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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 20.


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The


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 10, Jan. 15, 2003 FREE


Tidemark proposes change to marina project


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tidemark hotel and condominium developer Nick
Easterling of Carlingford Development Co. Inc. has
applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a new
construction permit, this time to remove existing docks
at the Tidemark Marina site and construct 6,245 square
feet of new docks. Easterling already has a COE and
Florida Department of Environmental Protection per-
mit to dredge the channel in front of a new seawall to


be built at the project location on the site of the former
Pete Reynard's Marina Bay restaurant in Holmes
Beach.
In the new application, Easterling said the reno-
vated marina would provide only 62 slips, down from
the original 75 approved by the Holmes Beach City
Commission when it granted a special exception per-
mit for the project in July 2001.
Even if Easterling gets approval for his new COE
permit, he'll still have to apply to the City of Holmes


Baby needs new shoes?
Patrons of the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club's "Extravaganza," an evening of auctions, dinm i, dancing
and Monte Carlo-style gambling, were enthusiastic over the chance to gamble for fimn at tih crap table,
roulette and blackjack tables. Chips were allocated at the beginning of the event and m ie bi.ggetr winner at the
closing of the tables Greg LaPensee took home a plaque. Others took home auction pri:ev. which varied
from Rev. Grossman's blessing for home or boat to dinner at Ooh La La! anJ ,n E'.ccuth e Limo for the
evening for four persons. More than 177 persons attended the event, which pi. 'tiqnc J Rotary to announce it
will be an annual January affair. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Anna Maria City Commission


backpedals on parking


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Given the chance to reflect on their 3-2 decision Dec.
17 to require permit parking for all city residents, Anna
Maria city commissioners sniffed the wind and revoted on
the issue at their Jan. 9 special meeting on parking, this
time unanimously approving a motion to establish park-
ing zones in which permits would be required.
The reversal came after a number of complaints to
commissioners from residents living in areas without
any parking problem, along with a backlash from the
Anna Maria Island Community Center over the possi-
bility of restricted parking on city rights-of-way along
streets adjacent to the center.
The no-parking zones could include all beach ac-
cess roads, once the specific zones are identified and
approved by the commission.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, who voted for
citywide permit parking Dec. 17, said she changed


sides after studying the issue and talking with a num-
ber of residents and people who frequent the Center..
"It became apparent to me that an ordinance which
requires permits of all residents sets us up for a tedious
process with a long list of exceptions," she said. "It
would also create a lot of ill will in the city."
Commissioners John Michaels and Linda Cramer
also changed their previous votes for the establishment
of parking zones where public parking was a problem.
Commissioners Chuck Webb and John Quam had
voted against the Dec. 17 proposal for citywide park-
ing permits.
Webb reiterated what he said at the Dec. 17 meet-
ing, that the parking impact areas are along North
Shore Drive, beach access streets and the Center.
"Parking in the internal part of the city has not been
a problem," he said.
PLEASE SEE PARKING, PAGE 3


Beach Building Department for the appropriate permits
and submit a new site plan to the city commission, city
building official Bill Saunders said.
Of the 62 slips in the new permit application,
Easterling said 40 would be associated with condo-
minium units, five for fishing guides' boats, four slips
for pontoon boat rentals, 12 slips for the restaurant and
hotel and one for a law enforcement officer.
PLEASE SEE TIDEMARK, PAGE 3



AME's principal


accepts new


job with district
By Diana Bogan -
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary
School Principal Tim Kolbe
announced that he has ac- ,.
cepted a new job as coordi- -
nator of school leadership .
for the Manatee County ,
School District.
Kolbe, who has been at -.
AME four years, said he Kolbe
truly hates to leave but, at the
same time, is excited about his new position.
The coordinator of school leadership is a new po-
sition within the district and is being funded by a three-
year grant the school district was recently awarded.
Kolbe will be responsible for mentoring and coach-
ing principals in all county schools. He said that in the
26 years he has worked in Manatee County as a prin-
cipal, the number of schools has grown yet the number
of leadership and managerial positions at the district
level has remained the same.
According to Kolbe, the school board discussed for
e\ oral years the possibility of hiring someone to pre-
pare new principals and provide continuing guidance
but he didn't think the position would become a real
opportunity.
"I have always thought that at some point I'd like
to work at the college or university level teaching
teachers how to teach. This new position allows me to
work with existing principals and teachers interested in
becoming a principal," Kolbe said.
"Being a principal is an overwhelming job.
There are issues left and right to deal with. I like to
turn problems into a success I love that kind of
work. I love this day as much as my first day on the
job."
Kolbe added that there are a lot of principals retir-
ing and a lot of new principals already on the job. The
interviewing process will begin for AME's new prin-
cipal the end of January.
Kolbe said he anticipates leaving AME in Febiuary
PLEASE SEE KOLBE, PAGE 3




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Man acquitted in November 2001


Holmes Beach shooting


A jury took less than an hour to acquit Scott
Scranton of all charges resulting from an argument that
led to a shooting in Holmes Beach in November 2001.
Scranton, 34, was charged with two counts of ag-
gravated assault with a firearm and carrying a con-
cealed weapon after a scuffle outside Hurricane Hank's
Restaurant, 5349 Gulf Drive, ended with Islander Matt
Denham being shot in the chest.
According to police reports, Scranton, Denham and
Matthew Scott began a verbal argument inside the es-
tablishment, then left to go to the parking lot to con-
tinue their "discussion."
According to witnesses who testified at the trial,
Scranton pulled a gun from his waist and cocked it in
the air, threatening to shoot. In the ensuing scuffle, two
shots were fired, one of which struck Denham.
Although wounded, Denham kicked Scranton and
knocked him to the ground, witnesses said.
If Scranton had been found guilty, he could have


faced life in prison.
After hearing testimony in the case, the jury began
deliberations, then requested to have testimony read
back to them. Judge Marc Gilner brought the jury back
into the courtroom, and statements by three witnesses
were read back as it pertained to exactly who was out-
side when the gun went off. The independent witnesses
testified that all three men were outside before the gun
went off and, when the gun went off, those that were
looking outside saw all of them rolling on the ground.
All of Scranton's testimony was also repeated for
the jury.
Witnesses also testified to previous altercations
involving Scranton and the other men.
The jury took less than an hour to reach the not-
guilty verdict.
According to Scranton's attorney, Richard
Reinhart, Scranton plans to move from the area to
avoid further trouble.


Meetings


Anna Maria City
Jan. 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., city commission work session.
Jan. 20, 7 p.m., planning and zoning commission meet-
ing.
Jan. 21, 7 p.m., CIAC meeting.
Jan. 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, resolution to set date for street vaca-
tion, discussion of delinquent sanitation invoices, dis-
cussion of private beach and beach access, visioningg"
discussion, discussion on profession services proposal


for bike lanes, discussion on consolidation of Island
building departments, special event application at Co-
quina Beach March 22-23, authorization to install fence
at streets and roads building, inventory deletion discus-
sion, consent agenda and commission comments.
Jan. 17, 8:30 a.m., commission work session.
Jan 21, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting on
multi-use path.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 23, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.


Ready, set, sell
Marcia Powers, a committee member for the Anna
Maria Island Tour of Homes, busily sold chances for
the quilt at a kickoff party for the tour held at the
Holmes Beach home of John and committee member
Penny Reinholz. Making the first purchase were Jean
and Milt Cross. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Of Interest
Jan. 15, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials Organization meeting, Bradenton Beach City
Hall.
Jan. 16, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, Fire Station #1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach


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Kolbe leaving Island school
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
or early March, but the time frame also depends on when
a new principal is hired and available for the Island school.
Although there isn't a transition period for a new
principal, Kolbe said there is a difference. Instead of
walking into the job cold, as he will his new position,
Kolbe will be able to mentor the new person as needed.
"Whomever is hired," he said, "I feel will be good
for the school. I know people fear change but I believe
the timing is right."
The timing would have been more difficult, Kolbe
said, had the proposed remodeling/new construction
project for the school not already been under way.


Anna Maria election

campaign quiet
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
With just under four weeks remaining before
the Feb. 11 Anna Maria city election, the three
candidates for the two vacant city commission
seats appear to be conducting fairly quiet cam-
paigns.
No political signs have been posted in the city
by the candidates -current Commissioner Linda
Cramer, Duke Miller and Jeff Smith and no
political advertisements have been scheduled with
The Islander.
The candidates say they all plan on "coffee"
sessions at various private residences in the city,
but none have yet been announced.
Campaigning, however, is expected to heat up
in the coming weeks as Mayor SueLynn will hold
a town hall meeting Jan. 28 on the proposed char-
ter change. The three candidates are .expected to
attend that meeting. The charter is also on the Feb.
11 ballot.
The Islander will hold its candidate forum at
6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Anna Maria City Hall,
while candidate profiles and interviews will be
featured in the Jan. 29 issue of The Islander.


Kolbe said the new principal will know the new ar-
chitect and contractor hired by the district and will be
coming in at the start of a new phase in the process, and
he or she will be able to see the project through. Although
he would have liked to see the construction process
through to the end, Kolbe noted that the new principal may
end up being someone who has had experience running
a school while it undergoes construction.
"AME is a wonderful place and I feel I've made
friends here. I believe there are some wonderful things
happening at this school and that it will continue to thrive."
District representatives will hold a public meeting
at AME from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, for a
leadership needs analysis, which will be used to evalu-
ate candidates interviewing for the principal's position.


Tidemark plans change again
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The Holmes Beach special exception permit states
boat slips will be limited to 40 for lodging units, 12 for
restaurant guests, 12 for lodge guests, three slips for
charter boats and eight leased as wet slips.
Easterling also said in the application that boat-related
activities at the Tidemark such as a water taxi, sunset and
yacht cruises, power and sail boat rentals, water skiing
lessons, and full marina services such as fueling and boat
repair, "will be provided at other sites."
None of these activities were mentioned in the spe-
cial exception permit from the city commission.
The only other marina site in the Tidemark basin is
Catcher's Marina, located on the north side of the inlet.
In fact, Easterling has also proposed in the COE
application to replace some of the existing seawall
around the basin, including part of the seawall at
Catcher's, and repair of the boat ramp at that marina.
Easterling explained that, in the original Tidemark
application for a DEP permit, that area was included for
seawall repair because it is "contiguous" to the Tide-
mark and Easterling thought he might have to buy the
marina to offer full services.
"Then Milt [May] bought it, so they are going to do
their own thing there," and repair their own seawall, he
said.
He denied he and May have any business relationship
in Catcher's, "but v.c uc JldfriciJs iu d I'll always hetlp;
them any way Icln.
"Milt, I'm sure, bought Catcher's hoping, as I do,


Parents, AME staff and stakeholders are encour-
aged to attend the meeting. Participants will be asked
to identify the most important leadership and personal
qualities of a principal for the school, identify critical
problem areas or needs and successful school aspects
or programs.
The information gathered will be used to develop
interview questions. Also, a selection committee will
be formed and a parent and community leader may be
selected to sit on the selection committee at this time.
The selection committee will consist of district offi-
cials, a principal other than Kolbe, an AME teacher and
staff person, an AME parent and a community member.
The job will be advertised for 10 business days and
the interview process is likely to begin the end of January.


Parking problems again?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Commissioners agreed, but the consensus was to
keep parking around the Center as it is now with some
parking allowed on the right of way, and to work with
the Center board to create more parking. The exact
"zone" for Center parking will be established by the
commission later.
Quam then introduced a map he had prepared out-
lining possible no-parking zones in the city for com-
missioners to use as a model.
On Quam's map, all beach access roads west of
Gulf Drive and a portion of some of the streets east of
Gulf Drive would have no parking.
Additionally, North Shore Drive and streets west of
North Shore are included in the no-parking zone. Por-
tions of Jacaranda Road along with sections of Fern and
Gladiolus streets and Newton Lane are also included.
Commissioners will survey the areas on the Quam
map during the next two weeks to determine which
streets to designate for no parking on the right of way,
and where parking by city residents with a permit will
be allowed. They'll then return at a future parking
workshop or regular commission meeting to finalize
the zones to accompany a city parking ordinance.
Quam emphasized the map is "just a starting
point," something for "city commission discussion."
Michaels suggested utilizing the services of the
new city engineering firm and the mayor said they will
be consulted as a traffic engineer and report on loca-
tions where no parking should be established because
of safety issues.
Commissioners will also examine placement of
handicap-parking spaces within the zone.
The Quam map will be posted for viewing at city
hall and residents are invited to submit comments.
Once all commissioners have reviewed the map
and the city traffic engineer has consulted the commis-
sion, "then we'll nail down the zone," said SueLynn.
Commissioners also did something no other city
commission the past 80 years has done. They adopted


Establish parking zones within the city where
residents would be required to obtain a permit for
parking on the right of way. The zones may or may
not include all beach access roads.
Residents who do not live in a parking zone
will not have to obtain a parking permit.
Some streets may have no parking for both
residents and non-residents.
Permits would be established by property
ownership and available to renters from the land-
lord, but this idea will be revisited at the next park-


a model ordinance as the basis for a city parking ordi-
nance.
Introduced by Cramer, the ordinance is based on
the Sanibel Island parking ordinance, but was modified
for Anna Maria by city resident Bill Yanger, an attor-
ney who was on the 1999 city parking committee.
Yanger said the Sanibel model was introduced at
a prior city commission several years ago, but never
adopted.
This time, however, commissioners reviewed
Yanger's model ordinance line by line and after a num-
ber of changes, voted unanimously to adopt its provi-
sions and send it to City Attorney Jim Dye as a basis
to prepare Anna Maria's parking ordinance.
There was, however, much discussion about the
process for obtaining a city parking permit required by
the ordinance.
Michaels wanted permits tied to property owners,
but Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sgt. John
Kinney, in charge of the Anna Maria substation, argued
that would create an "enforcement nightmare."
Yanger agreed, noting that every Florida barrier
island city he's aware of that has permit parking does
so with a sticker "permitted to the car."
Webb said this was among the many details that
could be ironed out by the commission following the


ing workshop.
Parking around the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center would remain as it is at present. The
streets for public parking on the right of way to
attend the Center will be established later.
Parking in the business district along Pine
Avenue and Gulf Drive will remain the same.
Parking is allowed on the right of way in some ar-
eas of these streets.
Provides prohibitions and penalties for a vio-
lation and establishes exceptions to the ordinance.


first reading of the parking ordinance. "We can change
a lot of things after the first reading," he said.
Webb added that signage to inform visitors about
Anna Maria's parking regulations will be important
and this is another area Dye should look at.
Yanger and others in attendance said the
commission's actions were admirable, particularly
since parking and has been, such a divisive issue for
a number of yc.uos.
The mayor and commissioners have said on several
occasions the past year they were "dedicated" to pro-
viding a solution for the city's parking problems.
"You have boldly gone where no commission has
ever gone before and I commend your courage,"
Yanger said, referring to the classic introduction to the
Star Trek television show. At least he didn't echo Cap-
tain Kirk and say, "Beam me up, Scotty. There's no
intelligent life here."
But Yanger did say the commission has compromised
on an extremely difficult issue."You will please some and
displease others with your actions and that's what's hap-
pened. But that's compromise," he concluded.
Longtime city resident Margaret Jenkins said that
"after 30 years of this problem, this is the most I've ever
seen done." She suggested that the commission adopt a
parking ordinance for a year, then review its effectiveness.


THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 15, 2003 M PAGE 3
for the Tidemark to be a success," said Easterling.
Whatever activities May offers at Catcher's that Tide-
mark guests can utilize will be "up to him."
"We're not going to be a full-service marina, so
obviously, Catcher's is right next door and can provide
fuel and repair facilities," he added.
Easterling also said the basin has been used by
charter boats, fishing guides and sunset cruise opera-
tors for as long as he can remember, so there is no dif-
ference in the type of boats proposed to utilize the
marina than have been operating there the past 50
years.
But the COE isn't buying the proposal for new
docks without comments from other agencies and the
public, particularly since the dock construction is lo-
cated in a manatee habitat zone.
"Based on the overall improvement of the marina
facility, the change in the upland activities associated
with the basin," and other information, the COE said
it has determined that the "proposed work may affect
the manatee" and has requested consultation with the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The USFWS was
asked, but did not object to the original dredging appli-
cation, the COE said.
Easterling's new application was actually submit-
ted to the COE on April 23, 2002, but was only made
public Jan. 7, 2003.
John Fellows of the COE said public comments
regarding the application can be submitted in writing
.-to the COE. ditici engineer b, Feb. 6, 2003.
Fell.. nia) be icaiert 1-I13-840-290'S or b)
e-mail at john.p.fellows@SAJ02.usace.army.mil.


Proposed parking ordinance highlights






PAGE 4 M JAN. 15, 2003 M THE ISLANDER


Island tourism dips during Christmas season


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tourism to Anna Maria Island fell by as much as
20 percent for the Christmas-to-New Year's holiday
season, according to some Island accommodation own-
ers and managers.
At the same time, however, a number of Island
restaurant operators said business was as good or bet-
ter than last year's holiday season.
The mixed bag of tourism reports was confirmed
by Susan Estler of the Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitor's Bureau, which surveys visitor arrivals for all
of Manatee County.
Estler did not believe from initial reports area tour-
ism dropped 20 percent in December, but admitted
there was a decline.
"December was apparently off by around 10 per-
cent, but we won't have the exact figures until the first
of February," she said.
Accommodation occupancy for November 2002
dropped 6.5 percent compared with November 2001
and is down 17.1 percent from the same month two
years ago.
Lower occupancy figures have been offset by
higher room rates, Estler said, with total sales for the
September-November period up 2.4 percent and tour-
ism tax sometimes called the "bed tax"- up 5.2
percent.
But there's no getting around the fact area tourism
is in decline, although most other Florida destinations,
such as Orlando and Miami, are down significantly in
visitor arrivals for the year, she said.
"Overall, we are not off as much as other destina-
tions," which are off as much as 20 percent in visitor
arrivals, Estler noted.
For the first 11 months of 2002, however, average
occupancy levels at area accommodations were 62.3
percent, down 5.7 percent from the 66 percent average
for 2001. That's a 10.1 percent decline from two years
ago.
Estler said a soft U.S. economy, poor Canadian
dollar exchange rate, fear of flying sparked by the
events of 9/11, worries about a war with Iraq, and con-
cern among foreign visitors they can't get more than a
30-day tourist visa to visit continue to plague area and
Florida tourism.
On the Island, Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman
said the holiday season was "definitely down."
From comments of chamber members, stayover
visitors to the Island were down as much as 20 per-
cent from the previous holiday season, she said, and
there seems to be no apparent reason for the decline.
"Retail sales seemed to be OK, but a lot of motels
were 'soft' and are still 'soft' for the January-to-April
period."
Brockman also observed that many Longboat
Key chamber members reported "a lot of vacancies
at Christmas and they said they've never had that be-
fore."
While traditionally stayover tourism on the Island
drops the first three weeks of January, Brockman said
accommodation operators are "hoping it will pick up.
It was a slow start for the season."
At the Surfside Econolodge in Bradenton Beach,
manager Marge Moran said that while Christmas was
a good week, "it wasn't quite as good as last year" and




Island losing

tourism dollars
A 10 percent decline in room occupancy in
Manatee County for December would have cost
area businesses an estimated $5.3 million in
tourism spending while 22 percent or $1.7 mil-
lion of that total would have spent on the Island.
Manatee County has 5,239 accommodation
rooms of which Anna Maria Island has 1,232
rooms, or 22 percent of the county's total. Island
and Longboat Key accommodations contribute 60
percent of the approximately $2.8 million total
tourism tax collected each year by the Bradenton
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, county
tourism officials have said previously.


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occupancy for New Year's was definitely down.
"All in all, the holiday season was not as busy as last
year," she said. "In fact, I'm hearing the Island wasn't a
busy place this season. I really don't know why."
There is cause for optimism cold up north, people season won't
be lost because of a slow start.
Reservations for February and March, are pick-
ing up, she said. "I'm still hopeful of a busy season."
Rod & Reel Motel manager Janet Tess in Anna
Maria said occupancy this holiday season was "a lot
lower than I've seen in the past."
While she was unsure of any specific reason, she did
note the number of foreign visitors, particularly from
Germany and Great Britain, was down this season.
"We had our regulars, but not a lot of new faces
like we usually see from those countries" every holi-
day season, she said.
"But just this week, the phones have started ring-
ing again. Whenever it gets cold up north, people start
heading south," Tess added. Reservations for February
and March are picking up.
Fawn Ker of the Seaside Motel in Bradenton Beach
said the Christmas season was a little down from last
year, but better than expected. "We thought we might


be way down," but a number of last-minute reserva-
tions were received.
Ker confirmed that the number of overseas visitors
seemed to be down this past holiday season. "We didn't
have as many foreign visitors as last year," she ob-
served.
She does believe, however, the season won't be a
disaster. Advance reservations for February and March
"are excellent, better than last year. We've never had
this many reservations in advance."
Some Island restaurants, however, reported no
downturn in customers for the holidays.
At the Ooh La La restaurant in Holmes Beach, owner
Damon Presswood said the holiday season was good.
"We had a lot of full nights with our regular guests
and a number of walk-ins. It was pretty good, a little
better than last year," he said.
Ed Chiles, who owns the Sandbar and Beach
House restaurants on the Island and the Mar Vista on
Longboat Key, said the three restaurants had very good
levels of customers for the holidays.
December was a slow month overall, he said, but
there was a "late rush" during the Christmas season that
boosted sales.
"We had very good weather the last 10 days of the
month and that helped," Chiles said. "Of course, we got
rained out New Year's Eve," as the restaurants feature
a great deal of outdoor dining.
While Island restaurants seemed to hold up well
during the Christmas season because of good weather
in Florida, good weather up north may have slowed
visitors arrivals for December. Estler attributed part of
the December downturn to above-average temperatures
in northern cities.
"It seems when the weather [up north] gets cold,
people head south. When it's mild, like it was in De-
cember, they don't travel," she said.
Another factor for the absence of European visitors
to the area is the possible mistaken belief that U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization Service authorities are
only granting 30-day visitor visas, not the normal six
months, she said.
"That's an incorrect perception," said Estler, but
the INS announcement last April that these rules might
be adopted seems to have many Europeans afraid to
travel to the United States (The Islander, Dec. 31,
2001).
The INS rules have not been adopted, said Estler,
and intense lobbying efforts by Florida tourism and real
estate interests, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and the Cana-
dian Snowbird Association have prompted the INS to
shelve its proposals for the time being.
"We still expect to see a good season in the area,"
she said with confidence.


Higher sales tax for Island, county


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County and Island businesses are now
collecting a half-cent more in sales tax effective Jan. 1,
2003, thanks to a local option sales tax increase in the
county to benefit the school system. The total sales tax
in effect is 6.5 percent on taxable items, said Manatee
County Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr.
Burton said all taxable items remain as they were
prior to Jan. 1, and no instructions on the new tax have
been mailed to county businesses by his office.
But Island and other county business owners will
now have to designate on their monthly tax revenue
forms how much of the total sales tax collected is gen-
eral (6 percent) sales tax and how much is the 1/2 cent
"local option" tax, said Dave Bruns of the Florida De-
partment of Revenue. Prior to Jan. 1, 2003, Manatee
County businesses didn't have to enter any number in that
section of the tax revenue form because there was no "lo-
cal option tax," he said.
"It's now very important to fill in that space on the
monthly [sales tax reporting] form so the county knows
how much to set aside" as the local option tax, Bruns said.
For large stores with computerized cash registers,
that's not going to be much of a problem, said Bruns.
"I'm sure they will just make an adjustment in their
main computers," to separate the 6 percent regular sales
tax and the half-cent increase.
For smaller businesses that do not have computer-


ized cash registers, they have to figure in the additional
half-cent sales tax and "they'll now have to figure out
at the end of each month how much is for each cat-
egory," said Bruns.
Of the total monthly sales tax now being collected by
Manatee County businesses, about 7.7 percent (1/13th of
the total) will be the half-cent local option tax, he said.
As an example, a business collecting $10,000 in sales
tax for one month would show $770 (7.7 percent) as lo-
cal option tax collected and $9,300 for general sales tax
revenue in the appropriate sections of its monthly report-
ing form.
Bruns also pointed out there is a $5,000 limit on the
local option tax.
For example, if you purchase a car for $10,000,
you would pay 6.5 percent only on the first $5,000 of
the purchase. That would be $325. For the remaining
$5,000 of the purchase, the sales tax is only 6 percent,
or $300, for a total of $625 in sales tax, he said.
Bruns said the Florida Department of Revenue
mailed out a notice on the new tax to Manatee County
businesses recently and noted how the amount col-
lected as "optional sales tax" should be reported.
"It should be fairly easy" to figure out the new tax
and the amounts collected under general sales tax and
local option tax, he said.
Anyone with any questions on collecting the new
tax or preparing a monthly sales tax revenue form
should call 1-800-352-3671, Bruns said.






THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 15, 2003 E PAGE 5


Dean report on Anna Maria erosion: do more reporting


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Dr. Robert Dean of the University of Florida's
Ocean Engineering Department has delivered his report
to Anna Maria on the results of his Dec. 30 survey of
coastal erosion at Bean Point and the city's northeast
coast, and found that he needs more reporting done on
the erosion to\come to any specific conclusions.
In fact, Dean isn't even sure if there is a permanent
problem.
Although Dean said he saw evidence that some
sections of the bay shoreline "had eroded to a greater
degree than others," the question is "whether the ero-
sion in these areas is a trend or whether the shoreline
is cyclical, in which case the condition is only tempo-
rary," he said.
But even temporary erosion is "of concern," he
admitted.
Dean said that based upon his observations, the bay
shoreline is fed by sand moving around the north tip of


Anna Maria Island, but the flow is "not constant," and
depends upon several factors which are poorly under-
stood. They're so poorly understood Dean didn't
even mention them in his brief report to the city, but
added that while he thinks the erosion is cyclical, he's
"not positive."
So what's needed are more studies over a number
of months, perhaps years, in addition to an analysis of
available historical information regarding shoreline
positions, he said.
And all those studies cost money, Dean said.
To summarize all available historical data regard-
ing shoreline positions and place this into a report ana-
lyzing shoreline erosion would take him about four
months to complete and cost the city $6,500.
To develop a program.to document future shoreline
changes would take two months and cost $3,500, he
said. Once in place, shoreline changes would be docu-
mented at least every three months, or after major ero-
sion events, he said.


Spirit bars for sale
Members of the Spirit
Youth Group of St.
Bernard Catholic '
Church, including
Kristen Robbins, 13, of
Bradenton, Christine
Morgan, 13, and Catie
Carden, 12, both of
Bradenton Beach, and
Kayla Boak, 13 of
Holmes Beach, sold $1
chocolate bars at Publix
of Holmes Beach last
weekend to raise funds
for the organization.
They reported selling a
"huge" amount of candy
bars. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said Dean had indicated
the historical analysis and current trend study program
might be part of a University of Florida undergraduate or
graduate class, which would lower some of the costs.
But at some point, said Dean, the city has to decide
what its concern is for the bay shorelines either to
establish a beach for recreational purposes or ensure
that shoreline conditions do not deteriorate to where
seawalls and other structures are threatened.
SueLynn said the city has no intention of establish-
ing a recreational beach along the northeast coast of the
city, but is committed to finding a solution to halt the
perceived erosion.
Dean concluded by saying that it is "premature to
anticipate remedial measures," but obviously the city
should consider beach renourishment or structures to
"stabilize" the coastline.
SueLynn had scheduled a town hall meeting with
concerned residents Tuesday, Jan. 14 to discuss the
Dean report and future options.

'Perfect Storm' case

scheduled to be heard

March 14 in Atlanta
A federal appeals court has agreed to hear a case
filed by two family members of crew members featured
in the movie "The Perfect Storm." A lower court had
dismissed the case.
Jodi Tyne of Bradenton sued Warner Bros. and
other parties related to the movie's production several
years ago, stating the film starring George Clooney as
former Cortez commercial fisher Billy Tyne was inac-
curate and depicted Tyne in a bad light as captain of the
swordfishing boat "Andrea Gail." The boat sank with
all hands in a North Atlantic storm in 1991.
Tyne is seeking a portion of the revenue Warner
Bros. made off the movie on the basis that they unduly
profited from the death of her ex-husband. Warner
Bros. attorneys said they were confident the higher
court would also rule in their favor.
The court case is due to be heard in Atlanta March 14.


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Opinion


Potpourri
OK, we've heard the jokes about the proposal by
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale to arrange
free police cars in exchange for advertising, similar to
race cars.
One alert reader suggested McDonald's advertising
and "Ronald" outfits for the officers. That's how serious
he found the suggestion. Or how about DisneyWorld on
the cars and mouse ears for the cops. Imagine a high-
speed chase involving the Energizer bunny!
At least one person found it to be a good idea. Their
reason? Save tax dollars.
But, really. Wouldn't it detract from the serious na-
ture of police business? Will eluding criminals or crime
victims acknowledge a police car emblazoned with ads?
The suggestion brought to mind a similar situation
with Sarasota police, who, faced with a new emblem de-
picting Michaelangelo's statue of David, objected to fron-
tal nudity on their sheilds, uniform patches and car doors.
The city opted for a more sensible "approach" and
chose instead the rear view of the statue.

Parking perplexity
We're trying to understand what's going on with re-
stricting parking in Anna Maria and permitting nonresi-
dent parking.
It's a linguistic nightmare. The city might wish to
direct its efforts at establishing parking zones rather than
restricting parking in certain zones, if that's its direction.
Allow city residents to park by issuing them parking per-
mits. Think positive, eliminate the negative.
And we thought maybe residents and the city could
utilize the hurricane evacuation tag system already in
place for parking. Why reinvent the wheel?
Fill the glass half full please.

Park plan?
With regard to the Holmes Beach city commission's
decision, or indecision, on funding a gazebo there's
still time. We just ask that the present city commission
take a step back in time and review the site plan prepared
by H. Patterson Fletcher prior to the 1999 groundbreaking
for our present city hall.
Fletcher allowed for baseball and soccer fields and a
full basketball court and all was voted on and approved
in 1997 -just for the record. Just in case anyone wanted
to check ....
In contrast, the expansion of public works to the area
allocated for the basketball court was not voted on by
anyone.
Commissioner Roger Lutz, October 1998: "If you're
going to spend $1.4 million, you have to consider what the
surrounding property's going to look like. Why spend that
money if we're still going to have a hovel across the street?"
On point?



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Found?
Last week my bike was taken from my home and
I really miss it as I ride it everyday. Please return it or
leave it where it can be found. My bike is a man's
beach cruiser with big balloon tires and it is painted
bright red with bright yellow rims. It also has a basket
on it for my groceries. It you discover my bike some-
where, please call me at 778-1915.
Kit Redeker, Bradenton Beach

Speaking up
I have been away too long.
As a former Anna Maria city commissioner who
headed up a parking committee some three years ago,
I am disheartened over the commission's extreme de-
cision to restrict non-resident parking in Anna Maria.
Members of the parking committee then differed
over how to best solve the problem, but never was there
a consensus to put up an invisible gate on the west side
of Gulf Drive to keep out motorists not residing in the
city.
This will not solve the parking problem and will
only aggravate conditions on the east side of Gulf
Drive. Some of those residents will also complain and
what's likely in the future is a citywide parking ban.
Three proposals were presented to the commission
for their perusal, one of which closed sequential streets
west of Gulf Drive on alternate days. In my opinion, an
open-minded solution.
Police enforcement of laws already on the books
was another such approach to combat the unlawful
behavior of some visitors.
While the city has an obligation to its residents, it
shouldn't compromise the rights of others. The beaches
are public, and the public, which includes parents with
small children toting beach accessories and older folks
who have difficulty walking long distances, have a
right to the same access afforded residents. After all,
federal moneys renourish the beaches.
Furthermore, the city government is forging a rift


with business owners whose livelihoods depend on a
friendly, accessible city. It's also a slap in the face to
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, which
promotes tourism for the Island cities.
And to make matters worse, the commission put
the cart before the horse and will now discuss purchas-
ing property to help alleviate future parking hardships
for visitors and residents east of Gulf Drive. The price
tag is too high. The city can't afford it.
Another surprise is that commissioners were unani-
mous in their voting. Not one elected official (this be-
ing an election year) used discretion. Just how detri-
mental their decision proves to be remains to be seen.
But what's certain now is that the elitist key to the city
now locks out those unfortunate enough not to reside
in its limits.
Robert F. McElheny, Tampa (former Anna Maria
vice mayor and commissioner)

Big biz, small world
Big business marketing has become so insidious in
our society that they dare to use "homeland security"
as a reason to advertise on the sides, hoods, tops and
whatever of our police vehicles.
I can just see it now, instead of sirens and flashing
lights, when pulling some hapless motorist over for a traf-
fic violation two big mouse ears will pop out of each side
of the police car while playing "It's a small world" in or-
der to pay back the Disney company for buying the
Bradenton Beach police department a police cruiser.
How embarrassing how greedy and how stu-
pid!
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach

Best thanker, too
This is Brad Cooney and I am an eighth-grade student
at St. Joseph School and received a plaque from you for
winning the Best Paper Prize in the history fair. I would
like to thank you for the plaque and donating your time,
money and effort into the history fair. Thank you.
Brad Cooney, Bradenton






THE ISLANDER M JAN. 15, 2003 0 PAGE 7

How to find perfect sports bar at least for some fans


By Jean Steiger
Islander Correspondent
I used to hate football. My early impressions of foot-
ball were formed in Northern Minnesota where the ther-
mometer dips into the 20s by September. Attending high
school football games meant sitting in the stands for three
hours, massaging icy fingers and wiggling your toes to
prevent terminal numbness. I usually spent most of the
game at the nearest diner drinking cocoa until it was time
for the post-game dance at the local VFW.
When I got married, it didn't take long to discover
my husband was a football addict. After years of listen-
ing to my complaints about the hours he spent watch-
ing football games on TV, he decided to launch a "posi-
tive conditioning" campaign to interest me in the sport.
At the time, we were living in Carlsbad, Calif., and the
closest football team was the Los Angeles Rams.
So each year, he bought tickets for three of the
Rams home football games. We would hire a baby sit-
ter, drive to Los Angeles on Saturday, check into a
motel, go out for a child-free dinner at a nice restaurant,
and then attend a performance at the local theater. The
next morning, we went out for Sunday brunch and then
headed for the stadium. During the game, my husband
kept up a running commentary, teaching me all the fine
points of the game as each play unfolded.
I, of course, loved the meals out, watching the
crowds of people and the entire weekend vacation. In
spite of myself, I even began learning about football.
Then, during the fourth quarter of the third game of the
third year, with the scored tied, my husband excitedly
turned to me and said, "Did you see that play?"
Unfortunately, I replied, "Which team is the
Rams?" At this point, he gave up and the football
weekends faded into memory.
Enter Doug Flutey. We moved to Rochester, N.Y.,
where, of course, the Buffalo Bills are the home team.
I was mildly interested (in spite of myself, my
husband's excellent tutoring had gotten through) and
watched bits of the game occasionally. But when Doug
Flutey (charismatic, relatively short underdog brought
back from the Canadian Football League) became the
quarterback, I, like thousands of other local women,


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Next up at O'Hara's: Bucs playoff
Buffalo Bills football fans enjoy watching a game in a room just for Bills fans at O'Hara's restaurant in
Bradenton. Left to right: Rita Roesler, Sue Drury, Audrey, Alex Mihalibabas, Gus and Patsy Green.


became ardent followers of the Buffalo Bills. Although
his tenure was shorter than any of us would have liked,
my interest in the Bills continued.
Then we moved to Florida for the winter season.
The Buffalo Bills, of course, are not televised on the
local stations so we had to find another place to watch
the games. This meant a sports bar, the only places that
televise almost every professional football game played
in the Western Hemisphere. Thus began our search for
the perfect sports bar (for us, that is).
The first Sunday afternoon, we went to a sports bar
we had passed many times before. Inside, a huge wrap-
around bar dominated the middle of the room and three


pool tables occupied the corners. A small group of
people had pulled chairs close to one TV against the
west wall where we saw immediately the Buffalo Bills
game was being played.
We pulled chairs up against a pool table and went to
the bar to order beverages. As the game progressed, we
exchanged pleasantries with the other Bills fans, yelled at
the appropriate moments and enjoyed the game (they won
during an overtime). But the bar was very smoky and I had
to go outside several times since I'm very sensitive to
smoke. Also, there was no food service and beverages had
to be ordered directly at the bar. So we decided to try an-
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Sports bars
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other sports bar the next week.
Our next choice was a full service restaurant. When
we arrived, we saw regular booths and tables placed in
three sections with TVs placed at good viewing angles.
One room way in the back was designated for smoking so
the rest of the restaurant was smoke free. We found the
Bills TV and settled in a comfortable booth. A waitress
arrived immediately and checked on us often.
For three hours, we feasted on buffalo wings, fish
sandwiches and french fries (a cholesterol hell). Fami-
lies with kids came and went, but we appeared to be the
only Bills fans in the restaurant. It was relaxing, good
eating and comfortable, but not much fun. And my
husband complained that he ate too much. So the
search for the perfect sports bar continued.
I was beginning to feel like a character in
Goldilocks and the Three Bears One bed was too
soft, a second too hard but the third bed was just right!
Maybe number three would be our lucky number.
During the week preceding game number three, a
friend of a friend told me about a sports bar that had a
Buffalo Bills room. This sounded promising so we
decided to try it. The bar was O'Hara's on Cortez.
On game day, we arrived al O'Hara's just in time
for the kickoff. We found the Bills area immediately,
a good-sized room located on the west of the restaurant
dominated by two long tables filled with people. We
found an empty table at the back of the room, pulled up
chairs and settled in for the game. The room was over-
flowing, with people standing behind short dividers and
sitting at higher tables a short distance outside the
room. The game, as far as we could tell, was being.
shown on three separate TVs.
A waitress arrived at our table very quickly and we
settled down with beer, Sprite and chicken wings for the
next three hours. Only a few people in the room were
smoking and they were, thank goodness, not sitting near
us. The people at the two long tables knew all the cheers
and seemed to have several designated cheerleaders. I
joined in enthusiastically. This was fun, even though the
Bills were losing.
At half-time, I approached a woman sitting at the
head of one of the long tables for some information on


Cortez museum.in-making gets curator


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A maritime historian and museum expert has
been hired to coordinate development of the long-
contemplated museum in Cortez.
Roger Allen, now finishing up a stint building
an historic boat in Osprey, Fla., will start in Cortez
Feb. 3, said Chips Shore, clerk of the circuit court.
His department's Historical Resources Division
oversees historic preservation in Manatee County.
The museum will be in the 1912-built brick
schoolhouse at the east end of the historic fishing vil-
lage, used as a studio and residence by artist Robert
Sailors and unoccupied since his death in 1995. The
county bought the school in 1998, sharing the
$420,000 cost with the Florida Communities Trust.
As coordinator Allen will keep an eye on the
restoration of the building, removing asbestos and
other hazardous materials, and repairing the floors.
Refurbishing the interior and landscaping the 4-
acre grounds will be under separate contracts.
Allen's museum duties will begin with catalog-
ing donations which will become exhibits in the


the roomful of fans. She was wearing a Buffalo Bills
jersey and seemed to be responsible for a lineup of
small teddy bears and an angel in the middle of the
table, all wearing Buffalo Bill jerseys.
Her name was Patsy Green who was there with her
mother, Rita Roesler, and her son Steven Green, all
from Bradenton but originally from Dunkirk, N.Y.
They and the friends sitting at both this table and the
one next to it had been watching Buffalo Bills football
games at O'Hara's for the past 12 years.
During this period, the sports bar had gone through
three owners. The second owner had created the separate
room when he purchased the store next door. When he
sold the property to Tom Grabert, the new owner actually
signed a contract that states that this room must continue
to be the Buffalo Bills room. Tom enjoys the fans and is
more than happy to comply with the contract.
The mascots on the table belong to Patsy, good


museum. These include many facets of the commer-
cial fishing industry which built Cortez and sus-
tained it for more than 100 years.
He has 20 years of experience in maritime his-
tory, said Christine Pope, manager of the Historical
Resources Division. A graduate of Westchester
(Pa.) University, he was curator at the Philadelphia
Maritime Museum.
Subsequently he was with the Marine Museum
of North Carolina as curator of boat-building tech-
nology, she said, noting that may give him a bond
with Cortezians, many of whose forebears came
from North Carolina to found Cortez.
Allen presently is finishing up his work on con-
struction of a replica of the historic boat Magic at
Historic Spanish Point in Osprey.
He will be on Shore's payroll, though the res-
toration of the school building will be financed by
the state Historical Preservation Trust, Manatee
County, Shore's office, Florida Institute of Saltwa-
ter Heritage, and Cortez Village Historical Society.
His office will be in the Cortez Community
Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct. W.


luck icons given to her by relatives. I asked Patsy what
the fans do during the off-season, and she said they still
meet at the bar for lunch once a month to catch up on
each other's lives. Most of the people are originally
from upstate New York, although all are now full-time
residents of Bradenton.
She told me the story of one of the fans at the table,
Alex Mihalibabas, who is originally from Greece. Before
he came to America, a friend gave him a book on Buffalo
Bill Cody to help him with his attempts to learn English.
He loved the book and when he arrived in this country, it
inspired his devotion to the Buffalo Bills. Ironically, he
married a woman from Buffalo, N.Y.
With the half-time over, I returned to my table to
watch the rest of the game (Buffalo lost again!). But I
knew we had, like Goldilocks and her quest for the per-
fect bed, finally found the perfect sports bar to watch the
hometown team. And in the process, made new friends.


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THE ISLANDER N JAN. 15, 2003 0 PAGE 9


Anna Maria resident sees 'high speed' future


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some people might say Anna Maria resident Norm
Mansour is on the fast track of Florida's mass transpor-
tation future, or that he sees Florida's transportation
future at high speed.
Mansour just laughs. He's not really on any fast
track and he's not moving at high speed. But he is a
member of Florida's High Speed Rail Authority
charged with developing a high-speed rail system link-
ing Florida's major population centers.
He does, however, see Florida's transportation fu-
ture as high speed.
Imagine an Island resident who wants to travel to
DisneyWorld. The present journey might take more
than two hours battling Interstate traffic.
With a high-speed rail system, however, Islanders
could simply drive to a station in Tampa or St. Peters-
burg, board the high-speed train, and make the 80-mile
journey to Orlando at 300 miles an hour in a matter of
minutes.
The first phase of the system will be from Orlando
to Tampa with an eventual extension to St. Petersburg.
Bid proposals on the estimated $1.5 billion cost for this
phase are expected in February with a planned Novem-
ber start date for construction. Completion of the first
link of the system could be in 2008, he said.
But don't think it's a project that doesn't affect
even Island residents.
"This is a big deal," said Mansour. "It affects ev-
eryone living in the area, including Anna Maria Is-


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Norm Mansour


land," and will eventually involve local governments
throughout the Tampa Bay area.
As a businessman, real estate investor and
former Florida Department of Transportation staff
member involved in real estate acquisition, Mansour
was well qualified for the "volunteer" position when
appointed in July 2001.
Eventually, the high-speed rail system will link Or-
lando, Tampa Bay, Miami, Jacksonville and Tallahassee
and there are discussions about an extension to Pensacola.


Parks committee reviews landscaping regulations


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee has decided to review the city's landscaping
regulations outlined in the land development code due
to the public interest shown by participants of the vi-
sioning workshops.
Committee members invited Holmes Beach Assis-
tant Superintendent of Public Works Bill Saunders to
their meeting last week to get an overview of the city's
current regulations.
Saunders informed the group that there are no
regulations for public lands, only for private property,


be it commercial or residential.
In Saunders' opinion, the current regulations have
a lot of flaws.
For one, he said, the types of landscaping permit-
ted include any combination of living material and
ground cover including grass, shrubs and vines, as well
as rocks, pebbles, sand, walls or fences.
Saunders said there are no limitations to prevent a
property owner from covering a lot entirely with sand
or pebbles.
Another problem Saunders pointed out to the com-
mittee is that many property owners landscaping over-
flows onto the right of way, which can obstruct a


driver's line of vision or work that needs to be done by
the city.
In residential areas, property owners are only re-
quired to have two trees and six shrubs. Saunders said
that doesn't make much sense to him.
The committee would like to see landscaping up-
graded when property changes ownership, if it can be
legally required. Currently, when you buy a piece of
property you can keep it as it is, although Saunders said
there are also people who are over-landscaping their
properties and affecting visibility.

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Saturday Jan. 25 9am 3pm
at Holmes Beach City Hall (Backside)
for Island residents to dispose of:

* Solvents Old Gasoline
* Latex and Oil w (in gasoline containers)
Based Paints Batteries
* Garden Pesticides (household, auto
* Household Chemicals and marine)
* Ammunition Any Mercury
* Flares fContaining Devices
* Waste Oil o(thermostats,
* Propane Tanks thermometers, float
* Fluorescent Lamps switches from
* Pool Chemicals bilge pumps, etc.)

We DO NOT accept radioactive (smoke detectors) and bio-hazardous materials
(syringes, etc.), e-scrap (printers, scanners, video, audio equipment, etc.).
Call in advance for accommodations for handicap access.
Businesses which generate a small quantity of hazardous waste may bring waste to
above location, however, they will have to pay contractor on site for disposal.

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Operation Department

For more information call:
Cari at 795-3423.


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The HSRA recently completed its vision plan and
that's available on the Web at floridahighspeedrail.org,
he said.
Other members of the authority are Fred Dudley of
Tallahassee, John Browning from Palatka, Heidi
Eddins of St. Augustine, William Dunn of Miami, Lee
Chira from Orlando, Leila Nodarse of Winter Park,
Skip Fowler of Orlando, and Charles "Doc" Dockery
of Lakeland.
Committee members have diverse business and
government backgrounds and Mansour represents the
business community.
The "job" offers no compensation, but considering
all the meetings around the state the past 18 months, it's
almost a full-time position, Mansour acknowledged.
And it frequently takes him away from the quiet life of
Anna Maria.
While he's been approached on occasion to be-
come active in Anna Maria governmental affairs, that's
not something his busy schedule will permit at this
point.
And it looks like he will be reappointed to the com-
mittee when his present term expires in 2004.
"So I tell my wife I'm so glad we moved to Anna
Maria to retire," Mansour said with a laugh.
A native of Deland, Mansour and his wife, Cindi,
moved to Anna Maria six years ago.
"And we love it here. This is a great place to live."
Too bad he's been moving at such high speed
lately, he's had little time to enjoy some peaceful Island
living.






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Organ recital,
rededication
Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church's pipe organ was
rededicated after extensive
updating at a recital Sunday.
Carl Parks, church organist-
choirmaster, performed some
of the best-known works for a
pipe organ. It is Anna Maria
Island's only pipe organ,
having been installed more
than 40 years ago. "The
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playing a wealth of literature
that never would have
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International Virgin Statue
comes to St. Bernard
The International Virgin Statue of Our Lady of
Fatima will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church for spe-
cial services at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19.
A candlelight "Living Rosary" will be included in
the public services at the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The statue was blessed by Pope Pius XII and the
bishop of Fatima at the Shrine of Fatima, Portugal, in
1947. After extensive travels in Europe and the Com-
munist bloc, it was brought to the United States in
1974.
Details may be obtained at 778-4769.


Drug-free workshop discussed
"Supervisor Training in Your Drug-Free Work-
shop" will be detailed at a workshop Tuesday, Jan. 22,
sponsored by the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce.
The event will be from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Radisson
Lido Beach Resort, 700 Ben Franklin Drive. Cost is $5
for members, $10 for nonmembers.
It will outline how to establish a drug-free work-
place, how to discuss it with employees, different drugs
and their warning signs, said the chamber. Further in-
formation may be obtained by calling 387-9519.

Two artists demonstrate
at Island Gallery West
Jane Fitzgerald and Graciela Giles will demon-
strate their art forms from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan.
18, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Fitzgerald will show the art of painting ceramic
tiles, a technique that she explains varies from painting
porcelain. She received her art degree from Baltimore
Community College.
Giles will demonstrate watercolor painting. Com-
ing to the United States from Argentina at an early age,
she is primarily self-taught and has taken intense work-
shops with several established artists.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6648.
German for beginners
offered at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, is offering German for
Beginners, conversational German, from 10-11:30 a.m.
Monday starting Jan. 20.
Bettina Sego of Anna Maria, who has lived in Ger-
many, will teach the six-week course. Cost is $55 for
Center members and $60 for nonmembers. Details are
available at 778-1908.


Parks committee reviews codes
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
The committee members have decided to review
the landscaping requirements for other areas, such as
Key West, Dunedin and Sanibel Island.
The group agreed to identify their top three con-
cerns with landscaping in Holmes Beach and work on
addressing the code based on those concerns.
The next committee meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5.


Block party for Island
is Saturday afternoon
An old-fashioned block party to show that
"we care for you" will be Saturday afternoon at
the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria.
It is the first of what church members hope
will become an annual celebration of friendship
and community. It will be from noon until 3 p.m.
in the church parking lot, open to everyone free
of charge.
There will be refreshments and music, free
hotdogs and barbecue, Cowboy Bob Criswell
will bring his trick horse Pepper to the grounds
to show what he learned in "manners school,"
and the Grape Ape will provide a balloonn
bouncing" environment. Other games include the
Moon Walk and Belly Bumper. Plus drawings
and giveaways and some surprises, promises a
sponsor.
"Our mission is to reach out to the surround-
ing communities and demonstrate that Island
Baptist is a caring community church," she said.
"There is more to Anna Maria Island than
just the wonderful beaches."
Further information may be obtained by tele-
phoning 778-0719.


Columnist McCartney
to address Democrats
Newspaper columnist James McCartney will dis-
cuss "The State of the Union 2003" when he appears
before the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club Mon-
day, Jan. 20.
The club will meet at noon at the Beach House
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, no
reservations required.
McCartney, of Holmes Beach, currently writes a
column as a free-lancer after many years as a colum-
nist with Knight Ridder newspapers, and teaches at
Georgetown University in Washington. Details may be
obtained at 778-9287.

Watercolor registration open
through month
Registration is open for watercolor classes taught
Tuesday and Thursdays by Sue Lynn Cotton at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
Four-week sessions are offered from 10 a.m.-12:30
p.m. Tuesday or 10:30 a.m.-l p.m. Thursday at the
Center. Cost is $60 for members, $65 for nonmembers.
Details are available at 778-1908.


In other matters, committee members decided to
table all discussion on the gazebo proposed for the city
hall until the commission finalizes its plans for the pro-
posed skateboard park.
Public Works Superintendent Joe Duennes apolo-
gized to the committee for taking it for granted that there
would be no problem moving forward with the gazebo,
considering the city had detailed specifications to bid it on.
The city commission, however, recently turned
down $97,000 in grant money, citing a lack of detailed
information on the proposed project.


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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 15, 2003 M PAGE 11


Jerry Springer not moving
to Anna Maria City
The Jerry Springer of trash television fame
is not moving to Anna Maria and is apparently
content with his Bird Key, Sarasota estate.
According to the Manatee County property
records, Anna Maria City Commissioner John
Michaels sold his house to a Mr. Gerald
Springer, but Michaels said it's not the Jerry
Springer of talk-show fame.
Some unkind people might say the real Jerry
Springer would be a perfect fit in Anna Maria
city.


Family caregivers unit
will meet on Friday
The Neighborly Senior Services of Manatee's
caregiver support group will meet at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 1 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17. The meeting is designed for people
caring for an older adult with chronic health or memory
problems. Details may be obtained by calling 748-
3001.

High school applications
to begin on Monday
The Manatee County school system will accept
high school choice applications from Monday, Jan. 20,
through Friday, Jan. 31, the school board office an-
nounces.
Current eigth- and ninth-graders may pick up a
choice application, letting them name the high school
they prefer to attend, at any middle school or high
school, through the county student accounting office at
708-8770, extension 2013, or by visiting the
www.manatee.kl2.fl.us Web site.

Garden club will hear of
hibiscus culture
The Island Garden Club will hear a discussion on
growing hibiscus When'it meets Thursday, Jan. 16, in
the community room of the Church of the Annuncia-
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
David Flanders, a member of the American Hibis-
cus Society, will discuss the culture of the flower at the
group's potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is
open to anyone interested in gardening, said the club's
Valerie McGannon. Details are available at 778-5538.

Longboat chamber's awards
reservations due
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's an-
nual meeting and awards breakfast will be at the Hilton
Longboat Key Beach Resort from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 21.
A review of the chamber's 2002 and a look at goals
and objectives in 2003 will be presented, and awards
announced including ambassador of the year, eager
beaver, and member of the year. Cost of the breakfast
will be $17.50.
Reservations may be made and details obtained by
calling 387-9519.


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Hyndmans open travel series
James Hyndman and his principal assistant, wife
Ruth, will open a series of monthly travel programs
Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Their presentations are free to the public and
start at 2 p.m., with seating limited to the first 75
persons to arrive.
The January offering will be "The Canadian
Rockies," a photo/narrative drive through the moun-
tains to the resorts at Banff and Lake Louise. The
Hyndmans will answer questions at the end of the
presentation.
Future programs will be:
"The Elegant New Las Vegas," Feb. 18, show-
ing the desert gaming resort city's "new level of so-
phistication, European dining and re-creations of
famed sites."
"Alaska: Land of Glaciers," March 18, a cruise
past giant glaciers, flights over rivers and mountains
and a visit to Victoria, B.C.
Hyndman is from Toronto, was sales manager of
Scandinavian Airlines, manager of a travel chain,
wholesaler of travel for his own company, and an ex-
ecutive of Holiday Inns Canada. The Hyndmans now
live in Bradenton.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sun-
day, closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6
p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Sat-
urday. Information is available at 778-6341.
'Changing the World' at Mote
John Cronin, director of the Pace Academy for the
Environment, will discuss "Changing the World in
Your Own Backyard" at 2003's opening program in the
Mote Marine Laboratory Monday night lecture series.
Aquarium doors will open at 6 p.m. Jan. 20, and the
presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Martin-Selby
Science Education Center. The lecture is free to Mote
members and one guest, $5 for nonmembers.
Further information may be obtained at 388-4441.

Dance tickets available
Tickets are being sold now for the 11th annual
Sweetheart Big Band Dance, scheduled Valentine's
Day eve, Feb. 13, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria,
the dance will be from 8-11 p.m. in the Center's
gymnasium. Sarasota's Sophisticates Big Band, with
vocalist Judi Edwards, will provide the music.
Soft drinks and snacks will be available, said the
Center, otherwise it's BYOB. Proceeds go to the
Center's youth programs.
The tickets at $10 each may be purchased at the
Center during 9-5 business hours. Details may be ob-
tained by calling 778-1908.

Long demonstrates watercolors
The art of watercolor painting will be demonstrated
for the public by Wini Long from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri-
day, Jan. 17, at the gallery of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Long has operated a summer gallery in New Har-
bor, Maine, for 25 years and has published the book
"Lighthouses of Maine" featuring her paintings. She
paints Florida scenes during her winter visits.
Details may be obtained at 778-6694.


SLearning
pastels
Charles
Townsend, pastel
artist, presented
a program for
the Artists Guild
S of Anna Maria
meeting Monday,
Jan. 6. Townsend
is a native of
Vermont and


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Drolet leads first.graders through paces


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Spider, tiger, lime, shine it's been a long win-
ter break and Lynn Drolet's first-graders are reviewing
words that use a long "I" their first week back at Anna
Maria Elementary School.
Each morning class begins with a lesson on read-
ing and language rules. The perimeter of the room is
lined with alphabet cards that jump-start young memo-
ries teetering between words.
Bit versus bite, hid versus hide everyone seated
on the carpet quickly remembers the long and short of
the letter I.
After a brief recess, Drolet's class sits down at the
desks lined up in two rows with students facing each
other.
The walls of the portable are an energetic splash of
color. Frog and tadpole items scattered about, the room
is filled with Drolet's favorite amphibian.
The room is also brimming with books. There are
books in baskets, books on shelves, books in boxes and
books in desks. Drolet even recorded some of the books
onto cassette tapes so students can listen to her read the
story and follow along at their own pace.
Students get plenty of opportunity to work at their


own pace. In between class subjects, students keep them-
selves busy finishing up work from the morning, reading
or completing individualized workbook projects.
Drolet likes to tie different subjects together with
a common theme. For example, students may study
bugs in science, read stories that include bug characters
and make bug-shape crafts.
Drolet also acknowledges that individuals learn in
different ways and she tries to present subjects using
more than one approach.
For some students, Drolet says; adding large num-
bers is easy to do if they put the biggest number down
first and count up from there to arrive at the correct
answer.
Others succeed with a visual approach and lateral
thinking. Adding large numbers like eight and nine is
made easier for some students when they use counting
blocks or fingers to break down the numbers, grouping
them into tens, and adding them together.
So eight and nine makes a group of ten, plus seven
left over for a total of 17. Drolet pairs off her students
so they can literally lend each other a hand to count.
"I like to keep things different" Drolet says. "I stay
flexible and can add something to the lesson if they find
it exciting."


Teacher spotlight
Lynn Drolet teaches first-grade at Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Island Middle School

walk.-athon kickoff

dinner Thursday
Island Middle School will host a dinner spon-
sored by the Sandbar restaurant of Anna Maria to
kick off its annual spring fundraiser "Walk the Is-
land for Island Middle School."
The dinner will be held at the school from 6 to
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and will be followed by a
brief Parent-Teacher Organization meeting.
The eighth-grade students will provide dessert
and the Conch Fritter Band will provide the
evening's entertainment.
The walk-a-thon is the school's primary
fundraiser and, according to IMS Director Jeanne
Shell, really requires the support and involvement of
the entire community.
The walk-a-thon will be held Saturday, March 1.
Students and their families will walk from IMS to
the Coquina Beach Pavilion, earning money from
pledges for each of the six miles they walk.
Monies raised by the walk are used to enhance
the educational opportunities offered at IMS. Spon-
sorship opportunities are available to local busi-
nesses, and community involvement is encouraged.


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Anna Maria Elementary School teacher Lynn Drolet
helps her first-graders sound out words containing a
long "I" sound. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Islander teacher


spotlight:


Lynn Drolet
Each week The Islander will focus on one of Anna
Maria Elementary School's teachers and their class-
room.
This week first-grade teacher Lynn Drolet is in our
spotlight.
Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Drolet moved
to Florida in 1995 and has been teaching at AME for
eight years. She is certified to teach first- through fifth-
grades, and as a media specialist for pre-kindergarten
through 12th-grade.
Drolet previously taught fifth- and sixth-grade
classes for a year in North Carolina and kindergarten
for three years in Ohio.
She earned her teaching degree from Susquehanna
University in Pennsylvania and plans to pursue a
master's degree in mental health counseling from
Florida State University in the fall.
Drolet said she will take classes parttime while
continuing to teach at AME and will use the skills she
learns to enhance her classroom teaching.
Drolet said she keeps her students interested in
learning by being a role model and showing them her
own enthusiasm for learning.
I really like to learn!" she said. "I learned to 'love
learning' from my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. McNulty,
at West Side School on Long Island.
"Every subject was a favorite subject in school, but
if I had to choose just one as my favorite it would be
reading and writing because I could use my imagina-
tion."
Drolet continues to soak up information through
reading educational journals, attending workshops and
surfing the Internet.
In her classroom at AME, Drolet said she strives to
create an environment that allows each child to feel
safe and reach his or her potential.
"I want them to look forward to each day and they
can't learn anything if they don't feel safe."
When not teaching, Drolet enjoys riding her bike,
working out, crafts and roller blading. When she vis-
its up north she looks forward to sitting by a fireplace,
skiing and hiking.


Advanced tickets are available through the
school $6 for adults and $4 for children for the
dinner. Tickets at the door will cost an additional
dollar.
The school is located at 206 85th St., Holmes
Beach.
For more information, call the school's admin-
istrative office at 778-5200.


Anna Maria Elementary
School menu
Monday, Jan. 20
School Holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Hot Dog or Fruit, Cheese and Muffin
Plate, Baked Beans, French Fries, Juice Bar, Fruit
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Breaded Chicken
Patty, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Mixed
Vegetables, Fruit
Thursday, Jan. 23
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Burrito or Turkey Stack Basket with
Goldfish Crackers, Green Beans, Fruit
Friday, Jan. 24
Breakfast: Large Orange Muffin, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Tuna Salad Sandwich,
Peas and Carrots, Lettuce and Tomato Salad,
Fruit
Milk and juice are served with every meal.





THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 15, 2003 M PAGE 13


IMS working on ninth-grade curriculum


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island Middle School may have found an
online high school curriculum through the Virtual
Learning Academy that will allow it to add a ninth-
grade class in the fall.
IMS parent of an eighth-grader, Genie Salter, and
Parent-Teacher Organization and Charter Board Chair-
man Scott Bassett met with the school's Manatee
County School Board liaison, Lynette Edwards, before
the winter break to determine what requirements would
need to be fulfilled.
According to Salter and Bassett, the school must
either offer an accredited high school curriculum,
which aligns with the Manatee County Spectrum cur-
riculum, or hire certified teachers for each core subject.
Salter said that the Virtual Learning Academy of-
fers "performance e-learning" high school courses
which have been developed according to Ohio's high
school curriculum. She said Ohio's state standards are
much more stringent than Florida's and that the com-
pany plans to have the online courses accredited for use
in Florida by September.
IMS math teacher Kelly Parson said that certified
high school teachers are difficult to find and that the
Bradenton Academy currently uses the curriculum of-
fered by the Virtual Learning Academy.
Salter said, if approved by the Manatee County
School Board, IMS would be able to offer its ninth-
graders language arts, algebra, U.S. history and biol-
ogy.
IMS would also need to offer electives. The county
requires its high school students to take performing
arts, foreign language and physical education electives
in order to graduate.
Salter said IMS would be able to offer Spanish,
physical education, band and possibly music theory.
The online curriculum would be facilitated by a
teacher onsite at IMS and Salter added that the program


is not designed to be done by students at home.
The IMS board is considering enrolling 20 students
in order to make the ninth-grade a viable addition to the
school. The online curriculum will cost $390 per stu-
dent for the school year.
IMS needs to draft a proposal amending its char-
ter and demonstrating how the virtual-learning curricu-
lum corresponds with the county's curriculum.
Bassett said the proposal would be submitted to
Edwards for further guidance and revisions and then to
the IMS board.
Everything hinges on the curriculum and whether
it will be accredited and accepted by the school board
in time for fall 2003 enrollment, Bassett said.


Center scales back expansion
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
altered its estimated $2.5 million renovation plans, pro-
posing now a phased approach to improving the Anna
Maria City facility.
Phase One, which is proposed to include a new, per-
manent storage facility to be built along the east side of the
tennis courts and removal of the temporary metal storage
units to free up space for an extension of the building for
future classrooms, is estimated to cost $900,000.
"In these current uncertain times the need for the pro-
grams provided by the Center has never been greater,"
said spokesperson Andy Little of the Center's board of
directors. "The Center is also sensitive to the financial
stress that today's economic instability has imposed on
these families. It is with this in mind that we have decided
to modify our expansion plans. This is not the time for the
full, top-to-bottom renovation of the Center's facilities that
we proposed more than a year ago."
Little said the priority was for more classroom and
storage space and that more than one-third of the funds
for Phase One have been raised. "We are confident we
can come up with the remainder this year."


IMS has also submitted a facilities request to the
Island Baptist Church to determine if it will have
enough space to house an extra grade level.
In other matters, the school has $3,000 in its budget
to put a message sign in front of the church. IMS is look-
ing for bids from local companies. Specifications can be
obtained from the school administrative office.
A vending machine has been installed in the school's
lunch/band room. The school does not offer students
meals for lunch and the vending machine was provided by
the Parent-Teacher Organization so students could have
healthy snack options. The PTO is also considering how
it might offer beverages as well. Ten percent of the vend-
ing machine profits will benefit the band program.
The next IMS board meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 4.
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Anna Maria City looks for more public parking


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
What if they held an Anna Maria City Commission
meeting and nobody spoke in opposition to anything?
Some people might say that would be a pretty bor-
ing Anna Maria meeting, but at the commission work-
shop session Jan. 9, Mayor SueLynn invoked new rules
of procedures for commission workshops in which no
public comment would be taken on agenda items un-
less a majority of commissioners voted to hear mem-
bers of the public speak.
The commission didn't vote so the public didn't
speak, and the commission moved smoothly through
discussion and consensus on a number of issues, in-
cluding the search for more public parking locations in
the city.
With a restricted public parking ordinance loom-
ing on the horizon, SueLynn said she had met recently
with Ed Chiles and discussed leasing a vacant lot he
owns at Gulf Drive and Spring Avenue. Chiles seemed
receptive to the idea, she said..
Additionally, SueLynn said there is property next
to Bortell's Bar on Gulf Drive for sale. Although the
asking price is $500,000, "properties are not going to
get any less expensive," predicted the mayor.
Commissioners agreed that would be a perfect lo-
cation for a public parking lot as it would provide easy
beach access to the public and allow people who attend
the Island Players theater performances additional
parking.
Another vacant lot is at North Shore and Magno-
lia, the mayor said, and the owners are also willing to
discuss a lease with the city, but are concerned parking
might be a problem for area residents.
The commission gave the mayor the green light to
proceed with discussions on these parcels in addition
to talks with Roser Memorial Community Church on
the prospects for using the church parking lot for pub-
lic parking.
The mayor also reported she is exploring options
to create a "line of credit" with a local bank if the city
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City Attorney Jim Dye said having a line of credit
is a good idea, but suggested contacting several banks
to get an informal "request for proposal" from each.

Island building official
The mayor reported talks with Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore and Bradenton Beach Mayor
John Chappie for an "Island Building Official Depart-
ment" to serve the entire Island are proceeding, but no
informal agreement has yet been reached.
Any agreement would still need approval from
each of the three Island city commissions along with
adoption of an interlocal agreement.
She did, however, present several cost scenarios
for commission discussion.
For Anna Maria to be part of the IBOD with four
building inspectors available to the three cities would
cost an estimated $132,322 annually, the mayor said,
while it would cost approximately $130,200 annually
for the city to hire its own full-time building official
with benefits. Both figures include the cost of a build-
ing department clerk.
If the city elected to hire a part-time building offi-
cial and pay no benefits, the approximate annual cost
would be $82,055.
To contract on an hourly basis for building services
from Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach, as the city
does at present, would cost about $82,030 annually, she
said.
She also announced that former Building Official
George McKay has been granted a three-year provi-
sional building official's license by Florida Building
Code and Administrators and Inspectors Board after
McKay appealed the original ruling denying him a li-
cense (see separate story).
"So how would the commission like me to pro-
ceed, given all this information?" the mayor asked.
Commissioners seemed reluctant to pull back from
pursuing the possibilities of an Island building depart-
ment, although there were several questions concern-


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Commissioner John Quam questioned how
Whitmore could estimate $1,000 annually for supplies
for the department while Anna Maria's budget for just
its building department was $2,500. He also wondered
about departmental control of a supposed independent
entity.
Outgoing Commissioner John Michaels, however,
suggested it "might be worth our while" for a shared
department, given the opportunity to save money and
resources and ensure a building official was always
available to the city.
"It's also a pioneer Island project," he added.
SueLynn said if an agreement is reached and ap-
proved by all three cities, it would be initially for a one-
year trial period.
Commission consensus was to continue to pursue
an informal agreement with Whitmore and Chappie
and report back to the commission.

Wireless master plan and ordinance
Commissioners agreed to study the final version of
the city's wireless communications master plan indi-
vidually and report back at the February workshop ses-
sion.
At the same time, the process of approving the
accompanying wireless ordinance will start with the
city's planning and zoning board at its Jan. 20 work-
shop.
The current city moratorium on cell tower con-
struction expires Feb. 28 and commissioners infor-
mally agreed to extend that deadline for another 60
days at their next regular meeting to allow ample time
for the city to complete the process and enact the ordi-
nance.

Anti-war proclamation
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proclamation brought forth by resident Diane Caniff to
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Advisory issued for

north Palma Sola Bay
Just days after a health advisory for the waters
off Bayfront Park in Anna Maria was lifted, Mana-
tee County Health Department officials have issued
a similar advisory for north Palma Sola Bay.
Acting Environmental Health Director Tom
Larkin said the Palma Sola Bay north advisory was
issued Jan. 7 after tests showed higher than normal
levels of fecal bacteria there.
Larkin said there is a potential health risk to the
public if people bathe or wade in the waters. Those
risks include skin rash, infections or disease.
The county monitors the saltwater at 10 area lo-
cations and when levels of fecal coliform or other
bacteria exceed the accepted U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency standard for a five-week test av-
erage, a warning is issued.
The advisory will remain in effect until the five-
week average of testing complies with EPA guide-
lines.
Palma Sola Bay north includes the waters off the
Palma Sola Causeway at the east end of the cause-
way.

Anti-war at Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
the mayor as an agenda item.
SueLynn said she wasn't sure what her stance on
the issue would be, while Commissioner Chuck Webb,
who is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve,
said it would take an hour for him to discuss his posi-
tion.
The consensus was that the issue was not some-
thing for the commission to discuss at this time.
In other matters, SueLynn said the Imagine Mana-
tee countywide visioning process will hold its only Is-
land meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Is-
land Baptist Church.
The mayor also said the city has a new post office
box and the number is 779. Mail will continue to be
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Anna Maria Public Works Director George
McKay was granted a three-year temporary build-
ing official license by the Florida Building Code
Administrators and Inspectors Board Jan. 7 after the
board heard McKay's appeal of an Aug. 17, 2001,
board decision to deny his application.
The board said McKay presented "additional
evidence regarding his experience" at a Dec. 12,
2002, board meeting that justified his claim he had
the required amount of experience. McKay has
three years to complete his certification for a li-
cense.
He was removed as the city's building official
in August 2002 after he informed Mayor SueLynn
the state had denied his request for a temporary li-
cense.
McKay had been hired in July 2001 by then
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh as both the city's build-
ing official and public works director with the un-
derstanding he would obtain a temporary building
official's license.
McKay worked as the city's building official
for more than a year until he learned the state board
had denied his temporary license application.
State officials then told SueLynn she had no
choice but to remove McKay as the building offi-
cial.
During the past five months, Anna Maria has
been utilizing building officials from both Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach, at the same time pur-
suing the prospects for an Islandwide building de-


months.
SueLynn also announced a day-long session to dis-
cuss the city's comprehensive plan with comprehensive
planner Tony Arendt will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat-
urday, Jan. 18, at the Roser Memorial Community
Church.
The mayor also said the city does not have an of-


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But McKay's return as the city's building offi-
cial is not certain.
Even after commissioners at their Jan. 9 work ses-
sion learned McKay had been licensed, they agreed
SueLynn should continue to pursue the concept of an
Island Building Officials Department with Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach and made no motion to
return McKay as the city's building official.
The city currently has a vacant building
official's position and the mayor could hire McKay
to hold that post, in addition to that of public works
director, subject to commission approval.
SueLynn, however, said the commission has in-
dicated she should pursue the possibilities of an Is-
land building department "at this time."
If that idea fails, she will then revisit the vacant
Anna Maria building official's position and discuss
the matter with the city commission and McKay.
McKay .said he was "glad this whole thing has
been sorted out. It should never have happened,"
but any return to holding the city's building official
title is up to the city commission and Mayor
SueLynn.
"It's her call. She knows how I feel," he said.
McKay has at least one supporter asking for his
return.
City resident Rick DeFrank wrote a letter to
SueLynn and the commissioners Jan. 10 calling on
them to drop pursuit of an Island building depart-
ment and return McKay to his former post.


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Wednesday, Jan. 15
8:30 a.m. "Search No More" breakfast for
single seniors at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4181.
10:30 a.m. Friends book club at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
12:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Garden Club
presents "service/guide dogs" with guest speaker
Diane Broda at Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665, or
756-3275.
2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Society
guest speaker Andrew Clyde Little at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-4018.
3p.m. "Mini-versity" lecture series with Rabbi
H. Bruce Ehrmann at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay
Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, Jan. 16
3 p.m. "A Challenge in Jewish Living Cre-
ating Your Own Mitzvah Law" with Rabbi Peter
Kasdan at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.
6 to 7p.m. "Walk the Island for Island Middle
School" walk-a-thon kick-off dinner courtesy of the
Sandbar restaurant at Island Middle School, 206 85th
St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200. Fee ap-
plies.
6:30 p.m. Hibiscus growing with David
Flanders at the Island Garden Club meeting and pot
luck dinner at the Church of Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5538.

Friday, Jan. 17
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watercolorist Wini Long art
demonstration at Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.
1 to 2 p.m. Neighborly Senior Services of
Manatee's Caregiver Support Group at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 748-3001.
4 p.m. Island author Marguerite Loukes Dye
book signing at Main Bookshop, 1962 Main Street,
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9 a.m. to noon- Anna Maria Environmental En-
hancement and Education Committee City Hall Park
cleanup at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 708-6130.
10 a.m. to noon Tile painting and watercolor
art demonstrations by Jane Fitzgerald and Graciela
Giles at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6648.
Noon to 3 p.m. "We Care for You" block party
in the parking lot at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

Sunday, Jan. 19
2p.m.- JoAnn Castle at Neel Auditorium, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5390. Fee
applies.
7 p.m. Candlelight "Living Rosary" featuring
the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of
Fatima at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

Monday, Jan. 20
10 to 11:30 a.m. German class for beginners
II with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Noon Syndicated newspaper columnist
James McCartney will present "The State of the
Union 2003" for the Anna Maria Island Democratic
Club at the Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton
Beach. Information: 778-9287.
7 p.m. "Changing the World in Your Own
Backyard" with John Cronin, Director of Pace Acad-
emy for the Environment, at Mote Marine Laboratory,
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Information:
388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Jan. 21
7:30 to 9 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce annual meeting and awards ceremony at the
Hilton Longboat Key Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veteran's service officer available
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. By appointment: 749-3030.
2p.m. -"Canadian Rockies" travelogue with Jim
Hyndman at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7 p.m. Child-safety presentation by Holmes
Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon at the Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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8:30 a.m. "Search No More" breakfast for
single seniors at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4181.
3 p.m. "Mini-versity" lecture series with Rabbi
H. Bruce Ehrmann at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay
Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
7 p.m. Anna Maria Environmental Enhance-
ment and Education Committee meeting with Mark
Alderson of the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 708-6130.

Ongoing:
"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.
Ninth Annual James Pay Exhibit at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through January. Information: 778-2099.
Watercolors and acrylics by Dr. Carl Voyles at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through January.
Abstract paintings by Vick Vercauteren at Kaos
Gallery South, 1122 12th St. W., Bradenton, through
January. Information: 747-0823.
"Deathtrap" at the Island Players playhouse,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Jan. 26. Infor-
mation: 778-5755. Fee applies.
Group show for B.H. Erschel, Itallo Botti, Rob-
ert Mendoze, the Russian plein air painters and
Michael Schuessler at Wallace Fii ie Art, 5360 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Suite 108, Longboat Key, through
Feb. 11. Information: 387-0746.

Upcoming:
Great Image Workshop with Jack Elka at Bridge
Walk Jan. 24.
Book sale at the Island Branch Library Jan. 25.
Polish dinner/dance at St. Bernard Catholic
Church Jan. 25.
Manatee River Orchid Society show and sale at
the Manatee Civic Center Jan. 25 and 26.
"Stars of Tomorrow" at Neel Auditorium Jan. 26.
"Fish Bioacustics: A Response to Dave Barry"
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria
Jan. 4, 5501 Marina Drive, Captain's Marina, open
door. Deputies responded to a burglary alarm and, ac-
cording to the report, found the door open and a man
lying face down on the floor. Deputies woke the man
up and placed him under arrest. According to the re-
port, the man claimed to live at the location and was
later identified as an employee of the marina.
Jan. 6, 300 block of Tarpon Street, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, someone entered a residence and
stole a telescope from the den.

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Jan. 3, 2700 block of Gulf Drive N., criminal mis-
chief. According to the report, officers found a car with
its rear window broken and a cinder block lying in the
cargo area. The owner of the car was not located.
Jan. 3, 2650 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island Club,
criminal mischief. According to the report, officers
found a car with the rear window broken, but were
unable to locate the owner.
Jan. 4, 2408 Gulf Drive, Via Roma Resort, warrant
arrest. According to the report, while following up on


Obituaries


Richard Kenneth Ennis
Richard Kenneth Ennis, 71, of Holmes Beach and
Oscoda, Mich., died Jan. 7.
Born in Mt. Morris, Mich., Mr. Ennis wintered in
Holmes Beach for 30 years. He was a meat cutter at
Ennis Food Market in Saginaw, Mich. He served in the
U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member
of Masonic Lodge 77.
Memorial services were Jan. 11 in Saginaw. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for
Crippled Children, P.O. Box 3261, Saginaw MI 48605.
He is survived by companion Barbara Carpenter;
daughter Barbara L. of Saginaw; sons Gary of Traverse
City, Mich., and Brian of Holt, Mich.; sisters Mary
Parcell of Saginaw and Kathy Bellinger of Clio, Mich.;
brother Donald of Saginaw; and three grandsons.
Glenn D. Kuras
Glenn D. Kuras, 64, of Cortez, died Dec. 25.
Born in Berwin, Ill., Mr. Kuras came to Manatee
County from Kansas City,.Mo., five years ago. He was
retired as a sales and marketing executive with NCR
after 25 years and was the former owner of Business
Cards Tomorrow. He served in the U.S. Army. He was
a member of Island Baptist Church, Anna Maria City,
and served on the finance committee there. He was a




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American Legion Post 0312 in Oneco.
Memorial services were Jan. 13 at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, are
of Pew Fund, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by companion Mary-M. Breaux;
sons Erik of Dayton, Ohio, Glenn E. of Atlanta, and
Kevin of Bradenton; and two grandchildren.

Ronald Wayne Wagner Jr.
Ronald Wayne Wagner Jr., 27, of Bradenton,
died Jan. 5.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Wagner was a lifelong
resident. He was a cook at the Beach House Restaurant
in Bradenton Beach and the Holiday Inn Airport Ma-
rina in Sarasota.
Memorial services were Jan. 9. Toale Brothers Fu-
neral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by parents Ronald Wayne Sr. and
Jerilynn of Bradenton; brother James Douglas of
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wanted for possession of cocaine on a Sarasota County
warrant.
Jan. 5, 2100 block of Avenue B, theft. A bicycle
was reportedly stolen from a woman's home.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 5, 3100 block of Avenue B, theft. A woman
reported her bicycle stolen from her carport.
Jan. 9, 300 block of61 st Street, battery. According to
the report, a construction worker called police when he
saw a man strike a woman with his fist in front of a resi-
dence. By the time officers arrived at the scene, however,
the defendant had left, although he was located nearby and
arrested by officers for spouse battery.


Household hazardous
waste collection
in Holmes Beach
Manatee County Utilities Operation Depart-
ment will collect household hazardous waste
from all Island residents Jan. 25.
Island residents can dispose of solvents, la-
tex and oil paints, garden pesticides, household
chemicals, ammunition, flares, waste oil, pro-
pane tanks, fluorescent lamps, mercury devices,
pool chemicals, old gasoline, and household auto
and marine batteries.
Radioactive and biohazardous materials such
as smoke detectors and syringes will not be ac-
cepted. Neither will "E-scrap" (printers, scan-
ners, video and audio equipment).
Waste should be dropped off between 9 a.m.
and 3 p.m. behind Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
Marina Drive.
For more information, call 795-3423.

Author signing Friday in Sarasota
Island author Marguerite Loukes Dye will sign
copies of her children's book, "If I Were," at 4 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17, at the Main Bookshop, 1962 Main
Street, Sarasota.
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Island Players' 'Deathtrap' captivating, beguiling, twisted


By Bonner Joy
There's nothing like a good thriller to get your
blood going. Throw in a laugh or two, or 20, and
you've got the makings of a great play. Mix in out-
right good acting, directing and all that goes with it
and you've got a hit.
We hope it won't be sold out before you call for
tickets, but Island Players' current production of Ira
Levin's "Deathtrap" has all the makings for a great
afternoon or evening's entertainment.
A movie of the same name based on Levin's hit
play starred Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve and
Dyan Cannon and debuted so many years past
(1982) that although my companion and I had seen
it, we barely recalled the plot.
Just as well, because the Island Players' produc-
tion has its own surprises, plot twists and captivat-
ing scenes. It moves very quickly, where we recalled
the movie version dragging on and on. Levin's wit
and one-liners shine through along with his sleuth-
ing prowess.
There are so many twists in the plot, well,
"twisted" came to mind before intermission.
The two-act play takes place in the lodge-like
home of Sydney and Myra Bruhl, played here by Joe
Kerata and Diana Shoemaker. He's a has-been
"thriller" playwright suffering from a series of flops,
now aging, hitless for too long and without pros-
pects.
That is, until he meets Clifford Anderson, por-
trayed by Michael Vogt, a hip, novice writer full of
ideas and promise. A budding playwright.
It seems Anderson attended one of Bruhl's semi-
nars where he caught the teacher's eye, and was in-
vited to contact Bruhl for a review of future work.
Bruhl is so impressed by the young writer's first ef-
fort "a gifted director couldn't even hurt it" -
that his wheels start turning on how he can capital-
ize on the opportunity.
The opportunity to take over the play, lock,
stock and barrel, with murderous intent is apparently
more natural to Sydney in his line of work than con-
ning the young author for a byline.
"Would you kill for such a play?" asks Myra.
"Don't be foolish, darling," Sydney quips. "Of
course I would."
Kerota adds just the right touches of pompous
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Photo: Bonner Joy

maker brings out the best, er, worst in her husband
with just the right amount of nervous nagging and
intuitive prodding.
Enter Vogt, brimming with youth, energy and
enthusiasm enough to make anyone want to kill
him. But he catches on fast to Sydney. Too fast?
They quickly agree on a collaboration. They
toast. "Brandy first," says Sydney. "I've learned
something in 11 years of melodrama."
Jo Kendall as Helga Ten Dorp adds an ounce of
tension to the melodrama. She's a neighboring psy-
chic that visits the household briefly and foretells of
carnage that will befall the Bruhls.
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The plot twists. The audience gasps and screams
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more ammunition for the story when he arrives to
explain to Sydney his financial situation and ob-
serves what turns out to be the "next twist."
Director Kelly Wynn Woodland also directed
Vogt in the season opener "Mother Hicks" in which
he was a frantic deaf mute and she has an apparent
talent in leading him and the other actors to do their
utmost. She also directed two successful summer
Shakespeare productions for the Island Players, and
her credits at this theater are many, including "Blithe
Spirit," "37 Postcards," "Dearly Departed" and
"Moon Over the Brewery."
But Woodland's talents don't end there. She also
performs and appeared on the Island stage in "As
Bees In Honey Drown" and last year's "Plaza Suite."
In her director's notes for "Deathtrap," Wood-
land hints at the "play within the play" as a "little bit
of 'Gaslight' mixed with a dash of 'Sleuth' and
rounded out with slight overtones of 'Pirandello.'"
Woodland refers to the "contest to craft drama
into reality" in "Deathtrap" and asks, "At what point
does art take on a life of its own?"
Sydney announces he has succumbed to
"thrillitis malignis." In reality, you're likely to do
the same. "Deathtrap" is a magnanimous thriller.
The set design is another fantastic achievement
among many for John Flannery, with lighting by
Chris McVicker, sound by Walt Schmidt and Bob
Grant and costumes by Don Bailey. A new credit for
the artistic staff includes Dorian Boyd for "special
weapons effects technician."
The show is an Island Players first for Kerata, al-
though he shows he's no stranger and no newcomer
to theater. Diana Shoemaker makes her second ap-
pearance on the Island stage, having appeared in
Mother Hicks this season. Kendall is a veteran at Is-
land Players, although her "foreign" accent here was
lacking authenticity. Then again, it may have been
appropriately "contrived."
"Deathtrap" is fun and a thrill.
The play continues through Jan. 26, with
evening curtain calls at 8 p.m. and two remaining
Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The box office is open
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily except Su-nd-a and one
hour before performances. Ticket price is $14-,..The
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Nathen Page CD release party Thursday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A party celebrating the release of Nathen Page's
newest CD will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at
L'Attitude Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Sarasota.
Page's trio has been a feature for four years at
Island's End of Anna Maria, and the trio will be at the
reception Thursday. Page's brother Henry can't be
there, but his place on drums will be taken over for the
evening by Scott Blum. Gary Deary will be the bass
man, as always. The gallery is at 1219 First St.,
Sarasota.
This recording features Page on the piano, though
his fame throughout the jazz community is as a guitar-
ist. Always serious about the piano, he has focused on
it only recently since last July, to be precise.
That's when he was diagnosed with cancer of the
pancreas, which spread to his liver and lungs and the
guitar became too physically demanding.
He moved to the piano, and last Sept. 20 was cap-
tured live at Island's End with such classics as "Cara-
van," "Summertime," "The Shadow of Your Smile"
and a CD load of other charmed memories. The result
is "Nathen Page Piano Trio Live at Island's End."
Before the piano trio, though, Page was an interna-
tional and internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist. He
wasn't born a star, he became one through hard work
in the medium he loves.
He was born in Charlestown, W. Va., and grew up
"on a steady diet of country music. I never even heard
of jazz until I went into the Army in 1955."
In basic training in South Carolina he landed in a
barrack "full of guys from all over," and they played
jazz on their radios and their record players.
"As soon as I heard it," he said, "I knew that was
what I wanted to spend my life doing." He took it up
on his guitar.
After his service as an infantry grunt and medic, he
appealed to an uncle in Washington, D.C., for help in
staying out of West Virginia, and the uncle put him into
a job in a service station.
That wasn't his ideal, and after a year he became


Nathen Page
an orderly at Washington Hospital Center. It left him
free moments to practice his music.
He taught himself to play well enough to join or-
ganist Jimmy Smith and his group, which he enjoyed
and where he learned not just his instrument and mu-
sic, but about the music world.
From there he went to Roberta Flack, Sonny
Rollins, Jackie McLean and dozens of others as his
reputation spread as a superb musician and a good guy
to work with, not always the case in music or anything
else.
"Altogether I've been all over the world a couple
of times," he said. "Clubs, festivals, concerts, every


kind of jazz venues."
Married and working steady, though all over the
map, he moved to Orlando in 1980 and then to
Bradenton four years ago. The Pages came to
Bradenton because of the water, he said they're
devoted sailors and the lakes around Orlando didn't
offer much for their 30-foot sailboat.
He's been playing at Island's End most of those
four years, arranging with someone to fill in for the trio
when he travels to New York or elsewhere.
Then came cancer, and chemo. He now gets three
kinds of chemotherapy, he said, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
treatment days, and there's a lot of progress against the
disease.
He is president of Hugo's Music Inc., the company
that has put out all of his 10 recordings since 1979, and
the CD may be bought for $12 at the reception or on his
Web site, www.nathenpage.com.
President or no, he'll be at the reception Thursday
performing with the trio as a premier artist. On the pi-
ano this time.


Volunteers sought for
storm drain stencil program
"Mark a drain only for rain" storm-drain
stenciling volunteers are sought by Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful for the rest of January.
The program places identification on storm
drains to notify people to avoid dumping used
oil, lawn and garden chemicals or other pollut-
ants into the drains, which lead to Anna Maria
Sound and Tampa Bay. On the Island, public
works departments in all three cities are partici-
pating in the program.
According to the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, more than 60 percent of water
pollution in the country comes from non-point
source pollution from stormwater runoff.
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A Pine Avenue hair salon
Missy Parker of A Pine Avenue Salon at 314 Pine
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for a client at her just-opened salon. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Not just A Pine Avenue salon
When Missy Parker moved to Anna Maria Island
six years ago, she gave herself five years to open her
own hair styling salon.
She missed her goal by just a year, but her recently
opened A Pine Avenue Salon at 314 Pine Ave. next
to Marina Pointe Realty in Anna Maria fulfills that
dream, even if it is a little late.
And judging by the initial reaction of Island pa-
trons to the salon, the extra year was worth the wait.
"The response has been very good," said Missy,
who just opened on Jan. 2. "The word seems to have
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Elizabeth is also a licensed barber, so "men are
welcome," she said with a laugh.
"We love men," said the two good-looking
women.
"And we couldn't have asked for a better location,"
said Missy. "The trolley stops right here and we have
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I'm really proud to be here."
While Missy carries the Matrix product line, she
can also provides pickup service on other products,
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available at an outlet near the DeSoto Mall, but a
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Instead of driving, clients can place their order with
Missy and pick it up in a few days.
She and Elizabeth also plan on offering a pickup
service in the near future for Island clients who don't
drive. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and
Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Custom
hours for clients are also available.
For more information on A Pine Avenue Salon,
call 778-5694.

Woodson Brothers now open
Woodson Brothers Seafood Grille at 7423 Mana-
tee Ave. W. opened its doors for business Monday, Jan.
13 following months of extensive renovation of the
location.
The four Cortez-raised Woodson brothers, Bobby,
Bert, David and Danny, bring more than 100 years in
dining, seafood and related experience to the 150-seat
restaurant that bears their name.
While the menu leans toward seafood, tradi-
tional fares such as steak, pasta, pork and chicken
are also served.
Geared toward family fun and the friendly neigh-
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One of four brothers opening Woodson Brothers'
Seafood Grille, Bert, was all grins Sunday when he
finally got a break with daughter Lauran from setting
up the restaurant for Monday's opening. The restaurant
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contributors. The decor is definitely "old Florida"
while the refurbished facility boasts everything new
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can observe appetizers being cooked or grilled.
The Billfish Bar is the largest of the rooms while
the Sun,Room is available for private functions.
Woodson Brothers is open Monday through
Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and until 10 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday.
Call 795-2278 for more information on Woodson
Brothers.

Island-to-Island directory debuts
Anna Maria Island's newest publication is the Is-
land- to-Island Directory published by Karen
Saunders of Palm Pages Inc. and it's providing island
residents from Anna Maria to Siesta Key with a lot
more than just residential telephone numbers and yel-
low pages.
After looking at what the local Verizon tele-
phone directory offered for the area, Karen, with 24
years experience in advertising and marketing,
thought there was an opening on the Sarasota and
Manatee barrier islands for a "high-class, user-
friendly directory providing lots of information for
visitors and residents."
With the blessing of the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce, Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce,
Karen set out last year to produce an attractive and
easy-to-read-and-understand directory. From the looks
of the just-arrived first issue, she's done just that.
The Island-to-Island Directory is full of informa-
tion for visitors and residents alike on things to do,
places to go, businesses to shop at and annual events,
including maps, information on fishing and golfing
activities, history of each island, places of interest and,
of course, residential and business telephone numbers
for Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach,


Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands, Bird Key and
Siesta Key.
Directories can be obtained at any of the three
sponsoring chambers.
For more information on the Island-to-Island Di-
rectory or to obtain a copy, call Karen Saunders at 922-
0441.


Deli delight on Island
Owner Sherry Brown and sandwich-maker supreme
Lance Bergeron of the Island Store and Deli at 417
Pine Ave. in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin

Island Deli is a delight
Sherry Brown recently opened the Island Store and
Deli at 412 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria at the same time
husband Jeff was taking over as manager at Island
Marine of the same address.
But Sherry's Island Store and Deli is much more
than just a sandwich shop, although the Cuban sand-
wiches are handmade and she considers them the "best
on the Island.
"We've also got convenience for shoppers with a


THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 15, 2003 E PAGE 23
number of items, including eggs, milk, bread and but-
ter," said Sherry. "And we serve a great breakfast."
The store is also pretty convenient for boaters with
the Island Marine dock just a few feet from the front
door.
"We also carry ice, suntan lotion, coolers and other
items boaters may need," she said.
That's in addition to the usual convenience items
such as snacks, medicines, gum, candy, soft drinks and
sundries.
She's also just received her beer and wine license
and those beverages have been added to the fare.
In addition to sandwiches, Sherry also makes sal-
ads and other items fresh daily.
Store hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
For more information, call 778-4303.

Island Real Estate wins
'Window Talk' contract
Island Real Estate now has the Island's only
"Window Talk" information center on Anna Maria
Island, a 24-hour-a-day interactive center for which
the firm has won the exclusive contract, it has an-
nounced.
The center keeps information on properties for
sale with Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island
Inc., starting with 15 but with boxes to accommodate
50. The system has flyers, recorded messages about
properties and provides contact with the agent by
telephone. It is in front of the Island Real Estate of-
fice, 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are
available at 778-6066.

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service, an-anniversary, a new hire, or an award-win-
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Basketball season hits floor running at Center


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
A bevy of basketball games virtually every night
of the week got the 2003 Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center's basketball season under way.
There were no apparent signs of rust lingering from
the winter break as several players broke out with huge
scoring games led by Chad Richardson's 31 points
scored in a Division I contest. Spencer Carper with 26
points and Matt McDonough with 25 also came
through with high scoring games in Division I.
The Premier League (ages 14-16) high scorers are
David Scott who scored 29 points to just edge out his
younger brother Gary's 28 points. The next highest
point total that isn't a Scott belongs to Will Langston
who scored 23 points.
Division II's (ages 10-11) high scorer for the week
was Justin Dearlove's with 16 points, closely followed
by Dylan Mullen's 14-point performance, while Chris
Callahan's 14 points led Division III (ages 8-9).
Tommy Price with 13 points and Joey Hutchinson's 10
points complete the Division III high scorers.
Look for standings and scoring averages in next
week's column.

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close as they would come.
Ben Valdivieso provided the final winning margin
for A&E with a pair of baskets to finish with four
points. Breann Richardson added another four points
while also pulling down six rebounds.
Mullen scored a game-high 14 points, including
three, three-point baskets, while Whitney Bauer added
four points.

In other Division II action:
A&E 34, Banks Engineering 22
Justin Dearlove scored 13 points and Ben
Valdivieso scored 10 to lead Air &Energy past Banks
Engineering on Friday, Jan. 10. Breann Richardson
chipped in with six points while Garret Secor added
five.
Broderick West led Banks Engineering with 12
points while Joseph Karasiewicz and C.J. Johnson each
scored four points and Miles Hostetler finished with
two points in the loss.

Marco Polo 20, Duncan 11
A smothering defensive effort by Marco Polo lim-
ited Duncan Real Estate to only one first-half point
before holding on for a 20-11 victory Thursday, Jan. 9.
Dylan Mullen led Marco Polo with 10 points,
while Whitney Bauer added six points and Ryan
Guerin finished with four.
Celia Ware led Duncan with eight points all in
the second half. Nash Thompson scored two points and
Samantha Samuels added one point in the loss.

Banks 25, A Paradise 14
Miles Hostetler's 10 points led Banks Engineering
past A Paradise Realty Wednesday, Jan. 8. C.J.
Johnson added eight points and Broderick West scored
seven points to contribute to the victory.
Justin Anton's 10 points led A Paradise, which also
received four points from Jordan Sebastiano.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 15, 2003 0 PAGE 25


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24

Division III (ages 8-9): Bistros 20, Titsworth 10
Joey Hutchinson scored six of his game-high 10
points in the fourth quarter as the Bistros closed out the
Saturday, Jan. 11, game against Titsworth Construction
by a 20-10 score.
Molly McDonough chipped in with four points for
the Bistros, which also received two points apiece from
Wyatt Hoffman, Hailey Dearlove and Emma Barlow.
Gabe Salter scored six points to lead Titsworth,
which also received two points each from Allyson
Titsworth and Alex Thurkettle in the loss.

Acute Care 20, Danziger 13
Acute Care Team rode a balanced scoring attack on
Saturday, Jan. 11, to record a seven-point victory over
Danziger Allergy & Sinus. Geeza Lott led the way with
eight points, while Matt Bauer scored six points and
Chris Callahan added four.
Danziger was led by Jordan Sebastiano, who
scored a game-high 13 points.

Jessie's 10, Bistros 8
Martine Miller's only basket on the night proved
to be the game-winner as Jessie's Island Store edged
the Bistros 10-8 Friday, Jan. 10. Blake Wilson led all
scorers with eight points to contribute to the Jessie's
win.
Hailey Dearlove scored four points to lead the Bis-
tros, which also received two points apiece from Joey
Hutchinson and Emma Barlow.

Danziger 10, Titsworth 8
Tommy Price's fourth-quarter basket broke an 8-
8 tie on Thursday, Jan. 9. and gave Danziger Allergy
& Sinus a 10-8 victory over Titsworth Construction.
Price led Dahziger with six points, while Daniel
Janisch and Sarah Howard each added two points.
Allyson Titsworth led the construction team with
six points, while Alex Thurkettle added two points in
the loss.

Acute Care 14, Jessie's 12
Geeza Lott's fourth-quarter basket provided Acute
Care team with the winning margin on Monday, Jan.
6, against Jessie's Island Store. Matt Bauer led Acute
Care with eight points, while Chris Callahan, Kara
Nelson and Lott each finished with two points.


Center basketball schedule
Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Jan. 16 6 p.m. Galati Marine vs.
Harry's Continental Kitchen
Jan. 18 noon Galati Marine vs. Sun
Jan. 18 1 p.m. Harry's Continental Kitchens vs.
Young's Landscape
Jan. 21 7:15 p.m. Galati Marine vs.
Young's Landscaping


Division III (ages
Jan. 16 7 p.m.
Jan. 17 6 p.m.

Jan. 18 4 p.m.

Jan. 18 5 p.m.

Jan. 20 6 p.m.


Division
Jan. 17
Jan. 17


II (ages
7 p.m.
8 p.m.


Jan. 18 6p.m.
Jan. 18 7 p.m.


Division
Jan. 16
Jan. 18
Jan. 18


I (ages
8 p.m
2 p.m.
3 p.m.


s 8-9)
The Bistros vs. Acute Care Team
Titsworth Construction vs.
Jessie's Island Store
Danziger Allergy &
Sinus vs. Bistros
Acute Care Team vs.
Titsworth Construction
Acute Care Team vs.
Jessie's Island Store

10-11)
A Paradise Realty vs. Air & Energy
Duncan Real Estate vs.
Banks Engineering
Marco Polo vs. A Paradise Realty
Air & Energy vs.
Duncan Real Estate

12-13)
Island Pressure Cleaning vs. LPAC
LPAC vs. Island Discount Tackle
Sign of the Mermaid vs.
Island Pressure Cleaning


Premier League (ages 14-16)
Jan. 18 10 a.m. Island Real Esate vs.
Anna Maria Glass & Screen
Jan. 18 11 a.m. PAL vs. Beach House Restaurant
Jan. 20 7 p.m. PAL vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Jan. 20 8 p.m. Beach House vs.
Island Real Estate


Marco Polo's Dylan Mullen flies to the basket as Air & Energy's Molly Wolfe defends during Division II
basketball action at the Center.


A Paradise player Amanda White and Duncan Real
Estate's Dana Slowey battle for a rebound during
Division II basketball action at the Center.


Blake Wilson scored six points and Martine Miller
added four to lead Jessie's, which also received two
points from Jill Watts in the loss.

Division I (ages 12-13): LPAC 48, Bryant's 47
Chad Richardson exploded for 31 points to lead
Larry Pearson Air Conditioning to an exciting one-
point victory over Bryant's Recycled Treasures Satur-
day, Jan. 11.
The game was a back-and-forth affair that saw
many lead changes throughout the game. Bryant's took
a 37-34 lead into the fourth quarter, bat Richardson
responded with eight points in the fourth to spark the
come-from-behind victory.
Jarrod McKenzie added eight points for LPAC,
which also received six points from Eric Distelhurst
and two points from Connor Bystrom.
Shawn Samuels led Bryant's with 17 points, while
Cody Knight scored 13 and David Bryant finished with
12. Corey Williamson completed the Recycler's scor-
ing with two points.

Mermaid 35, Island Discount Tackle 33
Matt McDonough scored a game-high 16 points on
Saturday, Jan. 11 to lead Sign of the Mermaid past Is-
land Discount Tackle.
Kevin Kirn chipped in with eight points and Pat
Cole scored seven for the Mermaid, which also re-
ceived three points from Tyler Schneerer and two
points from Ananda Morano.

Island Pressure Cleaning 56, Island Discount
Tackle 20
.Island Pressure Cleaning rode a balanced scoring
attack that saw four players score in double figures for
an easy win over Island Discount Tackle Saturday, Jan.
11.


Justin Dearlove pushes the ball upcourt for his Air &
Energy team during basketball action at the Center.



Spencer Carper scored 17 points and David Tyson
added 16 points for the Pressure Washers, which also
received 10 points apiece from Shane Pelkey and Mat-
thew Skaggs.
Steve Faasse led Island Discount Tackle with 12
points, while Jake Orr scored four. Mikey Schweitzer
and Jesse Levine finished with two points apiece to
complete the scoring.

Island Pressure Cleaning 46, Bryant's 34
Spencer Carper scored 14 of his game-high 16
points in the first half as IPC opened up a 10-point lead
on the way to a 46-34 victory over Bryant's Recycled
Treasures Thursday, Jan. 9.
Matthew Skaggs and David Tyson chipped in
with 10 and eight points respectively, while Harrison
Skaggs finished with four points. Shane and Tanner
Pelkey scored two points apiece to round out the IPC
scoring.
The Recyclers were led by Cody Knight's 14
points and nine points from Shawn Samuels. David
Bryant chipped in with four points, while Kyle
Swartzendruber and Corey Williamson each finished
with three points.

Mermaid 54, LPAC 19
Sign of the Mermaid blew past LPAC on Tuesday,
Jan. 9, behind 17 points from Kevin Kirn and 12 points
from Matt McDonough. Pat Cole chipped in with nine
points, while Andrew Burgess finished with eight
points. Clay Barlow and Ananda Morano each added
four points to the victory.
Chad Richardson's 13 points paced LPAC, which
also received four points from Eric Distelhurst and two
points from Danielle Mullen.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 28






"- PAGE 26 JAN. 15, 2003 U THE ISLANDER



No, this is not another tall fish tale


Call this a tale of friends old and new.
My friend Traci Ardren was in town last week. Dr.
Ardren is the head of the archeology department at the
University of Miami, and was conducting a dig at Little
Salt Springs near North Port. The springs actually
a 250-foot-diameter sinkhole that's about 200 feet deep
has been called a time capsule of what life was like
in Florida thousands of years ago, since whatever ends
up in it fails to decompose due to the lack of oxygen in
the water.
Little Salt Springs was first discovered as an ar-
- chaeological site by a diver in the 1950s. Subsequent
research has come up with the fact that Paleoindians
camped around Little Salt Springs about 10,000 to
12,000 years ago and lowered themselves off a ledge
into the sinkhole to reach water.
One of the earliest documented evidences of hu-
man habitation was found on a ledge in the sinkhole:
an overturned, collapsed shell of an extinct species of
giant land tortoise was found with a sharply pointed
wooden stake stuck in its shell. Several of the bones of
the giant tortoise as well as parts of its shell were
burned, leading researchers to surmise that the turtle
was killed and cooked in an upside down position and
eaten there at the ledge more than 12,000 years ago.
Also found there have been bones identified as
coming from mammoths, mastodons, the giant sloth,
tapir, and ancestors of the camel and horse.
Traci and company didn't find anything really star-
tling during their week-long dig. Most of the "good
stuff" is in the springs, and the. gang was doing land-
based archeology, although there were some neat little
beads and other stuff found. Unfortunately, the midden
where a lot of the other good stuff is usually found now
has a road running across it, and an area where they
believe humans were once buried is now the site of a
housing development, off limits to the archeologists.
But it was fun to watch all the North Port kids and
residents wander around the site, which is usually


closed to the public. I particularly liked all the refer-
ences to "Dr. Ardren says ..." and "according to Dr.
Ardren ..." since I've known Traci for so long that it's
hard to believe she's running an archeology department
for a major university.
The spring also has something of a living legend in
its depths. At some point in the recent past, flood wa-
ters from a nearby stream overflowed into the springs,
and a fingerling snook ended up trapped in the brack-
ish water. Since there were lots of other little fish to eat,
the snook thrived and grew, and grew.
"I saw the snook roll one afternoon," Dr. Ardren
said. "It's definitely dolphin size."
Before you start loading up the car with rods and
reels to get your name in the record books for catching
a world-class linesider, know that a deputy sheriff lives
on the property and takes a very, very dim view of
poachers.

New friends
Thomas Perry was in town over the weekend. He's
the author of 13 mysteries and, as a huge fan, I was
pleased to get a chance to talk to him for a while.
He told a funny story about dealing with publish-
ers, or maybe how not to deal with publishers. I had
mentioned that another mystery author I know had
written a novel excluding his serial character. His pub-
lisher had refused to print the book unless the series


character was added, so the poor guy had to take his
finished novel and insert the character into the story.
Perry said he had a similar experience. His most
popular character is a Seneca Indian woman who takes
people in trouble and gives them new identities and a
new place to live. After five Jane Whitefield books,
Perry said he'd had enough of her. He wrote a book
where Jane's husband was murdered and she went af-
ter Carey's killers. Along the way, she meets a teenage
Indian girl, who helps her track down the bad guys.
Jane kills them but is also killed. The young girl breaks
into Jane's house to a ringing telephone. She answers
it and hears a frightened voice on the other end asking
Jane for help.
"I'm Jane," the teen responds, and a new series is
born. Or so Perry thought.
"My publisher called one day and asked if I was
working on anything. 'Whatever you do, don't kill
Carey or Jane,' were the first words out of her mouth
before I could say anything about getting to page 350
of the new book," Perry said. "I figured I'd better not
mention what I was working on."
It seems that reporters aren't the only people who
get stories "spiked" by editors.

Manatees, by the numbers
Last year wasn't a good one for Florida manatees.
Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's Florida Marine Research Insti-
tute have concluded that 305 manatees died in state
waters last year, 95 of them dying as a result of water-
craft-related injuries.
In 2001, manatee deaths totaled 325, with 81 wa-
tercraft related. In 2000, 272 manatees died, 78 from
boat-manatee "interaction."
A drop in total deaths from 325 to 305 is good
news, but an increase of 81 to 95 from boat collisions
is far from good, especially when there are more and
more boats on the water every year.

Sandscript factoid
You may have seen in the papers that come out
every day that the Cuban government has agreed to let
U.S. scholars into Ernest Hemingway's home outside
Havana to pore over his library and a collection of pa-
pers and pictures he'd collected and stashed in a cellar
during his 21 years of living there. One Hemingway au-
thority likened the books and papers to an archeo-
logical dig: "You hope there will be interesting and
exciting things to discover, and you think there will be,
but you won't know exactly what unless you excavate
with an open mind."
But there was a revelation that I'd never heard be-
fore in the article regarding the Papa material. "The
cellar hoard came as a surprise to most Hemingway
experts. The author's fourth wife and widow, Mary,
came here a month after he killed himself and cleaned
out the bank vault where then-unpublished manuscripts
were stored. She also hauled 200 pounds of documents
and belongings back to New York. But she burned the
bulk of his papers, letters and journals in a bonfire that
lasted three days."
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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 15, 2003 M PAGE 27


Grouper good offshore, trout action picking up

By Capt. Mike Heistand
Typical winter fishing action continues, with back-
water fishers reporting good catches of trout, redfish .. .
and some big sheepshead. Offshore action continues to r
be excellent for grouper, both reds and gags, in only .,
about 50 feet of water. -
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said some too-
big redfish were docked at the pier, plus sheepshead,p
flounder, whiting and small bonnethead shark's. Fish- f,-
ing is getting better every day, he added.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are finding
sheepshead to be the best bet right now, plus some
sharks.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said they're get-
ting a lot of trout, redfish and sheepshead in Sarasota
Bay, with shrimp the bait of choice.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said trout seem to be his ...-
best bet, but he's also catching redfish and sheepshead
around the docks.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's put charters onto amberjack to 50 -.
pounds about 50 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, good
catches of red grouper to 15 pounds and mangrove to
5 pounds.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
pompano are starting to bite in Sarasota Bay, and stop First timers
by to pick up some pompano jigs that seem to really do Frank Rosario and family had their first-ever trip offshore with Capt. Larry McGuire last week, catching six
the trick. There are also lots of good reports of good- gag grouper to 12 pounds and 15 mangrove snapper to 5 pounds on a six-hour trip in the Gulf of Mexico.


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sized trout in the bays right now. Offshore grouper fish-
ing is excellent just 12 miles from shore, and there
seems to be lots of mangrove snapper hanging around
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge piers.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters, out of Cortez Fishing Center said he's been
catching red grouper to 10 pounds, gag grouper to 15
pounds and mangrove snapper to 5 pounds on his off-
shore charters.
Capt. Eric Bergen said they braved the rough
water for one trip in the Gulf, catching plenty of
keeper-size red grouper and mangrove and lane snap-
per.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
gag grouper to 15 pounds in about 45 feet of water out
in the Gulf, snapper to 5 pounds using live pinfish or
frozen sardines. Bay fishing is producing sheepshead
to 6 pounds, plus flounder, trout and some keeper-size
redfish.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's getting sheepies up to 5 pounds and
redfish almost everywhere in the bays. He's finding
snook to be pretty scarce, but lots of trout if you hunt
for them, as well as a few flounder, bluefish, snapper
and pompano.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
there are lots of trout being taken on live shrimp and,
although most of the trout are on the small side, there
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good reports of good-sized reds coming in by wade
fishers in Palma Sola Bay and nice-sized sheepshead
from the Manatee Public Beach pier.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
black drum are being caught in the cut and in the Mana-
tee River, trout are out in front of Terra Ceia Bay, reds
are pretty thick around Joe's Island and mangrove
snapper are at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge piers.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said his charters targeted reds when he was able
to get out last week, with good results coming from
Cotee jigs or Mr. Twister Exudes, catching up to a
dozen or so on most trips.
On my boat Magic we had a rough week with the
weather, but were able to catch redfish, trout and
sheepies to 4 pounds. Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a- name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.



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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25


Premier Division (ages 14-16):
AM Glass & Screen 51, AM Oyster Bar 45
Will Langston's 23 points and 15 points from
Bobby Gibbons led Anna Maria Glass & Screen past
the Anna Maria Oyster Bar Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Bobby Cooper chipped in with five points for Glass
& Screen, which also received four points from Billy
Malfese and two points apiece from Phelps Tracy and
Sarah White.
Clay Orr scored 17 points and Taylor Manning
netted 10 to lead the Oyster Bar in the loss. Michael
Cramer and Casey Swartzendruber added six points
apiece, while Dylan O'Sullivan and Marisa Arce each
chipped in with two points.

Beach House 82, Island Real Estate 48
The Beach House Restaurant received double-figure
scoring efforts from four different players during its 82-48
win over Island Real Estate Monday, Jan. 6. Gary Scott led


the way with 24 points, while brother David added 16.
Derik Mendez followed with 12 points and David Buck
finished with 11 points. Chris Chawi and Teddy Carlson
finished with nine and eight points respectively.
Mike Wallen's 17 points led Island Real Estate, which
also received 12 points from Tyler Bekkerus and 10 points
from Kyle Schweitzer. Anthony Rosas chipped in with six
points and Lorenzo Rivera scored two.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Jan. 11 horseshoe games were Rod
Bussey and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria City.
Runners-up were Ron Pepka of Bradenton and Tom
Rhodes of Cortez.
Winners in the Jan. 8 games were Bussey and Bob
Lee of Anna Maria City. Runners-up were Al Norman
of Holmes Beach and Starrett.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


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


Burns trifecta
Pat Burns of Holmes
Beach was the winner of the
final week of The Islander's
2002 Pick the Winners foot-. "
ball contest, making it a
trifecta in the Burns house-
hold. Wife Markianne won
the contest two years ago
while daughter Kim won Burns
several years ago.
Pat has four other children who don't live in
Florida, but he's going for the quadruple win next year
by having his kids go online to The Islander Web site
when the contest resumes.


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THE ISLANDER. JAN. 15, 2003 0 PAGE 29


And they're off!
The 2002 Build Better Kids Island Run was held in December with a gun start at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria. Proceeds from entry fees were earmarked for the Manatee County Nursery Schools Inc. The chilly
morning did not keep the dedicated runners from the race. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Greg Walker and Vicki Supernaw ran the best
times overall for male and female competitors in the
Island Run 2002 at Bayfront Park Dec. 15.
Their times were 16:54 for Walker, who is 24 years
of age, and 20:19 for Supernaw, 31.
In the masters division, Ken Krah, 49, had the best
time for men at 17:57 and Jeanne Crews, 41, was best
female runner at 22:23. Grand masters competition was
won by Richard Quevillon, 60, whose time was 19:32,




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Youngest runners were two I 1-year-olds, Garrett Loh
and Hannah Logan, who came in at 26:42 and 27:08, re-
spectively. Oldest man to finish was Danny Williams, 79,
and oldest woman was Sandra Webber, 64.
The run was to benefit Manatee County Nursery
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Keeping up with the Georges
Lauren George, age 2 years, 6 months, rode in style
in her jogging stroller while sister Lindsey, 7, and
mom, Sue, completed the one-mile family fun walk.
The family is from Anna Maria. Islander Photo: J.L.
Robertson

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A 2BR/2BA, one-car home for
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A fourplex mixed-use (two
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Gulf views for $550,000.
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Beach. Triplex with great
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Curb appeal and a unique polished flagstone
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fine touches in this lovely home.


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STACKABLE WASHER/DRYER Kenmore, good
condition. $250. Call 779-0392.

4.5-HP SELF-PROPELLED mulching Lawn Boy
mower in excellent condition, $85. 26-inch lady's
bicycle, $20. 779-1503.
36-INCH FLAT SCREEN Sony television, $900, or
best offer; white wood dining room set, four side
chairs, two arm chairs, $500, or best offer; three-
wheel bicycle, $300, or best offer. Call 778-2487.

ANTIQUE SALE Niki's Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf
Drive, next to Time Saver. Two large cranberry
vases, hand-painted porcelain plates, cloisonne
pieces, Limoges France, collector's shoes and
eggs. All 50 percent off.
OLD WICKER SOFA, chair, rocker, two tables; din-
ing room table, four chairs; twin mattresses; two
wrought iron chairs with coffee table. 778-4541.

KING-SIZE WATERBED set. Heater, mattress pad
and sheets included. $50. Call 778-8225.

BEDROOM SET: Dresser with mirror, two
nightstands, king headboard, $1,500; six lanai
chairs, white PVC, $20 each; white PVC table, 30-
inches, $80. 778-7690.

WALNUT CHINA CABINET $190; wood four-door
buffet $35; baker rack $15; ladies three-wheel island
bike $145; Schwinn bike $25. 778-2167.

BEAUTIFUL WROUGHT iron hand-painted tile top
table and four chairs. New $2,100, will sell for $475.
Call 778-8573 or see at 6325 Gulf Drive North,
Holmes Beach.




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SUNDAY 2BR/2BA charmer with peeks of Intracoastal. Wood
floors. $234,900. Barbara Forrest, 713-2725.







DIRECT PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT Gorgeous views, deep-
water dock, 4-5BR/3.5BA, pool, beach out your back door.
$1,150,000. Barbara Forrest, 713-2725.






WALK TO BEACHES and your deeded boat slip from this
4BR/3.5BA. 1,984 sq.ft. home with pool. $349,900. Karen
Johnson, 778-0176.







GREAT VIEWS of Tampa Bay from this 2,800 sq.ft. Key West
canal home. New metal roof, fireplace, tile floors, community pool.
$799,900. Karen M. Johnson, 778-0176.
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3007 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton 778-7777


HONDA LAWN MOWER: runs perfect, some deck
rust. $125. Call 778-7459.

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


WANTED: GARAGE or dry shed to store belongings
on Island. Will pay rent. Please call, (813) 643-3138.

FREE SPACE for flea market Saturday, Jan. 25, in
the parking lot of the Dolphin Plaza next to the Time
Saver. To reserve space call 779-0729.

ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: We still have
pecans! Mammoth halves. New crop: $6.95 lb.,
chocolate 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 in-
formation call: 779-0202.

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

BUTTERFLY GARDEN personalized bricks. Last
chance for years. Order now. Only $40! Order forms
available at The Islander or call Nancy, 778-5274.


ROSER THRIFT STORE. Open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, Friday, 9:30am-2pm and Saturday 9am-noon.
Donations accepted Wednesday 9-11am. Clear-
ance racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
ESTATE SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, Jan. 17-18,
9am-3pm. 7001 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.


TRASH AND TREASURE sale, Saturday, Jan. 18,
8am. Continental breakfast. Gulfshore Mobile Home
Park in the recreation hall. 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, Jan. 17-18, 8am-3pm.
Something for everyone! John Deere riding mower,
furniture, Seawinn Airdyne, Sunfish sailboat, inflat-
able Achilles, miscellaneous household items. 529
68th St., Holmes Beach.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE Saturday, Jan. 18, 8am-
11am. Furniture, lamps, pictures, Southwest art,
books, riding mower, kitchen stuff. 74th Street,
Holmes Beach. No early birds!
L O AND F I IUND

FOUND: SMALL DOG, vicinity of Bradenton Beach.
Call 778-6000.
BIKE: LOST OR STOLEN men's beach cruiser, red
with yellow rims. Please call 778-1915.
CLASSIFIEDS ADS can be found Tuesdays online
at www.islander.org.

FOUND: SIAMESE CAT, male, extremely affection-
ate. Vicinity of 10th Street North, Bradenton Beach.
Is he yours or can you adopt him? 778-1132.

LOST WALLET. Brown Tommy Hilfiger. Reward!
Call Kelli, 779-0767, no questions asked.


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.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday online at
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Lovely canalfront home with a great
pool and deck, 2BR/2BA with a den
used as a third bedroom. 10,000-lb.
boat lift and 40-ft. dock. $489,000.

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1205 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach


Beautiful Gulf view from this just like
new condominium only steps from our
wide white sandy beaches. Turnkey
furnished. Elevator, hurricane shutters,
heated pool. $439,000.


Call Chris Shaw
778-6066


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


For Sale By Owner
Contemporary Island home on Anna Maria's
north end. Totally remodeled 3BR/2BA, glassed
lanai, terrazzo floors, garage. Large private
fenced back yard with custom fish pond. Beau-
tiful custom driveway and sidewalk.
For more information and a virtual tour, log on
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 15, 2003 0 PAGE 31


TWO FREE CATS to a good home. Shots updated.
Elderly man unable to care for cats any longer. Call
779-9140 or cell 705-1191.


1993 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 80,000 miles, red,
automatic, air conditioning, new top. $3,850. 730-
5118.

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

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.

FOR SALE: 14-FT "Glass" Cox fishing boat with
trailer. Good condition. $600. 778-6000.

WAVE RUNNERS: One Arctic cat, one Yamaha.
Low usage, like new. $1,850 each. Single or double
trailer available. 730-5118.

BIMINI CANVAS TOP $99; mooring whips, holds up
to 2,500-lbs., $199. Call 792-4254.

TANDEM RED KAYAK. One-year-old,. for bay and
mangrove exploration. New $850 yours for $550.
Call 778-7459, anytime.

FOR SALE: The cute red boat at Catcher's Marina.
Built in Canada to harbor ferry specs. Ideal for use
as a water taxi. 20-ft, diesel powered. See John at
Catcher's or call him at 778-1977.

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


Call me for all your real estate needs.
e-mail: suzanne@suzanneshomes.com 941-962-0971
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941-778-6849 1-800-778-9599


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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.

FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander
online at www.islander.org.


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.


NURSERY ATTENDANT NEEDED Sunday morn-
ings at local church. Call weekdays, 778-1813.

WANTED: LICENSED EXPERIENCED rental agent
for established Anna Maria Island office. Competi-
tive salary and benefits, plus bonuses. Fax resume
to 383-9453. All inquiries confidential.

ROTTEN RALPH'S Waterfront Restaurant: Hiring all
positions, all shifts. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply at
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria or call, 778-3953.

GENERAL OFFICE HELP Career opportunity in
busy, fast-paced insurance office. Need team player
with good people skills. Mortgage or banking expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to 778-7071.

COOKS, SERVER, bus person with experience
only. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
383-0013.

MOTEL SEEKS EXPERIENCED housekeeper for
weekdays and weekends. Transportation neces-
sary. Call 778-1010.


EXPERIENCED REALTOR for busy Island office.
Call Gloria, 779-1811.

WAITRESS NEEDED, part-time only, Sundays a
must. Private golf club, drug-and alcohol-free work-
place. Please call 778-3055.

PART-TIME HELP: Weekends, Longboat Key con-
dominium. Hours: 7am-11am, Saturday, Sunday.
Pool and tennis court maintenance., Monday-Fri-
day, 8am-4pm. Call 383-7000

MOTEL SEEKS WEEKEND manager. Must have
minimum five years experience and work well with
the public. Call 778-1010.

PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you 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.


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

RN AND LICENSED MASSAGE therapist with
graduate degree in psychiatric nursing seeks
weekend position on the Island. 723-4392.

ADULT CARE in your home. Mature, caring, hon-
est, dependable. Experienced care for all medical
conditions by CNA. Call Donna, 761-7227.
Look for more health care ads on the next page!


PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT EXCLUSIVE NORTH END


This custom-built home on the north end of Anna Maria
is nestled away on an extra large lot in a park-like setting.
The 44-foot screened porch brings the lush tropical para-
dise inside. Large master suite, complete with 10-by-10
foot bathroom with garden tub. Soaring 22-foot ceilings
in greatroom with beautiful tongue-and-groove cedar.
Lock yourself away from the world in this very special
place complete with peeks of the Gulf and just steps to
the beach. Offered at $849,000.
GREAT ISLAND HIDEAWAY Two separate villas just
300 steps to the Gulf in central Holmes Beach. Beauti-
fully furnished, 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 investment opportunity! Offered at $350,000.
HISTORIC 1912 ROSER COTTAGE Take a stroll back in
time in this vintage seaside cottage with incredible bay
view. Structurally sound and ready for restoration. Wood
floors and tongue-and-groove paneling. Yellow-pine con-
struction, antique-brick patio. So many possibilities with
ROR zoning. Artisans, craftsmen, jewelers. Live and
work from home in the village of Anna Maria, all within
steps of the City Pier and Tampa Bay! Perfect location
for your gallery, boutique or salon. Offered at $465,000.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! This 2BR duplex
is on the north end of Anna Maria. Just steps to beauti-
ful Gulf beach. Great area of expensive homes. Don't
miss this Island hideaway with great rental history. Of-
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Ungvarsky. This beautiful home features a gourmet
kitchen with bar seating for 12, custom tile throughout,
sky lights, open decks and great views of the Gulf.
Downstairs apartment has 2BR/2BA and single-car ga-
rage. Upstairs has 2BR/3BA, living room, dining room,
large great room/family room and best of all an ELEVA-
TOR! A terrific beach house with rental income or con-
vert to an expansive home. For the discriminating buyer.
Offered at $939,000.
ISLAND'S BEST BUY Look no further! This 2BR/2BA
condo has it all. Pool, tennis and boat dock. Turnkey fur-
nished and ready to go for season. Great central location.
Walk to shopping, dining and Gulf beach. Priced to sell
at $229,000.
STEPS TO THE BEACH! This 3BR/2BA home is just
steps to the Gulf in north Holmes Beach. Split bedrooms,
covered parking and room for a pool. Loads of potential.
With a little "TLC" this would make a great affordable
beach house. Just listed at $299,500.
EXECUTIVE ISLAND HOME This custom built home is
tucked away on a Lake La Vista canal on the north end
of Anna Maria. This one-of-a-kind Island home is located
in a gorgeous neighborhood. Park-like grounds, lots of
decks, dream workshop and RV garage. This exceptional
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CURRENT RN- LICENSE Worried about your
loved ones, but they still want independence? I will
give them a physical exam and manage their medi-
cations. Also available for caregiver/companion.
729-6891.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward 778-3222.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !!!
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $20 per hour- free
advice. 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensedand
insured. 778-0944.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evenings, weekends. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
Call 778-8473.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


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

CLEAN WINDOWS: Wouldn't that be nice? We will
make your glass gleam. Local, licensed, insured.
Call Chris, 724-0221.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH: Cancellation. Va-
cation & 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.

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

TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or cell 545-4770.
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.
NOTARY PUBLIC Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.


HANDYMAN: Repairs, installations. Minor carpen-
try, plumbing, electrical. Painting, yard work, prun-
ing, fertilizing. Experienced, dependable. Reason-
able rates. Call Jim, 779-2022.

HYPNOSIS can help you stop smoking, lose weight,
overcome fears and phobias, improve sports perfor-
mance, control pain. Call for appointment or free bro-
chure. Barbara Powell, Ph.D. 741-8015.

CAR WASH and detail. Complete service on all
autos and SUVs. Wash and detail $30, buff and
wax $30. For dependable and honest service, call
779-0446.

PAINTING: Tile roofs washed, repaired and
painted. Houses exterior and interior. Driveway -
sealed and stained. Licensed, insured. Island ref-
erences. Call Mike George toll-free, (888) 299-
1190. All work guaranteed.
MUSIC LESSONS! Also available: flute, saxo-
phone, clarinet.. Beginning to advanced. Contact
Koko Ray, 792-0160.
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest service,
call William Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.


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YVONNE HIGGINS P.A.
778-7778 or 518-9003
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SECLUDED BAYFRONT PARADISE
4BR/2.5BA plus guest quarters. Two
docks, solar heated pool, metal roof, two
fireplaces, large screened verandah, hard-
wood floors. Completely surrounded by
lush tropical landscaping. Very private.
$1.1 million. To view, call Yvonne Higgins
at RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty, 518-9003.

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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT FOR SALE This 2BR/
2BA cottage with detached garage apartment is
located in one of the most desired areas in Anna
Maria City. Gulf view from almost every room,
even the garage apartment has a view. Offered
at $1,200,00. MLS#87264 Call Stephanie Bell,
(941) 778-2307 or (941) 920-5156.


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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, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.

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

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

FINAL TOUCH Complete lawn care. Commercial and
residential. Mowing, trimming, mulching or special
requests. Insured. Call for a free estimate. 778-7196.



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge.selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Everything
Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell drive-
ways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully
licensed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.

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

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


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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100

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

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

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 705-1422.

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet T-shirts
and Duffy's Tavern "stuff" for great gift giving. Stop
in our- office at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable
rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
KEN & TINA dba Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.


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.

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.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

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

ISLAND HOME REPAIRS Painting, carpentry, ceil-
ing fans installed, cable, phone, drywall repairs,
kitchen/bathroom repairs. Low prices, Island refer-
ences. 504-2027 or 792-4876.


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

JACK OF ALL TRADES honest, dependable. Light
carpentry, painting, yard work, home repair, home
audio. Great prices, references available. Scott,
761-2416.



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 now.
Beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non
smoking. Priced from $1,400/month, $500/week,
$90/night. 794-5980. www.divefish.com.

CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, available April-December, special
rates, three-month minimum. Age 55 and older.
(813) 247-3178 or week ends (813) 927-1632.

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


JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH: Cancellation. Va-
cation & 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 1 BR/1 BA. Available now
through February. Full kitchen. December $1,500/
month; January-February $1,600/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 $4,500/month. 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.

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.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander. Look for classified online at islander.org.

HOLMES BEACH annual. 3BR/2BA steps to
beach. No pets. $900/month. 725-4190.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, new
ceramic floors, $750; 2BR/1BA, stackable
washer/dryer hookup. $725; New tile floors,
stove, refrigerator, 1BR/1BA, $650. Dolores M.
Baker Realty, 778-7500.

SEASONAL FURNISHED efficiency two blocks to
beach. January, February, or March. All inclusive.
$850/month. (727) 656-3384 or (727) 461-3384.


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Lovely elevated two-story home. Excellent bay view
from upper deck and loft. 2BR/2BA house in nice
condition. Cul-de-sac street. $349,500.
Call Ted Schlegel at 778-6849 or 518-6117


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.
$800/weekly. Available March: 1-8, 8-15, 15-22, 22-
29. Call (315) 894-2304.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: January, February
2003. Non smoking, 2BR/2BA, no children. Four-
week minimum. Beachfront. Call (813) 781-7562.

LONGBOAT KEY Emerald Harbour home, 3BR/
2BA, deep-water canal, beach access, pool, newly
furnished, weekly or seasonal rates. Pets OK. E-
mail: CARR5821 @BellSouth.net or (770) 840-0028.

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL canalfront home 2BR/
2BA, tropical pool area with hot tub, dock with two
boat lifts, completely updated. Seasonal $2,800/
month, annual $2,500/month. 730-1086.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875.

WINTER SEASON in City of Anna Maria. 2BR/1 BA.
$1,500/month, three month minimum. Non smoking.
778-5439.

SEASON/VACATION 2BR and 3BR, Gulffront
apartments, lovely furnished interiors, private
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WINDWARD BAY Updated 2BR/2BA
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Sarasota Bay. Pools, tennis, docks,
beach access. Great investment- four-
year annual tenant in place. Dorothy
Cook, 383-5577. #229234. $348,000.


GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE Fabulous
Gulfviews from this well maintained fully
furnished 2BR/2.5BA townhome on
Anna Maria Island. Excellent second
home or investment property. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #87065. $395,000










MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT 3-5BR/
4.5BA custom home, 5,450 sq.ft. Lush,
tropical setting with incredible pool/spa
area and large covered dock with lifts.
Dave Moynihan, 778-2246. #82138.
$2,450,000.


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SEASONAL ANNA MARIA beach house, 3BR/2BA,
large balcony with direct Gulf views. Nautically fur-
nished and clean. Available January, February,
April. $3,800/month. 776-1789.

4BR/3BA POOL HOME with private jungle garden.
Nicely furnished. RV or boat parking OK. Available
March, April, May. $900/week, $1,600/bi-week,
$2,400/month. 761-0832.

ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA, very clean apartment. No pets,
non smoking. One person. Furnished, $600/month,
includes water and garbage. First, last, security. 55-
plus preferred. 778-6511.

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BEACH HOUSE $895,000.
810 North Shore Drive Anna Maria










Walk across the street to Bean Point, one of the
best beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Spacious 5
bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home, four-car garage.
Call Larry Albert 725-1074.


40-FT DEEP-WATER DOCK. 3BR/2BA condo, to-
tally upgraded. Pool and tennis court. Marina and
canal views. $2,500/month. Call 792-4254.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH Immaculate 2BR/
2BA elevated home. Tastefully decorated and up-
dated. Steps to the beach and trolley stop. Large
wooden deck surrounded by tropical foliage.
Sundeck, garage, carport, washer/dryer and cable
included. $2,500/monthly. (813) 685-8506.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2BA canalfront
home on quiet cul-de-sac. Private dock with water
view. $1,200/month. 778-0405 or (610) 692-4773.

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ANNUAL RENTAL. Holmes Beach duplex, 2BR/
1BA, $850/month; 1BR/1BA, $650/month. Three
blocks to beach, new tile floors, canal view. (813)
251-8945 or pager, (813) 883-5317.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 2BR/2BA, February
through April 15. $2,600/month. Must see!
Excalibur Realty, 792-5566.

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, APRIL Holmes Beach.
Attractive 3BR/2BA home just steps to beautiful
Gulf beach. Comfortably furnished, private, all
amenities. Screened lanai. Vacation in paradise.
$3,600/month; $1,350/week. (863) 686-8207.


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RARELY AVAILABLE Tropical updates in
Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile, carpet,
parquet flooring. Ample storage, parking.
Shows impeccably. $299,500. Geoff Wall,
778-0700.


MARTINIQUE SOUTH Awesome
Gulfviews from this fourth-floor cor-
ner-unit. Heated pool, tennis, club-
house. 2BR/2BA. $475,000. Gail
Tutewiler, Wedebrock Real Es-
tate, 778-0700.


BREATHTAKING GULFVIEWS To-
tally updated, decorated perfect,
ground-floor. 5400 Condos. Turnkey
furnished. Gourmet kitchen. Two
pools. Must see, won't last long.
$550,000. Marc Turner, 778-0700.







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


MODEL-LIKE VILLAIN Gorgeous
2BR/2BA villa shows like a model.
New everything paint, tile, carpet
and appliances. Skylights, cathedral/
vaulted ceilings, two patios, lush
landscaping. $89,900. Michael
Faber, 778-0700.


BAYFRONT CONDO Turnkey furnished
and beautifully updated 1BR at Bayview
Terrace in Bradenton Beach. Peaks of bay
and Gulf from lanai. Bayside pool and park.
Steps to beach. No age restrictions.
$175,900. Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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


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SHAWS POINT Brick colonial, 4BR/
2.5BA. Plenty of privacy and room for
pool. Wood floors and shutters, cus-
tom built-ins, French doors. Great for
family home! $254,900. Tina Rudek
or Mike Migone, 778-0700.


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DREAM HOUSE Renovated top to
bottom, tile floor, new appliances.
Tropical setting accents 40-ft. lap pool.
$234,900. Tim Strzelczyk or Maria
Schmandt, 383-5544.







ADORABLE TANGELO PARK
Beautifully landscaped, 2BR 1BA,
living and family room, garage con-
verted to third bedroom. Nice back
porch. $112,900 Marie Franklin-
Paulins, 778-0700.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Can't
decide if you want a house or
condo? This is it! Rarely available
3BR/2.5BA, townhouse with two-car
garage. Close to beach. You'll love
it here! $415,000. Gail Tutewiler,
778-0700.
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IMMACULATE AND INVITING
home on protected bayou off Mana-
tee River in NW Bradenton. Quiet
location with great views, sparkling
lap pool. $525,000. Tina Rudek or
Mike Migone, 383-5543.


IMPERIAL HOUSE Upstairs bayfront. 2BR/
2BA end unit, updated kitchen. Social club-
house, heated pool, fishing pier, bayside
patio and private beach. 55+ community.
$226,000. Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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


SAN REMO CANALFRONT 3BR/
2BA home, private dock, pool, two-
car garage, bay view. $450,000.
Larry Smith, 778-0700.


HIGHLAND LAKES GEM Great SELLER WANTS OUT. Double lot,
area, close to beaches, shopping, subdivision potential, family home
schools, community pool. Won't last with two-story guest house. Swoop
long! Larry Smith, 778-0700. on this! $175,000. Geoff Wall, 778-
0700.


OUTSTANDING VALUE! 3BR/2BA, 10-ACRE RANCHETTE Sits on a
ranch beauty. Great location and lake, perfect for horses, bring your
schools. Privacy fence, room for house plans! East of 1-75. $110,000.
pool. A steal! $120,900. Marie Michael Faber, 778-0700.
Franklin-Paulins, 778-0700.


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SUNBOW BAY Like new! 2BR/2BA condo with
lanai and all the extras. Available seasonal or
annual. Call for rates!


Pr. -.. a a
SUNSET TERRACE Gulffront condo, 2BR/2BA
with spacious lanai overlooking gorgeous Gulf
of Mexico. Pool washer/dryer and covered park-
ing. Available weekly/monthly.


BAYVIEW TERRACE 1BR and 2BR units avail-
able. Sparkling pool right on the bay. Quiet
bayfront community. Call today to reserve!


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NORTH END BEAUTY This is a beautifully built 3-
4BR/2BA home in a beautiful secluded area only
three minutes to the sugar sand beaches of the Gulf.
Newly constructed and designed by it's English art-
ist owner it has that European feel and many fine
upgrades. All tastefully done. This is for the discern-
ing buyer. $795,000. Call Susan Hatch, Realtor,
778-7616, eves.


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GULF FRONT CONDO Martinique North 2BR/2BA.
Totally remodeled, new kitchen, porcelain tile floors,
new windows. Outstanding view. A beauty. $589,900.
Call Zee Catanese, Broker, 794-8991 eves.


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ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2BA, spacious,
attractive, half-block to beach, 1,400 sq.ft. $1,200/
month. 142 Crescent. Mr. Glaser, (813) 839-3800.

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE WITH the perfect view on the
north end of Anna Maria. Sorry it's mine, but I do
have one-two rooms for rent. All bills paid. 779-
0999.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR/1BA, lanai,
steps to beach, one-month minimum. $2,000/month.
(585) 317-5767.

SEASONAL ANNA MARIA canalfront home. 2BR/
2BA, washer/dryer, cheery and tropical. Available
immediately. $2,400/month. 778-2880. ANNUAL
RENTAL Stilted duplex in Holmes Beach. 2BR/
1.5BA, laundry hookup. First, last and deposit. New
appliances, no pets. $900/month. 779-2220.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, nice ground level unit in Holmes
Beach. Newer paint, tile and appliances. $775/
month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.

ANNUAL FAMILY HOME Large 2BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, no yard work. See at 506 69th St., Holmes
Beach. $1,295/month. 726-1898.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA canal home with dock.
$2,500/month; seasonal 3BR/2BA, ground level,
sleeps five, $1,800/month. Available now! Marina
Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.

JANUARY AND/OR FEBRUARY 2003. Gulf Shores
condo, 2BR+den/2BA Gulffront, $3,400/month;
3BR/2BA Gulffront cottage, $3,200/month; 2BR/
1BA canalfront home, $2,600/month; 1BR/1BA
Anna Maria cottage. Sunset Terrace 2BR/2BA,
Gulffront $3,500/month. Wedebrock Real Estate
Company, 778-6665, or (800) 749-6665.

ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT Furnished 2BR/2BA
with large glass-enclosed living area with fireplace.
Recently remodeled with everything new. Incredible
view. 871 North Shore Drive. $2,900/month. 778-
3645.

FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2003 Imperial House
2BR/1BA, $2,300/month; Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA,
$3,000/month; Bayfront 2BR/2BA, $2,800/month;
San Remo Shores 2BR/2BA canal/Jacuzzi, $3,000/
month; Laurel Oak N.W. Bradenton, 3BR/3BA
$3,200/month; South Bay Blvd. studio, bay view,
$1,000/month; Peacock Lane 2BR/2BA, $1,500/
month; 2BR/2BA, pool home $3,500/month; 2BR/
2BA duplex, bay views, $2,800/month. Wedebrock
Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or (809) 749-6665.

MARCH 2003 Sunset Terrace Gulffront, 2BR/2BA,
$3,500/month; Bermuda Bay Club 3BR/2BA,
$3,800/month; Gulf Watch 2BR, $2,600/month;
Shorewalk Bradenton, 2BR/2BA, $2,600/month.
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665, or
(800) 749-6665.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA, Westbay Cove
condo; Second floor poolside with waterview. Old
Florida Realty Co., 778-3377, or call Sharon Annis
after hours, 778-3730.

FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL. Bayview Terrace
2BR and 1BR, $1,600/month and $2,600/month.
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or
(809) 749-6665.

SEASONAL RENTAL: January, February, availabil-
ity at Westbay Cove condo. 2BR/2BA, close to all
amenities. Old Florida Realty Co., 778-3377, or call
Sharon Annis after hours, 778-3730.

DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH 2BR/2BA condo,
nicely furnished, heated pool, tennis, elevator, un-
der building parking, available due to cancellation,
Feb. 1- March 15, 2003. $715/week, please e-mail:
ckd.sunplaza@gmx.net or call 778-1690.

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

GREAT LOCATION: Enjoy a panoramic waterfront
view from upper-floor duplex. 30-by-12-ft. screened
deck, overlooking beach, park and bay. 3BR, unfur-
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BAYFRONT ANNA MARIA Beautiful view of Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge. Furnished, 1BR/1BA, utilities
included. Parking, seasonal/annual. Non smoking.
Price subject to length rented. 778-4147.

LONGBOAT VACATION family compound. Two
adjacent homes in historic village. 3BR/1BA and
2BR/1 BA and two-car garage. $5,500/month, small
pet OK. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

HOLMES BEACH Clean, half duplex, 2BR/1BA,
utility room, no pets. 55-plus, two blocks to beach,
unfurnished, large patio, quiet area. 778-7112.

VACATION RENTALS: Townhouse in the Cay,
$750/week; Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA, $2,000/
month; Longboat 2BR/1 BA cottage, $2,500/month.
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH rear-unit duplex. 1BR/
1 BA, washer/dryer, tile floor, remodeled near beach.
$625/month. 761-8264 after 3:30pm.

KEY ROYALE canal, heated pool, 2BR/2BA, family
room, boat lift. Annual or seasonal. Call T. Dolly
Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED rental. Holmes Beach,
two blocks to beach, 2BR or 1 BR, $585/month, plus
utilities, first and security. Mary Ann, (727) 656-3384
or (727) 461-3384.

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HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. Ground-level
duplex, close to beach. Available March-May. 2BR/
1 BA, $1,800/month or $1,000/two weeks; 1 BR/1 BA,
$1,500/month or $800/two weeks. Non smoking.
Call (813) 928-5378.

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. Each side is 2BR/1BA com-
pletely renovated, new washer/dryer, microwave.
Three-minute walk to beach. $950/month for large
side unfurnished and $750/month for smaller side
furnished. Call Ron, 761-9808.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach apartment. Up-
dated interior, dishwasher, storage, washer/dryer
hookups. $875/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-2307.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. Available
February 2003 and January-February 2004. Im-
maculate 2BR/2BA, furnished, garage, laundry,
dock. $2,400/month. Call (813) 503-9364.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated apartment in Holmes
Beach. Covered parking, storage, washer/dryer
hookups, open deck. $725/month. Fran Maxon Real
Estate, 778-2307.
SEASONAL RENTAL Anna Maria, 200 feet to Rod
& Reel Pier, ground floor, 2BR/1 BA, completely re-
modeled, washer/dryer, available for February,
April, and on. $1,000/month. Taking reservations for
next season, prefer three months plus. 387-8610.
ANNA MARIA 1 BR available February. Completely
furnished including washer/dryer. One block to city
pier and specialty shops. (863) 529-6569.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR in Holmes Beach. Nice!
$550/month, plus utilities and security deposit. Call
day time 778-6541, and evenings 778-4084.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA mainland home. Cathedral
ceilings, new carpet, paint. Gourmet kitchen, plus
den and two-car garage. Includes cable, lawn care,
community pool. $1,250/month. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.
SEAQOMlAI Two weeks free with two month rental
(February/March). Boat dock, 2BR/2BA, north
Holmes Beach, furnished home, 2.5-car garage,
washer/dryer, lanai. Two blocks to White Avenue
beach. $2,500/month. This house also available
April, May, June, July. Call 778-4560, or cell 920-
4539.

ROOMMATE NEEDED: Canal home with pool,
$425/month includes utilities, Internet, separate
phone line available. Male preferred, drug-free. 920-
0129.
SEASONAL/WEEKLY AVAILABLE now. 2BR/2BA,
furnished condo on canal, heated pool, laundry,
clean, modern. $395/weekly, $1,395/monthly. 342-
9456, or cell (239)410-4466.
PARKWAY VILLA 2BR/2BA, carport, 55-plus, $600/
month, annual. Available now. Community pool and
clubhouse. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


WESTBAY POINT and Moorings condo. 2BR/2BA,
second-floor end unit with water view. Southern
exposure, furnished. 779-1518.
TWO ALL NEW renovated 2BR/2BA, third bed-
room/den, ground/upstairs duplexes. Washer/dryer,
dishwasher, porch, grill, TV/DVD/stereo, bikes.
Steps to beautiful Holmes Beach. Sleeps eight. Non
smoking. $2,300/month or $700/week. Available
March, 724-0025.
ANNUAL PERICO ISLAND waterfront 2BR/2BA villa
with garage. Heated pool, tennis courts, workout room,
beautiful setting. $1,000/month. 720-2242.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH. Immaculate spa-
cious 2BR/2BA elevated home. Tastefully deco-
rated and updated. Steps to beach and trolley stop.
Large wooden deck and sun deck. Garage, carport,
washer/dryer, cable included. $2,400/month. Price
negotiable for multiple months. (813) 685-8506.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach. Pool, ground
floor, clean; utilities included. Non smoking, no pets.
$2,450/month. 310 65th St. 778-9576.



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

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty park-
ing spaces, contemporary design, great visibility.
$14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-
5514, or call 809-4253.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Canal waterfront lot. No
bridges, deep water, 75-by-125-feet with boat ramp.
$400,000. First in Real Estate, Vicky Groggin, Toll-
free, (866) 402-0745.
BEAUTIFUL CANALFRQNT 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
DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner. 2BR/2BA and 1 BR/
1BA. Two and half blocks to beach. Priced to sell
quickly at $375,000. 779-0470.

CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/2BA, excellent rental, 21 -
ft on canal, dock, garage, corner lot, bay easement
opposite. $450,000. Terms available, W. Patrick Sipe,
broker, 726-1407 anytime. Principals invited.

WATERFRONT ESTATE Rare, double lot (both
buildable) with 250 feet on canal at north end of
Anna Maria. Ground-floor, two-story, 3BR/3BA
home in a garden setting complete with heated pool
and spa. Offers privacy in quiet neighborhood, short
walk to Gulf. New roof, new pool screen, new solar
panels, new dock and new air conditioning unit
(heat pump). One-year home warranty included.
$799,000. Call 778-0171.


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DUPLEX FOR SALE Gulf Drive corner lot in
Holmes Beach. Call 778-2549.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2.5BA home on
Perico Island, mint condition. Large family room,
heated caged pool, lanai and two-car garage. All
new appliances, security system. Tile floors
throughout except bedrooms with Berber carpeting.
Beautifully furnished. $325,000 firm. Call 761-8550
or 794-0959.


2BR/2BA LAKESIDE beach house. Duplex zoning,
close to beach. Old Florida Realty Co., 778-3377,
or call Sharon Annis after hours, 778-3730.

COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, 1,200 sq.ft. on Gulf Drive.
Fixer-upper cottage in Holmes Beach. $269,000 or
best offer. Monthly rental also available. For sale by
owner, 383-7992.

WESTBAY COVE CONDO second-floor poolside.
Upgraded, close to all services. Old Florida Realty
Co., 778-3377, or call Sharon Annis after hours,
778-3730.

PALMA SOLA HARBOUR Canalfront condo with
dock, davits, easy access to Gulf, heated pools,
2BR/2BA, complete remodel and furnishings.
$239,900. 794-0497.

WATERFRONT MOBILE HOME Pines Trailer
Park, Bradenton Beach. Asking $55,000.778-3888.


SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.


CITY OF ANNA Maria. Condo (upstairs) with boat
dock! Canal view, 2BR/1 BA, great location, walk to
pier and three restaurants. $295,000. (770) 889-
2887, owner.

BEACHFRONT Prestigious North Shore Drive, live
here or ideal investment as income property. Two
homes on one lot. Total of 5BR/4BA. Over 3,200
sq.ft. Newly remodeled with incredible panoramic
beach view. 871 North Shore Drive. $1,249,000.
Partial financing available and brokers protected.
778-3645.

TOTALLY RENOVATED 3BR/2BA ground-level
home. One block to Gulf. Must see to appreciate.
For sale by owner. $369,900. (813) 300-8543 or
(813) 265-3458.

40-FT DEEPWATER DOCK, marina and canal
views, 3BR/2BA condo, totally upgraded. High ceil-
ings, new tile, bar with wine cooler and gourmet
kitchen. Large attic storage area, climate controlled
workshop. Two pools and tennis court. A must see
in Cortez, behind the Seafood Shack. For pictures,
send e-mail to: smccay@tampabay.rr.com. For sale
by owner. $415,000. Call for showing, 792-4254.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA with garage,
each side. Excellent rental history, new roof guaran-
tee. Priced to sell now at $318,000. Call 721-3649.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Jan. 19, 1-4pm. Steps to
Island, Palma Sola Sound, 3BR/2BA home. New
condition, pool, many extras. $359,900. Directions:
Manatee Avenue to Palma Sola Boulevard to 8002
18th Ave. W.


BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX for sale by owner.
Call (646) 643-5332.

SUNBOW BAY Direct bayfront panoramic corner
unit. 2BR/2BA with terrace. Completely updated,
new furnishings, two heated pools, tennis, elevator,
under building parking. Walk all. Hurry! Information,
795-3778. $315,000.

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

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

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advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race, color, re-
ligion, sex, handicap, familial status or national ori-
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dren under age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people securing cus-
tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not
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which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this
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basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-
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Thanks for saying, "I saw it in The Islander!"


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. Owner anxious -
bring all offers. Call Jane Grossman or
Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.







SUNSET BEACH MOTEL 13 guest rooms
plus a four bedroom beach house. Li-
censed for 14 units. Heated pool plus ca-
bana and an elevated "sunset" deck. Good
rental history and advance bookings. In-
cludes a small parcel of beach.
$2,600,000. Call David Vande Vrede or
Dave Jones at 778-4800.


TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo
in choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to
shopping and restaurants. Very close to
the beach with some Gulf views. Rooftop
sundeck. $399,900. Call Denny Rauschl at
778-4800, 705-4800.


ISLAND VILLAGE
2BR/2BA professionally decorated condo.
Unique in colors, quality and condition.
Water view from all rooms. Large balcony
with spiral stairs to pool. Steps to beach
and restaurants. $295,000. Call David
Vande Vrede at 705-4800 or Dave Jones
at 730-3346.


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







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


BEAUTIFUL CONDO in Smugglers Land-
ing. Large 2,495 sq.ft. unit on bay with 40-
ft. deep-water dock. 3BR/3BA unit with
lanai. Priced to sell at $495,000. Call Jim
La Rose at 729-2381.


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NEW LISTING WEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA pool home with family room, large"
master suite, large indoor utility and pantry, two-car garage plus workshop. Located
on corner lot in established neighborhood. $169,900.
HAWTHORN PARK NORTHWEST BRADENTON 4BR/2.5BA, two-story pool home
with many deluxe features. Dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen, all appliances, lots of stor-
age. Immediate possession, $349,000.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE Luxury Island retreat with Gulf views. Top of the line through-
out, exquisitely turnkey furnished. One large master suite, sitting room or library and
two baths. Oversized two-car garage, two screened lanais, open deck. Over 1,770 sq.ft.
of living area. $650,000.

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No steps in this duplex on a large lot in
Holmes Beach. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, 1
1/2 baths, kitchen appliances. One side is
vacant with fresh paint and new carpeting,
washer-dryer hookup. $320,000. Call owner
to see: 778-0032.




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Whitehead. 3BR, plus den, 3BA, gourmet kitchen,
separate dining room, deck, patio and two-car ga-
rage. Walls of windows to enjoy the sunsets.
$1,295,000.
JUST LISTED!
Pool home, 3BR/2BA, completely remodeled. Eat-
in kitchen, breakfast bar, vaulted ceiling, new baths,
open plan, private setting, in-ground pool and deck.
Barrel-tile roof. Holmes Beach. $449,000.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool, family
room, two blocks to great beach. $479,000.
LARGE DUPLEX NEAR BEACH
2BR/2BA each side. Just steps to one of area's best
beaches. Quiet secluded street in North Holmes
Beach. Very residential area. Two garages and two
carports. Excellent rental. $695,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished villa, beautifully ap-
pointed, ceramic tile, walk-in closets, glassed-in
porch, balcony overlooking water, vaulted ceiling,
two-car garage. Secure community, guard gate, and
24-hour security. $279,900.

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

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SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT
LOT approximately one acre in an
area of large luxury homes. Direct
access to bay and Gulf. Build your
luxurious dream home in a private
secluded subdivision in Manatee
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WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000

513 69th St. ................... $549,000

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

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

510 Key Royale Dr. .......... $435,000


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

608 Key Royale ............ $469,000

524 71st St. ............... $1,490,000
hard Freeman
Realtor 509 65th St .................. $439,500


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Broker/Salesperso


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Broker/Salesperson






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Realtor




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Broker/Salesperson






Chris Shaw
Realtor






Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


4212 Redfish Ct. LOT ..... $575,000

623 Foxworth Ln. ......... $575,000

ISLAND HOMES,
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Westbay Pt. Moorings #55 ... $385,000

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

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

Bridgeport #113 .......... $289,000
Sunbow Bay #204.......... $239,000

Beachwalk Townhomes 1 Left .. $499,900

Key West #100 .............. $439,000

408 Pointsetta Rd ......... $495,000

6925 Holmes Bvld. ......... $224,900

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

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

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

Water's Edge #110N ....... $759,000

MAINLAND
634 Estuary................. $210,000

1276 Spoonbill Landings Cr. $249,999

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

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

3948 Mariners Way......... $439,900
1243 Spoonbill Landings Cr...... $244,500

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

725 Estuary Dr............... $219,000
11332 Perico Isle Cir ......... $325,000
969 Sandpiper Cr ................ $193,000
1275 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $219,000

1262 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $285,000

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CELEBRITY CHEFS
By Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Archaeological find
5 Son of Mary, Queen of
Scots
11 Entrance feature
15 Fishing site
19 "What a ride!"
20 Corrects
21 Part of a conjugation
lesson
22 Symphony member
23 They may be rolled
24 Writer's favorite
recipe?
27 Used
29 Holiday song
30 Security need
31 Comedian's favorite
recipe?
36 Mid-first-century date
37 Before, in verse
38 Like the lungs
42 One of the continents:
Abbr.
45 Place known anciently
as Lacus Asphaltites
47 It established banks in
Switzerland
50 Sugar suffixes
52 Clerk's counterpart
54 Actress's favorite
recipe?
57 Predecessor of
Tiberius
61 One whose business
is picking up
62 Singer of the #1
country hit "Tall Dark
Stranger"
63 Guard dog, e.g.
64 Ready for occupation
67 Hearty cuts
68 Game show hostess's
favorite recipe?
71 Emphasize
74 Windup


75 Losing ground
79 Question
80 Box
81 Highlighted
82 Poet's favorite recipe?
87 WB sitcom
88 1994 film based on the
play "Idioglossia"
89 Mice catchers
90 Rebels
94 Dunderhead
95 AstroTurf fiber
97 Guanabara Bay city
98 Jokester
99 Actor's favorite
recipe?
109 Not cede the point
113 Mexican poet Juana
de la Cruz
114 "Sorry"
115 Politician's favorite
recipe?
120 Places
121 Cuckoos
122 Sharp
123 The Joker player on
"Batman"
124 Gathering clouds, say
125 TV sword wielder
126 Doctrines
127 Puma rival
128 Attends

Down
1 Afternoon hr.
2 "Butterfield 8" author
3 What a reader may
read
4 Stupefy
5 1960's sitcom title role
6 Common soap opera
affliction
7 Patches
8 Suffix with menth-
9 60's antiwar grp.
10 45-Across neighbor:
Abbr.


11 Ebenezer's partner
in "A Christmas
Carol"
12 Eastern chieftain:
Var.
13 Sugar
14 A.C. output
15 Longtime Connecti-
cut senator
16 Life lines?
17 Author Jaffe
18 Person with a safe
job?
25 C.D. earnings
26 Singer of the 2001
hit "Thankyou"
28 Unbroken
32 Peggy Lee's "
Tramp"
33 City south of
Moscow
34 Honest-to-God
35 Yank or Blue Jay
39 The young Mozart,
e.g.
40 See 116-Down
41 Constance d'Arles,
e.g.
42 "Sad to say ..."
43 Horned deity
44 Baltic's Gulf of__
46 Some batters, for
short
47 People of Ghana
48 Grab_
49 Bloodshot
51 Legis. meeting
53 It may cause a strike
55 Letters that can't be
found at the post
office
56 Drink made with
Scotch
58 Angles
59 It's pitched
60 Agora purchase


Digital displays?
Bristly, like barley
Half a dance
Part of a Japanese war
cry
Against the rules
Collectible frame
Yemeni city
Swindle
Frizzed
Head piece?
Central points
Transcript stats
Blue
Charlottetown's prov.
Southern side?


84 Parking spot
85 Samoan port
86 Golden Arches founder
Ray
91 "On the Town" actor
92 Biologists' study
93 Idaho, informally
96 --dokey
100 Feelings
101 Directed against a thing,
legally
102 Some Dodges
103 Fairbanks-to-Anchorage
dir.
104 Chose
105 Candy brand


106 Lawn decoration
107 Jon Stewart, for one
108 They may run down
the neck
109 "Iliad" figure
110 Artist Magritte
111 Beam
112 Animal in the
sky
116 Vacation in
40-Down, e.g.
117 Charlton Heston org.
118 Gym-goer's concern,
for short
119 Record inits.


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