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Skimming the news ... Super Bowl XXXVII fun, Island style, see inside!


iAnna Maria
The


Islander


Best friends, page 20.


'The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 11,


Jan. 22, 2003 FREE


Trolley, traffic


spur official


interest
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn told the Jan. 15 meet-
ing of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
she has not yet heard from Manatee County Area Tran-
sit officials on when new, quieter engines for the Island
trolley will be installed.
The current diesel engines on the trolleys have
become somewhat of a noise problem for the Island, .
particularly in the early morning and late evening hours
of operation.
The first trolley begins service at 6 a.m. on the Is-
land and the last trolley stops running at 10 p.m.
"It's a bit of a problem because the trolley runs
through many residential areas," particularly in Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach, she noted.
While the Island trolley isn't an issue for Longboat
Key, traffic across the Longboat Pass Bridge is.
"There haven't been any backups across the bridge
yet, but it's only mid-January," said Longboat Key
Town Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough.
"Let's revisit the issue in the spring," he added.
Whatmough contended that when the Cortez
Bridge is raised, traffic along Gulf Drive often backs
up across the Longboat Pass Bridge during the winter
season, creating a traffic nightmare. At the same time, Bl
when the Longboat Pass Bridge is raised during the The
winter season, traffic backs up along Gulf of Mexico was
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, NEXT PAGE Pho


ock party at Baptist Church
Island Baptist Church hosted an old-fashioned "block party" at its parking lot Saturday, Jan. 18. There
free food and beverages, games, clowns, music and Cowboy Bob and his trick horse, Pepper. Islander
tos: J.L. Robertson


Sandpiper resident purchase edges closer to reality


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Sandpiper Resort Park Homeowners Association
in Bradenton Beach will get an overtime period beyond
its Jan. 27 deadline, if necessary, to come up with enough
money to buy the property from the Vorbeck family to
keep the location as a mobile home park.


Imagine Manatee

coming Jan. 27
The only Anna Maria Island meeting of the
Imagine Manatee countywide visioning process
will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the
Island Baptist Church and the consultants run-
ning the meeting are likely to get an earful from
Islanders about how growth in east Manatee is
affecting the Island community.
The Jan. 27 meeting gives Island residents
an opportunity to express their views on future
growth in the county and how that growth will
impact the Island and Longboat Key, said Anna
Maria Mayor SueLynn at the Jan. 15 Barrier Is-
land Elected Officials meeting.
"It will be a chance to talk about how we
feel the tremendous growth in Lakewood Ranch
is already affecting and will continue to affect
our Island," she added.


In fact, said Sandpiper H.O. association president
Gordon Cleland, the Vorbeck family "wants us to win."
And because Sandpiper is within 90 percent of its
goal of $9.1 million to purchase the property, the
Vorbecks gave the association an extra 30 days to reach
the necessary goal, if the association needs more time.
The original agreement called for a closing on or
before Jan. 27, 2003, said Cleland. "But because we are
so close, they gave us an extension," he said. The new
date to close on, or before, is Feb. 27.
And the Vorbeck family is rooting for Sandpiper,
he said.
"They want us to get the park," he said. "They were
happy to grant the extension."
Last February, the Vorbecks told park residents they
had an offer of $9.1 from a developer to purchase the park,
but under Florida law, park residents had the right of first
refusal and one year to come up with the money, or face
probable eviction by the new owner who was reportedly
interested in developing condominiums.
Since then, the association has been selling shares in
a corporation to buy the park from the Vorbecks and pre-
serve it as a residential mobile home community, rather
than have it bulldozed for more condos and forcing the
200 residents to move, most likely off the Island.
Cleland said the association only needs to sell 10
more shares to reach its goal and, with the extension,
he feels "very, very good, very positive," that the
money will be there by the new deadline, if not before.
Park investors can purchase shares in the company
that will buy the park and operate it as a mobile home


community "in perpetuity," he said. Investors can also
purchase an existing mobile home and fix it up, or buy
one of the 10 vacant lots for investment or personal use.
Cleland feels confident Sandpiper will make its
goal, particularly since interest in the park has been
exceedingly high, once investors discover they can buy
on Anna Maria Island for under $100,000.
"We even had one lady from Brazil who vacations
here every year come in and buy a share and a mobile
home," he said.
Another man was looking to purchase a three-bed-
room house on the Island for about $450,000.
"When he saw the value for his money he could get
here, he bought three mobile homes and two vacant lots
at Sandpiper," Cleland said.
"So people with vision are buying. There's a good
feeling here. There's going to be a tremendous change
for the better in the park when we complete the sale,"
he predicted with confidence.
"We want to fix the place up, but maintain the
quiet, old Florida charm," he said.
Anyone interested in Sandpiper can contact
Cleland at 779-1343.


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PAGE 2 N JAN. 22, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Warning for


man.of-war


in Gulf

Manatee County Marine Rescue lifeguards at the
Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach are advising
the public to be on the lookout for Portuguese man-of-
war jellyfish that have recently been spotted washed
ashore at low tides and in the Gulf of Mexico on Anna
Maria Island recently.
Joe Ross of the Marine Rescue Station at Manatee
Public Beach said around 15 of the dangerous jellyfish
were found Monday, Jan. 20, washed ashore, mostly
between Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
John Marshall, visiting family in Anna Maria,-and
sister Meg, a marine bioligist, alerted The Islander they
had seen six or seven of the jellyfish on their morning
beach walk between the Manatee Public Beach and the
Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria.
Meg advised an application of uric acid (urine) to
soothe a man-of-war burn.
The "Physalia physalis" is classified with jellyfish,
approximately 10 inches in size, with a translucent
blue, balloon-like, gas-filled body, according to the
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. Its
stinging tentacles cause severe bums and blisters even
when dead.
"If you find one, don't touch it because it could still
be poisonous," even though it's dead, Ross confirmed.
If accidentally stung by a man-of-war, the best medi-
cine is ammonia, he said. If that's not immediately avail-
able, head to the nearest lifeguard station for first aid.
"These things sting a lot stronger than a normal
jellyfish," Ross said.
"And at this time of the year with the south-south-
west winds, they follow the currents from the Atlantic.
It's not unusual to see them in January," he said.
Ross said he patrolled some areas of the Manatee
Public Beach near the pier on Tuesday but found no
new evidence of the balloon-like jellyfish.


Bridge crash delays Sunday night traffic
A crash on the center span of the Anna Maria Bridge held up traffic for almost an hour Sunday evening. According
to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of this 1989 Buick, Ruth Curtis of Holmes Beach, was cited for careless
driving. "She freaked," according to bridgetender Bela Soboslay, when she saw the warning lights, and "screeched
to a halt and rear-ended the van." The 1997 Ford van was driven by Sandra Marquis and her passenger, husband
James, was driven to the hospital by the trooper. Both drivers were transported by EMS to the hospital for treat-
ment, although the trooper did not believe the injuries were serious. Islander Photo: Courtesy Damon J. Presswood


Trolley noise concerns officials
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Drive on Longboat Key and along Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach.
Efforts by individual BIEO member cities to have
these two bridges raised only twice an hour instead of
three times hourly during the winter season have so far
been unsuccessful with the U.S. Coast Guard, the agency
that controls the frequency the bridges are raised.
"Maybe we should do something collectively,"
Whatmough suggested. In fact, the whole issue of traffic
on the Island and Longboat Key needs to be studied.
Longboat Key Mayor John Redgrave said studies
have found that 70 percent of the cars crossing the
Cortez Bridge during the January-to-March season are


coming to Longboat Key. "January is when the prob-
lem starts," he said.
Good idea, said Anna Maria City Commissioner
John Michaels, but isn't that something for the Island
Transportation Planning Organization to consider,
since Mike Guy of the Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation sits on the ITPO?
A complete study of traffic patterns and flows is
probably needed for the Island and Guy would be the
person who knows where the money is to get the study
done, Michaels indicated.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Martens reported the skateboard park in that city is
going forward.
SueLynn reminded BIEO members of the Jan. 27
Vision Manatee meeting at the Island Baptist Church
at 6:30 p.m.


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Consolidated Island building department

rejected by Bradenton Beach officials


By Paul Roat
It looks like there won't be an Islandwide building
department after all.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners last Thursday
voted to quash the concept of participating in a building
department consolidating all three Island cities.
"Our building department is the best it has been for
many years," Mayor John Chappie said, adding that if
the city were to merge with Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria City it would cost Bradenton Beach about
$10,000 a year more than what the current autonomous
department's budget calls for.
"How could you determine who does the hiring


and firing?" asked Vice Mayor Bill Arnold. "People are
saying they're scared Bradenton Beach won't get its
fair share" if the merger were to take place.
"I don't see any advantage of consolidating build-
ing departments among the Island cities," Commis-
sioner Dawn Baker said.
"I believe it warrants further discussion," Commis-
sioner Anna O'Brien said, adding that she believed a
joint Islandwide building department "would put them
outside of political sway."
In the end, commissioners voted 4-1 to stop discus-
sion of consolidating building departments on the Is-
land at this time, with O'Brien voting no.


... but issue not yet dead in Anna Maria


While the Bradenton Beach city commission
voted last week not to participate in any Island
Building Officials Department as discussed by may-
ors of the three Island cities since last November,
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the issue is not yet
dead for her city.
"It sure looks like a dead issue for the inclusion
of Bradenton Beach, but I will still talk to [Holmes
Beach] Mayor [Carol] Whitmore before reporting
back to the city commission."


The city commission at its Jan. 9 workshop had
directed the mayor to continue pursuit of the idea,
particularly since it would amount to considerable
savings for the city.
The mayor said she had not yet scheduled a meet-
ing with Whitmore on the issue.
Anna Maria presently utilizes and pays for the ser-
vices of building officials from Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach on an "as needed" basis under an
interlocal agreement with those two cities.


Islander forum for Anna Maria on Jan. 30


The Islander's candidate forum for the upcoming
Anna Maria city election is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 at the Anna Maria City Hall.
Candidates include incumbent Commissioner
Linda Cramer, Jeff Smith who previously ran unsuc-
cessfully for the commission, and political newcomer
Duke Miller.
The public will be given the opportunity to of-
fer questions of the three city commission candi-
dates, as well as questions posed by The Islander.


Questionnaires will be provided at the forum by The
Islander.
A certain topic for discussion with the candi-
dates is the proposed new city charter, which will
also be decided by the electorate in the Feb. 11 bal-
loting along with the two vacant city commission
seats.
The proposed new charter would remove the
mayor from the city commission, but give more
power to the mayor as the chief executive of the city


THE ISLANDER U JAN. 22, 2003 U PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Environmental Enhancement Educa-
tion Committee meeting.
Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m., city commission photo session
Jan. 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Jan. 27, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Jan. 28, 1 p.m., Belle Haven Cottage meeting.
Jan. 28, 7 p.m., town hall meeting on charter.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m., special city commission meeting.
Jan. 28, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m., special city commission meeting
with planning and zoning board.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 23, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Jan. 24, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Jan. 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Jan. 30, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, Uni-
versity of South Florida-New College campus,
Sarasota.
Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., Manatee Visioning meeting, Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., Anna Maria City candidate forum,
Anna Maria City Hall.

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Anna Maria resident caught in the middle?


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria property owner Mark English of 780
North Shore Drive can't help but feel caught in the
middle of municipal bureaucracy.
One Anna Maria city official said a fence installed
in his backyard protecting his pool is OK and not a
safety issue; another says it's not OK, is
nonconfirming, is a safety issue, and he has to install
a proper fence before the property can be sold.
His reaction: "Huh?"
The bizarre circumstances surround use of the alley-
way between North Shore Drive and Jacaranda, a city
right of way that numerous residents have encroached on
the past 30 years with fences, buildings, trees and swim-
ming pools (The Islander, Aug. 21, 2002).
It's the same alleyway that adjacent property own-
ers have asked the city to close as a way to solve the
encroachment problem (The Islander, Nov. 20, 2002),
but no action has yet been taken. It's the same alleyway
that then Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard declared
in 1998 he would clear of all obstructions (The Is-
lander, Nov. 11, 1998). That never happened and the
controversy continues.
In the meantime, English wonders "who's on first"
and "what's on second" in Anna Maria?
He received an approved inspection of his pool and
accompanying fence from Holmes Beach Building
Official Bob Schaefer, acting on behalf of the City of
Anna Maria, on Sept. 20, 2002.
Schaefer said in approving the fence that it was
"passed as permitted and I see no reason at this time
and juncture to deny a certificate of occupancy."
Schaefer further added in his approval that "the
-circumstance of this situation is such that until Anna
Maria City solves the use of, or vacates the alley, there
is no reason to worry about safety concerning fencing."
English and co-owner George Pyke then put the
property up for sale.
Imagine English's surprise when he got a letter
from Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon Jan. 8,
2003, stating the fence didn't meet city code and tell-
ing him to fix the problem before the house is sold.
"I want to inform you," wrote Rathvon, "that the
fence on your property is a nonconforming fence in that
the fence is not on your property, but is in the city al-
leyway. You must install a proper fence on your prop-
erty before sale of property," wrote Rathvon.
She also enclosed a copy of the ordinance and


Yes you can, no you can't
Anna Maria resident Mark English holds two letters from the city. The September 2002 letter permits a fence
at his property and approves the construction while the second letter sent in early January 2003 tells him the
fence is "nonconforming. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


asked English to correct the problem within 30 days.
English said he spoke to Rathvon and Mayor
SueLynn about the apparent discrepancy between the
two city officials and was awaiting a reply.
"The building official approved the fence, the code
enforcement officer said it's a code violation," said
English.
"Who is right, and why am I caught in the middle?"
he asked.
"What I do know is the fence was put up per an Anna
Maria permit and approved by the city's building official.
I don't know why I would get a letter when there are nu-


merous violations [along the alley] and I was one who
followed procedures and was approved," he said.
"I don't know if someone with the city is picking
on me or not, but it sure seems like it."
English said if necessary, he would hire an attor-
ney to fight the enforcement letter.
SueLynn said she was going to schedule a meeting
this week with herself, English, Rathvon, Schaefer and
Public Works Director George McKay.
"There do seem to be conflicting reports and we
need to try and reach a conclusion satisfactory to all
parties," she said.


City moves forward with Third Avenue vacation


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners are one step
closer to vacating Third Avenue and selling the adja-
cent traffic island to Patrick McConnell, the property
owner at 3716 Gulf Drive.
The commission unanimously approved the first
reading of an ordinance to vacate Third Avenue and an
ordinance to declare the traffic island surplus property,
which can then be sold to the McConnells.
The additional land would allow more architectur-



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meeting. Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan


ally pleasing features for'his home, McConnell says.
He told the commission that when he designed the
home, he was unaware that he didn't own the land sea-
ward of the erosion control line.
McConnell said this revelation has caused him to
scale back on some of the features that make the home
more aesthetically pleasing, such as enclosed garages
rather than open carports.
McConnell said the approval of this proposal is
important to him because it allows him to build the
planned architectural features that improve the appear-


ance of his home.
McConnell also suggested that based on the results
of the community visioning workshops, the public
should be happier with aesthetically pleasing architec-
ture and landscaping.
Holmes Beach residents Jerry and Joan Perry,
Fernando Torres, Jane Early and Albert Wiedom of-
fered their opposing viewpoints to the commission.
They claimed the public at large should be able to
bid on any property the city deems surplus, and that the
city could not afford to give up any public property.
"I'm opposed to the amount of money proposed for
the purchase of the traffic island," Jerry Perry said.
"With the value of land out here, $25,000 is preposter-
ous. We are not serving future generations by parting
with public land on a barrier island. You should scru-
tinize what the developers' purpose is opposed to what
they tell you it is."
Issues were also raised over stormwater drainage
and the possibility that the city may need the area of the
traffic island for a retention pond in the future.
Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger clari-
fied that the city will retain an easement and right to use
the land for utility and stormwater needs.
Frustrated with the repeated testimony in opposi-
tion to the ordinances, Commissioner Roger Lutz ex-
claimed that "no one can do anything with that prop-
erty. No one is going to put a retention pond on it or
build on it. We can put it up for auction, but who is
going to bid on it?"
The ordinances to vacate Third Avenue and declare
the traffic island surplus land will undergo a second
public hearing at the commission meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 28.


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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 22, 2003 0 PAGE 5


Cover-ups, accusations charged, denied


By Paul Roat
Charges of recurring cover-ups and accusations by
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Bill Arnold prompted a
two-hour discussion last Friday.
The matter actually began at the close of Thursday's
regular city commission meeting, when Arnold used
words like "accusations" and "cover-up" in describing ac-
tions by the city's police and public works departments.
Arnold said "people had come to me, and asked me ques-
tions, and I tell them I can't help them, I don't know any-
thing, the department heads are running things the way
they want. People ask me things and I tell them why
should I do anything, it's not my job."
Arnold said he would explain his accusations at a
special city commission meeting a week later, then left
the meeting.
His use of the words "accusation" prompted Police
Chief Sam Speciale to respond.
"If Mr. Arnold had said he had concerns, I would
ignore it," Speciale said, "but he said accusations. He
has never come to me about any complaints. He's mak-
ing it sound like we've done something illegal, and I
am very concerned. It is a very cowardly thing to do,
to walk out like that. It's not fair."
Arnold previously complained to The Islander that
police reports were being surreptitiously withheld by
the newspapers because frequently no reports were
published for Bradenton Beach.
He said there was an incident of theft in his neigh-
borhood involving a call to the police department and
there was no report. On inquiring, however, Arnold
learned the incident was under investigation and no
information was being released related to that matter.
Arnold also indicated that he had discerned from
his conversation that apparently most matters in
Bradenton Beach remain under investigation and infor-
mation is frequently not released to the press.
He said he felt it was unfair not to alert the citizens
of existing crimes and the potential for more homes and
persons to be victimized.
Special said state statutes prohibit the release of
information to the public on cases that are under in-


vestigation.
However, Florida law allows law enforcement offic-
ers to release information on criminal investigations that
do not, in their opinion, compromise an ongoing investi-
gation and to withhold other pertinent information.
Arnold's accusations came up again Friday morn-
ing at a special city commission work session, when
Mayor John Chappie asked Arnold to bring up his ac-
cusations. Although reticent to address the matter,
Arnold eventually said he was concerned about com-
puters disappearing from the city.
"I want to know the way the computers were gotten
from the county," Arnold said to Public Works Director
Dottie Poindexter. "I want to know what happened to the
computers we had. Things are disappearing. I've asked for
a list of city property I've asked for so much, and I'm
not getting anything, and it shows nothing but disrespect
to me. I don't feel like I can take it any more."
Chappie said there was a list of all city property
available through the city clerk's office.
Poindexter said all of the computers in the city
were accounted for. She had obtained four computers
free of charge as surplus from the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement and, after replacing a hard drive
in one, gave it to the Tingley Memorial Library. Corn-


Manatee County School District representatives will
hold a public meeting at Anna Maria Elementary School
from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, to conduct a lead-
ership needs analysis, which will be used to evaluate can-
didates applying to become the school's next principal.
The principal's position is open due to Tim Kolbe's
acceptance of an administrative job with the school dis-
trict. Kolbe will begin work as the county's coordinator
of school leadership in late February or early March.
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


puters that once were used by the clerk's office were
transferred to the police department, she added.
"You used the word cover-up, and that causes me
some concern," Poindexter said to Arnold.
"OK, I'm wrong and everybody else is right,"
Arnold replied.
The issues then moved to questions about fencing
around the public works department and disposal of
surplus equipment, with Arnold stating he had re-
quested the items be tabled the day before because he
was not prepared to vote on either item. There were
also questions posed about drainage in the city, all of
which were addressed at some length.
Finally, two hours of discussion prompted City
Commissioner Anna O'Brien to state that "when we
beat up on each other it's counterproductive." Turning
to Arnold, she said "To go with accusations without
anything to back it up is not good for the city. I don't
understand how the police department or the public
works department has dissed you. What do you hope
to accomplish with this? If you say there is corruption
and don't say what it is ..."
"OK, there may be times when I may use the
wrong words," Arnold said, apologizing to Speciale
and Poindexter.


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The selection committee will consist of district
officials, a principal other than current AME principal
Kolbe, an AME teacher and staff person, an AME par-
ent and a community member.
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11110pinion


Anna Maria parking is 'no win'
It's almost laughable to think that the current Anna
Maria City Commission can solve the city's parking
woes without controversy and to everyone's satisfac-
tion when all have failed in the past 80 years.
If commissioners enact an ordinance that restricts
public parking, they face the wrath of city business
owners (they pay a hefty share of property taxes, sales
and liquor taxes) along with so-called "outsiders," the
media, and anyone with an ax to grind who will claim
the city is being elitist, sending the wrong message, and
failing to protect its business owners.
If commissioners fail to restrict public parking,
they face the wrath of city property owners, mainland
investors, the media, and anyone with an ax to grind
who will claim the city is elitist, sending the wrong
message, and failing to protect its residents.
When the current city commission resolved to
come to some solution on the parking problem, Mayor
SueLynn said it's such a divisive issue that compro-
mise is needed. No one side of the issue will be happy
with the city's solution, she predicted.
Prophetic, yes. But compromise? In Anna Maria?
The Anna Maria City Commission has agreed at
this point to establish an as-yet undefined parking zone
where permits will be needed. It is likely that the zone
eventually created would include some or all beach
access roads.
Past commissions have issued "no parking signs"
willy-nilly all over the city. Previous building officials
allowed "doublewide" driveways to inhibit parking.
Some folks just pile landscaping on the right of way to
inhibit parking or put up their own signs all com-
pounding existing problems.
Further limiting parking on city streets will push
parking for beachgoers to city parking lots, churches
and businesses that frequently need all their parking.
It's not fair for the city to overrun businesses.
It's no more fair to burden residents.
The public will have an opportunity for further
input when an ordinance is presented at a commission
meeting, although we recommend a traffic engineer's
report with emphasis on beach access parking first.
Here's our simple solution to the Anna Maria park-
ing problem that we dreamed up without any lawyers,
consultants or studies:
Private property owners in Anna Maria can rent out
spaces in their yards, aka the county fair, for whatever
price the public will bear.
Too simple? Grrrrr.
It's a no-win situation.


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Oini0on


Ba hum bug Christmas
I'm sure you all have seen the articles on the sale
of Sandpiper Mobile Home Park in Bradenton Beach.
We have the lousy owner Vorbeck Equities who only
care about one thing "the all mighty dollar." In Novem-
ber they just completed a sale of 18-million dollars on
a park in Ellenton.
They put this park up for sale in February 2002 for
$9.6 million saying that the final date could be three
years away or sooner.
All you read about is the sale and what a good deal
it is and I know it is but, there area many year 'round
residents who have lived here for years and because
they are too old and/or too broke, they can in no way
afford to buy.
Couldn't Vorbeck have waited until after the holi-
days? None of you know the personal heartbreak go-
ing on with the residents of this park. You see the "for
sale" signs, you read what a good deal it is, but no one
feels the anguish of the residents who should be enjoy-
ing the holiday season with joys of laughter instead of
crying and wondering where will I be living in 2003?
Ray Wallace, Bradenton Beach
Never again
I have addressed this to the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce:
I live on Longboat Key, and every so often my wife
and I drive to Anna Maria to have dinner and enjoy
your lovely Island. Last year, on our anniversary, we
decided to go to the Sign of the Mermaid restaurant.
Dinner was excellent as usual, but on the way
home I became distracted in a conversation and failed
to notice the 25-mph speed limit. I began driving 35
mph about one block before the sign changed to 35.
Naturally, I was stopped by a policeman and given a
ticket.
It meant nothing to the policeman that I had a clean
driving record for about 15 years and my license says
"safe driver." It meant nothing that it was a simple
oversight that I was not a teenager peeling off to


impress a date, and that there was really no serious
danger in my error.
When I asked people on your Island why I wasn't
simply given a warning and whether what I had en-
countered was a speed trap a way to earn money for
the town I was told the city "has a zero tolerance
policy regarding the speed limit."
I understand completely and will never speed in
your town again. You see, I have a zero tolerance
policy for cities (or their officials) who have no com-
passion or generosity of spirit.
I will not visit your restaurants or hotels again. And
when friends come to visit, I will advise them to do the
same.
By the way, your residents have told me I am not the
first to complain about this problem. Why not do us all a
favor and put up a very large sign at the entrance of Anna
Maria saying "Visitors and Tourists Not Welcome."
James Braha, Longboat Key

An eye on Anna Maria
I have addressed the following to the mayor of
Anna Maria, Chamber of Commerce, et al of Anna
Maria Island:
Every year for the past 15 years my family has
been a regular and frequent visitor to Anna Maria, rent-
ing vacation homes, dining in local restaurants, fishing
at the piers, buying at the local shops, attending plays,
subscribing to your newspaper, and recommending this
lovely Island to my friends.
I read with disappointment the articles in the area
newspapers concerning tourist parking. Aren't there
laws already on your books to handle illegal parking,
wherever it may be? Are they enforced?
As I ponder why your city would allow such an
ignorant law, it becomes blatantly obvious to me that
visitors (and their support) are not welcome in your
community or by your business owners.
I will follow the outcome of this story with great
interest and schedule my future plans accordingly.
Kathy Ernst, Cocoa Beach, Fla.




THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 22, 2003 0 PAGE 7


Anna Maria gets comprehensive plan direction


By Rick Catlin
*Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city officials and some members of the
public spent nearly eight hours Saturday, Jan. 18, learn-
ing principles of land-use planning and understanding
growth management in Florida from professional land
use planner Tony Arrant of the nonprofit Florida Insti-
tute of Government.
And judging by comments from those who at-
tended, neither the time nor the cost of Arrant's ser-
vices were wasted.
"An excellent session," said City Commissioner
John Michaels. "We learned so much today about com-
prehensive planning and where we need to go. The
money was well spent."
"I think judging by the comments, we all learned
a lot of things we didn't know about the planning and
comprehensive plan process," added Mayor SueLynn.
The session was arranged by the mayor as a fol-
low-up to the city's recently completed visioning pro-
cess and in advance of a review of land-use codes and
comprehensive plan revisions required by Florida law.
What Arrant told the session was that Florida has
the most comprehensive planning legislation in the
United States. In fact, Florida is the only state that re-
quires all municipal governments (city and county) to
have land-use plans enacted by legislation and updated
every 10 years and approved by the state.
"So every action you take [as a city] regarding land
use or development must be consistent with your com-
prehensive plan and land use map," he said.
Florida, particularly coastal areas, has been expe-
riencing tremendous growth and the population is dou-
bling every 20 years. Florida's tax base is tied to tour-
ism and growth, so every Florida community has to be
prepared for growth, even if it's just "managed
growth," Arrant said.
That seems to be where Anna Maria wants to go,
Arrant indicated, but city officials must understand
what a comprehensive plan is before updating the city's
current plan.
"So you have to have planning programs and man-


aged growth plans in place," he said.
And every land-use or development action the city
takes in response to a request for development or rede-
velopment "must be consistent" with the city's land-
use plan.
"Always refer to your plan and make sure you have
the right plan," he said. If you mess up, make sure you
mess up for everybody, he recommended.
If Anna Maria wants to be a quiet, 1960s-style
Florida community, it's not going to be that if the com-
prehensive plan says you can have a maximum of eight
residential units per acre, Arrant said.
And it's not going to be that type of community if
the land-use plan keeps allowing nonconforming uses
and grandfathers-in various land uses, he added.
"Write a comprehensive plan around your vision
plan. You will set yourself up against the claims that
someone can do something because they have property
rights," Arrant said.
Remember, he said, "There is no such thing as
property rights, only development rights" that come
with the property. Those development rights, however,
have to be consistent with the city's comprehensive
plan.
Property rights are not defined in the U.S. Consti-
tution or any state constitution, he said. Courts have
ruled that owning property does not convey any
"rights" other than the right to have title, the "right" to
pay taxes and the right to the mineral rights.
At the same time, said Arrant, there is the principle
of "equitable estoppel" from English common law that
says if you have invested equity in a development, you
could be financially harmed if the process of govern-
ment were to halt that development.
However, a developer must follow the comp plan,
otherwise they might not have "equitable estoppel" if
stopped by government or the court system for not fol-
lowing the plan.
Arrant also discussed concurrency in land-use
planning and approval of a project, along with the re-
quired elements of a city's comprehensive plan.
As an example of a required element, he said the


city has to "address" a number of issues in a comp plan,
including affordable housing.
Does that mean the city has to provide affordable
housing? asked resident Diane Canniff.
"No," said Arrant, as long as the service workers
such as maids, bartenders, food servers and others who
work in Anna Maria have the opportunity to get here
from affordable housing locations on the mainland on
a mass transit system such as the Island trolley or
Manatee County Area Transit bus.
But don't get hung up on any one issue now, he
said.
The first step in the process to amend the city's com-
prehensive plan is for the city's planning and zoning board
to create an amended document, hold public hearings to
discuss the amendments, and send recommendations to
the city commission for discussion and approval.
From there, the document goes to the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs for review and com-
ments, then back to the city for DCA changes.
The whole process could take anywhere from
seven to 12 months, he said.
Where does Anna Maria want to go from here?
asked Arrant.
Arrant said his organization is usually called by a
local government when it needs help writing a new
comprehensive plan, but doesn't have a lot of money.
He's not looking for more work, he's got plenty on
his table with about 400 Florida municipalities already
utilizing his services.
And he can't take the city through the entire pro-
cess to rewrite the comp plan, but would work with a
professional hired by the city to ensure the new plan
meets state requirements, and where the city wants to
go.
Anna Maria P&Z board members have said on sev-
eral occasions they would like professional advice to
assist them with a revision of the city's land-use codes,
as requested by the mayor.
SueLynn said she will ask at the Jan. 23 city com-
mission meeting for commission direction on hiring a
professional planning consultant.


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Severe Anna Maria erosion needs more study


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents worried about coastal ero-
sion along North Shore Drive and at Bean Point were
hoping for a "quick fix" solution from Dr. Robert Dean
of the University of Florida's Marine and Coastal En-
gineering Department.
They didn't get one for the immediate future, but
those who attended a town hall meeting Jan. 14 orga-
nized by Mayor SueLynn on the issue heard there are
potential solutions. The bad news is they all cost
money, either from the city treasury or homeowners'
pocketbooks.
What they also learned was that following Dean's
Dec. 30 inspection of erosion at Bean Point and the
city's northeast shore, Dean concluded those areas need
more study to determine a definite plan of action before
any solutions should be implemented.
Dean said he was undecided if the erosion was a
trend or cyclical in nature, although he did say the
bayside erosion seems "quite severe" in some loca-
tions.
If the erosion is cyclical, the sand and coastline will
return, said Dean. If the problem is evolving, a six-
month study should be able to determine this and come
up with a plan of action.
D.ean suggested the city engage in a measured
monitoring program of future activity along the desig-
nated shore for six months, in addition to examining
historical data and photographs of the area.
Dean said he can perform these two studies for
$6,500 and $3,500 each and if the city requests his ser-




DEP explains

beach, coastline

erosion programs
Gene Chalicki of the DEP's division of
beaches and shores said his department investi-
gates coastal erosion for Florida city and county
governments, if appropriately requested, and can
designate a coastline as "critically eroded"
whether it's on the bay, Gulf or Atlantic side of an
island.
"We can inspect the bayside in Anna Maria,"
said Chalicki, "but that area seems to be separate
from our beach erosion control program [beach
renourishment]."
That program is specific to shorelines that
front the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and
Straits of Florida and Chalicki said it was "un-
likely" Anna Maria's bayside would qualify for
funding under that program.
But the city can still ask the DEP for an in-
spection of all of its coastline, he said, and DEP
staff would then determine if Anna Maria's
bayside is eligible for inclusion.
Chalicki said if the DEP determines a city's
coast is "critically eroded," but not eligible for
funding under the renourishment program, the city
can still look for alternative funding sources.
A DEP inspection of a coastline doesn't pro-
duce a report telling a city what to do about the
problem, it merely determines if there is a prob-
lem. And the DEP has to get a "proper application"
from a government prior to inspection.
"There are two separate issues here," con-
ceded Chalicki. "Is the coast critically eroded and,
if so, does that coast qualify for funding under the
beach erosion control program?"
He said Dr. Robert Dean of the University of
Florida is "highly qualified" to perform the type of
study Anna Maria needs to determine the extent of
the problem and possible solutions. The DEP in-
spection will not offer solutions, he indicated.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn has requested the
forms from Chalicki's office for a DEP "inspec-
tion" of coastal erosion in Anna Maria, at the same
time pursuing the offer from Dean to study the
city's bayside and Bean Point erosion for a six-
month period to provide reasons and solutions for
the coastal erosion problem in those areas.


The Holmes Beach City Commission has voted to
authorize Mayor Carol Whitmore to send a letter to
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn expressing concern that
the city is considering closing beach accesses along
Gulf Drive in Anna Maria.
Whitmore said she had been directed by the city
commission to prepare the resolution, which will state
that the beaches are for public use, that Anna Maria
participates in beach restoration using county funds,
and the city should not be closing any beach access.
SueLynn has said the city is not considering clos-


The Sun House restaurant and bar is sched-
uled to open Feb. 15 at the BridgeWalk resort in
Bradenton Beach, replacing the now-closed J.C.
Gardener's restaurant on the second and third
stories of the resort, fronting Gulf Drive at the
roundabout.
The new restaurant will be operated by Bar-
bara and Angela Rodocker of BridgeWalk along
with Richard Horn, the former general manager
of the Charthouse restaurant on Longboat Key.
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vices, he'll try to use graduate or undergraduate stu-
dents to reduce the cost.
The results of the two studies "should determine
the seriousness of the problem and what to do," he said.
The study might show that among immediate op-
tions to ease bayside erosion are more seawalls or
higher existing seawalls, and/or refurbishing the exist-
ing groins that some residents believe were originally
installed in the 1920s.
Dean said the groins are already in place and per-
mits for a refurbishment project are likely to be easier
to obtain than a request for new groins, he indicated.
A long-term solution, particularly for Bean Point,
would be the city applying for inclusion in the next
beach renourishment project in eight years.
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker explained that the city should "look at be-
ing in the next beach renourishment project" and start
the process now for inclusion in the permits for dredg-
ing in the next renourishment.
The permitting process for renourishment begins in
about four years. The city should bring the results of its
coastal erosion study to the county at that time with a
request for inclusion.
Hunsicker said the latest beach renourishment
project didn't include Bean Point because a number of
beachfront residents there were unwilling to sign ease-
ments to the county and the permit did not allow for
"piecemeal" renourishment.
Dean said private property owners can always fund
their own renourishment efforts, rather than rely on a
state- or city-funded program.


Marine and
Coastal Engi-
neering Depart-
ment and Anna
Maria Mayor
SueLynn dis-
cussed erosion
problems along
the city's
bayside and at
Bean Point with
residents Jan.
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Photo: Rick
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True, said Joe Chiles of 759 North Shore Drive.
Fifty years ago, there was about one-quarter mile of
sand in front of the house when his parents lived there.
Two years ago, he paid $7,000 to bring in sand just to
keep the water off his property. That seemed to work
during a recent storm, he said, although he lost about
half the sand, but a neighbor who paid $3,000 for sand
lost it all in the same storm.
North Shore resident Joan Dickinson said she liked
the idea of refurbishing the groins along the bayside
coast, particularly since this could be done sooner than
the next beach renourishment project.
"I appreciate what the mayor has done, so let's do
something. The groins would baea good start," she said.
SueLynn agreed and said $10,000 for the reports
would be "money well spent" if it would offer solutions.
The mayor said she will present Dean's proposal
for a study at the Jan. 23 city commission meeting.
Several residents were also concerned about the
distinction between the coastal construction line and
the coastal erosion line.
Hunsicker said they are two separate lines, and
residents living east of the erosion line were considered
on the bayside by the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection and are not eligible for any beach
renourishment project.
SueLynn said she would ask City Attorney Jim
Dye to investigate where the lines are drawn in Anna
Maria and what is the distinction between the two.
A further town hall meeting on bayside and Bean
Point erosion will be held in about two months, the
mayor promised.


ing any beach access points, but the city commission
is looking into limiting parking on roads west of Gulf
Drive that lead to beach access locations.
"There's a misconception among the public that
we are closing access to the beach," SueLynn said.
"That's not the case."
She said the city is just looking at trying to solve
its parking problems along those streets by possibly
limiting parking there. That's not the same thing as
closing a beach access. "The public will always have
access to the beach," she said.


Nancy Buchanan of BridgeWalk, which is a "fu-
sion" of traditional Florida seafoods along with
Caribbean and Latin American foods and spices.
"It's a lighter version of Caribbean cuisine
featuring less frying and fewer oils," said
Buchanan.
The new restaurant will also offer a different
event each evening at sunset for guests to celebrate
the restaurant's views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Plans call for lunch and dinner to be served in
the 150-seat restaurant.


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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 22, 2003 U PAGE 9


Anna Maria's Villa Rosa fill stockpile halted


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Villa Rosa developer Steve Noriega has acknowl-
edged receipt of a letter from the Southwest Florida
Water Management District halting further stockpiling
of fill material from Galati Marine at the Villa Rosa site
on South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria until a permit
is issued by Swiftmud.
But Noriega wonders if Swiftmud's left hand
knows what its right hand is doing.
That's because Villa Rosa engineers called
Swiftmud officials in December to ask them if stock-
piling the fill material from Galati at the development,
along with removal of some nuisance trees, was OK.
"They told our engineers to go ahead" with stock-
piling fill and removing nuisance trees at the site, said
Noriega.


"We wanted Swiftmud to watch to ensure we were
doing everything correctly. They said they didn't have
to come," Noriega said.
So he was a bit surprised to learn of a City of Anna
Maria complaint to Swiftmud about the fill stockpile
and tree removal.
"We thought we kept everybody in the loop, espe-
cially the city," he said. "We weren't out here doing
anything in secret. If there was a problem, why not call
us up and tell us?"
Noriega also noted that the Swiftmud letter of Jan.
10 states they have to halt construction.


"No construction work was undertaken, only land
clearing and stockpiling of fill. We haven't placed any
fill," he said.
It appears one department at Swiftmud is not tell-
ing the other what it's doing, he said. "But we won't do
anything further until we receive our Swiftmud per-
mit."
The stop work order is a separate issue from the
Swiftmud permit for the project, Noriega said.
Swiftmud could invoke a monetary penalty for
work performed by Villa Rosa prior to an approved
permit, the Jan. 10 letter to Noriega said.


Holiday fun
Julian Botero and Sheldon Phillips show off their artistic attributes at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Holiday Camp.


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

* Solvents Old Gasoline
* Latex and Oil S (in gasoline containers)
Based Paints Batteries
* Garden Pesticides (household, auto
* Household Chemicals and marine)
* Ammunition Any Mercury
* Flares Containing Devices
* Waste Oil (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.

Manatee County Utilities
Operation Department
For more information call:
Cari at 795-3423.


Watercolorists
Madison Kane and Angelica Smith used watercolor
paints to create these Florida landscapes at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Holiday Camp.


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Manatee County Fair
open through Saturday
With a chilly opening weekend behind, the Mana-
tee County Fair is running full tilt through Saturday,
with games and entertainment and food and, of course,
livestock.
The gates open at 10 a.m. daily, 9 a.m. on Satur-
day, and stay open until the crowd clears out sometime
before midnight. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for
children. The fairgrounds are at 1402 14th Ave. W.,
Palmetto.
There is a "Giraffic Park" petting zoo, lumberjack
show, a strolling robot, racing pigs, cowboy Hub
Hubbell, a one-handed juggler, dancers, a baby pag-
eant, and music, music, music.
There's old-time music strolling the grounds with
square dances, jigs, reels polkas and music from his-
tory; blue grass on the midway and in special Blue
Grass Kiddie Land; the Fox Brothers aggregation from
Grand Ole Opry; Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians
now under the baton of El Pierson.
A fair wouldn't be a fair without a lot of emphasis
on livestock, and there's plenty in Palmetto. Opening
day had a swine show and a llama show, followed next
day by a dog show and a dairy show.
Dairy heifers were sold on Saturday following the
swine sale. A major horse show came Sunday, dairy
showmanship Monday and a dairy costume show, a
goat show Tuesday, steer showmanship Wednesday.
Still to come are the steer show at 7 p.m. Thursday,
the beef breeding show and showmanship starting at 7
p.m. Friday and then the big money livestock events
Saturday: Steer sale at 2 p.m. and the beef breeding sale
at 4 p.m.
Big attractions are the armband specials. After-school
specials Wednesday and Thursday let wearers on nearly
every ride and attraction from 3-10 p.m for $13. On Fri-
day it's Moonlight Magic on the Midway from 5 p.m.-
midnight for $15. Next day, Saturday, is closing day and
Kids Day on the Midway from noon-5 p.m. for $13, then
Moonlight Magic from 6 to midnight for $15.
Full information on events and times may be ob-
tained by calling the fair office at 722-1639.

Island filmmaker has four entries
in Sarasota Film Festival
Debra Hussong, filmmaker who lives in Holmes
Beach, will have four short films in the prestigious
Sarasota Film Festival starting Friday, Jan. 24.
Hussong is a newcomer to making movies who
calls herself one of the many "poor independent film-
makers" but is confident that "in the very near future
I'll drop the 'poor' out of my title."
Her works for the film festival:
"Yesterday and You," a daughter loses her mother
to cancer, triggered by Hussong's despair at the loss of
her own mother.
"For Better or Worse," documentary of four per-
sonal stories.
"Square Peg ... Round Holes," an emotional con-
versation between a troubled teenager and the mother
who refuses to give up on her.
"War! What Is It Good For?" a digital short focus-
ing on individual views of war, including one with Iraq.
Further information on the festival is available at
364-9514.

Bingo again on Thursdays
at Annie Silvers Center
Bingo is back, returning to the Annie Silver Com-
munity Center in Bradenton Beach this Thursday, Jan.
22, and every succeeding Thursday through March.
It's a smoke-free building, sponsors promise, and
there will be prizes and refreshments. The center is at
103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Other events at the center during the winter season
include community covered-dish dinners, music and
sing-alongs, shuffle board and the occasional yard sale.
Details may be obtained at 778-1915.

Seminar Tuesday
A seminar on treatments for hair and skin will be
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Conducting the event will be Raynera
Mrotek, whom the Center identifies as a licensed cos-
metologist/aromatherapist. A fee of $25 per person
applies. For details, call 778-1908.


Jolly good show
Three artists celebrated at their opening reception
for the January Artists Guild January show, painter
Shirley Foor, left, and photographers Richard
Stewart and Elizabeth Davie. The next event at the
guild will be the February First Friday opening on
Feb. 7. The guild is promoting an open house on
each "First Friday" of the month, encouraging other
merchants at the Island Shopping Center in Holmes
Beach and other area galleries to open their doors
for the evening. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Elka photo workshop
will begin Friday
Premier Island photographer Jack Elka's four-ses-
sion Great Images workshop will begin Friday, Jan. 24,
in the Mira-Mar Room at Bridgewalk resort in
Bradenton Beach.
Registration is open at the resort, 100 Bridge St.,
779-2545. Cost is $125 per participant. The workshop
will convene from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, and Feb.
6 and 13.
Elka's topics will range through photography ba-
sics and cameras, including digital, covering films and
lenses, composition and lighting, a review of photo-
graphs and how to save and print digital images.


Merian in special jazz
performance tonight
Trumpeter Leon Merian is leaving his big band
behind for one night of jazz starting at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Island's End restaurant, 10101
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Merian will appear with a four-piece jazz ensemble
for this one-time-only performance. Reservations for
this performance are taken at 779-2444.
Merian appears every Thursday night with a 14-
piece band performing "big band hits" at Bongo's Bar
and Grill on the Palma Sola Causeway, 9915 Manatee
Ave. W., phone 761-2411.
A spokesperson said, "Merian's career spans five
decades of appearances with other greats including
Sarah Vaughn, Elle Fitzgerald, Lena Home, Tony
Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Barnet, Peggy Lee and
the Mills Brothers. He backed Judy Garland, Danny
Kaye and Elvis Presley and has been praised by Dizzy
Gillespie and Leonard Feather." He is 79 now and go-
ing strong.


AAUW's fashion tickets on sale
Tickets are available now for the 49th annual fashion
show, card party and luncheon sponsored by the Manatee
Chapter, American Association of University Women.
The affair will begin at 1 1 a.m. Feb. 1 at El Con-
quistador Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy.,
Bradenton. Proceeds are for scholarships for Manatee
County girls and women.
Deadline for tickets is Jan. 25, and they may be
obtained for $20 each from Marilyn Steele, 778-2118,
and Ellie Thomassen, 778-6219.







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Superbowl, San Diego bound
Kathy Velinoff and Dr. Dave Ferguson of Holmes Beach are super psyched to be on their way to the
Superbowl game to support the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the top challenge against the Oakland Raiders
Sunday. Velinoff, owner of Capt. John's Marina on Cortez Road, and musician Ferguson, also an administra-
tor with the Manatee County School District, are season ticket holders to the Bucs home games and were
picked by "lottery" for the privilege of purchasing Superbowl tickets. Also Superbowl bound, Gordon and
Yvonne Shook of Anna Maria. Go Bucs! Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Donations for Tingley's sale
are needed now
Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
Beach is accepting donations of materials for its
annual book sale Feb. 21-22.
Hardcover and paperback books in good con-
dition are welcome, along with audio books, vid-
eos and music CDs. Proceeds from the annual
sale go directly to the library, which receives no
public funds for its operations.
Items may be dropped off at the library, 111
Second St. N., during the library's open hours -
10- a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, and 3-5 p.m. Thursday. Additional in-
formation may be obtained by calling 779-1208.


Antique show and sale
is this weekend
The "Winter Wonderland Antiques on the Beach"
show and sale will be launched with an opening gala
Thursday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The reference to "beach" in the show's name is for
Holmes Beach, said a spokesperson. The gala and the
following two days of the antique show and sale will
be in the activities center of the church.
Admission is $10 for the gala from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30, with the ticket good for readmission on
the remaining days of the show. Single-day admission is
$3. The show and sale will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 31, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
Food prepared by the women of the parish will be
available. Antique appraisals will be offered through-
out the event at $5 per item. Proceeds will go to the
parish center renovation fund.
Further details may be obtained by calling 778-
4769.

Squadron sets boat classes
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will have
boating safety classes from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on two Sat-
urdays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 8, at 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton.
The course will provide an overview of state boat-
ing laws, weather, types of boats, rules of the road, boat
handling and distress signals. Cost is $27 for book and
materials plus $7 for breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-8404 or 545-7646.


Giant book sale is Saturday
Bargains by the gross for "tons of stuff- up to the
rafters" are ahead for Islanders at the Friends of the
Island Library annual book sale Saturday, Jan. 25.
The sale will run at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. But
patrons are advised to get there early to assure optimum
selection, said Joan Pettigrew, who is chairing the sale.
The city fire code limits the number of people al-
lowed in the sale room at any one time and lines may
pile up briefly from time to time, so people may wish
to bring their patience along, too, Pettigrew said.
There is a huge selection, said the spokesperson,
but no accurate count is available because more books
and other items are arriving steadily. Fiction in hard
and soft cover, nonfiction, cookbooks, books on tape,
videos, CDs and anything else likely to run through a
library will be available.
It's all in storerooms now, but will begin to move
to the library's meeting room Friday. Saturday morn-
ing volunteers will be pricing each item.
There's still time to donate books and other articles
in good condition, Pettigrew said. They may be brought
to the library any time before closing at 5 p.m. Friday.
All proceeds will go to the library, said Pettigrew.
Last year's sale raised $2,500 "and that's a whole
lot of books sold at $1 each or five for $1 or whatever."

Senior drivers' course next week
Registration is open for AARP's 55 Alive refresher
course for drivers 50 and older, scheduled at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
from noon-4 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31.
The required registration may be made and infor-
mation obtained by calling 776-1158.

Widowed group meets at Center
The Widowed Persons Support Group will meet at 9
a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, for "Coffee and Conversation" at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. The sponsoring AARP notes the
service is free and confidential for widows and widowed
men. Details may be obtained by calling 778-1908.

Cortez women's Bible class
meeting Tuesday
A women's Bible class will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21,
and on consecutive Tuesdays for women of Cortez and
others interested, said its leader, Mary Fulford Green.
She has taught Bible since the age of 13, she said,
"and that's a long time." The class will be on "Women
of the Bible" and be at 10:30 a.m. at 4527 123rd St. W.
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Island Middle School walk-a-thon kickoff success


More than 200 people attended the Island Middle
School "Walk the Island for Island Middle School"
spring fundraiser kickoff dinner sponsored by the
Sandbar Restaurant Jan. 16.
The walk-a-thon is the school's primary fundraiser
and will be held Saturday, March 1. Students and their
families will walk from IMS to the Coquina Beach Pa-
vilion, earning money from pledges for each of the six
miles they walk.
Money raised by the walk are used to enhance the
educational opportunities offered at IMS. Sponsorship
opportunities are available to local businesses, and
community involvement is encouraged.
The school goal is to raise $30,000 and each stu-
dent is required to solicit at least 20 pledges willing to
pay $1 per mile to the student.
At the kickoff dinner, the IMS Conch Fritter
band performed and showcased several of its musi-
cians, including trumpet player Cody Beaver, trom-
bone player Josh Schieble and clarinet player
Heather Howard.
In addition to the featured soloists, Winn Haslem,
a Conch Fritter saxophone player, stepped up to the
director's podium to lead the band in his own arrange-
ment of the song "Once Upon a December."
IMS will hold one more event prior to its walk-a-
thon. A three-day telethon to solicit pledges is being


Sandbar
support
Owner Ed Chiles
and Chiles
Group Chief
Operating
Officer Steve
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t up dinner for the
Island Middle
School walk-a-
thon kickoff and
Parent-Teacher
Organization
meeting. Islander
Photo: Diana
- Bogan


organized for Feb. 10 through 12 and will be con-
ducted at the school.
The school is located at 206 85th St., Holmes


Beach.
For more information, call the school's administra-
tive office at 778-5200.


Kim Bobo: Islander teacher spotlight of week


Each week The Islander puts a spotlight on one of
Anna Maria Elementary School's teachers.
This week speech pathologist Kim Bobo is in our
spotlight.
Originally from Georgia, Bobo has lived in Florida
for 21 years and has been a speech therapist at AME for
12 years. She is licensed to work with all age groups,
and is a member of the American Speech-Language-
Hearing Association.
Bobo earned her masters degree in speech pathol-
ogy from the University of South Florida-Tampa and
has been working with children in schools since then.
Bobo divides her time between AME and the Is-
land Middle School. She spends two and half days at
AME and one day a week at IMS.
As a speech pathologist, Bobo helps students de-
velop and maintain their ability to express thoughts and
feelings. The students she works with primarily have
delayed or impaired speech or language.
A lot of speech problems carry over into difficul-
ties reading, writing and following directions in the
classroom, said Bobo. According to the ASHA, learn-
ing difficulties are often just speech-language problems
in disguise.


Teacher spotlight
Kim Bobo is a speech pathologist at Anna Maria
Elementary School. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan

"If you ask my students what they do in our ses-
sions," Bobo said, "they'll all tell you we play games."
Bobo does use games to help her students over-


come their language barriers. A card game like
"memory" forces students to repeat sounds and words
correctly, for example.
"We take speech for granted," said Bobo, "but
some students have difficulty producing an 'R' sound
when it is in the middle of a word. Sometimes it's just
a matter of learning where the jaw or tongue need to be
to make a sound correctly."
Students work with Bobo in small groups twice a
week for a half hour and can be referred to her by a
teacher or parent.
Bobo said she keeps her students interested in
learning by changing activities and relating what
they're working on in speech therapy to how it will
help them outside that environment.
"I love working with elementary-age students," she
said. "Seeing their looks of pride when they learn to say
things correctly and become better communicators is
great."
Bobo's advice to her students is, "No matter what
your difficulties might be, you can overcome and do
anything you set your mind to."
When not in the classroom, Bobo enjoys boating,
beach walking, reading newspapers and traveling.


AME builds peaceful bridge with Manatee school


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Peace prevailed among Manatee and Anna Maria
elementary school students as they celebrated Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Day with the dedication of a peace
pole at the Bradenton school.
AME fifth-graders traveled to Manatee Elementary
to participate in the dedication ceremony. The AME
students brought 50 international flags, which they cer-
emoniously handed over to Manatee students to display
around their new peace pole.
The peace pole at Manatee Elementary is a four-
sided pole and has the message "May peace prevail on
earth" in English, Spanish and Creole. The fourth side
reads "May peace prevail in our homes and commu-
nity" in English.
AME Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison said
that the AME students brought sand from Anna
Maria to spread around the bottom of the pole, which
the Manatee school installed in the garden of their
courtyard.
After the ceremony, Harrison said the fifth-graders
were given time to mix and mingle. At first she said it
took awhile for the students to break the ice, but soon
AME art teacher Gary Wooten had the students inter-
acting. He challenged them to learn the names of five
students from the other school.
Harrison said the dedication was planned to coin-


cide with Martin Luther King Jr. day. The student
population at Manatee is 90 percent minority and the
AME student population is 90 percent Caucasion.


Partners in
peace
Anna Maria and
Manatee Elemen-
Staty ,school'sfifth-
graders paired up
for a peace pole
dedication cer-
emony in the
courtyard of
Manatee Elemnen-
tary. The
Bradenton school
planted a peace
pole in its court-
- yard to honor Dr.
Martin Luther
King Jr.'s message
ofpeace. Islander
Photos: Lynne
McDonough of
AME



"Watching the students from both schools link
arms, laugh and get along was truly watching Martin
Luther King's dream come true," said Harrison.





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Bennett named AME's employee of year


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Cheryl Bennett has managed to stay out of the
limelight for 20 years, but fellow employees at Anna
Maria Elementary School are making sure that this is
her year to shine.
Bennett, AME's senior secretary, was chosen as
the school's employee of the year and is one of five
finalists for the Manatee County School District em-
ployee-of-the-year award.
It's not the first time Bennett has been nominated,
but it is the first time her nomination has made it
through to the nominating committee.
Bennett said that she doesn't know how the nomi-
nation slipped past her. She said she usually removes
any nominations with her name on it before they get to
the selection committee.
"I just do my job and I'm happy doing it," Bennett
said. "I don't need a plaque on the wall or a certificate
of achievement to acknowledge the job that I do. I think
the recognition should belong to someone else."
And what a job she does. The senior secretary must
be able to talk on the phone, all the while greeting a
new family, filling out order forms, calling classes to
a waiting bus, typing reports, filling in in the clinic,
supervising a student waiting to see the principal and,
according to AME guidance counselor Cindi Harrison,
do it all while smiling.
The nominating committee, which included AME
teachers Anne Kinnan, Lynn Drolet, Karen Newhall and
AME Principal Tim Kolbe, concurred with Harrison.
Bennett is able to manage the unexpected and at
the same time ease the workload of her fellow staff
members.
Drolet pointed out that Bennett recently grilled
chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers for the teachers and
staff during an in-service day to help "free-up" an ex-
tra hour for others to get some work done.
According to Drolet, in the four years Bennett has
been at Anna Maria she has transformed the office d6cor
into a bright and cheerful environment and has been a true
model of great character and positive attitude.


Employee of the year
Senior school secretary Cheryl Bennett is Anna Maria
Elementary school's employee ofthe year; and one of
five finalists for the school district's employee-of-the-
year award. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Bennett has been working with Kolbe for the past
20 years. She began her career with the school district
as a volunteer and then a teacher's aide at Oneco El-
ementary School where her children attended and
Kolbe was principal.
Kolbe invited Bennett to join him at Bashaw El-
ementary School when a clerical assistant's position
became available and later, when the senior secretary
retired, Bennett was promoted.
After Kolbe came to AME, the senior secretary
position soon became available and Bennett joined the


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Island staff and began commuting 40 miles round-trip
to work.
"I look back on the 20 years together," Kolbe said,
"and I honestly know that any success that I may have
achieved can be attributed in some way to Cheryl. She
has been my support during hard times and my cheer-
leader during good times. Her creative ability brings
motivation and laughter to everyone."
"Cheryl is just the best," added Harrison. "Good
secretaries are everywhere in our school system, I'm
sure of that. But this secretary is great."
Kolbe and Bennett will attend a luncheon honor-
ing all the employees of the year throughout the school
district on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and she is still one of
five nominees for the district employee of the year.
Kolbe is proud to see Bennett get the attention,
"She's had my vote for 20 years."

Anna Maria Elementary School menu
Monday, Jan. 27
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Hamburger or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Potato Smiles, Veggie Pick-up, Fruit
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Breakfast: Sausage and Biscuit, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Golden Grilled Cheese or Salad Shaker,
Goldfish Tomato Soup, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Fruit
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Chicken Tetrazzini or Manager's Choice,
Broccoli, Fruit
Thursday, Jan. 30
Breakfast: Super Donut, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Fish Shapes with Roll or Stuffed Shells,
Seasoned Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Friday, Jan. 31
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Ham and Cheese Sand-
wich, Corn, Garden Salad, Fruit
Milk and juice are served with every meal.


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Save Anna Maria looking for new bridges to draw


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"We aren't dead. We're alive and kicking," said
Save Anna Maria committee chairperson Katie Pierola
at the Jan. 13 SAM meeting.
Some people might have thought the committee,
organized to battle the Florida Department of
Transportation's proposed 65-foot-high Anna Maria
Bridge, would disband after that goal was accom-
plished recently when the DOT withdrew those plans.
But members overwhelmingly chose to continue
meeting and looking at all issues that concern Anna
Maria Island's lifestyle and uniqueness.
"SAM has not fulfilled its purpose," said Pierola.
"We need to recruit new members and come up with a
priority list of Island projects we can work on and that
we can get information."
Topping Pierola's priority list would be the Island
Transportation Planning Organization, which has not
met for several months, she said.
Composed of the mayors of the three Island cities
along with a representative of the Manatee-Sarasota
Metropolitan Planning Organization and some private
individuals, Pierola noted the ITPO was extremely ac-
tive as an Island voice when she was mayor of
Bradenton Beach.
"I'm very concerned that the ITPO is not meeting.
We need to restart this and get a report from [Bradenton
Beach Mayor John] Chappie on what they've been
doing the past year.
"I'm also concerned because the ITPO can speak
as one Island voice when discussing issues with the
DOT and other government agencies. They also have
the ability to apply for grants for a variety of projects."
Another project she'd like for SAM, or the ITPO,
to work on is lights for the Anna Maria Bridge, an idea
that's been talked about for the past few decades, she
said.
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discussed various dredging projects around the Island
with members, including the Tidemark condominium
project in Holmes Beach, Perico Harbor Marina on
Perico Island, and at Galati Marine in Anna Maria.
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and active
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Pierola has returned to her roots on the Island
after living on the mainland for the past four
years.
And the diminutive activist promises to be
just as feisty and active as ever for Island
causes, although she's not interested in a re-
turn to political office "at this time."
"My heart was always on the Island," said
Pierola of her absence from the Island and
political and committee activism.
Pierola and husband Gil left the Island
and moved to northwest Bradenton in 1998,
and Pierola feared she would never "return
to my roots.
"But we did it and we're back living in
Bradenton Beach," she said.
She served on the Save Anna Maria com-
mittee from its inception in the late 1990s and
became the chairperson last summer, but it
was only supposed to be a temporary position.
Her love of the Island and preserving its
lifestyle, however, gave her away.
"I told them I was only going to do it for
a few months, but gosh, there are so many
things to get involved in now, so many good
causes that I accepted the nomination to be
chairperson. I'm really excited to be active on
the Island again."
Pierola said serving on the SAM commit-
tee will keep her from getting too worried
about the rapid development and redevelop-
ment of the Island.
"I'm not a no-growth person, but it has to
be orderly and in keeping with the character of
the Island. I think SAM is going to be a per-
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 22, 2003 0 PAGE 15


'Visioning' or 'stalling' in Bradenton Beach?


By Paul Roat
So where's the vision?
That was the question asked by Bradenton Beach
City Commissioner Anna O'Brien last Thursday re-
garding the visioningg" process the city underwent last
May-June to guide growth and development in the
municipality for the next 30 years.
"More than a year ago we started talking about
unbridled growth in the city," O'Brien said. "We have
seen the city's planning and zoning board kicking and
screaming all the way through the process. They don't
seem to see that we have a problem. They've voted
against having a moratorium, and they haven't moved
on the visioning process. There are five projects within
a two-block area in my neighborhood. We're being
held hostage by new construction down here.
"Why has it been 15 months and not one thing has
come to the city to address the number one concern of
the city?"
O'Brien's remarks were prompted by a commis-

Pierola back on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
She likened SAM to an Island-style ManaSota-88
organization, but noted that ManaSota-88 is concerned
primarily with environmental issues. "We'll focus on
more than just environmental issues," she said.
"And it's a good thing to keep SAM going," she
said. The committee has nearly 200 members and it
would be a shame to lose that commitment to preserv-
ing the Island and its unique character.
Keeping up with Pierola won't be an easy chore the
next few months. In addition to SAM activities, she's
also the chairman of the Bradenton Beach 50-year
Golden Anniversary celebration this summer.
"That should keep me pretty busy for awhile," she
said.
Until the next Island committee or cause comes
along that needs a chairperson or a new member.


sion agenda item to retain services of Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council representatives to continue the
visioningg" process begun last spring to address issues
of concern to citizens in Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners agreed last summer that fol-
low-up sessions would be needed to bring winter resi-
dents into the visioning process before any action
would be undertaken. However, as members of the
planning and zoning board began to address matters
brought forward by the more than 65 attendees at the
visioning sessions, that board determined that services
of a professional planner would be needed to deal with
the complex matters of revising the city's land devel-
opment codes and perhaps the city's charter to deal
with the myriad issues suggested by citizens regarding
development in Bradenton Beach.
A highlight of the planning and zoning board rec-
ommendations to date was formation of an "architec-
tural and community character review board" which
would address issues such as landscaping, relationship
of the structure to the street, compatibility with adjacent
properties, doors, windows, roofing styles and materi-
als, porches or balconies, railings, facades and eleva-
tions, outside lighting design, exterior building mate-
rials, driveways and fences.
However, planners have awaited retention of pro-
fessional planning services to continue efforts to refine
the "vision" of Bradenton Beach, and the city commis-
sion has postponed the final session of the vision pro-
cess, until the city retains the.services of the profes-
sional planner TBRPC, which agreed to review the
land development codes of the city and conduct a final
vision session for $19,950.
"Maybe the city commission needs to define what
it means by growth management," said Building Offi-
cial Bob Welch. "Do you mean dealing with existing
zoning, or defining tear-down or redevelopment of
existing housing stock?"
The city's land development codes state that main-


taining.existing buildings should be "encouraged," but
offer no incentives for homeowners to do so, Welch
added.
TBRPC's Gerald Smelt said, under the contract
proposal, his group would provide winter residents
with the findings of the visioning process to date and
conduct one meeting to gauge reaction to what has
been done to date, then present the findings to the plan-
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TBRPC would also offer modifications of the
city's land development code to the planning commis-
sion and city commission, Smelt said.
City commissioners eventually agreed to retain the
services of TBRPC to finalize the vision process and
review the land development codes, and scheduled a
joint meeting with the city's planning and zoning board
to discuss the process at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30.
The final visioning meeting has been tentatively
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Anna Maria board recommends noise clarification


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Code Enforcement Board recom-
mended changes in the language of two ordinances to
the city commission in hopes that will make enforce-
ment easier.
Board members at their Jan. 13 meeting unani-
mously approved a motion that the commission con-
sider adopting the Manatee County noise ordinance
because it appears easier to enforce than the current city
ordinance.
The board considered recommending a return to
the use of decibel meters as a way of determining noise
levels, but changed its tune after hearing a presentation
by Manatee County Sheriff's Lt. Richard Walker.
Walker said the MCSO used decibel meters from
1987 to 1993 to determine if a violation was taking
place, but was unable to get the state attorney's office



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to prosecute any case because the meters and their op-
erators could not be certified.
Since then, said Walker, MCSO deputies rely on a
warning system. If the problem continues after the first
warning, the deputy gives a written complaint to the
violator that must be signed by the person making the
complaint and that person has to appear in court.
"But the first option is always for the deputy to try
to get the noise down voluntarily with a warning," said
Walker.
Most people now pay a civil fine if a complaint is
issued, Walker said, although some cases have gone to
court and some people have won their case.
Newly elected CEB chairperson Bill Iseman won-
dered if the city should adopt the MCSO system or
keep a noise violation with the code enforcement of-
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difficulty of prosecution using such a device and the
cost. One decibel meter used by the MCSO cost
$5,000, he said.
Committee members also discussed adding a
"quiet time" section to the city's current noise ordi-
nance, but Jim Murray wondered who would define
what "quiet" meant.
After further discussion, Iseman observed that if
the city adopts the county ordinance, it would remove
the problem from code enforcement and give it to the
city's MCSO deputies to handle.
The board unanimously approved a motion to rec-
ommend that the city commission adopt the Manatee
County noise ordinance and accompanying MCSO
practices regarding loud noise violations.
Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon also
brought up the city's nuisance ordinance on tall grass
and weeds.
Presently, there is no restriction on how tall grass
can grow. Rathvon has to tramp through the weeds
until she finds rats, mice, snakes or other vermin before
she can issue a violation.
Most city property owners voluntarily comply with
requests to cut grass and clear property, but Rathvon
just wanted a little more "teeth" in the ordinance.
Board members eventually approved a motion that
the city commission add the phrase "turf grass in ex-
cess of 12 inches in average height" to that section of
the nuisance ordinance concerning what constitutes a
violation.
Prior to the meeting, chairperson Duke Miller and
vice-chairperson Luanne Collins had resigned from the
board. Replacing them were alternates Dan
Schmitzerele and Jim Murray.
Iseman was elected chairperson while Gordon
Atkinson was voted vice chairperson.
The next board meeting was scheduled for 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 3. Rathvon said she will have several
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By Jim Hanson
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The move to push long-line commercial grouper
fishermen 80 miles offshore is "no longer an option"
for reducing the landings of the Gulf of Mexico deli-
cacy, Karen Bell said.
Back from a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fish-
ery Management Council in San Antonio, she said the
original proposal had been held to be "too Draconian"
by the federal government and by the council.
It would have cut landings by 45 percent to restore
the fishery, which was thought to be in trouble. One of
the ways to effect such reductions would have meant
long-liners would be sent farther offshore, where, Bell
noted, grouper don't thrive.
But it came out that the council's scientists-were re-
acting to fishery data from a 1996 study and had not
considered a 1999-2000 study.
With the later information in hand, the council's
stock assessment panel decided the fishery is in much
better shape than it had thought and didn't need such
drastic controls to keep it healthy.
"The council wants more like a 10 percent decrease
in landings," Bell said. She regards that as more real-
istic, and she would know she has spent much of her
young life in the fishing business, helping her family
operate A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez. She is one of two
commercial fishing representatives on the council, and
one who fought fiercely against the 45 percent reduc-
tion.
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Tickets said going fast for Sweet Adelines


Tickets are being sold rapidly for the Magic of Mana-
tee Sweet Adelines chorus show on Feb. 1 at Neel Audi-
torium.
Two performances are scheduled for that Saturday,
2 and 7 p.m. The auditorium is at 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton, on the Manatee Community College cam-
pus.
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Feb. 1. Details may be obtained by calling 794-6252.


Obituaries


Lucy Faye Cox
Lucy Faye Cox, 88, of Bradenton Beach, died Jan. 16.
Born in Meigs County, Tenn., Mrs. Cox came to
Manatee County from Maryville, Tenn., in 1963. She
was a Realtor and owner and operator of rental apart-
ments in Bradenton Beach. She worked at the Mana-
tee County Courthouse. She was a member of Harvey
Memorial Community Church, Bradenton Beach.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial services will
be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Griffith-Cline.
She is survived by son W.C. Helton of Maryville;
nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Ben F. Gunnell
Ben F. Gunnell. 79, of Holmes Beach. died Jan. 18.
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to Manatee County from Oxford, Ark., in 1998. He was
a retired restaurant owner. He served in the U.S. Army,
87th Mountain Infantry, 10th Mountain Division, dur-
ing World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple
Heart. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1223,
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24 and Fra-
ternal Order of Eagles 3137. He was Protestant.
Memorial services were Jan. 21. Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Cortez Road Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by daughter Sally Owen of Holmes
Beach; son Ben F. Jr. of Tampa; sisters Addie Mont-
gomery of Stuttgart, Ark., and Katherine Robinson of
Montague, Mich.; brother John of Dewitt, Ark.; six
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Memorial contributions may be made to T. Wistar
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Spring computer courses begin at AME


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
A selection of Manatee Technical Institute's adult
computer courses will be taught at the Kronus Commu-
nity Technology Center at Anna Maria Elementary
School beginning next week.
Classes range in skill levels from beginner to inter-
mediate and cost $53 to $67. There is also a $7 lab fee
for all classes held at the Island school and textbooks,
if required, are not included.
If you are new to the Internet, take Internet Ba-


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
City officials and private citizens working to ob-
tain a Florida Communities Trust grant for the pres-
ervation of the Belle Haven cottage were told "don't
give up" by Manatee County Grants Coordinator
Maggie Marr at a Jan. 16 meeting to discuss a future
grant application.
The 2002 grant application for Belle Haven
funding was rejected by the FCT committee approv-
ing applications, but those same officials subse-
quently said a Belle Haven grant application would
be favorably received in 2003.
Marr told the group to prepare a preservation
plan to accompany the grant application and decide


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The grant application must also include what is
so special about Belle Haven and establish an his-
torical date to coincide with refurbishment.
In other words, if the committee agrees Belle Ha-
ven should be refurbished to look like it was in 1913
when it was a ship's store at the end of the city pier,
they should say so in the grant application and give an
estimate of costs to restore the building to its 1913 look.
Marr said the grant application should state what
the building will be used for, such as a museum, and
what is the history of the structure, and what is the
estimated cost to renovate the building to look as it
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usually limited to 10 persons. Registration forms are
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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 22, 2003 U PAGE 19


Planning commission
recommends procedures
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission unani-
mously agreed to recommend an ordinance to make
the approval of site plans more consistent.
The ordinance was drafted by City Attorney
Patricia Petruff at the request of Holmes Beach city
commissioners.
The ordinance simply states that if a site plan is
not signed by the mayor within 10 business days of
its approval by the city commission, then the signa-
ture of the commission chairperson will suffice.
The ordinance will be forwarded to the city com-
mission for final consideration.

Town of Longboat Key
gets turtle award
Longboat Key Turtle Watch has given its annual
award for "exemplary contributions to the 2002
turtle season" to the town of Longboat Key.
The award was presented at a town commission
workshop by Gillian Busard, who holds the state
permit for sea turtle preservation on the key and is
president of Turtle Watch there.
Mentioned as factors in selecting the town for
honors were sponsorship of beach furniture tags, en-
forcement of lighting codes, sea grape planting to
diminish automobile lights, general air or coopera-
tion with residents and volunteers, educational ef-
forts, holding firm in controversies.
The award originated in 2001 and the winner
then was Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant.

Quilt tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale now for the benefit raffle of the
Tour of Homes quilt, handcrafted by the Eyeland
Needlers. Tickets are being sold for $1 each by the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
Committee member Penny Reinholz said that start-


A 'stitch in time'
Ken Jackson, owner of Green Real Estate and sponsor of the "Scenes of Paradise" quilt, was beaming with
pride at the colorful quilt custom-designed and handmade to reflect Island scenes by the Eyeland Needlers,
including Penny Reinholz, right. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


ing Feb. 6, quilt chances will be sold at Publix in
Holmes Beach on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am
to 4pm.
The quilt, which is on display during January at the
Island Branch Library, is titled "Scenes From Para-
dise." It features a panel depicting the clock tower in
Bradenton Beach, the steeple of the Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria, and the former


Duffy's Tavern location in Holmes Beach, plus Island-
style homes, flip-flops, and a turtle nest on the beach.
The quilt project is sponsored this year by Green
Real Estate of Anna Maria.
Tour of Homes fundraiser will be March 8 and tick-
ets will be sold the day of the event at the tour "bou-
tique." Further information may be obtained by calling
the Center at 778-1908.


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Southeastern Guide Dogs provides service to mankind


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Dogs are commonly considered "man's best
friend," but some dogs go beyond the call of duty.
Whether providing guidance, companionship or
law enforcement, the canines raised at Southeastern
Guide Dogs Inc. in Palmetto provide an immeasurable
service to mankind.
Southeastern Guide Dogs is one of only 10 recog-
nized guide-dog schools in the United States and the
only one located in the southeast. In more than 20 years
of service, Southeastern has matched more than 1,700
guide dog teams.
A nonprofit organization, Southeastern is sup-
ported entirely by contributions from individuals, foun-
dations and service groups. The organization supplies
a dog, equipment and instruction free of charge to those
in need.
Southeastern breeds several types of dogs at its facili-
ties, including Labrador and golden retrievers, German
and Australian shepherds, and smooth coat collies.
Diane Broda of Bradenton welcomed one of
Southeastern's breeding dogs, Pete, into her home per-
manently.
Pete belongs to Southeastern Guide Dogs but lives
fulltime with Broda. She keeps Pete fit and brings him
to the Palmetto campus when a suitable female match
has been found for breeding.
Pete is already 4 years old and can breed until he
is 9. After he retires, he will remain with Broda.
She said Pete didn't meet the requirements to be-
come a guide dog for the sight impaired but has become
a good companion for her.
"My lifestyle has definitely improved," Broda said.
"Our frequent walks keep us both in good health and
if I want to take a nap, he'll just lay next to me. He's
patient, friendly and makes me laugh."
In July, Pete fathered his first family of seven pup-
pies, all of which were raised by a family in Texas and
accepted into Southeastern's guide dog training pro-
gram.
Puppy raisers play a big role in the scheme of
things. After Southeastern breeds a litter of puppies,
they are placed with a puppy-raising family.
Like Broda, these families are volunteers, although
the puppy raiser's time with the dogs is limited.
Puppy raisers socialize, housebreak and raise
Southeastern's dogs for a year and then return them to
the Palmetto campus.
Mike Sergeant, executive director of Southeastern
Guide Dogs, says that the raisers devote a "tremendous
time commitment" to their program and there is cur-
rently a six-month wait to be a puppy raiser.
Southeastern places its puppies with raisers in eight
different states, as far north as Virginia and throughout
Texas.
According to Sergeant, the difficult part of being
a puppy raiser is the emotional ties that develop, yet at


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Broda and Pete
Diane Broda spoke to the Anna Maria Garden Club members about her service dog
Guide Dogs in Palmetto where she volunteers. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


the same time it's rewarding when a dog is fit to be a
service or guide dog.
A combination of selective breeding, conditioning
and specialized training makes a successful guide dog.
Physically, the dog must be healthy, of good working
size, and easily maintained. Temperamentally, a guide
must show a willingness to work, be confident, non-
aggressive and adaptable to change, among other traits.
Dogs that don't meet the requirements to be a
guide dog can be placed into Southeastern's "Gifted
Canines" program, which began in July 2002.
Dogs in the gifted canine program are trained and
placed with law enforcement agencies.
"When a dog is trained and loved properly, it will
give back 100 times over to an individual or agency,"
Sergeant said.
"That's absolutely right," agrees Kurt Lathrop,
deputy fire marshal/arson investigator with the West
Manatee Fire & Rescue District. "The quality of the
dogs, the way they are cared for and socialized, gives
them good personalities. We see a difference in the
dogs we select from this facility. It's an attribute to
what these people do. Everyone plays a role."
So far, nine dogs from Southeastern have been se-
lected and sent to Maine Specialty Dogs to train for


Special presentation
Kurt Lathrop of the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District presented Rick Holden, director of training and
Chuck Helms, training section manager, both of Southeastern Guide Dogs, with a check for $1,200 on behalf
of Maine Specialty Dogs. The facility for guide dogs in Palmetto provided Maine Specialty Dogs with four
dogs suitable for law enforcement work.


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Michaelia Norris and Karin Watson of the Southeastern
Guide Dogs stand by Bill Johnson and his companion
dog Malcolm. Johnson is the first recipient of a com-
panion dog from Southeastern Guide Dogs.

arson and law enforcement work.
Lathrop said that since the events of Sept. 11, the
demand for law enforcement dogs has been on the rise.
He said they used to get an average of five requests per
month and now they get roughly 15 calls per month.
"When the economy goes down, arson goes up,"
Lathrop said. "Insurance fraud is the biggest reason for
arson."
Lathrop pointed out that arson is hard to prove, but
nothing gets past an arson dog's nose.
"You can say all you want, but you're not going to
beat the dog," he said. "The nose knows and there are
many times when [his arson dog] Penny saved my butt.
Trust the dog."
Law enforcement agencies and the sight impaired
are not the only ones putting their trust into
Souteastern's dogs.
The organization has begun yet another program to
offer a service to the community. This program offers
companionship and help for people with disabilities.
The first companion dog was given to Bill Johnson
in December. Malcolm helps Johnson retrieve items
and provides companionship.
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"Life changes when you have an accident,"
Johnson said. "I live alone and in the few short weeks
I've had Malcolm, he's fulfilled a lot in my life."
Johnson said that Malcolm helps him "break the ice"
in social settings and has fast become his best friend.
"He has a great personality and he's learning
quickly," Johnson said of Malcolm. "He wants to be
loved and he gives back even more. They do a great job
here and I'm very thankful for them, but they can't
have Malcolm back."
Maine Specialty Dogs recently donated $1,200 to


Southeastern for the dogs it has received and plans to
contribute another $2,500 in the near future.
Southeastern has several fundraising events com-
ing up, including a walk-a-thon in March. Broda said
she aims to raise enough money to name one of the
newborn puppies. Last year, she was able to name a
puppy Pete Junior.
Southeastern tries to keep all its volunteers in-
formed on the achievements of the dogs they have bred
or raised.
Broda said she gets updates on Pete Junior's activi-
ties from the family rearing him, and Sergeant said the
organization sends updates to the puppy raisers on the
achievements made by the dogs if they wish.
Sergeant admitted that it used to be nerve-wrack-


THE ISLANDER U JAN. 22, 2003 U PAGE 21
ing for the raisers waiting to find out if the dog they fos-
tered met the dog guide requirements.
"It used to be disappointing when a dog didn't
make it into the program," he said.
Now, however, Southeastern's dogs are no longer
limited. They can serve the community by breeding,
working in law enforcement, as guide dogs and as com-
panions.
"We recognize our obligation to the community
and we believe in our hearts that this is a way to give
back," said Sergeant.
For more information on the variety of volunteer
opportunities, special events or to make a contribution,
visit Southeastern's Web site at www.guidedogs.org,
or call 729-5665.


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Island Biz


Moore's Stone crabs staying put
Alan Moore of Moore's Stonecrab Restaurant at
800 Broadway St. on Longboat Key isn't going any-
where, said owner Alan Moore.
"We're not sold and we're not building condos
here. We're not going anywhere, we're just serving up
great stone crabs," said Alan.
The "rumor" apparently started over Alan's volun-
teer efforts to help with a mixed-use zoning district on
Longboat Key.
"So people were calling me up asking me when we
were closing. I thought I'd better dispel those rumors
pretty quick," he said.
Located on the bayfront on Broadway Street,
which is about one-quarter mile east of the Whitney
Beach Shopping Plaza, Moore's specialty is, naturally,
stone crabs.
"It's been a good season and the stone crabs are
still great," he said. "We have other seafoods, but stone
crabs are the house specialty."
The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
daily. For more information, call Alan at 383-1748.

Tops at Wedebrock
Gail Tutewiler has been named the top listing and
sales agent for 2002 for Wedebrock Real Estate's
Holmes Beach office in the
Anna Maria Shopping Cen-
tre.
Although she's only
Beo Ibeen in real estate sales for
two years, Gail's back-
ground in international sales
and business helped her
gain the top spot.
"I just like working
Tutewiler with our clients and helping
them find the right home,"
said Gail.
"Before I got into real estate, everyone told me I
should sell real estate, so I did and they were right," she
said with a laugh.


Indeed, with more than $4.5 million in sales last
year, primarily in the condominium market, Gail seems
to have proven the prophets right.
"It's a lot of fun and I enjoy what I do. I enjoy
working and living on the Island. It's such a great place
and I like meeting new people and helping them," she
said.
Gail and her husband have been coming to Anna
Maria Island since 1990 and now live in Holmes
Beach.
Wedebrock Real Estate has three area offices, in-
cluding two on Longboat Key in addition to the
Holmes Beach office.
To reach Gall, call 778-6665.

Island real estate sales
213 81st St., Holmes Beach, 1 Beachwalk
Townhomes, a 2,030 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo
built in 2002, was sold 11/26/02, 81st St Dev. Co. LLC
to Wilkes, for $461,724; list $434,900.
215 Elm, Anna Maria, a 1,776 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/
2car home built in 2002 on a 79x1 10 lot, was sold 11/
25/02, Loudermilk to Bazzone, for $520,000; list
$529,000.
501 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 960 sfla 3bed/
lbath/2car home built in 1961 on a 52x100 lot, was
sold 11/25/02, Hurst to Newnham, for $410,000; list
$469,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 44 North
Beach Village 3, a 1,536 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car condo
built in 1991, was sold 11/25/02, Arbanas to Dolan, for
$420,000.
6405 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,424 sfla duplex
built in 1955 on a 66x 100 lot, was sold 11/26/02, Mar-
tin to Gallo, for $266,900.
909 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a bayfront 1,388
sfla 2bed/l bath car home built in 1959 on a 50x 125
lot, was sold 11/27/02. Brown & DePass to DePass &
DePass, for $800,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate'
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Joseph Tunnell was winner No. 3 in the Time Saver
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 5, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf Resort,
theft. A cleaning lady was arrested for stealing money
from a room she was cleaning, according to the report.
Jan. 9, 2900 block of Gulf Drive N., traffic arrest.
A man was arrested for driving with a suspended li-
cense.
Jan. 10, 300 block of Gulf Drive N., burglary ar-
rest. A man was arrested after officers witnessed him
enter a parked vehicle, search through it and walk
away. According to the report, the vehicle did not be-
long to the suspect and the owner verified that the man
did not have permission to enter the vehicle.
Jan. 11, 2400 Gulf Drive N., traffic arrest. A man
was arrested on a DUI warrant out of Pinellas County
after officers stopped him on a traffic violation.

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According to the report, officers were asked to Baker
Act a woman whose mental illness was reportedly be-
coming unmanageable.
Jan. 11, 6600 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, a man's van was broken into but
nothing was reported missing.
Jan. 12, 7200 block of Palm Drive, DUI. Richard
Schluederberg, 69, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for
driving under the influence of alcohol after, according
to the report, he drove through a stop sign and crashed
his car.
Jan. 13, 3805 East Bay Drive, Sunbow Bay, theft.
A man reported his Lincoln Towncar stolen. Officers
found his vehicle in the 6600 block of Manatee Avenue
and numerous items were reported missing, according
to the report.
Jan. 15, 300 block of 64th St., theft. A woman re-
ported her Jeep stolen from her carport. According to
the report, the woman had both sets of keys to the ve-
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Wednesday, Jan. 22
8 to 9:30 a.m. Drug awareness training seminar
for business owners sponsored by the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce at the Radisson Lido Beach
Resort, 700 Ben Franklin Drive, Longboat Key. Infor-
mation: 387-9519. Fee applies.
8:30 a.m. "Search No More" breakfast for single
seniors at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4181.
3p.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 presen-
tation by Mark Alderson of the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 708-6130.

Thursday, Jan. 23
3p.m. "A Challenge in Jewish Living Creating
Your Own Mitzvah Law" with Rabbi Peter Kasdan at
Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat
Key. Information: 383-3428.
6 to 8 p.m. Preview reception for "Treasures:
Silver and the Age of Opulence" at the South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
746-4131. Fee applies.
7p.m. Bingo at Annie Silvers Community Cen-
ter, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
778-1915.

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8p.m. "350 Years of Judaism in America" pre-
sented by historian/editor Dr. Gary P. Zola at Temple
Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Infor-
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Saturday, Jan. 25
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hazardous waste collection at
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: Manatee County Utilities Opera-
tion Department, 795-3423.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book sale at Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
10 a.m. to 5p.m.- Manatee River Orchid Society
show and sale at the Manatee Civic Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
6 p.m. Polish dinner dance at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
8 p.m. "350 Years of Judaism in America" pre-
sented by historian/editor Dr. Gary P. Zola at Temple
Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Infor-
mation: 383-3428.

Sunday, Jan. 26
8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday breakfast at the
American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Manatee River Orchid Society
show and sale at the Manatee Civic Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
2 to 4 p.m. "Stars of Tomorrow" concert by the
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Information: 778-6341.
9 a.m. Widowed persons support group at Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
6 p.m. "Fish Bioacustics: A Response to Dave
Barry" by Arthur Popper at Mote Marine Laboratory,
Martin-Selby Science Education Center, 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Fee applies.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Imagine Manatee" visioning
workshop at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 749-3070.
7p.m. Clean energy activist network meeting at
the Selby Public Library, 1331 First Street, Sarasota.
Information: 383-9433.

Tuesday, Jan. 28
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer available at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. By appointment: 749-3030.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "The Natural Way" with
Raynera at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Jan. 29
7:15 to 11 a.m. Blood drive at Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
8:30 a.m. "Search No More" breakfast for single
seniors at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4181.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
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Calendar
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Ongoing:
"Natural Florida: Paintings from the George Percy
and Debbie Geiger Collection" at the South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Janu-
ary. 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, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, through Jan. 26. Information: 778-
5755. Fee applies.
Group show for B.H. Erschel, Itallo Botti, Robert
Mendoze, the Russian plein air painters and Michael
Schuessler at Wallace Fine Art, 5360 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Suite 108, Longboat Key, through Feb. 11. In-
formation: 387-0746.
"Treasures: Silver and the Age of Opulence" at
the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton,
through April 27. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:
Anna Maria election forum with The Islander at
Anna Maria City Hall Jan. 30.
AARP course for senior drivers at the Island
Branch Library Jan. 30 and 31.
"Winter Wonderland Antiques on the Beach" at
St. Bernard Catholic Church Jan. 30 to Feb. 1.
Beethoven concert at Neel Auditorium Jan. 31.
Photography workshop at the BridgeWalk resort
Jan. 31.
Opening reception for Anne Abgott at Longboat
Key Center for the Arts Jan. 31.
Marine art class at Mote Marine Laboratory Jan. 31.
Sweet Adelines show at Neel Auditorium Feb. 1.


What grows in yonder garden?
The newest addition to the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park makes the garden more educational. Plant signs
with the scientific and common names, plus information about whether the plant is a host plant or a nectar
plant, and if a host plant what butterfly uses the plant were installed in the garden. Over the weekend about
100 new plants were planted in the garden. Garden Chairman Nancy Ambrose said people may think she's
"nuts" when they see some of the plants which are nothing more than little sticks. Ambrose purchased them
from a specialty nursery in Hudson, Fla., called Environmental Equities. Since Hudson is two hours north of
us, most of their plants were dormant. The new signs and the plants were made possible by a matching grant
from Manatee County.


American Association of University Women's
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Kudos to FISH, rockets to red tide, turtle busts


We'll do a grab bag of goodies in this installment
of "Sandscript," giving me a chance to clear my desk
of all the tidbits that have collected in the past few
months.

FISH honored
The Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage in
Cortez has received a national honor from "Coastal
Living" magazine for its purchase of 95 acres of wet-
lands just east of the historic fishing village.
FISH received a Sea and Shore Preservation award
from the magazine for the land purchase. The property
will be kept in its pristine state and serve as a buffer
from development for the village.
The 95-acre site was placed up for sale, and villag-
ers feared it would be snapped up by developers and
turned into condos which could overrun Cortez.
According to the magazine, "'We were sitting at
this meeting over at the firehouse,' says Karen Bell,
FISH treasurer, 'and Linda Molto looked at me and
said, "We should just buy it."
"Yeah, right. Did they not know the going price for
waterfront land?
"'Well, we're a little crazy,' Karen says cheer-
fully."
Of course, it all worked out. Property owner Louise
Schewe cut FISH a sweetheart deal of $250,000 for the
land and even agreed to finance it in four payments
over three years. Donations started to come in and, with
the proceeds of the ever-growing Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival, the land buy of the FISH Preserve ap-
pears assured.
As "Coastal Living" put it, "So a precious bit of
natural Florida survives. Thanks to a few crazy
people."
By the way, this year's FISH-sponsored Cortez
Fishing Festival is Feb. 15-16 throughout most of the
village. And it's a wild, crazy and fun festival that
shouldn't be missed.

Turtle bust
We've all been told over and over to leave sea
turtles alone. A Tampa environmental attorney has
learned that lesson the hard way he's been charged
with killing or wounding a threatened species and
could face a $5,000 fine and five years in jail.
The guy was visiting down on Little Gasparilla
Island in Charlotte County last July when he saw a log-
- gerhead sea turtle nest that he figured was about to
hatch. In fact, some of the little hatchlings were already
starting their scamper up through the sand and down
the beach to the Gulf of Mexico.
He said he was just helping the little turtles get to
the water by carrying them there. Birds were darting
around looking for a little turtle snack, he said, and he
wanted to protect the reptiles.
Turtle volunteers and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission disagreed, and said the guy
not only dug out the nest but also cracked some of the
eggs open to let the turtles out.
, Turtle biologists have agreed that turtles can dig
their way out of a nest just fine by themselves, and can
get out of their shells by themselves, too. Some re-
searchers believe the time the turtles spend in the sand
waiting for their tardy brothers and sisters allows them
to imprint the beach with their tracks and return
years later.
Female sea turtles generally return to the beach of
their birth to lay eggs once they reach maturity.
Anyway, the guy was charged by FWC officials,
and he promises to "vigorously" fight the charges.
The moral of the story: just leave Mother Nature
- and all of her critters alone or face the consequences.

Red tide rocket
Researchers have a new weapon in their fight


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against red tide a bright yellow torpedo.
Before you start thinking that biologists are plan-
ning to bomb the toxic microorganism into oblivion, it
should be mentioned that the torpedo is actually a
guided-by-remote-control drone that "sniffs" out red
tide at depths as much as 650 feet.
Mote Marine Laboratory scientists predict the glid-
ers will provide a better early warning system in detect-
ing red tide organisms that beats the current sampling
methods. The drones can cover about 10 square miles
of the Gulf of Mexico a day, and can operate for up to
30 days on one battery charge.
Apparently the devices, about six feet in length, are
guided by a GPS system programmed by Mote. The
drones will run a grid pattern in the Gulf and, when red
tide is detected by its sensing equipment, a signal will
be sent to Mote with tentative intensity and location.
Researchers will then go to the spot by boat and con-
duct more extensive sampling.
Pretty high tech, huh?
Red tide, Karenia brevis, is a naturally occurring
algae that is found throughout the world's oceans. It is
usually found in low concentrations but, mysteriously,
will bloom at times. In high enough intensities, the
water will turn red as a result of the bloom.
High enough levels will cause fish kills, and an
"aerosol" from red tide will waft off the water, causing
scratchy throats and coughing in humans. Bivalve
shellfish, particularly oysters, clams and coquinas, ac-
cumulate so much toxin they become toxic to humans.
Red tide research has been sparked in the past few
years by Solutions To Avoid Red Tide. Formed by
Gen. Jim Patterson, Longboat Key town commissioner,
the not-for-profit group has been able to convince gov-
ernment officials of the economic impact red tide can
have to an area.
Who wants to vacation in a beachfront resort that
has a shore covered with dead fish, and air so stinky
that you can't breathe?
Red tide blooms have been documented in the Gulf
since the mid-1800s. A particularly bad bloom oc-
curred in 1947. Another 18-month-long bloom lingered
off Southwest Florida in 1995-96.
By the way, there is a Web site hosted by the
Florida Marine Research Institute in St. Petersburg that
offers pretty much up-to-the-minute information on red
tide. Currently, the only red tide in our area is off Mul-
let Key, where the samplings indicate it is "present" but
at low enough intensities to have no impact to anyone.
The Web site may be found at
www.floridamarine.org, by the way.
The new gliders will be tested by Mote scientists
for the next few months before deployment. The drones
were developed by Massachusetts-based Webb Re-
search and cost about $80,000.

Manatee listing stall
Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission are advocating a postponement


Bird sanctuary starts
Admission fees are being charged at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary for the first time in the
facility's 22 years.
The fees are $6 for adults, $2 for children 4-17.
members admitted on presentation of their cards.
Until now the sanctuary has been supported
entirely by donations, which have come from
people in every state and 25 foreign countries, said
Sherry Sargeant, director of marketing.
Costs currently are about $1 million a year, she
said, and admission fees will augment the donations
to meet any deficits.
She pointed out that for its 22 years the sanc-
tuary has provided a wildlife rescue service at no


on the re-listing of manatees from "endangered" to
"threatened." The matter was scheduled to be ad-
dressed at the Jan. 22-24 meeting in Fort Myers.
Making a decision now, according to FWC Execu-
tive Director Kenneth Haddad, "would further polarize
the public at a time when various factions are arguing
and litigating to increase or decrease manatee protec-
tion efforts."
There also appears to be some dispute between the
reviewers of the manatee biological status review docu-
ment as to the findings presented, and other concerned
parties haven't had time to fully digest the document
- no surprise there, since it's only 151 pages and came
out around the first of the year.
FWC staff had decided there was merit in chang-
ing the classification of Florida's sea cows from "en-
dangered" to "threatened" under a set of five guide-
lines.
"Regardless of the listing category, manatee pro-
tection efforts are based on a management plan that is
rooted in the species' needs," according to the FWC.
"Protection efforts will not change automatically if the
species' classification changes or even if it were re-
moved from the imperiled species list altogether."
No new date for consideration of the matter has
been given.

Manatee counts
The annual aerial census of manatees has been
completed, and the numbers are in: 1,166 manatee on
the Gulf side of the state, 1,695 along the Atlantic
coast, to total 2,861, the second highest count since the
survey began in 1991.
Eighteen teams, 14 in the air and four on the
ground from 11 agencies participated in the Jan. 9 sur-
vey.
To bring it into perspective, here are the years and
counts since 1991. There were no counts in 1993 and
1994.
1991 1,465
1992 1,856
1993 -
1994 -
1995 1,822
1996 2,639
1997 2,229
1998 2,022
1999 2,353
2000 2,223
2001 3,276
2002 1,796
2003 2,861
Why, you may ask, do the numbers bounce around
so much? It's a factor of the sampling. The day they did
the census in 2001 was a great day for counting sea
cows. The next year was a lousy (weather) day, and
researchers obviously missed a bunch of the critters
since it isn't reasonable to assume that 1,400 or so
manatees died in one year.
One manatee researcher told me years ago that
you've really got to take a five-year average, at least,
for an accurate census of sea cows and it probably
makes sense to throw out the abnormality years as
well.

Sandscript factoid
Florida is one of the two top sea turtle nesting
grounds in the world. The other site is Oman in the
Middle East.


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charge "and will continue to do so." Rescue trucks
are on the road seven days a week, staffed by vol-
unteers. The wildlife hospital there treats up to
7,000 animals a year.
"Most people think we just rescue birds," she
said, "but we also rescue deer, raccoons, opos-
sums, bats, foxes, bobcats, rabbits, turtles, igua-
nas, frogs as well as all the birds.
"The heart of our mission is to rescue animals,
rehabilitate them back to health and wellness, and
release them into their natural habitats."
The complex is on City Island off the south
ramp of the New Pass Bridge to Longboat Key.
The phone number there is 388-4444.





THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 22, 2003 M PAGE 27


Despite the cold, sheepies still coming on strong


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Weather is still keeping most fishers close to the
docks, but on the trips that are happening there are good
reports of sheepshead and small trout in the backwater
and snapper and grouper in the Gulf.
We'll be running another fishing class at 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 at the Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration is $25 and,
since the seating is limited, it would be a good idea to
reserve your seat at The Islander by calling 778-7978.
Helping me again this year will be Capt. Rick Gross
and Capt. Thom Smith, and we'll give you all the de-
tails on how you can get a great catch in our local wa-
ters.
Proceeds will go to the school, and admission is
free for fishers under the age of 12 accompanied by an
adult.
And all participants will get a free Islander T-shirt
and a bunch of lures too boot. What a deal!
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
sheepshead are the best bet for backwater fishers, with
the convict fish lurking around almost all of the piers
and dock. Longboat Pass is the place for bluefish and
pompano, he added, and offshore fishing for keeper-
size grouper is a good bet in about 50 feet of water,
with cut bait working as well as any live bait.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catching
plenty of sheepshead up to 5 pounds, a few redfish here
and there, and he's hearing good reports of pompano
in the middle grounds of Sarasota Bay.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said they're doing well
with trout, plus redfish, sheepshead and permit.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said it's been too rough to get offshore last
week, but on the lone trip out he was able to catch red
grouper to 12 pounds, gags to 10 pounds, mangrove
snapper to 4 pounds and amberjack to 30 pounds.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier fishers
are catching a mixed bag of whiting, drum, a few red-
fish and some small bonnethead sharks.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report things
are slow except for sheepies fishers, with shrimp or
sand fleas producing the best results.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Char-
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50-foot-deep range. He's also putting his charters onto
lane and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
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Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
sheepshead it the fish of choice off both the Manatee
Public Beach pier and the Anna Maria Bridge. Custom-
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trout, with it sometimes taking a dozen hookups or so
to get a keeper.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
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inches in length.
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
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Acute Care holds off Titsworth in Division III battle


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Bums Easterling and Chris Callahan each scored
a basket in the fourth quarter to provide the winning
margin for Acute Care in a Jan. 18 Division III basket-
ball battle with Titsworth Construction.
Acute Care jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but a
pair of baskets by Gabe Salter had Titsworth trailing
10-4 at the end of the first quarter.
Ally Titsworth started making her presence felt in
the second quarter with a couple of steals, one of which
she converted into a basket. She passed ahead to Alex



Center basketball

schedule
Instructional Division (ages 5-7)
Jan. 25 noon Young's Landscaping
vs. Sun
Jan. 25 1 p.m. Harry's Continental Kitchens
vs. Galati Marine
Jan. 28 7:15 p.m. Young's Landscape vs.
Harry's Continental Kitchens

Division III (ages 8-9)
Jan. 23 6 p.m. Titsworth Construction
vs. Danziger Allergy & Sinus
Jan. 24 6 p.m. Jessie's Island Store vs.
The Bistros
Jan. 25 4 p.m. Danziger Allergy & Sinus
vs. Acute Care Team
Jan. 25 5 p.m. Bistros vs.
Titsworth Construction
Jan. 27 6 p.m. Danziger Allergy & Sinus vs.
Jessie's Island Store

Division II (ages 10-11)
Jan. 23 7 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs.
Marco Polo
Jan. 24 7 p.m. Air & Energy vs.
Banks Engineering
Jan. 25 6 p.m. Marco Polo vs. Air & Energy
Jan. 25 7 p.m. A-Paradise Realty vs.
Duncan Real Estate

Division I (ages 12-13)
Jan. 23 8 p.m Bryant's Recycled Treasures
vs. Island Pressure Cleaning
Jan. 24 8 p.m. Island Pressure Cleaning vs.
Island Discount Tackle
Jan. 25 2 p.m. Island Discount Tackle vs.
Sign of the Mermaid
Jan. 25 3 p.m. LPAC vs.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures

Premier Division (ages 14-16)
Jan. 25 10 a.m. Anna Maria Glass & Screen
vs. Beach House Restaurant
Jan. 25 11 a.m. Island Real Estate vs.
PAL
Jan. 27 7 p.m. PAL vs.
Anna Maria Glass & Screen
Jan. 27 8 p.m. Island Real Estate vs.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Jan. 28 8 p.m. Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs.
Beach House Restaurant


Thurkettle on the other as Titsworth Construction
pulled to within 10-8.
Points were hard.to come by for both teams in the
third quarter until Ally Titsworth ripped down a re-
bound and pushed quickly up court before throwing a
long pass to Gabe Salter who laid the ball in to tie the
score at 10-10.
Chris Callahan then scored the game-winner when
he fired in a jumper from the foul line early in the
fourth quarter, while Easterling added an insurance
basket on a rebound put back a few minutes later.
Easterling led all scorers with eight points and
seven rebounds, while Callahan added six points for
Acute Care.
Gabe Salter's six points and six rebounds led
Titsworth Construction, which also received two points,
nine rebounds and six steals from Ally Titsworth and two
points and five rebounds from Thurkettle.
In other Division III action...

Bistros 25, Danziger 8
Joey Hutchinson jump-started the Bistros offense
with three three-pointers in the first quarter of the Jan.
18 contest and finished with a game-high 11 points in
their 25-8 victory. Emma Barlow and Ashley Warning
added six points apiece, while Hailey Dearlove finished
with two points to complete the Bistros scoring.
Tommy Price had two three-point baskets to go
along with his team-high eight points in the loss.

Jessie's 10, Titsworth 6
Six points from Martine Miller and four points from
Alex Burgess propelled Jessie's Island Store to victory on
Friday, Jan. 17, over Titsworth Construction.
Alex Thurkettle's four points led Titsworth Con-
struction, which also received two points from Ally
Titsworth in the loss.

Bistros 20, Acute Care 14
Joey Hutchinson exploded for 18 points on Thurs-
day, Jan. 16, to lead the Bistros past Acute Care Team.
Emma Barlow added two points to the Bistros victory.
Chris Callahan led Acute Care with 12 points,
while teammate Geeza Lott added two points.

Jessie's 18, Danziger 15
Martine Miller scored 14 points and Blake Wilson
added four as Jessie's Island Store earned a three-point
victory on Monday, Jan. 13, over Danziger Allergy &
Sinus.
Danziger's Tommy Price scored 15 points to lead
all scorers in the loss.

Division II (ages 10-11):
Air & Energy 35, A-Paradise 20
Air & Energy rode a balanced scoring attack led by
13 points from Garret Secor to record a Friday, Jan. 17,
victory over A-Paradise Realty. Breann Richardson
added six points, while Justin Dearlove, Margaret Saw-
yer, Ben Valdivieso and Molly Wolfe each scored four
points in the victory.
Jordan Sebastiano nailed three three-pointers to fin-
ish with a team-high nine points, while Justin Anton
scored five points and Amanda White finished with four.


Banks 22, Duncan 18
Broderick West scored 10 points and Miles
Hostetler had eight points in Banks Engineering's four-
point victory on Friday, Jan. 17, over Duncan Real
Estate. Kevin Callahan and C.J. Johnson completed the
scoring for Banks Engineering with two points each.
Celia Ware's nine points, including one three-
pointer led Duncan Real Estate, which also received
five points from Samantha Samuels and two points
from Nash Thompson.

Marco Polo Pizza 37, Banks Engineering 19
Dylan Mullen scored 20 points to lead Marco Polo
past Banks Engineering on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Whitney Bauer chipped in with eight points while Ryan
Guerin added three points for Marco Polo which also
received two points apiece from Gabby Pace, Justin
Dimiceli and Terra Cole.
Broderick West led Banks Engineering with 13
points, including one three-pointer while Miles
Hostetler added six points.

Division I (ages 12-13):
LPAC 62, Island Discount Tackle 56
To say that Larry Pearson Air Conditioning's Chad
Richardson "was feeling it" would grossly understate
his performance during LPAC's 62-56 win over Island
Discount Tackle Saturday, Jan. 18.
Richardson was throwing up three-pointers from ev-
ery possible angle and slashing to the basket with reckless
abandon to finish with 39 points, including five three-
pointers. This comes on the heels of a 30-point scoring
outburst against Island Pressure Cleaning on Thursday.
The difference this time is that LPAC won, getting 14
points from Connor Bystrom and six points from Nick
Smith. Jarrod McKenzie added two points, while Eric
Distelhurst made one free throw to finish with one point.

Mermaid 39, Pressure Cleaning 24
Matt McDonough scored 19 points and Pat Cole
scored 1 1 points as Sign of the Mermaid dominated the
low post during its 39-24 victory over Island Pressure
Cleaning Saturday, Jan. 18. Tyler Schneerer added six
points down the stretch to help close out the victory,
while Andrew Burgess scored four points and Kevin
Kirn added three.
Spencer Carper's eight points and six points from
Shane Pelkey led the Pressure Cleaners, which also
received five points from Matthew Skaggs and four
points from Tanner Pelkey.

Pressure Cleaning 52, LPAC 45
Chad Richardson scored 21 of his game-high 30
points to rally Larry Pearson Air Conditioning from a
10-point deficit, but Island Pressure Cleaning prevailed
behind double-figure scoring efforts from three play-
ers in its Jan. 16 victory.
Spencer Carper's 17 points led the Pressure Wash-
ers, which also received 15 points from Matthew
Skaggs and 13 points from David Tyson. Tanner
Pelkey chipped in with six points, while Harrison
Skaggs made one free throw to finish with one point.
Connor Bystrom supported Richardson with nine
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28


points, while Jarrod McKenzie scored four points and
Eric Distelhurst had two.

Discount Tackle 46, Bryant's Treasures 44
Steve Faasse scored 23 points and Jake Orr scored
15 as Island Discount Tackle edged Bryant's Recycled
Treasures Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Nick Sato chipped in with four points while Jesse
Levine and Mikey Schweitzer each scored two points
to complete the scoring for Island Discount Tackle.
Bryant's was led by Shawn Samuels' 17 points and
13 points from Cody Knight. David Bryant added eight
points for Bryant's, which also received two points
apiece from Carldon Collins, Corey Williamson and
Jordan Graeff.

Mermaid 54, Bryant's Treasures 31
Matt McDonough's 20 points led a balanced scor-
ing attack for Sign of the Mermaid during its Tuesday,
Jan. 14, victory over Bryant's Recycled Treasures.
Andrew Burgess, Pat Cole and Kevin Kim added
eight points apiece to the victory, while Ananda Morano
and Tyler Schneerer each chipped in with four points.
Cody Knight matched McDonough's 20 points to
share game scoring honors, but it wasn't enough for
Bryant's, which also received six points from Shawn
Samuels and five points from David Bryant in the loss.

Premier League (ages 14-16):
Beach House 36, PAL 29
The Beach House Restaurant trailed briefly before
committing to getting the ball inside to Gary Scott, who
finished with a game-high 16 points during its 36-29
victory over Police Athletic League Saturday, Jan. 18.
David Scott and Chris Chawi added seven points
each, while David Buck, Derik Mendez and Mark
Templeton each added two points to the victory.
Corey Freeman led PAL with 10 points, while
Tarvin Martin added seven points and Marquis Murray
had six points. Tavari Ware and Dominic Alexander
added three points apiece in the loss.

A.M. Glass & Screen 57, Island Real Estate 33
Billy Malfese poured in 28 points to lead Anna
Maria Glass & Screen past Island Real Estate Saturday,
Jan. 18. Zach Schield supported Malfese with nine
points, while teammates Phelps Tracy and Bobby Gib-
bons chipped in with eight points apiece.
Matt scored 11 points and Lorenzo Rivera added
nine points to pace Island Real Estate, which also re-
ceived seven points from Tyler Bekkerus and four
points from Anthony Rosas.

IRE 44, A.M. Oyster Bar 41
Island Real Estate received double-figure scoring ef-
forts from three players to help them to a three-point vic-
tory over the Anna Maria Oyster Bar Monday, Jan. 13.
Mike Wallen led the way with 14 points, while
Tyler Bekkerus added 12 and Brian Faasse scored 10
points. Lorenzo Rivera completed the Island Real Es-
tate scoring with eight points.
Clay Orr led the Oyster Bar with 16 points, includ-
ing a trio of three-point baskets. Casey Swartzendruber
chipped in with eight points and Taylor Manning added
five points for the Oyster Bar, which also received four
points apiece from Steve Seaton and Brett Slowey.

Get signed up for Little League
Time to start loosening up the baseball mitt and
warming up the bats. It's almost Little League season.
Registration for the spring 2003 Anna Maria Island
Little League season will be held at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AMI Little League will have a second weekend of
registration the following Friday, Jan. 31, and Satur-
day, Feb. 1 at the same times.
Players must provide an original certified copy of
their birth certificate and proof of residency at registration.
Volunteers for the spring season of AMI Little
League should also attend registration to complete re-
quired forms. Volunteers are needed for numerous
positions, including coaches, scorekeepers, field main-
tenance and many other fun and exciting positions.
AMI Little League operates independently of the
Center with its own board and officers, although the
season's games and most practices are held at the
Center's stadium.


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Titsworth Construction's Gabe Salter shoots for two
of his team-high six points during Division III
basketball action against Acute Care Team.


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Some of the Canada-U.S. tennis action at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson


Burns Easterling scores two of his eight points for
Acute Care Team during Division III basketball
action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.


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JoAnn Driscoll, left, and Jimmie MacSwain tied for first place in the women's tennis rankings. Pictured with
them is Don Moffatt, tournament director. Islander Photos: Bill Poole.


For answers to any questions, attend a registration
session or call 730-6048.

Canada takes top honors in
Island's first U.S.-Canada tourney
The First Annual Anna Maria Island Canada-
United States Tennis Tournament drew 32 participants
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 18
and saw Canada take the win, 324 games to 305.
The U.S. team was led by Capt. H.C. Minix of
North Carolina; the Canadian team by Capt. Vera
McKay of Toronto.
Individual winners were Guerry McNabb taking
first place for the U.S., Ed Caldwell taking second
place, also for the U.S., and Bill Poole taking third
place for Canada.
In the women's division, Jimmie MacSwain for the
U.S. and JoAnn Driscoll of Canada tied for first. There
was a four-way tie for third place between Kay Hibbs
and Kareen Gilbert from the U.S. and Mary Kay
DiPaola and Vera McKay for Canada.
Tournament director was Don Moffatt of Canada.
Bob Sandin of the States was official scorer, and direc-
tor of food, refreshments and entertainment was Gwen
Scott-Moffatt of Canada.
Prizes were provided by Ato's Polynesian restau-
rant and Brian's Sunnyside Up Cafe.


Capt. Vera McKay, left, headed up the Canadian
contingent at the recent tennis tournament, while
Capt. H.C. Minix, right, led the U.S. crew. Pictured
with them is tourney director Don Moffatt. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Bill Poole






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BEDROOM SET: Dresser with mirror, two
nightstands, king headboard, $1,500; six lanai
chairs, white PVC, $20 each; white PVC table, 30-
inches, $80. 778-1690 or e-mail:
ckd.sunplaza@ gmx.net.
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.
FULL-SIZE BED frame, mattress springs, brass
headboard, like new. $500. Call 779-1213. Island
resident.
SEVEN-PIECE coated-metal patio set: Six chairs
with cushions, one 66-by-40-inch glass-top table
$200; Hampton Bay 8,000 BTU air conditioner
$50. Call 761-8714.
25-INCH ZENITH television. Best offer. Call 778-
6871.
NEW PT CRUISER custom-fit cover $70; six-
panel door, 2-by-6.8-ft. $15; miscellaneous oak
frames. Call 778-4550.
SAXOPHONE WANTED. Older, in any condition.
Call 921-9217.
SLING CHAIR $20; sections from old, leaded
glass windows $15 each; 42-inch oak bar with one
stool $65; black sleeper settee with back cushions
and trundle $75. Call 778-3529.
UNISEX SUN BIKE: Brand new six-speed 26-inch
bike with odometer. Ridden only once! New cost
over $250, asking $175. 383-2078.


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FABULOUS FINDS ANTIQUES is under new man-
agement. Now Niki's Antique Mall with seven qual-
ity dealers. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Store
hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30am and starting Feb.
1, Sunday, noon-5pm.
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 newspa-
per located in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. Proceeds benefit the Island Players. For
information call: 779-0202.

KIWANIS FRIENDS: Order fresh-picked Florida
oranges and grapefruit from Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island by calling Rich, 778-0355.
BUTTERFLY GARDEN personalized bricks. Last
chance. Order now. Only $40! Order forms avail-
able at The Islander or call Nancy, 778-5274.
AMI TURTLE WATCH NEEDS four-drawer legal-
size files. Does not matter what condition, as long
as the drawers open and close. Call 778-5638.


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.
MULTI-FAMILY ANNUAL tag sale, Saturday, Jan.
25, 9am-noon. 6300 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach,
held in Shell Point Clubhouse. No early birds.
FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, Jan. 25, 8am-4pm.


Lots of antiques, collectibles, furniture, booKS, dolls,
IL HOUSEBOAT $28,500 or make jewelry, glassware and funky stuff. Nine dealers and
at Web site: geocities.com/ neighbors. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, in park-
seeker or call 778-3526. ing lot of Dolphin Plaza, next to Time Saver.

for saying, "I saw it in The Islander!"


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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A 2BR/2BA, one-car home for
$425,000.
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801 Fern, Anna Maria. A 4BR/
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for $750,000.
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A fourplex mixed-use (two
apartments, two stores) with great
Gulf views for $550,000.
2317 Gulf Drive, Bradenton.
Beach. Triplex with great
Gulfviews for $550,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
- E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970 MLS


SATURDAY JAN. 25, 8am-1pm. Miscellaneous
household items, outdoor furniture and other great
items. 5 Lakeview Place, Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 25, 9am-5pm.
Unit 229, Westbay Cove condo, Manatee Avenue
and East Bay Drive.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 8am. Few antiques,
clothes, dishes, dolls, bears, plant pots, place
mats, napkins, etc. 409 72nd St., Holmes Beach.


CLASSIFIEDS ADS can be found on line at
www.islander.org.


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.
TWO FREE CATS to a good home. Shots up-
dated. Elderly man unable to care for cats any
longer. Call 779-9140 or cell 705-1191.
FREE: BEAUTIFUL female cotton-hair Persian
cat. One and half years old, spayed, shots. Very
affectionate. Cost $400. Tom, 962-0593 or (321)
217-1546.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
Islander.org. And it's FREE!
DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (DARE). Call
Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit our
Web site: www.daretorescue.com.
LOOK for The Islander Classifieds online at:
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MLW


Beautiful Gulf view from this just like new con-
dominium only steps from our wide white
sandy beaches. Turnkey fur-
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shutters, heated pool.
$439,000.
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tile and carpet. Enjoy the beach,
the pool or the tennis court!
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1993 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 80,000 miles,
red, automatic, air conditioning, new top. $3,850.
730-5118.
1990 HONDA ACCORD, automatic transmission,
new front tires, 120,000 miles, loaded. See at
206A 54th St., Holmes Beach. $3,500 or best of-
fer. 360-0618.
1992 HONDA ACCORD LX, white, four door, one
owner, 40,600 miles. Automatic, air conditioner.
Excellent condition. $6,500 or best offer. 792-
7627.
1993 DODGE DYNASTY, four door, all power,
good condition. $2,000. Call 778-8550.
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.
WAVE RUNNERS: One Arctic cat, one Yamaha.
Low usage, like new. $1,850 each. Single or
double trailer available. 730-5118.
FOR SALE: The cute red boat at Catcher's Ma-
rina. 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.
1997 21-FT. SEA CAT: Twin 90hp Evinrudes T-
top, GPS, VHF, Furuno depth finder, live well.
$24,995. 778-0843.


MOORING WHIPS: holds up to 2,500-lbs., $199.
Call 792-4254.
CLASSIC wooden gaff rig yawl, 13-foot beautiful
eye-catcher, excellent condition, trailer. $2,800 or
best offer. 383-6186.
PINTAIL: 14-foot lively sailer in light air, excellent
condition, two sails, cover and trailer. Seats four.
$850 or best offer. 383-6186.
PADDLE BOAT: Five passenger with canopy
$250. Call 778-1589.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income. $28,500 or make
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child
or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or
child. Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Seventh-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9803.


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


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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 bank-
ing experience a plus. Fax resume to 778-7071.
MOTEL SEEKS EXPERIENCED housekeeper for
weekdays and weekends. Transportation neces-
sary. Call 778-1010.
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.
COOKS, SERVER, bus person with experience
only. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
383-0013.
ATHLETIC ASSISTANT needed at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, a safe and drug-free
work place, 407 Magnolia Avenue. Flexible days,
part-time hours: 4:30-9pm, half-day on Saturday,
some Sundays. Must be dependable, sports-
minded and a team player in a positive environ-
ment. Salary: $7.50-$8.50/hour. Call Sandee at
778-1908.
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 Li-'
brary. Three-six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
LOOK for The Islander Classifieds online at:
www.islander.org


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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.
CURRENT RN LICENSE Worried about your
loved ones, but they still want independence? I
will give them a physical exam and manage their
medications. Also available for caregiver/com-
panion. 729-6891. .

CAREGIVER NEEDED at Haven Home.
Bradenton Beach, good pay and work conditions.
Call 779-0322.

TALL, OVERWEIGHT couldn't lose the extra 20
pounds since your 20s? Me too. Call to find out
how. 366-4586.


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


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, 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 ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $20 per hour-
free advice. 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough,
reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed
and insured. 778-0944.

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

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

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


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Corian countertops and sink and
honey-maple cabinets. This clas-
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with deep-water boat access directly into Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico!
Other amenities include beautifully tiled bathrooms, breakfast bar, fresh paint
both inside and out, spacious walk-in closets in each bedroom and a brand
new high-capacity pool heater! The ideal family home, priced at $795,000.

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

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.

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.

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

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 778-2711.

J&S CLEANING Services. Take a break hire J&S
to do your cleaning. Call Jamie or Brittany, 962-
8613.


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SERVICE cntinud SEVICEScontnued-ANDSAPIN


PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,
778-2711.
WACKY SISTERS HOUSECLEANING We're ob-
sessed with cleaning, painting and decorating.
Honest and dependable. Licensed and insured.
Ellen, 778-1375 or Nancy, 792-4136.

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE and TV Service. Hon-
est, reliable, experienced service major appli-
ances, home electronics, ceiling fans, garage door
openers, marine electronics. 779-1779.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION Up to four people
- always one price. Tampa $75, Orlando $140,
West Palm $225, Sarasota $30. Saylor Sedan,
447-6967.

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

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

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

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

MAID TO CLEAN: Island resident, professional
house cleaning services. References available.
`Call Wendy, 778-0321.
LOOK for The Islander Classifieds online at:
www.islander.org


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

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

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. Call
779-0851 or cell 448-3857.

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


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

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.


SW.AGNEQ REALTY
77 :F Winter Rentals Reduced!


Anna Maria Island Club
Sunset Ten-ace
Mariner's Cove
Summer Sands
Northshore Home


WAS
$4.500
$3,500
$3,500
$3,400
$2.700


NOW
$4,200
$3.200
$3,200
$3.200
$2.500


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.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.

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

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

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 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
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
726-3077.


You'll be glad you called.
YVONNE HIGGINS P.A.
778-7778 or 516-9003
"I work the Islands & the Inlands"


i .SECLUDED BAYFRONT PARADISE
cf( G a= *4BR/2.5BA plus guest quarters. Two
Si docks, solar heated pool, metal roof, two
fireplaces, large screened verandah, hard-
i '.^., wood floors. Completely surrounded by
Slush tropical landscaping. Very private.
$995,000. To view, call Yvonne Higgins at
,- RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty, 518-9003.
M. .. Gulfstream Realty


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.


INVESTMENT/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
Island six-unit motel/apts. Gulf Drive location
one block from the beach! All updated units
with heated pool and on-site laundry. Just
take over the business! $995,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


GULFFRONT Fabulous views of Gulf from
this top-floor unit. 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished and renovated in the last several
years. Resort atmosphere complex with
tennis and heated pool. On-site manager
with strong rental program. $595,000. Call
Ken Rickett at 778-3026.






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


Contact Valerie Kruse, Property Manager

Wagner Realty

2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach

800-211-2323 or 778-2246





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

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

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

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

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

HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim,
moldings kitchen remodeling, general repairs.
Homes, rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.

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

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.

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked,
crumbling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.






Marina Pointe

Eealty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
SAES* I E


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

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.

ISLAND HOME REPAIRS: Painting, carpentry,
ceiling fans, cable, phone, drywall repairs. Small
jobs? No problem. Low prices, Island references.
Call 504-2027 or 792-4876.


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, spe-
cial 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 Es-
tate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH: Cancellation.
Vacation & season. Private Beach. Walk to every-
thing. 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.


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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


TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. 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.

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/1 BA, stackable washer/
dryer hookup. $725; New tile floors, stove, refrigera-
tor, 1 BR/1 BA, $650. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-
7500.

VACATION RENTAL: You can have the warm west
coast Florida sun with beautiful white sand outside
your door. 1BR, located at Resort 66, Holmes
Beach, on Anna Maria Island. Full housekeeping
with kitchen, cable TV, pool, ocean. Fully furnished.
$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.


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS

778480
1.0023-
Paraise-ealt


Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


"ALMOST" GULFFRONTI
Imagine only 50-ft. from your property line is your
direct deeded access to a wonderful natural
beach! On Anna Maria's prime north end, this
beautifully maintained home offers over 2,000
sq.ft. living area which includes a 15-by-24-fL liv-
ing and dining area, adjacent 10-by-18-tt. kitchen,
10-by-35-ft. glassed-in Florida room, two spacious
bedrooms, three full baths, plus 12-by-17-ft. fam-
ily room easily can be third bedroom. Large lot,
two-car garage and maintenance-free yard. Must
see the potential here in great location! .$679,500.



We A,4E the Iselad!


(941) 778-2246 (800) 211-2323 2217 GULF DR. N. BRADENTON BEACH


MARIE


LC. REAL ESTATE


FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
,"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
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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.


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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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com



S1 BR/1 BA Condo on Gulf.
Unfurnished.
$850/month.



S1 BR/1 BA duplex. One
Block to the beach.
Unfurnished. $700/month.


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

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3BR/2BA HOUSE. On
Gulf Drive. Open heated
pool. Washer/dryer.
Holmes Beach.


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



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


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


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

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

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander. Check out the classifeds early online at
www.islander.org.

SEASON/VACATION 2BR and 3BR, Gulffront
apartments, lovely furnished interiors, private
beach, patio, sundeck, porch, no pets. Tropical
setting. 778-3143.


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


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.

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.


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Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile, carpet,
parquet flooring. Ample storage, parking.
Shows impeccably. $299,500. Geoff Wall,
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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SHAWS POINT Brick colonial, 4BR/2.5BA.
Plenty of privacy and room for pool. Wood
floors and shutters, custom built-ins, French
doors. Great for family home! $254,900.
Tina Rudek or Mike Migone, 778-0700.


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

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


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


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


ISLAND DOLL HOUSE 2BR/1BA with
boat dock and boat a block away. Close to
beach. $329,900. Gail Tutewiler, 778-
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BREATHTAKING GULFVIEWS Totally
updated, decorated perfect, ground-floor.
5400 Condos. Tumkey furnished. Gourmet
kitchen. Two pools. Must see, won't last
long. $550,000. Marc Turner, 778-0700.


IMMACULATE AND INVITING home on SAN REMO CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA
protected bayou off Manatee River in NW home, private dock, pool, two-car garage,
Bradenton. Quiet location with great views, bay view. $450,000. Larry Smith,
sparkling lap pool. $525,000. Tina Rudek 778-0700.
or Mike Migone, 383-5543.


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


OUTSTANDING VALUE! 3BR/2BA, ranch 10-ACRE RANCHETTE Sits on a lake,
beauty. Great location and schools. Pri- perfect for horses, bring your house plans!
vacy fence, room for pool. A steal! East of 1-75. $110,000. Michael Faber,
$120,900. Marie Franklin-Paulins, 778-0700.
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2BR/2BA with spacious lanai overlooking
gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. Pool washer/
dryer and covered parking. Available
weekly/monthly.


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


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. 2004 season:
$3,500/month. 730-1086.


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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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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land since 1992.

FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2003 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.

FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL. Bayview Terrace
2BR and 1BR, $1,600/month and $2,600/month.
Imperial House 2BR/1 BA, $1,500/month;
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or
(809) 749-6665.

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

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

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

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.

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 remod-
eled, washer/dryer, available for February, April, and
on. $1,000/month. Taking reservations for next sea-
son, prefer five months plus. 387-8610.

ANNUAL PERICO ISLAND waterfront 2BR/2BA villa
with garage. Heated pool, tennis courts, workout room,
beautiful setting. $1,000/month. 720-2242.

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to a
two-unit property. Each side is 2BR/1 BA completely reno-
vated, new washer/dryer, microwave. Three-minute walk
to beach. $950/month for large side unfurnished and
$750/month for smaller side furnished. 212 81st St., A
and B unit, Holmes Beach. Call Ron, 761-9808.

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SUNNY AND SPACIOUS annual canalfront home in
city of Anna Maria. 3BR/3BA, new paint, carpet, tile.
Pets OK. $1,500/month. 778-3006.
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.
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.
MARTINIQUE CONDO, 2BR/2BA, fully furnished,
screened lanai, Gulfview, two televisions, garage,
tennis. April 15 through Dec. 31. Two-week mini-
mum. (423) 884-2598.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND March 22-29, on the Gulf,
1 BR, sleeps four, fully equipped, pool, hot tub, laun-
dry, bikes. (800) 544-8210, ext. 1233.
HAIR SALON for rent. 112 52nd. St. W., Holmes
Beach. Two or three chairs. $450/month. 746-8666.
ALMOST ON THE BEACH 1 BR/1BA available Feb-
ruary and March 2003, due to cancellation. All
amenities included. Newly decorated and waiting for
a "cold snowbird." Call 778-5120.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL, 2BR/2BA, fully furnished,
clean, Holmes Beach, short walk to beach, washer/
dryer, patio. $950/month, annually. Call for seasonal
rate. 778-1806.
LOVELY 1BR/1BA CONDO Sunny second-floor
porch overlooks canal, boat slip. Near shopping,
beach. $1,500/month, plus tax, utilities included.
March and April Call 747-7051.
SUPER LOCATION: Enjoy a huge living/dining
area, floor to ceiling windows, plus 30-by-12-foot.
screened deck, all offering fantastic view of water-
front. Bay, beach and park steps away from this
3BR unfurnished home in north Anna Maria. Call
748-5334 for details.
GULFFRONT AVAILABLE February, March, April,
offerod at special monthly rate. North-end location.
Calf Fran Maxon Real Estate for info, 778-2307.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Cordova Lakes 2BR/2BA,
$800/month; 204 Peacock Lane 2BR/2BA, $950/
month; Waterway 2BR/2BA, $1,000/month; Sunbow
Bay 2BR/2BA, $1,100; 309 61st St., Holmes Beach,
$1,100/month; Pine Bay Forest 3BR/2BA, $1,200/
month; Lido Harbour South 1BR/1.5BA, $1,200/
month; 2518 Avenue B, 2BR/2BA, $1,300/month;
Lido Shores 2BR/2BA, $1,300/month; 5400 Gulf
Drive 2BR/2BA, $1,300/month; 5400 Gulf Drive
2BR/2BA, $1,500/month; St. Armand Tower 2BR/
2BA, $1,850/month. Cristin Curl, Wedebrock Real
Estate, 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to
beach, lanai, $875/month, first, last and security.
Call 778-5412 or (585) 473-9361.
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LONGBOAT KEY, historical Longboat Village cot-
tage available Feb. 1, 2BR/1 BA, sleeps two-four
people, fully furnished by decorator, one block to
bay, five blocks to Whitney Beach on Gulf. Bi-
weekly or monthly preferred. Call for details, 383-
8323.
MARTINIQUE NORTH GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, pool, tennis. Exceptional Gulfview, one-month
minimum. Available now! 779-2701 or (608) 332-
9272.
GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA private home/beach on
North Shore Drive. Carpeted, screened porch,
beautiful beach. Available Jan. 22 to Feb. 28, 2003.
Weekly or monthly. (813) 920-5595.
PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA private
home. Carpeted, huge deck overlooking beautiful
beach on North Shore Drive. Available March 1-17,
weekly. (813) 920-5595.
ANNUAL RENTAL Island duplex. 2BR/1.5BA,
washer/dryer hook-ups, large yard. Quiet street,
short walk to beach and shopping. Available March
1, 2003. $850/month. 962-6047.
SEASONAL ISLAND 2BR/1.5BA, available March
1, 2003. Short walk to beach and shopping. Newly
renovated, fully furnished, all inclusive. $1,800/
month, one month minimum. 962-6047.
ANNA MARIA BEACH HOUSE. North end, 3BR/
2BA, unique decor, large balcony to view Gulf sun-
sets, very clean, seasonal. $1,200/week or $3,200/
month. 776-1789.
BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX: New construction, fully fur-
nished. Each apartment 3BR/2BA, corner of 49th
Street and Second Avenue. Close to shopping,
Publix and Eckerd. Available beginning Feb. 1. Call
778-2930, will e-mail pictures.
OPEN HOUSE Jan. 25-26, 1-4 pm. Annual or sea-
sonal rental, 2BR/2BA, dishwasher, washer/dryer,
central air and heat, garage. $1,385/month, 2805
Gulf Drive. Call 778-3149.
HAIR SALON for rent. 112 52nd. St. W., Holmes
Beach. Two or three chairs. $450/month. 746-8666.
SEASON 2004: Direct on the beach, nicely fur-
nished 2BR/2BA condo, heated pool, tennis, eleva-
tor, under-building parking. Open Dec. 15, 2003-
March 31, 2004. $3,000/monthly. Call owner, 778-
1690, or e-mail: ckd.sunplaza@gmx.net.


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.


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BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT in prestigious
northern Anna Maria. Direct bay access, no
bridges. Quiet cul-de-sac. 75-by-151-foot lot
(11,350 square feet). 516 Kumquat. For sale by
owner, $419,000. E-mail: OliverZorn@web.de
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,
21feet on canal, boat dock, garage, comer lot, bay ease-
ment 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 in-
cluded. $799,000. Call 778-0171.
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 carpet-
ing. Beautifully furnished. $325,000 firm. Call 761 -
8550 or 794-0959.
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.
SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.
WESTBAY POINT and Moorings condo. 2BR/2BA,
second-floor end unit with water view. Southern ex-
posure, furnished. For sale by owner, 779-1518.
CITY OF ANNA Maria. Condo (upstairs) with boat
dock! Canal view, 2BR/1BA, 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 guar-
antee. Priced to sell now at $318,000. Call 721-
3649.
WATERFRONT CONDO Palma Sola Harbour.
Deep-water canal with dock, direct access to bay,
newly renovated, 2BR/2BA. For sale by owner, bro-
ker protected. $239,900. 794-0497. Web site: http:/
/users.stargate.net/-jlreese.
URGENT! Due to selling all my listings and a high
volume of buyers, I need properties to sell. Please
contact me: Suzanne Wilson, 962-0971, Island Va-
cation Properties, LLC, 778-6849.
WESTBAY COVE CONDO: Second-floor poolside,
newly upgraded, balcony, near beach and stores.
Open most evenings. Old Florida Realty, Co., 778-
3377 or 713-9096.
BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, new ceramic tile, car-
pet, appliances, marble counters. Large lanai, washer/
dryer. Lovely views. $279,000. Call Yvonne Higgins,
P.A., at Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 518-9003.


DIRECT BAYFRONT UNIT. Fabulous view from
this contemporary 2BR/2BA home. All new every-
thing. Must see to appreciate. Two heated pools,
tennis, under-building parking. One block to beach
and stores. Private, $349,900.
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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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

509 65th St................... $439,500
4212 Redfish Ct. LOT ..... $575,000
623 Foxworth Ln. .......... $575,000
307 Iris -NEW- ............. $495,000
611 Dundee -NEW- ......... $525,000
625 Emerald Ln. ............ $539,900

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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


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516 Sanderling Cir........ $245,000
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
969 Sandpiper Cr .................$193,000
1275 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $219,000
1262 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $285,000
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4 San Antonio landmark
9 Military org. with the
motto "Per ardua ad
astra"
13 Intensified, as sound
18 Telephone man
19 Second part
20 First name in jazz
21 Thomas of 1960's-
70's TV
22 Like some adapters
23 It makes your face
red
24 High time?
25 "The results _!"
26 First part
28 President who won a
Nobel Peace Prize
29 When most people
retire
30 For example
31 First part
33 Second part
35 Hard drive needs?
37 Simplifies
39 Chop__
40 Earth sci.
41 Pays attention
43 Occurring every other
leap year, say
48 -hoo!"
49 Redeye
51 Diamond and Simon
52 Telephoto lens user,
maybe
53 Patriots' org.
54 Violet of many colors
55 Time magazine called
him "The Texan Who
Conquered Russia"
57 Rapidity
58 Monastery sound
60 Like most store-


bought clothing
61 Up in the air
64 Blend of two parts
68 Dodge
69 Window hider
71 Take-home for
Bowser
72 Expensive violin, for
short
74 First part
77 Bandleader's call
78 Rte. that'll cost you
81 Two-time loser to
D.D.E.
82 Cornice bracket
83 Philosophical theory
first advanced by
Leucippus and -
Democritus
85 Amber, e.g.
86 Eric the Red explored
it
88 First part
89 Planner's problem
90 New-_
91 Suffix with land or sea
93 Service lines?
96 Built up
100 Scott Turow's first
book
101 Second part
103 R. J. Reynolds brand
104 First part
106 Vine with large flower
clusters
108 Early calculators
109 Tributary of the Seine
110 Popular "jam band"
112 Harrow blade
113 Closet eaters
114 Decamped
115 Jiggly comestible
116 Some soldiers
117 Fall of winter
118 Skin


119 Piece of candy
120 "Indubitably"

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2 Group that dislikes
whippersnappers
3 Second part
4 In a bad spot
5 First part
6 Shivery fever
7 Columnist
Greenfield
8 Tramcar load
9 Change the identity
of
10 Dummkopf
11 "Half __is better
than none"
12 First part
13 Helper who takes
dictation
14 Noted Andy Warhol
subject
15 Ragu rival
16 Diplomat Root
17 List of house rules,
maybe
18 Trousers, slangily
27 Fond du_, Wis.
28 Second part
31 Like morning news
people
32 Toothed tool
34 Union general at
Shiloh
36 Literally, "way of
the gods"
38 Voiced
40 Ob-_
42 Claim
44 Hundredth of a lira
45 Axiom developer
46 -ski
47 Old "Hollywood


Squares" celeb
F.D.R. creation of 1935
Door secure
Rooftop sight
Country singer?
It's hard to live up to
"Follow us!"
Dynasty after the Ch'in
Convention handout
Less controlled
F on a test paper
Low-risk investment
choice
Habiliments
"Mila 18" author
Second part


Distributor of rcpts.
Entrance
Cowed
Second part
First part
Deejays consult them
Beer holder
Appliance company in
Iowa
Drink heavily
Otalgia
In the foreseeable future
Second part
Result
Tract
"1776" role


97 Old programming
language
98 Farmer's market
container
99 It turns a bit
102 Fair__ (Civil War
battle site)
105 On a brig
106 Trick
107 "Survivor" setting
110 What to wear while
out?
111 Hack

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