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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 11, No. 12, Jan. 29, 2003 FREE
By Rick Catlin
For a town of just 1,600 people (depending upon
the time of year), Anna Maria sure seems to generate
a lot of attention from mainlanders and other Island
residents, especially if it's about parking.
Seems when the city commission decided once and
for all it would address the city's parking problem -
an issue unresolved for the past 80 years it split the
city into two camps: those who want some type of re-
stricted parking and those (mostly business interests)
opposed to restricted parking.
Things went from bad to worse when the city com-
mission approved a motion recently to create a parking
zone where residents would need parking permits and
to restrict parking along beach access streets.
It was just a motion, not backed by any ordinance
or resolution, said Mayor SueLynn, and requires a lot
more study and public input.
According to SueLynn, however, seceding from
the United States would probably have created less
furor and misunderstanding than the words "restricted
parking" and "beach access" in commission discus-
The city has been swamped with letters, mostly
from mainlanders and non-city Island residents, who
think the city is trying to close beach access, and some
media have said Anna Maria has voted to restrict ac-
cess to public beaches in the city, she said.
"That's not the case, but there's a lot of misinfor-
PLEASE SEE PARKING, NEXT PAGE
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Bridge Street parking meter question to go to voters
By Paul Roat
That was the decision by Bradenton Beach city
commissioners last week as to the fate of parking
meters in the Bridge Street area of the city.
Commissioners unanimously agreed to place the
fate of meters in the hands of voters next November as
a referendum question.
Proposed is an elaborate computer-driven parking
meter system that could cost as much as $32,000, ac-
cording to Police Chief Sam Speciale. "This is the third
city commission that has looked at this issue."
The meters, Speciale said, would accept cash or
credit cards and could be programmed to have any type
of charge per hour or day or even month.
"The city won't make any money off the meters,"
Special said, "but you're paying to get more people
into the stores in the Bridge Street area."
He added that there are 91 public parking spaces in
the Bridge Street area.
The parking meter issue has most recently been
broached by the scenic highway committee, which advo-
cated paid parking along Bridge Street, in the city park-
ing lot off First Street, at the approach to the city pier and
in the city hall-Tingley Memorial Library parking lot.
The paid parking approach was also endorsed by
business owners in the area, according to scenic high-
Not all the members of the city commission em-
braced parking meters, though.
"Parking meters tell people we don't want them
here," said Commissioner Dawn Baker. "They say,
'you want to play, you've got to pay,' and that's a nega-
Trolley 'takeoff' noise staying for now
By Rick Catlin
If you're one of those Island residents who hates
waking up each morning at 6 a.m. to the sound of the
Island trolley diesel engine doing its best imitation of
a Boeing 747 takeoff, you may have to wait a few more
years for a "quieter, gentler" trolley.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn has received a num-
ber of complaints from city residents about the trolley
engine noise and she went to Fred Loveland of the
Manatee County Area Transit to see if quieter engines
They are, said Loveland, who also lives in Anna
That's the good news. The bad news is that it
would cost anywhere from $12,000 to $20,000 per
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, NEXT PAGE
After discussing the pros and cons of the meter
matter, commissioners agreed that the question of paid
parking should be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Get ready, set and go shopping for a
wealth of special items this weekend at the St.
Bernard "Antiques on the Beach" show at the
church, including for the first time a gala open-
ing preview and sale Friday night with $10 en-
try. The sale continues Saturday and Sunday
for a $3 admission.
Next stop: Anna Maria Islandfest, an arts
and crafts show/sale to be held Saturday and
Sunday no admission fee-in the field be-
side Holmes Beach City Hall.
Whatever you do, consider alternate trans-
portation. Walk, bike, trolley. It is officially tour-
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mation out there, a lack of correct information," said
"There has been no vote to ban access to the beach.
The beaches will always remain open to the public,"
she said. "There was a motion to ban parking along the
roads that lead to beach access points," she said, but
some people don't see the difference, the mayor said.
And the city commission has not passed any ordi-
nance restricting parking or requiring permit parking,
as a petition from business owners at the Bayview
Plaza on Pine Avenue states, said the mayor.
"There is no parking ban. It's just under discussion
to create a parking zone where residents would need
permits," she said.
"And it's only a motion. There is no ordinance or
resolution passed or being created to vote on. The prob-
lem is people are forming opinions without all the
facts." She pointed out the commission has clearly said
there would be no change in parking in the city's busi-
ness district, where commissioners and a traffic engi-
neer could identify a parking problem.
The city is "just trying to manage parking on the
roads leading to the beaches and this parking has cre-
ated problems for our residents," she said.
The next step is to study the problem with a traf-
fic engineer from the newly hired city engineering firm
of Baskerville Donovan, then return to the city com-
mission for more discussion.
"But the issue is so divisive and has been allowed
to continue without a solution for years there is no easy
answer" for either side, the mayor said.
Business owners, mainlanders and tourists seem to
want unrestricted parking everywhere in the city while
residents want parking restrictions in some residential
areas, particularly those near beach access points,
"Whatever we do will make someone unhappy,"
she has said previously.
While the city seeks a parking solution, it's also
looking at buying or leasing property near beach access
points for public parking, SueLynn said. The two
would go hand in hand, but nobody's reporting that,
West Manatee Fire and Rescue Chief Andy Price
presented former fire district Commissioner Rob
Elliot with an ax for his 12 years of dedicated
service. Elliot, who chose not to run for re-
election, said he promised "not to chop anything
with it." Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
"I just wish people would learn all the facts and not
overreact," she said.
She also said some media accounts of the city's recent
commission workshop on parking were inaccurate and
these have "fueled the fire" over the parking issue.
But any resolution to the city's parking woes likely
won't be resolved in the immediate future.
The city commission must first deal with "legal is-
Trolley noise to stay a while
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
engine to make the necessary changes to reduce the
engine noise and the county doesn't have the money
Perhaps the best solution is to have new specifica-
tions for a quieter engine when the trolleys are replaced
in about five years, he said.
That's not quite good enough, said SueLynn.
She's going to discuss the problem with Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and Bradenton Beach
Mayor John Chappie to see if similar trolley complaints
have surfaced in those cities.
"If we can go to [county administrator] Ernie
Padgett with a united front to fix the noise problem on
the trolley, we might have better luck than with just one
city complaining," said SueLynn.
She also said Loveland told her that recent testing
of the trolley showed it could pass over the humpback
bridge on North Bay Boulevard without a problem.
If the trolley can travel along North Bay Boulevard
to stop at the Rod & Reel Pier, and locations with beach
accesses, it might assist in moving visitors from park-
ing areas to beach accesses without interfering with city
residents, SueLynn said.
"This is just an option to discuss with the city com-
mission at a workshop session," stressed the mayor.
"It's not something that's going to happen quickly,"
and no request to MCAT for a new trolley route by
Anna Maria will take place "before a lot of discussion
with the city commission and public input," she said.
She wants discussion on the possibility of request-
ing an additional trolley route up Bay Boulevard to
North Shore Drive on weekends during the summer,
and only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
sues" involved in any parking zone. Additionally, should
a proposed new city charter be approved by voters Feb. 11,
the mayor would no longer be a voting member of the
commission and the new commission would be respon-
sible for establishing a commission meeting agenda and
a priority list of city issues to resolve.
With a new city charter in place, "the new commis-
sion may take some time to get around to parking," the
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Bad water back at Bayfront Park
By Rick Catlin
Just a few weeks after lifting a health risk advisory
for the waters off Bayfront Park in Anna Maria, the
Manatee County Health Department reinstated the
warning Jan. 23 when new tests revealed high levels of
enteric bacteria (fecal matter).
Environmental Health Director Tom Larkin said
the advisory is for both the north and south testing lo-
cations at Bayfront Park.
Larkin said the average values for the past five tests
at both locations were above the recommended U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency limit of 35 Colony
Forming Units per 100 ml of water. The average at the
Bayfront Park north testing location was 38.17, while
the south location tested at 35.8. Both sites were in the
"moderate" category for water quality, according to
The presence of the bacteria is an indication of fe-
cal pollution, Larkin said, which could come from
stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife and/or human sewage.
The advisory said the bacteria normally inhabit the
intestinal tract of humans and animals and can cause
disease, skin rash and infections.
The warnings for Bayfront Park will continue un-
til the five-week testing average drops below the EPA
level of 35 CFU per 100 ml, Larkin said.
The waters at 10 different locations on Anna Maria
Island and along the Palma Sola Causeway are tested
weekly under the federally funded Healthy Beaches
Monitoring Program that began in August, 2002.
Larkin also said the water-quality advisory for
Palma Sola Bay North has been lifted.
Anna Maria commission finishes lots of business
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria city commissioners moved through a
number of agenda items in a lengthy session Jan. 23,
the last regular meeting the commission will hold prior
to the Feb. 11 city election.
It was also Commissioner John Michaels' last
regular meeting, and was one of the quieter commis-
sion meetings in recent memory.
Island building official
Mayor SueLynn presented several last-minute
agenda items for discussion, including the proposed
Island building official department.
With Bradenton Beach opting out of the proposal,
the idea now appears dead, said the mayor, and she
asked for commission input on hiring either a full-or-
part-time official for the city, or continuing to utilize
building officials from Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach under the interlocal agreement.
Commissioner John Quam wanted the issue to be
discussed at a workshop, but several members of the
public called on the city to reappoint George McKay
to the position.
McKay, who is still the city's public works director,
was removed as the city's building official in August 2002
by SueLynn on orders from the Florida Department of
Business and Professional Regulation because McKay
had not been granted a provisional license as a building
official. The DBPR reversed itself in December 2002 and
gave McKay a three-year temporary license.
Resident Georgia van Cleave noted that McKay
was only paid an additional $6,000 to serve as both the
city's building official and public works director, while
a separate, full-time building official would cost the
city more than $50,000. Using building officials from
the other two Island cities would cost the city an esti-
mated $81,000 annually, SueLynn said.
Commissioners, however, seemed reluctant to ask
the mayor for McKay's immediate reinstatement with-
out further discussion and moved the issue to the Feb.
13 commission workshop session.
What would an Anna Maria commission meeting
be without a discussion on parking?
SueLynn said a number of legal issues, not to men-
tion objections, have arisen since the commission de-
cided to move forward with a plan that included a park-
ing zone. She suggested yet another special commis-
sion meeting on parking, this one to discuss only the
legal aspects of the proposed plan.
"It seems we can't move forward without sorting
out the legal issues," she said.
Resident Shirley O'Day wondered about the ethi-
cal issues of the current plan, but SueLynn said the
problem is so complex "it's easier to deal with just one
aspect at a time."
Commissioner Linda Cramer suggested utilizing
the city's newly hired engineering firm (Baskerville-
Donovan) and the mayor is meeting this week with that
company's traffic expert to discuss the city's parking
woes and its proposed plan.
Part-time city resident Peter Zent of the "steal park-
ing signs in Anna Maria to sell for drugs in Palmetto"
proposal was given five minutes on the agenda to
present his plan to solve everybody's traffic woes but,
alas, he again failed to show.
Commissioners approved hiring professional planner
Anna Maria City Commissioner John Michaels was
congratulated by Mayor SueLynn at the Jan. 23
commission meeting for his service on the commis-
sion the past two years. Michaels is moving to
Amelia Island near Jacksonville in April. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Tony Arrant to begin the process of reviewing the city's
comprehensive plan on file in Tallahassee with the Florida
Department of Community Affairs to determine what
must be amended and when those changes are due.
Arrant, who works for the nonprofit Florida Insti-
tute of Government in Tallahassee, gave an eight-hour
presentation to city officials and the public Jan. 18 on
comprehensive plans and land-use codes for Florida
city and county governments.
The mayor said the cost will be well under $25,000
and a request for proposals is not needed at this point.
She also discussed Arrant's suggestion that the city
hire either a full- or part-time professional planner to
advise the city during its comprehensive plan review.
Commissioner Chuck Webb said he would be
more comfortable talking with the city engineer first,
and suggested the Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council would be more "cost effective" than hiring a
private consultant. Further discussion on this topic will
be held at an upcoming commission workshop.
Commissioners agreed to the recommendations of
Dr. Robert Dean of the University of Florida for a
bayfront shoreline and Bean Point study of current ero-
sion and historical trends, but put off a line-item trans-
fer of the funds to hire Dean to do the study until the
commission's regular February meeting.
Resident Dale Woodland, who has volunteered to
help Dean, said the city should not spend the money to hire
Dean, and that the study could be done by volunteers.
Commissioners discussed an ordinance requir-
ing removal of personal property from the beach
during turtle nesting season and the proposed turtle
Quam had a problem with the definition of "beach"
and suggested it mean the "soft sand" to the seawall,
vegetation or dune line.
Commissioners agreed and City Attorney Jim
Dye said he would rewrite both ordinances using the
approved language. He also noted that under the or-
dinance, removal of personal property during night-
time hours would apply to some sections of private
While commissioners did note that the city might
legally require the tenant at the city pier to pay for all
improvements to meet provisions of the Americans
with Disabilities Act, they agreed to pay half of the cost
to become ADA compliant. The current estimate is
$20,000 with the city to pay half of that amount.
While the money has already been budgeted, com-
missioners wanted to see actual estimates and bills
before authorizing expenditures.
The firm of Baskerville Donovan was introduced
as the city's engineering firm and company officials
have already held several meetings in various city
neighborhoods to hear first-hand resident complaints
associated with parking, drainage and water.
Any group of residents who want to schedule a
meeting with Baskerville Donovan should call the pub-
lic works department, SueLynn said.
The company was hired Jan. 9 by the mayor on
recommendation of the city commission.
City boats, waterways
SueLynn asked for commission approval to apply for
a grant from the West Coast Inland Waterways Naviga-
tion District for two boats and an ATV. One boat would
be for the MCSO officers in the city while the PWD would
use the other. The grant deadline is Feb. 15 and she wanted
commission approval to sign the grant application to meet
the deadline. Commissioners approved.
She also said she was trying to find money to place
signs along the beach and coast indicating to boaters
that boats are not allowed within 300 feet of the city
limits except in designated channels.
Anna Maria City
Feb. 4, 5 p.. ,., special city commission meeting on
employee retirement plan.
Feb. 4, 7 p.m., capital improvement advisory commit-
Feb. 5, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Educational En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m., special city commission meeting
with planning and zoning board.
Jan. 31, c.. i.m., special city commission meeting
with depart ri:t heads.
Feb. 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Jan. 30, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Feb. 5. 7 p.m., planning and beautification committee
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Jan. 30, 3 p.m., county mayor meeting with county
commission chair, Bradenton City Hall, 101 Old Main
Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., The Islander's Anna Maria City
candidate forum, Anna Maria City Hall.
Feb. 3, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Organi-
zation meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
PAGE 4 0 JAN. 29, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria City Commission candidate profiles
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria City voters will go to the polls Feb. 11
to elect two members to the city commission. Facing
incumbent Linda Cramer are challengers Duke Miller
and Jeff Smith.
Below are the candidates and their comments on
some of the issues.
Linda Cramer has lived in Anna Maria for 22 years
and is currently serving her first term as a city commis-
She's running for re-election because she feels
there is a lot of unfinished
S business before the city,
particularly parking, drain-
age and revision of the city
"We've made a lot of
'-- progress my first two years
in working toward a solu-
tion for a number of city
problems that were simply
.Cramer ignored for a long time. I've
got my feet wet now and, as
a second-term commissioner, I'll have that much expe-
rience to bring to the commission."
Cramer supports the proposed new city charter and
believes the city will "run a lot smoother" with a five-
member commission to establish policy and a non-vot-
ing mayor who would implement that policy.
She believes the parking issue must address the
needs of the city residents, but at the same time must
consider beach-access parking. She voted for a recent
commission motion that would establish a parking zone
in the city in which residents would need permits, but
wants a traffic engineer to direct the city "from this
"We have voted for a parking zone plan, but a traf-
fic engineer can give us documented findings to assist
the commission in moving ahead to solve the prob-
The new city commission must address the drain-
age issue immediately, as Cramer believes the Spring
Avenue drainage project was unsuccessful in dealing
with the issue.
Other issues that concern Cramer are the city's
current position without a building official and the
shore erosion along Bean Point and the city's northeast
She will continue to support the Anna Maria Island
Community Center as she was the commission liaison
to the Center during her first term.
She also initiated the Save the Belle Haven Cottage
campaign and supports the Anna Maria Island Histori-
Cramer said she ran for the commission in 2001 to
"bring stability" to the city commission and she be-
lieves she has accomplished that goal.
"We've been working together in a show of sup-
port and I continue to support the direction of our
mayor and the city commission," Cramer pledged.
"I think I've represented the City of Anna Maria
well during my first term."
Dulaurence 'Duke' Miller
Duke Miller is a native-born Floridian raised in
He's been coming to Anna Maria since 1957 when
his family first bought property here. In 1983, he pur-
chased the property from his parents and in 2001
moved here from St. Petersburg to live full time.
He and wife Cindy were married at Bean Point in
Anna Maria on Christmas Day 1997.
Miller has worked in the Tampa Bay area for 30
years in advertising, marketing and sales and has suc-
cessfully operated and
owned various' companies.
Although this is his first
election campaign, Miller
feels his business experi-
.' Jence will be a major asset as
a city commissioner.
He was chairman of the
city's code enforcement
/ board until he resigned to
Miller run for a commission seat,
and was a founding member
of the Residential Community Association, which pro-
vides public input to elected officials on city problems.
He doesn't have a long list of issues or pre-set
agenda items he wants to push, but is a proponent of the
proposed new charter which he says would bring a
"business-like" approach to city government, if
"The new charter would create the opportunity for
the city to have good government," Miller said, and
"we can run the city as we should, as a business."
Under the current city government format, the
mayor, as chairman of the city commission, is often
bogged down in dealing with agenda items and rules of
procedure and conduct while trying to establish city
policy and implement that policy.
"With a new charter, everything will run a whole
lot smoother," Miller contends.
While the proposed charter is Miller's major cam-
paign issue, he also sees development as a particular
concern for the city. He wants Anna Maria to retain its
charm and ambiance, but at the same time the city must
deal with changing times and outside forces and "be
ready" for what's coming.
He's in favor of rewriting the city's land-use and
development codes to prevent massive redevelop-
Miller also believes the city commission's adop-
tion of a model parking ordinance that calls for park-
ing zones within the city, permits for some areas and
restricted beach access parking is the right direction.
Code enforcement is another area Miller believes
needs the city's immediate attention and, while he be-
lieves the drainage issue is being addressed, a new
commission should continue to move forward on that
But Miller doesn't want to make any issue a top
priority until he gets input from the public. He wants
to "prioritize, plan, program and perform" on the issues
if he's elected.
An eight-year resident of Anna Maria, Jeff Smith
brings a background in industrial management and
business administration to his candidacy.
He worked for Ford Motor Company for 31 years
before retiring to Anna Maria, but he and his family
have been coming to the Island for vacations for more
than 20 years.
Smith was an unsuccessful candidate for city com-
mission in 2000 and sought the office then because the
city had many problems and he wanted to help.
"Although some of my agenda is being taken care
of by the current city administration, problems still
exist," said Smith. His believes his background in man-
agement would serve him well as a commissioner.
Of particular importance to Smith as a city com-
missioner would be the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, where he is cur-
rently a volunteer in youth
The city's drainage prob-
-_ '" lems, however, need to be
addressed immediately and
this issue would be one of
his top priorities to address
as a city commissioner.
He also believes the city's
Smith comprehensive plan needs a
lot of work, as does the
parking issue, although he's "fairly pleased" with the
current city commission plan.
"But some citizens don't want what's best for the
entire community" in the parking solution, he said.
The city needs to keep looking for additional public
parking and he's not sure if city-issued parking permits
will solve the problem of parking on beach access roads.
The cell tower issue also concerns him because a
lot of people don't realize a city can't stop a cell tower
company from doing business in a city. However, he
would seek to place cell towers on city property.
He's in favor of the proposed new city charter and
the work done by the charter review committee, ac-
cording to Smith, was "fantastic."
Eliminating the mayor as a voting member of the
commission should have been done years ago, and
passage of the charter would "remove a lot of bicker-
ing" because the mayor would not be involved in run-
ning both the commission and the city.
Smith would also. push for stronger code enforce-
ment of existing codes.
He also believes the city has to support its business
community, at the same time recognizing that "we are
a little, unique entity of our own here" that draws nu-
merous people from other cities and the mainland.
He wants to maintain the "character" of Pine Av-
The three candidates will participate in The Is-
lander candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30,
at Anna Maria City Hall. Candidates will respond to a
set of questions from The Islander moderator and
members of the public can ask questions of each can-
didate during the forum.
Islanders imagine Manatee: stay east
By Rick Catlin
If there's one concern Islanders at the Imag-
ine Manatee brainstorming session Jan. 27 at the
Island Baptist Church had in their visions of
Manatee County for the next 5 to 20 years, it had
to be growth.
Islanders want planned growth in Manatee
County, as long as the growth stays in the eastern
portion of the county. Islanders want Anna Maria
Island to remain the same in 20 years as it is now.
Former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
said the Island has no room to grow further, and
the county's future vision should limit growth on
the approaches to the Island. The county should
plan on all growth in the north and eastern sections
of the county.
With the county population expected to in-
crease by 100,000 people in just 20 years, Islanders
also want the county to address the traffic impact all the
growth will have on Anna Maria Island.
Longboat Key Town Commissioner Jeremy
Whatmough said the county needs to address the im-
pact all the traffic from the eastern portions of the
county is having, and will have, on Island communi-
"We are already overrun now," he noted.
"This part of the county is the beneficiary of all the
people who move in out east," he said. Sooner or later,
all of those people living out east will come to the
beaches and that's a very significant impact for the Is-
Other future visions see a need to save the county's
beaches, put a height restriction on high-rise construc-
tion, light more streets, add more east-west and north-
south roads, preserve more sensitive wetlands from
development, and provide more "fun" things to do
But the brainstorming session was not set up
to arrive at overall conclusions on any "visions"
for the county's future.
Input from the approximately 70 people
who attended the Island session along with in-
formation gathered at the 11 "mainland" ses-
sions will be used to help identify goals and
strategies for areas vital to the future of Mana-
tee County during the goal writing workshops in
March, according to a representative from
American Communities Partnership, the com-
pany hired by the county to produce the Imag-
ine Manatee visioning document.
Once goals and strategies are established, a
series of workshops in April will establish priori-
ties for the Imagine Manatee visioning document.
Second Villa Rosa fill complaint unfounded
By Rick Catlin
Villa Rosa developer Steve Noriega is probably
wondering who doesn't like him in Anna Maria.
Maybe he doesn't have to wonder.
After the Southwest Florida Water Management
District in early January halted stockpiling of fill ma-
terial at Villa Rosa from the Galati Marina dredging
project on a complaint from Anna Maria, Noriega said
he was going to follow Swiftmud's directive and wait
for his permit before continuing operations.
So he was pretty surprised when Swiftmud offi-
cials returned on Jan. 23 for another site inspection.
"They said another complaint had been filed by the
City of Anna Maria, that we were continuing to stock-
pile fill," said Noriega.
"I told them that since we got the letter, we hadn't
received any more dirt, but they were welcome to go
ahead and inspect the site."
They did and they didn't, Noriega said.
"They inspected the site and said they found no
evidence of any new dirt," he said.
While Noriega waits for his final Switfmud permit,
Bill King of Galati Marina said there won't be any
major dredging at that location on South Bay Boule-
vard in Anna Maria for another three weeks. By then,
Villa Rosa could have its final Swiftmud permit.
"I'll wait and see if they [Villa Rosa] get their per-
mit," said King. "If they don't, we'll just truck out to
the county landfill."
Noriega also said engineers from George F. Young
will conduct soil sample tests on the now-dry bottom
Jeff Heddon, left,
Gary Thorpe and
Brent Thompson of
the Anna Maria
S Department place
ers by storm drains
in their city to
S.to not dump waste
. Beach and
.'. Bradenton Beach
marked drains also
in the "Mark a
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obtained at 795-
material dredged by Galati to determine if it is
comparable for fill.
"If it's not, we won't use it as fill," he said. The
material might still be suitable as a base for roads at the
subdivision, he said.
Project engineers will also remove any organic
material found in the fill, but there is no evidence of
any toxicity in the material, said Mark Petersen of the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Petersen said the DEP conducted tests of the ma-
rina basin bottom prior to issuing Galati Marina a per-
mit for dredging and found no evidence of any harm-
Another condo proposed
in Bradenton Beach
Another new Gulffront condominium development
is being proposed for Bradenton Beach.
Rosa del Mar would be a Mediterranean-style 12-
unit project in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive. The prop-
erty presently comprises three vacation rental "homes,"
including the Breakers, Island Breeze and Whispering
The developer is Steve Noriega, who has devel-
oped the Capri just south of Bridge Street on the Gulf
in Bradenton Beach, and a partner with the upscale
Villa Rosa project in Anna Maria City.
Prices for the Rosa del Mar project are estimated
to start at $1.5 million, Noriega said.
The Breakers has a pending street vacation request
before the city commission. Owner George Sinclair
said a platted street runs under one of the buildings on
the property, and he has requested vacation of the ease-
ment to clear the title to the land. The city commission
will consider the proposal Feb. 6.
"What we're asking for is just to try to clear up the
title," Sinclair said.
Sinclair said the Breakers has not been sold to
Noriega as yet. "It's not sold until you get your money
in your hand," he said.
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An open letter...
To the Voters ofAnna Maria City:
Good Government is the community working together.
It can happen. A recent example of this is the effort put forth
by a very dedicated and talented group of our neighbors who ac-
cepted the task to revise our City Charter. As a result, numerous
ambiguities in the current charter have been replaced by clear and
specific language that makes it possible-to run our city like a busi-
ness. As we face the challenges in the years ahead, this is in
everybody's best interest. I urge you to vote "Yes" on the charter
After adoption of the revised charter, it's important we get off
to a good start. Should you elect me to the Anna Maria City Com-
mission on February 11,1 I pledge my years of successful business-
management experience to help bring about the much needed
My family history in Anna Maria City spans over 45 years. I
know where we've been. I know what we have. My goal and
promise to you is to everything I can to preserve and improve the
charm and character of our magnificent "island within the island!"
To that end, it's vital we all work together.
Candidate for City Commissioner
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PAGE 6 N JAN. 29, 2003 THE ISLANDER
Some of us now don't show your surprise -
are not football fans. A few at The Islander office are
big football fans and a few are BIG Buccaneer fans.
The lines divide more among Seminoles and
Gators, but still there are those who just don't get
into the "fan" thing.
Well, judging from the fanfare in all the other
media, this Super Bowl thing.is a BIG deal. BIG.
One news announcer.on TV said she'd contacted
last year's Super Bowl winner's spokesperson and
she indicated that Tampa Bay'is in for a great year,
saying the recognition will be fantastic for Tampa.
We can only hope, for the sake of all those
(naysayers) who ask for little or nothing to do with
recognition for Anna Maria Island, that the tide of
victory passes them by with little fanfare.
No Buccaneer souvenir shops here. No way.
No Buccaneer cupcakes. No swashbucklers. And
like Christmas decorations left after the New Year,
down with the flags, please! There's imminent dan-
ger a committee will form to insist on a petition to
present to a commission to eliminate the abundance
of Buc stuff.
Dogs, teachers, firemen and nearly everyone
we've seen is displaying or wearing Buc stuff. Why,
even our friend Emily Giles, long, longtime winter
resident of Holmes Beach and a truly dear southern
woman from North Carolina, asked us to pick her up
"some Buc souvenir or another." (She doesn't
Well, Bucs fan or no, this Super Bowl victory is
far better than the alternative. Imagine the sour faces
and the whining we'd have to endure if the Bucs had
So let's hear it for the Bucs.
It's a great day for Tampa Bay football fans and
we can all be proud. The football champions of the
world are just across-the bay.
It's far better news than more condos coming, a
parking ban petition, noisy trolleys, bad bay water,
parking meters in our future and Portugese men-of-
war littering the beaches like coquinas.
And while we're still feeling the thrill of victory,
let's all do our best warm weather dance.
It's just too darn cold here even for football.
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No moving, please
As a public service, I would like to point out that
the section concerning Anna Maria Island in the 2003
edition of Island to Island Directory, currently being
distributed, is seriously flawed.
I will leave it to your readers to check it out for
themselves. They will see that some of Anna Maria
City's residents have been moved to Holmes Beach and
elsewhere, and that some of us Holmes Beach citizens
have been summarily moved off the Island to
Bradenton with a new zip code.
They will also find that some churches, restaurants,
motels, real estate and other Island businesses and pro-
fessionals have been relocated, which should be of
some concern to all, particularly to our visitors not fa-
miliar with the Island.
On the flip side, perhaps I'll be getting less junk
mail if my "new" address is used. I'm not suggesting
what one should do with one's copy of this
"misdirectory," but I know what I'm going to do with
Gib Bergquist, Holmes Beach
I read with interest the letter from James Braha
regarding the police "zero-tolerance policy on speed-
ing." Mr. Braha has enjoyed the beauty of Anna Maria
Island. He has enjoyed the fine restaurants. But he finds
it impossible to appreciate the police officers who ac-
tually do the job they are hired to do.
Mr. Braha admitted he was so engrossed in conver-
sation that he "failed to notice the 25-mph speed limit."
He admitted he began driving 10 mph over the speed
limit before it actually changed. What if he had been so
engrossed in conversation that he had hit someone?
That 10 mph could have been the difference between
injury or death.
I recently received my first speeding ticket in 38
years of driving. Instead of making foolish excuses to
get out of it, I thanked the officer for stopping and tick-
eting me. There is no excuse for being irresponsible
when you are driving an automobile. My sincere thanks
to all policemen and policewomen who take their jobs
seriously and do them well.
Margie DiGiovanni, Longboat Key
Just try Longboat
In response to the letter by James Braha of
Longboat Key regarding getting a speeding ticket in
When my son got his first and only moving viola-
tion ticket on Longboat Key for towing a friend on the
back of his moped and not supplying this friend with
a helmet, the polite and courteous LBK policeman did
not give my son a "warning" as you think you deserve
for your moving violation (speeding). My son went to
court and when all was said and done, I had spent $800
in legal fees and court costs.
Whiner! Sue us! We live for lawsuits!
Doug Dowling, Anna Maria
Thanks for support
On behalf of the entire staff and student body of
Island Middle School, I would like to extend a heart-
felt thank you to the Sandbar restaurant for sponsoring
our PTO dinner. The generosity, style and delicious
food provided the perfect kickoff for our annual walk-
We are truly fortunate to be located in a commu-
nity that is so very supportive of its schools, students
and teachers. This generosity enables us the funds and
resources necessary to further enhance both the educa-
tion and experiences of the students in our school.
Thank you, Sandbar, not only for your positive
involvement in education, but also for the high standard
of character that you exemplify in this community.
Jeanne Shell, director, IMS
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 29, 2003 PAGE 7
Maloney: I'm on a roll
By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
Funny how one thought can sometimes lead to an-
other thought that has no relation whatsoever to that first
thought. At least it happens to me now and then. One of
those "thens" was just yesterday, in fact. For some un-
known reason I was thinking about an old college profes-
sor of mine who once asked what each of us in his class
thought was the greatest invention of all time.
I don't remember what I said earned that recogni-
tion, nor do I remember what any of the others named.
But I do remember that he rejected them all and insisted
that the greatest invention of all was the round manhole
cover. It's the only shaped manhole cover, he pointed
out, that could not fall into the manhole. And as a re-
sult a single man could both remove and replace round
manhole covers by himself with no risk of losing it.
He was upset, that professor, because nobody
knows who was the first to reject square and rectangu-
lar covers for the round one, and so that inventor never
got the credit he deserved.
Now that thought, for another unknown reason,
moved my mind to toilet paper. Not just any roll of
toilet paper, but the ones that are in every hotel room
where the first sheets are folded into triangles. Did you
ever hear of any hotel housekeeper get credit for being
the first to fold that way? No, just like the manhole
That thought led to toilet paper in general. Like, I
suddenly wondered, whatever happened to colored and
designed toilet paper? When did that give in to just
I was also thinking of toilet paper the other day
while waiting for wife Sarah to come out of Sam's.
That's because a man came out with one of Sam's typi-
cal quantity bargains a 96-roll pack of toilet paper.
I was dying to follow him to Publix to see what he ate
that required that amount of follow-up.
And who came up recently with the double rolls of
toilet paper? At least the manufacturers claim those big
rolls have twice as many sheets per roll. Has anybody
you know ever counted? And could that man at Sam's
reminded of her only other fault she still squeezes
the toothpaste from the top of the tube.
And that reminds me that I probably should have
forgotten to bring that up here.
Islander candidate forum
Thursday in Anna Maria
The Islander candidate forum for the Feb.
11 Anna Maria city election will be at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Anna Maria City Hall.
City commission candidates Linda Cramer,
Duke Miller and Jeff Smith will be on hand to
answer questions from The Islander and mem-
bers of the public.
Critical issues to be discussed include the
proposed parking plan for the city, the proposed
new city charter, drainage, coastal erosion, code
enforcement and land use and development.
get the same service from only 48 double rolls?
And more about double rolls: We're told that we
get one roll for the same price we would have paid for
two regulars. Big deal, but the "deal" is for the toilet
paper manufacturers because then need to give us -
in the middle of those double rolls only one of those
round cardboard rolls.
Is it true that as I was told in the Army to make
me feel safe in the air our planes' wings back then
would never fall off because Boeing hired the same guy
who invented toilet paper roll perforations to tell them
how to attach wings?
All is not lost for travelers, however. I am old
enough to remember when we used to have to pack
American toilet paper with our passports if we went
overseas where wax paper was still king.
These toilet paper thoughts finally ended when I
remembered how long it took me after marriage to
convince wife Sarah to place the toilet paper rolls in
their holder so that they rolled over the top instead of
from the bottom. The thoughts ended there because it
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Cell tower moratorium extension sought
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board voted
Jan. 20 to recommend to the city commission that the
current moratorium on cell tower construction due
to expire Feb. 28 be extended 60 days to allow the
board and the city commission time to prepare a new
wireless communications ordinance.
Board members also took on the arduous task of
making specific recommendations for the proposed
ordinance dealing with site selection of communica-
While board members agreed with the "carrot-and-
stick" approach in the ordinance that would create three
tiers of cellular facility applications for city permitting,
several members were not happy that city approval in
a Tier 1 or Tier 2 application would be in the hands of
Only an application by a wireless company to place
a facility in a "Tier 3" location would require city com-
A Tier 1 application could be approved by the
city's building official, while a Tier 2 application
would be subject to administrative review by the
mayor, who may elect to have the city commission re-
view that application if it has "extenuating circum-
Board members Ellen Trudelle and Dale Wood-
land said they were "uncomfortable" with any one in-
dividual having sole authority to permit an application
under Tier I or Tier 2.
Other committee members were concerned they
weren't given the copies of the city's wireless master
plan prepared by consultants Kreines & Kreines to re-
view prior to making a decision on locations.
Board member Gary Deffenbaugh suggested the
city have just one cell tower for wireless facilities and
this should be placed on city property at city hall.
But board member Charles Canniff said people
were telling him they didn't want a single, large tower
in the city.
Board chairman Doug Copeland reminded mem-
bers the reason the city paid for the Kreines report was
because it didn't want a single, large cell tower.
"We spent $25,000 to show us the way," he said.
City Attorney Jim Dye suggested the board "not
become bogged down" in specifics, just make general
recommendations at this meeting.
Board members eventually agreed that Tier I ap-
plications for facilities should be encouraged for loca-
tions on city property such as the public works build-
ing and city hall.
Tier 1 applications could also be for sites such as
existing utility poles, marinas and religious institutions,
and on rooftops.
The board felt wireless facilities should only be in
commercial or retail/residential (ROR) zones, not in
strictly residential areas.
Locations where the city would discourage appli-
cations (Tier 3) would be in flood-prone areas, where
historical and culturally significant resources are lo-
cated, natural areas with desirable vegetation, visual
corridors, shorelines and canal banks, wetlands, and
Copeland said it looked like "we only have Tier 1
and Tier 3 locations.
"But where we don't want a Tier 1 application may
become a Tier 2," he added.
Either way, the board has made a good start on the
"carrot-and-stick" approach, said Dye.
No location for a cellular communications facility
in the city is prohibited, but an application in a Tier 1
location is "the carrot," which is a simple building per-
mit application, while a Tier 3 application is "the
stick," which would require city commission scrutiny
at a public meeting.
"Just make towers hard to get," suggested Dye,
noting the difference between a cell tower and a cellu-
lar communications facility. The city wants to encour-
age facilities to be placed on top of existing locations
to eliminate the need for cell tower construction.
Federal law requires cities to provide for wireless
communications facilities, but makes no such provision
for cellular towers.
"And remember, ordinances can always be
changed," added Copeland.
Palma Sola scenic highway readies application
By Rick Catlin
The Palma Sola Corridor Advocacy Group is
nearing completion of its application to the Florida
Department of Transportation's Scenic Highway
Advisory Committee to have the Palma Sola
Causeway designated as a state scenic highway.
The PSCAG has already received informal
approval of its eligibility application and members
discussed a number of issues in the designation
application at a Jan. 22 meeting.
Bradenton City Councilman Gene Gallo, co-
chair of the CAG, noted the draft version of the des-
ignation application only shows conceptual plans
for the east end of the causeway and at Kingfish
Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach. Commissioners from
his city will likely want to see a plan for the entire
causeway before signing any application.
He suggested that before the application goes
before the Bradenton City Council, the CAG "have
it conceptual for the entire length of the causeway."
"So we may not be ready at this point," said
Myra Monreal of the Orlando-based RS&H plan-
ning and design firm hired by the DOT to oversee
The CAG agreed with Gallo and Monreal said
she will have conceptual design drawings done by
the next CAG meeting to show a parking lot, horse
trail, restrooms and a bicycle path for the west-
central portion of the causeway.
CAG members discussed adding additional
rest rooms along the causeway between the al-
ready-planned east section and the Kingfish Boat
The CAG also received a DOT report that said
the existing 50-mph speed limit is acceptable for
the scenic highway and that no-passing zones will
be instituted in many sections. The DOT also plans
to build center traffic islands with turn lanes along
the causeway, but there are no plans to four-lane
any portion of the causeway.
The designation application includes the
CAG's "Conceptual Master Plan," designed to
"call out what is already beautiful about the cause-
way, clear out invasive plants and material, pre-
serve the view and maintain the causal atmosphere
of the beach-side activities."
The master plan calls for managed acce'. to
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Be wary of wars Portugese-man.of-war
By Rick Catlin
Hundreds of dead but dangerous Portugese Man-Of-
War jellyfish have washed ashore along Anna Maria
Island's Gulf beaches the past weeks, prompting a county
cleanup effort and a warning from lifeguards at the Mana-
tee County Marine Rescue Station at Manatee Public
Joe Rossi of the Marine Rescue Station said around
15 of the dangerous jellyfish were found Monday, Jan. 20,
washed ashore, mostly between the station in Holmes
Beach and Anna Maria.
On Friday, Jan. 24, hundreds of men-of-war were dis-
coveted in various locations along the beach, but Rossi ad-
vised against picking one up as a souvenir.
"If you find one, don't touch it because it could still
be poisonous," even though it's dead, Rossi said.
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 jel-
lyfish," Rossi said.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said she
would have public works director Joe Duennes organize
a cleanup effort in conjunction with the Manatee County
The "Physalia physalis" is classified with jellyfish,
and is approximately 10 inches in size, with a translucent
blue, balloon-like, gas-filled body, according to the Na-
tional Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. Its sting-
ing tentacles cause severe bums and blisters even when
And at this time of the year with the south-southwest
winds, they follow the currents from the Atlantic, said
Rossi. It's not unusual to see them in January along the
Gulf coast, he added, but there seem to be more than nor-
mal right now.
Parking limits to be enforced
Starting Saturday, a two-hour parking limit will
be enforced in the Bridge Street area of Bradenton
City commissioners agreed that the parking
limit is needed to scoot employees off the street and
allow more patrons of the area's shops, lounges and
restaurants to find a convenient place to park.
The two-hour parking limit will include Bridge
Street and the area adjacent to the Bradenton Beach
City Pier. The city's public parking lot, located be-
tween Bridge Street and First Street, will not be in-
cluded in the parking limitation. Private parking
lots will also be exempt.
Commissioners also agreed to attempt to cre-
ate a "park-and-ride" parking lot northeast of Co-
quina Beach for employees of the Bridge Street
area to further free up parking in the area. The prop-
erty is owned by Manatee County, so county ap-
proval would be needed.
The jellyfish have been reported on beaches from
Anna Maria to Siesta Key, according to scientists at Mote
Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.
Palma Sola seeks scenic label
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
and from Manatee Avenue, removal of exotic plants,
relocation of the boat ramps, a native plant identifica-
tion area, an environmental science center, additional
fishing piers and picnic pavilions, new rest rooms on
the south side of the causeway, an expansion of the
beach area and possible beach renourishment, and a
protected swimming area.
The designation application also names a "Corri-
dor Management Entity" that will oversee the master
plan and ensure it is "accurately implemented, moni-
tored and updated," the application said.
The CME would be a volunteer group of represen-
tatives from both the public and private sector, includ-
ing businesses along the causeway. Funding for the
CME and the master plan would come from a variety
of public grants along with local, state and federal
When finalized, the designation application must
be approved by the Bradenton City Council, the
Holmes Beach City Commission and the Manatee
County Board of County Commissioners prior to sub-
mission to the scenic highway advisory committee.
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is this weekend
The seventh annual Anna Maria Islandfest arts and
crafts show will be Saturday and Sunday, Feb.l and 2,
at the Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5901 Marina
Artists and crafters have signed up from 22 states
as well as local artists, says the sponsor, Sunset Bou-
levard Promotions, and on-site displays and lectures
will be by the Wildlife Education Rehabilitation Cen-
The show will be open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both
days. Admission is free and parking is ample. Details
may be obtained by calling 927-1375.
Sponsors being sought
for Sandblast 2003
Sponsorships are open for sand-sculpting teams in
the 2003 edition of SandBlast, fundraising social event
for the Keep Manatee Beautiful program.
The spectacular event will be Feb. 22 on the beach
of the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Sculpture plots will be assigned
starting at 8:30 a.m. In addition, free clinics will be
taught by Team Sandtastic the preceding three days
between 5 and 6 p.m. Last year's event raised $3,500
for Keep Manatee Beautiful.
Ed Chiles and his Beach House again this year will
be a "gold partner," giving $2,500 to the event. Other
sponsorships are open to businesses at $300 apiece,
each to underwrite a sculpting team of up to 15 mem-
bers primarily from schools and youth organizations.
Professional sandcastle builders will judge the
teams' creations on originality, technical difficulty,
artistic execution, carving and sculpture technique.
Details may be obtained by calling 795-8272.
Civic group will hear
of drainage study
Al Wiedorn and Louis Strickland will present the
results of their study of the Holmes Beach drainage
system at a meeting of the Holmes Beach Civic Asso-
ciation Saturday, Feb. 1.
The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
and is open to anyone interested, said Jane Early, as-
"If you are concerned about flooding, pollution of
our waters and what we as citizens can do about this
situation, come to the meeting," she said. Details may
be obtained by calling 778-4366.
Writers meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers organization will meet at
10:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with partici-
pants to bring original poems and essays to read. De-
tails are available at 761-9036.
Woman's club luncheon,
display next Wednesday
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will host
its International Luncheon and Craft Display at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Hostesses will be Gerry Parker, Miriam Peck,
* Bette Riordan, Grace Cooper, Dorothy Andrews and
Jane Winegarden. Members are to bring table service
and a potluck dish to share.
Further information may be obtained by calling
Valentine serenaders taking
* orders now
* A unique singing valentine program is being orga-
nized by the Sandpipers barbershop chorus and quar-
* tets to bring serenaders to home, office, school, restau-
* rant or just about anywhere on Valentine's Day.
Orders for the unusual personal valentines are being
* taken now at 778-4590 or 795-5205. Cost is $35 and in-
cludes two sweetheart songs, a card and chocolates.
The program will go on all day Feb. 14. The Sand-
* pipers have been "serenading Manatee and Island
sweethearts for 10 years," according to Sandpipers
* president Jerry Ammons, and "the program has always
been a success." Proceeds will be shared with Valen-
Johanna Zimmerman of Bradenton Beach, known for
helpfulness, has celebrated her 70th birthday. She
has helped Bradenton Beach police by translating
for German and Polish vacationers who needed
police help, regularly shows visitors around the
Island, and opens her shoreside deck for weddings.
Living on the Island for 30 years, she was employed
until recently at Island Bazaar.
Spring fashions coming
to Episcopal meeting
The spring fashion show of the Women of the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will be the fo-
cus at the group's meeting starting at 11 a.m. Thursday,
The models will be showing spring clothing from
Sun & Surf resortwear shop at the show at the church,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, to be followed by
Beach attire, dresses, shoes, hats, handbags, jew-
elry and other fashions will be shown, as well as attire
for men and children.
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained by calling 778-1638.
Stained glass stone class
Instruction in making garden stepping stones with
stained glass is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday,
Feb. 3 and 4, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The stones which classmates will make will be of
butterfly design, said artist Glen LeFevre, who will
instruct in cutting, grinding, grouting and polishing the
glass. Cost is $55 for members, $60 nonmembers.
The class will be from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, 9-
10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Registration deadline is Friday,
Jan. 31. Details may be obtained at 778-1908.
'Art' coming to Island stage
A painting is enough to open the gate for three
friends to let fly with some things they've been saving
up about each other in the Island Players next produc-
It will run March 6-23 at the Island Players play-
house, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna
The plot whirls around Serge's purchase of an ex-
pensive painting, which makes him noisily exuberant.
Friend Marc doesn't like the artwork at all while the
third buddy, Yvan, is on the fence.
The painting proves to be a catalyst for the three
pals to unload some repressed feelings about each
other, which does nothing for their friendship.
Tom Aposporos plays Serge, Mark Woodland is
cast as Marc and Mark Shoemaker as Yvan.
Director is Phyllis Elfenbein and Debron Keller-
McCartney is stage manager. Jack Abene and Carolyn
Pepka are designing the set, Don Bailey costumes,
Chris McVicker lighting, and Walt Schmidt and Bob
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for three Sunday
matinees, which start at 2 p.m. There are no perfor-
Tickets at $14 may be obtained at the box office
daily except Sunday starting Feb. 24 or by calling 778-
Cortez fishing festival approaching
By Jim Hanson
Plans are in their final stage for the 21st annual
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, scheduled Feb.
It will jam the historic fishing village with a crowd
that is always notably good-natured, events and attractions
and specials for children. The festival averages an atten-
dance of 20,000 every year, and this in a 10-block village.
Admission is $2 for adults, kids free. Parking is on
the streets of the village or on Anna Maria Island at Co-
quina Beach, with a shuttle back and forth to the fes-
tivities. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15,
and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16.
There will be live music all over the place, stroll-
-ing and stationary. Nautical arts and crafts will fea-
tured, and environmental exhibits, seafood and other
edibles more or less congregated in one area, and beer
- plenty of ice cold beer.
Youngsters will find plenty to do, including the
Island Branch Library's
An art exhibit, quilts, tax seminar, literary critic
and travel to Las Vegas enliven the Island Branch Li-
brary on its February schedule.
An exhibit of ceramic art and photography will be
provided by a mother/daughter team, Nina Ransohoff
and Elizabeth Davies, all month at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Ransohloff will show ceramics with a variety of
glaze techniques, while daughter Davies will have a
collection of photos taken in China.
The quilt display will have contemporary and tra-
ditional quilts, provided by the Sharing Quilters orga-
nization and coordinated by Eva Asbury.
The tax affair will be a seminar on intangible taxes,
presented by the Florida Department of Revenue at
10:15 a.m. Feb. 20.
Literary critic Dr. John Mellon will discuss Carol
Shields' novel "Unless" as part of the Friends of the Li-
brary Focus on Florida program Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. and
repeated at 2 p.m. to accommodate patrons.
Another Friends program will feature Jim
Hyndman in a presentation of Las Vegas as a destina-
Parents to meet
Parents Support Group will meet at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Cost is
$2 per person. Details are available at 778-1908.
Art poster competition
coming to Longboat
A turtle art poster contest is on the horizon for
Longboat Key, with entry deadline March 31.
Jillian Busard, head of the sponsoring Turtle Watch
and holder of the state marine turtle preservation per-
mit for the key, said the contest seeks "general artistic
interpretations regarding sea turtles, including the nest-
ing and hatching of loggerheads, and especially the
need for 'lights out'" to protect turtles and hatchlings.
First prize is $50. There is a $5 submission fee for
each entry. The artwork should be 11 by 16 inches, de-
livered to her at Suite 101, 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Details are available at 383-2300.
rock wall, climbed by hundreds during last year's
event. There will be pony rides, boat rides, a petting
zoo, a "touch tank" where Cortez fishermen will have
a variety of "touchable" sea creatures.
The traditional Cortez T-shirts will be on sale, this
year's theme "If Wishes Were Fishes" designed by
Manatee Community College students. All of the T-
shirts of the past 20 festivals will be on display.
The Cortez Historical Society will sell scenic post-
cards for the first time, and open its expanded museum
in the Cortez Community Center on 123rd Street Court
at the center of the village.
Sponsor of the festival is the Cortez-based Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage, which will put pro-
ceeds into the fund to pay for the 95-acre wooded and
wetland property it is buying at the eastern end of the
village. It is determined to keep the tract unspoiled as
a buffer against development.
The festival has its own Web page this year,
cortezfishingfestival.org, for quick reference.
schedule for February
tion and even as a hometown, 2 p.m. Feb. 18.
The month's schedule at the library:
Monday, Feb. 3, 10 and 14, Internet class for be-
ginners with advance registration required through
778-6341, at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, Mellon's discussion of the
Shields nove "Unless," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, Hyndman travel lecture on Las
Vegas, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, veterans service of-
ficer to interview clients by appointment through 749-
3030, from 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Family Storytime,
Wednesday, Feb. 12, Friends Book Club, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, intangible tax seminar by state
Department of Revenue, 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
To marry on
Joseph Pedota of
Miami, formerly of
Anna Maria Island,
St and Simone Souza of
Brazil plan to marry
in March in a
ceremony on the
Island, according to
an announcement by
his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Pedota
of Bradenton. The
couple will reside in
Legion post's breakfast Sunday
American Legion Post 24 honor guard will host a
public breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2,
at 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
On the menu for $4 will be all you can eat of eggs,
potatoes, sausage, bacon, biscuits and. gravy, grits,
french toast,,juice and coffee. Details are available at
Organist Olivera to play at MCC
Hector Olivera, world renowned organist, will
present a concert on Manatee Community College's
pipe organ at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Neel Au-
ditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Argentinan Olivera began playing the organ at 3 and
by 9 had composed a suite and at 18 was performing
throughout Latin America. He has since appeared all over
the world, including Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall,
Notre Dame in Paris and Royal Albert Hall in London.
Tickets at $10, students $5, may be obtained at the
box office weekdays or by calling 752-5252.
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Selling peas for rubies?
By Bonner Joy
Sound preposterous? Hardly so, if it's Ruby C.
Williams who's selling the peas.
From top-shelf produce to a "top dog" in the "out-
sider art" world, Ruby has made her mark.
In fact, it was only about eight short years ago
when on a trip to Lake Wales on State Road 60 I first
noticed Ruby's fruit stand in Bealsville near Plant City.
Ruby's great-grandmother was one of five freed
slaves to found the town she lives in and Ruby was
born and raised on this farm, the third of seven chil-
The signs drew me to Ruby's in spite of the fact
there were other fruit stands every mile or so. And as
I drove out of Ruby's driveway, loaded with strawber-
ries, collard greens and a big jar of honey, I knew I
would regret not asking her if the signs that had beck-
oned me were for sale.
In fact, I almost turned around but decided it was
foolish. Why would she part with them? Obviously the
signs were working for her, and she needed them. I kept
Even in the days and weeks after that trip, I regret-
ted not going back to ask about the signs. I came to
regret the decision even more when I saw her work
several years later selling for big bucks on the Internet.
Now there's a chance at redemption. A chance to
purchase Ruby's art work. Ruby is coming to town.
Yes, Holmes Beach. Anna Maria Island. To The Is-
lander, in fact. She's bringing her art and the newspa-
per is sponsoring her show and selling her work.
Thanks to an invitation from Ines Norman of
Bradenton Beach, an accomplished artist whose palette is
ever changing and diversified, and her "connection" with
Ruby, we'll be hosting a show and sale of Ruby's new
work at The Islander from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
(Letters from Ruby include frequent parenthetical
Ines discovered Ruby through art collector friends
Robin Litton and Joe Leon of Woodstock/Holmes
Beach, now both deceased. They had some of Ruby's
work and gave Ines a primitive painted doll featuring
a frequently repeated Ruby character known as
"Bonnie Bon Bonnie."
"Later, my friend [artist] Laura Beard of Holmes
Beach traveled by Ruby's place and saw the colorful
'stuff and Ruby's van, and she told me about it and we
planned a road trip there with other friends, including
Cortez artist Susan Curry and another artist friend from
Artist Ruby C. Williams will be on the Island Feb. 7 at a public reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
From simple signs to advertise
the strawberries and turnip
greens, eventually Ruby's char-
acters emerged, the art spilled
over from the produce stand to a
small tin-roofed gallery and onto
the surrounding grounds, along
the fences bordering the dirt
driveway and the animal pens.
Woodstock," Norman said.
"Since that time, Ruby and I have corresponded
and talked about a show for her here. I'm excited she's
coming here and we have this opportunity for more
Village of the Arts show coming to Island
Bradenton's Village of the Arts will provide an
exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League gallery
during February, with the opening reception Friday,
League director Ginger White said the village art-
ists are to submit works here to expand the exposure of
their art beyond downtown Bradenton.
It will be opening on First Friday, the traditional
day of art concentration each month. The reception will
be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the gallery, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The league also announced plans for its annual
"student exhibit" Feb. 28-March 27, featuring works
completed under the tutelage of league instructors.
Submissions will be received Feb. 25-27, $5 per entry,
Further information may be obtained by calling
Gallery West invited to Bradenton show
Gallery West, Anna Maria Island artists coopera- 12th St. W. Opening reception will be from 6-9 p.m.
tive, has been invited to participate in a group show Friday, Feb. 7, at the Bradenton gallery and studio.
Feb. 7-23 in Graciela Giles Gallery and Studio in Details may be obtained at Gallery West, 5368
Bradenton. Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or by telephoning 778-
The gallery is in the Village of the Arts at 1014 6648.
for Artists Guild -
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria
held its 2003 installation of
officers at its January meeting.
The new slate includes Shirley
O'Day, corresponding secretary;
Jean Malczavek, recording
secretary; Ann Terhardt, second
vice-president; Sue Lynn Cotton,
first vice-president; and Phyllis
Cogan, president. Islander Photo:
people to meet Ruby and discover her art."
The reception to welcome Ruby will feature light
appetizers of fresh produce black-eyed peas, corn,
beans and collards and fresh fruit compliments of
the The Islander and Ooh La La! restaurant.
Of course, there will be art Ruby's paintings
with messages, sometimes irreverent and sometimes
religious. "Tired of being the good guy," "God, help us
to love" and "I am selling peas for Ruby's" are famil-
iar themes. Paintings with alligators and paintings with
fish and paintings with women and men telling us
Ruby's messages are recurring themes of her work.
"I just had this notion all my life to paint," Ruby
said. "I always thought I could do something with my
hands. I thought folks -my family would laugh at
me when I paint."
The roadside signs were a halfway measure. Now
she paints her mind and her heart.
Asked about her influences, Ruby says, "not other
artists. I don't get ideas from them."
The characters in her paintings are hers alone.
"Those are mine. They mine. They only belong to me."
And the ideas, she says, come from "the spirit of the
Lord. He reveals to me what do or when to do it."
From simple signs to advertise the strawberries and
turnip greens, eventually Ruby's characters emerged,
the art spilled over from the produce stand to a small
tin-roofed gallery and onto the surrounding grounds,
along the fences bordering the dirt driveway and the
And as folk art grew in popularity and the art world
came to acknowledge "outsider art" (work by untrained
artists), Ruby got noticed. Her latest work, the spunky
"Buffalo-Cowgirl," reportedly goes for $2,500.
Ruby still lives in an old travel trailer near the pro-
duce stand, while her work graces art collections and
museums from Los Angeles to Long Island, and from
Polk County to the Midwest. A shiny new Mercedes
sits in the driveway up the road from the produce stand
- her concession to fame and success.
Ruby's work was celebrated with a three-day, one-
woman show at Matthews Art Gallery in Tampa in
September last year.
Sales of Ruby's works here will benefit art students
on Anna Maria Island at both the elementary school
and the middle school, with a portion of Friday night's
sales being earmarked for art supplies at the schools.
The Anna Maria Island show is one night only,
Friday, Feb. 7, with a public reception to welcome
Williams, including "light delights and fresh produce"
from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Islander and along the sidewalk
in front of the newspaper and the adjoining Ooh La La!
bistro, 5404 and 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Islander, Ooh La La! and Mike Norman Re-
alty will host the reception.
For information, call The Islander at 778-7978.
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 29, 2003 M PAGE 13
Bradenton Beach police help nab Island drug dealers
Bradenton Beach police officers arrested three of
four suspected Anna Maria Island drug dealers after
launching a focused investigation last month.
Officers believe Nicholas Pierce, 29, Kenneth
Larson, 20, and William Lumpkin, 37, all of
Bradenton, have been working together to transport
and sell illegal narcotics on Anna Maria Island.
Through the course of their investigation, officers
said they uncovered that Lumpkin is a main supplier
of cocaine and cannabis and that he supplies Pierce
The investigation also indicated that the three
dealers kept the main supply of narcotics at their home
on 64th Avenue Drive East in Bradenton.
Working with officers from the Manatee Sheriff's
Office Special Investigations Division, a joint inves-
tigation was conducted and a search warrant was ob-
County headway on
Peacock Lane sewers
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore notified
residents of Peacock Lane that the Manatee County
Government Project Management Department is mak-
ing headway on the homeowners' requests to have
sewer lines installed to their homes.
According to Whitmore, a county attorney uncov-
ered Florida statutes that do not allow counties to im-
pose special assessments on areas within the bound-
aries of an incorporated city.
The county, not the city, owns the sewer system
and would receive revenue to expand its system to in-
clude Peacock Lane. Special assessment fees are im-
posed on the property owner over a period of several
years in order for the county to provide improvements
to the system.
According to Whitmore, the county attorney is
working on a draft ordinance for the City of Holmes
Beach to adopt that will allow the county to impose
special assessments on the sewer line for a period not
to exceed 20 years.
Whitmore said she expects to have the draft ordi-
nance from the county by mid-February.
Currently all of the properties on Peacock Lane,
which were built between 1973 and 1990, use septic
tanks. In February 2002, eight of the 11 property own-
ers on that street submitted a petition requesting to be
hooked up to county sewer lines.
trained for the Bradenton residence.
On Jan. 17, officers executed the search warrant.
At the residence, Larson was found in the living
room and Pierce was found in a bedroom.
According to the police report, Larson told officers
that he didn't know if there were any illegal drugs in the
home, but that sometimes people came over to smoke.
Larson indicated that the northwest bedroom be-
longed to him and during the search detectives located
two stashes of powdered cocaine. The total weight of
both stashes was 5.7 grams, and according to the report,
it was packaged and ready for sale.
According to the report, Pierce cooperated with
officers when interviewed and admitted to having some
cocaine and marijuana in his room.
The weight of the cocaine found in Pierce's room
was 1 gram and the weight of the marijuana was 6.8
grams. Also located in Pierce's room were rolling pa-
pers, a marijuana pipe and bong, Zanax pills, more than
$1,000 stuffed under the mattress and a Lorcin .380
Pierce stated to officers that he and his girlfriend
keep the gun for personal protection. However, Pierce
is a convicted felon and can not legally be in posses-
sion of a handgun, officers said.
While officers were at the residence, Lumpkin ar-
rived home. Lumpkin was searched and found to be in
possession of a large sum of money and 8 grams of
The three men were transported to Manatee County
Jail and charged with possession of controlled sub-
stances and drug paraphernalia. Pierce was also
charged with possession of a concealed handgun by a
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AME parents learn what kids 'Rave' about
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon gave
Anna Maria Elementary School parents a clue or two
about what goes on at a modem "Rave" party, which
is a popular but potentially harmful pastime with
Lannon told parents that today's drug and party
scene is not the same as it was when they were grow-
Today's youth favors marijuana and Ecstasy,
which has replaced cocaine's popularity among young
According to Lannon, Ecstasy, a synthetic pill, is
most often taken at all-night dance parties called
Some of the paraphernalia that goes along with
taking Ecstasy looks innocent to the unaware parent.
Lannon said some clues that your child might be tak-
ing Ecstasy include, pockets full of sugar packets or
candy, such as Skittles or Blow Pops, a pacifier and
"Finding one Blow Pop, or bag of Skittles
shouldn't be alarming," Lannon advised. "But, if
you're finding several types of candy in addition to
other items, you might want to take a closer look at
what your child may be doing."
The high sugar content of candy, Lannon said,
helps the Ecstasy high last longer, the pacifier keeps
the user from grinding his or her teeth, and the glow
stick is used while dancing to make the "trip" more
Ecstasy carries with it high health risks. The drug
affects the chemistry of the brain, increases heart rates
and can raise body temperatures very high.
Lannon said Ecstasy users may end up with
memory loss and short attention spans. But immedi-
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Lannon said that teenagers mistakenly think the
energy drink will keep them up and "buzzed" all night,
but the combination with liquor actually will make
them vomit most of the night.
Lannon told parents that as both AME and the Is-
land Middle School's resource officer, students are able
and willing to talk to him about peer pressure and con-
As part of his ongoing Drug Awareness Resistance
Education program, he educates Island students about
the physical harm caused by drugs and alcohol, as well
as offers them strategies to deal with peer pressure.
Lannon said that he has not had any reports of drug
use at AME, but students as young as 12 have reported
being approached in other areas or invited to Rave par-
The best thing to do, Lannon said, if your child tells
you they have seen drug activity or been approached by
other kids to use drugs, is to call the local police depart-
"You can remain anonymous," said Lannon, "but
most people on the Island don't call."
How much do you
know about raves?
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon recently
put Anna Maria Elementary School parents to the test,
asking them how much they knew about "Rave" par-
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ties popular with today's youth.
Parents were asked to fill out the following ques-
tionnaire to determine how much they knew about what
goes on at these all-night rave parties.
1. How long do the effects of the drug Ecstasy last?
a. one hour
b. one day
c. two weeks
d. one month
2. "Snow" is the slang term for:
3. What is a Rave.party?
a. a church gathering
b. a school social
c. a gathering of young people using illegal drugs
d. quality time with the family
4. The most popular drug at clubs and high schools
that causes brain damage is:
5. What is the most commonly used illegal drug?
6. The most common items used at Raves are:
c. glow sticks
d. all of the above
7. The name "gumby" and mojoo" are names of:
a. cartoon characters
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b. empty buildings
d. all of the above
9. The most common time for Rave parties is:
a. noon to midnight
b. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
c. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
d. 10 p.m. to whenever
10. The food of choice for someone on ecstasy is:
a. Special K cereal
11. If a person is using Ecstasy, their temperature
a. rise to 115 degrees
b. drop to 94 degrees
c. remain the same at 98.6 degrees
d. none of the above
12. Ketamine is a:
c. animal tranquilizer
13. "Trance" is a:
a. type of music
b. another name for a Rave
d. type of dance
14. Ritalin is a:
Parents at the AME Parent-Teacher Organization
were surprised by some of the answers, which are:
1. C, 2. B, 3. C, 4. A, 5. A, 6. A and C, 7. B, 8. D, 9. D,
10. C, 11. A, 12. C, 13. B, 14. B.
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Jane Margaret Anderson
Jane Margaret Anderson, 92, of Bradenton, died Jan.
Born in LaGrange, Ill., Ms. Anderson came to Mana-
tee County from there 35 years ago. She was a supervi-
sor of personnel placement at Western Electric in Chicago.
She was a charter member of the Key Royale Club in
Holmes Beach and a lifetime member of the Telephone
Pioneers of America. She was Episcopalian.
Memorial services were Jan. 27 at Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Cortez Chapel. Burial was at Mansion
Memorial Park, Ellenton. Memorial contributions, may
be made to the Manatee County Public Library, Island
Branch, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
She is survived by nieces Claire Hunter of
Longboat Key, Gail James of Orinda, Calif., and Jean
Travior of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and nephew Kenneth of
Miriam B. Beitler
Miriam B. Beitler, 85, of Bradenton, died Jan. 17.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Beitler came to Manatee
County from Hinsdale, Ill., in 1987. She was a home-
maker. She was a member of Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church, Bradenton Beach.
Memorial services were Jan. 24. Inurnment will be
in Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook, 11. Toale
Brothers Funeral Home, Bradenton Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Richard K.; sons Ken-
neth of St. Paul, Minn., Douglas of Tampa, and Philip
of Wheaton, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
Joan Brown, 66, of Bradenton, manager/partner of
Home True Value Hardware in Holmes Beach for 27
years, died as a result of a long illness Tuesday, Jan. 28.
No information was available at presstime, but
persons may call the staff at the hardware store for
information on memorials and services for Mrs.
Brown at 778-2811.
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Dorothy I. Gray
Dorothy I. Gray, 78, formerly of Anna Maria and
Longboat Key, died Jan. 25.
Born in Gridley, Ill., Mrs. Gray came to Manatee
County from there in 1961. She was a homemaker. She
participated in civil services during World War II and
was an avid traveler. She was Lutheran.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by daughters Paula Medor-Rampart
of Spring Hill and Cindy Rudin of Apple Valley, Calif.;
stepdaughter Kris Hanley of Desert Springs, Calif.; son
Dean Rich of Naples; stepsons Dave of L6ng Beach, Ca-
lif., and Kurt of Hesperia, Calif.; sisters Lorraine Hartman
of Gridley, Donna Price of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ramona
Schuler of Chenoa, Ill., and Tina Clark of Cooksville, Ill.;
brother Lester Bauman of Rockford, Ill.; 16 grandchil-
dren; and seven great-grandchildren.
James P. Heller
James P. Heller, 70, of Perico Island, died Jan. 26.
Born in Scranton, Pa., Mr. Heller came to Manatee
County from Moscow, Pa., in 1998. He was retired after
30 years as systems and purchasing agent with Blue Cross
of Northeast Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Navy
during the Korean War. He received a bachelor's degree
in business administration from Rutgers University.
Memorial services were Jan. 28. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600
Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota FL 34236, or to the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson
Pkwy., Sarasota FL 34236. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Janet T.; daughter Nancy
Carrigan of Dunedin; sons Andy of Scranton, Doug of
Moscow, and Chris of New York City; sister Margaret
Armswood of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
Lewis L. Kimball
Lewis L. Kimball, 78, of Bradenton, died Jan. 22.
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2002 from Oswego, N.Y. He was retired from Local
Labor Union 214 in Oswego. He served in the U.S.
Navy during World War II.
Services were private. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 5033 W.
Laurel St., Suite 110, Tampa FL 33607.
He is survived by sons Mark of Anna Maria and
Martin of Bradenton; three grandchildren; and five
Juliet P. Peloquin
Juliet P. Peloquin, 81, of Anna Maria, died Jan. 21.
Born in Union City, Conn., Mrs. Peloquinrcame to
Manatee County from Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1978. She
retired as owner of Julie's Inn Restaurant in East
Hampton, N.Y., and was a child caregiver for several
local families. She was Catholic.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation,
6221 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207.
She is survived by niece Sharon White of Winsted,
Conn.; nephews Pat Jasanus of Bristol, Conn., Mike
Jasanus and Vinnie Jasanus both of Southington,
Conn., and Billy Jasanus of Arlington, Texas.
Thomas E. Robinson
Thomas E. Robinson, 56, of Cortez, died Jan. 18.
Born in Ashland, Ohio, Mr. Robinson came to
Manatee County from Wooster, Ohio, in 1983. He was
a marine mechanic and welder. He served in the U.S.
Marine Corps. He was a member of the Eagles in
Wooster and the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach.
A celebration of life will be held from 2-5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Merry-Go-Round Bar and Grill,
10104 Cortez Road, Cortez.
He is survived by fiancee JoAnn Durnak of Cortez;
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show and sale of St. Bernard Catholic Church will open
with a gala from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the
church activities center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Tickets are $10 for the gala, and they are good
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daughters Wendy of Orlando and Jody Green of
Millersburg, Ohio; brother Richard of North Port;
mother Viola of North Port; and two grandchildren.
Mildred Roberts Underhill
Mildred Roberts Underhill, 85, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan. 23.
Born in Wake County, N.C., Mrs. Underhill came to
Manatee County from Raleigh, N.C., in 2001. She was a
homemaker. She was Pentecostal.
There were no services. Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Sheryl Spikes of Holmes
Beach, Jackie Cooke of Charleston, S.C., and Ga'l Will-
iams of Raleigh; sister Neoma Belcher of Tulsa, Okla.;
brothers Delmar Roberts of Blythewood, S.C., and James
Roberts of Fairfax, Va.; three grandchildren; and seven
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Beach, will be featured
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for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive, with
the artist's reception 5-
7p.m. Jan. 31. This
painting is her "52nd
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sited at the Driftwood
Motel in Holmes Beach.
THE ISLANDER U JAN.'29;,2003'E PAGE' 17
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of Our Lady of Fatima
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Sb Church Sunday, Jan. 19. It is
considered one of the most
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Wild bird rescue class Saturday
A wild bird rescue training class is set at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary,
1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, on City Island at
the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge to Longboat Key.
For rescue class registration and further informa-
tion, call 388-4444.
Marine art class set at Mote
Registration is required for the marine art class for
adults scheduled Jan. 31-March 7 at Mote Marine
Laboratory, Mote has announced.
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information by calling 388-4441, extension 229. Cost
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Newhall's third-grade eases into morning at AME
By Diana Bogan
Wednesday mornings are not too demanding for
Karen Newhall's third-grade class at Anna Maria El-
As the tardy bell rings, students are already settling
down to watch the school's morning news show as
Newhall takes attendance.
After the morning news, Newhall accounts for
homework assignments and then the day's morning
announcer for the class, Max Staebler, takes a seat at
the front of the class.
As the morning announcer, Staebler relays any
important information to the class about the day ahead
and then chooses a few students to share something
personal with the class.
First up to share is Joseph Fara, who tells the class
about his newest acquisitions, a science telescope and
a stamp collection.
Victoria Ramos introduced the class to her new
teddy bear, Molly. Ramos said she custom-made the
bear at a shop in Tampa where she filled Molly.with
Ramos said Molly came with a birth certificate,
which states the bear is 15 inches and 12 ounces. Molly
has black eyes and fur the color of brown sugar.
Trina Rizzo brought in her rock collection to share
with the class. Among her collection were examples of
snowflake obsidian, hematite, tiger's eye and rose
Newhall's class has been studying minerals and
rocks in science class and several of the students ea-
gerly crowded around Rizzo's collection, which she
displayed in the back of the room, for a closer look.
With flawless timing, a representative from the
Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club interrupted the class
just as students finished their morning sharing.
Students who recently maintained a straight "A" av-
erage, or who brought up a grade in a class, were given
certificates of accomplishment from the Kiwanis Club.
Ten students in Newhall's class either maintained
straight "A's" or improved a grade letter. In addition to
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Capt. Kim: From hired to fired in record time
By Jim Hanson
Capt. Kim Ibasfalean of Cortez set some sort of
record even for Hollywood hired and fired as a stunt
driver in 12 hours.
Capt. Kim is the lady sailor who so impressed im-
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her to another production and then to become a stunt
She was shunting boats and people and equipment
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Keeping Banana Cabana Caribbean Grille as the
top Caribbean eatery on Anna Maria Island are its
friendly staff, not to mention good eats. Luis Ortiz,
Seymour Palmer and Scott Hudson along with owner
Mike Rappaport, seated, recently celebrated the
restaurant's third anniversary. Islander Photo: Rick
Three bananas for the cabana
Banana Cabana Caribbean Grille at 103 Gulf
Drive in Bradenton Beach recently celebrated its third
anniversary with the arrival of sous chef Seymour
Palmer from Jamaica.
Palmer, who worked at the upscale Sweet Char-
lotte restaurant in Kingston in addition to various es-
tablishments in Ocho Rios and on cruise ships plying
the Caribbean, brings his special knowledge of conch
cuisine and Jamaica "jerk-style" cooking to Banana
Cabana, said owner Mike Rappaport.
One of Palmer's specialties is his grandmother's
recipe for Jamaican conch fritters, which is now on the
menu, along with grouper gumbo with Caribbean
"And we've added a few other items to the menu
as well," such as Mike's curry-ginger chicken and
curry-ginger shrimp, Mike said.
"So now we're really getting Caribbean," said
Head chef Scott Hudson worked in the Turks and
Caicos Islands and head server Luis Ortiz is from
Puerto Rico by way of Hawaii. Mike, himself, has trav-
eled throughout the Caribbean and has lived in the U.S.
Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
While the restaurant has added a number of Carib-
bean dishes to the menu, conch still remains the house
specialty, said Mike. "Our cracked-conch dinner is still
the favorite of our guests."
Banana Cabana also prepares its own conch chow-
der, in addition to its own Banana Cabana Jamaican
jerk sauce and hot sauce.
Cooking "jerk" style is a special Jamaican way of
preparing meats and poultry, said Mike. While some
consider it similar to barbecue, it's not the same and the
unique "jerk" taste is easily distinguishable from bar-
Lynch sisters landing
at St. Armands Circle
Sisters Chris and Ethna Lynch of Lynches
Landing at 4000 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat
Key are moving their popular Irish grille and pub to a
St. Armands Circle location and hope to have the new
restaurant in operation in a few weeks.
The new eatery, "Lynches Pub and Grub," will
feature traditional Irish specialties, such as corned beef
and cabbage and Irish stew, said Chris, in addition to
great hamburgers, grouper sandwiches and other casual
Chris said she and Ethna will operate both loca-
tions until the end of April, when the lease at Lynches
Landing on Longboat Key expires.
"So we're going to invite all of our friends and
patrons down to the new location for a real celebration
when we get open," said Chris.
The telephone number for Lynches Pub and Grub
will be 388-5550, while Chris and Ethna can still be
reached at 383-0791.
Marilyn Trevethan led in posting new listings dur-
ing December at Island Real Estate, and Christine
Shaw was top sales agent for the most closings during
At A Paradise Realty, Ed Oliveira was the
company's leader in obtaining new listings for Decem-
Island real estate sales
17 17th St. N., Bradenton Beach, 1 Bay View Ter-
race, a 2bed/2bath 864 sfla condo built in 1973, was
sold 12/5/02, Sanford to Wilson, for $184,250.
1301 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 7A Bay
Watch, a 1,079 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 12/3/02, Pain to Fadely, for $262,000; list
1699 Gulf Dr., Bradenton beach, 15 Bradenton
Beach Club 3, a new condo of unknown size, was sold
12/6/02, AMI Bayshore Dec. LLC to [development
partner] Hazlett, for $428,192.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 211 Runaway
Bay F, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 12/4/02, Fadely to Bedel, for $238,000.
203 78th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,204 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1986 on a 56x89 lot, was sold
12/2/02, Wilkes to Galletto, for $372,000; list
224 Periwinkle Plaza, a canalfront 2,066 sfla 3bed/
3bath/2car duplex built in 1961 on a 75x125 lot, was
sold 12/4/02, Moore to Goggin, for $600,000; list
2319 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 2,720 sfla
4bed/3bath/2car+ duplex built in 1983 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 12/2/02, Hook to Meilner, for $361,000.
232 Chilson, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,422 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1966 on a 75x148 lot,
was sold 12/2/02, Bichette to Winton, for $450,000; list
236 Willow, Anna Maria, a canalfront 4bed/3bath/
2car home built in 1976 on a 75x139 lot, was sold 12/
4/02, Nelson to Zoller, for $450,000.
3801 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 109 Sunbow Bay
4, a 1,121 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was sold
12/4/02, Michala to Anderson, for $235,000.
410 79th St., Holmes Beach, a 1590 sfla 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1958 on a 75x100 lot, was
sold 12/4/02, Heatley to Kruppenbacher, for $360,000;
621 Concord, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,268
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1967 on a
95xl 15 lot, was sold 12/3/02, Votaw to Danziger, for
$450,000; list $484,900.
6506 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 100x108 lot, was
sold 12/3/02, Reinholz to Davis, for $610.000. Fox-
merly a multi-family complex last purchased 06/02 for
$542,000 and torn down.
111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront house
with detached garage of 2,491 sf built in 1945 on a 50x
168 lot and now being used as a restaurant was sold 12/
12/02, Barnes to Suzor Properties LLC, for $650,000.
Last sold 1 / 12/00 for $410,000.
2401 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 2,400 sfla
4bed/4bath duplex built in 1975 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 12/13/02, Walden to Hanke, for $399,000.
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AME completes leadership needs analysis
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School is one step closer
to naming a new principal to succeed Tim Kolbe when
he leaves next month to become the Manatee County
school district's coordinator of school leadership.
Manatee County school improvement specialist
Merrie Lynn Parker and elementary school manage-
ment director Tom Walker facilitated a leadership-
needs site analysis with the help of AME parents,
teachers and staff last Wednesday.
The site analysis is the first step toward hiring a
new principal for the Island school. The vacancy was
posted Jan. 14 after Kolbe announced that he would be
accepting a new position with the district's administra-
Participants in the site analysis were broken into
groups and asked to identify:
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Island Branch Library
"Not only did we make money for the Friends of the
Library but so many people walked away with great
books at a great price, said used-book sale chair-
person Joan Pettigrew. The sale topped last year's
Friends fundraiser with $2,498. "The highest priced
sale of $50 was for a book by Teddy Roosevelt,
according to Pettigrew, although most were priced
at $5, $1, even four for $1. Islander Photos: J.L.
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Leadership and personal qualities desired for the
Programs or aspects of the school that make it
successful and unique.
The most critical problem areas or needs of the
A single characteristic the best candidate should
Overall, participants wanted someone who will be
fair, work well with the staff and parents, be sensitive
to the unique Island community and fight to save the
Don Schroder suggested the ideal candidate would
be "a clone of AME principals Kronus and Kolbe with
a little superman thrown in."
Parker and Walker will use the results of the site
analysis to write questions for the interview candidates.
According to Walker, anyone can apply as long as
he or she has a master's degree in education leadership
and at least two years experience as an assistant prin-
cipal. Current principals from other schools, naturally,
may also apply.
Walker said that candidates who are currently
working as principals are considered first.
Applications are screened by the school district's
human resources department and forwarded to the in-
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teacher, to be selected by the teachers, one AME sup-
port staff person, to be selected by the school's support
staff, an AME parent, selected by the parents, the
school board's director of human resources, and pos-
sibly another Island community member will interview
AME parent Judy Titsworth was selected to be the
parent representative on the selection committee at the
Walker and his team will select the best candidates
for the job and forward their recommendations to Su-
perintendent Dan Nolan and Assistant Superintendent
Lynette Edwards, who will interview the candidates.
Nolan will then make his recommendation to the
school board, which makes the final appointment.
Walker said that the interview process will begin
on Feb. 3.
Walker said he believes there will be principals in
the system who want to transfer to AME and those
candidates will be considered first.
Walker also said that, in his experience, Nolan
has selected one of the candidates recommended by
the site team to the school board for its appointment.
"It may not always be the committee's first-choice
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Wednesday, Jan. 29
7:15 to 11 a.m. Blood drive at Longboat Key Cham-
ber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
8:30 a.m. "Search No More" breakfast for single se-
niors at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
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Thursday, Jan. 30
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- course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
6 to 8:30 p.m. The Islander's Anna Maria election
forum at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
6 to 9 p.m. "Winter Wonderland Antiques on the
Beach" opening gala at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee
7p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103
23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.
Friday, Jan. 31
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Winter Wonderland Antiques on
the Beach" at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
5:30 to 7p.m. Photography workshop with Jack Elka
at the Bridgewalk Resort, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 779-2545. Fee applies.
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP 55 Alive refresher driving
course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Saturday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Winter Wonderland Antiques on
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crafts show at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 927-1375.
10:30 a.m. Holmes Beach Civic Association discus-
sion on the city's drainage system at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
10:30 a.m. Wild Bird Rescue Training class at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
7p.m. "A Simple Life" Sweet Adelines show at Neel
Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-
0218. Fee applies.
Sunday, Feb. 2
8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday breakfast at the American
Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 794-3489. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anna Maria Islandfest arts and
crafts show at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 927-1375.
2p.m. Cotton Club Review at Neel Auditorium, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.
3 to 4:30 p.m. "WomanTalk" discussion group at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 383+8811. Fee applies.
Monday, Feb. 3
8:30 a.m. Internet class for beginners at Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
9 a.m. to noon -Stepping stone craft class with Glen
LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
6 p.m. "Cool Creatures of the Sea" family program
with Ellen Prager at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Th-
ompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans Service officer available at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. By
7 to 9 p.m. Boating Skills and Seamanship program
with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, 5801 33rd Ave.
Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189.
7:30 p.m. Organist Hector Olivera performs at Neel
Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-
5252. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island interna-
tional pot-luck lunch and craft display at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent support group with Shirley
Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Babysitting fee applies.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
"Natural Florida: Paintings from the George Percy and
Debbie Geiger Collection" at the South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton, through January. Information: 746-
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 Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
Abstract paintings by Vick Vercauteren at Kaos Gal-
lery South, 1122 12th St. W., Bradenton, through January.
Group show for B.H. Erschel, Itallo Botti, Robert
Mendoze, Russian plein air painters, and Michael
Schuessler at Wallace Fine Art, 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Suite 108, Longboat Key, through Feb. 11. Information: 387-
"Treasures: Silver and the Age of Opulence" at the
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton, through
April 27. Information: 746-4131.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 19, 500 block of 56th Street, Holmes Beach,
Baker Act. Deputies responded to a request from
Holmes Beach Police to provide backup to take a men-
tally disturbed person into custody. According to the
report, a man reportedly was seen by neighbors break-
ing windows and destroying furniture within his home.
Officers took him into custody when the suspect said
he wanted to hurt himself.
Jan. 11, 100 block of Sixth Street North, grand
theft. According to the report, an officer found a ve-
hicle with the window smashed and evidence showed
someone had attempted to steal the vehicle. The owner
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Sarasota Shell Club Festival at Sarasota Municipal
Auditorium Feb. 7.
"How to Care for Your Collectibles" at South Florida
Museum Feb. 7.
First Friday Art Walk in Holmes Beach Feb. 7.
Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Christian Unity at
Roser Memorial Community Church Feb. 9.
Gospel, a salute to black history month at St. Thomas
Moore Catholic Church Feb. 9.
The Islander and Capt. Mike Heistand's fishing school
at Anna Maria Elementary School Feb. 11.
Literary critic John Mellon at the Island Branch Library
"Are You Listening to Me?" parenting workshop at
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advised the officer that nothing was missing and that
he had disconnected the battery earlier to conduct a
repair on the radiator.
Jan. 11, 2200 block of Avenue B, grand theft. Ac-
cording to the report, someone attempted to steal a
man's Dodge Caravan. Officers reported finding dam--
age to the ignition, but no items were missing from the
Jan. 15, 2000 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, suspicious
person. Manatee County Marine Rescue personnel
notified officers of a person sleeping in a car. Upon
arrival, officers searched the vehicle because it
matched the description of a stolen vehicle, and
searched the suspect. Although a warrant check
showed the suspect was on early release from prison for
a serious offense, he was not found to be committing
any violation and was released.
Jan. 17, 700 block of 64th Avenue E, Bradenton,
drug arrest. Nicholas Pierce, 29, Kenneth Larson, 20,
and William Lumpkin, 37, all of Bradenton, were ar-
rested for possession of controlled substances and drug
paraphernalia. Pierce was also charged with possession
of a concealed handgun by a convicted felon. Accord-
ing to the report, Bradenton Beach police have been
working in conjunction with Holmes Beach and
Bradenton police to identify drug dealers supplying
drugs on Anna Maria Island. According to the report,
Lumpkin, Pierce and Larson are three of four dealers
working together to supply cocaine, marijuana and
other narcotics on the Island.
Jan. 18, 400 block of 62nd Street, disorderly
conduct. Two women called police to file a trespass
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What are they doing to our environment?
With a vow to avoid any mention of the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers or the Super Bowl in this space, the
big news of the week therefore has to be the cold front
that blasted the Island last week. Friday morning's low
of 38 degrees is about as frigid as it should ever, ever
get on Anna Maria.
Of course, it could have been worse. I was online
chatting with a friend in New York and mentioned how
cold it was. I got back the following:
"It was 6 or 9 degrees when I got up this morning
and it is now 29.4. We're havin' a heat wave.
"I'm thinking of taking a ride on one of the N.Y.
..Waterways' water taxis. I figure it would be a good
way to see how frozen the Hudson River is. Imagine:
Tampa Bay with 6 to 8 inches of ice. Trust me, it takes
a good sustained cold snap to freeze the Hudson. Three
taxi routes were stopped because of ice; two from Jer-
sey, Atlantic Highlands and Bedford to Manhattan and
that's it on the open ocean. There must be some big
chunks floating out of the harbor."
Right: 8 inches of ice in Tampa Bay. Maybe 38
degrees wasn't that bad after all.
New net rules proposed
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission is thinking about tightening up the already tight
laws that deal with transporting fishing nets through
Currently, through the auspices of the Florida Consti-
tutional Net Limitation Amendment, commercial fishers
t are prohibited from the use of seine nets greater than 500
square feet in size in state waters within one mile of shore
on the Atlantic coast and three miles of shore on the Gulf
coast. Transporting seines larger than 500 square feet is
legal in state waters beyond these limits, as long as the
vessel carrying the nets proceeds "directly, continuously
and expeditiously to and from waters where use of these
seines is legal," according to the FWC.
The law also prohibits use of gill or entangling nets
in state waters. However, these nets may be carried
aboard vessels for use in federal waters, as long as the
vessel is large enough and proceeds directly, continu-
ously and expeditiously to and from federal waters
where the use of these nets is legal.
The number of 500-square-foot seine nets allowed
aboard a vessel for use in nearshore waters currently is
not regulated. However, the amendment allows fisher-
men to fish with no more than two unconnected nets
from a vessel in these waters.
Winners in the Jan. 25 horseshoe games were
Bob Lee and George McKay, both of Anna Maria
City. Runners-up were Al Norman of Holmes
Beach and Herb Puryear of Anna Maria City.
Winners in the Jan. 22 games were Jack Coo-
per of Holmes Beach and Lee. Runners-up were
Jesse Brisson of Holmes Beach and Puryear.
The weekly contests get under way every
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What FWC is proposing is limiting the number of
nets that may be carried to no more than four nets on a
vessel and define the design standards for auxiliary
vessels to eliminate the use of un-seaworthy vessels
that have been used for deployment of nets. Apparently
some fishers are towing small skiffs without engines to
ferry nets around.
The proposed rule would also clarify that the cur-
rent net transit rule applies to persons operating vessels,
not the vessel itself, because some charges against fish-
ers have been dismissed in court because a current law
has been interpreted to apply to vessels, not to persons
operating or onboard vessels.
The rule comes before the FWC board in March.
Silver mullet: OK so far in Gulf
FWC folks are also looking at-coming up with
some regulations on silver mullet harvests along the
Atlantic coast of Florida, but have determined the fish-
ery is in OK shape in the Gulf of Mexico.
Silver mullet are mostly used as a bait fish, and are
not to be confused with the black mullet we're used to
around the Island.
Apparently there is an overharvest claim made on
the Atlantic coast for the silvers, so a rule is being for-
mulated "to reduce the commercial and recreational
harvest of silver niullet on the Atlantic coast to prevent
further declines. Options include possible combina-
tions of seasonal closures, weekend commercial clo-
sures, a recreational bag and vessel limit and a mini-
mum size limit for silver mullet."
All of which sounds familiar in reference to black
mullet, doesn't it? until the net ban took effect in
1995, that is.
A decision on silver mullet harvesting is expected
In a wild act of sensibility, FWC Executive Direc-
tor Ken Haddad has "used his authority to declare the
Miami blue butterfly as an endangered species," an
action ratified by the FWC board.
Next up is a biological status review and recom-
mendation for final classification.
What's so wild about the action is that the best-case
census on the butterflies has 39 of them around, only
at Bahia Honda, State Park in the Florida Keys.
If having only 39 of anything doesn't qualify as a
species that is endangered, I don't know what does.
Oh, and there was a delay until fall on reclassify-
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Great new book
My friend Jono Miller is a contributor to a new
publication, "The Book of the Everglades," a compi-
lation of articles edited by Susan Cerulean.
Jono and his wife, Julie Morris, have been teach-
ing environmental sciences at New College for what
must be close to 20 years. He has been active in a whole
slew of environmental groups and causes in the area for
all that time, and Julie has been involved on the state
level with a bunch of Florida environmental regulatory
entities. In fact, Julie was the first chairwoman of the
then-newly re-formed Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission a few years ago.
Anyway, "The Book of the Everglades" features
essays about the River of Grass from such noted writ-
ers as Archie Carr, Susan Orlean and Carl Hiaasen.
Jono worked with Cerulean on what I guess is the in-
troduction, and wrote a chapter on the Ten Thousand
Islands called, "The lightning bug and the moth."
Here's part of it:
"The Ten Thousand Islands are a landscape, or wa-
terscape, from a dream. If they didn't exist, speculative
fiction writers would create them an archipelago arc-
ing between a flat land and a flatter Gulf. It is unlikely you
will doodle something like the Ten Thousand Islands
while on hold with your health care provider. About the
best you can do is sit down with a draft beer in a glass mug
and start drinking. Stare at the ever-morphing patterns of
bubbles as the beer's head slides and anastomoses down
the inside of the glass. Perhaps it is the beer, but at some
point you will see an unlikely collection of improbably
linear fingers and comforting more-or-less circular blobs
and voids. Place yourself in a small open boat among the
bubble islands and start navigating. You have found the
Ten Thousand Islands."
By the way, I'll save you having to dig out your
dictionary. "Anastomoses" is a collection or union of
branches, like rivers or blood vessels. Those college
professors and their big words!
Jono will be signing copies of "The Book of the
Everglades" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Circle Books,
478 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle.
The U.S. Congress has agreed on a $7.8 billion
restoration plan for the Everglades. In the Senate, only
one member voted against the project: Sen. James M.
Inhofe, R-Okla. Guess who's the chair of the commit-
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Fishing classes galore; despite cold, fishing pretty good
By Capt. Mike Heistand
All the cold weather really played a factor in the
week's fishing, but despite the slow action there were
still good reports of sheepshead and redfish in the bay,
and excellent catches of grouper and snapper in the
Gulf of Mexico.
Please don't forget The Islander's Winter Fishing
School starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Joining me will be Capt. Thom Smith and Capt. Rick
Gross, and we'll give you all the tips you need to get
through the cold months and still fill your cooler with
Capt. Thom is the owner of Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road and, when he's not on the water or in the
store, hosts a live radio call-in show about fishing on
WWPR 1490 from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday.
Capt. Rick is a Florida native who has been a long-
time Island fishing guide who runs his charters out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach.
Early registration for the Winter Fishing School is
suggested by calling The Islander at 778-7978, (pay-
ment in advance is appreciated) or give me a call at
779-9607. Cost is $25 at the door, and kids under the
age of 16 with an adult are admitted free. And you get
a free T-shirt and a bunch of lures, too.
And don't forget the 26th Annual Florida Fishing
College at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center
in Palmetto from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2. There will
be hourly door prizes, plus lots of exhibits and fishing
classes. Admission is $3.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said trout are a good bet
right now in the backwaters, plus lots of sheepies, and
Capt. Tom asks us all to leave the snook alone right
now because the cold water has stressed them out to the
point that they aren't really able to withstand the effort
of fighting a hook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the
relatively warmer weather in the past few days has re-
ally perked up fishing. Inshore anglers are finding a
few dead, cold-stunned fish after last week's chill, but
it was nowhere as bad as some had predicted, and there
are still good reports of lots of sheepshead up to 6
pounds, mangrove snapper, and redfish. Offshore fish-
ing for grouper remains good to excellent in just 50 feet
of water in the Gulf.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said despite the
Feb. 11 at
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whiting, some pompano and over-size redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier also said
sheepshead are the best bet, with catches almost every
day near the pilings rather than out in the bay. There are
also some catches of small sharks and undersize snook.
At Cortez Fishing Center, charter boats report off-
shore anglers are bringing back great catches of grouper
from the cooler water, with some fish up to 20 pounds.
Snapper fishing is still in the "fair to good" range, too.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said if you can
stand the cold, the fishing is still good, with excellent
results of sheepshead to 5 pounds, plus trout and reds.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said although it's been windy and cold,
they're still getting into red grouper, amberjack, snap-
per and triggerfish, with some grouper going beyond
the 20-pound range.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said they caught grou-
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Air & Energy cools off Marco Polo in basketball
By Kevin Cassidy
Ben Valdivieso made both ends of a one-on-one
foul shooting situation with 11 seconds on the clock to
give Air & Energy a 22-21, come-from-behind victory
over Marco Polo Pizza in Division II basketball action
Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
Valdivieso's foul shots helped overcome a steal
and a lay-up by Dylan Mullen with just over a minute
to play that had given Marco Polo a one-point lead.
Marco Polo looked to have the game in control,
holding a 15-12 lead at the end of the third quarter and
extending it to 19-12 early in the fourth on a 15-footer
from Ryan Guerin and a steal and a lay-in by Mullen,
but it just wasn't meant to be.
Air & Energy point guard Justin Dearlove helped
get two points back when he threaded a perfect pass
through traffic to Garret Secor to pull to within 19-14
and, after a defensive stop, Valdivieso found Dearlove
on a fast break to make the score 19-16.
Another defensive stop by A&E saw Dearlove off
to the races for a lay-up, which was followed by a steal
by Dearlove, who found Valdivieso down low for their
first lead of the game.
Valdivieso and Secor led A&E with eight points
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Air & Energy 29, Banks 12
Ben Valdivieso scored 12 points and Justin
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29-12 win Friday, Jan. 24, over Banks Engineering.
Garrett Secor and Breann Richardson chipped in with
four points each to complete the A&E scoring.
Broderick West and Miles Hostetler each scored
six points to pace Banks Engineering.
Marco Polo 29, Duncan RE 20
Whitney Bauer scored 13 points, including nine in
the second half to lead Marco Polo Pizza past Duncan
Real Estate Thursday, Jan. 23. Dylan Mullen added
eight points while teammates Ryan Guerin added four
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Justin Anton's 7 points led A Paradise, which also
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Division III (ages 8-9):
Acute Care 14, Danziger A&S 13
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Trevor Bystrom and Ally Titsworth.
Bistros 10, Jessie's 8
The Bistros rode a balanced scoring attack that saw
four different players score during a two-point victory
over Jessie's Island Store on Friday, Jan. 24. Emma
Barlow led the way with four points, followed by team-
mates Hailey Dearlove, Joey Hutchinson and Molly
McDonough, who each scored two points.
Blake Wilson with six points and two points from
Martine Miller paced the Jessie's offense.
Danziger A&S 16, Titsworth 13
Barbara Van Andel and Glenn Bower each scored
a basket in the fourth quarter to provide the winning
margin of victory for Danziger Allergy & Sinus over
Titsworth Construction Thursday, Jan. 23.
Tommy Price led all scorers with nine points, while
Bower finished with four points for Danziger, which
also received two points from Van Andel and one point
from Emily White.
Ally Titsworth paced Titsworth Construction with
five points, while Gabe Salter added four points. Trevor
Bystrom and Sarah Falls completed the scoring for
Titsworth with two points apiece.
Division I (ages 12-13):
Mermaid 54, Tackle 33
Sign of the Mermaid swam past Island Discount
Tackle in Division I action Saturday, Jan. 25, behind 19
points from Kevin Kirn and 11 points from Matt
McDonough. Andrew Burgess and Pat Cole added
eight points apiece for the Mermaid, which also re-
ceived four points from both Ananda Morano and Tyler
Schneerer to complete the scoring.
Steve Faasse's 12 points and 11 points from Jake
Orr led Island Discount Tackle, which also received six
points from Christian Evangelista. Lauren Barth and
Mikey Schweitzer completed the Island Discount
Tackle scoring with two points each.
Bryant's 43, LPAC 33
Bryant's Recycled Treasures utilized a balanced
scoring attack during its Jan. 25 victory over Larry
Pearson Air Conditioning. Carldon Collins led the way
for Bryant's with 16 points, while Cody Knight and
Shawn Samuels added 10 points apiece. David Bryant
with three points and Kyle Swartzendruber with two
points rounded out the Bryant's scoring attack.
Chad Richardson led LPAC with 18 points, includ-
ing 12 in the second half, but it wasn't enough for
LPAC, which also received five points from Nick
Center basketball schedule
Instructional League (5-7 year olds)
Jan. 29 6 p.m. The Island Sun vs. Galati Marine
Feb. 1 12 p.m. The Island Sun vs.
Harry's Continental Kitchen
Feb. 1 1 p.m.. Young's Landscape vs. Galati Marine
Feb. 4 7:15 p.m. Galati Marine vs.
Harry's Continental Kitchen
Division III (ages 8-9)
Jan. 30 6 p.m. Acute Care Team vs. Bistros
Jan. 31 6 p.m. Jessie's Island Store vs.
Feb. 1 4 p.m. Bistros vs. Danziger Allergy & Sinus
Feb. 1 5 p.m. Titsworth Construction vs.
Acute Care Team
Feb. 3 6 p.m. Jessie's Island Store vs
Acute Care Team
Division II (ages 10-11)
Jan. 29 7 p.m. Marco Polo vs. Banks Engineering
Jan. 30 7 p.m Banks Engineering vs.
Duncan Real Estate
Jan. 31 7 p.m. Air & Energy vs. A-Paradise Realty
Feb. 1 6 p.m. A Paradise Realty vs. Marco Polo
Feb. 1 7 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Air & Energy
Division I (ages 12-13)
Jan. 30 8 p.m LPAC vs. Island Pressure Cleaning
Jan. 31 8 p.m. Island Pressure Cleaning vs.
Sign of the Mermaid
Feb. 1 2 p.m. Island Discount Tackle vs. LPAC
Feb. 1 3 p.m. Sign of the Mermaid vs.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures
Premier League (ages 14-16)
Feb. 1 10 a.m. Anna Maria Glass & Screen vs.
Island Real Estate
Feb. 1 11 a.m. Beach House vs. PAL
Feb. 3 7 p.m. Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. PAL
Feb. 3 8 p.m. Island Real Estate vs. Beach House
Feb. 4 8 p.m. Anna Maria Glass & Screen vs.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Justin Dearlove scores two of his six points during
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Smith and four points from Connor Bystrom. Eric
Distelhurst, Jarrod McKenzie and Danielle Mullen
completed the LPAC scoring with two points apiece.
Island Pressure 57, Bryant's 51
Spencer Carper exploded for 29 points to help Is-
land Pressure Cleaning rally past Bryant's for a six-
point victory Thursday, Jan. 23. The Pressure Cleaners
trailed after the first period, but outscored the Recyclers
33-23 in the second and third periods to break the game
David Tyson added 14 points to the Pressure
Cleaner attack, which also received eight points from
Matthew Skaggs and six points from Tanner Pelkey in
Cody Knight with 14 points and 11 points from
David Bryant led the Recycler's offensive attack.
Carlton Stash and Shawn Samuels chipped in with
eight points apiece. Jordan Graeff with six points and
four points from Kyle Swartzendruber rounded out the
scoring for Bryant's.
Mermaid 77, LPAC 28
Pat Cole scored 21 points and Matt McDonough
scored 18 points to dominate the low post during the
Mermaid's 77-28 victory over Larry Pearson Air Con-
ditioning Wednesday, Jan. 23. Guards, Kevin Kirn and
Tyler Schneerer complemented the inside game by
scoring 18 and 17 points respectively, while Ananda
Morano scored one point in the victory.
Connor Bystrom's eight points and seven points
from Chad Richardson led LPAC, which also received
five points from Nick Smith and two points apiece
from Danielle Mullen and Kiah Smith.
Premier Division (ages 14-16):
Beach House 64, AM Glass & Screen 24
The Beach House remained undefeated thanks to
19 points from Gary Scott and 16 points from team-
mate Derik Mendez during its 40-point victory over
Anna Maria Glass & Screen Saturday, Jan. 25, in Pre-
mier action. Beach House also received 10 points from
Mark Templeton, nine points from David Scott and
eight points from David Buck in the win.
Bobby Gibbons scored 15 points to pace AM Glass
& Screen. Billy Malfese added four points and Phelps
Tracy scored three points in the loss.
PAL 39, Island Real Estate 28
Police Athletic League ran past Island Real Estate
by 11 points Saturday, Jan 25, behind 15 points from
Phillip Garrett and nine points from Dominic Alexada.
Tavari Ware added eight points and Corey Freeman
scored three to round out the PAL scoring.
Island Real Estate was led by Tyler Bekkerus' 11
points and seven points from Lorenzo Rivera. Nick
McDuffie added four points for the Realtors, which
also received two points apiece from Brian Faasse,
Anthony Rosas and Mike Wallen.
Oyster Bar 57, Glass & Screen 53
Anna Maria Oyster Bar edged Anna Maria Glass
& Screen by four points on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the
most competitive Premier Division game of the week.
Clay Orr exploded for 30 points, including a trio of
three-pointers to lead the Oyster Bar to victory. Team-
Air & Energy's 22-21 victory over Marco Polo. Islander
mate Taylor Manning chipped in with 10 points and
Mike Cramer added seven points to the victory for the
Oyster Bar, which also received four points from Steve
Seaton and two points each from Casey
Swartzendruber, Dylan Sullivan and Brett Slowey.
Anna Maria Glass & Screen was led by Bobby
Gibbons, who scored 17 points, and 13 points from
Will Langston. Billy Malfese added 10 points, Bobby
Cooper finished with nine points and Zach Schield
scored four to complete the scoring.
Boys of summer around the corner
Don't look now, but spring training baseball is just
around the corner and if you've never attended a Pitts-
burgh Pirates spring training game at McKechnie Field
in Bradenton, you don't know what you're missing!
The season gets started Wednesday, Feb. 26, when
the Pirates host Manatee Community College in a
fundraiser for the Manatee County Schools Founda-
tion. Select fifth-grade students from Anna Maria Is-
land Elementary school, along with fifth-graders from
all over the county, get to enjoy an afternoon out of
class to catch the game and enjoy a game-day lunch
complete with hot dog, Cracker Jacks ... and how does
the rest of that song go?
Philadelphia follows at the Pirates on Thursday,
Feb. 27, for the official opening game, which like all
the Pirates home games, gets started at 1:05 p.m.
Scanning the schedule, the hated New York Yan-
kees come to town Friday, March 21. Actually, I don't
hate the Yankees. I hate the fact that I can't enjoy the
game as much because McKechnie is too crowded with
In addition to the Yankees and Phillies, you can
also catch the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, De-
troit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros,
Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and our own
Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Get on out and catch a game at McKechnie. Spring
training baseball is far and away the best of the profes-
sional sports exhibition seasons. The players are gen-
erally nicer and you can't find a better place to watch
a baseball game than McKechnie Field.
If you're looking for me, you'll find me among
friends in the third base section of the ballpark.
Individual game tickets are now on sale at the Pi-
rate box office at McKechnie Field. The hours are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday.
Little League registration continues
Registration for the Island's spring 2003 Little
League season continues at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Friday, Jan. 31, from 7 p.m. to 9
p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Potential players must bring a certified copy of the
child's birth certificate and proof of residency.
Volunteers for the spring 2003 season should also
come to registration to complete required forms. Vol-
unteers are needed for numerous positions including
coaches, scorekeepers, field maintenance and many
other fun and exciting positions!
If you have any questions, please come to registra-
tion and there will be people there to assist you and
answer any and all questions. Call 730-6048 for more
PAGE 30 E JAN. 29, 2003 U THE ISLANDER
BEDROOM SET: Dresser with mirror, two
nightstands, king headboard, $150; six lanai chairs,
white PVC, $20 each; white PVC table, 30-inches,
FULL-SIZE BED frame, mattress springs, brass head-
board, like new. $500. Call 779-1213. Island resident.
NIKI'S ANTIQUE MALL Sale item of the week: Two
white wicker chairs, cast-iron bed, porcelain collectibles
- 50 percent off. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
LEATHER LIFT CHAIR $400; fabric Lazy-Boy lift
chair $500. To see call 779-1213, Island resident.
AMANA WASH/DRY combo. Great shape remodel
caused sale. Call 778-1240, Friday evening, Satur-
day or Sunday. $195.
SELL it fast in The Islander.
BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $28,500 or make
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.
ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: We still have
pecans! Mammoth halves. New crop. Bag $6.95 lb.,
chocolate covered $7.95 lb. Now available at
SunCoast Real Estate and The Islander newspaper
located in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. Proceeds benefit the Island Players. For in-
formation call: 779-0202.
KIWANIS FRIENDS: Order fresh-picked Florida or-
anges and grapefruit from Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island by calling Rich, 778-0355.
BUTTERFLY GARDEN personalized bricks. Last
chance for years. Order now. Only $40! Order
forms available at The Islander or call Nancy,
AMI TURTLE WATCH NEEDS a four-drawer tall
legal-size file cabinet. Does not matter what con-
dition, as long as the drawers open and close.
ROSER THRIFT STORE. Open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, Friday, 9:30am-2pm and Saturday 9am-
noon. Donations accepted Wednesday 9-11am.
Clearance racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
THREE-FAMILY yard sale. Saturday, Feb. 1,
9am-2pm. Something for everyone. No early
birds please. 710 Rose, Anna Maria.
ANNUAL BAZAAR Saturday, Feb. 1, 8am-1pm.
Crafts, white elephant, jewelry, clothing, bake
sale. Raffle and door prizes. Coffee, donuts and
lunch served. Terra Ceia Manor, 5619 Bayshore
Road, Palmetto, off U.S. 41 North.
YARD SALE SATURDAY Feb. 1, 8am-2pm. Mis-
cellaneous household items, teen clothes, vid-
eos, etc. 306 56th St., Holmes Beach.
TRASH & TREASURE sale. Saturday, Feb. 1,
8am-1 pm. Rummage, clothing, baked goods and
more. Pebble Springs Clubhouse, Manatee Av-
enue and 59th Street West, Bradenton.
MULTI-FAMILY Saturday, Feb. 1, 8am. Furni-
ture, household and miscellaneous items.
Longbeach Village, north Longboat Key, 6865
Hughes St. 387-7136.
You'll be glad you called.
YVONNE HIGGINS P.A.
778-7778 or 518-9003
"I1 work the Islands & the Inlands"
S2/2 Plus 2 lanais. New carpet, ceramic tile,
appliances, counter tops, remodeled
"..A baths. Lovely view of bay and heated pool.
Small complex with tennis court. Pet al-
lowed. Great for year round living or an
IN~ t investment. Easy to see. $279,000.
Am6,4 m Gulfstream Realty
Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"
..' '. .
- *" -
COMPLETELY RE-DONE TRIPLEX A
stone's throw to the beach. Upstairs unit
has wonderful Gulf views. Not a penny
spared with the updates. Tons of charm
and character. $559,000. Owner anxious -
bring all offers. Call Jane Grossman or
Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.
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.
SUNSET BEACH MOTEL 13 guest rooms
plus a four bedroom beach house. Li-
censed for 14 units. Heated pool plus ca-
bana and an elevated "sunset" deck. Good
rental history and advance bookings. In-
cludes a small parcel of beach.
$2,600,000. Call David Vande Vrede or
Dave Jones at 778-4800.
ISLAND BARGAIN! Bright and sunny
2BR/2BA furnished condo. Covered park-
ing and close to shopping, restaurants and
beach. Won't last long! $219,900. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.
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.
FREE: BEAUTIFUL female cotton-hair Persian cat.
One and half years old, spayed, shots. Very affec-
tionate. Cost $400. Tom, 962-0593 or (321) 217-
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
1993 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 80,000 miles,
red, automatic, air conditioning, new top. $3,850.
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 Marina.
Built in Canada to harbor ferry specs. Ideal for use
as a water taxi. 20-ft, diesel powered.Se6e John at
Catcher's or call him at 778-1977.
This nice lot is on a shallow bayou on ". '
The north end of01 Anna Maria. Periect "
for canoe or kayak, this lovely lot has
peaceful waler views & boal dock al- *
ready in place. Great neighborhood
of newer homes and just a short walk
to the Beach. Don't miss this very special location for your dream home.
Just listed at $325,000.
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MOORING WHIPS: holds up to 2,500-lbs., $199.
CLASSIC wooden gaff rig yawl, 13-foot beautiful
eye-catcher, excellent condition, trailer. $2,800 or
best offer. 383-6186.
1997 CENTURY, center console, 115-hp Yamaha,
bimini top, storage, cover, depth finder, includes
trailer. Mechanic owned. $9,995. (941) 447-8634,
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-
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
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.
ONLY TWO BLOCKS
TO THE BEACH-
S New townhome with
^ a TPX 3BR/2.5BA, private back
Syard, elevator tower in
.. amI M place, screened lanai,
lUa I h hurricane impact window
upgrade and 2-car garage.
S "".j $499,900.
Call Bob Fittro today
to see this magnificent
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box
2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
VINTAGE ISLAND HIDEAWAY
JUST LISTED! This impeccably maintained
3BR/2BA home is situated on an oversized
duplex zoned lot located within one short block
of the beach! Amenities of this inviting hide-
away include a cozy brick fireplace, country-
pine kitchen with breakfast bar, adjoining din-
ing room with sunny bay window, cheerful
Florida room, preferred split bedroom design
and many built-in bookcases and cupboards.
Neat as a pin both inside and out and being of-
fered furnished at only $489,000.
B VIDEO TOUR
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com
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.
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-
ATHLETIC ASSISTANT/PROGRAM SUPPORT
needed at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, a safe and drug-free work place, 407 Magno-
lia 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 environment. Salary: $7.50-$8.50/
hour. Call Sandee at 778-1908.
EXPERIENCED REALTOR for busy Island office.
Call Gloria, 779-1811.
GROUNDS WORKER for condo on Longboat
Key. Experience and references required. Com-
petitive wages and benefits. Call 383-3571 be-
CLEANERS NEEDED: Great per-room rate, expe-
rience preferred, but not required. Transportation
a must. Call 761-1189, after 5pm.
WANTED: Licensed rental agent for major Island
real estate company. Very active established of-
fice. Competitive salary and benefits. Call Lisa at
383-2332. All inquiries confidential.
CONTEMPORARY SEASIDE SECLUSION
Spectacular sunsets over Palma Sola Bayfront Home with
Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture. 3 Stories, elevator,
2 bedroom guest suite, study, master suite, 2 fireplaces, 6
decks. Private setting with your own beach & boat ramp.
Call Valerie Hietala: 518-5120
see more at: www.lucyspoons.com
941748-6300 400Ma ateA.-BrdtnF- L U0
ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet inter-
esting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
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 778-4392
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 medi-
cations. Also available for caregiver/companion.
CURRENT RN LICENSE Worried about your
loved ones, but they still want independence? I will
give them a physical exam and manage their medi-
cations. Also available for caregiver/companion.
Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.
Karen M. Johnson, Elise Braaten
& Captain Jeff Braaten
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,Pooll Deeded ,*at ~sl~Walkto esc yer,3
1,900(sq.ft. of living area with 4BR/3.5BA;i.
ceramic tile. 349,900. --
On the tip of Anna Maria! This up-to-date home
has the Island charm with views of the Gulf, only
a block to the beach. Two-plus car garage.
Overlooking Tampa Bay, this home in North
Pointe Harbour features a stone fireplace, 2,800
sq.ft. of living area, four-car garage, dynamite de-
sign with high ceilings, loft, open living area.
M~ Gulfstream Realty
401 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach 778-7777
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-ft. liv-
ing and dining area, adjacent 10-by-18-ft. 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.
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ISLAND ERm LAS IFIES
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward 778-3222.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !!!
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $20 per hour- free
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evenings, weekends. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and
exterior cleaning needs. No job too big or small.
Great rates and references, 722-4358.
PAINTING: INTERIOR and exterior by Henry. 25
years experience. Free estimates. 748-8959.
CLEAN WINDOWS: Wouldn't that be nice? We will
make your glass gleam. Local, licensed, insured.
Call Chris, 724-0221.
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.
CLEANINGS-R-JOB Will clean your residence, of-
fice, rental or new construction. Island resident of
35 years. No job too big! Please call 779-9633.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
J&S CLEANING Services. Take a break hire
J&S to do your cleaning. Call Jamie or Brittany,
PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,
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-
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
DUST BUSTERS Want to do a clean sweep? Spe-
cial rate $35 for two hours of general cleaning. Call
Ellen 778-1375 or Nancy 792-4136.
HANDYMAN: Repairs, installations. Minor carpen-
try, plumbing, electrical. Painting, yard work, prun-
ing, fertilizing. Experienced, dependable. Reason-
able rates. Call Jim, 779-2022.
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. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William Eller,
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
MAID TO CLEAN: Island resident, professional
house cleaning services. References available.
Call Wendy, 778-0321.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
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 ser-
FINAL TOUCH Complete lawn care. Commercial
and residential. Mowing, trimming, mulching or
special requests. Insured. Call for a free esti-
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. Every-
thing 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 driveways.
Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully li-
censed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.
Thanks, I'm So Grateful! ...V s r
I'm very gratefulto all these folks that had the faith in me to the sale orodo
place the sale of their homes in my hands. h ,reo, NoWV
And look what happened?---They Sold! Call o,66
I2201 68TH CT.
2201 68TH ST. CT. W.
Enjoy what Island living
is all about... In this 2BR/
2.5BA canal front home. Super
kitchen, family room, ceramic
tile and much more. Dock
your boat on the boatlift. You
must see inside. Move right in.
Call Jon to buy @ 778-6066.
211 83RD ST. 622 EMERALD 6916 9TH AVE. W.
TERRACE CONDO LAKEBRIDGE CONDO 2704 67TH ST. W.
Wow! What a view...
From the large backyard.
3BR/2BA canalfront with
room for expansion or pool.
Plus park your boat right at the
dock. This home is priced
right. Call Jon to buy @
778-6066. $469,900. #84638
Want fabulous Island
living and a pool? This IS
the one! 2BR/2BA canalfront
with office/sewing room,
great kitchen and large bright
Florida room. Relax by the
pool. Park your boat at the
dock. Call Jon to buy @
778-6066. $539,900. #89214
Great Waterfront &
Enjoy making this 2BR/2BA
home in Key Royale exactly
what you want. Great lot,
room for expansion or pool.
Park your boat at the dock,
too! Call Jon to buy @
778-6066. $435.000. #88177
I'M ALMOST SOLD OUT!
(I can't sell from an empty shelf -
I need inventory!) If you or
someone you know is considering
selling ... Please give me a quick
call. I can help. My plan works!
Sell faster, without closing hassles,
and for the right price. Isn't that
what you want?
T-- e The "Hottest"
"-. Real Estate Agent
on Anna Maria
Ask me why!
2003 Jon Kent
-Call Jon 778-6066 "Hottest Line" 920-0832 800-865-0800 e-mail: email@example.com
Take Your Choice Four Fabulous Key Royale Homes!
One of these has got to be right for you. Call me right now to buy Let's Go!
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.LA S P cnnHM ,MP V E -TJ e ME IMP!OVEMENT continued
FREE SNOW REMOVAL! Everything else costs
extra. Crushed, washed shell, gravel, mulch, dirt,
and rip rap delivered and spread. If you're looking
for the lowest price, call any Tom, Mark or Larry. If
you want the job done right the first time, call David
Bannigan, 794-6971, cell phone 504-7045.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
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
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 705-1422.
DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet T-shirts
and Duffy's Tavern "stuff" for great gift giving. Stop
in our office at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT Interior/exterior paint-
ing, pressure washing and wallpaper. For prompt,
reliable service at reasonable rates, call Kevin at
704-7115 or 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
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).
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server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
MASON: 26-years experience. Glass-block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired. Ce-
ment repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris, 795-3034.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
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SUNBOW BAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
condo. Direct views of lagoon and
intracoastal. Walk to shopping, restaurants
and Gulf beacnes-.Glassed screened lanai,
covered parking, second floor elevator. Com-
munity pool and tennis courts. $289,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB First-floor 2BR/2BA on
Perico Pointe Circle. Open bay views from liv-
ing room, bedroom, lanai. Granite countertops
and new Italian tile throughout kitchen and
foyer. Garage. Close to pool. $279,000.
ISLAND VILLAGE Turnkey furnished 2BR/
2BA condo located directly across the street
from the white sands of the Gulf. Short walk to
shopping and restaurants. Community pools,
tennis courts and under-building parking. Well
maintained unit. Price reduced. $269,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA on Spoonbill
Landings Circle with one-of-a-kind view of
lake and estuary. Two-car garage. Glassed-
in Florida room. New tile in master and guest
baths. Close to pool. $263,000.
Single-family homes from
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This custom-built home on the north end of Anna Maria is nestled
away on an extra large lot in a park-like setting. The 44-foot
screened porch brings the lush tropical paradise inside. Large
master suite, complete with 10-by-10 foot bathroom with garden
tub. Soaring 22-foot ceilings in greatroom with beautiful tongue-
and-groove cedar. Lock yourself away from the world in this very
special place complete with peeks of the Gulf and just steps to the
beach. Offered at $849,000.
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ISLAND HOME REPAIRS: Painting, carpentry, ceil-
ing fans, cable, phone, drywall repairs. Small jobs?
No problem. Low prices, Island references. Call
504-2027 or 792-4876.
JACK OF ALL TRADES honest, dependable. Light
carpentry, painting, yard work, home repair, home
audio. Great prices, references available. Scott,
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 Estate
Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
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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.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA. Available now
through February. Full kitchen. December $1,500/
month; January-February $1,600/month. Small pet
OK. Walk to beach or downtown Holmes Beach.
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-
HOLMES BEACH Weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Large modern, new 1BR, ground-floor, just steps
to the nicest beach on Anna Maria Island. Fully fur-
nished, washer/dryer, dishwasher. 778-4555.
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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, refrig-
erator, 1BR/1BA, $650. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
VACATION RENTAL: You can have the warm west
coast Florida sun with beautiful white sand outside
your door. 1BR, located at Resort 66, Holmes
Beach, on Anna Maria Island. Full housekeeping
with kitchen, cable TV, pool, ocean. Fully furnished.
$800/weekly. Available March: 1-8, 8-15, 15-22,
22-29. Call (315) 894-2304.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: January, February
2003. Non smoking, 2BR/2BA, no children. Four-
week minimum. Beachfront. Call (813) 781-7562.
LONGBOAT KEY Emerald Harbour home, 3BR/
2BA, deep-water canal, beach access, pool, newly
furnished, weekly or seasonal rates. Pets OK. E-
mail: CARR5821 @ BellSouth.net or (770) 840-
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:
728 Holly, Anna Maria.
A 2BR/2BA, one-car home for
830 N. Shore Drive, Anna
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lots for $975,000.
801 Fern, Anna Maria. A 4BR/
f 2BA duplex, two houses from Gulf
10006 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
A fourplex mixed-use (two
Doug apartments, two stores) with great
Dowling Gulf views for $550,000.
works hard 2317 Gulf Drive, Bradenton.
for you! Beach. Triplex with great
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tile and carpet. Enjoy the beach,
the pool or the tennis court!
Turnkey furnished. IB88068.
$299,900 BEACH COTTAGE
Best buy on the Island and only one block to the beach!
Completely renovated 2BR/1 BA with garage. IB86388.
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TAMPA BAYFRONT Double lot, 3BR/2BA, two greatrooms,
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1.5 BLOCKS TO BEACH. 3BR/2BA, fireplace, tile, 1,800
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SEASONAL FURNISHED efficiency two blocks to
beach. January, February, or March. All inclusive.
$850/month. (727) 656-3384 or (727) 461-3384.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
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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.
ANNUAL FAMILY HOME Large 2BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, no yard work. See at 506 69th St., Holmes
Beach. $1,295/month. Pets OK. 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/
1 BA Anna Maria cottage. Gulffront $3,500/month.
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665, or
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT Furnished 2BR/2BA
with large glass-enclosed living area with fireplace.
Recently remodeled with everything new. Incred-
ible view. 871 North Shore Drive. $2,900/month.
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ATTENTION BOATERS! You must see this beautiful home on a nicely landscaped corner lot in Holmes Beach. Two blocks to
the beach! Just one block to your own boat dock and boat (21-ft. Chris Craft Cuddy Cabin and 200-hp motor included). This
home has been updated to perfection. 2BR/1BA with garage. $329,900. Call Gail Tutewiler at 705-0227.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
Can't decide if you want a house
or condo? This is it! Rarely avail-
able 3BR/2.5BA, townhouse
with two-car garage. Close to
beach. You'll love it here!
$415,000. Gail Tutewiler,
room for pool--. "!'Wood floors and
shutters, custom built-ins, French
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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
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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
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landscaped, 2BR 1BA, living and family
room, garage converted to third bedroom.
Nice back porch. $112,900 Marie
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with lanai and all the extras. Available sea-
sonal or annual. Call for rates!
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SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME B R E A T H T A K I N G RARELY AVAILABLE Tropical
4BR+ den. Close to beach. GULFVIEWS Totally updated, updates in Shell Point 2BR/2BA
Boat slip available. $439,000 decorated perfect, ground-floor, condo. Tile, carpet, parquet
(plus $6,000 allowance to re- 5400 Condos. Turnkey fur- flooring. Ample storage, park-
modeling and decorating.) Gail nished. Gourmet kitchen. Two ing. Shows impeccably.
Tutewiler, 778-0700. pools. Must see, won't last long. $299,500. Geoff Wall,
$550,000. Marc Turner, 778-0700.
IMMACULATE AND INVITING
home on protected bayou off
Manatee River in NW
Bradenton. Quiet location with
great views, sparkling lap pool.
525,000. Tina Rudek or Mike
SAN REMO CANALFRONT
3BR/2BA home, private dock,
pool, two-car garage, bay view.
$450,000. Larry Smith,
MARTINIQUE SOUTH Awe-
some Gulfviews from this fourth-
floor corner-unit. Heated pool,
tennis, clubhouse. 2BR/2BA.
$475,000. Gail Tutewiler,
Wedebrock Real Estate,
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vision potential, family home with two-story
guest house. Swoop on this! $175,000.
Geoff Wall, 778-0700.
East of 1-75. $110,000. Michael Faber,
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BAYVIEW TERRACE 1 BR and 2BR units
available. Sparkling pool right on the bay.
Quiet bayfront community. Call today to
SUNSET TERRACE Gulffront condo,
2BR/2BA with spacious lanai overlooking
gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. Pool washer/
dryer and covered parking. Available
HIGHLAND LAKES GEM Great area,
close to beaches, shopping schools, com-
munity pool. Won't last long! Larry Smith,
OUTSTANDING VALUE! 3BR/2BA, ranch
beauty. Great location and schools. Pri-
vacy fence, room for pool. A steal!
$120,900. Marie Franklin-Paulins,
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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
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
FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL. Bayview Terrace
2BR and 1BR, $1,600/month and $2,600/month.
Imperial House 2BR/1BA, $1,500/month;
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or
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.
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.
SEASONAL RENTAL Anna Maria, 200 feet to Rod
& Reel Pier, ground floor, 2BR/1BA, completely re-
modeled, washer/dryer, available for February,
April, and on. $1,000/month. Taking reservations for
next season, prefer five months plus. 387-8610.
BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. Each side is 2BR/1BA com-
pletely renovated, new washer/dryer, microwave.
Three-minute walk to beach. $950/month for large
side unfurnished and $750/month for smaller side
furnished. 212 81st St., A and B unit, Holmes Beach.
Call Ron, 761-9808.
SUNNY AND SPACIOUS annual canalfront home in
city of Anna Maria. 3BR/3BA, new paint, carpet, tile.
Pets OK. $1,500/month. 778-3006.
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.
HAIR SALON for rent. 112 52nd. St. W., Holmes
Beach. Two or three chairs. $450/month. 746-8666.
ALMOST ON THE BEACH 1 BR/1 BA 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
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to
beach, lanai, $825/month, first, last and security.
Call 778-5412 or (585) 473-9361.
LONGBOAT KEY, historical Longboat Village cot-
tage available Feb. 1, 2BR/1BA, 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.
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/
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.
HAIR SALON for rent. 112 52nd. St. W., Holmes
Beach. Two or three chairs. $450/month. 746-8666.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH rear-unit duplex. 1BR/
1 BA, washer/dryer, tile floor, remodeled near beach.
$625/month. 761-8264 after 3:30pm.
GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA private home/beach on
North Shore Drive. Carpeted, screened porch,
beautiful beach. Available now to Feb. 28, 2003.
Weekly or monthly. (813) 920-5595.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach apartment. Up-
dated interior, dishwasher, storage, washer/dryer
hookups. $875/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate,
PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA private
home. Carpeted, huge deck overlooking beautiful
beach on North Shore Drive. Available March 1-17,
weekly. (813) 920-5595.
MARTINIQUE NORTH GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA,
garage, pool, tennis. Exceptional Gulfview, one-
month minimum. Available now! 779-2701 or (608)
3BR WATERFRONT: Enjoy a huge living/dining
area, floor to ceiling windows, plus 30-by-12-foot.
screened deck, all offering fantastic view of beach,
bay and park. Steps away from this unfurnished
annual home in north Anna Maria. Call 748-5334 for
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ANNUAL PERICO ISLAND waterfront 2BR/2BA
villa with garage. Heated pool, tennis courts, work-
out room, washer/dryer, beautiful setting. $975/
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. (847) 784-8599.
ANNUAL RENTALS Cordova Lakes, 2BR/2BA, $800/
month; 204 Peacock Lane, 2BR/2BA, $950/month;
Waterway, 2BR/2BA, $1,000/month; Perico Bay Club,
2BR/2BA, $1,000/month; Sunbow Bay, 2BR/2BA,
$1,100/month; 309 61st St., Holmes Beach, $1,100/
month; Pine Bay Forest, 3BR/2BA, $1,200/month;
2518 Ave. B., 2BR/2BA, $1,300/month; Lido Shores,
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.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH ground-floor, well
furnished, clean, 2BR/2BA. Close to beach. Pool.
Utilities included, non smoking, no pets. $2,450/
month; 1 BR/1 BA $2,200/month. 778-9576.
SEASONAL BRADENTON BEACH rental. Immaculate
2BR/2BA home, walk to beach, boat slip. computer with
Internet access, cable, laundry, screened patio, garage.
All new furnishings, appliances and flooring. Call (863)
683-6869 for prices and availability.
PRESTIGIOUS PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA
beach or tennis court condos. Heated pool and
Jacuzzi, recreation room with kitchen, saunas,
baths. Seasonal rentals, two-week minimum. De-
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, furnished, in-
cludes utilities, washer/dryer. Available March 1,
2003, and all of 2004 season. $1,500/month. Call
Tampa (813) 949-6891 or Anna Maria 778-9632.
BEACH COTTAGE 1BR, deck, yard. Enjoy sunset
view of Gulf of Mexico. Monthly/weekly. No pets,
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, fireplace,,
screened porch, deck, washer/dryer, no pets. Be-
hind Anna Maria Island Community Center. Clean.
316-A Hardin, Anna Maria. $850/month. 778-9378.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, central heat
and air conditioning, dishwasher, washer/dryer
hook-up. Great location. $1,100/month. 778-3149.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA townhouse. Waste disposal, tile
floors, washer/dryer, sun deck, Gulfviews, steps to
Gulf. $795/month. 758-1899 or cell (203) 417-2331.
SUPER CUTE ANNUAL historic Bradenton Beach
apartment. 1BR/1BA, wood floors, one block to
beach and bay! Hear soothing waves in bed! First,
last, security, $750/month. Hurry! Call 778-3647.
SEASON 2004: Direct on beach, nicely furnished
2BR/2BA condo, heated pool, tennis, elevator, un-
der-building parking. Open Dec. 15, 2003-March
31, 2004. $3,000/monthly, including tax. Call owner,
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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.
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, corner lot, bay
easement opposite. $450,000. Terms available, W.
Patrick Sipe, broker, 726-1407 anytime. Principals
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2.5BA home on
Perico Island, mint condition. Large family room,
heated caged pool, lanai and two-car garage. All
new appliances, security system. Tile floors
throughout except bedrooms with Berber carpeting.
Beautifully furnished. $325,000 firm. Call 761-8550
WESTBAY POINT and Moorings condo. 2BR/2BA,
second-floor end unit with water view. Southern
exposure, furnished. For sale by owner, 779-1518.
CITY OF ANNA Maria. Condo (upstairs) with boat
dock! Canal view, 2BR/1 BA, great location, walk to
pier and three restaurants. $295,000. (770) 889-
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.
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
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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
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA with ga-
rage, each side. Excellent rental history, new roof
guarantee. Priced to sell now at $318,000. Call
WATERFRONT CONDO Palma Sola Harbour.
Deep-water canal with dock, direct access to bay,
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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.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Feb. 2.. Perico Bay Club
for sale by owner. Located on a large lake. Fur-
nished 2BR/2BA with extra-large walk-in closets
and garage. See sunsets from 27-foot deck. Patio,
glass enclosed lanai, tiled throughout (except bed-
rooms). Neighborhood spa, large pool, excellent
tennis courts. $233,000. Also shown by appoint-
ment, 795-5025. 888 Waterside Lane, Bradenton.
WANTED: TO BUY modest north Island home,
above 64th Street Would like gardening area, walk
to beach. Not immediate occupancy. Looking now.
WATERFRONT ESTATE on two lots at north end
of Anna Maria with 250 feet on canal. Ground-
floor two-story 3BR/3BA home in a garden setting
complete with heated pool and spa. Offers privacy
in quiet neighborhood. Short walk to Gulf. New
roof, new pool screen, new solar panels, new
dock and new air conditioning unit (heat pump).
One-year home warranty included. 317 Iris St.
$799,000. Call 778-0171.
REMODELED DUPLEX all new inside and out.
3BR/2BA downstairs, 2BR/1 BA plus den upstairs.
This duplex has a lot of Florida charm and char-
acter. One block to beach and one block to bay.
Very nice duplex, great investment property. Good
tenant upstairs who would like to stay on. For sale
by owner, 778-4499.
CONDO ON WATER best views of bayou in City
of Anna Maria. Lovely upstairs unit, 2BR/1BA,
dock, walk to city pier, shops and restaurants. Call
SECLUDED 150 FEET of waterfront on acre on
north Longboat Key. 6551 Bayou Hammock Rd.
4BR/3BA. $1,195,000. Available for showing Sun-
day, 2-4pm. Call owner/agent M. Namack, Ilene
Mirman Realty, 730-6812.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at
beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island,
Trinidad in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet. Ex-
cellent 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/
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two-car garage. Secure community, guard gate,
and 24-hour security. $279,900.
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with sundeck overlooking natural canal and
private boat dock. Lots of storage, close to fishing
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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 -NEW-.... $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. ........ $215,000
710 North Shore. Lot. ..... $299,000
444 62nd St -NEW-........ $217,900
747 Jacaranda. Lot ......... $389,000
405 Bay Palms Dr ......... $329,900
Water's Edge #110N ....... $759,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ..... $409,000
516 Sanderling Cir........ $245,000
634 Estuary .................. $210,000
1276 Spoonbill Landings Cr. $249,999
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
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $324,000
7216 13th Ave. Dr. W........... $189,900
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ME ME ME ME ME!
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cartoonist of 1948
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44 Sammy Davis Jr.'s
46 "The Fugitive" pursuer
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48 Certain support
50 Stranded and sad
52 Gnatlike insect
53 First president to
marry while in office
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57 Rich dessert
60 Unkempt hair
61 46-Across and others
62 Some alerts, for short
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70 Indochinese language
71 Carol contraction
72 Tricky pitch
74 Symbol of cuteness
76 High points: Abbr.
79 Those, to Tomas
80 Suave competitor
84 Notwithstanding that
85 Luau fish
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89 Like pets, ideally
90 Lohengrin's bride
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real first name
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