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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Sandpiper saved


Volume 11, No. 13, Feb. 5, 2003 FREE


- at last and for all


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Break out the champagne!
Residents of the Sandpiper Mobile Resort in
Bradenton Beach no longer have to worry about where
they might be living in a few months.
A year-long effort by the resort's homeowners as-
sociation to raise enough money to purchase the prop-
erty from the Vorbeck Corporation has met its goal,
according to association president Gordon Cleland,
who spearheaded the fundraising efforts.


"The deal is done," said Cleland. "Everybody can
rest comfortably tonight. Our plateau has been met."
The association raised approximately $5 million by
selling shares in a private corporation to purchase and
run the mobile home park as a money-making venture,
he said.
A bank loan for the balance is now obtainable be-
cause the association met the bank's requirements.
The Vorbeck Corporation had told the association
more than 12 months ago it had an offer from a devel-
oper to purchase the park and turn it into a condo-
minium development. Under Florida law, residents at


Art receptions, open house top 'First Friday'
On the heels of January's successful 'First Friday' art opening at the Artists Guild Gallery in the Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, and open house at several other merchants in the center, the event will be
repeated Feb. 7. Sally and Gary Smith of Bradenton perused items at Restless Natives as they made the rounds
in the center. Also featured Friday will be the work of internationally known artist Ruby C. Williams at The
Islander and openings at area galleries including the Art League gallery. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Parking battle rages in -


where else? -
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
One issue that's getting Anna Maria plenty of pub-
licity, wanted or unwanted, is the city parking prob-
lems, and battle lines between business owners and city
officials have been drawn.
The city commission claims it has a responsibility
to protect its residential property owners, while busi-
ness owners in the city say the city's stance on re-
stricted parking is sending the wrong message to visi-
tors, other Island cities and the mainland.
Whatever message is being sent doesn't seem to be


Anna Maria City
going away.
Anna Maria Village Merchant's Association chair-
person Kent Davis sent what he called a "personal
cover letter" to Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn Jan. 30,
claiming that city elected officials are "party to the
worst public relations disaster that our village has ever
seen."
He said that "as a direct result of your actions,
Anna Maria Village has been falsely portrayed as elit-
ist, unfriendly and unwelcoming. Negative articles,
PLEASE SEE PARKING, PAGE 3


Sandpiper had the "right of first refusal" to come up
with a matching offer within a year or face losing their
homes.
"That's not going to happen now," said Cleland.
"There won't be any high-rise condos at this location."
Cleland, who has devoted the past 12 months of his
life to saving the park, said renters in the resort who
were unable to purchase a share in the corporation for
the $60,000 price don't have to worry about their fu-
ture residence.
PLEASE SEE SANDPIPER, PAGE 3


Holmes Beach

gives skaters

green light
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Island youth will soon reap the benefits of a micro-
skate park to be built next to the Holmes Beach public
works bunkers adjacent to city hall. Commissioners
gave the skate park final approval in a 3-to-2 vote. with
Commissioners Roger Lutz and Rich Bohnenberger
dissenting.
"Until state liability has been tested in court," said
Bohnenberger, "I don't want to assume liability for a
skate park and risk becoming a test case. The park will
also serve a small number of Island youth and I doubt
it will appease older kids."
Commissioner Don Maloney said that through the
discussions over the past few months he has been con-
vinced that the city can handle the maintenance of the
park, although he questioned Holmes Beach Police Lt.
Dale Stephenson as to the closing of a skate park in
Venice.
Stephenson told the commission that the park in
Venice was well utilized but that it was built by kids
and business owners as a temporary park. He also in-
PLEASE SEE SKATE PARK, PAGE 3


Tkappeningg

All aboard for fishing school
There's still time to get aboard Capt. Mike
Heistand's fishing school for beginners, journeymen
and other hopefuls.
Sponsored by The Islander, the fishing school will be
at the Anna Maria Elementary School cafeteria from 7-
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Originally scheduled to be held in the auditorium
at 6:30 p.m., the venue and time have changed to
accommodate the Parent-Teacher Organization meet-
ing. Fishers are invited to attend the pre-PTO dinner
in the cafeteria at a cost of $6 for adults with purchase
by Friday afternoon at the school office, or take your
chances they won't run out for $7 on Tuesday.
Capt. Heistand and fellow fishing professionals
Capt. Rick Gross and Capt. Thom Smith will teach.
Registration is $25 for adults, kids under 16 free
are admitted with an adult. Call 778-7978 or 779-9707.

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Duffy's Tavern


reopening now


set for March 1
Reopening of Duffy's Tavern has been stalled a bit.
Patrons of the popular Island landmark should be able
to enjoy a cold beverage, a cheeseburger or two and a bowl
of chili by March 1, according to proprietress Pat Geyer.
Duffy's Tavern lost its lease on its location across
the street from the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes
Beach last June. In November, the Geyer family bought
the former auto body shop at Marina Drive and 59th
Street and have been transforming the building into the
reincarnation of Duffy's Tavern.
But the transformation has taken a little longer than
expected, and the hoped-for opening in mid-February
has been backed up a couple weeks.
"We ran into some problems," Pat said Monday.
"The bar won't be done in time, and the floor probably
won't be done, either."
The new locale will be much larger than the former
tavern, although the "atmosphere" will remain the
same. "People will just be a little more spread out than
they were before, and the bar is a lot bigger," Pat said.
There will be a screened porch facing Marina
Drive, she said, and a huge fireplace has been finished.
"We've even got two pieces of stone from the old Pete
Reynard's," Pat added, referring to the former Island
landmark restaurant that was demolished last year.


Puttin' on the paint
Peggi Geyer Davenport was hard at work painting
the trim at the new locale of Duffy's Tavern at
Marina Drive and 59th Street in Holmes Beach,
while mom Pat and dad Ed "supervised."


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The new fireplace at Duffy's Tavern feature two
stones from the former Pete Reynard's restaurant,
demolished last year. Islander Photos: Paul Roat


Anna Maria's Belle Haven Cottage plan not cheap


A preservation plan to accompany a grant applica-
tion to restore the Belle Haven Cottage in Anna Maria
will cost $13,240, according to an estimate given to the
city from architect Linda Stevenson.
Mayor SueLynn said initial discussions with the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society were for the city
to pay half the cost of the plan while the historical so-
ciety would raise funds to cover the remaining amount.


The historical preservation plan is needed to ac-
company the grant application to the Florida Commu-
nities Trust Committee for the approximately $60,000
needed to restore Belle Haven to its condition as a
ship's store around 1920.
Stevenson's proposed preservation plan would in-
clude historical research, drawings and specifications
for a restored Belle Haven and a final report to accom-


pany the grant application.
The city has already missed the deadline for FCT
funding this year, and the grant application for 2004
funding has to be delivered in December 2003, the
mayor said.
Some funds for the Belle Haven project have al-
ready been allocated in the 2002-03 city budget,
SueLynn said.


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Parking causes turmoil
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
editorials and letters throughout our region have
harmed business owners and residents alike."
While Davis said his letter was personal, he also
said that "on behalf of our merchant's association, rep-
resenting the largest, most experienced and most active
business owners in the City of Anna Maria, we collec-
tively ask" why city officials chose to "ignore all the
advice" in the AMVMA's letter of Nov. 15, 2002, to
the city regarding the parking issue.
Davis also asked "How can we work with you and
your commission to restore our town's reputation as a
friendly and welcoming village, which you have so
severely damaged with your approach to the parking
issue?"
Davis said the AMVMA "requests a formal, writ-
ten reply from you individually or as a group in re-
sponse to questions raised by this letter."
But some members of the AMVMA may not be
happy with Davis' "personal" letter because Davis also
said he was speaking on behalf of the AMVMA.
At its Jan. 29 meeting, AMVMA members had
agreed that Davis should only resend the Nov. 15 let-
ter to the city and that any other letters to city officials
on the issue should be strictly "personal."
Davis explained, "It was really only me who wrote
the letter," and he admitted that he probably should not
have made it a "collective" statement from the
AMVMA. "Although I've found a number of people
who agree with me," he said.


Home tour locations
Home tour locations have been announced
for the March 8 benefit event.
Five Island homes will be featured in the 10th
Annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes, accord-
ing to the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
They are: The Pickwick Home, 401 80th St.,
Holmes Beach; the Bryant Home, 509 Kumquat
Drive, Anna Maria; the Morrow Home, 510 Kum-
quat Drive, Anna Maria; the Galletto Home, 203
78th St., Holmes Beach; and the MacVicar Home,
611 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tickets will go on sale soon. Advance tickets
are $12 per person, or $15 the day of the tour, and
will be available at numerous Island locations.
Tickets for the prize drawing for a custom-
made Island quilt featuring "Scenes of Paradise"
are available at the Center and at the Publix while
the quilt is displayed Thursdays and Saturdays.
For information, call the Center at 778-1908.


Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed Chiles agreed that
Davis should not have claimed to act on behalf of all
AMVMA members in his Jan. 30 letter.
SueLynn responded that contrary to what Davis
said in his Jan. 30 letter, the city has addressed con-
cerns raised by the AMVMA.
"I take exception to that statement. They were not
ignored," said the mayor.
In fact, the city is actively seeking additional areas
for public parking lots, as the AMVMA suggested on
Nov. 15, and plans to have its city engineer study park-
ing and no-parking "problem areas," she said.
Additionally, permit parking is "not a done deal,"
she said. The city is still exploring all its options.
"If there has been severe public relations damage, it's
because what the city commission has done has been
misreported by some media accounts," the mayor said.
She was not, however, referring to any stories in
The Islander on the parking issue, she said.
Business owners at Bayview Plaza joined the fray
when they sent a letter to SueLynn Jan. 15 stating they
are "strongly opposed to the parking ban recently en-
acted" the Anna Maria City Commission.
The Bayview Plaza business owners said, "We are
grateful for the support of our generous resident-cus-
tomers, but we cannot survive without the patronage of
our Island's many visitors. Such restricted access to our
beautiful beaches will inevitably discourage visitors
from frequenting our shops.
"The ban gives the impression that Anna Maria is
an elitist rather than a friendly and welcoming commu-
nity," continued the letter, and the ban "works against
the very qualities that attracted most of us to move here



Skate park approved for Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

dicated that the insurance for that park was carried by
a private business owner who, in exchange, supervised
the park and sold refreshments and skate equipment
onsite.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff notified the commis-
sion that Manatee county commissioners have signed
the interlocal agreement with the city and agreed to
budget up to $5,000 to help pay for insurance.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore added that
the Hagan family has pledged $42,000 to build the
skate park.
According to Stephenson, he does not currently
have a final design plan for the skate park and the
project will go out to bid in the next three weeks.
Superintendent of Public Works Joe Duennes said
that although the skate park location is known, there is


Sale success
The Sandpiper Mobile Home Park held its annual "penny sale" last weekend and raised $906, all donated to
the Anna Maria Island Privateers to further their charitable causes. The Sandpiper ladies, left to right, are
Mary White, Joni Dostall, and Mary Shipley. Park manager Geni Mohr deemed the sale "a great success."
Islander Photo: Courtesy Geni Mohr


Sandpiper sale goes to residents
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

"They will be able to stay here as renters as long
as they like," he said.
Purchase of the property was touch and go until the
Vorbeck Corporation gave the association a 30-day
deadline extension until Feb. 27, 2003. That gave the
association just enough time to sell a few more shares


to reach the bank's plateau, Cleland said.
Shares are still available in the corporation, he added.
The official closing date on the purchase is March
27, Cleland said.
After the closing, Cleland said he'll have done
what he set out to do for Sandpiper. "It's been my
whole life for the last year. I've lived and breathed the
purchase plan and I think I've done my share."
For information on shares in Sandpiper, contact
Cleland at 779-1343.


THE ISLANDER N FEB. 5, 2003 0 PAGE 3
in the first place.
"Surely by working together, we can find a solu-
tion that benefits all of us, residents, business owners
and visitors alike," continued the owners.
"For those visitors who are considering a boycott
as a form of protest, please hang in there with us. We
will not rest until this problem is resolved."
The letter was signed by seven business owners at
Bayview Plaza, although several of owners declined to
comment on the letter when contacted.
SueLynn responded that contrary to what the
Bayview letter states, the commission has not enacted
any ban on parking, but has voted to establish a park-
ing zone that may restrict parking on beach access
roads.
In addition, the commission has not restricted any
beach access and has no plans to do so in any solution
to the parking problem, she said.
Parking in Anna Maria is unchanged at present, she
said, but the publicity surrounding the ongoing discus-
sions and proposed plans is not helping the commission
reach any reasonable solution.
"It's such a divisive issue and nobody seems to
want to compromise," the mayor said. But a compro-
mise plan is the only possible answer, she has said pre-
viously.
"Nobody is going to get all they want," in any pro-
posed parking plan, and both sides have to give up a
little, she said.
But considering the issue has now become a
political "hot potato," compromise between India and
Pakistan on their border dispute might be easier than an
Anna Maria compromise on parking.

no site plan on file.
Duennes indicated that the city attorney has been
asked to review the city's procedures for building rec-
reational facilities on city property and determine if a
full site plan review can be waived.
Also, city staff indicated that a final draft of an
interlocal agreement between the Island cities to sup-
port the skate park is ready to be reviewed by the other
cities.
In August, the commission voted 3-2 to move for-
ward with the park if the other Island cities agreed to
an interlocal agreement regarding the liability, con-
struction and maintenance of the park.
The city does have recommended guidelines for
the skate park in place.
The park will be closed evenings from dusk to 9
a.m. and will be monitored by the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department while open.
Stephenson said he is aiming for a grand opening
in April, hopefully before Easter.



Meetings

Anna Maria City
Feb. 5, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Educational En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Feb. 10, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Feb. I1, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., city commission election.
Feb. 12, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
"master wireless plan."
Feb. 13, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 6, 7 p.':., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic comment, public hearing on street vacation at 2510
Gulf Drive, special event requests for Bridge Street,
special event request for bottle boat regatta at Coquina
Bayside, special event request for Sandblast 2003 at
Beach House Restaurant, statewide mutual aid discus-
sion, parking improvement capital improvement dis-
cussion, and commission reports.
Feb. 11, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 5. 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Feb. 11, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Feb. 13, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.





PAGE 4 0 FEB. 5, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Islander Anna Maria City candidate forum


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The three candidates running in the Feb. 11 elec-
tion for the two vacant Anna Maria City Commission
seats gave differing views on several issues presented
at The Islander candidate forum Jan. 30.
At the same time, however, incumbent City Com-
missioner Linda Cramer and hopefuls Duke Miller and
Jeff Smith agreed the city must somehow solve the
current hot topic in the city: parking. Even if the solu-
tion means restricted parking in some areas.

Parking
As a city commissioner, Cramer voted for the
motion to establish a no-parking zone in the city. "Resi-
dents need relief," Cramer said, "and we are a residen-
tial community."
However, added Cramer, before any final plan is
established by ordinance, the city's traffic engineer
needs to provide some input to the commission.
"No one has ever resolved this issue, it's quite con-
troversial." But the commission must move forward on
the issue and agree to some plan, she indicated.
Cramer said the parking problem really surfaces
along beach-access roads on holidays, such as July 4.
"I've seen the trash," she said, and she and her son
have walked the beach at night picking up litter.
She said she would support a city commission de-
cision to put any proposed master parking plan and
ordinance to a referendum to the voting public.
Miller said that as a youngster growing up in Anna
Maria, one of his chores was to clean up the garbage
left in front of his parents' house by people parking
along the street.
In those days, before no-parking signs were erected
on many city streets, it was "bedlam" parking on holi-
days and weekends.
The streets of Anna Maria were not designed to
handle off-Island visitors, he said, and a lot of residents
are "under tremendous duress" because of the lack of
a parking ordinance.
There is need of a solution and if that means re-
stricted parking, then he supports that view.
He said he hasn't thought about putting the park-
ing issue to the city electorate as a referendum but, if
elected, "it's an alternative" to consider.
Smith said he doesn't have a problem with a re-
stricted parking policy, but believes the city's beach-
access roads should have at least a turnaround and
drop-off area. In addition, the city needs to have more
public parking lots.
"Not everybody is going to be happy with the so-
lution," he said.
He thought it was a good idea for all Anna Maria
citizens to vote on the parking issue in a referendum.
"It brings everyone" into the process, he said.
All three candidates support continued parking
near the Anna Maria Island Community Center and
pledged to work with the Center to create additional
parking spaces.

Proposed new charter
All three candidates support the proposed new
charter, but Smith had one point on which to disagree.
He didn't think that if the new charter passes, the
four elected city commissioners should appoint a fifth
commissioner for a 10-month term to fill the commis-
sion seat created by the charter. This paves the way for



Anna Maria City voters go to
the city's lone voting station
Tuesday, Feb. 11, to elect two
city commissioners. Voting
will take place from 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m. at
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive.
Further information is
available at 708-6130.


Islander candidate forum
Anna Maria city commission candidates, from left, Linda Cramer, Duke Miller and Jeff Smith, presented their views
on issues affecting the city at The Islander candidate forum Jan. 30 at city hall. Islander photo: Rick Catlin


a "special interest" appointment, he contended, and
takes away from the rights of voting citizens.
Miller said if it were not for the proposed charter,
he would not have considered running for office. The
new charter has a clear separation of powers, he said,
and eliminates a lot of animosity. He believes the city
can move forward with an independent commission
and mayor.
Cramer said the new charter creates a positive
check-and-balance system for the city.

Code enforcement
Miller said the problem of pro-active or re-active
code enforcement is a "sticky wicket." At present, code
enforcement is re-active and, if the code enforcement
officer sees a violation, she can't do anything about it
until a complaint comes from a private citizen.
At the same time, however, the city should not "nit-
pick" its residents, but codes should be enforced.
If elected, he'll seek input from the voters on pro-
active or re-active code enforcement.
Asked if establishments that sell alcoholic bever-
ages such as the Tip of the Island should close earlier
than 2:30 a.m., Miller said he would identify a specific
problem first by talking with people in the area of an
offending business to try to resolve the problem with-
out passing another law.
Cramer believes code enforcement should be "re-
active" to complaints, unless the city commission de-
cides to change the policy to "pro-active."
However, she added, "there are a lot of violations
out there" that are being ignored.
She acknowledged that she lives near the Tip of the
Island and most establishments that sell alcohol in
Anna Maria close between. 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. She
needs to know if that place is a restaurant or tavern, she
said, and she's looking for compatible hours for com-
mercial areas which are adjacent to residences.
Smith said he believes code enforcement should be
re-active. A pro-active policy would only cause further
problems, with more complaints, and would force the
city to change its enforcement rules.
He said he would be very careful about changing
the hours a business can operate. He believes the issue
with the Tip of the Island can be resolved. He doesn't
want to put someone out of business, but would have
the city work with the establishment to resolve prob-
lems.

Drainage/Swiftmud
Smith said hiring a city engineer is one of the best
moves the city has made. Finding a solution to the
city's drainage problems and presenting it to the city
commission should be a "top priority" of the engineer,
he said.
Miller said the city doesn't have a Southwest
Florida Water Management District plan, it has an out-
dated study. The new city engineer should produce a
plan for the city's drainage and that plan should be


placed at the top of the city commission's priority
works list.
Cramer agreed that the first step is to consult with
the city engineer, but the engineer needs to advise the
commission if the present Swiftmud study is still work-
able. If not, the engineer needs to tell the city how get
a plan that would be effective and where the funding
would come from.

Public comment
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn has recently changed
the format for comment at public meetings, although if
the new charter passes, the commission could adopt its
own rules of procedure, including those governing
public comment at commission meetings.
Cramer said the commission should allow resi-
dents to speak at all meetings, including workshop ses-
sions.
Miller said he did not agree with the current rules
that restrict public comment. The new city commission
should establish its own rules of procedure and allow
public comment.
The new commission might consider limiting pub-
lic debate at workshop sessions, which is the only op-
portunity commissioners have to discuss issues infor-
mally, he said.
Either way, the new commission will be "run dif-
ferently" if the new charter passes, he said.
Smith said residents should be allowed to speak at
all meetings.

Summary
Miller said Anna Maria is a "very special place,"
and is unique from Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach. "We are an island on an island," he said.
He wants to keep the city special and cut down on
bickering among residents. The larger fight will come
when the developers want to move into Anna Maria.
"Let's keep what we have here and stop fighting with
each other."
Smith said experience "speaks volumes" and his
business experience will serve him well as a city com-
missioner. The new charter would be a "good" place to
start, but it's only going to work as well as the people
elected to make it work.
He said, if elected, he would not hesitate to tell
people where he stood on issues.
Cramer said she has accomplished a number of
goals the past two years in accord with the mayor and
other city commissioners. Those include the city engi-
neer, the proposed charter, a master wireless commu-
nications plan and preparing for the comprehensive
plan review.
The city commission still has "an extreme amount
of work" to accomplish in the next few years and she
believes her experience on the commission will be in-
valuable to a second term as commissioner.
All three candidates urged qualified voters to vote
Feb. 1 1 and adopt the new charter.





THE ISLANDER U FEB. 5, 2003 U PAGE 5


Anna Maria up to speed on proposed charter


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Judging by the turnout at the Anna Maria town hall
meeting Jan. 28 called by Mayor SueLynn to discuss the
proposed new city charter, city voters are "up to speed"
on the issue.
Only six members of the public showed up to discuss
the proposed charter with the charter review committee
and three of those (City Commissioner Linda Cramer,
Duke Miller and Jeff Smith) are candidates for the two
vacant city commission seats that will also be decided in
the Feb. 11 election.
Despite the low turnout, charter review committee
chairperson Tom Aposporos gave an overview of the pro-
posed charter and answered a number of questions.
Aposporos clarified that under the proposed charter,
the mayor would not have the ability to vote on the city
commission, even in the event of a tie.
"The mayor is not a member of the city commission,"
under the proposed charter, but "does have a veto."
The city commission can override a mayor's veto
with a vote of four of the five commissioners.
He also explained the position of the fifth commis-
sioner, in the event the new charter is approved Feb. 11.
"The fifth commission seat does not exist at this
point," Aposporos said, because the new charter has not
been ratified.
If it does pass,, the charter contains "transition" lan-
guage to move the city forward.
As the mayor would no longer be a member of the
city commission under the new charter, the fifth commis-
sion seat immediately be deemed "vacant."
The four elected commissioners, including the two
elected on Feb. 11, would then appoint someone at the
commission's organizational meeting to the fifth commis-
sion seat to serve until November 2003, at which time the
seat again becomes vacant and is filled by the normal elec-
tion process.
Aposporos said there seems to be a misconception in
the city about who would be the fifth commissioner.
He stressed that the fifth commission seat is not au-
tomatically filled by the candidate finishing third in the
February 11 election. "The new city commission can ap-


point whomever it wants," he said. "It's entirely up to.
them."
Two other commissioners would also be elected in
November 2003, while the mayor and the two commis-
sioners elected in February 2003 would serve until No-
vember 2004. After that election, all elected seats in the
city will be on a two-year cycle with three positions
elected every November.
The new charter also proposes to move the city elec-
tions to November to coincide with county, state and na-
tional elections. The move would save the city about
$2,000 annually, but would be offset by the additional
$4,800 annual salary of the new commissioner, Aposporos
said in answer to a question from city resident Diane
Canniff.
When City Commissioner Linda Cramer asked if
committee members thought the new charter was good for
the city, Chris Collins replied "absolutely."
"This is not the Anna Maria of 10 or 20 years ago.
There is a huge amount of work for the mayor," he said.
A separation of powers was needed, said Aposporos,
and the new charter makes the mayor the chief executive
of the city while the city commission sets policy.
There was discussion about the mayor's role under
the new charter and Florida's Government-in-the-Sun-
shine Law.
Aposporos said that while he is not the "authority,"
numerous legal experts, including the Florida attorney
general, have stated that a mayor who is not a member of
the city commission may discuss issues with individual
commissioners without violating the Sunshine Law.
What the mayor can't do, however, is "become a con-
duit" between commissioners, he said.
Aposporos also pointed out the Florida attorney gen-
eral has said a veto is not a vote, therefore the mayor is not
violating the Sunshine Law by discussing an upcoming
issue with a commissioner, even though the mayor could
later veto a commission decision.
Under the proposed charter, the city commission
would elect a chairperson who would also serve as the
city's deputy mayor. The chairperson sets the commission
agenda while the mayor is responsible for the daily admin-
istration of the city. The mayor may present the commis-


sion chairperson with discussion items for the agenda.
The mayor would attend commission meetings, give
reports on city business, participate in discussion. of issues
and answers questions.
In conclusion, Aposporos noted that the idea of char-
ter review in Anna Maria surfaced following the Febru-
ary 2002 elections, when the city commission was bitterly
divided on a number of procedural issues, including who
should chair commission meetings and who was running
the city.
Originally, the committee thought it could just make
some minor corrections in the city charter, but after study-
ing the issue, the committee felt a fundamental change was
necessary, he said.
"So, we took the broad view and our conclusion was
to go beyond" just minor adjustments in the charter, said
Aposporos.
The committee met with the city commission in June
2002 and was given approval to proceed with a new char-
ter that defines powers of the mayor and commission.


Meeting options
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn has issued an optional
plan for the scheduled Feb. 13 commission workshop,
In the event the proposed charter passes on Feb. 11,
the results must be certified by the city's canvassing board
(Commissioners John Quam and Chuck Webb), then for-
warded to the Florida Secretary of State on Feb. 12.
On Feb. 13, a reception for newly elected commis-
sioners will be held at city hall at 6 p.m. followed by the
swearing-in ceremony at 6:15.
At 6:30 p.m., a special commission meeting will be
held. The four commissioners will nominate and appoint
a fifth commission member, then elect a chairperson.
The new commission would then discuss its next step,
which would be an organizational meeting within 21 days
of approval of the charter.
If the proposed charter does not pass, there will be a
commission work session at 7 p.m. with the first item the
organization of commission meetings until the February
2004 elections.


RE-ELECT

LINDA L. CRAMER


Infinlishledl cit business


I will continue to work toward

our city's common goals...

* Continued support for the city commission,
community center, historical society and
for the grant and restoration of the
Belle Haven Cottage.

* I will continue to work for stability and im-
proved communications for the city.

* I will address all capital improvement projects.

* Revision of comprehensive plan and land
development codes.





Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the campaign for Linda Cramer. Approved by Linda Cramer.


An open letter...



To the Voters of Anna 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
question.
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, I pledge my years of successful business-
management experience to help bring about the much needed
smooth transition.
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 prom-
ise to you is to do 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.
Sincerely.

Duke Miller
Candidate Jbr City Commissioner

Pd. pol. adv. Paid for by the Duke Miller Campaign. Approved by Duke Miller





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Anna Maria election decision
Anna Maria voters will choose two new city com-
missioners in the Feb. 11 election, at the same time
voting on an historic new charter for the city.
The three candidates running for commissioner hold
similar views on a variety of issues, and we endorse cur-
rent Commissioner Linda Cramer for a second term.
We believe she has a willingness to compromise,
particularly on parking, and was instrumental in spear-
heading the Belle Haven Cottage preservation effort.
Cramer also lobbied successfully for an engineering
firm and a capital improvements advisory committee.
She has demonstrated compromise on the views of
other commissioners and the public.
We also endorse Duke Miller for city commissioner.
Miller's business experience will benefit Anna Maria
residents and the city's business community and tourism
needs, particularly if the proposed charter passes.
Jeff Smith is running for office a second time around
and we are close to a coin toss in our choice, but Miller
impressed us with his strong willingness to reconcile with
all sides on important issues an essential ingredient for
a successful Anna Maria City Commission.
We also endorse passage of the proposed charter,
but with some reservations.
There are three candidates for two commission seats.
If the proposed charter passes, the mayor will no
longer be on the city commission and the four seated
commissioners will elect a fifth commissioner to serve
a 10-month term until the next election process in No-
vember 2003.
We strongly believe that the candidate finishing third
in the Feb. 11 election should be selected to fill the 10-
month term on the city commission if the new charter
passes.
The third-place candidate will have already quali-
fied through the election process and there can be no
doubt of that candidate's willingness to participate in
city government. After all, any votes cast for the third-
place finisher represent valuable constituents.
Additionally, it removes any hint of "special interests"
or collusion on the selection of the fifth commissioner.
That aside, the proposed charter should streamline the
city's government by putting the mayor in charge of ad-
ministration and the city commission in charge of policy.
The proposed charter also defines who is in charge
of what in Anna Maria, something sorely lacking in
previous city administrations.
We hope Anna Maria voters don't believe every-
thing is a "done deal."
Whatever you believe, Anna Maria, vote Tuesday.


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Spreading the noise?
There seems to be no escape from the awful noise
and tailback that the trolley makes up and down the
Island. Now I understand that they are going to spread
this blight to perhaps the remaining quiet place on the
Island, the north end.
Why not? Let's just noise-pollute everywhere so
that nobody is singled out. Do you honestly think this
will stop our parking problems? Remember we had a
trolley before? Did that cure it?
Susan Hatch, Anna Maria


A more positive way
The dedicated groups who oppose parking in Anna
Maria City keep recycling old arguments to try and
make a case. When they successfully banned parking
on Gulf Boulevard a few years ago and took away from
the public one of the most suitable and convenient ac-
cesses to the Gulf, they used the old shibboleths that
undesirables were "littering the beach with trash,
condoms and diapers."
The same arguments are appearing once again,
apparently with some success in influencing a few of
the local politicians. The argument was spurious then
and is spurious now. The sole purpose is to keep us
"riffraff" from blocking the view and deny access to the
beaches we helped to refurbish with our state and fed-
eral taxes.
If these people are so concerned with keeping the
beach pristine, why not form a volunteer group to po-
lice the area and pick up the alleged trash? This is be-
ing done in front of city hall and on roadways all
through the state of Florida. Rather than deprive people
from using our beaches, energy could be directed in a
more positive way.
The politicians in Anna Maria City should try and
help the public regain entrance to the Gulf via Gulf
Boulevard (where angle parking could easily accom-
modate up to 20 cars) and to grant as much access to


the Gulf as can be provided. Restoring the previously
banned parking areas would be much more democratic
than caving in to the selfish desires of a small influen-
tial minority.
I was delighted that my mayor, Carol Whitmore, is
also opposed to the ridiculous parking bans being pro-
posed in our neighboring city.
Edward G. Molina, Holmes Beach


Holmes Beach limit
To Anna Maria City:
We spend at least two months each winter here in
Bradenton Beach. We walk Bean Point once, maybe
twice, and we usually find parking scarce but not non-
existent. We also come up-Island far more frequently
for Mama Lo's, Ralph's, the Waterfront, Sandbar, both
pier restaurants and Roser Memorial Community
Church.
The misguided actions of your political leaders (?)
have put a stop to this and we are advising all of the
above.that the money we would spend or donate stops
at the north end of Holmes Beach.
You folks need to know that while you may have
some things desirable, you do not have anything so
essential that they can not be done without.
I have read several suggestions in the papers, all
much better than what your governing body has come
up with yet, still mitigating some of the problems faced
by the property owners on the north end. You would do
well to reconsider your actions.
A pity that your business constituents have to suf-
fer. One almost wishes that you had some kind of lo-
cal sales tax so you could suffer along with them when
they lose business due to your unwise actions.
Think we won't take action to provide input to the
county and state and federal politicians when you come
with your cup in hand for beach renourishment money?
Think again, for we are sure to be there.
Charles Roth, St. Louis and Bradenton Beach





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Ed Chiles: 'Put the genie back in the bottle'


Ed Chiles: 'Put the genie back in the bottle'


Thank you for the opportunity to provide some
thoughts regarding the controversy that has erupted
over the proposal to ban parking near the beach and bay
by anyone that is not a resident or the guest of a resi-
dent in the City of Anna Maria.
First, let me say that in my opinion we do have a
parking problem in the city. I believe this view is
shared by both business owners and citizens.
Secondly, I think that the current mayor and
commission members from Anna Maria should be
commended for their sincere attempt to deal with the
issue. I think that they have now come to realize and
appreciate the difficulties that past administrations
have faced when attempting to deal with this situa-
tion.
The current proposal has unfortunately led to a
great deal of controversy, the most disturbing aspect of
which is the impressions that the City of Anna Maria
is an unfriendly place that is attempting to restrict ac-
cess to its unique and incomparable beaches.
The proposal to ban parking in the "beach zone" has
a number of flaws. First, and foremost, is the message that
it sends to those who visit our area. The second is that it
creates a bureaucracy regarding permitting, that is to say
the least problematic as well as being unnecessary. While
the proposal is fair to those who own houses on or near the
beach, it is unfair to other residents of the city and any
visitors, as well as to the businesses like ours that are lo-
cated on or near the beach that will be unduly burdened
by the parking problem shifting from the neighborhoods
to our parking lots.
I would like to suggest that we re-look at a pro-
posal that has been previously discussed to regulate
parking in the affected areas by designating every
street for even or odd day parking. This proposal
would allow everyone a measure of relief. Each


street in the problem areas would be off limits to
parking every other day. Each street would have one
weekend day when there would be no parking.
This proposal would not necessitate a permitting
bureaucracy. It would be easy to understand and en-
force. It could be instituted over six months, during
which time warnings could be issued at the officer's
discretion that would explain the new parking policy of
the city and the penalties for future violations. The
policy would not send a message that is contrary to the
stated principle of our visioning statement that Anna
Maria is a friendly city.
While the proposal would not give those who
want an outright ban on parking everything they
want, it would be fair to all and it would provide a
real measure of relief for those affected without
causing the hard feelings and possible retaliatory
reactions in kind by our neighboring cities as well as
Manatee County.
The Anna Maria that I summered in as a child was


a friendly, charming and laid-back treasure. The Anna
Maria that I moved permanently to 24 years ago was
as well. While the tremendous growth that has occurred
in our county and along the west coast of Florida has
created additional pressures and traffic, especially in
season, I believe that it is still the Anna Maria of today
and I hope and pray that it will be the same Anna Maria
for my children's children.
I would respectfully request that our commission-
ers and mayor relook at this proposal with an open
mind.
It is time to end the discord and hard feelings
caused by this issue. I believe that this proposal would
allow us to do that, while dealing with the issue in a fair
and equitable manner that would provide a measure of
relief to all the affected parties. Let's put the genie back
in the bottle and move on to other important issues that
face our city.
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owner of the Sandbar restaurant.


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Parking concerns top business group discussion


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Village Merchant's Association
was hoping the city would proceed "cautiously" with
any proposed parking plan, but the recent city commis-
sion decision to establish a no-parking zone has been
"bad public relations for Anna Maria businesses," said
Kent Davis at the AMVMA meeting Jan. 29.
In fact, the city's parking woes threatened to be-
come a political football at the meeting until cooler
heads prevailed.
Davis and AMVMA members were concerned that
the city is sending the wrong message to visitors and
business customers regarding the parking issue and the
accompanying publicity has already hurt city busi-
nesses.
"The city has made a big mistake," claimed Davis.
Damaging letters from people threatening to boycott
city businesses have appeared in local newspapers and
the city is sending an "elitist" message to potential visi-
tors over its stance on restricting parking.
Noting the AMVMA meeting was taking place at
Villa Rosa, and the city administration "has been on a
campaign targeting Villa Rosa," Davis invited city of-
ficials to look in a mirror and see "who is the most elit-
ist and exclusionary of all" when they send a message
suggesting restricted parking and beach access.
Sean Murphy of Island's End restaurant agreed that


Sandbar restaurant owner Ed Chiles, who of-
ten deals with weekend beachgoers in Anna Maria
using his parking lot while paying customers are
forced elsewhere, has proposed what he calls a
simple but fair solution to the city's parking prob-
lem.
Under the Chiles proposal, streets in Anna
Maria that lead to beach access would be identified
and have parking allowed on alternate days.
For the first six months, law enforcement offic-
ers could issue warnings to violators. After six
months, a fine would be imposed for a violation
and vehicles could be towed.
"I think this is fair for everyone and easy to


the city has generated a lot of bad publicity for Anna
Maria businesses and seems to be saying non-residents
'are not allo% ed to access beaches at the north end of the
Island.
fHe said legal action is a last resortif the city ever
adopts an overIl restrictive parking ordinance. "Hope-
fully, this won't happen," said Murphy.
He said Sandbar restaurant owner Ed Chiles has
proposed a simple solution to Anna Matia city commis-
sioners and he hopes it gets some support from city'


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implement," Chiles said.
"It's a simple solution that takes into account
the needs of everyone," he added. "Nobody gets ev-
erything they want, but it is fair and equitable and
gives some measure of relief to everyone.
"I think it's also fair to Anna Maria business
owners and doesn't send out the message that Anna
Maria is unfriendly to visitors."
Chiles said he's not trying to micro-manage the -
city's parking problems, but he has discussed the
idea with Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn and the four
city commissioners and they have promised to re-
view the proposal at the next commission meeting
on the parking issue.


officials. The plan essentially calls for odd-even, alter-
nate-street day parking on identified access streets, said
Murphy.
It's something Murphy hopes the new city com-
mission will consider. "There has to be a better solu-
tion" than what's currently proposed, he said.
When Davis suggested appointing Anna Maria
businessman Rick DeFrank as "point man" for politi-
cal action on the issue at Anna Maria commission
meetings, Anna Maria resident Judy Adams argued for
caution.
The city is going to consult with a traffic engineer
and do a lot more study of the issue with more public
input before any ordinance is even brought for a pub-
lic hearing, she said.
The AMVMA was not created solely to become a
"political spearhead" but as a business group for net-
working opportunities and to promote Anna Maria.
"We are not here to run the city," she said.
AMVMA members should go to commission meet-
ings, listen to discussion on the parking issue, provide
input, and talk individually with city commissioners
and the mayor.
"I'm reluctant to turn this group into a political
vendetta," she said. The city still has a number of op-
tions to examine and is "going to get professional
help," she added.
Don Schroder of the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce suggested that AMVMA members write
individually to the city commission. ,
At the same .ime. the AMICC is taking a position
on the issue and will communicate its stance to the
mayor and city commissioners.
What the AMVMA can do is "get the word out to
your primary customers that Anna Maria is not a re-
stricted parking community," that it's still the nice, safe
and friendly city.
Davis and other AMVMA members agreed the
organization should not try to solve the issue for the
city, but "if political issues hurt our businesses, we
want to be involved," he added.
Members eventually agreed that Davis should resend
a Nov. 15, 2002, AMVMA letter asking the city to pro-
ceed slowly with any parking decision and offering to
work with the city on efforts to solve the problem.


Anna Maria City to county: put up a parking lot


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"Don't it always seem to go if you don't know
what ya got. They paved paradise and put up a parking
lot," sings Joni Mitchell on the song "Big Yellow
Taxi."
Maybe it was tongue in cheek, but building a park-
ing lot in paradise was a suggestion made to Anna
Maria Mayor SueLynn at the monthly Manatee County
mayors' meeting Jan. 30 as a means to solve the city's
parking woes. And it might not be a bad idea, except
SueLynn doesn't know where it would go.
"So tell us about your parking problem," said
Manatee County Commissioner Jonathan Bruce.
One of the "parking problems" is misinformation,
explained the mayor.
"Contrary to what some media have reported, we
are not shutting down the beaches. We are not trying
to keep people off the beaches, just manage where
people park to get to the beaches," she said.


There is no ordinance restricting parking on beach
access roads in the city and the commission is a good
six months away from finalizing any plan. More meet-
ings and public hearings will be held, she said, and the
city is consulting with its newly hired traffic engineer
on the problem.
But a problem in Anna Maria is that people want
to park as close as possible to the beaches, she ex-
plained.
Because Anna Maria has no large public parking
lot near the beach with restroom facilities as in
Bradenton Beach at Coquina Beach and Holmes Beach
at Manatee Public Beach, Anna Maria residents, par-
ticularly those who live along beach-access roads, suf-
fer, she said.
"We're just trying to compromise, to come up with
a plan.
"Our concern is that as the east part of the county
grows, more and more people come to the Island, but
we in Anna Maria have only a finite space. At some


point on some days, there is simply no more space to
park," she explained.
Even DisneyWorld closes its parking lot when all
the spaces are taken, she said.
"But we are not trying to keep people out, just try-
ing to manage the problem and, right now, we are look-
ing at options."
OK, how about a parking lot? said Bruce.
Great, said the mayor. Where do we put it? "The
problem is space. We have only so much space."
She said people who own available lots in Anna
Maria don't want to sell to the city if the plan is to turn
that land into a public parking lot.
County manager Ernie Padgett volunteered to as-
sign someone from the county transportation depart-
ment to assist the city and its traffic engineer in study-
ing the problem and trying to come up with some so-
lutions.
PLEASE SEE COUNTY, NEXT PAGE


Chiles parking proposal: 'It's fair'


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Funding may be available for Bradenton Beach sign


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Grant money for the proposed City of Bradenton
Beach welcome sign at the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive
intersection may be available from the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation's State Highway Landscape
Enhancement Fund.
That's the word Mike Howe of the Sarasota-Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization gave members
of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor
Management Entity at its Jan. 28 meeting.
In fact, said Howe, the same fund may have money
available for a sign at the city's boundary with Holmes
Beach on State Road 789 (Gulf Drive).
Grant applications must be from the city commis-

County parking lot?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
There was also concern expressed by Longboat
Key Mayor John Redgrave about parking at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, and the Center's
fundraising campaign to pay for needed renovations.
Padgett said the county provides some funding to a
number of non-profit organizations and suggested Center
officials contact him about available grant programs.
But Padgett had some bad news for the mayors on
future funding from state and county agencies.
The present state budget is expected to be about $2
billion short in funding, although legislators do not plan
on raising revenues. Instead, funding for many pro-
grams will be. cut and the state is "raiding" trust funds
to meet the budget.
One of those trust funds provides money for cities
affected by hurricanes. In short, there may be little or
no monetary assistance from the state if Manatee
County suffers severe damage from a hurricane or
tropical storm.
Other state programs are having budgets slashed
and this will affect funding as well, Padgett said.
Everyone should be prepared to have fewer dollars
available from state and county agencies to assist munici-
palities with a variety of programs, according to Padgett.


sion and the deadline for a DOT grant is in the next few
months, Howe said.
CME members also heard from Building Official
Bob Welch, who suggested the CME may want to re-
view certain projects proposed for the CME corridor.
Although Welch said he was "reluctant" to add
another layer of review on proposed construction, the
CME could develop its own criteria to review projects
to ensure they meet CME standards.
The CME also discussed a proposal for an open-air
performing arts pavilion on Leffis Key for concerts,
plays and other forms of entertainment.
Emily Anne Smith of the firm of Eatman and
Smith has done preliminary design drawings for a pa-
vilion and is checking on available grants, said CME
chairperson Judy Giovanelli.
CME member Fawn Ker said an open-air pavilion
costing about $3 million was built using grant money


on Florida Highway A1A near St. Augustine.
Members were in favor of pursing the idea and will
hear specifics from Smith at the next meeting.
The modular news rack ordinance has not yet been
presented to the city commission by the city attorney,
said Mayor John Chappie, but six sites for the news
boxes have been identified.
Giovanelli also updated the CME on the proposed
multi-use path that would run from the southern edge
of the city along both sides of Gulf Drive and under the
Longboat Pass Bridge.
The CME recommended an asphalt mix be used as
a surface because this could accommodate cyclists,
skaters and skateboarders.
There was also discussion about widening the
path from 8 feet to 10 feet in the proposal and this
issue will be discussed with technical staff from
Manatee County.


Moose goes country
Joanne Eyester, Nancy
Ambrose, Rita Bailey and
Cincy Pay where among
the crowd that enjoyed the
Country Western Hoedown
at the Bradenton Beach
Moose Lodge Saturday,
Jan 25. Captain John
served red-hot chili and a
country barbecue dinner
and music was provided by
the Trailblazers, complete
with steel guitar. High-
lights of the event included
country-dance contests, a
costume contest and a pig-
callin' contest. No word on
the winners and we don't
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An open house featuring recent works by 10 local
artists will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Phoenix
Frame and Gallery, 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
To be shown there during the evening will be
works by Max Bullock, Jacquie Clark, Vickie
DiOrazio, Jeanne T. Garrison, Doc Harris, Nancy
Hawkins, Fernando Madridejos, Ken Muenzenmayer,
Hannah Price and Robert Reiber.
Regular hours at Phoeni\ Frame are 10 a.m.-5:30
p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Details may be obtained at 778-5480.

Village of the Arts visits
Island 'First Friday'
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,
Feb. 7.
The reception will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-2099.

Gallery West in Bradenton
'First Friday'
Gallery West, Anna Maria Island artists coopera-
tive, has been invited to participate in a group show
Feb. 7-23 in Graciela Giles Gallery and Studio in
Bradenton.
The gallery is in the Village of the Arts at 1014
12th St. W. Opening reception will be from 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7, at the Bradenton gallery and studio.
Details may be obtained at Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or by telephoning 778-
6648.

Off Stage Ladies to hear of
friendly diamonds
"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" will be the topic
discussed at a luncheon meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12, of
the Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Players.
Donna Seguin, owner of Suncoast Gems, will
speak at the luncheon, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at the
Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Pal-
metto. Reservations may be made and further informa-
tion obtained by calling Marilyn George at 778-7423
or Marge Ebel at 792-7818.

Chamber changes date for
fashion luncheon
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
moved the date of its "Cruisin' to Fashion" spring fash-
ion affair to March 28.
It will be at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth
Ave. W., Bradenton. Providing fashions will be AMI
West, Jennifer's, Mister Roberts, Sun & Surf Lifestyle
Apparel, White Egret and Two Sides of Nature.
Tickets at $22 are on sale now at the participating
boutiques and the chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Additional information may be obtained by
calling 778-1541.


'First Friday' winner
The Artists Guild of Anna
Maria gallery at the
Island Shopping Center
instituted 'First Friday'
openings in January and
offered a prize for the
craziest hat, which was
won by Joe Pasuit of
Holmes Beach. The theme
for "First Friday" Feb. 7
is the color red, although
everyone is invited to
enter the drawing. Pasuit
took home original
artwork by guild presi-
dent/presenter Phyllis
Cogan and an Islander T-
shirt. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


Harvey Rummage/bake sale
coming Saturday
Harvey Memorial Community Church is
having a rummage and bake sale Saturday, Feb.
8, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, 300 Church
St., Bradenton Beach.
Donations of articles for the rummage sale
may be made between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 7, at the church. Details may be obtained
by phoning 886-7122.


Rummage sale Saturday
at St. Bernard center
St. Bernard Guild will stage a rummage sale from
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the activity center of
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Further information may be obtained at
778-4769.

St. Bernard sets pancake
breakfast on Sunday
Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served
from 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost is $3 for adults, children half price. Details are
available at 778-4769.

Shell club's 40th show
begins on Thursday
The Sarasota Shell Club will present its 40th an-
nual show Friday-Sunday, Feb. 7-9, at the Sarasota
Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail.
The club noted that its first show was in the old
Lido Casino on Lido Beach 40 years ago. The 2003
version boasts shell collectors from around the world,
a spokesperson said.
It will be open 12:30-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $3, children
free. Further information may be obtained by calling
739-0908.

'Man Overboard' focus
of sailors' meeting
A program on rescue of an overboard crew mem-
ber, using sails alone, will be presented at a meeting of
the Manatee Sailing Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 11.
The meeting will be at the Regatta Pointe Marina,
1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. Details may be ob-
tained by phoning 755-0685 or 729-3573.

Island history is topic
of widowed persons
The Widowed Persons Support Group will discuss
"Island History" when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb.
10, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The "Coffee and Conversation Hour" programs are
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Cortez festival almost ready already


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It takes organization to fit 20,000 or more people
into a 10-block village, but Cortez is on the verge of
doing it again and maintaining its own laid-back but
exuberant style.
The historic fishing village at the mainland end of
Cortez Road will host the Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival for the 21st time Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15
and 16.
It will have a full agenda for everybody. History
will be served up via videos and people who are them-
selves history alive, music will fit all tastes, food will
be there in great variety and quantity, kids will get their
licks in several arenas.
There couldn't be a more apt setting than the 114-
year-old village. Sarasota Bay stretches south out of
sight, Anna Maria Sound shows off Anna Maria Island
in the near distance, the shoreline wraps vigor and
beauty and an easy pleasantness around its favored
hamlet.
People created the village a century ago, and their
descendants keep it pretty much as it has been all along.
Proud of their heritage, happy with their way of life,
they have fought off the interference of unwanted
progress.
A prime example of their determination is the main


beneficiary of the festival, the 95-acre tract of man-
grove wetlands and uplands which Cortezians and
friends are buying as a buffer between the village and
future development in the area.
The next-to-last payment of $63,000 will be made
with proceeds from the festival, plus some most-wel-
come additional donations.
Admission to the festival will be $2, children free.
Parking won't be much of a problem, with expanded
village parking on side streets, and $2 roundtrip shuttle
service both from Coquina Beach and the parking lot
in front of the defunct movie theater at 71st Street and
Cortez Road.
There will be pony rides, a climbing wall, petting
zoo, saltwater "touch tanks," environmental exhibits,
T-shirts with the festival's theme "If Wishes Were
Fishes," Cortez Village Historical Society shows at the
community center, all that music and all that food.
The food specialties will include the historical
society's famed strawberry shortcake and a whole lot
of the mullet that made Cortez and sustained it until a
ban on offshore net fishing by referendum in 1995. The
mullet will be cooked every way it has been prepared
for more than a century, by the people who have been
at it all along.
Hours of the celebration will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.


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Internationally known artist Ruby C. Williams plans and selects work for her upcoming Island show from her
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Mike Norman Realty and will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Islander office and adjacent Ooh La
La! in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Ruby paints under the shed behind
them and uses the small green table in the foreground as her office alongside her produce stand and art
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turtles and helping preserve the sea giants is again a
popular way to celebrate Valentine's Day Feb. 14.
The practice caught on quickly at its introduction
last year and it is revived for the 2003 lovers' season,
said Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch direc-
tor who holds the state permit for marine turtle preser-
vation for the Island.
Likewise for manatees, though that program is
older and less Island-oriented.
The way the marine turtle valentine works, you
adopt a hatchling or a whole nest, depending on your
inclinations. A hatchling adoption costs $15 and gets
you a certificate of adoption and a hatchling photo and
the opportunity to name the baby turtle.
For the whole nest, that goes pretty much as the
hatchling adoption except that it costs $100. You get a
full-color frameable certificate with your name and nest
data. Your valentine will be official adopter of one of
the first loggerhead nests of the 2003 season, which
begins May 1. He or she will get the certificate plus a
hat or turtle T-shirt.


These events can be arranged at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, phone 778-7978. Pro-
ceeds go to the Turtle Watch program.
Manatees' adoptions come from farther away -
the Save the Manatee Club Inc., 500 N. Maitland Ave.
Maitland FL 32751. The cost there is $20, and you get
a personalized Valentine's Day gift card and message.
The phone there is (407) 539-0990.

Sweetheart Dance sold out
The 11th annual Sweetheart Dance sponsored by
the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club is sold out, ac-
cording to the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The Center has been handling ticket sales and is the
location of the dance on Valentine's Day eve, Feb. 13. The
early sell-out is not unusual, said a spokesperson, as the
dance is one of the most popular events on the Island.
It will be from 8-11 p.m. at the Center's gymna-
sium, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, which has
room for "only" 350 persons. Proceeds will benefit the
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Jack Elka targets new domain: Islander


By Bonner Joy
Portraits and aerial photography have been Jack
Elka's domain. Even graphic design work, brochures
and post cards, have filled past hours. He's taught pho-
tography and digital imaging. His client list runs the
gamut of well known families, top real estate agencies,
developers and magazines in Sarasota and Manatee
counties.
Jack is also well known for his music. He teaches
keyboard and piano and plays a full schedule of "gigs"
with the popular Billy Rice Band.
Now he'll add news photography to his resume and
a new collaboration with The Islander.
Jack started out in Philadelphia where he studied
art and music from an early age. It wasn't until he
reached the "ripe old age" of 24 that he first picked up
a camera and "got the bug."
That was all it took. "I read everything I could get
my eyes on." He was self-taught in camera use and
darkroom techniques.
He moved to Anna Maria Island in 1980 and
started "Portraits by the Sea" and began-marketing his
aerial photography skills to commercial clients. Both
businesses developed and soon he was shooting wed-
dings and families on the beach and from the sky he
was shooting the Island, properties for sale and big
developments.
In 1985, his work led him into graphic design,
post cards, posters, brochures and ad designs, many
utilizing his aerial photos. He learned to manage his
images in computer programs such as Adobe
Photoshop early on, which gave him ajumpstart into
the digital world.
"I've wanted to be associated with a newspaper or
magazine for some time. It offers me a fresh and dif-
ferent way to see the world and a great way to show-
case my work. Collaborating with The Islander will be
a win-win situation. The best photographer and the best
newspaper on the Island!"
Never too modest, Elka's aerial photography has
been a consistent winner for The Islander in terms of
readership. The view of Anna Maria Island on the
cover of The Islander's 10-year anniversary edition in
November has been the most requested photo ever
published by the newspaper-- and it's a beautiful ex-
ample of Jack's work.
And we expect you'll be seeing much more of Jack
Elka's work in the pages, issues and months to come.
But to fully appreciate Jack's aerial photography
skills, a trip up in the air was in order for this publisher.
Up, up and away from the private aviation area at the
Sarasota-Manatee International Airport we flew in a
small four-passenger Cessna.


* .'*-


Straight to the task we went, flying quickly to the
south end of Anna Maria Island to get photos of the
newly completed beach renourishment project, the
Beach House restaurant and Bridgewalk resort.
Elka leans out the window tightly grasping the
camera as the wind pushes in and the flap window
presses down. We drop down slowly. Snap. Snap.
Snap. Many snaps. Then he nods to the pilot to go
around again. We accelerate up, turn, turn, turn and
drop slowly over the "target" again, and repeat the pro-
cess several times.
(Woe is me from the back seat, still spinning.)
Up the beach a ways, we circle over Harrington
House Bed & Breakfast for a few shots. A few more
circles. Then again at a new condo development and so
on up to Anna Maria for some low passes and photos


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..--... Clockwise from left,
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party with the Billy
Rice Band, an
example of Jack's
e aerial photography
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workshop.





over Siam Gardens resort.
(Very woe is me in the back seat. The swing out
over the Anna Maria City Pier was like a "tail spin."
Lost horizon. Close eyes. Breathe deeply.)
Jack, however, is invigorated. You can see the
adrenalin pumping. "This is great! It's a great day to
shoot."
A fast, very efficient trip with less tharl an hour "on
the clock" and lots of photos, film and digital, to ful-
fill orders for a few of Jack's many clients. And some
for publication in The Islander, too.
Jack's still raring to go for more work. He abso-
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 5, 2003 0 PAGE 13

Holmes Beach vacates Third Avenue to McConnell


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
In a 4-to-1 vote Holmes Beach city commissioners
agreed to vacate Third Avenue to Patrick McConnell,
the property owner at 3716 Gulf Drive. Commissioner
Don Maloney was not in favor of the action.
McConnell's additional request to declare the traf-
fic island adjacent to Third Avenue surplus property so
it can then be sold to him was tabled due to an error in
the legal advertisement of the property. Once
McConnell has properly advertised the property, the
commission will reconsider his request.
According to McConnell, the additional land would
allow more architecturally pleasing features for his home,
such as enclosed garages rather than open carports.
McConnell claims the city will benefit from the


street vacation because he will remove the shell and
donate it back to the city, which will also reduce dust
in the area.
McConnell plans to place a restrictive covenant so
that the street can only be used for his driveway and
yard. He also plans to install a new sidewalk fronting
the area and parking bumpers on 37th Street for the
beach access.
McConnell denied that the additional land would
be used to increase the density on his property.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said that although
density is generally an issue the commission should
pay close attention to, in this case she said she did not
believe it was an issue.
"McConnell has agreed to place a deed restriction
on the entire parcel he owns so that a future owner can't


build on or use the acquired land to calculate density,"
Petruff told the commission.
Maloney objected to the vacation because the city
currently does not have its own policy and procedures to
deal with such requests. He asked the commission to draft
a vacation policy before considering any new requests.
"There is no single exception," Maloney said.
"Once you open the gates they will all be lining up."
Maloney said there are 19 other properties within
the city that he believes are vulnerable.
The ordinances to declare the adjacent traffic is-
land surplus land will undergo a public hearing at the
commission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The first reading of the ordinance at the Jan. 14
meeting was passed unanimously, with Maloney not
present at the time.


Two principals interview for elementary school job


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Two principals from Manatee County were inter-
viewed Monday for the vacancy at Anna Maria El-
ementary School. Current Principal Tim Kolbe will
soon be leaving to take an administrative position with
the school district.
Although 17 candidates applied for the job, only
three are currently principals at other schools. The job
is also open to assistant principals, but current princi-
pals are considered for the job first.
On Monday, Kathy Hayes, principal at Orange
Ridge Elementary School, and Mike Rio, principal at
Palmetto Elementary School, were interviewed by the
selection team at AME. The third principal who had
applied withdrew before the interview process began.
The selection team conducting the first round of
interviews included Elementary School Management
Director Tom Walker, AME parent Judy Holmes
Tittsworth, AME guidance counselor Cindi Harrison,
AME secretary Candi Shields, AME School Advisory
Committee member and community representative


Don Schroder, and the school board's director of per-
sonnel.
Both Harrison and Schroder were part of the selec-
tion committee that interviewed and recommended
Kolbe for the principal position four years ago.
If the interview team is pleased with the two can-
didates, it will make its recommendations to Superin-
tendent Dan Nolan and Assistant Superintendent
Lynette Edwards, who will interview the candidates. If
not pleased, the team will proceed with interviewing
the other 15 candidates who applied for the job.
Once the team makes its recommendation, Nolan
will then make his own recommendation to the school
board, which makes the final appointment.
Hayes comes from a school that earned an "A"
rating in 2002, up from a "C" for the previous two
years. And Orange Ridge Elementary has been reno-
vated in the past few years.
Rio comes from a school with more than twice the
number of students and has maintained a "B" rating for
the past three years. A third phase of construction was
completed on Palmetto Elementary School in 1991 and


Rio has been principal since 1995.
AME is currently in the planning phases of recon-
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Obituaries


Joan Caminite-Brown
Joan Caminite-Brown, 66, of Bradenton, died Jan.
28.
Born in London, Ontario, Ms. Caminite-Brown
came to Manatee County from there in 1955. She was
the general manager of Home True Value Hardware of
Holmes Beach for 27 years. She was a member of
Saints Peter and Paul The Apostles Catholic Church.
Visitation was Feb. 2 and services Feb. 3 at the
church. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Lung Association of Gulfcoast Florida, 3333
Clark Road, Suite 110, Sarasota FL 34231. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Deborah K. Byerley
and Sharon L. Reed, both of Sarasota, Darlene M.
Brown of Clearwater, and Diane E. Vollmer of
Bradenton; mother Cordilia Caminite of Bradenton;
brothers Anthony P. Caminite and Rudy N. Caminite,
both of Bradenton; and six grandchildren.
Janet Louise 'Planet Janet'
Kemery
Janet Louise "Planet Janet" Kemery, 48, of
Bradenton Beach, died Jan. 31.
Born in Coaldale, Pa., Ms. Kemery came to Mana-
tee County from Pennsylvania in 1984. She was a
home care giver. She was a member of the Moose
Lodge, Bradenton Beach. She was Catholic.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hos-
pital, 12502 North Pine, Tampa FL 33612.
She is survived by daughter Crystal Kemery
McClaflin of Huntsville, Ala.; sons Patrick N. Cogan
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a career as a model. She was an avid gardner and animal
lover and participated in her church choir. She was a vol-
unteer at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.
She is survived by daughter Gilda McKim of Round
Lake, N.Y., and son Michael Murdock of Plant City, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
Thomas Edward Roller
Thomas Edward Roller, 54, of Cortez, died Jan. 30.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Roller came to Mana-
tee County from Vero Beach in 1995. He was a retired
plumber. He served two tours of duty in Viet Nam in
the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Eagles in
Sebastian. He was Lutheran.
Memorial services will be Feb. 8 in Sebastian.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane
Society, 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by wife Manuela Espinosa; sister
Phyllis Klucinec of Titusville, Lin Roller-Menard of
Vero Beach, and Beth Givler of Sebastian; and brother
Gary of Del Ray Beach.
David M. Rubenstein
David M. Rubenstein, 63, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan. 31.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Rubenstein came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1989. He was a business en-
trepreneur. He served in the U.S. Army National
Guard. He was a member of Temple Beth-El.
Services were Feb. 3. Memorial contributions may be
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He is survived by wife Andrea Rolsky; brother
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Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Stehle came to Manatee
County from Short Hills, N.J., in 1971. He retired as a
mechanical engineer with Exxon Mobil. He retired as a
lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and
was a recipient of the Pearl Harbor Commemorative
Medal. He was a member of the Sarasota Gyro Club,
Exxon Mobile Retiree Club, Master Mason Loyalty
Lodge 22, New Jersey, and Sahib Temple, Sarasota.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Pal-
metto Building 119, 1040 Woodcock Road, Orlando
FL 32803, or to Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota FL 34236.
He is survived by daughters Diane Simmons of
Holmes Beach and Lynn of Bainbridge Island, Wash.;
sister Helen Huntley of Columbus; brother Paul of
Columbus; and two grandchildren.
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Bradenton, died Jan. 31.
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in 1951. He founded Tops Vacuum Cleaners in Bradenton
and Sarasota in 1951 and operated the businesses until
1976. He was an avid fisherman.
There were no services.
He is survived by sons Terry of Bradenton and
Dandridge, Tenn., and Randy of Sarasota; sister Virginia
Buchanan of Oak Lawn, Ill.; and four grandchildren.


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THE ISLANDER U FEB. 5, 2003 U PAGE 15

Mixon Fruit Farm offers tasty education for AME students


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School kindergarten and
first-graders spent a tasteful afternoon touring Mixon
Fruit Farm in Bradenton, where they saw how the fruit
is grown, prepared for sale, and also tasted some ex-
amples of a variety of citrus.
The students' tour began in the plant where grape-
fruit were being washed, sorted, waxed and packed.
The plant offered students a look at "the good, the bad,
and the ugly" side of fruit farming.
According to.tour guides Kermit Jamison and
Connie Reid, the "good" looking fruit is used for gift
boxes and stores. The "ugly," or mishaped and blem-
ished fruit, is used for juice. And the "bad" fruit, which
may have a rotten part or bruises, is used as cattle feed.
After the plant tour, students got to sample some
of Mixon's navel oranges, tangerines and pink grape-
fruit.
Mixon grows 35 different varieties of trees and
fruit in its 300-acre grove in Bradenton. There are 100
trees per acre and the fruit picking season is from No-
vember through May.
According to Reid, the grove utilizes reclaimed wa-
ter and each tree has its own water sprinkler. The water is
maintained at a 68-degree temperature, so that even when
the temperature drops to freezing, the water from the
sprinkler creates a protective blanket of mist for the trees.
Along the walk through the grove, students
watched some workers pick and haul fruit. Reid said
that when the bag the pickers uise is full, it weighs 90
pounds. Each tree, she said, will produce 40 bushels of
fruit in its lifetime.
Before the end of the walk, Reid gave the students an


Tim Absten and daughter Sara enjoy a taste of Mixon
Fruit Farm's orange-vanilla ice cream. Islander
Photos: Diana Bogan
opportunity to pick kumquats off some of the trees
themselves.
Reid told the students to rub the small fruit in the
palm of their hands to bring out the natural oils and
then pop them in their mouths for a tasty treat. How-
ever, most students quickly spat the small fruit out,
complaining of its sour taste.
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cream made using the farms' own fresh orange juice.
Reid told students that February is National Grape-
fruit Month and the farm is sponsoring a "Why I Like
Grapefruit" essay contest.
And, she said, in March the farm will celebrate its
65th anniversary with special events and promotions.


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Islander slows down
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Karen Kallis of Bradenton Beach will be somewhat
lower key for this year's Greek Glendi, and for a fine
reason she's a brand new mother.
She and husband Zach have been active in the tra-
ditional Greek festival over the years. Last year she ran
the children's activities area, almost as demanding a
job as her new child, Paul. He joins brother Nickolas
and sister Penelope.
All will be at the glendi from start to finish, Thurs-
day through Sunday. It is at St. Barbara Greek Ortho-
dox Church at Lockwood Ridge and Tallevast roads in
southern Manatee County.
A grand opening ceremony will launch the festival
at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Hours of the celebration
are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and
noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.
Greek bouzouki music and folk dancing are on the
daily schedule, and Greek food in abundance will include
moussaka, pastitso and baklava. A marketplace with craft
vendors, jewelry, gifts and Greek artifacts will be open.
Tours of the church will highlight mosaics created
by iconographer Sirio Tonelli and fresco artist
Leonidas Diamantopoulos.
More than 15,000 from all over Florida attended
last year's event, said the chairman, Bob Smith. Admis-
sion is $2, with free parking. Details may be obtained
at 812-2056.

Island Middle School open house
There will be an open house at Island Middle
School for all incoming sixth-graders at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, Feb. 6.
The window of opportunity to register for the
2003-04 school year will be from Feb. 5-14. Any stu-
dent interested in attending IMS next year will be re-
quired to complete an application and submit it to the
school office as soon as possible.
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Shriners to seek help
Sahib Shriners are on the islands this week seek-
ing donations to support the Shrine Hospitals for Chil-
dren in North America, spending Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Friday at Publix stores.
Publix will host the Shriners at the stores on Anna
Maria Island, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, and
Avenue of the Flowers on Longboat Key. Details may
be obtained at 366-4449.
Chamber changes lunch date
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Choices for seniors
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"Health and Financial Choices for Seniors" will be
the subject of a seminar at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10,
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
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tended Care of Bradenton, the seminar will cover
Medicare, Medicaid, guardianship issues, levels of
care, blood pressure screenings, and medication con-
sultations for those who bring medications for advice.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-1908.

Ecumenical service on Island
The annual ecumenical service celebrating Chris-
tian unity and involving all seven churches on Anna
Maria Island is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 9.
It will be at 4 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, under sponsorship
of All Island Denominations, the organization of all of the
churches on the Island.
Father Bennett Bames of the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach will give the sermon
message.
Other churches participating will be First Church of
Christ Scientist, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Harvey
Memorial Community Church, Island Baptist Church,
Roser Church, and St. Bernard Catholic Church. All will
have clergy and key lay leaders in the service.
A combined choir from the churches will provide
music under the direction of Susan Crumpler, director
of music ministries at Roser.
A free-will offering will take place to support the
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church fellowship hall will follow the service. Further
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Commissioners dismiss butterfly
garden request to lease
The North American Butterfly Association-
Manasota Chapter submitted a request to the Holmes
Beach City Commission to lease its butterfly garden for
a period of time for $1, but the commission chose not
to discuss the request.
According to Nancy Ambrose, Anna Maria Island
Butterfly Park chairperson, the Anna Maria Garden
Club board raised concerns regarding the park's lon-
gevity. Some members reportedly feel that they cannot
donate additional items and funds to the park without
some assurance from the city that the park will remain
on city property in the future.
The park is located between city hall and the Island
Branch Library, on city property.
The commission, however, agreed that it did not
want to place the butterfly association's request on a
future work session agenda and the consensus of the
commission was that it did not wish to discuss it any
further.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore assured
Ambrose that the city does not have any plans to re-
move or replace the butterfly garden.
"I can reassure you that I will not support anything
except the butterfly garden to be in that location,"
Whitmore told Ambrose.
Still, the garden club's concern is that there is no
long-term commitment in writing from the city to en-
sure the park will remain after Whitmore is no longer
in office, Ambrose said.

Reservations being made
for roast duck affair
Chef Raymond Arpke of Euphemia Haye restau-
rant on Longboat Key has scheduled the 2003 edition
of his roast duck luncheon and instruction, and reser-
vations are being taken now.
He will prepare the menu and answer questions,
followed by lunch. All will be at his restaurant, 5540
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, from 10:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Reservations at $50 per person may
be made and further information obtained at 383-3633.

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Manatee Convention and Civic Center in Palmetto
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 rather than Feb 2 as pre-
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Longboat Key historian Ralph B. Hunter will sign
copies of his "From Calusas to Condominiums: A Pic-
torial History of Longboat Key" at Circle Books on St.
Armands Circle from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.
Packed with period photos and drawings, repro-
ductions of historical documents and maps as well as
historical detail in text, it is the most comprehensive
history yet of Longboat Key.
Circle Books is at 478 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Details may be obtained by calling 388-2850.
Copies of "Calusas," but the not author, are avail-
able exclusively on Anna Maria Island at The Islander
newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Drawing class starting at Center
Artist Sue Lynn Cotton will teach a three-Tuesday
drawing class starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Cost is $25 for members, $30 nonmem-
bers. Further information may be obtained at 778-1908.
Literary critic to review 'Unless'
Literary critic and retired college professor Dr.
John Mellon will review Carol Shields' novel "Unless"
in two sessions at the Island Branch Library Tuesday,
Feb. 11.
The two appearances will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Shields, a cancer survivor, also wrote the 1995 Pulitzer
Prize winner, "The Stone Diaries."
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Breakfast: Large Orange Muffin, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Grilled Cheese or Shaker Salad, Gold-
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Tuesday, Feb. 11
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Garlic
Breadstick or Han and Cheese Basket with
Goldfish Crackers, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Taco or Burrito, Peas and Carrots, Fruit
Thursday, Feb. 13
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Baked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes or
Barbecue Pork on Bun, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Friday, Feb. 14
Breakfast: Apple Churro, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Munchable, Veggie
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Wednesday, Feb. 5
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island interna-
tional potluck lunch and craft display at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community-Qenter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-3898.
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.

Thursday, Feb. 6
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP tax help at Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
888-227-7669.
11 a.m. Spring fashion show at Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-1638. Fee applies.
3 to 4:30p.m. -,'The Ashkenazim: The German Jews"
with Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat at Temple Beth Israel, 567
Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428. 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.
7p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103
23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

Friday, Feb. 7
12:30 to 5 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club Festival at the
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Information: 954-4165. Fee applies.
1 to 2 p.m. -- "How to Care for Your Collectibles" with
conservator Claudia Deschu at South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton. Reservation: 746-4131, extension
37. Fee applies.p
3p.m. Asolo Theatre Guild Play Readers present "A


Coward Collage" at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee
applies.
5 to 8 p.m. "First Friday" gallery night at the Artists
Guild Gallery and open house at the Island Shopping Cen-
ter, 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
5480.
5 to 8 p.m. Artist reception for Ruby C. Williams of
Bealsville, Fla., presenting her works: for sale and light re-
freshments at The Islander, Island Shopping Center, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
5 to 8p.m. "First Friday" event featuring 10 local art-
ists at Phoenix Frame and Gallery, Island Shopping Center,
5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
5 to 9p.m. Open house at the Seaweed Gallery, 112
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 782-1128.
6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for Stone Sculptor
Maxine Block at Joan Peters Gallery, Village of the Arts,
1210 11th Ave W., Bradenton. Information: 741-8056.
6 to 9 p.m. "First Friday" for Holmes Beach artists
cooperative Island Gallery West opening reception at
Graciela Giles Gallery, 1014 12th St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 778-6648.

Saturday, Feb. 8
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rummage sale at Harvey Memorial
Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 779-1912.
9a.m. to 1 p.m.- Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-7935.
10 a.m. to 5p.m. Sarasota Shell Club Festival at the
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Information: 954-4165. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Origami Class at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
6341.
7 to 11 p.m. German American Club Sweetheart
Dance with the Leon Merian band at 6916 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 761-3833. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 9
8-11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-

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mation: 778-4769. Fee applies.
10a.m. to 5p.m. Sarasota Shell Club Festival at the
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Information: 954-4165. Fee applies.
4 p.m. Ecumenical service of prayer for Christian
unity at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-4579.

Monday, Feb. 10
8:30 a.m. Internet class for beginners at Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
9:30 a.m. 'The Write Stuff" with Andrew Clyde Little
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-4018. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to noon "Health and Financial Choices for
Seniors" presented by Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Ex-
tended Care Facility at Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
8 to 9:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
'Toot Your Own Horn" at the Hungry Fox Restaurant, 419
St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 387-9519. Fee
applies.
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. "'Wisconsin Day" at Bradenton
Municipal Auditorium, 100 10th Street West and Barcarrota
Boulevard, downtown Bradenton. Information: 794-1436.
Fee applies.
11 a.m. Literary critic John Mellon discusses the
novel "Unless" at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
1 p.m. "Queen of Hearts" ladies guild dessert card
party at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-7580 or 383-
5923.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans Service officer available at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
By appointment: 749-3030.
2p.m. Literary critic John Mellon discusses the novel
"Unless" at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7 to 8:30 p.m. The Islander and Capt. Mike
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Calendar
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18


Heistand's fishing school at the Anna Maria Elementary
School cafeteria, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 779-9607. Fee applies.
7 to 8:45p.m. The Natural Way" with Raynera at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7:30 p.m. Manatee Sailing Association meeting at
Regatta Pointe Marina, 1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. In-
formation: 755-0685 or 729-3573.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
10:30 a.m. Friends book club at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.
11:30 a.m. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" with
Donna Seguin, owner of Suncoast Gems, at Off Stage La-
dies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon at the
Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
Information: 778-7423.
Noon German American Club luncheon at Ato's
Polynesian Restaurant, 71st Street and Cortez Road,
Bradenton. Information: 756-8081.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce "Business After Hours" and jewelry trunk show at A.
Dodge Concept Salon, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7p.m. "Are You Listening to Me?" parenting work-
shop at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Rd.,
Bradenton. Information: 756-3007.

Ongoing:
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-
0746.
"Village of the Arts" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island
Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through
February. Information: 778-2099.
One man show for Italo Botti at Wallace Fine Art, 5360
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through March 5. Infor-
mation: 387-0746.
Stone Sculptor Maxine Block at Joan Peters Gallery,


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Hot off the griddle
The first of St. Bernard Catholic Church's season of pancake breakfasts was Jan. 5. The breakfast is open to
all. Some of the kitchen volunteers are Jim Imbistone, Perico Island; Jim Caprio, Bradenton; Bob Total,
Bradenton; and Bill Donnelly, Bradenton Beach. The next breakfast will be Sunday, Feb. 9. For information


call, 778-4769. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Village of the Arts, 1210 11th Ave W., Bradenton, through
February. Information: 741-8056.
Island Gallery West Holmes Beach artists cooperative
at Graciela Giles Gallery, 1014 12th St. W., Bradenton,
through Feb. 23. Information: 778-6648.
'Treasures: Silver and the Age of Opulence" at the
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton, through
April 27. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:
Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Labora-
tory Feb. 13.


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Honeymoon & Vacation Specials, Island Music.
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Feb. O-14 Sandbox Spe
Take a chance in our sandbox. For a vacation or cruise booked
---coop sand, and you could get a discount of up to $100 per boo
certificates, (Fumble In, AI-Jans, RJ Gators), movie passes or
wonderful keepsake from Santino Jewelers. Also, best island
Valentine's Dinner for 2 from Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Cortez.


SFEB. 13 LA CAGE AUX FOLLES:
Motorcoach, lunch, show,
Great seats ... $59 pp
FEB. 14 STARS ON ICE: Motorcoach,
dinner, show. 10 seats left ... $79 pp
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Smocking Art Guild of America event at First Baptist
Church of Palmetto Feb. 13.
Big Band Dance at Anna Maria Island Community
Center Feb. 13.
"The Emperor's New Clothes" at Manatee Players
Feb. 14 and 15.
Wearable Art Fashion Show at the Seafood Shack
Feb. 15.
Valentine Pops at Manatee Civic Center Feb. 15.
Cortez Fishing Festival Feb. 15 and 16.
Jim Hyndman present "Las Vegas" at the Island
Branch Library Feb. 18.


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Island Biz


Bettina balances home, harmony
Island resident Bettina Sego has started Bettina
Sego Interiors on Anna Maria Island and services in-
clude everything from room makeovers, small remod-
eling projects, custom-design furniture and color con-
sulting to turnkey finishing
of vacation rental proper-
ties.
"The home should
provide a sense of belong-
ing, a comfort zone, where
you can restore your en-
ergy," is Bettina's philoso-
phy in approaching her
craft.
"Therefore, the cre-
Sego ation of a peaceful environ-
ment is at the forefront of all design requirements," she
said.
She likes simplified, but well-designed, interiors
that emphasize the natural beauty and colors of Florida.
Bettina also brings a fresh approach to her work,
combining her experiences in California, France and
Germany with the ancient Chinese architectural prin-
ciple of feng shui to Florida coastal interior design.
"A good design should not be exclusive to a big


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budget," said Bettina. Because she works indepen-
dently at affordable rates, she is able to offer the best
deals possible for her clients.
For more information on Bettina Sego Interiors,
call 779-2106.


Rich lady now in Anna Maria
Sandy Rich of Sandy's Rich Coffee and Sandy Rich
Realty at 9908 Gulf Drive in the Gulf Court shop-
ping plaza in Anna Maria enjoys a coffee in her new
surroundings scheduled to open Thursday, Feb. 6.
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Sandy Rich will open Sandy Rich Realty and the
Rich Coffee Shop in the Gulf Court plaza at 9908 Gulf
Drive in Anna Maria on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Combining her love of coffee with her 12 years
experience in real estate, Sandy said it's a "real treat"
to have both of her loves in the same location.
A resident of Anna Maria, Sandy said the coffee
shop will open at 6:30 a.m. daily and 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Fresh bagels, desserts and other treats will be served
along with excellent coffee.
On theater and concert nights at the Island Players
across the street, she'll stay open late with coffee and
dessert specials before and after a performance.
For further information on coffee or real estate, call
Sandy at 779-0034.

Romantic house in Holmes Beach
The Harrington House Bed and Breakfast Inn
at 5626 Gulf Drive has been named as the most ro-
mantic inn on Anna Maria Island in the third annual
"Best Romantic Escapes in Florida" guide to roman-
PLEASE SEE ISLAND BIZ, NEXT PAGE


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Savor Floribbean Cuisine for
lunch or dinner.
Be there for the sights and
sounds starring at sunset.
Enjoy *one complimentary
drink, The Sun House Rum
Runner or Margarita.
SDiscover your perfect Florida
Place!


Grand Opening February 15, 2003
Details next week!


The yellow building on the corner of Gulf Drive S
and Bridge Street at BridgeWalk, a landmark res
Bradenton Beach, Florida Trolley Stop -73


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Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784


Just in time for

- Valentine's Day!?


AMI West wants to welcome back all our
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Stop in and see our great selection of
swimwear and clothing,
exclusive to us on the Island.
Joan Voyles Original-Art Tees ...


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THE ISLANDER U FEB. 5, 2003 U PAGE 23


Island Biz
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
tic inns, resorts, restaurants, activities and experiences.
The award notes that Harrington House's location,
romantic gazebo, private rooms and delicious breakfast
are just "some of the many romantic points that make
the property special."
Harrington House is actually composed of five dis-
tinct buildings with the three-story main house that
dates from 1925 serving as the traditional bed-and-
breakfast unit.
The "Honeymoon Cottage" features a heart-shaped
tub, while the newer Huth Beach House has four ro-
mantic rooms, two with spa tubs and all with gas fire-
places. With the Beach Bistro restaurant located
nearby, guests can literally step over for dinner or have
it served on their private terrace.
Harrington House also offers a large swimming
pool, and free bikes and kayaks for its guests.
The inn is operated by. the Davis family.
For further information, call 778-5444.

Chamber fit in new office
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
completed the move to its new offices in the Island
Fitness Center plaza at 5313 Gulf Drive this past week-
end and officially opened for business Monday, Feb. 3.
Chamber Executive Director MaryAnn Brockman
said the new chamber location gives Island visitors an
easy location to find and she's been pleasantly sutr-
prised at the number of walk-in visitors.


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Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director MaryAnn Brockman, right, welcomes
visitors John and Catherine Gravell of Long Island
to the chamber's new offices and visitor's center
Monday, Feb. 3. The new offices are in the Island
Fitness Center building at 5313 Gulf Drive. in
Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

"We had more than 50 people walk in Monday
between 9 a.m. and noon. That's a lot more walk-in
traffic than we would have expected at the old loca-
tion," she said.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 21, 1800 Gulf Drive N., La Costa condomini-
ums, criminal mischief. The condo manager reported
that a parked vehicle had a broken passenger window.
Jan. 21, 2600 Gulf Drive, Coquina Beach, informa-
tion. Witnesses reported seeing a young man fondle an
elderly woman sleeping on the beach. According to the
report, the victim woke up and startled the man, who
ran away. Police were able to obtain a description from
the woman and witnesses.
Jan. 23, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, information.
Officers returned a three-wheel bicycle to its owner.
Jan.. 25, 500 block of Bay Drive, battery. A man
called police after he was hit in the face by another man
at his home. According to the report, the argument
began when the victim said he thought the other man's
dog had been taken to a shelter.
Jan. 26, 118 Bridge St., Drift Inn tavern, battery.
According to the report, a man attacked another man
whom he thought was following him and his girlfriend
as they left the bar.
Jan. 27, 2400 block of Avenue B, recovered miss-
ing person. According to the report, officers received
a call from parents that a juvenile was hanging out in
their daughter's room. The juvenile was recently re-
ported by her family as a runaway and officers took her
into custody.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 24, 5350 Gulf Drive, Bark and Co. Realty,
harassment. The business owner reported that he has
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lowing and harassing her on the road. According to the
report, the man following her approached her vehicle
when she parked at city hall and damaged the side of
her vehicle with his fists. The woman reported his tag
number to police and he has agreed to pay damages.
Jan. 25, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man
reported his bike missing.
Jan. 25, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie's Island Store,
driver's license. According to the report, a man tried to
purchase beer with a fake identification.
Jan. 25, 7200 block of Marina Drive, trespass. A
man called police after he reportedly walked into his
living room and found a stranger sitting on his couch.
According to the report, the stranger was intoxicated


and officers took him into custody and then had him
picked up by a friend.
Jan. 27, 400 block of 27th Street, missing person.
A man reported his wife and three children missing
after he returned home from work. According to the
report, the couple had an argument earlier in the day.
The family camper was also gone.
Jan. 28, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. A
woman was given a domestic violence packet after she
and her husband got into a verbal argument.
Jan. 30, 7000 block of Gulf Drive, DWI. Officers
responded to a traffic crash and, according to the report,
Devon Gail Everett, 58, of Holmes Beach, was arrested
for driving while intoxicated.
Jan. 31, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, warrant. A
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 5, 2003 0 PAGE 25


Scotts lead Beach House to perfect record


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Brothers Gary and David Scott have helped lead
the Beach House to a perfect 8-0 record in basketball
for the Anna Maria Island Community Center's Pre-
mier Division for players ages 14-16.
The closest any team has come is Police Athletic
League, which suffered a 57-46 loss to the Beach
House Saturday, Feb. 1.
The league leaders' power starts up front with the
Scott brothers along with Derik Mendez dominating
the low post. Guards David Buck, Mark Templeton and
Chris Chawi distribute the ball effectively and consis-
tently knock down open shots when called upon.
Air & Energy in Division II is the other unbeaten
team in the Center's basketball league with a 7-0
record. Unlike the Beach House, A&E has had a few
close calls, most notably against Marco Polo.
Anything can happen in sports so there's no telling
what the rest of the season will behold as the playoffs
approach. Stay tuned.

Beach House rides balanced scoring attack
over Oyster Bar
The Beach House Restaurant overcame the loss of
several key players, including leading scorer Gary
Scott, to record a 72-54 victory over a scrappy Anna
Maria Oyster Bar team Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Center.
All five available players finished with double-fig-
ure scoring efforts led by David Scott's 29 points and
nine rebounds. David Buck supported Scott down low
with 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Beach House
repeatedly denied the Oyster Bar any second-chance
baskets. Derik Mendez came through with 13 points for
the Beach House, which also received 11 points from
Chris Chawi and 10 points from Mark Templeton.
Clay Orr's 21 points and 17 points from Taylor
Manning kept the Oyster Bar close for a while, but they
couldn't overcome the inside strength of the Beach
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Beach House 57, PAL 46
The Beach House rode the inside scoring of Gary
Scott, who scored 18 points, and guard Derik Mendez
with 12 points, to defeat PAL by nine points Saturday,
Feb. 1, in Premier Division action between the top two
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Also scoring for the Beach House was David
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Distelhurst, Chris Chawi and David Scott each scored
four points to round out the Beach House offense.
Philip Garrett paced PAL with 18 points, which
also received eight points from Corey Freeman and
seven points from Dominic Alexander. Tarvin Martin
added six points and Stacy Blue scored five to complete
the PAL scoring.

Glass & Screen 46, IRE 37
Bobby Gibbons scored 13 points and Will
Langston had 10 to lead Anna Maria Glass & Screen
past the Island Real Estate team Saturday, Feb. 1.
Bobby Cooper chipped in with nine points and Billy
Malfese had eight points in the victory.
Tyler Bekkerus led all scorers with 14 points and
IRE teammate Mike Wallen added 10 points in the loss.
Lorenzo Rivera's six points and five points from An-
thony Rosas completed the Realtor scoring.

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Clay Orr scored all 15 of his points in the second
half to help the Oyster Bar rally from a six-point, half-
time deficit to defeat Island Real Estate Thursday, Jan.
27. Steve Seaton scored nine of his 13 points in the
opening half to keep the Oyster Bar close, while Tay-
lor Manning scored 10 points and Mike Cramer fin-
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Mike Wallen's 17 points, including a trio of
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Shuttle disaster: Another dark day for our world


Writing about dogs or fish or the environment
seems to pale after what happened Saturday morning
over Texas. I suppose we have had all become
complacent regarding space flight. No more after the
terrible tragedy of the shuttle Columbia as it broke to
pieces while on its way to land at Cape Canaveral.
It was yet another dark, dark day for the United
States, and the world.

Some good news
One balm to the blow that we all took from Colum-
bia has to be the tale of Butch Ovens and his son,
Hunter, Thursday night. Ovens tried to avoid hitting a
car while southbound on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
and flipped his sport utility vehicle over the railing to
land in the frigid water 40 feet below.
The 45-year-old senior Ovens and 14-year-old
Hunter both were able to get out of the vehicle and
made it to a nearby piling. A man d-riving a recreational
vehicle saw the Ovens' car make the plunge and threw
Hunter a garden hose to help hoist the elder Ovens onto
the piling, where, bleeding and shivering from the 55-
degree waters of Tampa Bay, the pair awaited rescue.
The elder Ovens suffered leg injuries. Hunter, the
hero of the day, escaped without injury.
It could have been a much different story with a
much more disastrous ending.

Critter theft
There are special days for almost every possible
event. Here's one of the more unusual: Feb. 14 is the
15th Annual National Pet Theft Awareness Day.
According to the Suncoast Humane Society, up to
2 million animals are stolen each year. "Some are used
in puppy mills and dog fighting rings, or for sadistic
acts," SHS said. "Others are sold to research laborato-
ries. Only about 10 percent are ever returned home."
The group offers some tips to keep your doggie or
kitty safe. Most are pretty basic: Keep your companion
animals indoors, especially when you are not at home,
don't let your critter roam the neighborhood, make sure
your pet has a collar with identification on it, and the like.
Other hints are a little more esoteric, like being sure
you've got a recent picture and a written description of
the dog or cat, all the better to help animal rescue work-
ers find your pet if it disappears.
And of course don't tie up your dog to a pole out-
side a store, or leave it in a car.
A friend has a few cats that roam in his fenced
backyard. He was working at home one morning when
.he heard someone calling "here kitty, kitty, kitty". out-
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"Uh, what are you doing?" my buddy asked the
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"Oh, I'm with (name withheld to protect us from
lawsuits) organization and I'm here to rescue this stray
cat," she sniffed.
My buddy explained that Momma Kitty was any-
thing but a stray cat and would she please get the hell
off his front yard.
"I've seen a lot of stray cats in this neighborhood,"
the woman warned with the tone of a true believer, or
perhaps fanatic.
"Yeah, and they're all mine. Now leave," my
buddy said. She did, and hasn't come back.
It would be fun to watch her stop by my neighbor-
hood and come onto the grounds to "rescue" the Do-
berman pinscher that lets me feed her. "Here doggie,
doggie, doggie" chomp!
One more shaggy dog-gone-lost story.
A few years ago I was at a Panhandle beach. It was
pretty deserted, and I noticed this yellow Labrador run-
ning and running and playing in the water with the few
people on the beach. As the day grew late, most every-
body left the sand, but the dog was still there.
I got a little concerned that someone had left the
dog or she was lost, and called her over, thinking
maybe I should call somebody about the lost beast.
She had a collar. The collar had an inscription.
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"Yeah, I had that printed after I had to drive 100 miles
to pick her up one time after somebody thought she was
lost and took her home," he said. "I just live over there,"
he added, pointing to a house just down the beach.
Missy sounds like a poster mutt for Pet Theft
Awareness Day, doesn't she?

Apostrophe hell
If there is a outstanding grammatical gaffe at The
Islander, it lies within the world of the apostrophe. We











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all suffer from it here in newspaperland, some to
greater degrees than others, but I don't think a week has
passed without someone garbling the proper usage and
been reined in by our final proofreader.
Oh, and "rein" and "reign" is another common
goof.
Syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington got so
peeved about the "little squiggle," as she called it, to
devote a column to it. As she succinctly puts it:
"To make a word plural, you simply add an 's'
(ropes). To make the word possessive, you add an
apostrophe and an 's' (rope's). To make a plural noun
ending in 's' possessive, add only the apostrophe
(ropes', states' rights, the girls' toys, etc.)."
What prompted her ire was a headline: Saudis
Seize Kuwaiti in Shooting of G.I.'s, Who Are Re-
covering. As she put it, "I couldn't help wondering:
the shooting of the G.I.'s what? His jeep? His supe-
rior officer? Or perhaps it was in a part of his body
too sensitive for a family newspaper to mention?"
Huffington pointed out that the correct use would
have been "G.I.s" without an apostrophe.
Of course her column sparked a slew of letters to
the Los Angeles Times. I liked this one:
"Sorry, Arianna, I have a brickbat for you. Accord-
ing to the Chicago Manual of Style, 'Abbreviations
with ... capital letters that would be confusing if s alone
were added form the plural with an apostrophe and an
s: M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s.' Thus, G.I.'s is the correct way
to form the plural."
We use the Associated Press Stylebook at The Is-
lander. I looked up "G.I." and found that the AP pre-
fers "GI," no periods, and made no mention of an apos-
trophe usage at all.
Still, all this information came to us from Hol-
lywood resident (formerly of Bradenton Beach)
David Reid, along with the followup letters in an
envelope from Paramount Pictures (with an added ').
And the missive was prompted by this newspaper's
publisher, who frequents the Reids' family home in
Bradenton where the mailbox reads, The Reid's.
(Huh?)
I think I will give up trying to understand the little
squiggles or is it squiggle's?

Sandscript factoid
Probably the biggest faux pas regarding apostro-
phes lies in "its" .versus "it's." "Its" is possessive
without the apostrophe; "it's" is the contraction of "it
is."
Second worst: 1950s. The '60s. Not 1950's. Not
the 60's.
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Leave the cold fish alone! And join us Feb. 11 at school


By Capt. Mike Heistand
So it's cold at least there is still good sheeps-
head action in the bays near any type of structure.
Offshore fishing is actually pretty good for those
able to get out between the fronts. Snapper to 5 pounds,
grouper to 10 and amberjack to 30 pounds are all be-
ing caught out in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pompano, trout and reds are also an occasional "best
bet" in the backwater. And it's snook season again.
Don't forget the fishing school Capt. Rick Gross,
Capt. Thom Smith and I will hold Feb. 11 at the Anna
Maria Elementary School. We'll talk about rigging,
live and artificial bait, offshore bottom fishing and
more. There will be lots of free prizes and an Islander
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The class will now be conducted in the cafeteria
starting at 7 p.m. rather than 6:30 p.m. as previously
announced due to a conflict with a school event in the
auditorium. The good news is the school puts on a
dandy dinner in the cafeteria from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and
fishers are welcome to partake. Purchase advance din-
ner tickets at the school office by Feb. 7, cost $6 for
adults, or take a chance they'll be able to accommodate
you that night at a cost of $7 for adults.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's getting
into a few small permit, lots of sheepshead and redfish
"here and there" in the bays.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's catching trout
to 4 pounds, small permit and sheepshead to 5 pounds.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's putting his charters onto amberjack
to 30 pounds, snapper to 5 pounds, grouper to 10
pounds, and adds that amberjack are really thick off-
shore right now.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching redfish in Terra Ceia Bay up
to 20 inches in length, plus trout to 17 inches, but most
of the trout action is small but there are a lot of them
to make up for it.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore boats able to get offshore are catching lots and
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Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
it has to warm up some day ... but fishing for sheeps-
head is good near the Anna Maria Bridge and reds are
being caught by a few hardy wade fishers those
wearing waders, of course.
Capt Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he is catching amberjack in the 30- to
40-pound range, gag grouper up to 15 pounds, and
mangrove snapper in the 4-pound range when the
weather cooperates. The cold has slowed the gag grou-
per down considerably in close to shore, he said, and
he's finding the deeper water best when targeting gags.
Chumming is working best to catch snapper, he adds.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
fishing is somewhat slow right now with the cold
weather, but there are still reports of some small sharks
being caught, sheepshead off the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge piers and black drum caught around the old rail-
road bridge in the Manatee River.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching pompano, sheepshead and an occasional
redfish. Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report
lots of sheepshead hanging out around the pier, but not
acting very hungry to any fisher's hook baited with
shrimp something else must be working better, like
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Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
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Pat Cole propelled the Sign of the Mermaid past
Bryant's Recycled Treasures Saturday, Feb. 1. Other
offensive contributions came from Tyler Schneerer,
Kevin Kirn and Andrew Burgess, each of whom fin-
ished with four points.
Bryant's were led by seven points from Carlton
Stash and four points apiece from Jordan Graeff and
Cody Knight.

Pressure Cleaning 60, LPAC 28
Island Pressure Cleaning received double-figure
scoring efforts from three players during its 60-28 route
of Larry Pearson Air Conditioning Thursday, Jan. 30,
at the Center.
Spencer Carper led the way with 17 points, closely
followed by 14 points apiece from David Tyson and
Matthew Skaggs. Tanner Pelkey added eight points,
while brother Shane finished with seven points in the
win.
Connor Bystrom's 11 points and nine points from
Chad Richardson led LPAC. Jarrod McKenzie added
four points while Danielle Mullen finished with two
points in the loss.

Bryant's 45, Discount Tackle 28
Shawn Samuels scored 20 points to lead
Bryant's Recycled Treasures past Island Discount
Tackle Wednesday, Jan. 29. The Recyclers also re-
ceived nine points from Cody Knight, eight points
from Jordan Graeff and six points from Carlton Stash
in the victory.
Steve Faasse led Island Discount Tackle with 12
points, while Mike Schweitzer added eight points and
Nick Sato contributed four. Jake Orr and Christian
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Ten points apiece from Garrett Secor and Justin
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alty in a Jan. 31 Division II game. The victory, helped
along by nine points from Ben Valdivieso, kept A&E
atop the standing with an unbeaten record.
Justin Anton led A Paradise with eight points,
while Jarrot Nelson added four points as A Paradise
remained winless on the season.

Duncan 33, Banks 26
Celia Ware and Forrest Schield combined for 24 of
Duncan Real Estate's 33 points in its Jan. 30 victory
over Banks Engineering. Ware and Schield finished
with 12 points apiece, while Samantha Samuels added
eight points and Nash Thompson scored one point.
Broderick West's 16 points paced Banks, which
also received 10 points from Miles Hostetler.

Marco Polo 23, Banks 13
Marco Polo received 17 points from Dylan Mullen
and played outstanding team defense in holding Banks
Engineering to only 13 points in its 10-point victory
Jan. 29. Ryan Guerin's three points, two points from
Terra Cole and one point from Whitney Bauer com-
pleted the Marco Polo scoring attack.
Broderick West scored seven points to pace the En-
gineers, which also received four points from Miles
Hostetler and two points from Kevin Callahan in the
loss.

Division III (ages 8-9):
Titsworth puts Acute Care on life support
Titsworth Construction broke into the Division III
basketball win column in dramatic fashion, upsetting
second-place Acute Care Team Saturday, Feb. 1, be-
hind the all-around play of Ally Titsworth.
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Gabe Salter provided scoring down low with five
points as Titsworth reversed a trend of dropping close
games.
Chris Callahan paced Acute Care with 10 points
and Matt Bauer added six in the one-point loss. Wyatt
and Burns Easterling completed the scoring with two
points apiece.

Bistros 22, Danziger 8
The Division III Bistros received six points apiece
from Emma Barlow, Ashley Waring and Joey
Hutchinson to record an impressive 14-point victory
over Danziger Allergy & Sinus Saturday, Feb. 1, to
remain atop the standings. Hailey Dearlove and Molly
McDonough rounded out the Bistros scoring with two
points apiece.
Tommy Price connected on two three pointers to
finish with a team-high eight points for Danziger,
which fell to 2-5 on the season.

Acute Care 10, Bistros 8
Chris Callahan scored 10 points, including eight in
the first half, to lead Acute Care Team past the league-
leading Bistros by two points Thursday, Jan. 30.
Emma Barlow led the Bistros with four points,
while Joey Hutchinson and Ashley Waring each added
two points in the loss.

Jessie's 21, Titsworth 18
Jessie's Island Store rode a 10-point scoring effort
from Blake Wilson to hand yet another close defeat to
Titsworth Construction in a Division III tilt Friday, Jan.
31. Martine Miller supported Wilson with seven points,
while Haleigh Ker added four points in the win.
Alex Thurkettle's six points led Titsworth, which
also received five points apiece from Gabe Salter and
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28
Ally Titsworth. Jack Titsworth added two points in the
loss.

Little League registration continues
Tryouts for the Island's spring 2003 Little League
season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
will take place this week.
Players ages 11-12 tryout at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9,
while players age 10 are asked to be ready to tryout at
2 p.m. and players age 9 at 3 p.m.
A second date for tryouts is Monday, Feb. 9, begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. for players age 9, at 7 p.m. for play-
ers age 10 and at 7:30 p.m. for ages 11-12.
The league says players may attend both tryouts,
but attendance at one tryout is mandatory.
Tryouts for instructional league players ages 5-8
will be announced at a later date.
Call 730-6048 for more information.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 1 horseshoe games were Jesse
Brisson of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria City. Runners-up were Al Norman of Holmes
Beach and Ron Bussey of Berea, Ky.
Winners in the Jan. 29 games were Bob Mason of
Anna Maria City and Norman. Runners-up were
Bussey and Herb Puryear of Anna Maria City.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
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Instructional League (ages 5-7)
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Feb. 8 1 p.m. Harry's Continental Kitchens vs.
Young's Landscape

Division III (ages 8-9)
Feb. 6 6 p.m. Danziger Allergy & Sinus vs.
Titsworth Construction
Feb. 7 6 p.m. Bistros vs. Jessie's Island Store
Feb. 8 4 p.m. Acute Care Team vs. Danziger Allergy & Sinus
Feb. 8 5 p.m. Titsworth Construction vs. the Bistros
Feb. 10 6 p.m. Jessie's Island Store vs. Danziger Allergy & Sinus

Division II (ages 10-11)
Feb. 5 7 p.m. A Paradise Realty vs. Banks Engineering
Feb. 6 7 p.m. Marco Polo vs. Duncan Real Estate
Feb. 7 7 p.m. Banks Engineering vs. Air & Energy
Feb. 8 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Marco Polo
Feb. 8 7 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. A Paradise Realty
Feb. 11 7:15 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Banks Engineering

Division I (ages 12-13)
Feb. 5 8 p.m. LPAC vs. Sign of the Mermaid
Feb. 6 8 p.m. Island Pressure Cleaning vs.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures
Feb. 7 8 p.m. Island Discount Tackle vs.
Island Pressure Cleaning
Feb. 8 2 p.m. Sign of the Mermaid vs. Island Discount Tackle
Feb. 8 3 p.m. Bryant's Recycled Treasures vs. LPAC

Premier Division (ages 14-16)
Feb. 8 10 a.m. Beach House Restaurant vs. A.M. & Screen
Feb. 8 11 a.m. PAL vs. Island Real Estate
Feb. 10 7 p.m. A.M. Glass & Screen vs. PAL
Feb. 10 8 p.m. A.M. Oyster Bar vs. Island Real Estate
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Premier Division (ages 14-16)
Beach House 8-0
PAL 5-3
A.M. Glass & Screen 3-5
A.M. Oyster Bar 3-5
Island Real Estate 1-7

Division I (ages 12-13)
Sign of the Mermaid 7-1
Island Pressure Cleaning 7-1
LPAC 3-5
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 2-6
Island Discount Tackle 1-7

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Air & Energy 7-0
Marco Polo Pizza 5-2
Banks Engineering 3-5
Duncan Real Estate 3-4
A Paradise Realty 0-7

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Jessie's Island Store 6-2
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BASSETT SLEEPER SOFA. Six months new,
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND/The Video. A musical tour.
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BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $28,500 or make
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BINGO: Annie Silvers Community Center, 103 23rd
St. N., Bradenton Beach. Every Thursday, 7pm
now through March. Smoke free.
ART SHOW AND SALE Friday, Feb. 7, 5-8pm.
Ruby C. Williams, internationally known artist, will
be at The Islander newspaper located in the Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. A portion of the
proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island El-
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ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: We still have
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Now available at SunCoast Real Estate and The
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Players. For information call: 779-0202.
KIWANIS FRIENDS: Order fresh-picked Florida
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Maria Island by calling Rich, 778-0355.
BUTTERFLY GARDEN personalized bricks. Last
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available at The Islander or call Nancy, 778-5274.
AMI TURTLE WATCH NEEDS a four-drawer legal-
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RUMMAGE SALE: SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 9am-
1pm. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd. Street,
Holmes Beach.

ROSER THRIFT STORE. Open Tuesday, Thurs-
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In stock children's clothing, sales racks. 511 Pine
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GARAGE SALE THURSDAY Feb. 6, 8am-4pm.
200 pieces of depression glass, instruments,
pinback buttons, lots of beautiful glassware and
much more. 206 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 8am-4pm.
Antiques, collectibles, glassware, jewelry, furni-
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YARD SALE SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 9am-1pm. No
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GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 8am. Wood
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Bedroom furniture, bar stools, 24-ft. extension lad-
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items. 307 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
REMODELING YARD SALE Saturday-Sunday,
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Sarasota Bay Immaculate 5BR. 4 58A updated
and renovated in 1 997 Healed caged pool and
spa Four-zone A/'C New tile throughout up-
daied kitchen and family room $925,000.


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.



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RIVERVIEW BLVD WATERFRONT Presti-
gious Manatee riverfront home situated on
83-ft. river frontage. Additional 125-ft. on pro-
tected Warner's Bayou with dock. Striking
two-story contemporary with 4-5BR/2.5BA.
Sweeping view of river, large spacious rooms
in over 3,000 sq.ft. of living area. $940,000.


lost cat: large neutered male with kink in tail, broad
black and grey stripes. Last seen Thursday, Jan.
30. Reward. Leave message: 778-1389.
DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (DARE). Call
Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit our Web
site: www.daretorescue.com.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$3,100, or best offer. 730-9622.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt.
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
WAVE RUNNERS: One Arctic cat, one Yamaha.
Low usage, like new. $1,850 each. Single or
double trailer available. 730-5118.
FOR SALE: The cute red boat at Catcher's Ma-
rina. Built in Canada to harbor ferry specs. Ideal
for use as a water taxi. 20-ft, diesel powered. See
John at Catcher's or call him at 778-1977.
CLASSIC wooden gaff rig yawl, 13-foot beautiful
eye-catcher, excellent condition, trailer. $1,900 or
best offer. 383-6186.
WANTED: PRIVATE SLIP for 42-ft. sailboat,
draws 5-feet. Fully insured, willing to pay six
months in advance. References available. Call
761-4215.
INTERNET SAVVY? Check us out online at
www.islander.org and tell a friend!



"WALK WITH ME..."

in paradise at


I can make your
island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
._ REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell 705-4800
S... ,, 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl
S ._ 34217


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:.. .'. .v " : _. :.,.,. EXECUTIVE
.~ ISLAND HOME This
custom built home is
tucked away on a
Lake La Vista canal
on the north end of
Anna Maria. This
.one-of-a-kind Island
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gorgeous neighbor-
hood. Park-like
grounds, lots of
decks, dream work-
shop and RV garage.
This exceptional
home has it all! Of-
fered at $695,000.


SECLUDED ISLAND LOT- This
nice loi is on a shallow bayou on tle .
north end 01 Anna Mraria Perlect for
canoe or kavak, in IsIovely lot ias
peaceful water .views b,:al'- dock al-
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ol newer rorrimes 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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HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income. $28,500 or make
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
778-7978.


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.


ROTTEN RALPH'S Waterfront Restaurant: Hiring
all positions, all shifts. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at 902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria or call, 778-
3953.
GROUNDS WORKER for condo on Longboat
Key. Experience and references required. Com-
petitive wages and benefits. Call 383-3571 be-
tween 9am-3pm.



Gulf Front and

"Almost" Gulf Front


TRANQUIL AND BUILDABLE Gulffront lot on
Anna Maria's natural beach. Water and sewer
lines to property included. Build your dream home
on this gorgeous lot and have less invested in to-
tal price than cost of recently sold older homes in
same area. Call today for further details. Asking
$949,500.


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"ALMOST" ON THE GULF this lovely home has
convenient deeded Gulf access 50-ft. from front
property line. Offers over 2,000 sq.h. living area
with 15-by-24-ft. living and dining area PLUS ad-
jacent 10-by-18-ft. Kitchen and 10-by-35-ft. Florida
room. Two spacious bedrooms, three full baths
plus a 12-by-17-Th. family room may easily convert
to third bedroom. Maintenance-free yard, lovely
back fenced patio and two-car garage. Potential
galore and location, location, location. Reduced -
$679,500.

attemrw, awcEa. eda ed Cetje!
We A4E te Ildamd!


MARIE -
FRANKL"' REALTY
"We ARE the Island '
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Ma


LIC REAL EStlTE

aria. Florda 34.216


941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamanareal.com


DRIVERS Island transportation Inc. Part or full
time. Fun job, good money. Must be able to pass
background check. 779-2520.
WAITRESS NEEDED: Part time only, Sundays a
must. Private golf club, alcohol and drug-free work
place. Please call 778-3055.
PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492


CURRENT RN LICENSE Worried about your
loved ones, but they still want independence? I will
give them a physical exam and manage their medi-
cations. Also available for caregiver/companion.
729-6891.
ENJOY A MANICURE or pedicure. For an appoint-
ment, please call Mardi, 704-5543.
FACIALS, FOOT MASSAGES, non-toxic mani-
cures, botanical/chemical-free. Raynera Healthy
Hair Healthy Skin. Products also available. 778-
0357 or 807-5209.



MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!
THE PERICO BAY CLUB SPECIALIST


1262 Spoonbill Landinw "3R/2BA,
plus den, on p t? i ew kitchen tile,
window c %ri. $285,000.
618 Estuary Dr. 2BR/2BA, turnkey
furnished updated $227,000.
516 Sanderling Cir. 2BR/2BA, one-car
villa. Lovely, updated. $245,000.
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir. 2BR/2BA,
plus den, two-car garage. Fireplace,
Jacuzzi. $324,000.
725 Estuary Driv j1iO4ltG, second
floor. $21 SL
634 Estuary Drive, 2BR/2BA, first floor.
$210,000.
1275 Spoonbill I p DIoR/2BA
lakefront SU..zi 9,000.
696 Sandpiper Cir. 2BR/2BA, $193,000.
1276 Spoonbill Landings 2BR/2BA
west-side villa, lagoon. $249,000.
1243 Spoonbill Landings 2BR/2BA,
two-car garage. Lake-side villa.


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 com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $20 per hour- free advice.
545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evenings, weekends. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering a
standard of excellence for all your interior and exte-
rior cleaning needs. No job too big or small. Great
rates and references, 722-4358.

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



NEW CONSTRUCTION
THE VILLAGE

AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES
Model Open Daily 3800 Sixth Ave., Holmes Reach










3BR/2BA 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area Heated Pool
Elevator Available Large Private Garage
Steps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $385,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
Visit us at WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM





Direct Gulffront and poolside
condos priced from
$285,000 $335,000


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Completely renovated &
beautifully furnished.
Great Income Potential!
More than 80% SOLD!

'V, CENTRAL PARK REALTY
Call Dennis Girard
941-809-0041
email: dennis@centralparkrealtycorp.com





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GERMAN HANDYMAN Tiles, wood flooring, painting
and all other home repair you may need. High qual-
ity, reasonable prices. No job too small! Licensed and
insured. 539-7937.
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 con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-
9666.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION Up to four people -
always one price. Tampa $75, Orlando $140, West
Palm $225, Sarasota $30. Saylor Sedan, 447-6967.

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

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.

HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-weekly.
Experienced, reliable. Call for a free estimate and ask
for Marieta, 722-4866.
TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or cell 545-4770.
PAINTING: INTERIOR and exterior by Henry. 25
years experience. Free estimates. 748-8959.

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE and TV Service. Honest,
reliable, experienced service major appliances,
home electronics, ceiling fans, garage door openers,
marine electronics. 779-1779.

J&S CLEANING Services. Take a break hire J&S
to do your cleaning. Call Jamie or Brittany, 962-8613.
INCOME TAX SERVICE: For individuals and small
businesses. Thirty years experience. We do all
states. Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service, 761-8156.


ISLAND HOME REPAIRS: Painting, carpentry, ceil-
ings fans, cable, phone, drywall repairs. Small jobs
no problem. Low prices. Island references. 504-
2027 or 792-4876.
TAXI: DON'T FEEL LIKE waiting in the rain, cold or
dust? Take a taxi door to door. Clean, friendly, serv-
ing all Manatee and Sarasota counties, as well as
airports. Island Transportation, 7am to 3am, or by
appointment. 779-2520.
HANDYMAN SERVICES: Scott Fulton contractor.
20 years experience. Island resident, area refer-
ences available.; cell, 713-1907; home, 778-4192.
E-mail:scottfulton636@hotmail.com
MUSIC LESSONS! Also available: flute, saxophone,
clarinet.. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray,
792-0160.


SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast and
reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines, cush-
ions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 778-2711.
PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,
778-2711.


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


ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!

FINAL TOUCH Complete lawn care. Commercial and
residential. Mowing, trimming, mulching or special re-
quests. Insured. Call for a free estimate. 720-8623.

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 instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.

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

FREE SNOW REMOVAL! Everything else costs ex-
tra. Crushed, washed shell, gravel, mulch, dirt, and
rip rap delivered and spread. If you're looking for
the lowest price, call any Tom, Mark or Larry. If you
want the job done right the first time, call David
Bannigan, 794-6971, cell phone 504-7045.
FREE
FEBRUARY IS PRUNING season for the Hawaiian
flowering frangipani tree. Call Bob and I will trim your
tree free for the clippings. 798-9173.


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


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Island lifestyle with off-Island convenience!

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5 Different Floor Plans
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JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or
778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master carpenter.
Call, 745-1043 or cell 705-1422.
DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet T-shirts
and Duffy's Tavern "stuff'. 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 MasterCard/Visa.
720-0794.


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

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

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

HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim,
moldings kitchen remodeling, general repairs.
Homes, rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.
COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Drywall,
repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom shower
stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets, tile. Unique
Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
JACK OF ALL TRADES honest, dependable. Light car-
pentry, painting, yard work, home repair, home audio.
Great prices, references available. Scott, 761-2416.
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home re-
furbishing and detailing, 778-6000.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available now.
Beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non
smoking. Priced from $1,400/month, $500/week,
$90/night. 794-5980. www.divefish.com.
CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated pool,
fishing dock, available April-December, special rates,
three-month minimum. Age 55 and older. (813) 247-
3178 or week ends (813) 927-1632.

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

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

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. Available now
through February. Full kitchen. December $1,500/
month; January-February $1,600/month. Small pet
OK. Walk to beach or downtown Holmes Beach. Call
778-0554.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Two spacious
homes both 3BR/2BA with all conveniences. One is
$4,700/month, the other is $4,500/month. Please call
(813) 752-4235.


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JOY IHE ISLAND LIFESTY
Check out the beach or take a dip in the pool just steps from your condo OR park your boat
right at your own dock. Call me at 778-6066 to see these outstanding homes now available.


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aggressntosellyourhome a pool? This is the one! 2BR/2BA this 3BR/2BA home. There's lowest price in Key Royale... en- across from the warm Gulf of
marketing thut closing canalfront with office/sewing room, room for a pool too! This is most joy this 2BR/2BA home with fam- Mexico. 2BR/2BA with heated pool
quickly, the right eat-in kitchen and large bright likely one of the best buys on the ily room on a canal. Plenty of and furnished. Enjoy Gulf views,
hassles and whaor I do. Florida room. Get some rays by the Island. Call Jon to buy at room for a pool or expansion. Call great vacations, the beach and
price. that's what pool, park your boat at the dock too! 778-6066. #84638 Jon to buy at 778-6066. #88177. close by restaurants and shopping.
onKent, Broker/Salesman $539,900. Call Jon to buy at 778- Bridgeport Condo $289,900. Call Jon to buy at 778-
6066. #89214 6066. #85510.
Call Jon 778-6066 "Hottest Line" 920-0832 800-865-0800 e-mail: jon@jonkentsells.com


611 Dundee Lane in Key Royale. A
special 2BR/2.5BA canalfront home
with ceramic tile, super kitchen, family
room and two-car garage. Relax in the
spa on the lanai while gazing out over
the lush back yard. There is your on the
boatlift! Pretty nice, huh? $525,000. Call
Jon to buy at 778-6066. #89036.
JON KENT
"' The "Hettet"
Real Estate Agent on
S' A, Anna Maria Island!
As me why!
'-C.' 2003 Jon Kent


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939


E-Mail: ami@wagnerrealty.com Web site: Wagnerrealty.com


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


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personalized service you
deserve and to which my
clients are accustomed.


$349,900 -
PLAYA ENCANTADA
Exceptional value for this well-
maintained 2BR/2BA unit located
on tennis court side of outstanding
Gulffront complex. New appli-
ances, Corian counter top, A/C,
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/IBA with garage. IB86388.
www.BradentonAreaHomes.com

6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com


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VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $350 to $450/week. Winter and
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
778-2374.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The Is-
lander.

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


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

VACATION RENTAL: You can have the warm west
coast Florida sun with beautiful white sand outside
your door. 1 BR, located at Resort 66, Holmes Beach,
on Anna Maria Island. Full housekeeping with
kitchen, cable TV, pool, ocean. Fully furnished. $800/
weekly. Available March: 1-8, 8-15, 15-22, 22-29.
Call (315) 894-2304.

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


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

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL canalfront home 2BR/2BA,
tropical pool area with hot tub, dock with two boat lifts,
completely updated. Seasonal $2,800/month, annual
$2,500/month. 2004 season: $3,500/month. 730-1086.

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.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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NORTH END BEAUTY This is a beautifully built 3-
4BR/2BA home in a beautiful secluded area only
three minutes to the sugar sand beaches of the
Gulf. Newly constructed and designed by it's En-
glish artist owner it has that European feel and
many fine upgrades. All tastefully done. This is for
the discerning buyer. $795,000. Call Susan Hatch,
Realtor 778-7616 eves.







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










A DOLL HOUSE Well maintained 2BR/2BA home
in west Bradenton. Roof, electrical, plumbing and
A/C new in 1996. Workshed and storage shed, well
and sprinklers. A pleasure to show. $117,875. Call
Bill Donnelly, Realtor 778-6392 eves.


ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME Well maintained
home on a natural canal with a large dock. Enjoy
the water views from your Florida room thru a pair
of eight-foot sliding glass doors. $492,000. Call Bill,
Donnelly, Realtor 778-6392 eves.


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WON'T LAST LONG! Beautiful 4BR/2BA
pool home with fruit trees. Nice area, close
to schools. $129,900. Kenny Schuldinger,
778-0700.


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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!
$399,000. Gail Tutewiler,


SHAWS POINT Brick colonial,
4BR/2.5BA. Plenty of privacy and
room for pool. Wood floors and
shutters, custom built-ins, French
doors. Great for family home!
$254,900. Tina Rudek or Mike
Migone, 383-5543.


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


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


STYLISH AND CLASSY! Completely re-
modeled, wood floors, central vacuum, inte-
grated sound system. Wet bar, wine cooler,
built-in entertainment center. Too much to
list! $131,900. Lee Kinworthy, 778-0700.


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


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
Migone, 383-5543.







HIGHLAND LAKES GEM
Great area, close to beaches,
shopping, schools, community
pool. Won't last long!
Larry Smith, 778-0700.


DIRECT GULFFRONT WITH BAY
VIEWS! Sixth-floor corner unit at
Martinique South. Nicely turnkey furnished
with leather furniture. Upgrades. New ga-
rage. $459,900. Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


BREATHTAKING GULF VIEWS
Totally updated, decorated perfect,
ground-floor: 5400 Condos. Turn-
key furnished. Gourmet kitchen.
Two pools. Must see, won't last
long. $550,000. Marc Turner,
778-0700.


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


SELLER WANTS OUT. Double
lot, subdivision potential, family
home with two-story guest
house. Swoop on this!
$175,000. Geoff Wall,
778-0700.
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OUTSTANDING VALUE! 3BR 2BA, ranch
beauty. Great location and schools. Pri-
vacy fence, room for pool. A steal!
$120,900. Marie Franklin-Paulins,
778-0700.


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


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


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


10-ACRE RANCHETTE Sits on a lake,
perfect for horses, bring your house plans!
East of 1-75. $110,000. Michael Faber,
778-0700.


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


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


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SEASON/VACATION 2BR and 3BR, Gulffront
apartments, lovely furnished interiors, private beach,
patio, sundeck, porch, no pets. Tropical setting. 778-
3143.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2BA, spacious,
attractive, half-block to beach, 1,400 sq.ft. $1,100/
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/1BA
Anna Maria cottage. Gulffront $3,500/month.
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665, or
(800) 749-6665.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT Furnished 2BR/2BA
with large glass-enclosed living area with fireplace.
Recently remodeled with everything new. Incredible
view. 871 North Shore Drive. $2,900/month. 778-
3645.
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FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2003 Sunbow Bay 2BR/
2BA, $3,000/month; Bayfront 2BR/2BA, $2,800/3BA
$3,200/month; South Bay Blvd. studio, bay view,
$1,000/month; Peacock Lane 2BR/2BA, $1,500/
month; 2BR/2BA, pool home $3,500/month; 2BR/
2BA duplex, bay views, $2,800/month. Wedebrock
Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or (809) 749-6665.
MARCH 2003 Sunset Terrace Gulffront, 2BR/2BA,
$3,500/month; Bermuda Bay Club 3BR/2BA,
$3,800/month; Gulf Watch 2BR, $2,600/month;
Shorewalk Bradenton, 2BR/2BA, $2,600/month.
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665, or
(800) 749-6665.
FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL. Bayview Terrace
2BR and 1BR, $1,600/month and $2,600/month.
Imperial House 2BR/1BA, $1,500/month;
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or.
(809) 749-6665.
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.
SEASONAL RENTAL Anna Maria, 200 feet to Rod
& Reel Pier, ground floor, 2BR/1 BA, completely re-
modeled, washer/dryer, available for February,
April, and on. $1,000/month. Taking reservations for
next season, prefer 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.

BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX: New construction, fully fur-
nished. Each apartment 3BR/2BA, corner of 49th
Street and Second Avenue. Close to shopping,
Publix and Eckerd. Seasonal. Available beginning
Feb. 1. Call 778-2930, will e-mail pictures.
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,
778-2307.
PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA private
home. Carpeted, huge deck overlooking beautiful
beach on North Shore Drive. Available March 1-17,
weekly. (813) 920-5595.


SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH ground-floor, well
furnished, clean, 2BR/2BA. Close to beach. Pool.
Utilities included, non smoking, no pets. $2,450/
month; 1BR/1BA $2,200/month. 778-9576.

SEASONAL BRADENTON BEACH rental. Im-
maculate 2BR/2BA home, walk to beach, boat
slip. computer with Internet access, cable, laun-
dry, 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-
tails, 778-6322.
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.
URGENT! Due to selling all my listings and a high
volume of buyers, I need properties to sell. Please
contact me: Suzanne Wilson, 962-0971, Island
Vacation Properties, LLC, 778-6849.
ANNUAL RENTAL Island duplex. 2BR/1.5BA, new
carpet, washer/dryer hook-ups, large yard. Quiet
street, short walk to beach and shopping. Available
March 1, 2003. $800/month. (773) 793-8599.
ANNA MARIA BEACH HOUSE. North end, 3BR/
2BA, unique decor, large balcony to view Gulf
sunsets, very clean, seasonal. $1,200/week or
$3,200/month. 776-1789.
3BR WATERFRONT: Enjoy a year round fantas-
tic view. Huge living/dining area, floor to ceiling
windows, plus 30-by-12-foot. screened deck, all
offering spectacular view of beach. Bay and park
just steps away to this unturnirhed annual home
in north Anna Maria. Call 748-5334 for details.


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HOLMES BEACH MARCH-APRIL 2003. Furnished,
1 BR/2BA, steps to beach. Telephone, washer/dryer,
cable TV, pets welcome. $2,050/month, $560/week.
Call 778-1098.
HOLMES BEACH MARCH 2003. Furnished, 1BR/
2BA, steps to beach. Telephone, washer/dryer,
cable TV, pets welcome. $2,050/month, $560/week.
Call 778-1098.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL Rental: Ground-
level duplex close to beach, available March-May.
Two-week minimum. 2/BR, $500/week. 1 BR, $400/
week. Non smoking. Call (813) 928-5378.
PALMA SOLA BAY in Flamingo Cay 2BR/2BA
condo. Furnished with all linens. $2,500/month.
(863) 293-7305 or (863) 294-9261.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach 2BR/1BA,
garage, two decks. Overlooking lake and two blocks
to Gulf beach. Available now and next season.
Clean, nicely furnished. $1,750/month. (941) 625-
2889.
ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS: 2BR house in North
Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Available spring, sum-
mer and fall, (905) 335-8619.
LOVELY TOTALLY refurbished 2BR apartment, 65-
steps to beach with great Gulf views. $995/month,
plus security. 778-4451.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA, newly renovated with
washer/dryer; will rent furnished or unfurnished. One
block to beach in Holmes Beach. Pet considered.
$975/month, includes electricity, water, cable,
phone. 779-1084.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA spacious Holmes Beach apart-
ment with great storage. Yard. Paved parking. $650/
month. Call 778-0405.
FEBRUARY. APRiL.-t.oImes Beach. Attractive
3BR/2BA home just steps from beautiful Gulf beach.
Comfortably furnished, private, all amenities,
screened lanai. Vacation in paradise. $3,400/month,
$1,300/week. (863) 686-8207.
TWO ALL NEW renovated 2BR, plus third bedroom/
den. Up and downstairs duplexes. Both sleep eight.
Available March 15-21 and April on. Dishwasher,
washer/dryer, DVD/VCR, porch, grill, bikes. One
short block to beautiful Holmes Beach. $2,300/
month, $700/week. Non smoking. 724-0025.
ANNUAL BAYVIEW DUPLEX 2BR, lots of charac-
ter, quiet Bradenton Beach area, huge deck,
glassed lanai, fireplace, laundry. $700/month, plus
utilities. 779-9470.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, furnished or unfur-
nished. One-and-a-half blocks to beach, washer/
dryer, patio, pool, free 60-station cable. $750/month.
82nd Street, Holmes Beach. 778-3104.

SEASONAL 1 BR turnkey furnished with screened
lanai. Steps to beach and shopping. $600/week or
$1,800/month. Call 779-9470.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA.
Newly renovated. One block to Gulf. $1,000/month,
plus first and last. No pets. 779-1161.


MANY ANNUAL RENTALS available! $700-$1,850/
month. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 778-6665 or
(800) 749-6665.


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

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty park-
ing spaces, contemporary design, great visibility.
$14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-
5514, or call 809-4253.
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
invited.
SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.
CITY OF ANNA Maria. Condo (upstairs) with boat
dock! Canal view, 2BR/1BA, great location, walk to
pier and three restaurants. $295,000. (770) 889-
2887, owner.

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

TOTALLY RENOVATED 3BR/2BA ground-level
home. One block to Gulf. Must see to appreciate.
For sale by owner. $369,900. (813) 300-8543 or
(813) 265-3458.
WATERFRONT CONDO Palma Sola Harbour.
Deep-water canal with dock, direct access to bay,
newly renovated, 2BR/2BA. For sale by owner, bro-
ker protected. $239,900. 794-0497. Web site: http:/
/users.stargate.net/~jlreese.
WANTED: TO BUY modest north Island home,
above 64th Street Would like gardening area, walk
to beach. Not immediate occupancy. Looking now.
Call 778-4006.

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 con-
ditioning unit (heat pump). One-year home warranty
included. 317 Iris St. $799,000. Call 778-0171.

CONDO ON WATER best views of bayou in City of
Anna Maria. Lovely upstairs unit, 2BR/1 BA, dock, walk
to city pier, shops and restaurants. Call (603) 253-9000.

REMODELED DUPLEX all new inside and out.
3BR/2BA downstairs, 2BR/1BA plus den upstairs.
This duplex has a lot of Florida charm and charac-
ter. One block to beach and one block to bay. Very
nice duplex, great investment property. Good ten-
ant upstairs who would like to stay on. For sale by
owner, 778-4499.


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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.

ATTENTION SERIOUS BOATERS! Two-plus 55-
foot deeded deep-water boat slips are included with
2,600-sq.ft. luxury waterfront condo at The Pointe at
Mariners Cove, Cortez. Direct water views. 3BR/
2BA plus bonus office, two lanais, storm shutters, el-
evator, 2.5-car garage, workbench, exercise area,
storage galore, pool, tennis, marina, gated commu-
nity, half-mile from 19 miles of beaches. Sale by
owner, $795,000 firm. For appointment, call 794-
6755.

DIRECT BAYFRONT UNIT. Fabulous view from this
contemporary 2BR/2BA home. All new everything!
Must see to appreciate. Two heated pools, tennis,
under-building parking. One block to beach and
stores. $349,900. Private, 795-3778.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Feb. 9, 1-4pm. Steps to
Island, 3BR/2BA, office/computer room, heated
pool, large lanai, new condition. Must see! Cortez
Road or Manatee Avenue to Palma Sola to 8002
18th Ave. W. Realtors welcome. $359,900. 761-
2810.

ZONED DUPLEX 306 56th St. Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2BA, ground-floor home. Mexican tile, fireplace,
built-in bookshelves, updated. Not a drive by! T.
Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

KEY ROYALE: Spacious 3BR/3BA fully updated!
Laundry room, screened lanai, boat dock. 620
Dundee. $625,000. 779-2022. No Solicitors.


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

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS condo 2BR/2BA
second-floor end- unit with water view, southern ex-
posure, furnished. $298,000. Call 779-1518.

GULFFRONT CONDO: Fabulous views. Spacious
2BR/2BA, garage, storage. $525,000. Yvonne
Higgins at Re/Max Gulfstream, 518-9003.

PERICO ISLAND! Beautiful high ceilings, extra large
master bath, large open kitchen, 3BR/2BA with ce-
ramic tile throughout! Beautiful lanai, private setting,
two-car garage, heated pool privileges, tennis court,
clubhouse, exercise room, sauna! $345,000. For sale
by owner. Call anytime for a showing! 720-2242.

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

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


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Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. We're located next
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preference, limitation or discrimination based on
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Call 778-7978 for advertising information.


YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU CALLED.
YVONNE HIGGINS P.A. .
778-7777 or 518-9003
"I work the Islands & the Inlands"


BAYFRONT CONDO
2/2 Plus 2 lanais. New carpet, ceramic tile,
\ ,' .. appliances, counter tops, remodeled
baths. Lovely view of bay and heated pool.
Small complex with tennis court. Pet al-
lowed. Great for year round living or an
.-_ investment. Easy to see. $279,000.


RVA4KI


Gulfstream Realty


5201 G Drve,- nis BahF. 417-80-3725


BEAUTIFUL HOME ON BAY 3BR/2BA home TERRA CEIA CLUB 2/3BR and 2BA condo with
with deeded beach access. Complete renovation partial bay view. Amenities include Clubhouse, golf
on this direct bayfront home that was featured in Course, Heated Pool, Tennis and more. Island Girl
House and Home Magazine. done with great Interiors of Anna Maria makes this a one of a kind
taste and award winning construction. opportunity in this gated golf complex. Plantation
$1,500,000 Call Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or shutters and great privacy! Call Owner/Agent
795-9860. Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9860.


ONE BLOCK FROM THE BEACH 2BR/2BA
townhouse style condo at Fountainhead. Bed-
rooms upstairs, three balconies and the prop-
erty and unit were just remodeled. Only 8 units
in complex and very rental friendly. Option to
keep annual tenant. $249,000. Call David
Vande Vrede at 778-4800.


GULF TO BAY VIEWS 2BR/2BA condo with
many amenities including Heated Pool and Spa,
Tennis, Boat Dock, and BBQ Area. Screened
balcony on each end and great beach area. Best
Rental history for this type of setting. Unit was just
upgraded with tile and furniture. $359,000. Call
David Vande Vrede at 778-4800.


ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT FOR SALE This 2BR/
2BA cottage with detached garage apartment is
"p located in one of the most desired areas in Anna
Maria City. Gulf view from almost every room,
even the garage apartment has a view. Offered
at $1,200,000. MLS#87264 Call Stephanie Bell,
S" (941) 778-2307 or (941) 920-5156.


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$1,295,000.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool, family
room, two blocks to great beach. $479,000.
LARGE DUPLEX NEAR BEACH
2BR/2BA each side. Just steps to one of area's best
beaches. Quiet secluded street in North Holmes
Beach. Very residential area. Two garages and two
carports. Excellent rental. $695,000.
JUST LISTED! POOL HOME
3BR/2BA, completely remodeled. Eat-in kitchen,
breakfast bar, vaulted ceiling, new baths, open plan,
private setting, in-ground pool and deck. Barrel-tile
roof. Holmes Beach. $449,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished villa, beautifully ap-
pointed, ceramic tile, walk-in closets, glassed-in
porch, balcony overlooking water, vaulted ceiling,
two-car garage. Secure community, guard gate, and
24-hour security. $279,900.
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pletely redecorated and updated with many ex-
tras. Enjoy the glass enclosed lanai with tinted
glass film overlooking sunsets and estuary. Also
new quality carpeting and porcelain tile through-
Melinda Bordes out. This property is being offered turnkey fur-
Realtor nished. You must see the inside. All this and
more in a prestigious gated club community.
S$227,000. MLS#89601.

WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
Marianne Correll 861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
Realtor
RAWL--r 513 69th St ................... $549,000
510 72nd St................... $559,000
618 Hampshire Ln.......... $595,000
Bob Fittro 510 Key Royale Dr. .......... $435,000
Bob Fittro
Realtor 510 68th St ................. $489,000

608 Key Royale ........... $469,000
524 71st St. .............. $1,490,000

Wendy Foldes 8401 Marina Dr. -NEW-... $725,000
Realtor
-r ...i509 65th St.................. $439,500

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

623 Foxworth Ln. ......... $575,000
Richard Freeman 307 Iris $495,000
Realtor..........................
611 Dundee.................... $525,000
625 Emerald Ln ........... $539,900

ISLAND HOMES.
Alan Galletto CONDOS & LOTS
Broker/Salesperson
Westbay Pt. Moorings #55 ... $385,000
308 55th St. Lot ............. $197,500
Sun Plaza West #201 ..... $399,000
Connie Jones Bridgeport #113 .......... $289,000
Realtor
Realor Sunbow Bay #204.......... $239,000

Beachwalk Townhomes 1 Left .. $499,900
t Key West #100 .............. $439,000
408 Pointsetta Rd. .......... $495,000
Jon Kent
Broker/Salesperson 6925 Holmes Bvld. ......... $215,000

S710 North Shore. Lot. ..... $299,000
444 62nd St. ................ $198,500
747 Jacaranda. Lot ......... $389,000
Tom Nelson
Realtor 405 Bay Palms Dr ........ $329,900
SWater's Edge #110N ....... $759,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ..... $409,000

MAINLAND
Nick Patslos
Brr/Sspn 516 Sanderling Cir.......... $245,000
S634 Estuary ................. $210,000
1276 Spoonbill Landings Cr. $249,999
Vizcaya #31C.................. $134,900
Chris Shaw 3948 Mariners Way......... $439,900
Realtor
1243 Spoonbill Landings Cr...... $244,500
2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $324,000

Marilyn Trevethan 618 Estuary Dr. -NEW- ........ $227,000
Realtor
617 Estuary Dr .................... $215,000
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THIS'LL ONLY HURT A BIT
By Nancy Salomon and Bob Peoples / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Preparation for
surgery, perhaps
5 It won't keep you up
10 Nurses
14 Divers' gear
19 Low woman?
20 Often-quoted line
21 Reason for compensa-
tion
22 Former Integra maker
23 Slapstick, e.g.
25 It may be picked up
in a locker
26 Lightly bite
27 Canine's coat
28 Skiing style
30 Gridiron feint
31 Satirist Freberg
32 Behaving sheepishly?
37 Painter Andrea del
39 Somme saison
40 So-called page-oner
41 Preschooler's
instruction
45 Sporty Chevy,
informally
47 Comparatively superfi-
cial
50 Round opening?
55 Crooner with a mega-
phone
56 Prima ballerina
57 One and only
59 Census datum
60 Preachers' targets
62 Driver's job
64 Lines of thought, for
short?
65 Something to shoot for
68 Jiffy
69 Some jeans
73 Most impertinent
78 Compressed
81 Lab sound
84 Sticker


86 Fit for farming
87 Sushi offering
90 Calls it quits
93 "Wow!"
95 It's done with a twist
96 Company with the
old mascot Little Oil
Drop
97 "I wanna!"
98 As written
101 Small dresses,
sizewise
103 Detailed description
107 Lift
111 Mother of Helen of
Troy
112 Monkeyshines
113 Potential lifesaver
115 Jane Eyre's pupil
117 Strip lighting
118 Elocutionist's phrase
122 Stone marker
123 Disease fighter
124 32-Down, bandwise
125 Taken in
126 Body of art
127 Mach 2 fliers
128 Came up
129 Goes off

Down
1 Store sign
2 Fools
3 Hitting opportunity
4 Bellini heroine
5 "The Gremlins"
author
6 E-mail address
ending, maybe
7 Machine piece
8 Back
9 Untamed
10 "Enough already!"
11 First-aid supply
12 Outlet insert
13 Prison term


14 Word before and
after "oh"
15 Battery part
16 Much-hyped
contests
17 Onetime capital of
Poland
18 Filled to excess
24 1936 Olympics
hero
29 Star of
"Youngblood,"
1986
32 Rocker Glenn
33 __ Graham,
1940's-50's
Cleveland QB
34 Kind of position
35 Angels' playing
field
36 Raines of "Hail the
Conquering Hero"
38 Declarer
41 Hawkish deity
42 Pasta shape
43 What the Queen
turns into in "Snow
White"
44 Planting
46 Bow and arrow
carrier
47 Gawk
48 Letters on some
pumps
49 T.__
51 Like non-oyster
months
52 On the other hand
53 Thomas Nelson
Page's "In __
Virginia"
54 NASA's
Research Center
58 Odd mannerisms
61 Egg on
63 Driving hazard


66 on a hill
cannot be hidden":
Matt. 5:14
67 Loaded
70 Thrill
71 Pasta shapes
72 Two-time U.S.
Open winner
74 Cool
75 Poetic adverb
76 Put away
77 Russia's Itar-_
news agency
79 Family name in
Olympic skiing
80 Move, in Realtor-


speak
81 Hair color
82 Vintage wheels
83 Antlered Eurasian
animals
85 Knife pitched on TV
88 Peepers
89 Prize since 1949
91 Bundestag vote
92 Church reading
94 Family that originally
owned the Cadillac
company
98 Skipped
99 Hockey no-nos
100 Junk bond rating


102 Flap
103 Great time
104 Caused
105 Baseball bigwigs
106 Milo of "Ulysses," 1967
108 Linger at a bookstore
109 Baseball's Doubleday
110 Speed demon
113 Busy as__
114 Garb for grads
116 Fair-hiring letters
119 Man-
120 Vietnam's Dinh
Diem
121 Barn denizens


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