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


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Islander


Basketball finale, page 28.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 15 Feb. 19, 2003 FREE


War fears may slow Island real estate inquiries


By Rick Catlin
Islander Newspaper
Fears of a war with Iraq seem to be slowing casual
investor inquiries into Island real estate, according to
several Island real estate agents.
But that could be a bonus for bargain hunters be-
cause sellers now seem to be willing to negotiate con-
siderably lower on a price, said Doug Dowling of Doug
Dowling Real Estate in Anna Maria.
"I don't see a whole lot of activity in the Island real
estate market right now," said Dowling. Buyers "aren't


going to do anything until Bush makes up his mind
about Iraq," he added.
"But sellers are now willing to negotiate and buy-
ers can get a very good price. It's a buyer's market,"
Dowling said. A year ago, people paid what the seller
wanted, so by negotiating, there are now some good
values in Island real estate.
"The key to higher prices is activity. If there's not
a lot of activity, sellers are willing to accept a lower
price. It's now 'offer, counter-offer, offer, counter-of-
fer' in a sale."


Welcome to the festival!
Mike Norman of Bradenton Beach, aka "Bubba," was one of the more than 50 venders at the 21st Annual
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival last weekend. Bubba's art of whimsical animals and folksy sayings was a
hit with the more than 21,000 people who attended the two-day event. All of Bubba's proceeds went to pur-
chase the FISH Preserve. For more information, see inside. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Commission says no to


street vacation moratorium


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney asked
fellow commissioners to consider a moratorium on va-
cating any more city streets after its recent decision to
vacate Third Avenue and declare the adjacent traffic is-
land surplus property. The rest of the commission dis-
agreed with imposing a moratorium.
Recently the commission vacated Third Avenue to
Patrick McConnell, the property owner at 3716 Gulf
Drive, and at its last meeting the commission voted 4-
to-1 to approve the first reading to sell McConnell the
adjacent traffic island as surplus property.
Maloney was the only commissioner not in favor
of the commission's action and asked that the commis-
sion put an official policy in place on how to deal with
vacation requests before considering any others.
"My concern is that we shouldn't do any more until
we decide how we want to handle this," Maloney said.


"There are 19 other properties in the city that could be
involved and I think we should shut up until we make
up our minds."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said vacating city
property is a discretionary matter and the commission
is not obligated to consider a request.
"I'm not saying that we will never vacate or that we
will always vacate," Maloney said, "but we need some-
thing to say how we will consider a vacation."
Commissioner Roger Lutz said the city didn't need
a moratorium to prevent any more vacations from
pushing through because a simple vote of three com-
missioners could nix it.
Commissioner Pat Geyer was also opposed to a
moratorium and said that each case should be judged
on its own merit.
The commission did come to a consensus to have


PLEASE SEE VACATION, PAGE 4


With interest in real estate slowing, real estate val-
ues are not escalating 20 to 30 percent annually as they
have for the past decade, he said. "They are still going
up 10 to 15 percent a year, but we now have a leveling-
off period on values."
Dowling said he's advising clients who want to
purchase to buy now.
"Prices won't ever be lower than they are now.
Prices aren't going to go down on the Island, they just
PLEASE SEE WAR, NEXT PAGE



'Historic' height

variance requested
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board may be
making history at its February 24 meeting when it hears
a variance request by Jim DePoore to build a house
higher than the current 37-foot-height restriction.
Board member Charles Canniff said the meeting
may be of historical significance because it might be
the first-ever case in Anna Maria where the new Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency's requirements
on the height of new construction within the coastal
construction control line are considered.
FEMA changed the requirement recently to add
three feet of elevation to the first floor of all new resi-
dential construction within the CCCL. That's in addi-
tion to the requirement that all new houses be "on
stilts" with the ground floor reserved for parking.
Anna Maria, however, currently has a 37-foot-high
limit on any structure and that did not change, even
after the new FEMA requirements were enacted.
DePoore's house at 801 N. Shore Drive was
grandfathered for its present design, but FEMA said
any new construction in the CCCL would have to meet
its stilt and height requirements.
DePoore is requesting a height variance to build
above the 37-foot limit to a height of 42 feet.



Happenings

Pancakes, pancakes, more
Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach
will hold its annual book sale from Friday and
Saturday at the library.
There will be a pancake breakfast at Roser
Memorial Community Church sponsored by the
Men's Club from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 22.
You can follow that up with pancakes at St.
Bernard Catholic Church from 8-11:30 a.m. Sun-
day, Feb. 23.
There's still more to do Saturday, including a
morning Thieves Market at the open field along-
side Holmes Beach City Hall hosted by the Pri-
vateers, the sandcastle building contest at the
Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
and an evening "Motown Sunset" concert on the
beach at the Manatee Public Beach/Cafe on the
Beach.
"Opera on the Island" will be presented in
concert Sunday afternoon by the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Orchestra & Chorus.
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War slows Island property market
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

aren't going up as fast as they used to."
If housing inquiries are slow, the condominium
market, however, looks strong.
Gail Tuteweiler of Wedebrock Real Estate in
Holmes Beach said January was a solid month for con-
dominium sales. -
"The condominium market is a good value, especially
Gulffront. And if you see any condo listed for under
$200,000 anywhere on the Island, it will be gone tomor-
row." Last year at this time, some excellent, non-water-
front condominiums could be purchased for around
$160,000, she said. That's not the case anymore.
There are currently 75 condominiums listed for
sale on the Island, compared with 58 in November
2002.
Tuteweiler conceded that there doesn't seem to be
as many "lookers" as last year, but those people who
are looking for properties are serious.
People may be worried about the possibility of a
war, but they are still retiring and looking to buy
Florida property, she said.
Houses for sale on the Island may sit "a little
longer" than normal, but they are still selling and "Is-
land prices are not going down. I can't see real estate
slowing.down," she added. And any house listed for
under $300,000 won't last long, she said.
While she believes Island real estate is still strong,
Tuteweiler said vacation rentals slowed during January.
"It was cold here and cold up north," she said. As
the weather warms in Florida, she expects more win-
ter visitors on the Island.
Although Island real estate may not be appreciat-
ing at the 20 to 30 percent annual rates seen the past
few years, Tuteweiler agreed it's still going up 10 to 20
percent yearly, depending upon location.
"And we are still a good value," she said, particu-
larly when compared with real estate on other Florida
Gulfcoast barrier islands.
"I've had clients come to me and say they can get
much more value for their money here, especially on
the water, than in places like Captiva and Sanibel,"
Tuteweiler said.
"Now is the time to buy. Prices will never be this


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Manatee County Jail inmate/student James Murray, left, instructor James Staffiles and Nancy Ambrose of
Holmes Beach display butterflies created in a work training program at the jail for the Holmes Beach butter-
fly park. The sheriffs office donated the butterflies, which will soon be placed in the garden following their
display in the sheriff's booth at the Manatee County Fair. Oddly, the butterflies went missing for a time, but
were located at the fairgrounds and returned to the jail. Islander Photo: David Ambrose


low," she predicted.
Mike Norman of Mike Norman Realty in Holmes
Beach agreed there were more rental units vacant this
January than last, but that's because more units have
come into the market, he said.
"The number of occupants is still about the same
as last year," he said. It just means more and more
people are buying Island real estate for investment, not
as a primary residence.
And the average sale price of an Island home is still
climbing.
For January 2003, the average sale price of a
single-family residential home on Anna Maria Island
was $712,400 with a low sale of $215,000 (the only
house listed for under $300,000) to a high of $2.5 mil-


lion.
Between June and November 2002, the average
Island home sale price was just $450,000.
There were 45 new listings for single-family
homes on the Island in January, ranging in asking price
from $314,900 to $1.5 million. Thirteen homes sold in
January.
The condominium market is holding up quite well,
said Norman, with 10 units sold in January on the Is-
land at an average price of $343,600, compared with
$329,000 just three months ago. Twenty-four new list-
ings came into the market in January 2003.
One thing all the real estate agents agreed on: If
you're serious about Island real estate, buy now. Prices
aren't going down.


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Water quality advisory lifted for


Anna Maria's Bayfront Park


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Just a few weeks after reinstating a health risk ad-
visory for the waters off all of Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria, the Manatee County Health Department has
lifted its warning'forboth the north and south sections
of the park.
Environmental Health Director Tom Larkin said
the water tests done Feb. 14 off the park's north shore
found the amount of marine water bacterial indicators
(fecal matter) in the water were below the U.S. Envi-
ronmental Protection Agencies minimum standard of
35 units per 100 ml of water. The advisory for the
park's south shore was lifted the previous week, he
said.
Larkin said the average values for the past five
tests at the north location were 28.25 Colony Forming
Units per 100 ml of water, below the recommended
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency minimum of


35 CFU per 100 ml for quality water.
The presence of the bacteria is an indication of fe-
cal pollution, Larkin said, which could come from
stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife and/or human sewage.
This is the third time that an advisory has been issued
for Bayfront Park since saltwater testing of various county
locations by the department began Aug. 1, 2002.
Larkin, however, said his department does not de-
termine why the waters did not meet minimum stan-
dards.
He suggested Anna Maria, or any municipality
with a water quality problem, contact Rob Brown at the
Manatee County Office of Environmental Management
to request a study to determine where the polluting ma-
terial is coming from and why.
The waters at 10 different locations on Anna Maria
Island and along the Palma Sola Causeway are tested
weekly under the federally funded Healthy Beaches
Monitoring Program that began in August, 2002.


Poll: City needs own building official


A straw poll conducted by Anna Maria resi-
dent Shirley O'Day during the city election Feb.
11 found 179 voters think the city should have its
own building official while 75 people preferred to
contract services from Holmes Beach.
There were 34 undecided or "other" votes.
After Bradenton Beach backed out of a pro-
posed building department for all three Island cit-
ies, the Anna Maria City Commission directed
Mayor SueLynn to continue to contract with
Holmes Beach for building official services per
the current interlocal agreement.
The city has not had its own building official


since last August when officials of Florida's De-
partment of Business and Professional Regulation
forced SueLynn to remove George McKay from
that post because he had been denied a temporary
license. He remains the city's director of public
works.
McKay was granted a three-year temporary li-
cense as a building official by the DBPR in De-
cember 2002, but has not been rehired by the
mayor.
O'Day said she will request that the results of
the straw vote be placed on an upcoming city com-
mission agenda for discussion.


THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 19, 2003 E PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Feb. 19,4 p.m., Capital Improvements Advisory Com-
mittee meeting.
Feb. 19, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
Feb. 20, 5:50 p.m., swearing-in of fifth city commis-
sioner.
Feb. 20, 6 p.m., city commission work session. Agenda:
mayor's update, appoint deputy commission chair, orga-
nization and rules of conduct discussion, liaison assign-
ments, skate-park interlocal agreement discussion, wire-
less plan discussion, half-cent sales tax use discussion,
Accord discussion, building official position review, set-
ting date for special exception requests, setting date for
parking discussion, and public comment.
Feb. 24, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Feb. 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, interlocal agreement discussion on
skate park, Accord discussion, statewide mutual aid
agreement discussion, banner request for Tour of
Homes, library fund discussion, Anna Maria Art
League Fine-Arts Festival banner request, consent
agenda, and commission reports.
Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m., special city commission meeting.
Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Feb. 27, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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Aposporos named commissioner, Quam chairs


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
With Mayor SueLynn no longer a member of the
commission under the city's just-passed charter, the
newly formed Anna Maria City Commission voted
Feb. 13 to appoint Tom Aposporos as the city's fifth
commissioner to fill the va-
cancy created by the new
charter. Commissioner John
Quam was appointed com-
mission chairperson at the
meeting and became the
city's deputy mayor under
S the charter.
Aposporos did not at-
tend the Feb. 13 meeting
and there was some discus-
Aposporos 'sion among commissioners
about changing meeting
dates to accommodate his schedule as an actor with
Island Players.
Aposporos, who chaired the city's charter review
committee that drafted the new charter adopted by a
more than 3-to-1 margin in the Feb. 11 city elections,
said he would accept the seat, but only for the interim
until the November city elections.
He also made it clear that under no circumstances
should the commission change its meeting days just to
accommodate him.
"I have some time conflicts, but only for the next
four or five weeks. I don't want the commission to
make changes to accommodate my schedule. I would
feel very unhappy if they changed the schedule, it
wouldn't make sense," he said.
"I'm only serving for the transition period and to
help with the transition to the new charter. Remember,
this is an appointed seat. My personal principles tell me
I would not run in November. I'm not going to be a
candidate."
He said his presence with the upcoming Island
Players production was a prior commitment that he will
honor and he will deal with his attendance at the next
two or three commission meetings.
Aposporos must still be certified by the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections office and be sworn in.
Following the appointment of Aposporos, Quam was


Duke Miller, pictured at left, and Linda Cramer were sworn in Feb. 13 as Anna Maria city commissioners by
City Clerk Alice Baird. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin


elected as chairperson and his first agenda item was a dis-
cussion on rules for public comment at commission meet-
ings, a sore spot when SueLynn held the chair and
changed some of the rules of public comment.
Commissioners voted to eliminate the signup sheet
for members of the public who want to speak at regu-
lar commission meetings, and increased the time limit
on a person's comment from two to three minutes.
The commission will allow public comment after
commission discussion of an agenda item, but prior to
a motion and vote. Questions will be allowed if they
pertain to the agenda item and are not "set-up" ques-
tions to attack a commissioner.
At the end of a regular commission meeting, pub-
lic comment will be allowed, but comments at all times
are to be "statements of fact or opinion," and not per-
sonal attacks on commissioners or a question of mo-
tives, observed newly elected Commissioner Duke
Miller.
The commission agreed, but noted that Quam can


limit comment if too many people are simply repeat-
ing previous discussion.
Workshop sessions, however, will be for commission
discussion only. Public comment will be taken only if a
majority of commissioners agree to hear comments.
Commissioner Chuck Webb said he would like to
have a member of staff from each city department
present at regular commission meetings, but not at
workshop sessions unless the commission determines
they are needed.
Residents Dale Woodland and Diane Canniff said
they would prefer the commission have public discus-
sion at both workshop sessions and regular meetings.
Canniff said it seemed "sinister" that the public can't
ask commissioners for "motives."
Commissioners also discussed rules of order for
commission meetings, including a simplified version of
Robert's Rules of Order.
The commission voted to hold a workshop session
Feb. 20 at which Quam will present the agenda.


Commissioner Michaels on two years before the masses


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Former Anna Maria City Commissioner John
Michaels has no regrets about his just-ended two-year
term as city commissioner, his first and, according to
him, last foray into politics.
Michaels was elected at a time of political divisive-
ness in Anna Maria and often felt he was in the middle
'of important decisions, particularly when it came to
deciding who would be the city's vice mayor and who
should chair commission meetings.
He doesn't regret his vote to elect former
Commissioner Tom Skoloda as vice mayor in February
2001, nor his vote to allow Skoloda to chair commis-
sion meetings, not then-Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh.
"I felt it was necessary to get the meetings moving
to where we could accomplish something. We were
stuck at that point," said Michaels.
Since that time, Michaels believes the commission
did move forward on a number of issues, particularly

Vacation of street approved
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
a policy similar to Manatee County's policy on vaca-
tion requests drafted and ready for review for its Feb.
25 commission meeting.
The commission will also vote on the second read-
ing to declare the traffic island adjacent to Third Av-
enue surplus property and available for sale to
McConnell.
According to McConnell, the additional land
would allow more architecturally pleasing features for
the triplex he is building, such as enclosed garages
rather than open carports.
The city will retain easement rights on Third Av-
enue for utility and stormwater drainage needs that
might arise.


since Mayor SueLynn was elected last
February.
"I'm particularly happy we got the
new charter done and we did a lot of
work against the proposed county
charter form of government."
He was also instrumental in estab-
lishing the city's Web site.
In addition, Michaels said the for-
mation of the Capital Improvements .
Advisory Committee and an eventual
capital improvements plan were
among his goals.
Another essential improvement
for Anna Maria was the establishment
of a stable city staff. "That was crucial
to a good city hall," he said.
"And we've also done a lot on the
parking issue, more than any previous Michaels
commission."
He was, however, "dissatisfied" that some business
people who never attended commission meetings don't
understand the issues or what the commission is trying
to accomplish.
He also took a whack at some off-Island media for
misrepresenting the commission's consensus on solv-
ing the parking issue and at Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore for writing a letter against the city's
parking plan.
"What plan? We haven't established a parking
plan, but we are moving forward to establish a plan."
Michaels also sounded off on what he termed a
small, vocal element in Anna Maria who seem to come
to city commission meetings solely for the purpose of
making personal attacks on the mayor and commission-
ers.
"They only do it periodically. Yes, personal attacks
hurt me, but it's a very small group. It's just the same


- people who always poi-
son the atmosphere."
SA case in point was
after Michaels inspected
Bayfront Park and called
on the Manatee County
-. Parks and Recreation
S- Department to make
_.., some needed repairs or
have the city consider
S '* -. taking back manage-
ment of the park.
*City resident Rick
DeFrank then stood up
at a public meeting and
accused Michaels of
I. wanting the city to take
,/ back the park so he
could build and sell con-
dominiums on the site.
"That was a joke," said Michaels. "That was a
payback," he said, because he had supported SueLynn
in her successful election campaign against Skoloda in
the February 2002 mayor's election.
"But let's stress the positive," he said. "There were
always a lot more people positive toward me than nega-
tive and my two years was not wasted time and that's
important."
Michaels did not seek re-election and his two years
before the masses in Anna Maria officially ended Feb.
13. He and wife Elvira will move to their new home on
Amelia Island near Jacksonville after Easter.
"I have no plans to enter politics there. I'm not re-
ally cut out to deal with all the pettiness.
"I'm going to do what I said when we moved to
Florida and retire and do some fishing. But we have so
many friends here, they are good reasons to come back
for a visit."




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Task force issues local security preparations


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Local law enforcement officers and government
agencies have been on a "High Orange" alert since last
week when the U.S. Department of Homeland Secu-
rity raised the national alert to its second highest level
and declared there was a "high risk of terrorism."
At the same time, the Tampa Bay Regional Do-
mestic Security Task Force is reminding the Bay area
public of some of the "personal preparations and ac-
tions" that should be taken. The recommendations are
similar to hurricane preparedness.
The Tampa Bay task force suggests the pub-
lic "continue normal activities, but be aware of your

Rotary quickly sends funds
on their way
Proceeds from the Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club's Monte Carlo Extravaganza are already on the
way to help the needy, most of them on Anna Maria
Island but as far away as Colima, Mexico.
The Jan. 11 Extravaganza raised some $8,000, said
the club's Don Fernald, of which $1,300 is being sent
to Colima for victims of the earthquake that recently
destroyed much of the city.
The rest of the money will be spread among such
nonprofit organizations as All Island Denominations,
Youth for Christ,,the Island middle and elementary
schools, Anna Maria Island Community Center and
others, Fernald said.
Colima's plight was emphasized to the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club by Rector Ben Barnes of the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach,
who got the club involved via England.
Winter resident John Hannon of Carlisle, England,
heard from Mr. Barnes that his friends in Colima told
hirm 'that many people there were homeless. Hannon,
longtime Rotarian who meets with the local club dur-
ing the winter, told the Anna Maria and Lakewood
Ranch Rotarians of the need, and they put funds into
the Shelter Box program that Hannon had initiated in
England many years ago.


surroundings. Exercise caution when traveling.
"Be alert to suspicious activities and report any to
your local law enforcement agency."
The task force also suggests that the public develop
an emergency communications and disaster plan and
contact neighbors to discuss their plan.
People should also "establish an out-of-area friend
or relative as a single point of contact to coordinate
family messages," and "create an emergency contact
list of telephone and pager numbers and e-mail ad-
dresses for each family member to carry.
"Prepare a disaster-supplies kit to sustain your
family for three to seven days," the task force suggests.
The kit should include a supply of water, food, flash-


The Islanders used $1,300 of the Extravaganza's
proceeds for the program. It will be coordinated by the
president of the Colima Rotary Club, whose home was
destroyed by the quake.
The Shelter Boxes normally contain a shelter for up


light and batteries, a battery-powered radio, first-aid kit
and medicines, a change of clothing, an extra set of
keys, duct tape and plastic sheeting and copies of im-
portant documents.
"Be prepared to do without service you normally
depend on that could be disrupted, such as electricity,
telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps and Internet
transactions," warned the task force.
And in the immediate area of a terrorist event, "be
prepared to respond to official instructions," concluded
the advisory.
Further information on preparing for terrorism may
be found at www.fema.org; www.redcross.org,
www.floridadisaster.org, or www.survive-nbc.org.


Dollar dispensers
Proceeds from the Anna
Maria Island Rotary
Club's Monte Carlo
night in January are
already on the way to
help the needy, most of
them on Anna Maria
Island but as far away
as Colima, Mexico.
Accepting a check for
All Island Denomina-
tions, left, Frank
McGrath, Rotary's
Donald Fernald, Nancy
Ambrose, Christiaan
Huth and Jim Meena
and Paul Swanberg of
All Island Denomina-
tions. Islander Photo:
David Ambrose


to 10 people along with sleeping bags, water purification
tablets, hand tools, wind-up flashlight and other items
helpful to victims of disasters. Colima enjoys a mild cli-
mate, Femald said, so sleeping bags are not needed. In-
stead, an extra shelter or two will be included.


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opinion


Pass the duct tape
It seems almost impossible to believe that the threat
of war in Iraq can have any bearing on the idyllic
lifestyle we enjoy on Anna Maria Island.
Yet based on recent real estate sales trends, we
are indeed the recipient of effects due to the ongo-
ing situation in the Middle East. Sales are slowed,
prices are "negotiable" for the first time in several
years and, although we aren't seeing any drastic
price drop (even in the wake of dramatic increases
in the past year) to signal the harbinger of a depres-
sion or recession, we are seeing a more cautious
level of buyers and a more willing group of sell-
ers.
The real estate slowdown on the Island comes as
we are warned to stock up on duct tape and plastic, all
the better to cocoon ourselves in our houses to avoid
chemical attacks.. With a "High Orange" alert and a
"high risk of terrorism," we can take comfort that our
duct tape and plastic will protect us.
Right. Sorta like those old "duck-and-cover" drills
some of us had in school to protect us from the danger
of nuclear bombs. ,
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says
we should be alert to suspicious activities. We should
also establish emergency communication and disaster
plans, including finding someone far away to serve as
a rallying point for family members.
The Homeland boys suggest we also "prepare a
disaster-supplies kit to sustain your family for three to
seven days. The kit should include a supply of water,
food, flashlight and batteries, a battery-powered radio,
first-aid kit and medicines, a change of clothing and an
extra set of keys. Be prepared to do without service you
normally depend on that could be disrupted, such as
electricity, telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps and
Internet transactions."
Sounds like the usual June 1 emergency hurricane
drill, doesn't it?
Florida, and especially Islanders, are all too
aware of the natural disasters that threaten us every
year. Unfortunately, we and all other citizens are ill
prepared to counter these situations. Manmade dan-
gers are more constrained to getting a reservation at
a restaurant during season or getting into town on a
Sunday afternoon.
But we've got that hurricane kit ritual down pat,
the canned goods and water and batteries and all the
rest.
And now we've got duct tape, too.


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In defense of trolleys
I represent the silent majority of residents who can
certainly live with the minimal noise that a trolley pro-
duces.
They are unique, quaint and functional. They are
a dependable, scheduled form of transportation. They
eliminate cars from the constant gridlock of traffic. The
trolley drivers are good-will ambassadors for the Island
(especially one named Dave).
Best of all, they are free! Considering all the posi-
tives, I say "Roll on!"-
Jackie Cardinale, Bradenton Beach

Welcome to our world
Finally, an Island united. When the trolley goes
down the north end, we will all wake up at 6 a.m. That
seems fair. Why should Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach wake up so early? Maybe more residents will
vbn'dr wihy we have a, trolley at 6 a.m. I thought this
'.4\ q.zzler-: as, supposed to bring visitors to the
Beaches. Who goes to the beach at 6? Obviously no
one, since the trolley is always empty. Nor have I ever
seen anyone on the trolley at 8, or 9, or 10.
Wait until the north end residences try to sleep
when the empty trolley goes by, empty in the evenings.
Hopefully, they won't get behind 15 cars or more try-
ing to leave the Island or come home. That's fun, too.
Maybe sopieeone atcity hall could lell us why we
need this noise, traffic blocker and air polluting piece
bf ft ~rtfif6rri 6:? Why not 10-7? Make too much
sense? Welcome .to our world, north end. '
A. 0 'Donnell, Holmes Beach

He won't be back
As a frequent visitor to Anna Maria I can't help but
notice the radical change taking place.
The carpetbaggers from the north are coming
down waving their dollar bills and the locals are sell-
ing out in droves. I guess they intend to make Anna
Maria another Longboat Key.
There are hardly any of the local folks left that


were here 15 or 20 years ago, when it was such a great
fun place to visit.
For the few remaining, please wake lp arid stand
your ground or your island will never be the same.
Sadly, I will not return..
Bill Longher, Lake Wales
South is better
don't see what all the fuss is about 9 er pakihg in
Anna Maria. If they vant t6 restrict all odtr-of-tbwners to
parking- several:blocks from the beach and.~i to tote
everything all that wa), that is fine with me.
Bradenton Beach has hundreds of parking places right
on the beach and there is a snack bar, picnic area and rest
rooms,:too. It also has bigger, nicer and more choices of
restaurants to visit after the trip to the beach.
After dinner 1 have a much bigger choice of places to
stop off and have a drink if I feel like it. If 1 have a few
too many, I can go to any number bf motels, also much
bigger and nicer than Anna Maria's many in walking
distance if I choose. It I feel like fishing, the Bradenton
Beach pier is not so far to walk to and it is much nicer, too.
As a matter of fact, I don't see anything in Anna
Maria that is worth the extra drive. If they want to make
their living on just the residents ... let them.
Robert Bodell, Bradenton Beach
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Take the test: The FCAT test, that is


Commentary by Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Island schools are busy this week and through Feb-
ruary preparing for what may be the most ludicrous test
ever devised by Florida legislators: the Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test.
As the father of two children who must take the
FCAT and are worried sick they won't pass, I find the
peabrain politicians who voted for the FCAT know as
much about students, teaching and education as I do
about nuclear physics.
Teachers are now judged on whether or not their
students got high marks on the FCAT, not whether or
not they are good teachers. Schools are "graded" on
their FCAT scores, not on the worth of their programs
or how much students enjoy a school or teacher, but
teachers at "A" schools get a monetary reward.
Instead of teaching, schools and teachers spend
weeks preparing students to pass the FCAT.
This year, the standards have gone up for all
grades, and third grade students must score a two out
of a possible five on the FCAT reading test or they
absolutely do not advance to fourth-grade.
What's the big deal? It should be an easy test.
OK, wise guy. Did you graduate from high school?
Do you have a college degree? Do you think state leg-
islators knew what they were doing when they man-
dated the FCAT back in the mid-1990s?
Here are some questions from a sample FCAT
math test. See how well you do.
1. Find the exponential quotient of 3 to the third
power over 8 plus 3 divided by 4x3.
2. Find all the values of x and y between -5 and 10
when y=2x + 6.
3. Sally has test scores of 89, 91, 76, 87 and 100.
Susy has test scores in the same subject of 91, 86, 99,
93 and 85. Who has the higher median-value test score
and what is the difference in the two median values?
4. Which of the following has only one line of sym-
metry?
a. H


b. E
c.O
d.J
5. The four preceding questions were a sample
FCAT math test for:
a. 12th-grade
b. 10th-grade
c. Ninth grade
d. none of the above
Still think you're smart? I'll give the answers next
week.
There were 24 questions in the sample test. I have
a minor degree in mathematics from the University of
South Florida. I only scored 20 of 24 or 83.3 percent
correct.
OK. Here is a sample writing test.
Write a story on what you would do if you had
$1,000 to spend. Use the block expository point rubric
or the narrative method.
Write the story based upon a logical organization
pattern focusing on the topic and write an introduction
stating the topic and all your main points and use a
hook.
Write three body paragraphs elaborating on the
main points. Use transitional words and phrases and
topic sentences that state the main idea. Support each
main idea with at least three details, develop your sup-
porting ideas, use precise word choices and an appro-
priate writing form and have different types of sentence
structure.
In closing, restate your feelings or main idea and
recommend a course of action or reach a conclusion.
The above FCAT writing test is for fourth-grade
students.
Huh?
Teachers have told me they have seen students
vomit on FCAT test day, become depressed, cry uncon-
trollably because they could not complete the work or
did not know the answers, had large numbers of stu-
dents "absent" on FCAT day and have dealt continu-
ally with irate parents over FCAT scores for students


and schools.
Last I heard, Florida politicians voted for FCAT,
not the teachers and administrators.
At a time when Florida is facing a $2 billion short-
fall in its budget, legislators have kept the FCAT sys-
tem going at a cost of about $30 million annually.
I'd rather give that money to feed the poor or build
a nature preserve than to continue funding FCAT.
That aside, I'll make a standing $10,000 wager
with anyone, including State Representative Bill
Galvano of Bradenton, that no more than half of the
current Florida legislators (senate and house) can score
higher than 50 percent on the 11th-grade math and
reading/writing FCAT tests.
If I had $1 million, I'd bet that, too.
Any takers?
Oh, by the way. That fifth question in the sample
math test above. Score a point if you picked "none of
the above." You see, that FCAT sample math test was
for my daughter's seventh grade class. My 10-year-old
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Cell tower draft ordinance nearly crashes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Efforts by the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning
Board to establish locations and criteria for wireless
communications facilities (cell towers) in the city
nearly fell to the ground at the board's Feb. 12 meet-
ing when some members felt Ted Kreines, author of the
city's wireless communications master plan, and not
City Attorney Jim Dye, should write the accompany-
ing ordinance.
Dye had submitted a draft ordinance for discussion
to the board and asked for guidance in establishing cri-
teria and locations in the ordinance for cell towers.
But board members seemed to get bogged down
with some of the language of the draft ordinance and
in selecting locations for placement of a wireless facil-
ity. They were concerned about the potential for a law-
suit. .
'%''.Dye himself said there is %ery lititldcase law on-
which t base his draft ordinance, and he hopes Anna
Maria is iot ajtest case for a lawsuit by a wireless com-
munications provider.
Board member Charles Canniff believed that since
Kreines wrote~the plan, he should write the ordinance.
The city has already paid Kreines about $35,000,
he^sthe-expektand it's-better to have "an expert puppy
write this than us wandering in the dark," Canniff said.
Residents Jane Green, Jamie Armstead and former
City Commissioneifjay Hill a eed.
Green said Kreines has written ordinances for a
number of jurisdictions and those have never been suc-
cessfully challenge in court. f
But there werikoe questions of cost and local
knowledge. ... that
City Commissfoner John Quam pointed out that
Kreiries himself told the city commission that a Florida
attorney should wrine the ouaice and his costs would
be about $75 an hour higher than what Dye would
charge.
The board eventually defeated a motion by Canniff
to have Mayor SueLynn contact Kreines to see whdf hi
would charge for a model ordinance and if he could
have the ordinance ready by the time the current mora-
torium on cell tower construction in the city expires in
April.
One issue the board unanimously agreed upon,
however, was that all applications for a cell tower in a


Tier 2 location (locations not highly recommended by
the city) should be reviewed and approved by the city
commission.
The commission voted last August to change that
recommendation in the Kreines report to allow ap-
proval of a Tier 2 application by the mayor, with the
option to send such application to the commission for
approval.
Board members felt that was giving too much
power to one individual.
Tier 1 applications, which are for a facility in lo-.
cations preferred by the city, will still be handled by the
city's building department, much as a building permit
application is processed.
An application for a Tier 3 location, which are lo-
cations the city does not favor, will be reviewed by the
planning and zoning board with a recommendation"
for%% arded to the city commission for its review and
% ote.
The idea of a tier system, said Dye, is to make Tier
1 locations where the city wants the facility placed
so easy to obtain for a carrier, they won't be inter-. -
ested in fighting the battle to obtain a Tier 2 or 3 loca-
tion.
Eventually, board members recommended Tier 1
locations be:
1. Rights of way in commercial and ROR districts.
2. Existing utility poles.
3. On property owned by the city and utilized by
the public works department.
4. At city hall.
5. On a commercial structure if the facility does no.
alter the exterior appearance.
6. Anywhere the facility is n6t visible'.s ''.
In all cases, the board was referring to a 64oot
high antenna added to an existing structure, and those
antennas would extend no more than 10 feet above the
tallest tree, exclusive of Australian pines. Free-stand-
Aig cell towers were not included.
Additionally, the board recommended the acconm-
panying ground facilities be landscaped to hide lien.-
from view.
Tier 2 locations recommended were: -
1. Religious institutions.
2. Rooftops.
3. Anna Maria Island Community Center.
4. Marinas.


5. Commercial and retail/office/residential loca-
tions.
Tier 3 locations would be:
1. Conservation and preservation districts.
2. Visual corridors, streets and canals.
3. Historical and cultural areas.
4. Natural areas with major vegetation.
5. Shorelines and wetlands.
6 Wildlife areas.
7. Residential areas.
8. City pier.
9. Gulffront park, Bayfront Park and the Rod &
Reel Pier.
10. Free standing structures.
Dye said those recommendations were a "good
framework" for him to rewrite the ordinance. "It's
coming together."
But attorney Laura Belflower, who said she repre-
sented the "evil empire" of Verizon Wireless and Tech
Tower Inc., claimed Verizon can only justify one .site
in Anna Maria with the present number of customers
and the minimum height needed for a wireless facility
is about 100 feet.
"I deal with 40 jurisdictions-in Florida and none of
them have a 37-foot height restriction,', she said.
At that height restriction, it would take 10 facilities
for Verizon to service Anna-Maria. .
She said it appears the board is trying to.discour-
age wireless carriers, not work with them.
"Do you want to be served by wireless compa-
nies?" she asked. "Don't worry about keeping the
whores out," she said, look at "if it's possible to work
in partnership" with the carriers.
She also said it's not likely .Anna Maria has to
worry about a lawsuit, because at this point, there are
not enough customers in the city for Verizon ,tq be.
bothered.
If no wireless company ever wants to build a cell
tower in Anna Maria, it appeared that would probably
be just fine with the board members and those who at-
tended the meeting.
Dye said he will add the board's recommendations.
into the draft ordinance and return to the board's March
3 meeting. He also said that Kreines is still a consult-
ant to the city and will review the final version of the
wireless communications ordinance before it is passed
by the city commission.


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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 19, 2003 0 PAGE 9


Cortez fishing festival beats all, even weather


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival over the
weekend topped attendance records in its 21st version,
and would have done more if the weather had cooper-
ated.
The Saturday opener was best-attended ever, said
Karen Bell, chief organizer of the affair, with at least
15,000 people there. Sunday was the bad-weather day
but still it drew about half Saturday's crowd.
That would put the two-day total at 22,500 or so,
somewhat better than last year's 20,000.
But the best thing about it was the community sup-
port it got, said Bell "Everyone comes out."
Total receipts for everything were somewhere
around $131,000, some $5,000 less than last year's, she
said. That's not profit, she quickly pointed out. Bills
still have to be paid, and they're substantial in an event
of this size.
"We might have made $30,000, somewhere in
there," she said.
It's in the best of Cortez causes, going into the
next-to-last payment for the 95-acre FISH Preserve.
That is the wetlands and some uplands just east of the
historic fishing village, being bought by the Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage as a buffer against de-
velopment. Bell is treasurer of FISH.
The Cortez-based organization is buying the pre-
serve from the Shewe estate at a bargain price of
$250,000 in four $63,000 payments, the third one due
in March.
Additional festival money will come from vendors,
rained out Sunday before any tabulation could be done.
And the raffles will bring $1,067.20 into the coffers,
said Laura Gray, who handled that aspect of the cel-
ebration.
Richard Banfield won the quilt made by Alice
Gullett, Charlie Pride won the artwork that Cortez art-
ist Linda Molto gave to the festival, Steve Carr won the
kayak trip through the Preserve donated by Charlie's
Cottages of Cortez, Fred Loveland won a skiff made at
Spanish Point under direction of Roger Allen before he
became director of the Cortez Museum project, Ross
Hochloutrer won a haircut from an Island salon, Jonas
and Pam won a Star Fish Co. dinner for two.
The Cortez Village Historical Historical Society
came within a serving or two of selling out its famed
strawberry shortcake: "We served more than 800
pieces," said society treasurer Mary Fulford Green.
"There were only enough left for dessert in my house."
The society will clear about $1,600 on its desserts,
plus $2,500 or so on books, T-shirts and postcards it
sold at the Cortez Community Center.
The village is 10 blocks along the Sarasota Bay/Anna
Maria Sound waterfront, and 22,500 people makes a veri-
table throng. But everyone was good-natured, Blue
Fulford pointed out. He is a life-long Cortezian, and com-
mercial fisherman and president of FISH.
"I didn't see anybody looking unhappy, nothing
but smiles all day both days," he said. "It was a fine fes-
tival, good for Cortez and the Preserve."
There was beauty and satisfaction even in the rain
that prematurely ended the festival.
"The storm came in just right," said Ms. Green. "A
preliminary shower about noon and then we could
watch the storm come on across the water about 4 p.m.
It was a fine Cortez storm."


The Sunshine Express Cloggers delighted the crowd at the fishing festival. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Juanita
Vaughan grew
up in Cortez
and now lives
in Plant City.
She and
granddaughter
Sarah Shelton,
7, also from
Plant City,
enjoyed the
touch tank
filled with all
sorts of live
critters found
in the nearby
waters. Is-
lander Photo:
J.L. Robertson


Mounds of clams were sold and consumed to benefit
Organized Fisherman of Florida. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


Perfect weather on Saturday packed the village of Cortez with visitors. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Goose Culbreath was the fiddle maestro at the
festival. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Festival volunteers took a break to have something
to munch. From left are Joy Wilson, Tim Brown,
Sharon Brown, Judi Brelleman and Bonnie
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Proceeds will go into the library's support fund.
This is a subscription library, explained director Linda
Murphy, operated with proceeds from a trust fund and
from donations and the minimal charges it makes for
patrons.
Details may be obtained by calling 779-1208.

'Motown Sunset' concert
is Sunday evening
"A Motown Sunset," a concert and dinner to ben-
efit the Manatee County schools' anti-drug program,
will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, on the beach in
Holmes Beach.
Sponsored by the Manatee County School District
Safe and Drug-Free Schools program, the "Some Kind
of Wonderful" affair will be at the Caf6 on the Beach,
where Manatee Avenue runs into the Gulf of Mexico.
It will feature Klemm Colvain, Adam Wonder and
Lester Freeman, one of the founding members of the
Motown group, Soul Brothers Six. The group intro-
duced "Some Kind of Wonderful," which Freeman will
perform Sunday.
The school program will send Manatee students to
train at the International Youth Leaders Crime Preven-
tion Conference in Miami in April.
Tickets are $17.50 per person and are available at
the Safe and Drug-Free Schools office, One Hurricane
Lane, Bradenton, or by phoning 714-7300, extension
2011.

'Opera on the Island'
free concert Sunday
"Opera on the Island" will be presented in a free
public concert Sunday by the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Orchestra & Chorus.
This second annual all-opera concert will be at 2
p.m. at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, under the direction of the artistic director,
Alfred Gershfeld.
The orchestra will perform the Overture to
Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro," Offenbach's "Barca-
rolle" from "The Tales of Hoffman," and the "Inter-
mezzo" from Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana."
The chorus and soloists will join the orchestra in
dramatic scenes from two of most popular operas:
Gounod's "Faust," based on the medieval legend
of Dr. Faustus, who trades his soul for eternal youth,
the first opera to be performed at the Metropolitan
Opera. The "Waltz," "Soldier's Chorus" and final
scene will be presented.
"Cavalleria Rusticana will be one headlong act of
passion and betrayal in a 19th century Sicilian village.
Guest artists will include soprano Jennifer Hester-
Sanchez, tenor Robert Lischetti and bass Colman
Reaboi. James Forssell is chorus master.
It will be first come, first seated in the church. A
$10 donation is suggested. Details may be obtained by
calling 778-5730.


Pancakes, bake sale
at St. Bernard Sunday
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a public pan-
* cake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at
the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served
at $3 for adults, $1.50 for children. A homemade bake
sale will be in conjunction with the breakfast. Details
are available at 778-4769.

Center class deadline Monday
Deadline for registering to learn to make stepping
stones for the garden is Monday, Feb. 24, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, or by calling 778-1908. Glen LeFevre will
teach the class from 9 a.m.-noon March 3 and 9-10:30
a.m. March 4. Cost is $55 for members, $60 nonmembers.


Charles Townsend
Holmes Beach artist wins
best of show on key
Charles Townsend took best of show honors at the
Longboat Key Club Exhibit Saturday. The artist, who
has a studio in Holmes Beach, won $1,000 for his pas-
tel landscape of the seaside town of St. Jean de Luz in
western France.
Townsend's award-winning artwork was chosen
best out of a field of 168 entries.
First place was for oil painting by Dick Inman;
second-place honors went to Robert C. Freeman; and
third to Adrianne Winer.
The show, held at the Longboat Key Center for the
Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., will continue through
March 14.

Reservations being taken
for Center's 'Friendships'
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is ac-
cepting reservations now for the Asolo Theatre Guild's
presentation of "Friendships" at the Center Feb. 27.
No tickets will be sold, the Center explained, but a $3
donation will be requested for the Center's programs.
Reservations are a must and may be made at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or by calling 778-1908.
"Friendships" will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
27, by the Asolo Playreaders and Performers. It will
feature selected humorous scenes from various plays
illustrating ways in which "friends can influence and
even change our lives."

St. Patrick's breakfast tickets
are going fast
The tickets have barely gone on sale, but they're
going so fast that the main lad for the St. Patrick's Day
breakfast is afraid they'll be gone before everyone who
wants one gets one.
Don Maloney said the event sells out early every
year and only paid reservations are accepted at the
door. The breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday,
March 17, at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach.
You can't blame this on the Irish, exactly, for ev-
ery man who can get away with it shoves the work off
on his wife: Maloney advises $6.50 ticket buyers to call
his wife, Sarah, at 778-4865, then mail a check to 615
Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
A special but not unpredictable dish is being added to
the menu this year-corned beef hash. Also to be served
are scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, and coffee or tea.
All that will be followed by a non-Irish party, he
said, though with some Irish songs and stories.
And all that will be followed by the naming of the
2003 Irishman/Irishwoman of the Year. He or she will join
others so honored in the past for service to the Island, in-
cluding Privateer John Swagger, Pat Geyer, Hugh Holmes
Sr., Sean Murphy and last year's honoree Russell Olson.
Proceeds go to Our Daily Bread, a volunteer orga-
nization that feeds the hungry and the homeless.

Crafts boutique, yard sale at
Sandpiper Saturday
The Sandpiper Mobile Resort in Bradenton Beach
will host a crafts boutique and yard sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22.
There will be raffles and food sales as well through-
out the park, said a spokesperson. The resort is at 2601
Gulf Drive. Details may be obtained by calling 779-0171.








Island Garden Club's meeting
off a week
The Island Garden Club has changed the date
of its meeting to Thursday, Feb. 27, instead of the
scheduled Feb. 20, the club has announced.
The session will be in the social room at the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Following a potluck dinner at 6:30
p.m., Donald Benson will present a program on
wild birds. He is a past president of the Audubon
Society of Sarasota.
Further information may be obtained by call-
ing 778-5538.


Privateers' Thieves' Market
in Holmes Beach Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will have a
Thieves' Market from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22,
in the open field at 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Featured will be a flea market, collectibles, books,
crafts, tools, furniture, jewelry, antiques, clothing and
more, said a Privateers spokesperson.
Space is still available for vendors at $15 per 10-
by-10-foot lot, $25 for 10-by-20. For reservations and
information call 76.1-3565 or 752-5973.

Street fair Saturday at
Pines Trailer Park
A street fair and sale is scheduled from 8 a.m.-2
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the bayfront end of the Pines
Trailer Park off Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
It will be open to the public, said a spokesperson,
and will include white elephant sales, arts and crafts,
sandwiches, homemade pies and much more.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-2654.
Caregiver support unit
will meet at library
The caregiver support group of Manatee County's
Neighborly Senior Services will meet at 1 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 21, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
It is open to anyone caring for an older adult with
chronic health or memory problems, a spokesperson
said. Further information is available at 748-3001.

Save Anna Maria to meet
The Save Anna Maria activist group will meet at
10:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Island Branch Li-
brary to discuss safety guidelines and issues related to
crossing the Anna Maria and Cortez bridges.
Guest speaker will be Lt. John Cosby of the
Bradenton Beach Police Department and Holmes
Beach Police Chief Jay Romine.
SAM chairperson Katie Pierola said the meeting is
open to members, the public, and anyone wishing to
join SAM. The library is at 5701 Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach.
For further information on SAM, call Pierola at
778-9390.


Sand-sculpting blast
this weekend
The 2003 edition of the Sandblast is under way, with
the climactic sand-sculpting competition Saturday, Feb.
22, at the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Twenty-three teams had signed up for competition
early this week and more were expected, said Ingrid
McClelland, executive director of Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful, sponsor and beneficiary of the annual event.
Free sand-sculpting clinics are being conducted for
the public by the professional Team Sandtastic from 5-6
p.m. on the three days preceding the competition. The
Sandtastics are building a giant exhibition sculpture for the
events.
The showdown will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,
hosted by the Beach House at its beachfront volleyball
courts. There, the teams will build creations artistic and
fantastic of sand dampened to the proper consistency and
coaxed and carved and slapped into place.
There's no age limit for contestants, for it's an
ageless preoccupation on beaches around the world. A
team may have up to 15 members, who are advised to
bring their own sunscreen. Sculpture plots will be as-
signed starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Ed Chiles and his Beach House are a "gold part-
ner" again this year, giving $2,500 to the event. Other
sponsorships are open to businesses at $300 apiece,
each to underwrite a team.
The event raised $3,500 last year for Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful.
The teams already signed up to compete are Anna
Maria Elementary School and Island Community Cen-
ter sponsored by The Islander newspaper, the Arts
Council, Bayshore High School Art Club and Key
Club, Bayshore High School Ecology Club, Boys and
Girls Club of Manatee County;
Bradenton Christian High School Art Department,
CDM, Church of the Cross Youth Ministries, Cub
Scout Pack 32, Electa Magnet Middle School, Island
Middle School, Just for Girls, King Middle School Stu-
dent Council, Lincoln Middle School Builders Club;
Lincoln Middle School Student Council, Manatee
Community College EARTH Club, Manatee High
School Art Club, MHS Ocean Awareness Club, Mana-
tee School for the Arts, Ringling School of Art and
Design, "the Scouts," St. Stephen's Key Club, and
Southeast High School Key Club.
Details may be obtained by calling 795-8272.

Roser pancake sale Saturday
Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served
by the Roser Memorial Community Church Men's
Club from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 22.
The event will be at the church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Members of the church will be showing
off their new fellowship hall and kitchen, said a spokes-
person. Breakfast prices are $3, children half price.
Details may be obtained at 778-9414.
'Healthy' widowed persons topic
"Heaven Now Keeping You Healthy" will be the
topic of the program at a 9-10 a.m. meeting Monday, Feb.
24, of the Widowed Persons Service at Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Center instructor Jo Anne Driscoll will lead the
program. Further information is available at 778-1908.


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Anna Maria's Villa Rosa gets Swiftmud permit


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Developers of the Villa Rosa subdivision in Anna
Maria say they have received a written permit from the
Southwest Florida Water Management District allow-
ing them to proceed with the project off South Bay
Boulevard.
Steve Noriega of Villa Rosa said the permit came
with some contingencies, including the need for a soil
engineer to test the material stockpiled at Villa Rosa
from the Galati Marine dredging project at Bimini Bay.
Storage of that material at the Villa Rosa site for
use as fill was halted by Swiftmud in early January

Butterfly dinner planned
June 21, sponsors sought
Butterfly enthusiasts on the Island are deep into
plans for the annual dinner in June, and looking for
sponsors of the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Sponsors who donate $250 or more by Feb. 28 will
get a personalized brick in the park's courtyard as well
as benefits of sponsorship itself. Names and/or mes-
sages are engraved in bricks which go into the court-
yard. Separately the brick prices are $40 and $50, de-
pending on length of the message engraved.
Other benefits of the dinner/park sponsorship, said
Nancy Ambrose of the group overseeing the park, in-
clude inclusion in the program and promotional mate-
rial for the dinner. Sponsor levels are platinum $1,500,
gold $750, silver $500, bronze $250, friend $100.
The dinner and silent auction, for which items also
are being sought, will begin at 5 p.m. June 21 at the
Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach.
Details may be obtained by calling Ambrose at
778-5274.


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A free health and wellness seminar conducted by
Peter and Pamela Greenridge is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
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He said a soil engineer has been hired to perform
soil borings at the site to determine if the material needs
to be de-mucked before it can be used as fill.
"We aren't asking to use the material, just if we
can stockpile it," Noriega said. He also wants
Swifmud authorization to continue uprooting trees at
the site.
"We are not going to do anything until Swiftmud
approves it and we're going to do everything Swiftmud
requires," he said.


With the Swiftmud permit, final planning for Villa
Rosa can now "go forward," but Noriega did not know
when a final plan would be submitted to the city for ap-
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The project gained preliminary approval from the
city's planning and zoning board and city commission
last summer, but not without heated discussions and the
implied threat of a lawsuit by Villa Rosa attorneys at
several of the meetings.
Villa Rosa plans on building 15 to 17 single fam-
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Anna Maria's EEEC wants water quality study


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If there's one thing Anna Maria loves, it's a good
study, particularly when it comes to environmental is-
sues.
So when the city's environmental education and
enhancement committee became concerned about wa-
ter quality in many of the city's canals, it went looking
for an expert to talk about water quality and advise the
committee on getting the water tested and studied.
The EEEC came up with Mark Alderson of the
federally funded Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram, who told the committee at its Jan. 22 meeting it
should probably start with Rob Brown of the Manatee
County Environmental Management Department to get
a study done.
Talk about the proverbial government runaround,
said EEEC member Karen DiCostanza. "I talked to
Brown and he said I should talk to you!"
Well, Brown is the man, the county technical ex-
pert so you should go back to him, Alderson said.
The SBNEP has some grant funds for studies, said
Alderson, and they would put the EEEC on the list for
the next cycle, but for tests and a study in the immedi-
ate future, Brown and Manatee County would be the
best bet.
He did give the committee some valuable informa-
tion on water quality in Sarasota Bay and the effects of
canals on marine life.
Nitrogen is the principal pollutant in Sarasota and
Tampa Bay, said Alderson. While it's good for plant
growth on land, it's pretty bad in a canal because it
creates too much algae and eventually sinks to the bot-
torn, causing a canal to fill up %with sediment. That
means the bottom, is pretty\ unusable for sea life. The
nitrogen aLso prevents light from reaching the bottom
Sand this can kill seagrass beds.
%-V With the-dffent of waste-water treatment plants,
the nitrogen-lexel in Sarasota Ba\ has been reduced
from 500 gecent'above a "pristine" level to just 250
percent above.
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water is becoming such a precious commodity in
Florida, more has to be done, particularly to reclaim
stormwater for further use.
The biggest pollution problem in Anna Maria ca-
nals, or along any Florida residential canals, is the use
of pesticides and fertilizers on lawns and gardens and
stormwater runoff that drains directly into waterways.
The installation of turf grass serves as a filter for
the nitrogen, but the grass itself requires a lot of fertil-
izer.
"The turf is good when you can catch the
stormwater" before it runs into a canal, he said.
Alderson also said an artificial reef system com-
posed of large, man-made "sea balls" is being studied,
and it shows promise at keeping canals free of algae
and returning fish and other marine life to that habitat.
"The ball system of artificial reefs in canals seems
to be good for the environment and at attracting fish,"
he said.
The balls act as a filter system and the SBNEP is
currently studying its use in Charlotte County.
"This could be an idea for Anna Maria," he said.
Charles Canniff said he was concerned about the
disappearance of oyster beds in Bimini Bay occurring
in the last 18 months. He thought the water there
seemed to have an oil slick and wondered if this could
be causing a problem.
Lake LaVista in Anna Maria doesn't seem to have


With public libraries in Manatee County, in-
cluding the Island's, abandoning the years-old prac-
tice of providing tax forms to taxpayers, Tingley
Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach is taking up
the slack.
Linda Murphy, Tingley library clerk, said the
library has IRS tax forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ,
instructions, schedule-A itemized deductions, inter-
est and ordinary dividends, child and dependent


the same problem, said Canniff, possibly because the
city has that bayou dredged every year under a Florida
Department of Environmenal Protection permit.
Alderson said a study could determine if Bimini
Bay is polluted and the causes.
He also said that in a few years, the federal govern-
ment will require Manatee County to address the
stormwater runoff issue "countywide" and each mu-
nicipal government will have to provide annual drain-
age flow data as part of a county project to reduce
stormwater runoff.
Water has become such a precious commodity, he
said, that cities are now selling their reclaimed water to
other governments and private industry.
Alderson distributed a booklet published by the
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service
entitled The Florida Yardstick Booklet which outlines
proper yard care, watering, maintenance and other en-
vironmentally friendly procedures. In Sarasota County,
the booklet is required reading for all new homebuyers,
he said.
Following the meeting, DiCostanza said she and
the EEEC would continue efforts to reach Brown, or
the appropriate government official, to discuss a water-
quality study for Anna Maria.
"I think this is an issue that affects the entire city
and we would like to get started with the right officials
on studying the problem," she said.


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The library is at 111 Second St. N., beside
Bradenton Beach City Hall. The supply of forms
is not unlimited, said Murphy, but they'll be there
for anyone while they last.
Regular hours there are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-
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Obituaries


Sarah M. Crocco
Sarah M. Crocco, 64, of Anna Maria, died Feb. 10.
Born in New York City, Ms. Crocco came to
Manatee County from Sarasota in 1990. She attended
Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota.
Memorial services in Massachusetts will be at a
later date. Memorial contributions may be made to
Golden Pond Retirement Residence, Activities Dept.,
450 67th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a stepsister and stepbrother,
both from California; Aunt Gladys Strasser of Austin,
Texas; and many cousins.

Donald A. (Kucukas) Marshall
Donald A. (Kucukas) Marshall, 79, of Holmes
Beach, died Jan. 21.
Born in Kewaunee, Ill., Mrs. Marshall came to
Manatee County from Bannockburn, Ill., in 1987. He
worked in furniture sales. He served in the U.S. Army
during World War H in the 44th Bomber Group. He
was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was Roman
Catholic.
There were no services. Burial will be in Wiscon-
sin in July. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Ellenton Funeral Home is in charge
of arrangements.
He is survived by daughters Jennifer Rush of
Ellison Bay, Wis., and Margaret of Holmes Beach;
sons Steven of Barrington, Ill., and John of Olympia,
Wash.; and four grandchildren.


Marguerite 'Margot' Tessier
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show and sale of her work Feb. 7. The event was
cosponsored by and The Islander and Ooh La La!
Bistro at their neighboring business location in the
Island Shopping Center with Mike Norman Realty.
In addition to some 55 paintings, Ruby brought
her family, daughter, grandson and cousin, and
plenty of strawberries, tomatoes, greens and other
edibles from her produce stand on State Road 60
near Plant City to the Island.
She was recognized by an art collector for the
colorful signs at her business and her art bloomed
from there to museum and private collections, in-
cluding sales at numerous House of Blues locations
in the United States.
Her art sale at The Islander brought in more
than $4,700 in sales, 10 percent of which is being
donated to the Anna Maria Elementary School to
purchase art supplies. No word on the produce sales,
which Williams said she would also contribute 10
percent of to the school, and it was a sellout.
Williams' show was brought to Anna Maria by
Ines Norman, an artist as well, who came to know


years. She retired from Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services were held Feb. 15 in Altamont
Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to
Florida Hospital Foundation, Cardiac Dept., 2809 N.
Orange Ave., Orlando FL 32804, or to Public Broad-
casting Radio 90.7 WMFE-FM, 11510 E. Colonial
Drive, Orlando FL 32817. Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, 26th Street Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
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Longwood and Jennifer Adams of Tavares; sons Daniel
and Peter, both of Bradenton; sister Laurette Robillard
of Quebec; brothers Joe and Theo Tremblay, both of
Quebec; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchil-
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The sale was so successful that Williams
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show next year. "The Island loves Ruby and I love
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Concerns rise over skate park operation


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger has concerns about the recommended
guidelines drafted for the use of a micro-skateboard
park to be built on city property.
The micro-skateboard park will be located next to the
Holmes Beach public works area adjacent to city hall.
The park will be designed to serve beginning skate
boarders and in-line skaters of all ages. No BMX bikes
will be allowed on the skate ramps.
The park will be closed and locked by the Holmes
Beach Police Department at night between dusk and 9
a.m.
While the park is open, police officers will spot-
check the park on a regular basis. Any city staff person-
nel may also check and report on activity at the park.
During the first two weeks of the park's opening a
group of volunteers will help monitor the park.
At a recent city work session, Bohnenberger ques-
tioned whether a staff of volunteers would need to un-
dergo training before supervising the park. He also
questioned whether volunteers would be covered under
the city's insurance plan.
"Can we use public money to defend a volunteer
supervisor in the event any litigation comes against the
city?" asked Bohnenberger.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said she would look
at the insurance policy to clarify Bohnenberger's con-
cern.
Only people with a city permit will be allowed to
use the park. The Holmes Beach Police Department
will issue the permit after an individual signs a waiver
form and pay a one-time perminit fee of $3. Signup will
also take place.at the Island schools and possibly the
Anna Maria'Island Community Center.
-_!_,Bohnenberger said that the city will need to pass an
ordinance before it can collect permit fees and the pen-
alties will heed to outlined in the ordinance.
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possession while he or she is using the facilities. The
permit will be a photo identification card and a helmet
sticker, which must be displayed to help identify per-
mitted users.
Permits will be available from the Holmes Beach
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Any violations of the park rules will result in the
revocation of a permit. City staff can issue up to three
warnings and, after the third offense, a permit will be
suspended or revoked.
If a permit is revoked, it can only be reissued with
letters from both the mayor and chief of police.
Spectators will be welcome to watch the skaters
from the sidelines and will not need a permit to enter
the facility.


The Island Middle School is still seeking com-
munity sponsors for it's annual fundraising event
"Walk the Island for Island Middle School," which
will be held March 1.
Students and their families will begin walking
from IMS to the Coquina Beach Pavilion at 8:30
a.m., earning money from pledges for each of the six
miles in the distance.
IMS Administrator Mary Beth Morgan said that
opportunities are still available for sponsorship at
various levels, including water stations, which offer
great exposure to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
"It doesn't matter how much you give as long as
everyone gets involved," Morgan said. "All we ask
is that you do what you can and with everyone's sup-
port we'll all get there."
The fundraising goal for this year's walk-a-thon is
$30,000 and so far more than $10,000 has been raised.
Students are also working towards homeroom
and individual fundraising goals. Morgan said that


Bohnenberger said that he was also concerned
about having spectators inside the park and that he felt
that different age groups should not be using the park
at the same time.
Bohnenberger believes that since other organized
sports separate participants by age group that the park
should at least have a specific time when it is reserved
for younger skateboarders.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore argued that
older, more experienced skaters will be the ones teach-
ing the younger, beginning skaters.
The commission did agree to consider setting aside
park hours that would be exclusive to a younger age
group and allow the remainder of the park hours to be
open to all ages.
A tentative grand opening is planned for early
April.


the homeroom that raises the most pledges will re-
ceive a prize package including a pizza party and
gift certificates.
Also, the male and female students who raise
the most pledges will win a limousine ride with an
adult chaperone to the Sun House Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach.
Monies raised by the walk are used to enhance
the educational opportunities offered at IMS. Last
year's funding helped finance the band program and
its trip to compete in a competition at DisneyWorld.
There are several sponsorship levels available.
The "Diamond Level," which is the highest spon-
sorship level, is a minimum of $5,000 and offers the
sponsor a week in Grand Cayman Island.
Other sponsorship incentives include a listing in
the newspaper and on event T-shirts, banners and at
the water stations.
For more information, call the school's admin-
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 5, 200 block of Periwinkle Place, theft. Undis-
closed items were reported missing from the owner's
yard.
Feb. 12, 800 block of Jacaranda Road, dog at large.
Deputies received a report of two dogs running loose
and chasing pedestrians. When deputies arrived at the
scene, the dog owner was arriving home and did not
know. her dogs were loose. She was able to secure the
two dogs and, according to the report, the dogs got out
of the home through an unsecured door and were not
intentionally let out by the owner.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 1, 200 block of Church Avenue, grand theft.
A man reported his vehicle stolen after his roommate
borrowed the car to run errands and failed to return.
Feb. 9, 116 Bridge St., Sport's Lounge, warrant
arrest. Officers picked up a man on a Manatee County
warrant for failure to pay child support. According to
the report, the suspect was also arrested for giving a


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traveling, which costs $19,311.
The purchase was budgeted by the commis-
sion for $20,000 in its current city budget.
The speed trailer will be used to make driv-
ers aware of how fast they are driving in differ-
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Morris, 52, of Bradenton Beach, was arrested after he
crashed his car into the guardrail near the S-curve.
According to the report, Morris admitted to being
drunk and he was unable to maintain his balance. Of-
ficers determined that he was too unstable to perform
a field sobriety test and placed him under arrest.
Feb. 9, Bay Drive and Bridge Street, drug arrest.
James VanFossen, 40, of Bradenton Beach, was ar-
rested for possession of marijuana and drug parapher-
nalia. According to the report, officers received a call
from a man reporting his wife missing and, according
to the report, she was last seen on VanFossesn's sail-
boat. The drug arrest was a result of the search for the
wife, who was found on the boat. Officers also con-
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from a prior violation for VanFossen.
Feb. 11, 2200 Gulf Drive, Coquina Beach, Baker
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Baker Act after she said she wanted to drown herself.


Holmes Beach
Feb. 8, 200 block of 76th Street, theft. A bicycle
was reported missing.
Feb. 9, 100 block of 46th Street, burglary. Offic-
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although, according to the report, nothing inside the
home was missing or had been disturbed. The property
was secured.
Feb. 12, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, driver's license.
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pended license.
Feb. 12,6300 block of Gulf Drive, dog bite. A woman
reported that a pit bull running on the loose bit her dog on
the face and bit her right hand. The pit bull was impounded
and its owner was cited by animal control.
Feb. 12, 6400 block of Marina Drive, assault. A
woman called police after her son became violent with
her. According to the report, he arrived home with his
girlfriend, whom the mother does not want in the home.
The son became angry and began smashing items in the
home.


Holmes Beach hires additional consulting firm


Holmes Beach commissioners approved Public
Works Superintendent Joe Duennes' request to hire an
additional consulting engineering firm to share the
city's work requests.
Duennes said that the city will still retain its cur-
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 19, 2003 0 PAGE 17


People,


not city, own


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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye had some
good and some bad news for city property owners.
The good news, said Dye at the Anna Maria
Code Enforcement Board meeting Feb. 10, is that
many, if not all individual property owners, not the
city, own the rights of way.
The bad news is that the city has an easement to
use that property for a right of way whenever it
wishes in perpetuity. More bad news: property own-
ers pay taxes on the right of way they own but can't
use.
Dye's news came to light during a discussion of
the city's right-of-way ordinance. Code Enforcement
Officer Gerry Rathvon had suggested a better defi-
nition than "eight feet back of the pavement" in the
ordinance. Rathvon contended that anything from
the property line to the right of way is city property
and she was occasionally having difficulty getting
compliance from property owners to remove vegeta-
tion and other items in the right of way.
Not so, said Dye. The property owner owns the
right of way, in most cases, but the city has an ease-
ment.
"It's a technical ownership because you can't do
anything with it," said Dye. Government has over-
riding control over the right of way.
The eight-foot rule from the edge of the pave-
ment was easier to adopt citywide than measuring
and surveying each individual property for a right of
way, said Dye, who rewrote the city's ROW ordi-
nance in the 1990s.
"The ordinance says you can plant in the right of
way," said Dye, "but you do so at your own risk."
The ownership news surprised some board mem-
bers, but chairman Bill Iseman suggested the city
still needs to "find the right verbiage to convey to
property owners what the right of way is."
Rathvon agreed. "I can't show them anything in
writing" that the city has control over the right of
way or owns it.
Dye said property owners should refer to the plat
that created the lot and road, or the survey of the
property. There is language on those documents that
give the city an easement and control of the right of
way.
Board members also discussed the abandoned
property ordinance. Rathvon suggested that adding
the words "unlicensed vehicles" to the abandoned
property list might solve a problem with some ve-
hicles.
Board members, however, were a bit reluctant to
reach onto "private property" for an unlicensed ve-
hicle that was otherwise in good condition. Further
discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
The board also reviewed a complaint against
Jerry Reiboldt of 602 Fern St. that some sections of
his property were higher than 8 inches above the
crown of the road as allowed by ordinance.
That information only came to light after
Reiboldt gave the city a survey last August before
adding some sand to the property to assist drainage.
Although the survey shows some portions of the
property higher than the allowed 8 inches, Dye noted,
the ordinance also allows a property to be more than 8
inches above the crown of the road if that matches, or
does not exceed, an adjoining or adjacent property.
In addition, a property can be up to 24 inches
above the crown of the road if studies show that
drainage from the property won't impact surround-
ing properties.
Iseman suggested Reiboldt have a surveyor
"shoot a line" at the two adjoining lots to prove the
height of his property does not exceed that of his
neighbors.
Further discussion was tabled until the board's
next meeting March 10.


Historical home
Evan and Melinda Bordes, formerly of Holmes Beach, have a lot to be proud of in their new home in
Bradenton, the Eliza and William H. Fogarty House, recently recognized with the Feb. 14 dedication of a
marker from the Manatee Historical Society describing the 1872-built home and the Fogartys, a Bradenton
founding family. The Bordes are joined at the dedication by Bea Daily and John Trevethan of the historical
society. Evan manages the "majors" for Anna Maria Island Little League while Melinda is a sales agent at
Island Real Estate. Islander Photos: Jack Elka


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Fogarty House on 29th Street, Bradenton


Imagine old Bradenton
Melinda Bordes and fellow sales agents from Island
Real Estate of Holmes Beach, Chris Shaw and
Marilyn Trevethan, relax and reflect on the front
steps of the Fogarty home, which has been recently
renovated by Melinda and husband Evan.


Resolution for Island Starter


approved by commission


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission ap-
proved a resolution to allow Island Starter and
Alternator to continue operating its business on
Avenue C.
S Business owijer William Carlbert already
complied with the city's deadline totake 'dwn
the outdoor lift that was being used to facilitate
auto repairs at the location. .
The commission amended the resolution to
allow Carlbert to do light automotive repair
outside of the building as long as it is ad-
equately screened from the neighbors.
Carlbert testified at a previous meeting that
he can't access a vehicle from inside his shop.
Due to the configuration of the building, he
can't open the car doors when it is in the garage,
he said.
The revised resolution now allows Carlbert


to not only remove an alternator to bring it in-
side for repair, but also includes doing oil
changes, brake work and tune-up work out-
doors.
Neighboring resident Sue Normand ob-
jected to the commission leniency, charging
that the commissioners first stipulated that little
or no work was to take place outside.
"You have done a tremendous disservice to
us," she said. "You have made two things into
a whole list of items that are acceptable. I hope
it doesn't backfire on the entire city."
The commission also directed City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff to add a clause that prohib-
its another auto body shop from using the Av-
enue C facilities if Carlbert closes or moves his
business.
The motion to approve the amended reso-
lution passed three to one, with Commissioner
Roger Lutz dissenting.





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Thomas' second-grade class is ready to test


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Deborah Thomas' second-grade class wastes little
time getting down to the business of learning at Anna
Maria Elementary School.
This week they have been hard at work preparing
for the national standardized tests they will take the
first week in March.
Thomas said this is the first year the school board
has directed teachers to practice with sample tests two
weeks in advance of the actual test date. Normally,
Thomas said, she doesn't focus on the sample tests
until the week before the actual testing period.
The first test of the day is the regularly scheduled
spelling test.
Thomas gives students the opportunity to study with
a partner or in a group right before she gives the test. With
a timer set for five minutes, students quickly grab a part-
ner and begin quizzing each other on this week's word list
- calf, crumb, important, bright, and so forth.
A small group of students gather in front of the list
displayed at the front of the room and work together on
their spelling.
When the timer quietly chimes, the room falls si-

Abell family concert at AME
Award-winning children's songwriter and record-
ing artist Timmy Abell will be performing at Anna
Maria Elementary School Tuesday, Feb. 25.
The concert will be held in the school's auditorium
from 7 to 8 p.m.
Tickets are $3 per adult and child for an evening
program that is designed for the whole family to enjoy.
Proceeds will be used for special school projects.
. Advance tickets are available from the AME admin-
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Tickets at the door will cost $3.50 per person.
For more information, call 708-5525.


Comparing Emily
Deborah Thomas has some help from second-grader
Emily White in comparing objects. The lesson: No
matter how Emily sits, stands or lies down, any way you
look, she is still Emily. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.
lent and everyone returns to their desk.
Immediately following the spelling test, students are
given a dictation exercise. On the reverse side of their
spelling paper, students have to write down six sentences
which have been read aloud to them by Thomas.
"Sally wants to write with chalk," Thomas dictates
to the class.
The sentences include words from the spelling test
and the dictation exercise helps build listening and
communication skills.
Since she started dictation exercises in the begin-
ning of the school year, Thomas said she has seen lots
of improvement in her students' abilities to listen and
transfer the message to paper accurately.
With spelling finished, the class moves on to a
practice math test similar to the one they will have to


complete for the Stanford Test in March.
Thomas explains to the class that the test will be
timed, but they will have plenty of time to finish. And
she and another adult helper will be available to make
sure they are on the right page, but they won't be able
to help students solve problems.
"I can't help you on the test," she told them. "If you
run into a problem, don't get upset. Just be cool and
move on. Do the best you can."
Thomas read the directions to each individual
problem on the practice math test. "Paul has 78 cents
and bought a soda for 50 cents. How much does he
have left?"
"All the cars in the race have even numbers. Which
car does not belong? Bubble in your answer."
Although students are required to take the Stanford
Test, Thomas believes individual maturity has a lot to
do with a student's ability to stay on task ard dd-Awell
in a timed test.
After the practice questions are finished, Thomas re-
views the answers and math concepts with her students.
She reviews the difference between odd and even
numbers, she reviews subtraction and addition and-she
gives them a quick lesson in comparison.
One question on the test involved an object and asked
which item in a series of items matches the object.
Thomas called second-grader Emily White to the
front of the room and asked her to stand, stand lie
down. "No matter what position Emily is in, she hasn't
changed. She is still Emily," she tells the class.
Thomas tells students to remember to look at objects
in different ways because even if it is upside-down or
turned around it is still the same object. On the test, the
matching object may not be shown in the same position.
The practice tests are meant to help students getthe
feel for what the real test will be like. "Are you getting
the idea?" Thomas asks, and the students nod yes .
Usually this class time is used for writing. Students
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Islander teacher spotlight: Deborah Thomas


Each week The Islander spotlights one of Anna
Maria Elementary School's teachers and their class-
room.
This week second-grade teacher Deborah Thomas
is in our spotlight.
Thomas is a real Florida native, having been bom
and raised in Bradenton.
She earned her teaching degree from Cheyney
State College in Pennsylvania and a master's in cur-
riculum and instruction at the University of South
Florida.
Thomas has been a teacher for 29 years, all of
which she has spent at AME.
"I love being a member of the staff at AME. We
help each other, share ideas and encourage each other."

Thomas
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
get time on Friday morning to write in their journal.
Sometimes Thomas gives them a topic, but otherwise
they are free to choose subjects on their own.
Thomas encourages her students to write and pub-
lish their own stories. She keeps a binder filled with
stories written by students and she said she has some
budding writers in this class.
On this Friday, one of the students has decided to
share some of the student written stories during their
"book buddies" session with Melanie Moran's kinder-
garten class.
Each Friday Thomas' class visits Moran's class
and reads a story to an assigned "book buddy."
The second-graders bring a book they've chosen to
share and pair up with the same kindergarten student
each week.
Thomas said she started book buddies with Moran
four or five years ago and students who move up to her
second-grade class from Moran's class remember it
and are excited to participate.


Teaching runs in Thomas' family. Her maternal
grandfather was a teacher and her mother and sister
were also teachers in Manatee County. "I guess it's in
my blood," she said.
Thomas believes that teaching is a matter of guid-
ing and encouraging students to apply their knowledge
and skills to new problem solving situations.
"I love seeing students gain confidence as they
grow and develop academically and socially," she said.
Some of the things students will be learning in


Anna Maria Elementary
School menu
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Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
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Deborah Thomas


Thomas' class include good nutrition and poetry writ-
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students in their outdoor vegetable garden and on a
class play to submit to the Florida Studio's
Playwright's Festival.
"I do cartwheels, back flips, juggle and tell jokes
to keep students interested in learning," Thomas said.
"And, I read to them often."
When not in the classroom, she enjoys reading
mysteries, historical fiction, the Bible and professional
material. She also likes to bowl, although she claims
she isn't very good at it yet.
Her best advice is to "be respectful at all times, say
'please,' 'thank you' and remember to smile."


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AME field trip back in time Edison's time


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders trav-
eled by charter bus back in time to learn about some of
today's modem inventions.
The students visited Thomas Edison's winter home
nestled beside the Caloosahatchee River in Ft. Myers
as a grand finale to their class unit on inventions and
inventors.
At the Edison home, built in 1886, students toured
his gardens, his rubber laboratory, a museum and his
neighbor Henry Ford's home.
A: In the gardens, students learned about a variety of
unusual and exotic plants. According to tour guide Ron
Kasmouski, Edison was fond of botany and had plants
sent to him from around the world.
Edison's garden includes a mango tree, Chinese
bamboo, royal Cuban palm trees and a banyan, or
walking, tree that covers most of the front lawn because
as its branches get too long new roots drop in place to
hold it up, allowing it to "walk" across a yard. Edison's
banyan tree is one of the largest in the continental
United States.
The home itself has been kept intact and
Kasmouski said the furnishings seen in the home be-
longed to Edison and his wife.
Next door to Edison's home is the vacation home
of Henry Ford. Out in the carport, students were able
to peek at a few old Ford cars.
Across the road from the two homes is Edison and
-ford's rubber laboratory. According to Kasmouski,
Edison, Ford and Harvey Firestone started the lab in
1929 to find an inexpensive source for rubber.
Although Edison did discover that goldenrod pro-
duced the latex needed to make rubber, Germany provided
a more economical alternative synthetic rubber.
Today Edison's lab is full of his old beakers and
wooden machines. Next door is a museum commemo-
rating some of his 1,093 patents.
In the museum, students took a look at light bulbs,
phonographs, telegraphs, movie equipment and even a


Edison's eagles
Joyce Ellis' "Eagles" gathered in Thomas Edison's garden at the base of a 78-year-old tree. The fifth-graders
from Anna Maria Elementary School spent all day exploring the museum, house and gardens after recently
finishing a class unit about patents, inventions and inventors. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Chatty-Cathy doll.
Kasmouski said the museum's last original hand-
blown glass light bulb burned out three years ago, but
on display were several of varying shapes.
Also in the museum were some personal items,
such as a wool swimsuit worn by Edison's wife and
a wooden box Edison used to 'listen" to his phono-
graph.


Kasmouski told students that Edison suffered from
Scarlet Fever when he was 7 years old. As a result, he
lost much of his hearing.
While working on improvements for the phono-
graph, Kasmouski said Edison put the player in a
wooden box, and he would bite the edge of the box to
feel the music vibrations between his teeth. Today, the
box bearing his teeth marks is in the museum.- ---


Edison or bust
Lynn McDonough's fifth-grade class gathered for a group shot in the museum at Thomas Edison's house in
Ft. Myers. The fifth-grade field trip was canceled in December due to weather and rescheduled for January.


Warm swim
AME fifth-graders check out a wool swimsuit once
worn by Thomas Edison's wife.


AME's PTO gears up for 'Spring Fling'


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-
Teacher Organization is working hard to prepare all the
details for its "Spring Fling" event, which will be held
-at St. Bernard Catholic Church April 26.
The theme for the event is "The Love Boat" and
it will be a teacher-recognition dinner/dance and si-
lent auction. The main focus of the Spring Fling will
be dining and dancing and the committee is still
busy looking for sponsors and restaurant participa-


tion.
AME students have been creating art work to in-
clude in the silent auction and live entertainment will
be provided by the Jimi Gee Band. A special appear-
ance will also be made by Jimi Gee's Island Middle
School Conch Fritter Band.
PTO President Cindy Thompson said the Spring
Fling is being planned not only to recognize the teach-
ers and staff at AME, but also to give parents a night
out where they can enjoy themselves and get to know
the teachers better.


To help make this happen, the PTO will provide
babysitting services for students for the evening.
Thompson said the Spring Fling is open to all par-
ents and community members. The PTO hopes to raise
more than $10,000 with this event.
Tickets will go on sale to parents first, beginning
March 3, and will be available to the public beginning
March 17.
Tickets will be available in the school office. AME
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Island Biz


Duffy's soon come
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Wednesday, Feb. 19
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of
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Noon- St. Bernard Catholic Church Ladies' Guild
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7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, Feb. 20
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP tax help at Island
Branch Library, 701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 888-227-7669.
10:15 a.m. Intangible-tax seminar by the Florida
Department of Revenue at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
6341.
5:30p.m. "Greek Night" dinner at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-1638. Fee applies.
7 p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Cen-
ter, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:


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Friday, Feb. 21
10 a.m. to 3p.m. Tingley Memorial Library Book
Sale, 111 Second St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
779-1208.
1 to 2 p.m. East Gallery Tour and Talk at the
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 746-4131. Free with museum admission.
1 to 2 p.m. Family caregivers support group at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 748-3001.
3 p.m. "Everything You Wanted to Know About
the Flute and Bassoon" with the West Coast Sym-
phony musicians at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811.
Fee applies.
5 to 9 p.m. Preview reception for the Service
Club of Manatee County's Antique and Collectable
show at the Manatee County Civic Center, One Haben
Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 746-6634. Fee applies.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Manatee High School Orches-
tra "Concert in the Garage" at Jake's Automotive, 708
Nineth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 792-0569.

Saturday, Feb. 22
Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast at the Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 795-8272.
7a.m. to 2 p.m. Craft boutique and yard sale at
Sandpiper Mobile Home Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach.
8 a.m. to noon- Pancake brunch at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,. Anna Maria.
Information: 778-0414. Fee applies.
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Privateers Thieves Market at
Holmes Beach City Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 761-3565.
10 a.m. to 3p.m. Tingley Memorial Library Book
Sale, 111 Second St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
779-1208.
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Information: 746-6634. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Basic Orchid Care class with Jerry
Sellers at the Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken
-Thompson Blvd., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

Sunday, Feb. 23
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
10 a.m. "The Heart of True Worship" Eckankar
service on the beach at the Sandbar restaurant, 100
Spring St., Anna Maria. Information: 355-6044.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -Service Club of Manatee
County's Antique and Collectable show at the Mana-
tee County Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Information: 746-6634. Fee applies.
2 p.m. "Opera on the Island" with the Anna
Maria Island Community Orchestra and Chorus at the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 778-5730. Donation suggested.
3 p.m. "Romantic Favorites" Sarasota Concert
Band performance at Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton. Information: 364-2263. Fee applies.
6 to 9 p.m. "A Motown Sunset" featuring Lester
Freeman at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 714-7300, extension
2011. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 24
8:30 a.m. Internet class for beginners at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
9 to 10 a.m. "Heaven Now-Keeping Healthy"
discussion by the Island Manatee Widowed Persons at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
5 p.m. Annual meeting of Solutions To Avoid
Red Tide at the Holiday Inn, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
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Picking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl and coming the closest to the actual score won Rebecca Barnett, left and Mike Spillane, right, free breakfast
for a year at Brian's Sunnyside Up Cafe locations in Holmes Beach and Cortez respectively. The winners are congratulated by owner Brian Schultz. Rebecca is a sales
representative in The Islander advertising department. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Brian Schultz


Calendar
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Longboat Key. Information: 383-0325.
7p.m. 'To the Far Depths: A Personal Odyssey"
by Don Walsh at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Fee. applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 .,-
10 to 11:15 a.m. -"Don't Hit Me!" percussion
session at the Tidy Island Clubhouse, Tidy Island,
-Bradentorn.Anformation: 360-1541. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans Service officer available at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach., By appointment: 749-3030.
7p.m. Family concert with Timmy Abell at Anna
,Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
SBeach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.
- 7p.m. Health and wellness seminar with Peter
land Pamela Greenridge at the Anna Maria Island
, Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
"Information: 778-1908.

Wednesday; Feb. 26
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning, Longboat Key" at
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf
'of Mexico brive," Longboat Key. InfQormation: 387-
*9519.
10 a.m. to noon Volunteer coffee at Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota.
Information: 388-4441, extension 438.
1:30 p.m. Visionaires gr6up, devoted to
people with low vision, meets at the Island Branch
!`Libirry, 570,1M arina Drive,. Holmes Beach. Informa-


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7 p.m. --- Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
"Village of the Arts" exhibit at the Anna Maria Is-
land 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. Information: 387-0746.
Stone sculptor Maxine Block at Joan Peters Gal-
lery, Village of the Arts,,1210 1,1th Ave W., Bradenton,
through February. Information: 741-8056.
Island Gallery West artists cooperative members
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 Muetmirt, 201 10th St., Bradenton,
through April 27. Information: 746-4131.
Invitational Art Exhibit featuring Islanders Woody
Candish and Richard Thomas at Selby'Public Library,
1331 First St., Sarasota. Information: 861-1170.
Digital photos by Bob Fink, watercolor and Sumi-
e by Frederica Marshall and abstract paintings by
Kevin Costello at the Education Center, 5370 gulf of


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Donald Bensen at Church of the Annunciation Feb. 27.
American Association of University Women book
sale at DeSoto Square Mall Feb. 28 and March 1.
"Walk the Island for Island Middle School"
fundraising event March 1.
Wild Bird Rescue Training Class at Pelican Man
Bird Sanctuary March 1.
Mote Marine Laboratory fun run/walk on Siesta
Key March 1.
"Sinatra with the 42nd Street Band" at Neel Au-
ditorium March 2.
Bradenton Elks Lodge Car Show at Manatee
Community College March 2.
Gulf Coast Writer's present author Charles
Sobczak at the Island Branch Library March 3.
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This is no croc: Crocs sighted in Sarasota Bay


Coming soon from a water body near us Ameri-
can saltwater crocodiles?
A Sarasota County natural resources manager has
had two reports of saltwater crocodile sightings in the
past few weeks. One was in Little Sarasota Bay near
where the former Midnight Pass used to be; the other
was off Tidy Island.
Saltwater crocs have been in Florida almost for-
ever, but were hunted almost out of existence. Scien-
tists estimate there were less than 400 of the big lizards
only 25 years ago. Today they're making a comeback,
and census estimates have crocodiles at better than
1,000.
It could be that with a population boom has come
growing pains, and some of the crocs are apparently
expanding their traditional territory of South Florida
and the Florida Keys to include our part of the state.
American crocodiles are arguably the largest spe-
cies of crocodiles, with an average length of 12 feet,
although some have been measured to stretch to 23
feet. Males are larger than females, and weigh an av-
erage of 500-1,000 pounds. They look different that an
alligator in that their snout is longer, more narrow and
has a bump at the end of the nose.
Crocs also have teeth that are bigger than their jaws
and hang out when their mouth is closed.
And, obviously by their name, American saltwater
crocodiles are at home in saltwater, as opposed to their
alligator cousins which prefer freshwater:.
What the Sarasota biologist found interesting is
that both of his reported sightings were for saltwater
crocodiles, not the more common alligator. Whoever
made the reports obviously knows the difference be-
tween a croc and a gator.
John Stevely is the marine extension agent for
Florida Sea Grant in our area. He hadn't heard of the
croc reports, and hasn't seen any in our part of the
world, but said he wouldn't be surprised that crocs have
expanded their territory to Sarasota Bay. The stretch of


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water south of Tidy Island is one of the more desolate
regions of Sarasota Bay, after all, and seems to me to
be a good place for a croc to hang put.
If anybody sees one, please give me a call. Better
yet, try and get a picture of the critter for publication.

Quarters wanted, please
You've got a few more weeks to cast your ballot
for the special Florida quarter. Gov. Jeb has opened up
the-five choices to the people to choose via the Internet.
Go to www.myflorida.com and follow the instructions
to vote. The five choices are:
A space shuttle with its solid rocket boosters and
fuel tank are depicted. The space shuttle is superim-
posed over an outline of the state with Lake
Okeechobee visible. Twenty-seven stars border the
design signifying Florida as the 27th state to be admit-
ted into the Union. AMERICA'S SPACEPORT is in-
scribed along the bottom.
A great white heron standing in the Florida Ev-
erglades. The great white heron was modeled after re-
sources provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission. Tall sawgrass surrounds the
great white heron and a sawgrass habitat and sabal
palm trees are in the background. The design includes
the inscription THE EVERGLADES.
A 16th-century Spanish galleon and a space
shuttle. A strip of land with sabal palm trees is also
depicted. The coin includes the inscription Gateway to


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Time is short to order bricks for Island butterfly garden
There aren't many butterfly bricks left to fill Ambrose said she has to order the personalized The bricks cost $40 for a two-line inscription,
out the final order of 200 bricks to go into the bricks in large lots in order to justify the cost of in- $50 for a three-liner. Order forms are available at
Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park in Holmes scriptions, and the final load for the garden is almost the garden, 5801 Marina Drive; The Islander,
Beach, Nancy Ambrose warns. at capacity. 5404 Marina Drive; or from Ambrose by calling
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Discovery.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument was
built from 1672-1695 as an outpost of the Spanish
empire to guard St. Augustine, the first permanent
European settlement in the continental United States.
The image of the fortress was rendered from resources
provided by the National Park Service. To the left of
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sabal palm trees that grace the coast of the northern
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For what it's worth, I like the Everglades design
but, based on the space shuttle disaster, I would guess
the popular vote will be for one featuring a shuttle.

No phone calls, please
It is now illegal to make or receive a cell phone call
in many public places in New YorkCity.
The cell ban includes either talking, dialing, listen-
ing or even having one ring in concerts, movies, lec-
tures, museums, libraries, galleries or dance perfor-
mances. Violators can face. a $50.fine, although the
city's mayor said the law will be "all but impossible to
enforce."
I think it would be nice to have a Florida law to
stop cell phone use-whil driving a vehicle.

Sandscript factoid
Crocodiles will often eat rocks as an aid in diges-
tion, which doesn't make sense to me. However, it does
help explain why the crocodile in "Peter Pan" ate the
clock all the better to help digest Capt. Hook.




S THE ISLANDER S FEB. 19, 2003 u PAGE 27


Flounder offshore near reefs; sheepies in backwater


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing remains an iffy proposition, thanks to con-
tinued cold water. Inshore action for sheepshead, trout
and reds continues to be good, though, but snook just
don't seem to be hungry enough to come to a hook.
Offshore fishing for grouper and amberjack is
good, but the best results are coming from pretty far
offshore in the 35- to 50-mile range. There are some
good reports of big flounder near the artificial reefs out
in the Gulf.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he just
brought back a mess of sea trout, sheepshead and lots
of redfish, with some trips featuring upwards of 40
hookups on reds.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's been catching
speckled trout, sheepshead and an occasional redfish.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said his
best bet of the week is flounder big flounder -
around the sandy areas near the offshore reefs. Try ei-
ther the three-mile or seven-mile reefs, either north or
south, Bill suggested, adding that he's heard reports of
the flatties being brought back up to 27 inches in
length. Sheepshead action inshore is in full swing, he
said, and trout action should start to really pick up in
the next few weeks as the water finally starts to warm
up a bit. Try surface lures for trout now, Bill said, ei-
ther south of Long Bar Point or around Marker 25 in
the Intracoastal Waterway. .
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said sheepshead
are about the best action around the pier, although a
whole slew of pinfish are gobbling up a lot of bait and
making it tough to get a line in the water.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are also


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doing well with sheepies.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he was out a couple of times, but the
action is really slow right now. "The cold weather has
really hurt the grouper action," he said, adding that
most he's hooked up with haven't been big enough to
keep. Other action includes some amberjack in the 15-
to 20-pound range, some porgies, triggerfish, and Key
West grunts.


Captains teach fishing for sport, school funds
Led by fishing charter Capt. Mike Heistand, the February Islander-sponsoredfishing school was a great
success with 41 wanna-be-better fishers in attendance in the Anna Maria Elementary School cafeteria. Capt.
Mike was assisted by Capt. Rick Gross and Angler's Repair owner/Capt. Thorn Smith. Proceeds from the $25
fee (kids attend free) go entirely to the school. Fishers received goodies from Angler's Repair and a "More
Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt from the Islander. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


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Top prize at The
Islander's fishing
school was a day's
charter with. Capt.
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by Lou Demola, a
snowbird wintering
in Holmes Beach,
who said he fishes
a lot up north but
needed to learn
about fishing in
Florida. The
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will be offered
again at the
elementary school
on April 9. Regis-
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made by calling
The Islander, 778-
7978.


Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said his charters are
catching lots of triggerfish, sheepshead, sea bass and
mangrove snapper, with shrimp working the best as
bait, mostly in 15 to 30 feet of water offshore. Farther
out, in about 100 feet of water, he's catching amberjack
to 30 pounds, mangrove snapper and porgies, with pin-
fish and cut bait producing the best results.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said fishing is a little slow, but persistence has
been paying out with good catches of sheepshead,
flounder, trout and mangrove snapper. He's also put his
charters onto some black drum to 30 inches in length.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's getting a bumper crop of grouper and
amberjack about 35 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
things are sort of slow fishing-wise, with sheepshead
about as good a bet as anything else, although fishers
are bringing in some trout, but they seem scattered.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been fishing in Terra Ceia Bay and
Miguel Bay, doing well with redfish in the 15- to 22-
inch size range. "We haven't been catching a ton," he
said, but is getting a lot of hookups with small reds.
Trout are also running a little small right now, Capt.
Thom added. Tampa Bay is producing some bluefish,
and although he's seeing some big snook on the
seagrass flats, he's having a tough time getting them to
come to a hook. He also took a "fisherman's holiday"
down to the Charlotte Harbor area last week and caught
a lot of trout and redfish in Bull Bay.
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Sign of the Mermaid, Bistros clinch regular.season titles


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Bistros clinched the Division III (ages 8-9)
regular-season basketball crown when they edged
Acute Care Team 9-3 Friday, Feb. 14, while Titsworth
Construction won two games in a row to claim the last
playoff spot in Division III after starting the season 0-
6. Sign of the Mermaid clinched the top spot in Divi-
sion I (ages 12-13) with a 40-38 come-from-behind
victory over Island Pressure Cleaning Saturday and
figure to meet again in the finals.
The playoffs get started for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center basketball league with Bistros, Air
& Energy, Sign of the Mermaid and the Beach House
as the top seed and prohibitive favorites, but there are
definitely teams that will challenge for the division
tournament titles.
he best chance of a lower seeded team winning
*has to be Division I Island Pressure Cleaning, which
lost by two points to Sign of the Mermaid, while Po-
lice Athletic League dropped an overtime heartbreaker
to the Beach House to give them hope for an upset.
A&E had a couple of close games against Marco Polo
earlier in the season although the Polos handled them
easily in their last matchup. Division III games are hard
to figure. So don't be surprised if an upset occurs there,
though the Bistros will be hard to beat.
The playoffs get started Wednesday, Feb. 19, with
Division III action and conclude with championship
games Saturday when champions will be crowned in
four divisions in addition to All-Star games and the

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Mermaid 40, Pressure 38
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down 10 rebounds. Kevin Kirn chipped in with 10
points and five assists, while Andrew Burgess scored
four points and Tyler Schneerer added two points and
three steals to the victory.
Spencer Carper led all scorers with 20 points, while
David Tyson and Tanner Pelkey added six points
apiece to the Pressure Cleaner attack. Matthew Skaggs
with four points and two points from Shane Pelkey
rounded out the offense for Island Pressure Cleaning.

Tackle 58, LPAC 37
Island Discount Tackle doubled its win total for the
season with a 21-point victory over Larry Pearson Air
Conditioning Saturday, Feb. 15. Four players scored in
double figures for Island Discount Tackle, which was
led by 18 points from Steve Faasse and 15 points from
Nick Sato. Jake Orr chipped in with 12 points and
Mikey Schweitzer scored 11.
Chad Richardson pumped in a game-high 25 points
to lead LPAC, which also received eight points from
Connor Bystrom and four points from Eric Distelhurst.
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Division III (ages 8-9)
Bistros 21, Acute Care 19
The Bistros clinched the Division III regular-sea-
son championship by defeating Acute Care Team on an
overtime basket by Joey Hutchinson. Hutchinson, who
scored the only two points in the extra stanza, led all
scorers with 12 points, while Bistro teammate Ashley
Waring added seven points. Point-guard Hailey
Dearlove completed the scoring with two points.
Matt Bauer's nine points and eight points from
Chris Callahan paced Acute Care, which also received
two points from Burns Easterling in the loss.

Titsworth 8, Acute Care 7
Titsworth Construction defeated Acute Care Team
for the second time this season to claim the last play-
off berth in Division III. The victory set up a Wednes-
day, Feb. 19, matchup with the Bistros at 6 p.m.
Ally Titsworth's four points and two points apiece
from Alex Thurkettle and Gabe Salter paced Titsworth
to its fourth win of the last six games. Chris Callahan's
three points and two points each from Kara Nelson and
Geeza Lott led Acute Care.

Titsworth 16, Jessie's 11
Titsworth Construction stayed alive for a possible
playoff berth with a 16-11 victory over Jessie's Island
Store Friday, Feb. 14, behind six points apiece from
Trevor Bystrom and Gabe Salter. Ally Titsworth and
Jack Titsworth each added two points to the victory.
Blake Wilson led Jessie's with six points, while
Martine Miller chipped in with three points. Stephanie
Schenk and Haleigh Ker completed the-Jessie's scor-
ing with one point apiece.

Jessie's 19, Dahziger 11
Blake Wilson scored 11 points and Martine Miller
scored eight points to lead Jessie's Island Store to an
eight-point victory over Danziger Allergy & Sinus
Monday,-Feb. 10.
Tommy Price led Danziger with nine points and
Sarah Howard scored two points in the loss.

Premier Division (ages 14-16)
Beach House 43, PAL 40
Gary Scott scored three points in overtime to lead
the Beach House Restaurant to a come-from-behind
victory Saturday, Feb. 15, to finish the regular season
with a perfect 12-0 mark.
PAL led 9:8 at the end of the first quarter and 22-
20 at halftime behind seven points from Corey Free-
man and five points from Phillip Garrett. The Beach
House stayed close thanks to 14 first-half points from
Gary Scott.
The Beach House finally regained the lead thanks
to a third quarter that saw them outscore PAL 9-6, but
PAL tied the score late in the fourth quarter on a three-
point bomb from Freeman to tie the score at 40 and set
up Scott's overtime heroics.
Scott led all scorers with 25 points while Beach
House teammate Chris Chawi added nine points, and
brother David scored five.
Freeman scored 12 points, while Garrett and
Dominic Alexander each scored eight to lead PAL.
Kyle Robinson added six points and Marquis Murray
finished with four to complete the PAL scoring.

IRE 33, Glass & Screen 32
Lorenzo Rivera scored 14 points to lead Island
Real Estate to a one-point win Saturday, Feb. 15, over
Anna Maria Glass & Screen to double IRE's victory
total in their season finale. Tyler Bekkerrus added
seven points and Mike Wallen scored six for IRE,
which also received four points from Anthony Rosas
and two points from Kevin Greunke.
Anna Maria Glass & Screen was led by Bobby
Gibbons and Billy Malfese with 10 points apiece, while
Phelps Tracy scored eight points and Zach Schield
added four.

Oyster Bar 60, IRE 56
The Anna Maria Oyster Bar edged Island Real
Estate with 23 points from Clay Orr and 22 points from
Josh Wimberly Monday, Feb. 10, in Premier Division
action. Steve Seaton added 10 points to the Oyster of-
fense, which also received four points from Dylan
O'Sullivan and one point from Brett Slowey.
IRE was led by Tyler Bekkerrus' 19 points, includ-


S.....

Spencer Carper connects for two of his game-high 20 points during Island Pressure Cleaning's
in Division I action.


LPAC's Connor Bystrom goes strong to the hoop
during Division I basketball action.
ing a pair of three-pointers, and 11 points from Lorenzo
Rivera. Brian Faasse and Mike Wallen chipped in with
eight points each while Anthony Rosas finished with
three points to complete the scoring.

PAL 54, Glass & Screen 30
PAL improved to 8-3 on the season thanks to a 24-
point victory over Anna Maria Glass & Screen Monday,
Feb. 10, behind 14 points from Dominic Alexander and
12 points from Stacy Blue. Cynthia Aguilara chipped in
with eight points while Marquis Murray and Kyle
Robinson each finished with four points.
Eleven points from Bobby Gibbons paced Anna
Maria Glass & Screen, which also received nine points
from Billy Malfese and eight points from Will Langston.

Division II (ages 10-11):
A&E 30, Duncan 7
Ben Valdivieso's 17 points and seven points from
Justin Dearlove for Air & Energy in the Saturday, Feb. 15,
game with Duncan Real Estate helped A&E complete an
undefeated season in Division II. Four points from Garrett
Secor ind two 16ints from Breahn Richardson completed
the scoring for A&E, which also boasts Margaret Sawyer
and Molly Wolfe as members of the team.
Celia Ware's seven points led,Duncan Real Estate,
which finished in third place with a 5-7 record.

Marco Polo 36, Paradise 6
Whitney Bauer's 20 points continued a recent trend
of big scoring games as Marco Polo clinched second
place in Division II with a 30-point win over A Para-
dise Realty Saturday, Feb. 15. Dylan Mullen scored six
points and Donna Barth added four points to the vic-
tory. Terra Cole, Ryan Guerin and Justin Dimiceli


Matt McDonough drives for two of his 11 points
during Sign of the Mermaid's 40-38 victory over
Island Pressure Cleaning.
completed the scoring with two points apiece.
Justin Anton's four points and two points from
Amanda White accounted for all of A Paradise Realty's
points.

A&E 32, Paradise 18
Air & Energy continued its march toward a perfect
season with a convincing 32-18 conquest of A Paradise
Realty Friday, Feb. 14, behind 12.points from Justin
Dearlove and seven points from Ben Valdivieso.
Garrett Secor chipped in with six points, while Breann
Richardson and Molly Wolfe rounded out the scoring
with four points apiece.
Justin Anton led Paradise with nine points, while
Kenny Burns and Jarrott Nelson scored five and four
points respectively in the loss.

Marco Polo 28, Banks 19
Eight points apiece from Whitney Bauer and Dylan
Mullen led Marco Polo past Banks Engineering on
Wednesday, Feb. 12. Ryan Guerin chipped in with six
points, while Terra Cole's four points and two points
from Gabby Pace completed the Marco Polo scoring.
Broderick West's 10 points led Banks Engineering,
which also received two points apiece from Miles
Hostetler and C.J. Johnson.

Duncan 25, Banks 19
Samantha Samuels' 12 points and nine points from
Celia Ware paced Duncan Real Estate in its six-point vic-
tory over Banks Engineering Feb. 11. Forrest Schield
completed.the Duncan scoring with four points.
Miles Hostetler scored 10 points to lead Banks
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29


Engineering, which also received six points from
Broderick West and three points from Joseph
Karasiewicz in the loss.

Little League gets under way
Aspiring Island baseball players are back at it as
Little League gets under way Wednesday, Feb. 19,
when Anna Maria Island's West Manatee Fire District
becomes the first Island team to compete in the Mana-
tee West Little League. They get tested right away,
taking on the defending Manatee Central champ Titan
Boats at 7:30 p.m. on field No. 3 at G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton.
The Island will also send two AAA teams Bark
Realty and Air & Energy to compete in Manatee
National's AAA League.
Manatee West Little League comprises three sepa-
rate leagues that share the facilities at G.T. Bray. They
are Manatee National, Manatee Central and Manatee
American, which each boast four or five teams.
Stay tuned for more news as the season unfolds.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 15 horseshoe games were Herb
Puryear and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria City.
Runners-up were Art Kingstad and Ron Pyles, bothy of
Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Feb. 12 games were Tom Rhodes of
Cortez and Starrett. Runners-up were Bob Hitchcock of
Anna Maria City and Jimmy Spencer of Holmes Beach.







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Center basketball

final standings


Premier Division (ages 14-16)
Beach House
PAL
A.M. Glass & Screen
A.M. Oyster Bar
Island Real Estate

Division I (ages 12-13)
Sign of the Mermaid
Island Pressure Cleaning
LPAC
Bryant's Recycled Treasures
Island Discount Tackle

Division II (ages 10-11)
Air & Energy
Marco Polo Pizza
Duncan Real Estate
Banks Engineering
A Paradise Realty

Division III (ages 8-9)
Bistros
Jessie's Island Store
Acute Care Team
Titsworth Construction
Danziger Allergy & Sinus


12-0
8-4
4-8
4-8
2-10


10-1
9-2
4-7
3-8
2-10


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8-4
5-7
4-8
1-11


9-3
7-5
7-5
4-8
3-9


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Center playoff schedule
Division III (ages 8-9)
Feb. 19 6 p.m. Bistros vs.
Titsworth Construction (game 1)
Feb. 19 7 p.m. Acute Care Team vs.
Jessie's Island Store (game 2)
Feb. 22 2 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs.
Winner Game 2
Feb. 22 4 p.m. All-Star Game
Feb. 22 6 p.m. Coaches Game

Division II (ages 10-11)
Feb. 20 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs.
Banks Engineering (game 1)
Feb. 21 6 p.m. Marco Polo vs.
Duncan Real Estate (game 2)
Feb. 22 3 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Feb. 22 5 p.m. All-Star Game
Feb. 22 6 p.m. Coaches Game

Division I (ages 12-13)
Feb. 21 7 p.m. Sign of the Mermaid vs.
Bryant's (game 1)
Feb. 21 8 p.m. Island Pressure Cleaning vs.
LPAC (game 2)
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Feb. 22 1 p.m. All-Star Game
Feb. 22 6 p.m. Coaches Game

Premier Division (ages 14-16)
Feb. 20 7 p.m. Beach House Restaurant vs.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar (game 1)
Feb. 20 8 p.m. PAL vs. A.M. Glass (game 2)
Feb. 22 10 a.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
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tax, shipping and handling.

KING MATTRESS SET: Brand name, pillow-top
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$260. Can deliver, 906-9668

IMPORTED ITALIAN: 100 percent leather. New in
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$1,699. 232-2544. Can deliver.

QUEEN MATTRESS SET: Brand new pillow-top
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232-2544.

NATHEN PAGE LIVE CD! Hear the magic of Island
favorite Nathen Page classic tunes such as Love
for Sale and Summertime plus many more. Pick
up a copy for only $15 at The Islander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESS SET: Full size. Abso-
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$145. Can deliver. 906-9677.

BOOKS: ALL KINDS, about 180 in all. $1 each or
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NEW: DOWN-FILLED SOFA and loveseat. Neutral
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BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $28,500 or make
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BINGO: Annie Silvers Community Center, 103 23rd
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CELEBRITY PSYCHIC MEDIUM "Tree" Edwards.
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VINJAVAGAR 782-1120. Wine small vineyards,
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ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: We still have
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call: 779-0202.

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


BUTTERFLY GARDEN personalized bricks. Last
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AMI TURTLE WATCH NEEDS a four-drawer tall
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DACHSHUND ADOPTION and rescue needs dona-
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donations to DARE c/o Shona Otto, 7804 Second
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FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 8am-1pm.
Appliances large and small, refrigerators, ranges,
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bikes, baked goods, plants, shells, etc. Lunch.
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shopping and restaurants. Very close to
the beach with some Gulf views. Rooftop
sundeck. $399,900. Call Denny Rauschl at
778-4800, 725-3934.

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GULF TO BAY VIEWS 2BR/2BA condo with
many amenities including heated pool and spa,
tennis, boat dock ad BBQ area. Screened bal-
cony on each end and great beach area. Best
rental history for this type of setting. Unit was
just upgraded with tile and fumiture. $359,000.
Call David Vande Vrede at 725-4800.


ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT FOR SALE This 2BR/
2BA cottage with detached garage apartment is
located in one of the most desired areas in Anna
Maria City. Gulf view from almost every room,
. even the garage apartment has a view. Offered
at $1,100,000. MLS#87264. Call Stephanie Bell,
(941) 778-2307 or (941) 920-5156.


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dream workshop and
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STREET FAIR SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 8am-2pm.
Arts and crafts, white elephant, homemade pies and
sandwiches. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach
at the Bayfront end of Bridge Street.
GARAGE/MOVING SALE, Friday and Saturday,
Feb. 21-22, 8am-4pm. A little bit of everything. Fur-
niture, tools, household items, knick-knacks and
more. Everything must go! 517 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria.
SIDEWALK SALE Flea Market, Saturday, Feb. 22,
8am-4pm. Antiques, collectibles, glassware, pot-
tery, books, jewelry, furniture, lamps, shells, house-
hold, fun stuff, great prices. 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, next to Time Saver, across form
Martinique and Gulf.
I-
CRAFTS BOUTIQUE, yard sale, Saturday, Feb. 22,
7am-2pm. Raffle, great food, bargains throughout
park. Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach.
YARD SALE SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 9am-1 pm. Lots
of miscellaneous items. 2200 Avenue A., Bradenton
Beach.
MOVING SALE SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 8am-? Four-
piece sectional, recliner, 19-inch TV, dishes, match-
ing coffee and end tables, HP printer, lamps, desk,
etc. 2805 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 778-3149
for more information.


LOST CAT: Large neutered male with kink in tail,
broad black and gray stripes. Last seen Thursday,
Jan. 30. Reward. Leave message, 778-1389.
CLASSIFIEDS ADS can be found on line at
www.islander.org.



AFFORDABLE

ISLAND LIVING



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ISLAND'S BEST BUY
Look no further! This 2BR/2BA condo has it all.
Pool, tennis, community and boat dock. Turnkey
furnished and ready to go for season. Great cen-
tral Island location. Walk to shopping, dining and
the Gulf beach. Reduced to $219,000.
SEASIDE BUNGALOW
1BR villa with Florida room and screened
porch. Turnkey furnished and already rented for
season. 300 steps to the Gulf beach in a nice
complex complete with community pool. Of-
fered at $195,000.









CUTE ISLAND GETAWAY
1BR villa, turnkey furnished, only 300 steps to
the beach! This cozy unit would make a great "Is-
land getaway." Located in a quiet complex com-
plete with pool. Low maintenance fees! Offered
at $179,000.



REAL ESTATE *
OF ANNA MARIA a

778-0455 ,. ,
9906 Gulf Drive

Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22
years as an Island resident. Tender, loving care for
your pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.
FREE PUPPY to good home! First shots and de-
wormed. Half Basset and Pointer. Very smart and
cute. Newpaper trained. Call: 779-2165
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!


1990 LEXUS: 4-door, leather, sunroof, alarm.
87,500 miles. $5,500. 778-9262.
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.
1985 JEEP CJ7 Renegade, $3,900. 778-2267.


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.
1995 SEA-DOO: Three passenger wave runner
with cover and two life jackets. $2,450. 778-9262.
SAILBOAT: 23-ft. Hunter, 5hp Mercury motor. Two-
and-a-half years old. $7,000. Call 518-9003.
18-FOOT BOAT TRAILER Continental 3,100-lb.
Heavy-duty aluminum. Excellent condition. Used once.
$1,200. 519 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, 778-0033.
SAILBOAT: 14-FOOT Laser I, yellow hull with white
sail, always garaged, very nice condition. Wife says
it must go! Reduced $1,950. Call (352) 751-1749.

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$487,500. 4BR/2.5BA, well-maintained
Bay Palm home with dock and caged pool. Curb
appeal and a unique polished flagstone and ter-
razzo entry are just a few of the many fine
touches in this lovely home.


$495,000. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, Bay
Palm canal home with caged/heated pool and
7,000-lb. boat lift and dock. Nice split floor-plan
great for privacy or entertaining. Numerous
updates including newer kitchen, roof, win-
dows, A/C and more!
See More at www.marinapointerealty.com


Marina Pointe

Realty Co.

i14 Pine .r ..-nue a* "rnna r.a,.3
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
www.marinapointerealty.com
LiES 1 I* I 9 MANAEMEN


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.
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.
NEED A BABY-SITTER? Or a pet sitter? Our motto:
Anytime, any place, any price! We love kids and
that's all that matters! Call one line and get con-
nected to six wonderful babysitters, 778-3295.
BABY -SITTING AVAILABLE: Ages 9 months
through 11 years old. Experienced, references
available upon request. Call Megahan, 778-7502.


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.
NURSES NEEDED for active lady with spinal injury.
Daily 9am-lpm and every other weekend 10pm-
10am. Traveling nurses also needed. Call 383-6953.


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
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME Well maintained
home on a natural canal with a large dock. Enjoy
the water views from your Florida room through a
pair of eight-foot sliding-glass doors. $492,000. Call
Bill Donnelly, Realtor 778-6392 eves.
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LOT Prime buildable lot in very desirable area of
Anna Maria City Pier on Pine Avenue. Zoned for
residential/office/retail. Owner financing available.
$268,000. Call Susan Hatch, Realtor
778-7616 eves.


"WALK WITH ME...

in paradise at

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ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell 705-4800
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl
34217


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H Li P W A DH EA L T & B A U


SERVICE WRITER: Full time position. Candidate needs
good clerical and computer skills with boat knowledge for
a large boat dealer. Group insurance, vacation, holidays.
EOE & DFWP. Call Galati Yacht Sales, 778-0755.

DRIVER WANTED (own car) for road travel to northeast
on Feb. 17-18. Competitive hourly rate/gas. Inquiries:
779-0139.

DRIVERS: GOOD $$, can be fun. No drunks, druggies,
prima donnas, whiners, liars or thieves. Does require
attention to detail and ability to read, write and follow di-
rection. Island Transportation, by appointment, 779-
2520.

DISHWASHER/COOKS/servers, bus persons needed.
Experienced only need apply. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key.: Phone, 383-0013.

MOTEL SEEKS WEEKEND.manager. Must have mini-,
mum five years experience and work well with the pub-
lic. Call 778-1010.

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

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

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


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

ENJOY A MANICURE or pedicure. For an appoint-
ment, please call Mardi, 704-5543.

HOME HEALTH AIDE available for evenings and
overnights. No lifting. Reasonable. Call 746-9246.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward 778-3222.

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !!!

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

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

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Classifieds continued on next page.


Intracoastal Waterway. Turnkey furnished, elevator,
two heated pools,; tennis, underbuilding parking, __
fishing pier,, walk to beach, shopping across the
,tfeet, doctors and dentist next door! Call 713-1277.
SCALLBOBIYECHASE
SY41--3-- 1 _277
Sbchase INN d. lhtnll bank r..- ,rn

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


THE BIG PICTURE
It's all about real estate!


SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294




OPEN HOUSE
S1-4 PM Saturday Feb. 22
612 Baronet Lane

This bright and cheerful 2 or 3BR 2BA
Bahamas-style hideaway is lucked
away on a quiet waterfront lane over-
looking panoramic Bimini Bay'
Amenities include a spacious greal
room floor plan with French doors
opening onto the black-bottom pool, -
stone waterfall and covered Key' -
West-style cabana! Other features . .
include cream ceramic tiled floors,
charming beadboard siding, gracious plantation shutters, built-in china cabinet
and pantry and beautiful blue solid surface countertops. The captivating shabby-
chic furnishings are enhanced by pastel blue and mint painted walls with white
beadboard ceilings. The fully seawalled lot offers a 10,000-lb. electric boat lift, dock
and fully fenced, lushly landscaped backyard. Truly in a class by itself and priced
to sell at only $750,000 furnished, including a one-year homeowner's warranty.
Don't miss it!
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INCOME TAX SERVICE: For individuals and small
businesses. Thirty years experience. We do all
states. Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service, 761-8156.

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
NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
NEED SOMEONE to look after your property dur-
ing the off season? Full-time Island resident expe-
rienced in property management will customize a
schedule and services to meet your needs. Refer-
ences available. Call 778-0393 for appointment.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Is-
land since 1992.


ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
.. OF A A MARIA abLAN.M Ir.

Proven Results and
Proven Service
Akan Galletto ,"


To meet your investing

and selling needs call

meaat 232-2216.
www.is al.com alanire@aol.com


CLEANINGS-R-JOB Will clean your residence, office,
rental or new construction. Island resident of 35
years. No job too big! Please call 779-9633.
DON'T FEEL LIKE waiting or walking in the rain, cold,
heat or dust? Take a taxi door to door. $1.50 in,
$1.50/mile. Clean, friendly service for all of Manatee
and Sarasota counties, as well as most airports. Is-
land Transportation, 7am-3am or appointment. Call
779-2520.
HANDYMAN SERVICES: Scott Fulton contractor. 20
years experience. Island resident, area references
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.
Check out the best news at www.islander.org

-. AFFORDABLE AND ADORABLE
Well maintained 2BR/2BA,
ground floor. Contemporary inte-
nor with wood burning fireplace .
and screened lanal. Beaulfu ce- .
ranic tile and carpet. Washer/
dryer. Great location near shop-
ping, golf courses and close to the
beach. Offered at $87.000.
MLS#90106



Melinda Bordes, Realtor"
(941) 778-606. ' 5

SIsland Real Estate
of Anna Maria Island Inc.r
6101 Maiina Drive. HolmesBeach


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 appoint-
ment, 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.


VACATION
PROPERTIES, .LLC
F,, l v; --=


3001 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach
941-778-6849
Toll Free: 1-800-778-9599


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


7803 18TH AVE. N.W.

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BY OWNER Completely remodeled 4BR/2BA with large pool and fenced
yard. Exclusive northwest Bradenton neighborhood near the mouth of the
Manatee River. All new kitchen cabinets and appliances, new flooring, win-
dows and yard, plus much more! Reduced from $299,900 to $269,900.
Cal 95125or 55-075


"I caught these off
a local seawall!
Want to know how?"


$195,000. Longboat
condo/villa? Beautiful
beach access, two
pools, tennis courts,
exercise room, new
clubhouse. I'll pay
your boat-dock bill
($6/month)!
Are you looking for something
special? Call Janet today!
JANET KAY mccallie
Cell (941) 737-7141


Toll Free (866) 391-0300

KEgIER WIUAMS
R t A L T T


515 83rd St.
Holmes Beach
No fish story here...
merely the most fantastic,
generous waterview on
the Island. 200ft. of new
recap curves around 3BR.
Investor value, hypnotic
spot... come look.
$1,177,000.___


JANET KAY mccallie
REALTOR"






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

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

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

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, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 807-
1015.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

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

DON'T FORGET The Islander has "mullet T-
shirts and Duffy's Tavern "stuff". Stop in our of-
fice at 5404 Marina Drive,' Homes Beach.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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 Alien Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

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

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


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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.

FEBRUARY-MARCH: -Cancellation. Vacation &
season. Private Beach. Walk to evierythihg. 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.


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

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.

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

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

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

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

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.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.
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.

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. $3,500/month. 778-
3645.

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land since 1992.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED rentals. Holmes Beach,
two blocks to beach, two 1BR 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/1BA, completely're-
modeled, washer/dryer, iaiiaibtio.for April, May,:
June and on. $1,000/month. Taking reservaiine-fer. -
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.

SEASONAL BRADENTON BEACH rental. Immaculate
2BR/2BA home, walk to beach, boat slip. computer with
Internet access, cable, laundry, screened patio, garage.
All new furnishings, appliances and flooring. Call (863)
683-6869 for prices and availability.

PRESTIGIOUS PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA
beach or tennis court condos. Heated pool and
Jacuzzi, recreation room with kitchen, saunas,
baths. Seasonal rentals, two-week minimum. De-
tails, 778-6322.

URGENT! Due to selling all my listings and a high
volume of buyers, I neec properties to sell. Please
contact me: Suzanne Wilson, 962-0971, Island Va-
cation Properties, LLC, 778-6849.

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.



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ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA spacious Holmes Beach apart-
ment with great storage. Yard. Paved parking. $650/
month. Call 778-0405.
FEBRUARY, APRIL. Holmes 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.

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.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.
SEASONAL RENTAL nine houses to beach. Walk
to everything, updated throughout. 2BR/1BA, back
deck, grill, VCR, dishwasher. $400-$700/week;
$1,500-$2,700/month. Pets negotiable. 778-2677 or
730-8339.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA townhouses. Tile floors,
washer/dryer, sun deck, Gulfviews, steps to Gulf.
Two available, $795 and $825/month. Call 758-1899
or (203) 417-2331.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach fully fur-
nished, queen bed, $1,400/month, now through
April. Call 778-2833.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: Ground+floor, well-
furnished, clean duplex. 2BR/2BA, close to beach,
pool, utilities included. Non smoking, no pets.
$2,250/month. 778-9576.

SPACIOUS WATERFRONT, upper, sundeck, dock.
Panoramic view, Key West-style. 2BR/2BA, washer/
dryer. Pet consid~r -.d. 7ro-U349.

VACATION RENTAL: Hatteras Village. Spectacular
view, Pamlico Sound. Walk to Atlantic beach. 2BR/
2BA. Deep-water boat dock for your boat. This
house is new, be the first to use it! 778-7556.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, furnished, in-
cludes utilities, washer/dryer. Available March 1,
2003, and all of 2004 season. $1,500/month. Call
Tampa (813) 949-6891 or Anna Maria 778-9632.
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.
PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA private
home. Carpeted, huge deck overlooking beautiful
beach on North Shore Drive. Available March 1-17,
weekly. (813) 920-5595.
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.


ANNUAL: Completely remodeled furnished 1BR/
1BA ground-level unit in Holmes Beach. $625/
month. Valerie Kruse, Wagner Realty, 778-2246.

3BR WATERFRONT: Enjoy a fantastic view from
huge living/dining area, floor to ceiling windows,
plus 30-by-12-foot. screened deck, fronting beach,
bay and park just steps away. unfurnished annual
in north Anna Maria. Call 748-5334 for details.
TWO ALL NEW renovated 2BR, plus third bedroom/
den. Up and downstairs duplexes. Both sleep eight.
Available first and third weeks of March, 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.
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL ON ANNA MARIA
MAY 1, 2003 April 30, 2004. Novelist seeks inspi-
rational setting to finish book. 3BR/2BA or master
plus two office areas. Washer/dryer or hook-ups,
furnished or unfurnished, covered parking a plus.
Spacious, near beach. Married couple, no children.
Contact Michelle Creveling at e-mail:
mcreveling@npxinc.com or call (216) 570-6582.
ANNUAL RENTAL Large two-story townhouse,
beautiful, across from beach view. 2BR/3BA,
heated pool. Available April 15. Call owner, 545-
6118 or 792-6029. $1,175/month.
1BR/1BA CONDO in Holmes Beach on Gulf.
Ground-floor, unfurnished, pool. $850/month. Smith
Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED beach rental. 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer. $800/month, water included. 778-
0292 or 650-3552.

MARTINIQUE NORTH GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA,
garage, pool, tennis. Exceptional Gulf view, one-
month minimum. Available March 1! 779-2701 or
(608) 332-9272.

2BR/1BA CONDO in Cortez, on canal. Furnished,
$850/month. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED Holmes Beach, 2BR/
1BA plus home office. Steps to beach, lanai, no
pets, non smoking. $850/month, first, last, security.
Call 778-7665.
2BR/2BA HOUSE in Holmes Beach, on canal.
$1,400/month. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
AVAILABLE MARCH 1: 2BR/2BA, across from
beach. Covered parking, washer/dryer, garbage
pick-up included. $850/month. 778-5098.
1BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach. Close to
beach, $700/month. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Gulfview 1BR/1BA, $645/
month; Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA with washer/dryer
hook-ups $875/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Es-
tate, 778-2307 for details.


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HOLMES BEACH CANCELLATION: 2BR duplex,
immaculate, fully furnished, central air, cable, dish-
washer, microwave, washer/dryer, garage, bal-
cony. Three minutes to beach. March-April $1,800/
month; May-Oct. 31, $825/month, plus utilities. Call
778-6310.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Available February and March
2003. Weekly and monthly available starting at $750/
week. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, fenced yard, walk to
Gulf and bay, close to shopping. Bradenton Beach.
$950/month. Call 779-1161.
ANNUAL ISLAND TRIPLEX 2BR/1BA, available
March 1, 2003. Central heat and air conditioning.
New appliances. Short walk to beach. Some utilities
included. First, last and security deposit required.
778-1193.
KEY ROYALE 2004 seasonal. Impeccable canalfront
heated-pool home. 2BR/2BA, gorgeous paver terrace
overlooking water. High standards. Earlybird savings.
(863) 712-7847. View at: www.vrbo.com/18876.htm
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH Immaculate 2BR/
2BA elevated home. Tastefully decorated, steps to
the beach and trolley stop. Large sun deck. Garage/
carport, washer/dryer, cable included. $2,400/month.
Call (813) 685-8506.
NORTH SHORE DRIVE 759. Vacation rental open
house, Saturday and Sunday, 2-4. Unique charm at
Gulfside. 2BR/2BA. Reserve for 2003 and 2004. Co-
op agents welcome. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-2307 for information.
ALMOST ON THE BEACH Vacation rental. Lovely
1 BR duplex available March and April due to cancel-
lation. Call 778-5120.


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


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

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

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.

KEY ROYALE: Spacious 3BR/3BA fully updated!
Laundry room, screened lanai, boat dock. $625,000.
779-2022. No solicitors. Open house 1-4 pm Sun-
day, Feb. 23. 620 Dundee, Holmes Beach.
BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT in prestigious
northern Anna Maria. Direct bay access, no bridges.
Quiet cul-de-sac. 75-by-151-foot lot (11,350 sq.ft.)
516 Kumquat. For sale by owner, $419,000. E-mail:
OliverZorn@web.de
HOUSE FOR SALE by owner, Riverview Boulevard
location. Ceramic tile floors, 3BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage. Immediate occupancy. $229,000. Accepting
offers. Call 795-7154.
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.
BAY BEAUTY Two-years old, custom 3BR/2BA
home, large deck overlooking water, boat docks and
more. $260,000. Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 55-plus:
778-7197.


WATERFRONT MOBILE HOME for sale. Pines Trailer
Park, Bradenton Beach. Asking $55,000. Call 778-3888.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND grand canal 2,400-sq.ft. home. 2-
3BR/2BA with washer/dryer in large utility room. Two-car
garage, new tile floors and seawall with 3,000-lb. davits.
$589,000. Call 778-5186.

DUPLEX IN Holmes Beach. Current owner will lease
back long term. All the tax benefits of income property
without the headaches. Call Tom at 779-2217.

PERICO BAY CLUB: By owner, spectacular view, Palma
Sola bayfront, 2BR/2BA. New in 2001: laminate floors,
appliances, extended kitchen cabinets and countertop.
$270,000.792-9200.
THERE IS ONLY ONE condo complex in the city of Anna
Maria! Most likely never anymore! Very nice, 2BR/1BA
upstairs unit. Walk to three restaurants and piers. Boat
dock, canal view, good neighbors. $295,000 now price
going up on April 1, 2003. Call owner, (770) 889-2887.
GULF-BAY RENOVATED mid-rise rarely available 2BR/
2BA unit. Pristine, turnkey fumished and Gulf views.
$449,900. Weekly rentals possible. Latitude 27 Realty,
744-2727.

CANAL LOT 75X139 for sale by owner. 240 Willow Ave.,
Anna Maria. Will consider financing. Call (423) 639-5797
or e-mail slowkt@xtn.net

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS condo 2BR/2BA sec-
ond-floor end- unit with water view, southern exposure,
fumished. $298,000. Call 779-1518.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at beau-
tiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island, Trinidad in the Car-
ibbean. 1,694 square feet. Excellent rental market. Ask-
ing $229,000, apprauitd 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 of-
fer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
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Water's Edge #110N ....... $759,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ..... $409,000
Tom Nelson 404 80th St................. $875,000
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516 Sanderling Cir.......... $245,900
634 Estuary ................. $210,000
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513 69th St. .................... $549,000
510 72nd St.................... $559,000
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Westbay Pt. Moorings #268 $389,000
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Bridgeport #113 ........... $269,900
Sunbow Bay #204........... $239,000
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Key West #100 ............... $439,000
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Across
1 Rock-bottom
6 Guards of mines,
in folklore
12 Figures on some
Egyptian relics
16 With the help of
19 "First ..."
(Washington)
20 Halogen salt
21 Making a big profit,
with "up"
23 Landmark near the
Arno
25 Fabled racer
26 Airport abbr.
27 Ice fishing tools
28 Anatomical duct
30 Kind of moment
31 Add-ons, of a sort
33 Solidify
34 Piggies
35 Baby naming, e.g.
36 Colleague of
Dana Carvey on
"S.N.L."
38 It follows April in Paris
41 Made cat calls
44 Edinburgh daily,
with "The"
46 Back
48 Have (know
someone)
49 Mazda model
50 It may be a sacrifice
52 Queue annoyance
53 Alborg native
54 Forbiddance
56 Port on the
Norwegian Sea
58 "What Kind of Fool

59 Welsh breed
60 Book before
Jeremiah: Abbr.
62 Hawaiian verandas
64 Weight of some trucks
66 16 of these are hidden


in the answer grid,
each reading left,
right, up, down or
diagonally in an
unbroken straight line
68 Tangled up
70 Actress Kazan
71 And the rest: Abbr.
72 Coloring
74 Merger partner of
1955: Abbr.
75 Entered
77 Orchestrate
79 Unable to decide
80 Part of a Latin trio
82 Smart one
84 Realizes
85 Flightless bird: Var.
86 Reason for some
medals
88 Revelations
90 Pants parts
91 Safe boat in a storm
92 Senescence
94 Crusading journalist
for the old New York
Sun
96 Periods containing
2-Downs
97 Spot
98 "Fates Worse Than
Death" autobiogra-
pher
102 Aleve alternative
105 One who may be
found at home
106 Track makers
108 Roxy Music
co-founder
109 Marx Brothers antics,
e.g.
111 Artist who hid 66-
Across in his
drawings
114 British unit equal to
14 pounds
115 "Who ?"
116 Part of ancient


Turkey
117 Promise
118 __ about (approxi-
mately)
119 Stirs up
120 Like bogs

Down'
1 Light purple
2 Month in which Jose
Marti was born
3 Hugo, e.g.
4 Juan
5 Like some salts
6 Response to a
double entendre
7 Class reminders
8 Must, e.g.
9 Gullets
10 Printemps follower
11 Automats lack them
12 of Parliament
13 Street caution
14 Someone
15 Glossy fabrics
16 The last Pope Urban
17 many words
18 Ripening agent
22 Votes in Quebec
24 Van Gogh's "
Etoilee a St. Remy"
29 Gentle as
32 Castle in a
ballroom
33 Made more money
34 Series of
underpasses
36 Words of denial
37 Paint without trying
to stay within the
lines, say
38 Economist's
statistic
39 Uris hero Ben
Canaan
40 Addition to an I.R.A.:
Abbr.
41 Furious with


42 45-Down cover
43 Romp
44 Tell all
45 See 42-Down
47 Make small
adjustments in
49 Port on the Gulf of
Lion
51 Under state?
54 "La Isla __"
(Madonna song)
55 Fed. govt. supplies
distributor
57 No-see-um
59 Fifth state to join
the Union: Abbr.
61 Rubbernecking
63 Big do


Connect
"Give __ rest"
Normal state of muscle
tissue
Resting places
Grant criterion, often
Maids' supplies
It may be present
Big name in 50's
Hollywood
Ruin
Cave (warning)
Met
Cell features
Warm feeling
Continued
gomo banquotc
WMere the U.S. Cong. is


96 Galatea's love
98 Phileas Fogg's
creator
99 Actress Davis
100 Dark
101 NBC staple
102 Russia/Ukraine's
Sea of
103 Second introduction?
104 From the top
105 Addict
106 One of TV's
Huxtables
107 Insurer's focus
110 -Cat
112 Fortune
113 Other side
Answer- in; this issue.


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