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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 16 Feb. 26, 2003 FREE


Planners


recommend


height hike
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board voted at
its Feb. 24 meeting to approve recommending a vari-
ance request for the height of a new home to be 42 feet,
five feet above the city's current 37-foot limit, for Jim
DePorre of North Shore Drive.
The 5-1 vote, however, did not come easily.
The variance was only approved because the re-
cently adopted Florida building code apparently re-
quires new homes built west of the Coastal Construc-
tion Control Line to have the first floor elevation 18
feet above the crown of the nearest road, rather than 14
feet as required by the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Authority.
Contractor Brent Whitehead argued he could not
build a suitable home of two floors of living space with
only 19 feet to work within if he had to start 18 feet
above the road and end at 37 feet. Such a house would
have a flat roof and look out of place along North Shore
Drive, he said.
Board member Charles Canniff said he was op-
posed to building houses higher and higher in a city
known for its small town atmosphere, but voted for the
variance because of the state requirements.
The motion approving the variance, however, also
asked City Attorney Jim Dye to determine if the city
can allow DePorre to start the first floor 14 feet above
the crown of the road, as stated by FEMA and the city's
own ordinance.
If Dye's research finds the Florida building code
language is simply a recommendation, contractor Brent
Whitehead said he'll amend the elevation for the first
floor at the 14-foot height.
The board's variance approval now goes to the city
commission for final approval.
PLEASE SEE HEIGHT, PAGE 4


Gardener's


operators sued


for $176,000
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The operators of J.C. Gardener's restaurant, for-
merly located at Bridgewalk Resort in Bradenton
Beach, who are now operating the Sea Horse Restau-
rant in Cortez, have been sued by Sysco Food Services
of Palmetto for S 176,538.
The lawsuit claims that Graham and Marian Gar-
dener individually and their company, Gulfside Restau-
rants Inc., owe Sysco the money.
The Gardeners gave Sysco personal guarantees for
any indebtedness "incurred on behalf of Gulfside,"
according to Sysco.
Sysco also said in its lawsuit that Gulfside gave
them a $3,000 check in November 2002 that was re-
PLEASE SEE GARDENER'S, PAGE 4


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Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Another height

variance requested

in Holmes Beach
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment is
scheduled to hear a request for a height variance
for Frank Davis Jr.'s property at 5622 Gulf Drive
Thursday, Feb. 27.
Davis is requesting a height of 41 feet from the
crown of the road to the ridge of the roof of a new
four-unit dwelling planned for the property.
The request for the five-foot increase is the
same height as one granted to Patrick McConnell,
property owner at 3716 Gulf Drive, last Novem-
ber by the board of adjustment.
The variance request is needed to compensate
for new state regulations that require the dwelling
to have a base elevation of 19.2 feet above sea
level, because the property is seaward of Florida's
Coastal Construction Control Line.
Prior to March 1. 2002, regulations allowed a
base elevation of 14 feet.
Davis is also requesting a side-yard setback of
10 feet rather than the required 15 feet to accom-
modate installation of a bay window on the second
floor of the residence.
The board of adjustment will meet at 9 a.m. in
city hall chambers.


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DEP opposes

Perico Harbor

Marina dredging,

for now
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Round one of the battle between Perico Harbor
Marina and environmentalists over expansion of the
marina and dredging of the sea bottom at the marina's
Perico Island location goes to the environmentalists.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion said it cannot recommend approval of an applica-
tion by owners of the Perico Harbor Marina to dredge
approximately 7.47 acres of bottomland at the marina
to create a 188-wet-slip marina out of the present 240-
dry-slip facility.
At least, it can't make a recommendation "at this
time," said DEP Southwest District Environmental
Administrator Bob Stetler.
"The project does not appear to be clearly in the
public interest," said Stetler in a letter to Ray McLarey
of Perico Harbor Marina, and "may have an adverse
impact on the Florida manatee."
Stetler also said the applicant has not provided the
DEP with any alternatives to reduce the adverse im-
pacts of dredging on the shallow water estuarine sys-
tem within the existing marina basin.
"In summary, staff cannot recommend approval
of your project as proposed," said Stetler, but this is
only a "preliminary evaluation" and not final agency
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE


Cortezian found


dead in Gulf
The body of Cortez fisherman Craig "Dutch" Lutz
was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico about four
miles off Lido Key around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
25, following a search by the U.S. Coast Guard and
some Cortez fishermen.
A USCG spokesperson in Cortez said the Coast
Guard was contacted around 9:30 p.m. Monday by a
woman who said Lutz had gone crabbing and was
about three hours overdue.
A search was launched around 10 p.m., the spokes-
person said, with assistance from several Cortez com-
mercial fishermen.
Lutz's body was found by a Cortez fisherman, but
the boat was not recovered. "We did find some debris
in the water, but not the boat, and we are continuing the
search for the boat." the spokesperson said.
A truck and boat trailer belonging to Lutz were
found at the Bradenton Beach boat ramp.
The victim's body was turned over to the Sarasota
Medical Examiner and Florida Fish and Wildlife Com-
mission officers are investigating the incident.
The spokesperson added there was no evidence
found that a life jacket or other safety gear was on the
boat.
Lutz, of 4415 124th St. W. in Cortez, was about 50
years of age and a longtime commercial crab fisherman
and experienced boater, according to several Cortez
fishermen who knew Lutz.





PA6E '2 i'FEB. 26, 2003 M THE ISLANDER


Key Royale


Association


requests city


funds
The president of the Key Royale Homeowners As-
sociation has asked the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion to renew its willingness to provide money to help
irrigate medians along Key Royale Drive.
Last year the commission budgeted $5,000 to help
with the association's plans to install three water meters
to irrigate 13 adopt-a-spot medians along Key Royale
Drive.
The association is ready to install the meters and
has requested that the city make the funds that were not
used during the last budget year available now.
Association President Steve Snyder said the irriga-
tion system will not compromise water conservation
efforts and that drought resistant plants are being used
to beautify the medians.


The Anna Maria sound of music
Opera was presentedfor the second year at the performance Sunday by the Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra & Chorus. Guest artists were soprano Jennifer Hester-Sanchez, tenor Robert Lischetti and bass
Colman Reaboi. The "free offering" concert was another standing-room only "sellout" for the group with
more than 450 persons attending. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Perico dredging denied
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


action, he said.
Stetler said he was writing the letter at this stage of
processing the application "to allow you to assess fully
the further commitment of financial resources for de-
sign dependent on permit issuance."
But Stetler held out the proverbial carrot to Perico
Harbor by suggesting it "explore project alternatives"
that might limit or stop any of the adverse impacts
noted by the DEP.
In other words, the DEP might look more favor-
ably upon a new application that would significantly


reduce or eliminate the proposed amount of dredging.
One DEP suggestion was to maintain some dry storage
and reduce the number of requested wet slips.
"This staff assessment is preliminary and is de-
signed to assist in the review of the application prior to
final agency action," said Stetler. The DEP comments
"are not the final position of the department and may
be subject to revision pursuant to additional informa-
tion and further review," he concluded.
The application by Perico Harbor was opposed by a
number of environmental groups, including Save the
Manatee, ManaSota-88 and Save Anna Maria.
In addition, the National Marine Fisheries Ser-
vice and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also
objected to the proposal.


Although the original date for a DEP decision was
Dec. 28, 2002, Mark Petersen of the DEP's Tampa
office said no final determination has yet been given
the applicant because information and comment from
all concerned parties has not been received.
"It is still in the review phase," said Petersen.
Charles Schnepel of the U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers office in Tampa said Perico Harbor has indi-
cated it will submit a revised site plan with "major
modifications" that might gain approval of the DEP.
Until DEP makes a decision, said Schnepel, the
Corps will take no action on the permit applicaiton.
Efforts to reach McLarney or any Perico Harbor
Marina official for comment were unsuccessful by
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Lake LaVista water quality improving


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Water quality in Anna Maria's Lake LaVista
inlet is improving, according to tests performed
Feb. 19 at four locations around the inlet.
Public Works Director George McKay said
samples from three testing locations showed only
10 Coli Forming Units per 100 milliliters of water,
while the fourth location showed 30 CFU per 100
ml.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
maximum for good water quality is 35 CFU per
100 ml.
Testing began by the city Feb. 5 at four loca-
tions around Lake LaVista after the Manatee
County Environmental Health Department issued


a water quality advisory for the waters off Bayfront
Park.
Tests done on Feb. 12 found a 130 CFU level
at the Lake LaVista outlet to Tampa Bay and a 200
CFU level near the intersection of Hancock and Iris
streets.
Environmental Health Director Tom Larkin
requires a five-week test average before issuing any
advisory.
Once the five-week average is available,
Larkin will be asked to identify the problem and
discuss a cure, McKay said. With the high levels
found Feb. 12, McKay said the five-week average
is likely to be above EPA minimum standards.
The Bayfront Park advisory has since been
lifted by Larkin.


Veterans memorial proposal


quashed again on Island


It looks like there won't be any memorial to veter-
ans in Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners agreed last
week to affirm a position shared by officials in Anna
Maria City, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key to re-
quest Manatee County allow a memorial for veterans
at the top of a hill on Leffis Key.
The problem is that Manatee County Administra-
tor Ernie Padgett has said he would not favor the site
for a monument after members of the Audubon Soci-
ety objected to the proposed flagpole and occasional
ceremonies.
Audubon said a flagpole at the Leffis Key location
would disturb wildlife.
Padgett had proposed an alternate location just


south of Leffis Key for a monument, including a
lighted flagpole for 24-hour display of the American
flag. However, Island veterans Jim Kissick and Bob
DeVane objected to that location, as did the Bradenton
Beach City Commission.
"This started out as a small thing about four years
ago," Mayor John Chappie said. "All they wanted was
a 10-foot flagpole and a small bronze plaque. All the
Island elected officials were in agreement with us. Now
the county is saying there is no way a flagpole will ever
be on Leffis Key."
Kissick, who resigned as the Veteran's Council
project manager in November 2001, was a little more
vocal in his opposition to the alternate location.
"The entire project on Leffis Key was a Veteran's


THE ISLANDER-. FEB. 26, 2003 1 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Feb. 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
consent agenda, reports and updates, mayor's update
and announcement, appointment of deputy commission
chairperson, planning and zoning board recommenda-
tions, state retirement resolution, review of city hall
architect contract, review of city engineer contract,
Accord discussion, CIAC recommendations and pub-
lic comment.
March 4, 4:30 p.m., CIAC meeting.
March 5, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m., special city commission meeting.
March 4, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting on
code ordinance review.
March 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 27, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Feb. 26, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials metering, Bradenton Beach City Hall.


Council project with one purpose: to unite Island vet-
erans. The county's new proposal is a backstabbing
buyout to Island veterans and if it is built it will not be
an honor, it will be a dishonor."
City commissioners unanimously agreed to reaf-
firm the previous decision to have the veterans memo-
rial at Leffis Key rather than the alternate site, effec-
tively killing the project for lack of a compromise.


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BIEO hears drainage problem solutions


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Port St. Lucie public works department officials
traveled across the state Wednesday to tell the Coali-
tion of Barrier Island Elected Officials that drainage
problems on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key are
not insurmountable.
But the solution Port St. Lucie used may be a "hard
sell" to the public, said Larry Thacker, the Port St.
Lucie director of public works, because "It's going to
cost money."
Port St. Lucie uses a simple but cost-effective sys-
tem of 12-inch plastic pipes cut in half and placed in the
bottom of the drainage swales. These swalee liners"'
have a percolation system that allows the pipe to filter
the water as it heads to a pond, canal or bay. Some fil-
tered water is released back into the ground through the
swale liner, said Thacker.
The swale liners also trap large amounts of debris
that are easily removed from the swale, he said.
Thacker's department has installed about 500 miles
of swale liner in the city's 2,000-mile-long swale and
drainage system.
So far, there's a lot of public satisfaction since the
city began the program in the late 1980s.
The downside is cost.
Installation of the swale liner is only about $11 per
foot, said Thacker, but monthly maintenance raises the
cost to about $15 to $16 per foot, he said.
A city ordinance requiring homeowners to main-
tain the swales has been ineffective, requiring the PWD
to spend about $1 million annually to clean the swale
liners, he said.
Homeowners could clean the swale in about five
minutes each month, he said, but many don't bother.
While the swale liners have solved a lot of the
city's drainage problems, it's not the perfect nor the
cheapest system, said Thacker.
"It was a hard sell," he said, because the city com-
mission had to first approve the project, then pass an
annual assessment fee to fund the project. Currently,
homeowners pay a stormwater drainage fee of $105
annually, while owners of business property or vacant
lots pay less.
"It was a sell job at first to the citizens," said
Thacker. "The fee was not popular at first, but we were
steadfast in our approach."
"If you want a better quality of life, then this is
what we have to do," Thacker then told the Port St.
Lucie City Commission.
At that time, when the city's population was only
around 40,000 people, there were about 35 to 40 inter-
sections in the city that flooded regularly after a two-
inch rain, he said. That was more than 12 years ago.


No pipe dream
Dean Schuett, deputy director of the Port St. Lucie
Public Works Department, holds a section of swale
liner that the city uses to assist drainage. Schuett
and Port St. Lucie Public Works Director Larry
Thacker, in background, made a presentation Feb.
19 on potential drainage solutions to the Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Now, despite a population of more than 100,000
and the construction of numerous intersections during
the past decade, only a few streets flood after a heavy
rain and the water in those locations dissipates after a
few hours, he said.
"Our system is not perfect," he said. "It just works
for us and our water quality has improved." And the
drainage assessment is a quick way for a city to solve
the funding problem, he added.
But there are some things Island cities, and in par-
ticular Anna Maria, can do immediately and at little
cost to assist drainage, Thacker said.
He and his staff made a quick tour of Anna Maria
prior to the BIEO meeting and Thacker recommended
the city eliminate caps on culvert pipes that presently
have a grid on the end of the pipe.


Additionally, the city should clean out the silt
buildup in the pipes on a regular basis so the water will
flow, not back up. And get a good backhoe and opera- -
tor and use some sod along some of the swales, he sug-
gested.
Thacker said his department did the engineering
study on the swale liners that it presented to the Port St.
Lucie City Commission. The cost of that study could
be a problem for a small city such as Anna Maria, he
noted.
Thacker said he would send copies of his
department's drainage studies and the drainage assess-
ment fee structure to Anna Maria City Commissioner
Linda Cramer to disseminate to the BIEO. He also left
samples of the swale liner and some informational
video tapes with Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn.
Cramer had invited Thacker to speak to the BIEO
after learning from a Port St. Lucie city commissioner
how that city had solved its drainage problem.
Cramer said the Port St. Lucie system is an option
for the city to consider and she'll give all the relevant
data to Baskerville Donovan Inc., the city's just-hired
engineering firm, and the city's capital improvements
advisory committee.


Port St. Lucie

right-of-way

encroachment solution
Port St. Lucie has found a unique solution to the
problem of encumbrances on its rights of way, one that
Anna Maria and other Island cities might want to con-
sider.
Public Works Director Larry Thacker told the Coa-
lition of Barrier Island Officials at its Feb. 20 meeting
that his city "does not give easements" to individual
property owners who violate the right of way.
The city doesn't vacate a right of way and it
doesn't close or abandon a right of way to allow usage
by property owners.
Instead, Port St. Lucie issues property owners a
"revocable easement permit" that allows a right of way
violation "until the city, if and when, needs the ease-
ment back," said Thacker.
The fee for the permit is $200 and each permit is
case specific for a particular right-of-way encum-
brance.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said that idea of a
revocable permit is "very interesting," considering
right of way violations are an ongoing problem. She'll
discuss it with Commission Chairperson John Quam as
a possible agenda item at a city commission workshop.


Gardener's operators sued
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


turned by the bank for insufficient funds and it wants
this money back as part of the $176,000 claim.
The $176,000 appears to be for approximately
$22,000 in past-due food sales to Gulfside with the re-
mainder for restaurant equipment apparently sold to
Gulfside prior to J.C. Gardener's opening. The suit was
unclear on what the total represents.
A Sysco spokesperson said the company had no
further comment on the lawsuit. Efforts to reach
Sysco's attorney, Adam Mohammadbhoy, for further
comment were unsuccessful by press deadline.
The Gardeners were evicted from Bridgewalk in
early November after being open for less than five
months (The Islander, Nov. 20, 2002). Bridgewalk
LLC partners sued Gulfside for $46,826.39 in back rent
in October 2002 and a settlement was reached.
Angela Rodocker of Bridgewalk said she could not
comment on the settlement agreement.
Not to be outdone, RJS Enterprises Inc. of Pal-
metto, a restaurant consulting and equipment installa-
tion firm, won a judgment against Gulfside Inc. on Dec.
23, 2002, for $14,188.44 after the Gardeners failed to
pay for services and equipment provided prior to
Gardener's opening for business in June 2002.
Despite his apparent legal difficulties, however, Gra-
ham Gardener wasn't out of the restaurant business long.
In early February, less than three months after


Gulfside Restaurants Inc. got the Bridgewalk boot,
Gardener took over the Sea Horse Restaurant in
Cortez, about a mile from his former location at
Bridgewalk, operating it through a new company
called Gulfside Restaurants and Bars Inc.
That company was incorporated on Dec. 13, 2002,
according to the Florida Secretary of State's Web site.
The company's address is listed as 12012 Cortez Road
West in Bradenton, the same address as the Sea Horse
Restaurant. Graham Gardener is listed as principal
agent for the company.
Efforts to reach Graham Gardener for comment on
the Sysco suit were unsuccessful. His attorney did not
return phone messages asking for comment.
J.C. Gardener's opened to much fanfare in early
June, with its "Eurofusion" food concept and spectacu-
lar views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.
But the restaurant apparently had difficulty paying
rent and suppliers.
By Oct. 10, 2002, the restaurant was four months
behind in its lease, prompting the initial legal action by
Bridgewalk.
Gardener's, however, continued to operate even up
to and including Nov. 13, the day Bridgewalk's evic-
tion notice was served.
The Sysco lawsuit shows its last sale to Gardener's
was for $2,188.62 on Nov. 13, the same the day the
restaurant issued Sysco the check for $3,000 that was
eventually returned by the bank for insufficient funds.
Some restaurant staff complained Gardener's did
not pay them back wages when the restaurant closed.


Assistant Chef James Carnell alleged that
Gardener's refused to pay his past-due salary when the
restaurant was abruptly shut down Nov. 13 after Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office deputies delivered the evic-
tion notice, despite taking in $4,000 for a dinner party
held the previous weekend at the restaurant.
One Island restaurant owner who asked not to be
identified said the operation never really had time to
develop a local following, although the view and decor
were valuable amenities.
A new restaurant, The Sun House, operated by
Richard and Tess Horn, opened at Bridgewalk in early
February featuring a Caribbean and Island-style menu.
Richard Horn is the former manager of the Chart House
restaurant on Longboat Key.

Height limits on houses increase?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
But the city must still deal with its current 37-foot
height limit, said Canniff.
"This is just No. 1 in a long series of variances" for
higher and bigger homes in Anna Maria, he said. "The
city commission needs to address the issue and very
soon," he said.
The next round of variance requests will likely
come from the planned Villa Rosa subdivision on
South Bay Boulevard. Between 15 and 17 three-story
homes are planned for that project and construction on
all could easily involve a variance request for construc-
tion higher than the current 37-feet limit.





THE ISLANDER M FEB. 26, 2003 M PAGE 5


Heritage Day 2003: Our history alive


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Island's history will be the focus, but the
works of "a lifelong windjammer" will be the star of
Anna Maria Island Heritage Day Wednesday, March 5.
The Island's program will again this year kick off
Manatee County's March-long heritage observances. It
will be centered at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society's museum in Anna Maria City.
There will be some old standbys at the museum,
402 Pine Ave., and some new offerings in old. Every-
thing will be old, in fact, except the hearts of the vol-
unteers who are working the program.
The Belle Haven historical cottage is there, moved
now to the museum grounds awaiting restoration. Early
crafts will be demonstrated by Island artisans bas-
ketry, beadwork, painting, quilting and palm frond
crafts among them. Old-time videos can be viewed, and
early settlers bread will be available to those early
enough on the scene. The old barless, roofless jail will
offer a setting for photos of visitors in authentic jailbird
costumes.
But the main show this year will be a veritable his-
tory of broadcasting. It is provided by Bob Armstrong
of Holmes Beach, whose own history goes back to


early radio days: He operated a station at the highest
point in Ohio 50 miles from Columbus, in days when
elevation was vital.
He started coming here in the 1950s when "we
could rent a cabin on the Gulf for $4.50 a day, and
Busch Gardens admission was free and so was the beer,
but it cost you $2 to park your car." He later owned and
operated Haley's Motel.
He brings to the Heritage Day observance a collec-
tion of broadcast artifacts generations in the past.
There's a 1922 Atwater Kent receiver "on a bread-
board" which, he explained, is a board a couple of feet
long and eight inches wide and a rare instrument in-
deed. He thinks only 15 were built and the first one he
saw sank him for anything but radio.
That was in 1924 and he was a 3-year-old with
wide eyes and sharp ears. Someone put the headphones
on him "and I was hooked for life. I've been a wind-
jammer ever since, still am at heart."
There's also a 1924 Colvin Kennedy receiver in a
cabinet with five primitive 201-A tubes sticking out, he
said, with an early Magnavox speaker to go with it.
And then there's the 1936 Aztec Cathedral table
model, which may be the only one left anywhere of the
few manufactured.


And a Crosley table model made under the aus-
pices of Al Crosley Jr., of Manatee County's Crosley
Mansion fame. Armstrong said Crosley also built a
huge pre-World War II transmitter next door to what
subsequently became the Voice of America its
"acres of wire" were disassembled a few years ago.
Armstrong is particularly proud of his "rotary
spark gap transmitter," employing the same principle
Marconi used in the first-ever transatlantic transmis-
sion 100 years ago last year.
"I found it in an antique store here where it had sat
for years because nobody knew what it was," he said.
"The price was $20, which I hastily ponied up, and the
proprietor asked if I knew what it was and I reeled it off
- 'a rotary gap spark gap transmitter.' She said she
must have underpriced it, and I said maybe, but you
priced it and I've got it."
It is the only one of its kind that he knows of any-
where.
All this and more of our past is on display from 10
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Opinion
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Island traffic:
It could be worse
Sure, the traffic is awful this time of year. Aw-
ful on Anna Maria Island, awful on Longboat Key,
awful on the mainland anywhere this side of
Myakka.
It could be a lot worse, in an obverse kind of
way. There could be much less traffic, and that could
be very bad news for Islanders who depend on visi-
tors for a living. And for the rest of us who depend
on visitors to keep the economy rolling so we can
enjoy the things that the visitors help finance. Fine
restaurants, for example, and high real estate values
and all the infrastructure that part-timers' taxes help
finance.
But is it ever frustrating to idle along mile after
mile without being sure traffic will move along in
the next several minutes, or there's a wreck ahead
piling cars behind it both ways for who knows how
long, or, heaven forbid, the bridge is up. It's nearly
always just a case of gridlock too many cars for
one small road.
As Mr. Gilroy points out in his opinion letter to-
day, there must be a way to get some permanent re-
lief. He suggests a mainland-to-Longboat Key
bridge to give Longboaters a way off their island that
doesn't cram our way. Good idea, but not likely to
happen anytime soon. Bridges don't get less expen-
sive as time goes on and environmental impacts
won't likely decrease. And Longboat is not about to
welcome a bridge anywhere near its pricey homes.
It's been tried.
If the present high trolley ridership provides
fewer cars on the road, then the adverse effect is that
the trolley holds up long lines of cars loading and
unloading at its frequent north-south stops.
We really don't want fewer cars if it means a
lower economic level for all of us. We just want
them handled better. The only feasible way may be
to widen Island roads, and who would like to see that
short of transportation officials?
Or we could let the Island build up with condos
and magnify the current number of cars on the roads,
and few "true Islanders" would remain to complain.
It's seems much more rewarding and less nerve-
wracking to recount our blessings and include those
dollars on wheels among them. It's called making a
virtue of necessity.
Just hum a happy tune, such as Jimmy Buffett's
"Volcano."


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Stop coddling Longboat
Without exaggeration, on Saturday, Feb. 22, the
automobile traffic on Gulf Drive heading south was
bumper to bumper from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The north-
bound traffic was half as bad.
People coming to Anna Maria from Bradenton
were backed up to 75th Street for the same time period.
I am sure the air quality on Anna Maria fell at least 50
points.
Instead of wrangling about a skateboard park or
parking or whatever, our elected officials should be
writing or visiting our state lawmakers and telling them
to stop coddling their big money backers on Longboat
Key and to start breaking ground for a bridge from
Bradenton to Longboat NOW.
This Island cannot long sustain this assault on our
roads, our air and our residents.
And while our mayors are lobbying for the bridge they
should try to convince the Island's business people,
churches and charities not to schedule so many events
on the same day.
John Gilroy, Bradenton Beach

Complaints a hoax
I recently saw a brief TV news clip which featured
one of your citizens attempting to make the case for more
restrictive parking around beach access walkways. The
lady who was interviewed next to her property on North
Shore Drive was complaining about visitors who used and
abused the walkway next to her home.
The complaints were the standard items: Assorted
litter, noise and trespassing. She claimed that beach
visitors ignored the fenced walkway adjacent to her
property and even disregarded a chain on her driveway
as they marched through her yard on their way to Bean
Point.
I found it interesting that this lady was not making
a statement about parking there is no parking in
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clear that she didn't want to be bothered with the incon-
siderate visitors to Bean Point who allegedly violated
her privacy and property.
The citizens of Anna Maria who are trying to
eliminate out-of-towners from "their" beaches do so
because of an annoyance factor and not because of any
accumulation of evidence that beachgoers are, indeed,
violating Anna Maria ordinances. In fact, the number
of annoyances suffered by beachfront residences is
highly questionable.
I would urge you to check the number of com-
plaints filed against inconsiderate beachgoers by water-
front dwellers. You may be surprised to find out that
there has not been a single complaint by the "priva-
teers" about littering, noise, public displays of genita-
lia or trespassing in the past 10 years.
The truth is, their descriptions of a plethora of of-
fenses by beachgoers is simply a hoax designed to
make "their" beaches private.
Ed Siemaszko, Bradenton


Check the trash
This is a response to the letter "A more positive
way" which mentioned trash on the beach. As a Turtle
Watch volunteer and resident of Anna Maria who
walks the beach on a daily basis I can assure you that
the stories about the litter on the beach are not made up.
The suggestion "policing area/picking up trash by
volunteers" has already been done for years and years.
Hardly a single day goes by that I do not pick up some
sort of garbage if it is "only" a cigarette stub or small
plastic wrapper.
For all those that still have their doubts: I invite you
to join me (us) for our daily morning walks at 6:30 a.m.
during turtle season, starting May 1. Please bring a
garbage bag and gloves in case you do not like to touch
nasty things like soiled diapers and condoms with your
bare hands.
Sybille Petereit, Anna Maria City







Don't just sit there
By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
2003 will mark the 27th year of wife Sarah's and
my return to the United States after spending six-plus
years in Japan on business. Still, people often ask what
it was like to live there. What comes first to mind is the
respect I had back then and still have for the ingenuity
the Japanese apply in getting the most possible use out
of the little bit of space they have to work with.
Like you don't see any sprawling lawns surround-
ing their homes. And, because they don't have lawns,
they don't need the space to store the mowers or spray
cans and chemicals required to fight fire ants and crab-
grass.
You need take only one ride on a Tokyo subway to
find that they don't waste space there, either. And while
on those subways you are safe from pickpockets, be-
cause you won't have space even to put your own
hands in your own pockets.
And wasn't it the Japanese who figured out how
to make calculators so small that you could put them
in your wallet and radios you could fit in your
pocket?
On the other hand, I had little respect in the begin-
ning for how they used their time. Business meetings,
for instance, went on for hours and often ended up with
only a decision on when to hold the next meeting.
But then one day I read an article in a Tokyo pa-
per that changed my mind completely about that.
It was the news that a Japanese paper maker had
started the manufacture of rolls of toilet paper with
English lessons on them.
The first rolls produced according to the news
story were to have six English words, and the com-
pany was planning to come up with 13 new words each
month. "Regular" customers, the story said, would be
able to tear off as many at 800 words the first year.
Obviously, "irregular" customers would learn fewer.
Right away I was anxious to find out what the cho-
sen words were. That was because in every Japanese
language lesson I tried, the first words taught were
"Kore wa hon desu," which in English means "This is
a book."


I was instantly afraid that the toilet paper lessons
might start with the same sentence. If it did, and if a
Japanese saw "This is a book" written on his toilet pa-
per, Lord knows what he might think America's Book
of the Month Club sent its members. Or what he might
do if you lent him any of your books. He might think,
I worried, that our books were Western-style toilet
paper and treat them accordingly.
Anyway, I couldn't find any rolls in the store that
day, and there was nobody at the manufacturer when I
called who could speak English. What also concerned
me for the success of this particular teaching method
was the obvious male chauvinistic concern that women
would probably pick up more words each month than
men.
I could also see the language schools in Japan
moving from laboratories to lavatories.
I wasn't back then, nor am I now, one to pooh-
pooh an idea like this. After all, it was a means to an
end. But I was nevertheless sure it wouldn't work.
That's because the dog we had over there was trained
on a Tokyo newspaper and never did speak a word of
Japanese.


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y=2x + 6 are: (-4, -2), (-3, 0), (-2, 2), (-1, 4), (0, 6), (1,
8). Note: -5 and 10 are not values for x or y because
they are not 'between' -5 and 10.
3. Susy has the higher median value test score (90
to 89).
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FAG'E 8 M.FEB. 26, 2003 I THE ISLANDER


City engineer: Solve 'easy' drainage problems


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Political considerations and lack of both a city en-
gineer and capital improvements advisory committee
have allowed Anna Maria's drainage problems to go
unsolved for years.
But the times they are a'changing.
Keith Jensen of Baskerville Donovan Inc., the
city's newly hired engineering firm, presented the
newly formed capital improvements advisory commit-
tee with a preliminary drainage research report at the
CIAC's Feb. 20 meeting and suggested there were sev-
eral projects that could be done immediately and at
minimal expense to the city.
Level 1 projects, said Jensen, are those that will
cost less than $25,000 and can begin almost immedi-
ately.
Those include drainage problems on Hammock
Road, Archer Way, North Shore Drive and Willow
Avenue, South Drive and Chilson Avenue, the BDI
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4, at Bradenton Christian School, 3304 43rd St. W.,
Bradenton. "Just visit this rehearsal and join in," said
a spokesperson.
Anna Maria Islanders who already sing with the
group are Ellen Linsley, Judy McClarren, Marge
Malin, Diana Milesko, Jeanette Rothberg, Marilyn
Shirley and Doris Willis. Rothberg and McClarren said
they would welcome inquiries at 778-5499 or 779-
1416.
Deep voices are needed by the Sweet Adelines.


Level 2 and 3 projects, which will require further
research and planning "to derive cost feasible solutions
that will not result in adverse impacts downstream of
existing deficiency sites" include locations on North
Shore Drive, Bay Boulevard, Gladiolus Street,
Alamanda Road and Rose Street, Poinsettia Road and
Fern Street, Spring Avenue and the Sandbar restaurant,
said BDI.
Level 2 projects will each cost between $25,000
and $100,000, BDI estimated, while a Level 3 project
would cost in excess of $100,000.
But there was some good news on the financial
scene.
Mayor SueLynn said if the CIAC wants to start
some of the projects in the BDI report, there is some
money in the city reserves for uninitiated projects ap-
proved in prior budgets. That's about $200,000, she
said.
The CIAC decided upon an action plan that in-
cludes initiating all Level 1 drainage projects within 60
days.


The repaving of Tarpon and Oak, with funding al-
ready in the 2003-04 budget, will have to wait while
BDI studies the drainage problem on those streets, but
that's the second item on the action list.
"They won't be first out of the gate," said Jensen,
"because we need to identify the drainage problem.
You can't do repaving without drainage," he said. The
CIAC agreed.
BDI will also initiate funding strategies for capital
improvements through its "funding expert." Strategies
include a variety of grants and funds for such projects,
Jensen said. "There's a lot of money out there," he said,
you just have to know where to look.
The CIAC will also begin discussing Level 2 and
Level 3 projects for its five-year capital improvements
plan at future meetings, but just "getting started" is the
main objective, said CIAC chairperson Larry Alberts.
Sandbar restaurant owner Ed Chiles attended the
meeting and said he was glad the city was going for-
ward with a plan to solve drainage and paving prob-
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In Anna Maria, some citizens are waiting for relief


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some residents along Jacaranda Street and North
Shore Drive in Anna Maria were promised a resolution by
the Anna Maria City Commission three months ago to
"close" the city's alleyway between the two streets as a
solution to the problem of right-of-way encumbrances that
have been ongoing for years, the residents claimed.
But no resolution has yet been brought before the
city commission since Jacaranda Street resident Gary
Perez proposed the closure at the commission's Nov.
21 meeting.
The Perezs wanted to build a pool in their backyard
last year, but ran into the problem of encroachment of
the 10-foot-wide alleyway behind their home when
they went through the proper building permit proce-
dures (The Islander, Aug. 21, 2002).
Rather than ask the city to vacate the alleyway,
Gary Perez thought closing the alleyway would be the
solution.
Perez and wife Donna are disappointed with the
city's failure to take action, to say the least, particularly
since the city has ignored the numerous right-of-way
violations currently existing along the alleyway caused
by other residents.
"My husband and I are very disappointed and frus-
trated with the government of Anna Maria," wrote
Donna Perez to Mayor SueLynn on Feb. 11.


"We were led to believe that a draft was being
made up by the city attorney to make the alleyway us-
able to the residents on it, just like on Tarpon and
Crescent's alleyway (sic), which would allow us to put
a fence in the middle of the 10-foot alleyway. What has
happened to this draft?" she said.
"One year ago, we took the advice of an Anna
Maria public official, the building inspector, and fol-
lowed his direction in planning our pool. Based on his
direction, we took a loan for the project and have been
blindly led by the governing board of Anna Maria for
the past year, resulting in money thrown away on in-
terest for this loan. George admitted that he misled us.
"We have gone through proper channels," said
Perez. "We have followed rules, even when the rules
were not even made clear to us. We have been courte-
ous, patient and polite through the entire process. We
have been led down the wrong path countless times,"
she said.
Even asking the "people who should know" what
the right procedures were to get the pool have come to
no avail, and "still we find ourselves without a pool,
paying interest on a loan for the project for the past year
as the saga dragged on, and an alleyway that is com-
pletely useless to us, yet continuing to be used by oth-
ers tax free," she claimed.
"We did do everything we could," said Perez, and
"we did not drop the ball."


The Perez's want to use five feet of the alleyway
as part of the 10-foot setback to put in their pool, and
a number of residents have already "built and put in
structures within the setback." The pool would still be
on their property, although it would be only five feet
from the property line.
"We feel if we are not granted this request, we are
being discriminated against. We shouldn't have to go
through the rigorous process of a variance. We've been
through all of this before with the city. It's a nightmare,
to say the least."
The Perezs don't feel they are a part of Anna
Maria. "We feel our voice isn't even heard, especially
not at the meetings with certain other mouths con-
stantly voicing their negative opinions.
"We are only asking for what everyone else on this
alleyway has already been enjoying for countless
years," said Perez.
"I have all the documentation that shows that the
utility departments and cable and fire, police, etc., have
no use and will have no future use for this alleyway."
The letter concluded by asking the mayor to help
solve the issue.
SueLynn said she will suggest that the city com-
mission return to this as an agenda item at a commis-
sion meeting in the very near future and she will con-
tact City Attorney Jim Dye to determine the status of
the resolution prior to that meeting.


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Eneo Moroni of Holmes Beach got a big celebration for his 80th birthday, courtesy of wife Marilyn and friends, including 50 flamingos provided by Flamingos at
Large. His native village in Italy was occupied by Nazis, then given to Yugoslavia and he came to the United States as a refugee, earning a doctorate in chemistry and
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Commission may want McKay as building 'resource'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners at their Feb. 20
workshop expressed an interest in returning Public
Works Director George McKay to his former duties as
the city's building official, but only as a "resource" in
combination with the current use of Holmes Beach
building officials by the city.
Before any final decision, however, Commissioner
Chuck Webb said the city has to be "absolutely clear"
that McKay's provisional license allows him to act as
an unsupervised building official.
Webb, an attorney, said he will research state stat-
utes for the commission, but he may not have an answer
by the commission's regular meeting Feb. 27.
Commission Chairman John Quam gave commis-
sioners four possible options to solve the city's current
lack of a building official.
Commissioners were in general agreement that the
preferred option was to increase McKay's annual sal-
ary by $8,000 to act as the city's primary "resource" for
minor building inspections and plan reviews, but con-
tinue using Holmes Beach officials for major inspec-
tions and other duties.
Quam estimated that option would cost the city


about $47,000 annually, while hiring a separate build-
ing official would cost nearly $80,000. Hiring a part-
time building official would cost the city around
$40,000 annually, while using Holmes Beach exclu-
sively for building official duties and having McKay
only for advice on issues would cost about $44,000
each year, he said.
The city has been without its own building official
since last August when the Florida Department of Busi-
ness and Professional Regulation told Mayor SueLynn
to remove McKay as the city's building official be-
cause he had never been granted a temporary license.
McKay was subsequently granted a three-year
temporary building official license by the DBPR in
December 2002, but has not been rehired by the city.
Webb said his concern was if McKay could act as
a building official without supervision and that his tem-
porary license says he is a code administrator.
Quam said Holmes Beach Building Official Joe
Duennes, who is state licensed, told him that a code
administrator is the same thing as a building official,
but Webb said he was "not comfortable making a de-
cision" without researching the issue.
McKay said even if he's brought back as a build-
ing official, the city would still need Holmes Beach


services because he is extremely busy as the public
works director and will be even busier the next few
years dealing with the city's capital improvements and
the comprehensive-plan review.
The issue was tabled to the commission's March
workshop while Webb conducts research.

Lake LaVista pollution
McKay said that following recent water-quality
advisory alerts issued by the Manatee County Environ-
mental Health Department for the waters off Bayfront
Park, he and Mayor SueLynn have been trying to de-
termine the source of the pollution.
Testing began Feb. 5 at four locations around Lake
LaVista and the results showed only "moderate" and
"acceptable" levels of fecal matter bacteria.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ac-
ceptable level is 35 Coli Forming Units of bacteria per
100 milliliters of water.
But testing on Feb. 12 found a 130 CFU level at the
Lake LaVista outlet to Tampa Bay and a 200 CFU level
near the intersection of Hancock and Iris streets.
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Cortez resident Joe Kane said he and other volun-
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p.m. Sunday, March 2, at both ends of the Cortez
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Kane said the group has been busy calling a num-
ber of people to participate, but anyone can show up to
march.
Marchers will be provided with signs, or they can
bring their own appropriate sign for peace, or no war
with Iraq, Kane said.
The demonstration should last about an hour, he
said.
"We plan to walk peacefully on the pedestrian
crossing of the bridge, then walk back," Kane said.
Kane said he organized a similar march for peace
prior to the 1991 Gulf War at which approximately 100
people participated.
Kane can be reached at 795-7370.

Gospel quartet to sing
The gospel quartet "4 R King" will appear in con-
cert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Island Bap-
tist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
At the free public presentation the quartet will feature
"traditional and contemporary gospel music with close
harmonies and toe-tapping rhythm," said a church spokes-
person.
Further information is available at 778-0719.

Home, garden tour is Saturday
on Longboat Key
Four residences, the new town hall and gardeners
sharing expertise will be highlights of the 27th annual
Longboat Key Garden Club home and garden tour Sat-
urday, March 1.
The tour will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Homes open
for the tour are those of Natalie Buchman, 3527 Fair
Oaks Lane, Queens Harbor; Anna and Tom Wisnom,
2067 Harbor Links Drive, Bay Isles; Jim Hicks and
Rosann Morrison, 6541 Gulfside Road; and Wendy
and Tom Hand, 701 Broadway.
The new addition to the Longboat Key Town Hall,
501 Bay Isles Road, will be open for inspection, and hor-
ticultural experts will be at Bicentennial Park at mid-key.
Tickets at $12 may be purchased at any of the homes
during the tour or may be bought in advance on Anna
Maria Island at AMI West at Alexis Plaza, 9801 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, or Dee's Boutique, 3324 East Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Proceeds will go to the garden club's scholarship fund
for college students in gardening fields; Longboat beau-
tification; gardening books for the key library; and schol-
arships to Camp Wekiva, nature camp for youngsters.
Further information is available at 383-3659.

Water testing continues
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tal Health Director Tom Larkin wants to see the five-
week average of tests, McKay said.
Once those results are in, Larkin will be asked to
identify the problem and discuss a cure, McKay said.
McKay's view is that upland drainage into Lake
LaVista is the cause. "It's really just a glorified reten-
tion pond and is not flushing enough," he said.

Rules of procedure
The commission agreed to use Roberts Rules of
Order to conduct city business, but with some modifi-
cations.
Commissioners also agreed to allow public com-
ment after city commission comments and a motion,
and before a commission vote.
Public comment at commission work sessions will
be at the discretion of the commission.

Skateboard parll
Commissioners asked City Attorney Jim Dye to
add Anna Maria as a "named insured" to the insuranceC
policy purchased by Holmes Beach for the planned
skateboard park in that city.
Commissioner Tom Aposporos suggested adding
a "hold harmless" section for Anna Maria to the pro-
posed interlocal agreement regarding the park because
Holmes Beach will be handling the day-to-day opera-
tions of the facility, not Anna Maria.
Dye said he will discuss the changes with Holmes
Beach and return a finalized interlocal agreement to the
commission.


For 'chair-ity'
Sculptor Barbara Harrison recycled this chair into
art to benefit the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center
in Sarasota. It and others in the "chair-ity" event
will be auctioned March 22 at the Sarasota Arts
Center, proceeds going into SPARCC programs.
Harrison now lives on Longboat Key.

Whales topic of Mote program
Two experts on whales will lead off the Monday
Night at Mote program for March, speaking March 3
at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson
Pkwy., Sarasota.
James Powell and Douglas Nowacek will talk on
"Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales: Another
Seasonal Florida Visitor." Aquarium doors open at 6
p.m. and the lecture starts an hour later. Admission is
free to members, $5 for nonmembers.
The rest of the month's program:
March 10, John Reynolds, "Conserving Florida's
Manatees: Reaching a Delicate Balance."
March 17, Bob Hueter, "Summer of the Shark."
March 24, Richard Ellis, "Emptying the Ocean."
March 31, Erich Mueller, "Reefs of the Dry
Tortugas."
Further information is available at 388-4441.

Wireless communications
Quam said the planning and zoning board was in
the process of making a number of recommendations
to the city commission on locations for wireless com-
munications facilities for inclusion in the city's accom-
panying ordinance.
Additionally, said Quam, the board has recom-
mended that the city commission reverse a prior com-
mission decision to allow the mayor to approve a Tier
2 location and instead, return that approval to the com-
mission, as recommended by Ted Kreines in the origi-
nal master wireless communications plan he wrote for
the city.
Aposporos 1 ,__-... .I. J that when the planning and
zoning board recommendations reach the commission,
the commission should have copies of the original plan
for comparison.
"My preference is that he was the expert. Let's see
what he wrote in the beginning," said Aposporos.
Quam observed that the master plan has already
been approved, but the ordinance can override the plan.
Kriines is available on an hoNurl rate to review and
consult on the ordinance. I>\ said.

Joint i 1ot -:- :,L: --.- .errent
Quam said the Iinal version of the interlocal agree-
ment among Manatee County and the six count\ mu-
nicipalitics that governs future growth management
will be an agenda item at the Feb. 27 regular commis-
sion meeting.
Establishment of a Joint Planning Council is part
of the agreement and the Coalition of Barrier Island
Officials has selected former Holmes Beach mayor and
current City Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger as the
Island representative to the JPC.


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it will run through March 16
Tickets at $15 may be obtained at the box office
Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by calling 748-
5875. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m.
Sunday, dark Monday.
The comedy revolves around the mistaken deliv-
ery of "adult" photographs to a bride whose husband
works at the bank downstairs. Then adult books and
filmstrips show up by the gross, and the panicky hus-
band tosses photos in the Thames River and sends the
adult movies to a church bazaar.
Director Annie Morrison has cast Mike Hoffman
and Desiree Hamburger in leading roles, with Philip
Urbanski, Gail Cantero, Geoffrey Todd, Larry McGee,
Sylvia Marnie, Anthony Busciglio and Debron Keller-
McCartney.

Wild bird rescue class
is Saturday morning
A training class in wild bird rescue techniques will
be taught at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Peli-
can Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson
Pkwy., on City Island, Sarasota.
Volunteers may register and obtain further infor-
mation by calling 388-4444.


Pancake dinner at
Church of Annunciation
The Men of the Annunciation will hold a tra-
ditional pancake supper Tuesday, March 4, at the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. Cost of the dinner
is $5, and the "all you can eat" meal will include
pancakes, sausage patties, applesauce, orange
juice and coffee. Tickets are available at the
church office or at the door.
Further information is available by calling
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out income tax returns will be available on Anna
Maria Island from now until the April 15 filing dead-
line.
Trained volunteers will help all comers from 10
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5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Taxpayers
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Church of the Annunciation held its annual White Elephant Sale Feb. 15, featuring their famous pickles and
calamondin jelly. From left, Dot Goodwin of Anna Maria, Julie Lind of Holmes Beach and Lucy Newman of
Bradenton handle sales. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Pelican Man is raffling
special gold charm
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is raffling a 14-
carat gold pelican charm whose winner will be drawn
on Mother's Day, May 11.
Tickets at $5, three for $10, may be obtained at the
sanctuary's gift shop, 1798 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota, on City Island off the south ramp of the New
Pass Bridge to Longboat Key. Details are available at
388-4444.
Watercolor class
starts Tuesday at Center
A four-week class in watercolor painting will be-
gin Tuesday, March 4, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The sessions will be taught by Sue Lynn Cotton on
Tuesday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Thursdays from
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for $60 for members, $65 for non-
members. Details are available at 778-1908.

AAUW book sale
The annual book sale of the Bradenton Branch, Ameri-
can Association of University Women, will be Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at the DeSoto Square Mall,
Cortez Road and U.S. 301, from 10 a.m. until the mall
closes. Details may be obtained at 794-0004.


Local writers to hear
from Sanibel novelist
Charles Sobczak of Sanibel will discuss his nov-
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10:15 a.m. Monday, March 3, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The award-winning writer, conservationist and
publisher of Indigo Press will tell of his works, in-
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ISLAND, ISLANDERS HOPPING THIS TIME OF YEAR

Sandblast huge blast

for spectators,

participants
Hundreds of participants entertained hundreds of
spectators at Sandblast 2003 Saturday on the beach at
the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
A total of 20 teams built sand sculptures ranging
from monsters to traditional sandcastles. ,
Winning first place was Bradenton Christian High .
School Art Department's "The Reef." Second place.
went to Bayshore High School Art Club and Key
Club's "Witch and Dragon. Third place honors went to
St. Stephen Key Club's "The Face," and honorable
mention was earned by Manatee Community College's
EARTH Club's "Sand Monster."
Island Middle School and Anna Maria Elementary..
School-Anna Maria Island Community Center had
teams entered in the competition, and won medals for _______ .-- '-________
their sandy efforts. Sandy Hollywood comes to Bradenton Beach
Proceeds from the event go to Keep Manatee Beau- Team Sandtastic of Sarasota sculpted the sand at the Beach House Restaurant near Gulf Drive and at the entryway
tiful. Main sponsors were the Beach House Restaurant, to the beach where the Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast event took place Saturday. The host team built a Holly-
Team Sandtastic, Neal Custom Homes and Wal-Mart. wood movie scene featuring King Kong and the Empire State Building. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


IMS's 'Sandtastic' effort
Island Middle School students Franky Koons, Cody Beaver, Chrissy Krug, Stephanie Hodges,
Karissa Miller, Ashley Bowling, Porshia Lococo, Katie Dittemier, Matt Wilson, Billy
Krokroskia, Rachel Bassett, Tyler Heeman, Marissa Bressi and Danielle Cronin made a great
effort at Sandblast, even helping other teams who were shorthanded and word is they're
already talking about next year's event. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Island youth in contest
Anna Maria Elementary School and the Anna Maria Island
Community Center joined forces to create the Earth with the
slogan, "May Peace Prevail on Earth." Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Thieves Market captures all
Vendors Carol Kinney and daughter Jonna, 10, of
Bradenton, display some of their vast assortment of
sale items to shoppers at the Anna Maria Island
Privateers' February Thieves Market. Islander
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Some kind of sunset
Lester Freeman brought Motown's original sound to Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach last
Sunday. Freeman's Soul Brothers Six recorded "Some Kind of Wonderful" in the mid-1960s and it was a big
hit at the sunset benefit for Safe and Drug Free Schools and Manatee County School's Foundation to help
send hometown kids to the second international Youth Leaders Crime Prevention Conference at Miami in
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THE ISLANDER U FEB. 26, 2003 U PAGE 13


Obituaries


James D. 'Jim' Bowlus
James D. "Jim" Bowlus, 75, of Mequon, Wis., and
a winter resident of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 21.
Born in Milwaukee, Mr. Bowlus has been a win-
ter resident of Longboat Key or Holmes Beach since
1991. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War
II.
Memorial services will be at a later date in
Mequon. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota
FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge
of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Dolores "Dee"; son Brett of
West Bend, Wis.; stepsons Doug Radke of Mequon,
and Dean Radke of Saukville, Wis.; sister Patricia
Brunger of Riverside, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Todd Ryan Herring
Todd Ryan Herring, 24, of Anna Maria, died Feb.
18.
Born in Bluffton, Ind., Mr. Herring came to Mana-
tee County from Portland, Ind. He was a cellular com-
munication tower worker.
Services are Feb. 26 in Portland. Baird-Freeman
Funeral Home, Portland, is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by fiance Sara Isaacs; son Ryan
James of Anna Maria; father Gary J. of Converse, Ind.;
mother Susan of Ridgeville, Ind.; brother Matthew of
Anna Maria; paternal grandfather James of Ruskin; and
maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Victor Nutter of
Bluffton.

Myrtabelle S. Hudson
Myrtabelle S. Hudson, 92, of Sarasota and for-
merly Holmes Beach, died Feb. 14.
Born in Medina, Ohio, Mrs. Hudson moved here
from Pinellas Park. She was a homemaker.
Memorial services were Feb. 22 in Sarasota.
Robarts Funeral Home, Sarasota, was in charge of ar-
rangements.


She is survived by daughter Rebecca E. Close of
Sarasota; sons Donald S. Close of Ohio, Arthur R.
Close of Washington, and L. Thomas Close of Colo-
rado; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

James 'Gramps' McKee
James "Gramps" McKee, 86, of Holmes Beach,
died in his sleep Feb. 21.
Born in Gillespie, Ill., Mr. McKee came to Mana-
tee County from Champaign, Ill., in 1990. He worked
at AT&T for more than 35 years in Champaign. He
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was
a life member of the Moose Lodge. He was Methodist.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by sons Tarry of Holmes Beach,
John of Urbana, Ill., and James of Bradenton; nine
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


Nicholas Tit
Nicholas Tuit, 78, of Bradenton


and formerly


Holmes Beach, died Feb. 21.
Born in Prospect Park, N.J., Mr. Tuit came to
Manatee County in 1988. He was a retired painter
for Morgan Guarantee Trust Co. of New York City.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World
War II, flying missions as a radio operator with the
337th Bomber Squadron and the 446th Bomb Group.
He served on the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement
Board for four years: He was a volunteer for Pros-
pect Park, N.J., Boys Club, serving as assistant trea-
surer for 20 years. He attended Palma Sola Commu-
nity Church.
Memorial services were Feb. 24 at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church,
8604 Ninth Ave. N.W., Bradenton FL 34209, or to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Covell Cremation and Funeral
Center of Bradenton was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Wilma G.; daughter
Linda Bruno of Vernon, N.J.; sons Nicholas Jr. of
Suriname, Kenneth of Wantage, N.J., and David of
Bradenton; sisters Alice Bartholf of Alabama and
Agnes Covello of New Jersey; brothers John of
North Carolina, and Gus of Washington; and nine
grandchildren.

On the road, again
Andrew Clyde Little was the
guest speaker at this month's
Anna Maria Island Historical
S Society meeting. Little shared
film clips from his work as a
Canadian television journalist
)e and producer of the show "On
S the Road Again." Little also
signed copies of his book, "On
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Bradenton Beach


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park accord
Faced with more questions than answers,
Bradenton Beach city commissioners tabled action on
entering into an agreement with other Island cities to
fund a skateboard park in Holmes Beach.
City commissioners unanimously agreed to hold
off on signing an interlocal agreement with Anna Maria
City and Holmes Beach until a budget and rules and
regulations of the park were provided.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has spear-
headed the creation of a skate park near city hall in that
city. The park would be designed for younger skate-
boarders, and the other two cities on the Island have
agreed in concept to help fund the facility.
Holmes Beach police and employees would spot-
check skaters, who would be required to sign a waiver
of liability. Holmes Beach would also be responsible
for the day-to-day maintenance of the park, estimated
to cost about $60,000 to build. Private funding will help
offset much of the construction cost.
Manatee County has agreed to assist in obtaining
liability insurance for the park.
"Why not charge for permits?" asked Commis-
sioner Dawn Baker. "Based on the disparity of our
population with the other cities, a charge for the per-
mits should take care of the park upkeep and mainte-
nance as a pro-rata basis seems the most equitable."
The skate park issue is expected to come back be-
fore the city commission in Bradenton Beach March 6.

Church rummage sale
Saturday on Longboat
A rummage sale is scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church,
4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Furniture, housewares, linens, clothing, books and
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The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment granted
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Jane Grossman: There's no slowing down for her


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
From Selma to Chiles to Sarasota to Anna Maria
Island, Jane Grossman keeps on truckin' and keeps on
collecting well-deserved honors. Not to mention politi-
cal clout.
Her latest award came at a recent luncheon in
Sarasota, where she was honored once more for her
work in that city down the bay.
Her main instrument for great works there is the
Friends of Unity in the Community, the human rights/
civil rights organization she founded years ago and still
keeps a hand on the tiller.
Among many fine things, Friends gives an annual
Christmas party for inner-city youngsters where 2,000
kids celebrate and get their gifts and have a whale of a
time.
She also was a member of the Sarasota County
Arts Council and helped arrange ferrying busloads of
kids to the Sarasota arts district where they got their
first exposure to theater, ballet, mixtures of music and
other performing arts.


And she was chair of the Sarasota Public Housing
Authority, and has never let up in the efforts she
brought to a peak there for the needy and hopeless.
She has received many honors for her works -
"tons of awards," she says offhand and seems not
overly impressed with them.
Except for that one in 1995, when she was sum-
moned to a luncheon on a plausible pretext only to be
presented with a really impressive award and equally
impressive bearhug by the late Gov. Lawton Chiles.
That was the Governor's Award for Community
Service in Civil and Human Rights, the statewide honor
she won over 15 finalists from around Florida. "I cried
and boohooed and carried on," she said. "I was a Chiles
delegate in his last re-election campaign."
She is as intimate with controversy as she is with
politics and awards, for trying to help the helpless is
bound to be controversial.
She marched for civil rights in Selma, Ala., in
1965, long before civil rights was stylish. She worked
for social and economic justice wherever she was, 20
years of it in Sarasota.


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Gulfshore hobby, craft show
set on Longboat
The annual spring hobby and craft show at
Gulfshore of Longboat Key mobile home park will be
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at 3710 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
A bake sale, drawing and continental breakfast will
be available at $2 per person, as well as hand-crafted
jewelry, needle craft, paintings, boat models and other
items for sale. Part of the proceeds will go to charities.
Details may be obtained by calling 383-2763.
German class begins Monday
at Community Center
A second session of German II will begin Monday,
March 3, and continue through March 31 on Mondays
at 10 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Bettina Sego will be instructor. Cost is $60 for
members, $65 for nonmembers. Further information is
available at 778-1908.
Reservations for
dessert card party are open
Reservations are being taken for the annual dessert
card party of St. Bernard Catholic Church's Ladies
Guild, scheduled for 1 p.m. March 10.
Reservations at $7 per person may be made by
calling 778-4769 or 778-7771. The event will be at the
church activities center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
In addition to many desserts and card games of
choice, raffles and door prizes are planned. Players may
bring their playing cards, score pads and favorite board
games.

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Feb. 28, at the Seaweed Gallery, 112 Bridge St.,
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has earned a reputation with her renderings of Anna
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 26, 2003 U PAGE 17


Trash talk in


Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee wants to know more about the
city's trash collection ordinance and some members at
the committee's recent meeting believe it's time for an
overhaul.
The committee indicated there seems to be a prob-
lem with some people not knowing the proper pickup
days for yard waste and household trash.
Some yard waste sits in trash cans at curbside for
days until the regular Wednesday pickup, said EEEC
member Karen DiCostanza.
Many renters and other residents need to be edu-
cated about the ordinance, suggested EEEC chairman
Tim Eisler.
The committee also discussed reactive and pro-
active code enforcement in the city.
Because so many codes affect the environment,
Cindi Mansour thought the EEEC might want to have
the city become proactive with code enforcement.
Currently, Code Enforcement Officer Gerry
Rathvon is reactive in enforcement and that's at the
direction of the city commission.
Eisler said he will invite Rathvon to a future EEEC
meeting to discuss code enforcement and the city's
trash-collection ordinance.
Resident Robin Wall noted that sea oats are pro-
tected under state law from destruction while sea
grapes can only be trimmed six feet at any one time
under state law.
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Mansour suggested the EEEC publish an educa-
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regulations governing plants and the environment. The
brochure could include useful information for winter
residents and visitors.
DiCostanza said the EEEC should design a sign to
be placed at the entrance to beach access walks asking
people not to walk on the dunes. Mansour said she will
bring cost estimates on signage to a future meeting.
The committee will pursue the idea of printing an


educational brochure on the environment and other
topics.
The committee also agreed to give Public Works
Director George McKay $1,760 from its budget to pay
for immediate delivery of some plants for the city pier
beautification project.
McKay said he expects to begin work on the project
in about two weeks when the first plants are delivered.
Total cost for the park should be between $5,675 and
$7,175, he said. Other funds for the project are already in
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 14, 200 block of Willow Av-
enue, grand theft. A man reported items
stolen from his son's bedroom during a
party at their house.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 12, 3700 block of Gulf Drive,
assist other agency. A man reported less
than $100 missing from his home. Ac-
cording to the report, access was gained
to the home through a side window.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 14, 206 85th St., Island


Nathen Page, an Island musical
icon, is on his regular beat with his two
sidemen in Anna Maria and his new CD
has gone on sale at The Islander.
The famed musician is at Island's
End Bistro, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria City, with Gary Deary on bass
and Henry Page on drums.
Once a highly regarded jazz guitar-
ist, he's blowing the piano instead of the
guitar that took him around the world in
concerts. That's because he is under
treatment for cancers that make standing
strapped to a guitar too uncomfortable to
play for long.


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Feb. 14, 8300 block of Marina
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where he stores them.
Feb. 14, 600 block of Manatee Av-
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Feb. 18, 200 block of 69th Street,
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THE ISLANDER FEB. 26, 2003 U PAGE 19


Kolbe bids farewell to Anna Maria Elementary


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
It is with a mixture of nervousness, excitement and
sadness that Anna Maria Elementary School Principal
Tim Kolbe prepares to leave his post at the helm of the
Island school to take a new position as the coordinator
of school leadership with the Manatee County School
District.
Kolbe's last day at the school is tentatively set for
March 17, but until the final hour on the final day it will
be business as usual for this principal.
Kolbe has been a principal in Manatee County for
25 years, the past four years at AME. Prior to becom-
ing a principal he was a teacher in Manatee County.
Kolbe said teaching has always been a calling for
him, one that he has been aware of since middle school.
Although the past two and a half decades have been
spent heading the day-to-day business of a school, Kolbe
said that with every job he does he is still teaching.
As principal, Kolbe's goal was to facilitate the
needs of his teachers and build strong relationships
with his students and the community.
"I hope to be remembered as someone who always
tried to be fair when making tough decisions and for
treating people with respect, including children," he
said. "I never had a mission to put my thumbprint on
the school. I strive to provide a safe, enriching environ-
ment and provide support for the teachers."
Having been a teacher, Kolbe said he has been able
to understand the stress teachers face in the classroom.
"I know firsthand the preparation and pressure they
endure," said Kolbe. "They are on stage every minute
of the day and I believe the principal's job is to make
it easier."
During his time at AME, Kolbe said there haven't
been many changes. Some of the issues he has ad-
dressed include giving teachers much-needed planning
time in the morning, cleaning up the auditorium to
make it an auditorium rather than a classroom or stor-
age room, implementing a visitor sign-in for student


safety, scheduling a weekly 45-minute technology
class for all grade levels and updating the media cen-
ter with an automated electronic system.
But Kolbe said AME was a strong school when he
arrived. He said the teachers at the school now were all
here when he started and many of the school's student
programs, such as the third-graders' "Hall of Presi-
dents," were in place long before he arrived.
Having grown up in rural Indiana, Kolbe said he
was attracted to working at AME because of its small
town nature and his experience at the Island school has
been "everything and more" than he envisioned.
Coming from Bashaw Elementary School, which
had a population of 800 students, to AME with 300 stu-
dents was a bit of a transition and Kolbe said a pleas-
ant surprise.
"To walk in and see fewer kids, and fewer issues,
less crises was a pleasant surprise," he said.


Fifties spirit
Anna Maria Elementary School teachers and students got into the spirit of the 1950s with a special lunch for senior
staff Students in Toni Lashway's second-grade class dressed up in their finest '50s duds to get into the swing of
things. Pictured, front left, are: Julian Botero, Chase Stripling and Billy Annis. Back left: Dalton Hicks, Lindsey
Bell, AME Principal Tim Kolbe, Olivia Alstrom and Emma Carper. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.


Historical society opens scholarship applications


A $500 scholarship is being offered to an Anna Maria
Island high school senior by the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society, which is accepting applications now.
Eligible are Islanders who will be 2003 graduates
of a Manatee County high school with grade-point av-
erage of 3.0 for a four-year college or 2.5 for a commu-
nity college, committed to major in any field as a
fulltime student.
The application must include a copy of the
student's high school transcript and SAT or ACT


scores; references from a teacher and one other person;
and a one- or two-page essay on extracurricular activi-
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Additional details are available at 778-9205.


Fond farewell
Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School Princi-
y. ... pal Tim Kolbe is
' ..__.-.- leaving the Island
S,' .'.... 7 school to take a
position with the
SManatee County

-- the coordinator of
school leadership.
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Still Kolbe said he treated every problem brought
to him, no matter how insignificant on the whole, as a
significant issue because he said to the person with the
problem it is significant.
Kolbe said he will miss many things about AME,
but most of all the daily interaction with the students,
parents and teachers with whom he has built friend-
ships over the years.
And, he is also a bit sad about leaving his role as
principal.
"I'm not just leaving a school, I'm leaving the
principalship," he said. "I've loved being a principal
and I'm going to miss that. I'm nervous about the
change, too but I'm also looking forward to working
with other principals."
Kolbe is confident AME will have a bright future
without him. Kolbe said he has just been here to help
the school move in the right direction, but it takes a
team of teachers, staff, students and parents to keep a
school strong.
"When you leave a place, it keeps running," he
said. "It doesn't fall apart and that's testimony that it
isn't just one person that makes a good school."


A farewell ode to

Principal Kolbe
Anna Maria Elementary School first-graders de-
buted a farewell song for departing Principal Tim
Kolbe at their February music performance.
The song, which is sung to the tune of "It's A
Small World," is a testament to how much Kolbe will
be missed when he moves on to a new position with the
Manatee County School District as the coordinator of
school leadership.
The lyrics to the song are:

There is a school that is by the sea.
It is there for friends like you and me.
We learn and we play and we grow in every way
At our school down by the bay.

It's a great school after all.
It's a great school after all.
It's a great school after all.
It's Anna Maria School!

We love our teachers and principal too.
Mr. Kolbe is leaving and we 'refeeling blue.
We are sad and we say you 'll be missed every day
At our school down by the bay.

It's a great school after all.
It's a great school after all.
It's a great school after all.
It's Anna Maria School!

Kathy Hayes, presently principal of Orange Ridge-
Bullock Elementary School, will be the new AME
principal. Kolbe and Hayes are tentatively set to start
their new positions March 17, following the comple-
tion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
which takes place at all schools the beginning of
March.





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Islander teacher spotlight: Maureen Loveland


Each week The Islander spotlights one of Anna
Maria Elementary School's teachers and their class.
This week kindergarten teacher Maureen Loveland
is in our spotlight.
Originally from Bay Head, N.J., Loveland moved
to Anna Maria in 1977 and has been teaching at AME
for 14 years. She is certified to teach kindergarten
through fifth-grade.
Loveland previously taught in New Jersey and at
Palma Sola Elementary School in Manatee County
before joining her sister, AME third-grade teacher
Kathy Grandstad, at the Island school.
Loveland earned her teaching degree from Geor-
gian Court College in Lakewood, N.J., and said her
favorite subjects in school were language arts and vi-
sual arts.
Loveland said she loves working with children,
enjoys getting to know them and watching them grow.
"Kindergarten children are amazing. They open
their hearts and minds to new ideas, relationships, feel-
ings and more," she said. "They are very honest and
love learning new things. They become their own
thinker, artist, etc."
Loveland enjoys working with students on projects
that relate to a theme. Some of the themes she is explor-
ing with her students include outer space and different
types of habitats.
The students are presently studying about habitats,
such as the rainforest, wetlands and underwater life.
Loveland is also working with small groups of stu-
dents to prepare for their upcoming class performance of
"The Jungle Party!" which will be performed March 11.
Both kindergarten classes at AME are involved in
the production and Loveland works with a group of six
students on choreographing dance numbers.
"Isn't it amazing how quickly they catch on?" she
asks. "People don't realize how capable kindergartners
are."
Loveland believes it is important to treat children


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as individuals.
"They need to be encouraged to become the best
person they can be academically and socially. It's
important for them to be aware of others, to feel part
of a group, to be kind and helpful," Loveland said.
Loveland believes a classroom should be a posi-
tive, nurturing environment that emphasizes learning,


hes kindergarten at Anna Maria Elementary School.

creativity and cooperation.
"Children need to learn to make good choices, be-
come responsible and make good decisions."
Loveland has two children. Her daughter Jessica
Rick is a speech pathologist on Florida's east coast and
daughter Sarah Loveland is a freshman studying dance
at the University of South Florida.


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PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAYALS BY ISLAND STUDENTS


Stephanie Schenk, Max Staebler and Justin Suca
brought past U.S. Presidents Rutherford Hayes, James
Garfield and Chester Arthur to life in the Anna Maria
Elementary School auditorium. The third-grade
students each researched information about an Ameri-
can president. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
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Third-grader Jay Beard presented a timeline of
important events in the life and presidency of George
Washington at AME's "Hall of Presidents." Students
from other classes visited the auditorium to learn
about each U.S. president from the third-graders.


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Island Biz


Martinique high
Workers at the Martinique South condominium
complex in Holmes Beach are busy repainting and
improving the building as part of a $500,000 renova-
tion project. Islander Photo: Courtesy ofDana Even.
Martinique South looking' good
The Martinique South condominium complex in
Holmes Beach is looking good these days, and it's
going to look even better when crews have finished
repainting the buildings and performing other cosmetic
improvements.
It's all part of the Martinique South Condominium
Owner's Association improvement plan, said manager
Dana Even, something the complex does every six or
seven years.
One wall panel has already been repainted in co-
conut milk color with a brick dust accent, said manager
Dana Even, and all painting should be finished in
March.
The complex is also getting new railings and new
windows in its elevator lobbies. In addition, the old car-
pet in walkways is being removed and replaced with a
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Work at the condominium started a few weeks ago.
"We're very excited about the project. We're mak-
ing headway and starting to feel like we are accom-
plishing something," she said.
Total cost of the improvements is around
$500,000, she said. The work is being done by R.L.
James Construction Inc. and Delta Engineering.


Foxy fisher
The Sea Fox deep sea fishing vessel sailing daily at 9
a.m. is berthed in Cortez by Annie's Bait and Tackle.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Sea Fox.

Sea Fox finds good fishing
The family-owned Sea Fox deep sea fishing ves-
sel seems to have found itself a winter home in Cortez
next to Annie's Bait and Tackle Shop.
Judging by the results since the boat moved to its
Cortez location in early January, Capt. Don Hager,
Capt. Mike Yurow and builder Don Hager Sr. plan on
making Cortez the boat's permanent winter home.
The Sea Fox has been a family business in Atlan-
tic Highlands, N.J., for more than 35 summers, said
Hager, and the family wanted to keep fishing year-
round.
The first winter location for the Sea Fox in New
Port Richey didn't work because the marina channel
wasn't deep enough, he said, but Cortez has been per-
fect.
"It seems to be working out real well for every-
one," said Capt. Mike. The move has been very suc-
cessful."
The Sea Fox, which can accommodate up to 90
fishermen, sails every day except Wednesday at 9
a.m., returning at 3 p.m. On Wednesday, the vessel


has a special and sails at 8 a.m. for the deeper wa-
ters of the Gulf of Mexico, returning at 5 p.m., said
Yurow.
With its sleeping accommodations and full galley,
the Sea Fox has a "mid-ground" special every two
weeks and stays out for 24 hours.
Even with some rough weather in January that lim-
ited fishing, the Sea Fox has attracted quite a follow-
ing.
"We've now got regulars who fish with us several
times each week," said Captain Mike. "We're a fam-
ily business and our regulars and guests feel like fam-
ily. We like to make everyone feel at home and, of
course, we like to see everyone catch some fish and we
do our best to make sure that happens."
The Sea Fox will end its winter season some time
in April, said Hager, but will be back next fall, possi-
bly with a second boat.
"I think we've found a very nice winter home,"
said Capt. Mike. "People around here are very nice and
this is an excellent location."
Other family members at the Sea Fox are Robert
Izzo and Felicia Allbritton.
For more information on the Sea Fox, call 795-
1930.
Huth wins
community service award
Christian Huth has won a community service
award from his company for "commitment to improv-
ing the community through
volunteerism."
He is an associate at the
Holmes Beach office of
Oswald Trippe and Co.
S' Inc. insurance agency. He
serves on the board of di-
rectors of Manatee Youth
for Christ, volunteers with
two programs for at-risk
HuIth youngsters, and is a Young
Life Club leader. tIr is a
member of the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club and
is on the board of the Island Chamber of Commerce.
The Oswald Trippe firm makes a contribution each
year to a charity chosen by the winner, and Huth chose
Youth for Christ.

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THE ISLANDER U FEB. 26, 2003 0 PAGE 23


Island tennis stars are a smash


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key are fast gain-
ing a reputation for producing some of Florida's top
tennis players over the age of 50.
Tennis players and Island/Longboat Key residents
Howie Banfield, Andrew Gladsden and Jay Parker all
finished 2002 ranked in the Top 20 of their age division
in Florida, according to the final U.S. Tennis Associa-
tion Florida standings.
With more than 4,000 members, USTA Florida is
one of the largest divisions of the USTA and includes
a number of former professional players.
What's surprising is that all three are members of
the Longboat Key Tennis Center and either current or
former members of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center tennis club.
Andrew Gladsden of Anna Maria had the best fin-
ish, claiming the No. I ranking in Men's 60 and Over
division singles.
Jay Parker, a former Anna Maria resident who now
lives on Longboat Key, ended the year at No. 10 in the
Men's 55 and Over rankings, while Howie Banfield of
Anna Maria finished the year ranked No. 16 in Men's
50 and Over singles.
All three men credit each other for improving their
game. The men play against each other several times
each week when not competing in tournaments.
"Howie and Jay push me real good," said
Gladsden. "I think we help each other get in shape and
improve the other's game."
A former resident of Washington, D.C., who
moved to Anna Maria six years ago, Gladsden said he


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Gladsden, however, is more than just a ten
player. He's a member of the Florida over-60 champ/
3-on-3 basketball team and he's getting ready for
national 3-on-3 tournament in Virginia.
"I've played basketball all my life, but Ijust star
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He's still active as an accountant, so he has to find
time for both tennis and work.
"I still get to play about five times a week," said
Parker. "I like to play against those guys because they
really bring my game up."
Banfield is the tennis newcomer in the group, tak-
ing up the game just 14 years ago.
He's still a resident of Anna Maria and a Center
member, but likes going to Longboat Key for tennis
because of the clay surface there, which is the surface
USTA Florida tournaments are played on.
He estimated there are probably at least 200 play-
ers in each age group in Florida, so he's quite happy
with his No. 16 ranking.
"I beat guys I'd never beaten before," he said.
Banfield also credited hitting partners Joe
Hutchinson, Todd Andrews and former pro Bob Davis
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Wednesday, Feb. 26
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning, Longboat Key" at
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 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 group, devoted to people
with low vision, meets at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
5001.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, Feb. 27
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP tax help at Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 888-227-7669.
1 to2p.m. "Friendships" presented by the Asolo
Theatre Guild Playreaders at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. Island Garden Club potluck meeting

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at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5538.
7 p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Cen-
ter, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
778-1915.
8 p.m. "No Sex Please, We're British" opens at
the Manatee Players' Riverfront Theater, Old Main
Street, Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 28
10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blood drive at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 5525 Cortez Road, Bradenton. In-
formation: 746-7195.
3p.m. Bruce Rodgers presents "The Gravity of
Honey" at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee ap-
plies.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the
Anna Maria Island Art League's "Student Exhibit" at
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
2099.
6 to 9 p.m. Smooth Jazz with Allon Sams on St.
Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, March 1
7:30 a.m. Run for the Turtles fun run/walk for
Mote Marine Laboratory on Siesta Key Beach. Informa-
tion: 388-4441.
8:30 a.m. "Walk the Island for Island Middle
School" departing from IMS, 206 85th St., Holmes
Beach, and finishing at the Coquina Beach Pavilion.
Information: 778-5200.
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bazaar and rummage sale
at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road
W., Bradenton. Information: 795-3954.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring hobby and craft show at
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Longboat Key. Information: 383-2254.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rummage sale at St. Mary Star
of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-1255.
10 a.m. to noon Art demonstrations by Graciela
Giles and Cecy Richardson at Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
6648.
10:30 a.m. Wild bird training class at the Peli-
can Man Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
2 to 4 p.m. Preview of "All That Jazz" exhibit of
Jane Grundy's paintings at Joan Peters Gallery, 1210
11th Ave.W., Bradenton. Information: 741-8056.

Sunday, March 2
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elk's club open car show at
Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St., W.,
Bradenton. Information: 792-7395.
2 p.m. "Sinatra with the 42nd Street Band" at
Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 752-5252. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. "4 R King" concert at the Island Bap-
tist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
778-0719.

Monday, March 3
10 to 11:30 a.m. German class with Bettina
Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.
10:15 a.m. "Six Mornings on Sanibel" presented
by author Charles Sobczak at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
761-9036.
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7 p.m. "Endangered North Atlantic Right
Whales: Another Seasonal Florida Resident?" presen-
tation by James Powell and Douglas Nowacek at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March 4
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans Service officer available at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. By appointment: 749-3030.
7 to 9 p.m. Boating skills class with U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, 5801 33rd Ave. Ct. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 795-6189.

Wednesday, March 5
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Heritage
Day at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria.
1 p.m. Woman's Club of Anna Maria presents
"Creative Writing for Seniors" with Eleanor Boylan at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
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 11th Ave W., Bradenton,
through February. Information: 741-8056.
'Treasures: Silver and the Age of Opulence" at
the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton,
through April 27. Information: 746-4131.



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Sea lions to the rescue, worst-case scenario advise


The latest weapon in the war on terror is ... sea li-
ons?
The U.S. Navy has "deployed" 20 sea lions to the
Persian Gulf to protect ships there from terrorists.
The critters have been trained to approach people
swimming underwater. They carry a clamp in their
mouths, and the sea lions bump the swimmer on the leg
with the clamp, which does what clamps do clamps
down and, with the aid of an attached rope and
strong backs aboard a nearby ship, the swimmer is
hauled out of the water and captured or arrested.
The sea lions are part of the Navy's Shallow Wa-
ter Intruder Detection System, and are used near ships
and piers. They also are trained to sound an alert if
there is anybody around, and can retrieve mines and
other objects underwater.
The Navy's tradition of using marine mammals
dates back to 1960, when it developed a model torpedo
that mimicked the shape of a dolphin. The "Flipper
torpedo" never came to fruition, but the use of dolphins
continued and, in 1965, a bottlenose dolphin named
Tuffy delivered supplies to an undersea laboratory.
The program expanded to sea lions and beluga
whales, and eventually the marine mammals were be-
ing trained to not only deliver equipment but also lo-
cate things, mark underwater mines, conduct underwa-
ter surveillance and guard ships and submarines.
More recently, sea lions were used in 1987 to aid
Navy patrol ships in the Persian Gulf.
There's even a local angle to all this marine
mammal patrol training. In 1970, Mote Marine
Laboratory began training a bottlenose dolphin
named Simo to aggressively attack adult sandbar
sharks on command. The program, with the support
of the U.S. Office of Naval Research, was a huge
success and was even featured on a BBC documen-
tary, "Tomorrow's World: A far-out idea that may
change the world of tomorrow."
There was apparently an interesting facet of Simo's
training, though, in that he would only attack sandbar
sharks, since that was what he was trained to do. He
wouldn't attack any other species of shark unless specifi-
cally taught to do so, leading researchers to realize that
dolphins could and did recognize different species offish.
And, yes, one of the trainers with the program was
then-high-school-age Randy Wells, now head of
Mote's marine mammal program and the originator of
the Sarasota Bay resident dolphin study more than 20
years ago. How time does fly.
I-

Worst-case scenario survival tips
Speaking of sharks, if you are attacked by one, hit
it in the eye or gills. "Sharks are predators and will
usually only follow through on an attack if they have
the advantage, so making the shark unsure of its advan-
tage in any way possible will increase your chances of
survival."
The above quote is from "The worst-case scenario
survival handbook," an unusual little book that offers
all sorts of esoteric information. It explains in some
detail how to escape from quicksand, escape from a
bear, win a sword fight, jump from a building into a
Dumpster, deliver a baby in a taxicab, and get to the
surface if your scuba tank runs out of air.


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opened that you are having a malfunction. Wave your
arms and point to your chute. When your companion
(and new best friend) gets to you, hook arms. Once you
are hooked together, the two of you will still be falling
at terminal velocity, or about 130 mph."
Great stuff, huh? It gets better:
"When your friend opens his chute, there will be no
way either of you will be able to hold on to one another
normally, because the G-forces will triple or quadruple
your body weight. To prepare for this problem, hook
your arms into his chest strap, or through the two sides
of the front of his harness, all the .way up to your el-
bows, and grab hold of your own strap. Open the chute.
The chute opening shock will be severe, probably
enough to dislocate or break your arms."
The book goes on that your "new best friend" will
have to hold on to you with one hand while he steers
the parachute with the other. "If your friend's canopy
is slow and big, you may hit the grass or dirt slowly
enough to only break a leg, and your chances of sur-
vival are high."
Cheery stuff, huh?
Authors of the book are Joshua Piven and David
Borgenicht. They apparently know of which they write.
Piven says he "has been chased by knife-wielding mo-
torcycle bandits, stuck in subway tunnels, been robbed
and mugged, has had to break down doors and pick
locks, and his computer crashes regularly." Borgenicht
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is Sunday at MCC
The third annual car show staged by the
Bradenton Elks Lodge will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, "rain or shine" at Manatee
Community College, 5840 26th S. W.,
Bradenton.
It will feature antique cars and trucks, cus-
tom vehicles, street rods and "special interest"
vehicles 20 years and more old. There will be
a "car corral" of vehicles for sale.
Elk Charlie Fitt stressed, "This is a family-
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though I don't think many of us are going to have to
know how to escape attack from a mountain lion any
time soon. But then, as the authors put it, "you never
know ...."

Computer yikes!
And speaking of worst-case scenarios, here's a
story of a science fair project that ran totally amok.
A 15-year-old Mississippi girl decided she would
see how fast information travels on the Internet for her
science fair project, and sent out an e-mail chain letter
to 23 people asking them to write back to her telling
where they were from and to pass the message along
to their friends. She thought she'd get maybe 3,000
replies in the six weeks of the project schedule.
The next day she had 200 responses, averaging one
every 7.2 minutes. Two days later, she had received
comments from 47 states and 25 countries. Two weeks
after the project began she had received more than
8,000 responses, and they were coming in at a rate of
one every 7.2 seconds.
When she pulled the plug literally after 25
days, she had received 160,478 e-mails from all 50
states and 189 countries, including Antarctica, 17
people aboard U.S. Navy ships at sea and one poor guy
stuck aboard a ship locked in the ice for the winter in
the Bering Sea.
Apparently the e-mail record goes to a North Caro-
lina school that did the same stunt a couple of years ago
and received more than 500,000 responses.
The computer industry is not too keen on the projects.
Apparently the only difference between an e-mail chain
letter and a computer virus is "intent," according to a com-
puter expert. Both viruses and chains will tie up a system
big-time, but where a virus will generally die out after a
while, a chain letter can live forever.
And for any of you thinking that an e-mail chain
letter would make a cool science project, remember
what an America On Line spokesman said: We advise
against it.

Sandscript factoid
By the way, the way to escape from a mountain
lion is to make yourself look larger by opening your
coat. Shout, wave your arms and creep slowly away.
Do not run.
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for Run for Turtles
Bargain rates are being offered for the annual Run
for the Turtles to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory's sea
turtle research and conservation program.
Registration costs $18 for adults, $12 for young-
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off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge to
Longboat Key.
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 26, 2003 M PAGE 27


Sheepshead fishing reaching peak right now


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing has started to pick up in the past week, with
warmer weather transforming sheepshead into eating
machines. Shrimp, fiddler crabs or sand fleas are all
working to get the striped critters, which are about as
big and hungry as they'll get this year right now.
Trout action has also picked up, with some fair-
sized catches up to 24 inches being reported.
Offshore, grouper and amberjack remain a main-
stay, but the best action is close to 60 miles offshore.
I'll be talking about fishing at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
March 4, at Boater's World at Desoto Square Mall in
Bradenton. Stop by for the free seminar on winter fish-
ing versus summer action in our local waters.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said it's still too,
early for snook action to crank up, but he said the next
few weeks should really start the early spring linesider
season off the Island. While he's waiting for the snook
to start to hit, he's getting his charters onto lots of trout
and sheepshead.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he caught sheeps-
head, a few redfish and permit last week.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers told me he's been fishing about 60 miles out
in the Gulf of Mexico and catching grouper to 15
pounds, amberjack to 30 pounds, and mangrove snap-
per to 5 pounds.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
that when the weather permitted offshore fishers to
get out into the Gulf of Mexico they did well on red
and gag grouper, mangrove snapper and amberjack.
Inshore anglers report good catches of trout, redfish
and sheepshead.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing is
getting better as the water warms up, and the morn-
ing I talked to him better than two dozen sheepies
had already been caught. Other action includes pom-
pano and redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier said sheep-
shead fishing has finally broken loose, with the best
results coming from using shrimp, sand fleas or fiddler
crabs as bait. There are also a few flounder and whit-
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to three feet. Offshore action features grouper, grunts
and snapper, while inshore he's catching trout, redfish,
black drum and an occasional snook.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's in Cortez said he's catching sheepshead up to
6 pounds, bluefish, sea bass, flounder and snapper, plus
a few trout and redfish in the bays. Out in the Gulf, his
best bets are amberjack and snapper in about 100 feet
of water.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
there are lots of big-big sheepshead to 7 pounds out
there right now. Trout fishing is good, too, with the
average size seeming to be about 15- to 20-inches in
length. There are still a few cobia being sighted as well.
Capt. Roy Best said his half-day trips are pro-
ducing grouper, mangrove snapper, lane snapper and
porgies.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House
said snook are starting to show up under the dock but
they refuse to get near a hook. Trout are a good bet
in the cut, while the Manatee River is showing good
results of black drum and mangrove snapper and
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inches and lots of sheepshead.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he's getting into lots of redfish within the slot
limit, big sheepshead, and good reports of trout in the
bays, with some of the trout of good size.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching sheeps-
head to 6 pounds, trout to 21 inches, reds to 20 inches
and mixed bag of whiting, sea bass and snapper.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Prints and
digital images ofyour catch are also welcome and may be
dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
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Basketball season comes to a close; champs crowned


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
2002-03 basketball season came to a close Saturday,
Feb. 22, with a full slate of basketball, including
championship games in four age divisions, along
with All-Star games and coaches games to close the
season out in style.
The Beach House completed its perfect season,
but Marco Polo upset regular-season winner Air &
Energy in Division II, while second-seeded Island
Pressure Cleaning overcame Sign of the Mermaid in
a mild upset in Division I.
The Bistros completed a season-long stay in first
by edging Acute Care Team in Division III.
The Center hosted the 2002-03 awards banquet
Monday, Feb. 21, to hand out league sportsmanship,
most-valuable male and female players, most-im-
proved player and top defensive player awards in
each of the four league divisions.
In the Premier Division, the sportsmanship
award went to Billy Malfese, Female MVP to Sarah
White, Male MVP to Clay Orr and the award for
Defensive Player of the Year went home with Bobby
Gibbons.
In Division I, Kevin Kirn took the sportsmanship
trophy, Danielle Mullen Female MVP, Spencer
Carper Male MVP and Defensive Player of the Year
Spencer Carper.
Division II top honors for sportsmanship went to
Ben Valdiviesco, Female MVP Whitney Bauer,
Male MVP and Player of the Year Justin Dearlove.
Division III sportsmanship honors went to
Hailey Dearlove, Allison Titsworth and Joey
Hutchison took home MVPs, and Allison Titsworth
also earned Defensive Player of the Year.
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Premier Division: (ages 14-16)
Beach House wraps up perfect season
The Beach House Restaurant completed an un-
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nity Center's basketball league much in the same
way they won most of their games in a blowout!
To be fair, Anna Maria Oyster Bar put up a pretty
good fight in the Saturday, Feb. 22, game before fi-
nally succumbing to the Beach's superior inside
game led by Gary and David Scott.
Anna Maria actually led 20-15 at the end of the
first quarter behind 10 points from Clay Orr, but the
Oyster Bar started struggling with the Beach House
press, resulting in turnovers and easy baskets that al-
lowed the Beach House to take a 32-31 lead with just
under six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Gary Scott punctuated the Beach House season
with a pair of monster slam dunks in the final quar-
ter to finish with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while
brother David scored 27 and pulled down 12 re-
bounds. Derik Mendez added 13 points and David
Buck scored 10 points for the Beach House, which
also received four points from Mark Templeton and
three points from Eugene Distelhurst.
Clay Orr nailed four long-range baskets to fin-
ish with 22 points, which was matched by Oyster
Bar teammate Taylor Manning, who also pulled
down seven rebounds. Mike Cramer added five
points, while Steve Seaton and Brett Slowey scored
two points apiece to complete the Oyster Bar scor-
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Oyster Bar 46, Glass & Screen 37
Clay Orr's 28 points paced the Anna Maria Oys-
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with three points.
Bobby Gibbon's 13 points and eight points each
from Billy Malfese and Zach Schield led Glass &
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while Phelps Tracy finished with two points in the
loss.

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Twenty-four points from Gary Scott and 22 from
David Buck carried the Beach House Restaurant past
Island Real Estate on Thursday, Feb. 20. David Scott
chipped in with 15 points while Derek Mendez fin-
ished with 11 points. Chris Chawi and Mark
Templeton completed the Beach House scoring with
seven and six points respectively.
Mike Wallen's 11 points led Island Real Estate,
which also received nine points from Tyler Bekkerus
and five points from Brian Faasse in the loss.

Division I (ages 12-13)
Carper leads Island Pressure Cleaning
to Division I title
Spencer Carper scored 11 fourth-quarter points
to help Island Pressure Cleaning rally past Sign of
the Mermaid to claim the Division I crown Saturday,
Feb. 22, in the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's basketball league.
Sign of the Mermaid fell behind early as Carper
got the Pressure Washers off to a hot start with 11
points, including a pair of three-pointers to claim a
15-6 lead, but the Mermaid methodically narrowed
their deficit until they actually claimed a 35-33 lead
at the end of the third quarter.
The Mermaid got back into the game thanks
largely to outstanding offensive rebounding by Pat
Cole, Andrew Burgess and Matt McDonough who
created second, third and even fourth chances at
baskets during the second and third quarters.
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nicely redone. Water/cable included. From $950/month.
Call 778-3377
After hours Sharon Annis 778-3730


For Sale By Owner
Contemporary Island home on Anna Maria's
north end. Totally remodeled 3BR/2BA, glassed
lanai, terrazzo floors, garage. Large private
fenced back yard with custom fish pond. Beau-
tiful custom driveway and sidewalk. $489,900
For more information and a virtual tour, log on
to buyowner.com, ID#52519 or call 746-8025.


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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28


tory by the Mermaid over the Pressure Washers.
Carper finished with a game-high 30 points, five
assists and three steals, and David Tyson had eight
points and seven rebounds to lead Island Pressure
Cleaning. Shane Pelkey also scored eight points, while
Matthew Skaggs finished with six points to complete
the scoring for Island Pressure Cleaning.

Mermaid 46, Bryant's 34
Sign of the Mermaid rode a balanced scoring attack
that saw three players finish with double-figure scor-
ing efforts during its 12-point victory over Bryant's
Recycled Treasures Friday, Feb. 21. Matt McDonough
led the way with 16 points, closely followed by 14
points from Tyler Schneerer. Pat Cole added 10 points
and Andrew Burgess scored two points for the Mer-
maid, which advanced to the Division I finals with the
win.
Cody Knight scored 14 points and Shawn Samuels
added 12 points for Bryant's in the loss. Jordan
Graeff's six points and two points from Carlton Stash
completed the Recycler's scoring.

Pressure Cleaning 59, LPAC 49
Spencer Carper scored 20 points and David Tyson
added 17 to lead Island Pressure Cleaning past Larry
Pearson Air Conditioning Wednesday, Feb. 19, to ad-
vance to the Division I finals. Island Pressure Cleaning
also received a big game from teammate Matthew
Skaggs, which finished with 16 points, while Harrison
Skaggs scored four points and Tanner Pelkey contrib-
uted two points to the victory.
Richardson, who nailed two long-range shots to
earn game scoring honors with 32 points, also saw 11
points from LPAC teammate Connor Bystrom and six
points from Danielle Mullen.

Division II (ages 10-11)
Marco Polo ices Air & Energy perfect season
Marco Polo ended Air & Energy's cool bid for a
perfect season with a 22-15 victory on Saturday, Feb.
22, to win the Division II crown in the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center's basketball league.
Air & Energy the undefeated regular-season
winners lost second-leading scorer Ben Valdivieso
to a knee injury early in the first quarter, while leading
scorer Dearlove and Garrett Secor got off to a slow
start.
Their early cold shooting allowed Marco Polo to
jump out to an 11-5 lead at halftime. Marco Polo went
scoreless in the third quarter, but A&E was only able
to score two points, which came on an inbounds play
from Valdivieso to Dearlove with 10 seconds left in the
third quarter.
Marco Polo extended its lead early in the fourth
quarter when Ryan Guerin found Whitney Bauer down
low for two points and later came through with a steal
and a layup for a 15-7 lead.
Secor came through with a steal for A&E and
passed inside, but Valdivieso was unable to convert.
Bauer grabbed the rebound and hurled a long pass
down court to Dylan Mullen, who converted for a 17-
7 lead with 3:42 remaining to play.
A&E went on a six-point run started by a baseline
jumper by Valdivieso to give the team a ray of hope.
Dearlove followed with a steal and a pass ahead to
Valdivieso to pull to within 17-11 and Secor came
through with an offensive rebound and a layup to make
the score 17-13 with 1:33 to play.
A&E pulled to 17-15 when Breann Richardson
found Dearlove cutting to the basket, but Guerin found
Bauer in the lane for a basket that gave Marco Polo
some breathing room at 19-15.
Mullen provided the final scoring margin when
Bauer stole the ball and passed to Mullen, who nailed
a buzzer-beating three-pointer from 30 feet.
Mullen finished with a game-high 10 points, while
Bauer added seven points and 10 rebounds. Ryan
Guerin finished with five points, five assists and three
steals to complete the scoring for Marco Polo.
Dearlove's six points and five points from Secor
led A&E, which also received four points from
Valdivieso in the loss.

A&E 21, Banks 10
Nine points from Justin Dearlove and six points
from Ben Valdivieso carried Air & Energy past Banks
Engineering Thursday, Feb. 20. Garrett Secor added


Premier Champion: Beach House Restaurant
Eugene Distelhurst, David Buck, Derik Mendez,
Chris Chawi, David Scott, Gary Scott and Mark
Templeton. Coach Gene Distelhurst.

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Division I Champion: Island Pressure Cleaning
Spencer Carper, Tanner Pelkey, Shane Pelkey,
Harrison Skaggs, Matthew Skaggs, David Tyson and
Crystal Wolfe. Coach David Carper.

S .


Division II Champion: Marco Polo Pizza
Donna Barth, Whitney Bauer, Terra Cole, Justin
Dimiceli, Ryan Guerin, Dylan Mullen and Gabby
Pace. Coach Tracy Glarner.


Division III Champion: Bistros
Emma Barlow, Hailey Dearlove, Patrick Edwards,
Kelly Guerin, Wyatt Hoffman, Joey Hutchinson,
Molly McDonough and Ashley Waring. Coach Ron
McDonough.


four points, while Cory Sticker finished with two
points in the victory.
Broderick West scored six points to lead Banks
Engineering which also received two points apiece
from Miles Hostetler and C.J. Johnson in the loss.


Spencer Carper crosses over as Kevin Kirn defends
during Island Pressure Cleaning's 52-45 victory
over Sign of the Mermaid.

Polo 42, Duncan 15
Dylan Mullen and Ryan Guerin combined for 32
of Marco Polo's 42 points in the team's 27-point win
over Duncan Real Estate Friday, Feb. 21. Mullen fin-
ished with a game-high 22 points, including two three
pointers, while Guerin added 10 points. Whitney Bauer
added eight points and Donna Barth scored two points
to round out the Marco Polo scoring.
Samantha Samuels scored seven points and Celia
Ware scored five points to lead Duncan Real Estate,
which also received three points from Kyle Sewall.

Division III (ages 8-9)
Bistros bid 'adieu' to Acute Care
The Bistros rode an opportunistic offense and a
strong team defensive effort to hold on for a 12-10 vic-
tory in the Division III championship game against
Acute Care Team Saturday, Feb. 22.
The Bistros led 5-4 at the end of the first half be-
hind three points from Joey Hutchinson and two points
from Emma Barlow. Matt Bauer kept it close for Acute
Care with four first-half points.
The Bistros gained some breathing room in the
third quarter as Hutchinson came up with a pair of
steals that he converted into layups for a 9-4 lead, but
Burns Easterling scored on an offensive rebound to
stay close.
The fourth quarter started with another steal and a
lay up by Hutchinson for an 11-6 lead, but Bauer drove
the lane to pull to within 11-8 with 1:54 left to play.
Then Emma Barlow was fouled along the baseline,
resulting in a pair of foul shots. Barlow knocked down
her second attempt for a 12-8 lead with 1:27 left to
play, but Easterling came through with an offensive
rebound putback to pull to 12-10 and put a lump in the
throat of Bistro supporters.
Chris Callahan quickly brought the ball upcourt
and fired a shot from the right wing that rimmed out
with Barlow gaining possession of the ball for the Bis-
tros.
With 25 seconds remaining, Bauer came up with a
steal, but lost the handle under pressure from
Hutchinson, who then dribbled the remaining time off
the clock.
Hutchinson finished with nine points and five
steals to lead the Bistros, which also received three
points and six rebounds from Barlow and seven re-
bounds from Ashley Waring.
Bauer led Acute Care Team with six points and
four rebounds while Easterling added four points and
six rebounds in the loss.

Bistros 14, Titsworth 4
The Bistros rode a stifling defensive effort that saw
them hold Titsworth Construction scoreless until the
fourth quarter on the way to a 14-4 victory Wednesday,
Feb. 19.
Joey Hutchinson led the way for Bistros with nine
points, while Emma Barlow added three points and
Hailey Dearlove finished with two points in the victory.
Ally Titsworth scored all four of Titsworth
Construction's points in the fourth quarter.

Acute Care 18, Jessie's 10
Matt Bauer exploded for a season-high 18 points,
while the Acute Care Team defense put on a defensive
clinic in the fourth quarter of its game against Jessie's
Island Store, sending them coasting to an eight-point
playoff victory Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Blake Wilson's six points and four points from
Martine Miller paced the Jessie's attack.

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


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND/The Video. A musical tour.
Show your friends back home the Island you love to
come visit! The video makes a great gift. To pur-
chase your copy now, call 761-3001. $19.95, plus
tax, shipping and handling.

KING MATTRESS SET: Brand name, pillow-top set:
All new in plastic with manufacturers warranty.
$260. Can deliver, 906-9668

IMPORTED ITALIAN: 100 percent leather. New in
box. Sofa $699; loveseat $655; chair $499 or group
$1,699. 232-2544. Can deliver.

QUEEN MATTRESS SET: Brand new pillow-top still
in the plastic with warranty. $160. Can deliver, 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 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESS SET: Full size. Abso-
lutely brand new, still in wrapper with warranty.
$145. Can deliver. 906-9677.

BOOKS: ALL KINDS, about 180 in all. $1 each or
$135 for all. 778-6030.

CARPETING: 18 square yards, light green, padding
included, good condition. $135. Call 383-1812.

CAMERA: Five megapixel, digital, used once. 7X
zoom lens and all accessories. Call 383-7306.

CARPETING: 88 square yards, light beige, padding
included, good condition. $275. Call 383-1812.







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

ANA ADVC INS.L'
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SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970


MLS


FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs,
native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee,
795-1112 or 704-8421.

KITCHEN SINK: Kohler, cast-iron double sink,
bisque/almond color, veri good condition. $75 or
best offer. Call 383-8900.

NIKI'S GIFT SHOP and Antique Mall big sale. Ster-
ling and costume jewelry 50 percent off, select gift
items 50 percent off. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm.
779-0729.

SELL it fast in The Islander.

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


BINGO: Annie Silvers Community Center, 103 23rd
St. N., Bradenton Beach. Every Thursday, 7pm now
through March. Smoke free.

CELEBRITY PSYCHIC MEDIUM "Tree" Edwards.
Positive spiritual comfort by connecting with loved
ones who crossed over. $50 special reading. Call
447-7735.

ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: We still have
pecans, but at a new lower price! Mammoth halves.
New crop. Bag $5.50 lb. Available at SunCoast Real
Estate and The Islander newspaper located in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Proceeds
benefit the Island Players. For information call: 779-
0202.



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
X hen you choose Chase you
VV re guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

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

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

AMI TURTLE WATCH NEEDS a four-drawer tall
legal-size file cabinet. Does not matter what con-
dition, as long as the drawers open and close. Call
778-5638.

DACHSHUND ADOPTION and rescue needs do-
nations for three paralyzed dachshunds. Carts cost
$350-plus each. Also needed: medications for sick
dogs. If you have unused, non-expired canine
medications you can drop them at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
send donations to DARE c/o Shona Otto, 7804
Second Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209; visit our
Web site at www.daretorescue.com or call 761-
2642.


ROSER THRIFT STORE. Open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, Friday, 9:30am-2pm and Saturday 9am-noon.
In stock children's clothing, sales racks. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET Saturday, March 1, 9am-
3pm. Baked goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry, linens,
tools, books, white elephants, furniture. Come and
have lunch with us. Mt. Vernon Clubhouse, 4701
Independence Drive. S., off Cortez Road.


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properties
^ .^


5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
941-778-7127
Fax: 941 779-2602
After Hours:
Greg Oberhofer 720-0932


NORTH POINTE HARBOUR
720 KEY ROYALE DRIVE


New 5BR/3.5BA home. Deep-water canal access to
Tampa Bay. Maple cabinetry with granite
countertops. Ceramic tile and wood floors. Elevator.
New seawall. Immediate occupancy. $1.1 million.

Larry Albert 725-1074
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SP- -' REALTOR.
Your Neighborhood
Real Estate Shoppe
SEASONAL RENTALS
* Anna Maria Beachfront,
3BR/2BA home
* Holmes Beach 2/1.5 Duplex
* Key Royale Home, 2/2,
canal, htd. pool, boat lift
* Beach Townhouse 2/2, Pool
* Beachfront Condos
ANNUAL RENTALS
Key Royale, 2/2 Canal/dock,
Lift, htd. pool, large open
Greatroom. Furnished,
tastefully decorated.
Heron's Watch, Brand new
3/2 homes available soon.
Phone 778-0807
Email: yrealt7@aol.com
www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


Looking for the
perfect gift?



ThiI Islander
Friends and family that live
afar will surely appreciate
keeping in touch with what's
happening on Anna Maria -
it's like a letter from home.
Keep in touch with a gift
subscription. You can
charge it to your
MasterCard or Visa
by phone or visit us online:
islander.org or stop by
5404 Marina Drive, Island
Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach.
941-778-7978


LAKEFRONT DUPLEX


This charming duplex is just three blocks to the Gulf in central
Holmes Beach. 1BR side is completely redone with all new
construction and easy to show. Wonderful long-term tenant
already in place on the 2BR side. Elevated with enclosed two-
car garage on both sides with large lot complete with boat dock
all on Spring Lake. Don't miss it! Offered at $365,000.

3reen -
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA J V,.
941-778-0455 t -
9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


NEW LISTING NORTH HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2.5BA
convenient ground-level home in quiet residential area.
Open floor plan, eat-in kitchen, 16-by-24-ft. family room,
1,721 sq.ft. of living area plus extra-large two-car garage.
$365,000, furnished turnkey.


li -M .. ;I -I-.I,11111t4I1u ;I..,1
CAYMAN CAY CONDOS Two well cared for updated 2BR/
2BA side by side condos in Holmes Beach. Heated pool,
covered parking, screened lanais, interior laundries. Steps
to beach and pets accepted. $225,000 and $279,000. Both
are furnished turnkey.

SReal Fstate
REALTORS03.
Please call Carol R. Williams,
Broker/Realtor for more
details or appointment to show.
(941) 744-0700 or (941) 720-7761.
Email: callcarol@juno.com





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S L A A S IF I E D S
G E StT P TyT O


LONGBOAT KEY RUMMAGE Sale, Saturday,
March 1, 9am-2pm. Furniture, housewares, linens,
clothing, books and lots more! Lunch available. St.
Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key.
YARD SALE SATURDAY, March 1, 8am-noon.
Redecorating, designer clothes, toys, miscella-
neous. 504 75th St., Holmes Beach.
SUNNY SHORES CRAFT and hobby show, Satur-
day, March 1, 8am-1pm. Lunch served, $4. Sunny
Shores Clubhouse on 115th Street West off Cortez
Road. For information call 761-8156.
ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE sale, Satur-
day, March 1, 8am-til? Items of every description,
over 200 homes. Refreshments: coffee, donuts, hot
dogs, drinks and snacks. San Remo Shores on
Cortez Road, Bradenton. For more information call
809-3040.
GARAGE SALE FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 8am-4pm. Mov-
ing in need more room! Lots of pictures, some fur-
niture and lots more! 6610 11th Ave. W., Bradenton,
Village Green.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, March 1, 8am-4pm.
Antiques, jewelry, glassware, collectibles, furniture,
baskets, bric-a-brac, household, fun stuff, pictures.
218 84th St., Holmes Beach.


LOST: Mans eyeglasses, bi-focals, black with
square design. Lost in Holmes Boulevard area.
Reward, 778-9216.
FOUND: Prescription glasses. Black, blue frame.
Near Sun Plaza West. Claim at Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department.


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.


1985 JEEP CJ7 Renegade, $3,900. 778-2267.
1992 CHEVY BERETTA GT, V6, sun roof, power
locks, tilt wheel, air conditioning, new radiator and
disc brakes. White. $1,350. 447-2730.
SCOOTERS: The most fun you'll have on two
wheels. The all new M2 Moskito SX and classic
models. German built 49-cc, 45-mph, two year fac-
tory warranty. My mobile showroom brings them di-
rectly to your door. Simply call for an appointment.
Al, the scooter man, 794-2163 or Conni, 778-2267.
See and enjoy the Islands on your new Muskito!
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$3,100, or best offer. 730-9622.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt.
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
SAILBOAT: 23-ft. Hunter, 5hp Mercury motor. Two-
and-a-half years old. $7,000. Call 518-9003.
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.
18-FOOT BOAT TRAILER Continental 3,100-lb.
Heavy-duty aluminum. Excellent condition. Used once.
$1,200. 519 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, 778-0033.
20-FT. YAMAHA LS2000 Jet Boat. Twin 135 hp,
Berber carpet, Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo, bimini,
depth sounder, extremely low hours, anchor and
safety gear, Shoreland'r boat trailer. $15,400. 778-
0095.
23-FOOT WATKINS sailboat. New 9.9 outboard,
great shape. Swing keel, sleeps six. $3,200. 778-
5294.


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.


EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS Second year!
New itineraries sunsets, Longboat, backwater,
canal homes, Sarasota Bay, and Egmont Key and
more. Custom tours available. See dolphins all day.
Hourly, half-day and full day. Call 778-7459 or 447-
5470.

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
connected 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.


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DISHWASHER/COOKS/servers, bus persons needed.
Experienced only need apply. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Phone, 383-0013.
MOTEL SEEKS EXPERIENCED housekeeper for
weekdays and weekends. Transportation necessary.
Call 778-1010.
NURSES NEEDED for active lady with spinal injury.
Daily 9am-1 pm and every other weekend 10pm-1 Oam.
Traveling nurses also needed. Call 383-6953.
MOTEL SEEKS WEEKEND manager. Must have mini-
mum five years experience and work well with the pub-
lic. Call 778-1010.
PART-TIME GARDENER needed. Approximately four
hours per week. General cleanup and pruning, no power
equipment, north Longboat Key. $15/hour. Call 383-
0602.
TWO SIDES OF NATURE Anna Maria's Island's larg-
est little beach shoppers have immediate part-time retail
sales positions available. Great store, great pay and
great fun! Part-time day, evening shifts available. Must
be available to work weekends. Apply in person at any
location. Two Sides of Nature, 101 S. Bay Blvd. Unit A-
1, Bayview Plaza; 108 Bridge St. at Bridgewalk or 119B
Bridge St.
ANNA MARIA CHURCH seeks nursery attendant for
Sunday service. Minimum one-hour work guaranteed.
Competitive compensation, plus travel. Call 778-1638
days or 761-0024 eves.
DRIVERS: GOOD $$, can be fun. No drunks, druggies,
prima donnas, whiners, liars or thieves. Does require at-
tention to detail and ability to read, write and follow direc-
tions. Island Transportation, by appointment, 779-2520.
PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism skills
a must. Computer literate. Independent worker. Re-
sumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or fax 778-9392, or
mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.
CallNw .I Jf n icko Cra. rc


$487,500. 4BR/2.5BA, well-maintained
Bay Palm canal home with dock and caged
pool. Curb appeal and a unique polished flag-
stone and terrazzo 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-
Ib. boat lift and dock. Nice split floor-plan great
for privacy or entertaining. Numerous updates
including newer kitchen, roof, windows, A/C and
more!
See More at www.MarinaPointeRealty.com


Sarina Pointe

Realty Co.

314 Pine A.enue Anna t.lar,a
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
www.MarinaPointeRealty.com


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical 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.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. 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 les-
sons. Special $20 per hour- free advice. 545-7508.

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

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




Karen M. Johnson, Elise Braaten

& Captain Jeff Braaten

778-0176



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Pool! Deeded boat slip! Walk to beach. Over
1,900 sq.ft. of living area with 4BR/3.5BA,
ceramic tile. $349.900.


On the tip of Anna Maria! This up-to-date home
has the Island chaim with views of the Gull, only
a block to the beach. Two-plus car garage.
$499.900.



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Overlooking Tampa Bay, this home in North
Pointe Harbour features a stone fireplace, 2,800
sq.ft. of living area, four-car garage, dynamite de-
sign with high ceilings, loft, open living area.
$749,900.
40 RM/4( Gulfstream Realty
401 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach 778-7777


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 construc-
tion 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.

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 references
available. Cell, 713-1907; home, 778-4192; e-mail:
scottfulton636@ hotmail.com


V SL AND
REAL STATE


,- Proven Results and
Proven Service

Alan Galletto
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To meet your investing
and selling needs call
me at 232-2216...
www.islandreal.com alanire@aol.com



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


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NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.

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

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

YOUR OFFICE/HOME or mine... communications
professional, nationally published, will undertake
general office, computer, writing, personal-assistant
duties for your business/household, including gour-
met, all-natural cooking. Freelance project based,
hourly, per diem. Call 779-0139.

THE HOUSEHOLD HELPER. Need an extra hand?
Call 779-1540 for help with errands, laundry, vaca-
tion checks, groceries, housekeeping chores, clos-
ets, respite care and more. Ask for Fran.

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

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


EST. 1952

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ANNAMARIA BRADENTON
Duplex- Anna Maria! NEW! 1 Acre Estate-
1 Blk to Gulf and Rod & Reel Nature Preserve N.V
Pier. New roof and more. Bradenton $749,000
,$439,900
Palma Sola Park- 4
131 Crescent- Anna Maria pool. Built by archite
A must see! $599,000 $459,000
409 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Palma Sola Park- V
Historical Cottage. $369,000 guest house around
pool. $579,000
428 Magnolia-
Possibilities! Rare West Bradenton-
handyman special. $359,000 River district houses
possibilities. $119,0i
522 Pine Ave.- Bayou $369,900!
condos (2 available) Boat
dock turnkey furnished
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


NORTH END BEAUTY This is a beautifully built 3-
4BR/2BA home in a beautiful secluded area only
three minutes to the sugar sand beaches of the
Gulf. Newly constructed and designed by it's En-
glish artist owner it has that European feel and
many fine upgrades. All tastefully done. This is for
the discerning buyer. $795,000. Call Susan Hatch,
Realtnr 77R-7616R ees


GULFFRONT CONDO Martinique North 2BR/2BA.
Totally remodeled, new kitchen, porcelain-tile floors,
new windows and many more upgrades. Turnkey
furnished. Outstanding view. A beauty. $559,900.
Call Zee Catanese, Broker 794-8991 eves.


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.

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

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

PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,
778-2711.


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

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

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


Handsome,
outgoing realtor
seeking potential
Home Buyers. I
enjoy walks on
the beach,
candle-light
dinners and day-
old popcorn. I'm
Doug Dowling,
Call Me!


728 Holly, Anna Maria.
A 2BR/2BA, one-car home for
$425,000.
830 N. Shore Drive, Anna
Maria. A 3BR/3BA, one-car
Gulfview home on two buildable
lots for $975,000.
801 Fern, Anna Maria. A 4BR/
2BA duplex, two houses from Gulf
for $750,000.
10006 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
A fourplex mixed-use (two
apartments, two stores) with great
Gulf views for $550,000.
2317 Gulf Drive, Bradenton.
Beach. Triplex with great
Gulfviews for $550,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


If-Bay Realty
/ .of Anna Maria Inc.
1778-7244
1 (800)771-6043
5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach


BEST DUPLEX BUYI 3BR/
2BA Each Unit. Totally re-
furbished. New tile, new ap-
pliances, solar
heated POOL. .$89e60,
REDUCED TO $379,000!
Call Ursula Stamm @
545-6426


*"r NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
Desirable 3BR/2BA
S- townhome turnkey fur-
Y 1.1 m I nished. Great rental history.
'l'a,'I "Immaculate. $39,ee.
-- Reduced $379,000. Call
*Robin Kollar @713-4515


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SARASOTA
I most Gulffront, beautifully
refurbished. A must see for
the savvy investor/mar-
keter. Owner financing.
$1,650,000.Call Robin
Robin Kollar@ 713-4515
SARASOTA
LOCATION, LOCATION
eSought-after Indian Beach
t(Ringling). Steps to bay and
S million dollar mansions. 2BR/
2BA, tile roof, garage, large
lot. 12Q9 _%0
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Robin Kollar @ 713-4515

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

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.

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

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

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



$229,000!
Immaculate 3BR/2BA beauty. Spa-
cious, pristine, polished 2,395 sq. ft.
under roof includes double garage.
Great high pitch roof in grandest part
of NW Bradenton. Public boat ramp
close by. Exclusive right to sell.

KEUER WILUAS
R E A L T Y

JANET KAY mccallie
Cell (941) 737-7141
Toll Free (866) 391-0300 JANET KAY "ccallie
REALTOR'


ANNA MARIA'S LAST
GULFFRONT LOT!










One Of A Kind Lot
Cleared & Ready for Construction!
Pristine Natural Beach Location!
Direct Gulf with Riparian Rights!
Water & Sewer Lines to Property!
Why settle for an older home when new is
possible at lesser cost? Asking $949,500.
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MARIE LIC PEAL ESTATE
FR'"'"Nl REA LTY BROER
"We ARE the Island "
9805 Gull Dnve PO Bo< 835 Anna Mana. Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
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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 estimates.
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.

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

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT Interior/exterior paint-
ing, pressure washing and wallpaper. For prompt,
reliable service at reasonable rates, call Kevin at
704-7115 or 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

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




515 83rd St. Holmes Beach

Drop dead NE waterviews from al-
most 200' of seawalled point. Instant
Gulf access yet protected 50' dock,
lifts, open 3BR/2BA home. The stuff
dreams are made of.


KELLER WI.AMS
R E A L T I

JANET KAY mccallie
Cell (941) 737-7141
Toll Free (866) 391-0300


JANET KAY mccallic
REALTOR"


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

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


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

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

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

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

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Call 795-1947. Bradenton Lic #RR0066450
Florida.

ARTHUR GUIDE'S Home Repairs from A-Z. Carpen-
ter, electrician, plumber. Free estimates, interior/ex-
terior, no job too small. Call 749-0454. Satisfaction
and quality guaranteed.

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


YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results
RESIDENTIAL
5400 Condo 1 or 2BR, ceramic tile, Gulfview, heated pool,
washer/dryer, unique paved deck/chairs "on the beach".
1.5 Block to Beach 3BR/2BA, R-2, 100-by-117-ft. lot,
fireplace, tile, 1,800 sq.ft. vaulted and tongue-and-groove
ceilings, built-ins, screened, tiled lanai. $394,000.
Tampa Bayfront 3BR/2BA, 2, 506 sq.ft. two greatrooms,
100x140' lot $1,900,000.
COMMERCIAL
Styling Salon 8 stations, established over 35 years. $39,000.
RENTALS SEE THE ISLANDER CLASSIFIED ADS
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com *www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


ISLAND HOME REPAIRS: Painting, carpentry, ceil-
ing fans, screen repairs, drywall repairs, texture
spray. Small jobs welcome, low prices. Call 504-
2027 or 792-4876.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.



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

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

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

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

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

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

BEST CONDO BUY ON THE ISLAND!


$260,000 Incredible view of lagoon and
Intracoastal Waterway. Turnkey furnished, elevator,
two heated pools, tennis, underbuilding parking,
fishing pier, walk to beach, shopping across the
street, doctors and dentist next door! Call 713-1277.
77 CALL BOBYE CHASE
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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


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Listen to the surf from this warm and inviting 2BR/2BA Gulf view hideaway! Features
of this impeccably maintained and beautifully updated home include cheerful
Mexican tiled floors, cozy kitchen with breakfast bar, tiled backsplash, pickled pecky
cypress siding and arched wall accent, plus expansive sundeck with bright, southerly
exposure and panoramic Gulf views! The gorgeous brick driveway opens onto an
oversized garage with lots of storage cabinets and a private fully- equipped air-
conditioned office. Other features include Hunter and Casablanca fans, enclosed
outdoor shower with hot and cold water and security and water filtration systems. The
lushly landscaped grounds and beautiful flowers are watered by an automatic
sprinkler system and framed by an adorable white picket fence! Priced to sell at
$399,900.


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RARELY OFFERED Anna Maria
canalfront home with very private lot and
boat dock. 3BR/2.5BA with great open
floor plan. Very close to beach! Perfect to
redecorate for your retirement home or
use as a rental property. $529,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.


ISLAND BARGAIN! Bright and sunny
2BR/2BA furnished condo. Covered park-
ing and close to shopping, restaurants and
beach. Won't last long! $219,900. Call
Dave Jones or Dick Maher at 778-4800 or
730-3346.


ONE BLOCK FROM THE BEACH 2BR/2BA
townhouse style condo at Fountainhead.
Bedrooms upstairs, three balconies and the
property and unit were just remodeled. Only
8 units in complex and very rental friendly.
$249,000. Call David Vande Vrede at
778-4800.







BEST VALUE ON ISLAND 2BR/2BA Turnkey
Furnished Condo. Gulf and Bay Views with
boat docks and good rental history. $359,000
call Lynn Hostetler at 720-5876


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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 Apartments,
778-2374.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEACHWALK TOWNHOME
ONLY TWO BLOCKS
TO THE BEACH -
.- .New townhome with
F T 3BR/2.5BA, private back
l yard, elevator tower in.
S "', r place, screened lanai,
hurricane impact window
upgrade and 2-car garage.
,. $499,900.
a Call Bob Fittro today
to see this magnificent
newly constructed
townhome! 778-6066.


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. 1 BR/
1 BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping
and restaurants. 778-3875.

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

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.

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.

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 remod-
eled, washer/dryer, available for April, May, June and
on. $1,000/month. Taking reservations for next sea-
son, four months minimum. 387-8610.


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Waterview from every room. 245-ft. of
protected waterfront. This magnificent
two-year-old home is uniquely wheel-
chair friendly. $2,500,000. #90163
Call Piroska Kallay Planck
Owner/Agent
ck 941-730-9667


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

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. Details, 778-
6322.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL Rental: Ground-level
duplex close to beach, available March-May. Two-
week minimum. 2/BR, $500/week. 1BR, $400/week.
Non smoking. Call (813) 928-5378.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA 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. Com-
fortably furnished, private, all amenities, screened
lanai. Vacation in paradise. $3,400/month, $1,300/
week. (863) 686-8207.

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

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.


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SPACIOUS WATERFRONT, upper, sundeck, dock.
Panoramic view, Key West-style. 2BR/2BA, washer/
dryer. Pet considered. 778-0349.


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.

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.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED beach rental. 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer. $800/month, water included. 778-
0292 or 650-3552.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED Holmes Beach, 2BR/
1 BA, second bedroom can be home office. Steps to
beach, lanai, no pets, non smoking. $850/month,
first, last, security. Call 778-7665.

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land since 1992.

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.

ALMOST ON THE BEACH Vacation rental. Lovely
1BR duplex available March and April due to can-
cellation. Call 778-5120.

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

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.

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

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.

HOLMES BEACH MARCH-APRIL 2003. Furnished,
1BR/2BA, steps to beach. Telephone, washer/
dryer, cable TV, pets welcome. $2,050/month,
$560/week. Call 778-1098.

PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA private
home. Carpeted, huge deck overlooking beautiful
beach on North Shore Drive. Available March 1-17,
weekly. (813) 920-5595.

LONGBOAT VILLAGE home, 2BR, pet OK. $2,600/
month. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


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


MIRROR LAKE CONDO 2BR/2BA, tennis, pool.
$1,800/month. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA townhouses. Tile floors,
washer/dryer, sun deck, Gulf views, steps to Gulf.
Two available $795-$825/month. 758-1899 or cell
(203) 417-2331.

CONDO: Spectacular view and summer breezes
from 2BR/2BA Gulffront unit. Elevator, pool and ten-
nis, 55-plus. May, June, August and October. Call
778-7024.

ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club villa. Gated commu-
nity. 2BR/2BA, garage, screened lanai, washer/
dryer, tile floors. On bird watching waterway, club-
house, tennis, pool, Jacuzzi. $1,100/month. 778-
5902.

CHOICE OF 3 and 5BR houses, all with heated
pools, on the water. Long or short term rentals.
www.hartwellvillas.co.uk or e-mail:
Barbara@hartwellvillas.co.uk. Call 011-44-2564-
73469.

VACATION RENTAL: 35-foot travel trailer, nice
park, near beach, heated pool, boat launch, many
extras. 761-2975.

ANNA MARIA CANAL home. 3BR/3BA, screened
heated pool, dock, deck, two boat lifts. Five citrus
trees. Fully furnished and completely updated and
remodeled. Seasonal/monthly. $4,200/month. (863)
559-9651 or e-mail cliff@southernglass.net.

HOLMES BEACH SPACIOUS turnkey furnished ef-
ficiency with huge lanai. Residential area, one block
from beach. $450/week or $1,200/month. 779-9470.

ANNUAL AVAILABLE May 1. 1BR, freshly painted,
new laminate floors. Screened lanai, steps to
beach. $650/month, plus utilities. 779-9470.

RUNAWAY BAY CONDO 2BR/2BA for anniLa
rental. Furnished. Six months $1,225/mo.th; annual
$1,200/month. Available April 1. call owner after
6pm at 779-0476.



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1BR/1BA DUPLEX, 2801 Avenue B., Bradenton
Beach. Newly remodeled, newly landscaped, easy
parking, unfurnished. Six months $650/month; an-
nual $625/month. Call 779-0476 after 6pm.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA home in Holmes Beach. Large
house with lake views. Freshly painted, with garage
and washer/dryer. $1,250/month. Wagner Realty,
Valerie or Talia, 778-2246.

STUDIO APARTMENT one block to beach. Clean,
comfortable. Available through April, suit one or two
people. Non smoking, please. 778-1046.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Anna Maria $750/
month; 2BR/2BA with washer/dryer hook-ups $875/
month; 1BR/1BA, direct Gulf view $645/month.
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA in Bradenton Beach.
55-plus, across street from beautiful Gulf beach.
Furnished, carport, central air conditioning. $650/
month, no pets. Call 778-4349 or 725-1074.



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

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

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.

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, March 2. 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/1BA, dock,
walk to city pier, shops and restaurants. Call (603)
253-9000.


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 furnished and Gulf
views. $449,900. Weekly rentals possible. Latitude
27 Realty, 744-2727.

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.

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

PERICO BAY CLUB: By owner, spectacular view,
Palma Sola bayfront, 2BR/2BA. New in 2001: lami-
nate floors, appliances, extended kitchen cabinets
and countertop. $270,000. 792-9200.

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.

PERICO BAY CLUB: By owner. Cozy 2BR/2BA,
end-unit in the Villages. All new appliances, carpet
and tile. Water view, cathedral ceilings. $199,000.
Open Sunday, 1-4pm. 617 Estuary Drive
Bradenton. Call 794-0209.

TRAILER: Located in Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton
Beach. #61 Bay Drive. No water view. See Josie in
#20, or call 778-3572.

GULFFRONT CONDO has it all. Gulffront, bay
view, boat dock, pool, tennis and totally remodeled.
Call 383-3840.
WATERFRONT UPDATED 55-plus condo. 2BR/
2BA, beauty on Sarasota Bay, many amenities and
boat docks. $163,900. Call Alice, owner, 794-1874
or (248) 670-1928.

RUNAWAY BAY CONDO 2BR/2BA, good rental,
heated pool, tennis court, workout room, deeded
beach access. $285,900. Available April 1, 2003.
Call 779-0476, after 6pm.

1 BR/1 BA DUPLEX for sale by owner. Two blocks to
Bradenton Beach, new tile, new kitchen cabinets,
new windows. $279,900. Call 779-0476 after 6pm.

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

LARGE REMODELED DUPLEX 3BR/2BA down-
stairs and 2BR/1BA plus den upstairs. New win-
dows, vinyl siding, stucco, entry doors, kitchens,
baths, plumbing, tile, carpet. Screened porch 10-by-
37-ft., much more. $435,000. 2306 Avenue B.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4499.


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AVAILABLE: One unique Gulffront home with panoramic
views in a brand new three-home condo being built at
3716 Gulf Drive. A special place for special people. The
price is not yet finalized, but under $1.3 million. Informa-
tion is available at the construction site or at
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be interviewed and given tours by appointment. E-mail:
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, March 2, 1pm-4pm. Sun-
bow Bay, 3705 East Bay Drive, Unit 108. No need
for a car from this convenient location to beach and
shopping, plus fabulous panoramic views from top-
floor bayfront corner 2BR/2BA condo. Newly turnkey
furnished, two heated pools, tennis, under-building
parking in beautifully landscaped complex. For sale
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX JUST REDUCED $20,000!
These income properties are located at 2912 Gulf Drive, just
a short stroll to the beach on the west side of Gulf Drive. The
front 800 sq.ft. unit has 2BR/2BA with a very large covered
porch. The rear 600 sq.ft. unit has 1 BR/1 BA with a sunny porch
overlooking a private backyard, large enough for a swimming
pool. Priced for a quick sale at $339,900.


JUST LISTED! TOWNHOUSE CONDOMINIUM AT THE
TERRACE- CHECK AROUND... THIS IS A BARGAIN! The
Terrace Condominiums were completed last year and feature
a large new pool, gazebo garden deck, with an oversized ga-
rage. The condo has 2BR/2BA, a front balcony off the living
room and a screened porch off the master bedroom with dis-
tant Gulf views. Furnished with fully-applianced kitchen with
solid counters. Steps to the beach without crossing Gulf Drive.
This won't last long. Priced for quick sale!
Call Barry Gould, Realtor, 778-3314


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ISLAND CONDO REDUCED: $218,900. Beautiful
cove at Sandy Pointe complex. Quiet, private bridge
and road overlooking the new Grassy Point Park.
Centrally located, close to beaches, restaurants and
shops. Weekly rentals! Unfurnished and available
immediately. Call Tom Condron 920-6904. Century
21, Scotland Yard Realty Inc.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $28,500 or
make offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
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RARELY AVAILABLE Tropical updates in
Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile, carpet, par-
quet flooring. Ample storage, parking. Shows
impeccably. $299,500. Geoff Wall,
778-0700.


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


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Largest floor plan
available. 3BR/2.5BA elevated townhouse w/2
car garage & bonus room. Community pool.
Close to beach. You'll love it here! $399,000.
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


ATTENTION BOATERS! Totally updated is-
land home, 2BR/1BA, 1 car garage. Beautiful
Florida room. Includes dock & boat 1 block
away. Close to beach. $329,900. Gail
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(941) 730-3376 Scott Dunlap www.roseschnoerr.com
(941)751-1151 E-mail roses5@gte.net


SUNBOW BAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
condo. Direct views of lagoon and
Intracoastal. Walk to shopping, restaurants
and Gulf beaches. Glassed screened lanai,
covered parking, second floor elevator. Com-
munity pool and tennis courts. $273,000.


ISLAND VILLAGE Turnkey furnished 2BR/
2BA condo located directly across the street
from the white sands of the Gulf. Short walk to
shopping and restaurants. Community pools,
tennis courts and under-building parking. Well
maintained unit. Price reduced. $269,000.


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MARTINIQUE SOUTH Rare 3BR/3BA fur-
nished end unit Gulffront condo. Third floor,
two-car garage and additional ground-level
storage area for bicycles, beach gear, etc.
Building is currently being upgraded with new
elevator, railings and more. Heated pool, ten-
nis and clubhouse. $619,000.


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


Single-family homes from
the $190s, including homesites.

Island lifestyle with off-Island convenienced
Just a five-minute ride to.the beach!


WATCH


5 Different Floor Plans
All open & spacious ...
3BI/2BA & 4BR/2BA
OPEN DAILY12-5 PM
Directions: Cortez Road to
86th St. W., turn south on
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GULFFRONT CONDO Fabulous Gulf and sunset
views. 2BR/2BA, garage, extra storage. Heated pool,
tennis. $525,000.
BAYFRONT CONDO Updated 2BR/2BA, two lanais,
washer/dryer. Heated pool, tennis. $279,000.
BAYFRONT PARADISE Surround yourself with
beautiful views and tropical lushness. 4BR/2.5BA,
plus guest quarters. Deep-water dockage, hardwood
floors. Two fireplaces. $995,000.
2/2 CONDO Ten minutes to beaches. Near perfect
unit nicely furnished. $96,000.
You'll be glad you called
t Yvonne Higgins P.A.
RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
g (941) 778-7777 or 518-9003

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ANNA MARIA
ISLAND


SunCoast
REAL ESTATE LLC


SPECTACULAR GULF VIEWS!
0cI house from the beach. Custom-built home by
Whitehead. 3BR, plus den, 3BA, gourmet kitchen,
separate dining room, deck, patio and two-car ga-
rage. Walls of windows to enjoy the sunsets.
$1,295,000.

KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/isA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,ooo lb. boat lift, caged pool, family
room, two blocks to great beach. $479,000.

LARGE DUPLEX NEAR BEACH
2BR/2BA each side. Just steps to one of area's best
beaches. Quiet secluded street in North Holmes
Beach. Very residential area. Two garages and two
carports. Excellent rental. $695,000.

JUST LISTED! POOL HOME
3BR/2BA, completely remodeled. Eat-in kitchen,
breakfast bar, vaulted ceiling, new baths, open plan,
private setting, in-ground pool and deck. Barrel-tile
roof. Holmes Beach. $449,000.

ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA elevated contemporary island home with
sundeck overlooking natural canal and private boat
dock. Lots of storage, close to fishing pier, restau-
rants and shopping. 2 car garage residential area.
$499,900.

PERICO BAY CLUB WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished villa, beautifully ap-
pointed, ceramic tile, walk-in closets, glassed-in
porch, balcony overlooking water, vaulted ceiling,
two-car garage. Secure community, guard gate, and
24-hour security. $279,900.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

Sms S&iDCoast
MLSS
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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Norman

Realty INC


800-367-1617
941-778-6696


3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com


Frank Davis
Broker





Melinda Bordes
Realtor





Marianne Correll
Realtor





Bob Fittro
Realtor





Wendy Foldes
Realtor





Richard Freeman
Realtor


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Broker/Salesperson





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Realtor





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Broker/Salesperson





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Realtor



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Realtor


& LOTS
861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
513 69th St. .................. $549,000
510 72nd St...................... $559,000
510 Key Royale Dr. ........... $435,000
510 68th St................... $489,000
608 Key Royale .............. $469,000
524 71st St................. $1,490,000
8401 Marina Dr.............. $725,000
509 65th St................... $439,500
4212 Redfish Ct. LOT ..... $575,000
623 Foxworth Ln. ........... $575,000
307 Iris ......................... $495,000
n 611 Dundee ................... $525,000
301 S. Bay Blvd............. $599,900
523 Loquat Dr................ $725,000
106 Gull Dr. ................... $629,000

ISLAND HOMES,
CONDOS & LOTS
Westbay Pt. Moorings #55... $385,000
Westbay Pt. Moorings #268 $389,000
308 55th St. Lot............. $197,500
Sun Plaza West #201...... $399,000
S Bridgeport #113 .......... $269,900
Sunbow Bay #204............ $239,000
Beachwalk Townhomes 1 Left .. $499,900
Key West #100 ................ $439,000
408 Pointsetta Rd............. $495,000
710 North Shore. Lot...... $299,000
747 Jacaranda. Lot ......... $389,000
405 Bay Palms Dr .......... $329,900
611 Dundee................... $525,000
Water's Edge #110N ....... $759,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ..... $409,000
404 80th St.................. $875,000
311 66th St .................. $345,000

MAINLAND
516 Sanderling Cir......... $245,900
634 Estuary................. $210,000
1276 Spoonbill Landings Cr. $249,999
Vizcaya #31C................ $134,900
1243 Spoonbill Landings Cr...... $244,500
2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $324,000
618 Estuary Dr. -NEW-............ $227,000
617 Estuary Dr..................... $215,000
Mirror Lake #3401 .............. $87,000
9905 E. Spoonbill Rd ..............$675,000
10319 W. Sandpiper Dr. ......... $449,100
11336 Perico Isles Cr.............. $339,900
1248 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $249,999
Stop by and use our talking
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SPACIOUS split floor plan with 3BR/
3BA and a three-car garage. Some
features included are a fireplace, wood
deck, dock and boat lift. 2,111 sq.ft. of
living space. Direct access to bay and
Gulf. $699,000. MLS#90323.
WATERFRONT HOMES






PAGE 40 0 FEB. 26, 2003 M THE ISLANDER


DRAWING POWER
By David J. Kahn / Edited by Will Shortz


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
Some banquets
Where 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
Answers in this issue.


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