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


Islander


Island home tour, inside.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


State budget


decreases will


hit Island
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn got the bad news at
the monthly meeting of Manatee County commission-
ers and mayors of county municipalities.
Cuts proposed by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the
state's upcoming budget would directly affect local
governments because because state funding for a num-
ber of programs will be either eliminated or reduced,
"shifting financial responsibility for a number of pro-
grams from the state back to local governments," she
said.
"It means we as a city may have to find our own
means to fund some projects if we want them,"
SueLynn said. "And we will have to look very carefully
at what we want to fund."
While nothing has yet been decided by the Florida
Legislature, everyone knows budget cuts are coming,
said Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett.
Among the proposed cuts that may directly affect
Anna Maria Island would be a $15 million reduction in
beach restoration grants and elimination of document
stamps on legal papers as a dedicated funding source
for beach restoration projects.
Bush also proposes zero funding for cultural and
historic preservation grants, a measure that if adopted,
would seriously affect the proposed Belle Haven Cot-
tage restoration project in Anna Maria.
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker said the next Island beach renourishment
project could be affected by budget cuts.
The next renourishment project won't begin for
PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE


Volume 11, No. 17, Two Sections March 5,


2003 FREE


Hula
Hughes
Island Middle
School Life
Skills teacher
Gary Hughes
lived up to a bet
he made with
students: if the
school raised "a
lot" of money
during last
weekend's
walkathon, he
promised to
wear a "hula"
skirt during the
event. A prelimi-
nary count
showed students
raised at least
$22,000.
Students have
until Friday to
turn in pledge
sheets and a
final total will
be available
next week. For
more pictures
and details, see
page 22.
Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan


State seeks Island trolley noise solution


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tired of waking up at 6:30 a.m. every morning to
the sound of the Manatee trolley gunning its engine
down Gulf Drive?
Help for a solution to the trolley's noise problem
may be on the way, although no immediate relief is in
sight, unless you can spare about $500,000.
But county and state officials haven't forgotten the
Island and are working on the problem, said Ralf
Hessler of Manatee County Area Transit.
Two inspectors with the Florida Department of
Transportation were on A'nna Maria Island Feb. 26 and
27 taking sound readings of the trolley at various
speeds. In addition, said Hessler, the officials were to
conduct an inspection of the vehicle, including the en-
gine, to ensure it met state specifications.
The inspectors will prepare a report and submit it
to MCAT and appropriate DOT officials for review.
And that's not all.
Hessler said DOT official Bob Westbrook is work-
ing independently of the report with the trolley's en-
gine, frame and body manufacturers to "see if they can
come up with a solution.
"He's going to get some dialogue going, at least,"
said Hessler.
When MCAT officials complained to the manufac-
turers about the trolley noise, "We were told it's not


enough of a problem, that they had sold a number of
these trolleys around Florida and no one else has com-
plained about the noise," said Hessler.
That answer wasn't good enough for Hessler, who
enlisted the DOT's aid because all the trolleys are
bought by Florida cities under a DOT contract to get
the best price
In other words, the DOT spends a lot of money
each year with the manufacturers and "has more clout
than we do," he said.
Westbrook also wants to look at the inspectors' re-
port to see if they believe the trolleys meet DOT speci-
fications. There seems to be some confusion about
what is the acceptable noise level of the trolley engine
at "governing speed" said Hessler.
Even with dialogue among the manufacturers and
the DOT, there may be little that can be done until the
engines need replacing.
Each trolley costs $250,000, including the engine,
said Hessler. The engines come with a 500,000-mile
warranty and are built to last between five and seven
years.
"I don't know how much it would cost to replace
just an engine, but it would be a huge expense," he
said.
Other Florida communities that have purchased
trolleys from the same group of manufacturers include
Pensacola (Escambia County) and St. Petersburg.


J4appeningg

Wherever you go ...
There you are. It's the big season weekend
on Anna Maria Island so wherever you go, try al-
ternate transportation: bike, trolley, walk, skate-
board.
The 2003 Home Tour is unfortunately, not
so convenient for trolley riders, although with a
good pair of shoes, you can trolley to all but one
on Key Royale. The event is one-day only,
Saturday. Check our special section this week
for more on the home tour.
Springfest, the annual art and craft show
sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art
League is Saturday and Sunday at the Holmes
Beach City Hall field.
Trolley to and fro the "First Friday" night
events at the Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes
Beach and Mardis Gras on Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach.
More inside ...


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PAGE 2 0 MARCH 5, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Duffy's Tavern reopens today in new locale


Something old, something new, awaits fans of
Duffy's Tavern when the long-awaited reopening of
the Island "institution" takes place at 11 a.m. Wednes-
day, March 5.
Duffy's Tavern is back in operation after a nine-
month-long hiatus at its new quarters on the comer of
59th Street and Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
"We're looking forward to seeing all our old
friends again," said proprietress Pat Geyer. She and
daughters Peggi, Polli and Pam, along with husband
Ed, operated Duffy's since 1970 across the street from
the Manatee Public Beach until June of last year, when
they lost their lease and had to find a new locale.
That they did last December, buying the former
garage and converting it into a "new-old" Duffy's.
The funky signs, license plates and pictures will
again be part of the decor, but as for the ball caps, Pat
said most of them fell apart when she tried to wash
them.
The new quarters will hold the same number of
people, "just not as crammed in as before." The bar is
bigger, and table seating is more spread out than in the
previous site. There is also a screened porch, a much
bigger kitchen and even a fireplace complete with a
couple of stones from another Island landmark, the


Budget impacts Island programs
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
another five to seven years, but planning must begin in
about two years, with appropriate requests for funding
to the state submitted at that time.
Hunsicker said it's too soon to speculate on what
might happen with state funding for beach restoration
in the 2003-04 budget, but the 2002 beach
renourishment project got $3.5 million in state funds as
part of the $9 million cost.
The Bush budget proposal also recommends a $15
million reduction in Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program grants, elimination of $17 million
for surface-water improvements and stormwater man-


former Pete Reynard's restaurant.
Duffy's has even joined the 21st century the
new joint has air conditioning.


agement, and a loss of $6.5 million for small commu-
nity grants.
Bush has also proposed a reduction of $3.3 million
to local municipalities from the License Tax Collection
Trust Fund (motor decal fees) along with a $7.6 million
reduction to counties and $10.5 million to local school
boards from the same fund.
The Bush budget also proposes a $64.3 million
reduction in funds to combat juvenile crime, a loss that
would shift funding responsibility of $85.7 million to
Florida counties.
The proposed budget decreases have been caused
by a massive loss in tourism tax revenues in Florida
since 9/11, losses that have been estimated in the bil-
lions of dollars.


Duffy time
Polli Geyer, left,
*" Peggi Davenport,
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4A a and Pat Geyer
welcome patrons
back to Duffy's
S Tavern March 5.
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The "coldest beer" on the Island is still there, too
- perhaps even colder now.
See, Duffy's now has ice, and all the cans and
bottles of brew will be on ice to keep them even colder
than before.
There will be iced tea, too "sweetened or un-
sweetened," Pat said.
No longer will we hear the familiar refrain follow-
ing the request for iced tea ... "No tea."
How about ice water? "No ice."
Water with lemon? "No lemon."
But there will still won't be any french fries. "No
fries." Or coffee.
There will be the special Duffy's chili, and bean
soup, and the famous burgers.
"We haven't changed the menu," Pat said. "Yet."
The girls, including Penni, who is arriving from her
home in North Carolina, will all be on hand Wednes-
day with Pat and Ed, celebrating the end of a long nine-
month hiatus.


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Police bike patrol a hit in Anna Maria City


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Two Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies in
Anna Maria recently began a bicycle patrol of the city
and are scoring points for exercise and getting to know
the community from the ground floor.
Sgt. John Kinney, who heads up the MCSO sub-
station in Anna Maria, and Deputy Sal Magro began
the bicycle patrols last month on a part-time basis, but
the initial response from the community has been "un-
believable," said Kinney.
"We're really getting to know a lot of people on a
personal level. People stop us while we're riding and
talk to us, give us tips, ask how we're doing and are just
plain friendly," Kinney said.
"It definitely makes us more accessible to the pub-
lic, and we see a lot more on a bicycle," added Magro.
"I think it's really helping the image of policing in the
community."
The bicycle patrol does not replace a patrol car and
one is always on duty while the bicycle patrol is opera-
tional, Kinney said.
The patrols generally are down Pine Avenue to the
City Pier, along Gulf Drive, and through various resi-
dential neighborhoods, he said.
Kinney said he had the idea for a bicycle patrol in
Anna Maria for some time, and thought it would be a
good addition to the city.
The two officers had to take a 32-hour police
mountain-bike training course in Bradenton to become
certified for a bicycle patrol.
The new community uniforms with polo shirts and
shorts are also a boon to MCSO deputies on duty in
Anna Maria.


Riding the waves
Manatee County Sheriff's Oiffice Sgt. John Kinney, left, and Officer Sal Magro have been riding the Anna
Maria pavement the past month as part ofthe new MCSO hike patrol for the city. The officers are outfitted in
the MCSO community uniforms that signify thev are part of the MCSO's Anna Maria sub-station. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


"These and the bicycles will really come in handy
during the summer when we'll patrol along the beach.
The uniforms are much better suited to outdoor opera-
tions, especially in the summer heat," Kinney said.
Bicycles for the patrol were donated by Mercedes-
Benz, said Kinney. and he anticipates other MCSO depu-


ties in Anna Maria will take the course in the future.
"It's a great way for us to get to know the commu-
nity," he said, not to mention all the great exercise he
and Magro are getting.
"I'm hoping more officers will take the course in
the future," said Kinney.


Festivities abound for Bradenton Beach's 50th


A committee headed by former Mayor Katie
Pier.ola is hard at work planning a 50th anniversary
party commemorating the formation of the city of
Bradenton Beach.
Events are still being planned, Pierola told city com-
missioners last week, but highlights of the "Golden Jubi-
lee" include a festival on Bridge Street May 3-4, a dinner
featuring restaurants within the city May 21, and a "1950s
Party" on Bridge Street May 24 featuring vintage vehicles
and an "Elvis look-alike" contest, Pierola said.
Also included within the celebration is the 50th
anniversary of what has become the Tingley Memorial
Library, which also was formed, although under a dif-
ferent name, at about the same time as the city in a
storefront on Bridge Street.
City Commissioner Dawn Baker is serving as city
liaison to the committee, which includes Ines Norman,
Ed Chiles, John Joseph, Barbara Rodocker, Janice
Dingman, George Sinclair, Ken Lohn, Jim Kissick, and
Carolyne Norwood.


Former mayors of the city will be invited to attend
the dinner, which will feature a "taste of Bradenton
Beach" to highlight the various menu items featured by
restaurants in the city. The event is tentatively sched-
uled to be held on Bridge Street near the Bradenton
Beach City Pier.
City commissioners agreed to fund up to $5,000
for the various events, with additional funds to be so-


licited by the committee from other sources.
There will also be an open house.at the city's po-
lice department, city hall and public works department,
as well as at the Tingley Memorial Library.
The committee will meet at 2 p.m. every Wednes-
day at city hall to continue planning the May festivities.
"It's a wonderful thing,"'Pierola said of the Golden
Jubilee.

Wreck in Cortez
Tony Comkowycz, 20, of Brandon
was-injured early Tuesday when the
1994 Pontiac he was driving flipped
on Cortez Road at 124th Street. West
Manatee Fire District firefighters
had to extricate him through the rear
S i. window and a district ambulance
rushed him to Blake Medical Center,
which refused to reveal his injuries
or condition. The Florida Highway
.Patrol said high speed was a factor
in the 4:15 a.m. accident.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat


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No hurries, mate
This sign in Bradenton Beach by the Beach House
Restaurant pretty much sums up Island traffic on a
busy weekend: "You may as well come inl, you're not
going anywhere."


Anna Maria City
March 5, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
March 6, 6 p.m., special city commission meeting on
height variance, 801 N. Shore Drive.
March 8, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
March 11,6 p.m., special city commission meeting on
right of way exemptions.
March 11,7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
parking.
March 13, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
March 5, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
March 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, WCIND marine patrol grant agree-
ment discussion, police department car advertisement
discussion, CRA district property purchase discussion,
charter review discussion, and commission reports.


March 11, I p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
March 12, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
March 13, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton b. l h City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmcs Beach
March 5, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
March 6, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
March 11,7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
March 11, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Com-
mission meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
March 12, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Management
Officials Committee meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.





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More signs proposed for roads leading to Island


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
wants the variable message sign program proposed by
the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation. They would prefer, however, not to have the
signs on the Island.
At a special BIEO meeting Feb. 26 in Bradenton
Beach to learn more about the locations of the signs,
BIEO officials agreed with representatives of the MPO,


the Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee
County that the first two signs, each about 4 by 8 foot
and costing about $100,000, should be placed on
Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue to give motorists
headed toward the Island information about Island traf-
fic conditions.
Messages on the signs will be controlled through
a central location, said Bob Herrington of the MPO,
and can be changed to read "bridge out," "use alternate
route," "parking lot full," "accident ahead" or other


Open House must be right
Real estate signs advertising an "open house" in Holmes Beach must not be in the right of 'way, according to
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich. Islander Photo: Rick Catlinl


Open house signs OK,


but not in right of way


Following a recent incident in Holmes Beach in
which police were called to remove a sign advertising an
"open house," Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich clarified the city's ordinance on such signs.
The problem, he said, is that "open house" signs
are allowed by the ordinance, but not in the right of way
and this is causing some misunderstanding.
Real estate agents are allowed to put up no more


than two "open house" signs one hour before to one
hour after the "open house" ends, he said.
The signs must be located on the premises or other
private property with the owner's permission.
If there is any question on where the right of way
begins or ends at a particular property, persons wish-
ing to place an "open house" sign at such a location
should contact Wunderlich at 708-5833.


similar messages.
"The message will fit the situation," said
Herrington.
The signs would sit on poles placed in the right of
way and overhang the road, he said.
Signs on roads leading to the Island are fine, BIEO
officials said, but they are reluctant to add to the sign
clutter already on the Island. And they balked at any 4
by 8 foot sign for the Island.
If message signs on the Island are necessary, they
want something smaller and on the side of the road, not
overhanging the roadway.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Martens said her city "really doesn't want any
signs," but has agreed to the placement of two signs:
one 150 feet west of Eckerds on Manatee Avenue
and another 500 feet north of Manatee Beach along
Gulf Drive.
"We only want two locations and we want to see
the design first," she said.
The sign along Gulf Drive would be placed to alert
motorists from Anna Maria of any impending traffic
difficulties, she said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie said his city
doesn't want a sign, but if it will "provide a service to
visitors and to and from Longboat Key," and be useful
in an Island emergency such as a hurricane, the city will
go along with the proposal.
However, said Chappie, Bradenton Beach wants
the sign in the Coquina Beach area and on the side of
the road, not overhanging it.
Herrington noted that any sign at Coquina Beach
would have to pass inspection by the Turtlewatch or-
ganization and meet lighting criteria with regard to the
turtle protection laws.
Longboat Key Mayor John Redgrave said his town
has always been against any message signs because of
the aesthetics involved, but might reconsider.
"If you show us the value of the sign, along with
some designs, and if all we have to do is provide space,
we may have a different situation," he said.
County officials at the meeting agreed they would
install and maintain the signs.
Brent Wiggins of the DOT agreed to submit some
designs and costs for smaller signs to the MPO for pre-
sentation to the Island cities for discussion at the next
BIEO meeting.
A ground-based sign as suggested by Chappie
should cost less than $100,000. allowing for three Is-
land signs, he said. Funding for the program is about
$400,000 and is provided through the MPO.
BIEO officials agreed with Herrington to start the
project with just the installation of the two main signs
along roads leading to the Island.
That way, "we'll see if the project works and add
additional signs," said Herrington.
Originally, the MPO had proposed six signs for
Anna Maria Island and one on Longboat Key, in addi-
tion to the two signs leading to the Island.


'Free' water test comes with sales pitch


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Island residents who have received an official-
looking notice in the mail recently from a company
called Florida Water & Utilities Inc. that says the com-
pany will test your water for free should be advised:
Florida Water & Utilities Inc. is a for-profit
company and its aim is to sell you a water condi-
tioning system for $5,495. It is not the local water
company.
The "hook" to get your attention is the notice on
the card which says "Urgent: Florida Water & Utili-
ties Inc. will be in your area in the next few weeks
testing the water. We test water all across Florida
FREE of charge and recommend that your water be
tested on a yearly basis."
The company says it offers the "free test as a con-
sumer service," but also notes in very small print on
the card that it is a "for-profit corporation."
Just fill out the card and mail it back to the com-
pany and a representative will contact you to schedule
an appointment, the card says.
When contacted at the company's Tampa office,
a sales representative admitted the company is in the


business of selling water conditioning systems for
$5,495.
"But we'll discount it down to $4,000 and let you
pay $40 a month," the sales representative said. The
cost is cheaper than a similar system sold by Culligan,
a rival water conditioning sales company, he said.
The mass mailing is a marketing tool to generate
interest in the company, the representative added.
The card looks official enough that some Islanders
have mailed in the cards to get the free test, only to find
out they're going to get a sales pitch at the same time.
Island resident Ruth Burkhead said she got a card
in the mail around two years ago and thought it really
was a free service.
"The name sounds like they are an official water
tester. I thought it was legitimate so I sent for a test,"
she said.
The "official looking" tester came out, did a few
tests, and immediately told her the water was bad, but
he could solve the problem if she purchased a water
conditioning system.
"I told him no, that I never make snap decisions.
He then lowered the price, but I was starting to see the
light," she said.


The man eventually left without a sale and
Burkhead wondered if perhaps the company was tar-
geting retirees who might not realize the notice of free
testing was eventually going to be a sales pitch.
But the company is doing nothing illegal, said the
Florida Consumer Services Department, as long as the
card it mails out states it is a "for-profit" company.
The CSD spokesperson said there have been six
complaints filed in the Tampa Bay area against the
company with the CSD since 2001, all involving either
"misrepresentation" or "failure to provide a refund."
All the complaints have been resolved satisfactorily,
the spokesperson said.
And while the company name and accompanying
card that says "Test Data, For Official Use Only" may
look official, the company is not "official" and has noth-
ing to do with a public utility, according to a spokesper-
son for the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant.
"Manatee County offers a free water quality test
for any customer that wants one," said the spokesper-
son. "We are the official public water company for
Manatee County."
Anyone customer who wants a free water test
should call 746-3020.





THE ISLANDER M MARCH 5, 2003 M PAGE 5


Cortez curator getting settled, sort of


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
He rows half a mile, bikes half a mile and drives
an hour to work a 10-hour day in Cortez, and he can
hardly wait to add to his workload.
He is Roger Allen, just settling in as coordinator/
curator of the project to turn the 1912-built school there
into the historic fishing village's museum. Right now
the job is mainly surveying the old building to see what
needs to be dismantled so the reconstructors can get at
their job.
He has the help of a couple of highly capable vol-
unteers, Charles Canniff of Anna Maria and Larry
Embretson of Cortez. They are getting a look behind
the surface to see where they'll go when they have the
Manatee County permits in hand to go on with the dis-
mantling.
"We're going to be very careful about it," he said.
"We care for the historic fabric of the building."
Some of the newer and perhaps now-unwanted fea-
tures were added by artist Robert Sailors, world-famed
fabric weaver who made the old school his home and stu-
dio until his death in 1995. Manatee County and the state
bought it from his estate in 1998. Allen is on the payroll
of the Manatee Courty Clerk of the Circuit Court Histori-
cal Preservation Division, but the work will be financed
with state grants and county contributions.
Allen plans to help volunteers get organized to help
"deconstruction" when permits are granted. "The floors
will have to come up and the ceiling down, among
other things."
Most of that phase can be done by volunteers, the
reconstruction itself awaiting availability of a $160,000
state grant in July. That will be for exterior work includ-
ing roof, new windows and doors, handicap ramp, duct
work, rebuilding the portico, and removing stucco slapped
on over the original red brick in 1957. Meanwhile, he
needs donations of carpentry hand tools of all kinds and
woodworking machinery, especially a band saw.
The arrival of the money in July will coincide with
Allen's start on the job full time. Now he works here


Monday, Wednesday and Friday, sharing his time with
finishing up his contract with historic Spanish Point in
Osprey. There he is heading the reconstruction of the
historic sailboat "Magic," converted decades ago to a
power launch to ferry resort guests from the railhead in
Manatee County.
He oversees 15 volunteers and hopes to have the
hull finished by mid-July, working Tuesdays, Thurs-
days an Saturdays.
SAllen puts in 10-hour workdays at each job, com-
muting from the 37-foot sailboat which is home for him
and his wife and various seagoing pets. It is anchored
off Osprey, and he is thinking of moving to Cortez.
He seems a natural for Cortez, coming here from
the North Carolina Maritime Museum where he was
curator of boatbuilding technology. Most of his volun-
teers were from Carteret County, where the founders of
Cortez came from more than 100 years ago.
"I worked with Fulfords and Greens and Guthries
and others whose family names are so prominent in
Cortez," he said.
Before that he was curator of watercraft at Phila-
delphia Maritime Museum, working to preserve fish-


At home in Osprey,
Cortez
Roger Allen splits his time
for now between Cortez
and his work on the
reconstruction of the
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He hopes to bring similar programs to Cortez, he
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boatbuilding classes up and running in Cortez in a
couple of months."
He envisions weekend sessions with participants
building half-models of the kind used to design boats,
his favorite being the Key West Smack working sail-
boat. The classes would start at the Cortez Community
Center, where he is establishing his office for the
schoolhouse project, but hopes eventually to have a
facility on the water.
And he is very hopeful that he can involve local
boatmen in the project, men such as Alcee Taylor and
Blue Fulford who have the old skills and commitments
and energies.
"I'm concerned that our culture now is not one
where traditional values and skills are preserved as
much as they might be," he said, "the old values, black
and white, right or wrong. A boat is like that you get
an honest answer right away, it floats or it sinks."
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Too much

ado
Following much ado over the news that real estate
prices are still on the rise, although not at the previous
alarming (to those who can't yet afford to live here or
can't afford to stay) rate of 30 to 40 percent per year,
and the additional news the prices will never be better
and that the best time to buy is now, we're happy to
report that nothing has changed.
Apparently the headline, "War fears slow real es-
tate inquiries," was misleading and didn't sufficiently
draw people into the story to learn the news was "ac-
tually" good news and we apologize.
We've heard flak over the years regarding a
tongue-in-cheek tourism article, an error on the cover
date, the wrong crossword puzzle clues (three to four
times tops in 10 years), and once we were chastised for
publishing a shark picture. (Heaven forbid we should
scare the tourists.)
We confused two brothers in a family picture,
which was published with an obituary. Our intentions
were good but the surviving brother didn't have much
of a sense of humor. No amount of apologies would
suffice.
We took note of some criticism regarding a rare
"hard news" story, a shooting incident, but it happened
just the way we reported it.
We are not the chamber of commerce. News hap-
pens. We report it. We've been at it for more than 10
years now and we know all too well mistakes happen,
but we try to weigh them against the good and hope the
scales tip in our favor.
The good news this week is that Anna Maria Island
will be brimming with happy folks this weekend, tak-
ing part in art openings and a Mardis Gras, a craft
show, and the opportunity to tour five fabulous Island
homes to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
Nothing speaks greater for The Islander than our
record of community service, this being our 10th year
sponsoring and contributing a portion of our home tour
section revenue to the Center. And nothing speaks
greater volumes for the real estate market on Anna
Maria Island than the home tour. It contributes tremen-
dously to the desire to live in "paradise."
It's a good thing.
So try to remember, it's not all bad news, we don't
make it up, and, next time, don't shoot the messenger.
(Smile.)


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Opinion


Get on with life
The Islander on Wednesday, Feb. 18, page 23,
showed the new logo for Duffy's Tavern. It was so
disgusting that it nearly turned my stomach.
It was the sickest display of humor.
Miss "Duffy'" was the model for the logo and I'm
sure they could find a better one.
Everyone knows why a truck was used.
All you "Duffys," please give us a rest. So you lost
your lease (you are not the first nor will you be the last).
Get on with your life.
You are showing yourselves to be immature and
you don't seem to have a life of your own.
We frequent Skinny's and find their food and ser-
vice to be very good. They are an extremely nice fam-
ily, they speak to you even if you are not a politician
or a Privateer.
Nettv M. Yarbrough, Holmes Beach

No higher, please
Please say a resounding "No!" to any height hikes
above the current 37-foot limit. There are plenty of
two-story homes in Anna Maria now that are very at-
tractive without having to go above the 37-foot limit.
Increasing the height limit to 42 feet is like putting a
five-foot fence on top of every house in Anna Maria.
Don't fence us in.
If anything, I would like to see the height limit re-
duced, not increased. Even now many of the homes,
especially near Bean Point on North Shore Drive. look
much higher than the 37-foot limit.
Don't turn us into a Longboat Key.
Richard and Alexis Francis. Ainna Maria

Put McKay to work
I have addressed the following to the mayor and
commissioners of the City of Anna Maria:
Please rehire George McKay as the city's building
official.
George McKay has the ability and experience for


this position. Furthermore, he is a longtime resident of
this city and has served the city ably in the past.
Please do not pursue the possibilities of using an
Island Building Department when you already have a
proven employee.
Elizabeth P. Moss, Anna Maria


Good choice,
but ...
The new Anna Maria City Commission made an
excellent choice in appointing Tom Aposporos to com-
plete the council.
Some citizens have objected to the fact that Mr.
Aposporos has a commitment to the Island Players and
so the meetings would have to be rescheduled to Mon-
days. I agree with the dissenters. No matter how quali-
fied the person is, commission meetings should not he
scheduled to accommodate any one person.
We should all be pleased that we have a civilized
Anna Maria City government now. but I submit that
a good case can be made that the Players do more for
the quality of life here.
Bill Diamant, Anna Maria City


Thanks to theater,
patrons
We are so thankful for the wonderful caring of all
the people at the Island Players theater on Sunday af-
ternoon. Jan. 19. The dear ladies that called 91 1, the
nurse and doctor that came over to help my sister who
had fainted, the audience and cast who waited patiently
during the confusion.
A special thank you to the emergency technician
who helped us and took Elizabeth to Blake Medical
Center.
Her family felt she should return home and came
down to fly her back to Canton, Ohio.
Marjorie Bird





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Anna Maria's McKay OK on zoning, not building


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Although current Anna Maria Public Works Direc-
tor George McKay has not been rehired by the city to
hold the additional post of building official, he can give
opinions and advice on zoning matters.
That's the opinion of City Attorney Jim Dye and
Mayor SueLynn after McKay was called upon at the


city's Feb. 24 planning and zoning board meeting to
discuss two separate applications for a variance.
In one application, McKay had written a letter to
the attorney for the owners of 101 Palm Ave. indicat-
ing the proposed construction could not be approved
because of the city's zoning ordinances and the appli-
cants needed a variance from the city.
SueLynn said the letter "was a zoning issue" and


'Capital Affaire' under way
The Affaire to Remember 2003 Auction Committee, seated left to right. Scott Dell, ChairpersonTrudy
Moon and Pierrette Kelly, and standing, Gary Wooten, Ilona Kenrick, Peg Douglas. Sandee Prutett,
Kathy Geeraerts, Suki Janisch and Lisa Termini are the behindt-the-scenes forces in the annual Anna
Maria Island Conmmnity Center fiudraiser. This year's event wiill be May 10 with "A Capital Affaire"
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McKay can give information and opinions on the city's
zoning ordinances. "It was not denial of a building
permit," she said.
S"It was within his responsibilities. He was not act-
ing as a building official."
Dye agreed. While the state requires building of-
ficials to be trained and licensed through its own edu-
cational and testing program, it has no similar require-
ment for a city official such as a public works director
to discuss zoning matters, he said.
McKay was the city's building official and public
works director until August 2002, when SueLynn was
forced to remove McKay as the building official by the
Florida Department of Business and Professional
Regulation because McKay had been denied a tempo-
rary building official's license the previous year.
McKay has since been granted his temporary build-
ing official license by the DBPR, but the Anna Maria City
Commission, at the request of the mayor, is still research-
ing and discussing if the city should proceed with hiring
its own building official, or continue to utilize the build-
ing services provided by Holmes Beach.
At the same Feb. 24 meeting, McKay was also
asked by board members to give opinions and answer
questions regarding the city's current 37-foot height
restriction and new Florida building standards on mini-
mum height of new construction seaward of the Coastal
Construction Control Line.

Palma Sola festival vendors sought
The Spring Garden Festival at Palma Sola Botani-
cal Park is looking for vendors to participate in the
event March 22-23.
Eileen M. Hoffner, executive director, said she is in-
viting businesses and organizations to participate, with a
deadline of March 15 for registration. Booth spaces are 12
by 12 feet, and rental rates for the two days are $100 for
commercial exhibitors, $25 for nonprofit organizations
that wish to sell items, free for non-selling nonprofits.
The garden festival is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both
days. Admission will be $1 for adults, children free.
Details may be obtained by calling 761-2866.
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Anna Maria has quiet, lengthy commission meeting


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission held one of its
quietest meetings in recent memory Feb. 27, with no
public outbursts over issues and no personal attacks,
often the trademarks of commission meetings in the
past.
It was also one of the longest meetings the past 12
months as commissioners dealt with a number of rec-
ommendations from the planning and zoning board
during the three-hour session.

Variances
Commissioners spent nearly 90 minutes discussing
a recommendation from the P&Z board for a lot split
at 224 Periwinkle Place. The board also recommended
that the property could be re-platted to show the new
lot.
Surveyor Jeff Hostetler said the owners want to
tear down an existing, nonconforming triplex to build
a single-family home on the two lots.
Commissioner Chuck Webb, however, said if the
commission approves the lot split, "we are approving
a nonconforming lot," which the city code prohibits.
Hostetler said the land has already been split in the
past.
Webb wanted a new plat and also suggested a con-
tinuance until the density issue was addressed.
Commissioner Linda Cramer, however, said it
looked like the applicants "are trying to lower the den-
sity."
City Attorney Jim Dye said it "appears" that a lot
split "meets the code," but the city should look at the
lot split regulations in the near future.
A motion to grant the variance by splitting the lot
was approved, 2-1, with Webb voting no.
The commission gave unanimous approval to a lot
split at 302 Spring Ave. and granted a vacation of a 10-
foot right of way to the owners of 1 17 Peppertree Lane.
In exchange for the vacation, the city is to receive
a utility easement.
Owners of the property showed the right of way
had never been used, and the city had granted a build-
ing permit nearly 30 years ago for a garage to be built
over the right of way.
A recommendation from the board to grant a height
variance from 37 feet to 42 feet on construction of a
new home by Jim DePorre was tabled to a special com-
mission meeting March 6 at 6 p.m. Webb said he could
not vote on the issue because of a potential conflict of
interest.

Cell tower moratorium
An ordinance extending the moratorium on con-
struction of wireless communications facilities by 90
days was passed unanimously. The moratorium was
due to expire Feb. 28.
The planning and zoning board is currently draft-
ing recommendations to the commission for locations
of such facilities and reviewing the proposed wireless
communications ordinance.

State retirement
Commissioners voted to enter the city in the state's
retirement fund. City employees have been without a
retirement plan since the Florida League of Cities plan
went bankrupt in 2001.
City Clerk Alice Baird said the plan must include
elected officials, but they have the choice to opt out of
the plan.
The annual contribution by the city to the fund is
set by the state legislature and this year, it is 5.76 per-
cent of an employee's salary, Baird said.
In the FLC plan, the city paid about 10 percent
annually.
Contribution money for an employee pension plan
has been budgeted and set aside since April 2001, so it
won't cost the city additional funding to join this year,
except to include the elected officials.
"This plan is really for staff, not elected officials,"
said Baird.
Webb agreed, noting that at the current salary, if a
commissioner becomes vested in the retirement plan,
that person would only get about $10 a month when
eligible.
The monthly cost to the city for elected officials in
the plan is $161. Webb, however, said that in his opin-


ion, commissioners and the mayor should have the
contribution deducted from their monthly salary to
avoid any conflict with the city charter, which says
commissioners cannot vote themselves an increase in
compensation while in office. The commission agreed.
Once the city joins the state plan, however, it can-
not back out, and-Anna Maria resident Russell Stover
said he wasn't in favor of contracts that "I can never get
out of."

Accord
Commissioners also voted to approve the Accord
agreement among Manatee County municipalities and
the county government to regulate future growth issues
and the agreement establishing the Joint Planning
Commission as part of the Accord.
Webb said it's not a negative to join the Accord
and JPC, but really it's the "Big 3" of the county,
Bradenton and Palmetto, that gain the most from the
agreements.
The three Island cities and Longboat Key will have
just one vote among the five-member JPC.
"At least we'll have one voice," said Webb.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger was chosen by the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials to be the Island-LBK represen-
tative on the JPC.
Commission chairperson John Quam approved the
motions, but observed that it seemed to him that the
City of Bradenton was trying to back out of the Accord
because its city commission recently tabled a final vote
because of issues concerning impact fees.


Capital improvements
A plan submitted by city engineers Baskerville-
Donovan Inc. that outlines four levels of capital im-
provement drainage projects was unanimously ap-
proved by commissioners.
Level One drainage projects, which have already
been budgeted and will cost less than $25,000 each,
were given the immediate go-ahead. Under the plan,
BDI will complete the engineering work necessary to
begin Level One projects as soon as possible.
BDI will also begin to prioritize Level Two
projects and return to the commission with recommen-
dations at a future date.
The commission also approved the final contract
between the city and BDI for engineering services.

Mayor's report
SueLynn said a representative of the Public
Lands Trust, a national nonprofit.organization that
helps communities acquire land for public trust, has
indicated it will pursue purchase of Roser Cottage
for the city.
The mayor said the cottage has an offer pending for
sale, but the PLT believe they can work out a purchase.
After the PLT buys a property, it then works with
a community to raise the money to buy the property
from the PLT.
In other business, commissioners elected Webb as
the commission's deputy chairperson and approved an
addendum to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's lease with the city that extends the current
lease until 2103.


Legal posting
Complaints about a series of wooden posts placed on the beaclfir-ont property of Fernando Torres at the end
of 39th Street were made to the city but, Public Works Assistant Superintendent Bill Saunders said, Torres has
not violated city codes by placing the posts on his property, nor does he need a permit. "If the posts had been
linked together that might constitute a fence and then a permit would he required, Saunders said. Neighbors'
complaints are a civil matter according to city sta.if Additionally, Turtle Watch Director Soi Fox confined
the posts do not encroach oni tthe renourished each and pose no problem for the turtle habitat. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan


Rhea Chiles being feted at dinner Monday


Former Florida First Lady Rhea Chiles of
Holmes Beach will be honored at a luncheon
Monday, March 10, by Planned Parenthood of
Southwest and Central Florida Inc.
The organization said the honor is "in Ircog-
nition of her and the late Gov. Lawton Chiles'
commitment to the health of Florida's women,
children and families."
The festivities will begin with a press confer-
ence at 5 p.m. at Michael's on East, 1212 East
Ave., Sarasota, with cocktails and silent auction
at 5:30 and dinner and awards at 7 p.m.
Speaker there will be Jill June, Ms.


Magazine's 2002 Woman of the Year and presi-
dent and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater
Iowa. She vowed to go to jail rather than give
police a list of women in her care during a homi-
cide in\estigation,l the state Supreme Court ulti-
mately throwing the case out.
Ms. Chiles partnered her husband during his 40
years of public service and in 1998 founded and now
chairs the Lawton Chiles Foundation to carry out
their commitment to improving the lives of children.
Dinner tickets at $75 per person may be ob-
tained and reservations made by calling 365-3913,
extension 101.


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Players open 'Art' Thursday evening


Thursday is opening night for the Island Players' pre-
sentation of "Art" at the Island theater, Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. except for three Sunday mati-
nees at 2 p.m., with the theater closed Mondays. The
Yasmina Reza play will run through Sunday, March 23.
It centers around a painting, for which protagonist
Serge has paid a lot of money and is proud of it. Friend
Marc doesn't like it and buddy Yvan is uncommitted.
The disagreement is enough to encourage the friends
to cut loose with some things they've been saving up for
a long time, some opinions of each other and some re-
pressed feelings.
The three-person play puts the full dramatic/comedic
load on Tom Aposporos as Serge, Mark Woodland as
Marc and Mark Shoemaker as Yvan.
Phyllis Elfenbein is director and Debron Keller-
McCartney is stage manager. Jack Abene and Carolyn
Pepka designed the set, Don Bailey costumes, Chris
McVicker lighting, and Bob Grant sound. Walt Schmidt,
who passed away suddenly before the opening, also con-
tributed to the sound for the production.
Tickets at $14 each may be purchased at the box of-
fice from 9 a.m.-I p.m. daily except Sunday, one hour
before performances, or reserved by calling 778-5755.


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Opening 'Art'
Tom Aposporos,
seated, Mark
Shoemaker,
standing left, and
Mark Woodland
star in the
comedy/drama
all about 'Art' at
Island Players.


Anna Maria Island revegetation project ready


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Revegetation of several beach locations along
Anna Maria Island should begin before the start of the
turtle nesting season May 1, said Manatee County Eco-
systems Manager Charlie Hunsicker.
Revegetation is the final phase of the current beach
renourishment project and involves planting sea oats, -


elder, railroad vine and other vegetation at various
beach locations to protect the sand from erosion.
Hunsicker said the county has received its permit for
the project from the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection and construction of the ropes and poles that
will fence off the revegetation areas should begin before
May I.
Planting will take place during the rainy season


to "take advantage of Mother Nature," Hunsicker
said.
Three Island locations are in the DEP permit, in-
cluding one in Anna Maria, another near the Beach
House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach and one near
30th Street in Holmes Beach.
For more information on revegetation, call
Hunsicker at 745-3717.


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Community Center. Visit The Islander office, Island Shopping Center,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Saturday for tickets.

Be sure to check out our 10-Year Anniversary Special
Home Tour Section in this week's Islander, and also be sure
to patronize and the thank the advertisers, A portion of the
proceeds from ad sales goes to support the Home Tour!


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You can always count on the Irish for good appe-
tites, good jokes, good music. Now you can count them
in for midday dancing, too.
The St. Patrick's Day brunch next week will have
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Don Maloney, chief among Anna Maria Island's
Irishmen and organizer of the brunch March 17, said
the Ceili Dancers have agreed to strut their stuff at the
affair starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Moose Lodge, 110
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach.
They are Islanders who practice all year and sel-
dom appear in public, he said, "dancing just for the love
of dancing." There are couples and groups within the
group, he explained, all amateurs who have taught
themselves and each other the distinctive Irish steps
and moves. They practice in the recreation hall at St.
Bernard Catholic Church.
As always, in addition to food the brunch will fea-
ture stories, music, jokes, and a certain amount of
horseplay all Eire-based, of course. And the Island
Irishman of the Year will be announced, not necessar-
ily a genuine Irishman or even a man at all.
You can still get in on it all. Maloney said. The
Moose Lodge holds 150 maximum, and so far 120 res-
ervations have been made and 1 I others "promised but
not paid yet."
To reserve, get $6.50 per person to Sarah Maloney,
615 Foxworth Lane. Holmes Beach, phone 778-4865,
by sundown Wednesday. March 12.
Maloney said he stirred up the Irish on the Island
half a dozen years ago to have their own celebration.
basing it on a similar affair in Plattsburg, N.Y., his
hometown until he came here 25 years ago. It's a win-
ner both places.

Eleanor Roosevelt to be
on library program
Actress/scholar Joan Wolfberg will present "And
Again," portraying Eleanor Roosevelt, twice Tuesday,
March I 1, at the Island Branch Library -- at I 1 a.m.
and 2 p.m.
Wolfberg will engage the audience in portraying
the late first lady under sponsorship of Friends of the
Island Branch Library in its 2002-2003 Program Series.
Her appearance is arranged through the Florida Hu-
manities Council.
The program is free and open to the public first
come, first seated, the Friends said, and promptness is
essential.
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive. Holmes
Beach. It opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday, clos-
ing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Information
may be obtained by calling 778-6341.


Two artists exhibiting at library in
March
Watercolors by Leslie Robbins and "found object
art" by Fred Truluck are on exhibit through March at
the Island Branch Library, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Robbins is a winter resident of Holmes Beach,
spending the rest of her year on Drakes Island, Maine.
Painting exclusively in watercolors, she has taken
classes at the Anna Maria Island Art League, Sarasota
Art Center and Heartwood College of Art in
Kennebunk, Maine.
Each of Truluck's artworks "tells a biblical hidden
truth," for his readings from the Bible led him to study
"found" objects and turn them into art. Each takes 30
to 100 hours to complete, he said.
The library opens daily at 10 a.m., closing at 8 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Further information
may be obtained by calling 778-6341.


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Turtles, art, travel on library's
program
Exhibits featuring turtles, watercolors and "found
object" sculptures will adorn the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, during March.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch has an exhibit of
turtle artifacts such as shells, skulls and other bones, as
well as photos and printed information on turtles and
how to volunteer to help save this endangered species
from extinction.
Leslie Robbins' watercolors are on exhibit also, as
are sculptures from "found objects" by Fred Truluck.
A special presentation will be actress Joan
Woll'berg's portrayal of the late First Lady Eleanor
Roosevelt at 1 I a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, March I 1, as
part of the Focus on Florida program by Friends of the
Island Branch Library.
Another special will be longtime travel executive
Jim Hyndman's presentation on "Alaska," another
Friends offering, at 2 p.m. the following Tuesday,
March 18.
All of the programs are open to the public free of
charge.
The library's schedule for the month:
Monday, March 10, 17, 24, 31 Internet class
for beginners (registration required at 778-6341). 8:30
a.m.
Monday and Tuesday, March 24-25 AARP 55
Alive driving brush-up course for seniors (advance
registration required at 776-1158). noon-4 p.m.
Tuesday. March 4. I 1 1 8. 25 veterans service
officer intervie\\s clients (bv appointment only at 749-
3030), 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, March I1 Joan Wolfberg portrays
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1 1 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesday. March 18 -- Jim Hyndman's "Alaska"
travel lecture. 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26 Family
storytime, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12 Friends Book Club.
10:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 6, 13. 20, 27 Free income tax
assistance, bring all relevant forms and documentation,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, March 8 Origami class. 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday.
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. F-riday and Saturday.
Details maiy be obtained by calling 778-6341.


St. Bernard pancakes Sunday
Homemade pancakes, sausage juice and coffee
will be served at a public breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m.
Sunday. March 9. at St. Bernard Catholic Church. 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Prices are $3 for adults, half price for children. In
conjunction with the breakfast will be a homemade
bake sale. Details are available at 778-4769.





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'Abell' performance enthralls all
Children's singer/songwriter Timmy Abell performed three concerts at Anna Maria Elementary School
including an evening concertfor the Island community. Abell showed off his talents playing several instru-
ments the banjo, concertina, penny whistle, guitar and hammered dulcimer. The audience participation
kept the event lively and the kids were obviously enthralled. Island Photo: J.L. Robertson


Tickets still available
for dance at Center
The ticket supply is dwindling but some are
still available for the first annual Gotta Dance
dance March 14 at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The dance will be from 8-11 p.m. in the
Center's gymnasium featuring the Dream Classics
IV, "the little band with the big band sound," per-
forming dance music from jitterbug to jive to jazz,
said the Center.
Tickets at $10 per person may be purchased
from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday at the Cen-
ter or by calling 778-1908.


Gallery changes hours,
books three artists
Three artists will be featured Friday, March 7, at
the gallery of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The new hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-
Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.
Janice Weller will demonstrate her watercolor artistry
there from noon-2 p.m. Friday, stressing techniques for
light and skies in beach scenes and water reflections.
In the gallery's First Friday art participation, Kathleen
Masur and Mary Carrillo will be featured at an exhibit-
opening reception from 5-8 p.m., open to the public.
Masur is from a family of painters and last summer
shared a show in Erie, Pa., with her sister Karul Lasher
of Belgium.
Carrillo, who retired not long ago from the Navy,
paints in mixed media with a watercolor focus.
Details may be obtained by telephoning 778-6694.

Fashion show tickets on sale
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
gearing up for its "Cruisin' to Fashion" spring lun-
cheon, and has tickets for sale now.
The fashion show will be a noon luncheon March
28 at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave.
W., Bradenton. It will include fashions in women's,
men's and children's clothing and accessories, mod-
eled under the direction of Sharon Alexander.
Boutiques showing their fashions are AMI West,
9801 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; Jennifer's, 7471 Mana-
tee Ave. W, Bradenton; Mister Robert's Resort Wear,
5330 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; Sun & Surf Lifestyle
Apparel, 5418 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; the White
Egret, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria; and Two Sides
of Nature, 110 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Tickets at $22 per person (better hurry, it's a sell-
out event) may be purchased at any of the participat-
ing businesses and at the chamber's offices, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Additional details may be ob-
tained by calling 778-1541.


'Toot Your Own Horn' breakfast
to be Tuesday on key
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor a "Toot Your Own Horn" breakfast from 8-
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Hungry Fox Res-
taurant, 419 St. Armands Circle.
Tickets to the networking breakfast, $5 for mem-
bers and $10 for guests, may be reserved and informa-
tion obtained by calling 387-9519.

'Stroll Under the Stars'
on Bridge Street Friday
Bridge Street merchants in Bradenton Beach will
sponsor a "Stroll Under the Stars" at their March First
Friday celebration from 5-9 p.m. March 7.
The event will be titled "Mardi Gras on Bridge
Street" and everyone is being asked to dress appropri-
ately for the "Fat Tuesday" affair.
Percussionist Scott Blum will host a carnival pa-
rade band to accompany the costume contest, and he
invites participants to "bring your drum, shaker or
musical instrument" to help out.
The Sea Notes jazz band with Hoyt Miller will play
Dixieland from 6-9 p.m. Merchant prize baskets valued
at $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded to costume
contest winners. Details may be obtained at 782-1128.

'Chicago Picasso' model
at bank on Longboat
A small model of the enormous "Chicago Picasso"
sculpture is on display at the Longboat Key branch of
Coast Bank of Florida, 5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
It is owned by a client of the bank who has turned it
over to Coast for an indefinite period, said a spokesper-
son.
The "Chicago Picasso" itself is an outsized, un-
painted, cubist structure that has been outdoors at
Chicago's Daley Plaza since its unveiling in 1967. The
bank said Picasso himself never explained what the
work was meant to represent, but guesses have ranged
from a long-haired woman to a dog or a cow.
The 42-inch artist's model will be on public dis-
play in the bank's lobby during business hours, 9 a.m.-
4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Further information may be
obtained by calling 345-1500.

Manatee sailing group
installs '03 officers
John Hargreaves was installed as commodore and
Wendy Presley vice commodore of the Manatee Sail-
ing Association at a banquet in Bradenton. Both are
Bradenton residents.
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ITrtle center opening this month on Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
From a twinkle in Suzi Fox's eye over the years
to the middle of March, the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch Environmental Education Center is
about to become real.
Fox holds the state marine turtle preservation
permit for the Island and heads Turtle Watch, and
she has been casting about for several years for a
place to focus attention and help on her wards,
mainly loggerheads.
After a March 15 grand opening she and her 157
Turtle Watch volunteers will have it, topping years
of work and pleading and fundraising and, yes,
plotting and scheming.
The center will be at 5408 Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach's Island Shopping Center. It will oc-
cupy the 600 square feet that has housed Gulf-Bay
Realty, which has moved down the street to share the
former Eckerd building with Island Fitness Center
and the Island Chamber of Commerce at Marina and
Gulf drives.
Volunteers are painting the prospective turtle
center, moving a few partitions and otherwise pre-
paring the storefront space for occupancy. Very soon
they'll move in the computer and get it up and run-
ning, get furniture and shelving ready and stock
them with educational materials, books, research
matters, and gift shop items such as turtle T-shirts,
hats, jewelry and so on.
Amy Tallucci of Holmes Beach, longtime Turtle
Watch stalwart, will manage the center and volun-
teers will staff it in turn. It will be open 10 a.m.-4
p.m. seven days a week the year around, Fox said. Its
phone number will be 778-1435.
She expressed relief that the center is here, not
only for its utility in educating the public on the en-
vironment and especially turtles, but for the freedom
it will give her to carry on other Turtle Watch work.
"Up until now I've spent a lot of my time run-
ning around the Island delivering information and
looking into things people call about," she said.


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New shelter
Island Turtle Watch's Suzi Fox peers out of the door
of the new environmental education center at 5408
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy

"Now they can get it all at one central place and I can
get on with taking care of other problems in the field,
such as people leaving turtle-threatening stuff on the


beach, interfering with turtle nests, leaving lights on
to distract the turtles, and so on. It will be better for
everyone, including the turtles and me."
At the grand opening on March 15, she will be
freshly back from evaluating applications for grants
from the fund raised by the special sea turtle license
plate. She serves on the special grant committee ap-
pointed by the governor and will judge 55 applica-
tions for the $260,000 total funds. Those meetings
will be Monday and Tuesday, March 10-11, at the
Florida Marine Research Institute, St. Petersburg.
Anna Maria hasn't asked for money from the
fund because Fox didn't want any suspicion of fa-
voring her own program while she's on the commit-
tee "but just watch next year when I won't be on
the committee."


Longboat turtle poster

contest under way;

March 31 deadline
Longboat Key's 2003 turtle poster competition is
under way, with March 31 the deadline for artists to
submit their entries.
Sponsored by Longboat Key Turtle Watch, it is
open to "general artistic interpretations regarding sea
turtles, including the nesting and hatching of logger-
head turtles and especially the need for 'lights out,'"
people within sight of the beach turning out their lights
during the May-October nesting season.
A $5 fee is due with each entry submitted, said
Gillian Busard, president of the Turtle Watch organi-
zation. Poster dimensions are 11 by 16 inches. First
prize is $50.
The entries must be delivered to Busard at
Raymond James, Suite 101, 6350 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key FL 34228, by March 31. Further
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Manatee Players ready
for next season
The Manatee Players have scheduled a six-show
program for the 2003-04 season to celebrate their
Riverfront Theater's 50th birthday.
Opening the season will be "The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer" musical Oct. 2-19, followed by "Witness
for the Prosecution" Nov. 6-23, "Oklahoma!" Jan. 15-
Feb. 1, 2004, "Harvey" Feb. 19-March 7, "The Unsink-
able Molly Brown" April 8-25, "Forever Plaid" musi-
cal May 6-23.
Further information may be obtained and season
tickets obtained by calling 748-5875.


Terra Ceia craft fair
is next Wednesday
The 17th annual craft fair of Terra Ceia Village RV
Resort will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March
12, "rain or shine."
There will be entertainment, bake sale and prizes,
and lunch will be available. Terra Ceia Village is at
9303 U.S. 41 N., a mile north of the 1-275 overpass.
Details are available at 723-2425 or 721-9842.


Power squadron classes Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will have
boating safety classes all day Saturday, March 8, at
1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
The classes run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and costs are
$28 for materials and $7 for food throughout the day.
The classes provide an overview of boating safety,
laws, weather, rules of the road, etc.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-8408, 545-7646 or 518-1750.


S'Far Depths' to be

Mote speaker's topic.Monday
Dr. Don Walsh will discuss "To the Far Depths: A
Personal Odyssey" at the Monday Night at Mote pro-
gram at 7 p.m. March 10 at Mote Marine'Laboratory,
on City Island off the south ramp of the New Pass
Bridge to Longboat Key.
Other March speakers will be Dr. Erich Mueller on
"Reefs of the Dry Tortugas" March 17 and Dr. Robert
Hueter on "Summer of the Shark" March 31.
Details are available at 388-4441.


'Take a Bow'
Carol Cozan, left, and Marjorie McKeever of the Off
Stage Ladies of the Island Players participate in the
theatrical auxiliary's luncheon at the Bradenton
Yacht Club in a performance.titled "QOf Stage Ladies
Take a Bow. "

Pelican Man art benefit

at gallery Thursday
A benefit for the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is
planned from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the
Longboat Gallery in Whitney Beach Plaza on north
Longboat Key.
Both the gallery and driftwood sculptor Al
Rolling will give the sanctuary 15 percent of the sales
of the evening. Refreshments and a door prize are
planned.
Rollings is a former Michigan veterinarian who is
a devoted outdoorsman and conservationist, said the
gallery, with a special interest in the birds of the Michi-
gan-to-Florida flyway.
Details may be obtained by calling 383-8914.


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'Open Season' auditions
to be Sunday evening
Auditions for the "Open Season" production by the
Anna Maria Island Players will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 9, at the Island theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue, Anna Maria. The play will run May 8-18.
Director Preston Boyd said the play has parts for
one woman about 50, another of any age, a man in his
60s or above, and two "30-ish" men. Further informa-
tion may be obtained from Boyd at 747-2506.



Off Stage Ladies meet
for lunch Wednesday
The Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary to the Anna Maria
Players theatrical troupe, will have a silent auction at
its meeting Wednesday, March 12, at the Bradenton
Yacht Cub, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
Information may be obtained from and reservations
made with Marilyn George at 778-7423 or Marge Ebel
at 792-7818.


'Fashion Fiesta' Tuesday
at Longboat church
A "Fashion Fiesta and Luncheon" is planned for
noon Tuesday, March 1 1, by the St. Mary Star of the
Sea Catholic Church Ladies Guild on Longboat Key.
The fiesta will be at Stella Maris Activity Center,
4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Dillard's will provide "the
latest trends in color and style for spring and summer,"
and a guild spokesperson promised every table would
be a runway table.
Reservations at $20 per person may be made and
further information obtained at 383-3923.


Widowed persons discuss
'Conflict and Control'
"Conflict and Control" will be the topic of discus-
sion at a meeting of the Island Manatee Widowed Per-
sons Service meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, March 10, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The AARP-sponsored program is open to all wid-
ows and widowers, said the Center. Information may
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Manatee cleanup opens, ours will be later


The Manatee County contribution to the annual
Great American Cleanup will begin Saturday, March
8, but a long way from the Island. Ours will be April
12.
Saturday's cleanup will be on the upper Manatee
River from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with free boat launching and
canoes or bring your own, said Ingrid McClelland of
the sponsoring Keep Manatee Beautiful. She will pro-
vide details at 795-8272.
Anna Maria Island, Cortez, Emerson Point, Terra
Ceia and Braden River cleanup are already organized,
though still a month away. Plenty of time to get ready,


McClelland points out.
Island volunteers will check in at 9 a.m. April 12
at the Anna Maria City Hall, Kingfish Boat Ramp in
Holmes Beach or the Beach House Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach. Palma Sola Causeway cleanup head-
quarters is the north pavilion.
Cortez will have a concentrated cleanup of the
FISH Preserve, overseen by the Florida Institute of
Saltwater Heritage. Cleaners check in at 9 a.m. April
12 at the Cortez schoolhouse on 119th Street.
At Emerson Point, volunteers check in at 9 at the
park entrance on 17th Street West. For Terra Ceia,


Roser flips for flapjacks
Bill Yandow of Avon, Conn., Nancy and Jim Bowers of'Newtovwn, Pa., are served up some delicious flapjacks
in the community room of Roser Memorial Community Church Feb. 23 by Jack Williamson and Sheldon
Hedges, both of Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


check in by Crab Trap 1 on U.S. 19 at the northwest
corner of the bridge.
Bradenton citywide cleanup will be from 9 a.m.-
noon March 15, and here again McClelland will pro-
vide full information on volunteer focus points to any-
one calling 795-8272.
Palmetto's part in the event will be March 29.
Last year, McClelland said, 1,671 volunteers in the
county picked up 221,900 pounds of trash, including
yard waste, tires, appliances, monofilament fishing
line, plastic junk, bottles and cans and almost anything
imaginable.

Variances continued
in Bradenton Beach
"I don't know how we can deal with these things
when no one is here to argue their case."
That comment from Bradenton Beach Board of
Adjustment Chair Ken Lohn seemed to sum up the
opinion of the board as it continued two variance re-
quests last week.
Bridgewalk Partners LLC, 111 Gulf Drive S., and the
Sun House Restaurant and Bar, requested a variance to
allow alcohol sales within 200 feet of other similar estab-
lishments. The city commission passed an ordinance sev-
eral years ago limiting alcohol sales within the Bridge
Street area, hence the need for the variance.
A former restaurant, J.C. Gardener's, had received
a similar variance in March 2002. However, that vari-
ance was granted to the restaurant owners, not the prop-
erty and, when the restaurant closed last November, the
variance ceased to be in force.
The restaurant also requested extending hours of
operation from 10 p.m. to midnight.
No one from Bridgewalk or the restaurant appeared
before the board of adjustment.
A second variance request was requested by Andrew
and Carol Mincieli, 107 12th St. N., for a storage shed on
the property line within the rear-yard setback. The appli-
cants again were not present to discuss the request.
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Davis moved to Tampa from Warren, Ohio,. when
she was in the second-grade, but she was born in
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AME since 19.76.
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children than most other professions."
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minorities mentoring project and "Columbus Quest."
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would have gladly taken two math classes in place of
a history or writing-composition class.
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great idea," said Davis. They told her she needed to be
well rounded and rejected her offer.
Davis keeps her own students interested in learn-
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Two things students will learn in Davis' class are
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Anna Maria Elementary

School menu
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Island elementary fifth.graders learn to DARE


Fifth-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary
School capped off a 17-week Drug Abuse Resistance
Education program with a graduation ceremony.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon has
been visiting classrooms throughout the school year to
teach students self-esteem.
The DARE program is designed to gives kids the
confidence to say no to drugs and it deters them from
using drugs by showing them what they can get in-
volved with instead, according to Lannon.
Some of the tools used to teach the fifth-graders
include role-play situations and a question box, which
helped break down the communication barriers be-
tween Lannon and the students.
To wrap up the program, Lannon held an essay
contest. Students wrote about what they learned from
the program and Lannon chose the top essay from each
class to be read at the graduation ceremony.
Ashley Gomes, Justin Dearlove and Krista
Davidson were the three essay winners.
Each of the winning essay writers received tickets
to Planet Fun and Florida Wheels Skating Rink.
Below are the top essays.

DARE
By Krista Davidson
No! Don't use cocaine. It's one of the many drugs
people die from because it speeds up your heart rate. It
is also one of the most addictive drugs. It is even ille-
gal.
OK, you're-probably wondering how I know all
this about cocaine. Well, I can tell you why right off the
bat. I know all this because of DARE, Drug Abuse
Resistance Education.
We learn about DARE with Officer Lannon. But
drugs aren't the only thing you learn about in DARE.
You also learn about smoking and using alcohol.
Now listen up, because I'm about to tell you three
things that you should stay away from if you want to
lead a strong, healthy and great life.
The most deadly, horrifying and awful drug -
well, at least that's what I think. I'm referring to an il-
legal drug that is not only bad for your health, but is
also one of the most addictive drugs. It alone can kill
you. If you have not yet guessed this horrible drug I'm
describing, I'll tell you what it is. I am talking about
cocaine.
Never get near it. Don't touch it, smell it and defi-
nitely don't use it. Cocaine speeds up your heart rate
allowing it to take control of you, making you be care-
less of anything that is a part of your life. If you use this
drug, you will be so addicted that you will give up your
last penny to get some. Stay away from this life-taking
enemy and you will be fine and will lead a great life.
Your lungs are turning black, you are dying, and
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of using it. Stay away from this horrible enemy. Don't
try it and if somebody in this world thinks that it makes
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the consequences will be good toward your body and
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have a hangover. You might throwup and will probably
feel weak. Too much alcohol can cause scerosis of the
liver, a deadly disease referring to too much use of al-
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died from this deadly disease. He drank liquor with his
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then he would stay up
drinking through the night.
One night he came home after work and drank and
drank beer after beer causing him to go into a coma and
die. Don't end up like he did. Don't die from something
like that. He was only about 39 and now he didn't get
to live his life because of the misuse of alcohol.
Illegal, addictive and deadly enemies. Cocaine,
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Stop essays about what
they've learned in the
school's Drug Abuse
Resistance Education
program. Davidson,
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Spread their winning
essays at the fifth-
grade DARE gradua-
tion. Islander Photo:
SDiana Bogan


DARE I knew 50 percent of the evil things in this
world, but now I'm fully powered with 100 percent
knowledge.
I'll really miss Officer Lannon and his DARE class
when I move to middle school, but I'll never mess up
my life thanks to Officer Lannon.
I hope you learned something about the misuse of
these three items, and I hope you take my advice and
stay away from these things. If you decide to, you'll
have a long, healthy and good life. I guarantee it.

DARE
By Ashley Gomes
We have this great program at our school called
DARE. DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Edu-
cation.
Officer Lannon, our Holmes Beach Police Officer,
runs that program. Officer Lannon taught us the right
way to say "No!" to drugs.
If a friend asked me if I would like a cigarette, I
would say. "Why do you smoke? It's for losers." Then
I'd give them the cold shoulder and walk away.
I know when I get older I will be meeting new friends,
some of them might smoke and some might drink and
some just might do drugs. But, I will never be one of those
people because I know drugs are not cool, so those so
called friends will not be my friends anymore.
I'm glad we have the DARE program at our
school. I've learned a lot. I wish that every school had
this DARE program. Then there would be less kids
doing drugs in the future.
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Craig 'Dutch' Lutz
Craig "Dutch" Lutz, 55, of Cortez, died Feb. 25.
Born in Camp Lee, Va., Mr. Lutz came to Mana-
tee County from Iowa 30 years ago. He was a commer-
cial fisherman. He was employed by Tropicana. He
served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Memorial services were March 1. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Linda; daughters April and
Haley of Tampa, and Kerry Thom of Baltimore; son
Grant of Cortez; mother Annabelle of Council Bluffs,
Iowa; sister Kim Olea of Bountiful, Utah; brother Barry
of Lombard, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
Walter H. Schmidt
Walter H. Schmidt, 62, of Holmes Beach, died
Feb. 25.
Born in Queens, N.Y., Mr. Schmidt came to Mana-
tee County from Tampa in
1988. He was a computer
systems manager with
Lockheed Martin and Gen-
eral Electric. He served in
the U.S. Air Force. He was
a member of the Island
Players and the T-Bird
rClub. He was Lutheran.
Services were March
S1. Memorial contributions
Schmidt may be made to Southeast-
ern Guide Dogs Inc., 4210
77th St. E., Palmetto FL 34221, or to Island Players,
P.O. Box 2059, Anna Maria FL 34216. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife Mary Ann; daughters
Kristine Lawson of Venice and Karen Bowes of St.
Petersburg; son Walter J. of Charlotte, N.C.; and three
grandchildren, Andrew and Caroline Schmidt of Char-
lotte, N.C., and Jesse Lawson of Venice.
Joanne H. Towell
Joanne H. Towell, 72, died March 4 at her home in


Holmes Beach.
Born May 13, 1930, in Palisades, N.J., she came here
in 1993. She was a 1952 graduate of Cornell University,
a member of the Comell Club and a senior contract writer
for Prudential Insurance Co. She was a Catholic.
A gathering will be held at 4 p.m. Friday March 7,
with a service to follow at 5 p.m. at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Survivors are husband Clifford; sons Fletcher of St.
Charles, Ill., Michael of Navarre, and Douglas of
Bradenton; and sister Sheila Dibello of Rochester, N.Y.
Nellie Isabele White
Nellie Isabelle White, 99, of Bradenton died March
3 in Blake Medical Center.
She was born June 18, 1903, in Richland Center,
Wis., and came here from there in 1944. She owned her
own beauty shop and was an accomplished artist.
She was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria Veterans of Foreign Wars auxil-
iary and the Anna Maria Garden Club.
Surviving are daughter Yvonne Roberts of Largo;
step-daughters Anne Cosgrove, Elizabeth Geer and
MaieCummings, all of Maryland: step-sons Joseph
White of Chicago and Lewis McCallum of Waterloo,
Iowa; three grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;
and several great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1 1 a.m. Friday,
March 7, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home Island
Chapel. 6000 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach, with the
Rev. Gary Batey officiating.


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 5, 2003 E PAGE 17
Gospel quartet debuts
Holmes Beach singer
The gospel quartet "4 R King" entertained
more than 350 adults and children at the Island
Baptist Church in Anna Maria Sunday evening,
featuring gospel music with plenty of harmony
and toe-tapping rhythm. Tenor Bill Gamble,
lead Lee Miller and baritone Jason Miller
introduced their newest member, bass Fuzz
Meneley, hailing from
Holmes Beach and a member of the Island
Baptist congregation. Islander Photo:
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Anna Maria Elementary School staff and students
celebrated this year's birthday of Dr. Seuss which is
March 2 in honor of Phyllis Mitchell, who recently
passed away. For the past two years during "Read
Across America week, Mitchell, a representative of the
National Education Association, read a Dr. Seuss story
to AME primary students. Mitchell was a winter Island
resident from Michigan who celebrated the joy of
reading with children. She will be missed at AME.


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DARE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16

DARE
By Justin Dearlove
DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a class
taught by Officer Lannon at Anna Maria Elementary to
fifth-grade students.
Every Tuesday Officer Lannon comes into our class
and teaches us about drugs and what they can do to our
bodies.
We learned that there are different types of drugs and
these drugs affect you in different ways. For example,
there are drugs that speed you up and drugs that slow you
down. Drugs can change the way you see, feel, hear and
think. Cocaine speeds you up. It can make you short
tempered, confused and unable to think clearly. It is highly
addictive and can cause heart attacks and even death.
Marijuana is a mind altering drug. It is also known as
pot,weed or grass. Marijuana causes slow reflexes and
poor memory.
Alcohol is a depressant. This drug can cause loss of
coordination, an increase in violence and accidents and a
change in your personality.
All of these drugs are dangerous. They can affect how
your mind and body work. They can affect your school
work and change your relationships with your family and
friends. If you get addicted to drugs it can limit your
choices throughout life.
Officer Lannon also taught us how to say no to some-
one who wants us to try drugs. One response you could
give is to just say NO!
A second response might be to say no while walking
away, or change the subject by saying "let's play my new
video game." Or you could make an excuse by saying you
have a basketball game and you need to go right now.
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Despite a recent incident at a Pine Avenue real
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few months, said Sgt. John Kinney, the officer in
charge of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office substa-
tion in that city.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy who
investigated the Pine Avenue vandalism incident said
he found a group of unsupervised juveniles in the area
who heard the crash, but they had denied seeing any-
one cause the damage.
Kinney said that normally the city might have one
vandalism incident every three or four months and the
Feb. 23 report was the first in some time.
Some city residents had expressed concern that juve-
niles were using the Manatee trolley to ride up and down
the Island at night and vandalise homes and businesses,
but there's no evidence to support that,.Kinney said.

Drawing class begins-Tuesday
A three-week drawing class will begin iti a m
Tuesday, March 1, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The class will meet on Tuesday mornings under
artist Sue Lynn Cotton, $25 for Center members or $30
for nonmembers. Details may be obtained at 778-1908.

St. Bernard dessert party Monday
SThe annual dessert card party of the St. Bernard
Catholic Church Ladies Guild will be at 1 p.m. Mon-
day, March 10, at the church activity center, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Reservations at $7 per person may be made and
further information obtained at 778-4769 or 778-7771.
Participants are to bring playing cards and score pads
or a favorite board game.

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Island Biz


Curb your plants
This is just one of the many styles of decorative
curbing for plants and gardens that Island Curbs
installs. Islander Photo: Courtesy Amanda Bell

Bells ring in decorative
landscaping business
Pat and Curt Bell have been visiting Bradenton
and Anna Maria Island for nearly 30 years, so when it
came time to retire, they had a pretty good idea of
where they wanted to live. But they're not retiring.
Along with daughter Amanda, the Bells have just
opened Island Curbs, a custom, decorative landscape
curbing business for residential and commercial prop-
erties on Anna Maria Island and in the Bradenton-
Sarasota area.
"We can do a number of styles, colors and arrange-
ments for curbing," said Curt, based upon an initial
estimate and what the customer wants.
Decorative curbing is used by homeowners to sepa-
rate plant beds and trees from rocks or grass, said Curt, but
a number of businesses also want decorative landscaping.
Amanda is the sales and marketing representative
for this family business and she meets personally with
each client to provide them with an excellent range of
styles, colors and designs from which to choose.
"We give the customer a free estimate, based upon.
what they would like to do," said Curt. "We then talk
to each client to find out what they would like and fit
that into their budget.
"It's a family business and we are all very excited
to finally 'retire' to Florida, but we hope we'll be very
busy on Anna Maria meeting new people and making
friends," he said.
Island Curbs operates Monday through Saturday
and is a member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce.
For more information on Island Curbs, call 730-
0089.


If you knew sushi
like we know sushi
Following a recent Islander story about the open-
ing of the Ocean Star Japanese Restaurant and
Sushi bar at 3608 East Bay Dr. in Holmes Beach,
owners Mon and Chi Lu say business has been just
great.
In fact, said Mon, "We've had such great response
to the Islander story, we created a special sushi named
Islander."
The Islander sushi is a combination of conch, cu-
cumber, masago and spicy sauce and is just one of
more than 30 sushi hits at Ocean Star.
But there's much more than sushi at Ocean Star.
The restaurant has seating for 50 patrons and has
a complete Japanese menu for lunch and dinner.
Ocean Star is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. daily and 5-9 p.m. for dinner with takeout
available.
For more information on Ocean Star, call Mon or
Chi at 778-1236.

Party for everyone at Haley's
Haley's Motel at 8102 Gulf Drive in the Holmes
Beach will hold its monthly open house deck party and
buffet starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8.
Owner Sabena Musil-Buehler said the party held
on the second Saturday of each month is becoming
quite a hit as Island residents, visitors, guests of
Haley's Motel and anyone over 21 is invited.
Haley's provides a keg of beer and the music,
while attendees are asked to bring a small dish for the
buffet.
"It doesn't have to be something you cooked, it
can even be something you bought in the supermar-
ket," said Sabena.
"This is a fun party," she added, "and a lot of
people have made new friends here. Everyone has a
good time."
To reach Sabena, call 778-5405.


Island Massage and Day Spa
The Island Message and Day Spa at 5343 Gulf
Drive in the Holmes Business Center, offers a variety
of treatments to re-energize and renew the body, mind
and spirit.
New owners Mark and Christina Miller offer
Swedish massage, advanced therapeutic massage, heal-
ing stone massage and craniosacral therapy in an atmo-
sphere of friendly, qualified healing professionals.
The Millers also offer several "package specials"
including a Silver Package that features a full body
massage, a facial and a paraffin hand treatment.
The Platinum Package provides the client with a
salt scrub, custom aromathereapy massage, a body
wrap, moor mud, and a specified hand treatment.
Island Massage also offers Jan Marini skin-care
research products recommended by plastic surgeons
and dermatologists.
A variety of message therapy treatments are avail-
able, in addition to numerous body and facial treat-
ments.
For more information on Island Massage, call 779-
0066.


Ed Chiles named Chamber
'Businessperson for 2002'
Well-known Islander businessman Ed Chiles of the
Chiles Group of Restaurants has been named by the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce as
"Businessperson for 2002" and will receive the honor
from the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club.
The Chamber committee that selected Chiles said it
chosen him for his business practices of honesty, integrity
and ethics in addition to his community involvement.
The plaque bearing his name is permanently lo-
cated in the Chamber offices at the Island Fitness Cen-
ter building on Gulf Drive.
Chiles is the son of the late Florida Gov. Lawton
Chiles.

Tops in 2002
Anna Maria Island
... Rotary Club vice
President Christian
Huth, left, Anna
Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce
Director Mary Ann
Brockman and
Chamber president
Al Galleto, far right,
recently presented
Ed Chiles with his
,. award as the
Chamber's
Businessperson for
2002.


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Walk Island for IMS annual success


Two hundred students, parents and faculty from
the Island Middle School turned out March 1 for the
school's annual fundraising event "Walk the Island for
Island Middle School."
Students and their families began walking from IMS
to the Coquina Beach Pavilion at 9 a.m., earning money
from pledges for each of the six miles they walked.
By the date of the event, IMS Administrator Mary
Beth Morgan said the school had raised at least


$22,000, although students still have until Friday to
turn in their pledge sheet and money. A final total will
be available next week.
The fundraising goal for this year's walk-a-thon is
$30,000.
Monies raised by the walk are used to enhance
the educational opportunities offered at IMS. Last
year's funding helped finance the band program and
its trip to compete with other bands and win third


place at Disney World.
This year's top event sponsors included Graphix
Super Center, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club, Tyler
Heeman, Omega Office Systems, CTX Mortgage, Dr.
Jeff Salk, J&J Graphics and the Sandbar Restaurant.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers served lunch
after the walk and Mama Lo's in Anna Maria offered
free ice cream cones to participants who visited her
shop following the walk.


Starting line
Almost 200
students, parents
and faculty
gathered at the
Island Baptist
Church parking lot
in Holmes Beach
prepared to walk
to Coquina Beach
in Bradenton
Beach. Partici-
pants earned $1
per milefrom their
individual walk-a-
thon sponsors.
Islander Photos:
Diana Bogan


First place finish
Seventh-grader Jake Orr and sixth-grader Billy
Alstrom ran the entire walk-a-thon course with IMS
parent/running coach Lori Dorman to be the first to
cross the finish line in a little more than an hour.


Top walkers
Finishiingt the walk-a-thon in t the top 10 were students Chris Renna, Taylor Evns,. Winn Haslem, Lori
Manali, Marissa Brassi, Ceila Ware, Billy Al/strom andl Jake Orr.


School rally
Michelle Easterling, Island Middle School resource teacher, rallied the students before the
start of the six-mile walk to Coquina Beach from the Island Baptist Church where the school
is located. The walk is the school's primary fundraiser.


Privateer cafeteria
The Anna Maria slandc Privateers donated and served hot dogs, chips
and soft drinks for hungry participants at the IMS walk-a-thon. Big
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Streetlife.


Island police reports
Anna Maria
Feb. 23, 314 Pine Ave., Marina Pointe Realty, van-
dalism. A decorative water fountain in front of the
property valued at $3,000 was reportedly tipped over
and damaged.
Feb. 27, 100 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant,
burglary. According to the report, deputies were noti-
fied of a burglary and apprehended the suspect as he
was leaving the scene.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 17, 1600 block of Gulf Drive, warrant arrest.
A man was arrested on a Sarasota County warrant af-
ter a routine traffic stop.
Feb. 19, 103 Gulf Drive N., Banana Cabana, do-
mestic disturbance. Police were called when the owner
of the restaurant and his son got into an argument.
According to the report, the son was charged with do-
mestic battery and domestic aggravated assault after
kicking his father and threatening him with a knife. The
defendant also reportedly smashed a window of his
father's car with a signpost and, while resisting arrest,
he kicked out a passenger side window of a police ve-
hicle.
Feb. 21, 210 Gulf Drive S., Capri Resort, informa-
tion. A woman reportedly received anonymous letters
stating she should remove her "Choose Life" anti-abor-
tion license plate.
Feb. 22, 1900 block of Gulf Drive, Coquina Park,
trespass. According to the report, a man exposed him-
self to several females including juvenile at the park.
The women called police who found the man in the
mcn',. bhthil::'nim Although all the women positively
idenlit 1 ed tl h man, they elected not to press'charges
because they told officers they didn't want to take time
off of work to go to court. According to the report,
Marine Rescue Officer Lt. Colin Schmidt also re-


sponded and elected to issue a trespass against the sus-
pect.
Feb. 23, 1700 block of Gulf Drive, traffic arrest. A
man was arrested for leaving the scene of a traffic ac-
cident and also, according to the report, for battery.
According to the report, the accident victim was hit in
the leg while trying to keep the other driver from leav-
ing the scene in his car.
Feb. 24, 100 block of Sixth Street, drug arrest. Jo-
seph Shaw, 33, of Bradenton, was arrested for posses-
sion of 15 grams of cannabis, seven hydrocodone tab-
lets and drug paraphernalia after a routine traffic stop.
Feb. 25, 400 block of Gulf Drive, traffic arrest.
According to the report, a woman was ordered to pull
her vehicle over by officers. After pulling over, the
woman changed hermind and reportedly fled from
officers. She was stopped again on Cortez Road and
arrested.
Feb. 24, 100 block of First Street, domestic battery.
According to the report, a teenage girl asked to press
charges against her sister, also a teenager, because the
sister slapped her across the face during an argument.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 21, 3200 Block of East Bay Drive, drug arrest.
Adam Harrell, 21, of Seffner, was arrested for posses-
sion of marijuana. According to the report, officers
were passing a car waiting to make a left turn and
smelled the marijuana the occupant of the vehicle was
smoking at the time. Officers conducted a traffic stop
and the driver turned over a small plastic bag contain-
ing marijuana.
Feb. 24, 5353 Gulf Drive. Time Saver, I.llrci, c-
cording to the report, a man was issued a trespass warn-
ing after an altercation with the owner of the Time Saver.
According to the report, the defendant became angry af-
ter he was asked not to step behind the sales counter.


Feb..25, 2900 block


of Avenue E, suspicious inci-


dent. A man reported receiving a harassing phone call
after replying to an unknown e-mail account and com-
plaining about the multiple unsolicited e-mails being
received from that account. According to the police
investigation, it was discovered that the e-mails were
the result of a computer virus and had not been sent
intentionally.
Feb. 25, 3005 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, domestic.
Officers were called to the bar when a woman was seen
there despite having an injunction requiring her to stay
away from the location. According to the report, the
woman had left by the time officers arrived.
Feb. 26, 102 39th St., Amanda Villas, criminal
mischief. According to the report someone shot out
three windows at the front of the resort with a BB or
pellet gun.
Feb. 26, 102 39th St., Amanda Villas, criminal
mischief. A man reported the back window of his ve-
hicle had been broken.


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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.
7p.m. Teen Source Theater multi-media perfor-
mance. For location and information: 383-9433.

Thursday, March 6
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP tax help at Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 888-227-7669.
3 to 5 p.m. Saltwater fishing course with Cap-
tain Ric Ehlis at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811.
Fee applies.
5 to 9p.m. Art benefit for the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary with driftwood artist Al Rollings at Longboat
Gallery, Whitney Beach Plaza, Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-8914.
6 to 9 p.m. "Women Weaving a World of Bal-
ance, Partnership, Justice and. Peace" all-girl youth
cabaret at Fogartyville Cafe, 800 17th Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 741-9755.
8p.m. Opening night of "Art" at the Island Play-
ers, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-5755. Fee applies.

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5 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for watercolor
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Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
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on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 782-
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6 to 10 p.m. Opening reception for "Painted
Lives" exhibit by Miki Boni at Kaos Gallery South, 1122
12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-0823.

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8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boating safety class with the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron at 1200 71st St.
N.W., Bradenton. Information: 778-8408. Fee applies.
9 a.m. Anna Maria Woman's Club garage sale
at 505 83rd St., Holmes Beach.
9 a.m. to 3p.m. Keep America Beautiful's Great
American Cleanup to clean the Upper Manatee River,
Bradenton. Information: 749-6355.
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. "Holding the Family To-
gether in a Time of Crises" women's retreat at the Days
Inn, 3506 First St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-
6485. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit the Pace Center
for Girls.
10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. "Can We Find
Women in Florida's Prehistory?" with archaeologist Bill
Burger at DeSoto National Memorial, 75th Street,
Bradenton. Information: 953-3108.
11 a.m. "The Moccasin Wallow Music Fest" at
the Midway Flea Market, 10816 Hwy. 41 N., between
Palmetto and Ruskin. Fee applies.
8 to 10 p.m. International Women's Day cel-
ebration dinner and community gathering at the
Sudakoff Center, New College Campus, U.S. 41,
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8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
7:30 p.m. Auditions for "Open Season" at the
Players Theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna
Maria. Information: 747-2506.

Monday, March 10
9 to 10 a.m. Island Manatee Widowed Persons
Services at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908.
1 p.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church Ladies Guild
dessert card party at the church activity center, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.
Fee applies.
7p.m.- "Conserving Florida's Manatees: Reach-
ing a Delicate Balance" with John Reynolds at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March 11
8 to 9:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce "Toot Your Own Horn" at the Hungry Fox Res-
taurant, 419 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information:
387-9519. Fee applies.
11 a.m. "And Again" presented by actress/
scholar Joan Wolfberg at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
6341.
Noon Fashion Fiesta Luncheon with the Ladies
Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church at the Stella
Maris Activity Center, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 387-2105. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veteran's Service officer available
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
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craft fair, 9303 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto. Information: 723-
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11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Is-
land Players lunch and silent auction at the Bradenton
Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Rd., Palmetto. Informa-
tion: 778-7423.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
One-man show for Italo Botti at Wallace Fine Art,
5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through
March 5. Information: 387-0746.
"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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Anna Maria Island Art League's "Student Exhibit"
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Anniversaries for birds; Mush! you sneakers, Mush!


Anniversaries appear to be all around us these
days.
Holmes Beach just celebrated its 50th anniversary
of becoming a city.
Bradenton Beach is gearing up for its "golden ju-
bilee" this May.
And Pelican Island, on Florida's east coast, will
celebrate its 100th anniversary of becoming a National
Wildlife Refuge March 14, the first protected area
named in the United States.
The National Wildlife Refuge System "is the
world's largest and most diverse assemblage of lands
for wildlife," according to refuge officials. President
Teddy Roosevelt created the system at the urging of the
Florida Audubon Society and the American Ornitholo-
gists Union. At issue was Pelican Island, near
Sebastian, where plume hunters, egg collectors and
vandals had pretty much exterminated egrets, herons
and spoonbills from the island in the late 1800s.
In 1903, the island received its protected status and
the bird life was restored.
Closer to home, though, is what probably is the
second National Wildlife Refuge in the country -
Passage Key, established in 1905.
Passage Key is in the mouth of Tampa Bay just
north of Anna Maria. When it received its protected
status it had a mangrove shore and freshwater lake. In
1920, a killer hurricane scoured the key and reduced it
to little more than a sandbar. Today, it encompasses
about 30 acres and is uninhabited except for bird life.
The key, according to wildlife officials, "hosts the
largest royal ter and sandwich tern nesting colonies in the
state of Florida." The key also provides nesting, feeding
and resting habitat for laughing gulls, black skimmers,
brown pelicans and oyster catchers. There has even been
an occasional flamingo spotted on the shore there.
The key is closed year-round for public use. In the-
past few years, though, the waters off Passage have
become something of a naturalists retreat for those who
prefer the clothing-optional lifestyle.
A more popular island, also part of the National
Wildlife Refuge System, is just to the north. Egmont
Key has more than 80,000 visitors annually on its 350
acres. Much of the island is closed to the public through
the auspices of the refuge system, but visitors can still
tour ruins of the old forts that were built between 1882
and 1916. At one point, more-than 70 buildings and a



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population of 300 were on Egmont Key.
The forts were to protect Tampa during the Span-
ish-American War, but the huge cannons never fired a
shot in anger. Erosion has cut into the Gulf side of the
island, and several structures are nothing more than
offshore reefs.
The east side of Egmont is home to a score of
houses for harbor pilots.
Egmont was the scene of a minor skirmish a few
years ago, this one with roots in Tallahassee. The key
is within Hillsborough County, even though it is just
off the beaches of Pinellas. The Hillsborough legisla-
tive delegation was split between Democratic and Re-
publican members and, without a majority party in
charge, appeared deadlocked.
Some bright light in the Democratic Party was
looking at a map one day and realized that Egmont,
although in Hillsborough County, was encompassed in
a Pinellas legislator's district. A little more research
turned up that Park Ranger Bob Baker and his wife
lived on the key, allowing a Democratic Pinellas
County representative to sit on the Hillsborough
County legislative delegation.
Deadlock broken, all because two people happened
to live on the island. When asked about it, Baker was
reported to have laughed and said, "But I'm a Repub-
lican!"
So as we celebrate our various anniversaries, don't
forget that little sandbar to our north, protecting and
preserving wildlife for 98 years.

Clams for ... none?
Speaking of Tallahassee and shenanigans, Gov. Jeb
Bush has come up with a proposal that apparently
would shaft commercial fishers yet again.
Gov. Jeb! has slipped a little zinger in his $54 bil-
lion state budget that would reduce the number of
Florida aquaculture division staff from 54 to three.
Most of those people do inspections of the state's farm-
raised fish, shrimp, alligator, water plants, tropical fish
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and pictures are welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-7978
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tions, Florida's fishy farmers can't sell their products
out of state.
So, in effect, commercial fishers who were put out
of work by the 1995 nearshore gill net ban and later
learned how to harvest clams are again out of a job.
Cedar Key has turned into a big clam farming area.
Bull Bay in Charlotte Harbor is also a popular clam-
ming spot. All told, Florida's clam industry has become
a $100 million-a-year business.
Floridians may not eat a lot of clams, but folks in
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as fast in our warm waters as they do up north. And
New Englanders love their clam chowder.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the
Holy City in the next two months. The Florida Legis-
lature convened yesterday for its 60-day session.

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I helped write a guide book a few years ago, and
became hooked on the things. It was a pleasant surprise
to find a gorgeous guide to Florida the other day, "In--
sight Guide Florida." I don't know how I could have
missed the series, since they publish more than 400
books ranging all over the world.
So, since our "Insider's Guide to Sarasota and
Bradenton" is out of print, you may want to grab one
of the Insight guides for when friends come to visit and
want to know what to do or see in the Sunshine State.

Sneakers for Eskimos?
Nike basketball shoes may be the rage for Eskimos
this season.
It seems that a cargo ship got caught in a bad storm
last December and lost three containers of sneakers over-
board. There is a total of 33,000 shoes floating out in the
Pacific Ocean, heading north via the currents and expected
to start making landfall in the Gulf of Alaska in April.
The problem is that the shoes weren't laced to-
gether, and the chances of finding right and left shoes
in your size are pretty slim.
And you can't say that Nike sneaks don't move
fast. An oceanographer has calculated that the shoes are
moving at something like 18 miles per day in the Pa-
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Sandscript factoid
Sneakers may not be so ridiculous for Eskimos
after all. Alaska has only had a little more than three
inches of snow so far this year. It's so bad or good,
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Mackerel best bet in Tampa Bay; snook action better


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is starting to change into a more summer-
time pattern, with mackerel starting to show up in
Tampa Bay, snook starting to hit better, and good re-
ports of redfish.
Offshore fishing is still a little rough, with the
winds and waves, but there are good catches of amber-
jack being reported, some in the 60-pound range.
Sheepshead action is still about at its peak, with
lots of the striped fish in the 5- to 6-pound range being
reeled in.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's putting
his charters onto a few redfish and large sheepshead to
6 pounds, plus trout and bluefish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's doing well
with trout in the 22-inch-long range. Sheepshead to 5
pounds are still biting, and he's finding some redfish
around the docks in the bays.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said weather is still causing probleins for off-
shore action, but when he was able to get out in the
Gulf he caught amberjack, big grouper, lane and man-
grove snapper to 4 pounds.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said lots
of mackerel are starting to show up on the reefs, off the
beaches, near the piers and by the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge system and off Egmont Key. Redfish action is
improving every day, and offshore bottom fishing re-
mains excellent for those who can get out there.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said mackerel
are starting to show up in force, sheepshead are still at
their peak, and some fishers are catching a few black
drum and whiting.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are catching


Nice redfish
Roy Leisure of Ohio caught this 31-inch red while
fishing with Capt. Tomn Chava aboard the "Dolphin
Dreams. "
mackerel; mostly in the mornings, sheepshead on the
higher tides and some small sharks.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he took out the Roy Klementi and Ray
Schmitz parties last week and put them onto amberjack
in the 40- to 60-pound range. The big fish seem to be
biting best on jigs rather than live bait. the best action
was in better than 100 feet of water, and grouper and
snapper action is also improving every day.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said things are starting
to improve fish-wise: he's catching Spanish mackerel just


68 species on endangered, threatened Florida list


Led by the sea turtles that make Anna Maria Is-
land and other Florida beaches their headquarters, 68
species have made the list of endangered and threat-
ened species in the state.
Of special note here is the loggerhead turtle, a
giant reptile with millions of years of ancestry, and
little change through all those millennia. Altogether,
five species of marine turtles are endangered or
threatened in Florida seas and, during nesting season
from May through October, on our beaches.
Added to those ancient denizens of the sea are
dozens of creatures ranging from alligators to stur-
geon to manatees to whales to butterflies to snails.
"Endangered" designation is applied to species
that face extinction if they are not protected, while
"threatened" means they may have to be listed soon
as endangered if not protected. There are strict fed-
eral and state laws, with severe penalties, for those
species' protection. "Species of Special Concern"
are those being bothered and probably facing a
"threatened" classification in the future. There are
50 species on that list.





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Backwater Near Shore Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing Reservations a must
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!
779-9607
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The total list of Endangered, Threatened and
Species of Special Concern includes plants and may
be obtained at http://www.floridaconservation.org/
pubs/endanger.htm/#nume.
The endangered and threatened list, excluding
plants:
Fish Shortnose sturgeon, Crystal darter, Key
silverside, Okaloosa darter, blackmouth shiner.
Reptiles Atlantic loggerhead turtle, American
green turtle, leatherback turtle, Atlantic hawksbill
turtle, Atlantic ridley turtle, American crocodile,
striped mud turtle, Big Pine Key ringneck snake,
Eastern indigo snake, bluetail mole skink, sand
skink, Atlantic salt marsh snake, short-tailed snake,
Florida brown snake, Miami black-headed snake,
Florida ribbon snake.
Birds Bald eagle, Florida scrub-jay, Cape
Sable seaside sparrow, Florida grasshopper sparrow,
ivory-billed woodpecker, Kirtland's warbler, Arctic
peregrine falcon, wood stork, snail kite, Bachman's




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white-crowned pigeon, southeastern American
kestrel, Florida sandhill crane, red-cockaded wood-
pecker, Audubon's crested caracara, least tern, rose-
ate tern.
Mammals West Indian (Florida) manatee,
Florida panther, Florida black bear, right whale, Sei
whale, finback whale, humpback whale, sperm
whale, Florida mastiff bat, Duke's saltmarsh vole,
Everglades mink, gray bat, Indiana bat, Key Largo
woodrat, Key deer, Silver rice rat, Key Largo cotton
mouse, Choctawhatchee beach mouse, St. Andrews
beach mouse, Anastasia Island beach mouse,
Perdido Key beach mouse, southeastern beach
mouse, Big Cypress fox squirrel, Lower Keys marsh
rabbit.
Corals Pillar coral.
Crustaceans Squirrel chimney cave shrimp.
Insects Schaus' swallowtail butterfly.
Molluscs Stock Island tree snail.


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off the beaches suing shrimp on white jigs. Backwater
fishing for snook is starting to get better every day, with
some linesiders being caught to 28 inches in length. Red-
fish are coming on, too, mostly in the 20-inch range, plus
sheepshead, whiting, pompano and bluefish.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
reds are being caught in Terra Ceia Bay and Miguel
Bay up to 27 inches in length. Whitebait is thick around
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge piers, and reports are
starting to come in of snook starting to bite and mack-
erel starting to show in Tampa Bay.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been working in Terra Ceia Bay and
Miguel Bay, catching redfish to 25 inches, snook up to
25 inches, and trout to 19 inches. In Tampa Bay, the
best action was for mackerel, with Mister Twister or
Exudes working the best, Capt. Thom said.
On my boat Magic, we have been catching sheep-
shead to 21 inches in length, redfish to 25 inches, grout
to 20 inches, and a mixed bag of mangrove snapper, sea
bass, lane snapper, bluefish and mackerel.
Capt. Justin Moore on the Prima Donna II said
he's bringing back good catches of redfish, trout and
snook are starting to hit better. He's also finding lots
of whitebait off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmnes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.





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Island girl Parker stays busy at Manatee High


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Lifelong Anna Maria Island resident Brittany
Parker is a very busy young lady! She's kept busy with
the normal responsibilities that a Manatee High School
junior would have school, work, homework and
chores, but Parker also finds time to be a member of the
Manatee High Sugar Canes, the junior class represen-
tative to the Mam'selles Service Club, a member of the
National Honor Society and a starter on the girls' var-
sity basketball team.
Based on her induction to the National Honor So-
ciety, it's safe to assume that Parker isn't shirking any
of her academic responsibilities. She's currently taking
honor classes in English and history, while also taking
a television production class where she's one of several
students responsible for putting together different pack-
ages for the school announcements.
Parker hopes to one day parlay her experience from
the TV class into a fulltime job as either an anchor
woman or a behind-the-scenes producer or writer.
During football season, Parker can be found practic-
ing every day after school, perfecting her dance routines
with the rest of the Sugar Canes dancing team for half-
time performances at the high school football games. With
tryouts for next year just ended, Parker is excited to learn
she'll be a Sugar Cane again her senior year.
She had a "great trip" to London with the Canes
and the MHS marching band to perform in a 2003 New
Year's Day parade there.
Parker breaks from her Sugar Canes commitment
to work on her low-post moves and free-throw shots as
a starting forward on the girls' varsity basketball team.
This is Parker's second season on the varsias a
starter and, along with the rest of her teammates,
they've got things going in the right direction after
suffering through a losing season last year.
This year the Lady Canes broke out with a 17-11
record and advanced to the regional semifinals thanks
in part to Parker's contribution.
Parker's not the first offensive option for the Lady
Canes, although she does manage to average 11 points
and seven rebounds per game while providing a defen-
sive presence down low with her effective shot block-
ing.
Parker is yet another Island girl who honed her
skills playing against mostly boys in the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's basketball league.
Parker, along with returning starters sophomore
guard Lauren Cruz and freshman forward Hayley


Brittany Parker.

Harvey, is anxious for next season to start. Parker will
just have to find something to do in the meantime to
occupy her time!

WMFD 12, Pepsi 2
WMFD won its first game competing in the Mana-
tee West Little League in grand style, taking a 10-run
mercy-rule victory over Pepsi in four innings. Jarrod
McKenzie got the pitching victory with an impressive
three-inning, five-strikeout performance in which he
allowed two hits and no runs. Ben Valdivieso came on
to close the game out in the fourth, allowing two runs
on two hits with three strikeouts.
WMFD scored two in the first when D a1:n i1il.-ii
got plunked leading off the first and moved to third on
a double by McKenzie. Mullen scooted home on a
passed ball and McKenzie did the same one pitch later
for a 2-0 lead.
WMFD added to its lead in the second when Ryan
Guerin reached on an error and came around to score
on an RBI single by Mullen. A double by Tyler


Date Field
March 5

March 6
March 7

March 11
March 12
March 13


Visitor vs. Home
2 Bark Realty vs.
Giroux & Assoc.
2 Gold Designs vs. Bark Realty
3 Girous & Assoc. vs.
Air & Energy
3 A&E vs. Gold Designs
1 Bark vs. J&M Enterprises
2 Trinity Tile vs. Bark


AA Division (ages 7-10): None scheduled yet

T-Ball Division (ages 5-7): None scheduled yet

Junior Little League (ages 14-16)
Date Time Field Visitor vs. Home
March 6 7 p.m. GTB The Islander vs.
Manatee American
March 8 10 a.m. HB Manatee Central vs.
The Islander
March 12 6:30 p.m. NR The Islander vs.
North River


Fields:
River


HB Holmes Beach, GTB G.T. Bray, NR North


Manatee High forward Brittany Parker goes high to snag another.rebound during District playoff action at
Lakewood Ranch High School.


'Saltwater Fishing' class
slated on Longboat
A course titled "Saltwater Fishing" will be
taught for six Thursdays beginning March 6 at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key.
Capt. Ric Ehlis, longtime fishing guide, will
teach the course from 3-5 p.m. Thursday through
April 10, covering a different topic each week.
Cost is $75 for members, $80 for nonmembers.
More information may be obtained by calling 383-
8811.


Fitzgerald plated Mullen for a 4-0 WMFD lead.
WMFD removed any doubt about who was going
to claim the win in the third inning, sending nine bat-
ters to the plate and getting walks by Cody Wooten and
Stephen Thomas and hits from Guerin, Mullen,
Fitzgerald and Valdivieso with all but Fitzgerald com-
ing around to score.
Pepsi fought back in the top of the fourth when G.
Coates led off with a double and moved to third"on a
single by Charlie Coates. G. Coates stole home, while
Matt Batey was working Valdivieso for a walk. Charles
Coates scored on an RBI single by J.J. Carlin to make
the score 9-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth.
Three more runs in the fourth ended the game. Matt
Shafer led off with a double to right and Valdivieso
reached base on an error. Wooten singled to score
Shafer, while Valdivieso came home on Guerin's
single. Wooten scored the last run of the game when he
raced home on a passed ball.
Guerin finished with a double, single and two runs
scored and Mullen singled and scored three runs to lead
the WMFD offense. Shafer added a pair of doubles and.
one run scored, while Fitzgerald went 2-for-3 with a
double and two RBIs. Valdivieso and Wooten each
singled and scored two runs, while McKenzie contrib-
uted a double.
Pepsi was led by Gary Coates, who doubled and
scored one run, and brother Charles, who singled and
scored one run. Batey added a double and Kevin
Salazar and Carlin managed singles in the loss.

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



Anna Maria Island

Little League schedule
WMFD Major Division (ages 11-12)
(All games played at 7:30 p.m. at G.T. Bray Park)
Date Field Visitor vs. Home
March 8 1 Moorish Orthodontics vs.
WMFD
March 12 3 WMFD vs. Rutenberg Homes

AAA Division (ages 9-12)
(All games played at 5:30 p.m. at G.T. Bray Park)





THE ISLANDER U MARCH 5, 2003 U PAGE 29


Island Travelers


At Cape Horn
Baring their Islander to the fog and chilly rain, Dr. and Mrs. Dexter Laton of
Anna Maria round Cape Horn at the tip of South America aboard a sturdy ship.


O'Brien territory
Edward and Odette Molina take their Islander far from their Holmes Beach
home, stopping off at Dromoland Castle near New Market-on-Fergus in County
Clare, Ireland. They learned that the 16th-century castle was the seat of the
O'Brien clan and became a hotel 40 years ago.


Cadillac visit
Lynn, Geza and Rita Lott of Bradenton Beach take their Islander way west, to Amarillo, Texas, and the
Cadillac Ranch whose brand is this half-buried car )fom the 1950s.


Cortez vacationers
Georgetta and Jerry Assaid (f Cortez pause in the
Cayman Islands during their anniversary cruise in
the western Caribbean.


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With blarney
Bonnie and Norm Langeland of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Smuggler's Cove Beach
Resort in Bradenton Beach, pause with their Islander after kissing the Blarney Stone
in Ireland.


On other island
Gary and Susan Whaley drop the Islander word on Virgin Gorda in the British
Virgin Islands. Daughter of Jerry and Faye Cole of Holmes Beach, Ms.
Whaley has made Anna Maria Island her "second home" since childhood, and
the couple honeymooned here. They live in Charlotte, Tenn.


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VIDEO OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND. A musical tour.
Show your friends back home the Island you love
to come visit! The video makes a great gift. To pur-
chase direct, call 761-3001. $19.95, plus tax, ship-
ping and handling. Also available for $24.99, plus
tax at True Value Hardware, Island Shopping Cen-
ter, Holmes Beach.

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
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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

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

SELL it fast in The Islander.

WASHER AND DRYER good condition $50 each or
$80 for both. Leave a message or call after 5pm.
779-0683.

LOOKING FOR good, modern frontroom and din-
ing room furniture. Prefer white wash. Call (941)
545-3097.

WANTED: FOLDING BICYCLE. Gentleman wants
folding bicycle in good condition. Price negotiable.
Please call 792-4274.

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


North End Canalfront


This cute home is on a peaceful canal in Anna Maria. Lots of
potential in this house in need of a little TLC. Boat dock and lift
with direct access to Tampa Bay. Short walk to the north end
beaches and nice water views. Offered at $499,000.


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.

NEED EXTRA STORAGE space? For convenient on-
Island storage, call Anna Maria Storage, 779-0820.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Islander,
assorted varieties, $3.50 box. All proceeds to local
a Girl Scout troop.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center Tour of
Homes tickets available at The Islander newspaper
located in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. $12 in advance or $15 day of tour, Saturday,
March 8.

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.

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 le-
gal-size file cabinet. Does not matter what condition,
as long as the drawers open and close. Call 778-
5638.

DACHSHUND ADOPTION and rescue needs dona-
tions for three paralyzed dachshunds. Carts cost
$350-plus each. Also needed: medications for sick
dogs. If you have unused, non-expired canine medi-
cations 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.


Old Florida Charm


Don't miss this cute original "Island Bungalow" in great shape
close to the Gulf in north Bradenton Beach. 2BR/1BA with room
to expand. Great house! Great location! Great price!
Offered at $239,000.


ANNA MARIA WOMAN'S Club garage sale, Satur-
day, March 8, 9am. Proceeds benefit community
project. 505 83rd St., Holmes Beach.

ROSER THRIFT STORE Open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, Friday, 9:30am-2pm and Saturday 9am-noon.
Always 50 percent off sales racks. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. 779-2733.

ESTATE SALE SUNDAY, noon-5pm. Five office
desks, leather desk chairs, designer rugs, pictures,
lamps, tables, knick-knacks, antique chairs, shells,
1969 Volkswagen convertible restored. Dolphin
Plaza, 5351 Gulf Drive, Ste. 4, Holmes Beach.

NEIGHBORHOOD SALE Saturday, March 8, 8am.
Washer, stove, large bird cage, lots of good stuff.
2100 block of Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.

MOVING SALE! Friday and Saturday, March 7-8,
9am-3pm. Furniture, boat, music gear, art,
housewares, Native American art, surfboard, etc.
300-B. North Shore, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9,
8am-noon. Boat motor, furniture, hand and power
tools, dishes, and more! 2005 Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.



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.

LOST DOG: Lost near Island Starter in Holmes
Beach, white with black spot on eye and some
spots on body. Tags and collor were left in the yard.
One and a half years old. Call 778-0818.

LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!



SCOOTERS: The most fun you'll have on two
wheels. The all new MZ Moskito SX and Classico
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, the
scooter gal, 778-2267. See and enjoy the Islands
on your new Moskito!


Secluded Island Lot


This nice lot is on a shallow bayou on the north end of Anna
Maria. Perfect for canoe or kayak, this lovely lot has peaceful water
views and boat dock already in place. Great neighborhood of
newer homes and just a short walk to the beach. Don't miss this
very special location for your dream home. Just listed at $325,000.


Exclusive North End


This wonderful duplex has over 3,000 sq.ft.
of living area on a large lot. A custom remodel
by Joe Ungavarsky. This beautiful home fea-
tures a gourmet kitchen with bar seating for
12, custom tile throughout, sky lights, open
decks and great views of the Gulf. Downstairs
apartment has 2BR/2BA and single-car ga-
rage. Upstairs has 2BR/3BA, living room, din-
ing room, large great room/family room and
best of all an ELEVATOR! A terrific beach
house with rental income or convert to an ex-
pansive home. For the discriminating buyer.
Offered at $939,000.



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


Executive Island Home


This custom built home is tucked away on a
Lake La Vista canal on the north end of Anna
Maria. This one-of-a-kind Island home is lo-
cated in a gorgeous neighborhood. Park-like
grounds, lots of decks, dream workshop and
RV garage. This exceptional home has it all!
Offered at $695,000.


SEASIDE BUNGALOW 1BR villa with Florida
room and screened porch. Turnkey furnished
and already rented for season. 300 steps to the
Gulf beach in a nice complex complete with
community pool. Offered at $195,000.


Affordable Island Living









ISLAND'S BEST BUY Look no further! This
2BR/2BA condo has it all. Pool, tennis, com-
munity and boat dock. Turnkey furnished and
ready to go for season. Great central Island
location. Walk to shopping, dining and the Gulf
beach. Reduced to $219,000.


LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
This 2BR duplex is on the north end of Anna
Maria. Just steps to beautiful Gulf beach.
Great area of expensive homes. Don't miss
this Island hideaway with great rental history.
Offered at $419,000.


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.


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA
. 778-0455
C l www.greenreal.com
,. '9906 Gulf Drive
A. P Anna Maria
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THE ISLANDER E MARCH 5, 2003 E PAGE 31


Real Estate


Island property sales
130 51st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath/
1car home built in 1962.on a 100x100 lot, was sold 1/16/03,
Laade to Brady, for $376,000; list $379,900; last sold 2002
for $295,000.
201 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 56x100 lot, was sold 1/
17/03, Cicero to Nehilla, for $222,000; list $239,000; last sold
1999 for $73,000.
211 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,650 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car
home built in 1979 on a 91x90 lot, was sold 1/17/03, Burgess
to Annis, for $339,100; list $339,900; last sold 1989 for $95,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 41 Anna Maria Island
Club, a 2bed/2bath 1,179 sfla Gulffront condo built in 1984,
was sold 1/13/03, Piquette to Fleenor, for $620,000; list
$620,000; last sold 1990 for $140,000.
503 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,445 sfla 3bed/


2bath/2car/pool home built in 1961 on a 90x103 lot, was sold
1/17/03, MacMartin to Rhoads-Morgan LLC, for $415,000.
521 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,723
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1958 on a 100x100 lot,
was sold 1/16/03, Powers to Laade, for $465,000.
5806 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 109S Waters Edge, a 1,048
sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1975, was sold 1/14/03,
McConnell to Schwabe, for $550,000; last sold 1982 for
$173,000.
622 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,611 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1968 on a 95x115 lot,
was sold 1/14/03, Lilygren to Daley, for $570,900; list
$579,900; last sold 1997 for $202,500.
100 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 101 Coconuts C, a 1bed/
1bath 660 sfla condo built in 1972, was sold 1/23/03, Daily
to Kaleta, for $170,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 187 Runaway Bay, a


Racing's the game The streets were filled with racers last month during the St. Petersburg Grand Prix
and Perico Island-resident Bill Pruitt was up close to the action. Islander Photo: Bill Pruitt


Don't forget to say you saw it in The Islander.


Rel Elte.e 970 D" 91 I 2M A',0


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FOR SALE This 2BR/2BA
cottage with detached ga-
rage apartment is located in
one of the most desired areas
in Anna Maria City. Gulf
view from almost every room,


II even the garage apartment
has a view. Offered at $1,100,000. MLS#87264
Call Stephanie Bell, (941)778-2307 or (941)920-5156


SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970


MLS


1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 1/23/03,
Szklany to O'Neill, for $305,000. Must be bayfront.
214 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,180 sfla 2bed/2bath/
1car home built in 1956 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 1/22/03,
Stockmaster to Sharpe, for $324,000; list $332,900.
411 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a duplex of two separate build-
ings of 616 sfla 1 bed/1 bath and 792 sfla 2bed/1 bath/1car built
in 1971 and 1973 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 1/21/03, Dujardin
to Goldstein, for $300,000; list $329,000.
424 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,500 sfla 3bed/2bath/
4car home built in 1986 on deed-restricted non-divideable
lots measuring 104x145, was sold 1/21/03, Cloud to Fisher,
for $400,000; list $439,000.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 403 Bridgeport, a
1,128 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold 1/24/03,
Wing to Mclntyre, for $423,500.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 305 Bridgeport, a
2bed/2bath 1,128 sfla condo built in 1982, was sold 1/24/03,
Mclntyre to Mitchell, for $310,000; list $319,900.
505 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,514 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1974 on an 80x115 lot, was
sold 1/23/03, Safford to Stockmaster, for $425,000; list
$439,000.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 29 Imperial House
C, a 2bed/1 bath 818 sfla condo built in 1969, was sold 1/24/
03, Ruiz to Gonzalez, for $215,000.
7100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 116 Nautilus, a 1,081 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 1/21/03, Dahlquist
to Wallis, for $359,000.
901 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, Pelican Cove Resort
1, a 2bed/2bath 962 sfla condo built in 1983, was sold 1/24/
03, Farrell to Fadely, for $285,000.
102 17th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,504 sfla duplex
with pool built in 1947 on a 66x85 lot, was sold 1/28/03,
Garbus to AMI Bayshore Dev. LLC, for $275,000.
1301 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 7A Bay Watch, a
1,079 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold 1/28/03,
Fadely to Szklany, for $310,000.
1699 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 7 Bradenton Beach
Club 2, a new condo of unknown size, was sold 2/1/03, AMI
Bayshore Dev. LLC to Garbus, for $373,500.
3704 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, 7 Beach View of
Manatee, a 1,157 sfla 2bed/2bath/1 car condo built in 1987,
was sold 1/29/03, McCabe to Smith, for $248,750; list
$259,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
ker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copyright 2003.








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ceilings, built-ins, screened, tiled lanai. $394,000.
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1993 FORD MUSTANG: Convertible, four cylinders,
runs great. $3,200. Call 779-1114.

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.

GIBSON 36-FOOT houseboat, perfect live aboard.
$8,000. Call 778-1977.

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 backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
779-9607.

FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
778-7978.

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


BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child or
$3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or child.
Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.

CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Seventh-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9803.

NEED A BABY-SITTER? Or a pet sitter? Our motto:
Anytime, any place, any price! We love kids and
that's all that matters! Call one line and get con-
nected to six wonderful babysitters, 778-3295.

BABY -SITTING AVAILABLE: Ages 9 months
through 11 years old. Experienced, references
available upon request. Call Megahan, 778-7502.


ROTTEN RALPH'S Waterfront Restaurant: Hiring all
positions, all shifts. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply
at 902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria or call, 778-3953.

MOTEL SEEKS EXPERIENCED housekeeper for
weekdays and weekends. Transportation neces-
sary. Call 778-1010.

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

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

MOTEL SEEKS WEEKEND manager. Must have
minimum five years experience and work well with
the public. Call 778-1010.

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


ACE HARDWARE of Holmes Beach seeks perma-
nent full-time and part-time cashiers and sales as-
sociates. Trades people welcome. Apply in person.
3352 East Bay Drive.

EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPERS needed for Is-
land rental homes. Dependable and self-motivated.
Saturday only. Own transportation required. $12/
hour. Call 794-6201, leave message.

NEEDED: PART-TIME office/housekeeping. Please
call 778-7153.

Dining room SERVERS: apply Ooh La La! Euro-
pean Bistro. Day and/or evenings. Fine dining expe-
rience preferred. 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Ask for Chef Damon.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial 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.
The best news on
_'_ Anna Maria Island -Since 1992.

The Islander


Bayfront with Boat Slips
on Beautiful Sarasota Bay

Sluist II luxury Bavilront
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S\ith a pri\ ate boat slip
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.^m edia a Ia'mil\ rooms, large
i screen porches, pool, spa
&L fountains all in a lush
tropical garden setting.
Construction prices
now available. Call today!


OLD BRIDGE VILLAGE
l3uu Bja Dri\e South
Bet.tween 3rd & -4th Street S.
Bradenton Bcach, FL 34-21-

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COMPLETELY RE-DONE TRIPLEX INVESTMENT/BUSINESS
A stone's throw to the beach. Upstairs unit OPPORTUNITY Island six-unit motel/
has wonderful Gulf views. Not a penny apts. Gulf Drive location one block from
spared with the updates. Tons of charm and the beach! All updated units with heated
character. $559,000. Owner anxious-bring pool and on-site laundry. Just take over
all offers. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole the business! $995,000. Call Dick Maher
Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704. or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


r CCOLDUUeLL
ROSE SCHNOERR BAeR
S(941) 730-3376 Scott Dunlap www.roseschnoerr.com
(941)751-1151 E-mail roses5@gte.net


ISLAND CONDOS
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. $269,000.


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.





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MAN WITH SHOVEL .Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward 778-3222.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !!!
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $20 per hour- free advice.
545-7508.

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

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evenings, weekends. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering a
standard of excellence for all your interior and exte-
rior cleaning needs. No job too big or small. Great
rates and references, 722-4358.

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.

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.


'IWAGNEIQ REALTY
S Discover Paradise on
Anna Maria Island
Winter 8 Summer
Rentals
Available Now!
800-211-2323 or 778-2246
Also Booking At:





800-346-7340 or 778-0000



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


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CENTRAL PARK REALTY
Call Dennis Girard
941-809-0041


DUST BUSTERS Want to do a clean sweep? Spe-
cial rate $35 for two hours of general cleaning. Call
Ellen 778-1375 or Nancy 792-4136.

HANDYMAN SERVICES: Scott Fulton contractor.
20 years experience. Island resident, area refer-
ences available. Cell, 713-1907; home, 778-4192; e-
mail: scottfulton636@hotmail.com
NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
PAINTING: INTERIOR and exterior by Henry. 25
years experience. Free estimates. 748-8959.
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
audio. 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 ROYAL MAID SERVICE Licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional experienced maids, free esti-
mate, gift certificates available. Call now, 727-9337
(72-SWEEP).
DON'T FEEL LIKE waiting or walking in the rain,
Scold, heat or dust? Take a taxi door to door. $1.50
in, $1.50/mile. Clean, friendly service for all of Mana-
tee and Sarasota counties as well as most airports.
Island Transportation, 7am-3am (or appointment)
779-2520.


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.



I REALTORS


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.
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 ap-
pointment, 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.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. Call
779-0851 or cell 448-3857.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!
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$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.










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
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including newer kitchen, roof, windows, A/olC and
more!
See More at www.MarinaPointeRealty.com


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Realty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
www.MarinaPointeRealty.com
SALS RNTLS* ANGEEN


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

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LOT Prime buildable lot in very desirable area of
Anna Maria City Pier on Pine Avenue. Zoned for
residential/office/retail. Owner financing available.
$268,000. Call Susan Hatch, Realtor
778-7616 eves.





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


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

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.


SILAND- 11-3].B
VACATION -
PROPERTIE6, LLC


3001 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach
941-778-6849
Toll Free: 1-800-778-9599
barry@realtorgould.com


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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 at $345,000.
Call Barry Gould, Realtor, 778-3314


Open House 2-4 Sunday, March 9
788 N. Shore Drive, AM


"ALMOST" GULFFRONT!
Imagine only 50-H. from your properly line is your di-
rect deeded access to a wonderful natural beach!
On Anna Maria's prime north end, this beautifully
maintained home oHfers more than 2,000 sq h o.jl lv-
ing area, which includes a 15-by-24-fi living and
dining area, adjacent 10-by-18-h kitchen. 10-b/-35-
ft. glassed-in Florida roo.m. two spacious bedrooms,
three full baths plus 12-by-1-7tt family room which
easily can be third bedroom Large lor.t, I'Ao-car rga
rage and maintenance-tree yard Must see! There's
potential here in this great location' 5679 500
We Have Other Gulf and "Near
Gulf" Properties For Sale.
Call For Details!


FRANKLIN REA LT Y BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Fio da -3216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamariareal.comr


MARIE


L!C. REAL ESTATE


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! And when it's not snow-
ing, I specialize in installing shell and rock yards,
driveways and walkways. Rip-rap, sand and mulch
also delivered and spread. Please call David
Bannigan at 794-6971 or cell at 504-7045.


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


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And direct deep-water access is yours in this delightful riverfront
home in historic Palmetto. Completely updated, 3BR/2BA.
hardwood floors, private dock and more. All for $634,900.


Best f BothoT


GIol'or water access. You can have it all in this like-new 3BR/
2BA pool home in Waterlefe. Loaded with upgrades, imnme-
diate occupancy. Value priced at just $349,900.
Call Richard Capps (direct) 795-7111
ReMax Gulflstream Realtl 758-7777


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.
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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. $255,000 and $279,000. Both
are furnished turnkey.
Hawthorn Park 4BR/2.5A, NW Bradenton pool
home $349,000.
Gulfside Village West of Gulf Drive. Large 1gBRa
2BA luxury unit. $650,000 FTK.


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

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

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since .1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now 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.

ADVERTISING WORKS in The Islander!


5500 Marina Drive
SHolmes Beach, FL
941-778-7127
Tropical Fax: 941 779-2602
After Hours:
PrOperlieS Greg Oberhofer 720-0932
Open House
Sat. & Sun. 1-4
North Pointe Harbour
720 Key Royale Drive


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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


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!


DISCOVER PERICO ISLAND
(Between Anna Maria and the Mainland)
NO BRIDGES TO THE MAINLAND
11336 Perico Isles Circle
Updated pool home. 3BR/2BA.
spacious family kitchen.
Turnkey furnishings included. $339.900.

Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor
(941) 778-6066
Home 792-8477


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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two heated pools, tennis, underbuilding parking,
$260fishing pier, walk to beach, shopping across theand
Intracoastat 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.
CALL BOBYE CHASEY
941-713-1277
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PLAYA ENCANTADA
SExceptional value for this wcll-
maintained 2BR/2BA unit located
on tennis court side of outstanding
Gulffront complex. New appli-
ances, Corian counter top, A/C,
Stile and carpet. Enjoy the beach,
the pool or the tennis court!
Turnkey furnished. IB88068.

$299,900 BEACH COTTAGE
Best buy on the Island and only one block to the beach!
Completely renovated 2BR/lBA with garage. IB86388.

www.BradentonAreaHomes.com

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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. Car-
penter, electrician, plumber. Free estimates, inte-
rior/exterior, no job too small. Call 749-0454. Sat-
isfaction and quality guaranteed.

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



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

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

CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, available April-December, spe-
cial rates, three-month minimum. Age 55 and older.
(813) 247-3178 or week ends (813) 927-1632.
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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.
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Beach. Triplex with great
Gulfviews for $550,000.

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


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 1 BR/1 BA with full kitchen.
Taking reservations for next year, January-March.
Walk to beach or downtown Holmes Beach. Small
pet OK. 1,600/month Call 778-0554.

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

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

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The Islander.

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

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


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LONGBOAT HARBOUR Exquis- LIDO DIRECT GULFFRONT WATERFRONT HOME Charming
itely updated 2BR/2BA corner unit Gulffront views and beach to live traditional Florida ranch, 2BR/1BA
overlooking lagoon. Remodeled kit for! 2BR/2BA just remodeled. New plus adjoining art studio and sec-
and baths. Many built-ins. Washer/ furniture. Key Towers South. Walk ond level designed to convert to
dryer, clubhouse, beachside ca- to St. Armand's Circle. Bill Greene, large 2BR full-bath suite. Gulf and
bana, boat docks. Dorothy Cook, 383-5577. #233491. $759,000. bay access. John McCormick, 383-
383-5577. #234452. $365,000. 5577. #231992. $594,500.


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Two-story elevated Victorian home
just a few blocks from beach and
breathtaking sunsets! 3BR/2.5BA,
three-car garage with workshop,
deeded boat dock and much more.
Gina Uliano or Judy McCauley,
358-7990. #89620. $460,000.


LONGBOAT KEY Weston Pointe
featuring fifteen outstanding homes
with private dock, 3BR/3.5A,
vaulted ceilings, all white kitchen
and granite counters, pool, separate
guest house, gated community.
Dee Dee Burke or Vera Freeman,
383-5577. #224671. $1,295,000.


LONGBOAT HARBOUR Nice
waterview, 2BR/2BA with glass en-
closed balcony. Tastefully turnkey
furnished, boat docks, beach ac-
cess. Dorothy Cook, 383-5577.
#231624. $339,900.


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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 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.

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

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.

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

SEASONAL RENTAL Anna Maria, 200 feet to Rod
& Reel Pier, ground floor, 2BR/1BA, completely
remodeled, washer/dryer, available for April, May,
June and on. $1,000/month. Taking reservations for
next season, four months minimum. 387-8610.

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

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

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

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL Large two-story townhouse,
beautiful, across from beach view. 2BR/3BA,
heated pool. No pets. Available April 15. Call owner,
545-6118 or 792-6029. $1,200/month.

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.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Is-
land since 1992.

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

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS: 2BR house in North
Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Available spring, sum-
mer and fall, (905) 335-8619.

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.

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

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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nished, 1BR/2BA, steps to beach. Telephone,
washer/dryer, cable TV, pets welcome. $2,050/
month, $560/week. Call 778-1098.

3BR WATERFRONT: Why rent seasonal? Save $.
Enjoy a fantastic view anytime from huge living/din-
ing 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 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.

PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA private
home. Carpeted, huge deck overlooking beautiful
beach on North Shore Drive. Available March 7-17.
(813) 920-5595.

LONGBOAT KEY: Spacious beautifully decorated
1 BR apartment with lovely view of canal and boats.
Annual or seasonal. Available May 1. Call 761-
9899.

2BR/1BA RUSTIC COTTAGE close to bay. $700/
month, first, last and security. No pets. 795-1243 or
778-5807.

ANNUAL: 1BR/1BA condo in Holmes Beach. On
Gulf, ground floor, unfurnished, pool. $850/month.
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, im-
maculate, pool, tennis, elevators, cable TV, non
qmolIis. ,., tb..i.lo:le- Mf[ll'11 -.-I /-0"66 or e-mail
logs@aol.com.
ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA condo in Cortez on canal, fur-
nished. $850/month. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
2BR/1.5BA, laundry hook-up. $875/month, close to
beach. Call 778-1952.
ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA house in Holmes Beach on
canal: $1,400/month. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation rental. Spa-
cious 2BR apartment, enclosed porch, private pa-
tio, sundeck, tropical beach setting, garage, im-
maculate. 778-3143.
ANNUAL: 1 BR/1 BA duplex in Holmes Beach, close
to beach. $700/month. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1 BA duplex in Holmes Beach. $600/
month. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

NEW renovated 2BR, plus 3BR/den, up or down
duplexes. Sleeps eight. Dishwasher, washer/dryer,
DVD, VCR, cable, porch, grill. One block to Holmes
Beach. $2,300/month, $700/week. Non smoking.
724-0025.

NEXT SEASON RESERVE now! 2BR/1BA,
ground floor, washer/dryer, nicely furnished, north
end of Anna Maria, $1,200/month. Call 387-8610.


INDULGE YOURSELF Spend the summer in para-
dise. Gulffront beach house nicely furnished, cen-
tral air, front and rear decks, 1BR. Available June
through September only, $900/month plus, utilities.
779-0095.

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

BRADENTON BEACH unfurnished 2BR/2.5BA
Garage, deck, patio. Walk to beach. Annual. $875/
month. 778-2708



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
parking spaces, contemporary design, great visibil-
ity. $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 fi-
nancing 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
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.

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.


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TRAILER: Located in Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton
Beach. #61 Bay Drive. No water view. See Josie in
#20, or call 778-3572, or (248) 670-1928.

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
www.seashellbeach.com. Those financially qualified will
be interviewed and given tours by appointment. E-mail:
SSBIMail@aol.com, or leave message 778-7845.


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

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.

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.

PERICO BAY CLUB by owner. Cozy 2BR/2BA end
unit in The Villages. Split plan, water view, cathedral
ceilings. All new appliances, carpet and tile. Turnkey
furnished. Price $205,000. Open Sunday and
Wednesday, 1-4pm. 617 Estuary Drive, Bradenton.
Call 794-0209.
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2501 Gulf Dr. Suite 101
Bradenton Beach
After hours call Sharon Annis at 713-9096

Rarely on market, one and two bedroom Westbay Cove mod-
els. Poolside and bayfront. Upgraded and close to all ser-
vices. Open most days from 11am. From $215,000.


Annual 2BR/2BA poolside condominium with bay view. Very
nicely redone. Water/cable included. From $950/month.
Call 778-3377
After hours Sharon Annis 778-3730,


2BR/2BA CONDO 10 minutes to beaches. Near
perfect unit with lovely furnishings. $96,000. Yvonne
Higgins at Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 518-9003.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, March 8, 1-4pm. 612 Bar-
onet Lane, 2 or 3BR/2BA home overlooking Bimini
Bay! Black-bottom pool, waterfall, 10,000-lb. boat lift
and much more! $725,000 furnished. Betsy Hills
Real Estate, P.A., 778-2291.

GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, fabulous views of Gulf
and sunsets. Garage, extra storage. $525,000. Yvonne
Higgins at Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 518-9003.

PERICO BAY CLUB by owner. Gated, landscaped Is-
land sanctuary. 2BR/2BA upper bayfront condo with
vaulted ceiling, glassed-in lanai and panoramic Palma
Sola Bay views. Garage, pools, tennis, wildlife trails,
active waterway. Close to beaches, restaurants, shops,
golf. 24-hour security. $280,000. (770) 399-9720.

BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA with two lanais. New tile,
carpet, appliances, updated baths. $279,000. Yvonne
Higgins at Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 518-9003.

PERICO BAY CLUB by owner. Fabulous water
views, 3BR/2BA. $330,000. 795-1591.

SECLUDED BAYFRONT HOME Surround yourself
with lovely views and tropical lushness. 4BR/2.5BA,
plus guest quarters. Large screened verandah,
heated pool, deep-water dockage and lots of privacy.
$995,000. Yvonne Higgins at Re/Max Gulfstream
Realty, 518-9003.


RUNAWAY BAY: Waterfront condo for sale by owner.
$305,000. Call 778-7118, between 5-8pm for viewing
appointment.

FOR SALE by owner: 3BR/2BA, renovated through-
out. West of Gulf Drive. 1,400 sq.ft. $459,000. Call
Karen, 518-3682.

POOL HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/2BA cul de sac,
privacy, fenced yard, many upgrades, open house Sat-
urday-Sunday, March 8-9, 1-5pm 3405 66th St. Ct. W.
$144,900. 798-9691.

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/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


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21 words $9. Additional lines $3 each. Box: $3. Ads
must be paid in advance. Classified ads may be sub-
mitted through our secure Web site:
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Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. We're located next to
Ooh La La! in the Island Shopping Center. More infor-


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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, pool, large greatroom.
furnished, tastefully
decorated.
Heron's Watch, Brand new
3/2 homes available soon.
Phone 778-0807
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GULF VIEWS Duplex,
2BR/1 BA and 1BR/tBA.
Each with oversize ga-
rage and carport.
Owner/agent. $595,000.
2BR/2BA villa in Sea-
side Gardens. Tile
throughout, new paint.
Public boat dock and
tennis nearby.
$199,000.
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Gail Tutewiler


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REAL ESTATE COMPANY


NEW LISTING! Holmes Beach duplex.
Rare 3BR/2BA with two-car garages each
side, workshop and laundry, open porches.
Ceramic tile in kitchens and baths, Berber
carpet. Nice neighborhood, close to beach.
Great investment property or live in one
side, rent the other! $375,000.


ISLAND TREEHOUSE Beautiful
townhouse at North Beach Village nestled
in the trees. Close to the beach, commu-
nity pool, low maintenance fee ($115/
month). 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage plus
bonus room, three porches plus deck,
storm shutters throughout! Large pets al-
lowed! $399,000.


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1-866-587-8559
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ATTENTION BOATERS! This totally up-
graded Island home comes with it's own
boat and boat dock. It sets on a nicely
landscaped corner lot and has warranties
still in effect on the A/C, texture coating,
etc. Close to beach. Call for details of
buyer incentives! $329,900.


AWESOME GULF VIEWS! Two available
at Martinique South with the best views
and the lowest prices of Gulffront on the
Island! One is the fourth-floor NW corner
unit with the perfect Gulf view but needs a
bit of updating for $475,000 and the other
is the sixth-floor SE corner with panoramic
views of the Gulf and the bay and beauti-
fully turnkey furnished for $459,900. Both
come with a garage and extra storage.


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screened porch brings the lush tropical paradise inside. Large
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tub. Soaring 22-foot ceilings in greatroom with beautiful tongue-
and-groove cedar. Lock yourself away from the world in this very
special place complete with peeks of the Gulf and just steps to the
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NEW CONSTRUCTION
THE VILLAGE

AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES

Model Open Daily 3800 Sixth Ave., Holmes Reach


3BR/2BA 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area Heated Pool
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SSteps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $385,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
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SPECTACULAR GULF VIEWS!
One 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/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool, family
room, two blocks to great beach. $479,000.

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

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

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

SMLS SunCoast
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.comi


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Realtor






Marianne Correll
Realtor






Bob Fittro
Realtor






Wendy Foldes
Realtor





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Realtor






Alan Galletto
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Jon Kent
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PERICO BAY CLUB Lakefront 2BR/2BA plus
den. Grand Cayman with two-car garage. This
unit is a lovely end unit with everything to offer.
Enjoy the morning sunrises for your private
sundeck and lanai. All this and more in a pres-
tigious gated club community close to the Gulf
beaches. $310,000. MLS#90555.
WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
513 69th St. .................... $549,000
510 72nd St..................... $559,000
510 Key Royale Dr ............ $399,900
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
307 Iris ......................... $495,000
611 Dundee.................... $525,000
301 S. Bay Blvd............. $599,900
523 Loquat Dr.............. $699,000
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
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
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 ..................... $227,000
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
517 Lakeside Dr. ................. $118,800
1259 Spoonbill Landings Cr. ... $310,000


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EVERYONE'S A CRITIC
By Nancy Salomon / Edited by Will Shortz


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30 Duke
33 Obi-Wan
35 Pique
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47 Passel
48 Attacker
49 Soldier in
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50 Percussion cc
52 Hair feature
54 Draped garm(
55 Slick stuff
56 Criticize
types?
59 Rock music si
60 Brew
61 Saud
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62 Pitch
63 D-Day time
65 Pick-up expert
67 Election data


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74 Eagle's nest 3
n which 76 Granting grp. 4
means 77 Pricing word 5
78 Author Harper 6
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Iroid 82 Criticize links? 7
86 Swedish flier 8
87 Chaplin n6e 9
a hit 39-Down 10
88 Gambling game
89 Experiences dizziness 11
em part 92 Lame 12
shovel, 94 Troupe grp. 13
95 de soie (silk cloth) 14
nre 96 Worrier's worry 15
97 Travel guide? 16
99 Criticize movers and 17
shakers? 18
Iflop? 101 Grant of "Notorious" 19
102 Pontiac, e.g. 24
)rl6ans 104 Make more powerful, 28
with "up" 31
105 Pelvic parts 32
Uris's 107 Cracks up 34
109 So far 36
ap 114 Flower named for a 37
tragic figure in Greek 38
ent myth 39
118 Criticize a pitcher?
creative 121 Slang for 40
55-Across
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123 Zagreb native 42
(former 124 Booming orators 44
125 Prize 45
126 Oscar winner Berry 48


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Geometric fig.
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Chantilly product
Where pirates prey
Criticize angry bulls?
QB's misfire: Abbr.
Prefix with logical
Stock unit: Abbr.
Order in the court
Whirlybird whirlers
Mideast V.I.P.
March
Signs of life
Birdbrain
Neighbor of Fiji
New Jersey's state tree
"The Iceman
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British Labor prime
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Mil. authority
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Raiders' grp.
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Suffix with bull
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59 Sierra Club founder
John
61 Residents: Suffix
64 "Waiting for Lefty"
playwright
66 Criticize a Yankee?
67 Automaker Louis
68 VCR button
69 Sartre novel
71 French wine region
72 Parent, e.g.
73 Opposite of misses:
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110 Copperfield's bride
111 Roll call absentee
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Jim and Nancy

MacVicar

611 Key Royale Drive,

Holmes Beach
The MacVicars bought their bayfront home
five years ago. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-
half bathroom home was built in 1965, one of the
first houses to be completed in the Key Royale
subdivision, and offers a panoramic vista of Anna
Maria Sound and Tampa Bay through its myriad
glass doors.
A large dining area leads to a living space
complete with a large entertainment center
nestled into an even larger book case. Bedrooms
are to the right of the living area, including the
master bedroom and bath. An updated kitchen
features a counter and central island. Off the
kitchen is another bedroom and bath and the two-
car garage.
But it is the bayfront view that dominates the
home. A screened porch with pool and hot tub are
perfect for entertaining friends, who may also
play a few games of shuffleboard on the bayside
court A-large dock adds to the outdoor charm
iHe'iilebtW sets of davits facilitate the boating
rllff efetHlId6piWate-iacce'ss to the bays and
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pantry off the kitchen provides even more storage
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The MacVicar home on Key Royale was one of the first homes constructed on the key in 1965.


Their home is perfect to accommodate vis-
its from their three children and five grand-
children.
The bright morning light through the
glass doors from the lanai provide a perfect
accent to Nancy's exquisite green glass col-
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Tour of Homes


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on Island
The 10th Annual Anna Maria Island Tour of
Homes will feature five Island residences this Sat-
urday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Proceeds from the tour benefit the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Advanced tickets are $12, or $15 on the day of
the tour at any of the five homes. Advance ticket
sales are available at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria; The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce; Lor-els;
LaPensee Plumbing; Ginny's Antiques and Art;
TruValue Hardware; Crowder Bros. Hardware;
Robyn's Nest; and the West Bay Athletic club.
Featured on the tour this year are: the
MacVicar Home, 611 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach; the Galletto Home, 203 78th Street, Holmes
Beach; the Pickwick Home, 401 80th St., Holmes
Beach; the Bryant Home, 509 Kumquat Drive,
Anna Maria; and the Morrow Home, 510 Kum-
quat Drive, Anna Maria.
The popular Island Tropical Treasures Lun-
cheon and the Island Tropical Treasures Boutique
will be located at the Morrow Home this year.
A special shuttle will run from the Roser Memo-
rial Community Church parking lot, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, to the two homes on Kumquat Drive.
Island's End Bistro will offer wine ttastin nd
hors d'oeuvres at 01100 Gulf;Drjiye A ppa-J;ia.
There will also be mna riti neL4-:ara ;'te jTW,_xsmni n
Shoppe, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna. MIai; id' And
Ginny's Antiques & Jane E's Coffe & Tea Bar will
serve European coffee and tropical sorbets at 5600
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Further information is available at the Center
by calling 778-1908.


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203 78th St.,

Holmes Beach
The North African plains is the dominate at-
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touch. Blending Galletto's varied collectibles with
her interior design has created a masterpiece of
uniqueness.
Entering from a screened porch on the second
floor, you step into a large living room-dining
room with high ceilings. A dramatic chandelier
hangs over the dining room table, and a large
mirror in the living area adds space to the room,
which also features a fireplace. An open, modern
kitchen with a long counter is also part of the
greatroom.
A hallway leads to the three bedrooms and
two baths. The master bedroom has interesting
floral wallpaper, as has the master bath. The sec-
ond bath has a skylight, adding to the light and
airy feel of the space.
One bedroom has been converted into a li-
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books, artwork and workout equipment.
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Rick and Jeanie

Pickwick

401 80th St., Holmes Beach
Built in the mid-1940s, the Pickwicks bought
their charming "beach-style cottage" in 1994. Pass-
ing through a lushly landscaped front yard, you
enter into a cozy living room. Two bedrooms and a
bathroom are to the right including the master bed-
room and its brick-red painted walls. The red motif
is accented by Mexican tile floors in the home.
To the left of the living room is an open
kitchen with skylight. Oak cabinets are hand-
somely accented by deep green counters. To the
left of the kitchen is a breezeway-turned-dining
area that features the home's original pine ceiling.
The breezeway is joined by a brick courtyard that
Jeanie laid by hand, an area she calls her "secret
garden." Through the new dining room is a study
and a second bathroom, where a model sailboat
that was Jim's as a youth catches your eye.
In back of the kitchen is a large sun room with
windows overlooking another beautiful garden,
complete with the original front door of the cot-
tage, two outdoor showers, and a small patio.
S;Jim is retired from the publications and graph-
jcK. division of World Bank, and Nancy was a busi-
pe.ss manager for a law firm from Maryland. Jim
is no stranger to Anna Nlaria Island threegen-
erations ot his family have wintered here.
Although the rooms are not large, the nine-foot
ceilings make them seem spacious, and easily ac-
commodate the owner's antiques and art.


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Garth and Terry

Bryant

509 Kumquat Drive,

Anna Maria City
The Bryant's spectacular canalfront home was
built to their specifications in 2001. It follows a
Spanish-Mediterranean design modified with
Florida touches.
A gated courtyard leads to the downstairs
entry. Through the small enclosed foyer, a spa-
cious patio under the home welcomes you with a
true Mexican tile courtyard including pool and
hot tub perfect for entertaining. In the canal
beyond is a boat dock large enough to accommo-
date two vessels on lifts.
Upstairs is the true definition of a
"greatroom" a wide-open living-dining-
kitchen area with 19-foot ceilings. A unique ceil-
ing fan gently moves the air in the vast open
space.
The kitchen features all the latest equip-
ment. A huge butcher block was hand-made for
the Bryants by a friend, the chandelier over the
dining room table was created by a nephew,
and another friend crafted ironwork accents.
The kitchen features mahogany blue eyes gran-
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Ron and Carol

Morrow

510 Kumquat Drive,

Anna Maria City
The Morrows built and moved into their nau-
tical-motif home in 1989. The three-bedroom, two-
bathroom canal-front elevated home features a
six-car garage, which will be the location of the
Island Market luncheon during the home tour.
A nickel-finished grandfather clock greets
visitors upon entry to the spacious home. A
greatroom with fireplace features a 20-foot ceiling
with a skylight and a cozy wood-finished den that
can double as an extra bedroom. Dominating the
room is a painting of a yellow-tail snapper by art-
ist Robert Butler Jr. A large kitchen off the
greatroom is open and airy and includes a wine
cellar.
Also in the greatroom are fish rubbings by
artist Beth Joiner to accent the sofa and other fur-
niture in the room.
The master bedroom has a large bathroom
attached and overlooks the deck, canal and Bimini
Bay. The deck features a large hot tub.
"We had 105 people stop by for a party one
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Thanks to the community for all your support and patience!

A special thank you to Chris McNamara and Tom Lenard
of Holmes Construction... and to my family for
making the NEW Duffy's a reality! Pat Geyer

The Geyer family would like to extend their sincere thanks
to all the following people and businesses ...


Holmes Construction'
Gold Bank, especially
Mark Staib & John Nash
Rayco Electric
Smith & Assoc. Appraisers
Intercoastal Painting
Dry Wall Mechanics
Miller Insulation
Air America
Busack Sheet Metal
Anderson Asphalt
Taylor Concrete


Tanner Fire and Safety
VA Masonary
Roy Roofing
Apache Tile
Overhead Doors
Gator Plumbing
Suburban Gas Co.
Discount Restaurant Supply
Coast Restaurant Supply
A-Plus Fireplace
Budweiser
Kuyper Aluminum


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Bruder Stephens Inc.
Bill Galvano, Amy Hall &
Brenden Moriarty of Grimes,
Goebel, Grimes, Hawkins
Glasfelter & Galvano, P.A.
United States Awning
Superior Specialties
The Islander Newspaper
Cole, Chris, Bernie, Swifty, Ralph,
Three, Mike, Danny and William


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