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'The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 20 March 26, 2003 FREE


Islanders should prepare for war like hurricane


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Chief Andy
Price said Islanders should prepare their annual hurri-
cane emergency kits now, in the event any local emer-
gency occurs because of a terrorist event.
Speaking at a safety meeting called by Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn to discuss what that city could do in
the event of such an emergency, Price acknowledged
there might be little warning for Islanders if a chemi-
cal or biological emergency occurred at MacDill Air


Force Base in Tampa.
And there might be little Islanders can do in that
event except have their hurricane kits ready, including
a three-day supply of food and water for each person
in the house.
SueLynn said she didn't want to be an alarmist, but
she had become concerned because there is no instant
alert system in the city to warn residents of an imme-
diate emergency.
"We really would not have time to prepare for a
biological or chemical threat without immediate warn-


'When fire and iron meet'
Joe Levy was one of more than 100 vendors at the Coquina Tides Arts and Crafts Show at Coquina Beach last
weekend, selling his metal sculpture. Part of the proceeds from the event went to Wildlife Education Rehabili-
tation Center. For more pictures, see inside. Islander Photo: J.L Robertson


Waterfront view protection law proposed


By Paul Roat
On the surface, it seems like a straightforward is-
sue: draft a law prohibiting property owners from
building anything that would block an adjacent
neighbor's views of the bay or Gulf of Mexico.
In fact, according to Bradenton Beach City Attor-
ney Alan Prather, the matter is far, far more compli-
cated than it would appear, with issues ranging from
.public taking of private property to legislating aesthet-
ics.
The matter was broached last week by City Com-
missioner Dawn Baker. She requested city commission
approval for Prather to draft an ordinance that would,
"in light of construction and reconstruction in the city,
prevent future damage. No structure should be built to
obstruct the view of adjacent waterfront owners."
On a perfect island, the vista issue would be moot:


all bayfront or Gulffront houses would have identical
setbacks from the water and identical views. On the
curving shores of Bradenton Beach, though, the water-
front view matter, coupled with the varying setbacks
that older houses share with newer homes, has created
an issue which became a controversy on Bay Drive
South.
The city commission, at homeowners' urging, last
year vacated the stretch of platted but unused street
from Fifth Street South to 13th Street South to the up-
land property owners.
Late last year, contractor/developer Steve Noriega
applied for permits to construct townhouses on Bay
Drive South. Based on surveys of his property, Noriega
was granted permits to build the structures more
PLEASE SEE WATERFRONT, PAGE 4


ing," she suggested. She'd even thought about buying
an old civil defense warning siren for the city to use in
the event of a terrorist emergency.
Price agreed about the time frame, but even if
people did hear a siren, they would still need informa-
tion on what they were to do.
SueLynn's concern is that no one on the Island, or
in Tallahassee, seems to be talking about what to do in
the event of a chemical or biological attack.
PLEASE SEE WAR, PAGE 4



Sandpiper park


closing March 31
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"It's nearly a done deal," said Sandpiper Resort
Homeowner's Association President Gordon Cleland.
After a near-14-month effort, this 60-year-old en-
clave of mobile homes set among the Australian pines
along Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach has successfully
fought the developers who wanted to buy the property
and turn it into another high-rise condominium project
on Anna Maria Island.
After learning in January 2002 that owner Vorbeck
Equities had a $9 million offer to buy the property,
Sandpiper residents were given "right of first refusal,"
said Cleland, and had 12 months to match the offer or
face eviction.
"We've done that," said Cleland. "Ownership of
the Sandpiper Mobile Resort will shift from Vorbeck
PLEASE SEE SANDPIPER, PAGE 4




Lappenings

'Cruisin' to Fashion'
event is Friday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce's annual spring fashion show, themed
"Cruisin' to Fashion" this year, will be from 11 a.m.
on into the afternoon Friday, March 28.
It will be at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646
Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton, a new and exciting venue
for the annual event. Tickets, at $22 for the show,
lunch and a glass of champagne, are available at
the participating boutiques and at the chamber of-
fice, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or may be
reserved by calling 778-1541.
Boutiques showing their fashions are AMI
West, Jennifer's, Mister Roberts Resort Wear, Sun
& Surf Lifestyle Apparel, White Egret and Two Sides
of Nature. Fashions will include women's, men's and
mother/daughter styles.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. with strolling
through the "avenue of shops" set up for browsing
and buying, luncheon at noon, and the fashion show
with dessert.
Prizes at the show are a five-day cruise on the
Regal Empress by At Your Service travel agency,
overnight stay for two at the Harrington House plus
dinner for two at the Beach Bistro, piece of jewelry
from Jess Jewelers, spa package from A. Dodge
salon, gift baskets with gift certificates from all par-
ticipating boutiques.


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Testing, testing
A work crew from Carter Construction company has
been at the site of the planned Tidemark Hotel and
Condominium in Holmes Beach across from the
Island Shopping Plaza this past week taking soil
samples in preparation for the start of construction.
Developer Nick Easterling, however, has not yet set
a definite date for construction of the 40-unit, $20
million project to begin. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Bradenton youth dies after


Holmes Beach traffic accident


A 16-year-old Bradenton youth died as a result of
a traffic accident Friday night in Holmes Beach.
According to Holmes Beach Police Det. Sgt.
Nancy Rogers, Ryan Keller jumped on the hood of a
car driven by another Bradenton youth with three oc-
cupants as they were leaving the 400 block of Clark
Street at approximately 11:30 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle accelerated, then sud-
denly braked, according to the police report. Keller fell
off the vehicle and sustained a serious head injury.


He was transported by helicopter to Bayfront
Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he died Satur-
day afternoon.
No one in the car was injured.
No charges have been filed, Rogers said, and the
case is under investigation.
There will be a visitation for Ryan's family from
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Brown and Sons
Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, at 604 43rd St. W.,
Bradenton. The service is to be private.


Holmes Beach man files wrongful death suit


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident Rick Call has filed a
wrongful death suit against Longboat Key Mainte-
nance and three of its drivers, claiming the company's
drivers caused the death of his wife, Elizabeth Call, on
Sept. 18, 2002, on the Cortez Bridge.
The lawsuit said two of the drivers were playing a
game of "chicken" on the bridge that day when a company
truck driven by Francisco Ruiz-Soria crashed head-on into
the westbound car driven by Elizabeth "Betty" Call, 57,
of Holmes Beach. Call died shortly after the collision.
The lawsuit claims Longboat Key Maintenance and
its owners should have known Ruiz-Soria was an unli-
censed truck driver and had a suspended driver's license.
Any investigation by Longboat Key Maintenance
owners would have revealed that employees Ruiz-
Soria, the driver of the other truck, Chris Ricci, and a
passenger in one of the trucks, Richard Johnson, had
suspended driver's licenses and were not suitable to act
as truck drivers for the company, the suit alleges.
The suit claims the game of "chicken," or "pass me
if you can," requires the driver of one truck to attempt
to pass the other truck while traffic is oncoming. The
suit claims Ruiz-Soria tried to pass the truck Ricci was
driving three times on the bridge.
On the fourth attempt, the suit alleges, Johnson, a


passenger in the truck driven by Ruiz-Soria, tried to
stop him without success, and Ruiz-Soria collided
head-on with the vehicle driven by Call.
Ruiz-Soria, Ricci and Johnson failed to appear at
hearings in November and warrants have been issued
for their arrests.
Efforts to reach the attorney for Longboat Key
Maintenance were unsuccessful.
The lawsuit asks for unspecified damages in excess
of $15,000 for the wrongful death.

Get ready for spring cleanup
in Anna Maria City
Anna Maria's spring cleanup day will be from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the north side
of the Anna Maria City Pier parking lot.
In the event of rain, the cleanup day will be
April 12.
Yard waste must be separated from other
refuse and trash, and no batteries, tires, chemi-
cals, air conditioning units, or paints will be
accepted at the cleanup, said Public Works Di-
rector George McKay.
For more information, call the Anna Maria
City Hall at 708-6132, extension 25.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 26, 2003 0 PAGE 3


Gardener doesn't understand suit Meetings


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The former operator of J.C. Gardener's Restaurant
at the Bridgewalk Resort in Bradenton Beach said he
doesn't understand how he can be sued for payment of
restaurant equipment at his former location that is now
being used by another restaurant operator at the same
location (The Islander, Feb. 26).
Graham Gardener said that of the $176,000 in
the lawsuit filed by Sysco Food Services against his
company, Gulfside Restaurants Inc., and he and his
wife, Marian, only about $4,000 is for past due in-
voices for food.items. The remainder is for the res-
taurant equipment that is still at that location and is
now being used by the operators of the Sun House
Restaurant.
"If Sysco wants the equipment, why don't they just
go pick it up?" said Gardener. "The equipment is still
there and is being used, so how can Sysco say Gulfside
Restaurants Inc. owes them for the equipment?"
"I was very surprised by the suit," he said, espe-
cially since he was in partnership in J.C. Gardener's
with Bridgewalk owners Angela and Barbara
Rodocker.
"I don't know all the facts about any deal on the
equipment" with the new operators, said Gardener,
"since the equipment is still there and being used by
others."
Furthermore, said Gardener, he's not the bad guy
in the closure of J.C. Gardener's last November.
"It was a business deal that just didn't work out,"
he said.
Gardener said he has about $250,000 invested in
J.C. Gardener's in furnishings, improvements, better-
ments and personal property that is still at the restau-
rant.
He said he had a lease agreement with Bridgewalk
to "buildout" the restaurant and expected to open by
December 2001 when he signed the agreement in July.
But there were a number of delays in completing
the interior and the restaurant didn't open until June
2002.
"So we went from a pre-season opening to an af-


ter-season opening," said Gardener. "And everybody
on the Island knows you don't open a restaurant in the
summer."
He said he would not discuss problems that de-
layed the opening and the ensuing issues with
Bridgewalk and the Rodockers that eventually led to
the restaurant's closure on Nov. 13, 2002.
"We were trying to negotiate a settlement to allow
us to remain when we got the eviction notice," he said.
Gardener claimed that a large amount of his own
personal property, specialty equipment that he owns,
and a safe with a quantity of cash were left behind
when he was evicted.
"The current operator is using some of my equip-
ment," Gardener claimed, "and I would like to get my
property back."
He dismissed the notion the restaurant wasn't do-
ing well.
"The restaurant was starting to make a go of it,"
said Gardener. "The closure was a failure of a partner-
ship, not the restaurant."
He stands by his 15-plus years experience in the
restaurant business, noting that he's now operating the
established Sea Horse restaurant in Cortez.
"The Sea Horse is doing quite well, and we've
brought quite a lot of experience with us. We're keep-
ing the traditional Cortez seafood menu and adding a
few of our own, and many people have become regu-
lars," he added.
Angela Rodocker of BridgeWalk declined com-
ment on Gardener's claims.


Anna Maria City
March 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
April 1, 4:30 p.m., Capital Improvement Advisory
Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
March 26, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
March 27, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
March 28, 8:30 a.m., city commission-department head
meeting. Agenda includes reports from all department
heads; presentation regarding Herb Dolan North Park;
city jubilee report; and review and prioritization of city
charter, land development codes and comprehensive
plan issues.
April 2, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
April 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
March 27, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
March26, 6:30 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.


Cortez heritage, picnic celebrations planned
Cortez will observe its Heritage Day Friday and building and developing it into a community center and
then have its traditional Cortez Natives Picnic Satur- museum where the artifacts will be displayed.
day, filling up the last weekend in March for the his- The picnic from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 29 is open
toric fishing village, to everyone, said its main organizer, Mary Fulford Green.
The Heritage Day events on Friday, March 28, from It will be at the historic Fulford Fish House if the weather
10 a.m-3 p.m., will include a look at Cortez artifacts al- is friendly. If rain interferes, it will be in the current Cortez
ready collected, and how to go about donating others, Community Center at 4523 123rd St. Ct. W.
under the tutelage of Roger Allen. He is the newly ap- The picnic is potluck, so everyone is expected to
pointed coordinator of refurbishing the 1912-built school bring a dish to share.


VOLUNTEERS, BOARD MEMBERS
& ALTERNATES NEEDED FOR CITY
OF BRADENTON BEACH BOARDS

W,, Adjustment Board HE',
Planning & Zoning Board
Code Enforcement Board '

Requirements for membership on Adjustment Board: (Sec. 34-81 LDC)
1. All members shall serve without compensation
2. Each member shall be appointed by Commission for a term of three (3) years.
3. Board members should have knowledge and interest in planning, zoning and
technical codes.
4. Board members shall reside in the City of Bradenton Beach.
5. Decisions by Board members are official and are not confirmed by Commis-
sion.

Requirement for membership on Planning & Zoning Board: (Sec. 34-81 LCD)
1. Each member shall reside or own property within the city.
2. No member shall be in the pay of or an elected official of the city.
3. Each member shall be appointed for a period of three (3) years.
4. Most decisions of the Planning & Zoning Board are recommendations to the
City Commission.

Requirements for membership on Code Enforcement Board: (Sec. 2-73 LDC)
1. Each member shall be a resident of the city.
2. Initial term of office varies.
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PLEASE NOTE: ALL MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES OF THE-ADJUSTMENT:'
BOARD. THE PLANNING & ZONING BOARD AND THE CODE'ENFORCE'-
MENT BOARD ARE REQUIRED TO FILE AN ANNUAL STATEMENT QF FL
NANCIAL INTERESTS THROUGH THE MANATEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS OFFICE FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
STATE. (FLORIDA STATUE 112.317)

For applications, please visit the City of Bradenton Beach
107 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach.
L For more information, please call 778-1005.


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War preparations urged on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

"I don't want to be an alarmist, but there is a po-
tential that the war will be brought home, and we are
being told to be aware of that potential, but not what to
do," the mayor said.
She's going to ask Manatee County officials what
steps they've taken to protect the water supply from
contamination, and she said she has no problem con-
tacting a mayor in Israel to ask them how to prepare for
a terrorist attack.
Sgt. John Kenney of the Manatee County Sheriff s
Office Anna Maria substation said all residents need to
be aware of what's going on. If something or someone
seems out of place, call 911.
Price said Manatee County Emergency Manage-
ment officials would take the lead in the event of any
emergency, including a chemical or biological threat,
and would coordinate a response with the county's
HazMat (hazardous materials) team.
The WMFRD would be fully informed and coor-
dinate the Island's assistance and notify Islanders.
"We are using the same emergency procedures as
in a hurricane, except that we won't have as much lead
time" if there is a chemical or biological threat to the
area, he said.
Price also said he'd be at the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials meeting March 26 in Holmes
Beach to discuss emergency procedures and responses.

Sandpiper closes Monday
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Equities to the Sandpiper Resort Cooperative Inc. on
March 31," he said.
Once the purchase closes, Cleland said his job is
done and he'll resign from the homeowner's associa-
tion board to become a member of the co-op board of
administrators.
A meeting of all park residents will be held at 7
p.m. Wednesday, April 2, to discuss the future of the
park.
Even those residents who didn't purchase a share
in the corporation that bought the park will be staying.
"They'll continue to pay the same lot rent for the
rest of 2003," said Cleland.
"We bought the park so we could all live here and
enjoy the character of Sandpiper," said Cleland. "We
must not forget that if we had not been successful, we
probably would have received eviction notices by
now."
Residents and investors were offered shares in the
corporation that is purchasing the park from Vorbeck.
Cleland and the association raised nearly $4.5 mil-
lion, or 50 percent of the purchase price, to meet the
bank's requirement for a long-term mortgage to pur-
chase the property.
"Now, all residents are able to make choices about
remaining in the park," said Cleland. "We hope all resi-
dents will join committees and task forces as we con-
tinue to enjoy our life at Sandpiper and make this the
most beautiful park to live in."


Waterfront vista law suggested
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bayward than adjacent houses due in part to the prior
bayfront vacation.
According to next-door neighbor Ken Lohn, the
new houses would block a portion of his view of Anna
Maria Sound.
Lohn requested relief from the city commission on
his vista concern, and was told the proper venue for
bringing the matter forward would be through the city's
board of adjustment, of which Lohn is the chair.
The matter has yet to come forward before the
board of adjustment and, according to Building Offi-
cial Bob Welch, the period of time in which to appeal
the Noriega-Lohn issue has expired, but the question of
construction seaward of existing homes as a citywide
issue will be brought before the board of adjustment in
April.
"It could affect every property on Bay Drive
South," Welch said.
A secondary but related issue the city could ad-
dress is "daylight plane." Federal regulations call for
new home construction to meet a more stringent crite-
ria than older homes and, on barrier islands, part of that
criteria often means elevating the structures to tower


Three dead


turtles found


on Island's


bayshore

Three dead turtles, two of them loggerheads and
one a land turtle, were found during the weekend along
the bayside of Anna Maria Island, the first strandings
in two months.
"That's a lot at one time," said Suzi Fox, who holds
the state permit for marine turtle preservation for the
Island. "I don't know why this mini-rash of stranding
has occurred, and I am hoping they're the last for
awhile."
One adult loggerhead was found along the Anna
Maria City shore near Rotten Ralph's restaurant with
no indication of cause of death, the other near the Rod
& Reel Pier.
The latter was a juvenile about 3 years old, Fox
said, and its shell had a pronounced deformity of un-
known origin, except that it evidently happened when
it was very young.
The land turtle was found floating in Sarasota Bay
off Bradenton Beach. Fox and other Turtle Watch vol-
unteers plan to clean the shell for exhibit in the new
Turtle Watch Environmental Education Center in
Holmes Beach. They buried the loggerheads.
"Wouldn't you know, they stranded on Saturday,
my day at the center," Fox said. "I had to abandon that


An early morning crash Sunday on the Anna
Maria Bridge resulted in the demolition of a section
of concrete railing and arrest for the driver of the ve-
hicle, Jerry Wolf, 36, of Bradenton.
Wolf was heading east on the bridge at approxi-
mately 2 a.m. when he said he swerved to avoid a
car stopped on the bridge. Wolf's Jeep jumped the


A dead loggerhead sea turtle washed ashore on the
bayside of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Turtle Watch
and take care of the turtles."
The new Turtle Watch shop in the Island Shopping
Center at Marina and Gulf drives in Holmes Beach is
a nature gift shop, educational center and home-base
for the organization. It is supported by donations which
have been specifically earmarked for the center, mer-
chandise sales and a business partnership with Ooh La
La! Bistro and The Islander newspaper.


curb, hit the barrier wall and rotated counterclock-
wise, coming to a rest facing northeast in the
westbound lane of the bridge.
According to Florida Highway Patrol Trooper
Jeffrey Bozarth, Wolf claimed the driver of the sec-
ond vehicle fled the scene. Wolf was charged with
careless driving and DUI with property damage.


Spruced up
Dave Henry from
the Manatee
County School
District mainte-
nance department
stopped by Anna
Maria Elementary
School to give the
historic bell tower
afresh coat of
paint. The bell
tower was part of
the school building
at its original
Island location
where the Anna
Maria Island
Community Center
is now located.
Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan


over existing houses.
Other cities have instituted laws that call for new,
elevated homes to offer a "daylight plane" by having
greater setbacks on second or third floors that allow
light, air and wind. Imagine the tiers on a wedding
cake, and you can picture the impacts of homes con-
structed under daylight-plane laws. Imagine a concrete
block set upon the ground, and you can visualize cur-
rent permitted construction.
Longboat Key, the city of Sarasota, Sarasota
County and Sanibel Island, among other municipalities
and counties, have enacted daylight-plane laws; no city
on the Island has brought forward such restrictions.
Mayor John Chappie said the waterfront vista is-
sue will undoubtedly come forward again as more new
construction is proposed along Bay Drive South.
"Views can and will be blocked," he warned. "When


the street vacation first came forward, I suggested try-
ing to keep the same setbacks as formerly existed, but
the people said they just wanted the property."
Prather also offered a warning.
"By restricting private property owners' right to
build, you have to pay them something," he said.
"What type of vistas and aesthetics are you trying to
protect?"
Prather said any changes would need alterations of
the city's comprehensive plan and land-development
codes, plus ordinances, and "you will need advice from
competent land-use planners who deal with these kinds
of issues."
City commissioners agreed to further discuss the
matter at a workshop meeting Friday, March 28.
As Vice Mayor Bill Arnold put it, "This is like a
can of worms. There is a lot to be determined."


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 26, 2003 E PAGE 5


Manatee vision ignores growth impact on Island


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Of the 166 ideas for growth management submit-
ted by Manatee County residents to organizers of the
Imagine Manatee visioning process, only one ex-
pressed concern for the impact the impending growth
in east county areas will have on Anna Maria Island.
Not surprisingly, that idea that Manatee County
needs a master plan to preserve its beaches was sub-
mitted during Imagine Manatee's Jan. 27 input session
on Anna Maria Island.
But none of the more than 2,500 "visions" for the
future of Manatee County expressed by residents at the
visioning meetings specifically addresses the problem
of how more growth in the east will impact Anna Maria
Island in the west.
Save Anna Maria Vice President Joan Perry of
Holmes Beach has attended a number of Imagine
Manatee's goal and strategy writing sessions, but
hasn't seen that specific issue addressed.
"It's come up as an issue in general," said Perry,
but the majority of people at these sessions are con-
cerned about managed future growth, not how growth
affects Anna Maria Island.


At the Jan. 27 visioning meeting at the Island Bap-
tist Church, however, several Island residents ex-
pressed concern to visioning statement organizers
about the impact that more residents in eastern Mana-
tee County will have on Anna Maria Island.
While it appears vision organizers never included
those concerns in the final list of visioning statements
on growth, Manatee County expects another 50,000
residents here by 2010 and another 250,000 by 2030.
Eventually, they'll all want to head to the beach, Perry
said.
"So the question is, how does the Island handle the
influx of people?" she asked.
The answer, said Perry, is not to build larger high-
ways and bigger bridges from the mainland to the Is-
land.
"How do we facilitate access to the Island and
around it without destroying the Island? That's a tricky
business," she said.
At some point in the not-too-distant future, the
Island's road system "will reach capacity," Perry
added.
"There is a finite limit" to the number of vehicles
the Island can accommodate, she predicted, and any


county visioning statement should address this issue.
"Everyone at these meetings seems to want man-
aged growth," said Manatee County Commissioner
Jane von Hahmann, who represents Cortez and the Is-
land. "And everyone seems to want growth in the east."
Von Hahmann said the visioning meetings are not
intended to come up with specific recommendations to
solve problems, but from these meetings, a countywide
visioning statement on future growth will emerge.
"Once we have the statement, it will be up to the
county commissioners to prepare specific plans from
the statement," she said.
And those plans will have to include traffic patterns
around the county and the impact more residents will
have on Anna Maria Island, she said.
Island elected officials from Anna Maria to
Longboat Key have long complained that the popula-
tion boom in eastern Manatee County is overloading
the Island's roads and infrastructure on holiday week-
ends and during the winter tourist season.
Other visioning statements concerning Anna Maria
Island included no more multi-family dwellings, a halt
to high-rise condominium construction, and construc-
tion of north-south and east-west corridors for vehicles.


Anna Maria businesses express concern, optimism


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Members of the Anna Maria Village Business
Owner's Association at their March 20 meeting
expressed concern that the Iraq War could affect
business in the city, but "at this point," said
AMVBOA president Kent Davis, "the general in-
dication is that accommodations are full and res-
taurants are doing well."
The general feeling among members is that
they hope the war will be over quickly, he said.
The AMVBOA is moving forward with estab-



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Opinion


Here's the rub
"Visioning" took on new meaning in Bradenton
Beach this week.
The long-range look into how a community will
appear in 30 years, a process all three Island cities have
embarked upon, is wrapping up and what's unraveling
at the tail is a new wrinkle: the expectation of maintain-
ing one's view of the Gulf of Mexico or bay waters.
City Commissioner Dawn Baker has proposed an
ordinance to prohibit construction that would block any
neighbor's view of the water. Her rationale appears to be
that the city's shores tend to curve and, even though set-
backs from the water could be the same, the vista for a
next-door neighbor could be blocked by development.
The "hot button" involves the vacation of Bay
Drive South last year. The street appeared on maps
along the bayshore in southern Bradenton Beach, but
was never built. Residents requested and were granted
a vacation, but setback regulations were overlooked.
It now appears a teardown can be replaced with
larger construction and closer to the water essen-
tially blocking part of that waterfront view for neigh-
bors, especially those in smaller, ground-level homes.
Taking that new construction scenario a step fur-
ther, the matter becomes even more complicated by
new building codes, specifically higher elevations.
So not only do owners of older homes face losing
their view, the new construction \\ 11 rise to nearly 40
feet, and potentially shade its neighbors.
Sounds like big-city problems, eh?
'It's possible property values could diminish, or rise
more slowly, as the condo canyons and waterfront ob-
stacles become more prevalent.
Protection of older neighborhoods is something
included in almost every comprehensive plan ever
drafted, as it should be.
Protection of those wonderful waterfront views is
something that should be in every comprehensive plan
for a waterfront community.
Ah, but the rub comes in how to provide that protec-
tion.
Attorneys will note that a government's deprival of
someone's use of their property in the highest, best way
constitutes a taking, and the property owner may be
entitled to compensation.
And here is the real rub: How much, really, in real
dollars, is that million-dollar view worth?
It's a long and twisted road that Bradenton Beach
commissioners appear to be heading down. We wish
them great and good luck.
They'll need it.


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Thanks to Cleland
All gratitude to Gordon Cleland, president of the
Sandpiper Mobile Home Park Association, for his 100
percent unrelenting dedication to the selling of the
mobile homes' shares.
If the park could not have raised the asking price
of $9 million, the residents would have lost everything
they had invested plus their homes.
Gordon contacted Century 21, The Islander and
other publications, and cablevision's Baynews 9. All
across the United States and Europe the word was out.
Gordon's life became Sandpiper 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
His hard work has paid off. The money was raised
through the selling of the mobile homes and shares of
the land. Those who have been renting the land and
cannot afford to buy can continue to rent.
As Gordie says, "The buy of a lifetime" is still
available, so come over to 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach. Gordon deserves this recognition.
Ray Wallace, Bradenton Beach

Audubon's gratitude
The Manatee County Audubon Society thanks ev-
eryone who helped with the first cleanup day at the
Felts Audubon Preserve.
A special thank you to Larry Foley (the Shell
Man Larry) and his employee Mike for volunteering
their time and their dump truck. Thanks also to Tom
Heitzman and Sweet Bay Nursery for bringing and
operating the front-end loader to get all the tires out.
Since the volunteers worked all morning, a pic-
nic lunch was served for their relaxation and enjoy-
ment. A special thank you to Ed Chiles and the
Chiles Group restaurants Beach House, Sandbar
and Mar Vista for all the food donated, to Publix
Holmes Beach for donating bottled water for every-
one, to Kash 'n Karry on Manatee Avenue for food,
to Publix at Cortez Commons for food, to


Albertson's Cortez Road for food, to Winn Dixie
Cortez Road for food, and to Midtown Catering for
condiments. We greatly appreciate all the food they
donated.
We also thank all of our members who came out
and worked so hard. Thanks again, the day was a suc-
cess because of these people.
Nancy Ambrose, Holmes Beach


Stand up for hot dog man
When big business drives out a small business
we all suffer a blow to our free enterprise system and
American way of life. Thus, I am outraged that
Home Depot is abruptly forcing out its longtime hot
dog vendor with no communication, no options and
no compensation.
I was getting my weekly "hot dog fix" at the
Home Depot on Cortez, when I learned that the food
concession owner had been given only 18 days to
vacate his business. The owner, Ken Worthy, has
been operating that hot dog stand for over 10 years.
He is a Vietnam veteran with some physical prob-
lems. He is taking care of his 93-year-old mother and
provides jobs to three loyal employees. Ken and his
staff are known to his customers for a clean environ-
ment and a pleasant, friendly attitude. For more than
10 years they have built their business serving fresh,
high quality food at affordable prices.
Now he is unfairly being thrown out like garbage
so a bigger chain can steal his business and livelihood.
I talked with five people at Home Depot's headquar-
ters in Atlanta and was basically told that this was none
of my business.
Well, it is my business as it is to everybody who
does business with Home Depot. If you have ever en-
joyed Ken's food, please stop by his hot dog stand and
ask what you can do to help save his livelihood and
dignity.
Leslie K. Holst, Bradenton Beach











O inionon


Thanks from IMS
Wow! The second annual "Walk the Island for Is-
land Middle School" was such a huge success, thanks
to the incredible generosity of our community mem-
bers. We are constantly reminded of how fortunate we
are to be part of such a unique community a com-
munity that values education and encourages young
people to become tomorrow's leaders.
Most of the Island businesses participated in the
walk-a-thon by contributing financial or other dona-
tions. The Privateers came through once again by pre-
paring and serving food and refreshments that had been
donated by Caf6 on the Beach and Skinny's Place. The
event was so successful that we have already scheduled
next year's "Walk the Island for Island Middle School"
- mark your calendars for March 6, 2004!
We strive, daily, to promote a positive environment
for our students and to enhance their educational expe-
riences at Island Middle School. We rely on the fi-
nances raised through our fundraising efforts to make
these enhancements possible. Thank you for partnering
with us in this annual event.
It is a privilege for the students to attend Island
Middle School, and it is a privilege for IMS to be part
of such a supportive community!
Jeanne Shell, executive director, IMS


Angels show up
Sunday morning on my way to church, I stopped
at Jessie's Island Store for gas. After getting the gas,
my car would not start.
A gentleman with a boat jumped down and pro-
ceeded to help me and found that the battery cables
were badly corroded. He cleaned them and my car sill
would not start.
Then another gentleman came over with a bottle of
Coke and spilled it over the cable terminals and the
gentleman with the boat gave me a gallon of water to


wash the Coke off. The car still would not start.
Before I knew it another gentleman drove his car
up to mind, took out jumper cables, attached them and
with that my car did start.
One of the gentlemen alerted me that one of the
battery terminals was split and needed repair. I did have
it repaired later in the day.
I would like very much to thank all of you angels
for coming to my aid. I am convinced they were angels.
We never know when we will be blessed with their
presence. Thank you so much again. God bless you.
Virginia Heatley, Ellenton

Grateful to voters
First of all I would like to thank the 168 citizens
who voted for me.
All of our local newspapers were mostly accurate
in reference to my ideas and thoughts for the city of
Anna Maria. Comments by me after the election, in my
opinion, were right on.
This commission now has to live up to "their"
promises. They work for all the city, not just a few
voters of the 1,800-plus who live here.
If asked, I will help in any way I can. I will not be
obligated to any one person or group.
Jeff Smith, Anna Maria


Stick to it
Well done, Ms. Codella, by not being trampled on
and giving up on your plight with the horrible situation
with your neighbor's lot. It just shows you that if you
are in the right, have enough staying power, are the
squeaky wheel, or as a friend of mine says "drip drip
drip," and won't go away, eventually "they" do the
right thing.
We can all learn a lesson from you ... never say


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THE ISLANDER E MARCH 26, 2003 0 PAGE 7

Ten years ago
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following will be a regular
feature in The Islander: a look back at what was hap-
pening on Anna Maria Island 10 years ago this week.

Beach renourishment
In the March 25, 1993, edition of The Islander, the
headlines announced the completion of the beach
renourishment project and how well the new beach had
withstood the devastating storm of March 19-20.
Other headlines in that issue were:

Anna Maria City Pier
The Anna Maria City Commission was trying to
renegotiate the city pier lease to Ben and Phil Seay,
who had taken over the pier restaurant after Fast
Eddie's went out of business.

New bridge
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Carol
Whitmore (now that city's mayor) announced she
would present a resolution to amend the commission's
prior approval of a 65-foot-high bryige from the main-
land to Holmes Beach, replacing that language with a
suggestion for a new, two-lane bridge of unspecified
height that would include emergency shoulders.


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March 16 72 83 0
March 17 70 83 1.50
March 18 71 84 .30
March 19 78 86 0
March 20 79 87 0
March 21 78 84 .40
March 22 78 82 0
Average Gulf water temperature 750
24-hour accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily.


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High price to Anna Maria Island living


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Do you think living on Anna Maria Island costs
you more in basic goods and services than living on the
mainland?
If you answer was "yes," you could be right when
it comes to a number of essential items for daily living,
particularly groceries.
Publix supermarket, the only grocery store on
Anna Maria Island, charges on average 6.7 percent
more per item at its Island location than the same items
at its mainland store on Cortez Road West, according
to a study done by The Islander.
Publix officials at its corporate headquarters in
Lakeland declined to comment, but others in the gro-
cery store business said the practice of "geographical
pricing" is well-known in the industry.
"They've got the only store on the Island and the
corporation know people who live here can afford
to pay more," said one former supermarket executive
living on the Island who asked not to be identified.
He noted that pricing is set by staff at corporate
headquarters.
In the totally unofficial Islander survey of 15
items sold at Publix on the Island, 11 items were
priced higher at the Island store than the same item
at the Cortez Road West Publix. Four items had no
change in price.
The biggest difference was in meats and poultry,
with an extra 20 cents per pound added to the price of
both a whole chicken and ground beef at the Island
store.


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Residents of Westbay Point
& Moorings in Holmes
Beach take a cruise aboard
the Seafood Shack's
Showboat, with dining,
dancing and singing.
Chairing the event were
Stuart and Eleanor Smith
and Tom and Shirley
Watkins.


The survey, conducted March 13, used only the
'base price of items. Products on sale were not included
in the study. The following prices were found:

Item Cortez Island Percent
Publix Publix Increase
Chicken, whole $.79 Ib $.99 25.3
Hamburger, 80/20 $1.29 Ib $1.49 15.3
Milk, Publix 1/2 gal. $1.85 $1.85 0
Eggs, dz. large $1.09 $1.13 3.7
Nabisco crackers $2.49 box $2.57 3.2
Chewie granola $2.69 box $2.77 3.0
Coke, 12 oz. 6-pk $2.59 $2.67 3.0
Lettuce, head $1.19 $1.28 7.6
White grapes, lb. $1.29 $1.29 0
Capri Sunny drinks $2.49 $2.57 3.2
Fruit gushers snax $2.59 $2.67 3.2
Folgers coffee, 12 oz. $6.49 $6.49 0
Crisco veg. oil, 12 oz. $2.73 $2.81 2.9
Merita bread $2.19 $2.19 0
Pop Tarts $1.99 box $2.05 3.0

Based upon the survey, an average family of four
that spends $600 per month on groceries at the Island
Publix would pay about $480 more annually for shop-
ping on the Island than for the same items at the Publix
Cortez store.
While chain supermarkets seem to believe in "geo-
graphical pricing," the Island's two chain pharmacies,
Eckerd and Walgreens, appear to have the same prices
for many products on the Island as at their mainland
stores. The chains, however, had a variance in price
between the two competing Island stores for several of
the same items.


Not surprisingly, one of the chain pharmacies
priced its Kodak 24-exposure, 100-ISO color film at
$5.89 per roll at its Island store, while the same film
was just $4.69 at its Cortez Road West store.
The other pharmacy chain, however, had the same
price of $3.89 for a roll of Kodak 24-exposure, 100 ISO
color film at both its Island and Cortez Road West
stores.
An Islander survey of the following items at the
two Island chain pharmacies found these prices:

Item Walgreens Eckerd
Tylenol geltabs. 100 $11.99 $8.99
Motrin. 100 $8.99 $8.99
Glucosamine Chondroitin, 180 $39.99 $49.99
Old Spice aher shave, 4.4 oz $5.29 $5.99
Gillette shave foam, can $2.99 $2.99
Sundown Vii. E, 100 $6.99 $9.99
Kodak film, 24 exposure $3.89 $5.89


One of the chain pharmacies priced a bottle of 500
milligram, 100 count Tylenol geltabs at $8.29 at its
mainland store. Prices for all other items surveyed were
the same as on the mainland at both stores.
But higher Island prices aren't just confined to gro-
ceries and a few sundry items.
Restaurants pay a higher price for delivered goods
than their mainland counterparts.
Damon Presswood of Ooh La La Bistro in Holmes
Beach said some suppliers such as Sysco and Royalty
Foods won't deliver to the Island unless there is a mini-
mum $300 order.
In addition, a number of suppliers have begun
adding a "fuel surcharge" for Island deliveries, and
many suppliers increase prices as much as 5 to 10
percent during the winter tourist season on the Is-
land, he said.
"It just makes it tough on the smaller restaurants,"
said Presswood. "You're doing a higher volume in sea-
son, but it's costing you more for supplies."
But not all goods on the Island cost more than on
the mainland.
A survey of gasoline prices on the Island found
unleaded regular gas selling for $1.66 per gallon, just
about the same as in Bradenton.
Pity the poor people on Marco Island south of
Naples. Unleaded regular gas there sells for $1.89 a
gallon, said Marco Island resident Val Simon.-
"And I'm sure supermarket prices are higher here
than Anna Maria," she added.


Nature path envisioned from causeway to DeSoto


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker envisions the day when pedestrians, cyclists
and inline skaters can use a footbridge and path to get
from the Palma Sola Causeway to the Robinson Estu-
ary Preserve recently purchased by the county in north-
west Manatee County.
Hunsicker outlined the concept of the "Perico-
DeSoto Trail" for the Palma Sola Corridor Manage-
ment Entity at its March 19 meeting.
The trail would connect the causeway to the pre-
serve along the right of way the county once used to
connect the mainland to Perico Island before the cause-
way was built in the 1950s, he said.
A $190,000 grant from the Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization would fund the trail, which
would only be for pedestrians, cyclists and skaters.
The trail would lead from the causeway to the pre-
serve, and then split with one path following the west-
ern edge of the preserve along Perico Bayou, while the
other would traverse old farm lands. Both paths would
reconnect prior to reaching DeSoto Memorial Park on
the Manatee River.
The plans, however, require the causeway to re-
ceive its scenic highway designation from the Florida
Department of Transportation's Scenic Highway Com-
mittee and that hasn't happened yet, said CME Chair-
person Jane von Hahmann.
In fact, Susan King of the DOT's Bartow office,
who is presenting the Palma Sola application, has not


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Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie Hunsicker shows members of the Palma Sola Scenic Highway
Corridor Management Entity where a proposed pedestrian footbridge will link the causeway with a nature
preserve in northwest Manatee County. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


yet received approval from the DOT that the draft ap-
plication is complete and ready to submit, although she
has previously claimed that's just a formality.
King was absent from the meeting, but because the


application has been changed to include a conceptual
master plan for the western end of the causeway, von
Hahmann suggested CME members review the docu-
ment changes prior to the CME's April 16 meeting.


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Turtle Watch turtle center already a winner


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It's been open less than two weeks and already the
Island turtle center is showing how it will work on
its own feet.
The road to reality has been long, reasonably rocky
and illuminated by flashes of plotting and accommo-
dation and rearranging by some fairly strong personali-
ties.
Cash sales will pay the rent, said Suzi Fox, while
memberships, donations, grants and so on can be de-
voted to computers, photographic equipment, insur-
ance, travel for training and the like.
Fox holds the state marine turtle preservation per-
mit for Anna Maria Island and heads the Island Turtle
Watch, now operating the center officially the Turtle
Watch Environmental Education Center, located at
5408 Marina Drive in the Island Shopping Center.
Sales at the center have been brisk, said Fox, but
"don't let that mislead you, it's a full working center,
we're not selling trinkets." For sale are books, souve-
nirs, cards, and all sorts of items tied to the environ-
ment in general and sea turtles in particular.
"The center is headquarters for a fairly complex
operation," Fox said. "We've brought in hundreds of
volumes of material, and already college students are
coming in to do research. And we'll have interns to do
more studies during the summer."
She added: "People are glad all of it is finally out
of my house and garage," where she and other volun-
teers worked in years past.
It's been a long trek from garage to the center in
mid-Holmes Beach. And a long dream and long battle
for Fox and for Bonner Joy, publisher of The Islander.
Joy found the space to make the dream a reality and
helped Fox open the shop in the storefront two doors
from the newspaper office and next to Ooh La La! Bis-
tro, whose owner/chef Damon Presswood (Joy's son)
received the landlord's blessing to overlook the no-
subleasing rule just this once.
Presswood leased the space when Gulf-Bay Realty


moved down the street to the Island Fitness building.
His mother and partner, Ms. Joy, got him and Fox to-
gether and arranged for TurtleWatch to move in until
Ooh La La grows into the space some time down the
road. Presswood and Joy are even forgoing Turtle
Watch's share of the first month's rent.
Joy said her short-term aim is for the center to de-
velop and justify an income for Fox as its manager -
allowing her full attention to turtles. But until the
center's income builds, Fox has elected to stick with
her outside job and have Amy Talucci run the opera-
tion for 20 paid hours a week "and about 40 more free,"
said Fox.


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Debbie for a
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the Anna Maria
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and purchased a
a -tiny milk carton
. of bubble gum
"turtle eggs" for
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Fox wants the store to pay its own way, including
any salaries, and devote money from county and the
Island cities and fundraising activities to Turtle Watch
programs. She pointed out that the sea turtle nesting
season begins officially May 1, but loggerheads often
start early, so the "outside" money will be badly needed
very soon.
The center's phone number is 778-1435 and it will
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10th anniversary
Its first concert will come again for the Anna Maria
Island Community Orchestra & Chorus when it notes
its 10th birthday Sunday, March 30.
The aggregation will repeat that first concert under
the direction of the man who has conducted every con-
cert except that first one. He is Alfred Gershfeld.
The concert will be at 2 p.m. at the Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Admission is
free and it will be first come, first seated for the audi-
ence.
Founded by Islander Willem Bartelsman and made
up of professional and amateur musicians, the organi-
zation has grown to become a centerpiece in the
community's cultural life, the group's Joan Zak noted.
It has expanded its repertoire to include baroque,
America music and an annual opera concert.
Sunday's program will include "Cantata No. 84"
by J.S. Bach; Organ Concerto, Opus IV, No. 4 by G.F.
Handel; and "Mass in G Major" by Franz Shubert. A
surprise finale is promised.
Guest artists will be Michelle Giglio and Rebecca
Hill, sopranos; William Kelley, tenor; Jay Kimpel,
bass; and Robert Winslow, organist. Chorus master is
James Forrsell.
Original members of the orchestra and chorus will
be honored with special certificates at a catered recep-
tion after the concert.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
778-5730.

Firefighters offer pancake
breakfast Sunday
West Manatee Firefighters Association will host an
"all-you-can-eat" pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to
noon Sunday, March 30, at fire station No. 4, 407 67th
St. W., Bradenton.
It will give breakfast eaters a chance to view the
station's equipment and facility as well.
Cost of the breakfast is $4, and includes pancakes,
sausage, juice and coffee.
For further information, call 741-3995.
Still room for baseball fans
on special day
Tickets are still available for the big baseball blowout
when the Tampa Devil Rays host Anna Maria Island
Community Center Day at Tropicana Field April 6.
The Rays will be playing the New York Yankees at
1:15 p.m. that Sunday, and a special 1,000-seat upper re-
serve section has been set aside for Islanders and friends.
The tickets are $10 each, of which up to $7 goes to
the Center. Buses will transport those who don't want
to drive, at $15 per person. Tickets for the game and
bus may be purchased at the Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, or by mail with the Center's Scott
Dell, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34215, or ordered
by calling him at 778-1908.

Woman's Club to note
57 years with federation
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will cel-
ebrate 57 years as a member of the Florida Federation
of Womens Clubs at a luncheon Wednesday, April 2.
The luncheon will be at noon at the Bradenton
Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto, and the
reservation deadline is Wednesday, March 26.
Mildred Randino will be keynote speaker. She is
district director of the Florida federation's district 14.
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained by calling 778-2427.

Forum for island girls
getting started soon
A GIRLS forum for young females 1 1-14 years of age
will begin Thursday, April 3. but youngsters should ex-
press an interest as soon as they can because space is lim-
ited.
That's the word from the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, where the
free sessions will be from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings.
GIRLS stands for Growing Individuals Respond-
ing with Life Skills, and it is the Center's newest ac-
tivity with the teen program. It aims for "interpersonal
exploration through guided discussions, peer counsel-
ing and journal writing," said the Center.
Further details may be obtained at 778-1908.


'Spatial Relations'
Barbara L. Harrison will star in a one-person show
"Spatial Relations, "featuring her abstract wall
sculptures, during April at the Sonnet Gallery, 1480
Main St., Sarasota. An artist's reception will be
there at 6 p.m. April 4. Additional information is
available at 955-6443.

Library's April exhibits
will feature two artists
Watercolors by Jacqueline Clark and an acrylic "9/
11 Tribute" by Rose Schulte will be the Island Branch
Library's featured exhibits during April.
Clark, past president of the Anna Maria Island
Artists Guild, said she discovered watercolors after a
thorough grounding in oils and sculpture. Still lifes,
florals and interiors are her main focus.
Schulte said she began to sketch the horrific scene
in New York City even before the twin towers col-
lapsed, her painting "a tribute to the terrible events of
9/11 to ensure that the day is never forgotten."
Another part of the exhibit will be a display of
firefighting articles including "now" and "then" hel-
mets worn by firefighters.
Hours are changing for Family Storytime, the
popular Wednesday evening feature. It will begin at 6
p.m. instead of 7:30 from now on. "Children ages 3 and
older are invited," said the library, "and of course pa-
jamas and stuffed toys are welcome."
The library's schedule for April:
Monday, April 7, 28 Internet class for begin-
ners, 8:30 a.m. (registration required, call 778-6341).
Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Veterans ser-
vice officer meets with clients from 1-4 p.m. (appoint-
ment required, call 749-3030).
Tuesday, April 8 Friends of the Island Branch
Library "Focus on Florida" program featuring humor
author Freda Gower Ward, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15, Author Barbara Elleman dis-
cusses children's author Virginia Lee Burton, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 13, 30 Family
Storytime, 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 3, 10 Free income tax assis-
tance, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, April 24, 25 AARP 55
Alive brushup course for senior drivers, noon-4 p.m.
(registration required at 776-1158).
Saturday, April 12 Origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library, at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday, closing at 8 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Details are available
at 778-6341.

Two watercolor workshops
coming next week
Watercolor workshops are scheduled on two days
next week at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sponsored by the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island.
From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, Sue Allen
will discuss, demonstrate and teach "exploration of the
boundaries of all water media." She has trained at
Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio University and the
University of Utah, and has been teaching since 1972.
From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 3, Cheryl
Jorgenson will teach and demonstrate what she has
learned from her native Trinidad, living in Denmark,
and painting in Florida. She tours Caribbean Islands for
further insights into art themes.
Cost of each workshop is $50 for guild members,
$60 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made and
details obtained by calling 792-3008.

































'Fun Shop' seminar due at Center
A "Fun Shop" seminar designed "to deal with life's
challenges in a positive and playful manner" is on its
way to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, and
registration is open now.
It will be on three consecutive Fridays starting April
4 from 10:30 a.m.-noon for $24 for Center members,
$30 for nonmembers. All sessions will be at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Keynote speaker will be Angela Jackson, author of
the book "Celebrating Anger" and veteran of 20 years
worth of seminars. Additional details are available at
778-1908.
Pancakes come to Roser
on Saturday morning
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church will be serving pancakes from 8 a.m.-noon
Saturday, March 29, at the church fellowship hall, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Cost is $3 for adults, children half price. Further
information is available at 778-0414.


Fond farewell
On his almost last day on the
job, Anna Maria Elementary
School Principal Tim Kolbe
toured the Island to say
goodbye to friends and
businesses (with a video
crew), and stopped at The
Islander newspaper where he
received a bouquet of bal-
loons, an Islander "More-
than-a-mullet-wrapper" T-
shirt, and a year's subscrip-
tion. Kolbe said he's count-
ing on the newspaper to keep
up to date on the school and
Island activities while at his
new job with the Manatee
County School Board.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Flotilla 81 schedules
boat safety program
Flotilla 81 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will
offer its boating skills and seamanship program
from Tuesday, April 1, through April 22.
It will be at 5801 33rd Ave. Ct. W.,
Bradenton. The program will be 7-9 p.m. on con-
secutive Tuesdays and Thursdays. Details may be
obtained at 778-2495 or 795-6189.


Deadline for stone class is Friday
The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 28, for register-
ing for the April class in making stained-glass stepping
stones in a sailboat design at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The class will be from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, April 7,
and 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, with artist Glen
LeFevre instructing. Cost is $55 for Center members, $60
for nonmembers.
Further information may be obtained by calling 778-


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Robert F. 'Scrap' Harter
Robert F. "Scrap" Harter, 85, of Bradenton and
formerly Bradenton Beach, died March 10.
Born in Oswego, Ind., Mr. Harter came to Mana-
tee County in 1950. He was a retired carpenter. He
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War
II and was stationed in Sarasota for part of the war. He
was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post
258 in North Webster, Ind. He was a member of St.
Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
Memorial services were March 22 at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238.
He is survived by daughters Alice Baird and Mary,
both of Bradenton; sons John, William and Thomas, all
of Bradenton; and six grandchildren.

Kevin Orin Huston
Kevin Orin Huston, 37, of Bradenton, died March
19.
Born in Weymouth, Mass., Mr. Huston came to
Manatee County from Peachtree City, Ga., in 1999. He
was Lutheran.
Memorial services were March 20. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Sharon; daughter
Mackensie Hairr of Bradenton; sons Dalton Hairr,
Brice Hairr, and Rayner, all of Bradenton; sister Jen-
nifer of Holmes Beach; brother Garrett of New South
Wales, Australia; and parents Orin and Gail of Holmes
Beach.

Earl James Lockhart Jr.
Earl James Lockhart Jr., 84, of Holmes Beach, died
March 22.
Born in Duluth, Minn., Mr. Lockhart came to
Manatee County from there in 1990. He was president


of the National Association of State Boards of Accoun-
tancy and chairman of the Minnesota State Board of
Accountancy. He served in the U.S. Army during
World War II. He was a member of the Key Royale
Golf Club. He attended St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach and Holy Rosary Cathedral in Duluth.
Memorial Mass will be at a later date. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Kathleen W.; daughters
Jeanne M. Doyle of Minneapolis, Minn., Margaret A.
Norton and Maripat Webster, both of Colorado
Springs, Colo., and Caroline Laneville of Geneva,
Switzerland; sons James B. of Minneapolis, Thomas
M. of Idaho, and John G. of Fillmore, Calif.; step-
daughters Ann Bussey of Duluth and Kathleen W. Lee
of Minneapolis; stepsons Bruce C. Williams of
Burkley, Calif., Stephen P. Williams of Solon Springs,
Wis., Jeffrey T. Williams of Evergreen, Colo., and
Timothy J. Williams of St. Cloud, Minn.; brother Ken-
neth T. of Wycoff, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; 13 step-
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one
great-step-grandchild.

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Patricia W. Whitaker, 73, of Bradenton, died
March 21.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Whitaker came to
Manatee County from Boca Raton 17 years ago. She
retired as a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital
in West Palm Beach, and volunteered at several other
hospitals. She was a member of the Anna Maria Island
Power Squadron, Palma Sola Bay Yacht Club, and the
South Florida Museum. She was Episcopalian.
Visitation and services were March 25. Shannon
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Vision highlight: less traffic in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
The greatest "vision" of Bradenton Beach resi-
dents: "continue to work with the Town of Longboat
Key on addressing traffic concerns on Gulf Drive."
That comment received the greatest number of
votes in last week's last session of a community con-
sensus process called visioning, conducted by members
of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
The process began last May and June in the form
of three meetings which created a statement, strategies
and objectives. However, Bradenton Beach city com-


missioners agreed that the effort should be expanded to
include winter or seasonal residents, hence last week's
meeting.
About 30 people attended the session, with 10
"newcomers" present who did not participate in previ-
ous sessions.
Participants discussed the various strategies that
had been promulgated in previous visioning meetings,
then voted on their favorites. Traffic was the strategy
that received the greatest consensus by last week's
participants.


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this landlubber doesn't cut it.


Another strategy that received a high number of
votes was to "create and protect visual easement, vis-
tas to Gulf and Bay."
And a close third was to "improve cooperation
between the city, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, Manatee County and the Town of Longboat Key
with regards to Gulf Drive."
Other strategies that received a significant number
of votes were:
Establish a citizen's guide to city government
with special attention to land-development regulations
- including appropriate county, state and federal regu-
lations.
Increase the number of sidewalks and bike paths
to enhance the image of being pedestrian friendly.
Allow site-plan/building clustering only where
appropriate and consistent with architectural and com-
munity character guidelines. Situations requiring spe-
cial exceptions or rezonings should be limited.
To guarantee stability of development patterns
and ensure minimum and reasonable map amendment,
consideration should be given to the merging of the
adopted future land-use map and zoning map into a
single regulatory instrument.
The Bradenton Beach Vision Statement reads:
"Bradenton Beach is a friendly, small island com-
munity where both permanent and seasonal residents
display civic pride and encourage balanced growth
while retaining its Old Florida charm. We have respect
for our beach and environment, are regarded for our
lush landscaping and recreation opportunities, and
mobility can be achieved with similar ease via car, trol-
ley, bicycle or foot."
The objectives of the vision statement are:
Recognize the importance of maintaining the
community's Old Florida Charm through the prudent
application of appropriate regulatory techniques.
Recognize that improving the public's under-
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regulations will require greater education and commu-
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DEP invites comment on Davis 'dream home' project


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion wants to hear from you if you live near 5626 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach and have any comment on an
application by Frank H. Davis Jr. to build a fourplex at
that location, which is seaward (west) of the DEP's
Coastal Construction Control Line.
Well, maybe the DEP wants to hear from you.
A DEP letter dated March 12, 2003, addressed "To
Whom It May Concern," invites written public com-
ment on the application by Davis to build his fourplex,
but states all comments should be submitted within 14
calendar days.
In other words, today's the deadline if you want to
complain.
Comments should be in writing and addressed to
Dr. S. Muthuswamy, Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Wetland
Resources, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Sta-
tion 310, Tallahassee, FL, 32399.
Dr. Muthuswamy wants the public comments "to
assist the DEP in development facts on which to base a
decision on the permit application," he said in the letter.
Further, the DEP's final decision "will be based on
an evaluation of the design adequacy of the proposed
construction," along with the expected impact of the
proposed construction to the beach/dune system; adja-
cent properties; lateral public beach access; nesting sea
turtles and hatchlings and their habitat; and siting of the
proposed construction with respect to local setbacks,
zoning restrictions, and maximum usage of upland
portions of the property, Dr. Muthuswamy said.


Vision process concludes
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
Recognize that the mobility concerns of the com-
munity are interrelated with the traffic issues associated
with Gulf Drive and can be addressed only through co-
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Recognize that improving the efficiency of city
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TurtleWatch staff at that location during the past 10
years, but would not be making any recommendation
for approval or denial.
"We are just a watchdog agency" in.this case, said


Gail Roberts figures she may have the answer
to the mystery of where the Coquina Beach squir-
rels have gone. She suspects, with tongue in
cheek, they may be free-loading on her.
"I think I know where the squirrels from Co-
quina Beach have 'migrated' to ... my back
yard," she wrote The Islander. "I put corn and
peanuts out for the birds and I believe the word
has traveled through the palm trees, so to speak.
"There is no lack of squirrels in Cortez."
She lives across the street from the old
schoolhouse in the historic fishing village, miles
of land and bay water from Coquina, and has fed
birds long enough to know what that's all about.
"I've always had two regulars, among squir-


Fox. "Dr. Muthuswamy just needs our input data to
make his decision," she said.
Davis has already received a 5-foot height variance
from the Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment to build
the three-story structure, termed his "dream home," to
41 feet above the crown of Gulf Drive (The Islander,
March 12).


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more."
She doesn't mind, to tell the truth. She likes
squirrels. She likes birds, too. She just wishes they
could arrange to take turns, eat in relays, or some-
thing. No serious hope, though, she notes.
The Coquina Beach squirrel population myste-
riously dropped from around 100 to three or four
several weeks ago. Everything from hawks to foxes
to hungry poachers armed with pellet guns have
been suspected as culprits in the disappearance, and
Bradenton Beach police officers have been on the
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former site of Eckerd on Gulf Drive.


Welcome
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the Island Fitness Center and its tenants at the former Eckerd building in Holmes Beach. Broker Robin Kollar
and other office representatives, from left, John Wise, Ursula Stemm, Zita Kollar, Zoltan Kollar, Shannon
McConnel and Denise Fleese. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson


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Island Chamber of Commerce. Food was provided by chamber members Shells,
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 26, 2003 N PAGE 15


Islander's offer finds a taker: troops get papers free


Right off the bat on Wednesday last week, we re-
ceived our first taker to our offer to send The Islander free
to Anna Maria Islanders who are serving in the military.
Tech. Sgt. Frederic H. Vinhage 'fessed up right up
front that he wasn't what you might call a genuine,
here-since-birth, saltwater-for-blood Islander, but that
he might qualify.
He sure does, and he will get his Islander every week
at Sheppard AFB in Texas without charge and with the
best wishes and gratitude of the entire Islander crew.


So will any other Islander, or semi-Islander, who
lets us know where to send it. Just write us at 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217 or call at (941)
778-7978 or e-mail at news@islander.org.
Here's the way Sgt. Vinhage approached the deal:
"Dear Islander: I am a pseudo Island resident.
Well, that is, I am in the military and my family lives
on the Island while I am stationed away in the Air
Force. But my residence is still Holmes Beach.
"My father has sent me The Islander for years and


he has told me that in your recent 19 March edition you
posted that The Islander is free to us military Island
residents who are off doing our service.
"I would like to take advantage of this so he can
stop."
Dad can stop, all right. August Vinhage of Holmes
Beach said son Frederic left Sunday morning after a
week's leave with his family here, and was hoping to
read Island news "on the house."
You bet he will, and it's a privilege to provide it.


Overseas visitors need Florida license if buying car


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Visitors to Anna Maria Island from countries such
as Canada, Great Britain and Germany will need a new
Florida driver's license every time they visit if they
own a Florida-registered vehicle, even if they are just
staying for a few months, according to Bob Sanchez of
the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Overseas visitors can use a valid driver's license
from their home country to drive in Florida, said
Sanchez, but only for as long as their visa allows them
to stay and only if they are driving a rental car or some-
one else's car, not their own.
In other words, if a visitor has a three-month visa,
his or her own driver's license will be valid until the
day that visa expires, Sanchez said.
"You can drive up to six months in Florida on your
native country's license, but if you take a job or put
your kids in school, you need a Florida license," said
Sanchez.
Additionally, if you decide to buy a car in Florida,
you'll need to get a Florida driver's license to get in-
surance, he said. That Florida license will expire when
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If you rent a car, the driver's license from your trants were taking advantage of Florida's licensing
home country will be sufficient. system.
The law changed recently because of security con- "When you go for your driver' s license now," said
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"It used to be you could get a Florida license for six lowed in the country."


Code board says lot height OK


Anna Maria's code enforcement board found Fer
Street resident Jerry Reiboldt was not violating any city
code by increasing the height of a portion of his prop-
erty last summer with some additional sand to prevent
flooding.
The board's ruling came March 10 after Reiboldt
produced a survey showing an adjacent lot had higher
elevation above the crown of the nearest road than his
lot.
City ordinance requires a lot cannot be more than
8 inches above the crown of the nearest road, but pro-
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MCAT waiting for DOT trolley noise report


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Transportation study on
Manatee Trolley noise levels on Anna Maria Island
should be available to the Manatee Country Area Tran-
sit "within the next few days," said Ralf Heseler of
MCAT (The Islander, March 5).
"Once we receive that report, we'll sit down with
the DOT and see what suggestions they've come up
with," Heeler said.
The DOT representatives were on the Island Feb.
26 and 27 conducting tests of the trolley's noise levels,
Heseler told the Island Transportation and Planning Or-


ganization last week.
In addition to the DOT report, the DOT's Bob
Westbrook is working with the trolley's engine, frame
and body manufacturers to "see if they can come up
with a solution" to the noise problem, he said.
"He's going to get some dialogue going, at least,"
said Heseler, "but we haven't gotten any results."
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 Heseler.
Even with dialogue and the DOT report on trolley
noise, there may be little that can be done until the en-


Penny flower show
The Anna Maria Garden Club held a Penny Flower Show Thursday, March 20, at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church. A workshop Wednesday included arrangement demonstrations and club members created center-
pieces for the show. Categories in the Flower Show were: Everything's Coming Up Roses; Green is the
Theme, all green plant materials; Glad Tidings utilizing gladioli; Spring is in the Air Au Naturale, using
native plants, fruits and vegetables; Miniatures and Table Settings. Guests put pennies, nickels, dimes and
quarters in a bowl corresponding to their favorite arrangements for judging. Club members pictured are, left
to right, Clare Faner, Jean Taylor, Barbara Marcheck, Kathryn Spencer, Thelma Weeks, Jeanne McGrath,
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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.


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Take our money, just don't ask us to sign anything
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That comment seems to sum up the view of the
Bradenton Beach City Commission as far as its
thoughts on the Island skateboard park, to be built ad-
jacent to city hall in Holmes Beach.
City commissioners last week agreed to a $3,000
contribution for the park, but balked at the request to
sign an interlocal agreement between the city, Holmes
Beach and Anna Maria.
"I'm still concerned about the liability issue," said
Mayor John Chappie. He said if the city agreed to the
interlocal agreement he was fearful that Bradenton
Beach could become a party in a lawsuit if someone
was injured at the skate park.
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Fire station fights with mold


The West Manatee Fire and Rescue District com-
missioners came to a consensus at its last meeting that
the air quality at Station No. 1 in Holmes Beach should
be tested to rule out mold problems.
According to Fire Commissioner Mike Mulyck,

DeFrank 'comfortable' with

new Anna Maria commission
Anna Maria resident Rick DeFrank said he hasn't
been attending any city commission meetings lately'
because he's "extremely comfortable with the new
five-member commission.
"There's really no reason for my absence, I just
feel comfortable," with the new commission that in-
cludes Duke Miller and Tom Aposporos, he said.
"It's the first time in five and a half years of attend-
ing commission meetings I've felt this way."
DeFrank, a notorious political activist in Anna Maria,
has often been a vocal critic of past city administrations.
"There may still be one or two bad apples," said
DeFrank, and he plans on attending future meetings to
keep city officials on their toes.
However, since the city's new charter, approved by
voters Feb. 11, created a new system of city govern-
ment and removed the mayor from the commission,
DeFrank has been conspicuous by his absence.
Commission recommends sign law
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission found a
proposed amendment to the city's sign ordinance in
compliance with the comprehensive plan and for-
warded it to the city commission for its review.
The amendment addresses the requirements for
signs for nonconformities that include nonresidential
uses within residential districts. It was brought to the
city's attention that the code did not address noncon-
forming uses when a sign request was made for
Skinny's Place at the former location of Duffy's Tav-
ern at the corner of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive.
The property is zoned residential although the use
has been commercial since the 1950s. The code cur-
rently does not permit a nonconformity in a residential
district to have and display signs other than those that
would otherwise allowed in a residential district.
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during the current renovation of the station's kitchen,
mold was discovered behind a section of old cabinetry.
It was also discovered, he said, that the station's
air-conditioning system had not been installed properly
and had been causing water to leak into the roof insu-
lation and damage some of the ceiling tiles.
Mulyck said these problems have been addressed
but he recommended that an air-quality specialist
evaluate the living quarters of the station in the future.
Fire Commissioner Larry Tyler suggested the com-
mission not wait and see if any other health concerns
arise, but rather send in a specialist to test the air qual-
ity before the remodeling is finished so that if any other
repairs need to be made it can all be completed at once.
The commission agreed and Chief Andy Price said
arrangements would be made for an evaluation.
In other matters, the commission agreed to a re-
written mutual-aid agreement with the Longboat Key
Fire District which allows the fire chiefs the ability to
modify which calls each station will respond to as
needed.

Oops
Margaret Chapman's father, Paul Carlisle, was
mayor of Anna Maria, not Holmes Beach as reported
in The Islander of March 19.
In the same edition, Pat Hoefig was mis-identified
as Amy Hoefig as new vice president of the Friends of
the Island Library.
And in the Feb. 12 edition, Kathy Hayes was re-
ported to be the first female principal at the Anna Maria
Elementary School. Lena Phelps was the first principal
at the one-room schoolhouse (later the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center).
The picture in March 19 issue of The Islander on
the Anna Maria pier beautification project incorrectly
stated that volunteers from the city's Environmental
Education and Enhancement Committee planted the
vegetation. The project was part of the city's public
works department and city residents Mike Miller and
Robin Wall, who are not member of the EEEC, volun-
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The annual Irish breakfast hosted by Holmes
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PAGE 18 0 MARCH 26, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER

Islander to give presentation on famed children's books author


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Virginia Lee Burton wrote and illustrated such clas-
sic children's books as "Mike Mulligan and His Steam
Shovel" in 1939 and "The Little House" in 1942, and her
work lives on through the efforts of Island resident Bar-
bara Elleman.
If Burton's books were among your favorites grow-
ing up, you'll get a chance to relive those experiences at
4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Island Branch Library
when Elleman will make a slide presentation on the life
and works of Burton.
Elleman is no stranger to Burton's works or children's


literature, having written
"Virginia Lee Burton: A Life
in Art."


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She spent four years talk- L : ,
ing with Burton's colleagues, .,.
her two sons and other family
members in addition to col-
lecting photographs and illus-
trations for the book.
Elleman is also the cre-
ator and editor-in-chief of Elleman
Book Links magazine and
was named a distinguished scholar of children's literature


by Marquette University. She also wrote a book about
well-known children's author and artist Tomie de Paola.
Barbara and husband Don first came to Anna Maria
Island six years ago at the invitation of a friend.
"We'd never heard of Anna Maria before, but we fell
in love with the Island right away. This place was enchant-
ing. No high-rise condominiums or hotels, no four-lane
highways. Quiet lifestyle. It's great," said Barbara.
Eventually the Ellemans decided to retire to Anna
Maria Island, but they still maintain a summer home in the
Chicago area.
For more information on the slide-show presentation
by Barbara Elleman, call the library at 778-6341.


Ex-Islander Diamant and 'Kafka's Last Love'


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Franz Kafka was a large pain in the neck.
Dora Diamant knew it, or soon learned, but she
loved him and devoted the best part of her life to him.
Kathi Diamant knew it going in, but she spent a
good part of the last 15 years on Kafka's last love,
Dora, who turns out to be no relation to Kathi except
in the sisterhood of bright and determined women.
Now Kathi has completed her long quest, chroni-
cling it in a book coming out in April. She titled it
"Kafka's Last Love," and that tells it about as straight-
forwardly as a title can do.
Kathi Diamant is an Islander at one remove, daugh-
ter of Peggy and Bill Diamant of Anna Maria. She has
written a book that can't avoid being dark and brooding
in some aspects, for it covers a time of terrible darkness
for humanity and deals with some very serious situations.
Kafka was a man much too brilliant for his own
good, who left a name synonymous with nightmare. He
wrote novels and many other works, few of them com-
pleted. He thought reality was absurd and out of con-
trol, and he must have been a gem to live with.
Dora didn't live with him long, just his last year. She
is credited with making that year of life bearable for him,
and if he had any happiness in him, it was her doing.
He died in her arms in 1924, and the world went on
to prove him grotesquely prophetic. He and Dora lived
during the foundation of nightmare, a monstrous world
ruled by such monsters as Hitler and Himmler and oth-
ers from the monster pit. They made Kafka seem the
soul of sanity.


Kafka ordered his works burned, and Dora com-
plied to some degree but saved a lot of them. Still,
Kafka fans blame her, by what right would be hard to
figure out, for his surviving works being limited.
This isn't a Kakfa book, but a Dora book. Kathi
Diamant has created a gripping literary detective story
about a truly amazing woman who kept Kafka's liter-
ary flame alive for decades.
Dora loved well, if not wisely. But she was among the
few who got to devote her life to love and not regret it.
Her life after Kafka among the Nazis in Berlin and
among the Communists in Moscow in the 1930s, her
wartime escape to England, her beginning interest in the
new Israel all are detailed with Kathi's own affection and
devotion.
Kathi retraced Dora's trail in Europe, discovering
neglected archives and lost papers and interviewing
every known living person who knew Dora. Kathi now
lives in San Diego, where she is adjunct professor at
San Diego State University.
She writes well, even if not quite with the light
touch of her grandfather Wyatt Blassingame, the Is-
lander author of the famous quote: "If you unscrew a
screwball anywhere in the United States, blindfold him,
turn him around twice and turn him loose, he'll wind
up in Anna Maria."
Actually, she may well have such a touch, she just
had the most unlikely subject for its exercise. She has
written an important book, adding a great deal to the
Kafka record and to the record of human, especially
woman, understanding.
Her "Kafka's Last Love: The Mystery of Dora


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Betsy Kern: Islander AME spotlight


Each week The Islander spotlights one of Anna
Maria Elementary School's staff.
This week specific learning disabilities teacher
Betsy Kern is in our spotlight.
Kern grew up in Mantua, Ohio and moved to
Florida in 1978.
She completed her undergraduate degree at the
University of South Florida and received a master's
degree from Nova University.
She has been at AME for three years and is a cer-
tified media specialist for kindergarten through 12th-
grade.
Kern has also taught at Samoset, Palmetto and
Bashaw elementary schools and has 22 years of expe-
rience within the school district.
"I wanted to have a job that 'made a difference,'"
Kern said. "We don't do a lot of projects in the ESE room.
We focus mainly on remediation of basic reading, writing
and math skills. I get to see my students year after year and
I love to see the progress they make."
Kern works with a total of 30 students at AME,
those who have been evaluated by a child study team
and a school psychologist and determined to meet the
county's eligibility criteria.
Kern said that the students she works with have an
average or above-average IQ and are not "slow." These
students have difficulty performing well in a specific
area of achievement, she said. "There is a discrepancy
between their IQ level and their performance in the


classroom."
Kern writes an individual education plan for each
of her students, which contains goals to work toward
in the future. Each year, she evaluates that plan to de-
termine if she is making progress with the student.
Kern works closely with her aide, Ellen Benshoff,
whom she calls her "right-hand man."
"We use a lot of humor to keep the kids and our-
selves motivated. Some days are frustrating," admits
Kern. "It helps to smile and try again tomorrow."
Kern helps students with projects such as book
reports and speeches that they're working on in their
regular classroom.
"I believe that school is the student's first job and
that learning is their number-one priority," she said.
"However, I think that kids should not be measured
only by their academic success. A lot of my students
struggle academically, but they work very hard. They
may be terrific athletes or artists, but schoolwork is
difficult. You need to look at the whole child, instead
of just their grades or FCAT scores."
Kern said she encourages students to explore dif-
ferent strategies that help them learn and remember
information.
"What works for one does not always work for
another." Her best advice is to always "try your best."
Kern is the mother of three-year old Kia, and en-
joys reading to her daughter daily. She also enjoys
boating and biking with her family.


Betsy Kern is the specific learning disabilities
teacher at Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan


Kindergarten

registration at

Anna Maria

Elementary
Kindergarten registration for the 2003-04 school
year will take place at Anna Maria Elementary School
on April 17.
Registration forms will be accepted in the admin-
istrative office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and an immuni-
zation van will be on site from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parents should bring the student's birth certificate,
social security card, immunization record, proof of
physical exam within the past year and proof of resi-
dency.
A school nurse will be available to review records
and answer questions.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call 708-5525.



Anna Maria

Elementary School

menu
Monday, March 31
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Chicken Nugget Basket or Two Egg Rolls,
Fried Rice, Broccoli, Fruit, Fortune Cookie
Tuesday, April 1
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Two Italian Dunkers or Cheeseburger Basket
with Fries, Garden Salad, Fruit
Wednesday, April 2
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese or Fish Sandwich,
Green Beans, Fruit
Thursday, April 3
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Sandwich or Chili Con Came with
Fritos, California Blend, Fruit
Friday, April 4
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Pizza Sticks or Shaker Salad, Corn, Fruit
Milk and juice are served with every meal.


Transitional planning
Bayshore High School ninth-grade guidance counselor Carol Anne Celona visited graduating Island Middle
School eighth-graders who have indicated they plan to attend Bayshore next fall to tell them about what the
school offers. Eighth-graders have been visiting several Manatee County high schools over the past month
with enrichment teacher Mary Mazza, who is helping them make informed choices and ease the transition
from middle to high school. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Smart shoppers
Once a month first-
graders in Pat
Whitfield's class at
Anna Maria Elementary
School shop for toys
and trinkets with
"buddy money" earned
by good behavior. This
month Grant Bower,
Jarrett Tsai, Katie
Coffey and Lindsey
George saved their
money for big-ticket
items like the stuffed-toy
"cheshire cat" which
Coffey bought with $22
of "buddy money."
Islander Photo: Diana
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PAGE 20 0 MARCH 26, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Mary Stockmaster: Every week, better and better


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
She meets foxes, raccoons, early birds, police of-
ficers, a few raging householders, many amiable house-
holders many in the dead of night, all over Anna
Maria Island.
She's Mary Stockmaster, premier newspaper deliv-
erer, this month noting her 10th anniversary with The
Islander and, as TV's Maxwell Smart used to say, lov-
ing it.
She is genial and understanding through thick and
thin, despite always facing it all after an all-nighter:
She's up all night, one night a week, getting the news-
paper into the hands of its readers.
There are many things she could do instead, for she
is intelligent and able and personable. But no, she's
doing what she wants to do.
Why? "I like it. I like it a lot. I enjoy it. A real lot."
Her load is almost incredible. She picks up the
papers from the printer about midnight Tuesday, takes
them to her Holmes Beach home, rolls them, puts them
in waterproof plastic bags, and heads out. By the time
she's through at about 8 a.m., she's thrown nearly
3,000 papers onto driveways for readers. The other
15,000 Islanders are delivered in bulk to racks and
businesses by two other devoted night carriers, the
sales representatives and other helpful hands.
The night is not scary, she said, although just about
anywhere else she thinks it would be. She sees foxes
and owls and other animal life, and the occasional po-
lice officer and other types who work at night. She
knows every nook and cranny of her Island.
She has other work, too, though The Islander is her
first love. She builds houses, or rebuilds them, oversee-
ing crews she and husband David have put together in
their 13 years on the Island.
They buy a "needs work" house, move in and start
renovating. When that's done, they sell it, buy another
and go at it again. Three of them they built from the
ground up. She said the one they're in now is their
eighth house on Anna Maria Island, and "I'm tired of
moving."



Exciting pastels "-- :-- -
Clare Chevarie demon- \
strated to third-grade i
students how she trans-
forms a blank canvas
with pastels. The Artists
Guild of Anna Maria
Island opened its doors .
for the seventh year to
students at the Anna
Maria Elementary
School. Students will also ..
take a trip sponsored by
the guild to the Ringling ,.
Museum. of Art, where
they will participate in an -
interactive docent tour. .
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Mary Stockmaster has delivered The Islander for 10 years. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


"We've been in this one for two years, and when
it's done I think we'll stay awhile. We just got the
kitchen sink last week, and the refrigerator just went
in."
The idea is to end up with a fine house all paid for
by its succession of predecessors, but inflation Anna
Maria-style is making that hard.
"Houses go up and up, you do well with one and
it takes everything you have to get into the next one."
She's far from alone in these endeavors. Her hus-
band has been in the tobacco industry for 25 years, still


Island
jewels
Nancy Sullivan
spoke to stu-
dents about the
art of jewelry
making at tihe
Artists Guild
Gallery in
Holes Beach.


works full time commuting daily to St. Petersburg. Son
Zach is in his senior year at Manatee High School.
She married David Stockmaster when she was 19
and not long out of high school in upstate New York,
and his job has moved them around a bit. They were in
Houston for five years, then in New Orleans another
five before reaching their goal to live in Florida, com-
ing here in 1990.
Ten years ago she helped an elderly couple who
were struggling to get their paper route covered. They
ultimately gave it up and she took it over.
It has built into a lot, all of Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach, plus Flamingo Cay on the
mainland. She keeps it well covered.
Mary says that over the years a few householders
have resented her deliveries and say so a lot more ob-
noxiously than seems indicated. One got so belligerent
that police had to intervene. A few others have gotten
noisy and threatening, but "I don't let them get to me
any more. There are so many more good people than
bad.
"If they don't want it, all they have to do is call the
office and I'll never throw a paper in their driveway
again. I don't understand why people resent something
that's so useful and free.
"Actually, many, many more people like the paper
than don't."
They let the paper know, too, if she misses them in
her rounds. Though complaints are few, especially for
10 years work, she makes it up at once.
She's grown to be brink of legend at The Islander
office. There are several instances on record where a
reader called to report his Islander missing, the office
called Stockmaster and then called the reader back to
reassure him or her that relief was on the way only to
hear, "I know, she's here right now."
She's here, all right, here to stay. "I love this Is-
land," she said. "I'm going to stay here forever.'
That's OK with The Islander, the other factor in the
mutual admiration society. "I'm so very glad I found
Bonner and this job," referring to Bonner Joy, publisher.
And Bonner is just as delighted with Stockmaster,
saying "She's an absolute godsend. It's evidenced at
Christmas by the fantastic cards of thanks and gratuities
she receives, but at the office, we appreciate Mary ev-
ery day.
"We hardly ever see her but we know she's out
there. And her dedication to the customers who have
requested the paper, and the folks who leave for the
summer who don't want the paper, and the great atti-
tude she shows, well, what employer could ever ask for
more?
"We get lots more with Mary. We get Dave and
Zach, who help her and ride in the Privateer parades
with Mary in her Islander decorated truck and the
ultimate satisfaction among our readers that her dedi-
cation brings to the newspaper. She's just great."


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Kindergartners Kathleen Morgan, Spencer Hudec and Hannah Roemer sang
their hearts out at the Anna Maria Elementary School production of "The Jungle
Party!" Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


Kindergarten "Alligators" Logan Reiber, Joselin Presswood and Brock Annis
gave the audience at AME's Parent-Teacher Organization meeting a big toothy
grin during the class production "The Jungle Party."


AME musicals team effort kindergarten included


Anna Maria Elementary School pulls together top
notch performances from its students month after
month and the youngest of the bunch, AME's kinder-
gartners, are no exception.
This month Maureen Loveland and Melanie
Moran's kindergartners put on a wildly fun musical
performance called "The Jungle Party" at the regularly
scheduled Parent-Teacher Organization Meeting.
The AME music teacher works with students dur-


ing music class but a production doesn't come together Loveland asked after working with six students from


flawlessly without a little help from fellow teachers.
Moran and Loveland, as do all the teachers, put in
extra time working with their students to choreograph
and learn lines months in advance.
In early February students devoted time out of their
recess period to learn dance steps and songs in a small
group setting.
"Isn't it amazing how quickly they catch on?"


both kindergarten classes on a "gorilla" dance. "People
don't realize how capable kindergartners are."
And the kindergartners don't seem to mind the
hard work it takes to put on a production. Several stu-
dents wanted to continue practicing and practicing
- their gorilla dance moves longer than their allotted
rehearsal time with Loveland.
The end result was a class-act performance.


Brook Ayers, Max Driscoll, Monica Beard and Tommy Fara were in the kinder-
garten play.


Melanie Moran and Maureen Loveland's kindergarten students at AME came
together to perform a musical play called "The Jungle Party!" for parents follow-
ing the March II PTO meeting.


From Anna Maria to Ellenton and points inbetween, you're sure to find hunting for art,
antiques and collectibles as much fun as the discovery. There are so many places to go
"antiquing" that you're certain to find the treasure you're looking for.


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Island Biz


Charlie's learning cafe
These Island ladies enjoy a casual lunch at Charlie's
Cafe in Holmes Beach, surrounded by the great
works of literature and some great food. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin

Welcome back, Charlie
"Charlie" Menendez is back in business on Anna
Maria Island with the opening of "Charlie's Cafe" at
5904 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, site of the former
Chapters Cafe.
"Charlie," as she is known to Islanders, has been
an Island girl since she was a teenager working with
current Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore as a
cashier at the former Foodway supermarket.


After working on the mainland for the past 16
years, Charlie was ready to return to the Island, and
Charlie's Cafe was the perfect opportunity.
Charlie opened her cafe last fall and Islanders and
visitors have quickly discovered what a dining treat the
cafe is, not to mention the intellectual stimulation.
"We specialize in gourmet sandwiches, salads and
soups," said Charlie, "and we emphasize casual din-
ing." Charlie's also has beer and fine wines, other menu
items and, of course, lots of books.
There's also the "best gourmet pizza" on the Is-
land, Charlie claimed, and gave credit to chef James
Green for a successful menu.
There is outdoor dining available and Charlie's
does take reservations, especially on weekends.
Normal operating hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues-


New ducks on
the Island
... Al Robinson is the
new owner of D.Coy
Ducks pub and grille
in the Island Shop-
ping Center. Beth
Guertin, manager,
and Al promise all the
great food, entertain-
ment and friendly
atmosphere will
continue at Ducks.
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"I love working on the Island," said Charlie. "It's
just great to be back. I love the Island. It's so unspoiled
when you look at other Florida coastal islands," she
said.
So welcome back, Charlie.
For reservations or to talk to Charlie, call 779-
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on weekends and plans on having KoKo Ray and Dan
Mobley on April 4 and 5 respectively.
The ever-popular Dr. Dave Ferguson and his band,
well-known to Islanders, performed March 22 and
Danny Woodson said the restaurant plans on having
them return when available.
"We also plan on having a special Cajun Nite of
music every Tuesday, but we're still working on those
plans," he said.
The four Cortez-raised Woodson brothers opened
their seafood grill in early January with seating for 150
people and a very popular seafood menu.
In addition to the main dining room and lounge,
Woodson Brothers has a bar with an appetizer grill.
For more information on the entertainment lineup
or to make a reservation, call 795-2778.
Island real estate sales
104 29th St., Holmes Beach, a multi-family 2,533
sfla six-bath affair built in 1971 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 2/6/03, Simon to Robinson, for $445,000; list
$555,000.
221 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,229 (or 854) sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1977 on a 90x100 lot,
was sold 2/5/03, Carr to Elridge (or Eldridge), for
$250,000; list $279,000.
2708 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, a 1,221 sfla home
reporting one bath and built in 1957 on a 62x105 lot,
was sold 2/3/03, Lepley to Oswanski, for $325,000.
312 64th St., Holmes Beach, a multi-family 2,285
sfla 5bed/3bath/2car affair built in 1969 on a 104x132
lot, was sold 2/6/03, Dujardin to Absten, for $315,000;
list $349,000.
407 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 52x145 lot, was sold
2/4/03, Island Marine LLC to Brown, for $215,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 218 Island Village
222, a 1,254 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in 1981,



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in 2002, Betsy Hills
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sales more than $13 million last year. She has
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was sold 2/3/03, Rosenfeld to Simpson, for $295,000;
list $295,000.
5614 Guava, Holmes Beach, a 880 sfla 3bed/lbath/
Icar home built in 1959 on a 57x105 lot, was sold 2/
3/03, Wilford to Hope, for $309,000; list $319,900.
657 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
2,164 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1971 on
a 110 x150 lot, was sold 2/6/03, Island Ocean View
LLC to Roland, for $1,095,000; list $1,099,000.
221 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,229 (or 854) sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1977 on a 90x100 lot,
was sold 2/5/03, Carr to Elridge (or Eldridge), for
$250,000; list $279,000. Then on 2/12/03, Elridge (or
Eldridge) to Holmes Beach Investment Group LLC, for
$260,000.
3705 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Sunbow Bay
3, a 1,121 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980, was sold
2/14/03, Adams to Lumish, for $207,000; list
$215,000.
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$257,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 229
Westbay Cove, a 1,187 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 2/11/03, Calhoun to Moog, for
$265,000.
7100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 208 Nautilus, a
1,081 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 2/
13/03, Hill to Maggard, for $556,000.
1007 Gulf Dr., Bradenton beach, 217 Summer
Sands, a 1,259 sfla 2bed/2.5bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 3/6/03, Venable to Slater, for $300,000.
1102 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront 1,366
sfla 3bed/2.5bath/lcar home built in 2001 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 3/6/03, Yellow Beach House Inc. to
Wending, for $1,062,500; list $1,125,000.
140 50th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,846 sfla 3bed/
2bath home built in 1995 on a 100x90 lot, was sold 3/
4/03, McEwan to Matthews, for $440,000.
1699 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 14 Bradenton
Beach Club 2, a new condo of unknown size, was sold
3/7/03, AMI Bayshore Dev LLC to Hazlett, for
$475,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 106 LaCosta, a
1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1979,
was sold 3/5/03, O'Bryon to Martyn, for $450,000.
205 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,024 sfla 2bed/
lbath/lcar home built in 1971 on a 61x105 lot, was
sold 3/3/03, Green to Hawkins, for $295,000; list
$299,900.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 30 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,188 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 3/5/03, Bowes to Hartman, for
$575,000; list $619,000.
3803 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 4A Sunbow Bay
1, a 1,600 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar condo built in 1977,
was sold 3/5/03, Robbins to Dearnaly, for $260,000;
list $279,000.
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Wednesday, March 26
7:45 to 11 a.m. Blood drive at the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 746-7195.
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
Noon- Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia 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.

Thursday, March 27
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP tax help at Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 888-227-7669.
7p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Cen-
ter, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
778-1915.
7:30 p.m. "The Best Democracy Money Can
Buy" with investigative reporter Greg Palast at
Sudakoff Hall, New College Campus off U.S. 41,
Sarasota. Information: 741-9755. Fee applies.

Friday, March 28
11 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce "Cruisin' to Fashion" event at the Bradenton
Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 778-1541. Fee applies.

Saturday, March 29
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Privateer's Thieves Market at
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 752-5973.
10:30 a.m. Florida Bat Center presentation at
the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thomp-
son Pkwy, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.



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2 p.m. Auditions for the production of the Agatha
Christie mystery "Ten Little Indians" at the Manatee
Players' Riverfront Theater, on Old Main Street in
downtown Bradenton. Information: 748-0111.

Sunday, March 30
7 a.m. to noon West Manatee Firefighters As-
sociation all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Station
No. 4, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-
3995. Fee applies.
2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Orches-
tra and Chorus 10th Anniversary concert at the Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
4 p.m. American Association of University
Women "Scholar Dollars Auction" at the Holiday Inn,
7150 Tamiami Trail, Bradenton. Information: 778-6219.
Fee applies. Proceeds benefit local adults pursuing a
college degree.
5 to 7 p.m. Opening champagne reception for
invitational art exhibit at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay
Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

Monday, March 31
8:30 a.m. Internet class for beginners at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
5:30 p.m. Gallery talk by sculptor Julia Hyman
at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat
Key. Information: 383-3428.
7p.m. "Summer of the Shark" by Bob Hueter at
Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 1
10 a.m. to 3p.m. -- Watercolor workshop with Sue
Allen at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 792-3008. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. to noon Basic Yoga with Roxanne
Dinkin at the Island Fitness Center, 5317 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 727-8799. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veteran's Service officer available
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. By appointment: 749-3030.
5:30 p.m. Gallery talk by designer/printmaker/
photographer Peter Paul at Temple Beth Israel, 567
Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.
7 to 9 p.m. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
boating skills and seamanship program at 5801 33rd
Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-2495.


Wednesday, April 2
Noon- Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island lun-
cheon meeting at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307
Snead Island Rd., Palmetto.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Invitational art exhibit at Temple Beth Israel, 567
Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, March 30 through April
2. Information: 383-3428.
Watercolors by Jacqueline Clark and a 9/11 Trib-
ute painting by Rose Schulte on display at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
through March 31. Information: 778-6341.
"Treasures: Silver and the Age of Opulence" at
the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton,
through April 27. Information: 746-4131.
Digital photos by Bob Fink, watercolors and
Sumi-e by Frederica Marshall and abstract paintings by
Kevin Costello at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811.
Anna Maria Island Art League's "Student Exhibit"
at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March
27. Information: 778-2099.
"Painted Lives" exhibit by Miki Boni at Kaos Gal-
lery South, 1122 12th St. W., Bradenton, through April
5. Information: 747-0823.
"Chicago Picasso" on display at Coast Bank,
5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
345-1500.
Russian Plein Air exhibit at Wallace Fine Art,
5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 108, Longboat Key,
through April 3. Information: 387-0746.

Upcoming:
GIRLS Teen Forum at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center April 3.
"Camelot" at the Riverfront Theater April 3.
"Fun Shop",with Angela Jackson at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center April 4.
Art Target Exhibit at Anna Maria Island Art
League April 4.
Anna Maria Island Community Center Day at
Tropicana Field April 6.
Author Freda Gower Ward at the Island Branch
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 19, North Shore Drive and Pine Avenue,
traffic accident. Deputies responded to a traffic acci-
dent.
March 20, 100 block of Magnolia Avenue, infor-
mation. A woman advised deputies that she found the
jewelry she had reported stolen earlier this month.
According to the report, the jewelry had been mis-
placed.

Bradenton Beach
No reports available.

Holmes Beach
March 14, 8200 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. Someone reportedly threw an egg at a woman's
car and, according to the report, when the car was
washed the egg removed a small portion of the
vehicle's paint.
March 14, 400 block of 28th Street, burgarly. A
man was arrested for burglary to an occupied dwelling.
According to the report, a couple called police after a
man entered their home through the back door. When
asked to leave, he exited out the front door. The couple
called police with a detailed description of the man.
Officers saw a man matching the couples' description
on their way to the residence and detained him. The
couple was able to positively identify the man.
March 15, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, battery.
According to the report, a man was found with an in-
jury to his head in the alley behind the Anchor Inn. The
man told police he was heading north down the alley
when two men attacked him. According to the report,
the men hit him on the head and knocked him out.
March 16, 500 block of 56th Street, battery and
criminal mischief. A woman told police that her boy-
friend lost his temper and hit her several times. Accord-
ing to the report, when she tried to leave his home, he
jumped on the hood of her car and repeatedly stomped


on it, leaving dents in the hood. The woman also re-
quested a restraining order against her boyfriend.
March 17, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop,
suspicious incident. The owner reported that she sus-
pected two women switched the price tags on several
items they purchased at her store.
March 17, 5800 block of Marina Drive, informa-
tion. A man tried to report a check stolen, but officers
told him they could not take a report for a crime that
allegedly happened seven months ago.
March 17, 100 block of 48th Street, burglary. A
man reported his son's surfboard stolen from the
screened porch where it was stored. According to the
report, the son later saw two girls he knew on the beach
with his surfboard. The girls told police that a man
approached them on the beach offering to sell the surf-
board to them, which they reportedly bought for $50.
Officers told the girls the surfboard would need to be
returned.


March 18, 6500 block of Holmes Boulevard,
criminal mischief. A woman reported finding damage
caused by a BB pellet to her bathroom window.
March 18, 300 block of Clark Lane, theft. A resi-
dent reportedly heard an unknown male climbing over
the fence of his home and saw him attempt to steal a
surfboard. The resident confronted the man, who fled
from the property before police arrived.
March 18, 6400 Gulf Drive, Whitehead Construc-
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let fragment was found below an apartment window
that appeared to have been struck and damaged. Ac-
cording to the report, it appeared as though the bullet
was shot from across the street.
March 20, 5000 block of Fifth Avenue, burglary.
According to the report, a woman came home and
found a man sleeping on her couch. Officers arrived
and woke the man up. According to the report, the man
admitted to breaking into the home.


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Island girls holding own in Miss Manatee Softball


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Island Little Leaguers aren't the only athletes test-
ing'their skill level against teams across the bridge in
Bradenton. Island Family Physicians, a girls softball
team made up of Island girls, is playing and competing
very well in the 10-and-under division of the Miss
Manatee Softball recreational softball league.
Unlike Little League teams from the Island, Miss
Manatee Softball didn't allow Island Family Physicians
to just bring a team into the league they had to draft
an all-Island team from the league.
Coaches Julie Dearlove and Erin Kosfeld may
have bypassed some better players along the way,
according to Recreational League Commissioner
Evan Bruns. "Our rules forbid bringing a full team
into the league, but we wanted them to get their play-
ers. They had to go through the entire draft hoping
that nobody picked the Island players, but it worked
out in the end and they're doing very well in the
league and the girls are having fun."
What's the secret to the Island Family Physician
team? Well, let's start at the top with coaches
Dearlove and Kosfeld, who bring a wealth of expe-
rience and enthusiasm to the team. Dearlove played
college softball at William Woods College in Illinois
while Kosfeld played first at Western Carolina, then
transferred to Linoir-Rhyne College in North Caro-
lina. Both coaches stress the fundamentals while
keeping it on the fun side.
As for the players, their names are quite recogniz-
able, having appeared in this column time and again for
their exploits in basketball, soccer, baseball,
cheerleading and other activities at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
So far the girls have compiled a 4-3 record, which
puts them in fourth place, but they're only one game
back in the victory column behind first-place Manatee
Mobile Marine and second-place Active Images.
They recently came through with a 6-1 victory over
USA Fence Thursday, March 20, getting a three-in-
ning, three-hit pitching performance from Ally
Titsworth. Titsworth allowed only one run and struck
out four while also going 1-for-2 and scoring one run
to help out at the plate.
Emma Barlow and Brooke Fitzgerald had huge
games, both going 2-for-2, with Barlow scoring twice
and Fitzgerald coming around once to score. Sage
Geerearts played well behind the plate, while also com-
Sing through with a double and one run scored: Second-


Pitcher Ally Titsworth delivers during Island Family
Physician's 6-1 win on Thursday, March 20, at
Palma Sola Park.

baseman Sarah Howard made two nice plays in the
field and came through with a single and one run scored
on offense, while Molly McDonough and Nicole
Botero had singles and Autumn Fesick knocked in a
run with an RBI groundout.
Other members of the Island Physicians team in-
clude shortstop Hailey Dearlove, third-baseman Kelly
Guerin and first-baseman Mackenzie Kosfeld, who had
the hardest hit ball in the game, but her line drive was
snagged by the pitcher in self defense.
Island Family Physicians gets back at it Satur-
day, March 29, for a noon game against the
Bradenton Elks Club. All games are at Palma Sola
Park off 75th Street in Bradenton so get on out and
support the Island girls!


WFMD takes 4-4 record to Spring Break
After starting the season 0-3, Little League Major
Division WMFD has won four straight games before
dropping an 8-3 to Beef O'Brady's to go into Spring
Break with a respectable 4-4 record. Their last sched-
uled game (Monday, March 17) was rained out and
they had ample opportunity to win the game against
Beefs, taking a 3-1 lead into the fifth inning.
Beefs tied the score in the fifth as they got two on
base on an error and a base hit and put the game away
on three hits, two walks and two errors.
Justin Dearlove had two RBIs on a single and a pair
of walks to lead WMFD at the plate, which also re-
ceived a single and one run scored from Jarrod
McKenzie and a pair of walks and one run from Ben
Valdivieso.
Valdivieso went the distance on the mound, allow-
ing a respectable six hits while striking out eight to fall
to 1-2 on the season. He helped his cause defensively
with three assists on groundballs back to the mound,
while Tyler Fitzgerald made three nice plays at short-
stop.
Managers Evan Bordes and Brad Lisk would have
been happy with a 4-4 before the season began, but
they know they've left a couple of wins on the field.
"We've lost a couple of heartbreakers," Bordes said.
"The loss to Titan Boats despite Jarrod and Ben
throwing a combined no-hitter was a tough one to
swallow."
WMFD would benefit from some more hitting, but
what they need to do is tighten up defensively and cut
down on the number of walks issued to the opposition.
Both McKenzie, with 33 Ks in 23 innings, and
Valdivieso, who has struck out 34 batters in 21 innings,
have been overpowering at times and would be ex-
tremely tough to beat with consistency.
Offensively, WMFD is led by Lance Burger, who
has a .450 batting average, including one home run,
eight runs scored and five RBIs. McKenzie, who is tied
with Burger for the team lead in RBIs with five, is hit-
ting .375 with five doubles and four runs scored, while
Tyler Fitzgerald has scored five runs and two RBIs to
go along with his .375 average.
Valdivieso's average is .235, but he's scored five
runs and driven in four, while Ryan Guerin has four
hits, five runs scored and four RBIs. Stephen Thomas,
who has missed several games due to injury, has a pair
of hits and two runs scored to round out the WMFD
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offensive statistics.
The season doesn't get under way again for Island
teams until March 31, when everyone goes back to
school following Spring Break. Stay tuned!

Little League weekend April 5, 6
The annual Little League parade and fun day, in-
cluding team and individual photos, will be Saturday,
April 5.
All Anna Maria Little League teams will assemble
at Island Baptist Church at 10 a.m. and parade on foot
to Benji Scanio Memorial Stadium at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center where baseball contests,
awards and fun activities plus hamburgers, hot dogs
and all the trimmings will await.
For a schedule of all AMILL "Fun Day" events and
photos, call your team coach or manager or Tammy
Catt at 779-1817.
And, what better way to cheer on the Tampa Bay
Devil Rays and support the Center than to be a part of
"Anna Maria Island Community Center Day" at the
Tropicana Field?
Sign up now for Center Day, Sunday, April 6,
when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays will take on the New
York Yankees at 1:15 p.m.
Players will be invited on the "big" field and have
a chance to compete to throw the game ball at the start
of the game.
The Rays have set aside 1,000 tickets in the upper
reserved section along first base for $10 (up to $7 per
ticket will be donated to the Center). This event would
be a great day for a company employee trip, a group of
Island friends getting together, or taking the kids to a
Major League game to support our Center's youth ath-
letics.
The Center has reserved two charter buses from
All-Star Luxury Transportation for an additional $15
per person to take ticket holders to and from the game.
All reservations will be on a first come, first serve ba-
sis. A great deal for a great day at the ballpark ride
and game for only $25!
Let's bring the Island together baseball, hot
dogs, friends and families cheering on the Rays and
supporting the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter. For reservations or information, call the Center
at 778-1908.


Brooke Fitzgerald is ready to defend the "hot
corner" for her Island Family Physician's team.


MacKenzie Kosfeld absolutely "tatooed" this ball,
but the pitcher somehow managed to hold on to it for
the out.

Kevin Cassidy is publisher of Sports Page, a free
countywide publication focusing on youth sports,
coach for Manatee High School female soccer and a
full-time teacher/parent. Reach Kevin at 750-8959 or
online at sportspg @ tampabay. rr.coim.


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Date Field Time
April 4 NR 6:30 p.m.

April 5 Tebbetts 10a.m.


Visitors vs. Home
Islander vs.
National #2
North River vs.
Islander


Island Family Physician pitcher Ally Titsworth can't
hold on to this high pop fly during softball action at
Palma Sola Park.


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Across
1 Tahoe topper
7 Crying source
13 Care-less attitude
19 Fix, as a pump
20 French inn
21 Folk/pop singer Havens
22 With 114-Across, tune
heard on the 37-Down
24 Much of Wayne's
filmography
25 Luxury hotel facility
26 song
27 Applies haphazardly
29 Hibiscus ring
30 Cat burglar's requisite
33 Furniture decorating
technique
35 Soy protein source
38 "I wouldn't change a
thing"
42 Paris's_ Coeur
45 Tips over
48 Major klutzes
49 Try to fix
50 Baking powder, e.g.
51 They're cast on "Be-
witched"
52 Put one's finger on
53 Jejune
55 Packers org.
56 "I did it!"
57 Tick (off)
58 Wall Street transactions
59 "Dick Tracy" gal
62 Animal with an 86-Down
64 Trail left by an animal
66 Soupy color
67 Sushi bar cupful
68 Crosswise, on deck
71 Geometric pattern used
in computer models
74 Faxed
76 Oaxaca youngster


77 Mission control, for
short
79 Sure signs of density
80 33rd U.S. pres.
82 Dried out, with "up"
84 Bathroom items
86 Survival mechanism
89 Administration
90 Talking points
91 Employee of the Frick
92 Inactivity
93 "Anyone's Daughter"
author _Alexander
94 Lose it
96 "Is all there is?"
97 Rat out
99 Clouds of gas and
dust
102 Hole number?
104 Gargon's need
108 Janet's fiance in "The
Rocky Horror Picture
Show"
109 "Aladdin" monkey
112 Elevator pioneer Otis
114 Centerpiece of this
puzzle
118 Alfresco meal
119 Oscar category
120 Stands for things
121 Former Gracie
Mansion resident
122 Sow anew
123 Day break

Down
1 Hindu titles
2 Dole's running mate,
1996
3 Vacation place for
Carlo
4 Cote call
5 Up
6 Twinings product


7 Quick draw?
8 "Oz" airer
9 Guns
10 Pitcher Hershiser
11 Indian tourist city
12 Home brewers
13 1964 Broadway song
Without Win-
dows"
14 Beethoven's
"Appassionata," e.g.
15 Make a scene?
16 What this puzzle's
central design may
bring you
17 Charter
18 Will" (Backstreet
Boys song)
20 Parallels
23 Modern locale of
ancient Persepolis
28 Yearbook sect.
30 Tennis bag item
31 Duffer's challenge
32 Cause of the Trojan
War
34 Pie crust ingredient
35 Dutch treats
36 "I know you're in
there!"
37 Parade Day
39 People do a lot of
driving there
40 "Let's "
41 Versailles connections
43 "Lady Jane Grey"
dramatist, 1715
44 Feminizing suffix
46 A.T.M. transaction:
Abbr.
47 Huff
49 Outstretched
52 Songs of thanksgiving
54 Nautical measures


Biblical pronoun
Where the buoys are
Baseball's Maglie -
Little change: Abbr.,
Relinquish
Tom Wolfe essay
that popularized a
phrase
Lack of vigor
Hardly grand
Baton waves, e.g.
Noted chairman
Rocky peaks
Pulls (out)
"Hunny" bear
Circle dance


81 Colossus 105 Gold digger's quest
83 It may be placed before 106 California's San
Sa window Dam
85 Pitchfork ,sticker 107 Uffizi Gallery hanging
86 See 62-Acrbss 109 Maryland, Virginia,
87 All alternative etc., in D.C.
88 Potpourri .. 110 Big swig
91 Larch 111 Sky bear
94 Word on U.S. currency 113 _-cone
95 Hang ten 115 Fabrication
98 "Lifestyles of the Rich 116 Swan song
and Famous" host 117 Verb ending?
100 Corset tighteners
101 Rival of Dwight Answers for puzzle
102 Jose, to friends in this issue.
103 "Put on it!"


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 26, 2003 E PAGE 27

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 Visitors vs. Home
March 31 3 WMFD vs. Troxler & Smith
April 2 3 Westbay Landscaping vs. WMFD

AAA Division (ages 9-12)
(Games played at 5:30 p.m. at G. T. Bray Park unless
indicated)
Date Field Visitors vs. Home
April 1 1 Guppy's Pool Service vs.
Air & Energy
April 4 2 Air & Energy vs.
TRDK Home Improvement
April 4 1 Oil Masters vs. Bark Realty
April 8 AMI Bark Realty vs. Air & Energy

AA Division (ages 8-10)
(All games played at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center)
Date Time Visitors vs. Home
April 2 6 p.m. Island Lumber vs.
Gateway Solutions
April 3 6 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs.
Betsy Hill Realty


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Red tide to the south; green flashes abound here, afar


Red tide is sneaking its way up the Southwest
Florida coast and, although the nearest outbreak is off
Longboat Key to our south, it could be visiting us soon.
The blooms of red tide Karenia brevis and
similar species are again noticeable between Sarasota and
Collier counties. Dead fish and human respiratory irrita-
tion have been reported, mostly off Fort Myers Beach.
Red tide is a plant-like microorganism that pro-
duces a toxin, which in high enough concentration kills
fish. The toxin also can produce an aerosol that irritates
human noses and throats.
The strong southwest winds are apparently helping
to blow the bloom up the coast. The migration north is
also helped by ocean currents.
Water flows into the Gulf of Mexico via something
called the Loop Current. Water enters the Gulf between
the Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba. The Loop Current
then splits, with the western half turning hard left and
then moving clockwise along the Mexican coast while
the eastern portion heads north to the New Orleans area
before moving clockwise off Florida.
There's an anomaly to the Loop Current off
Florida, though a counterclockwise eddy that flows
close to shore from Ft. Myers north to the Big Bend
area of the state near Cedar Key. This eddy is what can
help bring the red tide to our shores.
The Loop Current is a zippy thing. Depending on
the time of year, the current can flow more than four
nautical miles per hour, something friends discovered
on a sailing trip to Cuba a few years ago. They caught
an eddy of the Loop Current and reported making great
time coming home.
By the way, the Gulf of Mexico is sometimes called
the "American Mediterranean." It encompasses about
600,000 square miles. It stretches 1,000 miles wide from
Florida to Mexico and 500 miles long from Louisiana to
the tip of the Yucatan. Although much of the Gulf is rela-


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 22 horseshoe games
were Bob Hitchcock and Bill Starrett, both of
Anna Maria City. Runners-up were Jack Cooper
and Al Norman, both of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the March 19 games were Jesse
Brisson and Dean Rowe, both of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Herb Puryear of Anna
Maria City and Starrett.
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Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
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tively shallow as far as oceans go less than 600 feet -
there are some deep holes, with what is called the Sigsbee
Deep off Mexico having a depth of 14,358 feet.
And the Gulf of Mexico is about eight inches
higher in elevation than the water off Florida's east
coast, a result of the Loop Current pushing all that
water into America's "inland sea."
Thanks for this Gulf info go to Robert H. Gore in
his book, "The Gulf of Mexico."
It's important to remember that red tide is a very, very
spotty thing. During a bad outbreak, you may be count-
ing dead fish and coughing and gagging at one part of the
beach and, a half-mile away, find no discomfort at all.

Green flash converts
I seem to have hit a chord with a few folks regard-
ing the flash of green. There are even some Web sites
devoted to the rare flash of green light that can appear
when the sun and the horizon meet.
According to one site, "green flashes are real (not
illusory) phenomena seen at sunrise and sunset, when
some part of the Sun suddenly changes color (at sun-
set, from red or orange to green or blue). The word
'flash' refers to the sudden appearance and brief dura-
tion of this green color, which usually lasts only a sec-
ond or two at moderate latitudes. As the area that turns
green is ordinarily near the limit of the eye's resolution,
these are sometimes called 'green dot' displays.
"There is a distinct, but related, phenomenon that
really deserves the term 'flash,'" the site continues. "In
this much rarer display, a green flash of the ordinary
kind is followed (at sunset) by a brief ray or glow of
green, which often appears to shoot up from the sun-
set point. It often accompanies, or follows, a 'green
dot.' These very rare displays are grouped under the
term 'green ray.'"
Several people sent me their tales of seeing the
green flash.
"Green flash, you bet. I have seen three," said Ed
Chiles of the Chiles Group of restaurants.. "The last one
was from a second-floor balcony at Gulf Place" condo
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"Yes, I have seen it," said Yvonne Higgins. "On
my way out to the Island today I was just reminiscing
about the 'old days' and thinking about the time I saw
the flash.
"It must have been about 12 years ago. I was stand-
ing on the deck of my boat at Galati Marina in Anna
Maria about sunset. I wasn't actually looking at the sky,
or watching the sunset, but was faced towards Rotten
Ralph's restaurant.
"Suddenly, everything flashed a bright vivid green.
It only lasted a split second. I thought that there must
have been a huge explosion of some kind in Cortez. I
watched for smoke but none appeared. I have spent 35
years around the water and have never seen anything
like it before or after."
And Elaine Jackson of Holmes Beach wrote, "My
husband and I own property in the Caribbean and spend
much of the winter there. I can absolutely verify that
the green flash is alive and well there!
"During a typical month during the winter, we see
it at least 10 nights. The key is that the horizon has to
be perfectly clear to view it, and instead of a flash, think
more in terms of a quick (I'd say more like a second or
two) puff of color just near the horizon it does not
light up the sky.
"We have always found that the best way to introduce
newcomers to this phenomenon is to have them first view
it through binoculars; thereafter you know what to look for
and it is easier to see with the naked eye.
"There is a scientific explanation for it which I got
out of a publication called Compass, which is published
for boaters in St Vincent 'Just as the sun disappears
over the horizon there may be the instantaneous flash-
ing of green, quite startling in its brilliance. This hap-
pens because green light bends further when refracted
than red light does. For just a few seconds, light on all
the other wave bans cannot be seen. Red light is
blocked by the horizon itself; orange and yellow light
is absorbed by the atmosphere; and blue and violet light
is scattered by air molecules leaving only the green
flash visible to the observer.'
"So truly, it's not a matter of being a 'believer,' it's
just a matter of taking the time to sit and watch for it
- in the right place, of course. You have to have a
clear view, without any obstructions, of the horizon and
the setting sun, and the sky at the horizon has to be
clear and bingo, green flash!"
Thank you all for your comments.

Sandscript factoid
If you'd like to see a "fer sure" photograph of the
green flash, go to the following Web site:
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Countdown starts for spring kingfish run past Island


By Capt. Mike Heistand
With the water in the mid-70s right now, fishing
action has really improved.
Backwater fishing for snook has finally picked
up, with some reports of linesiders in the 35-inch
range being caught. Redfish action is also good, and
trout are huge right now.
Offshore when the winds and waves cooper-


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Tennis tourney winners
The second annual Alan James Memorial Tennis
Tournament was held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center March 21-22. The mixed-doubles
tournament included many senior club members.
Winners in the women's division were Barbara
Pavelka, first place; Dolce Little, second place; and
Kathleen Horrocks, third place. In the men's compe-
tition, Peter Horrocks took first and was the high
score champ; Byron Gilbertson, second; and Mel
Brenner and Tom Elrick tied for third. Pictured are
Pavelka, left, and Horrocks. Islander Photo. Cour-
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while mackerel are also still thick.
Cobia are starting to show up, too, and the spring
kingfish run is expected to start any day now.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers Marina said it's been rough offshore, but
on the better days he's caught amberjack, grouper,
lane and mangrove snapper.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
fishing is excellent right now, with snook, redfish
and trout action in full swing and white bait finally
showing up in force. There are also some small co-
bia being caught.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's caught
snook to 35 inches and lots of smaller linesiders,
plus mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico when he can get
out between the fronts.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said snook are finally
starting to bite. Redfish are sort of hit-and-miss, he
added, but he's putting his clients onto consistently
good and big trout catches.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said a mixed
bag was being caught at the pier: mackerel, drum,
redfish, a few snook, sheepshead, whiting and a co-
bia were all caught last week.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report
sheepshead are still a good bet around the pilings,
while mackerel are a good catch in the mornings.
There are also a few permit showing up, and big
jacks will occasionally invade the area.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he guided Ray Schmitz and family out
to a limit catch of amberjacks using Spanish sardines
and artificial curly tail jigs. The AJs weighed in at
40-plus pounds each, and Capt. Larry said they re-
leased many AJs after reaching the catch limit. They
also caught a cooler full of a variety of snapper
weighing better than 3 pounds, but the big catch of
the day was a 50-pound cobia caught on a top-wa-
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day now.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's getting lots of mackerel, sheeps-
head and snapper in 17 to 40 feet of water, plus a few
permit in the 12- to 25-pound range. He's also start-
ing to see cobia showing up.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said his charters have caught red grouper to
15 pounds and snapper to 5 pounds.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said wade fishers are doing an excellent job of catch-
ing big grout and a few reds, while anglers with
boats report scoring big on mackerel and a few co-
bia.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House
said redfish have been coming into the dock all
week. Snook action has been a little slow, but there
are lots of small ones being caught, and snapper are
still a good bet on any of the artificial reefs.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road said snook to 29 inches and redfish to
26 inches were caught on artificial lures by his cli-
ents last week, and Capt. Thorn said he's finding that
artificial are working better than live bait right now.
On my boat Magic we have been catching a few
keeper-sized snook, and are averaging five to 10 red-
fish per trip in the 25-pound range. We also caught
a few flounder and snapper to 17 inches in length.
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, Holmes 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 in-
formation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND/The Video. A musical tour.
Show your friends back home the Island you love
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BINGO: Annie Silvers Community Center, 103 23rd
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AMI TURTLE WATCH NEEDS used folding chairs
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GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Islander,
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Girl Scout troop.

KIWANIS FRIENDS: Order fresh-picked Florida
oranges and grapefruit from Kiwanis Club of Anna
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BUTTERFLY GARDEN personalized bricks. Last
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DACHSHUND ADOPTION and rescue needs do-
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Maria. 779-2733.

FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, March 29, 8am-4pm.
Furniture, antiques, patio, wicker, three office
desks, collectibles, glassware, antiques, books,
lamps, tables, chairs, jewelry, treasures. 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, next to Time Saver.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, March 29, 8am-1pm.
Good stuff, possible neighborhood participation.
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FRIDAY AND SUNDAY, March 28-30, 8am. Rat-
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GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, March 29 (rain date
March 30). Household, clothing, toys, antiques,
miscellaneous items. 636 Dundee, Key Royale.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, March 29, 8am-3pm.
Furniture, collectibles, guitar, fishing, decorating,
children's, Christmas, fitness and more. 103 11th
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ESTATE SALE THURSDAY, March 27, 9am-1pm.
Sets of Royal Worcester and German china, set of
Chantily sterling, Fostoria stemware, antique type-
writer, queen bed, fireplace, hand and garden
tools, linens and kitchenware. 222 84th St., Holmes
Beach. Sale by Julie McClure.

SALE SATURDAY MARCH, 29, 8am-noon. Variety
of items, power tools, hydraulic lift, ladders,
housewares, furniture and lots of miscellaneous.
512 59th St., Holmes Beach.


LOST CAT: Still looking for Lenny who disap-
peared on Jan. 30. Adult neutered male, broad
black stripes alternating with gray tiger, broad nose
and kink on end of tale. Probably got into an open
car or truck in Beach House restaurant area. Re-
ward! 778-1389.

FOUND: MALE PARAKEET in the vicinity of 28th
Street in Holmes Beach. Found on Saturday night,
March 15. Call to identify, 778-4014.

FOUND: BLACK LAB, female, friendly. Purple col-
lar. No tag, contact Wagner Realty, 778-2246.

FOUND: CAMERA on Pine Avenue near Roser
Church. Call 779-0005 to identify and claim.


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.
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THE PAW SPA will be opening soon in the Holmes
Beach Business Center, to meet all your pet care
needs. Grooming, massage, day care pet supplies
and gifts. Questions? Call (607) 844-9248.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!


1988 LINCOLN TOWN car. Four-door, white,
86,000 miles. Nice, big, clean car, driven daily.
First $2,000. 778-7301.
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.
BOAT SLIPS FOR sale on Sarasota Bay in
Bradenton Beach. Located on Bay Drive South
between Third and Fourth Streets. Each slip from
$750,000. New spacious 2BR/2.5BA condos free
with purchase. Call Old Bridge Village, 778-0156
or www.oldbridgevillage.com
DINGY HARDBOTTOM with oars. 8-hp Nissan,
trailer. $1,500 or best offer. Call Gerry at 705-6642
or 778-3187.
19-FOOT ALUMINUM float-on boat trailer. New
tires, winch, jack, buddy bearings, springs, spare
tire. Great condition. $950. 778-3751.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.


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

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.
KI 9FO-R HIRE

BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child
or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or
child. Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Seventh-
grade male looking for a job. Available after school
and weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9803.
NEED A BABY-SITTER? Or a pet sitter? Our
motto: Anytime, any place, any price! We love kids
and that's all that matters! Call one line and get
connected to six wonderful babysitters, 778-3295.
BABY -SITTING AVAILABLE: Ages 9 months
through 11 years old. Experienced, references
available upon request. Call Megahan, 778-7502.


ROTTEN RALPH'S Waterfront Restaurant: Hiring
all positions, all shifts. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at 902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria or call, 778-
3953.
PART-TIME CLERK needed evenings, weekends
and holidays. Retirees welcome. Shell Land Gift
Shop, 301 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.


MOTEL SEEKS WEEKEND manager. Must have
minimum five years experience and work well with
the public. Call 778-1010.
ISLAND FITNESS Now hiring for membership,
sales, instructors and others. Please bring resume
to Island Fitness, fax 794-3716 or call 778-5446.
DINING ROOM SERVERS: apply at Ooh La La!
European Bistro. Day and/or evenings. Fine dining
experience 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 Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.
VISIT TERRI & NIKKI at Tres Chic Hair Design and
Sunless Tanning for the latest highlighting and
color techniques. 4330 101st. St. W. (off Cortez
Road, 795-1460.


CLASSIFIED ADS are posted
Internet at www.islander.org on
noon.


weekly on the
Tuesday after-


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Waterview from every room. 245-ft. of
protected waterfront. This magnificent
two-year-old home is uniquely wheel-
chair friendly. $2,500,000. #90163

Call Piroska Kallay Planck
Owner/Agent
Piroska Kallay Planck 941-730-9667


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You can keep up
on real estate
activity with
a subscription to
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charge it to MasterCard
or Visa. P.S. Visit our
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Holmes Beach. We're
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419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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ceilings with Hunter fans and a wonderful spacious kitchen with center island,
Jennair range, expansive tile-top breakfast bar and wooden, glass front cabi-
nets. There are four tidy 1BR apartments in a separate building on a beauti-
fully landscaped, bay view lot, bringing in an excellent income. This rare and
wonderful property offers unobstructed views of Tampa Bay and Bayfront Park
in the peaceful village of Anna Maria. Don't miss it! Priced at $659,000. Adjoin-
ing lot available for an additional $549,000.


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_____SERVICES SERVICES_____________Contin__ -uedSRIESCniued


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

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



Gulf-Bay Realty
Sof Anna Maria Inc.

J in the Gulf-Bay team.
Sales Associates needed.

Ask us about our commission splits.
Call Robin or Jesse at


778-7244


S roperties


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


North Pointe Harbour
720 Key Royale Drive


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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


LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evenings, weekends. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
Call 778-8473.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our se-
cure server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and
exterior cleaning needs. No job too big or small.
Great rates and references, 722-4358.
GERMAN HANDYMAN Tiles, wood flooring, paint-
ing and all other home repair you may need. High
quality, reasonable prices. No job too small! Li-
censed and insured. Mastercard/Visa. 539-7937.

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.


We have some 'eat rentals
available for 2004!
Call or stop by for a list
ANNUAL ANDVACIATION RENTALS. I


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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.
THE ROYAL MAID SERVICE Licensed, bonded,
insured. Professional experienced maids, free
estimate, gift certificates available. Call now, 727-
9337 (72-SWEEP).

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

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


BEACHWALK


DO YOU LIKE... -
Airstream trailers and
cottages? Would you like to -
walk down to the river and :
see where the Bradenton i c -
jelly factory was in the the ,.
early 1900s?
If you like whimsy with
historical significance, call
or drop by the back porch ...--iB aa-
of my 1915 cottage!

Boyd Realty
Established in 1952 and still operated by the Boyd Family

309 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
(941) 779-2233
Sales Brenda Boyd May, Broker Rentals
0 NNEE EMENN


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* Direct access 50-ft. from property line!
* Over 2,000 sq.ft. living area on a 75-by-100-ft. lot!
* 2BR and possible third with three full bathe!
Great location with lots of potential
Asking $679,500.




MA AE ;LIC RUAL ST4T
F'f" REALTY ""
"We ARE the Island."
D80 5 ull DOire PO Box B35 Anna Marie. Florida :42ri
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamariareal.com


,W i REALTOR.
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YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results
RESIDENTIAL
5400 Condo 1 or 2BR, ceramic tile, Gulfview, heated pool,
washer/dryer, unique paved deck/chairs "on the beach."
Near Beach 3BR/2BA, R-2 lot, fireplace, tile, 1,800 sq. ft.
screened lanai, custom features $384,000.
Tampa Bayfront 2BR/2BA, 2,506 sq. ft.. two greatrooms,
two lots. $1,900,000.
Village Green Villa 2BR/2BA, D model, updated turnkey.
Extra Nice!! $170,000.
SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTAL
KEY ROYALE Large 2/2, pool, spa, boat dock/lift.
MARTINIQUE Gulffront 2/2, pool, tennis, elevators.
5400 Gulffront complex, 1 and 2BRs, pool.
BEACHFRONT 3/2 home, tastefully furnished.
BEACH TOWNHOUSE 2/2, pool, across from beach.
PERICO BAY CLUB CO,NDOS Waterfront.
CAYMAN CAY 2/2 Pool, across from beach.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


S\ For all your real estate needs call
NLL Erlene Fitzpatrick 224-6339
FLORIDA R fLTY or Wendy Gaudioso 725-4663.
& nucrTio cO AB2
Ucensed Real Estate Brokers AU1333

DEEP-WATER. Adjacent to Tidy Island and Longboat Key.
Private road, residential area. 300-ft. water frontage. $1,150,000.
150-ft. water frontage $599,000. Wendy Gaudioso, 725-4663 or
Erlene Fitzpatrick, 224-6339 for details.

PERICO BAY CLUB The sought after King Fisher model, turn-
key furnished, water view, bright and open, 2BR/2BA split plan.
Amenities include tennis, pool and much more. $224,900. Erlene
Fitzpatrick, 224-6339 or Wendy Gaudioso, 725-4663 for details.

All Florida Realty & Auction Co.
5008 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34209


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SERVICESContinued SERVICEidSEiue


INCOME TAX SERVICE for individual and small
businesses. Thirty years experience. We do all
states. Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service, 761-8156.

TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, cell 545-4770.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance ser-
vice. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
779-9666.

CALL "CARE COMPANY" for qualified home health-
care aides, caregivers and companions. Twelve
years serving Anna Maria Island and Bradenton.
Excellent current references. 778-4192.

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

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


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BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA and two lanais. Ceramic
tife floors, granite kitchen counter, washer/dryer. Owner
almost done with remodel. Small complex with heated
pool, tennis. Easy to see. $269,000.
BAYFRONT PARADISE Surround yourself with beauti-
ful views and tropical lushness. 4BR/2.5BA, plus guest
quarters. Deep-water dockage, hardwood floors. Two
fireplaces. Very Private, $995,000.
GULFFRONT CONDO Fabulous Gulf and sunset views.
2BR/2BA, garage, extra storage. Heated pool, tennis.
$525,000.

You'll be glad you called
i Yvonne Higgins P.A.
.T RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
'1 (941) 778-7777 or 518-9003


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$475,000 -
BUILD YOUR
ISLAND DREAM
HOME
Looking for a place to build your
home? Here is one of the few canal
front lots available in Homes
Beach! No bridges to Tampa Bay
and the Gulf. IB90367


$349,900 -
PLAYA ENCANTADA
Exceptional value for this well-
maintained 2BR/2BA unit located
on tennis court side of outstanding
Gulffront complex. New appliances,
Corian counter top, A/C, tile and
carpet. Enjoy the beach, the pool or
the tennis court! Turnkey fur-
nished. IB88068.


$299,900 BEACH COTTAGE
Best buy on the Island and only one block to the beach!
Completely renovated 2BR/1BA with garage. IB86388.

www.BradentonAreaHomes.com

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


BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized 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
appointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.

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



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

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


Doug Dowling
wants you to
know that even
though his head
is much too large
in proportion to
his body, he's still
a fine realtor


728 Holly, Anna Maria.
A 2BR/2BA, one-car home for
$425,000.
830 N. Shore Drive, Anna
Maria. A 3BR/3BA, one-car
Gulfview home on two buildable
lots for $975,000.
801 Fern, Anna Maria. A 4BR/
2BA duplex, two houses from Gulf
for $750,000.
10006 Gulf Driaria.
A fourplex '9, o
apa. ;E ores) with great
Gu oV r $550,000.
2317 Gulf Drive, Bradenton.
Beach. Triplex with great
Gulfviews for $550,000.

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


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

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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.


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/2.5BA, NW Bradenton pool
home. $349,000.
Gulfside Village West of Gulf Drive. Large 1 BR/
2BA luxury unit. $650,000 FTK.

R 1 Real i state
R L ALL''RORS[.
Please call Carol R. Williams,
Broker/Realtor for more
details or appointment to show.
(941) 744-0700 or (941) 720-7761.
Email: callcarol@juno.com


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

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



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

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $30/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, "shell phone"
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.




HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX


2BR/1.5BA each side. Completely remodeled
inside and out. New appliances, new A/C, new
tile throughout. Huge fenced yard. Walk to beach.
Income producing, tenant already in place.
Located at 310 61st. Street. $385,000.
CALL 779-0362




ROSE SCHNOERR
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CONDOS

MARTINIQUE SOUTH Rare 3BR/3BA furnished
Gulffront condo, two-car garage and separate storage
area. End unit with new windows throughout, new range
and microwave Building currently being upgraded with
new elevators, railings and more. Heated pool. tennis
court. Short stroll to restaurants and shops. $619,000.
4255 Gulf Drive, Unit #113. Holmes Beach

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

PERICO BAY CLUB Fabulous bayfront view, new appli-
ances in 2001. Dishwasher, cast-iron sink, faucet, water
filter, disposal, washer/dryer. Newly installed pull-out
drawers in kitchen cabinets, blond laminated flooring.
Tennis, heated pools, nature trails and more. $279,000.
RESIDENTIAL
ANNA MARIA 4BR/2.5BA. Key West-style canal home
built in 2000. 10-foot ceilings. Spacious, bright double
great room. Rocking chair porches front and rear. Large
kitchen, four-car garage. Pool and private dock. Creative
extras and details throughout. $995,000.
SARASOTA BAY WATERFRONT Unlimited panoramic
bayfront views. 130-ft. water frontage directly on
Sarasota Bay. Immaculate 5BR/4.5BA updated and reno-
vated in 1997 and 2003. Heated caged pool and spa.
Four-zone A/C. Security system. Meticulously detailed
and maintained. $925,000.
MANATEE RIVER WATERFRONT Prestigious Manatee
Riverfront home situated on 83-ft. river frontage. Addi-
tional 125-ft. on protected Warner's Bayou with dock.
Striking two story conBradenton
LAKEWOOD RANCH Great Lakewood Ranch location.
Open plan, 2-3BR with arches and columns surrounding
living and dining area. Large eat-in kitchen, immaculate
condition, close to parks, schools and recreation.
$189,500.


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SANDY'S LAWN SERVICE. Celebrating 20 years
of quality and dependable service. Call us for all
your landscape and hardscape needs 778-1345.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-
rap, mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable
and insured. 727-5066.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed 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
service since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certi-
fying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-
shirts. Order on-line www.islander.org.



MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN


WANT TO BUY TODAY?
CALL THE PERICO SPECIALIST TO
SEE THESE TERRIFIC LISTINGS

"Antigua" Model
* 1276 Spoonbill Landings Furnished 2BR/2BA,
one-car garage. Lovely lagoon and estuary views.
$249,999.

"St. Barts" Models
* 516 Sanderling Circle 2BR/2BA, one-car ga-
rage, totally updated. Sun deck with awning over-
looks quiet wooded area. $245,900.
* 1243 Spoonbill Landings Circle 2BR/2BA, two-
car garage, lakefront. Furniture extra. $244,500.
* 1248 Spoonbill Landings Circle 2BR/2BA, one-
car garage, sun deck, lanai overlooking lagoon and
estuary. Turnkey furnished, November occupancy.
$249,999.

"Grand Cayman" Models
(LARGEST END, VILLAS)
1259 Spoonbill Landings Circle Lakefront, den,
"2BR/2BA, two-car garage, tile and carpet.
$314,990.
* 1280 Spoonbill Landings Circle End villa, 2BR/
2BA plus den, two-car garage, many extras, fire-
place, Jacuzzi, many extras, loads of built-ins.
$324,000.

"The Villages" Condos
618 Estuary Drive Turnkey furnished, first floor,
2BR/2BA, spacious and bright, many upgrades.
Reduced $214,000.
634 Estuary Drive 2BR/2BA, just decorated,
large first floor, many closets. $210,000.

Call to see all listings today!


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

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

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGCO61519,
#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.


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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.


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


Marina Pointe

Realty Co.

314 Pine / .,:nu. ; rr r.r., a .
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
www.MarinaPointeRealty.com
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TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and in-
stalled. Why pay retail? Island resident, many ref-
erences. 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.

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

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

JACK-OF-ALL Trades handyman. Lawn care
while you're away, painting, home improvement.
References, honest and dependable. Call Scott,
761-2416.

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

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BEST DUPLEX BUYI 3BR/
2BA Each Unit. Totally
refurbished. New tile, new
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TO $379,000! Call Ursula
smtem @ 545-6426

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
I Desirable 3BR/2BA
Stownhome turnkey furnished.
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.. .r Immaculate. $389,000.
. Reduced6.-79~ 00 Call
Robin Kollar @ 713-4515


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SArchitectural design, almost
Gulffront, beautifully
refurbished. A must see for
the savvy investor/marketer.
Owner financing.
$1,650,000. Call Robin
SKollar @713-4515

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SLOCATION Sought-after
Indian Beach (Ringling). Steps
to bay and million dollar
mansions. 2BR/2BA, tile roof,
i .garage, large lot..$29-;e007
Reduced $184,000 Call
Robin Kollar @ 713-4515
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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, special
rates, three-month minimum. Age 55 and older.
(813) 247-3178 or week ends (813) 927-1632.

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

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



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Elevator Available Large Private Garage
SSteps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $385,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
Visit us at WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM


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

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

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

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

ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT Furnished 2BR/2BA
with large glass-enclosed living area with fireplace.
Recently remodeled with everything new. Incredible
view. 871 N. 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. May-September, 2003,
$2,100/month. Previous deal for 2004 fell through!
January-April, 2004, $3,500/month. 730-1086.



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

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE. 212-B 21st St.,
Holmes Beach. Just converted to a two-unit prop-
erty. 2BR/1BA completely renovated and fur-
nished. New washer/dryer, microwave. Three-
minute walk to beach. $850/month, annual. 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.

SPACIOUS WATERFRONT, upper, sundeck,
dock. Panoramic view, furnished, Key West-style.
2BR/2BA, washer/dryer. Pet considered. 778-0349
or 794-5980.

ALMOST ON THE BEACH Vacation rental.
Lovely 1 BR duplex available April and May due to
cancellation. Call Sissy, 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
Vacation Properties LLC, 778-6849.



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Rarely on market, one and two bedroom Westbay
Cove models. Poolside and bayfront. Upgraded
and close to all services. Open most days from
11am. From $215,000.

2BR/2BA Upper, end unit with greenbelt and wa-
ter view. $298,900.
Call 778-3377
After hours Sharon Annis 778-3730 or 713-9096


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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ISLAND HOME 3-4BR/2BA home in quiet area of
Holmes Beach. Florida room, one-car garage.
Deeded boat slip and furniture available. Priced for
quick sale. $425,900. Call Michel Cerene, Realtor,
792-6546 eves.


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA both sides.
Newly remodeled and furnished. New carpets and
ceramic tiles. One-and-a-half block to beach. Owner
willing to hold some financing $486,900. Call Michel
Cerene, Realtor, 792-6546.


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3R/2BA canalfront in Enjoy Old Florida living in this 2BR/ key furnished unit has 1,500 sq.ft.
with open split floor 2BA residence on a large duplex rooftop patio with Jacuzzi and
ate dining, large family zoned lot with lake frontage offering shower, tiki bar for entertaining.
)m for a pool. New sea- lovely water view. Short walk to Detached carport. Bill Bowman,
ew roof, fresh paint, beach. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246. 778-2246. #89970. $140,000.
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and great boating from this 3BR/
2BA pool home in Holmes Beach.
Completely updated and ready to
move into. Sailboat water and boat
dock with lift. Jane Tinsworth, 761-
-nn 0 #88119 $5.49 950


WATERFRONT ESTATE Magnifi-
cent 3-5BR/4.5BA bayfront home
offering 5,450 sq.ft. of unsurpassed
quality and design. Lush tropical
setting with deep-water dockage.
Minutes to Island. Dave Moynihan,
77R-2246 #R821382, 59 2 000


CASCO DORADO 2BR/2BA.
Priced to sell, community boat
dock. Heated pool and a clubhouse.
Close to beach. Dee Jorcyk, 778-
2246. #88221. $129,500.


VACATION AND ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
(941) 778-2246 (800) 211-2323 2217 GULF DR. N. BRADENTON BEACH


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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.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1 BR/1 BA 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.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation rental. Spa-
cious 2BR apartment, enclosed porch, private pa-
tio, sundeck, tropical beach setting, garage, im-
maculate. 778-3143.

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.

KEY ROYALE 2004 SEASONAL. Charming
canalfront home, 2BR/2BA/den, heated pool, paver
terrace, dock, wide water. Beautifully equipped.
High standards. $4,200/month. Early bird savings.
Call (863) 712-7847 or www.vrbo.com/18876.htm.

HOLMES BEACH MAY-June 2003. Furnished,
1BR/2BA, steps to beach. Telephone, washer/
dryer, cable TV, pets welcome. $1,695/month,
$495/week. Call 778-1098.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some
locations. Book now for 2003. Units are complete,
most have bikes, two TVs and VCR, fully-equipped
kitchens, dishwashers, washer/dryer, gas grills,
beach chairs and more. Rates occasionally ad-
justed. $375-$775/week, $975-$2,275/month.
(800) 977-0803 or 737-1121 or
www.abeacview.com.

BRADENTON BEACH unfurnished 2BR/2.5BA
Garage, deck, patio. Walk to beach. Annual. $875/
month. 778-2708.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Ground-level home, steps
to Gulf. 2BR, den, garage, washer/dryer. Non
smoking, no pets. Call (813) 932-1607.

2BR/2BA OR 2BR/1 BA located at 112/114 81st St.
only steps from the beach! Available from Sept. 1,
2003-April 31, 2004. Call (813) 681-9111 or (813)
690-5142. One to six month rental available.

BAY VIEW and across from Gulf. 2BR/1BA, up-
graded, furnished, seasonal or annual. Non smok-
ing, no pets please. 55-plus. 545-8923.

2BR GULFVIEW CONDO, beach access, fully fur-
nished. Available April 1, $700/week. May 1, $500/
week (except holidays). Visit our Web site:
condoinparadise.addr.com or call 761-9530.

AVAILABLE APRIL 2003, $1,000. 2BR/1BA,
ground floor, washer/dryer. nicely furnished, near
Rod & Reel Pier, very comfortable. Call 387-8610.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH Immaculate spa-
cious 2BR/2BA elevated home. Tastefully deco-
rated and updated. Steps to the beach and trolley
stop. Large wooden deck and sun deck. Garage,
carport, washer/dryer, cable included. $2,400/
month. Call (813) 685-8506.

OWNERS AND DO-IT-yourselfers! I do not de-
mand exclusivity with my rental listing! I work with
owners to get the most possible bookings for your
property. You rent when you can, I rent when I get
a booking. Check out annamariaparadise.com the
Web site that works for you! Anna Maria Island
Accomodations, 779-0733.

LONGBOAT KEY Northshore Road. Fabulous wa-
terfront setting, steps from nicest beach, dock to
fish from, 1BR/1BA condo. $1,200-$1,700/month.
(603) 595-8681.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Anna Maria $750/
month; 2BR/2BA with washer/dryer hook-ups
$875/month; 1BR/1BA, direct Gulf view $645/
month, efficiency $475/month. Fran Maxon Real
Estate 778-2307.


CHARMING 1 BR/1 BA furnished apartment on ca-
nal. Phone, washer/dryer, very private yard with
pond. Available this April to December and next
March and April. 778-5405.

DUPLEX BRADENTON BEACH large 2BR/2BA
waterfront on Intracoastal. Dock, davits, steps to
beach, yard, carport, washer/dryer, storage, annu-
ally $1,000/month. (727) 784-3679.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, central air/
heat, ceiling fans, large rooms, one block to beach.
No pets. $800/month. Call 778-6348.

GULFVIEW 2BR DUPLEX in Bradenton Beach.
Available March 12-April 27. $1,200/month or two-
week minimum. Rental utilities included. 779-0234.

DUPLEX ACROSS from beach. 1 BR/1BA, central
heat and air conditioning. Annually $650-$700/
month, plus utilities. First, last, security. (941)
504-2426.

SEASONAL 3BR/2BA home close to beach, avail-
able April 1, weekly or monthly. Westbay Cove
bayfront available April 1 and bayview available for
season 2004. Anna Maria Island Club condominium
available May 1. Contact Lu Rhoden directly at 758-
3939 or Aposporos & Son, 387-3474.

ANNUAL BAYFRONT home. Large 3BR with pri-
vate fenced yard. Ground-level, garage, greatroom,
boat davits. $2,500/month. Call Mike Norman Re-
alty, 778-6696.

SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE January and
February 2004. 2BR/1BA apartment, pool, washer/
dryer. Close to beach and shops. Non smoking, no
pets. Call 778-4368.


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


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ANNUAL CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA, furnished or un-
furnished. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA completely ,remodeled, fur-
nished home in Holmes Beach. $600/month.
Wagner Realty, Valerie or Talia, 778-2246.

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA with full kitchen.
Walk to beach or downtown Holmes Beach. Small
pet OK. Available April 1, $500/weekly or $300 for
three nights. Call 778-0554.
ANNUAL CORTEZ 1BR unfurnished, 'storage
shed, carport. $600/month plus utilities. Close to
bay. Call 778-2710.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex, 211 82nd St., quiet area,
cathedral ceilings, small pet OK, available now. $695/
month. Call Suncoast Real Estate, 779-0202.
PLEASANT STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes
Beach available for 2004 season. $1,200/month,
four-month minimum. Call 778-0212.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, pool,
tennis, elevators, cable TV, non smoking. 778-6288
or e-mail: logs@aol.com.
MODERN 2BR/2BA unit for six-month rental. Avail-
able fall 2003. 210 81st St., Holmes Beach. Walk
to beach. Call (813) 962-0817.
VACANCY FOR APRIL 1 and 2BR apartments.
Steps to beach. Call 778-4499.
LOOKING FOR A DEAL? Wednesday's classified
go online Tuesday at www.islander.org.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex in Bradenton
Beach. Beautiful views of Gulf and bay, steps to
beach. $825/month, plus utilities. No pets. Call 922-
2473 or 928-3880.
SEASONAL 2003-2004 Anna Maria Island, nicely
furnished 1 BR/1 BA and 2BR/1BA. Central air con-
ditioning, washer/dryer, private front/back entrance.
One block to beach, private backyard patio. No
pets, non smoking. Also short term April-Novem-
ber. Call 778-7754.
IRISH FARMHOUSE in Donegal. Weekly/monthly,
2003-2004, rental/exchange. 3BR/3BA, phone,
heating, washer, dishwasher. Golf, beach, walking.
Call owner, 778-2422.


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.
BUY IT, RENT IT, SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.


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

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.
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, restau-
rants and shops. Weekly rentals! Unfurnished and
available immediately. Call Tom Condron 748-5551
ext. 105. Century 21, Scotland Yard Realty Inc.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Gated, landscaped island
sanctuary. 2BR/2BA upper bayfront condo with
vaulted ceiling, glassed-in lanai and panoramic
Palma Sola Bay views. Garage, pools, tennis, wild-
life trails, active waterway. Close to beaches, res-
taurants, shops, golf. 24-hour security. Hanly and
Associates, (941) 224-9564.

WATER VIEW, POOL VIEW, tennis courts?! 2BR/
2BA totally renovated. Granite, marble, new tex-
tured ceilings, tile throughout. Even get a bonus
office space. West Bay Cove South. 737-1121 or
(800) 977-0803 or view at www.abeachview.com.

CUTEST AND CHEAPEST house on the Island!
Pool, beautifully landscaped, buy your Island get-
away today. Call Annie 737-0163, or drive by 204
Haverkos Ct. (just north of Anna Maria Elemen-
tary). View at www.abeachview.com.

MORE THAN A peek of the Gulf from this Holmes
Beach triplex. Two 2BR/1BA are annually rented
and 1 BR/1BA has recently been totally renovated
with granite, paint and tile floors. 104 29th St. Call
737-1121 or (800) 977-0803 or view it at
www.abeachview.com.

GREAT WATERVIEWS 3BR/3BA totally reno-
vated. Beadboard, cottage kitchen with sage green
Corian counters, views from almost every room.
New everything! 509 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach
(east on 28th, right on Avenue B, left on Bayview)
737-1121 or (800) 977-0803 or view it at
www.abeachview.com.

PRISTINE TURNKEY FURNISHED Gulf-bay mid-
rise 2BR/2BA unit. $449,900. Weekly rentals pos-
sible. www.Latitude27Realty.net or call 744-2727.
REDUCED PERICO BAY Club, first-floor condo.
Lovely, spacious turnkey furnishings and upgrades.
Was $227,000 now only $214,000. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.


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^ YVONNE HIGGINS P.A.
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"I work the Islands & the Inlands"

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NEW 2BR/2.5BA condos, each with private boat
slips. Located on Sarasota Bay in Bradenton Beach
on Bay Drive South, between Third and Fourth
Streets South. Greatrooms, media rooms, screen
porches, spectacular views, swimming pool, lush
garden, etc. From $750,000. Call Old Bridge Vil-
lage, 778-0156 or www.oldbridgevillage.com.

PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA upper-level bayfront
condo. Million-dollar bay views from vaulted living
room, master bedroom, kitchen and air-conditioned
lanai. Lushly landscaped with garage, pools, tennis,
wildlife trails. Minutes from beaches, restaurants,
shops, golf. On the Web at pericobaycondo.com.
Hanly & Associates, (941) 224-9564.

DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA, 300-ft. from
beach. Clean, great condition, tile, separately me-
tered air/heat and water. 205 69th Street. 778-
3173, agents welcome.

PERICO ISLAND! Beautiful 3BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage, high ceilings, ceramic tile throughout, large
eat-in kitchen, split bedroom plan, master bath with
large walk-in shower and oval tub, lanai. Private
setting all with club privileges of heated pool, ten-
nis courts, exercise room and sauna! $329,000.
720-2242.

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


DUPLEX IN HOLMES Beach. All of the tax benefits
of rental property without the hassle. Seller will rent
long term. $30,000 guaranteed annual income. Call
779-2217.


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each side.
Over 2,400 sq.ft. on a large corner lot. Both sides
are fully furnished and ready to rent seasonally or
annually. $410,000. 779-2217.

WILD OAK BAY villa, El Conquistador, Bradenton.
2BR/2BA, two-car garage. $159,000. 758-4841.

PERICO BAY CLUB waterfront condo. 3BR/2BA,
fabulous views of Palma Sola Bay. By owner, 795-
1591.

MOBILE HOME in Bradenton Beach, private park
road, furnished, 1BR/1BA, room to expand with
patio. $20,000. Call 778-1181.

BAYFRONT 2001 MODEL, custom 3BR/2BA
home, large deck overlooking water, boat docks
and more. Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 55-plus.
$260,000. Call 778-7197.

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY March 29, 10am-on.
2306 Avenue B., Bradenton Beach. Remodeled
home, 300 steps to beach, 3BR/2BA, screened
front porch (10-by-37 ft.) with extra income apart-
ment ($750/month). Call 778-4499.


HARBOUR LANDINGS LOT: Prestigious commu-
nity, dock, deep water, seawall. $325,000. Call 778-
0493.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, March 30. 12-4. Very nice,
spacious 2BR/2BA with two-plus garage and fruit trees
on one-and-a-half lots. One-and-a-half blocks to
beach. 210 65th St., Holmes Beach. Call 778-0064.

OPEN HOUSE Sunbow Bay, Sunday March 30, 1-
4pm or call for appointment, 795-4215. Building
3705, Unit 104, East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Fabulous water views, boat dockage available.
Completely renovated 2BR/2BA unit. Elevated, cov-
ered parking, pool and tennis courts. Shopping and
Gulf beaches within walking distance. $319,000.

SUNBOW BAY CONDO: 2BR/2BA bayfront corner,
unit, spectacular views, two heated pools, tennis,
under building parking. Turnkey furnished. By
owner, 795-3778. $349,900.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. $28,500 or make offer.
View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboatsunseeker or call 778-3526.
HOW TO ADVERTISE: DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for
Wednesday publication. UP to 3 line minimum includes
21 words $9. Additional lines $3 each. Box: $3. Ads must
be paid in advance. Classified ads may be submitted
through our secure Web site: www.islander.org, or stop
by or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217. We're located next to Ooh La La! in the Island
Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.


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AVAILABLE: Unique Gulffront home with panoramic views in a brand new three-home
condo being built at 3716 Gulf Drive. The price is not yet finalized, but under $1.3 million.
Information is available at the construction site or www.seashellbeach.com.
Those financially qualified will be interviewed and given tours by appointment.
E-mail: SSBIMail@aol.com, or leave message 778-7845.


EXECUTIVE ISLAND HOME


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LOVINGLY UPDATED 3BR/1BA totally
rehabed home in desirable West
Bradenton. Brand new kitchen and appli-
ances. Recent plumbing and wiring up-
grades. Fantastic fully fenced lot with
fruit trees. Owner anxious! Price reduced
to $139,900. Call Jane Grossman or
Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800.


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RARELY OFFERED Anna Maria
canalfront home with very private lot and
boat dock. 3BR/2.5BA with great open
floor plan. Very close to beach! Perfect
to redecorate for your retirement home
or use as a rental property. $509,000.
Call Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or
704-9680.


3224 EAST BAY DRIVE HOLMES BEACH

. (Gail Tutewiler


REAL ESTATE COMPANY


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 in-
vestment property or live in one side, rent
the other! $375,000.


941-705-0227
1-866-587-8559
gailtutere@aol.com

AWESOME GULF VIEWS! Two
available at Martinique South with
the best views and the lowest
priced Gulffront on the Island! One
is the fourth-floor NW corner unit
with the perfect Gulf view for
$475,000 and the other is the
sixth-floor SE corner with pan-
oramic views of the Gulf and the
bay and beautifully turnkey fur-
nished for $459,900. Both come
with a garage and extra storage.


AFFORDABLE BEACH CONDOS! Two
available at Bayview Terrace. Updated
2BR on ground floor and 1BR upstairs
with dynamite bay views. Both beautifully
turnkey furnished. $191,900 to $204,900.
Pool and parking on the bay. No age re-
strictions.


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 located in a
gorgeous neighbor-
hood. Park-like
grounds, lots of decks,
dream workshop and
RV garage. This
exceptional home has
it all! Offered at
$695,000.


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This nice lot is on a shallow bayou on
the north end ol Anna Maria. Perfect .y'. .,
for canoe or kayak, this lovely lo1 has
peaceful water views & boat dock
already in place. Greal neighborhood "
of newer homes and just a short walk
to the Beach. Don't miss this very
special location for your dream home. Just listed at $325,000.


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ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.

Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"


ANNA MARIA

SiLACoas

REAL ESTATE LLC


OPEN SUNDAY
1 4PM March 30th


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.

ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA elevated contemporary island home
with sundeck overlooking natural canal and pri-
vate boat dock. Lots of storage, close to fishing
pier, restaurants and shoppirig. 2 car garage resi-
dential 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 ceil-
ing, two-car garage. Secure community, guard
gate, and 24-hour security. $279,900.
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH INCOME
2BR/2BA each. West of Gulf Drive, just steps to
one of the island's finest beaches. Very quiet
residential area. 2 garages, 2'carports. Excellent
rental. $595,000.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool, fam-
ily room, two blocks to great beach. $469,000.


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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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ISLAND SIX-PLEX with heated
pool close to Bean Point. 3 build-
ings with 2 units in each deco-
rated with the feel of the Island.
Cute and beachy. Near restau-
rants and shops. Can purchase
each building separately too!
$1,450,000. MLS# 91252.

WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
513 69th St. ................... $519,000
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
601 S. Bay Blvd............ $449,500
307 Iris ......................... $495,000
611 Dundee ................... $525,000
536 Key Royale Dr........ $878,400
523 Loquat Dr............. $699,000
106 Gull Dr. .................. $629,000
112 Pelican Dr............... $589,000
518 69th St ................. $389,000
ISLAND HOMES
CONDOS & LOTS
4915 Gulf Dr ............. $1,715,000
Westbay Pt. Moorings #268 $374,000
Beachwalk Townhomes II ..... up to $569,000
308 55th St. Lot........... $197,500
Sun Plaza West #201...... $399,000
Bridgeport #113 .......... $269,900
Beachwalk Townhomes 1 Left .. $499,900
Key West #100 .............. $439,000
408 Pointsetta Rd. ........... $495,000
710 North Shore. Lot. ..... $279,000
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
104 7th St. S.................. $459,000
Ocean Point Terrace #203. $649,000
100 7th St. S................. $750,000
COMMERCIAL
3014 Avenue C #1&2..... $259,000
Southern Breeze.......... $1,450,000
MAINLAND
516 Sanderling Cir........ $245,900
634 Estuary .................... $210,000
Vizcaya #31C............... $129,900
1243 Spoonbill Landings Cr...... $244,500
2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $324,000
618 Estuary Dr. .................... $214,000
Mirror Lake #3401 ................. $87,000
9905 E. Spoonbill Rd............. $675,000
11336 Perico Isles Cr.............. $339,900
1276 Spoonbill Landings Cr......$249,000
1248 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $249,999
517 Lakeside Dr. ................... $118,800
1259 Spoonbill Landings Cr. ... $314,900


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