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Skimming the news ... Daylight Savings Time starts 2 a.m. April 6 spring ahead


Anna Maria



The


Island er


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 21 APRIL 2, 2003 FREE


Anna Maria Bridge repairs due in June


By Paul Roat
Repair work on the 45-year-old Anna Maria
Bridge is scheduled to start in June.
"They'll start work on putting jackets on the worst 15
or 20 pilings," said Florida Department of Transportation
spokeswoman Maryemma Bachelder. She said the work
would cost $200,000 and should not cause traffic delays.
The DOT late last year announced it will spend
$7.2 million over the course of the next 20 years to


repair the 45-year-old bridge linking Holmes Beach to
Perico Island. Initial repairs will cost $6.4 million.
Bachelder said the DOT was still trying to identify
funding sources for the bridge repairs, but had located
enough money to fix the pilings, one of the more seri-
ous of the problems with the span.
The work will include repairs to the concrete piles
including installation of special protective jackets, re-
placement of the joints, patching and sealing the


cracked areas and repairs to delaminated portions of the
bridge, plus addition of a sealant coating.
The special protective jackets have gained popular-
ity in the last few years, DOT officials have said, as a
means to protect the concrete piles from corrosive im-
pacts caused by saltwater.
Other repairs will include a complete replacement
of all electrical components on the bridge and extensive
overhauls of mechanical and structural elements.


Slushy, icy,
slurpy
sellers
Margot Faillance,
age 9, Jonna
Kinney, 10, and
Kayla Clark, 11,
all of Bradenton,
helped sell bakery
items, icys and
stuffed animals at
the Thieves
Market at the
Holmes Beach
City Hallfield
Saturday, March
29. For more
information, see
page 12. Islander
Photo: J.L.
Robertson


Live with seasonal traffic problem


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
learned at its March 26 meeting that it shouldn't expect
any help from the U.S. Coast Guard in relieving the
traffic problem on Anna Maria Island and Longboat
Key during the winter tourist season.
Longboat Key Town Commissioner Jeremy
Whatmough said it took him 90 minutes to make the
10-mile trip from his Longboat Key residence to
Holmes Beach and suggested the BIEO get the Coast
Guard involved to consider changing the times the
bridges are raised.
Currently, the three bridges connecting to Anna
Maria Island are raised every 20 minutes during the day
when necessary, noted Whatmough. Changing the
times to once every 30 minutes might be a big help to
clearing traffic congestion.
Been there, tried that and got the T-shirt, said
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie.
He said he's written several letters to the USCG
District Headquarters in Miami about changing the
times to every 30 minutes, but to no avail.
"They always say they'll look into it, but they
never do," Chappie said. "They tell me those decisions


come from Washington."
According to Bradenton Beach police, said
Chappie, the problem is that the bridge doesn't clear
fast enough if the drawbridge is being raised every 20
minutes. That causes traffic to back up on both ends of
the bridge.
Chappie added that USCG officials in Miami told
him that when the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota is com-
pleted, they will conduct a study of all bridge opera-
tions in the area, including Anna Maria Island. But they
did not elaborate on what they would be looking for, he
added.
"So we just live with it," said Holmes Beach City
Commissioner Don Maloney.
"It's the season," said Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner Sandy Haas-Martens.
"Maybe the solution is to get rid of the Longboat
bridge," quipped Maloney.
Nobody laughed.

Grant program for emergency equipment
The BIEO heard the kind of financial good news
its members like to hear about free money.
PLEASE SEE TRAFFIC, PAGE 4


Lappenings

Last chance this week
for Devil Rays special
This week is the last chance to get tickets to
the special Anna Maria Island Community Center
day at Tropicana Field featuring the home team
Tampa Bay Devil Rays versus the New York
Yankees Sunday.
The game will be at 1:15 p.m. at Tropicana
Field, and the Rays have reserved 1,000 upper
reserve seats for Islanders at $10 each, with $7
going to the Center.
Bus service from the Center is available at
$15 for those who would like a "chauffeur" to drive
to and from the event.
Tickets may be obtained at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, by mail from Scott
Dell, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216, or by
phoning him at 778-1908.

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Anna Maria shore erosion study delayed


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Plans for a study of Anna Maria's eroding coast
along North Shore Drive from the Rod & Reel Pier
northward past Bean Point seem to be headed in the
same direction as the coastline because the funding is-
sue for the study hasn't made it to a city commission
agenda.
That, despite the fact that commissioners at their
Jan. 23 meeting approved hiring Dr. Robert Dean of the
University of Florida for the study, but delayed a line-
item transfer of the necessary funds until the
commission's February meeting.
The delay was to give the public notice of a change
in the budget, but the transfer was not on the
commission's February 27 agenda, nor the agenda for
the commission's March meeting, and it doesn't appear
to be coming up at the April meeting, either.
Although she no longer prepares the commission
agenda, Mayor SueLynn, who brought Dean to the city
last December to do an overview of the eroding coast,
said other issues have taken precedence over the coastal
study, and she's not dropping the ball.
The mayor said she'll consult with Commission
Chairperson John Quam, who now prepares the com-
mission agendas, to get the item scheduled in May.
"It's something that we need to get done and the
sooper the better," the mayor said. "The commission
has'already approved the study, they just need to trans-
fer the funds."
The commission approved Dean's suggestion that
the city engage in a measured monitoring program of
future activity along the designated shore for six
months, in addition to a study examining historical data
and photographs of the area.
Dean said he could perform these two studies for
$6,500 and $3,500 respectively and if the city requests
his services, he'll try to use graduate or undergraduate
students to reduce the cost.
The results of the two studies "should determine
the seriousness of the problem and what to do," Dean
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The north end of Anna Maria, bayside, from the Rod & Reel Pier north to Bean Point, is suffering from
erosion. Islander Photo: Jack Elka
The study might show that among immediate op- to obtain than a request for new groins, he indicated.
tions to ease bayside erosion are more seawalls or A long-term solution, particularly for Bean Point,
higher existing seawalls, and/or refurbishing the exist- would be the city applying for inclusion in the next beach
ing groins that some residents believe were originally renourishment project in eight years, he indicated.
installed in the 1920s. Resident Dale Woodland, who has volunteered to
Dean said the groins are already in place and per- help Dean, has suggested that the study could be done
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More parking issues: South Bay seeks help


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The never-ending story of parking problems in
Anna Maria got a new player in the game recently
when residents at the'end of South Bay Boulevard sent
a letter to Commissioner Duke Miller asking for help
in dealing with problems around Galati Marine and
Rotten Ralph's restaurant.
The South Bay group joins groups near the Tip of
the Island, along Fern Street, along North Shore Drive,
near the Anna Maria Island Community Center, near
the Sandbar Restaurant, along Pine Avenue and across
from Bayfront Park as players in the continual game of-
seeking relief from Anna Maria parking problems.
The residents state that with a new commission
now seated "we are formally requesting the commis-
sion to address the dangerous congestion, turn-around
and litter problems around Galati Marine and Rotten
Ralph's."
Residents first want "no parking" signs installed on
the residential right of way across from the two busi-
nesses because with the current marina reconstruction,
people are parking on the right of way creating "dan-
gerous blind spots on an overburdened city street."
SThe residents want the commission to "require
these businesses to provide sufficient berthing and turn-
around areas for delivery trucks," and provide on-pre-
mises parking for staff, contractors, boat users, consult-
ants and clients.
The situation is so bad, the residents say, the com-
missioners can come down to the end of South Bay
Boulevard any day of the week to "observe the mess."
"We ask the commissioners to schedule a meeting
to address the parking, dangerous congestion, traffic
and litter problems on South Bay Boulevard as soon as
possible," the residents said.
Residents claimed the problem "reduces the qual-
ity of life and lowers property values for the residents."
The letter was signed by South Bay Boulevard resi-
dents Diana Milesko, Frank, Anita and Gina Brulato,
Lenda and Bob Anderson, Toby and Cherie Kinerk,
and Frank Pytel.
Some cars are being parked on a vacant lot across
from Galati Marine and between two residences on
South Bay Boulevard. It is believed the lot is tempo-


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The City of Holmes Beach has applied to the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to
maintenance dredge 31 canals in the city to provide
adequate navigational depth in the selected canals
and channels.
Ten of the canals are located in the Key Royale
section of the city, the application noted.
The application was submitted by the engineer-
ing firm of Ed Barber and Associates on behalf of
the city and asks for a 10-year permit to periodically
dredge the canals and channels.
Approximately 48,297 cubic yards of sand and
silt would be dredged under the permit on an "as-
needed basis to accommodate adequate navigation
for boat traffic."
No new dredging is requested and dredging
would be limited to the depth of the previous project,
or up to 5 feet below the mean low water mark.
All spoil removed would be placed in a self-con-
tained, uplands berm prior to transportation to the
county landfill on Lena Road.
The. application states no runoff will be returned
to the waters and no blasting is proposed. No
seagrasses will be affected, the application states,
and the "buildup of sediment is resulting in constric-
tions to navigation" and an increase in algae in the
canals.
In the application, Barber noted that the Corps
has already given permission to Carlingford Devel-
opment Inc., the company building the Tidemark
Lodge in Holmes Beach, to maintenance dredge
1,900 cubic yards from its basin, and to Holmes


Parking going south
Vehicle owners are parking on the right of way at the end of South Bay Boulevard, causing a dangerous
parking problem for motorists, residents at the end of the street claim. The view here is at the end of South
Bay Boulevard looking north. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


rarily leased from a private landowner and not owned
by the marina.
Carmine Galati of Galati Marine said he and his
family are "extremely sensitive to the property owners
and we are constantly trying to keep that area clear of
vehicles, but some of(the parking) is beyond our con-
trol."
When the marina remodeling is complete, the park-
ing situation should improve considerably at the ma-
rina, he said.
City commissioners are expected to approve fund-


ing at their April 8 meeting for a study of the city's traf-
fic problems by traffic engineers from the city's engi-
neering firm of Baskerville-Donovan. Once that study
is available, commissioners will likely schedule an-
other special meeting on the parking issue.
Mayor SueLynn said she has already advised the
traffic engineers to visit the end of South Bay Boule-
vard and assess that area for inclusion in the report.



Meetingis


Anna Maria City
April 7, 1 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and Edu-
cation Committee meeting on newsrack locations.
April 7, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board committee
meeting on land development code:
April 8, 6 p.m., special city commission meeting.
April 8, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
April 9, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 2, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
April 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public comment, first reading of proposed noise ordi-
nance, Manatee County interlocal agreement for beach
service discussion, Bridge Street merchants open house
special event application for April 4, board appoint-
ments, and commission reports.
April 8, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
April 9, 2 p.i,., city jubilee committee meeting.
April 10, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
April 2, 7 p.m., parks and recreation committee meet-
ing.
April 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
April 10, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
April 9, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, First Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


Beach to maintenance dredge 1,420 cubic yards
from two canals at 63rd Street and 67th Street re-
spectively.
As the proposed project could affect the habitat
of manatees in the area, the Corps said it is asking
for input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection is processing a separate application for its
permit for the project.
Mary Saunders said the canals have been
dredged separately at various times in the past five
to 20 years, but the Corps has no record of an appli-
cation for a single permit for maintenance dredging
to cover 31 locations.
"So that's why we're inviting comment from the
public and affected agencies," she said.
Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe
Duennes said his department and staff at Ed Barber
and Associates have spent the past two years prepar-
ing the application to the Corps.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said once a permit is is-
sued, a priority list of dredging will be established
and the city commission will have to approve funds
in future budgets. No cost estimate has yet been es-
tablished, she said.
Funding to dredge the canals along 63rd Street
and 67th Street has already been approved in a prior
city budget, Whitmore added.
Written public comments on the current applica-
tion are invited by the Corps and may be mailed to
Mary L. Saunders at the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers, P.O. Box 19247, Tampa, FL, 33686, or by e-
mail to Mary.L.Saunders@SAJ02.usace.army.mil.
The deadline for public comment is April 27.


Holmes Beach applies


for canal dredging permit





PAGE 4 APRIL 2, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Wandering dog

saved from

Island canal
Everyone is home and dry and calm now, but
it was a.harrowing few minutes when the Pome-
ranian pooch got itself into the canal.
Karen Sundmaker said she missed her tiny dog
Pepper when she returned from her regular walk.
She looked and looked and called and called, and
reluctantly concluded Pepper had fallen into the
canal behind the house in Anna Maria.
Frantic, she ran to neighbor Don Dryden, a
fellow dog lover, and he joined the search. The
dog was not visible in the water or on land, so
Dryden on a hunch stretched out on Sundmaker's
dock and peered underneath.
Sure enough, there was the errant midget,
wedged between seawall and dock piling after
scrambling up the barnacled wall.
It evidently was hard for Pepper to get there,
and it was just as hard to work the pooch loose
from its tight situation. Dryden did it, though, to
the relief of Pomeranian, Sundmaker and
Dryden.



Traffic troubles will continue
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The good news the BIEO learned is there's a
Florida Emergency Management Preparedness Assis-
tance grant program available whereby municipalities
can get up to $50,000 for equipment such as generators
and portable pumps and lights for use in an emergency
like a hurricane.
Naturally, whenever a city hears about a grant to
help cure a city problem, it seems there's some accom-
panying bad news.
It's too late for the grant application cycle this year,
said Capt. Preston Colby of the Florida Department of
Public Safety's Sebring office, but if Island municipali-
ties start now, they could have their application ready
for next year's funding cycle.
But the "free money" doesn't really come free.
Colby said his office charges $1,200 to prepare the
grant application for a municipality and gets paid
whether the grant is approved or not. He said only the
first grant application ever written by his office was
turned down, but it was approved the following year.
If cities want to write their own grant for the funds,
they can certainly do that, he said, but he and his staff
are aware of all the requirements and city emergency
plans needed to obtain the grant.
He suggested the four cities represented on the
BIEO hold a collective meeting in the near future
where he and his staff will coine and make a full pre-
sentation to discuss particulars and hear the emergency
management plans of each city.
The time to get an application ready for next year
is this year, Colby said.
In the past four years, his office has written suc-
cessful grant applications for Avon Park, Sebring, Plant


Village picnic, politics, pluckers
The annual Cortez natives' picnic Saturday, March 29, was held again at Fulford Fish House in the Village of
Cortez with familiar faces participating, including former Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers, Leo Galle, 1992
Florida Folk Artist of the Year (fiddler) Goose Calbreath, Goose's niece Irie Mazuco, J.B. Crawford, Sherrell
Taylor-Roberts and, seated, Mary Fulford Green. Islander Photo:.J.L. Robertson


Easter traffic woes

from last year
An effort by Manatee County traffic engi-
neers last Easter weekend to utilize portable
sign messages for motorists heading to the Is-
land was a disaster, according to several Island
restaurant owners.
The sign messages on Easter Sunday 2002
told motorists that parking lots on the Island were
full, but owners of the Cafe on the Beach and the
Sandbar restaurants later reported there was plenty
of parking at those locations that day.


City and Polk County (Lakeland), he said.
BIEO officials said they would discuss a collective
meeting with Colby at their April session to be held at
Longboat Key.

Variable message signs
The BIEO also heard a presentation by Bob
Herrington of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization on the establishment of variable
message signs to convey traffic and other information
to motorists heading to and from Anna Maria Island.
The program has been in the works for the past 10
years, Herrington said, and while funding comes from
the MPO, Manatee County traffic officials are now
handling design, purchasing, construction and mainte-
nance of the signs.
Two signs, one at the intersection of 75th Street
West and Cortez Road and the other at 75th Street
West and Manatee Avenue, are already committed,


said Herrington.
Both those signs will be approximately 4 feet by 18
feet and overhang the road, conveying information to
motorists heading to and from the Island, he said.
Holmes Beach has tentatively agreed on two small
signs, each about 3 feet by 5 feet, that will be on the
side of the road. One planned location is near Shells
Restaurant on East Bay Drive, while the other would
be about 500 feet west of Eckerd on State Route 789.
The latter sign would advise motorists travelling from
Holmes Beach about conditions on both Manatee Av-
enue and Cortez Road.
The fifth sign would be on Gulf Drive near Co-
quina Beach. No signs will be located in the City of
Anna Maria.
Maloney suggested the mainland signs could also
be used to convey a message to motorists heading to the
beach to use the shuttle service.
"People have told me they went to K-Mart at
Beachway Plaza looking for the park and ride and
couldn't find anything," Maloney said.
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann agreed the county has done a poor job of
promoting the park and ride service.
Herrington said the variable message signs would
be linked to a central computer and operated by the
Manatee County Traffic Department. Signs could be
changed to read "bridge out," or "parking lots full" or
whatever is needed to aid motorists.
The signs can also be used during an Island evacu-
ation to provide emergency information, he said.
Herrington said he hadn't heard anything from
Longboat Key on that city's position on having a sign
and Whatmough agreed to provide him with that infor-
mation as soon as the town's commission had a chance
to discuss the matter.


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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 2, 2003 0 PAGE 5


Dock construction halted in Bradenton Beach


Construction of a dock fronting Old Bridge Village
in Bradenton Beach was halted by city officials.
Building Official Bob Welch halted construction of
the dock last week when it was determined the struc-
ture was infringing on city riparian rights. The dock
extends out across the street from the under-construc-
tion condo-office project at Third Street South and Bay
Drive South.
"They will have to redesign the dock," Welch said,
explaining that after reviewing the surveys of the area
he determined the dock as originally proposed would
"touch down" on city property.
The constructed dock was apparently modified
from an original design approved by the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers. Welch said the dock would
have extended farther out into Anna Maria Sound than
called for in the original plans.
Welch said the DEP or the Corps usually were very
careful regarding riparian right issues in reviewing
dock permits, but the proximity of a nearby dock and
accompanying title transfers between the city and the
dock's owner may have muddied the waters.
Several years ago, the city allowed construction of a
dock adjacent to Bridge Tender Inn property at Bridge
Street and Bay Drive South. It was later determined that
the city had apparently built part of the boardwalk to the
city pier on Bridge Tender Inn property.


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Construction on this dock at Third Street South was halted by city officials after it was determined the struc-
ture encroached onto Bradenton Beach riparian rights. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


After four years of legal maneuvering, the city
and Bridge Tender Inn owner Dr. Fred Bartizal
agreed to a property transfer: The city got a corner
piece of property and Bartizal's dock, and Bartizal
got a city dock farther south and several hundred feet


of bayfront property.
Welch said the dock confusion regarding the Old
Bridge Village matter has prompted him to require fu-
ture dock applicants to provide surveys of adjacent
structures.


Watch talent, not TV in Anna Maria City


Anna Maria city commissioners March 27 unani-
mously approved a resolution in support of national
TV-Turnoff Week April 21-27.
The resolution, brought by resident Diane Canniff,
calls for parents and children to stop watching televi-
sion for one week and instead, get involved in other
activities like the Anna Maria Village Talent Show
and Ice Cream Social.
Canniff is the coordinator of the 90-minute talent


show scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at city hall.
Acts and performances are limited to five minutes,
and participants should be Anna Maria residents, busi-
ness people, registered guests of Anna Maria accom-
modation properties and at least 10 years old, Canniff
said.
Following the talent show, performers and guests
will be treated to an ice cream social.
Canniff said that participants may perform com-


edy, musical instruments, dance, magic, or anything
else displaying their talent.
If more participants enter than the 90-minute sched-
ule will allow, acts will be selected on the basis of the date
of application and the variety of the programming.
To enter the show, call Canniff at 778-4590, or
leave a note at the Anna Maria City Hall with a name,
address, telephone number, a brief description of the
act and the performance length.


PUBLIC NOTICE
FROM THE CITY OF ANNA MARIA



G CLEAN-UP
Saturday April 5 8 am 3 pm
at the Anna Maria City Pier parking lot
pLEASy\ Yard waste must be separated from other refuse.
SSorry no refrigerators, A/C units, batteries,
Stores or paint will be accepted at this clean-up.
RAIN DATE APRIL 19th
Remember ... Monday is recycle pickup day in Anna Maria.
Please set your blue bin at the curb.
For questions about recycling, call Anna Maria City Hall at 708-6130. ext. 25



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Deja vu, again, again, again
Parking problems in Anna Maria are mounding up
like clams at a clam bake.
The latest to join the fray: South Bay Boulevard.
And ... wow. Do we ever have deja vu! It wasn't
that long ago that some of the same homeowners made
the same complaints.
Bay Boulevard resident Diana Milesko took the
businesses to task in 2001, putting potted plants on the
right of way in front, of her home and the feud was on.
The city mediated and Milesko agreed to remove
flower pots on the south side of her driveway and to
allow parking during "high season."
Rotten Ralph agreed to have his staff clean up in
front of Milesko's home and pay the insurance deduct-
ible if need be for damages to the "wall" along her
property.
Milesko ran for city commissioner that year, to
no avail.
"A permanent solution will be sought pending a re-
view of parking in the area," the building official said.
That solution must have been forthcoming when
another city official notified numerous residents to re-
move right-of-way infringements landscaping,
rocks, trees but enforcement was short-lived.
While some residents were decrying a "gated com-
munity" on South Bay Boulevard, the situation
prompted us to think a gate would be more appropri-
ate at the city limits.
A toll came to mind, say $3.50, which would then
be rebated on purchases at city businesses such as the
Sandbar, where plenty of parking is offered but is of-
ten abused by beachgoers. Businesses would attract
customers and provide parking and then recoup their
money from city hall!
Where are all the enterprising folks who could be
collecting $5 per carload for front-yard parking and
relieving congestion for others?
Of course, that's no more likely to happen than the
very reasonable solutions we've heard, especially from
Sandbar owner Ed Chiles, who suggested the city regu-
late parking by designating streets for even or odd day
parking. His proposal would allow everyone a measure of
relief. Each street in the problem areas would be off lim-
its to parking every other day. Each street would have one
weekend day when there would be no parking.
And what about those homes with right-of-way en-
croachments designed to prevent parking? Enforcement?
Parking Solution No. 1,830 (one per voter,
please) lingers at the end of the road. Just be sure to
take a number.



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Warning to a thief
To the person who stole the Uncle Sam banner
from my yard Thursday night, March 27: That Uncle
Sam was placed after the Sept. 11 attack and remained
standing for months.
When the war with Iraq started I put it back in the
yard to honor our soldiers, who are fighting for our
freedom. They are not fighting for your right to steal.
You disgraced them by stealing a patriotic symbol.
Uncle Sam was also there to honor my Dad, who
was shot in the back during World War II; my
husband's father, who was disabled during World War
II; my husband, who served in the Navy during the
Vietnam conflict; my stepson, who is currently serving
in the Army; and to all of my friends who have family
members serving in the war with Iraq.
The Holmes Beach Police Department, Bradenton
Beach Police Department and the Longboat Key Police
Department have all been notified, so you cannot hide.
You will be found and I will prosecute. See you soon.
Rita Bailey, Holmes Beach

Feels better now
In reference to the article on "High price to AMI
living" in The Islander dated March 26, I couldn't be-
lieve that the Publix supermarket executive said,
"They've got the only store on the Island and the cor-
poration knows people who live here can pay more."
Do they or anyone else know how many seniors
live here on fixed incomes? To drive into Bradenton to
try to find groceries or pharmaceutical supplies at a
lower price, during the season, is taking your life in
your hands.
It is true that tourists that arrive in our paradise and
pay $1,500-$3,000 a month rent can probably well af-
ford the higher prices.
I am aware that we can't fight big corporations and
it's a done deal, but I feel better having said this and am
sure that a lot of local seniors will agree with me.
Wanda Fisher, Holmes Beach


More understanding, please
Oh dear, what's it going to take for people to grasp
that most opponents of the trolley are not in fact against
the trolley itself, only the noise it makes every 15 min-
utes or so when passing your house 16 hours a day?
Being told to "move to the desert" is obviously mis-
guided advice from somebody who does not have to deal
with it on a daily basis. I am going to be bigger than the
person that made that remark by forgiving their ignorance.
Hope you never buy the home you have always dreamed
of and work hard to own, only to have the peace and quiet
shattered a few years later by a similar problem.
I understand that most of the people that love the trol-
ley don't live on the Island or the trolley route the year
around. Please try and both sides and be a bit more under-
standing.
A. O'Donnell, Anna Maria
Awesome Islanders
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I feel so blessed and privileged to live in a place where
people actually care about each other.
Last week I lost my female Labrador whom I love
very much. When she took off on me I was broken-hearted
and posted flyers and she was recovered immediately.
If not for the tip-offs, the many phone calls after
her recovery and the awesome group at Wagner Realty
who cared for her so sweetly, I might be without my
Jesse today. Once again, thank you very much.
Elene Rousonelos, Bradenton Beach
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 2, 2003 1 PAGE .7


Lawsuit wants courts to settle


Holmes Beach land dispute


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A lawsuit filed March 7 by Holmes Beach resident
William Greer against the City of Holmes Beach and
First State Bank wants the 12th Judicial Circuit Court
to decide who owns two 5-foot-wide parcels that adjoin
his property on 73rd Street, but are currently claimed
by the city as part of the right of way.
Greer is the owner of the La Casa Costiera (the former
.Island Plantation) at 7300 Gulf Drive and his lawsuit
claims that his right to determine the setbacks and square
footage for a proposed building on the property is depen-
dent on a determination of ownership by the court.
One disputed parcel is 5 feet by 90 feet while the
other appears to be 5 feet by 275 feet.
The lawsuit claims that Greer's original parcel
deed was filed and recorded in Manatee County on
March 10, 1913, as part of H.T. Watson's revised plat.


In 1946, the plat was "re-subdivided" to form the
West Wind Shores residential subdivision and created
a right of way that was narrower than the previous right
of way by 10 feet and five feet on each side. This five
feet should have been credited to the adjoining prop-
erty owners on either side of the right of way, the law-
suit states.
All of this took place before Holmes Beach became
an incorporated municipality in Florida, but the lawsuit
states that the West Wind Shores replat "vacated" the
original revised plat of 1913.
The lawsuit alleges Greer is "in doubt as to his
rights in the disputed parcel" and asked the court to
declare ownership.
If Greer is granted ownership, the addition of ap-
proximately 1,825 square feet to his property would
affect the setbacks of a 13-unit project he has proposed
on the site.


MCAT claims trolley success


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Despite a noise problem with the Island trolley,
Manatee County Area Transit officials celebrated
the one-year anniversary of the Island trolley March
23 by announcing the trolley had provided 335,283
free trips on the Island during its first year of opera-
tion.
That's an average of 918 riders per day, said
MCAT Marketing Manager Susan Hancock.
She has said previously the free trolley keeps
nearly 200 cars a day off Island streets, but admit-
ted that the free Park-And-Ride shuttle on Sundays
and holidays from the Beachway Plaza in Bradenton
to the Island has not been "a great success."
Hopefully, "citizens will make a greater effort"
this year to be "part of the solution to causeway con-


gestion and use the free shuttle," Hancock said.
But the Island trolley is not without its critics.
Islanders living along the trolley's route have
complained that at 6 a.m. when the trolley begins
service, they are waking up to a sound they liken to
a Boeing 747 jet at takeoff.
Additionally, patrons of the Island Players the-
ater in Anna Maria say the trolley engine drowns out
the sound of the play when it passes the theater at the
intersection of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue.
MCAT engineers are working on the problem of
noise pollution, but have found that the solution
would cost about $100,000 for each trolley.
The trolley engines come with a five-year or
500,000-mile warranty, and without any assistance
from the manufacturers, no solution is readily avail-
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THE BEST 10YEARS


Ten years ago on
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria walkway dispute
In the April 1, 1993, edition of The Is-
lander, the headlines reported that Anna
Maria City Attorney Robert Hendrickson
said the city is not bound by unauthorized
actions of Public Works Director Frank
Tyndall.
That opinion was delivered after
Tyndall admitted he verbally approved
construction of a concrete walkway at a
South Bay Boulevard residence after the
planning and zoning board had denied ap-
proval of the construction permits.
Another headline in that issue asked if
Sarasota Bay could be saved.
A report by scientists affiliated with
the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
outlined steps needed to save Sarasota Bay
from rapid development along its shores
that is polluting its waters, causing harm to
plant and animal life, both on and along the
bay and below it.
Also in the April 1, 1993, issue, The Is-
lander reported that the Island Transporta-
tion and Planning Organization had re-
jected a request by Holmes Beach Mayor
Pat Geyer to allow her city to have two
members on the board because Holmes
Beach has twice the population of the other
two cities.
The ITPO board, comprising mayors of
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach, rejected the request by a 2-1 vote.





PAGE 8 0 APRIL 2, 2003 W THE ISLANDER


Heavy fines for turtle ordinance violations in Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
People caught violating Anna Maria's proposed
sea turtle protection ordinance will pay a stiff, but af-
fordable, fine for a first offense, but second offenses
that go uncorrected could pile up enough fines to force
the offender to find a friendly bank.
That's because city commissioners at their March
27 meeting voted during the first reading of the ordi-
nance to fine first-time offenders $100 for a violation,
but a second offense will cost the guilty party $200 per
day until the violation is corrected.
But violators probably won't just wake up one day
to find an infraction ticket at their doorstep.
Anna Maria Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox told
commissioners that Turtle Watch volunteers who regu-
larly patrol the city's beaches during the April through
October nesting season will give offenders a "high
level" of warnings and advice on what constitutes a
violation of the ordinance.
Only the city's code enforcement officer and
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies assigned to
Anna Maria can issue a citation, but Turtle Watch vol-
unteers can report violations.
Some members of the audience suggested jail time
for a serious offense, but acting Commission Chairper-
son Chuck Webb pointed out that there are state and
federal laws governing turtles and some of those in-
clude a prison sentence.
City Attorney Jim Dye pointed out the city's ordi-
nance covers much more than just the killing of a sea
turtle.
The ordinance covers personal property left on the
beach overnight, lights during night hours that might
affect nesting turtles and hatchlings, new construction
along the beach, and a number of other issues affect-
ing sea turtles and their beach habitat.
The second and final reading of the ordinance is
scheduled for April 24.

City OK with annual audit
The city is in great financial shape, at least as of
Sept. 30, 2002, said accountant Ed Leonard, who per-
formed the annual audit of the city's books for the past
fiscal year.
"It's the best financial report an auditor can give a
city," he said.
The city has no long-term debt and the balance
sheet is "very strong," he said, with a fund balance of
$1.36 million on Sept. 30, 2002.
He did have a few recommendations, including
changing the way the city's fixed-asset records are kept
and using software to monitor unpaid building permit
bills.
But city resident Rick DeFrank announced his re-
turn to commission meetings by asking Leonard what
he's done about the "documented" use of taxpayer
dollars for "personal expenses," such as cell phone
calls, and the overpayment of salaries to various elected
officials last year.
"I have a problem," said DeFrank, "with tax dol-
lars for personal use and it's happened in this city, but
all we get is that everything is 'OK."'
Leonard said the overpayment issue has been ad-
dressed by the city with letters to the respective offi-
cials and the cell phone problem was caused by im-
proper billing procedures from the phone company.
That issue has been addressed and corrected.

Cell tower ordinance
Commissioners also had the first reading of the
wireless communications facilities ordinance and, af-
ter nearly 18 months of debate and at a cost of $25,000
for a cell tower consultant's report, had little more to
add to the document.
But city resident Jane Green said she doesn't un-
derstand what's driving the need for this ordinance, if
cell tower companies don't plan on coming to Anna
Maria.
Maybe they aren't coming, said Commissioner
Duke Miller, but the city needs to have something on
the books to stop cellular communications companies
from just putting up a tower wherever they want. Miller
believes these companies are interested in a tower in
Anna Maria to handle cell phone calls by boaters in
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Mayor SueLynn said the impetus for the ordinance
started when Roser Memorial Community Church an-


nounced in September 2001 it had signed an agreement
for a communications company to place a cell tower on
the church steeple.
Now, however, the church is no longer interested
in a tower and fighting the "anti people," said church
member Dale Powers.
Former City Commissioner Jay Hill suggested the
city look at taxing a cellular communications facility
in the city on the basis of gross revenues.
The second reading of the ordinance was scheduled
for April 24.

Comp plan services
A two-year contract for $56,000 with Tony Arrant
of the nonprofit Florida.Institute of Government for
comprehensive planning services was approved unani-
mously by commissioners.
Arrant held an all-day workshop in the city in Janu-
ary to outline what the city needs to do to meet state
requirements for its comprehensive plan review, due in
two years, and what changes the city could effect in its
comprehensive plan.
Arrant will, in effect, rewrite the city's comprehen-
sive plan for submission to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs in 2005.
He'll also hold a series of workshops and meetings
in Anna Maria during the next two years to discuss the
work accomplished and take input from commission-
ers and the public.
Commissioners had discussed Arrant's proposal at
their March 13 workshop.

City hall architect
Commissioners were a little leery of the proposed
contract with architect J. Thomas O'Brien for architec-
tural services for the remodeling of city hall.
O'Brien wants 8 percent of the estimated construc-
tion cost of $150,000 as his fee, while the commission
has previously budgeted $153,000 for the project to
include the architect's fee.
Commissioners voted to table approval of
O'Brien's contract until SueLynn has discussed the
contract with O'Brien and examined construction es-
timates and the already approved funding of the
project.
O'Brien was selected by the city commission last


year following a competitive bid process.

Capital improvements
SueLynn asked the commission to schedule a spe-
cial meeting in April to discuss and approve a list of
priority capital improvement projects the city needs to
begin as soon as possible.
Commissioners scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday, April
8, for the special meeting and will likely hold a
workshop session afterward to discuss several is-
sues, including information from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental. Protection on the allowable
height for new construction seaward of the DEP's
Coastal Construction Control Line.

Lot split
The commission approved a request for a lot split
at 224 Periwinkle Plaza. The commission had previ-
ously approved the split by a 2-1 vote, but learned later
that under the city's new charter approved by voters
Feb. 11, measures must be approved by a majority (at
least three votes) of commissioners to be binding, not
by a majority of those present at a meeting.
The lot split was approved by a 3-1 vote with
Webb citing his prior objections in his nay vote.

Mayor's update
SueLynn will be returning to Tallahassee this week
to assist the ManaSota League of Cities with lobbying
efforts within the Florida Legislature over proposed
budget cuts that would seriously affect'funding for a
variety of city projects.
She'll also circulate a petition approved by the city
commission against a proposed Florida law that wire-
less communications facilities (cell towers) on govern-
ment property are not subject to local zoning laws, only
building regulations.
"I went crazy when I first heard this proposal," the
mayor said, "especially after all we've been through
with our own ordinance."
However, she said, the legislative committee dealing
with the proposed bill is trying to reject the measure and
give local government's zoning control over cell towers.
The proposed bill appears to be special interest
legislation driven by the cellular communications in-
dustry, Tallahassee lawmakers have told her.

Bartlesman dream
Cultivates Island gem
The Anna Maria Island
Community Orchestra and
Chorus celebrated its 10-
year anniversary by honor-
ing founder Willem
Bartlesman Sunday, March
30, to a standing-room-only
": crowd of devotees at Island
Baptist Church. Bartlesman
received a plaque recogniz-
ing his contribution to the
.. community endorsed by the
S' three Island cities' govern-
.- ments stating "Your vision,
dedication and preseverance
in founding ... a true cultural
gem of the Island and a great
legacy that shall endure."
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy




:;- :- Repeat performance
: -. on 10th anniversary
,;The Anna Maria Island
Community Orchestra and
SChorus celebrated its 10-
year anniversary with a
repeat of the program
featured 10 years ago in
its inaugural event, again
featuring music from
Bach, Handel, Schubert
"* : sand Bernstein. Soprano
soloist Michelle Giglio
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 2, 2003 0 PAGE 9


Commission seeks background on height restrictions


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
When it comes to increasing the city's building
height limitations, Holmes Beach city commissioners
want all the facts on the table and they want them well
documented.
The commission has requested more information
before considering a proposed ordinance amending the
land-development code to allow new construction sea-
ward of the Coastal Construction Control Line to be
built to a maximum of 30 feet above the required mini-
mum base elevation.
Currently, the land development code restricts
building height to 36 feet above the crown of the road
measured at the front center of the property.
The proposed ordinance is intended to take into con-
sideration minimum first-floor elevation requirements set
by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
According to Assistant Superintendent' of Public
Works Bill Saunders, DEP building requirements take
precedence and the requirements for base elevation for
new construction seaward of the CCCL has been
changed from a minimum elevation of 17.4 feet to 19.4
feet.
"Let's find out exactly where these requirements
came from, since none of us [commissioners] seem to
know," suggested Commission Chairman Rich
Bohnenberger.
The city's planning commission submitted its rec-
ommendation to the city commissioners, finding that
the proposed ordinance is not in compliance with the
city's comprehensive plan.
Planning Commission Chairwoman Sue Normand
told the commission that she and fellow planning com-
missioners were concerned because the ordinance al-
lows a 5-foot height increase when the state require-


ments have only changed 2 feet.
"The planning commission believes this ordinance
won't maintain the current level of quality of life and
the consensus of residents don't want us adding height.
Let's not go 5 feet. Just the 2 feet to accommodate the
change in state regulations," Normand suggested.
Both City Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens and
Pat Geyer said they agreed with Normand's suggestion.
Saunders said the 5-foot height increase proposed


Pastor Frank and wife returneth
Pastor Frank and wife Sylvia Hutchison visited the
Island and attended the Sunday concert of the Anna
Maria Island Community Orchestra and Chorus. The
Rev. Hutchison pastored at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church from 1978-95. They now live in Englewood
although Frank has recently accepted a position as
part-time chaplain at Westminster Communities of
Bradenton. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


would accommodate builders who want to incorporate
higher ceilings and more latitude in designing the
roofline.
Planning Commissioner Gary Hickerson argued
before the commission that just because the 5-foot
height allows for a more architecturally pleasing
roofline, the proposed ordinance doesn't require a spe-
cific type of rooftop.
"With this ordinance, one could conceivably get a
taller, uglier house," said Hickerson. "The ordinance
doesn't require a specific architecturally designed roof
line, it just gives space for one, and living in a one-story
home, my quality of life would be impinged."
Bohnenberger asked Saunders to provide the com-
mission with more information regarding the state's
action for the next work session.
"Is it a statute? Is it a rule? No one tonight seems
to know where it came from," said Bohnenberger.
In other business, the commission agreed it would
like to continue its discussion of a possible policy
change to allow a 10-foot second-story side setback for
legal nonconforming 50-foot lots. The commission
agreed to add the issue to its regular meeting agenda in
April. The code currently requires a 15-foot setback on
all second-story side setbacks.
Resident Rebecca Smith told the commission that
current codes pose a hardship for homeowners of
single-story homes on 50-foot legal nonconforming
lots who want to build a second story on their existing
ground-level home.
The consensus of the commission was that it makes
more sense to build upon the existing structure and that
it would take up the same space as a first-floor living
area built above a garage.
The next city commission meeting and work ses-
sion will be at 7 p.m. April 8.


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talk 'art'
Artists Mary Carrillo, left,
and Kathleen Masur,
second from left, were
featured artists last month
at the Artists Guild
Gallery. Here they talk
"art" during the open
house reception with
Lillian Chin and Dorothy
Pon, both of Holmes
Beach. This month's
"First Friday" opening
reception will be Friday,
April 4, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Islander Photo:
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Calling all artists, art lovers:
Celebrate art April 16
The Islander newspaper and Ooh La La! Bistro are
looking for a few good artists. There are only two cri-
teria for the job at hand: They must be gifted and gen-
erous.
Based on the success of last year's event, many
artists have again offered to participate in "For Art's
Sake," a silent auction/benefit to be held from 5 to 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, April 16, on the sidewalk at the spon-
sors' locations in the Island Shopping Center.
All proceeds go to the Anna Maria Elementary
School to enhance the school's art program and provide
much-needed funding for art supplies. New this year
will be the inclusion of work from students at AME -
also offered for purchase by silent auction from 5 to 6
p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend the auction and
reception, hosted by its sponsors, The Islander and Ooh
La La! on the sidewalk in front of the businesses in the
Island Shopping Center. The student artists will have
a reception and auction from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by
the community artists' reception and silent auction.
The roster of artists returning for the second year
includes Carrie Price, Richard Thomas, Woody
Candish, Joe Hutchinson, Linda Molto, Rob Reiber,
Joan and Carl Voyles and many more. We're pleased
to welcome new donor, Island resident Rhea Chiles, a
highly acclaimed artist and wife of the late Lawton
Chiles, governor of Florida.
To offer artwork for auction, or for information on
the event, call The Islander's staff artist Carrie Price,
778-7978.
Come celebrate for art's sake it's all for the
kids!

Players' auditions Sunday
for Shakespeare
Auditions for "Twelfth Night," this year's special
Shakespeare production by the Island Players, will be
at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Players Theater,
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Director Kelly Woodland said she will need a num-
ber of people of all ages, no acting experience required.
The play will run June 24-28. Further information may
be obtained at 794-8762.

Paradise Jam put off
but not abandoned
What was to be the first annual Paradise Jam, origi-
nally scheduled in Holmes Beach Sunday, April 6, has
been postponed ."but not forgotten," said the sponsor-
ing Arthritis Foundation.
Subsequent to the original scheduling, the founda-
tion decided it would have been too near in time to the
Arthritis Walk, which will be May 15 in Bradenton.
But it's only temporarily put off, and the Paradise
Jam will be rescheduled later in the season.

VFW post meets Tuesday
in Bradenton Beach
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8199 will meet
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the old fire station at
201 Second St., Bradenton Beach. Additional informa-
tion may be obtained from Bob DeVane at 778-4400.


Tingley needs replacements
for northbound volunteers
Expecting its ranks of volunteers some-
what depleted by the northward trek of winter
residents, Tingley Memorial Library is looking
for more volunteers to keep the library going
during the summer.
Duties include checking books in and out,
reshelving books and generally assisting li-
brary patrons, said Linda Murphy, library di-
rector.
The library is at 111 Second St., Bradenton
Beach. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, 10
a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Fridays and Satur-
days, 3-5 p.m. Thursday. Further information
may be obtained from Murphy at 779-1208.



Artists Guild to feature
Nierman, first Friday
Faye Rosechild Nierman's "romantic impressions"
will be featured in the "First Friday Opening" at the of
the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Nierman is a multi-media painter who has been
named the guild's Artist of the Month for April.
The guild said some prizes will be awarded to gal-
lery-goers who participate in the "April Fool" theme by
"wearing a crazy hat or button." Opening night hours
on April 4 are 5-8 p.m.
On the guild's agenda Monday, April 7, is a gen-
eral meeting of the organization beginning at 6:30 p.m.
at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Karen Klosky will speak and demonstrate on "Red
Line Painting" and "Reclamation Art."
On Friday, April 11, Anna Maria's Carolyn
Whitmore will demonstrate her techniques in both oils
and watercolors at the gallery from 10 a.m.-noon.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
778-6694.

Writers meet Monday
Robert Parker Fondes will discuss his book
"From the Attic to Military Museums: How to Honor
Your Family by Donating and Preserving Military
History" at a meeting of the Gulf Coast Writers
Monday, April 7.
The organization will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Details are available at 761-9036.


St. Bernard Catholic Church
pancake breakfast Sunday
The final pancake breakfast of the winter season
is planned Sunday morning at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, with
everyone welcome.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee
are on the menu for $3 for adults, $1.50 for children,
from 8-11:30 a.m. A homemade bake sale will be in
conjunction with the breakfast. Details are available
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at Library Tuesday
Freida Ward, author whom the Friends of the
Island Branch Library say is often compared with
Erma Bombeck, will speak at this season's con-
cluding program of the Friends Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 8.
The program is free, open to the public and
first come, first seated at the library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
It will begin at 2 p.m.
Ward is author of "Can You Tell Me Where
I'm Going?" "Threading the Pointy End of the
Needle" and "Serving Gravy with a Slotted
Spoon." She said she bases her writings on her
laugh-out-loud perception of everyday events.
Details may be obtained at 778-6341.


Obituaries


Loy S. Covey
Loy S. Covey, 69, of Bradenton, died March 30.
Born in Belvidera, Ill., Mr. Covey came to Mana-
tee County from North Brook, Ill., in 1973. He worked
for Bradenton Insurance for 29 years in commercial
insurance sales. He served in the U.S. Army. He was
active with Walk to Emmaus Kairos Prison Ministry.
He attended Roser Memorial Community Church.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April
5, at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church,
P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216, or to Florida
Gulf Coast Kairos, Attention Ron Dovey, 4930 Orange
Grove Blvd., N. Ft. Myers FL 33903. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by wife Gayle; sons Stephen R. and
Bruce, both of Bradenton; sister Joy Arai of Suttons
Bay, Mich., and two grandchildren.


Irene T. Gostomski
Irene T. Gostomski, 82, of Bradenton, died March
29.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Gostomski came to
manatee County from Forestville, N.Y., in 1970. She
was a homemaker. She was Catholic.
Visitation and services were April 1. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Society, 5420 Bay Center Drive, Tampa FL 33609.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by daughter Phyllis A.


McMahon of Anna Maria; sons Dominic A. and
Michael T., both of Bradenton; two grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Richard E. 'Rich' Jones
Richard E. "Rich" Jones,
57, of Girard, Ill., and a win-
ter visitor to Bradenton
SBeach, died Dec. 30, 2002,
in Orange, Texas.
Born in Girard, Mr. Jones
S was retired from Monterey
Coal Co. after 24 years. He
.' 'was a member of Knights of
S'Colurnbus-Virden 4th
Jones Council, American Legion,
VFW and St. Patrick's
Catholic Church in Girard.
He is survived by wife Rita and sister Linda
Thebeau of Yuma, Ariz.

Robert W. Macholtz
Robert W. Macholtz, 78, of Holmes Beach, died
March 26.
Born in St. Joseph, Mich., Mr. Macholtz came to
Manatee County from Anderson, Ind., in 1970. He was
a basketball coach at Anderson University for 16 years.
He served in the Navy Air Corps as a pilot. He was a
member of Cedars Tennis Club.
Services were March 31 at Longboat Island
Chapel. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sons James of Holmes Beach and
Steve of Tuscon, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.


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for Center auction early
A week for two in New Orleans during Jazz Week
has been donated to the Affaire to Remember and is
being offered in a silent auction that will have a bidding
deadline of April 17.
Because Jazz Week April 25-May 2 will precede
the Affaire, which will be May 10, that portion of the
Affaire will be awarded at an early silent auction.
The Affaire is the principal fundraiser for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, and confidential bids
on the prize will be received at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, up through April 17.
The bidding will start at $500, said the Center, and
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Sixth Avenue condos violate floodplain regulations


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The owners of two condominium units located at
4004 Sixth Ave. in Holmes Beach have been found in
violation of city codes for maintaining an enclosed liv-
ing area below an elevated property.
Condominium owners Sean Waters and Gerald
Herrick say that their units had enclosed living quarters
with kitchen and bathroom when they purchased them
and both units also had rental tenants.
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
notified Waters and Herrick that the tenants must va-
cate the premise and the apartments, which are part of
the garage area that may only be used for storage.
Both Waters and Herrick have been informed that
the kitchen must be removed and the electrical outlets
must be raised four feet from the floor.
According to Wunderlich, Herrick's unit also has
air conditioning vents in the ceiling, which are linked
to the central air conditioning used for the elevated liv-

DeSoto Seafood Fest

comes to Bradenton
Three days of music, entertainment, classic
cars, children's stuff, and seafood by the mile are
promised this weekend at the DeSoto Seafood
Fest in downtown Bradenton.
Billed as Manatee County's largest street fes-
tival, it will run for most of three days, April 4-6
5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday,
noon-7 p.m. Sunday at Barcarrota Boulevard
and Old Main Street. There is no admission fee,
and parking is free.
Shrimp, grouper and other Gulf catches will
be fried, grilled and served up as the main features
of the festival, along with other food. Entertain-
ment Friday from 8-10 p.m. will be the Billy Rice
Band; Saturday Crosstown Traffic noon-2 p.m.,
Big Z & the SophistiKatz 2-4:30 p.m., Chameleon
5-8 p.m., Steel Horse 8-10 p.m.; Sunday Sun
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ing unit a further violation.
Waters testified that his tenant has already vacated,
the kitchen has been removed and that the electrical
violations have been addressed. He said his property is
ready for Wunderlich to make a final inspection.
The code enforcement board unanimously granted
Waters until April 24 to have his property in compli-
ance and inspected by Wunderlich,
Wunderlich told board members that he under-
stood the tenant in Herrick's illegal dwelling has va-
cated and that Herrick would be willing to address the
other violations when he returns to the Island sometime
in May or June.
The board granted Herrick 14 days to ensure the
tenant vacates the property and until May 10 to bring
the structural and floodplain violations into compli-


ance.
In addition to the kitchen and living quarters, the
board agreed that the bathrooms in these units are also
code violations, since "plumbing" is not allowed below
a base-line elevation.
Wunderlich said that there are numerous properties
with bathrooms containing a sink and toilet that have
been permitted below the first floor of living space and
that the city has not pursued these as violations in the
past as long as the bathrooms did not include a shower
or bathtub.
The board asked Wunderlich to define the city's
policy for the board in writing and instruct it on how
they should proceed with future cases.
The next code enforcement board meeting will be
at 10 a.m. April 24.


Teen sellers by the seashore
Privateens, a youth group affiliated with the Anna Maria Island Privateers, sold hot dogs and sodas to satisfy
bargain hunters at the Privateers Thieves Market Participating teens were Geoff Hall, Josh Armstrong,
Danica Sean, Carlo Petrillo, Brian Morton and Kimberly Kuizon.


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Sandpiper saved,
resident fears abated
The Sandpiper Mobile Resort in Bradenton Beach,
shown here from a bird's eye view, was purchased
from the Vorbeck Co. on March 31 by a group of
Sandpiper residents to retain the property as a
mobile home park and prevent a sale of the property
to a development group that wanted to build condo-
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 2, 2003 M PAGE 13


Variances again continued


in Bradenton Beach


A pair of variances were again continued in
Bradenton Beach.
The city's board of adjustment had first heard a
variance request by Bridgewalk's Sun House restau-
rant, 111 Gulf Drive N., to allow alcohol consumption
within 200 feet of similar establishments Feb. 27. How-
ever, because the petitioners were not present, the
board continued the matter to March 27.
And on March 27, with questions for the city attor-
ney who was not present, the board again tabled the
issue, this time to April 17.
The city commission passed an ordinance several
years ago limiting alcohol sales within the Bridge
Street area, hence the need for the variance for the Sun
House.
A former restaurant, J.C. Gardener's, had received
a similar variance in March 2002. However, that vari-
ance was granted to the restaurant owners, not the prop-
erty and, when the restaurant closed last November, the
variance was no longer in force.
However, City Attorney Alan Prather has said that,
according to city codes, such variances must run with
the property, not the ownership of the property.
"The code provision does not have anything to do


with how the establishment is operated or have any re-
lationship to specific, particular or unique actions that
may occur on the part of the operator or owner of the
establishment. Any decision relating to the granting of
a variance to those provisions as provided by the city
code must deal solely with factors involving the site
location and not who owns it.
"I believe it is clear that abuse could result and that
improper determination could be rendered predicated
upon who the owner is as opposed to the land-use de-
cision relating to the setback or separation issue,"
Prather wrote.
Bridgewalk owner Barbara Rodocker and Sun
House operator Richard Horn said the restaurant would
focus on food rather than alcoholic beverages.
"Being an alcohol establishment is not what we
want to be," Horn told board members. "We are a res-
taurant."
Horn also requested an extension of operating
hours to midnight, rather than the current 10 p.m.
A second variance request was requested by An-
drew and Carol Mincieli, 107 12th St. N., for a storage
shed on the property line within the rear-yard setback.
That matter was also continued to April 17.


Cathy Benjamin of Anna Maria, veteran of
the marathon way to fight arthritis, is looking for
participants in the National Arthritis Walk in
Bradenton in May.
Those interested should declare their intention
soon, she said. They may do so by calling 794-
1400 to sign up for "Cathy's Island Team," or
register online at www.active.com.


Benjamin was one of the finishers in the 2002
Honolulu Marathon with the Arthritis Foundation's
Joints in Motion Marathon Team.
The Bradenton walk will begin a 6:30 p.m. May
15 on Main Street, cross the bridge into Palmetto
and return in time to join the Get Down Downtown
celebration. Each team is asked to raise $100 to
benefit the foundation.


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Students rewrite

classic conflicts with

winning solutions
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Island Middle School students were given the task
of rewriting some classic stories, movies and fairytale
conflicts with a new, happy ending.
The lesson in conflict resolution was given to
sixth,- seventh- and eighth-graders by teacher Janet
Toy in social studies class.
Students were asked to choose from one of the fol-
lowing stories: Cinderella, Robin Hood, Free Willy,
101 Dalmatians, The Little Mermaid, Ace Ventura: Pet
Detective, Lion King or the Three Little Pigs.
After choosing a story, students had to identify the
conflict and rewrite the story with a win-win solution
for all its characters.
Below are four of the stories as written by IMS
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Three Little Pigs
By Lori Manali
There once were three little pigs, all brothers. The
first one, Larry, lived in the country. The second one,
Barry, lived in the city, and Carry lived on the beach.
They had just moved out from their parent's home
and were building their own.
Larry went to the local horse shop to pick up some
hay for his roof. Barry went to the Home Depot and got
some wood for his walls. And, Carry was chopping
down palm trees for his floor.
Around 7 p.m. a wolf came knocking on Larry's
door. He answered, "Hello. How are you?"
The wolf answered, "I want to eat! Give me some
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steak. "Thanks," said the wolf andhe went back home
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Anna Maria
Elementary School
students Wyatt
Easterling, Kelly
Guerin, Ben
Valdivieso and
Breann Richardson
were named the
"2003 Hot Shot
Champions" after
77 winning a 60-
second basketball
S- shooting contest
held during physi-
cal education
classes. Students
attempted to make
shots from different
distances, earning
points for each
shot. Easterling
and Guerin are the
male and female
winners for the
second- and third-
grade division.
Richardson and
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and fifth-grade
division. Islander
Photo: Diana
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the wolf.
"Give me some food or else," the wolf said!
Barry drove to Boston Market and picked up some
chicken. Thank you very much the wolf replied and
went home.
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Carry heard a knock-knock on his door so he an-
swered.
"I want food now," the wolf said loudly.
So Carry went down to the ocean and caught the
wolf some grouper. The wolf really appreciated this
and went home without destroying homes and making
a mess.

Cinderella
By Chrissy Wolfe
Once upon a time there were three sisters and a
mom. One sister was treated as a slave and wished not
to be. The other two sisters and mother were preppy.
While one day the mother and sisters were prep-
ping to go to the market, they heard a knock at the door.
The slave, Cinderella, answered. A man in a suit
was holding out an envelope and said, "This goes to all
the young ladies in this household." Then he walked
away.
Cinderella shut the door and soon the mom and
sisters came.
"I'll take that!" all three said.
"The man said it was for all the ladies in this house-
hold so I'm included in this," Cinderella said anxiously.
"You're not a lady. You're a rag muffin slave,"
they all laughed as they-walked off.
Cinderella sat there and overheard them talking
about what was in the envelope.
"A ball, a ball we're invited to a ball. So the prince
can choose a wife?" One sister said.
"Well all young ladies get to go. May I go?"
Cinderella asked.
"Yeah, sure, if you clean the whole house without
one speck of dirt anywhere!"
Cinderella went to bed in deep thought on how to
clean the whole house without one speck of dirt left.
She thought and thought then an idea came to her. She
would get her friends of the forest to help her clean.
She'd ask the birds, deer, mice and of course, the dog.
She let all sleep except her and her friends. They
cleaned the whole house and in time before the sisters
awoke, her friends of the forest made four lovely


dresses for them all.
The mother and sisters awoke to find the four
lovely dresses. But one sister dropped a speck of dirt
and said, "Everything is not clean. You can't go to the
ball!!" They all laughed.
"Well, I made four dresses and found you all royal
dates. So now may I go?"
The sisters all gathered around and they said, "Yes
you can go."
So they all went to the prom with their royal dates
and Cinderella got the prince.

Lion King
By Kiah Staib
There is a strong love between Mufasa and his son,
Simba. Mufasa is the king of the "circle of life" and he
protects everyone and makes sure all are happy. Simba
is preparing to become king.
Meanwhile Mufasa's brother, Scar, and his hyena
henchmen are a little bit jealous. But they don't actu-
ally have to be king to feel like one.
Scar and his friends make sure everyone is safe and
they help out when there are problems. So that makes
them feel good. All they had to do is act like a king and
they were one.
Everyone treated them with respect, not because
they had to, but because they wanted to. Everybody
helped each other and all were happy.

Robin Hood
By Marisa O'Brien
Once upon a time there was a man. His name was
Robin Hood. Every day he would go and take money
for the poor. The guards thought he was an outlaw. All
of the guards were after him. The King has not given
them his permission.
But one day, one guard went to the King and said,
"Sir! I have some very important information. We have
seen a man with a hood. This man is a robber and thief.
We see him as an outlaw. Every day the little hooded
man steals your money. We want to dispose of him. We
were wondering if we could catch him?"
The King replied, "Yes, you may catch him. But,
you must bring him to me."
Then the guards were very aware. Looking around


THE ISLANDER E APRIL 2, 2003 N PAGE 15
every comer. Five hours later they found Robin Hood.
Once they found Robin Hood they brought him to the
King.
Then the King asked, "Why have you been taking
my money?"
Robin Hood replied, "Have you seen the people be-
low? Not the rich ones, the poor ones. Every day they are
starving for food. Begging for money. They cannot pay
their taxes. Since they cannot you throw them in jail.
"I take your money for the poor and hungry. You
try being poor for one week. You would not be able to
do that. Because you sit up here counting your wealth.
A true king would not take money from your citizens.
Instead you would give them money."
The words Robin Hood said were true. The King
was crying. The King told Robin Hood that he could
take as much money as he needed. After they talked the
King and Robin Hood became good friends.

Anna Maria Elementary
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Monday, April 7
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Juice
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Fruit
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Juice
Lunch: Hot Dog or Fruit, Cheese and Muffin Plate,
Baked Beans, French Fries, Fruit
Wednesday, April 9
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Breaded Chicken Patty,
Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Mixed Vegetables,
Fruit
Thursday, April 10
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Friday, April 11
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Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Tuna Salad Sandwich, Peas
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Longboat Chamber hosts
two events next week
Two disparate events will be presented next week
by the Longboat Chamber of Commerce:
On Tuesday, April 8, the chamber will have a
"Toot Your Own Horn" breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. at
the Hungry Fox restaurant, 419 St. Armands Circle.
Cost of the networking meeting is $5 for members, $10
for guests.
Thursday, April 10, the chamber will host "Whale
Done," a seminar to teach how to increase productiv-
ity and "eliminate demoralizing situations and negative
energy" at the workplace.
The $85 seminar will be from 5-9 p.m. at the cham-
ber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, including the
price of the book on which it is based, Ken Blanchard's
"Whale Done."
Information may be obtained and reservations
made to either event by calling 387-9519.

McKeever will address
Off Stage Ladies
Michael McKeever, playwright who wrote the Is-
land Players' May 8-18 production, "Open Season,"
will speak at a meeting of the Off Stage Ladies
Wednesday, April 9.
The Players' auxiliary will have a luncheon meet-
ing at 11:30 a.m. at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St.
W., at the mainland end of theCortez Bridge.
Additional details may be obtained and reserva-
tions made by calling Marilyn George at 778-7423 or
Marge Ebel at 792-7818.

1,000 baby birds need help
from volunteers like you
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is looking for
volunteers to help care for the estimated 1,000 baby
birds that will come through the sanctuary between
April 1 and the end of September.
Those interested may volunteer at the sanctuary, on
City Island off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge
to Longboat Key, or by calling 388-4444.

Parents group to meet 4 2 jh
The Parents Support Group will meet from 6-7:30
p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For details, call 778-1908.


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David Inkrott on their visit for SMYLE "Show Me
Your Lotion Experience." The promotion began in
1999 and has been running strong each spring and
summer since, with Hawaiian Tropic "girls" visiting
stores in Florida. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Its time: October
The movie "Out of Time" starring Denzel
Washington that was filmed partly on location in
Cortez last summer is now scheduled for release
on Oct. 3.
The film features the Oscar-winning Wash-
ington as a small-town Florida sheriff who is
framed by his girlfriend for stealing evidence in
a court case.
"Out of Time" was also filmed in Boca
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letter of resignation to Chairman Jim Gloth.
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Cortez 'villager' designs spiffy electric car


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A new neighbor who has designed 25 cars has cre-
ated a new vehicle that will help relieve urban traffic
congestion and would fit admirably on Anna Maria
Island.
It is a "neighborhood electric vehicle" with a 40-
mile range, 35-mph speed, great acceleration and ma-
neuverability and all the quiet anyone could ask.
Named Isigo, it was designed and developed by Piero
Rivolta.
Rivolta is a new "villager" in Cortez and an inter-
national entrepreneur who bought the old Sigma fish
house in Cortez where he proposes to build a boatell."
The Isigo (pronounced "easy-go") is the electric-
powered version of a gasoline- or diesel-powered ve-
hicle Rivolta designed for Europe, where it is selling
well, he said. All are the descendants of the 1952 gaso-
line-powered Isetta, designed by his father in Milan,
Italy, and manufactured by BMW, which sold 200,000
of them.
He and his father Renzo manufactured six major
lines of autos in Italy and he "practically grew up in the
family automobile manufactory in Milan." Piero came
to the Gulf Coast "much warmer than Milan" -
permanently in 1980, making his home on Bird Key
with his wife; daughter and son, another Renzo who
currently is directing the Cortez development; the
daughter and her husband run Rivolta's Italian com-
pany.
The Isigo prototype was made in Italy by the firm
that manufactures the gasoline version. It was tested
extensively by the University of South Florida Clean
Energy and Vehicle Research Center, passing with
highest grades.
It fits somewhere between a motorcycle and a car,
light and strong, weatherproof, comfortable interior,
stainless steel chassis, alloy wheels, roll bar for safety
"a tiny SUV," said its designer.
The acceleration is almost scary at first, and
Rivolta said he's going to put a heavier spring under
the accelerator so nobody overdoes it inadvertently.
The motor is powered by underseat batteries that are
recharged from a regular home or office electrical
outlet.
There's plenty of room. Rivolta is a bulky six-
footer and he fits so easily behind the wheel that it ap-
pears able to accommodate a Warren Sapp. Windshield
wipers, tires, lubrication, controls, everything is. con-
ventional car.
It comes in a choice of eight body colors, four for
the soft top, five for the interior.
.Suitable for most streets and suburban roads, it-is


Piero Rivolta and his electric vehicle. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


aimed at the under-$10,000 market. Cost of operation
is pennies.
Rivolta plans to use the prototype, when it is li-
censed, to commute between his Bird Key home, his
office in downtown Sarasota and later Cortez.
Rivolta is talking with prospective manufacturers,
from golf cart makers to producers of full-size cars,
who would build the Isigo under license.
Other versions are being developed in Rivolta's
design companies in Brazil and Milan, aimed at the
South American, Asian and European markets. The
Brazil operation has just redesigned and upgraded the
Toyota Corolla; the Milan branch designs trains, sub-
ways, trams and cars.
They're all part of Rivolta's long love affair with
automobiles. He has designed 25 vehicles and manu-
factured six models, all high-performance and a com-


bination of utility and beauty. He even built a Formula
One, the ISO Rivolta Marlboro, and raced it for two
years before turning it over to his crew.
But that phase of his life is pretty much over.
"I don't enjoy cars much any more," he said. "The
1960s were the golden age for cars. Now there's so
much regulation, so many big corporations involved, so
many compromises in these committee-designed cars
that there's no creativity involved. They're just for use
and nothing else.
"I prefer boats. There's still great creativity in
them, room for individuality and personality." He
would know he sails a 60-foot cutter and just built
a 90-foot space-age sloop as well as producing 38-foot
jet boats.
If the Isigo is indeed his last automobile, he's cer-
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IMS students enriched with tolerance


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Island Middle School students are learning the.
meaning of tolerance. Through an enrichment curricu-
lum offered by Mary Mazza, students are learning that
lack of understanding another point of view can lead to
intolerance.
Mazza has designed a "webquest" with a series of
questions that will gauge their tolerance of different
issues, such as sexual preference and religion. The
webquest will also provide different activities and les-
sons to help change some preconceived notions stu-
dents may have. Mazza calls her webquest "turning
attitudes."
"Middle school students are at a point in their lives
when they are forming ethical and value decisions,"
Mazza said. "Sometimes they lack the tolerance of
someone without the same mind-set."
The webquest and other activities Mazza has
planned are designed to open dialogue between stu-
dents and with Mazza about what they learn about


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Another tool Mazza plans to use is poetry. She said
a poem can be used as a guide to put oneself in some-
one else's shoes and feelings.
She also wants students to research what it was like
to be a Japanese-American citizen in the United States
during World War II and do a mock interview or skit
about what they've learned.
The enrichment program is also meant to develop
higher-level thinking skills and to help students gener-


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Students will be expected to do much of the work
on their own and then meet with Mazza prepared to
discuss the activities and research they've done. Mazza
said students involved in the enrichment program meet
with her every other week.
Mazza works primarily with students who have
been identified as "gifted," although she said all of her
enrichment programs are open to any student with the
interest, drive and motivation to participate;


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Anna Maria City Commission Chairperson
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cancer, but is now recuperating at home and ex-
pects to return to his commission duties within a
few weeks.
In his absence, meetings will be chaired by
Deputy Commission Chairperson Chuck Webb.


Reception for Murray
exhibition is Friday
A one-woman exhibition of works by Sonia Adam
Murray will be at the Anna Maria Island Art League
gallery from April 4-30, with the opening reception
Friday, April 4.
The reception will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Hours
there are 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Details
may be obtained at 778-2099.


The Chamber baby
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Kristin Heintz, vice president of membership ser-
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and husband Lee welcomed their baby Monday morn-
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Palma Sola's Galleria
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Palma Sola Botanical Park will host an open house
Thursday, April 3, to show off its new Galleria build-
ing.
"This is an opportunity for event planners, caterers,
florists and other interested individuals to check out the
facility as a location for weddings, meetings, parties
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Civic group will hear Commissioner Maloney


Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don
Maloney will speak at a meeting Saturday, April 5,
of the Holmes Beach Civic Association.
The association will meet at 10 a.m. at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
It is open to the public, especially people inter-


ested in potable water sources, flooding, drainage
and the like, which Maloney has researched on be-
half of the city over the years, according to the as-
sociation.
Details may be obtained by calling the
association's Joe Bracken at 778-4012.


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Cute as a Button: Emmie Gallagher


'Cruisin' to Fashion' benefits Island Chamber
The annual spring fashion show and luncheon was held last week at the Bradenton Country Club. Members of
the chamber and their family members modeled fashions from AMI West, Jennifers, Mister Roberts
Resort Wear, Sun & Surf Lifestyle Apparel, White Egret and Two Sides of Nature. Islander Photos: Jack Elka


Shoppettes: Dotti Dickinson shops the pre-fashion show boutique of AMI West with Raina Kennedy, Teri
Bennett and Marcia Brewer.


Tan and Adorable: Irene Pearman and Emmie
Gallagher.


Perfect Match: Cindy Langston and Courtney Wash


Men in Black: John Jaeger and Al Galletto.




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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 2, 2003 0 PAGE 23


Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria
March 20, 900 block of Bay Boulevard, criminal
mischief. According to the report, someone scratched
the paint along the side of a woman's vehicle with a
key or other sharp object.
March 21, 700 block of North Shore Drive, bur-
glary. According to the report, someone entered a
man's unlocked vehicle and took the-contents of the
glove compartment.
March 22, 700 block of North Shore Drive, tres-
pass warning. A woman called police to issue a trespass
warning after two young men reportedly walked down
her driveway and past her rental property on their way
to the beach.

Bradenton Beach
No reports.

Holmes Beach
March 23, 500 block of 75th Street, missing per-
son. A man reported his teenage daughter missing af-
ter she did not return home from a date with her boy-
friend. According to the report, Manatee County
Sheriffs Office deputiIs located the girl and she was
returned home. /
March 24, 3007 Gulf Drive, Mr. Bones restaurant,
theft. According to the report, a man left the restaurant


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Police Officer Henry
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Right said. "He wanted to
know what I wanted to do
with it so I asked him to get
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house as possible so he
walked it out to the
beachgrass near the beach
access. I think I'll stick next
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Wednesday, April 2
7 to 8 a.m. Anna Maria City Pier Regulars at the
Anna Maria City Pier at the end of Pine Avenue, Anna
Maria. Information: 778-7062.
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island lun-
cheon meeting at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307
Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
6p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent's support group with
Shirley Romberger at the Anna Maria Island' Commu-
Snity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, April 3
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP tax help at Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 888-227-7669.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art workshop by Cheryl
Jorgenson at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 792-3008. Fee ap-
plies.
10:30 a.m: to 1 p.m. Watercolor classes with
Sue Lynn Cotton at-the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
4 to 6 p.m. "The New Perfect Place" galleria
open house at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800
17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Mixed-level yoga with Roxane
Dinkin at the Island Fitness Center, 5317 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 727-8799. Fee applies.
7 to 8 p.m. GIRLS teen program at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
8 p.m. Opening night of "Camelot" at the
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Infor-


mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, April 4
10:30 a.m. to noon "Fun Shop" with Angela
Jackson at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
5 to 10 p.m. De Soto Seafood Festival with
music by Chameleon and the Billy Rice Band on
Barcarrota Boulevard and Old Main Street, Bradenton.
Information: 747-1988.
5 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for Faye
Rosechild Nierman at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.
Fee applies.
6 to 10 p.m. Village of the Arts weekend art walk
between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West,
Bradenton. Information: 741 8056.

Saturday, April 5
10 a.m. Holmes Beach Civic Association pre-
sentation on city infrastructure with-City Commissioner
Don Maloney at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4012.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Village of the Arts weekend art
walk between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West,
Bradenton. Information: 741 8056.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. De Soto Seafood Festival
with musical guests Crosstown Traffic, Big Z and the
Sophistikatz and Steel Horse on Barcarrota Boulevard
and Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 747-
1988.

Sunday, April 6
Noon to 7 p.m. De Soto Seafood Festival with
musical guests Crosstown Traffic and Big Z and the
Sophistikatz on Barcarrota Boulevard and Old Main
Street, Bradenton. Information: 747-1988.
1 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Center
Day at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Rays vs. Yankees.
Buses available from the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.


Monday, April 7
8:30 a.m. Internet class for beginners at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
9 a.m. to noon -Stepping-stone craft class with
Glen LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
10:15 a.m. Author Robert Parker Fondes dis-
cusses how to honor your military family history at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 761-9036;
7p.m. Artists Guild Gallery general meeting with
singer Karen Klosky at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-1788.
7p.m. "Observing Our Living Planet from Outer
Space" by Gene Feldman at Mote Marine Laboratory,
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information:
388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 8
8 to 9:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce "Toot Your Own Horn" at the Hungry Fox Res-
taurant, 419 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information:
387-9519. Fee applies.
9 to 10:30 a.m. Stepping-stone craft class with
Glen LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Watercolor classes with
Sue Lynn Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. 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.
2p.m. Author Freda Gower Ward at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
7:30 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.
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THE ISLANDER U APRIL- 2, 2003 U PAGE 25


Calendar
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
8199 meeting at the old fire station, 201 Second St. N.,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4400.

Wednesday, April 9
10:30 a.m. Friends book club at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
Noon Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Manatee Players present "Camelot" at the
Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton,
through April 20. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
Invitational art exhibit at Temple Beth Israel, 567
Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, March 30 through April
2. Information: 383-3428.
ArtTarget exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through
April 30.
Group show for B.H. Ershel, Itallo Botti, Robert
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"Painted Lives" exhibit by Miki Boni at Kaos Gal-
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Pompano, lobster rule changes proposed; old haunts


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission is considering lowering the daily recreational
bag limit for pompano, reducing the commercial har-
vest, and also changing the bag limit for spiny lobster.
Both actions would help eliminate over-harvesting,
officials said.
Pompano stock assessments indicate pompano are
undergoing over-fishing on both coasts of Florida.
Expected reductions in harvest and fishing effort, fol-
lowing implementation of the net limitation amend-
ment in 1995, have not occurred on the species. Prior
to 1995, commercial harvests accounted for approxi-
mately 70 percent of pompano landings; today, recre-
ational fishermen catch more than 60 percent of pom-
pano in Florida.
Commercial landings and fishing mortality de-
clined in 1996 but quickly rose to levels similar to, or
higher than, before the use of entanglement nets was
prohibited, according to FWC reports. There has also
been a large increase in reported commercial landings
from federal waters since 1995, when a legal federal
waters gill net fishery developed.
Despite high exploitation rates, the number of pom-
pano entering the fishery each year has been relatively
stable on both coasts since the early 1980s. The pompano
spawning stock appears to be resilient to higher levels of
fishing pressure, and significant harvest reductions do not
appear to be warranted. However, it is estimated that
pompano harvest needs to be reduced by approximately
10 percent to eliminate over-fishing.
To reach that 10 percent reduction, FWC is propos-
ing to lower the total recreational bag limit for pompano
and permit from 10 to five fish daily. It also wants to re-
duce the commercial trip limit in state waters from 250 to
175 pompano and apply this limit to federal waters in
addition to state waters, action FWC expects would reduce
the commercial pompano harvest by 7 percent.
The current minimum size limit for pompano is 10
inches fork length, and the maximum size limit is 20
inches fork length. Recreational anglers may keep one
pompano greater than 20 inches, but the sale of pom-
pano less than 10 or greater than 20 inches is prohib-
ited. Pompano is designated as a restricted species, and
must be landed in a whole condition.
On the lobster front, FWC is proposing changing the
current rule that allows a daily recreational bag limit of six
lobsters per person or 24 lobsters per boat, whichever is
greater, to six lobsters per person and dropping the ves-
sel allowance. It also wants to reduce the special two-day
sport-season limit in Biscayne National Park from 12 to
six crustaceans per day, and to start a phase-out of the
special recreational crawfish license by reducing the 50-
lobster daily bag limit by 5 lobsters each year.
Recreational lobster season runs from Aug. 6
through March 31.
FWC is also pursuing legislation to establish a spe-
cial two-day sport season license for all recreational
harvesters in Monroe County that would cost up to $10.
The change in the lobster rules is prompted by an in-
crease in commercial diver lobster landings due in part
to the use of illegal artificial structures called "casitas"
Sin the lower Keys, FWC officials said. Casitas are
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The FWC is also proposing new rule language that
expressly prohibits the harvest of spiny lobsters from
illegal artificial structures.
Public hearings on both pompano and lobster rule
changes will be held May 28-30 in Kissimmee.

Fire tales
A friend and I were going over some history books
on the Island and Longboat Key last weekend. We
came across a mention of the old Broken Reef restau-
rant-bar on the key in Ralph Hunter's "From Calusas
To Condominiums." It was a popular spot in the late
1960s, located at the northwest tip of Longboat just
across the Longboat Bridge.
When I was a little Roat, my dad and I would go
there for a cheeseburger after a morning boating around
the pass or Beer Can Island. My folks sometimes
stopped by in the evening for a beverage or two, and
happened to be there in the early evening of the night
it caught fire and burned.
In "Anna Maria Island in Days Past," a pictorial
history of the Island, there is depicted another bar, the
Oar House in Bradenton Beach, that also caught fire
and burned.
The Oar House was an incredibly popular place -
although short-lived located right on the Gulf of
Mexico where the Anna Maria Island Club is today.
The bar dated back to at least the 1920s as the Gulf
Park Hotel, and at the time was probably the oldest
structure on the Island. In its heyday in the mid-1970s,
the place hosted the likes of the Allman Brothers Band,
Tom Waits, and a slew of other musical greats.
I remember one Sunday afternoon when cars of
Oar House patrons were parked as far north as Mana-
tee Avenue.
David Reid (now living and working in Holly-
wood) was an owner and was kind enough to offer his



Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 29 horseshoe games
were Adin Shank of Bradenton and Tom Skoloda
of Anna Maria City. Runners-up were George
Landraitis and Ron Pepka, both of Bradenton.
Winners in the March 19 games were Tom
Markley of Holmes Beach and Herb Puryear of
Anna Maria City. Runners-up were Fritz Erdrich
of Bradenton and Dean Rowe of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way every
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thoughts on the final night 24 years ago:
"Fire was February 21, 1979, right before mid-
night. Was it Dan Mobley or Jay Crawford that was
playing? A Wednesday night. Gary Taylor was there,
weekend bouncer and (still) lifelong friend. I remem-
ber my biz partner Warren Jerrems coming in the of-
fice door, which was accessible from behind the bar.
He said 'We have a fire.' I thought he said we have a
'fight,' certainly more apropos for the time. I was nap-
ping on seven cases of Heineken that's how tall I am
- since we opened for happy hour at 7 a.m. until 10
a.m. for the Tropicana and Miller trailer shifts and
called last call at 2:30 a.m. we were there A LOT, so
we dozed when we could. I remember Warren taking
the cash sacks and the evening till and throwing it in the
floor safe. Then we ripped the security doors off the
liquor license. I knew our old boss Dick Dewey would
buy any full cases from us.
"I know it was a weird presence of mind, but War-
ren and I had just bought the business from Vorbeck
and the other guy the biz only, not the property. We
had liability insurance but the fire insurance wasn't
even quotable. No insurance and a $12,000 note from
Dick Turner at Westside Bank.
"We got several cases out to the parking lot,.two
cases of Crown Royal Pat Timmons was a regular
then, and two cases meant we were low plus Wild
Turkey and Black Jack Daniel's in the day there was
still a green label. We got those in the middle of the
parking lot just when one of the three-story pillars fell
toward the boxes and landed directly on the booze. Big
blue flame it would cost a lot to replicate in Holly-
wood, and it cost a lot then.
"There were lots of things said by lots of people
regarding the cause. Many blamed [then Mayor] Dick
Connick. As it was, we were investigating the option
of suing him under a civil rights law that prevented an
elected official from using the office for his own gains,
since he was hassling us relentlessly about parking so
much we were taking pictures of his cops taking pic-
tures of the parking lot and customers.
"I do know the volunteer firefighters were there
quickly and handled their job well. It was an intense
fire, and much glass was melted from the heat when we
picked through the ashes the next day. Anyway, the
boys kept neighboring structures unharmed, although
the paint on the building due south was a little toasted.
I know we gave the firefighters the best blaze they
probably ever fought on the Island three stories of
80-year-old wood.
"I guess I should put a few of the T-shirts I have
left on e-Bay."
My mom and dad were at the Broken Reef the
night it burned. I was at the Oar House earlier in the
evening before it too caught fire and burned and
then to photograph the inferno for the old Islander
newspaper. In looking back, it's no wonder bar own-
ers don't like me much.

Sandscript factoid
The Gulf Park Hotel and its accompanying Gulf
Park Trailer Park, now the Sandpiper Mobile Resort,
once had a pier that ran out into the middle of Anna
Maria Sound to allow patrons access via ship from
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Fishing school April 9; kingfish run has started


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Be sure to register now for the Islander Fishing
School, which will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday,
April 9, in the auditorium of the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Joining me to discuss angling techniques will be
Capt. Rick Gross, Capt. Larry McGuire and Capt.
Thom Smith.
The $25 fee will go to benefit the elementary
school, and will include The Islander "More Than a
Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt for paid adults, lots of door
prizes, a $50 cash drawing and a one-day charter draw-
ing. Kids under the age of 16 will be admitted free as
long as accompanied with a paid adult.
Call me at 779-9607 or The Islander at 778-7978
to pre-register.
On the fishing front, the big news is the kingfish
run that has started offshore. Fish to 25 pounds are
being reeled in, with some reports having kings caught
within 300 feet of shore. Spanish mackerel are also
thick in the Gulf of Mexico right now, with good re-
sults coming from the offshore artificial reefs.
In the bays, snook, trout and redfish are the best
bets.
And cobia are starting to really hit right now.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers Marina said his offshore grouper fishing is
"normal," with lots of reds and gags to 25 pounds.
Snapper action is still good, with some fish to 5 pounds,
and cobia are starting to show up.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of Catch-
ers said his charters caught several keeper-sized snook,
with one at 39 inches in length. He's also getting into
the kingfish run, with one trip producing four kings up
to 25 pounds. He is also bringing back all the mackerel
anyone could want right now.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said kingfish is the big
news for him, with a few caught just 100 yards from
shore. He's also catching lots of Spanish mackerel.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the
artificial reefs are loaded with mackerel, and a few
kingfish were caught last week in the 25-pound range.
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pompano, mackerel, flounder, snapper to 5 pounds, and
even a 12-pound tripletail. There are still lots of sheeps-
head hanging around the pilings, too.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are catching
lots of mackerel in the mornings, a bunch of sheeps-
head to 5 pounds, plus a few snapper and pompano.
One cobia was hooked but lost.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's been catch-
ing lots of kingfish, cobia, Spanish mackerel and black
tip sharks up to 80 pounds. In the backwaters, he's find-
ing that bluefish and trout are coming on strong.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's doing well with cobia to 25 pounds,
snook to 32 inches in length, redfish to 22 inches and
trout to 22 inches, plus he's catching a lot of mackerel
and a few kingfish off the beaches.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are catching huge trout to 25 inches in
length and a few redfish. Boaters report mackerel are
thick offshore, and a few kingfish are being brought
back to the dock.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's seeing good-sized snook coming to the dock, plus
a few redfish and lots of mackerel.
Capt. Doug Moran caught several kingfish up to
25 pounds and a few cobia to 30 pounds, plus snook
Sand redfish.
Capt. Scott Hopp, co-host of the Sports Animal
Fishing Show on WDAE radio 620 Sunday mornings
from 8-10 a.m. said he had a good trip offshore with
limit catches of red and gag grouper.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road told me he's been putting his charters onto snook
to 29 inches, redfish to 27 inches and trout to 20 inches,
all on artificial lures in either Miguel Bay or Terra Ceia
Bay.
-On my boat Magic we caught two cobia, snook to
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PAGE, 28 P APRIL 2, .2003 U THE ISLANDER



Islanders excel across the bridge!


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Felicia Rivera, Nick Tankersley and Chandler
Hardy just completed their first season of Manatee
Magic soccer. Felicia plays for the U13 Magic girls
and, although they struggled for much of the regular
season, they put together a four-game winning streak
to advance to the Region C Final Four.
Felicia was a big part of the team's success down
the stretch, starting at stopper or central defender dur-
ing a run that saw Felicia and her fellow defenders al-
low only.one goal. The Magic defeated Inter United 1-
0 and the Seminole Strikers 3-0 to advance to the
quarterfinals in Seminole.
There the Magic came up with a 2-1. win over West
Pasco before shutting out Lakeland 1-0 to advance to
the Region C semifinals.
The U13 Magic lost toEast Lake by a 2-0 score to
end their end-of-season run.
Nick and Chandler played for the U9 Manatee
Magic team that rolled to a 14-7-3 regular-season
record, but they fell short of advancing to the title game
when they dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to
Central Pasco.
They advanced to the semifinals by defeating West
Pasco 3-0 in their first game before tying the Tampa
Knights 1-1 in their second game.
Chandler and Nick both played pivotal roles in the
success of the team from their midfield positions.
Several Islander basketball enthusiasts are making
the lonnnnnnng trip.across the bridge to play basketball
at G.T. Bray Park's youth basketball league. Clay Orr
is playing for the Bulls, while Mike Wallen plays for
Capalbos in the 16-17 age division. The Lady Hurri-
canes in the 11-14 girls division boast Heather
Dearlove, Whitney Bauer, Danielle Mullen, Cadie
Carden, Ryane Carden and Celia Ware as team mem-
bers. They are currently 2-0, which puts them in first
place.
Ian Douglas, Matt McDonough, Kevin Kirn and
Spencer Carper play for the Green Wave of the 12-13
boys' division, while Chris Galati is on the 5-6-7 Ho-
rizon Bank team.

Green Wave 40, Ad-Vance Personnel 30
Spencer Carper scored 14 points and Kal Almadani
chipped in with 12 to lead the Green Wave past Ad-
Vance Personnel in boys 12-13 action Thursday,
March 20. The Wave also received five points from Ian
Douglas, and four points from Matt McDonough while
Kevin Kirn added a three-pointer in the victory.
Seven points by Michael Egloff and six points
from Marcus Lee paced the Ad-Vance Personnel of-
fense that also received four points from Adham Makki
and there points from Robert Edwards.

Horizon Bank 21, Autoway Ford 19
Austin Joseph scored four points down the stretch
to lead Horizon Bank past Autoway Ford in a back-
and-forth battle in 5-6-7 action Wednesday, March 19,
at the G.T. Bray Park gym. Joseph finished with a
game-high 10 points while teammate Coleman Bates
added eight points. Christopher Galati added two points


Felicia Rivera plays tough defense for her U13
Manatee Magic team during Region C semi-final
soccer action at Lakewood Ranch.

and Kendall Chlebina notched one point in the victory.
Autoway Ford was led by Justin Bugbee's seven
points and six points apiece from Chris Von Neumann
and John McElfresh in the loss.

Lady Hurricanes 39, Lady Seminoles 37
Whitney Bauer's basket provided the winning
margin as the Lady Canes outlasted the Lady Noleson
March 18 in girls 11-14 action. Danielle Mullen led all
scorers with 15 points, while Cadie Carden scored eight
and Bauer finished with six. Celia Ware and Ryane
Carden added four points each and Heather Dearlove
scored two points in the win.
Laronda James scored 12 points and Amanda Ellis
scored 10 to lead the Lady Noles, which also received
nine points from Katie McCashland. Quanisha McCall
chipped in with four points and Sarah Johnston scored
two points in the loss.

Bulls 45, Gold Bank 42
Clay Orr's basket with under a minute to play
- provided the Bulls with some breathing room.dur-
ing its three-point win March 17 in boys 14-15 basket-
ball action.
Orr finished with 19 points and Aaron Clark and
Jason Krueger scored six points to lead.the Bulls. Jef-
frey Austin and Jeremy Mondragon added four points
each,- while Pierre Mathurin, Jerome Quiming and
Dakoda Cydross each finished with two points in the
win.
Jason Bottoms poured in a game-high 28 points
and Chris Chawi added 10 points for Gold Bank in the
loss. Myles Henton and Jeremy Jackson completed the
scoring with two points each.


Capalbos Pizza 47, Bulls 46
In a March 15 matchup, Tyler Bekkerus' three-
pointer led Capalbos to a come-from-behind victory
over the Bulls. Michael Wallen scored 13 first-half
points to help keep Capalbos close, while Bekkerus
finished with 10 points and Matthew Johnson scored
nine points in the win. Gabriel Ramirez added seven
points, while Nicholas McDuffie and Greg O'Brien
rounded out the scoring withfour points each.
Jason Krueger led the Bulls with 15 points, while
Mark Templeton and Clay Orr finished with 13 points
apiece in the loss. Aaron Clark and Pierre Mathurin
completed the Bulls scoring with two points each.

Lady Hurricanes 27, Samuel's Roofing 13
Ryan Carden scored 11 points and Whitney Bauer
added six points March 11 to help lead the Lady Hur-
ricanes past Samuel's Roofing. The Lady Canes also
received two points apiece from Danielle Mullen,
Heather Dearlove, Caitie Carden, Kim Secrest and
Celia Ware in the win.
Samantha Samuels scored five points and
Lashonda Bowden scored four to lead the Samuel's
Roofing attack, which also received two points each
from Sydnie Medlin and Casey Fieber.

Kevin Cassidy is publisher of Sports Page, a
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
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WMFD Major Division (ages 11-12)
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Date Field Visitors vs. Home
April 2 3 Westbay Landscaping vs. WMFD
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April 2 6 p.m. Island Lumber vs.


April 3 6 p.m.


Gateway Solutions
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Pre-register at The Islander or call Capt. Mike, 779-9607. Participating fishing pros: Capt. Rick Gross, Capt. Thom'Smith and Capt. Larry McGuire.
Discover when, where and how to catch fish. Find out all you need to know about rigging, live and artificial baits, offshore bottom fishing and trolling.
Charter drawing. Free prizes and fishing lures! Kids under age 16 admitted free with paid adult.
Fee includes an Islander "More Than A Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt. Please specify T-shirt size at registration. Advance registration requested.
Class is held at the Anna Maria Elementary School Auditorium but size is limited. Stop by The Islander at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to sign up today!


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Island Biz


thing connected to the water," said Tom, so please call
him if you want to take a look.
"One ride and you'll be hooked," he predicted con-
fidently. "I'd compare it to driving a golf cart, it's that
easy."
Too bad Duffy's Tavern in Holmes Beach isn't on
the water, he said.
"Then we could take a Duffy to Duffy's," he said.
Actually, Duffy's Tavern is just across Gulf Drive
from Catchers Marina, so "we don't have to take our
Duffy too far to get a Duffy burger," Tom said with a
laugh.
For more information on Duffy's Electric Boats,
call Tom at 778-3024, or visit the Web site at
www.duffyboatsofflorida.com.


Island cruising
Holmes Beach resident Tom Linsley stands beside a Duffy- 21 electric-powered boat that he says is ideal for
cruising the canals of Holmes Beach, the Intracoastal Waterway, Perico Bayou, local rivers, or just visiting
your favorite waterfront restaurant, and without the hassle of a noisy, gas-powered engine. Islander Photo:


Rick Catlin

Islander has 'dream' boat

for Island living
Holmes Beach resident Tom Linsley knew he'd
found the answer when he saw a Duffy electric-pow-
ered boat being used to ferry passengers during the Tall
Ships sailing event in St. Petersburg last year.
"I've been a boater all my life and wanted to stay a
boater, but I was tired of sailing and tired of dealing with
gas engines and those difficulties. When I saw the Duffy,
I knew I'd found the answer to my problem," said Tom.
He liked the Duffy electric so much, he's become
the first Florida dealer for the California-based com-
pany that's been manufacturing these all-electric boats
for nearly 30 years.
"These boats are perfect for cruising the
Intracoastal, visiting neighbors on a canal, heading to
your favorite restaurant, or just enjoying a nice day on
the water," said Tom.
With no noise, no pollution, low maintenance, low
cost, a convertible top, and easy cruising, a Duffy elec-
tric boat is ideal for people who want to enjoy the ca-
sual Island lifestyle in a boat without all the usual dif-
ficulties, he said.
Duffy electric boats can be run all day on a single
charge from a 110-volt outlet, said Tom. Total cost to
charge a Duffy for an all-day cruise: about $1, he said.


A Duffy cruises at around 5-6 knots with a top
speed of about 7-8 knots, said Tom.
"It's perfect for cruising in Perico Bayou," he said.
"When I'm out there, the loudest thing you hear is the
slapping of the waves on the hull. It's just so peaceful,
I can hear the birds chirping and the fish splashing.
Sometimes, it's so quiet you feel like checking to make
sure your engine is still running."
The lifetime engine warranty is also pretty peace-
ful, and all Duffy's boats can be trailered.
There's another benefit to a Duffy, said Tom. Un-
like gas-powered engines and boats, these boats don't
depreciate or wear out as fast, he said. They last for
years and years.
"And other than charging and maintaining the bat-
teries, these boats are relatively maintenance-free," he
added.
The Duffy also comes with a convertible canvas
top for both fore and aft sections of the boat, a sun-roof
option, side flaps to protect against weather, a table and
kitchen option and a number of other features.
Prices start as low as $19,000 and boats range from
16 to 21 feet in length. Demonstration rides are now
available at Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach, said
Tom.
"We're looking to make these available for dem-
onstrations at shows, charity events, functions, any-


Very chic ladies
Terri Neill of Tres Chic hair salon in the Bantam
Plaza on Cortez Road West at 101st Street puts the
final touches on a perm for a special customer.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Tres Chic is chic place
The Tres Chic hair-styling salon in the Bantam Plaza
on Cortez Road West at 101st Street recently opened with
some very sheek styling and some new products.
Owner Terri Neill has 25 years of experience in hair
PLEASE SEE ISLAND BIZ, NEXT PAGE


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The sunny Florida room offers vaulted ceilings with crown moulding, several French doors and all
new waterside windows. The master bedroom features a pretty window seat with storage trunk and
a spacious walk-in closet. Other features include a boat dock, davits, irrigation well and automatic
sprinkler system, pretty brick walkway and wonderful waterside veranda and sundeck. The expan-
sive 112-by-105 lot is located at the quiet end of a cul-de-sac, opening onto Bimini and Tampa Bays
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29

styling and spent the past five years teaching hair styling
and cutting at the Bradenton Barber and Beauty Academy.
"But my first love is cutting hair," said Terri, "and
when the opportunity came to open this salon, I took it.
The response has been great and I just love the people
and the area."
Terri and stylist Nikki Cemos specialize in perms
and hair coloring and individual styles for women, al-
though both are excellent barbers and welcome men
looking for a quality haircut at an affordable price.
Tres Chic stylists also specialize in children's hair-
cuts, said Terri. The salon also features a special tan-
ning process using lotions that eliminates the harmful
Effects of sunlight.
The salon is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and
evening hours are by appointment.
"We make ourselves available to working people
who can't make a day appointment," said Terri.
Tres Chic uses the world-famous Redken line of
hair- care products and offers those for sale to clients.
For more information on Tres Chic, call 795-1460
or 795-0954.

Siam celebration
The Siam Garden Resort at 512 Spring Ave. in
Anna Maria is celebrating its one-year anniversary this
week and owners Kent and Sophaphan Davis were


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happy to see some guests who helped open the resort
last year return for the anniversary.
The 15-unit compound lies in a quiet coconut
grove in Anna Maria and offers guests the climate,
gardens, decor, art and atmosphere of old Siam, now
known as Thailand.
With more than 1,200 guests since the grand open-
ing last year, the Davis are quietly pleased with the
gentle atmosphere they've brought to Anna Maria.
"Welcoming guests to stay with us in Thai style is
a dream come true," said Sophaphan. "I just became an
American citizen last year and now I have friends from
all over the United States.
The resort features a 42-foot heated garden pool
with one of the largest teakwood "spirit houses" from
Thailand in the United States. A 1,500-pound elephant
carved from acacia wood greets visitors, giving another
hint that southeast Asia is closer than imagined.
Kent has maintained a home on the Island since
1983 and while Sophaphan handles the books and daily
greetings of guests, he's busy with concierge services,
arranging boat trips, recreational activities and dining
experiences at nearby restaurants for guests.
The Davises believe the resort fits in perfectly with
the ambiance of Anna Maria.
"Anna Maria doesn't have high-rises, franchise or
even a traffic light," said Kent. "But city fathers have
preserved an old-Florida lifestyle that makes this one
of the most peaceful and exclusive escapes in the
world. We're delighted to be here."
For more information on the Siam Garden Resort
call 778-2200.


Call Valerie Hietala: 518-8120
see more at: www.lucyspoons.com





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Pristine natural beach location!
Direct Gulf with Riparian rights!
Water and sewer lines to property!
New home possible lor less tLan older
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Direct access 50-ft. from property line
Over 2,000 sq.ft living area on a 75-by-100-ft. lotl
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Island real estate sales
412 80th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,732 sfla duplex
built in 1978 on a 74x98 lot, was sold 3/4/03, Rawson
to Cohen, for $318,000.
3013 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, D-1 Island Beach
Club, a Gulffront 984 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1984, was sold 2/20/03, Pelham to Smith, for
$395,000; list $397,500.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 112 Sandy Pointe
B Ph 2, a 931 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1994, was
sold 2/18/03, Morris to Mek Ltd, for $205,000; list
$220,000.
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 15 Bay
View Terrace, a 594 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in
1973, was sold 2/26/03, Wilson to Tepper, for
$170,000; list $175,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 210 Runaway Bay,
a 691 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was sold 2/25/
03, Steibel to Gritter, for $200,000; list $200,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 272 Runaway
Bay, a 1080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 2/27/03, Debo to Hill, for $230,000.
2108 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,100 sfla 2bed/
2bath duplex built in 1963 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 2/26/
03, Martin to Hill, for $240,000; list $279,000.
214 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,675 sfla 3bed/2bath/
2car home built in 1973 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 2/24/
03, Ristow to Clough, for $355,000; list $374,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copyright
2003.

NEW CONSTRUCTION
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AT HOLMES BEACH
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Looking for a place to build your
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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! IB88068.

$750,000 -
PANORAMIC VIEW OF
THE MANATEE RIVER
Charming northwest Bradenton home
on the bayou with access to Gulf of
Mexico. This 3BR/3BA home is one of a
kind. His and her bath and small office
off master bedroom, a fireplace in the
living room, screened porch, hot tub,
three-car garage, half-acre lot and
beautiful tropical landscaping. IB90545


www.BradentonAreaHomes.com

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


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


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.

HBReal Estate
SREALT'ORS(.
Please call Carol R. Williams,
Broker/Realtor for more
details or appointment to show.
(941) 744-0700 or (941) 720-7761.
Email: callcarol@juno.com






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9.O G R E A I 'P T o t n e


MICROWAVE: PANASONIC, 800 watts, oven ca-
pacity 7x14x15. Hardly used. $25. Call 778-2481.

LIKE NEW: BEAUTIFUL three-piece washed-oak
wall unit (entertainment center), lighted, glass-en-
closed top with shelves and drawers on bottom.
Must see! $500 firm. Call 779-1192.

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

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

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


AMI TURTLE WATCH NEEDS used folding chairs
and banquet tables. Please call 778-1435.

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

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





ANNUAL RENTALS
DUPLEX APARTMENT
2BR/1 BA steps to beach in Anna Maria. Not too big
and not too fancy and not too expensive. $750/
month plus utilities.
CANALFRONT HOME
2BR/2BA home with den and screened porch on a
quiet canal on the north end of Anna Maria. Com-
plete with boat dock and single-car garage. Walk to
Bean Point. $1,200/month plus utilities.

Call Carol Saulnier to see!

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REAL ESTATE .
OF ANNA MARIA

778-0455 t -
9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday
9:30am-2pm, Saturday 9am-noon. Always sales
racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY, April 5, 9am-2pm.
Shop tools/supplies, household items, lots of good
stuff. 112 Pelican Drive, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY, April 5, 8am-noon.
Everything must go! Housewares, furniture, TVs,
VCR, patio furniture. 309 63rd St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING ON SADLY garage sale Saturday, April 5,
11am-3pm and Sunday, April 6, 9am-noon. Entire
house contents, most things almost new. White
wicker bedroom set, seven-piece patio set, leather
furniture, kitchenwares, televisions and much more.
10319 Sandpiper W., Flamingo Cay, Bradenton.


FOUND: PET PARAKEET on Marina Drive and
82nd Street. Call to identify, 779-1934.

LOST DOG: American pit bull terrier. Male, all white
with a tan patch over right eye. Male, very friendly.
Lost in Bradenton Beach, 8pm, Sunday, March 30.
779-9442 or 713-7885.


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.


C I No fI 0oCra "rc


MIarina Pointe

Realty Co.

314 Pine Aenue Anna .lania
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732




Just visitiing
paradise?


The Islander

Dont leavethe island without
taking time to subscribe.
Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, '
Island Shopping Center,
Home all941-77-797each
or call 941-778-7975.


KITTENS: Eight weeks old, adorable, calm, raised
in home with mother on premises, male and fe-
males, cream color, silver/white striped, white and
gray. Please call 778-8515.

DACHSHUND ADOPTION and rescue needs your
help! Please send donations to DARE c/o Shona
Otto, 7804 Second Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209;
visit our Web site at www.daretorescue.com or call
761-2642.


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

1999 16-FT. WELLCRAFT center console with 50-
hp Johnson, T-top, bait well and trailer. $4,500.
Catcher's Marina, 778-1977.


THREE UNITS, tropically landscaped
and sitting on an oversized lot. This
two story, recently renovated triplex .
is a great Island investment. Two "
units fully furnished or either sea-
sonal or annual tenants. Upstairs 2BR
unit has vaulted ceilings and porches
on three sides. Plenty of room to add '
a pool. Only one block to the beach!
Paul T. Collins
928-4062 CRISTELLO
906-7653 ....... ..C 0 M PA
866-336-7653 ReatorAssociate


Bayfront with Boat Slips
on Beautiful Sarasota Bay





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


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

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the
charter boat "Magic." Full or half.day backwater fishing.
USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. 779-9607:




Club P: broo
Direct Gulffront and poolside
condos priced from
$285,000 $335,000










No minimum rental
On-site rental office
Newly renovated
All new furnishings
SNow taking contracts

W CENTRAL PARK REALTY
Call Dennis Girard
941-809-0041
e-mail: dennis@centralparkrealtycorp.com
,


UNDER $200,000!


315 58TH STREET Cute, cozy,
convenient! 2BR/1BA condo with
one-car garage. $194,900.

SPACIOUS and BRIGHT!




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233 85th St., Holmes Beach.
Beautiful 3BR/2BA updated
home. 1682 sq/ft under roof,
plus large lanai. $349,900


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


The Islander
Mullet T-Shirts M,L,XL $10 XXL $12
Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-7978


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!


DISCOVER PERICO ISLAND
(Between Anna Maria and the Mainland)
NO BRIDGES TO THE MAINLAND
11336 Perico Isles Circle
Updated pool home. 3BR/2BA,
spacious family kitchen.
Turnkey furnishings included. $339,900.
Clubhouse too!
Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor
S(941) 778-6066
f,,j Home 792-8477


ROTTEN RALPH'S Waterfront Restaurant: Hiring all
positions, all shifts. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply at
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria or call, 778-3953.
MOTEL SEEKS WEEKEND manager. Must have
minimum five years experience and work well with
the public. Call 778-1010.
PART-TIME care assistant required for Our Island
Home assisted-living facility. Please call Maria,
778-7842.
THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton
Beach is looking for volunteers who can work dur-
ing the summer months. Duties include checking
books in and out, reshelving books and generally
assisting library patrons. Anyone interested in vol-
unteering in our friendly community library can call
Linda Murphy at 779-1208.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX



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

728 Holly, Anna Maria.
-. A 2BR/2BA, one-car home for
4' 1" I $425,000.
830 N. Shore Drive, Anna
Maria. A 3BR/3BA, one-car
S Gulfview home on two buildable
Doug Dowlin lots for $975,000.
the Island's 801 Fern, Anna Maria. A 4BR/
2BA duplex, two houses from Gulf
most innovative for $750,000.
and up-to-date 10006 Gulf Dri ,0 aria.
Realtor, now A fourplex9. V 0
has a apa 0otV o res) with great
TELEPHONE. Gu \ C or $550,000.
Call him today 2317 Gulf Drive, Bradenton.
at 778-1222 Beach. Triplex with great
Gulfviews for $550,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


Tropical
,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


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


FRESH MULLET SALE
lore than a u et wraPPer!





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DINING ROOM SERVERS: apply Ooh La La! Eu-
ropean Bistro. Day and/or evenings. Fine dining ex-
perience 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.

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

CERTIFIED CAREGIVER/retired nurse. Area refer-
ences, 40 years experience. No lifting. Call 746-
9246 -

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Gulf-Bay Realty
Sof Anna Maria Inc.

Join the Gulf-Bay team.
Sales Associates needed.

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


778-7244


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

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

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

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

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

KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and ex-
terior 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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


S+WAGNEQ REALTY

Winter 8 Summer
Rentals
Available Now!
800-211-2323
or 778-2246
Also Booking At:


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

HANDYMAN SERVICES: Scott Fulton contractor.
20 years experience. Island resident, area refer-
ences available. Cell, 713-1907; home, 778-4192;
e-mail: scottfulton636 @hotmail.com

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

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

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

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 service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-
9666.


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SALES AND RENTALS
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: 941-778-6849 Toll Free: 800-778-9599 Fax: 941-779-1750
www.islandvacationproperties.com rentals@islandvacationproperties.com


COLORFUL AND BEACHY 3BR/1.5BA, rental LOVELY ELEVATED TWO-STORY HOME
history. Your piece of paradise, $375,000. Call Excellent bay view from upper deck and loft. 2BR/
Suzanne Wilson at 962-0971 or Mel Neely 809- 2BA house in nice condition. Cul-de-sac street.
5565. $349,500. Call Ted Schlegel at 518-6117.


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NEW LISTING LAST WEEK AT THE NAUTI-
LUS, ONE OF THE ISLAND'S MOST DESIR-
ABLE CONDOMINIUMS. The only thing be-
tween your private patio and the white sandy
beach is 10-feet of lawn! Rarely available, this
2BR/2BA ground-floor condo shares a large pool
and a tennis court in a quiet part of Holmes
Beach. Extremely lucrative rental history.
$589,900. Call Barry Gould 778-3314.


JUST LISTED! TERRACE TOWNHOUSE. Com-
pleted last year, this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
end-unit has large new pool, gazebo garden deck
with an oversized garage. Watch Gulf sunsets
from on of three balconies. West of Gulf Drive and
very close to beach. Great rental investment.
$345,000. Call Barry Gould 778-3314.


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DEAL OF THE CENTURY! Deepwater canalfront
home with dock & boatlift. One half block from
Anna Maria Sound. $475,000. Call Mel Neely at
809-5565.


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX REDUCED $20,000!
West of Gulf Drive, this elevated duplex features
an 800 sq.ft. 2BR/2BA unit plus a 600 sq.ft. 1BR/
1 BA unit. The large private backyard had room for
a pool and is a short walk to beach. Featuring cov-
ered parking and large covered porch, this invest-
ment property is priced to sell at $339,000. Call
Barry Gould 778-3314.


PERFECTION! 3 blocks from beach bring your
beach wear. $350,000. Call Suzanne Wilson
941-962-0971










COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY:
14-UNIT BEACHFRONT MOTEL. Directly on the
Gulf in Bradenton Beach, this property features
two pools and a spa and has been operating suc-
cessfully for many years. Owner wants to retire.
Over 18,000 sq.ft. of land. One and two bedroom,
turnkey furnished units plus several efficiencies.
$2,950,000. Call Barry Gould 778-3314.


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MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Be-
ginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411..
RA005052.

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

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

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


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

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

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.





Karen M. Johnson, ise Braaten

& Captain Jeff Braaten


778-0176
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$489,900 TIP OF THE ISLAND Only one block to
the beach, this home welcomes you! Light, airy and
immaculate, open floor plan, large wood deck,
morning room, two-plus car garage!


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VIEWS OF TAMPA BAY From this 2,800 sq.ft.
canalfront home with high ceilings, wrap-around .
porches, stone fireplace, tile floors, community pool
and tennis court. $749,900.

CANALFRONT LOT Located on Key Royale in North
Pointe Harbour, the canalfront lot features a new seawall
and cap. Close to community pool and tennis. $390,000.


', RW4l Gulfstream Realty
401 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach 778-7777


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

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $30/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. 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.

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, shellseawall fill. Reliable and
insured. 727-5066.


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

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

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

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

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

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ROSE SCHNOERR
www.roseschnoerr.com COLDu eLL
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(941) 730-3376 Scott Dunlap B. --
(941)751-1151 E-mail roses5@gte.net

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 win
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 sire.el 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. PRICE REDUCED $259,000.
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.


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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT Interior/exterior painting,
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. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa.
720-0794.

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

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


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

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

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 Drywaii,
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. Refer-
ences, honest and dependable. Call Scott, 778-4425.

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


,k: If-Bay Realty
Sof Anna Maria Inc.

S^ 778-7244
.204a#/Is 4 1 (800)771-6043


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5309 Gulf Drive* Holmes Beach
[Next to'the Chamber in the Island Fitness Building]
S BEST DUPLEX BUYI 3BR/
2BA Each Unit. Totally
refurbished. New tile, new
.' appliances, solar-heated
-.- POOL. -389-~0REDUCED
S' "' TO $379,000! Call Ursula
.' Stemm @ 545-6426

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
SDesirable 3BR/2BA
townhome turnkey furnished.
S.-. Great rental history.
Immaculate. -$389000T
.' .Reduced $379,000. Call
Robin Kollar @713-4515


SIX-UNIT RESORT
Architectural design, almost
Gulffront, beautifully
refurbished. A must see for
the savvy investor/marketer.
Owner financing.
$1,650,000. Call Robin
-'. :'.. l; Kollar@ 713-4515

C-.t.e .1' SARASOTA LOCATION,
l'LOCATION Sought-after
Indian Beach (Ringling). Steps
S to bay and million dollar
mansions. 2BR/2BA, tile roof,
garage, large lot.-$S3.96e
Reduced $184,000 Call
Robin Kollar@ 713-4515


SEE OUR SALES & RENTALS
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ON MY OWN "Paul's Home Improvement and Re-
pairs Inc." Stucco, drywall, skip-trowel ceilings, wa-
ter-damage repairs, door and window exchange,
basic repairs. New construction, additions. Facelifts
on older homes. Call 650-7874 cell, or 756-8258
home.

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



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

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

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

SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate
Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
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2501 Gulf Dr. Suite 101, Bradenton Beach


JRarely 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


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 ce-
ramic floors, $750; 2BR/1BA, stackable washer/
dryer hookup. $725; New tile floors, stove, refrigera-
tor, 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 North Shore Drive. $3,500/month. 778-
3645.

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL canalfront home 2BR/
2BA, tropical pool area with hot tub, dock with two
boat lifts, completely updated. May-September,
2003, $2,100/month. Previous deal for 2004 fell
through! January-April, 2004, $3,500/month. 730-
1086.


BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE. 212-B 21st St.,
Holmes Beach. Just converted to a two-unit prop-
erty. 2BR/1 BA completely renovated and furnished.
New washer/dryer, microwave. Three-minute walk
to beach. $850/month, annual. Call Ron, 761-9808.

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 cancel-
lation. Call Sissy, 778-5120.

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

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






SREALTOR.
29Years of Professional Service
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results
RESIDENTIAL
5400 Condo 1 or 2BR, ceramic tile, heated pool, washer/
dryer, unique paved deck/chairs "on the beach." $244,500.
Tampa Bayfront 3BR/2BA, 2,506 sq. ft.. two
greatrooms, two lots. View of pristine islands and
Skyway bridge. $1,900,000.
H.B. zoned R-2, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, tile, extras. $384,000.
5400 Condo Gulfview, ground floor, 2BR/2BA, some
updates, washer/dryer, priced to sell at $490,000.
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.
CANAL FRONT 2/2 Condo, pool, near island.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOS Waterfront.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com *www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


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GULFFRONT CONDO Martinique North 2BR/2BA.
Totally remodeled, new kitchen, porcelain-tile floors,
new windows and many more upgrades. Turnkey
furnished. Outstanding view. A beauty. $529,900.
Call Zee Catanese, Broker 794-8991 eves.


BAY PALMS 2BR/2BA home with 155-feet of canal
on two sides. Corner lot. Family room plus a Florida
room. A must see home. $449,900. Dial the
Duncans at 778-1589 eves.


BAYFRONT PARADISE Surround yourself with beautiful
views and tropical lushness. 4BR/2.5BA, plus guest quar-
ters. Deep-water dockage, hardwood floors. Two fire-
places. Very Private, $995,000.
GULFFRONT CONDO Fabulous Gulf and sunset views.
2BR/2BA, garage,' extra storage. Heated pool, tennis.
$525,000.
BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA and two lanais. Ceramic
tile floors, granite kitchen counter, washer/dryer. Owner
almost done with remodel. Small complex with heated
pool, tennis. Easy to see. $269,000.
You'll be glad you called
A^ Yvonne Higgins P.A.
RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
(941) 778-7777 or 518-9003


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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
andy'S Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
SSnice Quality & Dependable Service.
eCall us for your landscape
778-1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured

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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
I- 2"' Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

MORENO MARBLE & TILE
Installation & Restoration
S Quality Work Over 20 Years Experience
Licensed and Insured
795-6615 or 685-5163 moreno.fly@verizon.net


4 SHUTTER-VUE mc.
ti d License #CG C061513
Replacement Windows Doors
Hurricane/Security Shutters
Room Enclosures Interior Blinds
Shutter and Window Service Available
NEW LOCATION! BIGGER SHOWROOM!
8799 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton
(941) 745-2363

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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.

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 lo-
cations. Book now for 2004. Units are complete,
most have bikes, two TVs and VCR, fully-equipped
kitchens, dishwashers, washer/dryer, gas grills,
beach chairs and more. Rates seasonally adjusted.
$375-$775/week, $975-$2,275/month. (800) 977-
0803 or 737-1121 or www.abeachview.com.

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: across from Gulf. 2BR/1BA, upgraded,
furnished. Seasonally, $1,100/month, plus tax. An-
nually, $650/month. Non smoking, no pets please.
55-plus. 545-8923.

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

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

CHARMING 1BR/1BA 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/1BA
waterfront on Intracoastal. Dock, davits, steps to
beach, yard, carport, washer/dryer, storage, annu-
ally $900/month. Pets OK. (727) 784-3679.

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.

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

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA 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 2BR/1BA duplex, 211 82nd St., quiet
area, cathedral ceilings, small pet OK, available
now. $695/month. Call Suncoast Real Estate, 779-
0202.

MODERN 2BR/2BA unit for six-month rental. Avail-
able fall 2003. 210 81st St., Holmes Beach. Walk to
beach. Call (813) 962-0817.

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

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

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


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Islander. www.islander.com


ANNUAL CORTEZ 1BR unfurnished, storage shed,
carport. $600/month plus utilities. Close to bay. Call
778-2710.No morning calls, please.

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.

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.

PLEASANT STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes
Beach available for 2004 season. $1,200/month,
four-month minimum. Call 778-0212.

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

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

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, pool,
tennis, elevators, cable TV, non smoking. 778-6288
or e-mail: logs@aol.com.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. $4,700/
month. Please call 778-2541 and leave message or
call (813) 752-4235.

DECEMBER 2003-FEBRUARY 2004. 2BR/2BA,
Gulf Place condo on beach. $4,000/month. Call
(863) 683-2557.


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Call 708-5800.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA duplex, one
block to beach. All tiled, ground floor, lots of park-
ing. $625/month. Call 342-9456 or (239) 410-4466,
cell.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA CONDO in Holmes Beach on
Gulf. Ground floor, partially furnished, pool. $850/
month. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE April 1. 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, covered parking, across from beach.
Pets OK. $900/month. 778-5098.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA CONDO in Cortez. On canal,
furnished, $850/month. Call Smith Realtors, 778-
0770.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO, very nice, large,
1BR/1BA. Screened lanai, pool. Holmes Beach.
Available 2003 and 2004, monthly/seasonally. E-
mail:.Webber@megsinet.net or (815) 385-5402.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA HOUSE in Holmes Beach on
canal. $1,400/month, partially furnished. Call Smith
Realtors, 778-0770.

CANALFRONT COTTAGE.in Cortez. 1BR/1BA,
hardwood floors, porch, cute, comfy. No pets, non
smoking. $700/month, annual. Call 778-1086 or
720-0067.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach.
Close to beach. $675/month, unfurnished. Call
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach,
$650/month, unfurnished. Call Smith Realtors,
778-n77o.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex on north end of Anna
Maria. Four houses off the Gulf. Completely up-
dated, fenced yard, small pet OK. $850/month,
available now. 778-4837.
SMALL ARTIST studio space for rent May through
October. Convenient Holmes Beach location, pri-
vate, good light, air conditioning, $80/month, call
before May 1. 778-5176.

RENTAL OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 6, 1-3pm.
301-305 Highland Ave, Bradenton Beach. $599
May move-in special includes first month rent, se-
curity and application fee. Choose from 1BR/1BA
cottage with central air/heat, carport; 1BR/1BA
apartment; 2BR/1BA apartment. Call Wagner Re-
alty, 794-2246.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA ground level near Coquina
Beach. Available May through December. Very af-
fordable. Call 383-6272.

DUPLEX: 210 82nd St., Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA
and 2BR/1BA, furnished, annual or seasonal. Two
blocks to Gulf. Available May 1. 778-2891.


HOLMES BEACH: Nice 2BR/1 BA, walk-in closets,
remodeled, all tile, dishwasher, washer/dryer,
shady yard, quiet, boat dock. Trash, water and lawn
service paid. Available May 1. $900/month, annual.
Call 778-5522.

NEAR ANNA MARIA City fishing pier. Nice fully fur-
nished 2BR/1BA cottage. $350/week or $1,200/
month. Call 779-2143.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Large 2BR/2BA waterfront
condo with boat dock, pool, extras. $950/month,
plus electric, phone. Island Vacation Properties,
778-6849.
SEASONAL FURNISHED 1BR/1BA apartment,
one block to beach. West of Gulf Drive, all tiled,
ground-floor. $295/week. 342-9456 or (239) 410-
4446, cell.



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.

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.
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 1BR/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.


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GREAT WATERVIEWS 3BR/3BA totally renovated.
Beadboard, cottage kitchen with sage green Corian
counters, views from almost every room. New every-
thing! 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.
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 Village,
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 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.
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.
LOT: HARBOUR LANDINGS. Gated, prestigious
community, private dock, up to 40-foot boat, deep
water. $325,000. Call 778-0493.
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.

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 Elementary).
View at www.abeachview.com.

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


OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 6. 10am-4pm. 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.

GULF-VIEW CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA beachfront
unit with direct Gulf view. Convenient to everything
and ready to go. Weekly rentals. Building was refur-
bished last year. A Paradise Realty, call Dave Jones
at 778-4800.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Rare offering Sunbow
Bay townhome, 3-4BR/3BA, mother-in-law suite
with kitchen and private entrance. Two pools, ten-
nis, on lagoon with bay access, new fishing pier.
Updated, close to everything! Just reduced to
$299,000/possible lease. Call 778-7456.
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, April 6, 1-4pm, 513 Key
Royale Drive. Sailboat water, direct bay access,
3BR/3BA, den, two-plus car garage, fireplace, new
pool and boat dock. Two-and-a-half blocks to
beach. Recently updated. $679,000. 779-1050.
OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, April 3, noon-5pm.
Beach front condo. 7100 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
2BR/2BA ground floor with pool and tennis. Asking
$589,900. Island Vacation Properties. Barry Gould,
778-3314.
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TURNKEY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA
condo near beach. Complex has great
amenities. Elevator, heated pool and
tennis courts. $259,000. Call Jane
Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-
4800 or 795-5704.


LUSH TROPICAL SETTING
.Westbay Point & Moorings 2BR/2BA
upstairs, end unit with view of pool and
Jacuuzi. Furnished and ready to use.
$295,000 Call Dave Jones or Dick
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third floor corner unit at Martinique
South. Tastefully turnkey furnished.
Sliders to lanai have been removed
to create larger living area. Includes
garage and extra storage room on
ground floor. Very social community
with heated pool, clubhouse, private
beach, elevator and secured lobby.
Priced to sell at $469,000.


ADORABLE BEACH CONDO You'll
love this updated 2BR/1BA ground
floor condo just steps to the beach in
this bayfront complex in Bradenton
Beach. Nicely turnkey furnished.
Beautifully landscaped courtyard and
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away on an extra large lot in a park-like setting. The 44-foot
screened porch brings the lush tropical paradise inside. Large
master suite, complete with 10-by-10 foot bathroom with garden
tub. Soaring 22-foot ceilings in greatroom with beautiful tongue-
and-groove cedar. Lock yourself away from the world in this very
special place complete with peeks of the Gulf and just steps to the
beach. Offered at $849,000.

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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 shopping. 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.


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3BR/2BA furnished home updated
with new kitchen, new ceramic tile,
new stucco and more! Separate
main bedroom suite, Florida room,
large 27-by-18-ft. lanai and fenced
backyard. $349,900. MLS#91417
WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
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.............. $699,000
509 65th St .................. $439,500


4212 Redfish Ct. LOT.....
601 S. Bay Blvd .............
307 Iris ........................
611 Dundee.................
536 Key Royale Dr..........
106 Gull Dr ...................
112 Pelican Dr..............


$575,000
$449,500
$495,000
$525,000
$878,400
$629,000
$589,000


ISLAND HOMES,
CONDOS & LOTS
233 85th St .................. $349,900
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
315 58th St., B ............... $194,900
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
S634 Estuary .................. $210,000
Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson Vizcaya #31C ................ $129,900
1243 Spoonbill Landings Cr...... $244,500
S2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $324,000
618 Estuary Dr....................... $214,000
Mirror Lake #3401 ................... $87,000
Chris Shaw
Realtor 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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GRAND FINALE
By Con Pederson / Edited by Will Shortz -- -


Across
1 City district
5 Ricky Martin's "Livin' La
Loca"
9 Disqualify
15 End even
19 Lab gel
20 Mil. school
21 Places for matches
22 Foolhardy
23 Great_
24 Like flies caught by
flypaper?
27 -Parts cut off
28 Ouzo flavoring
29 1980's pop group
Tuesday
30 Aromatic compound
31 Bringing up young
nudists?
35 Not live
36 U.S.C. :Pac 10:: Duke:

37 "The Hallucinogenic
Toreador" painter
38 City on the Tanaro River
39 Dish served with sauce
45 Inefficient way to harvest
sugar?
50 Mother-_
51 Man of Cannes
53 Romance lang.
54 By
55 Wordless response
56 Pearl (aquarium fish)
57 Word with price or brain
59 Forest doings
60 Worthless coupons?
64 noches"
66 Pharmaceutical giant
67 Something that begins
foolishly?
68 Part of SST
69 Evening event
71 Cry from a con man
spotting an easy mark?


75 Dullard
76 Passes on
78 Loathe
79 Mouth piece
80 Jehoshaphat's father
81 Sign on a grade school
door
83 Shine
84 "Must've been some-
thing "
85 Outback greeting?
89 Elm, e.g.
92 Author Jorge
Borges
93 Backpack snack
95 Gray
96 Missing
99 Consider blowing the
whistle at work?
106 Pastel shade
107 _chi
108 Boost
109 Q _queen
110 Bartender's complete
guide to spritzers?
114 One up all night at
camp?
115 Disillusioned query
116 Mr. of the comics
117 Times of anticipation
118 Art Deco signature
119 Grating sound
120 Small bridge limit,
maybe
121 Balance
122 Brand

Down
1 Stork or crane
2 Guam's capital, old-
style
3 The Amazing
(noted magician)
4 Equestrian event
5 Liberty_ (Lee Marvin
role)


6 It's sweet on sweets
7 Lifeboat hoist
8 fit for a king"
9 Hardly the most
prestigious paper
1 10 "_ tu che macchiavi"
(Verdi lyric)
11 Suffix with helio- or
ethno-
12 Free
13 Comic Mort
14 Lubbock-to-Abilene dir.
15 For emergencies only
16 Devotee of
99-Down
17 Take in the right
direction
18 Invitation heading
25 Essential
26 Big name in writing
implements
32 dien" (Prince of
Wales's motto)
33 Sit in the sun
34 2001 biopic
35 Fed. workplace monitor
38 Bus. envelope notation
39 Places by the tracks:
Abbr.
40 "'Tain't nothin'l"
41 Like some muscles
42 Acknowledge
43 Lift, as ice cubes
44 Ape
46 Sephia maker
47 Friendly, as an older
relative, say
48 Sister ship of
104-Down
49 Truck stop sign
52 Transforms on screen
56 Blocks in Atlantic City
57 Tailspin
58 Sea, south of the
Philippines
59 Receiving party?


61 Benefit
62 Cousin of ante-
63 Burning feeling
64 Noted Los Alamos
scientist
65 Rimbaud's"_
saison en enfer"
68 Zoological opening
69 Side dish
70 Yorkshire river
72 Asian autocrat of old
73 Fisherman's wish
74 Olympics sticker
76 Gray removers
77 Doctrine
81 Full of energy
82 Drop


83 "Chicago" co-star, 2002
84 Keeps saying
86 Batting position
87 Next to
88 "Mazel !"
90 Most moist
91 One in a dozen
94 Alto
96 Tree with catkins
97 Regional life
98 Blind parts
99 Emperor Selassie I
100 A smaller number
101 "Uncle"
102 Mysterious characters
103 Ship that brought the
Statue of Liberty to the


104 Sister ship of
48-Down
105 Calculator key
107 Weak
111 A doubleheader
112 Sticky stuff
113 Channel owned by
Viacom
Answers for puzzle appear
in this issue of The Is-
lander.


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