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Skimming the news ... Easter, Holy Week, Passover observances noted, page 8.


T nna Maria


Islander


'The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 22 April 9,


2003 FREE


Guerin 5-up!


Islander Little Leaguer Ryan Guerin,
above, contemplates the task of throw-
ing out the first ball at the Tampa Bay
Devil Ray-New York Yankee baseball
game last Sunday. His contemplation
was worth it, though, as he blistered
one across the plate, right. Islander
Photos: Courtesy Andy Little


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Guerin, above, is congratulated by Tampa Bay
Devil Rays mascot Raymond the Ray after
throwing out the first pitch. About 100 Island-
ers went to the game and about $3,500 was
raised to benefit the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. For more information,
see inside. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Iraq war brings mixed


review of Island tourism


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Visitors to Anna Maria Island say the war in Iraq
hasn't caused them any great concern about traveling
during the conflict, but there may be just a few less
visitors here this year than last because of the war, ac-
cording to some in the Island tourism industry.
In fact, said Louise and George White from Michi-
gan, they picked Anna Maria as a destination because
they could drive here.
"We used to go to Vegas in the winter," said Louise,
"but after 9/11, we wanted to drive somewhere, not fly.
We looked on a map and picked Anna Maria Island."
The Whites were visiting the Anna Maria City Pier
with longtime friends Sylvia and Eldon Morrill from New
Hampshire, veterans of many visits to the Island.
"We come here every winter. It's a nice, safe, quiet
place," said Eldon. "The war didn't change our plans."
Chris Clegg and Judy Lesperance came from New
York to the Island for the same reasons.
"The war hasn't interfered with our plans," said
Chris. "We figured this was a good Island and an easy
drive and the war didn't change that."
Tourist accommodations and businesses on Anna
Maria Island, however, are reporting a mixed bag of ac-
tivity since the start of the Iraq War.
Some owners and managers in the industry say
business is great, while others report a slight downturn
in visitor arrivals and spending.
That downturn, however, has been ongoing since
9/11 said Glenn Neumann, owner of Neumann's Island
Beach Store on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
"For us, we've been down since last July," said


Neumann. "We're OK right now, but still down since
last year. It will take a while to catch up."
Neumann believes Island visitors are spending
money on accommodations and food, not at retail
stores.
That could well be the case at the Siam Garden
PLEASE SEE IRAQ, PAGE 4



Happening

Check it out:
Lifestyle: The Islander-sponsored fishing
school tonight, April 9, at the Anna Maria El-
ementary School. Register at 6:30 p.m. $25 at
the door.
Calamity: The De Soto Bottle Boat Regatta
10 a.m. Saturday at Coquina Beach-Bayside.
Cleanup: Anna Maria Island, Cortez and
Palma Sola Causeway Great American Cleanup
starts 7-9 a.m. Saturday.
Culture: Sidewalk reception and silent art
auction to benefit Anna Maria Elementary
School April 16 at Ooh La La! Bistro and The
Islander in Holmes Beach.
More inside ...


THE BEST<


10 YEARS


City wins


Gulffront


land suit
By Paul Roat
With one sentence, Circuit Court Judge
Charles E. Williams made the day of Bradenton
Beach officials Tuesday: "The court, after much
deliberation, finds in favor of the respondents."
The matter of the debatable property zoning
in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive, across the street
from the Bermuda Bay condominium, is over.
The city won.
The complete court order from Judge Will-
iams on the issue of Island Inc. and Beach Devel-
opment Inc. versus Bradenton Beach was not
available at presstime.
At issue was whether a section of Gulffront
property could be developed into two duplexes.
Representatives of the two corporations applied
for permits to build on the site in 1999. A pre-
vious building official had verbally approved
the projects, but a subsequent building official
had pointed out that the property in question
was designated by either preservation or conser-
vation zoning.
Variances were applied for by the developers.
The projects went before the city's planning and
zoning board in 2000, and were approved. City
commissioners objected to the projects and denied
the variances in April 2000, which prompted the
developers to file a lawsuit against the city.
Attorney John Harllee, representing the devel-


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PAGE 2 0 APRIL 9, 2003 E THE ISLANDER


Six arrested in drug bust in Holmes Beach


After several months of investigation, a team of
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police officers
executed a search warrant at 3012 Avenue C and ar-
rested six suspects on drug-related charges.
According to the report, Bradenton Beach police
received a tip from a reliable confidential informant
that one of the residents at Avenue C was receiving
supplies of illegal narcotics.


The department began conducting a surveillance
operation of the residence in January and, during a two-
month period, established "probable cause" to search
the residence.
On several occasions investigating officers reported
witnessing people leave the Anchor Inn bar, which is near
the residence, enter the home for a few minutes and return
to the bar. Officers also reported seeing cars pulling up in


Wow colors
Sonia Adam Murray showed off her brilliantly colored acrylic works at an opening for her exhibit at the Anna
Maria Art League in Holmes Beach. Murray is pictured here with husband Gerry and "Memory Lane, an
impressive 60-by-54-inch acrylic painting on canvas. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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the alley behind the Anchor Inn and money being ex-
changed for possible narcotics between an Avenue C resi-
dent and the occupant of the car.
A search warrant for the Avenue C residence was is-
sued in early March and, in a joint effort with Holmes
Beach police officers, the warrant was served on March
14.
Inside the residence, officers found several types of
pills, including muscle relaxants and Tamazepam, surgi-
cal clamps, cannabis pipes, rolling papers, glass metham-
phetamine pipes, empty cocaine vials, a cocaine inhaler
and the remainder of several burnt marijuana cigarettes.
Officers arrested residents David Lee Shroads, 21,
for possession of paraphernalia; Steven Kirby, 55, for
possession of paraphernalia, marijuana and a controlled
substance; and Judy Ann Shroads, 46, for possession
of paraphernalia and marijuana.
Also in the home at the time of the search were
William Kirby, 31, of Nocatee; Lisa Susan Rogers, 34,
of Port Charlotte; and Justin Hagelberg, 22, of
Bradenton.
William Kirby was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance. Rogers was arrested for posses-
sion of paraphernalia and Hagelberg was arrested for
possession of marijuana.


Public meeting on multi-use path
The Manatee County Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment has scheduled a public meeting at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 10, at the Bradenton Beach City Hall
to discuss a proposal by the Bradenton Beach Scenic
Highway Corridor Management Entity for a
Greenways multi-use path through Coquina Beach and
Leffis Key.
The county is applying for a Land and Water Con-
servation Fund grant on behalf of the CME to help
defray the cost of the project and public input is needed
prior to the grant application.
For more information, call Greg Fagan of the
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Holmes Beach police officers were inundated with
reports throughout the city of windows broken by a BB
or pellet gun. On April 1, officers received reports from
10 vehicle owners, three business owners and one va-
cation rental occupant.
Vandals reportedly shot out windows of 12 ve-
hicles between March 31 and April 2 along several city
streets including Gulf Drive, 77th Street and 39th
Street.
Vandals also took shots at windows of several
businesses, which were closed for the evening.
Earl Mowry, owner of the property at 5306 Holmes
Blvd., and Todd Fleck, who operates his business Es-
sence of Time at that location, said their windows were
shot out by a BB gun a second time.
Mowry said two weeks ago a big storefront win-

Call Correction
The story in the March 26 issue of The Islander
regarding a wrongful death suit filed by Island resident
Rick Call on behalf of his deceased wife, Elizabeth
Call, against Longboat Key Maintenance and three of
its staff contained two errors.
Only Richard Johnson, an employee of Longboat Key
Maintenance, who was named in the suit, had a suspended
driver's license on Sept. 18, 2002, when Elizabeth Call
was killed in a vehicular accident with a Longboat Key
Maintenance truck on the Cortez Bridge.
Two other Longboat Key Maintenance employees
at that time that were named in the suit, Francisco Ruiz-
Soria and Christoper Ricci, did not have suspended
driver's licenses as reported.
In addition, only Ruiz-Soria failed to appear at a
hearing in November regarding the Sept. 18 accident
and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Johnson
and Ricci were not charged in the incident and were not
required to appear in court. No warrants have been is-
sued for their arrest.


dow was smashed out along with the entrance door
after a group of teens were observed in the area.
He said five more windows were broken on April
1. According to the most recent report, the angle of the
damage suggests the shots were taken from the window
level of a small car on the road.
"It doesn't seem possible that our Island is allow-
ing such things to happen," Mowry said. "We have
lived on Anna Maria Island 49 years and never seen
such disregard for other people's property. It is not
acceptable that this is permitted to go on with such little
concern of our city leaders."
Mowry plans to set up a reward for information
leading to the arrest of the vandals.
Fleck is asking the vandals to turn themselves in
before someone gets hurt and before their lives are ru-
ined by their ongoing actions.
"Your angry actions are misguided and your need
for attention is childish," Fleck wrote in a letter to the
editor. "You may think you are out-smarting everyone
in this quiet community, but you are mistaken."
Around the comer from Essence of Time at 5341
Gulf Drive, the owner of the Sterling Anvil discovered
a BB hole in the front door of her business and a BB
on the floor.
While on patrol, officers found a door at Island
Bazaar, 3304 East Bay Drive, broken out by a BB gun
shot.
Officers also received a report from a vacationing
couple at a rental property in the 100 block of 48th
Street that a projectile came through their window, al-
though they didn't see anyone leaving the scene.
The Holmes Beach Post Office lobby window was
hit Thursday, April 3. According to the report, the shot
appeared to have been taken from inside the lobby, and
that the lobby door is left unlocked.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said that
they are investigating and looking for leads but it ap-
pears that the targets are random.


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Meeting s

Anna Maria City
April 9, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
April 14, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Apirl 15, 7 p.m., planning and zoning commission
worksession on land development code ordinance.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 9, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
April 10, 4:30 p.m., Manatee County Parks and Rec-
reation Department public meeting on multi-use path
in south Bradenton Beach.
April 10, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing. Agenda: Public hearing on major development
request at Tortuga Inn, 1325 Gulf Drive, for remodel-
ing and expansion of 23 units for condominiums.
April 11 8:30 a.m., special city commission meeting.
April 16, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
April 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
April 17, 4 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
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 Com-
mittee meeting, First Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
April 16, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Longboat Key Town Hall.

Stephenson also said that they believe the vandals
are under the age of 20.
Stephenson asks that residents take the time to re-
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Holmes Beach plans May skateboard park opening


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore told an en-
thusiastic group of parents and youngsters April 3 that
the long-awaited Holmes Beach Skateboard Park
should be a reality by late May. Construction of the
facility was to begin Monday, April 7, she said.
"I think it's been about four and a half years since
Dale [Holmes Beach Police Lt. Stephenson] first ap-
proached me and said we need a skateboard park for the
kids. It's been a long time, but we're nearly there."
Whitmore, along with Stephenson and HBPD
Chief Jay Romine, discussed some of the rules and
regulations for the park with the group.
As this is the first-ever skateboard park in Mana-
tee County, Romine said other cities and the county
government are watching to see if it's successful.
"It's up to you to make it work," Romine told the
boys, girls and parents who attended.
If there are problems at the park, such as rule vio-
lations, vandalism, fights or unauthorized usage,
Whitmore said the police can simply shut the park
down.
"If you mess up, we can close it," she said. "So
don't be afraid to tell the police about a problem. We're
relying on you."
Stephenson cautioned the group that once the skate
park is open, "we won't allow any skating" at churches,
the library or commercial parking lots. In the past, the
HBPD has simply told the offenders to stop skating, but
citations may be issued for those violations once the
park is operational, he said.
For the first two weeks of operation, the park will
be staffed with adult volunteers to supervise skaters and
enforce the rules, said Whitmore.
After that, HBPD officers and other city staff will
stop by about once an hour to check on skaters and the
park will be under police camera surveillance.
If there are problems with non-supervision of skat-
ers, the city will look at implementing adult supervision
during park operating hours. The park will be open
from 9 a.m. until sunset daily, she said.
If the park is successful, it could expand and add
lights for night-time skating, Stephenson added.
Skateboards, rollerblades and roller skates will be
allowed in the park, but no bicycles. All skaters must
be registered with the HBPD and wear the required
safety equipment, including a helmet and knee, elbow


Iraq conflict little concern here
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Resort in Anna Maria, where owner Kent Davis is re-
porting 100 percent occupancy.
"There's been no indication from our guests the
war has interfered with their plans. We haven't had any
cancellations and people are saying what a wonderful
and safe little island we have," Davis said.
At the Rod & Reel Motel, however, Janet
Defmarais said there's been a slight slowdown since
the war started. "Normally, we would be at 100 percent
occupancy, but now we have a few rooms available."
But the Iraq war seems to be having little effect on
Island restaurants.
Ed Chiles, who owns the Sandbar and Beach
House restaurants on the Island and the Mar Vista on
Longboat Key, said March business was up at all three
locations with the Beach House setting a record for the
month.
But he admitted business dropped slightly at the
end of the month when the war started.
"It's now the most uncertain business climate
we've ever faced in 23 years of operation," he said.
"I'm hoping for a strong Easter.
"If the war gets over quickly and the world calms
down, we should have a good summer season," he
added.
Damon Presswood, owner of the Ooh La La! Bis-
tro in Holmes Beach, hasn't noticed any drop in patrons
since the war started.
"Business has been about the same as last year at
this time of the winter season. I haven't noticed any
slowdown," he said.
Susan Estler of the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitor's Bureau said occupancy for many CVB
members is "down slightly since the start of the war."
While that decline might be true for mainland


and wrist pads.
Registered skaters get a photo I.D. and a helmet
sticker that they must display to use the park. Parents
and skaters must also sign a waiver releasing the city
from any liability for an injury at the park.
Several girls in attendance said they were worried
about harassment from the boy skaters, but Whitmore
quashed any idea this would be acceptable.
That type of behavior won't be tolerated,
Stephenson said, and skaters who violate park rules
will get two warnings and a third offense could lead
police to ban them from the park, he added.
There is no maximum or minimum age for skaters,
said Whitmore, but she hopes parents won't drop off
kids 10 and under and just leave them unsupervised.
The park will be reserved for skaters age 12 and
under from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, she
said, and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for begin-
ners from 8 to 12 years old.
Whitmore said she's trying to get Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach city governments to pledge $500
annually for maintenance and upkeep of the facility.
If she can't get those agreements, residents of those
two cities along with any non-Holmes Beach resident who
wants to use the park will have to pay a $30 annual regis-
tration fee instead of the planned $10 fee, with all mon-
eys going toward the park's maintenance fund.
Registration will be done at the Holmes Beach


Visitors Chris Clegg and Judy Lesperance enjoy the
Anna Maria City Pier and weren't worried about the
war in Iraq when they made their travel plans to visit
the Island. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

properties, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman said many
chamber members are full and are booked solid
through Easter.
"The war seems to have had little effect on most
accommodations on the Island," Brockman said.
"Members seem to be doing just fine."
The Econolodge in Bradenton Beach seems to be
one of those doing "just fine," according to manager
Marge Moran.
The motel was "packed" during March, but occu-
pancy is dropping now, she said. "But we'll be booked
solid at Easter," Moran added. "We're doing OK."
Many visitors are booking only a few days in ad-
vance or just driving up to ask for a room," Moran said.
"We're getting a lot of walk-in traffic, people who
have driven from up north and show up looking for a


police station at city hall, she said.
As the facility moves closer to completion, said
Whitmore, a grand opening celebration will be planned
and she'll try and get some professional skaters to show
up for the opening.
Volunteers for the first two weeks of operation are
a necessity, she said, and any adult wishing to volun-
teer may contact the HBPD or the West Coast Surf
Shop at 778-1001 to put their name on the list.
Holmes Beach resident Ron Davis commended the
city for its work. Although he's retired from skate-
boarding, he was instrumental in setting up a similar
park in his native New Hampshire many years ago and
he volunteered to help with the Holmes Beach grand
opening.
Whitmore also took time to thank Rex and Helen
Hagen, who donated $42,000 to the project, and HBPD
Community Service Officer Pete Lannon, who will be
checking on the park regularly during hours of opera-
tion.
While the youngsters and parents were in a
celebratory mood, Romine sounded a note of caution.
"We've never done this before, so we're all going
to learn as we go along," he said. "It's up to you kids
to make it work."
"I can't wait," said skateboarder Chris Chamber-
lain. "This is going to be awesome. Maybe we can have
some competitions."

Inspection
Holmes Beach Police
Department Lt. Dale
SStephenson is sur-
Srounded by enthusi-
astic youngsters and
adults as he dis-
cusses the site
location and plans
for the skateboard
park in Holmes
Beach. The park will
Oe be just south of the
city's shuffleboard
courts along Gulf
SDrive and just north
Tatl cof city hall. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


room," she said.
Estler said the mixed reports about visitor arrivals
actually indicate the area and Anna Maria Island are
doing better than a number of other Florida destina-
tions.
Visitor arrivals in markets such as Orlando, Miami,
Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Keys were down 20 to
30 percent before the start of the Iraq War. Now, said
Estler, they're down even further.
That could actually be bad news for the Island's
tourist economy as the Iraq war could have a side ef-
fect for area tourism, she said.
Destinations such as Miami and the Florida Keys
are now targeting Bradenton's traditional drive-in sum-
mer market of visitors from Florida and the southeast
states, she said, instead of concentrating on fly-in tour-
ism as those destinations have in prior years, Ester said.
"We've always been a drive-in market," she said.
"Now, I hear those other destinations are going after the
same people we rely on during the spring and summer."
What it all means is more and more competition for
the same visitors, but Moran said a big advantage for
the Island is price and ambiance.
A beachfront accommodation on Anna Maria Is-
land can be found for just over $100 a night during the
season, she said. That same accommodation in Miami
or Naples will cost more than $300 a night, she said.
And besides, added Davis, you can't get this kind
of peace and quiet in Miami, Key West, Naples or Or-
lando.
Exactly the point, said Estler. "People come here
because we are unique," she said, in contrast to other
Florida destinations that offer night clubs, amusement
parks, manmade attractions, big-name entertainment or
gambling.
Islanders involved in the tourism industry all
agreed on one thing: A quick end to the war and a safe
return of the troops will go a long way to ensuring a
strong summer tourist season.






THE ISLANDER M APRIL 9, 2003 M PAGE 5


Tortuga Inn expansion to be debated Thursday


City planners will hold a public hearing to decide
the fate of an expansion into larger suites and additional
23- unit building of the Tortuga Inn in Bradenton
Beach Thursday.
The resort, located at 1325 Gulf Drive, is owned by
Michael Blinkoff.
Although the project is referred to in city docu-
ments as a "major development request," it requires no
changes to the city's comprehensive plan, requests no
street vacation and. calls. for no change in land-devel-
opment codes pertaining to zoning, and is thereby al-
lowed under the current city current moratorium on
such land-use changes.


As a major development request, it also lies solely
within the purview of the planning and zoning board
and will not come before the city commission for final
action.
As explained by Building Official Bob Welch in a
staff review of the project, Blinkoff proposes interior
remodeling and conversion of the existing 42 motel
units into suites and construction of a new building
containing 23 new suites and a swimming pool. The
completed project would consist of a mixture of effi-
ciencies, one- and two-bedroom units and suites, each
of which would have kitchen facilities.
The new building would two habitable stories over


parking, Welch said. The property is zoned R-3, Multi-
family dwelling units, with a land-use designation of
Medium-High Residential/Seasonal Tourist, which al-
lows up to 26 units per acre on the site.
The property encompasses 2.7 acres. There are
currently five structures on the property.
Welch said the proposed project meets all of the
city's requirements regarding parking, traffic circula-
tion, building coverage, impervious surface coverage,
setbacks and height, landscaping, stormwater and pub-
.lic utilities concurrency.
The public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10
at city hall.


Water advisory lifted for Palma Sola Bay


The Manatee County Health Department last
week lifted its saltwater-quality health advisories for


the waters of Palma Sola Bay on both the north and
south sides of the causeway.


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These are "Trolley Queens," a group of women from LaCosta condominiums in north Bradenton Beach who
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lunch. For the trolley'sfirst anniversary, they had a special celebration, including visors made by Queen
Sandy Freeman's granddaughter Lindsay George, visiting from Iowa City, Iowa. Left to right are Jan
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The advisories had been in effect the past two
weeks after county environmental health officials
found the five-week average of tests for fecal coliform
bacteria at both its north and south Palma Sola Bay
testing locations exceeded levels recommended by the.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Acting Environmental Health Director Tom Larkin
said the latest test averages were both under the 35 coli
forming units per 100 milliliters of water that is the
EPA maximum.
Larkin averages saltwater samples each week at 10
sites around Manatee County as part of the federal
government's Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program to
determine if Florida has significant beach water-qual-
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Traffic psychic?
While on the surface the idea of signs on and off
the Island to warn motorists of problems ahead may
sound like a good idea, please, think again. Or, think
thoroughly.
Think about the damage caused to Island business
last year by warning signs on just one day, Easter.
Last week we reported that Island officials heard
a presentation by 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 nearly 10
years, and while funding comes from the MPO, Mana-
tee County is in charge of implemention.
Proposed are two large signs, one each .on the
mainland to alert westbound motorists on Cortez Road
and Manatee Avenue, and two small signs in Holmes
Beach and a fifth sign in Bradenton Beach near Co-
quina Beach to alert north-south and townbound traf-
fic.
The variable message signs will be linked to a cen-
tral computer and operated by the Manatee County
Traffic Department. MPO official Bob Herrington said
signs could be changed to read "bridge out," or "park-
ing lots full" or whatever is needed to aid motorists.
That's the really scary part. Last year we observed
the message sign on Manatee Avenue first hand shortly
after noon on Easter: "ISLAND CLOSED."
The signs were supposed to have said "No Park-
ing," instead of "Beaches Closed," officials told us, and
by 3:30 p.m., both signs were changed to "Expect Traf-
fic Delays," but the damage was done.
It was enough to spark a stampede of motorists on
both roads to make an abrupt U-turn and head back to
the mainland.
Island restaurants, in great anticipation, staffed to
the max, food bulging from refrigerators, looked out on
nearly empty parking lots by 1:30 in the afternoon.
And the debacle didn't end there. We noted the
message "Holiday Traffic/Expect Delays" at 11:30
p.m. on the following Saturday night although there
was obviously no traffic delay.
It's a classic case of government trying to do some-
thing right and screwing things up in the process, but
can we learn from the mistake?
Do we really want someone in the traffic depart-
ment in charge of our destiny? Or do we want to clearly
define what the criteria and the messages are to be -
short of "Welcome to Anna Maria Island?"



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Vandals turn yourself in
As the business owner at 5306 Holmes Blvd., which
you have vandalized twice in the past month, causing
nearly $2,000 worth of damage and much inconvenience
and heartache to those involved, I direct my comments to
you.
Turn yourself in!
Do this before you hurt someone and/or ruin your
own life. Your angry actions are misguided and your need
for attention is childish.
You may think you are.out-smarting everyone in this
quiet community, but you are mistaken.
Do the really smart thing and turn yourself in.
Todd Fleck, Cortez
Paradise vandals
As the owner of the building located at 5306 Holmes
Blvd., I want to voice my feelings concerning the recent
vandalism.
Two weeks ago a big storefront window was smashed
out, along with the entrance door. Five hundred dollars
was spent in repair. A group of teenaged boys were ob-
served just hours before.
Now last Monday, five more windows were broken
out. It doesn't seem possible that our Island is allowing
such things to happen.
We have lived on Anna Maria Island 49 years and
never seen such disregard for other people's property. It
is not acceptable that this is permitted to go on with such
little concern of our city leaders.
All of this starts at the dinner table at home. Over the
years we have been very involved with the youth of Anna
Maria Island. What a shame it is to see our Island Para-
dise violated by a few like this.
We are setting up a reward, which will be announced.
Earl Mowry, Holmes Beach
Awesome Islanders
I just wanted to write a thank-you note to the wonder-
ful people that work and live on Anna Maria Island. 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 to-
day. Once again, thank you very much.
Elene Rousonelos, Bradenton Beach
Poem to Anna Maria
We all enjoy very much reading The Islander each
week, but we do miss seeing the occasional poem from
local contributors. This is a poem I wrote recently about
our lovely little Island:
Anna Maria
There is a little Island
Where gentle breezes blow
Across the sunlit waters
Of the Gulf of Mexico.
It has no verdant mountains
Nor tumbling waterfalls.
But we can stroll the peaceful sands
And listen to the lonely seabirds' calls.

We have no grand casinos or
Hotels that rise on high.
But there's an endless ocean
And limitless blue sky.
Some say the isle is truly blest
By fortune's kindly smile.
The gods take pity on our lives
And bring us here to rest awhile.

And so we turn again once more
To where the stars are bright
And where the sun turns blue to gold
When evening fades into night.
To southern ways of living
Down where the palm trees grow
And feel again the magic of
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It's a capital improvement for Anna Maria City


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Capital Improvements Advisory Com-
mittee and Baskerville-Donovan, the city's engineering
firm, are ready to roll on some long-overdue projects.
At its April 1 meeting, the CIAC recommended the
city commission approve funding for four capital im-
provement projects, including one that involves six sepa-
rate stormwater drainage problem areas on city streets.
Of the six stormwater areas, work has already be-
gun on South Drive, said Public Works Director
George McKay, as funds have already been budgeted
to correct that standing water problem.


The five remaining stormwater problem areas that
need commission approval for funding are at 123 Ham-
mock Road, the Archer Way cul-de-sac, the intersec-
tion of North Shore Drive and Willow Avenue, the
Chilson Avenue cul-de-sac and the Willow Avenue
cul-de-sac.
Baskerville-Donovan had a cost estimate of
$23,500 for all the stormwater improvements and ser-
vices, including South Drive.
Also heading to the commission for approval are
roadway improvements on Oak Avenue and Tarpon
Street at an estimated cost of $25,600.
The CIAC also recommended the commission ap-


Honors for Thomas
Sarah Thomas of Anna Maria has just made the dean's honor list at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft.
Myers, which she attends on a Florida Brights Scholarship. She was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National
Honor Society, one of 56from 1,000freshmen, at an April 6 ceremony attended by parents Richard and Susan
and brother Stephen. She plays soccer, volleyball and is MVP in flag football, and volunteers at a women's
shelter and at a horse ranch. Islander Photo: Courtesy M.L. Bruewer


prove $5,800 to fund a preliminary stormwater assess-
ment by Baskerville-Donovan.
The CIAC also recommended approval of a
Baskerville-Donovan proposal to review the city's
1995 stormwater-runoff investigation report by the
Southwest Florida Water Management District to de-
termine what aspects of that report, if any, are still valid
for the city.
BD has also proposed a preliminary transportation
report at a cost of $18,900. The report would establish
a thoroughfare route through Anna Maria, designate as-
sociated locations and limits of public parking within
the city, develop an inventory of existing traffic and
parking signs, and provide recommendations for pro-
posed traffic and parking signs.
Kurt Jensen of Baskerville-Donovan said cost es-
timates on four other capital improvement projects
would be on an hourly basis.
The CIAC asked Jensen to price out those projects
so the committee has a dollar figure to work with and
will discuss those proposals with estimates at its April
15 meeting.
One of those project proposals is for Baskerville-
Donovan to provide consulting services for the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System and for the permitting
of maintenance dredging of the city's canal waterways
through the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection.
Another proposal calls for Baskerville-Donovan to
prepare a five-year plan for capital-improvement
projects in the city and evaluate existing city ordi-
nances and regulations governing development within
the city and suggest modifications to increase the effec-
tiveness of those ordinances.
The two remaining project proposals that need es-
timates are for bridge management services and miscel-
laneous consulting services to the public works depart-
ment upon request.
The city commission was to meet April 8 in a spe-
cial meeting to vote on funding for the Tarpon Street-
Oak Avenue repaving project and the review of the
Swiftmud report.


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pontoon's passengers or the
restaurant's patrons were injured.
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Easter, Holy Week services on Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Special observances of Holy Week, climaxing with
Easter Sunday, will begin next Sunday, April 13, Palm
Sunday.
On that day Christians celebrate Jesus' entry into
Jerusalem when palm branches were strewn before
him. Many Anna Maria Island churches will have ser-
vices that day, with palm fronds blessed and distributed
among worshipers.
Special services will follow on many of the days of
Holy Week, culminating on Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key with sunrise services to celebrate
Christ's resurrection. (The Easter date varies from year
to year because it is the first Sunday after the date of
the first full moon that occurs on or after March 21, the
vernal equinox.)
The Island service will begin at 6:30 a.m. on the
Manatee Public Beach, where Manatee Avenue ends at
the Gulf of Mexico. Longboat's service will be at
Bayfront Park, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, at 6:45 a.m.
with the Rev. Kenneth Gill, senior minister at Longboat
Island Chapel, bringing the sermon.
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island has spon-
sored the Island's sunrise services for 39 years, this
year under the chairmanship of Kiwanian Bill Tester.
Proceeds from the collection at the service go to the
seven Island churches, last year amounting to
$4,915.50 to bring the total to more than $114,000.
Fair weather has favored the services all of these
years, recalled Bob LoPiccolo, who has relinquished
chairmanship after many years. "In 20 years that I
know about, it has never rained on the program," he
said. "Once, 10 years ago, it was very close, though. I
was just packing up my stuff when it started to drizzle."
He also takes care of the music every year, including
this one.
The Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church will give the Easter invocation, followed
by James Stewart, president of the Island Kiwanis club,
making the celebrants welcome.
A special prayer for servicemen and servicewomen
will be delivered by the Rev. Jack Carroll of Island
Baptist Church. The Rev. Deacon Alfred Gasperi of St.
Bernard Catholic Church will read from the Scripture.
Special music will be by Steve Wicker, singer and key-
board artist, LoPiccolo will provide the prelude on the
keyboard and Dennis Dietz will play the postlude.
The Rev. Bill Grossman of Harvey Memorial
Community Church will bring the sermon, the Rev.
Danith Kilts of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will




Passover


'most joyous'


Jewish


holiday

"The most joyous of the religious holidays"
will be observed by Jews starting Wednesday,
April 16, with the Temple Beth Israel family
Seder at 6 p.m.
The Passover celebration will continue with
a religious service at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17,
and end with a Yizkor service at 10 a.m. the fol-
lowing Wednesday, April 23. All activities will
be at the temple at 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat
Key, and are open to the public.
Rabbi Michael D. Eisenstat said the Passover
"festival of liberation" is the "most joyous holi-
day" because it celebrates "our freedom from
Egyptian bondage" 3,000 years ago.
The Seder is the primary observance of Pass-
over, he said. It is a ceremonial meal with man-
dated foods and traditional songs. Cost is $50 for
members and guests, $25 for children under 12,
$59 for nonmember adults, $30 for children.


present the offertory, Rev. Carroll the benediction, and
Mr. Dietz the postlude.
Both celebrations are open to all, and those attend-
ing are advised to bring a chair or blanket.
In addition to the sunrise services, there are these
others at our churches, including telephone numbers
where further information may be obtained:
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
Palm Sunday service 9 and 11 a.m., children's
choir to sing at the earlier service.
Holy Thursday service with Holy Communion in
the sanctuary at 7 p.m.
Good Friday service at noon in the chapel.
Easter Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. with spe-
cial music.
The Rev. Gary Batey, pastor, 778-0414.
First Church of Christ Scientist, 6300 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Wednesday evening service at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday service and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.
Alice Reed, first reader, 778-4266.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Maundy Thursday observances at 10:30 a.m. and
7:15 p.m., with Holy Communion and foot-washing
ceremony.
Good Friday, Tenebrae services at 2 and 7:15 p.m.
Easter Saturday, Resurrection celebration with Holy
Communion at 5:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., Sun-
day School at 9 a.m., fellowship for new members at
11:30 a.m.
The Rev. Danith Kilts, pastor, 778-1813.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St. Bradenton Beach.
Palm Sunday service at 9:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday observance at 6 p.m., potluck
supper with Holy Communion.
Easter Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. with pastor dis-
cussing "Rise, Shine and Give God the Glory."
The Rev. William Grossman, pastor, 721-3643.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Palm Sunday vigil on Saturday with Masses at 4
and 5:30 p.m.
Palm Sunday, Masses at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week,
Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7


p.m., Altar of Reposition in chapel until 10 p.m.
Good Friday, Divine Mercy service at 8:30 a.m.,
Passion of Our Lord at 3 p.m. followed by Stations of
the Cross, and Shadow Box Stations of the Cross pre-
sented by parish children at 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday, Divine Mercy services 8:30 a.m.,
blessing of Easter baskets at 11 a.m.
Easter Sunday, Masses at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30
a.m., with Divine Mercy services following 11:30
Mass.
Father John H.R. Ellis, pastor; Father Bernard P.
Evanofski, assistant pastor, 778-4769.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Saturday, vigil and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 5:30
p.m.
Palm Sunday, Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m., Cho-
ral Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 a.m. (with nursery pro-
vided). Palms blessed and distributed at all services.
Holy Monday, Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.
Holy Tuesday and Wednesday, Holy Eucharist at
9:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.,
Holy Eucharist with foot-washing and stripping of the
altar at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday, liturgy at noon, Way of the Cross at
5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Easter Eve, Great Vigil of Easter at 8
p.m.
Easter Sunday, Holy Eucharist Rite I at 7:30 a.m.,
Solemn Mass at 9 a.m. (nursery provided), and Choral
Eucharist Rite II at 11 a.m.
Father Bennett Barnes, interim rector; Father Rich-
ard Bennett, assisting priest; Barbara Carmine, deacon,
778-1638.
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria.
Wednesday, prayer service, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Holy Communion, 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday worship at 11 a.m. (with nursery
provided).
The Rev. Jack Carroll, pastor, 778-0719.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Drive.
Palm Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m.
Maundy Thursday soup supper and Communion at
6 p.m.
Easter Sunday, chapel worship services at 9 and 11
a.m.
The Rev. Kenneth Gill, senior minister, 383-6491.


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Sheriff's butterflies
Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park is adding three sculpted butterflies, the creation of inmates while in the
custody of the Manatee County Sheriff's Department at the port jail. Here, left to right, are Tom McGannon,
past president of the Island Garden Club, which helped create the park's garden; Nancy Ambrose, park chair;
Jon Thornberg, club outgoing president; and Mercedes Thornburg of the club. The park is adjacent to Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.





THE ISLANDER M APRIL 9, 2003 0 PAGE 9


Wacky regatta at


Coquina Bayside


Saturday
Twenty teams of paddlers on wacky makeshift
"bottle boats" will be paddling hard Saturday off Co-
quina Beach-Bayside for honors in the 2003 De Soto
Bottle Boat Regatta.
The annual wacky event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday
on the south end of Anna Maria Island, on the east side of
Coquina Beach. As an aside, travel on Anna Maria Island
from Bradenton Beach south to Longboat Key may be
hampered by crowds seeking to enjoy the event.
Spectators are encouraged to attend the races, with
20 teams expected to man 10 boats that are specifically
designed for the event with plastic "milk jug-style"
bottles providing buoyancy. Only people-powered pad-
dling is permitted for propulsion.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' youth group,
the Privateens, is expected to enter the waterborne fray
with an appropriate vessel.
A dozen Ballard Elementary School pupils who
were selected by lottery from the honor roll will be
competing against an experienced Cub Scout Troop 22
team that proved formidable in last year's races.
Also competing on the 100-yard-long race course are
three middle school teams, four high school teams, and a
dozen adult teams, including three women's teams.
New among the adults racing this year is Manatee
County EMS with a plastic bottle boat named "Evac
This." Other adult teams are representing Southside
Athletic Club, ETCO, Mike's Refrigeration and Gevity
HR.
The De Soto Queen's Court of 10 contestants vy-
ing to be the De Soto Queen and Princess for 2003-04
also will race this year.
The regatta is held annually in conjunction with the
Hernando De Soto Festival and will feature food by the
De Soto Grille Team, popcorn from Wachovia Bank
and Pepsi soft drinks.
For more information, please call 747-1998.


Ifyou think these bottle boat aficionados were winners last year, wait until you see the antics of this Saturday's 20-
plus teams in the 2003 De Soto Bottle Boat Regatta at Coquina Beach. Islander Photo: J.L Robertson

Red tide expected to miss Anna Maria Island


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
An outbreak of red tide that has been drifting north-
ward along Florida's Gulf coast the past two months is
expected to have little impact on Anna Maria Island
because of strong easterly winds this week.
Rick Stumpf of the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration's Coastal Monitoring and As-
sessment Center said satellite imagery indicates that the
red-tide bloom "will not move north" but should either
stall or move to the west during the next few days, well
off Anna Maria Island's coast.
Stumpf cautioned, however, that like the weather,
NOAA predictions are not always 100 percent accurate.
"Conditions could change to bring the bloom


closer to [Anna Maria] Island," he said.
The edge of the bloom was located about five miles
offshore from Sarasota's Lemon Bay on Monday and
extended out into the Gulf 20 miles, Stumpf said.
"It's not common to have a red tide this large in
February or March in Florida," he added. "Normally,
you would see this in September or October."
Teri Behling of the Mote Marine Laboratory in
Sarasota said on Tuesday the bloom has affected areas
of Sarasota County including Longboat Key, but has
not yet entered Manatee County waters.
That could change within the next few days with
south-southwest winds forecast for Gulf waters that
might push the bloom north and closer to shore, the Na-
tional Weather Service in Ruskin said Tuesday.


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for your kindergarten-age children for school enroll-
ment.
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year will take place at Anna Maria Elementary School
at the annual Kindergarten Roundup on April 17..
Parents are forewarned that health-care documen-
tation and immunization records are required to regis-
ter.
Registration forms will be accepted in the admin-
istrative office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and an immuni-
zation van will be on site from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parents should bring the student's birth certificate,
Social Security card, immunization record, proof of a
Florida physical exam within the past year and proof
of residency.
A school nurse will be available to review records
and answer questions.
Required immunizations and vaccines include
DPT, polio, measles, hepatitis B, and Varivax or docu-
mented chicken pox.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call 708-5525.


Meals on Wheels makes appeal
to snowbirds
Meals on Wheels is making its final appeal of the
season to winter residents and other visitors for dona-
tions before the donors head north for the summer.
"As you prepare to depart ... please remember that
Meals on Wheels Plus would appreciate the donation
of canned goods and unopened boxed items for the
food bank," said Ellen Campbell, executive director of
the organization.
"The food is used to help families who are having
difficulties because of loss of ajob, medical problems,
or weather-related emergencies."
The items may be dropped off at 811 23rd Ave. E.,
Bradenton, or at a number of other places for which
locations may be obtained by calling 747-4655.


Power squadron safety classes
are Saturday
The Anna Marian Island Power Squadron will con-
duct boating safety classes all day Saturday, April 12,
at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
Fees are $28 for materials and $7 for food at the
classes, running from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The course will go
into state boating laws, weather, rules of the road, boat
handling and other aspects of boating.
For registration and additional information, call
778-8408, 545-7646 or 518-1750.


'Nooner' event Wednesday
A "Nooner" networking luncheon will be hosted
by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce at 11:30
a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Chart House restau-
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of varieties of bromeliads on display and for sale this
weekend during the 23rd Annual Sarasota Bromeliad
Society show and sale. Plants will be on sale only
Friday, April 11, and on display and for sale Satur-
day and Sunday, April 12-13, at Marie Selby Botani-
cal Gardens, U.S. 41 at South Palm Avenue,
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'Identity Fraud' will be topic
of speaker
"Senior Citizen Identity Fraud" will be discussed
by Diane Barrie of Century Bank at a meeting of the
Women's Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church at
12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are available at
778-4769.

Teen programs are set
at Community Center
Programs designed for teens age 11 and older are
being emphasized at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
"Fun at the Center" is a meeting where teens can
speak their minds and discuss issues and interests with
fellow teens and coordinator Sara Tanner, Mondays at
7 p.m.
Art sessions are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday for teen
artists.
GIRLS, Growing Individuals Responding With
Life Skills, will be a forum for 11- to 14-year-olds from
7-8 p.m. Thursday.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-1908.

Republican women
to hear Pat Glass
Manatee County Commissioner Pat Glass will dis-
cuss migrant housing at a meeting of the Women of
Manatee County Republican Club at noon Friday,
April 11, at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth
Ave. W., Bradenton.
Cost of the luncheon is $15. Reservations may be
made and details obtained by calling 722-5729 or 758-
4878.

Restaurant recognized
Euphemia Haye has been awarded the Council of
Independent Restaurants of America "award of excel-
lence" for support of the organization. The restaurant
is at 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. De-
tails may be obtained at 383-3633.

Widow group meets
The Island Widowed Persons Service group will
discuss "Memory Improvement" at 9 a.m. Monday,
April 14, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Details are available
at 778-1908.






THE ISLANDER M APRIL 9, 2003 0 PAGE 11


Hopeful kisser
Scott May, co-owner of Catcher's Marina in Holmes Beach, takes a practice kiss at a pretend piglet in hopes
he'll get to kiss the real thing April 24. He and five other Manatee County men are raising money by various
means, mainly putting the arm on friends, to kiss the pig at the victory party and turn the money over to the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County. Deadline for contributions is April 22, and they should be sent in
his name to the organization at P.O. Box 280, Bradenton FL 34206. Last year's contest raised $24,000, the
year before $73,000.


Obituaries


Robert Lee Bullard III
Robert Lee Bullard III, 76, of Lansing, Mich., and
a winter resident of Anna Maria Island, died April 4.
Born in New York City, Mr. Bullard has been a
winter resident of Anna Maria Island since 1994. He
retired as advertising manager for the State News,
Michigan State University's student newspaper in East
Lansing, Mich. He served in the U.S. Army during
World War II. He was Catholic.
Memorial services will be in East Tawas, Mich.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by wife Shirley J.; sons Robert Lee
IV of Pinehurst, N.C., Blair Andrew of Howell, Mich.,
and Brett Palmer of Sebring; and five grandchildren.


Antonio 'Tony' Diaz
Antonio "Tony" Diaz, 93, of Anna Maria, died
April 3.
Born in Tampa, Mr. Diaz came to Anna Maria in
1974. He retired from General Telephone after 48
years. He was a member of the International Brother-
hood of Electrical Workers.
Private services will be held at a later date.
He is survived by daughter Barbara Ramsey of
Bradenton; son Carl of Sarasota; sisters Mary
Hovsepian of Hobe Sound and Alice Triffelitti of Mi-
ami; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.


Dean I. Jacquin
Dean I. Jacquin, 85, of Bradenton and formerly
Holmes Beach, died April 4.
Born in Augusta, Ga., Mr. Jacquin came to Holmes
Beach from Wayne, N.J., more than 20 years ago. He
was a retired development consultant for the Foote
System in Caldwell, N.J. He was a member.of the New
Jersey State Cavalry in Essex, N.Y. He was a former
chief of the Packanack Lake Volunteer Fire Co., a
member of the Key Royale Golf Club in Holmes
Beach, and past commander of the Lavallette Yacht
Club in Lavallette, N.J. He was a member of Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria City.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
April 9, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be
made to Packanack Lake Fire Co., Wayne NJ 07470,
or to HCJB World Radio, P.O. Box 39800, Colorado
Springs CO 80949.
SHe is survived by wife Marjorie; daughter Nancy
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Russell Gerald Parizo
Russell Gerald Parizo, 63, of Bradenton, died April
3. .
Born in Essex Junction, Vt., Mr. Parizo came to
Manatee County from Ware, Mass., in 1966. He owned
and operated Club Video in Anna Maria City and on
Manatee Avenue. He was a member of Saint Joseph
Catholic Church, Bradenton.
Visitation and services were April 6 and Mass
April 7. Memorial contributions may be made to First
Baptist Church of Bradenton, Historical Restoration
Fund, 1306 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205, or
to Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 2704 33rd Ave. W.,
Bradenton FL 34205. Brown and Sons Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Mary; daughter Lorie
Windham of Bradenton; son Scott R. of Sarasota; and
three grandchildren.

Vivian C. Pittman
Vivian C. Pittman, 89, of Bradenton, died April 1.
Born in Antioch, Ohio, Mrs. Pittman came to
Manatee County from Indianapolis in 1978. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of Church of the An-
nunciation.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
She is survived by daughters Judy Gill of Carlisle,
Pa., and Sondra of Chicago; and two grandchildren.

Gary A. Sawyer
Gary A. Sawyer, 51, of Bradenton, died April 8.
Born in Putnam, Conn., Mr. Sawyer came to
Manatee County from Danielson, Conn., in 1984.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,
April 11, at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 604 43rd
St. W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be
made to Bradenton Hospice, care of Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand. Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by former wife Julie; daughters
Grace and Margaret of Holmes Beach; sisters Sandra
Fazioli of Bradenton Beach, Sharon Hancock and
Shana Miller, both of Winston Salem, N.C., Sheryl
Beartsley of North Muskegon, Mich., and Eileen
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Watch talent, not TV in Anna Maria


The Anna Maria City Commission has passed a
resolution endorsing the talent show and no-TV week.
The commission has been joined in endorsements
by Anna Maria Elementary School teachers Kathy
Granstad, Maureen Loveland and Joan Sackett, in ad-
dition to medical professionals Dr. John Cella, Dr.
Scott Kosfeld, Dr. Carl Voyles and PA Meri Nakajima.
The 90-minute talent show is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Friday, April 25, at city hall, said Canniff, and the
deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.


Artists Guild features Nierman
Faye Rosechild Nierman, right, is featured this month at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Phyllis Cogan, Guild president, shows off one of Nierman's paintings in the gallery window at
the Friday opening. Nierman was pleased as punch about selling a $400 painting. On Friday, April 11, Anna
Maria's Carolyn Whitmore will demonstrate her techniques in both oils and watercolors at the gallery from
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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.
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else displaying their talent.
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schedule will allow, acts will be selected on the basis
of the date of application and the variety of the pro-
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To enter the show, call Canniff at 778-4590, or
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address, telephone number, a brief description of the
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Bradenton Beach scrambles to make grant deadline


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
On Anna Maria Island, it seems that every time
someone comes up with a grant program to fund a
worthwhile project in any Island city, the application
deadline for grant funding has either just passed or is
only a few week's away.
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor
Management Entity learned there's a federal grant pro-
gram that could provide up to $200,000 in matching
funds for the CME's proposed multi-use path through
Coquina Beach and Leffis Key.
That's the good news for the project that has been
in the discussion and planning stages for the past three
years.
Manatee County Grant Coordinator Maggie Marr,
however, gave the CME the bad news at its April I
meeting: The deadline for funding in this particular
grant cycle this year is April 30, 2002, and that's no
April Fool's joke.
But she said it's worth a try because even if the
CME doesn't get all the paperwork done in time this
year, they'll be that much ahead for application in next


year's cycle.
"It's an easy proposal" to write, once all the re-
quired documents are ready, said Marr, who will write
the application, "but you would have to move fast."
There are a number of "tricky problems" to solve
quickly before the grant can be written, and the Mana-
tee County Commission actually applies for the match-
ing grant, which has a $200,000 maximum, she said.
The matching funds can come from services and
equipment provided by the county's parks and recre-
ation department, she suggested.
CME Chairperson Judy Giovanelli said it was
worth a try to make the deadline and other board mem-
bers and county officials at the meeting agreed.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie will speak
to County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who rep-
resents the Island and Cortez, to get the proposal placed
on the April 15 agenda. The county commission must
approve the project and agree to provide matching
funds.
The grant application must be accompanied by a
letter of endorsement from the county's parks and rec-
reation department.


Chappie also has to get a letter of approval from a
Bradenton Beach homeowner's association. Any asso-
ciation will do, said Marr.
Giovanelli made a presentation to the Manatee
County Environmental Lands Management Acquisi-
tion Committee April 7 to get that committee's en-
dorsement.
Bradenton Beach Public Works Director Dottie
Poindexter will provide an estimate of costs ex-
pected to be between $150,000 and $200,000 to
Chappie and Giovanelli for their respective presenta-
tions.
The county has to decide in the application which
department will build the project.
After Chappie speaks with von Hahmann, he will
contact Manatee County Adminstrator Ernie Padgett to
discuss the project with him and get his input on where
the matching services might come from.
There may also be the need for an interlocal oper-
ating agreement between Bradenton Beach and Mana-
tee County, said Marr.
Other than those few items for the grant applica-
tion, "it's easy," she claimed.


'Toonerville' boat soon going east


That stubby red, white and black boat that
has been around the Island for years is going to
the east coast to help sea turtle conservation
programs there.
Owners Harold and Gretchen Petraske of
Holmes Beach have donated their beloved but
underused vessel to the National Sea Trust
Foundation in Fort Lauderdale.
The foundation plans to come for "the little
ship that could" before the end of April,


Gretchen Petraske said. Meanwhile, it is resting in
the backyard of Catchers Marina, 5501 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
She explained that the couple fell in love with
the little harbor ferries that taxi people around the
port of Victoria, B.C. They had a 20-foot duplicate
built and brought to Anna Maria.
It's all enclosed, with the helm in a cupola
amidships, the superstructure painted a distinctive
red and the hull black and white "in kind of free


form," said Gretchen.
Her husband calls it "the Toonerville Trol-
ley" after the old-time comic strip.
But they don't use it much, so they've given
it away. The new owner will use the little boat to
take youth groups out on the water, educate them
on the environment with emphasis on turtles, she
said.
"That's just right. It's a people hauler, it's a
good job for a good little boat."


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Residents threaten legal action against Tip


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents who live near the Tip of the
Island restaurant/pub don't plan on letting their com-
plaints about code violations at that establishment fade
quietly or loudly- into the Anna Maria night.
Responding to a Feb. 10 letter from Mayor
SueLynn which effectively said the Tip was not break-
ing any city ordinance by selling more alcohol than
food, residents have threatened "legal action" if the city
doesn't reconsider its position.
Attorney Steve Thompson, representing the af-
fected residents, said that even if the restaurant is ex-
empt from having a certain percentage of sales come
from prepared foods, it's still "not permitted to expand
its use as a dining facility into a full-fledged tavern or
night club."
That's prohibited, Thompson said, because the Tip
is already a permitted, non-conforming use and as such
it can't be "enlarged, increased, intensified, substituted


Save the date:


April 16

Be sure to mark your calendar for a special night
of socializing and investing in top-notch artworks by
area artists and it's all a benefit for the art program
at Anna Maria Elementary School.
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 The
Islander newspaper and Ooh La La! Bistro in the Island
Shopping Center.
AME art teacher Gary Wooten said he's excited
about the event and the opportunity to fund much
needed supplies as well as the set decorations for the
fifth-grade production of the "Music Man." He's even
putting together a special show of artwork by students
at AME which will also be offered for purchase
from 5 to 6 p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend the auction and
reception. 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 Richard Thomas, Woody Candish, Joe
Hutchinson, Linda Molto, Rob Reiber, Joan and Carl
Voyles, Ginger White and Carrie Price, plus gifts from
the Sterling Anvil and much 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.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the art
sale will benefit the school.
To offer artwork for auction, call The Islander's
staff artist Carrie Price, 778-7978, or bring work to The
Islander office by April 11.
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Holmes Beach couple

arrested for fraud
Holmes Beach residents Jeffrey and Tammy
Hancock were arrested April 3 and charged with fraud
in connection with the December 2001 sale of Anna
Maria Island Wine & Spirits, a liquor store on Marina
Drive in Holmes Beach.
Manatee County Circuit Court documents state
that Jeffrey Wallace Hancock and Tammy J. Catt
Hancock, both of 511 59th St., Holmes Beach, were
each arrested on one count of security fraud.
The charge by State Attorney Earl Moreland of the
12th Judicial Circuit of Florida stemmed from an inves-
tigation by Holmes Beach Police into the sale by the
Hancocks of the liquor store at 5508 Marina Drive.
The Hancocks were released on $1,000 bail each,
according to the court documents, and an arraignment on
the charge scheduled May 2 with Judge Marc B. Gilner.
The charge is a third-degree felony with a maxi-
mum sentence of five years imprisonment.
Efforts to reach the Hancocks were unsuccessful.


or extended," according to the ordinance.
The Tip is now clearly operating as an establish-
ment "far beyond a mere dining facility that is not re-
quired to conform with the specific percentage require-
ments for sale of prepared food," claimed Thompson.
The change of use "is evidenced" by the "near-
elimination of the dining-room facility and the limited
sales of prepared foods, in conjunction with the addi-
tion of a pool table, video games, extended hours of
operation and live music," he said.
"Thus the restaurant is now operating as a night
club or tavern, a use that has never been permitted by
the code," said Thompson.
"Accordingly, we strongly urge you to reconsider
your position in this matter before it becomes necessary
to institute further legal proceedings against the city,"
concluded Thompson.
City Commissioner Linda Cramer has said previ-
ously that the residents believe the Tip is in violation
of the city codes and it is the city's "obligation to in-


The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-
Teacher Organization is seeking letters of support for
its grant proposal to beautify the school entrance along
Gulf Drive with palm trees.
Up to $2,500 in matching grant money is available
for neighborhood enhancement programs from Mana-
tee County and, under the advice of the Holmes Beach
Parks and Beautification Committee, the PTO has
agreed to pursue the grant to beautify the roadway in
front of the school.
The grant is available to homeowner/condominium
associations, neighborhood associations/coalitions,
crime or neighborhood-watch groups and non-profit
organizations. The money is not available to govern-
ment organizations. Therefore, the parks and beautifi-
cation committee cannot apply for the grant, although
it may serve in an advisory role to the PTO.
Preliminary plans suggest that foxtail palms would be
a suitable landscaping choice if the grant is received. Parks
and Beautification Committee Chairman Jim Gloth said
that the palm is easy to maintain and it is resilient.
Although Holmes Beach Superintendent of Public
Works Joe Duennes said that he is concerned about the
impact of plans to rebuild the elementary school by the
Manatee County School Board, he agreed that a flexible
plan could be worked out if the grant is awarded to the
PTO.
Gloth said that the PTO would have a year to spend
the money when it is awarded in August and that he has
heard that "after next year, money will be hard to come
by."
Anyone in favor of supporting the PTO is asked to
submit a letter, which can be dropped off at Holmes
Beach City Hall. The letter should be addressed to ei-
ther the AME PTO or to Kathleen Thompson, who is
accepting the grant applications for the county.


vestigate" and enforce code violations by requiring the
Tip to come into compliance.
Cramer told The Islander she and her neighbors are
not content with the recent decision of the mayor and
the result of the investigation by the city's code en-
forcement officer, Gerry Ravthon.
The residents say that historically, the Tip was
operated for more than 20 years as a dining room with
a small pub for on-premises consumption, and used to
close around 9 or 10 p.m. every evening.
A few years ago, residents say, problems began at
the Tip when new owners extended the operating hours
and began having live music, which has since been dis-
continued.
Residents first officially complained about the Tip
in a letter from Thompson to the city in December
2002, but have made numerous complaints at city com-
mission meetings the past two years.
SueLynn said she would ask City Attorney Jim
Dye to prepare a response to the new letter.


Gloth said to be sure the letters are not addressed
to the city or to the beautification committee, but to the
PTO. Letters must be received by April 15.
City Hall is located at 5801 Marina Drive.


Three-week drawing

class starts Tuesday
A drawing course taught by Bradenton
artist Sue Lynn Cotton will begin a three-week
program Tuesday, April 15, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
The Tuesday classes will be from 9-10:15
a.m. at a cost of $25 for Center members, $30
for nonmembers. Details man be obtained and
registration made by calling 778-1908.


Plant donation
Anna Maria resident Chuck White has been instru-
mental in securing a donation of 75 potted beach sun-
flowers to the city's Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee from the University of
Florida Agriculture Department's extension office in
Manatee County.
White, a member of the local "Master Gardener"
program that actually secured the donation, said the
plants will be used to enhance the native plantings al-
ready placed on the bay side of Anna Maria's shoreline
near the city pier.
A group of volunteer city residents headed by
Michael Miller is performing the landscaping work at
the city pier with assistance from the public works de-
partment, White said.


SHappy Tingley
'' faces
A luncheon to honor
and thank volunteers
S- at the Tingley
Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach
.drew about 30
people last week.
Among the
.. participantss were,
L from left, Mayor
,. John Chappie;
Mollie Sandberg,
library board
member; John
.. Sandberg, past
library chair; and
Cotty Johnson,
library board chair.
Islander Photo:
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THE ISLANDER A APRIL 9, 2003 0 PAGE 15


Streetlife

Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 30, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
recovered vehicle. An abandoned vehicle was recov-
ered by deputies, although the owner could not be lo-
cated. According to the report, the ignition lock and
driver-side door lock were damaged and the window
was broken. In addition, the seats, stereo, wheels, tires
and front bumper were missing from the vehicle.

Bradenton Beach
March 15, 3100 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest.
Joel Pedro Sanchez, 21, of Palmetto, was arrested for
possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug parapherna-
lia after officers witnessed Sanchez cross into oncom-
ing traffic with his vehicle and pulled him over. Ac-
cording to the report, officers detected an odor similar
to marijuana and asked Sanchez to step out of the car,
at which time they found a bag containing marijuana.
March 15, 2500 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest.
Brett Milks, 16, and Justin Dries, 20, both of Holmes
Beach, were arrested for possession of marijuana and
possession of alcohol by a minor under age 21 after
officers stopped them for driving without a vehicle tag.
According to the report, officers found open beer con-
tainers in the vehicle and smelled an odor similar to
marijuana. Officers were given consent to search the
vehicle, according to the report, at which time two
packages of marijuana were found in the console.
March 16, 1700 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, drug
arrest. Joe Fisher, 42, of Ellenton, was arrested for
possession of marijuana. According to the report, of-
ficers witnessed Fisher drinking a beer while driving
through the park. When asked to step out of his vehicle,
Fisher reportedly threw a plastic bag under his car.
According to the report, officers retrieved the bag, and
determined it to be marijuana.

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March 17, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass
warning. An employee filed a trespass warrant against
two men, who, according to the report, she believed to
be homeless and planning to camp behind the store.
March 19, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass
warning. According to the report, the manager re-
quested a trespass warning against a man who was seen
urinating on the property.
March 23, 1500 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park,
criminal mischief. According to the report, someone
attempted to gain entry to a Manatee County Marine
Rescue stand through the south windows.
March 24, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft.
According to the report, a juvenile ran out of the store
with a case of beer.
March 25, 1200 Gulf Drive N., beach area, infor-
mation. A man reported that five male subjects came
up behind him on the beach and attacked him, causing
minor injuries to his jaw. According to the report, of-
ficers have been dealing with numerous groups of ju-
veniles drinking and partying on the beach and they
believe this may be a related incident.
March 27, 1800 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, resist-
ing with violence. According to the report, officers re-
sponded to a call regarding a domestic dispute between
a couple. Officers attempted to help the boyfriend find
a ride home but, according to the report, when attempts
to reach anyone failed, he became aggressive toward
the officers. The suspect reportedly hit an officer in the
chest with his head and repeatedly hit his own head
against a bench and the concrete parking lot, causing
injury to his nose. Officers used pepper spray to con-
tain the individual and took him into custody under the
Marchman Act.
March 28, 500 block of Gulf Drive S., traffic arrest.
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March 28, 2312 Avenue C, Lazy Livin' condo-
miniums, criminal mischief. According to the report,
the rear window of a vehicle was smashed, possibly by
a BB gun pellet. Several people in the surrounding area
reported hearing a vehicle with a loud exhaust leaving
the area after they heard the window shatter.
March 29, 2200 block of Avenue C, criminal mis-
chief. The driver's side window of a vehicle was report-
edly shattered by what appeared to be a pellet or BB gun.

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March 28, 5701 Marina Drive, Island Branch Li-
brary, theft. A man reported his bicycle missing and,
according to the report, officers found the bicycle at the
Manatee Public Beach.
March 29, 300 block of 29th Street, suspicious inci-
dent. A man reported the rear window of his car broken.
March 29, 400 block of 62nd Street, theft. A
woman reported her bicycle missing.
March 31, 300 block of 67th Street, criminal mis-
chief. The window of a woman's minivan was report-
edly broken, possibly by a pellet or BB gun.
April 1, 3001 Avenue E., Palm Cay; 4800 block of
Second Avenue, 100 block of 39th Street, 200 block of
77th Street, 5600 block of Gulf Drive, 6000 block of
Gulf Drive, 5700 block of Carisa, criminal mischief.
The windows of several vehicles were reportedly shat-
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April 2, 200 block of 56th Street, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported two paint chipped areas on
her vehicle that appeared to have been from a BB gun.
April 2, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. A
woman reported her bicycle stolen.
April 2, 8400 block of Marina Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported the passenger-side window of
her vehicle shot out by a BB or pellet gun.


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Big coastal cleanup day coming Saturday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Saturday will be a big day hereabouts for cleaning
- it's the annual Great American Cleanup, Anna
Maria and Cortez style.
Individuals and teams will meet at check-in centers
at 9 a.m. in most cases, but as early as 7 in Cortez, and
carry on as long as it takes to clear off the litter or the
cleaner's energy is used up.
Ingrid McClellan, executive director of the spon-
soring Keep Manatee Beautiful, said the cleanup on
Anna Maria Island and Palma Sola Causeway will be
directed mostly to the shorelines.
In Cortez, the FISH Preserve will get a going-over
with the focus on tires, which have been dumped in the
Preserve by the hundreds over the years. Not to men-
tion every other conceivable kind of trash and garbage,
including entire bathrooms and kitchens.
Also high on the priority list everywhere are dis-
carded plastic items of all kinds that wildlife often fa-
tally mistakes for food, and monofilament fishing line
which entangles water birds and can strangle them or
hold them until they starve.
Volunteers should equip themselves with gloves
and especially with insect repellant. They can report at
9 a.m. to the check-in center of their choice:
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Kingfish Boat Ramp at the Island end of the Anna
Maria Bridge in Holmes Beach.
Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach.
Bongo's Bayside Grille on Palma Sola Causeway.
Cortez will have an all-day cleanup at the 95-acre
Preserve that the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heri-
tage is buying as a nature preserve and as a buffer
against condominiums anywhere near the historic fish-
ing village.
Karen Bell, who is co-chairing the cleanup there,
said 7 a.m. is not too early to begin, and volunteers are
welcome any time during the day. They are to gather
at the old schoolhouse between the village and the Pre-
serve, 4415 119th St. W.


Keep Manatee Beautiful is placing two large
Dumpsters at the former schoolhouse in Cortez for the
expected deluge of litter. "There is junk hidden behind
junk," Bell said. "Junk, especially tires, revealed when
we cleared out other junk" last year.
Co-chair Allen Garner will trim out brush with the
help of Boy Scouts from his son's troop, whom he will
be leading on a campout there that weekend.


Both Bell and Garner emphasized that volunteers
should bring gloves, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows,
chain saws, rope, twine, pickup trucks and lots and lots
of bug spray;
Hot dogs and other picnic-style comestibles will be
at the schoolhouse at lunchtime, and FISH members
will be selling $15 T-shirts during the day, the volun-
teers to get them at cost.


Audubon society forming unique preserve


With the help of an Anna Maria Islander, the
Manatee County Audubon Society is developing a na-
ture preserve that will be unique in this area.
Nancy Ambrose of Holmes Beach said the 30-acre
property in Palmetto was passed along to Audubon by
Anita and Otis Felts, winter residents of Palmetto.
He was a pilot and he and his brother Charlie flew
over the area and decided they wanted the property, she
said. They bought it together and then split it between
them. Otis and wife Anita built a home on 24th Av-
enue, across the street from the 30-acre tract where they
pastured cattle.
He worked summers in Alaska and lived in Pal-
metto in the winter. He was a philanthropist, giving
heavily to Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Anita died two years ago and Otis died last year,
but acute awareness of a heart problem led him to dis-
pose of the property before his death. He sold the
homestead to a nephew and wife, Ken and Anna
Andrews, who in turn willed 30 acres that had served
as the Felts pasture land to Audubon.
The organization plans to build a nature center, an
education center, picnic area, walkways or boardwalks,
but mostly keep it natural to support wildlife.
Ambrose said that since January Audubon mem-
bers have counted 106 species of birds there, including
water birds at the small lake. They also have seen a fox
family, snakes and other reptiles, squirrels and other
animals.
The organization has begun the huge task of clean-


Proud cleanup crew
The Manatee County Audubon Society had its first
cleanup work day on the property that was willed to
the organization by the family of Anita and Otis
Felts; they have named it Felts Audubon Preserve.
Islander Photo:Nancy Ambrose

ing up the property so it can be turned into a nature
preserve. It has been abused as a dumping ground for
years.
In late March Audubon volunteers hauled out more
than 300 tires and piles of other trash, and will give it
another major going-over Saturday, April 12, as part of
the Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American Cleanup.
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State studies control of uncontrollable ... cats?


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent .
State wildlife conservers are casting an eye on fe-
ral cats, bringing chortles to a couple of local people
who have considerable experience with the animals.
"I can't imagine what they can do about it," said
Charlie Guy, who has been Anna Maria Island's "cat
man" for many years.
"The cats aren't the problem, people are," said Pam
McDonald, director of the Humane Society of Mana-
tee County. "We think every life should live."
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission has "reviewed issues concerning feral or free-
ranging domestic cats" and has directed its staff to pre-
pare a policy proposal for the FWC.
The problem, as the director of the Division of Wild-
life, Frank Montalbano, sees it, is that the cat is a preda-
tor that ranges all over Florida on all kinds of lands and
is "a highly efficient predator of mammals, birds and other
animals, whether humans feed it or not."
He estimated the state's population of cats that live
outdoors, both pets and those that have gone wild, at
5.3 million. They "have the opportunity to prey on
wildlife, including protected species such as scrub jays,
beach mice and sea turtle nestlings." Even cats that are
fed regularly often stalk and kill wildlife, he noted:
They are magnificently suited predators.
Well, duh, was Charlie Guy's reaction. Cats are
cats simple, huh?
He comes to the Island every day to feed cats that
have gone wild, as he has for 13 years except for two
days when he was defeated by storms.
They come to trust him, hiding in brush and trash and
old buildings until they see his van arrive and make sure
it's really him and he's alone. Then they rush out to eat the
mixture of dry and canned cat food he brings.
Some of them even let him pet them, if he makes
no sudden moves.
"They don't hurt anything," says the retired and
sometimes ailing 70-year-old. He lived on the Island
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dogs chasing cats than cats chasing wildlife."
Most of the feral cats were dumped by someone, he
said. "People blame the animals when they should
blame humans for making them what they are."
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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.

Thursday, April 10
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP tax help at Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 888-227-7669.
12:30 p.m. "Senior Citizen Identity Fraud" with
Diane Barrie of Century Bank at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
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5 to 9 p.m. "Whale Done" seminar at the
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Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
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7p.m. Sarasota Sea Shell Club meeting at Mote
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7 to 8 p.m. Teen GIRLS Forum at the Anna


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Average Gulf water temperature 730
24-hour accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily.


Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Friday, April 11
10 a.m. to noon Watercolor demonstration by
Carolyn Whitmore at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.
Noon Women of Manatee County Republican
Club meeting with guest speaker Manatee County
Commissioner Pat Glass at the Bradenton Country
Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
778-3282. Fee applies.
5 to 9 p.m. Seaweed Gallery and Bridge Street
open house 112 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 782-1128.

Saturday, April 12
7 a.m. Keep Cortez Beautiful FISH Preserve
cleanup. Registration at the 1912 Cortez Schoolhouse,
4415 119th St. W., Cortez Village. Information: 794-
1249.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron boating safety class at 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. Information: 778-8408. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to noon- Anna Maria Island Great Ameri-
can Cleanup, check in at Palma Sola Causeway, city
hall in Anna Maria, Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes
Beach and the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach. Information: 795-8272.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kiwanis Club Reading Fiesta
with a "Story Book Parade" and celebrity readers at
Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 761-8822 or,
www.kiwanisreadingfiesta.com.
10:30 a.m. Origami class at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
11 a.m. to 3p.m. Sierra Club "Keep it Clean and
Green Earth Expo" at the Florida House, 4600 S.
'eneva Rd., Sarasota. Information: 925-9000.

Monday, April 14
9 to 10 a.m. Manatee Widowed Persons Ser-
vice discussion on "Memory Improvement" at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7p.m. "Fun at the Center" for Island teens at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

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7 p.m. "Secret Lights in the Sea: A Personal
Account of Life as a Marine Bioluminescence Junkie"
by Edith Wilder at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Fee applies,

Tuesday, April 15
1 to 4 p.m. Veteran's Service officer available
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. By appointment: 749-3030.
4 p.m. Author Barbara Elleman at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
7 to 9 p.m. Teen art program at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Wednesday, April 16
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce "Nooner" at the Chart House restaurant,
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
387-9519.
Noon- Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908.
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.
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
Mendoza, the Russian plein air painters and Michael
Schuessler at Wallace Fine Art, 5360 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Suite 108, Longboat Key, through May 1. Infor-
mation: 387-0746.
'Treasures: Silver and the Age of Opulence" at
the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton,
through April 27. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:
Manatee County Health Department immuniza-
tion van at Anna Maria Elementary School April 17.
Easter Egg Hunt at G.T. Bray Park April 19.



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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 9, 2003 M PAGE 19


Big shark teeth showing up


on beaches on Anna Maria Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
People are finding big petrified teeth from big pre-
historic sharks on Anna Maria Island's beach.
Peggy Anderson and fellow workers at the One
Stop Shell Shop are hearing about the teeth, seeing

Ducks scramble to golf victory
The four-man golf team representing D.Coy Ducks
in Holmes Beach won the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce Spring Golf Scramble tournament Satur-
day, April 5, at the Woodlands Golf Course in Ellenton
with a net score of 49.
The winning team members were Rick Weaver,
Rex Kerns, Ron Kilner and Tom McDonnell.
Second place went to the Anna Maria Oyster Bar
team of John Horn, Fred Hurley, Gary Harkness and
Kevin Snyder with a score of 50.
In the ladies division, first place went to the four-
some of Clare Talbert, Marcia Neumyer, Carol Codella
and Cindy Grazer with a 54.
The mixed foursome division was won by the team
of John Evens, Sally Sake, Ernie Morris and Carol Zindel.
Closest-to-the-pin winners were Ron Kilner and Clare
Talbert, while the long-drive champions were Jeff Kenrick
for the men and Carol Codella for the ladies.


them as proffered for examination by thrilled finders,
and even finding some themselves from time to time.
Latest known find is a 2-incher found 200 yards
south of the Manatee Public Beach by two New York-
ers, Tracey Gallagher and Tim Thacker, visiting here
from Lake George.
They took it to One Stop, at 101 Gulf Drive N. in
Bradenton Beach, to see how rare was their tooth, only
to learn that, while big and rare, it wasn't the biggest
or rarest by any means.
Anderson said "Quite a few people are coming in
with big teeth, I've even found some myself. I've found
10 or 15 at a time."
Sand and shell pumped from the Gulf floor to
renourish the Island's beach apparently has a lot to do
with it. She never found one before the renourishment
of the 1990s, she said, and now with the new
renourishment the shells are showing up again. Best
hunting ground seems to be from 22nd Street south.
The biggest ones she ever found in her beach strolls
were 2-inchers, she said, but "my husband has found
some 3 and even 3 1/2 inches."
The big ones are pre-historic, she figures, the big-
gest from megalodons that were 60 feet long and more.
As for the New York visitors, they figure, so what?
They weren't after a record, they're just delighted to
have one of the biggest to take home.


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Islander teacher spotlight: Toni

Each week The Islander spotlights one of Anna T--
Maria Elementary School's teachers.
This week, second-grade teacher Toni Lashway is -
in our spotlight. '
Originally from New York, Lashway moved to
Florida in 1977 and has been teaching at AME for 16
years. She is certified to teach first- through fifth-grade
as well as special education.
Lashway previously taught at Ballard and Palmetto
elementary schools in Manatee County.
Lashway earned her teaching degree from the State ,
University of New York in Geneseo, N.Y., and said her
favorite subjects in school were math, because she is i '
good at it, and music, because she loves to sing.
Lashway said she chose to become a teacher be-
cause she comes from a very large family (two broth-
ers, three sisters and 31 first cousins) and loves to be
around children.
This year Lashway's students are exploring read-
ing-and-writing projects that focus on different authors
and genres. Students are also working on learning to
present oral reports.
"Excitement is contagious," Lashway said about learn. If you stay interested, children will too." spending
keeping students interested. "Children really want to When not in the classroom Lashway keeps busy enjoys rea


Lashway

Teacher
spotlight
Toni Lashway,
surrounded by
her students,
teaches second-
grade at Anna
Maria Elemen-
tary School.
Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan


time with friends and family. She said she
.ding, swimming, biking and boating.


Tickets still available for AME 'Love Boat Cruise'


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The AME Parent-Teacher Organization is selling
"Love Boat Spring Fling" tickets for $30 per person
and is hoping to raise at least $10,000 to buy comput-
ers for a portable computer lab.
In exchange for your ticket price, PTO members
are offering an evening of entertainment, including
dinner and dancing.
The "Love Boat" themed event will begin at 6 p.m.
in the large community room at St. Bernard Catholic
Church on April 26 with a "Captain's Social" cocktail
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During the Captain's Social, there will be a video
presentation of AME students creating art projects
which will be available for bid during a silent auction.
According to PTO President Cindy Thompson, there
are more than 75 items for auction, both created by stu-
dents and donated from local businesses.
At 7 p.m., the "Captain's Dinner" will include a
main course of stone crab claws from Moore's Stone
Crab restaurant, roast beef au jus and honey baked ham
from M&M Catering, bali chicken breast from the


Sandbar restaurant and seafood pasta salad from
Woodson Brother's Seafood Grille. Local restaurants
will also provide desserts, appetizers and side dishes.
Following dinner there will be music by the Jimi
Gee Band. There will also be a teacher recognition
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The PTO will have babysitting services available
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Anna Maria Elementary

School menu
Monday, April 14
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Hamburger or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Potato Smiles, Veggie Pick-up, Fruit
Tuesday, April 15
Breakfast: Sausage and Biscuit, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Shaker Salad,
Goldfish Tomato Soup, Chocolate Chip Cookie,
Fruit
Wednesday, April 16
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Chicken Tetrazzini or Manager's Choice,
Broccoli, Fruit
Thursday, April 17
Breakfast: Super Donut, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Fish Shapes with Roll or Stuffed Shells,
Seasoned Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Friday, April 18
No School.
Milk and juice are served with every meal.



Roser vacation Bible school
signup starts now
Registration is under way for the Roser Memorial
Community Church's vacation Bible school, called
SCUBA for "Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure."
It will focus on children age 4 through fifth-grade,
though older youths are welcome, said the church. The
sessions will be 9 a.m.-noon June 9-13 at the church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Volunteers are needed as crew leaders and may call
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Center scores a hit at Devil Rays game
The Anna Maria Island Community Center came winner as representatives were presented a check for
out the winner Sunday, April 6, at Tropicana Field in $3,500 prior to the game by the Devil Rays organiza-
St. Petersburg in ceremonies prior to the Devil Rays- tion.


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The Yankees won the actual game, 10-5, but on a
day proclaimed by the Devil Rays as "Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center Day," the Center was the real


A group of about 100 Island parents and young-
sters attended the game and saw Ryan Guerin of the
Center's West Manatee Fire & Rescue Little League
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Islanders win two, remain undefeated in Junior League


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Islander Junior Leage baseball team got back
to its winning ways with a pair of victories in its first
action since Spring Break to improve to 6-0, which
places them in a tie for first with Manatee National's
Active Images.
The Islanders took an 11-2 win over Schappacher
& Friends behind the combined three-hitter by Sean
Pittman and Connor Bystrom Friday, April 3, in Pal-
metto. The Islanders followed that up with a 10-7
come-from-behind victory over North River
American's Going Up Inc. on Saturday morning at
Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach.
Going Up Inc. jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first
inning when Jonathan Hobbs led off the game with a
single and stole second. Chase Gause then singled to
center and advanced to second on a throwing error.
Sean Jasper reached on another throwing error to score
Hobbs with the first run of the game before Cody Clark
hit a fielder's choice grounder that scored Gause.
Clark stole second and eventually scored the third
and last run of the game on a RBI grounder by Bran-
don Bolt. The Islander got the last out of the inning
when catcher Sean Pittman alertly saw Bolt try for sec-
ond on the throw home and gunned him out at second.
The Islander got two runs back in the bottom of the
inning when Bystrom singled and after stealing second,
scored on an RBI double to center by Sean Price. Price
then stole third, where he easily scored on an RBI
single by Matt Bobo.
Starting Islander pitcher Pat Cole quickly found
Himself in trouble in the top of the second, surrender-
ing a single to David Emmons and walking Evan
Lawrence. Three consecutive singles by Hobbs, Gause
and Jasper brought home Emmons and Lawrence, but
Bobo snagged Clark's line drive at third and stepped on
the bag to complete the bang-bang double play to get
out of the inning trailing 5-2.
The Islander cut the Going Up lead to 5-3 when
Nick Sato walked in front of Alonzo Price, who singled
to center. Sato, who advanced to third on the play, eas-
ily scored on a fielder's choice grounder by Bystrom.
Cole had an easy time of it in the third, sandwich-
ing two strikeouts around a ground out to Bobo on third
for a one-two-three inning.
The Islander tied the score in the bottom of the
third thanks to a two-out rally started by Cole's single
to center. Sato stole second and advanced to third on a
single to center by Timmy Andricks that scored Cole.
A balk by Bolt scored Sato before a strikeout ended the
inning with the score tied 5-5.



Anna Maria Island youth

baseball schedules
Junior League (13-14 year olds)
Date Field Time Visitors vs. Home
April 11 G.T. Bray 7 p.m. The Islander vs.
Manatee American #2
April 12 B. Tebbetts 10 a.m. Manatee Central vs.
The Islander

WMFD Little Leage Majors Division (ages 11-12)
All games played at G. T. Bray Park at 7:30 p.m.
Date Field Visitor vs. Home
April 11 2 Marine Corps. vs. WMFD

AAA (9-12 year olds)
All games played at G. T. Bray Park
Date Field Time Visitor vs. Home
April 10 1 5:30 p.m. Oil Masters vs.
Air & Energy
April 12 1 5:30 p.m. PTS vs. Bark Realty
April 15 2 5:30 p.m. Bark Realty vs.
Offshore Fishing
April 15 3 5:30 p.m. Air & Energy vs. PTS

AA (7-10 year olds)
All games played at AMICC
Date Time Visitors vs. Home
April 9 6 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs.
Gateway Solutions
April 10 6 p.m. Island Lumber vs.
Betsy Hills Realty
April 12 4 p.m. Gateway Solutions vs.
Morgan Stanley
April 12 6 p.m. Betsy Hills Realty vs.
Island Lumber


Connor
Bystrom
slides
home in
a cloud
of dust
during
the
Island-
ers 10-7
victory
over
Going
Up Inc.
at Birdie
Tebbetts
Field.


Cole got off to a rough start in the fourth, walking
Rushing and Lawrence, which brought Sean Price to
the mound in relief. Price induced three straight pop-
ups in the infield to get out of the jam unscathed.
The Islanders took their first lead in the bottom of
the fourth when Bystrom reached on an error in front
of Sean Price, who came through with an RBI double
for a 6-5 lead.
The Islander added an insurance run in the bottom
of the fifth on a single by Tanner Pelkey and an RBI
double by Bobo to give the Islander a 7-5 lead, but
Going Up rallied to tie the score in the top of the sixth
on a pair of throwing errors with two outs.
Price struck out the first two batters in the sixth
before consecutive throwing errors negated what
should have been a one-two-three inning. A walk by
Jasper loaded the bases for Clark, who responded with
a two-run single to tie the score at 7-7.
The Islander scored three runs in the bottom of the
sixth when Sean Price reached on an error before Tim
Bouziane and Cole responded with back-to-back
doubles for a 9-7 lead. Shane Pelkey then lined hard to
left field for the second out, but brother Tanner singled
to right to score Cole with the 10th and last run of the
game.
Price surrendered singles to Bolt and Mike Bolles
leading off the seventh, but rebounded to strike out the
next two batters. A walk by Hobbs loaded the bases,
but Price got Gause to hit a pop fly behind third that
Bobo held onto, ending the game with the Islanders on
top by a 10-7 score.
In Friday's game, the story was the pitching of
Pittman and Bystrom, as they allowed only three hits
while striking out nine. Pittman went the first three
innings, allowing one hit while striking out five before
yielding to Bystrom. Bystrom pitched the next three
innings and allowed only two hits and two runs before
giving way to Pittman, who finished up with a score-
less seventh inning to claim the win.
The Islander managed only four hits on the day
with the big blow coming from Sean Pittman who came
through with a three-run, inside-the-park home run to
break open the game in the sixth inning. Tim Andricks
also had a two-run single in the inning as The Islander
scored four runs to seal the victory. Chad Richardson
contributed a triple and one run scored and Nick Sato
singled and scored two runs. Kevin Kirn, Pat Cole,
Shane Pelkey and Alonzo Price each walked and
scored one run.

WMFD improves to 5.4 on
mercy-rule victory
Jarrod McKenzie pitched a complete-game one
hitter, including six strikeouts, to lead WMFD past
Westbay Landscaping by a 14-2 score in Majors Divi-
sion action Wednesday, April 2, at G.T. Bray.
McKenzie received plenty of offense from his team-
mates who came through with four doubles and a triple
in their four-inning win.
McKenzie surrendered a walk to Cameron Kawcak
to lead off the game. Kawcak advanced around the
bases before scoring from third on a passed ball for a
1-0 lead.
WMFD tied the score in the bottom of the inning
on a walk by Dylan Mullen who, after advancing to


Sean Price was throwing darts during the Islanders
10-7 victory over Going Up Inc. at Birdie Tebbetts
Field.
second on a passed ball, easily scored on a double to
right-center by Tyler Fitzgerald, who got gunned out
trying to stretch it into a triple.
WMFD surrendered another run in the second on
a single by Jacquie Latona, who advanced around the
bases on passed balls to score the last run for Westbay
Landscaping.
WMFD scored three runs in the bottom of the sec-
ond on a bunt single by Cody Woten and a single by
Ryan Guerin. A passed ball moved the runners up to
second and third before Mullen bunted down third and
made it safely to first on a throwing error, scoring
Woten. Consecutive walks by Fitzgerald and
McKenzie scored Guerin, while Mullen and Fitzgerald
scored when Matt Shafer's hard hit was mishandled for
an error.
Mullen got hit by a pitch and Fitzgerald doubled to
center to lead off the third. Lance Burger's ground ball
was booted for a two-run error, scoring Mullen and
Fitzgerald for a 7-2 lead.
WMFD then put the game away with seven runs in
the bottom of the fourth with Burger dealing the deci-
sive blow a three-run triple to improve to 5-4 on
the season.
Fitzgerald finished the day 2-for-3 with a pair of
doubles and three runs scored, while Mullen also
scored three times on a single, two walks and a hit-by-
pitch. Burger had a triple and three RBIs, while Steven
Thomas and Carmine Galati each came through with
doubles. Alex Wright, Guerin and Woten each added
singles to the WMFD offense in the win.

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






THE ISLANDER U APRIL 9, 2003 U PAGE 23


Florida saltwater fish, laws: Now let's go fishing!


By Paul Roat
This brief summary of local fish species should
serve as a guide for what you can take home. Fish regu-
lations change often, and although this list is complete
as of this date, it is advised to check with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Tampa
at 813-272-2516 for the most up-to-date fishing rules.

Amberjack
Lesser amberjack (Seriolafasciata) are olive green
or brownish on back with silver sides with a dark band
that extends backward from the eyes. They are the
smallest of the amberjacks at less than 10 pounds and
are found in 200-400 feet of water.
Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) have a dark
strip from the nose to the front of the dorsal fin. The
largest of the amberjacks at up to 40 pounds, they are
found in 50-250 feet of water, although juveniles are
found in less than 30 feet of water.
There is a 28-inch minimum fork length on greater
amberjack with a one-fish daily possession limit.
Lesser amberjack must be not less than 14 inches or
more than 22 inches measured to the fork, with a five-
fish bag limit daily.

Black drum
Black drum (Pogonias cromis) have a highly
arched back and a gray to black colored body with 10
to 14 pairs of whiskers under the chin. They are bottom
dwellers found both inshore and offshore, and adults


Black drum


grow to 30 pounds, with the Florida record weighing
93 pounds. They live to more than 35 years of age.
There is a 14- to 24-inch slot limit, and five-fish
may be taken daily. One fish greater than 24 inches
may be taken daily.

Black mullet
Striped or black mullet (Mugil cephalus) have blu-
ish-gray or green backs and silver sides, with horizontal
black stripes along the back. This inshore fish has a
small mouth and seldom takes a hook. Mullet usually
do not reach more than three pounds in size, although
grown in aquariums they have reached more than 12
pounds. Similar species are fantail mullet (Mugil
gyrans) which seldom grow larger than one pound, and
white mullet (Mugil curema). There is no minimum
size limits on mullet, although there is a 50-fish daily
bag limit from Feb. 1 to Aug. 31, or 100 fish per ves-
sel; from Sept. 1-Jan. 31, the limit is 50 per person or
vessel, whichever is less.


Bluefish
Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) are blue or
greenish-blue on the back, silver on sides, with
large, prominent teeth. On the west coast of Florida,
bluefish are generally less than three pounds, al-
though Atlantic bluefish are much larger. The
Florida record for this species is 22 pounds. They
usually travel in large schools, and are found inshore
in spring and summer, migrating offshore in the fall
and winter. There is a 12-inch minimum fork length,
with a 10-fish daily limit.

Cobia
Cobia, or ling (Rachycentron canadum) are long,
slim fish with a dark lateral strip from the eye to the tail.
Juveniles have alternating black and white stripes.
They usually are in the 30-pound range, although the
largest caught in the state was 103 pounds. Cobia are
found both inshore and offshore. There is a 33-inch
minimum fork length and a one-fish daily bag limit or
a total of no more than six per vessel, whichever is less.

Dolphin
Dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus) have a greenish-
blue hue on their back, with yellow sides. They have
a blunt head and can swim up to 50 mph. They are
commonly found offshore, and grow up to 30 pounds,
although dolphin more than 70 pounds have been
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caught. There is no size limit on this species, but there
is a 10-fish daily possession limit.

Flounder
Flounder (Paralichthys albigutta) are brown, flat
fish that are predominantly bottom dwellers. The Gulf
flounder has three black spots that form a triangle; the
Southern flounder does not have the black spots. Floun-
der are mostly found in backwater areas, although they
sometimes venture into the Gulf. Most are in the two-
pound range. There is a 12-inch minimum length on
flounder, with a 10-fish daily bag limit.

Grouper
The grouper family is a large, common deepwater
species. Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) have
brown or red bars and usually are under 10 pounds in
size. Red grouper (Epinephelus morio) are larger, up to
15 pounds, and have a red hue. All young red grouper
are female, and then undergo a sex reversal to male as
they age. Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax) have reddish
spots that tend to be grouped into lines. Yellowfin
grouper (Mycteroperca venenosa) have bright red spots
and grows to 20 pounds. Yellowmouth grouper
(Mycteroperca interstitialis) are tan or brown with
small spots fused into lines and grow to 15 pounds.
Some of the most common grouper caught in local
waters are black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) and
gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis). Blacks are
olive or gray with black spots, and grow between 40
and 100 pounds. Gags are brownish gray in color with
worm-like markings and grow to 25 pounds.
Size limits on gag and black grouper is 22 inches in
the Gulf, with no more than five per person per day. For
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Kingfish
Kingfish, or king mackerel (Scomberomorous cav-
alla) are silver in color with black or bluish-green
backs. They are long, slender fish with a tapered head.
Kings are usually found offshore in large schools, and
grow to 20 pounds, although the Florida record was 90
pounds. There is a 24-inch minimum fork length with
a two-fish daily bag limit.

Permit
Permit (Trachinotusfalcatus) are a South Florida
fish that is starting to extend its range into local waters.
This bull-headed fish has a gray back with silver sides
and is similar in shape to pompano, although much
larger at 25 pounds. They are found in offshore and
inshore waters. There is a 10- to 20-inch slot limit on
permit, with a 10-fish daily bag limit. You may also
possess one fish of more than 20 inches.

Pompano
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similar in shape and coloration to permit, although
pompano have a golden hue to their bellies. They are
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also possess one fish of more than 20 inches daily.

Redfish
One of the more popular local fish, redfish or red
drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) are copper-colored with a
distinctive black spot at the base of the tail. Juveniles
are found inshore, and migrate offshore to spawn, usu-
ally from August to October. The Florida record for
redfish is 51 pounds. Permitted size for possession of
redfish is within the 18- to 27-inch slot limit, with one-
fish-daily possession allowed.

Sea bass
Black sea bass (Centropristis striata) are gener-
ally dark brown or black in color and are found near
reefs or other offshore debris. They are generally in
the two-pound range. There is an 10-inch minimum
size limit on sea bass, with no bag limit in Gulf wa-
ters, although in the Atlantic there is a 20-fish daily
limit per day.

Shark
Several species of sharks are found in local waters.
Makos (Isurus oxyrinchus) are have deep blue backs
with white bellies, and are usually seen offshore near
the surface. They are common to 300 pounds, although
the Florida record is 911 pounds for a mako.
Bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo) are gray in color
with a distinctive shovel-shaped head. They usually are
found in bays and estuaries, and grow to four feet in
length. Hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are
brown to olive in color with a hammer-like head. They
too are found both inshore and offshore, and can reach
14 feet in length.
There is a recreational limit of one shark per per-
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Fishing laws
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
son or two sharks per vessel per day, whichever is less;
the harvest of sawsharks, sawfish, basking sharks,
whale sharks and spotted eagle rays is prohibited.

Sheepshead
Sheepshead (Ar'chosargus probatocephalus) are
one of the more popular winter fish caught near docks
and piers in the area. They are silver in color, with dis-
tinctive vertical black bands along the sides. Nearshore
sheepies grow to two pounds; offshore fish can reach
up to eight pounds. There is a 12-inch minimum size
limit on sheepshead, with a 15-fish daily bag limit.

Snapper
Snapper are another numerous species of offshore
fish. Blackfin snapper (Lutjanus buccanella) are gen-
erally bright red with comma-shaped dark marks on the
pectoral fins. They usually grow to 20 inches in length.
Cubera snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) are dark brown
or gray with a reddish tinge. They have distinctive ca-
nine teeth, grow to 40 pounds and are found inshore as
juveniles and offshore as adults. Dog snapper (Lutjanus
jocu) are brown with a bronze tinge, with enlarged ca-
nine teeth and a blue line under their eyes. They grow
to 30 pounds in size.
Gray, or mangrove snapper (Lutjanus griseus)
are dark brown or gray with reddish-orange spots in
rows along their sides. They grow to 12 pounds in
size and are found near mangroves and seagrass beds
inshore, near rock reefs offshore. Lane snapper
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size. Mahogany snapper (Lutjanus mahogoni) are
grayish olive in color, with a dark spot below the
dorsal fin. They are -found in clear water near reefs
offshore. Mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis) have ol-
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Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) are pinkish-
red in color with a white belly and are found offshore
to 20 pounds in size. Vermilion snapper (Rhomboplites
aurorubens) are red in color with yellow streaks on the
sides. These small fish, generally less than one pound,
are also found offshore near reefs. Yellowtail snapper
(Ocyurus chrysurus) have olive or bluish backs with a
yellow stripe running from the eye to the tail. They are
found offshore over sandy areas, and grow to about
three pounds.
In Gulf waters, there is a 16-inch minimum size on
red snapper, with a limit of four per person per day; 16-
inch minimum on mutton snapper, with no more than
10 per person per day; 12-inch minimum on dog, ma-
hogany, blackfin and yellowtail, 10 fish bag limit; 12-
to 30-inch slot on Cubera (may possess two more than
30 inches), 10 fish bag limit; 10-inch minimum on
mangrove snapper, five-fish limit daily; 10-inch mini-
mum on vermillion, 10-fish bag limit; and eight-inch
limit on lane snapper, 10-fish bag limit.

Snook
Snook (Centropomus undecimalis) are powerful
fish that are usually found in bays and estuaries. They
have a large mouth with a protruding lower jaw and a
distinctive black lateral line. Snook grow to eight
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There is a 26- to 34-inch slot limit on snook, and snook
harvest is closed from Dec. 15 to J.an. 31, and in May,
June, July and August. There is also a one-fish daily
bag limit to catch snook and a special snook stamp is
required on your fishing license.

Spanish mackerel
Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorous maculatus)
are smaller than king mackerel at about 2 pounds. They
have green backs and silver sides with yellow irregu-
lar spots on their sides. A schooling fish, Spanish
mackerel are found inshore and offshore. There is a 12-
inch minimum length on the species, with a 15-fish
daily bag limit.

Spotted seatrout
Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) have dark
gray or green backs and numerous black spots on the
back and tail. They grow to about four pounds locally,
and are found inshore near seagrass beds. There is a 15-
to 20-inch slot limit on spotted seatrout, with a four-fish
daily limit, and you may possess one of more than 20
inches.

Tarpon
Florida's premier gamefish, tarpon (Megalops
atlanticus) have dark blue or greenish black backs,
that shade to bright silver on the sides. They have
huge scales and are primarily an inshore fish, al-
though adults spawn offshore. Most catches are in
the 50-pound range, although the Florida record is
243 pounds. There are no size limit on tarpon, al-
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Wastewater dumping in Gulf; hurricanes coming?


About 500 million gallons of acidic wastewater
will be dumped in the Gulf of Mexico starting the end
of this month from a derelict phosphate mine in north-
ern Manatee County.
It's a lousy idea, state and federal environmental
regulators seem to agree, but is the only ready answer
to even greater potential natural disaster.
Piney Point mine owners went bankrupt a few years
ago and the state was stuck with the toxic water. It's stored
in a huge earthen mound. Heavy rains could cause the
holding pond to overflow into Bishop Harbor, an aquatic
preserve, and kill fish and other marine life.
Other options for getting rid of the stuff are appar-
ently even more costly than the Gulf discharge, which
in itself could cost as much as $37 million.
By dumping the wastewater into the Gulf, environ-
mental regulators hope it will be diluted with all the
other saltwater out there and cause little harm to the en-
vironment. The wastewater will be somewhat treated
before being loaded onto barges, which will transport
it about 40 miles off the coast where it will be sprayed
into the Gulf, but it will still have a higher amount of
ammonia than anyone would like.
The federal and state officials have promised that
the spray area is a part of the Gulf that has "no endan-
gered fish life."
The wastewater disposal is a perfect example of
NIMBY-ism: do whatever you want with the stuff as
long as it's Not In My Back Yard. It appears that the
central Gulf isn't in anybody's back yard.

SDr. Gray: 'active' hurricane season
The trend of more and stronger hurricanes in the
Atlantic Ocean in the near future is continuing, accord-
ing to Dr. William Gray. He has been providing fore-
casts of storm activity for 20 years with a high rate of
success, and offers his predictions in April with updates
in June, August and September.
Gray's April forecast for the Atlantic hurricane
season is that it will be active.
"We estimate that 2003 will have about eight hur-
ricanes (average is 5.9), 12 named storms (average is
9.6), 65 named storm days (average is 49), 35 hurricane
days (average is 24.5), three intense (category 3-4-5)
hurricanes (average is 2.3), and eight intense hurricane
days (average is 5).
"We expect Atlantic.basin tropical cyclone activ-
ity to be about 140 percent of average this upcoming
year," Gray added. Gray and his team of Colorado
State University scientists furthered their doom-and-
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Sawfish gets special protection
The smalltooth sawfish has joined the blue whale
and several species of turtles on an unfortunate list --
it is an endangered species, and killing or injuring one
can draw a $25,000 fine.
The sawfish population has declined about 90 per-
cent since the late 1800s, and now numbers about
2,000. It is found primarily in Southwest Florida near
the Everglades.
The listing was due in large part to the efforts of Colin
Simpfendorfer at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.
Sawfish grow to 18 feet in length. They're gray, and
have a saw-like bony snout that can be several feet long.
The fish uses its saw to slash smaller fish, which it then
eats.
Sawfish haunt shallow water. Historically, Palma
Sola Bay was a favorite hangout for the big fish. Now, it's
rare to see one, although a small sawfish was caught a few
years ago off the north end of Anna Maria Island in Tampa
Bay.

Another green flash tale
Julie McIntyre of Bradenton Beach sent me the fol-
lowing lyrical story of spotting a green flash at sunset, and
also another light show that sometimes comes in the sum-
mer- bioluminescence caused by a harmless but bright
algae bloom that turns the bay or Gulf to flame.
"Just had to write and say I didn't believe in the flash
until I saw it. My husband and I both were sitting on the
beach watching the sunset as we do many evenings, and
there it was ... most beautiful, and a surprise to the both
of us. We looked at each other and said, 'Did you see
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there was a fluorescent color to it and a fish jumped and
the spray of water was fluorescent; like watching special
effects in a movie. I have no idea what caused it and have
never seen it since, but have heard some theories that it's
caused by algae. Who knows? Do we really want to know
the answers? Why not just believe in the wonder and the
mystery of it all, as if we were once again a child and see-
ing these wonders through a child's eyes?
"How nice to be able to do that at the age of 56."
The Islander thanks everyone who took the time to
tell their green flash stories.

PETA and Iraq
A while ago there was mention in "Sandscript"
about how the military was using dolphins and sea li-
ons, along with the often-reported chickens and pi-
geons, in Iraq. The marine mammals were trained to
locate underwater mines and in some instances afix a
line on underwater bad guys; the birds are used as an
early warning system for toxic airborne chemicals.
The folks at the People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals have taken offense at the use of animals in
the theater of battle.
"Wars are human endeavors," according to a
PETA e-mail. "While a person, a political party or a
nation may decide that war is necessary, the animals
never do. Like civilians, they often become the victims
of war, but now the U.S. military is deliberately putting
animals in harm's way."
A military spokesman replied that "you can take a
handful of dolphins and you clear a waterway and can
feed hundreds of thousands of people."
Although the chickens and pigeons just sit there
and will probably keel over if there's poison gas in the
air, they still serve as an alert to the presence of toxins
and are used to save lives.
The dolphins and seals are trained to locate the
mines and then get the heck out of the way while hu-
man experts blow them up.
To contrast the PETA opinion, Debra J. Saunders,
a columnist for Creators Syndicate, put it: "PETA has
shown more feeling for the welfare of a pigeon than a
19-year-old soldier."

Sandscript factoid
Most sawfish seem to hang out in water that's
about two feet in depth.
So, you're out snorkeling among the seagrass beds
and sand flats in about two feet of water and you
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Still time to register for Wednesday's fishing school


By Capt. Mike Heistand
There's still time to register today for The Islander
Fishing School tonight from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday,
April 9. The school will be held in the auditorium of the
Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Joining me to discuss offshore 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-shirts, lots of door prizes, a $5,0
cash drawing and a one-day charter drawing. Kids un-
der the age of 16 will be admitted free as long as ac-
companied with a paid adult.
Register and pay in advance at The Islander in the
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, or regis-
ter at the door. There's room for everyone and all are
welcome.
The kingfish run continues, with good catches
coming in of fish in the 30-pound range. Offshore ac-
tion for amberjack, mackerel, grouper and snapper is
also good.
In the backwater, some really good action is start-
ing with trout and snook, while redfishing continues to
be great.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said plenty of
whitebait near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge means
plenty of snook and redfish, with some linesiders
stretching to 40 inches.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's still getting
into a few cobia, mackerel and redfish around the
docks.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said seas finally calmed down and he was
able to get out to his favorite fishing spots offshore,
bringing back grouper to 25 pounds, amberjack to 30
pounds and snapper to 5 pounds.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing is really starting to improve after that last hope-
fully last cold front. Mackerel are still going strong
offshore, as are cobia. Grouper and snapper fishing
offshore is about as good as it will get, and big trout are
being caught in the backwater, plus plenty of snook.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing is
good there, with lots of mackerel, some snook, a few
reds, snapper under the dock and still a few sheepshead.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report mack-
erel biting in the mornings, plus sheepshead, big jacks,
cobia being sighted but not hooked, and a few snapper.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
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and a variety of snapper to 3 pounds. The amberjack
bite has slowed a little bit, he said, but the kingfish
action more than made up for the change.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
trout are running good right now, plus some redfish,
and boating anglers report continued good fortune with
mackerel.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
good-size snook are coming to the dock, with one 27-
inch trout being brought back. Black drum are up the
Manatee River, and there are lots of keeper trout being
caught in Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put his charters onto snook, redfish and
trout last week, with best results coming from Mr.
Twister or Exude lures.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching lots of
small snook, trout to 24 inches, snapper to 16 inches,
and mackerel and flounder.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.


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Islanders take honors

at Longboat Key

art show
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island scores
high in the annual Students Exhibit now hanging in
the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
The show is to continue through April 26 at the
center's Joan M. Durante Pavilion, 6860 Longboat
Drive, with 195 entries exhibited.
Among the winners were several members of the
artists guild who are students at the Longboat center:
Ann Terhardt, first place in watercolor with her
"Coconut Palm."
Donna Bednarz, first place in pastel for "Cortez."
Kathleen Masur, second place in watercolor for
"Beach House."
Peggy Potter, second place in pastel for
"Stephen."
Frances Fleet, honorable mention in watercolor
for "Top Bananas."
Joan Snyder, second place in pottery for her
stoneware "Split-Lip Bowl."


Top artists
Among
winners at the
Longboat Key
Center for the
Arts Student
Exhibit are
these mem-
bers of the
Artists Guild
of Anna
Maria Island,
left to right,
Donna
Bednarz,
Peggy Potter,
Frances
Fleet, and
Kathleen
Masur.


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Pre-register now or at ".. ,. -- a'
6:30 p.m. at the Tie Islander
elementary school Hosted by The Islander to benefit the
auditorium. Anna Maria Elementary School


Register at The Islander or at the door. Participating fishing pros: Capt. Rick Gross, Capt. Thom Smith anii'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. Everyone's.welcome!
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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Across
1 Large wardrobe
8 Harder to travel, in a
way
13 Household name in
Verona
20 Filled online orders, say
21 Barker
22 Unity
23 Party college's nick-
name?
25 Comeback
26 Idyllic spots
27 Hard wood
28 Musical featuring "It's
Today"
29 Tippler
30 Tweed nemesis
31 One side of the Bering
Strait
33 "Star Trek" navigator
34 Debarkation points:
Abbr.
35 Squeaky wheel,
maybe?
40 Mrs. Portnoy, in
"Portnoy's Complaint"
42 Dieu!"
45 Ostentatious display
46 Easily-wrinkled fabric
47 Spots
48 Flowerlike polyp
50 Directive to a band
51 Tennis star Jelena
53 Narrow cleft
54 Talked-about
55 "West Side Story"
number
57 Brain passages
58 Radar screen repair?
60 Abbr. on a sale item
62 Parched
63 Come down heavily


64 "The Lake of 2
Innisfree" 3
65 Setter settler 4
66 Thrash 5
67 Cook lettuce? 6
71 Father-and-son actors 7
72 Cardinal, e.g. 8
74 Thick 9
75 Boldness
76 Food item 10
77 Generous granter
78-Edith who wrote 'The 11
Outcasts"
79 Bailey bridge material 12
81 Certain Indian 13
82 -test 14
83 Napoleonic marshal 15
84 Slow road crosser 16
86 Appropriate name for 17
a female fertility 18
clinic?
89 Steakhouse selection 19
90 In a minute 24
92 Person of action 28
93 Author Robert 31
Butler 32
97 N.L. city 33
98 Coppertone nos. 34
99 Three-toed animal 36
102 Harry Potter's potions 37
professor 38
103 Relentless flood 39
105 Cause of Leah's many 41
pit stops?
108 "King Lear" daughter 42
109 Stand out 43
110 Oblique 44
111 Run longer than 49
expected 50
112 Please, iin Potsdam
113 She looks to the future 51
52
Down 54
1 Wan 55


1970's TV spinoff
Palefaces?
Willingly taking
Wall St. opportunities
Make the calls
Summer hrs. in D.C.
Pain reliever
L.B.J. biographer
Robert A.
Turkmenistan neigh-
bor
It "slayeth the silly
one": Job
It may be seeded
Marine formation
III will
Love-crazy Le Pew
Half due
Without kids?
1991 joiner of the
United Nations
African pests
Big pickle producer
Bell insert
Dress style
Net-surfer's stop
Lather
Garnish, possibly
Does pressing work
Hog the mirror
"Black Water" novelist
Ammonia derivative
Jack of 'The Great
Dictator"
Poughkeepsie college
Raising hell
Like chili peppers?
Bog down
They're found in the
brush
Lace mat
Previously
Unfixed
Show case?


56 Molasses
58 Get on
59 Dentist's order
61 How some people
get tattoos
63 High sch. disciplinar-
ian
65 Gem devaluer
67 Hoops
68 Fix
69 "I don't _bit"
70 Hatred
71 Fragrant oil
73 Tries to lose
75 "Norwegian Wood"
instrument


77 Carlo Menotti
78 Golfer
Ballesteros
79 Exotic
80 It's big in the Ivy
League
81 Certain co. plans
82 Embarrassing guests
85 Vivacity
87 Like some mushrooms
88 Over there
91 Yard (pub order)
94 Borscht server
95 Slender blades
96 Unhip types
98 Song from Dylan's


"Desire"
99 Head to the
terminal, say
100 It's accessed with a
no.
101 Sappho, e.g.
102 Goalie's feat
104 Come together
105 One of the Bushes
106 Not-so-big shot
107 Wrangler competi-
tor


Answers for puzzle
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 9, 2003 M PAGE 29


Island Biz
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Beach City coming
The Beach City Market at 1701 Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach should be open in a few days, say
owners Dave and Dawn Viens. Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin

Quiet time for Beach City Market
Try not to tell your friends and neighbors, but the
Beach City Market at 1701 Gulf Drive N. in
Bradenton Beach, right in front of the Bradenton Beach
Club condominiums, plans a quiet opening in.the next
few days.
Owners and Island residents Dawn and Dave
Viens say they want a "soft" opening of the delicates-
sen without too much ceremony while they get their
menu and restaurant fully organized.
If you tell too many people, Islanders and visitors
will likely remember the Viens from the highly suc-
cessful Island Kitchen delicatessen they operated on
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
The Viens sold that venture two years ago, but a
love of good deli food has brought them back into the
business.
But please don't tell too many people, said Dawn.
"We want to work out our menu and establish our-
selves first," she said. "We'll try to hold a grand open-
ing once things are going smoothly."
So don't spread the word about the great deli items
cooked with Boar's Head brand foods that Dave will
be serving, hopefully within the next few days, he said.


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For more information on what's cooking at Beach
City Market, call Dawn or Dave at 778-3031.

Realty raves
Tammy Halsted has joined RE/MAX Excellence
of Longboat Key as a sales associate. She is a market-
ing graduate of the University of Texas and has worked
in real estate in Houston, Denver, Los Angeles and
Tampa.
At Wedebrock Real Estate Co., Gail Tuteweiler
was top listing agent in March for the Holmes Beach
office, while Geoff Wall led sales there. The Mike
Migone/Tina Rudek team and Teresia Bradford led
both listings and sales at Longboat Key, and Bridget
Speiss leading both categories at Avenue of the
Flowers.
Island Real Estate's Tom Nelson was leading list-
ing agent during the month, and Jon Kent was top sales
agent for the most closings.
Island real estate sales
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 13 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 2/27/03, Mountainaire LLC to
Lockhart, for $670,000; list $725,000. First sold 7/84
for $157,500; then 3/88 for $140,000; then 2/99 for
$253,000; then 10/02 for $519,000. You do the math.
304 61st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,464 sfla 4bed/
4bath duplex built in 1970 on a 90x101 lot, was sold
2/25/03, Smith to Semerly, for $320,000.
3701 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 9B Sunbow Bay
1, a 2,033 sfla 3bed/3bath/lcar townhouse condo built
in 1977, was sold 2/24/03, Westhoff to Davis, for
$285,000; list $299,000.
501 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1967 on a 100x102 lot,
was sold 2/25/03, Monti to Kruppenbacher, for
$425,000; list $449,000.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 403 Bridgeport,
a bayfront 1,600 sfla 2bed/3bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 1/24/03, Wing to McIntyre, for $423,500. Tax
rolls incorrectly report this condo as 3bed/2bath and
1,128 sfla. We thank Juilie McIntyre for this informa-
tion.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 102 Sun Plaza


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Club closes in Anna Maria
The unexpected death April 3 of Club Video owner
Gerald Parizo of Bradenton has prompted the
closing of the Club Video store at 9903 Gulf Drive in
Anna Maria. The Club Video store on Manatee
A venue West in Bradenton remains open. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
West, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was
sold 2/24/03, Niebel to Slocum, for $365,000; list
$375,000.
105 49th St., Holmes beach, a 1,150 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1940 on a 75x100 lot, was
sold 3/11/03, Spotleson to McGrath, for $750,000.
204 Haverkos, Holmes Beach, a 524 sfla home
built in 1954 on a 65x98 lot, was sold 3/14/03, Mercer
to Shurina, for $210,000.
2112 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 1,490 sfla
3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 3/12/03, Creel to Zoff, for $359,000; list
$369,000.
214 Coconut, Anna Maria, a 1,680 sfla 4bed/2bath
duplex built in 1964 on a 79x100 lot, was sold 12/20/
02, Skolada to Liebert, for $580,000; purchased 8/30/
01 for $372,500; listed $390,000.
SCompiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2003.


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NATUZZI WHITE LEATHER sofa, $50.778-0022.
WICKER CHAISE LOUNGE, white cushion; three-
section sofa, lotus flower slipcover. $175 each.
Call 778-1589.
SLEEPER SOFA and sleeper loveseat, good con-
dition. Ivory/mauve/gray traditional design. $125
each, call 779-2039. Also, free 15x15 pavers.
BEDROOM SET: Dresser with mirror, two
nightstands, king-sized headboard. $150. Six lanai
chairs, white PVC, $20 each, white PVC table 30-
inches, $80. Call 778-3231.
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/
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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.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday
9:30am-2pm, Saturday 9am-noon. Always sales
racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
BIG FAT YARD sale, Thursday-Friday, April 10-11,
8am-1 pm. Corner of 123rd Street and Cortez Road
West in Village of Cortez.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, April 12, 8am. TV,
refrigerator, wicker, clothes, desk chair, 1995 Jeep
Wrangler. 534 67th St., Holmes Beach.

RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY, April 12, 9am-1 pm.
St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street, Holmes
Beach.


YARD SALE THURSDAY, April 10, 9am. Lots of
goodies, 1985 Le Sabre Buick, $650. 452 63rd St.,
Holmes Beach.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale Saturday, April 12,
8am-noon. Housewares, furniture, TV, microwave,
decorative items, much more. 212 83rd St., Holmes
Beach.
SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 8am-2pm. Antique
full bed, queen bed, fax machine, monitors, desk
chairs, file cabinet and more! 424 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 12. Ladies bicycle, 24-
inch glass top table, sweeper and miscellaneous.
6500 Flotilla Drive, #154 Holmes Beach or call 779-
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with a tan patch over right eye. Male, very friendly.
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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.
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 773-8515..
GOOD HOME NEEDED for female lab, four years
old. Very sweet. Please call 730-5338.
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.


1992 MERCURY CAPRI convertible, two door, gray
with black top. Power steering and windows, auto
transmission, AM/FM radio, $2,200. Call 761-9314.
WANTED: OLDER FORD Ranger or Toyota Truck.
Automatic, air conditioned, short bed, low mileage,
good condition, reasonably priced. Cail 746-3535.
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 be-
tween 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
22-FOOT ANGLER, 185-hp motor, center console.
Call 778-2635.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income..$28,500 or make
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat sunseeker or call 778-3526.


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

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


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.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.


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 avail-
able upon request. Call Megahan, 778-7502.


ROTTEN. RALPH'S Waterfront Restaurant: Hiring
all positions, all shifts. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at 902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria or call, 778-
3953.
MOTEL SEEKS WEEKEND manager. Must have
minimum five years experience and work well with
the public. Call 778-1010.
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.
DINING ROOM SERVERS: apply Ooh La La! Euro-
pean Bistro. Day and/or evenings. Fine dining expe-
rience preferred. 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Ask for Chef Damon.


GULFVIEW CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished and condo. Di-
beachfront unit with direct Gulf view. Con- rect view of Gulf and partial view of bay.
venient to everything and ready to go. Boat dock, heated pool and spa, tennis
Building was refurbished last year. court. Great rental history. Weekly rentals.
$539,000. Call Dave Jones at 778-4800. $399,900. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-4800 or
705-4800.


DIRECT GULFFRONT VIEWS! 2BR/
2BA condo with heated pool, elevator,
covered parking and extra storage bin.
Good rental potential. Nice beach area re-
cently renourished. $379,000. Call Dave
Vande Vrede at 778-4800 or 725-4800.


Island Shopping Center 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 941 778-7978 e-mail news@islander.org


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call- (o-4f 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


NORTH END BEAUTY This is a :.euruilJ, built 3-
4BR/2BA home in a beautiful secluded area only three
minutes to the sugar sand beaches on the Gulf. Newly
constructed and designed by it's English artist owner it
has that European feel and many fine upgrades. All
tastefully done. This is for the discerning buyer.
$685,000. Call Susan Hatch, Realtor, 778-7616 eves.

BRADENTON
GREAT STARTER 2BR/2BA starter or retirement home
with large family room. Newly remodeled including car-
pet, paint inside and out, kitchen and bath updated.
Detached garage with workshop and utility room. Extra
deep lot. $118,900. Dial the Duncans at 778-1589 eves.


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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.

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.

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

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

COMPANION/CAREGIVER cook, clean and drive.
for you. Live-in preferred. Contact at 778-2153.

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


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of Anna Maria Inc.

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ZzaZ6'l 1 (800)771-6043
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[Next to the Chamber in the Island Fitness Building]
CUTE ISLAND HOME just
steps to beach access. West
-. of Gulf Drive, 2BR/1 BA,
am room for pool. $359,000.
L Call Heather, 807-4661.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE I l
Desirable 3BR/2BA -
townhome turnkey furnished.

Immaculate. $389,000.
Reduced $379,000. Call
Robin Kollar @713-4515 '.

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

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 $25 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
exterior cleaning needs. No job too big or small.
Great rates and references, 722-4358.

GERMAN HANDYMAN Tiles, wood flooring, paint-
ing and all other home repair you may need. High
quality, reasonable prices. No job too small! Li-
censed and insured. Mastercard/Visa. 539-7937.




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greatrooms, two lots. View of pristine islands and
Skyway bridge. $1,900,000..
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updates, washer/dryer, priced to sell at $490,000.
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KEY ROYALE Large 2/2, pool, spa, boat dock/lift.
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5400 Gulffront complex, 1 and 2BRs, pool.
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W CENTRAL PARK REALTY
Call Dennis Girard
941-809-0041
email: dennis@centralparkrealtycorp.com


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.

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 construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.

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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.
BAYFRONT PARADISE Surround yourself with beauti-
ful views and tropical lushness. 4BR/2.5BA, plus guest
quarters. Deep-water dockage, hardwood floors. Two
fireplaces. Very Private, $995,000.
GULFFRONT CONDO Fabulous Gulf and sunset views.
2BR/2BA, garage, extra storage. Heated pool, tennis.
$525,000.
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DELPONTES CLEANING It's spring cleaning
time! We now have weekly and bi-weekly sched-
ules available. Call today, free estimates. 792-
7613 or 518-3406.

TENNIS LESSONS Learn the game of tennis from
step one, or better your existing game. Call 795-
6332.

360 E-TOUR show your home or business on the
Internet with a 360-degree virtual tour. Call 778-
4759 or visit us at www.360etour.com.

IS YOUR COMPUTER or laptop running slow or
acting up? Call Trevor Kagin at 778-4759.

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resi-
dent, references. For pricing call 713-5967.

HOUSESITTING: Retired Christian couple seeks
housesitting position, preferably near beach. Avail-
able April through September. References fur-
nished. Call (770) 832-7319.

MOSAIC ART with a twist. Story telling in tile. Patri-
otic, nautical, fanciful themes. Stepping stones, table
tops, outdoor shower installations, flower pots. See
at 203 22nd St., Bradenton Beach. 779-2212.



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
en you choose Chase you
_e.ui-aranteed by a varrefy
of products offered by one of the
nation's tp mroitgage lenders.
Prus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. R
RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
mentr, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

CHASE
Manhattan Mortgage Corporation

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DO YOU NEED your house cleaned but you don't
have the time? Let the professional do it for you.
Call Chamberlain Professional Cleaning, 779-
1128, leave message.

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,
cushions, 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
personalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.

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

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

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


R TRUST
JON KENT
You've trusted me for years...
You can trust me to sell your home faster,
without closing hassles and for the right price
Isn't that whatyou want?
That's what I do. Call me, let's talk about it.


I 920-0832
S The
I~ a eal Estate Agent on
Anna Maria Island!
S Ask me why!
L . 02003 Jon Kent ...



ROSE SCHNOERR
*ww.roseschnoerr.com COLDsWeLL
(941) 730-3376 Scott Dunlap I,
(941)751-1151 E-mail- roses5@gte.net

CONDOS
SUNBOW BAY Newly renovated 2BR/2BA, direct view
of Lagoon and Intracoastal. New tile, carpets, fans, vani-
ties, kitchen cabinet surfaces, wallpaper, lighting, window
irealments and more. Community boat dock steps away.
Ready to move in. Tennis, healed pool and convenient
to beach, restaurants and shops. $309,000.
MARTINIQUE SOUTH Rare 3BR/3BA furnished
Gullfroni condo, Iwo-car garage and separate storage
area. End unit with new windows throughout, new range
and microwave. Building currently being upgraded with
new elevators. railings and more. Heated pool, tennis
court. Short stroll to restaurants and shops $619,000.
4255 Gull Drive. Unit #113, Holmes Beach
ISLAND VILLAGE Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA condo
located directly across trhe street frm 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.
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.


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

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

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

FINAL TOUCH complete lawn care. Commercial
and residential. Mowing, trimming, mulching and
more. Insured. Call for a free estimate, 720-8623.

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


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

ONLINE SERVICE: www.islander.org.


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN


NEW LISTING
* 864 Audubon Drive Totally updated,
2BR/2BA, upper. $205,000.
CONTRACT PENDING
* 618 Estuary Drive 2BR/2BA, turn-
key furnished, $214,000.
* 634 Estuary Drive Freshly decorated,
large 2BR/2BA, first floor. $210,000.
CONTRACT PENDING
* 725 Estuary 2BR/2BA, many extras.
$219,000.
* 516 Sanderling Circle 2BR/2BA
villa, new wood floors, updated. $245,900.
* 1243 Spoonbill Landings Lakefront,
treed courtyard, 2BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage. $244,500.
CONTRACT PENDING
* 1245 Spoonbill Landings 2BR/
2BA, one-car garage, turnkey furnished.
$249,900.
* 1259 Spoonbill Landings Den,
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, lakefront,
lovely new tile. $314,900.
* 1280 Spoonbill Landings Den,
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, tile and wood
floors, extended living room, much storage.
$314,000.

Call to see all listings today!


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. Reduced to $249,000 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.


REAL'TORS[
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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SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $30/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775, "shell phone" 720-0770.

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

SANDY'S LAWN SERVICE. Celebrating 20 years of
quality and dependable service. Call us for all your
landscape and hardscape needs 778-1345.

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

FREE WILL TRIM you plumeria and frangipani
trees for free! For the cuttings. Call Bob at 798-9173.



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.

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


No neCt ",ws The
Isad4 L keA Native
j- Dial Darcie Duncan. CRS, GRI
Broker-Owner

941-779-0304 1-866-779-0304



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


728 Holly, Anna Maria.
A 2BR/2BA, one-car home for
$425,000.
830 N. Shore Drive, Anna
Maria. A 3BR/3BA, one-car
Gulfview home on two buildable
lots for $975,000.
801 Fern, Anna Maria. A 4BR/
2BA duplex, two houses from Gulf
for $750,000.
10006 Gulf Driv Maria.
A fourplex 1Ot-
ap a res) with great
Gui r $550,000.
2317 Gulf Drive, Bradenton.
Beach. Triplex with great
Gulfviews for $550,000.

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


"ALMOST" GULFFRONT
PRISTINE NORTH END


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DIRECT GULF ACCESS ONLY 50-4t away from this
beaulifullv maintained home offering over 2,000 sq ft.
living area. Two spacious bedrooms and easily a third,
Ihree full baths. Plus a 10-by-35-ft. Florida room lust
olt rhe 15-b.,-24.t. living room and dining. The 12-by-
17-ft family room is ideal for sleeper couch and
armoire or entertainment center for dual use and ad-
jacent third bath provides privacy for guests. Lots of
potential with this great open plan. View inside to see
the many possibilities with only cosmetic improve-
ments! Two-car garage and deluxe utility tool Asking
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TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

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

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

JACK-OF-ALL Trades handyman. Lawn care while
you're away, painting, home improvement. Refer-
ences, honest and dependable. Call Scott, 778-
4425.

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.

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

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, ana one just right for yuu. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.


RENTALS RENT fast in The Islander.
BEACHWALK TOWNHOME


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Properties


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


North Pointe Harbour
720 Key Royale Drive


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

Larry Albert 725-1074


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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.

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

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

ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, new
ceramic floors, $750; 2BR/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.

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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/1BA completely renovated and fur-
nished. 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 1BR duplex available April and May due to
cancellation. 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.

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chair friendly. $2,500,000. #90163
Call Piroska Kallay Planck
Owner/Agent
Piroska Kallay Planck 941-730-9667


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, $800/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
locations. 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/1BA 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.
Annually, $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.

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$349,900 -
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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 -
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I Charming northwest Bradenton home
on the bayou with access to Gulf of
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living room, screened porch, hot tub,
three-car garage, half-acre lot and
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New tile, Berber carpet, "low E" win-
dows and doors, appliances and A/C.
Turnkey furnished in neutral colors.
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toric character blends with modern
updates. Brick fireplace, sailboat wa-
ter, deep lot, room for pool, wood ceil-
ings in family room and garage. Spa.
in lanai. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett,
778-2246. #91566. $519,000


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OVERLOOKING THE BAY Close to
schools, beaches and malls. Beauti-
ful white sandy beach, boat dock &
bay view in your backyard. Older
home but a fantastic location. David
Tyler, 722-2246. #91543. $550,000


E ISLAND PROPERTY! Steps KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT UNIQUE WATERFRONT
from beautiful beaches of Spacious 3BR/2BA canal front in TOWNHOME Canal frontage and
Maria. Spacious home with 4- Key Royale with open split floor water views. 3BR/3BA with 2,400
Great for large family or house plan. Separate dining, large family sq.ft. and bay views and attached
s, bonus room for in-law suite. room and room for a pool. New sea- 2BR/3BA townhome with partial Gulf
Uliano or Gina Uliano, 358- wall cap, new roof, fresh paint. views. Two two-car garages. Short
#91253. $614,000 Dave Moynihan, 778-2246. walk to beach. Dave Moynihan, 778-
#90395. $469,900 2246. #91439. $839,000.

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ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Anna Maria $750/
month; 2BR/2BA with washer/dryer hook-ups $875/
month; 1BR/1BA, direct Gulf view $645/month.
Large 2BR/1.5 apartment with car port, storage,
$900/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.

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/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.

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 fur-
nished, 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.

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.

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:
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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.


CITY OF HOLMES BEACH requires rental license
on all rentals, daily to annual, within the city limits.
Call 708-5800.

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

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach,
$650/month, unfurnished. Call Smith Realtors, 788--
0770.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANNUAL AT MARINER'S Cove. Bayfront 3BR/
2.5BA with 2,158 sq.ft. of living space. Gated com-
munity with pool, tennis, elevator and 36-ft. deep-
water dock. Available May 1, unfurnished. Call
Dave, 778-2246 or 778-7976 evenings.

RESERVE NOW FOR 2004 season. Longboat Key
home; Perico-Bay villa; Palma Sola townhouse.
$2,500/month, discount for three months. Call Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.

CITY OF ANNA Maria near Bean Point. Spacious
and sunny 1BR apartment with deck and view of
Gulf. Hardwood floors. $700/month, available imme-
diately. Call 778-3006.

OFF-SEASON FURNISHED rentals: 2BR/2BA
Parkway Villas, 55 plus, $575/month; 3BR/2BA
northwest Bradenton home, $1,000/month; 2BR/
1 BA LongLt Key home, $1,500/month. Call Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex apartment. Ex-
cellent condition, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, covered
parking, shaded deck, one block to beach, central
heat and air conditioning. $825/month unfurnished
or $900/month furnished. Call (813) 961-2305 or
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ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, 203 69th St., Holmes Beach.
$600/month includes utilities, washer/dryer, central
air conditioning. Call 778-2556 or 704-2601 cell.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2 and 3BR units, Gulf and
bayfront homes available now. Priced form $750-
$2,000/month. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

2104 AVENUE B. #B, 1BR/1BA duplex, unfur-
nished, available now, no pets, quiet area, $600/
month. 3012 Gulf Drive, 1BR/1 BA duplex, small pet
OK, available May 1, $500. Call SunCoast Real
Estate, 779-0202.

ANNUAL RENTALS in gated Perico Bay Club. Fur-
nished/unfurnished. Lakeviews, includes all utilities
except electricity and phone. Call Island Real Es-
tate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, washer/dryer hook-up, carport, fenced shell
yard; 2BR/2BA, new tile floors; 2BR/1 BA tile floors,
near beach; 1BR/1 BA tile floors. Call for informa-
tion, Dolores Baker Real Estate, 778-7500.

STEPS TO BEACH Anna Maria Island, 1BR/2BA,
fully furnished, telephone, cable, washer/dryer, 800
sq.ft. Summer $450/week, $1,498/month plus tax.
Call 778-1098.

1BR/1BA large screened lanai, $600/month, elec-
tric. Annual, non smoking. 778-2153.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA, nice Holmes Beach elevated
home with caged pool, storage, decks and boat slip.
$1,400/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.

U SN_PL 7A WEST 2BR/2BA hoa"ed pool, tennis,
elevator, nicely furnished, fully-equipped kitchen,
washer/dryer. Avifiabfe season 2004. $2,900/
month- caf owner, 778-3231.
JUST REMODELED! Turnkey 1BR/1.5BA condo
wilthpool. Close to beach and shopping. Available
for 6-9 month lease. $795/month, including utilities.
Winter 2004 $1,300/month. Call Heather, 807-
4661.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH two 1BR/1BA apart-
ments, one block to beach, tiled, ground floor, park-
ing. $595 and $615/month. 342-9456 or (239) 410-
4466, cell.

EL CONQUISTADOR 2BR/2BA nicely furnished
around golf and tennis courts (clay courts). Sea-
sonal, annual. Call 545-3097.

SUNNY 1BR/1BA with large closets, screened
porch. On canal, boat slip available. Furnished.
Annual or until December. Rent depends upon
lease. 747-7051.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The Is-
lander. Place classified ads on line with our secure
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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. $285,000.
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.

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

PRISTINE TURNKEY FURNISHED Gulf-bay mid-
rise 2BR/2BA unit. $449,900. Weekly rentals pos-
sible. www.Latitude27Realty.net or call 744-2727.

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


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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.

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.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Beautiful gated community
townhouse, 2BR/2BA, end unit, new appliances, air
conditioning., fully furnished. Asking $269,000. Call
794-8685.

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KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT home: 611
Dundee Lane, open house Sunday, April 13, 1-
4pm. 52-ft. dock and boat lift, 2BR/2.5BA, family,
living, dining and computer rooms, plus eat-in
kitchen, screened lanai with spa, attached two-car
garage. Asking $525,000. Call 778-2118.

WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA ground-floor condo, 800
sq.ft., deep-water dock out back porch. City of
Apollo Beach. For sale by owner, $115,900. Call
779-0153.

LIFE TENANCY and options purchased (only on
Anna Maria Island). Sell now but stay living in your
property for life, without having to pay rent or a
mortgage. If you are interested phone Mel, 778-
0601.

REMODELED HOME 3BR/2BA with income
apartment. New kitchens, new baths, carpet, tile,
new plumbing, upgrade electric, new air condition-
ing, windows, stucco, new siding. 2306 Avenue B.,
Bradenton Beach. $435,000. Call 778-4499.

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

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with detached garage apartment located in one of the
most desired areas in Anna Maria City. Gulf view from
almost every room. $1,200,000. MLS#87264. Call
Stephanie Bell 778-2307 or 920-5156.
Buying, Selling, Renting we can help.
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Rarely on market, one and two bedroom Westbay
Cove models. Poolside and bayfront. Upgraded
and close to all services. Open most days from
11am. From $215,000.

2BR/28A Upper, end unit with greenbelt and wa-
ter view. $298,900.
Call 778-3377
After hours Sharon Annis 778-3730 or 713-9096


S3BR/2BA 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area Heated Pool
Elevator Available Large Private Garage
SSteps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $385,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
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F OrI oin c or Wendy Gaudioso 725-4663.

PERICO BAY CLUB Sought after King Fisher model, turnkey furnished,
water view, bright and open, 2BR/2BA, split plan. Amenities include tennis,
pool and much more. $224,900.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON Sunny and spacious Florida living at its best.
Open plan, fireplace, charming patio area, bonus space of expansion, sport
court or? Oversize airy master suite opens to pool and spa. 3BR/2BA, family
room, new tile, carpet, paint. $264,900. Call Erlene Fitzpatrick, 224-6339 or
Edda Rooney, 720-1473.
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One house from the beach. Custom-built home by
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separate dining room, deck, patio and two-car ga-
rage. Walls of windows to enjoy the sunsets.
$1,295,000.


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.
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.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

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


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3BR+Den/3BA canal home finished in
S 2002. New features include: large
seawall cap, dock with electric and
da eswater, tinted windows, kitchen, bath,
Realtor fencing, landscaping, exterior light-
ing, stone patios and roof in 2002.
There is also a large utility room and
screened porch. A must see it won't
last long! $649,000. MLS# 91632.
WATERFRONT HOMES
i & LOTS
ianne Correl 861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
Realtor 510 72nd St.................... $559,000
510 Key Royale Dr. ........... $399,900
M.- 510 68th St .................. $489,000


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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 ..... $575,000
307 Iris ......................... $495,000
611 Dundee ................... $525,000
536 Key Royale Dr.......... $878,400
106 Gull Dr. .................. $629,000
112 Pelican Dr............... $589,000
524 77th St................... $689,000
507 77th St ................. $649,000
ISLAND HOMES.
CONDOS & LOTS
233 85th St................... $339,900
4915 Gulf Dr .............. $1,715,000
Westbay Pt. Moorings #268 $374,000
308 55th St. Lot............. $197,500
Sun Plaza West #201. ..... $399,000
Bridgeport #113 .......... $269,900
315 58th St., B .............. $179,900
Key West #100 ................ $439,000
408 Pointsetta Rd .............. $495,000
710 North Shore. Lot. ..... $279,000
747 Jacaranda. Lot......... $389,000
Water's Edge #110N ....... $759,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ..... $409,000
404 80th St................... $875,000
311 66th St................... $345,000
104 7th St. S................. $459,000
Ocean Point Terrace #203. $649,000
100 7th St. S................... $750,000

COMMERCIAL
3014 Avenue C #1&2..... $259,000
Southern Breeze........... $1,450,000

MAINLAND
516 Sanderling Cir......... $245,900
634 Estuary ................... $210,000
1243 Spoonbill Landings Cr...... $244,500
2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $324,000
618 Estuary Dr ....................... $214,000
Mirror Lake #3401 ................. $87,000
9905 E. Spoonbill Rd ............ $675,000
11336 Perico Isles Cr.............. $339,900
1248 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $249,999
517 Lakeside Dr. .................. $118,800
1259 Spoonbill Landings Cr. ... $314,900
864 Audobon Dr..................... $205,000


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