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


T Anna Maria
The


Islander


"The Best News


on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 23


April 16,


2003 FREE


Cortez crash
Walter H. Sher,
65, of Anna
Maria, and
Jamie B. Haynes,
S. 35, of Bradenton,
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running through
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The bridge was
closedfor more
I than three hours.
Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson



Morning crash leaves two dead on Cortez Bridge


By Paul Roat
Two people were killed Sunday morning after their
convertible crashed through a barricade and struck the
rising drawbridge on the Cortez Bridge.
Dead at the scene were the driver of the 1993 Mazda
Miata, Walter H. Sher, 65, of Chilson Avenue in Anna
Maria, and Jamie B. Haynes, 35, of Bradenton.
"This accident causes a lot more questions than
answers,'"said Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Mike Rush-
ing. "We don't know why it happened, and we cer-


tainly want to know how it happened."
Rushing said Sher and Haynes were eastbound on
the bridge at 7:40 a.m. The barricades were lowered
and the bridge draw was rising when Sher apparently
crashed through the barricade, drove up the westbound
draw span and struck the east draw.
There were no signs of any skids or tire residue on
the bridge to indicate Sher tried to slow his passage
after striking the wooden barrier, Rushing said. The
distance from the barrier to the bridge is about 250 feet,


he added, and the bridge draws were elevated to about
12 degrees when the car struck the span.
Rushing also said the car was checked over and troop-
ers verified there were no mechanical problems apparent.
Shawn Beatty was fishing on the Bradenton Beach
City Pierjust south of the Cortez Bridge when he heard
the convertible strike the barricade.
"I heard a snapping noise," Beatty said, "and I
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Ready for Easter
Luke Hitchins with Manatee County Marine Rescue
Services surveys the Manatee Public Beach Palm
Sunday crowd. Expect packed beaches this Sunday
for Easter. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Key Royale: stricter boat-storage laws


With property prices on the rise Sam Planck, sec-
retary for the Key Royale Homeowners Association,
has asked the Holmes Beach City Commission to draft
an ordinance disallowing large boats, recreational ve-
hicles and unused cars from being parked in front of or
beside homes.
According to Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore,
the city already has an ordinance in place requiring boats
and RVs be parked on the side of a house.
Commissioner Roger Lutz said that he believes the
city should reconsider its ordinance and update it to ad-
dress seasonal homeowners. Lutz said that there are
homes on Key Royale that remain vacant for several
months and during that time a boat or RV is frequently
parked at the location.
Lutz believes some of the vacant homes are being
used as a parking lot and the current ordinance should


Road work gets Anna Maria OK


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's city commission approved funding
for the engineering aspects of two long-awaited capi-
tal improvement projects at its April 8 special meeting,
and voted to spend $18,900 for the city's engineering
firm of Baskerville-Donovan to do a traffic engineer-
ing study of the city's problem parking areas.
In addition, city commissioners approved $47,800
for the engineering work involved with six areas of
drainage problems in the city.
The engineering involved with the long-awaited
repaving projects for Tarpon Street and Oak Avenue
was approved for $49,100.
This year's budget already has a total of $72,345 for


the two repaving projects and commissioners agreed to
use this money to pay for the engineering services.
Baskerville-Donovan is already performing a pre-
liminary stormwater assessment for the city at a cost of
$5,800, commissioners learned.
Commissioners also approved the architectural
contract with J. Thomas O'Brien for city hall remod-
eling for 8 percent of the estimated $150,000 cost of
construction, at the same time noting that the commis-
sion could reject the contract if bids on the project are
higher than the estimate.
City Attorney Jim Dye said if the project bids ex-
ceed the $150,000 estimate, the city could cancel the
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apply to residents and vacation units that are occupied.
The commission intends to discuss the issue further
at its work session April 22.



Iappenings

Happy Easter Week!
We hope you all enjoy a fantastic week of
great weather, lots of time with family and
friends and time for worship. There's plenty
to do on Anna Maria Island, not to mention
great beaches to enjoy from sunrise to sunset.
Passover, Good Friday and Easter related
events are detailed on page 8.
We hope you'll join us Wednesday
evening for a silent auction of more than 60
works of art donated by 40-plus Island-area
artists to benefit the Anna Maria Elementary
School along with a reception on the sidewalk
at The Islander and Ooh La La! Bistro. The
sale will also feature a sale of works by AME
students. The event takes place from 5 to 7:30
p.m., with the kid's auction closing at 6 p.m.
Also this week, tickets go on sale for an
exclusive author appearance, book signing
and luncheon on April 26, sponsored as well
by The Islander at Ooh La La. Guess who's
coming to lunch! (See inside.)


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Bridge crash kills two
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
looked up and saw the car bust through the barrier and
hit the bridge. The draw on the Cortez side was higher
than the side on the Island. If the bridge had kept go-
ing up, the car would have gone into the water."
Beatty estimated the car was traveling at 50 mph.
"Who'd have thought something like that would
happen first thing in the morning?" Beatty added.
Speculation was raised that the rising sun may have
been a factor in the crash. Sunrise was at 7:08 Sunday, but
Rushing said that was discussed and discounted by troop-
ers. "If the driver couldn't see because of the sun, he could
at least still hear and feel the car strike the barrier."
The bridge was closed to traffic until shortly after 11
a.m. Sunday for the investigation and to repair the barri-
cade. No other damage to the bridge resulted from the
crash.
Toxicology results are pending, and the investiga-
tion is continuing, Rushing said.
Sher spent 32 years in prison on charges of first-
degree murder committed during a robbery and was
released on parole in 1995, according to the Florida
Department of Corrections. A previous address for
Sher was on 71st Street in Holmes Beach, and, accord-
ing to corrections officials, his address as of April 13
was on Wateroak Drive in Bradenton.

Road improvements finally OK'd
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
project, terminate O'Brien's contract, and just owe him
for time and materials.
Mayor SueLynn said that her investigation of the
contract found that most architects would charge 8.8
percent, plus mechanical engineering costs, so "8 per-
cent is a bargain."
O'Brien will now design the plans for remodeling city
hall and deliver those plans along with a cost estimate to
the mayor. Once those are presented to the commission,
bids on the project can be solicited, she said.
The city has already approved $143,200 in its current
budget for city hall repairs along with $10,599 remaining
in the 2002-03 infrastructure budget that the commission
can use for the project.


The Cortez
Bridge was
closed for
more than
three hours
Sunday after a
car crashed
into the
opening draw
span, killing
the driver and
passenger.
Islander
Photo: J.L.
Robertson


Bank foreclosing on Hancock's


liquor store, license


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A Holmes Beach couple arrested April 3 for fraud
for the sale of a security regarding the Anna Maria Is-
land Wines and Spirits liquor store on Gulf Drive were
already facing legal difficulties over the liquor store at
the time of their arrest.
Just two days before Jeffrey Hancock and Tammy
Catt Hancock were arrested for fraud, Provident Bank of
Florida was awarded a partial summary judgment for
$194,989 against the couple, doing business as Island
Package Liquors.
The Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit for
Manatee County ruled that Provident Bank holds a valid
first lien on the liquor license and property, and the secu-
rity agreement the bank had with Hancock and Catt is in
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If the total amount due is not paid, a public sale of
the liquor license and all property named in the judg-
ment, exclusive of inventory, will be held at 11 a.m.
May 6 at the Manatee County Courthouse, the judg-
ment states.
But Provident Bank might have a hard time getting
all its money, either in the sale or in the form of assets.
The Hancocks notified the 12th Judicial Court last
October they had filed for personal bankruptcy.
In a separate action, Sarasota businessman Curt
Luttrell said he filed a lawsuit against the Hancocks in
May 2002 for breach of contract after he bought the
liquor store from the Hancocks in November 2001.
Luttrell claimed he was forced to close the business
in March 2002 because the Hancocks failed to turn over
the liquor license, as required when the store was pur-
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$300,000+ Coquina Beach Trail grant in works


By Paul Roat
A wide, long pathway for joggers, bicyclists, skat-
ers and strollers may one day stretch along most of the
Gulf of Mexico along southern Bradenton Beach.
Manatee County commissioners Tuesday ap-
proved a grant application to the U.S. National Parks
Service via the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Federal funding would provide $155,000 toward
creation of the path, landscaping, canoe launch areas,
a picnic shelter, water fountains, "turtle-friendly light-


Cyclists injured on

Manatee Avenue
Three cyclists.were injured Sunday morning, April
13, at the Kingfish Boat Ramp on Manatee Avenue in
Holmes Beach, including one seriously, when they
were struck by a car driven by a driver under the age
of 18 who police said was attempting to make a left
turn from Manatee Avenue into the ramp's parking
area.
The seriously injured cyclist, a woman, was taken
to Manatee Memorial Hospital where her injuries were
evaluated and were not considered Iif threatening. The
other two cyclists suffered only minor injuries, police
said.
According to the Holmes Beach police report, the
underage driver was eastbound at 7:23 a.m. following
another vehicle pulling a boat, which was reported to
be driven by the young driver's father.
The first vehicle turned left into the Kingfish park-
ing lot without incident. When the second vehicle
turned into the parking area, it struck the three cyclists,
who were part of a larger group of cyclists heading
west on Manatee Avenue.
The driver of the second vehicle was an Island resi-
dent under the age of 18 who had only a learner's per-
mit, the report said.
Charges against the driver are pending, police said.
The name of the driver was not released.


ing" and bike racks; the county would provide
$105,000 toward the project and Bradenton Beach
$50,000 for what is referred to as the "Coquina Beach
Trail."
The trail would begin at Cortez Beach near Fifth
Street South and meander south through Australian
pine trees near the Gulf of Mexico on Coquina Beach,
loop under the Longboat Bridge, then continue north to
end near Leffis Key.
The Coquina Beach Trail was first envisioned by
a citizen's group in 1994, the SR 789 Task Force. No


Meetings

Anna Maria City
April 17, 7 p.m., city commission work session on
wireless plan.
April 22, 4:30 p.m., Capital.Improvement Advisory
Committee meeting. Agenda: city engineer update and
report, discussion of Level 1 and Level 2 capital im-
provement projects, and public comment.
April 23, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee meeting.
April 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 16, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
April 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic comment, formal decision on skateboard park, discus-
sion on moratorium on some development, planning and
zoning board application requests, approval of library
clerk position description, approval for improvements to
Lou Barolo South Park, Bridge Street Festival special
event application, Golden Jubilee special event applica-
tion, banner request for Maestro Restaurant grand open-
ing, discussion on Sandpiper Mobile Resort memo, Co-
quina Beach Trail grant application request, citizen board
member qualification discussion, land planning education
discussion, consent agenda, and commission reports.


funding for the project was ever located, though, until
members of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway
Corridor Management Entity resurrected the plans last
year.
Manatee County will write and manage the grant
application, which could be approved by early next
year. The county and city then have three years to cre-
ate the pathway.
"It's a tremendous opportunity for Manatee County
and Bradenton Beach to work together on this," said
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie.




April 17, 4 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
April 22, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
April 23, 2 p.m., city jubilee committee meeting.
April 24, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
April 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
April 24, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
April 16, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Longboat Key Town Hall.
April 17, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Com-
mission meeting, fire station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
April 21, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.

Holiday Closures
Offices in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach will be
closed Friday, April 18, for Good Friday. Longboat
Key town offices will close at noon that day.


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Anna Maria sends height problem to planners


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners were to meet with
the city's planning and zoning board April 15 to discuss
a proposal by Commissioner Duke Miller that might
provide relief for residents trying to build a new home
seaward of the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Coastal Construction Control Line, yet
satisfy the city's 37-foot building height requirement.
Miller made his proposal at the commission's
workshop session April 9 where he also presented his
findings on supposed DEP restrictions for the first-floor
height above sea level of homes built seaward of the
CCCL after March 1, 2002.
Miller was asked by the commission to look into
DEP requirements after the commission tabled a vari-
ance request by Jim DePorre to build a new home on
North Shore Drive seaward of the CCCL to a height of
42 feet to meet the new DEP standard.
DePorre maintained he needed the extra five feet
to build a house with a sloped roof that met the new
Florida building codes established March 1, 2002, that
require the first floor above the parking space be built
at least 18 feet above sea level. A flat roof would not
be compatible in Anna Maria, DePorre said.

Height varies
What Miller found, however, is that the DEP has
no new restrictions on first-floor height, "sort of," he
said.
Miller said in his discussions with. Dr. S.
Muthuswami of the DEP, he found the DEP now uses
18 feet and higher as an "average" for elevation of the
first floor for new homes built seaward of the CCCL,
based upon computer models of flooding on the Island
during the past 100 years.
However, the DEP can do a "site-specific" com-
puter model for an individual property, if requested.
Of six such requests on Anna Maria Island, all el-
evations came back lower than 18 feet with the aver-
age at 17 feet, Miller said.
If the site-specific elevation is lower than 18 feet,
the homebuilder can use that figure. If it's higher, the
builder can just start at 18 feet, he said.
"So the property owner can pick the most advan-
tageous marker," Miller said, or ask for a variance as
DePorre has done.
Miller said he also learned that the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency has not changed its re-
quirement for the first-floor elevation of a new home,
which remains at 14 feet above sea level, the same
height Anna Maria requires.
He also suggested it would be a good idea for new
home builders seaward of the CCCL to get site-specific
elevation data from the DEP before asking for a vari-
ance. The data might show they would not need a vari-
ance, he indicated.
Miller's proposal is to allow sloped roofs a few feet
higher than 37 feet above the crown of the nearest road
for new homes built seaward of the CCCL, but the mid-
point of the roof would be 37 feet.
Commissioner Chuck Webb suggested that would
mean an entirely new ordinance, which would be
"complicated" and said a simple variance procedure for
new construction within the CCCL would be a "quick-
fix" solution.
Miller argued for a new ordinance and commis-
sioners agreed to meet with the planning and zoning
board to discuss the problem and seek a solution to a
hardship created by the DEP, not the city's building
height ordinance.
Both Webb and Miller agreed that people who
want to build seaward of the CCCL should get site-
specific data first from the DEP before approaching the
city for either a variance or building permit.

Wireless Service Facilities ordinance
Commissioners got put "on hold" in their efforts to
adopt the city's wireless services ordinance after a re-
view of the draft ordinance by Ted Kreines, author of
the city's master wireless communications plan, found
some problem areas.
Kreines said the Anna Maria ordinance is chang-
ing the focus of the original wireless master plan that
he wrote for $25,000.
The original plan encouraged "alternatives to tow-
ers," Kreines said, while the city's ordinance appears


to encourage "co-location," allowing towers to get
taller and more visible as carriers add more facilities.
He also said the draft ordinance seems to focus
more on aesthetics and location than performance stan-
dards, as indicated in the master plan.
Commissioners agreed to hold a special workshop
session at 7 p.m. April 17 to discuss Kreines' com-
ments.

Building official
Commission Chairperson John Quam said infor-
mation from Holmes Beach building officials for du-
ties in Anna Maria the past five months shows those
officials are only averaging 55 hours of work per month
in the city and the total bill from Holmes Beach for
Anna Maria building official services the past five
months was just $2,355.
That's not enough to justify the city hiring a full-
time building official, said Quam, and commissioners
agreed.
Commissioners also agreed they don't want Pub-
lic Works Director George McKay to be involved as a
building official, although he has a three-year tempo-
rary building official's license from the state.
McKay himself said in a recent letter to commis-
sioners that he prefers to remain as the public works
director as that's a full-time position, but could give
advice on land-development requirements and general
zoning issues.
Mayor SueLynn, however, said Holmes Beach
building officials have said they want to be totally re-
sponsible for plans review and zoning problems be-
cause of liability issues.
Commissioners put the matter on their April 24
meeting agenda for a vote.

Parking
What's an Anna Maria City Commission meeting
like without a parking problem and some verbal snip-
ing?
The most recent parking problem to arise is at the
south end of Bay Boulevard and residents there have
already sent letters to the mayor and commissioners
complaining that the remodeling work at Galati Marine
is causing a parking problem in front of their resi-
dences.
Miller joined in, saying he'd been contacted by
residents of South Bay Boulevard about the parking


problem at Galati Marine and Rotten Ralph's and had
turned the matter over to SueLynn, but "nothing's been
done."
"What's the mayor going to do?" he asked, sug-
gesting that code and ordinance violations in the area
are not being enforced.
SueLynn said the problem area will be included in
the traffic engineer's study and she did not know what
Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon had done
about the problem because Rathvon is on vacation.
Miller, however, said he wasn't trying to blame
anyone, he was just suggesting that with the new city
charter, there should be a new way of doing business
in the city, such as a tracking system for city staff to
follow the progress of a complaint or a problem
brought by a commissioner.
Not to be outdone, Commissioner Linda Cramer
joined the fray, arguing that a "quick fix" of "no park-
ing signs" at the end of South Bay Boulevard is needed.
There is a problem with people parking on the right
of way there and there is no turn-around area while the
marina is undergoing reconstruction, she said.
She also wondered why codes that are in place are
not being enforced.
Cramer wanted the mayor to give Rathvon some
direction and report to the commission at its April 24
meeting as to how Rathvon is enforcing the city's
codes.
"Things haven't been enforced," claimed Cramer,
who brought up the Tip of the Island restaurant issue
and how she believes the city's codes and ordinances,
including its alcoholic beverage ordinance, are among
those. She called for an overall review of the city's
policy on code enforcement.
Commissioner Tom Aposporos chimed in, saying
that there are two sides to the Tip problem.
Commissioners need to know how the city is inter-
preting its ordinances and how the city is responding
to a letter from an attorney representing nearby resi-
dents regarding activity at the Tip, he said.
He suggested commissioners read and understand
the applicable code and discuss this at either the next
meeting or a workshop.
Commissioners agreed to put code enforcement
and a review of the city's policy and regulation of its
alcoholic beverages ordinance on the May 8 workshop
agenda. Parking will be the subject of a special coin-
mission meeting April 29.


Now, that's a big turtle
With $1,800 funding from Florida Power & Light, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch chose to enhance its
education center with a really big turtle display. The leatherback here, dubbed "Anna," is fiberglass and was
created by Bob's Trophy Mount in Ft. Pierce from a casting. AMITW also purchased a life-size hawksbill and
hopes to have a leatherback model when funding allows. AMITW's Suzi Fox and Jo Ann Meilner drove three
hours across the state to pick up the turtles, and Meilner reports they "smiled all the way home." Helping the
pair move the 8-foot-long newcomer into the shop are Jo Ann's husband Don and daughter Ami Talucci. The
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 16, 2003 M PAGE 5


Tortuga Inn expansion OK'd in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Expansion of the Tortuga Inn in Bradenton Beach
received the blessing of the city's planning and zoning
board last Thursday.
The resort, at 1325 Gulf Drive, will grow by 23 new
suites and have many of the existing units remodeled to
include kitchen facilities. Total units on the 2.7-acre site
will number 55; it is in a multi-family dwelling zone in the
city with a maximum density of 59 units.
City planners debated the merits of the proposal for
almost four hours and offered a number of conditions
on its development. Those conditions included:
Clarification of the corporate seal of the owner,
Michael Blinkoff doing business as Catalina of Anna
Maria L.C.
The landscape plan is to be provided prior to is-
suance of construction permits.
Correction to submitted maps or plans to reflect
that there will be 23 new units on the property totaling
55 units in all on the site.
Construction will include increasing the turning
radius at the intersection of a private road on the south
side of the property and Gulf Drive.
Shared access agreements on that private road
between Tortuga, Silver Surf resort and Baywatch
Condominiums will be provided to the city.
Uninterrupted access to the other motel and
condo units will be maintained during construction.
Traffic plans including trip-generated data and
methodologies will be provided prior to issuance of
approval of development.
A driveway on the eastern section of the property
will be reconfigured to meet land-development code
criteria.
Planning and zoning commission members unani-
mously approved the project, although member Ernest
Clay objected to conditions regarding improvements to.
the roadway to the south of the property and a waiver
of a fence in lieu of a landscaped buffer, citing both
matters did not conform the city's land development
code.
About 15 people attended the meeting, but only


four questioned the project and only one objected to the
development.
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 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 ap-
proval.
Building Official Bob Welch said the proposed
project meets all of the city's requirements regarding
parking, traffic circulation, building coverage, imper-


vious surface coverage, setbacks and height, landscap-
ing, stormwater and public utilities concurrency.
Lynn Townsend, engineer for the project, said as-
phalt on the property would be removed and replaced
with a "pervious concrete surface" that would allow
better retention of stormwater on the property.
"It's a wonderful alternative to pavement," she
said.
Questions were raised during and after the public
hearing on the ownership of the Tortuga Inn, with
Bradenton Beach's Old Bridge Village developer
David Teitelbaum's name cropping up as a potential
buyer of the property.
Teitelbaum told The Islander that he "has no legal
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Opinion

The bunny hop
Tourist accommodations, restaurants and retail
businesses are hoping to capitalize on the waning
days of the winter/spring tourist season and this
is the push. It's all over but the shouting the day af-
ter Easter.
We sadly note a dramatic sign of the poor eco-
nomic times elsewhere in Florida since the tragedies
of Sept. 11, 2001: The attraction known as Cypress
Gardens has closed. Gone the way of alligator farms
and overwhelmed by the likes of Shamu and Mickey.
Business on the barrier islands used to drop off
dramatically in April many years ago, and folks used
to say to "kiss the season good bye" on Easter Sun-
day.
They said you could "shoot a gun" down Gulf
Drive and not hit anything.
The beach in May was so deserted you hardly
saw a living soul on the shore for sunset. Then after
"Jaws" debuted, you couldn't find anyone willing to
venture in the water late in the season, because, well,
who would be there to hear you scream?
Times are always changing, and we now enjoy
more year-round business and residents, and there's a
different season that follows the "snowbirds." Spring
and summer vactioners are commonplace now.
Some inquisitive types want to know if Anna
Maria City will ever solve its parking problems, and
it does seem unusual that the northernmost city is
uniquely focused on its "problem," which is what to
do with the folks who want to drive to and park at or
near a nice, quiet beach.
It's seemingly not a problem in Holmes Beach,
although with the popularity of the restaurant at the
Manatee Public Beach and the new, wide expanse of
beach, there was room last Sunday for plenty more
beach blankets but no room for cars.
Bradenton Beach, on the other hand, is strug-
gling with a limited amount of parking for develop-
ment and businesses. Beachgoers seem to fare OK
there.
An enterprising homeowner near one of the
popular restaurants in Bradenton Beach was selling
parking in his yard for $5 a carload a few weeks ago.
While it may not be legal, it's a darn good solution
where there are very few forthcoming.
Just remember to be kind, this weekend coming
is the max. Then those of us who live here can en-
joy Anna Maria Island to its fullest. Quietest. Most
peaceful.
Happy Easter!



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Gridlock assured
Longboat residents are strongly opposed to the
City of Sarasota's plan to make U.S. Route 41 south at
the bayfront a two-lane road one lane in each direc-
tion with a 20-mph speed limit and parking on both
sides. This will make the intersection of Gulfstream
Avenue and 41, which is already a nightmare, into the
mother of all traffic tie-ups.
This proposed plan, suggested by urban planning
consultant Andreas Duany, is designed to connect
downtown with the bayfront, giving pedestrians and
bicyclists equal consideration with motorists. While
this may be a worthy goal, it will mean gridlock for all
barrier island residents and will spread disastrous con-
sequences throughout the entire city.
City traffic engineers say it will reduce bayfront
traffic by 15,000 cars a day. If true, those 15,000 cars
will find their way south (1) through residential neigh-
borhoods or (2) will be routed to Fruitville Road, east
on Fruitville 10 blocks to Rt. 301, then south on 301
(the already crowded truck route) to meet up with 41
farther down the Trail.
This will be a dangerous and time-consuming way
to reach the hospital, doctor's office, shopping center,
or restaurant, or to evacuate in a hurricane.
It should be a wake-up call to residents of Bird
Key, Plymouth Harbor, Lido Key, St. Armands, Lido
Shores, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach
and west Bradenton, all of whom will be affected.
Lee Rothenberg, President, Longboat Key Public
Interest Committee


No 2-lane road
for U.S. 41
Recently, there has been some confusion and mis-
information circulating regarding U.S. 41 in Sarasota
and Manatee counties, which I would like to take this
opportunity to correct.
The City of Sarasota 2020 Downtown Master Plan


calls for converting U.S. 41 along the bayfront to a two-
lane roadway with on-street parking, eliminating the
state highway system and U.S. route designation. The
city asked the Florida Department of Transporation to
fund and conduct a downtown Sarasota mobility study,
which is under way.
The study is intended to satisfy a number of objec-
tives within the context of recognizing the city's desire
to develop a viable downtown, and the DOT's respon-
sibility to safely and efficiently satisfy traffic demands
within the area. The study also will evaluate potential
impacts on the area-wide roadway network associated
with any geometric changes to U.S. 41 along the
bayfront, including access to and from the barrier is-
lands.
Separate from that study, there is an ongoing effort
by local officials, with technical support from DOT, to
identify U.S. 41 in Sarasota and Manatee counties as
a scenic highway. The scenic highway program is de-
signed to showcase outstanding cultural, historical,
archaeological, recreational, natural, and scenic re-
sources along Florida's roadways. It is not intended to
provide a mechanism for the reconstruction of the road-
way.
The downtown Sarasota mobility study is not tied
to the scenic highway designation efforts. The desig-
nation of U.S. 41 as a scenic highway would not neces-
sitate it becoming a two-lane, low-speed road with on-
street parking. Numerous other highways throughout
the state have been designated as scenic highways, in-
cluding Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach and the
Tamiami Trail in Collier County.
Residents who are concerned about mobility in the
downtown Sarasota area are encouraged to participate
in the downtown Sarasota mobility study. If you are
interested, you may contact either the city's project
manager, Dennis Daughters, 941-954-4180, or DOT's
Project Manager, John Czerepak, 863-519-2343.
Maryemmna Bachelder, Public Information Direc-
tor, FDOT, District One




THE ISLANDER-. APRIL 16, 2008 U PAGE 7


Bradenton Beach Gulffront land decision redux


By Paul Roat
"And now for the rest of the story ..."
A production glitch caused an incomplete article in
last week's Islander cover story on the decision regard-
ing a Bradenton Beach lawsuit. It left many readers
questioning the finale of the story.
Circuit Court Judge Charles Williams ruled in fa-
vor of Bradenton Beach in the matter of development
of two proposed Gulffront duplexes in the 1400 block
of Gulf Drive, across the street from the Bermuda Bay
condominium.
Developers Island Inc. and Beach Development
Inc. had hoped to build townhouses on the site, and
applied for permits in 199. A city building official at
that time had verbally approved the projects, but a sub-
sequent building officials pointed out that the property
was zoned with a preservation or conservation desig-
nation and could not be used for homesites. He denied
issuance of the permits.
Variances were applied for by the developers. The
projects went before the city's planning and zoning com-
mission in early 2000, and were approved by the advisory
board. City commissioners objected to the projects and
denied the variances in April 2000, prompting the devel-
opers to file a lawsuit against the city.


The crux of the issue was a land-use map that
called for that part of the beach to be preserved due to
an unusual soil composition. Developers brought for-
ward expert witnesses who said the beach there was no
different than the beaches up and down that Island and
that the "conservation" designation was in error.
City commissioners disagreed, citing previous ero-
sion trends in that section of shoreline that had at one
point left only a few yards of sand between Gulf Drive
and the Gulf of Mexico prior to the city's first beach
renourishment project in 1992-93.
Williams wrote in his April 7, 2003, opinion, in
part:
"It is the court's view that ... the evidence pre-
sented in this case supports the city's denial of the re-
quested plan amendment. To be sure, some evidence
was presented in support of the petitioner's argument
that the Future Land Use Map was drawn in error in the
area in question, and that the boundary of the preser-
vation area was meant to coincide with a soils map
depicting certain type of sand located on the beach
parcels in question.
"The city's planner reached this conclusion in his
staff report to the planning ard zoning commission,
which voted to approve the plan amendment. However,


Watch that walk In


Holmes Beach crosswalk


Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmre and Police
Chief JI Romine are advising motorists that effective
immediately, they'd better stop for pedestrians in des-
ignated crosswalks.
"Holmes Beach will start a major crackdown on
motorists diving through a crosswalk while people are
trying to cross the street," said Whitmore. "And that's
especially true around Marina Drive and the Island
Shopping Center," she added.
Police officers have already stationed themselves


at that intersection and offending motorists have been
stopped and ticketed, she said.
"No more warnings will be issued," Whitmrre
added.
Visitors to Anna Maria island and Island residents
are advised that they must yield to pedestrians in, or
about to enter, a designated crosswalk.
"I've seen and heard of too many close calls," said
Whitmore. "I'm not going to wait until someone gets
killed in a crosswalk to begin enforcing the law."


neither the planner nor the planning and zoning com-
mission are the ultimate arbiters of what is now recog-
nized as the legislative determination of whether a pro-
posed plan amendment is consistent with an adopted
comprehensive plan. That is the province of the city
commission, whose decision to deny the petitioner's
small-scale plan amendments was a fairly debatable
exercise of their legislative authority."
Williams cited a 2001 decision by the Florida Su-
preme Court in his ruling, a decision that allows govern-
ments to make decisions on small-scale land-use decisions
through legislative, rather than quasi-judicial, means.
Quasi-judicial determinations require findings of the
legislative body to be made through factual representa-
tions of evidence; legislative decisions are often more re-
laxed and allow for evidence and testimony that may not
be based on strictly black-and-white findings of fact.
Attorney John Harllee, representing the develop-
ers, said the issue revolved around an "erroneous map."
Attorney Greg Hootman, representing the city,
countered that the city commission in 1988 voted to
preserve that portion of Bradenton Beach which the
developers wanted to utilize as site of the projects.


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PAGE 8 0 APRIL 16, 2003 E THE ISLANDER


Easter, Holy Week services on Anna Maria Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Climaxing a Holy Week of Christian religious ob-
servances, the annual sunrise services will be Sunday
morning on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
The Island service celebrating Christ's resurrection
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, bring-
ing 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, and ast year's $4,915.50 brings
the total to more than $114,000-since the event began.
Fair weather has favored the services all of these
years, recalled Bob LoPiccolo, who chaired the event
for 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
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
other events at our churches, including telephone num-
bers where further information may be obtained:
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
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.
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.
Holy Wednesday 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.
Holy 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 special service at 11 a.m. (with
nursery provided).
The Rev. Jack Carroll, pastor, 778-0719.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Drive.
Maundy Thursday soup supper and Communion at
6 p.m., hymns by the choir.
Friday, Good Friday service with special readings
and music, noon.
Easter Sunday, chapel worship services at 9 and 11
a.m.
The Rev. Kenneth Gill, senior minister, 383-6491.


Youngsters to hunt, hunt, hunt for Easter eggs


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
As their elders mark the solemnity of the Easter
season, Island youngsters will observe itin their own
joyous way with Easter egg hunts.
Actually, the kids will get the jump on their elders,
no surprise to anybody. Many of the youngsters' func-
tions will be Saturday, April 19, the day before Easter.
The Easter rabbit promises a busy time with hun-
dreds of young candy lovers vying for the hidden treats.
The bunny himself will visit some of the festivities.
Following is a schedule of Easter egg hunts in the
area:
G.T. Bray Park will host the big one, with 25,000
eggs hidden all over the place, focusing on the softball
field. It is for children up to 8 years of age and starts
at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The Easter bunny will show up
at 9 a.m. to oversee the egg hunt's start at 9:30. There
will be a carnival, too, with games and activities, 50
cents admission to the carnival. And the Easter eggs
will have many special prizes, too. The park is at 5502
33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.
Palma Sola Botanical Park will have its hunt at
10 a.m. Saturday, when the Easter bunny arrives.
There's room for 50 families, including grandparents.
Tickets at $35 per family for park foundation members,
$40 for nonmembers, may be reserved by phone at 761-
2866 or at the park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
Mar Vista on Longboat Key will be the scene of
the Chiles Group's Easter egg hunt this year. Intended
for employees and their families, it annually attracts
other residents of north Longboat and Anna Maria Is-
land. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mar Vista
Dockside Pub and Restaurant, 760 Broadway.
Anna Maria Island Community Center will
have its hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Sandbar restau-
rant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. It will be for
youngsters up to age 10. The bunny will be there, the
Center promises.
St. Bernard Catholic Church's annual search for
Easter eggs will begin at 12:45 p.m. Sunday on the


Huntress
Barely able to walk, Josephine Hoffner is still able to run (crawl) down Easter eggs such as the ones that will
be available to kids Saturday at Palna Sola Botanical Park.

parish grounds for all children 16 years and under. It is Sunday. The church is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
at 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Longboat Island Chapel on the north end of the
Roser Memorial Community Church will have key will have its Easter egg hunt after Sunday School
an egg hunt for children 4 years old through sixth-grade for the youngsters attending. It is at 6200 Gulf of
after the 9 a.m. worship service and church school on Mexico Drive.





THE ISLANDER M APRIL 16, 2003 E PAGE 9


EEEC makes 'concession' on modular newsracks


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee at its April 9 meeting gave what
many in the local media hope is the final go-ahead for
the city's modular newsrack program, but not before
committee members said it was a "big concession" to
the media involved to approve the rectangular shaped
newsracks as compared to the rounded-top model.
Representatives of the Bradenton Herald and The
Islander, the newspapers spearheading the project, told
EEEC members at an April 7 walk around the city that
the smaller publications couldn't afford the extra $75
it would cost them for the rounded newsrack in addi-
tion to the estimated $250 for a space in the more com-
mon square rack.
EEEC Chairman Tim Eisler said he didn't think an
extra $75 per publication per space for a rounded
modular rack was a lot of money to spend, but con-
ceded the additional cost might cause the smaller pub-
lications to balk at joining the program.
"My reaction is $75 isn't a lot to spend to contrib-
ute to aesthetics," said Eisler. "It really annoys me, but
it's a concession" to get rid of the free-standing
newsracks.
"To make this fly, let's go with the square tops,"
he said.
Committee member Diane Canniff said the
rounded tops look so much better than the square
newsracks and thought the city could require rounded
tops with an accompanying ordinance. The square
models are "ugly," she said.
EEEC member Cindi Mansour noted, however,


that the Bradenton Herald had threatened a lawsuit if
forced to comply with an ordinance.
"I hate being threatened," said Eisler, "but I'm
willing to compromise to keep the expenses down.
"But let's make it clear to them it's a big conces-
sion," he added.
The committee voted to approve the square mod-
els in evergreen color at two locations: city hall and the
city pier.
A third location for the newsracks would be on
property at the corner of Gulf Drive and Magnolia


Condominium
'- coming to
.-, Anna Maria
Members of the Anna
Maria Environmental
Avu o.w.n. b.y Ed Education and En-
hancement Committee,
representatives of the
S local media, Anna
Maria Public Works
Director George
McKay, left, and City
Commissioner John
Quam, right, met April
7 outside city hall to
." discuss installation of
a modular newsrack.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin
Avenue owned by Ed Chiles of the Sandbar Restaurant
and is currently used as a parking lot.
The committee liked the location, but agreed the
newspapers should deal directly with Chiles on place-
ment of a modular newsrack on the property.
The Anna Maria City Commission has already
approved the program for locations on city property.
The impetus for the modular newsrack program in
Anna Maria was begun by The Islander last summer as
a means of eliminating the clutter of free-standing
newspaper racks in the city.


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momentum, prizes
The 2003 edition of the Affaire to Remember is
growing as its May 10 date nears, and so is the prize
list.
The Island's biggest fundraiser will be at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, and tickets are still available.
They are $100 per person, $800 for a table of eight.
That includes dinner and wine, tax deductible.
Proceeds are to go to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, which last year received a record
$270,000 from the Affaire.
Reservations may be made by phoning 778-1908,
or picked up at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, or purchased by mail at P.O. Box 253, Anna
Maria FL 34216. Be sure to enclose payment.
The list of donated prizes for auction and raffle is
long and getting longer, said the Center. It includes a
53-inch TV courtesy of Lutz, Webb & Bobo law firm;
a diamond bracelet sponsored by Jessie's Island Store;
and $5,000 in cash.
There are vacation getaways, children's summer
packages and tickets to sporting events, the Center
said.
"In past years the event has been a sellout,"
warned the Center, so there is less time than appears
to obtain a ticket.


Kindergarten registration,
immunizations at AME
Kindergarten registration for the 2003-04 school
year will take place at Anna Maria Elementary School
on April 17.
The Manatee County Health Department mobile
immunization van will also be on site that day from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. offering free vaccinations for children of
all ages.
The following vaccines are mandatory for kinder-
garten entry:
Five doses of DPT, unless the fourth dose was
given on or after the fourth birthday.
Four doses of polio, unless the third dose was
given on or after the third birthday.
A second dose of measles vaccine, preferably
measles/mumps/rubella, spaced at least one month
apart with the first dose given on or after the first birth-
day.
Three doses of the hepatitis-B vaccine.
One dose of varivax or a documented case of the
chicken pox.
To register students for kindergarten, parents
should bring the student's birth certificate, Social Se-
curity card, immunization record, proof of physical
exam within the past year and proof of residency.
A school nurse will be available to review records
and answer questions.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call 708-5525.

Registration under way
for painted furniture
Registration is open for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's painted furniture class, which
begins Friday, April 25, and continues for five Fridays.
It will be from 10:30-noon at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Instructor will be artist Dawn
Gurtner. Cost is $60 for Center members, $65 for non-
members.
Each participant is to bring to the class a piece of
primed and sanded furniture, brushes, paints and other
painting paraphernalia. Further information is available
at 778-1908.


)ME! Chamber's 'Shining Star' award
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you nominations open
ship Nominations are open for the "Shining Star" award
to be given by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
S Commerce to an employee in the hospitality industry.
Employees must be nominated by management,
another employee or visitors, and cited for outstanding
service in the industry on the Island. Deadline for
nominees is May 1.
The award will be presented at the National Tour-
ism Week luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 6 at the Holi-
day Inn on Longboat Key. Details may be obtained by
calling the Island chamber at 778-1541.


Bark, bark, bid, bid
Say hello to Dante, a two-year-old Chihuahua, and
Greg Bell, of Bark and Meow in Cortez. Bark and
Meow will be providing a 10-week-old Chihuahua
puppy to this year's Affaire to Remember auction.
Dante is full grown, but Greg says the auction pup
will be "so tiny it can nestle comfortably in a shirt
pocket." The Anna Maria Island Community
Center's "Affaire" will be Saturday, May 10, in the
"Grande Ballroom" of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
For ticket information, call the Center at 778-1908.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Andy Little

Longboat Key historian
to speak on Island
Ralph Hunter, retired Longboat Key newspaper pub-
lisher and the key's prime historian, will speak at a pub-
lic meeting of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society at
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Anna Maria City Hall.
He will discuss and autograph his newly published
book, "From Calusas to Condominiums," a pictorial his-
tory of Longboat Key which is also offered for sale at The
Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Hunter was founder and publisher of the Longboat
Observer from 1978-1995. He is longtime president of
the Longboat Key Historical Society, was Citizen of
the Year in 1990 and Businessman of the Year in 1986.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
the historical society at 778-0492.


'Report From Tallahassee'
for Democratic meeting
The Rev. James T. Golden, Democratic state com-
mitteeman from Manatee County, will make a "Report
From Tallahassee: What's Become of the People's
Business?" to Island Democrats Monday, April 21.
Golden, who is a Bradenton city councilman, will
speak at the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club's
Dutch-treat luncheon at noon at the Beach House Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Details
may be obtained by calling 778-9287.

Julie McClure named
to water basin board
Julia "Julie" McClure, former state representative
whose district encompassed Anna Maria Island, has
been appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the Manasota
Basin Board.
The board covers Manatee and Sarasota counties
under the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, or Swiftmud.
McClure is a resident of Bradenton and is a per-
sonal property appraiser and heads an estate sales firm.
She succeeds Brenda S. Reeder on the board, her term
extending until March 1, 2004.
Bush and McClure said the basin boards work with
local governments on water resource projects and of-
ten provide partial funding.
Others named by the governor are Joseph W.J.
Robinson of Tampa, reappointed, and Dr. Andreas
Paloumpis of Tampa, newly appointed, to the North-
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from the event will benefit the Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


60 works at big art event tonight


More than 40 artists have contributed some 60
pieces of art of all kinds for the big For Art's Sake re-
ception, show and sale this evening, with proceeds
going to Anna Maria Elementary School.
Artists from Woody Candish to Rhea Chiles, from
Dr. Andre Renard to Dr. Marvin Grossman are helping
the school's art program with donations of their works.
Also there will be some works of the school's art stu-
dents, plus works of art from local merchants such as
the Sterling Anvil.
All will be for sale by silent auction at the recep-
tion from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. That's
along the sidewalk at The Islander and adjoining Ooh
La La! Bistro in the Island Shopping Center, Marina
and Gulf drives in Holmes Beach.
The works range from sculptures to oil and acrylic
paintings to watercolors to pottery and on through the
art world's catalogues.
Ms. Chiles, longtime Island resident and wife of
the late Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles, has
been painting for many years, here and in Tallahassee
and Washington, D.C.
She is serious enough about it to get lost in creativ-
ity:
"When I paint I become utterly absorbed in the se-
lection and composition of the subject at hand," she
said, "the contrast between the negative and positive
shapes and the colors of light and shadow.
"I usually feel some trepidation as I address the
blank paper or canvas. It's not until there has been a
Certain amount of paint applied that a spirit of coopera-
tion seems to emerge from the picture.
"I enjoy that point in the process, when I forget the
outcome and become abandoned to the creative pro-
cess."
Dr. Renard is just as productive artistically, though


also sufficiently absorbed as a surgeon as to not try to
carry his art into its marketing.
His contribution to the show and sale is one of the
still lifes he does to exercise and sharpen his talent, said
his wife, Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore.
For eight years he was cover editor and drew the
covers of the Journal of the Florida Medical Associa-
tion, and is devoted enough to his art to have a full-
blown studio in his Holmes Beach home.
Still, he's made time for only one show, and that
one was a couple of years ago.
He loves art, said Whitmore, and it even helps him
in medicine it aids greatly in reconstruction during
plastic surgery.
Dr. Grossman is a longtime art instructor, profes-
sor of art at the University of Georgia and then at the
University of South Florida. He recently retired from
the staff of the Ringling School of Art.
He loves working with children and is particularly
talented at bringing art out of a child. He has such high
regard for the importance of art to a child that he has
developed his own Web site, which he offers free to
teachers to help in classroom art projects, lesson plans
and the like. That's at kidzart.org.
He said he's pleasantly surprised to get about 3,000
hits a month on the site.
The reception will include a welcoming reception
for AME student art works from 5 to 6 p.m., including
a silent auction for those items as well, all created un-
der the tutelage of the school's art instructor.
From 5 to 7:30 p.m., adult art patrons can enjoy
wine and hors d'oeuvres and bid on the all-art silent
auction items.
The event is organized courtesy of the newspaper
and Ooh La La! with all monies raised going to the
school art program.


April is Butterfly Month


for Florida, Anna Maria Island


April is Butterfly Month and Butterfly Gardening
Month, as proclaimed by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and
enthusiastically endorsed by Nancy Ambrose.
Ambrose is the founder, chief advocate and direc-
tor of the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, adjacent
to Holmes Beach City Hall, 5701 Marina Drive.
At the same time, Bush put the Miami Blue butter-
fly on the state's endangered species list, and Ambrose
said that was a good move, too, since there are only 40


of the butterflies left in the state.
Bush noted the state is home to 3,000 Lepidoptera
species, of which 189 are butterflies including the Ze-
bra longwing, the state butterfly.
Hailing the Butterfly Month declaration, Ambrose
said "More and more people are becoming aware of
butterflies, enjoying them and raising them. As inter-
est grows, the butterfly's situation will improve, we all
hope."


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Tip toppled from Anna Maria City agenda


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Discussion of the Tip of the Island restaurant in
Anna Maria will not be an agenda item for the city
commission's May 8 workshop, said Commission
Chairperson John Quam, who is charged with setting
the commission's agenda.
Quam said he made his decision on advice from
City Attorney Jim Dye, who told him it would
"probably be "inappropriate" to discuss the Tip
while the issue is still being discussed by the city and
a group of about 15 residents who have hired an at-
torney to represent them with regard to their com-


plaints about the establishment.
City Commissioner Linda Cramer is a member
of the "Group of 15" and had asked at the
commission's April 8 meeting that the issue of code
enforcement and the city's policy on enforcing its
alcoholic beverage ordinance be on the May 8
agenda.
But Quam said that because the latest letter to the
city from the Group of 15 states that "further legal ac-
tion" may be forthcoming if the city does not change
its current position on the Tip, Dye has advised him to
wait until there is a resolution.
Dye is preparing a response to the Feb. 10 letter


from attorney Steve Thompson, who represents the
affected property owners.
The city's current position is that the Tip of the
Island is not violating any city ordinance with its cur-
rent usage because it was grandfathered in when the
ordinance changed in the mid-1990s.
Hold on, said Cramer. Her agenda item request was
just to review the city's alcoholic beverage ordinance
and code enforcement in general, not to talk about the
Tip of the Island.
"That was my intention, and it got turned around,
so I'm writing a memo to Quam to clarify what the city
commission had agreed to review," she said.


... and Cramer has no ethics conflict with Tip


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Florida Ethics Commission said.Anna Maria
City Commissioner Linda Cramer is apparently within
her rights as a citizen to be part of a group of 16 city
residents who have hired an attorney to represent them
against the city regarding perceived code violations at
the Tip of the Island restaurant.
She's not violating any Florida ethics law, at least
not yet, said attorney Helen Jones of the Florida Eth-
ics Commission, the nine-member body that investi-
gates complaints about ethics and conflicts of interests
by public officials.
Jones said the commission has received no formal
complaint about Cramer, so she could not be case specific.
"But when you become a public official, you do
not give up your right to be a private citizen," said
Jones.
Jones cited two complaints the Florida Ethics
Commission dealt with similar to Cramer's position
where it ruled the elected official did not violate any
Florida law.
However, added Jones, a public official may have
a conflict of interest if asked to vote on a matter in
which he or she has a "personal, professional or private
iffrtere st.." *- -
While Florida law doesn't bar that official from
: voting, the official has to declare that conflict of inter-
est within 15 days of the vote, she said. That vote could


Tip troubles
City residents, including Cramer,-who have re-
tained attorney Steve Thompson to represent them
against the city, say that the Tip was operated for
more than 20 years as a dining room with a small pub
for on-premises beer and wine consumption, and
used to close around 9 or 10 p.m. every evening.
A few years ago, the group claims, problems
began at the Tip when new owners extended the
operating hours and began having live music,
which has since been discontinued.
Residents first officially complained about the
Tip in a letter from Thompson to the city in De-
cember 2002, but have made numerous com-
plaints at city commission meetings the past two
years.
Complaints include loud noises, public urina-
tion and drug use and parking on private property.


lead to a conflict of interest investigation, Jones added.
The smart thing for a public official with any real
or potential conflict of interest in an issue is to "recuse"
from voting on any measure related to that interest, the
commission has said in pri6r opinions.
That doesn't mean a public official can't discuss the
issue at a public meeting, Jones said, although some offi-
cials choose to recuse themselves from such discussions.


Cramer said she has discussed the issue of her in-
volvement with the citizens' group with the Florida
Ethics Commission and has been advised she is within
her rights.
She's also brought up the Tip of the Island in letters
to Mayor SueLynn and during commission meetings.
Her position as a city commissioner and her in-
volvement with the group complaining about the Tip
has prompted some criticism that she has a conflict of
interest.
Not so, said Cramer.
"I think I'm representing myself and the interests
of the citizens of Anna Maria who elected me by be-
ing a member of the group, and raising the issue of code
enforcement and a review of the city's policy across the
board regarding our alcoholic beverages ordinance."
Cramer lives across Gulf Drive from the Tip of the
Island, which is at 204 Palmetto Avenue in the Powers
Plaza, which includes Fran Maxon Real Estate and
Bob's Hair.
The city commission was to discuss code enforce-
ment along with the issue involving the Tip of the Is-
land restaurant at its May 8 workshop session, although
no vote will be taken.
Cramer says she will not vote on any measure di-
rectly involving the Tip of the Island restaurant.
Tip of the Island owner Gloria McKee said she would
be meeting with her attorney to discuss the issue and may
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Burglars like cash,

cheap wine
Thieves broke into the Island Gourmat and Pizza
estaurant in Holmes Beach sometime during the night
of April 4 and made off with a large amount of cash,
according to owner Joe Denigri~:
"It must have happened sometime Sunday night
because I was hera that Sunday afternoon said
Denigris:
When he arrived for work Monday morning, he
found the store ransacked and "quite a bit" of cash
taken= Denigris did not have an exact figure on the
amount:
An open bottle@ of inaxpenivo rd wine and two
offee cup w@r also di.scov@red, he said:
Entry was gained by first breaking into the adjacent
office of Marcer UpholsteFy, than through a bathroomef
"It's the first time in eight years of business in
Holmes Beach that anything like this has ever hap=
pened," Denigris said:
Holmes Beach police am investigating the incident.

Reward offered for
vandallm Information
Earl Mowry is offering a $250 reward through
the Holmes Beach Polies Department for informfa=
tion leading to the arrest and conviEtion of the per=
son responsibl@ for breaking the windows of his
property at 5306 Holmes Blvd:
Mowry's property has been vandalized twice in
the past two months by someone shooting a BB gun
at his windows:
According to police reports, on March 31 a big
storefront window was smashed out along with the
entrance door of Mowy's property, which is leased by
Todd Fleek who operate his store Bssence of Time


from that location.
On April 1, five more windows were broken, Ac=
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age suggests the shots were taken from the window
level of a compact car on the road:
Call Detective Sgt, Nancy Rogers at 708=5804 with
information, Confidentiality will be respected,
Mass Interrupted
Mass at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach was interrupted Sunday morning, April 13,
when a fire alarm went off during the late morning
mass, forcing the congregation to evacuate the church,
Units of the West Manatee Fire & Rescua Distrit
along with Holmes Beach police responded at 11 49
a,m,, but no fire was found, only a lit candle placed
near the fire detector, the WMFRD report said,

Incident training planned for
Island elected officials, staff
Training in the Incident Command System used
nationwide during an emergency will be given to Island
elected officials and municipal staff members, the Is=
land Emergency Operations Center learned at its April
9 meeting
The training is tentatively scheduled for May 20
and 22 at the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District
Station 1 in Holmes Beach and at the Longboat Key
Fire Station, said Longboat Key Fire Chief Julius
Halas, who will head up the training,
While the ICS is not'new, Halas said training will
now include how cities should respond to a terrorist
event: Other aspects of training include how to use the
ICS to respond to incidents such as fires and hurri=
canes, what ICS terms are used, logistics, operations
and how to interact with state and other local ICS,
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Franklin K. Clifford
Franklin K. Clifford, 84, of Bradenton, died
April 7,
Born in Evanston, Ill,, Mr, Clifford came to Mana=
tee County from Port Huron, Mich,, six years ago. He
was a mechanical engineer for Chrysler, He was a
member of High Twelve Club of Anna Maria Island.
He was Presbyterian.
There were no services, Ellenton Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Doris; daughters Leslie
Dressier of Colorado and Kristen Laws of Pennsylva=
nia; son David of Michigan; sister Jane of Michigan;
and five grandchildren,

Richard D. Griffin
Richard D. Griffin, 71, of Bradenton Beach, died
April 13.
Born in Washburn, Maine, Mr. Griffin came to
Manatee County from Ocala in 1951, and moved to
Bradenton Beach in 1980, He worked at Home True=
Value Hardware in Holmes Beach, He served in the
U.S. Army during the Korean War, He was a member
and two=time governor of the Moose Lodge, Bradenton
Beach. He was Methodist,
Memorial services were April 15. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach FL 34218, Brown and Sons
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Beverly; sons Brooks of
Bradenton and Ted of Coral Springs; sisters Winona
Forsberg of Maine and Ramona Sirum of Okeechobee;
brothers Dana and Paul, both of Maine; and three
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THE ISLANDER E APRIL 16, 2003 0 PAGE 15


Anna Maria residents: Take my bottom, please!


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Approximately 20 homeowners along Tarpon Av-
enue and Magnolia Street in Anna Maria want to know
if the city will consider taking ownership of the canal
bottom at their respective properties.
The affected owners are getting ownership of the
canal bottom as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit
between GSR Development LLC (builders of the Villa
Rosa sub-division on South Bay Boulevard) and mem-
bers of the Lardas family that sold the land to GSR.
Tom Breiter, who heads up the affected
homeowners, said the group "has the option of each
taking our portion personally from the Lardases, or
they .will deed it over to the City of Anna Maria for


public use and dedication."
Breiter has approached Mayor SueLynn and asked
her to bring the matter before the city commission for
discussion.
"We just want to know if the city will accept the bot-
tom land, if that's the way we decide to go," Breiter said.
Breiter said the group also wants to know if the
commission would require all the property owners in
question to deed over the bottom land or if the commis-
sion would allow one or two exceptions for persons
who want to retain ownership.
Two property owners at the end of Magnolia Street
want to accept the bottom land from the Lardases and
don't appear interested in transferring ownership to the
city, Breiter said.


The issue is one of economics. If the city owns the
bottom land, it would be responsible for any needed
maintenance or dredging. If not, any maintenance
dredging would fall back on the individual property
owners-if it's ever needed.
Breiter, who lives on Tarpon Avenue, said he
doesn't think his waterway needs any dredging, but
Magnolia could be a different story. A drainage ease-
ment is located at the end of that street and stormwater
runoff tends to build up silt on the canal bottom in those
locations, he said.
The mayor discussed the matter briefly as a non-
agenda item with city commissioners at their April 8
workshop, and the issue will be put on an upcoming
commission agenda for full discussion.


... while Holmes Beach canal dredging won't be cheap


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach may be ready to begin its long-
awaited canal-maintenance dredging project, but it will
also have to look at long-range funding for the project,
which could cost more than $1 million during the 10-
year life of the permit.
While the city awaits the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection permit to maintenance
dredge 31 of its canals, two canals in the city have al-
ready been approved for dredging, said Public Works


Recent wave action along Anna Maria Island
beaches has created an escarpment at the water's
edge that might be an impediment to marine turtles
soon to be crawling up from the water looking for
a nesting location.
So crews are busy on the beach making sure
the turtles have a smooth crawl prior to the official
opening of turtle nesting season on May 1.
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The cost to dredge those two canals is about
$56,000, Duennes said, and the money will come from
already budgeted city funds.
But Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said
that doesn't mean that each of the 31 canals named in
the DEP permit will cost $28,000 to dredge, or that the
total cost will be about $868,000.-
The length of the canals in the permit varies and the
amount of material to be dredged will also vary,
Duennes said.


Hunsicker said the county has hired a contractor
to smooth out the piled-up sand along the Island's
beaches and work should be completed some time
this week.
Hunsicker said the county is required by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
to level large berms that could impede nesting
turtles or hatchlings as part of the beach
renourishment project.


"We haven't addressed those costs yet," said
Whitmore. "We're still trying to figure out the long-
range funding.
"Either we have the money or we'll find it," she
said confidently, but there are apparently no state or
federal grants to cover the cost of dredging inland ca-
nals, only where the mouth of the canal meets Sarasota
Bay or other navigable waterways.
With a 10-year permit, however, costs can be
spread throughout city budgets during the next decade,
she indicated.
The city already has a special stormwater assess-
ment fee, but that won't cover the cost of canal dredg-
ing, she said.
"And I don't plan on any special assessment and
neither does the city commission," Whitmore said.
"We can figure out a way" to pay for the dredging, she
predicted.
While it's not an "apples-to-apples" comparison,
Longboat Key is presently doing maintenance dredg-
ing of 55 canals in the city at a cost of just under $2
million, said Juan Florensa of that city's public works
department.
Florensa said the city was able to get a West Coast
Inland Navigation District grant of $250,000 to assist
in paying for the dredging at locations.where canals
meet Sarasota Bay or other navigable waterways.
Whitmore said she would apply for a WCIND
grant for fun '; to help pay for dredging in applicable
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"We just moved to Anna Maria because Sarasota
was becoming too big. We loved the old Florida atmo-
sphere here and the people," said Leah.
"We used to bicycle to the restaurant and eat, and
we just loved the food and the staff. They were won-
derful," added Jason.
Almost by accident, they learned the restaurant was
for sale last December. Although both had prior expe-
rience in the food and beverage industry, neither of the
two Florida State grads had ever owned a restaurant.
But the more they thought about it, the better it
sounded.
"I faxed an offer to the owner and he accepted,"
said Jason, "and here we are.
"And we haven't changed anything," he added.
"We still have the same great seafood and lobster menu
and the same great views of Tampa Bay."
The Suzors did add a new wine list and a few sea-
food items, but "we've kept the same great staff" that
cooks up the wonderful seafood items, said Leah.
Chefs and managers at the Waterfront include
brothers Joey and Christoper Dale, Bill Hunt and Dave
White.
"And it's been a great season," said Leah. "The
people have been wonderful. We've had so many re-
peat customers, we'll be sorry to see them leave.
They've become like family to us."
Not to worry. Islanders and mainlanders can enjoy
breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Waterfront Restau-
rant daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, call 778-1515.

Jesse's now open
The newest cool place to quench your thirst and
relax on Anna Maria Island is the newly opened Jesse's
pub at 111 Seventh St. N. in Bradenton Beach, behind
the Golden Star Chinese restaurant in the Bayview
Plaza.
"We've tried to make the place look like the old
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"We've got six televisions, free peanuts, a great
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"We're also going to have daily food specials and
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Get fat at the cat
The Fat Cat carpet and upholstery cleaning company
at 5400A Marina Drive in the Island Shopping Center in
Holmes Beach is celebrating its 11th anniversary this
week.
And owner Larry House is offering one cool cat
free residential carpet cleaning for life as part of the
celebration.
Entry forms are available at the Fat Cat office or in
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The winner gets up to three cleaning per year.
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call Larry at 778-2882.

Quiet time for Beach City Market
Dawn and Dave Viens are working hard to open
their Beach City Market delicatessen and eatery on
Thursday, April 17, and are asking their many friends
and patrons to check with them that day to see if they
are in operation.
The market, located at 1701 Gulf Drive N.'in
Bradenton Beach, is right in front of the Bradenton
Beach Club condominiums.
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Anna Marla's DePorre
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Electricity and telephone service will be shut off to
a number of Anna Maria residents from 8 a.m, to noon
Tuesday, April 22, while a house owned by Jim
DePorre is moved within the city from 801 N, Shore
Drive to 802 Gladiolus St.
Mayor SueLynn said a permit to move the house
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will be delivered to the 122 properties affected, she
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to accommodate the movement of the Belle Haven
cottage in early 2002.
DePorre plans to build a new house at 801 N, Shore
and has applied to the city commission for a variance
to build the house to a height of 42 feet above the
crown of the nearest road, five feet higher than current
codes allow,


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'Kafka' author to be feted


on Island April 26


Kathl Diamant is coming home, and she's bringing
her new love with her,
She is the author of "Kafka's Last Love, the Mys=
tery of Dora Diamant," The book is based on the clas=
sic affair that let Dora Diamant give the tormented
German=Jewish intellectual a year of as much happi=
ness as he was capable of knowing, or even reogniz=
ing.,
The year, 1924, turned out to be his last, but school=
are since have been almost as tormented as their hero,
trying to figure out what went on in that brilliant mind:
Kathi Diamant probably knows more about it than any=
one. She spent 15 years studying her namesake Dora
and chronicling it in her book: It is published now, and
Kathi is here to celebrate it,
The initial celebration will be at 1 p.m. Saturday,
April 2, when The Islander will honor her at a lun=
cheon at the Ooh La Lal Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach,
The newspaper is inviting the Island to lunch then,
to give the strong, determined Diamant women their
due, to hear Kathi describe her writing experiences and
sign copies of the book for the luncheon guests,
The cost is $40 per person, covering both lunch and
the first=edition copy (retail price $30) of Diamant's
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Daughter of Peggy and Bill Diamant of Anna
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She also happens to be the granddaughter of Wyatt
Blassingame, who was Peggy Diamant's father, He's
Island wedding
Former Islander Joseph Pedoat
and Simone Sousa of Brail were
married in a sunset ceremony at
Harrington House in Holmes
Beach. The bridegromo is son of
Joseph and Patricia Pedota of
Bradenton, formerly of Holmes
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of Alvaro and Neida Souza of
Brazil, The couple will reside in
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Marine turtle strandings increase here, statewide


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
More sea turtles are ending up helpless or dead on
our beaches than at any time in recent memory, accord-
ing to those who know, and nobody is sure why.
The good news is that not all of them are dead: One
young green stranded on the Island last week is now
being examined for treatment at the Clearwater Marine
Aquariumi'. :
That, sadly, is an exception, said Suzi Fox, who
holds the state sea turtle preservation permit for Anna
Maria and heads the AMI.Turtle Watch. The previous
week, three loggerheads washed up dead on the Island.
It's that way all over Florida. Jerris Foote, Mote
Marina Laboratory turtle expert who also handles all of
Sarasota County's turtle matters, said the Sarasota area
has had 16 strandings since January. That's an inordi-
nately high number, she said. Most were loggerheads,
a few greens and even one Kemp's ridley, even more
rare here than the green.
"We were at the breakfast table when the phone
rang with the emergency report of the green's strand-
ing," Fox said. "It was about 2 years old.
"Other volunteers and I put it in the bathtub at my
home. It turned out to be suffering with hypothermia,
really chilled, so we warmed towels in the dryer and
wrapped them around the little guy."
Glenn Harman, veterinarian and all-around turtle ex-



Tons of trash


picked up from


Island, Cortez

Some 9,750 pounds of trash was picked item by
item by 385 volunteers Saturday, the last of the Mana-
tee County contribution to the Great American
Cleanup.
Other parts of the county had their cleanup in
;March, but the sponsoring Keep Manatee Beautiful
saved Anna Maria Island, Palma Sola Causeway, and
Cortez village for dessert.
Final figures are not yet complete, said Ingrid
McClellan, executive director of the organization, and
|she encouraged teams to get their data to her as soon
ias possible.
S Cortez was a focus this year, for 30 or so villagers
land friends penetrated deep into the FISH Preserve for
'junk. And the\ scored and scored: A huge truckload of
tires, a Dumpster full of other assorted trash.
.The Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage is buy-
ing the 95-acre area to preserve it from development'
and.provide a nature area at the east side of Cortez. It
has been abused for decades by people dumping junk
there.
A leader of the cleanup, Karen Bell, said tires are
particularly troublesome: "Tires just keep showing up
as we get deeper and deeper into the Preserve. No new
dumpings, just old nasty tires revealed."


'Business after hours' meeting
A "business after hours" meeting of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, April 22, will
feature an art exhibit from the Longboat Key Center for
the Arts.
The session will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new
town hall, 501 Bay Isles Road. Cost is $5 for members,
$10 for guests. Details may be obtained by calling 387-
9519.

'Shapes' fitness fair
for women Saturday
The first annual health fair for women sponsored
by Shapes Total Fitness for Women will be from 9:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at 4105 Cortez
Road, Bradenton.
Free to all women, it will have booths on
chiropractic, holistic medicine, massage, herbal
therapy, cosmetic surgery, acupuncture and many other
aspects of health care, including fitness assessments.
Details may be obtained at 739-9799.


pert at Clearwater Aquarium, was here doing sand com-
paction tests on the renourished beach, and took the turtle
north with him for study and treatment at the aquarium.
There doesn't seem to be any identifiable single
reason for the high numbers, Foote and Fox said.
Foote theorized that some of the problem may be
red tide, marine algae which kills fish and emits a gas
that irritates human eyes and lungs. It has been evi-
denced recently south of the Island.
There is also evidence of turtles being hit by boats,
Foote noted, and water quality degradation may con-
tribute to turtle vulnerability as well.
Fox suspects the weather may be partly to blame
for the high incidence of dead turtles, too high winds
last week may have blown turtles ashore that died at sea
and ordinarily would stay there.
That is one reason she is seeking more volunteers
to patrol the beach at dawn, starting Wednesday, April
16, and continuing until the end of the turtle incubation
season in October. They will be trained by Turtle
Watch and need to walk the beach about two hours a
week.
Prospective volunteers may get in touch with
Turtle Watch at the organization's new turtle education
center in the Island Shopping Center, 5408 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call Fox at 778-5638.
Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Sun-
day. The store can be reached at 778-1435.


Turtle strandings up
Turtle Watch volunteer "Turtle Tom" lan Ness
holds a juvenile green turtle, found on the shore near
Bungalow Beach in Bradenton Beach last week and
sent for study and treatment to the Clearwnater
Marine Aquarium. The turtle had numerous ulcers,
moss growthand a a somewhat collapsed stomach.
Islander Photo: Bohner Joy


Rachel and
daughter
Kristen Gryzik,
13, of
Bradenton
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Karen Bell of
Cortez stopped
working just
long enough to
pose in front of
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collected from
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American
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Islander Photo: Paul Roat

Caregivers meet Friday
The caregiver support group of Neighborly Senior
Services of Manatee County will meet at 1 p.m. Friday,
April 18, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. It is designed for anyone caring
for an adult friend or family member with chronic
health or memory problems. Details are available at
748-3001.


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Ahoy mate!
Anna Maria Elementary School Guidance Counse-
lor Cindi Harrison is ready to board the Parent-
Teacher Organization "Love Boat." Harrison
agreed to wear nautical attire during school to
remind visitors to buy a ticket for the PTO's
"Love Boat" Spring fling event at St. Bernard
Catholic Church April 26. Tickets are $30 per
person and can be purchased at the school.
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Recycling technology
So far this year, Anna Maria Elementary School has earned $235 by recycling used fax and ink cartridges.
The money earned through the Hands-On-Recycling program is used to purchase new software for the
school's technology lab. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Help AME save Mother Earth, earn cash


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School is trading in old
cell phones and used fax and printer cartridges for cash
with its Hands-On-Recycling campaign.
Local businesses and residents are urged to donate
empty laser and ink-jet cartridges, used fax cartridges and
old cell phones to AME to help them generate money for
new. software for the school's technology lab.
According to information provided by AME technol-
ogy specialist Pidge Taylor, it takes three quarts of oil to
build one laser toner cartridge and these non-degradable
materials take more than 200 years to decompose in a
landfill. In seven months of recycling, these same car-
tridges can save 11 million gallons of oil.
Business owners can help turn their technological
trash into technological cash for AME by arranging to
have donated items picked up by calling the school at 708-
5525.
Residents can also participate by dropping off items
to the school office at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
This school year, students have generated $235


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AME fifth.graders study science in the field'


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Fifth-graders from Anna Maria Elementary School
took to the field at Durante Park on Longboat Key to
learn about the ecosystem through scientific observa-
tions and activities.
Public Outreach Coordinator Brie Willett of the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program was assisted
by volunteers Bernice Gehrls and Brett Hunter in lead-
ing students through three activity centers.


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Jay Dee Jackson points out a crab among the man-
groves to fellow Anna Maria Elementary School
classmate Mellissa Johnson while on a trail walk at
Durante Park on Longboat Key. AME fifth-graders
spent the morning in the park learning about the
ecosystem.


At Willett's activity station, students learned about
recording observations about the environment. At each
station, students recorded the time and observations
about the soil, vegetation, sunlight, wind and tempera-
tures.
Students also learned the value of conserving wa-
ter at Willett's station. She gave them a brief history of
water and emphasized how much growth and develop-
ment demands of the county's water supply through a
role-playing game.
For example, Willett told one student he ran a farm
using old technology and he will need five cups of
water from the community jug. His neighbor, who uses
new technology to farm his land, only needs three cups
of water from the community jug. After each student
was given a scenario and told how much water they use
Willett filled all the cups from one jug of water to dem-
onstrate how far one water source must stretch to meet
the various demands.
After the lesson in water conservation, students
embarked on a nature hike through the mangrove for-
est with Hunter, an environmental science student at


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well as some of the wildlife.
At the end of the trail, Gehrls engaged students in
another educational game about wildlife survival. In
the game, each student pretended to be an osprey hunt-
ing for fish. Students picked up playing cards from the
center of a circle and brought their "fish" back to their
"nest" area.
At the end of the game, students looked through the
cards representing their food supply, only to learn that
some of the fish had been poisoned by red tide or
chemicals, some birds had been hurt by fishing lines or
shot by hunters and were unable to collect as much
food as they needed, and some had their fish stolen by
other birds of prey.
Through this role-playing activity students learned
how human actions can threaten the survival of other
animals.
Willett gave teachers information to take back to
the classroom to continue their study of the environ-
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IMS gets creative, focuses on manatees
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By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Island Middle School students are enmeshed in a
three-week-long schoolwide study of manatees that has
also opened the creative floodgates of both students,
teachers and parents.
Through a partnership with Florida Marine Research
Institute, Mote Marine Laboratory, local artists and scien-
tists, IMS has pulled together a comprehensive marine-sci-
ence curriculum that focuses on manatees.
IMS resource teacher Michelle Easterling sparked
the fire when she learned that the Florida Marine Re-
search Institute had a suitcase full of free educational
materials focused on manatees.
Easterling said she literally received a Samsonite
suitcase full of classroom activities, videos and lesson
plans ready to be implemented in the classroom.
IMS teachers spent one week using the materials
within their regular course curriculum. For example,
students learned about mortality statistics of manatees
in math class, the history of the manatee and its habi-
tat in English class and the anatomy and physiology of
a manatee in science class.
During the second week of study, students broke
into groups to use what they've learned on various cre-
ative projects.
Some of the projects include painting an outdoor
mural behind the band room, writing a play and creat-
ing the sets and costumes, constructing a papier-mache
manatee, as well as individual science projects.


IMS manatee TV
Winn Haslem records an interview by Chrissy Wolfe of
Ashley Bowlingfor a documentary students are produc-
ing about schoolwide activities focused on manatees
and their habitat. Haslem and Wolfe are part of a six-
student documentary team taping school projects and
Bowling is part of a group constructing a large papier-
mache manatee. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


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This mermaid graces the wall near the IMS picnic
area outside the band room. It is only one feature of
the mural being painted by a team of students.
One group of students is working with Life Skills
Teacher Gary Hughes to create a video-taped docu-
mentary of all the student projects, guest speakers and
field trips. Band Director Jimi Gee is working with his
group to provide the musical score for the video.
The final week of manatee study will include a
field trip to Mote Marine Laboratory, where students
will be given a tour that highlights that organization's
work with manatees.
Students have also taken extended lunch periods
with teachers to area restaurants such as the Rod &
Reel Pier and the Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant,
where manatee sightings are common, with the hope of
seeing a few marine mammals in their natural habitat.
Easterling said the school plans to send a copy of
the documentary to the Florida Marine Research Insti-
tute so it might be used to help the organization obtain
additional grant money to fund educational "suitcases"
on other marine-life projects.
Easterling said the Florida Marine Research Insti-
tute is currently working on an estuary "suitcase,"
which IMS hopes to utilize next year.


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IMS board member and local artist.Pam Fortenberry
helped students outline their mural project.


Cruising for manatees '
Island Middle School students cruised Island waters ,
in search of manatees with Holmes Beach Marine
Patrol Police Officer Vern McGowin. IMS students
are studying manatees and their habitat.
Easterling said the staff at IMS wants to focus on
a schoolwide marine science program such as this one
each year. She said the school is likely to pick three
issues and recycle them on a three-year basis.
The culmination of this year's manatee project will
be presented to the public at a Parent-Teacher Organi-
zation meeting Thursday, April 24.
The Sun House Restaurant will be sponsoring din-
ner, which will include jerk chicken and barbecue ribs.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children, and can
be obtained through the school administration office.
Students will perform their play and display their
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Streetlife


Island polle9 reports
Ann Marle City
April 6, 200 block of Fir Avenue, vandalism. The
window ofa woman's vehicle was reportedly smashed.
April 6,100 S. Bay Blvd., city pier parking lot, infor-
mation. According to the report, a driver became confron-
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April 6, 101 Gulf Drive, Bistro at slad's End res-
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door was removed, although nothing appeared to be dis-
turbed inside.
April 7, 10005 GulfDrive, Manatee County Sheriff s
Office, found property. According to the report, a wallet
was left at the front door of the office.
April 7, 800 block of North Shore Drive, arson/bur-
glary. According to the report, someone attempted to pry
open several doors to the residence before setting fire to
one of them. According to the report, a motion alarm was
set off and the suspect fled the scene before deputies ar-
rived.
April 9, 7700 block of Gulf Drive, warrant arrest.
According to the repot a man was arrested on an Alachua
County warrant for worthless checks and grand theft.
April 9, Gulf Drive and Archer Way, information.
According to the report, deputies found the intersection's
stop sign on the ground and placed a temporary sign at the
location.


April !, 1800 Glf Drive S., Leffis Key, burglary to
vehicle. The complainant said she parked her car to walk
through the park and, upon returning, discovered some-
one had broken into the carand aken her puse with cash,
checks, charge cards and cell phone. Estimated value of
the missing items was $2,000.
April 3, 1400 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, driving
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April 5, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Resort,
theft. The complainant said someone took his bicycle.
April 6, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, shoplifting. Un-
known males entered the store and walked out with a 12-
pack of beer without paying for it, according to the report,
April 6, 2600 Gulf Drive, possession of controlled
substance, While on routine patrol, officers noticed the
odor of marijuana and charged Robert Matthew Stipcich,
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April 7, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Resort,
domestic battery. Officers responded to a complaint of a
domestic disturbance. Officers provided information to
both parties and remained while the woman packed per-
sonal items into her car before leaving,
April 8, 100 Gulf Drive N., warrant. Officers re-
sponded to a complaint of a person obstructing vehicles in
the road. A background check on the man revealed an
outstanding warrant from Tarpon Springs, and he was
transported to jail.
April 10, 2000 block Gulf Drive, Bungalow Beach
Resort, information. Officers responded to a complaint that
a man exposed himself, then ran down the beach. The sus-
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April 6, 5200 Gulf Drive, Martinique South, theft.
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April 6,3800 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A woman
reported several items missing from her home, including
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April 8, 3602 E. Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited store,
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April 8, 4103 Gulf Drive, Castnetter apartments,
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April 9, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, burglary.
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April 10, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, theft. Ac-
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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.
6 to 7:30p.m. Parent support group with Shirley
Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, April 17
9 a.m. to 6p.m. Manatee County Health Depart-
ment mobile immunization van at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 708-5525.
7 to 8 p.m. Teen GIRLS Forum at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Friday, April 18
1 to 2 p.m. -Neighborly Senior Services of
Manatee's caregiver support group at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 748-3001.

Saturday, April 19
9 a.m. --Anna Maria Island Commuity Center
Easter egg hunt at the Sandbar restaurant, 100
Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
9 a.m. Easter egg hunt at Roser Memorial Com-
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5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-
5974.
9:30 a.m. Easter egg hunt at Mar Vista Dockside
Pub and Restaurant, 760 Broadway, Longboat Key.
Information: 383-2691.
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Health fair at Shapes To-
tal Fitness, 4105 Cortez Rd., Bradenton. Information:
739-9799.
10 a.m. Easter egg hunt at Palma Sola Botani-
cal Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information:
761-2866. Fee applies.
12:45p.m. Easter egg hunt at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-4769.

Sunday, April 20
6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service at Manatee
County Public Beach, Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue,
Holmes Beach.
(See The Islander's Easter article for services and
related activities.)

Monday, April 21
Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club pre-
sents "Report from Tallahassee: What's Become of the
People's Business?" with Manatee County State Com-
mitteeman Rev. James Golden at the Beach House
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-9287.
7p.m. "Fun at the Center" for Island teens at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7:30 p.m. "From Calusas to Condominiums" with
author Ralph Hunter at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

Tuesday, April 22
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the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
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387-9519. Fee applies.
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 23
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
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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, Longboat Key. Information: 387-0746.
"Treasures: Silver and the Age of Opulence" at
the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton,
through April 27. Information: 746-4131.

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Children's summer camp registration at G.T. Bray
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Furniture painting class at the Anna Maria Island
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AARP driver's refresher course at the Island
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Patchwork Players children's theatre present
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Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
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PAGE' Br-APRI'L' 161 2003-' THE ISLANDER



Islanders fare well in spring ball


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Island Family Physicians and WMFD each won a
pair of games in the week just past to continue their
winning ways in girls softball and Little League base-
ball respectively, but The Islander's unprecedented, un-
beaten streak in Junior League baseball came to an end
when they dropped a heartbreaking extra-inning 7-6
decision to Beef O'Brady's Saturday, April 12, at
Birdie Tebbetts Field.
Niko Rodriguez scored the winning run for Beef
O'Brady's in the top of the ninth inning when he
singled and moved to third on an error. With two outs
and Rodriguez on third, Clay Cook drove the first pitch
he saw into left field to score Rodriguez with the even-
tual game-winner.
The Islanders fell behind 1-0 in the third inning
without surrendering a hit. Cook and Jimmy Muldoon
reached on walks in front of Ryan Smith. Smith hit a
grounder up the middle that was thrown away, allow-
ing Cook to slide in with the first run of the game.
The Islanders fought back in the bottom of the in-
ning behind Tim Bouziane, who reached on an error
and a single from Kevin Kim. A passed ball moved the
runners up before Sean Price lashed a double down the
line in left to plate both runners for a 2-1 Islander lead.
Steve Faasse brought Price home when he chopped a
grounder over the second baseman's head for a single
and a 3-1 lead.
Beef O'Brady's staged a two-out rally in the top of
the fifth to tie the score. Muldoon started the rally when
he got plunked for a free trip to first and Ryan Smith
reached on an error. Both runners moved up on a
passed ball before Derrek Gargett came through with
a two-run single into left field. Sean Powers followed
with a walk in front of Rodriguez, who brought Gargett
home with a single to right field. Tyler Wooten plated
Powers with a single to tie the score at 5-5.
Five consecutive Islander walks led to runs by
Connor Bystrom and Price, giving The Islander a 7-5
lead with two innings to play.
Or maybe not, as the game remained tied until the
eighth inning when Cook walked and scored on a
single by Smith for a 6-5 lead, but The Islander tied the
game up when Bobo scored on a double by Kir. The
Islanders missed out on a big inning when Beef
O'Brady third baseman Gargett snagged Price's hard
grounder and stepped on the bag to force out Kirn be-
fore throwing home to nail Bouziane at the plate to
complete the inning-ending double play.



Schedule
Junior League (13-14 year olds)
Date Field Time Visitors vs. Home
April 17 North River 6:30 p.m. The Islander vs.


North River #3
April 19 Tebbetts 10 a.m. North River #2 vs.
The Islander
April 21 Bray 7 p.m. The Islander vs.
Manatee Nati. #1


WMFD Majors Schedule
Date Field Time
April 16 AMICC 7:30 p.m.


Visitor vs. Home
Manatee National. vs.
WMFD


AAA (9-12 year olds)
All games scheduled at G.T. Bray Park
Date Field Time Visitor vs. Home
April 19 3 5:30 p.m. Ameri Life vs.
Air & Energy
April 19 1 5:30 p.m. Offshore Fishing vs.
Bark Realty
April 22 3 5:30 p.m. Wilson-Miller vs.
Air & Energy

AA (7-10 year olds)
All games scheduled at AMICC
Date Time Visitors vs. Home
April 16 6 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs.
Island Lumber
April 17 6 p.m. Betsy Hill Realty vs.
Gateway Solutions
April 19 4 p.m. Gateway Solutions vs.
Betsy Hill Realty
April 19 6 p.m. Island Lumber vs.
Morgan Stanley


Island Family Physician shortstop Emma Barlow makes the catch during the team's 8-0 win in Manatee Girls
SSoftball action at Palma Sola Park.


Molly McDonough gives the ball a ride during
Manatee Girls Softball action at Palma Sola Park.

The Islanders tried to spoil Cook's ninth-inning
heroics with some clutch hitting of their own with Pat
Cole coming through with a single and Bobo a double
with two outs, but Bouziane's fly ball was tracked
down by Rodriguez in left field to seal the 7-6 Beef
O'Brady's victory.
The win improves Beef's record to 4-4, while the
Islander fell to a very respectable 7-1 on the season.
Sean Powers earned the pitching win by scattering
seven hits in four-plus innings while striking out five.
Beef's was led by Rodriguez, who went 3-for-5 and
one run scored. Cook's single and two runs scored and
a single and one run scored from Gargett and Smith
rounded out the Beef O'Brady's offense that also re-
ceived a single from Wooten.
Faasse and Kir each had a double among their two
hits with Kirn also coming around to score one run to
lead the Islander at the plate. Price scored a pair of runs
while also contributing a two-run double, while Bobo
doubled and scored once. Alonzo Price and Pat Cole
also added hits to the Islander offense in the loss.

Islanders roll to a 20-1 win
The Islander rolled to a 20-1 victory over Ball &
Shoe Friday, April 11, at G.T. Bray Park behind a com-
bined one-hit pitching performance by Shane Pelkey,
Sean Pittman and Tanner Pelkey.


Shane Pelkey started and allowed one hit and one
run in two innings before yielding to Pittman, who
struck out four in two hitless innings. Tanner Pelkey
finished up with a hitless fifth, including a pair of
strikeouts.
Steve Faasse led the offensive explosion with a
pair of triples, a double, four runs scored and six RBIs,
while Pittman scored three runs on a triple, double and
a walk. Alonzo Price added a pair of singles and two
runs scored and Pat Cole doubled and scored two runs
to round out the Islander offense.

Island Family Physicians
earn shutout win!
In girls' softball action, Island Family Physicians
defeated USA Fence 8-0 to win their third game in a
row and improve to 8-4 on the season. Ally Titsworth
earned the pitching win after limiting USA Fence to a
pair of hits while striking out two.
.Island Family Physicians scored what turned out to
be all the runs they would need in the first, sparked by
a lead-off double by Barlow that clipped ball-four
pitcher Dr. Scott Kosfeld in the arm. MacKenzie
Kosfeld followed with a single before Titsworth laced
a shot that got past the center fielder allowing her to
race around the bases for a home run and a 3-0 lead.
Island Family Physicians added five runs in the
third as Molly McDonough led off with a single that
she turned into a home run with some aggressive base
running. Barlow was next up and when Dr. Kosfeld
was again summoned onto the field as the ball-four
pitcher, he emerged wearing catcher's gear. Everyone
had a good laugh and Kosfeld got rid of the gear.
Barlow promptly ripped another line drive up the
middle past a no-longer-laughing Dr. Kosfeld.
Kelly Guerin, Brooke Fitzgerald, Titsworth Au-
tumn Fesick and Sage Geerearts each had hits as the
Island girls closed the game out.
Barlow and Titsworth finished the game 2-for-2
with two runs each, while Fitzgerald, Guerin,
McDonough and MacKenzie Kosfeld each had hits and
scored one run in the game. Fesick, Geerearts and Sa-
rah Howard all added singles to the Island Family Phy-
sician offensive attack.
Sarah Gardner and Cassidy each had singles for
USA Fence in the loss.
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Island Family Physicians 7,
Manatee Mobile Marine i
Brooke Fitzgerald went 2-for-2, including a double
and two runs scored, and Ally Tltsworth had a home
run among her two hits to lead Island Family Physi-
cians past Manatee Mobile Marine Tuesday, April 8, at
Palma Sola Park. Fitzgerald also got the pitching win,
allowing four hits in three innings while striking out
four, Halley Dearlove closed the game out, allowing
one run and one hit in her one inning of work,
Emma Barlow, MacKenzie Kosfeld, Sage
Geerearts and Sarah Howard all had one hit and scored
one run in the victory, while Kelly Guerin and Nicole
Botero each added singles,
Brittany Bilbrey tripled and scored the lone Mana-
tee Mobile Marine run, while April Corda, Sarah
Magley and Jasmine Luther each added singles in the
loss.

WMFD ends Bray season
with pair of victories
WMFD finished its first season of competition in
the Manatee West Little League with a pair of wins. On
Friday, April 11, the Islanders edged SuperGrip 3-2
and followed that up the next evening with a 13-11
upset of the Marine Corps.

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Starting and eventual winning pitcher Jarrod
McKenzie breezed through the first two innings, strik-
ing out three and holding them hitless, but the wheels
fell off in the third as the Marines sent 10 batters to the
plate during their seven-run inning,
WMFD fought back in the bottom of the inning to
retake the lead, McKenzie hit a frozen rope to center for
a double in front of walks by Ben Valdivieso and Cody
Woten, Carmine Galati's grounder was booted for an
error, allowing MeKenzie to score the first run. Stephen
Thomas followed with a fielder's choice grounder that
forced Galati out at second, but allowed Valdivieso to
score. With two outs, Alex Wright came through with
a single to score Woten, and Dylan Mullen followed
with another RBI single to bring Thomas across with
the go-ahead run.
WMFD extended its lead to 13-7 in the bottom of
the fourth, getting consecutive singles from Lance
Burger, McKenzie, Valdivieso and Ryan Guerin to
score Burger and McKenzie, Thomas singled to load
the bases before Valdivieso stole home. Justin
Dearlove then walked to load the bases for Mullen who
ripped a double deep to center field to clear the bases.
The Marines rallied for four runs in the fifth, but
Valdivieso got a pair of strikeouts and induced Sam
Hooker to ground out to end the game with WMFD on
top 13-11,

WMFD 3, Superorip 2
Tyler Fitzgerald made a great catch on a line drive


STHIF frSLANDERU APRIL'160, 200311 PAGE 27
to put the finishing touches on WMFD's 3-2 come-
from-behind victory over SuperGrip Friday, April 11,
in Little League Major Division action,
Jarrod McKenzie started and held SuperGrip hit-
less for three innings while striking out four. Ben
Valdivieso relieved to start the fourth. He recorded a
strikeout for the first out before surrendering a walk to
Nathan Robert. Ryan Miles followed with a mammoth
home run to center field for a 2-0 lead.
Validvieso recovered to get Aaron Graham to fly
out to Dylan and recorded another strikeout to end the
inning.
WMFD took advantage of fifth-inning walks by
Valdivieso and Justin Dearlove who quickly moved up
a base on a passed ball. Guerin followed with an RBI
groundout to score Valdivieso while Dearlove scored
on a passed ball to tie the score at 2-2.
McKenzie led off the sixth with a single and moved
to third on a single by Matt Shafer, Thomas then plated
McKenzie with an RBI ground out for a 3-2 lead.
Valdivieso recorded a pair of strikeouts to start the
bottom of the sixth, but Robert came through with a
single up the middle bringing Miles to the plate again.
Valdivieso and the WMFD coaches wisely elected to
walk Miles and pitch to Graham, who got robbed by
Fitzgerald to end the game.
Kevin Cassidy is publisher of Sports Page, a free
countywide publication focusing on youth sports,
coach for Manatee High School female soccer and a
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Earth Day Tuesday: help Mother Nature out


Next Tuesday, April 22, is Earth Day.
The event that began 33 years ago was initiated by
former U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. "The
national environmental rally inspired grassroots educa-
tional and clean-up activities around the country," ac-
cording to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "and
more than 20 million Americans participated. The
Clean Air Act of 1990 also sprouted from a later Earth
Day event."
Today, more than 140 countries around the world
celebrate Earth Day.
You don't need a special day to help the environ-
ment, of course. Simple acts can result in big eco-sav-
ings.
On your next beach walk, pick up any trash you see
:in the sand.
Skip a cycle of fertilizing your lawn. You probably
won't notice any difference in green grass, but the run-
off reduction of nitrogen in the bays and Gulf will be
welcomed by all the little critters that live there.
Bike or take the trolley for your shopping as a way
to avoid pumping more vehicular exhaust into the at-
mosphere.
As we all.said way back when, "Let every day be
Earth Day."

Exotic salmon, plants
Don't mess with Mother Nature!
That adage is becoming more pertinent as we con-
tinue to tinker with genetics, and has really hit home in
Washington, where genetically engineered fish have
been banned from fish farms.
It seems that scientists have been able to raise a
strain of salmon that grows up to six times as fast as
fish in the wild. Sounds good, right? Wrong the
farm-raised superfish also seem to have some kind of
disease which can't be dealt with by fish in the wild.
Fish experts predict that just 60 of the superfish
could take over the wild salmon population in about 40
generations.
Scientists estimate that several hundred thousand
Atlantic salmon have escaped from fish farms in Wash-
i1ngton and are now out with the other salmon in the
Pacific. The Atlantic fish have diseases that the Pacific
fish can't cope with, and disaster looms.
"Our wild salmon populations are already strug-
gling to survive," one salmon researcher said. "The last
Thing they need is more competition from exotic spe-
cies escaping from fish farms."
There's another underwater exotic that is causing
problems throughout the world. Caulerpa taxifolia is
a bright-green species of seaweed that is used in salt-
water aquariums. The seaweed apparently was started
in Germany and shipped to aquariums at the Oceano-
graphic Museum of Monaco in France in 1980.
Somehow it got into the Mediterranean in 1984,
starting as a square yard of growth under the museum.
Five years later it had colonized more than two acres
of sea bottom. By 1990, it had spread across seven
acres and was found in colonies almost 100 miles
away.
In 1991 it had spread to cover 74 acres; by 2001 it
had spread to Sydney, Australia, and off the coasts of
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So in just a little more than 20 years, a few sprouts
of a seaweed lost from an aquarium had spread world-
wide.
What's the big deal about one type of seaweed?
"When introduced in a non-native marine habitat,"
according to Anchofish, a saltwater aquarium dealer,
"Caulerpa Taxifolia grows as a dense smothering blan-
ket, covering and killing all native vegetation in its
path. It is not a health threat to humans, but fish, inver-
tebrates, marine mammals and sea birds that are depen-
dent on native marine vegetation are displaced or die
off from the areas where they once thrived."
Sounds like our battle with Brazilian pepper trees,
doesn't it?

Mosquito Coast
There was a piece about Iraq in the news the other
day involving a small village that U.S. troops had taken
over. One of the first things the villagers wanted was
to get the ice house up and running again. They'd been
without any refrigeration for about a year..
The ice wasn't for beverages, the newsie ex-
plained, but was to preserve food. When the tempera-
ture is 125 degrees, food isn't going to last too long.
It made me think of a book by Paul Theroux called
"The Mosquito Coast." A family moves to the South
American jungle, where the father-inventor creates an
icehouse to the glee of the natives.
"Ice is civilization," he said.
So true.

Authors galore
The spring book fling is in high gear, with a whole
slew of authors on tour hyping new books.
Jeffrey Deaver was in town a few weeks ago with
his new book, "The Vanished Man." Jim Swain was



Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 12 horseshoe games were
Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and George McKay
of Anna Maria City. Runners-up were Cathy
Stolttfus and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria City.
Winners in the April 2 games were Hazen
Calhoon of England and Mike Duff of Anna Maria
City. Runners-up were Bob Hitchcock of Anna
Maria City and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
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here last weekend with his new one, "Sucker Bet."
Swain was kind enough to use a line of mine in his
new thriller. One of his characters is based on a mutual
Sarasota acquaintance, a woman who calls herself the
"queen of spoofs." I laughingly mentioned that I sorta
thought she smoked her breakfast and, sure enough, the
line is in "Sucker Bet."
He told a good story about himself, too. He worked
his way through college as a magician and, since a lot
of his magic act involved cards, he was pretty adept at
card handling.
Swain also made a few videos, the "this is how
magic works" kind of recordings that had modest sales.
He was in Vegas a few years ago and thought he'd
go into a casino to play a-few hands. He said he wasn't
even.20 feet inside the gambling emporium when a guy
in a suit appeared at his shoulder and greeted him by
name.
Flattered, Swain said hi.
"We've seen your videos," the guy said, showing
his identification, which indicated he was with casino
security. "They were pretty good, too."
Really flattered now, Swain thanked him.
"You'll have to leave now," the security guard told
the suddenly crestfallen Swain, who realized his fame
as a card handler had preceded him and would preclude
him from touching a chip in any casino in town.
Next weekend will see John Connolly and
Jonothan King with their new works, "The White
Road" and "A Visible Darkness," respectively, in town.
I just stumbled on Conrinolly a while back. The
Dublin native writes some of the darkest thrillers I've
ever run across. Not to spoil the story, but if you don't
like spiders, don't read his stuff.
King is a reporter with the South Florida Sun-Sen-
tinel and has a big buzz going with his two mystery
novels. His first, "The Blue Edge of Midnight," went
into something like its third printing less than a month
after it hit stores.
Enjoy there's lots of good reading out there
right now.

Sandscript factoid
Australian pine trees, as the name implies, are a
non-native plant. Although their featherlike needles
have framed thousands of sunset pictures over the years
since they were introduced to the area in the 1920s,
they are classed as an exotic nuisance plant by state
officials.
John Ringling, of circus and development fame, is
reputed to have brought the plants to the area to serve
as a windbreak, and early pictures of Longboat Key
show long rows of the trees along Gulf of Mexico
Drive.
Ironically, the trees have a very shallow root sys-
tem and, instead of protecting whatever is in the lee of
the tree, they have a tendency to topple over in high
winds.
And the falling pine needles blanket the ground
and stop any other native species of plants from grow-
ing.
They sure are pretty, though, and the wind blow-
ing through the branches makes a great, soothing
sound.


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Winners
Joseph Schneider, left, and Vickie Vaughn were the big winners with Capt. Mike
Heistand, center, at last week's Islander Fishing School. Schneider, visiting from
Rochester, N.Y., accepted a $50 cash prize for dad Ronald. Vickie won a day charter
with Capt. Mike. More than 30 people attended the school, which benefited the Anna
Maria Elementary School. Islander Photo: Melissa Williams


Captains galore
Capt. Thom Smith, left, Capt. Mike Heistand, Capt. Rick Gross, and Capt.
Larry McGuire offered expert fishing tips and advice during the Islander
Fishing School. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Good catch
Geoff Smith, 16,
from Grand
Rapids, Mich.,
caught this 34-
inch-long snook
while fishing
with Capt. Rick
Gross aboard
the charter boat
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and family were
visiting with
Andrew Hedges
Sof Holmes
Beach. The
catch made for
an exciting day
for the new
saltwater fisher.


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Working up beat: Herb Harris


Drummer-percussionist Herb Harris has quite a
resume. Among a long list of accomplishments, he
opened 30 Broadway shows in 14 years and at the
invitation of Leonard Bernstein spent 24 years with
the New York Philharmonic.
He contracted and coordinated the music for hun-
dreds of film and television recordings, served as mu-
sic administrator for Joseph Papp for 18 years, and
played with many of jazz music's greats throughout his
career.
Harris first travelled with vaudeville shows, then
played with jazz greats in Chicago, joined George
Olsen's big band for three years, served in the U.S.
Coast Guard, graduated from Juillard School of Music
in New York City then on to Broadway in Leonard
Bernstein's "On the Town." Whew. And that's just
some of his career highlights.
But he's not finished yet.
Harris is compelled to perform. Having left New
York behind this year, he's made the commitment to
living full-time on Key Royale and, like the driven
musician he is, he sought musical opportunities, first a
spot with the Anna Maria Island Community Orches-
tra and much like the jazz he loves a gig for what

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he envisions will be an ever-changing trio, inviting top
musician friends to sit in.
Wife Frances, formerly a professional ballet
dancer, beams over Herb's performance. And Herb
puts a lot into a performance. He's all over the drums,
the cymbals, the stands, drumming a beat with every
imaginable stick and tool at hand, even pounding it out
with his hands. The show, the sound it's not hard to
imagine you're in a top-notch jazz club in the big city.
"Herb was playing in his first Broadway show and
I was dancing in the same show, my first, and we met
and that was it," Frances said.
It's easy to see in her eyes, as she's watching him
drum, that she fell in love with Herb the musician -
and he hasn't disappointed.
Otherwise quiet, intellectual and introspective,
Harris offers no hint to the enthusiasm and dedication
he gives his art and after chatting with the trio and
realizing they don't rehearse, they just PLAY it's
nothing short of awesome.
We were for a short time taken to "Green
Dolphin Street" with the Herb Harris Trio.
For more information on Harris' performances or
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BEDROOM SET: Dresser with mirror, two
nightstands, king-sized headboard. $150. Four
lanai chairs, white PVC, $20 each. Call 778-3231.

WICKER CHAISE LOUNGE, white cushion; three-
section sofa, lotus flower slipcover. $175 each. Call
778-1589.

CRAFTSMAN 9-inch radial arm saw, 5-hp Nissan
motor, 26-inch man's bike. 778-4931.

DINING SET: Table with six chairs, black lacquer
china cabinet with mirror. $1,000. 778-3398.

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 Is-
lander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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


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

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

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


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

FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, April 19, 8am-4pm.
Lots of antiques, collectibles, glassware, books, an-
tique furniture, wicker, jewelry, shells, three office
desks and chairs, lamps, bric-a-brac and funky junk.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, next to Time Saver.

BIG YARD SALE: Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20,
until noon. Everything goes! Furniture, kitchen
stuff. 211 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY April 19, 8am-noon.
Clothes, tools, patio furniture, many treasures. 508
Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our se-
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ESTATE SALE FRIDAY, April 18, 9am-2pm. Set of
Chantilly sterling, mahogany twin-bed set, desk,
chest, dining set, buffet and tables, 1880s wash
stand, mirror, older bed set, sterling tray and bowl,
vacuum, Syracuse Pendelton china, Noritake,
kitchen and accessories. Sale by Julie McClure.
610 Emerald Lane, Key Royale, Holmes Beach


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

REWARD! LOST CELL phone. Lost on April 7 in
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reward if returned. Please call 720-0446.

FOUND: BICYCLE on Pine Avenue. Call 778-
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CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22
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1975 MGB, A-1 condition. $4,500 firm. Call 761-
1340.

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
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BOAT SLIPS FOR sale on Sarasota Bay in
Bradenton Beach. Located on Bay Drive South
between Third and Fourth Streets. Each slip from
$750,000. New spacious 2BR/2.5BA condos free
with purchase. Call Old Bridge Village, 778-0156 or
www.oldbridgevillage.com

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


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

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


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

CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Seventh-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
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NEED A BABY-SITTER? Or a pet sitter? Our
motto: Anytime, any place, any price! We love kids
and that's all that matters! Call one line and get
connected to six wonderful babysitters, 778-3295.

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


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

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

ANNA MARIA CHURCH seeks nursery attendant
for Sunday service. Minimum one-hour work guar-
anteed. Competitive compensation, plus travel.
Call 778-1638 days, or 761-0024 evenings.

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For all your real estate needs call
Erlene Fitzpatrick 224-6339
fLL Edda Rooney 720-1473
FLORIDR RE ILTY
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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.
All Florida Realty &Auction Co.
5008 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34209


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DINING ROOM SERVERS: apply Ooh La La! Eu-
ropean Bistro. Day and/or evenings. Fine dining
experience preferred. 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Ask for Chef Damon.

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

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 Hoime Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.

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


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

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


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, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 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.

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.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our secure
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tor.20 years experience. Island resident, area ref-
erences 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.

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. Pa-
triotic, nautical, fanciful themes. Stepping stones,
table tops, outdoor shower installations, flower
pots. See at 203 22nd St., Bradenton Beach. 779-
2212.

SELL it fast in The Islander.


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COLORFUL AND BEACHY 3BR/1.5BA, Lovely Key West-style home with private TERRACE TOWNHOUSE. Completed last
rental history. Your piece of paradise, dock and davits in desirable Anna Maria Is- year, this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA end-
$375,000. Call Suzanne Wilson at 962- land. $575,000. Call Mel Neely 809-5565. unit has large new pool, gazebo garden deck
0971 or Mel Neely 809-5565. with an oversized garage. Watch Gulf sun-
sets from on of three balconies. West of Gulf
Drive and very close to beach. Great rental
investment. $345,000. Call Barry Gould
778-3314.


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


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


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


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2501 Gulf Dr. Suite 101, Bradenton Beach


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

2BR/2BA Upper, end unit with greenbelt and wa-
ter view. $298,900.

Call 778-3377
After hours Sharon Annis 778-3730 or 713-9096


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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, jlave message.
TAXI qn the Islands $1.50 to get in, $1.5Q per
mile. ppne pf the extras you pay the guys "in
town." Serving all of Sarasota and Manatee coun-
ties as well as flat rates to most airports. Cheerful,
clean service 7am-3am, 7 days a week, including
holidays. Island Transportation, 779-2520.
HANDYMAN: Repairs, installations. Minor carpen-
try, plumbing, electrical. Painting, yard work, prun-
ing, fertilizing. Experienced, dependable. Reason-
able rates. Call Jim, 779-2022.
CONTEMPORARY CLEANING Meticulous to de-
tail. Professional, free estimates, reasonable rates.
Bonded and insured. Homes, apartments, offices.
Sherry Myers, mysheree@netzerp.com or call
795-1172.
EXPERIENCED COMPANION available. Errands,
appointments, light housekeeping, light cooking.
$8/hour. Jony, 792-6023.
MUSIC LESSONSI Flute, sa.qphpne, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Kpo Ray, 792-
0160.

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

MiORE C.AS.IFIERS equals more readers. Sell
It fast in the Islanderl www-islahnder.pro


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.
RAQ05Q52.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, 795-0887. MIA#0017550.
PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,
778-2711.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch,
clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. Call 779-0851 or cell 448-3857.

FINAL TOUCH compete lawn pare. 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,
pleanups. Island resident 25 years. Cal 87-1 915.


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








[Next to the Chamber in the Island Fitness Building]
BEST DUPLEX BUYI 3BR/
2BA Each Unit. Totally
refurbished. New tile, new
Appliances, solar-heated
S POOL.-438910c REDUCED
TO $379,000! Call Urula
Stemm @ 545-6426
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
S B Desirable 3BR/2BA
townhome turnkey furnished.
a 1 I; 6 Great rental history.
!li 1 Imm aculate, -$3-t -0 ,
Reduced $379,000. Call
Robin Kollar @713-4515

SIX-UNIT RESORT
Architectural design, almost
Gulffront, beautifully
refurbished. A must see for
the savvy investor/marketer.
Owner financing.
$1,650,000. Call Robin
Kollar @ 713-4515
ISARASOTA LOCATION,
S LOCATION Sought-after
Indian Beach (Ringling). Steps
to bay and million dollar
mansions. 2BR/2BA, tile roof,
garage, large lot.4'3e 6900.
Reduced $189,000 Call
Robin Kollar@ 713-4515
CUTE ISLAND HOME just
'-- ; steps to beach access. West
of Gulf Drive, 2BR/1 BA,
ll room for pool. $359,000.
Call Heather, 807-4661.


SEE OUR SALES & RENTALS
at Gulfbayrealty.com


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

FREE SNOW REMOVAL! And when it's not snow-
ing, I specialize in installing shell and rock yards,
driveways and walkways. Rip-rap, sand and mulch
also delivered and spread. Please call David
Bannigan at 794-6971 or cell at 504-7045.
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, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. 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 9Q526!1.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 85-year Island resident. Call Jim Biackl at
778-1739.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. 6 r o oifv-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RFQ038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
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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. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGCO61519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. 720-0794.

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

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

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 Dry-
wall, repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom
shower stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets,
tile. Unique Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 cell.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR0066450.WINDOW
SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime
warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home con-
sultation. Island references, 15 years experience.
778-3526 or 730-0516.


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

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

SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Es-
tate 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.

PROPERTY OWNERS! I have more
inquiries for vacation rentals than I can
fill! Let me put your property on my
web site for FREE and work with you
in maximizing your rental investment.
Sue Carlson
Anna Maria Islgand





Vacation Rentals & Personalized Property Management!
413 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 941.779.0733
www. annamariaparadise.com


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, refrig-
erator, 1BR/1 BA, $650. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
778-7500.

ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT Furnished 2BR/
2BA with large glass-enclosed living area with fire-
place. Recently remodeled with everything new.
Incredible view. 871 North Shore Drive. $3,500/
month. 778-3645.

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

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

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.


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


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E-Mail: ami@wagnerrealty.com Web site: Wagnerrealty.com


ON THE GRAND CANAL Big view GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE UNIQUE WATERFRONT DUPLEX
& great boating from this 3BR/2BA Fabulous Gulfviews from this well Canal frontage & water views. 3BR/
pool home in Holmes Beach. Cor- maintained fully furnished 2BR/ 3BA with 2,400 sq.ft. and bay
pletely updated & ready to move 2.5BAtownhomeonAnna Maria Is- views, 2BR/3BA with 1,700 sq.ft.
into. Sailboat water & boat dock w/ land. Excellent second home or in- and partial Gulfviews. Each has
lift. Jane Tinsworth, 761-3100. vestment property. Dave Moynihan, two-car garage. Short walk to
#88119. $549,950. 778-2246. #87065. $359,500. beach. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
#91438. $839,000

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


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Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
i.O j Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
1- Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

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


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


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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.
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.

BAY VIEW: across from Gulf. 2BR/1BA, upgraded,
furnished. Seasonally, $1,100/month, plus tax. An-
nually, $650/month. Non smoking, no pets please.
55-plus. 545-8923.
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 1 BR/1 BA furnished apartment on ca-
nal. Phone, washer/dryer, very private yard with
pond. Available this April to December and next
March and April. 778-5405.

DUPLEX BRADENTON BEACH large 2BR/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 1 BR/1 BA with full kitchen.
Walk to beach or downtown Holmes Beach. Small
pet OK. Available April 1, $500/weekly or $300 for
three nights. Call 778-0554.

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.
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.
RENTALS RENT when you advertise in The Islander.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach, $650/
month, unfurnished. Call Smith Realtors, 788-0770.
DUPLEX: 210 82nd St., Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA
and 2BR/1BA, furnished, annual or seasonal. Two
blocks to Gulf. Available May 1. 778-2891.


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.

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.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex apartment. Ex-
cellent condition, 2BR/1 BA, 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
(813) 244-4944.
2104 AVENUE B. #B, 1BR/1BA duplex, unfur-
nished, available now, no pets, quiet area, $600/
month. 3012 Gulf Drive, 1BR/1BA duplex, small pet
OK, available May 1, $500. Call SunCoast Real
Estate, 779-0202.
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.
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.

ON THE BEACH 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis, el-
evator, nicely furnished, fully-equipped kitchen,
washer/dryer. Available season 2004. $2,900/
month. Call owner, 778-3231.

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around golf and tennis courts (clay courts). Sea-
sonal, annual. Call 545-3097.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, newly renovated with
washer/dryer. Will rent furnished or unfurnished.
One block to beach in Holmes Beach. Pet consid-
ered. $975/month, includes electricity, water, cable,
phone. 779-1084.

CENTRAL HOLMES BEACH furnished, utilities,
four rooms. No pets, two adults. June 1 to Dec. 31,
2003. $250/week, $800/month. Call 778-2651.
LONGBOAT KEY 2BR/2BA house, furnished or
partially furnished. Small pet OK. Six months plus,
$1,400/month. Call 383-4907.
NEED EXTRA STORAGE space? For convenient on-
Island storage, call Anna Maria Storage. 779-0820.

GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA, Bridgeport. Annual rental,
$1,200/monrth, unfurnished. Call IiVest Property,
758-9800.
STORAGE/GARAGE/WORKSHOP, call 778-2694.
2BR/2BA AND 2BR/1BA, one-and-a-half blocks to
Gulf. Holmes Beach, furnished, washer/dryer. An-
nual, seasonal or monthly. Available April 18, 2003.
778-2891.
SEASONAL 2003-04. Immaculate 2BR/2BA
ground-level home, 150 steps to Gulf. Prefer non
smokers and no pets. Call (813) 961-6992.
1 BR/1 BA stove and refrigerator, clean, ocean view,
on Gulf Drive. $700/month plus utilities. Call 778-
4941 or (813) 659-0370.
EASTER SPECIALL Anra-mivarin Island, steps to
beach.-l'e-' 6 f,--lly furnished, cable, telephone,
jAcderi. Call 778-1098.
/ HOLMES BEACH: Nice 2BR/1BA, walk-in closets,
remodeled, all tile, dishwasher, washer/dryer, shady
yard, quiet, boat dock. Trash, water and lawn ser-
Sice paid. Available May 1. $900/month annually.
Call 704-4244.
TWO BEACH COTTAGES one furnished. 1BR
each, great views of Gulf of Mexico. 55-plus. Non
smibking, no pets. Call 779-0141.
FURNI8HEb RENTALS Off season. 2BR/2BA,
-Parkway VillaS, 55-plus, $575/month; 3BR/2BA
northWest Bradenton home, $1,000/month; 2BR/
1BA Longboat Key home, $1,500/month; 2BR/2BA
Perico Bay villa, $1,200/rmonth. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.RENTALS Continued

COOL, NEW three-story beach house to share.
Across from Gulf. $500/month. Call Cybil, 778-1411,
extension 0. Great space, great robmies.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA duplex,
ground floor, tiled, one block to beach, $495/month
for six-month lease or $595/month annually. Call
342-9456 or (239) 410-4466 cell.


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screened lanai and deck. Small pet OK. $995/
month. Call 302-0779.


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

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty park-
ing spaces, contemporary design, great visibility.
$14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-
5514, or call 809-4253.
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.
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WATER VIEW, POOL VIEW, tennis courts?! 2BR/
2BA totally renovated. Granite, marble, new tex-
tured ceilings, tile throughout. Even get a bonus of-
fice space. West Bay Cove South. 737-1121 or
(800) 977-0803 or 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.

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.
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


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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..

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.


KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT home: 611 Dundee
Lane, open house Saturday, April 19, 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.
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.
KEY ROYALE: Spacious 3BR/3BA fully updated!
Laundry room, screened lanai, boat dock. $625,000.
779-2022. 620 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.
BAYFRONT 2001 MODEL, custom 3BR/2BA home,
large deck overlooking water, boat docks and more.
Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 55-plus. $245,000. Call
778-7197.


RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA bayside, 1801 Gulf
Drive N. Remodeled, first floor, close to beach with
beach access. $339,500. Call 761-4537.
NW BRADENTON LOT just a few blocks from river.
100 by 135 feet. $69,000. Yvonne Higgins, P.A.,
Re/Max Gulfstream, 518-9003.
2BR/2BA LAKEFRONT in Meadowcroft. All new
appliances and air conditioning, plus hot water
heater. Snoozers are losers. Call Bill 518-9300
days, or 795-5100 evenings.
OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY, 1-4pm. Perico Bay
Club, 516 Sanderling Circle. Beautifully updated
villa, 2BR/2BA, garage, wonderfully private wooded
nature setting. Gated security. $244,900. Chard
Winheim, Coldwell Banker, 713-6743.


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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.
* 725 Estuary 2BR/2BA, many extras.
$219,000.
* 516 Sanderling Circle 2BR/2BA
villa, new wood floors, updated. $245,900.


CONTRACT PENDING
* 1243 Spoonbill Landings Lakefront,
treed courtyard, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage.
$244,500.
* 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, ex-
tended living room, much storage. $314,000.


Call to see all listings today!

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(941) 778-6066
Home 792-8477


PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT


This custom-built home on the north end of Anna Maria is nestled away
on an extra large lot in a park-like setting. The 44-foot screened porch
brings the lush tropical paradise inside. Large master suite, complete
with 10-by-10 foot bathroom with garden tub. Soaring 22-foot ceilings
in greatroom with beautiful tongue-and-groove cedar. Lock yourself
away from the world in this very special place complete with peeks of
the Gulf and just.steps to the beach. Offered at $849,000.

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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.
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2317 Gulf Drive, Bradenton.
Beach. Triplex with great
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& Captain Jeff Braaten

778-0176


TOTALLY REDONE HOME ON KEY ROYALE -
Canalfront, pool, 2,300 sq.ft. home with 3BR/3BA!
New windows, roof, kitchen; tile, crown moulding,
paver brick drive. $699,900.


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


$489,900 TIP OF THE ISLAND Only one block to the
beach, this home welcomes you! Light, airy and
immaculate, open floor plan, large wood deck, morning
room, two-car garage!
CANALFRONT LOT Located on Key Royale in North
Pointe Harbour, the canalfront lot features a new seawall
and cap. Close to community pool and tennis. $390,000.

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5400 Condo 1 or 2BR, ceramic tile, heated pool, washer/
dryer, unique paved deck/chairs "on the beach." $244,500.
Tampa Bayfront 2BR/2BA, 2,506 sq. ft.. two
greatrooms, two lots. View of pristine islands and
Skyway bridge. $1,900,000..
5400 Condo Gulfview, ground floor, 2BR/2BA, some
updates, washer/dryer, priced to sell at $490,000.
SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTAL
KEY ROYALE Large 2/2, pool, spa, boat dock/lift.
MARTINIQUE Gulffront 2/2, pool, tennis, elevators.
5400 Gulffront complex, 1 and 2BRs, pool.
BEACHFRONT 3/2 home, tastefully furnished.
BEACH TOWNHOUSE 2/2, pool, across from beach.
CANAL FRONT 2/2 Condo, pool, near island.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOS Waterfront.
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SPECTACULAR GULF VIEWS!
One house from the beach. Custom-built home by
Whitehead. 3BR, plus den, 3BA, gourmet kitchen,
separate dining room, deck, patio and two-car ga-
rage. Walls of windows to enjoy the sunsets.
$1,295,000.


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.
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.


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

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lanai and caged, heated pool area
that extends the living space to
2,200 sq.ft. under roof. Split plan
with newly updated kitchen, appli-
ances and master bath. Hoist with
wrap around dock and private
backyard. Must see! $549,000.
MLS#91879.

WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
510 72nd St.................... $559,000
510 Key Royale Dr............. $399,900
510 68th St................... $489,000
524 71st St................. $1,490,000
8401 Marina Dr ............ $699,000
4212 Redfish Ct. LOT ..... $575,000
307 Iris ......................... $495,000
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
606 Dundee Ln. .............. $549,000


ISLAND HOMES.
CONDOS & LOTS
233 85th St ................ $339,000
4915 Gulf Dr .............. $1,715,000
Beachwalk Townhomes II up to. $569,000
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. $479,000
3706 Gulf Dr. ................ $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
1243 Spoonbill Landings Cr...... $244,500
2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $324,000
Mirror Lake #3401 ................. $87,000
9905 E. Spoonbill Rd........... $675,000
11336 Perico Isles Cr.............. $339,900
517 Lakeside Dr ................... $118,800
1259 Spoonbill Landings Cr. ... $314,900
864 Audobon Dr..................... $205,000


Sto b and use our ta n


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PEOPLE WITH UNLISTED NUMBERS | Wl Sr 14 11 112 3 14 151
By Joe Dipietro / Edited by Will Shortz isI 1--1 !:: 19--t1- 19-1 21 1- - -


Across
1 Similarly
overweight
6 General Mills
cereal
11 Protected the king,
in a way
18 Reagan-appointed
justice
20 "Now that's sexy!"
21 Clothes holder
22 Predilections
23 John
Denver
25 Paolo Veronese's
field
26 Be responsible for
28 Cool, in slang
30 "Friends" character
31 Actor Robert
of 'The Sopranos"
32 Ancient city with
remains near Aleppo
33 Like ideal teeth
35 Blockhead
37 Cartoon canine
38 Brilliant
40 Period ending Jan. 6
41 Iron
42 And the following: Lat.
44 Rich
Little
48 Dark period for France
50 Beach-going mil. craft
51 Small herd of seals
53 Girlfriends, in
Guatemala
56 Gave up, in a way
61 Certain party attire
65 Tori
Spelling
69 October's stone
70 Erode
71 Noted choreographer of
Baryshnikov
72 Wine characteristic


73 Patty
Duke
77 They lack cutting
edges
78 People sometimes go
to them
80 matter"
81 Run out of juice
83 Tube inits.
84 Paltry
85 Mountain sight
88 Beau
Bridges
98 Minimal order
99 Western state, slangily
100 Oft-repeated Beatles
refrain
102" no-o-o...
103 Tube inits.
104 "Three's Company"
roommate
106 Winged
107 Catherine who was a
queen
108 Rebel" (Crystals
song)
110 Be precarious, maybe
111 With 1-Down, famed
dancer
112 NE Italian city
113 Christian
Slater
117 1955 Horse of the
Year
119 Sainted 13th-century
philosopher
120 Mire
121 Until the due date
122 Musical equipment
123 Initiate
124 Valuable deposits


Down
See 111-Across
Red
Buttons


4 Take in, in a way
5 20-20, e.g.
6 Nickname of N.F.L.
legend Ed Jones
7 Mishmash
8 India's_ Chess
Academy
9 Hebrew alphabet
starter
10 Plaster base
11 Base hit?
12 Financial speculator,
for short
13 Hurt a little
14 Wizard visitor
15 Waits patiently
16 Disappearing act?
17 Like one side of an
aisle: Abbr.
19 Plus
20 Premiere of 1887
27 Writer who's always
seeing things?
29 Yours, to Yvette
33 Carpi
34 Cause for a correction
36 Relative of "hmmm"
38 Play catcher, say
39 Ready
43 Overwhelmed
45 Utmost
46 Small fry
49 1970's-80's court star
Dan
52 In one's heart of
hearts
53 Hot-climate building
material
54 Finish a task com-


pletely
Fatuous
Glove material
Squiggles and such
Earthy pigment
Masques, e.g.
Certain estate owner


62 Blunders
63 Insurance fraud ploy,
perhaps
64 Kind of shooter
66 In good health
68 Suit part
71 Hot
74 Fertility goddess
75 Citrus-damaging
insect
76 Like the dragon
Fafnir
79 Part in the shining?
82 Make a permanent
impression
-:84 Music genre
85 Mix of movies


86 Not openly
87 Earnings
89 Like some seals
90 'That's !"
91 Drops a bomb?
92 How business execu-
tives are often posed
93 Track competitors
95 Chagrined
96 Foster
Brooks
101 Gen. Scowcroft
104 "Hannah and
Her Sisters" Oscar winner
105 Pry
107 Sauce with olive oil


109 Hurly-burly
111 Really out
there
113 Oomph
114 Charles G.
Finney's 'The
Circus of Dr.
116 pro nobis
118 Juno rival

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