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


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Islander


Theater review, page 12


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 27


May 14, 2003 FREE


Parking



solution:



no solution

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If successive Anna Maria city administrations
since at least 1977 have failed to find any solution to
the city's parking woes, what's a few more weeks of
waiting?
Anna Maria city commissioners were prepared to
vote for either resident-only parking or permit parking
for residents and non-residents at their May 8 special
meeting.
But an expected traffic study from Baskerville-
Donovan, the city's engineering firm, won't be ready
for another two or three weeks, said Mark Mueller of
that company, and a draft parking ordinance from City
Attorney Jim Dye for commission study, with separate
sections for either permit or resident-only parking, was
just delivered to city hall earlier that day.
Tough to make a decision without any documents,
suggested Commissioner Tom Aposporos.
"In order to give any of the options a useful hear-
ing, shouldn't we schedule a meeting when we have
everything in front of us?" he asked.
Commissioners agreed and the meeting will be
continued, probably to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28,
although no vote was taken.
The commission quashed an alternate-street parking
option by Mayor SueLynn that would have allowed pub-
lic parking on some beach access roads every other month.
Acting Mayor John Quam said the alternate-street
plan was the best compromise proposal he's seen that
would accommodate all the various factions involved
in any Anna Maria parking solution.
"And it adheres to our visioning statement that we
are a quiet, friendly community," he said.
Quam claimed that permit parking would just push
non-permitted vehicles into business parking lots such
as the Sandbar restaurant or to city hall.
Aposporos argued that the plan should at least be
considered as an option in the traffic engineer's study,
and a number of city residents spoke in favor of alter-
PLEASE SEE PARKING, PAGE 4


Here it is!
Here is the hero, or one of them, of the fox tales on
Anna Maria Island. Foxes singly and in pairs have
been sighted by a number of residents, but this is the
first known photograph. It was taken by Robin
McCormick near her home at Gulf Drive and Palm
Avenue in Anna Maria.


Tortuga Inn


sale biggest in


Island history
By Paul Roat
The most expensive property transaction in Island
history was made Monday as David Teitelbaum pur-
chased the 2.7-acre Tortuga Inn in Bradenton Beach for
$6.5 million.
The 55-unit resort is at 1325 Gulf Drive. It will be
maintained as a hotel, Teitelbaum said, and will be
managed by ResortQuest, which manages more than
19,000 vacation rentals in 45 locations in the United
States and Canada.
"We made the decision to acquire the hotel after
the land-use approval was granted last month from the
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Commission,"
Teitelbaum said. That land-use change expanded the
resort by 13 units and allowed the rooms to be remod-
PLEASE SEE TORTUGA, PAGE 4


'A Capital
Affaire'
for Island
Center
Anna Maria
Island Commu-
nity Center
Executive
Director
Pierrette Kelly,
Development
Director Scott
Dell and
"Affaire"
chairperson
Trudy Moon
beamed over
contributions,
attendance and
the delight of
their guests at
the annual
"Affaire to
Remember,"
which raised
more than
$286,000 in
donations,
ticket and
auction sales.
More inside ....
Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson


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Happenings

Friday happening
Bradenton Beach invites you to visit city fa-
cilities and Tingley Memorial Library Friday, with
tours and refreshments served from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m., in celebration of the city's 50th anniver-
sary of incorporation.
The Golden Jubilee month also includes a
dinner Wednesday, May 21, and Bridge Street
1950s party Saturday, May 24.

Saturday golf fun, fundraiser
A "cannon start" at 1 p.m. Saturday will
blast, er signal, the start of the Anna Maria Island
Privateers' ninth annual Whitey Horton Memorial
Golf Tournament.
It will be at the Palma Sola Golf Course,
3807 75th St. W., Bradenton, with golfers wel-
come to register at the course from 11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per golfer, which also
covers drinks on the course and the awards din-
ner after the competition.
More inside ...


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Rivolta plan
This artist's rendering
depicts the proposed
second-generation
Albion Inn from the
bay. The existing large
building was deleted for
the sake of clarity in
rendering the new
construction; it will be
part of the proposed
boatel. Building at left
will house the care-
taker, and all three plus
another will have
rooms 20 in all.


Cortez to hear new plan for former Sigma site


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The long-awaited revised and re-revised plan for
the ultimate use of the old Sigma fish-house property
will be presented to Cortez villagers May 21, and a
rugged fight seems inevitable.
Piero Rivolta and son Renzo, who has managed
Cortez matters for the Rivolta Group since it bought
Sigma in 1999, will tell Cortezians of their proposal.
And Cortez will make its reactions known. The meet-
ing will be at 7 p.m. in the old fire house/community
center, 4517 123rd St. Ct. W.
The proposal calls for 20 rooms in buildings patterned
after the old Albion Inn, the abandoned waterfront hotel
displaced by the U.S. Coast Guard station. Also in the
project would be a restaurant in an existing building at the
head of the newly dredged yacht basin and its 35-slip
marina.
The existing building, which now houses offices
and the woodworking shop of Rivolta's boat-building


operation, now relocated, would have three rooms on
the second floor.
A new building would contain three townhouses,
which would be sold. All parking would be at ground
level under the buildings.
All of the buildings have been designed in the Albion
Inn style by architect Linda Stevenson of Bradenton,
Renzo Rivolta said. She was closely involved in the
Cortez Vision Plan last year, and Rivolta said his plans
conform to Vision Plan requirements.
Maybe so, maybe no, said longtime Cortez activ-
ist Mary Fulford Green. Concerned by a lawsuit filed
several years ago against many persons and officials
who spoke out against a boat-storage development in
Bradenton Beach, she said she and others will re-
serve comment until the proposal gets to an official
body, such as the Manatee County Historical Pres-
ervation Board or the planning commission.
Also reserved in his reception of the project was
Blue Fulford, for decades an influential civic leader in


Cortez and president of the Florida Institute of Saltwa-
ter Heritage.
He did say that "it's worse than the original one.
That one had eight units, this one wants 20. I don't
think it will fly."
But the program is to use the three-acre property
the Rivolta Group bought four years ago in a way that
is compatible with both "old Cortez" of the past cen-
tury and more and the current version, said Renzo.
"We'll bring back old Cortez, adapted to today's liv-
ing," he said. "People can only live aboard their boats in
any one place for four days. Here, they can tie up and stay
as long as they like in one of the boatel's units. And of
course shop and dine in Cortez, book fishing trips and the
like. We'll provide jobs for people in the village, just
like the old Albion Inn did."
Piero Rivolta said he has more than $1.5 million in
the property now, counting the dredging and the
architect's fees and refurbishing the existing building.
That also includes the $750,000 purchase price.


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can be ordered now! Forms are available at the theater or
at The Islander newspaper. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
$125 for one seat/one name. $150 for one seat/two names.
Your name on our seats, either for yourself, your business,
a friend or as a memorial, helps Island Players theater fund
the ongoing improvements at your community theater.
Theater: corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Box office information: 778-5755


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The Martinique condominiums in Holmes Beach were the first, and only, high-rise buildings on Anna Maria
Island. The project sparked an outcry in the 1970s that led to height restrictions. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy



High anxiety over high rises


By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Islanders are raising the roof.
Holmes Beach recently granted height variances
allowing owners to build roofs an additional 5 feet
higher than the city's limit.
Now Anna Maria city property owners want vari-
ances to raise roof limits.
And will Bradenton Beach also approve increasing
height limits?
Not if Bradenton Beach resident Mike Norman has
his way. Norman is adamantly opposed to any increase
in building height. "These monstrous structures block
out the sun and the Gulf view," Norman said. "Stick to
the rules we have."
Two variances approved by the Holmes Beach
Board of Adjustment were to property owners wishing
for higher ceilings in their homes. Both homes will be
5 feet higher than the city's limit. Presently the city's
ordinance permits homes to be constructed no higher
than 36 feet. But, according to Holmes Beach Assistant
Superintendent of Public Works Bill Saunders, prop-
erty owners wish to create pitched roofs, which
Saunders said are less susceptible to storm damage than
flat roofs.
Holmes Beach commissioners are seeking legal
help to decide what guidelines to draw up for the inevi-
table future applicants, seeking approval to build higher
than the city's present height limit.
James and Jeanette DePorre want Anna Maria to
allow them to build a home higher than current city
code allows. The DePorres want their dream home to
have a pitched roof not a flat roof. When they asked
the city to raise the legal limit from 37 feet above the
crown of the road, as the code requires in Anna Maria,
commissioners balked and decided to refer the case for
further study.
Newly elected Commissioner Duke Miller was
appointed to research the restrictions and report back
to the commission.
"I would prefer we not make any changes to the
city's code," Miller said. "But if we decide to make a
change, I would be in favor of adopting a code discour-
aging flat roofs."
Bradenton Beach Building Official Bob Welch
said he has not received any request for a variance from
that city's 34-foot roof limit.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Anna
O'Brien was the only challenger in the county to.up-


set an incumbent in the 2002 election, winning on a
platform to contain the Island's explosive develop-
ment. Now she is on a mission to make it more diffi-
cult to alter the Island's ambiance by putting a higher
bar for amending the comprehensive plan, the bible of
city development.
"By placing building-height restrictions in the city
charter, it takes the issue out of the realm of political
and financial influence, and makes it extremely diffi-
cult to override," O"Brien said. "Charter amendments
must be approved by the voters. And that's how it
should be."
Shadowing the height debate is the 1971 construc-
tion of the Martinique in Holmes Beach. When the six-
story condominium was completed, Island residents
were furious over its size and height, and vowed never
again would a structure of such magnitude be built.
Islanders pointed southward to Longboat Key and
Siesta Key, barrier islands encased in concrete and
crowned with towering high rises, and took action to
limit heights on Anna Maria Island.
All three Island cities enacted strict building-height
restrictions in an attempt to preserve the remaining
pristine beachfront views.

Help! Our Island is moving
Anna Maria Island moves with the ebb and flow of
the mainland it protects. Thousands of years ago this
sandbar was miles westward of its present location,
moving with the erosion and collection of soil, now
called Manatee County.
Homeowners on this precarious sand pile must
obey mandates from governments to protect property
owners from flooding and hurricane damage.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
mandates all structures on the coast be built 14 feet
above sea level. The State of Florida dictates how high
off the ground a structure must be constructed. The
state defines the elevation standards of habitable struc-
tures built seaward of a coastal construction control
line, specifying the area of the beach-dune system ex-
pected to suffer severe fluctuations from a 100-year-
storm.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion determines the required height above sea level of
the first floor of a house using range monuments that
register the undulating topography of the Island.
On the Gulf, in Manatee County, there are 37


THE ISLANDER E MAY 14, 2003 E PAGE 3


Meetings

Anna Maria City
May 17, 1 p.m., special city commission meeting on
wireless communication.
May 20, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
May 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting on wireless
ordinance.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., special city commission work
session on growth management.
May 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, request to release library interest, re-
view of polices and procedures regarding special event
applications, Norman Family donation discussion,
Islandwide blood drive banner request, support of let-
ter on behalf of Cortez schoolhouse, discussion of pro-
fessional services billing procedures regarding plan-
ning department, consent agenda, and commission re-
ports.
May 23, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
May 15, 10 a.m., code enforcement meeting.
May 15, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
May 14, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Management Cen-
ter meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
May 19, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.
May 21, 1 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Anna Maria City Hall.



Kane writes

for Islander

Joe Kane has joined The Islander staff, re-
porting on Holmes Beach government. A Cortez
resident, Kane will also cover happenings in the
village.
Kane has written for several Island newspa-
pers, and in 1992 was publisher of The Island
Free Press. Since migrating from Chicago to
Florida 30 years ago, Kane has been a state so-
cial worker and teacher of troubled teens. He
founded Adopt-A-Family-For-Christmas in
1982, and co-founded All Island Denominations,
an ecumenical outreach program for all Island
churches.
Kane says his proudest achievement is his
son, Joshua, 27.



monuments laced down the coastline indicating the
conservative impact of a 100-year-storm at each spe-
cific spot. These monument elevations range from 18.2
to 20 feet.
If a homeowner feels an extra foot or so might
help, upon request, the DEP will determine a site-spe-
cific 100-yc ir-storm elevation for the applicant's pro-
posed structure. Site-specific elevations average a foot
or so lower than the range markers.
Florida building codes permit no variances for
structures built seaward of the CCCL.
So, if anyone wants to build a home with more
space, as in higher ceilings, for instance, the only av-
enue of relief is through a variance from local munici-
palities.
Opponents of granting variances and maintaining
present restrictions don't want a wall along their
beachfront. They long to avoid the "developed" look so
common in many Florida barrier- island communities.
Proponents of granting height variances, some who
have paid more than $1 million dollars for their 50-
foot-wide lot, want to build the largest possible struc-
ture so as to maximize the value of their investment.
Is this Islandwide debate over building height lim-
its a metaphor for the struggle for the vision over the
fate of our sandbar?





PAGE 4 E MAY 14, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Island tourism saved by late Easter, higher room rates


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Traffic no longer backs up along Gulf Drive every
afternoon at the Cortez Road intersection.
Parking lots have a lot more empty spaces, and the
vacancy signs for rental properties are springing up like
daisies on turf grass.
The winter tourist season on the Island is over, and
a somewhat slow start for Island businesses was
buoyed by solid April business.
Easter came late in the season, falling on April 20,
and that was good news for many Island accommoda-
tions and restaurants. In years when Easter falls in
March, it often signals an early northward migration of
Florida's "snowbirds."
This year, however, visitors to Anna Maria Island
stayed later than usual and many remained on the Is-
land until May.
But it was a slow start to the winter season, con-
ceded Susan Estler of the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau, and tourism countywide is down
5.3 percent compared with last year at this same time.
"Luckily, Easter came in late April this year and
many member properties reported that people stayed
over until the end of the month," she said.
A few properties, however, reported April was "a
little slow," Estler said.
Occupancy at all Manatee County properties was
just 66.9 percent for April 2003, Estler said, a drop of
7.1 percent from April 2002.
"But I expect Island and Longboat Key occupancy
levels were higher" than the rest of the county, she said.
"They usually are."
That sentiment was echoed by Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Ann


Island, Longboat

Key are area

tourism leaders
According to the CVB's 2001 Annual Re-
port, Anna Maria Island has 22 percent of the
total rental accommodations in Manatee County,
but generates nearly 40 percent of the tourism
tax.
Combined with accommodations within
Manatee County on Longboat Key, the two areas
have 40 percent of the room accommodations
and contribute about 75 percent of the tourism
accommodation tax collected.
The tax is used to fund the CVB, including
a number of its projects, such as the Crosley
Mansion, McKechnie Field improvements, the
convention center in Palmetto and beach
renourishment.

Brockman.
"We had a lot of members report April was very
good, especially toward the end of the month," said
Brockman. "And many members were completely full
at Easter and many visitors stayed to the end of the
month.
."The late Easter helped, along with an end to the
Iraq War," she said. "We're always at higher occupancy
than the mainland because we have the beaches."
Judy Giovanelli at the Sand Pebble Apartments said
her property was filled over the Easter weekend, but


David Teitelbaum has purchased the Tortuga Inn in Bradenton Beach.


that's normal.
What wasn't normal was that many visitors stayed
to the end of the month and the first 10 days of May
have been "extremely busy.
"That's pretty good for this time of year," she said.
"May is traditionally a slow month, but this year,
it seems the Island is busy, at least we are," Giovanelli
added.
At the EconoLodge Resort, manager Marge Moran
reported good occupancy levels for Easter, but ob-
served that previous Easter holidays have been better.
"We had a good Easter. We would have liked it a
little better, but it wasn't bad," she said.
The resort has been full the past few weekends,
however, and Moran has noted an increase in the num-
ber of guests from Florida as northern visitors depart.
Whatever slight drop in visitors the Island felt in
April didn't seem to show up at Island restaurants.
"April was awesome," said Ed Chiles, owner of the
Sandbar in Anna Maria, the Beach House in Bradenton
Beach and the Mar Vista on Longboat Key.
"The late Easter helped, but we were extremely
busy the week after Easter, and that was unusual. So
far, May has been very good also," said Chiles.
Damon Presswood of the Ooh La La! Bistro in
Holmes Beach was also impressed by Easter business.
"We were full every night," said Presswood. "It
seems many winter visitors were still here and we've
also had many Island residents who came in to dine
during Easter and after. It's been a good season, at least
as good as last year's."
Indeed, said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam
Special.
PLEASE SEE TOURIST, NEXT PAGE



Tortuga sold for $6.5 million
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
eled so that all would include kitchen facilities.
"The use of the property will continue to be as a
hotel," Teitelbaum told The Islander.
Teitelbaum was enthusiastic about ResortQuest
taking over management of the property. There are four
levels of property ranking that the management com-
pany utilizes, he said, ranging from platinum to gold,
silver and bronze. "Our property is classified as
'gold,'" Teitelbaum said.
"ResortQuest promises to deliver the highest level
of customer service," said Larry Starr, President of
ResortQuest Southwest Florida. "We are proud and
honored to be selected as the operator of this beautiful
resort property."
The Tortuga Inn, formerly the Catalina Inn, is a
Gulf-to-Bay resort featuring a beach, boat dock and
swimming pools.
The Catalina resort was owned and operated by
former Mayor Katie Pierola and husband Gil for many
years.
Teitelbaum is the owner/developer of Old Bridge
Village south of Bridge Street on the bayfront in
Bradenton Beach.


Parking solution elusive
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
nate-street parking.
But it was to no avail.
Commissioner Duke Miller said it's not fair to all
the residents of the city, but places the burden of pub-
lic parking on the residents who live on beach access
roads.
There will be 50 percent relief, but 100 percent of
the burden will still be on those residents, he claimed.
The city, noted Miller, must begin planning now
for the future stresses on public parking that the 60,000
new homes in Lakewood Ranch planned for the next
10 years will have on Anna Maria.
Commissioners Chuck Webb and Linda Cramer
were also against alternate-street parking as an option.
Sandbar restaurant owner Ed Chiles said it sounded
to him like some commissioners wanted to "stack the
deck for permit parking."
Either permit or resident-only parking will "shift
the burden to not just the Sandbar but other locations,"
such as the Island's End restaurant or the parking lot at
city hall, which is always full on weekends and holi-
days, he said.


Parking players

It's getting difficult to identify all the players
in the Anna Maria parking game without a
scorecard.
1. Residents at the south end of Bay Boulevard
want a turnaround and enforcement of no parking
on the right of way in their area.
2. Residents on Fern Street want the city to
eliminate parking on the right of way in their area.
3. Residents across from Bayfront Park want
the city to eliminate parking in front of their homes
and fix up the parking lot at the park with clearly
identifiable spaces.
4. Business owners want more public parking
and most are opposed to permit or resident-only
parking.
5. Residents on beach access streets don't
want any public parking on their streets.
6. Some residents living near the Anna Maria
Island Community Center want no parking in front


need scorecard

of their homes, but pledge support for the Center.
7. Residents along North Shore Drive and
some adjacent sides streets already have "No Park-
ing" signs, but many of these signs, if not all, were
never established by ordinance. Previous city ad-
ministrations reportedly just handed out the "No
Parking" signs to the loudest complainer.
8. Some residents living on streets in the city's
interior want the city to have parking on beach-
access roads for residents only.
9. Some residents living on streets in the city's
interior want parking on beach access roads for ev-
eryone.
10. Some residents support permit parking,
others do not.
11. Some residents support resident-only park-
ing, others do not.
12. Some residents want compromise on the
issue, others are totally against any compromise.


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THE ISLANDER E MAY 14, 2003 E PAGE 5


More turtles make homes on Anna Maria Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Warming Gulf water and two more loggerhead nests
over the weekend are raising sea turtle preservationists'
hopes for a good turtle year for Anna Maria Island.
A good year would be 200-plus adult female turtles
planting eggs in the sand to incubate for a couple of
months on the Island's beaches. Three have done so up
until now.
It may well be a forlorn hope, Turtle Watch veter-
ans admit there were only 93 nests here in 2002, a
steady falloff from 168 in 2001 and 207 in 2000. But
turtle propagation is fickle, Turtle Watch chief Suzi
Fox has said, and hope springs as usual.
She and her fellow Turtle Watchers had to relocate
one of the new nests because it was dangerously close
to the water. They moved the eggs and replanted them
higher on the beach, nearer the dune. A flooded nest
usually means no hope for hatching since turtle eggs
are water permeable, resulting in drowned hatchlings.
The other new nest is on Coquina Beach, but that
one too was troublesome. Tracks show the mother log-
gerhead was stymied by a trash receptacle on the beach,
and she had to work her way around it to get to the spot
she chose for her hatchlings' nest.
Manatee County is to move the offending trash can
this week under Fox's watchful eye.
Another problem for turtles will be handled by the
county escarpments created by high water washing
out sand and leaving small cliffs that frustrate turtle
progress. One escarpment is in Anna Maria, the other
in Bradenton Beach.
As for the sea turtle population hereabouts, Fox
said she continues to get reports from watermen of the
big loggerheads basking in the near offshore, waiting
-for instinct to tell them it's time.
Conditions are very good for turtle season, Fox
said. The Gulf water is warm, the sand is warm enough
now to incubate eggs, and the weather is just right for
nesting. A turtle digs a couple of feet down in the sand,
deposits 100 or so eggs the size of golf balls, covers
them and lets the sun and sand do the work.


Trash crash
A mother loggerhead turtle had to wrestle with a trash receptacle before settling on a spot to nest just to the
left side of the trash bin in this Anna Island Turtle Watch photo, with tracks coming into the beach on the


right, and tracks leading back to the Gulf on the left.

Tourist season ends on high note
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
"It looked like a normal winter season from a traf-
fic standpoint," said Speciale.
Any decline in visitors to the Bradenton area
doesn't mean a drop in room tax revenues, said Estler.
While occupancy countywide was lower than last
year, the average room rate increased by more than 11
percent, from $117.23 per day in April 2002 to $129.76
this past April, according to CVB figures.
Total tourism tax revenues collected by the CVB
from January through March 2003 were $1,211,978
compared with $1,246,181 for the same period last
year.
For the first four months of 2003, tourism occu-
pancy was off just 3.6 percent countywide compared to


the same period in 2002, thanks to a poor economy,
weak Canadian dollar and the effects of 9/11 and the
Iraq War, Estler said.
According to the CVB's own figures, however,
occupancy countywide is off 13 percent through April
2003 compared with the same period in 2001.
Compared with other Florida destinations, tourism
to the Bradenton area is doing well, even with a slow
economy, Estler said. But there is cause for concern.
Other Florida destinations such as Key West, Ft.
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Opinion


What's all the fuss?
What's a few feet? you ask. So many have asked,
they being newcomers and town folks. Anyone who
recalls the early 1970s on Anna Maria Island also re-
members that when the construction of the Martinique
condos went up six stories, the majority of Island resi-
dents went full speed to city hall to raise heck.
In fact, residents in all three Island cities quickly
demanded height restrictions to prevent towering con-
dos on the Island. They'd seen the signs of what was
to come without restrictions on Longboat and
Siesta keys to the south, and St. Pete Beach to the north.
That may have been the beginning of the "keep our
Island as it is" campaign, and since then Islanders have
fought to maintain density at a minimum, contain
commercial zoning and, in some areas, limit tourist
rentals in residential neighborhoods, and so on.
Maintaining the character of a "quaint Island vil-
lage" seems to get more difficult with each passing
year, as Islanders look for progress and improvements
without stirring the winds of change.
Raising building heights simply to allow a trend to-
ward grander interiors with higher ceilings in new
megahomes just doesn't merit the "hardship" a variance
requires. The hardship generally must go with the land,
and building up well, the sky is not the limit here.
Speculators are looking to better take advantage of
a finite amount of land and an infinite desire for profit.
Maybe a little history lesson will convince a few
folks that the height limit exists for good reason. While
the Martinique is widely accepted now, the stigma of
living there in the '70s was prominent.
It's a rough road and the car isn't yet out of the
garage.

Park, spark
Anna Maria city commissioners are stuck in a
parking rut.
In fact, resident opinions are so dyametric, that it
doesn't appear there will ever be a resolve.
We contemplated suggesting a referendum on
parking, but in truth, that didn't work so well when the
city voted on participating in beach renourishment. The
citywide vote was overwhelmingly in favor, but when
it came time for the county to obtain easements from
the beachfront homeowners: No dice.
If either of the current solutions makes half the
property owners happy, it also leaves the other half -
not sad but really dam mad.
The road gets muddier.



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Trolley is a keeper
The trolley on Anna Maria Island was such a joy I
had to write and say thanks.
When I visited the Island two years ago, I had no
way to get to the grocery or other Island shops. The
trolley was a fun addition for my grandchildren who
accompanied me on this latest trip to your beautiful
Island.
The trolley was full not only with visitors, but
many year-around residents were taking advantage of
the convenient and free transportation.
The driver said the trolleys had transported more
than 350,000 people in the year it has been in operation.
I hope for everyone's safety and convenience the
trolley will be there to stay.
Sandy Finley, Wooster, Ohio


Display flag properly
If you love our flag, please give it the place of
honor on the right side of your vehicle as it moves for-
ward. Remember, no flag flies to the right or above Old
Glory. The left is for subordinate flags (state, county,
university, club, etc.).
By the way, what happened to the parade flag on
St. Patrick's Day? It's hard to believe that the organiz-
ers, two law enforcement departments, the leaders of
our twin cities, all neglected to have the Stars and
Stripes lead the parade. No parade is complete without
our country's banner.
Also, as Snowbird says:
If I can't park
I can't stay.
If I can't stay
I can't enjoy.
If I can't enjoy
I won't come.
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ness owner Sean Murphy.

One question
I have a question for [Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch President] Suzi Fox: What did the turtles do
before John Deere?
Dan Cronin, Boston, Mass.

Crosswalks can work
As a longtime resident of Holmes Beach I wish to
salute the local Island officials for establishing a system
of crosswalks. We should use this system to bring some
order to the chaos of our streets. And we can do that.
I am a pedestrian, a bicyclist, a motorcyclist, and a
motorist, so I speak from a pragmatic point of view. So I
believe we all have a responsibility to make our cross-
walks work for everyone. Therefore I offer my sugges-
tions.
First, we should establish a set of conventions (not
rules) for using the crosswalks to try to eliminate con-
fusion. I say this because I have personally observed
violations such as bicyclists plunging full speed into the
crosswalks without looking in either direction. I have
seen motorists ignoring the pedestrians near the cross-
walks. I have seen pedestrians entering the crosswalks
without looking either way.
So how do we fix this and help all Islanders? May
I suggest that we say:
* Anyone wishing to use the crosswalks should stop,
look, listen and raise his/her arm high as possible be-
fore proceeding;
Bicyclists should be required to dismount and
walk their bikes while in the crosswalk;
The city governments should develop and pro-
mulgate a set of conventions that will maximize the
safety and utility of our crosswalks;
All of us who use our streets must commit to the
safety of all others who use our streets.
I will discuss this with any rational person.
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Can't squeeze

a 'whopper'
By Don Maloney
There's no turning back now I'm going on a diet.
And that's not a decision I made just this minute
either. It does, in fact, resemble a number of similar
decisions I've made in my lifetime. How many times
I actually went on a diet in the past, I'm not sure. But
I'll bet that I've lost a total of 463 pounds since I mar-
ried Wife Sarah. Trouble is, I've gained 493 pounds in
that same period.
So, dieting is nothing new for me. Like I remem-
ber once before when I decided it was diet time was
when I was sitting in the Burger King over on Mana-
tee Avenue (hoping that Pat Geyer wouldn't see me
there). There I was, unboxing my Whopper (with
cheese, of course, but without onion and pickles). Al-
though, come to think of it, I was unboxing TWO
Whoppers because a coupon gave me a second one for
free (Pat Geyer NEVER did that).
Anyway, there I was, ready to do in a pair of
Whoppers, a thick shake, and a single order of french
fries (no coupons for double the shake or the fries).
Why I looked up at the wall just then, I'll never
know. But there was a poster that showed how to use
the Heimlich Maneuver you know, how to get be-
hind somebody who's choking, wrap your arms around
him or her, then give a quick hefty squeeze so that the


whatever that's doing the choking will pop out.
My first thought after reading that poster was to
hope that anybody who's being saved that way is not
facing me up close with my unboxed Whoppers with
cheese during the squeeze. But then, as I studied the
poster's directions, I really began to tremble.
That's because I looked around, and there wasn't
a single soul in that Burger King who had arms long
enough to reach all the way around me from the back
so that he or she could then join hands in my front and
give me the popping-out squeeze. And the poster had
no instructions about how two short-armed people
might team together to squeeze chokers my size.
I want to tell you, that was not the most enjoyable
meal I ever had, coupons or not.
Oh, I was relaxed, sucking up the thick shake
through the straw or trying to, anyway. It was so
thick that the pressure of that attempt cleared both my
sinuses and the wax in my ears. But enjoy the Whop-
pers and fries? No way!
I mean, I chewed everything so fine that it would
make Gerber's baby food look like ajar of Chinese egg
rolls. By the time I was through chewing, everything
was easier to swallow than the thick shake. The biggest
lumps I had to get down during that meal were the oc-
casional stray grains of salt on my french fries. I mean,
I even picked the sesame seeds off my Whopper buns
rather than chance a choke.
As you might imagine, fast food wasn't very fast
that day. It took forever to pick those sesame seeds
from my bonus Whopper.
Anyway, I got through my meal without incident.
And, I promised myself that I was going to cut back the
calories until my girth was such that I'd be squeezable
from the back by at least a minimal percentage of adult
restaurant fast food or tablecloth diner custom-
ers. Nobody, by the way your mother or your best
friend would Heimlich you from the front.
And, I decided, I'd probably have to cut girth back
even further if I wanted to feel absolutely safe in buf-
fet-style restaurants. Most customers there have arms
long enough to squeeze OK, but they often have girth
problems of their own that would keep them from get-
ting close enough to squeeze even terminal anorexia
patients.
Plus, I'm never going up to those drive-in restau-


THE ISLANDER E MAY 14, 2003-M PAGE 7
rant windows again. Think of it while you're sitting
eating in the car, King Kong himself doesn't have arms
long enough to squeeze you and your bucket seat from
the back if you choke on wheels.
For weeks after that traumatic experience in Burger
King, the biggest lumps that I'd dare eat were of the
instant-oatmeal variety. But soon as during so many
dieting times before fear and fast gave way to glut-
tony. Little by little, I chanced larger morsels. From
plain vanilla ice cream, I went to butter pecan with all
its chunks. Then, even to sundaes with cherries on top.
And splits with whole bananas.
Now, I'm back to pizzas with the works except
for anchovies, of course and to Wife Sarah's
Chicken i la Maria, even when she uses the chicken
breasts with the bone in.
I simply won't sit anywhere where I can see that
damn poster. Or where everybody has short arms. And
I eat just like the pre-poster days.
Unfortunately, it shows.
That's why I said I'm going on a diet. And I truly,
truly mean it this time.
I just haven't decided when to start.

Don Maloney is a humorist and city commissioner
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Islander feeds Midwestern U.S. tornado victims


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Helping put disaster victims' lives back together
brings an Islander heavy work and hours that would put
younger men to bed.
But Fred Gewirtz loves it, thrives on it, has for
years. He's at it again, feeding thousands in Kansas
while they scrape up new lives for themselves and their
families.
The Holmes Beach volunteer is on his 17th disas-
ter relief mission for the American Red Cross, and as
usual he'll stay with it as long as there's work to do.
"I'd really like to leave by the 25th (of May)," he said.
"That will let me get to Michigan to help my parents


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
One Bradenton Beach man's efforts to rebuild the
city's North Park on 25th Street got the "thumbs up"
from the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Commit-
tee Corridor Management Entity at its May 7 meeting.
Unfortunately for organizer Rick Bisio, the CME
doesn't have any funding to commit to the project, but
offered to share information on available grants and
provide future assistance, if able.
That's OK with Bisio, who was just looking for
general approval from the CME of his outline concept
for the park. His next step will be a presentation to the
city commission for concept approval, but he and the
ad hoc committee supporting the project are not yet
ready to seek any funds.
Mayor John Chappie suggested Bisio also attend a
capital improvements committee meeting. "There may
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Until then, it's 13- and 14-hour days in a crowded
53-foot trailer equipped as a complete kitchen. He
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preparation to serving hungry and helpless people.
He's got his work cut out for him in the Midwest,
what with upwards of 300 tornadoes having hit there
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The Red Cross provides the kitchen and all the
food, Gewirtz said: "That's what all the events are for,
raising money for the Red Cross. That's where the
money goes."
The national organization also provides cash for
temporary shelter for victims, as well as some furnish-


large park, with the city closing off that section of 25th
Street that divides the two.
The park would have new playground equipment,
a dock, splash pool for kids, new picnic areas, walk-
ways and a kayak launch ramp. The existing basketball
court would remain and the baseball field should be
upgraded, Bisio said.
The committee has already lined up nearly $30,000
in engineering and architectural services from local
firms and a formal proposal for the park will address
the drainage and erosion issues, he said.
Those donated services can be used as matching
funds in a number of grant applications, Bisio noted.
In other matters, the CME learned that funds for
landscaping the planned Cortez-Gulf Drive intersection
sign will come directly from the Florida Department of
Transportation. The CME is seeking $10,000 and the
city commission has already pledged $5,500.
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The mobile kitchen is set up now on the fair-
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teers are domiciled wherever rooms can be found. And
that's scarce, for the tornados' victims are in most of
the available space. Gewirtz sleeps in a motel at Over-
land Park, and commutes in one of two crowded cars
the Red Cross has there.
The volunteers serve lunch and dinner. Breakfast
is not necessary because most of their diners are not in
their wrecked homes but "come out later to poke
around the wreckage and salvage what they can, and
they eat breakfast before they get here."
The tragedies of natural disasters are heart-wrench-
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building "completely devastated" near the fairgrounds,
and of men and women and children stunned into brief
apathy by the personal calamity, but coming out of it
fairly quickly and starting to build again for their fu-
ture.
Gewirtz has seen it all many times. He was seven
weeks at the World Trade Center just after the 9/11/01
terrorist attack. He spent 105 nights away from home
just last year, helping disaster victims in Arizona, Ken-
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He hasn't been alone. His wife goes with him and
"does more than her share," he said. And of course
there are the other volunteers, hundreds of them he's
met over the years since he became involved in 1998.
The emergency response truck can provide up to
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daily in Kansas seems enough of a chore for anyone.
He sees to it that the menus don't get repetitious and
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carrots for dinner today, macaroni and cheese tomor-
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The retired junior high science teacher from Michi-
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Where have all the flowers gone in this home?
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
That's what Holmes Beach resident Tommy
Daniels of 7510 Gulf Drive could have been singing .
when he went outside around 5 a.m. Monday, May 12. "!
No, he wasn't thinking of the old Kingston Trio
song, he was thinking about the estimated $4,000 worth
of orchids that had disappeared overnight from his front ............
porch and garden. --
While most thieves and burglars are interested in
high-value items such as jewelry, electronics, bicycles
and cash, whoever pulled off this job has a discerning
eye for natural beauty, perhaps a green thumb, and an i4
apparent desire to decorate his own garden as well, he
said.
Sometime between 10:30 p.m. Sunday evening and


hanging from his front porch.
"They knew what they were doing because they
brought along wire cutters to cut the flower pots off the ..
hangers," said Daniels. "And they were quiet enough not
to wake up my dog, and he barks at everything. They had .."'
checked out my house for some time," he claimed.
Daniels believes someone driving around Anna .a. .
Maria Island saw exactly what they were looking for Before
on his front porch and checked out his house before Tommy Daniels and his family stand in front of their After
committing the crime, orchid collection at 7510 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Bare wire hangars are all that are left of what was
Approximately 60 flowering orchids in white, red, The photo was taken just a few days before the flowers once a collection of rare orchids at 7510 Gulf Drive
pink and orange were taken and many of them are rare disappeared. Islander Photo: Courtesy T. Daniels in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
species, he said.


"I had one rare orchid worth about $800, so it's
obvious to me it was someone who knew orchids, knew
what I had and what the orchids are worth. Some of the
orchids are irreplaceable."
The thief or thieves even took some cactus, but left
behind aloe vera plants, other flowers, and bonsai trees.
Daniels, who grew up on the Island, said he's never
had any vandalism incident at his house and never had
any problem with anyone.
And for someone to steal orchids? Come on, he said.
"Why would you do that unless you're an expert
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what they would be worth.
"You'll probably find them for sale at some flea
market this weekend," he said.
But Daniels isn't giving up the fight for flower
power.
In addition to the police investigation, he's offer-
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Obituaries


Rita 'Cindy' Lucinda Andrews
Rita "Cindy" Lucinda Andrews, 41, of Bradenton,
died May 10.
Born in Bradenton, Ms. Andrews worked at the
Nautilus Condo Resort in
Holmes Beach. She was a
Manatee High School
graduate. She attended
Christ Episcopal Church.
Visitation will be at
10 a.m. Thursday, May 15,
and memorial services at I 1
a.m. at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Manasota
Andrews Chapel, 1221 53rd Ave. E.,
res n Bradenton. Burial will be at
Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton.
She is survived by fiancee Stephen B. Freeman;
sister Debra L. of Fort Myers; brothers Dana K. and
Jake, both of Bradenton; mother Rita Bear of
Bradenton; and father and stepmother Dr. and Mrs. E.J.
of Bradenton.

Ollie 'Stevie' L. Aposporos
Ollie "Stevie" L. Aposporos, 81, of Anna Maria
City, died May 7.
Born in Clay County, Ky., Mrs. Aposporos came
to Manatee County from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1999.
She was retired from real estate sales. She was a "Rosie
the riveter" during World War II. She was active in
vision-community support groups. She was Greek Or-
thodox.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O.
Box 21475, St. Petersburg FL 33742, or to Tampa
Lighthouse for the Blind, 1106 West Plant St., Tampa
FL 33607. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband C. Gus; sons Thomas
C. of Anna Maria City and G. David of San Diego; sis-
ter Flora Parsons of Neptune Beach; brothers John
Lewis of Richmond, Ky., and Joseph Lewis of San
Diego; and three grandchildren.

Jane Marie Chesmore
Jane Marie Chesmore, 54, of Sarasota, died May 5.
Born in Fall River, Mass., Mrs. Chesmore moved
to Sarasota from Lynn, Mass., in 1988. She owned
Ches's Pasta Plus Restaurant in Holmes Beach with her
husband, Norman, for 14 years. She was a medical
social worker. She received a bachelor's degree from
Stone Hill College in Massachusetts, and a master's
degree in psychology from Boston College. She was a
member of the Church of the Incarnation in Sarasota.
Visitation and scriptural wake was May 9 and ser-
vices May 10. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd..
Sarasota FL 34238. Covell Cremation and Funeral


Center, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Norman; sons Matthew
Payne of Leesburg, Va., and Adam Payne of Charlotte,
N.C.; stepdaughter Nanci Mitchell of Franklin, Mass.;
stepson Norman Jr. of Medway, Mass.; sister Joan
Fontbriand of Somerset, Mass.; brother Gerald Chicca
of San Antonio, Texas; mother Raphaelina Chicca; and
four grandchildren.

Steven C. Platt
Steven C. Platt, 44, of Bradenton, died May 6.
Born in Madison, Wis., Mr. Platt came to Manatee
County from there in 1980. He was a firefighter first
class at Cedar Hammock Fire Department for the past
20 years and was assigned to Engine Co. No. 231.
Memorial services were May 12. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Emergency Management Ser-
vices Fund, 5200 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by son Logan Michael; sister Nancy
A. of Bradenton; brothers James W. of Holmes Beach,
David A. of Bradenton Beach; and John E. of
Bradenton.

Florence Evelyn Spain
Florence Evelyn Spain, 78, of Holmes Beach, died
May 11.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Spain came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1987. She was a homemaker.
She was Catholic.
Services will be private. Robarts Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Susan Bondy of
Florida and Kathleen Spain of West Palm Beach; sons
Joseph of Holmes Beach, Rick of Ohio, Robert of
Mich., and David of Florida; sisters Jeannie Capps of
Ellenton and Betty Thompson of Florida; brother Ralph
Trent of Mich.; and many grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.

Edna J. Stump
Edna J. Stump, 61, of Bradenton, died May 1.
Born in Marion, Va., Mrs. Stump came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1978. She was an assembler
with Trailmate. She was a member of the Moose Lodge
of Bradenton Beach. She was Baptist.
Memorial services were May 11. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by husband Wes, employed by
Bradenton Beach; daughter Coreitha Carty of Newport
News, Va.; sons David Aker and Michael Aker, both
of Virginia, and John of Bradenton; mother Mabel
Vernon of Marion; sister Mildred "Mick" Glass of
Marion; brother James Vernon of Marion; and six
grandchildren.


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Jennifer Kring, daughter of Brenda Twiss and Steve
Kring ofAnna Maria, is newly engaged to Scott Carl
of Jacksonville. The bride-to-be is a graduate of
Manatee High School and the University of Florida.
She hosts the "Knife, Fork and Spoon" TV show in
Jacksonville and both she and Carl are sales repre-
sentatives for Bristol Myers Squibb. They plan a
November wedding in Jacksonville.


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4,000 miles not too far
for a beach wedding
They scouted the beaches and spent some time on
them and, demonstrating English good taste, decided
the Anna Maria Island beach was the place for their
wedding.
It didn't matter that they had to travel 4,000 miles
for the ceremony at the Harrington House beach, it was
what they wanted and what they arranged to get.
Samantha Adie of Hampshire, England, married
Simon Fabian of London on May 1.
Adie said she has spent several happy vacations on
the Island and she brought Fabian here two years ago
to look it over and see if he agreed. He did, and they
did, and look at them now back in England together.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Adie of Bath,
Somerset, she is a manager of a medical software de-
velopment company.
Her bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Fabian of Cobham, Surrey, and is director of an archi-
tectural model-making company in London.


Annual Whitey Horton
golf tourney Saturday
A "cannon start" at 1 p.m. Saturday will launch the
Anna Maria Island Privateers' ninth annual Whitey
Horton Memorial Golf Tournament.
It will be at the Palma Sola Golf Course, 3807 75th
St. W., Bradenton. Registration will be from 11:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m., with a putting contest running at the
same time. Also in competition will be closest to the
pin and longest drive.
The four-person scramble costs $60 per golfer,
which also covers drinks on the course and the awards
dinner after the competition. Additional guests for din-
ner are $10 each. In addition to the golf prizes, there
will be door prizes and a "grab bag" of goodies.
The tournament is named for longtime Islander and
Privateer Whitey Horton, who died six years ago. His
survivors set up a scholarship fund in his honor, and
money from the tournament goes to that endeavor.
The fund has provided a $2,500 scholarship each
year, said the Privateers, and they hope build the fund
sufficiently to increase the scholarship or divide it into
multiple awards.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
Shelley or Pete Calcatera at 792-4642, or any other
Privateer.

Flotilla's annual yard sale
is Friday, Saturday
The annual yard sale by Flotilla 81 of the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary will be Friday and Saturday,
May 16 and 17, and the flotilla members are seeking
nautical-type items for the big event.
The sale will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. those days,
"rain or shine." It will be at the auxiliary building,
which is just inside the west entrance to G.T. Bray Park
off 59th Street, Bradenton. Items donated for the sale
may be taken there from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, May
15.
Just about anything maritime will qualify, said the
auxiliary fishing gear, boat hardware, boats, motors
and so on.
Also, on the days of the sale, flotilla personnel will
be on hand to perform free vessel safety checks of boats
on trailers, or will do so by appointment at a dock.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-5857 or 725-7378.

Business network unit
being organized here
A local branch of Business Network International
is being organized among business people in Anna
Maria, Longboat Key and Bradenton and will meet at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.
The organizational meeting will be at the Hilton
Longboat Key, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Peggy
Kulik of Wedebrock Real Estate Co. is the organizer,
and she may be called for reservations and further in-
formation at 383-5543.

Students get in free at Mote
Mote Marine Laboratory is opening its doors free
to any elementary or high school student who gets an
"A" in science during the 2002-03 school year.
To get in free, students must present a report card
indicating the top grade and be accompanied by an
adult who has paid the regular $12 admission fee. The
offer stands through June 30.
Mote is at 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota,
on City Island just off the south ramp of the New Pass
Bridge to Longboat Key. Details may be obtained by
calling 388-4441.

Babcock-Wolfe marriage vows
exchanged on Island
Dr. Harriet L. Babcock of Anna Maria and A.L.
Wolfe of Cody, Wyo., were married aboard the yacht
"Sanderella," with Jan Wilson performing the cer-
emony.
Cecilia Hamer, a former colleague at Ballard El-
ementary School in Bradenton, attended the bride and
Peter Berg attended the bridegroom. Guests were
present from San Francisco, Boston, West Palm Beach,
Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and Trinidad,
West Indies.
Dr. Babcock is retired from the Manatee County
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'Open Season': The devil wears high heels


By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
You think you come from a dysfunctional family?
Wait 'til you meet this lech, who sires a bitch, and
for vengeance and humor, they live together.
Is this hell? No. It's the rollicking farce "Open
Season" written by Michael McKeever and now being
performed by the Island Players in Anna Maria.
This smash hit, a comedy of manners, has been
giving sold-out performances since it opened May 8.
Finagle a ticket for this romp of a joy ride, which
sadly closes Sunday, May 18.
"Open Season" starts not with a bang, but with a
chirp from some boor's cell phone in the theater, inter-
rupting a prima donna's soliloquy on the "friendless"
fate of the audience.
Who is this heartless wench? Joan Crawford, on
vacation?
It's just Mallory DuPre, in one of her bipolar mood
swings, having vapors and in desperate need of mass
quantities of her little blue pills.
Deliciously playing this Medea is Robin Rhodes, a
gifted actress, performing the role of an aging diva that
seems to confuse, like some of us, sunsets for sunrises.
Equally delicious is Joseph Shedrick's portrayal of
DuPre's son, flamboyant Christian Knight.
Also confused is Mallory's father, Edmund DuPre, a
Shakespearean actor of stage and screen, brilliantly played
by Sam McDowell, the Island theater's crown jewel.
McDowell's character, listing somewhat from too
many drinks, is so full of pathos you want to bring him
into your arms and warm him from the chilly existence
of life.
There is "No Exit," to borrow from Sartre's title,
and McDowell beautifully displays this with his body
carriage and his voice delivery, broadcasting the har-
rowing facts of life to the audience.
And thank God for the humor, the salvation of the
play's soul.
Seven wives later and broke, Edmund has a heart
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Mallory gives the title "bitch" a bad rap when she
spews out her wrath on her gelding-of-a-son Christian
Knight, a one-time child television star and now secre-
tary to mommie dearest, as portrayed with panache by
Joseph Shedrick.
Along comes Steven Grabo as Tony, Mallory's boy-
toy, who captures the vacuousness of his character with his
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To the rescue comes home health care worker
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Director Preston Boyd puts McKeever's play into
perspective, saying, "If art is a mirror of life, then the
living room setting in our play 'Open Season' gives
danger new meaning, for in this living room we expe-
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"Members of the DuPre family struggle to give
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And "Open Season" director Boyd is no stranger
to the Island Players as he demonstrates again his deft
touch with humor, teetering over tragedy.
A star of TV, film and theater, Boyd teaches drama
and music at St. Stephen's Episcopal School and is
adjunct instructor at Manatee Community College.
McKeever, also an accomplished actor, artist and
set designer who lives in South Florida, pays homage
to America's great dramatist, O'Neill, by naming his
lead character Edmund, a besotted creature, perpetually
in a mimosa haze, who suffers the same fate as Edmund
in O'Neill's classic, "Long Day's Journey Into Night."
The cast and director are aptly supported with a
living room setting of multi-levels that allows for ex-
pansive use of the stage, lighting and props that com-
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Co-producer of "Open Season" is Bayview Plaza
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Let Anna Maria planning and zoning investigate


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
As if the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board
doesn't already have a full menu on its plate to digest,
city commissioners at their May 8 workshop session
deferred several items to that board for its review and
recommendations.
The commission asked the board to look into the
zoning aspects of requests from the 307 Pine Avenue
Store and the Island Market at 414 Pine Ave. to sell
wine for off-premises consumption.
The two stores currently sell beer and wine cool-
ers, which have a lower alcoholic content than regular
wine. The stores are able to sell beer under a state ex-
emption, said City Attorney Jim Dye.
But the city would need to change its current ordi-
nance for those establishments to sell wine, said Dye.
The state exemption makes no reference to wines, just
beer, he said.
If that's the case, said resident Diane Canniff, why
are wine coolers sold, but not regular wine?
Deputy Commission Chairperson Chuck Webb
said he didn't have an answer, as this is the first time
that issue has been presented to the commission.
307 Pine may be grandfathered in to sell wines, but
the Island Market, which recently opened, might have to
get an exemption from the city ordinance through a spe-
cial-use process, which the city doesn't have, said Dye.
Commissioners agreed to have the planning and
zoning board look into the zoning issue and discuss a
special-use process, if necessary.
The commission also discussed the city's policy
and regulation of its alcoholic-beverage ordinance
adopted by referendum on Jan. 20, 1987, and asked the
P&Z board for a review.
Commissioner Linda Cramer said she had no prob-
lem that establishments selling alcohol before that date
were "grandfathered in," but what happens when the
use of an establishment changes from what it was on
Jan. 20, 1987?
Doesn't that affect the ability of the business to con-
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Webb, who is also an attorney, said the definition
of premise is vague in the 1987 ordinance.but in his
opinion, her question is a use isue. '
As long as the establishment was continuing to use the
place as it was in 1987, there's no problem, in his opin-
ion.
"It's the premise that is grandfathered in, not the
license," he said.
"The city only controls the location," said Webb.
The sale of alcohol is under state control. "If you were
selling alcohol legally on Jan. 20, 1987, you can con-
tinue."
The city can change the times of operation, said
Webb, as long as the operating times for the sale of
alcohol are the same for everyone. That doesn't affect
usage.
Any particular property violating city codes is a
code enforcement issue and must be addressed by the
mayor and code enforcement officer, he said. The city
commission does not review specific violations, he
said.
Cramer wanted the P&Z board to review the 1987
ordinance, but Webb suggested that the planning and
zoning board draft a review-process procedure that
might include a board of adjustment that many other
cities have.
There is no appeal board in Anna Maria, he noted,
although the city commission could become that entity.
The commission consensus was to send the issue
to the planning and zoning board for review and rec-
ommendations.

Overpayment to past elected officials
The commission agreed the city should send another
letter to those elected officials who were overpaid, accord-
ing to a state audit, during their term of office.
The city might want to suggest a date by which the
money should be paid, said Webb.
At present, the state audit says former Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh owes the city $800 while ex-City Commis-
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Trash enforcement
Commissioners discussed a letter from the Envi-
ronmental Education and Enhancement Committee
suggesting that Code Enforcement Officer Gerry
Rathvon be pro-active in issuing citations for yard
waste left on the city right of way on Monday for a
Wednesday pickup by Waste Management Inc.
Rathvon said she'd talked to WMI and it can't ad-
just the current pickup day for yard waste arbitrarily,
but is willing to talk to the city about amending the
current contract and accompanying issues.
Rear-door pickup is available for an additional
$2.46 a month, said Rathvon, and a number of real es-
tate agents, property managers and homeowners have
signed up for the service.
But every Monday morning, said Rathvon, she
could issue about 100 citations for yard waste.
That's because weekend residents do their yard work
on Saturday and Sunday and leave the waste in the
right of way for Wednesday pickup, several resi-
dents said.
If the commission wants her to be pro-active, that' s
fine, Rathvon said, but remember, she only works two
days a week and she's already got plenty of work.
Commissioners agreed to meet with WMI repre-
sentatives first in an effort to solve the problem.

Ordinance modification
Rathvon asked the commission to review
recommendations made by the Code Enforcement
Board to the city's high grass and weeds ordinance
Under the present wording, said Rathvon, she has
to determine that a property is either a fire hazard or a
breeding ground for rodents and snakes before she can
issue a citation.
The commission asked Rathvon to reword the
changes as recommended by the Code Enforcement
Board to read 12-inches in height for each item, and
bring those back at to a future commission meeting.

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Bradenton Beach 50th anniversary festivities continue


An open house for all city facilities Friday will be
followed by a dinner celebrating the city's founding 50
years ago May 21 in Bradenton Beach.
The Golden Jubilee of Bradenton Beach will have
an open house at city hall, the city police department,
the city's public works department and at the Tingley
Memorial Library with tours and refreshments from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 16.
City hall is located at 107 Gulf Drive N.; the po-
lice department is at 403 Highland Ave.; public works


Liquor store contents

sold at auction
The contents of the Anna Maria Island Wines
and Spirits store at 5308 Marina Drive in Holmes
Beach were sold by court order on the Manatee
County Courthouse steps May 6 to satisfy a judg-
ment of more than $190,000 held by the Provident
Bank of Florida.
The winning bid of $136,000 was from Jerry
Minton and the Beverage Law Institute Inc. of Tal-
lahassee, Fla.
Island restaurateur Sean Murphy had bid on the
inventory up to $135,000.
The bank judgment was against former owners
Jeffrey W. Hancock and Tammy J. Catt-Hancock as
Island Package Liquors.
The store was sold in December 2001 to Sarasota
businessman Curt Luttrell, but that operation closed
down in March 2002 when Luttrell was unable to ob-
tain the required liquor license.
Luttrell has claimed he lost more than $130,000
in that purchase, and is contemplating a separate le-
gal action.


Edge coalition exhibits art
at Island Library
"Introducing the Edge," an art exhibition by a
newly formed group, will hang at the Island Branch
Library all through June, the group has announced.
The Edge describes itself as "a coalition of art-
ists, poets, musicians, and activists promoting art
that liberates, not decorates."
Though the exhibit will be at the library starting
June 2, the opening reception has been scheduled for
June 21 from 3-4 p.m. at the library. It was the first
date open for the reception room, a member of the
group explained.
Exhibiting artists include Carrie Price, George
Box, Joellen Gorris, Valeri Rose, John Sudnick,
Karen Klosky, Pamela Seiber, Keith loCurto and
Ace McVey.
Further information may be obtained from Rose
at 748-8671..


is at 401 Highland Ave.; and Tingley Memorial Library
is at 111 Second St.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, a dinner will be
held at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N. Tickets are $15 and are available at city hall.
Special guests at the dinner will include former city
mayors and staff.


And coming up from noon to 6 p.m. May 24 will
be the Jubilee Bridge Street Party on Bridge Street,
featuring a 1950s theme, classic cars and an Elvis
Presley look-alike contest.
Food and art-and-craft booths will also be fea-
tured.
For further information, call 778-9390.


No arrests yet in Holmes Beach BB gun case


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While no arrests have yet been made in the
Holmes Beach BB-gun vandalism cases, Lt. Date
Stephenson of the HBPD said it's been more than
a month since the last vandalism incident involv-
ing a BB or pellet gun was reported.
Stephenson said there have been other vandal-
ism incidents the past month, but at this point, they
appear unrelated.
The BB-gun investigation, however, is con-
tinuing and a reward of $700 has been offered by
private businesses for information leading to an
arrest and conviction.
The fund was started by a $250 donation from
Earl Mowry and has increased with donations from
Sean Murphy of Beach Bistro, The Islander, and


residents Peter and Dorothy Camboni.
To make a donation to the reward fund, con-
tact Bonner Joy at 778-7978 or come to The Is-
lander office at 5404 Marina Drive in the Island
Shopping Plaza.
Anyone wishing to provide anonymous in-
formation to the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment on the vandalism incidents may call Lt.
Stephenson or Detective Sgt. Nancy Rogers at
708-5807.
The same information can be given anony-
mously on the Crimestoppers hotline at 747-
2677. Crimestoppers also offers a reward for in-
formation leading to an arrest and conviction.
People calling Crimestoppers are given a code
number to use to claim a reward if their informa-
tion leads to an arrest.


Williamsons celebrate 60 years of marriage
Jack and Ruth Williamson of Holmes Beach celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 24. They were
married in Detroit, Mich., and have lived in Holmes Beach for 20 years. The couple have three sons, John Jr.
of Livonia Mich.; Paul of Cortez; and David of Lake Orion, Mich.; a daughter, Susan Strayer of Adrian,
Mich.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They are members of Key Royale Golf Club and Roser
Memorial Community Church.


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THE ISLANDER E MAY 14, 2003 0 PAGE 15


Anna Maria ready to compromise on height ordinance


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners and members of
the city's planning and zoning board narrowly agreed
at a May 7 meeting to prepare a compromise solution
to the city's height ordinance as relief for property
owners building seaward of the Coastal Construction
Control Line.
Property owners looking to build homes seaward of
the CCCL have claimed they aren't getting equal treat-
ment under the city's height ordinance because they are
required by the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection to have their first floor elevation at 18 feet
above sea level, but are restricted to a height of 37 feet by
the city's ordinance. Landward of the CCCL, home build-
ers can start the first-floor elevation at 13 feet.
The 6-4 informal vote for a compromise came af-
ter a lengthy discussion of a Sarasota "compromise"
ordinance on building height that includes a plane-of-


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Planning and zoning board members now have the
task of finalizing a recommendation to the city com-
mission on how much "compromise" should be al-
lowed for affected property owners. The "plane of
light" concept will be considered, Board Chairman
Doug Copeland said.
The meeting consensus was that five feet would be
the maximum "compromise" above the current 37-foot
height limit on construction as measured from the
crown of the road allowed in the present ordinance, but
any "compromise" would be on a case-by-case basis.
Additionally, any party seeking a compromise
variance must be building seaward of the CCCL, and
have a site specific elevation requirement from the
DEP before any consideration.
While the DEP requires new homes built seaward
of the CCCL on Anna Maria Island to have the first-
floor elevation 18 feet above sea level, it will do a site-


specific elevation for a particular property upon re-
quest. Six previous DEP site-specific elevations on the
Island have all been less than 18 feet.
The "compromise" variance would require the
property owner to build at the lowest allowable eleva-
tion.
Commissioner Chuck Webb praised the vote for
compromise, noting the city is "just trying to find re-
lief' from a situation caused by a state agency.
"Everybody is not going to get everything they
want," he said. "So, that's why we need compromise."
Commissioner Linda Cramer was also in favor of
compromise. "There is an inequity" that the city has to
rectify, she said.
Joel Freedman of the city's engineering firm of
Baskerville-Donovan praised the city for seeking a
compromise solution now, rather than wait for a rash
of variance applications.
"By doing this now, you are ahead of the curve,"
Freedman said.
But not all who attended the meeting wanted com-
promise.
Planning and zoning board member Charles
Canniff said telephone calls to him from city residents
are running 8 to 1 against any change.
"They are telling me, don't change the ordinance,"
he said.
By allowing houses to be built higher than-37 feet
along the shore, "you are building a perimeter around
the city," he claimed.
The "compromise" solution was itself a "compro-
mise" between doing nothing and allowing construc-
tion seaward of the CCCL to have the same buildable
space as houses landward of the CCCL.
Canniff, Commissioner Duke Miller, Commis-
sioner John Quam and planning and zoning board
member John Conoly voted against the compromise
and were in favor of the city "doing nothing" to the
current height ordinance.
A variance application to the height ordinance by
Jim DePorre at 801 N. Shore Drive was recommended
for city commission approval by the P&Z board, but
the commission has delayed action pending the out-
come of its meetings with that board.
A second application for a height variance is still
pending before the board.


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PAGE 16 0 MAY 14, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Long and short of bridges to Anna Maria Island


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If the Manatee County visioning statement that
county residents want to improve "public access to
our beaches" is ever enacted to include high-rise
bridges to the Anna Maria Island, Islanders may
have an unlikely friend in the Florida Department of
Transportation.
Just demanding something such as a four-lane
bridge to Anna Maria Island doesn't mean it's going
to happen, said Jose Garcia of the DOT's district
office in Bartow.
"There are no plans to replace the Anna Maria
Bridge," he said.
"And there are also no plans to replace the
Cortez Bridge," he added.
While the DOT might like to replace as many
drawbridges as possible in Florida during the next 50
years with 65-foot-high structures, such as the cur-
rent replacement of the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota,
it has no established policy on replacing bridges.
"It's not an easy process. Each case is site spe-
cific," said Garcia.
In other words, each drawbridge is studied indi-
vidually during and at the end of its life cycle -
usually 50 years for replacement, repair or elimi-
nation. There are some locations where it just
doesn't make sense to tear down a bridge to put up
a new structure, Garcia said.
The Anna Maria and Cortez bridges are staying
in place, he said. It's up to the DOT,- not any Mana-
tee County visioning plan, to replace those bridges
because the roads are state highways.
"The plan is to maintain these bridges for the
foreseeable future." said Garcia.
The DOT will begin repairs to the Anna Maria
Bridge substructure and foundation within the next
few months, he said, and perform major repair work
during the next two years, depending upon funding.
In addition, Garcia said the life expectancy of
the Longboat Pass Bridge, also on a state highway,
is currently in excess of 20 years, so forget about
replacing that facility.
Garcia did say the DOT inspects bridges on a
regular basis. Reports are reviewed and evaluated
and many factors go into any decision to replace a
bridge or establish a maintenance program.
Opponents of a planned 65-foot-high Anna
Maria drawbridge, including the Save Anna Maria
activist organization, won a victory earlier this year
when the DOT agreed to retain the present two-lane
drawbridge structure for at least the next 10 years
and spend money on improvements and mainte-
nance.
But the specter of 40,000 more Manatee County
residents by 2010, all wanting access to Anna Maria
Island and its beaches along with the current 250,000
residents, haunts Island activists and political lead-
ers.
"The land developers and the county keep adver-


The first bridge to the Island was the Cortez Bridge, pictured with Bradenton Beach in the background.


tising our beaches," said Save Anna Maria president
and former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola,
"but the developers never consider how we can keep
supporting more and more cars and people. Every-
body out east eventually wants to come here.
"There's only so much room on this Island. It
doesn't even matter if you build wider and higher
bridges. There are only so many cars we can sup-
port," she said.
"Once you reach a certain number of cars, the Is-
land has traffic gridlock," an all-too-frequent occur-
rence now during the winter tourist season and busy
holiday weekends, she said.
Every year will see more and more traffic to the
Island as Manatee's population increases, Pierola
said. By 2030, just 27 years away, experts have es-
timated the county's population will have doubled to
about 500,000 people.
"So we have to start planning now," but county
officials often seem indifferent to the needs of the Is-
land.
Her response to increasing access to the beaches
from eastern Manatee County is to resurrect the old
idea to extend 53rd Avenue out to Sarasota Bay and
build a bridge to Longboat Key.
"But Longboat Key doesn't want the bridge" so
it's not going to happen, she predicted.

Coast Guard raises the draw
Capt. Bruce Dragon of the U.S. Coast Guard's


7th District Headquarters Bridge Section in Miami
wouldn't mind seeing more high-rise bridges in
Florida.
Dragon has overall responsibility for water traf-
fic through Florida's drawbridges and controls the
times these bridges are raised. While the Coast
Guard can't tell the DOT what kind of bridge to
build, it has recommended that new bridges be
highrise structures similar to the Ringling Bridge in
Sarasota that's expected to open in late July 2003,
although current construction speed may be such
that it opens later.
The problem with drawbridges, said Dragon, is
that local governments all want to have fewer times
they are raised because of complaints from residents
related to traffic.
With all the growth on Florida's barrier islands
the past 20 years, island communities are constantly
complaining about the drawbridges and traffic prob-
lems, and the USCG would just as soon not have to
deal with complaints.
But there are no plans to change the times for
raising the Cortez or Anna Maria Bridge from the
current 20-minute differential between 6 a.m. and 7
p.m., he said, despite repeated requests from
Bradenton Beach officials.
Longboat Pass Bridge is now raised only on sig-
nal, Dragon said, because most boat traffic has
shifted to utilizing the New Pass Bridge at the south
end of Longboat Key for Gulf of Mexico access.


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THE ISLANDER M MAY 14, 2003 M PAGE 17


'Birdwatching Open' sights 53 species


Thirty-five birdwatchers counted 53 species of
birds at Waterlefe in the "Birdwatching Open" Satur-
day, part of the sixth annual International Migratory
Bird Day.
Nancy Ambrose of Holmes Beach, who was one of
the watchers, said the species were those that stay in the
area the year around; migratory birds are all gone from
here by now.
The object of the event was to identify as many
different birds as possible in 24 hours on managed
properties. She commended the management of
Waterlefe Golf & River Club as "very committed to
responsible environmental stewardship."
The species that participants saw:
Double crested cormorant, clapper rail, pilated
woodpecker, anhinga, king rail, loggerhead shrike,
great blue heron, common moorhen, blue jay, great
egret, sandhill crane, American crow, little blue heron,
killdeer, fish crow, tricolored heron, black-necked stilt,
purple martin, cattle egret;
Solitary sandpiper, barn swallow, green heron,
laughing gull, Carolina wren, black-crowned night
heron, Caspian tern, northern mockingbird, white
ibis, Forster's tern, European starling, black vulture,
least tern, northern parula, turkey vulture, Eurasian
collared dove, common yellowthroat, black-bellied
whistling duck, mourning dove, eastern towhee and
mallard.
Also seen, common ground dove, northern car-
dinal, mottled duck, barred owl, red-winged black-
bird, osprey, common nighthawk, common grackle,
bald eagle, red-bellied woodpecker, boat-tailed
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Care for storm drains, -Students, teacher
v..,"* show art, pride,
attitude
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Manatee High School
The Gulf of Mexico and Anna Maria Sound on the students' art works are on
bayside of Anna Maria Island get enough junk acciden- exhibit at the Anna Maria
tally, there's every reason for us Islanders not to con- I.- island Art League during
tribute. May in the 10th annual
That's the theme of an insert distributed to Holmes "show created by Islander/
Beach homes in today's Islander, detailing problems teacher Rob Reiber, right.
that come with trash that goes down drains and water Student exhibitors, from
that doesn't because of trash plugging the drains. i left, lan Frederickson and
It's easy to avoid the problems, from proper Dani Wood, both of
cleanup and disposal of trash to keeping pollutants out --. Bradenton, and Jessica
of the water. The pamphlet, which was planned by the Hickerson of Holmes
Al Wiedorn of the Holmes Beach Civic Association, Beach, were feted at the
funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management opening reception. The
District and prepared by The Islander, shows how. gallery is at 5312 Holmes
The Civic Association also plans to distribute the Blvd., Holmes Beach.
brochure to the three Island cities, local public works Islander Photo: Banner Jo
departments, libraries and other locations.
Mums for mom
The always popular mum .
Annual baby bird shower sale on Saturday before
Sunday at sanctuary Mother's Day at the Anna to
Maria Elementary School '
The Pelican Man's annual baby bird shower is benefits the Manatee High
scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Peli- School 'Canes band 0
can Man's Bird Sanctuar) on City Island. program. Drum major Ben
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 14, 2003 W PAGE 19


Memorable 'Affaire' tops record


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"An Affaire to Remember" has done it again, bro-
ken its own records raising money for the sponsoring
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
All told, the "Affaire" realized $286,011, and of
that the Center says it will have 92 percent to put into
its youth and adult programs. Plus, it will get $77,000
from an anonymous donor who again this year offered
to match the proceeds of the "Affaire's" live auction.
The total compares with the previous record of
$271,886.50 from 2002's "Affaire," which in turn
compared with the then record of $207,576 raised in
2001.
The $5,000 cash giveaway was won by Andy
Price, chief of the West Manatee Fire and Rescue Dis-
trict and president of the Center's board of directors, a
longtime supporter of and worker for the Center.
The 53-inch flat-screen TV set, given by the Lutz,
Webb & Bobo law firm, went to a Bradenton man who
has yet to claim the prize and put only a first name and
phone number on his ticket.
Dr. Andre Renard of Holmes Beach won the dia-
mond bracelet sponsored by Jessie's Island Store, and
on acceptance, wife Carol Whitmore donated the dia-
mond bracelet won in last year's "Affaire" drawing.
That diamond bracelet was auctioned off with Bonner
Joy of Holmes Beach the winning bidder, who then
gave her diamond bracelet, won in a fierce bidding
competition with none other than Whitmore at the
"Affaire" four years ago. The high bidder on Joy's
bracelet was Dr. Bill Bystrom.
Pick of the Live went to Ed and Rosemarie
Edwards of Anna Maria. Their prize included three
days and two nights at the Sea World Renaissance, two
Discovery Cove passes to help train dolphins and be a
guest trainer at Sea World, and snorkeling with mana-
tees at Crystal River.
The Chihuahua puppy donated by Bark and Meow
of Cortez was bought by Herman Fernandez, who in
turn gave it to John Home and fiancee Jennifer Dolce
as an early wedding present.
The Affaire was at St. Bernard Church, and was
sold out before the doors opened.


The "Affaire" committee was recognized with compliments, applause and roses before the brisk, top dollar
bidding for vacation trips, artwork, diamonds, fishing trips, football tickets and more got under way. Islander
Photos: J.L. Robertson and Bonner Joy


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winners: Top
bidders the
Fernandez'
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as an early
wedding gift to
John Home and
fiancee Jennifer
Dolce. Ilona
Kenrick, who
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popped up
between Home
and Dolce with
congratula-
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Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Kathy
Hayes draws a winning prize ticket with AMICC's
Scott Dell.


Bidders four and five deep lined the tables laden with
silent auction items in the "ballroom" at St. Bernard
Catholic Church.


Manatee County Commissioner Pat Glass perused
the auction art and chuckled over a proposed ban on
nudity in a northern county.
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silent auction bids before settling down to scrump-
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Kathleen Grandstad: Islander teacher spotlight


Each week The Islander spotlights one of Anna
Maria Elementary School's teachers.
This week, third-grade teacher Kathleen Grandstad
is in our spotlight.
Hailing from New Jersey, Grandstad moved to
Florida in 1973 and to Manatee County in 1978.
She has been teaching at AME for 17 years and is
certified to teach elementary education and art to kin-
dergarten through sixth-grades.
She earned her bachelor's degree in art at Georgian
Court College in New Jersey. She also holds a master's
degree in curriculum from National Lewis University
in Illinois.
Before teaching elementary education at AME, she
taught art at several Manatee County schools including
Palma Sola, Samoset, Orange Ridge and Stewart el-
ementary.
Grandstad believes learning is a lifelong process.
She is presently taking an English Speakers of Other
Languages class as well as an art class.
Painting is one of her hobbies and she enjoys draw-
ing. Art was one of her favorite subjects in school. She
was also fond of social studies.
"I enjoy learning about other cultures," said
Grandstad, "and some of the projects I look forward to
doing with my students include learning about ancient
Greece and Rome and making mummies."
A love for teaching runs in Grandstad's family -
her sister Maureen Loveland also teaches at AME. But
she credits one of her eighth-grade teachers with influ-
encing her to teach with his own willingness to help
students.
Grandstad said she loves the atmosphere at AME
and her own children attended the bayside school. Her
daughter, Amanda, is 22 and son Greg is 20. She and
husband Dennis live in Anna Maria, as do the


Islander spotlight
Kathleen Grandstad, pictured with her students, teaches third-grade at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Lovelands and mom and dad, Agnes and George
Tooker.


When not in the classroom or at the art easel,
Grandstad said she likes to exercise and go antiquing.


Book reporters
AME fifth-graders Kendra Zeimis, Hilary Hathaway
and Kirsten Whitt lined up to give their book reports
to fellow classmates in Anne Kinnan's class. Zeimis
reported on "The Year My Parents Ruined My Life"
by Martha Freeman, Hathaway reported on "The
Dragon of Lonely Island" by Rebecca Rupp and
Whitt's report was on Kate DiCamillo's "Because of
Winn Dixie." Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Anna Maria Elementary

School Menu
Monday, May 19
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Manager's Choice
Tuesday, May 20
Breakfast: Manager's Choice, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Salad Shaker,
Goldfish Tomato Soup, Chocolate Chip Cookie,
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Wednesday, May 21
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Manager's Choice
Thursday, May 22
Breakfast: Manager's Choice, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Fish Shapes with Roll or Stuffed Shells,
Seasoned Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Friday, May 23
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Manager's Choice
Milk and juice are served with every meal.


Reading journey
Nash Thompson spoke to fellow AME fifth-graders
about her book report featuring Sheila Burnford's
"The Incredible Journey."


Monster report
Fifth-grader James Hall gave a book report on R.L.
Stine's "The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena."


IMS appreciation
Volunteers at the Island
Middle School were
treated to breakfast in
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coming off the press
Longboat Key Turtle Watch has chosen its 2003
poster design, begun the initial press run and launched T-
shirt sales.
Gillian Busard, Turtle Watch president, announced
the winner of the turtle poster contest as Teresa Knab of
Longboat, who is to sign.the first 100 posters. They will
be available "by donation" at the Whitney Beach Plaza
Post Office, or by calling 387-7465.
The poster was chosen as the best depiction of the sea
turtle's plight while nesting and the needs for "lights out,"
said Brusard.
The T-shirts are turquoise with reverse printing of the
turtle in white. They are available in short sleeves and tank
tops from children's to X-large.


Applause! Applause!
Anna Maria Elementary School closed out its performance of "The Music Man Junior" May 7 with applause
for the fifth-grade performers, teachers and volunteers. The encore included a repeat of "Music Man"
Stephen Thomas'flag waving to the "76 Trombones" music. The show was a sell-out for the two nights of
performances and the audiences left raving! Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Historical society to elect
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will
elect officers and honor the year's volunteers at 7:30
p.m. Monday, May 19.
The meeting, the last one until October, will be at
the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
A party for officers old and new and for volunteers
will follow the election, with refreshments and enter-
tainment. The Quarternotes will provide big band mu-


officers, honor volunteers
sic, polkas, Latin melodies and a military tribute.
Officers whose terms are up are Gordon Atkinson,
president; Betsy Atkinson, vice president; Pat
Copeland, recording secretary; Anne Simmons, corre-
sponding secretary; and George McKay, treasurer.
The meeting and party are open to the public. Fur-
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Maria, possibly because it bounced out of the bed of his
pickup truck, according to the report.
May 8, open door, 100 block Willow Avenue.
Deputies responded to a call of an open door at a va-
cant residence. Nothing seemed to be missing, and the
door was locked and a case card left.

Bradenton Beach
May 7, domestic, 100 block First Street. Officers
responded to a call from a woman who said her boy-
friend was "holding her captive and beat her up," ac-
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threw her to the ground and would not let her make any
phone calls, although officers could not detect any ap-
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broken the back window of her truck and taken her purse.
She said she had noticed a small white car parked near her
vehicle when she went to the beach, and believed that "the
perpetrators sat in a vehicle across the street and continu-
ally fired a BB gun at her vehicle until the window shat-
tered," according to the report. Officers noticed small
dents that appeared to have been made with a BB. Among
the contents of the purse were earrings valued at $4,000.
May 4, theft, Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive. A store
employee said he watched someone leave their Mercedes
sedan, take a package of muffins, return to the vehicle and
drive off. The vehicle was located and the driver said he
had looked at the muffins but had not taken any. The
manager of the store agreed she would not press charges
if the driver agreed to pay $2.69 for the muffins, which he
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May 5, criminal mischief, 4000 block Fifth Avenue.
A contractor said unknown people had pushed over a wall
that was under construction at the site. Damage was esti-
mated at $500.
May 7, burglary, 100 block 30th Street. The com-
plainant said someone had taken the canvas cover off his
boat, which was stored at his back porch.
May 7, theft, 100 block 73rd Street. The complainant
said someone had taken $600 from his wallet.
May 7, harassment, 2900 block Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant said he was threatened by a contractor doing work
at his address. The contractor said he had not been paid;
the complainant said the work was not finished. The con-
tractor was issued a trespass warning and the-matter was
referred to the state attorney's office.
May 8, Marchman Act, 3200 East Bay Drive. Police
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8 to 10 a.m. "How to Promote your Business
and Get In the News" with a panel of experts at the
Holiday Inn, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 387-9519.
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Is-
land Players luncheon at the Bradenton Yacht Club,
4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto. Information: 792-
7818.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Working ON Your Busi-
ness, Not IN It" with Laura Plum at the Holiday Inn,
4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
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6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
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Thursday, May 15
7:30 to 9 a.m. UBS PaineWebber Small Busi-
ness Person of the Year Awards breakfast at the Holi-
day Inn, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
7 to 8 p.m. Teen GIRLS Forum at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Friday, May 16
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bradenton Beach Golden Ju-
bilee city facilities open house, including tours and re-
freshments at city hall, the police station, public works
and the Tingley Memorial Library. Information: 778-
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11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family fun festival with arti-
sans, food, beverages, music and antique autos at
Gamble Planation Historic State Park. Admission to
Gamble Manstion free. 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton.

Monday, May 19
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. Anna Maria Island Historical Society
meeting, election of officers, volunteer recognition and
entertainment at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

Tuesday, May 20
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Anna Maria Elementary
School Kid's Karoke night at Beef O'Brady's, Cortez
Road, Bradenton. Information: 708-5525.
7 to 9 p.m. Teen art program at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Wednesday, May 21
6p.m. Bradenton Beach Golden Jubilee dinner
celebration at the Beach House Restaurant. Informa-
tion: 778-9390. Fee applies.
6p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.
6 to 9 p.m. Reggae on the Bay at Selby Gar-
dens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Information: 366-
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Ongoing:
Art by Marilyn Cassidy at the Artists Guild Gallery,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through May 31.
Information: 778-1788.
Manatee High School Student Exhibit at the Anna
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10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through May 18. Infor-
mation: 778-5755. Fee applies.

Upcoming:
Jubilee Day on Bridge Street May 24.
Vacation Bible School at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church July 14-18 with registration now.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 boating
skills and seamanship program June 3.
Islandwide blood drive June 7-8.


Island-long blood drive
honors Father's Day
A two-day, three-part blood drive honoring
Father's Day is being organized for June 7-8 in all
three Anna Maria Island cities for the Manatee Com-
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Blood will be received from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat-
urday, June 7, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 8.
Father's Day is the following Sunday.
The locations for the drive will be:
In Anna Maria, Marina Pointe Realty/A Pine
Avenue Salon, 314 Pine Ave.
Holmes Beach, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive.
Bradenton Beach, Beach House Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N.
A $100 donation will be made in each donor's
honor to one of four nonprofit organizations: Anna
Maria Island Community Center, Wildlife Education
Rehabilitation of Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, or Anna Maria Island Privateers.
Sponsors of this third annual drive are
Tropicana, Pepsi-Cola Co., Marina Pointe Realty, A
Pine Avenue Salon, Beach House Restaurant and
The Islander.
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gift recently when fisherman Lance Young volunteered
to strip down the old wooden bar and install a new fin-
ish.
Bait shop manager Cliff Alcorn said it was one of
the nicest things anyone has done for the shop.
"He actually volunteered. He stripped it down and
now we've got a nice looking bar," said Cliff. "The old
one was getting kind of beat up."
Cliff's been the manager for the past few years at
the shop, where fisherman can find all types of bait,
tackle, snacks, sodas, and the "coldest beer on the pier,"
said Cliff with a laugh.
The shop also rents rods and reels for those who
decide to fish on the spur of the moment.
"But the fishing advice is free," he added.
"We've been catching Spanish mackerel, flounder
and mangrove snapper lately, along with some sheep-
shead," Cliff said.
"There are still a lot of snook, but they are out of
season now."
To find out what's biting at the pier, call Cliff at
779-1667.


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Duffy's veggieburger
Peggi Davenport displays a Duffy's veggieburger
that is now a menu standard at the popular Holmes
Beach tavern. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Got veggies?
Add.Duffy's Tavern at 5808 Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach to the growing list of eating establish-
ments that are offering alternative menu items for pa-
trons.
Duffy's now has a veggieburger that's made with
soy protein for discerning palates, or people who are
just plain vegetarians.
"We've been selling one or two every day since it
came on the menu," said Peggi Davenport of Duffy's.
"They're really quite good."
Staff member Layla Copeland came up with the
idea as she's a vegetarian herself.
The veggieburger has all the same great taste as a
regular Duffy's burger, said Davenport, and guests can
still wash down their veggies with the coldest beer on
the Island.
To order your veggieburger, or any Duffyburger,
call 778-2501.


Turtles ace lighting
Scott Ridgeway of Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware at
3352 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach displays the
new Glare Buster outdoor lighting system available
at the store. The Glare Buster is considered turtle
friendly by the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
organization. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Turtles draw ace
An outdoor lighting system considered friendly to
nesting turtles and hatchlings by the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch organization is now available at
Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware at 3352 East Bay
Drive in Holmes Beach.
Ace Hardware manager Scott Ridgeway said the
Glare Buster lighting system is easy to install and the
store will try to have at least two systems on hand at all
times.
But not to worry if the store gets caught short, Scott


said. He can special-order more Glare Busters from the
company's main warehouse and delivery usually takes
only a few days.
He's already sold several Glare Busters, which
presently come in just one size, he said.
For more information on the Glare Buster at Ace
Hardware, call 778-0999.

Chiles Group eyes laundromat
Ed Chiles of the Chiles group of restaurants said
he has signed a contract to purchase the building con-
taining the Anna Maria Laundromat at 9908 Gulf
Drive in Anna Maria.
Chiles said he hopes to use the laundromat for
commercial purposes for his three restaurants: the
Sandbar in Anna Maria, the Beach House in Bradenton
Beach, and the Mar Vista on Longboat Key.
With an in-house laundromat, Chiles said he would
look at upgrading the linens, tablecloths and napkins
used at all three restaurants, instead of paying an out-
side service for usage, cleaning and delivery of those
products.
Terms of the pending contract were not disclosed,
but Chiles said the real estate office in the same build-
ing would remain.
The building is located adjacent to a vacant lot on
Gulf Drive owned by Chiles that is used as a parking
lot for Sandbar restaurant patrons.


Realty raves
Gail Tutewiler again turned up tops in April both
in obtaining new listings and in sales at the Holmes
Beach office of Wedebrock Real Estate Co. Other, win-
ners: the Mike Migone/Tina Rudek team in both list-
ings and sales at the Longboat Key office, Bridget
Spiess in both categories at Avenue of the Flowers,
Courtney Campbell in sales at Longboat Key, and Jim
Foster in the commercial division.
Wagner Realty's top agents at the Anna Maria Is-
land office in April were Becky Smith and Elfi Starett
in bringing in new listings, and David Moynihan for
sales volume. On Longboat Key, Deni Dillon led in
listings and Bill Greene in sales. Smith and Starrett
were the Island's winners in the "closed volume" cat-
egory, and Jack McCormick led that division on
Longboat.
Alan Galletto led in obtaining new listings during
April at Island Real Estate, and Jon Kent and Richard
Freeman closed the most sales during the month.



Island real estate sales
7302 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach, a 820 sfla 2bed/
1 bath/I car home built in 1954 on a 92x85 lot, was sold
4/1/03, Loesser to Estes, for $308,000; list $329,900.
7805 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 816 sfla duplex
built in 1956 on a 55x80 lot, was sold 4/4/03, Widholm
to Powers, for $255,000; list $279,500.
784 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 2,754 sfla 5bed/
5bath/lcar home (zoned duplex) and built in 1971 on
an 87x 100 lot, was sold 4/2/03, Beverly to Elco Inc. for
$900,000; list $939,000.
901 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 3 Pelican Cove
PLEASE SEE ISLAND BIZ, NEXT PAGE


Live bait
CliffAlcorn has been the manager of the Anna
Maria City Pier Bait Shop since it opened in Decem-
ber 2001. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Just another day in paradise
The Anna Maria City Pier Bait Shop got a nice


Chiles laundromat
Ed Chiles of the Sandbar restaurant has signed a contract to purchase the building containing the Anna
Maria Laundromat at 9908 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. The building is separate from the structure just north
of the laundromat, although the two appear to be connected. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin





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Island Biz
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26
Resort 1, a 962 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1983,
was sold 4/2/03, Paul to Morehouse, for $335,000; list
$359,000.
101 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 2,028 sfla
4bed/4bath duplex built in 1949 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 4/8/03, Beigh to Nugent, for $550,000; list
$595,000.
218 85th St., a 1,196 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool
home built in 1981 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 4/11/03,
Johnson to Dujardin, for $380,000.
523 Loquat, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,111 sfla
3bed/3bath/3car home built in 1980 on a 95x101 lot,
was sold for the seventh time 4/11/03, Turton to Stella,
for $660,000; list $699,000. Original selling price was
$136,000 by developer to Pennington 10/01/80.
5800 Imperiore, Holmes Beach, a 980 sfla 2bed/
lbath/lcar home built in 1968 on a 52x101 lot, was
sold 4/10/03, Bryan to Phelps, for $299,900; list
$299,900.
618 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a canal and golf
course front 2,229 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car/pool home
built by seller in 1969 on a 95x105, was sold 4/7/03,
Patsios to Hynds, for $565,000; list $595,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 40 North
Beach Village 3, a 1,536 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo
built in 1991, was sold 4/8/03, Collins to Cottrell, for
$380,000; list $399,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 191 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 4/14/03, Upp to Hurst, for $299,000.
211 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria, a 1,060 sfla
2bed/1.5bath/lcar home built in 1968 on a 90x 125 lot,
was sold 4/16/03, Bennett to Moore, for $360,000; list
$400,000.
2311 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 2,184 sfla
duplex built in 1962 on two lots measuring 100x100,
was sold 4/14/03, Wolcott to Simmons / Cornerstone
Investment Trust, for $235,000.
26 Seaside Ct., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 978
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car attached home built in 1964 on a
25x890 lot, was sold 4/167/03, Antinori to Jorgensen,
for $277,000.
517 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,303 sfla


Talkin' turtle
Members of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch invited rental property managers from Island real estate offices
to a luncheon to discuss proper beachfront lighting and distribute informational packets on protecting marine
turtles. AMITW will soon be offering early morning educational walks with residents, as soon as there are
enough nests to visit, and interested persons may sign up by calling AMITW's turtle education center at 778-
1435. Islander Photo: Courtesy Turtle Watch


4bed/2.5bath/2car home built in 1992 on a 75x1 15 lot,
was sold 4/17/03, Loomis to Gray, for $590,000; list
$649,500.
518 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,259 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1969 on an 80x107 lot,
was sold 4/18/03, Coughlin to Dan Howe Holdings Inc/
Bill Gryboski Holdings Inc. for $355,000; list
$389,900.
530 74th St., Holmes Beach, a two-sided
canalfront end of cul-de- sac 1,793 sfla 3bed/2bath/
2car/pool home built in 1968 on a 138x150 lot, was
sold 4/18/03, Newcomb to Kinkaid, for $810,000; list
$995,000.
6005 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 119 Playa


Encantada, a 1,011 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980,
was sold 4/16/03, Moore to Cripe, for $335,000; list
$345,000.
901 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 6 Pelican Cove
Resort, a 962 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1983, was
sold 4/14/03, Kline to Calabrese, for $345,000; list
$359,000.
1699 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 10 Bradenton
Beach Club 2, a new bayside condo of unknown size,
was sold 4/25/03, AMI Bayshore to Hazlett, for
$475,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2003.


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Tales from cleaning off the desktop


This version of "Sandscript" is from the clean-off-
the-desk series in an ever-vain attempt to get enough
paper out of the way that I can actually see if there is a
wood surface of the table on which I type.

Randy's coming! Randy's coming!
Thanks to the Island's Florida fiction fans, The
Islander's author luncheon with Randy Wayne White
is a sellout. The May 31 event is hosted by Ooh La La!
Bistro, Circle Books and the newspaper and will fea-
ture White's newly released book, "Everglades."
We kinda pulled a coup on this event. Publishing
companies do a thing called a "lay-down date" on
books of significance, the day when.bookstores across
the country may begin to sell the selected tome. The
lay-down date for "Everglades" is actually June 2,
which means that patrons of either Circle Books or our
signing luncheon will have a jump-start on the novel
ahead of everybody else in the world.
I've been thinking about Mr. White in the past few
days, and dug out a column he wrote in "Outside"
magazine in September 1996 entitled "The Big
Queasy." The magazine piece apparently started the
friendly feud between White and another popular
Florida fiction writer, James W. Hall.
The piece is available online at White's Website
randywaynewhite.com. What White describes in the
piece is his attempt to prevent motion sickness through
a special homeopathic cure, and decided that Jim Hall
would be the perfect sucker uh, I mean subject -
for his remedy.
"About his work," White wrote in his column
about Hall, "The New York Times Book Review once
stated, 'James W. Hall's writing runs as clean and fast
as the Gulf Stream waters.' Obviously, the reviewer
had never been in the Gulf Stream in a boat that was
down-current from Jim Hall."
"The first time I became seasick," Hall said in the
magazine piece, "was in a friend's boat off Key Largo.
It got a little choppy and my friend said, 'Hope you
don't get seasick.' That's.all it took. I.spent the next
hour being unwell." .
White, of course, never suffered the agonies of mo-
tion sickness. "But I had been a fishing guide for many
years and I'd seen hundreds of Hall's desperate kindred
abandoning all pretense of human dignity before heaven
and anyone dumb enough to watch," White wrote.
"No one could doubt that I wasn't sympathetic.
I've watched mature adults perform like Veg-O-
Matics, then crawl off my skiff without tipping. I once
returned from Mariel Harbor, Cuba, with a boat full of
147 puking refugees. I don't understand seasickness?
What I understand is that you people make the mess but
never stick around to help clean up. Which is why I've
dedicated so much time to devising a cure."
White's "cure" involved force-feeding spaghetti
into Hall the night before a fishing trip, followed by a
breakfast of chocolate-chip cookies, ginger capsules,
then stuffing cotton into Hall's ears. White then began
to gut a bunch of fish and spread the offal throughout
the cabin while he started to smoke a cigar.
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Hall has said that none of what White wrote was
true, although he did say that he was convinced that
White tried to kill him.
White said that it all actually happened and that
Hall is something of a sissy, or words to that effect.
Hall, by the way, will be in the area, and hopefully
there will be another "Ooh La luncheon," June 30 to
promote his new book, "Off the Chart."

Sick puppies
Two of the dogs at the office have been making a
sort of gargling-snorting-coughing noise for the past
few days. First fears of kennel cough have been allayed
by the vet, though, and it appears that they have some
kind of allergy.
Dogs get allergies? Apparently so, since the mutts
have responded well to allergy medication and are.do-
ing better. Still, one is on antibiotics.
But there is another weird animal issue in points
south. As of last week, 10 dogs in the Gasparilla Bay
area have been stricken with red-tide poisoning.
There's been a bad red tide outbreak down there for the
past few months, and it appears that canines as well as
fish are feeling the results.
None of the doggies have died from the toxin that red
tide blooms produce, but it apparently has been close.
Symptoms are "drunk" behavior, disorientation, heavy
salivation, seizures and temporary blindness, according to
the "Boca Beacon" newspaper in Boca Grande.
The paper reports that red tide affecting dogs is so
unusual that most biologists haven't compiled any data
on it, although all the vets in the area are now aware of


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Longboat Key Club Harbourside.
Proceeds from the tournament, being arranged
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the potential threat and are prepared for it.
Well, since The Islander cairn terriers haven't been
to the beach, either here or in Boca Grande, we elimi-
nated that source of irritation as well.
One more thing for pet owners to worry about, eh?

Sick humans
Did you see the item in one of the newspapers that
comes out every day about the guy being sentenced to
eight years in prison for kicking a dog?
Seems a Bradenton man kicked a sheriff s office dog
while being arrested. The K-9 doggies are thought of as
regular officers, although four-legged and shorter than
most, and injury of the mutt is a third-degree felony.
The guy received a sentence of more than three
times the usual because of his history of felony convic-
tions 15 of them.
The dog limped for a while after being kicked, but
otherwise seems to be fine.

Cuffs to you
Nylon handcuff manufacturers have seen a 500-per-
cent increase in sales in the past few months, and the trend
is expected to only increase in these unsettled times.
The plastic cuffs probably straps is a better term
- are popular for military and law enforcement offic-
ers when they've got a slew of bad guys to restrain. The
San Francisco cops used them to arrest anti-war dem-
onstrators a while back.
At less than $2 per plastic cuff, versus up to $45 for
regular handcuffs, the new technology seems to make
sense in large disturbance settings.
Orders are pouring in for EZ Cuff, which delivered
40,000 to U.S. troops in Iraq.
And you've gotta love the quote from one of the
strap manufacturers, who watched as prisoners were
transported from the Middle East to Cuba wearing the
plastic ties:
"We tied up the Taliban."

Sandscript factoid
Everybody seems to love catching a writer in a
mistake, and my buddy Paul Bergin had a good
"gotcha" with Jim Hall's new book, "Off the Chart."
Paul got a copy of an advanced reader's copy of
Hall's newest mystery, and noticed that at the near-end
of the book our heroes had flown into the bad guys' en-
campment in a plane that was nearly out of fuel.
After the obligatory shoot-out, the good guys made
it back to the plane and flew off into the sunset still
without any gasoline in the aircraft.
Paul shot an e-mail off to Hall pointing out the dis-
crepancy. Howsit happening? or something to that effect.
Hall shot him back a missive, that went something
like:
"Oops, you're right. Based on your comments, I
changed the ending, and everybody died in a horrible
crash in the end. Thanks for helping me kill off my
series characters."
That Jim Hall is quite a kidder, isn't he?
Or is he? I guess we'll have to get his new one to
find out if he really did change the ending.



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So where are all the tarpon hookups?


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon are still teasing fishers off the beaches and
in Tampa Bay, with lots of reports of rolling silver
kings, but no hookups as yet.
Offshore action for grouper and snapper continues
to be good, though, and mackerel are still a good bet.
Inshore action for trout, redfish and catch-and-re-
lease snook is also excellent.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait and Tackle in Cortez said he put Ted
Thorenson onto kingfish between 14-28 pounds, losing
some up to 40 pounds, plus catch-and-release snook,
and tarpon are finally starting to show up.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's getting 27-inch, 7-pound trout on a
regular basis, plus lots of catch-and-release snook and
reds to 19 inches caught on artificial and live bait.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's finding
lots of bonita offshore and some kingfish plus some
really big mackerel up to 5 pounds. Backwater action
continues to be great for catch-and-release snook, plus
big redfish in Miguel Bay.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's been catching
permit, mackerel and a few kingfish about eight miles
offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's catching lots of red grouper about 30
miles out in the Gulf, with one hookup that was 26
pounds. There are also a few gag grouper to 10 pounds,
some blackfin tuna and plenty of mangrove snapper.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said tar-
pon are starting to show up around Passage and
Egmont keys. Offshore grouper fishing remains fair to
good, although the fish seem to be moving into deeper
water as water temperatures warm. Best bets for in-
shore fishers continues to be trout and reds, he added.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said mangrove
snapper have "invaded" the pier, plus fishers are reel-
ing in lots of pompano, redfish at night and lots of
snook are hanging around. Tarpon have also been spot-
ted but not as-yet hooked.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report catch-
ing and releasing snook at night, mackerel in the morn-
ings with white jigs working the best or small silver
spoons. Tarpon are rolling past, but no hookups as yet.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he's been fishing in 40 to 115 feet of
water, using mostly live baits and some frozen Span-
ish sardines, and has been putting his charters onto
catches of red grouper to 20 pounds, gag grouper to 15
pounds, kingfish to 20 pounds, amberjack to 30
pounds, and large sharks and barracuda.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's getting into good catches of red grou-
per and snapper offshore, and is getting good-size
catch-and-release snook in the bays.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
people are doing well with catch-and-release snook on
the higher tides in the bays, and reds are hanging out
among the mangroves, also at higher tides. Good-sized
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See Island Resident Don Remig for all your Sea-Doo needs!



FISH TALES

WELCOME
We'd love to hear your fish stories,
and pictures are welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-7978
or stop by our office in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.


Beach, he said, and farther out grouper fishing has
slowed a bit but snapper are still a good bet.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots of big trout at Terra Ceia Bay, good re-
ports of oversize redfish up in Cockroach Bay, still
some snapper along the ship channels in Tampa Bay,
and reports are starting about tarpon rolling off the
beaches and in Tampa Bay.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching mackerel
to 30 inches running in the 4- to 5-pound range, king-
fish to 20 pounds, trout to 22 inches and reds to 27
inches. Scottie Stoddard of Longboat Key went out
with me one day last week and caught four reds to 27
inches, plus catch-and-release trout to 25 inches.
Good luck and good fishing.


Captain Doug Moran


* Snook
* Trout


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Tarpon


USCG Licensed (jdH., e//
Half & Full Day Charters
(941) 792-0035
Cell: (941) 737-3535


Shark
attack
Francois Van
Mechelen, left,
and Dirk Van
Dingenen,
both of
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caught several
blacktip
sharks,
including this
150-pounder,
while fishing
with Capt.
Gary Huffmnan
aboard the
"Tuna
Breath."


























Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.


Capt. Mike's
Charter. Boat
"MAGIC"
Backwater Near Shore Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing Reservations a must
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!

779-9607
Capt. Mike Heistand USCG Licensed






PAGE 30 N MAY 14, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Physicians No. 2 seed in season-ending tourney


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Island Family Physicians edged First National
Bank & Trust 3-1 Saturday, May 10, to finish its first
season in second place in the Manatee Girls' Softball
recreational league.
IFP finished the season with an impressive 13-7
mark, with three of its losses coming at the hands of
first-place Active Images, including a 4-3 loss Tues-
day, May 6. The second-place finish earns IFP the sec-
ond seed in the season-ending tournament, which gets
started Tuesday, May 13. IFP will first take on the win-
ner of the May 12 game between USA Fence and
Manatee Mobile Marine.
Runs were hard to come by in Saturday's IFP vic-
tory, as both pitchers Ally Titsworth for IFP and
Kacee Dozier of First National were very tough to
hit.
Titsworth pitched three innings and scattered six
hits and one run, while striking out three to earn the
victory.
IFP scored all of the runs they would need in the
top of the first when Brooke Fitzgerald singled into left
field and scored on a triple by Titsworth. Titsworth
hustled home on a throwing error for the second run of
the inning.
First National halved the score in the bottom of the
inning, getting a lead-off single from Gabby Grubbs,
which was followed by singles from Krissy
D'Agostino and Dozier to plate Grubbs.
The second inning was quiet for IFP on offense,
but they had their work cut out for them on defense
after First's Michelle Vogler led off the bottom half of
the inning with a single. A throwing error sent Vogler
around the bases and into third with no outs, but
Titsworth induced Uriah Scott to ground out back to
the mound for the first out. Sydney Roberts followed
with a popup to Sage Geerearts for the second out be-
fore Titsworth took things into her own hands when she
caught the last batter looking at a called third strike to
maintain IFP's 2-1 lead.
Island Family Physicians added an insurance run
in the third when Molly McDonough led off with a
stand-up double to left field and later scored on an RBI
double by Fitzgerald for a 3-1 lead.
IFP dodged a bullet in the bottom of the third
when, with one out, D'Agostino reached on a single,
bringing Dozier to the plate. Dozier ripped a single in
the gap in left-center, but Botero hustled to retrieve the
ball and throw it to Emma Barlow who gunned
D'Agostino out at the plate for the second out of the
inning.
Dozier advanced to third on the play at the plate,
but the next batter popped out to Titsworth on the
mound to end the First National scoring threat.
Barlow relieved Titsworth on the mound for the last
inning and recorded a one-two-three inning that saw her
make two nice plays on a grounder back to the mound and
pop fly behind the pitcher's mound. The last chance for
First National was snuffed out when Sarah Howard
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Anna Maria Island

youth baseball

schedules

Junior League (ages 13-14)
Date Field Time Visitors vs. Ho
May 12 N. River 6:30 p.m. The Islander v


May 16 Bray


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Kicklighter Funeral
6:30 p.m. The Islander vs.
West Coast Alum.


WMFD Majors (ages 11-12)
Date Field Time Visitor vs. Home
May 14 AMICC 7:30 p.m. Car Care vs.
WMFD
May 16 AMICC 7:30 p.m. Troxler & Smith
vs. WMFD

AA (ages 7-10) All games scheduled at AMICC
Date Time Visitors vs. Home
May 14 6 p.m. Island Lumber vs. Gateway Solutions
May 15 6 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs. Betsy Hill Realty
I'dy 17 4 p.m. Gateway Solutions vs. Island Lumber
May 17 6 p.m. Betsy Hill Realty vs. Morgan Stanley


Molly McDonough pulls into second with a stand-up double during Island Family Physicians' 3-1 victory in
Manatee Girls Softball action at Palma Sola Park.


Emma Bat/iL'H /it li ,l.'~ N I l Ju I 'i- %t 'i' ~t l1n. J11 .;
Island Family Physicians' 3-1 victory in Manatee
Girls Softball action at Palma Sola Park.


Nicole Botero connectsfor a second-inning single
during Island Family Physicians' 3-1 victory over
First National Bank & Trust in Manatee Girls
Softball action at Palma Sola Park.


Ally Titsworth had
three strikeouts in
three innings of work
to claim the pitching
win for Island
Family Physicians in
Manatee Girls
Softball action at
Palma Sola Park.


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cleanly fielded Scott's grounder to second and threw to
Titsworth on first to seal the 3-1 victory.
Titsworth finished the day 2-for-2, including a
triple and one run scored, and Barlow singled, doubled
and scored one run to lead the IFP offense, which also
received a double and one run from McDonough.
Botero and Hailey Dearlove each added singles for IFP
in the win.


The Islander's Juniors split games
The Islander defeated Ball & Shoe Thursday, May
8, before dropping a 10-4 decision to Beef O'Brady's
on Saturday, May 10, in Junior League baseball to
move to 9-4 on the season.
Thursday night saw The Islander earn a shutout
victory over Ball & Shoe behind the combined pitch-
ing efforts of Pat Cole and Sean Price. Cole started and
went four innings, allowing two hits while striking out
eight. Price finished up with three innings of one-hit
ball, including four strikeouts to earn the save.
Lead-off hitter Chad Richardson sparked the of-
fense with a perfect 3-for-3 performance, including two
runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Steve Faasse had
a pair of singles and one run scored to lead The Islander
at the plate. Other contributions came from Connor
Bystrom, who singled and scored one run, while Kevin
Kirn and Tim Bouziane each scored one run in the vic-
tory.
Saturday's game saw The Islander grab a 4-1 lead
after two innings, thanks to the generosity of Beef
O'Brady's, which walked a batter, hit a batter and com-
mitted five errors that allowed Chad Richardson, Sean
Price, Pat Cole and Connor Bystrom to all score with-
out the benefit of a hit.
O'Beef ,scratclledout a pair of runs in the top of the
third as Keith Jaudon walked in front of Tommy
Wooten, who doubled. Josh Strawn plated Jaudon with
a sacrifice fly to right, while Wooten came home when
Will Kretzman's fly ball was dropped for an error.
Beef's took the lead for good in the fifth with four
runs on two hits, two errors and free passes to first via
walk or getting hit by a pitch.


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The Islander shortstop Chad Richardson makes a nifty play on a ground ball up the middle during a 10-4 loss
to Beef O'Brady's in Junior Little League baseball action at Birdie Tebbetts Field.


The loss drops The Islander to 9-4 on the season as
they head into the home stretch looking to improve
their seeding status for the Junior League tournament.
The Islander managed only two hits a double by
Pittman and a single by Cole in the loss.

Center springs into sports
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is host-
ing a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday, May 24.
There are age divisions from 8-9 all the way up to 40-
plus. Signups are being accepted as a team or for indi-
viduals just looking to teamup and play.
All participants are guaranteed two or more games
and a 3-on-3 T-shirt. Teams are allowed a maximum of
four players. There will also be a slam-dunk contest
and a three-point shootout for prizes. For more info,
call 778-1908 or sign up at the Center at 407 Magno-


lia Ave. in Anna Maria.
Another fun activity coming up at the Center is the
Island Sports Marathon Team Challenge, which con-
sists of seven weeks of competition in seven different
sports. The action gets started Monday, June 7, for
children of all ages. The winning team wins a trip to
their choice of Florida amusement parks.
Other events that are upcoming at the Center in-
clude the Island Track & Field Olympic competition,
which gets started on June 21.
The following Saturday, June 28, has the Island In-
door (it's cool inside) Soccer League getting started for
players of all ages.
Last, but not least is the second AMICC Whiffle
Ball League which gets started July 1.
For more information on any of the above, please
give Joe Cheblus a call at 778-1908.


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16-FOOT MOHAWK CANOE, two aluminum oars,
life vest, good condition, seldom used. $250. Call
778-0080.

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.



BOOMERANG JUNIOR TENNIS Camps, June and
July, Cedars Tennis Club on Longboat Key. Come
try a free after-school clinic in May. Call Laurie
Tinnell at 224-0207, Camp Director, USPTA Pro,
taught at IMG Bolletieri.

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

DONATE BLOOD! Your blood donation to the
Manatee County Blood Center is worth $100 to par-
ticipating Anna Maria Island community organiza-
tions. The blood mobile will be on the Island Satur-
day and Sunday, June 7 and 8. Pick up a card and
choose your charity Anna Maria Island Community
Center, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife Re-
habilitation and Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
Each blood donation will generate $100 for partici-
-pating community organization. Three sights to do-
nate blood: Marina Pointe Realty and A Pine Av-
enue Salon in Anna Maria; The Islander in Holmes
Beach and the Beach House Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach. See future Islander issues for
more details!



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


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MOVING SALE Saturday, May 17, 8am-noon.
Clothes, tools, furniture, many treasures. 508 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.

NAUTICAL YARD SALE Friday-Saturday, May 16-
17, 8am-4pm. Coast U.S. Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81.
Lots of good stuff for boaters and sailors. 5801 33rd.
Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Call 778-5857 or 725-7378
for information.

MULTI-NEIGHBORHOOD SALE, Friday-Saturday,
May 16-17, 9am-3pm. Some furniture, ceiling fans,
lamps, treasures for everyone. 624 Emerald Lane,
Key Royale.


FOUND: GOLD RELIGIOUS medallion. Found May
1 at the Anna Maria Post Office, 101-B, South Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria. Stop by to describe and claim.

FOUND: YOUNG DOG, female, reddish-brown short
fur. Found on May 4, near Anna Maria Elementary
School. Wearing choke-type collar. Please call Jamie,
778-1183.



CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22 years
as an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your
pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.

FREE RABBITS! Five adorable dwarf rabbits avail-
able. Three black and two gray. Please call 778-2515
for details.

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



1991 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM LE, white, good condi-
tion, 60,000 miles. Must sell. $1,500 or best offer. Call
778-5840 after 7pm. 312 58th St., Holmes Beach.


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Gulffront condo. 2BR/2BA, spacious
rooms, lanai, garage, extra storage.
Electric hurricane shutters, secure .
entry. Heated pool, tennis, meeting/
party room. Turnkey furnished. Only
$525,000. Call Yvonne Higgins, 778-
7777 or 518-9003.

BAYFRONT CONDO Just about per-
fect. New tile, paint, carpet, granite
counters. 2BR/2BA and huge
screened lanai overlooking lighted
pool and bay. Washer/dryer. Small
frinrndl, rcmnle 'with heated nnnl


and tennis. A pleasure to see.
$269,000. Call Yvonne Higgins, 778-
7777 or 518-9003.

BAYFRONT COMMUNITY VILLA in
model perfect condition. 2BR/2BA,
lots of storage, indoor laundry, fur-
nished, great kitchen and relaxing
lanai in a five-star community.
$129,900. Consult a native! Cindy
Greeman, 713-4233.



GREAT CANALFRONT HOME wnth
two master suites, fireplace and
healed pool. Private dock with lift
auxiliary AC heat units. Florida room
Florida living at it's best' Call Lynda
Fonlaine. 1-800-291-2403, ext.
2037


Just visiting
paradise2


Tih Islander
Don't leave the Island
without taking time
to subscribe. Visit us
at 5404 Marina Dr.,
Island Shopping
Center, Holmes
Beach or call
941-778-7978.


1993 MIATA: Red, 130,000 miles, good condition,
many years left, new top, rear window and air condition-
ing. "Great Island car.". 778-4755. $2,995 or best offer.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$3,100, or best offer. 730-9622.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation or
long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes
to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt. John's
Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.

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

1980 CHRYSLER SANDPIPER sailboat. 23-ft. sloop,
sleeps four, table, sink, many extras, swing keel,
trailerable. 9.9-hp outboard. $1,950. 778-4755 or cell
(727) 423-4621, Rick.

1981 SEASTAR RUNABOUT 16-foot, 125-hp Mer-
cury, trailer. $1,395 firm. Everything works. Island
Boat Sales, 795-3014.

1996 29-FOOT PENN Yan, 262 Legacy
Sportsfisherman, 350 Mercruiser, Bravo II outdrive,
fly bridge, head, galley, V-berth, 210 hours. Excellent,
on lift. $28,000. 778-4103, Holmes Beach.

24-FOOT LOWE TRITOON 115-hp Johnson, runs
great. Bimini top, $4,500 or best offer. Catcher's
Marina, 778-1977.

FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
778-7978 or www.islander.org.


830 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. A 3BR/3BA, one-
car Gulfview home on two buildable lots for $975,000.

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


Mike Simply the Best

Normn 25 YEARS
N or a70+ Gulffront rental units with hundreds
800 -367-'67 more just steps from the beach.
R ealtyl INC 941-778-6696
3101 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach www.mikenormanrealty.com











COR TEZ KITCHEN #2
KITCHEN #1 KITCHEN #2
Open outside dining plus a retail fish Inside dining: new rustic decor wtih
market loads of charm
Seating for 60+ Seating for 150+
On the bay with docking On the bay with great views and lots
Great lease with options for 20 years of docking
Outside Tiki bar
Great lease with options for 20 years
BUSINESS ONLY ALL EQUIPMENT BOTH FOR $650,000


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1977 BUCCANEER 24-FOOT sailboat. Main sail
and jib, galley, stove, icebox, 2-foot-6-inch draft, 9.8-
hp Mercury, great sailor. Moving must sell. Bargain
at $2,000. Call 778-4103, Holmes Beach.

BOAT LIFT for lease. Capacity of 7,000 Ibs. Located
at a residence in Key Royal, Holmes Beach. Avail-
able immediately. $150/month, payable in 2-3 month
blocks in advance. For details, call 730-1086.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent-live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income. $28,500 or make
offer. View at 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 backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
779-9607.


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



Rc'l Estate
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4307 Gulf Drive Cayman Cay Condos
Two well cared for updated 2BR/2BA condos.
Heated pool, covered parking, screened lanais, in-
terior laundries. Steps to the beach and pets ac-
cepted. Both are furnished turnkey. #208 reduced
to $239,000; #209 $279,000, end unit.
9102 12th Avenue Northwest Hawthorn Park
4BR/2.5BA, two-story pool home with many deluxe
custom features. Dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen,
large family room, circle drive, lanai, all appliances.
Immediate possession. $349,000.

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


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

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

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

MENEHUNE SKIM SCHOOL Anna Maria Island
teen will teach your child to skimboard. Four half-
hour one-on-one lessons. For information, please
call Spencer, 778-0944.

BABYSITTER: 15 years old, attends St. Stephen's
Episcopal School. Certified by the Red Cross. Call
Nita, 778-3187.


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.

ACE HARDWARE of Holmes Beach seeks perma-
nent full-time and part-time cashiers and sales asso-
ciates. Retired trades people welcome. Apply in per-
son. 3352 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS: The best results from clas-
sified ads and service advertising! Check us out.








Buying? Selling? Renting? We Can Help!


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CALL NOW!r


CANALFRONT ON PERIWINKLE
PLAZA in Anna Maria. Elevated
home is on large lot with 212-ft. on
deep-water canal. Private boat
dock, wrap around deck, private
setting. Two-car garage with work-
shop and storage. Convenient to
beach access. Offered at $575,000.
MLS#92314. Call Stephanie Bell,
778-2307 or 920-5156.


ANUA AND 3VACATIONRENAL
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SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970


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Club Bamboo

Direct Gulffront and poolside
condos priced from
$285,000 $335,000
SEcono Lodge Going Condo
Great Rental Opportunity
On-site rental office
Newly renovated
All new furnishings
Now taking contracts
Conversion now in progress


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I CENTRAL PARK REALTY
Call Dennis Girard
941-809-0041
email: dennis@centralparkrealtycorp.com
www.club-bamboo.net


FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL assistant needed
for busy real estate and rental office. Excellent
computer and phone skills. $8/hour depending on
experience. Contact Richard Baker at A Paradise
Realty, 778-4800.

CALL COORDINATOR for Saturdays and Sundays,
9am-3pm at new real estate office. Must be person-
able, professional and dependable. Call 778-7777.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT City of Holmes Beach.
The City of Holmes Beach is accepting applications
for student summer employment positions. Duties
include care of flower beds, painting, maintenance
of public works shop area, washing and waxing of
city vehicles, picking up litter, cleaning city complex,
general office tasks and other duties as assigned.
Applications may be obtained at the clerk's Office,
5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL. Applicants
must be at least 16 years old. The City of Holmes
Beach is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment
drug testing is required. The City of Holmes Beach
is an equal opportunity employer and does not dis-
criminate based upon age, race, sex, religion, na-
tional origin, citizenship, disability, martial status or
veteran's status of any individual.

THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton
Beach is looking for volunteers who can work dur-
ing the summer months. Duties include checking
books in and out, reshelving books and generally
assisting library patrons. Anyone interested in volun-
teering in our friendly community library can call
Linda Murphy at 779-1208.


JIM ANDERSON
REALTY COMPANY
SALES VACATION RENTALS
(941)778-4847
toll free 1-800-772-3235
4018 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216-1789
www.jimandersonrealty.com
Email: Jimsrealtyco@aol.com


LYN POOLE
725-0161


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ISLAND DUPLEX OR LARGE HOME
Looking for a large pool home on the IsJand? This
existing updated duplex could easily be converted
to a 4,000 sq.ft. single-family home. Large caged
pool, two two-car garages, lots of storage, eight
bedrooms, four baths. Great central Holmes Beach
location. Three blocks to beach. $685,000. Re-
duced to $659,000. Call Gayle Schulz at 778-4847
or 812-6489 for an appointment.


WE NEED LISTINGS!
FORSLESadSE SONALRENT


Waterview from every room. 245-ft. of protected water-
front. This magnificent two-year-old home is uniquely
wheelchair friendly. $2,500,000. #90163. Owner/Agent






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

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

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton Beach
is admitting residents. Respite, long term. Call 779-
0322 for details, inquiries welcome.

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

SIMPLE SOLUTION to overall wellness and weight
loss formulated for women 40-plus. Increase pro-
ductivity and feel better. Balance hormones. Call
Nancie, 778-7502.

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EXPERIENCED COMPANION available. Live in or
out, errands, appointments, light cooking, light
housekeeping. Call Jony, 792-6023.


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

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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $25 per hour- free advice.
545-7508.

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

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

KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering a
standard of excellence for all your interior and exte-
rior cleaning needs. No job too big or small. Great
rates and references, 722-4358.


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.

CLEANING: I don't cut corners, I clean corners. For
professional, friendly service, call 779-1128 or (941)
231-0001, leave message.

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

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

CONTEMPORARY CLEANING Meticulous to de-
tail. Professional, free estimates, reasonable rates.
Bonded, insured, referenced. Homes, apartments,
offices. Sherry Myers, mysheree@netzero.com or
call 778-3164.

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

CLEANINGS-R-JOB Will clean your residence, of-
fice, rental or new construction. Island resident of 36
years. Bonded and Insured. No job too big! Please
call 779-9633.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.


Denise Langlois
Dedication and Experience
T ^You Can Count On ...
". $349,900-
PLAYA ENCANTADA
Exceptional value for this well-
maintained 2BR/2BA unit located
on tennis court side of outstanding
Gulffront complex. Turnkey
furnished. New appliances, Corian
counter top, A/C, tile and carpet.
Enjoy the beach, the pool or the
tennis court! IB88068.

$699,900 MANATEE RIVER
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Panoramic view of
the Manatee River with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.
3BR/3BA, 3 car garage, private dock with davits, room for a
pool on a half acre lot with beautiful tropical landscaping.
IB90545



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MASTER YOUR COMPUTER in five easy lessons.
No notes, nothing to remember. Free internet. Com-
puter repairs, sales. Master computer teacher. Call
383-5372.

ERRANDS, GROCERIES, CLEANING. Depend-
able, reliable, same-day service. Call Sharon, 778-
4425.

TODD'S MOTHER'S HANDYMAN Service. 15-
years experience. Talented tile work, painting, appli-
ances, pools, carpentry. All your household needs.
Mother's house perfect! Call Todd for hourly rates,
estimates. 758-2072.

PROFESSIONAL MOVERS will be in your area in
June looking for someone moving back north. Will
beat anyone's price or we will give you $100. Li-
censed and insured. Please call (804) 796-2294 or
page (804) 905-1277, ask for Dywayne.

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

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

LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? Read Wednesday's
classified at noon on Tuesday at www.islander.org.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

ECONOMY CUT lawn service. Professional lawn
care at the kid-next-door prices. Free estimates. 778-
5294.

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


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

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


SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.


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.



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

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

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS: The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads!

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

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


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

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

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


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TAMPA BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA, 2,506 sq.ft., two
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Two lots. $1,900,000.
5400 CONDO Gulfview, ground floor, 2BR/2BA, some
updates, washer/dryer. Priced to sell at $490,000. Call for
weekend open house times.
BAYSHORE CONDO 1BR/1BA, updated, light and bright,
overlooking park-like courtyard. Ideal winter haven. $38,900.
SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTAL
KEY ROYALE Large 2BR/2BA, pool, spa, boat dock/lift.
MARTINQUE Gulffront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevators.
5400 GULFFRONT complex, 1 and 2BRs, pool.
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully furnished.
BEACH TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA pool, across from beach.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOS waterfront.
CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA, pool, gazebo, annual.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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"Quality work at a reasonable price."
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
SKitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
U. Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

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

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Call for a free estimate Island References
941-713-SIDE (7433)
No commissioned salesmen

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Established in 1983
Celebrating 20 Years of
Quality & Dependable Service.
Call us for your landscape
and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Drywall,
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.

ARTHUR GUIDE'S Home Repairs from A-Z. Car-
penter, electrician, plumber. Free estimates, inte-
rior/exterior, no job too small. Call 749-0454. Sat-
isfaction and quality guaranteed.

MIGHTY MIKE'S PAINTING and Small Repairs. In-
terior/exterior, no job too small. Free estimates. A
Christian doing Island work. Call 794-0617 or 730-
0895 cell.

DEZIEL CONSTRUCTION Specializing in water-
front redesigns, additions and remodeling. License
#CGC1505535. Call 761-3931.

JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES Handyman, home repair,
painting, lawn care, make ready's. Honest and de-
pendable. Island references. 24-hour service. Call
Scott, 778-4425.

MIKE COOK'S PAINTING, Pressure washing and
faux design. Free estimates, interior and exterior,
small jobs and repaints. Call 721-9196 cell 720-0496.

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



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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available now.
Beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non
smoking. Priced from $800month, $450/week, $85/
night. 794-5980. www.divefish.com.

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

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


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

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

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL canalfront home 2BR/
2BA, tropical pool area with hot tub, dock with two
boat lifts, completely updated. Now through Sep-
tember, 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.

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA with full
kitchen. Walk to beach or downtown Holmes
Beach. Small pet OK. Available now, $500/weekly
or $300 for three nights. Call 778-0554.

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



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RENALSCotinued RENTAS in


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 now, unfurnished. Call Dave,
778-2246 or 778-7976 evenings.

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

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

ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Incredible view. North Shore Drive, weekly/monthly.
Call 778-3645.

BRAND NEW HOME 3BR/2BA, greatroom, two-car
garage. Seven minutes to Gulf, no pets. $1,400/month,
annual lease. Call 761-0898 or (970) 923-4680.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA townhome.
Sundeck with Gulf views. Steps to Gulf. Washer/dryer.
$795/month. 758-1899 or cell (203) 417-2331.

PARADISE BAY ESTATES: Annual, 55 plus, 1BR/
1 BA furnished 34-ft. trailer with large Florida room.
$525/month, utilities included. First, last and deposit
required. Credit check, no pets. Call 798-3673.

VACATION RENTAL Charming 1 BR/1BA fully fur-
nished, across from beach. Call 778-8211.

CORPORATE APARTMENTS, large pool, one block
to beach. $300/week. Call 778-1915 or 748-2094.

WATFRPfnorn KEY WEST-STYLE annual, unfur-
nished, 2BR plus bonus room with dock available
June 15. $1,600/month. One and a half blocks to
beach. www.divefish.com or call 794-5980.

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

LONGBOAT KEY Furnished efficiency available for
annual rental. Easement to beach. Close to restau-
rants and shopping. Quiet area. No pets! $550/
month, includes water. First, last, security of $250.
387-9252.

ANNUAL RENTALS Elevated home, apartments,
condos. 1 and 2BR properties. Prices range from
$650-$1,250/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-2307 for details.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander. Call us today! 778-7978


HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, very nice, remodeled,
huge closets, washer/dryer, tiled, large shady yard,
dock. Trash, water and lawn service paid. $900/
annual. Call 778-5522..

BRADENTON BEACH GULFFRONT, annual 2BR/
1BA, condo, furnished. No pets, 55 plus, $895/
month, plus utilities. (813) 247-3178, weekends
(813) 927-1632.

NEED TO REJUVENATE? Private studio cottage
near the sea with San Francisco-style garden. Re-
lax in the sun with your favorite novel or walk the
beach at sunset. Secluded and quiet, no phones or
alarm clocks. Limit two people. Available for 2-7 day
retreats. Wagner Realty, 794-2246.

SEASONAL 2003-04. Immaculate 2BR/2BA
ground-level home, 150 steps to Gulf. Prefer non
smokers and no pets. Call (813) 961-6992.

BRADENTON BEACH annual rentals. Efficiencies,
cottages, apartments. Some utilities included. $500-
$800/month. Wagner Realty, 794-2246.

1BR/1BA SEASONAL, turnkey furnished, all utili-
ties, local phone, cable, washer/dryer. Steps to
beach, newly redecorated. Available May 23, daily,
weekly, monthly. Taking reservations for 2004 sea-
son. Call Pat, 722-1744 or 920-6637.

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

LOOKING FOR MR. or Mrs. Green Thumb. Turn-
key furnished efficiency, full bath, patio area and
laundry facilities. Only $475/month with utilities if
tenant maintains yard, garden, etc. Quiet and pri-
vate complex, no party people. Wagner Realty,
794-2246.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex, upper with laundry,
newly tiled, one block to beach. $695/month. 2BR/
2BA townhouse with pool, laundry, $795/month.
Call 342-9456 or (239) 410-4466 cell.

HOLMES BEACH Immaculate stilted duplex. 2BR/
2BA, light and bright. Washer/dryer, screened lanai.
Lease, $900/month. call 795-3838 or 228-7878.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton
Beach. One block to beach. $795/month. No pets.
778-4665 or 794-1103.

4BR/2BA BEACH STREET home west of Gulf
Drive. Jacuzzi, garage, solarium, fenced yard.
Newly renovated. $575/week, $1,900/month. Call
778-8470.

QUIET HOLMES BEACH area. Two unfurnished
1BR/1BA apartments. One block to beach. $600/
month, plus utilities. Call 778-5181.


THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 14, 2003 0 PAGE 37
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S YVONNE HIGGINS P.A.
778-7777 or 518-9005
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'1 work the Islands & the Inlands"

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ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/1BA in City of Anna
Maria. $750/month, plus utilities. Non smoking. First,
last and security. Call 778-5439.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA cottage, one block to
Gulf in Anna Maria City. $750/month, plus electricity.
Call 779-1161.

PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all appli-
ances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual lease.
$1,450/month-$1,350/month. Call 798-3885.

ROOMMATE WANTED Furnished master bedroom
with private bathroom in north-end home. (Maria M.,
I lost your number, please call back.) 778-2934.

FURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach. Waterfront
villa, fantastic view, new dock and deck. June
through November, $900/month. Call 778-2100 or
224-6521.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex. No
pets. Available June 1. Call 761-9245.

1 BR/1BA, stove and refrigerator, clean, ocean view,
on Gulf Drive. $700/month, plus utilities. Call 778-
4941 or (813) 659-0370.

FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, block to beach on 82nd
Street $850/month, plus utilities. Tiled, living/dining/
kitchen. Lanai, pool, washer/dryer. June thorough
December. Call 778-3104.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Short
stroll to the beach. Available June. $825/month, plus
utilities. Call (773) 793-8599.
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SEASIDE SECLUSION
Spectacular sunsets over
bayfront home, master
suite, guest suites, elevator.
Private setting with your
own beach-like area and
boat ramp. $1,100,000
VICTORIAN
BA SIDE ESTATE
Exceptional living with
large main house, sepa-
rate guest house, pool,
gym, billiard room, fabu-
lous views and waterfront.
$1,950,000.


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


1BR APARTMENT in Bradenton Beach. Great walk-
ing location, clean, quiet, great for senior citizen or
retiree. Ground floor. Call 761-7471.

SUMMER RENTAL: Cute 1 BR/1BA, steps to beach
access. $2,950 for June, July and August or $2,500
for July and August. Call 737-0163 or 778-1144.

WOULD YOU LIKE to live at the beach... then we
have the place for you. Our beautiful Island location
will suit all of your needs. We now offer corporate
suites fully furnished 2BR/2BA homes. Great
amenities. One mile from the beach. Call for details.
795-4899. Certain restrictions apply.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA Bradenton Beach house. One
block to Gulf. Washer/dryer hook-up, dishwasher.
Tiled throughout. $1,100/month. 778-6074.

CITY OF ANNA MARIA: 2BR/1 BA furnished duplex.
Canal front with dock. Near Anna.Maria City Pier.
Holiday period available. 450/week or $1,250/month.
E-mail: martin44k@aol.com or call, 778-5793.


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.

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


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Listen to the surf from this warm and inviting 2BR/2BA Gulf view hideaway! Features
of this impeccably maintained and beautifully updated home include cheerful
Mexican tiled floors, cozy kitchen with breakfast bar, tiled backsplash, pickled pecky
cypress siding and arched wall accent, plus expansive sundeck with bright, southerly
exposure and panoramic Gulf views! The gorgeous brick driveway opens onto an
oversized garage with lots of storage cabinets and a private fully- equipped air-
conditioned office. Other features include Hunter and Casablanca fans, enclosed
outdoor shower with hot and cold water and security and water filtration systems. The
lushly landscaped grounds and beautiful flowers are watered by an automatic
sprinkler system and framed by an adorable white picket fence! Priced to sell at
$399,900.
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BEACHFRONT North Shore'Drive. 2BR/2BA, newly
remodeled with incredible beach view. 869 N. Shore
Drive. $1,089,000. Brokers protected. Call 778-3645.

LAKEFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA in perfect shape.
Great location. $99,900. Call Bill, 518-9300.

PRISTINE TURNKEY FURNISHED Gulf-bay mid-
rise 2BR/2BA unit. $429,900. Weekly rentals pos-
sible. www.Latitude27Realty.net or call 744-2727.

HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot for sale with boat slip in
exclusive gated waterfront community. Room for 40-
foot boat, easy access to Intracoastal. Offered at
$259,900. Piroska Planck 730-9667, or Susan Holly-
wood 726-6125. Coldwell Banker Residential Real
Estate.

GORGEOUS PERICO BAY Club Villa, 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, gated security. Nothing to update here! It's al-
ready been done. Enjoy privacy on your sundeck over-
looking a wonderfully private nature setting. $244,900.
Chard Winheim, Coldwell Banker, 713-6743.

LARGE REMODELED DUPLEX 1,850 sq.ft. Steps to
the beach. For sale by owner. 3BR/2BA downstairs,
2BR plus den, bath, upstairs. Call 778-4499.

PRICE REDUCED! Island's best condo buy! Cute,
cozy and convenient 2BR/1BA, plus one-car garage.
840 sq.ft. Zoned professional or residential. Seller
anxious. $167,900. Call Chris Shaw, 778-6066, Is-
land Real Estate.

LARGE REMODELED DUPLEX (1,850 sq.ft.) steps
to the beach. For sale by owner. 3BR/2BA down,
2BR/den, bath upstairs. Call 778-443o.


THE BIG PICTURE

It's all about real estate!

Call Marianne Correll
at Island Real Estate
"And let me add EXCITEMENT to
y'Our home sale!"

(941) 778-6066

"I'Vle sold these- properties, and quick!"
555 7th St ............................. $425,000
1 h t ............................. $270,000
C _, t St N k.' ............................. $370,000
214 r. ............ ........ $324,000
2,1 t .h .t .. ..................... $222,000
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Many thanks to all my customers!
Professional Hardworking
Attention to details


REALTORS


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


WATERFRONT
DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA well
maintained turnkey
furnished half du-
plex. Updated air
conditioning and ap-
pliances. Charming
island getaway in
desirable area of
Holmes Beach. This
is one not to miss!
$249,500. Call Su-
san Hatch, Realtor
778-7616 evenings.


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This newly renovated 2BR/2BA condominium has di-
rect views of the lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway.
Recent updates include new tile, carpets, ceiling fans.
bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets and countertops.
New wallpaper, paint, lighting and window treatments
are also included. Community boat dock is only steps
away. Amenities include Tennis, Heated pool and
short walk to beach, restaurants and shops. $309,000.

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


Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"

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11336 Perico Isles Circle

DREAM HOME within minutes of
the beaches, golf, marinas and
the mainland. Like new 3BR/2BA
home, furniture package included
too! Reduced to $329,000


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Realty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732




OFFERING NEAR AND
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TO BUYERS PRICED
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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 garage. Walls of windows to enjoy the
sunsets. $1,295,000.

ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA elevated contemporary island home
with sundeck overlooking natural canal and pri-
vate boat dock. Lots of storage, close to fishing.
pier, restaurants and shopping. 2 car garage resi-
dential area. $499,900

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.


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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

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


Frank Davis
Broker


WALK TO THE GULF beaches
only two blocks away, or enjoy
your own heated pool. Then
Mellnda Bordes hop in your boat, and go for a
Realtor ride. Great Island waterfront


Marianne Corne
Realtor






Bob Fittro
Realtor





Wendy Foldes
Realtor





Richard Freema
Realtor





Alan Galletto
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Jon Kent
Broker/Salesperson






Tom Nelson
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Nick Patsios
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Chris Shaw
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living under $500,000. There
is plenty of room in this 4BR/
3BA canal home in Key Royale.
This home has it all.
$479,900. MLS#92591.
U" WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
S861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
510 72nd St.................... $559,000
524 71st St................ $1,440,000
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
508 Key Royale Drive ..... $479,900
606 Dundee Ln............... $549,000
ISLAND HOMES.
CONDOS & LOTS
nWestbay Pt Moorings #86. $395,000
4915 Gulf Dr ............... $1,715,000
Beachwalk Townhomes II up to. $569,000
Westbay Pt. Moorings #268 $339,000
308 55th St. Lot............. $197,500
Sun Plaza West #201...... $399,000
Bridgeport #113 ............. $269,900
315 58th St., B ................ $167,900
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
104 7th St. S.................. $459,000
Ocean Park Terrace #203.. $649,000
233 85th St. .................... $339,000
100 7th St. S.................. $750,000

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

MAINLAND
2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $314,000
9905 E. Spoonbill Rd.............. $675,000
11336 Perico Isles Cr.............. $329,900
517 Lakeside Dr ................... $118,800
1259 Spoonbill Landings Cr. ... $310,000
864 Audobon Dr............. $205,000
12607 Safe Harbour Dr. Lot .... $325,000
7504 NW 15th Ave. ........ $154,900
9920 Sebastian Ct ......... $162,000


Marilyn Trevethan Stop by and use our talking
Realtor window 24-hour information center.


ANNUAL RENTALS
DUPLEX APARTMENT
2BR/1BA steps to beach in Anna Maria. Not
too big, not too fancy and not too expensive.
$750/month includes water and trash.

CONDOMINIUM
2BR/2BA at Runaway Bay. Washer/dryer
hook-up, pool, tennis. $850 month

COZY HOME
2BR/1 BA house in Anna Maria. Carport,
washer/dryer hook-up, large yard, quiet
street. $900/month.

CANALFRONT HOME
2BR/2BA home with den and screened porch
on a quiet canal on the north end of Anna
Maria. Complete with boat dock and single-
car garage. Walk to Bean Point. $1,200/
month.

Call Carol Saulnier to see!
r e e n . ,.,
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA

778-0455-
9906 Gulf Drive "ua s
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


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22 At no time, in Neuss
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26 Cough syrup amt.
27 Turkish title
28 "Drums Along the
Mohawk" hero
29 Convinced
30 Exuberant cry
32 HAZEL
39 European gas brand
40 Atelier item
41 Hot stuff
42 Name suffix: Abbr.
45 Half of Mork's greeting
46 "Perfect"
47 "Swiss Family
Robinson" author
48 CHEERS
55 Response to a minister
56 Anglican bishop's
headgear
57 Start of a tryster's
message
58 Biological duct
61 Japan's emperor
beginning 1989
63 Pants material.
65 Marine snail
67 Smacking one's lips
while eating, e.g.
68 COACH
73 Deep black
74 Stravinsky's for
Wind Instruments"
76 Insect's sense organs
77 Shade of brown


79 Withdrawn
80 Whence St. Clare
83 Rotgut
85 Samuel's teacher, in
the Bible
86 CHIPS
90 Prefix with business
93 Fraternity letters
94 List-ending abbr.
95 "_ en paz, fierro en
guerra" (motto of San
Francisco)
96 Beacon mounted on a
pole
98 Nickname for a gym
rat
101 Ocean swimmer's
worry
105 FRIENDS
109 Let out, as horses
110 Name from the Latin
for "nourishing"
111 Cable network inits.
112 Stovetop utensil
113 Follower's suffix
114 ER
121 Dutch painter Gerard
Borch
122 Puff up
123 It might be perfect
124 The Ponte Vecchio
crosses it
125 Old activist org.
126 Laid off
127 Under a canopy
128 Witty remark

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3 Scholarly writings
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after "what"
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boxing film
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creator
12 "_ got a girl for you!"
13 Big recording label
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16 Saint who lent his
name to a cross
17 Rejects, in a way
18 Testifies under oath
24 It "goeth its way on
triple feet": Aeschylus
25 Irving Berlin's "You're
Just in Love," e.g.
31 "_ there yet?"
33 Accomplishes
34 Downtime, so to speak
35 Dirty look
36 Actor Auberjonois
37 Skedaddle
38 Muslim judge
43 Map meas.
44 Capital at the foot of
the Pichincha volcano
46 Consumed, biblically
48 Some bar features
49 "Mayor" author
50 Like some little heads
51 Like_ of bricks
52 Lets off
53 City named for a
Union general
54 VCR button
58 Plywood layer
59 Acid neutralizer
60 Like an atrium
62 Ground breaker
63 It's about 10 mi. from
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Fair Lady" song)
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71 Hot stuff
72 City, Miss.
75 Besmirch
78 Rampage
81 Certain poultry
worker
82 Huffs
83 Memphis street
84 Canadian physician
Sir William_
86 Justice Harlan
Stone


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employees
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89 TV-Turnoff Week option
90 Lets off
91 Acknowledged, but just
barely
92 Scythe wielders
97 Karate
instructor
98 Like Jell-O, e.g.
99 Match for una donna
100 Escort
102 Update electrically
103 Sings like Nat King oui
104 Start of a J.F.K.
challenge


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107 You: Sp.
108 Battery size
115 Something
(bride's need)
116 Initials at O'Hare
117 "What?"
118 Posting at O'Hare:
Abbr.
119 French direction
120 Mahal

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2217 GULF DR. N.
BRADENTON BEACH
(941) 778-2246
(800) 211-2323


DIRECT B.AY FRONT
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$519,000


UNIQUE WATERFRONT DUPLEX
3BR/3BA has 2400 sf+- with bay views.
2BR/3BAhas 1700 sf+- w/partial gulf
views. Each has private 2 car garage.
Just a short walk to the beach. Dave
Moynihan. 778-2246. #91438. $839,000



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GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE Fabulous
Gulf views from this well maintained fully
furnished 2BR/2.5BA townhome on
Anna Maria Island. Excellent 2nd home
or investment property. Dave Moynihan.
778-2246. #87065. $359,500


RARE ISLAND PROPERTY! Steps
away from beautiful beaches of Anna
Maria. Spacious home w/4-5BR. Great
for large family or house guests, bonus
room for in-law suite. Peter or Gina
Uliano. 358-7990 #91253. $614,000


LONGBOAT HARBOUR Nice lagoon
view from this turnkey furnished 1BR/
1BA. Glass enclosed balcony, private
gulf side cabana, tennis, 4 pools and
boat docks. Dorothy Cook. 383-5577.
#234536. $193,000


KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT Spa-
cious 3BR/2BA canal front in Key Royale
w/open split fir plan. Sep dining, Ig fam
rm & rm for a pool. New seawall cap,
new roof, fresh paint. Dave Moynihan.
778-2246. #90395. $469,900


CASCO DORADO The work is done
here in this 2BR/2BA poolside condo.
New tile, Berber crpt, "low E" windows &
doors, appi & A/C. Turnkey furn in neu-
tral colors. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett.
778-2246. #91704. $139,500


ANNUAL RENTALS:
Completely remodeled 1 BR/1BA cottage in
Holmes Beach. Furnished rental available
now! $600/month.

Large 3BR/2BA house in Holmes Beach.
Gorgeous lake views. $1,250/month.

3BR/2BA triplex in Bradenton Beach. Recently
remodeled and lovely. A must see!

2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach, close to
Island schools. $775/month. Call for details.

2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. Centrally
located for the area.

1BR/1BA condo in a 55+ community in
Bradenton Beach. $700/month. Call for details.


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