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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: November 19, 2003

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 12, No. 2 Nov. 19, 2003 FREE


Local company eyes Anna Maria cell tower


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A cell tower similar to the one in Holmes Beach
could be in Anna Maria's future at least the plans for
such a facility.
The ink was barely dry on Anna Maria's new per-
sonal wireless services facilities ordinance don't call
them cell towers before the first company showed
up for an application package.
The city's ordinance took effect at 12:01 a.m. Sun-
day, Nov. 16, and bright and early Monday morning,
Dan Sack of MarSac Development Inc. in Bradenton


had a representative pick up the newly created appli-
cation forms for a permit.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said it was her "un-
derstanding" that Sack wants to build a cell tower simi-
lar to the one in Holmes Beach at the Galati Marine on
South Bay Drive.
She said she thought Sack wants to build a tower.
then market locations on the tower to wireless commu-
nications companies such as Verizon and Nextel.
While marinas are a preferred location for a "personal
wireless services facility" according to the city's new or-
dinance, cell towers higher than 37-feet are "discouragedd."


However, added the mayor, what the actual proposal
will be won't be known until the application is submitted.
"So, I think we should really wait and see the pro-
posal before making any comment," she concluded.
Sack will also be the builder of the model home for
the Villa Rosa subdivision project on South Bay Bou-
levard, according to the permit application at the Anna
Maria Building Department.
Efforts to reach Sack for comment on his applica-
tion were unsuccessful.
The Florida Division of Corporations lists the ad-
dress for MarSac at 416 81st St. W. in Bradenton.


Warm weather up north


slows start of Island 'season'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Islanders may have noticed how warm it was in
early November and some were complaining.
Not about the warm weather on Anna Maria Is-
land, but about the warm fall temperatures up north
that some say are delaying the start of'the winter tour-
ist season here.
Susan Estler of the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau said that warm fall temperatures
in northern states and Canada usually indicate the win-
ter tourist season in Florida will get a late start.
"Normally, we would see a lot of visitors start to
arrive by now," said Estler.
But with daytime temperatures in Chicago, New
York, Detroit and Toronto reaching 70 degrees Fahr-
enheit or higher in late October and early November,
visitors are putting winter vacation plans on hold.
"A lot of people like to wait until the first snow-
fall, but there hasn't been much yet," up north, she
noted. "That's supposed to change very soon," Estler
predicted.


"Some members have said early November has
been OK for arrivals, while others have said they are
slower than normal, but I think the warm weather up
north has definitely been a factor in arrivals."
A better barometer for the winter season is Thanks-
giving weekend, Estler said.
"By tradition, that's when things start moving in
the tourism industry," she said.
Most, if not all, Island accommodations expect a
full house Thanksgiving weekend, but many visitors no
longer book months in advance.
At the Surfside Econolodge/Club Bamboo in
Bradenton Beach, Marge Moran said November has
been slower than normal, thanks to the warm weather
up north.
"It sure seems that way, and people are coming for
just a few days, not two or three weeks," she added.
Condo rentals at Club Bamboo, which are
handled by the EconoLodge, however, have been
brisk. "We've been busy at Club Bamboo, but the
PLEASE SEE SEASON, NEXT PAGE


Let the
season
begin!
Anna Maria Island
CommunlityC Chorus
and Orchestra
commenced its 1rth
season Sunday with
artistic director
Alfred Gershfeld
directing. The
program included
selections jrom
Ha'dne 's "77Te
Creation, fealur-
ing soloist soprano
Michelle Giglio.
performing here.
The rest of the
season includes
Christmas music on
Dec. 21, "Mostly
Mozart" Feb. 8,
and Bach's Birth-
day Bash March 21.
Islander Photo: J.L.
Robertson


HIappenings

Shhh, pickles,

pancakes and more
The Anna Maria Island Art League's
much-anticipated annual "Secret Shop" for
young shoppers will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22. The low-priced items of-
fered are perfect for gift-giving by kids.
The 40th annual Holly Berry Bazaar by
women of the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation will offer a wide variety of white el-
ephant and Christmas items and a selection
of special-recipe canned pickles at the
church from 9 a.m.-l p.m. Saturday.
Sunday marks the start of a season of pan-
cake breakfasts, including bake sales, from 8-
11:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
The price is right, and for a good cause.
More on these and other events inside,
including a Thanksgiving holiday planner on
page 21.


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'Season' starts slow for Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Econolodge is a bit slow."
Hotel guests seem to be waiting until the last "
minute to book a reservation, Moran said. '
"Right now, even Thanksgiving appears slow, but .
I expect reservations for that weekend to pick up this .
week. People just don't like to book well in advance
like they used to.":
A good snowfall up north might also help, she sug- '
gested. A
Moran may have gotten her wish as a snowstorm ',
swept through the upper Midwest this past weekend .
But a warm winter up north may not have that ..
much effect on Island tourism, said Anna Maria Island ..
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Ann
Brockman.
"I know that's what we always say, but there's no
historical data to prove it," she said with a laugh. ...
"Actually, I haven't received too many complaints .ia l
from chamber accommodation members about No-
vember," Brockman said. Retail business, however,
seems to be a bit light.:
At the chamber's visitor center, the past week has
been extremely busy.
"We've gotten a lot of people walking in and ask-
ing for accommodations, many of them for extended
stays," she noted.
That's a change from past years when visitors used
to book well in advance.
After the events of Sept. 11, however, visitors of- Official officials
ten "just show up and ask where they can stay for the Newly elected Bradenton Beach officials were sworn into office and signed forms making them officially city
winter," Brockman said. officials during a brief ceremony in city hall Monday. Pictured from left are Mayor John Chappie, Ward 3
She expects Thanksgiving weekend to give the Is- Commissioner Peter Barreda, Ward 2 Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips, and Ward I Commissioner John
land its traditional jumpstart for the winter tourist sea- Shaughnessy. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
son.
"Thanksgiving should be a sell-out for Island ac-
commodations," she predicted. Thanksgiving reservations have picked up recently "Some units are already booked for the season,"
Kent Davis at the Siam Garden Resort in Anna and he expects to be fully booked by Nov. 27. said owner Dennis Rauschl, "and our short-term reser-
Maria said his November reservations have been good, At the Anna Maria Beach Place in Holmes Beach, vations are looking good. I don't see anything that says
fueled by British visitors. which specializes in vacation rentals directly on the we won't have a good season on the Island."
"They seem to be vacation savvy. They come when beach, November occupancy has been great and ad- For accommodation information, contact the Anna
the temperatures are great and the prices are down," he vance reservations in February and March look even Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 778-1541, or
noted. better, the CVB at 729-9177.



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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 19, 2003 0 PAGE 3


Holmes Beach swears new officials, appoints liaisons


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Commissioners Rich
Bohnenberger, Don Maloney and Pat Morton were
sworn into office at a brief meeting held Nov. 17.
Morton is replacing long-time commissioner Pat Geyer
following the Nov. 5 election.
In its first order of business, the new commission
unanimously elected Commissioner Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens as the commission chairperson and Commissioner
Maloney as vice chairperson,
Maloney welcomed Morton to the commission and
asked that he follow up on a statement he made during
his election campaign. Maloney asked Morton to com-
pile a list of citizen complaints he heard on the cam-
paign trail and bring it to a work session for the com-
mission to address.
Morton said he was "glad to accept" the task.
Finally, Mayor Carol Whitmore announced her
commission liaison appointments for 2003-04.
Bohnenberger is the commission liaison to Mana-
tee County, to the Manasota League of Cities, Florida
Department of Community Affairs and for building,
grounds, roads, bridges and canals.
Haas-Martens is liaison to the tourist development
council, parks and recreation, Palma Sola Causeway
and is an Island Transportation Organization alternate.
Commissioner Roger Lutz is liaison to the police
department and Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram.
Maloney is liaison foi waste management and re-
cycling, the Holmes Beach Civic Association, Island
Emergency Operations and the Island schools.


Electea oniciais
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat, left, officiated the Nov. 17 swearing-in ceremony for Holmes
Beach Commissioners Rich Bohnenberger. Pat Morton and Don Maloney. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Morton is liaison to the Anna Maria Chamber of
Commerce, Anna Maria Island Community Center and
Keep Manatee Beautiful.


Tidemark deal 'signed?'


as bank seeks foreclosure


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tidemark developer Nick Easterling said a part-
nership with the Parliament Group of Dallas, Texas,
was to be officially signed yesterday in a deal that
will eventually satisfy Tidemark's creditors.
"I've signed my copy and all that remains is for
Bob Crews (Parliament Group's president) to sign
his," Easterling said yesterday. He said Crews had
indicated he would also sign off on the agreement
yesterday.
At the same time Easterling and Parliament are
joining forces, Regions Bank of Florida has asked
for a hearing Dec. 23 on its recently filed a motion
for judgment in its $1.45 million mortgage foreclo-
sure action against Tidemark Partners LLC, devel-
opers of the planned $20 million Tidemark hotel and
condominium project in Holmes Beach.
Regions Bank attorney Scott Cichon said law-
yers for Parliament have been in touch with his of-
fice on a payoff, and the motion for summary judg-
ment was "just an action we took in case the deal
with Parliament doesn't go through." Regions Bank
filed its initial foreclosure action in July 2003.
Easterling said in mid-October he expected the


agreement with Parliament to take place "in a few
days," and even Parliament's president, Robert
Crews Jr., said on Oct. 15 that there were just a few
details to be ironed out (The Islander, Oct. 22).
"We're wrapping it up," said Easterling on Tues-
day. "There was just a lot of paperwork to go
through, but everything is done."
Other Tidemark creditors that the agreement
with Parliament Group would satisfy are Brasota
Mortgage Corp. (also named as a defendant by Re-
gions Bank), and R.L. Porter Constructors of
Sarasota (another named defendant in the Regions
Bank action).
Brasota Mortgage has filed a counter suit for
$1.7 million, while D.L. Porter Constructors claim
they are owed about $33,000.
The 40-unit Tidemark hotel/condominium/ma-
rina project was approved by the Holmes Beach City
Commission in August 2001 and Easterling also
obtained a Florida Department of Environmental
Protection permit to expand a seawall on the north-
east side of the property along the inlet.
The restaurant and two duplexes on the site were
demolished, but construction on the project has yet
to take place.


Tip noise complaint to nonjury trial
Tip of the Island owner Robert Kozash pled the live band at the establishment that evening was
not guilty in court Nov. 13 to a second degree playing too loud for the residents living near the
misdemeanor charge of breach of peace for loud business. (The Islander, Oct. 22).
music at his Anna Maria pub, and will have a Kozash and his wife purchased the business in
non-jury trial on Dec. 12. July of this year.
The original complaint against Kozash and Court documents available online said the court
the Tip was filed with Manatee County will not issue a finding of guilt or innocence in the trial.
Sheriff's Office deputies on Oct. 3 by nearby Judge George K. Brown will preside over the
resident Dick Schoenke. Schoenke complained trial.



Woody Candish sculpture to be dedicated Sunday


A work by Anna Maria's famed sculptor Woody
Candish will be dedicated Sunday, Nov. 23, at cha
Manatee Community College.


The dedication will be at 12:30 p.m. at the MCC
pel.
The location is 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.


The next city commission meeting, immediately
followed by a work session, is at 7 p.m., Tuesday,
Nov. 25.

Anna Maria Citizen of the Year
goes to Mosses
The Anna Maria Citizens Recognition Committee
has named husband and wife Gene and Elizabeth Moss
of Willow Avenue as the Citizens of the Year.
The award ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 at city hall prior to the city commission meet-
ing. Last year's recipient was George Norwood.
Nominations included Charlie Daniel, Tim Eiseler,
Tom Aposporos and Carolyne Norwood.
Members of the citizens recognition committee
were Betsy Smith, Karen DiCostanzo, Larrie
Mercadante and Mady Iseman.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., Citizen of the Year award ceremony.
Nov. 20, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
SNov. 24, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public comment, trolley stop sign discussion, historical
monument for city pier discussion, pier inspection dis-
cussion, water-line reconstruction project discussion,
re-addressing of removal of planning and zoning board
members, city general fund certificate of deposit dis-
cussion, approval of compensation study, appointment
of vice mayor, policies and procedures of Sunshine
Law discussion, discussion of consultants, personnel
and citizen boards, and commission reports.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 19, 9 a.m., (tentative), board of adjustment meet-
ing.
Nov. 20, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Nov. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Nov. 19, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
commission meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.






PAGE 4 0 NOV. 19, 2003 M THE ISLANDER


Public input wanted on Holmes Beach turtles


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore hosted a
meeting for a number of Island residents and property
managers to discuss a drafting a new turtle-protection
ordinance.
Whitmore said the reason she requested the meet-
ing was because the past turtle season was "rough" -
with complaints coming almost daily to her office re-
garding improper lighting on the beach.
Whitmore said she asked City Attorney Patricia
Petruff to draft the strictest ordinance possible to use
as a starting point before seeking compromise and bal-
ance with the community's input, and before bringing
it before the city commission.
"I don't want to go another season with people
saying Holmes Beach doesn't care about its hoteliers
or turtles," Whitmore said. "This work session is to
construct something realistic that we can all live with."
Petruff explained that at the end of turtle nesting
season she was notified that Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission officers had inspected city
properties regarding conflicts with lighting and the city
was given the task of drafting a stricter ordinance for
public input.
Petruff said the draft is supposed to be a consensus
of interested parties and it is still early in the process.
The ordinance was written using state and federal
guidelines as well as a compilation of ordinances al-
ready in use in other Gulffront communities.
The purpose of the ordinance is to protect threat-
ened and endangered marine turtles and safeguard nest-
ing female turtles and hatchlings from injury or harass-
ment while present on the city's shoreline.
The proposed draft includes more definitions,
which Petruff said are typical of the standards provided
by state guidelines.
The draft also proposes stricter wattage limits for
exterior lights. Fixtures must have 25 watts or less,
which Petruff acknowledged is slightly more stringent
than Florida Department of Environmental Protection
guidelines.
Jeff and Ken Gerry of White Sands Motel asked if
human safety was taken into account when drafting the
ordinance. They asked how the proposed wattage re-
quirement compared to state lighting codes.
Gerry and Matt Snyder of Resort 66 complained
they were already facing lawsuits from guests who
complained of inadequate lighting after falling on their
property.
Snyder noted that "if the city tells me to put in low-
level light and someone falls, I will refer their lawyer
to the city and cite your ordinance when they come
after me."
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox
said the walkway Snyder claims has "lighting prob-
lems" is not an issue on the beachfront, and Snyder has
received free yellow light bulbs from TW for use in
those areas.
Petruff noted that the ordinance wasn't perfect and
a balance should be reached to meet what is appropri-
ate for human safety and also complies with the Fed-
eral Endangered Species Act. She said she would have
the building department research the safe-lighting re-
quirements, as well as contact other cities to learn how
they manage to balance both issues.
The draft also prohibits the placement of beach
chairs, umbrellas, cabanas, boat trailers and other simi-
lar items on the beach between sunset and sunrise dur-
ing turtle nesting season. The transport, fueling and
maintenance of personal watercraft on the beach after
sunset would also be prohibited. These turtle nuisances


Chamber installin
Don Schroder will be installed as president of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at its annual
banquet Monday evening, Nov. 24.
Former second vice president, he heads a slate of
officers who will be seated by Manatee County Com-
missioner Jane von Hahmann at the dinner ceremonies
from 6-10 p.m. at the Sun House Restaurant, 100
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Reservations at $35 per person may be made at the
chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or by call-
ing 779-9412. Music will be by Jimi Gee.
To be installed with Schroder are Dennis Rauschl,


Memorial moment
Family and friends of the late Peggy Craig, an educator from Lakeland who died one year ago, met at the
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Education Center in Holmes Beach to honor her. Turtle Watch director Suzi
Fox said Peggy chose to live out the remainder of her time at the family home on Anna Maria and that being
part of Turtle Watch was a joy to her. "Peggy then decided to ask the people who loved her most to keep on


supporting our efforts." TW dedicated a life-size replica
Photo: J.L. Robertson

are already prohibited in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach
and other coastal areas.
Several property managers complained that it was
unfair to hold the property owners responsible for ac-
tions made by tenants. It's unrealistic to think tenants
can be prevented from leaving items on the beach or
opening their curtains so lights cast onto the beach, they
argued.
Petruff suggested the problem might be a lack of
education for Island visitors.
Several hoteliers said they already provide infor-
mation packets at check-in, they already post signs near
light switches, and they refer visitors to the Turtle
Watch Education Center to further educate themselves.
"We want to comply, but you're tying our hands
with this code," said Snyder. "Our code would be fine
now if it was enforced. This puts the burden on all the
beachfront properties and managers."
"We're talking about endangered species here,"
Petruff emphasized. "It's one of the responsibilities of
ownership. If you notice violators, you need to knock
on their door and re-educate them. If you continue to
have violations in this city, it will only hurt all of you.
The other agencies will come down here to enforce [the
law]."
.Sabine Buehler, of Haley's Motel, said everyone
gets a rental agreement and property owners can put in
writing that tenants will be fined for violating the turtle
ordinance. "Then they will close the curtains," she said.
Melanie Johnson of the Beach Inn said she found
multiple problems with the proposed ordinance and
questioned why there even needs to be an ordinance at
all. If DEP guidelines, state statutes and federal law
protecting endangered species already exist, Johnson
questioned, why should the city should go through the
expense, time and energy of having its own ordinance?
Johnson stated that through her own research she
found that there are several schools of thought on why



g officers Tuesday
moving up from treasurer to first vice president; Mark
Davis, second vice president; Karen LaPensee, trea-
surer; and Judy Giovanelli, who remains as secretary.
Directors being installed are Christian Huth, Lois
Gift, Darcie Duncan, Joan Carter, Kim Ibasfalean,
Mike McCaleb, Ken Gerry, Cindy Thompson, Frank
Davis and Dawn Mishler, all re-elected, and Jennifer
Scott, who will be in her first term.
The chamber said its mission remains "to serve our
membership and community through proactive leader-
ship that builds a positive business climate while en-
hancing and protecting the quality of life for all."


"cutaway" model of a turtle nest for Craig. Islander


sea turtles fail to reach the water. For example, one
theory is that sea turtles are near-sighted on land and
this may be the problem. Another theory she found is
that there are magnetic fields and currents that attract
the turtles to the water, or the moonlight, or certain
smells can disorient them.
Johnson also stated that the definition of "directly
illuminated" is ludicrous. The term is defined as "illu-
mination as a result of glowing elements, lamps, globes
of reflectors, or any artificial light source visible to an
observer on the beach."
Johnson asked whose vantage point does the defi-
nition address a person walking the beach or a turtle
"the size of an Oreo cookie?" How do you determine
what is visible from the vantage point of a near-sighted
turtle? Johnson asked.
In addition, Johnson questioned if anyone has ever
been charged and convicted of causing the death of a
turtle. She suggested that the turtle education organi-
zation on the Island has become a source of hostility
and frustration for property owners. "I think this pro-
gram has done more to push people to the point of say-
ing, 'The heck with it, I'd just as soon make turtle
soup.'"
Petruff reiterated that the process the city is under-
going to draft this ordinance is aimed at reaching a
consensus that works for property owners and protect-
ing endangered species. If common sense took care of
the issue, as Johnson suggested, the city wouldn't have
hatchlings die from being disoriented and run over by
vehicles in the roadway, Petruff rebutted.
A final suggestion Petruff said she would research
was the circumstances by which turtle nests could be
moved.
Mark Davis of the Beach Inn suggested areas be
designated where turtle nests can be moved to remove
the burden of proper lighting off condominium and
resort owners. Perhaps hoteliers could opt have the nest
moved to a beachfront homeowner who wishes to
sponsor the nest as a way of creating a fun opportunity
for the community to become involved and give the
hotels a chance to keep their properties adequately lit,
he said.
Turtle season begins again May 1, Whitmore said,
and she wants the new ordinance in place. Petruff
agreed to look into the community's concerns regard-
ing lighting requirements for human safety and provi-
sions for relocating nests and bring a revised draft to
the public for a work session in January.
Petruff asked that any interested parties with a con-
cern submit their reasoning in writing to the city for her
consideration.
Copies of the ordinance are available at city hall,
5801 Marina Drive.





THE ISLANDER M NOV. 19, 2003 0 PAGE 5


Holmes Beach tackles short-term rentals


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
At its Nov. 25 work session, the Holmes Beach
City Commission plans to discuss how to address
short-term rentals of less than one month in single-fam-
ily residential districts.
According to a memo from City Attorney Michelle
Hall, short-term rentals of less than one month to a
single family, or by more than one family for any
length of time in the R-1 district, is prohibited in the
city's land development code.
Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger
brought to the commission's attention that there are
homes in the city being used as rooming houses.
The city has had difficulty enforcing the zoning
restrictions because city staff is not in the position to
verify the relationship of transient occupants and has
to take the word of the landlord that tenants are fam-
ily members.
According to Hall, the city could consider revising
its definitions and zoning regulations so the lawfulness
of rentals of less than a month doesn't depend upon the
relationship of the occupants.
Hall wrote that in addition to enforcement prob-
lems, city staff has reportedly interpreted the city's land
development code to mean that there are no restrictions
on rental terms in the residential districts. Although a


EEEC priorities
The Anna Maria Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee is preparing a priority list of
projects for 2004 and plans to put removal of exotic
plants in the city at or near the top.
At its Nov. 12 meeting, the committee agreed that
other projects would be a brochure on native plants, a
halt to smoking or littering on the beach, signage con-
trol, trash pickup, visitor education, a city logo and
theme, and noise and water pollution.
Committee Chairperson Tim Eisler suggested the
committee also have input with the city's comprehen-
sive plan review committee for the environmental, rec-
reation and open-space elements in the plan.
Committee members agreed and Eisler will contact
Tony Arrant, the committee's facilitator, to plan the
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resort-housing overlay district was approved by the
commission and created to accommodate short-term
rentals in the R-l district, it is not allowed in other resi-
dential areas.
According to Hall, the creation of an R-4 overlay
district to permit short-term rentals in only the most
intense residential district has been thwarted. City staff
reports the R-1, R-2, and R-3 districts now have many
properties being rented for less than one-month terms.
The city commission could strictly limit short-term


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opinion


Get real!
Led by the sea turtles that make Anna Maria Island
their headquarters, 68 species have made the list of endan-
gered and threatened species in the state.
Of special note here is the loggerhead turtle, a giant rep-
tile with millions of years of ancestry, and little change
through all those millennia. Altogether, five species of ma-
rine turtles are endangered or threatened in Florida seas and
on our beaches during nesting season, May-October.
Is there any reason we shouldn't protect these crea-
tures to the extent that we can? To the extent the Endan-
gered Species Act requires?
After all, we've robbed the sea turtles' habitat the
beach. What we didn't limit by invading the habitat, man
managed to decimate by trapping, catching and eating.
For every mile of shoreline in Florida approxi-
mately 1,197 miles there is a similar agency to our
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch. They are all volunteer
"armies," ready and willing to help the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Commission.
Without them, it would be hopeless.
However, the government readily admits to leaving
some of the regulations to "home rule." And that's where
lighting and regulations on use of the beach come in. It's
also where Turtle Watch comes in.
Granted, it could be worse. At least we don't drive
drag cars up and down the beach from dawn 'til dusk.
So we have a few condos, beachfront rentals (more
every year) and motels where shielding lights, covering
well-lit windows and screening signs and outdoor lights
is a problem.
It doesn't have to be.
With motion sensors, timers, down-lighting, short-
post and ground lighting along walkways, yellow bulbs
a id covers, all inexpensive options through local hard-
ware and electrical service companies, we can accomplish
public safety and a safe habitat for turtles.
It also requires enforcement, and Turtle Watch
readily admits it is not the enforcer. That's up to the city,
its code enforcement officers and police.
What is needed in Holmes Beach is a becled-up turtle
ordinance before the first mother turtle crawls ashore in May.
Maybe the moteliers and the mayor can look
at it this way ... eco-tourism is on the upswing. Promot-
ing visits in turtle nesting season to your turtle-friendly
accommodations is good for business.
As for the ordinance, it's a no brainer. We need simi-
lar/same ordinances in the three Island cities and we need
enforcement.
Now would be good.


SLICK By Egan


opinion



Get off it, DOT
Having just seen and traveled across the newly
completed Ringling Bridge in Sarasota for the first
time, I think we need to again thank the people who
have fought so long and hard keeping a similar mon-
strosity from being built to Anna Maria.
Give it up, Florida Department of Transportation
- we don't want a megabridge!
Tom Allebrandi, Bradenton Beach

A smashing success
On behalf of the Anna Maria Island Historical So-
ciety, I thank the entire Island for the monetary contri-
butions that poured in during the Bayfest. We were as-
i l i.l .
o rocking the mayors and other community leaders
i iilc old city jail proved to be the greatest way to raise
funds we have ever undertake! More than $4,000 was
brought in and checks are still coming. It was beyond
our fondest expectations.
All funds will go toward the restoration of Belle
Haven Cottage, the historic building that fell into the
bay in 1926.
Thanks go to Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and Bradenton Beach
Vice Mayor Bill Arnold. Others who dressed in jail
uniforms and roamed Pine Avenue begging for bail
money were Holmes Beach City Commissioners Pat
Geyer and Don Maloney, Anna Maria Commissioners
Linda Cramer and John Quam, Dr. Scott Kosfeld, busi-
ness owner Darcie Duncan, Kathy Hayes, Anna Maria
Elementary School principal, and Gail Husbands,
postal clerk.
Also donating to the cause were the former mayor
of Bradenton Beach, Katie Pierola, and Mitch Stewart,
president of the West Coast Pyrates.
Girl Scout Troop 155 raised $90 at a bake sale in
the museum parking lot and donated it to the restora-


tion project. Three members of the Manatee High
School Manateens pitched in and helped with cleaning
up the historical park before the festivities. Thanks to
Trent Mills, Bob Troxler and Justin James.
Kudos to George McKay and his Anna Maria pub-
lic works workmen for theircleanup and help, and City
Clerk Alice Baird for her assistance in organizing the
event. The Islander for coverage before and after, and
all the historical society volunteers, especially Gordon
and Betsy Atkinson, who are creating the "planks for
preservation." He is engraving the planks which will
wrap around Belle Haven. A limited number of planks
are still available.
The event would have been impossible without
these wonderful people. It showed what a community
coming together can do at a grass-roots level. Thanks
a million.
Carolyne Norwood, historical society adminis-
trator

Appreciation
All of us the Salick, Shymanski and Mills fami-
lies thank you for printing the article about Rich in
the Nov. 5 Islander.
Incidentally, in 1958 we moved to Anna Maria on
Palmetto Avenue, next door to the house the historical
society moved recently. Chan, Rich and Phil went to
Anna Maria Elementary School.
After three years on Palmetto and 13 in Palma
Sola Park, in 1975 I moved to Holmes Beach with
Rosser, Wilson and Joanie. Now, Joanie, Tony and
grandson Brandon Mills live in the apartment added
to my house three years ago. The older boys are on
the East Coast.
When we lived in town we spent almost every
weekend at the Manatee Public Beach. This is such a
great place to live.
Again, thanks for sharing Rich's story.
Kay Shymanski, Holnes Beach


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Controlled hatchings
Why I have gone this far without commenting on
the way I see the current turtle program going on the
Island, I don't know, but here goes:
I have read where they have lost many turtles in
the past couple of years, some due to drowning, van-
dalism and predators, and others due to lighting
problems that misled hatchings.
Those problems could be easily corrected simply
by going back to the old and long-proven hatching
method.
That program was where eggs were moved into
a protected site in the dark above the high water line
with an ID that told how many eggs there were,
when they were laid, and the date they were ex-
pected to hatch. That made sure all births got to the
water.
At the public meetings we had during hatching
seasons back then, we would explain the loggerhead
story to the Islanders and tell how they could help
ensure continued survival. People sometimes as
many as 300 would come to witness the hatching
releases that varied from five to 500 in an evening.
That sight alone earned many new helpers to the
program.
David Arnold, of the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection, and I had some disagree-
ments that led him to not renew my permit to con-
tinue that program here.
However, for some reason or other, that same
DEP continues to OK Miami, Fort Lauderdale and
other east coast beaches to protect future logger-
heads the same way.
Why a double standard from our single state?
For the past two years there have been constant
attempts to get beach area residents to put out their
lights both by volunteering and even by law -
asking million-dollar property owners to sit in the
dark. Many of them match my age and need light as


much as hatching turtles need darkness.
The drop in hatching totals indicates something
is wrong. I have read where "unexplained" hatching
deaths have occurred at different stages of develop-
ment. Some were because water went over the nests.
The old program moved all hatchlings far from that
risk. Turtle eggs are not like chicken eggs; water
does drown them.
My plea is to avoid all risk. Go back to where
hatchings, when discovered by beach patrollers,
were moved not only up from the high water line but
to areas that no risk of light existed. The protecting
wire around the moved hatchings relieved them from
the dangers of beach goers and vandalism, too. Con-
trolled hatchings like that also made it to the Gulf.
There is my plea that we go back to that old
.proven program that I managed for so many years
and for thousands of turtles.
Charles Shlunard, Bradenton

New days, new ways
Thank goodness for modern technology. In 1960
we did not know how to get a man to the moon. And
now ...
Turtle monitoring groups on every nesting beach
are mandated by state and federal regulations. These
regulations change as the data collected change the
big picture.
The data are not just from Anna Maria Island
beaches, but also from all beaches where marine
turtles nest. The information is placed into the big
picture of the Sea Turtle Recovery Plan put together
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission, a federal
agency.
Scientists throughout the years have learned new
ways. In 1980, only 43 nests were documented on
Anna Maria Island. This year saw 183 logged in.
This was the first full nesting season after the
2002 beach renourishment project. This year's un-


usual weather patterns, with extreme rains coming
out of a drought, all play into the nesting results.
The folks on our small Island should be proud of
the Turtle Watch Environmental Education Center,
which is the first of its kind on the West Coast of
Florida. There have been more than 5,000 people
who have walked through those doors since March
of this year. They have found the exhibits exciting
and love participating in the tours and watching the
releases from our nesting beaches.
I even think that turtle guru Dr. Archie Carr
would agree that our progressive work here on Anna
Maria Island has furthered the knowledge about sea
turtles in general and that we must keep learning
from the mistakes of the past.
The learning paves the way for us and for the fu-
ture recovery of the species.
Suzi Fox, Director, Anna Maria Island Turtle
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GENERATIONN

) by Rick Catlin

Forged as a marine
Angelo Louloudes of Anna Maria was only 15
years old in 1941,just prior to the United States enter-
ing World War II.
"I wasn't doing much," back home in Bridgeport,
Conn., he said. "School didn't interest me, but every-
one could see a war was coming. I wanted to get in on
the action, but I was too young."
The U.S. Marine Corps seemed to offer the most
glamorous lifestyle, so Louloudes took his baptismal
certificate, forged the dates to make him 18, and joined
up.
After Pearl Harbor, he was called to active duty in
1942. Louloudes quickly learned how "unglamorous"
the Marine Corps is during boot camp at Paris Island
in South Carolina.
He trained as a communications specialist and, in
1943, was shipped off to the South Pacific where he
stopped in Samoa and New Zealand before arriving on
Guadalcanal Island. The marines had landed there in
August 1942 to halt the Japanese from establishing air
bases to strike Australia.
"By then, most of the fighting on the canal had
stopped, so we just trained for the next invasion," Lou
said.
As a member of the 3rd Marine Division,
Louloudes and his comrades invaded Bougainvillea
Island on Nov. 1, 1943.
"We were among the first ashore. We saw combat
every day for about two months. It was the first time


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War in the tropics
Angelo Louloudes of Anna Maria, back center, with U.S.
"Ski" on Bougainvillea in the South Pacific in 1943.
I'd ever seen dead people. When that happens, you
quickly become hardened to the reality of war. It's no
longer glamorous."
Lou had a number of close calls, including one
night when the Japanese launched a suicide attack
against the marines. By the time the attack ended, few
Japanese were left alive.
"I lost a lot of my friends. I wasn't a hero, but you
couldn't let your buddies down. You formed strong
relationships with the people in your unit. Sure, I was
scared early on, but after awhile, you just got used to
it."
He was in a number of firefights with the Japanese
and, each time, he figured his number would be up. "I
had to be lucky because they never got me."
Lou eventually contracted malaria and was sent
back to San Diego.
After his recovery, he was assigned to stateside
duty until shipping back to the Pacific in 1945.
"I was part of the 4th Division training in Hawaii
for the invasion of Japan. We knew casualties were
going to be high. Then, the bomb went off and we all
thanked God."
The war was over and four years to the day after he
joined, he was discharged from active duty.
Lou returned to Bridgeport and finished high


Marine Corps pals Jim Berry, Dick Krawveck and

school, then worked as a merchant seaman, bringing
back the caskets of dead U.S. servicemen from Italy,
France, Belgium and other places in Europe.
Tiring of that, Lou went to college under the G.I.
Bill and had a career in business, operating a restaurant
for a number of years.
He and his wife and family moved to Florida in
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opening a string of pizza parlors.
In 1977, he moved to Anna Maria Island.
To this day, he still has to go to the Veterans Ad-
ministration Hospital in Tampa on occasion for treat-
ment of his war injuries.
But he'd do it all over again if he had to.
"I still remember seeing the dead bodies of my
friends. It hurts every time I think about it, but I'd do
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 19, 2003 0 PAGE 9


New Anna Maria commission dumps CIAC plan


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It took Anna Maria's all-volunteer capital improve-
ments advisory committee about eight months of meet-
ings to come up with a "priority list" of capital im-
provement projects, as requested by the city commis-
sion.
Ah, but that was requested by the old commission
and this is Anna Maria.
The city commission that met Nov. 1.3 with two
new-to-politics commissioners required a mere two
hours to banish the CIAC priority list to the ever-grow-
ing Anna Maria scrapheap of plans requested and com-
pleted, but never implemented.
The CIAC presented a list of nine priority projects
at the.Nov. 13 workshop session, including seven for
drainage and flood relief in various locations around
the city. The priority list was based upon safety and
homeowner property damage from numerous inter-
views with residents by CIAC members and staff from
Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the city's engineering firm,
said Mayor SueLynn.
Hold on a minute, said City Commissioner Linda
Cramer. She said that at a public meeting two years
ago, the Southwest Florida Water Management District
said the city should first address drainage infrastructure
and maintenance issues.
Has the CIAC and Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the
city's engineering firm, "identified a maintenance pro-
gram to help our current situation?"
There is some on going maintenance, said CIAC
chairperson Larry Albert, but the list depicts "the ma-
jor problems," as the commission requested.
"Well, I'm not ready to move forward on this list
until I see a maintenance list," replied Cramer.
The estimated cost of the priority projects is
$463,000, of which only $232,000 was budgeted for
capital improvements by the commission in the 2003-
04 budget.
The mayor has proposed that the balance be fi-
nanced by a line of credit and the previous commission
had directed her to provide information to the commis-
sion on establishing the LOC.
But new Commissioner Carol Ann Magill said she
was opposed to the city going into debt to finance such
projects.
Not to be outdone, new Commissioner Dale Wood-
land claimed the process of creating the list had not
been presented to the public. "Do we just accept this
list?" he asked.
Commissioner Duke Miller, the commission's
CIAC liaison, defended the work of the committee.
"All I can tell you is the CIAC meets in public, in
the sunshine, and the public has had every opportunity
to comment and almost nobody ever attends.
"This is not something new. The CIAC has been
talking about this [priority list] for months," he added.
Both Magill and Woodland said the public still
needs to comment before the commission rushes to
judgment. Woodland said he respected the work of the
CIAC, but still wanted more public input.
The mayor pointed out this was just a work session
and the commission would still have to approve the
projects at a regular meeting, where public comment is
again taken.
Commission Chairperson John Quam said he be-
lieved the commission should work within the bud-
geted amount of $232,000 and approve the CIAC-listed
project for the city's bridges estimated at $138,000,
along with sidewalk repair and the Gulf Boulevard
beach walkover for $32,000. That would leave $62,000
in the budget for capital improvements.
He suggested the.CIAC choose two projects from
the list to complete within that amount of money, but
Albert balked.
"Since 1992, nothing has been done. Other com-
missions have approved money and projects never get
done because of this stalemate," he said.
Quam, however, wanted to see some successes
before proceeding with more city spending.
"I just can't see" approving the entire list, he said.
Great, said SueLynn. And people wonder why
nothing ever gets done in Anna Maria.
"The CIAC has made these recommendations in
good faith," she said. If the commission is rejecting
their recommendations, "Why even have a committee
and city engineer?" she asked.


Take this job and ...
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After the Anna Maria City Commission re-
jected the priority list of capital improvement
projects, capital improvements advisory commit-
tee chairman Larry Alberts said the commission
had just wasted eight months of work by a volun-
teer organization of experts.
"And the commission wonders why it's so
hard to get people to volunteer for a committee,"
said Albert.
"I'm not going to resign, but I wonder what's
the point of meeting anymore because the com-
mission doesn't want to spend any money. I've
seen it happen before in this city where we have
committees and action plans, but nothing ever
gets done.
"So, I don't know what the next step is for
the CIAC," he added.
CIAC member Bill Snow was not at the Nov.
13 commission meeting and said he'd have to
think about any decision to resign from the CIAC.
Board member Chuck White said he wasn't
ready to resign "just yet," but was considering
that option.
Efforts to reach CIAC member Glenn Fausset
were unsuccessful.


The commission requested this list months ago,
and the CIAC has said what the city should be doing.
"Now, I hear the commission saying this is what they
think should be done. It's very frustrating," SueLynn
said.
Members of the public were divided about the list.
Bill Modis said rejection of the list is "beyond
laughable. We go on and on and nothing ever gets
done."
A line of credit to finance the priority list is "cheap
money," he claimed. "We can pay this now, or pay a
lot more later."
Former City Commissioner Jay Hill claimed that
at the October 2001 Swiftmud meeting, that organiza-
tion had told the city to perform maintenance before
any projects.
He also said more public input is needed on the list,


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and that the CIAC doesn't meet at a good time for the
public. He added that the CIAC "needs members who
are concerned about the community," not problems
with their own property.
The commission consensus eventually was to bring
approval of the bridges project to the Nov. 20 city com-
mission meeting, along with approval of only the cost
of a permit for the priority-list project along North
Shore Drive in the Palm Avenue area.
In other business, Quam postponed discussion of
a line of credit to finance some projects on the CIAC
list because the commission was not approving any
spending above the amount budgeted for capital im-
provement projects.
The mayor discussed the Manatee County plan to
impose an impact fee on new construction within the
city limits of the six county municipalities and keep all
the revenue.
She said city elected officials should attend a De-
cember workshop with the county commission to push
for at least some of that fee to come back to the respec-
tive cities.
The commission will hold its next workshop ses-
sion on Dec. 11 and its regular meeting Dec. 18.




Public comment

needed to comment

on public
One of the first acts of business of the new Anna
Maria City Commission at its Nov. 13 organizational
meeting was to approve new rules of procedure that will
allow public comment after every agenda item at work-
shop sessions.
The prior commission had taken public comment at
workshop sessions only with a consensus of commis-
sioners.
Florida's Government in the Sunshine Laws, gov-
erning public meetings, does not require public com-
ment at commission workshop sessions, only at regu-
larly scheduled meetings.
In other business, the commission re-elected John
Quam as commission chairperson and elected Linda
Cramer as the deputy chairperson.






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single family, or by more than one family for any
length of time in the R-I district, is prohibited in the
city's land development code.
Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger
brought to the commission's attention that there are
homes in the city being used as rooming houses.
The city has had difficulty enforcing the zoning
restrictions because city staff is not in the position to
verify the relationship of transient occupants and has
to take the word of the landlord that tenants are fam-
ily members.
According to Hall, the city could consider revising
its definitions and zoning regulations so the lawfulness
of rentals of less than a month doesn't depend upon the
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By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
In light of the recent state smoking ban, the
Holmes Beach City Commission has expressed a de-
sire to remove some restrictions and allow patrons to
dine outside, where smoking is permitted.
The state smoking ban does not prohibit smoking
in a sidewalk-cafe type area or an unbounded/unroofed
deck.
The current city ordinance for outdoor dining al-
lows open or outdoor patios, decks, porches, court-
yards, gardens and adjacent sidewalks forming a part
of the restaurant to be utilized for dining upon approval
of a site plan by the city commission.
Restaurants must restrict the sale of alcoholic bev-
erages at its outdoor dining facility between 10 p.m.


and noon, outdoor entertainment is prohibited, lighting
must not infringe on neighboring property and the pub-
lic right of way should not be obstructed.
Commissioners agreed that restaurants currently
have the right to bring existing indoor tables outside to
provide outdoor dining, however, in order to increase
the total number of dining tables, a site plan must be
submitted and approved.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff clarified the ordi-
nance stating if a restaurant is currently allowed 30
seats, the city doesn't care if 28 are inside and two are
outside.
Commissioner Roger Lutz noted that what a land-
lord allows on his property is a separate issue, but the
city code shows restaurateurs are free to provide out-
door dining with existing tables.


lems, city staff has reportedly interpreted the city's land
development code to mean that there are no restrictions
on rental terms in the residential districts. Although a
resort-housing overlay district was approved by the
commission and created to accommodate short-term
rentals in the R-1 district, it is not allowed in other resi-
dential areas.
According to Hall, the creation of an R-4 over-
lay district to permit short-term rentals in only the
most intense residential district has been thwarted.
City staff reports the R-l, R-2, and R-3 districts now
have many properties being rented for less than one-
month terms.
The city commission could strictly limit short-term
rentals to the R-4 district by clarifying the restrictions
in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 regulations. Short-term rent-
als in those districts would then need to be phased out
gradually.
A final method for regulating short-term rentals
would be by general permit. The city could require
property owners to obtain a permit before leasing prop-
erty for a period less than a month.
The commission will discuss the options Hall sug-
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Audrey Edith Ditzel
Audrey Edith Ditzel, 75, of Anna Maria, died Nov.
12.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. Ditzel moved to
Anna Maria in 1987. She was a homemaker. She was
Protestant.
Private memorial services will be held at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W.,
Suite 136, Bradenton FL 34205, or to the National
Alliance for Mentally Ill, 101 W. Venice Ave., Suite
32, Venice FL 34236.
She is survived by husband of 54 years Herb;
daughter Carol Burke of Destin; son Darren of Daven-
port, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Kevin Lee Griffiths
Kevin Lee Griffiths, 50, of Bradenton, died Nov.
5.
Born in Orange County, Calif., Mr. Griffiths came
to Manatee County from Chicago in 1997. He was co-
owner of Griffiths Island Paint & Paper Services. He
was a member of the Anna Maria Moose Lodge. He
was Protestant.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 22, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Kevin Griffiths Me-
morial Fund, Holmes Beach Financial Center, 5327
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
He is survived by wife Gayla S. of Bradenton; sons
Daniel and Jeffrey of Bradenton, and Kenneth of
Westmont, Ill.; stepdaughter Andrea Peterson of
Bradenton; stepson Jeffrey Peterson of Bradenton; sis-
ters Ann Colvin of Roseville, Calif., and Susan Toscas
of Loomis, Calif.; parents Pat and Ken Griffiths of
Roseville; and three grandchildren.

Erich W. Knoechel
Erich W. Knoechel, 76, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 12.
Born in Boehmisch Leipa, Czech Republic, Mr.
Knoechel came to Manatee County 12 years ago from
Port Sanilac, Mich. He was the owner of a dental lab
in Mt. Clemens, Mich. He was a member of the


Bradenton Yacht Club and was former treasurer of the
Michigan Dental Association. He was Roman Catho-
lic.
Memorial service will be held dt a later date in Port
Sanilac, Mich. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home. Island
Chapel, is in charge of arrange ments.
He is survived by brother Walter of Wuerzburg,
Germany.


Col. Jack W. Kroger
Col. Jack W. Kroger, 95, of Palmetto and formerly
Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 22.
Born in Louisville, Ky., Col. Kroger moved to the
Island in 1945. He was the assistant fire chief for the
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach fire departments for
many years. He served in the U.S. Navy, where he was
awarded the Silver Star, Second Nicaraguan Campaign,
Purple Heart and Good Conduct medals. He was a life-
time member of the Kentucky Colonels and the Pal-
metto VFW Post 2488.
Memorial services were Nov. 15 at Palmetto Cem-
etery.
He is survived by son Alan D. of Simpsonville,
S.C.; daughter Donna M. of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and sev-
eral grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Monika Lisa Swanson
Monika Lisa Swanson, 44, of New Preston, Conn.,
died Oct. 22.
Ms. Swanson was born in New Milford, Conn.,
and graduated from high school there. She received a
diploma as a surgical technologist from Danbury Hos-
pital and majored in biology at Western Connecticut
State University. She served as a parish secretary and
later as a certified Lay Eucharistic Minister at St.
Andrews Episcopal Church, Marbledale, Conn. She
was an accomplished seamstress and was employed at
JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts, Brookfield, Conn. She was
a lifelong member of the church.
Memorial services were held in Marbledale.
She is survived by mother Edna Jane Tiemann of
Anna Maria; father John Swanson of Las Vegas, Nev.;
sister Vicki Hill of Norwich, N.Y.; and niece Jaclyn
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Hurricane Isabel personal destroyer for Islanders
By Kathy Caserta
Special to The Islander
EDITOR'S NOTE: With the official close of the 2003 "
hurricane season due Nov. 30, and no storms in sight" '"
in the Atlantic or Caribbean, Kathy and Vic Caserta's .. -. '
tale of the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel could serve a
as a wake-up call to all Islanders. ..
Living in Florida tends to put one on alert when a ,' .
tropical storm turns into a hurricane. Decisions on what '
to leave or take, when to depart are all top priorities.
Discussions of the surge, the power of that storm,
flooding, are all priority issues.
Hurricane Isabel landed at the Outer Banks (OBX) I 'V ,. "
of North Carolina on Sept. 18, 2003, and changed the
lives of many. The disaster recovery team of Dare "N.
County is always prepared. A property owner receives- .. -
a re-entry pass each year in the mail. We have received
a pass for 15 years and it stays with us in our OBX file.
This year was different: She came, she destroyed,
she departed. Hurricane Isabel.
Living on Anna Maria Island presents the same
issues we faced with the drive to North Carolina to .' *
check on our property. When should we depart? Will
they allow us into the area? It is difficult trying to man- -.
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Isabel: No near miss for north
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12

all over his face. He had been in the devastated area and
had seen the worst.
We had to drive directly to our home or soldiers or
police might make us turn around. The town was un-
der curfew. It was hard not to look at the disaster zone.
Our first view of the area was of massive flooding.
Two or three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean were
flooded, no entry. Piles of debris and inventory from
flooded businesses lined the streets. Power lines were
down, no drinking water.
A "thickness of feelings" permeated the air, lives
and homes destroyed. Personal belongings, businesses,
anything in Isabel's way was demolished. Debris and
sand mounds 20 feet and higher were all over the roads.
We worked nine days straight to clean up our
home. About the fifth day we ventured out to the hard-
ware store and saw a large oak tree that snapped. The
diameter must have been five feet but it was twisted
around before it went over. This makes you wonder
why anyone would consider staying in a mandatory
evacuation area to "ride out" the storm. Some residents
did this and they told me they would never do it again.
Many people were asking if I could take pictures of
the disaster for them to view first hand. It was hard to say
yes as I was so involved in relief efforts. News stations and
radios were totally devoted to the cause. It breaks your
heart to hear about people that have lost everything. Along
Beach Road you could see houses ready to wash out to
sea. Vacant lots had already washed out.
I did not read while I was on the Outer Banks, I just
wanted first-hand observation since I was in the disas-
ter area. It was three days before my departure before
I felt I could take some pictures, as it felt like an inva-
sion of people's privacy.
I took pictures in Kitty Hawk, not the worst of it.
I was told that the worst devastation was in South Nags
Head, where more than 300 homes were destroyed.
Many of the people who owned these homes were the
backbone of OBX. They were the service-oriented
people. This area is very similar to Anna Maria Island
with the tourist industry and the locals and the
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First stewardess returns to scene in Cayman


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Half a century after helping inaugurate airline ser-
vice there, Anna Maria's Bunny Garst went back to the
Cayman Islands and ended up wondering why she had
bothered.
She was the first stewardess ever there, on the first
airline and within a couple of trips of the first flight.
The whole thing was unique in many ways, she recalls.
Caribbean International Airways Ltd. was
launched by ex-Royal Air Force Wing Commander
Owen Roberts, and they all had a joke about the shoe-
string operation:
"Resort Airlines was the big operator in the Carib-
bean then," Garst said, "and we used to say, 'You've
heard of Resort? Well, we're the last resort.'"
The commander and his crew proved an airline
serving-a couple of new routes was viable, set up a
schedule and signed up a stewardess. Right: Bunny
Garst.
It didn't harm her cause that her mother was the
airline's manager, recently hired when she went back
to work during a hiatus in her marriage. She arranged
her daughter's job "at 10 pounds a month," Bunny says
now, "and that was about 28 dollars American."
They flew four days a week between Cayman and
Belize and Jamaica and Tampa. Their aircraft were old
PBY "flying boats," amphibians that the U.S. Navy
used in World War II for landing on water and land.
"Half the time the wheels wouldn't go down, cor-
roded by salt water," she said. That made operations
somewhat more thrilling than she might have wanted,
for at Cayman they had to land on the water since the
airport wasn't completed yet.
Not only that, "we were stuck in Cayman one trip
because Tampa was snowed in. That's true, it was
snowing there."
Then came the summer season in an era when tour-
ists weren't vacationing in the Caribbean, so the airline
shut down and its stewardess was laid off.
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It may have been the luckiest decision she ever
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1973 and living here for eight years before moving to
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This year she was invited back to help celebrate
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thing made her glad she had left.
"I got in touch with the newspaper there to find out
more about this celebration," Garst recalls. "They were
excited, they said 'Where have you been, we've been
looking for you for years.' I could'have told them they
could have called my sister, who still lives there.
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Joe Evans: 34 years chef, now an author


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Joe Evans is still shaking his head over the photog-
rapher who took 2,700 pictures to get 50 for his book.
The photographer came to town from Denmark and
spent a few days with Evans, taking pictures of every as-
pect of the chef's life. He was assigned to the task by the
publisher of the Gulf Coast chef's cookbook.
Evans is getting the manuscript in shape now. The
working title is "My Most Requested Recipes," and it
will have many of his secrets and tips on how to pre-
pare a meal and how to present it.
All of it will be couched in the narrative and humor
that has made him one of the more in-demand chefs in
the area. And one more experienced in more facets of
cheffery than almost anyone in the business, 34 years
in the kitchen.
He's done it all since he finished restaurant school
in Philadelphia. He "worked in fancy restaurants
there," he said, and owned his own on the Jersey shore
called the Rendezvous where he was too successful.
"I leased it during summers from the man who had
a club next door," he recalled. "When I started making
more profit than he did, he took it back to run himself."
He took over then as executive chef of JFK Memo-
rial Hospital in Mt. Laurel, N.J., and along the way was
chef at the Cobblestone Club in Philadelphia, owned by
the Pennsylvania Railroad and patronized by judges
and gangsters alike, he said.
There he met some executives of the Arvida Co.,
"who liked my food and I guess my patter," for they
hired him as executive chef of the Longboat Key Club.
Evans is no different from other food service
people in one aspect most of them are itinerants,
working here and there and everywhere. It's hard even
for him to patch together his career, but recalls he was
on vacation when he met Ray and D'Arcy Arpke, own-
ers of Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key, and agreed to
fill in for a few days when they turned up chef-short.
He left 12 years later.
Bunny goes back to Caymans
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14

"When I got there I went to the paper as they had
asked and the people there were extremely snooty and
unpleasant, they acted as if I were intruding.
"Well, I didn't intrude. I left them standing. I went
to the islands' archives and had a long, pleasant inter-
view for their records."
When she got back to Anna Maria, she found "I
had picked up a bug down there, kept me down for a
month. It made me suspect that there's something about
leaving that island that makes it a good thing to do."


Chef/author Joe Evans


He tells of being corporate chef for Ocean Proper-
ties Ltd. in Boca Raton and at the Riverfront Holiday
Inn in Bradenton, where he won the chain's Torch-
bearer award five times in a row. He had his own place
in downtown Bradenton, called Champs then and now
Theresa's.
Now he's ended up doing live cooking shows and
demonstrations at openings of Beall's stores, at Florida
International Cooking Association gatherings, and
aboard cruise ships. He also has a catering and personal
chef business, cooking full meals in patrons' homes.
He and wife Pat and their two sons live in
Bradenton.


Just recently his bottled sauces "got out of hand"
so he's in that business too. He had bottled enough of
his specialties for his shows, but now "a vendor talked
me into spreading out," producing enough for commer-
cial sales in stores.
His experiences, most of them hilarious, and the
expertise learned and created in three decades and more
as a chef are going into the cookbook. His part and the
photographer's are about wrapped up now, and the rest
is up to the publisher.
He still hasn't figured out why a photographer
needed 2,700 exposures for the 50 pictures destined for
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AME construction cutbacks nearly complete


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School construction
team members from W.G. Mills, Educational Design
Associates and the Manatee County School District
have spent the past three weeks quietly trimming the
school's construction budget to meet its initial $5.6
million budget.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said she has met
with Steve Schield, Gina Duvall and Michael Pierce,
community representatives on the construction team,
to update the cost-reduction process.
Hayes said the team tasked with reducing costs
has been meeting three to four times a week and has
brought the project close to budget. "They have been
intricately looking for ways to reduce costs without
sacrificing our educational program or the 'promise'
made to the community."
The "promise" made to the community by the
school board included Bahama-style shutters, a
metal roof, and landscaping enhancements.
Although the estimated ticket price of the prom-
ised items was nearly $150,000 over the additional
$500,000 allocated for AME by Manatee County Su-
perintendent Roger Dearing, Hayes said the team has
been able to reduce that cost as well.
Hayes said she hasn't seen the updated land-
scape plan, but she does know the team was able to
significantly reduce the amount of fill it initially
planned to use. The cost of fill was previously esti-
mated at $250,000.
Hayes said that the team has reduced costs
through its choice of construction materials and
methods.
Another item that has not been compromised is
the new auditorium. Despite discussions to possibly
scale back the size of the auditorium, Hayes said the
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THE ISLANDER 1NOV. 19, 2003 U PA'GET 7


Snow unhappy with Anna Maria paving jobs


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
As Strother Martin said to Paul Newman in the
movie, Cool Hand Luke, "What we have here is a fail-
ure to communicate."
What Anna Maria may have is a failure to commu-
nicate on the apparently inferior paving jobs done re-
cently on Tarpon and Oak Avenues by APAC.
Seems APAC didn't bother to put down a "tack
coat" over the road base to keep the top coat on the road
from eventually sliding, said Tom Wilcox of
Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the city's engineering firm.
That news has got capital improvements advisory com-
mittee member Bill Snow "disgusted and unhappy."
With more than 40 years experience in road pav-
ing and construction, he said he'd never seen a job that
didn't have a tack coat or an inspector on the job site
watching the work.
Somebody dropped the ball by not inspecting the
paving as it was being done, Snow said.
Wilcox agreed, but noted that the final invoice of
some $33,000 for the top coat on the roads hasn't been
paid to APAC. The base coat of paving is in good
shape, he said, and $100,000 has already been paid to
APAC for that part of the job.


Wilcox is attempting to get APAC to fix the prob-
lem according to specifications in the contract, but
APAC is balking, he said.
Snow, however, was more upset that the job
wasn't done right and wasn't inspected.
"These are just a couple of minor paving jobs that
were disastrous. From where I'm sitting, the city did
a poor job of supervision. For $150,000, our inspec-
tion of that job was terrible. It could have, should have,
been done correctly," he claimed.
"The city hasn't shown me much on these two
small paving jobs and I don't want to have my name
associated with this committee" if the job can't be
done right, he said.
The paving snafu, he said, is "a repeat of the
Spring Avenue drainage project fiasco" of a few years
ago
Wilcox said he understood Snow's frustration and
he, too, is "unhappy with my name on the job."
He did note that the jobs were "piggy-backed"
onto an existing Manatee County contract to save
money, but APAC has failed to live up to the Anna
Maria contract, in his opinion.
He and APAC have a "difference of opinion on
interpretation" of whether or not a tack coat should


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have been applied, and "that's why they haven't been
paid."
Without a tack coat, the roads will likely have to
be patched in some spots about a year from now, he
said.
Don't patch, said Snow. APAC or somebody needs
to remove the top coat, put in a tack coat, and seal it and
ensure a decent road that will last 10 to 15 years.
Wilcox said he's not yet at an impasse stage with
APAC. When that happens, he'll refer the matter to the
mayor and city attorney.
APAC, he said, is one of just two paving compa-
nies in the area and "typically, does good work.
"But now we have the score and realize they
don't," he added.
"Well, for $150,000, we should have had an in-
spector out there," said Snow.
"So, it's the city's fault for not hiring an inspec-
tor?" asked City Commissioner Duke Miller.
In other words, who failed to communicate?
Snow said it's either the city's fault or BDI's.
An inspector should have been on the job site when
the project started, either from the city's public works
department or from BDI, he claimed.
Wilcox said that when the BDI inspector arrived at
the job site, the top coat had already been put down by
APAC. BDI had not planned on having an inspector on
the job site at all times, he indicated.
"I don't mind telling you I'm unhappy," Snow
bellowed. For any future work done by a contractor for
the city, "I want an inspector out there at all times. It's
cheap insurance."
Miller agreed and said he would bring the issue to
the city commission.
He also asked Mayor SueLynn for a meeting as
soon as possible with herself, BDI, CIAC chairman
Larry Albert and Public Works Director George
McKay to "get to the bottom" of who was ultimately
responsible for inspection of the paving work on the
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FISH Preserve's ultimate payment charted


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Plotting and planning ways to raise the final pay-
ment for the FISH Preserve challenged Cortez activists
at a meeting in the building they will replace.
The session was in the Cortez Community Center on
123rd Street Court. It will be replaced as Cortez' main
gathering place by the village's old school building, which
Manatee County now owns. Much of the money to pay for
the refurbishing is already in the bank, being shuttled
through the Manatee County bureaucracy.
At issue at this meeting, though, was how to raise
$63,000 for the final payment on the FISH Preserve.
The 95-acre preserve borders Cortez and the school on
the east and will be a permanent buffer between the
historic fishing village and development.
FISH, the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage,


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at Church of Annunciation
The 40th Holly Berry Bazaar by women of the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will offer a wide
variety of Christmas items from 9 a.m.-l p.m. Satur-
day.
The festive sale will be at the church, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Co-chairs Phyllis Locke and
Peggy Potter said it will include raffles, gifts, decora-
tions, works by local artists and crafters, hand-knotted
toys, the church women's famous homemade pickles
and chutney, baked goods, plants, collectibles, cutlery,
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Roser church hosting
migrant tea Friday
Church Women United of Manatee County will
sponsor the annual migrant tea at 12:30 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 21, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The tea will be for children of migrant families,
and gifts of clothing, quilts, afghans and toys will be
made there for youngsters and their families. The gifts
from Roser will be trucked to a warehouse in Palmetto,
where they will be sorted for distribution to the fami-
lies, youths and pre-kindergarten children.
A program of music at the Roser function will be fol-
lowed by talks by older children.
The tea is in support of the Manatee County
Schools Migrant Program. Additional information may
be obtained at 721-2300, extension 378.

Pancake breakfast Sunday
at St. Bernard church
A pancake breakfast and bake sale will ibe from 8-
11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and
coffee are on the menu at $3 for adults, half price for
children. The bake sale will be in conjunction with the
breakfast. Details are available at 778-4769.

Fundraising concert Friday
Folk artist Louise Taylor will be featured at a con-
cert at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, to raise funds for Mana-
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radio station serving the Island, Cortez and northwest
Bradenton.
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is buying the tract from the Shewe estate for $250,000
in four payments over four years. The first three pay-
ments have been made, in good part through funds
from the fishermen's festival. The last one is due in
March 2004.
Roger Allen, coordinator of the school rebuilding
program, noted that this time around he and volunteers
will have a hand-built wooden skiff ready for raffling
at the Cortez Commercial Fishermen's Festival Feb.
21-22.
Along with that boat, his group will build another
during the festival, he said.
Gary Raulerson of the Sarasota Bay National Es-
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attention at the meeting. Author Randy Wayne White
was mentioned prominently as one who has been inter-
ested in Cortez for some time and might lend the fes-
tival a hand.
Suggested for him to ponder were a couple of
raffles. One would have as the prize White's using the
winner as a character in a novel, the other was to make
fly-tying lessons from him a prize. White is a Gulf
Coast fisherman and professional-grade maker of fish-
ing flies.
Plans were moved along for the silent auction and
tour of old Cortez homes March 27-28, proceeds to go
into the mortgage kitty.
Details on the festival may be obtained from Allen
at 704-8598, FISH President Blue Fulford at 794-2455,
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Whitmore: No comment


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The war of the words in the Frank Davis site plan
review by the Holmes Beach City Commission would
make H.G. Wells proud.
Davis has proposed to move an existing four-bed-
room structure at 5622 Gulf Drive to his property at
5626 Gulf Drive where the Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast is located. He would then renovate the struc-
ture to only two rental units for Harrington House and
build a four-unit condominium at 5622 Gulf Drive.
On Nov. 10, Miami-based attorney John Shubin,
who represents Ruthanne McLean and Barbara
Coloney in their opposition to the Davis site plan, fired
off a public letter to Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore (The Islander, Nov. 12) challenging either
Whitmore or Davis to an open debate "in any legiti-
mate public forum in the City of Holmes Beach on
these important issues. The public will then learn what
the real issues are in this matter."
Shubin claimed in the letter that both Whitmore
and Davis "have publicly and privately attacked my
clients' legal position, motivation and character."
The attorney also said that Whitmore has "force-
fully sought" to assist Davis, and her "public frustra-
tion with my clients' position and with the legal opin-
ion of the city's legal counsel has been obvious."
Whitmore's "enthusiasm for seeking an immediate
citywide solution for one person's legal constraints is
also obvious. It is also troubling," Shubin said in the
letter.
Shubin cited a Nov. 4 letter from Davis to City
Commissioner Don Maloney as his proof. The letter
was delivered just one day prior to the commission
meeting on the Davis site plan.
In his Nov. 4 letter, Davis said that "John Shubin's
mean-spirited approach to us has put you all on guard.
This is not a person who is helping the community un-


derstand its ordinances, this is a neighbor that is using
all his legal training to destroy a wonderful community.
His intent is to threaten and intimidate all of city gov-
ernment people (mayor, staff, council members and
attorney) into cowering to his 'legal expertise.'"
Davis also called upon Maloney to "not be swayed
by your admitted conservative attorney's position to
continue to delay a decision in my case.
"I'm also sure you realize how much more this cost
me daily in time and attorney fees. You are falling into
Shubin's well-conceived plan to 'create a living hell'
for his neighbors."
Davis also asked Maloney to "Please use common
sense and ask your attorney to explain this injustice. Put
my mean-spirited neighbor out of your mind for a
minute and do the right thing."
There was no mention of Whitmore in the Davis
letter.
Shubin said he couldn't "reveal the sources" that
prompted his allegation about Whitmore attacking his
clients in private, but added that "I'm confident it's
true."
In reply, Whitmore said she would "like to com-
ment," on Shubin's letter, "But the city attorney has
advised me to say nothing" because of the pending site
plan review.
She also deferred any comment "at this time" on
Shubin's claims that she publicly and privately at-
tacked the character of his clients. Whitmore did say
Shubin's allegations in the letter are being reviewed by
City Attorney Patricia Petruff.
Efforts to reach Davis for a response to Shubin's
letter were unsuccessful.
The city commission at its Nov. 5 meeting moved to
continue further discussion of the Davis variance request
until Jan. 13. The Nov. 5 meeting was itself a continua-
tion of an Oct. 5 meeting (The Islander, Nov. 12).
Maybe by then, the Martians will have landed.


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Headlines in the Nov. 18, 1993, issue
of The Islander announced that:
Anna Maria Planning Commission Chairman
Steve Lardas resigned to devote more time to his fam-
ily and business. A former attorney, Lardas is co-man-
ager of D. Coy Ducks in Holmes Beach.
At a meeting with Florida Department of Trans-
portation officials, Longboat Key residents spoke in
favor of a proposed new Ringling Bridge from Sarasota
to the barrier islands that will have at least a 65-foot
high span and no drawbridge. Most of the residents said
their concern was for an ambulance to get quickly from
Longboat Key to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Growing of rare plants
garden club's topic
The care and propagation of unusual plants will be
the topic of a presentation for the Island Garden Club
when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24.
The meeting will be in the social rooms of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Speaker will be Kathy Crowley of Crowley Nurs-
eries, member of the Rare Tree Society of America.
She will discuss such plants as patio citrus, bamboo,
climbers and plants for condos and smaller gardens.
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Bernard Catholic
Church Saturday
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this year are Janet
Clark, Carol Nunn
and Conelia
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Beach, and Floss
Tully of
Bradenton.
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Autumn fashion show
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria
Island presented its Colors of
Autumn Fashion Show and Lun-
cheon at the Bradenton Country
Club with proceeds to benefit state
and community projects such as
scholarships and donations to local
organizations. Pictured, left to right,
at the event, are Leda Van Wormer,
Florence Gelderman, Priscilla
Seewald, Sarah Maloney, Janet
Clark, Marian Van Winkle and
Cornelia Zanetti. Islander Photo:
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'Gun.Shy' cast terrific, play not so


By Robert Noble
Islander Correspondent
Every now and then, the Island Players'
playreading committee comes up with a dud. "Gun-
Shy" by Richard Dresser is this season's boo-boo. On
paper, it looks pretty good: one basic set, five good
roles and some clever situations in a promising plot.
The problem is that the dialogue, while attempting a
Neil Simon level of wit, never comes close.
As always at this charming playhouse, the cast is
delightfully adept, and the production values are first-
rate. The ever-reliable Phyllis Elfenbein has directed
with a firm hand, establishing well-developed relation-
ships and clear objectives.
She is limited in the first act by various (and
sketchily written) sequences (10) that keep alternating
from one side of the stage to another, as the action
shifts from East to West coasts. Her moves for the ac-
tors are limited, with only half a stage to work with.
She has more flexibility in Act II when the action shifts
to a full stage house "outside Boston."
The plot had the potential for some real comedy. A
separated couple, Evie (Mona Upp) and Duncan (Bob
Ryan) each have new "meaningful others": Carter
(Mark Woodland) and Caitlin (Katy Jodat).
The opening scene takes place in Seattle's famous
revolving Restaurant-in-the-Sky. The picture window
had slowly moving scenery that was clever, but a little
jerky on Sunday. Evie, who has just paid $100,000 for
her analysis, is full of psychiatric banter that adds some
neurotic fun. Carter views his car being burgled and
burned there is a lot of off-stage violence.
Scene two shifts to Carter's apartment in Washing-
ton, D.C., where he keeps the thermostat so low, his air-
headed bimbo must keep her hat and coat on for a visit.
As the action shifts back and forth from one side
of the stage to the other, the missed comic opportuni-
ties in the writing pile up.
The cast, however, works some small wonders
with energy, charm and personality. Upp is attractive
and efficient, and Woodland brings his experience and
fabulous voice to play, as they lovingly battle their way
to familyhood. Their scenes are some of the best, es-
pecially a very funny double massage (Evie's treat)


The cast and artistic staff of Guin-Shy. Islander Photo: Jack Elka


with a gay masseur (the delightful George Myers in one
of his multiple assignments). The scene has the kooky
quality the whole show needed.
Ryan was charming and easy-going as Duncan,
dallying with his new toy, Caitlin, played with ditzy
ebullience by Jodat, who looks terrific in Don Bailey's
gorgeous white chiffon gown, and all her curvy outfits.
As always, Bailey's costumes are attractive and appro-
priate, and Jack Abene has contributed handsome scen-
ery that helps speed the play along.
When the couples get together, there's some fun
in the one-upmanship and rivalries between old and
new loves. Woodland has a funny sequence about a
sperm sample, and Upp and Ryan garner some


laughs in the shot-giving scene. Ryan has a big
speech in Act II, which he brings off very well, and
Myers performs his five cameo roles with aplomb
and panache.
So, go and enjoy the terrific cast and attractive pro-
duction, but the play refuses to fly.
"Gun-Shy" tickets at $15 are available at theater at
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets for the 55th
season at Island Players are $65 for five performances.
This play runs through Nov. 23, with 8 p.m. curtains
and two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The theater is
closed Mondays.
The box office is open one nour before perfor-
mances. Call 778-5755 for more information.


Island Biz


Cortez Cafe for dinner
Sam and Debbie Varelis of the Cortez Cafe at
12108 Cortez Road W. are happy to announce that
dinner is now served.
The popular breakfast and lunch establishment in
Cortez is now serving dinner from from 4 p.m. to 8
p.m. Monday through Saturday in a newly remodeled
and expanded dining room.
"The cafe has always been kind of a community
meeting place, and we just wanted to add dinner to
continue that tradition in the evening," said Debbie.
Dinner fare features fresh seafood from Cortez
fishermen along with favorites such as steaks and
chicken.
Breakfast is still served all day and the cafe still
opens at 5:30 a.m. for the early-risers. Sunday hours are
from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To learn more about Cortez Cafe, call 792-0030.

Get healthy personally
Longboat Key resident Matthew Walters has just
opened Personal Health Concepts on Longboat Key
to help Islanders and mainlanders get healthy, feel bet-
ter and live longer.
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more where he managed a
fitness center, Walters said
he is specializing in per-
sonal health on an indi-
vidual basis.
Wellness counseling,
personal training, advice on
diet and nutrition, disease
prevention, weight loss and
weight control and lifestyle
counseling are just some of


the services he's offering.
"I want to provide professional services on an in-


dividual basis," said Walters, "so I offer suggestions
and programs that will encourage individuals to live a
healthy, more energetic lifetysle.
"It's surprising how much better you feel by mak-
ing only a few alterations to your daily habits. It's never
too late to make changes that will help you live a
longer, happier life," he exclaimed.
Walters talks with clients on an individual basis,
then schedules a visit to their home or workout center
to discuss a personal health program.
In addition to his master's degree in physical edu-
cation from Ohio University, Walters is a certified per-
sonal fitness trainer through the Synergy Fitness Co.
He's also an avid golfer and former college baseball
player, and has worked in health and fitness facilities
throughout his professional career before moving to
Longboat Key and starting Personal Health Concepts.
"Be healthy, feel better and live longer," is the
company's motto, and one that Walters has adapted to
himself and his clients.
To learn more about Personal Health Concepts,
call Matthew at 387-1712.

Oncology in the 21st Century
Holmes Beach resident Rita Bailey is now the head
nurse at 21st Century Oncology at 6555 Cortez Road
W., where the staff utilizes a team approach to guide
their patients in partnership to battle cancer.
Doctors and nurses use the latest techniques and
technologies in cancer treatment so patients won't have
to travel to other states to receive the latest in care.
21 st Century Oncology also has access to clinical
trials in treatment through national cooperative re-
search groups.
"The best interest of the patient is the only interest
to be considered," said Bailey.
Another nurse on staff is Longboat Key resident
Cindy Noble.


The new century for oncology
Staff members at 21st Century Oncology at 6555
Cortez Road W. include, from left, Dr. Sarah Hoffe,
Dr. Larry Silverman, Longboat Key resident Cindy
Noble, head nurse Rita Bailey of Holmes Beach, and
Linda Moore. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

The board-certified doctors include Dr. Graciele
Garton, who trained at the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Stephen
Patrice, a former chief resident at the Harvard Medical
School; Dr. Larry Silverman, formerly the chief resi-
dent in radiation oncology at the Medical College of
Virginia and winner of a Roentgen Fellow Research
Award; and Dr. Sarah Hoffe, who trained in radiation
oncology at Duke University and the Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in New York.
21st Century Oncology also has an office at 3210
Fruitville Road in Sarasota.
For more information about 21st Century
Oncology, call 308-1050.

Got a new business going up in Anna Maria
Island, Cortez or Longboat Key? How about a new
product or service, an anniversary, a new lire, or an
award-winning staff member? Call Island Biz at
778-7978, fax your news to 778-9392, or e-mail us at
news @ islander. org.


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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 19, 2003 0 PAGE 21


Big Thanksgiving for body and soul


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
There are big doings for the spirit and the stomach on
the Islands this Thanksgiving time, with community ser-
vices to give thanks for what we have and community
dinners at some churches. Even a Holiday Prelude.
The annual All Islands Denominations service of
thanksgiving will be Thanksgiving eve, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
On Longboat Key, the interfaith service will be at 5
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Temple Beth Israel.
It will be dinner time for many in the community
at two churches Island Baptist, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, at 1 p.m. and Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, at 2 p.m. These
turkey-and-trimmings feasts are designed to provide
"family" for people who want to share time with oth-
ers, and are open free to all. The churches ask only that
anyone wishing to attend let them know in advance,
Island Baptist at 778-0719, and Roser at 778-0414.
All of the Island's churches are participating in the
Wednesday evening ecumenical service sponsored by
AID, made up of all of the Island's churches.
It will begin at 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei, 6608 Marina
Drive, Anna Maria, and include special contributions
by each church, plus music by the combined choirs of
all the churches.
The Rev. Dan Kilts of Gloria Dei will welcome the
worshipers to his church and give the benediction.
The Rev. Dale Lawson, pastor of Island Baptist
Church, will deliver the opening call to worship and
offer the prayer of the day.
Heather Hill of the First Church of Christ Scientist
will give the first lesson and the Rev. Gary Baty of
Roser will bring the second lesson and Psalms.
The Rev. William Grossman of Harvey Memorial
Community Church in Bradenton Beach will read the
Gospel.
The Rev. Harry Parsell, rector of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation will deliver the sermon.
The Rev. John Ellis of St. Bernard Catholic Church
will lead the closing prayer and the Lord's Prayer.
Carl Parks, Gloria Dei's choir director and organist,
will direct the assembled choirs in song and the Gloria Dei
handbell choir will play directed by Paulette Kilts.
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Kenneth Gill, Longboat Island Chapel; and the Rev.
Jerry O'Connor, Plymouth Harbor chaplain.
With all of the Island's churches participating in
the AID) service the night before Thanksgiving Day,
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Gloria Dei will have a Holy Communion service at
9:30 a.m., along with choir music.
Roser's dinner will be preceded by Communion in the
chapel at 10 a.m.
The Holiday Prelude is an annual festival on Thanks-
giving evening on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The
popular concert fills the street and more persons attend
each year. said the sponsoring Legacy III.
It will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the clock tower
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Reception Saturday night

for rotating art show
At least two Anna Maria Island artists will
participate in a rotating art show which will
open with a reception from 6-10 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 22.
The reception and show will be at the
Weekly Planet gallery, 1385 Fifth St., Sarasota.
It is sponsored by the Edge group, devoted to
"Art that liberates, not just decorates."
Exhibits will be changed periodically dur-
ing the six-month show. Exhibiting from the
Island will be Carrie Price and Preston Whaley,
both Anna Maria residents.
Other Manatee County artists to exhibit in-
clude George Box, Pamela Seiber, Melissa
DuCasse, Pamela Talley, Karen Klosky, Ace
McVey, Joan Peters, Valeri Rose, Keith
loCurto, Ben Sims, Beverly Diem, Anna
D'aste, Rich Hill, Robin Taylor, Larry
Rawlinson, Zack Taylor and Drew Hudson.
Details are available at 748-8671.


Chamber card exchange slated
A card exchange by members and guests of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is scheduled from 5-
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the office of Dr. Diane
Michaels, 510 Village Green Pkwy., Bradenton.
The chamber asks that those planning to attend
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Anna Maria Elementary School first-graders in Gary Wooten's art class spill out onto campus to sketch the
school's flagpole. They also sketched the school caboose and peace pole. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Secret Shop for kids Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Art League's much-an-
ticipated annual "Secret Shop," for shopping by
youngsters only, will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 22.
The shop, arranged by members of the league, each
year stocks inexpensive handcrafted items suitable for
parents, grandparents, teachers and other gift-worthy
adults. It is open to youngsters up to 10 years of age and
prices are "kid-friendly" from 25 cents to $5, said Gin-
ger White, league director.
While the kids shop, adults can "wait in our beauti-
ful tree-shaded yard," White said. There they may have
coffee, tea and hot chocolate along with food they buy at
the bake sale in conjunction with the Secret Shop.
All the action will be at the league's quarters, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Details may be obtained
by calling 778-2099.


Helping hand
Anna Maria Elementary School first-grader Noah
Connors gets a little help from art teacher Gary
Wooten as the class sketches the school's flagpole.


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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 19, 2003 I PAGE 23
AME yearbook pre-sale on now
There is only one week left to pre-order an Anna
Maria Elementary School 2003-04 yearbook.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, is the final day to reserve a
yearbook at a discount price. The books can be ordered
for $10. At the end of the school year, additional books
will be available for $15 on a first come, first served
basis.
In addition, sponsorship pages are available for
$100 to help cover the digital publication costs. One
sponsor will be featured per page and will receive a free
yearbook.
Nov. 26 is also the deadline for sponsors.
To reserve a yearbook, call Gina Duvall at 778-
4499. To sponsor a page, call Christine Callahan at
778-0917.

Anna Maria
Elementary School menu
Monday, Nov. 24
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Breaded Chicken with Mashed Potatoes,
Frito Pie with Corn Chips or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Green Peas, Tossed Salad, Fruit, Juice
Bar
Tuesday, Nov. 25
Breakfast: French Toast Glaze, Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Cheeseburger, Chef Salad or Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Potato Smiles, Tossed Salad,
Fruit
Wednesday, Nov. 26
Breakfast: Orange Muffin, Chicken Tender with
Roll, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes, Fish
on a Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Fruit
Thursday, Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Holiday: No School
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Wednesday, Nov. 19
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
12:30 p.m. Anna Maria Garden Club meeting
with a presentation on antiques and collecting at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-3665.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
, Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, Nov. 20
10:30 a.m. Korean War Veterans Association
picnic at Coquina Beach Pavilion, Bradenton Beach.
Information: 741-9632.
Noon -Minnesota Club Luncheon at the Ameri-
can Legion Club, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 758-8543.
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver safety class at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 776-1158.
5 p.m. Parent-Teacher Organization dinner
sponsored by the Greek Italia Restaurant at the Island
Middle School, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-5200. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. "Leadership Challenges for Charter
Schools" with Michael Gaffley of Nova Southeastern
University at the Island Middle School, 206 85th St.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meditation and Buddhism
-classes with Tom Colby at the Art League of Manatee
County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 362-
2030. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 21
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver safety class at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 776-1158.
8 p.m. Manatee Radio Project presents folk
singer Louise Taylor at Fogartyville Cafe, 800 17th
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-9755. Fee ap-
plies.

Saturday, Nov. 22
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Gulf Drive and Mana-
tee Avenue, Manatee Public Beach. Information: 778-
0355.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holly Berry Bazaar at the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1638.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Painting the Figure in Water-
color" with Phyllis Bek-gran at the Art League of Mana-
tee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information:
746-2862. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday and Horticulture Festi-
val at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Information: 745-3665.


Orchestra season opener
The Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra opened its 1th season Sunday with a huge stand-
ing-room only crowd at its venue, Island Baptist Church. Here, Maestro Alfred Gershwin directs solo violinist
Janet Rowe. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Holiday events

upcoming:
Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street, Thanks-
giving night, 6 p.m.
Holmes Beach Business District Open
House Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m.
The Islander Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
and Fireworks, Dec. 6.
*The Anna Maria Island Privateers Island-long
Holiday Parade and Santa Visit, Anna Maria to
Coquina Beach, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-Noon.
The Lesters' Annual Fun Day at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, Dec. 13, 11
a.m.-2 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Secret Shop and Bake Sale
at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
6 to 10 p.m. Opening reception for "Art That
Liberates Not Just Decorates" by the Edge Artist
Coalition with musical guests Whalehead and
Spankin' Fresh at the Weekly Planet, 1385 Fifth St.,
Sarasota. Information:

Sunday, Nov. 23
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Ber-


Freedom dictionaries
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island provided dictionaries to all third-grade students at Freedom Ele'men-
tary School in Bradenton. This project began at Anna Maria Elementary School two years ago as part of'the
club's community affairs program. The project has expanded to include all Manatee County elementary
schools. Islander Photo: Courtesy Don Fernald, AMI Rotary Club president.


nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 24
6 to 10 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce installation banquet at the Sun House res-
taurant, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
779-9412. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans' service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.
1:30 to 3 p.m. "The Write Stuff" with Andrew
Clyde Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 26
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Manatee Players present "Witness for the Pros-
ecution" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St:,
Bradenton, through Nov. 23. Box office: 748-5875. Fee
applies.
"Gun-Shy" at the Island Players theater, Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through Nov. 23.
Box office: 778-5755. Fee applies.
"Open Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through
Nov. 26. Information: 778-2099.
Bradenton Beach artist Shirely Rush Dean's ex-
hibit at the Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery,
926 12th St. W., Bradenton, through Nov. 26. Informa-
tion: 746-2223.
Drawing the tropical landscape class with Ginger
White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 28. Infor-
mation: 778-2099. Fee applies.
Bela's Ball Art Exhibit at the Village of the Arts,
along 12th Street West, Bradenton, through Nov. 31.
Information: 748-8671.
Black-and-white photography class with Chris
Galanopoulos and Jerry Quin at the Anna Maria Island
Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
through Dec. 15. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
"De Cuba Con Amor" photography exhibit by
Michael Harris and Barbara Gabbe-Harris at Copper
Moon Gallery, 1006 11th Ave. W., Bradenton, through
Dec. 31. Information: 747-8783.

Upcoming:
Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church Nov. 27.
Author Carolyne Norwood at the Island Branch
library Dec. 2.
"A Festival of Trees" at the Crosley Mansion
Dec. 2.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Busi-
ness Card Exchange at the Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast Dec. 3.





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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 10. 10010 Gulf Drive, Beach-style Boutique,
theft. A six-foot galvanized star ornament was report-
edly stolen from the building exterior.
Nov. 10, 700 block of Jacaranda Rd., burglary. Sev-
eral items were reportedly stolen from a man's workshop.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 11, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Island Water
Sports & Scooter Rentals, grand theft. A scooter was
reportedly stolen.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 7, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Shell's Restaurant,
theft. A man reported his Michigan license plate stolen
from his parked vehicle.

Palma Sola Bay now healthy
The on-again, off-again saga of healthy bathing
waters around Anna Maria Island is on-again.
Just two weeks after declaring that the waters of
Palma Sola Bay could be hazardous to bathers, the
Manatee County Health Department issued an advisory
last week giving the all-clear to both Palma Sola Bay
testing locations at the east end of the causeway.
Manatee County Environmental Health Director
Charles Henry said the most recent five-week average
of tests at the causeway test location near Bongo's
found the average of coli-forming units was below the
U.S. Environmental Protection's Agencies maximum
of 35 coli-forming units per 100 mililiters of water.
The same was true of the second causeway test lo-
cation at the east end of Palma Sola Bay, he said.
When excess enteric bacteria is found at a test site,
it's an indication of fecal pollution, said Henry. The
pollution could come from stormwater runoff, pets and
wildlife or human sewage, he said.
Under a federally funded program, the county moni-
tors 10 area saltwater locations and when levels of fecal
coliform or other bacteria exceed the accepted EPA stan-
dard for a five-week test average, a warning is issued.


Nov. 10, 200 block of 72nd Street, theft. A man
reported some cash missing and finding his computer
turned on after having his home tented for termites.
Nov. 10, 48th Street and Gulf Drive, driver's li-
cense. A man was arrested for driving without a li-
cense after a routine traffic stop. According to the
report, the man stated he had just left work and con-
fessed that he did not have a green card. According
to the report, information was forwarded to immigra-
tion and naturalization service for work violation at
a local restaurant.
Nov. 11, 5600 block of Marina Drive, theft. Two
skateboards reportedly left near Ginny's Antique store
were missing. The juveniles left the boards near the
store prior to boarding a school bus and discovered the
boards were missing after school.
Nov. 11, 6500 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-


chief. A woman reported damage to the sliding door of
her minivan. According to the report, the window was
smashed and the door was scratched and dented.
Nov. 11, 5800 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A man reported damage to the windshield and
passenger-side door of his vehicle. According to the
report, it appeared that a large rock and paver bricks
were thrown at the vehicle from a close distance.
Nov. 11, 6900 Gulf Drive, Bali Hai, burglary. A
man reported his wallet stolen from his motel room.
Nov. 11, 103 29th St., Angelinos Sea Lodge, bur-
glary. Several items were reported missing from a ve-
hicle, including a day planner and personal portfolio,
compact-disc player and cell phone.
Nov. 12, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary
School, theft. A custodian reported someone took some
mulch from the pile at the school.


IRE agents
take in trade
show,
Alcatraz tour
Island Real Estate
sales agents,
brokers and office
staff attended the
National Associa-
tion of Realtors
annual convention
and trade show in
San Francisco,
Nov. 7-11, where
they learned about
new trends in the
real estate busi-
ness. The trip
included a side
trip to Alcatraz
prison, shown
here.






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Islander helps Manatee Her-icanes to 2-0 start


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Manatee High School Her-icanes girls soccer
team opened its season last week with a pair of victo-
ries, helped in part by the play of Islander Skyler
Purcell.
Purcell, who starts at stopper, played every minute
of the 5-2 victory over Bayshore High Friday, Nov. 14.
This game featured Islanders on both sides of the ball.
Bayshore has defender Miranda Massey in the starting
lineup in addition to goalie Kelsea Bachman. Both
Bayshore sophomores played well in the loss, but they
took a back seat to Purcell on this night.
Purcell had to mark Bayshore star forward Kyri-
Ann Harbruger for most of the game and did a great job
until late in the game when she got loose to score a pair
of goals a minute apart to pull Bayshore to within 3-2.
Purcell helped MHS to a 1-0 lead in the 10th
minute when she stole the ball at midfield and pushed
forward before threading a perfect pass behind a de-
fender that Lindsey Weaver ran onto and blasted into
the far corner.
Early in the second half, Purcell took a drop pass
from Courtney Foley and one-timed it into the upper-
right comer of the goal from 35 yards out giving the
Her-icanes what looked like an insurmountable 3-0
lead.
Harbruger pulled Bayshore to within a goal mid-
way through the second half when she twice stole the
ball deep in the Manatee end and finished to make the
Manatee faithful nervous, but the Her-icanes retook
control of the game with two late goals.
Foley took a pass from Angela Sheehan and carried
the ball on goal, but was taken down from behind, re-
sulting in a penalty kick. Kim Kern granddaughter
of Tom and Ellie Kern of Island Lumber calmly
notched the penalty kick for a 4-2 lead.
Kyleigh O'Leary finished off any chance of a
Bruin comeback when she finished off a nice cross
from Weaver to complete the scoring and the Her-
icanes 5-2 victory.
The Her-icanes opened its season Tuesday, Nov. 1,
with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Palmetto Tigers.


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Skyler Purcell gets tripped up attempting to steal the ball from Rachel Grimes during the Manatee High
School Her-icane's 3-1 victory over Palmetto High. Islander Photo: Courtesy Naomi Osborne


Purcell was assigned another tough mark in this game,
going up against senior midfielder Rachel Grimes.
Purcell held her own as Grimes got loose once early in
the second half to cut the Her-icane lead to 2-1. but
Foley notched a goal to restore her team's two-goal
advantage two minutes later.
Hannah Brickse, a former Islander, made the play
of the game a few minutes later. A bad pass had a Pal-
metto player racing goalward, bringing MHS goalie
Dani Wood sprinting off her line. She slid in to tackle
the ball away at the 30-yard line, but the ball squirted
through and was rolling towards the goal with a Pal-
metto player giving chase. Just when she was about to
kick the ball into the goal, Brickse came sliding in out
of nowhere to clear the ball away and preserve the Her-
icanes' Lwo-goal lead.


Former Islander Jamie Gregorich and Weaver
added the other goals for the Her-icanes, which was on
the road on Nov. 18 at Lakeland George Jenkins before
traveling to Port Charlotte on Thursday, Nov. 20.
Other Islanders in the MHS soccer program in-
clude Holmes Beach resident Sarah Santos, Naomi
Osborne and Gracie Sawyer, who plays on the junior
varsity team, which is coached by Island resident Jeff
Nelson.
Yours truly coaches varsity.
Go Canes!

Center hosts cheerleading clinic
The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosted
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


I The Islander Holiday lighted boat


Holiday Lighted parade, fireworks Dec. 6

S. ..t Boaters arc sought to join the 16th annual Islander Holiday Boat Parade Dec. 6.
boat ~P a \.aThe Islander is again organizing the event for its second year, reaching out to skip-
pers from all areas to expand the parade spectacle and the climax of fireworks.
Saturday Dec. 6 2003 (Rain Dates: Dec. 7, 13) Skippers are encouraged to get their craft into the lineup early for what could be
ENTRY FORM ENTRY FORM ENTRY i the largest-ever lighted boat parade on Anna Maria waters.
EO Cash prizes and trophies for best lighted boats in various size categories of power
Please Enter the Following Vessel in the 16th, Annwuaol Parade: boats and sailboats, a business-sponsor division and a class for "working" boats will
Vessel Name: Length: Power or Sail: be offered by the newspaper and its event sponsors.
Owner's Name or Business Name: _The parade this year will begin from two locations at 6 p.m. One parade contin-
Mailing Address: gent will gather in Bimini Bay as in years past. motor to Gloria Dci Lutheran Church.
back to the Key Royale Bridge, then north along the shore to the Rod & Reel Pier and
City: State: Zip: Contact Ph: back to the Anna Maria City Pier.
E < Private Entry (ize ) Commercialy (siz (siz(c ) > O A second (southern) contingent of boats will gather in the Intracoastal Waterway
near the Braidcnton Beach City Pier on the south side of the Cortez Bridge, traversing
S Entry Fee $:10 Entry Deadline Nov. 8. .~ u north (through the bridge at 6 p.m.) to join up with boaters at the Seafood Shack ma-
IPlease make checks payable to: The Islander rina and follow the Intracoastal to the Anna Maria Bridge. It will then continue along
o f s w h fe to d r the baylront, passing Kingfish Boat Ramp. the Anna Maria Elementary School,
Sentry estbay Point & Moorings, and onward along the bayfront of Key Royale to meet up
I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE that my participation in The Islander Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is voluntary and at my own risk. I agree to abide with Ith Bimini Bay bunch at the pass at Bimini Bay.
by the rules and guidelines and I fully understand that safe navigalion is my own responsibility. I further agree to abide by all U.S Coast Guard The Bimilli Bay and southern parade boats will be led by members ofthe local
safety and navigation rules. I further certify that my vessel has an operational VHF marine radio and that all liability, personal property damage
and personal liability insurance is in lull force and effect for my vessel I agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Islander, its officers and the Coast Guard Flotilla l and law enforcement agencies.
co-chairmen and committee members of the parade as well as all federal, state and local government agencies, their employees, agents and guests
from any personal injury or property damage which I, my vessel or my passengers or crew may cause in any way or which may be construed to Thcl io n t : s', ard for all the lighted boats to the Anna M aria City Pier, the Rod &
have been occasioned by me or those aboard my vessel as a result of my participation in The IslanderHoliday Lighted Boat Parade Reel Picr ;anl :t loop back to the city pier Io the finale.
Applicant's Signature: Date: Deep-draft hoals which may not be able to traverse the shoreline route from King-
rI fish to the mouth of Bimini Bay are welcome to join by utilizing the Intracoastal to
Print Name: meet the parade at the Anna Maria City Pier.
I Thfilank yout. f o your participation Boaters and spectators are invited to the city pier where the parade judges will
j I await the entries, although numerous opportunities exist along the parade routes for
Fireworks! Offshore at the Anna Maria viewing the lighted boats.
City Pier immediately following the parade! The climax of the event will again be Jim Taylor's Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical
Entertainment fireworks display at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the bay alongside the
I 1a Mar Islander city pier.
Te Isla n d e r Entry forms are provided in this issue of The Islander and at the newspaper of-
x~fI __c__ rice for skippers' convenience.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217 A captain's meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Islander office, 5404 Ma-
941 778-7978 Fax 778-9392 rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
I E-mail araeThe parade hotline for more information is 778-7978.
.E-mail iparade.c@islander.o rgI
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26

a cheerleading clinic Nov. 15 for girls new to
cheerleading or those just wanted a refresher for the
upcoming basketball season.
The girls who attended were put through the paces,
starting with proper stretching techniques and cardio-
vascular work to improve flexibility and stamina. Af-
ter that, the girls received instruction on basic moves
and stances like the high V and low V, along with the
different kicks and jumps required in cheerleading.
Then the girls worked on a variety of chants and
cheers that they will perform during basketball games
at the Center.
The Center's Sarah Tanner headed up the clinic
with help from Amber Allen and Lauren Fletcher.

Indoor Soccer Tournament registrating
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's 10th
Annual Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament is accept-
ing registrations for teams through Dec. 8.
Cost is $100 per team for rosters of at least six
players, up to a maximum of 12. Rosters must be com-
plete by Dec. 10 for the tournament, which will have
male and female divisions in ages under 8, 10, 12, and
14. Ages are determined by how old players were on
Aug. 1, 2003.
The double-elimination tournament will follow
AMICC indoor soccer rules and all teams are required
to have uniforms with the same colors.
Registration will be accepted on a first come, first
serve basis with a maximum of six teams in each age/
gender division. All players will receive Holiday Tour-
ney T-shirts, while first-place teams receive individual
trophies. A tourney MVP will also be awarded in each
age division.
For more information, call the Center's Joe
Cheblus at 778-1908.

Basketball on the horizon
Tryouts for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's basketball league got under way this week
with the 5-7-year-olds and 10-1 ls trying out Monday
and Tuesday at 6 and 7 p.m. The 8-9-year-olds try out
tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m., while the ages
12-13 are trying out at 6 p.m. Thursday. The 14-17-
year-olds will try out on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.
Tryouts are mandatory if you want to play in the
Center's basketball league.
Mark your calendars for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
4, for the "Kick-Off-the-Season" banquet at the Cen-
ter. Adults and kids can enjoy a delicious spaghetti din-
ner for $6 and $5 catered by Sean Murphy from
Island's End restaurant.
Basketball season gets off to an official start with
the Tip-Off Basketball Tournament at 10 a.m. Satur-
day, Dec. 6, at the Center. Picture day will also take
place Saturday.
A full schedule for all teams and divisions will be
announced next week, according to Chelbus.
For more information, call 778-1908.

Gecko Greats lead
Island Youth Tennis League
The Island Youth Tennis League continues play at
the Cedars Tennis Club on Longboat Key and, so far,
it looks like Gecko Greats are ... well, great, with a
league-leading 13 points, which puts them two points
up on WGE Aces and three points ahead of Rokop
Rocks.
The rest of the standings and the results through
Saturday, Nov. 15, are below. The Island Youth Ten-
nis League gets back at it from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
22. For more information, call league leader Laurie
Tinnell at 224-0207.

Island Youth Tennis League standings:
1 Gecko Greats 13 points
2 WGE Aces 11 points
3 Rokop Rocks 10 points
4 Cuzins Cougars 9 points
5 Cohen's Cruisers 8 points

Rokop Rocks 3, WGE Aces 2
Anthea Rokop defeated Matt Steiner, 6-2
Anthea Rokop defeated Matt Steiner, 6-3
Sarah Orlando defeated Ritchie Mitchell, 3-0
Noel Neimann defeated Ryan Suriol, 4-2
Phillips/Parrish defeated Mitchell/Orlando, 4-2


Cheerleading clinic coaches and participants at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander
Photo: Kevin Cassidv


Cuzins Cougars 2, Cohen's Cruisers 2
Peyton Phillips defeated Hunter Parrish, 4-2
Zackery Even defeated Natasha Neimann 4-2
Justin Suca defeated Alex Burgess 4-3
Neimann/Burgess defeated Even/Suca, 4-1

Gecko Greats 4, WGE Aces 2
James Steiner defeated Zack Even 4-3
Matt Steiner def James Steiner, 6-3
Blake Wilson defeated Peyton Phillips 4-2
Hunter Parrish def Max Moneuse, 4-1
Blake Wilson defeated Natasha Neimann 4-1
Wilson/Moneuse defeated Phillips/Parrish 4-1

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Nov. 15 horseshoe games were
John Crawford of Bradenton and Tom Skoloda of
Anna Maria City. Runners-up were Herb Puryear of
Anna Maria City and Karl Thomas of Bradenton.
Winners in the Nov. 12 horseshoe games were
Tom Rhodes of Cortez and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria
City. Runners-up were Herb Ditzel of Anna Maria City
and Aden Shank of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.

If you have a story idea or have sports news to re-
port, call The Islander at 778-7978, or e-mail me at
kevin@islander.org.


Lambeau Field
tailgaters
Islanders and Island/
Packer lovers met Chuck
and Joey Lester of
Holmes Beach and
Wisconsin at a Green
Bay Packers game.
Tailgating before the
game are, from left, Scot
Moran, Jim Sykes. Joev)
Adam Williams, man-
ager of the Sandbar
restaurant, behind
Sharon O'Connor,
Chuck, Gail Lundberg,
and George O'Connor,
co-owner of Golf Etc.
and local bowling
tourney host, front
center.


.....







An ace for J.C.
Holmes Beach golfer J.C. Phillips shows off the formn
that got him a hole-in-one on the par-3 150-yard,
15th hole at the Village Green Golf Course during a
tournament Nov. 11. Phillips used an 8-ironfor his
ace. Islander Photo: Bnner Jo





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Coming to a waterfront near you: Boat mooring fields?


Our neighbors to the south appear to have finally
made motions toward establishing a special place with
special rules for boats to moor in Sarasota Bay. It's
only taken 13 years that I'm aware of.
Sarasota City officials are preparing to go out to
bid to have someone manage a mooring field for boats
just north of Selby Gardens. The area has been used as
an unofficial anchorage for decades, but the city now
appears ready to move forward with an established
mooring field at the site.
An anchorage, by the way, is a place for boats to,
well, anchor. A mooring field is controlled by some-
one, regulated, managed, and generally requires fees to
be collected from its users the boats that are there.
S The city has had a slew of problems with the cur-
rent anchorage in the past. A lot of the boats were pretty
much waterborne homeless shelters. Dinghies littered
the bayfront, trash was strewn everywhere. Since many
of the boats were poorly anchored, any kind of a blow
would see boats break their moorings and careen
through the fleet, breaking up other boats.
After one storm a few years ago, something like a
dozen boats of all sizes were cast ashore at Selby and,
since the majority of the boaters didn't have the money
to get them hauled off, became a long-standing eyesore
for patrons at the gardens.
So the city started to think about establishing a
mooring field that it could control. Anchorages would
be established and assigned to people. Mooring lines
would be checked by a harbormaster and repaired or
replaced as needed. A set of criteria for pumping out
heads would be set, onshore facilities like restrooms,
showers and laundry would be created, and the part
the city liked rent would be charged to those who
wanted to live on the water there.
A sticking point arose when the city fumbled in its
first round of talks with the state. Seems that the city
thought it had to negotiate a bay-bottom lease with the
state, just like a marina or other for-profit waterfront
operation. Nearby Marina Jack went that lease route to
the tune of something like $100,000 a year.
Yikes! city folks said, and dropped the whole plan.
The city found out, thanks in large part to the Sarasota
Sailing Squadron and my buddy Stan Zimmerman, that
there are not-for-profit provisions in submerged land leas-
ing that could allow the city's mooring field to get state
approval for something like $1 a year.
The squadron established its own mooring field a
couple years ago, with rent, facilities and all that good
stuff and nipped any potential problems with undesir-
ables at the same time. Most of the work was done by
squadron members.
So, following the squadron's lead, the city has been
moving forward again with the field. The request for
proposals asks for engineers or planners to submit their
plans to the city for the site and also calls for the win-
ning applicant to get the necessary state permits. The
city apparently isn't going into the mooring field busi-
ness for itself, but will farm out the management of it
- and, I would expect, reap the financial benefits from
boaters there.
As near as I can remember, it was 13 years ago when
I went on a road trip with a bunch of Sarasota city and
county officials to look at the mooring field in Vero
Beach. It was, and is, a beautiful place with a little restau-


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The Vero people had had the operation running for
about a decade at that point, and the spot was some-
thing of a destination as much as a stay-over point for
cruising boaters.
Since that long-ago trip, and based in part on the
squadron's success, mooring fields are starting to
spring up all over the place. Clearwater is working on
one, Venice is moving forward, and.even Bradenton
Beach appears to be picking up the pace to manage its
burgeoning anchorage just south of its city pier in Anna
Maria Sound.
With more and more marinas stepping back from
the boat business in favor of the financially lucrative
condominium market, anchorages could well become
the last refuge for many boaters. Let's hope that the
mooring field market can keep tip the pace for a place
to keep a big boat.

Manatee story
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission has a program that features a "manatee of the
quarter," giving out information on a selected, and
well-documented, sea cow. The October-December
2003 manatee picked is one in our own backyard -
Jair. Here's FWC's story on him.
"Jair is a manatee that has been photographed prima-
rily during the summer months. This manatee is a perfect


Screwy flowers
Lacking traditional
: petals as in almost
..a flowers, the screw
pine blossoms look
J more like something
0you would find in a
bath tub than a
garden. The screw
pine, Pandamus
utilis, is more like a
palm than a pine,
.native to Madagas-
catr and Micronesia,
and grows to 25 feet
in Florida. The tree
is distinctive in its
7muangrove-like roots
that branch out from
the center of the
trunk to the ground.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy



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example of how photo-identification of an individual can
help us to learn about an animal's movements and site
fidelity. During the summer months, Jair is a 'regular' at
the Palma Sola Yacht Club basin located in Manatee
County. Jair was first documented in this offshoot of
Palma Sola Bay in the summer of 1995. Every year since,
Jair has turned up in the basin at some point during the
summer, usually between April and October.
"It is Jair's unique combination of scars that allow
researchers to identify it. A large line runs down the top
half of its body, followed by a diagonal line on the left
and right trunk, and finally a large blotch just above the
tail fluke. Due to this distinct scar pattern, even photo-
graphs showing only portions of this animal can be
matched to photographs taken in previous years. At
Palma Sola, Jair, who is at least 8 years old, tends to
roll and cavort with other manatees quite a bit. Thus,
this manatee is a difficult subject to photograph at
times! Despite Jair's strong site fidelity to the Palma
Sola Yacht Club basin, the motivations influencing the
animal's use of this area, in terms of time of year and
habitat function, remain unknown. Researchers look
forward to continuing to unravel the mysteries of
manatees like Jair."
Jair has probably gone to his winter haunts near a
power plant by now, but it might be worth a trip to the
marina next summer to see the frisky guy.

'Oriskany' get the nod for Panhandle
If state officials have their say, a new, huge artifi-
cial reef will be created in the Gulf of Mexico off
Pensacola, perhaps as early as the middle of next year.
The U.S.S. Oriskany is an 888-foot-long decom-
missioned aircraft carrier. Federal officials have of-
fered the ship up for sinking to create an offshore reef,
and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission last week chose a deep-water site off Escambia
County as its prime location. If approved by the feds,
it will be sunk about 23 miles south of Pensacola Pass.
The Panhandle site was the FWC pick, beating out
an application by Dade/Broward/Palm Beach counties.
Texas, South Carolina and Mississippi have indicated
they also plan to apply for the "Oriskany."
Bradenton Beach's Jim Kissick recalled that his
flight group flew out of the "Orinskany" when it was
first commissioned.

Sandscript factoid
The 40th anniversary of the assassination of Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy is Nov. 22.
The St. Petersburg Times ran a selection of quotations
by JFK, and this one caught my eye in a speech he gave
in 1962 at an America's Cup dinner in Newport, R.I. As
you may remember, Kennedy was an avid sailor.
"I really don't know why it is that all of us are so com-
mitted to the sea, except I think it is because in addition
to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and
ships change, it is because we all come from he sea. And
it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our
veins, the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that
exists in the ocean and, therefore, we have salt in our
blood, in our sweat, in our tears.
"We are tied to the ocean.
"And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail
or watch it, we are going back from whence we came."


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Big trout hitting now, since season is closed, of course


By Capt. Mike Heistand
The near-perfect weather last week attracted
people and grouper to the beaches. Red and gag grou-
per are moving closer to shore, with good catches re-
ported as close to the Island as 7 miles out.
Kingfish action has slowed a bit, although for those
willing to work for the big kings the payout is fish of
25 pounds or so.
Backwater fishing for redfish continues to be ex-
cellent, snook fishing is fair although the linesiders
caught are generally small, and there are also some
good catches of 4-pound flounder being reported from
the Terra Ceia Bay area.
And, since trout season is closed, of course, some
really big ones are being caught and released right now.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said there is lots
of bait hanging around the pier, and it seems to be at-
tracting some really, really big redfish, black drum,
plus a few sheepshead are lurking near the pilings.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
charters said he took Jarad Sellers and friends on a
four-hour midnight trip and caught 30 mangrove snap-
pers to 6 pounds using cut sardines as bait. He also took
Bill Mackson and friends out to catch a nice batch of
gag grouper to 20 pounds, limit catches of mangrove
snapper to 6 pounds, sharks to 6 feet in length, and
hooked into a few kingfish, in about 60 feet of water.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
lots of sheepshead are starting to show up as the win-
ter season starts. There are some good hookups of
keeper-size snook, mackerel some days, and a few
mangrove snapper.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
that now that trout season is closed, some really big
ones are being caught and released along the Perico
seagrass flats, plus a few keeper-size snook, but redfish
seems to be the best bet for waders and boaters alike in
the backwater.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he went south last week, near Longbar Point
in Sarasota Bay, Buttonwood Harbor and Sisters Keys,
and caught redfish up to 26 inches in length, plus lots
of smaller reds. He also put his charters onto a couple
keeper-size snook, and catch-and-release trout are "all
over the place" right now.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said a
few kingfish were caught last week for those who
wanted to work for them, despite the fact that the wa-
ter last week was still a little warmer than it should be
for good action. Farther offshore, grouper have moved
to within 7 and 15 miles from shore, with good reports
of gags caught up to 15 pounds. Inshore action for red-
fish is still the best bet, with the best action coming
from seagrass flats.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
lots of catch-and-release trout are being caught in Terra
Ceia Bay. Snook at least the big ones are still
hard to catch, but there are lots of reds coming to the
dock as well as some flounder to 4 pounds.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said they've caught a few
kingfish to 25 pounds out in the Gulf, redfish in the bays


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and enough snook to keep his charters happy.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's caught some
good-size snook. Kingfish action has slowed a bit, but
redfish are taking up any of the slack.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's finding he doesn't have to go as far
out in the Gulf to catch good-size red and gag grouper.
Weather has been perfect in the past few days for him,
and they caught grouper to 25 pounds, plus mangrove
snapper to 6 pounds.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he put charter
Rich Futch onto kingfish to 25 pounds, mackerel to 30
inches in length, some bonita, plus snook, catch-and-
release trout and redfish, all caught on one trip.
Capt. Sam Kimball said he's been catching man-
grove snapper to 7 pounds, gag grouper to 12 pounds,














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Wow!
Whoever said there
: aren't any big
.; Y. ,.-, kingfish out in the
Gulf hasn't been
S-._.:-s"...."':-'.': * .: fishing aboard the
Happy Hooker
S. '. One Charters out
of Cortez. John P.
Martin, left,
".a'.' ,'. needed help from
.^ "First Mate Todd
Best to hoist this
SJ 60-pound king,
caught after a 30-
minute fight that
pretty nearly
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A off his reel all
500 yards of it.
Other action that
day included three
more kings, 40
mangrove snapper,
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mackerel to 12 pounds, plus banded rudderfish and
triggerfish. He's finding kingfish action to be on the
slow side, though.
On my boat Magic, we have found that redfish re-
main our mainstay, with hookups of up to 20 fish per
trip common. We've also caught some catch-and-re-
lease trout to 24 inches in length.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.

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WORLD WAR II collectors: Winston Churchill's com-
plete coverage, two color volumes with actual photo-
graphs. Plus 78 record of Churchill's war speeches.
Excellent condition, asking $60 for all. Call 794-8177.

BUNK BED: Complete metal, double and twin combo.
$175, like new. Call 778-2987.

EMBROIDERY: Outfit your staff in professionally em-
broidered shirts and caps. Personalized items make
great Christmas gifts! We can digitize your custom logo
for your organization or business, or help you create
one. New customer discount! www.islandstitch.com or
call 778-8338.

LADIES GOLF CLUBS with bag. Good for starter. Call
778-6234.

BEDROOM SET: solid oak in a stateroom style by
National of Mt. Airy. Eight pieces with king-size head-
board, but no beds, $1,400. 792-4274.

ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth halves!
New crop. Holiday bags $6.95 lb., chocolate covered
$7.95 lb. Now available at SunCoast Real Estate and
The Islander newspaper located in the Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach. Proceeds benefit the Island
Players. For information call: 779-0202.

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


PHENOMENAL CLEANING and organizational
skills, trade or part-trade for studio apartment or
large room or two with bath and kitchen privileges.
Needed Dec. 15. E-mail: eoheavens@hotmail.com
or call 378-1885.


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


Trust...
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Talk to those I've helped, they'll tell you.
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Sell faster, without closing hassles and for the right price.
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That's what I do. Call me, let's talk about it.


Only for the Discerning Few: Around $1,000 a month gets you
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The Sunray Quad Lake-Bayou Front The Whitney Villa Direct Bayfront
$250,000 Turnkey Furnished $395,000 over 2,200 sq.lt.
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NEED A HOUSESITTER? Retired teacher from
Kansas City available January and February 2004.
Please call (913) 484-6382.

WATERCOLORS of children on the beach (com-
missions, too!), pleasingly plum beach beauties and
more, plus an exciting new collection of Mexican
silver jewelry. Barbara Powell, The Blue Gallery,
1215 12th St. W., Bradenton, 741-8015. Open Sat-
urday 10am-4pm and by appointment.

AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island chil-
dren. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit packages
for shipment to friends and family from member Rich
Bohnenberger, 778-0355. Order by Dec. 10 for Christmas.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies avail-
able at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-7978.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm, Saturday 9-noon. Always 50-percent off
sales rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Call 779-2733.

LITTLE STAR CHILDREN'S Consignment: All tags
with a star are 50 percent off! Clothing from newborn
to size 16, toys, furniture, equipment. Call 756-3979.
Next to Healthcare America Medical.

SELL IT FAST in The Islander!

FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, Nov. 22, 9am-4pm.
Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books, furniture, wicker,
household, master wood carver's cars, trains, light
houses, glassware, hand-crafted dolls, much bric-a-
brac and fun stuff. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
Niki's parking lot next to Time Saver.


GIANT GARAGE SALE! Saturday, Nov. 22, 8am-
noon. Lots of good stuff! Queen box, springs and mat-
tresses, sofa bed, tables, china, glasses, linens, Christ-
mas ornaments. 6315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 22, 8am-noon.
Refrigerator, washer, range, etc. 2912 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.

MOVING! EVERYTHING for sale, Friday-Saturday,
Nov. 21-22. Bedroom sets, living room, furniture,
lamps, TVs, pictures, dining room set, kitchenware,
bar with stools, fishing equipment, wheelbarrow,
yard tools, lots of miscellaneous treasures. Half-
price on all items Saturday noon-2pm! 317 Tarpon,
Anna Maria.


FOUND: BIKE in field between 63rd and 64th
Streets, behind Christian Science Church. Call
Holmes Beach Police Department for information,
708-5804.

LOST: DIAMOND R1NG, white and yellow gold. Vi-
cinity of either Blake Medical Center or Eckerd/
Publix in Holmes Beach. Reward! Call 795-2582.

FOUND: Silver-tone man's watch on Bradenton
Beach, Nov. 9. Please call to identify, 778-5476.

$100 REWARD! For information on 6-footgalvanized
star stolen from Beach-Style Boutique on Corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. No ques-
tions asked. Call 778-4323 or 504-8303.

LOST: VIDEO CASSETTE in stolen Sony video
camera, may have been purchased in yard sale.
Baby's first birthday. Sentimental value. Call
778-2259 for mailing address. No questions asked.


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CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.


1999 TOMOS 50CC Moped. 400 miles. New. $699
or best offer. 792-4171.
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 Ma-
rina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
NOW IS THE time to have your boat serviced! Capt.
John's service, sales, storage, dockage and bottom
painting. Call 792-2620.
FOR RENT: Boat slip at Flamingo Cay, $100/month.
Call 761-4146.
2000 154 SAILFISH, 50-hp Yamaha, four-stroke mo-
tor, low hours. Full cover, bimini top and trailer. Book
value $12,000. asking $9,500, or best offer. Call 224-6616.


24-FOOT MORGAN sailboat, five sails, good shape,
$800. Also, 12-foot fiberglass skiff, 6-hp Johnson,
runs great, $450. Call 960-0780.


EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out secret
water paradise. Sunsets, back water, Egmont or
custom trips. See dolphins and manatees. Call 778-
7459 or 720-5470.
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, 778-7611 or 447-8593.


ISLAND SPORTS BAR: All-year clientele. Beer/
wine, good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call
Longview Realty, 383-6112.
SELL IT FAST in The Islander!


VIDEO RENTAL new and growing Bradenton
Beach business, easy to run, great lease, great
opportunity. Only $25,000. Longview Realty, 383-
6112.


REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast paced, high
traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, 383-5543.
DISHWASHER, COOK, SERVER, bus person
with experience only. Apply at 5610 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, or call, 383-0013.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
GENERAL OFFICE CLERK Answering phone, fil-
ing, some typing, some computer input, full-time,
9AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. Accounting firm. Call
Karen, 778-6118, or fax resume, 778-6230.
PART-TIME AFTER school (K-5) Counselor, Mon-
day-Friday from 2:30pm-6pm. Must commit to 40
hours of childcare training within first year of em-
ployment. Pays between $6-$8/hour. Must beat
least 21 years old. Experience with kids a plus! Call
Shirley Berger at 778-1908.


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4212 Redfish Ct. LOT ..... $575,000

307 Iris St. .................... $475,000
536 Key Royale Dr.......... $799,000
106 Gull Dr. .................. $599,000
606 Dundee Ln. ............. $549,000
531 77th St............... $1,895,000
243 Willow Ave.............. $895,000
301 S. Bay Blvd............. $725,000
511 59th St .................. $595,000
516 70th St................... $645,700
229 Gladious St.............. $679,000

ISLAND HOMES.
CONDOS. LOTS & DUPLEXES
Westbay Pt Moorings #86. $395,000
4915 Gulf Dr ............... $1,715,000
308 55th St. Lot............. $219,000
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
3818 Sixth Ave.............. $440,000
3810 Sixth Ave.............. $425,000
Bayou Condo 5C............. $289,900
Spanish Main #702 ......... $234,000
Island Village #124 ........ $325,000
210 Pine Ave. Multi ........ $599,000
6250 Holmes Blvd. ......... $435,000
104 7th St. So. Duplex ... $600,000
100 7th St. So. Duplex ... $785,000

COMMERCIAL
Business only ................. $295,000
427 Pine Ave. ................ $695,000
12106 Cortez Rd. .......... $1,500,00

PERICO ISLAND/MAINLAND
11434 Perico Isles Cir. ... $349,000
1 18 Pericr Pt Cir 239.900


845 Waterside Ln............ $265,000
8204 19th Ave. NW ........ $199,000

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LOT Prime buildable lot in very desirable
area of Anna Maria City on Pine Avenue.
Zoned for Residential/Office/Retail. Owner
financing available. $275,000. Call Susan
Hatch, Realtor. 778-7616 evenings.

LOT Build your dream home on this beau-
tiful lot in a very desirable and exclusive area
of new homes in Perico Shores. Minutes to
beaches and shops. $169,000. Call Susan
Hatch, Realtor, 778-7616 eves.


ANNA MARIA


SuniCoast
REAL ESTATE LLC

SANDY POINT
2BR/2BA condo, beautiful view of Intracoastal Water-
way, heated pool, custom-workshop area in two-car ga-
rage, walk to shopping, restaurants, doctor's office, bank
and beach. $229,000.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA, ground-floor, turnkey-furnished end unit.
Community pool and clubhouse. Water view. Close to
beaches and shopping. $189,900.

SUN PLAZA WEST
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo. Beachfront complex,
breakfast bar, domed kitchen, elevator, tennis, heated
pool, carport, balcony, storage, very good rental, walk to
stores and restaurants. $425,000.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1BA each side, very close to beautiful beach, up-
dated, two screened porches, turnkey furnished, garage,
prime north Holmes Beach area. Excellent rental.
$495,000.

WATERFRONT CONDO
2BR/2BA plus den. Beautiliully renovated. Ceramic tile
throughout. Built-ins, custom kitchen cabinets and newer
appliances, private boat dock at your door. Hcated pool.
Close to shopping, beaches. $339,900.

PERICO BAY CLUB
2BR/2BA villa in secure gated community on quiet cul-
de-sac with very private views, glassed-in porch and bal-
cony. Close to pool, garage. $239,900.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

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


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TWO SIDES OF Nature Anna Maria Island's largest
little beach shoppers have immediate part-time retail
sales positions available. Great store, great pay and
great fun! Weekend hours, 9am-5pm and evening
shifts 5pm-9pm available. Apply in person. Two Sides
of Nature, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Unit A-1, Bayview Plaza,
Anna Maria.

FULL-TIME EXPERIENCED marine mechanic
needed. Must have valid driver's license. Please sub-
mit resume or apply in person to: Wolfgang Schulz
Marine Engine Services Inc., 505-B 56th St., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217. 778-2873.

CROWDER BROS. ACE Hardware seeks permanent
full time and part time sales clerks and cashiers. Re-
tired trades people welcome. Apply in person at 5409
Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton.

JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city beat
and features writing by The Islander. Must have jour-
nalism education, experience or background relevant
to government reporting. E-mail resumes to
news@ slander.org, fax 778-9392 or mail/deliver to
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton
Beach is looking for volunteers who can work during
the summer months. Duties include checking books in
and out, reshelving books and generally assisting li-
brary patrons. Anyone interested in volunteering in our
friendly community library can call Eveann Adams at
779-1208.

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.


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Call me for all your real estate needs,
Specialized in 1031 Exchange,
S" GRANNY'S BEACH
VACATIONS INC.
Pat Staebler
Lic. Real Estate Broker
720 Holly Road Anna Mania




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floor, private courtyard opens onto heated pool/gazebo area.
Turnkey furnished. Well maintained. $299,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE 2BR/2BA, turnkey, beautifully updated,
roof/sundeck with panoramic views. $399,000.
5400 GULFRONT 1 BR/1 BA turnkey furnished $275,000.

VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
GULF BEACH 2BR/2BA, view, pool, beautiful vacation spot.
MARTINQUE Gulffront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevators.
5400 GULFFRONT complex, 1 and 2BRs, pool.
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully decorated.
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Canal/Pool 3BR/2BA home.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Turtle Watch. AMITW
is seeking volunteers with customer service or retail
experience. Greet and inform visitors at our educa-
tion center and/or to help with nesting activity on our
beaches. Training is provided, please contact the
Turtle Watch Education Center for more information.
Amy Talucci or Suzi Fox, 778-1435.


NEED A BREAK? Day care for seniors. $5/hour,
includes meal. Call for details, 779-0322. Experi-
enced caregivers.

ELDER CARE: Let me take care for you or your fe-
male relatives at home. Honest and reliable, more
than ten years experience. Please call 755-7275.

CAREGIVER AVAILABLE as needed. Degree in
psychology and CNA certificate. Housekeeping can
be included if needed. Leave message at 753-9123.

COASTAL MASSAGE THERAPY. Experience the
benefits. Swedish and deep-tissue massage. Neu-
romuscular techniques upon request. In-home ser-
vice. Call 753-7766. Lic. #MA34584.


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
Car Service. 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.


Denise Langlois
Mlassacl sells Brcdl -
Ma1t lec Co mmil led
OWN A PIECE OF PARADISE
(Before it's too late)!
Enjoy the tropical wildlife and peaceful
S view of the canal from your ground floor
condo on Anna Maria Island. Walking
Distance to beach, shopping and great fish-
ing on Anna i Maria Pier. IB#96011. Of-
fered at only $279,000.
1 LOOK NO MORE!
This is the condo you've been s, ahing
for. Fabulous 21 RlL)s able
Holnmes Bec llti n and
sta ri- s t;aa^ ,X y ,Tr giving. Ameni-
| j o ties itaited pool, Jacuzzi, sauna,

Offered at only $339,900.
Play it smart. Call Today!
(941) 751-1155 (800) 448-6325
See all Island listing in MLS at
www.BradentonAreaHomes.com


Mel Nepl
Sea/lor Comtali
941-809-5565





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e1-518-6117or
941-518-6117


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941-962-0971





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94-77-3314eor
941-778-3314


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BENNETT'S APPLIANCE/AC and Household Ser-
vice. Service all brands, eighteen years experience. All
repairs warranteed. Call 746-8984, cell 545-5793.

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

K.A.S. CLEANING LLC: Employee owned, servicing
private homes, condos, rentals and seasonal
homes. Concierge services and home watch.
Bonded, insured. 792-6660.

COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, main-
tenance, virus and Spyware protection. Island na-
tive. Call John Baird with Matrix PC, 708-6541.

CLIMATE-CONTROLLED STORAGE available
now with easy access and Island convenience at no
extra cost. Call Marina Pointe Realty, 779-0732.

STEVE'S REMODELING & Repair: Chicago con-
tractor for 30 years. Affordable and dependable
service. Please call 795-1968.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable,
dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional
Cleaning, 779-1128. References available.

AUTO REPAIR diagnostics. All makes and models.
Quality work at a reasonable rate. 224-6868.

TREE REMOVAL and general trimming. Lawn
maintenance, hauling. Quality work at a reasonable
rate. 506-TREE or 506-8733

HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Island
resident. "Get the job done right." Free estimate, many
references. 713-1907 cell, 778-4192 home.

CLEANING: HONEST, weekly, bi-weekly or
monthly. Reasonable rates, references. Call Ms.
Bryant for a free estimate, 778-5717.

THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional, experienced maids, free estimate,
gift certificates available. Please call 727-9337.
IRONING: SHIRTS TO sheets! Islander serving Island-
ers. 13 years, smoke-free environment. Also laundry
and repairs! Free pick-up and delivery. Call 778-4192.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price call Sebastian, 704-6719.


WI NTER

RE .NTALS






210 85th Street
3BR/2BA home in north Holmes Beach. Large screened
porch and PET FRIENDLY! $2,500 per month

210 WILLOW
This 3BR/2BA house has just become available for the
winter season. This large, comfortable home is just one
short block to the beach in the village of Anna Maria.
Offered at $2,400 per month.

LAZY LIVING' CONDO
2315 Avenue C Unit #5
IBR/IBA condo in Bradcnton Beach very close to the
beach. Friendly complex with pool. $1,700 per month.

CAYMAN CAY CONDO
4307 Gulf Drive Unit #102
2BR/2BA condo in small complex across the street from the
Gulf in central Holmes Beach. Great tropical pool area with
BBQ! $2,400 per month.


Call Ken or Carol today to reserve your

3reen
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA
941 778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive


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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call Javier at 685-5163 or 795-6615.


FOR SALE: THREE UNITS, tropically
landscaped on oversized lot. This two-
story, recently renovated triplex is a
great Island investment. Two units
fully furnished for seasonal or annual
tenants. Upstairs 2BR unit has vaulted
ceilings and porches on three sides.
Plenty of room to add a pool. Only
one block to the beach! $439,000
[| Paul T. Collins
928-4062
t "i 954-5454
paulcollins@comcast.nct


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KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT 4BR/38A
pool home on canalfront. Many upgraded
amenities: new kitchen/bath cabinets,
also Corian counters. $775,000. Ruth
Lawler, 587-4623. 96726



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DESIRABLE RIVERVIEW LANDINGS
home. Fireplace and indoor utility room.
Spiral staircase to large deck and master
suite. Cabana and open pool/spa area.
$464,900. Cindy Pierro, 920-6818.97941


BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME IN NW
GATED community. 5BR/4BA home with
many extras, including a gourmet kitchen.
$699,000. Judy LaValliere, 504-3792 or
Ann DeBellevue, 720-7614. 97541


KEY WEST-STYLE 4BR/3.5BA home in
Palma Sola Park. Wood floors, fireplace,
bonus room and a heated caged pool
$429,900. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or
Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 95305


MANATEE RIVERFRONT ESTATE on 1+3/4 acre lot. Turn of the century main house
and three guest homes. $2,499,000. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala,
725-0781. 97751
KEY WEST-STYLE ESTATE on Palma Sola Bay. 5BR/5BA with guest house. Three fire-
places, billiard room, pool, spa and gym. $1,950,000. Valerie Hietala, 518-8120. 90317
SHAWS POINT 3BR ranch with dock near the mouth of the Manatee River and DeSoto
National Park. Nestles in lush landscaping. $1,100,000. Cheryl Harrington, 761-0151.
95934
FABULOUS CUSTOM HOME 4-5BR to be built in NW Bradenton with river views. This
small subdivision will offer unique charm and character. $899,900. Kathy Valente, 685-
6767.92724
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT 3BR totally remodeled and upgraded home with water
frontage on a double lot. Caged pool and new dock. $899,000. Kathy Valente, 685-
6767.95833
EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT HOME on Terra Ceia Island. Gourmet kitchen, wood
floors, fabulous pool area and large workshop. $899,000. Kindra Koeck, 812-3904.93417
BERMUDA-STYLE WATERFRONT HOME Gorgeous kitchen, poolside gardens, ga-
zebo, patios and dock on bayou. $889,000. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy
Drapala, 725-0781. 96265
EXTRAORDINARY ESTATE, circa 1922 restored home. Guesthouse/cabana, olympic
pool, and detached workshop/garage. $850,000. Kathy Valente, 685-6767. 96815
DOWNTOWN BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC RIVERVIEWS from this fifth-floor unit.
Heated pool and Jacuzzi, clubhouse and gazebo on waterfront. $227,500. Ruth Lawler,
587-4623. 96056

4400 MANATEE AVENUE WEST BRADENTON, I L 34209
941.48.300 qLM


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

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

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell 448-3857.

CLOUD 9 Landscaping Services: Quality lawn
maintenance, landscape cleanup, pruning, shell
and more. Insured, references, free estimates. Call
778-2335 or 284-1568.

20 LADY PALMS for sale. All sizes. For patio or in-
doors. 216 Lake View, Anna Maria. Call 778-4380.

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.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Is-
land since 1992.






$184,900 TOWNHOUSES IN THE
.t CAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/1.5BA.
Deep water canal to Palma Sola Bay.
Boat dock. Heated Pool. IB96405
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Key West style, elevated pool home
\ on deep water canal in Flamingo
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$425,000 BUILD YOUR ISLAND
DREAM HOME Canalfront lot avail-
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FRANKuIN REAL TY B"OKe
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamariareal.com


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

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.



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

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

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

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

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call cell 778-6898
or cell, 320-9274.


Canal front, deep water dock. 3BR/3BA with 2 master suites, open
floor plan & heated pool. Tastefully done in island decor most
furnishings included. Easy move into this one! $605,000.

Vicki Gilbert 941-713-0195

Wedebrock Real Estate Company
Holmes Beach, Florida
Phone: 941-778-0700 Fax: 941-778-4794
Toll Free: 800-615-9930 www.wedebrock.com


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN AND

SAVE $10,000!


PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa with one-
car garage. This property has just been freshly
decorated. A few of the special features include
vaulted ceilings, glass-enclosed lanai, sundeck,
wood floors and tile floors. Now only $239,900.
It has just been reduced $10.000. For more in-
formation or for your own personal tour of this
property call...





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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT Interior/exterior 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/isa. 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 Inc.
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.

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



ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND, INC.
What to do with your holiday guests?
Enjoy the beach with your friends and family
when they "come home for the holidays"
Please call 778-6066
to inquire about our vacation accommodation
specials for Florida residents and their guests.


Anna Maria Island
A l14 4 1& 1tt4 S
Sue Carlson 2003/04 AVAILABILITIES!
CHRISTMAS:
2BR/2BA Canalfront w/pool & Jacuzzi!
2BR/2BA Canalfront homes) on north end!
1BR/1BA reasonably priced near Beach w/pool!
SEASON:
4BR/4BA House w/pool, close to beach, still openings!
3BR/2BA Condo w/pool, close to beach!
2BR/2BA Direct Gulffront, north end!
2BR/2BA Condo w/pool, block to beach!
2BR/2BA Home with heated pool & Jacuzzi!
1BR/1BA reasonably priced units!
Call us for Thanksgiving specials
Toll free: 866-264-2226 941-779-0733
413 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
www.annamariaparadise.com


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

MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry
work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass
block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris,
795-3034. Lic.#104776. Insured.

COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Custom
shower stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets, til-
ing, drywall, texture-coat painting. Clean, honest,
reliable. More than 20 years experience. FA
Weingartner, 795-1645, 545-6141 cell.

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

ISLAND HOME REPAIRS Carpentry, painting, dry-
wall spray textures, electric, roof repairs, plumbing,
tile, cabinets installed. Island references, low prices.
Call 504-2027.

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call Javier at 685-5163 or 795-6615.

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

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

3224 EAST BAY DRIVE HOLMES BEACH

Gail Tutewiler

941-705-0227
ToI i F- 1-866-587-8559
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PANORAMIC GULF & BAY VIEWS Rarely available 2BR/1.5BA end unit
in bayfront complex in Bradenton Beach. Upgraded with lots of tile, new car-
pet and new furniture. Enjoy the pool right on the bay or walk across to the
beach. Just reduced to $259,000.
ISLAND HOME 3BR/2BA Beautifully updated home in Bradenton Beach.
Original pine floors, white fireplace. Florida room and screened porch. Can
expand or make into duplex. Just across from beach. Only $386,900.
ELEVATED ISLAND CONDO Bookings in place in this 2BR/2BA condo at
Sandy Pointe. Tucked back over the bridge with a view of the pool and bay
and a two-car open garage. Pets and weekly rentals okay. $220,000.
3 BEDROOM CANALFRONT You must see this updated villa on a
double canal in Palma Solo Harbour. Kitchen designed by architect. Many
upgrades. Complex has clubhouse, two heated pools, tennis, exercise and
much more. $309,900.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/1 BA corner unit in San Remo condos. Two miles
from beach. Beautifully updated turnkey furnished condo. Only $159,900.


WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style home on north
end of Anna Maria Island, $2,600/month. Also
bayfront cottages with dock available now through
April, $1,500/month, $500/week, $85/night. Call
794-5980, www.divefish.com.

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

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, 778-2374.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Now book-
ing for this season. Please call 778-2541 and leave
message or call (813) 752-4235. E-mail:
SeaBreezeNShore @ aol.com

ANNUAL RENTALS: 103 23rd St., Bradenton
Beach, 2BR/1.5BA cottage, furnished, $900/month;
208 64th St., 2BR/2BA duplex, garage, $1,150/
month. Call SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some lo-
cations. Units are complete. Rates seasonally ad-
justed. $375-$775/week, $975-$2,275/month. (800)
977-0803 or 737-1121. www.abeachview.com.

BRADENTON BEACH Homes for sale or rent. Sea-
sonal or annual, 1 BR apartment, unfurnished, $700/
month includes utilities. 55-plus. Sandpiper Mobile
Resort 778-1140, or e-mail:
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HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA, duplex, lower level,
clean, new carpet. First, last, security. $950/month,
no pets. Call 725-4190 or 794-2912.

PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all ap-
pliances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual
lease. $1,550/month-$1,450/month. Call 798-3885.

2BR/1BA TOTALLY renovated duplex with under-
cover parking, storage area, washer/dryer. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 2516-E Avenue B in Bradenton
Beach. Call (813) 300-8543 or (941) 778-0635.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to
beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer,
garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting.
One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,500/weekly or
$5,200/monthly. Call 713-4805 or e-mail:
gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.

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


BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA elevated duplex,
tile floors, ceiling fans, skylights, annual, Available
immediately. 2411 Avenue B. $835/month, first, last
and security. Call (239) 822-6680.

150 STEPS TO GULF. Seasonal, 2BR/2BA Im-
maculate ground-level home. Nonsmoking, no pets.
(813) 961-6992 or e-mail:
ghowcrof@tampabay.rr.com.
STEPS TO BEACH: 1BR/1BA newly remodeled,
turnkey furnished, washer/dryer, carport. Available
weekly, monthly or 2004 season. Pictures at
www.annamariaislandduplex.com. Call 779-9697 or
(770) 486-9279.
VACATION, SEASONAL Anna Maria Gulffront
apartments. Lovely 2 and 3BR units, fully equipped,
porch, sundeck, tropical setting. 778-3143.

HOLMES BEACH Lovely elevated duplex. 2BR/
2BA, light and bright. Washer/dryer, screened lanai.
Available Dec. 1. $850/month. Call 228-7878.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA single-family home.
One block to beach and bay. New kitchen, garage/
workshop, washer/dryer. Private yard. $1,100/
month plus utilities. 2212 Avenue B. Call 795-8979.


IDEALLY SITUATED well maintained 2BR/1BA el-
evated Anna Maria Island home with two-car en-
closed garage. Steps to beach, shops, restaurants
and church. Fully furnished, including bikes, games,
grill, washer/dryer, cable TV, CD/VCR and much
more! $1,400/month includes all utilities. Call (813)
932-6207 or e-mail L.Curry@verizon.net.
VACATION HOME: Adorable spacious 3BR/2BA,
garage. Recently renovated, all new appliances,
three minute walk to Gulf, $3,200/month. Available
Jan. 4 through April. Call (847) 235-5159 or visit:
web.tampabay.rr.com/ami/beach.htm.

GULFVIEW: NORTH SHORE Drive, ground-level
2BR/2BA available now through May 2004. Fully
furnished. $1,800-$2,000/month, includes utilities.
Call (863) 581-4206 or (813) 935-0694. E-mail:
andrewr@asme.org.

ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club, Grand Cayman, 3BR/
2BA, lagoon front with views of estuary and bay. Ce-
ramic tile throughout, completely updated. $1,350/
month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA new carpet, two blocks to
beach. Large kitchen, no pets. $725/month. Call
922-2473 or 928-3880.

SEASONAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA in Holmes Beach,
fully furnished, washer/dryer. On canal, two-car park-
ing. January-April. $1,600/month. Call (813) 220-4210.

KEY ROYALE SEASONAL Value. Bright/open
canalfront. 2BR+/2BA, two-car garage, equipped
high standards. Paver terrace, heated pool, dock.
Many extras. $4,000/month, less/longer. (863) 860-
7407. www.vrbo.com/18876.htm


VACATION RENTAL 1BR/1BA, furnished, heated
pool, secluded, private entrance. Steps to beach,
shopping, restaurants, ground level, 778- 0291 or
920-6481.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED Palmetto Regatta
Point condo, 2BR/2BA, secured garage, overlooking
Manatee River and pool. 1,500 sq.ft. Six-month mini-
mum. $1,500/month. Call 737-7121 or 920-1558.
ANNUAL RENTAL: City of Anna Maria. 1 BR/1 BA
apartment one block to the Gulf and on a bayou.
$695/month. Call 778-9158.

BRADENTON BEACH: Elevated duplex 2BR/2BA,
washer/dryer hook-up, new carpet, ceramic tile,
blinds. No pets. First and last rent, plus damage
deposit. Annual lease. $750/month. Call 778-1544.

BAYFRONT ANNUALS: 1BR furnished, $795/
month. Newly renovated 3BR/2BA house with wa-
ter views from three decks. Carport, laundry, dock
access. $1,400/month. Call 795-1132.

HOLMES BEACH annual 1 and 2BR duplex,
$725-$800/month. First and security deposit.
Close to beach and shopping. Call 748-8904.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA homes available.
Prices range $995-$1,350/month. Call Fran Maxbn
Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.

2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, pool, central air. Available
April, and more. Call 778-9576.
WEST BRADENTON 2BR/2BA, den, unfurnished
duplex. Extra clean, garage, washer/dryer hook-
ups, no pets. $850/month, first, last and security.
Call 744-0700.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, one block to beach, ground
level, washer/dryer. $595/month. Call 778-5181.

ANNUAL CANALFRONT with dock, 2BR/2BA du-
plex. $850/month includes yard service and trash
pickup. No pets. Call 778-5793.

PET-FRIENDLY bungalow with dock, south
Bradenton Beach. Barefoot lifestyle, old Florida
comfort. 1BR, den, living room, eat-in kitchen with
French doors to spacious deck, large screened
porch, fenced tropical yard, 100-foot gated drive-
way. Partially furnished, washer/dryer. $950/
month. Short term possible. Nonsmoking. Call
(941) 485-1874.

RENTALS RENT FAST advertised in The Islander!

SEASONAL: Nicely furnished, 2BR/2BA,
canalfront, dock, duplex. Three-month minimum.
$1,950/month. No pets. Call 778-5793.


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Shores, 1 BR/1 BA and studio apartments, $500 se-
curity deposit. $735 and $680/month, includes utili-
ties. Call Jerry, 224-8850.
LARGE DUPLEX 2,000 sq.ft. with garage in Sunny
Shores. Quiet, close to everything and beaches. Avail-
able now. $725/month. Call 749-1238 or 730-9678.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex, spacious, one block to
beach. Tropical yard, water and garbage paid. $700/
month. First, last, $250 required. Call 798-9765.
SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA, new appliances, ceramic
tile and paint. $700/month. Duncan Real Estate,
779-0304.

PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all ap-
pliances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual
lease, $1,550-$1,450/month. Call 798-3885.

LARGE PRIVATE YARD 1BR/1BA, one block to
beach, $725/month. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.
ANNA MARIA BEAUTIFUL north end, Close to
Bean Point and fishing pier. Ground-level home,
2BR/2BA, pool. January or February. $2,800. Call
778-4010.
DON'T WAIT TOO long! West of Gulf Drive 2BR
home, $2,700/month; cheerful 1BR duplex, $1,500/
month; Lay-Z-Livin, $2,000/month; elevated 2BR
pool home, $2,700/month; Palma Sola Harbour
2BR, $2,100/month; Sunbow Bay 3BR, $2,600/
month. Call Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.
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ANNA MARIA CITY 3BR/2BA, lovely home. View of
Gulf from upper level. $1,500/month, plus utilities.
Call 778-4010.
BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely renovated
and furnished. New washer/dryer, microwave.
Three-minute walk to beach. Seasonal, $1,500/
month. Call Ron, 761-9808.
2BR/1 BA COTTAGE very near Anna Maria city pier
on quiet side street. $1,500/month for five months.
Call 779-2143 or e-mail: robertsami@juno.com.
UNIQUE CHARM and comfort, 3BR/2BA Bradenton
Beach house, Gulfview, Mexican tile, plants, decks,
cozy woodstove, 1.5 block to beach, family wel-
come, pets negotiable, rent my private home for the
holidays. Available Dec. 14 to Jan. 4, two-week
minimum, $1,100/week. Call 778-7930.
ANNUAL ISLAND RENTAL 2BR/1BA newly reno-
vated. tiles throughout. stens to bav. two blocks to


SEASONAL ISLAND RENTAL 2BR/1 BA newly reno-
vated, tiled throughout, steps to bay, two blocks to
beach. $1,600/month. Call 778-3313 or 730-6349.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, steps to beach. 2BR/
1BA, washer/dryer availability. Pets OK. $850/
monthly. Call 778-0292.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT paradise for rent.
Available for January and/or April of 2004 or annually.
2BR/2BA, completely updated, large private tropical
pool area with spa, two boat lifts. Check out photos on
www.VRBO.com, unit #271150. Available for annual
starting April/May 2004. Monthly $3,000/month plus
tax (pool heating extra); annual $1,800/month (pool
heating extra). Call 730-1086 or 704-7336.
SEASONAL FURNISHED 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month.
Minimum three-month rental. Pets OK. Call 778-0292.
ANNA MARIA RENTAL turnkey furnished, $1,275/
month. Available for December 2003. 2BR/1BA,
quiet area. Close to City Pier. Call 778-0738.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA bayview, totally remodeled/
furnished. No smoking or pets. $250/week, $900/
month, plus security and taxes. Sandpiper 55-plus
Park. Call 545-8923 or 778-9504.

DIRECT ON BEACH 2BR/2BA in Holmes Beach,
nicely furnished, washer/dryer, heated pool, eleva-
tor. Seasonal, $2,900/month. Call 778-3231.

NEW LISTING First-time rental, fully furnished villa in
beautiful Mt. Vernon, 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, car-
port, clubhouse with numerous activities, heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis, no pets, non-smoking, age 55-plus,
minimum three months, peak season, $2,400/month,
annual $1,500/month. Call 721-1784.
ANNA MARIA RENTAL turnkey furnished, $1,275/
month. Available for December 2003. 2BR/1BA,
quiet area. Close to City Pier. Call 778-0738.
VERY NICE NEW 2BR/2BA, elevated beach house,
close to beach, 210 81st Street, Holmes Beach.
Seasonal, $2,000/month. Call (813) 962-0817.
DUPLEX ELEVATED 1BR/1BA, newly remodeled
kitchen and decorations. Professionals only. First, last,
security, credit check. $650/month. Call 779-2220.
AVAILABLE NOW 2BR/2BA bayview condo near
Publix, public beach. Unfurnished, Old Florida Re-
alty, 778-3377.


LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700 square
feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty parking
spaces, contemporary design, great visibility. $14/
square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-5514, or
call 809-4253.


beach. $800/month. Call 778-3313 or 730-6349. WATERFRONT LOTS and homes between
Englewood and Boca Grande: Six lots with seawalls
ANNUAL RENTALS: Large 2BR/2BA, Florida room, and two ground-level waterfront homes, deep water, no
carport, tile floors, washer/dryer hookup, close to bridges, one tip-lot directly on Intracoastal and bay, your
beach, $950/month; 2BR/2BA nice duplex apart- dock to the Gulf in three minutes. Properties affordably
ment, $725/month; 1BR/1BA duplex apartment, priced from $220,000. Possible owner financing on
$650/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500. some, as low as 3.5 percent. Call (570) 943-2516.
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DUPLEX: BEAUTIFUL, built 2001/2002, 3,500
sq.ft., 6BR/4BA, sun deck, storage house, corner
lot, 100 by 100 feet, completely furnished. West of
Gulf Drive, 600 ft. to beach. Walk to shopping cen-
ter. Must see! $799,000. Owner (813) 758-3648.

PERICO ISLAND VILLA, 2BR/2BA, 1,600 sf, pool.
11203 Veranda Ct., off Manatee Avenue. For sale
by owner. Call for showing, 761-3605.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Gorgeous turnkey
furnished 2BR/2BA unit in Gulf Watch with deeded
beach access and Gulf views. $399,900. Weekly
rentals OK. www.Latitude27Realty.net or 744-2727.
ANNA MARIA: Two homes on white sand beaches
with incredible bay/Gulf views. $1,495,000. Call
Gabe Buky, Coldwell Banker Previews, 387-1864
or 374-5772.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Is-
land since 1992.
FABULOUS LIKE-NEW turnkey furnished 1BR, 55-
plus condo. Panoramic bay view, enclosed lanai,
heated pooh, must see. $199,000. Call 779-9470.
DEEP-WATfR CANAL home for sale on 75th
Street, 2BR/2BA, large lot 90 by 120 feet, $625,000.
Call 778-8473, or e-mail lborso@imgworld.com
STEPS TO BEACH and bay. Beautiful ground floor
2BR/2BA condo, excellent condition. $279,000. Call
387-7049.

TOWNHOUSE 5BR/3BA, private boat dock, walk-
ing distance to shopping and beach. Heated pool,
tennis and fishing pier. $350,000. #96435. Call
Jan Sgueglia, 752-0101 or 358-6060, Michael
Saunders & Co.


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Are you looking for a beautiful 4BR/2BA
condo with a large caged pool, close to the
beach in a great central Holmes Beach loca-
tion? Over 2,000 sq.ft. with lots of extra stor-
age, hardwood floors in the main living area
and much more. Priced to sell at $349,000.


ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT over 200-feet of sea-
wall with new cap. 2BR/2BA, plus screened porch
and separate two-car garage. Huge lot at intersec-
tion of canals with view to Bimini Bay. $635,000.
(407) 383-2450.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, one-car garage. Like
new in and out. $525,000. Call 778-1735.

PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman model, 2BR/
2BA, two-car garage. 90-percent furnished, many
extras. $329,000. Call 795-7030.
COLONY COVE A-1-plus: 932 Siesta, 55-plus,
2BR/2BA, 1.5 year new A/C, new carpet, custom
decor furnishings, screened porch, washer/dryer,
pets, pools, turnkey. $16,900. Call 721-4890.
2BR/1BA cottage near the bay by Anna Maria city
pier on quiet side street, some common land. Call
779-2143 or e-mail: robertsami@juno.com.
ON THE BEACH! 2BR/2BA Gulfview condo end-
unit. Turnkey furnished, unobstructed direct
Gulfviews from all rooms, heated pool, weekly rent-
als OK. $599,900. Call (732) 872-2646.
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114 81ST ST. or Shell Drive, Holmes Beach. Home
for sale, steps from your own private beach. Deeded
access to the Gulf of Mexico. 2BR/2BA, large play-
room, fireplace, must see to believe! Call (813) 681-
9111, or (813) 363-1231. Ask for Dan.
HELLO INVESTORS! Elevated bayfront duplex in
good condition. Relax and watch boats go by. Priced
to sell fast. $425,000. Call 753-2907.






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ADORABLE! NW BRADENTON HOME
This may be the last chance to own an
adorable renovated 2BR home under
$165K. Even cuter inside than out! Open
floor plan, wood and ceramic floors, spa
bathtub and much more. All on a large
S 85-by-150-ft. lot. Plenty of room to grow
and plenty of room for pool. Single-car
garage, outdoor workshop and much
more! Asking $160,000. Call Bob Hinds
direct, 545-7453. MLS#97584
S- AFFORDABLE! DUPLEX WEST SIDE OF
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before its too late! Cute and cozy, half-
block to beautiful beach in an area of
newly constructed homes. Don't miss
out on this opportunity. Investment or
residence. Many updates and lots of po-
tential. A must see! Priced to sell at
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KEY ROYALE DRIVE canalfront gem for sale.
3BR/3BA, 3,000 sq.ft. under roof, completely up-
dated kitchen with Corlan and KitchenAid appli-
ances, updated plumbing and A/C, large pool,
new Trex dock with 10,000-lb. boat lift and
Waverunner lift. Travetine marble bath with walk-
in shower and two-seater Jacuzzi. Large lot (100
by 140 feet), newer seawall. $750,000. Call
730-1086 or 704-7336.
BEAUTIFUL BRADENTON BEACH duplex,
Gulffront, 2BR/1.5BA, fully furnished, built 1998.
$600,000 firm. Appraised over $700,000 two
years ago. Moving. This one won't last long. Se-
rious inquiries only. Call 704-0431.
BEAUTIFUL TERRA CEIA home just about com-
pleted 3BR/2BA lakeview in back, partial bayview.
Just reduced, $185,000 firm. Call 704-0431.
OPEN CONDO 3BR/2BA beachfront unit in Island
Paradise. 3708 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Large
pool, outstanding rental income. Asking
$1,100,000. Open Sunday, Nov. 23, 1-4pm. Call
Barry Gould, 778-3314 or Ted Schlegel,
518-6117.



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LIZ CODOLA
SProperty Manager e Realtor
." .~ 941.779.0304 866.779.0304


SNCAN
Real Estate, Inc.
liz@teamduncan.com
www.teamdurican.com


ANNA MARIA GULF & BAY VIEW LOTS
796 Jacaranda a 50'x105 Gulfview lot with beach ac-
cess 300' away. $300,000
246 Gladiolus is an 85-by-101 ft Bayview lot with a
connecting 20-1o-50 loot wide walkway to Bayfront Park
only 150 leel away. $300,000.
830 N. Shore Dr.' is an irregular-shaped 50-by-100-
tool Guliview lol with a 10 foot wide walkway to beach
directly across street to Gulf, 150 feet away $360,000.
832 N. Shore Dr." is an irregular-shaped 50-by-100 loot.
Gulview lot with a 10 f. wide walkway Io beach across
street leading to Gulf, 150 feet away $360.000.
'HJuSe ajat iJb i., N Srh.ore 1 t,:E o-rn JLd' n 3 iLi rLnor e&Apense
SDoug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling'earthllnk.net
www.dougdowling.com


Reac R o u F s Rt


427 Pine Ave. Old Florida store-
front and apartment. $695,000.



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Gulf uiews!


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408 Poinsettia. 4BR/3.5BA.
$495,000.


104 7th St. S. Duplex, $600,000.
Stpns to the beach


210 Pine. Cottage and triplex, two
lots. $599,000. Income producer!

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3810 6th Ave. 3BR/2BA, pool.
$425.000.


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307 Iris. 3BR/2BA with dock.
$475,000.


12106 Cortez Rd. $1,500,000.


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Office (941)778-4847
Cell (941) 812-6489


Jim Anderson Realty Company
PO Box 1789 401-B Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
941.778.4847 toll free 1.800.772.3235
www. i m a n d e r son rea ty. com
email : im s r e a lty co @ aol com


"Together we
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PAGE 40 0 NOV. 19, 2003 TIHE ISLANDER


IT'S PULLIN'
By Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 With a good chance of
success
6 One with class?
10 Public works project
13 Sour
18 Arc lamp gas
19 Museum piece
21 "Deliver Us From
(2003 romantic comedy)
22 Devotee
23 What Commissioner
Gordon is always finding'
at Gotham City crime
scenes?
26 Orange container
27 Oxford's Miss
28 Deal (out)
29 Problem that grandma
had after usin' poorly-
made jars?
31 Friendly greetin' from
Fido?
35 Put on the page
36 Harmonia's father
37 Clear the slate
38 Applesauce
39 Islands belonging to
Portugal
42 Turkey__
43 Removes, as excess
water
49 What the security officer
was doin' in
womenswear?
51 Good at one's job
52 __jacket
53 Wearer of pointy-toed
shoes
54 O'Casey and O'Kelly
55 Long talk
57 Form-fitting
58 Writer Sontag
61 Bygone carrier


62 Fittin' nickname for
Richard III?
64 Hunks
66 Expend
68 Acting up
69 Major part of sumo
wrestlin'?
73 Writer
75 Liberal, ilangii,
79 Price tag qualifier
80 Liable to snap
81 Percolate
83 Lionel Richie's "You

84 Smash into
85 Partly melted
86 What power lines near
cornfields might be
doin'?
89 Like some fruit bats
92 Per
93 Gets better at
94 Cut
95 Mideast capital
97 Wood cutters
98 Danced wildly
102 Workin' a bit too
zealously as a theater
usher?
107 Opposite of White
playing' chess pa-
tiently?
109 Mark's replacement
110 Sprawl
111 Choice
112 Realm with constantly
changing' borders?
116 Star representing the
Hunter's foot
117 One with an antenna
118 Process, as ore
119 Spread down?
120 Trail mix tidbits
121 C.O.'s hangouts


122 Buds
123 Marsh growth

Down
1 Curving lake's shape
2 Writer Zora
Hurston
3 Big name in chips
4 URL ending
5 In love
6 Talks twaddle
7 Begin again
8 Not cutting-edge
9 Cone site
10 Like fillets
11 Enterprise rival
12 "Olympia" painter
13 St. Valentine's Day
Massacre organizer
14 Dixieland horns
15 Olympic swimmer
Janet
16 Take another bow?
17 __Scowcroft, former
presidential adviser
20 University in Hamilton,
N.Y.
24 2002's "Star Trek:


_ de Boulogne
Russians write in it
Baker v. 1962
Supreme Court case
They go up and down
Flagrant
Quite a while
Bantu language
Daily trippers?
Loosen
Barroom foot rest
Suspended state: Var.
Present opener?
Forest flautist
Verne hero
Goes site-seeing?


55 Wu _(martial art) 77 1980's arcade game
56 Deli slice 78 Certain evergreens
57 Hebridean island 81 Two-mile-high capital
59 Hole-making tools 82 Satirist Belloc
60 Thumbs-down 85 U-shaped devices
62 Sawbuck 86 El (Chevy
63 Senators' grp. vehicles)
65 Infamous 1971 air 87 Unfamiliar face


pirate
boom bah
TV cartoon boy
Jacob tricked him
Bird perch
Carry-on
1994 Costner role
Jamie of "M*A*S*H"


88 Brewer's need
90 Not appointed
91 Speed demons
96 Israeli P.M., 1969-7
97 Double takes?
98 Traveling speakers
99 "Kate &
100 Negro Leagues


4


legend
101 Word before oven or
cupboard
103 Kidman's "Dead
Calm" co-star
104 Pass over
105 Bushed
106 Advisers of old
108 Center of L.A.
113 Stage equipment
114 culpa
115 Slapstick prop

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email: ami@wagnerrealty.comr website: wagnerrealty.com


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


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VIEWS OF PALMA SOLA BAY Custom
4BR, 4,579 sq.ft. home with gorgeous
pool with summer kitchen, two fire-
places, dream kitchen. 40-ft. boat slip
with easy access to Gulf. Gated Harbour
Landings. Jane Tinsworth,\761-3100.
#93465. $1,195,000


MARINERS COVE CONDO Bayfront
unit, 2BR + den, open plan, wetbar, fire-
place. Dock for 35-ft. boat, two pools and
tennis. Gated community, close to Island
beaches. Lynn Parker, 727-2800.
#95454. $439,900


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ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT Full
bayview from this updated 3BR/3BA
home. Beautiful landscaping and private
setting. Boat dock with davits. Short dis-
tance to beach. Deni Dillon, 383-5577 or
Dave Moynihan, 778-2246. #92383.
$1,190,000




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SALT WATER CORAL SHORES Very
well maintained 3BR/2BA home with
large two-car garage, on saltwater canal
with clear access to bay. Tile floors and
carpeted BRs. Foster Lewis, 358-7990.
#96901. $379,000


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Custom-built single-
1TERFRONT i family homes in gated
S..- ,. -. community on canals
in Anna Maria. Start-
S: ing at $1,500,000.








Stated parking, deluxe
a m ulfside condomini- e s
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BEAUTY ON THE BAYOU! 4BR/3BA
open floor plan with vaulted ceilings,
hardwood floors. Private courtyard, sum-
mer kitchen and pool, separate guest
area, separate office. Priced below ap-
praisal. Geri Gerling, 761-3100.
#91974. $595,000


WOODS OF PALMA SOLA Exceptional
1,625 sq.ft., 3BR/2BA updated residence
on large lot with prime NW Bradenton lo-
cation. Open floor plan, cathedral ceilings
in family room, fireplace. Dave Moynihan,
778-2246. #94970. $199,500


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THE HIBISCUS Four
bayside condomini-
ums with boat dock
and pool. Starting at
$795,000.

SALES CENTER
Open 10am-5pm Daily
12-4pm Weekends
401 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
779-2700


Meet out newest Property
Manager: Cristin Curl.
W ]We are pleased to have Cristin in our Island
office. A Florida native, she lives on the Is-
land and had managed rentals on Anna
Maria and Longboat Key. Call 778-2246
and let Cristin help you find a winter get-
k away or manage your investment property.
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