Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( November 26, 2003 )

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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 26, 2003


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

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Volume 12, No. 3 Nov. 26, 2003 FREE

Attorney, planner fired in Bradenton Beach

By Paul Roat
In its first session as a newly elected body, the
Bradenton Beach City Commission wasted little time
enacting sweeping changes in governance last Thurs-
day. Commissioners:
Fired City Attorney Alan Prather.
Fired City Planner Bill Brisson.
Fired Planning and Zoning Board Commission-
ers Pete Milazzo and Susan Kehne.
Placed all department heads on a 90-day proba-

tionary period pending performance evaluations.
Restricted all department heads from conferring
with consultants without prior approval of the commis-
The vote on all issues was 4-1, with Mayor John
Chappie opposing across the board.
City Commissioner Anna O'Brien led the termina-
tion and probation charge. "We don't have the right
team in place to reach our objectives," she said, add-
ing that "I believe we can do the job we need to do with

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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Never let it be said that Anna Maria City Commis-
sion meetings occasionally stray a little from the
printed agenda.
Sometimes, they stray a lot.
What was supposed to be a discussion among com-
missioners at their Nov. 20 meeting about funding a
few specific capital improvement projects in the city
this year turned into a litany of questions and com-
plaints about all the city's drainage problems, most of
which have existed for years.
In Anna Maria, drainage is an issue that sparks
nearly as much controversy as parking, and just like
any solution to the city's parking problem, everybody
in Anna Maria has at least one opinion on what the city
should do about drainage.
The commission was to discuss the $25,000 esti-
mated cost of design and permitting for drainage im-
provements for North Shore Drive and Palm Avenue,
one of seven projects on the priority list discussed at the
Nov. 13 commission workshop.
City Commissioner Dale Woodland, however, said

he needed to be convinced the city should proceed
with even a few drainage projects. "It makes common
sense that we should maintain our current drainage
system first," he said.
"I'm not going to approve any drainage project,"
Woodland emphasized, until the city looks at getting
the current drainage system "in shape" and maintained
Commissioners also wanted "specifics" on the
proposed repairs and improvements for the humpback
bridge on North Bay Boulevard, the Crescent Drive
bridge and the seawall adjacent to the North Bay
bridge, rather than just the city engineer estimate of
$55,000, $33,000 and $50,000 respectively.
Kurt Jensen of Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the
city's engineering firm, agreed the commission
needed more information.
"I think this needs to be tabled," he said. "We'll
come back with specifics" at the Dec. 18 commission
meeting, Jensen added.
"We want the project," said Commissioner Linda

half the people in city hall. This does not need to be
painful it could be the best thing we've ever done.
We're showing up at a gunfight with a knife."
O'Brien later said in an e-mail that the "half the
people" comment "was in reference to the team we need
to get through all this development-growth management-
visioning stuff, mostly the outside consultants we need,
meaning lawyers and planners, etc. It was NOT a state-

AME construction

meets budget
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School's construction
team received welcome news at its Thursday meeting
- the project meets its $5.6 million budget.
Team members met with Manatee County Super-
intendent Roger Dearing to present the final cutbacks
and construction designs Nov. 19, prior to the weekly
team meeting. According to Manatee County School
District project team coordinator Larry Roemer,
Daring endorsed the project.
A full presentation of the final design document
plans and cost reduction process will be made at a pub-
lic meeting in the school auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Tues-
day, Dec. 9.
Over the summer months, costs of the construction
project skyrocketed nearly $1.6 million over the ap-
proved budget. Several culprits thought to be causing
the overrun included the state-of-the-art auditorium and
its roof structure, immense amounts of site fill and the
waterproofing method proposed for the building's ex-
te r i o r.
Team members tasked with reducing the construc-
tion costs said they considered hundreds of items and
were happy to report that the building and its landscap-
ing will maintain the look presented to the public at

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Holmes Beach man

arrested for sex offense
Holmes Beach police arrested a Holmes Beach man
Monday evening, Nov. 24, after he allegedly made sexual
advances to a 13-year-old boy in a public restroom.
Police said Edward A. Jarosz, 37, of 414 80th St.,
confronted the 13-year-old in the public restroom ad-
jacent to the tennis courts and Birdie Tebbetts Field at
62nd Street and Flotilla Drive around 5:25 p.m. and
asked if he could perform a sexual act with the youth.
The victim fled the restroom and immediately no-
tified his parents, who alerted Holmes Beach police to
the incident.
Jarosz was taken into custody by Holmes Beach
police a few minutes later and transported to the Mana-
tee County Jail, where he was charged with lewd and
lascivious conduct on a child under the age of 16, mis-
demeanor possession of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Attorney, planner fired
ment about city staff."
City Commissioner John Shaughnessy said "when
the people voted me in, they wanted me to do a job, and
I feel it's no good to clean half a house."
City Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips said she
was "unhappy about the money spent on legal fees. I
have issues of trust going back to the ordinance regard-
ing [residency of board members], and I think that's
[the attorney's] job. Sometimes when people have been
around too long, I believe it precipitates a change."
City Commissioner Peter Barreda said "we were
voted in, and people said they wanted a change, and it's
time for a change."
Prather has represented the city since 1985 as its le-
gal counsel. Brisson has been the city's planning consult-
ant since 1990. Milazzo has served on the planning and
zoning board for 14 years, Kehne for more than a year.
Commissioners requested a list of pending projects
from Prather and Brisson, indicating that the projects
should be completed by the end of the year.
In other matters, commissioners unanimously se-
lected O'Brien to serve as the city's vice mayor.

Pine no more
A number ofAustralian pines were felled this past weekend along the north side of the 74th Street beach access in
Holmes Beach. The removal effort was paid for by Casa Costeria owner Bill Greer, who owns the property on the
south side of the access. All of the trees were on the right of way, said Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe
Duennes. One adjacent landowner on the north side, however, said while the city was within its right to remove the
trees, it was sad to see the trees removed because they enhanced the natural beauty of the access and provided
shade to beachgoers. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy.

Merry Christmas, Tingley

The Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach
received a nice early holiday present a check for
$23,567.65 from Florida Power & Light.
Apparently, FPL determined that the library, on
Second Street, had overcharged for power usage
since its opening in 1994 and sent a rebate check
City Clerk Pat Grizzle said FPL had apparently
either been reading the meter wrong or had been mis-

calculating the charge.
Library officials had always questioned the electric
bills, library board member John Sandberg said, and
had even had three energy audits done at the library to
try to determine why the power bills were so high, to
no avail until this week.
The funds will be used for operating costs of the
library, which was created by a bequeath from Beulah
Hannah Hooks Tingley upon her death in 1986.

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By Paul Roat
In the wake of the firing of its city attorney and
planner, Bradenton Beach city commissioners are now
moving toward the concept of a "team attorney" ap-
proach for the city.
Commissioners agreed that land-use matters were
a top priority in the city and decided to request Sarasota
attorney Dan Lobeck to meet with them at the Dec. 4
city commission meeting to discuss utilization of his
Lobeck represents the environmental group
ManaSota-88, which is current joined with the Island
cities and Manatee County in an attempt to block de-
velopment of Perico Island by Arvida Corp.
As for other legal services required by the city,
Vice Mayor Anna O'Brien suggested that city commis-
sioners present a list of attorneys they would like the
city to consider retaining.

There are still a few days to get your boat into
the 2003 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade and better
than a week after that to get your nautical decora-
tions in shape.
Deadline for registering for the parade is Friday,
Nov. 28, and the parade itself is the evening of Sat-
urday, Dec. 6. Entry forms are printed elsewhere in
The Islander and also are available at the newspaper
The big event is not limited to Island boats, but
is open to craft from anywhere and everywhere.
Cash prizes and trophies will go to best lighted boats
in various categories of sailboats and power, a busi-
ness-sponsored division, and workboats.

Commissioners also agreed to a list of pending
projects that former City Attorney Alan Prather was
working on within the various city departments, and
decided to allow him until Jan. 15 to complete the
However, Prather sent Mayor John Chappie an e-
mail last week, in the wake of the commission's deci-
sion to terminate his services, that his services would
be completed as of Nov. 20.
"I'm against hiring one attorney to do it all," City
Commissioner Peter Barreda said. "I'd like to have
people who specialize."
"I don't like having an attorney under our feet,"
said City Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips. "I don't
want someone who is involved with all of the other
Island cities."
"I think we need a city attorney as needed,"
O'Brien said.

The start will be double-pronged, both starting
at 6 p.m.
Boats for the northern fleet will gather in Bimini
Bay as in years past, motor down the canal to Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, then to the Key Royale
Bridge, north along the shore to the Rod & Reel Pier
and back to Anna Maria City Pier.
The southern staging area will be in the
Intracoastal Waterway on the south side of Cortez
Bridge near the Bradenton Beach City Pier, pass
through the drawbridge and join other boaters at the
Seafood Shack marina. From there it's up the ICW
to the Anna Maria Bridge and along the bayfront off
Kingfish Boat Ramp, Anna Maria Elementary

New legal 'team' proposed

for Bradenton Beach

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The Islander

Holiday lighted

Boat Parade

Saturday Dec. 6 2003 (Rain Dates: Dec. 7, 13)
Please Enter the Following Vessel in the 16th Annual Parade:
Vessel Name: Length: Power or Sail:
Owner's Name or Business Name:
Mailing Address:

Citv: State: ZiD:

Contact Ph:

F < Private Entry (size__ ) Commercial Entry (size__ ) >
Entry Fee $10 Entry Deadline Nov. 28, 2003
Please make checks payable to: The Islander
Mail or bring entry forms with fee to address below.
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
by the rules and guidelines and I fully understand that safe navigation is my own responsibility. I further agree to abide by all U.S. Coast Guard
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 full force and effect for my vessel. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Islander, its officers and the
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
have been occasioned by me or those aboard my vessel as a result of my participation in The Islander Holiday Lighted Boat Parade.

Applicant's Signature:


Print Name:
'lTanIk you jfr your participation!
Fireworks! Offshore at the Anna Maria
City Pier immediately following the parade!
The Islander

Holiday lighted boat

parade, fireworks Dec. 6
Boaters are sought to join the 16th annual Islander Holiday Boat Parade Dec. 6.
The 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.
Skippers are encouraged to get their craft into the lineup early for what could be
the largest-ever lighted boat parade on Anna Maria waters.
Cash prizes and trophies for best lighted boats in various size categories of power
boats and sailboats, a business-sponsor division and a class for "working" boats will
be offered by the newspaper and its event sponsors.
The parade this year will begin from two locations at 6 p.m. One parade contin-
gent will gather in Bimini Bay as in years past, motor to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
back to the Key Royale Bridge, then north along the shore to the Rod & Reel Pier and
back to the Anna Maria City Pier.
A second (southern) contingent of boats will gather in the Intracoastal Waterway
near the Bradenton Beach City Pier on the south side of the Cortez Bridge, traversing
north (through the bridge at 6 p.m.) to join up with boaters at the Seafood Shack ma-
rina and follow the Intracoastal to the Anna Maria Bridge. It will then continue along
the bayfront, passing Kingfish Boat Ramp, the Anna Maria Elementary School,
Westbay Point & Moorings, and onward along the bayfront of Key Royale to meet up
with the Bimini Bay bunch at the pass at B:i' ini Bay.
The Bimini Bay and southern parade boats will be led by members of the local
Coast Guard Flotilla and law enforcement agencies.
Then it's onward for all the lighted boats to the Anna Maria City Pier, the Rod &
Reel Pier and a loop back to the city pier for the finale.
Deep-draft boats which may not be able to traverse the shoreline route from King-
fish to the mouth of Bimini Bay are welcome to join by utilizing the Intracoastal to
meet the parade at the Anna Maria City Pier.
Boaters and spectators are invited to the city pier where the parade judges will
await the entries, although numerous opportunities exist along the parade routes for
viewing the lighted boats.
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
city pier.
Entry forms are provided in this issue of The Islander and at the newspaper of-
fice for skippers' convenience.
A captain's meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Islander office, 5404 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The parade hotline for more information is 778-7978.

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Anna Maria City
Dec. 3, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 1, 3 p.m., special city commission work ses-
Dec. 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

Holiday Closures
Government offices in Anna Maria City, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be
closed Nov. 27-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Garbage or recyclable collection for Anna Maria
City, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key scheduled
for Nov. 27 will be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 29.
There will be no change in service in Bradenton

School and along the Key Royale bayfront to meet
the Bimini contingent at the pass at Bimini Bay.
The massed fleet will parade then to the Anna
Maria City Pier, Rod & Reel Pier and back to the
city pier for the fireworks spectacular.
That big show will be provided again this year
by Jim Taylor and his Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical
Entertainment about 7:30 p.m. over the bay along-
side the pier.
A captains' meeting will be at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, at The Islander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The parade hotline for information is 778-7978.

Island lighted boat parade:

Still time to register


5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
941 778-7978 Fax 778-9392
E-mail parade@islander.org



PAGE 4 0 NOV. 26, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER

Budget met in school re-do

previous meetings.
The square footage of the auditorium was not re-
duced and still features a covered entrance with a
handicap ramp, a lobby with two restrooms, and a
handicap ramp for the stage, with backstage access to
the music and art classrooms.
The main hall of the auditorium will have a vaulted
ceiling and pitched roof to accommodate good sound
quality, but the adjoining art and music rooms will have
a low sloped roof. Architect Tom Cardinal said reduc-
ing the pitched roof was a big saving for the project and
enhanced the visual appeal of the roof line.
The school will have a standing-seam metal roof,
.and despite discussion to reduce the overhang to two
feet, the final documents show a four-foot overhang.
The school will also keep its Bahama shutters as
part of the "promise" made by Dearing at a public
meeting in August. However, some minor adjustments
have been made.
The shutters will be fixed and only cover the top
half of the windows on the front of the building. The
Bahama shutters have been removed from the back of
the building at the prompting of faculty. Cardinal said
some teachers believed the shutters would impede their
view of the bay and.they preferred to leave them out of
the design.
According to Roemer, other adjustments include
reducing the width of the breezeway to 10 feet between
the cafeteria and art/music rooms, reducing the fill and
removing the tree wells, reconfiguring the playground
to save fill and trees, using an alternative waterproof-
ing system and eliminating wet retention areas.
Chris Cole of Educational Design Associates said
the team was able to adjust the widths of the bus and
parent driveways to eliminate retaining walls and re-
duce fill. Parking spaces have also been adjusted, but
Cole said he didn't have the final count on the number
of spaces that will remain.
Cole also noted that the existing playground site for
the upper elementary grades will not be relocated as
previously planned. Making the temporary site the per-
manent site reduces the amount of fill needed and
eliminates the need to relocate some cabbage palms, he
At the public meeting Dec. 9, the team will present
information on the new playground design, the final
landscape plans, which still include an outdoor amphi-
theater, color-scheme recommendations, and an over-
view of the project revisions.

Team meeting
Chris Cole of
Educational Design
Associates explains
how the construction
team was able to
reduce fill on the
school site by
reducing parking,
adjusting the bus
loop and moving the
playground. Islander
Photos: Diana

AME's new look
The newest rendering of the proposed front of Anna Maria Elementary School.

Cole said the entire cost-reduction process has
been a series of trade-offs, but the team tried to put
together a package that met community expectations.
"There has really been a positive commitment from all
sides of the table to keep the essence of the project and
provide quality," he said.
School board member Harry Kinnan said the
project has the complete confidence of Dearing, who
he believes has given a lot of time and energy to this

Roemer announced that they received a permit
from the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict last week. The estimated timeline puts the plans
before the school board for approval in January and
nearing the startup of construction in late February.
Roemer indicated that the initial construction work
would be noisy and the team would work around the
needs of the students and faculty.

Drain on Anna Maria, nor not?

Cramer, "we just don't want to commit money until we
see the bids."
Jensen said he'll return with specific work details
for the bridge projects, the North Shore drainage
project, and several other smaller drainage projects the
commission might want to consider that won't require
a Southwest Florida Water Management District per-
He also agreed the commission shouldn't spend
money "that won't fix the problem," but "we can't fix
all the drainage problems in Anna Maria. We are tasked
to look at areas of greatest concern and make recom-
mendations," which are always subject to commission
Woodland said no maintenance of the city's drain-
age system has been done for years and Cramer noted
that BDI had not brought back further information on
a proposal from last summer to restore the swales along
the alleyway behind Pine Avenue.
Jensen apologized and said he would get that
project information to the commission at the Dec. 18
City resident Shirley O'Day noted dryly that the
"agenda item was supposed to be North Shore and
we've discussed everything else."
Other members of the public wondered why North
Shore at Palm was singled out for a drainage project
when other areas appear to be a bigger problem.
Flooding and drainage problems were noted at the
meeting by the public at other North Shore Drive loca-
tions, Hardin Avenue, Pine Avenue, and South Bay
Boulevard, among others.
With limited funds in the budget, "We just agreed
to look at North Shore Drive," because the city had

enough money for the project, said Commissioner
Carol Ann Magill.
The priority list of projects came from the city's
capital improvements advisory committee after months
of public meetings, said Commissioner Duke Miller.
The original CIAC list had nearly 40 projects on it
at an estimated cost of $2.8 million, he noted.
The CIAC pared that down to just seven of the
most severe problems. The number of insurance claims
at a particular address in the city was considered by the
CIAC, Miller said, but was not the only consideration
in preparing the priority list.
At the Nov. 13 commission workshop, commis-
sioners rejected financing any of the projects through
a line of credit, opting to work within the current 2003-
04 city budget, which has just $232,000 set aside for
capital improvements (The Islander, Nov. 19).
Resident Georgia Van Cleave observed that "every
time we have a new commission, we have a new prob-
lem with drainage. We've been talking about this for-
Then let's do something, said Woodland.

Water quality
In other business, the commission agreed in prin-
ciple to spend $5,000 with Ed Barber Engineering Ser-
vices for water-quality testing of inland waters, but
asked BDI to provide a "scope of services" to the com-
mission on the testing and locations, and include the
waters of Bimini Bay as one of the test sites.
Water-quality testing is a prelude to dredging the
city's canals, a project that could take years to obtain
permits and funding before its inception. According to
Public Works Director George McKay, a longtime city
resident, to his knowledge the canals have never been
dredged since constructed in the 1950s.
A recent canal dredging project in Holmes

Beach took two years of preparation before a Florida
Department of Environmental Protection permit was

Wine sales
The commission also had the first reading of an
amendment to the city's public alcohol sales ordinance
which would allow take-out wine sales for existing
Commissioners also reaffirmed they have no plans
to address any changes to the citys' current 37-foot
height restriction on new construction.
Anyone wishing to build above the limit must ob-
tain a variance from the planning and zoning board.

Anonymous letters
Miller blasted a recent anonymous letter to city hall
that criticized commissioners and suggested the staff
should throw the letters in the garbage if they are un-
City Attorney Jim Dye, however, said even un-
signed letters are part of the public record and have to
be kept on file.
"Then don't bother putting one in my in-box," said

Tarpon-Oak paving
The question of who is to blame for failing to in-
spect what turned out to be a sub-standard paving job
done by APAC on Tarpon and Oak Avenues has not
been answered, said Mayor SueLynn.
However, said the mayor, APAC has not been paid
for that work and Tom Wilcox of BDI has sent APAC
several letters requesting satisfaction on the work be-
fore payment.
APAC, she said, does not appear interested in cor-
recting its failure, at least at this point.

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Island cities deserve at least a share of any
countywide impact fee on new construction, said Anna
Maria Mayor SueLynn at the Nov. 19 Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting in Bradenton
And that's exactly what she and other Island
elected officials told county commissioners at a recent
workshop on the proposed fee.
"We would like a percentage of that fee back," the
mayor said.
At a recent meeting with county staff and commis-
sion chairperson Jonathan Bruce on the proposed im-
pact fee, "We brought up the Arvida project because
many of those people will be coming to the Island,
using the beaches, roads, facilities and shopping here.
They are going to impact us just as much as the
county," she said.
"So I told them just impose the impact fee on
Arvida," chimed in Holmes Beach City Commissioner
Don Maloney.
But Bruce was somewhat surprised by the anger from
municipal elected officials and agreed to a Dec. 3 meet-
ing between county commissioners and those same offi-

By Paul Roat
Waterline replacement and subsequent street resur-
facing will start in earnest on Monday for many of the
streets in southern Bradenton Beach.
The bad news is that the project will probably run
through Christmas. The good news is that there should
be minimal disruption for neighborhood traffic, and the
streets will be resurfaced at a minimal charge to the
W.G. Christian of Winter Haven is the contractor
selected by Manatee County utilities. Crews were at
work this week doing preliminary work, with the actual
excavation scheduled to start Dec. 1.
Affected will be Third Street South, Fourth Street
South, Sixth Street South, Seventh Street South and
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cials to discuss the proposal, and the BIEO claim that Is-
land cities deserve at least some of that money.
Under the current county proposal, a new three-
bedroom home built anywhere in Manatee County
would have an impact fee imposed of around $2,500
the first year of the fee schedule, rising to more than
$3,000 over the next three years. At present, all of the
impact fee paid would go to Manatee County.
In other BIEO matters, Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce Director Mary Ann Brockman and
Maloney are preparing a "hurricane party" sometime
before the next hurricane season to inform residents
and visitors of disaster preparedness and emergency
Brockman said the idea behind a "party" to inform
the public about emergency procedures is to serve free
food and drinks, have some give-aways and door prizes
while presenting the information.
"Everyone shows up when you have give-aways,"
said Brockman.
Maloney said he borrowed the idea from the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's "party" for
emergency procedures.
Chamber members will donate items for the "hur-
ricane party," said Brockman.

According to Bradenton Beach Public Works Di-
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The contractor is expected to start on the project on
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street, completing one before moving to another, so in-
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The ship's owners now have the responsibility
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In the rough seas of Tuesday, however, observ-
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breaking up rapidly and there may not be much left
in a few days, if poor marine conditions continue.

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Happy Thanksgiving
Quite a few years ago in 1994 and we're espe-
cially thankful to have just polished off 11 years serv-
ing Anna Maria Island at The Islander we printed
an excerpt from then Gov. Lawton Chiles' Thanksgiv-
ing message to all Floridians.
It seems as fitting today, and with such close fam-
ily ties to the late governor on Anna Maria Island, we
again share his message of thanks.
"As we observe our national day of Thanksgiving,
we should recall this past year as a time of great re-
newal and progress for Florida.
"As Florida enjoys growing prosperity, we should
pause to remember those who are less fortunate .... As
we face the challenges of living in a free society, we
should be thankful always for the opportunities that our
freedom gives us."
We do enjoy our freedom, and since the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, we've found renewed ways to cel-
ebrate it, even though some of us have family and
friends in the Middle East defending our freedoms in
the war with Iraq.
We wish all the best to our Island extended family,
especially our military families, during this holiday
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Islander.

Plenty to wish for
Our 1 Ith Annual Islander Wish Book is published
as a special section in the newspaper this week and
there's a very good chance all the community organi-
zations and groups listed could see all their wishes
come true.
Well, that's if each reader takes a moment to add
at least one item from any of the many lists to their
personal holiday shopping list.
While you're out shopping for family and friends,
shopping for just one item from the wish lists could mean
a big difference to the school, the community centers and
the service clubs in fulfilling the needs of Islanders.
Some items are small, inexpensive and simple to
shop for and you're sure to pass by them in stores dur-
ing the holidays. Office supplies, sporting goods,
games, plants, tools, art supplies and more.
Check your shopping list one more time. And
hopefully you can add something to benefit everyone
on Anna Maria Island.
Please find the spirit of giving in your heart. The
joy of the season will be your reward.

Thie' Islander
NOV. 26, 2003 Vol. 12, No. 3
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Islanders helpful
At the beginning of this school year I was able to
help four families get supplies, clothes, shoes, etc. The
only reason I was capable of doing this is the wonder-
ful generosity of our Islanders.
After the first couple of calls, I knew my families
would not need anything else. They are all doing well
now. I just want to say thanks to all for the boxes and
bags of happiness.
Debbie Scott, Hohnes Beach, Homeless, Orphans
and Widows group

Welcome change
On behalf of the Holmes Beach Civic Association, I
would like to publicly thank the Holmes Beach Police
Department for using the speed detector on Gulf Drive.
Since I live in the vicinity, I am able to report first
handi that vehicles consistently respond to the detector by
sowing down. As a result, traffic seems to be moving at
the speed limit or less, and this is a welcome change for
all who live on Gulf Drive. A jot well done, HBPD.
Al Wiedorn, president, HBCA

A small zone change
On Oct. 22 my husband and I attended the Holmes
Beach Planning Commission meeting to support Angie
and Par Kabris' request to change the small portion of
their property zoned Rec-1 to R-2 so the Kabrises could
build two low-profile homes/condos on all the property
they own at 101 75th St., which is in keeping with the
style of most homes at the end of 75th Street.
My husband and I own the property/home at 103
75th St. We purchased the property two years ago from
the Kabrises and agreed with them to build a low-pro-
file home. The Kabrises did not want to see a home on
our property that did not fit in with the properties in the
We were in complete agreement with the Kabrises
and now own a lovely home on 75th Street. What the
Kabrises asked of us, they are now trying to accomplish

on their property with the small zone change, build
two low-profile homes/condos.
On another topic, the Kabrises, because of the
money and effort they put into the rearranging and
updating of property deeds, secured for us, along with
the generosity of the Holmes family, a deeded path to
the beach. A big thank you to the Kabrises and the
Holmes family.
So, dear neighbors and friends, listen up! We want
what is best for the neighborhood and the city of Holmes
Beach, and where I stand I only count good things com-
ing from the Kabrises and the Holmes family.
Ann I. Rully, Holmes Beach

Thanks from guild
I wish to thank the members and friends of St.
Bernard's Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church who
helped make our bazaar an enjoyable and profitable
A thank you is also extended to all who attended
and to all who donated their valuable time and talents.
A special thanks goes to Pat Geyer for her donation of
Duffy's famous chili.
Hope to see you all next November for our Christ-
mas Poinsettia Bazaar.
Cornelia Zanetti, chair, St. Bernard's Bazaar

Many thanks
Thanks for the great photo of the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Orchestra and Chorus taken by J. L.
Robertson in the Nov. 19 issue.
What a talented and professional musical group
we have right here. The November concert was well
attended and they loved it.
On Dec. 21, the Christmas Around the World concert
will feature one of the popular operas of the Christmas
season, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," plus traditional
Christmas songs from around the world.
Don't miss this one.
Carolyne Norwood. AMICCO, public relations

THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 26, 2003 0 PAGE 7

Thanksgiving events on Anna Maria Island

The annual Thanksgiving service by all of the
Island's churches will open holiday observances
Wednesday evening, and many churches will have spe-
cial services on the holiday itself.
Two of them will have really special programs -
family dinner with the trimmings Thursday for those on
the Island who with to partake.
And on Thanksgiving Day Bradenton Beach will

host the musical festival that has become a tradition in
just seven years, the Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street.
Wednesday at 7 p.m., All Island Denominations,
the organization of all seven Island churches, will
present the community service at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Anna Maria. Pastors of
every church will have parts in the service, and the
combined choirs will sing.

Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, will host dinner at the church at 1 p.m. Thurs-
day, and Gloria Dei will present its holiday dinner at
2 p.m. at the church.
The Bradenton Beach musical program starting at
6 p.m. Thursday is the official Island kickoff for the
Christmas holidays. It will be at the clock tower at the
east end of Bridge Street, sponsored by Legacy III.

Pilgrims? Hah! 'Twas George Washington

Well, it's not our fault. We were taught that the
Pilgrims launched Thanksgiving Day, complete with
turkey and corn and other stuff. Maybe even
Pocahontas it all gets vague after nearly 400 years.
So we were wrong, don't rub it in. If you're so
smart, who did get Thanksgiving rolling?
George Washington, according to an outfit that has
plenty of agenda, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Estate and Gardens. There'll always be a publicity per-
son, in this case one Margaret Kuhn, media relations
manager for GWMVEG.
She has sent along a treatise supporting her claim,
well documented and convincing and altogether de-
lightful, if a bit earnest. Here goes:
MOUNT VERNON, Va. Americans don't
know it and children aren't taught it, but George Wash-
ington is responsible for our Thanksgiving holiday.
It was our first president who led the charge to
make this day of thanks a truly national event not the
Pilgrims and not Abraham Lincoln.
On Oct. 3, 1789, George Washington issued his
Thanksgiving Day proclamation, designating "for the
people of the United States a day of public thanks-giving"
to be held on "Thursday, the 26th day of November,"
1789, marking the first national celebration of a holiday
that has become commonplace in today's households.
While subsequent presidents failed to maintain this
tradition, it was Washington's proclamation that guided
Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation.
In fact, Lincoln issued his proclamation on the

same day, Oct. 3, and marked the same Thanksgiving
Day, Nov. 26, as Washington, setting Thanksgiving as
the last Thursday of November after our first
president's example. The proclamation was printed in
newspapers, including the Oct. 9, 1789, issue of the
Pennsylvania Packet and the Daily Advertiser.
George Washington first mentioned the possibility
of a national Thanksgiving Day in a confidential letter
to James Madison in August 1789 (just months before
taking office), asking for his advice on approaching the
Senate for its opinion on a "day of thanksgiving."
By the end of September 1789, a resolution had
been introduced to the House of Representatives re-
questing that "a joint committee of both Houses be di-
rected to wait upon the President of the United States,
to request that he would recommend to the people of
the United States a day of public thanksgiving." The
committee put the resolution before the president and
George Washington issued the first national Thanks-
giving proclamation within days.
Washington knew the value of a Thanksgiving day
long before becoming our first president. During the
Revolutionary War, he would order special thanksgiv-
ing services for his troops after successful battles, as
well as publicly endorse efforts by the Continental
Congress to proclaim days of thanks, usually in recog-
nition of military victories and alliances.
The concept of thanksgiving was not new to the
citizens of the new United States. Colonists even before
the Pilgrims often established Thank Days to mark

certain occasions. These one-time events could occur
at any time of the year and were usually more solemn
than the Thanksgiving we observe today, emphasizing
prayer and spiritual reflection.
Thanksgiving was not made a legal holiday until
1941 when Congress named the fourth Thursday in No-
vember as our national day of thanks in answer to pub-
lic outcry over President Roosevelt's attempt to pro-
long the Christmas shopping season by moving
Thanksgiving from the traditional last Thursday to the
third Thursday of November.


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Holmes Beach

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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach developer William Greer withdrew
his request for a setback variance at the planned La
Casa Costiera condominiums at 7300 Gulf Drive after
board of adjustment members at their Nov. 19 meeting
struggled to make a decision without the advice of le-
gal counsel.
Attorney Jim Dye, sitting in for City Attorney
Patricia Petruff of the same law firm, recused himself
from offering advice to the BOA on the Greer request
because of a potential conflict of interest. Another at-
torney in Dye's firm has been an attorney for Greer.
Dye suggested that the BOA postpone a decision
for another two weeks until the city could retain an
independent attorney, but BOA member Russ Olson
said there are already too many attorneys involved in
every issue before the city, and said the board should
BOA chairman Hugh Holmes asked Dye if the
board could proceed without the advice of counsel and
Dye said it could, but he's a bit uncomfortable.
"The first thing you've done is ask for legal ad-
vice," he observed after he had just excused himself
from the proceedings.
Board member Jeff Hostetler also excused himself
on the grounds that Greer was a client.
Attorney Gary Barnes argued on behalf of Greer
that a variance on the setback for one two-story multi-
family unit at La Casa Costiera was requested because
it appears the street at one end of the property was
replatted from 50-feet wide to 40-feet wide in 1946, but
never officially recorded.
The city has allowed adjacent properties to use the
40-foot setback, Barnes said, but his client just wants
to do everything by the book.
"We don't want to do anything against the code,"
said Barnes.
"If we go with a 40-foot-wide road, we don't need
a variance," he claimed."We're only asking for what
neighboring properties have."
Greer said he's been trying for the past 18 months
to get the city to vacate the odd 10-foot right of way to


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Liz Christie and Dick Cline, both members of the Anna Maria Island Privateers known as "Red Dog" and
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adjacent property owners, but has run into a number of
difficulties. The variance request seemed the easiest
route, he said.
Board member Dave Moynihan and Holmes were
reluctant to proceed without the advice of an attorney
on exactly where the property line should be, and even
if the board had the authority to grant a variance, but
Olson and board member Peter Ereg disagreed.
"Can we even grant a variance for a disputed is-
sue?" asked Moynihan. "If the road was replatted to 40-
feet in 1946, they don't even need to be here," he
There were no objections to the variance request
from the public, although Holmes Beach resident Joan

Perry suggested the issue of where the property line
actually is might have to be settled in court.
Greer solved the problem, at least temporarily, by
withdrawing his current variance request. Barnes said
a new request will be submitted and "we can start all
over again."
In other actions, the board unanimously approved
a setback variance request for Hank and Kristy Nehilla
of 201 77th St. in construction of a proposed two-story
single- family home on the property. The approved
request is for five feet on the longest side of the prop-
erty (142 feet), from a 25-foot setback to 20 feet.
Hostetler also recused himself on this vote to avoid
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Musical Holiday Prelude Thursday night

Ride the trolley, bring chairs and have a wonder-
ful prelude to the holidays on Thanksgiving evening in
Bradenton Beach.
There will be ample parking at Coquina Beach
and not very much in the Bridge Street area, so trol-
leys will do best to fetch holiday-makers from and to
their vehicles.
The holiday-opening celebration will begin at 6
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, on Bridge Street. The music
will be at the east end of the street in front of the clock
tower. That will provide spectators with a fine view of
Anna Maria Sound to go with the holiday music.
Chairs are needed by the spectators, as there are no
benches along the street. Several thousand people are
expected, gauging by previous years' attendance.
Music will be by bands and choirs, with a lot of

Sunshine Law complaint
turned over to state attorney
A complaint against Bradenton Beach as-yet undis-
closed current-or-former city commissioners and cur-
rent-or-former advisory board members has been
turned over to the state attorney's office.
Bradenton Beach Police Det. Sgt. Lenny Diaz in-
vestigated the unnamed people after a Sunshine Law
complaint was filed.
Assistant State Attorney Ed Brodski could only say
that the complaint was filed by Bradenton Beach Build-
ing Official Bob Welch, who declined to comment on
the matter.
"We are reviewing the allegations," Brodski said.
"Nothing will be made public until we either file charges
or decline to file charges." He said his investigation was
expected to be concluded within two weeks.
Former City Commissioner Dawn Baker furnished
some copies of e-mail communications to The Islander
between herself, City Commissioner Anna O'Brien and
city board of adjustment Chairman Ken Lohn, although
police and the state attorney's office declined to confirm
that the e-mails had anything to do with the complaint.

singalong numbers, all of them familiar Christmas carols.
Along with the music will be a holiday decorations
contest for businesses on Bridge Street and Gulf Drive.
Their decorations will be judged and cash prizes
awarded for first and second place, said Lea Ann
Bessonette of the sponsoring Legacy III.
There is a dark side to the celebration this year, she
said money, or a shortage of same. Help is needed
and will be deeply appreciated.
The Prelude was started by Bessonette, Mayor
John Chappie and Emily Anne Smith, and for five

years they paid all the costs out of their own pockets
and it got to be too much of a load.
They organized Legacy III, which now sponsors
the event and pays for it. Or it will when the funds
come in from various businesses, organizations and
individuals to bolster the $1,000 voted by the
Bradenton Beach City Commission.
Contributions may be taken to the Eatman & Smith
Architecture office at 129 Bridge St., or mailed to P.O.
Box 333, Bradenton Beach FL 34217. Checks should
be made payable to Legacy III.

Shopping's fun at 'secret' kid's shop
Sarah Scott, 8, collected her purchases in a box at the Anna Maria Art League Secret Shop, paid and then moved
along to the gift-wrap "department." At the one-day event, kids shop crafts prepared by league volunteersfor
holiday gifts for the adults on their shopping list with no adults allowed. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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St. Bernard church leads pilgrimage to Europe

A motorchoach tour that covered 1,500 miles in
Europe filled the itinerary of a group of pilgrims from
Anna Maia Island, who have returned home "renewed
in mind and spirit," said the tour leader, the Rev. Bernie
Father Evanofski, of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
led the group in daily Mass and to a number of shrines.

Woman's Club Hacienda
luncheon Wednesday
The annual luncheon to benefit the Hacienda Girls
Ranch at Melbourne will be sponsored by the Woman's
Club of Anna Maria Island Wednesday, Dec. 3.
The luncheon will be at noon at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Cost is $3, with proceeds going to the ranch
shelter for girls in need from all over the state, said the
The program will consist of two young artists -
Kimberly Kuizon of Holmes Beach, Manatee High
School sophomore who will screen the film she pro-
duced and directed, "9/11," and teenage piano virtuoso
Casey Spivey, student at St. Stephen's Episcopal
Hostesses are Marge Kendall, Leda Van Wormer,
Marguerite Thompson, Wilma Bussey and Loretta
Galivan. Additional information may be obtained from
Janet Clark at 778-6083.

Painted furniture class
registration under way
Registration has begun at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center for a painted furniture workshop
that will begin Dec. 5 and continue Dec. 12 and 19.
The three-Friday course will be taught at the Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, by local artist
Dawn Gurtner, and those attending may bring furniture
to class for rehabilitation. Cost of the sessions, which
will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., is $13 for mem-
bers, $15 for nonmembers. Details are available at 778-
'Holiday Potluck' planned
by Artists Guild
The annual "Holiday Potluck Dinner" of the Art-
ists Guild of Anna Maria Island will hear holiday mu-
sic by the Island Middle School band Monday, Dec. 1.
The dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fur-
ther information may be obtained by calling 778-1788.

Writers unit to hear reporter
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 1, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Speaker will be reporter Tom
Vaught. Details are available at 761-9036.

They visited and prayed at Lourdes, Fatima and
Garanbandal and at stops in Madrid, Spain, and Lisbon,
Pilgrimages are planned again for May and Sep-
tember 2004, arrangements made by At Your Service
Travel agency. Information may be obtained by calling

Waste pickup schedule
changes for holiday
With no trash collection Thursday,
Thanksgiving Day, Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key have rescheduled
pickup of both solid waste and recyclable for
Saturday, Nov. 29. Bradenton Beach has no
collections scheduled for Thursday, so its
pickup program will not be affected by the

Island chamber business card
exchange Wednesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will have a Christmas business card exchange from 5-
7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Harrington House
Bed and Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes
The chamber asks that RSVPs be telephoned to its
office, 778-1541.

Episcopal Church women
meet Dec. 4
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will hold its Christmas meeting at 10:30
a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
It will feature an Advent program featuring the
Christmas Story by Jeanne Dwan. Luncheon will be
served at noon.
Further information is available at 778-3359.

Second watercolor class
begins next week
Registration has opened for a second class in wa-
tercolors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
this one to begin Thursday, Dec. 4.
The class will meet from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thurs-
days at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Instructor will be Susie Cotton, who also teaches a
Tuesday morning class.
Cost for a four-week session is $60 for members,
$65 for nonmembers. More details may be obtained at

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Busy holiday season for Island library

Three artistic exhibits and two special presenta-
tions by the Friends of the Library will highlight a busy
holiday month at the Island Branch Library.
The exhibits are by Ginger White, Janet Fittro and
Bill Pruitt, and they will be on display throughout De-
cember at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Ginger White, director of the Anna Maria Island
Art League and instructor at the Ringling School of Art
and Design in Sarasota, will hang drawings and paint-
Janet Fittro will show her collection of Santas
made of wood, coal, porcelain, paper mache, cast iron,
blown glass and other media. The collection numbers
more than 100.
Bill Pruitt's photos reflect his interest in the flora
and fauna of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key,
Myakka State Park and other west Florida locations.
The Friends of the Island Branch Library will
continue its 2003-04 Friends Focus on Florida series

Norwood, Little to sign
'Early Days' Saturday
Carolyne Norwood, author, and Andy Little, photo
editor, will sign copies of their new Island history book,
"The Early Days, 1893-1940" in Anna Maria on Sat-
urday, Nov. 29.
The book-signing will be from 1-4 p.m. at Mama
Lo by the Sea, 101 S. Bay Blvd. Publisher of the book
is the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. Price is
$12.95. Details may be obtained at 778-0942.

with author/historian Carolyne Norwood Tuesday,
Dec. 2, and a special "Nichols and May Revisited"
Dec. 9. Both are at 2 p.m. and both are open to the
public free.
Norwood is a founder and director of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Association and author of the
new book "Anna Maria Island: The Early Years." She
will sign books at the program, accompanied by the
book's photo editor Andy Little and graphic artist
Betsy Atkinson.
"Nichols and May" is a humorous presentation of
the comedy team, directed by Barbara Knode, chair of
the Asolo Guild Play Readers.
The library's December schedule:
Monday, Dec. 8, Internet class for beginners, 8:30
Tuesday, Dec. 2-30, veterans service officer inter-
views clients, 1-4 p.m. (by appointment, 749-3030).
Tuesday, Dec. 2, author/historian Carolyne
Norwood in Friends Focus of Florida series, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9, Asolo Play Readers "Nichols and
May Revisited," 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3-17, Family Storytime, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 10, Friends Book Club, 10:30
Thursday-Friday, Dec.l 1-12, AARP driver safety
course (registration necessary, 776-1158), 12-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday
and remains open until 8 p.m. Monday and Wednes-
day, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Details may be obtained at 778-6341.

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Unique antiques
Connie Lowe and Lois Busick visited the Anna Maria Garden Club where they talked about the joy of collect-
ing antiques. Lowe collects candlesticks and has approximately 100 pieces. Busick has a large collection of
inkwells and other related accessories. She began her collection with two inkwells that belonged to her
grandparents. Some of the "hottest" collectibles today are lunchboxes, McCoy pottery, teapots and Depres-
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Enalda S. Alvarez
Enalda S. Alvarez, 79, of Tampa and Holmes
Beach, died Nov. 7.
Mrs. Alvarez moved to Holmes Beach in 1963.
Services were held earlier this month. Gonzalez
Funeral Home, Tampa, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by sons Richard of Holmes Beach
and Raymond of Tampa; sister-in-law Amanda
Sanchez of Holmes Beach; five grandchildren; and six

Ann M. Golden
Ann M. Golden, 48, of Bradenton Beach and for-
merly of Bradenton and Sarasota, died Nov. 22.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., Mrs. Golden came to
Bradenton Beach in 1999. She was a homemaker. She
attended Incarnation Catholic Church, Sarasota.
Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 26, at the church, 2929 Bee Ridge Road.
Burial will be in the church's memorial garden. Memo-
rial donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club
of Manatee County, 1001 26th St. E., Bradenton FL
34208. Packer Funeral Home, Sarasota, is in charge of
She is survived by husband of 27 years Ted; son
Sean of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister Susan Parent of
Sarasota; brothers John W. of Potomac, Md., Michael
W. of Syracuse, N.Y., and William P. of Lakeland; and
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Mosses are top Anna Maria citizens

Anna Maria's top citizens for 2003 are Elizabeth
and Gene Moss, who have been residents of Anna
Maria since the 1950s.
According to the selection committee, the couple
have been "actively involved in all aspects of Island
life: religion, education and government in Anna Maria
City" since the 1950s.
Elizabeth first came from Bartow to the Island in
the 1920s on vacations with her family.
In the 1940s, her family bought a house on Willow
Avenue, and she moved here permanently in 1954 and
became a teacher at the Anna Maria School.
She and Gene were married in 1956 and raised
twin sons and a daughter.
Eddie is now a Baptist minister while Jim is an insur-
ance agent. Daughter Beth is married to Alan Waters and
the couple are Baptist missionaries in India.
Gene and Elizabeth have nine grandchildren.
Elizabeth is an outspoken environmentalist and
once stood in front of a city bulldozer to stop it from
destroying some rare buttonwood trees.
She was the assistant city clerk in Anna Maria for
a number of years and planted peanuts on city hall
grounds during Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign.
Both Gene and Elizabeth are charter members of
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. Elizabeth
started "Footprints in the Sand," which is a series of
scrapbooks depicting Island life dating back to 1893
when the first homesteader, George Emerson Bean,
The couple are also active at the Roser Memorial
Community Church as Sunday School teachers and as
singers in the choir. Gene is a church deacon, a litur-
gist and served as head of transportation for many years
at the church.
Gene is also a member of the Island Rotary Club.
"The Mosses are a close-knit family," who often
share their home and large Gulfront yard with friends
and family, said the award.
The couple often have 40 to 50 people under the
pines at their home enjoying a picnic and have had
entire scout troops camp out in the yard on occasion.
One of the couple's hobbies is dancing and they are
expert ballroom and square dancers, which keeps them


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"In our estimation, the Mosses represent the ideal
Anna Maria Island family," concluded the award.
In addition to plaques, the Mosses received gifts

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Elizabeth and
Gene Moss
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Year. Islander
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Gulf Drive-Cortez Road intersection study again tabled

By Paul Roat
Regional transportation planners have again stalled
action on an intersection study at Gulf Drive and Cortez
Road in Bradenton Beach.
Members of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization have been contemplating con-
ducting a study at the busy intersection of two state
roads for most of the year.
First to be discussed was a roundabout there and
removing the traffic light to facilitate traffic flow. A
special consultant found that a roundabout was very

feasible for the intersection, but during recent candidate
roundtables the roundabout proposal garnered little
support among candidates or city commissioners.
Next up was an intersection study to determine
what might work best at the site. Cost of the intersec-
tion study was originally put at $49,000, of which the
entire fund of MPO money for such studies was
$50,000, prompting at least one MPO member to ques-
tion if the consultant hadn't sculpted the study to meet
the money available.
Another review of the scope of the intersection

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study dropped the cost to about $28,000, but Manatee
County Commissioner Joe McClash said there had al-
ready been intersection studies done for the location
and that perhaps members of the MPO technical advi-
sory committee should review them to see if any infor-
mation contained therein would be valid.
The TAC members reviewed some data and, on
Monday, told the MPO members that they should not
pursue the intersection study because the data they re-
ceived "was more of a vision statement than a techni-
cal report," according to TAC chair John Ormando.
He added that the intersection study was not on any
of the MPO's priority listings either, and questioned
where right-of-way acquisition costs would come from
if it was determined that land had to be bought to en-
large traffic lanes. He said perhaps Bradenton Beach
should pay for the intersection study and present the
findings to the MPO, which could then address fund-
ing for any future improvements.
You looked at the wrong study, McClash shot
back. He said a 1991 intersection study was conducted
with right-of-way needs clearly marked, traffic counts
accumulated and turn-lane destinations plotted.
"I believe it was something like 60 percent of the
traffic that was northbound on Gulf Drive and turning
east onto Cortez Road," McClash said. "There is one
more study out there that could give the TAC more
information about any intrusion by traffic lanes into
surrounding property."
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann said the problem is more than just a
Bradenton Beach issue. "It is an intersection that
touches on four entities: Bradenton Beach, Longboat
Key, Manatee County and Holmes Beach," she said.
In the end, the MPO agreed to hold off action un-
til the 1991 study can be located and evaluated by staff
and the TAC, with the results expected to come back
to the MPO by February.

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Lawyer claims city attorney may have 'flawed' Davis process

Attorney John Shubin says Holmes Beach City
Attorney Jim Dye should have recused himself from
the Feb. 27 board of adjustment meeting where Frank
Davis requested a variance for his condominium
project at 5622 Gulf Drive because an attorney in Dye's
law firm had acted for Davis just nine days earlier on
a matter related to the property in question.
Shubin, who represents two adjacent homeowners

opposed to Davis' site plan now before the city com-
mission, claimed that on Feb. 18, 2003, Stephen Dye
of Dye, Dietrich and Prather filed a corrected quit claim
deed on the property on behalf of Davis.
On Feb. 27, the BOA met to hear Davis' request
for a variance with Jim Dye as attorney for the board.
"But there was no disclosure" until August 2003,
claimed Shubin, when the Dye firm and firm member

'Good neighbor' gets in 'hot water'

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Joe Karasiewicz of Holmes Beach thought he
was doing someone a favor when he offered to cut
his neighbor's grass for free a few months ago.
Karasiewicz operates Karaz Landscaping on
a part-time basis, but only does work in Anna
Maria, although he lives in Holmes Beach.
His offer to be a good neighbor backfired
when another neighbor reported to Code Enforce-
ment Officer Walter Wunderlich that Karasiewicz
was operating a business in Holmes Beach with-
out a license.
Unfortunately for Karasiewicz, he had listed
his Holmes Beach telephone number in a news-
paper advertisement for his services, and that
proved to be the basis for a code violation.
That was a mistake, he told the Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Board at its Nov. 20

meeting, and the telephone number has since been
.changed to reflect an Anna Maria address.
He also changed his advertisement to note that
he only does work in Anna Maria.
That was good enough for the board, which
voted unanimously to find that Karasiewicz was
not in violation of any city code.
CEB chairperson Charles Stealey observed,
however, that "many Holmes Beach residents just
don't know the city codes. Many people come
before us and say they didn't know they had to do
Board member Marge Maloney suggested a
newspaper campaign to educate city residents on
requirements for a home occupational license.
A home occupational license in Holmes
Beach costs $52.50 annually, with a one-time pro-
cessing charge of $15 added onto the original ap-
plication fee.

Ad valorem taxes for fire district to public vote

The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District on
March 9 will ask voters within its district to approve
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Patricia Petruff recused themselves on the Davis issue.
"In light of the quit claim deed, it appears the
[Dye] firm was also representing Davis on Feb. 27," he
The legality of the Feb. 27 BOA meeting is now in
question, Shubin alleges.
"When you have a conflict of interest, you have to
disclose it," he said. "In my opinion, if the Dye firm
wants to continue to represent Davis, they need to se-
cure the consent of both the city commission and
He called for a "full and public disclosure of the
firm's apparent representation of Mr. Davis.
"The public has a right to know who the city attor-
ney, whom they are paying, represents," Shubin
claimed. In his opinion, "At a minimum, there are ethi-
cal considerations," he said.
"I know of a number of law firms that won't rep-
resent private clients in the city they represent" for pre-
cisely the reason that the Dye firm now faces, Shubin
He believes the Dye firm has a moral obligation to
make a decision as to whom they should represent in
Holmes Beach: the city or private clients.
Shubin said he also has questions regarding attor-
ney Patricia Petruff, also of the Dye law firm, writing
a proposed amendment to the city's land use codes that
would ultimately benefit Davis if approved by the city
The amendment, known as a "savings" clause on
land use, is being discussed by the planning commis-
sion, which has met once to discuss the proposed
amendment, but has postponed further discussion on
the issue until January.
"But there are some ways in which I would not be
troubled with Petruff writing the amendment," Shubin
Shubin has also filed a lawsuit against the city on
behalf of his clients regarding the issuance of a vari-
ance to Davis by the BOA on Feb. 27.
Efforts to reach Jim Dye for comment on Shubin's
allegations were unsuccessful.

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Island Biz

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knew from the time he was 8 years old he wanted to be
involved in sailing or swimming, or both.
He's now combined both his loves with the launch
of First Mate Yacht Maintenance Services of
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vices directly to the client's boat, either in dry dock or
in the water.
"I've been doing this for years for my family and
friends, but always had a regular day job. Finally, I just
decided that I loved yachts and being on the water and
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lege in Pennsylvania on a swimming scholarship and
was an All-American swimmer there.
After graduation, he worked for several boat com-
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land eventually lured him home.
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knew I'd come back."
First Mate services are available in Manatee,
Sarasota and Pinellas counties.
When not cleaning and maintaining boats, Rob
spends his time sailing and works with some of the
larger racing yacht organizations in sailboat racing
when he has the time.
For more information on First Mate, call Robb at
1-866-YACHT-01 (866-922-4801).

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have great everything."
Of course, she has to say the head chef is great
since it's her husband, David, who graduated from the
Philadelphia Culinary Institute and has extensive expe-
rience as a chef.
"David is a great cook," said Theresa with a laugh,
"but don't take my word for it. We've only been open
since Nov. 1 and people are already raving about the
stuffed grouper and our fresh seafood dishes."
And don't forget about the trademark oysters,
which are served fresh-steamed, hand-shucked, fried,
or as Oysters Rockefeller.
The Sea Horse also has daily specials for lunch and
dinner, fresh soup and rolls handmade daily and lots of
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Being in Cortez, Theresa and the family don't have
too far to go to get fresh seafood daily.
"We're basically a family-owned and run busi-
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kitchen while sister Joell assists with food service and
behind the bar.
Originally from New Jersey, the Jenkinses were
delighted when the Sea Horse became available.
"This is such a perfect place," said Theresa.
"Cortez residents and the Island people we've met are
wonderful. We hope everybody will come in and meet
us. We're looking forward to our first winter season."
The Sea Horse is open Monday through Thursday
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and until midnight on Friday
and Saturday. Sunday hours are from noon until 8 p.m.
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Stepping stone to better health
Massage therapist Melissa Stoertz, left, and her
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and stress.
Therapy options include deep tissue/neuromuscu-
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In addition to healing through massage, she en-
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Melissa also offers Swedish massage, air brush tan-
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stone massages.
For more information on Stepping Stones, call
Meslissa at 737-3582.

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of a hotel-resort.
She said that Bradenton Beach appeals to tourists
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Christmas parade is just around the corner, so
paraders had better be getting ready.
The parade is wide open to participants, said
Privateers President Greg "Shiprek" Davidson.
It will be from the north end of the Island to the
south end on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Entries should be holiday-related and have to
be on wheels. The route is seven miles long, too
much of a stretch for marchers, so put it on wheels
cars, trucks, bikes, whatever. Take the lead of
the Privateers: Their ship is on a bus chassis.
The parade will start at 10 a.m. at Bayfront
Park in Anna Maria and go all the way south to
Coquina Beach at the southern tip of the Island.
When it gets there, Santa will hand out gifts
from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to youngsters 12 and
Also on hand will be free hot dogs and so-
das for the kids. Adults, too, but they'll have to
pay for them.
Anyone wishing to join the parade may call
747-4935, 224-2845, 753-1629 or 729-4793, or
show up at Bayfront Park ready to roll by 9:30
a.m. on parade day.

Islanders to ring bells
Members of three Anna Maria Island organizations
will be ringing handbells at Publix during December to
help raise funds for the Salvation Army.
Phyllis Bohnenberger, president of the Kiwanis
Club of Anna Maria Island, is mustering her troops to
ring bells starting Monday, Dec. 1, at the supermarket
at 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
The volunteer ringers will serve two-hour shifts
from 10 a.m. until 6 or 8 p.m. six days a week. The
Island Women's Club and Rotary Club are offering to
lend a hand to keep the schedule.
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Holiday seatbelt, drunk.
driving crackdown in effect
The Holmes Beach Police Department will be par-
ticipating in the national "Click It or Ticket" law en-
forcement crackdown in addition to the national "You
Drink & Drive, You Lose" program.
According to Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay
Romine, there will be a combined safety belt and DUI
enforcement wave taking place from Nov. 21 through Jan.
4. Officers will be on the streets to ensure that holiday par-
ties and events end as happily as they begin, said Romine.
"The message is not to refrain from having fun,"
said Romine. "The message is that if you drink, you
should not drive, and when in a car, you should always
be buckled up."
Romine suggests transportation arrangements be
made prior to attending an event where alcohol will be
"We see too many unnecessary deaths and injuries
during the holidays, and this year we are going to work
hard to change that."
Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous holi-
days for motorists. The National Safety Council pre-
dicts that nationally 544 people will die and 28,000 will
suffer disabling injuries resulting from traffic crashes
during the Thanksgiving holiday period.


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issue of The Islander announced:
Florida Department of Transportation District
Secretary Dave May said that after two days of public
hearings, he still saw "no compelling reason" to alter
DOT plans to build a 65-foot high, fixed-span bridge
to replace the Anna Maria Bridge.
Holmes Beach property owner Dan Wiersema
has accumulated a total fine, with interest, of $146,500
over a 1992 code enforcement violation regarding a
pile of dirt at his Gulf Drive property. In July 2003, the
city attached a lien on the property.
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed to hire
an architect to study three possible scenarios on con-
struction improvements at city hall to relieve the over-
crowded conditions and bring the city into compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Meaghan Marie Keeler of Arlington, Va., and
Brett Belding Pettigrew, son of Joan Pettigrew
of Holmes Beach and the late John Pettigrew,
are thus far just engaged, not married as an
Islander writer reported earlier. They plan to
marry June 19, 2004, at Jensen Beach.

Karate starting Tuesday
at Community Center
Dokuritsukai karate do will be taught on Tues-
days at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, starting Dec. 2.
Kevin Bergquist will be the instructor for ages 8
and under from 5:45-6:30 p.m., 9-13-year-olds from
6:30-7:30 p.m. and 14 and up from 7:30-8:45 p.m.
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Monday, Dec. 1
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Cereal,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Green Beans,
Tomato Soup, Juice Bar, Fruit
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Breakfast: Yogurt, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Cereal,
Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Garlic Toast,
Hot Dog on a Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sand-
wich, Tossed Salad, Corn, Fruit
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Toast, Cereal, Fruit
Lunch: Tuna Sandwich, Barbecue Rib on Bun or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Tossed Salad,
Peas and Carrots, Fruit
Thursday, Dec. 4
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Baked Chicken, Sloppy Joe on Bun or Peanut
Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed
Salad, Fruit
Friday, Dec. 5
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Ham and Cheese Sandwich
with Baked Cheetos or Peanut Butter and Jelly
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World's best firefighter at 'toughest 2 minutes'

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Hardly anything can compare with being the very
best of the very best in the world, with trophies to prove
it. Especially at "the toughest two minutes in sports."
That is the Firefighter World Combat Challenge,
fought out this year in Ottawa, Canada, and won by the
son of a retired couple who live in Holmes Beach.
He is Ross Reinking, firefighter with the Fort
Collins (Colo.) Fire Department, athlete extraordinaire
and "King of the Jungle." That's the title firefighters
confer upon the individual male winner in the world
The only one possibly more pleased than he is his
mother, Sue Reinking Moderhak of Holmes Beach.
And maybe his 6- and 2-year-old daughters, whom he
took with him throughout every training session as a
single parent.
He has the equipment to beat just about any chal-
lenge that comes along 6 feet 5 inches, 225 hard
pounds, fine reflexes, experience, and above all the
determination to be the best.
Reinking came out on top in the local and regional
finals to win the spot in Ottawa. He'd been in the world
finals before, scoring among the top five more than
once but never quite ringing the bell.
This year he took it all. He did so over an obstacle
course that his mother described as "just terrible, so
awful that it's called the toughest two minutes in sports
anywhere" in shorter time than 800 other firefighters.
Dressed in full firefighter gear complete with
heavy helmet and oxygen tank, he had to carry a 42-
pound hose to the top of a five-story tower, drop that
load and pull up a 50-pound hose roll by rope, run back
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100-foot obstacle course of fire hydrants, drag a "live"
hose 100 feet and hit a target with its stream, and carry
a 175-pound dummy 100 feet at a dead run to the fin-
ish line.
He did it all in 1 minute, 26.41 seconds.
While he was nailing first place, his Colorado team
came in seventh over all. One teammate, Doug Cupp,
was quoted by the Fort Collins Coloradoan as exclaim-
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Reinking himself said "It was a little stomach-turn-
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that great time and having to watch his competitors try

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Beach with
son Ross


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through school, said his mother. She and stepfather
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coming here upon retirement four years ago. Ross and
the girls vacation here every year, she said.
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Blum's musical, spiritual odyssey winds up on AMI

By Preston Whaley Jr.
Islander Correspondent
Speaking of his ideal world, Islander and percus-
sionist Scott Blum says, "There's an almost ancient
component or tribal feeling in me. I picture myself
coming out of a mud hut at that special time of day
when all of the people and the children come out to
play music. I'd play drums 24 hours a day if I could."
Such a life might seem like a ridiculous fantasy,
but the vision stems from a deeper faith. "I truly believe
music is a healing force, whether in performance or
through listening. It's about gathering, cooperating and
learning to communicate and trust."
Blum specializes in musical gatherings. He plays
in three groups and gets frequent calls to make special
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall appearances for the
likes of guitarist Estaban and blues singer Twinkle.
Even at his day job, as the exceptional student edu-
cation coordinator for Manatee County's Horizons
Academy Middle School, he's incorporating music to
help the troubled.
"Drums are funny," he says. "Everyone thinks they
can play them, but it's really exhilarating to kids when
they discover how to be in time together."
The kids come to Horizons from state-run facilities
and broken homes.
"Most of them have had very little success in any
area, whether it's academic, social or athletic. I try to
find each person's heartbeat, their rhythm, and then
coordinate it with the others," he says.
"It gives them a sense of personal accomplishment.
It's a real self-esteem builder when they discover some-
thing they can do that's different. It makes a difference."

Musical skills
Blum has managed to improvise a remarkable
musical education.
His family wasn't musical, so he turned the radio
dial to New Jersey's WWRL, where he discovered
post-war Chicago blues and soul music by the Impres-
sions, Jackie Wilson and James Brown. "I still love that
music," he says.


by Preston Whaley Jr.

While in the eighth-grade, in 1962, he started play-
ing drums. The same year he played a gig with his
music teacher. "She played piano and I did a lot of
brush work," he says with a laugh.
In high school he joined the marching band and a
string of rock 'n' roll bands with female singers.
Except for a practice pad, he put the drums aside
while attending the University of Cincinnati, where he
majored in education. He'd been there three years when
things got interesting.

Personal, social change
"I hadn't heard much jazz, but I went to see
Charles Lloyd in 1967... a great band with Keith Jarrett
on piano and Jackie DeJohnette on drums. I almost fell
down. I said, 'I've got to see what this is about.'"
Blum found the local jazz radio stations and started
listening to Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, the great
drummers, the Blue Note catalogue and then, started
playing again.
The British invasion was happening, so he was
catching up with the Beatles, Cream, Jethro Tull and
Steve Winwood, but he kept going back to jazz.
Musically, he said Ohio wasn't an exciting place,
so he returned to New Jersey to finish his degree and
be closer to the New York music scene.
"My life changed when I bought a copy of 'Jazz
& Pop Magazine' and read-an article about [jazz
drummer] Beaver Harrison. I saw his name a second
time near the top of a Downbeat magazine
readers'poll, and then again, the next week, in the
Village Voice, where I saw an ad for his 360-degrees
Jazz Drummer Tutorial.
"That was the third knock, so I called him up and

we talked for hours.
"I began studying with him and hanging out with
these guys who were creating the avant-garde of jazz.
I practiced all day and worked part-time doing anything
to allow me to practice and go out to hear music. I was
majorly motivated."
Meanwhile, people were pushing for civil rights.
The Vietnam War was under attack. Malcolm X, Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been as-
sassinated. In the turmoil, a new wave of adventure-
some jazz was being created.
Blum was in the middle of it, but it was hard to get
a seat at the drums until he discovered New York's
import district and began collecting exotic drums, bells,
shakers and other percussion instruments.
"I'd bring the instruments on the scene looking for
a way to get on the band stand, and the players dug it."
Through the 1960s and '70s he built his arsenal of
instruments, performing with internationally known
artists such as Archie Shepp, Jimmy Garrison, Marshall
Brown, Dave Burrell and David Amram.
The whole time he was learning. "All of these
people encouraged me to be myself and to develop my
own style, which was unusual against my background
of conformity."

Finding nature
Although Blum had no plans of conforming to
marriage or family life, in 1986 Dorothy Dembek in-
tercepted him like a football.
They married and moved to upstate New York,
residing on the side of a mountain for five years.
It was there that Blum got in touch with the
rhythms of nature. He found new instruments and
played country music at various local venues.
"Living in the country opened me up to a lot," he
says, "but five years was enough."
In 1990 they moved to Boca Raton, where Dorothy
worked as vice president for a medical company and Blum
developed a music therapy program for emotionally


Planks, photos available

from historical society
The plank sale goes on apace and the photo sale is
getting under way at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Director Carolyne Norwood said that the society
has sold about half of the 100 personalized planks it has
on hand, and wants to sell the rest soon for $100 or
$150 so they can go into the boardwalk around historic
Belle Haven cottage.
The cottage has been moved to the society's mu-
seum at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and awaits fund-
ing for restoration. It was built at the end of the city pier
in 1920 and fell into Tampa Bay six years later. Res-
cued, it went by barge to Palmetto Avenue in Anna
Maria where it served as a home for many years. Now
it has been rescued again, this time as a historic artifact.
The pictures come from the new book by Norwood
and Andy Little, a history of the early Island. Little,
who did the photographic work for the book, spent the
summer in his native Canada and now has returned,
refreshed and ready to work.
He will print any photos from the book, cleaned
and cleared up by computer and printed on matted pa-
per. Prices are $15-$25. Picture order forms are avail-
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Island Beat
handicapped children in the Palm Beach County Schools.
Living in the epicenter of Afro-Cuban and Latino
culture, he began studying congas, timbales, bongos
and Brazilian instruments. He continues to make fre-
quent trips to Miami to visit his teacher Hector
Necisoup. "I can't get enough of the guy. Whenever I
can, I try to set up a few days to play, study and do
ensembles with him."

Reaching fulfillment
Since coming to Bradenton Beach three years ago,
Blum has found a satisfying place.
In addition to Esteban and Twinkle, Birambau has
recently used him for performances at the Van Wezel.
Every Tuesday he plays with the group LEAH at
Fandango's of Siesta Key.
It's a unique ensemble, Blum says, "allowing us to
focus and play to the situation and build the relation-
In October the group recorded a compact disk.
On another front, Blum is the first Latin percus-
sionist to join Don Scalleta and his 21-piece Jazz
Project. Based in Orlando, the Jazz Project is dedicated
to the legacy and repertoire of Stan Kenton.
After Sept. 11, Blum played a benefit for the Cen-
ter for Positive Living for firefighters. He was invited
to make guest appearances at the center and now he's
a central partner in the music program.
Yet another project is Dulce. Founded by David
Munoz and Vivian Garcia, Dulce's rhumba-Flamenco
style music with vocals is unique to Florida. And with

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Author White meets, greets at Ooh La La!
Mega-mystery author Randy Wayne White was the guest of The Islander, Ooh La La! and Circle Books at a
luncheon attended by 40 or so admirersfor the introduction of his newest release, "An American Traveler."
Guests at the luncheon received a first edition, which White personally signed, and all enjoyed lunch and the
company of the author. White, left, thanked the staff, from left, Christine Morin, Bonnie Malfese and Diana
Miller, and rear, Jon Small and Chef/Owner Damon Presswood. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Drum tree
Percussionist Scott Blum holds down the groove with one of his "prepared sets," a drum tree of instruments
from around the world. Islander Photo: Courtesy Dorothy Blum

this group Dorothy adds rhythms on guiros, shakers
and the cabasa. Blum says, "I enjoy playing with Dor-
othy so much. I've never shared music with someone
with whom I was intimate. The band is another part of
my spirit."
For each musical setting, Blum puts together a "pre-
pared set" of appropriate drums comprising instruments
from around the world. Each set creates new "sound path-

ways" that Blum travels like a dancing gypsy.
But he's not going anywhere. He plans to stay in
Bradenton Beach. "I've never felt such a sense of shar-
ing like I do here."
Blum performs Sundays at the Center for Positive
Living, Sarasota, and with Dulce Sundays at 15th
Street South, St. Armands Circle, and Tuesdays he's at
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Too young to skate, surf, compete? Think again

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
There's no holding Lukias Cook back when it
comes to pulling off a radical move, whether it's on
a skateboard, surfboard or wakeboard even if he
did just receive three stitches from a fall attempting
another radical move. Lukias simply gets up and dives
right back into the competition head first.
Working hard and refusing to quit are admirable
traits for any young individual, but when it's a 5-year
old, it makes you sit up and take notice.
Lukias, the son of life-long Bradenton residents
Rachel and Jeff Cook, hasn't even started kinder-
garten, but he's already got a sponsor to take notice
of his athletic talents. Surfing World West in Cortez
sponsors Lukias, helping him with tournament en-
try fees and ensuring that he has the newest equip-
ment when competing in skateboard, surfing or
wakeboarding contests.
Lukias hasn't won any contests as of yet, al-
though he's entered plenty. But that may have
something to do with him competing against 12-
year-olds, because there just aren't any contests
with entry divisions for kids his age. Despite not
placing, Lukias often finds himself up on stage be-
ing recognized for his talent. At a recent
wakeboarding contest, Lukias was called up with
the winners and presented a rash guard for being an
up and comer.
Lukias got into alternative sports because Dad
Jeff, a 26-year old fireman/paramedic, likes to surf,
wakeboard and skateboard in his spare time. "We're
constantly either skating at the Holmes Beach Skate
Park or out in the boat wakeboarding, which also helps
in surfing," stated Dad.
When Surfing World owners Rocky and Jane
von Hahmann first approached Jeff about sponsor-
ing Lukias, he was apprehensive. "I wasn't into it
at all, but after some considerable thinking on the
subject, I decided I didn't want to hold him back.
Lukias really wants to do it."
Lukias looks forward to more competitions and
simply getting out and practicing for the fun of it.
He needs to put in as much "work" as he can now,
before the real pressure of attending kindergarten
sets in next year. Good luck, Lukias!

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The Manatee Her-icanes girls' soccer team split a
pair of games last week to move to 3-1 on the season.
On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Her-icanes made a long trip
to Lakeland even longer when it dropped a 3-1 decision
to Lakeland George Jenkins for its first loss of the sea-
Manatee received one goal from Angela Sheehan
off an assist from Courtney Foley.
On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Canes made a long trip
south to Punta Gorda Charlotte to open its District 6
schedule and came away with a 5-3 victory. Manatee
trailed three times in the game, but somehow kept its
composure to earn the victory.
Two minutes into the game, Charlotte surprised
the Canes with a shot from the left edge of the box
for a 1-0 lead. Manatee came right back to tie the
score 1-1 when Jamie Gregorich went high in the air
to head a ball into the goal off a cross from Lindsey
Unfortunately, Charlotte came back to take the
lead when MHS goalie Dani Wood failed to control
a shot from the 18-yard line. Manatee came back to
tie the game 2-2 late in the first half when Weaver
crossed the ball to Gregorich, who again outjumped
everyone to head the ball on goal. The ball bounced
around before Kyleigh O'Leary poked it past the
Charlotte keeper. Charlotte took the lead for the last
time when a free kick snuck past Wood in goal to
give Charlotte a 3-2 lead.
Manatee came out strong in the second half, lim-
iting Charlotte to one shot on goal while scoring
three goals to put the game away. The first goal
came when Kim Kern blasted a free kick from 38
yards into the upper left corner of the goal to tie the
game at 3-3.
Four minutes later, Manatee took its first lead of
the game when Angela Sheehan's corner kick was
headed into the goal by Courtney Foley. Weaver fin-

ished the scoring for Manatee when she converted a
free kick from 20 yards to complete the 5-3 victory.

Indoor soccer Christmas tourney
accepting registrations
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's 10th
Annual Indoor Soccer Christmas Tournament is ac-
cepting 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 complete by Dec. 10 for the tour-
nament, which will have male and female divisions in
U-8, U-10, U-12, and U-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.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first
serve basis with a maximum of six teams in each divi-
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shirt, while first-place teams receive individual trophies
and a tourney MVP will also be awarded in each age
For more information, call the Center's Joe
Cheblus at 778-1908.

Little League to hold
organizational meeting
The Anna Maria Island Community Center an-
nounces the annual Island charter Little League base-
ball organizational meeting to be held 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Center.
The meeting is open to all adult Little League en-
thusiasts residing on Anna Maria Island and the Mana-
tee County portion of Longboat Key. The meeting's
primary agenda is to vote in the league's board of di-
Please mark your calendars and plan on supporting
this important formation meeting. For more informa-
tion, please call the Center's Scott Dell at 778-1908.


Basketball kickoff set Dec. 4
Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 4 at
6:30 p.m. for the "Kickoff the Season" basketball ban-
quet at the Center. Adults and kids can enjoy a deli-
cious spaghetti dinner for $6 and $5 catered by Sean
Murphy of Islands' End.
On Saturday, the basketball season gets off to an
official start with the Tip-off Basketball Tournament.
The action gets started at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Center.
A full schedule will be announced next week. Picture
day will also take place on Saturday.
For more information, call Cheblus at 778-1908.

Gecko Greats lead
Island Youth Tennis League
The Island Youth Tennis League continues play at
the Cedars Tennis Club in Longboat Key. WGE Aces
won its match last week 5-1, while Gecko's Greats
dropped a 4-2 decision to Cuzin's Cougars to switch
places atop the standings.
The rest of the standings and the results from Sat-
urday, Nov. 22, are listed below. The Island Youth
Tennis League is off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but
gets back at it Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3-5 p.m. For more
information, call league director Laurie Tinnell at 224-
If you have a story idea or have sports news to re-
port, leave me a message at the Islander at 778-7978,
or e-mail me at kevin@islander.org.
Kevin Cassidy is coach for Manatee High School
female soccer and a full-time teacher/parent.

Island Youth Tennis League standings
1. WGE Aces 16 pts
2. Gecko's Greats 15pts
3. Rokop Rocks 14 pts
4. Cuzins' Cougars 13 pts
5. Cohen's Cruisers 11 pts

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Team: Rokop Rocks 4, Cohen's Cruisers 2
Rebecca Loh defeated John Michael Snyder, 6-3
Anthea Rokop defeated Lara Funk 6-0
Richie Mitchell defeated Hannah Rosenbaum 4-1
Justin Suca defeated Sarah Orlando, 4-1
Max Moneuse defeated Noel Neimann, 4-2
Snyder/Rokop defeated Loh/Funk 6-4
Orlando/Mitchell defeated Suca/Rosenbaum 4-0

Team: WGE Aces 5, Cohen's Cruisers 1
Rebecca Loh defeated Pascal Wagner, 6-3
Matt Steiner defeated Lara Funk 6-1
Peyton Phillips defeated Hannah Rosenbaum 4-3
Hunter Parrish defeated Justin Suca 4-2
Rokop/M. Steiner defeated Loh/Funk 6-4
Phillips/Parrish defeated Rosenbaum/Suca 4-0

Team: Cuzin's Cougars 4, Gecko Greats 2
John Michael Snyder defeated Anthea Rokop 6-0
James Steiner defeated Zachary Even, 4-0
Hunter Parrish defeated Natasha Neimann, 4-3
Alex Burgess defeated Max Moneuse 4-2
Neimann/Burgess defeated Moneuse/Even 4-0
Moneuse/ Neimann defeated Noel Neimann/Burgess, 3-2

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Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., In-
formation: 778-3390. Fee applies.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:

Thursday, Nov. 27
2 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-0414. Reservations apply.
6 to 8:30 p.m. Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-3113.

Saturday, Nov. 29
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee Public Beach. Information: 778-0355.
1 to 4 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Society
presents "The Early Days, 1893-1940" book signing by
author Carolyne Norwood and photographer Andy Little
at Mama Lo by the Sea, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-0492.

Monday, Dec. 1
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 761-9036.
6 p.m. Artists Guild of Anna Maria "Holiday Pot-
luck Dinner" at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.

Tuesday, Dec. 2
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. "A Festival of Trees" holiday
event at Crosley Mansion, Bradenton. Information: 722-
3244. Fee applies.
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. Ap-
pointments: 749-3030.
2p.m. Author Carolyne Norwood presents "Anna

Maria Island: the Early Years" at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Dokuritsukai karate for ages 8
and under with Kevin Bergquist at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Marina Drive, Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. --.Dokuritsukai karate for ages 9
to 13 with Kevin Bergquist at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Marina Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Anna Maria Elementary kids
karaoke night at Beef O'Brady's, 6703 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 761-1444.
7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Dokuritsukai karate for ages 14
and up with Kevin Bergquist at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Marina Drive, Anna Maria. Infor-
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Wednesday, Dec. 3
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria Island Pier, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island Haci-
enda Potluck Charity Luncheon at Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-6083. Fee applies.
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., In-
formation: 778-3390. Fee applies.
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce holiday business card exchange at the Harrington
House Bed and Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1541.
5:30 p.m. Lighted Boat Parade captain's meeting
at The Islander newspaper office, Island Shopping Cen-
ter, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:

Drawing the tropical landscape class with Ginger
White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 28. Information: 778-
2099. Fee applies.
Bela's Ball Art Exhibit at the Village of the Arts,
along 12th Street West, Bradenton, through Nov. 31. In-
formation: 748-8671.
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"A Festival of Trees" holiday event at Crosley Man-
sion, Bradenton, through Dec. 10. Information: 722-3244.
Fee applies.
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.
"The Write Stuff" with Andrew Clyde Little at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Floorcloth craft workshop at the Anna Maria Island
Art League Dec. 4.
Blood drive at the American Legion Post Dec. 4.
Digital Fine Arts show at Anna Maria Island Art
League Dec. 5.
Holiday Night on St. Armand's Circle Dec. 5.
Furniture painting class at Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Dec. 5.
Wild bird training class at Pelican Man's Bird Sanc-
tuary Dec. 5.
"Holiday in Paradise: Mermaids, Sea Creatures and
Art, Oh My!" in the Village of the Arts Dec. 5.
Ye old Holmes Beach Business District open house
Dec. 5.
Mosaic stepping-stone class at the Anna Maria Is-
land Art League Dec. 5-6.
Christmas bazaar at St. Mary Star of the Sea
Church, Longboat Key, Dec. 6.
Canine Christmas Festival at G.T. Bray Park Dec.
The Islander Lighted Boat Parade and fireworks
from Bradenton Beach and Bimini Bay to the Anna Maria
City Pier Dec. 6.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Cer-
emony at the American Legion Post Dec. 7.
Internet class at the Island Branch Library Dec.
Combat engineer's luncheon at the American Le-
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The Asolo Playreaders perform at the Island
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Construction team update at Anna Maria Elemen-
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Glowing fish for aquariums; manatee listing tabled

Coming soon to a pet store near you glow-in-
the-dark fish.
According to the New York Times, a Texas com-
pany has hired two fish farmers in Hillsborough
County to grow genetically engineered zebra fish for
sale to aquarists. The GloFish has a gene "from a sea
coral that makes the fish bright red under normal light
and fluorescent under ultraviolet light." The fish usu-
ally are black and silver in color.
"Genetic engineering of animals has until now
been performed mainly for scientific research or medi-
cal purposes," according to the Times, "for instance to
make mice that get a certain disease. Making glow-in-
Sthe-dark fish extends the technology into the realm of
human amusement, which might raise some eyebrows.
Indeed, an artist who made a glow-in-the-dark rabbit a
few years ago as an artwork attracted criticism for un-
dermining the dignity of life for trivial purposes."
Or course, there is opposition to the funky fish.
One group calls the new fish "biological pollu-
tion," and that GloFish would set a dangerous prece-
dent for other critters.
GloFish creators disagree, stating they've already
received the OK from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture and the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Apparently, most of the federal agencies are con-
cerned only about genetically engineered critters being
used for food. Ornamental fish fall out of the federal loop.
"This fish is the same as-any other zebra fish aside
from the brilliant color," according to the GloFish com-
S pany president.
The fish was created by the National University of
Singapore as an environmental monitoring tool. The
idea was to have the fish change colors when it reaches
water that has a certain type of pollutant in it. The weird
colors were the first thing that came out, and it was
decided to market them.
Apparently there are other modified tropicals out
there as well, but they're green instead of red.
The GloFish are being bred by fish wholesalers in
Gibsonton and Plant City, should go for about $5 each,
and should be at tropical fish retailers by early January.

Need them bees
Jane Morse, the Manatee County extension agent,


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 20, 100 block of Cedar Avenue, lost property.
A woman reported that she lost her tennis bracelet
while out walking.

Bradenton Beach
No reports.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 14, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A woman reported her wallet missing from
her car.
Nov. 14, 300 block of 65th Street, burglary. A man
told police he suspected someone had been in his home
because he found items knocked over and an empty
bottle of gin and wine.
Nov. 15, 100 block of 36th Street, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, a canvas bag containing pass-
ports, birth certificates, frequent-flyer cards and cash
Were stolen from a couple's home while they were out
to dinner.
Nov. 15, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water Motel, bur-
glary. A couple reported their wallets stolen from their
room while they were at the beach.




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dropped off a note the other day about citrus trees and
fruit. Apparently, many of the hybrid trees aren't bear-
ing as much fruit as promised, and the cause is that they
aren't getting the cross-pollination they need to pro-
duce oranges.
Trees needing cross-pollination include varieties of
Orlando, Sunburst, Page, Nova, Osceola, Robinson and
"During normal pollination, pollen from the sta-
mens (male flower part) is placed on the stigma (tip of
female flower part). Since stamens and stigmas are
close to each other, self-pollination is what usually
occurs naturally," Morse said.
"What happens with these self-incompatible vari-
eties is that the pollen tube grows down into the ovary
(fruit) too slowly and fertilization does not happen.
This problem can be overcome by cross-pollination
with a different variety of citrus. The tree used for pol-
lination needs to be within 60 feet of the tree to be pol-
linated and must also be compatible. "For ex-
ample, the Orlando and Temple varieties are very good
pollinators for the Sunburst, Nova and Robinson vari-
eties. The Nova is a very good pollinator for the Or-
lando and Sunburst varieties."
And then there are the bees. "Pollen is sticky,
heavy and is not carried well by the wind," Morse said,
"so it is important to have honeybees, since they are the
best at carrying pollen from one tree to the next. Avoid
using insecticides that will kill bees. The only chemi-
cals that should be sprayed on a homeowner's citrus
trees are horticultural oils, insecticidal soaps or copper
She said that older trees older is classed as be-
ing planted more than five years ago should be
fertilized three times a year: late January-February,
May, and October-November.
Call the extension service at 722-4524 for more

Manatee listing delayed again
Agreeing that even the regulators were confused
about the proposal to change the listing status for mana-
tees in the state, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission has again tabled action on the mat-
Some business groups had argued that the current
listing of manatees as "endangered" was not in keep-
ing with burgeoning census numbers for sea cows. The
groups argued that the correct designation for manatees
should be "threatened."
"The state needs time to fix its flawed system and
develop appropriate listing/delisting criteria before it
makes this critical decision," said a representative of
Save the Manatee Club. "We simply do not have
enough information at this time to do an adequate as-
sessment of the manatee population."
Manatee counts are done by airplanes annually,
usually in early January. The numbers vary wildly from
year to year, depending on weather conditions and the
ability of the spotters, and that variability has drawn
criticism from some that the actual number of manatees
is unknown.
Another wrinkle in the number game comes from
a scientific study approved by the U.S. Geological
Survey. That study "predicts a grave situation confront-



ing the manatee in both the Southwest and Atlantic
regions of Florida areas where the vast majority of
manatees are found," according to the FWC.
The USGS model cites that "the rate of increase in
watercraft-related manatee mortality from 1990 to
1999 in the Atlantic and Southwest Florida regions far
outstripped the estimated growth rate of those popula-
tions. If boat mortality rates continue to increase at the
rates observed since 1992, the situation in the Atlantic
and Southwest Florida regions is dire, with no chance
of meeting recovery criteria within 100 years."
The matter will come up again in November 2004.

Can you hear me (scratch) now?
If you ever thought that law enforcement was oner-
ous here, then don't even think of going to Spain.
A driver was pulled over last week outside of
Madrid by highway patrol troopers, who thought he
was on a cell phone, apparently an illegal activity there
while driving.
He pointed out that his last call was the night be-
fore, and said he was just scratching his ear. The cops
huddled, then gave him a $70 ticket for "holding his ear
with his right hand in a permanent fashion."
Unfortunately for the troopers, he was an attorney
and decided to fight the ticket.
In a 10-page appeal to the courts, the guy pointed
out that Spanish law is still on the subject of scratch-
ing and driving. According to an Associated Press re-
port, the guy wrote that, "to presume that this uncon-
scious act cannot be performed would lead us to the
absurd situation of having to wait to stop the vehicle in
a place that doesn't pose a danger for other occupants
of the road in order to scratch, by which time I prob-
ably would have crashed before finding an adequate
place to stop, or the itch would have gone away, reduc-
ing the pleasure I get from scratching."
Sounds like he's filing for pain and suffering in the
appeal, doesn't it?

No matter where you go ...
Found myself canceling a computer sales pitch the
other day and, as a good reporter, asked the guy on the
other end of the phone where he was located.
Well, I can't remember ever talking to somebody
on the pretty much exact opposite part of the globe
from Anna Maria Island, so I kinda cut short his sales
pitch for how wonderful his service was and how great
the options would be and ...
"Hey, Ben," I interrupted, "I'm gonna kill the ser-
vice, OK? Tell me about the weather there in Bahdra,
"Uh," he said, "it's about 20."
"Ya gotta give me something in Fahrenheit,
buddy," I said. "I don't do conversions very well."
"Neither do 1," my phone friend Ben said, "but I
think it's something like 70 or so as far as you know."
Which is about what we had that time and day.
I admitted that I hadn't been to India, didn't know
the country, didn't know the geography, and was oth-
erwise pretty much a dummy. But I did score a point
on the storm scale, since India is about as likely a hit
for tropical typhoons as Florida is during our storm
And, as near as I can tell, Bahdra is pretty much the
area we would see if we looked between our feet and
imagined the other side of the world it's that close,
or that far from us, and only a phone call away.

Sandscript factoid
The FWC officials did ratify an emergency order
listing the Miami blue butterfly as an "endangered"
species. There are less than 450 of the brilliant blue
critters left in the state, most on Bahia Honda in the
Florida Keys.

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Reds still dominate backwater; grouper good offshore

By Capt. Mike Heistand
Whitebait is still plentiful and, despite the fact that
it's nearly December, fishing is still more summerlike
than anything else.
Redfish are still being caught in huge numbers in
the bays, as well as lots of big catch-and-release trout.
There are also some reports of big flounder, a few big
snook and some sheepshead coming from the backwa-
ter and the piers.
Offshore water clarity is superb, with some reports
of bottom-sighting in 50 feet of water out in the Gulf.
As to fishing, grouper are still an excellent bet, as well
as snapper, although kingfish action is still spotty and
slow. Try anchoring and chumming rather than trolling
to draw in the kings, several guides advise.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are getting a mixed-bag these days a few mackerel,
some sheepshead, black drum, big redfish, snook and
mangrove snapper "not a lot of anything, but a lot
of everything," as Bob put it.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
mackerel are scarce for anglers there, but there are still
some around. Other action includes mangrove snapper,
sheepshead, a few keeper-size snook at night and some
big flounder.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are doing well with redfish on the seagrass
flats, using shrimp as bait. There was one nice 34-inch-
long snook caught, and lots of catch-and-release trout
are coming to the hook.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching his limit on redfish on almost
every trip out, plus a few keeper snook up to 30 inches
and plenty of big catch-and-release trout.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
there are a few kingfish being caught off the artificial
reefs out 1, 3 or 7 miles. The best action is coming by
anchoring and chumming rather than trolling, he said.
Keeper-size grouper are being caught trolling, with
most catches to 30 inches only 4 to 6 miles out. Bill
added that water clarity is really good right now, with
visibility sometimes good enough to see the bottom
clearly in 50 feet of water.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
fishers are reporting lots of catch-and-release trout in
Terra Ceia Bay, redfish to 27 inches in Miguel Bay, and
black drum around the docks in the Manatee River,
with night fishing being best for the reds.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said snook fishing
is still slow, but he's getting some keepers on board his
boat up to 34 inches in length. He did get a few 25-
pound kingfish and some keeper grouper while trolling
in about 40 feet of water last week.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said redfish and snook
were his best bets last week.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's catching red grouper to 25 pounds,
gag grouper to 16 pounds, mangrove snapper to 6
pounds, lane snapper and triggerfish, all on light tackle
in less than 50 feet of water out in the Gulf.

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Larry McGuire on Show Me the Fish charters. Most of the fish were in the 6-pound range, and cut sardines

was the bait of choice.

Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said snapper fishing
has been "extremely strong" in the past week or so,
with good catches up to 7 pounds. He's also getting
into some gag grouper, banded rudderfish and some
"healthy" Key West grunts, plus some kingfish and
Spanish mackerel, all in about 50 feet of water out in
the Gulf. Shiners and pinfish are the bait that works
best, he added.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's bringing back decent catches of
snook, grouper, redfish, snapper, mackerel, kingfish
and catch-and-return trout.
On my boat Magic, we caught more than 60 red-
fish last week, plus a few keeper-size snook, bluefish,
a catch-and-release trout that stretched to 23 inches,
and a 21-inch-long flounder.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide 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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Island property sales
117 17th St. N., Bradenton Beach, 2 Bay View
Terrace, a 729 sfla / 777 sfur 2bed/lbath condo built in
1973, was sold 9/18/03, Nunn to Johnson, for
2502 and 2503 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, the
Econo-Lodge Surfside, a motel mostly on the Gulf (30
units, 18 with kitchens) and six units across the street
with 17,569 sfla / 30,306 sfur total on nine platted
50x100 lots, some empty, some partly submerged, all
built in 1975, was sold 9/18/03, G and G Motel Assoc.
Inc. to Surfside Assoc. LLC, for $5,800,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 14 Anna Maria
- Island Club, a 1,195 sfla / 1451 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 9/19/03, Roach to Real Estate
Parking Co., for $750,000; list $775,000.
2817 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 980 sfla / 1,380
sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1972 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 9/17/03, Lyons to Hambrie, for
$350,000; listed in MLS for $165,000.
519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a gutted 1,356 sfur
house built in 1923 on a 48x145 lot next to the post
office, was sold 9/18/03, Fahey to Call, for $388,650.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 241
Westbay Cove 2, a 1,187 sfla / 1,479 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1977, was sold 9/16/03, Knight to
Schelin, for $264,000.
603 N. Point Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,360 sfla / 4,609 sfur 4bed/3bath/4car home built in
1986 on a 90x125 lot, was sold 9/17/03, Kempster to
Bishop, for $715,000; list $724,900.
112 Peppertree, Anna Maria, a 1,246 sfla / 1,482
sfur home with three outbuildings (according to tax

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rolls), all built in 1975 on a 100x100 lot, was sold 9/
26/03, Quarles to Carey, for $653,000.
116 Willow, Anna Maria, a 1,332 sfla / 1,677 sfur
duplex built in 1970 on a 50x110 lot, was sold 9/22/03,
Long Carlton Real Estate to Pavlisin, for $545,000; list
1463 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 14 Bermuda Bay
Club, a 1,524 sfla / 2622 sfur 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo
built in 1999, was sold 9/22/03, Mountain Aire LLC to
Brady, for $545,000; list $550,000.
402 28th St., Holmes Beach, a marsh-front 1,624
sfla / 2548 sfur 4bed/3bath/4car home originally built
in 1965 and later lifted to higher elevation on a
100x100 lot, was sold 9/23/03, Thompson to Alemel,
for $555,000; list $649,000.
617 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 3,120
sfla / 4,325 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car/pool home built in
1966 on a 92x140 lot, was sold 9/25/03, Elliott to
Darnell, for $980,000; list $1,195,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 168 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 985 sfla / 1317 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1978, was sold 9/26/03, Lindwall to Purdum,
for $280,000; list $298,000.
684 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
3,003 sfla / 3,977 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1971 on a 90x114 lot, was sold 9/25/03, Miller to
Dunaway, for $650,000.
104 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 102 Gulf View,
a Gulffront 1,029 sfla / 1065 sfur condo 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1980, was sold, Vandvrede to Fadely, for
115 36th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,651 sfla / 2,732
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1955 on an 85x100
lot, was sold 9/30/03, Eldridge to Murphy, for
$490,000; list $550,000.
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sfur 3bed/3bath/lcar home built in 1956 on a 90x100
lot, was sold 10/3/03, Martin to Roach, for $450,000;
list $489,000.
3403 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,123 sfla /
2,043 sfur home built in 1985 on a 45x100 lot, was sold
9/30/03, Gigliotti to Geldert, for $305,000.
3601 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Sandy
Pointe A-I, a 1,035 sfla / 1,215 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar
condo built in 1986, was sold 9/30/03, Dearnaly to
O'Bryon, for $212,500; list $218,900.
416 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, "some" 52x110
canalfront lots with various commercial structures, sold
10/1/03, Island Marine to Island Store, for $240,000
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,008
sfla / 1,104 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was
sold 9/30/03, Frye to Bartizal, for $550,000.
508 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,845 sfla / 1845 sfur 4bed/3bath/pool home built in
1963 on a 96x101 lot, was sold 10/2/03, Courtney to
Phelps, for $400,000; list $479,900.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5429 5400 Gulf Dr.,
a 1,188 sfla / 1,269 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1969, was sold 10/2/03, Beckett to Salvi, for $545,000.
616 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a golf course /
canalfront 2,833 sfla / 3,316 sfur 4bed/2.5bath/2car
home built in 1969 on a 95x105 lot, was sold 10/2/03,
Miller to Burke, for $799,900; list $799,900.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 48 North
Beach Village 3, a 1,536 sfla/ 2,105 sfur 3bed/2.5bath/
2car condo built in 1992, was sold 9/29/03, Jansen to
Price, for 400,000; list $420,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
ker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Island
real estate transactions may be viewed on the Web at
islander.org. Copyright 2003.

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Adorable 2BR/1 BA island cottage
adorned with low maintenance
tropical landscaping. Perfect for
retirement or investment property.
Great season rental income.
$329,900. Call Heather Absten
today for a showing. 807-4661

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LA-Z-BOY RECLINER, $125; walnut coffee table
with glass top, $125; two brass table lamps, $50.
Call 778-9192.

LOUNGE ROOM SET: Comfortable rattan sofa,
love seat, two end tables, small cocktail table,
$120. Call 778-5472 or mobile, (954) 609-1452.

EMBROIDERY: Outfit your staff in professionally
embroidered 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.

Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!

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

halves! New crop. Holiday bags $6.95 Ib., choco-
late covered $7.95 lb. Now available at SunCoast
Real Estate and The Islander newspaper located
in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Pro-
ceeds benefit the Island Players. For information
call: 779-0202.

crabs, native fish. Delivered to your door. Call
James Lee, 795-1112 or 704-8421.

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

Saturday, Nov. 29 1-4pm
Gulf to Bay Moorings
110 12th St. S.
The best of both worlds! Private
boat dock and fishing and just
a short walk to the beach. Two
rarely available turnkey fur-
nished 2BR/2BA condos. #113,
$349,900; #123, $354,900.
Maria Alvarez, direct
Bark & Company
Realty Inc.

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Office 778-5900
5348 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach

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 Mexi-
can silver jewelry. Barbara Powell, The Blue Gal-
lery, 1215 12th St. W., Bradenton, 741-8015. Open
Saturday 10am-4pm and by appointment.

and our staff wish all our friends and customers
a Happy Thanksgiving. We're having our Christ-
mas Sale, 10 to 60 percent off jewelry and gifts.
Niki's will be open Friday evening, Dec. 5, for the
Holiday Open House door prizes and snacks!
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, next to Time
Saver. Open 7 days, 9:30am-5pm. Call

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

Condominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed cop-
ies available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978.

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

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.

THREE-FAMILY SALE, Saturday, Nov. 29, 8am-2pm.
Something for everyone. 710 Rose, Anna Maria.

SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 9am-noon. Wicker furniture,
household items. 411 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

LOST: MAN'S GOLD wedding band. Vicinity of Is-
land Players. Engraved 6-11-88. $100 reward! Call

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.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.

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_l": a quiet cul-de-sac. Established vacation
-_;- rental, but also the place to be for a
family. MLS#97716. $650,000
Call Pat Staebler, Lic. Real Estate Broker
778-0123 or 705-0123


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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...
Mrilvn Trevethan, Realtor
(941) 778-6066
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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.

Call Gayle Schulz,
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. jimanderson realty.co m
e-mail : jim srealtyco@ aol.com


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 / 800-741-3772
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
e-mail: rentals@smithrealtors.com
Anna Maria:
* 3BR/2BA residence on canal. Sun deck. 1.5 blocks
from the beaches.

Holmes Beach:
* Elevated duplex, 3BR/2BA, three-car garage.
* Elevated duplex, 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, heated pool,
one block from the beach. Jan., March and April.
* Martinique North Condo 2BR/2BA, heated pool.
* Key Royal 2BR/2BA + den residence. Heated pool. On
canal. Available Jan. and April.
* Residence, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, one house from
the beach.
* Condo 2BR/1BA, heated pools, on the beach, three
month minimum.
* 1 BR/1 BA elevated duplex. Oct.-Dec.

in gated community. Heated pool, tennis court.
* 2BR/2BA villa, lake view, two month minimum.
3BR/2BA residence on canal. Heated pool.

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

or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt.
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.

AQUACAT CATAMARAN like new condition, blue/
yellow sail with cover. Tiger tracks beach dolly,
snatch blocks, many extras. $2,500. 778-3143.

YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Waxing, detailing,
repairs. Twenty-some years experience. Island resi-
dents. Fix and clean that's our thing! Call 224-6521.

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-
shirts. Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach or order on-line www.islander.org.

Denise Langlois
lMassachusells Bred -
Manatee Conmmited
S,(Before it's too late)!
Enjoy the tropical wildlife and peaceful
view of the canal from your ground floor
condo on Anna Maria Island. Walking
distance to beach, shopping and great fish-
ing on Anna Maria Pier. IB#96011. Of-
fered at only $279,000.
SThis is the condo you've been sea~hing
for. Fabulous 2BR/j~ s able

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Holrmes B s.ttOg n and
start"t A giving. Ameni-
ties ~iiieneated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna,
tennis and private beach. IB#93673.
Offered at only $339,900.
Ploy it smart. Call Today!
(941) 751-1155 *(800) 448-6325
See all Island listing in MLS at



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229 Gladiolus Anna Maria
CANALFRONT! Updated 4BR/3BA house
includes separate master or guest suite. 2,300
sq.ft., two-car garage, dock. Price $679,000.


524 71st. St. Holmes Beach
private 3BR/4.5BA pool home.
Price $1,250,000.

Call Chris or John
SChristine T. Shaw
John vanZandt, Realtors

SHappy Thanksgiving

2001 BAYLINER CAPRI 16-foot 50-hp Mercury
with power-trim and tilt, oil injection. Galvanized
trailer, convertible and storage top. Excellent con-
dition. $6,695 or trade for car/SUV of same value.
Call 778-3187 or 705-6642.

27 FOOT CARVER MONTEGO 1986 Twin 190 hp
Mercruiser. Runs great. AC, Ceranfield, 120 volt,
alcohol-fueled kitchen, all electronics. Water
heater, shower, WC tank, refrigerator, stereo.
$19,900, 920-1318.

cret water paradise. Sunsets, back water, Egmont
or custom trips. See dolphins and manatees. Call
778-7459 or 720-5470.

FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,

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

S'A canalfront with dock
-- and 1,424 sq.ft. living
area, 2,654 sq.ft. under
S' roof. 3BR/2BA, three-
.. car garage home with
Scaged pool built in 1997
by Quality Builders on a
75-by-100-ft. lot is for
sale for $675,000, fully
and gorgeously fur-
Snished to the nines.

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

estate home with guest house
i on Palma Sola Bay. 5BR/5BA
and more than 4,700 sq.ft. in
.' total. Pool, spa, gym and room
S r. for tennis court. Featured in this
SZ. ~~,ai .: year's Entre Nous tour! Offered
.. ... ... at $1,750,000. Call Val
Hietala, 518-8120.

CONDO! Professionally deco-
rated and award winning! 3BR/
2.5BA and 2,140 sq.ft. Spec-
tacular Gulfviews, luxuriously
turnkey on Gulf Drive. Offered at
$1,790,000. Call Victoria
Horstmann at 518-1278 or Val
Hietala, 518-8120.


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home with endless views over
Sarasota Bay. Newly redone
,._.,__, interior. Separate guest room
on ground floor with entertain-
ment room leading out to pool,
Sspa and bay. Watch the dol-
:.- phins. Offered at $1,100,000.
Call Val Hietala, 518-8120.
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home in direct bay access ca- '.. .... ___S ,~
nal. Double lot with room for. J-
second unit! Solar pool, spa :-r-1
and private dock. Three blocks '-.:" "
to beaches. Offered at
$659,000. Call Val Hietala, .
Owner/Agent, 518-8120.

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Sarah, I am 15-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.

male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9783.

ISLAND SPORTS BAR: All-year clientele. Beer/
wine, good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call
Longview Realty, 383-6112.

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 traf-
fic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, 383-5543.

Mike -
Realty IN
3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
(941) 778-4364 Fax
Kathleen Frances Caserta, P.A. 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
Realtor, GRI, CRS (941) 778-6943 Home
(941) 704-2023 Cell

Bank of America '
The Island
Mortgage Representative
| "Call Mc Direct"
t;- for personal service

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IslandResident TR 778-


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.

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.

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

210 85th STREET
3BR/2BA home in north Holmes Beach. Large screened
porch and PET FRIENDLY! $2,500 per month
Call Ken or Carol today to reserve your place in paradise.

941 778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive

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PART-TIME AFTER school (K-5) Counselor,
Monday-Friday from 2:30pm-6pm. Must commit
to 40 hours of childcare training within first year
of employment. Pays between $6-$8/hour. Must
be at least 21 years old. Experience with kids a
plus! Call Shirley Berger at 778-1908.

CROWDER BROS. ACE Hardware seeks perma-
nent full time and part time sales clerks and cash-
iers. Retired trades people welcome. Apply in per-
son at 5409 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton.

CLASSIFIEDS ADS can be found on line at

JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city
beat and features writing by The Islander. Must
have journalism education, experience or back-
ground relevant to government reporting. E-mail
resumes to news@ Islander.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 dur-
ing the summer months. Duties include checking
books in and out, reshelving books and generally
assisting library patrons. Anyone interested in vol-
unteering in our friendly community library can
call Eveann Adams at 779-1208.

29Years ofProfessional Service
Experience Reputation Results
CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA Across from white sand beaches. Ground
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 1BR/1BA turnkey furnished $275,000.

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.
CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA, pool, gazebo across from beach.
Canal/Pool 3BR/2BA home.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com

meet interesting people from around the world?
Are you interested in learning the history of Anna
Maria Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. We need you! Call 778-0492.

AMITW is seeking volunteers with customer ser-
vice or retail experience. Greet and inform visi-
tors at our education center and/or to help with
nesting activity on our beaches. Training is pro-
vided, please contact the Turtle Watch Educa-
tion 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.

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

benefits. Swedish and deep-tissue massage. Neu-
romuscular techniques upon request. In-home
service. Call 753-7766. Lic. #MA34584.

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
S"1, Paul T. Collins
"--.- 928-4062 mo W m
954-5454 Properties

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appointments, light cooking, light housekeeping.
$10/hour. Call Jony, 792-4667.

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 misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $25 per hour- free ad-
vice. 545-7508.

wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 778-0944.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service

vice. Service all brands, eighteen years experience.
All repairs warranteed. Call 746-8984, cell 545-5793.


Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.

Simply the Best

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* Largest selection of rentals on the
5 full-time rental managers/sales
agents to assist you.
On-line availability

Buying? Renting? Selling?

Call us for first class service

Mike 8 00-367-1617

Norman 941"7786696


K.A.S. CLEANING LLC: Employee owned, servic-
ing 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. Web site: www.MatrixPConline.com.Call John
Baird with Matrix PC, 708-6541.

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

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 reason-
able rate. 506-TREE or 506-8733

THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional, experienced maids, free esti-
mate, gift certificates available. Please call 727-

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

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, removals.
Palm trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna
Maria. Phil Brewer, 545-4770.

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.

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

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

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

WESTBAY COVE Don't miss this
Beautiful 2BR/2BAground level, poolside
.end unit. Recently tiled throughout and
*' new bedroom carpet. New end windows,
.i. sliding doors, refrigeratorand range hood.
Close to shopping, beaches, trolley. Set
in lush grounds this is carefree Island
living at its best with peace of mind of a
l well-run condo association. $310,000.
aCall Susan Hatch, Realtor 778-7616

Please mention you saw it in The Islander.


Gail Tutewiler

/eb C Toll Freec 1-866-587-8559
LanIct gailtutere@aol.coni
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/1BA corner unit in San Remo condos. Two
miles from beach. Beautifully updated turnkey furnished condo.
Only $159,900.

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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.

2BR/2BA, ground-floor, turnkey-furnished end unit.
Community pool and clubhouse. Water view. Close to
beaches and shopping. $189,900.

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.

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

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

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.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

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

Simply the Best

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GULFSANDS Gulffront condo comer unit.
Completely upgraded, tile floor throughout,
new furniture throughout. $725,000.

MARBELLA Almost 3,000 sq. ft. of Gulffront
luxury with a fabulous panoramic view. 4BR/
4.5BA, high ceilings and lots of privacy. Two
private and secure garages plus one covered
parking space. Private stairs to beach plus an
elevator, pool and much more.

SPINNAKERS Perfect little rental com-
pound in Holmes Beach just one block to
the beach. Four turnkey furnished units in
impeccable condition with lush tropical
landscaping and a brand new free-form
pool. $875,000.

BAYVIEW Beautiful 2BR/2BA home with
unobstructed views of Bay. Large loft for
offices or bedroom, wood floors, turnkey
furnished. $575,000.

GULF FRONT MOTEL Ten unit beach
front motel. 130-foot Gulf frontage. Large
inground spa.

75+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.







Frank Davis

Melinda Bordes

Marianne Correll

Bob Fittro

Wendy Foldes

Richard Freeman

Alan Galletto

Jon Kent

Tom Nelson

Nick Patsios

Chris Shaw

GREAT CONDO near the beaches
and downtown Bradenton for un-
der $200,000. This condo has
2BR/2BA and is being sold turn-
key furnished including the
washer/dryer. The complex offers
a clubhouse with exercise room,
heated pool and tennis courts.
$199,000. MLS# 98095.

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
516 70th St................... $645,700
229 Gladious St.............. $679,000

4915 Gulf Dr ............... $1,715,000
308 55th St. Lot............ $219,000
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
4003 5th Ave. ............. $879,000
4005 5th Ave. ................ $879,000

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

11434 Perico Isles Cir. ... $349,000
1318 Perico Pt. Cir. ........ $239,900
845 Waterside Ln............ $265,000

8204 19th Ave. NW ........ $199,000
332 108th St............... $199,000
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SFriends At Island Real Estate."
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PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,

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 ser-
vice. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."

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.

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

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

1-N' '

Lowest price bayfront on the Island. 2BR/2BA, two
screened lanais, split floor plan, walking distance to
banks, shopping and the beach. Walk and have break-
fast at the beach cafe. Call Hector A. Gomez.
Hector A. Gomez, Realtor RhW W
941-308-6757 or 941-321-7164. Properties

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419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

This unique 3BR/2BA waterfront masterpiece embodies the "Island
lifestyle". This home features top of the line Pella windows and
sliding glass doors, beautifully glazed Mexican tiled floors, mas-
ter bedroom suite with glass block shower and beautiful built-in
vanity, skylights and a comfortable and spacious great room floor
plan featuring the one of the lovelier ; kitchens on the Island, of-
fering a built-in hickory china hutch with glass-front cabinets plus
plate and wine rack, built-in desk, Italian tiled backsplash, and
handy pantry. Other amenities include a sunny swimming pool,
steel reinforced 32-foot concrete boat dock on deep seawalled
canal with direct bay and Gulf access, and pretty tiled driveway.
The lovely grounds include many inviting secret gardens and decks
with fountains, bougainvillea, citrus and avocado trees, potting
shed, automatic sprinkler system on irrigation meter, and a handy
double carport plus double car garage. This renovation master-
piece is unbelievable you must see it! Priced at S-399,90.
$699,900. Owner says: "sell!"
BROCHURE Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com -

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, plantings,
pruning, shell and more. Insured, references, free
estimates. 778-2335 or 284-1568.

Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.

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

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.

One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
TqWen you choose Chase you
Share guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, tile knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated f
. to your local community. ..A
S So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron .., :._ for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

I P Monhottan Mortgage Corporation


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
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

GULF DRIVE Own a piece of the Island
before its too late! Cute and cozy, half-
block to beautiful: beach n, an area of
newly constructed homes. Don't miss
out on this opportune!, investment or
residence. Many updates and lots of po-
tential. A must see Priced to sell at
$325,000. Cal. Stephani; Bell Broker/
Owner, 778-2307 or direct at 920-5156.

1-800-30-9666-778-2 307



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

ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references. 778-
2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at

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.

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

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.

Tropical .f

5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
Fax: 941 779-2602



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the street from beach access. $745,000.
Call Larry Albert 725-1074.

Real Estate, Inc.

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This beautifully maintained Key West style residence is located
on a canal with no bridge obstruction to the Bay. Features in-
clude 4BR/2.5BA, wood floors, fireplace, cathedral ceilings,
great open porches and a brand new dock Too many wonder-
Iul details to mention. Asking $699,900

SCRS, GRI, Broker

941 779-0304
N At. 310 Pine Avenue*? 0. Bo- i ,*' Anna Marn. F 34916

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

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

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

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

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

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,
Igo9a. bluuKworK, paver and brick driveways. Call
Chris, 795-3034. Lic.#104776. Insured.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.

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.

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

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

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.

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 Es-
tate 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.

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-

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some
locations. Units are complete. Rates seasonally
adjusted. $375-$975/week, $975-$2,975/month.
(800) 977-0803 or 737-1121.

BRADENTON BEACH Homes for sale or rent.
Seasonal or annual, 1BR apartment, unfurnished,
$700/month includes utilities. 55-plus. Sandpiper
Mobile Resort 778-1140, or e-mail:
SandpiperResort @aol.com.

2BR/1 BA 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.

Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!

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.

For your private
showing call
"Island Aussie

Geoffrey Wall, G.R.I. P.A.
Pager: 941-233-0748
Fax: 941-778-4794

e NeC__ No one knows an island like an Aussie.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY "The art of the deal for you."

Only for the Discerning Few:

The Sunray Quad
Lake-Bayou Front
$250,000 Turnkey Furnished
1,874 sq.ft. 3BR/2BA

The Whitney Villa
Direct Bayfront
$395,000 over 2,200 sq.ft.
3-Story 2BR/2.5BA

Around $1,000 a month gets you on your own pri-
vate island. 168 acres of nature preserve, two miles
of waterfront, country club-like facilities, Indian
mounds, museum. Choose from two prime locations.

Holmes Beach

What an investment or year-round
home. Potential out the ying-yang!
Only $389,900.

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E-mail: islander@aussiegeoff.com

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ANNA MARIA beachhouse
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complete with theater seating. The
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Sn andy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy's Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
service Quality & Dependable Service.
Call us for your landscape
778-1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured


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CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED (941) 778-2993

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

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
S Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References


213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

The Paver Brick Store
8208 Cortez Road W. Bradenton 34210 (941) 794-6504
9:00 AM til Noon, or by Appointment
Pool Deck, Patio and Driveway Renovations
Design Build

The Therapeutic Art of European Massage

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Nadia Tryciecky Li.ii
S 941.795.0887
Massage at )our bome! More than
I 0 years on Anna Maria Island
Call Nadia

Berber Carpet from $12.95 installed
Ceramic tile installed from $4.95
Excellent selection of hardwood floors

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a picture.
A professional
creates a portrait.


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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.

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

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.

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:

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.

ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club, Grand Cayman,
3BR/2BA, lagoon front with views of estuary and
bay. Ceramic tile throughout, completely up-
dated. $1,350/month. T. Dolly Young Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.

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

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: City of Anna Maria. 1BR/1BA
apartment one block to the Gulf and on a bayou.
$695/month. Call 778-9158.

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. Available 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

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.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The

a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three-minute walk to beach. Seasonal,
$1,500/month. Call Ron, 761-9808.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Large 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, carport, tile floors, washer/dryer hookup,
close to beach, $950/month; 2BR/2BA nice duplex
apartment, $725/month; 1BR/1BA duplex apart-
ment, $650/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT paradise for rent.
Available for January and/or April of 2004 or an-
nually. 2BR/2BA, completely updated, large pri-
vate tropical pool area with spa, two boat lifts.
Check out photos on www.VRBO.com, unit
#27150. Available for annual starting April/May
2004. Monthly $3,000/month plus tax (pool heat-
ing extra); annual $1,800/month (pool heating ex-
tra). Call 730-1086 or 704-7336.

NEW LISTING First-time rental, fully furnished
villa in beautiful Mt. Vernon, near beaches, on
canal, lake view front. 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai,
carport, clubhouse with numerous activities,
heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, no pets, non-smok-
ing, age 55-plus, minimum three months, peak
season, $2,400/month, annual $1,500/month.
Call 721-1784.

ANNUAL ONLY: 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,250/month, assurity/security
required with contract. Call 792-2779. SEASONAL
OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or
2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping and
restaurants. 778-3875.

vated, tiles throughout, steps to bay, two blocks to
beach. $800/month. Call 778-3313 r 7~o 034oJ.

EL CONQUISTADOR 2BR/2BA, seasonal or an-
nual rental, nicely located and furnished, cathe-
dral ceilings, screened lanai, washer/dryer. Call

NEWLY RENOVATED 3BR/2BA house with wa-
ter views from three decks. Carport, laundry, dock
access. $1,400/month. Call 795-1132.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA new carpet, two blocks to
beach. Large kitchen, no pets. $710/month. Call
922-2473 or 928-3880.

renovated, tiled throughout, steps to bay, two blocks
to beach. $1,600/month. Call 778-3313 or 73Q-6349.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Now book-
ing for this season. Please call (813) 752-4235, or
view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com.




Call Joy
25 Years experience
(941) 812-2485




103 7th St. N., Bradenton Beach
Tues-Sal 11:30am-8pm Sun Noon-4pm
.778-5311 next to Golden Slarl

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ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo with pool.
Available Dec. 15, 2003. $1,100/month. Call Lynn
Hostetler, A Paradise Realty, 778-4800.

STEPS TO BEACH! Gorgeous, spacious furnished
1 BR/2BA apartment on Anna Maria. $425/weekly,
$1,498/monthly. Call 778-1098.

FOR RENT in City of Anna Maria. 2BR/1BA, den.
1.5 blocks to beach. Seasonal, possibly annual. No
pets, nonsmoking. Call 795-8626 or 727-5789.

BEACH TO BAY condo, 2BR/1BA, seasonal or
annual. 55-plus, three-month minimum. Call (813)
247-3178, on weekends (813) 927-1632.

dryer, pool, nicely furnished, ground floor. Avail-
able April plus. Call 778-9576.

SEASONAL RENTAL available December, Janu-
ary, February and March. Charming cottage, 2BR/
1BA, $1,300/month inclusive. Quiet historic neigh-
borhood. Stones throw to restaurants, bars, Co-
quina Beach. Call (813) 659-0370 or 778-4941.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo, Westbay
Cove and Westbay Point and Moorings avail-
able. After hours, Sharon Annis, 778-3730, or
call 778-3377.

$2,500/month. Large master suite, eat-in kitchen,
one mile beach. Pool, tennis. Call now, e-mail pics/
views, 792-7828.

BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, one block from
Uulf in Anna Maria City. Quiet street, 206 Elm.
Annual, $800/month, garbage and water paid.
First, last and security. Furnished or unfurnished.
Call 779-1161.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex in Holmes Beach.
Close to beach and shopping. New tile throughout.
$bo/imo-,nth, phls utilities. Call (773) 793-8599.

2BR duplex. New wood floors, steps to beach and
shopping. From $500/weekly, $1,500/monthly. Call

LARGE PRIVATE YARD 1 BR/1BA, one block to
beach. $725/month. Duncan Real Estate,

2BR/2BA, storage, large rooms, looks new, one
mile to beaches. 4505 102nd St. W., Bradenton.
$795/month-plus. Gtussey@aol.com or call
(859) 219-8394 or local 761-8398.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.

SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA, new appliances, ceramic
tile and paint, water and trash included. $700/
month. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

DIRECT ON BEACH of Anna Maria, 2BR/2BA,
nicely furnished, washer/dryer, tennis, heated
pool, elevator. $2,900/month. Call 778-3231.

THE TIME IS now! West of Gulf Drive, 2BR home,
$2,700/month; cheerful 1BR duplex, $1,500/
month; Laz-Z-Livin, $2,000/month; Elevated 2BR
pool home, $2,700/month; Sunbow Bay 3BR,
$2,600/month. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

TWO MINUTES to beach, beautifully remodeled,
1 BR/1 BA condo on canal at San Remo. Seasonal
or annual rental. Call 447-6278.

1BR furnished annual. $750/month, plus utilities.
First, last. Seasonal, six-month minimum, $1,300/
month. 778-2190. Must see!

CONDO FOR RENT:. 2BR/2BA seasonal or an-
nual. Semi-furnished. All appliances. 778-5996.

MARRIED MALE professional looking for nice, fur-
nished room to rent or house to share. Close to
beach, for approximately nine months. One per-
son, clean nonsmoker, friendly. $500/month. (636)

And therefore so am I. Our weights are 50 and 170
pounds. We both like children, other dogs and
cats, we are both 100 percent house trained and
respectable. We both want to be on or very near
the Gulf in Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. We want
to rent four months, starting Jan. 15, 2003. We can
do well with studio apartment or small house. I sur-
vived WWII (Marine Corps) and Homer survived
abuse from previous owner. We're both on a bud-
get. Call Stan Levine, 778-2483.

SEASONAL VACATION from $2,500 to $2,700/
month. Longboat homes, Perico Bay condos. Se-
lection still good! Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

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

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WATERFRONT LOTS and homes between
Englewood and Boca Grande: Six lots with sea-
walls and a ground-level waterfront home, deep
water, no bridges, one tip-lot directly on
Intracoastal and bay, your dock to the Gulf in three
minutes. Properties affordably priced from
$260,000. Call (570) 943-2516.

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.

key furnished 2BR/2BA unit in Gulf Watch with
deeded beach access and Gulf views. $399,900.
Weekly rentals OK. www.Latitude27Realty.net or

DEEP-WATER CANAL home for sale on 75th
Street, 2BR/2BA, large lot 90 by 120 feet,
$625,000. Call 778-8473, or e-mail
Iborso @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.

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

SStilt half-duplex,
2BR/2BA with open
floor plan and
1- "N: turnkey furnished!
Great area close to
North Beach Village,
,Holmes Beach!

Call Sue Carlson
[941] 779-0733

413 Pine Ave. Anna Maria

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, one-car garage. Like
new in and out. $525,000. Call 748-4228.

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.

ON THE BEACH! 2BR/2BA Gulfview condo end-unit.
Turnkey furnished, unobstructed direct Gulfviews
from all rooms, heated pool, weekly rentals OK.
$599,900. Call (732) 872-2646.

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.

PERICO BAY CLUB Spoonbill Landings, 2BR/2BA villa,
garage, glass enclosed lanai, ceramic tile, mirrored wall,
updated appliances. $269,000. Call 794-8477.

KEY ROYALE DRIVE canalfront gem for sale. 3BR/
3BA, 3,000 sq.ft. under roof, completely updated
kitchen with Corian and KitchenAid appliances, up-
dated 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.

RUNAWAY BAY RESORT condos by owner. 2BR/2BA,
new water heater, new tile kitchen, $279,900.1 BR/1 BA,
tile, washer/dryer, $185,500. Call (941) 779-0476.

2BR/1 BA cottage near the bay by Anna Maria city
pier on quiet side street, some common land.
$220,000. Call 779-2143 or e-mail:
robertsami @juno.com.

CAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/1.5BA.
S Deep water canal to Palma Sola Bay.
S Boat dock. Heated Pool. IB96405
DREAM HOME Canalfront lot avail-
,.:. able in Holmes Beach! IB90367
Key West style, elevated pool home
on deep water canal in Flamingo
Cay. IB94587
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com

PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman model, 2BR/
2BA, two-car garage. 90-percent furnished, many
extras. $329,000. Call 795-7030.

DUPLEX BEST BUY! 311 63rd St., Holmes
Beach. Total makeover, new kitchen and appli-
ances. New tile, carpet, paint, yard! $395,000.
Coldwell Banker, Doug Newcomer, 720-1555.

tally updated 2BR/2BA, two-car garage home with
open design. Heated 34 foot pool with spa and
tropical landscaping. Too many updates and fea-
tures to list. $559,000. Open house by owner, Nov.
29-30, 10am-4pm. Call 779-1034.

minium. Six-month ownership, October-April an-
nually. Weekly rental opportunity. $325,000. Pat
Naldrett-Bilodeau, LLC, licensed real estate Bro-
ker, 685-0500.

BAYFRONT DUPLEX Priced to sell $425,000!
Live in paradise with unobstructed bay and some
Gulf views. One block to beach. 753-2907.

ANNA MARIA pool home. Two years old, 4BR/
2BA, two-car garage, open plan, granite counters,
lanai, hot tub, huge storage area. $639,000. Phil
Paxton, Remax Gulfstream, 920-1363.

TWO MINUTES to beach, beautifully remodeled
condo, great investment. $89,000. Call 447-6278
or preview at www.44smart.com

LONGBOAT VILLAGE,,hnma- 3BR...lus family
room, two car garage. New roof, paint. Bright
and clean, Near bay. $409,000. Real Estate
Mart. 756-1090.

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Condo loi Sale' 5400 Gull Drive Holmes Beach
View the sunset from your favorite chair! Direct Gulffront convenience. Second
floor walkout to beach and pool. 2BR/2BA, totally renovated, refurbished, new
mechanics, windows, designer kitchen and bath, hurricane and storm shutters.
Utility room with washer/dryer and sink! Tile floor throughout. Private entrance
from beach side and carport. Steps to assigned carport space. All new furniture.
$687,000. Call 779-9307. Agents welcome.



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and dock. Joan Smith, 761-3100.
#96119. $439,900

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from second floor on the end of the ca-
nal by the future Villa Rosa subdivision.
2BR/2BA each. Short distance to Gulf.
Laurie Dellatorre, 779-2700. #92819.


RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA end unit with
bay views. This condo has been com-
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tile. carpet and all new appliances.
Harold Small, 778-2246. #97067.

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shuttdrive, two deeded boat slipsfree, commupdated
througclubhout, solar heated pool/spa. Gina
761-3100& Peter Uliano, 358-7990. #94820

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caged pool, lots of tile, fireplace, hurricane
shutters. Maintenance free, community
pooliclubhouse,'tennis. Jane Tinsworthl
761-3100, #94060. $319.900

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Meet out Property Manager:
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office. A Florida native, she lives on the Is-
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e holidays are the time
take an extra moment to
Give someone a smile or
send a greeting ... pause to
give a quiet hug or words
of praise.
The holidays are special for
i..i friends, family and Islanders.
In our 11tl Aonual Islander
Wisb) Bool, we take a moment to
present stories and pictures
about organizations in our community that
deserve special consideration.
These community service organizations are dedicated to
providing assistance to families and individuals, teaching
and mentoring our children, helping the elderly and less
fortunate, all with the goal of making Anna Maria Island a

better place to live for everyone.
With The Islander Wis Book, organizations offer a
special way for you to share the holiday spirit. We've in-
cluded a list of needs wishes from each one. Your
donation, however small or grand, will be deeply appreci-
Please take a moment to select a gift from these lists to
add to your holiday shopping list.
It's Islander's way of saying thanks for the support we've
received for the past 11 years and a chance for all of us to
give something back to our community. A small contribution
can make a big difference.
We offer a special thanks to the sponsor advertisers for
making this project possible.
We hope you receive the same return as we have each
year from the Islander Wish Book ... the joy of giving.
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2004!

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Anna Maria Island

Turtle Watch
Devoted to the preservation of marine
turtles on Anna Maria Island, the
organization monitors nesting of sea
turtles on our Island's eight miles of beach.
Its dozens of volunteers patrol the beach
during the night and especially dawn-time
every day during the nesting season, May
through October. They make sure nests are
undisturbed by humans, and that hatchlings
make it into the Gulf of Mexico.
A new and vital addition to the
organization's duties is operating the Turtle
Watch Education Center in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach, through which it
informs the public of the importance of
propagating the ancient turtles. On Anna
Maria that means mostly the huge logger-
heads with the occasional green.
The Turtle Watch wish list for 2003:
An effective turtle protection ordinance
from the Holmes Beach City Commission.
Copying machine.
Towels, sheets, rubber gloves.
A children's pool to keep sick turtles until
treatment elsewhere.
Six-foot plastic banquet tables.
Wood stools, 36 inches tall.
Contact: Suzi Fox, director, 778-1435.

Pelican Man
The late Dale Shields devoted himself to
the rescue and rehabilitation of pelicans
and other birds, and was joined by ever-
increasing enthusiasts in building his Pelican
Man Bird Sanctuary on City Island.
Every year more than 5,000 birds are res-
cued and treated at the sanctuary's hospital.
Also rescued are sick and injured reptiles, small
mammals and even the occasional deer.
Two-thirds of them are rehabilitated and
returned to the wild by the 300-plus volunteers
and 20 staff members at the sanctuary. More
than 100,000 people visit each year, including
thousands of school children.
Anyone interested in helping may call
Joanne Davis, volunteer coordinator, at 388-
4444. The Pelican Man's Islander wish list:
Stainless steel sinks, cabinets and tables
for the new hospital.
Castnets for capture of terrified injured
Food cutting boards.
Rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows.
Lawn mower.
Food items for birds and animals.
Anti-bacteria detergent, laundry deter-
gent, paper towels, bleach, sponges, mops,
Miscellaneous items such as syringes,
plastic terrariums, pet carriers, heating pads,
scissors, bungee cords.
Contact: 388-4444.

It's all about saving the turtles (and the beach habitat) for the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.

Save the Manatee Club

Save the Manatee Club Inc. is a nonprofit
organization founded in 1981. Its Adopt-
A-Manatee program is its primary funding
source, with proceeds dedicated to manatee
awareness. projects, education programs, re-
search and rehabilitation efforts, as well as
lobbying for the protection of the manatee and
its habitat.
To help the Save the Manatee Club continue
its work to protect the manatee and their habi-
tat, the club's Islander wish list includes:
Computers, monitors, laptop computers,
scanner, slide scanner, mouse pads, wrist pads
and other computer accessories.
Brochure holder.
Laser printer.
Office chairs, file cabinets.
Work table.
Desk-top copy machine.
Cork boards.
Gift certificate to Office Depot or
highlighters, pens, pencils, computer discs, paper
clips, binders, tape, post-its, stamp pads, staples,
white out, adding matching and tape, copy paper,
colored copy paper, rubber bands, red and black
markers, manila envelopes, business envelopes,
padded mailing envelopes, binder clips, hanging
file folders, chair pads, rulers, ink cartridges,
Rolodex, letter openers and garbage cans.
Tax-free donations are also gladly ac-
Contact: Nancy Sadusky, Save the Manatee

Club, Inc., 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL
32751, 1-800-432-5646, or visit the Web site at

Anna Maria Island

Butterfly Park
his is a newly established park
that remains a work in progress
just south of the Holmes Beach
City Hall at 5801 Marina Drive. The park
was established by the North American
Butterfly Association-Manasota Chapter
in cooperation with the City of Holmes
New among the butterfly-attracting
shrubbery are a butterfly "puddling" area
where they can drink, a people's drinking
fountain, antique arbor, trash receptacles,
butterfly chairs, plant signs and some art.
The park is free and open to the public.
School groups, veterans associations,
families, individuals and anyone wishing
to hold an appropriate ceremony in this
wonderful setting can use the park.
The Butterfly Association's wishes
for 2003:
Materials, labor and/or dollar
donations for a gazebo.
Volunteers and new members.
Contact: Nancy Ambrose, 778-5274.

Wildlife Education, Rehabilitation Center

his Bradenton Beach-based organization
started in 1986 with a single injured duck,
and today spends more than $30,000 a
year to feed, house and provide medical care for
animals and birds.
Its volunteers respond to some 4,000 calls
for help every year. It also provides educational
presentations for schools and groups.
Over the years, Wildlife has helped deer,
otters, bobcats, and just about every kind of sea
bird, song bird and bird of prey. Less exotic
creatures such as owls, kestrels, hawks, squir-
rels, raccoons and loons also have benefited
from its ministrations.
Its Islander wish list for 2003:

Land acquisition in the Bradenton area.
Microscope slides and cover plates.
Hematocrit, autoclave, cautery,
Laptop computer.
Carpentry help for cages.
Office supplies.
Heavy-duty garbage bags, towels, bleach,
Dawn detergent, paper towels.
Cat and dog food.
100-foot heavy-duty hoses and nozzles.
Silicone baby nipples and premie nipples.
Contact: Gail Straight, 778-6324.

The Wish Book is made possible thanks to generous
advertising sponsors and the extra effort of Islander staff
members Paul Roat, Jim Hanson, Diana Bogan, Rick Catlin,
Nancy Ambrose, Rebecca Barnett, Melissa Williams,
Julia Robertson, Carrie Price and the entire staff.
Please join me in thanking them ... Publisher Bonner Joy



Anna Maria


A group of Island men who wanted a
means to support youth programs on
Anna Maria organized the Privateers in
1971, and its commitment remains the same: To
promote activities for the betterment of youth
and to render altruistic services to the commu-
A major contribution is its scholarship
program, which has helped dozens of young-
sters to education and which the Privateers
want to expand.
Funds the Privateers raise through special
events such as thieves' markets and mullet
smokes go to support youth programs at Anna
Maria Island Community Center, Cortez Com-
munity Center and many other community
For decades the Privateers have sponsored
Christmas and Fourth of July parades and the
Snooks Adams Kids Day at the end of the
school year.
On The Islander wish list for the Privateers:
More scholarship donations.
Diesel generator for the organization's
boat float.
An intercom system so bow and stern of
the boat/float can keep in touch and out of
Computer for the secretary's use.
Specific donations to buy toys for the 700
or so children at the Privateers Holiday Parade
and Santa Toy Giveaway at Coquina Park Dec.
Contact: Greg "Shiprek" Davidson, president,

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The Privateers aboard their famous boat float during one of the Island's parades.

Tingley Memorial Library's annual book sales are popular with bargain hunters and bibliophiles.

Friends of the

F friends of the Island Branch Library is a
volunteer organization that lends addi
tional support to the branch by purchas-
ing books and equipment and sponsoring
educational programs for adults and children.
Membership fees start at $5.
The Friends of the Island Branch Library
sponsor an annual program series in the winter
season on the second Tuesday of every month
at 3 p.m. in the Walker-Swift meeting room. A
schedule of dates and programs is available at
the library. The group also holds an annual
book sale.
The Islander wish list of the Friends of the
Island Branch Library is:
New jigsaw puzzles for children.
Contact: Amy Hook, 792-5970.


Memorial Library
ingley Memorial Library operates on the
interest received from the Beulah Tingley
bequeath. The library, at 111 Second St.,
Bradenton Beach, does not receive any local,
county, state or federal funding.
The Islander wish list for Tingley Memorial .
Library includes:
Subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal or
Investor's Business Daily, or subscriptions to
magazines of popular interest.
Audio cassette books.
Videos for children and adults.
Recent edition used books.
Monetary donations are always welcome
as are profits from yard sales, bequeaths, or
memorial donations.
Gifts of time in the form of volunteering.
Contact: Eveann Adams, library clerk, 779-

The Legacy III
his organization was formed to
organize and stage Bradenton
Beach's Holiday Prelude, the
annual musical kickoff for the holidays,
held Thanksgiving evening.
Described by its creators as "a cel-
ebration of light and life, a musical
celebration under the stars on Thanksgiv-
ing night" on Bridge Street, it is a family
event with a full menu of Christmas
music including many singalongs.
Its lone wish for 2003:
Donations to fund the 2003 and
2004 Prelude presentations mailed to P.O.
Box 333, Bradenton Beach FL 34217.
Contact: Lea Ann Bessonette, 778-3113.

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Anna Maria



The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is
a nonprofit educational organization
dedicated to the study and preservation
of materials relating to the early history of the
Volunteers staff the museum at 402 Pine
Ave. in Anna Maria, a 1920s building that was
originally an ice house. It houses displays of old
photos, maps, newspapers, records and books,
plus videos taped in recent years of interviews
with early residents. It is always open to more
Associated with the museum are the old jail,
roofless and doorless and barless, and the Belle
Haven historic house that has been moved on
the museum grounds for restoration.
On Wednesday the museum volunteers sell
"early settlers bread" baked by members of the
The main wishes for The Islander's list:
Photocopier and office paper.
DVD player.
New garden hose with wand.
"Sticky" note pads.
Three-hole plastic sheet protectors to hold
photos and documents in albums.
Contact: Betsy Atkinson, 778-0492.

Historical Society members Carolyne and the late George Norwood look over the historic Belle Haven Cottage,
pictured here before it was relocated to its current site on Pine Avenue where it is being restored.

Anna Maria Island Rotary Club

Rotary provides an opportunity to build
lifelong friendships and experience the
personal fulfillment of providing volun-
teer service to others.
An organization of business and profes-
sional leaders, Rotary provides humanitarian
service, encourages high ethical standards in
all vocations and builds goodwill and peace in
the world.
Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 and
flourishes today with some 27,000 clubs with
1.2 million men and women as club members
providing community service in virtually
every nation and territory in the world.
Anna Maria Island Rotary meets Thursday
Rotarians support several scholarship

programs, including several that support
students going abroad for an academic year or
The Islander wish list for the AMI Rotary
Club is:
To sell all tickets to its "Casino Extrava-
ganza on the Beach" held Jan. 31 at St. Bernard
Catholic Church.
A high school student interested in attend-
ing an "Effective Leadership" conference at
Florida Southern College.
Donations to help purchase wheelchairs
for disabled people living overseas.
Nominees for overseas graduate and
undergraduate scholarships.
New members.
Contact Jim Dunne at 778-4060.

Veterans of

Foreign Wars

Post 8199
The post and its parent organization are
devoted to assistance and service to U.S.
military veterans, especially those who
have served overseas.
It also provides other services to the Island
through sponsoring sports teams at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, school flag
instruction including flags for libraries, Boy
Scouts, Girl Scouts and firefighters.
Its Fish-a-Thon kids fishing tournament at
the Bradenton Beach City Pier every year is a
particular favorite with the younger set.
The only wish of the post is for expanded
membership so it can do more for veterans and
the community.
Contact: Mort Wexelbaum, post commander,

The VFW-sponsored fishathon is a big hit for young fishers.

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Roser Church

Men's Club
The purpose of the Roser Men's Club of
Roser Community Memorial Church is to
seek the Christian way of life and to bear
witness to it in business dealings and social
contacts. Members do not have to belong to the
Proceeds from the group's two annual
pancake brunches are used to support a variety
of activities and organizations, including sum-
mer camp scholarships, church needs and
community organizations such as the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary, Southeast Guide Dogs,
Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Salvation Army, Jim
Russo Prison Ministry and All Island Youth.
Roser Men's Club meets at noon on the third
Tuesday of the month from October to April.
Luncheon is served and guest speakers talk on a
variety of subjects. All men of the Island com-
munity and guests are invited.
The Islander wish list of the Roser Men's
Club is:
More participation from men living on the
Non-perishable food items to feed needy
Contact: President Bill Willis, 778-6940.


Guild of St.

he St. Bernard Catholic Church Women's
Guild is an organization that adheres to
Catholic principles. The group meets at
12:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in
Welsmiller Hall at the church for light refresh-
ments followed by a business meeting and
program. New members are welcome.
The Guild raises funds with its annual
Poinsettia Bazaar and with community dinners.
Funds are donated to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Hospice of Southwest
Florida, Habitat for Humanity, SOLVE, Mother
Teresa and former pastor Father Welsmiller's
orphanage in Colima, Mexico.
The Islander wish list of the St. Bernard
Women's Guild is:
A donation of paint and some volunteers
to paint the parish kitchen and bathrooms.
Large and small pushcarts for the kitchen.
A 100-cup coffee pot.
Stuffed animals for kids of all ages, toys
for babies, and toys and books for kids ages 5
and under.
Cash donations.
Food items.
Contact: Cornelia Zanetti, president, 778-4769.

From all of us at the Gulf Drive Caf ..
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*Happy and Safe Holiday-

Gulf Drive Cafe
900 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
Open 7 Days 778-1919 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

The Roser Church Men's Club sponsors popular pancake breakfasts in the winter.



Church Choir
he musical aggregation at the longtime
church in Bradenton Beach is gearing up
for its busy winter season, with Betty
Simches as choir director and organist. Its
membership varies from Sunday to Sunday and
it grows during the season, but not fast enough
or far enough to suit Simches.
The church at 300 Church St. is in good
condition and so is its congregation, said the
Rev. Bill Grossman, pastor.
As for the choir, its wish for 2003:
More parking capacity somewhere in the
neighborhood and more voices of every kind, to
form a bigger and better choir.
Contact: Betty Simches, 778-2192.

The Harvey Memorial Community Church yard sale draws crowds every year.

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ormed by and for all seven churches
on Anna Maria Island, All Island
Denominations acts as a clearing-
house to help needy Islanders with rent,
food, fuel, utilities and the like; distributes
food packages at Thanksgiving, Christ-
mas and Easter; and provides scholarship
help for worthy students.
Acting through pastors or directly with
individuals and families, AID is "the first
resort" until other agencies takeover.
AID's wish list for 2003:
Assurance that everyone who needs
to be fed, gets fed. And that is best served
by donations.
Financial help with scholarships, the
prime AID cause.
Contact: Paul Swanberg, treasurer, 778-

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Island Players
The Island Players, with its theater at the
corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria, is now in its 55th season.
This charming playhouse seats 137 theatergoers
at five productions and more than 100 perfor-
mances each year.
The building has been remodeled several
times since the original small house was barged
over from the mainland many years ago to
serve as an office for the developers of Anna
Maria. During the ensuing years, it has been a
city hall, community center, women's club, and
a church and garden club, before it became a
community theater, with the first production in
Island Players annual pecan sale is officially
ongoing with the arrival of a fresh crop of
holiday-packaged pecans for $6.95, or choco-
late-covered pecans for $7.95. They may be
purchased at the theater during performances,
The Islander newspaper office and at SunCoast
Real Estate, both in the Island Shopping Center
in Holmes Beach. They make perfect holiday
hostess gifts, White reminds us.
A participating board of directors governs
the Island Players. Members include actors,
directors, set designers, production workers,
costume designers and ushers. Shows are
directed by a rotating group of guest directors.
The theater is supported by local subscribers,
supporters such as the Off Stage Ladies, ticket
sales and grants.
The Islander wish list of the Island Players is:
Large 10-inch blade table saw for set
Sony RCD-W10 recorder/changer for
sound during performances.
Flashlights and batteries.
Coffee, regular and decaf.
Masking tape, glow tape, light bulbs.
Copier paper.
Paper towels.
Pencils, pens, note pads, post-it note pads.
Volunteers for set building crews, set
painters, grips, props runners, stage mangers,
light and sound operators, box office personnel,
Contact: President Alice Doeden, 778-8462.

Annie Silver

Community Center
he center at the corner of 23rd Street and
Avenue C in Bradenton Beach is a non
profit organization founded by Island
entrepreneur Annie Silver in the 1950s. Its
purpose is to promote friendship and entertain-
ment for neighbors and friends in the city and
on the Island.
During the winter season the center's activi-
ties include potluck dinners with music and
singalongs, shuffleboard, bingo, and the annual
yard sale. It's all done by volunteers.
The Islander wishes for the center:
A refrigerator.
An electric kitchen range.
Contact: Muriel Thayer, 383-3036.

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May you have
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Off Stage Ladies
The Off Stage Ladies is a support group for
Island Players of Anna Maria.
The ladies are a talented and gregarious
group who help paint sets and act as costumers,
make-up artists, ushers, lighting assistants and
stage managers and perform any other task
to help a director produce a good play.
Improvement of the theater is a goal of the
Off Stage Ladies, which raises money through a
theater "porch sale" in the fall.
A very important function of Off Stage
Ladies is to prepare and serve dinner for the
cast of a show during "Long Sunday." That's
the Sunday before a show opens when the
actors and technical crew have a long day of
rehearsal getting the show perfected.
The Islander wish list for the Off Stage Ladies
Large paper plates for Long Sunday
Paper cups for hot or cold drinks.
Individually wrapped plastic silverware.
Soft drinks and other beverages.
Contact: Marge Ebel, 792-7818.

Hundreds attended the Island Community Orchestra and Chorus last April.

Anna Maria Island Community

Orchestra and Chorus

his "gem of the Island" has grown from a
modest beginning 11 years ago to a first-
class concert ensemble unique in the area.
It is a truly integrated orchestra/chorus, the
two elements practicing separately and then
coming together to rehearse as one and finally
to bring the Island an accomplished and gratify-
ing concert.
It presents four concerts during the winter
season, the next one being Dec. 21. Concerts are

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Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Island Baptist Church
after rehearsals on Saturdays at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church.
Its wishes for 2003:
Benefactors to make it financially possible
to keep the orchestra/chorus going.
Musicians of all ages, all instruments, who
will "contribute as part of a group."
Singers in every range.
Contact: Alice Jeghelian, 792-5901.

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Florida Institute

for Saltwater

T his Cortez-based statewide organize
tion was formed to help preserve the
state's commercial fishing heritage,
particularly that of the historic fishing village
of Cortez.
It has been more valuable than ever, since
the statewide referendum that since 1995 has
prohibited gill-net fishing inshore in the Gulf,
which virtually shut down commercial
fishing for the main crop, mullet.
FISH's big project is the purchase of 95
acres at the east end of the village from the
Shewe estate four years ago. It has made
three payments of $63,000 each and has only
one to go for ownership free and clear of this
valuable tract. Corezians view it as their
buffer against condominiums and other
intrusive development. That is the basis for
FISH's main wish this year:
Donations in any amount from any-
where to make that last mortgage payment
next March.
Interesting items for silent auction
planned March 27-28 to raise funds for the
FISH Preserve payment.
Advance tickets for the tour of historic
Cortez homes in conjunction with the silent
Contact: Anyone who answers 704-0996, the
revolving phone for FISH.

Cortez Village


T his organization is devoted to preserve
tion of the historic fishing village as it has
been for more than 110 years, and to
assemble and exhibit physical and recorded
mementoes of its long and colorful history.
The society was instrumental in having
Cortez designated as a historical district, which
is key to keeping out condominiums and other
undesirable elements. It encouraged and helped
the writing of "Finest Kind" and "Fog Coming
In," and organized the videos "Cortez Then and
Now" and "Commercial Fishing Through the
Its wishes for The Islander list:
Historic artifacts of all kinds of the
village's history, "historic" being 50 years old or
Museum cases any case or cabinet or
armoire that can store and display the artifacts.
Assistance and donations for moving the
old waterfront store to the museum grounds of
the 1912-built school.
Contact: Ralph Fulford, 794-6218.

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Tens of thousands of people have attended the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival every February in the
village of Cortez.

Florida Gulf Coast Maritime

Museum at Cortez

he museum is a long-dreamed hope
being brought to life with a new con
cept, a museum to preserve and pro-
mote the ideals and realities that made Cortez.
"It is Florida's primary maritime mu-
seum," said Roger Allen, who has assumed
responsibility for creating and building the
museum. "It will gather, preserve and inter-
pret Florida Gulf Coast's maritime heritage,
with emphasis on Cortez."
It will be located in the historic 1912-built
brick school and nature preserve at the eastern
side of Cortez, which is now being restored by
its owner, Manatee County. Allen is in charge

of the restoration, too. He also has developed
and is running a boat-building program which
uses old wooden boat building methods and
The museum's wish list for 2003:
A good functional small Fiberglas motor-
boat and trailer.
A used pickup truck to tow the boat.
Hand-held woodworking tools of all
A good lawn mower, preferably a riding
mower, for the museum grounds.
Chain saw.
Contact: Roger Allen, 708-4935.

Roger Allen iw working toward creating a maritime museum in Cortez and is also starting production of
historic working boats.

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T he Center, located in Anna Maria City, is _
one of the most revered institutions on
the Island, serving all ages from all parts -
of the Island and beyond..
It has cultural, educational, recreational and
social programs, and a spokesperson says that -. *
last year its staff and 300 volunteers provided id d.
nearly 2 million hours of service. Its programs
start for pre-schoolers and go on through teens, -
young adults, adults and seniors.
The Center's wish list for 2003: Crafts of all kinds is offered for young and not-so-you
Two tool "holster" belts.
Two sets of walkie-talkies.
Cordless phone.
Vacuum cleaner.
Laminating machine.
SThree-hole punch.
SPortable sandwich-style display board.
SOffice supplies copy paper, desk orga-
nizers, colored paper.
Character-building books and reading
material for children ages 5 to 11 for the TLC
After-School Program.
Donations to the Anna Maria Island h
Community Center Endowment Trust.
Donations to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Capital Campaign.
Volunteers to work with children with '
"special needs" in the after-school program. -...-- .
*Volunteers to help with our Tour of ..o
Homes, "An Affaire to Remember" Auction,
Lesters Family Fun Festival and other
Contact: Sandee Pruett, 778-1908.

Anna Maria Island

Chamber of

T his Islandwide organization comprises
businesses doing business on and for
Anna Maria, boasting a record 370 mem-
Among its services is a visitor center where
tourists and other newcomers may obtain
information about the Island and what it has to
offer. i
Earlier this year, the chamber moved to a
new location at 5317 Gulf Drive.
The chamber's mission is to "serve the '
membership and the community through pro- "
active leadership by building a positive busi-
ness climate while enhancing and perfecting the
quality of life for all."
The chamber's Islander wish list for 2003: '
A new or slightly used computer system.
A portable microphone, public-address
New folding chairs and a new desk chair.
A new desk to go with the chair. Scores of people attended the dedication ceremonies fo
Contact: Mary Ann Brockman, 778-1541.

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trip to the

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Anna Maria


Anna Maria Elementary School is the
educational home of 300 students in
kindergarten through fifth-grade,
serving families from north Longboat Key to
Anna Maria City.
Adult involvement is a key element to the
school's success. At any hour, you'll find par-
ents and volunteers from the community on
campus involved in the learning process.
Islanders who are unable to volunteer on
campus and want to help can do so by provid-
ing needed "extras."
The Islander wish list for Anna Maria El-
ementary School is:
Donations to purchase a piano.
Magic markers.
Board games.
Craft supplies.
Red pens.
Chapter books.
Plastic bins.
Contact: Anna Maria Elementary School at 708-

Anna Maria Island

Art League
Founded in 1989 by local artists, the league
has grown to a significant part of and
contributor to Island life. It sponsors
many classes in art, from painting to photogra-
phy to stepping stones to tiles and other media.
A favorite is the on-site landscape drawing
class, which takes artists to many parts of the
Island and to the mainland.
It has an active scholarship program for
adults and children. Its gallery at 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, is open Tuesday-Friday
from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Its principal fundraising
events are the annual Winterfest and Springfest
arts and crafts festivals in Holmes Beach.
Its wish list for 2003:
A portable CD player.
Large outdoor garbage cans with wheels.
Art supplies of all kinds.
Paper towels, paper tablecloths, paper or
plastic plates, cups and utensils.
Contact: Ginger White, director, 778-2099.

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Students at Anna Maria Elementary School performed for parents and fellow students in December 2001.

Pumpkins were the rage at the fall festival at the school last October.

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Artists Guild of Anna

Maria Island
T his art-dedicated organization was
formed in 1988 by a handful of "starving
artists" meeting at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
Now it has its own cooperative gallery at
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and more
than 120 members drawn from an 80-mile
radius. It is dedicated to "promoting interest in
the visual and other creative arts." Among its
many programs it works with schools and has
an active scholarship program.
Its wishes for the season:
Two decorative easels.
Oil and acrylic paints.
Watercolors and pastels.
All kinds of art supplies for children.
Contact: Phyllis Cogan, president, 792-8591.

Longboat Key Chamber
This is a busy organization that will cel
ebrate its 46th birthday next year, with
600 members representing just about
every business on the Key plus others off the
It is unabashedly business-oriented and
business-promoting, with aggressive networking
programs and special instructional seminars to
help businesses. A major focus is tourism, though
other aspects of business are a part of its services.
Its wish for 2003:
A VCR and DVD player for business
Conact: Gail Lofgren, president, 383-2466.

This large and constantly growing organi
nation has completed an expanded
physical plant, with new studios and
renovated exhibition galleries.
It conducts classes into many of the arts,
growing into visual arts as well as the fine arts
for which it was started more than 50 years
ago. It will continue to expand as needs con-
tinue to grow.
It has more than 1,000 members, a faculty
exceeding 50 artists, and 120-plus working
The art center's Islander wish list:
Carpeting for the Glen/members gallery.
Window air conditioner /heater units for

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the craft and sculpture studios.
Overhead mirror for Studio 1.
A bulletin board/chalk board.
Wall clock.
10 large plastic waste baskets.
Dust collection system for the sculpture
Free-standing raku kiln.
Beach pins and anvil for the jewelry
Apartment-size dishwasher.
Table-size easels.
A new roof, please, a new roof.
Contact: Jennifer Glassmoyer, director, 383-

ManaSota-88, an environmental organi
zation, has spent more than 30 years
fighting to protect the environment.
Its commitment to safeguard air, land and water
quality is aggressive and uncompromising. The
organization has successfully worked to reduce
the millions of pounds of pollutants emitted
into the air and water each year.
Contributions to ManaSota-88 all come from
private individuals and 100 percent of the
contributions go to operating revenues.
ManaSota-88's attorney, who is presently
working to block Arvida's proposed develop-
ment on Perico Island, is the only person to
receive compensation.
ManaSota-88 is currently working to have
the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers hold a public
hearing for the proposed plan by the Perico
Harbor Marina to dredge more than three acres
of bottomland and enhance its dock space at its
Perico Island location.
The Islander wish list for ManaSota-88 is:
Help with legal expenses to battle the
massive proposed development at Perico Island.
Fundraising ideas and volunteers.
Contact: President Glen Compton, 941-966-
On Anna Maria Island, ManaSota-88's repre-
sentative is Joan Perry at 778-7732.

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The'Island Middle School opened its doors
at the Island Baptist Church in Anna
Maria in 2001. The school has more than
100 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.
As a charter school, it is a public school run
by a non-profit corporation with its sponsor the
Manatee County School Board.
The mission statement for IMS is to create a
unique educational opportunity that fosters and
encourages a "zest for learning that transcends
a lifetime," and to encourage students to de-
velop their personal attributes and relationships
in order to become leaders in our community.
According to the school philosophy, stu-
dents will be encouraged to pursue individual
areas of interest in order to develop higher-level
thinking skills and the real-life application of
these skills.
IMS aims to infuse the arts as well as science
and technology into its curriculum to foster the
imagination and creativity of its students, states
the school purpose.
The Islander wish list for the Island Middle
School is:
Safety goggles for science lab.
Latex gloves.
A 75-gallon saltwater aquarium.
DVD player.
Videocassette recorder.
Cart for an overhead projector.
Three 25-inch televisions.
Video cameras.
IBM compatible laptop computers.
A 30-cup coffee maker.
Volunteer servers during lunch.
Volunteers for the beach clean-up pro-
Stools for painting class.
Video projector for art history.
Watercolors and brushes.
Artists acrylic paints.
Stands to display sculptures.
Drying rack.
A pasta.machine (for polymer clay).
Slide film.
Display mats for art shows.
Canvas or canvas boards.
Glass or ceramic tiles.
Tile mesh for installation.
Containers of all shapes for ourcommu-
nity garden.
Fertilizer for the community garden.
Any garden decorations, implements and
A loom.
A kiln.
Two potter's wheels.
Contact: Island Middle School at 778-5200.

Get in the spirit! You're invited
to join us Friday, Dec. 5,
at 5:30 p.m. for an hour of
holiday music perfonned on
our sidewalk by the
Manatee High School
Chamber Orchestra.

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The award-winning IMS Conch Fritters Band after taking a first-place trophy in the jazz category at the
World Festival Tours competition last May.

A team of IMS students created this mural on

Meals on Wheels
n addition to providing meals for
shut-ins all year on the Island and
throughout Manatee County, Meals
on Wheels is collecting small items to
brighten the season for the elderly and
On its Islander wish list are small
packages of tissues, combs, brushes,
socks, knee-high stockings, razors and
other items that can fit in a gift bag.
Contact: Ellen Campbell, 747-4655.

Two IMS soloists rehearse.

All Island Youth
A ll Island Youth is a joint ministry of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Roser
Memorial Community Church. It is
made up of Christian youths who explore issues
of life that affect them, from parents to drugs.
A special and very popular activity is the
"cookie ministry" through which young mem-
bers visit homes, sing with guitars, discuss faith
and pray together with the residents.
When they arrive they offer their hosts
cookies and flowering plants. The youngsters
and their older hosts learn from each other.
There are many other activities, including
sports, and thus the organization's Islander wish
for 2003:
Volleyballs and some volleyball standards
for the nets.
Contact: The Rev. Danith Kilts, 778-1813.


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