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Sharks still biting in Anna Maria City
By Rick Catlin
Sharks 1, Islanders 0.
Proposed discussion by the Anna Maria City
Commission of a possible ban on shark fishing
within the city didn't get a bite at the commission's
Jan. 8 workshop.
Local fishermen were prepared to throw hook, line
and sinker against such a ban, but City Attorney Jim
Dye wasn't taking the bait.
In a Dec. 29 letter to the commission and Mayor
SueLynn, Dye scored the lone goal for the sharks when
he pointed out that the State of Florida retains the
power to regulate and control saltwater fishing. A
municipality can ban fishing for health or safety rea-
sons from any property it owns, but not from state or
"Since we don't own the beaches," said Commis-
sioner Duke Miller at the Jan. 8 meeting, "I move to
drop discussion of the item from the agenda."
End of story.
The issue was brought to the commission by Miller
after a family vacationing in Anna Maria found a shark
carcass on the beach near Spruce Street and com-
plained to the city about the mess and that they were
unaware that sharks were in nearby waters.
Following that complaint, a number of fishermen
came forward to say they've been fishing from Anna
Maria's beaches for sharks for several years and no
one's ever complained before.
Local fisherman Andy Haynes said the sharks have
been around Anna Maria Island a lot longer than
people. The city could ban people from fishing for
sharks from the beach, but it couldn't ban sharks from
swimming along the beach, he said.
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Sharks unwelcome in Anna Maria
Beachgoers and boaters reported large numbers of sharks along the beaches of Anna Maria Island last July a
somewhat unusual occurrence. Robert E. Hueter, Ph.D., director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine
Laboratory, said the blacktip sharks pictured are adults about to migrate south and, typically, they're not danger-
ous. Commissioners in Anna Maria City evidently feel differently. Islander Photo: Courtesy Nate Talucci
'Road rage' complaint lodged against city official
By Paul Roat
An "intent to do violence" charge has been levied
against Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Lisa
Marie Phillips by a neighbor.
Ronald F. Ockerman filed a report with the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office Jan. 6 against Phillips.
According to the report by Deputy Michael Kenyan,
Ockerman "got into a verbal altercation" with Phillips on
22nd Street as he and his wife were driving home.
Ockerman stated "he looked in his mirror and thought he
saw [Phillips] flip him off, so he 'flipped off the driver
back," according to the report.
"At that time [Phillips]
drove around Ockerman on
the left, turned right in front
of him, cutting him off and
stopping," Kenyan contin-
ued. Phillips "got out and
began yelling at him.
Ockerman then threatened
to call the police.
"[Phillips] stated 'Go
ahead and call the police. I
am a city commissioner. I
run the police, and I run the chief,' then instructed
Ockerman to follow her because she was going to give
him a ticket. She continually yelled and carried on,
shaking her finger (middle) in victim's face, yelling,
'What's this? What's this?' Ockerman stated that be-
cause of her out-of-control manner and the fact that he
has a [pacemaker], he was placed in fear of his safety."
Ockerman referred all questions about the incident
to his attorney, David Wilcox, who said it was an ex-
ample of "road rage" and that the matter would be sent
to the state attorney's office for investigation.
"I don't have anything to say," Phillips said.
Trolley 'nuisance' under Anna Maria City noise law
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria city commissioners had their first
reading Jan. 8 of a proposed noise ordinance that is
based upon a Manatee County ordinance, but if even-
tually passed, the Manatee County Area Transit's Is-
land trolley might be the first offender.
Commissioners don't want any noisy vehicles,
such as garbage trucks, in the city before 7 a.m., but the
trolley rumbles through the quiet Anna Maria streets
just after 6 a.m. to take up its station at the City Pier
awaiting the first customers of the day.
Wouldn't the trolley be illegal in the city before 7
a.m. under this ordinance? asked Commissioner Dale
That, said City Attorney Jim Dye, is a "judgment
"Well, I hear it at 6 a.m.," said Commissioner
Duke Miller, "and I live four blocks away."
Mayor SueLynn said she understood that MCAT
was in the process of changing to quieter, gentler en-
gines on the trolleys, but it was a process that would
take several years.
She said she would contact MCAT to see if it
would consider delaying the trolley through the city
until 7 a.m.
Dye turned up his own amplifier for the commission
when he noted that the state legislature is considering a cost-
cutting move that afterJuly 1,2004, the state's attorney will
no longer prosecute municipal cases.
What that means if passed is that to enforce the law,
Anna Maria will have to provide the infrastructure to en-
force the law, including a prosecuting attorney and a defense
attorney, if the accused can't afford legal counsel.
So the city may have an unenforceable ordinance
after July 1, said Commissioner Linda Cramer.
Dye observed that the city can always use the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office to issue a breach of
peace citation for loud noise, but even the MCSO will
have the same prosecution problem after July I.
He said he could add language to the ordinance
allowing the MCSO to issue noise ordinance citations,
but the city will still face a problem of enforcement
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after July 1.
Commissioners said go ahead and rewrite the or-
dinance to allow MCSO deputies to issue citations
based upon the Anna Maria law and the city would just
have to wait and see what happens after July 1.
Home occupational permit fees
The commission also discussed a home occupa-
tional license fee ordinance, now that collection of the
occupational license tax has been suspended.
Cramer wants the commission to look at a broader
ordinance that would include a license fee for all busi-
nesses in the city, including rental properties, and also
requiring regulation and inspection by the city's build-
Dye explained that people are confusing a permit
with an occupational license tax. The OLT was a tax.
To issue a permit, the city has to provide some type of
While Commissioner Dale Woodland said he
wouldn't want anyone coming into his home and tell-
ing him what to do, Commission Chairperson John
Quam said the city needs some control to monitor
which people operate a business from a home and what
businesses are in the city.
"It's wide open now," he noted. Anybody can just
come into the city and start almost any type of business
without getting a city permit or paying a fee.
Building Official Kevin Donohue observed that, in
his experience, an occupational permit for a business
is usually associated with the municipality providing a
service such as a fire code inspection, or an inspection
to ensure the business is operating within its approved
site plan or stated purpose.
However, he added, the fee associated with such a
permit is supposed to only cover the administrative
costs of the inspections. It's not a revenue source such
as the OLT.
Dye suggested the city create an ordinance to es-
tablish a regulatory process and Cramer wanted the city
to get bids from professional planners for the entire
scope of business licensing.
But Donohue observed that if it's just 50 or 100
businesses, it's not too much more work for his depart-
ment. If the city is talking about 500 inspections annu-
ally, that's about two a day.
He suggested the city identify which type of prop-
erties and businesses would be included in the ordi-
nance, a budget amount for administration, and a fee
schedule for a license.
Great idea, Miller told Donohue. Let's have you
and city treasurer Diane Percycoe come back to the
next workshop with that information, but we'll deal
with rental properties later.
OK, said code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon,
but a number of seasonal rentals in the city are now
turning into monthly, weekly and daily rentals.
The commission had its first reading of the partial
building moratorium ordinance and agreed the mora-
torium will expire on July 1, 2004.
That should be enough time for the city to imple-
ment site-plan review procedures now being reviewed
by the planning and zoning board.
prior to the Jan.
8 city commis-
n-'t 'e ao in .t z' sioners were to
r oe .ern discuss a
possible ban on
Sn f t sharkfishing in
the city. Is-
Until the moratorium expires, no new commercial
structures can be built, in addition to single-family
houses on three or more lots, subdivisions, or develop-
ment on lots that don't have fee simple access to a pub-
The commission discussed new construction in the
retail-office-residential zone along Pine Avenue and
Dye concluded that a new commercial building would
not be allowed in that zone under the moratorium.
However, he added, repairs, renovations and im-
provements at an existing commercial building are al-
lowed as long as there is no expansion of the usable
Unfinished agenda items
Commissioners dropped discussion of a ban on
shark fishing from the agenda (see separate story), but
put off to another workshop discussion of anonymous
complaints, budget format changes, an alcohol permit
regulation system and discussion of items from previ-
ous meeting agendas that were never discussed by the
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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 14, 2004 0 PAGE 3
The question of whether the city should change
beachfront recreation zoning to residential medium-
density zoning to accommodate a homeowner's request
to add a second unit condo or duplex has once
again landed on the doormat of the Holmes Beach
Planning Commission at its Jan. 19 meeting.
On Oct. 22, the planning commission voted to rec-
ommend to the city commission that the request be
denied, but attorney Caleb Grimes came to the Decem-
ber city commission meeting representing the property
owners with an offer to amend the zoning request,
which prompted commissioners to send it back to the
At issue is beachfront property owned by Patrick
and Angelina Kabris at 101 75th St., where they have
remodeled their home on their R-2 property and added
a pool and cabana on the adjacent Rec-1 property.
The recreation-zoned property has been the subject
of previous requests from the Kabris' for development
of a clubhouse including living facilities which was
The parcel, which was purchased from Hugh
Holmes Sr., adjoins the "Cabana Club" property where
numerous area homeowners enjoy beach access and
At the previous meetings, resident concerns were
almost unanimous in that whatever might be built there
would be low profile although any new living space
would need to be elevated according to current flood
Bill Saunders, the assistant superintendent of pub-
lic works, stated that "anything can be built there as
long as it properly conforms to the particular zoning
Grimes of Grimes, Goebel, Grimes, Hawkins,
Gladfelter and Galvano stated "the changes would not
set a precedent, nor increase density or intensity. We
will address all concerns and whatever is built will be
a design to enhance the neighborhood.
"The Kabrises will stay within the guidelines and
have no intentions to ask for any height variance," he
Grimes said the rezone request is being amended
to include only that portion of the Rec- lot required for
the second unit, leaving the remainder of the lot zoned
recreation. The revision will essentially limit to two
units that which can be built on the combined lots.
Grimes also offered to add a covenant the city
can accept one but not ask for it to the proposal that
should address those concerns. The wording of the
covenant was not revealed but he said that it would be
Land-use planner Bill Brisson, who was hired by
the city to provide a report on the requested small-scale
development activity-plan amendment, took a "middle-
of-the-road" position at the first hearing before the
The requested change from recreation/open space
Bradenton Beach is goin' ring-a-ding-ding
around Bridge Street.
City commissioners last Thursday unani-
mously approved adding more of a toll to the
clock-bell tower at the foot of the city pier on
Bridge Street, agreeing to have the bell there peal
on the hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The bell previously struck 12 times at noon,
six times at 6 p.m. and once at 10 p.m., seven
days a week.
The additional toll came at the suggestion of
City Commissioner Lisa Maria Philips. "I don't
see the purpose of a bell attached to a clock if it
doesn't toll the hours," she said.
The toll change came in the wake of a 180-
Kabris rezone request
Pat and Angeline Kabris are seeking to build a second unit onto their beachfront home, which is presently
zoned for two units, at 101 75th St., Holmes Beach. They have requested a rezone to medium density (duplex)
of adjacent property presently zoned "recreation and adjoining the "Cabana Club on the beach to
facilitate their plan. Pictured: the beach at the top with lines dividing the Kabris' duplex lot, left, from the
pool and clubhouse on the recreation-zoned land, right,
zoned recreation, far right.
to medium-density residential does meet "the state's
criteria for such an amendment," Brisson said, and as
an individual action "is consistent with the city's com-
It represents a "use that is compatible in type and
scale with surrounding land uses and adjacent environ-
mentally sensitive areas.
"However," added Brisson, just because the re-
quest is consistent with the city's comprehensive plan
doesn't mean the change should "necessarily be ap-
In his opinion, "approval of the requested land-use
change would set a precedent" and likely lead to other
requests to change the land-use designation "on other
similarly situated parcels."
Brisson did note that the parcel zoned for recre-
ational open space has limited uses under the compre-
hensive plan, but could be bought by a hotel, motel,
homeowner's or condominium association and used for
recreational purposes. The comp plan allows a club-
house to be built on the property, he said.
and a portion of the adjoining Cabana Club, also
Anna Maria City
Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
City hall remodeling.
Jan. 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting on parking.
Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: Review of site plan and other issues specified
in recommended moratorium.
Jan. 21, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Jan. 21,7 p.m., city commission work session.
Jan. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., Ward 2 community meeting, Annie
Silver Community Center, Avenue C and 23rd Street.
Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., city commission work meeting.
Agenda: Selection of ad hoc committee members for
changing the city's land development code and compre-
Jan. 22, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Jan. 14, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Jan. 15. 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting -
Jan. 19, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Jan. 15, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting at Fire Station No. 1,6001 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Jan. 21, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay
Isles Road, Longboat Key.
signature petition comprising patrons of the
Bridge Tender Inn on Bridge Street favoring
more bell ringing. That petition offset another
petition presented to city commissioners, for
which about 20 people favored "no change" to
However, advocate of the "no change," Henry
Drescher, said he had no problems with the addi-
tional hourly ringing as long as the bell didn't toll
into the wee hours of the night.
The bell is a donation from the Mike Norman
family. It is a 21.5-inch diameter bronze bell,
weighing 200 pounds. The bell is stationary, but
the clapper moves to strike the bell, signaled by an
Ringin' in Bradenton Beach
PAGE 4 N JAN. 14, 2004 E THE ISLANDER
Master landscape plan for Bradenton Beach corridor
By Rick Catlin
Bradenton Beach resident Russell Moore of the
RMPK design firm presented the city's Scenic High-
way Corridor Management Entity at its Jan. 6 meeting.
with a master landscaping plan for the Gulf Drive/State
Road 789 corridor.
The plan details where the CME would like to add
landscaping, such as native plants and trees, along the
corridor, in addition to crosswalks, traffic islands and
other enhancements and improvements.
Once the master plan is approved by the city com-
mission, the CME can use it as the basis for a number
of grants which require such a plan before considering
Members thanked Moore for his volunteer contri-
bution to the CME and chairperson Judy Giovanelli
noted that Moore had undertaken the project at consid-
The CME also continued its discussion of trolley
Bob.Herrington of the Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization provided a detailed map
with pictures of the seven proposed trolley shelter lo-
Two of the locations will be privately funded,
while the CME anticipates the Manatee County Area
Transit will be able to finance the remaining locations
through a grant.
In other matters, the CME learned that the Florida
Department of Transportation enhancement grant for
the multi-use path along the west side of S.R. 789 has
been verbally approved, but the official letter has not
yet been sent to Manatee County officials.
The CME also received committee member appli-
cations from city residents Michael Pierce, former City
Commissioner Scott Barr, Tjet Martin and William
A master of a plan
Members of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee Corridor Management Entity at their Jan. 6
meeting examine the master landscaping plan for State Road 789. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Giovanelli said there might be a problem with
Martin and Shearon both being on the committee as
they are married, but she will get a ruling from the city
attorney prior to presenting the names to the city com-
mission for approval.
Anna Maria city hall renovation project stalled
By Rick Catlin
The long-awaited start of the Anna Maria City Hall
renovation may have to wait a little longer.
With an estimated budget shortfall of around
$26,000 for the project, Mayor SueLynn and City Trea-
surer Diane Percycoe were directed by a majority, of
city commissioners at their Jan. 8 workshop to find the
money from other budget items, rather than dipping
into city reserves, already at the minimum 35 percent
of the operating budget.
Trouble started when SueLynn and Percycoe in-
formed commissioners that due to some unanticipated
circumstances, the total cost was headed over the
$153,000 already in the budget and the city needs to
find about $26,000 more to cover the entire renovation
Apparently there was some confusion over
whether architect Tom O'Brien's 8 percent fee would
be included in the original $150,000 approved by the
previous commission in April 2003, or be in addition
to the total cost.
The mayor said she understood O'Brien's fee was
on top of the $150,000, while some commissioners
claimed it was supposed to be included, and if the to-
tal project cost went over budget, the mayor was to
return to the commission with those figures.
Annual Islandfest show
due in two weeks
The eighth annual Islandfest arts and crafts show
will be at the field adjacent to Holmes Beach City Hall,
5801 Marina Drive, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
The weekend event will be from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
both days, open to the public free. There is plenty of
parking, said the sponsors, Sunset Boulevard Promo-
tions of Sarasota.
Artists and crafters from 22 states as well as local
artists are anticipated to exhibit at the show, a mix of
fine art, jewelry, clothing, photography and crafts.
The Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center
will give free lectures both days on rescue and preser-
vation of wild birds and animals. Further information
is available at 379-0951.
O'Brien has already been paid $12,000 plus $4,354
in reimbursable expenses. Those expenses include
$2,500 for an air conditioning expert to fix a problem
discovered in the system after O'Brien was awarded his
That leaves only about $137,000 for the project,
while the low bid was from Southern Cross construc-
tion for $146,000.
The deficit isn't $9,000, it's nearer to $26,000,
because the city only realized recently it would have to
move out of city hall during the six months of renova-
tions and rent a double-wide trailer to conduct city
business. The cost of that trailer, the mayor said, will
be just over $16,000.
That started the fingers pointing and tongues wag-
ging, which is often the norm in Anna Maria.
Those reimbursable expenses should never had
been paid without commission approval, said Commis-
sioner Duke Miller, who said he should have read the
fine print of the architect's contract. "Shame on me."
The original $150,000 budget should have included
everything, including all the architect's fees and the
trailer rental, claimed Commissioner Dale Woodland.
"We should absolutely stay within our budget," he
added, suggesting the city go to the contractor and see
what can be built for $121,000.
That would trigger a rebid process, said City Attor-
ney Jim Dye.
Well, if the city can't stay within budget, said
Woodland, then he's ready to throw the current bids
and the money already spent "out the window," and
Commissioner Carol Ann Magill said the project
keeps getting "bigger and bigger," while Miller thought
the city might "piece-meal" portions of the renovations.
Not a good idea, responded resident Larry Albert,
the chairman of the city's capital improvements advi-
sory committee and a former contractor. The cost of
piece-mealing ajob with sub-contractors will always be
more expensive than a single contract to do all the
work, he said.
"I say go ahead, even if we have to borrow
$30,000. Nothing is going to be cheaper next year than
it is today. You are making a big mistake if you walk
away from this," observed Albert.
SueLynn agreed. "The staff and I will do whatever
the commission wants," she said, but renovating city
hall is "not a question of if, but when."
The building is deficient in a number of areas, in-
cluding compliance with the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Ad-
ministration. It has large areas of wasted space, the staff
is already out of room for storage and equipment while
some staff members have to share an office, the mayor
But commission chairperson John Quam was ada-
mantly opposed to transferring any funds from reserves
to cover the project
"Where do we get the money?" he asked.
Commissioner Linda Cramer, however, said it's
time to get something done. This project has been in the
budget for nearly four years. "Let's bite the bullet and
It's like the Jerry Reed song.
The commission has a "long way to go and a short
time to get there."
The Southern Cross bid is due to expire on Jan. 15.
The majority of commissioners agreed to have
SueLynn and Percycoe look for line-item transfers in
the budget to cover the shortfall, and the commission
will meet in special session at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 to re-
view those findings.
The mayor's efforts to find money got an immedi-
ate boost when Public Works Director George McKay
said the city has not yet purchased the new storage
building, budgeted at $10,000.
"Great," said Cramer, adding Percycoe and the
mayor can also look at the $26,000 budgeted for ther-
moplastic undercoating of projected parking spaces.
But that wasn't quite good enough for Woodland.
"I'm frustrated. Why can't we just get someone to tell
us what we could get for $120,000?"
Let's first try to see if the money can be found else-
where in the budget, replied Miller, and Quam, Magill
and Cramer agreed.
Miller even suggested the mayor look for about
$50,000. "These things always go over budget," he said
in a classic understatement.
SueLynn said she would contact Southern Cross to
see if that company would keep its bid open for an
additional two weeks.
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 14, 2004 0 PAGE 5
Hughes files civil suit for public records
By Diana Bogan
Attorney Richard Groff of Dye, Deitrich, Prather,
Petruff & St. Paul filed a civil suit against Island
Middle School Inc. and IMS Director Kelly Parsons
Jan. 8 in Manatee County Circuit Court on behalf of
ousted Island Middle School Director Gary Hughes.
Groff is seeking action to compel IMS to provide
public records requested Dec. 8, 2003, by Hughes from
In a letter to Parsons, Hughes requested copies of
the personnel files for all IMS teachers past and
present, including himself and Parsons. He also re-
quested copies of IMS board meeting minutes dating
back to July 2003, including any notes taken by board
members at the meetings.
Finally Hughes requested all written documenta-
tion of conversations between parents and board mem-
bers, including dates, names of the parents and employ-
According to court documents, Parsons verbally
informed Hughes she would not provide all of the re-
quested materials and would have to obtain some of it
from the employee leasing company utilized by IMS.
On Jan. 5, Hughes received only the minutes to board
meetings and was not given a reason nor were any stat-
utes or exemptions provided for the omitted docu-
Count two of the suit requests that a judgment be
made settling a dispute over each party's rights. The
dispute questions whether Hughes has the right to be
on school grounds for any lawful purpose.
According to Hughes' complaint, Parsons ordered
him in December not to set foot on IMS property and
that she would have him arrested if he trespassed there.
According to court documents, on Dec. 12 Parsons
filed a petition for protection from Hughes for repeat
violence against her, alleging Hughes had stalked her
and harassed IMS students.
In her complaint Parsons states she has warned
Hughes three times he is not to be on campus. She
claims that on the morning of Dec. 12 Hughes stopped
by the administrative office and Parsons asked her as-
sistant to call 911, while she escorted Hughes to his car.
Parsons previously stated to The Islander, that she
chose to call 911 to safeguard the school safety zone,
which is defined by state statutes as being in, on or
within 500 feet of any real property owned by or leased
to any public or private school or school board.
According to the statute, any person who does not
have legitimate business in the school safety zone or
any other authorization, license or invitation to enter or
remain in the school safety zone must leave if asked to
do so by the principal or other designee.
The director can ask a person to leave the school zone
if he or she believes the trespasser will commit a crime or
is engaged in harassment or intimidation of students.
In her petition, Parsons claims Hughes has been on
campus at least twice and has been seen talking to and
upsetting students. She also alleged that Hughes has
been seen staring at her in a threatening manner and
overheard making threats against her at public events.
In her petition, Parsons requested Hughes be barred
from the school and from the school's IMS Conch Frit-
ter Band events. Her petition was dismissed without a
hearing because it failed to establish that Parsons has
been the victim of repeated violence.
Hughes alleges the statements made by Parsons in
her petition are false. Hughes states he was on IMS
property to make his public records request Dec. 8, and
to pay for those copies Dec. 12.
Parsons has stated in the past that she believes it is
not appropriate for an employee who has been termi-
nated to come back on the property. "If they have le-
gitimate business it can be done through the mail. It's
not necessary to be on campus," she said.
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5414 Marina Drive,
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Savings or ruin?
There's been a lot of talk of late about a "savings
For the record, a savings clause is legalese for a pro-
vision that allows relief from an ordinance or statute.
In Holmes Beach, a savings clause is being pro-
posed to get the city and for now one property
owner out of a sticky situation.
That savings clause will be applied to what now
exists in the land development code regarding "lots of
record." It will "save" the property owner from meet-
ing some criteria.
In the city's LDC, lots are required to be a certain
size and width. IE: You own a vacant duplex lot that
is 60 feet by 145.2 feet. It's required to be 80 feet wide
and be a minimum of 8,712 square feet. You meet the
requirement for total area, but your lot isn't wide
enough. You can build a single-family home, because
the comp plan allows that no one be deprived of the use
of their property.
Or, you own a piece of property in the R-4 zone
and you want to build a quadraplex. Insufficient width?
You can build a single-family home.
You own property in the A-I multi-family district and
it's not the required size, but the LDC says you can't build
a single-family home in the A-l district. Problem?
Not considering the comp plan trumps the LDC.
You can build a single-family home.
The city attorney said recently the omission of this
savings clause from the 1989 comp plan may have been
inadvertent. That attorney who had to recuse from
the issue for a conflict of interest has tainted the
picture and commissioners have taken up the rhetoric.
We take exception to the implication there was an
omission and challenge city officials to review the
minutes of those long-ago meetings. It's just as likely
planners in 1989 omitted the language that would al-
low greater development on nonconforming lots delib-
erately in an effort to hold back "over" development
in the city.
This goes along the lines of thinking at that time to
constrain future growth by limiting both motels and
condominiums to 10 units per acre.
Enacting the proposed lot-of-record savings clause
will open Pandora's Box and add more than 1,000 resi-
dential units to the city greater than the development
proposed by Arvida for Perico Island which the.city
is litigating to prevent.
Is that hypocrisy what we want for Holmes Beach?
SLICK By Egan
Away with ban
I have addressed the following letter to John Quam,
chairman, Anna Maria City Commission:
Regarding banning shark fishing on the beaches of
Anna Maria, my discussions with a few of the fisher-
men affected by the proposed ban evoked the follow-
1. Anna Maria's only public park with a swimming
area is centered between two of the greatest sources of
"chum" on the Island: The Rod & Reel Pier and the
City Pier. When sheepshead and mackerel are at their
peak, hundreds of carcasses are dropped into the wa-
ter from both piers daily. Yet no one I spoke to can
recall a single incident of shark bite at Bayfront Park.
And, thankfully, no one has proposed a ban on clean-
ing fish at the piers or a ban on swimming in the park.
2. Some of the surf fishermen at Bean Point set up
a "meat" rod with a ladyfish or half ladyfish for bait.
Sometimes they'll catch a cohia; sometimes they'll
catch a small shark instead. How would you legislate
3. On some days, several fishermen will show up
at Bean Point. The net effect of 30 or more fishermen
tossing bait into the water is probably no less than the
effect of one individual chumming. Are we going to
limit the number of fishermen on the beach so we don't
introduce too much shark attraction in a given area?
4. A time-proven technique for catching snook is
to toss shiners for a few minutes to get the snooks' at-
tention. In effect, chumming. If you're banning chum-
ming, please word the ban carefully. There's no sense
in making outlaws of sensible fishermen.
5. If you're going to outlaw chumming from the
beach, you're unfairly targeting such fishermen. Are
you also going to outlaw chumming from boats? After
all, lots of fishermen in boats fish within casting dis-
tance of the shoreline. And a shark can't tell the differ-
ence between chum from a boat and chum from the
6. Every surf fisherman I know knows someone
who's had a stringer of fish tied to his waist who's
had that stringer targeted by a shark. It's happened
more than once at Bean Point. Are we going to out-
law using stringers? Obviously, they attract sharks.
On Jan. 5, 2004, my 9-year-old daughter and I
fished on Bean Point for about four hours. We
caught 15 whiting, three ladyfish, one flounder, one
stingray and 27 sharks a mix of 22 bonnetheads,
four blacktips and a sand shark. None of the sharks
exceeded 30 inches. We kept nine whiting; every-
thing else we released. Our bait: sand fleas (mole
crabs) and cut shrimp. Not an ounce of chum from
either of us.
The waters around Anna Maria are loaded with
sharks. Fishermen catch them whether they target
them or not, because they're there. It's nafve to think
banning chumming or banning shark fishing is go-
ing to decrease the number of sharks in swimming
We don't ban alcohol because of a few disorderly
drinkers. We don't ban dogs because of a few irrespon-
sible owners. We don't ban cars because of a few reck-
less drivers. And we shouldn't ban shark fishing be-
cause of a couple of uneducated fishermen.
The commission needs to determine what the issue
is. If it's the safety of the swimming public, then out-
law swimming and/or post shark warnings at the each
entrances. If we're offended by the sight of a carcass
on the beach, then ban leaving carcasses on the beach.
But don't make criminals out of decent law-abiding
people by imposing some knee-jerk ban on shark fish-
ing because, to the uninformed, sharks by their very
nature seem dangerous and evil and people who target
them must be even more so.
The offense that precipitated the proposed ban re-
quires no action. No serious crime was committed. I
ask the commission to please show wisdom and re-
straint. Do nothing.
Harry Stoltzfus, Anna Maria
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T1HE1 i EST
by Rick Catlin
Unusual journey for
Holmes Beach veteran
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
says he "didn't do a hell of a lot to save this country"
during World War II, although Maloney is a WWII
"I was lucky, but at the same time I'm a bit embar-
rassed that I never got overseas to fight," said the popu-
Maloney expected to be sent to the Pacific Theater
for the invasion of Japan when he joined the U.S. Army
after graduating from high school in Teaneck, N.J., in
He would eventually get to Japan, but not for an-
other 25 years, and then in a career that he never could
have imagined when he enlisted.
"I couldn't wait to get overseas when I joined,"
said Maloney, but first, the Army sent him to the Uni-
versity of Delaware for engineer training.
Eventually, Maloney was trained in field commu-
nications for the Signal Corps and was ready to be
shipped out to Japan, but the war ended in August
He was then ordered to the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point, N.Y., where his job was to teach cadets
how to set up and use field telephone equipment.
It was only a summer class, and when it was over,
he was the only soldier who was "attached but unas-
signed" to West Point.
He basically had nothing to do, until one day his
commanding officer, Colonel Cantrell, called him in
and ordered him to start and run a newspaper for West
Point. The Point had a magazine called The Pointer, but
Cantrell wanted a real newspaper.
"I had no idea what to do," said Maloney. "I told
him I had no training for that job and he just laughed
and said that I wouldn't be able to say that to him at this
time next year."
Armed with absolutely no newspaper knowledge,
Private First Class Don Maloney rounded up a couple
of buddies, one in the band and the other in the horse
calvary, and got them to write a few stories about their
He then headed to the Enterprise Press in
Peeksville, N.Y., where he got a quick education in
how to be a newspaper editor.
"It was real on-the-job training," said Maloney
with his trademark Irish laugh.
"But the great thing was that I was pretty much on
my own. We got a few stories together and some art
work and published the first PointerView newspaper.
I've still got a copy of that first issue."
One advantage of being editor of the PointerView
was that Maloney got passes to the press box for the
West Point football games, a privilege not normally
given to a PFC.
Those were the days when Heisman Trophy win-
ners Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis ruled the gridiron
for the cadets, and Maloney remembers how proud his
dad was of him when he got him into the press box for
But there was a downside to all the freedom
Maloney enjoyed running the PointerView. Because
there was no military specialty for a newspaper editor,
Maloney couldn't get promoted, and remained a PFC
until his discharge in 1947.
"I had zero experience and it was a stupid assign-
ment, but it turned into my living," observed Don.-
After leaving the Army, he headed to Syracuse
University where he decided to study journalism.
By now, "I had the background for journalism and
that's what I wanted to do."
At Syracuse, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps re-
serve because "everyone said there was going to be
another war," but nothing happened during his colle-
He was discharged from the Marines in April 1950,
just two months before the Korean War broke out.
By then, Maloney was married, so it didn't bother
him too much that he missed that conflict.
He worked in journalism for a few years in the
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My point of view
Holmes Beach City Commissioner and World War II
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PointerView newspaper that he started for the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point while just a Private
First Class in the U.S. Army. On the cover of the
paper is a picture of PFC Don Maloney handing
West Point Commandant Maj. Gen. Maxwell Taylor
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Anna Maria City paving battle continues
By Rick Catlin
There's been little progress in settling the dispute
between Anna Maria and contractor APAC over the
allegedly shoddy paving performance on Oak and Tar-
pon avenues done by the company.
Tom Wilcox of Baskerville-Donovan Inc. told the
capital improvements advisory committee at its Jan. 7
meeting that he is continuing to meet with APAC rep-
resentatives to resolve the issue.
The city has not paid the $30,000-plus owed to
APAC for the paving because Wilcox contends APAC
failed to place a tack coat of asphalt on the roads. As a
result, the streets have buckled and slid in some places,
creating a "washboard" effect, he claims.
APAC has countered with several options it says
can solve the problems, but the company wants the city
to cough up 50 percent of the repair cost.
Wilcox, however, is sticking with the original con-
tract which called for the tack coat.
APAC has claimed that new Florida Department of
Transportation paving regulations don't require a tack
coat, but Wilcox isn't buying that defense. He said the
contract with APAC was "piggy-backed" with an
APAC contract with Manatee County which fell under
the old DOT requirements.
"So, we think the city is in good position" on that
legal issue, he said.
He said BDI will continue to tell APAC that it can't
authorize payment of the contract until the work is done
right at no further expense to the city.
"We'll see where that goes, but I think it will come
to some resolution on their part," Wilcox observed.
He also noted that at a recent workshop he and
Public Works Director George McKay attended in
Tampa with DOT officials, they learned that most
bridge repair projects in Florida now include a zinc-
oxide protectant to slow rebar rusting and saltwater
intrusion. The zinc adds about 10 years to the life of
a bridge, DOT officials said at the meeting.
That's an additional expense BDI had not placed
in its $130,000 estimate to the city for bridge repairs,
but Wilcox said it's not a DOT requirement.
He suggested that the city get bids on the
planned bridge repairs both with and without the zinc
The committee also discussed its Jan. 21
worksession with the city commission to review the
capital improvements priority list the CIAC and BDI
compiled last year for the commission.
The list was based upon a points system, not costs
The top six projects on the list are:
Pine Avenue/Crescent Drive outfall improve-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
New York area after graduation, then discovered there
was more money in advertising sales and marketing
and went into that side of the business.
Eventually, Don worked for a company that sent
him to Japan for seven years. There, he learned the lan-
guage and culture, and began writing a weekly column
for a Tokyo newspaper. While in Japan, Don wrote
seven books, including three in Japanese.
He retired in 1986 and moved to Holmes Beach in
Driver safety program
on Island next week
The AARP's driver safety refresher course
for drivers 50 and older will be on Anna Maria
Island Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22-23, and res-
ervations are being taken now.
The course will be from noon-4 p.m. at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Advance registration is required
South Drive/South Bay Boulevard flood relief
North Shore Drive drainage improvements
Pine Avenue to Spring Avenue drainage im-
South Bay Boulevard between Magnolia and
Loquat drainage improvements ($40,000).
Spring Avenue from Gulf Drive to South Bay
Boulevard drainage improvements ($150,000).
The CIAC and city commission will attempt to
come up with one or two projects from the list the city
can implement this year with the estimated $70,000
remaining in the capital improvements budget for
1992. His daughter, Barbara Sato, and her family al-
ready lived on Anna Maria Island, and Don and wife
Sarah fell in love with the Island.
"So, I've been lucky and blessed, but also a little
embarrassed that I didn't get sent overseas to fight. I
was ready and wanted to go, but it just didn't work
Don never could have foreseen, however, that this
"stupid little assignment" to start a newspaper at West
Point would turn into his life's work and send him to
Japan as he had wanted when he joined the U.S. Army.
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Southern Cross Construction Co. of Sarasota was
approved by Anna Maria's city hall selection commit-
tee as the company to perform city hall renovations
after the committee met Jan. 8 and reviewed all five
bids presented to the city in December.
Southern Cross had submitted the low bid of
$146,555 for the project, but committee approval was
not based entirely on price.
The committee looked at a number of factors, in-
cluding qualifications, experience, prior complaints,
bond and insurance information and references.
Committee member and architect Gene Aubry said
it appears the city "has a low bidder who is completely
qualified. They are capable of doing the job."
Tom O'Brien, the city's architect for the planned
project and also a committee member, said he's worked
with Southern Cross before and the company seems
competent and conscientious.
In its bid, Southern Cross says it will have a con-
struction supervisor on site daily.
Aubry, however, suggested that if the city commis-
sion gives the go-ahead for the project (see related
story), the committee will sit down with Southern
Cross representatives at a "pre-signing conference" and
go over all the details of the contract, including super-
vision, before giving the mayor approval to sign the
"We need to ensure Southern Cross has a full and
complete understanding of what's expected of them
from their bid," added O'Brien.
"It's also about getting into a relationship and trust-
ing each other," said Aubry.
O'Brien will visit the site at various times to ensure
the company is remodeling city hall according to his
plans, while Anna Maria Building Official Kevin
Donohue will be at the project daily to ensure construc-
tion is conforming to expectations and the city's build-
Mayor SueLynn will now ask the city commission
for approval to begin final negotiations with Southern
Construction is expected to take about six months.
Southern Cross Construction was incorporated in
July 1988 and has a Class A Florida general
contractor's license. The company's chief executive
officer is John Proctor.
Second Island mayor
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore is recu-
perating following surgery Friday for a herniated
"I'm recovering at home, off for two weeks,
and I'm able to walk," she said. "The good news
is that there was a bone fragment on the nerve and
the doctor said my symptoms should be allevi-
Whitmore said it was all due to a Nov. 6 inci-
dent when her husband Andre Renard was in the
hospital for prostate cancer surgery. "I picked up
his bag and felt a pop. On Dec. 1, it was much
worse" and Whitmore went to the hospital.
Whitmore announced at a city commission
meeting last week that following attempts at
therapy alternatives, she would have the surgery.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie had
followup surgery in December related to prostate
cancer surgery in July and is again back at work.
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p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. The 43-piece band is the largest and most versatile unit of the Air Force bands, with a
repertoire that ranges from classical overtures to Sousa marches to Broadway show tunes, popular music,
movie themes and patriotic favorites. Because parking is limited, the Center is encouraging concertgoers to
utilize the trolley and stop off at Pine Avenue and Crescent Drive for a one-block walk to the Center at 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Moore and winning youths
address historical society
A longtime newsman and two winning high school
students will share the program of the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20.
The session will be at 2 p.m. at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. It is free
and open to the public.
Don Moore, publisher of the original Islander
newspaper on the Island from 1966-80, will tell of his
early experiences here. Kimberly Kuizon of Holmes
Beach, a junior at Manatee High School, and Gage
Essman of Bradenton, a St. Stephen's Episcopal School
student, will discuss their projects that won the
society's Manatee County History Fair awards.
Moore attended the Island elementary school when
it was a one-room facility on Magnolia Avenue, and
was in the first graduating class at the new school in
He started newspapering as a part-time police re-
porter for the Bradenton Herald when he graduated
from high school, then helped open the Bradenton of-
fice of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in 1959, then left
to attend journalism school at the University of Florida
and, on graduation in 1963, became chief of the Tampa
Tribune's Bradenton bureau.
In 1966, he became editor and part owner of the Is-
lander, later becoming publisher. He sold it to the New
York Times in 1980 and eventually went to a group of bi-
weekly newspapers headquartered in Venice.
Since slowing down because of heart problems, he
has concentrated on a veterans column and war stories
for the Charlotte Sun, which he has compiled into "War
Tales." It is for sale at the society's Island Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Further information may be obtained by calling
Interactive mystery story
comes to Sun House
The Sun House restaurant in Bradenton Beach will
host its second interactive murder mystery dinner from
7-9:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Jan. 15.
Dead Comedy will provide entertainment and a
special menu is planned for the $60 evening at the res-
taurant, 100 Bridge St.
Later in the month "A Gastronomic Affair" will
see a four-course menu including wine tasting cour-
tesy of the newly reopening Vinjavagar. Scheduled for
6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, the cost will be $35 per person.
Reservations may be made and information ob-
tained at 792-1122.
Center fitness programs
still have openings
Openings still exist for ongoing exercise pro-
grams at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Resist-a-Ball workouts using exercise balls
meet 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesday with Sherry
Fideler as instructor. It is non-impact and suitable
for all ages, said the Center. BYOB bring your
own ball. Cost is $7 for members, $9 for non-
Mixed movement dance/exercise to music
with instructor Maureen Dye meets 9-10 a.m.
Friday, $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers.
Line dancing meets 10:30 a.m.-noon with
Bunny Burton as teacher. Cost is $3 for mem-
bers, $4 for nonmembers.
Fur-ther information may be obtained by call-
ing the Center at 778-1908.
Anna Maria Island Garden Club
to meet Jan. 21
The Anna Maria Island Garden Club will meet at
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Patricia Bonarek will speak on and demonstrate
the art of Japanese flower arranging. Further infor-
mation may be obtained from Priscilla Seewald at
First 'Musical Morning'
The first of two "Musical Mornings" in West
Bradenton is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20,
and tickets are on sale now through the Manatee Sym-
Music will be by the Florida Wind Quartet of the
Florida West Coast Symphony at the home of Gene and
Helene Noble, 4719 61st Ave. Terrace W., in the El
Conquistador development in Bradenton.
Tickets at $10 may be obtained from Audrey
Coleman at 360-1541.
Second of the "Musical Mornings" will be March
23 featuring the symphony's Florida Brass Quintet at
the Tidy Island Clubhouse, 139 Tidy Island Blvd.,
Coleman warned that the "Musical Mornings"
were sold out last year, so reservations are necessai,
Kanda Kuper Haslem
Kanda Kuper Haslem, 53, of Longboat Key, died
Born in Jasper, Ind., Ms. Haslem moved to Mana-
tee County from Indianapolis, Ind., in 1996. She was an
interior designer. She was a graduate of the University
of Chicago/Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She was
involved in Toys for Tots. She attended St. Mary's Star
of the Sea Catholic Church, Longboat Key, and St.
Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at the
church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238, or St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church,
4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL 34228.
She is survived by mother Marie Kuper of Jasper;
stepdaughter Ann Marie of Indianapolis; stepson Mark
of Indianapolis; sisters Linda Kristoff of Carmel, Ind.,
and Pam Wright of Edwardsville, Ill.; brother Gary
Kuper of Dale, Ind.; and two step-grandchildren.
Kathleen 'Kay' Griffee
Kathleen "Kay" Griffee Williams Lockhart, 79, of
Holmes Beach and Wisconsin, died Nov. 8.
Born in Clark, N.D., Mrs. Lockhart was a longtime
resident of Duluth, Minn. She was a graduate of St.
Mary's School of Nursing in Minneapolis. She was a
member of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in
Duluth and St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach. She was a member of several medical auxilia-
ries, the Junior League of Duluth, the Key Royale Golf
Club in Holmes Beach and the Bradenton Country
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 19
at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary
School, 2802 E. Fourth St., Duluth MN 55812.
She is survived by sons Bruce Williams of Berke-
ley, Calif., Stephen Williams of Solon Springs, Wis.,
Jeffery Williams of Evergreen, Colo., Timothy Will-
iams of Sartell, Minn.; daughters Ann Bussey of
Duluth and Kathleen Lee of Minnetonka, Minn.; sister
Jean Ries of Reno, Nev.; seven stepchildren; and 25
Margaret Ann Ennis Loizeaux
Margaret Ann Ennis Loizeaux, 71, of Anna Maria,
died Jan. 6.
Mrs. Loizeaux was a registered nurse who prac-
ticed in Philadelphia, Pa., and a homemaker. She was
a graduate of Cornell University and the New York
Hospital in New York. She was a member of Sigma
Theta Tau International Honorary Nursing Society, the
Audubon Society and Southern Poverty Law Center.
Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for
Humanity, 2067 Constitution Blvd., Sarasota FL
She is survived by husband Alfred; daughters
Nancy Ann of New Castle, Wash., and Jane Alice of
Lowell, Mass.; and son Donald Drew of Charlotte,
Philip Pearlman, 78, of Bradenton, died Jan. 8.
Born in Omaha, Neb., Mr. Pearlman moved to
Bradenton from New Jersey in 1993. He was a retired
director on aging in Union County, N.J. He served in
the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Marshall Islands.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of
He is survived by wife Ellen; son Bill of
Melbourne; daughters Elizabeth Zerr of South Dakota,
Susan of Nashville, Tenn., and Jane of New Jersey;
stepson Jim Hollander of Israel; brother Ted of Florida;
sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jane and Larry Hol-
lander of Holmes Beach; and nine grandchildren.
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He is survived by wife of 59 years Evelyn; sons
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and Patrick D. of Bedford, Texas; daughter Evelyn L.
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Sun rising on Holmes Beach boat slip ownership
By Rick Catlin
There's bad news for the people who think they
own boat slips in the Sunrise subdivision boat basin
near 27th Street and 28th Street in Holmes Beach.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff told city commis-
sioners at their Jan. 6 meeting that her firm did a com-
plete title search to determine the origin of the recorded
deeds that property owners have to the boat slips.
The title search uncovered "no deed directly from
the developer for any boat slip in that basin."
In other words, the city owns the property, despite
the fact the owners have used and maintained the boat
slips for the past 40-plus years, or more, and many have
quit-claim deeds to the property.
That's the bad news.
The good news is the city doesn't want the prop-
erty, said Commissioner Roger Lutz. It wants to legally
sell the property in question to those who have a right-
The city doesn't want the liability associated with
owning the property where the boat docks are located,
"We are not trying to take away any boat slip,"
Lutz added. "If it's legally ours, we want to put it in
your name," he told property owners, "so that you can
repair it and pay the insurance."
The ownership issue only came to light after the
seawall in the area began to crumble and the city had
to pay for repairs.
The problem now, added Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger, is "Who has priority?" to a boat dock.
First things first, said Petruff. "The city does not
own the docks," just the land where they are located.
Petruff suggested Building Official Bill Saunders
inspect the boat basin, take pictures of the existing
slips, establish their number and location and report
back to the commission.
Based upon that information, the commission can
then begin advertising over a specific time frame such
as six months for all people with an ownership claim
to register with the city. The commission, however,
will have to make a policy decision on what to accept
as a claim of "ownership." Problems could arise if there
are more "claims" than boat slips.
Some property owners have sold their deeds to
boat slips to non-area residents, she observed.
Establishing an ownership priority list is going to
be a complex issue, Bohnenberger said.
In other complex issues, the commission agreed it
wanted to remove itself from the appeal process for
board of adjustment decisions.
Commissioners directed Petruff to draw up lan-
guage to amend the city codes so that appeals of BOA
decisions, like code enforcement board decisions, go
directly to the circuit court.
"Take us out of the loop," said Bohnenberger.
Indoor air quality
In what may yet be another legal issue requiring a
"special counsel," Public Works Director Joe Duennes
told the commission there could be a serious mold
problem within city hall and the air conditioning sys-
He asked for advice on whether to hire a firm spe-
cializing in mold cleanup and removal or go for litiga-
tion against the contractor.
Petruff said the city would need an outside coun-
sel specializing in such issues to assess that situation.
It might be more cost effective to just clean up the
problem, rather than litigate, she suggested.
Lutz said he knows of an attorney specializing in
such litigation and he'll get some analysis from that
firm for the next meeting.
In the meantime, the commission asked Duennes
to get some estimates from companies that perform
mold removal and cleanup.
Whitmore asked the commission if it would be
interested in obtaining a grant to purchase the Tidemark
property for the city, now that Regions Bank has fore-
closed on the first mortgage.
Commissioner Don Maloney said the mayor
should pursue the issue because he's concerned about
who might buy the property.
If a new owner doesn't want a hotel/condo/marina,
they might decide on a McDonald's restaurant, he sug-
Haas-Marten said she had spoken with Tidemark
developer Nick Easterling and he assured her he would
have a new financing arrangement in place before the
property is put up for auction by the bank on Feb. 12.
"Well, we've heard that before," said Maloney.
By all means, go find out about a grant, Lutz sug-
gested to Whitmore.
High water mark
The commission also dealt with a draft ordinance
to modify the setback requirement for coastal building
and development and to add a definition of the mean
high water mark.
Saunders told the commission the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection now requires that no
construction take place within 50 feet of the coastal
construction control line, often called the erosion con-
trol line, while the city code still calls for no construc-
tion within 100 feet of the mean high-water mark.
Petruff noted the ordinance should apply only to
coastal construction on the Gulf of Mexico, not along
The draft ordinance will be revised and brought
back to the February commission workshop.
Commissioners also approved a draft ordinance
allowing restaurants to add up to eight seats for outdoor
dining without providing the city with a revised site
The move is intended to aid some restaurants in the
city affected by the state-wide ban on indoor smoking.
The ordinance was sent to the planning commis-
sion for public hearing and comment.
In a move designed to eliminate rooming and
boarding houses, the commission agreed to send
comments to Petruff on revising the appropriate city
The issue, claimed Bohnenberger, is that there are
a few single-family homes where the owners are rent-
ing bedrooms as a boarding house.-
Tour of historic Cortez .
Five outstanding homes with intriguing histories
will be opened to the public in the Cortez Village His-
toric Homes Tour March 27-28.
All of them are on the National Historic Register,
said Linda Molto, Cortezian who is spokesperson for
the tour and for the silent auction scheduled the same
days in the village.
"We scheduled the events for late March to assure
ourselves of the best possible chance for good
weather," she said.
The homes will not necessarily be "spiffed up" for
tour visitors, she said, but will welcome the guests "as
is," lived in every day, kids and pets and all.
Tour tickets are on sale now for $12 each. The
price will rise to $15 on the days of the tour. Those who
pay for tickets on the Saturday tour may return Sunday,
bringing a guest free, she said.
The auction will be "one big party" on the same days,
she said. It will be at the Cortez Community Center, 4523
123rd St. Ct. Many donated items already are in the cen-
ter, more are promised and still more are being sought.
"There will be a lot of surprises, both in the auc-
tion and the home tour," she promised. The tour is
sponsored by the Cortez Village Historical Society, the
auction by the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage.
Each house on the tour will have a storyboard at its
front, detailing its history and even the finer points of
its construction in some cases, she said.
The homes are:
The Fulford house, occupied now by Mary
Fulford Green, who was born in the house. It is at the
south end of 123rd Street on Sarasota Bay across from
the family's Fulford Fish House, which played such a
part in Cortez history.
The home of Joyce and Ken Walker, newly refur-
bished and enlarged on 121 st Street Court.
Gigi and Ricky Ortwein's home on 124th.Street
Court, the only stone house in the village, with an out-
. - .. . .
Mike Sabatino, left, lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis division that includes Manatee County, inducted three
new members into the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at a dinner at Cafe on the Beach. The new members
are, from left, Julia Winters, Floyd Winters and Larry Fowler.
standing tree dock and cottage.
SThe former ice cream parlor on 123rd Street
Street Court, "the Mamie Fulford house," where the
tour is to end.
Court re-created as a home by Adam and Mariann For further information about both events and to
Norman Ellis. donate items to the silent auction, call 704-0996 or 704-
Wendy and Albert Gagne's home on 121st 8598.
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 14, 2004 0 PAGE 13
Holmes Beach again needs 'special counsel'
By Rick Catlin
Holmes Beach has a contracted city attorney, but
following the latest recusement of the law firm of Dye,
Deitrich, Prather, Petruff and St. Paul at the city
commission's Jan. 6 meeting from yet another issue,
the city again needs "special counsel" for legal advice.
The city already has two "special counsels" provid-
ing legal advice on issues the Dye Deitrich law firm has
previously recused itself from.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners
that the firm was recusing itself from advising the city
on an appeal of the building official's denial of a build-
ing permit for property at 106 74th St.
Petruff said the firm received two fax messages
Jan. 6 raising the "conflict of interest issue."
One of the faxes came from attorney John Shubin,
who represents a plaintiff in an action against the city
that Dye Deitrich has recused itself from.
Shubin claimed the appeal matter was similar to his
case and Petruff said it's a serious matter when some-
one raises the conflict of interest issue. The firm
"doesn't want to put the city commission in a situation
that may subject your decision to further appeal. It's not
fair to the city," she said.
At issue is a June 2002 letter Jim Dye, as city at-
torney, wrote to attorney Steve Thompson, who repre-
sents the property owners, in which Dye offered legal
advice to Thompson, but the commission said it never
asked Dye to give any advice in the matter.
From that letter, Thompson claims, his clients pur-
chased the property, then were denied a building per-
mit for lack of frontage.
When the city adopted a new land development
code in 1989, it did not include a "savings clause," an
exception to its ordinance, that would have resolved the
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said it's no se-
cret that the commission is in the process of adopting
a "savings clause," and he wanted the appeal tabled
until the savings clause is approved.
The 2003-04 Holmes Beach budget has
$106,000 set aside for "professional services" that
include legal fees, both for special counsel and the
The budgeted fees also include those for land
planners, such as Bill Brisson, who is currently
assisting the city in a land-use issue, and other
professionals the city might employ on an as-
That $106,000 figure, however, will likely be
exceeded and the commission will have to dip
into the $50,000 in its contingency account to
cover the mounting cost of legal advice.
Since the fiscal year began Oct. 1, the city has
received legal bills of $10,311 from special coun-
sel David Perssons and $29,219 from Dye
Deitrich, leaving just $66,500 in this year's bud-
get for professional services.
For the fiscal year 2002-03 that ended Sept.
Commissioner Roger Lutz, himself an attorney,
noted that this is related to the Shubin- Davis matter,
but there are differences.
At the same time, Lutz wondered whether or not
Dye's comments in the June 2002 letter are legally
binding on the city since the city never asked Dye for
an opinion, just Thompson.
Great, said Mayor Carol Whitmore. "Do we need
yet another attorney?" just to provide that legal opin-
"Well, we are in for a rough 10 years" of legal is-
sues, replied Lutz. "We are past the question of are we
going to be sued."
Commissioners eventually agreed to continue the
appeal and retain another "special counsel" to advise
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$105,462 for legal services and litigation.
Special counsel Greg Hootman, representing
Holmes Beach through the Florida League of Cit-
ies in the lawsuit filed Aug. 19, 2003, against the
city and Frank Davis by attorney John Shubin on
behalf of his clients, Coloney and McLean, pre-
sented the city with legal bills totalling $18,782,
just for work "performed" up to Sept. 30, the end
of the fiscal year.
With other professional services also paid
during that budget year, the city had to transfer
$38,000 to the already-budgeted $107,000 for
such services to cover all the expenses.
Hootman has not billed the city since Septem-
ber for any work on the lawsuit.
Special counsel Mark Singer likewise has not
yet submitted any bills to the city for legal ser-
them on the matter and settled on Mark Singer, a
Sarasota attorney representing the city's code enforce-
ment board in a matter against the Alamanda Villa
condominiums that the Dye Deitrich law firm also
recused itself from.
Thompson said his clients were not opposed to a
continuation and Commission Chairperson Sandy
Haas-Marten placed the matter on the Feb. 10 commis-
sion meeting agenda.
The Dye Deitrich law firm has also recused itself from
a height variance request by William Greer of the La Casa
Costiera condominiums, in addition to the aforementioned
variance and site-plan review for Frank Davis, owner of
property at 5622 Gulf Drive, and the subsequent lawsuit
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Grief, loss handled with grace at AME
By Diana Bogan
Grief and loss are not part of the day-to-day school
curriculum, but if students at Anna Maria Elementary
School experience a traumatic event, they are in caring
Although two students who tragically lost their
parents during winter vacation have not returned to
school, the former classmates and the school have
worked toward finding closure.
There were several factors which AME Guidance
Counselor Cindi Harrison and AME Principal Kathy
Hayes had to consider in determining how to handle a
tragedy that carried an impact in the greater community.
The Manatee County School District's Student Ser-
vices Department has counseling support teams of guid-
ance counselors, psychologists and social workers that re-
spond to a school in times of crisis.
Harrison and Hayes considered whether or not a
team would need to be called to help AME students
work through the loss of two members of the school
Because the incident affecting those children hap-
pened over the holiday break and other parents had a
week before school started up again to address it, it was
decided a crisis team would not be needed on campus.
Hayes said when an issue arises, she considers
whether the impact has been on the entire school com-
munity, an individual or class, the intensity of the situ-
ation, the student exposure to the trauma and the time
Hayes said the school would have responded dif-
ferently if the students whose parents died tragically
had returned to AME immediately following the inci-
Since a week had passed, Hayes had an opportu-
nity to meet with teachers and discuss how to identify
difficulties and handle inquiries among the student
body regarding the holiday tragedy.
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as interrupted sleep patterns, becoming clingy, or con-
cerned with their own well being.
Hayes added that adults also need to be careful in
how they answer questions. She noted that what adults
tell young children about death and loss shapes the way
they view it as adults. A simple example is not to tell
a kindergartner that the person went to sleep because
it could trigger a fear of sleeping.
Hayes also said she has had parents who didn't
want their child to know what happened and children
whose parents had discussed all the details of the situ-
Sation, therefore she sent a letter home to parents ask-
ing that those students who know about the incident not
discuss it with other students.
Harrison said the twins' former classmates have
prepared letters and cards wishing them well in their
"It allows them to feel they dealt with it and that
there are happy things to consider," Harrison said. "Ex-
periencing grief and loss is a good thing.
"I feel proud of the way we give support to our
youngsters," Harrison said. "We all try to take care of
each other. It's been a good week."
Harrison said most cases of loss that come through
her office only affect an individual, ranging from the
death of a pet, coping with an illness in the family, or
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Depending on the type of loss, Harrison said,
sometimes the student's classmates will become in-
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For example, she said, several years ago a student
who attended AME as a fourth-grader while staying
with relatives on the Island lost her mother to cancer.
Harrison said the class planted a memorial tree for the
"Even though she was only here a year,.she comes
back to visit," Harrison said. "Now a 10th-grader, she
was recently on campus and I shared photos of her
when we planted the tree. It's neat to see the thread
When a young boy's father passed away, Harrison
helped him through the grieving process by planning
a class ceremony for his father.
Harrison said class participation is always left up
to the individual and his or her family. A letter is al-
ways sent home to notify other parents of class'mem-
bers when there is a personal loss and Harrison said
parents appreciate knowing.
"I find that the kids usually want their classmates
to know and want to plan some type of activity to help
bring closure," said Harrison. "In my experience, I've
found it helps to have other people understand what
you're going through. It's important to keep memories
alive and planting living things is a tangible way to do
Sometimes events affect the entire school and the
student body as a whole takes part in the healing pro-
cess. A few years ago AME lost one of its teachers, Pat
Since her passing, the school established a
"Squirrel's Nest" nature book collection in her honor
for the school's media center. And each.year on
Wagner's birthday, the students in Wagner's last class
take part in a remembrance activity.
"People think it's sad, but it's not. It's a celebration
of a person's life," said Harrison. "It would be sad if we
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All that is needed still is to pay Manatee County for
one final permit, which is ready and waiting, and the
dock will be open to the public, said Karen Bell, trea-
surer of the Florida Institute for Saltwater fishing.
FISH has been responsible for the dock's recon-
struction, with Cortez maritime builder Carl "Trigger"
Mora doing the work, said FISH President Blue
Fulford. True to his word, Mora had promised Fulford
last summer, when permitting delays held up the work,
that it would be finished in time for the fishing festival.
It extends some 80 feet into Sarasota Bay, with the
refurbished net camp attached. The camp is a structure
used to dry and repair nets in the old commercial fish-
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West Coast Inland Navigation District, probably about
$15,000 each, but total costs have not been tallied yet,
People can walk out on the dock, take pictures
from its fine vantage point, and even fish from it, al-
though the water is pretty shallow for fishing all the
way out to the net camp. It is at the south end of 123rd
The fishing festival will help make the final pay-
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flats and uplands at the east end of Cortez. FISH is
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Friday's dreamy dance
The Dreamclassics IV, "the little band with
the big sound," will bring its music to dancers
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16.
The band promises "jitterbug to jive to
jazz." Tickets are still available at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, at $10 per
person. Details are available at 778-1908.
The weekend celebration of the historic village's
sometimes turbulent, always colorful past will take up
most of the space in the small village, 10 blocks along
the waterfront. Up to 30,000 people are expected.
They will have plenty to do and plenty to eat.
There will be music by local groups and individu-
als, nautical exhibits and arts and crafts, a "touch tank"
with live sea critters for the youngsters, and several
raffles. And food, from vendors and from Cortezians
cooking mullet and the Cortez Historical Society's tra-
ditional strawberry shortcake.
Admission to the festival is $2 per person.
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of Anna Maria and is
missed by owner Nancy
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information, call Nancy
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there will be a reward for
the safe return of Yoda.
Holmes Beach takes on
Bradenton Beach building duties
The Bradenton Beach City commission agreed in
a special meeting Jan. 6 to a 90-day renewable
interlocal agreement with Holmes Beach for that city'
to perform building official duties while it looks for a
new building official.
The agreement was needed after Bradenton Beach
Building Official Bob Welch resigned in late December.
Bradenton Beach will pay Holmes Beach at varying
rates depending on the service required. Building official
hourly rates are $42.57; plans examiner, $37.80, and
building inspector $32.50. All Holmes Beach employees
working in Bradenton Beach will remain in the employ of
Holmes Beach, although they will report to Bradenton
Beach Mayor John Chappie when performing work for
All permit applications will continue to be processed
in Bradenton Beach.
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According to records on file with the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections Office, newly elected
Anna Maria City Commissioner Carol Ann Magill had
raised the most money by Oct. 31 of the five candidates
in the Nov. 4 election.
Through Oct. 31, Magill had raised $1,,860.91,
with an additional $90 "in-kind" contribution. Of the
total, $250 was from her own funds.
Magill also spent the most money on her cam-
paign, totalling $1,397.53 in expenditures.
Final campaign spending and contribution reports
from the candidates, however, are not due until Feb. 4,
an election official said.
Commissioner John Quam raised $625 for his suc-
cessful re-election campaign, of which $550 was his
personal contribution. Quam also received $25 from
former City Commissioner John Michaels for his cam-
Quam reported expenditures of $625.21.
Newly elected Commissioner Dale Woodland had
contributions of $1,100 of which $1,000 was from his
own pocket. He reported expenses through Oct. 31 of
Unsuccessful candidate Randall Stover had $1,000
in contributions of which he contributed $600. He re-
ported $622.38 in expenses.
Jeff Smith, who was also unsuccessful in his elec-
tion bid, reported $162.14 in contributions and the
same amount in expenditures through Oct. 31.
Preliminary contribution and expense reports from
the four Holmes Beach candidates in that city's Nov.
4 commission election showed Don Maloney had $395
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expenses; Pat Geyer had $400 in contributions, of
which $300 was from herself, and spent $131.50, while
Rich Bohnenberger reported collecting $900 in contri-
butions, with $600 from himself and $300 of "in-kind"
contributions. He spent $348.77.
According to the supervisor of elections Web site,
initial campaign and contribution reports for the
Bradenton Beach elections, also on Nov. 4, show un-
successful mayoral candidate Bill Arnold had just $500
in contributions, all from himself, while he spent the
same amount for his campaign.
Dawn Baker has reported $1,930 in contributions,
while spending $1,557.06 in her bid for the mayor's
seat. Baker received $500 from the Manatee County
Association of Realtors and $500 from Bradenton
Beach resident Shan (sic) Baumgarner.
In his successful re-election effort for the post of
mayor, John Chappie raised $2,325 with $1,500 com-
ing from himself and family members. He reported
$2,193.13 in expenses.
In the three campaigns for city commissioner, de-
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Tricia Otto had $1,100 in contributions, including
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oper of the Bradenton Beach Club. Her expenses were
reported at $700.97.
Successful commission candidate Lisa Marie
Phillips reported $1,540.24 in contributions that in-
cluded $500 from Audrey Young of Ormond Beach,
Fla., and $200 from herself. She reported expenses of
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Two events scheduled
Author, chef and wine expert Michael Weiss will be
featured at two culinary events this month for the Island's
Beach Bistro, the first a special dinner Friday, Jan. 23.
Weiss will be the special guest representing the
Culinary Institute of America. The dinner will be at the
Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Reservations at
$125 per person may be made by calling 778-6444.
The next day he will officiate at a "midwinter wine
carnival" at the Mangrove Grill at the Riviera Dunes in
Palmetto, Bistro-owner Sean Murphy's new establish-
ment. That event will be 3-6 p.m., $25 per person, and
reservations may be made at 723-2556.
Weiss is an adjunct professor at New School Uni-
versity in New York City. He has been a chef at sev-
eral top Florida restaurants, including the Breakers
Hotel in Palm Beach, Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, and
the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat. He
is author of "Exploring Wine" and occupies the Culi-
nary Institute's Endowed Chair for Wines and Spirits.
Girls' club starting at Center
"Educating Jane," a life-skills club for girls ages
11-14, will be offered at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Beginning Jan. 28, it will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on
six consecutive Wednesdays at the Center. Cost is $15.
The program will stress activities that "encourage
girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and
emotional challenges," said Sara Dynan of the Center.
"It is a time for girls to explore their health and well-
being by discussing important personal issues in a safe,
Details may be obtained by calling Dynan at 778-
Sandpiper annual penny sale due
The Women's Club of Sandpiper Resort Co-Op
will have its annual resort-wide penny sale on Satur-
day, Jan. 31, at the resort at 2601 Gulf Drive N.,
Limited to participation by Sandpiper residents
only, the all-units yard sale is a benefit for the Anna
Maria Island Privateers civic organization. The Priva-
teers have set up a scholarship in the Sandpiper's name
to handle the funds, and also will use the money for its
youth programs on the Island.
Last year's sale brought $900, and the Sandpiper
women anticipate beating that record this year, said
Theresa Kunze, president of the women's group. De-
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That top item calls for airfare to and from Hawaii
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persons. The prize was donated by new Rotary mem-
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The Extravaganza will be from 6:30-10 p.m. on
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 5, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, information.
A woman reported her purse stolen but, according to
the report, it was found by someone on the beach and
returned to her later the same day.
Jan. 6, 875 N. Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier, crimi-
Polish dinner and dance Saturday
St. Bernard's Women's Guild is sponsoring its
annual Polish dinner and dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
17, at the activity center of St. Bernard Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
A homemade dinner is planned, plus a raffle for
"good cheer baskets." Bob LoPiccolo's group Fanfare
will provide music. Tickets at $15 may be obtained by
calling 778-3224, 792-7433 or 778-4767.
Envelope stuffers are sought
The Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
has sent out a call for volunteers willing to stuff enve-
lopes once a week at the group's office, 501 Village
Green Pkwy., near 75th Street, Bradenton. Details may
be obtained by calling 794-1400.
'Jazz From Dixie to Dizzy'
concert on Longboat
The first "Jazz From Dixie to Dizzy" concert by
Al Hixon will be double performances Tuesday, Jan.
20, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
The performances will be 4:30-6 p.m. and 7:30-9
p.m. at the Joan M. Durante Pavilion.
Tickets at $15 for members or $20 for nonmem-
bers and may be purchased by calling 383-2345. Se-
ries tickets for the four-concert program are $50 for
members, $75 for nonmembers.
Other concerts will be Feb. 3, March 2 and April
nal mischief. According to the report, dish detergent
was poured over the floors, sinks and toilets of the
men's and women's bathrooms. A chemical cabinet
was also reportedly thrown into the bay and fish heads
had been stuffed through a screen door.
Jan. 10, 200 block of Oak Avenue, information.
According to the report, deputies retrieved a boat that
had run aground and returned it to the owner's boat lift.
Jan. 1, 100 Bridge St., Bridge Walk Resort, theft.
A woman reported more than $100 missing from a
purse she left in her room.
Jan. 4, 2400 block of Avenue B, trespass warning.
Officers issued a trespass warning to a man causing a
disturbance at his ex-girlfriend's home.
Jan. 5, 2400 block of Avenue B, trespass after
warning. A man was arrested after he returned to his
ex-girlfriend's home after receiving a trespass warning
the previous day.
Jan. 10, 403 Gulf Drive S., Bird's Nest condomini-
ums, burglary. Officers responded to a burglary in
progress. According to the report, a man was seen at-
tempting to steal the radio from a car but ran off before
Jan. 11, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary.
According to the report, a wallet and identification card
were stolen from a rental unit while the occupants were
out for dinner.
Jan. 6, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, trespass. Accord-
ing to the report, officers issued a trespass warning to
a man who was causing a disturbance at a woman's
house. The man was arrested later the same evening
when officers reportedly found him seated in the lawn
chair on her property.
Jan. 6,200 block of 78th Street, domestic disturbance.
According to the report, a woman was arrested for batter-
ing her boyfriend after she became overly intoxicated.
Jan. 7, 300 block of 57th Street, theft. A man re-
ported a credit card stolen.
A weekend break-in at the Cortez Cafe left
new owners Sam and Deborah Varelis $100
poorer, but it could have been worse, said Ms.
"He left our lucky twenty," she said, "and he
didn't trash the place, just broke the front win-
dow, came in, hit the cash register and went
through the office in back, looking for hidden
money, I guess. Then he left."
He left more than the framed $20 bill, tradi-
tional good-luck currency given a new business
by a fellow-Greek. He left enough blood from
breaking-glass cuts for DNA checks and for fin-
gerprints, of which there were quite a few.
Ms. Varelis said the laundry operator next
door to the cafe, 12108 Cortez Road, found his
neighbor's window broken when he opened his
business about 4 a.m. He called the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office and deputies vere there
MCSO reported no developments by press
time late Tuesday.
The intruder's haul included cash paid for
a local artist's artwork which the Varelises had
sold Saturday, plus some cash from the regis-
They had renovated the restaurant only last
October with the help of customers "who missed
their morning coffee and wanted us to get opened
up again quickly," said Ms. Varelis.
Same thing happened Sunday morning as
word of the crime spread people from around
Cortez pitched in and helped get the broken glass
swept up and the blood washed off and the win-
dow closed, she said. "Cortez is like that."
Anna Maria Elementary School fourth-grader Trina Rizzo, left, first-grade sister Holly, right, and third-
grader Lindsey Bell, center, are performing as the King's children in the Manatee Players production of "The
King and I," which opens at the Riverfront Theatre Thursday, Jan. 15. The production runs through Feb. I
and tickets are on sale at the theater box office, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. For more information, call
748-5875. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
IMS rings in changes with new semester
Island Middle School is making a few adjustments
following its winter break and beginning the new se-
Teacher Janet Toy resigned from her position as
the school's social studies teacher. According to IMS
director Kelly Parsons, she left for personal reasons.
IMS teacher Jim George, who taught math last se-
mester, will be teaching social studies. George is a cer-
tified history teacher and Parsons said the subject is his
A substitute will teach math until a qualified full-
time math teacher can be hired.
Parsons also announced that students will be em-
barking on Project Based Learning, which is a compo-
nent of the IMS charter that incorporates all the major
components of the curriculum, such as arts-infused and
student-paced learning, performance assessment, mul-
tiple intelligence and teachers as mentors.
Detailed information regarding Project Based
Learning will be sent home to parents. At future Par-
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play their work and products.
The next PTO meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday,
For more information, call 778-5200.
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 14, 2004 E PAGE 19
Island Middle School
Cyndy Dake's Island Middle School homeroom
class raised $100 with its "Make a Difference Day" car
wash. Students participated in schoolwide community
service activities, which culminated with the national
day of service Oct. 25.
Dake's class activities included wearing blind-
folds, ear plugs and traveling the Island in wheelchairs
to better understand some disabilities.
The students donated their funds to the Southeast
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Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, Jan. 19
Tuesday, Jan. 20
Breakfast: Bagel with Jelly, Grilled Cheese Sand-
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Lunch: Turkey Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, Peanut
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Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Wednesday, Jan. 21
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Beef-A-Roni with Roll, Chicken Tenders or
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Thursday, Jan. 22
Breakfast: Yogurt, Chicken Tender with Roll,
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Lunch: Chicken Bites with Tater Tots, Corndog or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Steamed Broccoli,
Tossed Salad, Fruit
Friday, Jan. 23
Breakfast: Orange Muffin, Cereal, Scrambled Eggs
and Toast, Fruit
SLunch: Pizza Sticks with Marinara Sauce, Fruit,
Yogurt and Muffin Plate or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Corn, Tossed Salad, Fruit, Happy Birth-
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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MONDAY NIGHT SINK THE BOAT
* All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chips $7.95
* All-You-Can-Eat Spicy Old Bay U-Peel 'Em Shrimp
served hot $9.95
TUESDAY CAJUN NIGHT
Gumbo, Etouffee, Jambalaya, Crawfish, Fried Okra
Zydeco tunes by The Gumbo Boogie Band, 6-9 pm
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS S SOUTH OF THE I f-..0N
Central and South American Seafood Delicacies
Music by Tim Chandler both nights, 5-9pm
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SRoast Beef $5.35 $10.70 Cheese Steak $5.75 $11.50
Ham & Cheese $5 $10 Pepper Steak $5.95 $12
Capicola & Cheese $5 $10 Chicken Cheese Steak $5 $10
Genoa Salami & Cheese $4.75 $9.50 Italian Sausage $4.50
Turkey & Cheese $5 $10 Meatball $5.25 $10.50
Corned Beef & Cole Slaw on Kaiser Roll $5 Island Grouper (when available) $6.50 $13
Pepper & Egg on Kaiser Rull $4.25
S"' Taylor Pork Roll on Kaiser Roll $4.25
Chef Salad $4.75 Drinks
Garden Salad $3.50 C,- oke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Orange,
Greek Salad $4.75" Lemonade, New Jersey Sweet or Unsweet Tea
Small Large small 950 large $1.25
Macaroni Salad 950 $1.50
Potato Salad 950 $1.50 Hot Chocolate, Hot Tea. Coffee (reg. or decaf)
I oleslaw 950 $1.50 small 750 large $1
I Antipasto Salad $1.25 $1.95
I -- Tastykakes $1.09
Made Fresh Daily Bowl $3
Made Fresh Daiy Bowl $3 Saltwater Taffy 1-lb. box $6.50
Don't forget to grab a bag
I of Wise Potato Chips!
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Islanders at Island Castle
Carol Metrick Szabo of Anna Maria and her uncle, Charles Metrick of Largo,
take time out from researching family history to unfold the hometown news. They
are at the Island Castle in Trakai, Lithuania.
Tom and Lois McGann of Holmes Beach meet over The Islander with brand new
friends, Glad Elias and John McNulty of Longboat Key. The foursome met for the
first time while traveling in Bulgaria this fall.
Netherlands birthday At El Prado
Hendrick F. van Ham of Bradenton Beach spent his mother's 90th birthday with her in the Netherlands, along with other Laura Spalding and Delores Herrall, both
relatives from Canada, California and Florida. Photo catches the whole family in traditional garb, right down to ofHolmes Beach, visit the Prado Museum
klompen, the Dutch wooden shoes. Among those pictured are, left to right, van Ham; mother Ria van Ham-Schoemaker; in Madrid with their Islander. With them
his sister Marijke Oremus van Hami; and his niece from California, Cathy van de Pavert. Mother Ria has visited her sonl in Spain was Barbara Murphy, also of
on the Island periodically since he moved here in 1995. Holmes Beach, who was taking the photo.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 14, 2004 0 PAGE 21
Islander in Mideast
Elizabeth Russell, daughter of Anna Maria resident Chuck White, enjoys her copy
of The Islander on the beach at the Ritz-Carlton in Bahrain, an independent island
country off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Islander Photo: Courtesy Chuck White
Mark and Patricia Adelman, left, and Marianne and Johln Mover, all of
Bradenton, met in St. Simon, Ga., to celebrate the life of Ms. Mover's mother,
Mary Kennedy, a frequent visitor to Anna Maria Island.
Cool in Germany
Janis and Glen Loudermilk of Holmes Beach bring the hometown press to a
chillier clime on a visit to Oberamznergau, Germany.
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and Eats at 9903
Gulf Drive in Anna
are Jo Ann
Mattick, Erin and
Hallie Mattick and
Emma and William
Sun on Welch
Jonathan Welch recently purchased the Sunset Video
and DVD Rental store at 103 Seventh St. N. in
Bradenton Beach and has extended the hours until.
10:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. The store is open Sunday from noon to 8
p.m. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
A tropical treat
It's a family affair at the recently opened Tropical
Treats and Eats at 9903 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria,
just across from the Sandbar restaurant parking lot.
Not only is Tropical Treats oriented toward fami-
lies and friends getting some great eats and having fun,
the eatery is operated by an entire family of Islanders
looking to have fun with their neighbors.
"When the property became available, we were
just thrilled because it also included the house next
door," said Becky Bouchard, part-owner along with
husband David, brother John Mattick, his wife Marcia,
mom JoAnn Mattick, and a host of kids.
"My brother had always wanted to move to Florida
and this was the perfect opportunity," she added.
"Mom had her own ice cream store in Indiana, so she
provides the experience, and now the entire family
lives within a few blocks of our own business."
The "business" comes with a tropical flavor of
soft-serve ice cream and beach food, which JoAnn
describes as hot dogs, hamburgers, burritos, tacos and
a chicken fajita salad, Sloppy Joe's and other good eats
for the beach.
There's also a daily special and a soup of the day.
Although Tropical Eats just opened Jan. 3, the soft-
serve flavor burst ice cream has become a hit with kids
"It's a combination of different flavors," said
Becky. "We have blue goo and tropical orange, along
with standard flavors."
Being a place for families and fun, Tropical Treats
has a free juke box and an outdoor patio where kids can
use their art skills on the sidewalk using colored chalk.
Another family blessing with Tropical Treats is
that ice cream for kids is just $1.
The family plans a grand opening in the near fu-
ture, said Becky.
Tropical Treats and Eats is open from 11 a.m. to 9
p.m. daily. For more information, call 779-9100.
T. Dolly Young
Young re-elected to
cancer society board
Island Realtor T. Dolly Young has won two hon-
ors in the space of days re-elected to the board of
directors of the American Cancer Society's Manatee
Unit, and named Realtor of the Quarter by Neal Com-
She is herself a "cancer survivor," she said, and her
mother was a three-time survivor, so she knows about
the need for the kind of work the Cancer Society does.
Her mother died of pneumonia the night her last che-
motherapy treatment was finished, said Dolly.
She has been working with the local branch since
1980, has been on the board for much of that time, and
is past president of the Manatee Unit.
One of her proudest moments was when the
Florida Clean Indoor Air Act was passed after she and
other cancer fighters lobbied long and hard for it. It was
a foundation for the ban on smoking in the workplace,
passed this year.
"Cancer is something that touches all of us," she
said. "One of the greatest rewards of working in the
cancer society is that everybody involved takes their
part seriously. All of them do their jobs, not just leav-
ing it all up to one workhorse."
The Realtor of the Quarter from Neal Communi-
ties leaves her "really excited about it. I'm very hon-
A Neal spokesperson said the award is countywide
and is the result of being nominated and voted upon
within the company and not only for sales, which she
has done very well in Neal's Woodlands Park in North-
Young has been in real estate in Holmes Beach for
30 years, she said, coming here from Illinois. She and
husband Thomas, now retired as a Bradenton public
works superintendent, were married there 42 years ago
and have three children.
Inveterate Caribbean cruisers, she said "I've been
S Jay Overton
" . i *- recently joined the
Staff of the Holmes
has more than 30
Sas a barber in the
and is rapidly
legion of loyal
customers to the
on Caribbean cruises since the 1970s and not one of the
beaches anywhere there can match Anna Maria's."
David Moynihan again led in both obtaining new
listings and in sales in November at the Wagner Realty
Anna Maria Island office. In the Longboat Key office,
Susan Smith was tops in new listings and John
McCormick in sales. Dorothy Cook led the Longboat
office in the closed volume category.
Becky Smith and Elfie Starrett led in obtaining
new listings and in closed volume at the Anna Maria
Island office of Wagner Realty in December. Other
leaders at Wagner were Harold Small in sales for the
month on the Island and Bill Greene at the Longboat
Key office. Vera Freeman and Helen Bradshaw were
tops in closed volume at Longboat.
Gall Tutewiler again topped the Wedebrock Real
Estate Co. Holmes Beach office in obtaining new listings
and making sales during December. Other leaders were
the Mike Migone/Tina Rudek team in listings and Cindy/
Gary LaFlamme in sales at the Longboat office.
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New agents at Wedebrock Real Estate Co. are, from
left, Paula Johnson, here iow frjom North Carolina;
Jo Anne Lcanza; and Peggy Kulik.
Artist Law demonstrates
Nancy Law will demonstrate decorative furniture
painting Saturday, Jan. 17, at Island Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The artist's demonstration will be 10 a.m.-noon
and is free to the public. Details may be obtained by
AME spaghetti dinner,
fine arts show
Anna Maria Elementary School and Cub Scout
Pack 7 are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner in the school
cafeteria Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Dinner will start at 5 p.m. and the menu will offer
spaghetti with either marinara or meat sauce, a tossed
salad and garlic bread.
Dinner tickets are available in the school adminis-
trative office and cost $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Following dinner at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, AME
students will hold a fine arts show featuring various
There will also be a brief Parent-Teacher Organi-
For more information, call 708-5525.
'Craft and clutter' sale set
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church's annual "craft and
clutter" sale will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan.
17, at the church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
There is still plenty of room for vendors and indi-
viduals with clutter, said a church spokesperson. Table
spaces are $10 or space without tables are $5. Details
are available at 778-1813.
Paris, chateau country tour
Travel writer and photographer James Hyndman
and his wife Ruth will take Friends of the Island Branch
Library and friends of the Friends on a tour of
Paris and the chateau country Saturday, Jan. 17.
The program is free and open to the public at the
library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Seating is
first come, first served.
Hyndman, from Toronto, was sales manager for
Scandinavian Airlines, manager of a travel chain, and
wholesaler of travel for his own company. Details are
available at 778-6341.
'Cards Be With You' event due
The Ladies Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catho-
lic Church will host its annual "The Cards Be With You"
dessert card party at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the church,
4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Tickets to the fundraising event are $10 at the door.
Dessert, raffle and door prizes are on the schedule.
Further details are available at 383-5923 and 387-7580.
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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 14, 2004 U PAGE 23
Holmes Beach 'savings'
ordinance could be challenged
By Rick Catlin
The legal wrangling in Holmes Beach over the
"savings clause" ordinance and related issues will
likely continue at the planning commission's Jan: 22
That's when land planner Bill Brisson will deliver
his review of the city's draft "lot-of-record" ordinance
to include a savings clause in the land development
Brisson's review has already been challenged in a
Jan. 12 letter to Planning Commission Chairperson Sue
Normand by attorney John Shubin, who represents
landowners Ruthanne McLean and Barbara Coloney in
a suit against Frank Davis and the city.
And the meeting hasn't even started.
The savings clause will allow Davis and other
"owners of legally non-conforming lots of record to be
able to develop their lots without the need for a vari-
ance, provided the development on these lots meets all
other requirements of the LDC," said Brisson.
Unfortunately, the savings clause was omitted "in
error" from the LDC when it was codified, he said, but
was originally included when the LDC was revised in
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At Gallery West
Etchings and monoprints by Cortez artist Cecy
Richardson will be featured at Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, from Jan. 18-31.
Her hand-carved etching won first place in the Anna
Maria Island Art League's Fall Open Exhibit and
she had a one-woman show at the Arts Council of
Manatee County. Gallery West hours are 10 a.nm.-5
p.m. Monday-Saturday. Details are available at 778-
Foul, cried Shubin to Normand in his five-page
letter that is critical of Brisson's analysis and objec-
"To be blunt," said Shubin, Brisson's analysis and
the accompanying savings clause ordinance were
"drafted for the sole purpose of helping one individual,
Frank Davis, avoid having to seek to a variance for a
fourplex on a substandard lot."
In addition, claims Shubin, the savings clause or-
dinance has been "insufficiently analyzed, is probably
illegal, and represents horrible public policy which, if
enacted, will invariably alter the character of Holmes
Shubin said he intends to challenge any savings
clause ordinance adopted by the city commission.
An appeal by Shubin of a building official's inter-
pretation of the city code regarding the Davis property
at 5622 Gulf Drive was a commission agenda item Jan.
At the same meeting, commissioners were to dis-
cuss a site plan application by Davis for a four-unit,
multi-family dwelling at that location.
Shubin has said any approval of that site plan will
also be appealed.
With so many appeals and counter-appeals pend-
ing before the city, the commission might well take the
advice of Commissioner Roger Lutz, who said at the
commission's Jan. 6 meeting that maybe the city -
should just start directing everyone who doesn't like a
commission decision to the circuit court.
Holmes Beach, he said, appears headed there any-
way in a number of legal battles. "It's not a matter of
when, but who will sue."
Movies on tap for Center teens
Friday night trips to the movies for teens is being
launched at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
starting Jan. 23 and running every other Friday until the
end of March.
A $10 pass will include transportation, movie
ticket, popcorn and soda at the Oakmont 8 Cinema in
Bradenton. All show times are prior to 6 p.m. and all
films will be rated PG-13, said the Center.
Movies and show times will be announced Thurs-
day evenings before the trips. Youngsters will be
picked up and returned to the Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Further information may be ob-
tained at 778-1908.
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Wednesday, Jan. 14
9 a.m. Tai Chi for seniors with Wayne Crosby
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Thursday, Jan. 15
9:30 a.m. to noon Sew for fun with Diana Kelly
at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 792-6934.
8 p.m. Opening night of "The King and I" at the
Manatee Players' Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
Friday, Jan. 16
9 to 10 a.m. Mixed-movement class with Mo
Dye at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.
6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception of "Souvenirs of
Florida: The Tasteful and the Tacky" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 746-4131. Fee applies.
8 to 11 p.m. "Gotta Dance" at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Saturday, Jan. 17
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
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Remember to say "I saw it in The Islander."
meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
9 to 10 a.m. Tai Chi for all ages with Wayne
Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to noon- Furniture painting demonstra-
tion with Nancy Law at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.
2 p.m. Tour Paris and the chateau country
with James Hyndman at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
6 p.m. Polish Dinner-Dance at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
Monday, Jan. 19
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. "Chasing Nurseryfish and
Avoiding Crocodiles in Australia's Northern Territory"
with Tim Berra from Ohio State University at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.
9 a.m. "A Day at the Races" with the St. Bernard
Women's Guild departs from the church parking lot,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
4769. Fee applies.
10 a.m. -"Musical Mornings Manatee: Five by
Five" at the Noble residence, 4719 61st Ave. Terrace
W., in El Conquistador, Bradenton. Information: 360-
1541. Fee applies.
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Resist-a-Ball fitness class
with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. 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
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Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Society
guest speaker Don Moore, former Island newspaper
editor/publisher, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0492.
4:30 to 6p.m. Al Hixon's "It's Jazz from Dixie to
Dizzy" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-
2345. Fee applies.
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Elementary School and
Pack 7 Cub Scouts present "PTO Family Night" spa-
ghetti dinner at AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.
7:30 to 9p.m. Al Hixon's "It's Jazz from Dixie to
Dizzy" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-
2345. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Jan. 21
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
13:20 p.m.- The Anna Maria Island Garden Club
presents "The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging" with
Patricia Bonarek at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 779-
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
"Quintessential Contemporary" exhibit at North-
ern Trust Bank, 540 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key,
through Jan. 29. Information: 329-2685.
"10th Annual James Pay" exhibit at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through Jan. 30. Information: 778-2099.
Oil paintings by Erin Huybrechts at the Island
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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 14, 2004 U PAGE 25
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
through Jan. 31. Information: 778-1259.
"The King and I" at the Manatee Players'
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton,
through Feb. 1. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
"Living Art Collection" at Garcia Gallery, 917 12th
Ave. W., Bradenton, through Feb. 4. Information: 746-
Sew for fun with Diana Kelly at the Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
through March 18. Information: 792-6934.
"Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful and the
Tacky" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-4131.
Watercolor sessions with Susie Cotton at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Awards
breakfast at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort Jan. 22.
Belinda Womack jazz concert at St. Armand's
Circle Jan. 23.
AARP driver safety program at the Island Branch
Library Jan. 22-23.
Late Night Cabaret at the Riverfront Theater Jan.
"High Flying Tunes of the Air Force Blue" at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 23.
"Designing Your Painting for Outstanding Re-
sults" at the Art League of Manatee County Jan. 24.
"Birds of Myakka" family program at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary Jan. 24.
Flower arranging demonstration at Island Gallery
West Jan. 24.
St. Armands Art Festival Jan. 24-25.
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Bob LoPiccolo of the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club presents children's gifts to Gigi Kelly of Manatee
Children's Services. Kiwanians collect toys every Christmastime to be distributed to needy children.
"Fish Houses and the Wily Snook" at Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory Jan. 26.
Ladies Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
3232 East Bay Drive
Next to Walgreens
dessert card party in Longboat Key Jan. 27.
SAnna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Busi-
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Basketball takes over Center court
By Kevin Cassidy
Twenty-three teams in five age divisions took to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center basketball
court starting Monday, Jan. 5, as the winter break of-
ficially came to a close with school and sports starting
High scorer for the week in the Premier Division
went to ReMax's Clay Orr, while Grant Lukitsch
scored 20 points to lead all Division I scorers. Shane
Blair's 16 points was the high game for the week in
Division II, while Glen Bower's 10 points for Harry's
Continental Kitchens paced Division III.
The season is young so anything can still happen.
A.M. Glass 59, Beach House 44
Taylor Manning poured in 28 points and Franklin
Moore chipped in with 11 points to lead Anna Maria
Glass & Screen to a 15-point victory over the Beach
House Restaurant Saturday, Jan. 10. Zach Schield's
seven points and six points from Tyler Bekkerus con-
tributed to the victory for Glass & Screen, which also
received five points from Bobby Gibbons and two
points from Phelps Tracy.
Chase Parker's 16 points and 13 points from Mike
Wallen led the Beach House in the losing effort. Jus-
tin Hessinger added six points and Tyler Schneerer
scored five points to complete the Beach House scor-
A.M. Oyster Bar 59, ReMax 54
David Buck and Matt McDonough combined to
score six of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar's eight
points in overtime to lead them to a five-point,
come-from-behind victory over ReMax Realtors
Saturday, Jan. 10.
Buck finished with a game-high 24 points, while
McDonough and teammate Spencer Carper each added
11 points to their totals. Matt Skaggs and Lorenzo
Rivera each scored four points for the Oyster Bar,
which also received two points from Jacob Stebans in
ReMax was led by Chad Richardson's 24 points
and 12 points from Mike Cramer in the loss. Derek
Mendez and Clay Orr added 10 points each for ReMax,
while Steven Seaton finished with two points to com-
plete the scoring.
A.M. Glass & Screen 62, A.M. Oyster Bar 60
Tyler Bekkerus scored 20 points and Taylor Man-
ning added 19 to lead Anna Maria Glass & Screen past
Anna Maria Oyster Bar in a battle of the two teams
with the longest names. Zach Schield chipped in with
12 points in the Jan. 5 game, while Billy Malfese added
seven points for Glass & Screen, which also received
two points apiece from Stephen Mady and Phelps
Gary Scott scored 24 points to lead all scorers,
while Oyster Bar teammates Spencer Carper and David
Buck finished with 12 and 1 1 points respectively. Matt
McDonough added six points for the Oyster Bar, which
also received three points from Jacob Stebans and two
points each from Matt Skaggs and Lorenzo Rivera.
ReMax 89, Beach House 46
Clay Orr poured in 31 points and Chad Richardson
scored 28 as they outscored the Beach House during
ReMax's 89-46 victory on Monday, Jan. 5.
Mike Cramer added 13 points for ReMax, which
also received 10 points from Kevin Kirn and four
points from Anthony Rosas.
Mike Wallen's 18 points and 12 points from Jus-
tin Hessinger led the Beach House in the loss. Steven
Faasse and Tyler Schneerer each added six points,
while Sarah White completed the Beach House scor-
ing with three points.
S&S Industries 45, Mermaid 38
S&S Industries received 17 points from Jo Jo
Wood and 12 points from Mike Schweitzer during its
seven-point victory over Sign of the Mermaid Thurs-
day, Jan. 8. Catie Carden and Jarot Nelson added eight
points apiece for S&S in the victory.
Sign of the Mermaid's Justin Dearlove scored 19
Ally Titsworth drives the lane for her STGC team during Division II basketball action at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
points to lead all scorers in the loss. Ian Douglas
chipped in with eight points and Heather Dearlove
scored six. Lauren Barth completed the Mermaid scor-
ing with two points.
A Paradise 47, Jesse's 40
Grant Lukitsch led all scorers with 20 points and
Jordan Graeff scored 17 to lead A Paradise Realty past
Jesse's Beach Lounge Wednesday, Jan. 7. A Paradise
also received seven points from Will Osborne and three
points from Max Marnie in the victory.
Eleven points apiece from Danielle and Dylan
Mullen, along with 10 points from Celia Ware, led a
balanced scoring attack for Jesse's. Ryan Guerin added
six points and lan Beck scored two to complete the
scoring in the loss.
Ralph's 21, Mermaid 20
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant players Whitney Bauer
scored four points and Casey Dalton two during a 6-0
fourth-quarter rally to overcome a three-point deficit
on the way to a 23-20 win over Sign of the Mermaid
Tuesday. Jan. 6.
Zach Beeker led Ralph's with 10 points, while
Corbin Kitchens added three and Kory Bonk finished
with two points in the win.
Justin Dearlove's 10 points and four points from
Heather Dearlove led Sign of the Mermaid in the loss.
Ian Douglas, Matt Shafer and Jamie Urch each scored
two points to complete the scoring for the Mermaid.
Banks 21, Danziger 20
Miles Hostetler had the hot hand with 15 points to
lead Banks Engineering past Danziger Allergy & Sinus
in a Jan. 7 contest. Jordan Sebastiano added four points
and Tommy Price scored two points to complete the
Garrett Secor scored nine points to lead Danziger,
which also received five points from Daniel Riley, four
points from Lauren Woodson and two points from
Ashley Waring in the loss.
IRE 27, A&E 17
Island Real Estate powered its way past Air &
Energy behind 16 points from Shane Blair and five
points from Chris Callahan during its 10-point victory
Tuesday, Jan. 6. Emma Barlow, Kevin Callahan and
Katie Hunt each scored two points to complete the
Matt Bauer scored six points and Kyle Sewall
scored five to lead Air & Energy in the loss. Nicole
Botero, Max Staebler and Joey Hutchinson completed
the scoring for A&E with two points each.
Harry's 20, Duncan 14
Harry's Continental Kitchen player Glen Bower's
10 points paced a balanced scoring attack that saw six
different players score Saturday, Jan. 10. Kayla Aritt,
Grant Bower, Zach Facheris, Savannah Schield and
Taylor Wilson each finished with two points in the vic-
tory over Duncan Real Estate.
Josh Schmidt scored eight points to lead Duncan,
which also received six points from Kyle Crum in the
Jessie's Store 14, Galati 4
Jessie's Island Store rode a balanced scoring attack
to a 10-point victory over Galati Marine Saturday, Jan.
10, behind six points from Trevor Bystrom and four
points from Jack Titsworth. Jay Beard and Zack Guerin
each scored two points to complete the scoring for
Jonah Caster and Stephanie Schenk scored two
points apiece to lead Galati.
Duncan 6, Galati 4
Jerry Mayer of Duncan Real Estate tied the score
with his first basket of the night to send the game to
overtime before winning the game over Galati Marine
with his second basket during a defensively dominated
game on Thursday, Jan. 8. Kyle Crum's second-quar-
ter basket added to the Duncan total.
Chase Stripling and Daniel Pimental each scored
second-quarter baskets to complete the Galati scoring.
Bistros 16, Jessie's Store 4
Eight points from Hailey Dearlove and six points
from Molly McDonough paced the Bistros to a 12-
point victory over Jessie's Island Store Monday, Jan.
5. Max Miller completed the Bistros scoring with two
Trevor Bystrom and Stephanie Purnell scored two
points apiece to lead Jessie's in the loss.
Island soccer star competes in Sweden
Island resident and prep soccer player Sean
Pittman will be joining a national team of Sports Tours
USA athletes competing in the Gothia Cup, recognized
as the World Youth Cup, in Sweden in July 2004.
Selected athletes must pass two separate screening
criteria before being considered for the team roster.
Sean will dedicate the months prior to travel condition-
ing for the competition and earning the program ex-
penses for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Sean has participated in soccer programs at the
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26
Anna Maria Island Community Center beginning at the
age of 5. When he was 9 years old, as a youth league
soccer coach, I recruited Sean to play for the Island
Futball Club U12 traveling soccer team and later for the
Manatee Magic Soccer Club.
This year Sean tried out for the Manatee High boys
varsity soccer team and is the only freshman to crack
the starting lineup.
Over the years, Sean has continued to participate
in the Center's recreational soccer league and, this year,
he walked away with the league's most valuable player
Sean is a member of the Privateens, a local com-
munity service club connected to the Anna Maria Is-
land Privateers, and is an active member at Island Bap-
If you would like to provide financial assistance to
Sean in his international soccer endeavor, you can con-
tact him at 778-4061. Good luck Sean!
Her-icanes improve to 9-3-1 on season
The Manatee Her-icanes high school soccer girls
Anna Maria Island
Premier Division (ages 14-17)
Jan. 17 10 a.m. ReMax vs. Beach House
Jan. 17 11 a.m. Glass & Screen vs. Oyster Bar
Jan. 19 7 p.m. ReMax vs. Oyster Bar
Jan. 19 8 p.m. Beach House vs.
Glass & Screen
Division I (ages 12-13)
Ralph's vs. S&S Indrustries
Mermaid vs. Jesse's Lounge
Ralph's vs. Jesse's Lounge
S&S Industries vs. A Paradise
Rotten Ralph's vs. Mermaid
S&S Industries vs.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Jan. 14 7 p.m. A&E vs. Banks
Jan. 17 3 p.m. IRE vs. Observer
Jan. 17 4 p.m. A&E vs. Danziger
Jan. 17 5 p.m. Banks vs. STGC
Division III (ages 8-9)
Jan. 15 7 p.m. Bi
Jan. 17 1 p.m. G;
Jan. 17 2 p.m. Je
Jan. 20 7 p.m. Bi
stros vs. Galati
alati vs. Harry's
essie's Store vs. Duncan
stros vs. Jessie's Store
Instructional (ages 5-7)
Jan. 14 6 p.m. Seaside vs. Young's
Jan. 15 6 p.m. Dips vs. Seaside
Jan. 17 Noon Dips vs. Young's
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"Look mom, no hands." The ball takes some funny bounces in sports as Kyle Crum will surely attest.
"Look momn, no hands." The ball takes some funny bounces in sports as Kyle Crum will surely attest.
improved to 9-3-1 after getting back into the swing of
things with three games last week.
Monday, Jan. 5, saw the Her-icanes travel to
Bayshore High School and hand them an 8-0, mercy-
rule victory behind three goals from Kim Kern and two
goals and three assists from Kyleigh O'Leary. Angela
Sheehan, Shelly Wood and Sarah Santos also notched
goals in the victory.
On Wednesday, the Lady Canes hosted District
11 foe Port Charlotte and quickly dispatched them 8-
0 in 40 minutes. Courtney Foley led the way with a
hat trick followed by two goals from Angela
Sheehan. Jamie Gregorich, Lindsey Weaver and
Katy Saunders each added single goals to complete
the Her-icane scoring.
Friday, Jan. 9, had the Her-icanes traveling to
Venice for another District 11 match-up. The Her-
icanes limited Venice to two shots on goal, but
Venice scored on both chances to take a tie into the
six-minute mark of the second half. Angela Sheehan
scored the game-winner when she crashed the goal
and blasted in a rebound to pull the Her-icanes out
of a hole.
This week looms large for the Her-icanes.as they
host Charlotte High and Lakewood Ranch on Tuesday
and Thursday, Jan. 13 and 15. Wins in both games will
give Manatee the number-one seed in the 5A District
11 tournament. Go girls!
Singing on the dock of the bay
Jerry B. Shell, the "Buffett and Blues Man, plays and sings on the dock of the bay. Jerry grew up in
Holmes Beach during the mid-1940s and '50s. He studied classical music as a child and later earned a
law degree from the University of Florida. He is currently playing at O'Leary's waterfront restaurant in
Sarasota wearing his trademark palm-frond hat that was made years ago by the legendary Johnny Limbo.
He says that his life has come full circle "you can take the boy off of the Island, but you cannot take
the island out of the boy. "
PAGE 28 0 JAN. 14, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER
Water: runoff solutions, potable woes, none to drink
Pollution caused by stormwater runoff is a huge
problem in Florida. The fertilizer and pesticides we put
on our lawns, the lead coating on the pavement from
our car exhausts it all flows downhill and, on the
Island, downhill means the bays and Gulf of Mexico.
Water managers know that if you retain or detain
stormwater at least the first "pulse" of it after our
summer afternoon thunderstorms you can keep a lot
of the sludge out of the water system. In fact, new de-
velopment is required to do just that.
The problem is that although retaining the first
blush of stormwater is a good thing, older communities
don't have to follow that restriction. And water experts
haven't been able to really quantify exactly how much
of an improvement retaining the first half-inch of rain-
fall has on the water column versus, say, a one-inch
level. Or two inches.
A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
project in Waterford, Conn., may provide answers to
some of those questions.
My old friend Hanna Goss is the editor of "Coastal
Services," a publication sponsored by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She wrote
about an innovative, 10-year construction and monitor-
ing program up north that should provide answers to
the question, "How do you get local communities to
change long-standing building codes and regulations to
allow for green development?"
Well, as with all things in government, it takes
The Jordan Cove National Urban Watershed Moni-
toring project started in 1994. The plan was to find a
piece of undeveloped land adjacent to a body of water.
Half of the site would be developed as usual tract
houses, traditional streets and sidewalks, typical
plantings and drainage.
The other half of the site would be developed in an
"environmentally friendly" way in an effort to curb
There was also another developed community
nearby that was used as a control zone.
The monitoring began even before any dirt was
turned on the new projects, continued during construc-
tion, and will continue for years afterward.
A big problem the environmentalists faced was
getting variances from existing building codes to allow
a "green" community. It took about two years to con-
vince the city fathers and mothers that less is best in this
case and to get the variances they needed.
Connecticut isn't all that different from Florida, I
guess, in that nobody expects a development proposal
to ask for a whole lot less than what is permitted.
Anyway, it all got approved and ground was bro-
ken in the traditional neighborhood in 1997, and in the
innovative subdivision in 2000.
"In the traditional neighborhood," Hanna wrote in
her article, "curbs and catch basins collect runoff,
which is then piped through a detention pond treatment
system before entering a nearby stream and Jordan
Cove. Houses were built in a 'cookie-cutter' fashion,
streets are impervious, and vegetation is minimal.
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to minimize impervious coverage, permeable drive-
ways are shared, and deed restrictions prohibit expan-
sion of impervious surfaces. Rainwater from roofs is
funneled into special 'rain gardens,' grass swales line
the narrower, permeable road, and the center of the cul-
de-sac is a vegetated infiltration basin. Lawns have
areas designated as 'low-mow' or 'no-mow.'"
What was interesting is that "all of the experi-
mental homes were sold before they were built, and
educating homeowners is an important part of the
project," according to the experts. The education
aspect of the project was written into the bylaws of
the homeowner association, presentations about best
management practices regarding stormwater runoff
are a regular part of the regular meetings, and there
are lots of hotline numbers that anyone can call to
get questions answered.
And it's working.
Early monitoring results in the green subdivision
are meeting or exceeding expectations of water man-
agers insofar as the quantity and quality of stormwater
Another nice aspect of the project is that the nature-
friendly community didn't really cost any more to build
than the traditional one, and in the long run will prob-
ably end up costing homeowners less.
The Jordan Cove project has so far attracted the
attention of water experts from 29 states and three
countries, who want more information about what was
done and how it's working.
Let's hope somebody around here follows suit. Go
to www.canr.uconn.edu/jordancove/ for more informa-
More Tampa Bay Water problems
The big water desalination plant in Tampa has en-
tered into a new phase of the feud between the plant
operator, Covanta Tampa Construction, and owner
Tampa Bay Water.
According to the St. Petersburg Times:
The owner has ordered the operator to shut down
the plant because the membranes used to filter out the
salt from the saltwater are in danger of being damaged
due to all the gunk produced by the Asian green mus-
The operator refused, saying the membranes are
The company that makes the membranes dis-
agreed, adding that the membranes are already so dam-
aged that it won't honor the warranty on them. There
are 10,000 membranes and, at a cost of $500 each, to-
tal replacement would be $5 million.
The membranes were supposed to last at least five
years. Replacing them sooner would drive up the cost
of the fresh water.
And since the plant hasn't even been in operation
for a year heck, construction isn't even completely
done yet it would seem that there may be some real
problems going on up there.
The plant is supposed to suck up about 40 million
gallons of seawater a day, pump it through all those
membranes, and end up with about 25 million gallons
of potable water for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas
county water customers.
So far, though, it's running at a much, much lower
If it ever gets up and running, Tampa Bay Water's
desal plant will be the largest of its kind in the world.
... and not a drop to drink
A waterline broke in downtown Sarasota last week,
prompting city officials to order a "boil water" advisory
for about two days due to the treat of contamination. It
was a citywide ban, purportedly impacting "only"
18,000 water customers.
Of course, the city counted places like, say, the
Ritz-Carlton and the Hyatt as single customers. The
"functional" daytime population of Sarasota, including
visitors, workers, and all the others that stop by, swells
from its census figure of 52,000 to about 150,000.
There were some interesting things that came to
light in the wake of the boil water advisory that I hadn't
given much thought to before.
Ice. Since the water is bad, you can't use any ice
that wasn't already frozen. A couple places I know of
just turned off their automatic ice makers and used
what they had stockpiled. I did think of that and
thought that the Sarasota Ice House would do a huge
business until I realized that the waterline break was
about two blocks from the company. Oops.
Coffee. A lot of the bigger coffee shops, like
Starbucks, make coffee with water running directly
from the city lines into their big urns. They apparently
are constructed that way, without an easy method of
Soda. Those "guns" that bars and restaurants use to
fill up glasses of soda are directly hooked to the water
system. No city water, no guns, no soda except from
cans or bottles.
It's important to remember that it wasn't like there
wasn't any water in Sarasota for a few days last week,
it was just that you couldn't drink any of it. It's funny
how something you take for granted becomes a big deal
when it's suddenly gone.
The salinity found in a human body is the same as
found in the world's oceans. I got that snippet of a
factoid from author Randy Wayne White, so it must be
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Sheepies persevere in backwater; trout, reds, too
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Yes, it's cold out there.
Yes, it's windy out there.
And yes, there are still some fish out there.
For those hardy fishers willing to venture out in the
wind, cold, chop and high seas, there is some good fish-
ing in the Gulf of Mexico and bays.
Offshore action for grouper and snapper remains
Backwater fishing for trout, redfish and the ever-
popular winter mainstay of sheepshead is great right
now, with some sheepies tipping the scales at 5 pounds.
When you've got a clear day, get out there and get
Capt. Mark Howard of Sumotime Charters
out of Holmes Beach took Terry Scheuflar and son
Jake from Chicago, out last week on a half-day trip
and got into a bunch of grouper and snapper. Jake
said he caught "the most fish I have ever caught"
with a 19-pound gag grouper in the Gulf of Mexico,
then redfish, flounder, jacks and trout plus a 6-pound
speckled trout that was released. Capt. Howard said
he had to hoist Jake back into the boat at one point,
but he was able to hold onto the rod.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said that although it was tough to get out last
week with the weather, they were able to get into some
good catches of trout, redfish and sheepshead.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
it all "it's cold outside." Despite all that, there are
still the mainstay sheepshead biting in the bays, plus
some trout as best bets this week.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore reports were slow due to the rough weather, but
backwater anglers did well last week with trout and
sheepshead to 4 pounds.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
sheepshead and black drum were a good catch around
the railroad bridge on the Manatee River and near the
Snead Island boat works. Sheepshead are also a good
bet near the rocks outside Terra Ceia Bay, Dave added.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's having
a tough time getting offshore with all the wind and
cold, but he's still managing to put his charters onto
some good catches of sheepshead to 4 pounds, trout to
18 inches and some bluefish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said fish are biting for
those who are willing to deal with the cold, with good
catches of sheepshead and redfish coming from the
Island's docks for his charters last week.
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Jake Scheuflar and dad, Terry, both of Chicago, with
Jake's 19-pound gag grouper caught while fishing
with Capt. Mark Howard aboard the Sumotime
Charters out of Holmes Beach.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's putting his
charters onto mangrove snapper to 4 pounds, sea bass
to 17 inches in length, and lots of lane snapper are com-
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cut bait and shrimp producing the best results insofar
as bait is concerned.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he took Dave Schukert and Marco
Johnston out one day last week and did great with grou-
per, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and sea bass in the
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Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the cold
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release speckled trout.
anglers who ventured out caught a lot of sheepshead
and black drum.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
sheepshead were "about it" at the pier last week, al-
though some fishers were reeling in up to 10 per out-
On my boat Magic, Scottie Stoddard and I went
out into Sarasota Bay off Longboat Key and caught two
sheepshead at 5 pounds and three keeper-size redfish
at 26 inches.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing re-
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welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
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Island teacher produces film, opens theater
By Diana Bogan
Island Middle School teacher Cyndy Dake believes
people only regret what they should have tried, and in
2004 she is forging ahead with her dreams.
Dake returned to Manatee County almost four
years ago after living up north with her husband and
starting a family. Now she is back with her own theater
and film production company and teaching career in
-Dake developed the Hat & Glove Theater Com-
pany, now based in Manatee County, in 1991 when she
lived in Michigan. Since moving back to Florida she
has kept the theater company alive as a touring com-
pany, performing original plays for churches and
Dake has written more than a dozen plays, which
have not only been performed by her theater company,
but also theater companies in Michigan and Wisconsin.
This month Dake said she plans to open a perma-
nent home for her theater in downtown Bradenton.
"All our theater performances are free," Dake said,
"making the arts accessible to everyone and it helps
Donations are appreciated, but Dake said the com-
pany sells custom-designed hats and gloves at its shows
as well as depending on the generosity of business
The Hat & Glove Theater fills its own niche, Dake
said, because it offers tri-lingual theater. That is, Dake
also has plays performed in sign language and Spanish.
"It's hard to find someplace to put on your plays
and I think we fill our own place by offering something
no one else has," Dake said.
An avid playwright, Dake will offer a scriptwriting
contest and theater classes when she settles on a home
for the company.
And equally exciting for Dake is the near comple-
tion of her first full-length independent feature film,
"The Lies We Tell," due out in March.
Dake said she started her film company, Sibling
Productions, to help fund her theater company. She
began making educational and documentary films in
addition to advertising spots and short films.
It wasn't until she had an idea for a 300-page script
that she chose to pursue making a full-length feature.
Dake asked herself, what would happen if a husband
left for a fishing trip and didn't return for 10 years?
The answers, the lies, the truths, the stark realities,
piece together as in a puzzle for the wife in the film
after she heads to court to file for divorce, believing her
husband is missing. When the husband turns up at the
courthouse, the judge determines the couple should
attempt to reconcile.
Dake is playing the role of the wife and Edgar Mena
plays the part of the husband. Other actors from Michigan
will be flying to Bradenton to complete the film.
Dake said part of the film was completed in Michi-
gan in order to capture some outdoor snow scenes, but
Island Middle School teacher Cyndy Dake and area actor Edgar Mena play the principal roles in Dake's first
full-length independent feature film "The Lies We Tell." Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
the interior shots for the film will be completed locally.
Although she held open auditions, Dake said she
approached Mena to play the leading man on a
"hunch." Both attend the same church and even though
she didn't know him personally, Dake said she just had
a feeling Mena would be right for the part.
As it turns out, Mena worked as an actor with a
repertoire company in is home country of Costa Rica,
but has not been involved in theater since moving to the
area seven years ago.
Mena said he feels that the character Dake devel-
oped is part of himself. "I have in my heart this char-
acter," he said, "and when you act you have to have it
in you to make people feel how you want them to feel."
"He really understands what I meant in my writ-
ing," Dake agreed. "The part is really his."
Even though she wrote the script, Dake said input
from the other actors is important. Others can bring to
the table a certain insight when they personally under-
stand what a character is experiencing.
And despite her ability to multi-task, Dake said she
likes to have someone else direct the film so it doesn't
become too one-sided. Carol Klineberg from the Asolo
Theater in Sarasota is directing "The Lies We Tell."
The film will have theater releases in Michigan,
New York and Bradenton with a premiere in both
Michigan and Bradenton. Dake said she would be
happy to show the film for anyone who would like to
host a premiere. After the limited theater run, the movie
will go to video.
Dake said the Cannes Film Festival accepted the
idea for "The Lies We Tell," but the film wasn't com-
pleted in time to participate. However, she will be look-
ing into participating in future film festivals.
Dake already has two more independent films in
the pipeline, "The Spanish Tutor," which will feature
Mena once again, and another untitled film about
women of all ages looking for "Mr. Right."
Like her stage productions, Dake said her scripts
will also be filmed in Spanish. And, like Dake, Mena
is versed in sign language. The two plan to collaborate
on scripts written in Spanish and to make the arts ac-
cessible to the deaf community.
Dake said she is interested in using the talents of
local actors, musicians, directors, playwrights and in-
dependent filmmakers. And she is always accepting
business sponsors and donations from individuals, in-
cluding unwanted items that could be utilized in stage
Dake said she can be reached by mail at 1219 Sev-
enth Ave. E., Bradenton FL 34208 or, by phone at 960-
A caroling we go
Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center holiday
camp kids and counselors
made their traditional
seasonal rounds on the
Island to sponsoring
businesses before Christ-
mas, caroling as they went.
At The Islander's neighbor
Turtle Watch shop, they
enjoyed cookies, and a
pizza party awaited them at
:he Center courtesy of the
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229 Gladious St. ............ $679,000
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104 7th St. So. Duplex ... $600,000
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4003 5th Ave. .............. $879,000
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area and a boat lift are just a few amenities! $999,999.
BAYVIEW Beautiful 2BR/2BA.home with unobstructed
views of Bay. Large loft for offices or bedroom, wood floors,
turnkey furnished. $575,000.
GULFFRONT SIX UNITS Directly on the Gulf. Great rent-
als. Remodeled, white ceramic tile floors, swimming pool.
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
GULF FRONT Exceptional views from this 2BR/2BA end
unit at Coquina Beach Club. Nicely maintained, Mexican tile
floors, turnkey furnished, heated pool. $810,000.
WATERFRONT RESTAURANT AND FISH MARKET
The Cortez Kitchen is fun as can be with wonderful food and
old-time atmosphere you just can't find anywhere around.
Open dining with seating for 60+ on the bay with boat
dockage. Great lease, one of a kind! $275,000.
75+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
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Realty INC 941-778-b696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
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Island real estate sales
5808 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 207 Waters Edge,
a 1,184 sfla/1,292 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1975,
was sold 11/21/03, McGivern to Apostoleres, for
115 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 400 sfla/
544 sfur and 400 sfla/528 sfur duplex built in 1936 on
a bayfront lot measuring 51x89, was sold 11/26/03,
Wagner to McGlennen, for $340,000.
116-122 52nd St., Holmes Beach, a 4,000 sfla/
4,300 sfur fourplex built in 1973 on a 100x89 lot, was
sold 11/25/03, Winheim to Island Restoration, for
226 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 1,484 sfla/1,484 sfur
3bed/2bath/pool home built in 1968 (and recently re-
Smodeled) on a 72x1 11 lot, was sold 11/25/03, Yavalar
to Craft, for $575,000; list $579,900.
411 79th St., Holmes Beach, a 3bed/2.5bath/lcar
townhouse condo (or attached home) Beachwalk
Townhomes 2, unit 1, built in 2003, was sold 11/25/03,
79th St. Dev. Co. LLC to Culbreth, for $490,000; list
506 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,711 sfla/2,981 sfur
3bed/3bath/2car/pool canalfront home built in 1990 on
a 90x 130 lot, was sold 11/26/03, Heymann to Ham, for
$750,000; list $795,000.
108 31st St., Holmes Beach, an 847 sfla/967 sfur
2bed/lbath home built in 1946 and remodeled by
Michael Rowalt in 1989 on a 50x50 lot, was sold 12/
1/03, Merrigan to McDonald, for $290,000.
1325 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, the old Tortuga/
Tradewinds motel now the Tortuga condos, reports by
its developer, Tortuga Partners LLC, the sale of nine
UNIQUE LAKESIDE RETREAT IN HOLMES BEACH *
Totally updated ground level lakeside home. 2BR/2BA, oversized
garage, open design with split bedroom plan, large master suite with
bay window overlooking lake. Free-form, 34-ft. heated pool with
heated spa, brick deck, tile floors throughout. Tropical landscaping.
Asking price $559,000.
Call Mel Neely, 941-809-5565
3001 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH, FL'34217
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Licensed Real Estate Broker Carol Ann Caren
PROPERTIES, LLC 1(BIii||ii
NEW LISTING IN HOLMES
BEACH! Quiet and comfortable
S. in a tropical setting. Many up-
~-d'ates since home was built in
1982 (too many to list!) El-
evated 2BR/2BA with enclosed
.-~ garage. Wonderful brick paver
patio area, two very short
blocks to beach. Priced to sell at $369,900. Call Stephanie Bell,
Broker at 920-5156 for all the details! MLS#99433
ADORABLE! NW BRADENTON
.- HOME This may be the last
'" chance to own an adorable reno-
S vated 2BR home under $165K.
- Even cuter inside than out! Open
S-.. 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
*:: :. DUPLEX WEST SIDE OF GULF
.-y DRIVE Own a piece of the Island
S. ; before it's too late! Cute and
cozy, l.lrtlll.: to beautiful
.:- beach in an area of newly con-
structed homes. Don't miss out
i REDUCED! on this opportunity. Investment
or residence. Many updates and
lots of potential. A must see! Priced reduced to $315,000. Call
Stephanie Bell Broker/Owner, 778-2307 or direct at 920-5156.
r[ SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970 MLS
condo units: 134-C to Powers for $325,000 12/02/03,
232-B1 to Weaver for $285,000 12/1/03, 230-B1 to
Hill for $285,000 12/1/03, 231-B1 to CA County Club
for $285,000 12/05/03, 248-C1 to Atkinson for
$285,000 12/05/03, 247-C to Blackledge for $285,000
12/05/03, 246-C1 to Tucker for $275,000 12/2/03, 136-
Cl to Neeley-Marshall for $275,000 12/05/03, and
245-C1 to Tortuga Inn LLC for $275,000 12/05/03.
1699 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, the address of
the Bradenton Beach Club, reports through OR of
Manatee County the sale of three condo units: Unit
G, building 6 from developer AMI Bayshore to
Schmoll, for $831,000 12/02/03, Unit D, building 6,
[1610 Gulf Drive N., 2bed/2bath/2car, 1739 sfla,
Gulffront, listed at $1,250,000] to Orexco LLC for
$1,200,000 12/02/03, and Unit A, building 6, to
Caraher for $750,000 12/02/03.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 214 LaCosta, a
Gulffront 952 sfla/1,008 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979, was sold 12/6/03, Schooler to Hollis, for
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 142 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla/1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was sold 12/5/03, Andler to Stellas, for
208 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 939 sfla/1,503 sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1959 on a 75x 105 lot,
was sold 12/6/03, RNM to Scholl, for $407,000; list
2502 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, the old
EconoLodge now the Club Bamboo condos, report by
its developer, Surfside Associates LLC, the sale of four
condos: Unit 204 to Blackwood for $335,000 12/02/03;
Canalfront, deep-water dock. 3BR/3BA with two 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
Now Serving...Re Coffee & Relty
list $335,000, Unit 106 to Smith for $335,000 12/04/
03, 101 to Zyonse for $285,000 12/06/03, and Unit 207
to Leslie for $280,000 12/04/03.
411 80th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,181 sfla/1,86 sfur
2bed/2bath/l car home built in 1950 on a 93x95 lot, was
sold 12/3/03, Bailey to Gulf to Bay Ventures, for
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 206 Bridgeport,
a 1,228 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
12/3/03, Rubes to Grodus, for $310,000; list $369,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 244
Westbay Cove 2, a 1,187 sfla/1,479 sfur condo built in
1977, was sold 12/6/03, Peerbolt to Orr, for $310,000.
6300 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 98 Shell-Point, a
1,023 sfla/1,151 sfur condo built in 1973, was sold 12/
4/03, Hollins to Dickinson, for $245,000; tax value
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 125 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 985 sfla/1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1978, was sold 12/2/03, Kilner to Toth, for
662 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a dry 2,766
sfla/4,090 sfur 3bed/3.5bath/2car/pool home built in
1970 on a corner lot of about 115x150, was sold 12/3/
03, Amato to Huston, for $430,000.
802 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a house recently moved
from a Gulffront location (801 N. Shore) to a Gulfview
location, 2bed/3bath/2car on a 69x 100 corer lot, was sold
12/6/03, Wherry to Atkinson, for $575,000.
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander.
Island real estate transactions may be viewed on the
Web at islander.org. Copyright 2004.
in Holmes Beach.
Electric and water $150
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Anna Maria. Updated and lovingly maintained
this home is sure to please everyone! Quiet and
desirable location. Colorful decor throughout
including a 17-by-23-ft. screened porch for the
"true Island lifestyle". Offered at S489,500.
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$599 COMPLETE COMPUTER: 2.0 GHz, 256MB,
40GB, Windows XP Home, keyboard, speakers,
mouse, 17-inch CRT, one-year warranty. 752-4517.
BASSETT SQUARE COFFEE/cocktail table with four
glass inserts and matching end table. 35-inch table
lamp, $150 for all. Lay-Z-Boy recliner, tan, $20. Call
UPRIGHT PIANO nice condition. $400. You move.
BEDROOM SET: solid oak in a stateroom style by
National of Mt. Airy. Eight pieces with king-size head-
board, but no beds, $1,400. 792-4274.
ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth halves!
New crop. Holiday bags $6.95 lb., chocolate covered
$7.95 lb. Now available at SunCoast Real Estate and
The Islander newspaper located in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach. Proceeds benefit the Is-
land Players. For information call: 779-0202.
FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs,
native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee,
795-1112 or 704-8421.
AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island chil-
dren. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit pack-
ages for shipment to friends and family from member
Rich Bohnenberger, 778-0355. Honeybell tangelos
crop, mature now!
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies avail-
able at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturday 9-noon. Always 50
percent off sales rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
FLEA MARKET EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, Jan. 17,
9am-3pm. Collectibles, furniture, books, glassware,
jewelry, household, fun stuff. Niki's Gift and Antique
Shop parking lot, 5351 Gulf Drive (next to Time Saver
and Essence of Time, 5306 Holmes Blvd. (next to
Garden Hut), Holmes Beach.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, Jan. 16-17. Multi-family,
too much to list. 533 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
CRAFT AND CLUTTER sale, Saturday, Jan. 17, 8am-
noon at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
HUGE YARD SALE Saturday, Jan. 17, 8:30am-4pm.
Five families did winter cleaning one moved. Don't
miss this good stuff! 2215 Avenue A, Bradenton
Beach (go east at Tackle Shop).
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 17, 9am-lpm.
Queen bedroom set, miscellaneous furniture, TV, lin-
ens and much more. 204 Crescent Drive, Anna Maria
(corner of Spring and Crescent).
ONE DAY ONLY! Garage sale, Saturday, Jan. 17,
9am-noon. Small sale, big items, TV, furniture, tools,
other items. No early birds! 509 59th St. Homes
LOST: "Yoda," 3-year-old male kitty. Gray and black
combination. Raccoon-like coat with tiger-like face
and tail. Vicinity of north Anna Maria Island. Reward.
LOST: FEMALE KITTEN, brown tiger, wearing red
collar. Last seen at Publix, 1/9/04. Answers to Kee-
Kee. Please call 778-3713.
CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years as
an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
1999 TOMOS 50CC Moped. 400 miles. New. $699 or
best offer. 792-4171.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$2,500, or best offer. 795-1111.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation or
long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes
to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt. John's
Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out secret water
paradise. Sunsets, back water, Egmont or custom trips.
See dolphins and manatees. Call 778-7459 or 720-5470.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is Sa-
rah, 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.
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Seventh-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9783.
NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and get
connected to three wonderful sitters! Tiffany, Kari,
Holly. 778-3275 or 779-0793.
ISLAND SPORTS BAR: All-year clientele. Beer/wine,
good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call Longview
REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast paced, high
traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, 383-5543.
PART-TIME AFTER SCHOOL (K-5) counselor. Mon-
day, Wednesday, Friday from 2:30-6pm. Experience
with kids a plus! Need a DCF license or must be will-
ing to commit to 40 hours of childcare training within
first year of employment. Pay $6-$8/hour. Must be at
least 21 years old. Experience with kids a plus! Call
Shirley Berger, 726-3769.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !!!
GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE help wanted. Full
time 6:30am-2:30pm. Experience helpful but will
train the right person. Call John, 778-4598. Key
DECORATIVE LANDSCAPE CURBING: Permanent
part-time labor. Drug test and lifting required. Call
RECEPTION/RESERVATION POSITION: Condo
resort, full-time, some Saturdays, experienced cus-
tomer service, team spirit. First Resort Software,
computer capable. Full benefits. Fax resume and
salary requirements, 383-4486.
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Keller Williams of Manatee is proud to announce that
Clyde Helton recently joined the Bradenton office as a
Realtor, specializing in Island and Bradenton residential
properties. Clyde has over 20 years of business man-
agement experience as a general manager of ABC,
NBC and CBS television stations. He is the past owner
of Helton's Florida Furniture which he sold last year.
Owning the furniture store gave him the opportunity to help customers
furnish their homes and now as a Realtor he will give the same thought-
ful, courteous and trusting service helping his past customers and friends
with their housing needs. He holds a degree in business from Missouri
Southern State University and is a resident of Anna Maria.
Keller Williams Realty of Manatee
4303 1st St. W., Suite 300 Bradenton 792-2000
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
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EXPERIENCED DELI and wait staff needed for new
restaurant. Call 778-0411.
HOUSEKEEPER for Longboat Key resort. Flexible
hours. Call 383-2105.
PART-TIME NANNY/housekeeper for three small
children in northwest Bradenton. Three days per
week. References and experience required, non-
HELP WANTED: Apply for all positions at Ooh La La
Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call Chef
Damon or Jon, 778-5320.
JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city beat
and features writing by The Islander. Must have jour-
nalism education, experience or background relevant
to government reporting. E-mail resumes to
firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 778-9392 or mail/deliver to
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. We need
you! Call 778-0492.
THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton
Beach is looking for volunteers. Duties include check-
ing books in and out, reshelving and generally assist-
ing library patrons. It's fun, give it a try! Anyone inter-
ested in our friendly community library should call
Eveann Adams, 779-1208.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car
Service. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $25 per hour- free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
K.A.S. CLEANING LLC: Employee owned, servicing
private homes, condos, rentals and seasonal homes.
Concierge services and home watch. Bonded, in-
STEVE'S REMODELING & Repair: Chicago contrac-
tor for 30 years. Affordable and dependable service.
Please call 795-1968.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years ex-
perience. References available. For a reasonable
price call Sebastian, 704-6719.
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, removals. Palm
trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna Maria. Phil
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable, de-
pendable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional Clean-
ing, 779-1128. References available.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.
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, home with pool on a quiet
the place to be for a
Call Pat Staebler, Lic. Real Estate Broker
778-0123 or 705-0123
Vacation Rentals & Property Management
More than 35 Gulffront rentals to choose from.
Call us last! Best rates on the beach!
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2-Bedroom Condominiums 2 & 3-Bedroom Condominiums
One Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000
HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Island
resident. "Get the job done right." Free estimate,
many references. 713-1907 cell, 778-4192 home.
FRANK'S HAULING SCRAP-Metal business. Island resi-
dent, reasonable rates. Please call at anytime, 778-3275.
CLEANING BY BENNETT and Bryant. Honest, rea-
sonable rates, references, weekly, bi-weekly or
monthly. Free estimate. Call Ms. Bryant, 778-5717.
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Ex-
perienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks, up-
grades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training.
Call Robert at 778-3620.
BENNETT'S APPLIANCE/AC and Household Ser-
vice. Service all brands, eighteen years experience.
All repairs warranteed. Call 746-8984, cell 545-5793.
COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, mainte-
nance, virus and Spyware protection. Island native.
Web site: www.matrixPConline.com.Call John Baird
with Matrix PC, 708-6541.
JACK OF ALL trades. Lawn care, home repair, paint-
ing, cleaning. No job too small. Call Scott, 720-4873
NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
KD'S "DUST FREE" Cleaning Service. Rentals,
seasonal, move-in, move-out. Condos, apartments
and homes. Experienced and insured. Free esti-
mates. Call 729-3030.
Every Sunday 12-3 PM 778-1098
2203 Ave. C. Bradenton Beach-
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REALESTATE COMPANY "The art of the deal for you."
The Sunray Quad The Whitney Villa
Lake-Bayou Front Direct Bayfront
$250,000 Turnkey Furnished $395,000 over 2,200 sq.ft.
1,874 sq.ft. 3BR/2BA 3-Story 2BR/2.5BA
Around $1,000 a month gets you on your own private
island. 168 acres of nature preserve, two miles of wa-
terfront, country club-like facilities, Indian mounds,
museum. Choose from two prime locations.
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THE WATERSIDE a tastefully updated Bay Palms 3BR/2BA,
split-plan home. Upgrades include Corian countertops,
custom cabinets, new appliances and Mexican tile. Perfect
for entertaining or relaxing, the open living area offers lovely
waterfront views. Enter onto a spacious screened lanai
through sliding glass doors. A contemporary deck and
heated pool overlook the canal.Fish from the dock in the
privacy of tropical landscaping. Asking $695,000.
for your personal showing
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CLEANINGS-R-JOB: Will clean your residential or
new construction. Island resident of 36 years. No job
too big! Please call, 795-7324.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or re-
placement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates
a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in
the comfort of your home. Call today for an appoint-
ment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast and
reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines, cushions,
etc. Reasonably priced. Call Jenifer Catlin, 727-5873.
AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and out.
I can save you time and money. Island resident, ref-
erences. For pricing call 713-5967.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape.
Island resident. Excellent references. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broke,, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City of
Anna Maria resident. Cell 448-3857.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.
BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS Providing the to-
tal TLC for your landscaping requirements. Lawns,
trees, shrubs, container gardens and gardens. De-
sign, installation and service. Call 730-5318 for free
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING Services: Quality lawn
maintenance, landscape cleanup, plantings, pruning,
shell and more! Insured, references, free estimates.
See our coupon in this week's Islander. Call 778-2335
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Ir-
rigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,-
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $30/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775, "shell phone" 720-0770.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100
.JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
C I "o"fI o l P .
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free es-
timates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan
Michael, master carpenter. Call cell 778-6898 or cell,
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
KEVIN GRIFFITHS' ISLAND Paint Interior/exterior
painting, pressure washing and wallpaper. For
prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates, call 704-
7115 or 778-2996. Mom/son team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa.
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable
restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finishing
contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs,
painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 792-1367, or 726-1802.
THOUSANDS OF HOMES ONE ADDRESS
ULTIMATE DIRECT BEACHFRONT
CONDO! Spectacular Gulf views from this
luxuriously turnkey 3BR/2.5BA penthouse
on quiet part of Gulf Drive. $1,790,000.
Victoria Horstmann, 518-0278.98392
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME in gated NW
community. 5BR/4BA home with many ex-
tras $699,000. Judy LaValliere, 504-3792
or Ann DeBellevue, 720-7614. 97541
EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT HOME on
historic Terra Ceia Island with views of
Tampa Bay and Skyway Bridge. Gourmet
kitchen and fabulous pool area. $849,900.
Kindra Koeck, 812-3904. 98130
WESTSIDE PARKLIKE wooded cul-de-sac
setting close to Gulf beaches. Perfectly
maintained 3BR/2BA with charm and
warmth $289,900. Sandy Orapala, 725-
0781 or Kathy Marcinko. 713-1100. 99201
SHAWS POINT deepwater riverfront with dock near the mouth of Manatee River and DeSoto
National Park. 38R ranch nestles in the lush landscaping. $1,100,000. Cheryl Harrington,
RIVERFRONT LIVING AT ITS BEST! 5BR/3.58A home offering 3,800 sq.ft. Screened patio,
private dock and large kitchen with center island. $899,900. Cindy Pierro, 920-6818. 95838
EXTRAORDINARY ESTATE that offers a circa 1922 restored home, guest house/cabana,
Olympic size pool, detached workshop/garage. $850,000 Kathy Valente, 685-6767.96815
GULF FRONT CONDO. 2BR furnished second floor condo that overlooks pool with great Gulf
views Two pools and great beaches $625.000. Kathy Marcinko. 713-1100 or Sandy
SPIRIT OF VINTAGE FLORIDA in this NW home. Heart pine flooring, mahogany woodwork,
Spanish tile and quaint courtyard. $308,000. Sandy Drapala, 725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko,
NORTHWEST BRADENTON POOL HOME. Oversized lot and privacy fenced rearyard. Newer
roof, A/C and pool deck. Freshly painted exterior $184,500. Ruth Lawler, 587-4623 98737
GREAT BARGAIN OPPORTUNITY on this 3BR NW home. Almost 2,000 SF of living area &
over a quarter acre. Handyman/investor opportunity' $144,900. Ruth Lawler, 587-4623.99202
GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY on 1/4 acres with no deed restrictions. 3BR/1 BA home
is north of Manatee Ave. in West Bradenton. $119,000. Mary Hellhake,
WONDERFUL 2BR HOME with above ground pool and large wooden playset Fresh paint
inside/out Remodeled kitchen with oversized Flonda room $115,000. Elizabeth Gardini,
4 MA A W *
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 3BR/3BA canalfront home.
Interior designed by Eatman & Smith for comfortable enter-
taining from elegant to casual. Quality abounds from the
gourmet kitchen with custom-built beaded beech cabinets
to the outdoor room with an impressive red brick grilling sta-
tion. Relax in style in the caged pool with a built-in hot tub,
play shuffle board or enjoy your boat on a new 12,000-lb.
boat lift. Broker/owner. $735,000.
BEAUTIFUL BAY PALMS 3BR/2.5BA canalfront home re-
cently updated to include a coral-appointed remote-con-
trolled gas fireplace, new windows, pavers, boat hoist and
more. Enjoy luxury living in this single-level executive
ranch-style home with more than 2,650 sq. ft. of living area.
1BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA DUPLEX located very close to AMI
Community Center. Loads of potential on a street with active
property improvements under way. $379,900.
314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
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Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, paint-
ing, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim, moldings
kitchen remodeling, general repairs. Decks, hardwood
floors. Homes, rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.
MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry work
and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass block
work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris, 795-
3034. Lic.#104776. Insured.
MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and restora-
tion. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. Insured.
Call Javier at 685-5163 or 795-6615.
PAUL SUTHERLAND CARPENTRY and More:
Residential and commercial. No job too small. 35
years experience and prompt dependable service.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Call 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters andmore.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home
consultation. Island references, 15 years experience.
778-3526 or 730-0516.
WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style home, north Anna
Maria Island, annual, $1,500/month, or seasonal,
$2,500/month. Bayfront cottages also available with
docks from $1,500/month, $500/week. Call 794-5980,
WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate
Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some loca-
tions. Units are complete. Rates seasonally adjusted.
$375-$975/week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-
0803 or 737-1121. www.abeachview.com.
BRADENTON BEACH Homes for sale or rent. Sea-
sonal or annual, 1BR apartment, unfurnished, $700/
month includes utilities. 55-plus. Sandpiper Mobile
Resort 778-1140, or e-mail:
2BR/1BA TOTALLY renovated duplex with under-
cover parking, storage area, washer/dryer. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 2516-E Avenue B in Bradenton Beach.
Call (813) 300-8543 or (941) 778-0635.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA single-family home. One
block to beach and bay. New kitchen, garage/work-
shop, washer/dryer. Private yard. $1,100/month plus
utilities. 2212 Avenue B. Call 795-8979.
BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to a two-
unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely renovated and fur-
nished. New washer/dryer, microwave. 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 apartment, $650/month.
Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.
NEW LISTING First-time rental, fully furnished villa in beau-
tiful Mt. Vernon, near beaches, on canal, lake view front.
2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, carport, clubhouse with numer-
ous activities, heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, no pets, non-
smoking, age 55-plus, minimum three months, peak sea-
son, $2,400/month, annual $1,500/month. Call 721-1784.
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Now booking
for this season. Please call (813) 752-4235, or view
Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, pool, nicely furnished, ground floor. Available
April plus. Call 778-9576.
VACATION RENTAL Furnished duplex, 2BR/2BA,
heated pool, pets OK. One block to beach, three-day
minimum to weekly. See "Green House" at
Haleysmotel.com or call 778-5405.
DUPLEX 2BR/2BA 2411 Avenue C, Bradenton
Beach. Carport below with storage room, $800/
OFFICE OR TWO-chair hair salon for rent. 112 52nd
St., Holmes Beach. $475/month. 746-8666.
2BR/1 BA unfurnished annual Gulfview. $850/month.
Call 778-0292 or 650-3552.
KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Short-term only.
Night, weekend, weekly. Private entrance, private
deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call 778-3433 or
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA, elevated. One block to beach. Available
now through April (813) 251-9201.
VACATION RENTAL Charming 1 BR/1BA, fully fur-
nished, across from white sandy beach. Call
LOVELY ELEVATED beach house unit 2BR/2BA,
under-cover parking, nicely furnished. Three-month
rental, 210 81st Street. $2,000/month. Call in Tampa,
(813) 962-0817 or local, 778-2695.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR apartment, one house to
beach, $925/month; 2BR apartment, Anna Maria,
$780/month; 3BR home, $995/month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA villas, washer/
dryer, screened porch, carport, ground level. $2,000-
$2,500/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732 or
1BR/1BA WATERFRONT apartment in Cortez.
Peaceful, clean, bright. Annual, $650/month, includes
utilities. No pets. Call 792-2620 or 778-1086.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL close to beach 3BR/
2BA, laundry, porch, large rooms. $2,500/monthly.
Call (585) 473-9361 or 778-5412.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL large 2BR/2BA, den,
laundry, porch, close to beach. First, last and secu-
rity. $995/month. Call (585) 473-9361 or 778-5412.
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SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE March 1. 1BR
waterfront apartment on north end of Anna Maria.
$1,750/month. Call 778-5445.
DESIGNER KEY ROYALE canalfront home. 2BR/
2BA, den, Mediterranean pool/terrace, dock. Private
locale, highest standards on Island. Available March-
May. Starting at $4,200/month. Call (863) 860-7407.
BRING YOUR BOAT! Coral Shores 2BR/2BA
canalfront pool home available January-April. $3,900/
month. Annually, $2,500/month. Premier Florida Re-
alty, 920-1501 or 761-3720.
ANNA MARIA NORTH END tastefully furnished, one
minute to gorgeous beach, 2BR/2BA, sleeps six, el-
evated deck, barbecue, full amenities. $1,200/week,
$3,000/month (508) 946-3433.
ANNUAL RENTAL APARTMENTS in Sunny Shores,
1BR/1BA and studio apartments, $500 security de-
posit. $735 and $680/month, includes utilities. Call
STEPS TO BEACH! Gorgeous furnished and spa-
cious two-room apartments. Anna Maria Island, sea-
sonal rentals. $550/week, $1,900 month. Call 778-
1098. Pets welcome!
RENTAL WANTED: Mature, professional couple
seeks 2BR annual rental on Anna Maria Island
close to the beach or bay. Long time Island resi-
dents with many references. Will consider $850-
$1,000/ month, plus utilities. No problem providing
150 STEPS to Gulf. Seasonal 2BR/2BA immaculate
ground-level home. Nonsmoking, no pets. Call (813)
9et-o992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA, direct bayfront home
with heated pool. $3,000/month. Call Betsy Hills Real
Estate, P.A., 778-2291.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA, open floor plan, fourth house
to Gulf. Weekly, monthly. Open dates. Call 778-7933.
ANNUAL SPACIOUS 2BR/1BA covered parking,
laundry, bay view, steps to Gulf. $895/month, plus
electric. Call 778-5412.
GULFVIEW: NORTH SHORE Drive, 2BR/2BA,
ground level, available now thru May. Fully furnished,
$2,000/month, includes utilities. (863) 581-4206,
(813) 935-0694, (813) 933-8697, or e-mail:
VACATION, SEASONAL Anna Maria Gulffront apart-
ments. Lovely 2 and 3BR units, fully equipped, porch,
NEW ON MARKET: Seasonal rental, 1BR/1BA du-
plex in Holmes Beach. Available for long rental. One-
and-a-half block to Gulf. Call 920-4757.
BAYFRONT: Very clean, very nice, unfurnished
2BR/2BA, second-floor duplex overlooks Tampa Bay
on Bay Boulevard with rear canal access. Front and
rear porch, garage and storage. Available now,
$1,000/month. Nonsmoking, no pets. First, last and
security required. Call 779-2700.
BEACHFRONT: NORTH SHORE Drive, Anna
Maria. Where the Gulf meets the bay. Ground level,
all view beachfront home. Large 2BR/2BA, sleeps
six. Tastefully redone. All you need is here. 3,500/
month. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.
2BR/1BA TOTALLY renovated duplex with under-
cover parking, storage area, washer/dryer. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 2516-E Avenue B in Bradenton Beach.
$850/month. (813) 300-8543.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, washer/dryer, dishwasher. 308 63rd St. $950/
month, plus utilities. Call 737-1121.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875.
VERY CUTE! 1BR/BA, annual rental, historic
Bradenton Beach. One block to beach and bay! Re-
cently renovated. Live in paradise. Nonsmoking, no
pets preferred. $700/month. Call now, 778-3647.
2BR/1BA REMODELED Island home. Unfur-
nished, one block to beach. Large yard, garage
and washer/dryer. $995/month, plus utilities. Small
pet OK. 795-8979.
PERICO BAY CLUB, 3BR/2BA furnished condo, wa-
ter view, heated pool, spa, tennis, two miles to
beach. Seasonal or annual. http://
home. earthlink. net/-paulyglot/
Perico_Bay_Club.html or call (772) 713-4147.
SEASONAL RENTALS from $1,500/month. Annual
rentals: 7104 Marina, 3BR/2BA house, pool, pet OK,
$1,500/month; 517 72nd St., 3BR/2BA house, dock,
pet OK, $1,500/month; 2405 Avenue B, 2BR/2BA
duplex on stilts, pet OK, $900/month; Perico Bay
Club 2BR/2BA villa, two-car garage, $1,100/month;
Wildewood Springs/Bradenton, 2BR/2BA condo,
pool, $750/month. SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL Totally remodeled 2BR
townhouses almost on the beach. Back and front pa-
tios. Boat parking. Annual $1,150/month, seasonal
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KING BEDROOM EFFICIENCY for rent. Short-term
only. Night, weekend, weekly. Private entrance, pri-
vate deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call 778-
3433 or 773-0010.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, $550/month. No pets, one per-
son, nonsmoking. Furnished. Available Feb. 1. Call
778-6511 after 6pm.
BEACH, POOL, SPA, 2BR/2BA, Anna Maria Island
Club. All available now through February. Aposporos
& Son, 758-3939.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Excellent values. 1BR duplex,
one block to Gulf, $680/month includes most utilities;
2BR/2BA elevated duplex with large outside storage,
$840/month; 2BR/1 BA duplexes priced from $760-
$1,000/month. Call Island Real Estate for great move-
in specials, 778-6066.
2BR/2BA CONDO, waterfront, furnished, includes
utilities. Enclosed parking, secure entrance. $1,450/
month. Call 737-7121.
CLASSIFIEDS ADS can be found on line at
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex. Com-
pletely renovated, new appliances, wood floors. Ga-
rage, lakefront with dock. Walk to beach. $1,000/
month. Call 232-3704.
HOLMES BEACH newly refurbished, elevated duplex.
2BR/2BA, light/bright, washer/dryer, screened lanai.
Annual lease, Feb. 1. $850/month. Call 228-7878.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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LOT Prime buildable lot in very desirable
area of Anna Maria City on Pine Avenue.
Zoned for Residential/Office/Retail. Owner
financing available. $275,000. Call Susan
Hatch, Realtor. 778-7616 evenings.
LOT Build your dream home on this beau-
tiful lot in a very desirable and exclusive area
of new homes in Perico Shores. Minutes to
beaches and shops. $169,000. Call Susan
Hatch, Realtor, 778-7616 eves.
LATE CANCELLATIONS February and April. Avail-
able now 2BR/2BA turnkey condos at Westbay Cove
and Westbay Point and Moorings. Heated pool, ten-
nis. Old Florida Realty Co., 778-3377 or Sharon
WESTBAY POINT: Finest waterfront unit and view!
2BR/2BA, corner unit, furnished. Available February,
March, April. Call (818) 620-3543.
ON THE BEACH new, 2BA/2BA weekly/monthly,
Bradenton Beach 778-3618 or www.linger-
LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Cheerful 1BR duplex,
$1,500/month; Gulfview 2BR home from, $2,100/
month. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.
VACATION RENTAL: Jan. 17-Feb. 28. Waterfront,
heated pool, last minute cancellation. 778-7414.
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 playroom, fireplace, must see to believe! Call
(813) 681-9111, or (813) 363-1231. Ask for Dan.
TWO LUXURY VACATION villas built 2000, across
the road from public beach in Holmes Beach. Each
villa is 3BR/3BA and each have their own pools.
For details, contact Steve, 795-6225.
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KEY ROYALE 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.
HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful
12,100 sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor.
Gated community in Cortez. $265,000 includes dock
for boat up to 35-feet Longview Realty, 383-6112, or
George Noble, 685-3372.
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JIMMY BUFFET SINGING on the stereo and
margaritas on the dock, just add salt. Seawall and
dock on deepwater canal. 3BR/2BA with granite
counter tops. New roof, water heater, kitchen, plumb-
ing, electrical and flooring. Tile throughout. Fully fur-
nished and professionally decorated. Just bring your
toothbrush. Ready in mid-January. $700,000. Call
4BR/4BA, 3,200 sq.ft. beach ranch for sale or rent.
Steps to Gulf, heated pool, totally renovated, large lot,
garage, furnished. Visit
www.annamariabeachranch.com. 210 67th St.,
Holmes Beach. 778-8181.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
307 Tarpon St.
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WOW! THIS UNIT HAS IT ALL. 2BR/2BA
with two balconies and views of the bay and
Gulf. Turnkey furnished. Totally updated and
cleaner than new. Enjoy the heated pool and
private boat dock. Great rental income.
$379,000. Call Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.
GLEN LAKES Partial lake view from 4BR/2BA
home on corner lot. Screened lanai, alarm sys-
tem, irrigation system. Close to great schools
and Bollettieri Tennis Academy, golf courses
and shopping. Minutes to beaches and down-
town. $215,900. Lynn Hostetler, 720-5876.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Stunning 2BR/2BA
turnkey furnished Island condo. Very rental
friendly and just steps to the beach. Excellent
investment opportunity with great rental his-
tory. $429,000. Call Nicole Skaggs or Jane
Grossman at 778-4800.
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JUST LISTED! Westbay Point and Moorings
condo. Canalfront, furnished and updated.
Ready to move into with new kitchen and
bathrooms in Anna Maria's finest and most
private community. Heated pool, tennis and
26 acres of tropical splendor. $360,000. Dave
Jones or Dick Maher, 778-4800 or 713-4800.
COMMERCIAL LOT Seller is a builder. Will
build to suit if need and go through the pro-
cesses with the county to obtain permitting.
Going through initial process now. Perfect lo-
cation for a doctor or lawyers offices. Zoned
PRM. $320,000. Call Cindy Grazar at 778-
4800 or 504-5176.
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THE PERFECT GIVEAWAY Light and bright
end unit, turnkey furnished an one block to
the beach. Complex has beautiful pool, flex-
ible rental policy and low fees. $239,000. Call
Nicole Skaggs or Jane Grossman at 778-
residentss Elite -
Top 4r, Worldwide Charles
BIMINI BAY 6BR/6BA
Bayfront home. Great views,
deep water, pool and spa.
INVESTORS: Island duplex
close to beach. Great rental
Sailboat water. New construc-
tion, 5BR/5BA, pool/spa.
ANNA MARIA beachhouse
with guest cottage, and sepa-
rate buildable lot. $1,950,000.
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LONGBOAT KEY: Premium turnkey ground-floor
2BR/2BA condo with garden patio, amenities include
deeded beach, pool, docking, clubhouse and more.
$279,000. Call 383-3751.
205 SOUTH BAY DRIVE. Beautiful uncompromised
water views of the Sunshine Skyway and bay. Vacant
lot 50 x 200 ready for custom home or purchase for
investment. $750,000, or best offer. Christopher
Sullivan, Coldwell Banker Previews, (727) 417-9000.
LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE: Tranquil waterfront
community offers everything you've been looking for.
Deep-water boat docks, short walk to gorgeous
beaches, tropical setting and carefree living. Two
brand new quality built homes with spacious floor
plans and many upgrades starting at $638,500 and
three homesites starting at $240,000. Call Tina
Rudek or Mike Migone of Wedebrock Real Estate,
PERICO BAY CLUB: Grand Cayman model, 2BR/
2BA, den, two-car garage, 90 percent furnished.
Many extras. $329,000. Call 795-7030.
$63,900 BAYSHORE ON THE LAKE CONDO
What a view of the lake from this 5th floor unit.
2BR/1BA. Heated pool.
$179,000 FLAMINGO BY THE BAY
Waterfront 2BR/1.5BA condo with
enclosed lanai overlooking deep-
$184,900 TOWNHOUSES IN THE
CAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/1.5BA.
Deep-water canal to Palma Sola Bay.
Roac dock. Heated Pool. IB96405
$425,000 BUILD YOUR ISLAND
DREAM HOME Canalfront lot avail-
able in Holmes Beach! IB90367
$499,000 WATERFRONT LIVING
Key West-style elevated pool home on deep-water ca-
nal in Flamingo Cay. IB94587
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com
BRADENTON BEACH For sale by owner. Very short
walk to Gulf beach access. Clubhouse, shuffleboard,
laundry, etc. 55-plus mobile park. Furnished room for
second bedroom. Desirable area. You can be owner for
$15,000. Call 779-1260 between 9-11am or 7-9pm.
AFFORDABLE CANAL HOME recently updated,
prime location to beach, 2,400 sq.ft.! Deep sailboat
water. $564,000. Call (813) 361-1258.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Prime location, large el-
evated 2BR/2BA duplex, one block to beaches. West
of Gulf Drive, only $428,000. Call 778-4675.
NEWLY RENOVATED two-story duplex. 2BR/2BA,
plus 3BR or den. Both units turnkey furnished, large
yard, one block to Holmes Beach. $545,000 or will
split as condos. $325,000/each. 725-2862 (by ap-
pointment only). Must see!
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct beachfront,
Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA, pool, elevator, first floor
above parking. $820,000. Call 224-6726.
CAYMAN CAY CONDO steps to beach. 2BR/2BA
fully furnished corner unit with carport. Old Florida
Realty, 778-3377 or Sharon Annis, 778-3730.
CLASSIFIEDS ADS can be found on line at
SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BA condo, unobstructed bay
view corner unit. Great amenities, heated pools,
tennis, under-building parking. Newly turnkey fur-
nished, walk to beach and shopping. For informa-
tion call, 795-3778. $339,900.
BEACH COTTAGE RESORT 3BR owners home
plus three rental units. Great west of Gulf Drive lo-
cation. 100 yards to beach. Walking distance to
shops and restaurants. For sale by owner.
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5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
Fax: 941 779-2602
DESIRABLE BEAN POINT!
Gulfview, 3BR/2BA, open floor plan, across
the street from beach access. $745,000.
Call Larry Albert 725-1074.
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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 1 BR/1 BA turnkey furnished $275,000.
5400 GULFRONT 2BR/1.5BA poolview $310,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
GULF BEACH 2BR/2BA, view, pool, beautiful vacation spot.
MARTINQUE Gulffront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevators.
5400 GULFFRONT complex, 1 and 2BRs, pool.
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully decorated.
CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA, pool, gazebo across from beach.
Canal/Pool 3BR/2BA home.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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66 F.B.I. operative
67 Hair ointment
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75 South American tuber
76 Directive to a masseur
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80 It's pushed in
81 "Shane" star
84 Rig owners
87 Latin name for ancient
89 Limited, as some
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93 Like many beachgoers
95 "Daniel Boone" actor
96 Ammonia derivatives
101 Unoriginal argument
103 103-Down appendage
107 Have for
108 Swindle at Ben &
112 Judges' seat
113 Bridge expert
114 Got a Friend"
115 Colleague of Kent
116 Leader's name that's
117 Accord maker
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7 "Hud" director
9 90-Down tribe
10 Case worker?
12 10th-12th century dy-
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25 One hawking
28 Parts of el dia
31 "No man island"
33 All together, musically
34 Washington city on the
35 Approval sign
36 Something to avoid
37 Kind of pack
38 Cougars or Bobcats,
39 "_ Whoopee!"
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42 Considers, as testi-
43 "The Lady _
44 "I'll think about it"
48 Job antecedent
52 John/Rice musical
54 The Little Mermaid
58 I.R.S. agent: Abbr.
74 TV prizes
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78 Sentencing times
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82 Western enterprise
that goes bankrupt?
85 Belgian city or prov-
88 Art Spiegelman best
90 See 29-Across or 9-
92 Long Island town
94 University in
96 Made reparations
99 Actress Luft
100 Kettle's place
101 Barbecue fare
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ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT Lush tropi-
cal bayfront setting with 3BR/2BA older
home on a large 75-by-198-ft. lot with
deep-water dockage. Short distance to
beach. Remodel or build new. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #93749. $945,000
ISLAND DUPLEX Elevated duplex 2BR/
1BA each side with separate utilities.
Recent renovations new vinyl siding,
kitchen cabinets, vanities, appliances,
stairways and balconies. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #96341. $389,500
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through Lot 88(rear) for entrance and
dockage. Laurie Dellatorre, 778-2246.
JUST MINUTES TO GULF Attractive
4BR/3BA, two story design in Perico
Isles, caged pool, lots of tile, fireplace,
hurricane shutters. Maintenance free
community pool/clubhouse/tennis. Jane
Tinsworth, 761-3100. #94060. $319,900
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BEAUTIFUL MARINER'S COVE Grand
full bay- water view. 2BR/2BA plus loft,
cathedral ceilings, fireplace, eat-in
kitchen. Large tiled lanai, web bar. 40-ft.
boat slip and dock. Joan Smith, 761-
3100. #96119. $424,000
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WOODS OF PALMA SOLA Exceptional
1,625 sq.ft. 3BR/2BA updated residence
on large lot with prime NW Bradenton lo-
cation. Open floor plan, cathedral ceilings
in family room, fireplace. Dave Moynihan,
778-2246. #94970. $199,500
2217 GULF DR. N.
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family homes in gated
community on canals
in Anna Maria. Start-
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ums, pool, approxi-
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