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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: February 11, 2004

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: February 11, 2004

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

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Skimming the news ... Basketball season continues on the Island, page 28.


Anna Maria



The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 12, No. 14 Feb. 11, 2004 FREE


Suspect arrested,

murder charged in

Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
A Bradenton Beach man has been charged by police
with murder in the city's first homicide in 14 years.
Kim Bean, 46, 203 Second St., was arrested Thurs-
day after police found Carol
Foreman, 56, dead in her
home at 107 Third St. N., a
victim of "blunt force
trauma to the head," accord-
ing to the report.
Bradenton Beach Police
Detective Sgt. Leonard
Diaz told The Islander that
S1 Foreman's ex-boyfriend
SClifford Stien called para-
Bean medics and police Feb. 4
after finding her in her
home after she failed to
4 i appear to clean his sister's
I .apartment.
Diaz said signs of injuries
-' prompted the investigation
and, less than 36 hours later
and after interviewing Bean
Iat length, he confessed to
Sthe assault.
Foreman According to Diaz, Bean,
Foreman and others were in
Foreman's home smoking crack cocaine the night of
Feb. 3. The other people in the home left, and Bean and
Foreman were alone in the home when the two appar-
ently got into an argument.
Diaz said Foreman allegedly picked up a wine
bottle struck out at Bean. "He grabbed it from her
and struck her on the forehead once," Diaz said, "and
she fell to the floor. He grabbed his things and as he
was leaving, she grabbed at his leg and tried to bite
him. He said he kicked her once in the face, and said
she was still alive when he left."
PLEASE SEE MURDER, NEXT PAGE



Island tourism

rebounds
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tourism officials said last year that visitor arrivals
to the Bradenton area were off about 10 percent during
the 2002-03 winter season, a direct result of a slump-
ing economy, fears of an Iraq war, and the threat of
terrorism spawned on Sept. 11, 2001.
This year, however, tourism to the area and Anna
Maria Island appears headed back toward pre-9/11 lev-
els and that's got a lot of Island business owners smil-
ing.
Tourist tax revenues- often called the bed tax-
increased by 26.4 percent in December 2003 compared
to the same month the previous year, according to the
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The CVB collected $230,145 in bed tax revenues
in December 2003 compared with $182,051 for the
same month in 2002.
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, PAGE 3


Police and paramedics spent much of Feb. 4 at Second Street in Bradenton Beach investigating the death of
Carol Foreman. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson



Beach making a comeback


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Mother Nature now seems to be in charge of
renourishing Anna Maria's beaches and doing a
pretty good job.
Just five months ago, a number of beach areas
along the Island, particularly at the Beach House Res-
taurant in Bradenton Beach, the beach end of 31st
Street in Holmes Beach, and the Sandbar restaurant in
Anna Maria, had less than 30 feet of sand between the
high water mark and those establishments (The Is-
lander, Sept. 9, 2003).
Ed Chiles, owner of the two restaurants, had ex-
pressed concern that the 200 feet of beach sand added
during the 2002 beach renourishment project might be
disappearing a bit faster than anticipated. Experts in-
volved in that project had predicted the beach width
would settle at between 100 and 125 feet of sand.
"Obviously, we became concerned when there
seemed to be a lot less than 100 feet of sand expected
(after renourishment) at our restaurants," Chiles said.
Even Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Director
Suzi Fox and Turtle Watch volunteers had noticed a
loss of beach in a number of areas last September.
"There was something different going on with the
beach in those locations that I've never seen before,"
she said then.
Today, however, Mother Nature seems to have
taken heed. There's about 70 feet of sand in front of the
Beach House and nearly 80 feet at the Sandbar.
"We expected to see the beach return," said Charlie
Hunsicker, Manatee County eco-systems manager, the
man who supervised the 2002 beach renourishment
program.
"Beaches do come and go, even after
renourishment. We were monitoring the beach last
September, but we've noticed a significant increase in
beach sand. It's a healthy beach," he observed.
Had the beach size dwindled further last fall to
endanger beach vegetation and structures, Hunsicker
said the county would have taken some remedial ac-
tion.
Some Islanders then had expressed concern that the


beach renourishment didn't work properly, but that's
not the case, he said.
"Beaches are dependent on wave activity and the
direction of weather fronts. It's not surprising that the
beach came back because we've had good weather the
past five months."
Particularly bad storms with waves higher than five
feet and strong currents can move sand off the beach
and carry it north or south of the Island.
If that happens, certain areas of the beach could
ebb severely, he said.
When normal weather patterns return, Mother
Nature brings the sand back to the beach.
"At this point, we believe the renourished beach
areas are in a stable condition, but we continue to moni-
tor the beaches for any signs of serious erosion," con-
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


Anna Maria Island looking north from Longboat Key,
with Cortez to the right. Islander Photo: Jack Elka


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Beach makes rebound
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
cluded Hunsicker.
"It won't be surprising if other areas of the beach
ebb and flow this summer. It's normal," he added.
The next beach renourishment project is not sched-
uled until 2010, although planning for the project has
already begun, he noted.
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineering
of Boca Raton, the company that supervised the beach
renourishment project for the county, agreed. Mother
Nature is taking its course.
"Beaches always come and go over short peri-
ods. Some areas build up while others seem to
shrink. It's normal to see this over the short term,"
he observed .
It's not unusual for a 200-foot-wide area of
renourished sand to shrink to about 30 feet over time, he
said. The important thing is that the sand returns.
"We had 200 feet of sand just after beach
renourishment," said Spadoni. He and other coastal
engineers involved in the project expected to end up
with about a 100-foot-wide average for the renourished
beaches after about one year, he noted.
But Islanders can expect the sand in other beach
areas to increase and decrease during the few years.
"I think the beach areas that seemed to be short of
sand last fall are doing well now, but there will prob-
ably be other areas that come and go. That's how a
beach works," said Spadoni.
The next beach inspection by Coastal Planning and
Manatee County officials is scheduled for this summer,
he said.
Some areas of the beach, however, seem to have
gained quite a bit of sand since renourishment ended,
Fox noted last September.
The beach area north of the Sandbar restaurant,
which was not renourished, seems to have increased, as
have the beaches north of the Gulf Drive Cafe and
south of the Beach House Restaurant.
Chiles said he was glad to see officials are continu-
ing to monitor the beach.
The beach at the Sandbar and Beach House restau-
rants "does seem to have come back. We're still better
off than before beach renourishment when the water


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This vacationing family from Michigan has about 60feet of beach in front of the Beach House Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach to enjoy, about double the 30feet of beach observed last September. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


was up against the rocks," he said.
The 2002 beach renourishment cost about $9.8 mil-
lion and was paid for with county, state, and federal funds.
The county portion of the project came from the 4-
percent tax on rental accommodations collected by


Murder charged
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Diaz said Bean then went to a friend's house in
Bradenton.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
Bean eventually contacted Diaz and, after a four-hour
interview, Bean confessed.
Foreman had been a cook at the Bridge Street Pier and
Cafe for about five years, and was popular in the neigh-
borhood, according to her landlord, Gale Carter. "She was
trying to bring her life back around," Carter said.
Bean was a commercial fisherman, working as a


Manatee County to fund the Bradenton Area Conven-
tion and Visitors Bureau to promote tourism.
Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. from Chicago
did the 2002 renourishment, the same company em-
ployed in 1992-93 for Island beach renourishment.


stone crabber in Cortez. "He was a hard worker," said
fisherman James "Wyre" Lee of Cortez. "He'd leave
before the sun was up and come back after sunset."
Police are still interviewing witnesses, and the state
attorney's office has yet to charge Bean.
The last homicide in Bradenton Beach was the Feb.
27, 1990, stabbing of Melanie Wright in the 2400 block
of Avenue A, a case that has remained unsolved.
Carol Foreman
Carol Foreman died Feb. 2.. Her family requested
no obituary and services were private. They may return
to the area within the next few weeks and arrange a
memorial at that time.


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THE ISLANDER U FEB. 11, 2004 U PAGE 3


Teachers leave IMS,

parents meeting scheduled
Two teachers hired at the start of the school year
in August are no longer teaching at Island Middle
School.
Jim George and Cynthia Dake both tendered their
resignations on Feb. 1 giving two weeks notice of their
intent to leave the school staff.
According to IMS Director Kelly Parsons, the ad-
ministration opted to accept both resignations effective
Feb. 6.
George was hired to teach mathematics, but after
social studies teacher Janet Toy resigned in January, he
took on her duties.
IMS parent Marilyn Kelly has been filling in as a
substitute teacher in math. Kelly just completed her
degree in secondary education for social studies and
offered to fill in until a permanent math teacher could
be hired.
A substitute teacher will also take the place of
George until a permanent hire can be found.
Dake taught theater, film, sixth-grade reading, sign
language and Spanish. A substitute has not been hired
to continue Dake's courses.
Following the resignations, IMS Parent-Teacher
Organization President Julia Krokroskia announced
there will be a special meeting for IMS "parents only"
at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the school band room.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss any issues
parents might have at this point in the school year.
Prior to leaving IMS, George left a parting message
for students and parents on the Web site utilized by
IMS teachers to communicate class information to par-
ents.
"If Ms. Parsons permits this to stay [online], I
would like to say good-bye to all the students and par-
ents of IMS," George wrote. "Good luck!"

Hancock trial postponed
The fraud trial of Holmes Beach residents Jeffrey
Hancock and Tammy Catt scheduled to begin Monday,
Feb. 9, has been postponed until May 3, according to
the Manatee County Clerk of Courts online database.
The couple were charged in April 2003 with fraud
in connection with the December 2001 sale of Anna
Maria Island Wine & Spirits, a liquor store on Marina
Drive in Holmes Beach.
In a separate action, Sarasota businessman Curt
Luttrell filed a lawsuit against the Hancocks in May
2002 for breach of contract after he bought the liquor
store from the Hancocks in November 2001.
Luttrell claims in his suit he was forced to close the
business in March 2002 because the Hancocks failed to
turn over the liquor license, as required when the store
was purchased.

Tourism surges on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
But Susan Estler of the CVB cautioned that the
latest revenue figures include the bed tax increase from
three to four percent adopted Dec. 1, 2003, by the
county.
While it's not comparing apples to apples, Estler
said the December 2003 revenue figures are "encour-
aging," and members reported "very good business"
for the Christmas holidays.
"Overall, we seem to be doing much better this
year than last year at this time. The overseas market has
done well, and people want to travel. Everyone seems
to be optimistic for a great season," she said.
Marketing surveys have found that many visitors
to the Bradenton area, particularly Anna Maria Island,
are repeat visitors.
"People feel that when they find Anna Maria,
they've found a secret hideaway that no one else knows
about. Once they find this special location, they want
to come back," Estler observed.
At the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman said most
members have reported a great season, but a few have
said business is still a bit slow.
Established properties with marketing programs
and a host of return visitors seem to be doing "quite
well," she indicated, while newer accommodations are
still finding their market niche.
"A lot of members have reported full occupancy,
while just a few have said it's a bit slow," Brockman
observed.


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Manatee County Utilities worker Bill Corsin was up to his waist in water last week at the intersection of GulfDrive
and 52nd Street in Holmes Beach as a water main broke during installation of new stormwater drainage pipes. The
work continues this week and motorists can expect some delays in the area. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Pedestrian accident

in Anna Maria
Eighty-year-old Glenn Hull of Magnolia
Avenue in Anna Maria suffered multiple inju-
ries Saturday evening when he was hit by a car
while crossing Gulf Drive.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office report
of the incident said Hull was crossing Gulf
Drive near the Anna Maria City Hall at 11:12
p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven by
Donald Dixon, 43, of Cortez.
Hull suffered a broken wrist, head injuries
and several cuts. He was transported to Blake
Medical Center in fair condition, the report in-
dicated.
No charges were filed after the MCSO con-
cluded its investigation of the incident.


And business at the chamber's tourist information
center at 5313 Gulf Drive N. in the Island Fitness Cen-
ter has been brisk.
During January, the chamber had 1,291 walk-in
visitors seeking accommodation information, 522 tele-
phone calls and 1,104 e-mails from persons looking for
lodging.
In addition, said Brockman, the chamber's Web site
had 33,859 actual "hits" of people looking for information.
"So, that's very encouraging. I think it's going to be
a great season if the weather stays good," she predicted.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar restaurant in Anna
Maria, the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach and the Mar Vista on Longboat Key, agreed.
"The Christmas season was great, and better than
last year. The good weather made quite a difference
compared with last year," he said.
"And January has been very good. Last year, January
was a tough month because of bad weather," Chiles added.
Marge Moran of the Surfside EconoLodge and Club
Bamboo condominiums in Bradenton Beach said that
while Christmas was great, "January was a little slow."
But that was the first month Club Bamboo was
open, she said, and reservations for February at both the
lodge and condos have rebounded nicely.
"Much better than last year. We've got a number
of sold out days already, and people are now booking
into the condominiums. February looks excellent,"
Moran said.
While the CVB does not separate visitor spending
between the barrier islands and the mainland, it has
estimated nearly $400 million is spent annually by visi-
tors to the Island and the Longboat Key portion of
Manatee County.
Although the Island and Longboat Key have only
22 percent of the total accommodation rooms available
in Manatee County, they account for nearly 60 percent
of the bed tax collected.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
Feb. 11, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Feb. 12, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Agenda: Heritage Week discussion, site plan ordinance
procedure ordinance update, city operating reserve dis-
cussion, anonymous complaint discussion, budget for-
mat discussion, payment of city funds regarding bid-
ding discussion, alcohol permit system regulation dis-
cussion, recommendations from board or committee
discussion, handicap parking on Gulf Boulevard dis-
cussion, new-old business list discussion, setting of
date for parking plan work session, and public com-
ment.
Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m., city commission-ad hoc compre-
hensive plan committee meeting.
Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m., city commission meeting with city
auditor.
Feb. 18, 6 p.m., special city commission meeting to
discuss attorney services.
Feb. 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m., "shade" meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m., Sunshine Law class.
Feb. 18, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Feb. 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holnes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Feb. 11, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Feb. 18, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.

Holiday Closures
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key governmental offices will be closed on
Monday, Feb. 16, for President's Day.
There will be no garbage pickup Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key, and garbage and recycling
will be picked up instead on the Saturday prior to the
holiday, Feb. 14. Bradenton Beach has its own trash
program, which takes no holidays and will pick up
garbage and recycling on its regular schedule.






PAGE 4 M FEB. 11, 2004 u THE ISLANDER


Input continues on Holmes Beach turtle ordinance


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore hosted a sec-
ond community workshop to gather additional input from
Island residents and property managers on the city's pro-
posed draft of a new turtle-protection ordinance.
Also in attendance at the Feb. 6 community work
session were Holmes Beach Commissioners Sandy
Haas-Marten and Don Maloney, who came to listen to
the community's concerns, and Dean Gallagher, an
environmental specialist with the Florida Fish and
tWildlife Conservation Commission's Bureau of Pro-
tected Species Management.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff opened the meeting
--ith a presentation of the changes made to the pro-
posed draft since the first community meeting in No-
vember. Petruff said the changes reflected community
input and concerns voiced at the previous meeting.
The ordinance was written by Petruff using state
and federal guidelines as well as a compilation of or-
dinances already in use in other Gulffront communities.
The purpose of the ordinance is to protect threat-
ened and endangered marine turtles and safeguard nest-
ing female turtles and hatchlings from injury or harass-
ment while present on the city's beach.
The present city ordinance has amounted to prob-
lems for the turtles and for the local organization en-
trusted to see to their care. According to Whitmore, the
ordinance has not provided a clear guide for code en-
forcement.
The proposed draft includes standard definitions
and after receiving complaints that the use of the word
"beach" was "too ambiguous" in the first draft, Petruff
added the state definition of beach to the ordinance.
In the revised draft, Petruff also took into consid-
eration property owners' concerns regarding the pro-
posed wattage requirement for outdoor light fixtures.
The first draft restricted wattage to 25 watts or less. The
revised draft requires 50 watts or less.
Jeff Gerry of White Sands Motel expressed con-
cern that 50 watts may still be insufficient lighting for
public safety.
Gallagher clarified that a 25-watt bug light on the
porch of a single-family home is sufficient, although it
would not be for a public parking lot. Lighting sugges-


tions provided by the FWC do work with state build-
ing code requirements and the selection depends on
where the light will be used.
FWC recommends yellow light bulbs, incandes-
cent or compact fluorescent bulbs, in the following fix-
tures:
Low profile bollards with louvers for walkway or
path lighting.
Full cutoff streetlight or fully shielded light fix-
tures for street or parking lot lighting.
Recessed can with baffles, "eyelid" step light,
canister downlight, 180-degree shielded jelly jar,
downlight or louvered step light, as architectural light-
ing.
Gallagher also addressed community concerns that
alternative lighting might increase crime, reduce pub-
lic safety and diminish tourism.
He said experts have found a way to share the
beach with turtles while ensuring human safety and
turtle safety during nesting season. "It's a matter of
using the proper light source and directing adequate
light where it is needed," he said.
In the coastal communities that have adopted
stricter ordinances, Gallagher said there has been no
increase in crime and there are still loads of tourists and
new residents coming in. In addition; areas that previ-
ously had seen poor turtle hatching results have seen a
greater turtle survival rate.
Gallagher said information he has received from
law enforcement agencies indicate that crime does not
occur in greater frequency if an area is darker. That
bright light only decreases fear of crime not crime.
Using a low, even light eliminates shadow zones
where criminals might hide and it also helps a person's
eyes adjust as they move out onto the beach.
Some residents expressed dissatisfaction with tint-
ing windows on new construction since it would leave
windows dark all year 'round, not just during nesting
season.
Gallagher said tinted windows actually enhance the
beach view.
Petruff also added a provision for existing property
owners to apply for a variance from the city commis-
sion if conforming to the new lighting provisions
causes a unique hardship. The variance would allow for


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Juno, turtles

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Valentine's Day may have started with a goddess
and a martyred saint, but a couple of local people are
adding some modern suggestions.
Write a letter, says the postmaster. Adopt a turtle,
says the Island's top turtle protector.
Bob Willis, Anna Maria Island postmaster, con-
tends that letters are the next best thing to being there.
Flowers bloom and die, he says, and chocolate lingers
on the bathroom scale. Phone calls, e-mails, the mod-
ern ephemera don't cut it, but a letter does. It sticks.
A baby turtle, too, has a chance at some perma-
nence by living for 100 years or more. Adopting one in
your Valentine's name gets personal and it's nice and
doesn't complicate your romantic life.
You can adopt one, name it, and mail the adoption
papers: Just hand Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch $15
and when the hatchlings begin to dig up out of the sand
this summer, your Valentine lives. Or adopt a whole nest
for $100. Turtle Watch sells from its education center,
5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, phone 778-1435.
Manatee adoptions are $25 through Save the
Manatee Club, 500 Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751,
phone 407-539-0990.
As for the long-ago roots of the day, they're pagan.
Ancient Rome dedicated Feb. 14 to Juno, queen of
gods and goddesses and, nearer home, of women and
marriage.
Boys and girls lived as far apart as could be ar-
ranged, but Feb. 14 the boys drew girls' names from a
jar and he and she would partner up at least for a few
days, sometimes for life.
Emperor Claudius the Cruel put the capper on the
day. Young Romans were not exactly enlisting in his


army in droves and he figured it was because they
didn't want to leave their ladies, so he canceled all
marriages. Father Valentine secretly married couples,
was caught and beaten to death with clubs on you
guessed it Feb. 14.
Are you ready for some old customs?
In the Middle Ages young men and women drew
names from a bowl to see whom their Valentines would
be and wore the names on their sleeves for a week, thus
"wear your heart on your sleeve."
If a woman saw a robin flying on Valentine's Day,
it meant she'd marry a sailor. See a sparrow, marry a
poor man and be very happy. Goldfinch, marry a mil-
lionaire.
Recite the names of half a dozen boys or girls you
might marry while you twist an apple by its stem,


more time to come into compliance and the commis-
sion should specify a plan and schedule for the prop-
erty owner to come into compliance.
Petruff said the variance provision is not found in
state guidelines but will provide some relief for Holmes
Beach property owners.
Petruff said she also added a new section, which
takes into account the event there is an actual or per-
ceived conflict between the city's requirements and
state building codes pertaining to lighting. She said she
spoke to state building representatives and was assured
there should be no conflict, but a method for dealing
with inconsistencies has been provided anyway.
Some residents questioned whether it is mandatory
for the city to have its own ordinance for artificial light-
ing.
Gallagher said that although it is not mandatory,
the FWC has found that it's the best way to put the
power in the local community's hands and supports
local ordinances.
Resident and restaurant owner Sean Murphy asked
how terrible ajob Holmes Beach was doing compared
to other cities, since the ordinance being written is one
of the strictest.
Gallagher admitted that as a coastal community
familiar with sea turtles, Holmes Beach is not doing
that poorly, but overall Florida is not doing well. The
real reason to address the issue with an ordinance,
Gallagher advised, is due to the statewide trend in ur-
banization and construction, making it time to put a
local ordinance in place that works in conjunction with
state requirements.
Petruff said the proposed ordinance follows Florida
Department of Environmental Protection guidelines.
Gallagher said the DEP guide is the best model to use
for a light ordinance and it does meet human safety
standards.
Gallagher applauded the community for its efforts
and assured concerned property owners that FWC does
not promote a lights on-lights off policy, and has found
there is a working compromise for sharing the beach
with turtles.
Whitmore said the next step will be for the pro-
posed ordinance to be scheduled for a city commission
work session.


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you'll marry the one whose name you were saying
when the stem came off.
Through all this, remember to write and adopt a sea
critter. And ignore that Friday the 13th comes just be-
fore the big happy day.


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March 13-14 at the park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton.
The show will have plants and flowers, garden exhib-
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Anna Maria P&Z racing against clock


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
With just under two months left before Anna
Maria's building moratorium expires, the planning and
zoning board is racing against time to complete the ad-
ministrative procedures that will be required for major
developments in the city.
At the P&Z workshop session Feb. 3, members had
their first review of the draft procedures from planner
Joel Freedman. The procedures had also been reviewed
by City Attorney Jim Dye for legal language.
The board will focus on the procedures first. Once
those are agreed upon, Dye will write the accompany-
ing ordinance.
"We thought it easier to focus on the process first,
then change the codes," said Freedman. By establish-
ing the process, developers will "know what to expect."
The administrative code and review process for
major developments was prompted by the Villa Rosa
subdivision application in August 2002, noted Freed-
man, in response to a question from new board mem-
ber Frank Pytel.
"The concern was that large developments were
being approved without a review process, and the plan-
ning and zoning board and city commission did not
know what to ask of the developers," Freedman said.


Major developments will be identified in a defini-
tions section of the accompanying ordinance and will
likely include subdivisions, the merging of two or more
lots, and commercial construction, among other devel-
opments.
Minor developments will also be identified by defi-
nition and will not be subject to the administrative re-
view procedures.
One aspect of the proposed procedures all mem-
bers agreed upon is that before the city gives prelimi-
nary approval, the developer will hold an informal, but
publicly noticed, meeting with nearby residents and the
general public to discuss the project and hear concerns.
Board chairperson Ellen Trudelle said the mayor


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would like to have the ordinance and procedures ready
by the March 11 commission workshop for a first read-
ing.
P&Z members agreed to meet as often as necessary
to meet that deadline and were to hold another work-
shop Feb. 10.
A finalized version of the review procedures is
expected to be completed at that meeting, Trudelle said.
The procedures are only recommendations and
must still be approved by the city commission.
The city's building moratorium expires April 1,
and several construction projects along Pine Avenue
are on hold until the procedures and ordinance are
passed and the moratorium lifted.


Code enforcement officer quits in Bradenton Beach
The code enforcement officer in Bradenton weeks. Building Official Bob Welch resigned his
ach has tendered her resignation effective Feb. position in early January, citing pressure from com-
missioners.
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o1pi1ion

Turtle time?
OK, damnit. Lights out!
Wait. Not yet.
Our seasonal warning to beachfront property owners to
dim, shield or put out lights that may distract sea turtles is
premature. In fact, turtle nesting season doesn't start until
May 1.
But it is the topic of conversation in Holmes Beach,
with property owners and managers strongly criticizing and
opposing a proposed stricter turtle-protection ordinance.
Their opposition has turtle protectors seemingly under
attack a new experience for most of the local volunteers,
although not an unfamiliar, albeit uncomfortable, situation
for Anna Maria Turtle Watch President Suzi Fox.
We don't think it should be so. People who reside or
vacation on barrier islands surely do so in the hope of co-
existing with nature.
Visitors expect more than a day at the beach. In fact,
ecotourism is the newest trend in vacation offers.
To imply Turtle Watch would suggest that people come
before turtles is preposterous and totally lacks credibility.
Turtle Watch exists to help threatened and endangered
species of marine turtles, to protect and preserve their habi-
tat, and to ensure that we can coexist in this precious envi-
ronment.
And this not merely the whim of local turtle lovers.
Federal register documents, including listing decisions,
critical habitat designations, recovery plans, policies and
other information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Endangered Species are available on the Web at
fws.gov.
See for yourself.
Meanwhile, government regulations allow for some
control at local levels in keeping with the unique character
of each beachfront community.
Some areas have high rises; some have low nesting
counts and limited development; and some east coast habi-
tats have enormous nesting numbers and stricter regulations.
There's even one stretch of highway where the only street
lights for miles and miles are imbedded roadway lights.-
As responsible citizens concerned with the world envi-
ronment, we owe it to ourselves to protect the turtles that
nest and hatch here.
There are alternatives for people, but not necessarily for
sea turtles, which spend their entire lives in the water, the
female struggling ashore only to nest, unfamiliar and unable
to maneuver, and the just-born hatchlings pushing up
through the sand to find the Gulf and possibly never return
to shore.
One thing is certain, that code enforcement and the
police department should be called to document all distur-
bances in the coming turtle season.
There oughta be a law.



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More development
Over the past few years many Islanders and their
elected officials have fought to preserve Bradenton's
Perico Island from excessive development.
Recently the City of Bradenton approved language
altering the protections for coastal conservation land
within the city. They intend to remove the "conserva-
tion" designation in the current comprehensive plan,
leading to increased development for Perico. This
amendment is now under review by the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs.
It is completely unreasonable for Bradenton to seek
an increase in density in a first-priority hurricane
evacuation zone. Increasing density will put additional
lives at risk during an evacuation.
This will not only affect Perico Island but also sen-
sitive lands along the bays and rivers including "con-
servation land" currently within Bradenton and any
future annexations.
I encourage Island officials and residents to for-
ward comments on this amendment, known as CPA-T-
03-07, to Department of Community Affairs, Division
of Comp Plans, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee
FL 32399-2100.
Marilyn Stasica, Palma Sola


Bad idea for Holmes Beach
Why the proposed turtle ordinance is a bad idea for
Holmes Beach:
First, a local ordinance is not required by state or
federal mandate. Turtles, their eggs, and hatchlings are
already protected under state and federal laws. Florida
lighting codes and guidelines are already in place, too.
Second, the ordinance is costly to taxpayers. Every
hour that the city attorney spends related to this ordi-
nance is costing taxpayers around $150 an hour.
Third, enforcement will be difficult. On July 1. en-
forcement of this ordinance falls directly on the city.
The state attorney's office will no longer handle such


matters, except in extreme cases. Proving that lighting
was the culprit will be difficult. Science tells us that
turtles are very near-sighted on land, so how does one
prove just how much light a tiny, near-sighted turtle
sees from about one inch off the sand? What about
other factors like gravitational pull, magnetic fields,
smells, vibrations, water currents, tides, a wayward
leader?
Fourth, liability is going to be a costly nightmare.
If businesses and residents are forced to use insufficient
lighting or no lighting and people get injured, the city
will be sued.
In conclusion, this is not an issue of "for" and
"against" turtles. Turtles are part of our coastal environ-
ment and should be respected and observed with inter-
est and enjoyment without threat of malice. Agreed.
But turtles are not more important than people. As the
FWC biologist said at Friday's meeting, "The safety
and security of people should never be compromised."
Perhaps it would be more productive for the turtle
volunteers and the city to spend their efforts educating
the public on the importance of keeping our beaches
and Gulf waters free from trash, especially plastic bags,
which can kill turtles, and having fundraisers and/or
use tax dollars to provide the newest lighting equip-
ment to residents and businesses free or at a nominal
cost. A little diplomacy and common sense can go a
long way in benefiting both turtles and people.
Melanie Johnson, Bradenton

Thanks, Commissioner
Many thanks to Bradenton Beach City Commis-
sioner John Shaughnessy for hosting a neighborhood
meeting, encouraging everyone to be civil, talk to each
other, and work together to solve problems in an atmo-
sphere of respect. It was a breath of fresh air.
Commissioner, you are taking your job seriously
and gaining the respect of the people in your district.
Thank you.
Don and Jo Ann Meilner. Bradenton Beach






THE ISLANDER U FEB. 11, 2004 PAGE 7


Take the test, if you dare


Commentary by Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Kudos to Islanders Suki Janisch and Joyce Karp for
organizing the Really Angry Teachers Parents and
Activists Coalition against the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Tests (The Islander, Feb. 4).
RATPACK and similar organizations in Florida
have organized a statewide rally against the FCAT in
Orlando Feb. 14.
Hopefully, some of the pea-brain politicians who
voted for the FCAT, and now refuse to rid the state of
this plague, will be in attendance. These clowns know
as much about education, students and tests as I do
about nuclear physics.
As the parent of an 1 1-year-old son and 13-year-
old daughter who have been inundated with FCAT
preparation homework the past few weeks, I have seen
first-hand the frustration of kids who must take these
tests to advance, and the frustration of teachers who
must prepare the students to pass.
Teachers are now judged on whether or not their
students got high marks on the FCAT, not whether or
not they are good teachers. Schools are "graded" on
their FCAT scores, not on the worth of their programs
or how much students enjoy a school or teacher, but
teachers at "A" schools get a monetary reward.
Instead of teaching, schools and teachers spend
weeks preparing students to pass the FCAT.
What's the big deal? It should be an easy test.
OK, wise guy. Here's a reprint from the column I
did last year on the FCAT.
Did you graduate from high school? Do you have
a college degree? Do you think state legislators knew
what they were doing when they mandated the FCAT
back in the mid 1990s?
Here are some questions from a sample FCAT
math test. See how well you do.
1. Find the exponential quotient of 3 to the third
power over 8 plus 3 divided by 4x3.
2. Find all the values of x and y between -5 and 10
when y=2x + 6.
3. Sally has test scores of 89, 91, 76, 87 and 100.


Susy has test scores in the same subject of 91, 86, 99,
93 and 85. Who has the higher median-value test score
and what is the difference in the two median values?
4. Which of the following has only one line of sym-
metry?
a.H
b. E
.c.O
d.J
5. The four preceding questions were a sample
FCAT math test for:
a. 12th-grade.
b. 10th-grade.
c. Ninth grade.
d. None of the above.
Still think you're smart? I'll give the answers at the
end of this column.
There were 24 questions in the sample test I
viewed. I have a minor degree in mathematics from the
University of South Florida and have enough credits to
teach middle school and high school math in Florida.
I scored only.20 of 24 correct, or 83.3 percent.
OK. Here is a sample FCAT writing test.
Write a story on what you would do if you had
$1,000 to spend. Use the block expository point rubric
or the narrative method.
Write the story based upon a logical organization
pattern focusing on the topic and write an introduction
stating the topic and all your main points and use a
hook.
Write three body paragraphs elaborating on the
main points. Use transitional words and phrases and
topic sentences that state the main idea: Support each
main idea with at least three details, develop your sup-
porting ideas, use precise word choices and an appro-
priate writing form and have different types of sentence
structure.
In closing, restate your feelings or main idea and
recommend a course of action or reach a conclusion.
Huh?
The above FCAT writing test is for:
1. 12th-grade students.


2. 10th-grade students.
3. Eighth-grade students.
4. None of the above.
The answer is printed at the end of the column.
Teachers have told me they have seen students
vomit on FCAT test day, become depressed, cry uncon-
trollably because they could not complete the work or
did not know the answers, had large numbers of stu-
dents "absent" on FCAT day and have dealt continu-
ally with irate parents over FCAT scores for students
and schools.
Last I heard, Florida politicians voted for FCAT,
not the teachers and administrators.
At a time when Florida is facing a $2 billion short-
fall in its budget, legislators have kept the FCAT sys-
tem going at a cost of about $30 million annually.
I'd rather give that money to feed the poor or build
a nature preserve than to continue funding FCAT.
That aside, I'll make a standing $10,000 wager
with anyone that no more than half of the current
Florida legislators (senate and house) can score higher
than 50 percent on the 12th-grade math and reading/
writing FCAT tests.
Any takers?
Here are the math answers:
1.29.46.
2. All the values of x and y between -5 and 10
when y=2x + 6 are: (-4, -2), (-3, 0), (-2, 2), (-1,4), (0,
6), (1, 8). Note: -5 and 10 are not values for either x or
y because they are not "between" -5 and 10.
3. Susy has the higher median-value test score (90
to 89).
4. E.
5. None of the above. The test questions were taken
from my daughter's seventh grade FCAT math practice
exam.
Answer to the reading question:
4. None of the above. The writing example test was
taken from my son's fourth-grade FCAT practice lan-
guage arts exam.
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Battle for control of Tidemark continues


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
At least two major financial companies view the
troubled Tidemark condo/motel/marina project in
Holmes Beach as a lucrative investment and are bat-
tling for control of the project, despite the fact Tide-
mark is now in federal bankruptcy court.
Dallas-based EFO Holdings through its financial
company, Cypress Lending Group of Naples, has al-
ready proposed a refinance deal of $3.9 million to the
court that would allow Tidemark to begin construc-
tion within the next few months, according to Bob
Grammen of Cypress Lending (The Islander, Feb. 4).
That deal puts Cypress Lending and EFO as first
mortgage holders, ahead of second mortgage holder
Brasota Mortgage, which is owed about $1.7 million by
Tidemark.
Regions Bank of Florida holds, the first mortgage
for slightly more than $1.7 million and foreclosed on
the property in December.
The bank had planned to sell its mortgage-at a pub-
lic auction, but the Tidemark bankruptcy put a halt to
that effort pending a decision by the bankruptcy court,
Regions Bank attorney Scott Cichon said.
Cypress would pay off Regions Bank to assume the
first mortgage, Grammen indicated.
Attorney Peter Mackey, representing Brasota,
has filed an objection to the Cypress Lending pro-
posal with the court and a hearing on that motion is
set for Feb. 17.
At the same time, said Mackey, Brasota may have
its own reorganization plan. Any comment on that pro-
posal, however, should come from Tidemark manag-
ing partner Nick Easterling.


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Easterling said he had been approached by Brasota
representatives, but said he could not comment on spe-
cifics of the proposal at this time.
"Obviously, Brasota has been with us from the
beginning, so I certainly wanted to hear what they had
to say," Easterling noted.
He added that any proposed refinancing arrange-


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ment must still be approved by the bankruptcy court.
While Tidemark may have had difficulty starting
construction of its 40-unit, $20 million hotel/condo-
minium/marina that was approved by the Holmes
Beach City Commission in August 2001, it appears
other companies are prepared to step in with the financ-
ing needed to complete the project.


Another Anna Maria parking solution presented


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Parking plans in Anna Maria are like opinions.
Everybody's got one.
After more than 30 years of parking committees,
studies, reports and recommendations, it often seems
that finding a parking solution agreeable to all the spe-
cial interest groups in the city is like trying to solve
world hunger.
But the.city commission slogged ahead at its Feb.
5 parking workshop, rejecting a prior proposal by Com-
missioner Duke Miller that would have essentially al-
lowed property owners throughout the city to control
use of the right of way in front of their homes and busi-
nesses (The Islander, Jan. 21).
The initial warmth that had greeted Miller's com-
promise plan presented at the Jan. 21 parking workshop
was quickly chilled at this meeting as one commis-
sioner after another rejected the plan.
Commissioner Carol Ann Magill said she could
not support the plan, and doesn't want to see the city
give up any right of way.
Commissioner Linda Cramer said she couldn't
support Miller because the city "has to come up with
a plan that takes care of visitors and people who live on
these streets."
Cramer, who lives within the Beach Access Zone
as defined by the Baskerville-Donovan Inc. parking
plan, said she thought Miller's plan would actually re-
duce available parking in the city.


Motown Monday stalled
by burst appendix
Motown recording star Lester Freeman suffered a
burst appendix over the weekend, so his Motown Monday
gig at Cafe on the Beach will be more like Motown
March.
He had been scheduled to make a date here on
Monday, Feb. 16. But appendicitis knocks even the
irrepressible Freeman offstage for a few nights.
Dave White of the Cafe on the Beach said the "Some
Kind of Wonderful" recording veteran and his Full Moon
Band will be at the cafe Monday, March 8, same sched-
ule: two sets of music starting at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets at $10 per person will be available at the cafe,
at Duffy's Tavern, 313 59th St., and Skinny's Place, 3901
Gulf Drive, all in Holmes Beach. Previously purchased
tickets for the Feb. 16 event will be honored.


Likewise, Commission Chairperson John Quam
rejected Miller's plan, claiming there were safety and
drainage issues involved.
"I get the message," said Miller.
The next plan presented to save Anna Maria park-
ing unofficially Parking Plan No. 2,486 proposed
since 1923 was Commissioner Dale Woodland's
"option" to eliminate all No Parking signs except those
needed for safety.
Woodland claimed the city's parking woes are
"normal problems" in a beachfront community, and are
the same as they were 10, 20 or 30 years ago.
Not so, replied Cramer.
"I think we do have a problem. It's not 20 years
ago. We have more visitors now," she said.
This option would create "bedlam" in the city,
added Miller.
Woodland suggested the city try this option for a
year and Magill would have supported it, but Miller,
Cramer and Quam declined.
Enter "Plan X" as presented by Quam.
The plan is based on the BDI report, which iden-
tified 171 parking spaces on streets within the Beach
Access Zone. Quam has reduced that to just 106 park-
ing spaces.
This plan is based on "location," he observed, not
designated spaces.
Under the original BDI plan, a parking ordinance
would have been a nightmare, Quam said, because each
space would have to be surveyed and identified.
He said he personally inspected each street and
location identified in the BDI report to come up with
Plan X.
Most blocks would have only one parking location
at most, he claimed, and those blocks would require
only minimal signage to designate where vehicles
could be parked. All other areas would be No Parking.
The 200 block of Pine Avenue between Gulf Drive
and North Shore Drive would be removed from the
BAZ, Quam noted.
Plan X would accommodate handicap parking, he
said, and property owners with no driveway for park-
ing could apply for a permit to park in front of their
residence.
Cramer said the plan "seemed to be moving in the
right direction," but she was concerned about parking
for guests.
Miller, however, suggested guests could learn to
park elsewhere and walk to someone's house. He liked
the direction of Plan X.


While acknowledging the plan requires a lot of
"tweaking" and has to consider turn-around areas at the
end of the BAZ streets, Miller said the city should try
this plan. "If it goes to hell in a handbasket, we'll try
something else."
The commission consensus was to proceed with Plan
X, although Woodland said he had "some objections."
"It's only a draft," replied Quam.
Cramer thought the plan would require a lot more
commission workshops, but Quam suggested City At-
torney Jim Dye immediately create a draft ordinance
based upon the plan.
He and Dye will go over details of the plan and ordi-
nance, then Quam will schedule another workshop.
In the meantime, commissioners will individually
study the proposed parking locations on each BAZ
street and provide input at the next parking workshop.
Members of the public, however, were concerned
about parking on their own particular street.
As always in Anna Maria, everyone seems to be in
favor of a parking plan, as long as there's no parking
where they live.
Oak Avenue resident George Lott said some resi-
dents on his street are already parking on the right of
way. He said Plan X, in its present form, would only
cause more congestion on Oak.
Maple Avenue resident Miguel Yavalar was con-
cerned for the safety of his children and didn't want
people parking next to his house.
Likewise, Jack Guggino of Maple Avenue said he
didn't want a concentration of parking by his house.
He suggested commissioners look at individual
streets for parking problems and spaces, and at the
same time, they should consider rest room facilities.
Other city residents also spoke against public park-
ing on their particular street.
Joe Perricone of Palmetto Avenue lobbied for per-
mit parking, an idea the commission rejected.
Only Elizabeth Moss of Willow Avenue, who has
lived in Anna Maria for more than 50 years, said she
and her neighbors didn't mind open parking on that
street and wanted parking kept there as it is.
Quam said he appreciated all the safety concerns, but
the commission is trying to "limit the number of parking
spaces," not prohibit parking or access to the beach.
"There's still a lot to be worked out and a lot of
homework for commissioners," he said.
While Quam and Dye are preparing a draft, com-
missioners will be inspecting the spaces and streets
Quam has identified in his plan.


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Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival next week


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
With their major annual festival just 10 days away,
the 500 or so Cortez villagers are busy tying up loose
ends and otherwise preparing to welcome maybe
25,000 visitors.
It's the 22nd Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival,
devoted to honoring its traditional industry, preserving
the Cortez way of life and buying insurance against en-
croaching developers.
It will be a two-day celebration, Saturday and Sun-
day, Feb. 21-22, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m.
Sunday "to give folks time for church." The festivities
will end with the sun.
There will be many things for anyone of any age
to do, from animals and sea creatures and games for
kids to music and arts and crafts and boat rides and
displays of the history of the 115-year-old village and
active crafts such as making fishnets. A handmade skiff
and a hand-sewn quilt will be raffle prizes, along with
a weekend at Palm Island, paintings and various other
rare items.
And food. All kinds of food for all kinds of palates,
including the mullet that built the village, cooked by
the world's living experts Cortezians, and strawberry
shortcake prepared by members of the Cortez Village
Historical Society.
Mullet was what brought people to the area to be-
gin with, first Indians and then Cuban and Spanish fish-
ermen and ultimately the men from Carteret County,
N.C., who in the 1880s came south looking for a liv-
ing and found it at what was then called Hunters Point.


The vegetarian fish they can't be caught easily
with baited hook swarmed the waters and filled the
nets of generations of commercial fishermen working
out of what in 1895 the Postal Service named Cortez.
In 1995 a statewide referendum prohibited
gillnetting fish in inshore waters, effectively killing the
mullet trade and forcing many fishermen into other
work and some of them into the baitfishing business.
There are other seafood catches here, fish of great
variety and shellfish led by that great delicacy the stone
crab. But nothing has ever rivaled the mullet. It is this
odd fish, with a gizzard similar to a chicken's, that gets
attention at the Cortez festival.
A grand goal of the celebration is to clear enough


money to help make the final payment of $63,000 and
secure the FISH Preserve. This is 95 acres of mangrove
wetlands and some uplands at the east end of the vil-
lage being bought by the Florida Institute for Saltwa-
ter Heritage as a nature preserve and a buffer against
development.
Cortez is a treat for the camera, as well. It lies along
Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria Sound, with picturesque
fish houses ashore and mangrove islands offshore with
thousands of roosting birds.
Admission is $2, children free. Parking is along
village streets and the bayside parking lot at Coquina
Beach on Anna Maria Island and at the Winn-Dixie lot
at 7400 Cortez Road, with frequent shuttle buses.

Mostly beautiful
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soprano soloist Michelle Giglio
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Forssell as chorus director. More
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No garbage pickup Monday, Feb. 16, Presidents
Day, in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key,
said the cities' trash collector, Waste Management.
Garbage and recycling will be picked up instead on the
Saturday prior to the holiday, Feb. 14. Bradenton
Beach has its own trash program, which takes no holi-
days and will pick up garbage and recycling on its regu-
lar schedule.

Woman's club winners
may go to St. Pete
Winners of the craft judging for entries in the dis-
trict festival have been named by the Woman's Club of
Anna Maria Island.
The winners are eligible to enter the District 4 Arts
and Crafts Festival Feb. 25 in St. Petersburg.
Local winners of first-place blue ribbons are Jan
Jansen for her watercolor "Water Lilies;" Anne
Koerner, stained glass "Sea Horses;" and Midge Braun,
colored pencil rendering "Tiger Lilies." Awards were
presented by the arts chairperson, Dorothy Keane.
At the next meeting of the club, Diane S. Barrie
will discuss "Senior Fraud." She is assistant vice presi-
dent of Century Bank. The meeting will be at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 3, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Refreshment hostess is Grace Cooper, assisted by
Agnes Tooker, Beatrice an Welde, Lillian Meyer and
Margaret Art. Details maybe obtained at 778-7865.
Batten watercolors
hang through Monday on key
The watercolor exhibit "Boats and Buildings" by
Perico artist Jim Batten is to hang through Monday,
Feb. 16, at All Angels Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles
Road, Longboat Key.
He and his wife divide their time between
Charlottesville, Va., and Perico Island. Hours at the
church's gallery are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Live jazz event Friday
at Longboat center
Bob Pronk will play and discuss his music in the
"Deeper Into Jazz" series from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.
13, at the Education Center on Longboat Key.
Pronk is a pianist, composer and arranger who
leads the Netherlands Metropole Orchestra and has
worked with such jazz luminaries as Buddy DeFranco,
Toots Thielmans, Claudio Roditi and others.
His orchestra has 61 musicians with 28 strings,
appearing with Bert Bachrach, Tony Bennett, Stan
Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and other jazz stars.
Tickets at $15 are available at the Center, 5370
Gulf of Mexico Drive, or by calling 383-8811.

Cortez 'natives picnic'
planned by society
The annual "Natives and More" picnic for Cortez
folks and friends will be from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March
20 on the grounds of the old schoolhouse, said Mary
Fulford Green of the sponsoring Cortez Village His-
torical Society.
It will be an outing in appreciation of volunteers
who help the society and Cortez in general. Those at-
tending are to bring a dish to share, said Green. The
school is at Cortez Road and 119th Street. Details may
be obtained by calling 795-7121.

Mote speaker covering
Gulf Coast natives
"Native Peoples of the Lower Florida Gulf Coast"
will be discussed by Dr. John Worth at 7 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 16, at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thomp-
son Pkwy., Sarasota, on City Island off the south ramp of
the New Pass Bridge at the south end of Longboat Key.
Worth is coordinator of research programs and
services at the Randall Research Center of the Florida
Museum of Natural History in Pineland. Further infor-
mation may be obtained by calling 388-4441.

Seascape demonstration due
Watercolor artist Carolyn Whitmore will demon-
strate painting a large seascape in a program from 10
a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Artist Guild of
Anna Maria Island.
The public demonstration is free at the guild's gal-
lery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are
available at 778-6694.


Pastor welcomed
The Rev. Robb Mangiello is welcomed to his new
pastorate at St. Bernard Catholic Church, He comes
here from I -plus years as pastor of Sacred Heart
Church in Punta Gorda and succeeds the Rev. John
Ellis, who is on leave of absence to be with his
seriously ill wife. Shown with Father Mangiello are
Florence Tully, left, hospitality hostess, and Cornelia
Zanetti, president of the Women's Guild of St.
Bernard at the Feb. 1 Project Light fundraiser.

'Good Health, Nutrition'
to be guild's topic
The Ladies Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church
will hear Tips on Good Health and Nutrition" when
it meets at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the church
social hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Consultant Lorie Hagele will be the speaker. Gifts
for the dessert card party the following Monday are to
be brought to Thursday's session. Further information
may be obtained by calling 778-4769.

Three-day shell festival
opening Friday
The 41st annual festival of the Sarasota Shell Club
will be Friday, Feb. 13, at the Sarasota Municipal Au-
ditorium, 801 N. Trail.
Hours are 12:30-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday. Cost is $3 for adults, children free.
Shells from around the world will be on display, along
with fossil shells, shell artworks and crafts, many of them
for sale. Details may be obtained by calling 954-4165.

'White elephant' sale
Saturday at church
The annual "white elephant" sale by the women of
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will be from
9 a.m.-l p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.
There will be all kinds of used items, said a spokes-
woman antiques, dishes, furniture, collectibles and
jewelry, plants and fruits, "everything but clothing."
One table will be set aside for "outstandingly nice
things." Jams, canned sweet pickles and baked goods
will be sold and a food concession will provide snacks
and lunch.
The sale will be at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Details may be obtained by calling 778-
1638.
County sales tax boost
discussed for Democrats
Karen Fraley of Manatee County Forever Inc. will
discuss the proposal to increase the Manatee County
sales tax at a meeting of the Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club Monday, Feb. 16.
The half-cent increase, to buy environmentally sig-
nificant lands and fund parks, will be on the ballot in
the March 9 election.
The club will meet at noon for a Dutch-treat lunch
at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. No reservations are necessary.
Also on the program will be Keith A. Fitzgerald,
who will discuss "Democratic Citizenship in the 21st
Century." He is associate professor of political science
at New College of the University of South Florida,
Sarasota, and is author of "The Face of the Nation: The
State, Immigration Policy and the National Identity."
Details of the meeting may be obtained at 778-9287.

Demonstration Saturday
Graciela Giles will demonstrate watercolor paint-
ing from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 14, at Island
Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. It will
be free and open to the public. Details may be obtained
at 778-6648.


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Bathers and beachgoers at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria have been advised there is now a health prob-
lem in the waters at the southern end of the park.
The Manatee County Health Department last
week issued a health advisory for those waters af-
ter the most recent five-week average of tests for
enteric bacteria (fecal coliform and-enterococci)
found levels higher than those prescribed by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The latest test average found 42.82 Coli Form-
ing Units per 100 milliliters of water compared
with the EPA maximum of 35 CFU per 100 ml.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion maximum is 800 CFU per 100 ml.
The increased bacteria levels could cause hu-


man disease, infections and rashes, Manatee
County Environmental Health Director Charles
Henry said.
When excess enteric bacteria is found at a test
site, it's an indication of fecal pollution, he ob-
served. The pollution could come from stormwater
runoff, pets, wildlife or human sewage.
Under a federally funded program, the county
monitors 10 area saltwater locations. When levels
of fecal coliform or other bacteria exceed the ac-
cepted EPA standard for a five-week test average,
a warning is issued.
Seven test locations are on Anna Maria Island,
two are on the Palma Sola Causeway and one is in
the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key.


Obituaries


Ethel G. M. Holt
Ethel G. M. Holt, 101, of Bradenton and formerly
of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 29.
Mrs. Holt moved to Anna Maria Island from
Winthrop, Mass., in 1968. She was a member of Roser
Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria, and
involved in many church ac-
tivities.
1 Memorial services
were Feb. 6 at the church
followed by a luncheon for
'' family and friends at Isand's
End. Her 100th birthday
was celebrated at Beach
Bistro with friends traveling
Holt
Ht .from as far away as Europe
to.celebrate her life.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238, or to the Roser Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna
Maria FL 34216.
She is survived by daughter Marguerite "Betty"
Galzerano of Winthrop; three grandchildren, Samuel J.
Galzerano of Seattle; Paul C. Galzerano of Boston; and
Richard P. Galzerano of Boston; and two great-grand-
children, Richard V. and Lily C. Galzerano.

Andrew Wesley Lindsey
Andrew Wesley Lindsey, 60, of Ridge Manor and
Manatee County, died Jan. 30.
Born in Grove Hill, Ala., Mr. Lindsey moved to
Ridge Manor from Manatee County. He was a public
defender for the Sixth District in Dade City. He served
in the U.S. Army in Korea and Vietnam. He was a


member of the Florida Bar Association and a partner
in the law firm of Daniel, Woodward and Lindsey in
Bradenton. He served on the board of directors of the
Boy's Club of America and Lawyer's Title. He was an
adjunct professor at St. Leo College.
Graveside memorial services will be at 11 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 13, at the Florida National Cemetery,
Bushnell.
He is survived by wife Marsha; sons Andrew
Harrison of Concord, Ohio, and Joshua David of Or-
lando; daughter Langston Wilkinson of Washington,
D.C.; sister Sally R. Lindsey Dobbs of Enterprize, Ala.;
and two grandchildren.

Melba (Hake) Reese
Melba (Hake) Reese, 88, of Hamilton, Ohio, and
a winter resident of Bradenton Beach, died Jan. 19.
Born in Hamilton, Mrs. Reese was a member of the
St. Clair Avenue Baptist Church, Hamilton.
Private memorial services were held in Hamilton.
She is survived by daughters Sherry Anne Wiley
and Becky Jo Hardy and one grandchild.

Elsie Vejrostek
Elsie Vejrostek, 94, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 8.
Miss Vejrostek was born in Chicago, Ill., and
moved to Holmes Beach from Berwyn, Ill., in 1994.
She was a retired secretary for Sears Roebuck and Co.,
and International Harvester Navistar.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
12, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
She is survived by nephew Frank of Holmes
Beach; niece Carol Baker of Colorado Springs, Colo.;
and close friend Evelyn Parazin of Berwyn.


Island's own comedy club
Some 150 people enjoyed the community outreach program "Family Comedy Night" presented by Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach and sponsor Remax Realtor Ursula Stemm Saturday, Feb. 7. The
evening including contemporary worship, pizza and drinks and a presentation by the Island Middle
School, and culminated with a performance by 2003 Christian comic-of-the-year Richard Praytor.
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Island needs emergency evacuation information


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
attended a recent conference on emergency prepared-
ness in Orlando that placed heavy emphasis on non-
weather-related emergencies such as a terrorist threat
or action.
"For years, we used to go to these things and they
would talk about hurricanes and the weather. This year,
they discussed a lot of emergency procedures for a ter-
rorist threat," said Maloney.
From seminars on how to deal with an airplane or
train crash to biological or disease problems, Maloney
came away with the belief that many Islanders don't
really know what to do during an actual emergency.
That's something the Island Emergency Opera-
tions Center is working to correct and Maloney, as an


Help a hoot
David Sadkin of the Wildlife
Education and Rehabilitation
Center holds Angel the barn
owl at the Anna Maria Island
Arts & Crafts Show. The
nonprofit organization is the
sponsor of the event and reaps
donations from caring persons
at the show. Angel was hit by a
car and suffered a shattered
wing and will never be able to
be introduced into the wild..
Sadkin is a volunteer and the
director of education services
and public outreach programs.
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IEOC member, will present his report today, Feb. 11,
at the IEOC meeting at the West Manatee Fire & Res-
cue District Station No. 1 in Holmes Beach.
"We need to know when and how to evacuate and
where to go, plus how to re-enter the Island. If we had
an emergency today, there is still no plan for the Is-
land," he observed.
One aid in an evacuation is a standard radio station
for Islanders to monitor. Maloney has made arrange-
ments for a station to broadcast information to Island-
ers during an actual emergency.
The IEOC also plans on holding a "hurricane"
party in conjunction with the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce and Island businesses prior to the
June 1 start of hurricane season.
The "party," said Maloney, will provide Islanders
with a variety of information and pamphlets on prepar-


ing and dealing with emergencies.
Maloney got the idea of a "party" with food, gifts
and prizes from a similar hurricane party hosted by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce on Longboat
Key last year.


St. Paddy reservations

should be made now
Reservations for the annual St. Patrick's Day
breakfast had better be made right away, says Don
Maloney, because it's an early sell-out every March
17.
And only those with pre-paid reservations will
be allowed in the door on the big Irish day at the
Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. It's $6.50 per person, proceeds going to the
Our Daily Bread organization that serves the home-
less and the hungry.
Maloney is a Holmes Beach city commissioner
and the Anna Maria Island father of the St. Patrick's
breakfast. He is ready for another sell-out crowd, he
said.
Breakfast will be scrambled eggs, sausage,
home fries and coffee or tea plus, in honor of the
day, corned beef hash.
There will be Irish songs and stories, a perfor-
mance by the Island's Ceili Dancers and the nam-
ing of the Irishman (or woman) of the Year.
Maloney asks that to get into the party, those Irish
and their Irish-for-the-day compatriots call Sarah
Maloney at 778-4865, then mail a check to her at 615
Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
There's only limited parking at the Moose,
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Friendly sale
Carol and David Mizrahi of Anna Maria make their purchases at the Friends of
the Island Branch Library book sale. Assisting them are volunteers Joan
Pettigrew, Ruth Burkhead and Gladys Martineau.


T e 1 j der d

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Headlines in the Feb. 10, 1994, issue
of The Islander announced that:
Ray Simches was re-elected as mayor of Anna
Maria in the citywide election, defeating challenger -.
George McKay 437-280. Elected as city commission-
ers were Chuck Shumard, Max Znika and Doug Wolfe.
County Commissioner Joe McClash asked that
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola resign from the.
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
because state law requires that MPO members who
represent a municipality must alternate on an annual '
basis. The three Island cities have one representative on
the MPO, and Pierola has completed her term, And friends peruse the s
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in 1875 described
Author Andrew Clyde Little will describe his
grandmother's voyage from Sweden to the United
States in 1875 when he addresses the Anna Maria His-
torical Society Feb. 16.
Little, member of the society's board of directors,
is author of the newly published "Before Whispers
Become Silence." He will talk to the society at a pub-
lic meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Anna Maria
City Hall.
His grandmother came to the United States at age
8, settling in Wilcox, Pa., once site of the country's
largest tannery. He visited Wilcox and found the tan-
nery gone but some of the original homes still stand-
ing.
Also at the meeting will be discussion of the Island
Heritage Festival, sponsored by the society. The week-
long celebration will begin March 1 with Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn cutting a ribbon to Belle Haven, the
old cottage the society is restoring.
The rest of the festival week will include open house
at the historical museum in Anna Maria, as well as the old
roofless jail and the cottage, and early Island crafts will be
demonstrated and Early Settlers bread sold.
On the final day, Saturday, March 6, Pine Avenue
will be closed to traffic to make way for an arts and
crafts festival, an antique car exhibit, decorated bicycle
parade, food booths, entertainment, announcement of
the 50/50 raffle for the Mitch Davis look-alike contest,
and a street dance starting at 8 p.m.
Further information is available at 778-0492.

Sun House Valentine: Anniversary
The Sun House Restaurant & Bar at 100 Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach will celebrate its first birth-
day on Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, with a spe-
cial menu and prize.
Chef Jonathan Walsh will prepare some additions
to the regular menu, and he will do the creative work
for a prix fixe dinner for two with wine to be awarded
the winner at the day's party.
The Floribbean-style restaurant can be reached at
782-1122 for reservations or information.


At Gallery West
Custom-painted tiles and stoneware by Elizabeth Ash
will be featured from Feb. 15-28 at Island Gallery
West, 5365 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Murals and
tabletops are among her art production in her
Bradenton studio. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Saturday.
Garden club meeting
The Anna Maria Island Garden Club will hear
master gardener Carol Davis when it meets at 12:30
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Davis is with the Manatee County Extension Ser-
vice. Additional information may be obtained by call-
ing Priscilla Seewald at 778-3665.

Line dancers to raise funds
Members of the line-dancing class at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center plan to sponsor a fundraising
event for scholarships next month at the Center.
It will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7, with refreshments
and dancing. The class regularly meets at 10:30 a.m. Fri-
days with instructor Bunny Burton at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.


THE ISLANDER E FEB. 11, 2004 U PAGE 15
Cousteau endorses
Cortez preserve
Jean-Michel Cousteau of oceanography fame has
endorsed the FISH Preserve being bought by the people
of Cortez as a nature preserve and a buffer against de-
velopers.
John Stevely of the Sea Grant program in this area
and a staunch supporter of matters Cortez said he met
Cousteau at a professional conference "and I couldn't
help mentioning the FISH Preserve and Cortez Com-
mercial Fishing Festival.
"He was very interested and concerned and was
truly impressed at what has been organized."
The Preserve is 95 acres of mangrove wetlands and
some uplands being purchased by the Florida Institute
for Saltwater Heritage. The Cortez festival Feb. 21-22
will devote its proceeds to making the final $63,000
payment.
Cousteau, son of the late ocean explorer Jacques
Cousteau, said commitments elsewhere prohibit him from
accepting Stevely's invitation to attend the festival.

Valentine pops concert at Neel
The Florida West Coast Symphony will present a
Valentine pops concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at
Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton.
Conductor Andrew Lane will lead mezzo-soprano
Kirsten Chavez and the orchestra in a selection of
popular romantic tunes, and a "mystery maestro,"
raffles and music dedications are planned.
Tickets are $21 to $28, with a dinner/concert pack-
age available for $150. Details and tickets are available
at 953-3434 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Key condo federation reception
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Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of
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GENERATION

S by Rick Catlin


Brooklyn native flew

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Like most Americans of his generation, Anna
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The high school senior in Brooklyn, N.Y., was
home alone listening to the radio that afternoon when
the announcer broke in with the news.
"Naturally, we were all shocked, but we knew a
war was coming. Everyone wanted to join up right
away and fight. I had a few months left until gradua-
tion, so I waited until February 1942."
Upon graduation, Ed joined the U.S. Navy and
went into the fleet air arm, training to be an aviation
machinist and gunner in Jacksonville and Norfolk, Va.
After an assignment to a seaplane in Virginia, he
was sent to Key West as a member of a 15-man crew
on a PBM flying boat.
"We did submarine patrols throughout the Carib-
bean and Atlantic. We never found any submarines, but
I fell in love with Florida and said that when I retired,
I wanted to come back."
In early 1944, Ed and his crew went to North Caro-
lina to pick up a new version of the twin-engine PBM,
armed with more guns, better radar and larger fuel
tanks.
They would need that fuel when his squadron was
ordered to Hawaii from the Oakland Alameda Naval
Station in California.
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He also remembered that one of the three PBM
supposed to make that trip crashed on takeoff from
Oakland. The entire crew was killed.
"I lost a lot of friends that day."
From Hawaii, Ed and his squadron flew to the Pa-
cific Islands of Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and eventually
Saipan, where they were stationed.
"Saipan had just been taken, and we were assigned
as anti-sub patrol and to pick up downed airmen. We
also got to bomb Japanese shipping in the China Sea.
We were getting ready to invade Iwo Jima, and our
mission was to keep the Japanese subs out of the area."
After the Iwo Jima invasion, Ed and his PBMs
headed toward the Ryukyu Islands in preparation for
the invasion of Okinawa.
The planes were sent to Kerama Rutto Island at the
south end of the Ryukyus and he and his crew were
surprised to learn that a few Japanese were still sta-
tioned on the island.
The PBMs were moored offshore along with ships
preparing for the invasion.
"They used to float out at night with a box over
their heads, trying to surprise us. They'd take shots at


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us, we'd return fire, then everyone would start shoot-
ing. It was exciting for everyone, but we never got hit."
At that time, Japanese Kamikaze pilots began to
target the larger ships.
One night after a flight, Ed took a boat to a nearby
ship to shower and get some chow.
While standing in the shower, a Kamikaze attacked
the ship.
"When they sounded General Quarters, all hatches
were closed and locked, so here I am standing naked in
a shower stall when all the ship's guns went off. I
thought 'what a heck of a way to go, standing naked in
a shower.'"
Luckily, the Kamikaze was shot down before it
reached the ship.
On another mission, Ed's PBM flew straight into
eight Japanese Zero fighters in formation.
"We thought it was all over, so we dove for the sea,
hoping to get rid of them. But they ignored us and kept
flying."
The PBM pilot didn't want to let the Zeros get to
the invasion fleet, so he flew full speed up behind the
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"Our bow gunner shot down three of them before
they knew what was happening. We then radioed the
fleet that five were still coming and the gunners were
ready for them."
The Kamikaze pilots were a danger to everyone.
One night during a rest and relaxation trip to Ulitihi
Island, a supposedly secure area, three Kamikazes
came over while everyone was watching a movie on
the fantail of a ship.
"When General Quarters sounded, everyone
scrambled, but the planes went after an aircraft carrier,
not us. We were lucky, but that ended night movies and
lights."
When Okinawa fell Ed, by now the crew chief in
charge of the nine enlisted men on his PBM, figured the
invasion of Japan was next.
"Everyone thought that was going to be really bad
because on Okinawa, the Japanese had fought to the
death. They didn't surrender. Then the atom bombs
were dropped and we all breathed a sigh of relief."
Ed and his crew were assigned to a Japanese naval
base near Yokohama, and his PBM actually flew over
the battleship Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945, when the
Japanese formally surrendered to Gen. Douglas
MacArthur.
While many of his crew were discharged immedi-
ately after the war, Ed had a six-year enlistment and
served until December. 1947, ending his naval career
back on Saipan.
After the war, Ed worked for the Sperry Gyroscope
Corporation in Long Island for four years. There, he
met and married his wife, Lee. They now have six
grandchildren.
He eventually joined the New York Fire Depart-
ment and retired to Anna Maria in 1976.
Ed has been involved with the American Legion
and has been working with the Soldier's Heart program
at the Harvey Memorial Church, which sends packages
to soldiers in Iraq.
"We weren't heroes or anything, and I didn't do
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She has "a good group, four or five of us" putting
together facts and figures and finances to buy the old
Sigma property on the Cortez waterfront, Karen Bell
said this week.
She has a 60-day option to buy the former fish
house from Piero Rivolta, who has owned it since 1999
and named it Cortez Cove Marina. The option has
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during WWII.

We just did our job for our country. We wanted to get
back at the enemy for what they had done. I'm proud
of my service, and I'm still in touch with some of the
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erty and for figures on insurance requirements and
prices to be finalized before she and her associates can
decide to go ahead or drop out or reorganize.
"I wanted a workable number of good people in-
volved," Bell said. "At first there weren't enough, now
there are a whole lot. We've got a fine group now."
They should have enough data to make a go-or-not
decision in a couple of weeks, she said this week.
There remains opposition from some in Cortez
who feel her use of the property would commercialize
their village, bring confusion to the waterfront and at-
tract crowds, particularly should she succeed in turn-
ing it into a marina.
"It has no permit to be a marina and never has
had," said Mary Fulford Green, native Cortezian and
longtime activist. She would prefer to see it in public
hands as the Watercraft Center part of the Florida Gulf
Coast Marine Museum being developed at the old
school building nearby. It would include accommoda-
tion of the commercial fishing boats whose owners
have always been the backbone of Cortez.
Bell's proposal calls for making the 20-slip boat
basin a moorage for all kinds of watercraft with empha-
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trade with the A.P. Bell Fish Co. owned since its incep-
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They could work on their boats there, an activity
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would be built for them to haul their boats.
Rivolta tried to turn the property into a marina with
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6,000-square-foot building. Cortez mounted a strong
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have time to fight the opposition. He said he had $1.5
million in the three-acre property, including its
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Comp plan committee

members chosen
Seven people have been selected by Bradenton
Beach city commissioners to devote a huge hunk of
their lives for the next two years poring over long-range
planning documents.
Commissioners selected what they're calling the ad
hoc committee on the comprehensive plan, a body
charged with reviewing and revising the city's plan for
growth management for the next 20 years and beyond.
The committee, with consultant Tony Arrant, will
take about two years working on the document.
Committee members are:
Ernest Clay, a licensed registered architect in Il-
linois and Florida and also a member of the city's plan-
ning and zoning board.
Timothy Lyons, a retired mechanical engineer
and member of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
Tjet Martin, who has managed a rental property
in the city for six years.
Michael Pierce, retired as an educator and devel-
oper -and a member of the Anna Maria Elementary
School Advisory Council.
Katie Pierola, former mayor of Bradenton Beach.
Mike Norman, a 30-year real estate veteran.
Janie Robertson, who served on an educational
task force in Michigan.
The first meeting of the ad hoc committee will be
at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11.

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A Greek sampler dinner is planned at 6 p.m. Thurs-
day, Feb. 18, at the Episcopal Church of the Annuncia-
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Authentic Greek food is promised. Tickets at $12
each are available at the parish office "until sold out,"
said a spokesperson. Additional information may be
obtained from the church at 778-1638.


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Islander 'halfway there'
on Haitian program
Earl Mowry of Holmes Beach is "about
halfway toward the goal" of filling 400-plus
"bags of joy" for children in Haiti.
The bags are one-gallon plastic bags which
he fills with things underprivileged children
wouldn't ordinarily have toiletries, paper,
pencils, crayons, socks, etc. Cash donations to
buy such items and pay for shipping them are
also welcome, he said.
He had 215 "bags of joy" at the weekend,
and quite a bit 6f money. He had gotten two
donations of $1,000 each, he said, and many
for lesser amounts for a total of $2,500.
He has been going to Haiti with other hard-
working helpers from around the United States
to build a church, which they will dedicate in
June, and a school that they will begin con-
structing this spring. The land for the school
has been bought, he said happily, and a con-
tractor has donated a set of plans.
He wants at least 400 "bags of joy," and
600 wouldn't be too many, to take to Haiti
when he goes before the end of March. He will
pick up items to put into the bags, or the cash
to buy them, if donors will call him at 778-
2694.
The riots in Haiti are 150 miles from the
church and "we try to ignore the troubles," he
said.

Dessert, cards Monday
at St. Bernard church
The annual dessert and card party of the Ladies
Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church will be from 1-
4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in the church activity center,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Those attending are to bring playing cards, score
cards and board games. Tickets at $8 each may be pur-
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Senator Bob Graham's seat. Rhea Chiles, former
first lady and wife of the late Gov. Lawton Chiles,
pictured with Castor, made informal introductions
before the sunset dinner. Castor received endorse-
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and commissioner, Bradenton City Councilman
James Golden, Manatee County Commissioner
Gwen Brown and other prominent Democrats at the
event. Castor blasted the administrations of Presi-
dent George W. Bush and Gov. Jeb Bush on educa-
tion in particular and other matters, including the
environment and health care. The former teacher,
president of the University of South Florida and state
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Haven cottage in art class. The 1920s cottage was

originally situated at the end of the Anna Maria City
Pier where it served as a fish cannery, bait house
and later a rental cottage. After falling into the bay,
the house was moved to the north point of the Island
where it served as a residence and later was pur-
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AME fifth-grader Emma Smith's watercolor of Bell
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AME class was presented
with a jar to deposit
spare change to help the
Anna Maria Historical
Society restore the
cottage, which was first
built at the end of the
Anna Maria City Pier in
1920. The class that
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Elementary school fine arts show full of talent

Anna Maria Elementary students displayed a wide
range of talent at its Fine Arts Show held last month in
the school auditorium.
Students in kindergarten through fifth-grade signed
on to sing, dance and play musical instruments to a .
standing-room-only audience of family and friends.
Kyle Hoffman, Dalton Hicks and Jack Titsworth
kicked off the evening singing the "Star Spangled Ban- .
ner."
Other students chose to sing patriotic songs. Bailey
Bannigan and Chelsea Perez sang "My Country 'Tis of I
Thee" together, Crystal Lanum and Sarah Scott sang --
"America the Beautiful," Emma Barlow and Nicole -rp A
Botero sang "God Bless the USA," and Jenna Duvall
and Mackenzie Kosfeld finished the evening singing .
"God Bless America."
Kindergarten and first-grade students joined up on
stage to sing two songs, which they accompanied with
sign language.
Several students performed piano pieces. Among K I
the budding pianists were Madeline Valdie, Jack and
Shelby Shinn, Gabriella and Travis Belsito, Alexis
Achor, Emily White, Mallory Kosfeld, Jack Titsworth, Boogie*woogie girls
Trevor Bystrom, Joseph Fara, Rainia Lardas and Zach Dixie-inspired chicks AMEfifth-graders Abi VanOstenbridge and Molly
Evans. Fifth-graders Ally Titsworth and Molly Wolfe-sang McDonough got their toes tapping with a dance
Jay Beard performed "The Entertainer" on the the Dixie Chicks' song "Wide Open Spaces" at the number performed to the tune "Boogie Woogie
electric guitar and Abi VanOstenbridge and Molly Fine Arts Show in AME's auditorium. Bugle Boy." Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
McDonough danced with trumpets in hand to "Boogie
Woogie Bugle Boy."
There were several other dance numbers choreo-
graphed by students, which ranged from hip-hop to
ballet-inspired. Madeline Wilson choreographed a
dance to a song called "Step by Step," Kara Nelson and
Breslyn Reiber wore Asian-inspired costumes for their
dance "Reflections." f
Stepping up the beat with more modern dance :. .
numbers were Stephanie Schenk and Kelly Guerin
dancing to the Jackson Five and Tori Ramos and Rita 4"

Olivia Roemer recited "Ickle Me Pickle Me Tickle i" i"-
Me Too" a poem by Shel Silverstein, and Molly g P
Stoltzfus recited Ogen Nash's "The Panther."
And last but not least, AME had no shortage of .:
vocal performers. AME's soloists included Hannah .' S
Roemer singing "My Favorite Things," Madison Kane
singing "Little April Showers," and Greyson Wallis T"
singing American Idol Kelly Clarksons' "A Moment "
Like This."
Singing duo Ally Titsworth and Molly Wolfe sang
the Dixie Chick's "Wide Open Spaces" and Alison
Lukitsch and Lauren Woodson sang "Save the Best for
Last."
Singing what has become a theme song for AME's
peace programs, "Light the Candles All Around the
World," were Nease Calleja, Taylor Zebracki, Savan-
nah Schield, Kylie Brownewell and Christina Baar.
The talent show was organized by AME's music
and art teachers Merry Hagan and Gary Wooten to give Cat paws
the schools' seasoned and beginning performers the op- Anna Maria Elementary School kindergarten and first-graders sang "Cat Paws" and performed a song calle
portunity to showcase their talents in a learning envi- "Thank You" using sign language for family and friends at the Parent-Teacher Organization meeting and
ronment. January Fine Arts Show.
























Hannah's favorite things Dance reflections
Second-grader Hannah Roemer sang "My Favorite Things" to a packed AME's Kara Nelson and Breslyn Reiber were mirror images in Asian-inspired attir
house at AME's Fine Arts Show. during their dance number "Reflections."
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Elementary school fifth.grade DARE to graduate


Fifth-graders at Anna Maria Elementary School
celebrated the completion of the Drug Abuse Resis-
tance Education program with a graduation ceremony
in the school auditorium.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon taught
the course at AME, which teaches students how to
handle peer pressure.
Lannon said the DARE program is used by schools
in 72 countries, but AME is one of the few in Mana-
tee County to utilize the program.
Students received certificates of completion and
were congratulated by Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay
Romine, AME Principal Kathy Hayes, Parent-Teacher
Organization President Cindy Thompson and Lannon.
The PTO purchased miniature Darren the Lion
stuffed animals the DARE mascot for each stu-
dent. Lannon asked students to keep the mascot as they
get older to remind them of the positive choices they
can make when faced with peer pressure.
Lannon also handed out prizes for the winners of
the DARE essay contest. Students were asked to write
an essay describing what they learned in the program
and three winners were picked from both fifth-grade
classes.
From Lynne McDonough's class, the winners are
Cameron Ellsworth, third place, Molly Slicker, second
place, and Chelsea Dudevoire, first place. In Anne
Kinnan's class the winners are Matt Bauer, third place,
Rainia Lardas, second place, and Haliegh Ker, first
place.
Here are the essays written by Ker and Dudevoire:


Would you DARE?
By Chelsea Dudevoire
Lynne McDonough's fifth-grade class
Would I DARE take drugs? No way. I have a well
working brain and would really like to keep it that way.
Do you-actually expect me to drink this beer? Ick!


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DARE graduates
Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders cel-
ebrated the completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance
Education program sponsored by the Holmes Beach
Police Department with a graduation celebration.
Students received a certificate of completion and a
miniature stuffed DARE lion mascot. Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan
I'd prefer Coca-Cola please.
What now? Cigarettes? No thanks; I'm quite fine
and very happy with the lungs I have.
Where have I learned to make these good deci-
sions? Let me explain.
During my fifth and final year at AME I have taken
a class called DARE that has taught me how to resist
drugs and violence.
DARE has also showed me that drugs will not only
demolish your mind, but it also affects other parts of
your body too. Including your mouth and throat, your
lungs and even your heart and liver. Yikes!
During DARE, we have done a lot of fun activities,
interesting experiments and even had a chance to ask
questions to local teens.
If you make the wrong decision and decide to start
taking drugs, don't even think about playing sports.
Smoking will make your breath smell like a rotten egg


and your teeth will turn bright yellow.
Drugs will also slow down your brain and nervous
system enough to make just simply walking a struggle.
The point I'm trying to make is stay away from what I
would like to call "the triple threat," which includes
drugs, cigarettes and alcohol.
Facing peer pressure isn't and won't be a problem
anymore. Now, I know exactly how to say "No" and
what to do if I'm ever stuck in a sticky situation or ever
offered drugs.
I think everybody should eventually attend a
DARE class because it shows how drugs will affect
your mind and body.
Now I will always feel safer in scary moments,
thanks to Officer Lannon, my helpful and kind DARE
instructor.
A word to the wise, you are what you eat or
drink.

DARE
By Haleigh Ker
Anne Kinnan's fifth-grade class
Now listen boys and girls. I know you guys and
gals like to "par-tay," but some parties have bad people
and drugs. So, if you're at a "par-tay" with drugs, here
is what you do: Go to the mall and buy yourself a re-
ally big cookie with a smoothie and ice cream.
If I were you, I'd go for the cookie, but it's your
choice. DARE taught me a lot about drugs and what it
stand for. It stands for Drugs, Abuse, Resistance and
Education.
I learned that 20 percent of eighth-graders drink
alcohol. I've learned also that 400,000 people die each
year by smoking.
I have learned so much this year thanks to my
DARE teacher Officer Lannon.
Now I know not to take those sick drugs. My life
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Young playwright guidelines for Island students


Once again it's time for the Young Playwrights
Festival competition. Each entry will receive a certifi-
cate of achievement. Approximately 100 plays receive
an honorable mention and a select group are performed
by the Florida Studio Theatre at schools throughout the
area.
Three Island students Greyson Wallis, Kristen
Whitt and Krystin Carlson received an honorable
mention for the plays they submitted in the 2003
Young Playwrights Festival.
Carlson wrote "Umpires with Smelly Pits" and
Whitt wrote "The Evil Earaser." Both playwrights
graduated from AME last year.
Wallis, a fifth-grader at AME this year, was given
an honorable mention for her play, "The Colorless
King."
Writers can submit as many plays as they wish as
long as they follow the guidelines below:
The contest is open to all students in kindergar-
ten through 12th-grade.
Plays should be one to five pages in length.
There is no restriction on style, subject or form.
Collaborations are permitted.
Scripts must be typed or printed and stapled or
bound.
Scripts must have a cover page, including date of
submission; title of play; name, home address and
phone number; school address, grade level and teacher;
and date of birth.
A copy of the original play must be submitted by


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Impromptu performance
AME fifth-grader Cameron Ellsworth took center stage to perform the role of an egg in a playwriting exercise with
actors from the Florida Studio Theater. Accompanied by actors Patrick Dugan, Brandon Mather and Lindsay Rowe,
Ellsworth acted out his role as audience members crafted the play scene-by-scene. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


April 1 to the Young Playwrights Festival, Florida Stu-
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Historic boat shed on way to village of Cortez


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A boatyard building that may be 100 years old is
on its way to Cortez, courtesy of the boat-building fam-
ily that used it so long ago and of the man who has the
boatyard now.
Its journey may take a year, depending on when the
Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum has a place for
it and the time needed for restoration.
It was built in the early 20th century at the boat
yard that now is Snead Island Boat Works. The yard
was founded and operated by the Pillsbury family, said
Albert Pillsbury, who wants the building to be pre-
served as part of Gulf Coast history.
His grandfather Asa founded the boatyard, he said,
and "my Dad and all five of us brothers were active in
the yard for some time." His brothers are Roy, Elmer,


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Manatee County and Alderman is moving and
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to their property when they sold the yard.
Alderman talked with Roger Allen, coordinator of
the maritime museum project and an enthusiastic ad-
vocate for anything genuinely historic, preferably mari-
time. The two of them talked with Albert Pillsbury,
who was enthusiastically receptive to their ideas.
He ended up donating the old building to Manatee
County, which will forward it to Cortez when the mu-
seum is far enough along to provide a setting for it.
Allen plans to equip it with refurbished, operating
machinery from the era and use it in the Watercraft
Center he is even now developing.
Alderman had the building moved back to Snead
Island Boat Works, where he will restore it with care
to preserve its authenticity. Then he will move it again
all the way to Cortez. Romantics hope the move will be
by sea, if a barge can get to suitable landings at both
ends of the trip.


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Wednesday, Feb. 11
10:30 p.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library
book club at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island
Players presents "Behind the Scenes at Sarasota Opera"
with Lee Chaverin at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307
Snead Island Road, Palmetto. Information: 792-7818.
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.
2:30 to 4 p.m. "Deeper Into Jazz" class with guest
Rob Pronk at The Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
4:30 to 6p.m. "Educating Jane" teen girls life-skills
club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.

Thursday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. to noon Watercolor demonstration by
Carolyn Whitmore at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tax assistance from AARP and
VITA volunteers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: (888) 227-7669.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Greek Glendi Festival at St. Bar-
bara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Information: 812-2056. Fee applies.
12:30 p.m.- St. Bernard Catholic Church Women's
Guild presents 'Tips on Good Health and Nutrition" with
guest Lorie Hagele in the church social hall, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.
7p.m. Smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
778-1915.
8 to 11 p.m. Kiwanis Big Band Dance at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 13
8:45 to 10 a.m. Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna
Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Greek Glendi Festival at St. Bar-
bara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Information: 812-2056. Fee applies.
1 to 7p.m. Sarasota-Bradenton Antiques Classic
at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Cen-
ter, 8005 15th St. E. (West University Parkway), Sarasota.
Information: 355-9161. Fee applies.
5 to 7:30 p.m. Artists reception for Fay Gee and
June Kleeman at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
6 to 9 p.m. "Sunset Stroll Island Style" at St.
Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.
8 p.m. Florida West Coast Symphony "Valentine
Pops" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 953-3434. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 14
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Truth in Testing" FCAT confer-
ence and rally at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Cen-
tral Blvd., Orlando. Information:
www.ratpackmanatee.org.
8 a.m. to 3p.m. Anna Maria Island Power Squad-
ron yard sale at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meet-
ing at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Pub-
lic Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. White Elephant Sale at the Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-1638.
10 a.m. to noon Watercolor demonstration by
Graciela Giles at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sarasota-Bradenton Antiques
Classic at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Conven-
tion Center, 8005 15th St. E. (West University Parkway)
Sarasota. Information: 355-9161. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Origami class at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.
11 a.m. to 9p.m. Greek Glendi Festival at St. Bar-
bara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Information: 812-2056. Fee applies.
6 p.m. Valentine's Day Sweetheart Ball at the
American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 794-3789. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 15
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sarasota-Bradenton Antiques


Rooftopper
Robert Sesterhenn of Connect/Icon Computer Services, Holmes Beach, presents his hometown paper to Las Vegas
from the top of the Rio Hotel, where he was attending the Consumer Electronics Association convention.


Classic at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Conven-
tion Center, 8005 15th St. E. (W. University Pkwy.),
Sarasota. Information: 355-9161. Fee applies.
Noon to 8 p.m. Greek Glendi Festival at St. Bar-
bara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Information: 812-2056. Fee applies.
2 p.m. "The Crew Cuts" at Neel Performing Arts
Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-
5252. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 16
8:45 to 10 a.m. Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna
Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. Pilates with Preston Whaley at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club pre-
sents "Democratic Citizenship in the 21st Century" with
Keith Fitzgerald at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.
1 to 4 p.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church Women's
Guild Dessert Card Party in the church activity center, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.
Fee applies.
4:30 to 6 p.m. "Roots and Shoots" teen environ-
mental program at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
7p.m. "Native Peoples of the Lower Florida Gulf
Coast" with John Worth at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600
Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 17
Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans' service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Ap-
pointments: 749-3030.
2:15 to 4:15 p.m. One-stroke painting with Jo
Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.
5 to 7 p.m. New England States Night at the
American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

Wednesday, Feb. 18
10:15 a.m. Tax seminar at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce "Nooner" at the Bayou Steakhouse, 6814 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
Fee applies.
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.
12:30 p.m.- Anna Maria Island Garden Club meet-
ing with guest Carol Davis, master gardener, at Roser Me-
morial Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-3665.
2 p.m. Leon Merian concert at the Riverfront The-
atre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875.
Fee applies.
4:30 to 6p.m. "Educating Jane" teen girls life-skills
club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:


778-6341.
6 p.m. Greek sampler dinner at the Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-1638. Fee applies.
6p.m. Pilates with Preston Whaley Jr. at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee.applies.
8 p.m. Manatee Community College Chamber Or-
chestra concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5252. Fee ap-
plies.

Ongoing:
Richard Stewart photography exhibit at Island Gal-
lery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb.
14. Information: 778-6648.
"Boats and Buildings" exhibit by Jim Batten at All
Angels Episcopal Church Gallery, 563 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key, through Feb. 16.
Studio artists exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., through Feb. 27. Informa-
tion: 778-2099.
"Beautiful Necessities" exhibit at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb.
28. Information: 778-7216.
Painted tiles by Betty Ash at Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb. 28. Infor-
mation: 778-6648.
"Quintessential Contemporary" exhibit .at the
Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive
S., Longboat Key, through Feb. 29. Information: 383-
2345.
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. Fee applies.
Tax assistance from AARP and VITA volunteers at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, every Thursday through April 15. Information:
(888) 227-7669.
Watercolor with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:
Manatee Players present "The Women" at the
Riverfront Theatre Feb. 19-March 7.
Volunteer coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 19.
Island Fitness Business Center grand opening Feb.
20.
S"Mixed Praying: Gentiles in the Ancient Synagogue"
at Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key Feb. 20.
Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks: One
Night, Three Greats" at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb.
20.
"Jews Under Christian Rome" at Temple Beth Israel,
Longboat Key Feb. 21.
Jim Hyndman presents "London" at the Island
Branch Library Feb. 21.
"Achieving Dramatic Watercolor Landscapes" at the
Art League of Manatee County Feb. 21.
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 21-22.
Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church
Feb. 22.
Internet class at the Island Branch Library Feb. 23.
"The Antarctic Today: Exploring the Last Known
Continent" at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 23.
"Recollections of a Boy Marine" with author Gene
Ciliberti at the Island Branch Library Feb. 24.
Sarasota Opera studio artists concert at Temple
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 11, 2004 U PAGE 25


Warning to Holmes

Beach: Anna Maria

may be coming
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria may be moving to Holmes
Beach.
Relax, Holmes Beach residents. If the
planned move goes through, it's only for about
six months.
Based upon advice from City Attorney Jim
Dye that city commission meetings could be held
outside the city limits, Mayor SueLynn contacted
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore about
holding commission meetings at the Holmes
Beach City Hall.
Since the Holmes Beach City Commission
meets on Tuesday and Anna Maria's commission
on Thursday, there might not be a scheduling
conflict, SueLynn said.
"Besides, the Holmes Beach commission room
is already set up for recording, with an excellent
microphone system for public use," she added.
Scheduling details will be worked out with
Whitmore and the Holmes Beach staff, and
SueLynn said the issue would be on the Feb. 12
commission worksession agenda.
The Anna Maria city hall renovation project
is expected to take at least six months, with a
planned start date around March 1.
SueLynn said she would look at scheduling
commission meetings in Holmes Beach from
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Jan. 31, 100 block of Willow Avenue, information.
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behind her home to approximately one foot high.
Deputies advised the woman to obtain written permis-
sion from the city's public works department prior to
conducting further trimming.

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Feb. 1, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, stolen
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Jan. 30, 100 block of 36th Street, battery. A man
was arrested after he got into a fight with his roommate.
Jan. 31, 5324 Marina Drive, Home True Value
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phone, which he left in his unlocked truck.
Jan. 31, 3600 block of Sixth Avenue, criminal mis-
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sile into an occupied dwelling after he threw a rock
through the window of a residence. According to the
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girlfriend, knocked on the door of the home and then
punched the man at the door inside the residence. Ac-
cording to the report, the defendant then got back in his
Jeep and drove it into the resident's parked vehicle and
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Feb. 2, 300 block of 57th Street, battery. A man
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Feb. 2, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, warrant arrest. A
woman was arrested during a routine traffic stop on a
Manatee County warrant.
Feb. 4, 63rd Street Boat Ramp, theft. According to
the report, a tide meter used by Energy Resources Inc.
for the Holmes Beach dredging project was stolen. The
tide meter is used to send tide information by radio to
the dredge barge and is valued at approximately
$5,0.00.
Feb. 4, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. A man
reported his bicycle stolen.
Feb. 4, 200 block of 58th Street, dog bite. A man
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out in the yard. According to the report, the dog's
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Reefball seeding proceeding in Tampa, Sarasota bays


Reefballs are sprouting like wild flowers in
Sarasota and Tampa bays.
A group of Harllee Middle School students de-
ployed 96 of the marine critter attractors at the Bulk-
head in Tampa Bay last Friday, building on 48 they had
dropped in the bays last year. The Bulkhead is north-
east of the Island.
Reefballs are round hollow concrete spheres, about
two feet in diameter. They've got holes through them
and look pretty much like big wiffle balls. The idea is
that barnacles and soft coral will grow on them, and the
habitat will attract and shelter marine critters like crabs
and juvenile fish.
Rick Smith, a sixth-grade science teacher at
Harllee, said his students started making the reefballs
last year. Permits were eventually granted to drop them
in the bays at artificial reef sites. Assisting with the
program is Manatee County, Sarasota County and the
Southwest Florida Water Management District, in ad-
dition to the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
Smith said there is another program the school has
started, "Reef Rakers," which allows students to take
scuba diving classes. When certified, the scuba stu-
dents go out in the bays and clean the reefballs of ex-
cess growth.
"What other middle school has their kids out scuba
diving?" he said with a laugh.
The Reef Rakers program has attracted the atten-
tion of Gov. Jeb Bush, who is tentatively scheduled to
dive with the students in April.
The after-school program at Harllee, by the way,
was the recipient of the 2004 Busch Gardens-Sea
World Environmental Excellence Award, the only such
program to receive the honor in Florida. The award
includes $10,000 and a trip for three students to go to
San Diego, Calif., to tour Sea World and learn more
about marine life.
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start to congregate around the artificial reef that the
Harllee kids helped build.

We'll miss you, Gus
I lost a good friend Saturday. Gustavo Antonini,
66, and stepson William W. Cupples, 42, were bicy-
cling near Gus's home in Gainesville when they were
struck and killed by a pickup truck driver. Florida
Highway Patrol troopers believe the truck driver was
"impaired."
Gus was an avid bicyclist who regularly logged
upwards of 200 miles a week on his bike.
Gus was a retired University of Florida professor.
Locally, he was the principal author of two books about
local waters, "A Historical Geography of Southwest
Florida Waterways," focusing on the area from Anna
Maria Sound to Lemon Bay and the second from
Englewood to Marco Island.
It was my privilege to have helped with the books.
Locally, Gus had been involved in creation of an
anchorage off Bradenton Beach and the canal dredging
projects on Longboat Key. He was also an avid sailor
and kept his beautiful sailboat on Longboat Key.
I'm gonna miss you, Gus.

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Mote officials had hoped to expand into a 20,000-
square-foot building to include the restaurant. The eat-
ery would only be open during the day or for special
events, and only for Mote visitors, patrons or guests.
The Old Salty Dog restaurant, across the street
from Mote on City Island, had objected to the Mote
restaurant on grounds that it would be unfair competi-
tion. The Old Salty Dog leases space from the city on
city-owned City Island to the tune of about $50,000 a
year; Mote, as a not-for-profit entity, pays $1 a year.
Mote officials will re-think the proposal and prob-
ably bring some modified version back to the city table
later this year.

Tarpon rule changes at Boca Grande
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission has developed a series of measures it hopes
will ease "conflicts" among recreational fishers during
the Boca Grande Pass spring tarpon season.
"These measures are intended to address an ongo-
ing disagreement among fishermen and guides in Boca
Grande Pass regarding the impacts of different fishing
methods and fishing tackle on localized populations of
tarpon, and crowded fishing conditions in the pass,"
FWC officials said.
Traditional fishers who use live bait believe that fish-
ing activity related to the use of breakaway jigs is respon-
sible for a reduction in tarpon abundance in the pass.
The non-traditional fishers who use jigs dispute the
claims, and believe that one fishing style should not be
favored over another without a clear biological basis
for such a restriction.
FWC officials agree that the data on the tendency
of breakaway jigs to foul-hook fish are inconclusive.
So, FWC officials approved rule amendments to
prohibit the intentional "snagging" or "snatch-hook-
ing" of tarpon, which is defined as "the intentional
catch of a fish by any device intended to impale or hook
tarpon by any part of its body other than the mouth, and
limit the number of fishing lines/rods used per boat to
fish for tarpon in Boca Grande Pass to no more than
three during April, May and June."
The rule amendments will take effect in March.
To enforce the changes, FWC intends to increase law
enforcement efforts in Boca Grande Pass this spring to
address reckless boating behavior, and develop brochures
and other educational efforts to encourage the use of ap-
propriate tackle and proper fishing and boating behavior
in this world-renowned fishery.
The FWC is also working on drafting a proposal to
prohibit breakaway fishing gear in Boca Grande Pass to
reduce the amount of debris that collects on the sea bot-
tom.
It is also working on a law that would expand the tar-
pon three-fishing-lines-per-vessel provision to include all
species harvested in the pass in April, May and June.

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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 11, 2004 M PAGE 27


It's all about the weather, fishers; sheepies rule


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing, the past week, is all about weather.
It warmed up for a big, both air and water tempera-
tures, and fishing got good. Then another front came
through, and with wind and waves it got less-than-
good. Now, with warmer weather again, it should get
good again.
Best bets offshore include snapper and grouper,
while backwater fishers continue to do well with big
sheepshead and lots of trout and redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers Marina in Holmes
Beach said he's getting into lots of redfish, trout and
sheepshead. Snook action is out there but the fish are
hard to get to take a hook, he's finding.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's finding it to be very windy out there,
but when he was able to get offshore he was able to get
into lots of amberjack, red grouper and mangrove snap-
per.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
despite the cold the fish are still out there, with some
action due to the full moon. Sheepshead are thick
around the Anna Maria Bridge and Manatee Public
Beach pier, he said, and trout are showing up well at the
seagrass flats near the bridges. For wade fishers, there
seems to be lots of trout action as well, he added.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's putting his charters onto redfish to 24
inches, trout to 17 inches, some flounder to 20 inches
and lots of too-small snook-to-keep in Terra Ceia and
Miguel bays.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore bottom fishing is good is you can get out there
with all the wind. Grouper, both red and gag, are pro-
ducing offshore. Closer to shore, beach fishing is im-
proving with good reports of whiting, sheepshead,
pompano and bluefish. Backwater anglers report excel-
lent catches of trout, reds and sheepshead, with some
sheepies coming in at better than 6 pounds.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
early in the week there were lots of sheepshead, black
drum, trout and redfish coming into the dock. As the
week progressed and the weather cooled, well ... but
things should pick up this week.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
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the shore due to the weather last week, but on his back-
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Cannell was in Sarasota a while back to sign copies of
his 10th mystery novel, "Vertical Coffin."
Besides being an author, Cannell is the creator of
a whole slew of television programs, including "Rock-
ford Files," "The A-Team," "Silk Stockings," "Ren-
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time to writing his books.
"I've done 40 shows," he said, "and I don't think
I have that much to contribute to TV any more."
Cannell said he misses the social aspects of televi-
sion versus the more solitary life of a writer. "At one
point I had six shows on, and had about 2,000 employ-
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And he hasn't given up the electronic medium al-
together, what with six projects in pre-production and
two or three acting gigs a year. "It's not like I'm locked
in an attic somewhere," he said.
He's enjoying the writing, which he said is "much
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screenplay, where everything has to come out of a
character's mouth and usually you have to have them
say things they would never do in real life. You also get
to do research, which I love."
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Beach Lounge upsets basketball apple cart


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Jesse's Beach Lounge got into the win column with
a pair of impressive victories, turning what looked like
a two-horse battle between A Paradise Realty and S&S
Industries into a free-for-all in Division I basketball
league action at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
Paradise and S&S still have a comfortable lead for
the top two spots, but don't think these two teams
won't think about these losses if they meet Jesse's in
the playoffs.
On Tuesday night, Jesse's won its first game of the
season by defeating second place S&S Industries be-
fore following that up with a 32-29 victory over first-
place A Paradise Realty Saturday, Feb. 7, behind 16
points from Celia Ware.
Jesse's jumped on top with an 8-2 scoring run to
open the game, then held on for dear life as Paradise
fought hard to get back into the game. Trailing 27-25,
Paradise's Grant Lukitsch stole the ball and drove the
length of the court to tie the score 27-27 with 4:09 to
play.
Jesse's rushed the ball up court and Dylan Mullen
went to the line, making one of two free throws to take
a one-point lead with 3:59 to play. Jesse's came up with
a much-needed defensive stand and then extended its
lead when Danielle Mullen connected with Jake Orr on
an inbounds play for a 30-27 lead.
The teams traded steals before Ware came through
with a huge defensive play, blocking Lukitsch's shot to
start a fast break that ended with Orr finding Ryan
Guerin for a layup and a 32-27 lead with 1:46 to play.
Jordan Graeff hit a jumper to pull Paradise to
within three points, but Jesse's went into the famed
"four corners offense" to run the clock down for the
victory.
Ware's 16 points led all scorers while Dylan
Mullen finished with eight points and teammates
Guerin and Danielle Mullen added four points.
Lukitsch led A Paradise with 12 points and Jordan
Graeff added eight points as they suffered a second loss



Center basketball

standings as of Feb. 7


League
Premier Division
Oyster Bar
Glass & Screen
ReMax
Beach House

Division I
A Paradise
S&S
Ralph's
Mermaid
Beach Lounge


W/L

9-1
3-6
5-4
2-9


7-2
6-3
4-5
3-5
2-7


League
Division II
IRE
Banks
STGC
Observer
A&E
Danziger

Division Ill
Bistros
Jessie's
Harry's
Duncan
Galati


W/L

7-2
5-4
6-3
3-5
2-7
3-5


on the season. Harrison Skaggs chipped in with five
points and Will Osborne added four points in the loss.
In other action, there were several close games
during the weekly action as the regular season end
comes into sight, not to mention some incredible scor-
ing efforts, including a 40-point outburst from JoJo
Wood. The Division II race tightened up as Steve
Titsworth General Contracting handed first-place Is-
land Real Estate its first two losses of the season with
STGC only a game back in the standings.
The Premier Division has Anna Maria Oyster Bar
comfortably leading the way with a 9-1 record, while
the Bistros remain atop the Division III standings with
the only perfect record among all teams.
The playoffs get started Monday, Feb. 16.

S&S 56, Mermaid 52
JoJo Wood exploded for 40 points including three
three-pointers as S&S Industries held off a Feb. 7 up-
set bid by Sign of the Mermaid in Division I basketball
action.
Wood's efforts helped S&S overcome a two-point
deficit to record its seventh victory of the season and
helped them keep A Paradise Realty in their sights.
Mike Schweitzer added eight points to the S&S total,
while Catie Carden scored four points and Jarot Nelson
and Zack Waliagha each finished with two points.
Eric Friedenberg led the Mermaid with 26 points,
while Justin Dearlove added 11 and Matt Shafer scored
10 in the loss. Ian Douglas scored four points to round
out the Mermaid scoring.

Paradise 54, Ralph's 43
Grant Lukitsch scored 20 points and Jordan Graeff
added 14 as A Paradise Realty upended Rotten Ralph's
Restaurant Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Division I basketball
action. Will Osborne added 11 points, while Harrison
Skaggs completed the Paradise scoring with nine
points.
Ben Valdivieso's 14 points and 11 points from
Zach Beeker led Rotten Ralph's in the loss. Casey
Dalton added eight points, while Corbin Kitchen and
Broderick West each scored four points to complete the
Rotten Ralph's scoring.

Beach Lounge 48, S&S 47
Dylan Mullen scored nine of his 22 points during
a 22-9 fourth-quarter scoring run Tuesday, Feb. 3, that
rallied Jesse's Beach Lounge to its first victory of the
season. Celia Ware added 11 points for Jesse's, which
also received six points from Jake Orr and four points
from Ryan Guerin in the victory.
JoJo Wood again led S&S Industries in scoring
with 29 points while Mike Schweitzer chipped in with
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Premier Division:
Oyster Bar 73, Glass & Screen 57
David Buck poured in 32 points and Gary Scott
added 20 as the Anna Maria Oyster Bar broke Anna
Maria Glass & Screen with a 73-57 victory Saturday,
Feb. 7, in Premier Division action. Spencer Carper
chipped in with 12 points and Matt McDonough made
a three-pointer to round out the Oyster Bar scoring.
Zach Schield scored 21 points and Steve Seaton
added 13 to lead Glass & Screen in the loss. Tyler
Bekkerus finished with 11 points and Billy Malfese
scored six to complete the scoring.

ReMax 62, Beach House 40
ReMax received double-figure scoring efforts from
four players during its 22-point victory over Beach
House Restaurant Saturday, Feb. 7, led by 20 points
from Clay Orr. Chad Richardson added 14 points,
while Derek Mendez and Steven Seaton scored 10
points apiece to complete the double-figure quartet.
Alisha Ware scored six points and Mike Cramer added
two points to complete the ReMax scoring.
Beach House was led by Justin Hessinger's 11
points and nine points from Steve Faasse in the loss.
Sam Lott added eight points, while Sarah White and
Kyle finished with six points each.
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Center basketball schedule
Premier Division (ages 14-17)


Feb. 14
Feb. 14
Feb. 16
Feb. 16

Division
Feb. 11
Feb. 14
Feb. 14
Feb. 17
Feb. 17

Division
Feb. 13
Feb. 14
Feb. 14
Feb. 14

Division
Feb. 11
Feb. 13
Feb. 14
Feb. 1-4


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11 a.m.
7 p.m.
8 p.m.


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8 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
8 p.m.

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7 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.

III (ages 8-9)
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
1 p.m.
2 p.m.


Instructional (ages 5-7
Feb. 11 6 p.m.
Feb. 13 6 p.m.
Feb. 14 noon


ReMax vs. Glass & Screen
Beach House vs. Oyster Bar
First vs. Fourth place
Second vs. Third place


Ralph's vs. S&S
Ralph's vs Beach Lounge
S&S vs. Paradise
First vs. Fourth place
Second vs. Third place

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Danziger vs. Observer
Observer vs. STGC
A&E vs. Danziger
IRE vs. Banks


Bistros vs. Galati
Bistros vs. Duncan
Galati vs. Harry's
Jessie's vs. Duncan

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Oyster Bar 86, Beach House 72
The Anna Maria Oyster Bar had four players in
double figures during its 86-72 shootout victory over
the Beach House Restaurant Monday, Feb. 2, in Pre-
mier basketball action. David Buck paced the Oyster
Bar with 26 points, while Gary Scott and Lorenzo
Rivera dominated inside with 18 and 13 points respec-
tively. Spencer Carper finished with 12 points, while
Matt McDonough added nine points and Matt Skaggs
chipped in with six.
Chase Parker's 28 points led all scorers in the los-
ing effort that saw Mike Wallen score 12 points and
Sam Lott score nine points. Justin Hessinger finished
with six points, while Sarah White added five points in
defeat.

Division II: STGC 24, IRE 11
Blake Wilson's 11 points for Steve Titsworth Gen-
eral Contracting matched the Island Real Estate scor-
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vide the winning margin in their 24-11 victory Satur-
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Titsworth finished with five points and Barth
scored four points for STGC, which also received two
points apiece from Pace and Thompson.
Kevin Callahan scored four points to lead IRE in
its first loss of the season. Emma Barlow, Shane Blair
and Gabe Salter each scored two points, while Chris
Callahan scored one point to complete the scoring.

Danziger 10, Observer 7
Garrett Secor scored eight points to lead Danziger
Allergy & Sinus to a three-point victory over the
Longboat Observer Saturday, Feb. 7, in Division II
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Second annual Canada-U.S. tennis winners
The United States won the Second Annual Canada-U.S. Tennis Tournament held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Pictured, from left, is last year's winner Jimmie MacSwain, men's winner John Driscoll,
organizer Don Moffatt, women's winner Pauline Carpenter, and Joann Driscoll.


fense that also received one point from Breann
Richardson in the loss.

Banks 23, Observer 22
Baskets by Miles Hostetler and Martine Miller
completed a comeback victory for Banks Engineering
over the Longboat Observer Friday, Feb. 6, in Division
II action. Hostetler finished with a game-high 10 points
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points apiece from Jordan Sebastiano and Tommy
Price. Burns Easterling added three points, while Miller
finished with two points in the come-back victory.
Breann Richardson matched Hostetler for game
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eight points. Kyle Aritt and Francis completed the
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mie a furious rally against Island Real Estate by Air &
Energy, which scored 11 of its 19 points in the last
quarter. Eight points from Shane Blair and five points
from Emma Barlow led Island Real Estate in the Feb.
5 Division II victory. Two points apiece from Gabe
Salter and Chris Callahan completed the scoring for
first-place Island Real Estate.
Chandler Hardy's six points and four points apiece
from Matt Bauer, Joey Hutchinson and Kyle Sewall
paced the Air & Energy offensive attack that also re-
ceived one point from Zach Evan in the loss.

STGC 17, IRE 15
Gabby Pace scored all five of her points during a 9-
4 fourth-quarter scoring run on Wednesday, Feb. 4, to
lead Steve Titsworth General Contracting to a come-
from-behind victory over Island Real Estate. Blake Wil-
son matched Pace's five points to share the team lead
while Ally Titsworth added four points in the victory.
Donna Barth and Nash Thompson completed the STGC
scoring with two and one point respectively.
Chris Callahan scored six points and brother
Kevin added five points to lead Island Real Estate,
which also received four points from Emma Barlow in
the loss.

Division III: Jessie's 14, Galati 5
Trevor Bystrom exploded for eight points Satur-
day, Feb. 7, to help Jessie's Island Store to a 14-5 vic-
tory over Galati Marine in Division III basketball ac-
tion. Jessie's received two points apiece from Sarah


Falls, Zack Guerin and Jack Titsworth to complete the
scoring.
Kelly Guerin scored three points and Daniel
Pimental added two points for Galati Marine in the
loss.

Harry's 7, Duncan 6
Glenn Bower scored four points and Dylan Riley
added three points to lead Harry's Continental Kitch-
ens past Duncan Real Estate Saturday, Feb. 7. Duncan
received two points apiece from Kyle Crum, Giorgio
Gomez and Emily White in the loss.

Bistros 11, Harry's 10
The Bistros came out one appetizer ahead of
Harry's Continental Kitchens Friday, Feb. 6, behind
seven points from Molly McDonough and two points
apiece from Hailey Dearlove and Brittany Templeton.
Harry's was led by Glenn Bower's six points and
two points apiece from Zach Facheris and Dylan Riley
in the loss.

Galati 6, Duncan 2
A balanced scoring attack and strong defense lifted
Galati Marine past Duncan Real Estate Thursday, Feb.
5, for its first victory of the season. Kelly Guerin, Chase
Stripling and Daniel Pimental scored two points apiece
to lead Galati.
Josh Schmidt paced Duncan Real Estate with two
points in the loss.

Bistros 20, Jessie's 2
Nine points from Hailey Dearlove and six points
from Molly McDonough helped the Bistros to an easy


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 7 horseshoe games were
Bob Hitchcock and George McKay, both of Anna
Maria City. Runners-up were Eric Don of
Bradenton Beach and Art Kingstad of Holmes
Beach.
Winners in the Feb. 4 games were Kingstad
and Ron Pepka of Bradenton. Runners-up were
Herb Puryear of Anna Maria City and Jerky
Smith of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


victory over Jessie's Island Store Tuesday, Feb. 3. Brit-
tany Templeton's four points and one point from
Emma Carper completed the Bistro's scoring in the
victory.
Jack Titsworth's two points led Jessie's in the loss.

Last chance for Little League
The Anna Maria Community Center is still accept-
ing registrations for the upcoming Little League sea-
son. Players ages 5-17 may register for Little League
during normal Center operating hours. Cost for all
leagues is $45 per player and $40 for additional sib-
lings.
Coaches are also needed for all age groups. If in-
terested or if you need more information, please call
778-1908.


Looking for Just One More Nice Family

for a Great New Little Neighborhood
Just one unit left in a brand new,
direct Gulffront, three-unit condominium
at 3716 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach





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* 3BR/2.5 Baths
* 2,137 sq.ft. of living space (1,820 A/C, 317 Veranda)
* 10-ft. ceilings
* Many, many special features
* Luxury Amenities: Private elevator, heated pool and spa, gas grill, two
enclosed garage spaces.
* $1,395,000
Panmramit C-Gulfiews* Must lssee to full' appre:iate

Call Pat McConnell

778-7845 or (863)698-4401 cell
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Realtor Sales Associate
941-545-0206
SPager: 941-233-0748
Fax: 941-778-4794
For your private showing call
'' "iand Aussie Geoff"
Formal Qualifications
33 Years Experience Same Price
Also Commercial and Tax Deferred Exchanges
I respect your privacy and don't bulk mail or cold call
For confidential and personalized service, please phone me anytime
The Art of the Deal for You
No one know an Island like Aussie Geoff

/ t/(debrO Co 3224 East Bay Drive
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The Sunray Quad
Lake-Bayou Front
$250,000 Turnkey Furnished
1,874 sq.ft. 3BR/2BA


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


Around $1,000 a month gets you on your own 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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$103,000 income in 2003. New in 2000.
6BR/6BA, two swimming pools. Turn-
key furnished. One block to beach.
$1,150,000.
Visit: www.aussiegeoff.com
E-mail: islander@aussiegeoff.com


Quality


HOLMES BEACH
COMING SOON' Two beautiful new 3/2 homes at 306 56th St.
Preconstruction pricing starting at $495,000
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
Under construction New 3/2 5 family room worth fireplace, beautiful cherry
cabinets with granite countertops. Lots of upgrades.
2205 88th St Ct NW. $396.900
Lot in northwest Bradenton. 80-by-215-ft Will build your dream home
from your plans or ours 2203 88th St. CE. NW $120,000.

WEST BRADENTON
Only two new homes remaining at popular Heron's Watch subdivision. On
86th St W. Just minutes to the beach. Starting at $208,500.
Greg Oberhofer, 720-0932
5500 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7127


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AWESOME VIEWS! 3BR/2BA, bout docks and sleps to gorgeous beaches,
Bayfroni park and aty pier. S749,000.
PERFECT HOME 2BR/1BA. one block to beach, deeded boat slip. S389.000.
2BR/1 BA crndo, beach cross street. Pool, rourtyard, finished. S259,000.
SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
3BR/2BA house with pool, two blocks to beach, S3.000/monlh.
2BR/IBA house, Gulfviews,.steps to beach, Sl,000/week.
2BR/1BA downstairs apartment, one block lo beach, Sl.800/month.
UDO 3BR/3BA gated pool home. private beach access. S6,000/monlh
LIDO 3BR/2BA pool home on canal. Steps to pnvole beach and
St Armands Circle, S5,000/monlh.

SDeborah Thrasher
518-7738 or 383-9700
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Vacation Rentals & Property Management
www.camelliaproperties.com
More than 35 Gulffront rentals to choose from.
Call us last! Best rates on the beach!



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One-Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000

Advertising works great in The Islander.

ANNA MARIA

SLANCoa

REAL ESTATE LLC

WATERFRONT CONDO
2BR/2BA plus den. Furnished open plan with fireplace.
On sailboat water with large deeded boat dock. Heated
pool, carport, short drive to beach. $329,900.

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

KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
3BR/3BA spacious waterfront home with heated pool and
spa, large master suite, turnkey furnished, Italian tile and
carpet, eat-in kitchen, two-car garage. Deep-water canal
and direct access to Intracoastal Waterway. $776,000.

PERICO IS
2BR/2BA, ground-flo i- end unit.
Community e aIx er view. Close to
beaches and ,900.

KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Room for pool or to expand.
On deep-water canal with direct access to Tampa Bay.
Large backyard with view down canal to Bimini Bay.
$519,900.

BAY HOLLOW- PRIVATE DOCK
2BR/2BA, updated condo with deeded boat dock. Eat-in
kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, walk-in closets, Jacuzzi
tub. Carport and heated pool. $359,900.

ISLAND TRIPLEX
2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA and 1BR studio apartment. Large
lot with tropical landscaping. Turnkey furnished. Cathe-
dral ceiling, porches, ceiling fans. Great rental. $459,900.

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


779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

a ML, SUfiiCoal
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


Simply the Best


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.


CANALFRONT CONDO Lovely 2BR/1BA canalfront unit
with waterviews. Offers boat dock, open porch and some fur-
nishings. $275,000.






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


CORTEZ KITCHEN RESTAURANT The Cortez kitchen is
the place to be both for fun and wonderful food along with old-
time atmosphere. You just don't find anymore open dining with
seating for 60+ with boat dockage. $275,000.


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CORNER UNIT Directly on the Gulf next to the public beach.
2BR/2BA, completely updated with tile floors throughout and
all new furniture and completely turnkey. $795,000.


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GULFFRONT MOTEL Ten-unit beachfront motel. 130-foot
Gulf frontage. Large inground spa.


COMMERCIAL Located in the historic district of
Bradenton Beach, this ground-level block building is 100-
feet to the bay with commercial zoning. The 50-by-100-
foot lot has lots of possibilities. $475,000

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

Mike A.t


Norman

Realty INC


800-367-1617
941-778-6696


3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com


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Frank Davis
Broker/Owner


Melinda Bordes
Realtor



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Marianne Correll
Realtor






Bob Fittro
Realtor


Alan Galletto
Broker/Associate






Jon Kent
Broker/Associate






S Tom Nelson
Realtor






Nick Patslos
Broker/Associate


427 Pine Ave. ................ $695,000
Business Opportunity .... $2,490,000
Palmetto House B&B.... $1,490,000


Chris Shaw
& John
VanZandt
Realtors
11434 Perico Isle Cr....... $349,000

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


PRICELESS BIMINI BAY VIEW -
Great 3BR/2BA with one-car garage and
16-by-16 ft. dock. Open floor plan with
separate dining area and 1,672 sq.ft. En-
joy the sparkling Bimini Bay waters from
your large screened porch. This could be
your island dream home. $750,000.
MLS# 100118.


4212 Redfish Ct............. $575,000
307 Iris St. ..................... $495,000
106 Gull Dr. ................... $590,000
531 77th St................ $1,895,000
243 Willow Ave............... $849,000
301 So. Bay Blvd........... $650,000
229 Gladiolus St ............ $679,000
625 Emerald Ln. ............. $589,900
1102 Riverside Dr........ $1,490,000
8401 Marina Dr............... $750,000



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3603 4th Ave. ............. $1,099,000
308 55th St. (Lot).......... $219,000
4003 5th Ave. ............. $879,000
4005 5th Ave. ............... $879,000
3818 6th Ave. ............... $465,000
3810 6th Ave. ............... $450,000
100 7th St. So.(Duplex) .. $785,000
104 7th St. So.(Duplex) ... $599,000
Sunbow Bay #104........... $299,000
Martinique North #101.... $595,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ....... $409,000
La Casa Costiera #11 .... $1,200,000
Waters Edge #110N ........ $759,000
Bradenton Beach Club B... $849,000
6501 Gulf Dr................. $828,000
747 Jacaranda Rd. (Lot)... $389,000
727 Jacaranda Rd........... $789,000
Bayou Condo 5C............. $289,900
408 Poinsettia Rd. .......... $525,000
306 Spring Ave. (Lot)....... $306,000
5701 Carissa St. (Duplex) $798,000
504 69th St ................. $537,900
770 Jacaranda Rd.(Duplex) .... $459,000



Business Only ................ $295,000






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VINTAGE WINE: 1959 Pommard Estate bottled
Mise en Louis Poirier (Cote d'Or) $150. Gently
treated. 792-2913.

TRAILMATE JOYRIDER: Three-wheel bike, like new,
never used. Cost $500. Best offer. Call 778-7449.

ROCKING CHAIR Shaker-style, tiger, maple, blue
and beige web seat. Excellent condition,
Thomasville, $300. Rattan chair, floral cushions,
$50. Call 778-2853.

ELEGANT WHITE SOFA $950; full sleeper sofa
$345; queen sleeper sofa $500; dining room table
with six chairs $800; glass and brass coffee table
$150; end table $125. Call 794-5994.

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS 50 percent off every-
thing. Unique furniture, clothes, collectibles, jewelry,
art. The Island Attic, 9801 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

NICKELS: INDIAN HEAD, 75, no dates, $10; 13
with good dates, $8. Various commemorative uncir-
culated silver dollars and halves. 792-4274.

CAMCORDER IN PERFECT condition. got a new
one for Christmas! Sharp Viewcam 8 LCD VL-E630.
Comes with all the accessories, including carrying bag
and a brand new double battery. $100. Call 778-6234.

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.


BINGO! Annie Silvers Community Center. Every
Thursday, through April 1, 7pm. Everyone welcome.
Smoke free. 103 23rd St. Corner of Avenue C and
23rd Street, Bradenton Beach.

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






Qaet~^lrV~~effeastatel, mu
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294







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This beautifully remodeled duplex offers two spacious
bedrooms and two baths on each level, plus a cozy den
or third bedroom with French doors. Amenities include
Spanish tile floors, white tile baths, fully equipped
kitchens with knotty-pine cabinets and breakfast bars,
textured ceilings with fans and Hotpoint washer and
dryer on each level. Adorable shabby-chic furnishings
and whimsical wall coverings and borders create a cozy
and carefree beach ambiance, while easy-care vinyl sid-
ing and oyster-shell landscaping make maintenance a
breeze. Located just one short block to the Gulf, this
endearing hideaway won't last long! Priced furnished
at $545,000 or owner will sell separately as condos at
$325,000 each.
VIDEO TOUR
BROCHURE

Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
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OPENING SOON! Kumon Math and Reading Centers.
"Learning how to Learn." Village Green Plaza (behind
Coast Bank), Owner/Instructor, Shawn Carper.

ANYONE INTERESTED in starting a weekly, low-
stakes, couple's poker game? If interested, please
call 778-7449.

DISCOVER PILATES: Eight-weeks, beginning and in-
termediate sessions at the Anna Maria Island Art
League. Beginning-level class, 9am Mondays, Feb. 16-
April 5; intermediate-level 6pm Wednesday, Feb. 18-
April 5,. $64 for eight-week session. Certified Pilates
Instructor: Preston Whaley Jr., Physicalmind Institute.
Pre-register a week in advance. For more information
and to register, call 778-2099.

AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island children.
Order delicious oranges and grapefruit packages for
shipment to friends and family from member Rich
Bohnenberger, 778-0355. Honeybell tangelos crop,
mature now!

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


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


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CORAL SHORES EIGHTH annual community yard
sale, Saturday, Jan. 14, 8am-1pm. 9200 Cortez Rd.,


Bradenton.


YARD SALE SATURDAY and Sunday, Feb. 14-15,
8:30am-4pm. Little bit of everything. 2906 Avenue B,
Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 8am-2pm.
Glassware, 200 pieces of depression, jadeite, blue
ridge, cambridge. Also comics and a great $1 table.
Old golf clubs, riding mower and wagon, candy ma-
chines and good stuff. 206 Archer Way, Anna Maria.


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941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamariareal.com


GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Feb. 14, 9am-2pm.
Printer, monitor computer table, sofa, clothing, pic-
tures, old records, door knobs, Onkyo receiver. 204
55th St., Holmes Beach.

BIG SALE Niki's Gifts and Antique Mall, 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Rattan table and four chairs
40 percent off; sterling jewelry 50 percent off; select
gifts, antiques and costume jewelry 25-70 percent
off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. Call 779-0729.

GARAGE SALE every day 11 am-4pm, weather per-
mitting until everything is gone. Furniture, clothes,
collectibles, art. 9801 Gulf Drive, behind Island Sun
Plaza, 9801 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.



LOST: PRESCRIPTION eye glasses, magnetized
sun glasses perhaps attached. Lost in vicinity of
2600 Gulf-Drive, Bradenton Beach, on Thursday,
Feb. 5. Please call 778-1271.

LOST: CELL PHONE. Lost in Holmes Beach area.
Please call 778-3390.

LOST CAT: Vicinity of 71st Street, Holmes Beach.
Looks like a Maine-coon cat with black striping and
white paws. Has medium-length hair. Answers to
"Bootsy." Reward: $150. Call 730-1086.


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.

GORGEOUS ADULT CATS and other pets for
adoption at Southgate Animal Hospital. References
checked. 922-0774.


DEEP-WATER SLIP, north end of Anna Maria.
Easy Gulf access. Call 794-8877 or 730-5393.

22-FT. CUDDY CHRIS Craft, like new, less than
200 hours. Make offer, must sell for health reasons.
Call Wolfgang, 778-2873.


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

Now Accepting Reservations
for 2005 Season

HOLMES BEACH Six-month rental starting
April 1, 2004. 2BR/1BA on canal. Unfur-
nished. $975/month, plus utilities.



NEW LISTING!

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Sunsets abound from this upper-level, end-unit condo with the
look and feel of a single-family home. Two balconies provide Gulf
to bay views. This property features over 1,500 sq.ft., 2BR/2BA,
wood-burning fireplace, large updated kitchen with breakfast bar,
heated pool and elevator plus much more. Priced to sell at
$659,000. MLS#100193.
Call Liz Blandford at [9411224-3304

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18.6 HYDRASPORT CC-93 120 hp Johnson, very
low hours, excellent condition, bimini top, fish finder,
depth finder, SS radio, live well. $9,300 or best of-
fer. Call 773-9701.

BOAT LIFT WANTED: Island homeowner is looking
for a boat lift to rent. Please call (863) 860-4183, or
e-mail wlb@tampabay.rr.com.


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

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


BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 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
--Lengview Realty, 383-6112.


REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast paced, high traf-
fic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, 383-5543.


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Liz Codola


REAL ESTATE AGENTS! Busy office, best location, best
commissions. Call today! Robin or Jesse, 778-7244.

ACTIVITY COUNSELORS WANTED! Part-time and
full-time available. Must be reliable, fun and willing
to meet state training requirements. Above average
salary. Call 778-1698.

LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL needed for sole
practitioner. Must be well organized, have good com-
puter and telephone skills and relate well to all types
of people. Casual work environment close to the Is-
land. Legal experience preferred but will train the right
person. Please e-mail your resume to
kendra @ presswoodlaw.com or call 749-6433.

HELP WANTED: Apply for all positions at Ooh La
La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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-ma:l resumes to
news@lslander.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 in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. We need you!
Call 778-0492.

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.

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


LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $30 per hour- free advice. 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reasonable and
reliable. Free estimates, licensed and insured. 778-0944.

K.A.S. CLEANING LLC: Employee owned, servicing
private homes, condos, rentals and seasonal
homes. Concierge services and home watch.
Bonded, insured. 730-5318.

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

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

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks, up-
grades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training.
Call Robert at 778-3620.

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

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

CLEANINGS-R-JOB: Will clean your residence, of-
fice, rental or new construction. Island resident of 36
years. No job too big! Please call, 795-7324.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable,
dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional
Cleaning, 779-1128. References available.


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DEEP CANAL HOME at top of
Don't leave thi Island Key Royale 3BR/2.5BA, two-car
garage. Huge kitchen and master
without takin tim bedroom, separate formal dining,.
to U U'cr-itc isi US dock with electric and water. 1
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$699,000. Roger Rawlings,
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floor plan! Wonderful tropical setting with
two glassed lanais!.Offered at $235,000! /. o/y wi r r ,/i.//y 413 Pine Ave. Anna Maria


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This beautiful
home has it all!
3BR/2BA with
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S- and custom tile
throughout.
nily room with fireplace and
azing media room complete with
water seating. The outside entertain-
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YOU'VE CALLED the rest now call the best. 10
percent discount for new customers. Call "We
Clean." Ellen 779-2422, or Lolly 761-2800.

CLEANING WITH "TENDER loving care." Residen-
tial experts. We pay attention to every detail. You
will not be disappointed. 795-2502 or 737-5797.

DISCOVER PILATES: Eight-weeks, beginning and
intermediate sessions at the Anna Maria Island Art
League. Beginning-level class, 9am Mondays, Feb.
16-April 5; intermediate-level 6pm Wednesday, Feb.
18-April 5,. $64 for eight-week session. Certified
Pilates Instructor: Preston Whaley Jr., Physicalmind
Institute. Pre-register a week in advance. For more
information and to register, call 778-2099.

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

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

THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional, experienced maids, free estimate,
gift certificates available. Please call 727-9337.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small busi-
nesses. We also do electronic filing and all states.
Call Pat, Kenney Tax Service, 761-8156.


S I "al N w . I o a r a"i I


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 roorri 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.



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BEAUTIFUL BAY PALMS 3BR/2.5BA canalfront home re-
cently updated to include a coral-appointed remote-controlled
gas fireplace, new windows, pavers, boat hoist and more.
Enjoy luxury living in this ranch-style home with more than
2,650 sq. ft. of living area. $775-90e $750,000.

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2BR/1BA, 1 BR/1BA, fireplace, new A/C in larger unit, large stor-
age room with washer/dryer hookup, screened porch, deck and
fruit trees, located across from community center activities for
all ages. $369,900.


&Marina Pointe

Realty Co.


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

Storage Units Available!


DUMP TRAILER: For rent for all your trash and con-
struction needs. Call 778-5551.

A HANDYMAN TO have around. All home repairs.
Painting, blinds, faucets, picture hanging, drywall
and more. What work do you need done? Call
Dwayne, 586-9358.

LOSE WEIGHT be stronger, slimmer, more flexible.
Certified fitness training, private studio setting. No
contract, low rates, great results. 794-6531.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Be-
ginning 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.

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



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



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Perfect for year-round
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Tropical paradise. 5BR/3BA. S1,200,000.

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

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

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

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING Services: Quality lawn
maintenance, landscape cleanup, plantings, prun-
ing, shell and more! Insured, referenced, free esti-
mates. Call 778-2335 or 284-1568.

BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS Providing the total
TLC for your landscaping requirements. Lawns, trees,
shrubs, container gardens and gardens. Design, instal-
lation and service. Call 730-5318 for free consultation.

"GET MOORE FOR your money" with Lew Moore. Com-
plete tree services and chipping, estate/garage/shed
cleanup. Five years on Anna Maria Island. Call 761-7629.



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.


CHARMING ISLAND COTTAGE
108 2nd St. N Bradenton Beach


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one block to beach.
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NEW LISTING IN HOLMES
BEACH! Quiet and comfortable
in a tropical setting. Many up-
dates since home was built in
S" 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
S: ADORABLE! NW BRADENTON
HOME This may be the last
chance to own an adorable reno-
vated 2BR home under $165K.
... ., Even cuter inside than out! Open
, ._" floor plan, wood and ceramic
floors, spa bathtub and much
more. All on a large 85-by-150-ft.
lot. Plenty of room to grow and plenty of room for pool. Single-car
garage, outdoor workshop and much more! Asking $160,000. Call
Bob Hinds direct, 545-7453. MLS#97584
-. : .-. DUPLEX WEST SIDE OF GULF
; DRIVE Own a piece of the Island
before it's too late! Cute and
S,,'- _'-:' cozy, half-block to beautiful
beach in an area of newly con-
structed homes. Don't miss out
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.
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
insured. 727-5066.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT


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

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

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

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

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan
Michael, master carpenter. Call cell 778-6898 or
cell, 518-3316.

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

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


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

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


KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements 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.

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 resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call Javier at 685-5163 or 795-6615.

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

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR and Lawn Care: Light car-
pentry, pressure washing, handyman, plumbing and
electrical, light hauling, tree trimming. Call 778-617 or
447-2198.


TILE/PAINT/HOME repair. Quality and value serv-
ing Manatee County since 1982. Free estimate, all
work guaranteed. Call 524-0088.

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


WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style home, north
Anna Maria Island, annual, $1,500/month, or sea-
sonal, $2,500/month. Bayfront cottages also avail-
able with docks from $1,500/month, $500/week. Call
794-5980, or www.divefish.com.

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 Apart-
ments, 778-2374.

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

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in
The Islander. Check us out at www.islander.org

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


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ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE of this ground-
level Gulffront designer decorated condo. Stroll
out your glassed-in lanai to the pool or pristine
beach. Take the fun to the tennis courts or bring
your own boat. $649,000.


COMPLETE YOUR FOURSOME Ground-level
condo in El Conquistador with spectacular golf
course views. Hurry up and call today for more
information. Offered at $154,900.

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yard, close to pier. 2BR/IBA each side. Lots of renova-
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* 6,900 sq. ft. living area in a total of 5 units
1,600 sq. ft. single story beachfront house with 3BR/2BA
Duplex, 1,700 sq. ft. each unit with 3BR/2BA
Two cottages, each 900 sq. ft. with 2BR/1BA
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$4,600,000


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Island compares!


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

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, pool, nicely furnished, ground floor. Available
April plus. Three month minimum. Call 778-9576.

DUPLEX 2BR/2BA 2411 Avenue C, Bradenton
Beach. Carport below with storage room, $800/
month. 746-8666.

OFFICE OR TWO-chair hair salon for rent. 112
52nd St., Holmes Beach. $475/month. 746-8666.

2BR/1BA unfurnished annual Gulfview. $850/
month. Call 778-0292 or 650-3552.

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.

SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE March 1. 1BR
waterfront apartment on north end of Anna Maria.
$1,750/month. Call 778-5445.

GULFVIEW: NORTH SHORE Drive, 2BR/2BA,
ground level, available now thru May. Fully fur-
nished, $2,000/month, includes utilities. (863) 581-
4206, (813) 935-0694, (813) 933-8697, or e-mail:
andrewr@asme.org.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, washer/dryer, dishwasher. 308 63rd St. $950/
month, plus utilities. Call 737-1121.

2BR/2BA CONDO, waterfront, furnished, includes
utilities. Enclosed parking, secure entrance. $1,450/
month. Call 737-7121.

WESTBAY POINT: Finest waterfront unit and view!
2BR/2BA, corner unit, furnished. $2,500/month. Avail-
able February, March, April. Call (818) 620-3543.

ON THE BEACH new, 2BA/2BA weekly/monthly,
Bradenton Beach 778-3618 or www.linger-
longer.com.

CANCELLATION DUE to illness. Direct Gulffront
condo, newly furnished, 3BR/2BA, heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis. Available February-March. 794-
8877 or 730-5393.

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

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

FEBRUARY CANCELLATION now available at
Westbay Point and Moorings. Direct waterfront,
Skyway view, 2BR/2BA, upgraded. Old Florida Re-
alty 778-3377, or Sharon Annis, 713-9096.

RENTALS RENT FAST advertised in The Islander.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA, direct bayfront
home with heated pool, $3,000/month. Call Betsy
Hills Real Estate, PA, 778-2291.

IDEAL OFFICE SPACE for lease, Loggerhead
Junction in beautiful Holmes Beach. Small office
park within walking distance to the beach. 465 to
930 sq.ft. Inland Southeast Property Management,
929-0144.


ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA apartment, freshly
painted, new tile. washer/dryer hookups, dish-
washer, Anna Maria. S780/month. No pets. Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.


1BR/1BA: Small, furnished, bayview cottage. Laun-
dry, water, trash included. Short or long term,
$1,000/month. Boat dock available for $100/month
extra. Call Zita at Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.

HOLMES BEACH seasonal 2BR/1BA, 100 steps to
Gulf. Laundry, lanai. Available February 2004 due
to renter's illness. $1,800/monthly. Call (585) 473-
9361 or 778-5412.

ANNUAL SPACIOUS 2BR/1BA, covered parking,
laundry, bay view, steps to Gulf. $895/month, plus
electric. Call 778-5412 or (585) 473-9361.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL large 2BR/2BA, den,
laundry, porch, close to beach. First, last, security.
$995/month. Call (585) 473-9361 or 778-5412.

EL CONQUISTADOR CONDO inches from the
PGA course. Heated pool, washer/dryer, sunset
view over courts, clubhouse, Sarasota Bay. 2BR/
2BA, furnished. Available February and March or
annually. Call 750-0648 or 302-1970.

ANNUAL 3BR/3BA, two-car garage home on pri-
vate saltwater canal with dock and lift. Two minutes
to bay/beach. San Remo Shores subdivision.
$1,400/month, Garbage paid. No pets. Call 798-
9765 or 704-6383.

LOVELY 2BR UNIT, six-month rental. 210 81st. St.,
Holmes Beach. Leave your stuff from year to year.
$2,250/month. Call (813) 962-0817 or 778-2695.

ONE-AND-A- HALF block to beach, 3BR/2BA,
washer/dryer hookup, new white tile floors, half-
duplex; 2BR/2BA, new tile floors; 1BR/1BA nice
larger apartment. No pets. Dolores M. Baker
Realty, 778-7500.

NEW 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, central air condition-
ing, furnished. 55-plus park, across from beach.
Seasonally $2,400/month or annually $1,400/
month. Call 778-4349.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA brand new Holmes Beach
townhouse with all appliances. One block to beach,
quiet area. $1,100/month, plus utilities. No pets,
nonsmoking. Call (330) 718-1952.

EFFICIENCY APARTMENT across from Gulf.
$450/week, plus tax, cleaning deposit. Nicely fur-
nished. Nonsmoking. Call 778-3320.

AFFORDABLE LONGBOAT KEY beach house.
Charming 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, kitchen appli-
ances, screened porch, spacious yard, Gulfview.
Unfurnished, $1,500/month. Annual rental. Small pets
allowed. Send e-mail to: khuelster@yahoo.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, garage, laundry
hook-up, one block to beach. $850/month. Adults
only. Call 778-1550.

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three-minute walk to beach. Seasonal,
$2,000/month. Call Ron, 761-9808.

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.POOL HOME for your Florida holiday rental! 3BR/
2BA, furnished, including grill. At the end of Perico
Island causeway. $750/week, discounts for longer.
Call 753-8709 or www.suzanneshomes.com.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, 100 steps to
Gulf, lanai, washer/dryer. $795/month, first, last,
security. Call 778-5412 or (585) 473-9361.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Northwest Bradenton, spacious
3BR/2BA home, washer/dryer, two-car garage.
$1,250/month. Pet friendly. Fran Maxon Real Es-
tate, 778-2307.

SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS: Available now
Palma Sola townhouse, 2BR, heated pool and
boat slip, $2,500/month, $750/week; Tara Golf Club
villa with heated pool and golf course. $2,600/
month; Available April only Longboat Village bun-
galow, 2BR, near bay and restaurants, $2,500/
month; Perico Bay villa, heated pool, tennis, $2,500/
month. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH, 1BR/1BA, ground-
floor unit, half-block to beach, $395/week; $1,175/
month. Available immediately. Call 342-9456, or cell
(239) 410-4466.

NEAR BEACH! 1BR 750 sf, tile floor, annual rental.
First, last, security. $795/month, plus utilities. 778-
1098.

ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club, Grand Cayman, 2BR/
2BA, plus den lagoon front with views of estuary and
bay. Ceramic tile throughout, completely updated.
$1,250/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA house, quiet
neighborhood. Also available furnished 1BR/1BA
-apartmient. Call 795-1132.

BEACHFRONT: NORTH SHORE Drive, ground-
level all-view home. Bean Point area. $3,500/month,
$1,500/week. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.

BEACHSIDE: NORTH SHORE Drive on the beach
behind our house. Bean Point area. $2,500/month,
$900/week. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.

SEASONAL: Rentals from $1,500/month, $500/
week. Annual rental: 517 72nd St., Holmes Beach,
3BR/2BA house, dock, pet OK. $1,500/month.
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

UNFURNISHED, ATTRACTIVE 2BR/1.5BA, second-
level apartment. Spacious, includes garage, storage
and washer/dryer. Close to beach. Annual lease.
$950/month, plus utilities. First, last, security. Non-
smoking, no pets. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.

EL CONQUISTADOR 2BR/2BA, seasonal rental avail-
able March and April. Nicely located and furnished, ca-
thedral ceilings, screened lanai, washer/dryer. Garage
storage. Fourteen clay tennis courts. Call 778-3926.


ANNUAL FURNISHED 1BR available March 1.
Anna Maria City, Gulfview, nonsmoking, no pets.
First, last, security. $700/month plus utilities. Call
778-5439.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA in City of Anna Maria,
west of Gulf Drive. $750/month. First, last, security.
Call 778-3523.

RENTAL WANTED: Serviceman's family needs
low-cost housing on Island while husband is in Iraq.
Call to discuss, 778-0870.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton
Beach. One block to beach. Covered parking with
storage. High ceilings, clean. No pets. $800/month.
Call 778-4665 or 725-2549.

WORKSHOP/STORAGE for rent. 875 sf, large
overhead door. One mile from Bradenton Beach.
Call 795-1000.

LAST CHANCE! 1-3BR homes from $1,500/month.
Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

VACATION RENTAL: Charming 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, across from white sandy beach. Call
809-3714.

WEEKLY EASTER SPECIALS now available!
Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. 1BR/1BA with sun
room apartment one block to Gulf and on Lake
LaVista bayou. One person, nonsmoker, pet pos-
sible. Washer/dryer hookup in separate utility room.
$795/month. Call 778-9158.

150 STEPS to Gulf. Seasonal 2BR/2BA immaculate
ground-level home. Nonsmoking, no pets. Call (813)
961-6992 or e-mail ghowcrof@tampabay.rr.com.



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.


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. Travertine
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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LONGBOAT KEY: Premium turnkey ground-floor
2BR/2BA condo with garden patio, amenities in-
clude deeded beach, pool, docking, clubhouse and
more. $279,000. Call 383-3751.

CAYMAN CAY CONDO steps to beach. 2BR/2BA
fully furnished corner unit with carport. Old Florida
Realty, 778-3377 or Sharon Annis, 778-3730.

WATERFRONT LOTS and homes between
Englewood and Boca Grande: Six lots with seawalls
and a ground-level waterfront home, deep water, no
bridges, one tip-lot directly on Intracoastal and bay,
your dock to the Gulf in three minutes. Properties
affordably priced from $289,000. Call (570) 943-2516.

TROPICAL PARADISE! 3BR/3BA waterfront with
dock and boatlift, pool/spa. $535,000. 792-6978.

2BR/2BA HOUSE with separate 1BR/1BA guest
room. Large lot, room for a pool. Boat dock, two-car
garage, turnkey furnished. Excellent rental. 5905 Flo-
tilla Drive, Holmes Beach. $449,000. Call 920-4539.

FOR SALE BY owner. 3BR/2BA on canal with dock
and pool. $639,000. 304 Iris, Anna Maria. 778-7508.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Gulf Drive commercial,
3,000 sq.ft., concrete block. Zoned C-2, high traffic
area, Gulfview. $799,000. Call 730-9440.

ANNA MARIA POOL HOME: 4-5BR/2BA, open
plan, two years old. $639,000. For pictures and vir-
tual tour www.philpaxton.com. Phil Paxton, Re/Max
Gulfstream Realty, 920-1363.


EIGHT-UNIT APARTMENT building in Toledo, Ohio.
Trade for Anna Maria condo/home/duplex. Great cash
flow. Call (734) 243-9006. Leave message.

THREE LONGBOAT LOTS on General Harris
Street, total of 1.3 acres (MOL). Offered at $400K
each. Longview Realty, 383-6112.

LONGBOAT KEY CONDO recently remodeled
2BR/2BA end unit, first floor, carport, patio, club-
house, heated pool, private beach, boat docking.
$325,000. Owner, 383-4788.

WHY PAY $600,000 for a canal home? 3BR/2BA
canal home, deep water, no bridges, dock, direct
access to Intracoastal. Two-car garage. 2.5 miles
from beach. $429,000. 778-1086.

SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT home, gorgeous
view of water and bird sanctuary from every room.
Modern 3BR/2BA two-story, with caged heated
pool, updated kitchen, downstairs playroom, five-
car garage and spacious backyard. Best deal in
town! $549,000. Tim, 364-9437.

MOBILE HOME and lot for sale. Sunny Shores on
Palma Sola Bay near beach. 2BR/2BA, central air
and heat. No restrictions. $79,000. Call 795-5089.

PERICO BAY VILLA Gated community, 2BR/2BA,
nicely furnished. Tennis, heated pool. $259,900.
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE: 4BR/2BA Village
Green home. Family room, two-car garage.
$224,900. Call owner, Fred, 756-1090.

WATERFRONT HOME on canal. City of Anna
Maria. Principals only. $575,000. Call 518-3440.



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$179,000 FLAMINGO BY THE BAY Waterfront 2BR/1.5BA
condo with enclosed lanai overlooking deep- water canal. IB98113
$184,900 TOWNHOUSES IN THE
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Deep-water canal to Palma Sola Bay.
" Boat dock. Heated Pool. IB96405
$425,000 BUILD YOUR ISLAND
DREAM HOME Canalfront lot available
. in Holmes Beach! IB90367


ANNUAL LEASE IN PINE BAY
FOREST 2BR/2BA. close to pool, $900/
month. Call Pat or Bob, 795-2211.


6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com


BEACH HOUSE for sale with instant income!
Across from beach, turnkey furnished and totally
updated. Priced to sell at $449,900! Call 778-4675.

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Rare el-
evated duplex in Holmes Beach with two 2BR/
1.5BA units. Leased. Screened lanai, washer/dryer
in units. Updated. Covered parking. $379,900. Call
730-0100, owner/Realtor.

BRADENTON: PARKWAY VILLAS, 55-plus, ex-
ceptional 2BR/1BA, furnished, washer/dryer, car-
port. $69,500. Call 751-1440.

SAN REMO SHORES condo, 1BR/1BA on canal,
just two miles to beaches. No restrictions! $120,000.
Contact Bill, 518-9300 days, 795-5100 evenings.

PALMA SOLA TOWNHOUSE completely remod-
eled. Heated pool, boat slip. 2BR/2BA, easy ac-
cess to Intracoastal. $189,900. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.

COMMUTER'S PARADISE Bay Colony, Palmetto.
Deep canal, Terra Ceia Bay, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car
garage, office and pool. Easy access to 1-75,1-275,
St. Pete, Tampa, Sarasota. Dock/lift, amongst lush
tropical gardens. Very private, yet so convenient.
$529,900. 4911 Palmetto Point Drive. Call 721-
4653 or 773-0715.

PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA first-floor condo with
unobstructed south view of Palma Sola Bay. Up-
scale, contemporary, custom furnishings in gated
community with pools and tennis. Private sale,
turnkey. $339,900. Call 795-7540.

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248 GLADIOLUS ANNA MARIA

-A bayview 1,982 sq.h.
living area, 3,418 sq.ft.
under roof. 4BR/3BA,
two-car garage home
built in 1990 on an 85-
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FOR SALE BY OWNER Runaway Bay 2BR/2BA
beach access, $285,900. Also, rented duplex 1BR/
1 BA near beach, $289,400. Great shape, 778-7389.

WELL BUILT ATTRACTIVE elevated Holmes
Beach duplex. 8106 Gulf Drive. Good investment
property. $399,000. Call 778-5736.

RARE SPACIOUS PERICO Island townhouse,
3BR/3BA, excellent turnkey furnished. Gorgeous
master suite, tennis, pool. $279,900. Premier
Florida Realty, 761-3720.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR CONDO, across from
beach access, excellent rental opportunity! Only
$272,000! Call Chris, (813) 361-1258.

UPDATED HOLMES BEACH condo on water.
5BR/3BA, three decks. Yard, patio, boat dock (boat
included), many upgrades to complex. $349,500.
Broker protected. Call 778-4783.

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS and investors. There
are beachfront properties on Anna Maria Island you
should know about! Call Barry Gould or Ted Schlegel,
778-3314 or 518-6117, Island Vacation Properties.


GULFFRONT CONDO sale! Beautifully furnished
ready for rental/retirement. Watch sunset from bed!
Great investment. Offered for $364,500! Call 778-
4675.

DUPLEX WITH IN-LAW suite for sale by owner.
Remodeled, large lot, room for a pool. Great in-
vestment opportunity. Holmes Beach. CalJ
779-0215.

THE SEA OATS, 2201 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Seize the limited-time opportunity to
obtain at preconstruction prices without broker-
age fees condo in a small complex of 10 in
paradise! All will have views of private beach and
Gulf of Mexico from windows and balconies.
Sarasota Bay to be seen from roof-top verandas.
Luxury inside and out. Heated
swimming/spa, glass elevator. Carports, garages.
Very low maintenance. Contemporary
Key West-style, 2BR/2.5BA, total sf from 1,597 to
3,146 sf $579,000 $959,000. Open house
every Sunday, noon-4pm. Contact Jane Cuy,
778-7900.


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Across
1 Base for food glazes
6 Waste
11 They're unstressed
17 Company perk
20 Air supplier
21 Appropriate for Halloween
22 Some ducks
23 Decline
24 Nathan and others
25 1980's computer
26 Art fan, perhaps
27 Web address start
28 Cow's favorite movie of
1983?
31 Aquarium fish
32 Guanabara Bay locale
33 Expression of gratitude,
briefly
34 Internet market
35 Tropical pitcher plants and
such
37 What Fred Astaire danced
with
40 _, Optimo, Maximo
(Benedictine motto)
41 Start of a doo-wop phrase
44 Run out
45 Imagined
48 On the Board
50 Point of writing
51 Cat's favorite movie of
2000?
55 Like one battery terminal
59 A boost
60 Part of a dash
61 Attorney Belli
63 Sherpa
64 One-spot
68 Level
70 Not level
72 Haydn string composition
73 It a Pity" (1970 song)
75 Foam toy brand
77 _de toilette
78 "It's real!"
79 Snake's favorite movie of
1981?
87 Frenziedly
88 Oh-Wah-_(game like


mancala)
89 A transmitter
90 Game Gear company
91 The Beatles' Madonna,
e.g.
92 Nebraska's Cornhusker,
e.g.
96 Linesman, maybe?
98 Ancient Italian
102 Sheik's flock
104 Ark contents
106 Measure
108 1936 Cong. measure
109 Rhapsody" (1996
biopic)
111 Frog's favorite movie of
1944?
116 Bolt from the blue?
117 116-Across and others
118 View from Vesuvius
119 Sister of Eva
122 Green-lights
123 Schnook
125 More harsh
129 Desiring
131 Superman's mother
132 President's inits.
133 PC application suffix
134 Hamlet and Gertrude
135 Crow's favorite movie of
1955?
142 Tall runners
143 Romeo and Juliet's home
144 Ante
145 "1 swear!"
146 Cartoon art
147 Only now and then
148 Where salts go
149 Grand
150 Organ repair sites: Abbr.
151 Title city of a Forsyth
thriller
152 Make catty remarks
153 They're tender

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2 Kennedy colleague
3 Many a boot


4 "Yeah, right!"
5 It's tender
6 Term of affection
7 Sound studio work
8 At first: Abbr.
9 Said"ah"
10 Life saver
11 Native soldier, in old
India
12 "See ya!"
13 Modern viewer's choice
14 madly for Adlai"
(1952 campaign slogan)
15 Turned up
16 AnID
17 Kitty teaser
18 The Three Stooges had
many
19 Rest
23 Sheep's favorite movie of
1991?
29 It's a knockout
30 "Little Red Book"
ideology
31 Meting
36 Princess on the small
screen
38 Big inits. in check
processing
39 French vineyard
41 Popular Russian vodka,
familiarly
42 Actor Villechaize
43 One may be secret
46 Curators' degs.
47 Modern music genre
49 Mark consisting of a
series of dots
51 Kind of team
52 Step on it
53 19th-century samurai
home
54 Perry White, e.g.
56 Worse
57 Cutting down, after "on"
58 Actress Tea
62 Larry of the Black Arts
Theater, and others
65 Bee's favorite movie of


1983?
66 Clock std.
67 Colossal, to Coleridge
69 Actor with a mohawk
71 Some ranchers
74 "My __
76 Loan overseer: Abbr.
79 Judaism : kosher::
Islam :
80 Fine Japanese
porcelain
81 They're found in
fountains
82 "Decide already!"
83 date: Abbr.
84 Fast sound: Var.
85 Early afternoon time
86 Tour grp.


Chiseler
Spring locale
"What's ?"
Trillion: Prefix
N.Y.C. line
Name preceder
Corn order
Equilibrium
Lack equilibrium
Nobody
Wing-to-wing measure
Reactionaries of 1917
Farm sound
Drink, informally
British verb ending
Louisiana music
Tailoring machine
Cancels


124 Old Blood and Guts
126 More authentic
127 Former Mrs.
128 Fixes at zero, say
130 Mammonism
131 Wool producer
132 Wag
136 First name in mysteries
137 Gym displays
138 Genesis name
139 go at (tries)
140 Honeydew lovers
141 Small salmon
143 Brandy letters

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deep-water dockage. Short distance to
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lar drive, two deeded boat slips, up-
dated throughout, solar heated pool/
spa. Gina & Peter Uliano, 358-7990.
#94820. $539,900


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BRADENTON BEACH
(941) 778-2246

(800) 211-2323


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Custom-built single-
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trained duplex, west of Gulf drive. Steps from second floor on the end of the canal
to prime beach. Each unit offers 2BR/ by the future Villa Rosa subdivision. 2BR/
2BA, turnkey furnished. Large decks and 2BA each. Short distance to Gulf. Laurie
lush tropical setting. Dave Moynihan, Dellatorre, 778-2246. #92819. $749,000 -.
778-2246. #98098. $797,500

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building lot is adjacent to the future Villa
Rosa Subdivision. Deeded canal ac-
cess through Lot 88 (rear) for entrance
and dockage. Laurie Dellatorre, 778-
2246. #97809. $514,900


COTTAGE IN BRADENTON BEACH!
Adorable, cozy home just steps from the
Gulf. Water views from Florida room,
kitchen and living room. Great opportunity
for investment, or possible expansion or
rebuild. Gina & Peter Uliano, 358-7990.
#99737. $348,900


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and pool. Starting at
$795,000.

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