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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: May 5, 2004

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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


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Volume 12, No. 26 May 5, 2004 FREE


Poverty: Anna Maria Island's forbidden subject


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Amid the $1 million canalfront homes and
$500,000 condominiums of Anna Maria Island, amid
the upscale developments and booming real estate
market, amid the luxury automobiles and sleek yachts
and boats that abound here, a young, divorced mother
'of two young children struggles to make ends meet.
She works two jobs for minimum wage plus tips,
and makes less than $18,850 a year. She qualifies for
food stamps and other government subsidies. And ac-
cording to the federal government statistics, she's an
Island resident who lives in poverty.
She lives on Anna Maria Island because it's a fairly
safe place to raise her children and provides a far more
stable environment than many areas of the mainland.


The Island trolley makes it easy for her and her children
to go places and do things. And it's a convenient and
safe way for her two children to get to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
"The Community Center is the safe haven for my
kids," said the woman, who asked to remain anony-
mous. At the Center, her children participate in sports
and other supervised activities instead of hanging out
with the gang on the street corner, like they might be
doing if she lived on the mainland.
"It's worth the sacrifice to live here because of the
Center, the Island lifestyle, and the trolley," she said.
Surprisingly, she said, on an annual lease basis,
monthly rent for an apartment in some areas of the Is-
land "is about what you'd pay on the mainland in a
decent area."


Brains on the beach
Manatee High School seniors Jessica Ross, Megan Reynolds, Jackie Bolen, Jinuny Falls, Mike Ide and Greg Pavich
were among the top 4 percent of graduating seniors in Manatee County recognized with a day at the beach for
outstanding achievements. The Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach hosted the event. Islander Photo.
Diana Bogan


And she's not the only family that lives in poverty
on the Island.
"Poverty is not something that's often discussed on
the Island," said Pierrette Kelly, executive director of
the AMICC, but a large number of the 1,200 Island
children who use the facilities come from families the
U.S. government says live under the poverty line.
When she goes to Manatee County Children's Ser-
vices for annual funding, she has to prove that a lot of
youngsters the Center accommodates live below the
poverty line. County officials are often "in denial" that
poverty exists on Anna Maria Island, she said.
"They think it's not possible on the Island and we
have to prove that a number of kids live in poverty. We
PLEASE SEE POVERTY, PAGE 3


Ed Chiles triples

restaurant fire reward
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar restaurant in Anna
Maria, the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach and the Mar Vista restaurant on Longboat Key,
has tripled the reward offered by the Manatee County
Crimestoppers to $3,000 for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of the person or persons who set
fire to the Waterfront Restaurant March 18.
The Crimestoppers reward is $1,000, but Chiles
said he's hoping that increasing the reward an extra
$2,000 will get someone to provide information to au-
thorities. In addition to the Crimestoppers reward, the
Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention is
offering a $1,000 reward, bringing the total amount
offered to $4,000.
Capt. Kurt Lathrop of West Manatee Fire & Res-
cue said investigators have received several tips that are
being investigated. Waterfront Restaurant owners Leah
and Jason Suzor have been cleared in the investigation
and plan to rebuild the facility as it was before the fire,
but they anticipate it will take from 4 to 6 months for
repairs to be completed.
Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call
Lathrop at 741-3995, or Crimestoppers at 1-866-634-
8477. All calls are anonymous.


Island 5K Run
The Island Run to benefit Children's Academy of Southwest Florida Inc. got its start Sunday morning on Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria City. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


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Bradenton Beach


Commissioner


Barreda resigns
By Paul Roat
Citing increased workloads from both his business
and his commission duties, Ward 3 Bradenton Beach
City Commissioner Peter Barreda has resigned his
post. May 6 will be his last day as an elected official
in the city.
He took office last November.
"I am stepping down due to time issues," Barreda
said in an April 27 letter. "Being a commissioner is a
full-time job. I have a business that requires 70 hours
a week of my time. I am also diabetic and need to take
care of myself and find it very hard to do this. As much
as I want to keep plugging, I have come to realize that
taking care of myself is very important."
Barreda said that as owner of Cortez Kitchen res-
taurant and as a commissioner the workload became
too much.
"As a commissioner I was probably spending 30
hours a week in meetings or doing homework," he said.
"It was just more work than I expected, and the
workload is getting heavier."
Bradenton Beach has launched into a marathon of
meetings in recent months on a wide range of issues.
In the coming months, even more meetings are ex-
pected as commissioners grapple with the 2004-05
budget for the city.
The city commission is scheduled to discuss
Barreda's resignation Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. dur-
ing its regular meeting.
According to the city charter, "Whenever there
is a vacancy, the commission shall propose by nomi-
nation one or more names of willing and qualified
successors for the vacancy. The commission will
then vote among the nominees to fill the vacancy for
the remainder of the term. If a majority of the com-
missioners are unable to fill a vacancy or vacancies
after two meetings, then the successor shall by cho-
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sen by lot by the city clerk from the nominees pro-
posed."
This is the second time in as many years that the
Ward 3 commission seat has become vacant. Ross
Benjamin was elected in November 2001, serving
about six months before resigning. Scott Barr was ap-
pointed to serve out his term, losing to Barreda in No-
vember 2003.
Ward 3 extends from the south side of Seventh
Street North to the north side of First Street and in-
cludes the Pines Trailer Park. Nominees for the posi-
tion must be qualified electors of Bradenton Beach who
have lived in the ward for at least nine months.
Commissioners are paid $4,800 annually.
"It has truly been a pleasure working with all of
you," Barreda said of his tenure on the commission.
"The people that work for the city are very dedicated
and hard working. These people are truly an asset to
our community, and they care. I thank them for all of
their help."


No. 1 again!
The Island Middle
School Conch Fritter
Band won first place
for the second
consecutive year in
the jazz-band cat-
egory of the World
Festival Tours
Competition held
May 1-2 in Orlando.
Two students, Josh
Scheible and Nathan
Harrod, received
awards for "Out-
standing Solo
Performances.
Scheible plays
trombone and
Harrod plays saxo-
phone. Islander
Photo: Courtesy
Beverly Beaver


Trudelle resigns from

Anna Maria P&Z
Anna Maria planning and zoning board
chairperson Ellen Trudelle has submitted her
resignation from the board, effective April 26.
Vice Chairman Charles Canniff will head the
board until the election of a new chairperson.
Sandy Rich has submitted her resignation from
the city's ad hoc committee reviewing the compre-
hensive plan and land development codes, leaving
that committee short two members.
In addition, two vacancies already exist on
the environmental education and enhancement
committee.
Anyone interested in volunteering for any
vacancy on a city committee should contact
Mayor SueLynn at 708-6130.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 5, 2004 N PAGE 3


Cortez Bridge afternoon crash injures three


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Three people were injured Saturday afternoon in
a head-on traffic accident that closed the Cortez
Bridge to vehicles in both directions for nearly two
hours.
A Florida Highway Patrol news release said 61 -
year- old Lois Debona was headed westbound in her
Jeep Cherokee, just after 4 p.m. when she swerved
into the oncoming traffic lane and struck a Nissan
driven by Donald Lang, 26, of Sarasota.
Debona and her passenger, 93-year-old Samuel
Riddell, were taken to Blake Medical Center with mi-
nor injuries. Riddell is believed to be Debona's father.
Lang was air-flighted by helicopter to Bayfront Medi-
cal Center in St. Petersburg with serious injuries.
Debona was issued a citation for driving left of the
centerline. The bridge reopened just after 6 p.m., the
FHP said.
Two engine units of the West Manatee Fire & Res-
cue responded to the accident, while the Manatee
County Emergency Medical Service sent two ambu-
lances.
Debona has been a longtime Island resident, and as
Lois Bowers, raised four sons on Anna Maria Island.
She is employed by the law firm of Dye Deitrich
Prather & Petruff.



Meetings

Anna Maria City
May 6, 7 p.m., special parking work session.
May 10, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
May 11, 6 p.m., ad hoc committee meeting on compre-
hensive plan.
May 12, 4 p.m., Capital Improvement Advisory Com-
mittee meeting.
May 12, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
May 13, 6:30 p.m., special city commission meeting on
rights of way.
May 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public comment, public hearing on Kokolis parking
lot request, public hearing on drug-free workplace
ordinance, acceptance of Commissioner Peter
Barreda's resignation and discussion, discussion on
supplemental code enforcement, pending legal sta-
tus discussion, beach lighting and code enforcement
regarding turtle ordinance, legal invoice discussion,
final payment for Golden Jubilee Committee funds,
special event application for July 4 parade, welcome
sign letter discussion, approval for no-parking sign,
discussion on making Gulf Drive a "no passing"
zone, building official payment discussion, Florida
Institute of Government invoice discussion, city at-
torney invoice discussion, Florida League of Cities
training opportunities discussion, instituting policies
discussion, consent agenda, commission reports and
discussion of calendar.
May 12, 4 p.m., city commission work meeting on
ballot issues.
May 12, 6 p.m., Citizen Advisory Committee For Re-
view and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code For Bradenton Beach.
May 13, 6:30 p.m., government services meeting with
city attorney.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
May 5, 4 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
May 11, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
May 12, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


Poverty 'forbidden topic' on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
provide income statements from the parent or parents"
to document funding requests.
About 70 percent of the children living below the
poverty line who use the Center come from single-par-
ent homes, Kelly noted.
In addition to providing a "safe haven" for these
kids, the Center also helps families find local agencies
that can help with rent payments, health care issues and
utility bills.
"And we've never turned away a child because he
or she couldn't pay," she added.
But poverty on the Island is not restricted to single
parents and their children. "We help a lot of families on
the Island and, believe it or not, some of those are se-
nior citizens on fixed income," Kelly said. Included in
those senior citizens on fixed incomes are a number of
grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren,
she added.
One program that many senior citizens take advan-
tage of at the Center is SHARE Florida, which is spon-
sored by the Tampa United Methodist Center and the
Tampa Electric Company.
SHARE participants volunteer for two hours of
service at the Center each month. In return, they are
able to purchase large quantities of household items at
a fraction of the retail cost. Items include meat, cereal,
fish, poultry, produce, pasta and other products.
One Island resident who participates in SHARE
said $14 worth of goods bought through the program
would total about $40 at a retail supermarket.
For those on fixed incomes, SHARE is a blessing.
Taxes go up every year on the Island, as does the
cost of many other services such as electricity and tele-
phone along with supermarket items. "But our incomes
don't keep pace," said the participant, who asked not
to be identified.
Another program that helps a lot of needy people
on the Island is the All Island Denominations, spon-
sored by the six churches on Anna Maria Island (Roser
Memorial Community Church, Harvey Memorial
Community Church, St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Episcopal Church of the Annunication, Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church and Island Baptist Church).
"We provide whatever help we can when people
call us," said Frank McGrath, the current president of
the program.
"We have three food banks on the Island and we've
been known to pay rent, electric or utility bills and even
assist with getting them turned back on. We don't give
money, and sometimes we can't help, but we try our
best," he said.
And there are many Islanders who use the service.
McGrath agreed there are Island residents who come
into "financial difficulties" on occasion.
"They are mostly renters and people on fixed in-
comes, but we also see [needy] restaurant workers who
live on the Island because it's convenient for work," he
added.
But fewer and fewer people are taking advantage
of the service, because more and more "poor people"
are moving off the Island. "It's just getting real expen-
sive to live here," McGrath noted.
While many people who use SHARE and All Is-
land Denominations are renters, a few are homeowners,
but the prospect of selling their home or taking a sec-


Crash closes
Cortez Bridge
West Manatee Fire & Rescue
crews along with Manatee
County Sheriff's Office depu-
ties inspect damage from the
head-on collision on the Cortez
Bridge Saturday afternoon
around 4 p.m. that closed the
bridge to all traffic for two
hours. The driver of the Nissan
in the foreground was seriously
injured while the two people in
the Jeep were taken to Blake
Medical Center with minor
injuries. Islander Photo:
Courtesy WMFR


Island poverty statistics
According to statistics from the U.S. De-
partment of Health and Human Services, the
average poverty level for a family of four is
$18,850 in annual income. However, the HHS
says that these are only guidelines, or "thresh-
olds," and the poverty level varies from location
to location within the United States.
Based upon the 2000 census, 18.5 percent
of Anna Maria households make less than
$14,999 per year; 17.1 percent of Bradenton
Beach households fall below that income level
and 9.4 percent of Holmes Beach households
are under that figure.
In Anna Maria, 40.1 percent of all house-
hold incomes are under $35,000 annually, ac-
cording to the census, while in Bradenton
Beach the figure climbs to 52 percent. In
Holmes Beach, 37.7 percent of all households
have less than $35,000 in annual income.
The census figures also show that 109
grandparent couples on the Island are raising
their grandchildren and more than half of those
(69) have legal guardianship.
"These statistics help explain why it is nec-
essary for the Center to raise funds to provide
scholarships for our after-school and sports pro-
grams for those youth whose families are not
able to afford the cost of these services," said
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Figures from the Manatee County School
District cafeteria program indicate there are
some needy Islanders with school-age children.
At Anna Maria Elementary school, 43 of
the school's 309 students are eligible for free
lunches, while 11 students qualify for a reduced
price on meals.



ond mortgage to pay the bills is daunting.
"I couldn't get a second mortgage because my in-
come doesn't meet the requirements," said one SHARE
participant. "Besides, how could we pay a second mort-
gage? We could sell the house, but we'd have to leave
this Island and we love it here."
It's a r-?blem, said Holmes Beach City Commis-
sioner Don .aioney. Because of rising real estate val-
ues, too many longtime Island residents on fixed in-
comes often have no choice but to sell their house to
investors and move elsewhere.
Selling out and moving is something a lot of people
on fixed incomes consider and will continue to think
about as values and taxes continue to climb, he ob-
served.
Figures from the 2000 census seem to confirm
what Maloney believes.
While the population of Manatee County climbed
nearly 30 percent between 1990 and 2000, the overall
population of Anna Maria Island remained stagnant.
Bradenton Beach actually declined in the number of
permanent residents, dropping from 1,500 in 1990 to
just over 1,100 in 10 years, according to the census fig-
ures.
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria each showed less
than 2 percent population growth in the decade.






PAGE 4 E MAY 5, 2004 U THE ISLANDER

Voters may decide


on city manager


in Holmes Beach
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
An effort by Holmes Beach City Commissioner
Don Maloney to get the city commission to let voters
decide the city manager issue in the Aug. 31 primary
appears headed for failure.
Maloney wants the city commission at its May 11
meeting to approve or at least discuss a motion
to have the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
Office put the question of whether or not the city
should have a city manager on the August ballot. He
wants the voters to approve or reject the issue.
But he's not likely to get a second.
Commission Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens
said she's not seen any "groundswell of residents who
want to vote on it." The people she's talked to have
indicated they don't believe the city needs a manager.
If enough people want a city manager, they should
start writing a petition and present it to the city com-
mission, she indicated.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger also said he'd
vote against the motion. Two years ago, he said, the
city hired a consultant to review such a recommenda-
tion from the city's charter review committee. The
consultant said the city didn't need a manager, said
Bohnenberger, "so, my feelings are that's it's still no."
Commissioners Roger Lutz and Patrick Morton
have also said they would vote against asking the SOE
office to put the question on the August ballot.
But Maloney said he would bring the agenda item
up anyway. "I'm looking for reasons why they are
against allowing the voters to decide," he said.
"It's interesting to note that in Palmetto, the mayor
and city commissioners are in favor of a city manager, but
won't bring it to a vote because they think the voters
would turn it down," observed Maloney. "In Holmes
Beach, it's the exact opposite where city commissioners
don't want [the issue] on the ballot for fear the voters will
approve."
While not a voting member of the commission,
Mayor Carol Whitmore has said previously she favors
a city manager.
The cost of a city manager for a city the size of
Holmes Beach would be approximately $90,000 annu-
ally.


Top Democrats
Newly elected to office in the Anna Maria Island
Democratic Club are, from left, J. Michael Bossert,
secretary; Mary Ann Jones, treasurer; Frances
Smith-Williams, vice president; and Dale S. deHaan,
president. Other board members and associates are
Art Hinkle; Kathleen Lawyer, past Manatee County
Democratic Party chair; Eugene Moss; Marilyn
Steele; and Wilma Warren, the county's state com-
mitteewoman.


Stealey re.elected to head
Holmes Beach Code Board
Charles Stealey was re-elected as chairman
of the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board
at its April 21 meeting. Joe Bracken was re-
elected as vice chairman.
Other board members are Sarah Maloney,
Michael Klotz, Don Schroder, Duane Dzibinski
and Ted Geerhaerts. Joe Jackson is the alternate.
The next meeting is scheduled for May 20.


Another moratorium

extension approved

in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Another extension on a building moratorium in
Bradenton Beach has been approved by city officials.
City commissioners unanimously approved a 12-
month extension on comprehensive plan amendments,
property rezonings or citizen-initiated street vacations
April 28. The first moratorium on basically the same
issues was enacted in May 2002.
"This moratorium does not prevent anyone from
building or developing under the current comprehen-
sive plan," City Attorney Ralf Brookes told commis-
sioners, "but it does put rezonings, comprehensive plan
map amendments and street vacations in a holding pat-
tern."
The proposal drew a mixed response from the
sparse members of the public who spoke on the mat-
ter.
"Two years is long enough," said resident John
Dean. "This makes us look like fools."
Resident Mike Norman countered that "we'll look
like fools if we don't extend the moratorium. Everyone
in town elected you people to the commission because
we know we're in trouble with development. I urge you
to extend this moratorium."
Resident Carl Parks said the city "is losing so much
population due to development. This unchecked devel-
opment must be contained before Bradenton Beach be-
comes another Ft. Myers Beach."
Resident Bill Snyder said the "idea of a morato-
rium worries me because it slams the door on all devel-
opment."
Vice Mayor Anna O'Brien said the moratorium
"was not going against any God-given rights."
Commissioner John Shaughnessy said he was "not
against major developments, but I'm for controlled
development. We've started on a journey to do our
comprehensive plan right, in black and white, without
any loopholes, and the process has just started. I think
a moratorium gives us a little more chance to do this."
"We have had a gross misuse of current codes and
plans, and we have to do something to balance that,"
said Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips.
"I think we need this 12-month period," Mayor
John Chappie said. "I believe the moratorium is the
right path and the best path."


Tree, landscape ordinance work session tonight


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee will be holding a work session at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5, to discuss potential changes to the
city's landscape ordinance and tree removal permitting
process.
The committee's goal is to recommend changes
that would clarify inconsistencies in the existing land-
scape ordinance and propose stricter guidelines on how
much landscaping and what types of landscaping are
permitted for homeowners.
The committee also intends to discuss the city's
current policies regarding the removal of mature trees.
Recently two Island residents took issue with prop-
erty owners on 74th Street who removed mature Aus-
tralian pines and asked the committee what could be
done to prevent future removal of mature trees.
Superintendent of Public Works Joe Duennes ex-
plained that the state trend is to one day not have any
Australian pines here, so if one is cut down, they
"won't gripe a bit. But the city is not going to go out
and cut them down."
Duennes said he has experienced problems with
the Australian pines' shallow root system and 75 per-
cent of the time he deals with a downed tree or limbs
it's an Australian pine.
Holmes Beach resident John Molyneux said he
understood Australian pines are not well rooted, but his
concern is the city's lack of an ordinance that protects
mature trees.
"My concern was the destruction of mature trees.
Many towns and counties have a tree ordinance. It


seems an appropriate thing to work on," Molyneux
said. "If you can't support Australian pines, you can


Duennes said he liked the idea of including mitigation
for the removal of mature exotics and replacing them


support mitigation. I encourage this committee to work based on certain standards,
on a tree ordinance." The character of the city is lost when you lose large
As one who issues permits, Duennes said the cur- trees, Duennes said. "I don't think anyone wants to see
rent process doesn't give parameters for what creden- a nice tree come down. Hardwoods in place of Austra-
tials are needed to receive a tree removal permit, lian pines would be ideal."


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Exchangers
Some of the people who attended the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at
Bark & Co. Realty in Holmes Beach: from left, Karen Day, Virginia Elmore, Steve Bark, Moya Runyan,
Monique Gutierrez, Carol Codella and Nancy Guilford, and, bringing music from Manatee High School,
Jennifer Steber, Louis Velasquez, Kellie Taaffe and Ashli Siegel.






THE ISLANDER U MAY 5, 2004 U PAGE 5


Bureaucratic troubles heaped on sandpile


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Moving about 900 cubic yards of sand from the
Holmes Beach sandpile to Palma Sola Causeway for
beach renourishment should only take a few hours (The
Islander, April 28).
Getting all the required permits, however, might
take Manatee County nine months or forever -
according to Manatee County Environmental Systems
Manager Charlie Hunsicker.
Hunsicker told the Palma Sola Causeway Scenic
Highway Committee April 28 that the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation has declined to file for a "gen-
eral notice permit" with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, which would have reduced
the time period to obtain permits for the causeway
renourishment project to less than 30 days.


Such a request for beach renourishment from a city
or county to a state agency normally takes nine months,
he said, but the general use permit would have by-
passed a lot of "red tape."
Not interested, said the DOT, but Hunsicker said
he wasn't giving up on the idea of using the beach qual-
ity sand from the Holmes Beach canal-dredging project
for the causeway.
The DEP said that under the existing dredge per-
mit with Energy Resources Inc., the dredging company
in Holmes Beach, the sand can be put on the causeway
as long as it stays "upland" of the water.
Sounds simple enough, but to survey the area ev-
ery 200 feet on both sides of the causeway from
Bongo's to the mainland would cost about $28,000 and
the county isn't interested in spending that much
money.


Anna Maria accident
Wayne Vaudermolen, 43, of Bradenton, fell Saturday at approximately 3:15 p.m. from the roof of a home on
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria while attempting to clear some branches and apparently broke both ankles in the
fall. He was air-lifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg by medical helicopter from the baseball
field at the Anna Maria Island Community Center which, incidentally, interrupted the Little League baseball
game in progress there. Islander Photo: Courtesy Joe Hutchinson


Enter a new plan.
Hunsicker said he's proposing that just about 1,000
feet of road shoulder on the south side be renourished
with the sand. Such an area would cost a lot less to
survey.
DEP officials are scheduled to meet on the cause-
way with Hunsicker May 6 to review his proposal.
"Let's keep this simple," he said. "The secret is just
to keep the sand dry from the saltwater."
If the DEP approves, Manatee County will provide
the engineering services, the City of Bradenton will
come up with the manpower to spread the sand, and
Energy Resources Inc. presumably at no charge -
will haul the sand to the causeway.
Hunsicker had no time frame for when the project
might begin, but time is of the essence.
Under its contract with Holmes Beach, Energy
Resources is responsible for hauling the sand to a dis-
posal site as soon as possible after it dries out.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has said
she's told Energy Resources to get rid of the stuff
quickly if the Palma Sola Causeway project doesn't get
off the ground in the next few weeks.
"I want to give everyone time to get this moving
because it's something good for everyone," she said.
However, she added. "We can't continue to have that
sandpile and sediment pond sitting there" behind the
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"There is a liability involved," Whitmore noted.
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They're on the way
We just waved a reluctant goodbye to our winter
visitors, now we can take a short breather before wel-
coming the summer crowd.
With this season many of the great things about
Anna Maria Island are re-emphasized. Sunshine, for
example. Lots and hots of it. Rain, for another. Kids on
vacation. Turtles. Stingrays. Red tide. Less traffic, al-
though not as noticeable as years gone by.
With the good comes the not-so-great. Sun brings
cancer, we are warned repeatedly by those who aren't
fans of tans. Our advice is to sacrifice a tan, cover up,
wear a hat and plenty of sunscreen.
The rainy season isn't here yet but we got a taste
of it early this week. You noted, no doubt, the usual
"Gee whiz" reaction of the electronic media, which
always covers the St. Armands Circle flooding excit-
edly, not recalling that the Circle floods when you
water a lawn on Anna Maria. We'll see a lot of it, the
rain, that is, and we'll welcome it, but only until we get
"enough."
Those kids on summer vacation deserve our spe-
cial care. Their exuberance and innocence often puts
them in danger. We can help them by using extra
care driving, for one obvious thing. If we can't help
them avoid falls and scrapes and bumps, we can
sympathize.
Some other things can be minimized with common
sense. Stingrays, say. They lurk in the sand at surf's
edge and sting the heck out of a foot that steps on them,
so the "stingray shuffle" should be a common gait
henceforth. And a further warning comes with rays as
shark are their common predators.
Turtles are coming ashore to nest starting anytime
now, and they need special yet simple care. Just stay
away from them and their nests and you'll help them
and avoid trouble with the law.
Need care in boating be mentioned? As Sandscript
so startlingly outlines today, there are decidedly more
boats by the week in Florida waters. More boats, more
danger for boaters and marinelife. Remember NOT to
feed or offer fresh water to manatees and go s-l-o-w in
manatee zones and avoid seagrass beds where they
feed.
That well-known commodity, common sense, will
help us minimize the dangers and maximize the many
joys of the season.
Have a great summer, y'all.



The Islander
MAY 5, 2004 Vol. 12, No. 26
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Bottle thanks
We would like to thank the crew members of our
bottle boat, the Challenger, who oared our entry to a
second-place finish in our classification, a third-place
finish over all, and won "best boat design" title in the
Hernando DeSoto Heritage Society Plastic Bottle Boat
Regatta at Palma Sola Causeway.
To the Bayshore High School team who manned
the Challenger in their classification race, plus our crew
members Ellen Benjamin, Jim and Mary Koster, Andy
White, Steve Crissy and Dawn and Chris Gottschalk,
we say "thank you for your super efforts."
And to all the people from the Pines Trailer
Park, the Pier Cafe, Beach House Restaurant and
Pierre condominium on Longboat Key who collected
hundreds of plastic bottles for us, as well as to Joe
Cuervo of the Drift In, Greg Coepper of Grego's
Almost to the Beach Tavern, and Bob Slicker of
Americom who sponsored us and supported us fi-
nancially, and to the heritage society for inviting us,
we send a special thanks.
To simply say we had a great time building our
vessel and racing it would be an understatement. It not
only floated, but it raced well and we had a fantastic
time. All we can say is ... What a hoot!
Ross Benjamin and Bob McClannan, Bradenton
Beach

Thanks Islanders
On behalf of the parents of the children of the area
for the research regarding the "Attractive nuisance,
sandpile article," I wanted to thank reporter Rick Catlin
and The Islander. I believe your research and story re-
sulted in fast action on this "accident waiting for a
place to happen."
You accomplished in one week what Joan Graham
and I were unable to get action on in more than six
weeks. I called Joan in Canada and she wanted me to
express her appreciation for your efforts.
Marge Soeffker, Holmes Beach


Police are great
We would like to publicly acknowledge our appre-
ciation of the efforts of the Holmes Beach police offic-
ers who responded to a recent burglary at our home.
Those involved were prompt, thorough, considerate
and professional, as were the personnel at the station.
We could not have asked for a better response.
Special thanks to Officer Karen Grasser for her
effort, insight and assistance.
Sandy and Jerry Dahl, Glen, N.H.
An inspiration
Three cheers for Jimi Gee!
How fortunate Island Middle School is to have
Jimi Gee as the music director. What an inspiration he
has been to kids and parents.
He has touched the lives of so many IMS students.
He encourages them to believe in themselves and to
appreciate all kinds of music. He is very enthusiastic,
talented, caring and cool. In a year of turmoil at IMS,
he has been a constant shining star.
Patty O'Brien, Cyndy Custis, Marisa O'Brien,
Holmes Beach

To our Island friends
Thank you so much for your prayers, cards, flow-
ers and financial gifts for Joey. We have been truly
blessed by all your support at this time. Even though
we are now so faraway, you have made us feel like we
are still a part of Anna Maria.
To hear how many lives our beautiful daughter
Jamie touched and how many loved her too has helped
to bring us comfort. We don't have the words to prop-
erly thank you, but please know we love you all and
you are not only a special community on Anna Maria,
you are very rare!
Your taking the time to show us your care for our
loss of Jamie Lynn has meant more to us that we can
say. May God bless you all.
Eris and Joe Lightner, Anna Maria, and Joey and
Jose Rodriguez


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THE ISLANDER M MAY 5, 2004 E PAGE 7


Anna Maria P&Z learns resolution won't work


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Oops, said Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye to
the planning and zoning board April 26. Somebody
may have goofed.
The city commission passed a new development
review procedures ordinance March 25 based upon
advice from acting City Attorney Michelle Hall of the
same firm as Dye that allows changes to the ordinance
to be made by commission resolution.
Not so, Dye told the P&Z board.
According to the city charter, said Dye, amend-
ments to ordinances can only be done by ordinance.
That means any recommendations from the P&Z to
the commission on the development review procedures
adopted as part of the ordinance must be approved as
an ordinance, not a resolution.
That means two public hearings and more legal
fees to write an ordinance amendment.
One recommendation the P&Z wants to make -
again is that a neighborhood meeting should be held
by anyone proposing a "major development," not just
a subdivision in the city. The commission had changed
this March 25 in the original P&Z draft review proce-
dures to require only a subdivision proposal requires a
neighborhood meeting.
But that's not all the confusion.
Board member Chuck Webb said he needed to
know what recommended changes consultant Joel
Freedman had made to what the commission approved
March 25.
Freedman had sent the P&Z his recommendations
as a complete document, and did not indicate what he
had changed or deleted.
Board members spent the better part of an hour try-
ing to figure out what Freedman had changed. Finally,
Webb moved that discussion of the procedures be
tabled until Freedman could show what he added or
deleted in his recommendations.
Until any changes in the development review pro-
cedures are approved by the city commission pre-
sumably in an ordinance amendment applications


for development in the city will conform to the ordi-
nance passed March 25.
City Commissioner Dale Woodland, who had sug-
gested several changes in the review procedures March
25, based upon Hall's advice, said he would have to


Players' 'Greater Tuna,'
May is a busy month for Anna Maria's Island Play-
ers, with a new production opening tomorrow, the an-
nual meeting later and the troupe's banquet still later.
"Greater Tuna" opens Thursday, May 6, at the theater,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fred Zimmerman, Dan
Higgs and Sylvia Mamie fill all of the numerous roles.
The annual meeting of Island Players Inc. is sched-
uled at the theater at 7 p.m. May 19 for all season ticket
holders.
May 21 will see the troupe's annual banquet at the
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amendment problem before he could comment. He did
say, however, it was his understanding that the devel-
opment review procedures were administrative and
outside the ordinance.


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opens
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meeting, banquet in May
dinner at 7:30 p.m. Reservations at $25 per person may
be made with Dorothy Eder at 792-8991 or Ruth
Stevens at 794-2188. The country club is at 4646 Ninth
Ave. W.
"Greater Tuna," directed by Preston Boyd, will
play at 8 p.m. weekdays except Mondays when there
are no performances, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are
$15, and the box office is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily
except Sunday, and one hour before all performances.
Tickets may be ordered and further details obtained
by calling 778-5755.


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Tidemark hearing

set for May 18
The next hearing in the bankruptcy of Tidemark
Partners LLC, developers of the Tidemark hotel and
condominium project in Holmes Beach, is scheduled
for 9:15 a.m. May 18 in the federal bankruptcy court
in Tampa.
The hearing will be on Tidemark's disclosure state-
ment and a motion to either accept or reject Tidemark's
proposed settlement agreement.
Tidemark was given approval by the court April 13
for "debtor-in-possession" financing of $140,000 from
Southstar Development Partners of Coral Gables to
allow the company to continue operating for the next
three months.
In its proposed settlement agreement, Tidemark
plans to reorganize with $17 million in financing from
Southstar that includes construction loans for the ma-
rina and hotel/condominium.
The Holmes Beach City Commission approved the
40-unit condo/hotel/marina project in August 2001.


Day of Prayer tomorrow
at Island fire station
The Anna Maria Island Day of Prayer will be ob-
served with brief services at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6,
at the West Manatee Fire and Rescue Station No. 1.
Frank McGrath, president of the sponsoring All
Island Denominations, said the observance his year was
moved from its past location, the Holmes Beach City
Hall flagpole.
That was because AID felt the fire station was
more representative of the entire Island and was located
near "those who protect us all."
The service will consist of a number of brief
prayers and won't last more than half an hour, McGrath
said. "The idea is to pause and pray for the well-being
of our country, especially our troops."
Theme of the National Day of Prayer is "Let Free-
dom Ring" and McGrath noted that everyone is free in
this country to pray in church and in private, "but here
we can gather and pray together in a public obser-
vance."
It is an interfaith gathering AID is made up of
all of the six churches on the Island. The fire station is
at 6001.Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Further informa-
tion may be obtained by calling 778-4579.


That wonderful Florida weather is
here. That's why we all come to live and
visit these beautiful Islands. It's time to
get outside and start enjoying your good
fortune. Go shopping, walk with friends,
to church, go out to dinner, walk your
dog, go fishing, enjoy one of our many
theme parks. Travel with ease, keep up
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Many people have stopped getting out
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ficulties. Some of us just get tired and
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now since your Fold & Go is easily trans-
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pick you up and put your scooter in their
trunk. "Save your good steps for when
you need them most!" Says Scooter Girl
Sandy Struber of Holmes Beach.
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Front runner, right, Maverick Carnegie, 18, leads
the pack here at the start and finished in first place
overall with a time of 18 minutes, 17 seconds.

Island 5K run, mile walk results
The annual 5K run/one-mile walk for fun and char-
ity took place in Anna Maria Sunday, May 2, with
Maverick Carnegie, 18, of Bradenton Runners Club,
taking first place overall with a time of 18 minutes, 17
seconds.
Registration began at 7 a.m. at Bayfront Park and
the race and walk began at 8 a.m. The 5K course was
"around Anna Maria" and back to the park, which took
about an hour at most even for slowpokes.
Some results of the Island 5K run include:
First place woman runner overall, Wendy Schrock
at 20:56; women's masters winner, Jeanne Crews,
23:13; and women's grand masters winner, Maggie
Miller, 21:40.
First place men's runner overall, Carnegie, 18:17,
men's masters winner, Steve Schmidt 19:11 and men's
grand masters winner, Ken Krah, 18:52.
The event was sanctioned by the Bradenton Run-
ners Club. For more results, check the event Web site
at www.islandrun.com, or the club site at
bradentonrunnersclub.com, or call Esther Van Duzee
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Food drive Saturday
Letter carriers on Anna Maria Island will volunteer
some extra work Saturday, May 8, when they pick up
nonperishable foodstuffs at mailboxes.
The food, mostly canned goods, will go to restock
food banks to feed he hungry. Postal patrons donated
a million pounds last year in the district that includes
Anna Maria Island.
Postal workers are to deliver food drive bags, do-
nated by Kash N' Karry, to mailboxes and donors are
asked to put food in the bags and leave them for the
letter carriers Saturday. People in Anna Maria, which
has no residential delivery service, may deliver food
donations to a box in the post office lobby.
Further details are available at 778-8279.

Whitey Horton tourney
is Saturday afternoon
The annual Whitey Horton Memorial Golf Tourna-
ment, a major sports event fundraiser of the Anna
Maria Island Privateers, will start at 1 p.m. Saturday
with a cannon start.
It will be at the Manatee County Golf Course, 6415
53rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Cost is $80 per person, $300
for a foursome. That includes the awards dinner at 7
p.m. at the Kirby Stewart Post American Legion hall,
2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Registration for the tournament will begin at 11:30
a.m., with a putting contest at the same time. Other
special contests will be closest to the pin and longest
drive.
Proceeds are to go to the Whitey Horton Memorial
Scholarship fund. Both fund and tournament are named
for a longtime Privateer.
Further information may be obtained by calling
794-5163, 753-1629 or 747-4953.

Wood turner Bob Hayes' works
at Gallery West
Bowls, platters, oil lamps and other creations by
wood turner Bob Hayes will be on display at Island
Gallery West through Saturday, May 8.
Haynes, whose studio is in Sarasota, said he works
mainly with local woods, turning felled trees into ob-
jects of art and utility. He has been at the work for 12
years, displaying his creations in galleries and local arts
and craft festivals.
The gallery is at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Details
may be obtained by calling 778-6648.


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Advance Andy at new location
Andy Ruble of Advance Technologies at 3120 53rd
Ave. E. in Bradenton offers a full-service computer
and technology-solutions company that includes
sales and service and in-home computer training.
Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

Technically advanced
Andy Ruble and Sharon Tarantino of Advanced
Technologies have moved their full-service computer
technology company into its new location at 3120 53rd
Ave. E. in the University Center in Bradenton.
The new location will offer the same complete
computer service as the prior store on 14th Street in
Bradenton, including the house "specialty" of $599 for
a complete computer system.
"We call that our 'custom-system builder,'" noted
Andy. Customers are pleasantly surprised to find the
system works better than the high-priced name-brand
computers at the chain stores.
"They can pay more than $1,000 for the same type
system we offer for $599," said Andy, "and that's a
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"That's a pretty good buy for that price," Andy
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But Advanced Technologies doesn't just sell you
a computer, it delivers the computer to your home and
trains you to operate the system. And that includes a
one-year warranty on the system and three years on the
monitor, he added.
Advanced Technologies also performs network
monitoring, secure (SSL) e-mail, data backup and
storage, network designs, server installs, computer
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A royal fantasy fun day
Fantasy Travel and Royal Caribbean Cruises
have joined forces for a free Family Fun Day from 1-
4 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at the Cortez Village shopping
center at 6630 Cortez Road W.
Fun things to do include a rock climbing wall, bal-
loons, a magic show and food and fun for everyone,
promised Debbie Crissman of Fantasy Travel.
Also on hand will be the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers with the pirate ship and beads for everyone.
In addition, the Bradenton Police Department will
fingerprint children and give classes on bike safety.
Special cruise offers will be available from Fantasy
Travel for spring and summer travel.
To learn more about the Fantasy Fun Day, call
Debbie at 795-3900.


Ribbons, rods and reels
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of West Marine
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Married ...
Alisa Parks and Steve Phillips were married at the
Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
Friday, April 30, with family and friends present.
They will make their home in Anna Maria.

Yoga class will begin Friday
at Community Center
A morning class in yoga will be offered at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, starting Friday, May 7. Preston Whaley Jr.
will instruct from 8:45-10 a.m.
The time will change in June to accommodate sum-
mer camp. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-1908.

Key chamber small business
awards breakfast tomorrow
The annual awards breakfast for small businesses
will be 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Hilton
Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico
Drive.
Sponsored by the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce, the breakfast will see the Small Business of the
Year and the Small Business Person of the Year receive
awards.
Cost for the event is $18 per person, and reserva-
tions may be made by calling 387-9519

'Human Shield' to show
"Human Shield," the documentary produced by
Islander Debra Hussong based on people who tried to
stop the Iraq war with their bodies, will be shown at a
gathering Friday, May 7, in Sarasota.
The meeting at 7 p.m. will be at the Unitarian Uni-
versalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, and will be a
joint presentation of the Southwest Florida Peace Coa-
lition and Manatee Community College Film Club.
Speaker will be Ryan Clancy, a "human shield" in
Iraq in February 2003. The film concerns two other
"shields," Faith Fippinger of Sarasota and Benjamin
Joffe-Walt. The affair is free and open to the public.
Details are available at 966-5784.


The May 5, 1994, issue of
The Islander announced that:
The last four of the five vacant lots at Bean Point
in Anna Maria were sold at auction with bids ranging
from $180,000 to $200,000. A 1992 effort by the Anna
Maria Civic Association to have voters decide in a ref-
erendum if they wanted the city to purchase the prop-
erty never passed the city commission.
An organizational meeting for a neighborhood
crime watch program in Anna Maria was scheduled for
May 9 at the Rod and Reel Motel.
The Save the Manatee Club has sent a letter to the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection ob-
jecting to the proposed new Anna Maria Bridge on the
grounds it would destroy the seagrass beds used by
manatees as a food source.


... with bikes
Alisa Parks and Steven Phillips were married at the
Beach House Restaurant Friday, April 30, and follow-
ing their reception they toured- the Island, visiting
friends and enjoying their "special day." On the way,
they took time to try out the new Volta electric bikes on
display at The Islander newspaper, and then paid a visit
the turtle store. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

'Toot Your Horn' Tuesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Toot
Your Own Horn" breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday,
May 11, at the Hungry Fox Restaurant, 419 St.
Armands Circle. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for
guests. Reservations may be made by calling 387-9519.

Oops
The women who make quilts Tuesdays do so at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, not as mistakenly reported last week.

Anna Maria Elementary School
menu
Monday, May 10
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Cereal,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Green Beans,
Tomato Soup, Juice Bar, Fruit
Tuesday, May 11
Breakfast: Yogurt, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Cereal,
Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Garlic Toast,
Hot Dog on a Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sand-
wich, Tossed Salad, Corn, Fruit
Wednesday, May 12
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Toast, Cereal, Fruit
Lunch: Tuna Sandwich, Barbecue Rib on Bun or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Tossed Salad,
Peas and Carrots, Fruit
Thursday, May 13
Breakfast. Breakfast Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Baked Chicken, Sloppy Joe on Bun or Peanut
Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed
Salad, Fruit
Friday, May 14
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Ham and Cheese Sandwich
with Baked Cheetos or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


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April 26 69 89 0
April 27 70 76 .30
April 28 66 88 0
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April 30 77 92 0
May 1 78 92 0
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Bob Peck of Holmes Beach was a 23-year-old col-
lege graduate working in public relations when he
walked out of a Chicago movie theater on the afternoon
of Dec. 7, 1941.
"I remember seeing a special edition of the news-
paper that said the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor
and we were at war," Bob remembered.
Having gone to high school in France, Bob knew
a war was coming, he was just surprised at how
America got involved.
Like many of his generation, he wanted to do his
part for the war effort and tried to enlist in the Marine
Corps, but was turned down because he was color
blind.
He then went back to Tucson, Ariz., where his
parents lived, and enlisted in the Army.
"They told me I was qualified to be a cook, baker
or truck driver, so I chose truck driving," said Bob.
Still looking to get into combat, Bob was accepted
into Officer Candidate School, but instead of infantry
training, the Army sent him to Quartermaster OCS in
Virginia.
His first assignment after graduating in 1943 was to
a truck company in Texas. Eventually, Bob's desire for a
bit more action than truck driving led him to the U.S.
Army Air Force intelligence school in Pennsylvania, then
to the 451st Bomb Group stationed in Nebraska.
The 451st eventually trained at an airbase in
Wendover, Nev., where the lure of the casinos was a bit
too much for some of the men. Bob, however, wasn't
interested in gambling action.
"A lot of the enlisted men would get paid and in a
few hours, would have lost all their money in the casi-
nos. That wasn't for me," remembered Bob.
In mid-1944, the 451st was deployed to Italy as
part of the 15th Air Force. Bob was a bit surprised he
wasn't sent to England or France because he had gone
to high school in France and spoke fluent French.
"But that's how the Army works," he said. "They
didn't seem interested in my French."
The 451st set up shop in Castelluchio and Bob was
assigned to group headquarters as an intelligence of-
ficer plotting courses for the group's B-24 bombers.
Using aerial photographs, Bob and his staff iden-
tified enemy anti-aircraft positions and directed the B-
24s to "fly where they weren't."
"We would give them the best route to avoid the
flak, once we knew where the mission was headed. I
like to think our work saved a lot of lives."
Conditions were sparse in Castelluchio, and Bob
and another officer lived in a converted chicken coop.
They used an old P-38 engine as a heater during the
winter.
"Those were pretty good conditions compared to


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Today, Bob Peck enjoys the quiet lifestyle of Holmes
Beach.
the air crews, who were living in tents with dirt and
mud floors. We were lucky. We weren't near combat
and the Germans never bombed us."
As a group staff officer, Bob got to know a lot of
the pilots, and some of his friends didn't make it back
from a mission.
On one occasion, Bob was going to fly with a B-
24 crew on a bombing mission over Marseilles, but
missed the flight. The plane got shot up pretty bad and
some of the crew didn't come back alive.
He did get one chance to use his French when the
Army assigned him to be a liaison officer to a group of
French air cadets heading to the United States for train-
ing. That got him a brief trip stateside for a few days,
but he returned to the 451st.
When the war ended, he was asked to be part of the
occupation force in Austria, but turned down the as-
signment. He returned to the United States and was
discharged, but stayed in the reserves for 20 years.
He eventually moved to Colorado where he
worked with the North American Radar Air Defense
Command. During his active duty periods in the 1950s
and '60s, he wrote battle scenarios for a NORAD re-
sponse to a nuclear attack by the Soviets. He retired
from the U.S Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.
Bob was in private business in Colorado, then be-
came a school teacher. He and his wife Miriam retired
to Florida's east coast, then moved to Anna Maria Is-
land and Holmes Beach in 1979.
"I'm proud of my service," said Bob, even though
he never got into actual combat. "I wanted to be in the
Marines and probably would have ended up on some
Pacific island fighting the Japanese."
The Army, in its wisdom, decided he'd make a
better truck driver than rifleman, and a better map
reader than truck driver. "So, I was lucky," said Bob,
"but I was prepared to do whatever I was assigned to,
and do whatever they wanted me to."

"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any al-
lied country during World War II. We'd like to hear
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April 23, 500 block of Pine Avenue, disorderly
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conduct.
April 27, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, aban-
doned boat. A woman found a boat abandoned next to
the rocks on shore. According to the report, deputies
attempted to find the owner, who eventually returned
to the boat. The owner told deputies he ran out of fuel
and went ashore to get more.

Bradenton Beach
April 19, 900 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic
arrest. A man turned himself in after fleeing the scene
of a traffic accident in front of the Gulf Drive Cafe. He
told officers he left the scene because his license is
suspended, but said he turned himself in due to a guilty
conscience. The man was charged with leaving the
scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license,
and failure to display insurance.
April 24,2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, drug arrest.
Gabriel Mercidieu, 19, of Palmetto, was arrested for
possession of cocaine and marijuana with an intent to
sell. According to the report, officers were working on
an unrelated theft case when the possible suspect en-
tered a car in which Mercidieu was a passenger. Ac-
cording to the report, when officers made contact with
the suspect, an odor of marijuana was detected. Offic-
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in Mercidieu's pants and marijuana in the vehicle and,
according to the report, Mercidieu claimed possession.

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April 23, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, driver's
license. A man was cited for not having a valid motor-
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was unable to make a positive identification and she
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April 25, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, disorderly
intoxication. A man was arrested for disorderly intoxi-
cation after a store manager reported the suspect was
bothering female employees.
April 26,400 block of Clark Drive, theft. A 5-foot-
tall blooming magnolia tree was reportedly removed
from a homeowner's yard.
April 26, 611 Manatee Ave., Eckerd, theft. Ac-
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puter access numbers to make refunds on items that
were never purchased. The items were reportedly en-
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April 26, 100 block of 31st Street, burglary. A
purse found near a home on Avenue F was turned in to
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been reported missing form a rental property.
April 26, 5600 block of Guava, contempt of court.
A man was arrested on an Orange County warrant for
felony violation of probation.
April 27, 300 block of 29th Street, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, an attempt was made to enter a
home via the screened lanai but was unsuccessful, al-
though the homeowner reported a beer missing from a
small refrigerator on the lanai.
April 27, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A man reported items stolen from the wallet
he left in his vehicle.
April 27, 3805 Gulf Drive, Umbrella Beach Resort,
burglary. According to the report, someone gained ac-
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table and chairs and entered the unit through a sliding-
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Stevenson Denis, 21, of Bradenton, was charged
with fraudulent use of a credit card and as an
acessory to burglary of a vehicle.
According to the report, Denis was at Co-
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to steal a radio from a Jeep. Parkinson was able
to steal the face plate of the radio and a wallet
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According to the report, Parkinson and Denis
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where they were videotaped attempting to use a
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April 28, 6200 block of Flotilla Drive, warrant. A
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April 28, 4700-Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary
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April 28, 400 block of 63rd Street, theft. A woman
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7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna
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tion: 778-7062.
8 to 11:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce presents "Helping Small Businesses Help
Themselves" seminar with Zach Rans and Mike Siegal
at the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-
9519.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island pot-
luck lunch at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
6083.
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.
4:30 to 6 p.m. "Educating Jane" teen girls life-
skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, May 6
7:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
"Small Business Person of the Year" awards breakfast
at the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-
9519. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Episcopal Church Women of the
Church of the Annunciation present "A Jewish Woman
Born in Iraq" with Selma Zimmerman at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-1638.
11 a.m. "Let Freedom Ring" national day of
prayer observance by All Island Denominations at
West Manatee Fire and Rescue Station No. 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6083.
8 p.m. Opening night of "Greater Tuna" at the
Island Players, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Opening night of "Forever Plaid" at the
Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, May 7
8:45 to 10 a.m. Yoga with Preston Whaley Jr.
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.


10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Harvest Celebration at
Hope Seeds, 5174 County Road 675 E, Bradenton.
Information: 723-6051.
10:30 a.m. Herbal education celebration with
herbalist Kay Cude at Hope Seeds, 5174 County Road
675 E, Bradenton. Information: 723-6051.
1 to 3 p.m. Gourd decoration demonstration by
Bethany Mueller and Debbie Skelly at Hope Seeds,
5174 County Road 675 E, Bradenton. Information:
723-6051.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Manatee High art exhibit open-
ing reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
2099.
7 p.m. -The Southwest Florida Peace Coalition
and Manatee Community College Film Club present Is-
lander Debra Hussong's documentary film "Human
Shield" with guest speaker Iraqi peace witness Ryan
Clancy at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975
Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Information: 966-5784 or
586-4163.

Saturday, May 8
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
0355.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Harvest Celebration at
Hope Seeds, 5174 County Road 675 E, Bradenton.
Information: 723-6051.
10:30 a.m. Family origami class at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
10:30 a.m. Butterfly and caterpillar release with
the Sarasota Butterfly Club at Hope Seeds, 5174
County Road 675 E, Bradenton. Information: 723-
6051.
12:30 p.m. -Watermelon seed-spitting'contest at
Hope Seeds, 5174 County Road 675 E, Bradenton.
Information: 723-6051.
1 to 3 p.m. Gourd-decoration demonstration by
Bethany Mueller and Debbie Skelly at Hope Seeds,
5174 County Road 675 E, Bradenton. Information:
723-6051.
2 p.m. Big band extravaganza featuring trum-
peter Leon Merian at the Manatee Players Riverfront
Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information:
748-5875. Fee applies.
6 to 11 p.m. Anna Maria Elementary School
"Dancing in the Streets" Spring Fling at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.

Monday, May 10
8:30 a.m. Internet class for beginners at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
4:30 to 6 p.m. "Roots and Shoots" teen environ-
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Tuesday, May 11
Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.

Wednesday, May 12
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10:30 a.m. Friends Book Club at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
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.
4:30 to 6 p.m. "Educating Jane" teen girls life-
skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
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6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
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Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
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Watercolors by Mary Stealey at the Island Branch
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St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-
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AARP driver safety class at the Island Branch
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Music "from the Islands" at St. Armands Circle
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Fantasy Travel family fun day at Cortez Village
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Mothers due special honor on Mother's Day


Mother's Day Sunday, May 9, will pass in quiet rev-
erence on Anna Maria Island, but there are some Island-
related specials that may help get beyond the usual.
Churches here in general will confine their obser-
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Bridge Street festival, festivities
Dylan Mackintosh, 3, Holmes Beach, takes a hot dog
break at the annual Bridge Street Festival Saturday
on Bridge Street (where else?) in Bradenton Beach,
where folks came from all over the area for a chance
to mingle, listen to live music, enjoy arts, crafts and
a variety offoods and Islandflavors. The winner of
the raffle drawing for a 27-inch RCA TV donated by
The Islander was Chris Daughtery of Bradenton, a
staff member of the Mar Vista Dockside Pub on
Longboat Key. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson


vance of the day to specific notations in sermons, most
said, and prayers will be offered to help make life easier
and more rewarding for mothers.
Most restaurants will make special note of the day,
since taking Mom out to dinner is one of the ways to
let her know she's appreciated.
Wildlife preservationists are ahead of most in ob-
servances, with the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch in
the van with its "Adopt a Turtle" program.
Suzi Fox, director of Turtle Watch, said adopting a
sea turtle hatchling in mother's name is "a singularly ap-
propriate way to let Mom know you care, since our pro-
gram is basically concerned with the lives of babies."
Baby turtles, due to begin making their appearance
on the Island's beach in about two months, can be
adopted in the name of a donor's choice by visiting the
Turtle Watch Education Center at 5408 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, or calling 778-1435. Adopting a
hatchling costs $15, adopting an entire nest is $100.
Similarly, a manatee may be adopted through the
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Mother's Day started as "Mothering Sunday" in
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special fare for the occasion.
The American version was brought up by Julia
Ward Howe, who wrote the "Battle Hymn of the Re-
public," in Boston where she hosted Mother's Day
meetings every year. That started in 1872.
Then in 1907 Ana Jarvis persuaded her mother's
church in Grafton, W.Va., to observe Mother's Day on
the second anniversary of her mother's death, the sec-
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Conn., from 1963-1984, retiring as editor.
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Beach FL 34217, or to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
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A Mother's Day story: Mom-to-be Jonatzke


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
April Jonatzke spends her work
week surrounded by children and is hap-
pily anticipating giving birth to her first
child in August.
Jonatzke is a teacher's aide at Anna
Maria Elementary School and works
with the Anna Maria Island Community
Center after-school program. Her hus-
band, Andy, is the new sports director at
the Center.
"I'm looking forward to having one
of my own," Jonatzke said. "I'm excited
about having a little person around who
wants to be read to and just the whole
feeling it's exciting.
Andy is just as excited, she says. He
has accompanied her to all the doctor's
visits and got to feel the baby move for
the first time two weeks ago. "He's hop-
ing for 'daddy's little girl' but we don't
know what the sex is yet," said
Jonatzke. "I'm happy with either.
"The first time I heard the heartbeat,
I cried. The first time I saw it, I cried. To
hear it and see it made it real," she said.
"I'm excited but I don't think it has to-
tally hit me yet. I think it will sink in
more when we find out the sex of the
baby."
The couple is hoping to find out if
they'll be naming the addition to the
family Hailey Grace or Michael Aidan
when they have another ultrasound done
this week. Jonatzke said at the previous
ultrasound they were unable to deter-
mine if the baby is a boy or girl because
it wouldn't stay still long enough.
"I'm feeling lots of movement. It's
exciting. The baby did its first somer-
sault, which was a weird feeling," she
said.
Although the pregnancy was in
jeopardy when Jonatzke first saw doc-
tors and learned she was expecting, ev-
erything is going well now and she and
the baby are both healthy.
Jonatzke explained that she had an
80-90 percent risk for miscarriage due to
a thyroid problem, which was failing to


regulate her metabolism and hormones.
"My count was way off the chart, but
with medication it was stable and nor-
mal within a month," she said. "It came
down fast. That was a relief."
Despite her thyroid condition
Jonatzke said she is having a blessed
pregnancy. She hasn't experienced any
of the common complaints of sickness
that some women face. Overall, she
feels great.
She admits to having a few "preggo
days" when she feels more emotional
than usual, but overall believes she is


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more confident now than before. "I tend
to say what's on my mind."
And she says she has received her
fair share of advice and predictions on
the sex of the baby; Jonatzke said she
went online to find different myths,
wives tales and tests that reveal the sex
of the baby and tried practically all of
them.
And they all reveal she is having a
girl. But as far as advice on labor and
delivery, Jonatzke said, "the less I know
the better I am."
Due Aug. 13, Jonatzke will be one


of the last women to deliver at Blake
Medical Center, which is closing its ob-
stetric unit in September.
Andy will be with her for the deliv-
ery and possibly her mom, although
other family members are vying for the
second spot in the room. The hospital al-
lows two people in the room with the
mom, so the rest of the family will wait
outside.
Both April and Andy have family in
town. This will be the first grandchild
and great-grandchild for Andy's family.
April's brother Randy Dickerson and his
wife have two children in Ohio.
At Christmas, the couple announced
the news to the family by giving each an
ornament that read, for example,
"Grandma 8-04."
"The news went right over our
moms' heads," Jonatzke said. "My dad
and Andy's grandmother figured it out
right away, but not the moms."
Most parents at AME know about
the baby and have been very supportive.
She said she has been very blessed with
support of the staff and AME families.
Some students have asked if she is
expecting. A little girl in the first-grade
asked her about it, she said, then ap-
proached Andy at the Center asking him
if he knew she was pregnant. "Well, I
just thought you should know," she told
him.
"The little ones don't always put
two and two together. Some think I'm
just getting fat," Jonatzke laughs.
Jonatzke plans to work with the
Center's summer camp program
through June and take some time to her-
self in July. She said she is looking for-
ward to relaxing by the pool before the
baby is born.
She plans to be back to work at
AME the end of September, although
she doesn't intend to return to the after-
school program. "After school, I'm sure
I'll be in a hurry to get home to my
baby."
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Duffy's crew await baby Madelyn, Mother's Day


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
If you had told Peggi Davenport she'd be having
a baby the same year she turns 40, she wouldn't have
believed you. But at press time, Peggi is enduring the
long wait first-time mothers experience when preg-
nancy lingers past the due date.
"I never thought I'd be going down this road,"
Peggi said. "Until I met Bruce, it wasn't a big thing."
Peggi had been divorced and single for five years
before meeting and marrying Bruce. Approaching 40,
she believed kids were not a big option, but Bruce said
he wanted a family.
Peggi said she made Bruce babysit her sister Patti
Reid's granddaughter Leah a couple of nights so he
could see what it would really be like.
The first night of babysitting, Peggi said the plan
backfired. Leah's mom, Emmy Lou, dropped the 22-
month-old off after spending the day at the pool.
"Leah slept from 7 to 9:30 p.m. when I changed her
diaper and then slept until 8 a.m.," Peggi said. "He
thought this was great, but I told him he didn't have a
clue. It was just luck."
Working at the family business, Duffy's Tavern,
until her due date April 28, Peggi said she got a lot of
advice. Knowing each pregnancy and delivery is dif-
ferent, Peggi said customers still shared how they went
about things.
Peggi says her pregnancy has been great. She
wasn't sick, didn't feel bad and didn't have any special
cravings. In fact, she didn't have much of an appetite
for food and was able to manage her weight well.
"I never would have imagined it would be this
good," she said. "If I had been 30 and had a pregnancy
this good, I'd probably have 10 kids. It's a good thing
I waited."
Because of her age, Peggi said doctors conducted
an amniocentesis and were able to accurately determine
the baby is a girl.
"I thought I was having the first boy," Davenport
said. "But mom knew. All the way through she said it
was a girl and that she wouldn't know what to do with
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Peggi couldn't remember how she announced the
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The family has noticed one change in Peggi that
they credit with the pregnancy. "She smiles a lot more
now than she did," said Pat.
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More than a dozen students from Island Middle
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officer of a helicopter maintenance battalion 40 miles
north of Kabul, the country's capital, before returning
home to his family in Iowa last weekend.
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students, in addition to items that are not readily avail-
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We had one rocket attack since I have been here.
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precise with their aiming capability, which is good for
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Do you know what is really neat here? We get to
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Island Family Physicians in battle for top 'soft' spot


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Island Family Physicians has thus far put on a
clinic in the Manatee Girls Softball League's 10-and-
under division with an impressive 12-2 record. That's
two full games better than second place Bradenton
Elks, which boasts a 10-4 record, including a recent 1 -
0 win over IFP Thursday, April 29.
In that game, pitchers for both teams were impres-
sive, allowing a total of five hits and no runs in five full
innings before the game went to a Texas tiebreaker to
determine a winner.
Island Family Physicians twice got runners to third,
but were unable to come up with the clutch hit to bring
a run home. Meanwhile, Bradenton Elks was limited to
two hits through five innings against IFP pitchers Ally
Titsworth and Hailey Dearlove.
Titsworth started and allowed two hits, no runs and
struck out two in three innings of work before being
replaced by Dearlove to start the fourth. Dearlove fol-
lowed with three hitless innings including one
strikeout, but fell victim to the dreaded Texas
tiebreaker to take the loss.
A Texas tiebreaker occurs when there is a tie and
the time limit has expired. The player who made the
last recorded out of the previous inning is placed at
second base at the start of the inning and both teams get
to bat under these conditions.
IFP was the visiting team so Kelly Guerin was
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boast a three-deep pitching staff in Titsworth, Dearlove
and Barlow, while Barlow, Martine Miller, Titsworth,
Waring and Dearlove all boast on-base percentages above
.650. Other members of the team include Nicole Botero,
Kelly Guerin, Kristi Wickersham, Molly McDonough,
Savannah Schield and Paige Morris.
Contenders for IFP's first-place position include
the Bradenton Elks and Cox Cheverolet, which handed
IFP its other loss, a 6-5 heartbreaker on April 5.

Island Lumber inches up
Island Lumber improved to 6-5-1 on the season in
Anna Maria Island Little League thanks to an impres-
sive 7-1 victory over Duncan Real Estate Friday, April
30, behind a tremendous pitching performance from
Broderick West. West went the distance for Island
Lumber and limited Duncan to three hits and one run
while facing only five over the minimum in the stron-
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Island Lumber scored all of the runs they would
need in the top of the first inning when Troy Kozewski
walked and moved to second on a single by Patrice
Facheris. Kozewski and Facheris quickly moved into
scoring position on a double steal, where they easily
scored on a single by Broderick West for a 2-0 lead.

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led by Daniel Janisch's 4-for-4 performance and a 3-
for-4 performance from Tommy Price that included a
double and two runs scored. Trevor Bystrom added
three singles and one run scored and Wyatt Easterling
contributed a pair of singles and one run scored in the
loss. Jordan Sebastiano singled twice and scored three
runs and Blake Wilson doubled and scored once.

Duncan 12, WMFD 6
Duncan Real Estate parlayed 13 walks and seven
base hits into a 12-6 victory over WMFD Monday,
April 26. Steven Sylvester led the way with four walks,
a single and three runs scored, while Dylan King and
Forrest Goodwin each drew a pair of walks while add-
ing a single and two runs scored to the victory.
Justin Suca, Max Huber and Kyle Bellinger each
added a single and one run scored to round out the
Duncan offense.
Daniel Janisch, Jordan Sebastiano and Trevor
Bystrom each singled and scored one run in the loss for
WMFD.

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Excel Sports, led by Bradenton Academy head
soccer coach John Hartman, is offering a soccer camp
for players interested in improving their individual ball
skills. He is conducting training sessions at Palma Sola
Park for boys and girls ages 6-18 years old from 3-4:30
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, now to May 28.
The focus of the camp will be on individual foot
skills. Each day these skills will be reinforced through
small-sided games. Campers will be matched up with
the appropriate talent/age group.
All campers need to bring water, ball (No. 4 for
ages 7-12; No. 5 for ages 13-18), shin guards and com-
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The fee to register is $50. To sign up, contact
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Boat safely, mind the world's oceans, please?


As one season ends, another is beginning in
Florida.
And if you trust the numbers, the gridlock on the
state's waterways could soon rival that on our road-
ways.
According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission statistics, 2003 boat registrations
reached an all-time high of 978,225 vessels in 2003, up
more than 55,000 from 2002.
"Unfortunately, the fatality numbers increased
from 52 in 2002 to 64 in 2003," FWC assistant boat-
ing safety coordinator Lt. Kent Harvey added.
More boats, more problems.
Leading cause of death in fatal boating accidents
was drowning at 70 percent, followed by trauma at 28
percent.
Harvey said "an astonishing 80 percent of the
people involved in accidents were not wearing life
jackets, and many deaths and injuries could have been
prevented simply by exercising caution and by wear-
ing a life jacket."
He added that 36 percent of the accidents involved
people who didn't know how to swim. Go figure.
There's a simple "fix" to boater accidents, Harvey
said. Take a boater education course, adhere to the
basic navigation rules and stay sober.
Here are a few Roat Rules for boating, learned af-
ter many, many stupid things done on the water over
the years.
Of course, you have life jackets on board. It's the
law. Do you know how they work? What about your
passengers?
Before setting off on a day on the water, make sure
everybody knows how to buckle up their life jacket. It's
a good idea to have everybody get fitted, then put a
strip of tape on their customized life vest and put their
name on it to avoid any last-minute scrambling if the
need occurs.
Tell the kids the bright colors look cool and insist
they leave the vests on.
Give everybody a short course in how to run the boat.
Ignition, forward, reverse, neutral, how to steer, things like
that. There're few things worse that can happen than if you
get tossed over the side and nobody knows how to run the
boat to come back and collect you.
My old buddy Randy Wayne White, author and
fishing guide, has a special rule about hats. You can
expect to lose at least one on about every trip. Make
sure you have a net to scoop the thing up out of the
water, otherwise you'll probably lose a passenger who
bends too far overboard and ... splash!

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the May 1 horseshoe games were Ron
Pepka of Bradenton and Karl Thomas of Canada. Run-
ners-up were Tom Rhodes of Cortez and Carole
Watson of England.
Winners in the April 28 games were Rhodes and
Watson. Runners-up were Herb Heescat of Anna Maria
City and Thomas.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


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And at the risk of becoming a Capt. Bligh, make
sure everyone aboard knows what to do, or not to do,
during any tricky maneuvering like anchoring or
docking. Tell them what is going to happen and what
their role is in the process before the process starts.
Well do I remember a time when everybody de-
cided to help moor my little boat and nearly tipped it
over when five people all rushed to the same side at the
same time.
And then there was the time I had someone else
drop the hook and failed to check it before we all piled
out to swim ashore. Trust me when I tell you that some
of the most awful words you can hear are, "Isn't that
your boat drifting away in the Gulf?"
FWC law enforcement is oi duty 24 hours a day
and can be contacted at 1-888-404-3922 or # FWC, or
(pound sign on the phone) *FWC in some areas on a
cell phone. Don't hesitate to contact them if you see
somebody doing something spectacularly stupid.
And be careful out there.

Ocean help solicited
The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy has re-
leased a report on the planet's oceans, and it's pretty
grim.
The key need appears to be "sustainability," and
the task of preserving and protecting the waters of the
world is a task that we all should heed.
"Our oceans and coasts are in trouble, and we as a
nation have an historic opportunity to make a positive
and lasting change in the way we manage them before
it is too late," said retired U.S. Navy Admiral James D.
Watkins, chair of the group that drafted the guidelines,
in a press release.
"If the recommendations contained in our report
are adopted, we will create sustainable oceans and
coasts for many, many years. We will create sustain-
able ocean resources, sustainable fisheries, sustainable
recreation for our children and their children, sustain-
able economic development and a sustainable future
for our oceans and coasts."
The last comprehensive review of U.S. Ocean
Policy was conducted 35 years ago. Since then, more
than 37 million people, 19 million homes, and count-
less businesses have been added to coastal areas. Ma-
rine transportation and coastal recreation and tourism
have become two of the top drivers of the national
economy.
Coastal areas are essential spawning, feeding and
nursery areas for over three quarters of U.S. commer-
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water is shipped around the world each year, spreading
alien and invasive species like the invasive Asian green
mussel.
"The over-arching theme of the commission's pre-
liminary recommendations is ecosystem-based man-
agement," according to the report. "The Commission
concluded that it is critical that ocean and coastal re-
sources be managed to reflect the complex interrela-
tionships among the ocean, land, air, and all living crea-
tures, including humans, and consider the interactions
among the multiple activities that affect entire systems.
"A new national ocean policy framework must be
established to improve federal leadership and coordination
to enable agencies to address the ocean, land and air as one
inter-connected system. This framework also enhances
opportunities for state, territorial, tribal, and local entities
to develop common regional goals and priorities. The
commission found that policies and decisions about ocean
and coastal resources need to be based on the most cur-
rent, unbiased, credible scientific information.
"The report also focuses on the importance of en-
hancing ocean education to improve decision makers'
understanding of the oceans, for the general public to
develop a sense of stewardship, and to prepare a new
generation of leaders to confront issues dealing with
oceans and coasts."
And you can help, too.
The report is available on-line at
oceancommission.gov. Give it a read and offer your
thoughts by May 21. Once all comments are integrated,
the final report will go to President Bush and Congress.
OK, I'll admit the report doesn't read as fast as a
Doc Ford novel, but our planet seems to be worth it,
doesn't it?

'Pond-er' this on Mother's Day
Despite that awful pun, the Florida West Coast Koi
and Water Garden Club is offering what sounds like a
pretty nice excursion on Mother's Day, May 9 a tour
of 12 water gardens in the Sarasota area.
The tour begins at the Florida House, Beneva and
Proctor Roads at 4600 Beneva Road S., Sarasota, be-
ginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $5, children under 12 are
free, and the ticket is a booklet that maps and describes
the tour sites which you may visit at your leisure until
4 p.m. that day.
"Ponds featured on this tour are constructed in
various ways," according to the club. "Some ponds use
a special liner material, some are pre-formed while
others are made of concrete. You will see some profes-
sionally installed ponds and others are do-it-yourself
pieces of art."
For more information about the club call 378-9146.

Sandscript factoid
Here's some water thoughts regarding the impor-
tance of the oceans. In the United States annually:
Ports handle $700 billion of goods and services.
Offshore oil and gas produces $25-40 billion.
Commercial fishing generates $28 billion.
Recreational fishing brings in $20 billion.
Cruise ships produce $11 billion.
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Snook season ends with bang, snapper still thick offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook season has ended on a stellar note, with re-
ports coming in that linesider action was better this year
than in recent memory.
Best bets now for backwater anglers appear to be
trout and redfish. Mackerel are still roaming off the
beaches, and snapper fishing is good farther offshore.
And don't forget the 18th Annual Kids Free Fish-
ing Tournament Saturday, May 8, at the Green Bridge
Pier in Palmetto.
All children from the ages of 7 to 14 are eligible to
fish. Entry is free and there is no charge for food and
snacks. Bait, hooks and sinkers are provided for fish-
ing, but all kidsmust have their own rods, although or-
ganizers have said that under "unique circumstances"
loaner tackle will be available. An adult must accom-
pany children.
Prizes will be awarded for the first three places in
each age group, along with lots of raffle prizes, al-
though you must be present to win. Registration starts
at 7 a.m., the tournament runs from 8-10 a.m., lunch
will start at 10 a.m., and awards presented from 10:45-
11:30 a.m.
For more information, call 794-2806.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put his charters onto some snook to 27
inches, redfish to 26 inches, trout to 20 inches and some
huge yellowtail jacks in Terra Ceia Bay.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
kingfish are out in the Gulf for those who really want
to hunt for them. Mackerel are pretty thick by the
nearshore artificial reefs, he said, and some permit have
been reported. Snook season ended on a banner note,
with some of the best catches reported in years.
Bob Ki!b at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are catching lots of mackerel, some keeper-size
snook before the season ended May 1, a few redfish
and big yellowtail jacks.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
some big snook were caught late last week before the
season ended, plus a few mackerel, some small floun-
der and snapper.


Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots of black drum in the cut, trout in Terra
Ceia Bay, plus black drum and snapper by the old rail-
road bridge in the Manatee River.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's still
catching nice catch-and-release snook, plus plenty of
trout.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports in-
cluded good catches of redfish and trout by the wade
fishers on the seagrass flats by the marina, with boat-
ers bringing back lots of mackerel and a few cobia.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he targeted snook,
redfish and trout last week, all with good results.
Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said he was
able to make a few trips out into the Gulf last week and
did well with red grouper to 25 pounds, gags to 20


Cortez schoolhouse money just signature away


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The $162,736 needed to restore the old Cortez
schoolhouse is short only one signature: Jeb Bush.
The Florida Legislature, before adjournment last
week, approved a state budget that included "special
categories" funds, which has the money for arts and
historic restoration including the Cortez project, said
Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton.
This is the category whose funding was elimi-
nated last year by Gov. Bush with his line-item
veto power. Whether it could happen again, no-
body knows except the governor.
But "if I were.a betting person," said Galvano,
"I would bet he'll leave it alone.
"This project is long overdue, and I've person-


ally told the governor how important it is, an im-
portant piece of the history of the whole area."
Christine Clyne, who is handling the Cortez
project for the clerk of the circuit court, Chips
Shore, applauded the Legislature's action. "We all
just hope the governor will see it our way, that this
is a part of Florida's history," she said.
Meanwhile, the county is looking for a con-
tractor to oversee the restoration work to be done
with the grant-matching funds from county and
private sources.
Volunteers have done as much as they can
under the direction of Roger Allen, coordinator of
the Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum which
will occupy the building along with the Cortez
Community Center.


Holy
mackerel!
Tim Self 18,
ofSwartz
Creek, Mich.,
caught this
mackerel
while fishing
with his
uncle, Capt.
-Keith
Barnett,
aboard the
"Bubba
Too."




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pounds, as well as mangrove, lane and yellowtail snap-
per.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said grouper action
has slowed a bit, but snapper are still hot. He's also put
his charters onto a few kingfish and some tuna.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's finding nearshore fishing to be dis-
appointing, with only a few mackerel and kingfish. In
the backwater the picture looks better, though, with
good catches of snook and redfish.
On my boat Magic, we caught lots of snook in the
25- to 30-inch range until the close of the season, plus
redfish to 27 inches and trout to 24 inches.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.


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USED EIGHT MONTHS: Honey-colored dining table
with six chairs, chest of drawers, large night stand,
lamps, stereo, solid-wood end and coffee tables.
778-0807 or 794-9921.

SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL CHANDELIER never used,
antiques, Tiffany-style lamps, jewelry, watches, five-
piece starter drum set, American- Indian art, kids
clothes, five-piece stereo system, stereo cabinet.
Great deals! 773-1103.

USED 1200-POUND Mantowoc ice machine with
bin, good condition, works great, $1,650. Call Bill,
795-7411.

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

Fish tank: 150-gallon with hand-made oak cabinet, fully
equipped, $1,000 or best offer. Call Bill, 795-7411.

BOOKS FOR SALE! Come visit Tingley Memorial Li-
brary, 111 Second St. N, Bradenton Beach and see our
ongoing sale of books, magazines and puzzles. Open
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm. 779-1208.

CAR COVER: Toyota Supra, like new, $50. Call Bill,
795-7411.

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


MOTHER'S DAY SALE Niki's Gifts and Island Trea-
sures. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. New ship-
ment of sterling jewelry, 50 percent off assorted gifts,
antiques 25-60 percent off. 7 days, 9:30am-5pm.
779-0729.




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A SINGLE PLUS A DOUBLE lot in the quaint village of Cortez, just over the drawbridge on
124th Street. Zoned commercial (residential permitted). Total of 150 ft. of rood frontage.
$125,000 and $175,000.


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, Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm; Saturday 9am-noon. Always 50
percent off sales rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
779-2733.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, May 8, 8am-2pm.
Brass king-size headboard, microwave, small
kitchen table, clothes, miscellaneous items. Herons
Watch, 8639 46th Ave. Cir. W., south of Cortez on
86th Street, Bradenton.

YARD SALE FRIDAY May 7, 9am-1pm. Miscella-
neous household items, bicycle built-for-two, exte-
rior paint, e-mail machine. 8106 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, next to Haley's Motel.

HUGE YARD SALE Saturday and Sunday, May 8-
9. Tiffany-style lamps, antiques, kid clothes, Ameri-
can Indian art, five-piece starter drum set, jewelry,
watches, something for everyone. 4th Street South,
Bradenton Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, May 8 (rain date May 9),
8:30am-2pm. Lamps, light fixtures, rugs, glassware,
bed linens and quilts, curtains, tools, framed pictures
and theater posters. Collectibles author Thomas
Wolfe's writing table, $300 and more. 612 N. Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria.

KEY ROYALE MOVING sale, Saturday, May 8,
8am-noon. Furniture, beds, TV, tools, miscella-
neous. 618 Concord Lane, Bradenton Beach.

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


LOST MALE CAT, black and white, long hair, four
white paws, answers to Bootsy. Lost in vicinity of
71st Street in Holmes Beach. Call 778-2515.

SEEN: GREEN blue-cap parrot, long tail. Vicinity of
Westbay Point and Moorings, Holmes Beach. Call
Valerie, 778-5538.


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 adop-
tion at Southgate Animal Hospital. References
checked. 922-0774.


1990 GMC VANDURA van. Excellent workhorse or
travel van. Includes four captain's chairs and fold-out
queen bed. $1,800. Call 778-8470.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$2,000, or best offer. 778-1102.


WANT TO BUY boat slip in Holmes Beach area for
25-to-35-foot. boat. Call Larry, 778-8466.

YACHT/BOAT SITTING available 2004. Reliable,
honest, retired. Time, hours, cost negotiable. Call
Doug, 792-8281.


EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out secret
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Turtle Watch,

Holmes Beach ready
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
With tourist season waning, it's time for Islanders
to welcome other visitors and usher in turtle season this
week.
Islanders filled the Holmes Beach meeting hall
April 29 for the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch vol-
unteer registration and training session.
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch is a nonprofit
organization of mostly volunteers who monitor sea
turtle nesting activity, document all required data and
report this information to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service. -
The nesting season on the Island runs from May
through October. There are two species that nest on the
Island. The most common is the loggerhead turtle, but
occasionally a green turtle will nest here.
Volunteers sign up to patrol one of nine designated
beach areas once a week. Nest surveys include walk-
ing along a one-mile length of shoreline to locate each
sea turtle emergence.
Walkers report to a designated coordinator at the
end of their patrol and are responsible for giving the
exact location of a crawl so it can be determined if there
is a nest.
In the event there is a nest, the location is staked,
recorded and monitored until it hatches. After it
hatches, the nest is excavated to determine hatchling
success.
According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
Director Suzi Fox, in 2003 volunteers recorded 180
nests and 179 false crawls, which is when a female
turtle comes ashore but returns to the water without
nesting.
Fox announced that this year Turtle Watch will not
be assisting code enforcement officers to identify pos-
sible violations of the cities' turtle ordinances.
"In the past we've tried to help with code enforce-
ment. Let's not worry about it this year," Fox said.
"Let's just be nest monitors this year. We'll be more


Turtle coordination
Coordinators for nine sections of Anna Maria Island
shoreline met with volunteers interested in monitor-
ing the beach for sea turtle nests from May through
October. This year's coordinators are Bud and
Gretchen Edgren, Debbie Basilius, Joan Burke, Ed
Sterba, Susan Camp, Christina Swosinski, Patty and
Ed Oliver, Tommy VanNess and Suzi Fox. Islander
Photos: Diana Bogan

comfortable and we'll have more fun."
Throughout the turtle-nesting season the Holmes
Beach Police Department and code enforcement de-
partment will be conducting nighttime lighting.sur-
veys to ensure compliance with city ordinances and
state statutes pertaining to the protection of marine
turtles.
Property owners and tenants must turn off or
shield all lighting towards the beach by 11 p.m. and
remove all furniture, tents, umbrellas or other ob-
stacles from the beach at night during nesting season.
Informational packets for Holmes Beach contain-
ing copies of the city ordinance, state statutes, Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection guidelines and ex-
amples of appropriate lighting fixtures from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
are available at Holmes Beach City Hall, the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and the Turtle
Watch Education Center.


THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 5, 2004 E PAGE 23

'Hot chicks, cool

dudes' hanging out
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
They're hanging offshore on the surface of the
Gulf of Mexico, those "hot chicks and cool dudes,"
waiting like tourists for warm water and warm beaches
to come to Anna Maria Island.
Commercial and recreational fishermen tell Suzi
Fox that loggerhead marine turtles are just loafing
around on top of the water not far offshore, and she
says the giant reptiles will be on land when the water
warms. So far, the nearest they've come is Longboat
Key, where a green turtle nest was found Saturday.
The water doesn't have to warm much to reach the
magic 80 degrees, she said. That's the water tempera-
ture that tells the female turtles that the beach sand will
be warm enough for nesting.
Then they will' wallow up the beach, dig a two-foot
hole, lay in it about 100 eggs the size of golf balls,
cover them and leave it to the sand and sun to do the
rest of the incubation job.
Fox, who holds the state marine turtle preservation
permit for the Island and also heads Turtle Watch, said,
"When they climb up the beach at night after the sun has
been warming it, it feels nice on their tummies, I guess."
There's no way of knowing how many of the offshore
loiterers are prospective mothers and how many males,
she said.
Males? What are they doing there, eggs and birth
being strictly a female matter.
"They're there because that's where the females
are," Fox said. "You know how guys are."
There's no way of knowing which eggs a female
lays are male and which female either, she said. That
isn't decided until sometime in the fourth week of in-
cubation. It seems that the hotter the weather at that
point, the more eggs become female baby turtles.
Same goes for the nest, she said. The bottom layer
of eggs is cooler than the top layer nearer the warm
surface sand, and the warmer eggs seem to be female.
"That's why," she said, "we've come up with a
shorthand description of 'hot chicks, cool dudes."'


From Anna Maria to Ellenton and points inbetween, you're sure to find hunting for art, antiques and collectibles as much fun as the
discovery. There are so many places to go "antiquing" that you're certain to find the treasure you're looking for.




ANTIQUE MALL _1 ____ ___
Nauticals Antiques Curiosities
"10,000 feet of air-conditioned showroom"MIA
WE BUYAND SELL ESTATES e roeman eg M
1250 10th St. E. Hwy 301 N. Palmetto 729-5282N
Dennis Dick, Proprietor Open Mon-Sat 10-5* Sun noon-5 Mon.-Fri. 9:30-5:30pm Sat. 10-5O
(941)795-5756 12304 Cortez Rod W. Cortcz
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ad JANE E'S COFFEE BAR

Will be closed on Mother's Day in
S honor of Mom's Everywhere.
ai" J We'll see you on Tuesday!
5602 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 779-1773


The
WHITFIELD EXCHANGE
Consignment Shop
Furniture Antiques Collectibles
Accepting Quality Consignments
"Simply the Best!"
S 6807 14th Street West Bradenton 751-4045
Tues.-Fri. 10-5 pm Sat. 10-4 pm


The Olde Post Office .
Antiques and Eclectibles
An evening of antiques and [- ,I
colleclibte treasures.
Friday, May 7, 6-9pm.
Refreshments Mother's Day Gifts Qalore ,
817 Manatee Avenue East Bradenton
Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. N.:;....n.4p-
708-3500


MTHE MUSEUM SHOPPE
OFFERING
FINE ANTIQUES MARINE ART UNIQUE GIFTS

BAYVIEW PLAZA
101 SOUTH BAY BLVD. ANNA MARIA, FLORIDA
ACROSS FROM THE CITY PIER, ABOVE THE POST OFFICE
941.779.0273


MOVING SALE
Z6 EVERYTHING MUST GO!
PRICES SLASHED!

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ANTIQUES & ART PL

9807 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 779-2501


Think Globally

ReaJ Locally

THi Islander
S. Since 1992


5404 Marina Drive. Island Shopping Cenler. Holmes Beach 941-778-7978.


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



CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Eighth-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! Tif-
fany, Kari, Holly. 778-3275 or 779-0793.

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !!

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-
aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call
Alexandra, 778-5352.

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

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and in-
termediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call 778-0944.

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old
mother's helper, odd jobs.. Call Kendall at 779-
9783 or 779-9803.


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To find the right mortgage for you, call your
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ite kitchen counters, guest quarters, tom home offers over 3500 SF, 10-car
pool bar, elevator, private dock & great garage, pool, boat dock & lift.
views. $3,200,000. Cindy Pierro, 748- $1,690,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300
6300 or 920-6818. 99843. or 685-6767. 100210


EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS of Warner's East
Bayou w/100 ft. on bayou. Home offers
fireplace, workshop, private dock &
davits. Mature trees & landscaping.
$749,900. Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or
705-5704. 100811


BUILDERS OWN HOME. 4BR's, hard-
wood floors, crown molding, pool &
ample outdoor areas. Over 4/10 of an
acre. $439,000. 748-6300. Ruth
Lawler, 587-4623 or Dani Lolli, 725-
2112.102718


MANATEE RIVER FRONT ESTATE. Main house, 3 guest homes & dock. $1,999,999.
748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 97751
ULTIMATE BEACHFRONT CONDO! Turnkey 3BR/2.5BA penthouse w/spectacular Gulf
views. $1,790,000. Victoria Horstmann, 748-6300 or 518-0278. 98392
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT. 3BR home w/251 ft. of water frontage on a double lot.
Caged pool & new dock. $899,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 95833
EXTRAORDINARY ESTATE! 1922 home, guest house/cabana, Olympic size pool &
workshop/garage. $795,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 96815
GULF FRONT VIEWS. Furnished 2BR condo on 2nd floor overlooks pool. $625,000.
748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 99172
BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEWS of Terra Ceia Bay. 2BR/2BA top floor unit. Own a
piece of paradise! $310,000. Debbie Capobianco, 748-6300 or 704-2394. 101867
PANORAMIC RIVER VIEWS. 6th floor end unit offers a pool, Jacuzzi & club-
house. $299,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or587-4623. 99810
WESTSIDE 3BR/2BA home on a cul-de-sac w/fenced yard & heated pool. $295,000.
748-6300. Sandy Drapala, 725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 99729
BRAND NEW 3BR home near the river. Still time to pick your own colors & flooring!
No deed restrictions. $249,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 102006

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VIDEO RENTALS: Growing young business with
good lease. Price will grow as business does, so
now is the time to buy. Call Longview Realty at
383-6112 (confidentiality agreement required for
details). $60,000.



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

SERVERS NEEDED: All shifts. Right now great
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's. 902 S. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria or call 778-3953.

DOMINO'S PIZZA now hiring part-time phone spe-
cialists. Must be at least 16 years old. Apply at
5604 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

ACE HARDWARE of Holmes Beach seeks perma-
nent full-time and part-time cashiers and sales as-
sociate. Trades people welcome. Apply in person.
3352 E. Bay Drive.

WANTED: PART-TIME breakfast/lunch line cook.
Apply in person at Minnie's Beach Cafe, 5360 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4140.

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-- ::: FRANKLIN : Q A IKER-
.... REALTY
'We ARE the island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com


KEY ROYALE GOLF club, a drug-free workplace
is looking for a part-time counter person. Apply in
person or call 778-3055.

POSITION AVAILABLE for person with minimum
one-year experience in the vacation rental busi-
ness. Job consists of training and supporting cus-
tomers using our rental management software
package. Some bookkeeping experience required
and ability to travel one week per month. Salary
range based upon experience. $27,000-plus. E-
mail resume to: apply@rental-network.com (no
phone contact please).

MATURE, EXPERIENCED retail salesperson for
quality gift, art, antique shop. Part-time, flexible
schedule, some weekends. Please reply to: Mu-
seum Shoppe, fax 779-0258, e-mail
hmuseum@tampabay.rr.com.

HELP WANTED: Part-time chef/sous chef and
servers. Apply 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 journalism education, experience or back-
ground relevant to government reporting. E-mail
resumes to news@lslander.org, fax 778-9392 or
mail/deliver to office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.




5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
T cal 941-779-2580
ro al Fax: 941 779-2602



DESIRABLE BEAN POINT!


Gulfview, 3BR/2BA, open floor plan, across
the street from beach access. $745,000.
Call Larry Albert 725-1074.





I've helped these folks move since
January 1, 2004

J. Maher
R. Turner
iJ. Busch
M. Fattoross
J. Herold
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J. Cushman
P. Fitch
A. Quasada
P. DeMarco
G. Dahl
J. McConnell
R. Strenge
C. Anness
V. Sandford
A. Klint

I thank you one and all!


BEAUTIFUL BAY PALMS 3BR/2.5BA canalfront
home recently 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 sf of
living area. $725,000.


Aarina Pointe

Realty Co.

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

Summer Rentals Available





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


REGISTERED NURSE AVAILABLE for private
duty. Available days, evenings or weekends. Li-
censed and insured. References available. Call
586-4838.

ISLAND-BASED LADY has vacancy for afternoon
personal-care companion. Clean and run errands.
References available. Call 778-7154.

C.N.A. HOME HEALTHCARE provider. Available
Monday-Friday, daytime. Call 755-1889. CPR
Certified.

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


Camellia Properties
Vacation Rentals & Property Management
www.camelliaproperties.com
More than 35 Gulffront rentals to choose from.
Call us last! Best rates on the beach!






LaCosta condominium Marbella Condominium
Family Friendly Gulffront Luxury
2-Bedroom Condominiums 2 & 3-Bedroom Condominiums
One-Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000


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

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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $30 per hour- free ad-
vice. 545-7508.

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

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, 778-3620.


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K.A.S. CLEANING: Employee owned, servicing pri-
vate homes, condo, rentals and seasonal homes.
Concierge services and home watch. Barefoot Es-
tate Management, 730-5318.

McEVOY PAINTING: Frank McEvoy owner. Inte-
rior and exterior work. Free estimates. Call 750-
8467 or cell, 713-1208.

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.

RENTERS MOVING OUT? Get those carpets
clean and have them dry in one-two hours not
days. Call Daniel Willis at 518-9489 for your free
estimate.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable,
dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional
Cleaning, 778-7770. References available.

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


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DISCOVER PILATES: On-going class at Anna
Maria Island Art League, 6-7pm Wednesdays, $8/
class, drop-ins welcome. Call 778-2099 for informa-
tion. Also at G.T. Bray Activity Center starting March
16. Call 742-5974 for information. Certified Pilates
Instructor Preston Whaley Jr.

DESIGN/CREATIVE SERVICES. Specializing in
business cards, flyers, postcards, rackcards,
doorhangers, brochures, custom greeting cards,
logos and design services. Phone us 778-2523.

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.

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

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

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

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



CANAL HOME
if._ .-= .. =B Impeccable 3 BR/2BA
: '". :.. Partial bay views
3 car Garage
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cap. "Your perfect
place in paradise". Tastefully
Updated 2BR home with
... .. many extras. Open floor
plan, great for entertaining! Wonderful second home or investment
property. Great rental history. Offered at $537,000.
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE
P <*,"}' of this ground-level Gulffront
I '' 1 designer-decorated condo.
...... ... .. .. Stroll out your glassed-in lanai
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Call Today!
I (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


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


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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
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.

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

AMERICA'S BEST LAWN Care Inc. Professional,
affordable and insured. Free estimates. 224-1153.

SCOTT D'S LAWNCARE: Insured. Commercial and
residential. Pressure washing. Get rid of cobwebs,
surface dirt and mold. Clean decks and driveways.
Call 812-2566.


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

Thanks for saying "I saw it jn

The Islander
The best news on Anna Maria since 1992




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Real Estate, Inc.
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Asking $899,000.
PRICE REDUCED! Enjoy sparkling Gulf views from, this
fabulous towrnhouse featuring great room with wood-
burnilng fireplace, separate dining room, twVo master
suites, walk-in closets, utility, two-car garage, outdoor
shower. Unwind in the privacy of your ovn blue lagoon
pool to the soothing sounds of the waterfall and nearby
surf. Asking $799,900.
OLD FLORIDA LIVING is what you will enjoy in this 9BR/
2BA Key West-style home located on 210-feet of natural
waterfront with no bndge obstruction to the bay. Fea-
tures include wrap-around deck, large yard with lots of
room for expansion and for a pool, boat dock with wa-
ter/electric and lots more Asking $649,900.
EVERYONE'S DREAM OF PARADISE Nothing between
this sweet cottage and the Gulf of Mexico but sea oats
and white-sand beach. Gulftront parcel, survey available.
Asking $3,450,000.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS DIAL

DARCIE DUNCAN
S -" CRS, GRI, Broker

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STRAIGHT SHOiT 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. $35/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, "shell phone"
720-0770.



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

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

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

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

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

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


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$379,000 ISLAND CONDO
Spacious ground-floor 1BR/IBA
end unit at 5400. Steps to beach
and pool. Kitchen with lots of
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INVESTORS: Island duplex ANNA MARIA beachhouse
close to beach. Great rental with guest cottage, and sepa-
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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/isa. 720-0794.

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

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements
Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabi-
nets 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.

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





Boyd 4Realty
EST. 1952
coASTAL coTTAC e
village of Avwa Maria. completely
reYnovated to Coastal Liang vumagcazLine
staccndiars! sR/2BA, hardwood
fLoors, firetpace avd terrace. TWO
bLoc0s to beach! 50)9,000. Brelda
Boyd May, BroZer, 79-2233.


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.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR and Lawn Care: Light
carpentry, pressure washing, handyman, plumbing
and electrical, light hauling, tree trimming. Call 778-
6170 or 447-2198.

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

$SAVE$ TILE PAINT: Professional craftsmen if
you don't call us you're paying too much! Free es-
timate, established 1982. 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.


Tfie Islander
Thanks for reading the best
news on Anna Maria Island
since 19921


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PALM ISLAND HARBORFRONT escape. Se-
cluded Key West-style with dock. Access by ferry.
Fishing, shelling, wildlife. $125/night, $800/week.
Also, Cortez cottage, $950/month, $500/week. Call
794-5980 or www.divefish.com.

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

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

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are
complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/
week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or 737-
1121. www.abeachview.com.

RENTALS RENT advertise in The Islander.


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HOLMES BEACH
UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Two beautiful 3/2 homes at 306
56th St. Still time to choose your favorite colors. Excellent
values at $515,000 and $565,000.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
Beautiful 80 x 215 lot in Northwest Bradenton. Build your
dream home from your plans or ours. 2203 88th St. Ct.
N.W. $120,000

5500 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7127
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This superbly located 2BR/2BA, direct Gulffront apartment offers endless
views of sea, sand and sky! Amenities include a spacious Gulffront great room,
almond kitchen with handy pass-through to dining area and ceiling fans
throughout. Live the Island dream for only $750,00! $695,000.
VIDEO TOUR _
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REALTORS


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


NEW LISTING AT NORTH END
Great opportunity to own a 2BR/
2BA house in the heart of the north
end of Anna Maria, just steps to the
bay and a few blocks from the Gulf.
Large lot with room for pool located
close to restaurants, trolley, shops
and fishing piers. Priced to sell at
$457,500. Call Susan Hatch, Real-
tor, 778-7616 eves.


BRINDA BOYD MAY. LICI:NSlm RliAI. ESTATE: BROKER
(941) 779-2233 1-800-813-7517
WWW.BOYDREALTY.US
409 PINE AVENUE


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Sandy' Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
Sice Quality & Dependable Service.
service Call us for your landscape
778.1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured

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Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
1! r.r - Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
._ Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


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Office: (941) 778-2246 792- 8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com

Christine's Cleaning Service *747-1715
Commercial & Residential
Daily Weekly Bi Weekly Monthly
Move Ins Move Outs Deep Cleans
Licensed Bonded Insured


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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.

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

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/1 BA, completely renovated
and furnished. New washer/dryer, microwave.
Three-minute walk to beach. Off season, $500/week
$1,500/month. Call Ron, 795-2656.

VACATION RENTAL: 1 BR/1 BA duplex, three short
blocks to beach. Phone, premium cable TV, micro-
wave, washer/dryer, sleeps four. $1,800/month,
$550/week. Call 807-5627 or e-mail:
aalmengual @ msn.com.

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.

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.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, tennis,
pool, cable, water/sewer and trash included. Old
Florida Realty Co., 778-3377, or Sharon 778-3730.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, $900/
month; 1BR/1BA, $650/month; 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer hookup, carport, $850. No pets. Dolores Baker
Realty, 778-7500.

RECENTLY REFURBISHED and nicely furnished
1BR/1BA ground-floor duplex with cheerful decor.
Just three short blocks to the beach. Walking dis-
tance to shopping and restaurants in downtown -
Holmes Beach. Includes phone, premium cable,
microwave, washer/dryer. Small pets OK. Available
now and accepting reservations for 2005. Winter
rates: $1,700/month, $550/week; summer rates:
$500/week. E-mail: aalmengual@msn.com or call
807-5626.

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.

REDUCED RENTAL during next six months of
beautifully furnished 3BR/2BA pool home near
Perico Causeway. Call for details, Coastal Proper-
ties Realty, 753-8709.

BAYFRONT HOUSE for rent annually. City of Anna
Maria. 3BR/2BA, private beach, immaculate.
$2,300/month. Call 778-3006.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, Bradenton Beach,
one block from beach. Must be clean, no pets. Call
(941) 625-2889 or 276-2011.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 218-B Palmetto Ave. 2BR/
2BA, furnished, washer/dryer, utilities, available
2005 season. $1,800/month. Call (813) 949-6891,
Tampa.

ANNUAL RENTAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA with garage.
Quiet location, washer/dryer hookup. S850/month.
Call Gabe, 374-5772.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTALS: Condos/houses
from $500/week; $1,500/month. Many Gulffront.
Call SunCoast Real Estate, (800) 732-6434.
www.suncoastinc.com.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Is-
land since 1992. Check us out on line
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ANNUAL RENTALS: 2104 Ave. B, 1BR/1BA du-
plex, furnished, no pets, $700/month; 211 82nd St.,
2BR/2BA duplex, pet OK, $995; 640 Broadway,
Longboat Key, 3BR/2BA house, pet OK, $1,200/
month; Perico Island, 2BR/2BA first-floor condo,
pond view, pet OK, carport. Includes water, pest,
cable, $1,100/month. SunCoast Real Estate, 779-
0202 or (800) 732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTALS: Condos and
houses from $500/week; $1,500/month. Many
Gulffront. 779-0202 or (800) 732-6434. SunCoast
Real Estate, www.suncoastinc.com.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA triplex unit in Holmes Beach.
Central heat and air, new carpet, short walk to
beach. Some utilities included. Nonsmoking. $750/
month. First, last and security. References required.
Call 778-1193.

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

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to beach, great neighbor-
hood, Holmes Beach. First, last, security. $875/
month. 778-5482.

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

WHITE MOUNTAINS New Hampshire: Escape the
Florida heat and rent our lovely townhouse, 2BR/
2.5BA, swimming pool, tennis court, near several
golf courses, no pets, nonsmoking. Monthly rental
only. $1,800/month. Call (978) 270-6051.


2BR/2BA ANNUAL RENTAL: Immaculate, new car-
pet, freshly painted, washer/dryer, dishwasher, cov-
ered parking, walk to Gulf. $825-$950/month.
Move-in special. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA ground-level home
with family room and two-car garage. Near beach
in Bradenton Beach. Marina Pointe Realty Co.,
779-0732.

WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA villa with dock and great
view. Furnished. June thru November $800-$1,000/
month. 778-2100 or 224-6521.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Perico Island, brand new 3BR/
2BA waterfront home with two-car garage. Associa-
tion, pool and tennis court. $1,500/month. Call An
Island Place Realty Inc., 779-0733.

ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA home with garage in
Holmes Beach. No pets. Call 778-7039.

RENTAL HOME: Remodeled, two blocks to beach,
3BR/2BA, spacious with fireplace, pool and outside
spa, two porches, front and back, completely pri-
vate, fence. Available immediately, must see. Call
773-0975.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, elevated, washer/dryer hook-
ups, storage, covered parking. No pets. $800/
month. Call 778-0954.

2BR/2BA ANNUAL RENTAL: Immaculate, new car-
pet. freshly painted, washer/dryer, dishwasher, cov-
ered parking, walk to Gulf. $825-$950/month.
Move-in special. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ANNA MARIA NORTH end 3BR/2BA furnished va-
cation home. Available now through October.
$1,600/month. (508) 944-9656. Steps to gorgeous
beach.

ANNUAL RENTALS Great move-in specials! 1BR/
1 BA from $630/month, most utilities included; 2BR/
1BA elevated duplex, $760/month; 2BR/2BA with
one-car garage, Florida room and lanai, $925/
month. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.





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ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA bayfront home, SUPER SAVINGS Place your reservations today!
$2,500/month; 3BR/2.5BA, direct bayfront home Call Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.
with heated pool, totally renovated, everything new,
ready for immediate occupancy. Call Betsy Hills SANDPIPER MOBILE: 55-plus, turnkey 1BR/1BA, /fbE/ eI/
Real Estate, P.A., at 778-2291. recently updated. Must see inside. Steps to beach. "Professional Excellence"
$550/month covers it all. Office 778-1140, owner Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
ARTIST'S STUDIO SUBLET available for rent May- (330) 686-8765. Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
.Licensed and Insured I J 778-3468
November. Conveniently located at the Anna Maria
Island Art League. Sink in studio. Bathroom, micro- POINTE WEST VILLA 2BR/2BA, pet OK. $1,000/
wave on premises. $75/month. Call 778-2099. month. Call Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304. Tile Installations by Cliff Streppone

ANNUAL RENTALS! Island townhome, 2BR/2.5BA, SAN REMO CONDO: Central air conditioning, 0/ (941) 587-1649
across from beach with pool, $1,300/month; 3BR/ clean, quiet. On canal and just off Bradenton Beach. Beautiful floors and walls for ever) roomn
1BA canal home with garage and dock, $1,200/ $755/month. Call 447-6278 or preview at .-
month; 1 BR/1 BA San Remo condo with dock, $800/ www.Highland-lnvestments.com.
month; 2BR/2BA elevated Island duplex, $750/
month. Call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty, 778-2246. ANNA MARIA BAYSIDE cottage. Pet friendly f
(with deposit), 2BR/1BA. Summertime rates: $75/ allies
BOOKING NOW for 2005: Perico Bay Club, one day; $300/week; $1,000/month. Two-day mini- F O iea
month OK. $2,500/month. Martha, RE/MAX mum. 778-0542. 423 Cortez Rd. W.* Bradenton 752-9777
Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777.
upstream Realty, 7 ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1BA house, one block to America's Best
VACATION RENTAL Seaside Gardens. Charming beach, $1,100/month; 3BR/2BA, pool, hot tub, one L n Care Inc
3BR/2BA with all amenities. $2,000/month. Call Liz, block to beach, $2,000/month. RE/MAX Excellence, Lawn Care Inc.
(305) 387-0135. Debbie Thrasher 518-7738, or e-mail: Professional Affordable Insured Free Estimates
DebMThrasher@aol.com. 224-1 153
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA Conquistador 224-
mid-rise. Water, cable included, pool. Call Martha, NORTHWEST BRADENTON house. 3BR/2BA two- -i T Don't leave the
RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777. The Islander ,s w o
car garage, six month lease, $990/month. Real I
GULFFRONT 1BR/1 BA, ground floor, full kitchen, Estate Mart, 756-1090.
covered porch. $650/week. 101 73rd St., Holmes
boatslip. $650/week. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
STEPS TO BEACH Annual, unfurnished, 2BR/
BRADENTON BEACH/CORTEZ area: 1BR/1BA,
1BA with washer/dryer. Pets OK. $800/month.0.
fully furnished, resort style. Utilities, cable included.
Call 778-0292.
Shared laundry room. $950/month. First, last, secu-
rity. 761-2725 .
HOLMES BEACH LARGE 2BR/2BA, den, laundry, rity. 761-2725. JWN -
steps to Gulf. $975/month plus electric. North OPEN HOUSE: SANDPIPER RESORT CO-OP Inc. ADINA HUSAK, REALTOR
Bradenton Beach, spacious 2BR/2BA, laundry, cov- 55-plus community. Rent or buy shares available. Ich spreche Dcutsch
ered parking, bay views. $850/month, plus electric. Open house Saturday, May 8, noon-4pm. 2601 Gulf C(ll to find your dre77a hO)e
778-5412 or (585) 473-9361. Drive N., Bradenton Beach. 778-1140.41) 778-2246 (800) 211-2323

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach. LONGBOAT KEY NORTH END: Furnished 2BR/ ust visiting EN-JOY
Newly remodeled, new everything. Across from 1BA house. Flexible lease, $1,200/month. Real paradise7e --- -
beach. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770. Estate Mart, 756-1090. CLEANING
CLEANING
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex, nice, four SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. The Islander Commercial
rooms, 1BR/1 BA, one-and-a-half blocks to beach. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, Dont leave the lland VResidential
$800/month, plus utilities, first, last, security, shopping and restaurants. 778-3875. Web site withouttaking tirne Vacation
778-2651. 2spinnakers.com to subscribe. Visit us at
5404 Marina Dr., island Call Joy
___ -_ _5__Shopping Center. Holmes 25 Years experience
SEASONAL RENTALS Anna Maria Island and Lido Beach or ca94 81ll24Yea
Key. Call Deborah Thrasher, RE/MAX Excellence, HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful 978- ( ) 82-
518-7738 ore-mail DeborahThrasher@Remax.net. 12,100 sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor. ......................""..........
Gated community in Cortez. $265,000 includes UNCAN
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach. 800 sf. dock for boat up to 35-feet Longview Realty, 383- Real Estate, Inc
Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770. 6112, or George Noble, 685-3372. -m t
FURNISHED UPDATED 1BR/1BA. Clean, non- THREE LONGBOAT LOTS on General Harris |
smoking, no pets. First, last, one month security. Street, total of 1.3 acres (MOL). Offered at $400K
$600/month. Mature individual. 778-6511. each. Longview Realty, 383-6112.
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LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE: Tranquil waterfront
community offers everything you've been looking
for. Deep-water boat docks, short walk to gor-
geous beaches, tropical setting and carefree liv-
ing. Two brand new quality built homes with spa-
cious floor plans and many upgrades starting at
$638,500 and three homesites starting at
$240,000. Call Tina Rudek or Mike Migone of
Wedebrock Real Estate, 383-5543.

THE SEA OATS, 2201 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Seize the limited-time opportunity to ob-
tain at preconstruction prices a condo in a small
complex of 8 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 Guy, 284-5469.

SELL it fast wtih an ad in The Islander.

LOT FOR SALE: Cleared and ready to build. This
lot is two short blocks to the Gulf in the village of
Anna Maria. Offered at $295,000. Call Green Real
Estate, 778-0455.

WANTED: 2BR cottage on Anna Maria with room to
expand, quiet street. Jay White, (952) 925-0616 or
jaywhitel @sprintmail.com.


WATERFRONT LOTS and homes between
Englewood and Boca Grande. Six lots with sea-
walls and three ground-level waterfront homes.
Deep water, no bridges, one tip lot directly on
Intracoastal and bay. Your dock to the Gulf in three
minutes. Last chance for affordably prices water-
front lots from $259,000; homes from $319,000.
(570) 943-2516.

LOW CAJUN, LOW Cajun, Low Cajun. No not the
new fad to replace the Atkins just getting your at-
tention about a very nice canalfront home for sale
on 59th Street in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA with bay
views. Asking $519,000. 778-4773.


ALL UNREASONABLE OFFERS refused! That's
right for the right offer you can buy this wonderful
2BR/2BA, single-car garage canalfront home. Lo-
cated in Holmes Beach with bay views. Asking
$519,000.778-4773.


BAYVIEWS with room to expand. Come with this
2BR/2BA canalfront home. Single-story, one-car
garage. 1,764 sf. Mature landscaping. Half-block to
Holmes Beach city park, city hall, library complex.
Asking $519,000. 778-4773.

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


DOH is what Homer Simpson said when asked if
this home was a great buy. Come on by and see
why. 509 59th St., Holmes Beach. Asking
$519,000. 778-4773.

ANNA MARIA BEACH/BAYFRONT: Two homes
on one lot. White sand beach. $1,699,000. Gabe
Buky, Coldwell Banker, 374-5772.

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

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT! Lovely 3BR/2BA
home totally renovated with new roof. New dock
and lift with no bridges to bay! Offered at $620,000.
602 Baronet Lane. 778-8590 or 720-7052.

GOLF CLUB GARDENS 3BR/2.5BA with pool,
new roof, air conditioning, tile, carpet, kitchen
with wood cabinets, remodeled baths, large lot
includes workshop. $197,500. Sunset Interna-
tional Realty, 755-4489.

NORTH END 2BR/2BA near Gulf beach. Sun deck,
screened porch, working fireplace, solar. $490,000.
Call 778-2665.

VILLAGE GREEN 2BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Fenced yard, cul-de-sac. Call 761-4404 or 504-
0500. Great house! $171,000.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
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SUNBOW BAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA GULF BREEZE CONDO 2BR/2BA direct HUGE 6-7BR/4BA ISLAND HOME Turnkey
complex has heated pool, elevators and ten- Gulffront with lots of windows to see for furnished and just steps to the beach. Two car-
nis courts. Great location walk or bike ride miles, both front and side! Beautifully turnkey ports plus a garage, new roof, new appliances,
to the beach and shopping. $259,000. Call furnished great weekly rental. Only four pride of ownership is apparent. Do not miss one
Nicole Skaggs or Jane Grossman at units in complex. $750,000. Cindy Grazar, of the best values on the Island. $535,000. Call
778-4800. 504-6176. Nicole Skaggs or Jane Grossman at 778-4800.


BAY WATCH Special second top-floor unit with GULF AND BAYVIEWS This unit has it all! STATELY ISLAND HOME on sailboat water
no neighbors. Excellent condition with new tile, 2BR/2BA with two balconies and views of the canal. New in 2000. 5BR/5.5BA, large pool,
carpet, door and much more. You won't find a bay and Gulf. Turnkey furnished. Totally up- coral fireplace, 3,700 sq.ft., 3 A/C zones.
cleaner unit. Good rental history in rental- dated and cleaner than new. Enjoy the Three stories of living area. $995,000.
friendly complex. Private setting with boat/fish- heated pool and private boat dock. Great Quentin Talbert, 704-9680.
ing dock and private pool setting. Steps to su- rental income. $379,000. Call Denny
perior beach area. $349,000. Dave Vande Rauschl, 725-3934 or 778-4800.
Verde, 778-4800 or 725-4800.


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Seats 25. Low Overhead! partial Gulf view Walk
to beach! Seller motivated bring offers! The usual:
,s* Appointments a must! Confidentiality agreement
Serequired for financial. $89,900.
9908 Gulf Drive4-3708
Anna Maria Call Laura McGeary, 941-704-3708
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4BR/3BA canalfront home with dock and davits.
Direct access to Tampa Bay and Intracoastal Water-
way. Large master suite, charming airy family room
opens onto caged pool and Jacuzzi. Barrel-tile roof.
Turnkey furnished. $779,000.

ISLAND TRIPLEX
2BR/1.5BA plus 1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA. Great
investment! Watch the sunset as you collect rent from
these charming units. Easy to see, call for appointment.
Just steps to beautiful beach. $749,000.

ANNA MARIA CITY
2BR/2BA charming home in lush, private, tropical setting.
Vaulted ceiling, fireplace, ceramic tile, brick deck. One block
to bay and piers. Near beautiful beach. $549,000.

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.

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

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.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $700 / month
SEASONAL RENTALS
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DUPLEX Lowest priced duplex on the Island.
One block to beach. 3BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA.
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VERY LARGE 5BR/5BA home or duplex set
up to be either. Ground-level two-story home,
two blocks to beach, one block to bay.


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VIEWS THAT GO ON FOREVER from
this 15th floor, .downtown Sarasota
bayfront condominium. Royal St. Andrew
offers security, in-house maintenance and
management, an exercise facility, sauna,
heated pool and extra storage. The kitchen
has been updated. Don't miss this opportu-
nity for endless sunsets and a great lifestyle.
$495,000. MLS# 101973



4212 Redfish Ct............. $575,000
307 Iris St. .................... $495,000
106 Gull Dr. .................. $590,000
243 Willdw Ave.............. $849,000
229 Gladiolus St. .......... $659,000
1102 Riverside Dr......... $1,490,000
8401 Marina Dr............. $750,000
530 Key Royale Dr......... $749,900
2908 Avenue E(4-plex).. $1,999,000
Bridgeport #201 ............. $585,000
Martinique North #101..... $595,000
La Casa Costiera #11 .... $1,200,000
Waters Edge #110N ....... $759,000
5400 Condos #32 .......... $580,000
516 56th St ................... $599,000
609 Concord Ln............. $559,000
Waters Edge #109S....... $899,000
631 Foxworth Lane ....... $1,375,000
623 Foxworth Lane.......... $689,000
2500 N. Gulf Dr. (Duplex) ........ $2,600,000
5609 Gulf Dr. ................ $769,000


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3603 4th Ave. .............. $1,099,000
4003 5th Ave. ................ $879,000
4005 5th Ave ................ $879,000
104 7th St So.(Duplex) .... $599,000
2914 Avenue E........... $1,595,000
6909 Holmes Blvd. ..........$289,000
747 Jacaranda Rd. (Lot) ... $389,000
6811 Palm Dr. (Duplex) ... $499,000
412 Bay Palms Dr............ $499,900
100 7th St So.(Duplex) .... $750,000
727 Jacaranda ............... $699,000
402 71st. St .................. $475,000
411 Spring Ave................ $599,500
111 75th St. ................... $775,000
213 76th St ................... $439,000
218 Gladiolus ................ $495,000


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427 Pine Ave. ................ $695,000
Business Opportunity .... $2,490,000
Palmetto House B&B..... $1,490,000
877 No. Shore Dr......... $2,750,000
Business and Real Estate ... $1,690,000



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By Elizabeth

Across
1 Mount held sacred by
.pilgrims
5 "Greatest Love (#1
Whitney Houston song)
10 Unloads (on)
15 Livestock feed
19 Apple product for audio-
philes
20 Psychologist's study
22 Bivouac
24 Big name in Art Deco
25 K-12, in education
26 One earning rewards
28 "You ... will ... !"
29 Warbler
31 "Faint heart won...
32 Firefly's young
34 Atlantic City hotspot, with
"the"
35 O, for one
38 Common project in shop
class
40 Singer James
41 Genetics lab study
42 Very recently
44 Part of E.E.C.: Abbr.
45 Hanoi holiday
47 Electric Co.
49 "Rouen Cathedral" painter
50 Derby
52 Set on
55 Multicolored
57 George's lyrical brother
59 Favorable position
62 Worthy of page one
66 Looped handle, in
archaeology
67 Shipped
69 Alphabet trio
70 Safecracker
72 magic!"
73 Transcript stat.
74 Range maker
75 Rowlands of "Another
Woman"
76 Puffin, for one
77 Online guffaw
78 Blow
80 _-ovo vegetarian


V FORMATION
C. Gorski / Edited by \
82 Arm offerer
84 N.Y.C. drive, with "the"
85 Dennis of the N.B.A.
87 Boy toy?
88 Rev.'s address
89 Kind of special
92 Double-decker, e.g.
93 Sanctioned
96 Michael and others
99 Jumps (out)
100 Shoot the breeze
101 Tip off
102 Daddy-o
104 Former sporty Pontiacs
106 "Tsk, tsk!"
107 Judge Lance
108 Make _dash for
109 "Strange Magic" band, for
short
110 Sniffish sort
111 Painter Magritte
112 Foreign assembly
114 1996 Beatles hit
118 Spike's greeting
119 Made like
120 Top
122 Green land?
124 __living (bring home
the bacon)
126 Paris daily, with "Le"
129 Classic cars, popularly
132 High
133 Chaotic condition
136 Daughter of Cadmus
137 Retriever
140 Drive away
142 -Caps (candy)
143 Formerly
144 Resisting
146 "I'll be back in _!"
147 Swab
149 Mobutu Seko of Zaire
150 3-Down, for one
157 They're tops
158 Pull an all-nighter
159 Palliate
160 "The Little Clock" poet
Wylie
161 Part of a pot
162 "Beetle Bailey" pooch


Will Shortz


163 Like some neutrals
164 Guam's capital, old-style
165 Operatic prince

Down
1 Party
2 Transfer, as a computer
file
3 Artist born
April 26, 1785
4 "Gotcha"
5 Klutz
6 Shed stuff
7 Had a little lamb?
8 Subject of a lic.
9 The Fighting Tigers of the
Southeastern Conf.
10 Can't stand
11 Locked up
12 12th-century year
13 Janis of stage and screen
14 Troutlike fish
15 Persian cry
16 Garden spots
17 Camper's jelly
18 "Yo!"
21 One of the Islas Baleares
23 Tropical flower in florists'
shops
27 Modern, to Beethoven
30 Alcatraz inmate
33 Pink flamingo, for one
36 AARP target
37 Stopped fooling around
38 Person likely to have
binoculars
39 Old antisubversive grp.
43 "Star Wars" character
46 kwon do
48 Project's end?
51 To be, to Gigi
53 Authority
54 Corralled animal
55 Doctor's aid
56 Like some estates
58 Writer Quindlen
60 Egg holders
61 Equilibriums
63 3-Down work
64 Plot


Monogram on a scarf
Like plastic slipcovers
St. Peter's station
crossroads
Lovers' conveyance
Downing St. V.I.P.'s
Prairie home
Unpolished
Monk's title
Linguist Chomsky
Sit-up target
Pet shop bagful
Jell-O maker
Novelist Malraux
It helps you get a leg up
Peace disturbers
U.S. general's com-
mand


Egrets and herons
Sit
Pinhead
Go on and on
Actress Gardner
Phone no. add-on
Time piece
Golfers' delights
Ring events
"Don't think so!"
Capacity
Total disaster
Flip
Attacks
Garden fixtures
Pageant wear
Must
Big shooter


138 Others, to Jorge
139 1965 Moody Blues hit
141 Classical opener?
145 San _, Italian Riviera
city
148 Kyrgyzstan range
151 "Lord, is_?":
Matthew
152 Motor add-on
153 Singer's job
154 New York minute
155 Junior
156 Part of a chorus line?


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