|UFDC Home||myUFDC Home | Help|
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Skimming the news ... Hoop stars shine on Anna Maria Island ... See page 20.
T Anna Maria
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
OK given to
By Diana Bogan
The proposal for a charter middle school on Anna
Maria Island was approved by the Manatee County
School Board in a 4-1 vote Jan. 22.
The board gave the charter school applicants a pro-
visional approval after finding there are still outstand-
ing issues that need to be resolved.
"We want to see charter schools succeed if they
meet a need." said Frank Brunner, school board mem-
ber and head the board's evaluation committee. "Cer-
tainly. due to potential overcrowding at King Middle
School, we have a need."
Before that need can be met, however, the found-
ing committee for the Island's charter school must
commit itself on several issues, including the location
of the school.
"Without a building, we can't have a contract,"
stated Harry Kinnan, a school board member.
Marlene West, founding member of the Island
charter school, said she has been approached with some
new leads on developing a location for the school and
the committee is already in the process of researching
options to work with a local developer.
Another promising lead they are researching is the use
of modules, which is a solution that many public
'I remember how the
pulled together to
provide a media
center and I know
that the community
will do whatever
School board member
and West say they expect the
schools, use when they
need to provide more
classroom or office
In addition to supply-
ing the school board
with a contract for an
approved site, the
founding board must
also document the
source of the projected
$100,000 listed in its
funds will come either
from a line of credit with a management company or
from grants. They are in the process of getting infor-
mation for the Walton grant, which is specifically
geared toward the needs of charter schools.
Still more areas of concern were brought to the
attention of the founding committee. Documents veri-
fying the school's nonprofit status and articles of incor-
poration, as well as verification of liability insurance
are among the top concerns.
The provisional approval gives the founding com-
mittee until April 2 to obtain the documentation cited.
The school board will then vote for final approval.
"I commend this committee," said board mem-
ber Barbara Harvey. "I remember how the Island
community pulled together to provide a media cen-
ter and I know that the community will do whatever
"We CIICOlurage commuLnity involvement,"' said
Hutcheson, "It will take community support to get the
school open by August."
Volume 9, no. 11, Jan. 24, 2001 FREE
"i ~ ~ 5I\( 1 9/C--
>; 'l~ .
Say cheese, please
Photographers and crew for Eddie Baiter shoot t the Anna Maria City Pier. The clothing company will
.feature the pier and area beaches in its upcoming summer catalogue, according to Richard Johnson of Eddie
Bauer. So, why Anna Maria? "It's obvious, Johnson said. "It's very pretty. here and the weather is a little
better than it is in New York." Islander Photo: David Futch
Anna Maria reacts to dog beach
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria residents are weighing in with their
opinions about the proposal to establish a designated
dog park on the bay.
Resident Cindy Moller asked the city commission
to set aside space on the bay where unleashed dogs can
swim and run free.
Moller said she received many calls about the pro-
posal and all have been favorable.
"I have a list of 16 people who called and said they
would like to be involved in the project." Moller said.
"They offered to take around petitions and get sig-
natures and to do anything else I needed to help," she
Dr. John Cella expressed concerns about the un-
healthy levels of bacteria measured in the waters there.
At the commission meeting where Moller made her
presentation, Cella said he had grave concerns about
contamination that would result from a designated dog
Cella said since the only body of water in Mana-
tee County that allows animals is also the only body of
water showing contamination by E. coli and entero-
cocci, he believes that proves that allowing animals on
the beach would expose people, especially children, to
Moller said she talked to the Florida Department of
1,Environmelntal Protection and is getting information
about the pollution in the waters aroLund the Palmna Sola
Causeway. She said she is collecting information slat-
ing the contamination is not caused by animals, but by
runiofT and human problems.
Meanwhile, four people have called or written to
officials at Anna Maria City Hall opposing a desig-
nated dog beach.
Carolyn Anderson said she is staying in rental
property near the bay, and she has concerns about dogs
on the beach.
Anderson said she has her 8- and 1 I-year-old chil-
PLEASE SEE DOG BEACH, PAGE 4
Put on your dancin' shoes
St. Bernard Catholic Church's Ladies
Guild will host its annual Polish dinner and
dance Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. Reserva-
tions required ... see inside.
Travel via osmosis
Yearning to go, but stuck at home? Join
James and Ruth Hyndman Saturday, Jan. 27
at 2:30 p.m. for a travel epilogue on the Ori-
ent Express at the Island Library. More inside.
Do it yourself
Learn the secrets of creating beautiful
custom ceramic tiles from Jane Fitzgerald at
a free demonstration Saturday, Jan. 27 at Is-
land Gallery West, Holmes Beach. More in-
I 'I --I- I-- I I '
. ,L I I .... .. . . - 1. I -
PAGE 2 N JAN. 24. 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Pier work continues
Workers with Commercial Divers International
Inc. began work Monday to replace the deck along the
length of the 600-foot Bradenton Beach City Pier.
Building Official Roger Titus said fishers at the
popular pier at the east end of Bridge Street may be
inconvenienced, but patrons of the Bridge Street Pier
and Cafe will not be interrupted in their dining.
"The restaurant will be able to remain open," Titus
said, adding that workers will replace decking at the
restaurant after the cafe has closed in the evening.
Work will start at the west end of the pier and pro-
ceed eastward to the "T," Titus added.
Completion of the $184,000 project is expected to
be by late March. The work includes repairing cracks
in 74 badly damaged pilings on the pier, replacing the
supporting braces and replacing the wooden deck.
City commissioners agreed to waive fishing fees at
the pier during construction.
Construction materials and debris will be stored at
Coquina Beach for the pier work, and transported to the
pier by barge.
The decision was made by commissioners to re-
place the decking at the same time as the piling repairs.
Funds to pay for the pier work come from a special
account, paid by franchisee George Meier of the cafe.
Brad Yount replaces decking at the Bradenton Beach City Pier, part ofa $184,000 renovation project at the
facility. Islander Photo: David Futch
From Anna Maria to Ellenton and points in between, you're sure to find
art, antiques and collectibles as much fun as the discovery. There are
places to go "antiquing" that you're certain to find the treasure you're lo
IEE I) ST 'OR
4407 Hwy 301, Ellenton
(Exit 43 -1 mile West of 1-75)
Open Mon-Sat 10-5 Sunday 12-5
1/ 50 Quality Dealers
i l i II 1F 1 0 ^, j ,i j l i JI
ANTIIQES ON TIAVENEI
A multi-dealer mall offering furniture,
sterling, fine glassware, linens,
depression glass, toys and more.
WE BUY AND SELL
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm
794-6633 7437 MANATEE AVENUE WEST
S MANATEE WEST PLAZA NEXT TO ALBERTSONS
S "10,000 feet of air-conditioned showroom"
WE BUY AND SELL ESTATES
1250 10th St. E. Hwy 301 N. Palmetto 729-5282
Dennis Dick, Proprietor Open Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun noon-5
WHITFIELD EXCHANGE INC
Consignment Shop "Simply the Best"
S8,000 Square Feet of Quality Furniture,
Deco Items, Housewares, Glassware,
Collectibles, Antiques and More!
Accepting Quality Consignments
751-4045 6807 14th Street West Bradenton
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 10-5 pm
Wed 10-8 pm Sat 10-4 pm
^Bmrli iT r* U g a
okV I I I ry
Wy Anna Maria Island's
Largest Antique Mall
M ANTIQUES & ART AL-9
9807 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 779-2501
; eg qUeOS0 B qCefG e G rpMeraere oera eqO gI Q(g- W aZ orV erdaW eG
Sin ny' u AnZUlQU5 & AKr
I Sturd ay Jan. 279 8 am
Monday-Saturday 10-5:30pm Sunday 1 4ish
5600 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 779-1773
Call your advertising
Rebecca Barnett or
Feature your business here -
cash in on 7he IslinCder! Call 778-7978.
Sexually explicit items in
new beach store irritateparent
V. ; .. . *. *; ', . -, .
L BYolner and David Futch open displays of sex no e'tlues. .
'An 1 I-'-ye-ii glrl cpime home from a shopping "This s ia.fariily commnnity,'.WhimVrire. said.
trip to a nearby stra'Aking questions that floored her "WhyPldtheya handise lke that at a beach
mother. J ,.. ,y:,-:' .sore? Who are these people anyway?" she asked.
Wendy Johnsoi said her.daughter visid rdently Beach Unlimited is part of chain of stores falling
opened Beach Unlimited in Holmes Beach in'tre new under the corporate name Marco-Destin Inc., 1040
plaza between Publix and Crow der Bros. Hardware and N.W. 33rd St., Miami. The owner is Eliezer Tabib, who
turnedd with questions about merchandise iit.the store has 19 stores in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and
- questions about sexual terms she'd seen on some Tennessee.
items. .. Jay Ardan, Marco-Destin Inc. senior purchasing
The girl and her 9-year-old brother also reported officer, saidthe company pulled all questionable items
observing numerous items in the store of a sexually ex- off its shelves at the Holmes Beach location as soon as
plicit nature penis pasta, candies and other novelties, the company found out there was a problem.
Johnson was so shocked that she jumped in her car "We are part of the community and we want to fit
and drove to the store to look for herself. in," Ardan said from his Miami office. "They're nov-
Among the novelties she observed were a card elty items. Some towns are more conservative than
describing sexual uses of a banana and the penis pasta, others. A place like Key West or Miami, people laugh
clearly displayed on shelves in the store for all to see. at this stuff. We're not here to shock anyone. We want
"I was shocked," Johnson said, to be part of the town. We've never had a police officer
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said she come into a store and indicate there was a problem. We
hasn't visited the store, but she has concerns if there are know we can't please everyone."
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police
Said an officer looked over some of the novelty items
and told the manager there were some complaints.
"From what our officer was told, the manager said
they were going to remove some items," Stephenson
Said. "They're going to address the issue and move
some of the stuff to other parts of the store. They're
talking about placement elsewhere. We're in a positive
motion. We've got the start of a good working relation-
ship with Beach Unlimited."-
Stephenson said there is a county ordinance that
deals with how many square feet are in the store and
how much or how many items may be sold as explicit
Beach Unlimited on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach "Though some of this stuff may be offensive, it
offered sexually explicit noveltiesbfor sale on open may not be explicit because some of it's pasta and some
display shelves until complaints were lodged with of it's candy," Stephenson said.
polic. Isltndler Rhoto. Bonner tchi Thee people ac tile f 0Ior the long unll," he added.
THE ISLANDER i JAN. 24, 2001 PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Jan. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: dis-
cussion of purchase of vehicles, setback variance re-
quest for 900 North Shore/520 North Bay, home occu-
pation license request by Charles Webb, 502 Magno-
lia Ave., Eddie Bauer Co. photo shoot request and pub-
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Jan. 24, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting,
continuation of personal watercraft rental issue in 1300
block Gulf Drive.
Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
on special exception for parking, 102 First St. N. -
Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m., city commission and department
head work session.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Feb. 1, Islander-sponsored Anna Maria City Commis-
sion candidate forum, Anna Maria City Hall. Meet the
candidates at 6:30 p.m.; forum starts at 7 p.m.
Johnson said she felt bad about what happened
because she likes the store.
"They have nice clothes and good prices," Johnson
said. "It's just a shame they have items like boxes of
Penis Pasta on top of a clothing display where my chil-
dren can see it. If they want to sell sexually explicit
things like this, it should be behind a counter or in a
place marked for adults only. It just blew my mind. It's
just not right. My kids came home and started asking
me all these questions. I wasn't sure what to tell them."
Searching for cuisine with
.-. :... -. . ,
Get crystal-clear reception on over 200 channels
Miu all thaea rthar fAturae~ s
.. Time Warner Satellite
ALL Local Broadcast Channels at No Extra Cost Yes No
Service Without Any Long Term Contracts to Sign Yes No
30 Day Money Back Guarantee Yes No
Exclusive Local News & Weather with Bay News 9 Yes No
Service Without Expensive Equipment to Buy or Maintain Yes No
Free Exchange of Equipment as Technology Advances Yes No
No Programming Charges on Additional Televisions Yes No
High Speed Internet Access with Road Runner Yes No
In-Home Service Calls at No Extra Charge! Yes No
ted iFREEi" installation on up o miree ouune
First 3 months of Time Warner's Digital Multimedia Value Package at HALF PRICE
110a FREE Road Runner Installation
OQie First 2 months of Road Runner service only $19.95 per month
al_ the time
AqOW I.sma UNTDM-
C O M M U N I C A T 1 0 N S
Some restrictions apply. New customers in Time Warner servicable areas only. Free Installaton offer applies to standard Installation on up to thrm outlets.
Custom installations are additional. Equipment may be required for some services. Road Runner laptop installation $99.95. Offer expires 02/22/01
BREAKFAST IS BACK!
Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch Tuesday-Sunday from 8 a.m.
Dinner from 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. (Closed Monday)
Formerly Chez Andre ~ New Decor and Wine Bar!
~ Incredible dining without surfside pricing ~
Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach
PAGE 4 E JAN. 24, 2001 M THE ISLANDER
Drought prompts few Island water warnings
By Paul Roat
Watering restrictions in the wake of
the ongoing drought are either being ad-
hered to by most Islanders, or enforcement
of watering rules is lax.
It appears that Holmes Beach is the
most dogged in keeping residents in line as
to the one-day-per-week water regula-
tions. Holmes Beach Police's Gary
Stephenson said the city has issued 99
water warnings to residents since the wa-
ter rules went into effect last spring.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam
Special said officers there have issued
"a handful of warnings. Basically, we
just warn people, we haven't written
Anne Beck, public works director in
Anna Maria City, said that city had is-
sued two warnings. "It's very upsetting
to me," she said. "As the drought contin-
ues, I'm very, very concerned about our
Average water consumption for a
single-family residence with three people
is 6,000 gallons per month, according to
representatives from Manatee County
Utilities. By comparison, one of the larger
water consumers on the Island Key
Royale Golf Club has two water meters
that draw 10,000 and 18,000 gallons.
In case you've forgotten, the rules call
for watering lawns and shrubs one day per
week: even-numbered addresses may wa-
ter only on Tuesday and odd-numbered
addresses on Sunday. Irrigation is allowed
only between midnight and 10 a.m. or be-
tween 4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. and is limited
to quantities necessary to apply no more
than 3/4 inch of water to each zone on each
allowable water day.
Hand-watering of trees, shrubs, flow-
ers and vegetables is allowed on any day,
but hand-watering of lawns is permitted
only on the designated days for watering.
Newly planted lawn and landscape
areas may be watered on any day of the
week for a 60-day establishment period
that begins the day that the plant material
is installed. With the exception of water
use on the day of planting, establishment
period irrigation shall still occur only dur-
ing normally allowable watering hours.
Washing sidewalks, driveways and
other impervious surfaces is prohibited.
Vehicle washing is permitted at any
time, but a shut-off nozzle must be used
Fundraising car washes are not pro-
hibited as long as shut-off nozzles are used
Use of reclaimed water is permitted
between midnight and 10 a.m. or 4 p.m.
and 1 1:59 p.m. any day of the week.
Pools may be drained and filled on
any day of the week.
For more information, call Swiftmud
Dog beach proposal draws fire
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
dren with her.
She said there are already terrible problems with un-
leashed dogs on the beach. Anderson said two families are
staying near her who brought their dogs on vacation.
She says her children have stepped in fecal matter,
and a Doberman pinscher chased her children.
Anderson said she spoke to the dog owners about
the pet laws, and they just started bringing their dogs
out at dusk and after dark still not on leashes. She
said they do not pick up after their pets.
"Why should we have a dog beach when the larg-
est percentage of pet owners aren't responsible?"
Joan Burke wrote to Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh
objecting to the dog beach. Her letter says she thinks
the dog beach will interfere with turtle nesting season.
"We had six nests on the bay last year resulting in
Barbershop Goes Hollywood!
Sweet Adelines Show February 3, 2001
2:00 PM Sold Out 7:00 PM $12
Neel Auditorium at MCC Tickets at the door are $2 more.
Advance purchase: 794-6807
City, St Zip
# __ 7:00 PM tickets at $12 = $ __
Send check payable to Magic of Manatee and a self-addressed, stamp
envelope to: Magic of Manatee, P.O. Box 10920, Bradenton, FL 34;
at least 500 baby turtles. There were five crawls that we
identified as false crawls when the turtle abandons
the site and goes back to the water. Sometimes this is
caused by people or animals," she states.
But a letter Moller presented to commissioners
from AMI Turtle Watch President Suzi Fox supports a
designated dog beach.
"We are certain no one knows more about the mis-
use of our beaches than the volunteers of the Anna
Maria Turtle Watch. We are on our beaches monitor-
ing every inch of nesting ground at least eight of every
24-hour period from May to November. During that
time we see some interesting and unbelievable prob-
lems and feel that the least of these issues are from
dogs." Fox said in her letter.
"Anna Maria Turtle Watch is in favor of a dog
beach," Fox said.
James Hicks of Spring Avenue also expressed op-
position to the idea. "To designate a dog beach on our
Island to satisfy a select few pet owners would not be
)Wicdkr 7 7/Liuaig
5917 Manatee Ave. W. Pebble Springs Plaza 792-4818
Lots of "Things" Still on Sale!
Largest Selection of Wicker in Manatee County!
in the best interest of our community.
"To believe that all pet owners using the beach
would clean up after their animals is folly. How would
this be enforced when daily we have some pet owners
walking their dogs along our streets and not cleaning
up after them?" Hicks said.
Hicks also expressed concerns about off-Island pet
owners using the beach.
Jay Erickson, who said he owns three properties in
Anna Maria City, stated he is strongly against a desig-
nated dog beach.
Moller said her next step is to get petitions signed.
She plans to call on the people who have expressed a
willingness to help.
"We're going to go to the post office to collect sig-
natures," she said.
Moller also said she plans to place the petitions at
veterinarians' offices and in several businesses that
have expressed support.
"I think we can do this," she said.
Chiro Deluxe Emperor Ultimate Plush
Twin Set ..... $249
Full Set ...... $299
Queen Set .. $399
King Set ..... $599
Twin Set ..... $399 Twin Set ..... $499
Full Set ...... $499 Full Set ...... $599
Queen Set .. $599 Queen Set .. $799
King Set ..... $799 King Set ..... $999
Mon, thru Sat. 10-7 Sunday 12-6
752-5825 3326 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton
ZZ 2 Cortez & 34th St. Across fiom Bank of America
COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON. Expires 2-6-01.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GRAND OPENING SPECIAL
$1 Off On Every Dry Cleaning Garment
.. . . . . . . . 12 2 . . . 01
. SCRAP HAPPY.N
rhcd Or nih7!
St., A 27 10-4
10% Off Your Purc-kses
254 Hotd7s 'd Soft Drihks!
A 7re t S 'ctioi of
Stickers Pperr AlbIu.-s T<; llat\t
SDecorative Scissors Die-cuts
Evzrytkit,, for your scrpblookin,7 h wZs!
Discover tkL fut% of scrapIookih7
5533 M& ntze Ave. W.
SMoh.- Fri. 10-6 Sat. 10-4
, w v - ma-z t
I .w ..w ..w v v -- --w - w T
V IV VVVV-Vvvvv wwwwwwvwll
VO*V* v v I']-vv v- vv w.v w atowifli
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 5
DOT's meeting in Cortez 'a farce,' residents say
By Jim Hanson
The state came to Cortez to hear citizens
didn't, those citizens charged.
One Cortez leader termed the whole affair "a
At issue was the Florida Department of
Transportation's plan to build a left-turn lane up the
A 36-foot Chris-Craft cabin cruiser rests on the bottom of Anna Maria Sound just south of the Bradenton
Beach City Pier. The boat, owned by Chris Sprangler of Bradenton, apparently sank in mid-December.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Conunission Marine Enforcemnent officers, working with the
Manatee County Environmental Management Department, are attempting to locate the owner to have the
boat removed. Failing that, according to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, the county will
haIve the boat declared as a derelict and have it removed, then bill Sprangler for the cost of removal.
Special added there iwere no environmental problems associated with the boat's sinking, such as oil or
el .sp/ills. Islander Photo: David Fi/tc/h
JAnna Maria Island
flrts & Crafts Show
Make plans to come!
& Sunday Feb. 3 & 4 10-4:30
Located in the
Holmes Beach City Hall Field (Off Marina Drive)
Artists & Crafters from 22 different states!
Admission and parking are FREE
On-site lectures provided by the
Wildlife Education Rehabilitation Center.
top by the booth and visit the birds!
AMI WEST wants to
welcome back all our
Ladies Escape the amine, visit us
Super Bowl Sunday and score with savings!
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sportswear, Swimwear and Accessories
ALEXIS SHOPPING PLAZA
9801 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA, FLORIDA 778-6877
(2 blocks south of the Sandbar)
middle of Cortez Road the length of the historic village
in 2001-02. It would be financed by $780,000 already
earmarked in the DOT budget.
The department sent a delegation of four, the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization's chief showed up, and Manatee County
was represented. They found a standing-room-only
crowd of more than 50 in the Cortez Community Cen-
ter, and none was friendly to the third-lane plan.
It didn't seem to matter, longtime Cortez leader
Richard Culbreath said afterward. "They acted like it
was a done deal. All the village's objections were wa-
ter off a duck's back.
"It was a farce from the word go."
The state plans to make room for the turn lane by
widening the road by six feet on the each side, putting
in "pedestrian refuges" (what used to be called traffic
islands), and expanding the shoulders on each side for
sidewalks and bicycle lanes.
That would bring the road closer to his mother's
house, Culbreath said, and an earlier widening forced
its displacement as far back as its lot size will permit.
"We already had one incident where a car hit a house
and it had to be demolished," he said, noting that both
were on the national register of historic homes.
Several expressed concern that the turn lane would
cause vehicular traffic to move faster on the road, and
Linda Molto asked if the state had a traffic survey to
support its proposal. Well, no, she was told, but by law
the only result a survey could bring would be raising
the speed limit.
Lost in the shuffle was a question about another
law that the questioner said prohibited using state funds
on any project that negatively impacted a historic area,
as Cortez has been designated.
"You aren't here to help Cortez people," Culbreath
charged, "but just to get us out of the way of traffic to
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key."
The best Cortez got in the way of concessions was
DOT District Engineer Ralph Mervine's "We'll see
what we can do."
To which more than one Cortezian rejoined,
"We've heard that before."
+99 k J ^ I
t r~,~ ,r rr re 'I Y~ )~
~ ~,)))~~(d(i ))~4~(((r ,(~~tr
PAGE 6 1 JAN. 24, 2001 U THE ISLANDER
throughout the region
Dry. Dry. Dry.
That's the way we've been, the way we are, and the
way we'll be for the next few months at least.
Florida is experiencing the worst drought in a very,
very long time.
In fact, Florida especially central Florida -
now has the distinction of having the worst water woes
anywhere in the country.
The National Drought Mitigation Center at the
University of Nebraska has determined we are ranked
in the "drought exceptional" category, the worst there
is. The rankings are based on how much water an area
should be getting.
Obviously, we aren't getting anywhere near the
water we should have. Or need to have.
Since we're now entering into our normal dry sea-
son, we can expect things to get much worse before
spring and summer rains begin to fall.
A very serious impact of the drought is in the threat
of wildfires. Obviously, not a problem for Islanders,
but a real danger for our neighbors to the east.
No one is mentioning the idea of halting develop-
ment until our water sources catch up with demand, but
don't be surprised if something like a moratorium on
building is bandied about before summer's thunder-
Also, don't be surprised it lawn watering is further
limited. People will get water before lawns and golf
courses, even though we know most new homes will
have irrigation systems, too.
So what to do?
Following water management rules is a good place
We constantly see evidence that folks are watering
- some almost nightly. Sprinklers pop on overnight,
each night a different time, in an apparent evasive
manuever not to be reported (again).
If you feel the need to irrigate your yard, do it when
you're supposed to: even-numbered addresses on Tues-
day and odd-numbered addresses on Sunday. Do it
early in the morning to lower the amount of evapora-
tion and to give plants and grass the strength to make
it through the day. And don't overwater it's not only
a bad use of the resource but may promote root rot.
Consider replacing grass with drought-tolerant
Also, start practicing the proverbial rain dance.
We'll need it.
T e Islander
J,\. 24, 2001 Vol. 9, N.o4:; 1
V Publisher and Editor
Bonner J. Futch
Paul Roat, News Editor
V Advertising Sales
Shona S. Otto
V Accounting, Classified
Advertising and Subscriptions
Dee Ann Harmon
V Production Graphics
S D 1995-99
r ard inning
Single copies free. Quantities of five or more: 25 cents each.
2001 Editorial, Sales and Production Offices:
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
FAX 941 778-9392 PHONE 941 778-7978
i1 1 ~ i i ,T
OURz tLP-AiOM \5 I 0oTO
MDEA At-V T-rEe GCRAPG.T|UlT
AR(?. RP3tOOT TWE, SZC:
NOT TO uJORRY... NO
4.fA-A3I' ALOUALN&Cr PANo
T C>OM 0's LI \k. ATZAPES-
FSLICKT, AS-3tA ,
'Preserve' at Cortez nearing reality
On behalf of the board and members of Florida Insti-
tute of Saltwater Heritage, I write to say thanks for the
great news coverage and editorial support you have given
our newest project, the "FISH Preserve."
We had to do what we are doing (buying the Schewe
property just east of Cortez) to save this 95 acres from
development. It is critical to the survival of the 112-year-
old commercial fishing industry of Cortez.
There have been at least three major attempts at build-
ing on this land. Like many other places it was platted in
the Florida Boom. Fortunately for us, that went bust.
I was there at the next try. This was 50 years ago when
the Crampton Subdivision was up for approval by Mana-
tee County. I was 19 then when I attended that meeting
with my Uncle Tink Fulford and other Cortez fishermen.
We were able to plead our cause and the subdivision was
More recently, another developer wanted to build
there. He needed the adjacent property owned by the late
Robert Sailors, who would not sell. For that we are grate-
ful. It would only be a matter of time before there would
be another attempt.
We are buying the 72 acres of wetlands to protect the
estuarine ecosystem, our "kitchen," the shoreline habitat
for fish, shrimp and other shellfish. We will offer educa-
tional programs on the wetlands, water conservation, habi-
tat restoration and the native birds of the area.
The 23 acres of uplands also will be used only for the
Your publicity has netted us over $7,500 in the bank
along with many pledges. We invite your readers to attend
the 19th annual Commercial Fishing Festival on Feb. 17
and 18. We are planning a special program on the pre-
serve, including some directed walking tours.
Again, thank you for your support. Keep up the good
work in support of this community. Anyone wishing to
help us may send funds to American Bank, 4702 Cortez
Road, Bradenton FL 34210. Make checks payable to the
7honmas "Blue" Fulford. President of FISH
il p 1 '.
On Holmes Beach land swap
During the Jan. 9 city commission meeting, Holmes
Beach city commissioners unanimously voted to accept
the "land swap" deed prepared by beachfront property
owners over the objections of the remaining 14 residents-
owners of 79th Street.
Our attorney warned them that serious legal issues
will arise should the right of way be altered as demanded
in the deed, which may result in a lawsuit against the city.
It also became obvious that neither the commission-
ers nor the city attorney had studied the proposed deed and
its terms and conditions. This land swap is all in favor of
the beachfront owners, who will greatly increase the size
and value of their lots, and obligate the city to construct a
barrier fence or landscaping with owners' approval -
to separate their properties from the public beach access.
One commissioners even suggested that the city would
maintain this fence and/or landscaping for the owners!
The commissioners were determined to finalize this
deal. A request by our legal counsel to delay any action
for 60 days in order to resolve some title and survey prob-
lems and to avoid legal actions against the city was re-
Since the commission insists that they need the pub-
lic beach access to qualify for beach renourishment, there
is an easier way to achieve this goal by invoking the power
of eminent domain. Leave the path to the beach as it is! It
has always been open to all who wanted to enjoy the 79th
Why give away public land, construct and maintain
fences for the benefit of private property owners, and risk
a lawsuit by going ahead with this ill-advised deal? The
alternative is much simpler and of greater advantage to the
public, since it would also do away with the restrictions
imposed on the beachgoers by the deed: no bike racks,
garbage cans, or personal property (i.e. towels, beach
chairs) on the beach access!
A "thank you" to The Islander for alerting us to this
deal! The city commission has not seen fit to inform any
of the 79th Street owners what they had planned for us.
Ursula Lewis, Holmes BeachI
CALAFORTl(t iVS IAAAVtNCr
ROL.N MGcr 3LAC.KOUTS.
E Goc-rTeR STAt-T
coNIs MZVN G L- r sR\CLrT.
LFT TIA.tM WOrJOW
AOUuT T.. ITTs OST
A ROCK-- ROLL. STATC,
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 7
Sand tube failure sends Longboat Key in circle
By Jim Hanson
The sand tubes that beach renourishers hoped
would be the answer to their woes have proven vulner-
able, and the search for better answers has brought the
restorers in an odd circle.
Two of the five Longard tubes installed on
Longboat Key's beach "have experienced total fail-
ure," as characterized by the town government. The
beach they were safeguarding has eroded so severely
that properties are threatened.
In the furor that resulted, town commissioners have
swung around to the very groins the town has tried to
uproot and banish. These are semi-permeable concrete
structures developed by engineer Sidney. Makepeace in
the 1950s, a type that has worked for nearly 40 years
on another part of Longboat, to the government's cha-
The Longard tube is a huge fabric tube that can be
100 feet and more long and about six feet in diameter,
pumped full of sand and installed in the sand on a beach
and out into the water.
The purpose of the giant sand sausage is to hold
sand in place despite eroding currents. Five were in-
stalled on Longboat five years ago, and three are work-
ing fine. The other two have been drained of sand and
are just big limp pieces of fabric.
Town beach advisor Dr. Cliff Truitt said the two
were exposed as currents carried away their sand cov-
ering, and they became vulnerable to damage from
boats, fishing gear and vandals. They were viewed
from the beginning as a temporary measure good for
four or five years, he said.
Residents of the Islander Club, where one of the
failed tubes was located, suspect that a fishing boat
operator anchored one end of his gear on the tube. It
was punctured or torn, they think, so that water got in
and then out again, carrying sand with it.
At a workshop, town commissioners discussed
with Truitt and Town Manager Bruce St. Denis what
to do at that 1,500-foot "hot spot" pending
renourishment of the whole beach in 2002-03.
They were wary of more Longard tubes even tem-
porarily, though they are relatively inexpensive at
$40,000 to $50,000 each. An "overfill" with up to
200,000 cubic yards of sand is needed, they agreed,
tubes or no tubes.
Commissioner Jim Patterson wanted to know why
the heck Makepeace groins haven't been investigated.
There aren't enough data to make a considered evalu-
ation, said St. Denis and Truitt.
But at least one seems to work, said Patterson. The
Makepeace type groin jutting into the Gulf at the
Colony Beach and Tennis Resort has kept a stable
beach there since its construction in 1965.
Earlier commissions tried repeatedly to make
Colony owner Murf Klauber get rid of it, but he out-
witted and outwaited them and the groin is still there.
A few of the smaller editions of the Makepeace groin
are in place just north of Coquina Beach on Anna Maria
Island, and Truitt pointed out that Longboat had three
at mid-key until the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection forced their demolition in the early
Jim Brown, ex-mayor and the guru of Longboat
renourishment, said he always has been convinced that
Makepeace is the solution down the line but a study and
evaluation would take at least a year.
The commission, leaning strongly to that study,
seemed to be laying the foundation for Makepeace to
get its day in the beach court.
As for the solution to the crisis caused by the
Longard tubes' failure, that decision awaits further in-
formation to be brought to another workshop in Feb-
Adopters persisted in replanting and maintaining
The traffic islands on East Bay Drive at Manatee Avenue have been maintained for two years by the owners of
Everything m under thec Sun Garden Center, even when the lack of/a permianent water stly at that location
hampered landscaping periodically. Now, thanks to the Holmes Beach Public Works Deparntent, an irriga-
tion system is in place. Islander Photo: Ann McGrath
S17t, RItn l
Rotten Ralph's celebrates the beginning of their 13th year in business
with a "Dollar Days" promotion. Hundreds of people take advantage
of the $1 food and drink specials.
Ralph was honored at city hall for his heroism in saving the life of
a small child in Ireland.
Ralph. feeling particularly nostalgic about the holidays, gives his
employees at half-day off on Christmas Day.
"Super Deal" of the Week:
Come in on Sunday, Jan. 28,
order all-you-can-eat fish
and chips for $7.99 'W./1 '
and watch the 1A
Super Bowl FREE!
MISS IT! *
S ROTTEN RALPH'S
ROTTEN FULL MENU FULL BAR
RALPH'S Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
902 S. Bay Blvd. at Galati's Marina Anna Maria 778-3953
-Rm br.aalyREER 0
We'd love to mail
you the news!
We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $36 per year. It's the per-
fect way to stay in touch with what's happening on Anna Maria Island.
More than 1,300 happy, eager-for-Island-news paid subscribers are already
Receiving The Islander where they live ... from Alaska to Germany and *
California to Canada.
We bring you all the news about three city governments, community
Happenings, people features and special events ... even the latest real es-
tate transactions ... everything you need' if your "heart is on the Island:" We're
Sthe only newspaper that gives you all the news of Anna Maria Island.
S The Islander is distributed free locally. But if you don't live here year-
round, or if you want to mail the paper to a friend or relative, please use
* this form.
BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTIONS (allow 2 weeks for delivery)
One Year: $36 O 6 Months: $28 -13 Months: $18
U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS
C One Year: $140 1 6 Months: $87.50 C 3 Months: $52
U Single Issue: $3 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, Maximum Four Weeks
S Call for mail rates to Europe or other countries.
* MAIL TO:
SCITY _STATE ZIP
Credit card payment: Ul k--: Li No. _
S Exp. Date Name shown on card:
MAIL START DATE:
S Island Shopping Center 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
v- CHARGE IT BY PHONE:
VS (941) 778-7978
I I I
PAGE 8 JAN. 24, 2001 U THE ISLANDER
City, county hold hands while agreeing to disagree
By David Futch
Bradenton and Manatee County elected officials
were holding hands in the beginning.
But when they got around to talking about meat-
and-potato growth issues, there was a certain amount
of soul searching and teeth gnashing.
An air of civility was in the room Jan. 18 at
Bradenton Fire Station No. 1, where officials agreed to
disagree on issues like annexation and growth.
Still, "any dialogue is good dialogue," County
Commission Chairman Joe McClash said prior to the
brainstorming session. "We've been waiting two years
to meet with them."
Bradenton attorney Ed Vogler III added that the
two entities share common goals.
"We're one community and they need to recognize
that and act on it," Vogler said. "I'm optimistic they will."
Bradenton Councilman Rev. James T. Golden led
the seven members of the Manatee County Board of
Commissioners, five Bradenton council members and
Mayor Wayne Poston in a pre-meeting prayer.
Everyone in the room including 50 high-level
administrators and staff from both sides held hands
during the prayer in a sign of unity.
Once the meeting started, the only thing certain
was there was some distance to travel before the gap
between Bradenton and Manatee County is bridged.
Poston opened the meeting by saying it was going
to center around a discussion of mutual interest, spe-
cifically cooperation on land-use planning.
Golden said it's important to determine how to
maintain infrastructure, primarily roads, because "if the
engine doesn't run well, I don't care how pretty the car
is, it doesn't get the job done."
McClash said what the people want is for the city
and county to plan growth so that it's more predictable.
"It's no good for the county to move ahead on
growth issues without being a partner to the city,"
McClash said. "The city has a right to annex [land], but
we don't want surprises. We need a common vision. I
don't see how we're going to keep up with parks and
road.issues without cooperation from the city."
County Commissioner Pat Glass asked, "What can
we do to help and what can you do to help us?"
All join together
Manatee County and Bradenton
elected officials and staff hold
hands at a meeting of the minds on
growth as Bradenton Councilman
Rev. James T. Golden prepares to
lead a prayer. From left, Golden,
County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann, City Councilman
Michele Weaver, County Commis-
sioners Jonathan Bruce and Pat
Glass, Bradenton Mayor Wayne
Poston and County Commission
Chairman Joe McClash. Islander
Photo: David Futch
Golden replied, "The help you can give us is to be
supportive. We need to be urged along when we take
the initiative....You keep talking growth, growth,
growth, while we're talking about maintenance, main-
"You keep talking about common ground. That's
like the pig and the chicken selling ham and eggs. The
chicken has a different outlook than the pig."
Golden went on to say that the city has to pursue
an assertive annexation policy to raise money to pay for
more roads and parks.
"If you won't help us," Golden said, "don't make
it seem like we're doing something bad."
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann said it
would be a good idea to look at ways for the city and
county to help developers build more roads and parks.
"I'm new to this board and 1 came in under what I
Commissioner Gene Gallo chimed in, "Friction?"
"Friction is a good word," von Hahmann said.
City Councilperson Marianne Barnebey said, "The
whole reason we're here today is because our citizens
are your citizens. I think the urban core should have
higher density, so we don't have urban sprawl."
, County Commissioner Jonathan Bruce responded.
"'When I hear higher density, what I think about is in-
creased traffic. You need to discourage higher density
if you don't have the roads and infrastructure."
Barnebey came back with, "You and I both know
we will never be able to put enough asphalt down."
Golden said the county was quick to chastise, even
sue the city, when the city approved rezoning, allow-
ing 898 units on north Perico Island. However, the
county said nothing when the issue of Pine Island de-
velopment came up.
County Commissioner Gwen Brown said, "You
didn't hear us respond to Pine Island because the city
voted against developing it. If you had voted for it, you
would have heard from us."
Golden then shot back, "You say you didn't give
us support for Pine Island because we did the right
thing, the implication being with respect to Perico Is-
land that we did the wrong thing. We in the city deter-
mine what's right for the the city."
McClash chimed in with, "We both share a lot of
common ground. We just haven't communicated very
They'll try to do that Feb. 26 at another 1:30 p.m.
meeting when the two bodies will discuss issues such
as traffic and road priorities, higher density housing
goals, annexation and impact fees.
If that meeting accomplishes little, not .only will
there be no more holding hands, the honeymoon could
Free delivery& NEVER KNOWINGLY UNDERSOLD Phone
removal of old and
bedding. a0day d
Longboat Key Resident s sems F oster
Larry Cohen. Owner Posturpedic Suppon You Deerve A
Only From Scaly Stcams & FosIcr
Sarasota 1901 Hansen St. 922-5271 or 1-800-265-9124
Turn at Village Inn (behind Tire Kingdom) Mon-Fri 8:30 'til 7 Sat 8:30-6 Sun 12-5
"The best news on Anna Maria Island"
* Elegn. rst-ljjis a apartment,
hotel .acconm odati,,,r,,
* He.ited Pool
* Rates include our delicious bre.:if.j t
butfelt in the Gailley Galley
iVV/l.' ol t L).:in nl rl .com
1325 Gulf Drive II
Eradentor Be~ach /
* Extra Company?
* Let .1i pamper
vour loved ones' /
'l Key West-Style
1603 Gulf Drive N.
FAUOSRO VALBEFRPIATE PARTE AL
BRE KF ST U F T I U G L E&A L R
Dupont Stainmaster Carpet by Mohawk
Large Selection of Berber and Plush from *15.99 sq. yd.
Heirloom Collection by Mohawk
Elegant Berber at very affordable prices.
12' to 15 available $14.99 sq. yd.
Ceramic Tile $1.59 and up!
Wilson Art Laminate Planks and Tile
from $3.69 sq. ft.ree Estimates
4224B 26th St. W. Bradenton (off Cortez Rd) 941-748-2187
Do you have questions about cremation? ,
Our new booklet What you should know about cremation explains
all aspects of the cremation process and talks about the wide range
of memorial options available to commemorate a life lived.
To receive your free copy, call us at 778-4480 or send this coupon.
We serve all families regardless of their financial circuinstaneq.
FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICE
When caring more counts the most.
- -~ --- -
Address City _State- Zip
Mail to: Griffith-Cline Pre-Arrangement Center 6000 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
THE ISLANDER U JAN. 24, 2001 M PAGE 9
County: 1969 law jeapardizes Perico, city disagrees
By David Futch
A 31-year-old state law could be the poison pill
that kills Arvida's proposed condominium project on
north Perico Island and Bradenton city officials may
have to swallow it.
The 1969 act allowed Bradenton to annex land
south of Manatee Avenue from 67th Street West to
A provision in the act requires Bradenton and
Manatee county to agree on rezoning of any property,
annexed in this case, adjacent to the land south of
Bradenton city officials, attorneys for the city and
Mayor Wayne Poston believe a 1974 law makes moot
the 1969 act.
The 1969 law states that the city was required to
get approval from the county on rezoning of north
That didn't happen and the county is suing
Bradenton over the city council's rezoning approval of
Arvida Co.'s 898-unit project, featuring buildings from
four- to 10-stories.
"It could kill the project as we know it today," County
Commission Chairman Joe McClash said. "The county
would only approve the Arvida project if it had two or
three-story buildings, which is in keeping with what's
along the county shoreline now. We want to protect the
waterfront vista. We have concerns regarding height of
buildings, density, traffic and evacuation."
ManaSota-88 attorney Dan Lobeck called the dis-
covery of the 1969 law a significant development in the
case against Arvida's plans to build on one of the most
pristine shorelines along Tampa Bay.
Lobeck represents ManaSota-88 and others, in-
cluding Manatee County and the three Anna Maria Is-
land cities, suing to stop construction of the project as
"On the face of it, this legislation would require
Manatee County approval for rezoning (the Perico
property)," Lobeck said. "The county not only did not
approve the development according to the 1969 act,
they opposed the rezoning. The county has a good ar-
gument, unless the city can find a way around the law.
This story is not over yet.
County Commission Chairman McClash said, "We
were aware of the 1974 law and the county attorney
reviewed it and still thinks we're on good grounds. The
bottom line was the condition that allowed that prop-
erty to be annexed. The city should comply with the
state law. Arvida should have to submit their plan to the
county. That's what the state law says."
McClash added the 1969 law was a compromise be-
tween the city and county because at the time the county
was worried that its concerns wouldn't be addressed if
there was future development on Perico Island.
The Florida Legislature said development would
have to be approved by both bodies.
Attorney Ed Vogler III, who represented Arvida
during the rezoning process on 353 acres of north
Perico Island, said the 1974 law repeals the original
Asked if the county had a leg to stand on, Vogler
said, "You get five lawyers and you'll get five differ-
ent opinions. Our view is 'no, the 1969 law is not
valid,' but that's what the courts will have to decide if
it gets pressed that far."
Poston said there's little question the 1974 law
supersedes the one from 1969, and the county has no
ground to stand on.
McClash said this issue was brought to the board by
the county attorney who has been researching it for a
"From infonnation our county attorney provided, they
have to comply with the state law demanding the county
give approval to the project with regard to rezoning and
land-use rules," McClash said. "Arvida would have to
submit their plans to the county for approval."
Here's a comforting offer. Just buy an Amana Prestige'M air conditioning system with Amana's
AsureI" Extended Service Plan, and enjoy breakdown service for 10 full years! With an
offer like this, you can rest assured. So call today.
FREE AIR CONDITION
LABOR &a G g & Air Conditioning
FOR UP TO
SU Built Better Than It Has To Be
10 WE SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS
see deae 778-9622 Holmes Beach -* a -
for details FPL PARTICIPATING CONTRACTOR CACO44365
Buy it, sell it! Find it in The Islander
III I I I
UapeettIH JLoue SOeiaae
A great way to express your love to that special person.
A beautiful box of Mixon's fruit and goodies:
2 large navels, 3 large murcotts, 2 pink grapefruits
1/4 lb. homemade fudge, 10 oz. delicious orange marmalade
#VLS 18 ...Only $27.99 (Delivered to most of U.S.)
vaba" at ad F
Navel oranges and pink grapefruit at their peak of goodness.
#NG 14P approx. 12 lbs. ...$25.95
#NG 12P approx. 23 lbs. ...$35.95
#NG 50P approx. 421bs. ...$45.95
(Delivered to most of U.S.)
Valentine Natural Citrus Juice Candy Variety Pack
30V Candy Oval 28oz. box...Only $25.95 (Delivered to most of U.S.)
Valentine Homemade Fudge Variety Pack
Heart 16 oz. ...Only $21.95 (Delivered to most of U.S.)
PLACE YOUR VALENTINES ORDERS BEFORE JAN. 30.
(941) 748-5829 P
or better yet visit us BM
2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208
open 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. except Sundays
M-W it s
CMINBR ,WSE A 0Y 0H 0 D
5 7 0 4 M A R N A R I V E H O M E S B E A C*M7 8 -4 4 1
PAGE 10 0 JAN. 24, 2001 M THE ISLANDER
Island Massage Store ad D Sa
5343 Gulf Drive Next to Island Fitness
941 779-0066 EST#MM9919
Sat., Jan. 27
9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria 779-1600
Where dreams become reality"
lJTIRED OF THE COLD?
Join our group to the Bahamas
Four nights Nassau/Private Island
April 1 Free Bus From $440 pp space is limited
One night party cruise Feb. 7 Call Now!
OPEN 7 DAYS 795-3900 Toll Free 800 741-4390
6630 Cortez Rd. West Bradenton email: email@example.com 8
SHELLS & GIFTS
The Island's Largest Selection of
Shells, Shell Candles, Corals, Specimens,
Shell Craft Supplies, Mirrors and Jewelry
Largest Selection Shells & Sea Life
Handmade Sea Shell Christmas Ornaments
Jewelry Hand-Designed T-Shirts
5508 Marina Drive
Across from the Library
Massage Therapy Waxings
Body Wraps Tanning Facials
Gift Certificates Spa Gift Shop
and so much more...
Open Tues. thru Fri. 9-5pm
Sat. 9 am-noon
Sun., Mon. and after hours by appointment
Designer and Quality Consignments
CLASSY REPEATS, INC.
Hours: Mon Fri 10-5 pm Sat 10-3 pm
5765 Manatee Ave West Palma Sola Square
S Susan "Angell" Roma 941 795-5993
Polish dinner and dance
at church Saturday night
St. Bernard's Ladies Guild of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church will sponsor its annual Polish dinner and
dance Saturday, Jan. 27, starting at 6 p.m.
The affair, with home-cooked dinner and live mu-
sic, will be at the church's activity center, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach. Reservations at $12 are re-
quired and may be made at 778-4769, 778-3397 or
Library travel series starts
with Orient Express
The Island Branch Library is starting a monthly
travel program with travel writer/photographer James
Hyndman taking the audience on tour once a month.
Opening the series will
be "Ride the Orient Ex- ,
press" at 2:30 p.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 27, at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Hyndman is assisted .
by his wife, Ruth.
Supported by the
Friends of the Library, the T-
tours will have a 45-minute PJ."
primary destination segment James Hyndman
followed by a 15-minute
"mystery tour." The programs are free, with seating for
the first 75 arrivals.
Hyndman is from Toronto and was sales manager
for Scandinavian Airlines, manager of a travel chain
and a wholesaler of travel for his own company. He
resides now in Bradenton.
Some vendor spaces left
for Bridge Street Festival
There's still time and space for vendors to get in on
the annual extravaganza in Bradenton Beach, the
Bridge Street Festival.
"Wanda Sloan, who with Michael Rappaport is co-
ordinating the event, said spaces are going fast, but
some are available and "$50 reserves a 10-by-12-foot
Persons and organizations interested in participat-
ing should call her at 778-3066, or Rappaport at 779-
The festival will be Feb. 10 and 11, with Bridge
Street closed to vehicles those days. The event annu-
ally draws thousands of visitors to its arts and crafts,
music, live entertainment, food and other features.
Program on osteoporosis
due at Island Branch Library
A presentation on "Osteoporosis Prevention and
Education" is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29,
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
The free public program will focus on prevention
of osteoporosis for men and women aged 18 to 65, said
the sponsoring Area Health Education Centers. The
organization is devoted to health promotion and disease
prevention. Details may be obtained at 778-0150.
Wearable Art Fashion Show
on art league schedule
Starring fashions from a Holmes Beach shop, the
annual Wearable Art Fashion Show of the Art League of
Manatee County is scheduled 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 3.
The fashions will come from Sun & Surf Lifestyle
Apparel, jewelry will be provided by members of the
art league and models will be local celebrities, said a
league spokesperson. The show will be at Freedom
Village, 6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Details may be
obtained at 746-2862.
Island Gallery West art
demonstration is Saturday
Jane Fitzgerald will feature a "how-to" session for
artistic ceramic tiles in a free demonstration from 10 a.m.
until noon Saturday, Jan. 27, at the artists' cooperative
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Winner of a burger a day for a year
Because Felicia Rivera ordered the 15,000th ham-
burger served at Brian's Sunnyside Up Cafe in
Holmes Beach, she wins a burger a day for a year.
Rivera, a fifth grader at Anna Maria Elementary
School, ordered her winning lunch Jan. 15 and was
rewarded with a certificate from restaurant owner
Center is host
for SHARE food program
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has is-
sued a reminder that it is a host site for Self Help And
Resource Exchange, a program designed to help feed
Each month SHARE distributes food at up to 50
percent savings through a network of community orga-
nizations hosted by volunteers, said Sandee Pruett,
Center staff member.
The food is purchased from growers and produc-
ers, than packaged and sold to low-income people
for $14. It is a self-supporting nonprofit program,
said Pruett, and gains strength through participation
- in addition to saving money on food, participants
contribute volunteer service to the community.
She offers to provide further information at 778-
Robbins' works to be shown
at library in February
Watercolors by Holmes Beach artist Leslie
Robbins will be on display through February at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Robbins said her daughter inspired her to begin
taking courses at Maine College of Art in 1996, and
she did further studies at Heartwood College of Art
in Kennebunk and under the tutelage of Mel Stabin
and DeWitt Hardy. Locally, she studies with Julie
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
and closes at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Further information may be obtained at 778-6341.
Internet class at library ready
for more students
There are openings for people interested in learn-
ing how to use a computer, particularly the Internet, the
Island Branch Library says.
A class meets every Monday from 8:30 until 10
a.m. at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Instruction is by Amy Hook, library volunteer and
member of the Friends of the Library.
She said each class is a one-time lesson aimed at
people who have never used a computer and want to
learn the basics and understand Internet. Registration
is required, and may be done at 778-6341.
Chamber breakfast Wednesday
A "Good Morning, Longboat Key" breakfast is
scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce office, 6854
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Further information is available at 387-9519.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church members and other
Lutherans have already made a good start on two Habi-
tat for Humanity Houses, but the official beginning
came about Sunday, Jan. 21.
The public groundbreaking was on the property at
802 Fourth Ave., Palmetto, said Barbara Squires of the
Holmes Beach church.
Special guests were representatives of the Aid
Association for Lutherans, whose $20,000 "Circle of
Faith" grant made it possible for the Manatee County
churches to build two Habitat houses instead of the one
they originally planned. They are side by side in Pal-
The grant, said Squires, comes from the
association's "Building Hope, Building Homes" pro-
In addition to Gloria Dei, six other churches are
raising money and contributing volunteers to work in
the houses' construction. The others are Faith, Hope,
Living Lord, Peace, Redeemer and Trinity.
Volunteers start work at 7:30 every Saturday morn-
ing, and those who can't do construction work help by
serving refreshments and snacks to the workers, said
Squires. "And in 17 weeks we will have two houses
there" to provide homes to two needy families who
can't otherwise afford it.
Gloria Dei helping build
Palmetto houses for poor
Gloria Dei breaks ground for Habitat
Members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 21 at the Habitat
for Humanitv home site in Palmetto, including from left, Pauline Kilts, Barbara and David Littell, Scott
Kosfeld, Don Bailey and the Rev. Dan Kilts.
Butterfly park dinner, auction tickets on sale now
Tickets are on sale on Anna Maria Island for
the annual Sunset Dinner and Silent Auction to
help complete the butterfly park at 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are
available for $10 at Ginny's Antiques and Art,
5600 Marina Drive, and The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive. They also may be ob-
tained by mail send a check payable to NABA-
Manatee Public Garden and a self-addressed
stamped envelope to Nancy Ambrose, 264 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the
Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
It is sponsored by the North American Butterfly
Ambrose, who was the driving force behind
conceiving and constructing the butterfly park,
said club members will not be in direct contact
with Island businesses this year, but still need
gift certificates and other items for the silent
Those interested in making such a donation
may call her at 778-5275.
Kathryn L. Miller
Kathryn L. Miller, 95, of Bradenton Beach, died Jan
Born in Arcanum, Ohio, Ms. Miller came to Mana-
tee County from Dayton, Ohio, in 1965. She was a
bookkeeper with Standard Radio and Electronic Prod-
ucts in Dayton. She was a member of the Anna Maria
Womans Club, American Cancer Society, Meals on
Wheels, Steuben Rebekah Lodge No. 871 in Dayton;
Prosperity Council No. 163 in Dayton, and American
Legion Auxiliary Vernon Roberts Unit No. 359 in
Dayton. She was a member of Harvey Memorial
Church, Bradenton Beach.
Visitation and services were Jan. 23. Burial will be at
Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by sisters Naomi Walker and Ruth
Wolfe, both of Dayton; and two nieces.
Ruth Bonds Wilson
Ruth Bonds Wilson, 71, of Bradenton, died Jan.
Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mrs. Wilson
moved to Manatee County from there in 1932. She
was an office manager for bookkeeping departments
in the Bradenton area. She attended Island Baptist
Services were Jan. 23 at Whitfield Presbyterian
Church, Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made
to the Sarasota County Humane Society, 2331 15th
St., Sarasota FL 34237.
She is survived by daughter Linda Holleran of
Bradenton; sons Gray W. of Bradenton and E. Tho-
mas of Mentor, Ohio; sister Mrs. C.B. Searle of
Cuyahoga Falls; brother the Rev. O.R. Westfall of
Miami, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-
Experienced Help Wanted!
Valentine's is just around the corner!
Place your order now!
Serving Anna Maria, Holmes Beach. Bradenton Beach. Cortez.
Longboat Key, Northwest and West Bradenton and of course
the whole world as a member of New Teleflora and FTD
(941) 778-4751 or 800-771-7163
5312 Marina Drive / Island Shopping Center Holmes Beach
Falls Sie's mit Blumen sagen machten wir sprechen deutsch.
t le OI s
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 24, 2001 I PAGE 11
Complete Hair Care
for Women and Men
Facials Body Waxing. Ear Piercing
HEAD QUARTERS SALON
778-2586 5376 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach* ra a ,
"" Wil" Where Clohes Are Fun!.ii '.
119-B Historic Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, 779-1238
100 S. Bay Blvd. Unit A-1, Anna Maria. 779-2432
Open every day from 9am-5pmn
PAGE 12 M JAN. 24, 2001 T THE ISLANDER
Chuck Stearns, 'Officer Friendly,' sets retirement date
By Ann McGrath
Officer Chuck Stearns said he will "lay back," do
some yard work, and play a lot of golf after his retirement
from the Holmes Beach Police Department Feb. 28.
Over the course of his career, Stearns has worked 38
years in public safety. He has been with the HBPD for 10
He moved to Holmes Beach in 1984 after retiring
from the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Department of Public Safety,
where over a period of 24 years he reached the rank of
Locally, Stearns' persistence and determination
landed him a second career in law enforcement.
When he first applied at the Holmes Beach Police
Department, he wasn't hired because of his age, Stearns
said. So he applied to the Manatee County Sheriff's Of-
fice and was hired to patrol in the City of Anna Maria.
In 1990, he reapplied at Holmes Beach and was hired.
Stearns' first job in Manatee County law enforcement
was at the Manatee County Jail as a corrections officer.
However, the confinement was too much for him, Steams
said, and he resigned.
Before becoming certified in Florida law enforce-
ment, he worked in industrial safety at Tropicana and as
a bartender at Bortell's Lounge.
It was at Bortell's that he met his wife, Lynda, whom
he married in 1990. Each has a grown son, and Stearns has
Stearns said Holmes Beach is a good place to work.
"It's been a nice ride. I enjoy coming to work. Everyone
in the department is easy to work with. It's been nice
Read the best news in The Islander
PERFECT PER IH
VistI.Q u Showroom-...
We can help you achieve e Nouir
kitchen aminl lanl Idesigin!
941 778-5622 LIC. lCFC057548
= 5362 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach W
working with the residents and getting to know them. This
is a good place to work in law enforcement, because you
can be more proactive," said Steams. "Law enforcement
is not a gun-heavy, big-badge deal. My philosophy is that
you can catch more bees with honey than with vinegar.
The object is to get people to be upright, obey the laws and
make it a decent place to live."
"I hate to lose him," said Holmes Beach Police Chief
Jay Romine. "We'll lose a lot of community knowledge
when Officer Stearns retires. There isn't anyone in this
Protect the important
people in your life
Sou now have the option of
protecting your family ^
members or a business
partner with low-cosk 10 or 20-year
Auto-Owncrs I insurance Comp.ny.
Call us for more dcrails and ;a
Jim MixoII IInsuranIII e Inc. /
5412 Marina Dr.- Island Shopping Center .Auto-Ownr, Insurancr
Holmes Beach (941) 778-2253
Thanks for saying
S" i "I saw it in The Islander"
It doesn't take
to figure out that AIR*AMERICA offers
low-cost, high-quality air conditioning
and heating solutions.
SL ce Ace
nditioning & Heating
,~d to CHILL si/oe 1981
(941) 779-CHIL (2445)
doesn't want to lose
one of his finest,
i... Officer Chuck
\ Stearns. Islander
community that he doesn't know. He even knows
everyone's dog. It will be hard to replace him."
In retrospect, Romine said he is selfish in wanting
Steams to stay with the department. "I hope he has a lot
of retirement years to enjoy."
Stearns was named Holmes Beach Officer of the Year
for 2000, received an award in December from the Mili-
tary Order of World Wars organization, and has served on
the Anna Maria Fire District Pension Board and as an
Anna Maria Fire District commissioner.
Open Mon.-Sat. 10-6 pm Sun. 12-5 pmi
2Coitoz cr l. \VRd 7olW18
In the Cortez Commoins Next to Dollar Store
Custom window fashions for fine homes ... for less!
Let me bring my mobile showroom to your door.
Call Yung for a FREE consultation 778-0300
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
GardJh Centre & Market
LANDSCAPING IRRIGATION MULCH, SHELL, SOIL,
SHRUBS PALM ,d CITRUS TREES ORCHIDS HERBS
MEXICAN POTTERY CHIMENEAS MIXON FARMS CITRUS
MIXON FARMS JUICE LOCAL STRAWBERRIES & TOMATOES
Moh-Sat 9-4 ClosJe Suh4ay
5704 MARINA DR HOLMES BEACH 778-4441
1OflOlBOAT ISLAIlO CtlApt
Rev. Kenneth Gill, Senior Pastor
Rev. Cleda Anderson, Associate Pastor
An Interfaith Community Church and Home of
A program which provides Christian
one-to-one care to those who are
experiencing all kinds of life needs.
Just call... 383-6491
8:30 AM Informal Worship
9:40 AM Adult Study Class
9:40 AM Discussion Group
10:30 AM Traditional Worship -
6:30 PM Discovery Bible Study
Fellowship and Light Refreshments .
after the 10:30 am Worship Service J ' *
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 24, 2001 U PAGE 13
Resort owner claims city's 2nd Avenue in Holmes Beach
By Ann McGrath
Holmes Beach city commissioners learned that a
section of Second Avenue's right of way is being used
as a lounge area by the Aquarius Beach Resort from
Commissioner Pat Geyer at their Jan. 9 meeting.
Lounge chairs and plantings have been placed in
the city's right of way without a permit from public
works and without permission from the city commis-
sion, said Superintendent of Public Works Joe
Aquarius owner John Pace attended the Parks and
Beautification Committee meeting Jan. 10 to apologize
for taking over the right of way, according to Duennes.
At the meeting, P&B Committee Chairman Jim
Gloth told Pace he would need to speak with the city
The matter was placed on the Jan. 23 commission
meeting agenda, according to City Clerk Brooke
In September last year, Pace asked the commission
to vacate Second Avenue. That request was not
The commission agreed in November to clean up
Second Avenue and place new stop signs and 5 mph
speed limits there and on 39th Street.
,,. Public right of
way or private
Only the Holmes
... asked to attend the
.r,; bJan.c23h ity com-
*. I mission meeting to
Discuss the matter.
S. Islander Photo: Ann
''-' ... -i,,f McGrath
In August, Fernando Torres requested that Second
Avenue remain open to traffic. Torres uses Second
Avenue to drive to his beachside property southwest of
Anna Maria City Commission campaigns heat up
By Laurie Krosney
Campaign signs are popping up all over Anna
Maria City like crocuses in the north woods in a
Anna Maria voters will be asked to choose two
city commissioners from a slate of seven candidates.
Jason Cimino. Linda Cramer. George McKay,
John Michaels. Diane Milesko, Jeffrey Smith and
Charles Webb are all campaigning in earnest for
the Feb. 13 election.
The two candidates receiving the most votes will
fill the seats of Commissioner Bob Barlow and Vice
Mayor Doug Wolfe. Neither sought re-election.
Both men cite the adversarial and negative climate
on the present commission as their reason for it.
The Islander has scheduled a candidate's forum
Thursday, Feb. 1, at Anna Maria City Hall for voters
to have a chance to meet the candidates and find out
where they stand on issues important to the future of
Citizens will be given a chance to submit writ-
ten questions in advance on forms supplied by the
newspaper at the forum.
The forum is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a
half hour to "meet the candidates" followed by the
question and answer session.
Islander Publisher Bonner Futch will moder-
ate the event.
City Hall is located at 100055 Gulf Drive.
SI Keith f a -
S778-3526 or cell 730-0516
I- I nl-m mmIII m m ii iiIII
iM iiZ mmni Cim m ZM=MM-
SAccounting Bookkeeping m
WiYear-Roundow Tax Servicents
Accounting Services Payroill & Payroll Taxes
financial Statemels.nts Income Tax Preparation tc
SecretarAll major manufacturer ics Electroludnic Filing Hunter Douglas
Fax:(941)778-623526 or cell 730-0516
I Accounting Bookkeeping I i
Best PeSt ControI
in MaWind Tee County
Owned and operated by
all Island esidentresi art or ree ll oe o la o
Financial Statements i Income Tax Preparation
Secretarial Services 2 Electronic Filing
BEN COOPER, E.A.
3909 E. Bay Drive, Suite 110. Holmes Beach
Fax: (941) 778-6230
AWARD WINNER #1
Best Pest Control
in Manatee County!
Full service exterior and interior
Owned and operated by
Island resident Erny Keller
State Certified/Licensed and Insured
CALL US FOR
A FREE ESTIMATE
Island 778-1337 or 778-1913
PEST CONTROL, INC.
SERVING THE ISLANDS 20 YEARS
MAIL BOXES ETC.TM
Big or small, we ship it all.
.. . . '\.rl
Office Equipment Antiques
Gifts Complete Estates
MAIL BOXES ETC.
An Independently Owned and Operated Franchise
5380 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key
In the Centre Shops
Monday Friday 8:30 5:30 pm
383-8989 Fax: 383-8534
I -J -1 -| "B J ~ l j
25 FARES THIS WEEK
and 25 on the 25th day of every month
in 2001 when MCAT is scheduled:
April 25 May 25 June 25 July 25
Aug. 25 Sept. 25 Oct. 25
Since 1976 MCAT had served the mobility
needs of the public providing over 16 million
trips Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
with modern amenities like wheelchair lifts
and bike racks. We've taken you to work,
school, shopping, doctor appointments, enter-
tainment and to see family and friends. In this
25th Anniversary year of 2001 more exciting
innovations are planned, such as a bus shelter
program to provide seating and shelter for tran-
sit riders and trolley-style vehicles to operate
the island route and for community event
shuttles. Thank you for allowing us to provide
you, our riders.
"Service with Excellence"
PAGE 14 E JAN. 24, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
West Manatee Fire & Rescue gets clean report
By Ann McGrath
The new West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
formed by the merger of the West Side and Anna Maria
fire districts last June has proved to be a success, offi-
Fire commissioners met with department officials
Jan. 18 to review the yearly audit and to take care of
After reviewing three separate audit reports, Audi-
tor Ed Leonard said the district has a clean compliance
report and the audit complies with all federal, state, and
The district has a total of $4,400,000 in fixed as-
sets; a net excess of $177,000 cash carryover; and a
total fund balance of more than $190,000.
"This was a good budget year. The assets are
greater than the liabilities" said Leonard.
The district took in $50,000 more than budgeted,
and spent $200,000 less than budgeted, Leonard added.
Fire Chief Andy Price credits the district's good
financial standing to Leonard, whom Price said has
supervised the district financially for 12 years. Twelve
years ago the yearly budget was in the five-figure
range, Price said.
In other business, the commission approved
surplusing a 1983 fire truck the department had been
keeping for a spare. The truck is expected to sell for
$14,000 to $25,000.
Currently, the WMFRD has five engines, a ladder
truck, and a rescue truck, Price said.
The commission also approved buying two new
vehicles for officers' use, one double-cab pickup and
one suburban utility vehicle, to replace vehicles cur-
rently in use. The purchases are in accordance with the
vehicle replacement plan the commission discussed in
1999, Price said.
Also approved was a new communications system
to replace phones and computers currently in use. The
new -system will cost $35,000, Price said.
Melody Soto of Bradenton is the district's new
receptionist and clerk.
Chilled turtles nursed to health at Mote
By Jim Hanson
Eight out-of-town sea turtles are recovering from
pneumonia at Mote Marine Laboratory, among 403
Seniors Day is coming up
at Manatee County Fair
Thursday, Jan. 25, will be Seniors Day at the Mana-
tee County Fair, with all seniors given a $1 discount at the
gate at 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto.
A steer show at 7 p.m. that day and a heifer show and
showmanship contest Friday at 7 p.m. will wind up the
livestock portion of the fair, which opened Jan. 18.
Featured Thursday will be the Sophisticates Orches-
tra, the Fox Brothers and Carlos Beristain on the
Tropicana Stage. Friday the Fox Brothers and Shaman
with Henry Lawrence will be on the stage.
The Fair Finale Saturday will climax with the Night
Train Band with famed Cortez musician Goose Culbreath
The fair is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.
Further information may be obtained at 722-1639.
chilled and stranded on Florida Panhandle beaches.
Dr. Charles Menire, director of Mote's turtle rehabili-
tation hospital, said the turtles are among 11 in rehab now,
the other three being from this part of the Gulf of Mexico.
Six of the eight being treated from "up north" were
among the hundreds of mostly green turtles that were
"cold-stunned" by falling Gulf temperatures in their area
during the late unlamented cold wave.
Menire explained that when water temperature drops
quickly below a certain level, the turtles' bodies begin to
shut down to a state similar to hibernation. Most get pneu-
monia and their immune system is virtually useless, so
they are susceptible to many other ailments.
They are unable to swim or dive and eventually on-
shore winds blow them to land, where they strand and
Humans came to the rescue in the Panhandle, Menire
said, and called for help from Mote and other turtle facili-
"We hired a big truck and went to Panama City to
pick up the 31 worst cases," Menire said. "They were all
juveniles, five to 30 pounds, so it wasn't all that huge a
"After we sorted them out here, we distributed them
among Sea World, the Florida Aquarium and Clearwater
The six that Mote kept are isolated from healthy
sea turtles at the aquarium's hospital and are getting an-
tibiotics. Two others from Virginia are in the same situ-
"We take blood samples regularly to make sure
they're on the road to health," he said. "And we are tak-
ing X-rays, which isn't easy through turtle shells."
He expects them to be sufficiently healthy for release
back into the wild in six to eight weeks, which isn't really
long for a stay in his rehab facility last winter he had
several chilled turtles from Cape Cod waters, and they had
to be under hospital care for four to nine months.
What he really needs, and is in the process of setting
up, is a full-fledged turtle hospital, "a place like a green-
house where we can put turtles in tanks and keep the tem-
That will give him even more to do than he has now
as director of the turtle rehabilitation, chief ofthe dolphin
and whale hospital, head of manatee rehab, and staff vet-
erinarian for the whole aquarium.
FREE HOME DELIVERThP'HE ISLANDERON ANA MARIA'SLANDF- CALL 778-7978
SSorry, ww. cannol deli.er nglo copies to condo rinium unilt or nipbilo home
A 6 4 . . . A A I- I 1 .4 1 1 A 1 4 J 1 C A
...,,. ..,. -*>.. .>...,. *l J .. i1 .* . . .**. .< >.- .. t r...................*.................. *.ti .*.. ... .. ...... ....... . . .. ,...
__ _I -~ -
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 15
Search of Bradenton Beach modeling shoot reveals drugs
By Ann McGrath
Bradenton Beach police officers said they found
marijuana and paraphernalia Jan. 11 after searching a
model's room and her photographer's house.
Officers found the marijuana and paraphernalia
after they were called to the scene of a verbal distur-
bance between Sarah Elizabeth Markstein, 18, of
Lawrenceville, Ga., and her employer, a photographer
Markstein, who said she wanted to quit working as
a model for the man, asked an officer to escort her to
the photographer's beachside house to pick up her per-
The photographer told an officer that Markstein
and her boyfriend, Brian Richard Hall, 19, also of
Lawrenceville, were in possession of drugs.
When Markstein returned to her motel room at the
Econo Lodge Surfside, 2410 Gulf Drive, an officer
followed her and observed that she was trying to hide
After searching the room, the officer found a pipe
packed with marijuana, and a baggy containing 3.5
(Between Publix & Crowder Bros.)
3612 East Bay Drive
Dr. Joseph Acebal Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Buy it, sell it, Find it!
An all-new assisted living facility
S-on beautiful Anna Maria Island
Comfort Privacy Warmth Security Companionship
Where ccwe' cavd criswng
& hcaind/ Yv hca*dI
Long-term care and adult day care 21 years experience
2202 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
grams of marijuana and some rolling papers. Markstein
told officers the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to
While the woman was being arrested, her boyfriend
drove away, but an officer stopped him on Gulf Drive.
A search of the photographer's beach residence
revealed one half of a straw containing residue of a
Tickets are on sale for the ninth annual Big Band
Benefit Dance, scheduled Feb. 8, to benefit
children's activities of the Anna Maria Island Com-
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island, the event will begin at 8 p.m. at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The Sarasota-based Sophisticates Big Band with
Judi Edwards as vocalist will be featured.
In its first eight years the dance has raised more
than $21,000 for the Center, said dance committee
DR. DIANE L. MICHAELS
Healthcare the '.
gentle natural way
501 Village Green Parkway
Suite 15 -West Bradenton
(I block east ofAlbertson's Manatee Ave.)
Walk-Ins Welcome Open 7 days *7:30am 8pm
Available to tend to your urgent care needs:
Fever / Infections Minor Lacerations
Simple Fractures Sprains
PINNACLE MEDICAL CENTER
315 75th Street West Bradenton
Financial Planning & Investment Services
Michael D. Brusso
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
1401 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 1110
Bradenton, FL 34205
MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER
(800) 488-8420 (941) 714-7917
Morgan Slainlcy Dean Wilier is a service tark of Morgal Slunley Dean Wilier & Ci. and services
are olltred through Dean Wilier Reynolds Inc.. memller SPIC. 0 Dean Wiier Reynolds Inc.
LAW OFFICE OF
KENDRA D. PRESSWOOD
Employment Law and Appeals
Civil and Criminal Appeals
Sex, Age, Disability, Pregnancy, Race, National Origin, Marital Status
Discrimination Claims Sexual Harassment Wage & Hour
Overtime Claims Whistle Blower Clains
1806 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
3909 East Bay Drive #100, 778-1007 Tli Islander
Gy Yatros. 3909 EAST BAY DRIVE
SGy Yatros, D.M.D. Holmes Beach (Across from Publix)
New Patients Welcome
white substance, and some rolling papers identical to
the ones in the woman's possession. The photographer
told officers the paraphernalia belonged to Markstein.
Officers issued notices for Markstein and Hall to
appear in court, and notified authorities at Tampa In-
ternational Airport that drug paraphernalia had been
found in the photographer's possession.
chairman Bob LoPiccolo.
"Our goal is to give at least $2,500," he
said, "and we have exceeded that every year
"Last year more than 350 people attended
and $3,000 was donated to the Center."
Tickets are $10 and Kiwanis prefers to sell
them by tables of 10 to 12 persons. They may be
obtained from and reservations made with
LoPiccolo at 794-3459, or Russ Olson at 778-
I Improve the Q2wuality
of Your Life
Carol Greer SLema ko *
B.A. Ed., M.A. Psych.
Perico Island Bradenton /
ICH SPRECHE DEUTSCH! Nat.ert. #00740
Nat. Cert. #00740
Eser fflRllarial Immunnitu OlTurd^
An Interdenominational Christian Church
Rev. Gary A. Batey Serving the Community Since 1913
SCome Celebrate Christ
Worship Services 9 and 11 am
SSunday School 10 am Adults
10:30 am Childrens
11 am Teens
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 778-0414
Does the thought of paying
taxes have you down?
Tax deferred investments might
be the trick to reduce your tax
bite in the future.
Call us to find out more.
Tom Breiter No obligation of course!
'Come in for your cold care remedies.t
5344 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach S & S Plaza
Dell Sandwiches Vitamins Herbal Teas Organic Produce
WE HA VE THE BEST JUICE BAR ON THE ISLAND!
OPEN MON-FRI 9-6PM SAT 9:30-5PM CLOSED SUNDAY
Big Band Benefit Dance tickets going on sale
Stephen G. Gloria J. Scott L.
Pelham, M.D. Fischer, M.D. Kosfeld, M.D.
Island Family Physicians
Providing complete family care Accepting new patients
Now accepting Medicare, CCN Health Network, Manatee
County Government and School Board Employees.
Have you or a loved one been prescribed and taken the medication
LOTRONEX? Has it caused intestinal side effects which have
required hospitalization, surgery, or even death?
If so, you may have a claim to recover money damages.
For inquiries, please contact the law firm of:
LUTZ, WEBB & BOBO, P.A.
An "A" rated law firm with 10 lawyers and more than 100 years of
combined experience in Sarasota and Manatee Counties
One Sarasota Tower Sarasota 951-1800
Lutz, Webb & Bobo, P.A., is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell,
the nationally recognized law firm rating service.
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written iiilformiation about our qualifications and experience.
PAGE 16 E JAN. 24, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, Jan. 29
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Cereal, Yogurt, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Sloppy Joe Sandwich,
Tossed Salad with Dressing, Applesauce Cup, Juice
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Breakfast: Muffin Square, Yogurt, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Beef-A-Roni or Grilled Chicken Patty, Roll,
Green Beans, Fresh Mixed Fruit, Juice
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Nugget with Roll or Junior Cuban
Sandwich. Tater Tots, Mixed Fruit with Strawber-
Thursday, Feb. 1
Breakfast: Pretzel, Yogurt, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Baby Carrots with Dress-
ing, Peaches, Juice
Friday, Feb. 2
Bi, ,l.',,.," Pancake on Stick with Syrup, Yogurt,
Lunch: Tacos or Hot Dog on Bun, Corn. Fresh Fruit,
Milk is served with all meals.
Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria students recognized fior civic achievements Jan. 19 at the We Are Very Exceptional "WAVE"
awards include: Kaitlyn Tolar, Alex Burgess. Scottie Steenstra, Haley Hutchison, Hunter Hardy, Chloe
Bertrand. Breamnn Richardson, Ryan Guerin. Lance Burger and Kyle Guessford. Recipients of the VWAVE
award also receive a coupon .for a small free ice cream at Mania Lo's in Anna Maria.
FRESH MULLET SALE
.ore than a mullet Wrapperf
M-XL $10 Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
941-778-7978 Fax 778-9392
Happy HI our Mon Fri3-61nm "
rZ-) Tn ^T^ic6-7Lia
ancr a wiole lot of fiun! 4
Open 7 Dnys I 1:30-2am
35 Irilid SI. i.'adcnloan Beach
Marker *i. y boat
TEAK & SEAGR^A\-
Daily Specials Full Liquor Bar
Karaoke DJ Music TVs Dancing Wed.-Sat. 9 pm-2 am
Super Bowl Party Jan. 28 Starts at 4 pm
OS : e. : *
l5 I.t1 ii. .l AnD i ser i ntide Ice a eh 7 11
OPEN SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!
38 Delicious Flavors!
The Best All Beef Jumbo Chicago Hot Dogs!
Voted best tasting ice cream eight years in a row!
S103 Bradenton Beach 779-2244 vwna
y;.. 'jo ,xt to Banana Cabana Open daily 12 10 pm
SILVER SURF MOTEL
1301 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach
and 2-3 day packages.
726-3163 1 =
SPORTS PUB & GRILL" Y'
SUPER BOWL PARTY
"i.'Suh., Jdt. 28 p2 ,
U^:: BBQ Pi- Roast
*15 TVs to watch the game
*Drink Specials Live entertainment ,, .
with Dr. Dave Ferguson
3 pm 'til game time
6218 Cortez RJ -794-2489
We're Totally Global!
In fact, we're global times 1,300 plus! More than 1,300 PAID subscribers receive
The Islander out of town, out of state and out of the United States. We go to Alaska,
England, Germany, Canada, Hawaii and nearly all points in between. These news-hungry
subscribers can't wait to get their hands on "the best news on Anna Maria Island."
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 24, 2001 M PAGE 17
Last chance to register for
spring computer courses
By Diana Bogan
Adult computer courses will be taught at the
Kronus Community Technology Center at Anna
Maria Elementary School and Friday, Jan. 26, is
the last day to register. The courses are included
in Manatee Technical Institute's spring session.
Classes range in skill from beginner to inter-
mediate levels and, with the exception of the
Internet overview class, will cost $60. There is a
$7 lab fee for all other classes held at the Island
school: textbooks, if required, are not included.
If you are new to the net, take the Internet over-
view course and learn how to navigate the World
Wide Web, use e-mail, chatrooms, and more. Internet
overview will meet from 4-6 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday for six sessions beginning on Jan. 29, and
repeating starting Feb. 21. This class costs $41.
For those who have never used a computer.
the beginner computer course offers lots of ten-
der. loving care. Topics will cover what to look
for in buying a computer, how to speak the lingo
and basic operation skills. The Tuesda\ anld
Thursday night classes \\'ill begin Jan. 30 a1nd
meet from 4:30-0:30 p.m. A second session will
meet on Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.
starting March 26. The course will be completed
in nine sessions.
If you want to become more proficient in
Windows 95, 98 or Windows Explorer, sign up
for the intermediate computer course. Even if
you've had computer experience, this class will
beef up your skills. Beginning March 1 this class
will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30
p.m. for nine sessions.
Finally, a Mlicrosoft Office overview course
will be held Tuesday lad Thursday from 6:45-
8:45 starting Jan. 30. Windows knowledge is re-
quired, as the focus of this course will be Word,
Excel and Power Point, depending on the needs
of the students. This course will also be com-
pleted in nine sessions.
Classes are open to all on a first come first
served bases and b s enrollment at the Island WOW
lab is usually limited to 10 persons. Registration
forms are available at the Island school, public
libraries and at Manatee Techinical Institute. MTI
is located at 5003 34th Street \W Bradeinton. l:or
further course anld registration information call
Tim .-\rb at 751-7900. extension 1092.
Bringing up grades
Hillarv Powers received her BUG certificate, BUG
pin and cfee ice cream coupon, fom Kiwanis Club
men h/'r Bill Tester for raising iher grades one letter
drini tlic iinlos recent grladingI period. Of the 180
third, ftliiith aild tifti irade stul dets at Anna Maria
l'lcinnarv Sc'hool, 128 students brought up their
iradecs. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
SUPER BOwl XXXV
Guess the score, clip out the page and mail or deliver to The Islander to win $50
S Baltinoe Ravens __ Y. Giaints __
The Islander will pay $50 to the person with the connect or All entries must be submitted on tlie published forn or a copy Name
closest game-winning score for the Jan. 28 Super Bowl game, of the form. Be sure to include your name. address and phone
All entries must be postmarked or hand delivered to the news- number. Address
paper office by noon Saturday, Jan. 27. Only one entry per person, please.
In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn from tying en- Mail or deliver to The Islander 5404 Manna Drive, Island -
tries. The decision of The Islander football judge is final. Shopping Center, Holmes Beach FL 34217 941-778-7978 Phone
I.. -....-.-. ...--.------------I---.---------.---.I----------
Open Mon-Thurs 11 am-11 pm
Fri & Sat 11 am-Midnight
Sun Noon-10 pm
Mon-Fri 4-7 pm
FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS
26 TVS FOUR BIG SCREENS
SStock up for your
Wear your team's *s I
colors and receive 01/. 0/1
10% OFF yourtotal
Saturday, and Sunday!
Why leave the Island?
778-2507 5508 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Open 7 days Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm Sun 10 am-8 pm
Island Starter and Alternator
COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC
FULL SERVICE MECHANICS
Oil Change Air Conditioning
3014 Ave. C, Holmes Beach Behind Citgo
778-0818 *MV#37941 6
Come join your friends
January 27 for
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Long necks $1.50
Our famous NFL wings, 350 each
Novelty pitchers of beer (you keep the pitcher)
PUB & GRUB
Your hosts Hank & Jessie of Jessie's Island Store
778-5788 5346 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
= Located in the S&S Plaza =
PAGE 18 M JAN. 24, 2001 THE ISLANDER
'Bees' cons its way to fame, fortune, revenge
By David Futch
Act one of "As Bees in Honey Drown" is almost
insipid, bordering on narcissism and the characters
appear shallow in substance until the second act
That's when the mark Evan Wyler, played by
Michael Vogt, discovers he's been conned and the
clever writing of the second act sends the play soaring
as the actors chime in unison the dastardly deeds of
herione Alexa Vere de Vere.
A dozen or so play-goers left Island Players theater
,.following the first act on opening night, probably due
to explicit language that has become commonplace in
society. The shock factor of the "F word" barely made
a dent with the rest of the audience.
Too bad for those who skipped out, for they missed
the crux of the play and the outstanding performances
of the entire cast, specifically Vogt as Wyler, Kelly
Woodland as Vere de Vere and Mark Schelstrate, who
plays several parts, but shines as theatrical agent
The same goes for David B. Haynes, Robin
Rhodes and Heather Gulling, who glitter in their less-
than-endearing roles such as Skunk, Bethany and Ilya.
The three also play several other parts with gusto.
It was a struggle to sit through the first act and
wonder, "Where is this play going?"
Then the second act moves with lightning speed
and. like a good movie, you keep hoping the play won't
Director Phyllis Elfenbein is to be commended for
getting the actors to utilize a different method than is
seen in most plays.
On several occasions, the players talk over each
other and say the same lines to get playwright Douglas
Carter Beane's ideas across to an audience that must be
,wondering what in the heck is going on.
Wyler, an author on the brink of stardom follow-
ing publication of his first novel, has stars in his eyes
as Vere de Vere strokes his ego over impending fame.
At the same time, she strokes his wallet and bank ac-
SRod 8 Reel Pier
Where The Locals Go!
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Open 7 Days --
7 am-10 pm 7-
on the Island! ---
1/2 Mile North of City Pier
778-1885 875 North Shore Dr Anna Maria Island
Calling all celebs
Mark Schelstrate as theatrical agent Kaden, left, phones in a marker while Michael Vogt as Evan Wyler and
Kelly Woodland as Alex Vere de Vere d 'leaf through a celebrity magazine in the Island Players production of
"As Bees in Honey Drowin." Islander Plhoto. Bonner Furch
When Wyler discovers her ruse, the only thing on
his mind is revenge.
As director Elfenbein says in her director's notes, "It
may be that the yearning to be rich and famous is at least
a part of the motivation that drives and inspires artists. But
if that is the main reason they create, they are probably due
for a very rude awakening. For in the mad rush to embrace
the ephemeral joys of the hum and buzz and the hype, they
may very well lose themselves."
Or find themselves.
"As Bees in Honey Drown" runs through Feb. 4.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except Sunday when the mati-
nee is performed at 2 p.m. The theater is dark on Mon-
days. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by calling
778-5755 or at the box office, which is open weekdays
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and an hour before each perfor-
mance, during the run of the play. The theater is located
at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in IAna
,7-' 10519 Cortez Road ."
BUFFET HOURS: 11AM-9PM SUNDAY Noon-8 PM
DINNER PIZZA 0
It's a good year for stone
crabs. We can ship them
to a friend or relative.
Just give us a call!
Full retail seafood market for
fresh seafood to prepare at home.
Open 7 Days a Week 11:30am-9:30pm
,, .:, 383-1748 0
ON THE BAY END OF BROADWAY ST. NORTH LONGBOAT KEY
Intimate Fine Dining
6777 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton
`" ; j# *t v m,
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 19
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 13, 500 block of Bay Boulevard South, do-
mestic battery. A woman said she woke up to find her
husband with another woman. The wife said they ar-
gued and the man hit his wife in the face before he left
Jan. 13, 800 block of Bay Boulevard South, theft.
A man told police that an unknown person took a large
planter from his yard.
Jan. 9, 1100 block of Gulf Drive, grand theft. A
woman reported that a motorcycle trailer has been
missing from her rental property since last October.
Jan. 11, 100 Gulf Drive N., felony charge of flee-
ing to elude police, grand theft, obstruction, reckless
driving. An officer attempted to stop a vehicle because
he saw it run off the road three times. The vehicle
slowed to 5 miles per hour on Gulf Drive North before
accelerating to 50 miles per hour in a zone posted 25
miles per hour.
The officer followed the vehicle east onto Cortez
Road where it reached speeds in excess of 90 miles per
hour on the wrong side of the road before running off
the road near a trailer park. Then the vehicle sped to the
other side of the road and almost drove into a ditch, the
The vehicle then traveled east on Cortez Road in
excess of 100 miles per hour, and drove into oncoming
traffic before stopping on the curb in the 10300 block,
where the driver ran on foot into a wooded area. Mana-
tee County sheriff's deputies and a K-9 unit were called
to assist in a search for the man. He was located in a
The driver had no identification with him and re-
fused to give his name, the officer said. The man said
he was drunk and did not know where or when he got
the vehicle. The officer found out later from the Lau-
derdale-by-the-Bay Police Department that the vehicle
was stolen. The driver was taken to the Manatee
Coun0Ty Jail and booked as "Doe, John."
Jan. 11, Bridge Street area, lost property. A woman
told police that she lost her cell phone in the Bridge
Street area. The phone was worth $200.
Jan. I1, 2502 Gulf Drive, Econo Lodge Motel,
grand theft. A New York woman said she left her
$1,500 gold-and-sapphire earrings in the room before
she went to the beach and returned to find them miss-
Jan. 13, 200 Bridge St., Bridge Street Pier, grand
theft auto. A Bradenton man told police that his vehicle
was stolen from a handicap parking space while he was
fishing. The man said he left the keys in the vehicle,
which had a valid handicap tag.
Jan. 13, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, disturbance,
information. An officer was dispatched to a fight in
progress at the Circle K. Two men and two women
from Bradenton Beach were in a wrestling match, the
officer said. A man said his wife joined in after he and
another man started scuffling. Another woman then
joined in the fight and the two women continued to
wrestle after the men stopped. When the men separated
the women, one woman left the scene but returned to
get her glasses, which she lost in the fight. No one
wanted to press charges. The individuals were intoxi-
cated, the officer said.
Jan. 14, 100 block of 5th Street North, warrant ar-
rest, information. An officer stopped a vehicle because
it swerved over the center line and almost struck the
patrol car. Both the driver and the passenger were
wanted for warrants out of Manatee County; the driver
for violation of probation, and the passenger for driv-
ing with a suspended license and being an habitual of-
fender. The driver was issued a citation for failure to
maintain single lane and for having an open container
of alcohol in the vehicle. The passenger was issued a
citation for open container of alcohol. The two men
were arrested for the outstanding warrants and taken to
the Port llanatee Jail.
Jan. 14, 1800 Gulf Drive South, Coquina Beach
parking lot, auto burglary. A man and a woman told
police items were taken from a vehicle they parked at
the beach. The two could not remember if the car was
locked, police said. The items included a bag contain-
ing $18, several bank cards, a case containing $80, a
35-millimeter camera valued at $650, and a cell phone.
SJann. 16, 2500 block of Avenue C, warrant, viola-
tion ol probation. DUI. RaN mond Charles Lcigh, 49, of
Bradenton Beach was arrested for an active 1992 war-
rant out of Sarasota for violation of probation after a
DUI conviction. A neighbor called police because the
man was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. The
intoxicated man told the officer he changed his name
when he returned to his native England because his
Florida license was suspended after he received a DUI
in 1992. He said he kept the new name when he re-
turned to Florida last year. When the officer ran a check
on the man's legal name, he discovered the outstand-
ing warrant. The man was taken to Manatee Memorial
Hospital where he remained until his blood alcohol
returned to a safe level. The officer then took the sus-
pect to jail.
Jan. 19, 200 block of Highland Avenue, theft. A
man reported two power tools missing from a shed at
the back of his rental property. An officer said he no-
ticed pawn slips in the tenant's possession a few weeks
ago when he spoke with the tenant about another mat-
ter. The power tools are valued at $300.
Jan. 13, 100 block of 29th Street, theft. A man
caught an intoxicated man trying to steal his bike. An
officer followed the intoxicated man who ran onto the
beach and passed out. The officer awoke the man, took
him home and told him to stay there until he sobered
up. No charges were filed.
Jan. 13, 2800 block of Avenue E, battery. The in-
toxicated man cited in the previous incident, whom the
officer had just taken home, got into an argument with
another man, a co-worker and roommate, because he
was angry with the officer for taking him home, the
officer said. The man hit his roommate, broke a fan and
put his fist through a shutter door. The man was taken
to Manatee County Jail. The roommate had also been
drinking.alcohol, the officer said.
Jan. 14, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, domestic distur-
bance. A woman reported that her husband beat her up,
causing several bruises, after he demanded more
money and there was none left in the bank to withdraw.
She said she withdrew money with her ATM card when
he first asked for it. When he came back three hours
later and demanded money the second time, he became
abusive and forced her to ride with him to the conve-
nience store where there was an ATM, she said. The
woman told police she was filing for a divorce because
she had been going through both mental and physical
abuse for the past three months.
Jan. 17, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported that an unknown person took a wicker chair
and foot stool from her front yard.
Fresh produce is our specialty at
Start the new year off healthy!
,.'Eat 5 fruits & veggies a day!
Fresh strawberries, zucchini,
c squash, broccoli, pears,
290nb apples, carrots and more!
779-1584 103 7th Street North, Bradenton Beach
(two blocks north of Cortez Bridge if le t tr.:- G l.den 'I.tir Pe:t.:ur.:irnti
The Food, The Service, THE
and The Music at...
JOIN US IN OUR ELEGANT LOUNGE FOR...
JAZZ CLASSICS with TRUMPETER LUIGI TOTH on Sunday
PIANO FAVORITES with JIM MCCARTHY on Tuesday
DR. HERB SILVERSTEIN TRIO on Wednesday
(Performance benefits Ear Research Foundatioln)
Pianist Extraordinaire MICHAEL ROYAL on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
DINNER for 2 SPECIAL MENU $48 including Wine
TUESDAY thru SATURDAY 5-6 PM SUNDAYS 5-9 PM
Regular Steakhouse menu available all times
Dinner Served Tues.-Thurs. & Sun. 5pm-9pm & Fri. & Sat. 5pm-10pm
.. .. -.$I*
1.5 LL ./I LI n I.foL.IR ". A
S1.75 LTR 99 EARLY TIMES 1.75 LTR ANCIENT AGE
LTR $ 1 BOURBON $14.79 BOURBON m n
L$ 99 2or MIR 3.00 $14
1 4 9 $27.98 $29.98 ($14.99) Net $11.792 o
($13.99) __ _$
SAVE $1 PER BOTTLE SAVE SAVE 750 ML $28.98 ($14.49)
IMPERIAL BLENDED POPOV VODKA KAHLUA COFFEE
AMERICAN WHISKEY $1069 NO LIQUEUR
'.5 INGLENOOK $599 *. LTAVESAVE MUIRHEAD SCOTCH
SV. OSE RINE, 1999 $1379 MIR 3.00
CASE WHITE ZIN $19 $1.7
PRICE 2 for Net $10.79
$32.94 SEAGRAM VO $25.98 ($12.99) 1.75 LTR 1.75
1.75 LTR CANADIAN R &R CANADIAN WHISKEY LTR
GILBEY'S CLUNY BACARDI JIM BEAM 8
GIN SCOTCH RUM STAR BLENDED
S $1999 $1 479 2r $1999 2WHISKEY
< TC I TD
- ,ot.a, i 129
1.75 LTR 1.75
.,, n nI r 1 $..2. II LTR
(;lI~B ,I te I ,I#904t4 *I*e4
PAGE 20 0 JAN. 24, 2001 M THE ISLANDER.
Mooney over Ranch
Gerard Ciarleglio of Anna Maria tossed in 21 points,
had five assists, five steals and six rebounds Jan. 16 to lead
Cardinal Mooney High basketball team of Sarasota to a
. 57-48 win over Lakewood Ranch of Bradenton.
The 6-foot-4 forward also had three, three-point bas-
kets in the victory as Mooney improved to 10-8 on the
The game was a sloppy affair on both sides from
beginning to end, including a second quarter in which
Mooney scored just two points on two foul shots.
In the first quarter, Ciarleglio hit a three-point
bomb from the top of the key on the right side, then
stole the inbounds pass and tipped it to Rob Gidel, who
made a basket to jump start Mooney.
Minutes later, Ciarleglio scored two points, then
stole the inbounds pass again and put it up for another
two points and an 1 1-2 Mooney lead.
Mooney went into the deep freeze in the second
quarter as the Ranch Mustangs came roaring back to go
up 19-17 at the half.
Ciarleglio, Tim Lecher and Steve Young came
through in the clutch at the end of the game to ice it.
Ciarleglio scored nine points in the last four minutes,
Lecher hit a three-point play, stole the ball and scored
another two while Young sank three of four foul shots
in the last minute to ensure the win.
In the Roundball Classic Jan.19 at Venice High
School, Ciarleglio of Class 3A Mooney had 38 points
against Class 6A and state-ranked Naples Barron
Collier in 78-73 win.
In that game, Ciarleglio had six three-point plays,
was 12-13 from the foul line and scored 16 in the first
quarter and 14 in the fourth to carry Mooney and up
their record to 12-8 on the year.
Island Real Estate zips past PAL
Island Real Estate put in a total team effort to beat
OL) HAMBURgi Owner-Chef Brigitte
-11 ODaily Specials
SCHNITZELHAUS German Beer on Tap
Best German Home Cooking on Florida's West Coast
Every Friday Special:
Bavairiani Porik Kinuclkles
with red cabbage and bread dumplings
(Schweinehaxe mit Rotkraut & Knidel)
Lunch Tues-Fri 12-3 pm Dinner Mon-Sat 5-9:30 pm
Anna Maria Island Centre 3246 E. Bay Drive
SHolmes Beach 778-1320 RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED
The soul of Europe in the heart of Longboat Key
Anna Maria Island
Instructional League (age 5-7)
Jan. 25 Dr. Danziger vs. Island Family 6 p.m.
Jan. 27 Oyster Bar vs. Island Physiciansnoon
Dr. Danziger vs. Island Sun 1 p.m.
Feb. 3 Coaches game 6 p.m.
Feb. 5 Awards presentation 6 p.m.
Getard Ciarleglio of Sarasota Cardinal Mooney
High fires and makes a long three-point shot from
downtown as teammate Scott Rattigan breaks nfor
the basket. Ciarleglio of Anna Maria scored 21
points to lead Moomev to a 56-47 win Jan. 16 over
Lakewood Ranmh. He scor,'ed 38 points in a basket-
ball victory Jan. 20 over Naples Barron Collier.
Islander Photo: David Futch
Palmetto PAL 60-53 and tie for the lead in the stand-
ings leading up to the season-ending playoffs starting
Monday, Jan. 29.
Diego Felipe, who is in the Premier Division for
players age 14-16, led all scorers with 20 points and
Real Estate had two other players in double figures.
Josh Sato scored 14 and Bobby Cooper had 1 1 while
Tyler Krauss and Brandon Roberts had six each and
Mic Cripe three.
R. Powell had 13 Ior PAL and teammates T. Curry
and D. Smalls had eight apiece.
In the second game, Jan. 20, Sign of the Mermaid
crushed Anna Maria Glass & Screen 84-32.
THE ONLY TRATTORIA ON LONGBOAT KEY
Casual Italian Cuisine ITALIA
NEW MENU ITEMS INCL UDING ...
ZUPPA DI MUSSELS
CIAO! PRIME RIB PIZZA
Closed Sunday Lunch Lunch 11:30-3 Dinner 4:30-10
"Where locals take their friends
A CASUAl GRAND BUIFFiT
Thursday, Jan. 25 4:30 8 pm
Carved Pork Roast
ur Famous Fried Fish
Live Music $1.50 Draft Beer
Regular Menu Always Available
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
Live Entertainment Thurs thru Sun BEER and WINE Available
Casual Inside Dining or Outdoor Patio Dining
Plenty of Parking Fishing/Observation Pier
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784
Division III (age 8-9)
Jan. 24 Galati vs. Island Wine & Spirit
Jan. 25 Marco Polo vs. Pearson A.C.
Jan. 27 Pearson A.C. vs. Island Spirit
Marco Polo vs. Galati Marine
Jan. 29 Playoff practice 2nd place vs.
Jan. 30 Playoff practice 1st vs. 3rd
Jan. 31 Playoffs 1st place vs. 4th
Division II (age 10-11)
Jan. 27 Air & Energy vs. Publix
Bryant's vs. Darcie's Sharks
Jan. 29 Playoff practice 2nd vs. 4th
Jan. 30 Playoff practice 1st vs. 3rd
Feb. 1 Playoffs 1st vs. 4th
Division I (age 12-13)
Jan. 25 Discount Tackle vs. EconoLodge8 p.m.
Jan. 27 Discount Tackle vs. Paradise 6 p.m.
Wireless vs. EconoLodge 7 p.m.
Jan. 29 Playoff practice 2nd place vs. 4th 8 p.m.
Jan. 30 Playoff practice 1st vs. 3rd 8 p.m.
Feb. 1 Playoffs 1st place vs. 4th place 8 p.m.
Premier League (age 14-16)
Jan. 24 Mermaid vs. PAL
Real Estate vs. Glass & Screen
Jan. 27 Real Estate vs. PAL
Mermaid vs. Glass & Screen
Jan. 31 Playoff 1st place vs. 4th place
Feb. 2 Playoff 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Leading the way were Preston Copeland vwith 23
points. Charlie Saner had 20. Ryan Carlson 18, Daniel
VanAndcl 14 and Taylor lManning nine.
Brian Faasse had 14 and Will Langston nine for
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE
from 8 a.m. Tues-Sun.
Dinner from 5-30 p.m.
formerly Chez Andre
in the Island Shopping Center
5406 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Chef/Owner Damon Presswood
(13 yeois at Cafe L'Euiope)
Includes Jimmy Dean Sausage
7AM Noon weekdays
7am 1pm Weekends
4000 GULF DRIVE
4th 6 p.m.
"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven."
Pat Geyer, Propnetress
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 1lam-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
Award winning Italian Continental Cuisine
383-8898 Ivo Scafa, Proprietor
SAdjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
Premier League (age 14-16)
Island Real Estate
Sign of the Mermaid
Police Athletic League
Anna Maria Glass&Screen
Division I (age 12-13)
Island Discount Tackle
Division II (age 10-11)
Bryant's Recycled Treasures
Air & Energy
Jessie's Island Store
Division III (age 8-9)
Marco Polo's Pizza
Larry Pearson A.C.
Anna Maria Island Spirit
SPORTS RAP. FROM PAGE 20
Glass & Screen.
In Division II for players age 10-1 1, Air & Energy
nipped Jessie's Island Store 27-26 in overtime.
.Spencer Carper scored nine for the winners and
Sean Price chipped in seven. Mike Schweitzer had six,
Danielle Mullen three and Heather Howard two for
Kevin Kirn led Jessie's with nine points, Jordan
Graeff six, Jarrod McKenzie and Brick Barlow four
each and Ethan Struber had three.
DUI PIER WALK CAFE
S-- Delicious cream puffs,
S croissants, buckwheat
crepes, sweet crepes,
r, quiches and more,
c BEER and WINE!
Tues.-Sun 8:30 am-2:30 pm Fri. and Sat. 5-9 pm
127 Bridge St Bradenton Beach 778-1011
a.p. BeLL fisH compaNyiNc.
Fresh Seafood Since 1910
Great selection of locally caught
Grouper, Snapper, Shrimp,
Panfish and much more.
SPlanning a fishing trip? Call about our
big selection of frozen bait!
DISCOUNT PRICES EVERYDAY.o
See you at our docks!
S 4600 124th St. W
SCortez, Florida" ----
Little League opening day Feb. 15
The boys and girls of summer will hear "play ball"
for the first time this year on Thursday, Feb. 15, when
Anna Maria Island Little Leaguers throw out the first
pitch on opening day.
The 7 p.m. game will feature two of the top squads
from the Little League Major division and will be
played at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Another opening-day game this one for AAA di-
vision players is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21.
But first Little League will host a dinner Friday,
Feb. 9, where moms, dads and players age 5-18 can put
on the feedbag. At the same dinner, players from all
divisions and age groups can pick up their uniforms.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, Little League will host a
parade from the Island Baptist Church to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Little League field
followed by a jamboree where all teams will play and
inning or two throughout the day.
Little League needs equipment returned
The Anna Maria Island Little League is asking that
all past coaches and players check their closets and
storage spaces for equipment. In an effort to gear up for
the 2001 season, the League needs its equipment re-
In particular, the League is short on batting tees,
helmets, equipment bags and catcher's gear, especially
The items should dropped off at the Center in Anna
Anyone who has baseball equipment or training
aids to donate such as bats, balls and tees would be
Did you know that Hall-of-Fame golfer Byron
THE ISLANDER U JAN. 24, 2001 mIAur i-
,,*" 'f .".
Patrick Cole of the Darcie Duncan Sharks fires one
up on his way to sinking this basket. Cole, who plays
in Division II basketballfor players age 10-11,
scored six points in the game as Darcie's Sharks
nipped Jessie's Island Store 30-26. Islander Photo:
Nelson redesigned the golf umbrella with a wider brim.
That was in the 1930s. About the same time, he came
up with a new design for golf shoes. It's the same de-
sign shoe manufacturers and golfers use today. One
more thing. Nelson was the first player to wear the kind
of golf shirts popular today.
- EAT-IN OR
I TAKE-OUT $100 OFF
I ,- Any Size Pizza
I FREE DELIVERY!
1 OMA PIZZA
nI I & ITALIAN RISTAUIJRANT
Specializing in Veal Chicken Fish Pasta
Makers of the World's Largest Pizza
*I i Open 7 Days 11AM to Midnight
S ;i | 201 N. Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
I ', 778-0771 or 778-0772
RU2 13 y yrn.
LARGE SELECTION OF PASTA DISHES THE BEST PIZZA ON OR OFF THE ISLAND
SEAFOOD & POULTRY SELECTIONS INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS STROMBOLI
FISH AND CHIPS SPANISH SPECIALTIES
IPSWICH FULL BELLIED FRIED CLAMS MUFFULETTA SANDWICHES
OUR FAMOUS BLACK BEANS & CUBAN SANDWICHES BLACK ANGUS BURGERS SALADS
GROUPER SANDWICH CALZONES STEAK BOMBS AND MUCH MORE!
OPEN FOR DINNER SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK 4:30 10 PM
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: WED.-SAT. 9 AM-2 PM SUN. 8 AM-2 PM
S&S PLAZA 5366 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
Bridge Street Pier i" Cafe
Open 7 Days 7 am 10 pm Breakfast 7-11:30 am
the water. /
All-U-CAN-EAT GROUPER $11.95
Mon., Wed. & Fri. 11:30 'til 9 PM
11:30 'til Close
SNOW CRAB & GROUPER $24.95
Also BAIT & TACKLE SHOP 779-1706
200 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
'PAGiE 22U AN. 24, 2001 i THE ISLANDER
*-Taffic concepts to consider or perhaps reject
Hoo boy! Will this column ever make some people
Back a few years ago I had the dubious distinction
Sof infuriating a huge segment of the Island after writ-
. ing an article on how to survive "the season." I had
meant the tips to survive tourist season to be tongue-
in-cheek, but based on the 12 weeks worth of letters
from people who wanted my head, it obviously wasn't
taken quite that way.
Let's see if I can do it again with another topic near
and dear to most Islander's hearts traffic.
Transportation planners have realized that Island
traffic woes are bad, and due to get worse as the years
pass. Property values are such that buying more land to
build bigger roads isn't feasible. In fact, Jim Kissick
has estimated that to acquire property to four-lane Gulf
Drive from Manatee Avenue to Cortez Road would
cost something like $2 billion and that doesn't in-
clude the cost of building the road.
Obviously, something innovative has to be done to
deal with traffic on Anna Maria Island. Several options
have been proposed and are wending their way through
the process of becoming reality. I really hope they'll work,
but the concepts haven't worked elsewhere in the past.
One idea that Manatee County officials are pursuing
is installation of electronic message signs along mainland
roads leading to the Island. It was first suggested here sev-
eral years ago by Billie Martini, then a Holmes Beach city
commissioner and high-bridge opponent.
The idea is that if there's an accident on a bridge
or some other impediment to traffic, motorists could be
informed of it and take an alternate route.
Apparently the signs could be programmed as eas-
ily as dialing them up on a cell phone and mashing
buttons to display whatever message is needed. I won't
comment on what sort of messages could be pro-
grammed if the sign's phone number fell into the hands
of a prankster.
But I will comment on a similar message system
that was put in place on Siesta Key a few years ago.
Siesta has one of the most popular beaches in Florida
and has a very small parking lot that is usually full by
midmorning. In order to save people a trip out to the
beach only to have to turn around and leave the Island
when they can't find a place to park, a message board
was installed at the island's approaches which would
light up "Lot Full" when it was.
Makes sense, huh?
The problem was that nobody seemed to be able to
remember to turn the sign off at the end of a busy beach
'Venom, Creatures of
Darkness' Monday Mote fare
The Monday Night at Mote series will feature
'Venom and Creatures of Darkness,' a PBS video,
at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Mote Marine Laboratory's
Martin-Selby Science Education Center.
The Mote campus is on City Island just off the
south ramp of the New Pass bridge leading from
Longboat Key to Lido Key. The program is free to
Mote members and one guest, $5 non-members.
Further information may be obtained at 388-4441.
SOU CAN BE
one of the irst!
E IN ON THE BEGINNING of a
new lamily-run marina in the
historic Cortez fishing village.
Boat slips up to 50' available immediately.
Power and water available.
Moor your boat in a natural setting-
Old Florida at its best!
For Information: Renzo Rivolta
tel (941) 954-0355 email firstname.lastname@example.org
day. A group of us walk on Siesta Beach every Sunday,
and I would guess about a third of the time when I
drove to the beach the "Lot Full" sign was on and
this was at 7:30 a.m. There were about six cars in the
parking lot when I arrived.
After a year or so of this crying wolf mentality it
got so that nobody trusted the sign's message, and it
was quietly removed.
I'm fearful the same problem will take place with
message boards in Manatee County.
Another traffic abatement measure is the park 'n'
ride program. The concept calls for motorists to drive
to a central point, park their cars, hop on a bus, and get
toted to their high-traffic destination. Transportation
planners are talking about having park 'n' ride spots on
75th Street at Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue for
beachgoing motorists to leave their cars and free up
traffic congestion on the Island.
Makes sense, hiuh?
The problem is that people don't seem to want to
use a park 'n' ride system until the place they're going
reaches critical mass in terms of congestion. Remem-
ber the Siesta Key parking lot? Critical mass. So
Sarasota County transit officials started a park 'n' ride
system that would carry people from the mainland to
the beach. It ran every weekend at reasonable hours for
a nominal fee like a buck or so.
Nobody used it. In fact, one busy summer Sunday
only two people took the bus to the beach. Sarasota
County discontinued the weekend system after three
years because it was costing a fortune to chauffeur only
a handful of people around.
Some good ideas
There is a traffic-abatement program in the works
that does strike me as a good, if not great, idea an
As you've probably read, Manatee County and the
Florida Department of Transportation are teaming up
to get a bunch of rubber-wheel trolley buses to run up
and down the Island, hopefully by next year. They trol-
ley will run from something like 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
seven days a week, probably free of charge to passen-
gers, and will have a 20-minute headway. The headway
part means you can stand on Gulf Drive and wait no
more than 20 minutes to catch a ride.
This is a plan that I think will work. The time
you've got to wait to get a trolley is short, the hours the
trolley will operate are long, and the price is right.
Another good idea is bike racks on buses. Although
most mass transit planners do their best in designing
routes going where people want to go, there's usually
some walking involved in getting to and from the bus.
Why not take your bike and save yourself some steps?
Gulf of Mexico Deep-Sea Fishing
36-by-13 foot Trojan
Flybridge Sportfish Yacht
Spacious salon to sit in at no
extra cost. Our prices are the
same as most of the smaller boats.
We cruise at 20 knots with twin turbo
diesel. Come have FUN with us.
All licenses included
Large Sun Deck for the Ladies
Docked at Cortez Fishing Centers
Charter Docks, S.E. of Intercoastal
Waterway Bridge at Cortez Rd. West
PLEASE COME VISIT US
792-7124 Cell 713-9664
And:with bike racks on the bus, it's just a matter
of a few seconds to load or unload your bike. Transpor-
tation planners call that "multi-model transportation,"
and it seems to be working, based on the number of
bikes I've seen perched on the nose of county buses.
And on a final transportation note...
DOT officials will be holding meetings later this
year on the fate of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The
hearing dates haven't been set yet, but it will give Is-
landers and others an opportunity to comment on what
style of bridge will replace the aging span from Holmes
Beach to Perico Island.
I've talked to several DOT officials about the pro-
cess. All have agreed it will in no way, shape or form
mimic the fiasco of the last megabridge attempt.
"We've learned our lesson from Anna Maria Island,"
is the way one person put it.
So the playing field is level. They say. I hope.
Here's my suggestion, based on some numbers
pulled a few years ago from the Ringling Bridge in
It seems there's a magic number of boat mast
height and bridge center span height versus bridge
opening requests. If you build a drawbridge with a cen-
ter span clearance height of something like 48 feet, the
number of bridge openings to let boats through drops
something like 80 percent. Hey, there just aren't that
many boats with masts higher than 45 feet out there,
and that means the sailboats can make it under the
bridge without it having to open and the traffic flow
Now, DOT poobahs may pooh-pooh the idea of
having a drawbridge at all because of maintenance
costs and salaries of bridge tenders. But since Island-
ers have made their views crystal clear regarding
megabridges, it seems to be a pretty good compromise
solution build a slightly bigger bridge, have less
opening times, receive better traffic flow.
I'm also going to advocate another radical concept
for a replacement bridge: a tunnel.
DOT folks always say they have looked at tunnels
in lieu of bridges and quickly discount 'em due to cost.
A Ringling Tunnel was estimated to cost about $80
million and was far too costly a proposition to be con-
sidered, the DOT said way back when.
But the current Ringling Megabridge is estimated
to cost about $68 million. Factor in all the legal fees
incurred by the suits to stop its construction, and you're
getting pretty close to the cost of a tunnel.
A bureaucratic buzz phrase is "thinking outside of
the box." Maybe that philosophy can carry forward to
ease some of our traffic woes.
Interstate 75 peak lane capacity is 90,000 passen-
ger vehicles transportation speak for cars per day,
45,000 northbound and 45,000 southbound. That
means if you were standing next to the road, looking
across all six lanes of traffic in Manatee County, you
would see a car a second pass in front of you if the
highway was operating at peak capacity.
We're only at about half peak demand these days.
IS E 0.0 0OBOMBARDIER
EVERYBODY'S DOING' IT R
Sales Center Opening Soon!
Service Center Open NOW!
FATE FUN MACHINES
Owner Don Remig, Island Resident
2118 Ninth St. W. Bradenton
Annf Mdoiano sVonaricjes
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
NM Jan2410:57p* 2.0 6:16 -0.5 2:02 1.1 4:23 1.0
Jan2511:39p' 1.9 6:43 -0.4 2:20 1.1 5:15 0.9
Jan 26 7:10 -0.4 2:42 1.1 6:05 0.8
Jan 27 12:25 1.8 7:38 -0.3 2:53 1.2 6:57 0.7
Jan 28 1:10 1.7 8:07 -0.1 3:02 1.3 7:55 0.6
Jan 29 2:03 1.6 8:29 0.0 3:23 1.4 8:55 0.5
Jan 30 3:03 1.4 8:56 0.2 3:50 1.5 10:04 0.3
Jan 31 4:14 1.2 9:28 0.4 4:22 1.6 11:25 0.2
*Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Inshore Sport Fishing
Full & Half Day Trips
Custom Trips Available
Captain Steven Salgado
Lifetime experience in local waters
Fishing License, Ice, Bait
& Tackle Furnished
Anna Maria Island, Florida
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 23
Grouper in 90 feet, grouper restrictions, sheepies around*
By Capt. David Futch
A warming trend allowed offshore guides to find
gag grouper last week in 90 feef of water.
In spite of a weekend cold front, rising tempera-
tures could bring a number of stunned fish back to
A much ballyhooed change approved Jan. 19
prevents long-line commercial fishermen from
catching grouper in less than 300 feet of water.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Coun-
cil passed the rule at a meeting in Texas. One more
review of the rule by the National Marine Fisheries
Service must take place before the rule takes effect
Fishing guides praised the move, saying it will
prevent commercial boats from wiping out grouper.
Commercial fishermen contend it means they'll
be out of business. The Fishery Council said the re-
strictions are necessary because red grouper are be-
ing wiped out in the shallow Gulf shelf.
Kim Shearer at Annie's Bait & Tackle in
Cortez said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay
II is catching sheepshead, and redfish have been the
mainstay for the week. One mild week should im-
prove action for trout and pompano. Water tempera-
tures are low and continue to affect fishing, she said.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of
Annie's said he's been catching gag grouper and
large mangrove snapper in 90 feet of water. But
Kimball added that the water temperature needs to
come up a few degrees for the grouper to turn on.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they're still catching grouper
and mangrove snapper 17 to 20 miles offshore.
"We're having better luck with sardines and live
pinfish," Morrison said. "I gave a seminar at Boater's
World the other day and 84 people showed up. I told
them things like, 'Don't go out there with Zebco reel
and expect to bring anything to the surface. It takes
some good equipment if you want to be serious about
grouper digging. And if you have a number to go to,
don't just stop on the number. Look around a little bit
because you might not be on the ledge."'
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
fishing hasn't changed much since last week.
"The water temperature came up some,"'
Lowman said. "Sheepshead and mangrove snapper
are around docks and bridges. Trout are lying in
channels adjacent to grass flats. If you want to look
for trout, look in those channels near the edge. Then
laterin the day when the water temperature comes up
a little, they'll move on to the grass flats.
"With the nice weather, a lot of people said they
went offshore and grouper fishing was good."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said at least it was little nicer this
week and he saw some decent grouper action.
"I worked for a while without a bite and then
they turned on and we caught quite a few," Chaya
said. "But this weather and water temperature have
to warm up. Probably like the rest of the fishing
guides, I'm tired of sitting around."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said to be consistent he's had to go to at least
90 feet of water.
"BUILDING THE BEST, REPAIRING THE REST"
Seawall Caps Erosion Control
Pilings Rock Revetments
Service & Repairs
State Cert. CRC049564
CCN NO. 02311
--.-, _. --..~
-:"^^ .'- : ; ._- '. '-,--
Ctjfcit"1 ~ -"'. "" i ^ ^
^&^' *-rr'? ts~i^-^g
Barbara Johnson of Indianapolis landed this 32-inch gag grouper held by Capt. Sam Kimball on the charter
boat Legend out of Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez.
"We got gag grouper to 15 pounds and mangrove
snapper to 6 pounds," Denham said. "It's a little slow
in 70 feet of water. If you move out, it gets a lot bet-
ter. Porgies, flounder and triggerfish have been bit-
ing. There's been a real hard current moving from
south to north. It's important to know when you an-
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said the grouper have tailed off in close to
shore. However, 18 to 20 miles out, the gags and
mangrove snapper are hungry and biting.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said sheepshead are around and there are some snook
and a few permit.
"The water has to get warmer for fishing to start
getting good," Kilb said. "Right now the water tem-
perature has the fish stunned."
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road said fishing is still slow, but sheepshead
to 4 pounds are active and redfish to 22 inches will
"We've also been getting a few silver trout,"
Smith said. "We need to keep our fingers crossed
that any cold fronts coming our way will be weak
ones. I'll continue to go after the same things like
sheepshead and reds, until the weather stays warm
for a while."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said redfish are around mangroves, in holes and bay-
ous, where the water is warmer. Trout to 18 inches
are also in holes, canals and on grass flats. Sheeps-
head and flounder are biting in the bays.
It'll Be a Cold Day in January...
Wish You Had
Called Us Today.
Get ready for winter. Let us precision tune your heating
system for maximum efficiency, comfort and safety.
Our precision tune up includes:
* Test Safety Controls Adjust Operating PSI
* Check Voltage & Amperage Check & Sanitize Coils
* Inspect Refrigerant Level Lubricate All Moving Parts
* Adjust Thermostat Level Check Return Air Filter
All This and Morel
As abu oranul anenne geeet
Twc a ersaewo
I /.A s SINCE 1982
d bf tLO U&
LIC #CACO 56296
A DRUG FREE I
I AirnlLemail@example.com It's Hard To Stop A Trane
PLUMBING o AIR CONDITIONING
I'. \(; 2-1 E JAN. 24; 2001 F THE ISLANDER
UIT FORSALEWIn ITEMSFORSLCniuedIM SE Cnin
PECANS-MAMMOTH HALVES New crop $6.95 per
pound to benefit Island Players. Purchase at
SunCoast Real Estate or The Islander Newspaper.
Island Shopping Center, 5402 Gulf Drive at Holmes
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. All Macintosh
products. 20-inch Apple color monitor, Power Mac
7100/66 hard drive. UMax Scanner. Pioneer Cd-Rom
carousel changer. Two portable zip drives, one Jazz
drive. Discs for each. 778-1102.
SERTA SINGLE-bed mattress. Extra firm, new, $100.
Folding bed cover for small pick-up, $50. 778-5796.
NORTH END CHARMER
This Island hide-away is lust steps away from the bay and
Gulf beach. 2BR/2BA with large screened porch. Two-car
garage with storage area below. Offered at just $274,000.
OF ANNA MARIA
9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com
Thi e Islander
THIS BREATHTAKING VIEW is yours with construc-
tion of your Gulffront retreat! In private residential
area of Anna Maria. You can build a NEW home for
price older homes are selling for in the same area.
Platted lot ready to build! Asking $875,000.
ONLY 500 FT. TO. BEACH! A lovely two bedroom
features a greatroom design plus charming one bed-
room apartment for guests, third bedroom or rental.
Lovely screened porch plus open patio and a second
detached garage. Situated on a beautiful shaded 95 by
131 ft. lot on quaint Gulfside street and choice Gulf
beach only steps away. Offered at $575,000. Call today!
iAillE 1957 LIC REAL ESTATE
FIIANKLIN REALTY |nOKEII
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull DNve PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Flonda 3,1216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet from old restau-
rant. Commercial size; holds full-size sheet pans.
Glass doors on top, sliding wood doors on bottom
with shelves for storage. Good shape. Needs paint or
AVON CALLING ANEW, cosmetics, gifts, Skin-So-
Soft products, etc. Call Alison, 383-6201. All mes-
sages get a prompt response.
COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presenta-
tion case with Princess Di and Prince Charles silver
crown, $45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown $10;
Festival of Britain 1951 silver crown $20; silver 50
nobles, celebrating Drakes conquest, $10. 792-4274.
PATIO FURNITURE, fiberglass six wicker chairs, two
glass-top tables, cushions, one floor lamp, one table
lamp, one swag lamp, used indoors only. Excellent
condition. $650. Or best offer. 383-5022.
WASHER AND DRYER, $200, two years old. 778-
*. Moving Up?
: Call Karen Day
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
S .,'7 Personal
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
mean I can offer you a qualified service to help in
the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send you
a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939
EMAIL WAGNERNEQ QEANLTY
E-MAIL. AMI@WAGNERREALTY COM WWW.WAGNERREALTY COM
KEY WEST IS HERE! Just steps from bay and Gulf,
this almost new 3BR/3BA home has elevator,
fabulous tile, central vac, zoned A/C, gourmet
kitchen, four-car garage, video security. $449,500.
Call Ron Cornette or Jane Grossman at 778-2246.
BRAND NEW DUPLEX Just completed! Beautiful
2BR/2BA each side with ceramic tile, French doors,
covered stairway, large storage and laundry rooms.
A bargain at $299,900. Call Jane Grossman at 778-
2246 or 778-4451 eves.
DESIGNER DINING ROOM chairs (4), brass frames,
upholstered seats and backs. Paid $500 each, sell for
$60 each. Redecorating. 758-1934.
30 inch ELECTRIC STOVE, microwave dishwasher, al-
mond two years old, like new $675 or best offer. 683-5022.
WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new pre-
stamped envelopes from the USSR. Each has a
great commemorative picture of a significant person
or event in history. From Tverskaya Post Office. $50.
DINING TABLE, pecan, two leaves, four chairs.
Hammond organ, needs service. Two end tables, two
table lamps, round glass cocktail table. Sony 32-inch
PSYCHIC BY THE BEACH every Sunday noon-5pm.
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 Seventh St. N.
Alexandra, 794-1928. firstname.lastname@example.org
Going, Going ..
5800 nImperiore Ave.,
Call Robert 778-8340
F 7 't REALTOR.
2- Y1' (s oJ l/'ProI/t'ssio.aii Sre-vice
OUR IISTIN(GS DON'T EXIRE., \VE SELL THEN
NEWV LISTING 2BR/2BA home with iarge 21R apl. Total rehlahb.
Ceramic lil illuiot .ghoul. l=ibcrglass exteieor dtors, a);intl ;. d in nch
Ilore, You have It see ii to believe e a value you \iill e al gel S 9.00) .
TARA -- 3BR/2 -\. pool. large, open. Count)ir) club 5289.00().
CANA\LF'RONT/IPOOL. 3BR/2.5BA. beautiful, spacious. S354,9X).
GUIR.1''ONT CONDO 2BR/2BA. Ifurnished. view. S315.000.
\\ILDE'\VOOD 1800 3BR/2BA. wraparound. glassed lanai. 1 17.9X).
STIYL.ING SAILON Eighl stationn es. l:lhlih'd 35+ )c,r. S%9, 000
HIST'ORIC BiRID(.GE: STRIEET 2.7(X) si-l'l.hriee sores.o, 150 o bha).
Be Ipani oI louL tl-ielated riWevelonpile11. BUY NO\W '355.(XX).
G; II'VIE\V L.OT 100 b 90 i'l.. / owned C-2. S 150,.000.
\VALGREENS Triple net. AAA. good CAP. S2.7 million.
VACATION AND 2001 SEASONAL AVAILABLE
GULFFRONT CONDOS, HOMES, APART\IlENTS
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
i' LANP D
Welcome back to all
our winter residents!
We've signed up 20 new
rentals in the past three weeks!
We're taking weekly and monthly
reservations for the winter season.
; '- [B .::.
Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Biokei
Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
, ; ; ,
"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at
Read the best news in The Islander.
: ii- i
i .a ?: 'i. .,.fL. ,
GuA.LF FRo'n -
fou. tLktAHuji- F1Per-. PIKecrt-. orN -i
60C'Wh l-1 OT rSTtPaNINIO.- INC OML .
NEWERi t&ULLP)MiNr F 'TUZS Top of 1Tt
SL-I.i. coN4sSTKlo'-rlO F A4 frLIANC-S .
IPR ivAlV r t.L- Vfl To n To oP T -ll-J ,
Iwo 3 gi, ZL 4A AND T1'SO 2. 2 eA .
| eniciAIy iJAmirAJeo I3TH TILE FLOCoo,
L.OV6-L' FtlrNIHlSMH(iS AWO SP6ecT-lAc4.aL
e wisv .
-- ""-" "'
-ETgR 1A. Aporr 3 6R-Z ZA HoAME
.i OOL-L tl31--. or- oF SAwL-LL, rgoTfc-rep
ooKRiJ&j w/llooo l. ovb rs PceP WArVtR,
AWD o B4Atps65 T-o -rt GuF. OPpAreD),
D E6StlER CoM"LI CelPme LJJ ITfALIAN C'Atl)C-
iotHWitutoFT- PF.itr Of RooM- To CGiov.-
AER lGo)Fl-ANr4A MnrIiAs
LARGEQ DOPCLI-x ot4 'zL LoTs
orN au--Er smtee-r, 2 g- 2 A
EA CH sIP ,l--tfit LA-1r( 6 L-IVINM&-
AftP FAmILV RoM0S, 0o 4 f rnfACI,-
or t se e ow
;sr o Fr, o- '"v ir
w" ir w, l,-- "., '., 1 r-.ogG, s-;Po.rs son5
.fogc for--... ^ *' A F "-, '"'"-
"'.. *f".....- '... .'. ',.,: . ....-
LL)C/ I) :-1 I lr I -lH: tT o:- UOLIC\L. ,irC--
Jar 40O e, TmO nm -,f Guor-fs. i~ese.
riHfi.L puj'jiLXeS OFF ttz. AO oJII4L.
t.J Pi4C if THf.IL. L-O0l pr I O(A.- fe o 4LI5
rOrtCH, CHRifosr AND H$l~ts 1l. "T.LU-
POOL, I^f. OTlR, OUl:^...f oFCrE-;.
A VAR\f,(' Or E-FFiCLCt1cy OE3 BR ArNP
A Be)r vrIrs, l'To.uw-rf-/ O-ArpPSCAP5-P. A 'O
A figfr Iivf r'Me"Tr a 0ONYi 4-1so,ooo000
31o( 4~Lft Pi. ltoc.tE. tll.
W 1w- MVIfA('g*MAAkBLY (O<
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 25
Advertising works fast in The Islander.
REAL ESTATE, LLC
,, r,, .:
S- r .
Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA and 2BR/1 B-\ duplex wesi of GulDrive.
N aclr l' O.o us beachI. larle.' dii d v l. Ni \\ rool,
\\ s'.i.Hl 'r n lr\ -i ilhi v sc i nl.l r i slltl'.' 1 ',)t t)o.
2 I,' '".2B-\ ,L h ,siL'. I C l I l llcN I h'h. Clo"o 1()
bRl il', bea I'l, sholTil l, ind ul I l nll cri'. 11 and1.
\\work Irck a G .nL1it icnltal. 528 .0)0.
2~BR/2BA c.\Ich i.de. QClosc o l>c.ibch. Nc\\ roolt.an
CirpctiIng. Iri it tirccs, l, ig'c lot, relc i .tiL l irc.i. Lx-
cellenC rIcnt.l hiis[or.\'. S319.00.
3BIR/l2BA uriishcd lhom on siilboIt .0.ltclr with di-
rc.'i .IAL 'SS I InIp .l B) .' Split plLn, t\vo-cLr Iir.c ge,
c.lged pool, nicely l.indI. sc.lpd. $ -19,900.
:BR/-iBA (iurnlkyc liu.rnishcdl beach house west of
iGull Driv\ in hisLoric A\nna M Iliri. Cit,. L.argi lot,
2BR/2BA Gulffront tuIrnkeyv-fitrnished condo.
Gorgeous Gull view, bclutif l beach, heated pool,
cxccllen rtcII I l llcolnc. $1 ',0t00.
ANNA MARIA CITY
I BR/I 2.5B:\ .111.11illiron h11 or11n Close to b1 CuOLnil l
bc,Licl. I \\'o lli plLcc., tbo L.houIse, n11 1VL upI grades,
du Im bwalv itcr, r'sicC iall .rci. S -.4,900.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
I BR/l BA turnkey furnisled vill. with your own private
dock. Very nice water view, cenfrnll location, convenient
to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
BERMUDA BAY CLUB
3BR/2.5BA turnkey furnished. Bright attractive
condo with view of Gulf firm two balconies. Two-
car arrttached garage. Heated pool and spa. $328,000.
Julic Gilstirap-lRo)yal Pati Mariljerien
AT'I1EN'TION PROPERTY OWNERS
W\ ere you siLisfied witll your seasonaLl rental incolmeL
W e will be glad to give yoUi a icntal incoine projection
(In your prope)y. )JuI call us a, 1-8001-732- 3
7104 MARINA DRIVE
.BR/212hA IhoI.SC, gLiLge. pol, l. $1,900 n10. Availabl Inow!
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
MLS m SiiiCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
108'Elm............ NEW $1,248,400
2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
631 Foxworth Lane ....... $889,000
527 72nd Street............ $625,000
524 Key Royale Dr........ $449,000
520 72nd Street............ $419,000
617 Emerald Lane ......... $339,900
5800 Flotilla Dr............. $329,000
707 S. Bay Blvd .... NEW $389,900
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
i 1'_' ' -..,
North Beach Village...... CP $269,000
Waters Ldge Condo....... $249,000
3706 Gulf Drive ............ $349,000
4002 6th Avenue .......... $369,000
203 55th Street............ $309,000
2101 Avenue B..................$229,500
311 66th Street.... NEW $229,500
5208 Rivcire Blvd ......... $1,999,999
3104 Avenue F.............. $575,000
110 Mangrove REDUCED $239,000
305 Clark Drive ............ $149,0003
4006 oth Ave .... #1-4 each $149,000
404 Magnolia Avenue......... $125,000
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
203 55th Street .............. $309,000
101 25th Street .............. $599,000
6101 Holmes Blvd ... NEW $225,000
313 62nd Street.......... $219,900
707 S. Bay Blvd ...... NEW $389,000
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
1411 56th Street ................. $78,000
PERICO ISLAND & BAY CLUB:
11319 Pcrico Isles Circle .. $248,000
11101 Auston Ct ... NEW $205,000
1262 Spoonbill Landings CP $189,900
11017 Jasmine Circle NEW $185,900
9915 Manatee Ave .... $1,495,000
812 North Bay Blvd....... $879,900
101 25th Street........ NEW $599,000
7300 Gulf Drive ......... $3,420,000
PAGE 26 W JAN. 24, 2001 N THE ISLANDER
~1 -. 9 a I
NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, Fridays, 9:30-2pm; Saturdays 9-noon.
Always sales rack. 911 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE SATURDAY Jan., 27, 9am-2pm. Great
bargains on household items, many pictures, furni-
ture and more. 4503 Third Avenue.
TAG AND BAKE sale. Saturday Jan. 27, 9am-1pmi.
Keyboard, sewing machine, stereo, furnished, much
more. Shell Point Clubhouse, 6300 Flotilla Drive.
" LARGE FIVE FAMILY garage sale. Saturday, Jan. 27,
8am-3pm. Tools, furniture, TVs, bicycles, clothes and
miscellaneous 2410 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach.
YARD SALE, lots of kid stuff. Saturday, Jan. 27, 8am-
noon only. 304 Iris St., Anna Maria. Rain date Feb. 3.
SALE FRIDAY AND Saturday, Jan. 26 & 27, 8am-
lpm. furniture, microwave. 733 Holly Road, Anna
Maria (corner of Holly and Poinsettia
LOST NOV. 2, Holmes Beach area. Black cat, small
white spot on neck, answers to Pooky. 778-9760.
FOUND your bracelet. 22nd and Avenue C. 778-
LOST CALICO CAT, answers to "Cry Baby." Small
head. white paws and belly, orange/black and white.
Lost in vicinity of 3000 Block of Avenue E. west of
Shells Restaurant. Missing since Dec., 31, 2000.
Sadly missed by children. Call Nancie 778-7502.
,j5 A 'OUSOURCE' FORTE
Affordable Gulffront complex with
excellent rental history. Quict loca-
tion, comfortable turnkey fur-
nished. Ideal investment [or all
beginning or seasoned investors.
Lakefront 3BR/2BA home. Large
open rooms include a den and fam-
ily room. Deck, fireplace and sepa-
rate mother-in-law apartment.
KEY WEST-STYLE views of the bay
and Skyway Bridge from this turnkey
furnished 3BR/2.5BA home in Anna
Maria. Open atmosphere with vaulted
ceilings. Pool, skylights and deck.
ENTERTAIN around the wonderful
caged and heated pool area. Tastefully
turnkey furnished 2-3BR/2BA Key
Royale home. Dock and davits just
add to the amenities. $399,000.
Top Sales Agent for December Denise Langlois
Top Listing Agent for December Carol Heinze
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com
REWARD! Lost kitty, Bradenton Beach. Nine-month-
old male tabby, white star on forehead, white
CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
1990 FOUR-WHEEL drive Jeep Wrangler, white,
four-cylinder, 60K, soft top, four new tires, good con-
dition. $6,250. Call 778-7459.
1990 OLDS CUTLASS Supreme SL, four-door,
loaded, new tires, 136K. Great Island car. $2,750.
1990 FORD E-150 cargo van. V8, auto, shiny white,
140K well cared for miles. $1,800. 778-2882.
1996 NISSAN XE pickup truck. Black, looks good, runs
good. 61K miles, auto air. $5,500. Call 778-3811.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
OFFSHORE AND BAY fishing, nature and special
charters aboard Zulu MaMa. Contact Captain Paul
NEED A PLACE to park your boat and/or trailer?
Long/short term. Capt. John's private launch ramp.
Wash down areas 792-2620.
E mail: srealty4@t'tampabay.rr.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
HOLMES BEACH WEST OF GULF DRIVE spacious
new 3BR/2.5BA townhome ready for immediate pos-
session. Steps to the Gulf of Mexico, shopping and
marinas. Open floor plan, carpet and ceramic tile floors,
all appliances including washer & dryer, two screened
lanais, separate dining and utility rooms, double garage
plus storage, maintenance free exterior. Priced at
$330,000. Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
VILLAGE GREEN. Tastefully decorated 2BR/2BA villa
on secluded street just steps to the pool. Open floor
plan with large master suite, vinyl enclosed lanai,
family room and double garage. Ceramic tile and car-
peting, all appliances and ceiling fans. Immediate pos-
session. $142,900. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS 13
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Get
involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
REPORTER for news and features. Resume to The
Islander, mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217, fax 941-778-9392, e-mail email@example.com.
SALES OPPORTUNITY If you are a full-time Realtor
and didn't make $100,000 + last year, you need to call
Mike Nink, Broker. Three Island offices to choose from.
Sign on bonus, support help and latest "tech tools." For
a confidential interview call 383-5543.
HURRICANE HANK'S. Cooks, kitchen help. All
shifts. 5346 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach. 778-5788.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT POSITION in local real
estate office. real estate license required. Send re-
sume to PO Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
DINING SERVERS wanted for fine dining restaurant.
Call Chef Damon or apply in person at Ooh La La!
Tops in tips! Call 778-5320 or stop by 5406 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach.
REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON for small, busy,
bright, friendly office. Many floor calls and walk-ins.
Call Dolly Young for private interview. 778-5427 af-
CARE FOR YOU. The ultimate in companions
and homemakers. Reasonable Insured. (941)
AWARD-WINNING ISLAND companion is back. I
know how to care for and spoil my clients. Top-notch
references and credentials. 778-4192.
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
LANDD HIDE WAY!
'!, .-_ "
-'.. ,. .I
IMPECCABLE RENOVATED ISLAND HIDEAWAY!
This charmihg and immaculate 2BR/2BA Island home
has been completely renovated and offers countless
new amenities, including gorgeous ceramic tiled
floors, spacious entry foyer with leaded glass door,
high ceiling with fans and recessed lighting, spacious
eat-in kitchen with maple cabinets and expansive
breakfast bar, sunny Florida room and a cozy wood-
burning brick fireplace. Other features include an
oversized 112.6 by 106 ft. lot, zoned R2, with plenty
of room for a pool or expansion. Short stroll to great
Gulf beach. Only $279,000!
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com
THE ISLANDER L JAN. 24, 2001 PAGE 27
BEAUTY SALON FOR SALE. 798-3754, eves.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands! All phases
of residential and commercial cleaning. Free esti-
mates and all work guaranteed. Call Laureen or
John at "L&J Supreme Klean." 753-6843.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice, 746-6678 or pager 252-3300.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting.
Reliable over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758,
DICK MAHER f -
Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation,
Be a good Islander
in the future. Recycle!
CLEAN WINDOWS Wouldn't that be nice? I'll make
your glass gleam! Local, licensed, insured. 725-0399.
ALOHA SNOWBIRDS Island Pressure Cleaning's
thorough washdown removes mildew, dirt and
summer's salt from your winter residence, decks and
HANDY ANTHONY" Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident. Painting, masonry, plumbing/electri-
cal repairs. Installation of floors, windows, cabinets.
THE PERFECTIONIST is back! Cleaning with perfec-
tion. Call Sharon 778-0064.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-1022.
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICE. Thorough, ex-
perienced, excellent references. Weekly or bi-weekly.
Call Laurie at 795-1225. Please leave message.
r Simply the Best
Rochelle Marianne Lisa Sally
Largest and best selection of
rentals on Anna Maria Island!
3101 Gull Orive
Realty inc. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
MANGROVE TRIMMING: Time to trim your man-
groves? Licensed, professional mangrove trimmer.
Over five years experience. Call Dan 792-7016 for
ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN Irma Nussbaum, AP,
RN, MS, GSA. Have a happier new year add acu-
puncture to your health care. Mobile unit, weekend
and evening appointments available. 792-0852.
CHAMBERLIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING We
don't cut corners, we clean corners. Call 750-4772,
INCOME TAX SERVICES, Ohio and Michigan our
specialty, electronic filing available. Call Pat at
Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.
LEARN SEWING, QUILTING or improve your ability.
Call Albertine 778-5834.
RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil and varnish finishes, pressure washing.
Interiors, exteriors. Free estimates. Homeowners
and contractors welcome. Fully licensed and
insured. Impeccable references. Mobile 724-0520,
One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locl for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.
h CHASE M
Monhotton Mortgage Corpotation
Living Where We Earn Our Living
--' For More Than 14 Years
SDON AND KAREN SCHRODER
i Professionalism Times Two...
Providing you with the highest levels of client service.
/AA ~GULFSTREAM REALTY
I/II ~Each office independently owned and operated
Call the Schroders: 778-2200
OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on
Anna Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from
this custom-designed home by renowned archi-
tect Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy
beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. $999,000.
'Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko
AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT LIVING. Re-
cently updated with open, sunny floor plan.
Canal to Terra Ceia Bay. New dock. $239,900.
Jan and John Beckwith, 252-4848. 72409
CHARMING HOME on sailboat water, no
bridges to bay. 2BR, large family room with
vaulted ceiling, tropical lanai with romantic spa.
Xeriscaped yard. $229,900. Bobbie Banan 383-
THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. Elegant homes in guarded com-
munity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent
value. Priced from $189,900. Bob and Penny
Hall 749-5981. 40998
WESTSIDE DIAMOND in much sought after
neighborhood. Extra clean 2BR, two-car
garage home with enclosed rear lanai, fenced
backyard, fruit trees. $112,900. Chuck West
BEAUTIFUL MATURE OAK TREES surround
this westside home on spacious corner lot. 3BR,
cozy family room, photographer's dark room,
screened lanai. $142,000. Sandy Drapala
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 72132
4 04 0 Maat eAeueWst rdetnFoida 420
S.4 .... -'
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX Just steps
from the beach, 2BR/2BA and laundry hook-
up in both units, enclosed storage on ground
level for each unit. $259,900. Denny Rauschl
778-4800. MLS#72393. Easy to show!
GLEN LAKES Upgraded kitchen, satellite
dish, new sod, sprinkler system. Enjoy water-
front property. Large yard, caged pool and
deck. Immaculate home. Move-in condition.
$169,900. Bob Wolter 778-4800. MLS#70080
BEST BUY ON ISLAND Direct Intracoastal and
canal views from living room, kitchen and bed-
room of this new 3BR/2BA home. Boat lift, dav-
its and hurricane-strength tinted windows.
$389,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 for
GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One
block to beaches. One cottage, plus a fourplex.
Cottage has 2BR/1BA. Each unit in fourplex
has 1 BR/1BA. All annual tenants, but could be
seasonal. $399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800 or
ICE CREAM AND SANDWICH SHOP (Business Only) Owner will finance. $35,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
ISLAND LOT: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900
iv7D. a*ees4 n 78. .
. .. .. ,, ,, . . ..
'r r ll *rr c *< < *. ., t r i r < .. *' f. *-;' .' t *) ) I ) .<. *.. .' ..t <. *. ..' .* .<,*' ...
PAGE 28 0 JAN. 24, 2001 E THE ISLANDER
tCommercial Residential Free Estimates
1 .Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lal Hauling By the cut or by the month.
vA We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
@@M@MQU@BD @l STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@@09STU@VT0@N] CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
@@NM@ U'[@@N JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
@@RNTU@CD N. Building Anna Maria since 1975
@@NT'UT'V ll@ (941) 778-2993
Check our references:
"Quality work a(t a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
SReplacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
I d d r i a 5
& iM NESR9C
9~s SERiCE# Aw *hiks#*BsT i
Wilson Walls IN
Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506
JEDE ART VON DAECHERN
Spezialisiert in Metalldaecher
PDF Roofing Concepts, Inc
A TO Z INTERIOR FINISHING
Painting I Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
*e* * * * CLIP AND SAVE *e* ** *
* Rules in effect for Manatee County:
S- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one
* day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SIrrigation with treated waste water allowed any
* > Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
Sas they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
* (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
S>- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
S- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
S Questions or comments? Call the South-
Swest Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
S* * * * * * * * * *
ISLAN DERnic --f1i
____SER VICES__Continued___7__HO MEIM PRO VE M ENT___Continued -fl
ASSIST AT YOUR HOME or cleaning, daytime only.
$10/hour. Call 792-2305.
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Years of experi-
ence, great references, non-smoking environment.
Island pick-up and delivery. $20 minimum. 778-4192.
CLEANING GAL residential, weekly, bi-weekly. Ex-
perienced, professional, attention paid to detail. 795-
2720. Local references available.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 779-1529.
CODY'S CARPET AND upholstery cleaning. Need
your carpets cleaned right? Call Cody, 17 years ex-
perience, owner/operator, satisfaction always guar-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
INDUSTRIOUS. highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying
backflow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-
3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. New homes,
additions designs and plans. Free estimates, time and
materials or contract. Lic. #0060450. Call 795-1947.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates, call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets/
smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week. 941-
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $450 per week. Fall and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only, $2,700/month plus security.
Three-month minimum. (863)646-9233.
MARINER'S COVE, fabulous 3BR/2.5BA, furnished
bayfront apartment available 2/1/2000 for seasonal or
annual rental. Gated community with elevator, heated
pool, tennis, boat dock, park-like setting and beautiful
bay views. End unit with 2,150 Sq Ft., plus porches. Call
Dave Moynihan, Realtor. Call 778-7976 evenings.
CHARMING ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA. Completely
furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras, on a
quiet street. Available January-December 2001.
$2,400/month, $700/week. Call (813) 286-9814.
FANTASTIC ANNUAL. Beach view, large deck,
washer/dryer, utilities included. 2BR/2BA. $1,500.
One-room efficiency, $800. 778-7820. Bradenton
AVAILABLE APRIL 1, 2001. 2BR/1 BA, furnished utili-
ties, cable, washer/dryer, near Gulf. 778-2891.
HAVING A PARTY? NEED HELP?
Call... BLACK-TIE SERVICES
Experienced Bartender and/or Server
WHILE YOU'RE AWAY... ALL IS OKAY
`1GM HOME INSPECTION SERVICE
P niLongboat Key Bradenton Holmes Beach Anna Maria
TpIS lacd CtStomV TOPS
S--Complete Corian Counter Top Service
'" .'p-'J" ~Commercial Residential
Dave Spicer 778-2010
Dries Fast! In hours ... not da)s!
YE G G WHOA CONS TUR BOS
A R E A HOP PIA A NO N T
W L L PO E R CARO L0 S I G E R
TABOO NATO CLASS FLO
ARTAPPREC i AT 1ON GOOK
P Ei O Y E R ASMA D RO V E
T A NG B L E EMU S S E DA T ED
EDRED DOR IS REC
CO NBOX PLO THE BE L LS
AGR E ES HAUL BOOK POO 0 H
SL IT PATTYMELT ERGO_
TESH MO V E B T E T E RROR
ADHERETO CODA PAT IENT
ROW CALLS ARTOO
SLEAZES ROTH TOANDFRO
HASP DO GMA ONA LEX
AIT T Y ROCK YP ROMON T O R Y
M HO E TEETH II E T H EARA
PE N NY AIR C A D E LI LY W H IT E
0 R ENT HI LL SMDEE ONEL
OSAGES AR ID EEGS ESSO
SEASONAL OR MONTHLY rental 3BR/3BA in Anna
Maria with canalfront and dock. One-car garage, one-
block from beach, large entertainment room with bar.
Completely furnished, singe story, available Novem-
ber-May, no smoking, pontoon boat available.
$3,500/month. Call (863)683-4703 or (863)688-9281.
RESORT 66, 1 BR efficiency, full housekeeping ser-
vice, TV w/cable, pool, ocean, hot tub, fully furnished.
Located on beautiful Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Is-
land, Florida. Available weeks of March 3-10, 10-17,
17-24. Call (315)894-2304.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX. Seasonal 1 BR/1 BA quiet and
clean $1,400/month. 109 13th St. South, Bradenton
2BR/1BA CORTEZ VILLAGE. Wood and Mexican
tile floors. $800 plus utilities. Annual lease. First/last/
security. No pets, non-smoking. 795-0466.
MARTINIQUE NORTH 2002. 5300 Gulf Drive. on
beach, pool, tennis, garage. 2BR/2BA, Feb. 15-April
15, 2002. $3,200 per month. 778-6786.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA,
furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Avail-
able now. Open 2002 season. Call for $ and details.
FREE JANUARY RENT Beautiful Longboat Key, 200
ft: from beach with Gulf view, screened lanai, laun-
dry room. unfurnished. Pets welcome. One block to
Publix, near everything. 1BR/1BA, $725 per month;
2BR/2BA, $825 per month. 383-0776.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE/WORKSHOP zoned
commercial. No deposit, you paint. $350/month in-
cludes water, trash. Unit #1, 112 52nd St., 778-4010.
AVAILABLE NOW 1BR, furnished with kitchenette,
ground level, handicap access. Steps to beach. Sea-
sonal/annual. Pets welcome. 778-2940.
ANNUAL RENTAL new construction 3BR/2BA unit
with pool close to the beach plus much more. Jeff
K tenrick. Marina Pointe Realty, 713-5478.
AN"AtA-T.r.catTAS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
SEASONAL/MONTHLY Anna Maria 2BR/1BA near
Rod and Reel Pier. $500/week, $1,500/month. 387-8610.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club. Rental for March and'
April. Non-smoking, adults, no pets. $1,200 per
EFFICIENCY, GROUND-FLOOR, friendly, private
home, fully furnished. Half-block to beach or bay. No
pets, no smoking. $990 monthly total. 778-9002.
HOLMES BEACH annual, unfurnished, 2BR/1BA,
one block to beach, shops. No washer hook-up. Tile
kitchen and bath $685/month. 778-8352.
HOLMES BOULEVARD, 2BR/1.5BA. Decks and
yard on lake. Garage, 11.5 blocks to beach. Available
March/April $1,750/month. 778-4010.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, ground level unit in
Anna Maria available Feb. 1. $600/month. Call Jeff
Kenrick, Marina Pointe Realty Co., 713-5478.
SEASONAL RENTAL, furnished, 1BR apartment.
Holmes Beach, block to beach, upstairs, $1,400/
month. January thru April. Includes cable, utilities,
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex one block from beach.
$700/month, walking distance to beach, Publix and
WANTED! Room or small unit to rent. Annual or sea-
sonal. Mature non-smoking male. Close to beach.
778-1496 or (314)961-1928.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Super clean, 2BR/1BA, half du-
plex. Short walk to Gulf Beach. $925/month. Call
Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., 778-2291.
4BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE. Pool, $1,600/month plus
security. No pets, T. Dolly Young Real Estate. 778-0807.
WANTED TO RENT: Feb. 16-23 for married couple
near beach in Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. (717)
755-3891 or e-mail HFlemming@aol.com.
GORGEOUS GULF VIEW Anna Maria home. Brand-
new, two-story. 4BR/3BA house just steps from the
beach. Perfect location, furnished, fireplace, cable
TV, Jacuzzi and more. Minimum three month sea-
sonal rental. Day and evening phone (813) 948-1267.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Ranch-style duplex, 2BR,1.5BA in
Holmes Beach $700 per month, plus utilities. 778-0032.
FURNISHED, SECURE 2BR/2BA condo. Deep-water
dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis, recreation,
workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for boating fam-
ily. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month. 798-2000.
FULLY-FURNISHED APARTMENTS, monthly,
weekly, $1,600-$600. 2BR/2BA, $1,800-$700.
Washer/dryer, direct Gulf view. South Bradenton
RESORT 66 1BR, poolside villa in beachfront resort
sleeps four. Heated pool, whirlpool, full housekeeping,
bicycles, barbecue grill. Available Feb. 3-10. 778-3930.
ROOM FOR RENT. Furnished bedroom and bath.
Quiet, clean and like cats. Job. car, local references,
no smoking. S135/week. 778-4192.
ANNUAL LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished,
bayside condo. Gulf access, pool, tennis, midkey near
Lynch's. Old Florida Realty Company, 778-3377.
LATE CANCELLATION available now. Large 1BR/
1 BA condo. Westbay Cove, walk to beach, shopping.
Old Florida Realty Company, 778-3377.
NORTH TIP Anna Maria, 3BR/2BA elevated home,
tropical garden, no smoking/pets. Available January-
March 15, 2002. $2,500/month. Call 813-495-7048.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, Bradenton Beach, one
block to beach/bay, just renovated. 203 2nd St. N. #4
- $625/month; #2 $575/month. plus deposit. 813-
BRIDGEPORT OPENING! 2BR/2BA, condo for Feb-
ANNUAL 1BR APARTMENT in Holmes Beach.
$475/month, plus $475 security deposit, utilities. Very
nice. 778-6541 before noon; 778-4084 after 6pm.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
DEADLINE: NOON MONDAY EVERY WEEK for WEDNESDAY'S PAPER: Classified advertising must be placed in person
and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FL 34217.
We are located next to Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
CLASSIFIED RATES- BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL: Minimum rate is $9 for up to 21 WORDS. Additional words: $3 for each
7 words, Box: $3, One- or two-line headlines, line rate plus 250 per word.
WE NOW ACCEPT MASTERCARD AND VISA! You can charge your classified advertising in person or by phone. We are
sorry, but due to the high volume of calls we can not take classified ad copy over the telephone. To place an ad by phone,
please be prepared to FAX your copy with your credit card information. FAX (941) 778-9392.
USE THIS FORM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: One word per blank space for minimum charge 21 words.
-_____ __ __ _____ -----------------
Run issue date(s)_
Amt. pd Date Please indicate: Ck. No. or Cash
For credit card payment: LJ E LJi No.
Exp. Date Name shown on card:_
-5404 Marina Drive T Isla n Fax: 941 778-9392
Holmes Beach FL 34217 JI l a ndCil Phone: 941 778-7978
I------------ -- -----...... ..~..-----..~... .. .. _.
THE ISLANDER U JAN. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 29
WAGNER REALTY .4 ^
Call me to find the ., ,
Best Properties of the Island 'UV
-8-22-46 or 800 211-2323
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 77 594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured "8-5594 778-3468
RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
20-years Island experience Insured Lic.# CGC038546
778-9090 -756-0074 s
Your bugs are our business ,
Island Residents Kenny and Karen Ervin co 1
S Family Owned and Operated Full Service 43 Years Experience
NU-Weatherside of Florida
CLAC286523 SINCE 1948
778-7074 Financing Available
Water Damaged Drywall Hand & Spray Texture
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
.: Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 4
ANNA MARIA STORAGE
A CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS
413 PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 778-5354
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
M STEUE lLLER
A wide range of carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl for
all your flooring needs. Shop at home from our
mobile showroom. Islander owned and operated.
Residential Commercial Licensed Insured
Call for a free estimate 383-5381 or 506-3297
WE SPECIALIZE IN REPAIRS!
-\ Residential \ Commercial
% Restaurant *\. Mobile Home
\-W Condo Assoc. \4 Vac and Intercom
-\ Lightning Repair \I Service Upgrades
David Parrish Owner
Lic # ER0006385
Serving the Beaches Since 1978
PAGE 30 0 JAN. 24, 2001 M THE ISLANDER
B REAC tiudRAESAECnneRELSTEC tin
2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE in the Cay.,Seasonal, fully
furnished, facing'water and pool. 778-1938.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach duplex recently
remodeled. 2BR/1BA unfurnished. One block to
beach, available immediately. $750. 778-8645.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA DUPLEX, nicely maintained property,
storage with washer/dryer hook-up, dishwasher. $725/
month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT ANNUAL, 223 Oak, 4BR/
3BA, plus den, pool, two-car garage, boat house and lift,
fenced yard. $2000/month. Available 3/1/01.778-1747.
BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT. No bridges, 516
Kumquat. 11,350 sq.ft., $350,000, (just $31 per
sq.ft.!), by owner, email: OliverZorn@web.de, or fax:
WATERFRONT LOTS & HOMES. 5 direct waterfront
lots from $149,900 and three waterfront homes from
$299,900 on beach and bay. Won't last long owner
selling out! 800-246-4882.
Your Guide to Gulf Coast Living
SIf waterfront and "Island-style"
living appeal to you, talk with
Sylvia Marnie today. Originally from
Britain, Sylvia Marnie is a Realtor-
Associate with Michael Saunders &
Company. She can help you make
your dream a reality with her unsurpassed dedication
and knowledge of the area.
Find our abouc:
Property values and current market information
Call: (941) 920-1562
0 1 oP s *- -a s 34 6 9 38 47
."ELEVATED ATTACHED villa built in 1995, $184,999.
3BR/2BA two-car garage. 1,344 sq. ft. on Holmes
Beach.:Minutes to beach. 778-7603.
NEW GULFVIEW HOME by Don Meilner & Son Construc-
tion. 3BR/2BA, one block to Gulf. 3019 Ave. E., Holmes
Beach. $349,000. 778-3875. www.yourcoolhouse.com.
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Reduced
$199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker, 321-8323.
SANDPIPER SENIOR Mobile Home Park #504. re-
modeled 1BR, furnished. $14,900 or best offer. Call
778-3781 or 778-1140.
BAYFRONT ESTATE. Two houses and duplex.
Newly painted and re-roofed. Spectacular view. 109
13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. $825,000. 322-2101.
VILLA FOR SALE 2BR/2BA, Perico Bay Club. Grand
Cayman model, many extras. Furnished. 1020 Peli-
can Court. Call for appointment, 792-6214.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO First floor, 2BR/2BA, low
dues, balcony overlooks mangrove preserve. Two
blocks to Gulf. $123,000. 779-9549.
Nobody in the World
Sells More Real Estate
hi h p)l'( he' Icilt'ih
FREE 24-HO)U1 REAl. ESTATE INFORMATION
HOTLINE CALL. 1 88 217-9233 FREE REPORTS
How to avoid 7 costly
mistakes when selling
your home. Ext. 92002
37 tips to increase tlhe
value of your home andti
ensure a sale. Ext. 92022
I wwwflagulfstreamlvcom I
TEMPORARY HOME HELP needed to look after two
children (8 &12) while professional parent travels
three days per month. Call 778-7720.
LARGE DUPLEX less than a block from Gulf: Good
condition with garages. Live in one, rent the other4or
good investment. $309,900. MLS#46062. Call Sandy
LaBarre at Wagner Realty, 727-2800.
STEPS TO BEACH, 3BR/2BA with pool and garage
in Holmes Beach. Completely remodeled. Great
Island getaway or rental. Call Ed Oliveira, A Paradise
Realty, 778-1199 anytime.
GREAT FOR FIRST home buyer on the Island! Cute
1BR + den villa sold furnished. Washer/dryer,
wooden deck, carport. Centrally located close to ten-
nis courts, boat ramp and shopping. $92,000. Claire
Tort, Green Real Estate, 778-0455 or 720-0363.
WATERFRONT 2+BR/2BA, beautifully remodeled,
large caged pool, dock, great community on Palma
Sola Bay, minutes to ICW, two miles to beach. Must
see, $214,000, by owner, principles only, 794-2162.
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
Islander advertising works fast!
Each office independently
o\'niL' & O|pei'lteCl
Gorgeous 2BR/2BA newly renovated condo across fro~-
beach. Lovely views ofbeaqc and bay. An addi-d-onus of
an elevator and laundry! AvailabTe'rnow! Call Gayle Shcjz.a-f
t l t REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
REAL ESTATE Inc.
S9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
t (941)778-2507 1-B00-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com 03 Ms
VISIT OUR NEW SALES OFFICE
LOCATED AT 310 PINE AVENUE, ANNA MARIA
FEATURED LISTING OF THE WEEK
WON'T LAST LONG! This 2BR/2BA canalfront home offers sailboat water with
boat dock. Other features include oversized one-car garage, outdoor shower,
screened porch, open patio and plenty of room for a pool. Asking $279,900,
Dial Darcie Duncan at 779-0304!
ISLAND GETAWAY! This 3BR/2BA elevated home offers large screened patio,
great master suite, cathedral ceilings, oversized two-car garage, outdoor shower,
plenty of room for a pool and best of all it's furnished and ready for you to move
right in. Asking $299,900. Dial Darcie Duncan at 779-0304.
A PLACE FOR THE FAMILY and income too! 2BR/1BA home with fireplace and
fenced yard and a separate building with two efficiency apartments and work-
shops. Needs TLC, but has lots of potential. Tenants are already in place! Asking
$119,900. Dial Darcie Duncan at 779-0304.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION in Perico Shores! 3BR/3BA contemporary with ap-
proximately, 2,150 sq.ft. of living area. Features include large master suite, fam-
ily room, great room, lanai, two-car garage and much more. Floor plan is available.
Asking $325,000. For details Dial Darcie Duncan at 779-0304.
HURRY ONLY three lots left! Perico Shores is a quaint subdivision located on a
lagoon within minutes to the beach. Will build to suit or choose your own builder.
Surveys available. Home sites range from $79,000-$99,000. For details Dial
Darice Duncan at 779-0304.
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 24, 2001 U PAGE 31
by Nancy Salomon / Edited by Will Shortz 1 I I' 5 I" j7 I 0I 1 113 '4 1l5 16 17 1
I "Aw, shaddup!"
8 Unfit for detail
14 Stew holders
20 Horizontal molding
21 Long-tailed finch
22 "Who'd like to
23 Start of a January
26 con Dios
27 As to
28 Arab's greeting
30 Business card abbr.
31 Evian- -Bains,
34 It's a bust
36 Muscat money
39 Lament, part 2
46 Human rights agcy.
48 Pops composer
49 Tabby talk: Var.
51 Short end of the
53 Big boo-boo
54 Long suits
55 Sandusky's county
56 Photo finish
59 Shipboard direction
61 Wool coat wearer
64 High. in Le Havre
66 Two- or four-
68 Lament, part 3
73 Code of the
A IVI ,'
76 Diamond figure
81 "Deathtrap" writer
82 Bird of prey
86 On the up and up
88 Wet septet
89 Ford classics, familiarly
91 Center of Los Angeles
93 First name in civil rights
95 "The Crucible" setting
96 Escalator feature
97 New York strip
99 8 in a date: Abbr.
100 Lament, part 4
104 Taylor of "The Nanny"
105 How some losses
106 Major 20's supplier?
107 # # #: Abbr.
109 Meadowlands contests
112 Modern ice cream flavor
114 Look ahead
118 "Sure thing!"
121 End of the lament
125 Kind of notebook
127 It's enough to make you
128 What's left behind
129 Like Miss Congeniality
130 Shakes a leg
I Initials in
2 "Field of Dreams"
3 Carhop's need
4 Marked down
5 N.Y.C. hoops contest
6 First person in Berlin
7 Garr of"Mr. Mom"
8 Olympics no-no
10 Be beholden to
12 Little yipper
13 Webb Pierce song
"_ Know Why"
15 Information decoder.
18 Fort with a fortune
24 __ dos aguas (in
29 Lee side?
32 Art Deco designer
33 "Get lost!"
35 Allied jumlping-off
point of July 1944
38 Animal house
39 Put on
40 Car trunk item, maybe
42 It's hard to keep going
43 Athens's Temple of
44 Make piles, say
45 "Camelot" composer
50 Drew ol
53 One of Alcott's "little
54 Woman of die Welt
57 lepton (physics
60 Symbol like :-) or :-
63 Classic Orson Welles
film, with "The"
65 Abbr. sometimes used
twice in a row
69 Vitamin bottle info
70 Campus location
71 Poetic preposition
72 "Blue-eyed" one in
74 Like some legends
75 Boy's outfit with bell-
78 Lay into
79 Ryan's daughter
80 River named for an
83 On the fence
84 A hundred sawbucks
87 Island nation cast of
90 Astrolabe plate
92 Gulf port
94 Broken, old-style
96 Seating section
97 It's due once a month
98 Delaware senator
103 BMW. e.g.
107 Trading letters
108 "My bad"
S10 even keel
I11 Math rings
113 Gadzooks, for one
115 Go downhill fast?
S16 Simile part
119 Kind of strap
120 Dig in
122 Legal conclusion
123 Actress Benaderet
124 Much of "Deck the
Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 95e per minute for the call.
Want to keep in touch? Subscribe to the "best news!" Call 941 778-7978 and charge it to Visa or MasterCard.
PAGE 32 M JAN. 24, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
It's all fun at
Call 795-BOAT to book your adventure!
2 6 2 8
Get a new perspective
5 off each flyer "
** I.: M ust ,rl sent c,:.up,-.rn t- r.lr.1 s','d[ rts :., i ''' - ". '-- .
i a Pentr Harbot r Marina 12310 'Ma.1ri, tl- i.e Wes i Branion .'.in it-r 4 i, 01 I '1 --.-
L 1 . .ir . .I. .. . . . . ...,. '. .. . .. ..
7 ..-. -"- iBOAT RIDE E
f' 5925 off per trip
," '-.. ... '.. . -.-. ... . 7- Cf.1ust p cr _ert c.:-up i .li_.1 ,Vja -rsportl I
'.': . ? a ~~ ,ra Peric' e Hc arL ":r r.lrirrl 1 310 3 Manatee Ave Wesi. Bral.entnr- .'aiiul ru 4,'1501
L . . . . . . .-- . .
S Incredible SUNSET
SIGHTSEEING TOURS --"
i S2 5 off per trip ..
Mijust present coupon 1 V: F lM W tIer pons at Perico: Harlb:r t .lrlna -
l -pr '-seni up pr en coupon -to M&M W -ri i Peraersports at Pe. Harbor Manna
L .-310 I .larnatee Ave Wesi, Braerlr31 ,n VMalad hru -A 15 1 Br n Valid Lu
V. I KAYAK RENTALS
SFull-Serv5 oaff per person
-+" '"-- I L "M e"n' r 0
.. '-~ ~ "' ust pl re sent coup,-,n to M&M Watersporis at Pernco Harbor Malmna
+ "- ,. ,. 12 1-iii) Manatee Ave. Wesl, Bradenton Valid thru 4, 15.'01
12310 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton o 795.2628
Full-Service Marina eSales Service Dry Storage