Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( October 31, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: October 31, 2001


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

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Skimming the news ... Bradenton Beach voters: don't forget to vote Tuesday.

SAnna Maria




"The Best

News on Anna Maria Island"


Volume 9,

no. 51, Oct. 31, 2001 FREE

Anna Maria Island loves a parade! .
The Privateers led the Anna Maria Elementary School march of students, staff and failies from Hohnes FI rst parcel of
Beach City Hall to kick offthe annual Fall Festival at the school.

Kids of all
costumes of
all sorts
Costumed kids
from Anna Maria
School lined up1
behind classroom
banners to
parade from city
hall to the school
in the streets of
Holmes Beach.
Islander Photos:
Banner Joy

Grassy Point bought
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The City of Holmes Beach is a third of the way
there when it comes to owning Grassy Point. City Trea-
surer Rick Ashley confirmed that the 22-acre core par-
cel of Grassy Point has been purchased by the city.
For more than two years, Holmes Beach has been
planning to acquire 37 acres along Anna Maria Sound
and turn it into a nature preserve similar to Leffis Key
on the south end of Anna Maria Island.
The Grassy Point acreage is pristine mangrove
wetlands on the bayfront, south of the Anna Maria
Bridge and opposite Anna Maria Centre Shops and
Walgreens on East Bay Drive.
Members of the city's parks and beautification
committee are interested in becoming an integral part
in creating plans for the nature preserve. At a recent
meeting they discussed ideas which included removing
non-native plants and creating a nature walk.
The remaining parcels 15 acres at Grassy
Point are still under contract. According to Ashley,
offers have been made, but he is still waiting to hear if
they have been accepted.
Florida Communities Trust is handling the offers
and negotiating prices with the land owners.


Celebrate art, kids,
The Islander newspaper and Ooh La La! restau-
rant are hosting an art auction and reception from 4
to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov: 4, at their respective store-
fronts in the Island Shopping Center in celebration
of their respective anniversaries nine years for the
newspaper and two years for Ooh La La.
The event, "For Art's Sake," is a benefit for
art programs at Anna Maria Elementary School
and Island Middle School and the community is
invited. All proceeds from the auction will be
donated to the schools.
Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Come celebrate it's art for kid's sake!
More inside...

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee voted unanimously Monday
night to ask the city commission to obtain an environ-
mental impact study on cellular communications tow-
ers before "proceeding with a decision that will affect
the character of the community," the EEEC said.
The city commission meets in special session
Thursday, Nov. I, to discuss changes in the current cell
tower ordinance that, if passed, would allow cell tower
companies to meet city codes and obtain a permit for
The unanimous motion followed a presentation
and discussion by residents Jane Auerbach and Jamie
Walstad on the issue. Auerbach said she represented a
number of citizens who have expressed concern about
the aesthetic qualities of a proposed 120-foot cell tower
on top of the Roser Memorial Community Church in
a city such as Anna Maria.
EEEC members at first questioned the reason for
Auerbach's presentation, but were satisfied upon learn-
ing that in addition to aesthetics, some residents also

had serious environmental concerns for the city on a
120-foot cell tower. "We thought this might be an ap-
propriate issue for a committee dealing with the envi-
ronment and beautification," said Auerbach in response
to a question from EEEC member Tim Eiseler.
Auerbach also pointed out that a 9D00-square-foot
building will have to be constructed within city limits
for equipment to service the proposed Roser Church
cell tower.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda, who sits on the EEEC,
said he was concerned that there might not be enough in-
formation available at this time on the cell tower issue.
Auerbach, Walstad and other concerned citizens
plan to attend the Nov. 1 meeting to voice their-opin-
ions, Auerbach said.
In other matters, the EEEC voted to change its
decision- making procedures from consensus to major-
ity vote. However, the committee sent the question of
purchasing holiday decorations and banners for about
$3,000 to the city commission for a final decision.
The committee also discussed the question of me-
morial benches, particularly on sand dunes and along
beach access paths.

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Sexual predator in Bradenton Beach: most unaware

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A number of Bradenton Beach residents say they
are unaware a convicted sexual predator is living within
the city limits at 2417-A Avenue C, and has been since
March of this year.
The owner of Haven House, an adult-care facility just
two blocks away, said as far as she is aware, no notice has
been given. "No, I haven't heard a thing," said Peggy
Barron, whose facility is in the 2200 block of Avenue B.
She said she would have remembered any notification by
the Manatee County Sheriffs Office.
On Canasta Drive in the 2300 block, Don and Jo Ann
Meilner also said they did not recall a notification in April.
Jo Ann Meilner said she believed a sex offender had been
living on Avenue B last year, but thought that person had
moved away. She felt certain she would have remembered
anything from the sheriff's office about a convicted preda-
tor living on Avenue C.
Another couple living on Avenue B, who asked not
to be identified, said they were concerned because they
have grandchildren who visit frequently. They too did
not remember any notice from the MCSO.
An informal survey last week of several residents
living within a few blocks of the predator's address
failed to find anyone aware of any predator notification
from the MCSO, the agency that handles notification
of residents about a sexual predator or offender living
in the county.
A spokesperson for the MCSO said records show
a notice informing nearby residents of a convicted the
sexual predator on Avenue C in Bradenton Beach was
conducted by staff on April 6. It was unknown if the
notice was by mail or door-to-door.
The predator a white male, 32 years old, 5 foot
9 inches tall and 164 pounds was convicted of lewd
and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 16 and
sexual battery, rendering the victim physically helpless
to resist. This individual was released from his sentence
in March 2001 and was required to register with the
Information on this individual, and all convicted
sex offenders and predators in the county, can be found
at the MCSO Web site (www.manateesheriff.com).
The MCSO spokesperson said the department, as
a matter of policy, generally informs all residents liv-
ing within a one-mile area of a convicted predator and
all residents within a one-block area of a convicted
sexual offender. Each type of conviction in Florida
requires that the individual be registered with the
county sheriff where he or she resides.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
that information on a sexual offender comes from the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement to the appro-

private county sheriff, then to local law enforcement.
Sometimes, this information can take months to reach
municipal police, he said.
The information on the convicted sexual predator
only reached Bradenton Beach a few weeks ago and
Special said officers checked the address upon receiv-
ing an inquiry from The Islander. He confirmed the
subject individual is still living at that location.
"Generally, we have very good cooperation with
the county sheriff," Speciale said. His department also
goes to the FDLE Web site to check for new offenders.
Bradenton Beach has no requirement or policy to
notify residents when a sexual offender is living within
the city, but does provide that information to anyone
who requests it. In addition, officers routinely check
addresses to confirm a particular offender is still at a
listed location.
Special said residents can go online at the FDLE
or Manatee sheriff's Web site to obtain information on
sexual offenders and predators.
In Manatee County there are a total of 258 con-
victed sexual offenders listed by the FDLE, and five
convicted sexual predators.

Bradenton Beach sex offenders
In addition to the convicted sexual predator, two
convicted sex offenders are registered in Bradenton
Beach: a 32-year-old white male at Ill 1 Fourth St. S.,
currently under community control for adult sex with
a 16-17-year-old, and a 21 -year-old white male at 1303
Gulf Drive S., now under supervision for lewd and las-
civious acts with a child under the age of 16.

Holmes Beach sex offenders
The FDLE lists four convicted sex offenders in
Holmes Beach. Two white males, ages 41 and 18 re-

spectively, have been released from supervision in
Kansas for their sexual offenses of indecent liberties
with a minor, and currently reside at 502 Key Royale
Drive in Holmes Beach.
Another Holmes Beach man, a 40-year-old
white male at 6400 Flotilla Drive, unit 82, has been
released for lewd and lascivious acts with a child
under the age of 16.
A fourth Holmes Beach man, a 59-year-old
white male residing at 3223 Gulf Drive, has been
released for lewd and lascivious acts with a child
under the age of 16.
A 47-year-old white male at I 1 I 36th St. is pres-
ently under state supervision for the distribution of
obscene material.
The FDLE lists this address as Bradenton Beach,
but it is actually in Holmes Beach.

Anna Maria sex offenders
In Anna Maria, the FDLE lists a 24-year-old white
male at 41 1-A Almanda Road as currently under super-
vision for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under
the age of 16. This offender was listed by the FDLE
Sept. 25.

Longboat Key sex offender
A Longboat Key offender is currently under super-
vision for child abuse involving photos with sexual
content. He is a 59-year-old white male residing at 561
Cedar St.

Cortez sex offender
The FDLE also lists a 79-year-old white male at
4408 123rd St., Cortez, as having been released for
lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age
of 16.

A memorial statue dedicated to
"Florida's Commercial
Fishermen Past, Present and
Future" was unveiled in
Cortez Saturday. Blue Fitlford,
president of the Florida
Institute of Saltwater Heritage,
J'. was a keynote speaker with the
statue by John Ward in the
background. Islander Photo:
Paul Roat

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Boat parade shaping up 'very well' Meetingsf

The Anna Maria Island holiday lighted-boat parade
is four weeks away, and already its sign-up score is
ahead of last year's.
Eight boats were registered for the parade by early
this week, said Chuck Stealey, who is chairing the
event as he has for the past many years. This 14th an-
nual parade will start at dark Saturday, Dec. 1.
Stealey issued an appeal for boaters to get their
applications filled out and to him just as soon as skip-
pers decide to participate. It makes it easier all around.
The forms have been mailed to other years' partici-
pants, are at the bottom of posters being distributed

Artful pumpkins
Maddy Valadie, age 3, along with brother Luke, age
22 months, paint their pumpkins during the benefit
for the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage held at
the Cortez Kitchen in Cortez Saturday. The pair'are
.from Bradenton Beach.

around the Island, and at the event main sponsor, The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Fulfilling tradition, the Anna Maria event is the
first lighted boat parade on the Gulf Coast again this
year. Sarasota will follow the next weekend, and oth-
ers up and down the coast go their nautical way be-
tween then and just before Christmas.
Stealey and other volunteers are canvassing busi-
nesses for prizes to be awarded to winning captains of
the boat decorations competition.
Also being sought are sponsors for the annual fire-
works show, which has taken place in recent years off
the Anna Maria City Pier. And sailboats are in demand
for showing their stuff in the parade.
"I don't know why sailboat owners are shy about
spiffing up their boats and getting in the parade,"
Stealey said. "They're easy to decorate -just hoist
the lights along the rigging, and they're beautiful."
The decorations have been getting more elaborate
and more gorgeous every Christmas season, he said.
Some are animated, and he has a couple of new
sources of animation technology for boaters: Just call
him at 778-3907 and he'll gladly pass along any and
all information, he said.
The boats will gather on parade evening in Bimini
Bay off Key Royale, then head down the Grand Canal
between 67th and 68th streets to the turning basin at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church which, Stealey pointed
out, is a favored point from which to view the parade.
From there the boats will go back through the ca-
nal to cruise past the judges at Dan Parsons' dock, then
through Bimini and the Galati channel, left along the
bay to the Anna Maria City Pier, Rod & Reel Pier, then
retrace the course to Bimini Bay.
Hopefully, fireworks will evolve again this year,
offering a great gathering location for parade boats and
viewers, both ashore and anchored near the city pier.
He expects from 20 to 30 decorated boats, plus
Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Bradenton po-
lice boats, Manatee County Sheriff's Office craft, the
West Manatee Fire & Rescue vessel, and Florida Ma-
rine Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard boats for safety
patrol and for participation in the parade.

Anna Maria City
Nov. 1, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
cellular telephone towers.
Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., Environmental, Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Nov. 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: second
reading and public hearing on amending employee ordi-
nance, first reading on solid waste collection ordinance,
first reading on procurement policy ordinance, closing
documents for Bartizal property transfer, drainage presen-
tation by Richard Carter, approval of Adley Brisson bill,
approval of building official job description, appointment
of code enforcement officer, setting of date for street va-
cation request at 2303 Avenue C alley, appointment of
Michael Conley to Code Enforcement Board, hearing on
major development request for Sandcastle condo at 200
Gulf Drive S., commission reports and public comment.
Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee
Nov. 7, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

Of Interest
Nov. 6, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach City Com-
mission election. Polling location: Bradenton Beach
City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

Entry forms should be mailed to Stealey at 605
Crestwood Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fee is $10,
deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 29.

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Arnold Brown

Few sparks in Bradenton Beach candidate forum

By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach voters will go to the poll Tuesday,
Nov. 6, to elect a mayor and two city commissioners.
Mayor Gail Cole is being challenged for his office
by Commissioner John Chappie. Ward I incumbent
Commissioner Bill Arnold is facing Harry Brown on
the ballot. In the Ward 3 race, voters will choose be-
tween former Commissioner/Mayor Connie Drescher
and Ross Benjamin.
Candidates for city commission are elected
In a forum sponsored by The Islander newspaper
last Thursday, candidates offered their views on a wide
range of issues. Below are the questions posed to the
candidates and their responses.

What do you see as a solution to the
growing parking problem in the,
Bridge Street area?
Brown said "there is no simple solution to the park-
ing problem. We have to look at it comprehensively."
He suggested the city look into grants to buy property
in the area for parking lots, "be judicious with grant-
ing variances, and look into a park-and-ride bus system.
Drescher said the city "made some errors with
granting special exceptions and variances, and we're
paying the price today." She said the city should again
look into parking meters in the area, investigate find-
ing grants to purchase property for parking lots, and
encourage people to walk, bicycle or use buses."
Arnold said "the only solution is if the trolleys
run," adding that parking at Coquina Beach and Cortez
Beach needs to be adequate to accommodate the extra
cars. He noted that "there won't be a solution during
season" in the Bridge Street area.
Benjamin said "the trolley will help."
Cole said "buying property is not feasible. We need
to look at other alternatives," such as using valet park-
ing for businesses with cars allowed to park at Cortez
Beach. "Park-and-ride is part of the solution, but the
problem is the density of the community. We have
more people coming here, and we have more traffic."
Chappie said he favored "promoting the trolley and
park-and-ride lots. We need to work with the county to
explore parking at Coquina Beach, and involve people
in the area to do an in-depth study of the issue."

Should Bradenton Beach hire a
professional city manager
to run the city?
Arnold said there are advantages to having a city
manager. "He would be a permanent employee, but it
would violate the city's step plan [which regulates pub-
lic employee pay grades]. The city manager would do
no more than what the mayor is supposed to do, and it
would alleviate the mayor's responsibility. The cost
does not justify the means."
Benjamin said he "doesn't like the idea. The man-
ager would demand a high salary."
Cole said the city's current system "is not condu-
cive to having.a city manager, and I don't see it hap-
Chappie said "it would be difficult for a city our
size to have a city manager. I don't know if we can
afford it. I'd like to see a presentation on it, but I don't
see it happening."
Brown said the manager question does not have "a
yes or no answer. If we can afford to have the high cost
overruns on the city pier construction and at city hall,
and if a city manager could save a few hundred thou-
sand dollars on projects like that, I would not take the
matter off the table as an option down the line. It would
take a change in the city's charter."
Drescher said a manager "could be an asset. The
commission would set the goals, and the manager

could follow through. We have an election every year,
and the commission changes every year. Could we af-
ford it? I would be willing to explore it."

Should the city start a
curbside recycling program?
Benjamin, who moved to Bradenton Beach from
Seattle, Wash., said that city has "one of the biggest
recycling programs in the world, and people do it au-
tomatically. Why don't we collect recycling here?"
Cole said recycling "has been a battle since 1997.
We will survey our city very soon, and the results will
let us know if we can do it or not."
Chappie said "we need to end up with curbside, but
is it the right thing to do now? I want us to get there,
but I'm not sure how we will get there. We haven't had
the follow-through with it, and we need to have more
information from cities our size."
Brown said he "absolutely supports it. I sit at the re-
cycling trailer [as a volunteer] every week. The good news
is that we have a trailer. The bad news is all the people that
come there say 'up north we have curbside recycling...'"
Drescher said she "doesn't have enough information
to determine if it's cost-effective. We need to have more
information to see if we can do it in an economical way."
Arnold said "if we took a vote in the city, there
would be maybe two people who were against recy-
cling, but it is not cost effective. I've disagreed with
how we've handled it from the beginning. We had a
[curbside recycling] program that started, then stopped.
When and how will we get the trucks and manpower
to get it done, and how will we pay for it?"

Is Bradenton Beach being threatened
by overdevelopment?
Chappie said "we need to be concerned, and we
need to look at our comprehensive plan and land devel-
opment codes today, now."
Brown said "it is a big issue, a very emotional is-
sue. There is a real fear factor, and we've got to look
at changes to enhance the Bradenton Beach we all love.
Development has got us to where we are now, and the
answer is not to fear change, but to control it and deal
with it. The number one priority of the new commis-
sion has to be to look at the comprehensive plan and
land development codes."
Drescher said she "was proud of the improvements
to the Bridge Street area through the grants we have
received, and the renovations elsewhere in the city, but
I think it's time to put the brakes on and look at where
we are and what our vision is now."
Arnold said he didn't know "who was concerned
about overdevelopment. If it's a problem, let's get a
workshop set and see what can be done. I don't want
to see the homes gone, but I'd like to see [development]
toned down a bit."
Benjamin said overdevelopment "is a growing
concern. I'm concerned about the historic area. We
need to look at the comp plan and see what we want in
the future."
Cole said Bradenton Beach "was a laid-back city
25 years ago, and then the condominiums came. Some
were good, and some were bad. If we continue on, our
[full-time] population will drop, and some people are
already selling because they can't afford to live here."

How can the city increase revenues
without increasing taxes?
Cole said the recent volleyball tournament in the
city generated revenue to the city "and brought busi-
ness and tourists to the city. I don't think you can do it
[without raising taxes]. It's just not feasible. You can't
just raise revenue to the city without taxation unless
you cut operating costs."
Chappie said the city's revitalization "has in-

creased the income of the city. We went from a value
of $107 million to $225 million in 10 years. I know that
change makes us nervous, but the revitalization was our
vision back then and it's why we need to review our
comprehensive plan now."
Brown said "with the reassessment of property, our
taxes have gone up. I believe we can be smarter with our
budget, and we could get more money with parking fees
at the beach. We can get additional revenue from our other
fees like TV, electricity and water franchises."
Drescher said property values and revenue gener-
ated from the new condominiums and rehabilitation of
existing homes has increased revenue to the city. "With
grants, we can make the city more attractive, and
people will want to come back here."
Arnold said "we need to get people to come here,
and we need to make the city more attractive than it is.
This city is a giveaway with employee salaries and
benefits. We need to look at-that --it's a start."
Benjamin said "the value of property has increased
$34 million last year, and the taxes have gone up. In the
summer and fall we had volleyball contests, and
sandcastle building contests. We need to advertise
more to get people here. Why not have a kite-flying
contest? We need to bring in tourists and money, and
should look at increasing the tourist tax."

Do you favor paid parking at
Coquina Beach?
Drescher said she was "proud of the free parking
at our beaches. We did look at the issue of charging for
parking when we were having problems with gangs,
but it was dropped. We may have to reconsider it as a
way to lessen the traffic."
Arnold said there "was no justification with going
with paid parking based on the money we would col-
lect. It will not pay for itself and is not beneficial."
Benjamin said he agreed with Arnold's assessment
"it will not pay for itself."
Cole said Coquina is "a public beach that families can
bring their children to, and I don't see a need to charge for
parking." He said the police make "beer sweeps" during
holiday weekends to confiscate alcoholic beverages "and
it ran the gangs off." He said the upcoming trolley system
plus signs to warn motorists of full parking lots at the
beach will help with congestion.
Chappie said "my first reaction is no. We need to
work with the county on beautification of Coquina -
the landscaping, the rest rooms and I'm concerned
that if there were paid parking at Coquina there would
be increased parking on the streets in Ward 4."
Brown said as a member of the city's scenic high-
way committee he looked into charging for parking at
the beach. "It works on the East Coast, and I think a
nominal charge during the season would provide rev-
enue to the city. I support the concept."

Do you support zoning changes to
decrease density?
Drescher said she would "have to study it. It's
worth looking into."
Arnold said Bradenton Beach "is almost all built
out. Where is the vacant land?"
Benjamin said "what undeveloped property? We
would have to look at it carefully."
Cole said the city "is almost completely built out.
What people can do is buy property, tear down what's
on it, and put up condos, and I don't want to see that
in Bradenton Beach. We need to look at the compre-
hensive plan and the charter, too."
Chappie said "you don't just change the zoning in
a neighborhood. We need to get the community to-
gether and look at the comp plan."





Brown said "it's not fair to ask people to downzone
their property. It needs to be looked at with a lot of
input from the community."

What do you think about high, fixed-span
bridges at Cortez Road
or Manatee Avenue?
Arnold said "there are so many people against it,
and some for it. I'm concerned about evacuation from
the Island" and would like to see safety lanes added.
Benjamin said "during the season, even with a high
bridge, traffic is still going to be horrendous. Getting
people off the Island before a storm is my concern. I'm
not against it, but I'm not for it, either."
Cole said "you can't cross a high-span bridge when
winds reach 45 mph. A big bridge will not do you any
good to get off the Island."
Chappie said he was "against a megabridge. There
is no problem with a low drawbridge, and I'd like to see
the Cortez Bridge rebuilt with breakdown lanes. The
bridge, bridge openings it's part of our history."
Brown said "if Jim Kissick is against [a
megabridge], I'm against it."
Drescher said "there is no way you could put a big
bridge in at Cortez without destroying Cortez. I'd like
to see Longboat Key get its own bridge, or perhaps
have a new bridge from Coquina Beach. I'm against

Would you favor annexing Cortez into
Bradenton Beach?
Benjamin said he would "love it. It's quaint, it's
unique I'd be absolutely for it."
Cole said "you've got about as much chance....
Not a chance."
Chappie said "no way. They have enough interfer-
ence [with the county] and I don't think they want to
get involved in Island politics."
Brown said "Cortez gets more help than it needs.
The day they ask will be a cold day in hell."
Drescher said "it's a dead issue."
Arnold agreed with Drescher.

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Condo project proposed for Bay Drive South

A new development project is being proposed
for the Bridge Street area of Bradenton Beach,
where now there are five historic cottages called
Old Bridge Village.
City commission candidate Harry Brown and
wife Susan Kehne hope to receive city approval to
build I I long-term and vacation rentals plus three
office units at property they own along Bay Drive
South between Third and Fourth Streets South.
The proposed project is in the Historic Old Town
district and current zoning allows for 14 units on the
combined property. The present cottages, including
eight units and a garage, were built in 1919.
The proposed project would consist of three

townhouses and eight residential condominium
apartments, plus three commercial office units. City
codes require 36 parking spaces for the project; 42
spaces are shown on plans filed with Building Of-
ficial Bob Welch.
Agent for Brown and Kehne is David
Teitelbaum. John Wright of Whetstone Engineering
and Testing, Bradenton, is the architect with Gene
Aubry as consulting architect. Whitehead Construc-
tion is general contractor.
The project will be heard by the city planning
and zoning board Nov. 8. The planning board's rec-
ommendation on the project will then go to the city
commission, probably in December.

Under-construction pedestrian crosswalks in Bradenton Beach have drawn the ire of city officials. The
Florida Department of Transportation-contracted crosswalk at Ninth Street North leads directly to the front
door of the Gulf Drive Cafe, rather than the expected street corner. The sign warning motorists to stop for
pedestrians is also between two handicapped parking spaces. Another crosswalk at Gulf Drive and Cortez
Road has signage in the middle of a resident's driveway. City attempts to contact DOT engineers have been
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The 2001 Tax Bills will be mailed on October 31, 2001. If you have not received a tax bill by
November 15th. contact the Tax Collector at the number shown below to request that a bill be
mailed to you. All City and County taxes, assessed on the Manatee County Tax Roll, are entitled
to discount for early payment as follows:
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Choices are many, worthy
Bradenton Beach has a real election next week. Six
candidates are vying for three seats on the five-mem-
ber commission, including the mayoral position. The
race is the first real challenge in years in the city.
The campaigns have been thankfully free of ran-
cor, something that historically has been a hallmark of
Island elections and in years past a stalwart of any
Bradenton Beach electoral process. We thank all the
candidates for the lack of mudslinging that has oft
marred Island politics and hope that the bar has been
raised for campaigns that provide voters with a crisp
discussion of the issues.
Now, to the candidates.
Incumbent Mayor Gail Cole is being challenged by
Vice Mayor John Chappie for the top spot in city gov-
ernment. Both are qualified, able office-holders: Cole
with 22 years residency and five-plus years in office,
Chappie with 27 years in the city and 15-plus years
involvement with city politics.
We have been struck with the contrast of process
versus product between the two in the past few years.
Cole has stressed procedures and paperwork in city hall
administrative actions, yet has not produced much in
the way of actual achievements. To his credit, he has
tripled financial reserves of the city from a woefully
low amount to a now-safe figure.
Chappie has been the dri, ng force behind
Bradenton Beach's Gulf Drive receiving one of only
four statewide scenic highway designations, opening
the gates for grants to improve the corridor.
Chappie stresses the need for team k within the
commission and community, a hilc nat Cole has
not marked in his term of office.
Although Chappie has come a .s as an advocate
of growth and development in Brn .on Beach a
stance that perhaps is untimely in iit of the city's
current burgeoning building boonm -- -c tempers that
with an historical perspective that dates to the 1980s
when the city was crying out for new businesses and
revitalization of any type. His battle cry: the city needs
to look at where it was, where it is, and where it wants
to be in the next 20 years.
Now is the time for Bradenton Beach to again pull
together to create a vision for the future. It's clear from
the public forum that citizens want to preserve the
city's quaint atmosphere, its residential character and
historic pride and slow development.
If Chappie can follow those guidelines, he can lead
the city's next generation into the future.
We endorse John Chappie as the next mayor.

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Ward I electors have to make a choice between
incumbent Commissioner Bill Arnold and challenger
Harry Brown.
Arnold has been a stickler to detail in his three
years in office, an advocate of procedures, protocol and
lists that have mostly fallen upon the deaf ears of his
fellow commissioners. His frustration with the process
of government has been obvious, evidenced by his
dropping out of numerous liaison positions. His frus-
trations stem from lacking endorsements for his sug-
gestions and he seldom seems willing to pursue com-
Brown has an impressive background in govern-
ment. Where else but on Anna Maria Island can
find a city commission candidate who has served as an
acting governor of a Pacific island, or a budget officer
to an entire Micronesian Island chain? It's difficult to
say if that experience will make him a good small com-
munity leader.
However, Brown is a principal in a major redevel-
opment project near Bridge Street that may taint his
vision of the city. Worse, it is the harbinger of the his-
toric old-town area tear-down, build-up develop-
ment. Change is inevitable, he says, but is the change
right for the city?


Traffic light problems
I am reporting two problems with the traffic
light at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and Gulf
First, the sequence of change has been "off"
since the Sept. 14 storm. I was heading north and sat
at the red light through three sequences as others
were signaled to go straight or turn. As I was sitting
through the third sequence with no green light for
those going straight north, I turned right onto Mana-
tee, then left toward St. Bernard Catholic Church, so
that I could continue on my way. I don't know if
those behind me ever got a green light.
The second problem is the recent change in the

Both Arnold and Brown have some "baggage" in
their backgrounds. Either will makes a good commis-
sioner. We suggest the voters of Bradenton Beach let
their conscience be their guide in the Ward I race.
Ward 3 voters have a known commodity facing a
political newcomer: former commissioner and mayor
Connie Drescher versus Ross Benjamin.
Drescher is an advocate of the same things she has
pushed for since her election to the commission in 1995
- sidewalks inthe city and better drainage. Benjamin
is more unsubstantial in his desire for retaining the
quaint laid-back charm of the city without offering any
specifics to how that goal may be accomplished.
We applaud Benjamin's campaign for public of-
fice, but in light of the rapidly changing face of
Bradenton Beach, we'd like to see him involved at city
hall, get to know his thoughts on issues and get to know
him, too. The city may not be able to afford the learn-
ing curve needed to bring Benjamin up to speed to meet
the upcoming, rapidly unfolding challenges of the city.
For this reason, we recommend Connie Drescher for
the Ward 3 seat on the commission.
And congratulations to Commissioner-elect Mollie
Sandberg for claiming the uncontested seat in Ward 4.
Please vote Nov. 6.

lane arrows, which are painted on the road. The arrows
are causing a traffic backup for no reason. Before, if
one were going north or turning into the public beach,
one stayed in the left lane. If one wanted to turn right
onto Manatee, one moved to the right lane. It has been
changed so that if you are going north, you move over
into the right lane..
So there I was in the right lane, waiting to go north
and there were three cars behind me waiting to turn
right. They couldn't go because I couldn't go. Natu-
rally, they were upset with me for sitting in what should
be the right turn lane, but that is the way the street is
painted now. It makes no sense and I think it must be
a mistake.
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Anna Maria election day
can't come too soon
Are these jokers an embarrassment or what? If ever
there was a time to "throw the bums out" this is it. We
can only hope that there are some unambitious, reason-
able, intelligent people out there willing to put up with
some of the inflated egos that seem to inhabit our fair
A few caveats to potential candidates:
1. If you desire to engage in an ongoing game of
"Gotcha!" whereby you make spurious claims under
the Sunshine Law; rush to city hall on Friday nights to
obtain "evidence," or continuously try to find grounds
to "screw" your fellow public servants, please don't
2. If you have such a high opinion of yourself and
are so anxious for power that you can't resist taking
advantage of a clearly vague provision in the city char-
ter, don't care about many years of precedent set by the
people who actually wrote it, and don't give a damn
what the public might desire, please don't run (and
shame on you, Mr. Michaels, for going along with
those two).
3. If you (and/or your family) think city employ-
ees are interested in petty political games, are unable
to understand when they have been threatened, deserve
little respect, and that low pay has no bearing on mo-
rale, then please stay home.
4. If you have sick relatives or substantial outside
commitments that will prevent you from attending
meetings, then please don't run.
5. If you get a thrill out of finding hyper-technical
ways to frustrate citizens who are trying to build or
remodel a home, obtain a variance, run their businesses
or take care of their own lives, then stick to your day
Believe it or not, there is a large group of people
out there who simply want our little government to take
care of drainage and the beaches, be kind and friendly,

and leave us alone. Many of us just want you to do as
little as possible and keep your mouths shut so we can
enjoy lives without intrusion. Does a candidate who
understands that "less is more" exist in the City of
Anna Maria? If so, I'll be the first to make a campaign
James L. DePorre, Anna Maria

Cell tower shadows church
In the dark shadow of Sept. I 1, this letter may seem
insignificant. But, life on our Island goes on and deci-
sions are being made daily that affect our future here.
In weeks past, local newspapers have made mention of
a proposed cell tower for Anna Maria Island.
The legality of our local ordinances is in question.
Meantime, Roser Memorial Community Church mem-
bers have met with a cell tower representative. Propos-
als have been made and voted on, and as I understand
it, the company has said they could build a cell tower
on Roser property and install a cross on the top. Pos-
sibly, a lighted cross.
Can we imagine a lighted cross 120 feet up on top
of a cell tower?
Many would applaud the idea. Many would not.
Besides the obvious uneasy relationship that has al-
ways existed between monetary profits and spirituality,
there is also the important question of quiet respect in
matters of the heart and faith.
In Matthew V (King James version), as I under-
stand it, the "light" referred to is the light of our "good
works." In Matthew VI, we are advised to avoid being
"as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in
the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, when
thou prayest, enter into thy closet."
Of course, many argue that we need a cell tower
here. But don't we have telephones in our homes? And
isn't there a reason most of us chose to live on this
beautiful Island? Wasn't it to have a different type of
life one in which we might have to forgo a few of
the "necessary conveniences" and trappings of cities

and modern suburbs?
The grace and charm of Roser Church is an impor-
tant part of what makes Anna Maria Island so special.
I respect the church and its members. They have served
and bettered this community for years. Let's not dim
the light of that warm human spirit with a towering,
impersonal, steel edifice.
Eric Cox, Anna Maria

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AM OKs code enforcement officer; process questioned

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria finally got a code enforce-
ment officer as the city commission approved the se-
lection of Anna Maria resident Chuck White to the
part-time position Oct. 25 by a 4-1 vote.
But the long overdue appointment of a specific city
official to deal with a backlog of code violation complaints
did not come without controversy and surprise At least
one member of the public questioned the selection proce-
dure utilized by Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh.
During discussion of the motion to approve White,
Anna Maria resident Rick DeFrank asked about the
process used to select White as the code enforcement
officer. He wanted to know how many people were
interviewed and how many applied.
Deffenbaugh replied that there were about 20 ap-
plications, which Building Official George McKay

reviewed to make a short-list for the mayor- the three
best applicants. "I picked the one I felt was best for our
community," said the mayor.
When DeFrank asked who the mayor interviewed,
Deffenbaugh replied that he did not "need the third
degree" to justify his selection. "That is my job in the
city," he said. It is up to the city commission to approve
or reject his selection, He spoke with the three appli-
cants, although McKay had extensive interviews with
the three finalists.
That did not sit well with DeFrank, who said "once
again we are being short-changed." While saying he
was not attacking McKay, DeFrank said the selection
was "not the way our charter was written," and the pro-
cedure was a violation of the Sunshine Law. "I see a
total failure here."
McKay explained he had 27 applications for the
part-time position, which he narrowed down to the

three best candidates. He gave those three applications
along with his comments to the mayor, who then made
the final decision.
Laurie Kirby spoke from the audience, saying she
believed the mayor had made the right choice. She said
every time DeFrank comes forward to speak, there is a lot
of turmoil and personal attacks and she did not like it.
When Anna Maria resident Mike Miller asked for a
job description of the code enforcement officer, however,
the commission got hit with a jolt. There is no written job
description for the code enforcement officer.
Commissioner John Michaels previously wrote
procedures for the code enforcement officer to follow,
but not a specific job description.
"We got so anxious to do this, we got ahead of
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description should be written first, before the post is
filled, to "safeguard" citizens against a code enforce-
ment officer generating a complaint.
Deffenbaugh countered that there is such a back-
log of complaints from the public that the officer is
needed now. "We're not hiring a policeman or Ge-
stapo," but someone to "get us out of this mess."
-Michaels agreed with a suggestion from Commis-
sioner Linda Cramer to hire White for the position and
have him write his own job description, subject to com-
mission approval.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda, however, said he was
"uncomfortable" with White writing his own job de-
scription. "That's to come from the commission."
Anna Maria resident Shirley O'Day said she
wouldn't blame White if he told everyone to "take this
job and shove it."
DeFrank stood up again and spoke from the audi-
ence this time saying the people have listened to the
mayor misquote constitutional law for the past 18
months and he is tired of it.
Michaels interrupted for a point of order, saying
that DeFrank's comments had nothing to do with the
motion at hand. When DeFrank said he had the floor,
Skoloda, who chairs city commission meetings, ruled
in favor of Michaels.
The motion to hire White and have him write his
own job description for commission approval was then
passed 4-1, with Hill dissenting.
The commission next discussed and passed a reso-
lution on how a commission agenda is set.
The resolution essentially says that only the four
commissioners and the mayor can put items on the
agenda and will do so in order of preference. Business
brought before the commission will be by agenda item.
The mayor, however, will set the order of business
based upon input from the commissioners on the order
of importance of a particular item. Add-on agenda
items will be kept to a minimum.
At present, said Hill, only the mayor may place
items on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.
During a discussion brought by Hill on whether or
not the city should donate funds to aid the victims of
the World Trade Center attack on Sept. I 1, resident
SueLynn said she thought any donation should be made

closer to home, such as to the local Red Cross or Island
Getting really close to home, Cramer said that the
deputy city clerk was going on unpaid maternity leave
soon, as the city does not provide paid leave for a
woman to have a baby. In addition, Sharla Capitano
will have to pay her own health insurance premiums
during her six-week absence as the city has no provi-
sion to pick tup the insurance tab during an unpaid
leave. Normally, the city pays 100 percent of an
employee's health insurance premium.
Women in the audience were outraged at this and
Cramer said she would put discussion of this problem
as an agenda item for the next meeting.
The commission also voted unanimously to allow the
Blanton famiily to enter on the side of the city in a prop-
erty lawsuit filed by the Negele family against the city.
On the subject of logos on trolley benches in the
city, the commission voted to exchange letters with the
Manatee County Area Transit to clarify its position oni
advertising on benches within the city limits.
The commission also approved a motion to pay
$26,895 to Grubbs Emergency Services of Brooksville for
cleanup work after Tropical Storm Gabrielle. Most of the
money will be refunded to .the city by the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency, Deffenbaugh noted.

By unanimous vote, the commission approved a
$3,000 budget amendment for the beautification fund,
which may be spent for holiday decorations.
And finally, with the clock drawing down to the
witching hour of 9 p.m., the required ending for city
meetings, Skoloda observed there was little time left
and asked that the final agenda item, discussion of dis-
ciplinary options against elected officials, be placed as
an early agenda item at the next meeting. That motion
passed without dissent.
During the few minutes remaining for public com-
ment, Diane Caniff asked City Attorney Jim Dye to
explain the Sunshine Law in reference to the hiring
process for the new code enforcement officer. She said
discussion of hiring procedures and personnel always
seems to degenerate into "personal attacks."
Dye said that the process used to select White was,,
not a violation of the Sunshine Law. That might have
occurred only if a committee had been formed to inter-
view candidates. "There was no Sunshine Law viola-
tion in the hiring of Chuck White," Dye said to con-
clude the meeting.
The next regular session of the Anna Maria City
Commission will be Thursday, Nov. 8. A special ses-
sion to deal with possible revisions to the cell tower
ordinance will be held at 7 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 1.

,: Bradenton Beach code
enforcement going to
": Heck Ray Heck
New part-time Bradenton Beach
code enforcement officer Ray
Heck began his duties oni Oct.
23. Heck had more than 12 years
'A experience in the construction
Sindus,,try in Baltimore before
'"' retiring to the Bradenton area 12
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a MI,:'-j. Catlin




Bradenton Beach

A Business Man
27-year resident of Bradenton Beach
49-year old Graduate of Ohio University

Experience 8 Involvement in our city:
* Planning & Zoning Board Member 1984-1988
* P & Z Board Vice Chair 1985
* P & Z Chairman 1986-1988
* Board of Adjustment 1993
* Housing Code Board Chairman 1985
* Comprehensive Plan Citizen's Advisory Committee 1986-1989
* Charter Member Committee to establish and find funding for the city's first
Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) from Cortez Road to 5th St. S.;
Beginning the funding for the city's first Community Development Block
Grants (CDBG) that improved Bridge Street, Gulf Drive and 1st St. N.
* Highway 789 Task Force member 1994, corridor study
* Bradenton Beach representative to Manatee County Parks and Recreation to
establish docks, boat ramp, engress and egress at Longboat Key Pass
* Anna Maria Island Bike Path Committee Chairman 1998
Department of Transportation funding now in place
* Bridge Street Festival Committee 1996, 1997, 1998
* Christmas Prelude 1997 to present. One of three private citizens who produce and
fund this musical event and lighting contest each Thanksgiving Night
* Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor Advocacy Chairman 1999-2001
* Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Entity Chairman 2001
* Commissioner Bradenton Beach 1997 to present
* Vice Mayor 1997 to 2001




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Island run, family walk on Sunday
With the theme "Build Better Kids," the 5K Island
Run 2001 will start Sunday, Nov. 4, at 8 a.m. at
Bayfront Park. Anna Maria City.
The benefit for-Manatee County Nursery Schools Inc.
also will have a one-mile "family fun run/walk" starting
at the same time. Registration will be at 7 a.m. at the park,
with the first 125 registrants getting tote bags and T-shirts.
Awards will be made in the.5K event: Male and
female overall, masters, grand masters and "three
deep" in 14 age groups. All family one-milers who
cross the finish line will get ribbons.
Pre-registration fee is $12. day of race $15. under
age 8 is $10. Checks should be payable to Manatee
County Nursery Schools Inc., P.O. Box 15116,
Bradenton FL 34280. Details may be obtained at 794-
2866 or 798-3126.

Kiwanis citrus orders to be taken
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will run its eighth
annual solicitation of orders for citrus packages from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4.
The orders will be taken at the Publix supermarket,
3900 E. Bay St., Holmes Beach, said the events chair-
man, James "Stretch" Fretwell. The fruit is packed by
Gracewood Groves of Vero Beach.
Prices range from $27 to $42, with proceeds going
to the club's foundation for disbursal among charities
and services. Some 230 orders were processed last
year, said Fretwell, and he hopes to beat that mark this
year. Details are available at 778-7879.
Woman's Club hears of violence
"Domestic Violence" will be discussed by Eleanor
Valardi at a meeting at I p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, of
the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island.
The gathering will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. The speaker is an educator with a specialty in
psychology who has lectured at the New York Police
Academy, among other places.
Hostesses will be Maggie Wilkinson, Dolores
Harrel, Agnes Tooker, Lillian Mayer, Maria Gebbia,
Anne Meisner and Mary Bear. Details are available at
Beauty gaffe
In the Oct. 24 issue of The Islander, a story about the
Anna Maria Environmental Education and Enhancement
Committee meeting of Oct. 16 contained remarks attrib-
uted to committee person Karen DiCostanzo about pay-
ing taxes that support public schools on the Island, but
having no children who attend. The statement was made
by another committee person and was made to show the
benefit of tax dollars going toward the common good. The
Islander regrets the error.

Celebrate art, kids
The Islander newspaper and Ooh La La! res-
taurant are hosting an art auction and reception
from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at their respec-
tive storefronts in the Island Shopping Center.
The event, "For Art's Sake," is a benefit for
Anna Maria Elementary School and Island Middle
School, providing needed funds to enhance art
programs and buy supplies.
More than 20 local artists have contributed
works to the silent auction, and some will be sell-
ing additional work at the event with a portion
of those sales to benefit the schools' art programs
as well.
Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by
the sponsors in celebration of their respective an-
niversaries nine years for the newspaper and
two years for Ooh La La.
Dinner that evening at Ooh La La will be a
school benefit as well, with advance ticket sales of-
fered exclusively by the AME Parent-Teacher Orga-
nization and the IMS Parent Advisory Committee.
For dinner tickets, contact AME-PTO President
Lori Guerin at 778-9141, or Pam Bertram, IMS-PAC
representative, at 739-8973. Dinner is offered at $40
per person with seatings at 5 and 7 p.m.
For information on participating in the silent
auction, art show and sale, call The Islander's staff
artist Carrie Price, 778-7978.
Come celebrate it's art for kid's sake!

Island Artists Guild
to get Village of Arts update
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will hear
Annie Russini present an update on the work and sta-
tus of the Bradenton Village of the Arts when the guild
meets Monday, Nov. 5.
The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Russini represents the Village Veranda Gallery in the
Village of the Arts.
The village is the growing artists' colony in down-
town Bradenton fanning out from Ninth Avenue and
13th Street. It began forming last year and has made
firm progress as an enclave of artists' homes, studios
and galleries, said a spokesperson.
Further details may be obtained by calling 778-
Writers meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, with those at-
tending to bring original poems an essays to read. De-
tails may be obtained at 778-7732.


Thomas Richard Burke Sr.
Thomas Richard Burke Sr., 72, of Bradenton, died
Oct.. 20.
Born in Toronto, Mr. Burke came to Manatee
County from Minneapolis in 1987. He was the retired
manager of an ink company. He was a member of
Moose Lodge No. 2188, Bradenton. He was Catholic.
Memorial services were Sunday at the Key Royale
Golf Club, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions
may be made to the club in care of the Thomas Burke
Memorial Tree, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217.
He is survived by wife Margaret; daughter
Cathyann LaPlante of Union, N.J.; son Tom Jr., of
Bettendorf, Iowa; brother Dennis of Victoria, British
Columbia; and six grandchildren.

Thomas L. Conley
Thomas L. Conley, 76, of Bradenton, died Oct. 28.
Born in Manhattan, N.Y., Mr. Conley came to
Manatee County from Long Island, N.Y., in 1987. He
worked for Grumman Aerospace in Long Island for 23
years, and also for the New York City Police Depart-
ment for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air
Corps during World War II. He was a member of
Manasota West Grumman Retirees; Patrolman's Be-
nevolent Association of the City of New York and
American Legion Post 24 of Bradenton. He was a
member of Holy Name Society of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, Holmes Beach, and Knights of Columbus.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made
to Patrolman's Benevolent Association, Widow's and
Children's Fund, 40 Fulton St., 17th Floor, New York
NY 10038. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughters Colleen of Long Is-
land, Karen and husband Austin Riddle of Long Island
and Holmes Beach, and Teresa and husband Mark
Jurlando of Long Island; sons Thomas of North Caro-
lina, Kevin W. of Long Island, and John V. and wife
Maureen of Long Island; brother John of Fairfield,
Mass.; and 11 grandchildren.

Richard H. Willkom
Richard H. Willkom, 73, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 24.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Willkom came to Manatee
County from there in 1986. He was a general contrac-
tor. He was a member of Royal Redeemer Lutheran
Church, North Royalton, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the H. Lee
Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa
FL 33612.
He is survived by wife Beverly; daughter Sherryl
Claycomb of Medina, Ohio, and Kelly Pearce of Indian
Trail, N.C.; sister Susan Foulds of Washington, D.C.;
brother Jack of Etowah, N.C.; five grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.

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Benefit blast for Noll most of Sunday

The kind of party Jerry Noll likes best everyone,
all ages, having a blast is scheduled for his benefit
Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Beach House Restaurant.
He has been battling cancer since it was diagnosed
a year and a half ago while he was kitchen manager at
the Sandbar, a sister restaurant to the Beach House. To
round it out, he is working at the third Ed Chiles estab-
lishment, Mar Vista, between chemotherapy bouts.
"He shows up faithfully and works every time he
is scheduled, bless him," said a fellow employee. He
has worked in the restaurants for about 10 years, com-
muting from the Bradenton home where he and his
wife reared four daughters.
Employees at all of the Chiles businesses are put-
ting on the big benefit to help offset Noll's medical ex-
penses "which are horrendous," said the spokesperson.

He has been commuting regularly to the University
of Florida at Gainesville for treatments. To top it all off,
said the spokesperson, he had polio as a child that left
him with problems.
The program will open Saturday with volleyball on
the restaurant's beach at 10 a.m., and four-member teams
are still being sought. The entry fee is $75 per team.
Music will start at noon, provided by Big Mama,
Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, and Connie and
Games for children will go on all afternoon, and so
will raffles of many items. And food and drink will be
offered all day.
The Beach House is at 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. Further information may be obtained
at 778-1696.

Tickets are still available for the "Moon Over
Perico" dinner dance, but the deadline is near.
So is the dinner dance, for that matter it starts
at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. But the caterer has to
know what he's dealing with, so the close of business
Friday is the deadline for tickets.
That's the word from Anastasia Cerwin, secretary of
the Concerned Citizens of Manatee County. The group is
the organization fighting Arvida Co.'s plans to put 898
residential condominiums, many of them in high-rise
buildings, on Perico Island. Proceeds from the dinner
dance will go into that battle.
The legal bills are huge and probably will get more so,
said Cerwin. Attorney fees total $150,000, of which
$39,000 came in April when an administrative law judge
heard the group's action to stop the development. He ruled
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new fees, she said. Other law suits are pending.
The dinner dance will be a "denim and rhinestone
hoedown," she said, with the Dr. Dave Ferguson trio
providing dance music and J&J Barbecue the food. A
cash bar is planned. Many prizes will be sold at a silent
The event will be at the St. Bernard Catholic
Church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Tickets are $35 per person and may be pur-
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Pastels by Donna Bednarz and Peggy Potter will be
shown in an exhibit through November at the gallery
of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The show will be open to the public during gallery
hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday. A reception for the artists will be at the gal-
lery from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
Bednarz studied at Marygrove College and the
Meinzing School of Art in Detroit, moving here in
1990. Among her paintings will be "Hannah," a recol-
lection of her grandmother.
Potter is a commercial artist who in 1984 came
here after studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
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Bradenton Beach/Cortez Drift In
noting 43 years
The Drift In, long a Bradenton Beach landmark,
and its sister on the mainland are celebrating their 43rd
anniversary with a week of specials and cut prices "for
our many great clients."
Joseph P. Cuervo Jr., general manager of the two-
store firm, said both the package stores and cocktail
lounges will be "practically giving stuff away" in many
instances from Wednesday, Oct. 31, through Tuesday,
Nov. 6.
During the anniversary week, there will be "spe-
cials of the day." plus the Drift In's happy hour prices
for football games, auto races and other sports events,
said Cuervo.
The locations are 120 Bridge St. in Bradenton
Beach and 2709 Cortez Road W. on the mainland.
The Drift In was founded in 1958 by the late Louis
B. Mack, Cuervo said. Today, Edgar Sherrick is cor-
porate president, Cuervo general manager, Karlene
Moran manager of the Bradenton Beach outlet and
Barbara Metzger of the Cortez facility.

Studies of human form in
Art League's exhibit
"Works From Open Studio," an exhibit featuring
studies of the human form, will open with a recep-
tion Friday, Nov. 2, at the gallery of the Anna Maria
Island Art League. 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
The reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at
the gallery. The works are in a variety of media by
artists who use the league's Open Studio forum. The
exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday
through Fridays.
Details are available at 778-2099.

Island Rotarians to hear of teen
program Thursday
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The lighted boat parade may not finish with a
bang this year, at least not without help from
friends in high places.
Don Schroder approached the Holmes Beach
City Commission for help a day after learning there
was no longer a donor for the fireworks display.
Schroder told the commission the cost for the fire-
works display is $17,500.
"The fireworks after the boat parade are a great
way to kick off the holiday season, and I have made
it my personal challenge to raise the money," said
He asked the city to donate $ 1,000 from its dis-
cretionary funds to help with the cost.
City Attorney Pat Petruff advised the commis-
sion to consider what the benefit would be to citi-
zens if they chose to spend the money.
"You must consider whether it serves a public
purpose," said Petruff. "Is it a community event?
Is it a tradition? Does it bring the city publicity?
Will your businesses benefit by people dining out

meets Thursday, Nov. 1.
Big Brothers-Big Sisters encourages volunteers to
work one on one with teen-agers to provide monitor-
ing and role models. The Rotary meeting will be at 7:30
a.m. at Augie's Restaurant, 5366 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Details are available at 778-4060.

Bread season starting
The season for "early settlers bread" starts
Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society's museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City.
The bread is baked by members of the society
and sold every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
through the season. On Monday, Nov. 5, plans for
the society's year will be outlined at the annual Vol-
unteers Coffee at the museum at 10 a.m.
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"It's a delicate balance for you to decide," she
said. "My concern is that the procedures established
by the city to request funds are not being followed."
Commissioner Don Maloney agreed with
Petruff, that granting the request would set a pre-
cedent for last-minute requests.
Mayor Carol Whitmore and Commissioner
Sandy Haas-Martens both pointed out that the
event is a community function that usually takes
place the same weekend as an art festival and
Christmas parade, which people from all around
Manatee County to attend.
Chairman Roger Lutz moved that the commis-
sion pledge $1,000, but only if Schroder raises the
balance of the funds required.
The commission voted 3-2 in favor of donat-
ing the money. Commissioners Rich Bohnenberger
and Don Maloney gave the dissenting votes based
on the need to follow proper city procedures for
requesting funds.

Library's features in November
Works of art by Woody Candish and Jean Barth
and model engines by Bill Reichart will be on display
in November at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Other items on the library agenda for the month:
Monday, Nov. 5-26, Internet class for beginners,
8:30-10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, Friends Focus on Florida program,
Edna Hausman and Karen Ellsworth of the Ringling
Museum of Art in Sarasota will speak, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6-27, veteran's service officer to
interview clients by appointment at 749-3030, 1-4
Wednesday, Nov. 14, Friends Book Club, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 7 28, Family Storytime, 10:30
Saturday, Nov. 10, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
Details are available at 778-6341.

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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 21, 10010 Gulf Drive, Beach-Style Boutique,
open door. While on patrol, deputies discovered the
door to the boutique unlocked. The owner was con-
tacted and the location secured.
Oct. 22, 300 block of Hardin Avenue, unsecured
premises. Deputies received reports that items were left
in a home that had been vacated. Deputies secured the
Oct. 22, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Healing Grounds, open
.. door. While on patrol, deputies discovered the door to
the store unlocked and left a case card at the location.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 16, 1300 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, suspi-
cious person. While on patrol, police saw a man slumped
over in the driver's seat of a parked car. Upon further in-
vestigation, officers found the man had several concealed
weapons including a handgun, ax and knives.
Oct. 18, 100 block of First Street North, informa-
tion. A man reported a fraudulent charge made to his
credit card.
Oct. 1 8, 100 block of Fifth Street S., battery. A
juvenile reported being struck by a man with a cane
after a group of juveniles stole an election sign from the
man's yard. No charges were filed and the juveniles
were informed that removing and defacing an election
sign is against the law.
Oct. 19, 500 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Restau-
rant, noise complaint. Officers responded to a report of
loud music coming from a pickup truck parked at the
restaurant. According to the report, the driver's license
,was suspended and the tag was not registered to the
,.elicle Both were seized by officers.
Oct. 19, 2400 block of Avenue B, information. A
woman turned over a check for $2,050 to police be-
cause she believed the person who owed her money
wrote her a worthless check. According to the report,
she learned from the bank there were insufficient funds
in the account to cover the check.
Oct. 19, Church Avenue, information. A woman
turned over an answering machine tape with a record-
ing of her mother's boyfriend making a threat against
another woman.
Oct. 20, 100 block of Fifth Street S., battery. Ac-
cording to the report, a man returned home and found

An Island Middle School student is back in
class after being suspended for bringing an "electri-
cal dog-trainer taser" to school.
According to the Holmes Beach police inves-
tigation, one student's mother asked that the taser
be returned to its owner, another student at IMS,
who had left the device at their home over the
Both suspects told police that they knew they
would get in trouble if teachers found out they had
the device at school. They said they "locked" the
device in the owner's school bag, assuming no one
else noticed it.
However, the report states, three other students
found out about the taser and asked to see it. When the
student with the taser refused, the others taunted him.
According to the report, the student with the
taser eventually gave in to peer pressure and agreed
to not only show the other students the device, but

his clothes thrown out on the front porch steps. When
he opened the front door, his girlfriend was waiting
with a handgun pointed at him. Police later determined
that the gun was loaded and ready to fire. The man told
police his girlfriend struck him in the head several
times with the gun. The woman later told police that
she thought her boyfriend was cheating on her but
would never have actually shot him. The woman was
arrested and transported to jail.
Oct. 20, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, information.
An anonymous caller made a 911 call from a pay phone
outside the store reporting a robbery. Upon investiga-
tion, however, police found that everything was secure
at the store.
Oct. 21, 2000 Gulf Drive N., drug arrest. James
Nudd, 30, of Bradenton Beach, was arrested for posses-
sion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a rou-
tine traffic stop for riding a bicycle without lighted
headlights or taillights.

also gave in to their requests to be zapped. The stu-
dent is reported to have given each one a "quick
zap" upon their request, according to a report com-
piled by the Holmes Beach Police Department's
school resource officer Pete Lanning.
It was later reported to the administration of-
fice by a student that another student had the device
at. school.
According to police, the parents of the three
victims waived prosecution, agreeing that the vic-
tims taunted the student with the taser.
Director Jeanne Shell also signed a prosecution
waiver form, according to police, because the student
who brought the taser to school was directed to do so
by his mother in order-to return it to its owner.
Shell told police that after speaking with Mana-
tee County school officials, she felt suspension for
the two students who brought the taser to school
would be punishment enough.

Oct. 21, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft. A
driver left without paying for $10 worth of gas.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 20, 200 block of 64th Street, battery. A neigh-
bor called police after hearing a domestic disturbance
next door. When police arrived they arrested a man
who had struck a woman he accused of cheating on
him. According to police, the woman's dress was torn
and she had a bloody nose.
Oct. 22, 300 block of 56th Street, theft. A woman
reported her bicycle stolen.
Oct. 23, 200 block of 66th Street, theft. A woman
called police after learning her credit card number had
been stolen. According to the report, someone purchased
a new computer, clothing and gas using her card number..
Oct. 24, 300 block of 72nd Street, theft. A woman
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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 31, 2001 0 PAGE 15-A

Full Island sand dune sought for turtles protection

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
What Anna Maria Island needs is a sand dune that
buffers turtles from street lights, plus a new form of
lighting if it is as good as it appears.
Those are conclusions of Suzi Fox after a study of
the new lighting at Boca Raton. She holds the state
permit for marine turtle preservation for Anna Maria
The road-level lighting system is the first of its
kind in the United States, developed with a $490,000
grant from the Florida Department of Transportation.
It had its inaugural test at Boca during the just-ended
turtle-nesting season.
It apparently is a success, said Fox, "likely the best
thing that's been tried." DOT and biologists from the
University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University and
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center want to watch it through
another sea turtle season before reaching a verdict.
The lights are embedded in the roadway between
lanes and along the sides, too low for turtles to see from
the beach. Fox said. No turtle disorientation were re-
corded along the mile-and-a-half of beach where the
lights were installed this year along the beachfront U.S.
Highway A-1A.
Turtles hatch at night and rely on the sparkle of the
sea surface, lighter than the land, to lead them to safety.
Artificial lights often mislead them upland to their de-
Fox and the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch have
worked for years to cut down on lights visible from the
beach, and residents and businesses have been increas-
ingly cooperative, she said. Still, street lights, even
though somewhat shielded from the beach, are a ma-
jor fatal attraction to hatchlings.
Boca Raton, though, has a solid dune between the
beach and the road, said Fox, and that's what Anna
Maria Island needs, along with the new lights.
"There is a certain amount of dune in Bradenton
Beach, where Gulf Drive runs along the shore," she
said. "But there are big gaps, and they need filling."
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"Maybe we should get it after renourishment," Fox
said. "We'd best work through the city of Bradenton
Beach, and I'd be happy to help in getting grants for it."
Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County ecosystems
manager and coordinator for the renourishment project,
said there will be lengths of vegetation added after the
sand is pumped ashore, which are funded, but not
lancscaped berms or dunes.
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lack thereof, of the dunes placed after the 1992 beach
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Art, Peace, Riely Conarroe visit IMS

Friday, Oct. 5, teacher Mary Mazza invited
Riley Conarroe to the Island Middle School to
talk about his program, "Students' Art for Peace."
Conarroe came up with Students' Art for
Peace four years ago. He said he wants to bring
about more peace in our homes, schools and
communities, and in countries around the world.
Students at IMS are making peace pictures to
send to students in Japan, Denmark and Portugal.
After the overseas students receive the pictures,
they will send their peace pictures to IMS stu-
Conarroe told the students that art is a univer-
sal language and every picture tells a story.
"I want mine to say 'peace, love and happi-
ness, to whomever receives it,'" said Jeremy
Bowling. C.J. Wickersham also wants his picture
to say "peace" and another student wants to say
"hi" to the Japanese students.
Conarroe, who is an artist himself, said, "To-
gether we can move towards peace."

Pens, Pencils, Paper -

Oh My! IMS store opens

Students at the Island Middle School start
the day prepared for learning. The school store
supplies pens, pencils, paper, snacks and more.
The school store is run by Ron Henkel's life
skills class. The staff of the school store changes
every quarter. Officers are chosen by a majority
vote and they can serve two terms.
The incoming officers are Joey Webb,
president; Jason Gray, vice president; lan Beck,
secretary; and Andrew Royals, treasurer.
The students opened the store to raise money
for the school and to have a place to buy sup-
plies. The store is also part of the school cur-

riculum to teach students how to start, run and
control a business.
Henkle said, "I started this to help with their
math skills and to teach them to cooperate with
each other."
According to Winn Haslam, who was the
previous treasurer, the store has earned $94.35 net
profit. Some of the money earned is used to
restock the inventory from the Family Dollar
The school store is open from 9:10 to 9:30
a.m. in the cafeteria every day except Wednesday,
the day they take inventory.

Student graphics for Art for Peace.


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I feel sad and angry
The world you and I live in is supposed to be a
peaceful place. The world is like the sun shining above
me. Peace is the love God shares with each and every-
one. I never would have thought about something like
this happening in all of my years of being on earth. The
attack has brought lots of people to their last breath, to
their last look at earth, and the last to see what there is
to see. Death, fear, and danger are what I never want to
face. The women and men that have risked their lives to
save people should be rewarded. Gratefully shall all pray
for people in the great tragedy and we all know they're
all in a better place.
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Elementary school students learn about government

The Florida League of Cities teamed up with area
schools for City Government Week, a free city-school
partnership program that included Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria Elementary School.
This year's theme was "My City: I'm Part of It -
I'm Proud of It!"
The league sent packets of information to schools
with suggestions for teachers on involving students in
learning about local government.
Some of the activities suggested included inviting
guest speakers, working with a local heritage group or
participating in a beautification project.
Joan Sackett's fourth-grade class at AME was an
active participant in city government week.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore visited
Sackett's classroom and appeared on the Thursday
morning video show with Principal Tim Kolbe.
After the visit from the mayor, students met
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney at Holmes
Beach City Hall for a tour of the facilities and an intro-
duction to the work that takes place there.
To'finish off the day, students visited the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society Museum, where they went on an
"historical" scavenger hunt through the museum.

Holmes Beach fun facts
Students from Anna Maria Elementary School
took home "fun facts" about Holmes Beach after
their tour of city hall.
The following facts were compiled by city staff:
The City of Holmes Beach was incorporated
March 13, 1950.
In 1950 the commission was referred to as the
Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen held
its meetings at the home of the mayor, and in his ab-
sence the meetings would be held in the home of the
city clerk.
The first ordinance passed by the board was
to collect a tax for the sale of cigarettes.
The current commission is a strong-mayor form
of government with five at-large commissioners.
In addition to these fun facts, students also
brought home handouts about bike safety and drug
resistance education.

Public works
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students on a tour
of city hall and
explained what
staff members do
to keep the city
running. Islander
Photos: Diana

City safety
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Patriotic chorus
Anna Maria Elementary School music teacher
Marilyn Bramnning chose 30 fourth-grade students to
perform a medley of songs, including the national
anthem, "This Land is Your Land, and "It's a
Grand QI' Flag. "for the Key Royale Women's
Association's fall program. Branning said it was a
tough choice, but she picked 10 students from each
of the three fourth-grade classes based on the hard
work they've done in music this year. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan.

Anna Maria Elementary School was put on a
weather alert Wednesday, Oct. 24, after parents called
to notify school officials of a tornado warning. '
The National Weather Service in Ruskin is-
sued a tornado warning for western Manatee
County, and reported at 8:10 a.m. that a tornado
was spotted one mile west of Anna Maria Island

Desert wind
Allyson Titsworth tries to cover a marble with sand
by blowing through a straw during "Desert Day. "
Second-graders at Anna Maria Elementary School
dressed for a day of desert activities, which included
relay races, orienteering and preparing a helping of
"desert-dirt dessert." Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.

moving at east at 10 mph. A waterspout was
also reported one mile west of Holmes Beach.
School secretary Candi Schields said the
school lost power when an electrical panel blew
out, but thanks to the parents who called, students
were kept safe inside their classrooms until the
storm passed.

Anna Maria Elementary
School menu
Monday, Nov. 5
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and Roll or
Yogurt with Muffin, Peas and Carrots, Chilled Peaches
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Breakfast: Breakfast Pockets, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Grilled Cheese or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Fresh Baby Carrots with Ranch Dressing
Dip, Fresh Tropical Banana
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Yogurt,
Lunch: Baked Chicken or Breaded Pork, Roll,
Seasoned Green Beans, Chilled Pineapple Tidbits
Thursday, Nov. 8
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Tacos with Sauce or Savory Chicken Wings
with Roll, Sweet Corn Niblets, Fresh Fruit
Friday, Nov. 9
Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Junior Cuban Sandwich or Cheese Pizza,
Tossed Green Salad with Ranch Dressing, Chilled
Applesauce Berry Cup
Juice and milk are served with every meal.

Island Middle School menu
Monday, Nov. 5
Lunch: Barbecue Rib Sandwich or Chicken Wings,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Steamed Rice, Fresh
Baby Carrots with Ranch Dressing Dip, Fruit
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Grilled Corndog, Chef
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Wednesday, Nov. 7
Lunch: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce with Roll, or
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Thursday, Nov. 8
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and
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Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Friday, Nov. 9
Lunch: Hamburger and Fries or Chicken Wings, Chef
Salad with Dressing, Seasoned Green Beans, Fruit
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Maybe that's not true. Not having frequented The
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It has the old-money scent of the past in an elegant,
chic, swank manner that can best be described as ritzy.
Champagne and caviar are calling for you as you walk
through the portals.
Putting on the Ritz, Suzi Fox, Anna Maria's own
"Turtle Woman," and myself pulled up to The Break-
ers following a short shopping tour of the ritzy stores
along Worth Avenue for a libation.
We evidently didn't fit the usual mold for the old-
world establishment, and were directed to the Sea Grill,
a beachfront dining and drinking spot on one wing of
the building far from the front door, although we
passed through an elegantly decorated long hallway
and several ballrooms filled with happily celebrating
wedding guests to get there.
The Sea Grill was evidently, once upon a fairy tale,
a long verandah with a beautiful series of peaked wood
ceilings and a grand view of the Atlantic Ocean.
We sat at a long bar facing that view and looked
into the plexi-aquarium bar top filled with a variety of
zippy tropical fishes of bright colors, all swirling un-
der our fingertips.
The young, gentleman bartender (what college are
you attending?) was just as zippy, offering his concoc-
tion du jour, a Greygoose martini drizzled with
Chambord liquor.
He poured no less than four shots in the shaker, and
woe, Suzi couldn't finish it. My flute of champagne
was a little easier to swill down.
Then we strolled around the facilities. We found
the old-world, old-wood, old-money bar on the oppo-
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A vertical chess board lured us in. Taller than me,
it had big playing pieces sitting within glass cubes that
created the 6-by-6-foot chess board, allowing patrons
to view the match from nearly every vantage point in
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Big cushy chairs and groupings of soft club chairs
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spite of its football field size. A party room across the
bar called to us as well. A five-tier wedding cake was
rivaled only by flower arrangements on each table,
actually balls of flowers two feet in diameter atop a
three-foot-tall stem, in the elegant setting as black-tie
attired, white-gloved waiters lounged in anticipation of
the guests' arrival.
As we peeked, we caught a glimpse of the bride
and the wedding party heading upstairs to what was
obviously a private room above us for some mysteri-
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It's still a very grand place, The Breakers, but I
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several of the carnival-like performers and cocktail
service bars (complete with fast blenders and faster
service, of course) has contributed to the changes.
I estimated the crowd to be humungous.
Thankfully, there was one old favorite performer
still on the top of his game, Will the tight-rope-walk-
ing juggler. Still the same show, and still so good at his
craft that he manages to make you want to give him
money when it's over "to support the kids and wife."
Sloppy Joe's has changed, too. More commercial.
More advantageous of the hordes of dollar spenders
clamoring for a visit to the famous watering hole.
A huge bar room that used to have loosely spaced
table seating around a huge oval bar and a great jukebox
of old oldies, is crowded now with smaller bars situated
around the outside walls and tables, chairs and customers
crowded in between. Live entertainment is nonstop.
I can honestly say we didn't frequent any place in
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the historic turtle kraals (now a restaurant/bar), where
the 1930s pin-up girl trademark logo still beckons cus-
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The cracked conch sandwich was as tasty as I remem-
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where the shrimpers used to dock alongside the Raw
Bar. where a resident juvenile loggerhead awaited re-
lease from a small rehab tank. Trinkets and pamphlets
were intermingled with "shocking" old photos from an
era of active turtle harvesting and educational exhibits.
I dined (bravely. I might add) one morning on a
slice of banana bread amid chickens, chicks and roost-
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Heaven while my travel companions, again Suzi Fox
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Soccer intensity: LaPensee, Island Spirit stillefeated

With just over a week of play remaining in the
Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer league,
it doesn't seem likely there will be any late charges to
the title in Divisions I, II, and III.
LaPensee Plumbing has yet to lose a game in compil-
ing an 8-0-1 record, while Division II leader Mr. Bones
boasts a 5-1 record. With two games to make up, Mr.
Bones could still face a challenge for first place from Air
& Energy, but they're in control of their own destiny.
Meanwhile, the Anna Maria Island Spirit are the class of
Division III, also sporting an undefeated record.
Regular-season play ends on Nov. 9 and the All-
Star game will be played on Nov. 12. The end-of-sea-
son awards ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14.
In action from last week, Island Real Estate took
a 5-1 decision over Palm Tree Villas in Division II play
on Oct. 22. The second game of the night saw
LaPensee take a 12-4 win over West Coast Refrigera-
tion in Division I. Tuesday saw Division III Air
America nip Jessie's Island Store by a 4-3 score, while
Mr. Bones padded their Division II lead over Air &
Energy with a 5-2 victory. Oden-Hardy Construction
celebrated a 5-3 victory over Galati Marine to open
Thursday's action. Mr. Repair It Man followed with a
10-1 win over Island Pest Control. Anna Maria Spirit
and Jessie's Island Store battled to a 4-4 tie in the open-
ing game on Friday, while Air & Energy defeated Palm
Tree Villas in Division II action.

Phillips and Bryant lead Mr. Bones victory
Monday, Oct. 29, featured a Division II contest
between Palm Tree Villas and league-leading Mr.
Bones. The second game had Island Pest Control tak-
ing on West Coast Refrigeration in Division I.
Brad Bryant and Alex Phillips teamed up to lead
Mr. Bones to an exciting 12-7 victory over Palm Tree
Villas. It appeared anything but, exciting early on as
Bryant and Phillips put on a clinic as. Mr. Bones
outscored Palm Tree Villas 8-2 in the opening half.
Bryant tallied five goals and assisted on each of
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Division I (12-14 years old)
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Nov. 5 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Island Pest Control
Nov. 8 West Coast Refrigeration vs. Mr. Repair It Man

Nov. 2
Nov. 5
Nov. 6
Nov. 9

11 (10-11 years old)
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6 p.m. Palm Tree Villas vs. Air & Energy
7:30 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Air & Energy
7:30 p.m. Palm Tree Villas vs.
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Division III (8-9 years old)
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Nov. 2 A.M. Island Spirit vs. Oden-Hardy Construction
Nov. 6 Air America vs. A.M. Island Spirit
Nov. 8 Jessie's Island Store vs. Galati Marine
Nov. 9 Air America vs. Oden-Hardy Construction
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 31, 2001 0 PAGE 9-B

Dolphin football season ends on 18.6 Jaguar loss

The Anna Maria Island Dolphins inaugural foot-
ball season came to an end with an 18-6 loss to the Jag-
uars in the first round of the playoffs. The fact that the
first-year Dolphins even qualified for the playoffs is an
amazing feat in and of itself, but once there the Island
boys wanted to win and advance through the playoffs
to the PAL Superbowl.
Dolphin coaches Tom Moore, Brad Lisk, Andy
Price and Scott Steenstra are to be commended along
with all of the players for all of their hard work
throughout the season. The tremendous improvement
shown between the first time the boys laced up the pads
and their last game is something to make us all proud.
The Dolphins finished their first season with a 5-4
regular-season record, good for third place in the AFC
The game against the Jaguars didn't start the way
the Dolphins had hoped. J.C. Sanders returned the
opening kickoff 43 yards to the Dolphin 35 yard line.
From there, the Jaguars marched right through the
Dolphins defense behind the running of Adrian
Jenkins, a player the Dolphins knew they would have
to stop. The Fins moved Steve Faasse to middle line-
backer, hoping he could slow Jenkins down before he
got a head of steam up, but the move didn't have the
effect they hoped for.
The Dolphins received the kickoff and tried to run
Sam Lott, but the Jaguar defense was keying on hi'm
and stopped him three times for virtually no gain. On
fourth down and almost 10 yards, Lowman dropped
back to pass and found Lott over the middle for a first
Lott then got the call on the ground and ripped off
runs of six and five yards. Lowman called his own
number and gained two yards. A handoff to Lott gained
13 yards and gave the Fins their third first down on the
drive. Jarrod McKenzie gained one yard on a dive play
before Lowman dropped back to pass, but William
Griffin broke through to sack Lowman for a loss of five
yards, putting the Fins in a third-and-long situation. An
incomplete pass and a run by Lott that resulted in a loss
of five yards gave the ball back to the Jaguars.
A two-yard pass completion from Sanders to
Joshua Mitchell was followed by a false-start penalty.
Jenkins then gained eight yards, putting them in a
fourth-and-five situation. The Jaguars again called
Jenkins' number and he responded by breaking several
tackles inside before breaking it outside where he out-
ran the Dolphin defense for a 70-yard touchdown run.
On the Dolphins' next possession, they tried a fly
pattern to Connor Bystrom on first down that was just
out of reach before running Lott for one yard. Lowman
then connected with Bystrom over the middle for 18
yards, but a false-start penalty and a sack of Lowman
ended that drive.
The Jaguars took over on downs and tried to get a
quick score before the half ended, but Lott stepped up
to intercept a pass from Sanders intended for Mitchell
and returned it 48 yards as the half came to a close.
The Dolphins received the second-half kickoff and
returned it to their own 30, where they ran Lowman for
eight yards on first down, followed by a slot counter
run by Lott good for 15 yards. Lowman passed to Lott
in the flat for nine yards before the wheels came off.
Lott lost yardage on consecutive plays, putting the
Fins in a fourth-and-long situation. Lowman attempted
a pass to Bystrom but he couldn't hold onto it, turning
the ball over to the Jaguars on downs.
The Dolphins defense stiffened on the Jags' next
possession as Tanner Pelkey and Eric Whitley teamed
up to stuff Jenkins on fourth down with two yards to go
to give the Dolphins the ball.
A five-yard run by McKenzie was followed by a
holding penalty. Lowman gained two yards before at-
tempting a pass to Bystrom. Lowman's pass -just out
of Bystrom's reach was intercepted by J.C. Sanders
and returned 40 yards, putting the Jaguars in good field
position. The Jaguars ran Jenkins off tackle for no gain
before a false start penalty backed them up five yards.
Jenkins again got the call and he responded with a 40-
yard touchdown run to effectively put the game out of
Undaunted, the Dolphins came out determined to
get back into the game. Lowman's pass on first down
was knocked down by Tracy Sanders before the Fins
broke out a trick play. Lowman pitched the ball to Lott
on what looked like a sweep to the left. Lott pulled up

Greg Lowman.

Zach Schield and Steve Faasse wrap up Jaguar runner Reshard Simmons during the Dolphins
loss to the Jaguars.

and threw the ball to Lowman, who was behind the
defense, for a 30-yard gain. A personal foul penalty
advanced the ball down to the I 1-yard line where Lott
ran it in after a pair of incomplete passes to account for
the final score of 1 8-6.
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carries, including a touchdown, an interception, and one
pass completion of 30 yards. Lott was on the receiving end
on two passes good for 19 yards. Bystrom caught one pass
for 18 yards and McKenzie rushed two times for seven
yards. Lowman rushed four times for 12 yards and com-
pleted three passes good for 37 yards.

PAGE 10-B M OCT. 31, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER

Changes afoot this week in wildlife management

Wildlife managers will meet later this week in Key
Largo to decide or recommend changing a whole slew
of regulations pertaining to Florida critters.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission will discuss and recommend whether or not
manatees West Indian manatee is the formal name
- should be reclassified from "endangered" to "threat-
ened," a weakening in category that proponents say
reflects the increase in sea cow population.
If the FWC OKs the change, the issue goes to sci-
entists for what will amount to a two-year review be-
fore any final action is taken.
The change is being promoted by recreational fish-
ing groups in the state, the same bunch of folks who
drove through the constitutional change in 1995 ban-
ning gill net fishing in Florida waters.
Manatee census figures in the past few years have
indicated the marine mammals have increased in num-
bers, recreational fishers argue, and the classification
should be changed since the critters aren't all that "en-
dangered" anymore.
A few years ago I got talking with a state guy who
was in charge of manatee counts. He said that conduct-
ing a census on manatees isn't like ringing a doorbell
and counting noses in a household. Teams of counters
are flown over the state's coastal.waters, and they count
the "logs in the water" that they figure are manatees.
If the water is murky, the census takers could miss
entire pods, he said. Ditto if the sun in bright and reflects
off the water. He said some people are better spotters than
others, too, all of which can skew the count.
His bottom line was that you can't take just one
year's count of manatees and project that there is a
sudden population increase: you need to average years
and years of census figures to come up with an accu-
rate estimate.
You gotta love that "accurate estimate" phrase,
I cranked up some manatee population figures
from 1991 to 2001 from the Florida Marine Research
Institute, a part of the FWC. The numbers were pretty
interesting. Taking the average of readings from both
coasts of Florida, populations do indeed seem to have
increased: about 1,300 in 1991 versus 3,276 in 2001.
But the discrepancies in the readings are astound-
ing. For example, as I read the chart, the first count over
a one-day period in mid-January 2000 was 1,630; about
a week later the count was 2,223. If you go with the
first number, manatees in Florida have just barely in-
creased in a decade. Then look at the count in January
2001, and the sea cow population has almost doubled?
In a year?
My prediction is that the FWC will give the go-
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Snook changes proposed, too
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Mexico from the current two to one per day. Also pro-
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Rules now in effect call for two fish per person, per
day. Snook must be within a 26- to 34-inch slot size,
and the season is closed Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and
for the months of June, July and August.

... and diver feeding frenzy may end, too
Another controversial issue the FWC will address
is "divers feeding marine life" specifically, sharks.
Dive boats in the Panhandle and on Florida's East
Coast bring a bunch of divers out in the Gulf or Atlan-
tic, get them settled on the bottom, then uncover a
block of frozen chum. Sharks show up to eat-the bloody
chum, get into a feeding frenzy and put on a show for
the spectators.
In light of all the shark attacks in the past year or
so, arguments have been made that the shark feeding
is training sharks into thinking that people are associ-
ated with food. See a human, expect to get fed and
sometimes the people are the chum, feeding ban pro-
ponents argue.
Dive shop owners say that's ridiculous and the ban
would adversely impact their businesses.
There is no such shark feeding that I could locate
on Florida's Southwest Coast, so it's probably a moot
point for us but promises to make for some lively de-
I'll give you an update on the manatee, snook and
shark feeding news next week.

You can fight city hall
Warning to developers: do not read this section of
"Sandscript" if you are faint of heart.
An appellate court in Martin County has ruled that
a $3.3 million luxury-apartment complex was built in
violation of county comprehensive land-use plans and
has ordered it torn down, according to the St. Peters-
burg Times.
Karen Shidel and her husband, Paul, filed the suit
against developer Pinecrest Lakes Inc. The Shidels had
bought their one-acre lot more than 20 years ago and
built a home there. Pinecrest Lakes applied for and
eventually received permission from the Martin County
Commission to build a 136-unit apartment complex on
property adjacent to the Shidels' backyard.
A circuit court judge heard the case in 1999 and called
the 40 two-story buildings "imposing and overbearing."
Key issues in the case included comp plan policies that
called for a gradual stepping down of densities between
multi-family and single-family homes, plus the issue of
compatibility of development in an area.
The developers also built the project before the

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challenge process was over, knowing that destruction
could be an option if legal decisions didn't go their
And that was what the judge ordered: tear the
apartments down. The appeal echoed the circuit court
judge: tear the apartments down.
The matter is now on its way to the Florida Su-
preme Court. The case is a big deal, both from a citi-
zen and developer point of view, because the decision
will highlight whether comprehensive plans are worth
anything or not.
One land-use planning expert said the demolition
issue is crucial. If monetary damages were the ruling
instead of destruction, it would send the message that
developers can simply buy their way out of any prob-
lems, something that we've seen more and more of
with environmental issues. It's a type of "Hey, let's just
rip out mangroves, pay a paltry fine, and build anything
we want on the land" philosophy.
The case has been costly for the Shidels, both
monetarily and emotionally. They've been the target of
pressure from the community to cave it, but have held
their ground.
"You do the right things for the right reasons in
life," said Karen Shidel. "There are very few things you
fight for. The things you do fight for are your home,
your family, your friends. This is one of those things."
Makes you think of Perico Island, doesn't it?

Sandscript factoid
True or false: "When children wander away from
their parents while on a beach, they almost always go
in a direction that puts the sun at their back."
That quote from Randy Wayne White's book "The
Mangrove Coast" is definitely true, according to Mana-
tee County's top lifeguard, Jay Moyles.
"We've also found that kids go in the same direc-
tion as the wind," he added.
Parents, take note.


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games in Anna Maria while Carol Watson watches.
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Wind keeps most in, but flounder, kings still hitting

By Capt. Mike Heistand
High winds and cold weather slowed the usually
good fishing action of this time of year last week. For
those able to get out in the Gulf, the kingfish run has
begun with reports of lots of fish in the 15-pound range.
Backwater action continues to feature flounder,
redfish, snook and trout.
Pompano are starting to hit with some regularity,
and there are a few reports of bluefish in the passes.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said his Gulf anglers
are bringing back gag grouper to 16 pounds, snapper to
4 pounds, Spanish mackerel to 5 pounds and kingfish
to 15 pounds. The best action is in about 65 feet of
water, with shiners and pinfish producing the best
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said his backwater fishing trips are producing
a mixed bag: snook, reds, trout, flounder, pompano and
some bluefish in Longboat Pass. Near the beaches,
Capt. Zach said Spanish mackerel are still hot.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said high
winds have made it tough for offshore trips, but back-
water fishers are doing well with pompano, mackerel,
flounder and redfish. Bill advises haunting the docks in
the bay for some good fish.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he got in one backwater trip before the
weather turned worse, bringing back keeper snook and
a few reds.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said snook
fishing had just gotten to the "good" stage when the
front blasted through and kept fishers off the water. He
predicts things will pick up when the wind dies off later
this week.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
Terra Ceia Bay is producing lots of big flounder, and
anglers are brining in some nice-size snook and black
drum around the docks in the Manatee River.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said pre-wind the fishing for mackerel,
redfish and some big snook was good. Post-wind: not
Calt.Jonnie Walker in Sarasota said he's getting
his charters onto some nice-sized pompano and a few
big flounder. .
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
flounder, trout, redfish and sheepshead are all being
reported as best bets. One fisher came in with a report
of catching nine flounder in the .20-inch-long range.

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Retired firefighter John Stevens caught this kingfish while fishing with Captain Crunch charters.

Redfish are still thick near the pier at the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach, he added.
Cliff at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishing is
good at the popular Tampa Bay pier, with anglers
catching good-sized snook at night, black drum, a pair
of cobia and sheepshead, plus redfish and mackerel.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road will begin his own radio show on WWPR 1490-
AM from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. beginning Saturday,
Nov. 10. "On the Water with Capt. Thom Smith" will
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On my boat Magic, we have been socked in with
the wind, but were doing well with flounder, reds and
snook before the weather turned.
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U.S. MINT SEALED BAGS of 100 Anthony dollars.
1979 and 1980 Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco.
$125 per bag. 792-4274.
FUTON SOFA BED: ALL OAK, honey finish, no metal,
mission frame with recline. Nine-layer foam mattress,
still in box. Cost $525, sell $325. Can deliver. 761-2344.

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE for psychotherapist.
Great location, reasonable rent. For more information,
call 953-8515.
DONATIONS NEEDED: Island Middle School garage
sale (receipts available). Proceeds to school. Pick-up
available. Call Kim 778-0632, or Justin 794-8474.

GARAGE SALE: Microwaves, refrigerators, gas
stove, vanity unit, bar stools, pine chest of drawers,
rugs. 9am-noon, Saturday, Nov. 3. 110 Oak Ave.,
Anna Maria, 778-1503.
YARD SALE: Furniture and appliances. 9am-1pm,
Saturday, Nov. 3. 3109 Avenue F, Holmes Beach.
Turn on 31st Street.
GARAGE SALE: Piano, couches, high-chair, car-
seat, clothes, crib, toys. Saturday and Sunday, Nov.
3-4, 8am-2pm. 308 #B 63rd St., Holmes Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Wednesday,
9am-11am, donations only. Always sales racks. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

ANIMAL LOVER? Foster, adopt or help transport
dachshunds for coast-to-coast dachshund rescue. Call
Shona at 941-761-2642 for information., www.c2cdr.org.
FREE SHIH-TZU to a good home. Loving, 5 year old
male dog needs T.L.C. Owner's roommate has aller-
gies. (727) 570-2280.
THREE FREE KITTENS: One male, two females, vet
tested with shots. About 8 weeks old. Adorable,
smart. 778-7980.
1992 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, 66,000 miles, $5,500.
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Freshly painted and beauiriFully landscaped. Double
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PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Captain
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes to
Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain John's
Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting, rentals.

ISLAND SITTERS. We sit animals for $3/hour and kids for
$5/hour. Please call Sarah 778-7622, or Merrily 778-0361.

estate company. Must be licensed and willing to have
fun. Fax resume to 779-0308.

New Rentals for Season:
$1,300 to $3,100 per month.
Annual Rentals: 1 and 2BR,
$700 to $850 per month.

MIS Serving the Island since 1970!

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201 North Harbor Drive.. .. .. $899,000
615 Ivanhoe Lane ......................... NEW $729,000
407 N. 20th Place.......................... NEW $639,000
619 Ivanhoe Lane ......................... NEW $629,000
722 Key Royale Drive ............................$569,000
122 Hammock Rd .................................... 405,000
Bradenton Beach Club ...................from $500,000
210 67th St........................ REDUCED! $399.000
203 North Harbor.................................. $439,000
Beachwalk Townhomes New Project .... from $434,900
411 Spring Ave ................................ NEW $380,000
2903 Gulf Drive.................................. NEW $369,000
308 57th Street ...................................... $369,000
4002 6th Ave. .................... ..................$389,000
501 70 Street ............................... NEW $329,000
6500 Flotilla Dr. #106................... NEW $319,000
710 North Shore lot..............................$.. 299,000
212 75th St................................... NEW $285,000
107B 73 Street............................... NEW $239,000
207 E. 71 Street........................... NEW $199,900
100 7th St. South........................... NEW $625,000
308 57th St...................... ...................$.. 369,000
104 7th St. South........................... NEW $349,000
106 7th St............................................ $849,000
104 23rd Street North ...........................$599,999
2418 90th St. NW ...............................$3,495,000
7419 8th Ave. NW ................................... 229,900

HELP WANTED: part-time, two to three nights per
week, 2-11:30pm. Apply at Jessie's Island Store, 5424
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FULL-TIME PREP and line cook wanted with people/cus-
tomer skills for open kitchen. Maitre d'/server with fine din-
ing experience. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

CERTIFIED PEST CONTROL operator for local land-
scape maintenance company. Fax resume to 383-

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call 778-0492.

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This spacious 3BR/2BA, "diamond in the rough" offers
a fabulous location on a deep, seawalled canal with
boat dock and a bright southerly exposure! Features
include a wonderful waterside family room with beamed.
vaulted ceilings and a cozy wood-burning fireplace.
There is also a sunny Florida room and a preferred split
bedroom design. Amenities include ceramic tiled floors
in the living and Florida rooms, barrel-tiled roof,
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way with additional guest parking. Potential unlimited for
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

COMPUTER TRAINING: Microsoft-certified systems
engineer available to assist with in-home computer
training. Basic to advanced training for software,
Internet, e-mail, digital photography. Installing software
programs, hardware. Call 778-9436, or cell 704-7662.

HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home. Choose
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misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
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erences. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.

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

TODD LASOTA TILE and handyman service. Tile
work, painting, some electrical, appliance repair, auto-
motive, maintenance, odd jobs, miscellaneous repairs.
Call 383-5623.
WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife Service. Call us for
problems with raccoons, snakes, possums or any nui-
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Call Monica at 704-4075.

CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Local li-
cense, insured. Chris' Window Cleaning, 725-0399.

maintenance, including tree work, clean-ups, landscap-
ing. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Call Mid-
west Mowing at 779-0939.
HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, reliable, flexible
hours. References available. Call Cindy Mora, day or
evening; 792-8327 or 321-6191.
washed shell. Topsoil, landscaping service. We install
shell driveways. Serving Sarasota and keys since 1978.
Fully licensed and insured. 753-2954.
ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured. Pro-
fessional, experienced maids. Free estimates, gift certifi-
cates available. Call now; 727-9337 or 72-SWEEP.
SHIRTS TO SHEETS IRONED. Serving the Island for
15 years. Smoke-free environment. Pick-up and deliv-
ery. Call Pressed for Time, 778-4192.

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tial and condos. Free estimates. Experienced, affordable,
dependable and honest. Local references. 545-5510.

ing to your every need. Holidays, special occasions,
private dinners, packages. Gift certificates available.
778-4532. www.two-chefs-catering.com.

NEED A HOUSE SITTER? Worried about leaving your
house, pets, yard? Reliable mature adult, Island resi-
dent. Honest, trustworthy. 778-6172.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, clean-ups, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape.
Island resident. Excellent references. 778-5294.
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

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3BR/2BA ISLAND HOME. Turnkey furnished
with a dock. All for only $285,000. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.

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KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA
canal home with boat dock, new ceramic tile and
carpet steps to golf course. This one won't last
long at $469,900. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800.

toric beach cottage. 2BR/1 BA turnkey furnished
with deeded boat dock. $279,900. Call Jane
Grossman at 778-4800 or 778-4451.

block to the beach. Wonderfully updated, would
make a great "Bed and Breakfast". $759,000. Call
Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800.

2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217



Jon Kent. longtime Island resident and owner of Fat Cat Carpet &
V F l, \ Furniture Cleaning, has joined Island Real Estate as a Rcaltor. Jon has
S been a Florida licensed real estate ageni since I 986 and rings with him
~, -.. an extensive knowledge ol Island homes. "I've kept ahreaast ol our real
estate market all these years just waiting lor the right lime to make a
cl careerr chance. W ell. this is it!"
Trusted for years ...
"Peoplc have I rusted me with the care oltI heir carpet and furnishings or I ()years. Now,
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estate services in the sale o their property."
As most o lyou know, Jon's company. Fat Cat Carpet & Furllnilure Cleaning has been
refreshing carpets and furniture on the island since 1992. "We'll still he here to serve our
cuLstomers. Nathan has been with us for more than two years and will he taking on more
responsibility so I can concentrate full time on helping real estate sellers gel the most
money for their property.'
Before you make your final decision, give Jon a call at 778-6066. Ask lor his free
report "How to.Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home." It is free and
could help you save a lot of $$$.

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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
v We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Established in 1983

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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irri-
gation and pest control service. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775.

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
tractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and in-
sured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC
35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free esti-
mates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow 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.
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.

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, 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.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

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

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
* Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
* shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch avail-
* able. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner and
* operator, 729-0619.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free
estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Cover-
ings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free estimates.
Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.
MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new homes,
commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-0014004.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $350/week. Fall and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.

ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulf front 2BR/'
2BA. Great fall rates! August-December 2001. Ask
about our Fall 2001 and May 2002 Golf Special. Frank
(716) 454-7434.

STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1 BA with washer/dryer,
screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not included.
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX with large screened lanai in Anna
Maria. Annual lease required, no pets. First, last and
security. 792-8817 leave message.

ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1 BA directly on Gulf in Bradenton
Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security required with
contract. 792-2779.
ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially 3BR/
2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.
AUTUMN SPECIAL 1 BR/2BA, furnished, clean, steps
from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets welcome. $298/
week; $998/month, plus tax. Call 778-1098.
furnished home, garage, laundry, dock, many extras.
Available monthly/weekly. Open now through Dec. 31.
Call for cost and details, (813) 286-9814.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey, beau-
tiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking. Priced
from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-5980.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 1BR and 2BR units available.
Prices range $625 to $850/month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307.
PRISTINE UPSCALE beach rental. Available Novem-
ber through April. 3BR/2.5BA, sleeps eight maximum.
Steps to beach, many extras. Non-smoking, no pets.
A piece of paradise you will never forget. $1,000/week
or $3,000/month. (813) 417-7744, (813) 787-7734, or
(813) 875-7744.
2BR CANAL HOME, 68 Street, Holmes Beach. Solar-
heated screened pool, big room by canal, walk-in
shower, washer/dryer, etc. Very clean and nice. Avail-
able January through April. Two-to three-month rental
possible. $2,600/month. (813) 645-0577.
two-car garage, pool. $2,500/month. Everything in-
cluded. 729-0440.
BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/2BA. Close to Rod and Reel
Pier. Available October through December. 778-7253.
CANALFRONT HOME, beautifully furnished. 3BR/
2BA. Available now though January 2002, and again
April-December 2002. $1,750/month, plus utilities and
tax. Located at 524 75th St., Holmes Beach. Days call
920-1558, or after 5pm 485-1373.
HOLMES BEACH vacation or annual rental. One block
to beach. 3BR/2.5BA, family and living rooms,
screened lanai, sleeps ten guests. Furnished or unfur-
nished. 778-7979.
ANNA MARIA GULFVIEW apartment second floor,
2BR/1 BA, central air conditioning and heat. Available
December through April. Seasonal rental, three to four
months preferred. 794-6933.
STEPS TO BEACH. 3BR/2BA home, two-car ga-
rage, fully furnished, washer/dryer, quiet neighbor-
hood, small pet considered, non-smoking. Pictures
available. (813) 684-2644.

UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA units on west side of Gulf
Drive. Near beach and both attractive. Choice of Anna
Maria or Holmes Beach location. $700/month and
$725/month, includes water. No pets, first, last, secu-
rity. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Large screened lanai, carport,
washer/dryer hookup. 404 79th St.; Holmes Beach.
$900/month, plus utilities. First, last, security. 794-
9990, or (703) 691-2526.
200 S. HARBOR DRIVE: 1BR/1BA, ground-level
apartment in four-unit complex. Water view. Only $650/
month. Call A Paradise Realty, 778-4800.
SEASONAL HOMES near beach. 2BR/1 BA, $900/
month; 2BR/2BA, $1,600/month. Discounts available,
(941) 721-4078, cell (941) 730-4078.


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BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL 3BR/2BA home, one block
from north Bean Point Beach. Off-season discounted
rate $500/week. 779 Jacaranda Rd., Anna Maria. Call
owner, 761-9808.
PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, ground-floor triplex, fully fur-
nished, new ceramic tile. 1 BR and 2BR. Very nice,
quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf. Seasonal or
possible annual. Non-smoking, no pets. 778-7107.
washer/dryer. One professional person only. Refer-
ences. Available Nov. 1. 778-4192.
BEACH HOUSE: Annual 2BR apartment across from
beach. Available now, $850/month. 104 Seventh St.
S., Bradenton Beach. Call Russell, 378-4530 eve-
nings, or 954-1718 days.
nished. $700/month. First, last, security. 778-3523.
borhood. Steps to bay, beach and shopping. No pets.
First, last, security. $775/month. 778-5482.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA upstairs duplex with porch. Good
area, clean, modern, dishwasher, private parking. Block
to beach. $710/month. Cell 410-4466, or 924-5199.
WATERFRONT, SEASONAL in the heart of Anna
Maria. Newly remodeled 2BR/2BA. Fantastic views.
Walk to everything. 778-5482.
BEACHFRONT Bean Point 2BR/2BA, newly remod-
eled, furnished stilt-home on beach. Incredible pan-
oramic view, great fishing. Available December-April.
Minimum three-month rental. $3,600/month.
BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA. Gorgeous views day
and night. Just steps to Gulf. Walk to shops, pier, tav-
erns. Perfect place for really fun vacations or year-
round living. Turnkey furnished, new tile, paint, blinds.
Elevator, heated pool. Unit and complex in great
shape. Easy to see. $254,900. Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
ANNUAL 1BR WATERFRONT apartment includes
cable, water. $750/month, plus $750 security deposit.
Call C.J., 741-8688.
HOME AND IN-LAW QUARTERS. Wonderful lot in
quiet location. Room for pool. Walk to beach, shops,
banks. Sunny rooms, new tile though-out, fireplace.
Easy to see. $259,900. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty, 720-3879.
with lots of storage. Very nicely turnkey furnished. Pri-
vate setting. $379,000. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty, 720-3879.
heated pool, pretty garden. Available January or
March, $3,500/month. 778-0032.
DIRECT BAYFRONT yearly unfurnished 2BR/2BA
corner unit at Westbay Cove South. Spectacular
views, newly remodeled, tennis, heated pool. Close to
beach and shopping. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor, at
778-2246, or 778-7976 evenings.
WATERFRONT BEACH HOME available all winter.
Turnkey furnished, upscale Key West style. Sweeping
panoramic views. Pets on approval. $2,300/month.
794-5980. Website: www.divefish.com.

HOLMES BEACH: Spacious 3BR/2BA duplex. New
carpet, new paint. Two-car garage. $1,250/month. Call
A Paradise Realty, 778-4800.
ing) units. One person, $200/week; Two people, $250/
week. $25 deposit. Larger units available. Special ends
Dec. 15. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-5405.
condo. Boat dock, enclosed garage. Pet friendly. Avail-
able for season only, $2,800/month. Call A Paradise
Realty, 778-4800.

SEASONAL WESTBAY COVE condo available Janu-
ary-February. Summer Sands condo available March.
Aposporos & Son. Lu Rhoden, 795-6216.

PINE AVENUE unfurnished efficiency apartment.
$500/month, annual lease. 778-5796.
GULFVIEW EFFICIENCY studio. $550/month with
annual lease and $550 deposit. 2213 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach, north side of street. Call 792-
3226, after 5pm.
ANNUAL IMMACULATE elevated 2BR/2BA, all new
tile, carpet, paint.'One block to beach, garage, deck.
$1,100/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
SEASONAL, NEW 2BR/2BA. Steps to beach. $800/week
or $2,600/month. Bark and Co. Realty, 778-5900.
2BR/2.5BA RENTAL with two-car garage. Exception-
ally nice, unfurnished home. 501 67th St., Holmes
Beach. 725-4488.
ANNUAL COTTAGE: Large 1BR/1.5BA, 200 feet to
beach. Quiet, private, washer/dryer hookup, pet
maybe. $790/month, includes utilities. 778-8571.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL. 2BR/2BA, new appliances,
including washer/dryer. Clean and updated. Ground level.
$850/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.

100-by-75-foot lot, easy bay access. One-year war-
ranty includes roof. Priced below appraisal at
$299,900. Call Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355.
LONGBOAT KEY single-family lots. Nine-home sub-
division on 6.53-acres with only five lots remaining.
Boat docks, community pool, neat beach access.
Priced from $230,000. Smith Realtors. Call Carol Wil-
liams, broker, or Clarke Williams, Realtor, for details,
744-0700 evenings.
KEY ROYALE VILLA on an estate-size lot. Pool, ga-
zebo. Comfortable 4BR/4BA home. Sale or lease pur-
chase, $449,000. Towne and Shore Realty, 383-3840
or 302-3840.

THREE PROPERTIES by owner: 2BR/2BA Gulffront
condo, prerenovation $340,000. 2BR/2BA bayfront
condo, prerenovation $230,000. Holmes Beach lot, west
of Gulf Drive, $139,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

LONGBOAT KEY Gulffront condo. 2BR/2BA split de-
sign. Turnkey furnished, sandy beach, pool, on-site
management. Only $419,000. Towne and Shore Re-
alty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.

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PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO. 2BR/2BA ground floor,
with bay-view, 1,488 square footage. Recently up-
graded kitchen, tile floors, enclosed lanai, large living
and dining rooms, detached garage. $229,500. For sale
by owner. Call for appointment, 794-6446.

PERICO ISLE Three years young. 3BR/2BA, beautifully
maintained. Wood floors, central air conditioning, sky-
lights, glass-enclosed lanai. Pool, clubhouse, lawn care
and five minutes to the beach. $258,900, call 794-6756.

6204 Marina Drive

WATERFRONT TRIPLEX. 502 South Bay Drive,
Bradenton Beach. All kinds of possibilities.
$455,000, 741-8688.
garage on each side. Completely redone. $379,900. Call
Ed Oliveria at 778-4800 or 705-4800, A Paradise Realty.
LONGBOAT KEY canalfront 3BR/1 BA home, 100-by-
75-foot lot, easy bay access. One-year home warranty
includes roof. Priced below appraisal at $299,900. Call
Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355.
turnkey furnished. Sharp! $260,000. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones at 778-4800, A Paradise Realty.

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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX for sale by owner, 2BR/2BA
and 1 BR/1 BA. Principals only. $275,000. 779-0470.
Located north of Manatee Avenue. Recently up-
dated. Move-in condition, $257,500. Marina Pointe
Realty Co., 779-0732.
ISLAND HOME Two years young. 3BR/2BA, large
screened porch with bayview. Many upgrades, landscap-
ing. 2212 Avenue A. Call for appointment, 778-2960.

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GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on north
end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed Gulf view.
Some trees, private tropical setting. One of the best
lots on the Gulf. $799,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 72806
One +/- acre on the river with Gulf access. 4BR resi-
dence, attached two-car garage with office/craft
room. Separate garage/boat house, shed, boat
dock, davits, hoist and boat ramp. $495,000. Don
Lewis, 319-0323. 77575
Nearly every room opens to sweeping views. Addi-
tional rooms include 14 by 16 fifth bedroom and 23
by 16 game room. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen
with marbletile, Corita.Counters, exercise room and
storage. Dock on bay. $2,250,000. Kathy Marcinko,
713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 749-5797. 78367

and serenity of waterside living. This 4BR
home will exceed your expectations. In a 24-
hour guarded community. $995,000. Bob and
Penny Hall, 749-5981. 76321
Sarasota skyline! Enjoy them all from this i,[ ie,
condo in prestigious El Conquistador area '.'. 16
private golf and tennis clubs or enjoy fine dining iri I
Conquistador County Club dining room. Easy drjv
to beaches, cultural events and shopping. S324,900.
Carol Greenwald, 962-1148. 78576
terrific piece of property in Palma Sola Park. Large
rooms throughout and a fabulous open plan all in
a split design. Vaulted ceiling, fireplace in the large
family room. Open kitchen, two patios. $269,000.
Janet Orr, 92-7363. 78618

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Duplex 2BR/2BA, each side. Great investment opportunity.
Listed under current appraisal value. Priced at $279,000. Call
Wendy Foldes, 742-9072.

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12 Shield
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19 Like bronze or tin
22 Certain ticket requ
23 Daredevil's desire
24 Requesting shipm
in wooden contain
26 Rips out basting
28 Meets
29 Hidden
30 Venerable scholar
old England
31 Artist Gustave
33 Kind of room
35 Germinate
36 Chain hotel in Mad
42 Capital of Switzerl.
45 Scrap
46 1970's Tony Musa
47 Old Germans
48 Certain sweater,
49 "Disgusting!"
50 Chopin piece
52 Dame
53 Classic 1953
54 Monastic sites?
58 Biggest employer i
Marysville, Ohio
59 Keg stopper
60 Addition column
61 Be careful
63 Captain in "Billy Bu

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65 Good lookers
67 Bittern, e.g.
70 1960's espionage show
with 71 Dissect, British-style
73 Fifth canonical hour
s 74 Word before "sweet land
of liberty"
d 76 Marker
77 Supporter of sewer
iest 84 Philly player
85 Knee-slapper
ents 86 Inveigled
ers? 87 Bill blocker
88 U.S.M.A. part: Abbr.
89 Contract parts
92 Utah's ___ Canyon
of 93 Babel
94 Space craft
95 Actor Pitt selling
97 One hopes for this in an
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and? 98 Cut short, maybe
99 Popular musical based
nte on a Paul Gallico story
100 Spillane's Jury"
102 Easy gait
105 Mysteries
110 Looks down on
112 Butting heads, charging
other sheep, etc.?
116 Taunted
117 Chairman's need
118 Part of a demonstration
119 Actresses Murray and
n Clark
120 Just out
121 Cong. period
122 Sturdy pad
123 Basic French verb
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3 Was OK'd by Playtex?
4 Solicited
5 Masters
6 Tommy Dorsey's "
7 It can have you seeing
8 "A God in Ruins"
9 Unattended
10 Thick drinks
11 "... to buy pig"
12 1988 Dennis Quaid film
13 Live oak
14 Flowerless plants
15 McGregor of "The
Phantom Menace"
16 "Big __" (comic strip)
17 Salon worker
20 __ Clark who sang
"Poor, Poor Pitiful Me"
21 Druid, e.g.
25 "Death of a Salesman"
27 See 53-Across
31 Block
32 Out at the prom, maybe
34 Publishers' hirees, for
35 Spell
37 Soups
38 Scoundrels
39 1970's A's All-Star Joe
40 time
41 Complain
42 Specialty in history as
well as medicine?
43 Parody
44 Like gym clothes
48 More stifling
51 Anytime
53 Premium channel:
55 Filled up
56 Office-holders
57 Traffic caution
62 Busy

Baby cake
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Fictional hunter
Period of duty
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Fountain name

82 Worst lagger in a race
83 Together, after "in"
89 Comic Margaret
90 Pariah
91 Relief
95 Futurists' focus
96 Some boxes are made
with them
98 Copy
101 "Careless Hands"
singer, 1949
102 Simile center
103 Number of points?:

104 Concoct
106 Down times
107 Nagy of Hungary
108 Mustang racers,
109 "Welcome" sights
110 Bygone pol. units
111 Zaire's Mobutu
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115 AT&T has one

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Avenue A., on water's edge. Lots of room for expanding this
home. Room for a pool. Home is charming and well main-
tained. $519.000. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. MLS#72634

BAY PALMS DUPLEX Totally updated over S50,000 of
appliances, tile, electrical, plumbing, carpet, cabinets,
1.... -:,,-, ,::: ,,,, Deeded boat dock included! S325,000.
MLS#77351. Doug Newcomer, 778-2261.

BRADENTON BEACH Brand new Gulf-view Key
West-style townhouse to be constructed. Granite
counters, tiled kitchen and baths. $379,900.
Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#74295

PERICO BAY CLUB Two-car aci,: ii floored
attic and pull-down stairs. 2BR, glass enclosed private
lanai, two custom skylights, new ceramic floors and car-
pet. $219,000. MLS#77158. Rose Schnoerr,.778-2261.

MIRROR LAKE Easy-care ceramic tile and hardwood
floors in this 2BR/2BA end-unit with fireplace and Jacuzzi
tub. Enjoy the heated pool or a short drive to beach.
MLS#76010. $74,900. Noreen Roberts, 778-2261.

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BRADENTON Two houses and huge double three-,
car garage on 7.3 acres, 4.8 acres commercial and 2.5
acres residential. Lots of potential and possibilities.
$349,900. MLS#74930. Chard Winheim, 778-2261.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON Great north-west split plan
pool home! Custom designed and spacious that says
easy entertaining! Tropical free form pool and spa for six!
$239,000. MLS#77856. Laura McGeary, 778-2261.

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CYPRESS CREEK ESTATE Well maintained home. Un:
der roof totals 4,200 sq.ft. 3BR, den/office/library. 2.5 baths,
separate formal dining room. Large family-sized eat-in
kitchen $479.000. MLS#77269. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.

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.PERICO BAY CLUB This 3BR/2BA condo has direct bay
view, gorgeous sunsets. Glassed in lanai with A/C vents
-plus screened in second porch. Carpet, tile, mirrors and spa
tub. $295Q000 R'.:.s S.: hr,.:..r 778-2261. MLS#73319.

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