Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( November 28, 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: November 28, 2001


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

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria beach renourishment controversy, page 3.

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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Volume 10, no. 3, Nov. 28, 2001 FREE

Parking lot shooting in Holmes Beach

By Diana Bogan .i
Islander Reporter
One local man was shot and another was assaulted
following an altercation outside Hurricane Hanks res-
taurant in Holmes Beach early Tuesday morning.
Scott Scranton, 33, of Holmes Beach, is charged Denham

with aggravated assault and attempted
murder of Matthew Denham and Mat-
thew Scott, both 24, both from
Bradenton Beach.
According to police, Scranton and
Scott began arguing at the bar, located

at 5349 Gulf Drive, because Scranton had been flirting
with the girlfriend of one of the victims earlier in the
The argument moved outside the bar, where

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Anna Maria cellular tower issue crashes, for now

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
There won't be any 120-foot cell tower at Roser
Community Memorial Church in Anna Maria, at least
not in the foreseeable future.
Anna Maria city commissioners voted 4-0 at their

Nov. 20 meeting to declare a moratorium on any new
permit applications to build a cell tower while the city
seeks out qualified consultants to help prepare a mas-
ter cellular communications plan. The moratorium on
cell tower construction extends to Aug. 31, 2002.
Commissioners gave themselves until Jan. 31,

Sky light show goes dark at Coquina

By Paul Roat
Law enforcement following the letter of the law, or
overzealous police officers running amok?
That question has been floating through Bradenton
Beach for 10 days in the wake of a police officer's re-
quest to clear Coquina Beach of 100-plus people in the
pre-dawn hours of Nov. 18.
The spectators were there for one reason: a spectacu-
lar meteor shower took place that Sunday morning, one
of the best in a lifetime. Without the benefit of the Bishop
Planetarium's observatory closed due to a fire -
people from throughout the Island and county came to the
beach to enjoy the streaking lights in the sky.
The beach also offered folks a rare view unim-
peded by city lights.
Bradenton Beach Police Officer Doug Marsten
showed up, too. He informed the watchers of the Le-
onid meteor shower that the park was closed until 7
a.m. and that, unless the stargazers left, their cars would
be towed.
The crowd dispersed. The turmoil did not, although
Marsten's actions have been backed by his bosses.
"Even though it wasn't a nice thing to do, he didn't
do anything wrong," said Bradenton Beach Police
Chief Sam Speciale. "The beach is closed from mid-

night to 7 a.m., and he did a legal act I have to defend.
It wasn't wrong, and I feel bad the people had to leave,
but he did his job. What if somebody got hurt while
they were out there? The city and the county would
have been at fault."
Coquina Beach, while in Bradenton Beach, is a
county park and under the jurisdiction of Manatee
County, although the city contracts with the county to
handle law enforcement at the park to the tune of al-
most $70,000 a year.
"I'm sorry it happened," said Mayor John Chappie.
"I think the city commission blew it. We knew the
meteor shower was going to happen, but we didn't
address it. I don't blame the officer. We should have
taken it up as a commission to waive the closing
According to the "Old Farmer's Almanac 2002,"
the next big meteor shower will be Jan. 4. However, its
80 meteors per hour is a faint glow compared to the
estimated 2,000 meteors per hour of the Nov. 18 Le-
onid light show.
Both Speciale and Chappie said they would review
the Bradenton Beach contract with Manatee County to
see if there could be a clause added to allow special
events to take place there during usually closed hours.

2002, to hire a qualified consultant to assist them with
the master plan on cellular communications.
That effectively puts the quash on the Roser
Church agreement with Tech Tower Inc. for that com-


What to do? Plenty!
Two parades in one day should satisfy the
cravings of boredom-prone Islanders. The Privateer
parade gets rolling at 10 a.m. from Anna Maria to
Bradenton Beach's Coquina Beach on Island roads
to wind up at a party for kids and a visit with
Santa (gifts, food, fun).
Take a nap and then head over to several
choice viewing areas for the lighted boat parade,
with boaters grouping in Bimini Bay awaiting the
horn blast to signal their start at 6 p.m., then wind-
ing up and down the "grand canal" to a viewing
location opposite Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
The parade cruises up to the Key Royale Bridge
and past judges at the home on the northeast comer,
then through Bimini, past Rotten Ralph's, turning
north into Tampa Bay to parade along the bayfront to
the Rod & Reel Pier, where it turns around at approxi-
mately 7:15 p.m. to return. But not before stopping for
a fireworks display at 7:30 p.m. from a barge an-
chored nearby the Anna Maria City Pier.
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Cell towers quashed for a while
pany to build the 120-foot structure, subject to an ap-
proved city building permit for Tech Tower. The com-
pany has not yet submitted a formal application for a
construction permit for the tower, despite the wide-
spread publicity the agreement generated.
The resulting controversy over that proposal had
produced a heated special city commission meeting on
cellular communications and towers, and a citizen's
movement against any new cell towers and concern by
a few Roser Church members on building a tower at
their church.
Prior to the vote, commissioners heard from Anna
Maria resident Jane Auerbach, who along with Jamie
Walstad had been asked by the city to look into com-
panies qualified in the area of cellular communications
ordinances and master plans.
After reviewing the master cellular communica-
tions plans in Pasco and Alachua counties, the City of
Lakeland and in Tallahassee, Auerbach said she recom-
mends the city hire the consulting firm of Kreines &
Kreines, who has done extensive work in Florida.
"They are the only independent land-use, cellular-
ordinance planners found," she said. Many of the other
companies researched have also worked with cellular
and cell tower construction companies, she said. Ad-
ditionally, many of the other companies are strictly
attorneys who do not have a background in city plan-
ning, merely writing ordinances.
Other companies/individuals given by Walstad that
might be able to prepare a master plan in cellular com-
munications were Cityscape, National Telecommuni-
cations Advisors LLC and attorney L. Steven Emmett.
Auerbach and Walstad also found there are six
cellular companies operating on Anna Maria Island
with Verizon and Alltell the two with the most cell
phone customers on the Island.
While Auerbach and Walstad were recommending
Kreines & Kreines to the city, Commissioner John
Michaels said it would not be appropriate to hire them

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Shooting in Holmes Beach
Scranton pulled a .40-caliber Glock handgun from his
waistband and assaulted Scott, pointing the gun in his
Both Denham and Scott fought with Scranton to
gain control of the gun and subsequently two shots
were fired. The first shot went astray and the second
shot struck Denham in the chest.
Eyewitness and co-captain with Denham on the
charter boat "Rip Tide" Rodney Shirley said he went
outdoors immediately on hearing the first shot and at-

"We need to follow procedure. We have a respon-
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Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda said the city should look
at the top three companies on the Auerbach-Walstad
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tempted to wrestle the gun from Scranton.
He first saw Scranton drop the gun to his side, cock
it, and put it back at Scott's head. "He pretty much
meant business."
The second bullet went through Denham's right
chest and exited, and according to Shirley, Denham
continued to struggle with Scranton. "He's a tough
guy," Shirley said.
Shirley said he grabbed the gun while it was still
in Scranton's hand and it jammed.
Denham was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in
St. Petersburg by helicopter ambulance and has been
upgraded from critical to stable condition.

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Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he would make the
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Anna Maria beach renourishment

issue progresses to Dec. 13 meeting

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners gave considerable
time and allowed unlimited public input on two ordi-
nances Tuesday night that will pave the way toward the
cities first beach renourishment project. A final read-
ing and vote will be taken at the Dec. 13 meeting.
Commissioners and the public also discussed a
draft interlocal agreement between the city and county
on parking and beach access issues.
In the absence of Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda,
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh presided.
And parking, the subject of the night's meeting
before the addition of the special meeting on beach
renourishment project, was postponed to Dec. 11.
The first readings were for ordinances to amend
zoning regulations within the preservation zoning dis-
trict to allow a beach renourishment project; amend
ordinances to allow for vehicles on the beach, night
lighting and a 24-hour work schedule. Commissioners
also held thefirst reading of the ordinance that provides
for a permit process for any beach renourishment
Anna Maria resident Mike Miller appeared to head
a group of citizens who believe the city should not par-
ticipate in the beach renourishment project.
The opposition group may have been about six
years too late.
Commissioner Linda Cramer noted at the beginning
of the meeting that a city referendum in February 1996
supported the renourishment project by a margin of 62.2
percent. Anna Maria had opted out of the 1991 plan.
Cramer pointed out that two months later in April
1996, the city drafted and sent a resolution to Manatee
County requesting inclusion in the next beach
renourishment project. Then Mayor Chuck Shumard
indicated that while he personally did not favor beach
renourishment, he was bound by the decision of the
people in the February vote.
It would be difficult now for the city to go against
that prior decision, suggested Cramer. "I believe Anna

Maria has gone forward by resolution committing the
city to opt for beach renourishment," she said. The city
now needs to "tie up loose ends" and "go forward."
On hand to answer questions for the city and its
residents were Manatee County environmental projects
manager Charles Hunsicker, Rick Spadoni, senior vice
president of Coastal Planning and Engineering, Mana-
tee County commissioners Pat Glass and Jane
Spadoni and the government officials addressed
resident fears about noise, tide and current changes
created by taking sand from the north end borrow pit,
lifeguard stands and beach curfews, parking limita-
tions, beach accesses, and even the quality of the sand
that will be placed on the beach.

Parking and beach renourishment
Hunsicker presented the interlocal agreement
crafted Tuesday by the county to relieve the city of
strict federal guidelines for public parking spaces and
beach easements. Federal and state laws require a cer-
tain number of public parking spaces be available to
beach users if the renourishment project is to get fed-
eral, state and county funding.
Hunsicker said Anna Maria's public parking cur-
rently meets all federal and state requirements. Only 60
spaces of public parking for beach access are neces-
sary. Anna Maria has more than 180 public parking
spaces. The city only has to agree to keep a minimum
60 public parking spaces for beach traffic.
Any interlocal agreement signed between Anna
Maria and the county is not forever. The city can opt
out of this agreement after eight years, he said.
Commissioner Jay Hill suggested that a reservation
of rights clause be added to the agreement to insure the
city keeps its rights in relation to the beach following
Commissioners agreed to review the revised
interlocal agreement and come prepared to address
it Dec. 1.
While opponents were critical of the plan, some


Anna Maria City
Nov. 28, 4:30 p.m., code enforcement board organiza-
tional meeting.
Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach
Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m., city commission-department head
Nov. 30, 9 a.m., city commission work session on goal-
Dec. 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Holmes Beach
Nov. 29, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Nov. 29, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Dec. 5, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Dec. 7, 8 a.m., charter review committee meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Of Interest
Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key CANCELED.
Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m., Island Trolley marketing committee
meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.

seem to have forgotten the February 1996 decision.
A study of Anna Maria beaches done by John
Adams of Anna Maria prior to the February vote found
the city lost an entire platted block of land between
1913 and 1946 due to beach erosion.
In the same study, Adams said a 1984 Duke Uni-
versity study found Anna Maria city beaches had "ex-
treme erosion potential." A 1989 Florida beach inven-
tory study found city beaches "critically eroded."

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Skoloda: administration misused city funds

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
City of Anna Maria Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda
pulled no punches at the Nov. 20 city commission
meeting, blasting the administration of Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh and The Islander newspaper in nearly the
same breath.
Skoloda came out swinging in the late rounds af-
ter the usual 9 p.m. adjournment deadline, saying the
mayor has repeatedly ignored actions and directives of
the commission, bullied him into accepting decisions,
and public funds have been misused in his administra-
The vice mayor did not stop with his verbal assault
on Deffenbaugh. He also slammed The Islander, say-
ing it "misrepresents" a lot of what happens at commis-
sion meetings and placed events "out of sequence" in
its coverage of his efforts to obtain a tape recording of

Lighted Boat Parade,

fireworks coming

this Saturday night
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Fifteen boats for sure, plus two or three more
probables, plus U.S. Coast Guard and police boats, will
make this year's Christmas Lighted Boat Parade one of
the biggest in the event's 14-year history.
Don Schroder, co-chairman, said the parade start-
ing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, has become "a real com-
munity celebration," with decorated boats and fire-
works and music and the trimmings of holiday.
Capping the parade will be Taylor-Made fireworks
by Jim Taylor, touching off that spectacle from his
barge off the Anna Maria City Pier starting at 7:30 p.m.
The 15 for-sure vessels include a scattering of sail-
boats, always spectacular because their tall masts loft
Christmas lights far above the water. Also included is
a 59-foot yacht, the largest ever in the parade.
The Florida Marine Patrol is sending a boat, as are the
Holmes Beach and Bradenton police departments, the
Manatee County Sheriffs Office and the Coast Guard
Auxiliary. They will be there for the parade and for safety.
The Seafood Shack's "paddlewheel" Showboat will
be present, but not throughout the entire parade it's just
too big to negotiate the course. It will be packed with spec-
tators and diners for parade and fireworks viewing.
Some of the skippers changed the theme of their
decorations this year from holiday to patriotic in light
of the Sept. 11 calamity, Schroder said.
Best-decorated boats will be named at the annual
skippers' party at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beach House
restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Honored
will be the "best in parade" and best in four divisions:
Boats less than 25 feet, those more than 25, sailboats,
and commercial entries.
Judges will be Gary Deffenbaugh, mayor of Anna
Maria City; Carol Whitmore, mayor of Holmes Beach;
Mollie Sandberg, vice mayor of Bradenton Beach;
Sandy Haas-Martens, Holmes Beach city commis-

the city commission meeting of Sept. 20.

Discipline of elected officials
Discussion of this agenda item -the last on the
agenda list for this meeting produced a sometimes
heated and fiery exchange among the four commission-
ers present for the meeting. Commissioner Jay Hill was
Up until that point, the meeting had been fairly
civil. Commissioners voted 3-1 to extend the meeting
into a few extra rounds, past the normal 9 p.m. end of
the bout, to discuss this item with Skoloda dissenting.
Skoloda himself had requested the item on the agenda.
The vice mayor lobbied unsuccessfully to remove the
item from the night's agenda until a special city com-
mission meeting already scheduled on the subject for
Dec. 11.
Skoloda's diatribe really began during public de-

sioner; Bonner Joy, publisher of The Islander; and
Mary Ann Brockman, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. in Bimini Bay,
cruise down the canal to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
back past the judges at the Key Royale Bridge, along
the shore to the Anna Maria City Pier and Rod & Reel
Pier, and back to Bimini.
Fireworks will begin on the return of the parade of
boats from the Rod & Reel to the city pier.
Should weather shut down the parade, it will take
place the following Saturday, Dec. 8, same course and
Schroder lauded participants, supporters, sponsors
and spectators, saying "This shows again how wonder-
fully the people respond on this Island."

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bate after Anna Maria resident Eric Cox chastised the
commissioners because of their "animosity, bickering
and pure childishness," along with "bad behavior" in
the past. The commission, Cox said, was not "striving
for harmony."
"We would like to look up to our commission," he
said, noting that one commission member is "under
investigation." "People read this [in the newspaper] and
wonder what is going on."
Skoloda responded, saying "The Islander misrep-
resents a lot of times what happens in these meetings."
He brought up disciplinary action against elected
officials as an agenda item, he said, because he has sat
on the commission for 20 months and the commission
has "continually had to get involved" in the adminis-
tration of the city because of the mayor's actions.
The mayor believes in a strong mayoral form of
government and has "ignored actions and motions" of
the commission "on a regular basis," Skoloda said. In
addition, said Skoloda, Deffenbaugh was "not willing"
to discuss issues rationally and has withheld informa-
tion the commission had requested in a number of ar-
Skoloda said he believed he had "no choice" but to
bring up the issue of discipline against elected officials.
He said he never wanted this kind of confrontation
when he took office.
Regarding the tape of the Sept. 20 city commission
meeting, Skoloda claimed he was "delayed and denied
access to public records so that I didn't have time to
prepare for a public meeting."
The Islander "has taken that information," and
"placed the sequence of events out of context to make
it appear there is more disharmony on this commission
than there is."
He also claimed the mayor has used the public cell
phone provided him by the city for his personal use.
"That's clearly illegal," said Skoloda.
He said he didn't know what else to do except ei-
ther bring up the issue of discipline or "sit back and be
personally bullied into accepting the mayor's deci-
Commissioner Linda Cramer interrupted to ask
Skoloda where he wants to draw the line. Continuing
to "point fingers" and "rehash" what has happened in
the past is just tearing down any positive move by the
commission, she said.
Commissioner John Michaels had asked earlier
how much City Attorney James Dye charged to give
the opinions that Skoloda requested on misfeasance,
malfeasance and recall. The answer was four to five
hours of work at $115 per hour.
"This is a shameful waste of the city's money,"
Michaels said. It was also nothing but an attempt to
"point fingers," he added.
Dye told the commissioners that essentially the
only way to remove or discipline a publicly elected
official under Florida law was suspension by the gov-
ernor or a recall vote by the people.
Skoloda tried to pin Dye down with his definitions,
asking him if not acting on official motions or resolu-
tions was malfeasance, but Dye responded that it was
not his job to make that judgment.
Cramer moved to have the special city commission
meeting scheduled for Dec. 11 moved to next year.
Skoloda said that was OK with him because "I've
made my points." The issue does not need to be dis-
cussed further, he said.
But he wanted to "make it clear" why he even
brought up the issue.
He claimed the city had to do a line-item budget
this year because of misuse of funds in the past under
That charge finally brought Deffenbaugh out of his
chair and he angrily demanded a point of order.
"There is no misuse of funds. There is no proof of
misuse of funds, and you had better stop it now," ex-
ploded Deffenbaugh.
"'I agree," said an equally perturbed Michaels, who
sits between Skoloda and Deffenbaugh at commission
meetings. "You are completely out of line," he to!d
Michaels then moved to adjourn the meeting be-
fore temper'; wv'ent over the boiling point.
Left on the table was the motion by Cramer to
,oe the special city commission meeting onthe issue
from December to January 2002.

THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 28, 2001 0 PAGE 5

Residents of Peacock Lane petition for sewers

Eight out of 10 property owners on Peacock Lane
in Holmes Beach attended an informational meeting at
city hall to discuss the cost and procedures to hook up
to Manatee County's sewer system.
Currently all of the properties on Peacock Lane,
which were built between 1973 and 1990, use septic
tanks. Neither City Attorney Alan Prather nor Mana-
tee County Project Development Director Janet
McAfee could provide an explanation as to why sewer
hookup was not provided when the rest of the city was
put on line in the 1970s.
According to Prather, the city entered into a fran-
chise agreement with Manatee County in 1971, which
gives the county the exclusive right to manage and
regulate the utility system.
Due to the franchise agreement, Prather explained,
Holmes Beach cannot legally deal in the extension of

water or sewage lines. In addition, because the city
does not generate income from the utility system, it is
not responsible for fees for hooking up homeowners on
Peacock Lane. Finally, the expenditure of public funds
would not be appropriate either, since the expense ben-
efits a few, not the entire community.
McAfee outlined the county assessment process
the property owners would need to follow in order to
be hooked up.
She said the first step is for the benefited property
owners to submit a petition. Fifty percent of the prop-
erty owners must sign the petition before the project
management department will move forward on the
After the petition is signed, the county does a pre-
liminary engineering and cost estimation. Following
that, a public meeting is held to inform the property

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owners of the shared cost of the project. Finally, a post-
card poll is done to determine if each of the property
owners is in favor of moving forward with a public
hearing by the Manatee County Board of Commission-
ers to have the project approved.
McAfee advised residents to proceed while the
assessment fee is still $3,000 per unit and the interest
rate is 7.5 percent over 15 years.
"I frequently hear from the board that we need to con-
sider charging the property owners the full cost of the
project. A rate study is under way now," McAfee said. "If
you want to do it, do it now. It may cost more after the
study is done. However, I can argue for the board to honor
the rate in place when the petition was submitted."
In addition to paying $3,000 per unit, owners
would also be required to hire a plumber to connect
their home to the sewer line. Once the county has put
the line connection to the system, hookup is mandatory.
One cost-saving incentive the county offers is, if own-
ers hook up within 120 days, the $1,300 facility invest-
ment fee is not charged.
Property owners, however, felt the costs McAfee
outlined were too high. The owners say the city made
a serious development error in omitting Peacock Lane
previously and the current owners are willing to pay a
reasonable price, but not to be penalized for what they
believe is the city's error.
Since 1975, the property owners have made two
efforts to hook up to the sewer line and Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore admitted the city "dropped the
Legally, however, the burden of cost does not lie
with the city, said Prather. Homeowners disagree,
claiming the law doesn't have any place in this situa-
tion; They accuse the city of falling back on what is
legal instead of what is right.
In light of the residents' protest at the potential cost
of the project, McAfee offered an alternative course of
She told the residents they could band together and
do it on their own by hiring an engineer and getting
permits and approval from the county.
Rather than paying to hire their own engineer to
assess the project, the Peacock Lane homeowners de-
cided to move ahead with a petition to the county. This
way the county will provide the preliminary engineer-
ing and cost estimate for them.
The property owners are under no obligation until
the project goes to a public hearing. McAfee noted,
however, that unless the cost of the entire project was
less than $54,000, including engineering, construction
and permits, the assessment fee would be $3,000.
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Is there something in the water?
Consider the events of the past couple of weeks. At
presstime this week, a group of Anna Maria residents
prepared to take up arms (well, nearly) against beach
renourishment an issue that was thought to have been
decided five years ago.
It went like this, starting in 1995: Hurricane Opal
grazed Anna Maria Island in October and beach erosion
amounted to a 30- to 50-foot loss. In November 1995,
Dottie McChesney was mayor and George McKay, now
Anna Maria's building official, was a city commissioner.
Commissioners Chuck Shumard and Doug Wolfe were
opposed and the commission deadlocked (the fifth offi-
cial having resigned) on joining an emergency beach res-
toration which never took place.
Next, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers descended
on the Island to survey Opal's damage to the 1992-93
nourishment project that included only Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach.
But with a city referendum in favor of beach
renourishment, it was thought Anna Maria could join the
remainder of the county's 50-year agreement.
McChesney called it a "50-year safety plan."
* The question, "Do you favor the inclusion of the City
of Anna Maria in the Manatee County Shore Protection
Program?" went on the Feb. 13, 1996, ballot with the vote
62.2 percent in favor of renouishment.
Shumard balked at offering a resolution to the county
and McKay pressed for it. The commission approved the
resolution March 26.
And so began the process to include Anna Maria in
the beach renourishment program.
Here it may end, as well, unless the present Anna
Maria commission resolves to stand by the majority de-
cision in 1996 and provide the necessary ordinances to
allow the project, which may begin as early as January,
to proceed.
Further evidence that some of us have been drinking bad
water came along when we learned a large group of star
gazers were chased off the beach during a meteor shower the
likes of which may not come along again for 100 years.
Well, yes, the park was closed. But these weren't the
usual late-night beach visitors no drug dealers and car
thieves among them, presumably. It's a pity they weren't
allowed to stay or that the officer didn't have the foresight
to make a quick phone call. The obliging star gazers all
complied and left.
Next up we learn, quite by accident during trolley
discussions, the sometimes overzealous Holmes Beach
beautification committee asked Mayor Carol Whitmore
to have all the bus stop signs removed three years ago and
so it was done.
Oops. Oh well, soon there will be trolley signs.
Don't miss the parades. No signs needed to point the
way for the Privateer's Santa parade and the lighted boat
parade, both Saturday.
Life is not a circus. It's a parade.

The Islander


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Poor judgment?
I was greatly disappointed by the response of the
Bradenton Beach police officer relative to the stupid
performance on Sunday morning at Coquina Beach.
All too often we hear abuses covered up by saying the
officer acted to the letter of the law.
When we choose officers, supposedly, two major
attributes we seek are wise discretion and good judg-
ment. Both of these were missing in the event Sunday.
Would this officer show such lack of judgment in a life-
threatening situation? At the very least the officer
should be required to write a letter of apology to both
Bradenton papers and to both Island papers. He should
also get a reprimand in his file. The sergeant should
also be written up for his handling of this case. We have
hopefully only seen a case of stupidity and not one of
abuse of authority by a police officer.
Perhaps this officer would be better suited to be an
Anna Maria City Commission member than a police
officer. It frightens me that we allow someone with
such poor judgment to have a badge and gun.
Norton Niss, Anna Maria

What's the response?
Regarding The Islander article "Miller wants
park plan on botanical preserves:" Who is this Mike
Miller from Anna Maria City? He is described as
being a "longtime environmental activist," "contro-
versial" and "fiery."
Speaking before the city's Environmental En-
hancement and Education Committee, he said that
Anna Maria's character is "so complex that no one
has mastered it." Therefore, he strongly indicates
that achieving the goal of "preserving the character
of Anna Maria" must come from him. If the EEEC
does not "cooperate" with him, he threatens them
with "conflict."
How will the EEEC respond to his threat?
Betty Elizabeth Pierce, Holmes Beach

For a clean Gilligans Island
Recently our Boy Scout troop went on a camping
trip to Gilligans Island. There were broken beer and
liquor bottles, cans, burned chairs and mounds of gar-
bage left behind by people. There was even a small
refrigerator and old coolers left behind.
Wraps from cans could also harm the dolphins and
fish. This is extremely unsafe and hazardous to our
wildlife and environment.
I believe the majority of this litter and garbage was
created and left behind by people who go there to party.
Boy Scout Troop 102 would be willing to adopt this
island and clean up the environment of all this trash.
Since the troop is willing to donate the time and
energy, I would like to request that some form of law
be passed to make these groups of people pay for a
permit to use this island, and possibly limit the num-
ber of people who go there at one time.
The money from these permits could be used to
buy cleanup tools, bags and containers for trash re-
moval, and to keep the island cleaned in the future.
Upon completion of the cleanup we would like to
request a sign to on Gilligans Island from Boy Scout
Troop 102: "Take only pictures, leave only footprints."
J.C. Fleming, Troop 102, Holmes Beach

Thank you
We at the Island Middle School would like to express
our heartfelt thanks to all who patronized and contributed
to our Trash and Treasure sale last Saturday at the Island
Baptist Church. The event was a huge success and the
school received 100 percent of the proceeds.
Also, a very special thank you to all of the volun-
teers and the sponsors that helped make this event hap-
pen, including Publix Super Markets, Domino's Pizza,
K-Mart Stores and Winn Dixie. As always we appre-
ciate the support of The Islander newspaper. It's spon-
sors like these and our supportive community that
mean so much to a successful event.
Kim Orr, IMS fundraising chairperson

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Anna Maria charter review resolution gets passed finally

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners on Nov. 20 passed a
resolution approving five people to a charter review com-
mittee and giving them a deadline of Sept. 30, 2002, to
present their findings to the commission. The original
motion had been the subject of a special city commission
meeting Sept. 15, but commissioners voted then to post-
pone the matter until the regular meeting.
Approved for the committee were James Adams,
Tom Aposperos, Chris Collins, Mady Iseman, and Chris
Aposperos presented his credentials to the commis-
sion, noting that while he is relatively new to Anna Maria,
he served four terms as mayor of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and
has extensive experience in charter revision.
He also said he envisions a "series of public meet-
ings" by the review committee to "hear from the people
to see how they want to operate."
A review is needed, he said, because there has been
controversy over how the charter has been interpreted and
the review committee has to advise the commission on
whether or not the current charter is the right one for Anna
The commission approved the committee's deadline
with the view that they would then have three months to
approve any charter revisions that would be presented to
voters in the February 2003 city elections.
In discussion of the resolution, Commissioner John
Michaels observed that more than 200 residents of Anna
Maria had asked the city for a charter review, particularly
as to the current form of city government: mayor-commis-
sion as opposed to a city manager-commission form.
Michaels said there are "several alternative forms of
government that might be appropriate for the City of Anna
When resident Diane Caniff asked if it was the
commission's intention to change the charter, Vice Mayor
Tom Skoloda pointed out the meetings on the subject will
be open to the public. The city commission has the final
say on what changes go on the ballot, but the voters have
the ultimate decision as to whether or not any changes go
into effect.

Caniff suggested leaving everything in place for 2002
and 2003 should be the year to "consider change."
"We really don't need to rush into it," she said.

Drainage project engineer
In other matters at its Nov. 20 meeting, the commis-
sion approved a motion for Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh to
request proposals from several engineering firms for an
"on-call" price if the city needs the services of an engineer.
Deffenbaugh said there is a problem with various
drainage issues and he would like to have an "on-call"
engineering firm to deal with these issues.
Skoloda wondered if an engineering firm was trying
to get "free rein" without the commission "determining a
need." This would violate commission directives, he said.
Deffenbaugh said he is not hiring a firm, only getting
information for the commissioners to be able to retain one.
He wants a firm that can come out and look at specific
drainage projects and quote a price to complete that par-
ticular project.
Skoloda noted that any project with a cost more than
$2,500 has to come back to the commission for approval.
Michaels was told that it is too late for any outside
funding by Southwest Florida Water Management District
for next year's drainage projects. The deadline of Dec. 7,
2001, was already too late when Swiftmud made its pre-
sentation on Oct. 23.
Any engineering firm hired would have to concen-
trate on having funding applications ready by next Decem-
Michaels also said it might be a good idea to budget
for a city engineer.

Trolley issues
Commissioner Linda Cramer said the city needs to
send a letter to Manatee County Area Transit stating the
city approves signs for trolley stops.
But even this simple note came under a cloud when
resident Glen Newman of the Trolley Marketing Commit-
tee said he had just learned that the county wants 18 bus
stop signs in Anna Maria. Newman said MCAT told him
it needs signs on both sides of the road at the stops.
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During public discussion, Caniff objected to the 18
signs, the logo for the signs and any advertising on trol-
ley stop benches. She said there were too many outside
agencies telling the city commission what to do and it
appeared the city commission was just open to doing it.
"Why don't you just fold up your tents and let anybody
who wants to do anything do it?" she said.
Skoloda responded that the commission hasn't let
anybody do anything. The trolley system is for a one-year,
trial basis to "see if people will use them," he said. It's also
free. "Yes, there are limitations," Skoloda said, "but some-
times you have to accept limitations."
Deffenbaugh reminded the audience that the trolley
was "trying to help business." He didn't like the idea of
18 signs, but the city needs the trolley, he said.
Cramer then made the motion to approve nine signs,
not the 18 requested by MCAT. Anything else the county
required would be taken up at the Dec. 4 Trolley Market-
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Christmas parade

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Privateers Christmas parade, which in past
years has seen up to 500 youngsters tell Santa Claus
what they want for Christmas, will run from tip to tip
of the Island Saturday, Dec. 1.
Santa will be in the parade all the way, but he'll
really shine when the procession ends and Christmas
festivities begin in the park at Coquina Beach.
In charge of the planning for the Anna Maria Island
Privateers is Greg Luzier of Bradenton Beach, who said
he has been nicknamed "Wig" just because "I'm bald
and some 'friends' say I need a wig.
"As a matter of fact, they gave me a wig at Thanks-
giving, and for two cents I'd wear it Saturday."
He will be on hand with other Privateers to, get the
parade organized at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City,
from where it will start the seven-mile trek at 10 a.m.
It is believed to be the longest parade in the United
States, Luzier said, and that's why there are no march-
ers all the units are motorized.
That includes the Privateers' new boat/float, com-
pleted earlier this year with hard work by members of
the organization and help from outside through dona-
tions and specialized labor.
The parade will go down Pine Avenue to Gulf
Drive, then to Palm/Marina drive to Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee Avenue to East Bay Drive and through to Gulf
Drive all the way to Coquina Beach. Privateers will
hand out treats to kids all along the route, slowing
down at crowded places so the giving doesn't skimp to
keep up a quicker pace.
At Coquina, Santa will leave his sleigh and board
the Privateer float, and Privateers will help kids aboard,
too, so they can tell Santa what they want for Christ-
mas and Santa will present each with a gift.
Hot dogs provided by Pat Geyer of Duffy's Tav-
ern on buns from Publix will be given the hungry chil-
dren, along with soda from Publix, said Luzier. "Toys
are from the Privateers," he said, and they will be given
to the kids with such abandon that no youngster will go
home without a gift.
Registration may be taken care of before the big
day by calling Wig at 779-2306.
All vehicles (no walkers) are welcome.

School partners: Holmes Beach, AMI Kiwanis
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney, left, presents two checks totalling $1,500 to Anna Maria
Elementary School principal Tim Kolbe for new software for the school's computer system. Recent Manatee
County school budget cuts had forced the school to shelve plans to upgrade its software packages for students.
The donations came from the city commission and the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club with Maloney serving
as liaison to the school, city and club. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Ceremonies, celebration winners in Cortez

Cortez is richer by one monument and cash in
the kitty for purchase of a large tract of land for
public use, following ceremonies and celebrations.
The statue of a fisherman at work was dedi-
cated to all Cortez fishermen lost at sea or in war.
It is on the historic village's waterfront between
A.P. Bell and Star fish houses.
After the ceremonies, the Cortez Kitchen res-
taurant hosted a festival with sponsoring Islander
newspaper so successfully that owner Peter
Barreda is already planning for more of the same
next year.

This one raised around $2,000 for the Florida
Institute of Saltwater Heritage fund to buy 95
acres of wetlands and uplands between Cortez
Road and Sarasota Bay at the east end of the vil-
lage. FISH plans to keep the tract in public use,
"The kids' costumes were just great," Barreda
said. "The Cortez-style hayrides, hay in a boat, were
a big hit. We'll do them again next year, too." '.,,
Overall winner in pumpkin painting was
Chelsea Swafford with her "Sunset in Cortez."
Winning costumes were a pirate, an Indian and
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By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The City of Holmes Beach has been assured by the
state that the grant money for bike paths is coming, it's
just a matter of time.
According to Holmes Beach Public Works Super-
intendent Joe Duennes, a grant in the amount of
$225,000 is waiting in the wings, but that the events of
Sept. 11 have delayed its release.
Duennes is optimistic, however, that the money will
be released within the next month. Then the city will be
able to proceed with putting the project out to bid.
The Florida Department of Transportation recently
approved the city's request for certification to admin-
ister the installation of DOT projects within the city.
"The certification allows us to take the bull by the
horns and do the project ourselves," said Duennes. "It
allows us to put a project out to bid and oversee the
installation and inspection."
The certification process took two years and cost
the city $8,000 for a consulting engineer to verify the
city's ability and qualifications to oversee DOT
projects within the city's jurisdiction. The city's engi-
neering firm, Zollar, Najar and Shroyer, was hired to

complete this process.
Duennes admitted that it isn't common for a city to
apply for certification, but in this case it allows the city
to finish the bike path installation much sooner. He said
if the city waited for DOT to proceed with the project,
the city would have to wait another two to three years.
"The process was time consuming, but it gives the
city the added flexibility of overseeing not only this
project but possibly other DOT projects within the city
in the future," he said.
The city's bike path installation was broken into
two phases with Phase I installed approximately two
years ago from the south end of the city along Gulf
Drive to East Bay Drive, toward the beach stopping
approximately 100 yards from the intersection at the
Manatee County Public Beach.
Phase II will continue the path to the city limits of
Anna Maria. The path is a four-foot-wide apron on
each side of the road and it will be marked as a bike
Duennes said provided the grant money is released
in the next month, the project could go to bid by mid-
December and work could tentatively start by mid-
February and be done by Easter.

Commission unwilling to close Second Avenue

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed to take
one small step in lessening the amount of traffic on
Second Avenue.
Greg Mitchell, owner of the Alamanda Villa, 102
39th St., approached the commission at a recent work
session to request that the 100 feet of Second Avenue
between the Manatee County Public Beach and the end
of 39th Street be closed.
Mitchell told the commission that previous mea-
sures to curtail traffic, installing new stop signs and re-
duchig the'speed limit to 5 mph, have not solved prob-
lems with traffic safety.
Mitchell says stop signs are ignored by drivers and
that the street is being used as a roundabout by drivers
trying to avoid the traffic light at Gulf Drive and Mana-

tee Avenue.
In addition, Mitchell says garbage trucks use the street
and that there are "trucks as long as my property is wide"
using the street as a parking lot during lunch breaks.
Commissioners, however, were reluctant to close
the street.
"I'm in that area and I think we need that way out
of the beach," said Commissioner Pat Geyer, who is
also the owner of Duffy's Tavern on the corner of 39th
Street and Gulf Drive.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore agreed,
stating that she has used Second Avenue to get to the
surf shop on the comer of Gulf Drive for 30 years.
Commissioners came to a consensus that rather than
close the street, even temporarily, they would ask the po-
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Developers of the Tidemark hotel/condo/marina
project in Holmes Beach have opened an office for
people interested in learning more about purchasing
one of the units.
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Breakfast, talk and fishing
Wednesday for Regulars
The Pier Regulars will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5,
and the first Wednesday of every month thereafter at
the Anna Maria City Pier, President Frank Almeda has
The semi-organization of pier fishermen and "just
people who enjoy talking with each other" will meet at
7:30 a.m. for a buffet breakfast at the pier restaurant,
he said.
"There are no dues, it's open to anybody who
wants to show up," he said.
Organized in its loose fashion in the 1970s, it has
boasted a membership up to 200, but a census is diffi-
cult among such individualists and seasonal travelers,
he said.

Hacienda Girls Ranch luncheon
is next Wednesday
The annual Christmas charity luncheon to benefit
the Hacienda Girls Ranch will be at noon Wednesday,
Dec. 5, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The luncheon is sponsored by the Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island. The program will be a sing-
along led by Ernestine Lawton and accompanied by
May Anderson. .
Hostesses will be Cornelia Zanetti, Leda Van
Wormer, Marjorie Kendall, Nancy Dunne, Delia
Ayala, Barbara Zerby and Loretta Galivan. Further
information may be obtained at 778-7865.

Terrorism's roots topic
of lecture on Longboat Key
"America, Russia, Terrorism and Islam How
This All Began and Prospects for Ending It" is the topic
of a lecture Monday, Dec. 3, on Longboat Key.
Dr. Robert Barylski, associate professor of govern-
ment and international affairs at the University of South
Florida, will deliver the lecture at 7:30 p.m. at the Edu-
cation Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Barylski is author of "The Soldier in Russian Poli-
tics" and is currently writing "Russia and the Islamic
The program is part of the Adventures in Learning
series sponsored by Sylvia Goldman. Details may be
obtained at 383-8811.

'Holiday Celebration' exhibit
opening at Gallery West
The artists' cooperative Island Gallery West will
open a special exhibit, "Holiday Celebration," on Fri-
day, Nov. 30. It will run through Jan. 31.
The exhibit will feature works of local and regional
artists in watercolors, acrylics, porcelain, raku, photog-
raphy, Indian beadwork, quilting, stained glass, mosaic,
stone, wood and clay sculpture.
The gallery at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is
open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Satur-
day. Details are available at 778-6648.

Christmas going to dogs
at park party Saturday
The Canine Christmas Festival 2001, the big
holiday event for dogs, will be Saturday, Dec. 1, at
G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton.
The festival will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Admission will be bags or cans of pet food. Featured
will be a stage presentation on children interacting
properly with dogs, a fashion show and a talent
Raffles will be conducted during the affair, food
and drinks will be served, and a silent auction is
planned. Special participants will be animal rescue
and welfare organizations.
Low-cost microchipping for identification of
pets will be available at the park.
All dogs must be on a leash, must have inocula-
tion tags and "be social," said the sponsoring Mana-
tee County Parks and Recreation Department. Pro-
ceeds will go to the Maniatee Citizens for Off-Leash
Areas. Details may be obtained by phoning 755-

Tingley tree trimming Sunday
The Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
Beach will have a Christmas tree-trimming party
starting at noon Sunday, Dec. 2, at the library at
111 Second St.
It's open to anyone, said board member Mollie
Sandberg, but those planning to attend should let
the library know in advance at 779-1208.
They also should bring a dish to add to the
Christmas party fare. The main course and bev-
erages will be provided.

Columnist will address Writers
Journalist Vin Mannix will speak at a meeting of
the Gulf Coast Writers Club at 10:15 a.m. Monday,
Dec. 3, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Mannix's column appears in the
Bradenton Herald. Further information may be ob-
tained by calling 761-9036.

Dance class changes
The adult dance and exercise class led by Darlene
Friedrich will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday starting Dec.
6 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. The class has previ-
ously been meeting Tuesdays. Further information may
be obtained at 778-1908.

Tickets Sweet Adelines show
Tickets are on sale now for "Time Was," the show
being presented by the Magic of Manatee Sweet
Adelines Chorus and the Endeavor quartet.
The presentation will be Feb. 2 in the Neel Audi-
torium at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton. Further information, including ticket
prices, is available at 794-6252.

Islander honored for work
in pharmacy at Iowa
An Anna Maria retiree has been honored for pro-
fessional accomplishments and service to the Univer-
sity of Iowa, receiving its Distinguished Alumnus
William W. Tester, who has lived in Anna Maria
City for 18 years, was on the university's College of
Pharmacy faculty from 1951 until 1975.
He was instrumental in creating the Iowa Drug In-
formation Service, which now brings the university $2
million a year from subscribers in developed countries.
He also developed the Iowa program that introduced
pharmacists into active patient care in tandem with
doctors in hospitals.
On the Island he is active in the Mission Ware-
house of the Roser Memorial Community Church, a
program that feeds and clothes the poor. And he is
working on a fundraising project with the university's
alumni association.

Chamber Christmas party
next Wednesday evening
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will have its annual Christmas party and business card
exchange from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.
The event will be at Harrington House Bed &
Breakfast, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Christmas
gifts will be raffled during the networking event. De-
tails may be obtained at 778-1541.

Flu shots for some at Center
Flu and pneumonia shots will be available at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City, for high-risk persons from
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.
Cost for flu shots will be $11, pneumonia shots
$22. Medicare part-B will be accepted with a photo-
copy of the Medicare card.
A temporary shortage of flu vaccine will limit the
inoculations to persons at highest risk for influenza
complications, those over 65 and health care workers
who care for high-risk persons.
Details may be obtained at 778-1908.

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Chicagoans break-
fast together at the
first meeting of the
Anna Maria Island
Chicago Club at
Cafe on the Beach.
The more than 20
"toddlin' owners"
attending agreed to
make such meetings
a regular feature of
their Island life.
Organize rs/hosts
were Mary Ann and
Bob Jones of
Holmes Beach.
Other "windy city"
lovers interested in
meeting may get
details at 778-0048.


Ann Egan
Ann Egan, 72, of Bradenton, died Nov. 22.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., Mg. Egan came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1945. She worked in em-
ployee relations and communications at Manatee Me-
morial Hospital for 30 years. She was the editor of the
hospital's newspaper, "The Pacemaker." She was
Services were Nov. 25. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Bradenton Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
She is survived by son Charles Helton of
Bradenton; brother Jack of Anna Maria City; and two

Thelma 'Tina' M. Fawe
Thelma "Tina" M. Fawe, 73, of Bradenton, died
Nov. 21.
Born in Worcester, Mass., Mrs. Fawe came to
Manatee County from Rutland, Mass., as a winter resi-
dent. She was a nurses aide at a nursing home. She was
a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach. She was a member of the Moose Lodge,
Bradenton Beach. She was a member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the American Legion in
Services were Nov. 23. Burial will be at Worces-
ter Memorial Park, Paxton, Mass. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Manatee County Unit, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton FL
34282-0459. Kicliter Funeral Home, Palmetto, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by son Allen of Holmes Beach;
sister Beverly Johnson of Princeton, Mass.; brother
Marvin Ettinger of Holden, Mass.; one grandchild; and
one great-grandchild.

Richard R. 'Dick' Kraybill
Richard R. "Dick" Kraybill, 81, of Bradenton, died
Nov. 19.
Born in Dover, N.H., Mr. Kraybill came to Mana-
tee County from Belleair in 1993. He was a chemical
engineer with Eastman Kodak and a professor of
chemical engineering at the University of Rochester,
Rochester, N.Y. He was a member of the Anna Maria
Power Squadron, the Bradenton Yacht Club, the El
Conquistador Racquet Club, the Pentwater Yacht and
Tennis Club in Pentwater, Mich., and the Triangle
Engineer and Architectural Fraternity. He was founder
of the Bass Lake Sailing Club in Pentwater. He at-
tended Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bradenton.
Services were Nov. 23 at the church. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Audubon Society,
P.O. Box 14550, Bradenton FL 34280, or to the Ameri-
can Heart Association, P.O. Box 21457, St. Petersburg
FL 33742. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Jean G.; daughters Mary
Allen of Oskaloosa, Idaho, Elizabeth of Clearwater,
Anne Krecko of Hershey, Pa., and Virginia Patsos of
Walton, N.Y.; brothers Donald P. of Longville, Minn.,
and Henry L. of Hamden, Conn.; and seven grandchil-

James Edward Lee
James Edward "Jim" Lee, 83, of Virginia Beach,
died Nov. 20.
A native resident of Princess Anne County and
lifelong resident of Virginia Beach, Mr. Lee grew up
in Princess Anne County attending the Courthouse
Elementary School and graduated from Kempsville
High School. He attended Norfolk Business College
and William and Mary Extension College in Norfolk.
He was a World War II Merchant Marine veteran. He
was employed by United States Lines in its Norfolk of-
fice for 38 years and retired in 1984 as manager of fi-
nance. After retiring, he worked in the corporate office
headquarters in Cranford, N.J., as a consultant.
He was a lifelong member of the Edward M. Hardy
Bible Club and a former deacon of the First Presbyte-
rian Church in Virginia Beach. He was a member of the
Virginia Beach Sports Club as well as a member and
past president of the Virginia Beach Host Lions Club.
He was also among one of the original members who
organized the Virginia Beach Auxiliary Police, rising
to the rank of major.
Services were Nov. 23 in Virginia Beach. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the Virginia Beach
Lions Club, 1325 Chewink Court, Virginia Beach VA
23451. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by son James E. Lee Jr. of Cortez;
daughter Nancy Simpson; brother David Litchfield;
four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Betty A. Montgomery
Betty A. Montgomery, 49, of Bradenton, died
Nov. 21.
Born in Medford, Mass., Ms. Montgomery came
to Manatee County from Somerville, Mass., in 1994.
She was a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker and
Wagner Real Estate in Holmes Beach. She was a
manager at Tradewinds and Tortuga Inn in
Bradenton Beach.
Private services will be held at a later date. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by sister Ruth of Bradenton and
friend and business partner Mary Maciel.

Aaron VanOstenbridge
Former Holmes Beach City Commissioner
Aaron VanOstenbridge died last week in Sylva,
N.C., at the age of 71. He was a retired building con-
Mr. VanOstenbridge served two terms as a Holmes
Beach city commissioner in the early 1980s, and was
one of the original volunteer firemen for the Island.
He moved to Bryson City, N.C., following his re-
Survivors include wife Jule; son Ron of Bradenton;
daughter Shirley Esposito of Palmetto; one brother;
four sisters; four grandchildren; and three great-grand-
Funeral services were in North Carolina.
The flag at the Holmes Beach City Hall flew at
half-mast Nov. 27 in honor of VanOstenbridge.

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The Terrace grand opening
scheduled Friday
The Terrace is a completely renovated property at
the corner of old Gulf Drive and East Bay Drive in
Holmes Beach consisting of six townhouse-style con-
dominiums which now reflect the Island lifestyle.
Developers Bob Barlow and Joe Ungvarsky, both
veterans of the construction trade and residents of Anna
Maria, have added numerous amenities to the property.
Two units are currently available at discounted pre-
completion prices and -the remaining four units will be
priced and released for sale at the Nov. 30 grand opening.
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trally located on the Island near the Anna Maria Island
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Monday Painters will show
at library in December
Works of the Monday Painters, an informal art
group, will be exhibited during December at the Island
Branch Library.
Nancy Sullivan, as near leader of the group as its
members' independence permits, said the artists have
met in many venues but have settled into a "home" at
Cafe on the Beach for the past four seasons.
They meet sometime around 10 a.m., paint indoors,
outside on the patio or on the beach, break for lunch,
then paint some more until it seems time to call it a day,
maybe midafternoon, she said.
There are 15 to 20 regulars during the season, she
said, dwindling to half a dozen during summer.
It is a non-instructional gathering, she noted, with
informal critiques of one another' works. Any me-
dium is encouraged. Further information may be ob-
tained by calling 753-6130.
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. It opens at-10 a.m. daily except Sunday, clos-
ing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Longboat event Tuesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will host
a "Business After Hours" reception at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 4, at the Chart House restaurant, 201 Gulf of Mexico
Drive on the south end of the key. Reservations may be
made and details obtained at 387-9519.

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Island Players 'fun and mystery' opens Nov. 30
The Island Players of Anna Maria and co-producer AA Electric S.E. present "Smoke and Mirrors" by Will
Osborne and Anthony Herrara Nov. 30 through Dec. 9. Bill Nixon as Sheriff Lumpkin makes his point with a
gun to Jerry Finn as Hamilton Orr, left, Mona Upp as Barbara Orr, seated, Bob DeCecco as Clark Robinson
and John Durkin as Derek Coburn. The Island Players is located at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria. Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinees, which start at 2 p.m. There are no
performances on Monday. Tickets are $14 each. For information, call 778-5755.

'Village of Arts' exhibit opening
at league's gallery
The first "Village of the Arts" show will open Fri-
day, Nov. 30, with a reception at the Anna Maria Island
Art League gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
The reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The
exhibit will continue through Jan. 2.


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Christmas luncheon, program
set by Annunciation women
Reservations must be made by Monday evening,
Dec. 3, for a luncheon and Christmas program planned
for Thursday, Dec. 6, by the women of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation.
The event will follow a 10:15 a.m. meeting and
will be in the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
An Advent program titled "The Candles of Christ-
mas" will be presented and Jeanne Dwan will read
"The Christmas Story."
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained at 778-1638.


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Wednesday, Nov. 28
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Scholastic "Books are Magic"
Book Fair at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Julie Barth, 778-
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Flu and pneumonia shots
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee ap-
12:30 to 3:30p.m. -Duplicate Bridge Group afternoon
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: Barbara Parkman,
778-3390. Fee applies.
5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce business card exchange at Chapae Boutique,
119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-

Thursday, Nov. 29
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Scholastic "Books are Magic"
Book Fair at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Julie Barth,

Friday, Nov. 30
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Scholastic "Books are Magic"
Book Fair at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf
Drive. Holmes Beach. Information: Julie Barth, 778-
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Holiday Celebration" exhibit
opens at Island Gallery West. 5568 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6648.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. -- "Village of the Ais" show v ec( p
tion at the Anna Maria Island Art League gallery. 531
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
6 to 10 p.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church's Christ-
mas Pot-Luck Dinner and Dance at St. Bernard's ac-
tivity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Bring
a side dish, salad or dessert. For tickets: 778-4769.
8 p.m. Island Players of Anna Maria present "Smoke
& Mirrors" at the Island Players theater, corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information: box

office, 778-5755.

Saturday, Dec. 1
10 a.m. -Sarasota Flight Club Patriotic Kite Fly at the
Manatee County Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: Jim Shipley, 778-7600.
10 a.m. Privateers Christmas parade beginning at
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City, proceeding down
Pine Avenue to Gulf Drive, then to Palm/Marina drive
to Gulf Drive, Manatee Avenue to East Bay Drive and
through to Gulf Drive all the way to Coquina Beach.
Santa visit at Coquina. Parade registration and infor-
mation: 779-2306.
10 a.m. to noon Art demonstrations by Cecy
Richardson and Nancy Law at Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. -Canine Christmas Festival at G.T.
Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
755-3507. Donation applies.
10:30 a.m. Wild bird rescue training class at Pelican
Man Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
6 p.m. Anna Maria Island Christmas Lighted Boat
Parade, beginning at Bimini Bay to the Rod & Reel
Pier, followed by fireworks at the Anna Maria City Pier.
Information: 778-3907 or 778-2200.
8 p.m. Island Players of Anna Maria present "Smoke
& Mirrors" at the Island Players theater, corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information: box
office, 778-5755.

Sunday, Dec. 2
Noon -Tree trimming luncheon at Tingley Memorial
Library, 111 Second Street N.. Bradenton Beach.
RSVP: 779-1208. Bring a dish to share.
21p.m. --island Players of Anna Maria present "Smoke
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or,:'.'; an Pi'-e ,inue n Anna Marn". Inform on: 'ox

V\ornday, Dec. 3
10:15 a.m.- Journalist Vin Mannix will speak at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 761-9036.
6p.m. -Artist's Guild of Anna Maria Island Christmas
meeting at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. "The Sunshine Girls"
of Bradenton will perform. Information: 778-6694.
7:30 p.m. -"America, Russia, Terrorism and Islam -

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Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811.

Tuesday, Dec. 4
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce Business-After-Hours meeting at the Chart
House restaurant, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Bring an ornament reflecting your business. Infor-
mation: 381-9519. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players of Anna Maria present "Smoke
& Mirrors" at the Island Players theater, corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information: box
office, 778-5755.

Wednesday, Dec. 5
7.30 a.m. Pier Regulars buffet breakfast at the Pier
Restaurant, Anna Maria City Pier. Information: Frank
Almeda, 778-7062.
Noon -Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island annual
Christmas charity luncheon to benefit the Hacienda
Girls Ranch at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
5 to 7 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce Christmas party and business card exchange at
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast, 5626 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Christmas gifts will be raffled. Informa-
tion: 778-1541.
6 to 9 p.m. -"Return of the Red Snapper" lecture at
Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information and registration: 388-4441
ext. 229. Fee applies.
8p.m. -Island Players of Anna Maria present "Smoke
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Dec. 6.
- Frank Cunningham book signing at Circle Books,
Dec. 7.
* Holiday open house, downtown Holmes Beach mer-
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* Winterfest crafts show, Holmes Beach, Dec. 8-9.
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Missing bus sign mystery solved in Holmes Beach

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Area Transit bus signs at bus
stops in Holmes Beach were removed by the city about
three years ago, said Mayor Carol Whitmore, and no-
body has complained or even mentioned their disap-
pearance until now.
The "mystery" of the missing signs came up Nov.
15 at a meeting of the Manatee Trolley Marketing
Committee, a group of Island residents and officials
looking at promotional opportunities for the trolley.
MCAT marketing manager Susan Hancock said
some cities had "removed the signs," and "went with-
out." This "lack of continuity has caused a problem for
some tourists, special needs riders, etc.," she said in a
letter to all Island city governments, mayors and com-
missioners on Nov. 16.
"At some point in the past, many of our bus stop signs
were removed and not returned to us, and we cannot af-
ford to have this happen again," said Hancock.
But Island cities can't "go without" if they want the
trolley to stop in their city, Hancock indicated.
"We need to place a uniform 'Trolley Stop' sign at
each trolley stop, in order to have the service," accord-
ing to the Florida Department of Transportation, con-
tinued Hancock in her letter.
Hancock stopped short of saying "No trolley sign,
no trolley," but told each Island city government
MCAT needs a letter stating that trolley signs "will be
allowed to remain in place to give notice of the service
to the public."

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the road. City commissioners voted to approve just
a single sign at each of the nine trolley stops in the

MCAT will purchase the signs and be responsible
for their installation and maintenance, she said.
Whitmore said the removal of the signs occurred
early in her administration after her election in 1998.
The signs were removed to minimize the excess
"signage" problem in Holmes Beach, she said.
"We've never had a problem" and there have been

The Pier Regulars, a loose-knit outfit of fishermen
and conversationalists from around the Island, are get-
ting ready for the annual Christmas lunch Saturday,
Dec. 15.
It will be back at the Anna Maria City Pier again
this year, returning from the Rod & Reel Pier where it
held forth while the "home pier" was being rebuilt.
Frank Almeda, who has been president of the Pier
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A letter stating the Anna Maria position was
sent to Hancock and she quickly cleared up the
matter with City Commissioner Linda Cramer,
Hancock said.
An MCAT clerk apparently gave Anna Maria
resident Glenn Newman the wrong information
about the number of signs needed for each trolley
stop, Hancock said.

"no complaints" from anyone that the bus stop signs
were gone, she said. "Everyone knows where the bus
stops are."
Whitmore said she doesn't anticipate any problem
in Holmes Beach with providing MCAT with the re-
quested letter from the city approving a sign for each
trolley stop.

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Frank Kelly, whose artwork is still coveted on the Island
and elsewhere in the country, Almeda pointed out.
They met at Fast Eddie's restaurant for many years,
he recalled, at a round table he and others arranged
there. "They were all guys who came to fish off the pier
or just to talk with each other," he said.
Almeda, as president, some years ago broke the
gender bar and welcomed women into the august pres-
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Take 50 turkeys, hundreds of kids, 25-cent
hotdogs, Santa Claus ... and you get a whole lot of fun
and happiness.
That's the Family Fun Day at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Saturday, Dec. 15. Planning for an
event of that size is complicated, the Center allowed, but
it's all well in hand and about to be finalized.
It's a new Center event that long-time Center
champions Chuck and Joey Lester are sponsoring, and
they call it "an old-fashioned family gathering of the
Anna Maria Island family."

It is strictly family oriented, with a list of activities
and attractions that assure maximum enjoyment for
everyone. And that's who it's for, "absolutely every-
one on the Island."
It will start at 11 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. It's free,
not being a fundraiser for the Center or anyone else.
Just a "fun-raiser," the Lesters said.
There will be shows and performances, music,
raffles, games, rides, food everything needed to
make it a fun day "just like old times," Lester said.
Hotdogs and hamburgers will sell for the old-time
prices of a quarter and half a dollar, respectively.

High on everyone's raffle list will be 50 Christmas
turkeys, the big-screen TV donated by The Islander,
"packaged fixin's" for 100 holiday dinners, plus doz-
ens more big and small prizes.
As for games, there will be bingo, a ball toss, moon
walk, dunk tank, rides of great variety, and dozens
more attractions. Santa Claus will be much in evidence
upon his arrival at 2 p.m. by fire truck.
The Lesters stressed again that it is a Family Fun
Day intended for the entire community all three Is-
land cities' residents, officials, school representatives,
parents, kids, grandparents are welcome.
They're expecting everyone!

Needy get Christmas courtesy of Chiles group

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Ninety-seven families will have the kind of Christ-
mas they otherwise wouldn't get this year, thanks to the
Chiles restaurants and their staffs.
It will be the eighth edition of the annual Lawton
Chiles Christmas for Kids, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Beach House restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
It is in memory of the late Florida governor and
U.S. senator, whose son Ed owns the Beach House, the
Sandbar in Anna Maria City and Mar Vista on
Longboat Key.
The staffs of the restaurants will donate all of one
day's tips to the event, and Chiles will match that and
quit a bit more, said Patti McKee, who is coordinat-
ing the party for the Chiles operation.
''Tips for Tots," the staff donations, probably will
occtr during the second week of December, she
guessed. That usually means $300 to $400.
She said 97 families are coming to the party, the
most ever. They will bus to the Island from Palmetto,
where A Growing Place daycare center recommended
ther4 as recipients.
McKee and other staff members have been trekking
to ValMart on days off to buy supplies and gifts for the
you gsters. The selections are based on "wish lists" filled
out At the daycare center providing age, name, sizes and

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the toy each would like to receive from Santa Claus.
"WalMart is really good to us," McKee said. "We
come out of there with shopping carts loaded. Now we
have to keep track of who gets what sizes."
Each youngster will get clothing, new shoes and a toy.
They'll also get a super lunch at the Beach House.
There will be gimes, too, and Santa will distribute the
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"One teacher said that without this party, there would
be no Christmas for those children," McKee said.
"It's sad that this is needed, but we're so glad we're
able to do it."
In addition to the restaurant staff and Chiles, local
businesses, vendors and many individuals donate funds
to make the party work. There is still plenty of time to
help the cause with donations, McKee said. Just let her
know at 778-1696.

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Food, discipline topics at IMS Parent Advisory Council

Among the many topics discussed at the recent
Island Middle School Parent Advisory Council meet-
ing, the school lunch program and student disciplinary
program remained at the top of parental concerns.
IMS Director Jeanne Shell had good news to report
to parents regarding the school's disciplinary program.
Recently, the staff redesigned the old "punch card"
system, creating a new system that reinforces positive
In the past, students carried "punch cards" which
teachers and faculty would punch with a hole puncher
anytime the student behaved inappropriately. These
cards were meant to be brought home each week for a
parent's signature.
Shell told parents that the old system focused on
negative behavior, therefore a new positive approach
is being taken.
Students have been assigned new color-coded
cards based on past behavior. There are four levels (red,
yellow, blue and green) in which students are placed.
Students work their way up the behavior scale to the
next color level, red being the lowest and green the
During the week students receive a star-shaped
hole punch for each positive action they take and are
given a "0" for each negative action. Students remain
at each color level for two weeks before being re-evalu-
ated and moved to another level.
Shell reminded parents that a student can be asked
to leave IMS based on poor behavior and attendance.
One student was recently dismissed for being absent 24
out of 66 school days, and according to Shell, when the
student did attend, most of his or her time was spent in
time-out from class.
Shell currently has a list of nine other students who
could be asked to leave if their behavior does not improve.
"The kids are wonderful," said Shell. "Some just
make not-so-good choices. We hope this new system
will be an incentive for students to be the best they can
be and we feel good about it."
Part of the incentive for students is the privileges
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school, but are also allowed privileges such as order-
ing a la carte lunch items.
King Middle School provides the daily lunches for
IMS, however parents and students have voiced re-
quests to change the lunch program.
Shell is interested in continuing a search for an al-
ternative to the current lunch program with the help of
parents and local restaurants.
Currently, school lunches are ordered from King
Middle School and IMS secretary-registrar Mary Beth
Morgan picks them up and delivers them to the stu-
Shell says that approximately half of the students
presently order lunch from King, but that might change
if the food provided improved.
Students have been complaining that they are still
hungry after lunch and parents are interested in having
meals provided that they know their kids will eat.
Shell told parents that students have also com-
plained about the freshness of the food brought to them
from King. "Kids notice the dates on packaged foods,
and if the bread is old or the lettuce in their salad is
turning brown."
IMS is still interested in working with Island res-
taurants to provide hot, nutritious and filling food for
students. However, the school is working under a few
IMS must offer free and reduced-price lunches to
the students who qualify for them. Currently six stu-
dents receive free lunches and four students buy lunch
at a reduced price. The current cost to all other students
for lunch is $1.75 per day, but parents might be will-
ing to spend more than that for a catered lunch.
The school also has access to the kitchen at Island
Baptist Church, but only limited refrigeration, which
means that lunches would have to be picked up or de-
livered daily.
Parents at the PAC meeting suggested that the bur-
den on local restaurants to provide low-cost lunches to
the school might be eased if several establishments
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might agree to cater lunch one day a week, instead of
one restaurant providing meals every day.
"We want to give kids a variety and they want fresh
food and more of it," said Shell. "We can't force every
child to eat a balanced meal, but we have to offer them
a balanced meal."
Parents in attendance at the PAC meeting agreed
to keep looking for a solution.
In other news, the school's first fundraiser, the
Trash and Treasure Sale, made a net profit of $1,481.
A new fundraising idea was placed on the table by
Shell. The school has 100 T-shirts printed with the
school logo for the students to wear during public per-
formances. Shell gathered parents' input on selling the
extra T-shirts to the community for a marginal profit.
Language arts teacher Mary Mazza has begun
working with the student yearbook staff, but a parent
sponsor is still needed to help with this project.
IMS recently purchased $15,000 worth of software
designed to test each student's abilities in the core cur-
The new software indicates a student's strengths
and weaknesses within a subject and alerts teachers to
the student's individual performance level.
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who are working above or below average in math, sci-
ence, English or social studies.
"We believe in making the curriculum fit the child,
not the other way around," said Shell.

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Ringing in the season
The All Island Denominations Thanksgiving ecumenical service was held at Roser Memorial Community
Church Wednesday evening. The Island's churches were represented at this service of prayer, music and
readings. Performing here are the Roser "Ringers" and choir. The offerings for the service went to the annual
AID scholarship fund, which last year awarded $750 scholarships to three college students.

Create a stained-glass garden
Glenn LeFevre will teach Islanders how to create
a 16-inch round stepping stone for yards and gardens ,-
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center's stained-
glass class.
Participants will learn how to cut and grind glass
as well as polish and grout their work.
The cost of each two-session class is $15 for mem-
bers and $20 for non-members. There is also an addi- '
tional $35 fee for materials.
The class will be offered Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to' -
12:30 p.m. .
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city's clock tower on Thanksgiving night. Holiday
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School kids

adopt a grandparent
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Pick your grandpa? At Anna Maria Elementary
School, you bet.
Fifth-graders from the Island's elementary school
adopted a grandpop this week as part of the school's
year-long Adopt-A- Grandparent program.
The students adopted a grandad from the Anna
Maria Island Kiwanis Club and each student and the
new grandpop ate lunch together, discussed school
events, and basically got to know each other. Monday's
theme for grandads and their adoptive kids was "Get-
ting to Know You."
School counselor Cyndi Harrison said the grand-
mothers come to the school on the third Monday of
each month followed by the grandfathers the next
Monday. Grandmothers meet with an adoptive third-
"The program has become very popular and the
students and the grandparents really have fun together.
It's a great way to learn," she said.

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Valentines, Turn Around Day (April Fool's Day), and
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Island Middle School in need of volunteers

The Island Middle School is looking for more
adults, especially students' parents, to volunteer time
at school functions.
Parents are required to volunteer 50 hours per
school year as part of their child's enrollment in the
Tracy Thorne of the Parent Advisory Committee
raised her concern that the same parents continually
volunteer, but all parents need to fulfill their 50
There are several ways for parents to help out
and Thorne is confident that there is something to fit

Anna Maria Elementary

School menu
Monday, Dec. 3
Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Fresh
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
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Wednesday, Dec. 5
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Tacos or Chicken Wings with Roll, Sweet
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Thursday, Dec. 6
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick with Syrup, Yogurt,
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Parents can donate supplies, volunteer as cross-
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project or assist in the cafeteria during lunch.
Director Jeanne Shell said that several half-day
and full-day field trips are coming up as well as a
holiday dance in December.
Attending the monthly Parent Advisory Council
meeting also counts as volunteer time for parents.
Parents are also reminded to sign the volunteer log
book in the school's administrative office so that
Thorne can accurately keep track of volunteer hours.
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Islander fights adversity through photography

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
From Saudi Arabia to Anna Maria has been a long
and terrible journey for Christian Ulanch, and it's still
far from over.
Thanks to photography, he has an added incentive
to keep moving. That doesn't make it any easier, of
course, given the nasty blows fate and chemicals and
his own government have dealt him.
Thirty now, he lives with his parents in Anna Maria
City, which he and his parents agree is the ideal place,
where Chris can ride his wheelchair near the beach and,
with luck, get around in an electric cart.
Wherever he goes, however he gets there, he takes
pictures. Limited to roads and walkways, he has devel-
oped a sharp eye for a photographable scene: He has
one of Roser Memorial Community Church, for ex-
ample, that is outstanding. And others from around the
Island, mostly the north end.
The motive for his journey to Anna Maria began in
1995 in Saudi Arabia, where the U.S. Marine Corps
assigned him to a crew cleaning war materiel after its
use in the Gulf War. No one knows, or at least no one
will admit, how much of what chemicals those marines
washed off that equipment, but it was there and it
turned awful for many.
Back home in Michigan after Marine Corps ser-
vice, he went back to college and the studies that were
interrupted by his military service. He had been an
outstanding athlete in high school, a pole vaulter and
hurdler who ran five miles a day and skied and skated
in the winter.
He was on a snowboarding hill with friends when
he went into convulsions that the ski patrol thought was
a drug problem. Two hospitals later, a neurosurgeon di-
agnosed his problem: A burst blood vessel next to his
brain stem.
He was in a coma, paralyzed, and the experts said
he would never move again.
"I was out for two weeks, then in and out for six
months," he recalled in Anna Maria. "I couldn't eat or
see but I could breathe without help."
He was treated at a private rehabilitation hospital,
then a Veterans Administration facility. Then a grand
mal seizure, a critical setback.
His father, Dennis, is sure the war chemicals com-
bined with the 30 or 40 protective shots his outfit got

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in Saudi are to blame. The VA, Defense Department
and the rest of government denied war chemicals were
responsible, but the'VA finally agreed to help him. And
it continues to do so.
A long, and still ongoing, rehab has followed. He
is better, his right side still only partly functioning,
medication to prevent further seizures making him
somewhat hazy, but all in all a complete man who just
can't do everything he used to do.
His parents decided to move to a better climate. His
mother Alice was in sales for the Royal Caribbean
cruise line and father Dennis traveled the country train-

ing people in the use of conveyor systems airports,
postal service, warehouses and so on. She gave up her
job, he can do his from anywhere.
Chris had been an artist, too, a pointillist making
art with tiny dots. That was out, for his hands couldn't
handle it these days.
And he had taken pictures, thousands of them,
mostly in Hawaii where he was stationed pre-Saudi. He
took it up and kept it up, with excellent results that may
be seen on the walls of the Anna Maria Island Coffee
Co. on Pine Avenue.
It was frustrating for a long time, for one hand
doesn't do everything it's supposed to do and that
meant darkroom work was out of the question.
Then along came digital photography, which
doesn't use film or darkrooms and instantly shows
what's been shot, so it can be printed or canceled and
"Digital is a real blessing to me," Chris said. "I
can't imagine going back to film."
He doesn't have to go back, not to any of the old
situation. He speaks well. He can eat, maybe too well,
he admits to 250 pounds, recalling that it used to take
two hours to eat a bowl of mashed potatoes. He can
walk limited distances. His balance is slowly returning.
And he can take those pictures.
That's prominent on his "what's next" list. He'd
like to get more of Anna Maria Island in his viewfinder,
so he would like to be allowed to move around in a golf
cart but law enforcement officers told him that's for-
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sisters and a whole regiment of other helpful people,
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dinner and lunch tomorrow. Snapper were so plentiful
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them for selling out to the carpetbaggers when they
could make enough to ensure their future and that of
their children?
Successive island/city municipal governments con-
tinued to give more and more building permits and
variances to the endless stream of fast-talking develop-
ers who showed up in their Brooks Brothers suits with
latest high-fashion condo, hotel or shopping center
project, while paying lip service to the concept of pro-
tecting the municipality from overdevelopment.
"What's wrong with a little development?" the
municipal governments said. All we're doing is mak-
ing sure we get enough money to pick up your garbage,
give you water, build you a park, get a proper police
force and fire department and protect our citizens.
What's wrong with bulldozing a few hundred
acres of prime Florida beach and pine trees to make
room for a condo or hotel? What's wrong with fill-
ing in half the bay and destroying a mangrove
swamp and pine forest to create a new subdivision?
Look at the tax base we're building!
Some of the beleaguered islanders/city dwellers
didn't want to sell their land and tried to fight city hall,
but they soon learned that government's attitude was:
"If you're not part of the solution, you must be part of
the problem. This is progress," they were told.
More and more people from up north wanted a
slice of the Florida dream and developers wanted to
help them realize that dream. Life was good on a bar-
rier island/city and municipal governments said so.
Yes, life was good, but not good forever.
Gradually, all the Australian pines were torn down,
the shell parking lots got paved over, the natural plants
and shrubs that dotted the shore were replaced with im-
ports, the beach got smaller every year, the mangroves
were dug.up, the fish disappeared, the old Florida-style
homes and shops were razed for condos, and the fast-
food chains and neon glitzy T-shirt shacks swarmed
like ants over a spilled snowcone.
New bridges to the mainland and adjacent barrier
islands were built and traffic increased so much every

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By the early 1990s, the island had all the ambiance
of a glue factory in South Dakota.
Quaint had given way to greed.
The old-timers moved out, heading north, south or
east in search of any island that still retained some of
the old flavor of undeveloped Florida. They had
learned they no longer had control of their own destiny
as a succession of municipal governments had sold
their birthrights and the Florida dream to the best talker
or highest bidder. In some cases, it was for those who
had the biggest checkbook.
In perhaps the world's record for ignorance and
greed by any municipal government, the Clearwater
Beach City Commission whoops, did you think I
was talking about some other island? in 1968 voted
to sell an entire untouched, city-owned barrier island of
50 acres called Sand Key to U.S. Steel for $5 million.
The city had been given the island in perpetuity by the
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maintain it as a public park for boaters and bathers. -
But the government of the day was lazy or so
we thought,- and didn't want to spend the money to
keep it as a natural park with more than a mile of white
sand beach, fishing inlets on the bay side, nature pre-
serves, campgrounds, etc. So they sold it. They sold
what had been given to the city for free so they could
rid themselves of the problem of maintaining it.
The public outcry was so great over the next year that
commissioners eventually bought back five acres from
U.S. Steel for $10 million, just to keep voters happy. So
the commissioners lost 45 acres of the public's land and
$5 million of public money on the deal. Duh!
Then we found out that three of the five commis-
sioners had each accepted a $10,000 bribe from U.S.
Steel to vote for the sale. One of those commissioners
was George Brumfield, my Boy Scout troop leader.
And that's how the beautiful untouched island f
knew as Sand Key when the only way to get there
for the beach party was by borrowing dad's boat and
telling your parents you were going fishing became
high-rise condo/hotel heaven. Just another Collins
Drive in Miami Beach, another Gait Ocean Mile in Ft.
Lauderdale, one more Marco Island imitation.
Drive to Clearwater Beach someday and you may
find the small little park that is all that remains of the is-
land of Sand Key, somewhere down by the south end of
the new six-lane bridge and in between the 50-story con-
crete monster condos and the Sheraton Hotel. Stone gray
monuments to man's greed and everlasting stupidity stand
like the remnants of some nuclear holocaust along the
shores of what once was a pristine and natural Florida
beach, one that should have been there forever.
The fish have disappeared, the bay is polluted,
more boaters than cars are out on Sunday, traffic is
backed up to the mainland every weekend, loud raun-
chy music blares from all the biker bars, the endless
supply of gift shops are full of Made in China junk,
hookers walk the streets, and the crime rate has soared.
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Community Center basketball league set to start play

Basketball is back in season at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, with play set to start on Mon-
day, Dec. 3. The league is set for players ranging in
ages from 5 up to 16 with a 5-7 instructional league,
Division III (age 8-9), Division II (10-11), Division I
(12-13), and the Premier league for players age 14-16.
Following are division capsules complete with pre-
dictions for the season. Rosters are not yet set in the
Premier league as the Center awaits signups from the
Police Athletic League and the Bolletierri Basketball
Academy. Consequently, there will be no predictions
for the top league. The 5-7 instructional league is non-
competitive and a lot of the players are in their first
year, so there's no predicting that.
The Division III (8-9) league comprises four
teams: Danziger Allergy & Sinus, Duncan Real Estate,
Island Survey & Map and Larry Pearson Air Condi-
tioning (LPAC).
LPAC looks to be the team to beat with Justin
Dearlove fresh off a championship in the G.T. Bray
basketball league leading the way. He is supported by
Brooke Fitzgerald, Sarah Howard, Stephen Orlando,
Breanne Richardson, Forest Schield, Daniel Janisch
and Nick Tankersly.
LPAC's primary competition should come from
Island Survey & Map led by Joey Hutchison and Chris
and Kevin Callahan. Others on the team include Kyle
Crum, Vajra Morano, Max Staebler, Allyson Titsworth
and Nash Thompson.
Duncan Real Estate, led by Garrett Secor and Kyle
Sewall, and Danziger Allergy & Sinus, led by Tommy
Price, Dylan King and Chandler Hardy, should follow
in the standings.
Division II, which might be the most competitive
division, has five teams battling it out for the title:
Accute Care Team, A-Paradise Realty, Island Spirits,
Marco Polo and Sign of the Mermaid. There are a trio
of teams that should make a run foi" the title led by Sign
of the Mermaid.
The Mermaid features accomplished players like
Jarrod McKenzie, Tyler Schneerer and Ian Douglas.
Other contributors on the Mermaid team include Clay
Barlow, Catie Carden, Joseph Karasiewicz and C.J.
Their primary competition should come from ei-
ther the Island Spirits or Marco Polo. The Spirits are led
by Tyler Fitzgerald, Jordan Graeff and Broderick West.
Other team members include Sarah Patt, Hillary Pow-
ers, Ann Staebler and Kyle Swartzendruber. Marco
Polo boasts Dylan Mullen and sister Danielle along
with Madison Easterling, and should contend if Dylan
can get significant contributions from teammates John
Jacob Orr, Christian Evangelista, Terra Cole and Jus-
tin Anton.
A sleeper team in Division II might be the Acute
Care team led by Jordan Sebastiano, Scottie Steenstra
and Celia Ware. Other team members include Zach
Meshes and Dana Slowey. A-Paradise Realty is an-
other team that can't be overlooked with players like
Charlie Woodson, C.J. Wickersham and Mickey
O'Bannon. They'll need contributions from those play-
ers, as well as Lauren Barth, Ashley Oberhofer, Kyle
Victor and Ian Beck to contend for the title.
Division I features five teams that will do battle for
the title. Air & Energy, Bryant's Recycled Treasures,
Galati Marine, Island Discount Tackle and Jessie's Is-
land Store. There are three teams that look like the class
of the league in Island Discount Tackle, Jessie's Island
Store and Air & Energy.
Island Discount Tackle looks to be the team with
the most balance. It features Greg Lowman and Joey
Mattay, who both have shown the ability to score,
while Matt McDonough gives them inside scoring.
Other team members include Spencer Carper, Zach
Schield, Anthony Rosas and Heather Howard.
Jessie's Island Store looks pretty strong as well
with an inside-outside combination in Steve Faasse and
guards Kevin Kirn and Jordan Pritchard. Other team
members include Shane and Tanner Pelkey, Amanda
Morano and Brad Milks.
Air & Energy has to be mentioned in the elite
teams simply because of the presence of Jeff
Wehling. Wehling, who has the ability to take over
a game, is equally adept at scoring from the inside
or outside. Much of A&E's success will depend on
whether another dependable scorer emerges from
the likes of Connor Bystrom, Ryane Carden, Chad
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Mikey Schweitzer.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures, which boasts Mark
Templeton and Chad Richardson, could sneak up on
some teams, as could Galati Marine, with players Sam
Lott, Nick Sato and Phelps Tracy.
Play gets under way Monday, Dec. 3, so get out
and catch a game. Check back at the end of the season
to see how accurate these predictions are.
The full schedule of games is pending, awaiting
anticipated involvement from Bolletierri and PAL.

Her-icanes win one, lose one
The Manatee High School girl's soccer Her-icanes
dropped a hard-fought 2-0 decision to Ft. Myers High
School Nov. 21 in Ft. Myers. Island resident and senior
defender Sarah Thomas earned man-of-the-match hon-
ors for her outstanding play in a game that saw the
MHS defense working overtime.
Thomas and freshman keeper Naomi Osborne
held the Green Wave scoreless until there were three
minutes left in the first half and Ft. Myers scored on

a corner kick.
Nov. 26 saw the Her-canes get back on the winning
track with a 6-1 victory over Bayshore High School at
Hawkins Stadium. The Her-icanes were led by juniors
Alex Bouziane and man-of-the-match Priscilla
Henriques, who scored two goals each, while Skyler
Purcell and Michelle DeSaulniers each notched one
Freshman keeper Osborne was a rock in the goal,
making six saves including one spectacular lay-out
save to deny Bayshore's Angela Sheehan.
The junior varsity 'Canes, coached by Islander Jeff
Nelson, defeated Bayshore 7-0 behind Alise Velardi's
two goals. Islanders who played in that game included
Katrina Rassmusen for MHS and Kelsey Bachman for
The win improves the Her-icanes' records, both
varsity and JV, to 3-1 on the season.
Next up is a district match with a strong Venice
team Friday, Nov. 30, at Manatee High School. Game
times are 6 p.m. for the JV and 8 p.m. for the varisty.
Get out and support the 'Canes!

Special reef license waits a year

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Short of signatures and time, the drive for a spe-
cial vehicle license plate to fund programs supporting
Florida reefs is taking a breather. It can't happen for at
least a year.
Bob Dunning of Mote Marine Laboratory said the
program was "snookered" by the state legislature's de-
cision to start its 2002 session earlier than usual.
A special license has to have the legislature's
approval, among many steps, Dunning said, and the
reef license was already hard pressed to meet the
deadline. The new deadline just shut the effort down
for now.
Dunning had collected 2,000 of the required
15,000 signatures of vehicle owners in Florida who
would be interested in spending the extra $25 for a
special license plate. Under the licensing rules, the sig-
natures have to be submitted to the Florida Department
of Motor Vehicles and Highway Safety 90 days before
the legislature convenes, along with an application for
the program.
The department studies them and, if it meets the
criteria for specialty tags, submits the proposals to the
"We would get a member of the House and one in
the Senate to introduce legislation for the license,"

Dunning said. "The legislation is drafted already" as
part of the campaign for the license.
Things were moving along all right, though not at
anything like a breakneck pace, with Dunning and his
supporters assuming they had until early December to
get the work done 90 days before the 2002 legislative
session opened March 22.
Along came redistricting, which the legislature,-
must tackle next year-- that is, drawing the borders of
every legislative district to assure that they all have
reasonably similar numbers of voters, based on the
2000 census.
That will take so much time and political energy
that the legislature plans an early start, said Dunning,
getting at it Jan. 22, 2002. Ninety days before that is
long gone, which just doesn't cut it.
So Dunning has dropped back and is re-forming
the effort, planning to spread its appeal across the state-
during the next 12 months or more. "We should be able
to do it," he said. "Our target is to have licenses on cars
about spring 2003."
The $25 above the usual license fee would go into
a trust fund established by Mote and administered by
a committee to be formed by Mote. It would judge
applications from Florida scientists or scientific insti-
tutions submitting projects for research, public educa-
tion or conservation of Florida reefs.

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Watch out for manatees; 4 trillion e-mails a year?

It's migration time on the Island: winter friends are
coming to their winter homes, real snowbirds white
pelicans are arriving by the flock and manatees are
moving to warmer waters for the cool season.
State officials warn boaters to be wary of manatees
during the migration. Most of the local sea cows seem
to head to the warmwater near power plant discharge
pipes in upper Tampa Bay near Apollo Beach, which
means there's kind of a manatee freeway in Anna
Maria Sound right about now.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission folks offer some tips to help you avoid marine
mammals during this particularly vulnerable time:
- Abide by posted boat speed zones.
Stay in marked channels.
Wear polarized sunglasses to improve vision -
yours, not the manatees'.
Give manatees plenty of space as they rest in
warm-water areas.
As you probably remember, manatees prefer wa-
ter temperatures above 68 degrees and, if exposed to
colder temperatures for prolonged periods, can become
sick or even die.
"If you boat near manatee congregation spots, or in
known manatee travel routes, please slow down to the
appropriate speed for the area you travel," a FWC
spokesperson said. "Scan the water near, or in front of,
your boat for any swirls that look like huge footprints,
a repetitive line of half-moon swirls, a mud trail or any
breaking of the surface by a snout or a tail. If you see
a manatee, give it plenty of room. The manatee may not
.be alone; it may have a calf or be traveling with other
manatees that are close by."
By the way, if you see an injured, dead, orphaned
or tagged manatee, or one that is being harassed, call
FWC law enforcement officers on VHF-Channel 16 or
by mobile phone at *FWC. The Resource Protection
Hotline number is 1-888-404-FWCC.

More natural problems?
You probably saw recent news reports involving
the problems Port Manatee officials are facing with
seagrasses in an attempt to expand berth facilities there.
Port officials want to expand three berths, widen
the channel and increase the size of the ship-turning
basin. To do so, they have to meet Florida Department
of Environmental Protection permit provisions to relo-
cate a little more than five acres of seagrasses.

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Seagrasses aren't like Bermuda grass you can't
simply flop a patch down on the bottom and expect it
to flourish. The port has dropped something like $2
million in trying to transplant seagrasses into the ap-
proved mitigation areas, with less than stellar results.
It appears that the old tried-and-true method of
painstakingly digging out one blade of seagrass at a
time and replanting it elsewhere works kinda OK, but
some of the more experimental programs are some-
thing of a no-go.
Without the seagrass mitigation, dredging of the
bay is also a no-go.
Remember all the debate about seagrass damage
during the megabridge administrative hearing? Con-
struction of the big bridge would have damaged several
acres of seagrasses. Florida Department of Transpor-
tation officials said they would simply mitigate the
seagrass loss by planting elsewhere in the bay.
DEP officials were called to testify on success rates
of replanting seagrasses. "Well, er, uh, sometimes it
works," the scientist on the stand stammered, adding
that they had pretty good results off an island not too
far into Tampa Bay with good flushing from the open
"Would the replanting work by the bridge from the
Island?" he was asked.
"Er, uh, maybe," was the official response. He told
me later that replanting there wouldn't work worth a
So let's see: you've got a seagrass planting project
that kinda worked in Tampa Bay with good, clear wa-
ter; a proposed project that probably wouldn't work at
the Anna Maria Bridge with fair water exchange; and
a project tucked way, way back in the bay that ....
Good luck.

'Digital depression'
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us up for more leisure. But it's just the opposite. All the
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Consider some of these numbers: there are about
4 trillion e-mails sent annually throughout the globe.
Yes, that is trillion with a "T." Executives spend about
two hours a day using e-mail. Employees send an av-
erage of 20 e-mails a day and receive about 30. And e-
mail volume has increased 600 percent in the past six
A friend who works for the government in Talla-
hassee says she feels fortunate when she can winnow
her e-mail down to less than 100; if she takes a few
days off, the e-mail queue can hit 300-plus.
No wonder there's a "digital depression" out there
among the office-working class.
I did a quick count among the folks here at The
Islander. Of the 14 more-or-less all-the-time employ-
ees, 10 have cell phones. All but one has a home com-
puter, and all of the computer users have e-mail.
Has all this "connectivity" made things easier?
Sure. I can go online today and, in a few minutes, get
information it would have taken hours to dig out in a
library a few years ago.
Is it making us more remote in our interpersonal
dealings? I think so. Some friends are going out of
town for a long weekend next month, and I agreed to
watch their house while they're gone. They gave me
their itinerary via e-mail rather than through a phone
call. The electronic posting is probably more accurate
and precise than a jotted note from the phone, but
somehow it seems kind of impersonal.
There's another element of e-mail that I can't help
but think is forgotten by many users: deniability. In a
phone call, if something isn't clearly stated it can be
clarified by a simple, "What do you mean?" In an e-
mail, it's there in black and white for all the world to
see, save, store and retrieve and pass along.
As one management consultant sums up all the
electronic communication, "Whatever tools you have,
if you don't know the process, you will still make mis-
takes only you'll do them at lightning speed these

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Here's a magical gadget right out of a Harry Pot-
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The thing looks like a video camera and is de-
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is about as you would expect for this time
of year. Mackerel are a good bet in the Gulf, kingfish
are still moving through a little farther out, grouper
action is picking up and snapper are still hungry. In the
backwaters, look for redfish, some keeper snook and
lots of catch-and-release trout.
Sheepshead are starting to show up, too.
Probably the only bad news is that red tide is still
scattered in Sarasota Bay, but at least the patches are
It's a good idea to bring several different types of
bait with you as you move inshore to offshore. Several
reports indicate that shrimp may be tastier than white-
bait for a number of species right now.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle said he's still catching mack-
erel in the Gulf in the mornings, moving to the bays in
the afternoon to catch those big reds.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle reports
lots of mackerel in the Gulf, plus a few tripletail for
anglers who want to take the time to look for them.
Flounder are being caught near the artificial reefs off-
shore, with kingfish still hanging around a little farther
out in the Gulf.
Capt. Eric Bergen on the Kattina said his char-
ters have been doing well with grouper not big ones
but lots of keepers. He's finding grouper moving closer
to the Island, too.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said red and gag grouper were their
best bets, most caught about 12 miles out in the Gulf.
Other action included bonita, mangrove snapper and
kingfish. The pair added that fishing is improving by
the day.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said snook
fishing is improving as the water cools. He's also get-
ting redfish every day on his backwater trips, but is
finding red,tide scattered through Sarasota Bay.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach is catching mackerel in the Gulf and
reds in the bays.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
shrimp are big and plentiful and popular with the wade
fishers targeting catch-and-release trout. He added
there are also some keeper snook near the mangrove
islands in the bays.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's putting his charters onto lots of big
catch-and-release trout on the seagrass flats, a few red-
fish and some sheepshead.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said grouper fishing is improving daily,
plus good catches of snapper: yellowtail, lane and
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are reports of some redfish caught in Terra Ceia
Bay. Snook action seems to be best in the mornings,
and whitebait is still available in Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching
snook, reds and sheepshead. He added that he's getting
better results using shrimp as bait than his usual white-
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Call Capt. Mike Heistand at 779-9607 to provide a
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may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Please include identification of persons in
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but doesn't have to do anything about?
That's a baby turtle. Or a manatee of any age.
Adopting a hatchling has become quite popular
since the program's inception last summer, said Suzi
Fox, who has the program well in hand.
"Everyone wants one," said the chief of Anna
Maria Island's Turtle Watch. "And why not? They're
wonderful, especially as surprise gifts. And it is won-
derful as a donation, too."
For $15, the donor gets a picture of the baby turtle,
a certificate of adoption, and the privilege of naming
the hatchling. And, far from least, the satisfaction of
helping preserve the endangered sea turtle species. As
Fox puts it, "You can give the gift of life to turtles and
a gift to a friend."
During the hatching season just ended, volunteers
had to excavate three nests at mid-hatch to save the ba-
bies from storms or other threats. They saved them, all
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Island real estate sales
531 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,006 sfla
3bed/3bath/lcar home built in 1968 on an 85x123 lot,
was sold 9/21/01, Nicholas to Mendonca, for $445,000.
109 10th St. N., Bradenton Beach, 113 Bay Winds,
a 3bed/2bath 937 sfla condo built in 1984, was sold 9/
24/01, Alexander to Zell, for $265,000; list $269,900.
113 Hammock Road, Anna Maria, a 56x113 lot,
was sold 9/28/01, Lane to Newnham, for $145,000; list
115 Hammock, Anna Maria, a 90x88 lot, was sold
9/28/01, Lane to Newnham, for $180,000; list
202 56th St., Holmes Beach, a fourplex of two
buildings at 984 sfla and 997 sfla built in 1956 on
150x117 lot, was sold 9/25/01, Cooper to Meilner, for
$350,000; list $365,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront 2bed/
2bath 1,179 sfla condo built in 1984, was sold 9/25/01,
Fernandes to Bernardi, for $475,000; list $475,000.
508 71st St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2bed/
2bath/lcar 1245 sfla home built in 1963 on a 100x92
lot, was sold 9/27/01, Slomba to Stewart, for $345,000;
list $339,000.
513 Kumquat, Anna Maria, a canalfrent 4bed/
3bath/3car/pool 2,334 sfla home built in 1998 on a
75x138 lot, was sold 9/27/01, Renk to Smith, for
$767,000; list $795,000.
521 74th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,625 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1960 on a 100x110 lot,
was sold 9/24/01, Belsito to Valadie, for $452,500.
522 68th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,200 sfla
3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1969 on an 80x110 lot,
was sold 9/24/01, Hugill to Guy, for $395,000.
750 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 1,236 sfla 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1958 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 9/28/01, Loudermilk to Tripp, for $315,000; list
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8404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a much remod-
eled 2,292 sfla 4bed/3bath/pool home initially built in
1962 on a 96x100 lot, was sold 9/28/01, Hoffman to
Falls, for $349,000; list $369,900.
2213 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 752 sfla home
built in 1953 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 10/26/01, Hovis
to Fox, for $205,000.
5008 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 4bed/2bath/2car
1,469 sfla duplex built in 1946 on a 100x90 lot, was
sold 10/24/01, Laade to Bettina, for $340,000; list
503 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,652
sfla 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1989 on a
73x100 lot, was sold 10/22/01, Embow to Folio, for
$520,000; list $599,000.
510 59th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,823 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1972 on a 90x141 lot,
was sold 10/25/01, Cooper to Laade, for $390,000; list
$350,000 [sic].
521 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,828 sfla
5bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1993 on a 75xl115
lot, was sold 10/22/01, Hinley to Posner, for $625,000;
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628 Dundee, a canalfront 1492 sfla 4bed/3bath/
2car home built in 1967 on a 95xl 15 lot, was sold 10/
23/01, Mischke to Slomba, for $450,000; list $459,900.
109 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,220 sfla
duplex built in 1935 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 11/2/01,
Brown to Walker, for $280,000.
1407 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 106 Coquina
Moorings, a bay front 1,225 sfla 3bed/2bath condo
built in 1982, was sold 10/31/01, Giacalone to
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600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
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6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 12 Westbay Point &
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was sold 11/2/01, Townsend to Costello, for $275,000;
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110 Sixth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a bayfront
1,542 sfla duplex built in 1912 on a 50x76 lot, was sold
11/5/01, Hamilton to Debaun, for $367,500.
125 Crescent, Anna Maria, a canalfront 4bed/
2bath/pool home built in 1963 on an 80x110 lot, was
sold 11/8/01, Centeno to Laade, for $249,900; list
210 56th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,456 sfla home
built in 1949 on a 93x117 lot, was sold 11/9/01, Deal
to Bumess, for $275,000.
3014 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, 4 Holmes Beach
Industrial Center, an 852 sfla commercial condo with
a bath, was sold 11/8/01, Glarner to Burke, for $75,000;
list $79,900.
331 Tarpon, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,868 sfla
3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1978 on a 72x110 lot,
was sold 11/8/01, Shary to Rauch, for $580,000.
410 Spring, Anna Maria, a 468 sfla lbed/lbath/
Icar home built in 1925 on 2 lots measuring 104x145,
was sold 11/9/01, Thomas to Pelham, for $200,000.
415 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 972 sfla
2bed/lbath/lcar 1/2 duplex built in 1972 on a 35x97
lot, was sold 11/7/01, Montag to Edwards, for
$162,000; list $169,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2001.


678 Key Royale Drive
3BP/2BA, great room, laundry room and two-car garage.
Recently remodeled, new roof, new windows, new A/C,
new carpet and tile throughout. Newly painted Inside.
Newly stuccoed and painted exterior.
Please call 778-6805 for appointment.

Advertising works fast in The Islander.

ANNA MARIA Exclusive turnkey furnished 3BR/2BA, covered deck,
enclosed lower level, two-car garage plus room for boat.$395,000.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA. Clubhouse, htd. pool, tennis. $124,900.
Room for pool. Furniture included. $324,900.
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
SUPERMARKET- Plus rental income and inventory. $3,150,000.
5400 GULF DRIVE I BR, Gulfviews (3 month min.)
1BR/1BA duplex (Jan. & Feb.)
2BR duplex (Jan., Feb., March)
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA newer home with elevator.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41 @aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com




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 de-
liver. 761-2344.

CHRISTMAS SALE: Christmas boxes, angels, gift sets,
jewelry. Regularly priced up to $16, now all $2. Niki's
Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

U.S. MINT SEALED BAGS of 100 Anthony dollars.
1979 and 1980 Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco.
$125 per bag. 792-4274.

CREDIT CARD MACHINE. Like new Verifone Tranz-
330, $95. 749-6433.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: Saturday, Dec. 1, 9am-
1pm. Christmas items, wood craft, bake sale, and
much more. Mount Vernon Clubhouse, 4701 Inde-
pendence Drive, West Bradenton. 792-3190.

halves! New crop. $6.95 lb., chocolate covered] $7.95
lb. Available at SunCoast Real Estate and The Is-
lander Newspaper located in the Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach. Proceeds benefit the Island
Players. For information call: 779-0202.

to meet other musicians interested in starting a
weekly jam. Rock, blues, folk, country, whatever.
Also, interested in song writing and recording. David,

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE for psychotherapist.
Great location, reasonable rent. For more informa-
tion, call 953-8515.

.aROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Wednesday,
9am-1 1am, donations only. Always sales racks. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

Dec. 1, 8am-2pm. Lunch served 11am-1 pm, $5 do-
nation. Gifts, treasures, jewelry, crafts, boutique,
bake sale, raffles, trash and treasure. Sunny Shores
Mobile Home Park, Off Cortez Road. at 115th Street
West and 38th Avenue. Busy Bees Women's Club.

2306 Canasta Drive .............................. $1.095.000
201 North Harbor Drive............................ 899.000
615 Ivanhoe Lane ......................... NEW S729,000
407 N. 20th Place......................... NEW S639.000
619 Ivanhoe Lane ......................... NEW S629,000
722 Key Royale Drive .............................. 569.000
608 Emerald Lane......................... NEW S525,000
Bradenton Beach Club ...................from S500,000
210 67th St........................ REDUCED! $399.000
Beachwalk Townhomes New Project .... from $434,900
411 Spring Ave ................................ NEW $380,000
2903 Gulf Drive.................................. NEW $369,000
4002 6th Ave. .......................................... 389,000
5619 Gulf Drive............................ NEW S349.000
"-- h Street ............................ NEW 5325.000
..ay Point & Moorings ........... NEW $319,000
- 710 North Shore lot ............................... $299,000
212 75th St................................... NEW S285,000
311 67th St.................................. NEW S229.500
2904 Gulf Drive lot.................... NEW $199,900
100 7th St. South......................... NEW $625.000
104 7th St. South ......................... NEW $S349.000
204 65th St................................... NEW $299,000
106 7th St..................................... .... $795,000
1 2418:90th St. NW ................................3.495,000 'L
IV' .,

TWO-HOUSE ESTATE/moving sale. Friday and
Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 8:30am-1 pm. 40 years
of treasures, dining room set and other pieces of fur-
niture, paintings, jewelry, china, appliances, house-
hold goods, clothing, etc. 676 and 678 Key Royale
Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: Saturday, Dec. 1, 7am-noon. Table,
beds, household, kid's stuff, decorating items and
more. 5604 Guava, Holmes Beach.

DEALERS AND NEIGHBORS rent a space for a huge
garage sale Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 in the
lot of Dolphin Plaza, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bring your own table, $10 for 2 days. 778-4451.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Dec. 1, 8am-1pm. Bunk
bed, couch with matching chair, dresser, clothes,
miscellaneous. 307 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

SUN PORCH/GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Dec. 1,
9am. Yak board, Yamaha keyboard, small dining
table with four chairs, computer desk, petite and
small-size clothing, books, kitchen stuff and miscel-
laneous. 122 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria.

DON'T MISS THIS SALE! Friday and Saturday,
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. 8:30am-4pm. Over 1,000
beautiful old and new Christmas decorations. 4-by-
8-foot wood siding, fishing poles, electric range,
furniture, dishes, nice clothing, sizes 12 and 3X.
4518 119th St. W., Cortez.

GARAGE SALE: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and
Dec. 1, 8am-3pm. Small appliances, craft supplies,
Christmas decorations, television, luggage. Church
of the Annunciation rectory, located at 45th and 2nd
streets, Holmes Beach.

CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.

DOGSITTING in my northwest Bradenton home.
Fenced yard, quiet, dead-end street. TLC. $15/day.

DACHSHUND adoption and
Shona at 761-2642

rescue (D.A.R.E.). Call
for information.



4BR/2BA pool home in central Holmes Beach.
One short block to the Gulf beach. Nicely remod-
eled with large Ovrap-around porch.

Asking $495,000

Bay View Building Lot

Watch the sailboats by day and the lights of
the Sunshine Skyway by night from this ex-
ceptional lot on the north end of Anna Maria,
57 by 110 ft. in area of fine homes. Don't miss
this chance of a lifetime to own in this pre-
ferred location. Just listed at $425,000.


9906 Gulf Drive

Visit our website at www.greenreal.com

STORAGE: Boat, trailer, motor home or car. Dry-
storage. In and out anytime. Also, wood-structure 24-
by-16-foot workshop available. 4518 119 St. W.,
Cortez. 761-7471.

1998 CHEVROLET S-10 pick-up. Five-speed,
loaded, like new, $6,500. Must sell. 387-7337.

1994 BUICK LASABRE LTD. Loaded and like new.
Estate sale, $6,900. 387-7337.

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

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else
in The Islander, 778-7978.

PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Captain
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

232-SPORT CRAFT with 305-Chevrolet block. Volvo
out-drive, dual prop. Well maintained. Good offshore
fishing boat. $6,600 or best offer. 778-3960.

Longboat Key sales office. Work from home or office.
Generous commission split. Call Ted for a confiden-,.
tial interview, 383-3840.

RECEPTIONIST: Full time, light typing, excellent
phone skills, friendly, outgoing and able to handle
front desk duties. Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

LITERACY MANAGER: Part-time for nonprofit lit-
eracy center in Bradenton. 798-9355 or 792-7765.

WANTED: Servers with fine dining experience. Call
Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

CHOICE GULF PROPERTY! Two parcels 100 by 100 ft. each and
more depth on north lot line with additional triangle piece. A
charming'2BR/1 BA cottage fronts the Gulf with a duplex on second
lot having 3BR/2BA second level plus large porch and garage and
2BR/1 BA first level. Great Gulf views! Rediscover this quaint Island
area. Lots of potential with this property. $1,750,000.

WHY SETTLE FOR LESS with an older remodeled Gulf front
home when you can have a brand new home on this gorgeous
lot! State and city approved building lot for a little more and
sometimes less if you plan additional changes to older home.
A lot with panoramic Gulf views, private beach and reduced
to $849,500.

"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250

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CERTIFIED PEST CONTROL operator for local land-
scape maintenance company. Fax resume to 383-9620.
COMPANION FOR ERRANDS and light housekeep-
ing. Four to six hours per week, adjustable, must
have driver's license and references. 778-1143.

HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, especially
breakfast. Apply in person at Rotten Ralph's Water-
front Restaurant, or call 778-3953.

meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
4 Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-

CARETAKER WANTED. Experience with the elderly
required. January through April, eight or more hours/
day. Write to LaVonne Moody, 4234 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key FL 34228.

Great bay view from this 2BR/
1BA turnkey furnished unit.
Heated' pool, clubhouse, deeded
Beach access. Short walk to just
-^ about everything! IB79194.
M $420,000 WOW! WHAT A
VIEW! Direct Gulffront, 2BR/
2BA condo in a well maintained
complex. Slate floor entry. Heated
pool, carport, utility area in unit. Close to everything.

1810 59th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com

LPNs: ACTIVE, DISABLED woman needs four-hours
morning care and weekend nights, 10pm-9am. Trav-
eling nurses also needed. 383-6953.

MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS- The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service

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. Senior discounts! Gift certificates
available. Call 778-9436, or cell 704-7662.

SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced, and
references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.

puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $15 per hour- free advice.

HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home. Choose
shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength protec-
tive shield. Call ESP Island Shutters. Licensed, in-
sured, free estimates. Call 778-2840

evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.

TODD LASOTA TILE and handyman service. Tile
work, painting, some electrical, appliance repair, au-
tomotive, maintenance, odd jobs, miscellaneous re-
pairs. Call 383-5623.

wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.

maintenance, including tree work, clean-ups, land-
scaping. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Call
Midwest Mowing at 779-0939.

arina Pointe

Realty Co.

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

in business tomorrow!
WATERFRONT HOME & LOT! One Loaded with merchandise ANj
acre plus 196 ft. waterfront on slip!
Intracoastal Waterway with extended and ready for a busy sea- storn
deep-water dock, 4BR home, plus build- son. Call Ron Cornette, pool
able lot with fabulous sunset views! 778-2246 for appointment, pet.
$865,000. MLS#75747. Call Anne $35!
Miller, 778-2246 or 792-6475 eves. Higc
941 778-2246 800 211-2323


5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
Fax: 941 779-2602
After Hours:
Larry Albert 725-1074
Greg Oberhofer 720-0932

New 5BR/3.5BA home. Deep-water canal access to
Tampa Bay. Maple cabinetry with granite
countertops. Ceramic tile and wood floors. Elevator.
New seawall. Immediate occupancy. $995,000.

TWO GREAT LOTS: 803 Gladiolus St., $340,000,
and 303 South Bay, $295,000.
Call today! 779-2580



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.



waterproofing. Residential/commercial. Life-time lo-
cal resident. Fully insured. 224-1560, cell.

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair
and restoring antique specialist. Island Upholstery.
121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.

commercial buildings. Pool decks and cages, drive-
ways and walks. Tile roofs and shingles (no pres-
sure). Free estimates. 756-0102.

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.

ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured. Pro-
fessional, experienced maids. Free estimates, gift certifi-
cates available. Call now; 727-9337 or 72-SWEEP.

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

NOTARY PUBLIC, civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or where ever.
Norman R. Veenstra. 778-5834.

JUDY'S HOLIDAY CLEANING. Fast, efficient, reli-
able. 779-0140.

NEED HELP? Retired police chief and Island resi-
dent offers to repair, paint, clean, etc., anything in
your house. No job too small. 778-4256.

Residential and condos. Free estimates. Experi-
enced, affordable, dependable and honest. Local
references. 545-5510.

CATERING! BARTENDER and/or server. Assist with
your dinner party. No party too small or large. Set-
up to clean-up. Formal or casual. 761-8135.

HOUSE CLEANING. Nine years experience. All Is-
land references, honest, dependable, permanent bi-
weekly or weekly, 792-3772.

STRANZ HAIR SALON. Manicure $12, pedicure
$25; by Della. 792-2874. 5139 Manatee Ave. W.,

CLEANING: Weekly or biweekly. Homes or condos.
Honest, reliable with references. Carol, 792-1104.

PHOTOGRAPHY. Holiday specials! Professional
wedding day photos, and glamour or family portraits
at reasonable rates. Gift certificates available. 704-
7283, .or 778-9436. www.hometown.aol.com/

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, 'clean-ups, tree trimming, hauling,
Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent references.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation 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, or 720-0770, cell.

GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell driveways.
Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully li-
censed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.

The Islander

419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

This newly listed 3BR/3BA,
waterfront beauty reflects
pride of ownership through-
out! Amenities include ce-
ramic tile floors in the kitchen,
S_ laundry and baths, an all white
....-- -Z "- 'a kitchen with pass-thru to the
sunny family room, new win-
dows, textured ceilings with
'crown moulding and a gorgeous front door of mahogany and beveled glass.
The sparkling swimming pool offers a new vaulted cage and there is a beau-
tifully landscaped back yard with coconut palms and citrus trees leading to the
deep, seawalled canal with boat dock and electric boat lift! Other features in-
clude an automatic sprinkler system, new seawall cap and a spacious double-
car garage with electric door opener. Priced at $650,000, including a preferred
one-year homeowner's warranty!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


MILES OF SANDY BEACH steps from this
charming beach cottage just one house from
the beach. The home is in excellent condition
and features beamed ceiling in living room and
built-in furniture. $650,000. Bob and Penny
Hall, 749-5981. 78952

and Longboat Key. Savor the sunsets and bird life.
Walk to private golf, tennis and fine dining at the pres-
tigious El Conquistador Country Club. $324,900.
Carol Greenwald, 748-6300. 78576
throughout this Palma Sola Bay front resi-
dence. Dramatic panoramic sunset view from
nearly every room. Sparkling pool and dock.
$2,250,000. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko, 713-1100. 78367

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,

COUNTRY ELEGANCE with great views of
lake from the pool. Two family rooms make this
a great home for a family. Everything is three-
years new. $329,000. Steve Georgie, 374-3632
or Chuck West, 374-3211. 78980
DOWNTOWN TWO-STORY 5BR, ideal for bed
and breakfast, restaurant, boutique, antique
shop, offices or downtown residence. Updated
plumbing. $250,000. Don Lewis, 308-7777.

, 4, ..486 0... .:..l ,. s.co,.

'Paradise ReIVB
pAradiserealty^com 778-4800
521GufDrv, 6ome ech L 417-80-3725

lands and Skyway Bridge from this stunnf hg
3BR/2BA home. Boat dock with davits and
huge lot. $879,000. Call Jane Grossman at 778-
4800 or 778-4451.

A i.. .

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

one block to the beach. Wonderfully up-
dated, would make a great "Bed and
Breakfast". Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaggs at 778-4800.

S SAT. & SUN. 12-4
prestigious Key Royale. 3BR/2BA luxury pool
with full cool deck. New appliances and A/C.
Large eat-in kitchen. Priced at $499,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.

each side. Excellent location, walk to beach nished with a dock. Front and rear decks.
or bay. $289,000. Call Ed Oliveira, 778-4800 Catch every breeze. $285,000. Call Ed
or 705-4800. Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.

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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
awn | Hauling By the cut or by the month.
v 1 ) We Monitor Irrigation Systems
_Established in 1983 _
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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Ucensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References

Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
Z Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 A

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CRules in effect for Manatee County:
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> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday.
SAddresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Sunday.der
Mullet Irrigationnot allowedfromLXL $0 a.m. to0 XXL $p.m.Irrigationwith12
treated waste water allowed any time.) and handling.
L Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they useek.
a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn
0 to wash!)
Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is allowed for ten
o minutes daily.
* >- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permitted any
* day. *
* Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Wa- *
* ter Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-

ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references. 778-
2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more
by Hunter Douglas and other major manufactur-
ers. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith
Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many Is-
land references, 15 years experience. 941-778-
3526 or 730-0516.

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: In-
terior/exterior painting, pressure washing and
wallpaper. For prompt, reliable service at reason-
able rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife

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

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

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

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and in-
stalled. Why pay retail? Island resident, many ref-
erences. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve
Allen Floor Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.

land resident, 25 years experience. Remodels,
new homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront.
#AR-0014004. 778-5560.

MASON with 25-years experience. Glass, block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired.
Cement repairs. Chris, 795-3034

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

STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $750/month, utilities not in-
cluded. 778-1345.

BEACHFRONT North Shore 2BR/2BA, newly re-
modeled, furnished stilt-home on beach. Incred-
ible panoramic view, great fishing. Available De-
cember-April. Minimum three-month rental.
$3,600/month. 778-3645.

ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially
3BR/2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate

AUTUMN SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, clean,
steps from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come. $298/week; $998/month, plus tax. Call 778-

furnished home, garage, laundry, dock, many ex-
tras. Available monthly/weekly. Open now through
Dec. 31. Call for cost and details, (813) 286-9814.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-
794-5980. www.divefish.com.

BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/2BA. Close to Rod and
Reel Pier. Available October through December.

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, security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Large screened lanai, carport,
washer/dryer hookup. 404 79th St., Holmes
Beach. Utilities plus, $850/month or $900/month
with lawn service. First, last, security. 794-9990, or
(703) 691-2526.

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

WATERFRONT BEACH HOME available all winter.
Turnkey furnished, upscale Key West style. Sweep-
ing panoramic views. Pets on approval. $2,300/
month. 794-5980. Website: www.divefish.com.

SEASONAL, NEW 2BR/2BA. Steps to beach.
$800/week or $2,600/month. Bark and Co. Realty,

1BA canalfront, elevated home. Upscale furnish-
ings, newly decorated. Private dock and just steps
to beach. Prefer seasonal renters. $2,500/month.
216 S. Harbor Drive. Call (813) 971-7999 day or
813-920-3845 evenings.

floor plan, ranch-style home. Kitchen, laundry, ga-
rage, lanai. Available Dec. 1 with security and ref-
erences. $1,350/month. Vinnie, 545-6118.

Maria. 2BR/2BA elevated. One block to beach.
Available now through April. (813) 251-9201.

ANNUAL NEAR BEACH 2BR/2BA with laundry
room and garage, $1,100/month. Also, 2BR/1BA
with laundry room, $975/month, and ground level
with nice large yard; both have new tile and paint
throughout. Large and nice. Pet considered. 308
57th St., Holmes Beach. 713-3098 or 779-1801.





2BA upgraded home. Family room, sunset ter-
race, dock, garage, laundry. Bright and open.
$3,200/monthly. (813) 991-5462.

STEPS TO BEACH. 3BR/2BA home, two-car ga-
rage, fully furnished, washer/dryer, quiet neigh-
borhood, small pet considered, non-smoking. Pic-
tures available. (813) 684-2644.

HOLMES BEACH 1 BR/1BA seasonal/annual du-
'-. iClose to beach and shopping. From $600/
month. 779-2114.

townhouse. Beautiful decor, great location over-
looking nature preserve. Heated pool, washer/
dryer, garage and much more! 713-0096.

VACATION RENTAL available January-April.
2BR/2BA with den. Just steps to beach. Like new.
$2,500/month. 778-0817 or 739-7735. "

Beach. Across from beach. Utilities, cable televi-
sion included. Available now through April 30.

2BR/2BA. Cancellation makes this exceptional
unit available Jan. 1- Feb. 17. Hurry, this won't
last! Frank, (716) 454-7434.

WATERFRONT 1BR annual apartment. Cable
television, water included. $750/month, plus $750
security deposit. Call C.J., 741-8688.

1BA. No pets. $1,600/month, utilities included.
794-2170 or e-mail: barbbart.caron@aol.com.
1BA with Jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
spacious sundeck. $850/month, 778-1345.

HAVE A BOAT? Play tennis? We have the place for
you! Newly redecorated 2BR/2BA townhouse on
deep-wator canal with dock on Flamingo Cay. View
spectacular sunsets from one of two screened lanais.
Fully furnished and supplied. Sleeps six. $2,300/month,
seasonal Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

ANNUAL ONLY. 1BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.

BRADENTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR and 2BR
apartments with balcony. Newly renovated, fully-
furnished. Very clean, private. Week, month, sea-
son, or long-term. 778-4555.

ROOM AND BATH, seasonal. Use of kitchen, laun-
dry. Utilities included. One block to Gulf. Holmes
Beach. $140/weekly or $525/month. 778-8550.

(cooking) 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.

BEACH HOUSE: Annual 2BR apartment across
from beach. Available now, $850/month. 104 Sev-
enth St. S., Bradenton Beach. Call Russell, 378-
4530 evenings, or 954-1718 days.

BEST VALUE! Sandpiper Mobile Resort, turnkey
furnished, senior park. Steps to beach. All utilities,
including cable television and telephone. Sea-
sonal. 779-0555, or (330) 686-8765

through April. 2BR/2BA with elevator. Two week
minimum, $1,100/week. (813) 781-7562.

area, block to beach, nice back yard. Laundry,
cable television, DVD player, grill, hammock and
more. $2,300/month or $700/week. 779-9549.

BRADENTON BEACH 1 BR/1BA vacation cottage
with yard. Very private, clean, cozy. Pets OK. Now
available. $350/week or $950/month. 779-9504.

CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA luxury condo. Very spa-
cious. Direct access to Gulf and bay. Fireplace, heated
pool, cathedral ceilings. Power and light to private boat
slip. $1,200/month. 725-2826 or 798-3518.

PANORAMIC BAY-VIEW, ground-floor triplex,
fully furnished, new ceramic tile. 1BR and 2BR.
Very nice, quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf.
Seasonal or possible annual. Non-smoking, no
-pets. 778-7107.

ROOM AND BATH in Holmes Beach, seasonal.
Light use of kitchen, laundry. Utilities included.
One block to Gulf. Minimum one month rent in
advance. 778-4192.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2400 Avenue C. Unfurnished
2BR/1BA, newly painted, washer/dryer in unit,
cable, water, heated pool. 100 yards to Gulf.
$825/month, first, last, $500 deposit. Call 779-
1586, or Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

SEASONAL RENTAL in Holmes Beach. 1BR
apartment with heated pool. Steps to beach. Avail-
able December or February. 778-4499.

ground-level home. Nicely furnished, very afford-
able. 383-6272.

PANORAMIC BAY-VIEW ground-floor triplex.
Fully furnished, seasonal, new tile and paneling.
Nice, quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf. Non-
smoking, no pets. December-May, 778-7107.

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SEASONAL RENTALS Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA half-
duplex within walking distance of the beach, $2,700/month.
Coconut Cottage in the lovely village of Longboat. Exquis-
itely furnished 2BR/1.5BA with a one-car carport. $2,800/
month. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

BRADENTON BEACH lovely 2BR furnished home
one block to beach. Annual $875/month, plus deposit.

beach. Unobstructed Gulf access. $625/month. 778-8401.

through March, 2BR/2BA home, one block to
beach, south of Manatee Avenue, close to Duffy's
and Publix. Nice, remodeled, washer/dryer, fully
furnished, pool, garage, VCR, cable television, ga-
rage. Won't last long! 778-4560 or 920-4539.

unit located short walk to Gulf. $650/month, some
utilities included. First, last and security. 778-1193.

3BR/2BA Key West- style home with pool. Newly
decorated, totally private back yard. Monthly and
seasonal. (908) 832-1034.

200 FEET TO BEACH. Spacious 1 BR/1.5BA cottage.
Available this Christmas. Sleeps four guests. Near pier,
restaurants. $650/week or $1,600/month. 778-8571.

to beach, bay and shopping. Great views, com-
pletely updated. Available now through April.
$2,800/month or $800/week. 778-5482.

KEY ROYALE VILLA on an estate-size lot. Pool,
gazebo. Comfortable 4BR/4BA home. Sale or lease
purchase, $449,000. Towne and Shore Realty,
383-3840 or 302-3840.

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
design. Turnkey furnished, sandy beach, pool, on-
site management. Only $419,000. Towne and
Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.

clean/crisp. $329,900 and choice deep saltwater lot
with full seawall, $229,000. Both very close to Lemon
Bay, no bridges, located just south Englewood/
Manasota Key. It's what "Anna Maria Island used to be
20 years ago". Owner (570) 943-2516.

WATERFRONT YOU can afford! Canalfront home
to Tampa Bay. 1,123 square feet. Great invest-
ment or fisherman's home. 30 minutes to
Bradenton. $135,400. (813) 625-4137.

SUNBOW BAY CONDO. Waterview, extensively updated
2BR/2BA. $248,500. Shown by appointment, 779-9288.

OPEN HOUSE: San Remo Shores. Deep-water
canal home with dock and vertical boat lift. 4BR/
2BA, two-car garage. Pool with new screened
cage. Completely tiled, new roof, air conditioning,
appliances. Very private, across from mangrove
trees. For sale by owner, $289,900. Must see!
Sunday, Dec. 2, 1-5pm. 4008 Bamboo Terrace.
101st St. and Cortez Road, 761-0510.

munity offers pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, clubhouse and dock
with expansive Tampa Bay view. 3-4BR/3BA. Immacu-
late home. $325,000. Help-U-Sell, 795-3500.

washer/dryer. heated pool, covered parking, walk
to Gulf, low fees. Can be rented out weekly.
$175,000. 792-8747.

MOBILE HOME: Paradise Bay, 2BR/1.5BA fur-
nished. $69,900. Call John at Wes Real Estate,
795-7653 or 713-1620.

area in Holmes Beach. Nice lot, fireplace, new tile
and paint. Seller may finance with $50,000 down.
$259,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty,

BEAUTIFUL CONDO in Holmes Beach. Overlook-
ing mangrove preserve. Built in 1996. Community
pool, steps to beach and shopping. $175,000. 778-

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Island Vacation Properties Proudly Offers For Sale

3100 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Impeccably designed townhouse condos with Gulf views.
Personal terraces overlooking a lush, tropical courtyard.
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All the amenities you would expect in an upscale community.
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$1,300 to $3,500 per month.
Annual Rentals: 2BR units
$700 to $850 per month.

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maintained Pointe West home. 3BR/2BA home with
caged pool in outstanding area. Split plan, lots of tile.
$162,900. Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 792-6546 eves.
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Holmes Beach. Pristine 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom elevated
home. Large living room and family room. Covered
garage. Private boat dock.
Perico Bay Club.Renovated 2/2+loft townhouse. View on
mangroves. Tennis, pool and clubhouse. Gated community.

Anna Maria 2BR/2BA home on the beach.$3,600
Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA home.on beach. $3,500/mo.
Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA home.on canal. $3,000/mo.
Holmes Beach Sandy Point.2BR/3BA+ Den Townhouse.
On bay. pool. $3,800/mo.
Bradenton Beach KWest 2BR/2BA. Next to the beach.
Longboat Key 1BR/1BA. Villa. Pool. Tennis. Boat dock.
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.



5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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2BR/2BA, one-car garage, three living rooms, canal, dock.
Most excellently furnished. Holmes Beach. Negotiable.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net



Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Just listed! Excellent condi-
tion. Screened porch, two-car garage. Short drive to
beach and shopping. $225,000.
2BR/2BA, 2BR/1 BA plus 1BR/1BA guest quarters.
Freshly painted and beautifully landscaped. Double
lot, short walk to beach, restaurants and shops. Gen-
erates good income. $449,900.
2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach duplex. Immaculate! Freshly
painted, newer A/C and appliances, ceramic tile, Berber
carpeting, ceiling fans, screened porches, large lot, elevated,
short walk to beach. Great rental. $329,900.
4BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Family room, fireplace, eat-
in kitchen, deck, outdoor shower, storage/workshop, dose
to beach and shopping. $429,000.

Julie Gilstrap-Royal Pati Marijeren
2106 Ave. B 1BR/1BA duplex $700 month
Northbeach Village 3BR/2BA townhouse,
two-car garage, pool. $1,500 month
Condominiums and Hom1-ri Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month

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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.

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.

KEY ROYALE We have the perfect "Island in the Sun"
home for you! Neighborhood by $1,000,000 gems, you
may own unique islandscape with bay views. $649,000.
MLS#76295. Jim and Barb Vitale, 778-2261.

Patty Stump 708 E. 44th St.,
Noreen Roberts 1103 E. 70th St.,

Noreen Roberts 9260 E. 36th Ave.,
Palmetto; 2223 E. 15th St., Bradenton.
Chard Winheim 2223 E. 15th St.,

SUNBOW BAY. Seldom offered Island townhouse PERICO BAY CLUB. This downstairs unit has beauti-
with covered garage, three full baths, cathedral ful ceramic tile and carpet. Walk out stairs. Glass sliders
ceilings, skylights and custom tiled floors. $349,500. to lanai. Tennis, heated pool and spas, clubhouse.
MLS#78313. Jan Schmidt, 778-2261. 24-hour manned. $227,900. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.

ILEXHURST. Bayfront comer lot. Include land across Av-
enue A., on waters 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 Totally updated over $50,000 of appli-
ances, tile, electrical, plumbing, carpet, cabinets, clos-
ets and landscaping. Deeded boat dock included!
$325,000. MLS#77351. Doug Newcomer, 778-2261.

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West-style townhouse to be constructed. Granite
counters, tiled kitchen and baths. $379,900. Doug
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