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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Density hike voter OK needed in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Following a work session on an ordinance to re-
quire a city-wide referendum for any density increase
last week, the Holmes Beach City Council passed the
ordinance on first reading.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore, who introduced
the ordinance several months ago, said it was the result
of citizens accusing city council members of making
"I felt like a decision this important regarding den-
sity should not be made by five people," she explained.
wild or a pet?
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
A couple of weeks ago when some Anna Maria
School employees spotted a pig roaming free, their co-
workers just said, "Yeah, right." After all, in these parts
there aren't many farms, and even fewer markets the
little piggy could be going to.
A few days later, vindication came when the co-
workers also spotted the animal. Of course, that could
be explained by over-fatigue due to hours spent with
schoolchildren full of almost-out-of-school-for-Christ-
Now there are more witnesses. Meet Chuck
"I'd picked up some friends of ours, and we were
on our way back to the Island," Krauss says of that fate-
ful day, Dec. 5. "It was about 2 p.m., near Zoomerz,
and I saw what I thought was a dog. They (Krauss'
passengers) said, 'MyGod, that's a little pig!"'
Krauss says he turned around and came back to the
area, which is on the north side of Manatee Avenue.
"We parked the car and watched it," Krauss says.
"It stood there and we looked at it and it looked at us.
It was probably 20 feet away, and I swear, if I had got-
ten out of the car it would have come up to us. It
seemed to be relatively friendly."
Krauss describes the animal as being reddish
brown "and quite hairy."
"It looked like a young one," Krauss said. "I said
that some farmer must have lost it, but it wasn't one of
the smooth kind, but then again, I don't know what a
wild pig looks like."
"It was a cute little thing," Krauss says, noting that
what he saw was not the pot-bellied variety so popu-
lar as pets nowadays. "It was a regular little pig, and
another case of, 'Why didn't I have my camera?'"
The administrative hearing requested by Save Anna
Maria to attempt to squash the proposed 65-foot, fixed-
span bridge replacing the current Anna Maria Island
Bridge has been delayed to March 29-31.
Melody Kramer, president of SAM, told The Is-
lander Bystander she "was very happy" about the con-
tinuance. The hearing was originally scheduled for next
SAM has retained the services of David Levin of
the Sarasota law firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm
and Ginsberg to represent the Island group to fight the
bridge, proposed by the Florida Department of Trans-
"We hoped for a postponement because Levin was
new to the case and its long history," Kramer said, "and
because the scheduled dates just before the Christmas
holidays made it difficult to enlist appearances from a
number of expert witnesses we have available."
"With proper education, I feel the public should be able
to make the decision."
Whitmore asked if the ordinance includes the A-1
district and commercial areas.
City Clerk Leslie Ford replied, "This includes all
future land use categories, including commercial dis-
tricts, but commercial districts do not have a specific
number of units per acre, like residential districts."
Councilwoman Billie Martini questioned the inclu-
sion of density decreases in the ordinance, a change made
following the last council discussion. She said decreases
are already addressed in the comprehensive plan.
Resident Bob Van Wagoner agreed, "The compre-
hensive plan is clear cut- it's in the objective that the
city shall not increase density. We don't want to have
a referendum on something that is in conflict with the
comprehensive plan. That's a state policy to maintain
or reduce density in coastal high hazard areas."
The word was removed from the ordinance.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer was the lone voice on
the council to oppose the ordinance.
"I don't think it's necessary," she said. "People
PLEASE SEE DENSITY, PAGE 2
Council OK needed for live
music at Bradenton Beach Pier
Live entertainment proved to be the glitch in the
contract between concessionaires of the Bradenton
Beach Fishing Pier and city council members.
An agreement to extend the franchise to operate the
pier for one more year was finally approved, but not
before the contract was modified to require any live
music to receive prior approval by the council.
The contract amendment came after several resi-
dents complained that the city's noise abatement ordi-
nance was not being enforced. Residents apparently
feared that music from the pier would be excessive and
The contract with Bridge Tender Inn, Inc.,will ex-
pire Dec. 31, 1995. Principals in Bridge Tender are Dr.
Fred Bartizal and Mike Norman.
The contract was approved by a 4-1 vote, with
Councilman Dick Suhre casting the negative. He op-
posed the clause in the contract that calls for the con-
cessionaire to retain 40 percent of the revenues gener-
ated from the 50-cent fishing fee, stating that all of that
sum should be turned over to the city. Suhre said the
change in the contract would call for public funds to be
used to subsidize a private business.
Based on previous revenue estimates, the financial
waiver for the fishing fee would amount to about
Other modifications to the pier contract include:
The concessionaire is the sole purveyor of the sale
of food, drinks and alcoholic beverages upon the pier.
The concessionaire may use the deck area imme-
diately adjacent to the restaurant for tables and chairs.
The concessionaire may close the pier with prior
written notice to city officials during the pier recon-
struction early next year.
The concessionaire may erect additional signage
on the pier, as long as the signs are compatible with the
overall "historic Old-Town" theme of Bridge Street.
This is the final extension of the pier concession
lease, which is a three-year lease with two one-year
extensions permitted. The original contract was with
Mickey Mims, who transferred the lease to Bridge
Tender, Inc.,last June.
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Dock problems in Holmes Beach....................2
M atchm akers........................ ........................... 3
O pinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days................................. 7
Crackerisms part two ................................. 9
Privateers ................................................... 12
Holiday tips ............................................... 15
Football contest.......................................... 19
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 20
Streetlife ..................................................... 22
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 25
Real estate................................................. 26
Crossword puzzle....................................... 27
HEART-TO-HEART WITH A VISITOR FROM THE NORTH
Spring got in some
quality time with Santa
Claus at Coquina Beach
this past Saturday, after
Santa's sleigh experi-
enced some temporary
reindeer trouble and had
to make an emergency
landing on the beach.
Santa said the white
sand comforted his
flying team, which is
accustomed to setting
down on sparkling snow,
and he thanked the Anna
Maria Island Privateers
who were on hand to
help him out. Islander
Photos: Mark Ratliff
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
DECEMBER 15, 1994
MU PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 15, 1994 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Dock ownership still haunts Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
City of Holmes Beach action to remove nine un-
safe docks on T-end canals in the 7600 block of Ma-
rina Drive has dredged up a controversy over owner-
ship of the docks an issue that has raged for more
than eight years.
When a resident recently inquired who owned the
dock numbered 7606 Marina Drive and who was re-
sponsible for its maintenance, Public Works Supervi-
sor John Fernandez discovered that on three T-end ca-
nals north of 72nd Street, parties neither have deeds nor
pay taxes on the docks they are using.
Fernandez said there was a verbal order from the
mayor and council four or five years ago not to issue
permits for docks to be rebuilt or repaired in that area.
All docks are on city property and the city has the au-
thority to remove those considered unsafe, he noted.
At last week's special work session, Council-
woman Carol Whitmore said she received protests
from residents concerning the removal of the docks.
"I thought this was something we needed to discuss
to see where we want to go with it because it's a very
hot issue," she explained. "There are people that have
had docks there for 20 years. There are people renting
dock space that don't even live here. And there are
some people making a good living renting two or three
docks that they don't own."
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said
some property owners in the Bay Palms subdivision
were promised dock space in their deeds. She sug-
gested that the city explore leasing the docks to them.
Resident Mary Chakouakmas asked, "If we build
the docks and we maintain the docks, what do you
people have to do with it?"
Whitmore replied, "They're attached to our prop-
erty, the seawall. The city's liable."
Resident George Harris said he worked with the
developer who built homes and dredged the canals in
"The intent was that everyone up from the canals
in the subdivision were joint owners in the Ts (T-end
canals)," said Harris. "He built the Ts to enhance the
sale of the lots and for people who lived up from the
canals, not down from the canals, to benefit from.
People bought those lots with that condition. If the
condition is being changed, it's a betrayal of trust and
it is illegal in my book. Nobody's tearing my dock
Resident Brian Lighting suggested grandfathering
the people who are currently using the docks on the
condition the docks are safe and charging a fee for the
use of the docks.
Reichard said city codes to not permit commercial
enterprises in residential areas.
Councilman Luke Courtney said the docks are only
part of the problem.
"The bigger problem is the seawalls," he noted,
"because the seawalls were estimated to be $90,000 to
repair back in 1988. The taxpayers that didn't have
boats didn't want to pay for these seawalls."
Courtney suggested having a public hearing on the
subject. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said extensive re-
search will be required and suggested that council di-
vide the research responsibilities.
Whitmore asked Bohnenberger why he did not
consult council before ordering the docks removed.
He said it was a risk management and code en-
An inquiry about the
condition of this dock and
who is responsible for its
repair initiated the
Removal of docks on the
T-end canal in the 7600
block of Marina Drive.
Islander Photo: Pat
forcement decision and proper procedures were fol-
lowed in posting the docks and notifying property
Resident Irene Flinn pointed out, "My dock has
been used by me for 17 years and before that for 25
years. I think it's grandfathered in that it is my dock.
When the No-name Storm washed the dock out, I paid
to have a good dock put in. I don't want to have to pay
the city to use my boat dock and I don't want you us-
ing that as a marina. It's in my deed that I have the right
to use a boat dock at the end of our canal and I'm go-
ing to protect my legal rights."
Resident David Romberger, an attorney, said, "It
strikes me that the city might be on pretty thin ground
not being positive where their ownership rights start
and where the ownership rights of the residents stop,
especially when you historically deny the right to build
a dock and condemn it and surreptitiously say we're
going to tear it out"
He said if the property owners have legally docu-
mented rights to the docks by the developer and the
developer then dedicated the land to the city, the city
might be considered in second position for ownership.
Council agreed to hold a special work session on
the docks in January.
Bradenton Beach parking lot grant sought
Approval to demolish the two mobile homes on the
new city-owned lot in Bradenton Beach should be the
next step toward establishment of a commercial park-
ing lot near Bridge Street.
City Council members Thursday approved $3,175
be paid to Bob Dale Construction, Inc.)to remove the
two mobile homes on the lots at 105 First Street N.
Perhaps more important than the demolition, though,
was the approval to proceed with the request for propos-
als for engineering and architectural firms in preparation
need voter OK
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
elect us and have confidence that we can do the job and
make those decisions. If we're going to vote on every-
thing, we should have voting machines in this office for
the people to come in and vote on each thing that comes
Whitmore noted, "People just don't trust us. They
think there's special interests."
Resident Frank Davis replied, "Then why not take
all changes to the comprehensive plan to referendum
if you think the people don't trust you?"
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said
there is an extensive comprehensive plan amendment
procedure in place, which includes density changes, but
if people feel more at ease having the ordinance as an
additional safeguard, she would vote in favor of it.
"The council has the opportunity, the time and the
staff to find out all the particulars about a request," Ron
Robinson noted. "The general public gets it from the
newspaper, editorials, letters to the editor, telephone
campaigns and petitions. They're not going to get as in-
formed decision as the council. If people don't have
confidence in the council, they need to replace them."
Final reading on the density referendum mandate
is scheduled Jan. 3.
for a request for another $500,000 state grant.
Bob Johnson, with the engineering firm of Clark,
Roumelis & Associates, Inc., explained to council
members that Bradenton Beach stands a very good
chance to receive the state money from a category
within the Florida Department of Community Affairs
called Community Development Block Grant.
Efforts by the city to refurbish Bridge Street and
the entire "historic Old-Town" area of the city will be
credited in the computations by the state agency,
Johnson said, as will the city's purchase of the First
Street North lots for a commercial parking lot.
Johnson said the deadline for the grant application
is late February 1995. A series of public hearings and
ordinances will need to be held prior to the grant sub-
mittal date, he said, as will selection of firms for design
and construction of the work.
Council members have said they would use any
additional state money for development of the parking
lot and other improvements in the historic Old-Town
area, generally the region south of Cortez Road and
north of Third Street South.
The 100-by-106-foot parcel of land at 105-107
First Street North, formerly owned by Bruno Fleck,
was purchased by the city for $100,000.
"It's close to the new library, Bridge Street, the
beach and the fishing pier," Community Redevelop-
ment Agency Chairman Clem Dryden has said of the
land. "This $100,000 investment will buy us something
that will go up in value. If the city decides to sell the
land at a future date, it will have made money on the
Bob Dale Construction, Inc. was the lowest quali-
fied bidder for the mobile home demolition. The other
qualified bidder was J.P. Construction of Bradenton at
Bradenton Beach City Clerk Alice Baird took over "master of ceremonies" duties Monday in conducting
swearing-in duties for three city council members. Pictured from left is Dick Suhre, Walt Grace and John
Kaufinann. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 15, 1994 A PAGE 3 IIG
Match-making license creates stir
By Pat Copeland
Two people a resident and a council member -
objected to the granting of a home occupation license
for Richard Riley Conarroe's International Friendship
and Match Making Service at last week's Holmes
Beach council meeting.
According to Conarroe's application, his business,
"helps individuals in other countries, notably the former
Soviet Union and Thailand, establish friendships with
Americans and to help marriage-minded Americans to
meet wife candidates from other countries."
"I have a problem with this," Council Chairwoman
Mary Ellen Reichard said. "It's a commercial enterprise
being run in a residential area. It seems to me it's similar
to an Asian mail-order bride service where you're help-
ing marriage-minded American men meet wife candidates
from the Orient. It says nothing about American women
meeting Asian men. I know about a lot of these operations
and I think it goes against everything I believe in. I think
it's like sexual and domestic slavery."
Conarroe replied, "As far as associating what I do
with some of these other things, it really isn't the same
thing. My work is more like an executive search busi-
ness where we're working on an individual basis with
individuals. I meet people, interview them and check
their backgrounds, education and references. It's a one-
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said the applicant
meets all the criteria for the license and moral beliefs
are not grounds to deny a license. She also noted that
all home occupation licenses are commercial ventures.
Councilwoman Billie Martini agreed.
Reichard said she questions the legality of the pro-
posed match-making type of business.
Conarroe said, "Nothing that you have said per-
tains to what I'm doing. No fee is paid to any women.
There's no buying and selling. It's a service of match-
ing men and women who would like to be married to
one another. Some men prefer Oriental women just as
they prefer Japanese cars rather than American cars."
Resident Sarah Nicholas asked if Conarroe has any
record of the couples he has matched. He said there are
four one lives in Ocala, one lives in Melborne, he
and his wife are another all happily married but
he could not recall where the fourth couple lives.
Resident Joy Courtney maintained, "An interme-
diary bringing women to men is called pimping and I
do not even want the shadow of that in my community.
I do not believe it's appropriate. I don't even care if
there's money involved. I know Mr. Conarroe and I
know what a good person he is but it upsets me."
The council granted the license with Reichard dis-
Following the meeting, Joy Courtney received a
letter from Conarroe in which he noted that her com-
ments at the meeting were out of line and uncalled for,
as well as slanderous, and showed a lack of respect for
him as a responsible citizen of the community. He re-
quested an apology.
"To call the professional service I provide pimping
makes about as much sense as for someone to call what
you do running a whorehouse. There are nefarious
people in your field and mine; that does not make ei-
ther you or me nefarious," he wrote.
Councilman Luke Courtney said he voted in favor
of the request because his personal beliefs about how
someone makes a living and his feelings about that
person are not valid reasons for denying a license.
"Pimping, pandering and white slavery have been
associated with businesses that hide under the title of
'match-making,'" he said. "However, I have no reason
to believe that International Friendship and Match
Making Service is anything more than what it claims
to be, and that is a business that charges a fee to 'to help
marriage-minded men to meet wife candidates from
"I do find the concept and possible ramifications of
such a service to be morally objectionable and not in com-
pliance with Goal 1 of our comprehensive plan, which is
to 'ensure that the residential/family character of the city
of Holmes Beach is maintained and protected...'"
Luke Courtney said the only apology that should
come from the meeting is one to the citizens "for hav-
ing an ordinance which does not allow city council
members to disapprove of a home occupation license
if they feel that the business is not in compliance with
our comprehensive plan."
for Cortez blaze
Quick investigative work at a house fire in Cortez
led to the arrest of Glenn Hauser, a 24-year-old
Hauser is accused of setting fire to his mother's
house at 4424 123rd St. Court in the village shortly
before 1 a.m. on Friday. He was charged with arson,
arson resulting in injury to a firefighter, and burglary.
State Fire Marshall Investigator Gina Peaden
spoke to neighbors at the scene who saw Hauser at the
house shortly before the fire broke out. Hauser is un-
der investigation for six arson fires within close prox-
imity of his residence at 4405 19th St. Circle W., and
may face additional charges.
Fire Chief Andy Price declared the home a total
loss, with the value including contents estimated at
Anna Maria City
12/20,7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
12/15, 1 p.m., Council meeting
12/15, 2 p.m., Special council work session to
rate Community Development Block Grant
proposals followed by special meeting
12/20, 2 p.m., Planning Commission meeting
12/20, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
12/17, 1 p.m., Save Anna Maria, Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr.,
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12/21, 10 a.m., Coalition of
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CITY OF ANNA MARIA GENERAL ELECTION
The City of Anna Maria will hold a General Election on Tuesday,
February 14, 1995, to elect the Mayor to complete the remainder of
a one-year term, two City Commissioners for two-year terms, and a
City Commissioner to complete the remainder of a one-year term. The
Election will be held in the Anna Maria City Hall and the polls will be
open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
City of Anna Maria residents interested in voting in the City Elec-
tion must be registered voters. The registration books for the Febru-
ary Election will close on Monday, January 16, 1995, at the close of
business that day.
Candidates may qualify to run for election from noon Tuesday, Decem-
ber 13, 1994 until Tuesday, December 27, 1994. Petitions, etc. are avail-
able at the City Clerk's office, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach property owner
Dave Vande Vrede presented the city
with a bill of $163.50 for costs incurred
in removing an abandoned boat from his
property at 3008 Ave. C.
Vande Vrede made the dramatic
gesture at Friday's Holmes Beach Code
Enforcement Board hearing to draw at-
tention to the plight of responsible prop-
erty owners who must pay to remove
items abandoned on their property,
while those who dump the items skirt
responsibility. He said he was ordered
by the board to remove the 22-foot boat.
"I reported this to the police and in-
formed them of the name of the person
who left the property there," he said,
"but they said they couldn't force him to
remove it. They said, 'It's tough but he
left it on your property and it's your re-
sponsibility.' I have a problem with a
law when someone can leave a piece of
property on your property and you be-
come responsible for it. I have no re-
course other than a lengthy process of
going to court."
Vande Vrede asked if the board
could direct the council to address the
city ordinance creating the problem.
Code Enforcement Officer Mike
Heistand said, "In our procedure, we
always go back on the property owner
because we cannot locate the person
who has abandoned the boat or vehicle.
If property is abandoned on city prop-
erty, the city has to pay to remove it."
"I think the inequity of the situa-
tion is what bothers me," noted Vande
Vrede. "What it tells me is that if you
need to get rid of something, drag it on
someone else's property or into the
middle of the street."
Heistand said the city attorney has
been asked to address the situation.
Board member Roger Lutz suggested
sending copies of the board's minutes
to council members, so they can be
alerted to the problem.
In other business, the board re-
scinded the fine levied against the Pi-
rate Beach Club Partnership for care of
premises after receiving a letter from
the group's attorney. The board levied
a fine of $100 at the last hearing plus
$100 per week until the lot was
Heistand said the attorney was not
aware of the problem and as soon as he
learned of it he sent funds to have the
lot mowed by the city for the next year.
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mission voted last week that no restric-
tions are needed on the duration of resi-
dential rentals. The ruling does not in-
clude the R-4 and R1AA districts which
are regulated by separate ordinances.
The commission began studying
the question of limiting the duration of
residential rentals in July 1993 at the
direction of council and mailed a survey
on the issue to every property owner in
the city. Many discussions and special
sessions with property owners, realtors
and hoteliers followed.
The commission recently came to a
stalemate on a recommendation and
agreed to try and come to a consensus.
Commissioner Bruce Golding has
advocated one rental period a month of
any duration greater than one night.
"Everybody who's doing their rent-
als now will be grandfathered," he
noted. "I'm concerned about the contin-
ued advancement of commercial busi-
ness into the residential areas and
they're renting for shorter periods of
time. People come into this town from
all over the world and buy property.
They don't know what the rules and
regulations are and don't care. Maybe
restrictions will cool them off a bit."
Golding said he would compromise
on a 30-day duration.
Commissioner Gene Aubry, who
favors no restrictions on duration, said,
"I see no terrible thing going on out
there that needs regulating. There's part
of me that really doesn't like any rules.
Every time someone sneezes we want
to pass a new law. I think everybody
has the right to rent their own house but
if we have rentals that are not licensed,
that needs to be stopped."
Commissioner Frances Smith-Wil-
liams based her call for a 30-day rental
period on the survey results.
"Over 50 percent of the categories we
had came back for the 30-day rental," she
noted. "The city expended money to see
what the population wanted and that was
the wish of the population."
She also maintained that there is an
influx of unlicensed rentals and that resi-
dential rentals take business from motels.
Real Estate Broker Maureen Dowd
said if the commission advocates restric-
tions, it should "think very seriously
about how you will enforce them. No
one wants to turn in his neighbor. I don't
see what you're accomplishing by mak-
ing further restrictions. The reality is the
real estate agents handle most of the
properties out here and they do not rent
for less than a week."
Dowd told commissioners that real
estate agents are required to obtain rental
licenses and rental properties they manage
are inspected by the state twice a year.
Frank Davis, areal estate agent, hote-
lier and former planning commissioner,
said, "I was on the planning commission
at the time of the survey and I don't think
there was a clear majority. Less than 50
percent responded. I read it very clearly
and I feel that many people who responded
were not fully informed."
Smith-Williams agreed that the sur-
vey questions were poorly phrased but
said there was a 25 percent return, which
is considered viable.
Hotelier Luke Courtney agreed with
Davis and noted that there's been a 33
percent decrease in the number of seasonal
rental licenses and a 56 percent increase in
annual rentals from 1991 to 1994.
Resident Sarah Nicholas said she is
opposed to rentals in residential areas
because those who are renting on her
street "treat the street like a hotel, not
their home, and it is our home."
Commissioner Mike Faarup, who
previously advocated a two-week dura-
tion, said his position relaxed quite a bit
after he talked with many residents. He
made the motion that no additional restric-
tions be placed on residential rentals.
The commission's recommendation
will be sent to council for consideration.
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Crescent Dr., then 1st left. 233 Gladiolus St. on left.
Thar she glows!
Even from a distance, boats decked out in holiday lights made a pretty sight in
the Seventh Annual Anna Maria Island Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, which
drew thousands of shoreline spectators last Friday and Saturday nights. Islander
Photo: Mark Ratliff
AID offers help for
AID, which stands for All-Island
Denominations, is a revealing acronym,
for giving aid to Island families in need
is precisely what the folks at AID do.
This week they are pushing to get
Christmas baskets together for more
than 20 families, but their hearts are big
enough to help even more if they know
who those who can use help are.
According to AID's Virginia
Heatley, fewer families have come for-
ward this year seeking help as compared
to this time last year, based on the lesser
number of need survey forms that have
been returned to AID.
"We're assuming they don't need
our help this year, that their finances
have improved and that they're having
a better year," Heatley says. "So that's
Heatley says that just because they
haven't heard about a family or indi-
vidual in need they aren't out there. She
says this is especially true of needy eld-
erly people who may not ask for help
"The elderly will not come forward of
their own free will," Heatley says.
"They're too proud, so if someone knows
of someone in need, they should contact
either AID or one of the churches and let
us know. I'm sure there are a lot of people
out here who could use a basket of grocer-
ies, but we don't know about them be-
cause they won't tell us. I'm sure there's
a need out there if only we could reach
Heatley says AID needs donations
of non-perishable foods, and has a spe-
cial need for Christmas gifts that are
appropriate for teenagers.
"We have several teenagers on our
list, and people often don't remember
them," Heatley says, noting that many
of the donated items are for small chil-
dren. "There are things we could use
for teenage boys and girls that we are
lacking at the moment."
Clothing is an item AID is not
seeking, as the group is making its own
clothing purchases to accommodate
Items for AID my be dropped off
at the group's storefront location at
5348C Gulf Dr., in Holmes Beach,
which is right next door to LaPensee
Although AID cannot meet every
need or help in every situation, Heatley
says that for families or individuals
needing help, AID is a very good place
to start. She says AID will refer people
to the proper agencies if AID is not
able to assist on its own.
All-Island Denominations (AID)
may be reached at 778-5788.
The Holmes Beach Equity Study
Committee met last week to continue its
review of the city's business and home
occupational license fees.
The committee was formed last year
as a result of the state's first major reform
to the occupational license tax statute. The
committee reviewed the city's rental li-
censes and recommended increases which
were adopted by the council. This year the
committee will go through the same pro-
cess with the city's occupational licenses.
Deputy City Clerk Teri Kirkpatrick
told committee members that the city
adopted increases in the licenses in the
past but never increased fees to the
maximum permitted by statute. She said
because of this, the committee can go to
the maximum allowable increase, plus
implement a 10 percent increase on top
of that with any of the fees.
Committee members noted that one
of the problems with the current ordi-
nance is that too many licenses are
lumped into the miscellaneous category.
They plan to create new categories such
as service, health care, financial, retail
Member Sandy Haas asked how
artists should be categorized. Member
Don Schroeder suggested a creative
grouping for artists.
Kirkpatrick said the committee
must also consider special exception
uses, such as the artistic/tutoring li-
cense now being discussed by council.
"At this point, because there is no
category, that will be a home occupa-
tion," said Kirkpatrick.
Haas said they must also anticipate
"I don't want anybody to think
we're just looking to increase rates,"
stressed Schroeder. "What we're look-
ing for is a way to have something that
will benefit the city but not be a burden
and a hardship on the people who are
supporting the city and working and
making their livelihood here."
Members agreed that each will for-
mulate categories their definitions to dis-
cuss at the next meeting Jan. 4 at 5 p.m.
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I PUR e]INIO
How do you
Islanders breathed a cool sigh of relief this week
over the weather. We finally broke a long, unseason-
able string of hot days with a cold front that sent over-
night temperatures into the low 50s. Whew.
It's not unusual for us to experience warm weather
in the winter, but we didn't seem to have any cool tem-
peratures since 'way last February.
And it was real hot in August. Hot September.
Hotter October. We turned down the air conditioning
to overcome the heat from cooking the turkey for
It's dramatically different from year to year. Once
we turned on the air conditioning to light the fireplace
for Christmas. The next year we burned every scrap of
firewood trying to stay warm.
So even with the recent cold nights, we had nice
daytime temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s.
Thank you for the sunshine. This is what we Is-
landers call "nice weather."
Take a bow
Herb Dolan and Jim Kissick finished out their ser-
vice on the Bradenton Beach City Council this week,
both preferring not to run for office again.
Although we were occasionally at odds with coun-
cil, we applaud Dolan's efforts on behalf of parks in the
city. Kissick has worked long and diligently to defeat
high bridges to the Island. Both deserve a round of
applause and a heartfelt thank you from the citizens of
Walt Grace and John Kaufmann were newly
elected and sworn in this week along with Dick Suhre,
who was appointed to fill Jack Charlton's unexpired
term last year. Sure, who was unopposed for re-elec-
tion, says he would have welcomed some opposition -
stating that would give him a better opportunity for
As a newcomer, Suhre has done a good job- and
sometimes that works to hold off the opposition.
Bradenton Beach selects council members who
must reside within wards, and in this election there
were good candidates for office in the other wards.
Opening the city's future elections to residents regard-
less of their address may provide voters with more
qualified choices than the limitations of the present
Something for the new members to mull over in the
coming term ...
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Bradenton Beach business
bummed over police patrols
Unfortunately, the Bradenton Beach City Council
and I seem to be at opposite ends of a debate over an
establishment call Sonnydaze.
As a new business owner, I can understand most of
the council's concerns. I have shown this in so much
as I have confronted each complaint head on, and did
my best to remove the root of each problem.
The general premise behind my opening the coffee-
house was to give Bradenton Beach something it needed
- a place where people can meet, converse and social-
ize in an atmosphere of creativity and comfort. I feel that
I have done an exceptional job in cultivating just that.
No one is perfect. Admittedly in the course of the
past month, some of my decisions concerning enter-
tainment have not had the best interest of the commu-
nity, my clientele and consequently myself in mind.
For this I apologize and, as stated previously, I have
changed some general policies in order to appease
those I may have inadvertently offended.
Understandably, the council has taken a course of
action that it may feel best deals with the situation, but I
must say that subtlety is the key to any mission. This, I am
sorry to say, is something that is obviously lacking when
discussing the actions of those involved with "controlling"
the situations that have arisen on Bridge Street.
Quite frankly, I see no reason for the intimidation
that the police force is imposing upon my business. I,
during the past weekend, was inflected with a loss of
revenue and clientele because of this senseless action.
The reprehensible behavior of those inflicting the in-
timidation must stop. I, as does anyone, have the right
to conduct my business lawfully, as my customers have
the right to patronize my establishment without the
feeling of being bullied.
For this reason, I respectfully request that if the
police need to watch over Bridge Street, please do so
from a more neutral vantage point. Being parked di-
rectly across from the coffeehouse is unreasonable. It
would be greatly appreciated if a different parking lot
With the steady stream of college students, artists
and musicians that the coffeehouse attracts, I see noth-
ing but a bright future for Bradenton Beach. It is more
than obvious that change was in mind when the notion
of rejuvenation of Bridge Street came about.
I am wholeheartedly inviting all to come and in-
dulge in the complacent atmosphere of Sonnydaze.
Sherri Adriano, Sonnydaze, Bradenton Beach
... and police chief responds
This is in response to the letter of Miss Sherri
Adriano regarding Sonnydaze.
The problems surrounding Sonny daze were
brought to my attention by numerous complaints of
citizens; as well as reports by my officers. The com-
plaints alleged possible underage drinking, possible
drug use and numerous groups of youths congregating
in and around Sonnydaze causing a loud and unruly at-
mosphere. Some property, including city property, was
damaged and all these problems started, and were,
therefore, logically perceived to be caused by the open-
ing of Sonnydaze.
I spoke to the owner about the problems being
caused by her establishment, but the problems and the
complaints continued. Simultaneously, I call the State
Division of Alcohol about the possibility of underage
drinking, and ordered my officers to give special atten-
tion to the problems of unruly youths at, and around
Sonnydaze. The fact that these actions are unpopular
with Miss Adriano is beside the point; these actions are
necessary to control a situation caused by her business.
As she polices her own business, and gets control of her
problems, it may become unnecessary for our depart-
ment to give it special attention.
As with all businesses and citizens of Bradenton
Beach, I hope that cooperation will be the way any
future problems can be solved to the satisfaction of all
John J. Maloney, Bradenton Beach Chief of Police
For more of
see page 8
TSE WE TE AYS
Part 5, The War of 1898
by June Alder
The vast verandah of the Tampa Bay Hotel, where General William Shafter held
court in his specially built rocker (he weighed 300 pounds), was the place to be
during the early days of the Spanish-American War.
SPY ON WHEELS
It seems like something out of a ro-
mance novel, but it's a true story: 17-year-
old Port Tampa postal clerk Mabel Will-
iams later to live right here on Anna
Maria Island was a secret agent for the
U.S. during the Spanish-American War.
"Imagine I was a government
spy!" she wrote in 1937, recalling the day
when she was recruited. "To say I was
keyed up to the top-notch with the excite-
ment of it would be putting it mildly. It
seemed almost unreal to me and I felt as if
I were living in storybook land."
Her instructions conveyed to her
and her postmaster father by an aide to
General William Shafter, commander of
the Cuba invasion force were to in-
tercept all letters to and from two sus-
pected Spanish agents believed to be
sending photographs and information
about the fortifications on Egmont and
Mullet Keys to the enemy. She also was
to keep the suspects "under surveil-
lance" for any disloyal activity.
Mabel knew the two Spaniards well.
One was the son of a respected family in
Port Tampa. It repelled her to violate
their privacy. But her father assured her
it was for the good of her country.
"Without the other workers in the
post office seeing me I took from the
mail everything to and from these two
suspects," she later wrote. "I delivered it
all to General Shafter in person in his
headquarters at the Tampa Bay Hotel.
There I translated the letters from Span-
ish into English and read them to Gen-
Shafter was a huge man, so huge
(300 pounds) that a special wicker rock-
ing chair had to be made for him to sit
in on the hotel verandah. His nickname
was "wet shirt" Shafter, because he
sweat so much. One can picture the
slight young girl sitting at General
Shafter's side in the warmth of a sultry
May afternoon, reading aloud to him
softly in her halting Spanish from those
confiscated letters whose content, it ap-
peared to her, was totally innocuous.
As to her surveillance activities,
Mabel wrote, "I would engage these two
Spaniards in conversation when they
came to the post office and when they
left I would follow them on my bicycle,
sometimes to Port Tampa where I
would go on some pretext of an errand
for my father, sometimes on the train to
"Everybody knew that my father
was very busy and that I was his right-
hand man, as it were, so they thought
nothing of seeing me flying around on
my bicycle. No one ever suspected that
the young girl who was seen going here
and there in the trim sailor suits I wore,
had any more important mission than
that of helping her father."
But one day her cover was nearly
It happened that Mabel's fiance,
Will Bean, an engineer in the Naval
Reserves, showed up at the Tampa Bay
Hotel just as Mabel was coming out the
door. (Twenty-three-year-old Will, tall
and blond, was the son of George
Emerson Bean, the first homesteader
on Anna Maria Island in 1893.)
"He was amazed to see me at the
hotel and quite displeased," Mabel re-
called. "He asked me what in the world
I was doing there and I replied that my
father sent me on an errand. He said my
father should have had better sense than
to send a young girl there where there
were only military officers and soldiers."
"It did seem a bold thing to do in
those days," Mabel admitted later. But
she wasn't chastened a bit. She went on
with her spy work for several weeks -
apparently without turning up any
There was a hint of disappointment
in her memoir when she confessed,
"General Shafter and my father seemed
pleased with the work I had done but I
couldn't see that it amounted to much."
But she added, "Except for the
army nurses I believe I was the only
woman, in Florida at least, who did
actual active service in the Spanish-
Next: D-Day for the
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No suds nonsense at beach
The following came to mind after a recent visit to
the Beach Cafe: Where is the crime?
On a sunny day four gentlemen in tennis attire re-
lax under a umbrella on the patio at the Beach Cafe.
They appear to be in their sixties, yet it's obvious they
have just finished a couple of hours play. The waitress
takes their order of four glasses of water, four sand-
wiches, two ice teas and two Miller Lights. Cooled by
the light breeze, their conversation ranges from sports
to investments. Is this criminal activity? Are they in-
fringing on anyone else's rights?
At just about sundown a well-dressed young
couple sit quietly apart engaged in quiet conversation.
They are enjoying the ambiance of the Beach Cafe on
this special occasion, their anniversary. Their dinner
consists of a crisp salad, a scrumptious broiled seafood
platter, and a glass of Chardonnay with a light spicy
essence. Do their actions constitute a criminal offense?
Can you even possibly consider their behavior an in-
fringement on others rights?
Isn't the purpose of government to provide law and
order? To ensure public safety? To provide public ser-
vices? To require responsible behavior? To protect
rights? When government dictates the choice of bever-
age with a meal, is that protecting our rights?
I have spoken to many who would come to the Beach
Cafe if a beer or glass of wine with a meal was available.
If you wish our government would stay out of our meals,
stop by and sign the petition at the Beach Cafe.
Clark Leips, Holmes Beach
Shocking deceitful domination
A letter faxed to Gov. Lawton Chiles in January
dealt extensively with the impact of deceit and impro-
prieties in the Florida Department of Transportation's
Anna Maria Bridge intent. It cited the project had esca-
lated far beyond a simple replacement and affected
credibility to Florida Cabinet level. The effort was ig-
nored until a congressman was asked to assist, then
became subject of a cover-up.
If an elected governmental body can single out sec-
tors of serious public concern to be ignored and aban-
doned, can force upon its citizenry the agendas of a few
while vacating established agency policies and statu-
tory dogmas and intentionally trash any connection to
veracity, we can write off our democracy. It confers
upon the government unlimited power to proceed with-
out constraint, a ruthless privilege of governance de-
nied by our Constitution. What, then, is the point of
written regulations in the first place, for such adminis-
trative leadership renders the entire body of codes
To function as it should in a democratic society, a
governing agency must develop and maintain a certain
level of trust and voluntary cooperation between itself
and those it regulates. Otherwise, it reverts to little
more than a Gestapo. Sadly, the residents of Anna
Maria Island have been singled out to have a political
project foisted upon them while some 11 or 12 similar
structures, north and south, remain safe.
Countless documentation exist to prove deceitful
justification, mitigation of public health, safety and
welfare and ignoring expressed concerns of the public.
Even official comments recently reflected in a major
local media embraced jaded and distorted data. When
examined, the level of deceitful domination is shock-
ing. Perhaps DOT and our cabinet should be congratu-
lated. Hell should freeze over first!
James W. Kissick, Bradenton Beach
'We've never done it!'
We take exception to seeing two articles in recent
Islander Bystanders which falsely claim there is "evi-
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dence" that we run a commercial dive operation from
303 Bay Drive N. in Bradenton Beach. This is abso-
lutely untrue, and we wish you would check this out
and print a retraction. We have run out of the Seafood
Shack since 1988. We merely store our boat at 303 Bay
Drive N. This is perfectly legal for residential zoning.
There is no parking there at all!
We can provide testimony from hotels, customers,
crew members, etc. just please set the record
straight. There is no "evidence" because we've never
L.J. Gray, Passage Charters, Cortez
Editor's note: The reference in recent articles was by
Allan Bazzy's within one of his lawsuits against
Bradenton Beach, and was attributed to Bazzy.
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weaving their way down our nation's roadways.
Even though we should all know better, many people
still continue to drink too much at holiday parties, and then
get behind the wheel of a car to drive home.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Ad-
ministration estimates that two out of every five Ameri-
can will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some
time in their lives, and that 1.54 million innocent
people who are injured or have their vehicles damaged
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to stop drunk drivers before they strike by encouraging
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Lordy Sam, it's more 'Crackerisms' (sort of)
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
A few weeks ago we brought you a collection of
"Crackerisms" adages, sayings and proverbs from
the heartland of Florida. Actually, a lot of them weren't
really Cracker, but more generally
just southern in nature, or perhaps
just universally folksy. t' 1
Whatever you call them, the It
sayings got us to thinking, and we
asked our readers to send in more .
regional witticisms. So far, we've iy
heard from two readers, one of
whom is The Islander Bystander's
own Joy Courtney. The other is l
Janet Aubry. a
We'll take a look at Courtney's
stuff first, and it's inspired to say the to
least. Anyway, Courtney shares to a m
what she calls "family-isms," or
phrases handed down from genera-
tion to generation.
"During my entire child-
hood," she writes, "when my mom got angry her favor-
ite expression was 'Honest to Pete!' I spent over 15
years of my life wondering who this Pete guy was, and
why my mother talked about him so much. When I
heard my 11-tear-old exclaim, 'Honest to Pete,' I took
steps to save her childhood."
Courtney says that one result of Pete's influence on
her life, other than avoiding her mother, was to become
interested in words, word origin and phrase origin.
Along those lines, she decided to tackle one of the
phrases our good friend, The Cracker (also known as
Gib Bergquist) mentioned in our story a few weeks
The phrase was, "Sick as a dog," and of it The
Cracker commented: "Everyone uses that one, and I
don't know where it came from. I don't know why a
dog would be any sicker than anything else."
Courtney looked into canine indigestion and found
out the phrase has nothing to do with dogs, but more
with mongrelization of the language.
"There was a caste of people called the Dorgs, who
migrated from the Afghani foothills to somewhere in
the Himalayas several hundred years ago," Courtney
says. "I can't determine if they still exist."
The Dorgs settled in an area known as the Zereh
Depression and continued a primi-
tive form of nature worship, accord-
ing to Courtney's source.
"They also either brought
with them or took up begging as their
livelihood. Both nature worship and
to begging were no-no's and made the
Dorgs outcasts among the Muslim
Sf/ Courtney says that the Dorgs'
110 life of extreme poverty gave birth to
phrases such as "a Dorg's life," and
77 "sick as a Dorg" around the 1800s.
all. "These phrases crept into
common usage in England in the late
nineteenth century as more and more
British writers used India, a crown
jewel of the British Empire, as a
backdrop for their novels," Courtney says. "Soon,
within 10 years of usage, Dorg was corrupted to dog
and the phrase's original meaning was lost."
Janet Aubry provided us with some colorful say-
ings that she says she's not sure are "Cracker, Texan or
just plain southern." She says she's "also picked up on
expressions used up in Maine. While most of them
have come from older gentlemen, I am proud to say I
have, upon occasion, found times when using them was
just the perfect choice of words for a middle-aged
housewife with a love of
Aubry says that her *like
former partner, the late It s like t
Rod Jones, used to say
when describing the de- teach a sr
gree of difficulty of a par-
ticular task usually re- m
lated to the practice of ar- J
chitecture- "It's like try-
ing to nail jello to a wall."
Another Rod Jones saying noted: "It's like trying
to teach a snail to jump."
"The late Ralph
Ellis, boat designer
and builder of the
famed Maine Lobster 'It was
Yacht series, once
said when I asked
him to tell me about Slip enr er
the vessel, Whim,
which he built and I
was in the process of than deer
buying: 'You can run
her up on the rocks gut
and you won't hurt Sgu s On a
her a bit, but she's
slower 'n a toad in a door-
bucket of tar.' Turns
out he was right on
both counts!" knob.'
There's a lot of
ways people express
the degree of some-
thing, usually in the superlative, and most often meta-
phorically. Aubry's collection also included a good ex-
ample of these sayings.
Another often-used Texan saying reflected the
hunting and sportsman mentality that is part of every
Texans's soul," Aubry writes, "and was used to de-
scribe the roads whenever it rained or, heaven for-
bid snowed in Houston: 'It was slipperier than deer
guts on a door knob.' As a language arts person, one
might be inclined to change it to
'more slippery,' but somehow
O* that would make it 'loose its
ying to oomph' as my Texan mother-in-
law would say."
nil to The Islander Bystander
thanks Aubry and Courtney for
their oomph-filled witticisms,
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By Pat Copeland
Members of Save Anna Maria (SAM), who have
led the fight against the construction of a 65-foot fixed-
span replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue, appealed
to the Island communities to "put your money where
your mouth is" and pledge funds to retain an attorney
to take the fight into the legal arena.
SAM President Melody Kramer said, "SAM has
worked tirelessly for years. We have three island cit-
ies that have said they don't want this bridge, but other
than saying this, what have they done? The citizens
voted in a straw vote and came to the hearings, but we
need more than that.
"We need financial help. We cannot take the
whole burden of this financial responsibility on our
shoulders anymore. We have $5,000 and that's it The
community is going to have to help us. It's up to the
three Island communities to put their money where
their mouth is."
Member Bob Van Wagoner added, "Our whole
campaign is changing. We've been carrying on a pub-
lic relations and political campaign but there comes a
time when you exhaust that process and depend on the
law. Our legal case is just beginning."
Kramer told members at last week's meeting the
group opened a separate checking account for pledges
to be used for legal fees and fundraising. The account
was opened with $5,000, a combination of funds from
the former trust account and donations. The group also
has $667 from dues in a savings account.
Kramer said SAM's attorney Claflin Garst recom-
mended they hire an attorney who is well versed in ad-
ministrative hearing procedures for the coming hear-
ing with the Florida Department of Transportation
Save Anna Maria
to meet Dec. 17
Save Anna Maria will meet on Saturday, Dec.
17, in the Walker Swift Meeting Room of the Is-
land Branch Library, Holmes Beach, at 1 p.m.
The topic of discussion will be the upcom-
ing hearings against the Florida Department of
Transportation's high fixed-span bridge at
Manatee Avenue, and there will be a report from
the fundraising committee.
In addition to the administrative hearing with the
DOT, possible fronts for the fight include safety factors
and seeking an administrative hearing with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) if it
grants the DOT a permit, as well as appeals through the
Members started a fund-raising committee to cover
aspects such as special gifts, local government, legis-
lative delegation, community organizations and the
management of the account. Members also pledged
$1,800 to the account.
Pledges can be sent to Save Anna Maria, Box 906,
Anna Maria 34216.
"This is a defense of the Island," stressed Van
Wagoner. "If you make the welcome mat so big that
millions can come, they will come. If you want to pre-
serve this Island, make an investment for your future
The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the
Island Branch Library.
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Audubon Society to hold
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet
at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, for its
annual holiday party.
Leah Wilcox will present narrated slides of native
birds and will discuss bringing more birds into
individuals' yards and neighborhoods.
Call 792-0963 for information.
Holiday events at South
The South Florida Museum and Bishop Plan-
etarium, 201 10 St. W., Bradenton, offers a variety of
star-filled shows for the holidays.
For show times and ticket information, call 746-
Littoral Society offers two
programs in January
The American Littoral Society will sponsor a free
New Year's Day bay walk on Sunday, Jan. 1, at 11
a.m. at the Baywalk on City Island in Sarasota adjacent
to the National Estuary Program parking lot; first right
on City Island.
The purpose of the event is to tour and learn about
a restored wetland.
On Saturday, Jan 7, from 8 am. to 12 noon, the so-
ciety has organized a Palmer Point restoration workday.
Palmer Point is a county-owned 30-acre site lo-
cated at the north end of Casey Key in the former
Midnight Pass area.
Participants will remove exotic trees, mainly Aus-
tralian pine and Brazilian pepper, and replace them
with native species.
For more information, call Dave Bullock at 377-
SAM appeals for funds for
last-ditch bridge fight
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One rezone recommended,
By Pat Copeland
For Holmes Beach resident Rita Clark, sitting
through months of planning commission sessions fi-
nally paid off. She was the lone applicant in four that
received the nod for a rezone of her property at the
comer of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive.
Applicant Dr. Stephen C. Floyd, whose undevel-
oped property is on Manatee Avenue next to Westbay
Cove North, was denied a rezone. The commission
continued discussion of the requests of applicants
Maureen Dowd and John Rekkas to the next meeting.
Rita Clark, Lots 1 and 2, Block
13, Casanas Subdivision
Clark, who represented herself and her aunt, first
applied for the rezone from R-4 to C-1 in 1991. The
pair owns Lots 1 and 2 in Block 13 of the Casanas
Subdivision. Both lots are undeveloped and front
Manatee Avenue. Duffy's Tavern occupies Lot 3 in the
same block and Clark owns a quadruplex on Lot 4 in
the same block.
The R-4 zone is medium density residential and
permitted uses are multiple, two family dwellings and
single family dwellings. The C-1 zone is light commer-
cial district and permitted uses include various types of
professional office space.
Commissioners Mike Faarup and Gene Aubry met
on two occasions as a committee to make recommen-
dations to the commission on the rezone requests.
On Clark's request, Faarup said, "We didn't see a
problem with the entire block being rezoned to C-1.
The one parcel is already a commercial piece and the
whole area is bounded by commercial."
Commissioner Bruce Golding objected, citing pas-
sages from the comprehensive plan which highlight the
residential nature of the community.
"We have enough commercial," he said. "I'm very
much opposed to rezoning and spot zoning and turn-
ing residential into commercial."
Faarup responded, "Commercial is already there. It
seems to me it would be more reasonable to have a busi-
ness at that comer because of the intersection and traffic."
Clark said the property has been in her family since
1895 and the residential designation was made long
ago. Since then, the road has been enlarged, the bridge
built and the surrounding land has become commercial.
She said she cannot sell the property as residential.
The commission's first motion to rezone the entire
block was questioned by Deputy Clerk Teri
"Are you going to rezone property that people have
not requested be rezoned?" she asked.
The commission amended the motion to include
Lots 1 and 2 and the motion passed. They also agreed
to state their concerns about Lots 3 and 4 to council.
Steven C. Floyd, Lots 2 through
4, Block 10, Casanas Subdivision
The Floyd request was for Lots 2 through 4 of Block
10 of the Casanas Subdivision, located next to Westbay
Cove North, to be rezoned from R-4 to C-2. Two of the
lots front Manatee Avenue and are bounded by Fifth and
Sixth Avenues. The third lot is on the comer of Fifth
Avenue and 41st Street. All are undeveloped.
Uses in the C-2 district include retail establish-
ments such as laundromats and dry cleaners, grocery
stores, numerous types of shops, restaurants and
Faarup said he and Aubry had a "problem with a
jump from an R-4 to a C-2. I realize it's right on Mana-
tee Avenue but the entire area on that side of the street
Floyd was represented by Hildegard Bell of Pru-
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For information about the club, call 778-7646.
dential Florida Realty who replied, "It's commercial
on the other side of the street and 1,900 cars go by per
day. It's not suitable for residential property.-We've
had this property on the market for quite some time
and have had only commercial offers on it. We can-
not sell it."
Golding asked how many residential units can be
built on the property. Bell said between five and eight.
Bell told the board, "We have a customer for all
of it for a use that's vital to everyday life but it would
require a C-2 zoning."
Planning Commission Chairman Gabe Simches
asked if she meant all the properties along that strip
to the public beach. Bell said owners of other prop-
erties along that strip have said they would sell to the
Golding said that would have a serious effect on
the residences in the area.
Martha Carnes, a resident of Westbay Cove
North, said she is not happy with the request and there
are many empty residential lots behind the property.
Aubry said the prospect of having commercial
property all the way to the beach would create a traf-
fic, as well as aesthetic, nightmare.
The motion to deny the request passed unanimously.
Maureen Dowd, 6101 Marina Dr.
The Dowd request was for her property at 6101
Marina Drive, located next to the fire station property,
to be rezoned from R-4 to C-1. The office of Island
Real Estate is located on the property and there is a
one bedroom apartment in the rear of the building.
Faarup said he and Aubry recommended the re-
zoning change because of the property's historic use
as commercial. Kirkpatrick said if the change is ap-
proved, the apartment cannot be used.
Dowd said, "I'm asking for the commercial zon-
ing because it is a very large office area. Now it is all
being used as one office. If that becomes a hardship
for a tenant or an owner, I would like to be able break
it up into smaller offices. It would be more effective
Dowd said the building can only be used as a real
estate office. If the current tenant moves out and she
cannot get another real estate agent to rent the entire
office, after a designated period of time, the building's
use reverts to duplex.
Golding objected to this change, citing a 1989
request for the same designation and a ruling by the
city council in opposition to the rezone.
Faarup replied, "The request is now. You're bring-
ing up something a council decided for 1989. It's our
duty to look at each request and see how it fits the com-
prehensive plan now and bring it to the future, not dwell
on something that somebody said five years ago."
In defense of his position, Golding said, "It's
important to have continuity with the past and not flip
around to the flavor of the month."
Simches said he would like to read the minutes of
the 1989 council discussion before making a decision.
He requested the item be placed on the following
John Rekkas, Lots 1 through 4,
Block 21, Casanas Subdivision
The Rekkas property is on Sixth Avenue between
36th and 37th Streets. It is directly behind Island
Foods. Rekkas requested the four undeveloped lots be
rezoned from R-4 to a commercial designation.
Faarup said he and Aubry sympathized with
Rekkas but were unable to make a recommendation.
He said the property is bounded on two sides by resi-
dential and two sides by commercial.
"I wouldn't want to have a house looking at that
(the back of Island Foods)," he noted. "Something
needs to be done. I would have no objection to it be-
coming a nice light commercial piece."
Rekkas said, "There is too much noise and gar-
bage. I want something I can use."
Commissioner Frances Smith-Williams asked if
there are any buffering requirements for Island Foods.
Kirkpatrick said the board would have to check with
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez.
The board voted to continue the discussion to the
next meeting in order to seek an opinion from Fernandez.
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Edward G. Brown
Edward G. Brown, 75, of Holmes Beach, died Dec.
6 at home.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., Mr. Brown came to
Manatee County from Whitehouse Station, N.J., in
1968. He was a former manager of Island Package
Store, retired owner of the Union Hotel in Whitehouse
Station, and was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers for 13 years. He was a member of Roser Me-
morial Community Church. He was a member of the
Key Royale Club, American Legion Kirby Stewart
Post No. 24, and a charter member of the American
Legion Post No. 284 in Whitehouse. He was past presi-
dent of the Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Co., No. 1, and
he started the Whitehouse Athletic Association and the
Little League. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World
War II, serving as a sergeant.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter,
Patricia Ann Janusz of Nazareth, Pa.; two sons, James
E., of High Bridge, N.J., and Ronald J. Buck of Clinton,
N. J.; a sister, Vera Serridge of Bradenton; a brother,
Francis X., of Whitehouse Station; six grandchildren;
and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria City, with the Rev.
Frank Hutchison officiating. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406
43rd St. W., Suite C, Bradenton, Fla. 34209. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Patricia Ann Johnston
Patricia Ann Johnston, 62, of Holmes Beach, died
Dec. 7 at home.
Born in Camden on Gauley, W.Va., Mrs. Johnston
came to Manatee County from Logan, W.Va., in 1983.
She was a teacher at Palmetto Elementary for 10 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Bouziane of
Bradenton; two sons, Philip, of Huntington, W.Va., and
Andrew, of Charleston, W. Va.; sisters Jackie Moses and
Sandra Downard, both of Princeton, W.Va.; her mother,
Grace McCourt, of Princeton; and four grandchildren.
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Zelma Krall, 89, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 10,
1994, in Freedom Village Nursing Center.
There is no service.
Born in Lorain, Ohio, Mrs. Krall came to Manatee
County from there eight months ago. She was a home-
maker. She was Catholic.
She is survived by a son, Keith, of Holmes Beach;
two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Glenn E. Mathews
Glenn E. Mathews, 68, of Bradenton Beach and
Geneva, Ohio, died Dec. 11, 1994, in Freedom Care
There is no service. Burial will be in Southington,
Ohio. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of ar-
Born in Warren, Ohio, Mr. Mathews was a winter
resident of Manatee County since 1988.
He retired from Grinnell Manufacturing in 1988
after 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Christian Church of
Southington, Ohio. He was a member of the American
Legion in Southington. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II, serving in the Philippines.
He is survived by his wife, Ledah; three sisters,
Mildred Walker of Jamestown, Pa., Doris Jean Pearce
and Margaret Novak, both of Southington, and a
brother, Donald of Lakeland.
Nell A. Moser
Nell A. Moser, 83, of Bradenton Beach, died Dec.
9 in Heritage Park of Bradenton.
Born in Wauchula, Mrs. Moser came to Manatee
County from St. Petersburg in 1946. She was a retired
school teacher in Manatee County. She taught at Mana-
tee High School and was former dean of girls at Pal-
metto High School. She was a member of Roser Me-
morial Community Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn M.
Dekalb of Bradenton Beach; two sons, Wallace, of Los
Angeles, and J. Melvin, of Palo Alto, Calif.; a sister,
Grace Gordon of Dundalk, Md.; three
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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At Christmas time folks go crazy to buy the
And feel they must give as much as they get so
there won't be a rift.
There are gifts piled high in every department
Still some folks just breeze through and go out
and look for more.
But first giving gifts to each other is not what
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Church in Anna Maria City with the Rev. Frank
Hutchinson and the Rev. Sterling Forrester officiating.
Burial was in Oneco. Memorials may be made to Roser
Memorial Community Church New Van Fund, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, FL 34216. Shannon Fu-
neral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Howard E. Scott
Howard E. Scott, 86, of Holmes Beach, died Dec.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20,
at 2 p.m., at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, at 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with
Reverend Richard Fellows officiating.
Born in West Union, Ohio, Mr. Scott moved to
Anna Maria in 1955 from Lancaster, Penn.
Mr. Scott was superintendent for Thriftmaster
Products in Lancaster for 12 years. He was a building
inspector for the cities of Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria. He was a volunteer fireman for Anna Maria Fire
Department and a police officer for Anna Maria City.
He was a volunteer for Island Players and participated
in the Island Men's Softball League.
He was a member of Episcopal Church of Annun-
ciation in Holmes Beach.
Memorial donations may be made to Anna Maria
Fire Rescue Volunteers, P.O. Box 1003, Holmes
Beach, Fla. 34218.
Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Janet of Holmes
Beach, and a daughter, Janie Griswold of Enterprise, Ala.
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straight cut across the base of the trunk (about a half
inch up from the original cut), and place the tree in a
tree stand that holds two or more quarts of water.
"Caring for your real tree is easy. The most impor-
tant thing-to remember is that real trees need water
daily," says Geiger. "Never let your tree stand go dry."
A seal of dried sap will form over the cut stump in
four to six hours if the water drops below the base of
the tree, preventing the tree from absorbing water later
when the tree stand is refilled. If a seal does form, an-
other fresh cut will need to be made.
A tree will absorb as much as a gallon of water the
first 24 hours and one or more quarts a day thereafter.
Water is important because it prevents the needles from
drying and the boughs from drooping.
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Remember how hard it was putting the dollhouse
together after midnight?
If you can buy it, but can't assemble it, Volunteer
Services of Manatee County, Inc., has the answer to
your holiday gift-assembling problems.
From now until Christmas Eve, "Some Assembly
Required" volunteers sponsored by Volunteer Services
of Manatee County, Inc., will assemble toys, bicycles,
furniture and other items at no charge.
The program hopes to meet the needs of the eld-
erly, people with disabilities and single parents who are
unable to assemble their gifts for loved ones this holi-
A pick-up, storage and delivery service is also
available. "Some Assembly Required" volunteers will
even deliver gifts on Christmas Eve for those who are
Donations from the project will benefit Volunteer
Services of Manatee County Inc., which now serves
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She's a believer now
At first, this young lady seemed a bit unsure about
the bearded man in the red suit, but when he pro-
duced a cute stuffed animal from his sack she was
convinced. Although she got away too quickly for
our photographer to get her name (and possibly a
testimonial about the visitor from the North Pole),
her smile seemed to sum up the collective feeling of
hundreds of children who visited Santa at Coquina
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Dolphin Daycare promises fun in learning
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
Parents who are looking for a more disciplined
environment for their preschoolers may be able to end
their search next week (Dec. 19) when Dolphin
Daycare and Preschool opens its doors at 5354 Gulf Dr.
in Holmes Beach. Owned and operated by two women
who grew up in and respect the English way of
doing things, the new school promises to offer a firmer
approach to academics than many American pre-
schools, yet not be a total departure from the more play-
oriented establishments Yanks are accustomed to.
"It's going to be half and half," say Shirley
McNulty and Melanie Smith, nearly in unison.
McNulty is the owner of the school, while her daugh-
ter, Smith, will be its director. Both women are now
Islanders, with McNulty having blazed the trail here
from England some time back, and Smith arriving a
couple of years ago with her husband, Trevor, and their
five-year-old daughter, Samantha.
Within the walls of the new school, which stands at
the site of the old Captain Convenience store, McNulty
and Smith hope they will be able to find a happy and pro-
ductive medium between structure and freedom.
"The English way is that children are expected to
learn their ABCs, their numbers the basic things,"
McNulty says. "The things they learn in kindergarten
.here, they learn them in nursery schools in England
before they're five and they start primary school. The
play is so structured in England. They put too much
emphasis on academics in England and not enough on
play. Over here there's too much emphasis on play and
not enough on academics.
"Here we want to combine the play with the actual
structured learning," McNulty says. "So we've got the
best of both here."
Smith says she's never run a daycare before, but
that her mother is quite familiar with a school environ-
ment and started thinking about getting into the busi-
ness when she worked in the English school system.
"I was in charge of safety, health and hygiene,"
McNulty says. "I just thought it would be nice to do it over
here, especially when Melanie came with Samantha.
"All of my children could read and write before
All in the family
Five-year-old Samantha Smith is joined on the jungle gym by her grandmother, Shirley McNulty, center,
owner of Dolphin Daycare and Preschool, and by her mother, Melanie Smith, the school's director. "We've
basically set the school up how we would have wanted it for Samantha," Smith says of the new venture that
promises to combine the academic discipline of English nursery schools with the more play-oriented environ-
ment of American preschools. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff.
they went to what we call primary school, which is first
grade," McNulty says."That's what we're aiming for
here, but even if they can't achieve everything, at least
they'll be encouraged to try."
Although this is Smith and McNulty's first foray
into the world of preschool management, they are con-
fident the new project will be a success. They have
surrounded themselves with a staff that is heavy on
formal education and experience.
"I think it will work well," McNulty says. "We've
got really qualified teachers and an English nanny,
which is a hard qualification to get in England it's
a four-year course."
In addition to the nanny, the school will also em-
ploy an elementary school teacher with 33 years of
experience, and a 14-year veteran of the Montessori
school system. McNulty says that a nurse will also be
on the staff and will be teaching.
Smith explains that the curriculum is set up around
various "centers," including blocks, zoo and farm, math,
discovery, library, arts and crafts, language, sea and beach,
dramatics, writing and the environment.
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"The children with guidance choose which center
they want to work in," Smith says. "There will be four or
five in a group, and that allows the teachers to give them
much more individualized attention. They trade between
half an hour of center time and half an hour of traditional
lesson time, the English way of learning.
"The centers have a lot to do with Montessori, but
not as strict as the Montessori," Smith says. "We've
taken ideas from everything, and we've basically set
this up how we would have wanted it for Samantha."
At Dolphin Daycare and Preschool, the program
will be aimed at children from two to five years of age,
although a very few spots will be available for before
and after-school care for children up to 12 years of age.
"We're not a babysitting service," Smith stresses.
The independence of the child is a prime consid-
eration, Smith and McNulty say, and point out that the
large facility is geared toward little people. In the art
room are sinks that are low to the floor so that the chil-
dren can wash up their own paint brushes as well as
themselves, and the custom-made book shelves are also
child-height. Everything in the place is at a convenient
level for children so they will feel more comfortable
doing things for themselves, McNulty and Smith say.
Beyond making the school comfortable for chil-
dren, McNulty and Smith say they want it to be a com-
fortable place for parents as well, and have instituted
an "open door policy."
"Which means that parents can come anytime they
want and, within reason, spend as much time as they
want with the children," Smith explains. "That's im-
portant, because there are a lot of daycares that don't
welcome you to go and see your children during the
day. It's important that the children see that their par-
ents are happy with their care, and then the children are
happy with it."
Parental involvement will be daily on a very prac-
tical basis anyway, as the time-honored morning tradi-
tion of preparing lunches will be well practiced by par-
ents of children attending the new school which em-
ploys an "alternate nutrition plan." Smith says, "that
basically means that we don't cook meals we expect
the parents to provide a nutritious lunch for their child."
Probably to the delight of parents who've ever had
to battle a child who wants the latest in micro-person
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McNulty says. For boys, the standard issue consists of
T-shirt and shorts, while girls have the option of wear-
ing either a plaid dress or the T-shirt and shorts combo.
"We feel it keeps a high standard," McNulty says
of the uniforms, "and it stops any comparison between
children. I just think it's nice it gives them good self
esteem to be getting on their uniform and going to their
school. We all have uniforms in England."
The mandatory uniforms will not be required until
after Feb. 1, and are never required for the Saturday ses-
sions, McNulty says. The price for the T-shirt is $6.95,
$4.95 for the shorts, while the dress goes for $25.
The school's hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday
through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Fees at Dolphin Daycare and Preschool are $35 per
week for before- and after-school care, and $65 per
week for the full-time two- to five-year-olds if regis-
tered before the end of the year. After Jan. 1 it's $75 per
week, but children can be registered now at the lower
price even if they will not be attending until after the
first of the year.
The fee for children attending Saturday is $2.50 an
hour, and enrollment in the school's weekday program
is not required. For more information, call the school
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Democratic club hosts
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will host
a holiday party on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Holiday Inn
The evening will include dinner and festivities at
$25 per ticket.
Reservation are required. Call 792-2532.
announces holiday hours
The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum will be
closed for the holidays Dec. 20 through Dec. 26 and
again Dec. 31.
Regular hours at the museum are: Tuesday, Wednes-
day, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission is free. The museum is located at 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, and offers many unique
gift items for the Christmas season.
Island auditions for
'Morning at Seven'
The Chapel Players at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church in Anna Maria City will hold auditions for
"Mornings At Seven," by Paul Osborn, on Sunday,
Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the chapel/theater of the church.
Director Dottie McChesney will cast four females
and three male actors to portray women and men 50 to
70 years of age, and one man and one woman between
the ages of 30 to 40.
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town in 1939, a year when it was a simpler time and
families were close-knit.
The script can be read at the Island Branch Library
in Holmes Beach.
For further information, call Dottie McChesney at
Garden club holds tea
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a meeting
on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 1:30 p.m. at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church in Anna Maria City.
A special Christmas program will be presented fol-
lowed by games and refreshments.
The public is invited to attend.
Garden club to celebrate
The Island Garden Club will hold its annual Christ-
mas celebration Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
A turkey dinner will be served followed by a pro-
gram which includes Scottish Christmas music, bag-
pipes and dancers.
Van Wezel offers
free open house Jan. 8
Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall invites
the community to a free, festive 25th Anniversary Open
House from 1 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 8.
The event will feature continuous entertainment,
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Book signing at Pelican Man's
"Peter B and the Pelican Man" will be the featured
book at a book signing at the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary Gift Shop on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 2 to 4
p.m. The book is written by Betty Zane Watson of
Bradenton and illustrated by Deborah Hagstrom of
Sarasota. Everyone is invited to attend. Pictured are
Pelican Man Dale Shields, right, reviewing the book
with Gloria Roberts of Bradenton in the sanctuary's
gift shop. The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is
located at 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
birthday cake and backstage tours.
"The open house is our way of thanking the com-
munity for 25 years of support," says Van Wezel Ex-
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Quick, make plans
By Bonner Presswood
Finally it has hit. Holiday reality.
Christmas is just around the corner. First, even before
Halloween, the decorations and lights went up for sale in
stores and it seemed far too early. The weather stayed so
warm, it encouraged our indifference.
Now, oops, better get shopping. And better make
plans for holiday events with your friends and family.
Some restaurants close, some open and some limit hours.
It may not be a traditional holiday meal, but our
family has made a tradition of conch chowder on the
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Mom," the kids say.
This year you can do the "jingle bell rock" at Turtles
on Christmas Day. The beach bash starts at 9 p.m. with
the band Blindside. Check your attitude at the door.
Chez Andre will break holiday tradition and serve
breakfast and lunch on Christmas Day. Check with
your favorite location for hours and closings.
"What's going on where?"
Notices about New Year's Eve events are piling
up on the our desk like planes at O'Hare Airport. In-
coming flights notices are welcome from area
clubs and restaurants. We'll report the results next
week in plenty of time to make reservations.
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scoop on the very best fruitcake ever made and we'll pass
it along to you next week. It's homemade on Anna Maria
Island and we hope to taste test a batch soon.
Woody Candish announced the outdoor display at
the Island Branch Library on Marina Drive in Holmes
Beach has to come down. Participants are welcome to
pick up artwork by Friday, Dec. 16. The project by
Candish and a group of Island kids produced plenty of
art worth keeping.
Our local weekly news mentor, Ralph Hunter, who
recently celebrated his 20th anniversary publishing The
Longboat Observer suffered a light stroke last week and
is recovering at home. We wish him a speedy recovery.
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"..a: .^^......These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the
Let's do lunch week ending Dec. 3. Kneeling, left to right, are Trisha McKee, Jamie Milks and
As part of American Education Week, parents and friends of students at Anna Genna Douglas. First row, left to right, are Lauren Titsworth, Amber Allen,
Maria School were invited to enjoy lunch with their favorite little people last Hannah Brickse, Amy Smith, Catherina Klotz, Kristen Little and Ryane Wickers.
week. Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Randy Barnett dropped by to share a Back row, left to right, are Shauna Steger, Michael Pocino, Chad Dingler and
bite to eat with his pal, fifth-grader J.C. Cole. Islander Photos: Mark Ratliff Nichole Miller. islander Photo: Joy Courtney
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 3, larceny, 200 block of South Bay Boule-
vard. A person unknown removed two unicycles from
a tiki bar that was open on three sides.
Dec. 4, burglary, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten
Ralph's restaurant A person unknown broke a win-
dow, entered the business and removed change from a
Dec. 3, burglary to a structure, criminal mischief,
2502 Gulf Dr. N., Villa del Sol. The complainant re-
ported that a person unknown entered the office area by
removing a panel from the front door, used a pry tool
to open a cash drawer and the arcade door and removed
$130 in cash. Damages to the doors are $450.
Dec. 3, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown entered the vehicle by cut-
ting the convertible top and removed a purse valued at
$60, a wallet valued at $50, $200 in cash, women's
shorts and underwear, Levis jeans valued at $25, shoes
valued at $30, a jeans jacket valued at $50, a credit card
and a check book.
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and recreation department found the purse, wallet, pa-
pers, clothing, check book and credit card in a trash can
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Dec. 3, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown opened a vehicle door and
removed a purse valued at $50, four credit cards, a
check book and $10 in cash.
Dec. 3, theft, 200 block of Bay Drive North. The
complainant reported that the landlord asked her to
remove some furniture located on the north side of the
building and she agreed to do so when she was not
working. When the complainant returned home on
Nov. 27, the furniture was missing. She called the land-
lord who said she had it removed and thrown away.
Dec. 3, battery on a law enforcement officer, dis-
orderly intoxication, resisting with violence, evidenc-
ing prejudice while committing an offense, 116 Bridge
St., Sports Lounge. The bartender.reported that the bar
was closing and a subject in the bar refused to leave and
threatened him with bodily harm. Two officers entered
the bar and advised the subject to leave. After a white
female spoke to the subject, he agreed to leave. As he
was leaving he yelled, "I feel like going to jail."
Outside, a crowd gathered as the subject continued to
yell. The officers advised him to quiet down and leave. He
refused and said he wanted to go to jail. The officer told
him if he didn't quiet down he would get his wish. The
white female took the subject's arm and began walking
him away. When they were about 30 feet away, he turned
and began yelling. The officer took a step toward him and
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he turned and uttered a racial slur.
The officers approached and the subject went ber-
serk and thrashed his arms, said the report. In the
struggle to subdue the subject, he bit one officer and the
other officer lost his glasses. The officers called for
backup when the subject resisted being handcuffed. A
person unknown from the surrounding crowd struck
one officer on the back.
The backup sheriffs deputy told the subject he
would be sprayed with pepper spray if he did not quiet
down. He continued to resist and was sprayed and
placed in custody. The backup Holmes Beach officer
advised the others that he was seeking the subject for
questioning in a burglary/ battery that occurred in
Holmes Beach earlier.
Dec. 5, theft, 107 Gulf Dr. S., Key West Willy's.
A person unknown removed the victim's purse from
Dec. 6, battery on a law enforcement officer, re-
sisting with violence, possession of drug parapherna-
lia, 116 Bridge St., Sports Lounge. The officer woke
the subject who was passed out on a bench in front of
the business and asked for his identification.
He jumped up, pushed the officer, ran to the bar
and opened the door. The officer tackled him and they
fell inside the door. The officer called for backup and
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a Holmes Beach officer arrived to handcuff the subject.
At the jail, the subject was found to have possession of
drug paraphernalia with residue.
Dec. 7, robbery, Coquina Beach. Three victims
drove to the police department to report they were
walking back to their vehicle from the beach and three
suspects came from behind the bathrooms near the
concession stand. The juvenile suspects, three white
males and one white female, surrounded the vehicle.
One male suspect took out a revolver, pointed it at the
victims, opened the vehicle door and told them to put their
hands up. He demanded jewelry and money and took $23,
keys and watches from the victims. He told the victims to
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The suspect with the revolver was described as five
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having dark hair and wearing a white shirt and a dark
blue ball cap. All the suspects wore bandannas over
Dec. 3, burglary, 3300 block of Sixth Avenue. One
victim reported that the subject came into his home unin-
vited and unwanted and was intoxicated and looking for
a fight The victim told the subject to leave and he charged
the victim and threw him onto the stove. The subject
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victim grabbed the phone to call 911 and the subject tried
to pull the cord out of the wall. The subject then fled the
scene on foot. He was later placed in custody by the
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Dec. 4, assistance, 600 block of Manatee Avenue.
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Dec. 4, suspicious, 5910 Marina Dr., Smith Realty.
The complainant reported a suspicious person in a vehicle
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in the parking lot. The officer found that the subject was
installing a turn signal switch in a friend's car.
Dec. 6, fire, 600 block of Concord Lane. The of-
ficer responded to a report of a subject burning tree
limbs. The subject was told open burning is not permit-
ted and he agreed to put out the fire.
Dec. 6, suspicious, 600 block of Ivanhoe. The
complainant reported he agreed on a contract with the
subject for painting and pressure cleaning on Dec. 1
and gave the subject $75. The subject never returned.
The officer contacted one of the subject's relatives and
said he would follow up on the complaint.
Dec. 7, found property a 20-to-24-inch black
mast, 100 block of 65th Street.
Dec. 7, battery, 5300 block of Marina Drive. The
complainant reported being struck three times in the
back of the head by a female's husband while escort-
ing her to her vehicle. The complainant said he turned
around and was struck in the jaw by the husband. An
unknown third person pulled the subject away, placed
the female in her husband's vehicle and left the scene.
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Sarasota Bay: now it's up to us
By Bob Ardren
Total costs are in for restoring Sarasota Bay to its
once-pristine state or at least restoring the Bay to as
good as can be expected.
The cost: $110-$130 million, spread out over about
20 years, according to figures released by the Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program.
The Sarasota Bay Project has spent more than five
years studying the Bay and the problems affecting it The
results of the study are incorporated in the report "Sarasota
Bay: Navigating a Course to Paradise Reclaimed." The
document and the findings within it have been endorsed
by federal, state, regional and local officials and still have
to be approved by Gov. Lawton Chiles.
The report begins with a positive note: "In general,
water quality in northern and central portions of
Sarasota Bay is improving, although similar improve-
ments have not been detected in the southern Bay.
Sediment quality is degraded in tributaries Baywide,
but the main Bay is relatively free of contaminants."
But overall, there is a definite need to change the
way we all use, or abuse, Sarasota Bay.
Highlights of the plan include the following recom-
* Improving treatment and reclamation of wastewater
to reduce Bay pollution and enhance water supplies.
Implementing the strategy would reduce nitrogen loads
to the Bay by 16 percent. The most significant water-
quality improvements would be expected in the central
Bay, Roberts Bay and northern Little Sarasota Bay.
* Preventing and treating stormwater pollution to im-
prove water quality and reduce contaminants in
Sarasota Bay. Opportunities are Baywide, with empha-
sis on Manatee County to develop a fee structure to pay
for stormwater treatment systems. Implementing the
strategy would reduce nitrogen loads by seven percent,
and would reduce lead loadings (as a surrogate for
other heavy metals) by almost 28 percent.
* Restoring, enhancing and protecting freshwater and
saltwater wetlands to provide habitat, repair freshwa-
ter flows in streams and filter pollutants. The goal of
implementing this strategy is to restore an annual av-
erage of 18 acres of saltwater wetlands and 11 acres
of freshwater wetlands.
* Restoring and protecting fishery habitats, particu-
larly for juvenile fish. Implementing the strategy would
significantly increase potential fishery productivity.
* Improving recreational opportunities in the Bay while
protecting natural resources. Implementing the strategy
would improve recreational enjoyment of the Bay and
reduce recreational use impacts on natural resources.
Mote Marine has answer
to gift-finding blues
Mote Marine Aquarium's Gift Shop has an exten-
sive selection of gift items relating to the sea for chil-
dren and adults.
The shop offers children's toys, books, stuffed
animals, stationery products, fine jewelry and more.
Most items are under $20.
Proceeds support Mote research. Mote Marine
Aquarium's Gift Shop is located at 1600 Ken Thomp-
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* Emphasizing restoration, not solely protection, in com-
munity decisions that affect the Bay. Integrating the
Sarasota Bay restoration strategy in community decisions
will be more cost-effective than a piecemeal approach.
Manatee County, with its operational central sewer
plant and efficient wastewater collection and treatment
system, is far ahead of Sarasota County in terms of
reducing wastewater pollution to Sarasota Bay. How-
ever, problems with habitat destruction, stormwater
and fisheries declines are Bay-wide, and Manatee
County residents share the burden of improving those
aspects of marine life as well as the costs.
Biggest problems: lack of
habitat, stormwater runoff
Habitat destruction or alteration and the effects of
stormwater runoff pollution have been identified as the
two biggest problems facing the Sarasota Bay restoration.
Habitat loss occurred during the "boom times" of
1950-1970, when development and draglines were the
rule on the Bay. With the creation of residential homes
along the Bay's shores, habitat vital to marine life -
primarily mangroves and seagrass beds were de-
stroyed, replaced by seawalls and vast stretches of bare
Bay bottom. Without habitat, marine creatures could
find neither food nor homes and moved elsewhere.
Water running from the land into the Bay during and
after storms carries with it both chemicals and debris. The
pesticides and fertilizers from residential yards and the oil
and other petroleum residue left on roads and highways
closes today for indoor
A Christmas indoor soccer tournament is gear-
ing up at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, and it promises to be quite an event Running
six days, the double-elimination event will feature
male and female divisions for 8-10 years, 11-14
years and 15 and up.
Play will be in the Center's gym commenc-
ing at 4 p.m. and going until 9 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and beginning 9 a.m. on Satur-
day. Entry fee is $50 per team (no individual reg-
istrations will be accepted), with a Dec. 15 entry
deadline. The tournament runs Dec. 19 through
Every participant will receive a T-shirt, and
there will be first- and second-place prize pack-
ages for each division.
For more information and a team roster
package, call Scott at the Center, 778-1908.
Winners of the Dec. 10 games were Bob
Crorey and Herb Puryear.
Runners up were Harry Freeman and George
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
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all sluice into the Bay, creating stormwater pollution.
Bay habitat problems
Healthy wetlands, including both freshwater and
intertidal habitats, are important to the vitality of
Sarasota Bay because they provide food and shelter for
marine life. Wetlands also filter pollutants and help
regulate the flow of fresh water into the Bay, and in-
tertidal habitats salt marshes and mangroves help
protect shorelines from erosion.
Sarasota Bay Program studies indicate that the area
of intertidal wetlands in the Bay watershed has declined
39 percent since 1950. Since 1975, freshwater wetlands
have declined 16 percent, while non-forested freshwa-
ter wetlands have declined 35 percent. Remaining wet-
lands are fragmented, smaller and may no longer pro-
vide the same level of function.
The restoration strategy for Sarasota Bay is de-
signed to restore 18 acres of intertidal wetlands and 11
acres of freshwater wetlands annually. A comprehen-
sive protection, acquisition, restoration and public-edu-
cation initiative is anticipated, with the program facili-
tated by a wetlands coordinator at the local level. The
coordinator will have no regulatory authority, but will
instead facilitate activities aimed at restoring and cre-
ating wetlands throughout the watershed.
An example of a restored wetland area is located at
Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach, where about 50,000 na-
tive plants have been been planted on the 30-acre site. The
total cost to date on the project is more than $300,000.
See you next week.
(For the week ending Dec. 3)
Division I (11-13 years old)
Island Real Estate
Westbay Athletic Club
Cavanaugh Marine Repair
Division II (8-10 years old)
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Division III (5-7years old)
Cafe on the Beach
Island Animal Clinic
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Division I: Mike Patterson and Scot Atkinson
Division II: Jason Loomis
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Break out that jacket for some good fall fishing
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Although the cold front brought some rough seas
and plummeting temperatures, fishing still is strong,
with good reports of flounder, cobia and redfish.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said Bill Worth
caught a 38-inch, 18-pound snook last weekend. Other
not-as-lucky anglers are catching flounder, redfish and
a few sheepshead.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
there have been catching a few sharks, skates and some
nice-sized sheepshead. Dave also said he expected the
weekend's front to have a positive impact on fishing
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 80 head of Key West grunts, lane
snapper, porgies and sand perch. The six-hour trip is
averaging 80 head of Key West grunts, porgies, lane
and mangrove snapper and scamp. The nine-hour trip
is averaging 45 head of amberjack, red and black grou-
per and lane snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said the Gulf of
Mexico is providing lots of cobia and Spanish mack-
erel for offshore anglers. Capt. Zack said he's catching
cobia in the 30-pound range. Until the really cold
weather hits, Bay fishers should expect hit-and-miss
action on trout, snook and reds. Catches of the week
include small snook, average Spanish mackerel, some
22-inch trout and a cornucopia of sizes on redfish.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said he's been having good
luck fishing offshore, catching kingfish and red grou-
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said there are a lot of
grouper and snapper offshore at least there were
before the cold front came through. Amberjack are still
plentiful farther offshore near the wrecks and artificial
reefs. Backwater anglers are catching redfish and
flounder on the flats, he added.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said he went
out with Capt. Todd Romine and caught redfish until
his arms gave out. Wade fishermen are doing good
catching trout, and snook are lazy with few being
Jane and Rod Moreland from Indiana went out on
my boat Magic and caught five keeper-sized redfish
Amberjack action is reaching a fever pitch, as illustrated by Dick Bluminstock, left, and Ron Sprinkle. The
pair were fishing with Capt. Phil Shields and caught 50-and 60-pound amberjack, respectively.
and had a great time. Offshore, we're still catching am-
berjack and plenty of mangrove snapper. In the bays,
redfish and flounder were my best bets.
Capt. Rick Gross reports limit catches of redfish
as well as a few small snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his charters have scored
will on some bigger snook and a few redfish.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching lots
of mangrove snapper on the offshore artificial reefs, as
well as a few flounder,
some keeper grouper and
some sea bass.
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with excellent reports of limit catches of grouper about
20 miles offshore. In the bay, there's plenty of redfish
still being caught by wade fishers, and pier anglers re-
port good catches of large snook.
Capt. Phil Shields said there are still a few king-
fish being caught offshore, as well as plenty of grou-
per and snapper.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Fri 12/16 10:02" 2.3ft 5:04 -0.3ft 1:08 1.3ft 3:00 1.2ft Bottom Painting
Sat 12/17 10:37' 2.3ft 5:39 -0.4ft 1:34 1.2ft 3:32 1.1ft Boat Storage
Sun 12/18 11:14' 2.3ft 6:11 -0.4ft 1:58 1.2ft 4:17 1.1ft, Bulk Oil
Mon 12/19 11:51'"2.2ft 6:42 -0.4ft 2:20 1.3ft 5:01 1.1ft
Tue 12/20 - 7:14 -0.3ft 2:45 1.3ft 5:56 1.1ft
Wed 12/2112:32 2.2ft 7:50 -0.3ft 3:13 1.4ft 6:56 1.0ft Brokerage
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It's all in THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER.
CONDO LIVING AT ITS BEST Flamingo
Cay! Fabulous opportunity for a beautiful 2
bedroom, 2 bath unit w/boat dock on deep
water canal minutes from the Intracoastal!
Turnkey furnished! Kids & pets ok. $97,900.
#60622. Horace T. Gilley; 792-0758.
IMPERIAL HOUSE! Large, bright & cheery 1
bedroom, 1 bath condo in well-cared for Gulf-
to-Bay community. Enclosed lanai for ex-
tended living area. Heated pool, clubhouse,
private fishing dock. Miles of Gulf beach right
across street! $69,900. #60554. Call Carol
Heinze, 792-5721 eves.
GULF BEACH PLACE Spectacular Gulf
beach just steps away from this turnkey fur-
nished 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo! Large kitchen
with breakfast nook. Enclosed balconies.
Splendid roof top deck views, pool, garage.
Excellent price at $130,000. #56901. Call Karin
Stephan; 388-1267 eves.
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
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813-350-5844 .- .
"Sun Cay" of Anna Maria. 6-unit motel: (3) 2
bedroom & (3) 1 bedroom apts. Just steps to
miles of white sandy walking beach! Excellent
rental history; approx. 10% ROI. $549,000.
#KS59331. Ask for Karin Stephan today!
Tropical seclusion! Architecturally-designed
Island estate, created for entertaining if you
wish! Totally refurbished. 4BR/4BA. Multi-level
living room, fireplaces. Many built-in features.
Security system & lights. Sailboat waters with
boat dock & ramp. Water views from most
rooms! $389,000. #KS60248. Ask for Karin
Stephan to make an appointment.
Anna Maria Island Club! Charmingly fur-
nished. Grand 2BR/2BA unit. Beautiful Gulf
beach & sunset views from balcony. Heated
pool, saunas & spa. $255,000. #KS59362.
Karin Stephan, anytime!
Tidy Island Condol Fantastic skyline view of
Sarasota! 2BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings,
marble fireplace, many upgrades, 2 car ga-
rage, 24-hr gated security. -$229,000.
#KS59041. Ask for either Karin Stephan 388-
1267 or Carol Heinze 792-5721 eves.
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Retail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 GuHl Drve P 0 Box 717 A a Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
SUNDAY Dec. 18 1:30-3:30 PM
5441 Gulf Dr. #41., Holmes Beach
Come see this beautiful GULF FRONT condo in
prestigious 5400 Gulf Drive complex. Step out to
a pristine beach or enjoy the sparkling pool. This
two bedroom, two bath condo can be yours for
$225,000. After hours call Rosemary Schulte
792-6615. Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Pat
Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schutte, Mike Schulte,
Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell, Janice Tressler, Prue Maxon-
Yost, and Kay Kay Hardy A
Isliond-ean WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
G- -a -J 1_-:/-'_ SATURDAYS 9A.M. to NOON
810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Island,
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f. living
area. $440,000. Call 778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.
4 bedrooms. 3.5 baths. 2.5 car garage. The
house is 180 feet wide. The canal frontage
is 263 feet. The price is $545,000.
for free home
on Anna Maria
Island. You may also
call to stop home
delivery if necessary.
* Sorry, individual unit
delivery is not avail-
able at mobile home
parks or condos but
bulk drops can be
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31 Boot camp
33 Hood's heater
35 Gain a lap
37 A Fodor's
39 Peaceful pause
41 Royal pardon
44 Ran rings
45 Shirt shade
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51 Arab chief
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60 Cousin of the
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70 Bakery purchase
71 Tough laundry
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76 Wind up
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79 Get extra value
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84 Tours summers
85 Foxfeet and
92 Country's best at
93 First name in
94 Use intimidation
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99 Check writer
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74 Country singer
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WESTBAY COVE SOUTH REDUCED
$119,500 Lovely 2Bed/2Bath 2nd floor unit with
view of Intra-Coastal over pool. Watch morning
sunrise over Bay. Call Bobye Chasey Ofc: 778-
2261 or Eves: 778-1532.
LUCRATIVE RENTAL HISTORY One of
a kind unit. 3Bed/2Balh turnkey furnished Gulf
vievs large screened lanai excellent walking
beach pool tennis. close to restaurants
$224,900. Call John Green Eves 778-3167
Janis moved from Brandon, FL
with her family. Her husband Ed
works for the Post Office and they
are retired military. Janis has
over 10 yrs. experienced in real
estate. Call her for your Real Es-
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ELEGANT TAMPA BAYFRONT HOME. OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL This 2Bed-
3Bed/2Bath, atrium in living room, large lanai, 2 car room/2.5Bath unit has security entry, elevator,
garage, 14 x 12 attached workshop/studio. Per- pool, garage parking, jacuzzi, boat dock & pri-
fectly maintained & landscaped. $390,000. Call vate beach on Gulf. What more could you want!
Dick Maheror Dave Jones 778-6791 or778-4891. $142,900. Call Bill Bowman Eves: 778-4619.
ANNA MARIA CITY Terrific 5Bed/3 5Balh SPACIOUS KEY ROYALE HOME on sail-
on sailboat water canal 95 x 117 lot on cul- boal water canal & across street from 2nd fair.
de-sac street View of Sk'/waa. Bridge frornm v.ay of Key Royale Golf Course 3Bed/2Balh with
deck $35.0.000 Call Rose Schnoerr C'e "'8- glass enclosed lanai. tile roof boat dock
2261 or Eves 778-7780 L27-9 000 Hal Gillihan 778-2261 or 778-2194
"pe.1aculrjr pari,.rsrr.,.- 'me.' .e:. dire.: l Lb3,frornI & canal
eniry' 36- /_[',,,. ,*/iarg7 ..a, p.:.:.l F tblJ,, -.J -hriiie d e.
sigrer in pirj -d kl-.hrn .3ull':d --C-.iinq natural lire-
plce s.-curi, ;,,l'.lem Jac:u'z.2 bath pri.ale sunning
deck. much Tmore :'1:, inl.u.ed -re i,"'o large build-
able ba,1r-rl & canal .l:. Plea-,e call tick Palsies for
an ecorled ic'ur ofa real waierironi larnis'/ Offered at
. 0:I CIi O hick at [ Jlie Si 3-7'78-4642 Ctiice 778-2261.
KEY ROYALE CANAL FRONT HOME -
3Bed/2Bath, in good condition. Boat dock, new
seawall cap, sprinkler system on well. Move-in
condition. $209,000. Call Mary Ann Schmidt or
Helen White 778-4931 or 778-6956.
WESTBAY COVE SPARKLER Fresh
paint and a pool location make this 2Bed/
2Bath corner unit a bright holiday package
Lush tropical surroundings add to the cheer.,
$134.,900. Lu Rhoden 778-2261 or 778-2692 1
FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week
SEASONAL RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE
Perico Bay Club and Island from $1,200 mo.
Perico Bay Club $850
Island In The Sun 1/2 mo. FREE! 600 mo.
Flamingo Cay House 3/2, pool $1,200 mo.
Call (813) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665
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DIRECT GULF FRONT! NOW AVAILABLE
THE MONTH OF JANUARY! 3 Bedroom / 3
Bath $2,000 per month plus tax & utilities.
* BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT VIEW from this 2
bedroom / 2.5 Bath home $1,800 per month
plus tax & utilities. PLUS ...
* DUPLEX WITH NEW FURNITURE & CAR-
PET IN PRIME LOCATION 2 Bedroom / 1
Bath $1,400 per month plus tax. HURRY!
Call Alice at 778-0426 or 778-2464.
PRIME BUILDING LOT
Gorgeous large lot in Marina Isles. This canal front
property is in an area of fine home. Extremely private
property can accommodate a large home and boat
dock. Must see to appreciate. Call after hours Kathy
Granstad 778-4136 or Agnes Tooker 778-5287.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717* Anna Mada, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
624 Foxworth is one of those "run of the canal"
homes where every room except the dining
room and the three baths face the water. Very
private. Very serene. Very much worth $234,500.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL
ESTATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists ex-
tending both Personal AND Professional Services In New Construc-
t lion & Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market
Analysis, Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best Prop-
erty Management and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75 Yrs.
Combined Experience AND Smilesl
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IT'S THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN!
Don't forget to play The Islander's Football Contest on
page 19 in this issue. You could be the winner of $50!
HANDYMAN SPECIAL Ready for some
imaginative upgrades, these three apts. pres-
ently bring in over $2,000 month rental. View of
Gulf. Asking $152,000.
POOLSIDE & STEPS TO BEACH Ground
level condo in Holmes Beach. Perfectly kept
grounds. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Completely
Realty inc. FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
ATTRACTIVE three bedroom home with 1.5 baths
on a corner lot in central Holmes Beach. Many new
updates including roof and wiring. $118,900. Call to
see this one today. Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
THE BAYOU: Two bedroom, 1 bath condominium
with a water view completely refurbished in 1991. Just
steps to bay, beach and Anna Maria fishing pier. Turn-
key furnished. $86,500. Call Mimi Wilde 755-7752.
ENJOY PANORAMIC VIEW OF INTRACOASTAL:
from this 5 years young duplex situated 1/2 block
from bay and new beach! Superior construction built
on 25' pilings. Extras too numerous to list, reduced
to $205,000. Call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
HOLMES BEACH MOTEL within walking distance of
beach, restaurants and shopping. 4 efficiencies, 1 -
one bedroom apartment plus owner's 2 bedroom
apartment. Furnished turnkey except owner's unit.
Very neat & clean. $395,000. Call Carol R. Williams
778-1718 eves or Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
RARE WATERFRONT LOT: on quiet cul-de-sac
near open end of canal. Private community where
each home reflects pride of ownership. Hurry before
its gone. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
SAN REMO SHORES Fulfill your Waterfront
dreams here! Seawalled deep water canal lot lead-
ing to Intracoastal Waterway with Gulf access. Sail-
boats are welcome only $82,500. Call Marion
Ragni 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS L
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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices.
Please contact Susan Barnes 778-6407.
CHRISTMAS TREES for sale. $24.50 to $28.50.
Help support Elks charities. Elks Lodge #1511, 2511
* 75th St., Bradenton. 792-1511.
RIDER MOWER 12HP w/mulcher. Used only a few
times. Like new. Cost $1000. Sell $700. 778-7589.
CAR LUGGAGE CARRIER, $35. VCR needs re-
pairs, $25 OBO. Solid wood captains chair swivel
bar stool, $10. 778-6060.
WOOD, GLASS & BRASS octagon table w/4 chairs,
$65. Full size bed w/firm mattress, box springs and
headboard, complete, $75. All like new. 779-2115.
DELI CASE. 8 cubic foot commerical refrigerated
cooler. $900 OBO. 778-0624.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
YARD SALE Sat., Dec. 17.9 am to 3 pm. Furniture in-
cluding brass bed, kitchen ware, Acme juicer, linens,
etc. Comer of 24th St., and Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Circular saw, sew. machine, linens,
dishes, appliances, clothing, nice gifts, reasonable.
Sat. & Sun Dec. 17 & 18. 9 to 3. 2305 Ave. B, BB.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 17. 8 to noon. 214 Sy-
camore Ave., AM. Lots of everything. Clothes, toys
including Ride-a-train, file cabinet, drafting light, new
screen doors, more.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 17. 9 am to 1 pm. 311
58th St., Holmes Beach. Kids toys, games, clothes
and misc. household items.
YARD SALE Collectibles, clothes, step machine,
books & lots of cool stuff. No early birds. 8 am to 2
pm. 206 69th St., Holmes Beach.
MOVING IN SALE Fri. & Sat, Dec. 16 & 17.8 to 3.
Collectibles, glassware, China, furniture, antiques,
lamps, misc. Many items too numerous to mention.
Don't miss this one. 4423 106th St. W., Bradenton.
CLASSIFED ADS in The Islander Bystander work
fast. Sell unwanted itemsrn or find what you need!
FOUND CAT Skinny with Siamese coloring. Tag
has owner sname Mary Wynn. Cat's name
"Casanova". Call finder at 778-1463.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held
weights (1-2 lb.) with low-impact movements to
burn body fat while toning. Can participate without
weights. Classes are: Tuesday & Thursday 7:15 -
8:15 pm, Saturday 9-10 am. Cost for members; $5
per class, $17 for 4 classes, $28 for 8 classes and
$32 for 12 classes. Non-members; $6 per class,
$20 for 4 classes, $30 for 8 classes, $35 for 12
classes. Info call Geri 779-2129. *No classes Dec.
22, 24 & 27.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
1974 VW THING Runs excellent, solid body, good
convertible top, etc. The ultimate beach car & good
investment. $2600 OBO. Eves. 778-2907, days
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
SAILBOAT Terrific 16' daysailer/racer. Canadian
built, 1 to 4 person, very light use, well constructed
and exceptional condition, fast. Includes basic gear.
Ready to sail! $1,199. Optional mariner $250. See
Dave Romberger at 512 71st St., Holmes Beach.
778-7821. Before 12/9 or after 1/3.
BOAT SLIP for rent. Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS fur full time
retail positions. Pick up applications at Crowder
Brothers Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
EXPERIENCED WAIT STAFF wanted. Fine dining.
Evenings only. Call for appointment 383-8898.
WAITRESS breakfast/lunch. Tip of the Island. Ap-
ply in person 204 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & CAFE Looking for expe-
rienced breakfast cook and servers. Apply in person
200 Bridge St., Bradenton Bch between 12 3.
HOUSEKEEPER for beachfront motel. Part-time. 15
to 20 hrs a week. Some weekends. Apply between
10 am to 2 pm, Mon. thru Fri. Sand & Sea Motel.
SALES HELP WANTED Apply in person. Pirate
Pete's Gift Shop. 2219 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton
RESTAURANT HELP All positions. The Hunt Club,
Longboat Key 383-0543.
COMPANION AVAILABLE to help with assisted liv-
ing, friendly, understanding and flexible. Shopping,
appointments, driving, day trips, etc. Island Com-
panions. FL LIC #02432. 778-7686.
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Is-
land references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alter-
ations. No smoke environment. 778-4680.
THREE MAIDS CLEANING 10 years experience.
Reliable, reasonable, professionally trained. Homes
and offices. 795-1705 anytime.
FREE ESTIMATES to remove unwanted trash or
whatever. Don 778-7199.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
NEED A PICKUP for light moving? Appliances,
brush piles, junk...whatever. Need your trees
trimmed? Call Eddie 0 anytime. 778-7369.
JEWELRY REPAIRS Custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
MATH PEER TUTOR Girted, private school, 7th grade
honor student. Completed Algebra 1 & Geometry. Will
tutor K thru 6 in math. Parent supervised. Computer
games. $5 per hour. References. 778-3171.
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING works. Sell what you
don't need or find a bargain on what you do need.
CLASSIFIED ADS continue on the next page ...
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RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, sec- TWO GULF FRONTS Fully furnished, 2BR/1 BA
ond floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club- apartments on wide, sandy walking beach. Close
house, sauna and on site management. Deeded to shopping and restaurants. Perfect investment
beach access and excellent rental program. property or second home. Offered at $99,900 and
Priced at $94,500. Call Dave Moynihan. $105,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
* HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT ...
85 x 130' ... deep water and spectacular
views ... $189,500.
* HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT ...
90 x 109' ... deep water and view of
Bayou ... $159,500.
* WOODED HOLMES BEACH LOT ...
100 x 200' ... close to beach & zoned for
1-4 units ... $129,900.
* HOLMES BEACH ... mouth of the canal
with full Bayview ... $149,900.
* GULF DRIVE ... 50 X 100 ... one block
to beach ... single family ... $44,500
PROFESSIONAL CONDO Unique office
condominium with excellent high traffic location
and view of the Gulf. Unit has full bath and sepa-
rate meters. Condo fee $240 quarterly. Offered at
$40,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
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ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
LaWn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED
S 778R1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
774--34 AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
LOCK & SECURITY Deffenbaugh
LOCKED OUT? "Professional Excellence*
HOME AUTO -
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS & EXTERIOR
Installed Rekeyed Repaired RESIDENTIAL
Bonded ULicensed Insured &
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat COMMERCIAL
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE We repair popcorn ceilings.
RADIO DISPATCHED Serving the Islands Since 1969.
LUGGAGE REPAIRS Ucensed and Insured
778-5594 778-5594 778-3468
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
r* SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
USLAN D ER AS I I E
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4
hours. Crowder Brothers Hardware Holmes Beach
778-0999. Bradenton 748-8551.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody,
shampoo-steam, deodorize, living room, dining
room & hall, $34.95. 11 year in the business. No
hidden prices. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, stucco, tile, pavers
& concrete. In business since 1978. Lic #MC00318.
Dave Elliott, 778-5183.
HOME MAINTENANCE, CARPENTRY & RE-
PAIRS. Experienced, reliable, small jobs preferred.
Don Staples 778-0225.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $30.
Crowder Brother Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-
0999. Bradenton 748-8551.
CUSTOM FIBERGLASS, ETC. Repairs, gel coat,
boats, decks & hot tubs. No job too big or too small.
All work fully guaranteed. 15 yrs. exp. Call
Bradenton Fiberglass for free estimates. 753-9621.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 387-8066.
HANDYMAN No job to small. Experienced in home
repairs. Appliances to yard work. Island areas. Ref.
CLEANING & MORE I'll clean your home or rental
plus...do those jobs you just don't want to tackle.
Dependable. Ref. available. Lynn 778-5183.
LAWN MAINTENANCE Reasonable rates. Monthly
or weekly. Dependable. 10 years experience. Local
references. Please call Bill at 792-2051.
RELIABLE ISLAND COUPLE will tackle your house-
hold chores. Painting, re-screening or cleaning
screens, windows & blinds. House cleaning and
gardening. Please call Peter or Barbara. 778-7616.
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ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, legal,
etc.. Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
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SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Charming old-style Florida
beach house, Anna Maria City. No street to cross on
short walk to beach. Located at 118 Palmetto Ave.
(corner of Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue.) No
pets, no smokers. Close to laundromat. $1,100 per
month, includes utilities and taxes. 778-1576.
STILL AVAILABLE for Jan. '95. Deluxe beach 2BR/
2BA apt., central H/A, W/D. Call Betty Cole, 779-1213.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
March & April 95. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-949-3713.
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX 1/2 blk from beach. $1,200 mo.
Available Nov., Dec., March, April. Call 1-813-681-
9656. Leave message, will return call.
STEPS TO BEACH Holmes Beach, 3BR/3BA
beach house. Available Dec. & Jan. this season;
Nov., Dec., Jan. & Feb. next season. Fully equipped
includes W/D. Call 778-4468.
3 days/2 nights! $350
On beautiful Anna Maria Island in a prestigious
Gulffront condo. For luxury accommodations, call
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HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 elevated duplex.
Close to beach and shopping. Completely furnished.
SEASONAL Available Jan., Feb. & March. Single
family home in Anna Maria. 3/2, near gulf. $2400/
month. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2/2, canalfront. Available
Jan., Feb. & March. $2400/month. Call Island Real
AVAILABLE Jan., Feb. & March 2/1 with bayview in
Bradenton Beach. $1700/month. Call Island Real
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UPSTAIRS apartment in Seaside Gardens. 1/1,
available Jan. & Feb. $1300/month. Call Island Real
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/1 Living/dining, kitchen
(new stove), refrigerator, ceramic tile & carpet. $600
includes water & trash pickup. 778-1392 or 778-4637.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2/1.5 townhouse apartment on
canal, hardwood floors & great view, $750 month.
Efficiency, sparkling, everything new, $400 month.
1BR, beautiful tile floors, new appliances, $550
month. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria. 778-7244.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1 & 2BR units still available
for '95. Fully furnished. All utilities except L.D.C.'s.
Old Florida Realty Co. 778-3377.
SEASONAL Start Jan. 2/2, complete, close to ev-
erything (bank, grocery, restaurants). 3 minute walk
to beach. 800-977-0803 or 778-4523.
RENTAL WANTED for March. Holmes Beach
condo. 3/3 or 2/2 that sleeps 6. Martinique pre-
ferred. Walk to beach, W/D, cable w/pool. Refer-
CANCELLATION SPECIAL Gulffront, steps to wa-
ter, 3/2, immaculate. Available Dec. 14 thru Dec. 23.
$600 week. 778-3171.
UNFURNISHED 3/3 townhouse, 2+ garage, pool,
security system, one block from beach. $1,250
month. Yard and pool service included. Days: 742-
NEW RENTAL January. Beautiful gulffront condo.
2/2, comer unit, fabulous views. Great beach, pool,
tennis, elevator. $2,400 month. 778-7652.
MOTOR HOME FOR RENT 21 ft., sleeps 6. Re-
serve for your 1995 vacation now. 778-3057.
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Holmes Beach Profes-
sional Building. $200 per month and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.
BEACHFRONT 3/2 elevated home. Large porch with
great gulf view. Furnished. Fully-equip. kitchen. 2-car
garage. Anna Maria. Wk/Mo/Sn. 813-225-1500.
EFF-IoINCY APARTMENT Holmes Beach. 2
blocks from gulf. Very attractive, newly remodeled.
Patio and hot tub. Non-smoking. Available Decem-
ber and/or March only. $695 month. 778-7686.
ROOMMATE WANTED Beach living overlooking
the bay. 1 block to beach. All privileges. $75 week.
Female only 778-1480.
HOME TO SHARE Available now on quiet canal on
north end of Longboat Key. $500 month includes
ANNUAL LEASE 2/1, bayfront apartment. $450
month. $450 deposit. No pets. 798-3823 or 778-
2619. Available Jan. 1.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3/1, $750 month. 1/1, $500
month. Large studio, $450 month. Efficiency, $400
month. Gulf view. Holmes Beach. No pets. Michael
Advocate, Betsy Hills Real Estate. 778-2291.
COMPLETELY FURNISHED 2/1, canalfront duplex.
Available Dec. 16 thru Jan. 15. 526 S. Drive, Anna
RENTAL WANTED Jan. thru Mar. 1 or2BR, reason-
ably priced. Call 416-247-1264.
EXTRA LARGE 52 X 145 lot in Anna Maria. Great
family area. $79,000. Call Richard Freeman at Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
CANAL FRONT lot in Key Royale across street from
golf course. Deep water bay access. $175,000. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE Anna Maria home close to beach. 3BR/
2BA with possible 4th BR/den. Two separate en-
trances make this property unique! $147,500. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $234,500. Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ONE OF A KIND deep water canalfront home in
Holmes Beach 6BR/4BA inground pool -
$386,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for details.
BOATERS! Fabulous Anna Maria canalfront lot with
Tampa Bay access. One of the few left! Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA RESIDENTIAL lot for sale. 744
Jacaranda. 2 minute walk to beach. Can see the
Gulf from elevation. 713-271-5744. Dr. Mikles.
REAL ESTATE WANTED Private party, cash buyer,
quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes Beach area.
PERICO BAY CLUB bayfront condo. 2/2, enclosed
garage and all amenities. $139,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate 778-6066.
BY OWNER Charming 2/1.5 cottage in historic
Cortez village. Quiet street, nice oaks. Great winter
rental. $62,500. 723-3616.
PERICO BAY CLUB just listed 2/2 unit w/panoramic
bayview, garage and many upgrades. $139,500. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
TIP OF THE ISLAND beach style 3/3 home is per-
fect for income potential or a second home hide-
away! Gulf views & beach access. $197,500. Call
Richard Freemen at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ESTABLISHED Island business for sale. Long-term
lease, great location. Serious/qualified buyers only.
$77,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Es-
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES with this successful is-
land business for sale. 149' frontage on Marina
Drive. Business only with long-term lease.
$297,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
FOUR PLEX steps to the beach. $225,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BAYFRONT HOME 3BR, fireplace, fabulous views
of Skyway bridge. Owner financing. $350,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE stilted town house. This
professionally decorated 1,800 sq. ft. unit is on 2
years old, offers A/C, 2 master suites, an oversize
lanai, 3 balconies and a huge ground level deck.
Must see to appreciate customized interior and pool
side, premium, location. Lower level is enclosed
garage with work room and storage cabinets. Loca-
tion provides an easy, short walk to the beach. Ask-
ing $169,000. Call Chuck Coury at 1-800-806-8064.
9 am to 5 pm, Mon thru Fri.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Gulf view, large 2BR/2.5,
huge closets, decorator wall unit, four decks, com-
munity pool, appliances included, plenty of storage,
double garage, brick drive. $172,000. 778-4065.
RUNAWAY BAY 2/2, direct bayfront, furnished,
great value. $115,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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WATERFRONT ON ANNA MARIA Marvelous
beach and spectacular water views. 3/2 home has
family room, stone fireplace, deck, garage, fruit
trees. Well maintained. $425,000. Call Jeanette
Rampone, Michael Saunders & Company for infor-
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