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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Longboat Key may kill Island trolley


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
The Island trolley got off to an uneven start last
week, getting rave reviews from riders and an icy re-
ception from the government of Longboat Key.
The trolley will run for another month for sure.
After that, it's anyone's guess, according to trolley
owner and operator Gary Creamans.
Creamans says the trolley's fate on Anna Maria
Island rests in the hands of the Town of Longboat Key.
Officials there have expressed unabashed hatred to-
ward the trolley, describing it as something more fitting
a gaudy carnival than for the roadway that runs the
length of a key where posh million-dollar homes are as


Some Islanders

may lose home

insurance
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
It only took Hurricane Andrew a few hours to in-
flict incredible damage on insurance company reserves
that took decades to accumulate. The financial fall-out
of that disaster two years ago hit home here last week,
as the Allstate Insurance Company announced it will
not be renewing some policies on the Island.
According to local insurance agents it's certain that
of the 50,000 polices expected to be dropped state-
wide, some will be in this area.
"As of this minute I haven't had any contact with
the first person who has been non-renewed," said
John Huth, of John Huth Insurance in Holmes
Beach, Friday afternoon. "But I'm sure there is go-
ing to be a number of them."
Huth, an agent for many insurance companies, says
he expects to be hearing soon from some of those former
Allstate customers as they search for other coverage. He
explained that Allstate is not the only company which has
non-renewed customers in high-risk areas, but because the
company is so large and has so many customers, any
moves of this nature attract a lot of attention.
According to Huth, Allstate is exercising its legal right
to refuse to renew a certain portion of its polices annually.
"Each year insurance companies can non-renew five
percent," Huth said. "And they can select the ones they
don't want to renew, and as a result they are selecting the
ones they want to get rid of the most. Those are the high-
value properties and the ones closest to the coast."
Huth said there are just a few companies still will-
ing to underwrite insurance in coastal areas, with the
state picking up the slack for any homeowner who
can't find coverage otherwise.
"The big alternative is the state pool," Huth said.
The state pool is officially know as the Florida
Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting
Association (FRPCJUA), which Huth said is "a state-
created insurance company." Huth said FRPCJUA was
created soon after Hurricane Andrew to make sure resi-
dents would be able to get insurance in cases where
they couldn't obtain it anywhere else.
Before turning to the state, there is still one com-
pany Islanders might want to consider. Huth said there
is a Florida-based company called Bankers Insurance
that will issue policies on the Island.
"But they won't insure everybody they're selec-
tive but if it meets all of their qualifications they'll
insure a property, and the coverage is going to be less
expensive than the state pool," Huth said.
Huth said the state pool has recently been autho-
rized to raise its rates 29 percent in order to make sure
that the insurance it is issuing is adequately funded.
"What (the state) wants to do is make the rates
actuarially sound," Huth said.
Asked why Bankers Insurance Is willing to write
polices when other insurance companies are fleeing the
market, Huth explained that it was likely the company


common as prizes in boxes of Cracker Jack.
In the past few weeks, Longboat Key has tried to
come up with a way to keep the trolley off its streets as
it winds its way from the north end of Anna Maria Is-
land to St. Armands.
Longboat Key officials have threatened to fine
Creamans $500 a day and send him to jail for up to two
months for violating the town's sign ordinance. The
ordinance states it's unlawful for any vehicle to carry
an ad for any business other than the business owning
the vehicle.
Creamans' trolley carries a lot of advertising, and
is slated to carry more because the trolley is almost
entirely supported by advertisers.


had not been as hard hit by Hurricane Andrew as oth-
ers, and therefore was in better financial condition to
assume additional risk.
"I'm not speaking for them (Bankers Insurance), but
I would imagine they have sufficient assets and reserves
that they feel they can take on the risk," Huth said. "At the
time of Hurricane Andrew they probably didn't have a
concentration of business that cost them all their reserves."
By contrast, Huth said Allstate was devastated by
claims following south Florida's worst-ever storm in
August 1992.
"Andrew wiped out 60 percent of the company's
reserves, and the value of their stock on the market
dropped 20 or 30 percent," Huth said. "They'd been in
business for 60, 70 or 80 years and in a matter of a few
hours they had effectively lost 60 percent of all the re-
serves they had. One more storm like that and Allstate
would have been bankrupt."
Homeowners looking for some good news might
want to consider the federally underwritten flood insur-
ance program, which shows no signs of giving anyone
any grief.
"We haven't heard a thing about flood insurance-
no problems at all," Huth said. Huth said the main con-
cern with flood insurance is that the three Island cities
must continue to be vigilant in enforcing the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) rules gov-
erning coastal construction. If FEMA were to deter-
mine that the cities were lax in enforcing those guide-
lines, it could cancel flood insurance polices for every-
one on the Island.
"But the cities have done a good job," Huth said of
the municipal enforcement efforts.


So far, 15 Island businesses have agreed to pay a
monthly fee to Creamans for the right to display signs
on the trolley. In exchange, the trolley makes regular
stops at those businesses to pick up and drop off pas-
sengers. The ride costs a dollar, or it's free if they pro-
duce a receipt showing they have patronized any of the
sponsoring advertisers.
That may be fine for Anna Maria Islanders, but it's
not the kind of activity Longboat Keyers want, accord-
ing to the Town Commission.
"We met with the (Longboat Key) Zoning Board
and they said we're in violation of their sign ordi-
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, PAGE 2


We're with you,

Alex
Sean and Susan Murphy of Holmes Beach are in
Boston this week with their daughter Alex where Alex
is scheduled to undergo additional medical treatment
Alex, an eight-year-old student at Anna Maria El-
ementary School, is scheduled for tests on Tuesday and
surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
All of us at The Islander Bystander ask you tojoinus
in keeping the Murphys in your thoughts and prayers.


AUTHENTIC. NATIVE ISLAND YARD FLAMINGOS?


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A mustering of storks
What's the attraction for wood storks seen frequently at 619 Key Royale Drive in Holmes Beach? They
strut about the yard, hang out in the driveway and were observed nestled down in the grass during this
week's cold weather. Islander Photos: David Futch


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days .............................. ... 7
Announcem ents ........................................... 8
POGS ......................................................... 10
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 14
Streetlife.................. .............................. 16
School daze ................ ............................ 18
Crossword puzzle....................................... 19
Anna M aria tides........................................ 21
Real estate................................................. 22


JANUARY 12, 1995


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND







rj PAGE 2 K JANUARY 12, 1995 a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach density ordinance voted down


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
In what may have been its final defeat, the contro-
versial density ordinance was voted down by the
Holmes Beach City Council last week.
The ordinance would have placed on the March
ballot a charter amendment to require a city-wide ref-
erendum for any density increase. Three council mem-
bers, as well as the city attorney, were concerned that
if the amendment passed it would circumvent due pro-
cess and create court challenges.
Don Hemke, an attorney representing moteliers in
the A-1 district, gave a summation of three-page legal
opinion that he provided to council.
"We feel if there's a request to increase the density
on a site specific property, that is clearly a quasi-judi-
cial matter under Florida law. You don't have voters
deciding a quasi-judicial matter in a referendum.
You're supposed to have a quasi-judicial proceeding
with impartial decision makers and are entitled to
proper notice, a decision on the record, evidence to
support the decision and so forth. It is not a popularity
poll."
Hemke said if the request is to increase density in
an entire district, it would be a legislative action. He
said the state's growth management act establishes
public hearings and ordinance as the process for
amending the comprehensive plan.
"It is certainly in everyone's interest to avoid costly
litigation," he stressed. "This would be creating the risk
of litigation that is unnecessary because if the ordi-
nance is not adopted, that does not preclude people
from making their voices heard in front of this body as
a quasi-judicial body."
Resident Bob VanWagoner disagreed and said the
issue is one of the people determining their own future.
"We're talking about a process by which the citi-
zens of the city amend their charter, which is the Bible
of their government, to put some control on how their
city is to be run," he said. "People feel it's a necessity.
We are attempting to lock the door on any vagaries that
would prevent us from doing what the state has asked
us to do limit coastal density."
Resident Bob Jorgensen agreed with VanWagoner


and added that the ordinance is city-wide, not site-spe-
cific, and would not increase or decrease density in the
city.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore, who introduced
the ordinance, said she will not vote for an ordinance
she feels will jeopardize the city.
"I believe density determines the character of a
community," said Councilman Luke Courtney. "That's
why this is so important In this particular case, I do not
see it being site specific or quasi-judicial."
Councilwoman Pat Geyer maintained the position
she's held throughout the deliberations that council
should make such decisions on behalf of the residents
and a charter amendment is unnecessary.
"On the surface the ordinance seems fair and
democratic," noted Council Chairman Mary Ellen
Reichard. "However, from everything I've read regard-
ing this, I have a problem because it's denying citizens
their rights to due process. All decisions by local gov-
ernment must be supported by substantial and compe-


tent evidence. Popular sentiment is not the a basis for
denying a property owner his rights. Citizens groups
must come to grips with the proper procedure."
Councilwoman Billie Martini said there is a small
group of people trying to "intimidate me and the coun-
cil and in doing this they are trying to intimidate the
voters of Holmes Beach." She argued that the court
cases cited by attorney "have nothing on common with
the ordinance proposed."
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said a charter amend-
ment would create a test case.
Whitmore asked City Attorney Patricia Petruff, "Is
there any way this can be passed in the future or is there
any way we can be more protected?"
"Truthfully, no," replied Petruff, "because the pre-
emptive issue that's out there is going to remain out
there. I'm not sure any more research that I can do will
give you any greater or lesser level of comfort."
Van Wagoner said the voters can use the initiative
process to get the charter amendment on the ballot.


Longboat Key officials threaten to ban trolley from roads


TROLLEY, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

nance," Creamans told The Islander Bystander. "But I
can run for 30 more days and they can't do a thing."
Creamans said he intends to continue his Longboat
Key route until the next zoning board meeting in Feb-
ruary. The trolley stops at Whitney Beach Plaza, the
Centre Shops and Avenue of the Flowers, three
Longboat Key advertisers who have signed up for the
trolley service.
Creamans says other Key advertisers want to get
on board with him, but he will not allow them to do so
for their own protection.
"I've got six on hold," Creamans said, "but I don't
want them to be blackballed."
Creamans was referring to a remark made by
Longboat Key Town Commissioner Al Green who,
according to a story in the Jan. 5 edition of The
Longboat Observer, "suggested that local residents
should boycott the businesses that have placed ads on
the trolley."
Creamans said he is comfortable with the current
three Longboat Key advertisers because they possess
the collective clout to fight town hall.
"The three shopping centers represent about 70
merchants, so they're a group that can handle it ,"
Creamans said.
Longboat Key participation is critical to keeping the
Island trolley going, Creamans said, because otherwise the
venture will be unprofitable. Creamans agreed to run the
trolley for four months on a trial basis, but he says he's
only gotten three-fourths of the advertisers he needs to
make the business a going concern.
If Longboat Key is eliminated from his potential
advertising market, Creamans says he would have to
reduce its service from five days a week to three.
"Anna Maria Island can't afford a trolley (by It-
self)," Creamans said. "I can make it work by includ-
ing Longboat. With Longboat Key we've got a good
system for four months that lets everybody see how it
works. Now Longboat's fighting me, so If they pull out


we've got a problem."
Although Creamans has hired a lawyer who has
met with Longboat officials, he says he can't afford a
protracted legal battle.
"I'm putting no money out of
pocket I can't fight city hall," 'If the Key
Creamans said. "You can't fight tax- consistent i
payer dollars. This is a mom-and-pop
business we have here, and I'm not the letter oJ
putting out $100,000 to prove some- ordinance,
body wrong or right" cite any car
Creamans says he will argue the
case himself when it comes before the ries a front
Longboat Key Planning Commission touting the
in February, and he hopes to change automobile
the minds of its members concerning
a fair interpretation of the Key's sign
ordinance. Creamans plans to assert a two-pronged de-
fense of his operation of his trolley.
The first is that the signs on the trolley are not ad-
vertising other businesses, but are his business, which
is providing charter transportation service for the spon-
soring businesses.
"We're not public transportation," Creamans said.
"We're charter. These businesses pay me x-number of
dollars a day to bring people to them and take people
away from them. I'm no different than Tours of
America or anyone else that comes across Longboat.
"The second is that if the Key is going to be con-
sistent in enforcing the letter of its sign ordinance, it
will have to cite any car which carries a front license
plate touting the name of an automobile dealer.
"It's ridiculous what they're trying to do,"
Creamans said. "If you have a front license plate that
advertises 'Corvettes of USA,' then you're as illegal as
I'm supposed to be you're not allowed on Longboat
Key, and you're subject to the same $500 a day fine
and 60 days in jail as me."
Creamans is not optimistic he will win this fight
"It's a done deal," Creamans said. "They're going
to say I'm wrong I mean, I can't beat them."


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But Creamans' hearing in Longboat Key Town
Hall isn't until February, and until then he said it's
going to be business as usual from Anna Maria City to
Lido Beach and every point inbetween, including
Longboat Key.
going to be That may be welcome news
enforcing for Island trolley riders who seem to
enolike the new transportation service.
s sign "We picked itup in front of the
will have to Prudential Realty in Holmes Beach,
Mhich car- took it down to Rotten Ralph's and then
all the way down to St Armands," said
cense plate Islander Claudia Barron of her first ride
ame of an on the trolley with friend Lou
ealer.' Fiorentino. "We had lunch, shopped,
and then jumped on the trolley and came
back it was fun."
"It was a great run," added Fiorentino, carrying a
package of books and periodicals from Kingsley's on
the circle.
Creamans said the projected schedule for the trol-
ley (beginning this week) is for three runs of two-and-
half hours each. The first will start at 9:30 a.m at Rot-
ten Ralph's and Galati Marine in Anna Maria City,
proceeding to St. Armands Inn and Lido Beach with
stops at the Anchorage Restaurant, Haley's Motel and
Resort, Coconuts Resort, Prudential Realty, 1st Na-
tional Bank of Manatee, Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce, Island Foods, Shells Restaurant,
Catalina Motel, Gulf Drive Cafe, Beach Barn, Bridge
Tender Inn, then on to Longboat Key and Whitney
Beach Plaza, Centre Shops and Avenue of the Flowers.
The return route stops are in reverse order, with the
trolley arriving back at Rotten Ralph's and Galati Ma-
rine at noon.
The second run departs Anna Maria City at 12:30
p.m., finishing the round trip at 3 p.m.
A third run leaves Anna Maria at 3:30 p.m. and
completes the day at 6 p.m.
The first and last runs also connect with Creamans'
trolley which serves Siesta Key.


Record manatee deaths in Florida for 1994
The second-highest
number ofmanatee
deaths were reported for
1994, with 192 of the
slow-moving marine
mammals reported
dead. Last year, 145 of
( the mammals were
killed. 1990 was the
worst year everfor sea
cow fatalities, when cold
weather contributed to
the deaths of206
manatees. This picture,
taken last November, is
of a young male mana-
tee killed by a watercraft
in the Intracoastal
: : Waterway by the Island





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 12, 1995 0 PAGE 3 IEU


No appeal on Bradenton
Beach Marina
expansion order
Bradenton Beach City Council members agreed to
follow the court ruling granting Allan Bazzy permis-
sion to expand the Bradenton Beach Marina onto six
adjacent residential lots.
Council members decided last Thursday not to
appeal Circuit Court Judge Scott Brownell's decision.
City Attorney Alan Prather advised the council the city
"would not prevail on an appeal."
An appeal could only focus on whether due process
and applicable Florida laws were not followed by
Brownell, Prather said.
Bazzy requested approval last summer to expand
and renovate the marina, located just south of the
Cortez Bridge. The expansion included construction of
a 200-foot-long by 80-foot-wide boat storage shed
which would be three stories tall. Also proposed in the
more than $1 million renovation is removal of boat
storage racks, two docks and extensive landscaping.
For the work, Bazzy needed an amendment to the
city's comprehensive plan, rezoning of six residential
lots for commercial use and vacation of portions of Bay
Drive North and Church Street. Council members ap-
proved the comprehensive plan amendment but re-
jected the rezoning and street vacations.
"The court said you had two choices [to either ap-
prove Bazzy's request or deny it]," Prather told council
members. "You chose one, that was wrong, and it doesn't
take a rocket scientist to figure out the right answer."
City officials will meet with Bazzy soon to adopt
the changes ordered by Brownell.
Bazzy has also filed two other lawsuits in relation
to the marina dispute. Prather said he expected one of
those other suits dealing with city building en-
croaching onto marina property to be dropped since
the marina expansion project will be approved.
The final suit, in which Bazzy has claimed 18 citi-
zens in Bradenton Beach "acted intentionally, will-
fully, knowingly, recklessly, wantonly, maliciously,
fraudulently and with flagrant disregard for the inter-
ests and rights of Bazzy," has been referred to federal
court. No dates for those hearings have been set.


Mayor seeks

opinion from

attorney general
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has
instructed City Attorney Patricia Petruff to seek an
opinion from the Attorney General on the density
referendum issue.
Last week the city council rejected an ordinance
placing a charter amendment on the March ballot
which would have required a city-wide referendum
for any zoning density increase.
The amendment could still appear on the ballot
if residents follow the citizen-initiative procedure
permitted in the city charter.
In a Jan. 4 letter to Petruff, Bohnenberger ex-
pressed concern over citizens following the initia-
tive procedure and the city's taxpayers bearing the
burden of defending the process in court.
"The secondary concern is with the registered vot-
ers that sign the petition," said the mayor in the letter.
"Should the process (of taking a density request to a
vote) be challenged and found to have denied the ap-
plicant the right of due process, these individuals may
possibly be joined in any legal action and be held in-
dividually responsible in any settlement."

Qualifying begins in
Holmes Beach
Qualifying for three Holmes Beach City Council
seats opened at noon Tuesday. Candidates have until
noon Jan. 24 to qualify to run for office. The election
will be held March 14.
Candidates must be residents of the city for two
consecutive years and sign a residency certificate. The
signatures of 15 registered voters are needed on elec-
tion petitions. The position pays $1 per month plus
$300 per month expenses for a total of $3,601 annually.
Of the three council members whose terms will
expire, Mary Ellen Reichard has declared she will not
run again, Luke Courtney has declared that he will run
and Billie Martini remains undecided.


Support for no-wake

zone sought Friday

by delegation
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has
asked Island residents to attend the Jan. 13 meeting of
the Manatee County Legislative delegation to support
the Island mayors' request for a no-wake zone in
county waters. The meeting will be held from 4 to 7
p.m. in the county commission chambers in the county
administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton.
The three Island mayors sought and received su-
port for the 100-yard no-wake zone from the county
commission. The commission then instructed its at-
torney to draft an ordinance for the entire county. The
ordinance must receive the unanimous support of the
legislative delegation in order to move forward to Tal-
lahassee.
The City of Venice has objected to the ordinance.



Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
None scheduled

Holmes Beach
1/12, 1 p.m., Council meeting to interview
architects for city complex design
1/17, 2 p.m., Planning Commission
1/17, 7:30 p.m., Council work session

Of Interest
1/14, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Asso-
ciation, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
1/16, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
1/18, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.


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my favorite things"

Pat Benson
Herald Restaurant Critic

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tranquility and the elegantly prepared, fresh food
quenches my desire to enjoy simply the best food
I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Their service
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Ii3 PAGE 4 0 JANUARY 12, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

A-1 density decision delayed for attorney opinion


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission voted to
seek an opinion from the city attorney on whether it can
recommend a density change for only the existing
motels in the A-1 district.
The district extends from the Martinique condo-
miniums at 52nd Street to 74th Street, from Gulf Drive
to the water. It is classified as multi-family residential/
seasonal tourist with a density of 10 units per acre.
Commissioners are considering a request from the
district's moteliers to change the density to 28 units per
acre. Some residents said if the increase is given to the
motels, there could be court challenges from other
property owners.
Motels in the A-1 district include Harrington
House, eight units; Harrington House Annex, four
units; Island Plantation, 22 units; Blue Water, 29 units;
Bali Hai, 42 units; Resort 66, 14 units; Sunset Beach,
13 units; White Sands, 14 units; White Sands Annex,
seven units; Coconuts Resort, 18 units.
Frank Davis, owner of Harrington House, defended


Parasail business
receives blessing of
Bradenton Beach
Parasailing will be permitted off a Bradenton
Beach dock. CityCouncil members unanimously
approved a special exception for operation of the
business last week.
The approval came after Daryl and Geri
Konecy's business, Fun & Sun Sports, Inc., had
received permission to operate the business last
summer, then discovered the approval did not
meet any of the requirements set forth under city
codes for special exception requests. City council
members agreed to waive all fees for Konecy to
pursue the special exception under city guidelines.
Stipulations to the special exception to oper-
ate the parasail business at 135 Bridge Street in-
clude:
Only one boat may be moored at the dock,
and the vessel shall be no more than 30 feet long.
A stand and sign are permitted, although the
sign requires a special permit.
No off-site signs will be permitted.
Telephone cables must be routed under-
ground.
The parasail operation must be conducted
only in the Gulf of Mexico and at a distance
greater than 300 feet from shore. That distance
includes the parasail and the vessel.
Safety rails or ropes are to be provided at the
dock for customers.
All federal, state and county permits must be
granted for the business to operate.


the increase because motels are commercial businesses.
"We're commercial like the drug store, the hard-
ware store, the supermarket. People drive up to our
door and ask for our product. Our product is a motel
room overlooking the Gulf. If we were put in a com-
mercial area, no one would buy the product we have.
We are the least intense business you have."
Former Mayor Charlotte Long said to consider a
change for a specific number of parcels is spot zoning
for a "few special interests. I think it's discriminatory
because if the council goes ahead with your recommen-
dation, somewhere down the line, there's going to be
a property owner who will tear down his building and
want to build at 28 units per acre. If the city turns him
down, it will be in court."
Commission Chairman Gabe Simches said the
board would need a legal opinion on whether it could
address only the motels with a density change.
Resident Betty Hill said, "You're not accepting
what the public is saying. Any piece of property that is
in that A-1 district that is limited to 10 units per acre
is going to be coming in and demanding the 28 (units


next on Island
The romantic, rollicking works of the song-writing
team of John Kander and Fred Ebb will be celebrated
in the Island Players presentation of "And the World
Goes 'Round" which opens at the Island Playhouse in
Anna Maria on Jan. 20. The show runs through Feb. 5.
Audiences will be taken on a tuneful roller coaster
ride through such hit shows as "Zorba," "Cabaret,"
"The Happy Time," "70, Girls, 70," and "The Kiss of
the Spider Woman."
"It's an exhilarating showcase of Kander's and
Ebb's ideas of life and romance existing in the world
today," says the play's director, Peter Strader. "It's a
very funny show with numerous lovely moments and
buoyant wit."


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per acre) and they cannot be refused."
Resident Mary Kay Adams said she is concerned
that a density change will diminish the quality of life
in the city.
"People at the drug store are Island people using an
Island business," she said. "They create no additional
traffic. People are not coming from the mainland to use
the drug store."
"There's another key issue," noted Don Howard,
owner of the Island Plantation. "This commission
agreed that they saw no reason to limit the duration of
residential rentals. Every house in R-l, R-2 or R-3 can
be a motel for overnight. You're not going to let us be
a motel but you'll let every house be a motel. That's
discrimination."
Resident Jim Meena said he favors the increase but
for motels only.
Simches noted, "If we didn't have the tourists com-
ing in between December and April, most of the Island
businesses would be dead. That increase in density that
we get is critical to the survival of most businesses on
this Island."


Players Stage
Cast members who do it all from dancing to
roller skating -include Sharon Murphy, Harold Dull,
Sam McDowell, Judy Webb, Arlene Greene and Brian
Osman.
Musical direction is by Marjorie Ebel and Phyllis
Gessler, with choreography by Becky Holahan.
The Island Players Theatre is located at the comer
of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive. All shows start at 8
p.m., except for the two matinees on Jan. 22 and Jan 29,
which start at 2 p.m. The theater is closed on Mondays.
Tickets are $10, and can be reserved by calling the
box office at 778-5755. The box office will be open daily
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. except Sundays, and will be open
for an hour before each performance during the run.

Guilded ones
CI New officers of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria
Island who were sworn in
last week include, left to
right, Art Ballman,
president, Louise Harris,
recording secretary, and
Harry Cieszki, treasurer.
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Not as many as last year, but still lots of birds on Island


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
Although the recent bird count by the local chap-
ter of the National Audubon Society showed fewer
feathered friends on the Island and in the surrounding
area than last year, bird populations are still healthy, a
spokesman says. According to Charles Pead, compiler
for Audubon, the difference in the numbers can be ex-
plained in large part to chance conditions at the time of
the counts.
About 16 volunteers met at the Island Branch LI-
brary early in the morning of Dec. 28 to help Pead col-
lect data for the Audubon's annual Christmas Bird
Count, an event that takes place around the world.
From the library the volunteers fanned out across the
length and breadth of the Island, as well as to Egmont
Key, Passage key, Beer Can Island and Cortez.
At the conclusion of the day's counting, the sight-
ing sheets were tallied and showed that 81 species and
8,380 birds had been spotted. That compared to 86
species and 14,839 birds in the 1993 count.
"The thing is, we didn't have the larger flocks of
cormorants we had 3,500 cormorants last year," said
Pead. "There was a feeding frenzy off of the Island last
year. A school of small fish came up near the surface,
and that's why we had so many birds.
"This happens quite often," Pead says of the varia-
tions in the numbers from year to year. "You just have
to be where you see the birds. You have no way of
knowing at anytime you go out how many birds you
will see."
Of note was that the group saw 10 gannets this
year. Last year the number was only four.
"We had some more-skilled birders this year,"
Pead said, explaining that the experience of seasoned
bird watchers contributed to the sightings of birds that
can easily escape the notice of more casual observers.
"Gannets fly offshore they do not come on land. If


you know what to look for, and you have the good for-
tune of being where they are feeding, then you can see
them. They spend little time on the water they pri-
marily fly."
Pead said the top four birds, as far as the number
of sightings, were the double-crested cormorant with
2,528 seen, 1,381 starlings, 881 laughing gulls and 693
brown pelicans.
"We only counted 81 white pelicans," Pead said,
adding that there are known to be about 350 in Sarasota
Bay.
Pead said the lower number of white pelicans is not
necessarily cause for concern, "because they could
have been feeding elsewhere, and just out of our view-


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Pead said the white pelican is a migratory bird,
coming to the area in November and departing in April
to follow the Mississippi River to their breeding area
which spans a flyway from Iowa to Canada.
"They are now spread out all over Florida," Pead
said.
Particularly noteworthy was the sighting of a single
great blue heron in the white form, Pead said, adding
that while many of the bird species sighted during the
count were considered "threatened," the heron was the
one highest on the endangered list
"This bird is usually not here," Pead said. "This
bird is usually seen in the Everglades."


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A mouthing of prompters
We find that nearly everyone has an opinion about the
guilt or innocence, the problems and circumstances and
propriety or mispropriety of Charles Anderson's actions.
Anderson is the Holmes Beach police officer who
resigned following a motorcycle accident Christmas
night According to the investigating report, Anderson
left the scene and his injured female passenger to go to
a friend's house to call for help. Instead, he drank al-
cohol, locked up the motorcycle in the garage and only
returned to the crash site with a friend sent to fetch him.
It's clear that Anderson made a lot of mistakes that
night, not the least of which is the accident
Other things are clear from the aftermath and the
swath of opinion heard, overheard and expressed in let-
ters in this edition of the newspaper. Anderson, or
"Chuck" as he is known to many, is liked by most people
here and his service to the community and friendship is
appreciated. Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said
his professional service was "exemplary."
The legal wrangling has yet to begin, since Ander-
son has not been formally charged and according to the
state attorney's office will not be until results of the
blood test are known in four to six weeks.
Last week, a caller asked if we would be willing to put
a collection jar for Anderson's legal defense in our office.
Unfortunately, Anderson's bizarre actions follow-
ing the incident go beyond the question of innocence
and it doesn't appear that anything could save his pro-
fessional law enforcement career.
Wouldn't we all like to have people and things -
bridges, Chuck Anderson and the whole Island the
way they were.

Caution: injunctions ahead
There simply aren't enough warning signs as you
enter the Town of Longboat Key.
We all should be cautioned of the danger of frivo-
lous lawsuits and endless possible litigation before we
step foot on the town welcome mat like when you
have surgery and the doctor warns you of all the worst
possible scenarios in the event they happen so you
can't sue him.
It must be insulting for trolley owner Gary Creamans
to hear the tacky insults and barbs from Longboat town
commissioners. We certainly take offense at the accusa-
tion of intrusion on Longboat by "undue growth" on Anna
Maria Island. Undue to whatCommissioner Green?
When you moved to the pristine beaches of
Longboat Key did someone give you a guarantee that
things would stay the same?
We hear that during World War II Longboat Key
was used as a target bombing range.


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Council violates public's
right to be heard
The Holmes Beach City Council discussion on Jan.
3 on the second reading of the ordinance which would
authorize a public referendum was conducted in viola-
tion of procedures established in the city's legislative
code, and continued in that violation even after being
challenged from the floor.
The council chairwoman said that a "new" proce-
dure would be followed that evening and that it was the
correct procedure. She said the public would have to
speak first to the question, and then the council mem-
bers would offer a motion, discuss the Issue and vote.
Public discussion would not be allowed during the lat-
ter period.
Despite protestations that the public was ill-in-
formed to debate the matter until the council members
evolved some of the issues through their own discus-
sion, the chairwoman insisted on the new procedure.
The legislative procedures code states: "Rules of Pro-
cedure for the Conduct of City Council Meetings, Sec.
6.10, council presentations a. Non-public hearing
items. Each non-public hearing item shall be presented by
the council member, mayor or person sponsoring the item.
Each council member shall be given the opportunity to
make comments or inquires and department heads shall be
consulted, if appropriate. At the discretion of the presid-
ing officer, comments from the public in attendance may
be solicited. At the close of public comment, council will
act on the matter. The public shall not participate in debate
alter a motion is on the floor."
Although the late setting for putting a motion is
contrary to Roberts Rules of Parliamentary Procedures,
the exception may be allowable, but it cuts the public
off from being able to address any extreme motion that
some council member may advance. The public is sup-
posed to be able to comment on what action is on the
floor and to points being considered by council mem-
bers, not only on a general agenda item. Forcing the
public to speak first was a direct violation.
Sadly, this reflects the general deterioration of
council meetings. Shortly after the last election brought
a new mayor, a whole new legislative code was ad-
vanced on a newly-structured city council. An inspec-


By Egan


tion of the new code against the old code shows
that the mayor successfully wrested control of some of
the key legislative responsibilities and authorities of the
council into his own control. And since that time, the
council chairwoman has been compliant in allowing
the mayor to take further and further prerogatives
granted in the city charter from the council with nary
a whimper. The council has been sold-out.
The voters must see that the council regains its
charter strengths and duties, and that it be strongly and
fairly led. Gradually, in the current process, the voice
of the people is being further and further eroded. We
must either fight to regain it, or let it and the city -
slip into the control of special interests (who are caus-
ing much of the turmoil, unnecessary time and ex-
penses of attorneys and public confusion now).
Bob VanWagoner, Holmes Beach

Fallen cop needs our
consideration
I am a resident of Holmes Beach and have been
since before Sgt Charles Anderson began working as
a police officer here. Over that time period, he has dem-
onstrated not only exemplary conduct and efficacy as
a police officer, he has exhibited genuine care and con-
cern for the people he was hired to serve and protect.
He has been responsible for the arrest of three accused
(now convicted) murderers on the streets of our "sleepy
little Island," as well as numerous other unnoticed acts of
courage, care, compassion and common sense. I have seen
him defuse many potentially volatile situations artfully
when I worked in the restaurant business.
While on patrol, he took an interest in the people he
met. He got to know the people of the Island, their chil-
dren and even their pets by name, and let them get to know
him. He knew of personal situations and would make a
point to stop to ask how things were going, offering help
and guidance wherever and whenever he could.
I am not privy to all the details and circumstances
of the incident that has let to his disheartening resigna-
tion, but I can only hope that the same degree of care,
concern and consideration he gave to us will be re-
turned to him. He is more than deserving of it.
Charles D. Tuppen III, Holmes Beach


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Company D of the Washington, D.C., volunteers with Sgt Dobson at the center.

SGT. DOBSON'S WOES


When the American invasion fleet
sailed for Cuba without Company D of
the District of Columbia volunteers, no
one was more disappointed than 19-year-
old First Sgt. Henry Dobson. But he was
confident he and his "boys" would see
action soon.
Company D's camp was on the
grounds of "the Garrison," where Fort
Brooke was established in 1824. The loca-
tion was right on the Bay at the mouth of
the Hillsborough River, and at first Dobson
found his situation pleasant.
He wrote his mother: "It is quite cool
tonight. A blanket is quite comfortable. I'm
half-reclining, curled in my blanket. The
stars are very clear and everything is quiet."
Dobson soon changed his mind.
"Tampa, collectively speaking, is a
BUM place," he wrote on his 20th birth-
day in late June. He complained of "sand,
fleas, flies, gnats, hunger and an intense
desire to walk up our front steps. ... The
food is miserable. For six days I have
been living one meal per day, having to
buy that one."
It would get worse. A smallpox vac-
cination made his left arm swell up, an
achy front tooth kept him awake nights
and he came to hate the army food. "Slop
and rot" he called it.
Though ailing much of the time, he did
his best to train his men. He had problems
with drunks in the company, yet it appears
he kept his troopers out of the kind of high
jinks blamed on the Rough Riders shoot-
ing up saloons and making shambles of
bordellos, that sort of thing.
One night, soon after camp was quiet,
Dobson heard a sound he instantly identi-
fled the "peculiar roar of horses'
hooves." Army horses corralled near the
railroad track had broken down a fence and
were stampeding up and down Franklin
Street. Dobson roused his men and calmly
called the roll "That quieted the boys"
- while his cooks lit fires to "keep off the
rushing animals."
The horses nevertheless rampaged
through the camp, scattering tent posts
and camp furniture right and left.
"They passed within two yards of us
but my boys never moved, not a man,"
Dobson bragged. "The company in front
broke and ran back into our street, but my


men are men." It took all night to round
up the runaways.
The worst thing was the incessant
rain.
"It rained eight times today," Dob-
son reported on June 23. "It rains, clears,
rains, clears, etc., all the time."
But there was fishing, Christian En-
deavor Society meetings at the YMCA,
and an opportunity to swim morning and
evening. Dobson didn't mind the frequent
thunder and lightning. "High waves. Fine,"
he commented to his mother.
On the third week of fighting, news
came that the Americans were at the
gates of Santiago. That knowledge made
the men of Company D desperate to get
going.
Finally they got their wish. On July
3, the day his ship left Tampa harbor,
Dobson wrote his mother, "All aboard!
Going now. All OK."
But it was too late. On that very day
the Americans captured San Juan Hill
and defeated Spain. While Tampa Bay
celebrated wildly, Company D was still
on the high seas.
At occupied Santiago, Henry Dobson
had to content himself with acquiring a
souvenir key from the Spanish blockhouse
atop famous San Juan Hill (Will Bean of
Anna Maria Island had a similar experi-
ence missing out on battle glory but
coming home with a Spanish sword.)
What Dobson also got from his so-
journ in Cuba was a case of typhoid fe-
ver. He died of it on Sept. 11 in a Brook-
lyn Hospital.
The young man's mother and father,
a physician, were so appalled by what
they felt was abysmal medical care they
complained to the Washington newspa-
pers. Their son's funeral packed
Washington's huge Presbyterian Church
and his body was buried in Arlington
National Cemetery.
The Washington Star noted in a story
headlined GRIEF IN COMPANY D that
Henry Dobson had been recommended for
a lieutenant's commission, "but the oppor-
tunity for promotion never came."

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Arbanus is a certified specialist in Native Ameri-
can culture and Eskimos on the northwest coast.
The public is invited to attend.
Island Helpmates hold
crusin' fundraiser
The Anna Maria Island Helpmates, a support
group for the Anna Maria Island Power -Squadron,
Inc., is sponsoring a fashion show and fundraiser lun-
cheon, "Cruise & Rendezvous Fashions," at the
Bradenton Country Club, 4646 9th Ave. W.,
Bradenton, on Friday, Jan. 20.
Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $14
per person. For tickets and information call Sarah
Maloney at 778-4865 or Bee Cahoon at 792-0658.

Holmes Beach Civic
Association to hold
general meeting
A general meeting of the new Holmes Beach Civic
Association will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Is-
land Branch Library, Holmes Beach, at 10:30 am.
The agenda includes the election of the board of
directors and officers and the first reading of the
group's bylaws. Suggestions for both business and
social programs during 1995 will be solicited.
All Holmes Beach residents are encouraged and
invited to attend.

Temple Beth Israel
sponsors outreach
program
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Temple
Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key, will
host an informal get together for those who seek to
Investigate Judaism and to welcome intermarried
couples and Jews-by-choice into the congregation.
Call the temple at 383-3428 for information.
Woman's Club celebrates
centennial
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
celebrate the GFWC Florida Federation of Women's
Club Centennial with a tea on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at
1 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The event celebrates 100 years of volunteer excel-
lence for civic and educational work in the commu-
nity and the state.
Refreshments will be served. The Manatee High
School Chamber Orchestra will perform.
The community is invited to attend.

Center offers intermediate
line dancing Jan. 13
The intermediate line dancing class will be held
Friday from 10:30 a.m. until noon beginning Jan.
13.The class will also include some country/western
line dancing.
Cost is $2 per class for Center members, $3 for
non-members.
For more information, call instructor Bunny Bur-
ton at 747-5418, or call the Center at 778-1908


Privateers hand over
plunder to center
Members of the Anna Maria Island Privateers
donate $1,000 to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. The donation is the result of the
organization's successful fall fundraising events.
Pictured left to right are Larry Hand, Norm
McKelvey, Don Garneau, Gary Krauss, the center's
Executive Director Pierette Kelly and Privateers'
President Andy Toombs. The Anna Maria Island
Privateers' officers for 1994/95 are Andy Toombs,
president; Rick Maddox, vice president; Bruce
Witton, secretary; Norm McKelvey, treasurer; John
Swager, captain; and Will Stokes, liaison.

Hi-1 2 to meet
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club will meet on Thurs-
day, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. at Crabby Bill's Restaurant in
Holmes Beach.
All Masons are invited.
For reservations call 795-0484.
Garden club to meet
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet on
Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m., at Roser Memorial
Community Church, Anna Maria City.
The guest speaker will be Roger Miller represent-
ing the Manatee Orchid Society.
Refreshment will be served and the public is in-
vited.
University Women to meet
The Bradenton branch of the American Associa-
tion of University Women will meet on Tuesday, Jan.
17, at the Holiday Inn Riverfront in Bradenton begin-
ning at 6 p.m.
The speaker will be Dr. Stephen Korchek, presi-
dent of Manatee Community College.
The cost is $15 and reservations are required. For
reservations call Marge Reiter at 753-3861 or Pat Todd
at 792-8372.

Island center offers special
events Jan. 13
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna
Maria City, will be host to a free jazz concert by the Jazz
Club of Sarasota on Friday, Jan. 13, starting at 12 noon.
On Friday, Jan. 20, the center's Women's Resource
Center Programs will include a class on "101 Activities
for Parents to Use With Children," at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.,
followed by a program entitled, "Understanding a
Woman's Basic Needs," at 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
At 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, Jan. 27, an
Oriental Rug Craft program will be held and SHARE
pickup will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28 between
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
For more information call the center at 778-1908.
New art class at
Community Center
A new art class offered at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center is designed for individuals interested
in learning about oil pastels. In the class, the student will
explore, through various outdoor studies, the different
methods of application and the use of color in oil pastels.
For the first class bring oil pastels and a drawing pad
if you have them. If not, you can come and get informa-
tion on how to get the needed materials at reduced rates.
Cost for the class is $40 for Center members, $45
for non-members.
The 10-week session begins Jan. 25 and runs
through Mar. 29, meeting every Wednesday from
12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call instructor Karen
Drummond at 753-9017, or call the Center at 778-1908.
Cancer Society sponsors
health fair
The American Cancer Society, Manatee County
Unit and the Manatee County Rural Health Services,
Inc., will sponsor a health fair, "Cancer Awareness, A
Family Affair" on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9 to 3:30
p.m. at Samoset Health Center, 2703 19th St E.,
Bradenton.
For further information call the American Cancer
Society at 753-6471.






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Author appearance and book
signing at Brain Gym
Brain Gym bookstore will host an author
appearance and book signing by Bradenton resi-
dent Clare Braux, author of "Medusa & Her
Sisters," on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m.
Braux's book is a dramatic novel about lovers
in conflict in a luscious Mediterranean setting. Her
story line includes acts of international art fraud,
the discovery of an ancient statue of the Goddess
Diana, and the murder of an innocent.
The public is invited to attend. Brain Gym is
located at 5340 F Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach,









Art League opens
membership month
The Anna Maria Island Art League is open for new
members during the month of January.
Annual memberships cost $20 for an individual
and $30 for a family. Student memberships are $5.
Membership fees include discounts on all art
classes offered at the league, receipt of the league's
newsletter published eight times a year which informs
members of upcoming art events at the league and
around the country, and lending privileges from the
league's extensive library.
All patrons who join or renew their memberships
during January may choose between four different fes-
tival prints and will receive a coupon from Phoenix
Frame for 10% off the cost of framing the print.
For more information call 778-2099.

Hand-on demonstration at
Island Gallery West
The Island Gallery West, 5348 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, will offer two hands-on demonstrations on Sat-
urday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Irene Murphy will demonstrate "Quilting and
Hand Beading" and Lee Mears will demonstrate
"Acrylic and Collage."
For more information call the gallery at 778-6648
between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Arts and crafts festival in
Sarasota
The Sarasota Visual Art Center will hold its "21st
Annual Sarasota Bay Arts & Crafts Festival" on Sat-
urday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15, at the Sarasota
County Fairgrounds, Fruitville Road, Sarasota.
The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Adult tick-
ets are $2. Children 12 years old and under are free.
Call the center for 365-2032 for additional infor-
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An afternoon reception for members and inter-
ested guests will be held by the Art League of Mana-
tee County, 209 9th St. W., Bradenton, on Sunday,
Jan. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The afternoon will include a "Members All Me-
dia" exhibition and admission is free.

Longboat center offers
classes and opens show
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat
Dr. S., will offering the following classes during the
month of January: basketry, drawing and oil, oriental,
brush painting, pastel, paper making/embossing, pot-
tery, and printmaking (etching).
Classes cost $50 for five consecutive sessions.
Evening, weekday and Saturday classes are offered.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, the center will host a dem-
onstration in "Loose Watercolor" by Jerry McClish.
The cost is $3.
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 19, the center will open
its largest exhibition of the season, the Northern Trust
Bank of Florida Exhibition. The exhibit will run
through Feb. 19.
Call the center at 383-2345 class registration and
information.

Exhibit of 'Visual
.Journalist' at Ringling
An exhibition of work by Alan E. Cober, one of the
world's most renowned illustrators, will be open through
Jan. 23 at Ringling School of Art and Design in the North
Gallery, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
A reception with the artist is free and open to the
public. It will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 5 to
7:30 p.m.


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hosts myriad activities
A Volunteer Orientation Meeting will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 am. at the Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, City
Island, Sarasota.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities
such as data entry, filing, and gift shop cashiers. Com-
plete training will be given in all areas.
A raffle is being held to benefit the sanctuary. The
grand prize is an eight-day motorcoach trip for two to
singer Bobby Vinton's home in Branson, Mo. The
contribution is $5 a ticket or six tickets for $25. The
drawing will be held March 31 and winners do not
have to be present to win.
Call the sanctuary at 388-4444 for information
and details on all activities.


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Everything you ever wanted to know about POGS


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
POGS. Originally it meant passion (as in fruit),
orange and guava juices. Nowadays it means big busi-
ness in little circles of cardboard used for playing
games and collecting.
If you haven't heard of POGS, here's a prediction
for the New Year you can take to the bank: You will.
POGS. Passion, orange and guava? Huh?
"It actually is associated with a dairy in Hawaii that
brought out a juice with a cap on it, and the kids started
playing a game with the cap," says Jim Brady, owner
of West Coast Surf Shop in Holmes Beach, a place
where they have a lot of POGS for sale. "The game is
originally from the depression era it's an old milk
cap game."
Brady says the game resurfaced in Hawaii about
five years ago.
"It's real strong over there," said Brady, "then in
California, now in Florida it's moving all over the
country."
Although POGS stands for the juice drink bottled
by the Haleakala Dairies of Maui, the name is more
famous for the cardboard disks that seal the bottle. But
no, that can't be right, because how long has it been
since anyone has seen a bottle sealed with a cardboard
cap?
The closest thing to a cardboard cap in recent years
was on a yogurt container. They don't do that anymore,
so let's see if we can cut right to the chase on the ques-
tion of what POGS are.
POGS are discs of cardboard a little over an inch-
and-a-half in diameter and one-sixteenth-of-an-inch
thick, that are modeled after the cardboard discs that
years ago were lids for milk when it came in bottles.
Some POGS even have little pull tabs on them for nos-
talgia reasons, but no current-day POG is ever going to
be used to seal a bottle of anything they're made for
playing and collecting.
Playing POGS is kind of like marbles. Two to four
players agree upon how many POGS they'll play for,
then the POGS are stacked on top of each other face up.
The first contestant throws a POG at the stack, and any
POGS that flip over are won and removed. The remain-
ing POGS are restacked and another player gets a
chance to throw his "slammer," "hitter" or "kini" at the
stack.
"It's not as easy as it looks," Brady says.
Brady says it's also important for players to agree
before the game begins whether they are playing for
fun or for keeps.
According to Brady, not every POG is a POG, be-
cause the name is now a registered trademark. His store
advertises POGS since it sells the genuine article, he says.

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"A company in California bought the rights to the
name and they're the only company that's supposed to
use the name POGS," Brady says, acknowledging that
the moniker still is rather generic in popular usage de-
spite the legal protection of a copyright. "Originally,
the dairy that bottled the drink in Hawaii used POG as
the name of the product, and the kids would pull the
caps off and they just called them POGS. But you'll
hear the words milk caps or coins now, too, because
POGS is a copyrighted and patented name. We sell the

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The caps that only used to promote a certain brand
of tropical juice have come a long way in the past few
years, Brady says, with just about every type of mes-
sage and artwork being printed on them, ranging from
simple black-and-white business advertisements, to
full-color art and even holographic images.
"Everybody's got them now," Brady says.
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Checking out the
various POGS for sale
at West Coast Surf Shop
are, left to right, Wayne
Charles, 11, and
Richard Ryan, 14.


POGS tions.
"We've made them for a few businesses on the
M PRECEDING PAGE Island, Spallino says, estimating the company has


"McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Power Rangers, Street
Fighters, baseball and football card companies. They
can be anything from political to religious they can
be just about anything you want them to be."
Brady's shop even uses them as business cards.
"What's unique about them is that people tend to
hold on to them more than a business card," Brady
says. "They don't throw them down, because if they do,
somebody else picks them up."
Joe Spallino, owner of Joe's Eats and Sweets in
Bradenton Beach, agrees. Like Brady, he gives away
milkcaps with purchases (he also sells a large variety
of them), and he finds the little discs just keep bring-
ing in business.
And they are a coming business in themselves, for
not only does Spallino sell milkcaps, but he manufac-
tures them in partnership with Brady through a com-
pany known as Ocean to Ocean Trading Cap Promo-


turned out over 200,000 caps. "It's a considerable num-
ber."
Spallino says milkcaps are great promotional ma-
terials and are often used in fund raising efforts, espe-
cially in schools.
"Last year we made them for Manatee High School
and Southeast High School," Spallino says. "We've
also made them for the Rubonia Mardi Gras. And prob-
ably within the next six months we'll be doing some-
thing for Jane Goodall's organization." Goodall is the
world-famous chimpanzee researcher.
"Spallino says Ocean to Ocean (which can be
reached by calling either Joe's Eats and Sweets or West
Coast Surf Shop) is able to handle smaller orders than
other manufacturers, thereby letting smaller businesses
get in on the burgeoning milkcap craze.
"We're probably one of the few companies that can
run smaller volumes a thousand to five thousand,"


Spallino says. "We'll run a thousand if it fits in right
with our production, whereas some companies won't
run less than 50,000.
"We're also good at doing detail," Spallino says.
"If an artist wanted something made on a (milk cap),
we can do the detail. It could be like a limited series or
a signed set, sort of like low-end miniature artwork."
Wholesale prices on milkcaps featuring relatively
simple designs can run five to seven cents (or less)
apiece, says Brady.
Retail prices on POGS range anywhere from a
dime to $6 and up, but the great majority of the caps
being sold on the Island go for about 50-cents.
Although they're used for recreation (with some
seeing some pretty heavy-duty action), a sub-culture of
collectors wouldn't think of doing anything but han-
dling the little caps in the most gingerly fashion.
"People collect them," Brady says, "and the ones
out of Hawaii are quite valuable they go up any-
where from $25 to $50 apiece for the original Hawai-
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James L. Pay
James L. Pay, 63, of Anna Maria Island, died
Jan. 4 at home.
Pay was the founder of the Anna Maria Art
League and an originator and director of the
league's art and crafts
Festival, which recently
celebrated its sixth suc-
-. cessful year.
He came to
Anna Maria Island In
1980 and renewed his
teen-age interest in
photography. He was
accepted at art shows
Pay throughout Florida and
Pay won many competi-
tions for his photo-
graphs including the Manatee County Fair and
competitions in Lakeland and St. Johns. He suc-
cessfully sold many works featuring Anna Maria
scenes and wildlife.
Born in Miami, Mr. Pay came to Manatee
County from there in 1978. He was a retired
worker for the aerospace industry and he also
worked overseas for the Department of Defense.
He was a Methodist. He was a former member of
the American Legion Post 24 of Bradenton, a
former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
of Bradenton.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; three
sons, Mark J., of Inverness, Dean A., of
Crawfordville, and Eric C., of St. Augustine; a
stepson, James McPhillips of Mims; three grand-
children; and five step-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. A service will be
held 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, Florida National
Cemetery, Bushnell, with the Rev. Larry Hartman


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Sarasota Ballet presents
international gala
In two performances on Friday and Saturday, Jan.
20 and 21, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in
Sarasota, the Sarasota Ballet will showcase its princi-
pal dance partners along with three internationally ac-
claimed partners in its "3rd Annual International Gala
Of the Stars."
For performance time and ticket information call


Jim Pay's white heron captured many prizes and
awards at area art shows.

officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217 or Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Bradenton, Fla.
34209. Direct Mortuary Services is in charge of ar-
rangements.


the Sarasota Ballet box office at 366-6740.

Theatre Works holds
auditions
Director Nancy Oliver will hold open auditions for
an original comedy, "The Maiden Voyage of M.
Perrichon," by local playwright Jack Fournier on Sun-
day and Monday, Jan. 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. at Theatre
Works, 1247 First St., Sarasota.
Roles are available for four men age 18 to 30; three
men age 40 to 50; and one woman age 18-25. Show
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Stop the
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Rumors fly
By Bonner Presswood
Bobby Hall, downed Army pilot held 13 days in
North Korea, spent a quiet New Year's Day with fam-
ily, away from the spotlight Was he staying incognito
on Pine Avenue at the beach in Anna Maria? A mys-
tery caller reported he was, but the rumor remains un-
confirmed.

Breakfast abounds
If eating out is a sport, Islanders excel on all
counts. Some say there's little else to do on this little
heap of sand.
And, we like to get in an early workout.
So, it shouldn't be amazing that our little Island is
host to a bevy of
breakfast eater-
ies. They spe- a
cialize in every-
thing from eggs
Benedict to

cream and
strawberry
laden
waffles,
Polynesian
fried rice (with Spam!), and of course, good, old-fash-
loned home cooking.
The specialist in a healthful breakfast is a little to
our south. Isabelle's on Longboat Key just celebrated
their third birthday and there's a good reason they're
successful. Owner Kim Durocher has a menu of inno-
vative, fresh foods. The morning menu includes clas-
sic pancakes or pancakes with fruit or nuts or whatever.
The griddle is always sizzling with something delicious
at Islabelle's.
To add to the phenomenon, aside from hotel din-
ing rooms, with the "passing" of Shenkel's, there is





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Old Bridge Street has been beautified and has a
brand-new image, with fun shopping, eating, art and
entertainment opportunities for young and old alike.
It's something the merchants of Bridge Street are un-
derstandably proud of, and to celebrate they're get-
ting together this weekend to hold a collective open
house.
The big day kicks off at 10 a.m. Sat., Jan. 14,
and runs through 8 p.m. that evening.
Here's a sampler of what you'll find:
Over the Edge Gallery This gallery offers
conventional and contemporary works with wonder-
ful Island and beach themes. Visitors will receive a
free matted Doma Burgess print of their choice.
The Light House Fine sculpture, baskets,
hand-painted curios and "dream catchers" are of-
fered here, along with imported gifts. Also offered
are life principle guidance and miracle workshops.


only one other breakfast spot on Longboat Key we
know of and that's Island Sandwich Shop at mid-key.
Here on Anna Maria, starting from the south end,
we have breakfast dining on the city pier in Bradenton
Beach and at a couple of spots on Bridge Street Then
just up the road, there's great pancakes waiting for you
at Smurf's and just past the Cortez bridge is Gulf Drive
Cafe. Sometimes there's a line, but it's worth the wait
and who minds kibitzing and watching the waves lap
on the shoreline.
The Island Inn on Gulf Drive has an unusually
tasty red beet hash as well as old-fashioned hash on
their menu and just before you enter Holmes Beach,
you'll find traditional and British breakfast items on the
weekends at Crown & Thistle.
Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach al-
ways has a great deal on all-you-can-eat pancakes and
sausage but they've added a weekend breakfast buffet
where everything looks very delicious. You have to graze
over this slowly to enjoy all they have-to offer.


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Red Beard's Treasure Chest This old-world
shop offers unique collectables and marvelous
nauticals. A literal walk through history is possible
here. The first 25 customers who make a $20 pur-
chase will receive a free print.
Sonny Daze, A Real Coffee House Live
music will be provided at intervals throughout the
Bridge Street collective open house. Buy one
espresso or coffee drink and get one free.
The Artists' Workshop A progressive gal-
lery, this is the place to go if you want to see artists
at work. A gallery and boutique, it offers a variety
of styles and media by local artist and others, includ-
ing oil paintings, ceramic sculpture and various
hand-painted and hand-dyed apparel, accessories
and curios. The first 25 customers making a $20
purchase will receive a hand-signed print.


In the shopping centers, at the heart of the business
district in Holmes Beach, the choices are eenie, meenie,
miney, moe. Kay's Korner Diner (until just recently
known as Sweete Spoon), Linda's Sunnyside-Up, Ches's
Pasta Plus and for the French appetite, Chez Andre.
Next stop, Anna Maria at Tip of the Island for
Annie's home cooking and then around the bend to the
bay front for Ato's Polynesian fare.
Farthest north, we come back on ourselves at yet an-
other pier the Rod & Reel where they serve a tasty
menu of breakfast all day. And just like at the Bradenton
Beach City Pier, you get to watch the fishermen reel in
their catch while you graze. At the "R&R," you also get
a great view of the Skyway Bridge, Egmont Key and Pas-
sage Key, a wildlife sanctuary.
You can't get it any better.
Except maybe at Skyway Jack's, but that's another
story and a long trip.
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Afternoon of opera at
Methodist church
First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W.,
Bradenton, will host "An Afternoon of Opera" per-
formed by the Sarasota Opera Studio Artists from the
Sarasota Opera, on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m.
The performance is free and open to the public. A
free-will offering will be taken.
Call 747-4406 for more Information.

Jazz Club sponsors
benefit concert
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will hold a jazz concert
on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m., at Symphony Hall,
Sarasota.
Jazz groups and vocalists will perform in both
David Cohen Hall and Holley Hall during the three-
hour concert.
Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Jazz
Club office, 290 Cocoanut Ave. at Fruitville Road,
Sarasota. Seating is limited and tickets will be sold on
a first-come basis.
Proceeds will benefit the various educational pro-
grams of the Jazz Club.
For more information, call the club at 366-1552.

Taj Mahal performs at
Players Jan. 21
The Players of Sarasota will present legendary
bluesman Taj Mahal for one show only on Saturday,
Jan. 21, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $16 and available at the Players Box
Office, US.41 and 9th Street, Sarasota.
Call the box office at 365-2494 for ticket information.



Longboat chamber
sponsors 'NOONER'
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold a "NOONER," Networking Opportunities Open-
ing New Enterprising Relationships, meeting at Jack's
Chophouse, 214 Sarasota Quay, Sarasota, on Wednes-
day, Jan. 18, at 12 noon.
The cost of $10 includes lunch, a non-alcoholic
beverage, tax and tip. To make reservations and select
a menu item call 383-2466.


Prudential announces top
producers
The Prudential Florida Realty has announced that
Carol Heinze was its top lister at its Anna Maria Island
office for the month of December.
The top seller out of the Island office was Karin
Stephan.

Westbay earns national
award
A National Certificate of Merit for business inno-
vation has been awarded to Westbay Athletic Club of
Bradenton.
The 1994 NOVA7AWARDS for outstanding inno-
vation in promotion, sales, and marketing recognized
Westbay Athletic club for its creative direct marketing
strategies.
Only 25 health/fitness facilities throughout North
America received Certificates of Merit in 1994.


Real estate company and
Mote Marine unit
to build tanks
Sales associates with The Prudential Florida Realty
are joining together to help Sarasota's Mote Marine
Laboratory raise money to support the construction of
two lagoons at the new marine mammal facility.
Mote Marine established the "Buy-A-Gallon" pro-
gram to raise the necessary $1.6 million, with donors
becoming symbolic owners of the lagoons. The Pru-
dential Florida Realty took it one step further by cre-
ating the "Gallon Challenge" among its seven Sarasota
and Manatee county offices.
The "Gallon Challenge" is a friendly competition
among the offices to see who can raise the most money
for Mote. Large water bottles have been placed in each
office and the office that contributes the largest amount
by Feb. 7, will be recognized at the company's Awards
Breakfast in February at Mote Marine.
The Island branch of The Prudential Florida Realty
is located in the S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach.


Island Real Estate
announces top producers
Island Real Estate, Holmes Beach, announced that
Yvonne Higgins was the company's top listing agent
and Wendy Kay Foldes was its top selling agent for the
month of December.


Central Library offers tax
program for seniors
On Saturday, Jan. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rob-
ert Dombrosky will present a program entitled "Senior
Citizens and Taxes" at the Manatee County Central
Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradentonin the
library's auditorium.
The program is free and open to the public.

Deep Sea Adventures
shared at Mote
On Monday, Jan. 16, Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, will host a lecture by Dr.
Robert Ballard, senior scientist in the Department of Ap-
plied Ocean Physics and Engineering at Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution and founder of the JASON
Foundation for Education, who will speak on deep sea ex-
ploration.
The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the
Martin-Selby Science Education Center at Mote. The
cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students ages four to 17.
Reservations are required and can be made by call-
ing 388-4441, ext. 567.

Audubon Society to hear
about Americycle
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet
at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Rd., Bradenton.
The public is welcome. Call 792-0963 for information.


The Island Poet
As I walk along the beach and my toes fill up
with sand,
I think of other winters spent in a very differ-
ent land.
How we used to plod along through all that
ice and snow,
That was almost two feet deep everywhere
we'd go.
How we'd sit before an open fire and the logs
would pop and crack,
While we would roast ourselves in front and
freeze to death in back.
And the thoughts of all those chilling things
and a million more,
Is the reason that I am smiling as I walk along
the shore.
Bud Atteridge


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 13, theft, 700 block of North Shore Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered
the bedroom and removed $60 in cash.
Dec. 21, towed vehicle, 200 block of Willow. The
deputy responded in reference to a suspicious vehicle
and subjects. Upon arrival, the deputy checked the
identification of four of the subjects, none of whom had
a valid driver's license. The fifth had fled the scene.
The vehicle tag belonged to another vehicle and the
decal belonged to another vehicle reported as stolen.
The owner could not be contacted and the vehicle was
towed.
Dec. 24 attempted burglary, 101 S. Bay Blvd.,
Anchorage restaurant. A person unknown attempted to
pry open the windows on the corporate office but was
frightened off by a person sleeping in the office.
Dec. 26, theft, 700 block of North Shore Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported that a person un-
known removed a ring she had placed on a cooler while
at the beach.
Dec. 30, grand theft auto, 800 block of North
Shore Drive. The wife of the victim entered the resi-
dence, removed items, placed the items in a rental ve-
hicle and left the scene.
Jan. 1, alcohol citation, Bay Front Park.
Jan. 2, criminal mischief, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria City Pier. The complainant reported that two
male juveniles kicked the bathroom doors and damaged
the locks.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 25, theft of a bicycle valued at $200, 2200
block of Avenue B.
Dec. 28, grand theft, 116 Bridge St., Sports
Lounge. The bartender reported an intoxicated subject
who was causing a disturbance and would not leave.
The subject said her wallet, containing $400 in cash,
was stolen.
Dec. 31, burglary to an automobile, grand theft,
theft of a firearm, Leffis Key. The complainant re-
ported that a person unknown smashed the vehicle's
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A Bradenton Beach woman was arrested and
charged with driving under the influence twice
within 24 hours over the New Year's weekend.
Cathy Pugh, 35, was arrested shortly before mid-
night on Dec. 30 in the 1800 block of Gulf Drive
North. She was observed by a Bradenton Beach po-
lice officer who said in his report that she was unable
to keep her vehicle in the lane.
Pugh was taken into custody after failing a road-
side sobriety test and according to police, her blood-


passenger window and removed a 9 mm pistol valued
at $599, a video camera valued at $900, a camera val-
ued at $800, a heart monitor valued at $145, a briefcase
valued at $50, a calculator valued at $20, two jackets
valued at $20 and $114 and two flashlights valued at
$10 each.
Jan. 1, criminal mischief, 1325 Gulf Dr. N.,
Catalina Resort. The complainant reported that a per-
son unknown damaged several wooden lounge chairs
and tables with a metal pipe. The chairs were valued at
$780 and the tables at $600.
Jan. 3, theft of a sign, 219 Gulf Dr. S., Joe's Eats
and Sweets. The sign was recovered on Jan. 4 on Co-
quina Beach by an officer and returned.
Jan. 4, found property a three-speed, Free
Spirit bicycle, 100 block of Seventh Street.
Jan. 4, DUI, 100 block of Gulf Drive North to
11500 block of Cortez Road. The officer observed the
vehicle in front of him, driven by Brian Kennahan, 46,
of Bradenton, cross the center line four times then turn
east on Cortez Road. The officer noted that the vehicle
traveled 85 to 90 mph over the bridge and would not
stop. The vehicle stopped 13 blocks later. Kennahan
nearly fell to the ground as he exited the vehicle, said
the report. The officer administered field sobriety tests
and placed Kennahan in custody.
Jan. 5, burglary, grand theft, 100 block of Fourth
Street South. The complainant reported that a person
unknown entered the residence and removed a surf-
board valued at $400 and art work valued at $100.
Jan. 6, bicycle theft, 120 Bridge St, Sports Lounge.


alcohol test result was 0.266, more than three times
the level at which a person is considered drunk.
The following day, Saturday, at 6:45 p.m. Pugh
was involved in a traffic accident at Manatee Avenue
and East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. Observers at the
accident scene saw Pugh leave and followed her.
Holmes Beach police found Pugh at her home where
she was asked to perform sobriety tests. The breath test
showed a blood-alchocol level of 0.247, well above the
legal limit. Pugh was arrested again.


Holmes Beach
Dec. 30, damage, 5901 Marina Dr., Smith Realty.
The complainant reported that an unknown vehicle
passed by the office building and the occupants fired
a high powered BB gun at the windows, breaking two.
The windows were valued at $400.
Dec. 30, burglary to an automobile, 3600 block
of Sixth Avenue. The complainant reported that a per-
son unknown entered a motor home, ransacked it and
removed a stereo/cassette/radio valued at $150.
Dec. 30, assist EMS, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer responded to a report of an 11-month-old
child that had fallen from a second floor balcony. EMS
transported the child to the hospital for evaluation.
Dec. 30, animal, 300 block of 62nd Street. The
officer responded to a report of a loose dog. He noted
in his report that the dog has been quarantined twice for
attacking and biting people. The officer observed the
dog running through the neighborhood and, as he was
approaching a residence, the dog attacked and bit him
in the upper thigh and lower buttocks. The officer
sprayed the dog with pepper spray. An animal control
officer responded to take custody of the dog.
Dec. 31, petty larceny of an urn filled with arti-
ficial flowers, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard.
Dec. 31, found property a set of keys, Clark
Drive and Clark Lane.
Jan. 1, found property a women's blue and
pink, 15-speed, 24-inch, Shamano bicycle with a black

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Antiques galore to be at
St. Bernard's sale
Florence Gelderman, left, and JoAnn Heyne hold
representative samples of the items which will be
available at St. Bernard's 25th Annual Antique Show
and Sale. Sponsored by the St Bernard Guild, the
three-day event will run Jan. 13-15, beginning at 10
a.m. and ending at 6p.m. each day except for the last
day, which ends at 3 p.m. The show will be at St.
Bernard Center on South Harbor Drive, and admission
each day will be $2.50. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff.

Roser Church sponsors
week of events
On Saturday, Jan. 14, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon,
the Mission Committee of Roser Memorial Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, will hold a yard sale.
Trinkets, gadgets, televisions, furniture, bicycles
and many small appliances will be available.
On Sunday, Jan. 15, members in the Loving Hands

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Two new firefighters begin work


Jeff Lonzo and Brian
Reed began full-time A
duty with the Anna
Maria Fire District Jan.
3. The fire commission '
recently voted to hire two
firefighters in lieu of re-
placing Battalion Cap-
tain Tony Bailey who re- .: .
signed to become the ,
first paid fire chief of the Lonzo
Parrish Fire District.
Reed is a firefighter and EMT (emergency
medical technician) and has been a district volunteer
for nearly six years. The Manatee County native
served for five years in the Marine Corps. Reed and
his wife Pamela, also a volunteer, were the first
couple to be married in Fire Station 1 in Holmes


Ministry program will speak on the program's effect on
their lives at the 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.
Holmes Beach resident Jay Erickson will speak at the
Roser Men's Club meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 12
noon. Erickson's topic will be about hiking the Appala-
chian Trail.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Roser Church will
begin "Twelve Step Bible Study," a group for women who
desire to grow spiritually. Everyone is welcome.
For details on these events call 778-0414.

Island beautification
committee gears up
The Anna Maria Island Beautification Committee
will hold its first meeting of the season on Saturday, Jan.
14, at 9 a.m., at Anna Maria Elementary School in the
cafeteria. All interested persons are welcome to attend.
Plans will be made for an Anna Maria Island Beau-
tification Festival to be held in the parking lot of Island
Foods on East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, in February.
For information call Marge Soeffker at 778-3530
or Billie Martini at 778-2549.


Beach. They have one
daughter, Elizabeth, 4.
Jeff Lonzo is also
a firefighter and EMT
and has been a district
volunteer for four years.
/ He is attending school to
earn his fire science de-
gree and is a member of
the district's firematics
Reed team. Lonzo, whose fa-
ther was in the military,
has traveled throughout the world. He has now
settled on the Island.
According to Fire Chief Andy Price, the district
now has two firefighters on duty 24 hours per day
at Station 1 and two firefighters on duty from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at Station 2 in Cortez.


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Jan. 1, assistance, 100 block of 78th Street. The
officer responded to a report of a large rat in the bed-
room. Two men and the officer chased, trapped and
disposed of the rat.
Jan. 1, suspicious person, 5313 Gulf Dr.,
Eckerd's Drug Store. The officer responded to a report
of a woman sleeping on the ground in front of the store.
He found an intoxicated female subject and drove her
home.
Jan. 3, vandalism, 3300 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported he found bicycle tracks on his
carport and rocks in the swimming pool.
Jan. 5, found property a girl's, three-speed,
brown, Sears bicycle.
Jan. 6, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. The complain-
ant reported a subject looking through a hole in her
blinds. The subject was not found.


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Sleeps Over," leads the kindergarten classes' who tour elementary schools in Manatee and
"Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character" Sarasota Counties, presented three skits to the
parade. Marching proudly through Anna Maria students at Anna Maria Elementary. The skits are
Elementary School's hallways and classrooms, the written to help young people understand how to
students were dressed as characters out of the pages write a play. Through skits about a bubble bath,
of "Cat in the Hat," "Sleeping Beauty" and much, mice and mice who enjoy cheese, the children
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12 Hannibal of
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("Star Wars"
android)
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interest
21 Lawrence of
Arabia portrayer
22 Stretch ...
25 1978 Fosse
musical
26 Settles
27 Outcry
28 With 47-Across,
star of
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31 Causeway
32 Ligature
33 Dim-
34 Arith. process
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Net fisher buy-out meeting next Tuesday


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
The impending net ban for commercial fishing
could have a savage Impact on our local economy.
Regardless of the financial outcome, it's the fishers
themselves who will take the heavy blows the best
the rest of us can do is just watch and help if we can.
Tallahassee officials are trying to figure out what
to do about the ban through a series of meeting across
the state to figure out a strategy as they gather informa-
tion from fishers, seafood dealers and retailers.
Florida's Interagency Task Force on the Net Fish-
ing Ban will be meeting in Bradenton Jan. 17 to check
on the ban's fallout locally. Task force members, from
all across Florida government, will give commercial
fishers and other concerned citizens an opportunity to
discuss the ban and what type of aid fishers need.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the
Bradenton City Hall.

First forum focuses on
flushing and fisheries
A gathering of enemies all friends of Little
Sarasota Bay resulted in an agreement last week to
agree for the benefit of the Bay. At least for now.
While some wanted "the waters of Little Sarasota
Bay as close as possible to what they were before the
white man arrived," nearly all agreed they want
cleaner, clearer water. There was one call for studying
"when good fish need bad water," however.
The occasion was the first in a series of forums
sponsored by the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram to plan the future of Little Sarasota Bay that
area south of the Ringling Causeway bridge. By the end
of the first session, it was clear Midnight Pass was
going to be a central subject of the series.
Historically, Midnight Pass was one of the Bay's
three "hot spots" that resulted in the formation of the
Sarasota Bay Program. Of the three, two (runoff from
the Manatee County gladiolus fields and the City of
Sarasota's dumping into the Bay), have now been re-
solved, according to Sarasota Bay Program Director
Mark Alderson.
Alderson told the 51 people gathered for the forum
there is "no more discharge" from the flower fields in
Manatee County. He went on to say that "Sarasota now
has, really, one of the most effective [wastewater] treat-
ment plants in Florida."
That leaves the issue of Midnight Pass and the other
problems of Little Sarasota Bay. "Other problems" in-
clude the pollution dumped into the Bay from Phillippi
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Creek, a tributary that gathers all the stormwater runoff
pollution frbm most of urbanized Sarasota.
The gathering of county and city commissioners,
representatives of local conservation groups,
homeowners and a lone commercial fisher was then
turned over to Dr. Patricia Bidol-Padava. A profes-
sional "mediator of complex public sector disputes
with 25 years experience" in her words, Bidol-Padava
quickly explained her strategy.
Outlining a series of nine "ground rules" she said
"we may modify as we go along," the mediator asked
the group to subdivide into five small groups, "where
you feel the most comfortable." She instructed each
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What do you want Little Sarasota Bay to be like?
Identify speakers and topics for presentations at
our next forum.
Identify other key parties in this discussion.
Small groups quickly formed, with only the com-
mercial fisher, Buddy Brown of Nokomis, standing
alone. There was not a single representative from
Manatee County.
An hour later one group from Siesta Key reported
back, asking that, "the Bay be restored to the quality of
25 years ago." Some old-timers chuckled that that's
about where it is now.
A group identifying itself as the "newcomers"
asked for a return of Bay quality to what it was before
the closing of Midnight Pass. It also wants "open ac-
cess to the Gulf of Mexico" from the south Bay.
Group 3, calling itself the "No name, like the
storm" group, called for "clear and clean water in the
south Bay, a productive marine estuary, strong flush-


Little League is back
at Community Center;
registration starts Jan. 16
Little League registration begins Jan. 16 and
runs through Feb. 1.
Boys and girls have to be at least 5 years old by
Aug. 1, 1995, but not more than 13 years old on that
same date. Cost is $25 for Center members, $30 for
non-members, with a discount of $5 for each addi-
tional child from the same family.
Tryouts are mandatory for ages 8 through 12,
and will be held on Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, with times
to be announced. Children who are already on a
major league team do not need to tryout. All oth-
ers must attend one of the two tryouts to be placed
on a team.
The child's birth certificate will be necessary
for registration.
An informational meeting for coaches and in-
terested parents will be held Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Center.
For more information, call the Center at 778-
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ing action and a storm safety valve, among others." The
group produced a list of 14 characteristics they wanted
in the south Bay, including "re-establishment of the
bird population and a reduction of pressure on the other
passes."
"Case studies of pass restorations," was one of the
items Group 3 wanted to hear about at the next forum,
along with a "history of Midnight Pass and further tech-
nical studies."
A group of largely state, county and city govern-
ment officials called for "improving the water quality
of Little Sarasota Bay." It also asked for a "more di-
verse fish community, viable seagrass beds and im-
proved recreational options" in the area.
Calling for a comparison of Little Sarasota Bay to
the now-dying Florida Bay, this group also wanted to
hear about public health issues, circulation models,
water quality trends and fisheries trends in the Bay.
The final group to report, the one consisting largely
of local environmental group representatives, called for
"getting the water in Little Sarasota Bay as close as
possible to what it was before the white man arrived."
It also wanted "pollution lowered to allow safe
shellfishing, stormwater addressed and better protec-
tion for the grass flats from boats."
Jono Miller, conservation chairman of the Mana-
tee-Sarasota chapter of the Sierra Club, presented the
final group's results, adding it is important to accept
"the reality of a changing system," and to understand
"when good fish need bad water." On that subject he
asked for a biologist's presentation on water clarity.
The next two forums on the Little Sarasota Bay are
scheduled for Feb. 8-9, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Pot-
ter Building at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. The
address is 2896 Ringling Blvd.


Orchid show this weekend
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The Manatee Orchid Society will hold its 31st an-
nual show on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15,
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 12 noon to 5
p.m. on Sunday, at the Boys and Girls Club, 5231 34th
St. W., Bradenton.
The public is invited to attend.

Audubon Society
schedules field trip
The Manatee County Audubon Society has sched-
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Visitors are welcome and should meet at the Mana-
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Sheepies make less-than-sheepish appearance


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Cold weather always seems to mean sheepshead,
and this week proved no exception with good reports
of some whopper bandit fish being caught near the


Babe Ruth baseball
league forming
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
forming a Babe Ruth baseball team for 13-year-
olds to participate in the Manatee County Babe
Ruth League. Players who are 14 and 15 years old
are also welcome to participate.
Registration for this league must be done at
Jessie P. Miller Elementary School in the cafete-
ria on Jan. 13 and 14. The Friday registration time
is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the Saturday time
is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost is $60 for the first child, $40 for each
additional child from the same family. Be sure to
bring the child's birth certificate for registration.
It is important that you register for the "Anna
Maria team," and to sign up for a practice time.
Before or after signing up, call Scott Dell at the
Center to let him know who will be on the team.
For information, call the Center at 778-1908.


AMICC basketball
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Division I
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Team Record
Westbay Athletic Club 4-1
Island Real Estate 3-3
Cavanagh Marine Repair 1-4


Team
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8-10 years old)
Record
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3-1
3-1
2-2
1-3
0-4

Division III
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piers and bridges. For those of you interested in hunt-
ing stone crabs, expect the little critters to be moving
around after the weekend's cold front.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching sheepshead, redfish and bonito.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fishers
are landing some big sheepies as well as a few bonito.
Capt. Zack with the Dee Jay II said his charters are
bringing in a mixed bag of flounder, sheepshead up to
eight pounds, school reds, snook, trout and gag grou-
per. The best action comes with the use of live shrimp
or Cotee jigs.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said fishing
has been slow because of the cold weather, but those
willing to brave the chill are bringing back nice catches
of trout, big flounder and sheepshead.


Another Worthy catch
Anna Maria's Bill Worth shows off one of his more
recent catches: an 18-pound, 37-inch-long snook
caught off the Rod and Reel Pier.


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four-hour trip is averaging 120 head of Key West
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aging 50 head of mangrove snapper, red and black
grouper, porgies and vermilion snapper. The nine-hour
trip is averaging 50 head of vermilion snapper, man-
grove snapper and red grouper.
Capt. Rick Gross said his charters are doing well
with sheepshead and redfish.
Capt. Mark Bradow has been catching a lot of
redfish, trout and sheepshead.
Capt. Phil Shields said his offshore charters are do-
ing well with red and black grouper as well as snapper.
On my boat Magic we've been landing a lot of reds
and sheepshead.
Good luck and good fishing.


Really nice red grouper
Abraham Masoud, visiting here from Saudi Arabia,
landed this nice red grouper while fishing with Capt.
Phil Shields on the Reef Reacher. Masoud used
handlines to bring up the handsome fish.

Horseshoes rained out
The Jan. 7 horseshoe games were rained out
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 1/12 - 3:29 -0.2ft 8:26 2.1ft
Frl 1/13 9:12P 2.1ft 4:12 -0.3ft 12:13 1.1ft 1:51 1.0ft
Sat 1/14 9:50" 2.2ft 4:49 -0.4ft 12:38 1.1ft 2:44 1.0ft
Sun 1/15 10:29P 2.2ft 5:23 -0.4ft 12:59 1.1ft 3:30 1.0ft
Mon 1/16 11:08P 2.2ft 5:52 -0.4ft 1:14 1.2ft 4:16 0.9ft
Tuel/17 11:46" 2.1ft 6:20 -0.4fft 1:29 1.2ft 5:07 0.9ft
Wed 1/18 6:49 -0.4ff 1:51 1.3ff 5:58 0.8fft
North end tides Cortez high tides 7 minutes later low tides 1:06 later.


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Sometimes you wonder ... Why?


Why are fish so slimy?
Most fish have a slippery covering over their bodies to help them move
smoothly through the water and also to protect them from infections.


Buy it!

Sell it!

Find it!
The Islander
Bystander
classified section
is the source.
See pages 26 & 27
this issue.


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Bob & Lu
Rhoden
REALTOR
Associates
778-2692
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WESTBAY COVE
PREMIER ISLAND LOCATION
* 134,900 2/2 First floor, corner
unit, dome ceiling in kitchen,
fresh paint, pool view.
*141,900 2/2 First floor, corner
unit overlooking pool, dome ceil-
ing in kitchen.
- 142,500 2/2 First floor corner
unit w/view of bay dome ceiling
in kitchen, berber carpet and ce-
ramic tile, glass entry, extended
living room.
Enjoy the pool, tennis, lush land-
scape and great location. Close to
shopping, restaurants, banks,
churches and just steps to the
beach. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden -
Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-2692.


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Do fish ever sleep?
Fish have no eyelids, so they can't close their
eyes. But most do sleep usually behind rocks or
seaweed. Some, like the tuna and the shark, rarely
stop swimming.

How do fish gills work?
A fish gulps water in through its mouth. The
water then streams over its gills, which take the
oxygen out of the water. Then the water goes back out
through openings at the sides of the fish's head.


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CANAL HOME
Innovative ideas and concepts are offered in this
spacious home of over 4100 sq. ft. and located on
Island's widest canal. Centered around a unique
free-form pool with luscious, landscaped, stone
garden with controlled waterfall plus built-in BBQ &
Jacuzzi. There is an extended kitchen with room for
two cooks. Two large guest bedrooms plus a 17 x
23' Master suite with built-in fire place. Home has
4 baths and a Florida room including second fire-
place, built-in stereo and bar. Beautifully land-
scaped, 2 car garage, boat dock & many addi-
tional features! MUST SEE! Asking $450,000.



Since '/
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MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box B35 Anna Maria., Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250


Karin Stephan
REALTOR"
LEADING EDGE
SOCIETY
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
813-778-0766
Mobile:
813-350-5844


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"Sun Cay" of Anna Maria. 6 unit motel: (3) 2 bed-
room & (3) 1 bedroom apts. Just steps to miles of
white sandy walking beach! Excellent rental his-
tory; approx. 10% ROI. $549,000. #KS59331.
Ask for Karin Stephan today!
Architecturally designed Island estate. 4BR/
4BA w/water views from most rooms! Multi-level
living room, fireplaces, built-ins. Perfect for enter-
taining! Security system. Deep water canal.
$389,000. Call Karin Stephan today!
Perico Bay Club! Splendid views overlooking
Palma Sola Bay from beautiful upstairs condo! 3
BR/2BA w/garage. Excellent condition thru-out!
Lots of storage space & many upgrades. Security
Gate (24-hr). Pools, tennis, clubhouse. $196,900.
Ask for Karin Stephan today!

OPEN HOUSE *
THURSDAY JAN. 12 1 to 4 pm
Anna Maria Island Club
2600 GULF DR, #14, Bradenton Beach
Come to the open house here today!
Charming, grand 2BR/2BA unit. Turnkey
furnished. Beautiful Gulf beach & sunset
views from balcony. Heated pool, saunas &
spa. Come and see it; stay and make an
offer! ... $255,000



(83)78-76 -807-48
Eves *g5030


SWIM NOW! POOL OR BEACH
Nicely furnished upstairs unit. Easy access to oversize
heated pool. Clubhouse, work-out center. The most beau-
tiful beach you could desire. Two bedroom, two bath, rent
or live here. $99,900. Stan Williams 795-4537.
THE WATERWAY Updated unit in an upscale com-
plex with heated pool, tennis court, pool room, workout
room and boat docks. Vacant 2-1-95. Easy to show!
$85,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
ISLAND'S FINEST Anna Maria Island Club direct
Gulf front. 2BR/2BA TURNKEY FURNISHED, heated
pool, spa, sauna and elevator. $184,900. Call Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800.
PERICO BAY CLUB Three bedroom, two bath
condo, beautifully decorated. Lake views, pools, tennis,
clubhouse, 24 hour security. Everything it takes to make
a home. $109,900. Stan Williams 795-4537.
WANT TO SEE THE GULF OF MEXICO? You can
from this two bedroom two bath fully furnished condo.
Good rental history, pool, elevator and all for $99.900.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive* P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307









SUPERIOR BUILDING LOT
Located in prestigious Marina Isles, this lot and a
half can accommodate a large home. In an area
of fine homes, this is a great waterfront lot and has
room for a boat dock. Drive by and see this unique
property. $189,000. Call Kathy Tooker Granstad
eves: 778-4136 or Agnes Tooker eves: 778-5287.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell,
Janice Tressler, Prue Maxon-Yost
and Kay Kay Hardy MLS
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OPEN HOUSE *
THURS. & FRI. JAN. 12 & 13 1 to 4 pm
TIDY ISLAND
35 Tidy Island Drive, Bradenton









Come see the tranquil Tidy Island lifestyle!
wonderful skyline view of Sarasota across the
Bay! 2BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings, marble fire-
place, many upgrades, 2 car garage, 24-hr
gated security. $229,000. Elegant pool, tennis,
clubhouse. Come to see this beauty; stay &
make an offer! ... $229,000


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When Buying or Selling,
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SINCE 1939


778-1751 2217 Gulf Drive
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BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, FUR-
NISHED PERICO BAY CLUB UNIT overlook-
ing lake. 2Bed/2Bath, screened lanai, private
courtyard, 2 car garage. Close to pool. $129,900
Call Hal Gillihan Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-2194


KEY ROYALE CANAL FRONT HOME -
3Eed/2Bath, in good condition Boat dock. new
seawall cap, sprinkler system on well Move-in
condition. $209,900 Call Mary Ann Schmidt Olc
778-2261 or Eves 778-4931


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Anna Maria City at Bean Point


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OPEN HOUSE
Sunday January 15
2905 Ave. B
ISLAND ESCAPE: This unique 2 Bedroom,
2 Bath elevated home features an upstairs loft and
rooftop deck overlooking mangroves and
Intracoastal. 6 person Jacuzzi included. $139,900
Call Robin Kollar 778-7244
or Joan Zak 778-5730


Oetfy ff 9Ms feaI &tdate Watch for our
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida 0 listings on
(813) 778-2291 P0 Box 2150 L- Classivision,
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294 ,,.,. channel 19.
BEST BUY IN ANNA MARIA!
Charming well-maintained home near village
of Anna Maria and a short walk to the Bay. The
.. living room opens to the porch and with a pre-
-ferred Southern, sunny and warm exposure.
Two bedrooms and one bath, terrazzo floor,
fenced backyard, washer and dryer, central
heat and air. Call today for an appointment to
, see this delightful home! Reduced to
$119,900.

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WESTBAY COVE SPARKLER Fresh paint
and a pool location make this 2Bed/2Bath cor-
ner unit a must see. Ground floor, glassed lanai,
screened entry porch. $134,900 Call Lu or Bob
Rhoden Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 770-2692


GULF FRONT COMPLEX 2Bed/2Balh unit
on top floor Vertical blinds, all appliances. un-
der building paring, well mainiair,.d grounds
$178,000 Call Helen Wrhie Ol 778-22E.1 or
Eves. 778.-6956


DIRECT GULF VIEW & BEAUTIFUL SUN-
SETS This 2Bed/2Bath has pool, sauna, eleva-
tor and under unit parking. On Site Manager.
Excellent rental unit. $167,000 Call Bill Bowman
Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-4619


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Anna
Maria Island s fine.l condo complex learning 2
and 3 Bed unals heated pools/spas. lennis and
boal d:cks Priced from $123,900 furnished
Call Oi.:k Mahrer or Da've Jones 778-2261


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PRIME LOCATION Estate liquidation, sold
in "as is" condition. Ready for remodeling. Large
lot, new dock, recent upgrades, vacant and
easy to show. $185,000 Call John Green Ofc:
778-2261 or Eves: 778-3167









INCOME PROPERTY Holmes Beach 4
Apartments, 2Bed/lBalh each Well maintained
renlal units in excellent location close Io beach
$259 000 Call Rose Schnoerr Olc 778-2261 or
Eves 778-7780


HAL
GILLIHAN
P.A., GRI

EVENINGS
778-2194


PERICO BAY CLUB OFFERINGS
$88,500 876 Audubon Dr., Osprey Model, Up-
stairs privacy, two lakes
$94,500 706 Estuary "B" Model. first floor, carport
$113,000 969 Waterside Lane, new paint, view ga-
rage/courtyard/cul de sac.
$129,900- 1105 Edgewater Circle, first floor Garage/
storage. Great view.
$129,900 509 Sanderling Circle, Furnished lanai,


Hal is a former General Motors private courtyard, lake
Executive with 12 years of suc- i $142,900- 1241 Edgewater Circli
cessful Florida Real Estate experi- rors, garage, gorgeous
ence in both Manatee and $152,000 1371 Perico Point Cir
Sarasota Counties. Hal has lived rors, furnished, wrap a
on Anna Maria Island for 10 years. ONE OFTHEAREAS FINESTGATE



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FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week

SEASONAL RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE
Perico Bay Club and Island from $1,200 mo.

ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club $850
Island In The Sun 1/2 mo. FREE! 600 mo.
2500 Gulf Dr. Gulffront 2/2 $1,400 mo.

Call (813) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665


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.


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ROOMY FOR YOU, AND YOUR BOAT. 2Br/
2Ba condo near island. Preferred end unit. Clean and
bright, nice view and more. $115,000.
BUILDING LOT: GUNDSTUCK: Blick aufden
Golf, 50x100 Fuss. Bauen Sie Ihr Traumhaus am
Strand. $49,500.
WATCH SUNSETS, hear the surf, build your dream
home on this 50x100 lot. Un beau terrain pour batir
une maison. $59,000.
CLOSE TO BEACH! Enjoy yourselves in this beau-
tiful 2Br/2Ba home, nice workshop, enclosed porch
with berber, and much more. Home Warranty pro-
vided. $153,000.
JUST A FEW REPAIRS: Call for details, 3Br/
2.5Ba, pool, room for small boat. Central Holmes
Beach, 2 car garage. Home Warranty. Near shops and
library. $164,000.
CONDO IN RUNAWAY BAY: 2 Schlaf/2
Badezimmer, mit Blick auf See und Pool. Ein Sprun
zum Strand. Home Warranty. $99,500.
SHOREWALK CONDOS: One of Bradenton's fin-
est vacation accommodations. Nous parlons Francais
ici. Four units. From $69,000/$75,900 available.

Ich Spreche Deutsch -
Nous Parlons Francais
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 813-778-6467

Special event? New Baby? Bring us a
picture for publication or call 778-7978.


624 Foxworth is one of those "run of the ca-
nal" homes where every room except the din-
ing room and the three baths face the water.
Very serene. Very much worth $234,500.


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL
tESTATE SERVICESI Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists ex-
tending both Personal AND Professional Services In New Construc-
tlon & 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 Smilesi
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BAYFRONT Perfect setting in Holmes Beach.
Looks off to the Skyway Bridge. 3BR/2BA. Large
lot with established landscaping. $349,000.
GULF FRONT PRIVACY Located in North
Holmes Beach. This older home features 2BR/
2BA, den, large living room. Hardwood floors,
fireplace and huge deck on the beach.
COMMERCIAL LOT in historic "Old Town" on
Bridge St. 100 x 100.
CANAL FRONT 4-PLEX Probably the only
one of its kind in Holmes Beach. Nice 2 story
main house overlooks Sportsman's Harbor.
TRI-PLEX Handy man's special. Brings in
over $2,000 month income. $152,000.
FOUR-PLEX Across from beach. Fully fur-
nished and a turn key operation. $177,500.
WESTBAY COVE Lovely Bayfront condo com-
plex. One bedroom, pool tennis. $89,500.
5400 CONDO Fully furnished 2BR/1.5BA,
Gulf front complex. $117,500.
OLDER BEACH HOUSE across from Gulf.
2BR/1.5BA rustic and charming with great
view of Gulf. $129,900.
SEASIDE CONDO Directly on the Gulf. 2BR/
1.5 BA, fully furnished, pool. $172,000.
VERY LARGE home on a double lot with 3BR/
4BA, swimming pool, hardwood floors, 35' open
porch across from Gulf. Just reduced $225,000.
GULF FRONT HOME Huge old cracker
house. Kick back to yester year and enjoy the
high ceilings, paneled walls, big porch, 3BR/
2BA. Right on the Gulf. $350,000.
GULF FRONT HOME Newer 3BR/2BA, tiled
floor, fully furnished elevated home. $385,000.
MOTEL Mom and Pop operation directly on
the Gulf. A mix of studio, one bedroom and
two bedroom apts. 6 total. $549,000.
HANDY MAN SPECIAL Non-conforming 3BR/
2BA single family home near Gulf with 3 rental
apts. Priced low to allow rehab. $165,000.

Mike 778-6696
Norman 1-800-367-1617
Realty inc. FAX: 778-4364

3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


If you see news happen ... call 8-797/~'.
The Islander Bystander wants to know








GREAT LOCATION! 2ND STORY
BAYSHORE CONDO! 1 bedroom, 1 bath-
room overlooking heated pool. Close to
shopping, banks, restaurants, and bus line.
$27,000. #61268. Ask for Bruce Skorupa; or
795-0303 eves.
JUST STEPS TO THE GULF of Mexico &
heated pool! Excellent 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom
condo. Two car garage, storm shutters, tennis,
elevator, secured lobby. $154,000. #55723.
Ask for Carol Heinze; or 792-5721 eves.
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE! Beautiful 2 story,
4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. Large screen
area, eat in kitchen, fire place. Fabulous Lo-
cation. $128,900. #59959. Ask for Horace
Gilley; or 792-0758 anytime.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and...
Stop in to pick-up
your Free 1995
calendar.



Carol Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-7246


Certified Residential Specialist


MARTINIQUE 3 Bedroom,
3 Bath. TURNKEY FURN.
Security; Elevator. Gulf
Beach, Tennis, Htd Pool,
OWNER WILL FINANCE.
Best Beachfront Buy Aroundl
$209,500.
WESTBAY COVEI Large
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Bay
Access. Overlooking pool.
TURNKEY FURNISHED.
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT
OR HOME. $89,900.


T. Dolly Young
REALTORF/IMS
Multi-Million Sales
778-5427


Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.


DOUG
DOWUNG
REALTY
409 Pint AV.
Anna Maria
778-1222
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Doug
Dowling
Realty
778-1222






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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Barnes 778-6407.
8' COMMERCIAL COOLER/Deli case. $900 or best of-
fer. 778-0624.
MATCHING SOFA & LOVESEAT, $125.2 twin head-
boards, white, $20 each. 778-0171 before 7pm.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


FLEA MARKET Anna Maria Island Privateer's Flea
Markets, January 14, February 11 & March 11, 8am 'til
3pm, in front of Shell's Restaurant, 3200 East Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach. Rent a space $10. Info and res-
ervations, 778-5934.
YARD SALE great junk! 304 Iris St., Anna Maria. Sat.
Jan. 14, 8-1.
GARAGE SALE two family! 312 66th St., Holmes
Beach. Sat. Jan. 14. 9-4.
LOTS OF STUFF! 530 Key Royale. Sat. Jan. 14. 9am.
Stereo, sewing machine, exercise bike, Century
Fostoria.


FOUND One eyed cat. North Holmes Beach. If yours
call 778-1431.



1995 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS succeed with
proven self-hypnosis/subliminal audio tapes. Weight
loss, stop smoking, plus 150 titles, $9.95 each. For
complete list send SASE to: Dickson's Mind Works, PO
Box 193, Cortez, FL 34215.

ISLANDER BYSTANDER advertising gets results. Buy
it and sell it fast haireI












ISLAND TOWNHOME NO CONDO FEES This 2
bedroom, 2.5 bath multilevel boasts 2 master suites,
2-car garage plus workshop opening to patio. Large
fenced yard with lush landscaping and room for pool
New carpet and fresh paint makes it ready to move
in. Priced at $166,500. Please call Judy Duncan,
778-1589 for your personal tour.


CRAFT SALE Vendors needed for craft sale at A.M.I.
Art League Jan. 21, 1995. $15 booth fee, for more info
call 778-2099.

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held weights
(1-2 lb.) with low impact movements to burn fat while
toning. Can participate without weights. Classes are:
Tuesday & Thursday 7:15-8:15PM; Thursday 10:30-
11:30AM and Saturday 9-1 OAM. For info call Geri 779-
2129. Also personal fitness training, lectures/work-
shops on fitness topics, reasonable rates.

Due to overwhelming response to our All-U-Can-Eat
special, we ran out of food. Our apology to all. We will
be doing All-U-Can-Eat every Friday 5-8pm. George &
Kay, Kay's Korner Diner.

REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.



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 con-
vertible top, etc. The ultimate beach car & good invest-
ment. $2600 OBO. Eves. 778-2907, days 813-327-
5162.
FORD ESCORT station wagon. 1984. 91,300 miles.
Good condition. $1,400.778-5908.
M/B 90 and 91, 350 SDL turbos. 38 or 18K miles,
warranty, new condition. Sell one by original owner.
795-4432.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
AQUA FINN sail boat 14'. Ready to go sailing. $350
OBO. 778-0263.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full time cash-
ier positions. Pick up applications at Crowder Bros.
Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
EXPERIENCED WAIT STAFF wanted. Fine dining.
Evenings only. Call for appointment 383-8898.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet in-
teresting people from around the world? Are you inter-
ested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island? Get
involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call Dor-
othy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can give a few
hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
HELP WANTED Tip Of The Island. Call 778-3909.
PART TIME HELP wanted. Touch of Class Dry Clean-
ers. 5310 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Apply in person.
PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER needed, apply in person
or call Rod & Reel Motel, 778-2780, ask for Janet.
PART TIME TELLER First National Bank is looking for
a part time teller to work approx. 35 hours per week (in-
cluding Sat. mornings) at the Island office. Experienced
preferred or 3+ years of cash handling background.
Apply in person: 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. EEO.
WANTED dependable cleaning lady for large home, 1
day a week, 5-7 hours. 778-1493.
NEED A JOB? Need help? It's in The Islanderl


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RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, sec- GULF VIEW TRIPLEX Recently renovated, taste-
ond floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club- fully furnished units that offer a flexible floor plan.
house, sauna and on site management. Deeded Large common sundeck with great view of the Gulf.
beach access and excellent rental program. Just Laundry on premises. Operated as vacation rentals.
reduced to $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan. Priced at $255,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.

1 L ISLAND LOTS


BAYOU RESIDENCE Fabulous views of Bayou
and Tampa Bay from this exceptional 2/3BR-2BA
Holmes Beach residence with Bayou and canal
frontage. Offered at $329,000. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.


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 1-4 units $129,000.
HOLMES BEACH ... mouth of the canal with
full Bayview ... $149,900.
GULF DRIVE ... 50 X 100 one block to beach
... single family ... $44,500


OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy sunsets from your SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT The views go on
own roof top patio when you buy this centrally lo- for ever from this fully furnished 2BR/2BA top
cated, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA condo with a Gulf floor, end unit. Cathedral ceilings, covered park-
view. Includes pool, balconies, storage, secured ing, boat dock, short walk to prime beach and
building, elevator, great location on new beach. possible owner financing add to the extras of the
Priced at $229,000. Call Ed Olivera for details. condo. Priced at $125,000. Call Dave Moynihan.


POOL HOME ON SAIBOAT WATER: Key Royale
three bedroom, two home with boat dock, 70%
stone lawn saving time and dollars for leisure ac-
tivities. Sprinkler system, double garage, room for
expansion. Priced at $220,000. Please call Carol R.
Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
CONDOS:
$70,500 ... Mt. Vernon 2BR/2BA. Great view of
Sarasota Bay, elevator. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991
eves.
$88,500 ... Coconuts Condo. 1BR/1BA, Gulf front
complex. Turnkey furnished. Call Carol Williams
778-1718 eves.
$116,900 ... Poolside condo. 2BR/1.5BA ground
floor, Gulf front complex. Turnkey furnished. Call
Judy Duncan 778-1718 eves.
$123,900 ... WestBay Cove South. 2BR/2BA
Bayfront condo, ground floor, turnkey furnished. Call
Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
$132,500 ... WestBay Point & Moorings. 2BR/2BA
1st floor condo completely re-decorated, view of wa-
ter, close to pool. Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.


REALTORS


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 M-


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778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
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"A DOOR EXPERT"
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Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE We repair popcorn ceilings.
RADIO DISPATCHED Serving the Islands Since 1969.
LUGGAGE REPAIRS Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-5594 778-3468



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ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED-INSURED
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SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558





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Fully Insured Reasonable Rate.
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Rick Lease
32-Tear Island Resident


Painting
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Husband/Wife
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Free Estimates
778-2139


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RESPONSIBLE LOCAL COUPLE Rental Agent/Man-
ager for your condo/apt/resort property. Live in or out.
Excellent references. FL brokers license. 813-778-5555.


HOME HEALTH aide/companion available for private
duty. Personal care, shopping, driving, day trips etc.
Island Companions FL Lic. #02432. 778-7686.
LOVING CARE by Lynn Certified Nursing Asst. Skilled
homemaker, chores, cleaning & errands. Compassion-
ate, fun loving companion. Home Health Aide. 778-9612.



CLEANING & MORE I'll clean your home or rental
plus...do those jobs you just don't want to tackle. De-
pendable. Ref. available. Lynn 778-5183.

LET US DRIVE YOUI Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports or to the golf course. Flat
rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or
705-1302.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.

JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.

MOTHER WILL BABY-SIT in my Holmes Beach
Home. $11 per average day. 778-7770.
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Island
references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alterations. No
smoke environment. 778-4680.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vi-
nyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and much more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon on mobile num-
ber 320-0110. Please leave a message for quick reply
if not available.


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. 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, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resi-
dent 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 references.
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.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to paint-
ing. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island refer-
ences. 779-2129.
Play Crossword every week in The Islander Bystander.


HANDYMAN No job too small. Experienced in home
repairs. Appliances to yard work. Island areas. Ref.
available. 387-0078.

PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, formica & ceramic
tile, carpentry & painting. Full line of home repairs &
maintenance, low prices. 778-0410.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 387-8066.
COOPER PAVING asphalt, seal coating, repairs, con-
crete, painting, clean-up, roof-work, yard-work, parking
lots, driveways. All work guaranteed. 778-0800.
A-NEW LOOK minor household repairs and how to
advice. Pool deck and patio mildew removal. Pressure
washing, gutter cleaning. 792-4659.


1LG/1SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, legal,
etc.. Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
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.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
March & April 95. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-949-3713.

HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 elevated duplex. Close
to beach and shopping. Completely furnished.
Monthly/seasonal. 779-2114.
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 Estate,
778-6066.
AVAILABLE Jan., Feb. & March 2/1 with bay vipw in
Bradenton Beach. $1700/month. Call J/rand Real
Estate, 778-6066.
UPSTAIRS apartment in Seaside Gardens. 1/1, avail-
able Jan. & Feb. $1300/month. Call Island Real Es-
tate. 778-6066.
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Holmes Beach Profes-
sional Building. $200 per month and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.
RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront home w/
boat dock and washer. Approx. $80 week plus de-
posit. 778-6638.
BAYVIEW TERRACE 1/1. Everything included (cable,
VCR, utilities). Gulf side steps to gulf. Minimum 3
months. Call Alex deVilla 813-646-7817.
HOLMES BEACH Seasonal 1,2, and 3BR apts. avail-
able across from public beach. Weekly or monthly.
Fully furnished with all utilities. 778-9304.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. 2/1, rattan furni-
ture, central A/C, cable, washer/dryer. Seasonal
$1500 month includes utilities. Available Jan. thru
April 1996. 1-800-830-0502.


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JANUARY SPECIAL Heated Pooll 2BR/2BA condo,
1 block to beach. $375 a week and up. Casa Sierra,
36th St. & Gulf Dr. 778-0032.

ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ... Responsible Couple
with 2 well-behaved children seeking minimum 2/1 with
W/D hookup and storage on Island. No pets. Excellent
references. Up to $650/month. Please call 778-4116.

ATTRACTIVE 2BR/1BA house 1/2 block from beach
available Jan 15 to Feb 1 and after March 31. $350
week plus tax. 778-5003.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE NOW. 2BR/2BA home
across from beach. 778-5588.
ANNUAL RENTAL "West of Gulf Drive" 3BR/2BA,
unfurnished. W/D hookup, dishwasher, frig, nice car-
pet. Spacious $650/mo plus utilities. Green Real Es-
tate, 778-0455.
NICE BEACH APT. Anna Maria Island. 2BR/2BA,
everything furnished cable TV, phone. Adults only.
March & April. 778-2884.

GULF FRONT APARTMENTS. Spacious, fully
equipped, available Jan. to April. $440 wk. The Sail-
fish 778-7324.

WANTED GULF FRONT house 2 or more beds, on/
near beach, last half of march for quiet non-smoking
family of 4. References. 508-336-2201.

LUXURY CANAL FRONT one story home with pool.
2/3 bedroom, 3 baths, 3/4 blocks from beach. $3,400
mo., weekly rates available. 1-800-223-4472.

HOLMES BEACH Turnkey furnished ground floor
one bedroom apartment 100 yds to Gulf. No Pets.
778-5246.
WEST BRADENTON deep water canal. 2BR/2BA,
src oned lanai, dock, CA, 1 car garage. Annual lease.
$950 mo. First, last and security. Avail. 3/1.778-0217.
GULF FRONT beach house on North Shore in Anna
Maria. Immaculate 4BR/3BA w/gorgeous sunset
views. Huge patio on sand. Must see! Seasonal Feb-
ruary, 1995 through April 1995. $3,200/mo all inclu-
sive. 778-3171.


EXTRA LARGE 52 X 145 lot in Anna Maria. Great
family area. $79,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island
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 for
details.
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA. No bridges to Bay. $219,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
BOATERSI Fabulous Anna Maria canalfront lot with
Tampa Bay access. One of the few left! Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB bayfront condo. 2/2, enclosed
garage and all amenities. $139,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate 778-6066.
TIP OF THE ISLAND beach style 2/3 home is perfect
for income potential or a second home hide-awayl
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 Estate,
778-6066.


ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES with this successful island
business for sale. 149' frontage on Marina Drive. Busi-
ness only with long-term lease. $297,500. Call Rich-
ard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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.
RUNAWAY BAY 2/2, direct bayfront, furnished, great
value. $1i 5,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
TOWNHOUSE steps to beach, 3/3, cocktail pool &
deck, dream kitchen & more. $199,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
GULFFRONT COMPLEX of Waters Edge features
this 2/2 unit with all amenities. Great location and
rental history. $135,900. Call Yvonne Higgins at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
CONDO WANTED At Anna Maria Island Club or
Playa Encantada. Southern exposure. Reasonably
priced. 309-347-3228 or 778-8361.
REAL ESTATE WANTED Retired? Cash flow prob-
lems? Want to sell gulffront condo or Island home with
option to lease back? Must be in good condition and
reasonably priced. 309-347-3228 or 778-8361.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal &
Neal Realtors 778-2261.
BY OWNER Charming 2/1.5 cottage in historic Cortez
village. Quiet street, nice oaks. Great winter rental.
$62,500. 723-3616.
LOT, DEEP WATER canalfront. 316 Tarpon, Anna
Maria. Easy bay access. Truly one of the best remain-
ing on island. $145,000. Owner 778-2338.
BUYERS! Experienced Appraiser/Broker will represent
you to get the best price and terms. Island properties are
our specialty. Call James Boyd, MAI/Realtor/State Cer-
tified General Appraiser 0001251 at 761-8439.
NEAT AS A PIN home with fabulous view. Steps to
beach area, across from Bay. $177,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066
HISTORIC COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach, close to
beach, pier and more! $89,500. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB. 2nd floor largest 3BR/2BA (2033
sq ft) all upgrades. Guard gate. $145,000. Owner,
795-4188.
OPEN SAT. & SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach
Condo. New carpet, paint, wallpaper, verticals.
$72,900. Owner, 798-3981.
OPEN HOUSE North Beach Village. Sunday January
15, 1-3. Gulf view, 1550 sq. ft., all appliances and
many extras. 6250 Holmes Blvd. #35.
BEST BUY on the water! Extraordinary views of
Egmont and Passage Keys. Owner financing avail-
able. Call Paul Collins at Island Real Estate,
778-6066.
SAVE $12,000 by owner. Newer 3BR/2BA, pool, 3
car garage, boat ramp. Prime location. $169,900.
778-7486.

3/2 SPLIT PLAN, living, Ig kitchen, new family room
with fireplace, beautifully remodeled. A must to see
inside. $149,900. 778-6700.

The key to the home of your dreams is right here in
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