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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Bradenton Beach donates $1,000 to fight bridge


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach became the first Island city to do-
nate $1,000 to Save Anna Maria's (SAM) legal fund to
fight the proposed 65-foot fixed span bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue.
The donation is in response to a challenge made by
SAM member Bunny Garst in December. Garst said
she would donate $1,000 to the fund if 19 others did the
same. The city's donation was the fourth response.
The group has paid its attorney, David Levin, approxi-
mately $8,800 so far, said SAM President Melody
Kramer, and another $20,000 to $30,000 is needed.


"He's giving us our money's worth," said Kramer.
"It's mainly because of the research. He's made many
phone calls to DEP (Department of Environmental Pro-
tection) and he's gone to Tallahassee and done work for
us. He's done a good job."
One new development is the consideration by DEP
of the safety issues of a high bridge.
"Our attorney has written a letter citing safety is-
sues and asking for evidence that they (Department of
Transportation) have done a safety check," said
Kramer. "Of course, they haven't done this. They have
said in a letter that they were most interested in every-
day traffic rather than hurricane traffic."


Levin is attempting to move the administrative hear-
ing with the DOT from the end of March to May, said
Kramer, and combine it with the DEP hearing with DOT.
SAM member Ann Shaw told of an objector's file
at the DEP office in Tampa where all correspondence
against the bridge and all newspaper articles sent to
DEP are filed.
"The objector's file is the basis of the support that
they have," she noted, "so they don't just feel like they
are reacting to one or 10 or 20 people."
Another front that could be used in the fight is sec-
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE FIGHT, PAGE 2


Orchestra
encores Mar. 12
Standing-room-only crowds
are the norm at Island
Baptist Church whenever it
sponsors the Anna Maria
Island Community Orches-
tra and Chorus. Admission
is free, and the next concert
is Mar. 12 at 2 p.m. featur-
ing Cello Concerto in C
major by Haydn, Cantata
Note 161 by Bach, Romance
for Violin and Orchestra by
SBeethoven and Symphony
No. 6 by Sorkocevic.
Pictured is Conductor
Alfred Gershfeld as hefires
up the musicians. For more
information call Willem
S. Bartlesman at 778-6517.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff



Last phase of beach restoration work starts this week


Dune planting, the last phase of the beach
renourishment project on the Island, will begin this week.
Sand for construction of dunes will be trucked to three
locations in Bradenton Beach beginning today, Manatee
County Environmental Action Commission Project Co-
ordinator Jack Gorzeman told The Islander Bystander.


Youngest Bergbom

names local pro

basketball team
It's official!
Nathan Bergbom, son of Janice and Jack
Bergbom of Anna Maria and an eighth-grade stu-
dent at King Middle School, won McDonald's
name-the-team contest for the new United States
Basketball League franchise, based in Sarasota.
Officials of the new league franchise recently
announced that the team would be called "The
Florida Sharks" Bergbom's submission.
Bergbom, whose idea was chosen from thou-
sands of entries at area McDonald's restaurants,
chose the name Sharks, "because I love to fish and
I've caught several small sharks. The McDonald's
name-the-team contest and my shark fishing just
clicked."
The Sharks also released their team colors and
logo. The logo will consist of a shark and basket-
ball in the colors of purple, teal and gray. It was
designed by Alison Jakob, a 17-year-old student at
Cardinal Mooney High Schoolin collaboration
with Faith Keller of Mote Marine Laboratory.
The Sharks plan to announce their head coach
and first player signing soon. The league will play
all home games at the Manatee Civic Center and
will play at least 15 home games.


Phase I, Gorzeman said, entails planting of salt-
tolerant vegetation and installation of a post-and-rope
fence around the dunes. Phase II will be the construc-
tion of dune walkovers to allow beachgoers to travel
over or among the fragile plants without causing dam-
age. Five walkovers will be built.

Beach rental

request made in

Bradenton Beach
Beach rental operations may again become an is-
sue in Bradenton Beach. Planning and Zoning Board
members will discuss the rental of beach chairs, um-
brellas and sailboats during a Feb. 27 meeting.
Jackie's Beach Service of Bradenton is requesting
permission to operate 30 cabanas, two sailboats, paddle
boats and other beach paraphernalia on the beach at the
Via Roma Beach Resort Apartments, 2408 Gulf Drive.
City council members last year agonized over what
is permissible on the newly renourished beach in
Bradenton Beach, eventually passing a law that al-
lowed the rental of cabanas, sailboats and Jet-skis.
The planning and zoning board meeting begins at
7 p.m. Feb. 27.
Solicitors hit Island
residents again
Anna Maria Fire District Chief Andy Price has re-
ceived a flood of resident inquiries concerning solicitation
calls from the Firefighter's Charitable Organization.
"They are out of West Palm Beach and say the money
is to be used for fire victims," explained Price. "We've
never heard of them or been asked by them if we have any
fire victims that need help. I don't know where their funds
go but none of them come back to us." Price asked resi-
dents who receive calls to call him at 778-6621.


Seaway Marine Contractors, Inc., of St. Petersburg
was awarded the contract to do the project. All work
should be completed by May 1 in time for sea turtle
nesting season to begin.
The three sites to receive the dune planting atten-
tion will be Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 Block Gulf
Drive; the 700 Block of Gulf Drive near the former
Trader Jack's restaurant; and Cortez Beach.
The four walkovers at Cortez Beach will be near
Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and 10th Streets South. The 10th
Street South dune walkover will be handicap-acces-
sible, Gorzeman added. A fifth walkover will be built
at Katie Pierola Sunset Park.
Total cost of the dune planting work is $332,200
and includes installation of beach access signs in
Holmes Beach at a number of street end locations.


Visitor information,
Island map in this issue!
See page 18.








SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ..................................... .....------ 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Announcements ........................................... 13
Stir-it-up ................................. ............... 15
Visitor info .............................................. .. .... 17
Streetlife ............ .................................. ... 24
Anna Maria tides ................. .... ..................... 27
Crossword puzzle................................... 29


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


FEBRUARY 23, 1995


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Bradenton Beach

Marina variance

request hearing

set for March 2
The next step in Allan Bazzy's struggle to expand
the Bradenton Beach Marina will take place March 2
when he requests three variances from city codes to
renovate the business.
Bazzy is requesting approval from the city's board
of adjustment to reduce the setback from Anna Maria
Sound on two sides of the 200-by-80-foot boat storage
shed he proposes to build at the marina, located just
south of the Cortez Bridge. Bazzy is also requesting a
variance from the city sign laws for height, number and
off-site use.
Building Official Whitey Moran has said he has no
problem with the variance requests. The Bradenton A .
Beach Board of Adjustment has the final say in the
matter.
Bazzy hopes to receive a variance from the 15-foot
setback from the canal to the north of his shed to zero E
feet. He also is requesting a variance from the 25-foot i
setback from the east side of the shed to 16 feet, taper- Follow
ing down to five feet at some parts due to the curve of the dis
the seawall. include
As to signs, he is requesting a variance from the Pat Cop
city's 25-foot height of signs to 34 feet, a variance from
the current two allowed signs to three, and two off-site
directional signs at Gulf Drive and Second Street North
and at Church Street and Second Street North.
Bazzy's controversial plans call for more than $1
million in renovations to the marina. Proposed is re-
moval of the existing boat storage racks, to be replaced
with the boat storage shed. Marine repair facilities will
be relocated on the site, and extensive landscaping is
proposed.
The marina plans were rejected by the city coun-
cil last year. Bazzy appealed the council decision in
circuit court, where Judge Scott Brownell overruled
city officials and directed that the marina expansion
project proceed. The city council last month approved
the marina expansion plans.
Brownell's ruling dealt with a controversial Florida
Supreme Court decision that calls for land use deci-
sions to be "quasi-judicial" and not, as the court de-
scribed it, based on a popularity contest.
Residents have appealed the circuit court order to
the district court of appeals. No date for that hearing
has yet been set.
The board of adjustment hearing will begin at 7
p.m. March 2 in Bradenton Beach City Hall.


SAM booth will
appear at M
festivals
Jim Kissick and Leon
Kramer manned the Save
Anna Maria booth at the
Cortez Fishing Festival,
selling T-shirts, bumper
stickers and offering _
information about the
proposed high fixed-span
to replace the existing
drawbridge at Manatee
Avenue. SAM is attempt- ._
ing to raise $30,000 to
fight the "mega-bridge."
Islander Photo: Bob i L.
Ardren



explain
BRIDGE FIGHT, FROM PAGE 1 speeds


ondary impacts, said Bob Van Wagoner, including
environmental problems that would be created by the
bridge and its construction.
Sarah Nicholas said the Sierra Club has sent a let-
ter to the DEP concerning the increased speed of the
boats if the high bridge is built.
"We think the increase in the speed of the boat traf-
fic will increase the turbidity of the water and there will
be more silt which will cover the sea grass beds," she


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f engine access
ing last week's Anna Maria Fire District Commission meeting, commissioners and residents inspected
rict's new truck, a Pierce Saber 1250. Firefighters showed the group several features of the truck
ng a cab that tips up for easy engine access. The district paid $151,615 for the truck. Islander Photos:
peland


ned. "The silt has been kept down because the
of the boats are so reduced."
e group has planned a boat cruise to benefit its
und. The cruise will be aboard the Miss Cortez
rch 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Food will be provided by
and Foods Delicatessen and music by the Salt-
Cowboys. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are
d are available from SAM members.
her fund raising activities include T-shirts and
:r sti-kers available at the SAM booth at local
id fes ivals, change jars in Island businesses and
games


""'.., WNew fire truck
"n arrives
From left, Anna Maria
Fire District Commission
Treasurer John Van
Ostenbridge and Fire
ChiefAndy Price hand the
check to Don Bouwer of
Pierce Manufacturing for
the district's new truck as
First National Bank
officials Glen Fausset, Sue
O'Connor and Eric
Seibert watch. The truck
was delivered last week








Grant search

continues in

Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach officials took another step closer
to their goal of receiving a Community Development
Block Grant last week with a decision to seek a com-
mercial revitalization category from the state.
Work authorized under the category, to be done in
commercial zones of a city, include parking facilities,
drainage, street paving, sidewalks, lighting, recreation
facilities, water and sewer.
Bob Johnson, the city's grants specialist, said
Bradenton Beach is eligible for $500,000 from the
Florida Department of Community Affairs in CDBG
grants. He said total funding available from DCA is
about $28 million.
"You're sitting on top" of the other cities he is as-
sisting in getting state money, Johnson told city coun-
cil members. An intricate scoring system is used to
determine which cities get funded, he said.
A survey of city residents has been completed,
Johnson said, and initial indications were that more
than half of the city's residents are in the low- to mod-
erate-income bracket, a fact that makes the city's grant
application more appealing to state officials.
The next step in the process will be a meeting of
the newly formed Citizen Advisory Task Force in
which the draft grant application will be reviewed and
what will be done with the potential money discussed.
Members of the task force are Bob Dale, John
Sandberg, Emily Anne Smith, Connie Drescher,
George Sinclair, Gerald Barr and Gene Gardiner.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 23, 1995 M PAGE 3 jm

Trigger trouble translates into the old 'Cortez massage'


It wasn't exactly a tranquil Sunday afternoon, even
by Cortez or Trigger Mora standards of the rugged old
days.
Mora, lifetime commercial fisherman born and
reared in the tough old fish town of Cortez, said he was
working on a new net when a couple of visitors rudely
interrupted his easy Sunday, then got their own "wel-
come" in return.
This was at the Sigma International fish house,
once a thriving business but now mainly a handy place
for fisherfolk like Mora to tend their rigs and discuss
seafood prices and other scandals.
The two visitors drew up along the shore in a truck
with a canoe aboard, Mora said. "I told them fairly
politely that the owner didn't permit strangers here,
they'd have to leave."
They left, all right, but soon showed up again in the
canoe, said Mora. "I advised them again to shove off,
and they did.
"Next thing I knew, the two of them came at me
out of the woods, one white guy and one black guy.
They backed me up against my truck."
Mora told them "I'd like to accommodate you,"



Don't even
get close
The warning is clearly
posted to prohibit
swimming in four
languages at the far
south end of Coquina
Beach where the
current is extremely
strong. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


which might be no surprise to a broad range of Gulf
veterans who remember the battling, fearless Trigger
Mora of yore. "But I told them I had three fingers on
my right hand amputated by a winch on my seiner three
years ago and even though they're sewed back on, I
can't make a fist.
"One of them said something like 'That's tough,'
and hit me on the head with something. The white guy
was working me over and the black guy pulled him off
me. He started vandalizing my truck, and the black man
pulled him away from that too. They took off."
Another fisherman down the shore realized what
was happening and called 911. Before a deputy sher-
iff arrived, the pair came back to get their canoe, which
they loaded on a car and left.
"They didn't get a couple of blocks before a wel-
coming committee stopped them and gave them the old
Cortez massage," Mora said. "I came out of the day
with 12 stitches, but they say what happened to that one
guy, the white one, made my cuts look like a scratch on
my big toe."
A deputy came, and an ambulance, but Mora rode
to Blake Memorial Hospital with his wife in her car.


Cuts over his left eye were patched up, and a nasty
lump near his left temple was X-rayed just in case.
Major Jim Foy of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Department said the attacker was identified as Joseph
E. Frost, 32, of Bradenton. The case is being turned
over to the state attorney's office with a request that
battery charges be filed against Frost, but probably not
against his peace-making companion.
Mora said he expects Sigma, whose Gulf coast
operations are now centered at St. Petersburg, to press
charges of trespass against Frost as well.
He's had stitches a number of times, Mora said, but
he's never been attacked like that before. "I can't fig-
ure it out, I was nice to them both times."
About the Cortez-style "welcoming committee"
that settled up for him with his attackers: Were they
friends and neighbors or what?
"Gee, I don't know," Mora said earnestly. "Prob-
ably just a coincidence."



Anna Maria City
2/23,9 a.m., Organizational Meeting
2/27,7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
2/28, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
2/27,7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board

Holmes Beach
2/24,9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
2/28,2 p.m., Planning Commission
3/1, Candidates Forum, 7 p.m. to socialize and
7:30 p.m. forum begins, Anna Maria Fire
Station 1, Holmes Beach

Of Interest
2/23, 7 p.m., Turtle Watch,
Anna Maria City Hall
2/27, 9:30 am., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
USF campus, Sarasota


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IMj PAGE 4 0 FEBRUARY 23, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Full house greets Holmes Beach candidates


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Seven candidates vying for three Holmes Beach
City Council seats attended a candidates' forum hosted
by the city's newly formed civic association Saturday.
During the two-hour forum, candidates Luke
Courtney, Lee Edwards, Mike Faarup, Roger Lutz,
Don Maloney, Billie Martini and Deborah Spence re-
sponded to questions submitted by audience members.
Candidate Heathcliff Kryszczuk was not present.
Opening statements:
Courtney, a city councilman and hotelier: I feel well
qualified to represent to citizens of Homes Beach because
of my active participation in city government. I have at-
tended all city council meetings workshops and planning
commission meetings for the last 30 months.
Edwards, owner of a construction company: There
are so many hard decisions facing the town over the
next two years that it needs to be run like a business.
Maintain the ambience we have by looking at how
we're going to run the city. The funds available to run
the city are going to drastically change.
Faarup, a contractor and planning commissioner:
The council and especially the mayor have done some
very good things following the city charter. I'm of the
same opinion -the laws are the laws. We need to have
more interaction between what the people want and the
way the law is written.
Roger Lutz, an attorney and code enforcement
board member: I really don't have any axes to grind. I
believe I could save you some money on litigation. I
can keep you out of litigation, I can read a lawyer's bill
and I know what questions to ask them. I could bring
a business-like presence to city council.
Don Maloney, a retired business executive: I insist
that any changes made should be given the consider-
ation necessary to assure that both today and tomorrow
all Islanders get what they want. I hope to provide rep-
resentation to the largest slice of our population, the
resident homeowners.
Billie Martini, councilwoman: I will continue
fighting the bridge. I believe we should have some
changes in the strong mayor system so some of this
power can get back to the council to represent the
people and do more. I'm for cutting costs and working
with the other cities on the Island.
Spence, manager of a local alarm company: I have
a sense of responsibility to maintain the high standards


of community that we have here on the island. I bring
with me enthusiasm and a willingness to accommodate
the residents, the part-timers, the vacationers and the
newcomers.
Q: What period of rental duration would you
vote for in the R-4 overlay and the other residential
districts?
Maloney: We have to decide on a city-wide cir-
cumstance. I am opposed to spot zoning but I haven't
looked into it far enough to decide what is best.
Martini: I don't like spot zoning. It's got to be
drawn together but it needs a lot more discussion.
Spence: It needs a lot more discussion and the coun-
cil needs to come together and agree on one policy.
Courtney: 30-day minimum in R-1AA and R-l and
a seven day minimum in R-2, R-3 and R-4.
Edwards: I don't believe in spot zoning. We have
a planning commission in place. It's their job to re-
search it and make a recommendation.
Faarup: The planning commission voted that there
be no restrictions on homeowners. The government
shouldn't be involved in home rentals.
Lutz: In purely residential areas you shouldn't have
rentals, maybe a 30 or 60-day minimum at the least. In
some areas, a week might work. There are some areas
just off the beach where they've been renting out for
weekends for 20 years. Only motels should rent on a
daily basis.
Q: The comprehensive plan states the city has
an overabundance of commercial land. Would you
vote for more?
Martini, Lutz and Maloney: No.
Spence, Courtney, Faarup, Edwards: Could vote
for some depending on the circumstances.
Q: In the last year, the mayor has taken powers
that appear to belong to council. Should the coun-
cil recover its powers and exercise checks and bal-
ances over the appointment and accountability of
other city officers?
Spence: The council is there to support the mayor.
The mayor has the power to appoint certain officials
but the appointments need to be made in the best in-
terests of the residents. If they're not, checks and bal-
ances need to be exercised.
Courtney: I disagree with the mayor on this. The
city attorney is appointed by the mayor with the con-
currence of the council. This was not done.
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Faarup: If the council doesn't like the city attorney,
it should have some right to look at it and talk about it
in open council.
Lutz: City council sets policy, the mayor carries it
out. Clarify the charter so there is no argument about
who has the right to hire and fire. The council shouldn't
try to be micro-managing as long as the mayor stays
within his budget.
Maloney: My intention is to work with the council to
make sure that we make any decisions where practical.
Martini: The lawyer is a contract employee and
should be hired with the council's concurrence..
Q: Would you vote for a resolution to allow the
people to take density increases to referendum?
Courtney, Edwards, Faarup, Maloney, Martini and
Spence: Yes.
Lutz: No. I believe in a representative form of gov-
ernment.
Q: Would you increase the intensity/density in
any area of Holmes Beach or change definitions in
order to do this?
Edwards, Lutz and Spence: Could consider a
change by looking at individual situations.
Maloney, Martini and Courtney: No
Faarup: I don't think I should respond because I am
a planning commission member and there is another
member here.
Q: What's your position on the Manatee Av-
enue bridge?
Maloney, Spence, Courtney, Martini and Edwards:
Repair the existing bridge.
Faarup: Look at other alternatives.
Martini and Lutz: Opposed to a 65-foot fixed span.
Q: How do you feel about the use of personal
water craft near the beaches?
All: The safety of swimming areas must be main-
tained.
Q: How would you resolve the T-end canal dock
situation?
All but Faarup and Martini said the docks should be
leased and the money used to repair the seawalls. Faarup
said he did not know enough about the issue to respond.
Martini said to let the people of Bay Palms build docks
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 23, 1995 M PAGE 5 iM

Fire department may provide future medical service


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
As part of its next five-year plan, the Anna Maria
Fire Commission will consider providing emergency
medical service (EMS) to the district in the future.
"We've talked about providing EMS in the past
and we think we can provide better and quicker ser-
vice," Fire Chief Andy Price told commissioners at last
week's meeting. "The projection is that the fire service
is going to be a community-based health care system
with the fire station providing emergency medical care.
We'd have treatment and exam rooms and people could
come here for immunizations."
The district foresees problems with EMS in the
near future, he said. One is the cost of the service to the
county.
"It's unforeseen what the medical service is going
to look like in five years," he explained. "We're afraid
the county system is going to be so costly that the
county will go to privatization which means the qual-
ity of care is not going to be as good as if EMS or the
fire service provided it."
Another problem is that the county may change to
a new system.
"They're contemplating going to system staffing,"
Price noted. "That means they're going to man ambu-
lances according to statistical data. For example, if
there's a busy period from noon to 5 p.m. then they're
going to man ambulances heavy during that time. Then
when the run calls are low, typically at night, they'll
drop to a lower number of ambulances."
Price said system staffing decreases the cost of
providing the service but increases the response time,
especially to the Island.
"If we provide ALS (advanced life support) through
the fire service, you're going to have care right then," he
said. "Our average time is four minutes. If we have full-
time crews it would be in the three minute range."
Commissioner John Van Ostenbridge pointed out
that at the present time the Island is frequently left
without an ambulance.
Another consideration, Price said, is that there are
two county EMS personnel stationed at the fire station

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24 hours every day but they do nothing for the fire ser-
vice.
"All they do is wait for medical calls," he pointed
out. "They could be doing what our fire fighters do
during the day. It's a waste of money having two sepa-
rate systems. We could eliminate a lot of duplication."
How many of the district's personnel are EMT s
(emergency medical technicians) and paramedics,
asked Commissioner Sandy Haas. Price said all the
district's paid employees are EMT s but he is the only
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added.
The purpose of the discussions is for the district to
be prepared in case a problem with the county EMS
develops, said Price.
"It's like Wayne Gretsky used to say he wasn't
the fastest skater in the world but he always skated to
where he thought the puck was going to be," Price
observed.
The first meeting on the five-year plan and the
budget is set for March 20 at 7 p.m. at Station 1 in
Holmes Beach.


. Revetment
--- becomes reality
-almost
Federal and local officials
were on hand last week at
groundbreaking ceremo-
nies for a new revetment
next to the Bradenton
, Beach Fishing Pier at
I Bridge Street. The
$220,000 revetment work
is funded by the U.S. Army
'dd Corps of Engineers and
Bradenton Beach. The
300-foot revetment is
supposed to last 50 years.
MA Pictured from left is Eddie
Salem from the Corps,
Bradenton Beach Mayor
B Katie Pierola and Corps
District Engineer Col.
Terry Rice. Officially, the
work on the revetment
should start after Easter.
Islander Photo: Bonner
Presswood


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We're proud and totally ethical
Let there be no mistake. We've made all the necessary
provisions at The Islander Bystander to avoid any percep-
tion real or imagined of a conflict of interest when it
comes to Features Editor and newly elected Anna Maria City
Commissioner Mark Ratliff.
Ratliffwas elected last week and sworn into office Feb. 21.
We are sensitive to situations where a conflict of inter-
est may occur. Since declaring his intention to run for office,
Ratliff has not been even remotely involved in the
newspaper's coverage of the three Island cities.
In an opinion issued on March 8, 1990, the Florida
Commission on Ethics summarized, "A city commissioner
is not prohibited from being employed by a newspaper to
write newspaper articles which concern the activities and
business of the city commission. In doing so, he must avoid
using information not available to the general public gained
because of his public position. He would be prohibited from
voting on matters which would inure to the special private
gain of his employer, the newspaper."
The opinion goes on to explain that the commissioner
would only need to abstain from voting on matters "which
would inure to his special private gain or the special gain of
his employer, the newspaper."
As a candidate for the commission Ratliff promised
"all city business will be conducted in the 'sunshine,'" and
that gives all media an equal opportunity to cover city news.
At this newspaper, Ratliff functions much the same as
a correspondent, making phone calls from his home, writ-
ing stories on his own computer and meeting the people he
writes about in their environment He works full-time re-
porting special events and telling stories about special Island
people. We don't expect that to change.
All readers and the voters in the City of Anna Maria
may rest assured that no favoritism will exist between
Ratliff, the city and The Islander Bystander.
We may be a small community newspaper but we are
proud of our ethics in journalism, our commitment to the
Island community and our staff.
And we don't care how the "dailies" do it in town.
On being native
On first arriving on Anna Maria Island's shore 20
years ago with moving van in tow, new acquaintances were
quick to advise me that anyone from north of the Green
Bridge (linking Bradenton to Palmetto) was a Yankee.
Imagine my horror, having been born and raised in the
"heart" (albeit the grave as well) of the confederacy -
Virginia. I was raised to believe the South would rise again
and my mother's family would "roll over in their graves"
to think such an accusation could be made.
Everyone has their own idea of what qualifies them as
a native. On Anna Maria Island, most folks will tell you
right out you had to be born here.
Well, you had to be born in Florida to be a cracker, as Gib
Bergquist explains this week. But as all of us at The Islander
Bystander know, you can be an Islander at heart, native or
not, cracker or not. You just gotta love Anna Maria Island.

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Purloined picture OK
with publisher
In The Islander Bystander's "Stir It Up" column of
your wonderful edition of Feb. 9, the item about a
bandstand proposal was illustrated with a purloined
drawing from the "Best Read Guide/Cape Cod" of
August, 1988.
The fact that I spotted it at all in your three-year-
young weekly is a tribute to the extraordinary excel-
lence of your publication which demands my rapt at-
tention each issue.
I'm not just an off-islander but an off-Floridian
whose only interest in your journal is to be shown
each week "how it should be done" in community
journalism.
If I felt like bugging you for your usurpation, I
would only demand you teach other local journalists
how to routinely publish a newspaper which can even
hold the interest of one like myself with absolutely no
connection with Anna Maria Island.
And I bet most Anna Marians haven't the foggiest
grasp of their good luck at having such a "bonnie" wee
journal. Just as a prophet is never revered in his own
land, so local newspapers are usually disdained by lo-
cal readers.
But The Islander Bystander is a paragon of journal-
istic virtue "The Best News" deserves better.
To "illustrate" the level of my forgiveness, I quote
you John Dryden who in 1795 said:
"Welcome thou kind deceiver!
Thou 'BEST' of thieves; who, with easy 'key,'
Dost open life, and, unperceived by us,
Even steal us from ourselves."
Walt Brooks, publisher "Best Read Guide, Inc.,"
Orleans, Mass.

P.S. Maybe readers are unaware that among editrix
Bonner Presswood's triumphs before she launched The
Islander Bystander was to serve as the creative direc-
tor of "Best Read Guides" at their inception in 1988. It
is today a network of newspaper-owned vacation
magazines which is the largest in the world with 30
editions from coast-to-coast including a half dozen in
Florida. .


No 'boo-hoo's' for Longboat
I'd be most thankful if you'd print my message to
the Longboat Key Town Commissioners:
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
You may be an island yet flaunt yourself as a
"key," but you'll always be a bunch of prejudiced
snobs to me.
Go on Gary Cremeans. Keep on trolleying.
Andrea Eibe, Bradenton Beach
Thumbs up for Amerecycle
I want to speak up for Amerecycle.
I lived for many years under their trash collection
service in Massachusetts before moving to Anna Maria
two years ago. Recycling was mandatory under our city
government.
We were given a blue plastic basket in which to put
clean glass jars and well-rinsed metal cans. Discarded
newspapers were put in a brown grocery bag. The rest
of the household rubbish and yard trash were put in
rubbish cans belonging to the homeowner.
I found this to be a very satisfactory system.
Louise Wallace, Anna Maria City

Beautification committee: thanks
The Anna Maria Island Beautification Committee
wishes to acknowledge the efforts of all the participants
in the Anna Maria Island Beautification Awareness
Day. Special thanks to Jim Gloth of Island Foods for
providing the use of the parking area and adjacent lot
and for the free plants he donated for this event.
Thanks, too, to those who gave so generously of
their time and expertise including Master Gardener
Mary Stealey, representing the Florida Yards and
Neighborhoods Program, Beth Bailey of the Sarasota
Bay Estuary Program, and Mike Miller of the Anna
Maria Beautification Project.
Other organizations and local businesses repre-
sented included the Anna Maria Island Historical So-
ciety, Artists Guild, Island Garden Club, Save Anna
Maria, Inc., Island Garden Center, Hardscrabble Farms
and S&D Landscaping and Irrigation.
We wish to thank The Islander Bystander for its
support in announcing this event.
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OSE WERE THE AYS
Part 3, Life at Fort Dade_______
by June Alder


Soldiers lounge on the front porch of the hospital at Fort Dade, circa 1900.


MEN OF MYSTERY


John P. Jones of Anna Maria Island
joined the Army when America declared
war on Spain in the spring of 1898, but
he spent the war in an army camp in St.
Augustine. At war's end his outfit was
transferred to a new military post on re-
cently fortified Egmont Key, close to his
home on neighboring Anna Maria Is-
land. He completed his short Army ca-
reer there.
His memoirs about those days, writ-
ten in 1949 but never published until
now, give us fascinating glimpses of
Army life at the turn of the century. This
week Jones describes some of the "char-
acters" he met up with at Fort Dade.

By John P. Jones
There were several men with mys-
terious pasts among the soldiers sta-
tioned at Fort Dade, men whose histo-
ries were rather tragic.
Sgt.-Major Mallon was a graduate
of Dublin University. About 40 years of
age, he spent his evening studying and
reading the Bible. He was a quiet man
whom everybody liked and respected.
He had one weakness: liquor. And
every once in a while he would go to
Tampa or Cortez and get on a terrible
debauch. Finally, his enlistment expir-
ing, he took a month's furlough and
went to New York City where he was
found robbed and murdered in an alley
back of a saloon.
Then there was Paddy Powers. We
called him "The Bank of Ireland." He
was a heavy and very successful gam-
bler who conducted big games on pay-
day. When he was discharged with
$5,000 in "finals," he went to Tampa
and opened a saloon which he called
"The Shamrock."
That was the downfall of poor
Paddy. He was broke and back in the
army within three months.
I will never forget "The Mad Rus-
sian." I have often wondered why this
man was in the U.S. Army.
He enlisted under the name of
"Riggs," appeared to be about 45 years
old, was a tall, cadaverous-looking indi-
vidual and had very little to say. He
spoke English with a slight accent, also
French, and was studying Spanish. He


claimed to be Russian-born and to
speak that language.
The boys thought he was a little


crazy, as
at times
he wore a
piece of
tape
around his
he ad
which he
claimed
was a cure
for head-
ache.
Riggs


The boys thought
he was a little
crazy, as at times
he wore apiece of
tape around his
head which he
claimed was a cure
for headache.


was put in charge of the six-inch bat-
tery down at the south end of the island
and lived there with another man. This
fellow stated that Riggs studied gun-
nery most assiduously and hardly ever
talked.
Now, Riggs got quite friendly with
me because I helped him with his Span-
ish, which I knew well, and gave him
some books.
One evening I stopped in to see
him and he opened up and gave me
quite an earful. He told horrible stories
about atrocities committed by the
Turks, against whom he claimed to
have fought in some border campaign.
He also told of having prospected for
gold in Australia and described a tribe
of pygmies he had seen there. He pre-
dicted the imminent fall of the Czarist
regime in Russia.
One day there arrived at Fort Dade
a new hospital steward by the name of
Emerson.
Unperturbed by the fact that he
was several days behind schedule in
arriving, and rather vague in his ac-
count of his whereabouts during this
lost week end, he took up his abode in
a cottage near the hospital. It was soon
evident that he got all the joy he could
out of life, making plenty of friends
while doing so.
As soon as Emerson got settled he
decided to give a party. It would prove
to be a humdinger.
Next: A party with
unhappy consequencesI


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Everything (almost)
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
Some say that there are no seasons in Florida, but
nothing could be further from the truth.
In actuality, there are two seasons the hurricane
season, when you worry your guts out every time you
see a blob of clouds moving off the African coas
the non-hurricane season, art putting
money backlo ood insurance premiums in
prparaion of hurricane season.
Seriously, even though Florida's seasons may not
seem as dramatic as the changes in the weather our
friends to the north and west experience, we've still got
our seasons. And when a strong cold front blows
through, you know it's true.
With March just about on our doorstep, we're
pretty close to being out of winter. Anyone who re-
members Christmas 1989 knows what a healthy cold
front can do (it can make it snow on the Island!), so as
part of an occasional series on weather The Islander
Bystander brings you this littler primer on fronts -
cold and warm.
First, let's take a look at cold fronts by defining
what they are. Obviously, when one comes through in
February and the temperature drops 30 degrees, it's
pretty easy to know that's a cold front. But did you
know that cold fronts are a part of the weather scene in
late spring and even into summer? Although some
folks scoff at calling a weather mass that drops the tem-
perature from 95 degrees down to 93 degrees a COLD
front, the moniker is accurate, for a cold front only
needs to contain air colder than the air mass it is en-
countering for it to rightfully wear the title.
But let's get back to the dramatic weather produc-
ers of winter and spring, like the Great March Storm of
1993.



Temps

& Drops

on A.MWI.T

Date Low High Rainfall
Feb. 12 60 68 1.2
Feb. 13 54 63 trace
Feb. 14 58 69 .5
Feb. 15 61 82 .0
Feb. 16 65 81 .0
Feb. 17 64 81 .0
Feb. 18 64 82 .0


you ever wanted to know about fronts


If you take a look at the diagram which shows the
cross section of a cold front, it's easier to visualize
what's happening.
Essentially you've got a large mass of cold, and
therefore, very dense air that moves from the polar re-
gions into the warmer southern climes. As the front
approaches, its forward speed (indicated by the heavy
arrow) acts like a wedge, driving the warm air ahead of
it upward (as indicated by the the lighter arrows).
As the warm air is driven upward at great velocity
it cools-as it ascends. In fact, it drops about 3.5 degrees
for every thousand feet it rises. If that warm air mass
contains sufficient moisture, which is likely in Florida,
water will begin to condense out and form clouds
which can quickly turn into severe thunderstorms.
At the frontal boundary that area that marks the
transition between the cold and warm air the
weather is often violent, with torrential rain and possi-
bly even tornadoes. But because the air behind the front


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A cold front: The fast-
moving mass of dense,
cold air acts like a
wedge and drives moist,
warm air rapidly aloft,
often producing severe
weather. Conditions
improve quickly follow-
ing the passage of a cold
front.







A warm front: The
warm air overrides the
cooler air, and eventu-
ally erodes the cooler
air mass at the surface.
- Warm front weather is
usually less dramatic
than that associated
with cold fronts, but it
tends to last longer and
be on the "sloppy" side.


is cold and dry, and therefore relatively stable, the se-
vere weather does not last long, and clearing skies soon
follow.
Contrast this with the warm front, which is shown
in the second diagram. The weather of the warm front
is not as dramatic, but it lasts a lot longer, often produc-
ing cloudy, drizzly skies for more than a day.
The mechanics of the warm front are unlike that of
the cold front, for rather than forcing air aloft, the warm
air of the front gradually erodes the cold air at the sur-
face. As the warm air moves along, as indicated by the
heavy arrow, it overrides the cooler, denser air it en-
counters along the way. Severe weather is not usually
associated with warm fronts, and "sloppy" conditions
are its typical hallmark.
And, unlike the cold front, conditions do not rap-
idly improve with its passage. On the contrary, warm
front weather often deteriorates slowly, stays that way
for a long time, and then improves just as slowly.


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Turtle Watch vs. state officials face-off set for Thursday
Turtle hatcheries on Anna Maria Island may be in along the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico. countered that the high-traffic beach areas on the Island
jeopardy if state officials have their way. A meeting is set for Thursday, Feb. 23,at 7 p.m. in necessitate the moving of the eggs to more protected
Florida Department of Environmental Protection the Anna Maria City Hall. areas. There are two turtle nurseries on the Island, one
officials have notified Anna Maria Turtle Watch Direc- DEP officials have shied away from moving turtle in Anna Maria, another at Coquina Beach.
tor Chuck Shumard that turtles may no longer be trans- eggs to hatcheries in recent years due, in part, to con- Shumard has said turtle hatches have about a 90
ported to Island hatcheries once eggs are laid in nests cerns about temperature of the eggs. Shumard has percent success rate on the Island.


Planning
board begins
comp plan
review
The Holmes Beach
Planning Commission be-
gan its state-mandated
evaluation and review of
the city's comprehensive
plan last week.
Beginning with the Fu-
ture Land Use Element,
board members identified
areas in which they would
like to make changes.
These included a new intro-
duction focusing on the
City of Holmes Beach; add-
ing language to recognize
the city's historic resources;
adding a new category for
other resources such as al-
leys, roads, air quality,
beach accesses and T-end
canals; adding language to
encourage environmentally
conscious landscaping and
beach preservation and re-
moving the language con-
cerning the four-laning of
the Palma Sola Causeway.
The board will con-
4tinue its :review of the
plan, element by element,
following specific require-
ments set by the Florida
Department of Commu-
nity Affairs.
The evaluation and
review must be complete
by February 1996 and
submitted to the city coun-
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Just moments after the votes were tallied on Feb. 14 in the Anna Maria mayor and commission election, friends
and family of winners, Mayor Dottie McChesney and Commissioner George McKay gathered at Rotten Ralph's
restaurant for a victory celebration. Squeeze together we urged, as Dottie's husband Roy, Dottie, George and his
wife, Linda, were scrunched up against the railing. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

Things may start to look greener

in Bradenton Beach


Trees may start growing like well ... trees -
in Bradenton Beach, thanks to the Kiwanis clubs
thoughtful donation of canopy.
The service organization is offering free plants for
the taking March 11. Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor
Dick Suhre said the city had identified four locations
- the police building, the maintenance area, city hall
and the old Bradenton Beach Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment building as sites for trees.


Suhre said the city had requested 180 trees of vari-
ous species and sizes from the Kiwanis clubs. He asked
for and received a city contribution of $250 for topsoil
and fertilizer to accelerate the plant growth, and has re-
ceived the assistance of fire department vehicles for a
little watering of the new plants.
Suhre also asked anyone interested in assisting in
the plantings to call him at city hall, 778-1005, for
times and locations.


Community police meeting on Crimestoppers
The Holmes Beach Police Department will hold Romine. "Crimestoppers is a partnership between busi-
a community police meeting on the Crimestoppers ness and law enforcement that pays out anonymous
program March 2 at 7 p.m. at city hall. awards for tips that lead to arrests."
"Dan Doyle, president of Crimestoppers and an A question and answer period on Crimestoppers or
Anna Maria resident, will explain the program and any other concerns of residents will follow the pro-
how people can become involved," said Chief Jay gram.

Popular Island Home Tour coming up


The interior view of five contemporary and historic
Island homes will be open to the public on Saturday,
March 18, when the Anna Maria Island Community
Center presents its annual Anna Maria Tour of Homes.
All proceeds will benefit the center's multifaceted
programs and services for all ages. Susan O'Connor,
manager of the Island branch of First National Bank
of Manatee, and Westbay Athletic Club owner Herta
Bowes are coordinating the event. Supporting the
event as co-sponsors are The Islander Bystander and
Wagner Realty, Bradenton Beach.
Advance tickets are $8 per person, rising to $12


the day of the tour. Tickets are available at the center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City; The Islander By-
stander, 5400 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach; Island Dis-
count Tackle, 3240 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach;
Petunia Patch, Anna Maria Post Office Plaza; Sand
Dollar Gifts, 5302 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; Island
Branch First National Bank of Manatee, Holmes
Beach; and Wagner Realty, 2217 Gulf Dr., Bradenton
Beach.
Anyone who would like to volunteer to assist in the
Tour of Homes benefit or would like information can call
the center at 778-1908 or Cynthia Finn at 778-7624.


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Perpetual help
The directors of the newly established Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust recently met to
begin building a consistent, income-producing foundation for the center with the goal of $2 million over the next
five years. The trust was started by a $25,000 donation by Charles and JoAnn Lester of Holmes Beach. The
Endowment Trust directors, seated left to right, are Jeanette Cashman, Susan O'Connor, AMICC Executive
Director Pierrette Kelly and standing, left to right are, AMICC Board Chairman Jerry Bowes, Sean Murphy and
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Bradenton Beach Civic
Association to meet
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association will cel-
ebrate its fifth anniversary at its annual meeting to be
held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Bradenton
Beach City Hall.
All members are encouraged to attend and discuss
issues for the association to pursue during the next year.
Nominees for the new board of directors will be pre-
sented.
All Bradenton Beach property owners are invited
to attend.
Hi-12 to meet
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club will meet Thursday,
March 2, at Crabby Bill's Restaurant, Holmes Beach.
Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch
at noon.
The program will be a discussion by Islander Gib
Bergquist about the Sesquicentennial Association.
All Masons and their guests are invited to attend.
For reservations call 795-0665 or 795-0484.

Civic association wants
more members
The Holmes Beach Civic Association is seeking
more members in order to better represent the residents
of the community.
Membership is open to all individuals, 18 and older,
who reside in Holmes Beach for three months in a calen-
dar year or own residential property. Memberships are $7
person and checks may be mailed to the association at P.O.
Box 1944, Holmes Beach, FL 34218.

Pancake supper at Church
of the Annunciation
The Vestry and church family of the Church of the
Annunciation, Holmes Beach, will hold their annual
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 28,
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Russian Seminarian Pro-
gram.
Tickets are on sale in the church office, 4408 Gulf
Dr., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on
Sunday, Feb. 26, from 7 a.m. to noon, and cost $4 per
person.
Call 778-1638 for additional information.


Rotary to discuss
emergency preparedness
The Anna Maria Rotary Club will meet at 6:15
p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Crabby Bill's Restaurant,
Holmes Beach.
Don Reed from the Office of Emergency Manage-
ment Manatee County will discuss hurricanes and
other emergencies to be prepared for.


Rummage needed for
Seagrape Festival
Roser Memorial Community Church is seeking
items for its Seagrape Festival to be held Saturday,
March 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Donations of jewelry, women's and men's cloth-
ing, shoes, purses, books, crafts, plants and working
small appliances are needed.
Items for the sale can be dropped off at the church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, Monday through Fri-
day, from 9 a.m.. to 4 p.m.
Call the church at 778-0414 for more information.

Fish will fry at fundraiser
The Volunteer Fire Department of the Anna
Maria Fire District will hold a All-You-Can-Eat
Cortez Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Cortez Fire
Station, 123rd St. Ct., Cortez.
Mullet, grits, cole slaw, baked beans, hush pup-
pies and coffee will complete the menu.
Proceeds will be dedicated to volunteer projects
and to enhance building and maintenance of the facil-
ity in Cortez.
Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and
under.


Offstage Ladies celebrate
spring with fashion show
Spring fashions by Rice's of Bradenton will high-
light the program during the Off Stage Ladies meet-
ing to be held on Wednesday, March 8, at the
Riverfront Holiday Inn, Bradenton.
Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. Reservations can
be made by calling Virginia Walker at 778-1549 or
Norma Markhan at 795-1795.
Call Dorothy Simches, president, for membership
inquires.

Toddler Kid-nastic
program at Island Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
offer a Toddler Kid-nastic program to be held from
10:15 to 11 a.m. in six-week sessions starting Satur-
day, March 4.
The curriculum is designed to improve motor I
skills and coordination of toddlers, ages 3 to 5, while
having fun. The curriculum will include: tumbling,
ribbon, balance beam, play balls, vault box and coor-
dination experience.
The cost is $28 for center members and $33 for
non-members.
Registration is required. There will be only 10
students per each six-week session.
Call Lori at 794-1508 or 792-3735 for details.


Those with low vision will
loom Tuesday
The Island Low Vision Group will meet Tuesday,
Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m., at the Island Branch Library,
Holmes Beach, in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room.
Elizabeth Bigelow will demonstrate her loom
weaving. The public is invited to attend.
For information call 778-3391.

Woman's Club hosts
variety of March events
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, a
member of the Florida and General Federation of
Woman's Clubs, has a full calendar during the month
of March.
On Wednesday, March 1, the club will hold its
monthly meeting at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, Anna Maria City, at 1 p.m. A pro-
gram will be presented on health care. Guests are
invited to attend.
A New Members Tea will be held on Thursday,
March 2, at the home of Sarah Maloney. All officers
and community chairmen are encouraged to attend.
Call Sarah at 778-4865 for details.
Reserve your spot now for the club's Annual
Desert Card Party to be held Wednesday, March 15,
at the Island Center, from noon to 3 p.m. Ticket do-
nation is $3. Call Mabel at 778-5432 for tickets.

Greek Fest at Island
Center March 4
An array of Greek food and music will be fea-
tured at the Greek Fest to be held at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center on Saturday, March 4,start-
ing at 6:30 p.m.
The buffet will include Greek lasagna, Greek
salad, spinach pie, cheese pie and bread with
galaktoboureko for dessert. Coffee and iced tea will
be served.
This is a B.Y.O.B event. Greek music, traditional
and belly dancing, will be featured.
Reservations are requested. Tickets cost $15
per person and are available by calling 778-1908 or
778-4488.

Annie Silver Center holds
yard sale Saturday
The Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd St.
and Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, will hold an indoor
yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rummage will include clothing and household
items.
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You're invited to Florida's 150th


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
It's called the sesquicentennial, but in simple lan-
guage it means the 150th anniversary of statehood for
Florida, and all during the month of March there will
be various events marking this historic occasion.
Heading up the month-long celebration in our neck
of the woods is the Island's own Gib Bergquist, better
known that he has seen 47 percent of Florida's 150 years as a
member of the Union, it's not surprising that the 70-
year-old Holmes Beach resident is the chairman of the
Manatee Historical Commission.
Together with other local historical organizations;,
including the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, the
Manatee County Historical Commission will be seeing
to it that the state's birthday does not go unheralded.
Islanders Russ Olsen and Patrick Mullins are also
key players in the local effort, which is part of the state-
wide commemoration of Florida's century-and-a-half
in the state business.
"The whole idea is that this is a grass-roots celebra-
tion of the sesquicentennial," Bergquist explained to
The Islander Bystander. "The state mandated this last
year, and each county is participating."
Although Florida became the 27th state on Mar. 3,
1845, the festivities kick off on Mar. 1 with a big party
at the South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium
in Bradenton.
On the actual anniversary, a historical riverboat
cruise up the intracoastal waterway to the mouth of the
Manatee River will depart the Miss Cortez Fleet docks
at 10 a.m. The cost is $10, with the trip being narrated
by local historians. For more information, call 741-
4070. Reservations are required.
Anna Maria Island Day on Mar. 21 will be spon-


scored by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. At
the Island Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., a
display of historical photographs depicting the Island
in the early 1900s will be featured, as will video inter-
views of early residents before the population explo-
sion. For more information about this part of the cel-
ebration, contact Island Historical Society President
Carolyne Norwood at 778-1514.
But statehood what's it all about, anyway? We
asked Bergquist for some tidbits of history concerning
Florida, and here's what "The Cracker" served up:
Iowa was almost our sister state Although
Iowa was slated to join the Union when we did, that
anchor of the corn belt didn't achieve statehood until
a year later, becoming the 29th state.
"There was one state in between us Texas,"
Bergquist says. "The idea was there would be one slave


I


... and, in celebration, here's a Cracker tale


By Gib Bergquist
Cracker Crumbs
As the Cracker makes his appointed rounds pro-
moting Florida's Statehood Sesquicentennial, he is fre-
quently asked:
"Hey Cracker, why do you call yourself a Cracker?
What and who is a Cracker anyway?" He would like to'
shed a little light on the subject.
First, let us say emphatically that a Cracker is not
,a generic term for a Redneck. Today, a Cracker is any-
,one born in the State of Florida who wants to be called
;a Cracker. Not all do but, after the He-Coon was re-
,elected, it once again is a popular moniker.
Researchers have been trying to find out for years
and, to be frank about it, no one knows for sure, but
here are the most prevalent and logical answers.
Early settlers in Florida who made their homes in
this backwoods wilderness, were almost completely
dependent on oxen-powered wagon trains to haul food
supplies and raw materials to and from the nearest sea-
ports. The drivers of these wagons were very gifted in
the art of cracking the long, braided, rawhide bullwhips
used to control and direct these cantankerous beasts of
burden. These long whips were not for beating the oxen
but for cracking above their heads in order to keep their
attention.
The resulting pop of the whip in the hands of an
expert is similar to the sharp crack of a rifle shot and
could be heard for a considerable distance as the
sound echoes through the piney woods. These whip
crackers came to be known as Crackers and the name
stuck not only to include themselves but their prog-
eny as well.
Some of these Crackers were reputedly so accurate
with their whips that they could kill a fly on an ox's


Manatee Heritage Days, a salute to 150 years of
Florida statehood, will be celebrated from Wednes-
day, March 1, to April 1 by events to take place all
over Manatee County.
An opening ceremony will take place at the
South Florida Museum/Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th
St. W., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 1.
The event schedule includes:
Friday, March 3 Historic River Cruise. The
boat will leave from Miss Cortez Fleet docks, 12507


That whip-crackin' native son Gib Bergquist
back without touching the ox. They also used the
whips as a means of communication, since the sound
of the crack of the whip carried much farther than did
the human voice.
The day of the oxen teams has passed, but the tradi-
tion of cracking the bullwhips remains. Early Florida cow-


Cortez Rd W., Cortez, at 10 a.m. Reservations re-
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Saturday, March 4 Terra Ceia Island Day, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Madira Bickel Mount State Archaeologi-
cal Monument, 1 p.m., biking tour of island historical
sites (leaves from Village Improvement Association
Hall on Center Road.) Information: 722-3403.
Sunday, March 5 Longboat Key Sesquicenten-
nial Celebration, noon to 5 p.m., Civic Grove Park. In-
formation: 383-3721.


boys also became adept at cracking their bullwhips while
astride their horses, when rounding up semi-wild cattle for


branding and marketing.
The sound can still be
heard during cattle round-
ups here in Florida.
As you know, we
Crackers relish our grits
and cornbread. In
Florida pioneer days, in
order to make grits and
cornmeal, the hard
dried corn kernels had
to be cracked. Remem-
ber the old folk song,
"Jenny cracked corn
and I don't care"? The
corn was cracked using
a crude mortar and
pestle since grist mills
were few and far be-
tween. Thus, these corn
crackers became known
as Crackers.


'Here it is possible
that a paradise almost
can be realized. The
accessories of nature
are so profuse and
grand, so full of use
and beauty; but how
stupid are the people,
the indigenous race,
called Crackers! Pale,
sharp-visaged, sandy-
haired people, igno-
rant beyond all rea-
son; little can be
expected from them
- or nothing, but to
vegetate.'


We natives have this great love for roast pig and, in
particular, the crisp, crunchy, golden-brown skin called
cracklin' which is eaten right off the hog while still hot.
Any cracklin' left over is crumbled and mixed in the next
batch of cornmeal dough to make our famous cracklin'
cornbread more reasons to call us Crackers.
But not all of visitors to Florida treated us kindly.
Here's what one observer wrote for Harper's New
Monthly Magazine in 1871 while visiting the Gulf
Coast of Florida:
"Here it is possible that a paradise almost can be
realized. The accessories of nature are so profuse and
grand, so full of use and beauty; but how stupid are the
people, the indigenous race, called Crackers! Pale,
sharp-visaged, sandy-haired people, ignorant beyond
all reason; little can be expected from them or noth-
ing, but to vegetate."
This Cracker feels that in our paradise the Good
Lord did not intend for us to overly extend ourselves.
He provided our largely Celtic forebearers with
bountiful mullet, oysters, deer, gopher tortoises, wild
hogs and wild cattle for our sumptuous sustenance.
Throw in a little swamp cabbage and who could ask for
anything more.
We were smart enough to get here first.


Manatee Heritage Days starts March 1


birthday party
state, Florida, and one free state, Iowa, on the admis-
sions schedule. It was thought this would help maintain
balance between the free and slave states."
Density wasn't a problem At the time Florida
became a state, there were only 58,000 people in the
whole state.
"We just so happen to have 58,000 square miles,"
Bergquist notes, "so there was one person per square
mile." By contrast, Bergquist says Manatee County's
current population is about four times that number.
The continental Cracker "The Crackers were
Celts, generally" says Bergquist. "Scotch, Irish and
English Celts came over here to avoid the pressure of
the governments of the 17th century we just wanted
to be left alone." Which explains the state's first motto
(read on!).
Hospitality not Florida's strong suit back then -
"'Let us alone' was the state's first motto," Bergquist
says, explaining that it appeared on Florida's first flag,
a banner he describes as "horrible."
Long may it wave (not!) "It was five horizon-
tal stripes," Bergquist says of the state's first flag.
"They were blue, orange, red, white and green, with
'Let us alone' on the orange stripe." It never became
the official state flag because of the controversy sur-
rounding the motto, Bergquist says.
Everything old is new again "We have the old-
est history as well as one of the youngest histories,"
Bergquist says, explaining that although Florida was past
the mid-point in the order of admission to the Union, the
first people to claim a homestead exemption in the state
did so in 1565 when the Spanish settled St. Augustine. The
state's first land speculator may have been Ponce deLeon,
who scoped out the region looking for a good location for
a health spa in 1513. (And yes, DeSoto made his appear-
ance about a quarter-century later in 1539.)








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Dorothy Marie Boyd
Dorothy Marie Boyd of Anna Maria Island and
Dayton, Ohio, died Feb. 7.
Mrs. Boyd was a lab technician at Monsanto for
several years before moving
to the Island with her family
in 1954.
She is survived by
Dorothy L. Boyd Baker of
Dayton, Ohio; Robert K.
Boyd of Anna Maria and
William F. Boyd of
Greenville, S.C.; three
grandchildren, Renee Baker
Dean; Darren Baker; Aaron
Dorothy Boyd A. Boyd; three great-grand-
children, William M. Boyd,
Charlene Boyd and Linda Boyd; one great-grandchild,
Danica Dean; two nephews, Francis McGlynn and
Robert McGlynn; and two grandnephews, Shawn F.
McGlynn and Brent F. McGlynn.
Other family survivors include son-in-law Ronald
Baker and daughters-in-law Alwana Boyd and Melissa
Boyd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna
Maria, Fla. 34216.

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John Joseph Merrigan Jr., 57, of Bradenton Beach,
died Feb. 19, 1995, at home.
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ice plant manager at A.P. Bell Fish Company in Cortez.
He served on a variety of Bradenton Beach city com-
mittees. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by two daughters, Maureen of Chi-
cago and Colleen Storms of Clermont; two sons, John
HI of Bradenton Beach and Christopher of Bradenton;
two sisters, Yvonne Lawrey of Vegennes, Vt., and
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Beach; and a grandchild.

Nancy McPherson Novick
Nancy McPherson Novick, 65, of Holmes Beach,
died Feb. 19, 1995, at home.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 24,
at 1 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 5215 First
Ave. W., Bradenton, with the Rev. Lawrence Kilbourn
officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of
S.W. Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209
or Faith United Methodist Church, 5215 First Ave. W.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34209.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Novick came to
Manatee County from Southhampton, Mass., in 1987.
She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband Theodore M.
Novick; two daughters, Susan Stedman of Conyers,
Ga., and Lee Anne Novick of Boca Raton, Fla.; a son;
Lloyd B. Carswell, Jr., Southhampton, Mass., and two
grandchildren.
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Holmes Beach from March 1971 to March 1974. She
supported her husband's involvement in politics as he
fought against high-rise condominiums in Holmes
Beach in the '70s. She moved to San Antonio in 1975.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Key Royale Club, Friends of the Island Library and
belonged to the Retired Officers Club.
She is survived by two sons, Robert H. of San
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Cruise and fashion show at
Island center
Uniglobe Far Away Places Travel, Holmes Beach,
invites the community to attend its 2nd Annual Cruise
and Fashion Show on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria
City.
The event is sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Travel Club. The event will include
presentations from representatives of Carnival, Royal
Caribbean, Seawind, Regency and Premier cruise lines
and a fashion show presented by AMI West and Sea
Stable Fashions.
Refreshments will be served and door prizes will
be awarded.
Please R.S.V.P. by calling Uniglobe at 778-0715,
Barbara Leips at 778-4256, or AMI West at 778-6877.

Pines Trailer Park open
streets for sale
The Pines Trailer Park will hold its 45th (at least)
Street Sale on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arts, crafts, odds & ends, homemade pies, sloppy
joes, hot dogs, coffee and donuts will be available.
The park is located at the east end of Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach.


Ballet Choreographer
honored at Van Wezel
The principal dancers of the New York City Bal-
let will pay tribute to the company's founder and cho-
reographer George Balanchine when they perform at
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m., Tuesday,
Feb. 28.
George Balanchine is widely regarded as the 20th
century's greatest choreographer and his New York
City Ballet is considered to be one of the world's top
ballet companies.
Tickets are on sale now at the Van Wezel box office
at 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, or call 953-3368.

St. Patrick's Day fete at
St. Bernard March 18
St. Bernard Holy Name Society will hold its annual
St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance on Saturday,
March 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the activity center of the
church located at 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.
The Bob LoPiccolo Trio will provide dancing
music.
The menu includes corned beef and cabbage. This
is a B.Y.O.B. event.
Tickets are $10 per person. Call Mabel at 778-5432
or Gable at 778-4769 for ticket information.


Key Royale Women to
meet Monday
The Key Royale Women's Association will meet
on Monday, Feb. 27, in the clubhouse.
Tea will be served at 1:30 p.m. followed by the
meeting at 2 p.m.
The program will feature Dr. Denise Baker who
will discuss women's medical problems. Dr. Baker is
associated with Manatee Memorial Hospital and she
specializes in OB-GYN.


Porcelain art at show and
sale in Sarasota Feb. 25
The Gulf Coast Porcelain Artists of Bradenton/
Sarasota will hold its 27th Annual Show and Sale on
Saturday, Feb. 25, in Fellowship Hall of the First Pres-
byterian Church, 2050 Oak St., Sarasota, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
There will be demonstrations of painting on porce-
lain by Phyllis Reichart of Holmes Beach and other
guest artists.
The $2 entry donation will include an opportunity
to take home a piece of hand-painted china. Proceeds
will be used to further the knowledge of the art of por-
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Full-fledged season
"Fishing is good, the weather is beautiful, wish you
were here."
Make no mistake, they're here.
Northern-visitors that is.
Reports indicate short-term rental accommodations
are full. Restaurants are doing a brisk business. Some
areas of the beach are littered with people, beach chairs,
blankets and the blare of radios.
Most noticeable: the roads are full. Traffic is
backed up at every conceivable intersection on the
weekend.
Any Islander with any sense and a bicycle is using
the two-wheel transportation to get around from
now 'til Easter.
Lots of resorts here supply bikes for their guests to
use while visiting. Haley's Motel even offers a bicycle-
built-for-two. That's reason enough for some to spend
a vacation at the little pink resort with the roadside fla-
mingos in Holmes Beach.
In other tourist areas of the world, there exist flour-
ishing rental businesses offering bicycles (Bubba's
Bike Rentals flourished in Key West over 20 years
ago), motor scooters (very popular in the Bahamas),



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and even cabanas. In Virginia Beach, you can rent
chairs, chairs with an umbrella, boogie boards and in-
flated rafts right at the beach.
We're getting there. As Anna Maria Island in-
creases nearly every day in its popularity as a "tourist
destination," so increases the services offered here to
that industry.
We offer far more than just a place to sit on the
beach or dine out. Two new Island businesses here of-
fer bike rentals and one offers kayak rentals and tours.
The tourism business is on the up and up on Anna
Maria Island.
Soon (?), hopefully, we'll have safe, wide bike
paths to use our alternate transportation on.
But one life-long Islander posed the question last
week that only old-timers could answer: Why can't we
ride our bikes on the beach?
Why indeed? The only hazard would appear to be
the threat of speeding up the rust factor on the bike
parts.
Ordinances against bike-riding on the beach appear
to exist in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach but not in
Bradenton Beach. We have a great, wide expanse of
beach since the renourishment project was completed
in March 1993 plenty of room for squatters and bike
riders.
Although the law is not strictly enforced, it exists
as a deterrent to the enjoyment of residents and guests
alike.
Any input on the reasoning behind the restriction
would be appreciated as Island bikers look to the cit-
ies for the types of reform that will enhance our enjoy-
ment of the Island.

Tastes great, more filling
Last year we featured requests for favorite recipes
from Island restaurants in this space. We had a few
refusals last year with excuses ranging from "private
secret recipe" to "we don't know what the guy puts in
it and he doesn't either."
We're still willing to try to pry your favorite Island
recipes loose from Island chefs and restaurants. Just
drop your request in the mail to "Stir-it-up," The Is-
lander Bystander, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
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It was a great day for Cortez


Some said it would be the last fishing festival, but
if over 10,000 visitors to the 13th Annual Cortez Com-
mercial Fishing Festival get their wish, the tradition
will continue.
As will other traditions in Cortez.
The generations of fishers from Cortez have far too
much pride in their heritage to let the state constitu-
tional amendment passed in November 1994 prohibit-
ing net fishing in near-shore waters get in their way.
"There's got to be a way," was mumbled over and
over by friends, fishermen, their families and sympa-
thizers.
'"People come through this museum from the docks
and say they didn't realize their vote meant they were
putting us out of business," said Blue Fulford, a life-
time fisherman who fought the amendment and
fought hard.
Fulford was overheard on many an occasion, at
every opportunity throughout the campaign, wherever
people would listen, saying, "Please vote for me, I'm
running for my life."
Like Blue Fulford, the fishing festival will go on.
It will exist, if for nothing else, to commemorate
the pride of generations of fishers, preserve the heritage
and pass it on to future generations, cherish memories
and tales of how it all used to be and most of all -
to celebrate the lifeblood of Cortez.
It should cost more than $2 to get in the gates for
all the enjoyment and opportunity they offer at this
once-a-year, one day festival.

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There aren't any elephants at the Ringling
Museums. But you will find an art collection
worth hundreds of millions of dollars, tour John
Ringling's palatial home and smell the sawdust
in the circus galleries.
Best of all, it's just a few miles south of our
Island in Sarasota.
Housed on 40 beautiful bayfront acres that
were once John Ringling's winter hideaway, the
official art museum of Florida is Sarasota's most
popular tourist attraction, after the beaches. Ap-
proximately 300,000 people pass through the
front gate every year.
Fifty thousand of those visitors to the muse-
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celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and
scheduled for March 2-5.
The atmosphere of a 14th-century village is
re-created on the museum grounds, and visitors
can enjoy continuous entertainment including a
human chess match, along with period food and
crafts.
Admission to the Medieval Fair, which in-
cludes admission to the museum, is $10.95 for
adults, $4 for children 6-12, and children 5 and
under are free.
At non-fair times, museum admission is
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children under 12 are free. For more information,
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roaming by visitors. Should you prefer, guided
docent tours are also available throughout the
day.
From its stunning terra cotta exterior to the
exotic stones and woods used inside, Ca'd'Zan
offers a trip back into America's 1920s and a
peek at the splendor of how the reigning capital-
ists of that day lived.
Just a short stroll away, through a formal rose
garden, is the Ringling Circus Galleries.
A 40-year collection of circus wagons, cos-
tumes, pictures and props, the Ringling Circus
Galleries collection is one of the finest anywhere.
See famous clown costumes, and the makeup the
clowns wore. See a fully animated model of the
1930s Ringling circus.
The Ringling Art Galleries house a collection
of Baroque paintings and sculpture left to the
State of Florida by the famous circus man and
real estate developer. Ringling built the Art Mu-
seum in the late 1920s as a memorial to himself
and his wife, Mable.
The entire complex has been operated by the
State of Florida since 1946.
While visiting the Museum, take the time to
look over the carefully cared-for grounds. Major
plants are labeled and visitors can find dozens of
interesting specimens.
Thousands of school children tour the Mu-
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these artifacts of a different era, in art, in archi-
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Hop on the trolley for a relaxing, fun tour


The Anna Maria Island Trolley runs two,
complete tours from the north end of the Island to
St. Armands Circle just south of Longboat Key
Tuesday through Saturday.
Passengers who show a room key or receipt
dated the day of the ride, from a participating busi-
ness on the schedule, ride for free. Without the
room key or receipt, the cost is $1 per ride with
children under six riding for free.
Passengers are encouraged to arrive at least 10
'minutes prior to a scheduled pick up due to sched-
ule variations caused by fluctuations in traffic and
bridge openings.
Two stops connect with the Siesta Key Trolley
the 10:40 a.m. and the 4:40 p.m., both at St.
Armand's Inn, Lido Beach.
But beware! You need to make plans for
transportation other than the trolley to get back
to Anna Maria if you take the second run, arriv-
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There is no other return trolley except for the
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S. 9:30 a.m./ 12:30 p.mJ3:30 p.m.
V Anchorage Restaurant, 101 Bay Blvd. S. -
9:32 a.m./12:32 p.m./3:32 p.m.
V Rod and Reel Motel/Pier, 877 N. Shore Dr. -
9:35 a.m./12:35 p.mJ3:35 p.m.

Holmes Beach
V Haley's Motel & Resort, 8102 Gulf Dr. N. -
9:45 a.m./12:45 p.m./3:45 p.m.
V Coconuts Resort, 101 73rd St. 9:47 a.m./
12:47 p.mJ3:47 p.m.
V Prudential Realty, 5340 Gulf Dr. / Broken Glass,
5347 Gulf Dr. 9:52 a.mJ12:52 p.m. 3:52 p.m.
V 1st National Bank of Manatee, 5324 Gulf Dr.
- 9:53 a.m112:53 p.mJ3:53 p.m.
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr. 9:58
a.m.12:58 a.m./3:58 p.m.
V' AMI Chamber of Commerce, 501 Manatee


Ave. 10 a.mJl p.m./4 p.m.
V Island Foods, 3900 East Bay Dr. -10:02 a.mJ
1:02 p.mJ4:02 p.m.
Z Tourist Information & Welcome Center /
Shells, 3200 East Bay Dr. 10:05 a.m./1:05 p.mJ.
4:05 p.m.

Bradenton Beach
V Pirate Pete's Gift Shop, 2219 Gulf Dr. N. -
10:08 a.m./1:08 p.m./4:08 p.m.
V Gulf Stream Beach Resort / Smuggler's Cove,
1501 Gulf Dr. N. 10:10 a.mJl:10 p.mJ4:10 p.m.
Catalina Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Dr. N. -
10:11 a.m./l:11 p.m./4:11 p.m.
Z' Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Dr. N. 10:12
a.m./l:12 p.mJ4:12 p.m.
V Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St. 10:15
a.m./l:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
V Beach Barn, 200 Gulf Dr. S. 10:17 a.m./
1:17 p.m.4:17 p.m.

Longboat Key
f Whitney Beach Plaza, 6812 Gulf of Mexico
Dr. 10:20 a.m./1:20 p.m./4:20 p.m.
V Centre Shops, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr. -
10:25 a.m./l:25 p.m./4:25 p.m.
& Albritton Fruit Co./Lynche's Landing, 4016 Gulf
of Mexico Dr.- 10:27 a.mJ./l:27 p.mJ4:27 p.m.
V Ave. of the Flowers, 525 Bay Isles Parkway -
10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.

Lido Beach
XW St. Armand Inn, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr. -
10:40 a.m./1:40 p.m./4:40 p.m.

St. Armands Circle -
(Turn around)

Northbound from St. Armands Circle:

" Cafe L'Europe- 10:45 a.m.l:45 p.mJ4:45 p.m.

Lido Beach
V St. Armand Inn 10:50a.mJl:50p.m.4:50p.m.


Longboat Key
i Ave. of the Flowers 11 a.m./2 p.m./5 p.m.
V Albritton Fruit ColLynche's Landing 11:03
a.mJ2:03 p.m.5:03 p.m.
Z Centre Shops-- 11:05 a.mJ2:05 p.mJ5:05 p.m.
V Whitney Beach Plaza 11:10 a.m.2:10 p.mJ
5:10 p.m.

Bradenton Beach
Beach Barn 11:13 a.m.2:13 p.m./5:13 p.m.
M Bridge Tender Inn 11:15 a.m./l:15 p.m./
5:15 p.m.
V Gulf Drive Cafe- 11:18 a.m./2:18 p.m./5:18
p.m.
V Catalina Beach Resort -11:19 a.mJ2:19 p.m.J
5:19 p.m.
V Gulf Stream/Smuggler's Cove 11:20 a.m./
2:20 p.m./5:20 p.m.
Pirate Pete's Gift Shop 11:22 a.m./2:22
p.m./5:22 p.m.

Holmes Beach
WTourist Information & Welcome Center /
Shells 11:25 a.m./2:25 p.m./5:25 p.m.
Island Foods 11:28 a.m.2:28 p.m./5:28 p.m.
& AMI Chamber of Commerce 11:30 a.m./
2:30 p.m15:30 p.m.
V Manatee Public Beach 11:32 a.m./2:32
a.m.5:32 p.m.
VS 1st National Bank of Manatee 11:37 a.m./
2:37 p.mJ5:37 p.m.
V Prudential Realty/Broken Glass 11:38 a.m.
2:38 p.mJ5:38 p.m.
V Coconuts Resort 11:43 a.mJ2:43 p.mJ5:43
p.m.
&' Haley's Motel & Resort 11:45 a.m./2:45
p.m./5:45 p.m.
Anna Maria
V Rod and Reel Motel/Pier 11:52 a.m../2:52
p.m./5:52 p.m.
V Anchorage Restaurant 11:55 a.m./2:55
p.m./5:55 p.m.
V Rotten Ralph's/Galati Marine 12 noon/3
p.m./6 p.m.


Please note: All schedules are subject to change, traffic circumstances and private charter. The Anna Maria Trolley is a privately owned enterprise.



Cheap thrills and great deals


If you're just visiting Anna Maria Island, you may
not be aware of some of the real fun stuff to do and the
great deals you can get at area restaurants.
In this week's issue of The Islander Bystander,
you'll find a great variety of specials at area eateries.
Some real great deals.
Every Thursday the Island Inn, 1701 Gulf Dr. N.,
Bradenton Beach, offers a $6.95 Prime Rib Special.
Breakfast is their specialty every day with an "eye
opener" of eggs, toast, home fries and coffee for only
$1.75.
Oma's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, also in
Bradenton Beach at 201 N. Gulf Dr., has a coupon in
this week's Islander Bystander for $1.00 off any size
pizza and free delivery. They're in the Guinness
book for the world's largest pizza but you'll find the
large pizza is plenty big for a "regular" family of four.
Mr. Bones BBQ, at 3007 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach,
now has a long list of "lighter lunches" and the prices
are light too. A Tennessee BBQ sandwich with creamy
coleslaw is just $4.25. Such a deal. Early bird alert:
lunch in the dining room is served 'til 5 p.m.
At Cafe on the Beach, the restaurant at the Mana-
tee Public Beach, they're offering five daily specials
for just $5.49 in addition to an already mouth-watering
list of dinners. After 3 p.m., you can try home cooking
like turkey and dressing, meatloaf or shrimp and fries.
$5.49!
The Anchorage, at 101 S. Bay Blvd. in Anna
Maria, has a great grouper deal for you. In addition to
nightly early bird specials that run from $4.95, they
have a grouper special right now. The $9.95 Grouper


($8.95 for early birds seated 3 to 5:30 p.m.) is cooked
in your choice of styles including blackened, fried,
Oscar or with Portobello mushroom.
Check out the coupon for Kokomo Joe's at 7834
Cortez Road West, just a hop from Bradenton Beach.
With the Islander coupon, you get their regular $7.99
prime rib dinner with all the trimmings for just $5.97.
Don't over look Ches's nightly specials. The little Ital-
ian, Spanish, American restaurant at 5348 Gulf Drive in
Holmes Beach offers2-for-learly bird specials from 4:30
to 6:00 p.m. "All you can eat" spaghetti on Wednesday
night for just $4.95 sounds like a real "family affair."
Looking for something to do? Heaven forbid
Florida should produce a rainy day. To enhance the
suntan you get on the beach, try the tanning salon at
Hair Motions. With three locations on the Island,


there's got to be one near you. Look for their ad for all
the phone numbers and addresses.
If you're visiting for a while and want to take a
group trip to a hockey game, Disney World or the
world's largest flea market in Inverness then
Cowboy's Coaches has a deal for you. He'll chauffeur
your crew in a 27-foot motor coach and he promises not
to give you a "rough ride."
While you're out, stop by the Hunt Club at 5350
Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key for dinner and
dancing the "old fashioned way." Dinners start at only
$7.95 (not your usual price on Longboat Key) and
music for dancing includes tunes by '60s recording
artist Duane Dee.
Don't forget souvenirs! They have great ones at
Sand Dollar Gifts, 5302 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Real, authentic sunken treasure coins and artifacts
- from three ship wrecks assure you a piece of history.
While lots of stores have nifty Anna Maria T-shirts
for sale, they'll customize your selection at Purple Par-
rot, 3228 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Prices range
from $3.95 to $9.95 and you choose from over 1,000
shirts in all manner of designs and color. You'll go
home with a unique shirt and be the envy of all your
freezing friends!
If you're on an extended vacation over three
days? you might want to try Sea Coast Airlines nar-
rated air tour to Key West You can just sneak-away for
a quick visit to the southernmost, most-fun city in the
U.S. It's a great way to see the west coast of Florida and
a perfect sunset at Mallory Square.
It's all in The Islander Bystander.


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Mark Merrill captured the attention of festival goers with an educational exhibit of fossil items. Merrill
sold shark's teeth and other fossilized items from his extensive collection including well-preserved
alligator heads such as the one he is petting.


Little Freddie Gilliland, 3 years old, s
boots just like his commercial fisherman d
as he rides among the exhibits, craft be
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Linda Molto, right, captured first prize among the
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arts and crafts organizer Wendy Warren-Gagne who sets
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Anna Maria ,

Elementary

menu
Monday, 2/27/95
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Fish Filet on Bun or Pizza, Green Peas,
Fresh Oranges, Sherbet
Tuesday, 2/28/95
Breakfast: Hot Grits w/Cheese or Cereal, Fruit
Juice
Lunch: Breaded Pork Chop or Sloppy Joe, Sweet
Potatoes Topped w/Marshmallows, Seasoned Rice,
Pineapple
Wednesday, 3/1/95
Breakfast: Bagel & Jelly or Cereal, Pears
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese, Mixed Vegetables,
Fresh Baked Whole Wheat Roll,
Strawberry Fruit Cup
Thursday, 3/2/95
Breakfast: Toast and Sausage Pattie or Cereal,
Cinnamon Apples
Lunch: Baked Chicken or Breaded Beef Patty,
Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Fresh Baked
Cornmeal Roll
Friday, 3/3/95
Breakfast: Warm Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
or Cereal, Applesauce
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Corn Dog, Corn, Pears,
Chocolate Brownie
All meals served with milk.


Praiseworthy
performance
These are the "Stu-
dents of the Week" at
Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School for the
week ending Feb. 10.
Kneeling, left to right,
are Sara Kafka, Nicole
Buky and Devon Mertz.
First row, left to right,
are Daniel Miller, Sean
Pittman and Megahan
Fleming. Back row, left
to right, are Marika
Barrett, Amanda
Kyzer, Maggie Collins,
Denille Smallwood and
Jessica Troutt.


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Hot Turkey and Dressing
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The big blow
At right fifth-grade student James Blanchard get an A
in blowing a bubble gum bubble. You need bubble gum
to learn about poetry in Joyce Ellis's fifth-grade class
at our Island school. How would you complete,
"Bubble gum, bubble gum; Tasty, juicy, chewy and
fun; Best when eaten on the run; It comes in straw-
berry, cherry and (fill in); But I like it best (fill in).
Now, put your lips together and blow.

AM .7


On the carpet
Students in Maureen
Loveland's kindergarten
class don't have to go far
to get away. Taking a trip
by knee-power through
the magic city named
Carpetsville are Travis
lacovelli, second from left,
Sean Pittman, Samantha
Smith and, in back, Amber
Barth. People travel fast
in Carpetsville and
there is proof. The little
boy, far left, was not seen
in the city when the
picture was snapped.


Walk-a-Thon

Winners announced
The annual Walk-a-Thon, a fundraiser for Anna
Maria Elementary School, earned approximately
$4,000. It took a hard-walking student body to make
the event such a success.
Joy Ellis's fifth-grade class earned the most as a
class and received the grand prize of a pizza party from
Domino's and a Cuisine De France Certificate for Ellis.
The highest individual student award was earned
by Sarah Thomas who received a para-sail ride. James
Blanchard placed second and will enjoy a fishing trip
for two on the Reef Reacher.
Third place went to Michael Maietta who will
break bread at noon time with Coach Gene Burr and
Principal Jim Kronus.
Jessica Sweetnich came in fourth and will get a Jet
Ski ride with Bradenton Beach Sail Boat Rentals. Fifth
place went to Erik Stahr who will join Coach Burr and
Mr. Kronus for lunch. Eric Whitley will tee-off for a
round of golf with Coach Burr and Principal Kronus for
this sixth place win.
Lauren Titsworth will enjoy an airplane ride for
taking seventh place and Chad Dingier will lunch with
Coach Burr and Mr. Kronus for his eighth-place win.







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Island Police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 11, DUI, 200 block of Gulf Drive North
to 125th Street West and Cortez Road. While trav-
eling south on Gulf Drive, the officer observed the
subject, Michael J. Sears, 42, of Sarasota, straddling
the center line to the intersection of Gulf Drive and
Cortez Road.
Sears turned east on Cortez Road, making an il-
legal change of lane in the process, said the report.
The officer activated his emergency equipment on
the bridge and Sears stopped two blocks later. The
officer administered field sobriety tests to Sears and
placed him in custody.
Feb. 11, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The complainant reported a person unknown
smashed a window of the vehicle and removed a
burlap bag containing $100 in cash and credit cards.
Feb. 15, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported her purse missing
from her locked vehicle. The purse, valued at $75,
contained $150 in cash, glasses valued at $500, a
make up case valued at $30, an address book valued
at $15, various credit and identification cards, a gun
permit and prescription medication.
Feb. 16, DUI, 1800 to 2500 block of Gulf
Drive North. The officer traveling north on Gulf
Drive observed the subject in front of him, Todd
Ratliff, 32, of Holmes Beach, leave the roadway in
the 1900 block of Gulf Drive. Upon going through
the S-curve in the 2000 block, Ratliff almost hit the






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guard rail, said the report.
After Ratliff crossed the center line three more
times, the officer activated his emergency equip-
ment. According to the report, Ratliff stopped in the
2800 block and, when he exited the vehicle, was
swaying and had to use the vehicle for support. He
refused to take field sobriety tests and was placed in
custody.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 10, larceny of two bicycles valued at
$150, 100 block of 47th Street.
Feb. 11, grand larceny, 5600 block of Guava.
The complainant reported a person unknown re-
moved a 1978 Evinrude, 15 hp motor valued at $400,
from his boat.
Feb. 11, contact, 300 block of 86th Street. The
complainant reported that he was talking to his fa-
ther on the telephone, got cut off and couldn't get
back through to him. The officer contacted the father
who said he didn't want to talk to his son and that's
why he hung up on him in the first place.
Feb. 14, larceny, 200 block of Haverkos Lane.
The complainant reported that a person unknown re-
moved an air compressor valued at $600 from a con-
struction site.
Feb. 14, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Dr., Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown smashed a window in
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Feb. 15, damage, 6001 Marina Dr., fire station.
The complainant reported a person unknown struck
his vehicle with a golf ball, shattering the driver's
side window. Damage was $200.
Feb. 15, suspicious vehicle, 6200 block of Flotilla
Drive. The complainant reported a suspicious vehicle
in the ball field. The officer spoke to the subject who
said he likes to read his newspaper there.
Feb. 15, found property a red, men's, 10-
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Feb. 16, vandalism, 200 block of 71st Street.
The complainant reported that a person unknown put
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Feb. 17, suspicious vehicle, 5327 block of Gulf
Dr., First Union. The officer, responding in refer-
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Feb. 17, found property a 20-inch, men's,
silver bicycle with a black seat and chrome handle-
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Fundraisers
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., will hold its 9th
Annual Walk-a-Thon in Palmetto on Saturday, March
4. To arrange for pledge sheets or for information call
729-5655.
The American Cancer Society will host its "First
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Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 24. Donation: $3. Informa-
tion: 753-6471.

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Sarasota Counties will hold its monthly luncheon
meeting at Lido Beach Holiday Inn, 233 Ben Franklin
Dr., on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. Reservations
needed. Information: 778-6766.

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from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The first seminar will be held at
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The chapel is located at 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr.

Wind ensemble, flute and tuba
performances at MCC
The MCC Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert
will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, in Neel
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The performance will feature Gregory Chestnut play-
ing the pipe organ with the 80-plus members ensemble.
On Monday, Feb. 27, Jay Hunsberger, professor of
tuba at MCC and Martha Rearick, professor of flute at
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A more serious festival in Cortez this year


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Stuffing a "Cortez hot-dog" into my mouth, life
couldn't have gotten much better. Here I was, running a
couple of hours late for the Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival, but there was still some fried mullet left for me.
Ah, life can be sweet.
When I felt a tap on the shoulder and turned around
to find Alcee Taylor, sporting his brand new Islander
Bystander T-shirt and festival "Volunteer" button,
things got even better. Alcee had a broad smile on his
face, maybe the first time I've seen him wearing that
expression since the net ban vote last November.
"Was the festival a success?" I asked. "From here
it looks like you've had a great crowd. Boy, the weather
is perfect."
Alcee grinned even more and allowed that the
crowds were wonderful. "I don't know how many
people asked me about the old days fishing," he
beamed. "I had a wonderful time telling them about
fishing and, of course, there were plenty of other jobs
to do too, like keeping the drink booths in ice."
Alcee bit into his own hot dog, and I ordered an-
other. It had been a long day, and it wasn't over.
Somehow, the Cortez Festival seemed more seri-
ous this year. People in the village are taking stock.
Scattered around town were big signs what they call
"interpretive panels" in the museum business. The pan-
els generally had a picture connected with fishing and
some pithy words.
"Work: what we do to give life meaning," read one
- over by the Wildlife Rescue group's booth. That's
pretty serious stuff to be thinking about during a festi-
val, but maybe we'd be better off spending some time
thinking about things like that.
Real things, and real values. Like what we think
about when we have a death in the family. Like many
of us, the folks of Cortez put off thinking about those
things, but now they're finally being forced to reflect
on their work, their culture, their whole way of life.
The old Albion Inn, oldest structure in Cortez, was
moved to make way for a genuinely ugly Coast Guard
building. Now shoved over into a residential neighbor-
hood, the old building is serving as an art gallery/stu-
dio. I stopped in to see the exhibition called "Artifacts
from the Expedition."
Artist/historian Wayne Nield was there keeping
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visitors to the art and to Cortez. I wandered around the
art exhibits for a while, looking and listening to the
other visitors.
It was clear most of the other visitors were from out
of the area. Some just walked in and walked out. One
couple seemed confused by the art.
But another couple obviously saw something in it
the art displayed in the gallery.
This last couple asked questions, studied the vari-
ous art pieces closely and, as we walked out the door
together, commented to me they were both surprised
and impressed with the studies of Cortez life shown on
the walls of an old building tucked away in the village.
So was I. So was I.
A shadow hangs over our old neighbor to the east.
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"Most of us 'urbanfolk' have no idea of what it
takes to get food from the land or water to the table. We
do not or can not feed ourselves.
"And yet, ever accepting of faulty definitions of
Progress and faithful in the ability of Science to work
it all out somehow, we continue to allow our farmers
and watermen (farms and fishing villages) to be irre-
vocably replaced by urban sprawl.
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Grouper action heats up offshore; sheepies abound


By Capt. Mike Heistand
There's just a couple more weeks for the big sheep-
shead contest. Remember to bring in a picture of your
whopper sheepie to The Islander Bystander office,
5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and the person
with the biggest fish by March 17 will receive a "More
Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishing hasn't
been too great due to the weather, but anglers at the pier
have been able to bring home a few sheepshead and
flounder.
Danny at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
there have been catching a few snook with shrimp-
baited hooks as well as a lot of sheepies.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 125 head of black sea bass, Key
West grunts and sand perch. The six-hour trip is aver-
aging 125 head of porgies, Key West grunts, lane snap-
per and black sea bass. The nine-hour trip is averaging
30 head of mangrove and lane snappr, red and black
grouper and bonita.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said there is big ac-
tion on a mixed bag of fish, including sheepshead, red-
fish, blue fish, mackerel, cobia, mangrove snapper,
flounder and some big black drum, some tipping the
scales at more than 15 pounds.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said weather
has slowed fishing for him, too, but those hardy wade
fishers willing to brave the elements are still catching
some big trout on the seagrass flats, with live shrimp
the favored bait. In Palma Sola Bay, he suggested try-
ing to catch some of those tasty little sugar trout or reds.
At Galati Yacht Basin, Chris Galati, Richard
Gupton and Anthony Manati won the Old Salt Loop
Fishing Tournament last weekend with a 25-pound red
grouper. Capt. Glen Corder took third place with a 22-
pound red grouper. Congratulations to. both Island
teams for their good showing in the tourney!
Capt. Phil Shields said red grouper are the plen-
tiful offshore fish this week, mostly in about 70 feet of
water.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's still able to get his
charters onto some big, fatredfish and sheepshead.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's specializing on
trout and redfish, with good results.
On my boat Magic we had limit catches of man-
grove snapper on every trip. We've also caught some
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Capt. Tom Chaya said his clients have been
catching mangrove snapper, sheepshead and some
good-sized trout.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said fishing has
greatly improved during the past week with the warmer
temperatures. There are excellent reports of grouper
caught offshore and plenty of sheepshead taking the
hooks near the piers and bridges. Near the beaches, Bill
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Island real estate sales
* 100 73rd St, HB, 201A Coconuts, an upstairs gulf front
ibed/lbath condo of 645 sfla, built in 1972, was sold 1/20/95,
McConnell to Else, for $125,000; list unknown.
* 105 36th St, JIB, a ground level gulf front cottage of
2bed/lbath with 18x13 garage, built in era long past on a
55x135 lot, was sold 1/19/95, Boyer to Gatewood, for
$241,000; list $298,000.
* 1906 Gulf Dr, BB, 109 Coquina Beach Club, an elevated
efficiency complete with Murphy bed, built in 1985 with 475
sfla, was sold 1/19/95, Morton to Officer, for $64,500.
* 2215 Avenue A, BB, a bay front lot measuring 100x136,
was sold 1/17/95, Amy to Smith, for $200,000; list unknown.
* 2313 Gulf Dr, BB, a 50x100 lot, was sold 1/17/95, Berry
to Wallenstein, for $45,000; list unknown.
* 335 Tarpon, AM, a ground level canal front (285 feet)
4bed/4bath/pool home of 2776 sfla, built in 1959 on a
175x110 lot(s), was sold 1/19/95, Sniadach to Zinn, for
$520,000; list $550,000.


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$650,000.
* 411-415 62nd St, HB, a ground level 4-plex of 4bed/
4bath, 1870 sfla, built in 1965 on a 55x97 lot, was sold 1/17/
95, Irvine to Nickel, for $140,000; list $165,000.
* 417 28th St, HB, a ground level canal front (90 feet) and
bay front (120 feet) home of 4bed/2&1/2bath/pool/greenhse
with 2250 sfla, built in 1978 on a 90x120 lot, was sold 8/1/
94 [ICS], for $355,000; list $379,000.
* 505 58th St, HB, a ground level 2bed/lbath/lcar canal
front home of 1449 sfla, built in 1955 on a 76x120 lot, was
sold 1/18/95, Cross to Naeher, for $160,000; list unknown.
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* 6006 Gulf Dr, HB, 208 Playa Encantada, an elevated
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1/17/95, Weber to Johnson, for $175,000, list $185,000.
* 617 Baronet Lane, HB, a ground level bayou front 3bed/
2bath/2car home of 1808 sfla, built in 1966 on a 92x140 lot,
was sold 1/19/95, Nelson to Elliott, for $270,000; list
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* 7000 Gulf Dr, HB, 202 Tiffany Place, an elevated gulf
front condo of 2bed/2bath, built in 1978 with 1257 sfla, was
sold 1/17/95, McCarthy to Doescher, for $250,000; list un-
known.
* 721 Holly, AM, a canal front lot of irregular proportions,
was sold 1/17/95, Nordstrom to Alarif, for $122,500; list
$125,000.


REDUCED $30,000


4232 Marina Court Near Seafood Shack
Spacious, waterfront corner condo. 3BR/2BA w/2,200 sf. Spec-
tacular views, deepwater boat slip, no bridges to Intracoastal.
Oversize 2-car garage, private elevator- every amenity. $339,000.
Call Jan Schmidt 792-6933
BROKER/SALESMAN

R.S. Olson Better
Real Estate, Inc. I ue West Bradeto, andFL (813) 795-Garde3000
[] 5704 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL (813) 795-3000


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE just across from the beach, 3BR/
2BA, car garage. Turn-key furnished. Like new, never rented.
Low maintenance fee of $85 includes cable TV. Close to heated
pool. Balconies on 3 sides, one screened. Reasonably priced for
this area at $159,900.
WEST OF GULF
DRIVE Bright, spa-
cious 4BR home.
Kitchen opens to
family room, 10 car
drive through ga-
rage, zoned & de-
signed for duplex if
desired with 2 car
garage each side. 3
blocks to beach,
one block to marina. $239,000.

RFAII Gulfstream Realty
Theresa "Terri" Robertson 77Q7777
REALTOR. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
5600 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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Deep Canal with Direct Bay and Gulf Access. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath canalfront
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burning fireplace, electric boat lift, sauna, and free form solar heated swimming pool!
Live the island dream for only $375,000!
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Why is RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY the #1

residential sales office in Manatee County and

the fastest growing RE/MAX office in Florida?


"Because our office offers a
wide variety of services to local
as well as foreign clients,"
"Weibke Bently
Realtor




"RE/MAX GULFSTREAM uses
a very selective process for
who they choose for sales
representatives."
David Coupland
Broker/Owner


"The RE/MAX organization is
so strong internationally that
it brings buyers from all over
the world."
Janice Coupland
Broker/Realtor


"Buyers and sellers find confidence in
dealing with full time professionals
and a company recognized
worldwide."
Sandra Lee Greiner
Broker/Salesperson



"RE/MAX has a more effective
system for selling real estate. Buyers
and sellers get better service."
Yvonne Higgins
Broker/Salesperson


"The public recognizes the RE/
MAX name and the fact that they
are working with career
professionals."
Karen Johnson
Realtor/Vice President


RF/MIK
Gulfstream Realty
5600 Marina Drive, Suite 8
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
813-778-7777


"RE/MAX does quality advertising
nationwide."
Theresa "Terri" Robertson
Realtor





"Sellers get superior service
because the agent representing
them handles all the inquiries on
their home."
Robert S. Jean
Realtor/Associate


"Winners attract winners, that's
why I'm at GULFSTREAM."
Ron Travis
Broker/Owner


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TWOFERS 12 3 5 i 6 8 9 1 12 1 118
BY ALFIO MICCI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 9 2 2 1


ACROSS
1 Auto's high and
low
6 Just (not
much)
10 Biographer's
item
14 Work period
19 -- in the right
direction
20 Reply to the
Little Red Hen
21 N.F.L kicker
Matt
22 Novelist -
Vargas Llosa
23 Where
accommodations
might give
trouble
25 Half of a pop
duo
27 Unearned
28 Ruth's land, in
the Bible
30 Applauded
31 Like some hair
32 Of the shinbone
34 Wall Street
worker, for short
35 Like "sequoia,"
letterwise
38 Charles Perrault
tale
40 Off yonder
44 "-- it!" (gleeful
cry)
45 Actress Turner


46 --jongg
47 Home of the
oldest university
in the Americas
48 Big Ten's--
State
49 Dirty digs
50 Ancient
monument
52 Time to attack
53 Blemishes
56 Moving packs
57 Ballet bend
58 Rome's -
Wall
59 Super
60 Addict
61 Part of an inning
62 Coiffures
66 Chump
67 Yuks
69 Counting
method
70 Blank spaces
73 Kind of mitt
74 Stand
77 Virgin, in a way
79 Lacerate
80 Smears
81 Big name in
cosmetics
83 Kind of sermon
84 Throw for-
86 Treatment
87 One with no
standing?
88 Marketer's start
89 Drama critic
John
90 Some dives
94 Frost lines
96 -- witch hunt
98 French rocket


99 End piece
100 Whip up
104 Res loquitur
105 Get ready for
dinner?
109 Tasty pie filling
111 Noted English
diarist
113 Saw
114 Domestic slave
115 Murder
116 Princess' need
117 Six Felipes
118 It's an
imposition
119 Chip, maybe
120 Veers
DOWN
1 Bust-up
2 Ice star Phil, to
friends
3 Egyptian sun
disk
4 Aged
5 Aeronautical
maneuver
6 Worked up
7 Beer mug
8 To -- (exactly)
9 Ouster
10 Secure
11 Thick-trunked
African tree
12 German
pronoun
13 Public
embarrassment
14 Soil
15 Invaderof 218
B.C.
16 You can see
through it


17 Donizetti's "La
-- du
Regiment"
18 Digital
24 Dark blue
26 Wrecks
29 Sash for
Cho-Cho-San
32 Air
33 Was imminent
35 Big guns, for
short
36 "The Country
Girl" playwright
37 Adventurer with
Robin
38 Stately dance
39 It's hard to
believe
41 Fusses
42 With force
43 Shone
45 Indian water pot
49 Japanese yes
50 Volume units
51 Lock
54 Grumble
55 Biggest stars,
briefly
56 "One for My
Baby" singer
57 1993 Holly
Hunter film,
with "The"
59 Abaci
60 Lou Gehrig's
number
63 "Three men in

64 Dodges
65 Less frenetic
67 Like clock
chimes


68 Saint Theresa's
birthplace
71 Box: Abbr.
72 Activist Bobby
74 Train
75 Grp. behind
Magellan
76 Chaperon
78 Historian
Russell and
others


81 "Crimes and 94 Tennessee
Misdemeanors" players


star
82 Moon valley
85 Ward
88 Anguish
91 "Mysterious"
place
92 Comedian
Russell
93 First degrees


95 Ukases
97 Local screens
99 Ship in a 1951
best seller
100 Emulsifying
agent
101 Former Philly
mayor Wilson


102 British
exclamation
103 Missed the mark
105 Houlihan
portrayer
106 Pianist Claudio
107 Made tracks
108 Greece, to
modern Greeks
110 Terre Haute sch.
112 Many lifetimes


STUMPED?


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REALTORF .
"Nick at Night"

778-4642


Over 16 years of proven real
estate know-how has distin-
guished Nick as an experi-
enced professional you can
trust and count on for all
your Real Estate needs.
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FULL SERVICE
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
"Open Six Days Weekly"


SEASONAL RENTALS
STILL AVAILABLE
Perico Bay Club and Island
from $1,800 mo.

ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club $875 mo.
West Bay Cove
Bay View 2/2 $885 mo.
Anna Maria Island
Duplex/Dock $800

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

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HOMES ISLAND
504 70th St., HB.......................................
125 47th St., HB.......................................
524 70th St., HB.......................................
609 Ambassador Lane, HB .....................
620 Fox Street, Longboat .....................
611 Foxworth Lane, HB ...........................
110 49th Street, HB..................................
607 Ivanhoe Lane, HB .............................
2500 Gulf Drive, BB ..............................
607 North Point Dr., HB ...........................
513 Loquat, AM.....................................
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ...............
609 North Point Drive, HB........................


$139,900
$149,900
$187,500
$185,000
$189,000
$189,999
$209,900
$275,000
$285,000
$329,900
$320,000
$425,000
$449,000


HOMES OFF ISLAND
1612 38th Ave. W., Bradenton................ $39,900
1904 52nd Ave. W., Bradenton............... $79,000
6910 18th Ave. W., Bradenton.............. $114,900
7211 41St. Ct. E., Sarasota................... $124,900
4907 Mangrove Pt. Rd., Bradenton ......... $155,000
6709 88th St., Bradenton ...................... $189,000
1624 Palma Sola Blvc., Bradenton ........ $429,900
4902 64th Drive, Bradenton.................. $595,000
LOTS & ACREAGE ISLAND
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ............... $150,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK............... $325,000
3700 East Bay Dr., HB .......................... $225,000
107 Bay Blvd., AM ................................ $395,000
17th & Gulf Dr., BB ............................... $450,000
517 Blue Heron, AM.............................. $500,000
OFF ISLAND
10205 Old Tampa Rd., Ellenton.............. $70,000
708 44th Ave. E., Ellenton....................... $74,900
5600 Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sara............. $329,000
CONDOS OFF ISLAND
206 Pine Needle Dr., Wildwood Springs ... $72,500


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CONDOS ISLAND
600 Manatee Ave., #114............................ $79,900


3805 East Bay Dr., #310.......................
6005 Gulf Dr., #216...............................
3805 East Bay Dr., #310.......................
600 Manatee Ave. #128 ........................
3701 East Bay Drive #9-B .....................
600 Manatee Ave., #115.......................
600 Manatee Ave., #113........................
1007 Gulf Dr. N., #215 ..........................
1007 Gulf Dr. N., #213..........................
6500 Flotilla. #225.................................
6006 Gulf Dr., #212...............................
6300 Flotilla Dr., #110 ...........................
1007 Gulf Dr. N., #208..........................
1800 Gulf Dr. N., #215 ..........................
1007 Gulf Dr. N. #105 ...........................
6700 Gulf Dr., #14.................................


$123,900
$129,900
$123,900
$134,900
$134,900
$141,900
$142,500
$142,900
$146,900
$149,000
$178,000
$109,000
$152,900
$159,900
$172,900
$224,900


PERICO BAY CLUB
876 Audubon Dr..................................... $86,000
706 Estuary ............................................. $94,500
831 Audubon Dr.................................... $120,000
1105 Edgewater Circle ......................... $129,900
509 sanderling Circle............................ $129,900
1241 Edgewater Circle ......................... $142,900
1341 Perico Point Circle ....................... $168,000
1020 Ibis Court ..................................... $168,500
941 Sandpiper Circle............................ $110,000

COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT
807 18th Ave. W., Bradenton................ $154,900
3007 & 3009 Ave. E., HB ...................... $259,000
2112 First St. W., Bradenton ................. $350,000
3100 Gulf Dr., HB.................................. $450,000
4016 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ............... $750,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ............... $850,000


CALL 778-2261 Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


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OPEN HOUSE *
SUNDAY FEB 26 1-4
6323 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach North Beach Village
Just like new! 3BR, 2BA townhouse. Brand new berber
carpet, paint, being offered furnished turn-key. Beau-
tiful tropical setting and community pool. Steps to the
Gulf, $169,000. Call GULF-BAY REALTY of Anna
Maria, Inc. 778-7244. We're located in the Island
Shopping Center in the heart of Holmes Beach.

The Islander Bystander malls a record number
of out-of-town, out-of-state subscriptions
every week over 900. More than any other
Island newspaper In 10 years! Many Thanks to
our loyal readers and people who love all the
best news about Anna Maria.



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JUST LISTED
BEAUTIFULLY WOODED LOT
Extra large residential lot close to the Gulf on the
north end of Anna Maria. Go "BUY" 710 Holly at the
corner of Jacaranda. $125,000. Call Agnes Tooker
eves. 778-5287 or Kathy Granstad eves. 778-4136.
Broker. Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell


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can't be wrong! The Islander Bystander is
"the best news on Anna Maria Island."
Total weekly circulation: 15,500 plus!


MANY "motivated sellers"
Now Available!
Call me today...


Karin Stephan
REALTORG
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
01 778 0766


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Mobile:
813-350-5844 .
Tidy Island! Just reduced to $199,000!
Motivated seller offers perfect alternative to
Longboat! Splendid views. Cathedral ceil-
ings, 2BR/2BA, spacious designer kitchen,
2 car garage. 24-hr security gate. Call Karin
Stephan for all details.
Come see this charming, furnished, large
2BR/2BA condo. Incredible beach and sun-
set views from lengthy balcony. Heated
pool, saunas & spa. Make this your private
window to the Gulf! $255,000.
Architecturally designed home on large (3)
lot. Elegant 4BR/4BA. Waterviews! Multi-
level living room, fireplaces, built-ins. Per-
fect for entertaining! Security system. Se-
cluded deepwater canal. Come see, stay
and make offer! $389,000.
Perico Bay Club Charming, light, roomy
3BR/2BA unit. Special views of Palma Sola
Bay! Many upgrades. Pools/tennis/security.
$196,000.
Gulf Beach Place Turnkey furnished,
2BR/2BA! Steps to beach. Just right at
$130,000.



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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 turnkey furnished. $419,000. Call
778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.


i RF/AM1
O, GULFSTREAM REALTY
5600 MARINA DR. STE 8
Su HOLMES BEACH
(813) 778-7777








JUST THE BEST: This spacious 2BR/2BA home
was custom built for the present owner. The two car
garage is inclosed and has a nice workshop/hobby
area. Florida style living area features full wall
mirror in the living room, a bright kitchen, laun-
dry and a bay window for your flowers. You'll
find much more, all is shipshape. $153,000.
RUNAWAY BAY: This condo offers the best loca-
tion for rental income. Play tennis, swim at the beach or
in the giant pool. there is so much to offer here. $99,500.
BUILDING LOT: 200 FEET TO BEACH. $59,500
BUILDING LOT: BUILD YOUR DUPLEX $49,500
BUILDING LOT: ONE ACRE+ IN TOWN. $39,900
Ich Spreche Deutsch
Nous Parlons Francais MLS
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 813-778-6467
CALL WIEBKE BENTLEY 813-746-0263


Anna Maria City at Bean Point


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NEW LISTING
QUALITY BUILT-SAILBOAT WATER Cedar
elevated home on quiet Anna Maria street with ex-
pansive waterview. Hardwood floors, oak cabi-
nets, vaulted ceilings, great room design. Priced
at $269,000. Please call Carol R. Williams for
'details 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.


NEW LISTING
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA
condo with spectacular BAY view plus 30' boat
slip. Decorator perfect with dome ceilings in
kitchen and baths, wall paper, ceramic tile, up-
dated appliances including heat and A/C unit.
Priced at $149,900. Please call Carol Williams
778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.


Reduction at NORTH POINT HARBOUR ES-
TATE: Keywest style, 4BR home. Open floor plan
with waterviews from most every window. His and
Hers master baths, skylights, wrap around deck,
security system, boat lift and dock. Homeowners
Association provides lawn care, tennis, pool and
spa. Now priced at $329,000. Call Carol Williams
778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
"PRIVATE TILED COURTYARD" The ultimate in
Perico Bay Club living. Light, bright and airy
Grand Cayman model. 2BR/2BA plus den. Glass
enclosed lanai, 3 story closet in master suite and
many more upgrades. Watch the fish, birds and
otters from your deck. Priced at only $167,500.
Call Julie or Jim Warrender 794-2314 eves.

m 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 Q


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BIG DOINGS THIS WEEKEND


Still time to make your reservation for Flavors of the Island
And now, for your dining and entertainment plea-
sure, the annual Flavors of the Island event. Yes, it's
back the opportunity to sample the cuisine of Island
and area restaurants and enjoy some great musical en-
tertainment at the same time.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce (and a fund raiser for that organization),
more than a dozen restaurants will have locations set
up in the gymnasium of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, complete with samples of some of the
most popular items on their varied menus.
The event will be held Feb. 25 from 6 -10
p.m.Coupons will be sold at the door to buy food. .
There is no admission cost. / /
Scheduled food vendors include The Anchorage, --"/
Hungry Howie's, Crabby Bill's, Domino's, Island\ --
Foods, The Sandbar, Shells, Crown and Thistle, Joe's
Eats and Sweets, The Beach House, Chez Andre, Mr.
Bones, Subway and Island Inn.
The entertainment roster includes:
The Sundancers. Performing 6 6:30 p.m.
Jack Elka and Billy Rice. Performing 6:30 7
p.m.
Linda Greig with Art Wooley. Performing 7:30 0
8 p.m.
Ellen Meade Dancers. Performing 8 8:20 p.m.
Manatee High School Jazz Band. Performing 9 -
10 p.m.
For those who may have forgotten (though it seems
Shard to imagine), the Manatee High School Jazz Band
is the one that played at last year's Island Centennial
celebration, wowing the standing-room-only audience
and playing a by-popular-demand encore that included
every number in their act.


DESIRABLE ISLAND VILLAGE Spacious 2BR/2BA
top floor unit. Prime Holmes Beach location. Open floor
plan, lovely views, large screened porch, walk-in closet,
two pools, tennis court, garage parking, steps to great
beach. Priced at $119,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy sunsets from your
own roof top patio when you buy this centrally lo-
cated, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA condo with a Gulf
view. Includes pool, balconies, storage, secured
building, elevator, great location on new beach.
Priced at $229,000. Call Ed Oliveira for details.


LOTS for SALE
* HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT ... 85 x
130 ... deep water and spectacular views ...
$189,500.
* HOLMES BEACH ... mouth of the canal
with full Bayview ... $149,900.
* GULF DRIVE ... 50 X 100 one block to
beach ... single family ... $44,500.
* SUNNY SHORES ... 90 X 110 ... cleared
and near Bay and Marina ... close to beaches
... $35,000 ... call Jackie Jerome at 792-3226.


GULF VIEW TRIPLEX Recently renovated, tastefully
furnished units that offer a flexible floor plan. Large
common sundeck with great view of the Gulf. Laundry
on premises. Now operated as vacation rentals. Priced
at $255,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


LONGBOAT WATERFRONT Views of the pass and
the bay from this 1BR/1BA condo on the north tip of
Longboat Key. Short walk to prime beach. Turnkey fur-
nished, common boat dock and attractive rental oppor-
tunity. Priced at $84,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR direct
Gulf front apartment in small ten unit complex with
quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy beach
and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Offered
at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


GULFFRONTI Great views and wide sandy walking
beach enhance this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit.
Well-maintained complex with pool, covered parking,
and storage room. Excellent rental opportunity. Priced
at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
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TWO GULF FRONTS Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA apart-
ments on wide, sandy walking beach. Close to shop-
ping and restaurants. Perfect investment property or
second home. Offered at $99,900 and $105,000. Call
Dave Moynihan.


PINE BAY FOREST Outstanding 3BR/2BA end unit
with 1,650 sq. ft. Vaulted ceilings, interior atrium, fire-
place, covered parking, pool, tennis and only minutes
to the beach. Priced at $115,000. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.


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To Our Northernm Visitors...
Island Realty Group
Maureen

_Is Here!
Anna Maria Really announces
*Maureen Dowd is now associated
with their office at 9805 Gulf Drive,
-Anna Maria. Maureen has specialized in Island Prop-
erty sales and rentals for the past ten years. We invite
bld friends and new to stop in and say Hil


Just Reduced
DUPLEX 1 bedroom, 1 bath with family room on
each side. Just 1 short block to the beach. North
unit has large screen porch. Great rental.
$122,500. Call Pat Jackson 778-3301 or Ken
Jackson 778-6986.


VACATION RENTALS AVAILABLE
WEEKIMONTH/SEASON


Privately owned vacation homes range
from rustic beach cottages to luxury
bayview and Gulffront accommodations.

-., (813) 778-0426
HORIZON REALTY
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
FAX 778-1929


GULF FRONT ESTATE
Located directly on beautiful Gulf beach! Custom-built home
with unique design of three structures with three bedrooms,
3/5 baths plus Master Suite & Bath. Brand new metal roof
added. Lush tropical landscaping creates a private com-
pound. Call Marie Franklin.



MARIE 1 7 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRA LI REALTY BKER
'We ARE the Island.'
9805 ulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Mari.. FRoida 34216
1-800-8z -9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250










Key Royaie 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car garage
home with caged pool, walled courtyard and 6'
walled patio with no seawall maintenance. 3,850
sq. ft. under roof for $265,000.


Doug
Dowling
Realty
778-1222


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BAYFRONT Very private 4/5 bedrooms, 3.5
baths, formal dining, large art studio with sky-
lights, oak floors & fireplace. Two docks, moor-
ing whips, davits and a knock-out view to boot.
WATERFRONT RESTAURANT 125 seats,
rustic, nautical, bar 4-COP license, 2 docks.
$395,000.
COMMERCIAL BLDG. Historic district,
heavy traffic. Building presently used as apt.
Ground level. $175,000.
4-PLEX Across from beach, each apt. newly re-
stored, fully furnished, lic. as motel. $177,500.
SUNSET LANDING CONDO Across from
Gulf 2BR/2.5BA great view. $109,000.
WESTBAY COVE CONDO Lovely bayfront
complex. 1BR/1BA, tennis, pool. $89,500.
SUNSET TERR. CONDO Directly on the
Gulf 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished, swim-
ming pool. $164,900.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE CONDO Prime lo-
cation. Directly on beach 2BR/2BA. $172,000.
GULFRONT HOME now under construction.
2 story 3BR/2.5BA. Pick your cabinets &
floors. $395,000.
BAYFRONT HOME Perfect setting in Holmes
Beach. Looks off to the Skyway Bridge. 3BR/
2BA. Large lot with established landscaping.
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.
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 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.
MOTEL Mom and Pop operation directly on
the Gulf. A mix of studio, one bedroom and
two bedroom apts. 6 units total.
HANDY MAN SPECIAL Non-conforming 3BR/
2BA single family home near Gulf with 3 rental
apts. Priced low to allow rehab. $165,000.

Mike

Norman

Realty inc.
778-6696
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


Come ride with me!


We'll find your place in paradise.

ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
SINCE 1939


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778-2246
Office


You get the best news on the Island for FREE in
The Islander Bystander! If you want guaranteed
home delivery, call 778-7978.


DREAM HOUSE!! Beautiful two story home in
Holmes Beach. 3BR/3BA house with French
doors, Mexican tile, ceiling fans and many win-
dows for Island breezes. Two master suites with
walk-in closets. Plus office and sitting room. All
this space for only $219,000. #62151. Ask for T.
Dolly Young, 778-5427 eves.
MILLION DOLLAR VIEW FOR ONLY $198,0001
3BR/2BA home with fabulous and unobstructed
view of Palma Sola Bay. Large screened garden
to enjoy plus boat dock with easy access to
Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy the view from all
rooms. Great view and location! #62167. Ask for
Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758 eves.
BEAUTIFUL LAKEVIEW!! Second floor 2BR/2BA
unit that overlooks lake. Would make great rental
or first home. Close to shopping, banks, restau-
rants and bus lines. Has a community pool and
very low maintenance fee. Only $39,9000.
#62078. Ask for Bruce Skorupa 795-0303 eves.


MARTINIQUE ... 3BR/3BA
GULF views Owner financing! l
$209,000.
WESTBAY COVE ... 1BR/1BA
pool veiw. Only $89,900.
MOTEL- 6 units CB, Holmes
Beach, central H/A. Excellent
ROI. $430,000.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT ;
- Seats 85+ beer/wine plus
apartment. R.E. only $520,000. T. Dolly Young
Also WEST BRADENTON REALTOR/IMS
restaurant seats 150, all Multi-Million Sales
equipment and furnishings, 778-5427
very successful! 4 COP
license. $350,000.
600' TO BEACH 3BR/3BA, bright, charming. 350'
covered deck, tile, French doors. $219,000.
BAYFRONT ESTATE One acre, boat basin, 300'
seawall. Quality 2,600 sf home with 3BR/3BA, fireplace,
lush grounds, citrus included, guest quarters. $495,000.


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


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Anna Maria
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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Barnes 778-6407.
1995 SPRING SHOW and Sale. Wearable bead art.
Gemstone beads, pearls, amber. 7-10 Sat., Feb. 25.
Apache Springs 794-0303.
BLUE PLAID SOFA & loveseat, both pieces $60. In
good shape. 778-7687.
MOVING, MUST SELL. Basset chest of drawers, triple
dresser with mirror. Also Lazy Boy chair and Singer
sewing machine, telephone. 778-3290.
CHAIRS 2 red leather $35 ea, 2 loveseats white $40
ea, black coffee table $20, 2 end tables $15 ea, nice
couch 76" long striped cushions/pillows $60. 778-4526.
QUEEN SIZE FUTON $135. Full size Futon $120.
Bunk beds with one like new mattress $150. 2 dress-
ers $65. Fold away table $30. 778-1857.
40" ROUND HEAVY marble coffee table, 2 lightweight
rollaway beds w/mattress, Amana Radar Range, 6"
belt sander w/stand. 778-7070.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.



FLEA MARKET-Anna Maria Island Privateer's Thieves
Markets, March 11, 8-3. New location at Crabby Bill's,
Marina & Gulf Dr. Rent a space $10. 778-5934.

ANNUAL STREET SALE Sat., Feb. 25.9 to 2. Pines
Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. Art & crafts, odds &
ends, homemade pies, Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, coffee
& donuts.
MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun., Feb. 25 & 26. 6804
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. Furniture, appliances,
dishes, typewriter, garden equipment & tools.
YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Feb 25 & 26. 9:00. 680
Broadway, LBK Village. Misc., toys, clothes & furniture.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 24 & 25.8 am ? 203
78th St., Holmes Bch. Stereo & exercise equipment,
great household items, linens, treasures for everyone!

"GREAT WHITE ELEPHANT sale" The Manatee River
Garden Club. Sat., Feb. 25. 8-12. Goodies for every-
one. Come and see! The Garden Center, 3120 First
Ave. W., Bradenton.

SANDPIPER PARK cratis & street sale. Sat., Feb. 25.
9-2. Lunch available. 2601 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 24 & 25. 8-5. 603
Ambassador, Key Royale. 21" stove, misc. kitchen,
household, tools, mower, paintings, shower doors.


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 7:00-8:OOPM; Thursday 10:30-
11:30AM and Saturday 9-10AM. Class canceled on
the following 3 dates only: Feb. 4, 11, & 18. For info call
Geri 779-2129. Also personal fitness training, lectures/
workshops on fitness topics, reasonable rates.

STOP THE HIGH BRIDGE! Your dollar counts, send
$1 or more to Save Anna Maria PO Box 906, Anna
Maria, FL 34216. Call for info 778-6824.
DONATIONS NEEDED for Anna Maria Parade of
Lights 95 float. Sealed 55 gal. plastic drums, 2x6's,
2x4's & Christmas Lights. 778-9148.


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.
SUBSCRIBE to "the best news" on Anna Maria Island.
Over 900 out-of-town "Island Lovers" already do! We'll
mail you all the news about Anna Maria including June
Alder's historic column, real estate transactions, weather
and tides and much, much more!


BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home
with constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.


1985 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 dr, 1988 Chev. Ca-
price 4 dr. Choice $3,995. Full details 778-1938, can
be seen at Gulfwatch Condo.
1985 DATSUN 330Z. Beautiful condition inside & out.
Five speed over-drive, silver with neutral interior, A/C,
CD player, loaded. $4,200. 778-6979.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
IF YOU HAVE A BOAT but still have trouble catching
fish, you need to call me. Third-generation Florida fish-
ing guide for hire. U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Versa-
tile and capable of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande,
marlin and dolphin in the Florida Keys or offshore grou-
per and snapper. Have good numbers for offshore
reefs and barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1524.
TRADE OR SALE for Water front property. 42' coastal
Cruiser, twin 454 HP. Full electronics, sleeps 6, shal-
low draft. 778-0142.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full time cash-
ier positions. Pick up applications at Crowder Bros.
Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
MAID WANTED Would you like to make some extra
money occasionally filling in for our maid? Call Mrs.
T.H. Cole 779-1213 for particulars.
HELP WANTED Lawn Service, 778-1348.
WAITRESS/DISHWASHER Tip of the Island. Part-
time. 778-3909.
HELP WANTED IMMEDIATELY Kitchen staff. Rotten
Ralph's, 902 S. Bay Blvd. 778-3953.
PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER needed. Apply in person
or call Rod & Reel Motel, 778-2780, ask for Janet.
CHILD CARE in my home 2 evenings per week. Addi-
tional evenings on flexible basis. 3 to 6pm. Mature
energetic. Must love children & have excellent refer-
ences. Prefer senior or college student/driver. $5 hr.
778-3171.
COSMETOLOGIST WANTED for busy salon. Full-
time. Call 778-6023, take over clientele.
HELP! Night-time, full-time, bus help. Ivo's Fine Dining
on LBK. 383-8898.
HOUSEKEEPER needed for beachfront motel. Part-time
15-20 hours per week, permanent position, start imme-
diately. Apply Mon.-Fri. 10-2. Sand & Sea. 778-2231.
TOUR GUIDES needed to show beachfront property
on Anna Maria Island. Real estate & non-real estate
accepted. Call Carole Geham 778-7700.


VACATION COUNSELOR/RESERVATIONIST need-
ed for inbound "800 response center" to handle na-
tional advertising campaign for beach resort calls. No
sales. Salaried positions. Excellent working conditions.
Professional office. Call 778-7700, ask for Carol B.

HAPPY PEOPLE NEEDED for a happy place. Part-
time or full-time, all positions. Age no problem if walk-
ing and able to work. Apply in person, Cafe On The
Beach. 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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



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 YOU! Shopping, medical appts., air-
ports, cruise ports, golf course. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Island
references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alterations. No
smoke environment. 778-4680.

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

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.

INCOME TAX SERVICE and accounting. 25 years ex-
perience. Your neighborhood representative Pat
Kenney; Kenney Tax Service; phone 778-6024.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places avail-
able Mon. Thru Fri. 7-6. Ages 2-12. Qualified teachers
in preschool environment. 778-2967.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
SERVICES CONTINUE ON THE NEXT PAGE ...

Trying to find out how to get
there from here?
Want to find that perfect,
special restaurant
on the Island?
Looking for a great deal on
some used wheels?
Be sure to get
the latest copy of
The Islander Bystander,
available every Wednesday
on Anna Maria Island.


ISLANDER


Campaign Forum


Wednesday March 1 7 p.m.
Candidates for Holmes Beach City Commission will present their platform to
the public and answer questions directed by the editorial board of the
newspaper and Holmes Beach voters. This is an excellent opportunity to
meet candidates in person prior to the March 14 election. Doors open at 7
p.m. for mingling and the forum will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by The Islander Bystander. Reservations are not required.
Location: Anna Maria Fire District Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


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Sd's Commercial Residential Free Estimrnate.
San Is Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lavn Hauling*R By the cut orby the month.
SService .14 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77 345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
ANDSATISIFACTION

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353




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SBOBBYIKRONENBERG
CORTEZ CONCRETE A MASONRY
Cement Slabs
Block & Bridck Stucco
745-3905 Stone Flower Boxes Welkng
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Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
LOCK & SECURITY Deffenbaugh
LOCKED OUT? "Professional Excellence"
HOME AUTO
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL J INTERIOR
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS & EXTERIOR
Installed Rekeyed Repaired RESIDENTIAL
Bonded Licensed Insured &
Serving Anna MarI. Longboat COMMERCIAL
Key, Cortez, West Brodenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE We repolr popcorn callings.
RADIO DISPATCHED repr popcorn cengs.
SPECIALY KEYS Seng the Islands Since 1969.
LUGGAGE REPAIRS Ucensed and Insured
778-5594 778-5594 778-3468



State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


SABAL I PALM
CARPENTRY

A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
CUSTOM FENCES
DECKS SIDING
FASCIA SOFFITS
DOORS WINDOWS
ODD JOBS
Fully Insured Reasonable Ratcs
778-7603
Rick Least
32-Tear Island Resident


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Painting
Private
& Commercial
* Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


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CHILD CARE Any hours. Before & after school pro-
gram, too. Fun, safe environment. Snacks and meals
provided. Local references. Come by and meet us! Call
Lisa 778-6438.

CUSTOM COMMUNICATIONS: cable & telephone
hookups, new & used computers, upgrades & repairs,
shareware, basic training, on-site service. For $25 we'll
come to your home or office anywhere on the Island.
Call Dave at 730-1608 or 778-6407.


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 references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody, sham-
poo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm & hall, $34.95.
11 year in the business. No hidden prices. 794-1278.
CAPTAIN STEAMER Keep your carpet in ship shape
with the captain and his crew ... The Captain does not
use portables. 792-2888.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
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 crafts-
man. 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 painting.
20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island references.
779-2129.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.

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

SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, formica & ceramic tile,
carpentry & painting. Full line of home repairs & main-
tenance, low prices. 778-0410.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
Beauregard 387-8066.
LOCAL HANDYMAN, can take care of your screen re-
pairs, plus window cleaning, small paint jobs and yard
work. Thorough & careful with ref. Peter, 778-8436.
GB PAINTING & HANDYWORK European style paint-
ing, interior & exterior. 778-1857.


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. (cor-
ner of Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue.) No pets, no
smokers. Close to Laundromat. $1,100 per month, in-
cludes utilities and taxes. 778-1576.
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Holmes Beach Professional
Building. $200 per month and up. Call Mike Norman
Realty. 778-6696.
Buy it, sell it or rent it. It's all in the Islander Bystander.


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.
SEASONAL: gulf front bargain, charming old Florida
beach house 2BR/1 BA for $450/wk or $1,400/mo. 1 BR/
1 BA for $300/wk or $900/mo. G.B. Realty 778-7244.
RETAIL OR PROFESSIONAL Charming historic
beach house, completely renovated, high visibility loca-
tion. 850 sq. ft., long or short-term. Call Robin at Gulf-
Bay Realty of Anna Maria 778-7244.

JAN, FEB or MARCH '96 Seasonal or month. North
Shore Dr., Gulf/Bayfront. Negotiable, 2BR/2BA, large
enclosed porch. 778-0340.

Pick your spot for next year now right here from ad-
vertising in The Islander Bystander.


SBruce D. Leckey, CPA

n \Income Tax
\ df-9 and accounting services

747-2961
422 26th St W., Bradenton, FL 34205 (NW Comer of 26th SL & Manatee Ave.)

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GULF FRONT EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA. Furnished
residence at 102 77th St. with spectacular views. Avail-
able April 95 and June-Sept 95. Call Dave Moynihan
Realtor 778-2246 or evenings 778-7976.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2/2 Perico Bay with breathtaking
view avail/Feb. 15. 1st, last & security $850/mo. Sea-
sonal rentals, many choice rentals available for Feb.,
March & April. Contact Debbie Thrasher Prudential
Florida Realty 778-2055 or 778-3395.
ANNA MARIA Gulf front apt. Lovely, furnished, 2BR/
1BA, enclosed porch, deck, garage, microwave, laun-
dry, no pets. weekly. 778-3143.
WANTED Annual rental that allows pets. Excellent pet
references. Active Island resident looking for long term
home. Will clean-up, paint-up or fix-up. 758-0104.
CLOSE TO BEACH, clean 1BR/1BA. Non-smoking
mature person. $425/mo. 1st, last, 1/2 security. 778-
6511 after 6:00.
WHITE HOUSE VACATION apts. Book now for 1996 at
1995 rates. Some availability left for March & April 95.
112 8th St. S., Bradenton Beach. 778-5131.
WANTED In exchange for rent will house-sit. Respon-
sible adult, non-smoker with references. 779-1217.
ANNUAL RENTAL Available March. 3BR/2BA & spa-
cious living room & lanai. Unfurnished. $850/mo plus
utilities. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
GULF FRONT CONDO annual 2BR/2BA. $750/mo. No
pets, large pool, quiet, private beach, unfurnished. 778-
7323.
LARGE FLORIDA room, Gulf view. 2BR/1.5BA, central
heat & air. W/D, dishwasher, protected parking. Just Avail-
able March 13-31. $400/wk. 2213 Gulf Dr. N. 778-5959.
MARCH GULF FRONT cancellation special. North
Shore Dr. beach house, immaculate, 3BR/2BA with
sunset views from very room. Step off patio to best
beach on island. $2,800 plus tax and deposit. 778-3171.
FURNISHED STUDIO CONDO available 10/1/95.
Gulfront heated pool, cable, washer/dryer, tile. Available
week, month, season. Reserve now for 96.813-792-2888.
ANNUAL unfurnished 2BR/1 BA apt. Berber carpet &
peek of Gulf. $650/mo. Owner pays water & garbage.
-Call Gulf Bay Realty. 778-7244.
SIMPLY CHARMING North Anna Maria. 3BR/2BA
homey cottage. Available Dec. 1995. Seasonal rental.
Drive by oo8jonad than_746-280 for appointment.
HOLMES BEACH May thru Sept. Furnished 2BR/
1.5BA, large fenced yard with Gazebo close to beach
and shopping. $650/mo plus utilities. 778-1608.
WANTED 2BR/2BA, W/D, reasonable. Three months,
Jan.-March 96. Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. 778-
7423.


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.
BEST BUY on the water! Extraordinary views of Egmont
and Passage Keys. Owner financing available. Call
Paul Collins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT & SPARKLING. North Beach
Village, 3BR/2BA townhouse. Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
Realty of Anna Maria. 778-7244.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
Don't forget to subscribe to THE ISLAND NEWSPAPER
... The Islander Bystander before you head back north
... if you're just visiting paradise! Use the form on pg.7.


MOBILE HOME, Palma Sola Shores, owned land,
lovely furnishings, 2BR/2BA. $68,000. Call Marilyn
Trevethan at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
LOT, DEEP WATER canalfront. 316 Tarpon, Anna
Maria. Easy bay access. Truly one of the best remain-
ing on Island. $145,000. Owner 1-317-825-2217.
PRIVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or income property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4898.
BY OWNER: Luxury townhouse on Anna Maria Island.
Lots of open space, 5/3, cathedral ceilings, wet bar,
private deck, heated pool, tennis court, steps to the
beach. 2,100 a/c square foot. Priced to sell. Going out
of country. Call: 778-7377.
BY OWNER, 3BR/2BA canalfront home. 1800 sq. ft. on
large lot. 175 ft of seawall on sailboat water with easy
access to Tampa Bay and walking distance to beauti-
ful beach. Owner financing with 25% down. $220,000
firm. Call 778-7337.
CONDO, ATTRACTIVE 1BR/1BA overlooking Bay, 150
yds to Gulf beach, pool, best bargain on island.
$61,500. 778-0776, eves & wkends.

OPEN SAT & SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach condo.
New carpet, paint, wallpaper, verticals. Available imme-
diately. $72,900. To see anytime 798-3981.

75' WIDE TRIPLEX LOT. Gulf & Bay view, 250' to
beach. Owner financing if qualified. 778-9555.
TIMESHARE on Holmes Beach; Resort 66. 1BR/1BA,
sleeps 4, poolside, must sell. $1,900. 813-923-8548.

SHELL POINT CONDO, 2BR/2BA, laundry/utility room,
covered parking, tennis, putting green, club house,
pool, mint condition. $95,000. 813-866-8380.

PERICO BAY CLUB IS LARGER
Perico Bay Club is more intimate. Perico Bay Club is
more expensive. Perico Bay Club offers greater value.
Only $105,000 for a contemporary 2BR/2BA, 2-car
garage villa. 1825 sq. ft., all amenities. Owner relocat-
ing. New developer ready to enlarge complex. Prices
will go up. Call immediately 795-4800.
LIVE YOUR ISLAND dream at beautiful North Beach
Village. 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car garage, large unit. All appli-
ances, fans & more. Heated pool, short walk to beach.
Low condo fee. $170,000 (sunshine & balmy breezes
free!) Owner, 6250 Holmes Blvd, #27. 778-6083.
GULF FRONT BEACH house 3BR/2BA, new roof, new
3-ton A/C, 12 x 28 deck, two car garage, plus 2 extra
rooms down stairs, lot size 50 x 110, with great gulf
water views. $395,000, 1-813-225-1500.
ISLAND 4 PLEX steps to the beach. Excellent rental.
$225,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at RE/MAX Gulfstream
Realty to view. 778-7777
OWNER WILL FINANCE bayfront Anna Maria home,
fabulous views. $350,000. Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX
Gulfstream Realty. 778-7777.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. Feb. 26.1-4. 1230 Spoonbill Land-
ings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin
& Assoc. 383-9501.
DUPLEX LOT ... all ready for you to build up to a 3500
sq. ft. home or duplex with gulf and bay views. $50,000.
Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
ZWEI-FAMILIENHAUS (duplex) 2406 Quandratfuss,
Zwei Minuten Gehwegzum Strand. Grosse Terrasse
und grosse raeume. $136,000. Wiebke Bentley RE/
MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
TRADE OR SALE for water front property. 42' Coastal
Cruiser, twin 454 HP, full electronics. Sleeps 6, shallow
draft. 778-0142.


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