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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ET


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Turtle Watch may abandon program this year


The future of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch's
program to help save hatchling loggerhead sea turtles is
in doubt or at least there are questions as to exactly how
the Turtle Watch will pursue that task this year.
Notified by the state's Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) that the Turtle Watch will no
longerbe allowed to move.turtle eggs from natural
nests to protected hatcheries, Turtle Watch Director
Chuck Shumard says his group of volunteers might just
pull out of the program.
"I can't agree to the conditions of the DEP permit
right now," Shumard told about 30 of the Turtle Watch's
faithful who gathered at Anna Maria City Hall on Feb. 23.
"They want us to do away with the hatcheries."
Shumard says the hatcheries "are the success of our


Holmes Beach

does not qualify

for state grant
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After performing extensive surveys, a consulting
firm concluded that the City of Holmes Beach does not
have a project for the Florida Small Cites Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG).
The council hoped to apply for $500,000 in state
grant funds for neighborhood revitalization and had
selected Clark, Roumelis and Associates to write the
,grant and administer the funds. However, Robert
Johnson, the firm's director of administration, told
council members last week that the city has no quali-
fying neighborhood.
"We surveyed all the areas and none of them
qualify based on low income requirements," explained
Johnson. "The biggest problem is the housing units in
those areas that have low income are adjacent to more
affluent homes."
Johnson said he found one area along Avenue B in
the south part of the city in which 75 percent of the
homes qualified, but the problem was that most of the
homes were already being served by the county's wa-
ter and sewer department.
"Right now, we would not recommend you apply,"
advised Johnson. "You may only have a $30,000 to
$40,000 project and with the level of headaches we
wouldn't recommend getting involved for anything
under $200,000 or $300,000."
Johnson said the firm would return to the council
in April with other state and federal grant options to
address the city's drainage problem, focus of the
hoped-for funds from the CDBG grant.
Two potential grants under the CDBG program,
said Johnson, would be housing rehabilitation and a
facility for handicapped and elderly.
"During our survey, we looked at owner-occupied


They want us to do away with
the hatcheries. Hatcheries are
the success of our program, a
because we have control over 7
those turtles.
Chuck Shumard, Turtle Watch Director
program, because we have control over those turtles."
Shumard says that among other reasons DEP cites for
no longer allowing the use of hatcheries is that the Turtle
Watch uses probes to find nests, and in the process breaks
some eggs which could destroy the whole nest.
"If we break an egg and sometimes, unfortu-
nately, we do when we dig up that nest we take that


versus rental property," noted Johnson. "The majority
of lower income residences are rental. Under the hous-
ing rehabilitation, if you do rental property, the owner
must maintain those rents be affordable for five to
seven years."
He said for the neighborhood to qualify for con-
struction of a facility to serve the elderly and handi-
capped, there must be a minimum of 56 individuals to
support the facility.


Tell your commission what

to do: Island 'matriarch'


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Claiming the privileges of "something of a matri-
arch for the Island," Ellen Marshall let Anna Maria
Commissioners and citizens know what they should be
doing.
Speaking off the cuff at the swearing-in of a new
mayor and three new commissioners, Ms. Marshall
said everyone in the city should meet with their com-
missioners and tell them what to do. And citizens and
politicians should stop trashing office-holders so more
good people would be encouraged to run for office
without danger of being trashed in their turn.
She's been on the Island since 1949, she said, and
has been active in community affairs all the way, in-


cluding politics and elections.
She served on Mark Ratliff's campaign committee,
claims some expertise as publisher of the Island's first
newspaper and sees "absolutely no conflict" of interest
in Ratliff's position on the staff of The Islander By-
stander and his new office as city commissioner.
She served on Dorothy McChesney's committee
too, she told an applauding sea of "Dottie for Mayor"
T-shirts in the large audience at city hall.
Both President Clinton and Speaker Newt Gingrich
have made important covenants with the American
people, she said, and the mayor's covenant with Anna
Maria will be "sunshine or fresh air she is open to
all kinds of ideas and suggestions, and I hope you will
take them to her."


broken egg, put it way, and clean up the others,"
Shumard says.
Shumard says that about 90 percent of the eggs laid
on the Island end up hatching, which is a success rate
he considers is pretty good. He is concerned that DEP's
required program will not be nearly as effective.
"What they want us to do is leave the nests and put
up signs where the nests are," Shumard says. "And the
people aren't going to bother them?"
With his volunteers nodding agreement, Shumard
went on to explain a key point of DEP's hands-off policy.
"We record the information about the nests just
like we did before," Shumard says. "Then we can't go
PLEASE SEE TURTLES, PAGE 2


Holmes Beach candidates
forum Wed., March 1 at
the Fire Station 1,
6001 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, starting at
7 p.m., sponsored by
The Islander Bystander








SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Candidate profiles ................................. ...... 4
O pinions ..................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ............................ .... 7
Stir-it-up .................................................... 19
Flavors of the Island.................................. 20
School daze .............................................. 23
Streetlife .................................................... 24
Anna Maria tides ....................................... 27
Real estate ..... ...................... ......... 28
Crossword puzzle...................................... 29


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


STATE


MARCH 2, 1995






in PAGE 2 0 MARCH 2, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach considers donation to SAM legal fund


By Pat Copeland Save Anna Maria (SAM) legal fund to fight the pro-
Islander Reporter posed 65-foot-high fixed-span bridge at Manatee Av-
At its March 7 meeting, the Holmes Beach City enue.
Council will consider a request to donate $1,000 to the Two council members expressed uneasiness with


... and Anna Maria balks at financial

contribution to fight mega-bridge


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
To SAM or not to SAM, that was the $1,000 ques-
tion which put the Anna Maria Commission into heated
argument and ultimately indecision.
Threat of a lawsuit dampened early enthusiasm that
greeted the proposal by Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie
Pierola, relayed by new Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy
McChesney.
The request was for a $1,000 donation to Save Anna
Maria, the organization formed to fight high-rise bridging
to the Island. Melody Kramer of SAM said $30,000 would
be needed to pay lawyers to fight the state's proposal to
build a 65-foot-high bridge replacing the Anna Maria Is-
land drawbridge at Manatee Avenue.
That sum will carry the legal battle through a state
administrative hearing March 29-31, she said.
Bradenton Beach already has committed $1,000.
"Is it legal to use city funds for private endeavor?"
Anna Maria resident Steve Beck asked from the floor.
He put the city on notice that "if you pursue this, I will


sue the city to stop it."
Commissioners George McKay and Douglas
Wolfe said it is essential the city make sure of its legal
position before committing public funds.
Citizen Bill Worth reminded the commission that
it had already passed a resolution against the high
bridge and "some small money should be available to
back it up.
"Any decision shouldn't be limited by threats of
legal action," he said. "The city shouldn't be cowering
in fear of a lawsuit."
Beck asserted, "The issue is merely whether you
can commit public funds to a private endeavor."
Ms. Kramer asked, "Does that mean the city can't
give to the Historical Society or the theater or anything
in the Island?
Mayor McChesney said she thought it would be
best for individuals to give a few dollars each privately,
but she would get an opinion on the legal ramifications
of the city helping out financially. Until that is in hand,
she said, the whole thing is tabled.


the request made by Councilwoman Billie Martini at
last week's work session. She said the donation would
help support "what our citizens have said" in opposing
the span.
"I represent the citizens who want the bridge,"
noted Councilwoman Pat Geyer. "They would be up in
arms if taxpayers' money was used to fight the bridge."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said her constitu-
ents would be against the city giving money to the
fund.
"As a taxpayer, I'm opposed," added resident Don
Howard.
Any donation would require a budget amendment,
said Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard, and
two public hearings. However, she said she would be
in favor of the request.
After some discussion, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
stressed, "The council should bring this up as an
agenda item with public notice. To amend the budget
is an expensive process."
To date, SAM has spent $8,800 on its attorney and
anticipates an additional $20,000 to $30,000 in ex-
penses.
The City of Bradenton Beach recently donated
$1,000 to the fund.


Please see

Editorial, page 6


Turtle turmoil pits Island watch against DEP

TURTLES, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


around that nest until 72 hours after a nest has hatched."
In seasons past, nests in hatcheries were checked
at least once a day for signs of hatching. If a nest had
"fallen," that is, there was a depression in the ground
indicating that the eggs were hatching, Turtle Watch
members would carefully dig the baby turtles out of
the sand, then release them into the gulf just after
dark that same night.
Although DEP recognizes the Turtle Watch's good
intentions, the state regulatory agency contends that
what seemed like a good idea at the time has actually
been hurting turtle populations in the long run.
"They say when you have them in a hatchery and
you handle them they don't know how to dive under
the waves," Shumard explained DEP's rationale.
Shumard says he asked DEP officials if they have
statistics to prove their statements and he was told they
do not.
"I have the feeling the turtles do great in getting out
into the water," Shumard says. "I told DEP it's my
word against theirs, and I've been there.

What the Turtle

Watch did last year
Here are the hatch rate figures for the 1994
nesting season on Anna Maria Island for sea
turtles:
Total eggs laid: 13,074.
Eggs hatched: 12,145.
Percentage of eggs laid that hatched: 93
percent.
By comparison, here's how the numbers
added up in 1993:
Total eggs laid: 16,651.
Eggs hatched: 14,791.
Percentage of eggs laid that hatched: 89
percent.
Turlte Watch Director Chuck Shumard
doesn't think it's appropriate to compare 1994
with 1993, explaining that Longboat Key's 1993
beach renourishment project drove some mother
turtles north to the Island.
"So I like to compare 1994 with 1992, which
was before the Longboat Key beach
renourishment," Shumard says.
The tally for 1992 was:
Total eggs laid: 11,311.
Eggs hatched: 7,668.
Percentage of eggs laid that hatched: 68
percent.


Turtle watch volunteers last July released the tiny hatchlings into the sand. Islander Photo.


"Their arguments are weak," Shumard asserts.
"That bothers me."
An official from DEP was supposed to attend last
week's meeting, but was unable to due to other engage-
ments. Shumard says he expects a visit from a DEP
officer sometime this week and he will show him some
of the hazards baby turtles face on the Island haz-
ards Shumard says can be better braved with a little
help from concerned humans.
Among those factors are the renourished beaches
and problems with lighting.
"The turtles can't even dig into the renourished
beaches," Shumard says. "I'll bet it's four more years
until it's soft enough for them to dig into."
Shumard says that DEP has denied there are ma-
jor problems with light on the Island, but Shumard
is stalwart in his belief that residential and commer-
cial lighting have posed dangers for hatchling turtles
on more than one occasion. For example, he remem-
bers when he got calls last August that nests of
turtles had hatched out near the Circle K store and
the Nautilus Condominiums in Holmes Beach and
had crawled toward the lights of those establish-
ments rather than scurrying off into the water.
"We picked up 55 off the parking lot of the Circle
K, and 75 from under the bushes at the Nautilus,"


Shumard said to the Anna Maria City Commission
last year as he lobbied that body to pass an ordinance
requiring shoreline homes and businesses to dim their
lights during turtle nesting season.
Shumard went on to tell the city hall audience last
week that he and former Turtle Watch director Ed
Callen had selected certain portions of the beach as
locations for hatcheries because they were the dark-
est beaches on the Island. That's also something DEP
took exception to, Shumard says.
"DEP said, 'You release the turtles all in the same
place,' and I said, 'No, we don't we've got three
miles of beach and we spread out every night and take
the turtles to a different spot
"I guess I was a little upset with them," Shumard
says, "but I had an argument for everything they
brought up. I think we're right, and I feel so strongly
about this I told DEP, 'If you will not allow us to have
hatcheries, I'm going to give up the program.'"
"I'd hate to give it up completely," Callen said.
"Maybe we should try it for one year under their regu-
lations."
Callen suggested that a petition be sent to DEP,
and before the group adjourned, a number of Turtle
Watch volunteers signed what they hoped would be
only the first of many signatures here on the Island.





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BOAT WOES ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Crashed ...
.. _Woody Mason of
S Bradenton Beach
.I ,.. escaped serious
injury when this 18-
foot boatflipped off
S Key Royale Monday.
The vessel, accord-
ing to Holmes Beach
Police, was seen
_traveling at speeds
of 70-80 mph when
it hit some chop in
the bay and flipped.
Mason was treated
and released at HCA
L. W. Blake Hospital.
The owner of the
boat is Fred Durr of
..-.. "...Holmes Beach.


Abandoned ...
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seawalls and docks in .
the 600 block of Key ....- ,C.,
Royale Drive last week -
and sank. The vessel,
which carried no
identification accord-
ing to Florida Marine
Patrol Ofc. Jim
Ramer, is in the "
process of being
declared abandoned.
Marine patrol officials .
said it could take
months to have the ',.- ...
boat removed. ,
Islander Photos:
Bonner Presswood -


IE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 2, 1995 0 PAGE 3 JI
Curbside

recycling begins

March 16
Curbside recycling for Holmes Beach residents
will begin March 16. Blue plastic recycling bins will
be delivered to residences the week of March 9. Each
bin will contain a sheet of instructions and information
regarding the program.

Absentee ballots for
March 14 election
available at city hall
Absentee ballots for the Holmes Beach city coun-
cil election on March 14 are available at city hall. Ab-
sentee voters must return their ballots by March 13.
City hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday.



Anna Maria City
3/6,9 a.m., Staff meeting
3/8, 9 a.m., Planning and Zoning committee on
tree regulations, organizational meeting
3/8, 5 p.m., Public meeting on
building ordinances
Bradenton Beach
3/2,7 p.m., Adjustment Board
3/8, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
3/9, 7 p.m., Council meeting

Holmes Beach
3/2, 7 p.m., Community police meeting on
Crime Stoppers
3/7, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
S3/7, 2 p.m., Planning Commission
3/8, Planning Commission work session with
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (time
to be announced)






E]D PAGE 4 N MARCH 2, 1995 a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach City Council candidate profiles


By Paul Roat
Holmes Beach voters will go to the polls March 14
to elect three council members from a field of eight
candidates.
Two incumbents, Luke Courtney and Billie Mar-
tini, are seeking re-election, and six other residents are
seeking office Lee Edwards, Mike Faarup,
Heathcliff Kryszczuk, Roger Lutz, Don Maloney and
Deborah Spence.
The following candidates responded to a request
for biographies and intentions if elected to The Islander
Bystander.

Luke Courtney
Luke Courtney was elected to the city council one
year ago, and is seeking re-election. Courtney has a
B.A. from the University of California in Los Angeles
and an MBA from
Pepperdine University. He
is a U.S. Navy veteran. He
worked in sales and sales
management for Computer
Sciences Corporation,
S' Western Union and Pitney
Bowes for 18 years.
He is vice president
and a sponsor of the Anna
Maria Island Little League,
Courtney a director of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Com-
merce, member of several committees at the Anna
Maria Elementary School, member of the Island His-
torical Society, member of the Holmes Beach Civic
Association, member of Save Anna Maria and former
chairman of the Anna Maria Island Centennial Celebra-
tion.
Courtney and his wife own and operate Haley's
Motel and Resort Complex in Holmes Beach. They
have one daughter.
Courtney said the greatest change or benefit to the
city he hoped to accomplish as an elected official
would be to "continue to work for no change in the
number of motel rooms/increased density in Holmes
Beach."

Lee Edwards
Lee Edwards is a graduate of the University of
Akron, Ohio, where he
was an accounting major.
He is a former purchasing
executive for a regional
credit card company with
500,000 customers. He is a
former vice president with
a Bradenton concrete
manufacturing company.
Edwards is involved
with a number of commu-
Edwards nity service organizations,


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including charter president of a Kiwanis Club, charter
president of the local Pop Warner Youth Football pro-
gram, treasurer of project Help and is a member of
board of directors for the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
He is a residential contractor. He is married and has
two children and four grandchildren.

J. Michael Faarup
Mike Faarup is a graduate of Southern Illinois
University, majoring in civil engineering and construc-
tion management. He
.served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. Faarup has had more
than 20 years in the con-
struction management pro-
fession and has been an in-
structor at technical colleges
in Connecticut and Illinois.
Faarup has served in
construction capacities at
the Island Players and is on
Faarup the Holmes Beach Planning
Commission and the Mana-
tee County Code Enforcement board. He is a member
of the Sahib Temple, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flo-
tilla 81 and the Moose Lodge. He is married and has
five children and two grandchildren.
If elected, Faarup said he hoped to improve "com-
munication and cooperation between the city and
county, traffic" and said he would take "a hard look at
rising property taxes."

Roger Lutz
Roger Lutz is an attorney practicing in Sarasota in
the law firm of Lutz, Webb, Partridge, Bobo and Baitty.
The firm comprises nine attorneys. Prior to beginning
the firm, Lutz was managing partner and board mem-
ber of the largest law firm in the state, Holland &
Knight, in Southwest Florida.
Lutz has served as a member of the Florida Board
of Medicine and was a board member of the Federation
of State Medical Boards of the United States. He cur-
rently is on the Holmes Beach Zoning Code Enforce-
ment Board and is a board member of the Asolo Cen-
ter of the Performing Arts.
He is married and has one daughter.
"Because of my background, experience and training,
I can help the city council function in a more businesslike
and efficient manner," Lutz said, "and I can help the city
avoid unnecessary legal costs and litigation."


Don Maloney
Don Maloney is an engineering graduate of the Uni-
versity of Delaware. He has a journalism degree and
graduated from the Sales and
Marketing Graduate School
at Syracuse University. He is
a U.S. Army veteran. He
worked for 30 years as an ex-
i ,ecutive with the Harris Cor-
Sv portion, a communications
equipment company, and re-
tired as director of marketing.
-- *. Maloney was chief executive
", ,- .-- officer of a joint venture busi-
Maloney ness in Japan, and is the au-
thor of seven books about
business in Japan. He owns a business consulting com-
pany assisting businesses to set up and execute sales and
marketing programs.
He is a volunteer at Blake Hospital, the Sarasota-
Bradenton International Airport, the Island Chamber of
Commerce and the Anna Maria Elementary School. He
is a member of the Holmes Beach Adjustment Board.
Maloney is married and has four children and eight
grandchildren.
"I intend to provide effective representation for the
residents of Holmes Beach," Maloney said, "to work to
maintain the ambiance that drew us all here and to fight
any changes that threaten to alter the quality or the
mood of our city and the Island. In short, I promise to
leave it the way we love it."

Billie Martini
Billie Martini was elected to the Holmes Beach
City Council two years ago. A 50-year resident of the
Island, Martini first moved to Bradenton Beach and has
lived in Holmes Beach for 34 years. She is a college
graduate and has worked at
the Island's first drug store,
was clerk in charge at the
Holmes Beach Post Office,
bookkeeper at the Karel
Water Co., teacher and
teacher's aide at the Anna
Maria Elementary School.
Her husband, Bob,
was a former council mem-
ber and the third mayor of
Martini Bradenton Beach. She is re-
tired and is a duplex owner.
"As the city has a very strong-mayor type govern-
ment," Martini said, "I feel we should try to ease the
burden of this office and put more responsibility in the
council's hands. If the citizens are happy with our
present zoning, then everything possible must be done
to preserve it. The fight to halt the building of high
bridges must continue until we win. The city has many
needs, but of prime importance is drainage. This must
be attended to."


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Candidates for Holmes Beach City Commission will present their platforms to the public and
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To fight or not to fight
Plenty of people in all three Island cities want to fight
the construction of a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge to
replace the existing bridge at Manatee Avenue.
A few people want the 65-foot bridge.
Mostly the "wanters" are people who want to get
to and from work unimpeded by bridge openings for
boats. Anxious people.
They-are also people who anticipate a life-threat-
ening medical emergency and fear traffic on the bridge
or a bridge opening will prevent them from making it
to mainland medical facilities for life-saving treatment
Fearful people.
Some of the bridge proponents believe it will ease
traffic problems and make life easier. Pollyannas.
Voters on Anna Maria Island have demonstrated in
the past (a straw poll three years ago showed a clear
majority opposed a 65-foot-high bridge) a strong op-
position to a Megaa bridge."
Reasons for their opposition range from safety haz-
ards in high wind situations to aesthetic values to the en-
vironmental impact of bridge construction to the mere fact
that four percent of boat traffic in this area will not be able
to pass under a 65-foot clearance, fixed-span bridge.
But what happens this month at an administrative
hearing called by Holmes Beach citizens who believe
they were not properly notified of the state Department
of Transportation's bridge plans has little to do with the
pros and cons of the bridge.
We hope the state-appointed hearing officer will
take some of the facts concerning construction of a
replacement bridge into consideration. After all, the
state Department of Environmental Protection still re-
fuses to issue permits for this bridge.
But what this hearing is really about is procedure.
Residents at Westbay Cove condominiums in
Holmes Beach were not properly notified of the plans
for the bridge or the public meetings at which the plans
were revealed.
In fact, there is a serious doubt that proper hearings
were held. A DOT questionnaire at one of the hearings
was skewed in such a way that the only possible answer
was "for" a southern aligned replacement bridge not
the question of "do you want a replacement bridge."
Even new public hearings in October 1993 did not
satisfy state-mandated rules for considering public input.
Now comes the hearing, long planned for and long
awaited by members of SAM, the organization formed
to fight the bridge. SAM raised the money and paid the
retainer for an attorney to represent the interests of the
property owners in Holmes Beach who were improp-
erly notified of DOT plans for the bridge which will,
if built, make landfall within 300 feet of them.



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All three cities passed resolutions in opposition of a
65-foot high, fixed-span bridge, yet in Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria there is quibbling over whether these cities
will contribute money to offset hearing legal expenses.
Bradenton Beach voted to contribute $1,000 to-
ward the legal fund.
We believe that even in spite of opposition, the
cities need to cough up the requested funding to stand
up for the rights of citizens of Anna Maria Island.
At one point all three cities considered sending
their legal advisors at costs far exceeding the re-
quested $1,000 donation to oversee their interests at


the administrative hearing.
We say, "Put your money where your mouth is."
Plenty of other "special interests" receive funding
from the cities without nearly so much at stake.
Are Holmes Beach and Anna Maria now intimi-
dated in their resolve to oppose a 65-foot-high bridge
by people who claim they pay "big taxes," or will they
stand up for the rights of the minority at Westbay Cove
and the majority of the Island residents?
Elected officials may need to be reminded that it's
not how much you pay in taxes that counts.
What counts is how often you vote.


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Guild thanks Island merchants
On behalf of the Ladies Guild of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church I would like to thank each and every one of our
Island merchants who donated to the success of the guild's
annual Valentine's Day Luncheon Card Party.
The guild couldn't have done it without you.
Virginia Wahl, president,
Ladies Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church

No go on money to S.A.M.
This letter was addressed to the mayor and
councilmembers of Holmes Beach Editor
It has come to my attention that the City of Holmes
Beach is considering donating funds to a private group of
citizens on Anna Maria Island. This group is organized as
the Save Anna Maria Island or S.A.M. group. These funds
will be used to assist this group in its legal battle in oppo-
sition to the proposed new bridge on Manatee Avenue,
which connects Holmes Beach to the mainland.
I have not taken a position on this matter publicly,
even though I am personally convinced that the argu-
ments in opposition to the bridge are not valid. If I were
convinced that they were valid, I would make a direct
donation to this fund.
In the meantime, I feel that the City of Holmes
Beach would be overstepping its authority to donate
my tax dollars for this purpose. Also, I question the
legality of using taxpayers' money for funding the le-
gal expenses of a private organization.
The city council will also establish a precedent for
other private organizations in the future to have the city


come to them for aid in fighting their future legal battles.
As I am sure most of you are aware that actions
such as this usually end up in extended litigation and
in most cases are similar to throwing money into a
bottomless pit. Are you prepared after getting involved
to continue to subsidize this group to the end?
I sincerely hope you will consider this carefully
before making a decision.
Thank you for your consideration and for your
contribution to the community by serving as our
elected representatives.
Hugh Holmes, Sr., Holmes Beach

Lost ring of hope
Six years ago I spent the winter on Anna Maria
Island. Around the months of January and February I
lost my engagement ring which I had received in 1956.
Every winter I make an attempt to locate it.
I am hoping The Islander Bystander might be able
to help me if my letter is printed, or maybe put it in the
lost and found column.
Mona Thompson, 3304 S. 50 E., Lafayette, Ind 47905
Editor's note: We hope the winter of 1995 will be the
year you find your ring. Please let us know if it is
found. Good luck.


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 4, Life at Fort Dade_
by June Alder


Soldiers stationed on Egmont and Mullet Keys depended on steamers like the
Mistletoe to travel to Tampa and Braidentown.

THE C.O.'S CHICKENS


Having missed out on the fighting
during the Spanish-American War, John
P. Jones resigned himself to spending
the rest of his enlistment period at Fort
Dade on Egmont Key. His unit moved
from St. Augustine to the new military
post in late 1898. At least it was close to
home his parents lived on Anna
Maria Island.
This week, continuing his account of
Army life at Fort Dade, Jones describes
an escapade that led to unexpected con-
sequences he and his buddies found
themselves banished to Fort DeSoto on
Mullet Key. Mullet Key was hard duty
for the men because it was so swampy
and mosquito-infested. The fort, named
after explorer Hernando DeSoto by the
War Department on April 4, 1900, was
a sub-post of Fort Dade. Neither fort
would ever fire on an enemy.

By John P. Jones
As soon as he got settled he decided
to give a party and got an old black
woman who lived nearby and made a
living taking in washing to cook him up
a big chicken dinner. He obtained a gal-
lon of whiskey (it was my chore to
smuggle it off the boat), and a small and
select number of friends were invited -
four, to be exact.
We drank whiskey and ate chicken
until about midnight. Then it was dis-
covered that the dinner was all eaten up.
But a fellow by the name of Scott
said he knew where he could get some
more chicken, and after a short absence
here turned with two birds which we
proceeded to kill and cook and the
party proceeded right merrily.
Next morning there was an awful
hullabaloo. Someone had stolen the
commanding officer's chickens. The
man in charge of quarters had neglected
to take check at 11 o'clock, so there was
no way of finding the culprits.
So Lieutenant Smith put on an extra
post (to guard his remaining chickens,
presumably) and banished the suspects,
of whom I was one, to Mullet Key or
Fort DeSoto on detached service. We
were to take care of the new barracks
and mortar battery there, but there was
really little to do.
Sgt. John Manning was in charge,
and he was an old crab who had orders
to give no one a pass to town.
So there we were. We fished, played
cards and fought mosquitoes for three


long months, doing penance for the
steward's party. But it was a great one
while it lasted.
Now I want to pay a tribute of
thanks and appreciation to the people


of a little
community
situated
about 10
miles away
on the banks
of the beau-
tiful Mana-
tee River -
Braidentown,
as it was
spelled up
until 1903.
It is
quite a large
city now
(1949) with
its big build-
ings, mu-


'Someone had
stolen the com-
manding officer's
chickens. The
suspects, of whom I
was one, were
banished to Fort
DeSoto on de-
tached service. We
fished, played
cards and fought
mosquitoes for
three long months,
doing penance.'


nicipal pier and yacht basin and the fin-
est trailer park in the country. But in
those days it was a pretty little place,
the streets paved with oyster shell and
the yards neatly tended. The town was
connected with Tampa by steamer,
which left that city early in the morn-
ing, touching at St. Petersburg and for
a while at Fort Dade on Egmont Key,
then chugging up the river to
Braidentown and Manatee, stopping at
Palmetto on the way back and arriving
back in Tampa about 9 p.m.
The chief vessel was the "Marga-
ret," belonging to the Plant Steamship
Line and commanded by Capt. Robert
S. Warner. The imposing and well-ap-
pointed side-wheeler carried a large
number of passengers, especially in the
winter, and quantities of vegetables in
season from this prolific section, which
is one of the garden spots of America.
There were also the Mistletoe and an
old stem-wheeler named the Terra Ceia
which plied between this section and
Tampa to help move the immense crops
grown in Manatee County. Just before
arriving at Braidentown the steamer
passed a small settlement called
Fogartyville, and a girl in a row boat used
to come out and get a bag of mail, which
interested the tourists quite a lot.

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Trafficlevacuation problems not
solved with new bridge
As Save Anna Maria members begin an intensive
campaign to raise the money we need for our legal
battle in the administrative hearing with Florida De-
partment of Transportation, this seems a good time to
restate S.A.M.'s concerns.
1. The height of the proposed mega-bridge would
be twice the height of any building on the Island except
for the Martinique condominiums in Holmes Beach.
Even that building would fit under the mega-bridge
with room to spare.
2. The mega-bridges (65 foot clearance) are closed
to traffic, especially high-profile vehicles such as vans
and ambulances, in winds of 40 to 45 m.h.
3. Anna Maria Island would require 14 to 18 hours
to evacuate. That means that the entire Island must be
evacuated before winds reach 45 mph. It is unlikely
that we would have the necessary advance warning.
And even then, who would decide to leave in winds of
30 mph.? Remember how unpredictable the paths of
hurricanes such as Gordon and Elena were! We have
survived our March storms and used our present
bridges in winds of 75 mph.
There are other problems such as serious environ-
mental impact in the form of damage to seagrasses and
the habitat of the endangered manatees, the treatment
of stormwater runoff, the destruction of scallop beds,
etc.
Some people claim that the mega-bridge would end
our traffic problems. That is patently false. In season
traffic backs up going east away from the beach -
when cars are stopped at traffic lights. It is a fact of life
- tourist areas have heavy traffic in season. No new
bridges, no new highways in our already developed
area can change that.
4. Our present bridges to the Island are safe, envi-
ronment-friendly and can be rehabilitated at a fraction
of the enormous cost of a new replacement bridge.
Please help S.A.M. members in the fight to keep these
bridges as our beautiful Island's gateways and safe-
guards.
Kay Hoey, Bradenton Beach


Let Save Anna Maria fight its
own bridge battle
At the Feb. 21 work session of the Holmes Beach
City Council a citizen suggested that council make a
contribution to Save Anna Maria toward legal expenses
relevant to the S.A.M.'s continuing battle against the
Florida Department of Transportation. The amount
proposed was from $1,000 to $2,000.
Just two weeks ago, the council and mayor were
embroiled in conflict relevant to the "high" legal fees
the city has incurred. I hope the council remembers this
and declines any request for money to S.A.M.
When the "trolley" project was proposed to the
city, they rightly declined to commit to funding the
endeavor. I was adamantly opposed to the city contrib-
uting in any way.
On the other hand, when the Chamber of Com-
merce undertook the project, I was almost first in line
to reserve advertising space. The trolley is a tremen-
dous advantage to the business factor of our city and
should be supported by business not taxpayers' (prop-
erty owners') money.
I use this analogy to make my point about my op-
position to donations to S.A.M. S.A.M.'s legal fees are
its business. Their fight is not a city fight.
I even question the liability the city may incur if
anyone should sue S.A.M. as a result of legal action
taken and paid for by S.A.M. and its contributors.
T. Dolly Young, Holmes Beach
Tallahassee ruining turtle
program that works
I am writing this as a concerned member of the
Anna Maria Turtle Watch group.
We were informed at an emergency meeting about
the change the Department of Environmental Protec-
tion wants to make to the permit issued to the group's
leader Chuck Shumard. I understand that the Turtle
Watch is not going to be allowed to use its hatcheries.
The Turtle Watch has had a 90 percent success rate
- 90 percent of our baby turtles not only hatch but
make it into the water. The example the Tallahassee big
shots used was Longboat Key which claims an 80 per-


cent success rate.
My questions for Tallahassee are:
1. How many turtles make it into the water?
2. How many nests were destroyed by visitors,
animals or weather?
3. How could anyone count the number of eggs
hatched if they don't know how many were there to
start with?
I think a study of the whole Island should be used.
I think if DEP wants to see the success of the turtle
program they should at least come to our meetings and
attend one release. How can they make such a big de-
cision without all the facts?
I have a degree in environmental conservation and
I know one small area of study is not representative of
the whole area there are other factors to consider.
I agree we should have some nests left where they
are laid, but some we just can't leave out in the open.
Last year we found a nest that was barely covered with
sand. If we had left it, not only human visitors but lo-
cal "he coons" would have destroyed it.
The sea turtles are not very far from the endangered
species list. Why should anyone mess around with a
program that works?
I think more study needs to be done before we give
up completely. If anyone feels like I do please write to
Senator McKay, or send me your letters and I'll see he gets
them as well as our new mayor of Anna Maria City.
Sheila Hurst, P.O. Box 224, Anna Maria City

Taming beaches is futile
A recent "Outdoor Perspectives" column mentioned
an important spokesman for beaches, Orrin Pilkey, Jr.
Mr. Pilkey hopes to foster a revolution in coastal
engineering. A part of this revolution will hopefully
recognize the fact that we cannot built too close to
the beach.
He says that our coastlines can't be tamed and fi-
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other types of stabilizing structures disrupt the natural
way that beaches retreat when responding to storms and
a rise in sea level.
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Jackie's Beach Service of Bradenton received the final decision later this month. Kissick told planners that no equipment rental is permit-
blessing of the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning City council members last year agonized over what ted on the public portion of the beach in the city. Build-
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paddle boats and other beach paraphernalia on the beach Bradenton Beach. A law was adopted late last year that mitted to operate at the Via Roma landward of the beach.
at the Via Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive. allowed the rental of cabanas, sailboats and Jet-skis. Concerns were raised about the advisibility of hav-
Planners unanimously endorsed the special excep- Final approval of the beach concessions rests with city ing a chase boat ready to assist wayward sailors rent-
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By Pat Copeland
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Dino Villani, chief of the Manatee County EMS
(emergency medical service), is unhappy about recent
statements made by Anna Maria Fire District (AMFD)
Chief Andy Price about EMS service to the Island.
"I want to calm the people," stressed Villani. "The
chief is making assumptions that may have misled the
residents of the Island as to what our future plans are."
In last week's article in The Islander Bystander,
Price said the district foresees problems with the cost
and the staffing of the county system in the future. He
said some members of the district feel they can pro-
vide quicker and better service than the county.
"All our plans are to improve service," said
Villani. "By changing our staffing pattern, we hope to
increase our efficiency."
The county's new system is called peak load staff-
ing, said Villani, a concept based on supply and de-
mand in which more ambulances will be on the road
during peak times.
"It doesn't mean we'll pull the Island unit off to
run calls," he said. "The only time the ambulance is
not on the Island is when it is transporting patients,
and then the Island is covered by a backup ambu-
lance.'
Villani said 80 percent of the Island's calls are
handled by the unit housed at fire station 1 in Holmes
Beach, 13 percent are handled by the backup ambu-
lance and 14 percent are handled by other units.
EMS response time is four minutes with the Island
unit and six minutes with the backup unit, he said.
"We provide ALS (advanced life support) care for


80 percent of our calls within seven minutes," noted
Villani. "The state standard is 80 percent within eight
minutes. Out of 853 calls in one year, we transported
460 people off the Island and in 383 of those calls, we
were standby for the AMFD."
Villani said the per capital cost to fund the county
EMS service is $10.50 per year. The total cost of the
service is $4.8 million of which $2.3 to $2.5 million is
met with user fees (fees patients are charged for ambu-
lance transportation).
The cost includes 12 ambulances manned around
the clock, personnel and training and medical equip-
ment. There are 81 field personnel and a total of ap-
proximately 100 personnel.
"We are licensed by the state under HRS (Health
and Rehabilitative Service) as the EMS provider in the
county," explained Villani. "That's the only way the
service can function. The fire district would have to get
a Certificate of Public Need and Necessity by first
showing a need to provide the service."
The cost of the service would also be high, he said.
An unequipped ambulance is $70,000 to $80,000,
which doesn't include personnel, training, medications,
medical equipment, etc.
"We're not in it to make money but to provide a
public service," he said. "We have to be able to meet
the demands of the future with what we have."
The county's EMS service is nationally recognized
and in 1990 and 1992 received second place as Para-
medics of the Year from the National Association of
EMTs (emergency medical technicians). In 1991, the
county service was named Florida EMS Provider of the
Year by the state department of HRS.


Attorney search begins in Anna Maria


The city of Anna Maria may be in the market for
a new city attorney.
At the city commission's work session, Mayor Dor-
othy McChesney said she feels that legal fees have been
going up almost every year but the service has not.
Tom Turner, Planning and Zoning Board chair-
man and a veteran at dealing with lawyers, said he re-
membered when the city first retained its present le-
gal representation, the Bradenton firm Daniel,
Harrison, Woodward and Hendrickson. At that time,
he said, Bob Hendrickson did the city's legal work,
but subsequently it was assigned to a younger attor-
ney in the firm.
A partner's fee rate is considerably higher than
that of a less elevated lawyer, he said, and the city
should consider that aspect. "You should get a com-
mitment from any new firm as to who will represent
the city at what rate."


Mayor McChesney said she would like to have a
small committee of citizens check out a number of law
firms as possible replacements. Commissioner Mark
Ratliff suggested advertising for firms and collecting
some resumes.
Get together with the Hendrickson firm, advised
Commissioner George McKay, tell them what's both-
ering the city, let them respond "and go from there."
The mayor decided she and City Clerk Peggy
Nelson, who handles much of the city's business with
lawyers, will "sit down with them and give them a
chance to make us happy.
"With a long coastline, canals and other unique
considerations, the environmental issues are different
on an island than the mainland," she said. "To protect
our way of life we must look at the firm best suited to
the needs of our city."
No date was set for the get-together.


Third bridge study delayed to May


The study to determine feasibility of another
bridge across Sarasota Bay will be delayed at least one
month due to legal problems.
Mitchell Palmer, senior assistant Manatee County
attorney, raised concerns over the contract between the
Florida Department of Transportation and the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organizations that re-
leases $300,000 to conduct the planning study.
His concerns, which were overruled by MPO
members Monday, stalled for 30 days the signing of
the contract and the advertising for a contractor to
conduct a study of where, and if, a new bridge should
be sited in Sarasota Bay between the Cortez Bridge
near Bradenton and the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota.
MPO Planner Bob Herrington told The Islander
Bystander the study, which will involve as many as
100 people, will probably take place in May.
Palmer said he had problems with the standard
contract language "boilerplate" that is included
in all DOT contracts. "Remarks regarding this docu-
ment being a 'standard format' for all MPOs and hav-
ing been previously approved by the Sarasota-Mana-
tee MPO are not persuasive," Palmer said in a memo
to the MPO members. "'The old way' is not always
the 'best way.'"
Palmer questioned the language in the contract
that allowed the DOT to back out of paying for the
study and force the MPO to fully fund the project. He


also questioned what he called a "stray page" that was
not referenced in the contract.
DOT officials said the concerns were groundless
but, nevertheless, agreed that Palmer should work with
DOT attorneys in Tallahassee to iron out the boilerplate
language statewide for future contracts.
Approval of the contract allows the study, called a
charrette by transportation planners, to proceed. The
charrette was formally approved by the MPO in Janu-
ary. Cost of the charrette is budgeted for $50,000, al-
though $300,000 has been set aside by the DOT for a
preliminary study of the proposed bridge if the
charrette results are favorable.
The charrette, according to Herrington, will
bring together all interested people and groups to
discuss the merits of building an additional bridge
across Sarasota Bay.
DOT District Secretary David May has said traf-
fic counts on the existing three bridges warranted the
new bridge, but environmental prohibitions may halt its
construction. The charrette should solve the social,
political, financial and environmental concerns prior to
spending any more money on further studies.
Questions have been raised recently about the ad-
visability of constructing new 65-foot-high fixed-span
bridge to replace existing drawbridges at Manatee
Avenue on Anna Maria Island and Ringling Causeway
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And a no-wake zone, too?
Someone with a sense of humor erected this sign at a beach access stairway of the Martinique Condominiums in
Holmes Beach, advising that mythical sea creatures have the right-of-way in these parts. We can only guess why
mermaids would be leaving the water for dry land, but considering that the Circle K is right across the street, it
could be they're seeking some sort of late-night snack (sushi perhaps?) on the recommendation of Elvis, who's
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Councilwoman seeks 30-day

limit on residential rentals


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
said she will draft an ordinance to limit residential rent-
als to 30-day periods in all residential districts in the
city.
Currently there are rental limits of seven days in
the R-4 overlay district and 30 days in the R-1AA (Key
Royale) district. The remainder of the city's residential
districts have no limit on duration of rentals.
At last week's work session, Whitmore said she is
unhappy with the planning commission's recommen-
dation that no change be made at the present time, de-
spite the commission's plan to revisit the question dur-
ing its review of the city's comprehensive plan.
"I have a real problem with this," said Whitmore.
"They just told A-1 (the hoteliers in the district) they're
not going to increase their density yet we have no rental
duration in residential areas. I think there should be a
30-day limit."
Councilwoman Pat Geyer agreed with Whitmore.
Realtor Dolly Young urged council members to
disregard the commission's recommendation and act
on their own.
"The motel industry was shot down by the plan-


ning commission," said Young. "Now they're saying
they don't care how people rent their homes."
"They only recommended we do nothing differ-
ent," explained Council Chairwoman Mary Reichard,
"but the EAR (evaluation and review of comprehen-
sive plan) is still occurring. It could still be changed."
"I think there should be some limitation to protect
the city," replied Whitmore. "I don't want to wait an-
other six months for the planning commission to
come up with something."
Councilwoman Billie Martini said she felt it was
"ridiculous to act if the planning commission is still
considering it."
"The R-1AA ordinance caused a lawsuit," said
Councilman Luke Courtney. "The R-4 overlay was a
hodgepodge. Both should have been handled properly
by changes to the comprehensive plan. That's what
the planning commission intends to do. Give them
direction as to what you want them to do and have
something fair and equitable for the whole city."
He said he favors a 30-day limit in the R-1AA
and R-l districts and seven days in the R-2, R-3 and
R-4 districts.
Reichard told Whitmore to draft an ordinance
and bring it back to council.


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Anna Maria Commissioners are taking to the street to
get their own look at a building site after a commission
discussion failed to clarify an application for a variance.
The variance from requirements for setting buildings
back from property lines is sought at 823 N. Shore Dr., at
the tip of the Island. Steve Kring Construction Co. has the
contract to build a home for John and Sharon Dicks.
Kring explained that the lot is 45 feet wide on the
street side, 55 wide at the building line at the rear of the
lot which makes it 125 feet from the street. Actually the


property continues 600 feet or more to the Gulf of
Mexico, he said, but although it is the Dicks' prop-
erty, the city says part of it lies in a preservation zone,
prohibited from construction.
Dicks wants a variance to let him build right up
to the building line, Kring said, which would put the
house even with other buildings in the area. He also
wants a variance relieving him from the requirement
to set the house back 15 feet from the side of the prop-
erty when a property abuts a street He wants permis-
sion to build within 10 feet of the line.
That is the city's side-yard setback for properties
that are not up against a street, he pointed out, adding
that the street there is not a street at all but a walkway
and never will be improved to street status.
The commission at its work session decided the
matter was too confused and confusing to be settled
through discussion only. Members would have to
look over the site personally to get it clear in their
minds, it was decided.
Kring promised to stake out the lot's boundaries
and the house's proposed location for their benefit.

Anna Maria Island Day is Mar. 22
Anna Maria Island Day, apart of the state-wide cel-
ebration of Florida's 150th anniversary of statehood, will
be Wed. March 22, 10 a.m. 7:30 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library. An incorrect date was given last week.


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It was all roses and smiles in the Anna Maria City Hall last Tuesday as a new mayor and three commission-
ers were sworn into office. Pictured flanking newly elected Mayor Dorothy McChesney are, from left, Com-
missioners Mark Ratliff, Doug Wolfe, newly appointed Vice Mayor Chuck Shumard and George McKay.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Pothole prioritization perplexes

Anna Maria officials


If a pothole has been irritating you in Anna Maria,
now is your chance for vengeance. Just tell Bill
Zimmerman.
He is the city public works director, and one of his
current headaches is a patch-pave-priority problem.
He told the city commission about the concern at its
meeting when citizens brought up the recurring sub-
ject of potholes.
Sure, he said, he can fill up those chronic irritants
and cover them over so they don't tear the wheel off
a car. He has a two-man crew working exclusively. on
the problem a full day every week.
They fill potholes they have spotted or citizens
have complained about. But complications set in:
Patch or pave? Even the Southwest Florida Water
Management District gets into it.
Melody Kramer complained that Hammock Road
and Hammock Circle have some new potholes and de-
manded that Zimmerman set a date for their patching.
He said he couldn't be that specific pending prioritiz-


ing paving decisions.
Entire streets need repaving, he said. Hammock is
one, and so is Tarpon Road, which has been getting atten-
tion for a new surface. But redoing Tarpon would eat up
two-thirds of his entire year's street budget He has two
bids for that work and another anticipated; when all three
are in hand, they'll be opened and he can see where his
budget and the pothole vs. paving question stand.
Swiftmud has slowed the process by requiring the
city to stop polluting the Bay with stormwater.
Swiftmud's engineers are studying how the drainage
system can be reversed to channel stormwate. runoff
into catch basins instead of the Bay.
Until all that is decided and he knows which streets
may be torn up to accommodate the new drainage sys-
tem, he is finding it difficult to set street-maintenance
priorities, Zimmerman said.
Meanwhile, anyone spotting a pothole may notify
him and he'll see to it. Call Zimmerman at city hall,
778-0781.


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Post-evacuation auto stickers are not quite here
yet and neither are the rules for Islanders to get them,
but governments promise both will be available before
the hurricane season.
Unlike stickers for the past seasons, the new ones
will be color-coded by city blue for Anna Maria,
green for Holmes Beach, red for Bradenton Beach.
They are on order from printers.
Once the colorful stickers arrive at their respec-
tive city halls, the city clerks will dole them out to
residents within certain rules, some of which don't
exist yet.
For full-time residents, it's easy: Bring proof of
residence, such as driver's license, car registration,
etc., to city hall and sign for the sticker. Property
owners can show a tax bill, renters a utility bill to
prove residency.
For other categories, it's so complicated that it
isn't possible at the moment. That's what municipali-
ties need to work out before the programs are com-
plete, says Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney.
For example, the absentee property owner who
wants a relative or friend or professional representa-
tive to check his property after a damaging storm -
how does he arrange permission for them to get back
on the Island right away? What about having enough
stickers to go around for multiple family members? Or
the absentee owner who flies in from out of town and


arrives in a rental car?
City officials say they will have answers before
long, certainly in time for the June-November hurricane
season. The Island Emergency Operations Center will
be consulted again to draw up the rules, Mayor
McChesney said.
The cities went from the Islandwide stickers of the
past to identifying colors after some looting occurred,
blamed on off-Islanders who displayed stickers they
shouldn't have had, said Anna Maria Public Works Di-
rector Bill Zimmerman.

Fun Cruise planned by
Save Anna Maria
Save Anna Maria, Inc., invites the public to enjoy
a Miss Cortez Intracoastal Cruise to be held Saturday,
March 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The evening will include a three-hour cruise, food
provided by the deli at Island Foods, a cash bar and
entertainment by the Saltwater Cowboys.
The donation is $20 per person (non-refundable)
with all proceeds dedicated to the organization's legal
fund, which is supporting the fight against the proposed
mega-bridge at Manatee Avenue.
Seating is limited.
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Free immunizations next week at Community Center
Immunizations will be offered free of charge Friday March 10 in the Manatee County Public Health Unit's
mobile clinic which will be located at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., from 9
a.m. to 4p.m. These immunizations are available to any child who needs them. No appointment is necessary,
but county health officials ask that you bring your child's immunization records with you. For more informa-
tion, call the health department at 748-0666, ext. 1424 or 1269. Pictured is Deborah Znaczko, who holds her
son, Hunter, 8 months, as Manatee Health Department Nurse Mandy Clark, RN, gives him an immunization.
Hunter's sister, Brittany, 6, looks on in the background, confident that (at least this day) she doesn't have to
face the needle herself. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff


Sarasota Bay gets financial boost

through new 'strokes'


By Bob Ardren
Islander Correspondent
Sarasota Bay took another step to getting a real lease
on a new life last week as it was finally approved for
Florida's Surface Water Improvement and Management
Program. The designation adding Sarasota Bay to the pro-
gram came by action of the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (Swiftmud) Governing Board.
The designation now must be approved by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, but
that is hopefully routine following Swiftmud's ap-
proval.
Calling it "probably the most important environ-
mental designation we could bring to Sarasota Bay,"
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charles
Hunsicker added that "it will mean monetary resources
where nohe existed before."
Beth Bailey of the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program said the SWIM program, which covers some
27 bodies of water across Florida, could mean dollars
to restore the bay for years to come. "SWIM was rec-
ommended by our Comprehensive Conservation Man-
agement Program and this means the Sarasota Bay Pro-


March is the month of
(you name it) days,
weeks and months
Here's a little tidbit of knowledge from the
agenda of the Manatee County Commission's
Feb. 28 meeting: There are no less than seven
special days, weeks or months in the month of
March.
According to the agenda, by proclamation
commissioners were scheduled to recognize:
American Red Cross Month all of
March.
Better Manatee Day March 11.
Florida Daughters of the American
Revolution's Centennial Weekend March 10-
12.
JUCO tournament as part of the Florida
State Community College Basketball Tournament
days March 1-4.
Manatee Heritage Days March 1-April 1.
Mote Marine Laboratory Week First
week of March.
Toastmasters Week March 5-11.


gram will have future funding to help clean up the
Bay. We're very happy about it."
And lots of money is going to be needed.
It's estimated that costs for stormwater manage-
ment programs systems to collect and treat
stormwater before it flows into the Bay will have
a combined cost of $33 million in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties. Stormwater management helps
keep fertilizers, pesticides and even heavy metals
from flowing into the Bay.
At'the same time, Sarasota County is looking at
spending more than $70 million hooking up homes
along Phillippi Creek to a central wastewater system.
That would eventually eliminate 6,000 to 8,000 sep-
tic tanks in the Phillippi Creek watershed.
At the present time, seven other bodies of water
in Southwest Florida, including Tampa Bay and Char-
lotte Harbor, are in the SWIM program. About $4
million a year is directed to this area, according to
Michael Perry of SWIM in Tampa.
* Perry said it's impossible to predict just how
much money will be available pending Legislative ap-
propriations.

Little League kicks off
with banquet, parade
The Kick-off Banquet for Anna Maria Island
Little League sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Community Center will be held Friday, March 3,
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the center.
Players will pick up their uniforms at the banquet.
The banquet will include a complete dinner of
spaghetti, salad and rolls sponsored by the Gourmand
Volunteer Group. The cost of the meal is $5 for adults
and $3 for youth 16 years and younger.
On Saturday, March 4, the Little League Annual
Parade will begin at the Island Baptist Church and pro-
ceed down Gulf Drive to the center at 8:45 a.m.
Once the parade ends at the center, a full day of
Little League games will be played.
For more information call the center at 778-1908.

Father Fellows to speak on Lent
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of
the Annunciation will hear Father Fellows speak on
"Preparing for Lent" on Thursday, March 2, in Lowe
Hall following Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. and the
business meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Luncheon will be served at noon.


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150-year anniversary
Sunday on Longboat Key
Florida Sesquicentennial Celebration will be held
from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Civic
Grove, adjacent to the post office, on Longboat Key.
Food, continuous live entertainment, exhibits and
a free birthday cake will be part of the offerings.
The event is free. Cake cutting and ceremonies
begin at 2 p.m.

Tax, planning seminar at
Island Library
Three professionals will conduct seminars Thurs-
day, March 9,from 10:15 a.m. to noon at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Alan Lavoie will discuss investment and insurance
products. Theresa Shahill, attorney, will discuss vari-
ous types of trusts. Paul R. Pavich, accountant, will
discuss tax strategies.
The seminars are free and open to the public.

Hi-1 2 features planetarium
program March 9
All Masons and their guests are invited to attend
the Anna Maria Island Hi-12 Club meeting to be held
on Thursday, March 9, at Crabby Bill's Restaurant in
Holmes Beach.
The speaker will be Laura Branstetter from the
South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at
noon. For reservations call 795-0665 or 795-0484.


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Island artist opening
March 10
Island artist Debbie Keller-McCartney will display
her handcrafted pottery at a reception Friday, March 10,
from 6-9 p.m. at the Artist Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. The public is invited. For infor-
mation, call 778-6694.


Rotary Club hosts science
speaker Monday
Alex Csizinszky, research scientist at the Uni-
versity of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Educa-
tion Center, Bradenton, will present a slide program
during the Monday, March 6, meeting of the Rotary
Club of Anna Maria Island.
Dr. Csizinszky recently traveled to Siberia un-
der a volunteer program to offer advice on veg-
etable production to Russian agriculturists.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held
at Crabby Bill's restaurant, Holmes Beach, in the
Mermaid Room.
Rotarians and guests are invited.


MHS concert March 7
A concert benefiting the Manatee High School
Orchestra will be held Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
at the Manatee High School Auditorium, 1000 32nd St.
W., Bradenton.
A $5 donation is requested for the evening of en-
tertainment is requested.

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Pancake breakfast at St.
Bernard March 5
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach will
hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 5, from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the activity center of the
church.
The menu will include pancakes, sausage, orange
juice and coffee. The cost is $2.50 for adults and $1 for
children.
A homemade bake sale will also be available.

Island youth hold spaghetti
fundraiser Saturday
All Island Youth, supervised by All Island De-
nominations and several churches on Anna Maria Is-
land and Longboat Key, will hold a fundraising spa-
ghetti dinner at Roser Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City, on Saturday, March 4, from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The menu will include spaghetti with a choice of
meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, bread and butter, cof-
fee or punch, and dessert.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. There
is no charge for pre-school children.

Democratic Club to meet
Nan Yerkes, chairwoman of the Issues Committee
of the Manatee County Democratic Club, will speak at
the Monday, March 6, meeting of the Anna Maria Is-
land Democratic Club to be held at the Anchorage
Restaurant, Anna Maria City, at noon.
The luncheon costs $6. The public is invited to attend.

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Concession help needed
for Pirates home games
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is look-
ing for volunteers to man the concession stands at 16
Pittsburgh Pirates home games at Bradenton's
McKechnie Field. In exchange for handling refresh-
ment sales, the center will receive a percentage of the
profits.
The positions to be filled involve the transfer of
food and beverage for money. No heavy lifting will be
requested. Volunteers report from 10:45 a.m. until the
eighth inning, or approximately 3:30 p.m.
Six volunteers are needed to cover three stands on
the following dates: March 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 18,
22, 23, 27, 28 and April 1.
Anyone interested may call the center at 778-1908
or Nancy Baldwin at 778-9409.

All-you-can-eat fish fry
Friday
The Volunteer Fire Department of the Anna Maria
Fire District will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on
Friday, March 3, at the Cortez Fire Station, 123 St. Ct.,
Cortez.
Mullet, grits, cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies
and coffee will complete the menu.
The volunteers fed more than 146 people and
earned $860 for their cause at the Feb. 24 Fish Fry.
Proceeds from the March 3 fry will also be dedicated
to volunteer projects and to enhance the building and
maintenance of the facility in Cortez.
Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and
under.

Oil paintings on display at
Branch Library
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
view a display of oil paintings by Sarasota resident Lila
Gibson during the month of March.
The artist, originally from Ann Arbor, Mich.,
works in oils and acrylics to create landscapes, portraits
and still lifes.
The Island Branch Library is at 5701 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach.


Tennis practice available
at Island Center
Roy McChesney and other leaders offer practice
sessions for beginning and intermediate tennis players
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna
Maria City on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
for adults and on Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for
children and youth.
The practice sessions are free.

Free tax help at
Branch Library
The American Association of Retired Persons is
offering free tax assistance at two Island locations
through April 15.
On Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the AARP
will be at the Island Branch Library, Holmes Beach, on
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bradenton Beach
City Hall.
Participants do not have to be an AARP member
and are asked to bring a copy of his or her 1993 tax
return and his or her 1994 tax records.


Just a romp in
the ...
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tive Director Darcy
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rompers for kids featuring
a cartoon of the chamber
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Playwright to speak at
writer's meeting
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet in the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, on
Monday, March 6, at 10:15 a.m.
Bruce E. Rodgers, playwright and associate artis-
tic director of the Asolo Theater, will speak.
Visitors are welcome.
For information call Myrtle Moreton at 729-2399.

Island Youth to meet at
Roser Wednesdays
All Island Youth, composed of youth in 7th
through 12th grades, will meet on Wednesday evenings
during the month of March at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, Anna Maria City.
The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and will
include supper, fun, worship, special activities and
work on fundraising projects.
Call the church on 778-0414 for information about
the group.


Background
Married with 6-year-old daughter
Civil Trial Lawyer since 1974
Partner in the law firm of Lutz, Webb, Partridge, Bobo
& Baitty offices in Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa
Former managing partner of the Southwest Florida
office of Florida's largest law firm
Former member of the Board of Directors of
Florida's largest law firm
Former 2 term member of the Florida Board of
Medicine (the Agency that licenses and disciplines
Florida's doctors)
Former member of the Board of Directors of the
Federation of State Medical Boards of the United
States (the group that administers the FLEX exami-
nation nationally for physician licensure)
Former Chairman of an American Bar Association
Subcommittee on Ethics
Current member of the Holmes Beach Zoning code
Enforcement Board
Current member of the Board of Directors of the
Asolo Center for the Performing Arts


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Yoga at Island Center
Yoga classes are held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center on Tuesdays from 9 -10:30, a.m.
Beginner and intermediate level men and women
are welcome.
Classes include gentle Yoga, stretches, breathing
exercises, postures and relaxation meditation. Instruc-
tion is geared toward each individual's fitness level.
For additional information call Dolce at 778-2081
or the center at 778-1908.

Painting-with chopsticks at
Island Center
An on-going Paper and Paint Crafts Class is of-
fered at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on
the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:30
to 2:30 p.m.
The purpose of the class is to make personal note
and greetings cards and emphasize basic principles of
design.
The Thursday, March 2, class will be "Painting
with Chopsticks, Etcetera." The instructor is Wendy
Hendrix. The cost is $1.50 per class for supplies.
To sign-up or for information call 778-6685.

Queen Mary topic at guild
gallery meeting
John Hughes, Vice-Commander U.S.C.G., will
present "Tale of the Queen Mary," at the Artists Guild
Gallery meeting on Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m.
Hughes served as navigator on the great ship dur-
ing WWII when it was used to transport thousands of
servicemen.
Refreshments will be at 6:30 p.m. The gallery is
located at 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach.
For information call 778-6694.

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Over 70 Island "youngsters attend and enjoy the monthly coffee social/lectures of the AMI Forever Young
group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. For fun and information all Island "youngsters" are
invited to attend. A lecture on early 1900s art and literature will be featured during the group's next meeting
to be held Monday, March 13. To inquire about the group call the center at 778-1908. Islander Photo: .Cour-
tesy of Cynthia Finn


League offers adult art
classes
The Anna Maria Island Art League will offers the
following classes: Watercolor with Sydney McKenna -
four-week session, Tuesdays, March 7 through March 28,
10 a.m. to noon, $50 for members/$55 for non-members.
Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain with Laura
Avery five-week session, Tuesdays, March 14 through
April 11, 7 to 9 p.m., $50 for members/$55 for non-mem-
bers. Prisma Color with Julie Stewart Thursdays, 10
a.m. to noon and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $10 per
class. Register by calling the league at 778-2099.


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Doll Making demonstration
at League
Award-winning doll maker Marie Ewing will con-
duct a demonstration in "Doll Making with Sculpey
Clay" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, Holmes
Beach, on Friday, March 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Ewing recently won an award for her doll
"Catherine" at the "1995 International Doll Expo" in
Arlington, Texas.
The cost is $3 per person. Call 778-2099 to pre-
register.


'Photo Lady' offers
workshop
On Saturday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. the Anna
Maria Art League, Holmes Beach, will offer a work-
shop in "Creative Memories" by the "Photo Lady"
Jenny Friedman.
The workshop will take participants photographs
and turn them into a decorative, creative photo album.
Participants are asked to bring eight to 12 photos,
scissors, and a ball point pen. The cost is $12 per per-
son.
For information and to pre-register call 778-2099.


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Frederick J. Benes
Frederick J. Benes, 75, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
25 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Germany, Mr. Benes came to Manatee
County from Queens, N.Y., in 1975. He was a retired
banquet waiter at the New York Hilton.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter,
Christa Capo of Bradenton; a son, Hans of Jackson,
N.J.; and seven grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or services. Memorials
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406
43rd St. W., Suite C., Bradenton, Fla. 34209.

Paul Caywood Candish
Paul Caywood Candish of Anna Maria Island died
last week at the age of 86.
He was born in Grand Island, Neb., and graduated
from the University of Nebraska. He was a veteran of
WWII. He had a long career in administration with
various Veterans Administration Hospitals, including
Fort Howard and VA hospitals in Baltimore, Cleveland
and Lake City, Fla., from which he retired in 1969.
Mr. Candish was pre-deceased by his wife of 53
years, Ruth W., who died in 1994. He is survived by a
daughter, Nancy Vesper, and two sons, George Candish
and Woody Candish, a local Island artist and sculptor. He
also leaves eight grandchildren and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, Anna Maria City, on Satur-
day, March 4, at 2:30 p.m.

John Michael Ellsworth
John Michael Ellsworth, 56, of Lake Wales died
Saturday, Feb. 18, at Lake Wales Medical Center.
Mr. Ellsworth was born in Lakeland. He was presi-
dent of Construction & Demolition Disposal, Inc., in


Bartow. He was an avid sports fisherman and in the
past had operated both sale and freshwater commercial
fishing enterprises.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Moore Ellsworth;
five children, Mike Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; Alana of
Corpus Christi, Texas; Sherell of Maitland; Lisa Warren
of St. Simons Island, Georgia; and Garry Strickland of St.
Simons Island; two brothers, Bill Jr. of Lakeland and
Dennis of Huntsville, Ala.; two sisters, Peggy Daley of
Lakeland and Kathy Christie of Anna Maria, and four
grandchildren, Lindsey, Avrey, Stacey and Michael.
A memorial service was held at Roser Memorial
Community Church, Anna Maria City. Memorials may
be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box
3236, Lakeland, Fla. 33802.

James Robert Miller
James Robert Miller, 82, of Holmes Beach, died
Feb. 24 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in New York City, Mr. Miller can to Mana-
tee County from Short Hills, N.J., in 1987. He was re-
tired vice president of Chubb Insurance in New Jersey.
He attended Church of the Annunciation. He was a
member of the Anna Maria Island High Twelve, Gulf
Shrine Club and Sahib Temple in Sarasota; Madison
Lodge No. 93 Free and Accepted Masons and Scottish
Rite 32nd Degree, Valley of San Francisco. He was a
U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Aryles Bernfield; a
stepdaughter, Sue Schlimma of Livonia, Mich.; two
stepsons, John Bernfield of Rochester, N.Y., and Timo-
thy Bernfield of Annapolis, Md.; and nine step-grand-
children.
No visitation was held. A service was held at the
Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach, with the
Rev. Richard Fellows officiating. Memorials may be
made to Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, c/o
Sahib Temple, 600 N. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, Fla.
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Every once in a while I love to take a look,
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To see the pictures of the children as they
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Flavors was flaming
success
The weekend event of food and music at the Com-
munity Center, billed as "Flavors of the Island," was
sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce and it was a "flaming success."
The doors opened at 6 p.m. with anxious tasters
lined up to purchase food tickets. At 6:30 p.m. every
seat was taken and friends, neighbors, Islanders and
visitors rubbed shoulders as they paraded around the
perimeter of the gymnasium checking out offerings,
"flavors" of the food vendors.
The "flavors" were varied and immense. They had
it all from strawberries dipped in chocolate, to bar-
becue, Scottish meat pie, beef a la bourguignonne,
shrimp, taco salad, baked potato soup, chowder of all
varieties, 8-foot hoagies, fish spread and crab spread,
and sundaes with a cherry on top!
The entertainment was terrific. Billy Rice and Jack
Elka churned the crowd up with a little country. Line
dancers and modem dancers performed. Island charac-
ters hammed it up and the Manatee High School Jazz
Band topped off the evening with some great finger-
snapping tunes, sax solos and a standing ovation.
The room was heating up with food steaming and
hundreds of bodies when a teeny little fire broke out in
the warmer oven at the Anchorage booth. No problem,
they just shut the door and smothered it out.
Moments later Chamber of Commerce President Don
Howard scrambled up to the microphone to make an an-
nouncement: "There is no smoking allowed in this build-
ing." Cigarette smokers in the room fumbled about and
faces turned red over by the Anchorage booth.
New to the Island but not new to Islanders, the
crew from Hops Grill & Bar in Bradenton appeared to
enjoy their first Anna Maria experience. Brewmaster
Wesley Chastain is an Islander and their popular offer-
ing of "Hammerheah-Shrimp" was boiled in his tasty
beer recipe for Hammerhead Gold.


Hops Brewmaster Wesley Chastain, left, introduced his crew to fellow Islanders.


The coveted door prizes were displayed behind the
ticket sellers and everyone ooohed and aaaaahed over
the custom made Anna Maria Island throw donated by
Crowder Bros. Hardware.
I was shocked to have my name called, and very
pleased to find I had won earrings from Autumn's
Whims & Fine Things. I think I'll be just a little self-
conscious to wear the dolphin pair so I'll be seeing
Autumn soon for an exchange. How about a nice pair
of tarpon earrings?
Then they called my name two more times in a row
before they quit. I honestly never, almost ever, win
anything. But since they called Betsy Hills' name twice
I didn't feel quite so bad. All prizes gratefully accepted.
The food may have been the highlight of the
evening Chamber Executive Director Darcy
Migliore estimates 700 people were served about half-


way through the evening. Migliore said she thought
there were about 500 people in the room at any given
time and the. chamber volunteers racked up sales for
8,000 or so fifty-cent food tickets.
Unfortunately for the chamber, the food money
goes to the restaurants who pay only a booth fee to the
chamber. The chamber counted on proceeds from beer
and wine sales to pay its expenses but when compared
to last year's Centennial "Flavor" function, the dollars
fell way short. One year ago the chamber sold 11 kegs
of beer, and whether due to cooler weather or whatever
reason, this year they only used three kegs.
For the guests at.Flavor who stayed long enough
and late enough, the Manatee High School Jazz Band
provided a great hour of jazzy, cool sounds. The only
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More 'Flavors of

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No matter what your age,
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Island Foods put out a Fundraisers
huge spread including this Just For Girls of Bradenton joins forces with the
8-foot-long hoagie. nationally-acclaimed Heisman Fine Arts Gallery, Inc., to
present a benefit art show and auction on Thursday, March
2, at the Holiday Inn Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $25 per per-
son. information: Susan Miller at 747-5757.
Terra Ceia Village will hold its Ninth Annual
Craft Fair on Wednesday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m., at 9303 U.S. 41 North. Information: 723-2425 or
722-3777.
The Semiannual Hobby and Craft Show of the
Gulfshore Mobile Home Park, 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key, will be held on Saturday, March 4,
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The public is invited.
Register now to participate in the American Can-
cer Society's "Making Strides Against Cancer" to be
held on Saturday, March 11, at Manatee Memorial
Hospital at the Veterans Monument Park. The event is
non-competitive. Participants are asked to obtain spon-
sors regardless of how many miles they walk, run or
roll. Information: 753-6471.
The Kiwanis Club of Palmetto will present Las
Vegas Night on Friday, March 17, from 8 to 11 p.m. at
S the Manatee Civic Center. Proceeds to benefit Our
Daily Bread and other charities. Cost $20. Information:
722-5692 or 722-1209.

Clubs
A West Virginia Picnic will be held on Sunday,
March 5, at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 100 10th
St. W., Bradenton, at 12:30 p.m. Bring picnic lunch and
friends. Donation: $1.
The March meeting of National Association of
Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 230, will be held
on Wednesday, March 8, at the Pier Restaurant,
Bradenton, beginning at 11 a.m. Cost: $8.50 per per-
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Clubs
h Co' a Mi* RThe Wisconsin Social Club will hold a luncheon
: meeting on Wednesday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m., at the
Mel-o-dee Restaurant, 4685 N. Tamiami Trail,
.;/ a Sarasota. Cost: $7 per person for lunch. Information:
A (813) 351-9944.
S ,, ? * Church Women United in Manatee County will
S "- meet Friday, March 3, at Whitfield Presbyterian
ilChurch, 7045 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, at 9:30 a.m.

1"-.Events
S* On Monday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., Mote Maine

researcher at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in
the Martin-Selby Education Center on Mote's main
campus. Admission: $6 for adults/$4 students (ages 4
to 17). Information: 388-4441.
* The Bradenton Welcome Club is sponsoring a
fashion show and dinner on Tuesday, March 7, at the
l lElks Club, 2511 75th St., W., Bradenton, to begin at
6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Cost: $12 per
person. The public is invited.
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is conduct-
ing a Babcock Wilderness Adventure and Tour of the
^Historic Burroughs Home on Friday, March 10. Cost:
$45 for members/$50 non-members, includes trans-
portation. Information: 388-4444 or 955-6567.
The Cookies and Milk Show The American Littoral Society is sponsoring a
In association with Roser Memorial Community Church, the Artist Guild gave Island children a four-week Palmer Point restoration workday at Palmer Point,
class in art, culminating in the creation of collages featuring Island objects (such as sea shells and feathers) located at the north end of Casey Key, on Saturday,
and a photograph of the child. Cookies and milk were served up for Saturday's reception for proud parents, March 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: none. Informa-
thus the name of the youthful artists' show. Another children's art class is planned for March, with a showing tion: 966-7308 or 492-2321.
set for April at the Island Branch Library. For more details ask for Zoe at the Guild at 778-6694. Showing off A Wild Bird Rescue Training class will be held
their creations are, from left to right, front row: Cindy Connelly, Andrea Martin, Katrina Lathrop and Jessica on Saturday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pelican
Headrick. Back row, left to right: Jaimiee Milks, Brett Joseph Milks, Jackie Carter, Maxine Jenkins, Mark Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
Lathrop, Chuck Carter and Abby Dahlquist. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff way, City Island, Sarasota. Cost: free.

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Great job
These are the "Students of
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Elementary School for the
week ending Feb. 17.
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Kristen Bucci and Jessica
Hickerson. First row, left
to right, are Lindsey
Chapman, Stephanie Gift,
Ryan Schafer and Teddy
S-Talarino. Back row, left to
. right, are Madison
, *,'< Hoatland, Shawn Wall,
Adam Wall, Michael Little
and Sebastien Perez.


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Anne Russel's fifth-grade
class donned the garments
of their favorite astrono-
mer or astronaut during
their study of outer space.
The likes of Charles
Messier, who first saw
Haley's Comet, to
Caroline Lucretia Hershel,
who discovered three
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 16, larceny of a bicycle, 407 Magnolia, Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Feb. 18, criminal mischief, Bay Front Park. The
complainant reported that when he returned to his
parked vehicle it had a 24-inch scratch on the hood.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 16, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle through an open window and re-
moved a fanny pack containing identification and
credit cards and $40 in cash, a cellular phone valued at
$50 and a purse containing miscellaneous credit cards
and three rings valued at $5,000.
Feb. 17, theft of two bicycles, 200 block of Sec-
ond Street North.
Feb. 17, criminal mischief, 600 block of Gulf
Drive North. The complaint reported his driver's side
window was broken by a person unknown.
Feb. 17, theft of two bicycles, 1800 block of Gulf
Drive North.
Feb. 17, burglary, 100 block of Third Street
South. The complainant reported that a person un-
known entered the residence and removed a dresser
drawer containing a money bag with cruise tickets and
$1,700 in cash inside. While the bag was being re-
moved, the cash fell into the drawer. Suitcases in the
room were also ransacked.
Feb. 17 domestic battery, resisting with violence,
battery on a law enforcement officer, Gulf Drive and
Cortez Road. The officer responded to a call concern-
ing domestic violence. Witnesses reported the subject
drove his vehicle off the road and back onto the pave-
ment, he and his girlfriend exited the vehicle, he beat
on his girlfriend, forced her back into the vehicle, then
fled east on Cortez Road.
The officer came upon the vehicle on Cortez Road
and asked the girlfriend to exit. He observed that she





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had a swollen and bloody lower lip and blood on her
shirt. She said she did not want to press charges and
signed a waiver.
The officer reported that he feared further violence
on the part of the subject and placed him in handcuffs
and asked him to sit in the patrol vehicle. The subject
refused and the officer placed him in the vehicle. His
language became brutal, said the report, and he kicked
the officer in the chest.
The officer removed the subject from the vehicle
and placed him in leg shackles as he continued to kick
and curse. The officer returned the subject to the ve-
hicle and he began to hit his head against the window.
The officer warned him that he would be sprayed with
pepper gas if he did not calm down. He continued his
behavior and was sprayed.
Feb. 18, grand theft, 1325 block of Gulf Dr. N.,
Catalina Resort. The complainant reported that items were
removed from the bed of his pickup truck while it was
parked in the parking lot. Items included a wooden carv-
ing valued at $200, a tool box valued at $50, five grind-
ers valued at $640, a battery charger valued at $60, a bat-
tery pack valued at $50, an extension cord valued at $20
and specialty drill bits valued at $150.
Feb. 18, sale of crack cocaine, possession of a fire-
arm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, Coquina
Beach. The undercover officer met with Bernard E.
Barnes, 19, of Sarasota, at the boatramp and Barnes asked
the officer if he had a handgun. The officer gave Barnes
a Browning .380 handgun and Barnes gave the officer a
package containing 20 pieces of crack cocaine, said the
report. The officer placed Barnes in custody.
Feb. 19, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Avenue
C. The complaint reported she observed several juveniles
in the street behind her van, then heard a noise and found
the van's rear window broken. Damage was $200.
Feb. 19, burglary to an automobile, 115 Seventh
St. W., laundromat. The complainant reported he was
in the laundromat when the suspect opened the passen-
ger door of his vehicle and removed a briefcase con-
taining a bank bag with $650 cash inside.
The suspect was described as a white male; five-
foot, ten-inches tall; weighing 150 pounds; with dark


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shirt and jeans. The suspect fled in a dark colored
1970s-vintage Datsun.
Feb. 20, DUI, 100 block of Gulf Drive North to
22nd Street North. The officer on patrol observed
David F. Keyser, 32, of Austin, TX., traveling 10 mph
in a 35 mph zone, cross the center line 11 times and
leave the roadway twice. The officer signaled Keyser
to stop, administered filed sobriety tests and placed
Keyser in custody.
Feb. 20, lost property a brown shoulder wal-
let containing $100 in cash and credit cards, 1800 block
of Gulf Drive North.
Feb. 20 battery, disorderly intoxication, trespass
warning, 107 Gulf Dr. S., Key West Willy's. Upon arriv-
ing at a fight outside the business, the officer observed the
subject hitting the victim. The victim and witnesses said
the subject called and threatened the victim, then came
storming through the bar and into the kitchen looking for
the victim, according to the report, then the subject left the
kitchen, entered the office and hit the victim in the face.
The subject was placed in custody.
Feb. 21, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The complainant reported that a person unknown
smashed his driver's side window and removed $60 in
cash and bank and credit cards. Damage was $200.
Feb. 21, possession of marijuana over 20 grams,
possession of paraphernalia with drug, possession of
paraphernalia with drug, 2100 block of Avenue B. The
officer met with David R. Demick, 36, of Bradenton
Beach, and his girlfriend at the Dry Dock Inn. The girl-
friend told the officer she wanted to remove her things
from Demick's house and asked him to come with her
while she did so.
Upon entering the house, the officer observed sev-
eral marijuana cigarettes in an ashtray and asked if he
could search the house. Demick gave his permission
and the officer found four individually wrapped bags
of marijuana inside the couch, along with numerous
empty plastic bags, apipe with residue on a shelf in the
living room, a pipe with residue on a television stand
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in Demick's room and a pipe with residue in the
kitchen cupboard.
The officer told Demick he wanted to impound his
vehicle but Demick gave him permission to search it.
The officer found nothing in the vehicle. Demick was
placed in_custody.
Feb. 22, criminal mischief, 111 Second St. N.,
Tingley Library. The complainant reported a person
unknown broke the north window of the library using
an unknown type firearm.
Feb. 22, burglary to an automobile, 2100 block of
Avenue C. The complaint reported that a person un-
known entered the vehicle through a rear door and re-
moved a white bucket containing numerous tools val-
ued at $488.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 17, petty larceny, 5325 Marina Dr., Crabby
Bill's Marina. The complainant reported that a person
unknown came aboard his boat and removed snorkel-
ing equipment valued at $90.
Feb. 18, suspicious person, 5300 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer responded in reference to a subject
passed out in the grass along the roadway but he
couldn't find anyone. Later, the complaint came to the
police department with the subject in her vehicle. She
said she tried to give the subject a ride home and he
became belligerent. The officer got him out of the ve-
hicle and transported him home.
Feb. 18, grand larceny of a bicycle valued at
$900, 4300 block of Second Street
Feb. 18, suspicious person, 3200 block of Sixth
Street. The complainant reported the subject looked
into her living room through the blinds twice in 15 min-
utes. The subject was not found; however, the officer
found the front gate open.
Feb. 19, found property a green cigarette case
containing a lighter and $12 in cash, 100 block of
White Avenue.


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Feb. 20, found property a woman's black,
three-speed, Huffy bicycle, 4400 block of Gulf Drive.
Feb. 20, found property a black, spray-painted
bicycle with a front tire missing, 72nd Street and
Holmes Boulevard.
Feb. 20, grand larceny of a 15-foot, blue, tri-hull
fiberglass boat, 600 block of Manatee Avenue.
Feb. 20, suspicious person, 63rd Street and Flo-
tilla Drive. The complainant reported a subject urinat-
ing out of his vehicle into the baseball field. The officer
questioned the subject who said he was emptying a
bottle of soda.
Feb. 20, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams,
DWLS, 3200 block of Sixth Street. The officer stopped
Dwight Gay, 28, of Bradenton for unlawful speed. Gay
could not produce a driver's license and a check showed
it was suspended for failure to pay traffic fines. The officer
observed marijuana seeds on the floorboard of the vehicle,
searched it and found one whole and two partial marijuana
cigarettes. Gay was placed in custody.
Feb. 22, retail larceny, 5353 Gulf Dr., Circle K.
The officer observed a vehicle turn off Gulf Drive onto
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Boats, birds and Bay protection topics of concern


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
"What we need is about a week of sunshine, for a
change," is how one local fishing guide put it over the
weekend. Regardless of your interest in outdoor activities,
"about a week of sunshine" sounds pretty good right now.

Sailors love the wind
One group loves the blustery weather we've had so
much of lately: the Laser sailors on Sarasota Bay for
their Midwinter Eastern Championships and the Laser
II World Championships happening this week. The
Midwinters wrapped up Sunday at the Sarasota Sailing
Squadron with Nick Adamson of Newport Beach, Ca-
lif., taking first place, Jamie Toyden from Toronto sec-
ond and John Myrdal of Hawaii finishing third.
Alex Ascencios of Sarasota was the highest-plac-
ing local at a very respectable eighth.
A record-setting field of 144 boats from 10 countries
showed up for the competition and this event wasn't
the Laser II world competition, just the Midwinters.
The point is, we have an absolute world-class sail-
ing location and facility here on the Bay though like
so many things local, it gets very little attention or re-
spect. But these sailors voted with their feet, and they
came here from this country, Canada, Ireland, Mexico,
Columbia, Italy, Greece, Estonia, Britain and Antigua.
As I've said several times, if you haven't seen the

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A course in power boating skills and seaman-
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Cortez, north of the Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course includes legal requirements, boat
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and Thursdays.
Tuition for the course is free and materials and
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a dedicated group of volunteers can accomplish. We
are very fortunate to have one of the finest small-boat
sailing centers anywhere right here on Sarasota Bay.
Oh, and I can't give the Laser II world results, as
they were still racing at presstime.

Indoor sailing anyone?
Since we're on the subject of sailing, here's one of
those "What'll they think of next?" items.
Clearwater was the site of the first-ever indoor sail-
ing races in North America last Sunday. They do it with
fans really big fans, I guess on an Olympic-size
swimming pool.
Sailors go one-on-one in mini-12-meter sloops; the
16-city tour in the U.S. and Canada is sponsored by
Chevrolet and the America3 team to introduce North
Americans to the popular European sport. Mini-12's
enjoyed a brief flurry of popularity in Sarasota a few
years back when they were touted, among other things,
for allowing physically handicapped sailors to compete
on the open water.
Somehow I don't think a swimming pool is ever
going to replace Sarasota Bay.

Banning motors in
Cockroach Bay
No less a voice than the Tampa Tribune has come
out opposing outboard engines in Cockroach Bay, and
called on the Hillsborough County Commission to ban
them immediately.
You'll remember that back in 1992 marine biolo-
gists called for banning engines in the bay, based upon
damage to seagrass beds there. At that time, the scien-
tists said a solid 10 acres of grass beds had been de-
stroyed and another 100 acres badly damaged.
There was much wringing of hands, of course,
with fishers promising to do better. So eventually
they were given a second chance. New rules put into
place by county commissioners compromised in
more ways than one.
Commissioners decided to allow the use of out-
boards to enter the bay, but restricted them to limited
areas. Large no-wake zones were established in hopes
that would solve the problem, but now it appears the
compromise did nothing but compromise the seagrass
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South Florida discovered boaters didn't bother to obey
the new rules when nobody was around to enforce
them. Not only aren't the seagrasses growing back, the
damage is actually worsening.
So now the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve Man-
agement Advisory Board has called for closing large parts
of the bay to any boat with an outboard engine. The group
also wants the county to begin a seagrass planting program
to begin repairing the damage done.
"It is too bad the restriction would impose a hard-
ship to some legitimate users of the bay, such as crab-
bers," the Tribune wrote, "but the more moderate re-
strictions have not worked."
That is correct. Under the new rules only boats
powered by electric motors or push poles would be
allowed to move around the bay and, of course, canoes
would be permitted.

St. Pete Spring Boat Show
coming next weekend
There's a whole new marina going into place in
downtown St. Petersburg, but it won't be there long.
It's a temporary set of docks complete with electricity
and fresh water being put into place especially for the
spring boat show March 9-12.
Located at the Bayfront Center Yacht Basin, the new
docking area will be able to accommodate more than 200
boats for the show. The floating docks will be coming out
of the water just as soon as the show is over.

Boat-tail grackles appear
At first I thought it was a crow stealing some
tourist's French fries when I saw one recently at an
outdoor eatery. But it wasn't large enough for a crow
- much prettier, actually and I'd never seen a crow
that brave.
Turns out an entire flock of boat-tail grackles have
taken up residence in downtown Sarasota at least for
a while. They're really beautiful birds, if you don't
mind critters with more nerve than mockingbirds.
Like the flock of robins passing through my neigh-
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"Follow the food supply." Unlike the robins, these
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Grouper still going strong, convict fish start to break out


By Capt. Mike Heistand
We're entering the home stretch in our big sheeps-
head contest. Take a picture of the biggest sheepie you
catch and bring the picture to The Islander Bystander of-
fice, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Deadline for
submittals is March 17, and the winner of the biggest fish
gets one of our "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirts.
Sheepies continue to dominate local fishing action
this week, with the tasty striped fish being found
around almost any barnacle-encrusted pier, piling or
bridge in the area. Offshore, cobia are starting to make
an appearance, and grouper fishing remains consis-
tently good.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishing has
been excellent with the return of warmer weather. Pier
anglers are setting 100-sheepshead-a-day records along
with good catches of black drum. Jack Barrett even
caught a few snook last week.
Anna Maria City Pier reports include a lot of
large sheepies being caught, small grouper and small
linesiders. Pier fishers here too report vastly improved
fishing this week.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-hour
offshore trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunts,
porgies and black sea bass. The six-hour trip averaged 125
head of porgies, vermillion snapper and sand perch. The
nine-hour trip averaged 20 head of red and black grouper,
mangrove and lane snapper. The Bay fishing trip averaged
60 head of sand perch and porgies.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said he's seen some
cobia hanging out around the artificial reefs offshore
and near the ship channel markers leading into Tampa
Bay. Grouper are still to be found out there, too, in
about 100 feet of water with black grouper closer to
shore. Even closer to the Island, there are a lot of
sheepies being caught around almost any structure that
has barnacles growing on it.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said he's
hearing good reports of red snapper being caught in the
inshore waters. Wade fishers report good catches of
flounder on the flats, but trout fishing seems to have

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Capt. Dave at Annie's Bait & Tackle said he's
putting his charters onto a lot of grouper in 30 feet of
water near about any ledge he comes across. Mangrove
snapper are to be found near the rocks offshore, permit
are near the artificial reefs, bonita are running in about
80 feet of water and black fin tuna are to be found the
farthest from shore in the 140-foot depths.
Capt. Phil Shields said offshore fishing is excel-
lent right now, with plenty of grouper to be found, a
few snapper and amberjack for those willing to battle
the bigger fish as if most of us wouldn't just love
that sort of a fight!
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching a few redfish
and plenty of sheepshead.


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Capt. Mark Bradow said reds and sheepies have
been his mainstay of late, with some of the convict fish
tipping the scales at more than six pounds.
On my boat Magic we've had some excellent
catches of sheepshead and mangrove snapper, with at
least 25 head of fish caught every trip. We've also been
able to catch a few reds, some up to 27 inches in length.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's putting his charters
onto a mixed bag of blue fish, pompano, sheepshead,
snapper, trout and a few reds.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said we're heading
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Pi] PAGE 28 0 MARCH 2, 1995 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

All in honor of


baseball great

Buck O'Neil
By Bob Ardren
Islander Correspondent
The fate of baseball may be in jeopardy this sea-
son, but that hasn't stopped the honoring of one of the
sports greatest, and least acknowledged, stars March
7-10.
John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil, 83, is a talent scout
for the Kansas City Royals of the American League.
He is also America's foremost authority on the history
of Negro League baseball, Chairman of the Board of
the Negro League Museum in Kansas City, MO, and
a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Veterans'
Committee in Cooperstown, NY.
O'Neil became a national celebrity- and
Sarasota discovered he was a native son- on Ken
Bums 18-hour Public Broadcasting System documen-
tary entitled "Baseball" last year. Burns is coming to
Sarasota for the ceremonies.
As the community in which O'Neil grew up and
learned to love baseball, Sarasota will honor him for
a lifetime of achievements by naming the clubhouse
and four-field baseball complex at Sarasota County's
Twin Lakes Park in his honor Wednesday, March 8,
at 10 a.m.
The ceremony will be hosted by the Baltimore
Orioles, who now train at the complex, and the
Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department.
Ken Burns will be the main speaker.
Sarasota High School will also open its doors to
O'Neil with a special graduation ceremony, something
that was impossible 65 years ago when the community
was racially segregated and O'Neil was not allowed to
attend as a student. O'Neil is on record as saying his
greatest regret while growing up was not attending
Sarasota High School.
There will also be a luncheon in O'Neil's honor
hosted by the Sarasota Sports Committee. Yet another


Buck O'Neil, talent scout for the Royals and historian.
event, an "Evening with Buck O'Neil" hosted by the
Ringling School of Art and Design at Sudakoff Hall on
the University of South Florida Sarasota Campus,
where the public is invited to meet him.
At both events, O'Neil will discuss his life as a
young man growing up in Sarasota and his experiences
in baseball, before and after blacks were allowed to
play in the Major Leagues.
O'Neil will also tour Booker Elementary School,
Booker Middle School and Booker High School, all
named after his teacher and mentor, Emma Booker.
She was a Sarasota legend who taught young black stu-
dents at her Emma Booker Grammar School.
All but one of the events are free and open to the
public. There is an $8 charge for the luncheon, but the
public is invited.


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You can get there from here
with Chamber's new map
The 1995 Anna Maria Island Map and Tourist In-
formation Guide is out, and it's likely just what our
visitors are looking for.
Produced by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, the publication serves a variety of uses.
First, it has a detailed street map of all of the Island, and
on the flip side there's a street map of Bradenton, in-
cluding Palmetto, Cortez and all the way south to the
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.
For fishermen, there is also an inset map showing
the location of nearly 30 artificial reefs, including their
Loran numbers.
Perhaps of greatest utility for visitors are the hun-
dred or so advertisements for local businesses. These
not only inform tourists of where to buy this or that, but
the locations of the businesses are marked on the map
so they are easily located.
For more information about the map, call the Island
Chamber at 778-1541.

Island Real Estate
announces top producers
Island Real Estate, 6101 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, announced that Marilyn Trevethan was the
company's top listing agent and Thomas M. Nelson
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TIT FOR TAT
BY A. J. SANTORA / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
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6 Exasperates
10 Insects' sense
organs
15 Resistance unit
18 From Korea
19 Flood engineer?
20 Takes-- on
(wears)
21 Any minute
23 With 43- and
48-Across, a
barb to 14-Down
26 Diva Moffo
27 Kind of nut
28 American
symbol
29 Couriers'
deliveries
31 Reach over
33 Grand Ole Opry
founder George
34 Ho Chi Minh
Trail locale
35 Travelers' stops
36 Swelled heads
38 More zany
42 Ditty syllable
43 See 23-Across
47 N.Y.C. highway,
with "the"
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50 Wise about
51 Kind of ink
53 One-named folk
singer



4 y4 fVp f


54 "--you sure?"
55 Clear
57 Sees just the
highlights
58 Hilo dish
61 Mother--
63 Laceless shoes
65 Gave it a whirl?
66 Forestalls, with
"off"


98 Lilas (Paris
suburb)
99 Overwhelm
103 Greek
106 They sit on a
bench together
109 W.W. II address
110 First name in
mysteries
111 See 67-Across


67 With 84-, 88- and 114 Club revenue
111-Across, 115 "The
14-Down's retort Barrel-Organ"


68 Roles in
"G.W.T.W." and
"Scarlett"
70 Residents:
Suffix
71 Italian
magistrate
72 Enclosing rim
for a jewel
73 100 yrs.
74 Capital of
ancient Ethiopia
75 Kind of garage
78 Like no other
79 Spa features
81 5-point type
82 The others
84 See 67-Across
87 Painter Gerard
-- Borch
88 See 67-Across
90 Ending with beat
or refuse
91 Permissible
93 Northern apples
94 "From Here to
Eternity" actor
96 Woes


poet
116 Kind of corner
117 Observant
118 Ultimate
119 Build- egg
120 "You-- ?"
121 Position
DOWN
1 Tracks
2 Consume
3 "- song of
sixpence..."
4 Atlantic City
resort,
informally, with
"The"
5 Kind of appeal
6 Stiff
7 Actor McDowall
8 "Swing and
sway" star
9 Sand bar
10 Buckingham
room
11 Under the most
favorable
circumstances


STUMPED?


12 Forfeit in a card
game
13 Sitting-down
sound
14 Actress Chase
15 City near Kobe
16 1979 Billy Joel
hit
17 Spanish hunter's
cap
22 Bahamas stop
24 Boor
25 British
Commonwealth
member
30 "Danse des
nymphes" artist
32 Witch's brew
ingredient
37 Complains
39 Assisting, with
"over"
40 Particulars
41 Young
32-Downs
43 "-- the use!"
44 Dissenter
45 Make the cut?
46 Certain photo:
Abbr.
47 Biblical fruit
provider
49 Mountaineer's
descent
52 Back-to-back, to
Braque
53 Pat O'Brien
W.W. II film
56 Nose: Prefix
57 Burleigh Grimes
pitch
59 Attitude


60 Vehement
62 In spite of that
64 U.S. Open golf
champion Ernie
65 Anon
67 The Swordfish,
to astronomers
68 Victor corp.
69 Charger
71 Kind of colony


74 Think (over)
76 Direct finish
77 Cooping up
80 It may be used in
a game of
miggles
81 Hawker
83 Greet uncivilly
84 Progressed
slowly


85 Distance event
86 Frying pan
87 Bony fish
89 Disarrange
92 Tough, flexible
twigs
95 Nylons shade
97 Blacken
98 Weighed down
100 Ply


101 To the left
102 Adolescence
104 1945 Noel
Coward song
105 Thames school
107 Peggy Wood TV
role, 1949-56
108 Try
112 Pipe joint
113 Miss


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three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.


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SUGAR WHITE BEACH Located north end
of Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA end unit, bright
and cheery. Many upgrades. $186,900.
MLS#62024. Call Bobye Chasey 778-2261.


PERICO BAY CLUB MODEL 2BR/2BA with
mirrored wall. Second floor unit overlooking
lake. Turnkey furnished. $99,900. MLS#62295.
Call Harold Small Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves:
792-8628.


PERICO BAY CLUB ACROSS FROM
HEATED POOL Garage, breakfast room,
courtyard w/slider from kitchen. Great 3BR/
2BA unit. $168,500. MLS#61921. Call Rose
Schnoerr 778-7780.


PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA with beauti-
ful view of tidal flats. Nicely furnished for year
round or vacation enjoyment. $110,000.
MLS#61889. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden778-2692.


DIRECT GULF VIEW AND BEAUTIFUL
SUNSETS Reduced 10 $159,900 2BR/2BA
has pool. sauna. elevator under unit parking
Excellent rental unil MLSv60094 Bill Bowman
778-4619


Bob & Lu -
Rhoden
REALTOR
Associates
778-2692




Bob and Lu have been active
with Island and Mainland proper-
ties for 6 years. Together they
give a customer the advantage
of two agents with one purpose,
your satisfaction.
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CORNER UNIT BAY VIEW This 2BR/
2 SBA lurnke, furnished unit has pool jacuzzi
ele. ator boal dock, secured enir/ 2 car ga-
rage $146.900 MLS#62023 Call Bill Bosman
778-4619.


i WESTBAY COVE
* First floor. 2BR/2BA corner I
area. bayview many updates
First floor 2BR/2BA corr
. screened entry and lanai.
First illIoor, 2BR/2BA corner un
beaullfji view of heated pool
First floor 1BR/1BA turnishe
' price, overlooks pool ...
Convenient to shops and chur
to bridge, beautiful flowers anc
make this the Island's premier
Call Bob or Lu Rhoden today ft


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SHELL POINT CONDO Top quality complex
located in secluded area. within walking dis-
lance of shops library, beach Turnkey fur-
ni hied $109,0tl MLSf#61970 Call Dick Maher
or Dave Jones 778-6791 or 778-4891


'CONDOS
unit, extended living
. ....... $142,500
ner unit, furniture.
. . $141,900
it. outstanding value.
. .... $134.9000
ed. perfect size and
....... $ 79.900
arches, easy access
1 open green space
condo location.
or an escorted tour!


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GULFFRONT COMPLEX 2BR/2BA -very nice
lop floor Vertical blinds under building park-
ing. well maintained grounds $178.000
MLSff58146 Helen While Ofc 778-2261/Eves
778-6956


FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week

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

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


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BEACH LOVER'S DELIGHT
Steps to the Beach. Spacious 3BR/2.5BA cus-
toms crafted home includes a fireplace, 4 ceiling
fans, sprinkler and much more! By appointment
only. Hurry, please call Nick Patsios anytime for an
escorted tour of your next home! 778-4642.
g MLS E neaL&neaL ofc: 778-2261


423 MAGNOLIA AVE., ANNA MARIA $169,500
Canal, seawall/dock. 2BR/2.5BA, family room,
screen lanai, large 79' x 160' lot and 8 citrus trees.
WATERFRONT LOT- 103 LOS DEC ROS


$90,000 CALL:
Jack Knoel, Sr.
Home 778-6153
Office 747-5556


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FABULOUS COMMERCIAL
OPPORTUNITY!
Island Garden Center has over 140' front-
age on busy Marina Drive. Established busi-
ness with steady clientele. Business only
with long-term lease. Retail, landscaping
and wholesale. All inventory included.
Owner will train. $297,500
REACH RICHARD
FOR MORE INFORMATION! 778-6066


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When Buying or Selling,
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Island Dream come true!
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Evenings


2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
FL 34217


778-2246
Office


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MANY "motivated sellers"
Now Available! Call me today...
Karin Stephan
REALTORO
PRESIDENTS CIRCLE
Ich Spreche .
Deutsch
Office:
813-778-0766 !
Mobile:
813-350-5844
LARGE ISLAND ESTATE! (3 LOTS) 4BR/4BA.
Water views! Deep water canal. $389,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB...Spacious 2BR/
2BA turnkey furnished. Pool and spa! $225,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB- Charming, light, roomy
3BR/2BA unit. Special views of Palma Sola
Bay! Many upgrades. Pools/Tennis/Security for
only $196,000.


KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT HOME -
$275,000 Large well maintained 3BR/2BA home
on great boating water. Delightful open floor plan
with family room and lanai. Located across the
street from a private golf course. A real jewel in a
quiet tropical setting.









PERICO BAY CLUB -$129,900 Almost new, at-
tractively turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA end unit
overlooking lake. Quality furnishings, eat-in kitch-
ens, fans, private courtyard and a 2-car garage.
Close to pool. Be sure to see this one.
Call Harold E. Gillihan, PA, GRI
REALTOR*AFTER HOURS 778-2194
H_[l MLS [. neaLrneaL Ofc: 778-2261


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









New Duplex Listing!!!
2BR/1BA upstairs/28R/1BA downstairs duplex.
on the north end of Anna Maria. Walk to Bean
Point and the Rod & Reel Pier. Well maintained.
Just listed at $149,000. Call Ken Jackson at 778-
6986 or Pat Jackson at 778-3301.
Broker. Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell
MIS
WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
SATURDAYS 9AM. to NOON D._



GULFSTREAM REALTY
5600 MARINA DR. STE 8
- f 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 Deut'Dch
:: .Nous Parlons Francai s.NLs
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 813-778-6467
CALL WIEBKE BENTLEY 813-746-0263


Don't forget to vote! A message from ...
It's your right. HISLANDER

City of Holmes Beach B '4" _1 "
Election is March 14.


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BB. Company
LICENSED REAL ES
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKERS


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Island real estate sales
t 202 Lakeview, AM, an elevated 2bed/3bath/2car
canal front home of 1258 sfla, built in 1979 on a
61x110x124x178 lot, was sold 1/27/95, Korican to
Pepka, for $155,000; list $180,000.
t 2906 Avenue C, HB, an elevated 2bed/2bath/2cp
home of 1295 sfla, built in 1982 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 1/25/95, VanSteenburgh to McNamara, for
.$118,500; list $122,900.
t 3801 E Bay Dr, HB, 106 Sunbow Bay IV, a 2bed/
2bath elevated condo of 1100 sfla, built in 1981, was
sold 1/25/95, Dimaria to Dee, for $106,500; list un-
known.


Lisa Varano


Denise Langlois


't' 610 Foxworth, HB, a ground level canal front 3bed/
2bath/2car home of 2200 sfla, built in 1970 on a 95x115
lot, was sold 1/25/95, Kellar to Gallogley, for $200,000;
list $215,000.
The sale price for the Villa Del Sol motel was incor-
rectly reported. The Gulf front motel which also includes
units across Gulf Drive at 2502 Gulf Dr, Bradenton
Beach, sold for $1,995,000 (not $1,100,000 as reported
previously); the list price went from $2,890,000 to
$2,500,000 to $1,995,000. The listing agent was Robert
St. Jean of Re/Max Gulfstream Realty of Holmes Beach.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.
1995.


PROFESSIONAL

RENTAL

MANAGEMENT




Do you have any vacancies left?

We don't! So why don't you let us fill
your rental needs, so you too can have
a successful season.
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
813 778-2246 FAX 778-4978
Serving Anna Maria since 1939


REDUCED OVER $50,000


4232 Marina Court Near Seafood Shack
Spacious, waterfront comer 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. $315,000.
Call Jan Schmidt 792-6933
BROKER/SALESMAN
R.S. Olson GBetter
Real Estate, Inc. I I and Gardes
1 5704 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL (813) 795-3000


OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY MARCH 5 1-4 PM
515 70th St. ....Well maintained canal
front home in Holmes Beach $179,900
117 Beach Ave .... Elevated Gulf view
home in Anna Maria $249,000
4200 Gulf Dr ....... Gulf Sands direct
Gulf front condo $199,000
7216 Holmes Blvd. ........ Luxurious
townhouse in Holmes Beach $199,900
206 Oak Ave. .... Unique, custom built
Anna Maria home $475,000
226 Oak Ave. ... Tudor style canalfront
home $449,000
Sandy Point Condo 2BR/2BA unit in
new complex is a steal for only $84,900!


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P BEACH
BUSINESS
CENTER

C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

Office Suites
Mini Storage
* Retail or Service
CALL NOW
778-2924
5347 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach


Dear Property Owners:


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Would you like more personal
care and involvement for your
rental property? As a rental
agent for Horizon Realty in
Anna Maria, I am committed to
give your property the T.L.C. it
deserves. Please call today!
Sincerely,
Alice Zoller, Rental Agent


HORIZON REALTY
of Anna Maria Inc.


(813) 778-0426
420 Pine Av. Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216


Island bank opens

trust department
First National Bank of
Manatee will begin provid-
ing trust services this
month.
Steven Mills, senior
trust officer, will head the
department.
The Island office of
First National Bank of
Manatee is located at 5324
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
The branch opened in No-
Steven Mills member 1994 and has
quickly expanded services to Island customers.

To Our Northernm Visitors...
Maureen

Anna Maria Realty 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
old friends and new to stop in and say Hi!

Anna Maria City at Bean Point









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.


3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


CANAL FRONT 4-PLEX Probably the only one
of its kind in Holmes Beach. Nice 2 story main
house overlooks Sportsman's Harbor.








HANDY MAN SPECIAL Non-conforming 3BR/
2BA single family home near Gulf with 3 rental
apts. Priced low to allow rehab. $165,000.








MOTEL Mom and Pop operation directly on the
Gulf. A mix of studio, one bedroom and two
bedroom apts. 6 total. $549,000.

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


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Island Realty


uUrL I-MUIII 11o=I/A I t:
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 LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN A TY BROKER
We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Mari.a, Forid 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250

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MODERN ISLAND LIVING
Stunning architecturally designed, custom built home.
This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is of exceptional qual-
ity and design. Lots of space in this beautiful home,
just steps to prime walking beach. Call today for your
own personal tour. Agnes Tooker 778-5287 or Kathy
Tooker Granstad 778-4136.

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


CANALFRONT HOME
Yachtsman's paradise! Lovely 3BR/2.5BA Island
home with living and dining rooms, family room,
fireplace and wrap around porch. Seawall and 70'
boat dock with deep water and quick access to
Tampa Bay. $329,000.

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


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
631 Foxworth. 3BR/3.5BA/1den/2car. 3500 sq. ft. un-
der roof home with 263 feet of seawall. Lavish con-
struction to include Roman Spa bath. $540,000.


SDOW LING
REALTY
409 Pina AV.
Anna Maria


Doug
Dowling
Realty
778-1222


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL -
ESTATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists
extending both Personal AND Professional Services in New Con-
struction & Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Mar-
ket Analysis, Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best
Property Management and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75
Yrs. Combined Experience AND Smiles!


J SAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.










BEAUTIFUL NORTH BEACH VILLAGE, UNIT 56
"JUST LISTED" $169,900
This beautiful townhouse has 2 large Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths,
a large 2-car garage with good storage. Two year old unit fea-
tures upgraded appliances, like new carpet, inter-com system.
Beautiful setting over-looking pool and a short walk to beach.
OPEN HOUSE Call John Zirzow
778-9171 or
SUNDAY 1 to 4 PM office 753-1620

If you see news happen ... call 778-7978.
The Islander Bystander wants to know!


SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT in West
Bradenton! High traffic location, well managed
and tastefully decorated. Seats 150, all equip-
ment and furnishings included. Has 4 COP li-
cense. Ready to go for only $350,000. #59686.
Ask for T. Dolly Young 778-5427 eves.
TIDY ISLAND! Beautiful 2BR/2BA condo
with bayfront view! Cathedral ceilings,
marble fireplace, 5 ceiling fans, 2 car garage,
3 oversized storage areas, 24 hr manned se-
curity gate, front door intercom to second
level. Enjoy all this plus fantastic view of
Sarasota skyline for only $219,000. #62220.
Ask for Karin Stephan 388-1267 eves.
FLAMINGO CAY!! Ground floor 2BR/2BA
condo on wide, deep water canal. Screened
lanai overlooking water. You can walk to the
Palma Sola Bay. Close to pool and tennis
courts. Carport storage, kids and pets OK.
You can own and boat and a house for this
price. $84,500. #59378. Ask for Horace T.
Gilley 792-0758 eves.
MARVELOUS MARTINIQUE...
White sand, blue water
and breathtaking sunsets
here! Tennis, pool, cov-
ered parking, secured
lobby and elevator. Priced
f r from $139,900 to $179,900
for 2BR/2BA.
Carol Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
WESTBAY COVE...1BR/1BA,
pool view! Only $89,900.
MOTEL 6 units CB, Holmes
Beach, central H/A. Excellent
ROI. $430,000.
PALMA SOLA Pool, 3BR/
2BA, lush landscape, large ga-
rage and open floor plan.
$139,900.
600' TO BEACH 3BR/3BA,
bright, charming. 350' covered T. Dolly Young
deck. Tile, French doors. REALTOR/IMS
$219,000. Multi-Million Sales
"OLD FLORIDA CLASSIC" 1/2 778-5427
Acre-secluded. 3BR/3BA, 3 car
garage plus multi-purpose room.
Extras. $189,900.
MARTINIQUE...3BR/3BA Gulf views! Owner financing.
$209,000.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT...Seats 85+ beer/wine
plus apartment.


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Deborah M.
Thrasher
REALTOR5ASSOC.
778-3395


5400 Gulf Dr. 1BR/1BA
:turnkey unit overlooking
pool. Priced to sell!
$84,000.
DUPLEX! Just steps to
the Gulf! 3BR/2BA down,
2BR/1 BA up with pan-
oramic view! GREAT
rental for investor;
assumable mortgage.
Possible owner financing.
$198,500.


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


WANT WATERFRONT?
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 5
10419 W. Spoonbill is a 3BR/3BA on the point at
Flamingo Cay. Eat-in kitchen, formal dining room,
open plan, split bedroom, pool and much, much,
more! $237,000. Open Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. or call
Wedebrock Real Estate, 383-5543 for appointment.
WEDEBROCK REAL ESTATE CO.
(813) 383-5543 6350 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key

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INCOME PROPERTY: 6-plex, four 1 BR/1 BA, one
2BR/1 BA and one 2BR/1.5BA units with an unob-
structed gulfview. Well built concrete block, low
maintenance building. Great opportunity to have
Island lifestyle with income too! Just steps to
sandy beach. $499,500. Call Stan Alder 778-7373
eves or Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.


POOL HOME ON SAILBOAT WATER: Key
Royale 3BR/2BA home with boat dock, 70% stone
lawn. Sprinkler system, double garage, room for ex-
pansion. Reduced to $218,000. Please call Carol R.
Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.


DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: with a spec-
tacular Gulfview. Spacious 2BR/2BA unit. New
ceramic tile in kitchen and hallway. Storm shut-
ters on all windows. Turnkey furnished. Priced
at $229,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
BAYFRONT CONDO: Watch the sunrise from
this 2BR/2BA ground floor corner condo. Park like
setting, steps to pool and tennis, furnished turn-
key. Outstanding value at $118,000. Call Carol R.
Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
BRIDGEPORT: 2BR/2BA condo with an unob-
structed view of the Gulf. Pool, elevator, beach
across street. Price at $119,900. Call Jennifer
Jones 795-2865 eves.
RARE WATERFRONT LOT: On quiet cul-de-
sac near open end of canal in Coral Shores.
Private community where each home reflects
pride of ownership. Hurry before it's gone.
$95,000. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
SAN REMO SHORES Seawalled deep water
canal lot leading to Intracoastal Waterway with
Gulf access. Sailboats are welcome. Only
$82,500. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AILS


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MARCH 2, 1995 W PAGE 33 I1


DINETTE SET, 45" glass top, natural rattan, 4 swivel
chairs with teal cushions. Excellent condition. $600.
794-3991.
ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR, beige Danish modern $100.
Recliner, burgundy $150. Free twin bed. 778-7209.
DINING SET Solid glass table 72 x 40. 4 upholstered
chairs, like new. $500. 798-3712.
TWO CASTRO CONVERTIBLE twin beds that make
into seats also trundle bed. 778-1580.



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.

YARD SALE 115 Pelican, Anna Maria. March 4. 9 am.
VENDORS WANTED! March 18, 8 am-1 pm. Flea
market items, plants, fruits, vegetables or what have
you? $10 per space sponsored by AMICC. Call Francis
778-4488 or Kathy 778-4136 or write to PO Box 695,
Anna Maria 34216.
HUGE YARD SALE 510 69th St., Holmes Beach. March
4. 8:30 am. Antiques, tools, Jet ski & lots of Misc.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE Tarpon Ave., Anna Maria.
March 4, 8 am. Desk, fish tank, weights, waterbed,
wrought iron chairs, misc. bargains. 778-4231.
GARAGE SALE 413 Bay Palm Dr., Holmes Beach.
March 3 & 4. 8 am ?. Misc. household items, Singer
Sewing machine, exercise bike.

SEAGRAPE FESTIVAL, Roser Church, March 11.9 am
- 2 pm. Lunch, baked goods, shell craft, plants, shoes,
books, clothing, jewelry. 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE 234 Chilson, Anna Maria. Friday,
March 3 only. 9-1. Antiques, accessories, area rug,
Duncan Phyfe table. Books & clothes.

HUGE SALE 314 21st St W off Manatee Av. Mar. 3 &
4.9-5. Antiques, antique bird cage, new queen sofa bed,
furniture, rowing machine, designer clothes, 100's misc.

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET March 4. 9-3. Mt.Vernon
Clubhouse 4781 Independence Dr. Baked Goods,
clothing, jewelry, linens, books, tools, white elephants,
coll0etibles, antiques & furniture. Lunch served.

RUMMAGE SALE
Friday March-3 9 am to 2 pm. St. Bernard Activity
Center. 43rd St., Holmes Beach



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 9-10 OAM. For info call Geri 779-
2129. Also personal fitness training, lectures/work-
shops on fitness topics, reasonable rates.

REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
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Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.






MOBILE HOME
Heather Hills Estate
217 48th Ave., W., Bradenton FL
2BR/2BA double wide home. Turnkey
furnished. Glass enclosed front porch.
Carport. Lot included.

CALL 778-0777
Preview: Two hours prior to auction
Terms: $5,000 deposit, balance in 45 days
10% Buyer's Premium


WANTED -WW II, Korea, Vietnam and other veterans
of Foreign War to join Island VFW Post. Call NOW! Bob
DeVane 778-4400.


KEYS FOUND set of 3 keys on ring with silver whistle
found vicinity of Anna Maria Post Office. 778-5405.


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


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. 778-1990.
IF YOU HAVE A BOAT but still have trouble catching
fish,call me. Third-generation Florida fishing guide for
hire. U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Tarpon fishing in Boca
Grande, marlin and dolphin in the Florida Keys or off-
shore grouper and snapper. Have good numbers.
Capt. David Futch. 778-1102.
TRADE OR SALE for Water front property w/cash. 42'
coastal Cruiser, twin 454 HP. Full electronics, sleeps
6, shallow draft. 778-0142.
16' BOAT TRAILER with attached 100 gallon gas tank
& 12-volt pump & hose. 1 year old. 779-2005.


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.
PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER needed for 10 unit
Bayfront Motel, 778-2780.
HELP! Night-time, full-time, bus help. Ivo's Fine Dining
on Longboat Key. 383-8898.

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

HELP WANTED IMMEDIATELY Full-time dish-
washer. Rotten Ralph's, 902 S. Bay Blvd. 778-3953.
STAFF WANTED for central Holmes Beach daycare &
preschool. Teaching experience preferred. 778-2967.
LIVE-IN COMPANION wanted for elderly woman with
health problems. Must drive and have references. 778-
4178 or 794-2273.
BEACH RESTAURANT looking for dishwasher &
counter help. Neat appearance. Apply in person. Joe's
Eats & Sweets, 219 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach.
YOU'VE STILL GOT what it takes. We're looking for
people who want to re-enter the work force. If you have
the time to earn an unlimited income in sales, we're
talking to the right person. UNIGLOBE Travel is the
largest travel agency franchise network in the world.
We offer real advancement opportunities and ongoing
comprehensive training. Call today and start reaping
the rewards. Far Away Places Travel 778-0715.
HELP WANTED full or part time. Apply in person at
Tyler's Ice Cream. 11904 Cortez Rd., Cortez.


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and social skills to work with youth. Ideal for people
with background in athletics. Part-time and full-time po-
sitions available $5.75-$6.50 hourly to start. Benefits
available. Drug free work place. Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Call Scott 778-1908.
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Sa ndy'S awn Mowing Trimming Edging
aw n Hauling By the cut orby the month.
$Service .15 YEARS EXPERIENCE o INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
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Residential &
Commercial
Remodeling
16 Years Experience 1 778-2316
on Anna Maria


ISLAND LUMBER
Sd HARDWARE
213 54th St. Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5* SATURDAY 8 to 12


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Serving Annao Maria. Longboat
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EMERGENCY SERVICE -
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LUGGAGE REPAIRS
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Painting by Elaine
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"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR
& EXTERIOR
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We repair popcom ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468


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FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


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SMALL HOME REPAIRS
CUSTOM FENCES
DECKS SIDING
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DOORS WINDOWS
ODD JOBS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
778-7603
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32-Year Island Resident


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


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


EXPERIENCED Christian woman to sit occasional early
evenings for two children, ages 4 and 5. Non-smoker.
References. Reply to PO Box 699, Anna Maria 34216.



LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports or the golf course. Flat rates. Sun-
shine 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.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places available
Mon. Thru Fri. 7-6. Ages 2-12. Qualified teachers in
preschool environment. 778-2967.

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.

TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.

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

MANATEE MOWERS Island Lawn Service. Respon-
sible, reliable and reasonable. Call Donnie Rivera 778-
7508 for free estimate.

LANDSCAPING, TREE TRIMMING & HAULING. For
free estimates call 778-3995 or 778-1497 between
9am-3pm.

ANNA MARIA Glass & Screen in addition to all your
glass, screen and stained glass needs now introduces
window and screen washing. Call 778-2022 for appt.


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,
shampoo-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.

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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.

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, window cleaning, small paint jobs and yard work.
Thorough & careful with references. Peter, 778-8436.
HOME REPAIR and Painting. 35 years experience in all
areas of construction and remodeling. Gulf Breeze Ser-
vices Co. 750-8466.


OFFICE SPACE, professional building with elevator in
centrally located Holmes Beach. $200 and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.

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

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.
GULF FRONT CONDO annual 2BR/1BA. $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.

FURNISHED STUDIO condo available 10/1/95. Gulfront,
heated pool, cable, washer/dryer, tile. Available week,
month, seasonal. Reserve now for 96. 813-792-2888.
WANTED 2BR/2BA, W/D, reasonable. Three months,
Jan.-March 96. Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. 778-7423.

WESTBAY COVE -1 BR, pool view. March available. T.
Dolly Young 778-0766, 778-5427 Prudential FL Realty.
VACATION TRADE Summer month in Door County,
Wl. 2BR condo for winter month in like type accommo-
dations in Islander area. 778-5018.

GULF FRONT 3BR/2BA immaculate beach house
on N. Shore Drive. Steps to water. Best on beach!
Available: April 16-May 1 & July 1-8. $800 to $1,800
a week. 778-3171.
MARCH RENTAL Clean & comfortable 1BR cottage
with beach access. $1350 includes all. Will consider
weekly. 778-2832.
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ACROSS FROM BEACH 2BR/2BA, cable TV, micro-
wave, utilities & linens furnished. $1,000/mo March or
April. $100 security. 778-2884.
SAN REMO SHORES Deep water canal, 2BR/2BA,
garage, dock, AC. $875/mo annual. 778-0217.
SEASONAL April thru June. 1 BR furnished apt. near City
Pier Anna Maria. Weekly, monthly. 778-4543 after 6 pm.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA apt w/screened lanai. $600/mo in-
cludes water, lawn & trash. Call Island Real Estate,
778-6066.
VACATION RENTALS by the month or week available
March 1. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CONDO ON GULF available April 1. Pool, tennis. 1 BR
$1,600/mo. 2/BR $2,000/mo. 778-0076.
EASTER SPECIALS: 423 Spring Ave: modern and
breezy, elevated 2 bedroom home, walk to beach and
Bay, $500/wk. 2910 Ave. E: Gulffront splendor with new
heated pool huge 1BR/1BA $650/wk. 2BR/2BA pan-
oramic Gulf view $850/wk. Holmes Beach condo: 1500
s.f. of luxury with decks facing east and west, pool and
steps to beach $600/wk. Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria,
Inc. 778-7244.


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.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. March 5. 1-4. 1230 Spoonbill
Landings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron
Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
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.
'.IVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or incoinQ property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4gq8.
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.

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

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.


TRADE OR SALE for water front property w/cash. 42'
Coastal Cruiser, twin 454 HP, full electronics. Sleeps 6,
shallow draft. 778-E142.
BY OWNER: Clean, ready to live in 2BR/1BA home in
Anna Maria! $134,900. Call 778-7127.
TRADE OR SELL Cancun Palace (RED) interval own-
ership. Luxury 2BR/2BA, golf, beachfront, other ameni-
ties. $12,900. 778-5427, 795-4882.
MOBILE HOME 1BR/1 BA with FL room. $10,500 OBO.
Corner lot, 2 parking spaces, furnished, Bay view,
Bradenton Beach. Lot 55 Pines TP. 778-7902.

MOTEL Beautiful 6-unit motel w/heated pool & gor-
geous courtyard. One half block to beach in nice resi-
dential area. Priced to sell $375,000. For additional in-
formation, call Connie L. Carberry, Realtor. RE/MAX
Action Group. 800-735-4190 or 813-522-4122.

Traumhafte Eigentumswohnung am Tiefwasserkanal
mit eigenem Steg. Wunderschoene Anlage! $229,000
- Bitte rufen Sie Wiebke Bentley bei RE/MAX
Gulfstream an. 778-7777.

PERICO ISLAND CONDO Spectacular water views,
immaculate contemporary villa. 1,825 sq. ft., 2BR/2BA,
lanai, 2-car garage, better than new, luxurious. Just
move in and enjoy the fishing, swimming pool, steam
room, gym, club-house, tennis and twilight dinners at
the beach. Value priced at $105,000. Owner, 795-4800.

ANNA MARIA Bayfront 3 bedrooms, fireplace, fabulous
views of Tampa Bay and Skyway Bridge. Owner will
finance $325,000. Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX Gulfstream
Realty 778-7777.
DUPLEX LOT $49,900. Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX
Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
UNIQUE DUPLEX 4 bedroom, 3 baths, peak-a-views of
Gulf and Bay, plenty of storage, large deck for entertain-
ing. $136,000. Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX Gulfstream
Realty 778-7777.

OPEN Sunday 12-4. 2105 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
Charming 1930's 3BR/2BA. Completely remodeled and
updated! Ceramic/oak floors, 10' ceilings, lush land-
scaping, picket fenced, attic, storage building. Winner
1994 B.B Beautification Award! $174,900. 778-1165
appointment anytime.

JUST REDUCED! Be happy that you've found this 3BR/
2BA second floor end unit condo ... open floor plan w/
vaulted ceilings, views of Palma Sola Bay from big
screened lanai. Loads of community activities, pool,
tennis. $182,000. Dick Rowse 778-2003, Smith Real-
tors 778-0777.

NICE MOBILE HOME, 2 blocks to beaches. New FL
room, central air & heat. Priced right. Pines Park 778-
5823 or 778-2418.

JUST REDUCED! 2BR/2BA Jasmine model villa w/at-
tached garage. Views of nature sanctuary on Palma
Sola Bay from living room, kitchen and master BR loft,
vaulted ceilings, screened lanar. New price of $117,000.
Dick Rowse 778-2003, Smith Realtors 778-0777.
GREAT DEAL 2 contigious ROR lots w/3 residential
units. 400' from Gulf. Hi visibility. Owner financing
$149K. Principles only 778-6075.
75' WIDE TRIPLEX LOT. Gulf & Bay view, 250' to
beach. Owner financing if qualified. 778-9555.


ECONOMY CONSTRUCTION
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Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
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HOMETOWN OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM SUNDAY 7 AM to 9 PM* PHONE 778-4100
1pIPa We Welcome Food Stamps
PRICES EFFECTIVE NOW THROUGH TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1995


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FREE BLOOD
PRESSURE CHECK
Every Friday
11 AM to NOON


RIGHT HERE ON THE ISLAND!
^JLTLJ SS^ RGHT HERE ON THE ISLAND!


SIRLOIN
SIZZLERS


SKINLESS
Chicken Breasts
WITH RIBS


Green Onions &
Green Pep 'rs
2 $4 00e,


DELI DEPARTMENT
"SLICED TO ORDER"
Boiled
HAM
$99/


THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING ISLAND FOODS ...


SHOULDER
PICNIC HAM


DELI DEPARTMENT
Potato Salad


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