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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Former Mayor Ray Simches dies


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
Ray Simches, the elder statesman of Anna Maria
politics, lost his battle with cancer Monday morning.
He was 74.
Diagnosed last year with colon cancer, Simches
underwent surgery in late October to have a tumor re-
moved and then began an aggressive course of chemo-
therapy as he fought the disease with the same un-
daunted spirit that became his hallmark of leadership
during his six years as Anna Maria City's mayor.
Even while he was homebound, Simches kept his
hand on the tiller of the ship of municipal government
through regular visits paid to his home by City Clerk


Peggy Nelson. Simches
hoped he would be able to l
return to city hall, but even-
tually it became apparent
even to him this was not to
be. Simches resigned his
post on Dec. 5, 1994. -
Although his body be-
came increasingly weak,
Simches' keen mind and ra-
zor wit never flagged, ac- Simches
cording to friends. From his
bed, where nearby a favorite picture of a benevolent
king of a Shakespeare tragedy looked on, Simches


Springtime,
Springfest
Bronze sculptor Carl
Wagner's version of a
mermaid mesmerized
patrons of the 7th
Annual Springfest Arts
and Crafts Festival at
Holmes Beach City
Park. The festival is a
benefit for the Anna
Maria Island Art
League. For more
photos of the art
festival, see page 14. .
Winning artists are .
listed on page 15. "
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood











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Lack of participation may doom IEOC


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Island Emergency Operations Center may be-
come nothing more than a command center for Island
evacuation, said Fire Chief Andy Price, if he does not
get more participation from the Island cities.
Price, the IEOC's director, was disappointed at last
week's meeting when Bradenton Beach was the only
city to send representatives. Without more participa-
tion, the IEOC cannot continue to function as it was
envisioned, said Price.
"I'm at a loss," said Price. "We've had a lot of good
ideas but unfortunately, it takes too long to get things
done and there's never a consensus. The idea of the
IEOC is great but unless you have full participation
from everyone it won't work."
The IEOC was initiated in 1990 with representatives
from the three Island cities and the fire district to give the
Island more control over emergency operations and coor-


dinate action and resources during emergencies.
"The purpose of the IEOC was to collectively do
what an individual city cannot do," explained Price.
"Unfortunately, we're reverting back to wanting indi-
vidual identities rather than working as a whole."
Price said the City of Bradenton Beach and the fire
district have been the only two entities dedicated to the
center. The fire district has performed the majority of
the work generated by the IEOC in the past but no
longer has the time to do so, he added.
"We certainly have to try and keep it operable in case
we have to activate it, but it may not go much beyond
that," said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney.
"The problem is not handling the emergency but
the recovery afterwards," noted Price. "If we get hit
hard, there's other areas in the county that will be hit
just as hard. The county will be so busy taking care of
their own that I don't know how much help they'll be
able to give us."


would receive callers.
"I've had a good life," Simches told us less than
two weeks before his death.
A memorial service for Simches will be held at
Roser Memorial Community Church on Wednesday,
March 15, at 11 a.m. Anna Maria City Hall will be
close for the day in honor of the former mayor, and the
meeting of Island elected officials, scheduled Wednes-
day, has been postponed a week.
Throughout his illness and until the end, Simches
maintained a sharp interest in city business, probing his
visitors with questions about the progress of municipal
PLEASE SEE SIMCHES, PAGE 2



Courtney,

Maloney, Martini

win Holmes

Beach election
Luke Courtney and Billie Martini have been re-
elected and political newcomer Don Maloney elected
to two-year terms on the Holmes Beach City Council
following Tuesday's city election.
More than 30 percent of the 3,766 registered voters
1,157 voters cast ballots in Tuesday's election.
Vote tallys for the candididates included:
Luke Courtney, 726 votes, 22.2 percent.
Don Maloney, 701 votes, 21.4 percent.
Billie Martini, 643 votes, 19.7 percent.
Roger Lutz, 520 votes, 15.9 percent.
Mike Faarup, 261 votes, 8 percent.
Lee Edwards, 218 votes, 6.7 percent.
Deborah Spence, 158 votes, 4.8 percent.
Heathcliff Kryszczuk, 42 votes, 1.3 percent.
"I appreciate the voter's confidence," Courtney
told The Islander Bystander.
"It's a shame more people didn't turn out,"
Maloney said.



Anna Maria tour

of homes is this

weekend!

For all the details and a
glimpse at all the
houses,
see page 19








SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Bad trees..................................................... 4
Opinions ................ ................................. 6
Those Were the Days ............................ 7
Island poet ................................................ 18
Architect Fletcher....................................... 22
St. Patrick's Day........................................ 23
Streetlife ........................................................ 29
Anna Maria tides ....................................... 31
Real estate .................................................... 32
Crossword puzzle...................................... 33


MARCH 16, 1995


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






Jm PAGE 2 0 MARCH 16, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Additional revenue sought in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Budget reform, including abolishing city contribu-
tions to not-for-profit organizations, is being discussed
in Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach City Councilman John
Kaufmann offered a number of proposals to enhance
revenue for the city. Probably the most controversial is
a proposal to "adopt a policy phasing out funding to
outside organizations over a two-year period beginning
in fiscal year 1995-96."
The organizations could still receive funds from
Bradenton Beach in the form of a not-for-profit "com-
munity organization." The organization would be es-
tablished through a trust fund of contributions, with
money to be expended through a board Kaufmann en-
visions comprised of business, public and private rep-
resentatives. A similar trust oversees the Tingley Me-
morial Library in the city.
There was no action or discussion on Kaufmann's
suggestions after he unveiled the proposals last week.
Among the organizations that receives city funds
is the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Save
Anna Maria also received $1,000 from the city to aug-
ment its legal defense fund in battling the proposed
"mega-bridge" to replace the Anna Maria Island
Bridge.


Other revenue enhancing proposals include:
Transferal of the sanitation reserve fund ear-
marked for new garbage trucks from local invest-
ment accounts to a State of Florida reserve account,
which receives a higher rate of interest.
Fully recover all copy expenses and staff time
involved in the copying for the Tingley Library,
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier, Public Works Depart-
ment and Community Redevelopment Agency. Those
expenses currently come out of the city's general fund
or the city clerk budget
Evaluation of the existing utility franchise fees.
The city currently receives one to six percent from
Florida Power & Light, GTE and Paragon Cable for use
of city right-of-ways for utilities.
Increases in development and growth-related rev-
enue through fees and charges that might cover specific
portions or percentages of planning and development
efforts. Some increases took place last week with a 22
percent increase in building permit fees.
Creation of a committee to review methods and
costs of issuing occupational license fees.
Continued application for federal, state and local
grants.
Review of the utility billing and collection poli-
cies, especially late payment policies.


Re-assignment of the public works employee
charged with maintaining the "historic old-town" dis-
trict in the city so his salary comes from the Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency account
Kaufmann said the city's cash reserves have shown
a steady decline from historically high levels several
years ago. "It's not dangerously low," Kaufmann said
of the $174,000 cash reserve, "but we need to watch
what we're doing. We need to think about how to gen-
erate additional income. We should have a cash reserve
of at least twice what we have now."
The reserve was about $500,000 in the late 1980s,
Kaufmann said. Expenses from the loss of several law-
suits filed against the city by Bridge Street bar owners
objecting to city laws mandating early closing times
took much of the reserve account.
"There has been no increase in the cash reserve
account since 1992," he said. "We need to take what-
ever leftover money we have at the end of the year and
put it into the reserves, not spend it"
Mayor Katie Pierola said the reserve had reached
such high levels a few years ago due to a "flurry of
construction, and what I predict is that we're having
another flurry here right now." She said a number of
development projects in the city will increase the city
tax base and provide more revenue for the city.


Who was that masked artist?
In a progressive series of art instruction classes
sponsored by Roser Memorial Community Church
and the Artist Guild, children have been learning the
finer points of three-dimensional art, culminating in
these African-style masks. The collective works of the
children's art classes will be on display at a showing
set for April at the Island Branch Library. For more
details ask for Zoe at the Guild at 778-6694. Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood
















Holmes Beach curbside


recycling begins today


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
At last week's meeting the Holmes Beach City
Council approved a contract with Waste Management
for a curbside recycling program to begin today.
Blue bins were delivered to each residence last
week for the pick-up of plastics, three kinds of glass
and tin and aluminum cans. Newspapers are already
picked up curbside.
Residents are asked to rinse plastic soda, juice,
water, milk, detergent and bleach bottles and remove
the lids before discarding them. They are asked to do
the same with glass bottles.
Items unacceptable for pick-up include motor oil,
hazardous chemicals, shoe and food boxes, magazines,
phone books, window glass, light bulbs, drinking
glasses, and dishes.
In other business council:


Approved a bid of $4,986 for the purchase of a
batting cage for the baseball field behind city hall. The
cage will be purchased with funds from the Hagen
Family Foundation. Other funds from the foundation
were used to purchase bleachers and lights for the field.
Requested approval from the Department of En-
vironmental Protection for a grant of $26,700 to con-
struct beach walkovers. The grant will cover 75 percent
of the cost of the project. The city will be responsible
for $8,900. The total cost of the project is $35,600.
Approved budget transfers of $16,518 from the
police department to general government services and
charges and $10,303 from the general contingency
fund to the public works department.
Approved a contract with the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council for assistance in reviewing the city's
comprehensive plan. The estimated cost of the services is
$23,275, of which $20,000 will come from grant funds.


Thank you from Bradenton Beach


Permanent "thank yous" to those who assisted in
helping the beach in Bradenton Beach have been in-
stalled at the Katie Pierola Sunset Park.
The beachfront park, in the 2300 block of Gulf
Drive, has two plaques thanking those who assisted in
the creation of the park and last year's beach
renourishment project. The plaques are on the tiki


tables.
Receiving thanks from the Bradenton Beach City
Council are the families of: Aziz, Charlton, Dama,
Hayes, Kaufmann, Merkerder, Nichel, Sandberg,
Shockley, Stoneburner, Bartizal, Calagna, Dryden,
Hoey, Hogue, Hook, Kane, Kreidler, Ruffino,
Rodriquez, Shute, Sinclair and-Wagner: ............


Simches
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
projects he had initiated, such as funding for bike
paths and drainage.
Simches' political life in Anna Maria City was
marked, from the beginning, by victories. Twice, he
went unchallenged in his bid for reelection, and the
times when mayoral hopefuls appeared on the hori-
zon, they were defeated in landslide elections.
The Simches' administration with its pains-
taking attention to the process of decision making
never fell out of favor with the voters.
Key dates in the political life of Ray Simches
include:
October 1985 Appointed to the city's
planning commission.
February 1986 Elected as a city commis-
sioner.
February 1988 Reelected as a city com-
missioner.
February 1989 Elected as mayor for one-
year term, the remainder of resigned Mayor Bill
Schmutz' term, beating challengers Jay Rivera and
Dudley Mercer by wide margins.
February 1990 Unopposed for reelection,
wins two-year term as mayor.
February 1992 Unopposed for reelection,
wins two-year term as mayor.
February 1994 Beats challenger George
McKay and wins two-year term as mayor.
December 1994 Resigns mayor's office.
An obituary appears on page 18.
' ' . . . . . . . .






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 16, 1995 E PAGE 3 IB


Bridge Street beefs prompt more police patrols


By Paul Roat
Proliferation of a "baggy pants, hats-on-sideways
crowd" at night on Bridge Street has prompted resi-
dents to ask for enhanced police patrols, more arrests
and consideration of earlier bar closing hours in
Bradenton Beach.
Increased activity along the street late at night has
caused more drinking, noise and disturbances, residents
in the area told Bradenton Beach City Council mem-
bers last week. The problems have escalated in the last
few months and prompted at least one resident to place
her mobile home up for sale to get away from the area.
"Night by night and week by week there is ongo-
ing noise, violence, trespassing, vandalism, car crashes,
broken fences and an inordinate amount of beer-con-
tainer litter," Pines Trailer Park Manager Lee
Myczkowski told council members.
"Drunks leave Bridge Street and walk down the area's
residential streets and alley ways yelling, screaming, talk-
ing very loud, singing at the top of their lungs and break-
ing bottles and kicking beer cans down the street The
drunks that aren't walking around are driving drunk
driving slamming car doors, boom-boxing their music
at full volume, screeching tires, bikers with little or no
muffler systems and so forth.


"The word is out at the area colleges and schools
as far away as Venice, Englewood and St. Petersburg,
and the word is 'Hey guys, let's hit Bradenton Beach,
it's just like the wild, wild west; anything goes, they
only got one cop on duty at night and he can't be ev-
erywhere.'"
Connie Drescher, a resident at the park, said, "It
seems that 2:30 (bar closing) is awfully late. Drinking
seems to be the biggest problem, and it seems to have
gotten much worse since last summer."
Former city councilman and Pines Trailer Park
resident Leroy Arnold told council members he re-
membered when similar or worse problems
plagued the city in the mid-1980s.
"The Beach Lounge (now demolished) was the
worst. The Cortez fishermen who used to go there
would go out into the parking lot and get into fights,
although it was usually with each other and they'd
leave the rest of the people alone. It was recreation on
their part," Arnold said.
He said attempts by previous city councils to have
earlier bar closing hours prompted massive lawsuits by
bar owners against the city, lawsuits that the city lost.
"There have been some incidents, but I believe it
can be controlled" without earlier bar closings, Arnold
said of recent Bridge Street late-night activity.
Police Chief Jack Maloney said he was aware of
the problems on the street and was taking steps to cor-
rect the problems voiced by residents. Manpower short-
ages have hampered police efforts to curb the noise and
drunkenness, Maloney said, but he has redirected part
of his budget to overtime for officers to increase patrols
of Bridge Street.
The manpower problems should be corrected with
last week's hiring of an additional police officer,
Maloney said, and shifting patrols within the city will
have two or three officers on duty during the evening
and early morning hours on weekends the time of
most of the problems in the area.
Noise problems have lessened, he said, and bar
managers have been requested to keep doors closed and
music volume lowered.
"Complaints on Bridge Street are only about eight


percent of the calls we receive," Maloney said, "and the
cops spend about 20 percent of their patrol time there.
There is a problem there and we're trying to correct it."



Anna Maria City
3/15, 9 a.m., Planning and Zoning Board
subcommittee on tree regulations -canceled
3/21, 9 a.m., Staff meeting
3/22, 9 a.m., Planning and Zoning Board
subcommittee on tree regulations

Bradenton Beach
3/16, 12:30 p.m., Citizens Advisory Task Force
3/16, 1 p.m., Council meeting followed by
special meeting on fair housing for block grant
3/17, 10 a.m., Workshop for realtors on
fair housing for the block grant

Holmes Beach
3/16, 7 p.m., Special meeting on T-end canal
docks canceled
3/21, 2 p.m., Planning Commission
3/21, 7:30 p.m., Council work
session canceled

Of Interest
3/15, 9 a.m., Citizens Advisory Committee of
the Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion, Tingley Library, 111 Second St. N.,
Bradenton Beach
3/20, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall
3/20, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District Com-
mission work session on the five-year plan, fire
station, Holmes Beach
3/22, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach
City Hall -rescheduled from 3/15
3/22, 7:30 p.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, fire station Holmes Beach


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Jfh PAGE 4 A MARCH 16, 1995 W THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Australian pines: bad, bad, bad beach trees
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
As great a threat to the Island way of life as hurri-
canes or high-rise condos may be the Australian pine.
uThat seems to be the conclusion toward which ex-
perts are swiftly heading, including some Anna Maria
Islanders who know the pesky tree best.
This pine which is not a pine drops needles that are
not needles to form a thick mat that smothers what few
native plants the tree doesn't kill with its shade. No-
body who really knows the tree likes it, but those who
literally have to live with it are downright hostile.
They are the public works directors of the Island's -
three cities. They are constantly at war with the tree,
which they recognize as an invader attacking their Is-
land, particularly its vulnerable shoreline.
One aspect of his battle that Bill Zimmerman of
Anna Maria City finds most frustrating is the lack of
current scientific information on the subject.
"A lot of the science regarding the Australian pine
is 20 or 30 years old," he explains. "So it's really off
the front burner of the scientific community. Science
years ago accepted as solidly established the really bad
effects of this invasive tree. They've gone on to other.... .
subjects, no one is working on it any more."


Beach killer
What it does, Zimmerman and scientists agree, is
destroy beaches. Not harm them, not wreck them, just
flat destroy them altogether.
Its winged seeds travel on wind or water, the seed-
lings can grow five to 10 feet per year, the trees grow
in clumps up to 100 feet tall and kill native vegetation
by cutting off the sunlight. Its root system spreads wide
and shallow, hogging nutrients near the surface from
less aggressive native plants.
It thrives almost anywhere at island elevations -
"it even grows in salt water," Holmes Beach Public
Works Director John Fernandez says almost indig-
nantly.
This spoiler is especially quick to take over "new"
shoreline. Ann F. Johnson wrote in last year's assess-
ment of the problem of invasive species:
"It does not require disturbance of native vegeta-
tion by humans to invade, since it invades a habitat,
coastal sand deposits, that is naturally subject to peri-
odic disturbance and re-building by waves.
"This means that, absent any active intervention, in
time all remaining subtropical Florida coastal areas
now containing diverse native vegetation will be dis-
placed and dominated by Australian pine."
And if that happens, the beaches inevitably will go.
As Zimmerman explains it, the sea oats that stitch
dunes together have roots that drive 50 or 60 feet down
to anchor the dunes in place. Australian pines kill the
sea oats with shade, strangle them with the thick litter
of their fallen needles, and starve them by gobbling all
the available food in the soil. With no vegetation to
hold dunes in place, the sea moves ever inshore.

Birth of a monster
How did this monster get where it is today? We
brought it, we humans, imported it in the early 1900s
as a shade tree and decorative windbreak.
It is not a pine: What appear to be pine needles are

A tree grows in
Anna Maria .
No, these Anna Maria
Island Privateers aren't
digging for buried trea-
sure, they're planting
palm trees at the foot of
the Anna Maria City Pier.
The Privateers were up
bright and early Saturday
morning to plant the trees
which were donated by
the Island Kiwanis Club.
The new benches were
donated by the Lion's
Club, and the whole
project is part of the
beautification efforts of
Anna Maria Mayor Dottie
McChesney. Islander
Photo: Mark Ratli -4 ;


Going, going, gone?
Australian pines are an invasive exotic tree that serves to enhance erosion, as this photo of the north end of


Longboat Key attests. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
actually slender green quill-like twigs, tiny branches of
the tree. Its roots are fine and extraordinarily numerous,
forming a heavy mat not far under the surface.
The shallow root systems and the height of the
trees make them vulnerable to wave and wind. Un-
checked by sea oats-anchored dunes, waves sweep
sand away from roots and undercut the tree, which
topples in the wind. Undercut or not, the root system
isn't deep enough to hold the tree down in a high wind.
This makes the Australian pine dangerous to property
and a special kind of peril to traffic evacuating an is-
land during a hurricane.
Another unpleasant feature of the root system is
"root suckers," little shoots from the roots that make
Australian pine stands extremely difficult to stamp out.
A scientific team established in 1969 discovered
that "the fine roots develop conspicuous nodules which
are inhabited by nitrogen-fixing microorganisms. This
accounts in part for the ability of this tree to flourish in
nutrient-deficient soils."

News is all bad
There doesn't seem to be much good in this unwel-
come interloper, which the knowledgeable call Casua-
rina equisetifolia.
Chief among its victims is the mangrove, the be-
ginning of the marine food chain. The mangrove's
roots shelter the tiny beginnings of life in the sea, and
the leaves and bark it sheds into the sea around its feet
decay into food for these small bits of life.
In killing the native plant life, the Australian pine
tree destroys the habitat of many native land animals
on the shore.
The trees often shade turtle nests, lengthening
incubation time and altering natural sex ratios, and
roots and fallen trees may interfere with the turtles'


nesting activities.
Birds are casualties, for many species have
evolved to share the shores with plants that have devel-
oped there. The birds nest and rear their young in the
shelter of those native trees and bushes, and feed from
their produce. Claims that the Australian pine offers a
home to birds are "just bunk," says Zimmerman.
Everything under these trees is doomed. Thoma,
Geary, research plant physiologist for the U.S. Fores
Service, wrote years ago: "It will be impossible for yot
to restore beach dunes or mangrove wetlands that con
tain Australian pine trees. These trees are aggressive(
colonizers that form pure stands that will kill your na-
tive trees and plants by shading them out. In turn this
will destroy the value of the land for wildlife habitat
Australian pines are valued by some people as a shad)
refuge on the beach, but this is a drastic means of pro-
viding shade. When hurricane winds hit pure stands ol
Australian pines, a terrible mess will be created. Man)
trees will snap off several feet above ground, while
other trees will be blown down and uprooted."

Now what?
What to do about it? People got the trees here,
people will have to get them out. Everyone agrees on
that, especially the three public works directors on
Anna Maria Island.
Holmes Beach's Fernandez probably is further
along than the others in this battle. He has applied for
help from the state, has survived the "first cut" of the
weeding-out of grant applications and is hopeful for
final approval soon.
Under this program his crews would cut out Aus-
tralian pines and "put other vegetation in their place,
sea-grape or something else indigenous to Island life,"
and the state would reimburse the city for the costs.
Anna Maria City is approaching a revision in or-
dinances that apply to invasive species, says
Zimmerman. One proposal that never was adopted
would have required builders to remove all exotic spe-
cies from a site before construction. That died in the
city commission at the behest of a local resident who,
Zimmerman recalls, actively disliked Australian pines
but felt that requiring their removal by law was not
constitutional. It may be revisited, and new provisions
to attack the problem are being drafted.
Bradenton Beach has wiped out all the Australian
pines and other exotics from in front of the city pier,
Building Official Whitey Moran says, but "that was on
city land. We can't cut trees on private property." He
was quick to promise, though, that "any citizen who
wants to cut down his trees will get a permit almost
instantly, and free of charge."
Beyond that, the cities' officials can only encour-
age people to get rid of their trees and discourage them
from planting any such new ones.
There is substantial literature on the subject,
Zimmerman said, and he offers it on loan to anyone
interested.




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Batter up
The approval of baseball's muckety-muck elite own-
ers for a St. Petersburg major league team was a historic
moment for all the people who worked so hard over the
course of 19 years. A proud moment. We're all the winners.
Over the shouts of hip, hip, hoo "Rays!" the overwhelm-
ing theme of speakers at the event was taken from the movie
Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come."
St. Petersburg built it and they got 'em. Devil Rays.
But in the meantime, people throughout the kingdom of
baseball scoffed. They called the city fathers fools for daring
to build a stadium without first having a team.
Scientists say the devil ray can't survive in a aquarium.
We hope they survive and flourish in the dome.
On Anna Maria, we have a different scenario that
could work out the same. If we build a new, tall fixed-span
bridge to Anna Maria will "they" come? "They" being
more and more cars and more traffic than our two-lane Is-
land roads can handle.
DOT says no. It's a two-lane replacement of a two-lane
bridge. (Let's not even mention the fact that the next 5-year
plan includes a second two-lane span.)
SAM members are busy raising money for attorney fees
to fight the bridge first step at the state administrative level.
A hearing scheduled for March 29 would have addressed what
SAM claims was improper notification of residents within 300
feet of the bridge landfall in Holmes Beach.
SAM called with their "good news" this week. A re-
quest by the SAM attorney delaying the March 29 hearing
until at least May 2 was approved.
Inevitably either DEP will permit the bridge and SAM
will request a hearing or DEP will deny a permit and DOT
will request the hearing and the hearing officer has agreed
that both issues, the current one of notification and the DEP
permit, should be considered together.
The SAM members will have more time to raise funds
and Island elected officials will have more time to consider
their responsibilities in upholding resolutions against a 65-
foot, fixed-span bridge to the Island.
About a year ago, I sat with Anna Maria Mayor Ray
Simches over a cup of coffee discussing the future.
Ray was opposed to DOT's planned 65-foot bridge. In
our conversation he jokingly speculated that after the huge
bridge was completed we should build a tent over the Is-
land, a super dome-like structure that would afford year
'round enjoyment with maximum air conditioning and
amusements for visitors.
Cooperation was a key component of Ray's years of
service to the City of Anna Maria. In our spirit of jest that
day he suggested a roller coaster ride could "tour" the
length of the three Island cities.
Ray passed away this week, but his long-remembered
legacy will be his role in obtaining representation on the
Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Island. His
gentle-spoken manner, his brand of leadership and his vi-
sion will be missed.
Bonner Presswood

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Sorry about signature snafu
In a political advertisement in The Islander By-
stander March 9 issue, we listed names of approxi-
mately 120 residents, taxpayers and business people
who were supporting the candidacies of Luke
Courtney, Billie Martini and Don Maloney for city
council seats in the March 14 election.
Two of these listed individuals called to our atten-
tion that the use of their names in this endorsement had
not been authorized as used. They were Ed Chiles and
Jack Armstrong.
We immediately began investigating the names
which had been turned in by one volunteer campaign
worker for Mr. Maloney, who may have given the im-
pression that the ad was only for Mr. Maloney or mis-
understood the response. We found the names of Rob-
ert and Helen Klos also had been submitted without a
clear understanding.
We apologize for any misunderstanding this may
have caused. We value highly the name and reputation
of each individual and it is in that context that we of-
fer this correction and regret. We do not treat it lightly.
Bob VanWagoner, Friends to elect Luke Courtney,
Billie Martini and Don Maloney

Write now for right to speak
The 1991 Jennings vs. Dade County court decision
prohibits the citizens of Florida from discussing land
use issues with their local elected officials. Communi-
cation may only take place in a public meeting.
The passage of House Bill #5 and Senate Bill 438 will
restore that right with the responsibility of properly report-
ing the communication placed on the elected official.
The Manasota League of Cities urges your readers
to call their state representatives and state senators sup-
porting passage of these two important bills.
Rich Bohnenberger, mayor, Holmes Beach

No consent
I was quite surprised to open your paper this week and
see my name used in an endorsement of a slate of candi-
dates for election to the Holmes Beach City Council. I do
not support this slate of candidates and have not given
anyone permission to use my name in this manner. I am
extremely disturbed that this would be done without my_


consent and wonder how many other supposed support-
ers had their names used in a similar fashion.
I also cannot help but wonder if this ad was placed
by persons affiliated with the campaign intentionally at
the last minute so as to prohibit me from responding in
kind until after the election.
Ed Chiles, Holmes Beach

Forums perform important
service to voters
As president of the newly-formed Holmes Beach
Civic Association, I want to thank the Holmes Beach
City Council candidates and interested voters who at-
tended the association's candidates' forum held Feb.
18. Likewise, I commend The Islander Bystander for
conducting a second candidates' forum on March 1.
Because of such opportunities, voters in Holmes
Beach can go to the polls armed with the knowledge
and ability to make informed decisions.
As a relative newcomer to Holmes Beach, I am
continuously impressed with the high level of interest
among the community-at-large as to the future of our
city and the Island on which it is situated.
Considerations such as a high-rise bridge, in-
creased density allowances, ownership of T-end canal
docks and changes in the alcohol dispensation allow-
ances have been under discussion by the city's plan-
ning commission or council, and public awareness and
active participation in the process of local policy mak-
ing has been evident by the increased numbers in atten-
dance at the pertinent meetings.
I salute the citizens of Holmes Beach who are not
content to remain silent on issues that will impact the
quality of their lives and the life of beautiful Anna
Maria Island.
I feel privileged to live in a community where there
is a real sense that people can and do make a difference.
Our informed.vote on Tuesday, March 14, will deter-
mine the direction of that difference.
Shirley Romberger, president,
Holmes Beach Civic Association

For more of Your Opinions,
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 6, Life at Fort Dade_
by June Alder


This may have been Sgt. Jones standing in the entrance to the stable/wagon shed
built in 1900-01.

CHANGES AT THE FORT


John P. Jones, son of Anna Maria
Island homesteader John R. Jones, was
a soldier stationed at newly built Fort
Dade on Egmont Key shortly after the
Spanish-American War of 1898. In later
life he wrote a memoir about his expe-
riences that gives fascinating glimpses
of Army life in those days.
This week, continuing his story,
Jones tells about the reorganization of
the military units at Dade and nearby
Fort DeSoto on Mullet Key. As a result,
Jones got a promotion and a new job he
didn't like very much.

By John P. Jones
The time came when the powers-
that-be decided to split up the regiments
of heavy artillery into numbered compa-
nies comprising the "Coast Artillery
Corps." (This was the forerunner of the
U.S. Coast Guard.)
Battery A became the nucleus of the
111th and First companies and a large
number of recruits arrived. They were
camped in tents all over Egmont Key
until the First was moved to the new
barracks at Fort DeSoto.
My outfit, the 111th, remained at
Dade under the command of Captain
Frank K. Ferguson, as fine an officer as
ever lived, in my opinion. (He died in
his 64th year with the rank of brigadier-
general.) The other officers were Lieu-
tenant Robert S. Welsh and Lieutenant
Crissy. (Lieutenant Walsh was killed in
action in the First World War.) The two
posts were under the command of Ma-
jor E.R. Hills, a pleasant and kindly of-
ficer. But did he ever love to plant trees
and lawns.
Owing to the fact that compara-
tively few men reenlisted in the Coast
Artillery, some of us old members of A
Battery moved up rapidly. Several of
my friends and myself were made non-
coms and celebrated the event by a trip
to St. Augustine that was a classic of its
kind.
The post's noncommissioned staff
were all very congenial. There was Elec-
trician Sergeant Dudley Sansbury with
his family; Ordnance Sergeant Schnell,
whose pretty daughter-one of the few
girls on the island at that time-was
kept very busy; and Commissary Ser-
geant Lemmer and his family.
But Lemmer was moved and there
_arrived an old crab totake his-place. He


was a bachelor of 30 years' service,
and need I say more about his disposi-
tion? But was he capable-why, he
knew the Blue Book by heart from
cover to cover. Even the officers were
scared of him because they couldn't put
anything over on him and he was al-
ways right.
But nobody loved him except the
ordnance sergeant's little girl to whom
he was always kind, so there must have
been some of the milk of human kind-
ness in him after all.
Shortly after this I was promoted to
sergeant and placed in charge of the
stables. This job was considered a very
desirable one, and from one point of
view it was. There were few military
duties connected with it and I received
an additional stipend of ten dollars a
month extra duty pay. I had two team-
sters under me (they were tough ba-
bies), 12 mules, one horse and a civil-
ian employee who drove the garbage
wagon.
A flock of the ordnance sergeant's
chickens roosted in the barn, but they
strangely disappeared and it was
strongly suspected that some of the re-
cruits took them.
We slept upstairs and a couple of
civilian carpenters bunked there, too.
We did not like them much because
they talked to each other before reveille
and woke us up. They also snored. One
of these old boys used to get drunk ev-
ery payday, but the other used to lec-
ture us on the evil of our ways and what
would happen to us if we kept on.
An accident happened, however,
which took them out of our midst for-
ever. A big pile of damaged cooking
utensils was stored up in the rafters
over where the carpenters slept. (We
were saving them until the annual visit
of the inspecting officer when they'd
be destroyed in his presence.) In the
middle of the night there was a dread-
ful crash, and after we got a lantern lit
we had to pull the old fellows out from
under about a ton of tinware.
They were somewhat bruised and
suffering from shock but otherwise
unhurt. We felt very bad about it, as
you may imagine.

Next: Jones makes
top sergeant


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Firefighter thanks for blood
pressure readings
I have recently had a medical problem that required
me to have my blood pressure checked every other day.
Because of this, I became award of the service provided
by the firefighters /Emergency Medical Technicians at
the Anna Maria Fire District, Station #1, Holmes Beach
after reading of their blood pressure service in The Is-
lander Bystander.
I want to extend my sincere appreciation for the
kind and caring attention I have received from the per-
sonnel at Station #1. Their response to my verbal
thanks is always "That's why we're here come any-
time!" Perhaps that's why they are there, but to be there
with such a sincere, kind attitude and thoroughly pro-
fessional approach is surely far above the norm, espe-
cially when one considers the stresses and potential
dangers of their daily duties.
These firefighters /EMT's are a credit to them-
selves, their leaders and the city that employs them.
I salute them and I thank them.
William Spurr, Holmes Beach and Nova Scotia

Bridge fact not factual
One of the many hazards you encounter in your
business is that you are unable to question or challenge
the statements that are made by people who are going
to be quoted in a reporter's article.
In this case I refer to a Feb. 23 front page report
in reference to SAM's "legal fund." The "bridge
fight" report in general is quite flawed on many
counts by the "pros" and the "cons" so that the va-
lidity seems to have vanish.
In point Sarah Nichols said that the Sierra Club
had sent a letter to the Department of Environmental
Protection concerning increased boat speed, etc. Ac-
cording to Nichols, the club said "the silt has been kept
down because of speeds of the boats are so reduced."
Nothing is further from the truth. There are no
speed limitations now (or in the past). High speed does
not make a big wake except on heavy displacement
hulls. Currently, most big boats only slow to get the
bridge to open. Then it is full throttle, north or south.


The small vessel doesn't stand a chance.
The Sierra Club is off on the wrong foot in this
case. Speed and wake will be no different when the 65-
foot bridge is built. (This will not be a Megaa" bridge.
It will simply be a 65-foot bridge.)
John Roberts, Anna Maria City
Let's not sell Island center short
During the past week the Bradenton Herald has
run a series of articles concerning community efforts
to address the needs of children of divorce.
Prominently mentioned in the article was our own
Anna Maria Community Center and, specifically,
Deana Hartman, assistant director.
The article detailed why we are leaders in under-
standing the need for and in addressing vital issues
concerning our youth our future thanks in large
part to the efforts of Deana and the staff at the center.
Considering the extremely limited financial resources
available to them, the revelation of yet another success-
ful center program is nothing short of miraculous.
Budget time is coming up again in our three Island
cities and I would like to get an early start this year in ask-
ing everyone who uses the center, thinks it performs vi-
tal child care and family support services, participates in
the many events and programs designed for seniors, or just
feels it contributes to the community's well-being, to
make those feelings known to their city council represen-
tatives. Strongly known. In writing or in person.
Spending my tax dollars in places where we can
nurture and create responsible future citizens is far
more preferable to me than spending it on crime pre-
vention because we have failed to recognize our priori-
ties and responsibilities in the past.
Our priority must be our children and our future
and nothing but the most dire city requirements for
basic survival should come before that. As the center
struggles to build an endowment that will greatly alle-
viate the need for later financial support from the cit-
ies, let us spend our tax dollars in a significant way for
the next three years to allow the center to continue to
provide the vital services we receive the benefits of
either directly or indirectly by having a way to keep
our kids off the streets and give them the tools they


need to become the best they can be.
This is our big chance to finally do something in a
major way. Let's not blow it again.
Janet Aubry, Holmes Beach
Businesses who care make a
difference
On behalf of myself, our board of directors, our
staff and our scores of invaluable volunteers, I wish to
thank The Islander Bystander and Dick Wagner Realty
Inc., for your co-sponsorship of the center's Anna
Maria Island Tour of Homes Benefit.
Each year, our directors and volunteers are respon-
sible for the conception, organization and implementation
of dozens of fundraising endeavors. These fundraising
efforts enable the center to meet its operating expenses,
which in turn enables us to offer the multitude of cultural,
educational, recreational, social and service-oriented pro-
grams scheduled year-round for all ages.
The success of this facility, and of these fundraising
efforts themselves, is accomplished only with the coop-
eration of area businesses and individuals like yourselves.
Your willingness to support the center and therefore thou-
sands of area residents and visitors who rely on our facil-
ity, deserved recognition and appreciation.
With your caring assistance, we do make a differ-
ence in our community. To you, and all those who give
to us on so many levels, the deepest thanks.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director, AMICC

Thanks for the memory
The Lashway family would like to extend our sin-
cere appreciation to Kevin, the manager, and all of the
excellent staff at Crabby Bill's Restaurant in Holmes
Beach.
The 50th wedding anniversary of Harold and
Claire Lashway was celebrated there on Saturday, Feb.
11, with 50 guests in attendance. All of the staff con-
tributed to make this surprise occasion a complete suc-
cess. Not only was the staff efficient and helpful, but
extremely friendly.
Thank you all for making this occasion a wonder-
ful memory.
Toni and Wayne Lashway, Longboat Key


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City of Holmes Beach

Starting
Thursday,
March 16
Recycle
every week.
(Place out for pickup by 6:00 AM)
It's easy to do, put plastics, glass and cans in your bin.
What to save for recycling *


* newspapers a
Pointers
on paper
Please ...
* put newspapers in
brown paper bag or
bundle and set on
top of bin.


Plastics
* plastic bottles r
Pointers -
on plastic
Please ...
* empty all containers
* discard bottle tops
(tops are tough to recycle)
* 'step on it' to save space:
crush big plastic bottles
if possible


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* all glass bottles
and jars -
* aluminum and tin cans
(food and beverage only)
Pointers
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Please ...
* rinse first to help
keep things clean
- discard tops of
bottles and jars


Every week on your recycling day, YARD WASTE: SAME WAY,
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Roser Church bids farewell to 'Reverend Frank'
More than 500 of the faithful attended a farewell celebration for the Rev. Frank Hutchison who is retiring
from Roser Memorial Community Church at the end of May. Hutchison and his family were feted with a
variety show of local acts before taking the stage himself to say goodbye to the Island congregation he has
served for 17 years. Virginia Heatley of All Island Denominations (AID) presents Hutchison with a plaque
acknowledging the creation of an AID scholarship in his name. Pictured is The Rev. Frank Hutchison and his
wife, Sylvia, center, joined by daughters, left to right: Barbara, Jane, Lee Anne and Jeanie. At far right is
grandmother, Penny Parker. Islander Photos: Mark Ratliff


SAM: We don't

want your money!
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A request for a $1,000 donation to Save Anna Maria's
legal fund last week led to heated words and a declaration
from a SAM member that "We don't want your money."
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini said
she made the request at the Feb. 21 work session on
behalf of citizens involved in a hearing with the Florida
Department of Transportation on the proposed 65-foot-
high bridge on Manatee Avenue.
Martini asked to have it withdrawn from the
agenda on Friday. "No formal request has come from
SAM," Martini said.
SAM member Kay Hoey said she contacted Council
Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard twice before the coun-
cil meeting, by phone and just prior to the meeting, to re-
quest the item be withdrawn from the agenda.
"It's already public record, people are here expect-
ing it to be discussed and council said it would be on
the agenda," protested Reichard. "I won't remove it
without asking Billie why it should be removed and
getting a consensus from council that it should."
City Attorney Steve Dye said a donation would be
legal as long as the expenditure would benefit the major-
ity of the citizens and promote health, safety and welfare.
"I consider it a political action committee," coun-
tered Councilwoman Carol Whitmore. "You're setting
a precedent."
Councilwoman Pat Geyer said, "I'm tired of these
political groups trying to save me. I don't want to be
saved."
"I am an executive of SAM," said Kay Hoey, "and
I'm here to request you to remove it from the agenda. It's
a divisive issue, it's inappropriate and we do not want it
before the council."
"I was ready to vote for it," noted Reichard. 'Will
you come back in three weeks and request it again?"
"We'll never ask again," promised Hoey.


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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Planner Gerald Smelt of the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council gave the Holmes Beach Planning
Commission guidance on it's task of evaluating the
city's comprehensive plan last week.
Smelt said the group must review each goal and
policy in the plan and determine if it was implemented
or not. He gave them the following key to use as a
guideline:
Goal or policy completed identify implement-
ing ordinance by number.
On-going implementation identify accom-
plishments to date.
No action taken identify reason.
Remain as is.
Revisions required identify reason.


A building permit fee of about 22 percent has been
approved in Bradenton Beach. The fee increase will
go into effect later this month.
There were no objections to the increase, which
Building Official Whitey Moran said would bring the
city's charges for building and other permits into ac-
cord with national standards.
Moran said his goal in increasing the building
permit charges is to make the Building Department fi-
nancially self-sufficient.
"I'm trying to put the cost of my department on
the people who use my department the people who
are building within Bradenton Beach," Moran said.


Delete identify why it is no longer necessary.
Smelt said the philosophy of the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) has changed since the plan
was completed in 1989.
"Before, a lot of the action of implementing the
goals and policies took place in the land development
regulations," he explained, "but now you have to put
the 'how' in the policy statement."
Smelt said the group must also complete a back-
ground and analysis showing future trends and vision
of all eight elements in the plan.
"You'll be looking at the condition of the plan as
it was written versus today," he said. "It's the basis
upon which you got to your goals and policies."
Once the review is completed, the planning com-
mission must hold two public hearings and present the
plan to council and DCA by Feb. 1, 1996.


Moran said the Building Department currently
generates about $17,000 a year from fees but spends
about $60,000. The fee increases would generate an
additional $12,000 to $18,000 annually, Moran es-
timated.
Current fees for a 1,500-square-foot new single-
family home would go from $345 to $712.
Besides increasing fees, Moran is proposing charg-
ing for some construction activities, such as commer-
cial remodeling, that are currently exempt from a city
permit charge.
The Bradenton Beach City Council unanimously
approved the fee increase.


Swing time returns
The 11-piece Bob Zimmerman Orchestra, plus vocalist Beverly Roberts, will play at a BYOB Big Band Dance
Benefit at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 24, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Singles, couples and
large parties are invited. Admission is $10 per person with advance reservations requested. For table reser-
vations and ticket information call 778-1908 or 778-7624 or drop by the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City, or Home True Value Hardware, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy AMICC


For beach stuff, move it or fine it:

Bradenton Beach officials


Cabanas, umbrella and other beach paraphernalia
proliferation in Bradenton Beach is causing a code
crack-down on the violators.
Building Official Whitey Moran will be issuing
warnings to beachfront property owners who are
"stocking or storing any equipment, recreational
paraphernalia or any other type of objects which are
not in actual use or could serve as an impediment to
the use of the recreational area by the general pub-
lic, or create during debris during inclement
weather.
"This includes all watercraft or beach furniture
and related items such as umbrellas, cabanas and
lounges rented or provided as a courtesy to patrons of


commercial establishments, hotels, motels, timesharing
uses as well as privately owned residences," Moran's
notice states.
Besides moving the stuff off the beach, Bradenton
Beach officials also require the beach toys to have per-
manently affixed labels identifying where they are
from including name, address and telephone number.
Moran said he would be issuing warnings until
May 1; "notices of violation" will be issued after that
date which may carry penalties as high as 60 days in
jail or a $500 fine.
Police Chief Jack Maloney agreed to loan out a
police officer and the city's all-terrain vehicle to aid in
enforcement of the city codes.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 16, 1995 E PAGE 11 11


Supporters, candidates run

afoul over endorsement ad


By Bonner Presswood
An election ad placed in last weeks Islander By-
stander by "friends of" Luke Courtney, Billie Martini
and Don Maloney, all candidates for Holmes Beach
City Council, quickly stirred up controversy.
At least two of the persons named as supporters in
the advertisement called The Islander Bystander to
find out who had placed the ad claiming their name
was used without permission.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar and Beach House
restaurants and a Holmes Beach resident, said he gave
permission to Don Maloney to use his name but had
not agreed to endorse a slate of candidates.
"I have never endorsed a slate of candidates,"
Chiles said when he called The Islander Bystander to
determine who was responsible for the advertisement.
Chiles and another caller were advised to contact
Holmes Beach resident Bob VanWagoner, who placed
the advertisement with the newspaper, paying with his
personal check.
Chiles said he spoke with Maloney after he saw
the ad in the newspaper. According to Chiles,
Maloney said he had no prior knowledge of other can-
didate endorsements in the ad organized by
VanWagoner.
But Maloney visited The Islander Bystander office
last Friday, prior to publication of the ad in question, to
proof-read his own campaign ad and at that time he
looked over the VanWagoner three-candidate ad.
Courtney said VanWagoner showed him a copy of
the proposed ad including Martini and Maloney.
Martini didn't see the ad but said, "I was aware
that the two other candidates were included in the


same advertisement."
VanWagoner was advised at The Islander By-
stander a month ago when he inquired about placing an
ad supporting candidates) in the March 14 election to
seek the advice of Manatee County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Bob Sweat.
Sweat said he recalls an inquiry regarding an ad-
vertisement of this type for the Holmes Beach election
but the caller did not mention endorsements.
"I ran an ad of this type in 1985 when I first ran for
office," said Sweat, "and I collected signatures with
statements from each individual authorizing the use of
their name in the advertisement. There's no law that re-
quires it, but I would recommend it to anyone placing
this type of ad."
According to Sweat, the "friends" are only required
to register as a political action committee (PAC) if they
plan to spend over $500.
According to VanWagoner, some of Maloney's
supporters were added to the list at the last moment and
were solicited by a supporter who was not fully aware
of the scope of the advertisement.
VanWagoner apologized for the oversight but little
could be done to rectify the situation before the election.
Chiles was advised that the ad in question was
placed legally according to Florida election laws and
any complaint should be made to the elections super-
visor or the Florida Ethics Commission in writing.
Candidate Lee Edwards notified The Islander By-
stander he has filed complaints with the election supervi-
sor against "lobbyist" VanWagoner as the head of the
group that placed the ad, and Luke Courtney, Billie Mar-
tini and Don Maloney, the candidates endorsed in the ad.


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Although lots of Islanders have been talking of fun
trips shopping and dining at St. Armands Circle to our
south, that's not the full story.
Fact is, more and more people are riding the trol-
ley north to check out the shops and restaurants on
Anna Maria Island.
Service to the Island Shopping Center in Holmes
Beach was instituted last week, with nearly every mer-
chant in the center participating.
Island Shopping Center is the oldest and most es-
tablished on the shopping center on the Island and is
considered by many to be the heart of the Island's busi-
ness district.
Residents of surrounding areas and visitors will


find the open-air trolley ride is just what they need to
whet their appetite at three restaurants, shopping at 12
gift, variety and specialty shops and a visit to the of-
fice of The Islander Bystander.
Participating Island Shopping Center sponsors of
the trolley include: The Sand Dollar, Irene's Resort
Wear, Island Florist, Bay Area Travel, Peaches Ice
Cream & Deli, the Golf Shop, Barber Shop, Home
True Value Hardware, Sugar and Spice Gifts, Island
Hair, Chez Andre, The Islander Bystander, D.Coy
Ducks, Mixon Insurance, Sun N Surf and the Barefoot
Trader.
The shopping center is at the intersection of Gulf
Drive and Marina Drive.


Committee working to limit

tree regulations


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A committee of the Anna Maria Planning and Zon-
ing Board met last week to work on revisions to the
city's tree regulations which have been in limbo for
more than two years.
The last discussion of the controversial regulations
was in December of 1992 when several sections of the
city's land development code were passed without them.
The most vocal critic of the proposed regulations was
Mike Miller of the city's Beautification Committee.
Miller, who was asked to join the P and Z board's
current deliberations, asked committee members to jus-
tify a need for the regulations proposed in Chapter 24,
Natural Resource Protection, of the city's code.
"One of my biggest problems with it is the basis for
the law in the first place," he explained. "Is it mandated
in the comprehensive plan? No one has ever selected
out the specific mandates."
Tom Turner said the comprehensive plan requires
the city to have some plan to monitor vegetation and
meet other requirements in the Florida State Statute.
"The way it is now, I feel it crowds too much onto
a property," said Turner. "We should have a certain
amount of vegetation but it should be a reasonable


amount. The property owner can add to it if he wants,
but don't tell him to cover every inch of the ground."
"I want to see the exact statute," responded Miller.
"That's what I need to know. I do not object to the in-
dividual items in this, per se, I object to the basis of
the law. I think there is no justification for the exist-
ence of anything in here."
Turner said the comprehensive plan is a plan for
the future of the city and certain aspects of that plan
are implemented by regulations. Many of the regula-
tions were based on the city's former code.
"The reality of the system we live in today man-
dates that we have laws to protect the rights and re-
sponsibilities of all the citizens because some don't
have the education to make those decisions on their
own," added Public Works Director Bill Zimmerman.
Zimmerman said the Island was covered with veg-
etation before people settled here and "that starting
point should be our final stopping point."
Miller said he agrees with that goal but it is not a
justification to use any means to achieve it.
Following the discussion of philosophies, the
committee began to pare down the regulations. It
hopes to have a draft for commission consideration
within several weeks.


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BIB PAGE 12 E MARCH 16, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


For the benefit of stroke victims
How much sand could a sandpiper pipe if a sandpiper could pipe sand? Perhaps the world will never know
the answer to that one, but one thing's for sure- when there's a charitable need, the residents of Sandpiper
Mobile Home Park in Bradenton Beach will be there to fill it. Through various fund raisers, the Sandpipers
get money together to help a number of causes, and this month it was for the stroke rehabilitation facility of
Freedom Care Pavilion. Accepting a $350 check on behalf of Freedom Care Pavilion is Patrice Pelletier-
Sanders, second from right. Others in this effort include, left to right: Norma Johnston-Judd, Betty Jones,
Fran LaSpina, Pelletier-Sanders and Joe LaSpina. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rob Doda.


Chief to speak at Holmes
Beach civic meeting
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet on
Wednesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m., at the Anna Maria
Fire District, Station 1, Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach Chief of Police Jay Romine will dis-
cuss and seek public support for proposed state legislation
endorsed by the Florida Police Chiefs' Association.
Refreshments will be served.
All Holmes Beach residents, members or non-
members, are invited to attend.

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Mote Marine to be
discussed at Hi-12
All Masons and their guests are invited to the Anna
Maria Island Hi-12 club meeting at Crabby Bill's Res-
taurant, Holmes Beach, on Thursday, March 23.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at
noon.
Speaker Dwight Davis will provide an overview of
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Hi-12 to meet
All Masons and their guests are invited to the Anna
Maria Island Hi-12 Club meeting for lunch and fellow-
ship on Thursday, March 16, at Crabby Bill's Restau-
rant, Holmes Beach.
The speaker is Lenox Bramble from the Manatee
County Public Works Dept.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at
noon. For reservations call 795-0665 or 795-0484.
Auditions for 'The
Cemetery Club' at Players
The Island Players will hold open auditions for
"The Cemetery Cub" by Ivan Menchell on Sunday,
March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria City.
Directed by Phyllis Elfenbein, the play is a warm-
hearted look at three long-term and widowed friends in
their late 50s and early 60s who deal in different ways
with their single status. A widower enters their lives
and brings them to a greater understanding of them-
selves and each other.
The cast includes four women and one man in the
50's and 60's age bracket.
The Play opens May 2 and runs through May 21.
School dedicates caboose
to distinguished teacher
Anna Maria Elementary School will dedicate the
Computer Caboose to teacher Billie Coles, who passed
away last October at the age of 51. The students and staff
invite past students and the entire community to come and
share with them the memory of this distinguished teacher.
The dedication ceremony takes place at the school
on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m.

White Elephant Sale at
Roser Saturday
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Church
will hold its annual White Elephant Sale on Saturday,
March 18, at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The sale will feature linens, clothing, crafts, small
appliances, books and more.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MARCH 16, 1995 PAGE 13 EI


Historical society sponsors
Singing River cruise
Re-live the 150 years of Florida's history with a
three-hour narrated cruise of Tampa Bay and the "Sing-
ing River," the Manatee, on Monday, March 20, as
guests of the Cortez Village Historical Society.
Hostess Mary Fulford Green, a Cortez native and a
founding member of the Cortez Village Historical Soci-
ety, will narrate the tour which departs at 10 a.m. from the
Miss Cortez Fleet Docks, 12507 Cortez Rd. W.
The donation is $10 per person with lunch avail-
able at an additional charge. Proceeds will benefit the
Family Life Museum Project.
Tickets must be purchased in advanced. Call Mary
at 756-3784 for tickets information.

Tax collector
moves Island office
The Manatee County Tax Collector's Island office
will close at its current location on Friday, March 17,
and reopen at its new Island location on Monday,
March 27.
The new office will be located at 3340 E. Bay Dr.,
Holmes Beach, in the Anna Maria Centre.
The Island office will continue to be a full-service
office. Visitors can pay a property tax bill, renew a car
tag, purchase a hunting and fishing license, and trans-
fer a title on a vehicle.
The hours of operation will remain Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an
appointment to conduct title work at the new Island
office, call 741-4811 from a touch tone phone.

Correction
A caption for the photo appearing on page 25 of last
week's paper was incorrect. The photo was taken at a
fund raising recital organized by the Artists Guild for
the Community Orchestra and pictured were, left to
right, pianist Lesia Schula, pianist Lyudmila
Afanasieva, soprano Elaine Buirkly, Artist Guild Presi-
dent Art Ballman, Mr. Gershfeld's mother Polya
Gershfeld, conductor and violinist Alfred Gershfeld,
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'Your honor! I didn't do it!'
In a scene from the Island Players' upcoming production of "Other People's Money," Michael Cuttler
defends himself against the allegations of Diane Kearney, who says he's been up to something fishy. The play
is about a sleazy guy (Cuttler) who's wreaking havoc with an old, established, reputable company, and
director Geoffrey Todd warns: "This play is not suitable for children or anyone who might take offense at
language." In addition to Cuttler and Kearney, the cast includes Gabe Simches, Art Ballman and Alice
Doeden. "Other People's Money" opens Friday March 17 at 8 p.m. For more information or to reserve
tickets, call 778-5755. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff


Island pastor returns for
talk at Historical Society
Former pastor of Roser Memorial Community
Church, the Rev. Richard Wiggins of New Port Richey,
will speak at the March 20, meeting of the Anna Maria
Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall.
Rev. Wiggins started an 1.1-year pastorship at
Roser Church in 1950 and left to assume a church po-
sition helping migrants and minorities. After 40 years
in the ministry he retired last year.
The public is invited to attend.


Save Anna Maria to meet
Save Anna Maria, Inc., the organization fighting
the proposed mega-bridge at Manatee Avenue, will
hold a general meeting on Thursday, March 23, at
10:15 a.m., at the Island Branch Library, Holmes
Beach, in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room.
The purpose of the meeting will be to update
members and guests on the organization's
fundraising activities and to disseminate information
from its attorney.
The public is invited to attend.


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Springfest 1995 a huge success


Galen Aune, 11, meets Nicodemus the screech owl, who was on display at a booth
sponsored by Bradenton Beach's own Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation
Center, Inc. ___


Craftsman Sandy Jaye,
right, spent two full days
thoughtfully explaining
rain sticks tofairgoers.



Festival organizers are
hoping to contact Helen
Johnson of Virginia.
Johnson is a raffle prize
winner and attempts to
contact her at the phone
number given on her
ticket have been unsuc-
cessful. The league may
be reached at 778-2099.


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& Mark Ratliff


The display
of armadillo
and other
desert
creatures by
Joe and
Charlene
Lewis
included an
"Armadillo
crossing"
warning
sign.


Artist Julie Wulf spent a little time at the festival working on her batik.


BooBoo
came to the
fair without
Yogi. The 5-
month-old
Sharpei
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and aahs
and crowds
who ad-
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wrinkled fur
ball. He was
escorted by
Bradenton
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Palmer.


Islander Howie Banfield, far right hosted several groups of friends on stage on
opening day.


People migrated to the stage from all around the festival at the sound of the
entertainment finale, Pork Pie Tribe. The band complete with bag piper was
a hit among attendees on Sunday.






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value to their works and future acclaim appre-
ciated by shoppers who had the good taste to make
a purchase from the winners.
The 7th Annual Anna Maria Island Springfest
of Fine Arts & Crafts was judged by Kevin Dean
and Arthur Skinner.
Dean is director of Selby Gallery at Ringling
School of Art and Design, Sarasota, and writes
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March 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber office,
501 Manatee Ave. W, Suite D in Holmes
Beach. All members and the public are al-
ways welcome to attend.
The Chamber's monthly membership re-
ception will be March 29 at Barnett Bank from
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This meeting also will kick off
the Chamber's vacation guide.
The Anna Maria Island Trolley is scheduled
to make an appearance at the March 29 meeting.
For information, phone 778-1541.


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Benefit spaghetti dinner
The Anna Maria Fire and Rescue Volunteers will
hold a spaghetti dinner on March 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.
at the Anna Maria Elementary School. Dinners include
spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and coffee or tea. Dinners
are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Appointments now
available for title
transactions
The Manatee County Tax Collector's office now
accepts appointments for transactions that involve
changes to a vehicle, mobile home or vessel title.
Appointments can be made at all four of the tax
collector's offices.
Although appointments are not necessary, they are
strongly advised. Appointments are available for title
work only because it is a procedure that cannot be com-
pleted by mail. Appointments are not available to pay
taxes, or to renew a vehicle, vessel or mobile home reg-
istration. These transactions can be completed via U.S.
mail.
To make an appointment, call the automated ap-
pointment system at 741-4811, from a touch tone
phone.
For additional information call 741-4800.

Devil Ray baseball stuff
at chamber
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will be sell-
ing Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball hats and shirts
beginning Monday, March 13.
The chamber has all sizes available from children's
to extra large.
The chamber is temporarily located in the
NationsBank building, 700 8th Ave. W., Palmetto.
For price information call the chamber at 748-
3411.


Horseshoe scores
Winners in the March 11 horseshoe games were
Bill Best and Herb Puryear.
Runners-up were Al Norman and Loren Pollesch.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Dr.

Island Garden Club to meet
The Island Garden Club will meet on Thursday,
March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Lowe Hall of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation.
Jim Rossi, owner of the Island Nursery, will speak
on plants suitable for the Island home.
Pelican Man to speak at
Rotary Club
The Pelican Man Dale Shields will present a pro-
gram to the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island at its
meeting on Monday, March 20, at Crabby Bill's Res-
taurant, Holmes Beach, beginning at 6 p.m.
Shields will give an update on the Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary and the status of some of the
organization's on-going service projects.
Visiting Rotarians and guests are invited.

Attention Deficit Disorder
support group on Island
Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria
City, is sponsoring a support group for adults and fami-
lies seeking knowledge about Attention Deficit Disorder.
The format of the group is to bring information to
participants through book reviews, articles and tapes,
and to explore how ADD relates to the work place,
school and life in general. The group will look into
current issues and into the research being done on iden-
tification, coping and treatments.
Meetings will begin Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m.,
and will continue every Monday at the church.
Call Doris Willis at 778-6940 for more information.
Correction
The part of Bea Sullivan in the Island Players' up-
coming production of "Other People's Money," will be
played by Alice Doeden.


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Island league holds craft sale
Anna Maria Island League and the Artists' Guild
of Anna Maria Island will hold a craft sale on Saturday,
March 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unique gifts and artwork will be offered by local
artists. Hot dogs and a bake sale will also be available.
The league is located at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, near the Artists Guild Gallery in the
Island Shopping Center.
For details call 778-2099 or 778-6694.

'Fair and Festival' at art center
The Longboat Key Art Center will hold its 43rd
annual "Fair and Festival" on Saturday, March 18,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its location, 6860 Longboat
Dr. S.
The fair will feature a midway of over 60 arts and
crafts booths, music by Rick Tazewell, and Don Rob-
erts and the Sophisticates, food booths and working
artists' studios open for observation.
Free parking will be available at the Longboat Is-
land Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr., with continu-
ous shuttle bus service to the center.
Admission is free. Call 383-2345 for more details.

Flaming Arrow Gallery holds
show
Flaming Arrow Gallery invites the public to attend its
show and sale of the artwork of Lori Kiplinger Pandy to
be held on Saturday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Pandy presently paints in two mediums, acrylic
and watercolor.
The gallery is located at 14 Avenue of the Flowers,
Longboat Key, adjacent to the Publix Shopping Center.


This is the church, this is the steeple...
...open the doors and let in the people! Folks were lined up Saturday morning in anticipation of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church's annual Sea Grape Bazaar. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff


College, Bradenton, will open a new show, "3 View of
Nature," with a reception for the artists and the public
on Sunday, March 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The show will be on exhibit Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through May 8. The gallery is located
in the Science (400) Building on the MCC campus at 5840
26th St. W. For details call 755-1511, ext. 4561.


Workshop at county art league
SCI-ART Gallery The Art League of Manatee County will present a
The SCI-ART Gallery at Manatee Community workshop, "The Secrets of Sumi-e with Helen Ander-


son," on Friday, March 24, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at 209
9th St. W., Bradenton.
The cost is $10.
For information and registration call 746-2862.

'Monoprints' exhibit at Ed Center
An art exhibit entitled, "Monoprints" will hang at
the gallery at The Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, from Monday, March 20
through March 30. Exhibitors include Sarasota artists
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Hazel M. Deal
Hazel M. Deal, 78, of Anna Maria Island, died
March 9 at home.
Born in Clayton, Ga., Miss Deal come to Manatee
County from Fort McClelland, Ala., in 1972. She re-
tired as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army after 20
years. She was a member of Island Baptist Church. She
was a member of the American Legion Post No. 24
Kirby Stewart Post and Disabled American Veterans of
Bradenton. She was a veteran of the U.S. Women's
Army Corps in 1952, serving in the Korea and Vietnam
wars.
She is survived by a sister, Willie G. Murphee of
Walhalla, S.C.; and a longtime companion, Mattie
Peterson of Anna Maria.
A funeral service with military honors was held in
Manasota Memorial Park, 1221 53rd Ave. E., Oneco.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled
American Veterans, American Legion Post No. 24,
2000 75th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209.

Alfred Hamilton
Alfred Hamilton, 81, of Cortez, died March 12,
1995, in Freedom Care Pavilion.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Inurnment will be in East Providence,
R.I. Memorial donations may be made to Deborah
Hospital Foundation, 249 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice,
Fla., 34285.
Born in London, Mr. Hamilton came to Manatee
County from Maple Shade, N.J., in 1977. He was a
sales engineer for Firestone in Philadelphia for 27
years. He was an Episcopalian. He was a member of
High-12 Club, Anna Maria. He sang in the choir at
Longboat Island Chapel.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; a daughter, Joan
Carmen of Abescon, N.J.; two sons, Robert of
Bradenton and Jack of Maple Shade; a sister Agnes
Leach of Cortez; eight grandchildren; and four great-
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Raphael Frederick Simches, 74, of Anna Maria,
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March 15, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Frank Hutchison will
officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to All Island De-
nominations, 410 79th St., Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.
Born Sept 19, 1920, in New York, Simches came to
Anna Maria 10 years ago following retirement from an
education career in New York and Washington, D.C.
Simches was Anna Maria City Commissioner from
1986 to 1988, and was elected mayor in 1989. He
served in that post until December 1994.
The 1995 recipient of Anna Maria City's Distin-
guished Citizen Award, Simches was also honored ear-
lier this year by All Island Denominations, a coopera-
tive group of the Island's churches, who presented him
the Myron Bunnell Award, for "community service
that goes above and beyond the call of duty."
Among other accomplishments during his tenure
as mayor, Simches is widely credited with getting Is-
land representation on the Manatee/Sarasota Metro-
politan Planning Organization.
Before moving to Anna Maria, Simches was chief
of the Division of Special Education and Pupil Person-
nel Services for the state of New York. Focusing on
special education, his work eventually earned him a
high-level federal position in the U.S. Department of
Education, special education division, in Washington,
D.C.
Simches was as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air
Corps, serving during World War II as a communica-
tions officer. He held a master's degree in education
psychology and did post-graduate studies at New York
University. He received an honorary doctor of laws de-
gree from College of Saint Rose, Albany, N.Y.
Simches was a member of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, a trustee of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church and trustee for the Institute of Man and
Science of Renssalerville, N.Y.
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a board member and adviser to numerous parent orga-
nizations and education institutions. He was president
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Framingham, Mass., Elizabeth V. Ayre of Paris and Dr.
Mary Ayre Boden, of W. Hartford, Conn.; and a
brother, Gabe, of Holmes Beach; a sister, Frieda
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the house,
And until the kids get on the bus, it's ruled
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'Cause the time the girls spend in that room
they never seem to care,
And could easily take all morning just to
primp their hair.
And how dad ever gets his shaving done, the
good Lord will only know,
For it's the only place in the morning where
we all have to go.
It's a place where if the kids are enjoying
themselves when they are at play,
It really is surprising just how long they can
stay away.
But if we are quietly sitting in church or in the
middle of a show,
As sure as God made little green apples, those
kids will have to go.
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Beach to Sean Haynes of Holmes Beach, son of Kenny
and Sherry Haynes of Bradenton.
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in Valhalla, N.Y., and the Wilfred Beauty Academy in
White Plains, N.Y.
She is employed by Fantastic Sam's in Bradenton.
The bridegroom-elect graduated from Hobbs High
School in New Mexico and attended the University of
New Mexico. He served three years in the U.S. Navy.
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Anna Maria Island Community Center









Saturday- March 18- 10 to 5


Tour of homes offers glimpse of Island life
As if Robin Leech had decended with cameras, The March 18, one-day, Saturday tour runs from Athletic Club, Jim Boast Dodge, Flowers by Don,
champagne and caviar, patrons of the 2nd Annual Tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is sponsored by The Islander American Bank, Lively Kitchens, Cannons Marina and
of Homes will get a glimpse into private homes and Bystander and Wagner Realty of Bradenton Beach. at The Islander Bystander.
private lives of five generous Islanders this weekend Tickets are available in advance for $8 at the cen- Tickets include a map of the Island showing all five
all to the benefit of programs at Anna Maria Island ter or at Wagner Realty, First National Bank of Mana- locations and a description of each home. Tickets are
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O 2105 Ave. C,
Bradenton Beach
The home of Mr. & Mrs. Timothy
Murphy is a vintage beach bungalow
built in 1930. Since purchasing the home ini
April 1993, the Murphys have completed .
extensive remodeling both inside and out. "F.
They added a third bedroom, second full
bath and a beautiful foyer with pickled
washed oak flooring, chair rail and crown
molding. This home still has all the charm
of a traditional 1930s beach house, but has '.-
been fully updated with light and bright
colors for the look of today.
The kitchen is a favorite of the
Murphys because of its bright, beachy
colors. They've retained its original "V"
groove yellow pine paneling, hand-built
wood cabinets, metal sink and pantry,
which conceals a chimney that used to
be a wood-burning stove.
This home received 1994 Bradenton
Beach Beautification award.






5626 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach
Grace and charm abound at
Harrington House Bed and Breakfast
Inn on the Gulf of Mexico, a converted
1925 beach front home owned by Frank
and Jo Davis.
There are seven beautifully deco-
rated rooms, though seasonal occupancy.
will prevent showing most. Each has its I
own name and ambience. Most rooms
have French doors leading to balconies
overlooking the pool and the Gulf
of Mexico. Visitors will tour the
breakfast dining area with a scenic
view of the Gulf, the two-story
gathering room and library whereIL
guests visit around the fireplace on
cool evenings and the grounds.






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Anna Maria /
This home was designed in 1991
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low maintenance and environmen-
tally friendly. It overlooks a deep-
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and snook hide under the man- ,
groves at the dock.
The interior is composed of
natural wood with white textured
walls to serve as a simple backdrop
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0 415 Spring Avenue, ._
Anna Maria
The locals of Anna Maria know
Douglas Wight's home as "The Clay
House." The house was completed in
three stages. The original part of the
house was built in the 1920s. In 1952,
D.H. Clay and his wife moved into the
house and built the front portion of the
present structure. In the late 1950s, the '
Florida room -.
was added,
connecting the
main house with what the Clays called the "annex."
Mr. Clay went on to become the mayor of Anna Maria and was
also responsible for devising the Anna Maria house-numbering sys-
St tem. Mr. Clay died in 1980 and Mrs. Clay continued to live in the
house until her death in 1993.
When Wight bought the home in 1993, the Clay House went
through an extensive renovation. He "opened it up" but still retained
i the 1950s beach cottage. Anna Maria resident Mary Seine, the daugh-
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There is an interesting story about the hall connecting the bath-
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Pat Fletcher: doing the 'Wright' thing


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
Go into in a book store or library and head to the
shelves where the volumes on architecture are kept, and
you'll find works on Frank Lloyd Wright in evidence.
Like Ansel Adams, whose name is synonymous
with black-and-white landscape photography, a build-
ing by Wright proclaims the touch of its designer.
With a little study most people can recognize a
Wright home and admire the beauty of the design with-
out understanding the practical reasons behind it.
Locally, designs that incorporate the elements of
Wright's teachings are popping up with increasing fre-
- quency thanks to H. Patterson Fletcher, an Anna Maria
architect who studied under the master himself.
Fletcher designs flourish throughout Anna Maria
Island and his firm was selected recently by Holmes
Beach City Council to design a new city complex.
Although well known in these parts, Fletcher's
path to architectural glory was not an easy one.
"Being at Taliesin was quite an experience,"
Fletcher recalls of the school where he studied just
before Wright's death in 1959. "We lived in tents in
Arizona, and in Wisconsin we lived in dorms that were
wrapped around the drafting room."
Studying in Phoenix until the temperatures of the
summer-time desert became too much for non-air-con-
ditioned tent life, each year the students would move
into more conventional shelter in Spring Green, Wis.
No matter where the architectural hopefuls were train-
ing, Fletcher says the discipline was tight.
"After you've been there a while and they know
you've developed your talents, you work in the drafting
room half the year and the other half of the year you work
in construction," Fletcher says. "You had to experience




Architect Pat Fletcher
has a number of "trade-
mark" styles: his homes
or businesses blend into
the natural surroundings,
they incorporate large
mitered windows, and
columns that elevate the
buildings also function as
other useful and estheti-
cally pleasing structures. /


Fletcher designed the remodeling of Gloria Dei Lutheran church, and included extensions of the lower
horizontal portions of the roof line and the addition of large planting boxes in an effort to de-emphasize the
vertical prominence of the building.


construction before you could do the architecture. Mr.
Wright wouldn't let anyone into the drafting room unless
they were able to do all phases of construction of a house
- everything from electrical to carpentry to masonry."
It's an approach that Fletcher agrees with whole-
heartedly, for he says architects who are not well


versed in the actual construction of buildings can fall
into the trap of designing things that look good on pa-
per but don't work in the real world.
"Today we have CAD (computer-aided drafting),
and generally those students who learn CAD don't
know how to put buildings together," says Fletcher.
"The design may be buildable, but you'll find places
where people can't turn a car around in the drive-up
because it's too tight, or a stairway goes up and the
clearances are off, and when you go to the second floor
you've got to redesign something or take it out of its
shell to get things to fit together."
Beyond an old-fashioned, hands-on approach to de-
signing houses that are practical from the builder's view-
point, Fletcher says his approach to architecture takes into
mind how the house will fit into the landscape.
"You can't always achieve that, but you try,"
Fletcher says. "It's hard to do in Florida because it's so
flat" As an example of his regional approach to archi-
tecture, Fletcher mentions a house he designed in Pal-
metto which was built at the level of the tree tops of the
surrounding area.
"The kids call it 'The Tree House,'" Fletcher says.
"It blends in so well that you really don't see the house
until you're on top of it it's just like it's coming out
of the trees."


What makes a Wright a Wright? Or a Fletcher a Fletcher?


Island architect H. Paterson Fletcher's designs imitate
those of his mentor eminent architect Frank Lloyd
Wright and are therefore uniquely recognizable.
Like his teacher, the esthetics of form follow the
demands of function.
"Basically my houses use the same principles as
Mr. Wright's," Fletcher says, "with the exception, I've
been told that mine have a 'soft' Frank Lloyd Wright
look they're not as harsh."
Here, then, is a crash course in recognizing the
hallmarks of a Wright design, taught by one of
Wright's own students.
Fletcher on Wright:
Organic architecture "Mr. Wright calls his
style of architecture organic. There are 12 or 15 of us
in the state practicing this type of architecture.
"The key to organic architecture is the space. A
good example Mr. Wright used was to put glasses of
different shapes on the table. Then he'd ask you what
was the most important part of those glasses. The an-
swer was the interior space.
"That's where you put what you were drinking. It's
the same with buildings you want the interior space
to be comfortable and to flow from one room to the
next You don't want to feel that you're in a box and
that you have to go out of a box and into another box."
Fletcher says Wright tried for an effect of motion
to accomplish that smooth flow. Doors went to the ceil-
ing, and ceilings flowed from one room to the next,


perhaps with indirect lighting.
Inside to outside Continuing the idea of flow-
ing spaces, Fletcher says another basic element of
Wright designs is that the interior space gives the feel-
ing that it flows to the outside.
"That's what we do. We use mitered windows
when we can, to break up the corners." A mitered win-
dow is a piece of glass that is shaped to actually form
the corner of a building.
"We use lots of glass wherever we can. A planting
box might be on both sides of the glass so you have the
feeling that the outside's coming in and the inside's go-
ing out."
Lower is better "Long, low, horizontal planes
to try and lower the buildings is another trick to an or-
ganic building, so it just doesn't stand up like a sore
thumb." As an example, Fletcher points to his design
for Island Baptist Church.
"It's high, but the way we tried to bring it back to
earth and 'tie' it to the ground is to run big planting
boxes around it."
Even in building houses that have to be higher -
such as those on the Island which are required by law
to be elevated because of flooding Fletcher does
what he can to attenuate the feeling of vertical rise.
"When I do a stilt house I don't use wood pilings
because they give you the feeling of a stilt house. I'll
take my fireplace mass and use that to support some-
thing, or use a planting box to support a corner. Get rid


of those rows and rows of little columns."
Shear walls Fletcher says that in addition to
making his supports for his elevated homes incorporate
other elements, as just mentioned, his vertical elements
lend a measure of structural integrity not found in con-
ventional stilt house construction.
"Planting boxes and fireplaces become shear walls (a
major wall rather than just a column). For years on the
Island no one was worried about wind. If you take 10
columns under your house and you don't brace them, you
get a domino effect Even though it's got a good connec-
tion and doesn't want to go over in normal conditions, in
very severe weather it's going to want to tip and fall."
Natural architecture "If you have wood, it's
wood, if you have stone, it's stone. You don't take plas-
tic and make it look like wood. That's a big part of
organic architecture."
Fletcher says that some plastics such as Formica
- are acceptable if they are used in solid colors, but a
wood-grain Formica would be a no-no.
Think locally "Architecture to me is regional.
Architecture has gone away from that. If you go to
Phoenix you do not experience Phoenix anymore, you
experience the same post-modern architecture that
somebody in Sarasota is practicing."
In short, organic architecture is architecture that is
regional and is designed to blend in with the site.
Fletcher says, "It's designed to look as if it's al-
ways been there and that it belongs there."






THE-ISLANDER BYSTANDER -MARC-H 16; 1-995' -PAGE-232 1 '


March holiday makes most of Irish tradition


By Joy Courtney
Islander reporter
St. Patrick's Day, March 17, is fine blend of old
and new traditions. It's a day, I believe, St. Patrick
would approve of.
As a slave, traveling missionary, teacher and a
man able to unite the Irish people during some of the
darkest days in Ireland's history, he would forgive our
swigs of green beer and delight in the fact that people
of all nationalities and races come together, year after
year, for one day under his banner of unity.
Historians are not exactly sure when St. Patrick
lived. Their best guess is between 385 to 460 A.D.,
sources say. Most of what is known about St. Patrick
comes from his writings entitled "Confession," which
he wrote in his old age.
He didn't write much about himself as a person, but
dedicated his work to his thoughts and feelings. Still, there
is enough information in "Confession" to begin to know
the boy who would one day become St Patrick.
According to sources, the Roman Empire had con-
quered Britain three centuries before Patrick's time.
During his childhood, many people were living under
Roman rule including the Roman Catholic religion and
Roman customs.
Patrick's father, Calpurnius, was an official who
worked for the Roman government The family's last
name was Succart, meaning clever in war. Patrick's birth
name was Maewyn. He became "Patrick" from the word
"patricius," meaning well-born in Latin, which he used to
refer to himself in his writings, a common oral and writ-
ten manner of identification at the time.
During the time of St. Patrick's youth, the Roman
Empire was collapsing. It was too weak to protect Brit-
ain from Irish raiders, who would loot and take slaves
from its neighboring country.
St. Patrick was taken as a slave when he was 16
years of age. He was sold a couple times over to finally
become the property of a chieftain named Miliuc.
Patrick spent years tending Miliuc's flocks of sheep
alone with plenty of time to think.
In "Confession," Patrick states that the reason for
his enslavement was that he had not paid attention to


the priests who had tried to save him. He escaped his
captors after six years, returned home and devoted his
life to God, according to sources.
One night Patrick had a vision. In it he saw images
of the hurting people from the land of Juverna, and
heard, "the voice of the Irish, crying as with one mouth,
'Come hither and walk among us.'" He returned to the
land of his enslaved youth to teach and convert.
Because he came from the elite class, Patrick could
read and write and, according to all the research mate-
rial, was quite good at marketing.
The first thing he would do when he visited a new
town was to go to the chieftain. If he was converted, it
was easy for Patrick to convince the rest of the tribe.
Then Patrick would ask for land to build a church.
Once the church was established and monks came to
take over, Patrick would move on.
An interesting aspect of Patrick's ministry was that


he did not come into a community to oust "pagan"
ways. Instead, he found a way to incorporate them with
Christian customs. As an example, the Irish had always
honored their gods with spring fire rites, so Patrick had
the people gather outside the church for Easter bon-
fires, sources said.
Under the constant threat of death by pagan chief-
tains and jealous pagan priests, Patrick established
churches in Ireland for more than 30 years and "Old
Shaved Head" the nickname the Irish belovedly
gave him in his old age united a proud and strong
people for generations to come.
Sources do not clearly indicate why the color of
"green" has become a symbol of St. Patrick's Day.
Ireland's national color was at one time St. Patrick's
blue, but by the 19th century the color of green had
taken its place. It is generally assumed that green had
and will always represent the refreshing and unique hue
of Ireland's landscape to all who hold it dear.
The shamrock, the symbol of St Patrick's Day, is the
English name for the plant known in Gaelic as "seamrog."
The misty Irish climate keeps the shamrock fresh and
green in winter and in summer and it can be found all over
Ireland "it grows everywhere and anywhere," say the
Irish. When it became a symbol of St Patrick isn't clear,
but folklore says that St. Patrick himself used the three-
leafed plant as a symbol of the trinity.
The legend of St. Patrick driving all the snakes out
of Ireland is just that a legend, according to sources.
It has been believed for many centuries and possibly
stems from "giving credit by association." The associa-
tion made could have originated through this thought
process because Ireland is a Christian country free
of snakes, the symbol of evil, St. Patrick must have
wiped them out as he did the pagan religion.
Religious and secular celebrations will fill the
hours of St. Patrick's Day. As we go out of our way to
wear something green, watch a parade or stare in dis-
belief at green foam, let all of us remember what St.
Patrick's Day stands for especially unity.
Sources used were "Shamrocks, Harps and Shille-
laghs" by Edna Barth and "Who was St. Patrick?" by
E. A. Thompson.


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No Irish lullaby on this
Island
Of all the restaurants, pubs and bars between Anna
Maria Island and the green isle, certainly there is more
evidence here of the spirit of St. Patrick this year.
While Duffy's Tavern is the traditional spot for a
green beer, this year you can imbibe in green stuff at a
few additional locations.
The Anchorage Restaurant in Anna Maria will of-
fer green beer, the traditional dish of corned beef and
cabbage and feature Irish music by strolling guitarist
Howie Banfield at lunch. Meta 4 plays in their lounge
over the weekend.
You can't top the "St. Paddy's Day Blast" they'll
be putting on at Crown & Thistle British Pub & Res-
taurant in Bradenton Beach. You'll find the whole crew
in full kilt attire and you can join Jim McCarthy at the
piano for an authentic Irish sing-along.
Tom Chipain at Gulf Drive Cafe says "all lepre-
chauns are welcome" to try out the corned beef and
cabbage with new potatoes and carrots for $6.95 from
11 a.m. 'til the sun goes down or shortly thereafter.
The Hunt Club on Longboat Key gets in the Irish
mood with entertainment in the evening and corned
beef and cabbage all day for $8.95.
For an elegant Irish celebration, make reservations
at Chez Andre where they will be featuring glazed
corned beef and Irish stew in addition to the array of
French favorites.
Just over the bridge in Bradenton Nicki's West
59th Restaurant offers a choice of corned beef, roast leg
of lamb or lamb shank and "Captain's Chicken" for
$7.95.


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1/2 lb. Top Sirloin ......................................... $7.95
2 Dbl. Thick Pork Chops ........................ $7.95
Surf & Turf (1/2 lb. Top Sirlion & 4 Shrimp)...... $9.95
2 lbs. BBQ Pork Ribs ..................................... $7.95
Prime Rib of Beef ........................................... $9.95
G rouper ........................................................... $9.95
Sliced Sirloin of Beef ..................................... $6.95
Come Early 3:00- 5:30 PM and They're $1.00 Less!
Early Birds from $5.95
The Island's Largest
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Our Surf-N-Turf Buffet features Oysters Rockefeller Grouper (Baked & Fried)
Salmon Tuna Shrimp Scampi Fried Shrimp Scallops Mussels Carved
Beef Roast Pork Chicken Veal Salads Desserts...
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Club Olivers will celebrate with Irish specials from
noon 'til "?" on Thursday and entertainment by Rich
"O'Kendall." Kendall appears Friday and Saturday
nights as well.
Alligators Sports Bar and Grill will combine a
grand opening party with a weekend of St. Patrick's
day celebrating. Friday, Saturday and Sunday have a
continuous schedule of entertainment which includes
bag pipers at 6 and 10 p.m. on Friday, Romy and Reid
Frost You can get your fill of green beer at this friendly
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Dinner & Sandwiches
Live
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KITCHEN OPEN DAILY 11 AM
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1.5 MILES EAST FROM BEACH ON CORTEZ RD.


At Mar Vista on Longboat Key even the dessert is
Irish. Enjoy the complimentary dessert special with
their traditional Irish entrees, a special chef's bread
pudding with an Irish mist sauce.
Back to the beach at the beach the Cafe on
the Beach at Manatee Public Beach is host to a ballad-
eer and a corned beef and cabbage special for just $5.95
from noon until closing.
Look forward to a "hair-flipping, foot stomping
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 16, 1995 U PAGE 25 []


Expect your lawn to go crazy in the spring


It's true lawns do go crazy in the spring. After
their long winter dormant period, the grass seems to
burst from the ground so quickly you'd swear you
could stand there and watch it happen. But you needn't
go crazy trying to keep up.
Even though it may seem like a silly thing to do
when your grass is already growing almost faster than
you can cut it, spring is one of the two best times of the
year to fertilize. Feeding your lawn in late spring, about
a month after it starts growing, puts back some of the
nutrients used up in that first flush of growth.
When you fertilize your lawn, keep a few basic tips
in mind.
Use a fertilizer with a 3 to 1 to 2 ratio that's
three parts nitrogen, one part phosphorus and two parts
potassium. Nitrogen promotes grass blade growth and
helps keep you lawn a healthy green color. Phospho-
rus encourages healthy root development. Potassium


good time" at D.Coy Ducks with Connie and O'Dave
over the weekend and Thursday too.
And across the canal from Ducks, at Crabby Bill's
Seafood Restaurant the seafood buffet will be trans-
formed to an Irish buffet on Friday featuring favorites
like Mulligan stew, Shepherd's pie and corned beef.
Thursday and Friday nights the place will be throbbing
with the '60s sounds of the Del Rays. Weren't they
famous for something?
If you're in the mood for rock and roll and you


helps fight disease.
Follow the application instructions on the fertilizer
bag. Use a spreader and select your settings carefully.
Be sure to spread your fertilizer evenly so there are no
excess deposits of mixture that will draw moisture out
of grass plants. This is called "burning" and can cause
your grass to turn yellow or brown. A good method of
spreading fertilizer is to set the machine to one-half the
desired rate, then criss-cross the lawn like a checker-
board, spreading half in one direction, half in the other
direction.
Spring is also a good time to check out your mower
and get it ready for the busy season. Be sure all nuts and
bolts are tight and all safety equipment is in good work-
ing order. Consult your operator's manual for other
maintenance and safety tips.
By fertilizing your lawn and ensuring that your
equipment is in tip-top shape, you lay a foundation for


don't care what color the beer is, you'll find Lifeguard
at The Anchor Inn on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
At Turtles, a new-to-the-Island group, Banbiez
Funhouse, plays Friday and Saturday with Blindside at
7 p.m. on Sunday.
At the Dry Dock Inn, you'll find free corned beef
and cabbage from 4 to 8 p.m. or at least until the pot is
empty. Smokey Joe is playing over the weekend in-
cluding Thursday night. Then on Monday the local
boys, Saltwater Cowboys, play. John Hamilton pulls
into the Dry Dock on Tuesday.
Wherever you go and however you choose to cel-
ebrate, you can put trust in knowing the pot o'gold at
the end of the rainbow is on Anna Maria Island. Wher-
ever you came from and whatever your heritage,
this is paradise.
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Tucker and Burke wed
Angela Danielle Burke and Robert Leslie
Tucker, both of Bradenton, were married Feb. 18
at Palma Sola Baptist Church. Boyce Glenn
Crumpton officiated.
The bride is the .
daughter of George
and Sandi Burke of
Bradenton and the ,
groom is the son of
Steve and Nina
Tucker of Anna
Maria.
Maid of honor was
Rhonda Guthrie of
Cortez, sister of the Mr. and Mrs. Tucker
bride. Bridesmaids
were Michelle Burke, Susan Taylor and Shelley
Guthrie. Flower girl was Shelby McCoy and ring
bearer was Josh McCoy, niece and nephew of the
bride.
Best man was Will Ferrari and groomsmen were
Ian Fairweather, Richard Gupton and Jeff Ellis.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Elks
Lodge in Bradenton. The couple honeymooned
during a seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman;
Cozumel, Mexico and New Orleans. They live in
Bradenton.


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E] PAGE 26 0 MARCH 16, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Anna Maria

Elementary menu "
* Monday, 3/20/95
* No School
. Records Day
* Tuesday, 3/21/95
* Breakfast: Cereal or Cinnamon Toast
Lunch: Hot Dog or Pizza
* Wednesday, 3/22/95
Breakfast: Cereal or Waffles
* Lunch: Barbecued Chicken or Burrito
Thursday, 3/23/95
Breakfast: Pancakes or Cereal
* Lunch: Beefaroni or Mini-Chef Salad
Friday, 3/24/95
* Early Release
" Breakfast: Peanut Butter or Cereal
* Lunch: Chicken Pattie
. All meals served with milk
All lunches includes a choice of vegetable and fruit.








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Great job
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending March 3.
Kneeling, left to right, are Luther Sasser and Chase Parker. First row, left to right, are Robby Purvis,
Danny Williams, Chuck Carter, Heath Fiecke and Brittney Pegan-Hanks. Back row, left to right, are
Donald Rains, Matt Losek, Laura Wusteman, Sergio Recanati, Mike Stamm and Josh Sato.


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School dedicates caboose to distinguished teacher


Our Island school will dedicate the Computer Ca-
boose to teacher Billie Coles, who passed away last
October at the age of 51. The students and staff invite
the entire community to come and share with them the
memory of this distinguished teacher.
Soft-spoken with the polite steel of a southern lady,
Coles came to Anna Maria Elementary in 1979 as a
kindergarten teacher.
"One day there was just a knock on the door and
there she stood," said Island resident Bonnie Collins.
"Mrs. Coles introduced herself and said that my daugh-
ter would be in her kindergarten class when school
started. She had come to visit so Alicia would be famil-
iar with her new teacher before the big day. I under-
stand she visited every one of her students' homes. I
was really surprised. I have never forgotten that visit
and my daughter is in college now."
In 1988, Coles became Anna Maria Elementary's
curriculum specialist until her retirement in 1992. She
was instrumental in bringing computer technology into
the school and more importantly directly into hands
and minds of every student and teacher.
"When the superintendent of schools visited my
classroom to tell me I was one of the finalists in this
year's county Teacher of the Year program, the first
person who came to my mind was Billie," said Karen
Paul, third-grade teacher. "I remembered all the things
she taught me about technology."
"Billie was unique," said Jim Kronus, principal,
"she always looked to what was good. She never
looked at anything negatively even when programs
didn't do what we wanted them to. She would find the
positive part and develop it from there.
"Billie Coles has touched hundreds, perhaps thou-
sands of lives," he continued. "We want the Computer
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Billie Coles, teacher, Anna Maria Elementary, 1979-1992


Caboose, where she worked and taught, to be dedicated
to this remarkable and inspirational teacher. The plaque
reads, 'In loving memory of Mrs. Billie Coles, teacher,
friend, mentor, March 1995.'"
Coles received her education at Kings College in
Tennessee. She was married to Edgar Coles III, now de-
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runner for in-classroom computer stations.
The dedication of the Computer Caboose will take
place at Anna Maria Elementary School, Holmes
Beach, on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m.


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Pop music program on Longboat
The Town of Longboat Key, Bayfront Park Recre-
ation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Dr., will present
"Music by the Bay," an afternoon of pop music by the
Florida West Coast Symphony, Florida Brass Quintet,
on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m.
Admission is $15 and will include a box supper
provided by Cafe on the Bay. Advance ticket purchase
is recommended.
Proceeds will benefit the center's programs and
services for all ages.
Call 383-3136 for ticket information.

Jazz program to be presented
by Players Wednesday
The Players of Sarasota will present a performance
by jazz duo Tuck & Patti at 8 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 22.
Tickets are $16 and available at the Players The-
atre box office, U.S. 41 & 9th St., Sarasota.
For more information, call 365-2494.

Chamber musicians perform
The Metropolitan Arts Chamber Musicians will
perform works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Johannes
Brahms and Robert Schumann on Thursday, March 16,
at Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
General admission is $3. Students' tickets are $1.
Call 755-1511, ext. 4688 for tickets and infor-
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The event is open to the public.

Van Wezel fills March with music
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota,
will present jazz greats Cleo Laine and John
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at 8 p.m.
On Monday, March 20, the New York City Opera
National Company will bring Rossini's comic master-
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The "BBQ & Music Festival" will be held on
Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the7
D.A.V., 111 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton, to benefit
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Public Beach; 5K run and 1-mile Fun Run. Cost: $15.
Registration: 388-4441, ext. 308.

Clubs
The March meeting of the Bradenton Branch,
American Association of University Women will be
held Tuesday, March 21, at the Catering Connection,
2505 Manatee Ave. E (formerly Farmer John's), at 6
p.m. The program is entitled, "Appreciating Interna-
tional Differences." Cost: $15 for dinner. Reservations:
792-8372 or 753-3861.
The Retired Insurance Brains of Manatee-
Sarasota Counties will meet at Lido Beach Holiday Inn,
233 Ben Franklin Dr., on Tuesday, March 28, begin-
ning at 11 a.m. Reservations: 778-6766.

Events
A special St. Patrick's Day program for people of
all ages will be presented on Friday, March 17, at 3
p.m. in the Manatee County Central Library Audito-
rium, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., W., Bradenton. The
speaker is Linda O'Connor-Levy. Cost: free. Informa-
tion: 748-5555.
Selby Gardens will celebrate its 20th anniversary
with a three-day Spring Plant Fair, Saturday through
Monday, March 18, 19, 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Admission: $3 (children
under 12 are free). Information: 366-5731, ext. 10.
Senior citizens Day will be held at Manatee com-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 1, stolen tag, 10006 Gulf Dr., Island Ap-
pliance.

Bradenton Beach
March 3, possession with intent to sell, posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of drug
paraphernalia, 100 block of Eighth Street South. Upon
execution of a search warrant, the officers found sev-
eral plastic bags and containers of marijuana, a roach
clip, partial marijuana cigarettes, a book with names
and money owed, a pack of rolling papers, a portable
scale and a box of sandwich bags in the house. John D.
Lange, 43, of Bradenton Beach was placed in custody.
March 4, DUI, 200 block of Bridge Street. The
officer on patrol observed a vehicle pull out of the post
office parking lot and travel west at a high rate of
speed. The driver, John Connelly, 51, of Ft. Lauder-
dale, passed another vehicle and approached the island
at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street. In
order to avoid hitting the island, Connelly swerved into
the west bound lane, causing another vehicle to swerve
over the curb in order to avoid being hit, said the report.
Connelly turned onto Gulf Drive at a high rate of
speed and the officer activated his emergency equip-
ment. According to the report, Connelly continued at
speeds of up to 50 mph, turned east on Cortez Road,
then pulled off the road. The officer administered field
performance tests and placed Connelly in custody.
March 8, DUI, possession of marijuana less than
20 grams, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North to 12500
block of Cortez Road West. The officer on patrol ob-
served Samuel J. Grant, 47, of Juneau, Alaska, travel-


ing south on Gulf Drive. The report said Grant crossed
the center line, turned east on Cortez Road and
straddled the center line across the bridge.
Grant turned onto 125th Street West and came to
a stop two blocks later. The officer administered filed
performance tests and placed Grant in custody. Upon
patting down Grant, the officer found a quarter bag of
marijuana in his jacket pocket and a partial marijuana
cigarette in his pants pocket.

Holmes Beach
March 3, burglary, 3610 East Bay Dr., storage
unit. The complainant reported that a person unknown
removed a television set valued at $200, household
items valued at $1,000 and antiques valued at $2,000.
March 3, found property a clutch bag, 6500
block of Marina Drive.
March 3, traffic, 5800 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The complainant reported that a subject in a white
convertible continually speeds on the street. The officer
said he will contact the subject and advise him of the
problem.
March 3, larceny, 3700 block of East Bay Drive.
The complaint reported that his vehicle's soft top had
been ripped by a person unknown and his car stereo
valued at $1,050 removed.
March 4, suspicious, 500 block of 58th Street.
The complainant reported that she heard something on
her porch and saw something burning. Upon the
officer's arrival, she had extinguished the fire. It was
determined that the burning substance was feces.
March 4, suspicious person, 2716 Gulf Drive,
Gulf Cabins. The complainant reported two subjects
sleeping on the beach in patio chairs from the condo-
miniums. The officer located the subjects, asked them
to return the chairs to the pool area, issued trespass
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March 5, 7700 block of Marina Drive. The com-
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officer woke the subjects, who had been drinking, and
advised them they couldn't sleep in the vehicle. The
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March 5, found property, 2900 block of Avenue
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March 7, found property a men's bicycle, 200
block of 70th Street.
March 8, disturbance, 5901 Marina Drive, police
department. A mother and son were having problems
getting along. The officer talked to them and they
agreed to try and work things out between them.
March 8, vandalism, 5200 Gulf Drive,
Martinique. The complainant advised that a person
unknown threw several flower pots from the upper
floors of the building. He said he saw two white male
juveniles leave the building and walk toward the beach.
The juveniles were not found.
March 9, petty larceny, 5348 Gulf Dr., post office.
The complainant reported that while she was at the post
office she left her wallet containing $115 in cash, credit
and identification cards and a checkbook on the work
table. She returned later and the wallet was gone.
March 9, petty larceny of a cellular phone, 100
block of Avenue E on the beach.
March 9, damage, 5700 block of Carissa. The
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Chatting with the 'new sheriff in town'


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Well, there's "a new sheriff in town" all right.
That's his phrase.
Master Chief J.D. Arndt, latest commander of U.S.
Coast Guard/Cortez, has ridden onto the local marine
scene. And there are some things he'd like you to
know.
But first, a little of his background.
A 17-year veteran of the Coast Guard, Arndt
comes to Cortez from Oak Island, North Carolina, "a
multi-mission station very similar to Cortez," in his
words. He has served on the cutter Dauntless out of
Miami (renamed the Nemesis in the cartoon
Doonesbury) and was stationed at Marathon during the
Mariel boat lift.
"Been there, done that," is his comment about
those experiences.
"The Coast Guard has been in a bit of a turn in the last
10 years," Arndt says. "Ten years ago we were doing lots
of boater assistance, much of it not emergencies."
Now, the master chief says, "We're a mainstay
in law enforcement." In addition to still carrying on
some search and rescue operations, Coast Guard/
Cortez enforces laws in the areas of "fisheries, drugs
and illegal immigrants."
At the present time, Arndt explained, commercial
salvers such as Sea Tow have replaced the boating as-
sistance function. "Now, if it's not an emergency, the
Coast Guard won't tow you in.
"Now when we get a call, we decide if it's an emer-
gency such as a fire, flooding or medical," and those
cases they're ready to help.
"The bottom line is that we operate a lot like the.
highway patrol. They don't tow you out if you're just
stuck." In other words, if your sailboat is simply
aground, don't expect a Coast Guard cutter to come by
and pull you off.
What happens is that if you call the Coast Guard
and it decides there's no emergency, they put out a
Marine Assistance Radio Broadcast. In other words,
they go to a calling channel and ask anyone in your area
that's interested to come to your assistance.
Commercial tow boat operators, obviously, are the
ones most interested.
In addition to running the station at Cortez, Arndt is
also responsible for the Coast Guard Auxiliary division
running from Boca Grande to Egmont Key, including
eight flotillas with a total of about 1,500 members.
Although probably best known for conducting
their boating safety classes, the various flotillas also do
routine patrol and rescue work. "The only thing they
don't do is law enforcement," Arndt said.
Arndt encourages boaters to take advantage of the
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sticker for your boat if you pass. He allowed that a
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Fisheries commissioners busy
So Florida's marine fisheries commissioners are
just too busy to pay attention to little ol' Anna Maria
Island's request for a live shellfish harvest ban.
That's too bad.
But what's really too bad is the situation in
Sarasota. The mayor there asked the city commission
to pass a similar ban but was told they'd do it only if
Mote Marine Laboratory said it was needed.
Guess what? Mote said they didn't know, but if the
city would like to fund a study on the subject, Mote
would certainly let them know the results.
Sometimes (often times if you really want to know
the truth) I think folks on Anna Maria really do have
it best. They are capable of deciding things for them-
selves without having to run off to an "authority" ev-
ery time something comes up.
Mote's a great institution with loads of learned
people working there. Sometimes Anna Maria prob-
ably benefits from having it down on City Island.
Let's just hope it stays there.
See you next week.

1995 Center

baseball schedule


Master Chief J.D. Arndt said he plans to empha-
size environmental pollution, drinking and boating
and enforcement of federal regulations prohibiting
feeding marine mammals. Islander Photo: Bonner
Presswood.

of the safe boating courses offered. "Lots of people are
new to Florida and boaters from up north where most
of their experience is on lakes and the like. The Gulf
of Mexico is a big place, and some new and extra
knowledge can be a big help out there."
Arndt did drop some hints about exactly what areas
where he might be stepping up local enforcement. "I'm
very interested in environmental pollution," he said.
So you might want to be sure the on-board head is
hooked up and working well.
Another particular interest of the "new sheriff in
town" is the mixing of alcohol and boating. "Fifty
percent of all boating fatalities involve alcohol,"
Arndt said, "and I'm very concerned about mixing
alcohol and boats."
Florida recently lowered the amount of alcohol
required to be charged in impairment from .10 to .08
percent. That number also holds for boaters.
On a lighter note, Arndt said he's going to be tak-
ing a look at enforcing federal regulations on marine
mammals. In particular, "reports of people feeding
porpoises down in the Venice area. Tell people to stop
doing that," he said, "or I'll give them a ticket for it."
One thing the Coast Guard won't be doing is enforc-
ing the recently passed Florida net ban. "I can't enforce
anything that doesn't have the word 'federal' on it. And
the net ban is a state regulation," he pointed out.


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Thursday, March 16

Friday, March 17

Saturday, March 18
Monday, March 20

Tuesday, March 21
Wednesday, March 22


7 p.m. Haley's Motel vs. D.
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4:45 p.m. AMFD vs.
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Picture Day
7 p.m. Haley's Motel vs.
Westbay Athletic Club
7 p.m. Kiwanis vs. AMFD
7 p.m. D. Coy Ducks vs.
West Bay Athletic Club


Minor League games
Thursday, March 16 4:45 p.m. Jim Boast
Dodge vs. Betsy Hills
Friday, March 17 7 p.m. Tip of the Island vs.
Bali-Hai
Saturday, March 18 12:30 p.m. Uncle Dan's
Place vs. Quality Builders
(Picture Day)
Monday, March 20 4:45 p.m. Jim Boast
Dodge vs. Bali-Hai
Tuesday, March 21 4:45 p.m. Quality
Builders vs. Betsy Hills
Wednesday, March 22 4:45 p.m. Uncle Dan's
Place vs. Tip of the Island

Tee Ball games
Saturday, March 18 9 a.m. Continental Kitchen
vs. Air & Energy
Saturday, March 18 10 a.m. VFW Post 8199 vs.
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Deadline Saturday for Islander Bystander sheepie contest


By Capt Mike Heistand
This is it the last few days of The Islander
Bystander's big sheepshead contest. Bring by a photo
of the biggest sheepshead you've caught lately to our
offices at 5408 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach by Sat-
urday, March 18. The fisher with the biggest sheepie

AMICC Little League
League standings for the week
ending March 11


Major League
D. Coy Ducks
Haley's Motel
Westbay Athletic Club
Anna Maria Fire Department
Kiwanis


Minor League
Quality Builders
Bali Hai
Jim Boast Dodge
Tip of the Island
Uncle Dan's Place
Betsy Hills


Major League stats top six
Name (team) G
Dusty Andricks (Haley's) 2
Preston Copeland (Ducks) 2
Michael Armstrong (Ducks) 2
Michael Patterson (Ducks) 2
Tim Hasse (Haley's) 2
Taylor Bernard (WAC) 2


players
AB H
1 1
7 5
7 4
5 3
5 3
5 3


RBI
1
3
2
3
1
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1.000
.714
.636
.600
.600
.600


Little League Highlights
"The season got into full swing this week, and al-
ready we've had an extra-inning game.
"On Wednesday night (March 8) D. Coy Ducks
played WAC to a 3-3 tie after 6 innings. D. Coy Ducks'
player Jeremy LeGrand started off the extra inning with
a single and later scored the winning run on wild pitch.
D. Coy Ducks' pitcher, Michael Patterson, finished the
game strong and did not let WAC score in the bottom
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Key West grunts, porgies, vermilion snapper, a couple
of red grouper and some mangrove snapper. The nine-
hour trip is averaging 20 head of red and black grou-
per and mangrove snapper. The Bay fishing trips are
averaging 100 head of black sea bass and sand perch.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said his charters are
coming back to the docks loaded with sheepshead
caught in the Gulf. He's finding an occasional run of
cobia, bluefish and mackerel. In the backwaters, trout,
reds and a few snook are being caught on shrimp-laden
hooks. White bait is starting to show up in some places
and should improve fishing in the next few weeks.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said high winds have
kept most of the offshore anglers in, but backwater fish-
ing reports include sheepshead and some nice-sized trout
caught on the Key Royale flats using live shrimp for bait.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said boating
anglers are catching some big snook and a few trout up
in the rivers.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said his charters are catching
big eight-pound sheepshead within a few miles of the Is-
land. Farther out seven to 15 miles or so they've
been catching so many gag grouper that the big fish are
running the mangrove snapper off. Artificial reef fishing
is particularly hot for amberjack right now, some up to 50
pounds, and even farther out there are mangrove snapper
being caught in about 70 feet of water.
Capt. Phil Shields echoed the superb grouper ac-
tion taking place right now, with some tipping the
scales at 20 pounds. Snapper and amberjack are also
plentiful in the Gulf, Capt. Phil said.






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Russ Otto, owner of the boat "Interlude," caught this
26-inch black grouper about 20 miles offshore.

Capt. Rick Gross said his customers have been
catching several snook, with even better linesider action
to come as the season and the weather heats up.
Capt. Mark Bradow said sheepshead are making
up most of his catches. He's averaging about 20 of 'em
per trip.
On my boat Magic we've been landing lots of
sheepshead, some up to six pounds. We've also
brought back a mixed bag of mangrove snapper, trig-
gerfish and a few catch-and-release reds.
Capt. Tom Chaya said trout, sheepies and snap-
per make up most of his catch.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook are
starting to show up in the Manatee River, a few of good
size. There are also reports of catch-and-release redfish
being enticed to take a hook. Offshore, grouper are still
at their peak right now, and Bill said to look for mack-
erel and kingfish to start their runs in the near future.
Good luck and good fishing.

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DAY AMHIGH
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Fri3/17 11:59 1.8ft
Sat 3/18 12:32 1.6fft
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Mon 3/20 2:24 1.3ft
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5:50 0.4ft
6:14 0.5ft
6:36 0.7ft
6:59 0.8ft


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12:26 1.9ft
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By Master Chief J.D. Arndt
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez
Feb. 27: Search and Rescue /Assistance. At ap-
proximately 10:30 a.m. Station Cortez received a call
from Group Office St. Petersburg that they had moni-
tored a radio call from a 23-foot pleasure craft report-
edly taking on water off Longboat Key. The Cortez 41-
foot boat investigated and found the boat was taking on
water due to failure to put in the boat drain plug upon
putting the vessel in the water at the Coquina Boat
Ramp. The Coast Guard vessel escorted the distressed
vessel back to the ramp.
Feb. 29: Law enforcement. At about 4:30 p.m.,
Station Cortez's 21-foot vessel, while on patrol off
Anna Maria, sighted and conducted a boarding on a 19-
foot pleasure craft. A citation was issued for two under-
sized red snapper. Federal recreational size limit for red
snapper is 15 inches, measured from the tip of the snout
to the tip of the tail of the fish. The vessel's skipper said
he did not know what kind of fish he had caught. He
was cited with violation of undersized reef fish.
March 2: Law enforcement. At 10 a.m., Station
Cortez received a call from Manatee County Sheriff's
office for assistance in locating a vessel that had left
Regatta Point marina without paying the bill. The 21-
foot Coast Guard vessel searched for, located and de-
tained the vessel just south of the Cortez Bridge until
local law enforcement officers arrived.
March 2: Search and rescue. At 4:30 p.m., Station
Cortez received a call from the 27-foot sailing vessel
"Dream Catcher," reporting they had run aground in New
Pass. Current policy calls for the Coast Guard to not en-
gage in salvage of aground vessels, but it can issue marine
assistance radio broadcast to see if a company or indi-
vidual wishes to assist The Coast Guard will also assist
the vessel in other ways, such as helping set the anchor or
transporting passengers to shore if desired. The Coast
Guard 21-foot rigid-hull inflatable boat was diverted to the
area to investigate and, upon reached the boat, remained
on scene to monitor the situation until the vessel was freed


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


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

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TWO GULF FRONTS Fully furnished, 2BR/1 BA apart-
ments on wide, sandy walking beach. Close to shop-
ping and restaurants. Perfect investment property or
second home. Offered at $99,900 and $105,000. Call
Dave Moynihan.


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HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Prime Bayfront
lot with fabulous views and deep water dockage in
excellent Holmes Beach location. Offered at
$189,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.





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BEACH PLAZA Affordable Island living with excellent
Gulfviews from the 2BR/1 BA unit in this small complex,
across the street from wide walking beach. Good central
location, close to shopping and restaurants. Strong rental
opportunity. Priced at $77,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


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


by a commercial salver.
March 2: Boarding. Pleasure craft boarded and is-
sued warning for out-of-date flares.
March 3: Boarding. Pleasure craft boarded and is-
sued warning for no flares on board.
March 3: Law enforcement. At 7 p.m., Station
Cortez investigated a reported diesel oil spill at the
Buccaneer Inn Marina. Final outcome of investigation
is pending.
March 4: Law enforcement. At 11 a.m., Station
Cortez received a report from a Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel that New Pass Inlet marker 4 was struck by an
unknown vessel and is leaning 20 degrees.
March 5: Search and rescue. At 3 p.m., Station
Cortez received a call from a Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel that a 17-foot pleasure craft was disabled and
anchored one mile north of Blackburn Point with a
dead battery. As a non-emergency case, and since the
vessel did not have radio capabilities to hear potential
responders, the auxiliary vessel was requested to tow
the disabled vessel to the nearest safe mooring.
March 5: Boarding. Commercial fishing vessel
boarded, no violations.
March 5: Boarding. Pleasure craft boarded and is-
sued boating safety violation for no certificate of reg-
istration on board, no FCC license for VHF-FM radio
and not having one on board.
March 6: Boarding. Pleasure craft boarded and issued
violation for not having FCC license for VHF-FM radio.
March 6: Boarding. Commercial fishing vessel
boarded and issued warning for not having life preserv-
ers with name and number of vessel stenciled on them,
personal marker lights expired, retro faded and non-
reflective and no injury placard posted.
March 7: Search and rescue. At 7:30 p.m., Station
Cortez received a call from the motor vessel
"AROMA," anchored in the Egmont Key anchorage,
that another vessel was flashing a light and may be in
distress. A Coast Guard helicopter was in the area and,
upon investigation, the crew found the small vessel but
it was not in need of assistance.
March 8: Search and rescue. At 7 p.m., Station Cortez
received a phone call from a resident stating that her hus-


BAY VIEWS and
mouth of canal
frontage from deep
water lot in prime
Holmes Beach
location. Quiet
residential area
within walking distance
to beach. Just reduced
to $147,500. Call
Dave Moynihan
for details.


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


GULFFRONTI Great views and wide sandy walking
beach enhance this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit.
Well-maintained complex with pool, covered parking,
and storage room. Excellent rental opportunity. Priced
at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


Work out facility

muscles in on

service
The newest workout facility has arrived on
Anna Maria Island.
Owner Lois Norman opened the Workout
Center with all new state-of-the art cardiovascular
equipment that includes steppers, digital bakes,
treadmills and the latest in Stairmaster, the ever
popular stepmill at the Anna Maria Island Centre.
A sauna, massage therapy, personal training
and showers are also available for the convenience
of members. Certified trainer Ed Trayers gives nov-
ice fitness enthusiasts supervision and encourage-
ment with new programs.
After only two weeks, Norman reports re-
sponse has been exceptional, with members rang-
ing in age from 15 to 75.
A friendly and experienced administrative staff,
headed by Barbara Burgess, offer tours to all who
are interested.
"We're providing a service to residents of Anna
Maria Island that compliments the hotel/motel in-
dustry as well," said Norman. "We emphasize ser-
vice and accommodation."
The Workout Center is at 3328 East Bay Dr.,
Holmes Beach, and can be reached at 778-7975.

band and friend were out on Jet-skis in Anna Maria Sound
and the friend's ski had broken, had drifted away from her
husband and could not be found. The station's 21-foot
vessel responded to assist in the search, as did the other
Jet-ski. A short time later, the friend came ashore and,
eventually, so did the other Jet-ski.
March 9: Law enforcement. At 8 a.m., Station Cortez
received a call from Coast Guard St. Petersburg that an
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon was emit-
ting a signal from the Sarasota Bay area. Investigation
revealed a sailing vessel in Buttonwood Harbor, Longboat
Key, was accidentally transmitting the signal.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 16, 1995 0 PAGE 33 I!J


TIMES PAST
BY CHARLES M. DEBER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
I 60's labor leader
6 Aristotle treatise
12 They're no
gentlemen
16 Film maker's
special effects
shot
21 TV comic
DeGeneres
22 Fit to till
23 Mule Sal's canal
24 Literature
Nobelist Canetti
25 Headline of
#36,683 (July 1,
1958)
28 Explosive liquid
29 Motley
30 Nightclothes,
informally
31 Fragrant
compound
32 Gym wear
33 Controversial
James Lovelock
book
35 Marks left
36 Proust hero
37 Headline of
#6,256 (Oct. 9,
1871)
43 Holiday stamp
44 Language suffix
47 Eared seals
48 Proboscis
49 Be gracious to
50 Ancient Chinese
dynasty
51 Sang like a crow
52 Bull: Prefix
54 It has many feet
55 Assault


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57 Headline of 104 Comic strip
#31,545 (June 6. originally called
1944) "Li'l Folks"
62 Slowpoke 106 Mao follower
63 Partof L.A. 107 Swingaround
64 "The Cocktail 108 Headline of
Party" #26,212 (Oct.
playwright 30, 1929)
65 Roofer's concern 111 Biological bodies
66 Aers 113 Unwilling
66 Altersy 114 Hit obliquely, as
68 They can be a nail
grand 115 Stage actress
69 Where clothes Martin et al.
spin 117 Malaysian export
70 Ziegfeld, to pals 118 Comet's path in
71 Hootchie-- thesky
72 Baseball 119 Eras
historian Bums 125 "Ragged Dick"
75 Vandals writer
76 Tiny openings 126 Headline of
77 Song sung singly #27,710 (Dec. 6,
78 Variety show 129 )ofboom
since 1975: Abbr. 129 Kind of boomed
79 Uganda's Amin author Morrison
80 Dortmund 131 Actress Dorothy
dessert 132 Olga's successor
81 Pipe root 133 CBS exec
82 Point count Laurence
bidding pioneer 134 Church part
83 Socials 135 City on the
85 Anthony or Willamette
Elmo, e.g. 136 With it
86 Dolphin sense
87 Alphabet trio DOWN
90 Mellow Mel I Learn via the
91 Headline of grapevine
#48,377 (Oct. 3, 2 Stew
1990) 3 Ross national
95 Party line product
96 Iran's Bani- 4 Song or slug
follower
97 Hardly 5 "Puppy Love"
trustworthy singer, 1960
98 "All right" 6 Sup
99 Eight-time 7 Capricorn, e.g.
Norris Trophy 8 Palindromic
winner Yemeni cit,


100 Cooper's
12Bumppo
00102 Box


STUMPED?


9 Nigerian people
10 Year in
Ptolemy's life


II Iroquoian
Indians
12 II di gravity
13 Bygone Dodge
14 New Look
designer
15 D.C.V.I.P.
16 Headline of
#40,721 (July
21, 1969)
17 Highly unusual
18 Headline of
# 19,806 (April
16. 1912)
19 Not bland
20 Those, in
Tegucigalpa
26 Texas A&M
player
27 Grammarian's
topic
32 Ugly Duckling,
actually
34 Reply: Abbr.
35 It may be tied
36 Tuxedo junction
37 The "f" in f-stop
38 --Turkish
War, 1911-12
39 Singer Lou
40 "...-- saw
Elba"
41 Up-down
connector
42 Eskimo people
43 Wood stock sites
45 Author Sidney
46 Diamond datum
49 Color tester
52 Cuts away
53 "My Michael"
writer-- Oz
54 Smooths the way
56 Not, to a Scot
58 "Cannonball
Run" co-star
59 Mathematician
Turing et al.


.60 Put teeth into
61 Productive hen
62 They've got the
goods
67 Monetary unit of
Peru
68 Headline of
#4,110 (Nov. 25,
1864)
69 "What's-?"
70 Brief incursion
72 Kipling youth
73 Copyholders?
74 Headline of
#42,566 (Aug. 9,
1974)


76 Rap sheet info
77 Any lad
81 Off-color
82 Ideal
84 Energy unit
85 Washington -
86 Brat's look
87 Equip
88 Proofreading
marks
89 To the point
92 European
freshwater fish
93 Caspian
tributary


94 Pop singer
Hendryx
95 Rustic house
96 Actor Erwin et al.
101 "Woe is me!"
102 "First -- see

103 Drink
104 "Israfel" writer
105 Senior Mormon
108 Meryl Streep's
1982 title role
109 Comfortable gait
110 Caterpillar's
quarters
112 Type of acid


113 Grebes' cousins
115 Z-like
116 "The Time
Machine" people
117 Cut short
118 Give- (pull)
120 CatcherTony
121 Solitaire item
122 Turn over
123 Bangs, e.g.
124 Chair support
126 Educ. grp.
127 Cash alternative
128 From N.M. to
N.D.


Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
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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Island real

estate sales
'T 106 11th St N, BB, a ground level 2bed/2bath du-
plex of 816 sfla, built in 1947 on a 55x103 lot, was sold
2/8/95, Wright to Kalser, for $90,000; list unknown.
-T 3601 E Bay Dr, HB, Sandy Pointe Condo Bid 2 Ph
4, a 2bed/2bath/lcp unit with 1048 sfla and built in 1994,
was sold 2/8/95, Fla Homebuyers Ins to Hayward, for
$110,000; list $109,900.
t 6400 Flotilla, HB, 24 Westbay Pt & Moorings, 2bed/
2bath condo of 1271 sfla, built in 1979, was sold 2/8/95,
Nabstedt to Landgren, for $110,000; list $129,500.
t' 901 Gulf Dr S, BB, 4 Pelican Cove Resort 2, a
bayfront elevated condo of 2bed/2bath/lcp, 1100 sfla,
built in 1984, was sold 2/7/95, Vandevrede to Schmitter,
for $125,000; list unknown.
"* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, exclusively for The Island Bystander. 1995

S$BUYTHESEA
$ BUY THE SEA
$ BUY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA
Gulffront Lot ........... $259,000
Gulffront Lot & partially built
house ......................... $299,000
31 -3 7 1 ISLAND
331-3471 BROKER


FANTASTIC VIEW!
Many exciting & outstanding ideas featured in this canal
home with over 4100 sq ft of Island living! Two large guest
bedrooms, three baths plus 17 x 23 Master suite with cor-
ner fireplace, dressing room, huge walk-in closet & Mas-
ter bath. Living room, dining area, and beautiful custom-
ized kitchen relate to the Florida room with built-in stereo
system & intercom, a great fireplace & wet-bar PLUS
additional cooking facilities & pantries with pull-out shelv-
ing. Convenient home office/den & lots of closets & stor-
age. Centered around a lovely pool with stone garden &
waterfall & wonderful jacuzzi & built-in BBQ. Newly re-
placed sea wall & boat dock, resurfaced circular drive and
a truly breathtaking open water view. Call Marie Franklin
& reduced to $390,000.


Since
10 0w1957
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN R EA LTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34218
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250


Island chamber
acknowledges new
members
This Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce an-
nounced its new members during the month of February.
The chamber welcomes Coastal Connections Co.,
Bradenton; Sunset Production, Bradenton Beach; Via
Veneto Italian Ice, Sarasota; Anna Maria Tourist Infor-
mation Time Share Center, Holmes Beach; Poco Loco
Fine Mexican Cuisine, Longboat Key; Waste Manage-
ment of Manatee County, Bradenton; Picture This ...
Photography, Holmes Beach; and Uniglobe Far Away
Places Travel, Holmes Beach.




MOBILE HOME & LOT
PALMA SOLA SHORES
2107 Palma Sola Blvd.,
#53, Bradenton, FL
Spacious 2 Bed, 2 Bath DBL wide home. Screened
porch, carport. Clubhouse, pool, fishing.
CALL 778-0777
PREVIEW: Two hours prior to Auction
TERMS: $5,000 deposit. Balance in 45 days
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AFFORDABLE
LONGBOAT KEY WATERFRONT
531 DE NARVAEZ DRIVE
Exceptional 3BR, 2.5 pool home on canal with
dock and davits priced under $200,000! Many
upgrades including new roof, new air, new
windows, landscaping etc. MLS#43990.
Call Joan Cunnison 955-4559 a.h.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
423 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota 34236
813-388-3966



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UNIT 56-NORTH BEACH VILLAGE-$169,900
6250 HOLMES BLVD., HOMES BEACH
This beautiful townhouse has 2 large Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, a
large 2-car garage with good storage. Two year old unit features
upgraded appliances, like new carpet, inter-com system. Beau-
tiful setting over-looking pool and a short walk to beach.
OPEN HOUSE Call John Zirzow
OPEN HOUS778-9171 or
SUNDAY 1 TO 4 PM office 753-1620


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

Gulfstream Realty 40
Theresa "Terri" Robertson 778-7777
REALTOR m c778-77771
5600 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217


Westbay Professional
Plaza in Holmes Beach
sold for $310,000
Newport Marketing, Inc. has purchased the
Westbay Professional Plaza from Investors Real Estate
Services, Inc.,for $310,000.
The 4,760-square-foot office plaza is located on
Manatee Avenue West and 6th Street West, Holmes
Beach. Newport Marketing intends to occupy one of
the units in the plaza.
The sale was handled by Sue Haggard of Neal *
Mannausa, Inc., and Robin Kollar of Gulf Bay Realty.


Anna Maria City at Bean Point




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810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Island,
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f.
living area turnkey furnished. $419,000. Call
778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.



Come ride with me!
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We'll find your place in paradise.
ED OLIVEIRA
A REALTOR
When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
SINCE 1939


778-1751
Evenings


2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
FL 34217


778-2246
Office


I OVER 50000

REDUCED OVER $50,000I


4232 Marina Court Near Seafood Shack
Spacious, waterfront corner condo. 3BR/2BA w/2,200 sf. Spec-
tacular views, deepwater boat slip, no bridges to Intracoastal.
Oversize 2-car garage, private elevator- every amenity. $315,000.
Call Jan Schmidt 792-6933
BROKER/SALESMAN

R.S. Olson OB re
Real Estate, Inc. I I n H ,iand Gardens
] 5704 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL (813) 795-3000


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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Just like new! 3BR, 2BA
townhouse. Brand new berber carpet, paint and being offered
furnished turn-key. Beautiful tropical setting and community
pool. Steps to the Gulf, $169,000. Call GULF-BAY
REALTY of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244. We're located in
the Island Shopping Center in the heart of Holmes Beach.






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room for'parking and 104' frontage on
e Avenue. Zoned retail or residential, this
Circa 1902) and picturesque property
ke a wonderful studio art gallery, or retail
business. Amenities include central air and
m awnings, roomy 1 1/2 car garage plus
hed, and many magnificent Grecian Urn
films and live oak tree. $2690,00 NOW
19,500 with terms available.

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Office:
813-778-0766
Mobile:
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TIDY ISLAND! Just reduced to $199,000! Mo-
tivated seller offers perfect alternative to
Longboat! Splendid views. Cathedral ceilings,
2Br/2Ba, spacious designer kitchen,- 2-car ga-
rage. 24-hr security gate. Call Karin Stephan for
all details.
ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED home on
large (3) lot. Elegant 4BR/4BA. Waterviews!
Multi-level living room, fireplaces, built-ins, per-
fect for entertaining! Security system. Secluded
deepwater canal. Come see, stay and make
offered $389,000. ..


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DIRECTLY ON THE GULF
Choose your floor covering and appliances on the
brand new 3BR/2.5BA home. The view is spec-
tacular from every room in the house. Tremen-
dous income potential. $395,000.

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
One of Anna Maria's nicest condo complexes.
This furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is beautiful.
Elevators, pool and covered parking. $224,900.


BAYFRONT
Perfect setting in Holmes Beach. Looks off to the
Skyway Bridge. 3BR/2BA. Large lot with estab-
lished landscaping. $349,000.


HANDYMAN SPECIAL
Ready for some imaginative upgrades, these
three apts. presently bring in over $2,000 month
rental. View of Gulf. Asking $152,000.


HOLMES BEACH $108,000
Lots of possibilities here! Great location and quiet
street. Short walk to shopping center and beach.
Two bedrooms, one bath and the other side fea-
tures a one bedroom, one bath.


Mike

Norman

Realty inc.


778-6696
1-800-367-1617
FAX: 778-4364


3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


Contemporary Island Home--Enjoy views of the bay
from this spacious open and airy 2 bedroom home.
Tons of storage. Large master suite. This custom de-
signed home even has an elevator. Asking $259,000.
Rare Anna Maria Waterfront Duplex Direct
bayview from a unique home with income. Upstairs is
a "like new" 2 bedroom, 2 bath owners quarters. Down-
stairs is a good sized 1 bedroom apt. plus a large stor-
age area. All this on an oversized SEAWALLED
CANALFRONT LOT. $269,500.
Holmes Beach Lot Price slashed $84,500 to
$69,,900 on this large pie shaped lot. Area of newer
homes and just a short walk to the Gulf.
New Island Home We sold the latest of our "Island
Home" series before it was finished, again! Call for more
info on our next 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1150 sq. ft. home.
Dolores M. Baker
Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 LEI


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To Our Northern Visitors ... ...
Maureen
Is Here!
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!

What's the best news on Anna Maria Island?
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Outstanding home in excellent condition with
waterview from every room. Large lot overlooks
preservation area for seclusion and privacy.
Screened lanai is enclosed with electric hurri-
cane shutters. Two bedrooms and two baths.
$219,000.

SFran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive *PO Box 717*Anna Mada, FL 34216
/ H FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!
Two office spaces, five garages plus a one bedroom apart-
ment comprise this property zoned ROR. 100% occupancy
& adaptable to many businesses. Well-maintained structure
& room to expand upstairs apt. Owner financing. Asking
$275,000.


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
631 Foxworth. 3BR/3.5BA/1den/2car. 3500 sq. ft. un-
der roof home with 265 feet of seawall. Lavish con-
struction to include Roman Spa bath. $540,000.


DOWUNG
I409 Pine Av.
1 Anna Maria
77T-1222
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Doug
Dowling
Realty
778-1222


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL
ESTATE SERVICESI Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists
extending both Personal AND Professional Services In New Con-
- struction & Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Mar-
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Property Management and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75
Yrs. Combined Experience AND Smiles!
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What's the best news on Anna Maria Island?

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SPACIOUS WATERFRONT home 4BR/
2BA with over 2700 square feet. Directly on
intercoastal waterway. Oversize carport,
new A/C. Lots of possibilities here, zoned
duplex. $269,000. #60202 Ask for Roni
Price. 778-5585 eves.
GULF TO BAY COMMUNITY! This com-
plex offers heated pool, clubhouse, private
fishing dock and 150' of deeded Gulf ac-
cess. Low monthly fee of $77 per month
makes this an exceptional buy! #60974.
Call Carol Heinze 792-5721 eves.
EXCEPTIONALLY NICE 2 STORY in a
newer subdivision. 3 or 4 bedrooms with
fireplace, southern exposure, and large
screened lanai. #59959. Ask for Horace T.
Gilley, 792-0758 eves.

PRICE REDUCED!
Gulf front condo,
2 bedroom/2 bath
: and one car garage.
$145,000.


Carol Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
WESTBAY COVE... 1 BR/1 BA,
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
garage 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
M/L Acre-secluded. 3BR/3BA, 3
car garage plus multi-purpose
room. Extras. $189,900.
MARTINIQUE...3BR/3BA Gulf views! Owner financing.
$196,900.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT...Seats 85+ beer/wine
plus apartment Gulf Dr. beachview. $520,000

Bruce Skorupa
REALTORG
795-0303
"Linking
Buyers
; and Sellers
Together'
ToP SELLER FOR THE
MONTH OF FEBRUARY


Deborah M.
Thrasher
REALTOReASSOC.
778-3395


5400 GULF DR ...
Enjoy beautiful sunsets from
this 1/1 turnkey furnished unit
overlooking pool. Priced
to sell! $84,000.
DUPLEXI Just steps to the Gulf!
3BR/2BA down, 2BR/1BA up
with panoramic 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.


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










BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME
Just steps to Bean Point on the north end of
Anna Maria. Expansive porch offers Gulf & Bay
views. Hardwood floors & fireplace are just a
few amenities in this lovely home. $200,000.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or Kathy
Granstad at 778-4136.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Darlene Masons, Stephanie Bell MILS
-JslavodJealy WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
fi-- SATURDAYS 9A.M. to NOON

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





TOUR OF FINE HOMES
SUNDAY MARCH 19 1-4 PM
5400 Gulf Dr. #34, HB........................$229,000
Direct gulffront condo, turnkey furnished, 2/2 unit.
Inside laundry, covered parking. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
603 North Point Dr., HB ................ $329,000
Key West style waterfront home 4BR/2.5BA,
boat lift, dock. Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
401 74th St., HB............................. $166,500
Multi-level townhouse with no condo fees. 2/2.5, 2
car garage, fenced yard with room for pool. Darcie
Duncan 778-1589 & Elfi Starrett 798-9716 eves.
623 Foxworth Lane #B .......................$218,000
Key Royale 3/2 home with pool on sailboat water.
Frank Migliore 798-2662 eves.
327 Tarpon, AM ............................. $269,000
Sailboat water, 2/2 elevated home, vaulted ceil-
ings, great room. Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
600 Manatee Ave., #202, HB ......... $129,500
Bayfront condo with direct view of Skyway Bridge.
1/1 turnkey furnished. Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
6500 Flotilla Dr. #186, HB ............. $149,900
Westbay Point Moorings, Bay view plus 30' boat
slip. 2.2 condo decorator perfect. Gene
Rossano 778-2615 eves.
3705 E. Bay Dr. #112, HB ................... $89,900
Sunbow Bay 2/2 condo in pristine condition.
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
4007 Bamboo Terr, B'ton ............. $134,900
San Remo, 2/2 canalfront home, new Florida
room, updated kitchen, open floor plan. Jennifer
Jones 795-2865 eves.

PERICO BAY CLUB UNITS OPEN
1261 Edgewater Cr........................ $198.500
First floor end unit. 3/2 with a direct Palma Sola
Bay view. Julie Warrender 794-2314 eves.
1103 Edgewater Cr........................ $196,500
3/2, second floor unit with a magnificent view.
Garage and most furnishings include. Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
1269 Edgewater Cr.................... $137,000
Large screened lanai in this tastefully decorated
2/2 unit. Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
875 Audubon ................................... $92,900
View of two lakes from this 2/2 Osprey unit. Jim
Warrender 794-2314 eves.


REALTORS


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


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OFFICE FOR SALE Fax machine ($200) rarely used,
large executive desk w/computer stand ($200). All very
good condition. 778-3171.
CARTIER LADIES tankwatch, new, 18K; $450.778-6835.
NEW MAXXUM 7000,50 mm and 70-200 lens, case, $250;
Minolta X-370 new with 50 mm lens, $100,778-6835.
BRIDGESTONE MB2 mountain bike. 26" inch black
metallic 15 spd. Like new 778-7746.
TWO PAIR Twin mattress and box spring. Very good
condition. $125. 778-6382.
TWO 2 DRAWER file cabinet. $35 each. 778-9470.
TWO SMALL STANDS 15" X 15"/height 16.5". 1 coffee
stand 42" long, 42" wide, 16.5" wide. 1 big stand 23"
high, 30" X 30". 1 foot cushion. Everything light green.
778-2016.
RATTAN HANGING CHAIR with metal stand, $90 -
now $30. Plastic laundry tub, $8. Stainless steel kitchen
sink, $10. 6-vinyl windows 31" X 62", each with frames,
$50. 778-4877.
BROTHER AX-20 TYPEWRITER Has memory, correc-
tion, spelling and daisy wheel. Instruction book in-
cluded. Excellent condition $100. 778-0136.
REFRIGERATOR AND STOVE Coppertone, good
condition, will sell separately. $75 each. 778-6596.
WHIRLPOOL DISHWASHER Black. Serious buyers
only. Call Jeanne 778-0347.
VINTAGE CLOTHING Childrens, teens, adults. Lots of
bell-bottoms, misc. items. Most from $1 to $12. Also
some old toys, games, etc. Call 813-778-3128.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


GARAGE SALE Oven, dishwasher, chairs, drapes,
bedspreads, TV, clothes, knick knacks and the bath-
room sink! Sat., March 18. 8 2. 539 Key Royale.
MULTI UNIT CLUB House sale. Sat., March 18. 9 2.
Shell Point Condos. 6300 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Give-Away prices. Sat., March 18. 119
46th St., Holmes Beach. Rain or shine.
EASTER GIFTS, new clothes, new and used shoes,
men's shirts, ceramics, purses, jewelry, curtains, ste-
reo cassette player with earphones, crystal dishes. 423
Magnolia, Anna Maria. 8 2. Sat., March 18.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE Sat., March 18. 9 -2. Roser
Church 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Linens, clothing,
crafts, etc. Greatly reduced. Large yard sale.
YARD SALE Exercise equipment, household goods,
clothes and misc. stuff! Sat., March 18.8 3. 2918 Ave
C., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Side by side 20 cubic ft. refrigerator,
deep freezer, books and misc. Sat., March 18. 8 12.
403 75th St., Holmes Beach.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE 2514 Ave B & A, Bradenton
Beach. Fri., March 17 & Sat., March 18. 9 2.
GARAGE SALE Fri., March 17. 8 2. Lamps, car radio,
Lazy Boy recliner (country blue), linens, misc. house-
hold items. 112 Pelican, Anna Maria.


FOUND Ladies watch on beach vicinity of Blue Water
Motel. 3/13. Gene 778-5577.
FOUND White rabbit. 778-1239.
FOUND: FEMALE DALMATION. Wearing a "Gator" collar.
Holmes Beach area of 83rd & Marina Drive. Call 778-5809
or ask for John Home at the Anchorage Rest 778-9611.

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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.
WANTED WW II, Korea, Vietnam and other veterans
of Foreign War to join Island VFW Post. Call NOW! Bob
DeVane 778-4400.
THE ISLAND PLAYERS
next production
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
March 17-April 2
contains strong language and is not
recommended for children.
778-5755 Visa & MasterCard

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


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


'95 CHEVY S-10 Blazer. Burgundy, auto, air, PW, PB, power
locks, fully loaded & over $2,000 in after factory extras. Only
10K miles. Asking $23,000. Call Anytime 320-0110.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
IF YOU HAVE A BOAT but still have trouble catching
fish, you need to call me. Third-generation Florida fish-
ing guide for hire. U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Versa-
tile and capable of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande,
marlin and dolphin in the Florida Keys or offshore grou-
per and snapper. Have good numbers for offshore
reefs and barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1524.
TRADE OR SALE for Waterfront property w/cash. 42'
coastal Cruiser, twin 454 HP. Full electronics, sleeps
6, shallow draft. 778-0142.
1985 15 HP Evinrude. OB motor. $300. 383-4877.
1981 24 FT MIRAGE SLOOP with sails. Centerboard
OMC inboard motor. Sleeps 4. Sink, stove, ice-box, fresh
water, Porto-pot., trailer. $8500 OBO. 813-778-1738.
16' BOAT Deep V MFG, with trailer. 50 HP Evinrude
motor. $1,100. 778-8220.


Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Dorothy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can give a
few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
HELP! Night-time, full-time, bus help. Ivo's Fine Dining
on LBK. 383-8898.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! The Islander Buystander.

The Island Property Maintenance Co.
Complete property maintenance on a regular basis
Inspections weekly or more
Immediate repairs when necessary
Weekly & monthly rates
Written reports sent to you each month
Insured, Island Resident, References
If you are planning to go back to cooler weather or live
here year round & need dependable maintenance...
Call 779-2129 Jim Travis






Custom Design & Installation
SOD SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
BRICK PATIOS & WALKS
DECORATIVE STONE
& GRAVEL YARDS


Owner: Ed Murphy


748-0445


$1,000 per week or more can be yours anytime in your
own home based business. Galaxy Crystal & China,
779-1109.
PEACHES ICE CREAM & Deli is looking for a mature
individual able to work without supervision. Evenings
and weekends a must. Apply in person at Peaches in
the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach.
ISABELLE'S on north Longboat Key. Server needed
breakfast/lunch. Dishwasher needed $6.50 hour. Apply
between 8 2. 383-0689.
MARINE MECHANIC Factory trained in Johnson out-
boards. Mercruiser experience needed. Apply in per at
Five O'Clock Marine 412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.


LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. 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.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places available
for ages 2 thru 12. Individual attention in small groups.
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-2967.

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.
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 appoint-
ments.
ISLAND RESIDENT in need of house cleaning jobs.
$10 an hour. 4 hour minimum. Great references. 778-
4680.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads and service adver-
tising!
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vi-
nyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and much more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon on mobile num-
ber 320-0110. Please leave a message for quick reply
if not available.


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and the
best results from classified ads and service advertising!
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody, sham-
poo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm & hall, $34.95.
11 year in the business. No hidden prices. 794-1278.


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SCommercial Residential Free Estimates
twn Hauling By the cut or bythe month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEEDLOWEST PRICES
I & AND SATISIFACTION

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


Deffenbaugh
LOCK & SECURITY
LOCKED OUT?
HOME AUTO
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE -
RADIO DISPATCHED
SPECIALTY KEYS
LUGGAGE REPAIRS
778-5594


Painting by Elaine
Deffenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
*,- INTERIOR
& EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL
&J
COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468


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


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CARPENTRY

A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
CUSTOM FENCES
DECKS SIDING
FASCIA SOFFITS
DOORS WINDOWS
ODD JOBS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
778-7603
Rick Lase
32-Year Idsland Resident


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Painting

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


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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.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
Beauregard 387-8066.
HOME IMPROVEMENT & REMODELING Carpentry,
27 yrs experience specializing in work on the Island. No
job too small. 747-5808.

THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of home
repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience. Insured,
island resident, references available. Jim 779-2129.

ISLAND WINDOW CLEANER Can't beat my price.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Let's talk. 779-1012.

HOME REPAIR and painting. 35 years experience in all
areas of construction and remodeling. Gulf Breeze
Services Co. 750-8466.

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.


OFFICE SPACE, professional building with elevator in
centrally located Holmes Beach. $200 and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.
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.
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.
GULF FRONT- 3BR/2BA immaculate beach house on
N. Shore Drive. Steps to water. Best on beach! Avail-
able: April 16-May 1 & July 1-July 8. $800 to $1,000 a
week. 778-3171.
SEASONAL April thru June. 1 BR furnished apt. near City
Pier Anna Maria. Weekly, monthly. 778-4543 after 6 pm.
ANNUAL, 1 BR/1BA apt w/screened lanai. $600/mo includes
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.
ANNA MARIA, furnished residence, spectacular Gulf
view, available next season, 3 mos. minimum, all
amenities. 107 Oak Ave. For appointment, Bob 813-
621-0829/813-886-5214.
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service or a new home ... it's all there every week.


GULF FRONT beach house Immaculate 3BR/2BA
vacation rental on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria.
sunset view from every room, steps to water. Best on
beach. Available seasonal or monthly December, 1996
through May, 1996. $3,000 per month. Discount for
season. Call now! 778-3171.
BOOKING NOW FOR '96. Holmes Beach condominium.
2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, close to beach, completely fur-
nished, some waterfront. Also, 2BR/2BA ground floor fur-
nished duplex. Close to beach and all services. Please call
Sharon at Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
FURNISHED APT. Brand-new 2BR turnkey, W/D, dish-
washer. Available March 15, seasonal. 778-3364.
1 BR/1 BA fully furnished, seasonal, quiet neighborhood,
private yard, 1/2 block to beach. 778-9413.
SEASONAL, 2BR/1BA home, screened porch, cable
TV, W/D, garage, close to beach. 813-689-0925.
ANNUAL, 1BR/2BA plus Murphy bed, water view,
screened lanai. $735/mo. Available April 1. Call Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT, 3BR/2BA, 210 81st Street,
Holmes Beach. Available winter 1995-96. (813) 962-0817.
ROOMMATE NEEDED House in Anna Maria. $400 plus
utilities. After 3pm 779-2504.
ANNA MARIA 2BR, newly decorated, beautiful view on
natural lagoon. Boat dock. One block to beach. $525
week. 778-4073.
GULF/BAYFRONT North Shore Dr., Anna Maria. 2BR/
2BA, large enclosed porch. Wk/Mo/Sn. Book now for
'96. 778-0340.
HOLMES BEACH Nice 2BR furnished apartment. Gulf
view. Available April 1st. Weekly/Monthly. 778-4368.
CHARMING 2BR house. Nicely furnished, available
now thru April '96.3 month minimum. Rent now for next
season. 778-3267.
ANNUAL RENTAL Efficiency unfurnished on Gulf Drive,
Holmes, 1/2 block to beach. Beautifully upgraded with tile
floors, new kitchen appliances. No pets. $400 month. (1st,
last & 1/2 month security on signing lease). Call Michael
Advocate, Besty Hills Real Estate. 778-2291.
WANTED PERMANENT RESIDENCE on Anna Maria
Island. Prefer small 2BR house. I am a retiree and do
not smoke or drink. I will take food care of your property.
Tom McKinnon 723-1506.
HOLMES BEACH 100 yds to Gulf, 1BR/1BA duplex apt.,
nicely furnished. Available Dec. '95 & April '96. 1 month
minimum. 5608B Carissa, Holmes Beach. 778-3994.

AVAILABLE MARCH & APRIL '95 (Due to
cancellation).1 BR/1 BA duplex apt. Nicely furnished 1 block
to beach 5608B Carissa, Holmes Beach. 778-3994.

CANT AFFORD TO sell your home? Can't be here to care
for it? Consider permanent, carefree renters. 5,7, 10 year
rental agreement! Call 778-9207 for written references.

EASTER SPECIALS;
423 Spring Ave: Modern and breezy, elevated 2BR
home, walk to beach and bay, $500 wk.
2910 Ave. E: Gulffront splendor w/new heated pool,
huge 1 BR/1 BA, $650 wk.
2BR/2BA, panoramic gulfview, $850 wk.
Holmes Beach condo: 1500 sq. ft. of luxury, decks fac-
ing east and west, pool and steps to beach, $600 wk.
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.

SIX MONTH RENTAL Nov-May available. Steps to
beach. This peaceful 3BR/2BA dollhouse. Everything
you need is here for a little bit of paradise. 778-5587.
WANTED SOBER ROOMMATE for long or short term
for newly renovated home. Must have good sense of
humor and steady income. $350 per month. 778-9133.
YOU CAN FIND THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS
...Dozens of rental listings, lots of stuff for sale, employ-
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NICE HOUSE. 2BR/2BA A/C, garage. Annual lease
$900 month. 778-0217.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR duplex. 1996 winter season (3
month minimum). 1/2 block to beach. 2 blocks from
shopping. Central heat/air & cable. Great condition. No
pets. 778-6909.


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ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA newly renovated beach cot-
tage on north end. May-Oct. Drive by 806 Jacaranda
then call 746-6269 eves.
RESORT 66 Poolside $450/wk, June & July (7/4 wk
$550) 1-800-977-0803or 778-4523.
APRIL TO OCT. Very clean, nice 2BR/2BA, turnkey,
$800/mo. 3 minutes to everything. No car needed. 1-
800-977-0803 or 778-4523.
AVAILABLE APRIL Sunny, nice, 2BR/2BA, 3 minutes
from beach, bank, shops, restaurants, super market, very
clean, turnkey. $1,100. 1-800-977-0803or 778-4523.


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 11. 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.
PRIVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or income property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4898.
BY OWNER: Luxury townhouse on Anna Maria Island.
Lots of open space, 5/3, cathedral ceilings, wet bar,
private deck, heated pool, tennis court, steps to the
beach. 2,100 a/c square foot. Priced to sell. Going out
of country. Call: 779-7377.
OPEN SAT& SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach condo.
New carpet, paint, wallpaper, verticals. Available imme-
diately. $72,900. To see anytime 798-3981.
75' WIDE TRIPLEX LOT. Gulf & Bay view, 250' to
beach. Owner financing if qualified. 778-9555.
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. 778-0142.
BY OWNER: Clean, ready to live in 2BR/1BA home in
Anna Maria! $134,900. Call 778-7127.
GREAT DEAL 2 contigious ROR lots w/3 residential
units. 400' from Gulf. Hi visibility. Owner financing
$149K. Principles only 778-6075.


WESBAY COVE CONDOMINIUM. Holmes Beach gar-
den spot close to shopping, beaches & restaurants.
Waterfront & poolside units available. 2BR/2BA fur-
nished or unfurnished. Best of condominium living.
From $t39,000. Call Sharon, Old Florida Realty 778-
3377.
DUPLEX Intracoastal, 2 story, 2BR & 1BR, Bradenton
Beach, Key West style, sea-wall, sailboat water.
$175,000. 778-7980.
BY OWNER: One year old 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath-
room home. Vaulted ceilings, 2-car garage. 2 blocks to
beach. $189,900. 779-1109. 266 South Harbor.
CHARACTERFUL 2BR/2BA Island home with water
access. Tiled throughout. Large lanai, blended living
and occasion rooms. Skylights, well treed. Call Sharon,
Old Florida Realty 778-3377.
FISHING PIER, bait business & restaurant, Anna Maria
Island. Includes business & real estate. $395,000. Call
Fred Katz, Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980, 779-2044.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE, #27 by owner, 3BR/2.5BA, 2
car garage, large townhouse in lovely condo community
near the beach. Ideal for year round living or perfect va-
cations. Heated pool, many extras. Call to see, 778-6083.
PROTECTED SAILBOAT canal only 1500 ft. from
Intracoastal. 3BR condo, 1835 sq/ft., vaulted ceilings,
4 skylights, elevator, 40 ft. dock with water & electric.
Rock revetment more secure in storms than concrete
seawall. Terri Robertson, Realtor/Owner. Re/Max
Gulfstream. 778-7777.
100X100 LOTS Zoned R-4. 2 blocks to Manatee Bch.
Call for R-4 permitted uses. $92,500 each. Terri
Robertson/Re/Max Gulfstream. 778-7777.
BEAUTIFUL 1930 3BR/2Ba completely remodeled and
updated! Ceramic/oak floors, 10' ceilings, landscaping,
picket fenced, storage building. Immaculate! $174,900.
778-1165
HOME FOR SALE in Anna Maria. Waterfront, sandy
beach, stone fireplace. 3BR/2BA, fantastic view of
Tampa Bay and the Skyway. 778-1239.
PERICO ISLAND 2BR/2BA, 2 car garage, 1825 sq. ft.
All amenities, 4 years new, waterfront, owner relocating.
Must sell $105,000. 795-4800.
BY OWNER 4BR/2BA house one deep water canal in
Anna Maria city. Newly remodeled, split floor plan, new
A/C. $220,000. 778-2681.
OFFICE BUILDING Palmetto. Zoned GO (all types of
office uses business, professional and health related);
1 story metal with steel girders, approx. 3,680 sq. ft.
Price reduced $89,900. (under appraised and assessed
value). Call Michael Advocate, Betsy Hills Real Estate
778-2291/after hours 778-0608.
WE'RE DEDICATED to helping you find the perfect
home, condo, lot or business. No fee to buyers. Your
one-stop-shopping agent Preferred Properties Interna-
tional. 813-778-5028.


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