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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Zimmerman out; feud ensues in Anna Maria


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A battle that flared wildly in Anna
Maria over the weekend has settled quickly
into what evidently will be a long, bitter
feud.
With angry confrontations, accusations
of harassment and abuse, police protection,
threat of a recall election and complaints of
anti-woman attitudes, the blowup shook out
these immediate results: McChesn
Bill Zimmerman, Anna Maria City's
public works director for the past six months, resigned.
Frank Tyndall, who held the job until he retired
in 1993 under pressure, was named interim building


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inspector. Anne Beck will be in charge of "inside pub-
lic works" and Bud Bailey "outside," both longtime
employees of the department


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Dark clouds loomed over the Gulf of Mexico Saturday as a line of thunderstorms drenched the Island.
The cloudburst served as the harbinger of this week's fine weather, though, with warm daytime highs and
pleasantly cool evenings expected for the rest of the week. Islander Photo: Paul Roat



Island-wide shell ban on hold


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A request to prohibit the taking of any live shell-
fish in Island waters has been put on hold by the Florida
Marine Fisheries Commission (FMFC).
In a letter to Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney,
William Teehan, fisheries analyst, said, "The commission
is presently engaged in an extensive re-write of many of
our fisheries rules as a result of the passage of Amendment
X (Save Our Sealife). Because of the amount of time the
staff will have to commit to this endeavor, it will be im-
possible to conduct workshops on the shell issue."
The request for the ban was originated by
McChesney in October of last year. All three Island


cities, as well as the Town of Longboat Key, Bradenton
and the county passed resolutions supporting the ban.
Teehan said if the communities involved would
hold public meetings on the subject and submit the
minutes to the commission staff for evaluation, the is-
sue could come before the commission at a later date.
He also asked if the communities would be responsible
for enforcement of the ban.
In a letter of response, McChesney told Teehan that
both the Manatee County Sheriffs Office and the
Florida Marine Patrol have agreed to enforce the rule.
She said she would seek assurances from the police
departments of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
that they would also enforce the rule.


Dottie McChesney has emphatically
demonstrated her intention to be a strong
mayor in this strong mayor/commission gov-
ernment.

-" Who's the boss?
The controversy began Friday morning
when, Mayor McChesney says, Zimmerman
E told her he was firing an employee and she
told him only the mayor could do that. He
addressed to City Clerk Peggy Nelson a
hand-written letter of resignation, to be ef-
fective when a replacement was found.
PLEASE SEE FEUD, PAGE 2



Beach funding


cuts loom in


Washington
By Paul Roat
The 1993 beach renourishment project on Anna
Maria Island could be the last if a Presidential proposal
receives congressional approval.
President Clinton has suggested gutting the federal
share of paying for beach renourishment projects across
the country. Currently, up to 75 percent of the cost of a
beach renourishment project comes from federal coffers.
The proposal would slash that share to 25 percent at the
best; zero percent for most- such as the Island.
The President's proposal would call for the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers to only be involved in
projects that are of "national significance."
The Island's new, wide beach is estimated to remain
on shore for eight to 10 years, coastal engineers predict,
before the sand washes back into the Gulf of Mexico.
Another renourishment project would then be needed.
The sand picture gets even gloomier in light of Florida
policy that states that beach funds generally are not given
to projects that do not receive a federal financial blessing.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, the Island's
beach maven, is leading the charge to keep Congress
from cutting the beach funding.
"Beaches are the lifeblood of our state," Pierola
said. "We are slated to get nine-year interval
renourishing and depend heavily on a 65-75 percent
share of the costs from the federal government. This is
a storm protection for our shores. We were the most
critically eroded beach in Florida."
"This would be the death knell for beach preserva-
tion in the U.S.," Florida Shore & Beach Preservation
Association President Stan Tait said of the Clinton pro-
posal. "At the least, it would kill, restrict or delay pend-
ing beach projects in Florida."
Pierola asked residents to write U.S. Congressman
Dan Miller, 1751 Mound St., Ste. A2, Sarasota, FL 34236;
U.S. Senator Bob Graham, 524 Hart Senate Office Bldg.,
Washington, D.C. 20510; and U.S. Senator Connie Mack,
517 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510.


More cars than cops in Anna Maria


Anna Maria City's policemen have a special ve-
hicle, but a lot of good it's doing them.
Sheriffs Sgt Jim Tillner told city commissioners
at their workshop that the sheriff has assigned a four-
wheel-drive Blazer to the Island. The high-profile ve-
hicle will travel the beach and do other rugged jobs that
police cars have problems with.
That's all very well, he indicated, but he doesn't
have enough men to go around at the moment. He has
five deputies but one is out of service with illness and


won't be back for a couple of weeks.
Routine patrol and police work keep everyone, in-
cluding himself, busy enough without adding a Blazer
patrol. That will come soon, but meanwhile he has
more cars than cops.
Not enough, though, he told the commission, to
assign any "ghost cruisers" such as those on duty in
Holmes Beach fully decked-out police cars which the
department parks in varying problem areas in the guise
of units ready to ticket speeders.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ........................................................ 6
Those W ere the Days ................................... 7
VISITOR MAP............................................ 18
School daze ............................................... 22
Streetlife ..................................................... 24
Anna Maria tides........................................ 27
Real estate ................................................. 28
Crossword puzzle....................................... 29


STORMY WEATHER FOR ANNA MARIA


MARCH 23, 1995


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EH PAGE 2 M ARCH 23, 1995 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Amerecycle out; curbside recycling in


By Pat.Copeland
Islander Reporter
Following last week's vote by the county commis-
sion to cease contract negotiations with Amerecycle,
the county must now develop a realistic recycling plan
acceptable to the community, said County Commis-
sioner Joe MeClash.
McClash and former Commissioner Kent Chetlain
were the only commissioners who opposed
Amerecycle's plan in which all garbage, including
recyclables, would be taken to a processing plant to be
built by the company. The recyclables would have been
separated and the remaining garbage shredded, cured
and sold as "compost."
The proposed plan received wide spread criticism
from citizens led by McClash because of the cost to
residents, the length of the contract, questions concern-
ing the ability of the company to fulfill the contract, the
quality of the end product and whether the county
would be able to meet the state mandate of a 30 percent
reduction in the waste stream using the process.
In May of 1993, after several months of research,
McClash detailed his opposition to the plan at a meet-
ing of the Coalition of Barrier Island Cities, and all
three Island cities passed resolutions against the plan.
At last week's county commission meeting,
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and Coun-
cil Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard spoke against
continuing negotiations with the company.
"I urge the board to terminate negotiations and


CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
That afternoon the mayor and three commission-
ers held a scheduled evaluation of Zimmerman's per-
formance during his six-month probationary period.
The mayor emphasized her power over personnel mat-
ters but said she was consulting the others in the inter-
est of open government.
She listed among her objections to Zimmerman
bad attitude, short temper, resentment of others' opin-
ions, especially those of women. She said some con-
tractors told her Zimmerman was dictatorial with
them, and that he apparently had a confrontation with
the female fire inspector during an inspection at
Galati's Marina where he lives aboard his sailboat

Commissioner angry
Commissioner Doug Wolfe objected strongly
to "your acting on gossip and hearsay. Do you have
any documentation at all?"
Commissioner George McKay said he was
shocked at the resignation and that he was "very
surprised to hear any questioning of
(Zimmerman's) professional ability."
The only other commissioner at the meeting,
Chuck Shumard, said Zimmerman may have had "a
tough time adjusting to Anna Maria from
Bradenton," where he worked before coming to the
Island.
As discussion grew heated, Wolfe at one point
raised his voice to admonish the mayor, "Don't ever
address any of us as 'my commissioner,' we were
elected to serve the city, not you."
Wolfe moved that the resignation be accepted
but that Zimmerman be kept on until a replacement
was found. He noted later that other commission-
ers objected to the loss of Zimmerman but "if he
wants out, all right, let him out." At any rate, the
motion didn't make it.
The mayor asked if the commissioners were
agreeable to extending Zimmerman's probationary
period, "to see if he can work with me and other
people." McChesney said she would talk with
Zimmerman Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Sequestered
McChesney spent the weekend behind locked
doors, she said later, afraid of what might happen.
Moriday she took her husband with her to the meet-
ing and had a deputy sheriff stand by.


implement a realistic recycling program we can all live
with and afford," said Bohnenberger.
Reichard told commissioners of the curbside pro-
gram she initiated in the city for the collection of eight
items at a cost of 96 cents per household.
"If I was able to negotiate that, I think the county
should be able to find a cheaper way than this $11 mil-
lion plant," she said. "We have already compromised
our air with orimulsion and our water with flouride.
Please don't compromise our garbage."
Commissioner Stan Stephens pointed out, "The
cities have come to us and said they do not want this
program. They're under the same mandate (to reduce
garbage coming into the landfill by 30 percent). If
they're not willing to implement programs to do that,
they should certainly not be in front of this county tell-
ing us what to do."
Curbside programs alone will not get the county to
the 30 percent mandate, said Stephens, and a combina-
tion of programs will be needed. He also warned that
it will not be a cheap process.
McClash said he hadn't expected his motion to
cease negotiations with Amerecycle to pass Tuesday,
but he was very pleased when it did.
"I feel good for the other four commissioners that
supported me and the people in the community that will
save millions of dollars a year," he said. "It's a good
day for the whole county because it really shows the
commissioners listened to the people's concerns on a
very tough issue."


By then she had made up her mind to accept
Zimmerman's resignation effective at once, and told
him to move his effects out of the office by the close
of business that day.
At that point, as Wolfe put it, "the city was just
shut down. Eighteen buildings are under construc-
tion in the city right now, and must be inspected
almost daily." He was very worried that it could last
for months, he said, recalling the three months or so
it took an executive search to find Zimmerman.
Back aboard his boat that night, Zimmerman
said "A lot of good people of both genders, by the
way are working on this trying to iron out the situ-
ation, and until it's all settled I'll just keep my
mouth shut."
She wasn't sure what to do about the political
situation, Mayor McChesney said, but she was con-
sidering as an option having Commissioner Wolfe
ousted by recall.

Too complicated
By Tuesday a recall was pretty well ruled out
McChesney consulted-the city attorney, she said,
and concluded that there is "nothing I can do person-
ally. Citizens would have to initiate a recall, and that
would be a long and complicated process."
But she thought she had the city's operational
problems solved with two longtime public works
employees keeping their functions going, and
Tyndall handling building inspections for now.
Tyndall was public works director from March,
1989, until August, 1993, when he retired after con-
troversy over a sidewalk permit, plans for dredge
spoil, and dumping of concrete.
Only the matter of proper licensure stands in the
way of Tyndall. A search by Mark Gibson at the
state Department of Public Relations reveals no
building official or inspector licenses in Tyndall's
name and a license will be required for him to
serve, even on an interim basis.
Meanwhile, the search for a public works direc-
tor was to get under way at once with advertise-
ments placed, said the mayor.
As for herself, she plans to "hang in and try to
keep him (Wolfe) from harassing me. There is no
law against verbal abuse in politics.
"We're both up for election again in nine
months. The people will figure it out.
"He's not going to drive me from office. But it's
going to be a long, tough time."


Holmes Beach led the way, said McClash, with its
new program and has shown what should be expected
from a curbside plan versus the "unrealistic numbers of
the Amerecycle plan."
"I think the county will lead with a curbside recy-
cling plan because that's been what the majority of the
people requested," he noted. "How many items will be
dependent on the prices we get from the vendors and
what effect it will have on reaching the 30 percent
goal."
Next the county should investigate commercial
recycling and monitor the recycling industry's ad-
vances in technology to find one the county can imple-
ment in the future, he said.
"This is a start in the right direction and sets a
healthy tone for the community," he said.
Reichard said she was elated at the outcome of the
vote.
"It was Joe's good judgment and persistence that
defeated this program, "she said. "I'm glad they wised
up and reconsidered this contract. I know the people
would rather have curbside and do it right.'
Reichard said her first assignment as a new coun-
cilwoman two years ago was garbage and recycling and
her appearance at the county commission meeting was
her last official act before leaving office.
"It's nice to know you can make a difference if
you're persistent and have the facts,' she said. "If I did
nothing else, at least I got a curbside recycling program
started in my city."

Cabana debate

delayed to April 6 in

Bradenton Beach
A decision on cabana rental at the Via Roma Beach
Resort has been delayed until April 6 by the Bradenton
Beach City Council.
Jackie's Beach Service of Bradenton has requested
a special exception to operate 30 cabanas, two sail-
boats, paddle boats and other beach paraphernalia on
property west of the timeshare resort at 2408 Gulf
Drive.
Council members delayed a decision last week to
allow residents to speak on the matter at the April
evening council meeting. An unwritten policy in the
city calls for major issues to be discussed in evening
meetings to allow more citizens to attend.
The city planning and zoning board members en-
dorsed the special exception request by Frank and
Jackie Hagaman earlier this month.
Several timeshare holders spoke in opposition to
the rental request last week.
"I've talked to every interval owner that's here in
the past week," Via Roma timeshare owner Charles
Mead said, "and not one wants this kind of business.
My unit is on the ground floor, and I would have to
have sailboats in front of my unit. This is not the rea-
son I've moved down here."
Jackie Hagaman said her intention in regard to the
rental equipment was "not to make the Via Roma into
a Coney Island. I don't see a problem with parking, and
we aren't going to put a sign up on the road to indicate
there will be public rentals." She said she expected
most of the cabana rentals would come from the 1,500
timeshare owners at the Via Roma.


Charges dropped,
then re-filed
Charges of grand theft filed last August against the
managers of two Circle K stores in Bradenton Beach
were dropped, then re-filed this week, said Bradenton
Beach Detective Matt Duffy.
"The charges were to be dropped because Assistant
State Attorney Scott Reid felt they could not be proven
beyond a reasonable doubt," explained Police Chief
Jack Maloney. "However, after reviewing the case,
State Attorney Dino Economou, re-assigned the case to
Assistant State Attorney Danny Goldstein to review."
The managers, Bettye Jane Sossamon, 49, and
Audry M. Wilkes, 46, both of Bradenton, were charged
after Duffy inventoried the stores' receipts and found
$20,235.64 missing from the store at 2518 Gulf Dr. N.
and $17,127.81 from the store at 100 Gulf Dr. N.


Feud pits building official,


commissioner, mayor






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 23, 1995 I PAGE 3 Ri

Fire guts three apartments in Bradenton Beach
Contractors installing underground optical tele-
phone wiring, standing in a six-foot hole in front of
803 Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach, reacted
quickly when they saw smoke coming from one of
the three apartments in the house last Wednesday.
Paul Hart alerted occupants of the two other apart-
ments who quickly evacuated.
Lonnie Childs, age 45, resided downstairs and
Monica Decker, age 23, was in the upstairs apartment
at the time of the fire. She resides with Dan McGrath,
age 20, who was not at home. The fire started in a third
downstairs unit which was unoccupied.
The property is owned by Anne Hawes. Hawes
resides in Georgia. The damage was estimated at
$100,000 but according to Fire Inspector Jane Guthrie,
the structure was insured for only $56,000.
The adjacent house at 803A Gulf Drive owned by
S Madeleie and Norman Temple sustained damage to the
-___ ___t _o Sexterior siding estimated at $3,000 by Guthrie. Cause of
thetfire is still undetermined.


This $100,000 fire at 803 Gulf Drive S. in Bradenton Beach last Wednesday left no one injured but did dam-
age adjacent homes. Islander Photo courtesy Jane Guthrie


Cynthia Finn joins
Cynthia Finn of Holmes Beach has joined the staff
of The Islander Bystander as a features reporter and
photographer.
A native of Long Island, N.Y., Finn was a journal-
ism major at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her
former weekly newspaper experience includes sports
and copy editor for The Southampton Press,
Southampton, N.Y., and city and sports editor of The
Longboat Observer on Longboat Key. Most recently
she has served several roles at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
A six-year Island resident, Finn and her hus-


Islander Bystander
band, Robert, are the
proud parents of 1-year-
old Mary-Elizabeth who
was an Islander Bystander
front-page star after her
unexpected home birth last
March. Finn's three older '
children Kyle, Chase
and Wyndham Riter at- c
tend King Middle and
Anna Maria Elementary Finn
schools.


Anna Maria City
3/27, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
3/28, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
3/29,9 a.m.,'Planning and Zoning
Board sub-committee
Bradenton Beach
None scheduled
Holmes Beach
3/27, 10 a.m., Swearing in of council members
elected March 14
3/28, 2 p.m., Planning Commission
3/29, 1 p.m., Police Department
Retirement Board
Of Interest
3/23, 10:15 a.m., Save Anna Maria, Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach
3/27, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakoff hall, USF campus,
Sarasota canceled


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Officials burning midnight oil to meet grant deadline


Bradenton Beach officials are proofing, editing and
packaging their $500,000 request for another state
grant this week to meet a March 28 deadline.
Preliminary plans for the work were unveiled last
week and unanimously endorsed by the Bradenton
Beach City Council.
Grant funds if provided to the city later this year
- will be used to expand the historic old-town theme
of Bridge street to Second Street North. Grant coordi-
nator Bob Johnson of Clark, Roumelis and Associates
said sidewalks, extensive landscaping and development
of municipal parking lot on First Street North would be
the focus of the revitalization effort.
Sidewalks would extend north on Pine Avenue
from the Bay Drive intersection, then extend west on


First Street North to Gulf Drive. Sidewalks would also
stretch from Third Street South to Second Street North
along Gulf Drive and on Highland between First and
Second Streets North.
In addition to the sidewalks, Johnson said engineers
proposed 16 benches, 13 trash receptacles, paver blocks
at the intersections, 252 bollards, 62 palm trees, 1,750
shrubs, 38 new lights and four bike racks for the area.
Total amount expected to be spent on sidewalk im-
provements is $334,701.
The city's 22-space parking lot would have two
benches, paver blocks, 30 bollards, lighting, six palms,
93 shrubs, seven lights and a bike rack. Total cost for
the parking lot improvements is estimated at $62,309.
"You're sitting on top" of the other cities he is as-


sisting in getting state money, Johnson has told city
council members. An intricate scoring system is used
to determine which cities get funded, he said.
A survey of city residents has been completed,
Johnson said, and initial indications were that more
than half of the city's residents are in the low- to mod-
erate-income bracket, a fact that makes the city's grant
application more appealing to state officials.
A decision on whether Bradenton Beach receives
the grant should be finalized by the Florida Department
of Community Affairs by September, Johnson said.
The Citizen Advisory Task Force unanimously ap-
proved the sidewalk and parking lot proposals.
Bradenton Beach received a $500,000 grant from the
DCA in 1994 for improvements to the Bridge Street area.


Island photo shoot called off due to good weather


By Jim Hanson
Islander correspondent
Joe Pedota came back to shoot his home town, but
the weather deflected him.


He was with a fashion production company in
Miami Beach, he told the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion at its work session after his mother Pat proudly
introduced him. He had a unique problem, he said.
Pedota was in the middle of a fashion photographic
shoot for a German catalogue, got rained out there and was
on Lido Beach for a few days' shooting. But Lido lacked
good-looking rocks, and Anna Maria had them at the fish-
ing pier. He'd like to use them as background for models.
Trouble was, he had to do the photographing the
very next day, and did he need a permit?
Well, Mayor Dottie McChesney said, the new
film and photo ordinance required a permit unless a
brand of work was specifically exempted. His
wasn't. But City Hall was closed next day in respect
of the death of ex-Mayor Ray Simches, so the per-
mit channel was blocked.
Couldn't the commission do something quicker?
There would be no nude photography, young Pedota
promised. The models would change in the van.
At least one commissioner seemed somewhat dis-


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Another photo crew some time ago left a real mess
for the city to clean up, Commissioner Chuck Shumard
said, and he didn't favor granting any permit overnight
without more checking into the circumstances.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said it sounded to him as
if the proposed shoot would be no more complicated than
a family picture-taking, and Pedota said that was so.
There should be a deposit to make sure the city
wouldn't have to pay for any cleanup, said Commissioner
George McKay, suggesting $1,000. City Clerk Peggy
Nelson noted that the ordinance provided for $200.
The mayor called for a vote on making an excep-
tion to the ordinance in this case, provided a refundable
$200 deposit was made and Pedota showed proof of
insurance to cover any liability.
The move was unanimously approved. But it went
for naught.
Miami's weather cleared the next day, the photo-
favoring sun shone and Pedota, his crew and models
went home to work.







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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MARCH 23, 1995 0 PAGE 5 Ei

Garbage renegotiation pending in Anna Maria


By Jim Hanson
Islander correspondent
A return to individual deals in garbage disposal is
among the possibilities looming for Anna Maria City.
City commissioners decided at a work session to
start back to the drawing board with Waste Manage-
ment, which hauls away garbage in the city.
It began as dissatisfaction with billing for yard
waste disposal, articulated originally a month ago by
Tom Turner. He told the commission then that his du-
plex has only one yard but that he has to pay for two
yards. He asked why.
Commissioner George McKay looked into the
matter and had Waste's assistant manager, R.L. "Bub"
McKinney, explain it to the commission.
It was a Holmes Beach delay, McKinney said. An
Anna Maria ordinance makes waste pickup mandatory,
but the Holmes Beach commission didn't act on a simi-
lar ordinance until February. That held up timely bill-
ing for yard pickup in both cities, McKinney explained.

Shockers
Thus, residents got bills in some cases for five
months' yard waste handing and three months worth of
solid waste, bills of a size to shock unsuspecting resi-
dents including Turner.
That explained, Commissioner Douglas Wolfe asked
the waste executive to get into "the inequity of owners of
multi-units having to pay two or three fees, though their
yards may be the same size as a single dwelling's."
"We could charge by the yard's square footage,"
McKinney said. "Would that be fair? We divide the
cost of collection by the number of units" for the price
Waste Management charges.
Mayor Dottie McChesney said, "Some of the eld-
erly are here part time and a gardener hauls away their
waste himself, so they want out" of the program.
That's okay with him if it's what the city wants to do,
McKinney said, "but the others in the program would have
to pick up the cost those people would drop."


Commentary
Residents weighed in with:
Turner If a property owner doesn't pay his
bill, Waste can file a lien against the property, which
could raise Cain with a sale in the future. Anyway,
"There should be one bill per one lot." McKinney re-
sponded that of the 1,300 homes in Anna Maria, 200
are 120 days or more behind in their trash bills, mostly
renters who have moved.
Allen Jones "I generate no yard waste but I
get billed for $9 per quarter. It's the same as having to
pay a fee to have snow shoveled from my sidewalk in
Anna Maria."
Bob Vanhousen "A landscaper does all my
yard work and hauls trash away, we have a compactor
in the kitchen for that waste, and I'm here only half the
year and still I have to pay the fee."


Ms. Jones "Waste Management should bill the
city for the total cost and the city then bill citizens for their
share, to save the cost of billing by Waste Management."

Look it over
A suggestion by Commissioner Mark Ratliff
seemed to find favor among commissioners and resi-
dents at the meeting: "Let's have Bub calculate the
costs for different billing programs and see if we should
renegotiate the contract"
McKay was agreeable, saying, "We'll have to
study the history of why we went from individual deals
to mandatory pickup. We should take it all to the citi-
zens and see what they want."
The upshot was that the mayor asked McKay to
take the suggestions made at the meeting to Waste
Management and see what the company has to say.

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All hell broke out
in Anna Maria
Public Works Director Bill Zimmerman has resigned.
City Commissioner Doug Wolfe came to a meet-
ing that was to be a six-month review for Zimmerman
fired up with accusations against Mayor Dottie
McChesney. .
McChesney said she was so threatened by Wolfe that
she had to lock the doors at her home and she requested
(and received) a police escort at city hall Monday.
In other words, all hell has broken out in Anna Maria.
Several incidents sparked the problems but lack of
communication, lack of understanding and a question
of authority lie at the heart of it.
A new liaison to public works would help to alle-
viate this situation and an outside mediator could be an
asset in working out the problems.
Commissioner Chuck Shumard has said he thinks
things can be worked out and he would welcome the
opportunity to serve as liaison to public works.
We're sorry if the city has to lose Zimmerman in
this process. He has certainly appeared to be diligent
and methodical in turning a department that was liter-
ally "run in the back room," into an efficient arm of city
government. And he'd only just begun to make
progress in modernizing and streamlining the many re-
sponsibilities of public works.
We'd like to see the problems worked out to keep
Zimmerman. After all, mayors and commissioners
.come and go but good employees serve the city through
many administrations.
Shumard's solution sounds palatable and a dose of
his graceful diplomacy can go a long way here.

And speaking of decorum
Holmes Beacher Bob VanWagoner writes a lot of
letters to the editor. He has a lot of opinions.
This week, a letter from VanWagoner hits the mark.
He writes about the increased "decibel level of con-
flict going on about issues at some city council meetings."
VanWagoner notes, "meetings have been allowed
to get out of order, sometimes by the officials them-
selves. Personal agendas and egos have tossed aside
common sense and decorum."
His remarks were timely considering the brouhaha in
Anna Maria but we're prepared to take it a step further.
What started out as an annoyance in Holmes Beach
- interruptions by Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
when other speakers had the floor escalated into
"under the breath" commentary, sighs and facial ex-
pressions until Whitmore's interjection of opinions


grew to nearly constant distraction.
With the recent election of two incumbents and
newcomer Don Maloney, little will change with regard
to how the meetings are run unless a true parliamen-
tarian takes over as chairperson, demanding respect for
speakers and gaveling unruly council members when
they speak out of turn.
There's a time and place for a free exchange of ideas.
City meetings demand rules, procedures and respect for
speakers whether from the dais or from the floor.


Robert's Rules of Order has been ignored Judith
Martin (Miss Manners) would not approve and
frankly, we're not the only ones disturbed by the loss
of decorum.
We hope the election of a new council chairperson,
more attentive to rules of order and common courtesies
will result in an atmosphere of respect at Holmes Beach
city meetings. Seniority would put the job in the hands
of Councilwoman Pat Geyer, but council is not known
for following this path of reasoning.


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Well done, Ray
We said a last farewell to former Mayor Ray
Simches last week.
We all came together; family, friends, civic lead-
ers of the Island cities, Bradenton and Manatee County.
There were also many others whose lives were touched
in some way by Ray.
There was a sense of community and a sense of
loss for this man who gave so much of himself to his
fellow citizens, his family and his city. We all owe him
a very great debt of gratitude for working constantly to
protect this special place on earth and for searching for
ways to preserve and enhance it.
The City of Anna Maria is grateful for all the fine men
and women who have contributed so much of themselves
in order that others can enjoy our Island paradise.
Well done Ray. You will be sorely missed.
Dorothy McChesney, mayor, Anna Maria City

Election clarification
I read with interest your March 16 article with re-
gard to the endorsement advertisement for the March
Holmes Beach election. However, I would like to
clarify my statement with respect to obtaining autho-
rization from individuals to use their names in a politi-
cal advertisement.
As I stated, when I ran this type of ad in my 1984
campaign, it was paid for by a political party executive
committee and there was no need to obtain authoriza-
tion from members of the party to use their names in
an endorsement.
Section 106.143 (3), Florida Statutes clearly states,
"it is unlawful for any candidate ... to represent that
any person ... supports such candidate, unless the per-
son ... so represented has given specific approval in


writing to make such representation." This section does
not apply to publications by party committees advocat-
ing the candidacy of its nominees.
I hope this clarifies the distinction between political
endorsement advertisements placed by political commit-
tees and political party executive committees. The portion
of the Florida Election Code with deals with candidates,
independent expenditures and political advertisements is
too long to discuss at any length in a letter to the editor.
Anyone having any further questions with regard
to political advertising may come to the Manatee
County Election Center and my staff or I will be more
than happy to review the applicable statute.
Thank you for the opportunity to further inform
the public.
Robert Sweat, Supervisor of Elections
Manatee County
* Publisher's note: Bob Sweat made no distinction
between political endorsement advertisements placed
by political committees and political party executive
committees during our phone interview last week. To
the contrary, he stated there was no election law requir-
ing authorization for endorsements.
Playing Little League ball
Special thanks go out to the Gourmand volunteer
group. This group donated food and time to sponsor the
Little League Kick-off Spaghetti Dinner.
Because of their effort over $2,100 was raised for
the Little League program.
The league would also like to thank the community
for its support during the teams' Helmet Drive. The
major league teams were stationed all over the Island
asking for donations. The Helmet Drive helped bring
over $1,300 for Little League.
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THSE WER THE BAYS
Conclusion, Life at Fort Dade
by June Alder


One of the fort's 12-inch mortars in its concrete bunker.


TOP SERGEANT


JONES


Life at Fort Dade on Egmont Key
was growing tedious for John P. Jones,
son of Anna Maria Island pioneer John
R. Jones. The 23-year-old had joined
the army during the patriotic fervor of
the 1898 war with Spain. Now he was
looking forward to completing his hitch
and returning to his old profession as a
printer.
In this final column based on his
1949 memoirs, Jones tells how his short
military career turned out to be more
gratifying than he had expected.
Some of Jones's descendants visit
Anna Maria Island from time to time.
Arthur D. Jones, Jr. of Lakeland, who
brought his grandfather's unpublished
manuscript to light, has an apartment in
Holmes Beach. He says: "It's always a
thrill to cross the bridge and get back to
the Island. I know I'm coming home."

By John P. Jones
One afternoon I was lying on my
bunk trying to study the "Gunner's Cat-
echism."
I was in an evil mood. I didn't like
my job, easy as it was. Promoted to ser-
geant and thinking I was getting some-
where, and now here I was in charge
of a lot of kicking, squealing, biting
mules, who apparently never slept, as
they kept it up all night.
Top Sergeant Brady had passed his
examination for non-commissioned
staff officer and had been ordered away.
My friend Jim Elliott was appointed in
his place but I knew he wouldn't re-
enlist, which would put old Manning in
line for the job. (He was the non-com at
Fort DeSoto I'd had some run-ins with.)
On top of this, an incident the
evening before had left me humiliated
and disgusted.
All polished up and dressed in my
new tailor-made uniform, I had called
on the Ordinance Sergeant's daughter.
But my evening was spoiled when her
wretched little brat of a brother had re-
marked loudly: "Oh, Sergeant Jones -
you smell just like a mooool!"
So it had come to that. Couldn't
even go in decent society any more. My
pet raccoon jumped up and began to go
through my pockets to see if there were
any pretzels for him, but I slapped him
off on the floor.
To hell with it all! My friend Italian
Joe, cook at the pilot station, always had
some agua ardiente on hand. I'd go see
him tonight. Maybe that would make me
feel happier.
There were footsteps on the stairs


and the chubby face of Bill Westfield,
the officers' dogs-robber came up from
the opening in the floor like a full moon
rising.
"Hello, Sarge," he remarked cheer-
fully. "Captain Frank says to come
right over to headquarters."
"What does he want?" (Apprehen-
sively, remembering several recent in-
cidents.)
"Maybe you better git over there
and find out" And he disappeared with
a silly cackle.
In my faded old brown canvas fa-
tigue uniform I entered Captain
Fergusson's office.
"Sit down, Sergeant," he said cor-
dially, settling back in his chair and
biting off the end of a cigar. "Elliott
won't sign on again here and I've de-
cided to appoint you first sergeant."
To say it was a surprise would be
putting it mildly.
"If the Captain will pardon me," I
stammered. "I'd like to say that I feel
myself totally unfitted for the position
on account of my little military experi-
ence. Sergeant Manning has had 20
years' service and would appear to me
to be the logical man."
I confess I was pleased when the
captain said, "Sergeant Manning is an
infantryman and too old to change.
You passed the gunners' examination
and he didn't.
"You'll get along all right," he
continued easily, "so do the best you
can and I'll always stand back of you."
So that was that.
But I had many misgivings, as over
half the company were green recruits
who would be difficult to handle. Be-
sides, I was almost totally ignorant of
the numerous duties of a top sergeant
(there were many more than today) and
the large amount of clerical work con-
nected with that office.
However, in spite of my qualms,
with the kind and patient help of the
captain and a great deal of cooperation
from the men, I finally learned my du-
ties. And in the course of a few months
the 111th company became a well-
trained, well-disciplined outfit.
I lost track of it after I left the ser-
vice and only know it was sent to Eu-
rope during the First World War. I re-
gret to say I don't know its subsequent
history.

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'Other People's Money:' a solid investment


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
"Other People's Money," the Island Players' latest
production, is one of those interesting plays where
opposite viewpoints can contend that the author has
argued their case perfectly. One can imagine Rush
Limbaugh's "Ditto Heads" walking out the theater say-
ing, "Garfinkle was right they're all a bunch of
dopes." At the other exit of the Pine Avenue playhouse
a more liberal patron of the arts might be musing: "Yep
- that's what happens to people with laissez fair capi-
talism."
Billed as "the classic tale of what happens when Wall
Street clashes with Main Street," this play is one of the
better offerings to be found anywhere in the Bay Area this
season.-An excellent cast teamed with a good script has
been coached to near-perfect execution by director
Geoffrey Todd. Everything's clicking in this one.
"Other People's Money" is the story of Andrew
Jorgenson (Gabe Simches), chairman of the board of a
Rhode Island factory, and Lawrence Garfinkle
(Michael Cuttler), a New York corporate raider. For
more than four decades Jorgenson has headed up the
company that has seen good times and bad, and when
Garfinkle appears on the scene one day, Jorgenson re-
alizes he didn't know how bad "bad" could get.
Garfinkle has discovered that the company's stock
is selling at a price that is considerably less than it's
worth, and he buys up a significant portion of the shares
as an investment. He knows he can't lose, for even
though the company isn't making money, its' assets -
if liquidated would effect a considerable return. The
fact that 1,200 workers would be out of jobs doesn't
concern him, nor does the impact of the plant's closing
on the local economy.
"You're not the mayor and you're not a mission-
ary," Garfinkle tells Jorgenson when the issue is raised,
asserting that if the company is worth more dead than
alive, then kill it and reap the rewards.
Jorgenson has big problems with this, and enlists
the help of his corporate president William Coles
(Arthur T. Ballman), his secretary Bea Sullivan (Alice


Doeden), and her daughter, Kate Sullivan (Diane
Kearney), who is a lawyer.
Kate Sullivan delivers some hard-to-swallow news
to Jorgenson: Garfinkle will almost certainly be victo-
rious in taking over the company and having his way
with it unless Jorgenson takes some radical measures.
For Jorgenson the cure is nearly as bad as the affliction,
and he decides to fight back in an aboveboard manner.
From among the fine ensemble cast, the principal
combatants, Cuttler and Simches, emerge as big stars.
Cuttler comes off perfectly as a repulsive little man
(and we're not necessarily commenting here on his
economic motives or his physical stature), and he's sort
of perversely humorous. Rather like an embarrassment
that has to be shrugged off, you've got no choice but
to laugh at him. If there were a Tony award for best
performance as a real crud, Cuttler would get it.
Simches' character gets the best of the idealistic
speeches in this play, and he delivers them with true
passion. You really want Jorgenson to win, because
even if you're a Ditto Head and think he's incredibly
naive about the reason people go into business, he's a
good person. Even Garfinkle has a problem with that.


What's wrong
New England Wire and Cable
chairman Andrew Jorgenson,
played by Gabe Simches, right
points an accusatory finger at
corporate raider Lawrence
"Larry the Liquidator"
Garfinkle, played by Michael
Cuttler, in the Island Players'
"Other People's Money. In
the background are, left to
right, Diane Kearney, Arthur
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The play runs through April 2,
and seats may be reserved by
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Photo: Mark Ratliff

"With all the schmucks in the world," Garfinkle
says, "I've got to do business with a nice guy."
Of course, Garfinkle's idea of doing business -
with anyone is not exactly the way the Rotary Club
approaches things.
"We've gone from 'what can I do for my coun-
try?' to 'what's in it for me?' to 'what's in it for me-
today?'" Garfinkle says to Jorgenson, trying to get
Jorgenson to wake up and smell Garfinkle's own par-
ticularly aromatic blend of coffee.
Does the good guy win in "Other People's
Money"? Yes and no it depends on how you view
the business of business and its place in society. In that
vein, even who you see as the good guy is dependent
on that personal viewpoint (Garfinkle is repulsive, but
he might be right, some viewers might say).
One thing's for sure, though at $10 a ticket, this
Island Players' production is undervalued. Buy now.
"Other People's Money" runs though April 2. The
play contains language that is inappropriate for chil-
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offensive. For more information or reservations, call
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Umpire loss strikes Little League


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Just as labor disputes have become the norm in
professional baseball, the Anna Maria Island Little
League faces its own annual disruption in "the fun:"
how to man the required umpire slots at 10 weekly
minor and major league games.
If those positions weren't tough enough to fill
heading into the season, the recent resignation of sev-
eral umpires due to verbal abuse from coaches and the
stands has made the scheduling task even more chal-
lenging to our local Little League directors.
Managers, coaches and parents "taking the game
too seriously" is not unique to the Island Little League
system, says League President and Anna Maria Island
Community Center Program Director Scott Dell. "But
in a small community, with a lesser pool of volunteer
umps to draw from, the loss and dissatisfaction of even
a few cuts deep."
Finding and keeping umpires is the league's big-
gest yearly challenge, says Dell. He is asking for help
from Island baseball lovers: first, in filling the need for
umpires "as soon as possible," and second, in examin-
ing the bullpen, on-field and spectator behavior that is
alienating those who do serve.
"These are volunteers, the heart of our commu-
nity," says AMICC Executive Director Pierrette
Kelly."What kind of example do we, the adults, set for
our children when we behave so harshly towards one
another at a game?"
Dell points out part of Little League Baseball Inc.'s
stated purpose: "Little League Baseball is a program of
service to youth. It is geared to provide an outlet of
healthful activity and a training under good leadership
in the atmosphere of wholesome community participa-
tion. The movement is dedicated to helping children
become good and decent citizens."
Kelly likes the section in the League manual that
says the managers and coaches "are aware that they
are an example" to their youngsters. The Leadership
Evaluation section further states that managers and
coaches "show, by example, that they respect the


Many thanks to...
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...my supporting team who worked so hard
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I pledge to do all I can to justify the faith you
all placed in me, and I'll keep my promise to
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Says Dell, "Little League involves over 220 chil- the Anna Maria Island Community
dren and is one of the bright spots in our youth pro- pires report at 4:30 or 6:30 p.m.
grams. I take the umpire situation as a challenge that Volunteers should be at least 16
will be met, if we can all just keep 'the game' in per- and should have some baseball know
spective, if we can just remember this is about and ing will be provided.
for the kids. If interested, please call Scott
"It's for fun and for learning respect, of oneself Community Center, 778-1908.
and others."

Kissick, Zahn to head Island


transportation
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Jim Kissick was elected chairman and Walter Zahn
vice chairman at an organizational meeting of the
Citizen's Advisory Council (CAC) for Island transpor-
tation planners.
CAC members Kissick and Dan Goodchild of
Bradenton Beach, Zahn and Harold Hansen of Holmes
Beach and Melody Kramer and Fred Haul of Anna
Maria vowed to be very active in representing the com-
munity on transportation issues.
Kissick said the group's role is to advise the Island
Transportation Planning Organization (ITPO).
"When they have a problem and want citizens' in-
put, that's what we're supposed to provide," he said.
"We're also supposed to go out (in the community)
and hold meetings for the public to make their feelings
known," said Kramer. "We're supposed to, in turn,
communicate that to ITPO."
Hansen said another mission of the group is to in-
form the public of "essential facts" concerning trans-
portation issues.
"Do we create the subject matter or do they (ITPO)


advisory group
give it to us?" asked Haul."
"Both," replied Kramer, "and can we make recom-
mendations to ITPO."
Hansen said the group's chairman is a member of
the citizens' advisory group for the Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization and input is shared between the two
citizens' groups.
In other business, members voted that a maximum
of three excused absences will be permitted during a
member's term. Terms of appointment are one year.
The next meeting was set for 10 a.m. April 11. The
tentative location is the Island Branch Library.


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were Bill Best and Walt Swift.
Runners-up were Harry Freeman and Jim
Lafford.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
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By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
In fossil hunting, like shopping for antiques (and
we're talking real antiquities here), the difference be-
tween bringing home a treasure or a piece of junk is
in knowing what to look for.
With a recently-published
book in their "expedition"
kits, local fossil hunters now
have a much better opportu-
nity to bag items worth a
place in the family trophy
case.
"Florida Fossil Guide"
by Mark B. Merrill and his
son, Collin, was written with
the idea of passing on years
of fossil-hunting experience
in a few minutes so that the
hobby can become more en-
joyable for more people. L
"It's information for AA AO
people who are finding dif-
ferent things and can't recog-
nize them," Mark Merrill
says of his reason for produc-
ing the guide book. "It's like
when I started almost 20 years ago it's hard to get
basic information. Everything's a little bit technical,
so the person just starting out has a hard time under-
standing, and the pictures in most of the guides are of
excellent specimens. How many people find excellent
specimens, especially when they're just starting?"
Merrill's guide, which he illustrated himself, in-
cludes pictures of fossils representative of what may
be found in this area, both as to type and condition.
Merrill's interest in fossils was piqued one day
when he was looking at a jar full of items at his in-
laws' home.-
"There were shells and such," Merrill recalls. "I
noticed one dark object and I said, 'What the heck is
that?' And they said, 'It's a shark's tooth.'
"I don't know what happened, but something
about it just sparked my Interest," Merrill says. "I'd
never collected fossils before in my life."
Merrill began his hobby in earnest with his first
visit to Venice Beach, "like all the tourists do."
Although he's got some secret fossil-hunting lo-
cations he will not reveal, Merrill says Venice Beach
remains a good place for people to look for artifacts
from millions of years ago.
"It's good for the beginner," Merrill says, noting
that while fossils are abundant in Florida, "you just
can't send someone to a good spot, because in most
cases they'd either be trespassing or you have to get


If you enjoy working on your lawn and take
pride in its appearance, you aren't alone. More than
58 million households are involved in lawn care -
making lawn care the number one outdoor leisure
activity.
Why do so many people spend time working in
their yards? A beautiful lawn can enhance the beauty
of your home, provide a soft play area for children,
and allow you to enjoy a sense of accomplishment -
the "Green Pride" that a beautiful lawn can inspire.
And, believe it or not, it is easy being green. By
following a few simple mowing techniques, you will
encourage a beautiful, healthy lawn that you can en-
joy year after year.
First, follow the one-third rule, by cutting only
one third of the grass blade per mowing. Some
people let their grass grow too high and then cut it
too low this is called "scalping." Scalping can
actually kill part of the root system and make it
more susceptible to thatch build-up and disease. By
followifig the one-third rule or using a specially-de-


permission from a phosphate mine or a landowner to
get into a shell pit, or you have to be a SCUBA diver
- and then you have to be comfortable with black
(murky) water."
With a good eye, though, one can find some inter-
esting fossils without getting
submerged, Merrill says. And
Venice Beach is a good place
to start because it was under-
water itself ages ago.
"Everyone asks me why
Venice Beach has so many fos-
sils," Merrill says. "There isn't
a definite answer, but it's just
what some of us surmise."
gL Merrill explains that accord-
ing to geologists, long ago the
Gulf of Mexico covered more
of Florida than it does now, and
that there has been a cycle of
wet and dry periods.
"We've been under water and
above water 30-something
times over the last several mil-
lion years," Merrill says.
"We're actually a new area, as
far as fossils go."
When the greater part of the state was under water,
the Gulf Stream is said to have flowed right across it,
somewhere between Venice and Boca Grande.
"With the Gulf Stream running right through that
area, it's the path most of the sharks were taking for
feeding," Merrill says.
A lot of people ask Merrill if the reason so many
fossilized shark's teeth are found near Venice is be-
cause it was some sort of dying ground.
"No, I've never heard of any such thing as that,"
Merrill says. "I think it's just because sharks normally
shed their teeth in their normal feeding."
Merrill also says one reason more fossils are found
in the region may be due to the fact that the lime rock
base is closer to the surface than in other parts of the
state. That's important, he says, because fossils can
only settle into the earth so far until they are stopped
by the lime stone.
Other than shark's teeth, Merrill says the most
commonly-found fossil items are manatee ribs.
"Manatees must have been very plentiful back
then," Merrill says. "Sharks probably fed on them be-
cause they were a sea-going manatee more so than the
river manatees we have now."
To order a copy of the nine-page, soft-cover
"Florida Fossil Guide," send $2.50 (which includes
shipping and handling) to: Mark B. Merrill, 7215 9th
Ave. N.W., Bradenton, FL 34209.


signed mulching mower, you encourage a healthy,
deep root system.
Also, mow in a different direction each time you
mow to prevent a "lean." And overlap your mowing
paths two to four inches.
Engage your blade when the mower is on the lawn
and, whenever possible, turn the mower on a hard sur-
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niques prevent scuffing.
Keep your mower's cutting blade sharp. A dull
blade can shred your grass, turning it brown and pro-
viding entrance ways for disease organisms.
Mow on the high side of the recommended mow-
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season grasses, mow one to two inches, except for St.
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Joint always jumps at Big Band Dance
Swing-era music and dancing filled the auditorium of the Anna Maria Island Community Center recently with
the first of three 1995 BYOB big band dance fundraisers. The 11-piece Bob Zimmerman Orchestra holds its
next gig at the Island center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 24. For reservations and tickets call 778-1908 or


778-7624. Islander Photo: Courtesy Cynthia Finn

Repeat performance of
Singing River cruise
Due to popular demand, a repeat of the March 20
cruise re-living 150 years will be held on Monday,
April 3.
The three-hour cruise on Tampa Bay and the
"Singing River," the Manatee, features highlights
Florida's history.
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 available
at an additional charge. Proceeds benefit the Cortez Vil-
lage Historical Society's Family Life Museum Project.
Tickets must be purchased in advanced. Call Green
at 756-3784 for tickets and information.

Women's Key Royale Club
to meet Monday
The Women's Association of the Key Royale Club
will meet on Monday, March 27, in the club house.
Tea will be served at 1:30 p.m. followed by the
program and meeting at 2 p.m.
The program will include a style show presented by
Jarvis Shoppe with members of the club modeling the
fashions. Officers for the coming year will also be elected.


Roser offers pancake
brunch
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church will hold a Pancake Brunch on Saturday,
March 25, from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
The menu will include pancakes and sausage,
applesauce, orange juice and coffee.
The donation is $3.
Pancake breakfast
at St. Bernard
St Bernard Catholic Church will hold a Pancake
Breakfast Sunday, March 26, 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
The menu will include pancakes, sausage, orange
juice and coffee.
Adult tickets are $2.50 and children's are $1.
A homemade bake sale will also be featured.
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 over-
view of Mote Marine Laboratory.
For reservations call 795-0065 or 795-0484.


Open doors net success
Morning downpours were no match for the pre-event organizational skills of those who produced the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's second annual Tour of Homes Benefit last Saturday. Joined by scores of
volunteers, the committee included, sitting, left to right, Chairman Sue O'Connor, Nancy Baldwin and
Marcia Powers; and, standing, Jeanette Cashman, AMICC Executive Director Pierrette Kelly and Assistant
Chairman Herta Bowes. Not pictured is Harriet Carlson. An early count shows the tour earned the Center
over $6,000. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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The trip of a lifetime:



cruisin' the Amazon


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Toucans, anacondas and sloths, oh my!
These are some of the exotic creatures Holmes
Beach resident Lynn Fegan encountered on a recent
trip to the Amazon.
Fegan, a travel agent with AAA Travel Agency in
Bradenton, was offered the trip so she can better serve
her customers who would like put a little adventure in
their lives. She was joined by other agents from across
the country.
The group first flew into Manaus, Brazil, the capi-
tal of the state of Amazonas. Manaus was founded in
1669 as a trading post village and named after local
Indians.
"There are floating docks all along the river," said
Fegan. "The docks are on two levels because the river
comes up 40 feet at some times of the year."
Double decker ferry boats, filled with hammocks,
are used for transportation, she explained, because
there are no cars or highways in the jungle. There are
also floating markets boats filled with produce for
locals to purchase.
"When our ship came in, the local kids filled the
water in their dugout canoes, hoping we'd throw things
to them," she said. "They use their canoes from the
time they can walk and go up and down the river like
our kids go up and down the road on bikes."
She was happy to leave Manaus, which she said
was the ugliest city she's ever seen. The streets were
littered with trash and the smell of garbage is ever
present.
"There are orphans in the streets," she said, "just
like you see on the news. If they have parents, they're
considered adults at the age of 12 and they're on their
own. They walk the streets, sniffing glue out of paper
bags. It's really a sad sight."
Next, the group started on their 500-mile, five-day
trip down the Amazon.
"We were surrounded by wilderness. We'd go for
miles then see a dugout canoe and a little clearing with
a hut or a shack. The Indians use a lot of corrugated
metal in their huts and there are no doors or windows."
Fegan said there was a white woman on the ship
who had grown up on the Amazon and she lectured the
group on what they could expect to see and how to
conduct themselves so they would not insult the Indi-
ans.
"It was like being part of a National Geographic
Special," she said. "It's really an adventurous trip. You
have to be flexible because things don't always go as


Native children in dugout canoes surround the ship in Manaus.


planned. And you have to remember not to judge the
natives against our lifestyle and culture."
The group boarded a local boat to see the "Wed-
ding of the Waters," where the Rio Negro meets the
Solimoes River and they blend to form the Amazon
proper.
"The rivers run along side each other for three
miles, refusing to mingle," explained Fegan. "One side
is black like coffee and the other is chocolate. Eventu-
ally, as they begin to blend, tidal whirlpools and big
waves form. Once they blend, the Amazon is brown
like chocolate milk."
At Santarem, a river city, the travelers boarded ten-
ders to take them to the docks.
"It was refreshingly clean and attractive," said
Fegan. "The streets are dirt but the people sweep them
and there is no trash or garbage anywhere. There are
flowers growing everywhere."
The city also boasts some elaborate homes owned
by rubber and gem dealers, merchants and government
workers.
"The kids were sweet and friendly and very inter-
ested in us. They met us offering bundles of fruit for us
to buy, but you can't eat anything unless it has a heavy
peeling because it's not safe."
In the town square were natives selling crafts, jew-
elry, baskets all made from natural objects such as
leaves, bark, seeds and feathers. One of the oddest
sights, she said, were the sparklingly clean meat mar-
kets with the carcasses hanging out in the open. They


Wildlife abounds in the jungles of the Amazon.
Children carry around monkeys such as this as pets.


also toured a factory where tapioca is processed.
"The cassava root or tapioca is the staple of their
diet," she explained. "They go through a long process
to get the root to a fibrous, pasty substance. They dry
this and it becomes a powder that they use to thicken

PLEASE SEE AMAZON, NEXT PAGE


Stone paths entice visitors through the tropical
foliage on Devil's Island.


Prison ruins on Devil's
Island, the infamous
French penal colony, rise
eerily out of the lush
jungle.


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liquids so they can eat them. They have no utensils and
eat everything with their fingers."
Everywhere, children and adults carried pets -
caymans, anacondas, monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots
and even a porcupine, she said.
From Santarem, the group traveled to the tiny vil-
lage of Alter do Chao.
"The kids took us out to an island in their dugout
canoes and we went swimming," said Fegan. "Then we
went to a deserted beach and local teenagers performed
their legendary dances for us."
The final leg of the journey was to Devil's Island,
the famous French penal colony, and Grenada, the
spice island.
"Devil's Island is one of the most beautiful places
on earth," said Fegan, "but it is very eerie. In the middle
of tropical plants and flowers are the ruins of the prison,
and you can't swim because the currents are so danger-
ous."
On Grenada, she said, there is beautiful, lush veg-
etation and flowers and spices growing everywhere. On
laundry day people lay their clothes out on bushes to
dry. The group toured a nutmeg factory and a volcanic
crater in the rain forest.
Coming back to civilization, recalled Fegan, was
"the hardest re-entry I've ever had. The people of the
Amazon are so relaxed and stress-free. They have ev-
erything they need. We're so excessive in the way we
live and what we think we need to make us happy. The
drastic change really smacks you in the face, but even-
tually you get back in the flow of what you have to do
to make your life work"
But she said she felt fortunate to have the oppor-
tunity to "take myself out of my lifestyle and see an-
other culture. It was like a dream."


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Herminie M. Hathaway
Herminie M. Hathaway, 82, of Holmes Beach,
died March 13 at home.
Mrs. Hathaway was a homemaker. She came to
Manatee County in 1969 from Schenectady, N.Y. She was
a member of St Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach,
and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion, and past president and secretary of the Key Royale
Club, the only woman to serve the club in this capacity.
She is survived by Robert Hathaway of Holmes
Beach and several nieces and nephews.
Burial took place at Old Stone Fort Cemetery,
Schoharie, N.Y.
Dr. Paul Johnson
Dr. Paul Johnson, 61, of Holmes Beach, died
March 17, at home.
Bom in New York City, Dr. Johnson came to Mana-
tee County from Panama City in 1969. He was a general
thoracic surgeon with Manatee Surgical Associates. He
was chief of surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital in
1974 and chief of staff at the hospital in 1978. He was a
member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He was a mem-
ber of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, American
Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. He was a fellow
of American College of Surgeons, American College of
Chest Physicians and Southeast Surgical Congress. He
was president of the American Lung Association. He was
a member of the American College of Surgeons Review
committee of Southwest Florida since 1982. He was a
U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Regina 0.; two sons,
Douglas B. of Bradenton, and Keith A. of Sunnyvale,
Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial took place at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, with the Rev. Donald
Baier officiating. Burial was in Fogartyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard's
Youth Fund, 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla.
34218, or Friends of the Island Library, 5701 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla. 34218.
Xen D. Pence
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Born in Grant County, Ind., Mr. Pence came to
Manatee County from Kokomo, Ind., 16 years ago. He
was retired as a manager for Franklin D. Miller Co. in
Kokomo after 35 years. He was a member of Grace
Methodist Church, Kokomo, the Elks Club in Indiana,
the Rotary Club and was a Boy Scout field executive.
He is survived by his daughter, Camille Highlen
of Bradenton; a son, Jarret C. of Venice; two sisters,
Ethel Skinner of Marion, Ind., and Margaret Hoover
of Henderson, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.

Edith J. Wood
Edith J. Wood, 72, of Bradenton, died March 15 in
Freedom Village Nursing Center.
Born in Napoli, N.Y., Mrs. Wood came to Mana-
tee County from Indiana in 1954. She was an educator,
retiring in 1987 from Southeast High School. She was
a member and former secretary of Manatee County
Retired Educators Association.
She is survived by four daughters, Shirley Barnard
of Deland, Patricia Oliver of DeSoto, Texas, Mary
Catledge of Elko, Nev., and Linda Lutz of Holmes
Beach; two sons, James M. of Indianapolis and Rich-
ard W. of Bradenton; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to
Manatee County Retired Educators Association, c/o
Vilene Moore, 5111 3rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton. 34209.

The Island Poet
Some folks say they own a dog, now on this I can't
agree,
For all the dogs we ever had, I'm sure that dog
owned me.
We were his valet, gave him his bath and served his
meals on time,
And paid all his expenses, 'cause he never had a
dime.
But he spent most his day lying on the porch asleep,
While we were hard at work to earn the poor guy's
keep.
And when I took him out at night, I'm sure he must
have moaned,
But most of all we tried to be the best folks a dog's
ever owned.
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Fundraisers
Mote Marine will hold its 9th Annual "Run for
the Turtles" on Saturday, March 25, on Siesta Key
Public Beach. It is a Manasota Track Club sanctioned
5K run and a 1-mile Fun Run. Prizes will be awarded
and age divisions range from "10 and under" to "70+."
Cost: $12. Information: 388-4441.
"100 Leaders Stand Up for Education" reception
will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March
30, at the South Florida Museum-Bishop Planetarium lo-
cated at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, to support the United
Negro College Fund. Entertainment will round out the
festivities. Cost: $25. Information and tickets: 749-3028.
The South Florida Museum and Bishop Plan-
etarium will hold a fundraiser, "The Antique Auction,"
on Saturday, March 25, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the
facility located at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Live and
silent auctions will be held. Cost $35. Information and
tickets: 746-4131, ext. 27.

Events
The Monday Night at Mote lecture series will
feature a talk by Dr. Randy Wells of the Brookfield
Zoo in Chicago on Monday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. Dr.
Well will speak on the bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota
Bay. Cost: $6 adults/$4 students (ages 4-17). Informa-
tion: 388-4441.
The "Florida Ag Roadshow," an educational ex-
hibit to teach children about the importance of Florida
agriculture, will be featured at the Lakewood Ranch
Town Festival, 6310 Upper Manatee Blvd., on Satur-
day and Sunday, March 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun-
day. Information: (904) 487-4973.
The Manatee County Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice will conduct Master Gardener training classes for
12 weeks (65 hours) beginning Tuesday, April 4,
through June 27 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Cost: $75.
Information: 722-4524 or 742-5986.
The Manatee County Chapter of the American Red
Cross will sponsor Instructor Training for persons inter-
ested in teaching Community First Aid & Safety (includ-
ing infant, child and adult CPR). Participants must be at
least 17 and have a certificate in Community First Aid &
Safety. Cost: $45. Information: 792-8686.



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Roller hockey to start at
Island Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
starting both youth and adult roller hockey.
Adults will start play Thursday, March 23, at 8:15
to 10 p.m. Youth play will begin Saturday, March 25,
at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The cost for adults will be $50 and $20 for youth.
The cost covers five months of play.
All adult players must sign an insurance waiver
and parents must sign a waiver for youth prior to play.
All players must wear a helmet and knee pads to par-
ticipate.
For more information and a waiver call the cen-
ter at 778-1908.
Pine park pops music
for funds
Residents of Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach,
enjoyed an evening of listening and dancing to music
by fellow resident Hazen Hunter and "The Disgusted
Millionaires."
The March 15 event, sponsored by Hunter, raised
funds for renovation of Pines Park Clubhouse.



Artistic programs at Island
Branch Library
The Island Branch Library will kick offits Annual
Arts and Crafts Demonstrations week with a variety of
programs to be held in the Walker-Swift Meeting
Room of the branch.
From 10:15 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 27,
Jean Masters will demonstrate "Shell Flower Arrange-
ments," followed by a demonstration of_"Collage" by
Mercedes Thornburg from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 28, Irene Murphy will dem-
onstrate "Paper Beading" at-10:15 a.m. to noon, and
from 2 to 4 p.m. Barbara Singer will present "Wa-
ter Color Painting."
"Quilting" by the Sharing Quilters will be dem-
onstrated on Wednesday, March 29, from 10:15 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
All demonstrations are open to the public. The


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Residents of Tiffany Place, Holmes Beach, get ready to "fty'em high" in the condominium's annual Kite Flying
competition held recently. The popular event, chaired by Jeanne Kavanaugh of Cincinnati, Ohio, drew 30 partici-
pants who were awarded prizes in various categories of competition. Islander Photo: Courtesy ofNorma Perron


branch library is located at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. For more information call 778-6341.

Key art center holds students'
show
The Longboat Key Art Center will open its "Stu-
dent Show" with a reception on Sunday, March 26,
from 2 to 4 p.m. at 6860 Longboat Dr., S. The public
is invited to attend.
The show features work by many Anna Maria Is-
land artists including Christene Abram, Bonnie Burke,
Mari Buri and Shirley Dean.
The show will run through April 1.
For more information call 383-2345.

County art league holds
fundraiser
The Art League of Manatee County will hold a
"Used But Useful Sale" on Saturday, March 25, from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the league's location at 209 9th St.
W., Bradenton.
Appliances, art materials, books, frames, furniture
photo equipment, toys and more will be available.
The public is invited to attend.


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Island Players announce
1995/96 season
The Island Players, Anna Maria City, has an-
nounced its slate of shows for its 1995/96 season.
They are:
"Charlies Aunt," by Brandon Thomas, Oct. 13 22.
"Greetings," by Tom Dudzick, Dec. 1 10.
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf," by Edward
Albee, Jan. 19 Feb. 4.
"Breaking Legs," by Tom Dulak, March 15 -31.
"'hle Dining Room," by A.R. Gurney, May 10 -19.
Season tickets are available by calling the Island
Players' box office at 778-5755.

'Gulliver's Travels'
comes to Van Wezel
Nova Scotia's famed Mermaid Theatre will bring
its colorful and imaginative puppets to the Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall for "Gulliver's Travels," at 10:30
a.m. on Saturday, March 25.Tickets are $6 and are on
sale now at the Van Wezel box office, 777 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, or call 953-3368 for information.


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NLP publishes

Islander's poem
The National Library of Poetry has chosen an
original poem by Meredith Buckelew, 14, of
Holmes Beach to be published in its current collec-
tion of poems entitled
"Dark Side of the
Moon."
The National
Library of Poetry, lo-
cated in Owings
Mills, Md., seeks to
discover and encour-
age poets like
Buckelew by spon-
soring contests that
Buckelew are open to the public
and by publishing po-
ems in widely distributed hardback volumes.
Buckelew is a ninth-grade student at Mana-
tee High School who has been writing for four
years.


Memories
By Meredith Buckelew
You don't remember days,
you remember moments.
Memories are forever.
And now even you are just a memory,
lost in my mind but, never forgotten in my heart.

I knew we wouldn't last but,
you can always dream.

Now that's all you are,
not only a memory, but a dream.
Memories and dreams always last,
then why couldn't you?
You're like a sunset now.
There for a minute, gone the next.

No one knows where you went or why,
it was so beautiful while it lasted,
now again it's just a memory of yesterday,
and a dream of tomorrow.
A memory is forever,
and I will always remember you.


MCC students urged to register early for summer


Registration for currently-enrolled students who
wish to attend Summer A, B or Fall Term 1995 classes
at Manatee Community College campuses in
Bradenton and Venice is going on now.
New and returning students may begin register-
ing on Monday, April 24. Day and evening classes
for Summer Term A begin Monday, May 8 and end
June 19.
Admissions and Registration offices are open 8
a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Offices
close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. MCC Campuses are lo-
cated at 5340 26th St. W., Bradenton, and 8000 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Proof of immunization for measles and rubella is
required for those born after 1956. For more informa-
tion, call the MCC Admissions office on the Bradenton


Campus at 755-1511, ext. 4234. At the South Campus,
call 493-3504, ext. 2163.
Bussey
receives
state award
Island local Cathy
Bussey, accounts executive "
for First Guaranty Title, was
named Marketing Represen-
tative of the year for the state
of Florida. First Guaranty
Title's Sarasota office was Busey
also named Top Producing
Office and the office with the Lowest Percentage of
Expenses to Volume statewide.


Baroque Chamber
Ensemble to perform in
Bradenton
Music Dolce, a chamber ensemble specializing in
Baroque vocal and instrumental music using period
instruments, will perform Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30
p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton.
The Anglo-American group based in London, En-
gland, includes Donna Deam, soprano, who was raised
on Anna Maria Island.
The public is invited to attend.

Sarasota Jazz
Festival opens
March 25-April 1
The 15th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival will open
Wednesday, March 25, and run through April 1.
The festival, dubbed "A Sentimental Journey," will
feature favorite stars from past festivals and concerts
produced by the Jazz Club of Sarasota. Events will take
place throughout the Sarasota area.
For ticket information and a schedule of events call
the Jazz Club of Sarasota at 366-1552.

Cincinnati Symphony
performs at Sarasota's
Van Wezel Friday
The 100th anniversary of one of America's most
illustrious orchestras will be celebrated at the Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m., Friday, March
24, when the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under
the direction of Spanish conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos,
performs works by Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner.
For ticket information call the Van Wezel box of-
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By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
It has a seasoned captain at the con-
trols who informs the passengers of in-
teresting landmarks passing by. It has an
on-time record that's the envy of the in-
dustry. It's powerful and has a fool-
proof climate control system that main-
tains nearly sea level pressure in the
passenger cabin. Its fares are cheap and
there is no meal service, but you can
bring your own snacks on board.
The latest airliner? Not a chance.
It's the Anna Maria Island Trolley.
More talked about of late than
Boeing's newest design, the trolley has
become something of an Island institu-
tion in the few short months it's been
operating. Carrying shoppers and diners
to and from the Island, Longboat Key
and St. Armands, the trolley is more
than just a way to get some place, it's an
adventure in itself.

Let the tour begin
Last Friday we rode the day's first
"flight" to get an idea of what this trol-
ley stuff is all about. We arrived at Rot-
ten Ralph's to begin our journey along
the length of the route from the very
beginning to the loop on St. Armands
Circle and Lido Key and back again.
There in the parking lot, surrounded
by the motor cruisers of the Island's rich
and famous, it sat A wooden coach con-
structed in Arizona and Mexico, pow-
ered by a Chevrolet 454 engine. Ray
Sharp, the driver, was waiting for us.
Wearing a flowered hat, Sharp
flashed a friendly smile. Stepping
aboard, the unique appointments of the
trolley's "front office" immediately im-
pressed us this would be no ordinary
bus ride into the rarefied atmosphere of
St. Armands.
Situated on part of the handle that
operates the trolley's front door,
stands a small plastic statue of the


A happy crew of trolley riders on their way from Siesta Key to Anna Maria
Island. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff


archangel Michael.
"For protection," Sharp explains.
Nearby sits a loaf of IGA-brand
white bread.
"For the birds," Sharp says, explain-
ing that he supplies the bread to many
children, and more than a few adults,
who like to feed the sea gulls during the
10-minute layover at Siesta Key Beach.
Some tools. Obviously the trolley
driver has to be a jack-of-all-trades on
this tropical milk run, maintaining the
engine and airframe of the not-so-aero-
dynamic craft.
"I let Gary (trolley owner Gary
Creamans) do all of that," Sharp says. "I
just keep the tools here for him. Every
once in a while if something gets loose
I'll tighten it up, but most of those tools
are used for putting up the signs for our
advertisers.
Ah, yes. The advertisers. On this
day we will hear all about them.
It's 9:30 a.m., and Sharp rolls out of
Rotten Ralph's parking lot as the jour-
ney south begins. A couple of minutes
later, more passengers are spotted wait-
ing at The Anchorage.


On to school
Among others, a young man and a
little boy carrying a lunch box get on
board.
The little boy, five-year-old
Cameron McCullough, is on his way to
Dolphin Day care in Holmes Beach. For
Cameron, it's his third day at the new
preschool, and he says he's looking for-
ward to the beach walk that he and his
classmates will be taking this morning.
For both passengers, this is their first
excursion aboard the trolley, and it's for


a very practical reason.
"My mom took the car to the air-
port, so I'm taking him to school," ex-
plains big brother Joseph McCullough.
A few seats away a couple offers a
reason for their trolley ride that is much
more common.
"We just wanted to ride the trolley
to St. Armands," says Bob Lundquist,
who along with his wife, Elsie, is visit-
ing Anna Maria from St. Paul. "We usu-
ally drive the car, but I thought this way
I could sit and look out the window.
"We've been seeing the trolley and
have been saying we wanted to take a
ride on it, so today's the day," Lundquist
says. "It looks like a great deal."
Down the road, Jerry and Elna
Larson join the ever-burgeoning crew of
trolley riders.
"It was a nice day, and my sister-in-
law said she rode the trolley and enjoyed
it so much," Elna Larson says, noting
the impetus for the journey.
Winding southward, Sharp points
out the various advertisers who have
paid for advertising space aboard the
trolley. Although the trolley ride costs
$2, it is the sponsoring businesses who
actually make the service possible, says
owner Creamans. And judging from
Sharp's pitches, those advertisers are
getting their money's worth.
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With a ding of the bell and a tip of the hat, they're off


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
"This is Pirate Pete's Candle Factory," Sharp says.
over the trolley's public address system as the vehicle
progresses its way through Bradenton Beach, creaking
and groaning (folks, it's a trolley, not a Lexus, and
creaking and groaning are part its charm.)
Sharp goes on to tell his riders that he has coupons
he'll give them that they can redeem for a free mush-
room candle at Pirate Pete's.
"Every one who got the mushroom candle won the
lottery the next week," Sharp claims. His captive rolling
audience laughs, realizing it wouldn't take the likes of F.
Lee Bailey to punch holes in some of Sharp's glory.

Let the tales begin
Pushing on through "The Loop," which is more
popularly known as the traffic circle in Bradenton
Beach, Sharp switches into high gear and starts telling
some really tall tales.
John Toth, who rides the trolley every day to get
to his job as a waiter at Longboat Key's Poseidon Res-
taurant, knows what's coming, and he slides open a
window for some fresh air.
Sharp regales his riders with a joke about a wicked
trolley driver who dies and is sent to hell, then caps it
off with a short musical observation.
"Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, and
I'll show you a house that smells," Sharp sings, as the
riders begin to moan in unison with the sound of the
quaint wooden coach.
Crossing the bridge onto Longboat, the crowd is
obviously having a good time, and between humorous
comments, Sharp points out various flowers which are
blooming on the Key. Promising to show his passen-
gers proof positive that trees marry, he points out a
banyan wrapped around a palm.
Yes, with Ray Sharp's brand of "canned corn," you
get a good combination of humor and education.
"I use them at work," says Toth of Sharp's jokes.
"I love them."

Halfway there
A little less than halfway to the trolley's southern
terminus, where Gulf of Mexico Drive offers an unob-
structed view of the aqua Gulf water, Sharp comes on
the air again and says he will hypnotize the passengers
so they can hear the sound of the surf. He pops in a
cassette tape and sure enough, the sounds of waves
crashing on the shore and seagulls squawking fills the
trolley air.
Amazingly, Sharp's electronically reproduced surf
synchronizes closely to the waves on the passing shore.
Zipping along at the trolley's highest speed on this
particular journey, the morning breeze keeps the inte-
rior comfortably cool. Without heat or air conditioning,
Sharp says the trolley is sufficiently warmed in the
winter by its occupants, and cooled in the summer by
its forward motion.


An on-time 10:45 a.m. arrival at St. Armands
Circle is heralded by a ring of the trolley's bell, and
most of the passengers get off. A few stay on board for
the short hop to the Lido Key beach pavillion, where
a couple is waiting to ride the trolley north to eat at
Rotten Ralph's.
"We could drive up there we've driven up to
Anna Maria many times," says Gene Treptow, "but
when you're driving you don't get to observe too well.
With the trolley you just sit back and relax."

Storm clouds a'brewing
Heading back north, the trolley's two-way radio
crackles to life with the voice of Creamans. He informs
Sharp that he's been watching weather radar on TV and
there's good news and bad news rain is coming in
off the Gulf and should hit the beaches in about 90
minutes, but the storm won't last long.
It's a welcome report for six passengers who
boarded the trolley at St. Armands.
"We live on Siesta Key," says Chris Donaldson,


Trolley driver Ray Sharp,
tall- tale-teller
extraordinaire.





























"but we're riding the trolley to Anna Maria."
Donaldson is joined by his wife, Judy, and two other
couples who are visiting, and they say the trolley ride
is the last fun thing they're doing before leaving the
next day to return to out-of-state home--
"We have these friends from the north and we
wanted to show them something different today,"
Donaldson says.
"We think it's great," says Shirley McClison of the
outing. "We get to see a lot of scenery and no one has
to drive it's a great way to get around."

Right on schedule
And around the trolley did get, pulling into Rotten
Ralph's on the nose at noon, just as the schedule prom-
ises.
"This is a fun thing," one passenger says to Sharp,
stepping off the trolley.
"Yes it is," says Sharp with a genuine smile, know-
ing there are two more runs, a dozen jokes and half a
loaf of white bread yet to go this day.


An appreciative fan of the trolley ride Ray Sharp give him, a little boy drew this picture of the trolley and gave
it to Sharp the next day.


Journey's end, and folks disembark at St.
Circle. Islander Photos: Mark Ratliff






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 23, 1995 I PAGE 21 ji


Musica a la Bistro
When do the dimensions of architecture and the
field of photography relate to one another by produc-
ing beautiful music?
At first, it poses a question that makes for a Discov-
ery channel feature or at the least a college thesis but
the answer is so simple.
First, stir up a combination of Caesar salad, salmon
Benjamin, cappuccino, and the innovative mind set of
Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy who invited two
friends to entertain customers in his dining room.
Gene Aubry (noted Island architect) and Jack Elka
(Island photographer and musician) blended guitar and
keyboard at Beach Bistro in their musical debut Friday
night.
The duo blended like romano and garlic, salmon
and pastry, espresso and frothy cream..
Aubry elicited the flavor of Les Paul with a jazzy
eclectic blend and dimension that only time and dedi-
cation produce. Elka followed Aubry's lead with key-
board sounds that enhanced and enchanted the astute
audience.
But for Gene and Jack, it was natural. As natural
as Aubry's environmentally sensitive design for the
future Florida university and as exquisite and clear as
Elka's aerial shots of the Island.
The "band" plays on, and on, but only on Friday
evenings.
Try out the late-nite bar menu over a handsome
cocktail and Gene and Jack will gladly entertain your
requests.

What to ao, what to do
While watching the elite shop in Tampa's Hyde Park
district last weekend, clerks at both the Banana Republic
store and Jacobson's inquired, "Where are you from?"


Did we look so out of place or, just like here, do
so many people come from someplace else?
Both ladies knew Anna Maria Island, to my aston-
ishment. One said she enjoys a visit with family to
Coquina Beach for picnics and sun. The other com-
mented on living on St. Pete's beaches for several years
before a friend brought her to Anna Maria. She loved
our little Island for the quaint and quiet atmosphere.
"That's what Florida is all about what you've man-
aged to keep on Anna Maria Island in spite of growth
all around you."
We visited a moment before the sale was rung up
and packaged.
Hyde Park has its merits too. Lots of old homes,
renovated reputable restaurants, friendly people with a
sense of community in the shadow of Tampa's spiral-
ing downtown.
Used to be little more than galleries, a very nice
little known restaurant, Selena's, and now it's grown
into a sophisticated shopping center with names like
Williams Sonoma, Sharper Image, Ann Taylor and
Godiva. Selena's is still there and I venture to guess the
grouper Florentine is just as mouth-watering as ever.

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Bistro duo do
fine in debut
Gene Aubry and Jack
F, fElka made their debut as
k Ha duo at Beach Bistro in
Holmes Beach. Diverse
full-time careers make
them somewhat unusual
to the entertainment field
/ .but their musical talents
hum like a Waring
blender. Islander Photo:
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It's an escape from our somewhat less sophisticated
surroundings only a 90-minute drive and if for noth-
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it's better than a trip to New York City or Chicago.
This trip served the dual purpose of an apartment
search for my daughter, who is moving back from the
east coast after a two-year stint as law clerk for Fifth
District Appeal Court Judge Emerson Thompson.
Needless to say, apartment hunting in Tampa is
dramatically different from here. Rental properties are
apparently scarce in desirable neighborhoods like Hyde
Park, and combined with the high cost of classified
advertising in a huge circulation daily you have to re-
ally search.
Drive and search. Thank heaven for car phones.
Welcome back to the West Coast of Florida,
Kendra.
In lieu of any official announcement, Kendra joins
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and Banker in mid-April as an associate.
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Track stars shine

at Anna Maria

Elementary
Anna Maria Elementary School held its annual
School Track Meet on the school's grounds near the
bay last week. All students, from kindergarten to fifth
grade participated. According to Coach Gene Burr, a
good job was done by all.
The top athletes are:
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Nine and Under, Boys Daniel Van Andel (1:32),
Scott Vensel and Ryan Mijares (1:37).
9 and Under, Girls Kim Dipaola (1:34),
Alexandra Blossom (1:38) and Kim Schenk (1:44).
10 Year Olds, Boys Jeremy LeGrand (1:22),
Adam Wall (1:22.5) and Kyle Chapman (1:30).
10 Year Olds, Girls Kate Lindahl (1:27), Sarah
Loveland (1:39) and Laura Wusteman (1:41).
11 and 12 Year Olds, Boys Randy Blancet
(1:27), Mark Rasmussen (1:29) and Jon Cannon (1:33).
11 and 12 Year Olds, Girls Star Beard (1:35),
Sarah Thomas (1:35.5) and Laura Potter (2:08).
50 Yard Dash
9 and Under, Boys Aaron Lowman (4.49), Pe-
ter Dowling (8.55), Tyler Krauss (5.56).
9 and Under, Girls Chana Cannon (8.44),
McKenzie Wilkins (8.60) and Frances Sullivan (8.61).
10 Year Olds, Boys Adam Wall (8.40), Mark
Rudacille (8:45) and Mike Martin (8.53).
10 Year Olds, Girls Amanda Parcels (8.16),
Kate Lindahl (8.28), Gena Douglas (8.57) and Abby
Dahlquist (8.57).
11 and 12 Year Olds, Boys Travis Rice (8.06),
Alan Jenkins (8.28) and Chase Riter (8.41).
11 and 12 Year Olds, Girls Jennifer Sayko
(8.23), Ashley Eannarino (8.24) and Rachelle
Brockway (8.38).
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9 and Under, Boys -Daniel Van Andel, (10.56),
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9 and Under, Girls Chana Cannon (9.87), Lind-
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10 Year Olds, Boys Jeremy LeGrand (9.62),
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10 Year Olds, Boys- Adam Wall (10' 11"), Mark
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Track meet

results are in
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
Purcel (77') and Stephanie Chewning (66').
10 Year Olds, Boys Adam Wall (130'5"), Kris
Smith (120'2") and Preston Copeland (120').
10 Year Olds, Girls Amber Johnson (104'),
Allison Chewning (79') and Kellie Cobb (78').
11 and 12 Year Olds, Boys Sky Beard (139'8"),
Mark Rasmussen (138') and Ben Sato (131').
11 and 12 Year Olds, Girls Sarah Thomas
(91'7"), Patricia Domke (83'2") and Jennifer Burgner
(83').
Pull-ups
9 and Under, Boys Ben Rigney (15), Tyler
Krauss (12) and Mark Sankey (11).
9 and Under, Girls Lindsay Chapman (7) and
Jamie Gregorich (6).
10 Year Olds, Boys Adam Wall (10) and Mark
Rudacille (9).
10 Year Olds, Girls Amanda Parcels (5).
11 and 12 Year Olds, Boys Jon Cannon (11).
11 and 12 Year Olds, Girls Misty Kinney (6).
Standing Broad Jump
9 and Under, Boys -Peter Dowling (5'7"), Chase
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9 and Under, Girls Kim Schenk (5'7"), Jamie
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10 Year Olds, Boys Adam Wall (6'3"), Mark
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10 Year Olds, Girls Amanda Parcels (6'4"),
Gena Douglas (5'8") and Sarah Loveland (5'8").
11 and 12 Year Olds, Boys Mark Rasmussen
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11 and 12 Year Olds, Girls Sarah Thomas
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 9, theft, 700 block of Gladiolus. The com-
plainant reported that a person unknown removed his
tools that were locked up on a job site.
March 11, dog bite, 202 Pine Ave., Cafe Robar.
The complainant reported she was in the parking lot of
Cafe Robar when she was knocked down and rendered
unconscious by a large black dog. She discovered she
had been bitten after being released from the hospital.
March 13, suspicious circumstances, end of Gladi-
olus on the beach. The complainant turned in what ap-
peared to be a suicide note which he found on the beach.
The officer checked the area but found nothing.

Bradenton Beach
March 12, DUI, 100 block of Gulf Drive North
to 1700 block of Gulf Drive South. The officer ob-
served Lance A. Blaylock, 19, of Bradenton, in front
of him traveling south on Gulf Drive. Blaylock crossed
the center line three times and almost rear-ended a van
twice, said the report.
Blaylock was following the van from about two
feet away, sped up and almost struck the van again,
then slammed on his brakes and crossed the center line.
The officer pulled him over, administered field perfor-
mance tests and placed him in custody.
March 13, DUI, 1000 block of Gulf Drive South
to 2100 block of Gulf Drive South. The officer travel-
ing north on Gulf Drive observed Suzanne Arbanas, 38,
of Bradenton Beach, traveling south on Gulf Drive,
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where he was identified by the victim.
March 15, purchase of a controlled substance
(LSD), conspiracy to purchase a controlled substance,
Coquina Bayside. The undercover officer met with
three juvenile subjects who stated they wanted to pur-
chase a sheet of LSD and handed the officer $100 in
cash. The subjects were placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
March 10, harassment, 4700 Gulf Dr., Anna
Maria School. The school crossing guard reported that
the subject stopped in the roadway in front of the
school and made sarcastic remarks to her about the
stopping of traffic. She said he also makes obscene ges-
tures to her and her husband when he sees them at other
locations and the problem has been on-going for six to
eight weeks.
March 10, suspicious, 4100 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported that two neighborhood juve-
niles have been failing to attend school and stealing and
vandalizing in the neighborhood. The officer spoke to
the juveniles and told them such behavior would cease
or the complainant would press charges in the future.
He also told them if they are not in school, the police
will pick them up for truancy.
March 11, retail larceny of four T-shirts valued
at $60, 3902 Gulf Dr., West Coast Surf Shop.
March 11, retail larceny, 3304 East Bay Dr., Is-
land Bazaar. The complainant reported that the subject
attempted to purchase an $8 hat with a credit card and
was refused because the limit on credit card purchases
is $10. The subject became angry, put the hat in his
pocket and left the store. An employee stopped him
outside the store, demanded he return the hat and he
gave it to her. The officer arrived and issued a sum-
mons to the subject.
March 11 suspicious persons, 4700 Gulf Dr.,
Anna Maria School. The officer responded in reference
to suspicious persons wearing masks. He found three
juveniles who said they were playing ninja and were
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four cartons of cigarettes and detained him until police
arrived to place him in custody.
March 15, civil, 6900 block of Holmes Boulevard.
The complainant reported that her neighbor cut down all
her plants across her back lawn and has done so before.
The officer said it was a civil matter but he would speak
to the neighbor and advise her of her options.
March 16, civil, 7500 block of Palm. The com-
plainant reported that her landlord threatened to throw
her out of her apartment. The officer provided her with
a brochure describing Florida's landlord/tenant law. He
advised her that her landlord cannot put her out in one
day and must follow legal procedures to do so.
March 16, found property, 500 block of 83rd
Street. The responded in reference to a found dog. The
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Trips to Brooksville may finally be over


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Restoration of Sarasota Bay may be coming home.
After five years of Swiftmud control from its global
headquarters in Brooksville, the Bay program's policy
committee has asked the City of Sarasota to take over
managing the project.
Meeting Monday in Sarasota, officials of Manatee
and Sarasota county governments, the City of Sarasota,



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Armstrong's Little League career in the majors.
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umphed over the opposition, with Michael
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along with assorted brass from the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP), Swiftmud and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), unani-
mously agreed to ask the City of Sarasota to take over
management of the Bay Program.
Just about everyone seems to agree (off the record)
that Swiftmud management hasn't been going too well.
But there's no guarantee the change will happen.
Even though the Sarasota Bay Program will bring
along about $1.3 million in funding, some Sarasota
City Commissioners have expressed doubts about the
wisdom of having the Program be under city govern-
ment. For example, Sarasota Mayor Nora Patterson has
been quoted as saying she thought "it might affect the
program's objectivity."
Both Swiftmud and DEP tried to sweeten the deal
Monday by pledging the full support of their respective
groups in future Program funding. Dr. Rick Garrity of
DEP told the Policy Committee this kind of arrange-
ment is "the wave of the future."
"These kinds of limited, geographically defined
programs are the kind DEP is very interested in help-
ing," he said.
Likewise, Gene Schiller of Swiftmud said his or-
ganization "might fund implementation programs
through the SWIM program, to which Sarasota Bay
was named March 1. We'd like to do that," he said.
SWIM is the state's Surface Water Improvement
and Management Program which funds work on 27
bodies of water in Florida. Not only does SWIM spend
about $4 million in southwest Florida, it also helps the
Bay earn extra points when it comes to funding from
other sources, such as the federal government.
So now it's up to the Sarasota City Commission,
which is scheduled to decide the issue at its April 3
meeting. I'll let you know what happens.

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This sounds to me like the event I always wanted
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Ah well, it's good to know somebody out there still ap-
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Grouper size down for some
After sitting through a hearing by the Gulf of
Mexico Fishery Management Council last week, I
thought I knew they weren't going to lower the red
grouper size limit from 20 to 18 inches.
Fisher after fisher, commercial and sport alikeptes-
tified they didn't want the size limit lowered, but the
hearing I attended in Sarasota was just one of the two
scheduled. The other one was in Madeira Beach.
As it was explained to me, a group of commercial
long-liner fishers in Madeira Beach asked for lowering of
the size limit because they claimed to be tossing lots of
dead small red grouper back when they were fishing in
120 feet of water and deeper. The fishers argued they
might as well keep the fish rather than "wasting" them.
They said somewhere around 50 percent of the short
red grouper they were taking off the lines were dead.
The Gulf Council decided to go along with the
change, provided they only keep the short grouper
while fishing in over 120 feet of water (though how
anybody will ever know I can't figure out). Anyway,
the logic goes that these short grouper will go to-
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lion pounds), and so perhaps actually save some
other red grouper.
Final vote of the Gulf Council was 11-6, and the
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them on to the Secretary of Commerce.
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Wow! Those are some sheepshead; more like 'em out there


By Capt. Mike Heistand
The big Islander Bystander sheepshead contest is
over and the winner is: a tie between Kenneth Frybach and
John Fara. Congratulations to both, and stop by our office
to pick up your authentic, soon-to-be-a-collector's item
"More Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt.
Fishing action this week continues to feature
sheepshead near shore and grouper offshore.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said Patrick
caught a 25-inch snook early Sunday morning. Other
pier anglers have been catching a few mackerel, a
couple permit, pompano and sheepshead.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fishers
there are catching mackerel and plenty of sheepshead.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said their four-
hour trip averaged 125 head of Key West grunts, sand
perch and sea bass. Their six-hour trip averaged 700
head of vermilion snapper, porgies and rudder fish.
Their nine-hour trip averaged 25 head of red and black
grouper and mangrove snapper. The bay fishing trip
averaged 80 head of sand perch and sea bass.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said sheepshead are
still his number one catch, with occasional runs of co-
bia, bluefish and mackerel. In the backwater, he's put-
ting his charters onto trout, reds and a few linesiders,
all caught with live shrimp. White bait is really start-
ing to show up, Capt Zack said.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said they're catching
some nice-sized sheepshead and a few small snapper
out at the Skyway Bridge. He said to keep your eyes
open for cobia and kingfish runs to start just about any
day. Farther from shore, grouper fishing is still very
good in about 80 feet of water.
Capt. Dave says he's catching lots of sheepshead
close to shore, some tipping the scales at eight pounds.
About 10 miles out, there are lots of gag grouper and some
50-pound amberjack, especially near the artificial reefs.
He's also catching snapper in about 70 feet of water.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's still finding grouper
fishing to be excellent right now, with several catches
of reds and blacks in less than 100 feet of water. Mixed


in with the grouper are some snapper and amberjack.
Capt. Rick Gross reports that snook fishing is
starting to improve as white bait make a more dominant
showing in the area.
Capt. Mark Bradow said sheepshead, trout and
snapper are making up most of his catches this week, and
he warned to be on the lookout for patrolling cobia.
On my boat Magic we're still catching about all
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start going after linesiders in the next couple weeks
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Capt. Tom Chaya said sheepshead are still abun-
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook and reds
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mackerel are starting to show up and kings won't be too
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By Master Chief J.D. Arndt
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard /Cortez
March 9, Boarding. The pleasure craft "Miss
Feather" was boarded and issued a boating safety vio-
lation for not having certificate of registration on board,
incorrect state registration numbers, not having an FCC
license for an VHF-FM radio and not having it on
board. The vessel operator was also cited for negligent
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a boating safety warning for not having the certificate
of registration on board.
March 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Three
cases were handled with the assistance of the Coast
Guard Auxiliary. All three vessels were towed to port
by the Auxiliary. The 22-foot pleasure craft "Lite-Up"
became disabled about two miles west of Stump Pass,
and was towed to Indian Mound Park. A 17-foot plea-
sure craft was disabled at Big pass and towed to the
10th Street boat ramp. The 25-foot pleasure craft
"Samdi-C" became disabled near Regatta Point Marina
in the Manatee River and was jump-started by an Aux-
iliary vessel.
March 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call at 12:30 a.m. from the tug
"Catherine Clewis" reporting a crew member had suf-
fered a head injury. The tug, with a barge in tow, was
off the Egmont sea buoy. The station's 41-foot vessel
arrived on scene with an Emergency Medical Techni-
cian on board. The crew member was stabilized and
taken to Fort DeSoto Pier and then a hospital.
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and will be held by police until the owner claims it.
March 13, Law enforcement. Station Cortez con-
ducted helicopter /boat training in the area at 7 p.m.
March 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call at 8 p.m. from a security guard
at the North Skyway Fishing Pier reporting two red
flares had been sighted about 200 yards west of the
Skyway Bridge. A 41-foot vessel and the Florida Ma-
rina Patrol reached the scene and found nothing.
March 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a phone call at 9:45 p.m. reporting a
catamaran adrift near Lido Key. A Coast Guard Aux-
iliary vessel was requested to investigate and found the
sailboat moored to a private dock.
March 14, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and issued a boating safety violation for not having a
certificate of registration on board, no sound-produc-
ing device and no fire extinguisher.
March 14, Law enforcement. Station Cortez con-

PLEASE SEE COAST LINES, PAGE 30





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CANAL FRONT HOME
Deep water canal in boating community. 2BR/2BA lo-
cated in quiet area of Holmes Beach. Walking distance
to beach and shopping.
PRICE REDUCED *179,900
Call Dick Maher 778-6791 or
M|I Dave Jones 778-4891
MIS NEAL & NEAL REALTORS 778-2261 _


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.



vlo n -; IN!,-


OLD HAMBURG TAVERN Well established Island
restaurant available for sale with excellent Island lo-
cation and reputation. Specializing in German food
and spirits. Call Dave Moynihan for details.











BEACH PLAZA Affordable Island living with excellent
Gulfviews from the 2BR/1BA 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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


GREAT PROPERTY
INVESTMENT


These two duplexes, located west of Gulf Dr., each
have two 2BR/1BA apartments. All four units have
an excellent rental history and are only two block
from shopping and one block from the Gulf. Storage,
laundry, center courtyard and more. 3007 & 3009
Ave. E., Holmes Beach. $239,00 for both! Call 778-
6427 or your local Realtor.


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DOUBLE FEATURES MY1 2 |13 14 1 = 1 10 11 12 113 114 115 1161
BY ALEX K. JUSTIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ FIE[I[ K t III


ACROSS
I Played for a
stake
6 Drive up the wall
12 Breathe fire and
fury
18 Verdi opera
19 Immature
pigeon
20 Secret places
21 Lass with good
business
contacts?
23 Capture
24 Murder, in mob
talk
25 Suffix with defer
or confer
26 Hank of the 50's
Yankees
28 -- supra
(above-
mentioned)
29 Western rain
attire?
35 "Give rest!"
37 "Sounder"
director Martin
38 Five-centime
piece
39 Home of Zeno
40 Mobster's piece
41 Simple baskets
44 Shivering "s:t
47 Lecture
49 Wide-eyed
50 Think better of
52 Piquant
53 Informal
information


S AM


54 One-sixth of a
drachma
56 Heavyweight
champ Willard
59 Accommodating
60 Sister Sledge's
"We--
Family"
61 Wake?
65 Computerized
playgrounds
67 Up positions,
usually
68 Eggbeaters
70 Shoe store
mannequin's
complaint'
73 Comparative
ending
75 Business basis
76 Nieuport's river
77 Montgomery's
"--of Green
Gables"
78 Actress
Purviance
79 It's found in a
stack
80 Harry Bailly's
inn
83 Consecrated
84 John -, first
president of the
Continental
Congress
87 Six-Day War
hero
88 French family
members
89 Bug-eyed
monsters, for
short
90 Learned book
92 Grand Union,
e.g.: Abbr.


94 Exuberance
95 Supermodel
Carol
96 Secondary-
school club?
103 Writer Levin
105 Surgeon's
intro
106 Opposite of
manual
107 Cleveland
athlete, for short
108 Brand-new
110 Christmas
dinner for a
don?
115 "Just Another
Day" singer Jon
116 Swimmer
Gertrude and
family
117 Primitive artist
Ralph et al.
118 Scotland's--
Islands
119 Holdups
120 Spoiler,
perhaps
DOWN
I "Manolete"
dancer Jose
2 Put in the pot
3 Hillbilly mother
4 Rock's Brian
5 Engineers
6 Darlings
7 Std.
8 Not spec.
9 Cover story
10 Glacial peak
11 Columbia
University
hospital
12 Disfigured


13 Barber's
obstacle
14 Beige
15 Experienced, if
overweight,
equestrian?
16 Fence-sitting
17 Erhard's
teaching
18 Tennyson
heroine
19 Ref. work
22 Grow together
27 Sushi dish
30 Squawk
31 "- kleine
Nachtmusik"
32 Billy Crystal TV
series
33 Lillehammer
event
34 -- Miguel,
Azores
36 Gen.
41 Vocal imitation
of a fanfare
42 Classical mall
43 Halloween
cutout smacked?
45 Wrong
46 Somme
summers
48 Orange box
50 Ribs or ribbings,
maybe
51 Neigh : horse::
bugle : -
54 Word before
shoppe
55 Stout
57 Back up
58 Neck
59 Folies Bergere
designer
61 Latvian, e.g.


62 "- for
Hollywood"
63 Warbler Yoko
64 Chancel
neighbor
66 Closed sacs
69 Acumen
71 Goat cheese
72 Dancer-
choreographer
Lubovitch
74 "Phooey!"


75 Winter garment
insert
78 Kate Nelligan
film role
79 1969 World
Series stadium
81 Bigdo
82 Con
83 Bric-a--
85 Like some
stocks, for short
86 Meridian, now
87 Overrun


88 Bowled over 102 Director
91 Skiing gold Allegret
medalist Tommy 104 Strong-ox link
93 Migs' relatives 108 Kind of show
94 Italy's Isabella 109 Gelderland city
d'-- III111 Mozart duet
97 Undercut gli
amplessi"
98 Mountain air 112 Khan who
99 Expressions of married Rita
disbelief 113 Fed. watchdog
100 Professeur's site agcy.
101 Stun gun 114 Fido's find


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.


PERICO'S LARGEST VILLA GRAND
CAYMAN MODEL 3BR/2BA with lanai & deck
overlooking beautiful lake. All white kitchen, 2
car garage, private courtyard. $153,500.
MLS#62624. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-7780


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Anna Maria $139,900 buys this great 2BR/2BA
w/1 car garage in excellent neighborhood.
New listing, estate sale. MLS#61794. Call Bill
Bowman 778-4619.


COQUINA BEACH CLUB 2BR/2BA directly
overlooking wide beach. Gorgeous sunsets from
all rooms. Furnished. Great rental. $185,000.
MLS#62550. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
778-6791 or 778-4891.


KEY ROYALE Spacious well maintained home
on sailboat water & across street from 2nd fair-
way of golf course. 3BR/2BA, great open plan w/
glassed lanai. $265,000. MLS#56764. Call Hal
Gillihan 778-2194.


KEY ROYALE ON DEEP WATER CA-
NAL 3BR/2BA elevaled with inside slair-
way, vaulted ceilings, 4 decks 2 car ga-
rage, lots of storage $ 179 900 MLS#62503
Rose Schnoerr 778-7780


SUGAR WHITE BEACH Located north end
of Holmes Beach. Exclu.,e reZideniial com-
plex. 2BR/2BA sunny end unid Pool, great
landscaping. $186,900 MLS62024 Bobye
Chasey 778-1532.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BRI
2BA ground floor unit. turnkey furnished with
many up-grades Healed pools tennis & boat
docks $134.900 MLSf62493 Dick Maher or
Dave Jones




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PERIOD BAY WlIH UKhA I VlEW B-I1
2BA ith a gorgeous vyew of Bay Island and
Intracoaflal All appliances and some excel-
lent furniture A must see unri $168 000
MLSf#6t132 Harold Small 7Y92-8628


Mary Ann
Schmidt
Realtor, GRi

778-4931





Mary Ann Schmidt has been suc-
cessfully selling Florida Real Es-
tate for 10 years. She and her
family love their Island lifestyle.
Call her to find yours.



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SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS
* Cozy, tranquil rear 1BR/1BA contemporary
unit with view. $84,900.
* 2BR/2BA top floor unit, totally remodeled.
Vacant & ready to move into. $94,900.
* Southern exposure, bay view, from this 2nd
floor 2BR/2BA. $123,900.
* King sized townhouse. 4BR/2.5BA turnkey
furnished. Plenty of storage. $134,900. ,
Low maintenance fees, immaculate grounds,
secluded. Two heated pools, tennis, boat !
slips, waterviews. For more information call :
John Green 778-2261 or 778-3167. *


FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week

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

ANNUAL RENTALS
Runaway Bay 1/1 $575 mo
West Bay Cove Bay View, 2/2 $885 mo
Anna Maria Island Duplex/Dock $800 mo

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


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28
ducted helicopter /boat training in the area at 8:30 a.m.
March 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call from a passing vessel on VHF at
4 p.m. reporting the 18-foot pleasure craft "Aquaholic"
disabled about one mile northeast of the New Pass
Bridge. The station's 21-foot boat investigated and,
since the pleasure craft did not have a radio on board,
towed the boat to the 10th Street boat ramp.


Bob & Lu
Rhoden
REALTOR
Associates
778-2692
E.MLS aR


OPEN HOUSE
SAT. SUN. 1-4
WESTBAY COVE
PREMIER ISLAND LOCATION
* 129,900 2/2 First floor, corner
unit, dome ceiling in kitchen,
fresh paint, pool view.
* 142,500 2/2 First floor corner
unit w/view of bay dome ceiling
in kitchen, berber carpet and ce-
ramic tile, glass entry, extended
living room.
Enjoy the pool, tennis, lush land-
scape and great location. Close to
shopping, restaurants, banks,
churches and just steps to the
beach. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden -
Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-2692.


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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, $169,500. $164.500. Call GULF-
BAY REALTY of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.
309 PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA


March 15, Boarding. A commercial fishing vessel
was boarded and issued a boating safety violation for
not having serviceable personal flotation devices, not
having an injury placard posted, improperly displaying
navigation lights and not having an operational VHF-
FM radio.
March 15, Boarding. A commercial fishing vessel
was boarded and issued a boating safety violation for
not having a Type IV throwable cushion or life ring on
board, not having serviceable personal flotation de-
vices, improper flares, not having an injury placard
posted and not having an approved back flame arres-

I ,, I II


4232 Marina Court Near Seafood Shack
Spacious, waterfront corner condo. Turnkey Furnished, 3BR/2BA
w/2,200 sf. Spectacular views, deepwater boat slip, no bridges to
Intracoastal. Oversize 2-car garage, private elevator every ame-
nity. $489,000. $439,000.
Call Jan Schmidt ~ 792-6933 BROKER/SALESMAN

R.S. Olson q1,Better
Real Estate, Inc. I In Hf and Gardes
E 5704 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL (813) 795-3000





ISLAND CONDOS
Westbay Point & Moorings ...
2BR/2BA with boat dock within view. Decora-
tor perfect, dome kitchen, ceramic tile, upgraded
appliances, new carpet throughout, deeded car-
port. $129,900.
3BR/2BA recently redecorated, spacious lanai,
facing west, on deep water canal, deeded car-
port. $149,000.
2BR/2BA ground floor, end unit on canal, with
boat dock available. Furnished. $134,900.

Shell Point ...
Spacious 2BR/2BA in one of the Islands best and
most private locations. Heated pool, putting green,
recreation center and turnkey furnished. $109,000.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
(813) 778-2261 or toll free 1-800 -422-6325

iTg MLS 13 neaLsneaL Ofc: 778-2261


tor on the engine. The vessel's voyage was terminated
due to unsafe conditions.
March 15, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and issued a boating safety violation for not having an
FCC license on board for an operational VHF-FM ra-
dio.
March 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call from a citizen at 9 p.m. that her
husband was overdue from a boating trip in Lemon
Bay. A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel found the boat
and, as it had no radio and was having battery prob-
lems, towed the vessel to port.


Come ride with me!

I K-~_ 2 -


we'll Tin your place in paraolse.
ED OLIVEIRA
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 U


MARILYN KNOWS BEST!

,- -

Buying or Selling -.
All of Perico Bay I


CALL TODAY!!!
From $82,500 to
$204,000


Marilyn Trevethan
REALTOR@


- New Listings
"GRAND CAYMAN" VILLA 2/2 + Den
2 car garage, many extras $158,500
"ANTIGUA" VILLA 2/2 2 car garage
decorator furnishings included $140,000


MLS


Call Marilyn Trevethan
Evenings 792-8477
Office 813-778-6066
Toll Free 1-800-865-0800


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


Karin Stephan
REALTOR [N
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:


x


Mobile:
813-350-5844
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
offer! $389,000.


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


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 23, 1995 m PAGE 31 oi1


Lisa Varano


Denise Langlois


Waterfront 419 Pine Avenue, Anna
66 sater ot i REAO (813) 778-2291
Video Collection MLS EVENINGS 778-2632 FA


$BU TH SE

$BYTEBAUTFLSE
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hou e .................... 1 9 9,000


PROFESSIONAL

RENTAL

MANAGEMENT





Do you have any vacancies left?

We don't! So why don't you let us fill
your rental needs, so you too can have
a successful season.

2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
813 778-2246 FAX 778-4978
Serving Anna Maria since 1939


Watch for our
a Maria, Florida 0 listings on
PO Box 2150 Classivision,
kX (813) 778-2294 -m., channel 19.
ANNA MARIA POOL HOUSE
Charming, immaculate 3BR/2.5BA home
within steps of post office and beaches. Light
and spacious throughout, with free flowing
kitchen-family area overlooking the sparkling,
caged swimming pool! Amenities include a
cozy fireplace, sunny office, peach colored
ceramic tiled floors, citrus trees, garage and
sturdy concrete construction throughout. Price
at only $249,000.


AI SSO iTE ndSj c a ritatA..P-ofesionati.L SPciaw lz- n in Guiml.7zA 7iopiaMiche l yae.Ti WONEYEAR
ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS: BaErbara A. Sato...778-3509 Christine T. Shaw...778-2847 Nancy Guilford...778-2158 Michael Advocate...778-0608 WARRANTY
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BUSINESS
CENTER

C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

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


LIKING FOR US?
We've moved to a new location
309 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
778-7244
Come Check Us Out


Anna Maria City at Bean Point










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




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

DUPLEX
7805 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach ............ $122,500
1 BR/1 BA each side. Close to Gulf. Good investment.
HOMES
407 65th St., Holmes Beach .............. $179,900
Wonderful waterfront 2BR/2BA home. Immaculate.
Sailboat water, move right in.
112 Palmetto, Anna Maria .................. $199,500
Beachside 4BR/3BA home. Ideal for large family or in-
vestment. Steps to the Gulf.
813 Jacaranda, Anna Maria................ $200,000
Bayview from this 3BR/2BA home. Quality built oak
floors, fireplace. Best buy!!!
503 83rd St., Holmes Beach .............. $219,000
Lovely secluded deepwater canalfront home. Porch
overlooks natural habitat. Must see!!!
214 Sycamore, Anna Maria ............... $289,000
Fantastic 4BR/3BA two story home. Many extras in-
cluding central vac, intercom, security system, 24K gold
fixtures in master bath, special exterior stucco, Berber
carpet, oak floor. Walk to beautiful beach.
LOTS
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria................... $79,500
Either commercial or residential. Great buy. Only com-
mercial lot at this price. 52' X 145'
710 Holly, Anna Maria........................ $125,000
Extra special large wooded residential lot. 107' X 55' X
160' X 121'. North end of Anna Maria. Walk to beauti-
ful Gulf beach. One of a kind!!!
ACREAGE
South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria ...... $2,110,000
Only large parcel of 13 very large waterfront lots and 2
non-waterfront lots. Undeveloped parcel waiting for the
right developer. Call for more information.
CONDOS
5400 Gulf Dr., Unit #24, Holmes Beach.... $82,500
1 BR/1 BA Gulffront complex. Completely furnished.
Just move right in. Many amenities. 2 pools, utility
areas, well maintained grounds. See the sunsets.
5400 Gulf Dr., Unit #10, Holmes Beach... $85,500
Spacious 1 BR condo with Florida room. Steps to the
beach. Turnkey. Wonderful complex.
944 Sandpiper Cir., Perico Island ......... $112,500
Gorgeous 2BR/2BA Kingfisher model with panoramic
view of Intracoastal water. Many extras. Must see!!!
Shel Pt. Condo...................................... $92,500
1 BR/1 BA ground level with beautiful bay view.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell
Acadteo/and ? l WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to4:30P.M. -
E-,iti _-=>*--, //, SATURDAYS 9A.M. to NOON ...


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SSMVAPLY THE iB3 S
ISLAND VACATION |
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CANAL HOME & EXCITING INNOVATIVE IDEAS!
* Over 4100 sq. ft., 3BR/4BA Customized kitchen plus pantry room.*
Spacious Florida room & custom built-ins. Fireplace, stereo system
& wet bar. 341 sq. ft. master suite with fireplace.* Spacious master
closet, bath, dressing room. Unique free-form pool, Jacuzzi & BBQ *
Carolina stone garden & waterfall in pool. -Newly replaced seawall, boat
dock & drive.
Call Maria Franklin. REDUCED PRICE! $390,000


CANALFRONT HOME
This 3BR/2.5Ba quality built home has it all! Oak
floors with 10' ceilings, formal living and dining
rooms, breakfast nook, family room, fireplace and a
wrap-around porch with a lovely view of canal. 70'
dock with electric & water and more. $329,000.

''-O- (813) 778-0426
HORIZON REALTY


N. G. "Nick" Patsios .
REALTOF/BROKER
Island Specialist for 16 Years
"The One Who Knows"
778-2261 or 1 778-4642 "

Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 W


USA
Mike
Norman
Realty inc.


40 778-6696
1-800-367-1617
3101 Quai Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217


T[ WST HWI IH TU IIMLT V4

HOLMES BEACH
HOME APARTMENT


The home has 2BR/2.5BA w/2 car garage and
the apartment has 2BR/1BA. This excellent lo-
cation is on a quiet street, in a great neighbor-
hood west of Gulf Dr. The Gulf is only one
short block away. 119 46th St., Holmes Beach
$188,000. Call 778-6427 or your local Realtor.











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


LUSH & TROPICAL: Close to beach, what a rare
opportunity to own a 2BR home plus a 1BR/1BA
income producing apartment within walking dis-
tance to prime beach. Owner financing, impeccable
condition and quality construction makes this prop-
erty desirable. Price at $350,000. Call for extras &
details, Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.


THE BAYOU: 2BR/1BA condo with a waterview
completely refurbished in 1991. Just steps to bay,
beach and Anna Maria fishing pier. Turnkey fur-
nished. $86,500. Call Mimi Wilde 755-7752.
NEIGHBORHOOD BAR/Restaurant in the city
of Cortez, 2 COP license, also licensed for
package store and take-out food. Great poten-
tial. Real estate included. $149,000. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.


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


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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.

BRIDGESTONE MB2 mountain bike. 26" inch black
metallic 15 spd. Like new 778-7746.

STANDARD SOFA BED, excellent 2 yr. old, pink hue
white washed wicker rattan. Coral-green leave pattern.
$275. View locally. Call (614) 899-0272.

SMALL COMPUTER DESK. 27" wide x 36" tall, 3 shelf,
white with black legs. $30. 778-3919.

OAK HEADBOARD & FRAME for Queen bed, 6 oak
dining chairs, 2 sleeper sofas. Call Dave 778-2246 or
778-7976.

WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


3 FAMILY 501 68th St., Holmes Beach. Fri. & Sat.,
March 24 & 25.8-3. Household goods, clothing, linens,
lamps, speakers, TV, many misc. items.

GARAGE SALE 202 Lakeview Dr., Anna Maria. Sat.,
March 25. 8-2. Furniture, utility trailer, bicycle, moped,
aquapaut waterbed, wicker headboard, misc.

YARD SALE 3017 Ave. E, Holmes Beach. Sat.,
March 25. 8-2. Rain or shine. Washer, dryer,-bath fix-
tures, clothes, books, household.

GARAGE SALE 720 Penfield St., LBK. Sat. & Sun.,
March 25 & 26. Household items, beds, dressers, rat-
tan and more!

MOVING SALE Holmes Beach Business Center Stor-
age. Sat., March 25. 12-4. Glass sliders, heavy alum
locking set, 8x4 each. Male mannequins standing,
refridge, new B/W waitstaff wear mixed sizes, house &
kit misc.

4 FAMILY yard sale. 2512 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach.
Fri. & Sat., March 24 & 25. 2pm something for every-
one. Follow signs and balloons.


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.

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.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls. Cats
or dogs. Day-Week-or Month. Reasonable Rates. (Is-
land only). 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. Cal Anytime 320-0110.



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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, mar-
lin and dolphin in the Florida Keys or offshore grouper
and snapper. Have good numbers for offshore reefs
and barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1524.

DOCKAGE WANTED for 16' runabout used occasion-
ally Nov.-March. Also separate storage of boat trailer
wanted. 778-1769.


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.

AFTERCARE TEACHER for central Holmes Beach
preschool. Experience preferred. 778-2967

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.

$1,000 per week or more can be yours anytime in
your own home based business. Galaxy Crystal &
China, 779-1109.

CLEANING and light yard work 20 hours per week. In-
cludes weekends and holidays. Haley's Motel 778-5405.

HOUSEKEEPERS needed immediately. 35-40 hours
week. Dependability a must. Experience preferred but will
train. No lay offs. apply blue Water Beach Club. 6306 Gulf
Dr., Holmes Beach. Apply in person, Mon.-Sat. 9-1.

HOUSEKEEPING full time & part time positions avail-
able. The coconuts Beach Resort, 100 73rd St.,
Holmes Beach. 778-2277.


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.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places avail-
able 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 ap-
pointments.

ISLAND RESIDENT in need of house cleaning jobs. $10
an hour. 4 hour minimum. Great references. 778-4680.

SEWALL MAINTENANCE Joint sealing, erosion control.
Best work in town at the right price. Local resident of 12
years. Work guaranteed. Cliff Kryszczuk 779-2522.

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

CAREGIVER COMPANION includes cleaning, cook-
ing, shopping & transportation available. Mon.-Fri.,
long-term position. $300 -week. 778-4881.

CATERING BY FOOD AFFAIRS Specializing in pool
side or outdoor BBQs. Many menu selections includ-
ing homemade desserts. Old fashion pig roast with all
the trimmings at your pool. 778-3170.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vi-
nyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and much more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon on mobile num-
ber 320-0110. Please leave a message for quick reply
if not available.


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.

DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island 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.


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.

LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs and yard work.
Thorough & careful with references. Peter 778-8436.

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



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. Avail-
able week, month, seasonal. Reserve now for 96.
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Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
SService .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7781-345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISFACTION

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







Residential &
Commercial
Remodeling
16 Years Experience r 778-2316
on Anna Maria dST. LIC. CBC 018695

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
V Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 Years Experience


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
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RESIDENTIAL
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We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468


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


SABAL PALM
CARPENTRY

A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
CUSTOM FENCES
DECKS SIDING
FASCIA SOFFITS
DOORS WINDOWS
ODD JOBS
Fully Insurcd Reasonable Ratem
778-7603
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32-Year Island Resident


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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/1 BA apt w/screened lanai. $600/mo includes
water, lawn & trash. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
VACATION RENTALS by the month or week. Call Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
CONDO ON GULF available April 1. Pool, tennis. 1BR
$1,600/mo. 2/BR $2,000/mo. 778-0076.
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.
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.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT, 3BR/2BA, 210 81st Street,
Holmes Beach. Available winter 1995-96. (813) 962-0817.
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.
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.
BEAUTIFUL CONDO 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay, HB. Two
heated pools, tennis, prime area to shopping/beaches.
No pets. Avail Jan & 1996. Evenings 792-1554.
HALF DUPLEX Spotless 2BR/2BA ground level. Cptd,
stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. Quiet neighborhood.
North Holmes Beach. Annual $575 month + utilities.
778-1626 or 778-1971.
FOR RENT 2BR apt available now. 2BR apt available
April 1. 1Br apt available April 6. 778-5814.
HOUSE 3/2 w/garage on canal. Yearly lease. $550 -
$640. 795-4432.

SEASONAL ONLY Holmes Beach rental. Furnished
2BR/2.5 BA, Florida room, washer & dryer, enclosed
garage. Near Gulf. Owner/Realtor 792-8340.

ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA unfumished house on the island's
finest canal. Yearly rental. $775 month. 778-2423.

AVAILABLE APRIL due to cancellation. 1BR/1BA du-
plex apt. Nicely furnished 1 block to beach. 5608B
Carissa, Holmes Beach. 778-3994.

ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
Winter 1996. 4850/wk. gulf front. 813-949-3713.
AVAILABLE NOW! 1 bedroom cottage, turnkey fur-
nished w/private beach access at 2415 Gulf Drive: $75
per night or $375 per week. Also available March & April
'95. 778-2832.
GULF FRONT Beautiful 1 BR/1 BA dream rental! Best
deal on Island! Both annual or seasonal. Many to
choose from, avail now. Won't last! 778-2126.
95-96 SEASONAL, non smoking beach side waterfront
town home. 2BR/2BA, pool, dock. Owner/Broker 795-
5707. No smokers please.
1000 SQ FT of Retail/Commercial space. 5508 Marina
Drive. Ask for Dennis, 778-3924.
HOME WANTED with long term lease. Would like to
care for your home as our own. Please call 778-9207
for free written references. Thank you.
BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA large, great location, very
nice. Available now for 1 month-6 wks only. No pets or
smokers. 778-5591.


RESPONSIBLE RETIRED COUPLE looking for a rea-
sonable 1 or 2 Bedroom home or duplex with carport for
3 month 96 season. 778-5875.


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 26. 1-4. 1230 Spoonbill
Landings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron
Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.



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Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
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we are eco-friendly utilizing only 100 percent
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your convenience, home or office.
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PRIVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or income property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4898.
BY OWNER: Luxury townhouse on Anna Maria Island.
Lots of open space, 5/3, cathedral ceilings, wet bar,
private deck, heated pool, tennis court, steps to the
beach. 2,100 a/c square foot. Priced to sell. Going out
of country. Call: 778-7377.

OPEN SAT & SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach condo.
Completely updated, 2BR/1BA, garage, W/D, available
immediately. $72,900. To see anytime 798-3981.

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 garden
spot close to shopping, beaches & restaurants. Waterfront
& poolside units available. 2BR/2BA furnished or unfur-
nished. Best of condominium living. From $139,000. Call
Sharon, Old Florida Realty 778-3377.
DUPLEX Intracoastal, 2 story, 2BR & 1 BR, 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.
FISHING PIER, bait business & restaurant, Anna Maria
Island. Includes business & real estate. $395,000. Call
Fred Katz, Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980, 779-2044.
FOR SALE Quadruplex 778-5814.
BAYFRONT CONDO one of a kind! Close to beach and
in-town shopping. $139,500. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.
PRICE REDUCED! Totally updated 3BR/3BA canalfront
home with private dock. $279,900. Call Richard Free-
man, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
REDUCED! Anna Maria canalfront home with updated
appliances and newer A/C. $169,500. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
KEY ROYALE Exceptional waterfront residence, 3BR/
2BA w/2 car garage, caged 40" pool & deck, deep wa-
ter dock. Immaculate. $325,000. Owner 778-2041.
GULFFRONT. Almost 1 acre on white sand beach of Anna
Maria. Possible split: Home+ lot; vacant lot: and 2/3 acre
w/house + 100" beach front. Call T. Dolly Young after
hours. 778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty 778-0766.


WANTED URGENTLY by European cash buyer in-
come/investment property. Preferably stilted "Handy
Man Special" but anything considered. immediate
completion. 778-9480.
REDUCED! Island cottage with one car garage. Now
only 179,900. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Es-
tate 778-6066.
CONDO FOR SALE 2BR/2.5BA townhouse across
from beach. Screened in porch over-looking pool, dish-
washer, W/D. $92,000. 778-7265.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE #27, by owner. Beautiful
3BR/2.5BA, 2-car garage, large townhouse near beach,
shopping & restaurants. Heated pool, storage room, low
condo fee, many extras. This is Island living at its best!
6250 Holmes Blvd. 778-6083.

OPEN HOUSE, Friday March 24. 12-3. 2905 Ave. B,
Holmes Beach. Quiet Bayside hideaway home,
screened lanai, rooftop deck, loft, Jacuzzi. $139,900.
Don't miss this one! Joan Zak, Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-
7244 or 778-5730.
LARGE DUPLEX walk to beach, very nice location.
Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777.
OUTSTANDING VIEW! Anna Maria Bayfront home 3
bedrooms, fireplace, lots of storage. $325,000. Yvonne
Higgins RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777.
BUILD YOURSELF a big duplex with Gulf and Bay
views. $50,000. Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX Gulfstream
Realty, 778-7777.
UPDATED DUPLEX in Bradenton Beach. Gulf and Bay
views. Dock for boat. 1 BR/1 BA & 2BR/1 BA with fenced
backyard. Room for pool. $149,900. 778-777. Barbara
Turner, RE/MAX Gulfstream.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 3760 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA each
side. Caged pool, sprinkler, new siding, beautifully land-
scaped. $240,000. Barbara Turner, RE/MAX Gulfstream.
ISLAND DUPLEX with some Gulf and Bay views. One
side is townhouse, other side has seven year tenant.
Great opportunity to live at the beach and earn $$$, too.
Priced at $136,000. Call Sandy Greiner RE/MAX
Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777.
BEACH LIVING times two. Centrally located elevated
duplex close to beach. Each unit is 2/2 with W/D hook-
ups. Both units leased with $1250 mo. inc. Invest today
by Calling Sandy Greiner RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty,
778-7777. $140,000.

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