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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Rogue wave study rolling along


By Paul Roat
The jury is still out on what caused an unusually
high wave to crest on the shores of Anna Maria Island
Saturday, March 25.
The National Weather Service is still evaluating
and assessing what some have termed as a "mini-tidal
wave" that struck the Island that Saturday. No damage
has been reported in the wake of the wave, although
dozens of Island residents reported the freak incident.
Weather officials are still looking for residents who
have photos or videos of the event. Call 813/645-2323
if you have any information.
"We're still analyzing," Walt Zaleski said. "We
have no definitive information right now, and are still


Key Royale

Bridge repairs

on schedule
Repairs to the Key Royale Bridge are on schedule,
said Holmes Beach Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez and should be completed by mid-May.
Fernandez said he talked to the contractor, M.L.
Boyer Construction Co., last week and although the
work is on schedule, it is slower than anticipated. The
company is installing new bulkheads on the bridge.
"They've been doing a lot of underwater work,
such as driving piles, that you can't see," explained
Fernandez. "And a lot of the work has been done at
.their yard in town, which has meant less mess for us."
Residents should expect to see more progress in the
next few weeks, he said, as the company adds the concrete
cap on the bulkhead and welds pilings above the water.


Island bridge

stock certificates

hot item
In less than a week, more than 70 stock certificates
offering the bearer the "imaginary rights and privileges
of ownership" to the existing Manatee Avenue bridge
have been sold by The Islander Bystander.
The newspaper sponsored the sale of stock cer-
tificates, suitable for framing, to help Save Anna
Maria, Inc., pay attorney fees in the fight against the
Florida Department of Transportation's proposed
65-foot fixed-span bridge.
A total of 496 stock certificates were issued. Each
certificate designates "imaginary rights" to a 12 by 12
foot square of the bridge surface.
The cost is $10 each and are available at The Is-
lander Bystander in the Island Shopping Center, Ma-
rina Drive at Gulf Drive, during normal business hours.


looking at different scenarios. There was an atmo-
spheric situation that morning, but whether it was seis-
mic or something else we are still evaluating right
now."
Island residents reported a six-foot-high tidal wave
- or a series of waves striking the Island between
9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Steve Gift literally hit the wave head-on.
Gift was riding through the pass near Bean Point
on his personal watercraft when he spotted a huge wave
breaking on the sandbar near the north end of the Is-
land.
"I saw the wave and went to meet it near Passage
Key," Gift said. "I'm six feet tall, and I had to look up


at the wave. I'd guess it was at least 10 feet high or
more."
Gift soared over the first giant swell on his 'ski. His
small vessel began to "act up" he later found out the
impact of landing back into the Gulf had cracked one
of the ceramic insulators on a spark plug and he
headed back to the Island.
"When I got near Cypress Street, I saw chairs and
umbrellas tossed up into the grass, and a lot of people
standing around looking wet," Gift said. "There were
tidal pools where there have never been tidal pools
before.
"Believe me, it's one wave I'll tell my grandkids
about."


A very
happy
birthday
boy
Kenny Burns, top,
seems to be quite
happy to be 3
years old and
celebrating his
recent birthday
with his sister,
Caitlin, 5, at the
Schoolfor Con-
structive Play.
Islander Photo:
Courtesy of
Maria Richards.


Bradenton Beach Marina permits requested
Allan Bazzy has applied for permits to expand the Council, which rejected his proposal;
Bradenton Beach Marina, a process building officials Took the council's rejection to court on grounds
have said could take up to five weeks to process. that it was an improper decision, where a circuit court
The only cloud left for Bazzy in the year-long bu- judge ruled the city should approve the project;
reaucratic maze of permits, hearing and court appear- Took the court decision back to the city council,
ances is a legal appeal filed by neighbors in the district which approved the expansion;
court of appeals to halt the project. No date for the hear- Requested and received variances for signs, set-
ing has been set. backs and height for the marina.
Bazzy plans to spend more than $1 million to reno- Highlights of the marina renovation and expansion
vate the marina, located just south of the Cortez Bridge. effort include construction of a 200-by-80-foot boat
To begin that restoration, he: storage shed. The 34-foot-high shed will be constructed
Appeared before the Bradenton Beach Commu- in an "old town" architectural style, complete with
nity Redevelopment Agency which, in a split vote, porches, windows and peaked roof.
made no recommendation on the project; The existing boat storage racks on the north side of
Appeared before the Bradenton Beach Planning and the property will be removed. Marine repair facilities
Zoning Board, which recommended approval; will be relocated on that site, and extensive landscap-
Appeared before the Bradenton Beach City ing is proposed around the perimeter of the property.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Easter worship schedule ................................. 9
VISITOR MAP............................................ 18
School Daze............................................ 23
Streetlife .................................... ............ 24
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 27
Real estate ................................. .......... 28
Crossword Puzzle ......................................... 29


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND IS FREE


APRIL 6, 1995








3 PAGE 2 M APRIL 6, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Chief Romine seeks support on legislation


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
He came to seek support on legislation but left
his audience amazed by statistics on crime and pun-
ishment.
When Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine re-
cently addressed the city's
civic association, members
were especially surprised to
learn that there were 325
Part 1 mandatory offenses
reported in the city last year.
Part 1 offenses in-
clude murder, non-negligent
manslaughter, negligent
manslaughter, forcible sex
b offenses, robbery, aggra-
ChiefRomine vated assault, burglary/
breaking and entering, lar-
ceny/theft, pocket picking, purse snatching, shoplifting,
theft from building, theft from coin-operated machine
or device, theft from motor vehicle, all other larceny
and motor vehicle theft.

A fool's paradise
"That's how many were reported, not how many
arrests were made or how many cases there were or
how many were convicted," said Romine.
Joy Courtney noted that number amounted to about
one per day and asked Romine why the residents do not
read about those cases in the newspaper.
"When those types of cases come in they are im-
mediately investigated," responded Romine. "While
they are under investigation, we don't release them,
because it creates more problems.
"For example, there are certain things about a
case that only the police and the bad guy know
about. If we plaster it all over the newspaper and
then we make an arrest and get a conviction, the first
thing the defense attorney's going to do is present
the newspaper article that gave thousands of people
access to that information."
"It's creating a fool's paradise," said Courtney. "Is
there any way you could release the numbers of the
crimes without details?"





Welcome the
new 'chief'
Anna Maria Fire District
welcomed a new mascot
to fire station 1 last week.
"Chief' was officially
adopted by Administra-
tive Secretary Mary
Stephens as a family pet,
but he'll perform double
duty at department
functions. Chief is
friendly and attentive -
but deaf. Stephens says
she's having a hard time
breaking the habit of
talking to Chief and
calling him to get his
attention. He was found
in Palmetto by another
firefighter and after
searching for the owner,
he was adopted by
Stephens.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


Romine said he could make those available to the
newspaper. (The city's crime statistics will be reported
at the end of every month beginning with the March
report in this issue.)
Of those crimes reported about 25 to 30 percent
are cleared but "we solve a lot of cases we can't
make arrests on because we don't have legal grounds
to file charges," said Romine. "We know beyond a
shadow of a doubt who did it but we can't convince
a prosecutor that he can take him into court and beat
the defense attorney."

Legislation
Romine said as crime in the city increases, one
thing residents can do is support legislation backed by
Florida's law enforcement agencies.
"Our 'non-criminal' justice system is in sad
shape," he noted, and it will get worse before it gets
better. We have several things we have presented to the
legislature. We're trying to eke out a little light at the
end of the tunnel by identifying the major problems."
One is the Officer Evelyn Gort Career Criminal
Act, named for a policewoman who was killed by a 22-
year-old robber who got $3. At the time of his arrest,
said Romine, the suspect had 21 felony convictions in
four years and had served only six months for those
convictions.
The act is an effort to repeal the state sentencing
guidelines and assure that career criminals convicted of
violent felonies are put in prison for mandatory terms.
According to the act, they must serve 85 percent of
their sentence before they are eligible for parole.
"Sentencing guidelines were established seven to
eight years ago," explained Romine. "If someone is
convicted of a crime, points are calculated to determine
how much time if any he spends in jail."
Romine passed out score sheets for the audience to
follow and gave an example of a person convicted of
armed robbery, a first-degree life felony. The suspect
had a prior record of conviction for burglary and at-
tempted auto theft. According to the score sheet, the
sentence for armed robbery would be eight years and
two months in jail and the suspect would serve 30 per-
cent or about two years of the sentence.
"State sentencing guidelines have not solved the


Offense
Murder
Forcible rape
Forcible sodomy
Forcible fondling
Robbery
Aggravated assault
Burglary
Pocket picking
Purse snatching
Shoplifting
Theft/building
Theft/coin op
Theft/motor vehicle
Other larceny
Motor vehicle theft
Total


Number reported
0
0
0
1
3
13
58
0
0
20
42
2
54
127
5
325


problem and in my opinion have made it worse," said
Romine, "because they've taken the discretion away
from the judge."
Another example under the guidelines is that a
person must be convicted of stealing five cars in order
to be eligible for state prison.
"That's convicted, not how many he's done or
been caught for," said Romine, "but how many there
have been grounds to file charges on."
Punishment should be a deterrent, Romine said, but
many who are convicted serve only 10 percent of their
sentences because of gain time, good behavior, etc.
The recidivism rate or how often a prisoner returns
to prison illustrates this point, he said. Seventy percent
of prisoners who serve 10 percent of their sentences
will return to prison. This drops to 32.7 percent if they
serve 20 percent and 17.9 if they serve 50 percent.
"People say it costs too much to put all these
people in prison. It's costing you not to put these people
in prison," noted Romine, "because they're right back
out there committing more crimes. These guidelines are
so weak, there's no punishment and no fear. People are
not required to answer for their actions any more."
The act would affect 25 percent of all felons, said
Romine. He urged residents to call or write their leg-
islators in support of the legislation which is House Bill
461 and Senate Bill 168.
Another piece of legislation Romine discussed was
a resolution to eliminate discovery depositions in
criminal cases because they "provide unregulated op-
portunities to harass, intimidate and inconvenience vic-
tims and witnesses, discouraging them from proceed-
ing or appearing for trial."
"We really feel like these issues need attention and
it needs to come from the people," said Romine. "One
letter and one phone call makes a tremendous differ-
ence. A lot of people don't realize how bad it is until
they see some of these numbers."

Citizens' Police Academy
The department is working on various ways to
combat crime, said Romine, and one is by improving
public relations. This includes officers getting out in the
community and talking to the residents. Another is
holding a series of community meetings on various
subjects such as residential burglary and neighborhood
crime watch.
The newest program in the works is a citizens'
police academy.
"This has been done successfully in many small
communities," he noted. "It will probably run one night
a week at the auditorium at the elementary school. It
will be about two hours per night and probably run for
eight weeks. First priority will go to Holmes Beach
residents and business owners."
Applications for the academy are now available at
the Holmes Beach Police Department, 5901 Marina Dr.
Class size is limited to 20 participants age 18 and up.
There will be a nominal fee for materials.
The academy will give residents an inside look at
police procedures, he said, and may expand into a ci-
vilian ride-along policy.
"We are trying to do all we can to get involved in
the community and get the community involved with
us," he noted.


Part 1 offenses in

Holmes Beach

in 1994








Property owners
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Property owners near the Anna Maria Island Cen-
tre in Holmes Beach say they are fed up with trash from
the center's dumpsters blowing onto their property.
At a meeting of the Code Enforcement Board last
week, Code Enforcement Officer Mike Heistand said
the problem has been on-going since October of 1993.
The center's management company, Benderson Devel-
opment, recently installed a gate near Shell's restaurant
to try to alleviate the problem.
"I'm not asking for formal action," explained
Heistand. "I'm just informing the board."
Heistand told the board that he's tried to solve the
problem from several angles because he's been unsure
how to approach it.
"We felt the litter was a police matter," he said,
"but it's hard to identify any one particular violator.
The police department can't get involved unless we can
identify the trash."




Tax collector
opens doors
at new office
Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr.
came in person to open the new Island tax office in
the Anna Maria Island Centre in Holmes Beach.
The full-service tax and tag office is open 8:30 am.
to 5p.m. Monday through Friday. Burton and
Office Supervisor Gayle Davis assist Ella Jones
with title work.
Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn.


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 6, 1995 U PAGE 3 iJ

getting trashed by shopping center


Another approach was the city's ordinance that
says a dumpster must be suitably enclosed but the
wording in the ordinance is vague, said Heistand.
"What is 'suitably enclosed?' he asked. "Is it
screening or bushes or what? They say they are suitably
enclosed because they have the six-foot fence and you
can't see the dumpsters unless you drive behind the
shopping center."
Heistand said his definition of suitably enclosed
would be screening each dumpster so the trash could
not blow onto the neighbors' property.
"We did not force them to put up the gate," he
noted. "We told them this may not solve the problem
because the gate could be left open or trash can still
blow through it. They've made a good faith effort and
have told us if this doesn't work, they'll put locks on
the dumpsters or enclose them individually."
"That gate will not work because it won't be
closed," said Bill Saunders. "If it's closed it will im-
pede the traffic."


Trash can blow through the gate, noted Roger Lutz.
Carol Williams suggested that each store bag its
trash.
The board voted to send a letter to Benderson mak-
ing that suggestion.
Lutz suggested that the board also write the
center's owner about the problem because "Benderson
must answer to them." The board agreed.
In other business, Heistand informed the board of
the following code changes that are in the works:
New state provisions allowing the city to recover
losses if code enforcement cases are taken to court.
Redefining "suitably enclosed" in relation to the
screening of dumpsters.
Establishing height limits for overgrown lawns.
Videotaping of code violators.

Public safety expo
postponed to April 15
The Anna Maria Fire District Public Safety Expo
scheduled for Saturday, April 1, was cancelled due to rain.
The expo will take place Saturday, April 15, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station #1, 6001 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach.



Anna Maria City
4/11, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
4/6, 7 p.m., Council meeting will be postponed
due to lack of a quorum to 7 p.m. 4/13

Holmes Beach
4/11, 2 p.m., Planning commission

Of Interest
4/6, 7 p.m., Environmental Education Center
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall
4/12, 10 am., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, Holmes Beach


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Ei] PAGE 4 N APRIL 6, 1995 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER



Batter up!
A new batting cage is being installed in the Holmes
Beach field behind city hall and should be opera-
tional by this weekend, said Public Works Supervi-
sor John Fernandez The cage was funded by a
grant from the Rex Hagen Foundation. The set-up
also includes a new pitching machine which will be
operated under adult supervision through the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


Law enforcement kicks off senior aid program


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Representatives of local law enforcement agencies
met in the county commission chambers Wednesday,
April 5, to kick off a new program to aid senior citizens.
The program, Triad, is a partnership between the
sheriffs department, police chiefs and seniors who
agree to work together to reduce the victimization of
older citizens and enhance the delivery of law enforce-
ment services to them.
"The concept is to get law enforcement involved in
senior citizens' problems," explained Cpl. Pat Morris
of the Manatee County Sheriffs Department. "We will
focus on abuse, neglect and exploitation."
The national program began in 1988, said Morris,
and there are now 155 chapters in the United States and
Canada. The Manatee County chapter will be the 13th
established in Florida.
"The crux of the problem is identifying the people
who need the services," said Morris. "We will be hand-
ing out referral cards for neighbors and friends of se-
niors. Then we can get the cards back to the agencies
that can address the needs."


The sheriffs department also plans to hold train-
ing sessions for law enforcement and emergency per-
sonnel and those who work with seniors on identifying
and addressing problems, said Morris, and enhancing
the quality of life for seniors. Another facet of the pro-
gram is to hold town meetings throughout the county.
"It takes more personnel and funding to have a
successful program," noted Morris. "We are talking to
local business sponsors and will pursue grant funds."
Another component of the program is the S.A.L.T.
(Seniors And Lawmen Together) Council which will
serve as Triad's advisory/advocacy council. The coun-
cil will identify and participate in community activities


focusing on the crime-related needs of seniors.
These activities include crime prevention pro-
grams, information on how to avoid victimization,
home security information, personal safety tips, infor-
mation on current frauds and scams, elder abuse pre-
vention, reassurance programs, victim assistance and
training in coping with solicitors and salesmen.
'The Neighborhood Watch Coalition will become the
S.A.L.T. Council," said Morris. "The coalition is made up
of representatives of all county Neighborhood Watches.
The first work session of the S.A.L.T. Council is
scheduled for 10 a.m. on April 11 at the sheriff s com-
munity center in the DeSoto Square Mall.


Innocent plea entered by former Holmes Beach officer


Charles Anderson, 36, of Bradenton, entered a
plea of innocent at a Friday arraignment on charges
of leaving the scene of an accident with injury and
obstructing an officer without violence.
Charges were filed by the State Attorney's Of-
fice in March. The charges are the result of a Christ-


mas night motorcycle accident in which Anderson
lost control of his motorcycle. The accident left
Anderson's passenger, Roxanne Winstead, with a
broken arm and injured vertebrae.
Anderson, a former Holmes Beach Officer, re-
signed after the incident A jury trial is set for July.


Mary in the red truck ... delivers!


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
What's black and white and red all over?
On any Wednesday, that would be Mary
Stockmaster of Holmes Beach, cruising the resi-
dential streets-of the Island in her glossy red Chevy
Regency pickup, getting all the news out that The
Islander Bystander prints.
"Say, Ma," goes one half of a north end couple,
"is that the little red truck I hear coming with our
paper?"
A little bit better of hearing, Ma's already out
in the driveway, waiting for Mary to come 'round
the bend.
"I get so many waves and thumbs up," says
Mary. "The friendly Island people are one of the
perks of the job."

April Fool's landmark
The job is the weekly rolling, bagging and dis-
tribution of 3,200 copies of The Islander Bystander
for home delivery.
April marks Mary's two-year anniversary on
the job. She's seen the route grow from 1,500 cop-
ies. At the current pace, that's rolling some 166,400
papers a year. No joke.
An April Fool's joke helps Mary remember
when she started with the paper. When she was the
newest gal on The Islander staff, some family
members called to complain that they hadn't re-
ceived their paper yet.
"I I'm new," Mary stammered. "I'll be right
over."
She didn't really have to go out again, but
that's how dedicated Mary is, to this day. She'd be
right over.
In all 104 issues during Mary's stint, she's only
missed deliveries one week. A well-earned vaca-


Mary Stockmaster celebrates two years with The
Islander Bystander. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.

tion, notes her publisher-slash-boss, the very same per-
son who commissioned this tribute to Anniversary
Mary.
"I love my boss," says Mary. "I love my job. I love
the paper. I read it straight through every week. Often
twice. It's the best little paper around!"


Mary makes no extra pay for her comments.
That's just how she really is. Attractive, fun-loving,
hard-working and enthusiastic.
Her well-lighted, cheerful home is an indication
of Mary's upbeat attitude. With her husband of 16
years, Dave, and 10-year-old son, Zachary, Mary
thoroughly enjoys Island living. With her immedi-
ate and extended family, she loves beaching, boat-
ing and fishing.
"We always knew we wanted to be right here,"
Mary says. "We're here for life!"

Working gal's life
Mary says she's "never been an office person."
Her work career has run the gamut, from being a
forklift driver at age 17, to interior painting at the
Holiday Inn Airport-Marina.
Her work life today is the full day she puts in ev-
ery Wednesday for The Islander Bystander. "And it
is a full day," she admits.
The rolling and bagging, down in her well-or-
dered garage, takes five hours. Then she's on the
road for another three or four. Mary's currently as-
sisted by Twyla and Tom Brooks. Twyla helps with
the bagging; Tom rides and tosses.
"When I first started," says Mary, "I'd be just
exhausted by the end of the route. Today, I've got
it down and by evening I'm really cheery."
Talk radio's the thing for Mary when out on the
road. Bob Lassiter, AM 620. "Boy does he keep us
laughing," says Mary.
"This isn't a job for everyone," Anniversary
Mary offers. "But for me, well, I just love it."
And by the time The Islander Bystander read-
ers have gotten this far in the story, Mary's home
with her family again, watching the sunset, eating
the ritual Wednesday night pizza.
Thanks, Mary. You really do deliver.


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B[ PAGE 6 0 APRIL 6, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria ostrich?
History repeats itself- often.
It was like deja vu all over again last week.
Some commissioners expressed a desire to re-hire
Zimmerman late in the week but when it came down
to the wire on Tuesday, the previous week's firecracker
went over like a dud.
Anna Maria City Commissioners ignored public
sentiment and glazed over recommendations from
builders and contractors to re-hire former public works
director Bill Zimmerman.
It seems a shame to lose a good employee as a re-
sult of communication problems between a new mayor
and commission members.
What happened to plans and proposals from indi-
vidual commission members to resurrect Zimmerman
over the weekend?
No one's talking. Again. Unless of course there's
a conversation going on amongst the ostrich heads in
those holes in the sand.

Jobs for fishers?
Problem: Marker 48, alongside Cortez just south of
the Cortez Bridge in the Intracoastal Waterway, is a
trouble spot. Serious shoaling around the marker has
experienced boaters scratching their heads, trying to
decide to go left or right around the navigational aid.
It was replaced last week after what could have
been a serious accident that knocked out the stationary
marker altogether.
What used to be a tiny, insignificant island in the bay
was lost years ago. Mother nature wants to return the area
to its former status and, at low tide, her progress is more
and more apparent.
Solution: Cortez guide service. As a navigational aid
for shoaled channels and waterways throughout our area,
knowledgeable Cortez fishermen, out of work on July 1
due to the recent passage of a bill prohibiting net fishing
in waters within three miles of shore, could be commis-
sioned and positioned near troubled areas to guide unwit-
ting boaters safely on their meandering way.
Their flat-bottom, tunnel-hull mullet boats can act
as navigation stations in even the most shallow water
and fishers will be able to supplement state financial
assistance with sales of bait and maps.
Who better to act on behalf of sport fishermen,
saving their boats and their lives from the dangers of
navigation than the Cortez commercial fishermen put
out of work by the very amendment sport fishermen
fought so hard to pass.
Just kidding but who has a better idea for retrain-
ing fourth- and fifth-generation commercial fishermen and
providing jobs in keeping with their heritage?

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Duped, or not
Is there a problem with decorum and respect at
Holmes Beach council meetings. You bet there is!
I applaud your "Opinion" stating such in your
March 23 issue. The recent altercation is one of many
in the council which you've reported. But, wait a
minute. Isn't this the same Islander Bystander which
endorsed three candidates in its March 9 issue, two of
them being incumbents? Upon generalities, the paper's
opinion is its own.
However, as the communities' newspaper of
record, you indicated in your March 9 issue "it is our
business and our responsibility to inform the voters
based on our first-hand knowledge of the candidates."
If your paper has such a strong opinion on the lack of
decorum and respect among council members, then why
was this opinion not brought to face prior to the election?
Why didn't you inform the voters of this "first-
hand" knowledge.? Why did you endorse two candi-
dates for re-election and within two weeks denounce
council members you so recently endorsed?
Your endorsement added fuel to an already hot fire!
In the future, let's not burn our candles at both
ends! Looks like we were duped again.
Lisa Sprentall, Holmes Beach
Publisher's note: The lack of decorum at Holmes
Beach City Council meetings and the resulting criticism
from The Islander Bystander was directed at one particu-
lar commissioner who was not up for re-election this year,
Carol Whitmore, and the previous council chairperson
who retired from office with this election. We suggested
there would be little change as to how meetings were run
- even in spite of the election unless a parliamentar-
ian was elected as council chairperson. The intended im-
plication was that Whitmore would not make a suitable
chairperson. We apologize for any misunderstanding and
feel confident in relying on Councilman (now Council
Chairman) Luke Courtney to accomplish the task of main-
taining order.

Don't bite hand that feeds you
Paul Roat's article "Native Survival: a guide for 'the
season'" was obviously written tongue-in-cheek. How-
ever, his tongue slipped out from between his lips to de-


grade the tourists and winter residents who support this
community.
I suggest Paul keep his tongue in his mouth so that
he doesn't bite it off. Remember, it is the tourists and
winter residents who support local businesses.
Darcy Migliore, executive director,
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Publisher's note: Reaction to "Native Season"
was mixed. Most Island residents with an opinion said
they found the article humorous while some visitors ex-
pressed distaste. We apologize if the article, intended
as humorous satire, offended anyone. And for the cu-
rious, Roat is a native born in Manatee County and
raised in Bradenton Beach.

Pier Regular doing fine
This letter is to all the "Pier Regulars" and other
friends of Roy "Sparky" Adams of Bristol, Ind.
My dad is going well after his heart attack and stroke.
Dad was unable to return to Spring Street, Anna Maria,
and the gang on the pier, but is recovering. He misses the
fishing at the pier and most of all, the stories he told or
heard from all of you at his favorite post.
Pauline, Sparky's wife, is also doing well and
wants all of her friends to know she misses them and
that both of them would love to hear from their friends.
Friends can write: Mr. and Mrs. Leroy "Sparky"
Adams, 52918 Helen Rd., Bristol, IN 46507.
John and Donna Adams, Holmes Beach
Thanks to all for Bradenton
Beach beautification help
I would like to thank Chief Andy Price and the
members of the fire company for their fine cooperation
given in the tree planting and watering project in and
for the City of Bradenton Beach.
The donation of the 40 trees by the Kiwanis
Club, along with the 12 volunteer workers who
planted them and Chief Price's efforts to water them
are very much appreciated.
Thank you all for your help in making Bradenton
Beach a better place to live.
Richard Suhre, vice mayor, Bradenton Beach
For more of Your Opinions, see page 8


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THOSE WERE THE FAYS
Part 2, The Conquistadors
by June Alder


Juan Ponce de Leon,
who may have stopped
off at Anna Maria
Island in 1521.


DID HE OR DIDN'T HE?


Toward the end of his life an embit-
tered Christopher Columbus feeling
shunted by a crowd of discoverers sail-
ing his seas, landing in his islands and
stealing his future discoveries wrote:
"They all made fun of my plan then;
now even tailors wish to discover."
One in this "crowd" was Juan Ponce
de Leon, who had accompanied Colum-
bus on his second voyage to the New
World in 1493. He went on to conquer
San Juan (Puerto Rico) was appointed
its governor. But Columbus's son Diego
deposed him.
Nothing daunted, in 1512 Ponce
asked for and received from King
Ferdinand a three-year "patent" to settle
Bimini (or Bininy), an island to the
north he had heard about. It was irm
mensely wealthy, the Indians said.
Antonio de Herrera's history of
Juan Ponce's expedition records that he
set sail from Puerto Rico on the after-
noon of March 3, 1513. His pilot was
none other than Anton de Alaminos,
Columbus's guide on his second voyage
and reputedly the best pilot in the Indies.
De Alaminos steered the three ships -
the Santiago, the Santa Maria de la
Consolacion and the San Cristobal up
the east coast of what was thought to be
a huge island. If this was Bimini, it was
a disappointment to Juan Ponce. It was
flat and swampy though verdant.
Oh well, make the best of it, Ponce
thought. So at a spot near what is now
Cape Canaveral, he splashed ashore and
planted a cross on the beach, ceremoni-
ally taking possession of the land for his
King.
It was Easter Holy Week, time of
the Feast of Flowers. So Ponce named
the land La Florida. He did a bit more
exploration among the Florida Keys,
then went home.
Ponce spent the next eight years tak-
ing care of the King's business, like sub-
duing the feisty Carib Indians and occu-
pying Trinidad.
Then in February 1521 Ponce
wrote to Emperor Charles V (succes-
sor to Ferdinand) stating his intention
to establish a colony on La Florida and
do some more exploration. He left
Puerto Rico within the month with two
ships loaded up with colonists. They
included farmers, tradesmen, soldiers
and Catholic priests. And horses,
cattle, sheep and swine.


Where would this new settlement
be?
We've gotten to the nitty gritty
now. The truth is historians haven't
agreed on the truth of the matter. Two
places have long vied for the honor of
being founded by Ponce de Leon:
Charlotte Harbor and our very own lo-
cality at the bottom of Tampa Bay.
Jack Leffingwell, a lifelong student
of Florida history who grew up in
Bradenton in the 1880s and lived for
years in Bradenton Beach, maintained
that either Shaw's Point (beSoto Na-
tional Monument) or Perico Island was
Ponce's stopping place. Jack used to
write using capital letters that it
was not St. Augustine but Bradenton
that deserved the title of OLDEST
CITY IN THE UNITED STATES.
At any rate, somewhere along the
Gulf Coast space was cleared for a
town and houses were built. But the
Indians didn't want to see their
neighborhood go to pot, so they
chased the colonists off. There was a
skirmish on a nearby small island
(Egmont Key?) in which one of
Ponce's men was felled by an arrow.
He was probably the first European
killed in combat within the bound-
aries of what is now the United
States.
Ponce got his people safely to
Cuba. But that's as far as he got. He
had been wounded in the thigh in the
Indian fight. The wound festered and
he died of it in Puerto Principe, Cuba,
in July 1521. He was never to know the
magnitude of his discovery.
You may have noticed I've made
no mention of the old medieval Foun-
tain of Youth legend. That's because
there's no solid evidence that Ponce
believed in it. What he was motivated
by was glory and gold just like all
the other Conquistadors.
And that wealthy island of Bimini?
There was no such thing or maybe
the Indians were referring to the
Yucatan which later would indeed en-
rich Spain. Of course, the tiny island of
Bimini that cruise ships visit these days
has nothing at all to do with Juan Ponce
de Leon.

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FASHION


SCE


TS:


thoughts of a model, or the importance of smiling


By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
It's the smell of new clothes, perfume and excite-
ment
It's the sound of rustling fabrics and last-minute
calls for makeup and hair. It's the murmurs from the
audience, rich with anticipation.
The microphone makes the announcer's voice
sound tiny as he struggles to be heard over the hypnotic
beat of music and the calls of stagehands and fashion
reporters.
It's blinding stage lights and swirls of colors and
the irridescent flash of camera bulbs.
It's fashion scents. (Not to be confused with fash-
ion sense.) It's fashion sounds and fashion sights.
It's a fashion show!
I have just been given the chance to star in a fash-
ion show at school. Although I've never modeled be-
fore, this is fairly low-key and it's going to be rich with
excitement and fun.
I realize most fashion shows aren't held in the King
Middle School gymnasium after school, with the locker
rooms designated as dressing rooms, but for me, this


Cartoon not funny to
Anna Marians
It is more important than ever that residents and
especially the voters become knowledgeable about
the administration of city business.
We need to get to know those whom we have
elected to office. We can do this by attending com-
mission meetings. We can then form our own opin-
ions and not be dependent upon hearsay and gossip.
It is expected that newspapers will base their
reporting upon facts and not stoop to attempts to
influence their readers by resorting to hearsay and
biased opinion. A good example of what I am allud-
ing to is the cartoon on the Focus page of the other
Island paper published March 29.
Those of us who have lived here for a while
caught the message. It inferences were clear, ex-
tremely unfair, negative, division and mean-spirited.
There is an odor of big city dirty politics which is
most unbecoming to the village of Anna Maria.
When employed by big city politicians, it usually
means that someone is seeking power and intends to
get it no matter who gets hurt. It causes us to won-
der who is standing in the wings here.
It has long been understood that a community
newspaper is in a position to provide leadership. We
expect high standards of civility. It behooves all of
us to remember that it is the pacemakers who are
blessed, not those who sow the seeds of rancor and
hateful divisiveness.
Lucy Larzelere, Anna Maria City

Males versus McChesney
is malfeasance
Male chauvinism is interfering with democracy
in the City of Anna Maria. It has been clearly mani-
fested both before and after the resignation of the
public works director.
Reports in three different newspapers written by
three different men all confused rather than clarified
the facts. Misinformed reporting in all cases gave
the impression that blame is to be shared by our re-
cently elected Mayor Dottie McChesney. Nothing
could be further from the truth.
I have listened to the tape and spoken with sev-
eral of those present at the special meeting held
March 17 to evaluate the public works director. He
tendered his resignation before the evaluation.. This
was a surprise to the mayor. It was addressed to the
city clerk instead of the mayor. Mayor McChesney
did not ask for his resignation. The simple fact is
that he would not accept her authority.
SThe real threat, however, comes from Commis-
sioner Doug Wolfe who displayed anger, hatred and
rage in his violent outburst at the meeting. Dottie


may as well be Paris.
I'm venturing onto the runway for the first time.
When I emerge from the dim dressing room full of
frantic models and dressers into an immense, brightly
lit room, I won't be thinking of where I really am. At
the moment I walk out to cheers from my classmates,
I'm sure my head will be in the clouds.
The weeks before my fashion show are filled with
"shopping." Three stores very generously agree to lend
us clothes for the two-part show (casual wear and for-
mal wear.)
Ten pairs of models will spend the two weeks prior
to the debut in a frenzy, rushing from store to store,
getting fitted for tuxedos (guys) and selecting dresses
(gals.) Once I find a very funky tie-dyed dress and a
floor-length white gown all I have left to do is worry.
And worry I do probably until five minutes be-
fore the show. Then I panic. But I don't have time to
freak and back out. I'm going on now!
I smile and step in front of the audience. Wow.
There must be 300 people out there! I see my friends
in the back corer. Hey, they're holding up numbers to
rate me! And that rat Brittany only gave me a 9.9!


and others were fearful that he was going to inflict
bodily harm on her. Wolfe seems bent on fulfilling
his prediction that Dottie's election as mayor, "will
be a disaster for the city."
This is sex discrimination pure and simple. His
war against this refined lady constitutes malfea-
sance in office. Malfeasance means "wrong doing
or misconduct by a public official."
The cartoon in the Dolphin, March 29, was in
poor taste and only confirms that poor journalism
has contributed to Mayor McChesney's injury.
Even though Dottie has been badly abused, she
is still the same good, capable, problem-solver who
the people elected to office just a few short weeks
ago. Good citizens as well as the press should as-
sure her of support. She is not a career politician.
Her work is important to the future of our commu-
nity. Dottie is worthy of dignity and respect.
Peace can only come to city hall when the war
against democracy and its processes is stopped.
Bill Worth, Anna Maria City

Players' theater and
production are jewels
My wife and I had a most pleasant experience
last evening. We attended the Island Players' pro-
duction, "Other People's Money."
The theater is a jewel as there are no bad seats
and the performance was very well done.
Ruth and I have attended many summer barn
theater productions in Michigan. We were also
active in the English-speaking "Santiago Stage"
when I worked in Santiago, Chile.
We get to Anna Maria Island once a year and
certainly hope to be able to see another production.
Ted Kendall, Galva, Ill.


Temps

& Drops

on A.M.I.


Date Low High
March 26 66 86
March 27 65 87
March 28 68 85
March 29 68 85
March 30 68 86
March 31 67 84
April 1 68 78
Average Gulf Water Temperature


Rainfall
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Oops. I better pay attention to where I'm going.
Okay, smile. Slow down. Meet my partner in the
middle of the room. Keep smiling. Walk towards the
audience. Keep smiling. Hey this is really fun! I just
gotta remember to keep smiling.
On April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center you can attend a fashion
show to benefit the Anna Maria Elementary School
Library Book Fund.
Keep smiling. Ann DeBellevue and Susan Thomas
are chairing the show and local island shops will pro-
vide fashions.
Keep smiling. There will be refreshments.
Keep smiling. Maybe I could model there too nah.
I'm taller than all the elementary school students
who are going to be in it.
Keep smiling. Elementary School Principal James
Kronus is providing the commentary.
Keep smiling. Maybe he needs help.
Keep smiling. I'll offer but if I'm not needed, I
better buy a ticket at the elementary school.
Keep smiling. OK, my back is to the audience. I
can stop smiling now. Uh oh. I think my face is stuck.


Buck O'Neil

steals home
By Bob Ardren
"Baseball is where memory gathers,
And unlike any other game;
The defense holds the ball.
There is no clock.
The ball doesn't score,
The man does.
And to score,
The man comes home.
Home.
Home is the center ofeverything."
Ken Burns, describing baseball.
The truth is John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil didn't re-
ally steal home to Sarasota as he had so many times
before.
His arrival and stay in Sarasota last month was a tri-
umph a loud triumph for simple right, good, decency
and all the other things we claim to believe in every day.
Buck is a native son never appreciated, or even
noticed in Sarasota, until his saintliness was revealed
to all during the television documentary "Baseball." A
saintliness revealed over and over, especially when he
asked all present that rainy morning at the Sarasota
baseball fields to join hands and sing with him, "The
greatest thing in all my life is loving you."
"This is a man who has changed my life by his
positive example," producer/director/writer Burns told
Sarasotans. "We've learned to say no but we've
forgotten how to say yes. You're saying yes here today
to a man who has quietly said yes all his life. He's a
hero, my hero, Buck O'Neil."
The discovery of Buck O'Neil was a chance for
Sarasota to right an old wrong, and Sarasota did that.
Dozens came to the dedication of the Buck O'Neil Base-
ball Complex. Hundreds came to a luncheon in his honor.
Thousands came to his one-man high school graduation.
The truth is, however, the whole series of ceremo-
nies, meals, visits and lectures was about more than
Buck O'Neil. It was really about the history of baseball.
And more.
"Baseball is a story of race," Burns said.
A dozen or more elderly black men, veterans of the
Negro League and none of them nearly as famous as Buck
O'Neil, also gathered in Sarasota for the ceremonies. Like
Buck, they basked in the glow of having people white
people remember their deeds and their day.
Buck put it well, at his graduation from Sarasota
High School. Sixty nine years late.
"One of the things that makes me feel best is know-
ing that the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of
the very people who denied me high school as a child
are the very people here today.
"So things do get better." And he meant that for all
of us.
Buck O'Neil needn't ever steal home again.
Buck was safe at home.


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Holy Week and Easter worship services


The Island churches will offer the following wor-
ship services during Holy Week, from Palm Sunday,
April 9, through Easter Sunday, April 16.
In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Is-
land will present its 31st annual Easter Sunrise Service
at 6:30 am. Easter Sunday, April 16, at the Manatee
County Public Beach pavilion at the west end of Mana-
tee Avenue in Holmes Beach.
The Rev. Frank W. Hutchison of Roser Memorial
Community Church will deliver the Easter message.
Bob LoPiccolo, Cecelia and Jim Meena, and Norm
McKelvey will participate in the music offerings. A
collection to support all seven Island churches will be
taken. Those attending are asked to bring their own
seats or blankets.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St, Bradenton Beach, 753-1543. Palm Sunday:
Worship, 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday: Supper 6 p.m.
followed by Communion Service. Easter Sunday:
Worship, 10:30 am.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr.,
Holmes Beach, 778-4769. Palm Sunday: 8,9:30 and 11
a.m. Mass. Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30
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and 11 a.m. Mass. Holy Week Confessions: Mon.,
Tues., 9 am.; Wed., 9:30 am.; Thurs., Fri., Sat, 4 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-1638. Palm Sunday: Liturgy
of the Palms and Holy Eucharist, 7:30,9 and 11 a.m. Holy
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Holy Eucharist, 10 am.
Maundy Thursday: Prayer Group, 9 am.; Holy Eucharist
with Holy Unction, 9:30 am.; Foot Washing, Holy Eucha-
rist and Stripping of the Altar, 7:30 p.m.; Prayer Vigil at
the Altar of the Repose, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 am. Good
Friday: Prayer Vigil, 6 am. to noon; Mass of the Pre-Sanc-
tified and Solemn Collects, noon; Stations of the Cross, 1
p.m. Easter Eve: The Great Vigil of Easter, 8 p.m. Easter
Sunday: Festive Celebrations of the Holy Eucharist, 7, 9
and 11 am.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6300 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-4266. Palm Sunday: Service,
10:30 am. Wednesday meeting, 7:30 p.m. Easter Sun-
day: Service,10:30 am.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, 778-1813. Palm Sunday: Palm Proces-
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and 7:15 p.m. Easter Sunday: Holy Communion, 8
a.m.; Holy Communion and Choral Feast, 10:30 a.m.
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna
Maria, 778-0719. Palm Sunday: Worship Services,
8:30 and 10:55 am.; Palm Sunday and Easter Cantata
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8:30 and 10:55 am.
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Services, 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. Good Friday: Worship
Service, noon. Saturday: Seaside Service, 5 p.m. Eas-
ter Sunday: Worship Services, 8:45 and 10:45 am.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key, 383-6481. Palm Sunday: Special
services with children's and chapel choirs plus brass
quartet from Riverview High School, 9 and 11 a.m.
Thu rsday: Holy Communion, Sarita Roche soloist, 7
p.m.; Friday: Chapel choir with violinist Joe Roche and
Jim Marsh, baritone, noon; Easter Sunday: Worship
Services, 9 and 11 a.m with children's choir, chapel
choir, handbells and string quartet.
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217Pie veAna Mri 79-78


Art Gallery
Exhibiting
Extensive Collections
by the Most Talented
Florida Artists.
Painting, Sculpture
Three-Dimensional
Art, Glass and Pottery.


Hunt for
eggs at
Island
Foods
The Easter bunny will
make its first appear-
ance of the season at 8
a.m. Saturday, April 8,
at Island Foods'
annual Easter egg
hunt for children 12
and under. The store
is located at 3900 E.
Bay Dr., Holmes
Beach. For informa-
tion, call 778-4100.
Pictured is a view of
some of the fun that
last year's partici-
pants had.















Bridge Stree

for Api
Plans are progressing for a festival on Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach April 22-23.
Sponsored by the Bradenton Beach Downtown
Business Association, the fun begins at 11 a.m.
both days. Featured in the festivities will be an arts
and crafts show, food, live entertainment, sand
castle contests, kite shows, a children's fun park
and a treasure hunt.
There will even be a mock battle between the
Privateers and the DeSoto Conquistadors at 1 p.m.
April 23.
The festival is free of charge. Organizers meet


t fest planned

ril 22-23
every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Key West Willy'is 107
Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Vendor applications
are still being accepted, and for information call
Darnell Martin, 778-3565.
"This family oriented festival will attract people to
our downtown area and introduce them to our newly
revitalized Bridge Street," Bradenton Beach City
Councilman John Kaufmann said. "The Bradenton
Beach Festival will continue a time-honored tradition
of promoting family values through our business
people.
"Welcome to one and all!"


SAM goes afloat to save bridge
Save Anna Maria, Inc., Secretary Joy Courtney, left, and President Melody Kramer show all on board the
Miss Cortez the grand raffle prize, a serigraph donated by Cortez artist Linda Molto, during SAM's
fundraising cruise held early this month. SAM raised approximately $1,700for the organization's legal fund
by selling 120 tickets for a three-hour cruise, food, live entertainment and raffle. SAM needs only $11,000
more to reach its $30,000 goal to pay legal fees to fight the construction of the 65-foot, fixed-span bridge at
Manatee Avenue, said Courtney. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Marcella Kissick


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Grab bite at Crabby's, help
Anna Maria School
Planning to go out to eat next week? Take the fam-
ily to Crabby Bill's Restaurant in Holmes Beach and
earn funds for the Anna Maria Elementary School PTO
at the same time.
The restaurant will donate 10% of its total net sales
on all meals served to patrons from Monday, April 10,
through Sunday, April 16, who identify themselves as
"Friends of Anna Maria Elementary."

Fashions for library funds
Anna Maria Elementary School Library Commit-
tee is hosting a fashion show to raise funds to purchase
books for the school's library.
The show will be held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Anna Maria City, from 1 to 3 p.m.
on Saturday, April 8. It will feature students, teachers,
parents and friends as models.
Tickets are on sale Monday through Friday morn-
ing in the school's cafeteria from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Tickets cost $5 for adults (one child admitted free with
adult ticket) and $1 for children.

Girls' pizza party Thursday
kicks off program
A kick-off party for a new girls' program at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center will be held
Thursday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the center.
All girls in grades 6 through 8 are welcome to at-
tend and encouraged to bring a friend.
Library friends hold last
lecture of the season
The Friends of the Island Library invite the pub-
lic to attend the last of the Focus on Florida program
series on Tuesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in the library's
Walker-Swift Meeting Room.
Clare Braux, author of "Medusa and Her Sisters,"
will be the featured speaker.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach. For information call 778-6341.

Offstage Ladies to meet
The Off Stage Ladies, a support group for the Island
Players, will meet on Wednesday, April 12, at the
Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Rd., Palmetto.
Unique floral arrangements by Josey's Posey's will
complete the program for the luncheon that starts at
noon.
Reservations need to be made by calling Val
Rieker at 778-5680 or Mary Bracey at 778-1850.
Membership inquires can be made by call Dor-
othy Simches, president, at 778-2618.


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Personable painter discovers
art of teaching
Prominent Holmes Beach watercolorist Barbara
Singer has added a new realm to her artistic
accomplishments this year: teaching through the
Island Artists Guild. Some of Singer's work, and
the watercolor work of Islander Anne Abgott will
be on display at the Island Branch Library through
the month ofApril. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.

Forever Young to meet
The Anna Maria Island Forever Young group will
meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., on Monday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m.
After refreshments, John Waltz will present a
magic and comedy show.
All seniors and retirees are invited to attend and
bring a friend.
Yoga at AMI center
Yoga classes are held weekly at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, Anna Maria City, on Tues-
days from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Both men and women are welcome at beginner
and intermediate levels.
Classes included gentle Yoga stretches, breathing
exercises, postures and relaxation meditation.
For information call Dolce at 778-2081 or the
center at 778-1908.


President holds fashionable court
The Key Royale Women's Association's recent meeting included a spring fashion show featuring eight
stunning members as models. After adjournment, the ladies agreed to pose again, providing their leader
presided. Sitting, left to right, are Nell Bergstrom, Jean Tourt, Association President Fran Wilhelm and
Gloria Bell. Standing,'from left, are Bettylee Marquis, Teddy Cecere, Dort McMillan, Edie Bauer and Marge
Jacquin. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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Island church hosts
Church Women United
Church Women United in Manatee County will
meet Friday, April 7, at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach.
A coffee at 9:30 a.m. will precede the 10 a.m.
meeting.
The program will include a speaker from the Sal-
vation Army.
All women are invited to attend.


AAUW accepting
scholarship applications
The American Association of University Women,
Bradenton Branch, is accepting applications for 1995-
96 college scholarship awards.
An applicant must be 25 years or older; be a legal
resident of Manatee or Sarasota county for at least one
year; have completed at least 48 hours toward a B.A.
or B.S. degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree
program. In addition, applicants must be accepted at an
accredited Florida college or university; have earned at
least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average; and dem-
onstrate financial need.
Full scholarship aid will be at least $750 per year
for nine college credits or more per semester. Scholar-
ships will be at least $325 per year for part-time stu-
dents taking six to eight hours per semester.
Interested, qualified persons can obtain applica-
tions materials by writing the Scholarship Committee,
AAUW, Bradenton Beach, P.O. Box 14099,
Bradenton, FL 34280.
Applications deadline is June 1, 1995.


Thumbs up or
S. thumbs down
The Artists Guild ofAnna
Maria Island invites the

.-...... _J and vote for his or her
favorite work of art during
the guild's annual "You Be
WA; *PThe Judge" exhibition. The
exhibition includes has more
than 40 entries and will run
through April 22. Helen
V. bDeForge, Jean Carlson,
Snoopy Gates, Genny Alban
and Zoe Van Averkamp are
just afew of the Island artists
whose work are vying for
votes. The guild's gallery is
located in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Courtesy the
Artists Guild


Needs assessment completed;

presentation set for April 12


Analysis of data from the Island Needs Assess-
ment is currently being compiled and results will be
presented to the Needs Assessment Task Force on
April 12.
Dr. Frances Smith-Williams, study director, re-
ported that there were 230 completed surveys or three


percent of the Island's seasonal population surveyed by
random sample.
The task force will analyze the results and report
to the study's sponsor, the Anna Maria Island
CommunityCenter/ A statistical report for each Island
city will be prepared for the Center.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 6, 1995 [ PAGE 13 Gli


Frieda Goettmann
Frieda Goettman, 83, of Bradenton, died
March 26.
She was born in Eberstadt, Germany, and
moved to Manatee County 16 years ago from
Grand Rapids, Mich. She was a homemaker. She
was the only survivor of the Jewish community of
Eberstadt during World War II and a survivor of
Theresienstadt concentration camp. She was Jew-
ish.
She is survived by her husband, Ludwig; a
daughter, RenatePiko of Bradenton Beach; and
two grandchildren, Dr. Cynthia Piko-Marilley
and Dr. James Piko, both of Dearborn, Mich.
Private services were held at the Chapel of
Peace at Mansion Memorial Park. Manasota Me-
morial Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
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Officials cut ribbon for The Workout Center
A large cast stood front and center March 31 for the formal grand opening of The Workout Center at 3328 E. Bay
Dr., Holmes Beach. Sharing in the festivities, from left, were Administrative Manager Barbara Burgess, massage
therapist Nadia Tryciecky-Esterbrook, Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Tom Nelson, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger, owner Lois Norman, manager Ed Trayers, Chamber Executive Director Darcy Lee Marquis
Migliore, and realtor Dolly Young. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Lenerise and Terrell to wed
Richard Lenerise of Holmes Beach and Carol
en here since a lad, Daniel of Anna Maria announce the engagement of
orst we've ever had. their daughter, Kristen Shawn Lenerise of Bradenton,
most folks out for a arkto Craig A. Terrell of Bradenton. He is the son of
most folks cut ribbon for The Workout Center





'clae there is no place to park. Charles A. and Margaret H. Terrell of Holmes Beach.
., Holes Beh. Shing in thee eThe couple will wed in May at St. Bernard Catho-
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never walked be fore,Terrell of Bradenton. He is the son of
heir goodies from the grocery store. H. Terrell of Holmes Beach.
never walked before, School. She is employed at the Sandbar.
Sg f t The bridegroom-elect is a 1987 graduate of Santa
; and piles up day after day,
and piles up day after day, Fe High School in Lakeland and is attending the Uni-
ill slowly sink into the bay. .
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at Alligator's Sports Bar.


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The Island Poet
I talked to an old timer who has be
Who says the Island traffic is the
The traffic just creeps along with i
Who simply have to keep moving
And if you want to visit with folks
You better leave your car at home
And some folks are walking who
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Take the Island home, for yourself or a friend
Jina Crowder, left, and Cyndi Crowder Dunn of Crowder Bros. Hardware have turned their business sense into a
unique way to own the Island Designed by the enterprising women, this 50- by 65-inch double layer cotton throw
features the Anna Maria City Pier and Island sea life and vegetation on a natural background in your choice of
cranberry, sage or navy artwork. "Anna Maria Island was the perfect choice for our idea," says Jina. The custom
afghan is available at all Crowder Bros. stores. The Holmes Beach Crowders will hold a drawing for a free Anna
Maria throw on April 17. Registration ends on the 15th. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Historic dedication
Islander Gib Bergquist, background presided over
dedication ceremonies last week for the Bat Fogarty
Boat Shop at the Manatee Village Historical Park in
Bradenton. Volunteer (and former Lt. Governor of
Wisconsin) Warren Johnson spoke of the painstaking
means of restoring the building, machinery and tools
and the appreciation for our heritage. Islander
Photo: David Clough


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Island Little league
schedule
Major League games
Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m., D. Coy Ducks vs. Haley's
Motel
Friday, April 7, 4:45 p.m., Kiwanis vs. Westbay Ath-
letic Club
Monday, April 10, 7 p.m., D. Coy Ducks vs. Haley's
Motel
Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m., Kiwanis vs. Anna Maria
Fire District
Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m., Westbay Athletic Club
vs. D. Coy Ducks
Minor League games
Thursday, April 6, 4:45 p.m., Quality Builders vs.
Uncle Dan's Place


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Saturday, April 8, 12:30 p.m., Bali-Hai vs. Jim Boast
Dodge
Saturday, April 8, 2:45 p.m., Tip of the Island vs. Betsy
Hills
Monday, April 10, 4:45 p.m., Betsy Hills vs. Quality
Builders
Tuesday, April 11, 4:45 p.m., Bali-Hai vs. Tip of the
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Wednesday, April 12, 4:45 p.m., Jim Boast Dodge vs.
Uncle Dan's Place
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Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m., Beach House Restaurant vs.
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Usable vision is a wish come true


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
When Estelle Roberts of Holmes Beach was 18
years old, she attended a small carnival in her Michi-
gan hometown of Alpena. The gaiety turned to tragedy
when a ferris-wheel belt snapped, acting as a lance.
Roberts was hospitalized for a year. The belt
caused permanent damage to her right eye, possibly
exploding the eyeball, and she has been blind in that
eye ever since.
That accident was 64 years ago. Today, thanks to
the willingness and skill of a Bradenton ophthalmolo-
gist, Roberts has usable vision in her right eye.
In all those 64 years, at least 30 doctors told Rob-
erts there was nothing to be done. She and her husband,
Vic, resigned themselves to her semi-blind condition.
But, as humble hard-working folks like the Roberts
will certify, where there's a will, there's definitely a way.

No promises
This past January, Vic went to see Dr. Jonathan A.
Adler for his cataract condition. Adler was also asked
to examine the cataract in Estelle's left eye. An inspec-
tion of the blinded right eye prompted Adler to offer
Estelle a glimmer of hope.
"He didn't promise us anything," says Estelle. "He
just thought he could take that cataract off in my blind
eye so I could maybe see something."
Vic's cataract surgery was successful and then it
was Estelle's turn. On March 14, in an hour-and-40-
minute procedure, Estelle underwent surgery at the
Manatee Eye Clinic for removal of what Adler calls a
"traumatic cataract."
The Robertses have the cataract in a vial at their
home. In an estimated 2,500 surgeries, Adler says "it's
the biggest cataract I've ever removed. It's unbeliev-
able!"
"Look at this!" says Vie, never-minding Estelle's
shushing. "This is what he took out of her eye. It's a
quarter-inch in diameter and one-sixteenth of an inch
thick."


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Seeing eye to eye
Vic and Estelle Roberts have another chance to see eye to eye thanks to a miraculous surgery. Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn


One finger, two fingers
On March 15, after 24 hours of anticipation and
post-surgery discomfort, the aluminum cover was re-
moved from Estelle's eye.
Vic can hardly contain his excitement, even weeks
later. "The nurse held up one finger; Estelle could see
it! Then two fingers. And then she could even see the
nurse's face!"
A March 23 examination by Adler revealed steady
progress. Estelle is still in pain and surgical stitches are
yet to dissolve. But the partial vision, what Adler calls
"usable vision more peripheral vision," remains and
should remain. For the first time in 64 years, Estelle has
sight from both eyes.


'So happy'
Estelle offers that she doesn't "show emotions
much."
"Yeah," Vic grins. After nearly 61 years of mar-
riage, Vic knows Estelle's ways. "The rest of us are
more enthused than she is."
Estelle needs no help whatsoever in describing Dr.
Adler. "He's the best doctor there ever was. I'm so grate-
ful. I really praise him." She's already referred two friends.
Still in pain from the eye surgery and from a spine
operation two years ago, Estelle rests in her favorite arm-
chair. "I'm so happy," she says. "I always said I'd like to
see out of both of my eyes before I die. I'm getting my
wish."


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Symphony quartet at
Longboat Island Chapel
On Sunday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m., the Florida West
Coast Symphony Quartet will perform at the Longboat
Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
Chamber works will be presented by Paul Wolfe,
violin; Anita Brucker, violin; Yuri Vasilaki, viola; and
Christopher Pegis, cello.

MCC students perform
H.M.S. Pinafore
Performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S.
Pinafore or The Lass that Loved a Sailor" will be
staged by Manatee Community College music students
at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 13,
14, and 15, in Room 3802 of the Music Building on the
Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W.
For information call the MCC Music Department
at 755-1511, ext. 4351.

Jazz cruise to support
Sarasota Ballet
The Sarasota Ballet Ambassadors will host "All
That Jazz" on the Marina Jack II Dinner Boat on Mon-
day, April 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Cocktails, dinner and a silent auction will enhance
the jazz entertainment. The cost is $55 per person.
All proceeds go toward the ballet's "Dance The
Next Generation," a seven-year scholarship program
which provides a full scholarship to USF for all gradu-
ates of the program.
For tickets call 366-6740.

Choral extravaganza to support
girls' organization
On Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., Just for Girls will


sponsor its First Annual Choral Extravaganza at the
First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton.
Young vocal musicians who live in the Manatee
and Sarasota counties area will perform as well as
youth choirs from area churches and clubs.
Admission is free.
For more information call 747-5757 or 795-6701.

Van Wezel rings in April
with music
Van Cliburn Piano Competition medalist Fabio
Bibini will make his Van Wezel debut on Thursday,
April 6, at 8 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 5, from 3 to 5 p.m., the pub-
lic is invited to observe a master class with Bidini and
three young local pianists selected by the Sarasota
Music Teachers Association. This free ArtReach prob-
lem will be held at the Florida West Coast Music Cen-
ter, 709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
On Saturday, April 8, Sarasota's Key Chorale will
perform Carl Orff's masterwork, Carmina Burana, at the
Van Wezel at 8 p.m., followed by a performance by the
Boys Choir of Harlem on Monday, April 10, at 8 p.m.
For details and ticket information call the Van
Wezel box office at 953-3368.


Wearable show at county leach
The Art League of Manatee County will h
"Wearable Art Fashion Show" on Saturday, Ap
featuring local artists in their hand painted/cr
clothes, jewelry and accessories.
The cost is $5 per person and participants sl
bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee, tea and dessert w
provided. The league is located at 209 Ninth St
Bradenton. For information call 351-4852 or 792-8


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The art of etching
Holmes Beach artist Virginia Powel works at her
art. Powel will offer a demonstration of etching and
gue block printing at the Island Gallery West, 5348 East
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, on Saturday, April 8, from
.l 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Island artist Thelma Weeks will
raftid also offer a demonstration entitled "Clay Cre-
ations." The public is invited and refreshments will
be served. Islander Photo: Island Gallery West


Outstanding student artwork
featured in 'Best of Ringling'
"Best of Ringling: Annual Juried Exhibition" will
open with a reception Sunday, April 9, from 4 to 6 p.m.
in Selby Gallery at Ringling School of Art and Design.
The show continues through April 26.
Selby Gallery's hours are 10 am. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, during exhibitions. Admission is free.
The gallery is located on Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Way, one block east of Ringling School of Art and
design at 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
For more information call the gallery at 359-7563
or the school office at 361-4614.

Sarasota center offers 'East
Meets West' exhibit
The Sarasota Visual Art Center will hold an exhibit
of art entitled "East Meet West" to celebrate the 10th
anniversary of the Sarasota/Bradenton Chapter of the
Women's Caucus for Art.
The show will be in conjunction with the Miami
Chapter and will feature the works of local women artists.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday,
April 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will run through
April 26. The public is invited to attend.
The center is located at 707 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. For information call 365-2032.

Abstract exhibit at art studio
The Radtke Art Studio, 1300 Loma Linda Court,
Sarasota, invites the public to "A Garden Party" featur-
ing the abstract paintings by Diana Hamilton on Satur-
day, April 8, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Chamber music will be performed by Tierra Dia.
For information call the studio at 953-2665.




MCC Theatre first in state to
perform original play
The Manatee Community College Theatre Depart-
ment will present the first Florida production of the
original play, Censored on Final Approach, a drama by
Hazel Phylis Snee, on Saturday, April 8, in Neel Au-
ditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. April 8 and
13 15, and at 3 p.m. on April 9.
General admission tickets are $6.
For more details call the Neel Auditorium Box
Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. at 755-1511, ext. 4688.





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By Paul Roat
Dazed by the sun, dazzled by the
white sands at Coquina Beach, but not
yet ready to give up the day on the Is-
land? Give Coquina BayWalk a stroll to
cool off your beach-blown brain.
Leffis Key is a 30-acre site owned
by Manatee County. The island is lo-
cated on the Sarasota Bay shoreline on
the southeast tip of Bradenton Beach,
directly adjacent to Coquina Beach.
About 2,500,000 people visit Coquina
Beach annually, making it one of the
most heavily utilized recreational areas
in the Manatee /Sarasota area.
The park, with its boardwalks, trails
and 40-foot sand mound, offers a spec-
tacular glimpse of Anna Maria Sound.
Admission to the park open from sun-
rise to sunset daily is free. Be sure to
lock your car if you drive to help foil a rash
of car burglaries that take place there.
The disposal of dredge spoil mate-
rial at the center of Leffis Key years
ago destroyed approximately 15 acres
of native mangroves, with significant
declines in mangrove coverage on the
perimeter of Leffis Key. The central
portion of the site was sandy and had
become vegetated by non-native plant
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the establishment of a causeway be-
tween Leffis Key and Anna Maria Is-
land. This manmade connection, creat-
ing a peninsula, altered tidal circulation
around the island and impacted wildlife.
The Coquina BayWalk habitat resto-
ration and enhancement project was sub-
mitted by Manatee County as an Early
Action Demonstration Project of the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program in
1990. After competing with other projects
nationwide, Coquina BayWalk at Leffis
Key was ranked second in the nation and
selected for funding.
Initial clearing and exotic species re-
moval took place in summer 1991. Exca-
vation of intertidal pools and tidal inlets
and boardwalk construction began in
spring 1992. A footbridge was installed to
provide visitor access to Coquina
BayWalk. Fill material from the key and
adjacent north and south shorelines (Co-
quina Beach Bayside Park) was used to
create dunes to serve as visual and audio
barriers to road traffic. The site was reveg-
etated with salt marsh, intertidal and up-
land plants in fall 1992, and interpre-
tive signage installed last year.
Manatee County schools use
Coquina BayWalk as an environ-
mental education site, in conjunc-
tion with existing marine and es-
tuarine curriculum, to inform stu-
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Hop on thE
The Anna Maria Island Trolley
runs three round-trip tours Tuesday
through Saturday, two from the north
end of the Anna Maria Island to St.
Armands Circle just south of Longboat
Key and one mid-day trip from St.
Armands Circle to Anna Maria and
back again.
Passengers ride free if they show a
room key or hotel receipt from a par-
ticipating motel sponsor. Without the
room key or receipt, the cost is $1 per
ride with children under six riding for
free. If you ride to a participating busi-
ness sponsor, a receipt from the spon-
sor gets you a free return trip.
Passengers are encouraged to ar-
rive at least 10 minutes prior to a
scheduled pick up due to fluctuations
in traffic and bridge openings.
Two stops connect with the Siesta
Key Trolley the 10:40 am. and the
4:40 p.m., both at St. Armand's Inn,
Lido Beach.
But beware! You need to make
plans for transportation other than the
trolley to get back to Anna Maria if
you take the second run, arriving at
4:40 p.m. on St. Armands, and you get
off. After 4:40 p.m., there is no other
return trolley from St. Armands to
Anna Maria.

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Anna Maria:
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Bay Blvd. S. 9:30 a.mJ 12:30 p.mJ
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V Rod and Reel Motel/Pier, 877 N.
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10:27 a.m./l:27 p.m./4:27 p.m.
V Poseidon Restaurant, 3454 Gulf of
Mexico Dr. 10:28 a.m./l:28 p.mJ
4:28 p.m.
W Ave. of the Flowers, 525 Bay Isles
Parkway 10:30 a.mJ1:30 p.mJ4:30
p.m.

Lido Beach
"f St. Armand Inn, 700 Benjamin
Franklin Dr. 10:40 a.mJl:40 p.mJ
4:40 p.m.

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V& Cafe L'Europe- 10:45 a.m/l:45
p.m./4:45 p.m.

Lido Beach
V St. Armand Inn 10:50a.m./
1:50p.m./4:50p.m.

Longboat Key
V Ave. of the Flowers 11 a.m./2
p.m./5 p.m.
F Poseidon Restaurant, 3454 Gulf of
Mexico Dr. 11:02 a.m./2:02 p.mJ
5:02 p.m.
V Albritton Fruit Co./Lynche's


Landing 11:03 a.mJ2:03 p.m./5:03
p.m.
- Centre Shops 11:05 a.mJ2:05
p.m./5:05 p.m.
W Whitney Beach Plaza 11:10
a.mJ2:10 p.mJ5:10 p.m.

Bradenton Beach
" Beach Barn 11:13 a.mJ2:13
p.m./5:13 p.m.
Z Bridge Tender Inn 11:15 a.mJ
1:15 p.mJ5:15 p.m.
SOne Stop Shell Shop, 101 Gulf Dr.
N. 11:17 a.mJ2:17 p.m15:17 p.m.
V' Gulf Drive Cafe 11:18 a.m./
2:18 p.mJ5:18 p.m.
V Catalina Beach Resort -11:19
a.mJ2:19 p.mJ5:19 p.m.
V Gulf Stream/Smuggler's Cove -
11:20 a.m./2:20 p.m./5:20 p.m.
"S Pirate Pete's Gift Shop 11:22
a.m12:22 p.mJ5:22 p.m.

Holmes Beach
S Tourist Information & Welcome
Center / Shells 11:25 a.m./2:25
p.m./5:25 p.m.
V' Island Foods 11:28 a.m./2:28
p.m./5:28 p.m.
'V AMI Chamber of Commerce -
11:30 a.m./2:30 p.m./5:30 p.m.
Z Manatee Public Beach 11:32
a.mJ2:32 a.m./5:32 p.m.
W 1st National Bank of Manatee -
11:37 a.m./2:37 p.mJ5:37 p.m.
V Crabby Bill's Seafood Restaurant,
5325 Marina Dr. 11:38 a.m./2:38
p.mJ5:38 p.m.
IS Prudential Realty'Broie-Glass-
11:39 a.m.2:39 p.m./5:39 p.m.
W ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER,
Marina at Gulf Dr., Sandollar Gift
Shop, Irene's Resortwear, Island Flo-
rist, Bay Area Travel, Peaches Ice
Cream & Deli, The Golf Shop,
Holmes Beach Barber Shop, Home
True Value Hardware, Sugar & Spice,
Island Hair Designs, Chez Andre Res-
taurant, THE ISLANDER BY-
STANDER, D.Coy Ducks Bar &
Grill, Mixon Insurance, Sun & Surf-
11:40 a.m./2:40 p.m./5:40 p.m.
Z Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf
Dr.- 11:41 a.mJ2:41 p.mJ5:41 p.m.
V Coconuts Resort 11:43 a.m./
2:43 p.mJ5:43 p.m.
-S Haley's Motel & Resort 11:45
a.mJ2:45 p.mJ5:45 p.m.
Anna Maria
- Rod and Reel Motel/Pier 11:52
a.m../2:52 p.mJ5:52 p.m.
' Anchorage Restaurant 11:55
a.m.2:55 p.mJ5:55 p.m.
V Rotten Ralph's/Galati Marine -
12 noon/3 p.m./6 p.m.
* Please note: All schedules are subject to
change, traffic circumstances and private
charter. The Anna Maria Trolley is a pri-
vately owned enterprise.


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the Island will publish again April 13, April 27 and monthly through-
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Au contraire
If you're remotely interested in what's going on as
far as bands forming and breaking up and forming,
we've got the scoop.
Rumors last week were that Blindside was quitting.
"Not so," says bass player/spokesperson/booking agent
Roger Syx.
As the old saying goes, "Where there's smoke,
there's fire." Something was amiss.
Now we find an evolution has taken place.
New band. New name. "No Exit."
Of the new group, Steve Vandergriff and Terry Helm,
both on guitar and vocals, are former Blindsiders.
New players with No Exit: Jon York, original bass
player from Rocky and the Beatheathens; Chris
Corrigan, formerly with the Hammerheads and Chan-
dler Bros., on drums.
New Exit replaces Blindside at Turtles on Sundays
in April except April 9 when Stranger appears for a
concert-like performance at 11 p.m. Tickets for
Stranger are limited due to occupancy limitations
naturally. Get 'em quick.
So now what gives with Syx and Terry Harris, bass
and lead guitar players from Blindside, also the guts of
what was one of the area's most popular bands, the
former DTs.
What's the true scoop on Blindside?
Syx says he officially owns the name "Blindside,
- registered and all that and we're just cutting back
and playing a few top-paying clubs a month."
Blindside is undergoing a major change obvi-


Stranger than life
Appearing one night only Stranger Sunday, April
9, at 11 p.m. at Turtles Bar & Grill. Tickets are $10
with limited availability due to seating and space.
ously but they're not quitting. They're just cutting
back. The players in the band want to have lives. Har-
ris has three kids and a day job Syx is going to school
to become an electronics engineer. And their long-time
drummer, Mark Houghteling, has a day job too.
Blindside will still be Blindside and they're only
looking to replace one guitar/vocal position. However,
Blindside doesn't have any dates scheduled on the Is-
land and New Exit does.
Confused yet? Or just don't care?
We'll all have to develop a new attitude.

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papers, Gib Bergquist, came by the office of The Islander
Bystander to sign his new book for one of our "crackers."
Graphic artist David Clough is a proud Florida
cracker, fourth generation in fact, and the inscription is
most appropriate. "From one cracker to another."
Surely as Clough reads the columns woven with
tales of old Florida, the stories will blend with reminis-
cences passed down by his grandparents.
The visit sparked a recollection of the Dr. Pepper
commercial song, and so we'll leave you humming a few
bars as you head to our office to pick up a copy of the
book, on sale now at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Ma-
rina Drive in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
"I'm a cracker, you're a cracker, wouldn't you like
to be a cracker too?"
For $19.95, plus tax, you can share cracker tales
with friends and family.

We eat, therefore ...
Lots of Island and Island-area restaurants have
delicious plans for Easter. It's the last hurrah at any
restaurant that caters to visitors, and doesn't everyone
cater to visitors in one way or another?
Your company has to eat so peruse the pages of
restaurant advertising in this issue for some very spe-
cial offerings. You really shouldn't have to cook for
hours and hours.
So, put the beach on your list of things to do. Some
simple R&R.for the family.
There should be plenty of time to take in the Sun-
rise Service at the Manatee County Public Beach, at-
tend a church service, visit an area restaurant with
special holiday offerings and relax at the beach for
the full 15-30SPF time period of one hour.
Make the beach part of your ritual. It's the reason
we're all here and it deserves your thoughtful apprecia-
tion. Be thankful for our grains of sand.


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Brendan Greene still
charged up about
Service Electric
You can sell the business to another electrician, but
you can't take the founder out of Service Electric.
Apparently that's the case with Brendan Greene,
who founded the well-
known electrical business
.. '17 years ago and sold it to
Doyle Douglas last year.
Celebrating one year
under new ownership,
Greene is still playing a ma-
jor role in the company,
serving in a public relations
and advisory capacity.
"The association of
Greene age and youth is an advan-
tage to the company," says
Greene of the Holmes Beach operation. "He (Douglas)
has the youth and I've got the age."
Although representing the younger aspect of the
company, Douglas' resume boasts a wealth of experi-
ence as an electrician with over 12 years working for
another Island electrical company before he bought
Greene's outfit and realized the American dream of
owning his own business.
"We have full knowledge of the electrical indus-
try," Greene says of Service Electric, emphasizing that
the company is geared toward fast response when down
-time can cost commercial clients loads of money and
residential clients tons of headaches.
"We're service oriented," Douglas says of the com-
pany that handles both commercial and residential wiring
jobs. "All of our trucks are set up for service calls -
people can call us 24 hours a day and we're there. Three-


UNDER
fourths of our employees live on the Island."
Keeping Islanders happy was always a goal of
Greene when he owned the business, he says, and noth-
ing has changed now that its under the leadership of
Douglas.
"We've got a list of satisfied customers," Greene
says. "Service Electric's reputation on the Island is
being maintained."
Service Electric can be reached by calling 778-


6566.


Wagner
recognizes
million dollar


sales
associates
Wagner Realty,
Bradenton Beach, has an-
nounced that David
Oliveria Moynihan and Ed Oliveira
were recognized as Million
Dollar Salesmen in 1994 by receiving the Manatee
County Board of Realtors Premier Circle Award.


Betsy Hills has
award-winning year
Betsy Hills, left, president of Betsy Hills Real Estate,
P.A., with realtor associates Barbara Sato and
Christine Shaw were awarded membership in the
Manatee County Board of Realtors Premier Circle.
Membership is earned by achieving sales in excess of
$1,000,000 with credit earned solely from the
percentage of the sales produced. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Betsy Hills.


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and Leila Dorr have re-named their store in
Bradenton Beach from Aqua Sports Unlimited.
Only the name has changed. Sea Trek Divers is
located at 105 7th St. N., directly across from the
Sugar Barge Wreck and a short distance from the
Third Pier Reef.
The shop is a full-service dive store offering


PADI instruction, sales, service, rentals, air fills
and travel. Gulf dives and snorkel charters are
available.
Sea Trek Divers is open seven days a week
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
For dive conditions and information call 799-
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Bread promotion cuts
big slice for schools
The community rallied around a special promotion to as-
sist public schools in seven Florida counties including Mana-
tee in January and February.
The promotion, entitled "Whitewheat For Education," and
sponsored by Flowers Baking Company of Bradenton and
Publix Supermarkets, earned more than $22,000 for founda-
tions supporting county public school systems.
For every loaf of whitewheat bread purchased from Jan. 9
through Feb. 18, Flowers Baking Company donated five cents
to their county's respective Education Foundation.
The Education Foundation program in each county as-
sists public schools through scholarships, teacher grants,
special support for at-risk students and recognition of exem-
plary teachers and students.

Anna Maria

SElementary menu
Monday, 4/10/95
Breakfast: Cereal or Waffle
Lunch: Hamburger or Corn dog
Tuesday, 4/11/95
Breakfast: Bagel and Cereal
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese or Pizza
Wednesday, 4/12/95
Breakfast: Oatmeal or Cereal
Lunch: Baked Ham or Mini-Chef Salad
SThursday, 4/13/95
Breakfast: English Muffin or Cereal
S Lunch: Pizza or Bologna & Cheese Sandwich
Friday, 4/14/95
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Good Friday
All meals served with milk
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at Anna Maria
Elementary had
an unusual
English assign-
ment. The
students had to
create "Wanted"
posters about
themselves.
Crystalin Roach,
left, sought
"Creepy Crawly
Roach," wanted
for impersonat-
ing a health
inspector, and
Lisa Troutt was
looking for
"Troublemaker
Troutt," a
culprit for
swimming in the
neighbor's fish
tank, stealing
fish food and
bait off hooks.
Awards of
$1,000,000 each
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 22, burglary to a boat, 900 block of South
Bay Boulevard.
March 25, criminal mischief, 900 block of South
Bay Boulevard. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed the hood ornament from his vehicle,
scratching the paint in the process.
March 27, lost property two rings, unknown
location.

Bradenton Beach
March 23, carrying a concealed firearm times
two, possession of a firearm by a felon, 100 block of
Ninth Street South. The officer on patrol heard a dis-
patch concerning the theft of gasoline involving a small
tan pick-up truck that was heading toward the Island
carrying three occupants. The officer observed a ve-
hicle matching the description come across the Cortez
Bridge and turn south on Gulf Drive.
The officer followed the vehicle, which turned onto
Ninth Street, and stopped behind it at the dead end. He
called for backup and asked the occupants to place their
hands where he could see them.
The driver asked why they were being stopped and
the officer told him. According to the report, the driver

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turned to the passenger and said, "You were supposed to
pay for the gas." The officer noted that the driver and the
passenger kept reaching under the front passenger seat.
The officer asked all the occupants to exit the
vehicle, and asked to search it. The driver consented.
The officer found a box of bullets with five missing
and a five-shot .38 special Rossi revolver under the
front passenger seat in the area where the subjects
had been reaching.
Both the driver and passenger were placed in cus-
tody. En route to the jail the officer stopped at the store
where the theft of gasoline was reported and the clerk
identified the suspects.
March 23, DUI, 1900 to 1200 block of Gulf Drive
North. The officer on patrol observed Christopher R.
Payne, 19, of Longboat Key, traveling south on Gulf
Drive North. He followed Payne and observed the ve-
hicle leave the roadway twice. The officer pulled Payne
over, administered field performance tests and placed
him in custody.
March 25, disorderly conduct, resisting without
violence, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K. While on a traf-
fic stop at Circle K the officer head the clerk yell at the
subject and observed the subject run from the store.
The officer chased the subject, identified himself as a
police officer and ordered the subject to stop. The
laughing subject rode past the officer on a bicycle.
The officer's partner ran toward the subject, iden-
tified himself as a police officer and ordered the sub-
ject to stop. The subject tried to ride past the officer but
was apprehended and handcuffed. The clerk said the
subject threw a cat into the store. She removed it and
told him to leave but he did it a second time.

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that he would get his gun and shoot him, said the report,
and he was placed in custody.
March 26, criminal mischief, 100 block of 12th
Street South. The complainant reported that a person
unknown broke three panes of glass from the rear door
of the residence and damaged a section of fence. Dam-
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March 26, retail larceny, 307 Gulf Dr. S., Shell
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male enter the store through the back door and remove
several dozen damaged rafts valued at $167.16.
March 27, burglary to an automobile, Cortez
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turned they were missing. Items included a wallet val-
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no clerk and the cash drawer open. The officer en-
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and no bills in the cash drawer. The officer did a
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March 25, petty larceny of 400 pounds of weights
stored under the residence in a carport, 5400 block of
Holmes Boulevard.
March 25, petty larceny of an eight-foot bait net,
5400 block of Holmes Boulevard.
March 26, grand larceny of a Remington bolt
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jIm PAGE 26 1 APRIL 6, 1995 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

ITrtle changes may mean human changes, too


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Chuck Shumard, patron saint of the Anna Maria
Turtle Watch program, has a big dilemma. It's the State
of Florida and the state of the art.
Specifically, Shumard's conundrum is that the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection has
decided that, although our local turtle hatchery program
is wildly successful, they don't want to let it continue
as it has any more.
The state is threatening not to issue permits for this
summers' Island sea turtle program.
Shumard, approaching his 10th year in the program
- five as the program's director is threatening to
quit if forced to do it DEP's way. This is a sad situa-
tion especially for the sea turtles.
No, it's not a matter of money after all, Shumard
and his many volunteers are all volunteers it's a
matter of methods. State of the art, as it were,
Shumard's methods are old fashioned according to the
DEP. To be honest about it, Mote Marine Laboratory's
Sea Turtle Program seems to agree with DEP.


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Sea turtle hatcheries are a tradition on Anna Maria
Island. Shumard and his organization collected more
than 13,000 turtle eggs from nests on the beaches last
year, took them to nurseries and hatched out more than
11,000 baby turtles.
That's a great record by any standards. On top of
that, there's the public relations value of having the
public able to sometimes watch the release of baby
turtles, thus building support for the Turtle Watch pro-
gram, not to mention support for the turtles and some
support for the human spirit.
But now DEP wants Shumard to get in line with the
rest of the local turtle programs in Florida by dropping the
nursery idea and leaving the eggs where they're laid. This
policy change would bring the Island's program in line
with what Mote is doing, and is also a technique used on
the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key.
Orville Clayton runs the turtle program on the
north end of Longboat has for 23 years and while
he used to use nurseries "back when we didn't have any
beach," he's now a believer in the new techniques. For
one thing, according to Clayton, leaving eggs where
they're laid provides a varied environment for the
hatching eggs.
Like alligators, the sex of sea turtles is determined
by the incubation temperature. Cooler temperatures
produce males, warmer temps produce female turtles.
"We don't know what the sex ratio of sea turtles is
in nature," Clayton tells me. "That's why we've de-
cided it's best to leave the nests where we find them.
On top of that, the less you handle the animals, the
healthier they're going to be.
"We're just trying to do what's best for the animals
- all of us," Clayton says.
Down in Sarasota County, Jerris Foote heads up
the Sea Turtle Program at Mote. She tells me they
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to find a total of 101,829 eggs.
According to Foote's follow-up study, 78,379 of
those eggs hatched. Virtually all of the nests were left
in place, and of the 1,160 identified, 186 were de-
stroyed for some reason. The most common causes are
raccoons, birds, fire ants, storms and stupid people.
Like Clayton, Foote uses no nurseries.
To be as honest as I know how to be, I don't know
the answer. Maybe there isn't a "right" answer, but I do
know my heart lies with Shumard.
So maybe there is a compromise.
After all, the welfare of the sea turtle is the real con-
cern here, not just who's right or who can push around the
other guy. Don't forget, even the greatest of all our saints
ultimately won by bowing to the power of His state.
Perhaps DEP can recognize the long tradition of
nurseries on the Island and honor Shumard's request to
continue them one more year as he trains his helpers in
the newer techniques. After that, perhaps he could be
permitted to move those nests clearly in danger. That
would allow the public to still experience seeing baby
turtles begin their life-long journey into the sea.
It would also recognize the tens of thousands of
turtles saved by Shumard's group's efforts over the
years. Good can come from that.
At the same time, our friend Chuck Shumard could
recognize that ideas, techniques and "state of the art"
change over time. Often times, as we see in the press, they
eventually change back, of course. Perhaps Shumard and
his group could work with the DEP to accommodate the
most recent change here on the Island.
Saints after all, unlike most of us, have the ability
to put their egos aside and carry on their work.
With the first turtle nestings of the season just a
couple weeks away, it's time to put the turtles first and
everything else second. It would be a tragedy if every-
thing both Shumard AND the state biologists have
worked toward over the years is wasted because some
egos won't allow compromise.
Here's hoping, for the sake of the sea turtles, our
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Snook, kingfish top angling action this week


By Capt Mike Heistand
Snook are starting to become more prevalent as the
weather and water warms, with bigger linesiders being
reported in the backwater. Offshore, kingfish have
started their run.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
are catching redfish, black drum, flounder, sheepshead
and a few snook at night. Luther Classar took the fish-
of-the-week at the pier with his 28-inch, 8 1/4-pound
trout caught Saturday night.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said 12-year-
old J.D. Hapner caught a 36-inch snook off the pier last
week. Other less-fortunate anglers are catching sheep-
shead and an occasional mackerel.


By Master Chief J.D. Arndt
Chief of Station, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
March 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of persons yelling for help
from a vessel offshore of Venice Inlet. The station
launched its 21-foot vessel to investigate and requested
assistance from Venice police. Upon arriving near the
scene, a vessel was seen departing at a high rate of
speed. No vessels were found to be in distress.
March 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report that the 50-foot fishing vessel
"Missy Lou" was overdue. A successful communica-
tion check was conducted over VHF-FM, the vessel
was located and no Coast Guard assistance was needed.
March 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 15-foot pleasure craft
grounded about one mile south of Venice Inlet. The
station's 21-foot vessel investigated and found the situ-
ation as reported. A commercial towing company had
been contacted and no assistance was required.
March 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot pleasure craft
disabled and adrift due to engine problems near Big
Pass. The station requested assistance of Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel 4135, which towed the dis-


Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 100 head of Key West grunts, por-
gies and flounder. The six-hour trip averaged 100 head
of Key West grunts, porgies and black sea bass. The
nine-hour trip averaged 60 head mangrove snapper,
porgies, red and black grouper and scamp. The Bay
fishing trip averaged 50 head of Key West grunts.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said snook are the
best bet he's offering for anglers. Clare Wyvill of Avon
Park caught a 20-pounder on 8-pound-test line last
week, and a father-and-son team of Tom and Tim lim-
ited-out on linesiders Friday, with two of the fish bet-
ter than 15 pounds. Other top catches of the week were
reds, trout and flounder.


abled craft to the 10th Street boat ramp in Sarasota.
March 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot pleasure craft
disabled due to engine problems a half-mile west of
marker #12 in Sarasota Bay. Coa, Guard Auxiliary
vessel 4135 was requested to assist, and it towed the
vessel to the 10th Street boat ramp in Sarasota.
March 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boating accident south of
the Cortez Bridge at 9 am. The station launched its 21-
foot vessel to investigate. A 24-foot skiff with two
people on board had hit the Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier, causing both people to be thrown into the water.
One person was able to climb back into the boat, but
the second was knocked unconscious and was pulled
back to safety by a bystander. Both people suffered cuts
and bruises and were treated and released at Blake
Hospital. The Florida Marine Patrol is conducting an
accident investigation.
March 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call at 8:45 a.m. from Venice police
reporting an aircraft down about 100 yards off the Venice
Fishing Pier in the Gulf of Mexico. The station launched
its 41-foot boat to investigate, and requested the Coast
Guard Cutter Point Countess to assist. Venice police had
the situation under control upon Coast Guard arrival. Of
the four people on board the aircraft, two died. The sur-


Capt. Dave Pinkham said the fish of the week are
kingfish, with schools of four- to 20-pounds being
found about 10 miles offshore from the Island. Other
offshore fishing features grouper and amberjack.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said kingfish are off-
shore around the seven-mile reef, with trolling and live
bait the best bet to hook into the king run. Cobia are
thick on the offshore structures. In the backwater, Chris
said to look for reds.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are hooking into lots of snook around the man-
grove islands near Palma Sola, as well as some nice-
sized trout.
Good luck and good fishing.


vivors were transported to Venice Hospital.
March 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Sta-
tion Cortez received a report of an 18-foot pleasure
craft disabled due to dead batteries about one mile
west of Anna Maria Island. The station's 41-foot
boat assisted the vessel and provided a tow to Co-
quina Boat Ramp.
March 29, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued a boating safety violation for not
having serviceable personal flotation devices on
board, and for inoperable ventilation system and
outdated visual distress signals.
March 30, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
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March 30, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued a boating safety violation for not
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The vessel's voyage was terminated due to unsafe
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March 30, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
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causing an excessive wake due to its speed.
March 30, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
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Key Royale Club awards dinner


Joe Funk
right,
earned
honors as
1994
Men's
Club
Champion.
John
Atkinson
was
runner-up.


In the ladies' tournaments, Dottie Bristor, left, scored
as 1995 Women's Club Champion. Runner-up was
Joyce Brown.


On the right, Bill Reichart was the winner of the 1995
President's Cup Tournament. Joe Funk took the
runner's-up cup.


Ladies' winner Flight "A" was Joy Nelles, left.
Madeline Delfs placed second.


John Williamson, right, was the winner of the 1994
Nine Hole Championship, followed by Russ Green,
runner-up.


Taking trophies in the 1994 Mixed Couples Tournament
were, left to right, Sam Strohm and Blanche Teachout,
tied as runners-up; winner Norma Chateauneuf, whose
first-placepartner Webster Cutting is not pictured; and,
tied as runners-up, Dort and Jim McMillan.


Pete Morgan, left, was runner-up to winner Bill
Reichart in the 1994 Men's "A" Flight.


The 1995 Handicap Tournament awards went to, left
to right, Caroline Allen, third; Helen Brown, second;
and Janet Stokes, winner.



Awards ceremonies
Tom Wigton served as master of ceremonies
when the Key Royale Club held its 27th
annual Awards Dinner Dance at the Holmes
Beach club March 30. Islander Photos
Courtesy Jim Meena.


WAGNER REALTY


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.


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


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

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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.


DIRECT GULF FRONT unit in Anna Maria Islands fin-
est complex. Prime unit with tiled floors throughout.
Heated pool, spa, elevator w/secured lobby, covered
parking and spectacular views. Offered at $229,500.
Call Dave Moynihan for details.










BRIDGEPORT Gulf view from this top floor unit with
pool, covered parking, elevator and steps to beach.
Offered at $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


PINE BAY FOREST Outstanding 3BR/2BA end unit GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR direct
with 1,650 sq. ft. Vaulted ceilings, interior atrium, fire- Gulf front apartment in small ten unit complex with
place, covered parking, pool, tennis and only minutes quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy beach
to the beach. Priced at $115,000. Call Dave Moynihan and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Offered
for details, at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


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


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ROUND ROBIN
BY NORMAN S. WIZER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Equivalent
5 Widened at the
top, as an ur
10 Former
14 Beer, informally
18 Watergate
prosecutor
Jaworski
19 "Coming of Age"
locale
20 Images
22 Pique
23 Anglo-Saxon
toiler
24 Film director
Rene
25 Slew
26 Irish author
O'Brien
27 Period
28 Word chain # 1
(12 wds., coming
full circle)
30 Cackleberry
31 Bugbears, in
Brighton
33 Charlotte and
others
34 Subways
36 Drays
37 Obscure
39 Like Pindar's
work
40 Ill-fated flier of
myth


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42 Word chain #2
(7 wds., coming
full circle)
44 Flags
47 Beat poet
Gregory
48 E.T.O. period
49 First name in
50's politics
51 Seine scene
52 Addition
53 Singer Laine et
al.
55 Eastern inn
57 Turns abruptly
59 A bit overweight
61 Entertain
62 Viscount
superiors
63 Secures
64 Pay dirt
65 Catty remarks
67 Confidence
scheme
70 More antsy
72 Architects
76 Pukalani porch
77 Gullywashers
78 Discreetly
cautious
79 Contemporary
architect
80 Delivery initials
81 Baby
admonitions
83 It can be gotten
out of bed
84 Trail
86 Yield
90 What players on
the bench need?


91 Downwind
92 Have good
authority
93 Fancy Dans
94 Peace talks city
96 Beginning of the
XIII century
98 In a calm
manner
101 Hgt.
105 Bishopric
106 Cracker spread
108 Cliffside home
109 Certain Slav
110 Hot rock
111 Summers in
Montreal
112 Kennel cries
113 Headdress
114 Hebrew
measure
115 Membership on
an exchange
116 Biblical verb
117 Ship launcher?
118 Girls' magazine
DOWN
1 Coasts
2 Fabulous fellow
3 Solitaire card
game
4 Chemical suffix
5 Armed
protectors
6 Esteems
7 Accumulate
8 Fabric for
Frangoise
9 Frontier sheriff
10 Archives


;TUMPED?


11 Crucial
12 June awards
13 Env. stuffer
14 Mariner's
reading
15 Secret
16 Wild dog
17 Single attenders
21 Japanese port
city
29 In-- (bogged
down)
32 Train
components
35 Madre's brother
37 de
Boulogne
(Parisian park)
38 Medieval French
poem
40 Freezes over
41 Popular pistol
43 Swiss river
45 Knitting stitch
46 Mtg.
48 "Unforgiven."
e g.
50 Verbatim
54 New York inst.
55 Originates
56 For or what
follower
58 Part of 14-Down
60 Annapolis sch.
61 Rub out
66 Done. to Donne
67 Put-down
68 Record
69 Lipton product
71 Essential part
73 Magic entree


74 Barr's Cabinet
successor
75 Goes unused
78 Not the most
sophisticated
humor
82 Prescribed
dosage
83 70's TV's"-
Sharkey"


85 D-Day city 93 Metric area
I ... . measure


87 Little: Suffix
88 Most afflicted
89 Pertaining to
hearing
90 1606 play of the
Shakespeare
apocrypha, with
"The"


94 Stares
95 Puff up
96 Actress Thomas
97 Salsa
companion
98 Toast


100 Ache
102 Scholarship
criterion
103 Growth
hormone: Abbr.
104 Soft cheese
107 Educated guess:
Abbr.


99 Embankment 110 Fate


Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.


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ROSE SCHNOERR
REALTOR
GRI, LTG
778-7780
TOP PRODUCER
& TOP LISTER
OF ANNA MARIA
ISLAND OFFICE 1994


DICK MAHER
REALTOR
778-6791


MARY ANN
SCHMIDT
REALTOR
GRI
778-4931


BEAUTIFUL GULF SUNSETS Probably
one of the largest 2Bed/2Bath condos w/pool,
spa, elevator, boat dock & 2 car garage.
$172,900. MLS#61812. Call Bill Bowman
778-4619.




Walt
Schnoerr
Day:
778-2261 -
Eves:
778-7780

Walt has 12 years of experience
in commercial and residential real
Estate sales and utilizes Spanish
q and German language abilities to
help serve you best. At your ser-
vice all hours day or night. Walt
Schnoerr 778-2261.


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SUGAR WHITE BEACH Located north end
of Holmes Beach. Exclusive residential com-
plex. 2BR/2BA sunny end unit. Pool, great
landscaping. $186,900. MLS#62024. Bobye
Chasey 778-1532.


WESTBAY COVE CONDO Premier Island
location. 1Bed/1Bath overlooking heated pool.
Lush landscape, excellent price $79,900.
MLS#61755. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden 778-2692.


: PERICO BAY CLUB
S870 Audubon Dr.......................................... $99,000 '
S876 Audubon Dr.............................. $86,000 ,,
706 Estuary .............................................. $89,000
831 Audubon Dr ........................................ $120,000
1105 Edgewater Circle.............................. $129,900
509 Sanderling Circle................................ $129,900,
1241 Edgewater Circle.............................. $140,900
1341 Perico Point Circle ........................... $168,000 :
1020 Ibis Court........................................ $168,500
941 Sandpiper Circle .............................. $110,000
1371 Perico Pt. Cir.................................... $150,000
1261 Spoonbill Landings........................ $153,500


PERICO BAY WITH GREAT VIEW 2Br/2BA
with a gorgeous view of Bay Island and
Intracoastal. All appliances and some excellent
furniture. A must see unit. $168,000.
MLS#61362. Harold Small 792-8628.


FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week

Weekly Rentals From $450

ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club from $700 mo.
Westbay Point Moorings 3/2
with boat dock $900 mo.
2501 Gulf Drive 2/2 with Gulf view $700 mo.


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


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Island real

estate sales
201 Haverkos Ct, HB, a ground level 4bed/2bath 1345
sfla duplex with pool, built in 1954 on an 80x97 lot, was
sold 2/21/95, Curry to Fricke, for $145,000; list unknown.
420 Spring Av, AM, a ground level 2bed/2bath/lcar
home of 1030 sfla, built in 1906 on a 52x145 lot, was sold
2/22/95, Williams to Newport Marketing Inc for $110,000;
list $128-117,000.
614 Rose, AM, a 50x100 lot, was sold 2/23, Albert to
Moser, for $79,000; list uk.
2407 Avenue B, BB, a 50x100 lot, was sold 2/17/95,
Kaiser to Grodus, for $30,000; list unknown.
311 57th St, HB, a 90x112 duplex lot, was sold 2/17/
95, Miedzianowski to Cripe, for $45,000; list 49,000.
522 Magnolia, AM, an elevated 1200 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp
home, built in 1988 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 2/13/95,
Pissanos to Yavalar, for $155,000; list unknown.
622 Dundee, HB, a ground level canal front 1611 sfla
home of 3bed/2bath/2car, built in 1968 on a 95x1 15 lot, was
sold 2/17/95, Martin to Shardell, for $192,500; list unknown.
7302 Palm Dr, HB, a 1100 sfla 2bed/2bath ground
level home, built originally in 1954 and recently remod-
eled, 90x85 corner lot, was sold 2/15/95, Burke to Loesser,
for $132,000; list unknown.


* 117 7th St N, BB, 25 Bay View Terrace, a lbed/lbath
618 sfla condo built in 1973, was sold 3/3/95,
Vandermuelen & Cavic to Woods, for $49,000; list un-
known.
* 1800 Gulf Dr, BB, 116 LaCosta, an elevated gulf front
2bed/2bath condo of 1000sfla, built in 1979, was sold 3/3/
95, Indian River Transport Co Inc to Willis, for $153,500;
list unknown.
* 1801 Gulf Dr, BB, 254 Runaway Bay, a 2bed/2bath
1080 sfla condo built in 1978, was sold 3/3/95, Popolizio
to Bowman, for $87,000; list unknown.
* 216 South Harbor Dr, HB, an elevated canal front
2bed/lbath home of 1000sfla, built in 1987 on a 6,500 sf
lot, was sold 2/28/95, Hayward to KVM, for $150,000; list
$155,000.
* 2309 Gulf Dr, BB, a 50x100 lot, was sold 3/1/95,
Beery to Headrick, for $49,900; list unknown.
* 233 64th St, HB, an elevate attached townhouse of
2bed/2bath/2car, 1260 sfla, built in 1988 on a small lot, was
sold 3/1/95, Cripe to Cosgrove, for $138,500; list unknown.
* 2511 Avenue C, BB, a 50x100 lot, was sold 3/3/95,
Piko to Arnsberger, for $49,000; list unknown.
* 2600 Gulf Dr, BB, 30 Anna Maria Island Club, an el-
evated 2bed/2bath 1200 sfla gulf front condo built in 1984,








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FANTASTIC VIEW
Many exciting & outstanding ideas featured in this canal
home with over 4100 sq. ft. of Island Irving! Two large guest
bedrooms, three baths plus 17 x 23 Master suite with comer
fireplace, dressing room with deluxe walk-in closet & Master
bath. Living room, dining area & beautiful customized kitchen
relate to the Florida room with built-in stereo system & inter-
com, a great fireplace & wet bar PLUS additional cooking fa-
cilities & pantries with pull-out shelving. convenient home
office/den & lots of closets & storage. Centered around a
lovely pool with stone garden & waterfall & wonderful jacuzzi
& built-in BBQ. Newly replaced sea wall & boat dock, resur-
faced circular drive and a breathtaking open water view. Call
Marie Franklin. Reduced price $390,000.



1957
MARE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANK REALTY BROKE
'We ARE the Island.'
9806 GuW f Ddr PO Box $36 Anna Madri. Rorda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813)778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250


ISLAND DUPLEX
3BR/2BA 2,600 square feet newly remodeled unit. Large
master bedroom and master bath owner occupied. Upper
unit is 1BR/1BA and presently rented at $450 monthly.
Nice residential area. $169,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
ROCK SOLID Describes this 2BR/2BA block home
with barrel tile roof. The comer lot offers a large fenced
yard. Convenient central Holmes Beach location. Tenant's
lease expires May 1, 1995. Asking $135,000. Ken Rickett
778-3026.
GULF FRONT COMPLEX 2BR/2BA top floor unit.
OWNER SAYS SELL! BRING ALL OFFERS! Good
rental. Walking beaches, heated pool, lighted tennis court.
Call Stan Williams 795-4537. $139,000.
CONVENIENT LOCATION! Deluxe Bridgeport 2BR/
2BA condo with view of Sarasota Bay. close to shopping
& restaurants. White sandy beaches FURNISHED!
$119,000. Liz Andricks 778-4800.
ON SARASOTA BAY TURNKEY FURNISHED
2BR/2BA condo heated pool overlooking bay, boat/fish-
ing dock, security gate parking, elevator. $174,900. Lynn
Hnoattlr 77R-4Ran


was sold 3/3/95, Andrus to Greenway, for $182,000; list
unknown.
* 2917 Avenue C, HB, an elevated 2bed/2bath/lcar
home of 1040 sfla, built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
3/3/95, Poisson to Dagoberto & Herrera, for $103,000; list
$112-109,500.
* 3803 E Bay Dr, HB, 7-A Sunbow Bay, a townhouse
condo of 4bed/2bath/lcar, built in 1977 on the lagoon, was
sold 3/2/95, Roark to Mitchev, for $130,000; list $136,000.
* 4255 Gulf Dr, HB, 214 Island Village, a 1288 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was sold 2/28/95, Gropp
to Ribbons, for $95,000; list unknown.
* 4255 Gulf Dr, HB, 109 Island Village, a 3bed/3bath/
2car townhouse condo of 1900 sfla, built in 1983, was sold
3/1/95, Donath to McNamara, for $118,500; list unknown.
* 503 Manatee Av W, HB, a ground level office build-
ing of 2534 sfla, built in 1980 on a 200x160 lot, was sold
3/3/95, Investors Real Estate Services Inc to Newport
Westbay Ltd, for $310,000; list unknown.
* 524 75th St, HB, a ground level canal front 1054 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home, built in 1954 on a 90x119 lot, was
sold 2/28/95, Ulmer to Zoller, for $155,000; list uk.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
ker, exclusively for The Island Bystander. 1995.


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





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 ar6en,
recreation center and turnkey furnished. $109,000.
Coquina Beach Club
2BR/2BA direct Gulffront unit overlooking wide
beach. Gorgeous sunsets. Furnished. Good rental
opportunity. $185,000.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
(813) 778-2261 or toll free 1-800 -422-6325

MLS R neaL&neaL Ofc: 778-2261


Karin Stephan
REALTOR* E
PRESIDENTS CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
813-778-0766
Mobile:
813-350-5844


140 FEET OF
BAYFRONTI Boat
dock, Million-Dollar
View. Totally reno-
vated 2BR/2BA.
White tile, open,
large gourmet
kitchen, great for
entertaining.


S$389,000UU.

ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED home on
large (3) lots. Elegant 4BR/4BA. Waterviews!
Multi-level living room, fireplaces, built-ins,
perfect for entertaining! Security system. Se-
cluded deepwater canal. come see, stay and
make offer! $389,000.


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WATERFRONT PROPERTY?
Then call the Real Estate
Professional willing to go the
"Extra Mile" for you!
When you demand excellence
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BUYING OR SELLING


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Rhoden
REALTOR
Associates
778-2692

MLS


WESTBAY COVE
PREMIER ISLAND LOCATION
* 79,900 1/1 First floor fur-
nished, overlooking heated pool.
* 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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we II Tina your place in paradise.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
SINCE 1939


778-1751 2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
Evenings FL 34217


778-2246
Office


Million Dollar Producers:
Carol Williams, Marion Ragni and Zee Catanese of
SMITH, Realtors have all earned a special place of
honor in The Manatee County Board of Realtors
PREMIER CIRCLE. They met the stringent criteria
established by The Board in achieving sales in excess
of $1,000,000. with credit earned solely from the per-
centage of the sale they produced. They were pre-
sented this award at an Awards Luncheon on Thurs-
day, March 23 at the Pier Restaurant.



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









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JUST REDUCED!
Direct gulf-front unit in 5400. 2BR/2BA just
steps to the beach. Impeccable complex close
to shopping. Great buy at new price of just
$219,000. Call rosemary Shulte at 792-6615.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell
MLS
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WN ( I hi&H^ K __bathrooms, and 8 parking spaces, all within a
stone's throw of the glistening Gulf of Mexico!


AmenitiAs include hardwood floors in 3 utis.
ceiling fans in all living and bedrooms, plus a l:a- '
CIous. private owner's apartment with sunny office.
laundry facilities, and central vacuum system. A
super investment at only $365,000! Take early
seaside retirement with income!

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PLAYA ENCANTADA
Where miles of powder-white sand meet the sparkling
Gulf of Mexico. 2BR/2BA top floor condo View of Gulf
from balcony, elevator, on-site manager, parking garage,
heated pool & spa. PRICE REDUCED $174,900.
Call Helen White 778-6956 or
Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
MLS NEAL & NEAL REALTORS 778-2261 _.



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Island Really Group OPEN HOUSE
=!- 214 Sycamore, Anna Maria City
SApril 9, 1:00 to 3:00
Fantastic 4BR/3BA two story home. Many extras
decorate this custom home. A short walk to beau-
tiful sunsets. Just $289,000. Your Hosts, Kathy
Granstad and Agnes Tooker.

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 -Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX, 778-7035 (813) 77S-1450 or T78-2307


BEST BUYI
1BR/1BA duplex in North Holmes Beach.
Great rental potential. Just 1 short block to the
beach. Reduced to $122,500. Call Pat Jackson
at 778-3301 or Ken Jackson 778-6986.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Guf Ddrve P 0Box 717 Ana Maa, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


CANALFRONT HOME WITH LOTS OF
SOUTHERN CHARM
3BR/2.5BA with oak floors and 10' ceilings,
formal living and dining, breakfast nook, fam-
ily room and fireplace. Wrap-around porch,
pool with privacy and lovely landscaping. Ideal
for entertaining. $329,000.
ANNA MARIA LOT FOR SALE
North end of island, near beaches. Price in-
cludes state approved plans for a 3 bedroom,
3 bath elevated new home that will have some
beautiful water views. $145,000. Call Peggy or
Alice 778-0426.


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CHARMING NEW LISTING in Anna Maria!
2BR/2BA home with a short walk to Bean
Point. New kitchen & family room. Screened
porch with spa. $170,000. #62983. Ask for
Roni Price 778-5585 eves.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY! A well loved &
cared for home. 3BR/2BA split design. Pri-
vacy fence around jacuzzi. dose to shopping,
golf courses & beaches. #60374. $89,900.
Ask for Horace T. Gilley 792-0758 eves.
PERFECT WINTER HOME! Great location
for shopping, theater and area activities.
Fresh as a daisy & turnkey fumished 1 BR/
1 BA condo. #62967. Ask for Don Pampuch.
778-3111 eves.
BAYFRONT ESTATE One
acre, boat basin, 300' seawall.
Quality 2,600 sq ft home with
3BR/3BA, fireplace, lush
grounds, citrus trees, guest
quarters $495,000.
600' TO BEACH 3BR/3BA
350sf covered deck, tiled,
, French doors. Owner/Associate -
$219,000.
MARTINIQUE... 3BR/3BA gulf T. Dolly Young
views 2-car garage. Owner fi- REALTOR/IMS
nancing. $196,900.
WESTBAY COVE... 1BR/1BA Multi-Million Sales
pool view. Only $89,900. 778-5427
MOTEL 6 units CB, Holmes
Beach, central H/A. Excellent ROI. $430,000.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT... Gulf views, seats
85+, beer/wine plus apartment. RE only $520,000.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Exceptional. 100' front-
age-approx.. 1 acre w/2 homes $825,000. Or split for
(2) parcels w/1 home each, $425,000 each.
GULF FRONT CONDO...
2BR/2BA condo
with 2-car garage.
$159,900.



Carol Heinze
REALTORo/CRS
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


5400 GULF DR ...
Enjoy beautiful sunsets from
this 1/1 turnkey furnished unit
overlooking pool. Priced
to sell $84,000.
DUPLEXI Just steps to the Gulfi
3BR/2BA down, 2BR/1BA up
with panoramic view GREAT
rental for investor; assumable
mortgage. Possible owner
financing. $198,500.


Deborah M.
Thrasher
REALTOR"ASSOC.
778-3395


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

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


2 CANAL HOMES
ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND








CANAL HOME WITH DOCK 3BR/2BA, indoor
stairs to elevated home. Built in 1991. 2 car ga-
rage plus lots of storage. $179,900.








ANNA MARIA LARGE HOME ON CANAL. 5BR/
3.5BA, 2-car garage, gourmet kitchen, 62' deck
overlooking canal. Double tongue & groove con-
struction. $320,000.
Call Rose Schnoerr for details.
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778-2261 OR 778-7780
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2BR/2BA condominium with an unobstructed view of the
Gulf. Pool, elevator, beach across the street. Priced at
$114,900. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.


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


POOL HOME ON SAILBOAT WATER: Key Royale
3BR/2BA home with boat dock, 70% stone lawn. Sprin-
kler system, double garage, room for expansion. Price
reduced to $218,000. Please call Carol R. Williams
778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
MOUNT VERNON: Private 2 bedroom 2 bath, 2nd floor
unit with a great view of Bay and nature park along bay.
Active community, elevator, boat docks, tennis and
heated pool. $72,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
WHAT A BUYI Dock, davits & deep sailboat water!
New Florida room, open floor plan, fruit trees, two bed-
rooms, two baths, updated kitchen. All this for
$129,900! Best buy in San Remo! Call Marion Ragni,
778-1504 eves for showing.


REALTORSs


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 bg.


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PACKARD BELL 386 computer w/monitor, 14-4 mo-
dem, CD-ROM drive, lots of extras. $800 OBO. For
more info call Bill 778-5455.
FURNITURE Wall unit, 2 72" couches, coffee and end
tables, Bahama beds w/table. Price neg. 778-4552.
PC286, EGA Monitor, enhanced keyboard, 24 dot
matrix printer some software. $450. Free: 10 hours
instruction. 778-1063
COUCH & two swivel rockers, pastel colors, quality
make, exc. cond. $299 firm, cash only. 2 beige
overstuffed dinette chairs, swivel base, $50. 778-3579.
'50s Zeiss Ikon 35mm w/case, almost new, $35,778-6835.
OLD CUT GLASS vases and bowls, some cranberry;
bone china cups and saucers, R.C. & BG figurines in-
cluding Goose Girl, 778-6835.
3 PIECE sofa sectional. Light neutral colors. Very good
cond. $100. 778-4116.
TWIN BED $25, desk $25, end table $10, coffee table
$15, all good condition. 778-2742.
SOFA light blue & white tweed, 3 cushion, 88", fine
condition, $150. 36" square cocktail table. 778-2987.
MANCO AMERICAN EXPRESS go kart, Briggs &
Stratton 5hp, excellent cond., new front tires. Must sell
now $400. 778-6226.
2 DISHWASHERS, 1 table top, 1 under the counter
model. 1 8x10 storage building, 1 chrome sink. 778-9188.


SALE 420 Magnolia, Anna Maria. Sat., April 8. 8-2.
5hp Chipper/Shredder. Tools, fishing tackle, etc.
SANDY POINT CONDOS multi unit garage sale 3601
East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-0139. Sat., April 8.
8 am, rain or shine, boating, pool supplies, water-ski,
housewares, furniture, clothing, knic-knacks.
FOUR FAMILY GARAGE SALE -225 85th St., Holmes
Beach. Sat., April 8. 8-2. Antiques and lots of great stuff.
GARAGE SALE 206 67th St., Holmes Beach. Fri. &
Sat., April 7 & 8. 9-3. Couches, oak dining set, bar
stools, linens, misc., & craft table.
HUGE GARAGE SALE 2805 Gulf Dr. Sat. & Sun.,
^Aril 8 & 9. 8 til ? fumiture, boats, antiques, glass, never
used Dnfo t favors, W/D, clothes, TV and lots of other
great items.
GREAT STUFF GARAGE SALE 208 Chilson Ave,
Anna Maria. Fri., April 7. 8-12 noon.






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GARAGE SALE 417 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
Sat., April 8 only. 8-1. Collectibles, china, books,
clothes, glasses, housewares, lots of misc.
NEIGHBORHOOD STREET SALE Baronet Ln, Key
Royale, HB. Sat., April 8. 8-1. Lots of good stuff!
YARD SALE 304 56th Street, HB. Sat., April 8. 8-
Noon. No early birds!


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 9-1 AM. 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. Call Anytime
320-0110.
1990 DODGE DYNASTY LE. White, mint condition.
$8,000. 778-0153.
'78 OLDS station wagon. High mileage, odometer
stopped at 12,000 miles 8 years ago, speedometer
doesn't work, ac doesn't work, radio doesn't work, lost
door key, lights work sometimes, looks horrible -
sounds worse. Very dependable, runs well on most of
8 cylinders. $295. 778-5405.
1986 BUICK PARK AVE. One owner, new car trade.
Loaded with equip, 71,000 miles. DLR 751-3303.
1979 MGB CONV. 66,000 miles, will finance. $3,900.
DLR 751-3303.
1987 DODGE ARIES LE station wagon. 4 cyl, A/T, air,
good mileage. Very good condition, looks like new!
Must see. $3,000. 778-5189.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
DIVE CHARTERS Leave from island. Two-tank dive
$50, includes tanks. Sea Trek Divers, Inc. 105 7th St.
N., Bradenton Beach. 779-1506.





WHAT A VIEW -


This 2BR/1BA condo sits across from the Gulf.
Beautiful sunsets from the balcony. New carpet &
ceramic tile.


JUST REDUCED $73,900
CALL CHUCK WILEY at 792-1163
AFTER HOURS 795-2717 U


E. MLS


HELP! Night-time, full-time, bus help. Ivo's Fine Dining
on LBK. 383-8898.
CLEANING and light yard work 20 hours per week. In-
cludes weekends and holidays. Haley's Motel 778-5405.
HELP WANTED lawn service. 778-1345.
HOUSEKEEPERS needed immediately. Experience pre-
ferred but will train. Dependability a must. Apply in person,
Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Dr. Mon-Fri, 9-1.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Bookkeeping, computer, corre-
spondence and coordinating skills. Public relations with
all ages. 778-1908 or fax, 778-9551.



NEED HELP?
"Call with confidence." Manatee Home Health Care. We
offer experience/dependability, and quality care. We
help in assisting people to stay in the comfort of their
own home. Companion/sitters live-ins, housekeepers,
errands/appointment, escorts, transportation. Reason-
able rates. Call 745-9377.



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 available
for ages 2 thru 6. Individual attention in small groups.
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-2967.

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

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

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 appointments.

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

I AM A caregiver and companion. I have cared for my
family and I would appreciate the opportunity to care
for you. 778-4881.
SALLY'S CLEANING SERVICE Great island refer-
ences, 4 years experience. We do windows. $30
minimum. 746-3826 or 778-6226.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.


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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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.


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b-i 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.







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sn y Lawn Mowing *Trimming* Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\778.1345 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



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


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


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Painting
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& Commercial
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20 Years
Experience
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Free Estimates
778-2139


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NEW DO-IT-YOURSELF
CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES
Call FREE EXPERT ADVICE
David Parrish Call
792-5207 798-3095
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"










AUTO DETAILING
We do it all for one low price. Everything is
included for $85 on a normal size car.
Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires, Shampoo Carpets &
Seats, Dress Interior, Satin-Black Under Carriage,
Engine Cleaned & Silicone Protected. Our mobile
service means no one has to drive your car. And
we are eco-friendly utilizing only 100 percent
bio-degradable products. By appointment, at
your convenience, home or office.
NEW mobile service number: 320-0110.


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.
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.
COMBINED PROPERTY SERVICE INC. Commercial &
residential improvements, interior/exterior repairs, imme-
diate refurbishing for rentals, property maintenance &
upkeep. 792-1612. Insured, locally owned and operated.


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.
VACATION RENTALS by the month or week. Call Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNUAL-SEASONAL, 1BR/1BA fully furnished, quiet
neighborhood, private yard, 1/2 blockto beach. 778-9413.
GULF/BAYFRONT North Shore Dr., Anna Maria. 2BR/
2BA, large enclosed porch. Wk/Mo/Sn. Book now for
'96. 778-0340.
BEAUTIFUL CONDO 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay, HB. Two
heated pools, tennis, prime area to shopping/beaches.
No pets. Avail Jan & Feb 1996. Evenings 792-1554.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
Winter 1996. $850/wk. gulf front. 813-949-3713.
1000 SQ FT of Retail/Commercial space. 5508 Marina
Drive. Ask for Dennis, 778-3924.
UNEXPECTED OPENING for month of April. Rent this
3BR/2BA house steps from beach. Great deal waiting
for you 778-5587.
SIX MONTH RENTAL available Nov-May. 3BR/2BA
doll house steps to beach. Everything you need is here.
Enjoy a little bit of heaven on Holmes Beach. 778-5587.


CHARMING NORTH END beach cottage. Available
May-Oct. Designer furnished turnkey. Steps to Gulf.
3BR/2.5BA. Drive by 806 Jacaranda. 746-6269.
WANTED permanent residence on Anna Maria Island.
Prefer small 2BR house. I am retiree, do not smoke or
drink. I will take good care of your property. Tom 723-
1506.
GULF FRONT Beautiful 1 BR/1 BA dream rentals. An-
nual & seasonal. Best beach values on island. Excel-
lent location, steps to Gulf. Won't last, reserve now!
778-2126.
ANNA MARIA Gulf & Bay views, 1BR, patio, pool, W/D,
furnished. Annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
95-96 SEASONAL non-smoking beach side waterfront
townhome, 2BR/2BA, pool, dock, from $1,500 to
$2,100 per month or any 3 months $5,000. Owner/bro-
ker 795-5707. No smokers please.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA available April 1 thru Nov. 30.
$650/mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Island Real Es-
tate, 778-6066.
BAYVIEW with boat dock, furnished 2BR/1BA rental
available April 1. $1,000/mo includes utilities, washer/
dryer, enclosed garage. No pets. Call Island Real Es-
tate, 778-6066.


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EMERGENCY SERVICE GARBAGE DISPOSALS LP TANKS FILLED
Visit Our Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Supply Store.
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EASTER SPECIAL: Gulf front on North Shore Dr. 3/BR/
2BA, sunset views from all rooms. Patio on sand. Must
seel Available April 16 thru May 4, 1995. $800/week,
1996 season $2,800/mo. 778-3171.
CLEAN ONE BEDROOM apt. Fumished or unfumished,
reasonable ground floor, Holmes Beach. 778-3323.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY with kitchenette, color TV,
microwave, utilities included $435/mo. annual, no pets!
Holmes Beach, 4004 6th Ave. #4. 407-846-8741.
HOLMES BEACH beautiful renovated fumished home.
2BR/1.5BA, W/D, large fenced yard. Available Jan 96
thru June 96. 1 month minimum. 813-778-1608.
ONE BEDROOM apartment for rent 1995-1996 season.
778-2153.
HOLMES BEACH Gulf view from your balcony. 2BR
apt. turnkey fumished. Available now thru Dec, at off-
season rates. 778-4368.
SEASONAL studio apt. near beach, Bay. $675 monthly
includes all. Need one month to reserve, available Nov.
95-April 96. 778-4184 10:00 am-9:30 pm.
OFFICE SPACE, 100 to 1,000 sq. ft., 501 B Manatee
Ave., Holmes Beach, nest to Chamber of Commerce.
778-6996.
JUST RENOVATED HOME 3BR/2BA fully equipped, all
new appliances in quiet neighborhood, lovely shaded
yard. Two blocks from Gulf. 813-931-8888 or 230-2828.
CONDO pool, beach access, fully equipped, 1BR and
2BR available April 8-22. $400/week. 778-3320.
YEARLY or six month seasonal starting Nov. 1. Fur-
nished 1BR/1BA Holmes Beach duplex apt. $425/mo.
plus utilities, $350 security. 1-813-689-0621.
NICE HOUSE 2BR/2BA, lanai, 1-car garage, AC. An-
nual rental, $900/mo. 778-0217.
ANNA MARIA completely fumished 2BR/1 BA canal front
duplex, W/D. April-May $995/mo. No pets. 778-5793.
GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house Anna Maria. Available
Dec. 95 & March 96. 1-813-920-5595.
HOLMES BEACH, one bedroom, fully furnished, 100
yds to Gulf. No pets. 778-5246.
"WELCOME BACK Pirates" beach house, large 3BR/
M in North Holmes Beach. Steps to beach. Immedi-
ate occupancy, completely furnished. 778-5591.
WANTED ROOM TO RENT on island. 6 month mini-
mum. quiet, private, reasonable, unfumished preferred.
mature working woman, long-time resident with refer-
ences. Ask for Barbara at 794-8422.
1 BR FURNISHED, available April 10. $590/mo all utili-
ties. Heated pool & spa, private courtyard, next to AM
City Pier. 778-9188. 201 S. Bay.
AVAILABLE NOW 1BR/1BA condo, Gulffront, ground
floor. 1000 Gulf Dr., end unit. $75 night or $495 week.
778-2832


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.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. April 9.1-4.1230 Spoonbill Land-
ings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin
& Assoc. 383-9501.
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/1 BA, 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.
DUPLEX Intracoastal, 2 story, 2BR & 1BR, Bradenton
Beach, Key West style, sea-wall, sailboat water.
$175,000.778-7980.
Invest $10 to help save the Island and bridge, Bridge
Stock Certificates on sale at The Islander Bystander.
FISHING PIER, bait business & restaurant, Anna Maria
Island. Includes business & real estate. $395,000. Call
Fred Katz, Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980, 779-2044.


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 and elevator. $279,900. Call Ri-
chard Freeman, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
REDUCED! Anna Maria canalfront home with updated
appliances and views. $169,500. Call Richard Free-
man, 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 af-
ter hours. 778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty 778-0766.
REDUCED! Island cottage with one car garage. Now
only $79,900. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Es-
tate 778-6066.
TOWN HOUSE, yards from beach, use as family home
or two separate apts 1BR/1 BA and 2BR/1BA, pool, gar-
den. $110,000. 954-1110.
CANAL LOT for sale in Anna Maria by owner with 32 ft.
dock. 129 Hammock Rd (lot #9 Coconut Bayou sub.) 1-
603-635-2033.
BRIDGES A PROBLEM? 2BR/2BA, 2-car garage Villas,
1600-1800 sq. ft. from $100M. Max Beaty 792-1163,
792-0074 Neal & Neal REALTORS.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. April 9, 1-4, 2905 Ave. B, Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2BA quiet Bayview home. Screened lanai,
rooftop deck, loft, Jacuzzi, $139,000. Don't miss this
one! Joan Zak, Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244 or 778-5730.
PRESTIGIOUS WESTBAY COVE CONDOS Conve-
nient to beach, shopping, restaurants & churches. 1 BR/
1 BA with pool view from $79,900.2BR/2BA pool view &
Bay view from $129,900. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden, Neal
& Neal REALTORS, 778-2261 or after hours 778-2692.
ISLAND HOME Open house Sat. & Sun 10 to 5. 2BR/
1BA, Gr. Fl., Block to park/Bay/Gulf. Pleasant, shady
yard, lanai, utility. Ideal first, vacation or rental. $86,500
or reasonable offer. To be sold Sunday to highest bid.
778-9320.
NEW HOME 3BR/2BA, 1,800 sq. ft. on large lot, assum-
able loan 7.25%, 405 73rd St Dock rights, 2.5 blocks to
beach. $215,000. Realtors welcome. 778-1966.
INVEST! Several Island 2plexes and 4plexes available.
Get all the facts from Yvonne Higgins at Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777.


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