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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: 10/26/1995
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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 26, 1995


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Cortez Bridge remains closed to Dec. 7?


By Paul Roat
The Cortez Bridge may be closed to motorists un-
til Dec. 7, Florida Department of Transportation offi-
cials told The Islander Bystander Tuesday.
The bridge closed Oct. 2 and was to reopen to cars
Nov. 1. Now, it appears the closure may continue well
into December. DOT officials at presstime were still
negotiating with the bridge rehab contractor.
The problem, according to DOT District Secretary
David May, is in an unexpected pair of problems in the
$2.05 million rehabilitation project.
"Red lead paint," a highly toxic paint now banned
by environmental regulators, was discovered behind
many of the drawbridge gears and motors. Special pre-
cautions to keep the paint from workers and the envi-


Boat traffic under the bridge
may also be stopped

ronment must be taken. DOT Public Information Di-
rector Elise Elsberry said boat traffic under the bridge
may also be halted during the paint removal process.
Workers also discovered a flange that needs more
extensive repair than anticipated, May said.
The contractor, PCL Civil Constructors, requested
DOT officials grant them an additional 44 days to fin-
ish the project. May said that time extension was not
acceptable to the DOT and instructed the contractor to
come back with a more realistic estimate.
The time discussed is 37 days longer than origi-


'If I hadn't had the windows open there

was no way I could have heard her'


Richard Stansloski is a self-proclaimed "fresh air
freak" who usually opens the windows of the bridge
tender's building while he works.
Early last Thursday morning, his habit saved a
woman's life.


Now the day is over ... earlier
The sun will be setting earlier starting Sunday, Oct. 29,
when we set our clocks back from daylight-saving time.
Here on Anna Maria Island, there is the feel of heading
into "the season." Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Stansloski was working the midnight shift as
bridge tender at the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue Thursday. "It had been raining, and the
bridge was slippery," he said, "and I heard car wheels
spinning, like when a car goes around a curve fast.
"I looked out the window, and didn't see anything.
It must have been about 1 a.m., 'cause I had turned the
TV off at 1. I heard this funny noise, though, so I
grabbed a flashlight and started to walk down the
bridge toward the Island.
"Once I got across the span I could hear someone
hollering, and I saw way down the bridge there was a
woman holding onto a piling. I ran down and told her
to hang on, then ran back to the office and called 911
and told them there had been an accident.
"I ran back to where the woman was and talked to
her and stayed there until the ambulance came. Then
the Coast Guard came and picked her up and took her
to Kingfish Boat Ramp."
Stansloski said it looked like the woman, Laura
Perkins, had been driving toward the Island when her car
struck the north side of the bridge curb, then careened
across the road, hit the other curb and sailed over the rail-
ing to land in the water on the southwest side of the bridge.
"One of the guys was standing on the roof of the
car, and the water was up to his shoulders," Stansloski
said. "He was a pretty big guy, so I figured the water
was about 12 feet deep. The car was on all four
wheels," he added.
Perkins was treated for hypothermia and, except
for a few cuts and scrapes from clinging to the bridge
piling, was fine.
"It was like I told my wife," Stansloski said of the
entire incident, "if I hadn't had the windows open there
was no way I could have heard her."


nally agreed to. There is no word yet on whether the
partial lane closures, already scheduled to stretch into
February, will be extended as well.
The restoration project replaces motors used to lift the
drawbridge's metal span. The easiest way to get at the
motors is to totally remove the metal draw, engineers have
said, spurring the decision to shut the span.
The contractor has a financial incentive to com-
plete the work ahead of schedule as far as the total
closure of the bridge is concerned, thanks to a
$10,000 per day "bonus" if the estimated construc-
tion schedule is bested.
The contractor also has a disincentive for delaying
the work: $10,000 per day if the bridge closure lasts
longer than the contract date.



Holmes Beach


budget error


results in new


hearings
The City of Holmes Beach said "Oops!" last week
after it was found in non-compliance by the Florida
Department of Revenue for a budget error.
According to City Clerk Leslie Ford, the ad valo-
rem proceeds were miscalculated and the millage rate
was not shown on the budget summary.
"The law requires that 95 percent of the ad valorem
proceeds be shown as revenue, and we used only 93
percent," said Ford in a letter to council. "This will
result in an increase in ad valorem revenue of $18,801.
The addition of the $18,801 will reduce the money we
are taking from the reserves from $26,461 to $7,660."
Because of the error, the city was required to hold
its final budget hearing again and have first and second
readings of the corrective ordinances. The first reading
was held on Oct. 17, the second reading and final bud-
get hearing was held on Oct. 24.


Fall cleanup

planned in

Anna Maria
The city of Anna Maria and Waste Management
will sponsor a fall cleanup collection from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the parking lot south of the
post office on the west side of Gulf Drive.
Residents are invited to bring all sorts of trash -
including large items, but no appliances with coolant
for removal at no fee.
For more information, call City Hall at 778-0781.


PUT A LITTLE PUMPKIN IN YOUR HALLOWEEN
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Amy Berra, back, and
Dixie Ferguson set up
a pumpkin post on
Pine Avenue last
weekend for the All
Island Youth group.
Orange gourds with
names like Fred and
Skippy offer a cheery
and eerie reminder
that Halloween's a
happening this week.
Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions .......................................... ...... 6
Those Were the Days .............................. 7
Island Poet ............................. ........... 9
Stir-it-up ........................ .. ........ .......... 12
Announcements ........................................... 14
School Daze .............................. .......... 16
Streetlife ....................... .................. 18
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 20
Crossword puzzle....................... ............... 28


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND







VIM PAGE 2 M OCTOBER 26, 1995 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Chamber concerned about Cortez Bridge


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
decided Oct. 18 to contact government higher-ups
about delays in the repair of the Cortez Bridge.
One Chamber board member suggested to The Is-
lander Bystander that the delays are the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation's way of getting back at Bradenton
Beach for Mayor Katie Pierola's vocal stand against the
proposed Manatee Avenue bridge replacement
Board member Larry Tyler requested that the
Chamber get involved in finding out if something can
be done to speed repairs.
He owns Tyler's Full Scoop Ice Cream shop at
11904 Cortez Road W. in Cortez. Slow progress and a
lack of information are seriously hurting businesses in
his area. He said he expected the Manatee County
Chamber of Commerce to get involved and thought the
Island Chamber could add its voice to the effort.
In other action at its monthly meeting, the board
voted unanimously to sign a contract with Advertising
Concepts of South Florida, Inc., (ACSF) to get Anna



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Maria online on the global Internet to promote Island
businesses.
The contract involves no expense to the Chamber.
ACSF will get access to Chamber members and the
Chamber will receive 40 percent of any sales through
that contact. Close to 40 million people worldwide
subscribe to online services.
During discussion of the item, Chamber President
Don Howard said too many people still don't know
where or what Manatee County, Bradenton and Anna
Maria Island are. He also said "it's been a very poor
summer for a lot of Island businesses. We've got to do
something to help and do it now."
Bob Hinds, first vice president, made the motion to
go with ACSF. "If it works," he said, "it could be the
greatest thing we've ever done. If not, we haven't lost
any money."
Tyler, president of a Bradenton computer club,
seconded and called the move "a plus factor to the
Chamber." He and director Jack Elka agreed to work
on a technology presentation for Chamber members.
In other old business, the board accepted the rec-


commendations of its nominating committee for five
first-of-the-year directors for three-year terms and for
a 1996 executive committee.
Current directors agreeing to be nominated include
Howard, Tom Chipain, Mary Ann Brockman and Doug
Wolfe. Nina Schotsch would be a newcomer. Nomina-
tions from the floor will still be accepted at the
Chamber's annual meeting in December.
For officers, the committee recommended Hinds,
president; Howard, first vice president; Dolly Young,
second vice president; Tom Nelson, treasurer; and Jo
Ann Spallino, secretary.
The board also complimented Executive Director
Darcy Lee Marquis and everyone involved for
the success of the September luau fundraiser and voted
unanimously to give Marquis the maximum 25 percent
of the $1,712 net profit for her "professional" effort.
Last month the board voted not to award Marquis
50 percent of the profit she had expected from the Cara-
van raffle fundraiser last spring. Under the terms of her
current contract, Marquis' percentage of any Chamber
fundraisers will be determined on a per-event basis.


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City Commissioner Doug Wolfe demonstrated early-
Island whittling outside the Historical Society
Museum.



Honorary Citizen

Awards
Mike Miller, City Hall Park
Carolyn Norwood, Historical Society
George Norwood, Historical Society
Tom Turner, Planning and Zoning, Ordinance
Codification
Jimmy Nichols, Planning and Zoning, Codification
and Computer Assistance
Doug Copeland, Planning and Zoning, Anna Maria
Historical Park
Roy McChesney, Formation of All Island Youth,
Outstanding Youth Leadership
John Pocina, Youth Television/Video Volunteer
Instructor
Jim Kronus, Educator and Community Leader
Joan Abramson-Voyles, Manatee Cultural Alli-
ance Chairperson
Chuck Shumard, Turtle Watch Volunteer
Ellen Marshall, Children's Advocate and Commu-
nity Leader
Sean Willard, Tae Kwon Do Youth Teacher
Pat Copeland, Outstanding news coverage of Is-
land events and award-winning series, "Community in
Crisis" in The Islander Bystander
Jack Egan, Outstanding editorial cartoons appear-
ing in The Islander Bystander
Ronnie Hutchinson, Lifesaving CPR for accident
victim Jared London


Proud to be from old Anna Maria
The city of Anna Maria threw out the welcome mat Oct. 21 for its first Fall Homecoming celebration. Mem-
bers of the Roser Church Chapel Players Youth Theater entertained the crowd gathered at City Hall for
opening ceremonies.


Martha Stewart, Historical Society and Chapel
Players
Judy Adams, Citizen's Recognition Committee
and Post Office Employee
June Alder, Historian for stories of days past in The
Islander Bystander
Shirley Boyette, Pelican Man's Sanctuary Volun-
teer


SMaster of ceremonies was
Mayor Dorothy
i i McChesney who accepted
a newflag which has
flown over the Capitol in
Washington, D.C. -from
U.S. Rep. Dan Miller.







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Recognition of Children
Libby Kline, Bravery in the face of ongoing che-
motherapy
Sarah Thomas, Third Place in fifth grade state
speech contest and straight-A student
Sara Loveland, Cara Perinetti, Jennifer Sayho and
Laura Shuford, straight-A students
Jared London, Bravery and positive attitude


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M OCTOBER 26, 1995 U PAGE 3 j3


Bradenton Beach voters will have only the
mayor race upon which they may cast their ballots
come Dec. 5.
With four seats up for grabs in the city rior to
qualifying last Friday, only the mayoral race pro-
duced any competition in the wake of Katie Pierola's
announcement that she would not seek re-election
this winter.
Winners without opposition for the three council
seats are:
Ward 1: Dick Suhre, currently the vice mayor.
Ward 2, Gail Cole, a businessman.
Ward 3, Connie Drescher, who served as chair-
woman of a recent police officer appeals board.
Candidates for the only contested race in the city's
election for mayor include:
Leroy Arnold, a retired school teacher and former
Bradenton Beach councilman who resigned his seat to


unsuccessfully run for mayor against Pierola in 1989.
Dan Goodchild, a physical therapist with a busi-
ness in the city and a former member of the city's plan-
ning and zoning board.
Walt Grace, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot, airline
pilot who currently serves as a councilman in the city.
Grace resigned his post on the city council to run for
mayor.
Also on the ballot will be an "official straw poll"
on the question of bridges to Anna Maria Island. The
question posed to voters:
"I support rehabilitating and adding one or more
safety lanes to the present Manatee Avenue Bridge in-
stead of replacement with a 65 foot clearance fixed
span bridge Yes or No."
The Islander Bystander will host a candidate forum
for the mayoral candidates Thursday, Nov. 16 at city
hall. The forum will begin at 7 p.m.


Painting party
Volunteers are being
asked to join in the fun of
painting the Bradenton
Beach Fishing Pier.
Connie Drescher is
organizing the painting
parties, which is scheduled
Saturday and Sunday
afternoons starting at 1
p.m. There will also be
painting going on week-
days. Call Drescher at
778-2655for information
or more details. Pictured,
from left, is Berneitta
Kays, Emily Anne Smith,
Drescher, Alice
Vanarsdall and Henry
Drescher. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Connie Drescher


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In conjunction with National Fire Prevention
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start a lifesaving habit on Sunday, Oct. 29. When you
set your clock back from daylight-saving time, change
the batteries in your smoke detectors.
About 1,100 children under the age of 15 an
average of three children per day die each year in
house fires. Ninety percent of the home-fire deaths that
involve children occur in homes without working
smoke detectors. A working detector cuts the risk of
dying in a home fire by nearly half.
Without the early warning from a smoke detector,
fire can spread unnoticed through the household, block-
ing escape routes and filling rooms with deadly smoke.
Please, ask yourself is my smoke detector
working?

Volunteers stage
haunted house
The Anna Maria fire and rescue volunteers wil open
up their annual horrifying haunted house beginning at 7
p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 28,29 and 30,
at the Bradenton Beach fire station, 105 2nd St N.
Admission will be $2 for adults and $1 for children
12 years and under. For more information, call 778-
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I'M PAGE 4 M OCTOBER 26, 1995 u THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Civic request on Anchor Inn weighs down council


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Council Chairman Luke Courtney and Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger butted heads last week over a request by the
Holmes Beach Civic Association to discuss continuing
problems between the Anchor Inn and its neighbors.
Neighbors, angered about loud music coming from
the bar, sought help from the police, the mayor and the
city's civic association. Three meetings concerning the
complaints were held in the past few months and ne-
gotiations ended in a stalemate.
On Oct. 3, the issue went to the circuit court's Citi-
zen Dispute Settlement Program for mediation. Bobby
Tingler, the business owner, presented a receipt for
carpet insulation he had installed at the neighbor's re-
quest to reduce the volume of the music. A written
agreement was signed by Tingler and neighborhood
liaison Sue Normand.
Neighbors maintain that the problem continues.
Courtney told council. "The question tonight is do
we want to have a special work session as requested by
the civic association?"
"I think it would be entirely unfair to allow this to
continue any longer than tonight," responded the mayor.
"This problem can be solved right now. Everyone's here
and I'm prepared to address the situation."
The only question on the agenda was a request for
a special session on the issue, Courtney insisted.
"This is a waste of our time. The mayor could have
called us and asked us if we wanted a special work
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"There's an allegation here that city employees and
I have not performed our duties," the mayor pointed
out. "We are all here to address the issue. To delay it
any longer is not in the best interest of the citizens af-
fected by the problem."
"It is very clear that the agenda item is a civic asso-
ciation request for a special works session," maintained
Courtney. "I will not be forced into doing something that
is not on the agenda; therefore, we will not discuss this."
The council set a special work session for the dis-


cussion for Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
"It seems to me the last few work sessions have
focused on setting special meetings rather than resolv-
ing the issues," remarked the mayor.
Whitmore agreed with the mayor and asked Petruff
if the council does not agree with the agenda, is there
any recourse?
Petruff said any council member can submit an
agenda item but cannot have items removed from the
agenda.


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Former Code Enforcement Officer Mike Heistand
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problems concerning the Anchor Inn were never
brought to his department.
"We have a standard operating procedure," he said.
"It was never followed in any way ... I feel people in
that area (of the city) were denied due process of law."
Heistand said he's handled over 500 cases in the
last two-and-a-half years and not one time has a code
enforcement case been stopped before it got to the de-
partment. "I was never asked to investigate it."
Heistand said, "The mayor can deny he told me to
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Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has maintained that the
city cannot take the issue to the code enforcement
board without documentation.
"The neighbors have questioned why the decibel
level readings are always the same no matter whether
they take them near the bar or half a block away," said
Sue Normand, a new association director and neighbor-
hood liaison in the Anchor Inn issue."They never go
over the legal level."
"We examined the codes and decibel levels are not
necessary, and yet it's been persistently suggested that
they're the only way to prove it's excessive and unnec-
essary noise," said Shirley Romberger, association
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I OCTOBER 26, 1995 0 PAGE 5 jl


Request for federal review of bridges delayed


By Paul Roat
Regional transportation planners will decide Nov.
27 whether to ask federal highway officials to conduct
a study on bridges, to barrier islands in Manatee and
Sarasota counties.
The so-called Major Investment Study could provide
a comprehensive overview of all the bridges in the area -
from Anna Maria to Sarasota to come up with the most
cost-effective, environmentally sensitive and safe way to
move people to and from the barrier islands.
However, Florida Department of Transportation
officials have said the idea of a Major Investment Study
is only applicable to limited-access highways such as
interstates.
And at least one member of the regional transpor-
tation planning group, the Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization, called the request for the federal study a
"delaying tactic" by anti-bridge advocates to slow or
halt the two proposed high, fixed-span bridges to Anna
Maria Island and Bird Key.
The MPO sent the study proposal back to staff for
more details on cost of the Major Investment Study and
the length of time it would take to conduct. Staff was
also instructed to determine federal transportation of-
ficials would do a study on bridges rather than

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other party," cautioned Bob VanWagoner, association
member. "That's not why we got into it. There are other
avenues where this can be done properly. Our concern
is to see that the ordinances are enforced."
He said he believes the city's noise ordinance does
not rely on the decibel meter, and anyone causing loud
and excessive noise should be subject to arrest by the
police if it does not stop.
Problems with the business still persist despite a
mediation agreement, said Normand.
"It was horrendous last weekend," she said. "We
have been instructed by the police department that in
order to do anything about it, we must call the police,
give them our names and addresses and let them come
into our homes to measure the decibel level."
Because the problems come at 1 and 2 a.m., the
neighbors are deterred from calling, she explained.
People don't want the police coming into their houses
at that late hour when they are in their pajamas.
"Every time we ask for help, we're given one more
obstacle to jump over," she said.


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interstates in the first place.
With bridge replacement projects planned at both
the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue in
Holmes Beach and the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota, all
three cities on the Island and the Sarasota City Com-
mission have passed resolutions calling for a Major
Investment Study.
Two anti-big-bridge groups Save Anna Maria
and the Bridge Too High Committee in Sarasota -
lobbied for the study.
"Think of the regional impact of these bridges,"
Richard Storm of the Bridge Too High Committee told
MPO members Monday. "Please think regionally" and
approve the study, he said.
Mark Smith, a Sarasota architect, said he had
talked to federal highway officials and "They said a
Major Investment Study is exactly the vehicle to get an
overall evaluation of the traffic, environment and
evacuation needs of the area.
"This is a regional planning board," he told the
MPO, "and this study is a regional planning vehicle."
DOT District Secretary David May said the federal
studies "are only used for interstates or similar limited-
access facilities. It has nothing to do with traffic conges-
tion."
MPO Chairman David Mills was more blunt in his


opposition to the study: "This is simply a delaying tac-
tic to stop decision that this board has already ap-
proved."
Three bridge projects have spurred what has been
termed "a bloodletting series of meetings" in the past
two years. They are:
A 65-foot-high center-clearance fixed-span
bridge to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge at
Manatee Avenue. SAM officials on Anna Maria have
successfully received a state administrative hearing on
the bridge to determine if safety, environmental and
sociological factors should halt DOT's plans to build
the bridge. All three Island cities have passed resolu-
tions opposing the bridge.
A 65-foot-high center-clearance bridge to replace
the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota. The Sarasota City Com-
mission has passed a resolution opposing the bridge.
A planning meeting, called a charrette, will be held
later this fall to decide if environmentally, financially and
socially yet another bridge between the mainland and the
barrier islands could or should be built. The boundaries of
the planning review are the Cortez Bridge and the
Ringling Bridge. The Town of Longboat Key, the barrier
island which would be the logical focus of landfall for the
new bridge, has passed resolutions opposing any addi-
tional bridge to that island.


Have a ghoulish
good time
Join these happy ghoulish-
type gals at Anna Maria
Elementary's annual Fall
Festival The festival will
take place on the school's
grounds on Saturday, Oct.
28, from noon to 3 p.m. A
parade will leave Holmes
Beach City Hall for the
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Fighting DOT
Bradenton Beach and Cortez thought they won a
fight just a few years ago when they defeated Florida
Department of Transportation plans to replace the
Cortez Bridge with a huge, 65-foot-clearance bridge.
The proposed replacement would have disrupted
more than 100 homes and businesses, nearly gutting
the historic village of Cortez and the entrance to
Bradenton Beach from the mainland.
As everyone in the area buckled down to face a
month-long October closure of the bridge while a
DOT contractor began rehabilitating the mechanics
and the bascule structure, the skeptics were doubting
whether they could accomplish meeting the 30-day
deadline for the work.
The skeptics were proven right. The work was
stopped by DOT last week and the contractor employ-
ees loitered around the bridge site waiting for word on
how to proceed.
The problem? A crucial mechanical part was left
off the specs and workers discovered red lead paint.
The part has to be spec'd, tooled and replaced.
The lead paint has to be removed according to
strict Environmental Protection Agency standards.
Workers say they're going to have to tent the
bridge over and under the lead paint to prevent it from
entering the environment the bay or the air. And
they'll be required to install a shower in the contain-
ment area for the workers to clean up before they re-
enter the environment.
In other words, this is going to be a nightmare and
there is no end in sight. If the delay and the work lasts
into tourist season it will be economically devastat-
ing. It also has the potential of creating a tremendous
gridlock over the holidays.
The merchants and businesses on Cortez Road
who have already seen revenues drop to the floor will
be severely stressed by this development.
We're left with only a few questions for the pow-
ers that be:
Why didn't they know, or at least anticipate, there
would be red lead paint on the bridge? After all, they
built it.
Why don't they put the span down and let traffic
pass until they develop a plan of action?
More than a few mega-bridge opponents are ask-
ing if this is a conspiracy by DOT. They believe this
a method of punishment for the opposition the depart-
ment has encountered over the Cortez and Anna
Maria Island bridges.
Meanwhile, DOT's Cortez Bridge project direc-
tor is away for a month-long vacation.


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Code enforcement dismissal
a shock
Like everyone else I was surprised and shocked to
read that Mike Heistand was no longer the city's code
enforcement officer.
As a taxpayer of 23 years, I have nothing but good
things to say about him. He was a good public works
employee. He was very polite and a good worker.
The job of code enforcement is not an easy one, but
he also did a good job of that, too. No one is going to
be able to fill his shoes.
But, as life would have it, if he is not back, he will
find an even better job than the one he had.
Mike, keep the faith, because a lot of us do care.
Shirley Howden-Gillett, Holmes Beach

Infirm incensed
at lack of beach parking
It was a sad day for the citizens of Anna Maria,
especially the handicapped, when the city fathers chose
to ban parking on Gulf Boulevard.
These few parking spaces were the only place that
people who cannot walk very far could park and view
the sunset or take an exercise swim in the Gulf.
I object to the city taking public parking spaces and
using my tax dollars to construct a park for the resi-
dents of Gulf Boulevard.
Marge Kennedy, Anna Maria City

Drivers are cruisin' for a bruisin'
in school zone
This letter is addressed to all the so called "respon-
sible" drivers who feel the need to ignore the laws re-
garding the school zone in front of Anna Maria El-
ementary.
I drive my children to school every morning and
am truly amazed to see so many drivers just fly through
the 50-yard school zone.
For example, one recent Friday morning there were
two second graders waiting to cross the street at the
cross walk. I stopped my car to let them cross but they
couldn't because the drivers going in the opposite di-
rection did not feel the need to stop for the students.


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Is the chance of injuring or even killing a child
worth getting to your destination one to two minutes
early? These children are young and they depend on us
to watch out for them.
I also can't understand that it is a surprise to driv-
ers that they are driving through a school zone. The
Holmes Beach Police Department has provided.the
school zone with flashing lights, signs, bright orange
cones, and a crossing guard, who is there to do a job
which these offenders ignore, not to mention all the
activity that is going on around the school in the morn-
ings and afternoons.
This is a community problem. We have a lot of
young children on this Island and their safety should be
a community responsibility.
Please help out before one of our children gets hurt
(again).
Ginie Smith, Holmes Beach

Islander ad adds up to results
My company recently placed a small $8 help
wanted ad in your newspaper and the results were such
that I felt that a short note regarding the outcome of that
ad was in order.
In the interest of finding personnel with back-
grounds and personality suitable for my company,
Marine Electronics, the decision was made to limit the
scope and direction of our ad to those with an "Island
attitude" -connection to the lifestyles and concerns of
your readership.
I must tell you, your newspaper was the ideal
choice. The turnout and response was exactly what my
company desired and needed. Whether by chance or
due to the understanding of those who read your paper,
the applicants practically without exception were quali-
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This company will definitely recommend your
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Finally, I wish to thank Ms. Laura Ritter for bring-
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 6, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder


Rurick Cobb's one-room schoolhouse no doubt resembled this one on Snead
Island in the early 1900s.


SCHOOL DAYS


Soon after Rurick Cobb and his
family settled in their new home on the
southern end of Anna Maria Key,
Rurick set about constructing on a cor-
ner of his land a rough-hewn building
about the size of a hen house.
He intended the crude little cabin to
be a schoolhouse for the Island young-
sters. (It may have been a stipulation of
Rurick's Georgia-born' wife before
bringing her children to uncivilized
Florida.)
But there was a problem.
The Manatee County school
board's rule was that 10 pupils had to
be enrolled in order for a teacher to be
provided. And altogether there were
only four school-age youngsters on the
Key: two of Rurick's brother Sam's
three children, Mazie, 10, and Louis
Samuel, 7; and two of Rurick's three
offspring, Beatrice and Emerson, about
the same age as their cousins. (The four
Wilbur Hall children were all under 6;
and the John R. Jones and Jose Casanas
children were all grown.)
Anna Maria Cobb Riles, born on
the Island in 1897, recalled years later
that there was a bit of finagling. Her
cousin Louis Rurick was 5, and she and
her friend Edith Hall were both only 4.
But the three of them were registered
for school as age 6.
Though this only added up to seven
pupils, the school board "winked" and
came up with $50 as the stipend for a
schoolmarm. Popular, young Gertrude
Bear, formerly a teacher at the Cortez
school whose folks lived on Perico Is-
land, also would receive room-and-
board at Rurick's home.
The Anna Maria parents were de-
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lighted when the school opened for a
six-month term during the fall and win-
ter of 1901-1902.
Edith Hall, eldest of the Hall tots,
had the farthest to go-nearly six miles
down and six miles back. Her mother
usually hitched up the wagon to take
Edith down to Cobb's Corers and from
there Edith walked on down to school
with the Cobb kids.
In the afternoons the Cobb tribe
would "walk" Edith home. It was a
chance to romp on the beach together.
To take off their shoes and splash in the
surf, poke in the fiddler crab hideaways,
gather seashells and go home with arm-
fuls of purplish seagrass and golden
beach daisies for their mothers.
It was a happy time the Island
youngsters never forgot.
But next fall the schoolhouse re-
mained shuttered. Regretfully, the county
officials refused to pay for another term.
Beloved teacher "Miss Gerty" soon mar-
ried and moved to Sarasota.
For four years there was no school-
ing for the youngsters except tutoring
by their mothers. Then Sam Cobb's
wife Annie taught classes in her home.
By 1910 the teacher was Martha
(Mattie) Raymond, Annie's twin sister.
The school was still struggling in
1912. In a letter written on Feb. 5 to
"Miz Mattie," school superintendent
L.L. Hine noted, "We were very much
surprised to see that your report only
showed an enrollment of six pupils, two
of whom had attended another school
this term."(This probably was a refer-
ence to "borrowing pupils" from an-
other school; one of the Cobb boys re-
called that he used to report "present" at
the school, then spend the day working
on his father's farm.)
Finally, in 1914 when the Island
population began to creep up, a proper
schoolhouse was built on Magnolia
Avenue in Anna Maria. It was in use as
a school until today's Anna Maria El-
ementary School went up in 1951. Af-
ter that it served as a youth center until
the present Island Community Center
replaced it in the 1980s.

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A flight path change being considered for the
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has Island-
ers lined up on both sides of the issue.
The current flight path for airplanes flying to the
northwest on Runway 32 takes them over the north
end of Longboat Key, then north over the Gulf and
Anna Maria Island. The new flight path would take
airplanes over mid-Longboat Key and then north over
the Gulf.
The new flight path would ease the noise for 2,500
residents of Trailer Estates, Bayshore Gardens, El
Conquistador and northern Longboat Key. However,
about 900 residents of mid-Longboat Key would ex-
perience an increase in noise.
Ron Robinson of Holmes Beach is an advocate of
the change being proposed by the Noise Abatement
Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory
Committee.
"The present flight paths come straight over the Is-
land," he said. "I think it's important that Islanders are


Heeding its attorney's advice, the Holmes Beach
City Council last week denied former Code Enforce-
ment Officer Mike Heistand's request for a special
meeting.
Heistand submitted his resignation Oct. 4, two
days after code enforcement was moved into the po-
lice department. On Oct. 6, he submitted a request for
a special meeting with the mayor and council to dis-
cuss the reasons for his "forced resignation" along
with a letter asking to have his resignation rescinded.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said a special meet-
ing would be inappropriate because Heistand did not
follow the procedure in the employee handbook for
problem resolution and no appeal is available to an
employee who has resigned. She said if the request
were granted it would violate the city's ordinance
adopting the employee handbook by interjecting the


Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and volunteers
are caring for an ailing offshore bottlenose dolphin
which first stranded off North Carolina.
The male dolphin, dubbed Benny, is suffering
from a persistent infection and a gastrointestinal prob-
lem. He was flown to Sarasota Friday on a U.S. Coast
Guard airplane due to insufficient care facilities at a
North Carolina laboratory.
Although Benny is a bottlenose dolphin, testing
revealed he is from a different genetic stock from the
coastal bottlenose dolphins more commonly seen by
humans. Benny weighs approximately 300 pounds and
is about seven feet in length.


supportive of that change, because it's to our advantage."
However, Bradenton Beach Councilman Walt
Grace, a former pilot, is opposed to the change. He
spoke at a recent meeting of Island elected officials.
"All they're doing is trying to change what radial
the aircraft are going out on," he explained. "In my
opinion they're missing the problem. The larger aircraft
cannot make the turn in a safe manner. The pilots aren't
going to do it, because they have self-preservation in
mind. I would never have done that either."
"We're opposed to the change," said Longboat
Key Commissioner Ray Metz. "As a couple of our
veteran pilots pointed out, it's asking the pilots to make
a turn while they're still climbing. We don't think it's
safe, and we don't think they'll make that turn. The
safest way to go is straight out and across the water."
Concerned Islanders are encouraged to attend a
public hearing on the proposed change on Monday,
Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. at Sudakoff Hall on the campus of
USF in Sarasota. Airport Authority Commissioners
will conduct the hearing to receive comments from the
public prior to making a decision.


city council into an administrative matter.
Council Chairman Luke Courtney introduced the
request noting that there would be no discussion of the
issues, only a decision on the request for a meeting.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore protested. "I don't
think we should even be discussing it."
"Mr. Heistand, as any citizen, has the right to come
in here at our public session and raise a question," re-
plied Courtney. "I do not believe in putting anything
under the rug."
In order to override a written opinion of the city
attorney, there must be a consensus of council, noted
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger.
It would not be in the best interest of the city to
grant Heistand's request, Courtney said,with Council
members Billie Martini and Don Maloney in agree-
ment. Councilwoman Pat Geyer was absent.


"This animal is in critical condition and the prog-
nosis is uncertain," said Jay Gorzelany, head of Mote's
Marine Mammal Stranding Program.
"There is a tremendous potential for expanding our
knowledge of these offshore dolphins," said Dr.
Randall Wells, manager of the Marine Mammal Pro-
gram.
Mote is not only responsible for the dolphin's care
but also for the cost of that care. No federal programs
assist in paying for Benny's care, although the U.S.
Coast Guard did fly the dolphin to Sarasota. Anyone in-
terested in financially assisting in the care of the dol-
phin may call the lab at 388-4441.


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Make your home safe
for trick-or-treaters
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office allI s these
suggestions for making your home a safe place for little
ghosts and goblins to visit.
Greet children at the door. Don't encourage them
to come inside.
Keep a light on. Children need to see where they
are going.
Remove all obstacles from steps, sidewalks and
lawns.
Wrap goodies if loose or handmade. Add your
name to package so parents will know where it came
from.
Please remember, Halloween is a one-night affair
on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Please discourage visits before the
actual date.
Have a safe and horribly good time!


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Grace Duffy (Leck)
Grace Duffy (Leck), 81, of Pittsburgh and a 30-
year visitor to Holmes Beach, died Oct. 10.
Mrs. Duffy was the wife of the late George D.
Duffy.
She is survived by two sons, George D. Jr. of
Bradenton and Dennis of Pittsburgh; and two
daughters, Becky Raburn of Holmes Beach and
Christy Menard of Ft. Lauderdale; nine grandchil-
dren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service took place on Oct. 14.
Hershberger-Stover Funeral Home of Crafton was
in charge of the arrangements.

Forrest E. Higgins
Forrest E. Higgins, 74, of Anna Maria, died
Oct. 17 at home.


The Island Poet
Last May we stole an hour that we must return,
So come next Sunday you better give your clocks
an extra turn.
And if you set your clocks back that's how you will
repay,
And be on time with the world on the very next
day.
Oh! I know things like that are so easy to forget,
But if this isn't done, I am sure you'll feel regret.
'Cause Monday morning you'll show up at work
an hour ahead,
And the boss will take one look at you and prob-
ably drop dead.
Bud Atteridge


Born in Belmont, Mass., Mr. Higgins came to
Manatee County from San Clemente, Calif., three
years ago. He was an accountant with McDonnell
Douglas Aircraft. He was a member of the Island
Baptist Church. He was a member of the Promise
Keepers and Bible Study Fellowship. He served in
the U.S. Coast Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; three
daughters, Carol Thorpe of Big Pine Key, Pamela
Cooper of Corona, Calif., and Leslie Myette of
Port Orchard, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Island Baptist
Church, Holmes Beach, with the Rev. James
Metts Jr. officiating. Burial was held in Mansion
Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be
made to Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 1870,
Lakeland, Fla. 33802. Mansion Memorial Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.


The Island Poet
Years ago the goblins that you met on Halloween,
Were always the biggest guys that you have ev-
er seen.
And when they soaped the windows it was a work
of art,
And if you didn't treat them they took the house
apart.
But the goblins you see today are getting very small,
And if you don't look down you won't see them
at all.
The young mothers who watch from across the
street,
Must be proud to have raised those goblins that
are really very sweet.
Bud Atteridge


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Breaking ground for new fellowship hall
Ground-breaking ceremonies were held Oct. 22 at Island Baptist Church, Anna Maria, for a new 200-seat
fellowship hall. Taking part, from left, were Irv Bobbit, Ed Wright, Marian Landon, Dub Holcomb, Rev.
James M. Metts Jr., Dale Higinbotham, Woody Keaton, Ray Boyer, W.T. Denington and Don Davis. Islander
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Be wary of Center
solicitors
The Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter warns Island residents that a Clearwater
organization has been falsely soliciting dona-
tions by phone in the name of the Island Com-
munity Center.
A group called Community Support Cen-
ter has been asking Islanders for a $25 dona-
tion for a Thanksgiving project.
Community Center Executive Director
Pierrette Kelly says the Center does not solicit
by phone and is not part of the campaign be-
ing mentioned in the phone requests. Anyone
receiving such a call may contact the Commu-
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Giordano does glossy with versatility


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Step into the world of Victor Giordano, successful
international photographer and eight-year resident of
Holmes Beach.
The home he shares with wife B.C. is uniquely
artistic in a comfortable, appealing way. At 9:30 on a
weekday morning, opera swirls above the sitting area,
enhancing the soothing cultural environment. Even his
portfolio case, self-painted, captures the eye, drawing
one into a space where every image has impact.
From exterior industrial piping to the elegant inte-
rior of the finest restaurant, Giordano has turned com-
mercial and corporate shooting into visual victory.
He's a location photographer versus a studio man.
"I like the challenge. That's my personality," he says.
As is the versatility required of a freelance profes-
sional living in Florida, far from the hubs.
Still, he gets to the hubs, either with corporate ac-
counts through his New York agent or from accounts
obtained on the basis of his accomplishments and his
own pavement-pounding.
In his early 40s, Giordano is successful in the field
that captured him years ago. A native of Upper
Montclair, N.J., he says starting at the age of 14 he was
always shooting something.
From the age of 20 to 30, he owned camera
stores. Then he turned to the artistic and technical
angle and obtained a bachelor of fine arts degree in
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Spooktacular doings
Clubs, bars, restaurants and the like are all gearing
up for a long Halloween celebration. With the actual
night of All Hallows' eve falling on Tuesday, plans for
the holiday festivities will stretch out over the weekend
on Anna Maria Island.
For starters, a wild,
crazy, scary costume can be
the ticket to a fun time and
some cold cash or prizes.
An incredibly "rotten
costume" will get you and a
companion a three-day, two-
night "cruise to nowhere" at
Rotten Ralph's. A three-
night party with Jay
Crawford performing culmi-
nates on Sunday with the contest finale.
They're certain to have a special prize category for
ghoulish pirates at the Halloween party at the Bucca-
neer Inn on Longboat Key. They're partying on Satur-
day and Tuesday nights and there'll be plenty of prizes
here too.
The party on Friday and Saturday nights at Turtles
Bar & Grill in Holmes Beach features a costume con-
test and a top area band, Triptogo Green, who will re-
lease and sign their new CD at the event on Saturday.
In Bradenton, Nicki's West 59th Restaurant is of-
fering a $100 cash prize for the best costume on Hal-
loween night.
The Dry Dock Inn in Holmes Beach has two par-
ties planned, Saturday and Tuesday nights, with a $50
first place prize for best costume both nights. Willy
Steele will play all weekend and Nick Macina enter-
tains on Tuesday.
You can Willyy" get in on the fun in Bradenton
Beach at Key West Willy's Halloween bash with
McGraw & Odell on Saturday night.
The younger crowd will no doubt gather for a
Reggae-style Halloween party next door to Willys at
Sonnydaze where a costume contest and midnight


drum circle are planned. "Bring your own drum," as the
flyer states. On Saturday night a one-year anniversary
celebration with a $5 cover charge for Elysian Sex
Drive will include a buffet, champagne toast and a
Sonnydaze mug in the cover charge.
Elsewhere around the Island over the weekend,
you'll find Fat Cat at the Anchor Inn and Connie &
Dave at D.Coy Ducks.
A special note for parents of little trick-or-treaters
Shells restaurant in Holmes Beach has a free kids
meal coupon to add to the goody bag for costumed kids
accompanied by an adult.
Maybe all the partying and costumes aren't your
cup of tea? For something scary and intellectual, try a
thriller movie like "Seven." It's gory enough and
frighteningly close to the dark side. The lighting and
sound direction create a disturbing atmosphere
throughout the movie and the titles and music are cer-
tainly noteworthy. I'll leave the story line analysis to
the reviewers. Suffice it to say Brad Pitt and Morgan
Fairchild are convincing as cops after a psycho-serial
killer.
If you're a stay-at-
home type, there's a new
video rental business, Club
Video, in Anna Maria
across from the post office.
Give them a try.
Whatever you do, play
safe.


The world is your picnic
The traditional Florida fall picnic basket has roots
that span the globe. I bet you thought Mom invented
fried chicken. Wrong.
Chicken originated in the tropical forests of South-
east Asia along with tigers and orangutans.
Potatoes originated in the thin air of the South
American Andes mountains, where the ancient Incas
cultivated a variety of early crops amongst condors and
llamas.
Corn originated in ancient Mexico and chocolate
came first from a dense Central American jungle.
Seafood, of course, originated in Cortez.
(Just kidding. My introduction to the wonderful
flavors of fresh, locally harvested seafood was in
Cortez.)


It's harder to come by these days. Last week, in
preparation of a visit to Key West, our friend there
made a meager request for "some mullet"
None could be had at the market in Cortez. I under-
stand at least one former netter, now prohibited from
earning his living the old-fashioned way, has taken to
a cast net and small skiff. He plies the canals, where the
big nets were excluded and the mullet had learned to
congregate in safe numbers, and brings in quite a catch.
And he earns top dollar for the mullet he sells at the
fish house.
It seems unlikely he'll catch enough for the fall
charity events sponsored by the Island's Privateers.
Their smoked mullet sale will depend on whether the
group can successfully cast enough mullet to make it
worthwhile.
Used to be the fish houses in Cortez would help out
the Privateers with loads of mullet all they could use
- often free. But that simply can't happen with the net
ban in effect.
Maybe the sports fishermen would put down their
rods and lend a hand some weekend with cast nets?
Can't hurt to ask.
Speaking of seafood, there's an old-fashioned Sea-
food Festival in Terra Ceia (a little north of Palmetto
on U.S. 19) coming up in November. We'll give you
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A safety how-to for Halloween fun


Every year the fun goes out of Halloween for chil-
dren who are hurt due to auto accidents, fire injuries,
falls, cuts and bruises, and poisoned treats. Public
safety and hospital agencies have some safety tips for
a sure-fire happy Halloween.
To be more visible to nighttime motorists, children
should wear light-colored costumes. Adding patches or
strips of reflective material to costumes and trick-or-
treat bags will make children easier to see, especially
from a distance.
Face paint or cosmetics applied directly to the face
are safer than loose-fitting masks that can obstruct vi-
sion. If a mask is worn, be sure it fits securely. Cut the
eye holes large enough to allow full vision.
Wigs should be flame-resistant, but hairspray can
often be used to create the same effect. Secure hats so
they do not slip over children's eyes. Use fire-resistant
material for homemade costumes.
Shoes are very important. Everyday shoes are
much safer than Mom's heels, Dad's work boots or
other poorly fitting costume shoes. Toy weapons
should be made of cardboard so they won't cause in-
jury if fallen on.
Have a dress rehearsal before trick-or-treating to be
sure your child can see and move freely. Bags for treats
should be small enough that they don't block vision or
cause tripping. Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns
make it easier to see and be seen.
Parents should know their children's trick-or-treat
plans and be sure they understand the rules and limi-
tations. Young children should be accompanied by an
adult or responsible older child.
Trick-or-treaters should travel only in familiar ar-
eas and along a well-lighted route. It's best not to call
at the homes of strangers or to go into any house. Re-
strict visits to homes with porch or outside lights on.
Discourage cutting across yards. Lawn ornaments


War of the spirits
By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Nowadays the Halloween celebration is full o'
fun and seems to kick off that stretch of weeks -
nay, months known as "the holidays." Or so say
the retailers.
Thousands of years ago, however, in England,
Scotland and Ireland, Halloween wasn't a fun holi-
day for children. This calendar mark was a deadly
serious and frightening affair.
Nov. 1 was the beginning of the new year to
some, the start of Winter, or from a different
mindset Summer's End.
The ancients believed there was a war between
the dastardly chill and dark of Winter and the long-
days brightness and emerald fertility of Summer. At
Summer's End, Winter's army ghosts, goblins,
witches and other evildoers and spirits grew in
strength, becoming all-powerful.
Thus the night before Summer's End, Oct. 31, was
a night of terror. Surely all the dark, depraved and
wicked spirits roamed the black skies, celebrating their
Winter's victory, ready to pounce on and gobble up any
forces for good. Ooooooo went the wind...
For protection, crackling bonfires were set on the


and clotheslines are invisible in the dark. Children
should stay on the sidewalk whenever possible. If there
is no sidewalk, walk on the left side facing traffic.
Remind children to stop at all corners, to cross
streets at the crosswalk, to wait for proper signals, to
look both ways before crossing and never to dart out
from between parked cars.


sparks Halloween
highest hilltops to light the night and scare away the
army of evil. Platters of harvest favorites were set out
to appease the hungrier of the haunted hunters.
And the people donned masks and animal skins
to look equally frightening either to keep the
wicked ones from knowing who they really were or
to trick those despicable demons into thinking they
were part of their own bad company.
Many hundreds of years passed and Christianity
and the Catholic Church dawned in those Celtic parts.
Around the fourth century, Nov. 1 became a Christian
holiday known as All Saints Day or All Hallows' Day.
Hallow means holy and this was the day to
honor all the holy ones or saints, especially those
whose feast was not celebrated on any other day of
the Christian year. The night before became known
as All Hallows' E'en (evening or eve), later abbre-
viated to Halloween.
But still there lurk many of the old Summer's
End customs. And even after thousands of years
have passed, many fine folks continue to believe
that ghosts, goblins, witches and other slimy spir-
its rise to the heights of power on Halloween.
Ooooooo went the wind...and out went the
lights...


Treats should be brought home for parent inspec-
tion before they are eaten. Fruit should be washed and
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placed inside. Unpackaged items and treats with
opened, torn or loose wrappings should be discarded.
If you discover anything wrong with any treats, please
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Woman's Club offers
veteran's day program at
meeting
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc., a
member of the General Federation of Womens Club,
will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1,
at 1 p.m., at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
John Hamner, columnist, journalist and editor as-
sociated with the Sarasota Herald Tribune,will present
a program entitled "The Theme of Veterans Day."
All members are invited to attend.
Membership inquiries may be directed to Sarah
Maloney, president, at 778-4865.

Longboat Chamber
sponsors Senior Expo
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its inaugural Senior Health and Happiness Expo
on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Longboat Key Holiday Inn,
4949 Gulf of Mexico Dr., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The expo will feature speakers and exhibitors who
will present information on: nutrition, recreation, fi-
nances, fashion, volunteering and the arts.
A portion of the proceeds earned through booth
sales will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
Admission is free.
For additional information, call the Longboat
Chamber at 383-2466.

Hatha yoga class on Island
The Brain Gym in Holmes Beach is offering an
eight session class of Hatha Yoga beginning Monday,
Oct. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Linda Reilly will instruct.
The cost is $40 for the eight consecutive Monday
sessions. Participants should bring a beach towel and
wear comfortable clothes.
Space is limited and registration is required. Stop
by the Brain Gym at 4909-F Gulf Dr., or call 778-5990.


Island radio talk show
hits air waves
A radio talk show developed for Anna Maria Island
debuts on WWPR 1490 AM, Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7
p.m.
"Coconut Radio" is the name of the new program.
It will focus on the people and issues of Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
Broadcast journalist Tom McEldowney will host
the weekly program which features both guest inter-
views and telephone inquiries from the radio audience.
The theme of Coconut Radio is "the shape of
things to come," according to McEldowney.
Beach renourishment, a proposed new bridge and city
elections will be topics of discussion of Coconut Radio.
Island city mayors Katie Pieorla, Rich
Bohnenberger and Dorothy McChesney are among
guests scheduled for an upcoming show.
"WWPR is a community-oriented radio station,"
said station manager Allan Hollar. "The people of
Anna Maria are our neighbors and we are enthused
about having Coconut Radio join our lineup of talk
shows.

Annual Thanksgiving food
distribution
All Island Denominations and the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center will deliver annual Thanksgiv-
ing SHARE packages to Island residents in need on
Saturday, Nov. 18.
Families and individuals interested in participating
may call the Community Center at 778-1908.

Children's costume contest
at Albritton Fruit Company
Albritton Fruit Company, 4016 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key, will hold its first annual Hallow-
een Costume Contest for children ages 16 and under
during store hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., from Mon-
day, Oct. 23, through Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Winners will be announced on Nov. 4.


Fire and Rescue
to the dance hall
More than 150 dancers stepped out for the Anna
Maria Fire and Rescue Volunteers' 31st annual
Halloween dance Oct. 21, raising $600. Partici-
pating in the merriment, from left, are Bruce
McKenzie, Lil Tobin, Fire Chief Andy Price and
Jane Maddox. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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Seniors need not fear,
Triad is here
Criminals who think the elderly are easy pickin's
should probably consider going into another vocation.
Every law enforcement agency in Manatee County
has joined forces with area senior organizations and
communities in an all-out effort to discourage crime on
seniors, with a tough, dedicated program call "Triad"
and its advisory council, SALT, Senior and Law To-
gether.
Volunteers will be trained to staff Triad's elder
abuse hotline through the Sheriffs Office Crime Pre-
vention department.
For an interview to volunteer call David Johnson,
president of SALT, at 351-1155 or Corporal Pat
Morris, Sheriffs office, at 747-3011, ext. 2100.

Kilts to perform Nov. 5
Pianist Paulette Kilts of Holmes Beach will join
three other area musicians in a recital at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 5, in the sanctuary of the First Congregational
United Church of Christ, 1031 S. Euclid Ave.,
Sarasota.
Also appearing will be Patricia Matthews, mezzo
soprano; Mary Coleman St. John, pianist; and clarinet-
ist Merry Texter. Featured works will include Brahms'
Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, No. 1. Poulenc's Sonata for
Piano Four Hands and selections from the song cycle,
Gitanjali, a musical setting by John Alden Carpenter of
poems by Rabindranath Tagore. Shorter pieces in a
variety of styles will also be presented. Admission will
be free.
For more information, call Kilts at 778-3788.


MHS Orchestra Dinner
Theater
The Manatee High School Orchestra will hold a
dinner theater on Oct. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the
cafeteria, 1000 32nd Street W., Bradenton. Spaghetti,
garlic bread, salad and a drink will be available for $5
per person. The MHS Chamber Orchestra will play.
Contact Layla Copeland, 778-9205, for tickets.
Upcoming free MHS Orchestra concerts will be
held on Nov. 2 and Dec. 11, 1995, and on March 14 and
May 23, 1996. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Neel
Auditorium on the campus of Manatee Community
College, 5840 26th Street W., Bradenton.

Church Women to finalize
plans for bazaar
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will make plans for the Holly Berry Ba-
zaar at its meeting to be held on Friday, Nov. 3, in
Lowe Hall at 10:15 a.m.
The meeting will finalize plans for the bazaar to be
held on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.
Members are asked to bring unwrapped toys for the
migrant children. There will be a collection for Bishop
Gray Inn's Christmas.
Members are to sign up by Monday, Oct. 30, or call
the church at 778-1638 for reservations.
Cortez Village plans
Halloween party
The Cortez Community Center, Inc., has sched-
uled its first annual Halloween Party for the village
on Friday, Oct. 27, at the temporary center, 4527 123


St. W., Cortez.
All young people are invited to attend. The event
will feature games, dunking for apples, hot dog supper,
a scary movie and a surprise visitor or two. The party
begins at 2:30 p.m.
For more details, call Mary Fulford Green at 756-
3784.

Island creative writing
group expands
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's Cre-
ative Writing class is expanding into two sessions.
The first session is full. An additional class will be
held on on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The cost is $40 for an eight-week session for cen-
ter members and $45 for non-members.
For information call the center at 778-1908 or Pegi
Clark Pearson, insturctor.

District marching band
competition in Bradenton
The Florida Bandmasters Association will present
the 1995 District 17 Marching Band Festival and
Evaluation on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Manatee High
School's Hawkins Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.
Performances by nine marching bands from five
counties will be featured including our own from
Bayshore and Manatee high schools.
The festival is open to the public at a cost of $3 per
person. Children under 12 are free when accompanied
by an adult.
For further information, contact the Manatee High
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Anna Maria Elementary" '1B -
School Menu
Monday, 10/30/95
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast Fruit Juice .
Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun or Chicken Nuggets, 1
Coleslaw, Fresh Fruit, Ice Cream'
Tuesday, 10/31/95
Breakfast: Sausage Pattie, Toast, Pineapple
* Lunch: Two Tacos or Burrito, Lettuce & '
Tomato, Peaches, Cake f
* Wednesday, 11/1/95
* *
Breakfast: Fresh Baked Soft Pretzel,
SPineapple
* .
* Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken or BBQ Rib *
* .
Sandwich, Rice, Green Beans, Pineapple *
Thursday, 11/2/95
Breakfast: Waffles w/Syrup, Juice
Lunch: Fiestado Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
* Corn, Pears, Pudding *
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* Friday, 11/3/95
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Lunch: Turkey Sandwich, Potato Strings, ..
Fruit, Cookie Commendable job
All meals served with milk. These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Oct. 13. The
children are named left to right. Kneeling are Shymyr Spry, Lorenzo Rivera, Skyler Purcell and Ben Rigney.
First row, Kaitlyn Moore, Amber Weng, Skye Hewson, Clay Barlow and Amber Collins. Back row, Courtney
Taylor, Adam Bouziane, Nicole Buky, Jessica Troutt, Michael Caudill, Christina Zash and Emma Curry.


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Principal Jim Kronus congratu-
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student in Karen Paul's class, on
a job well done. Paul's class
ended its :study of the desert
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dimensional projects related to
the subject at hand. A.J.'s project
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Crumbs


Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist

Rendezvous is Rochlitz
The Mulde River meanders generally northward
through Central Europe before joining the Elbe for its
final run into the North Sea and has done so for eons.
One of the older existing settlements along its
banks is the small city of Rochlitz which has been there
for exactly a millennium.
Rochlitz is presently, with just cause, celebrating
the occasion. Please permit the Cracker to share with
you the story.
You see, during the last several months of World
War II, the Allied armies on the Western Front com-
pleted the first stage of the invasion of Germany by
reaching the Rhine River, a natural barrier since all
bridges except the one at Remagen had been de-
stroyed.
Once the river barrier was broken, General
Eisenhower ordered the armies to strike east on a
broad front.
One of the several invading armies, General
George S. Patton's Third, crossed the Rhine on
March 22, 1945 and swept across Germany at break-
neck speed.

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During April, 1945, the City of Rochlitz, among
many other cities, towns, and villages, fell to the Sixth
Armored Division, a unit of Patton's forces.
The city was occupied and the strategic bridge over
the Mulde at that point was captured with fierce fight-
ing and loss of lives.
Other American and British armies were having
equal successes in the other areas of Germany as the
Russian armies swept in from the Eastern Front. By
May 8, 1945, the war was over.
Manatee County's own pioneer, native son, Lt.
Colonel (Retired) Alfred F. Clark, U.S. Army, and his
company helped capture Rochlitz and the bridge.
Unfortunately, for the people of Rochlitz, even
though originally occupied by American forces,
when the lines were drawn at Potsdam, Rochlitz
became part of East Germany with its Soviet Union
occupation and harsh communist rule facing its
people for years to come.
It was not until the disintegration of the Soviet
Union, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the more recent
reunification with West Germany that the citizens of
Rochlitz tasted freedom after years under the Nazi
swastika followed by decades more under the hammer
and sickle of communism.
Lt. Colonel Clark and his wife, Annie Laurie, were
invited to visit Rochlitz as official guests for the mil-
lennium celebration. They departed for Europe on
August 24 and the Cracker eagerly awaits his friends'
return for an update on the story.
Among other books and presents for the hosts, the
travelers took along a copy of his book "Cracker's
Crumbs" which, of course, pleased this Cracker.
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Commission, the Cracker penned letters to the
mayor of Rothlitz and to their historical society
which read in part:
"If there is one thing history has taught us, it is this:
'Freedom is not free.'
We toast the good citizens of Rochlitz:
"May peace reign and freedom ring during your
next one thousand years!"


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 12, trespass, 100 block of Sunset Lane. The
complainant reported the subject was using his outdoor
shower to rinse off himself and his surfboard. The com-
plainant warned the subject to stay off his property. The
subject could not be found.
Oct. 12, domestic disturbance, 800 block of North
Shore. The officer responded to a fire alarm and met with
the male subject who said he and his wife had been argu-
ing, and she pulled the fire alarm. The female subject was
visibly upset but had no signs of injury or bruises, said the
report. The male subject had no signs of bruises and
agreed to leave the residence for the night.
Oct. 14, warrant arrest, no valid driver's license,
Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue. The deputy observed
the subject's vehicle with an expired tag and stopped
him. A check revealed an outstanding warrant and no
valid driver's license. The driver was placed in custody.
The owner, a passenger in the vehicle, was issued a
written warning.
Bradenton Beach
Oct. 13, burglary, 2100 block of Avenue A. The
complainant reported she returned to her residence and
found the subject had pried open the door and removed
two cans of beer, a pack of cigarettes and the title, reg-
istration and insurance papers to her vehicle. The sub-
ject later returned the papers. He was placed in custody.
Oct. 14, grand theft auto, petty theft, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported she parked her ve-
hicle, and she and her family went to the beach. When
they returned to the parking lot, the vehicle was gone.
Also missing were a tote bag containing keys to the
vehicle, $4 in cash, a driver's license, Social Security
card and a wallet valued at $10. A backpack valued at
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card, a checkbook and a pager valued at $80 were in-
side the vehicle.
Oct 15, lost property, Coquina Beach. The com-
plainant reported she left her purse on a picnic table and
drove off without it When she returned it was missing. It
contained $100 in cash, credit cards, a bank card and a
check book.
Oct. 15, burglary to an automobile, 1801 Gulf
Drive North, Runaway Bay. The complainant reported
a person unknown entered the vehicle and removed a
cellular phone valued at $100.
Oct. 15, petty theft, Coquina Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown removed a pair of shorts
and a towel valued at $40 from the lifeguard stand.
Oct. 15, Baker Act, 100 block of Gulf Drive
North. The officer met with the subject who said he had
no reason to live and was going to swim in the pass.
The officer placed him in custody and transported him
to the hospital.
Oct. 18, criminal mischief, 1801 Gulf Drive
North, Runaway Bay. The complainant reported a per-
son unknown broke a window valued at $100.
Holmes Beach
Oct. 13, retail theft, 5340 Gulf Drive, Barefoot
Trader. The complainant reported an employee ob-
served a white female place items in her purse and
leave the store. The complainant brought her back into
the store, and the officer gave her a notice to appear.
The items included T-shirts and music cassettes valued
at $87.93.
Oct. 14, aggravated battery, 5702 Marina Drive.
Turtle's Bar and Grill. The officer responded to a fight
involving several white male and female subjects. One
female subject armed herself with a bottle and struck
two subjects, jumped on the stage, grabbed the micro-
phone and began cursing patrons, said the report She
was removed from the bar and placed in custody.
Oct. 14, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
officer advised the management of an anonymous com-

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Oct. 15, burglary, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18
Oct. 15, battery, 2900 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer responded to a fight between neighbors over the
trespass of one neighbor's dog on the other neighbor's
property. The officer advised the neighbors to stay on
their side of the duplex, keep the dog fenced and not
aggravate each other further.
Later another officer was called to the scene due to
a disturbance between the same neighbors who were
standing in the driveway screaming profanities at each
other. He warned them that any further disturbance
would be met with arrest.
Oct. 16, found property, 600 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported a large floating metal
raft was up against his seawall. The officer contacted
Meisner Construction Company and was advised it lost
the equipment from the area of the Skyway bridge and
would respond to pick it up.
Oct. 17, animal, 5800 block of Holmes Boule-


vard. The officer responded to a report of a vicious dog,
and the dog jumped into the officer's lap when he
opened the door to his vehicle. The officer noted the
dog was very friendly. He returned the dog to its owner.
Oct. 19, service, 700 block of Manatee Avenue.
The complainant reported a large iguana along the road
near Kingfish Ramp. A check of lost pets was negative.
The iguana was not found.
Oct. 19, assist Florida Highway Patrol, Manatee
Avenue bridge. The officer responded to a vehicle ac-
cident in which the vehicle went into the water near the
top of the bridge. The Coast Guard responded and re-
moved the white female subject from the water and
transported her to Blake Hospital.
Oct. 19, disturbance, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock. The officer responded to the Dry Dock and
spoke to the complainant who was described as very
intoxicated. The complainant said he got into a fight
after someone jumped him and he was stabbed. He then


told other versions of the events.
Witnesses said the complainant was picking on an
intoxicated subject, they got into a fight, a glass was
broken and the complainant was cut. EMS responded
to check the complainant's wound.
Oct. 20, burglary, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The com-
plainant, an employee, reported he lives across the street
and saw two white males go into the store. The alarm
sounded. One subject went behind the counter, and one
stayed in the front of the store. A few minutes later they
ran out the door with what appeared to be a case of beer.
The district supervisor responded and found a safe
containing 27 books of lottery tickets missing. The safe
was valued at $350 and the purchase value of the tick-
ets was $8,100, said the report.
One suspect was described as having shoulder length
hair and wearing a red baseball cap. The other subject was
described as thin, approximately 5-foot, 10 inches tall,
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Ecotourism, both here and south of the border


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
I'm just back from four days in Acapulco watching
the sun set on another horizon. The Hawaiians call west-
ern coasts the Kona coasts, and they are greatly favored.
Living on the west coast of Florida, we can under-
stand why.
Like the United States, Mexico is finally coming to
understand that tourists will pay big bucks for what's
called "ecotourism." So, at no little expense, the
grounds of the hotel where I was staying were popu-
lated with a few examples of birds no longer living in
the wild around Acapulco.
The pelicans are long gone, victims of the chemi-
cals still sprayed every evening in great, billowing
clouds. Wading birds are scarce and, frankly, you
won't catch me eating the local shellfish.
On a more positive note, the 480 acres of hotel
grounds are watered (and fertilized) with treated waste-
water that used to be dumped into either Acapulco Bay
or the Pacific Ocean. Both money on supplies along
with wear and tear on the environment are saved.
That gives the hotel a better financial and environ-
mental bottom line, both short and long term.
But to tell you the truth, it was really nice to get
back to our birds not to mention a sense of steward-
ship of the environment found here. But then we're so
very rich compared to the citizens of Mexico.
One Mexican story and we'll move on.

Turtle savers, Mexican style
Kemp Ridley turtles are among the rarest in the
world, and thousands of them nest every year on the
beaches south of Acapulco. Every year, up until now,
turtle rustlers would come to the beaches, capture the
turtles and steal the eggs.
Under intense pressure from conservation groups
such as those in rich countries like ours, the Mexican
government finally hit upon what I think is a typically
Mexican solution.
It hired the thieves.
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full-time turtle wardens. It also paid them enough to
keep them honest.
So where does the money come from? (That's the
first thing a good Republican wants to know.) Get this.
Turns out that it comes from the very people who want
the turtles to be saved. They pay.
Yes indeed, if you love turtles you can go to
Mexico and watch them lay eggs on the beach. You can
help gather the eggs for storage in nice, safe nurseries.
(I know the state of Florida says that's old-fashioned,
but Mexico is third world, after all.)
Several international conservation organizations
oversee the operations, of course, and the money you
pay to volunteer eventually goes to pay the local turtle
wardens. Sure it's a protection racket of sorts, but of a
sort that works.
It saves turtles.
Now what if we were to hire some of those unem-
ployed gill netters to be wardens of our waters? Think
about that. Here's betting that, like the highway patrol,
the tickets they write would easily pay their salaries.

Cortez on the move?
Speaking of unemployed gill netters, some inter-
esting things may be getting underway in Cortez. Thus
far, thinking is centering on a building called Sailors
Haven. Family home of now Bradenton Mayor Bill
Evers, Sailors Haven has also been a bar, pool hall and


a gas station over the years.
The building is located at Cortez Road at 124th St.
Evers has donated the building and land to the Cortez
Village Historical Society.
Karen Bell of the A.P. Bell Fish Company tells me
the historical groups in Cortez are also looking at the
old schoolhouse, until recently the home of artist Rob-
ert Sailors. He died this past July.
Just to keep things a bit confused, that property is
referred to as Sailors Estate.
So groups such as the historical society and the
Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage (FISH) are won-
dering what they can do with ecotourism. Perhaps a
modest start would involve starting walking and bi-
cycle tours of old Cortez from Sailors Haven.
Sure it's modest, but it's a start.
I've mentioned in this column before that Cortez
would be a great spot for a Florida Maritime Museum.
We don't have one, and it's surely something that
would attract "the right kind" of visitors. People not
expecting an amusement park, and in fact, not wanting
an amusement park.
But big projects can start small and Cortez cer-
tainly has a built-in attraction for visitors with its his-
tory and beauty.
Now it's up to all of us to watch, help where we
can, and trust in the good taste of fellow man to appre-
ciate the real, warm and very, very human Cortez.
See you next week.


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Hustlers 2-6-1
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LaPensee Plumbing 2-4-2


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Island Animal Clinic 3-1-1 10
Uncle Dan's Place 3-2-1 10
Joe's Eats & Sweets 3-2-0 9
Ben Webb Landscaping 1-4-1 4
Island Pest Control 0-3-3 3
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Kingfish should start to run any day now


By Capt Mike Heistand
With the first season's cold front passing through
last weekend, fishing should start to get even better off
the Island. Backwater fishers are reporting lots of
snook and redfish action. Offshore, kingfish are ex-
pected to start to show any time now.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said snook action
is the best bet there, featuring his wife, Karen, and her
29 1/2-inch snook Sunday morning and Patrick
Cogan's pair of 26- and 25-pounders. Congratulations
to both! Other pier action includes all kind of black
drum, mackerel and redfish.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fish-
ers there are catching redfish, serious-sized mackerel
and sheepshead as well as linesiders.
Toni at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the six-
hour trip averaged 80 head of porgies, lane snapper,
Key West grunts, vermilion snapper and red and black
grouper. The nine-hour trip averaged 28 head of man-
grove snapper, black grouper and porgies.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's been
catching a lot of snook, but they've generally been
small with the occasional keeper thrown in. Redfish
action has been good and should get even better this
week in the wake of the weekend's cold front. He's


By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Station Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Oct. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a sailing vessel that had
broken loose from its mooring near the Cortez Bridge.
Station Cortez launched a boat and re-anchored the
vessel.
Oct. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an adrift 18-foot Hobie Cat
catamaran adrift at Bean Point Station Cortez launched
a boat and towed the vessel to shore.
Oct. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report shortly after midnight from a
resident that a flare had been sighted near Anna Maria
Island. Station Cortez launched a boat and conducted
a grid search with negative results. The search was re-
sumed at first light, again with negative results. It was
determined that the flare was launched from shore.
Oct. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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also catching lots of Spanish mackerel in the Gulf,
bluefish up to six pounds, lots of yellowtail jacks and
cobia.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said he's
heard of good snook catches by wade fishers. Boaters
are catching lots of redfish around the mangrove is-
lands as well as some nice-sized trout.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's been putting his char-
ters onto some big black fin tuna, red and black grou-
per, mangrove and lane snapper and expects the king-
fish run to start any day now.
Capt. Rick Gross said his best catches for the
week were snook and reds.
On my boat Magic we've caught several redfish
and trout plus some 22-inch flounder.
Capt. Tom Chaya said linesiders and reds com-
prised most of his catches last week.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's been get-
ting very good reports of very nice-sized snook being
caught around the Island. Redfish are still plentiful and
flounder are starting to make a better showing now that
the water is cooling. Offshore, kingfish should start to
hit any day now, and there are still a lot of Spanish
mackerel around.
Good luck and good fishing.


Gasparilla Sound. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
18089123 responded and towed the vessel to port.
Oct. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel on fire seven miles
west of St. Petersburg Beach. Station Cortez launched
a boat and located two 700-foot-long freighters with
their deck lights on, giving the appearance of a vessel
on fire.
Oct. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez assisted Coast Guard St. Petersburg in a search
for a person in the water. The owner's boat was found
aground at Mullet Key with the engine still running. No
one was found, and the search is pending.
Oct. 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from 911 of a motor vehicle
in the water near the Anna Maria Island Bridge at
Manatee Avenue. Station Cortez launched a boat, re-
moved the driver from the car, treated the victim for
hypothermia and transferred her to a waiting emer-
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or Ed Golden, 366-5731, ext 42.
A Harvest Hayride will be held at G.T. Bray
Park, off of the 51st Street entrance, from Satur-
day, Oct. 28, through Tuesday, Oct. 31, begin-
ning at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature
an old-fashioned hayride through the park, food
and music, and a haunted house for people 13
years of age and older. Cost: $3 adult/$l.50 chil-
dren ages 3 to 10. Information: 746-7117.
The American Littoral Society is hosting a
beach walk and wade on Thursday, Oct. 26, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. Participants are to meet at City Island
Park next to the radio station to meet their tour guide
Peggy Williams, naturalist. Cost $3 members/$5
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103 11th St S, Bradenton Beach, a ground level 1,376
sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1946 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 9/22/95, Lucas to Nelson, for $110,000; list
$119,500.
117 7th St S, Bradenton Beach, 5 Bay View Ter-
race, a 570 sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in 1973, was
sold 9/18/95, Therrien to Gelinas, for $55,000; list
unknown.
213 Lakeview, Anna Maria, a ground level 998 sfla
2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1972 on a 70x110 lot,
was sold 9/18/95, Cowen to Carr & Brisson, for
$119,500; list unknown.
3701 E Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 9 Sunbow Bay I,
an 1,800 sfla 4bed/2&1/2bath/lcar townhouse condo
built in 1978, was sold 9/19/95, Sabo to Westhoff, for
$121,500; list $134,900.
3805 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 21 Sunbow Bay II,
an elevated 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979,
was sold 9/18/95, Moore to Zupncic, for $85,000; list
$87,500.




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nished end villa. Glassed lanai, deck/awning. 510
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501 Key Royile Dr., Holmes Beach, an 1,800 sfla
elevated canal front 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1991 on a 95x135 lot, was sold 9/18/95, Borababy to
Sieberg, for $170,000; list $199-179,900.
510 71st St., Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 1,223 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on
a 95x92 lot, was sold 9/18/95, Harris to Heger, for
$168,000; list unknown.
514 75th St., Holmes Beach, a somewhat elevated
canal front 2,552 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath home built in
1985 on a 90x130 lot, was sold 9/19/95, Rice to
Dunnigan, for $275,000; list $329,000.
530 77th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 1,887 sfla 3bed/2bath/pool home built in 1950 on
a 111x210x163 lot, was sold 9/18/95, Gaterud to
Johnson, for $356,000; list $375,000.
807 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, an elevated 2,808 sfla
3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1980 on a 100x67 lot,
was sold 9/18/95, Cohen to Wilson, for $239,000; list
$242,500.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1995.


DIRECT GULFVIEWS
From this recently remodeled 2BR/2BA beachfront, el-
evated home. Must see to appreciate. Property is
fenced. $240,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
JUST LISTED TOWNHOUSE: Directly overlooking
large pool. Boat dock available 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths.
Walk to Palma Sola beaches and minutes to Gulf
beaches. Mexican tile, first floor. $62,500. Stan Will-
iams 795-4537.
TWO TO CHOOSE FROM: New construction! Two
homes side by side 3BR/2BA homes just one block
from one of Anna Maria's finest beaches. Vaulted ceilings,
overhead fans, whirlpool tub, large porch, convenient loca-
tion. Priced from $174,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
DIRECT GULF FRONT: Large turnkey furnished top
floor 3BR/2BA unit in the preferred section of Holmes
Beach. Enjoy outstanding Gulf views for just $189,000.
Call Ken Rickett 778-03026.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING: Can be divided into 5
units if desired. Building located in center of Holmes
Beach. Over 3,000 sq. ft. two-story building. Great vis-
ibility. $279,000. Stan Williams 795-4537.


Privateers elect officers
The Anna Maria Island Privateers new officers
are: John Swager, president; Rick Maddox, vice presi-
dent; Grant Beer, secretary; Norm McKelvey, trea-
surer; Al Wallace, captain; and Will Stokes, liaison.


Open House 525 Loquat, Anna Maria
Sunday, October 29 1 to 4 pm
Beautiful 5BR/4BA canal home. Screened porch
overlooks pool area. Seawalled canal with dock
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reputation, profitable.
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expansion.
* BIKE-GIFT SHOP: 22 years in same location, lots of souvenir-gift
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Realty news
At Island Real Estate, Tom Nelson was the firm's
top seller and Rebecca Samler was its top listing agent
for the month of September.
Karin Stephan was The Prudential Florida Realty
Island office's top seller for the month of September
with Carol Heinze as its top lister.
At Wedebrock Real Estate Co., Mary
Wickersham and Cindy English were its top listers and
Gary LaFlamme was the top sales agent for September.
Neal & Neal Realtors announced top seller for the
month of August at its Anna Maria Island office was Paul
Martin. The office's top lot lister was Dick Maher. Rose
Schnoeer was top producer and lead the office in Septem-
ber listings.


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"A native of Chicago, III., Nick enjoys all of the
good things Florida offers, plus the special joy of
six grandchildren close by. As a graduate of
DeVry Institute, he also attended Northwestern
University to help fulfill his desire to excel in the art
of communications and marketing. Many years of
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him as their national spokesperson in television
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Zenith gained market share to become Number
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Wed., 10/25 Arsenals vs. Troopers 6 p.m.
Hustlers vs. Lightning 6:35 p.m.
Mon., 10/30 Lightning vs. Arsonals 6 p.m.
Hustlers vs. Troopers 6:35 p.m.
First team listed is home team.

Division 1, 11-13 year olds
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wed., 10/25 Island Real Estate vs. Mr. Bones
Thurs., 10/26 Mr. Bones vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Tues., 10/31 Galati Marine vs. Island Real Estate
First team listed is home team.

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3101 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217


Division 2, 8-10 year olds
All games begin at 6 p.m.
Wed., 10/25 Island Pest Control vs. Dowling Park
Thurs., 10/26 Island Animal Clinic vs. Ben Webb
Landscaping
Tues., 10/31 Uncle Dan's Place vs. Island Pest
Control
First team listed is home team.

Division 3, 5-7 year olds
Thurs., 10/26 Longboat Observer vs. B&M Heating
& Cooling, 6 p.m.
Beach Barn vs. Air & Energy, 7 p.m.
Tues., 10/31 Holmes Beach Mini Storage vs. B&M
Heating & Cooling, 6 p.m.
School For Const. Play vs. Longboat
Observer, 7 p.m.
First team listed is home team.


BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
REAL ESTATE

S ,WAGNER REALTY 6
/_' 778-2246
S (800) 211-2323









CANALFRONT HOME newly repainted. French
doors from downstairs bedroom & family room to
inground pool. Upstairs Master suite w/fireplace and
separate entrance leading to canal and pool area.
3BD/3BA, cozy kitchen w/plenty of cabinets and
counter space. Seawall, dock and davits. #66744.
$315,000. Call Michael Advocate, eves at 778-0608.
GREAT LAKE VIEW from this spacious unit in an at-
tractive complex. 2BD/2BA with huge walk-in closets.
Close to shopping. Pets welcome. #66735. $52,000.
Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-9246.
QUALITY THROUGHOUT 3BD/3BA home with many
upgrades. Fireplace, wet bar, cathedral ceilings, large
closets and separate cedar clothing storage. Close to
clubs, tennis, golf and in a convenient location. #101795.
$124,900. Call Don Pampuch, eves at 778-3111.


FLORIDA "CRACKER" HOUSE 2BD/
1BA, garage and guest quarters. 50' of
Gulf frontage. #DY64092. $450,000.
KEY ROYAL 2BD/2BA w/boat dock
and room for pool or addition.
#DY64352. $215,000.
OLD FLORIDA CLASSIC 3BD/2.5BA
on Ig. lot. Walk to Palma Sola Bay.
#65759. $187,500.
6 VILLA MOTEL: 18% ROI.
#DY63227. $420,000.
ISLAND RESTAURANT beach view/
high traffic visibility plus 2BD apart-
ment. #DY52792. $450,000.


T. Dolly Young
REALTOF/IMS
Leading Edge Society
778-5427


TOUR OF HOMES
Sunday October 29, 1995
1 -4 pm
4255 Gulf Dr. #21, Holmes Beach ... $119,900
Island Village. 2BR/2BA condo, view of Bay. Elfi
Starrett 798-9716 eves.
211 N. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach... $274,900
Custom built 3BR/2.5BA tri-level home on wide
canal. Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5616 Gulf Dr., #206, Holmes Beach $174,900
Gulf Shores. 2BR/2BA direct Gulf front condo.
John Michaels 779-1101 eves.
6500 Flotilla Dr., #186, Holmes Beach $149,900
Westbay Point & Moorings. 2BR/2BA condo, Bay
view plus boat slip. Gene Rossano 778-2615 eves.
607 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach $395,000
Stunning refurbished 2BR/2BA home on the
Bayou. Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
504 67th St., Holmes Beach .............$269,000
2BR/2BA + den home on a wide canal. Clarke
Williams 778-1718 eves.
405 63rd St., Holmes Beach ...............$84,000
2BR/2BA furnished villa with one-car garage.
Ed Fisher 778-0290 eves.
116 White Ave., Holmes Beach ........$350,000
2BR home plus 1BR/1BA apartment, steps to
beach. Bill Allen 778-1620 eves.
522 Pine Ave. #8A, Anna Maria ..........$85,000
2BR/1BA furnished condo, steps to beach and
Bay. Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
264 Gladiolus, Anna Maria ...............$165,500
2BR/1.5BA elevated home. Short walk to beach.
John Poag 778-5877 eves.
875 Audubon Dr., Bradenton .............$89,900
Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA 1st floor condo.
Lakefront. Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
1021 63rd St. W., Bradenton ..........$104,995
Village Green. 4BR/2BA home, corner lot. Judy
Duncan 778-1589 eves.
6934 Arbor Oaks Circle, Bradenton $148,900
3BR/2.5BA 2 story home, open and spacious.
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
920 59th St. W., Bradenton............... $99,900
Spanish Park. 3BR/2BA home, neat and clean.
Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.


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IMPERIAL HOUSE
friendly Gulf to Bay community
with a heated pool, clubhouse,
private fishing dock and Gulf ac-
cess. Turnkey furnished.
#634998. $79,000.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR5/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
ISLAND PARADISE luxuriously furnished 2 and 3 bed-
room condos on the Gulf. $289,000.
KEY ROYAL 3BD/3BA, pool, canal with boat dock. Per-
fect investment. #63811. $445,000.
DUPLEX 2BD/1 BA and carport each side. 1/2 block to
beach. #65582. $198,000.
CONCORD LANE 3BD/3BA, turnkey furnished. Caged
private pool. #64666. $279,000.
PERICO BAY 3BD/3BA beautiful upstairs unit with
many upgrades. Pool and tennis courts and overlooks
Palma Sola Bay. #59052. $186,000.
Karin Stephan
REALTOR* E PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche Deutsch
Office: 941-778-0766
Mobile: 941-350-5844 Fax: 941- 778-3035

Caluo rcueaddson opn


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS Li
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SOFA BED Black, two cushion sofa folds-out to double
bed. 1 1/2 years old. Hardly used, $230. Kenmore
Electric Stove. Used 6 months. Like new, original price
$550, yours for $250. 779-1101.
HITCHING POST Cast iron. Purchased at Ziern's An-
tiques, St. Louis, MO. 45 years old. $900. 778-2511.
PATIO TABLE 4 caster chairs, chaise, chair, ottoman,
small table. Gray pipe with striped cushions, like new.
$300 792-9283.
SIMMONS WHITE CRIB 280C mattress w/changing
table & toy box. $275. Baby jogger $40. Gerry Baby
Backpack, $200. Mint. 778-0311.
PROFESSIONAL B&W Darkroom equipment. Have al-
most everything. Divorce sale. All excellent condition.
Call, make offer. Bob 778-3024.
IN-LINE SKATES, Roller Derby BX5000. Men's size 7.
Over $230 new. Almost new wheels. Very fast. Asking
$120.778-7978.
FUJI 21 SPEED BIKE, small frame. $100. 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


HUGE CARPORT SALE 3 family. Toys & lots of good
things. 2507 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach. Sat., Oct. 28,
8 to 4 & Sun., Oct 29, 8 to 2.
MULTI-FAMILY Household items, some appliances,
baseball'cards, much misc. 526 56th St., Holmes
Beach. Sat., Oct. 28. 8 to noon.
GARAGE SALE 6041 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat
Key. Fri., Oct. 27 & Sat., Oct. 28. 8 to 3. Furniture, lin-
ens, glassware, China, etc.
HOUSEHOLD REDUCTION SALE Sat., Oct. 28. 9 to
1. 519 77th St., Holmes Beach. Xmas tree, chairs,
swivel recliner, desk, shelves, books, misc. $1 to $125.
THE ONE YOU been waiting for! 4 families, appli-
ances, household stuff, clothes, furniture. 105 79th St.,
Holmes Beach. Sat., Oct. 28. 8 to 1.
NO TRICKS, ONLY TREATS at this sale! Rain or
shine. Sat., Oct. 28. 8 to 3. Appliances, books, cloth-
ing, some furniture, more and more. 3017 Ave. E,
Holmes Beach.
THE ROSER CHURCH MISSION COMMITTEE will hold
a yard sale on Sat., Oct. 28., 8 to 1, at Roser Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Find your treasure among the
small appliances, dinnerware, glasses, mugs, toys, knick
knacks and brick a brac that will be displayed.


SAT., OCT. 28, 9 to 12. Small desk, lamps, flatware and
other kitchen and household items, pictures, books, etc.
Some European articles and antiques. 410 Poinsettia,
Anna Maria.
MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., Oct. 28., only. Furni-
ture, crafts, clothing and much more. 216A No. Harbor Dr.,
Holmes Beach. (Next to school and basketball court.)
MOVING. LOTS of odds and ends. 102 17th St. N.,
Bradenton Beach. Sat., Oct. 28., 9 to ?

MOVING SALE. Entire house contents. Sat., Oct. 28.,
and Sun., Oct. 29., 10 to 3. 423 62nd St., Holmes
Beach. Seaside Gardens.


FOUND. WHITE GOLD wedding ring. Inscription, Nov.
1972.778-4246.

AEROBICS & MORE. Offering low impact aerobics,
step aerobics, muscle toning with weights, relaxation &
stretching exercises. Silver Community Center, 23rd &
Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. For info call Geri Travis.
779-2129.

NEEDED donations to the legal fund of Save Anna Maria,
Inc. $20,000 eamed so far has been used to get the bridge
hearing assigned. Help pay for the attomey, experts and
exhibits needed at the anti-mega bridge hearing sched-
uled for Nov. 27. Thousands needed. Send your tax de-
ductible donation to: Save Anna Maria, Inc., P.O. Box 906,
Anna Maria, FL 34216. Info: 778-5405.
FREE INFORMATION Vitamins, minerals, herbs, antioxi-
dants, ammo acids and supplements. Discounted prices.
Quality assured. 100% guaranteed. 1-800-699-8975.


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


1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
1990.
BOAT SLIP for rent. 778-7039.
WANTED TO RENT. Slip or Dockage for 23 ft. boat.
779-1002.


WAGNER1 I2EALTY since 1939

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R 2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
r Phone (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
C [Call Toll free in the U.S. 1-800-21 1-2323


ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FINEST COMPLEX Spec-
tacular views, wide sandy walking beach, heated pool
and spa, secured elevator lobby, covered parking, Old
Florida architecture with quality construction. Priced at
$189,500. Call Dave Moynihan.










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


LAGOON VIEW from this 1BR/1BA Runaway Bay unit
with washer/dryer, extra closet space, all new appli-
ances and close to the pool. Across the street from the
beach, second home or great rental with on-site rental
management all for $78,900. Call Ed Oliveira.



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THE BEST IMPERIAL HOUSE HAS TO OFFER -
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit with new carpet and
breakfast bar. Walk-in shower. Low maintenance fee.
Move in condition. Priced at $99,000. Call Ed Oliveira.


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Dave Moynihan .......778-7976 Ed Oliveira ............ 778-1751 Suzanne Georgia....... 755-1576
Bill Alexander..........778-0609 Jackie Jerome .......... 792-3226


ISLAND DRIFTER. 30 ft. pontoon boat with enclosed
rest room. Available for private and personalized char-
ters with Capt. Al Bentley. 778-4597.
OFFSHORE SPORT FISHING with Capt. Roy Salgado
aboard charter boat "Let's Go". Half and full day trips.
Catch grouper, snapper, tuna, kingfish, cobia and much
more. Call 779-2178. "Let's Go."
G.M. 400 C.I.D. 275 H.P. marine inboard engine com-
plete. Ready to install. 300 hrs. since new. Fresh water
cooled. Manifolds, raw water pump, heat exchanger,
starter & alternator. 1 yr. since new. Still in boat. will
demonstrate. $500 firm. New blue back to back lounge,
sleeper, seats. 30 in. storage bases. $150 pair. 779-
2807, after 5 pm.


WANTED. PART TIME housekeepers. Starting pay,
$5.25. Please call 778-6671.
SALES CLERK FOR Albritton Fruit Co. Located at
4016 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key. Lifting req.,
some Saturdays. $5.00 hr. Apply in person ,Mon. to
Fri., 9:30 to 3 pm.


NEED HELP?
"CALL WITH CONFIDENCE" Manatee Home Compan-
ions. We offer experience/dependability, and quality
care. We help in assisting people to stay in the comfort
of their own home. Companions, sitters, live-ins,
dementia caregivers, housekeepers, reasonable rates.
Call 941-750-6649.

AFFORDABLE PRIVATE DUTY home health care. 10
years experience with local references. State of Florida
Department of HRS certified. 798-3393.

LADY WITH NURSING BACKGROUND seeking
companion/take charge position on Anna Maria. Can
work flexible hours. Overnight assignment consid-
ered. 924-8802.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads and service adver-
tising! Deadline for Wednesday's paper is Monday
noon. Call 778-7978 for information.



JULIE McCLURE

C 4,, Estate And
SHousehold
Sales

--i. Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

SConsultations

My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


GULFSTREAM REALTY
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ISLAND HOME + APARTMENT
2 bedroom, 2 bath, family room, and an adorable 1 bed-
room apartment for visitors, "Mom", or rental income.
Beautifully landscaped with lots of foliage and flowers.
Very close to beach. Quiet north Holmes Beach neighbor-
hood. Freshly painted and in excellent condition. Offered
turnkey furnished for $195,000.
call
Y vonne Higgins
0] 7 Y0- REALTOR
C{V 778-7777 1-800-318-5752

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

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.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.

DESIGN 2000 FOR HAIR. Offering excellence in hair
design and color expertise. We invite you to experience
the finest in personal service. North end of LBK at 6400
Gulf of Mexico Dr. 387-9807, evenings by appointment.

DOLPHIN PRESCHOOL Limited spaces available for
our 2, 3 or 5 day program. Small classes guaranteed.
778-2967.

MUSIC LESSONS in your home. Guitar, piano, bass,
keyboard or sax. Chicago transplant. New to area. $50
monthly. 778-6073.
SCREENED TOPSOIL Small and large deliveries, bulk
discounts. E.g.: 5 yards delivered $75. Mike 356-1404
or 355-8575.
WANT RESULTS? "B" Fit. Specialized weight/aerobic
work-outs in your home. Certified trainers with RN on
staff. Call beeper #303-1315.
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs, lawn & yard.
Thorough & careful. References. Peter 778-8436.
'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential & com-
mercial cleaning. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Spruce up for the season. Licensed, bonded,
references. Beverly 778-1945.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED- The best news in town and the
best results from classified ads and service advertising!
The very best Gulf views
from your own top floor
of Anna Maria's finest
.,on- d' condominium,
Martinique. Exquisitely,
newly furnished living
room Tastefully deco-
-rated. Luxurious ce-
ramic floors. Light &
bright. Ready to offer
you comfort in style with
2BR/2BA. Garage, storage. Lobby security, elevator, heated pool,
tennis, large clubhouse with kitchen and cabana. All for $189,900.
Call T. Dolly Young, Realtor. Aft. Hrs. 778-5427
The Prudential Florida Realty 778-0766


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CNA COMPANION Willing to cook, clean, run errands,
chauffeur, massage, monitor medication. Reliable,
quality care. References. Call Vicki 779-1099.
DOLPHIN CLEANING and Maintenance. All types of
cleaning. Homes, condos, offices, apartments, house
for sale prep., move in and out, post construction. Free
estimates. References on and off the island. Call Rick.
778-2864. "We do windows."
COMPUTER CREATIONS: Hardware and software
consulting, training, troubleshooting, backups, audits,
data entry, custom printing and other computer services
available. Call 778-9271 anytime.

THE PERFECTIONIST -Will clean offices, rentals, and
homes the way they should be cleaned. Interior paint-
ing also. Call Sharon at 778-0064.


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.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
odorizing. 794-1278.
PRO-CLEAN professional carpet & furniture cleaning.
See the difference with our powerful mobile cleaning plant.
Quick-dry system. Satisfaction guaranteed. 779-1422.


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.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT FAST in the Islander Bystander.


SLANDER



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connected to
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and vacation
nmodations.


1.800.469.4852
or 941.387.9709


Leasing, Property Management & Sales
3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228


195 "


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.
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 778-5617.

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

SEAWALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, erosion con-
trol, commercial diving, boatlift dock/davit repair, UV
dock sealing. Licensed/insured. Local references. Call
Cliff 779-2522.
HANDYMAN WILL TAKE CARE of all those annoying
household repairs, painting, etc. Dependable. Excellent
references, free estimates. Call Mike. 778-0504.
LANDSCAPING Lawn work, light hauling. Tree work,
no tree too big or small. Odd jobs of any kind. Call
778-3089 anytime.
WINDOW A/C AND CENTRAL A/C repair. American
Cooling and Heating. 747-7328. Christian owned and
operated. Free second opinions on new units.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new homes,
alterations, additions. Free estimates, design service,
quality, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450. (941) 795-1947.


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PEDDLING FOR
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Then call the Real Estate
* Professional willing to go the
"Extra Mile" for you!
When you demand excellence
Sin Real Estate Service
BUYING OR SELLING


RICHARD FREEMAN
REALTOR. REACH RICHARD FOR RESULTS!!

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NORTH END DUPLEX!
This duplex located on the north end of Anna Maria of-
fers 2BR/1BA each side and is just steps to the beach.
This rare property is a wonderful investment opportu-
nity at just $172,000. Call Pat Jackson eves 778-3301
or Ken Jackson eves 778-6986.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drtve P O Box 717 *AnnraMald, FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP OF-
FICEI THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and profes-
sional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows we are long
established ISLAND offices!


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JUST REDUCEDI Unique Island business with two re-
tail/office locations. 5 storage garages/workshops &
rental apartment. Offers opportunity to work at home
plus additional income from rent. Reduced to $250,0001
Call Marie Franklin.


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9e85 Gdfs 0*lD- PO Box S35 An M.ul. FImld. 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895 sq.ft.
under roof home including caged pool. Unique origami
roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.


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S Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
S877 1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778134AND SATISFACTION

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


O0Temporary Health Care
Companion & Private Duty Nursing
HOME HOSPITAL NURSING HOME
Licensed 794-1086 Bonded



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



REMODELING

ADDITIONS
XACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399

Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
LOCKS & SECURITY
LOCKED OUT? Deffenbaugh
HOME AUTO "Professional Excellence"
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS & EXTERIOR
Installed Rekeyed Repaired RESIDENTIAL
Bonded Licensed Insured &
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat COMMERCIAL
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE- We repair popcom ceilings.
RADIO DISPATCHED Serving the Islands Since 1969.
SPECIALTY KEYS Licensed and Insured
LUGGAGE REPAIRS
By Appointment 778-5594 778-5594 778-3468


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We clean and wax everything for one low price.
Everything is included for $85 on a normal
size car. Top to bottom, ashtray to engine! Hand
wash, buff, seal and polish, vacuum, Armorall,
dress rims and tires, shampoo interior, satin-
black under-carriage. Even the engine is cleaned
and silicone protected. Our complete mobile
service means no one has to drive your car. We
come to you. By appointment,
at your convenience, home or office.
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ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

DECEMBER ONLY! Fully furnished beach cottage.
1 BR/1BA, private lot and parking. $325 weekly includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.

BEACH RENTALS Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals
available on the beach. Call Debbie Thrasher 941-778-
2055 at Prudential Florida Realty, 5340-1 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able weekly through October at $300. 778-2832.

SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
EFFICIENCIES from $140/wk for one person, from
$175/wk for two. Excellent off-season vacation and tem-
porary re-location rates until 12/15/95. Haley's Motel,
8102 Gulf, Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
ANNUAL MODERN HB duplex, 2BR/2BA, appliances,
large storage, 1 block to beach. No dogs. $750/mo plus
$1,000 security. 778-9689.
ANNA MARIA 513 Bayveiw. 3BR/2BA canalfront. An-
nual lease. $1600 plus electric. Turnkey furnished plus
other amenities. 778-5793.
CANAL FRONT 2BR/1BA duplex. Turnkey. Available
Nov. 1st until April. To see or for rates call 778-5793.
1BR APARTMENT across the street from beach. $550/
mo plus electric. Pirate Pete's 2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton
Beach. 778-5035.
2BR/1BA HOME across from beach, furnished com-
pletely, water, cable, garbage pick-up included. $600/
mo. available Sept., Oct. & Nov. No pets. Security. Call
collect 219-772-3904 evenings after 7:00, 778-9154.

ANNUAL Unfurnished spacious 2BR/2BA. All appli-
ances, central AC, garage, deck, quiet area, steps to
beach. $750 mo. 6902 Holmes Blvd. Gulf-Bay Realty.
778-7244.

SEASON'S BEST BUY! Book while you can. Charming
1 BR/1 BA apartment with pool, steps to beach. $1,600/
mo or less before Jan. 1 Gulf -Bay Realty 778-7244.
HELP! We need rental listings! Anna Maria has been
discovered. If you want A-1 quality property manage-
ment service, please call us.. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244.
SEASONAL. EXQUISITE 3BR/3BA condo,. Designer
decor. Available now til Mar. 1. North Beach Village.
From $1800. mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2 & 3BR rentals. Unfurnished $625
& $850 mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Anna Maria Re-
alty, Inc. 778-2259.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1 BR/1BA direct Gulf front units.
2 & 3BR homes on or near the Gulf. $1,000 $2500 mo.
Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors. 778-0770.
SEASONAL West Bay Cove, Sun Plaza, Martinique and
River Oaks. Please call T. Dolly Young, Prudential
Florida Realty, 778-0766.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1.5BA totally re-
furbished 1/2 duplex. French doors lead to large, beauti-
fully landscaped and maintained fenced-in backyard. $750
mo. 1st, last & security. Small pet allowed. 778-0241.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 1/2 block to beach.
Large 2BR/1BA with use of rear yard from living room
(ground level). Well maintained and landscaped. $650
mo. 1st, last & security. No pets. 778-0241.

VACATION IN FLORIDA! 3 houses from Gulf beach.
2BR/2BA, Florida room. Completely furnished duplex
apt., ground level, central H/A, open Jan., March & April
1996. Call Betty Cole (941) 779-1213/FAX (941) 778-
8600 or write PO. Box 246, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
BEACH FRONT 3BR/2BA/2 car garage, furnished. Pri-
vate beach with the best view. $2,850 mo. Anna Maria.
778-9252.
WATERFRONT 4BR/3BR w/pool and davits. View of
bay. Lawn & pool service included. Furnished. $2,100
mo. 778-9252.


FULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, 50ft Vagabond mobile
home. Trailer Estates. 55 & over age restricted. $350
month includes water/sewer, trash & cable. Renter pays
phone & propane. Discounted rent for single occupancy.
778-6673.

LOVELY ANNA MARIA ground level home. 2BR/1.5BA
furnished, block to beach, bicycles, no pets/smokers.
Available thru Dec. 813-685-2495.
BEAUTIFUL BAY FRONT 2BR/1 BA furnished with deep
water dock. 794-5980.
BRADENTON BEACH across street from public beach.
Fumished 2BR/1BA. Annual $795 mo. Seasonal $1250.
mo. plus electric. 778-5458 or 798-9099.

NEED A HOUSE SITTER? Or would it be nice to have
someone there to lend a helping hand now and then?
A Christian young lady who is employed, responsible,
well organized, single, white, a non-smoker/non-drinker,
would like to share your home. She will keep the house
very clean, loves to cook, will care for your children (if
applicable), etc. Call Sharon. 778-0064.

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR furnished condo, bayfront
pool. Steps to beach, gulf and bay. Views, near shopping
and restaurants, laundry. Available now. 778-6724.
GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, Anna Maria city. Fully fur-
nished and newly decorated by professional. 3BR/1BA,
family, laundry, carport. March and April. $1750. mo.
(941) 778-7068.
RELIABLE, PROFESSIONAL WOMAN seeks yearly
rental. Will trade my executive secretarial and computer
skills or assistance to elderly or informed person/couple
in exchange for rent. References. 778-7720 or write:
JMD, P.O. Box 1607, Bradenton, FL. 34206.
100% RENT TO OWN! Upscale 3BR/2BA, no stairs,
deeded private beach. Great winter neighbors. Fire-
place, wet bar, carport, garage, nice landscaping, sea-
sonal $800 $2,300 mo. 110 81st, Holmes Beach. 813-
254-4949.
FOR RENT ANNUAL one bedroom, fully furnished
apartment, cable T.V., chair lift. Near city pier, Anna
Maria city. For rates and to view, call only 4:30 to 6:30
pm. daily. No Sunday calls please. 778-4543.


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MARTINQUE CONDO Direct Gulf front, 2BR/2BA.
Ready for Nov. and Dec. $4,000. No deposit. Includes
electric and local calls only. Money must be up front.
(813) 884-0222.
1BR/1 BA APT. for the individual desiring peace and quiet
within steps to the beach. Furn. or unfurn. $525 to $550
including water, trash, laundry. 778-2864 or 778-4854.
ANNA MARIA COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA annual $700 mo. plus
utilities. No pets. Carla Price, Smith, Realtors, 778-0770.
2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED, upstairs apt. Recently refur-
bished. $650 mo. plus utilities, annual. Call Carla Price,
Smith, Realtors. 778-0770.
1 BR/1 BA PARTIALLY furnished unit, 2 pools, gulf front
complex.. $650 mo plus electricity and phone. Call
Carla Price, Smith, Realtors. 778-0770.
WANTED TO RENT Feb. 10 to Feb. 24. Gulf Dr. area,
Anna Maria. Non-smoker, no pets, no small children.
(518) 293-8298. collect.
ON THE BEACH Annual or seasonal. Spacious 2BR/
2BA condo available Jan. 96. Pool, tennis, elevator,
garage, storage. Beautifully appointed. Call 778-1415.
ANNUAL RENTAL Charming cracker home with 4BR/
2BA, screen porch on Manatee River, Bradenton.
$1,200 mo. plus utilities. Unfurnished. (941)761-0185 or
(609) 729-6744.
LARGE DUPLEX FOR RENT In Sunny Shores. 2BR/
1BA, garage on mangrove canal. $575 mo. plus utilities.
795-4432.
ANNUAL KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA spacious canal front
home. Dock. Small dog O.K. First, last, security. $900
mo. 778-7554. Available Dec. 1.
ANNA MARIA 2 Apts. $950. mo. Furnished waterfront,
private courtyard, heated pool and spa. All utilities but
electric and phone. View of Sunshine Skyway. Good
swimming and fishing. 201 S. BAy Blvd. 778-3111 or
778-9188.
WANTED RELOCATED FROM Connecticut. With ref-
erences. Spacious 3 bedroom house. Have 2 calm cats
and 1 older dog. $700. mo. or less. 778-4574.
ANNA MARIA CITY 2BR furnished apt. available Dec.
1 for 4 to 6 mo. $650. mo. plus utilities. Near post office.
779-1090 eves.
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE condo. 2BR/2BA, great
view of inter coastal waterway. For rent annual $750.
mo. or for sale. Contact Mr. Dorf. 794-1181
ATTRACTIVE, WELL MAINTAINED duplex apt. 2BR/
1BA. Nice area. $650. mo. No pets. 778-3628.
NOV. THRU APRIL Ground level, furnished, 2BR/
2.5BA, washer, dryer, dishwasher, enclosed garage.
Within block of Gulf. Call (941) 792-8340.
SUNBOW BAY Yearly unfurnished 2BR/2BA apartment
w/lovely views. Pool, tennis, elevator, covered parking.
Non-smokers. $775 mo. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor.
778-2246 or 778-7976.
WANTED: RESPONSIBLE COUPLE for annual rental
house or duplex on the island. Have small dog. Excellent
references. Need by Dec. 1. Please call today. 778-0504.
3BR/2BA HOUSE Holmes Beach. Turnkey furnished,
pool, private back yard, two porches. Very nice block.
Seasonal. 792-1554.
SECLUDED 3BR/2BA renovated beach cottage on Anna
Maria's north shore. Avail. Nov. to Apr. Simply charming!
Drive by 806 Jacaranda then call 746-6269 or 778-0302.


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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.
GULFFRONT Almost 1 acre on white sand beach of
Anna Maria. Possible split: Home+ lot; vacant lot: and
2/3 acre w/house 100' beach front. Call T. Dolly Young
after hours. 778-5427.
GREAT GULF VIEW Watch the sunset from 12x30
porch. 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceil-
ings, great room, ceiling fans, wall-to-wall carpet
throughout, new 3 ton A/C, new roof, downstairs den
and office, enclosed 2-car garage. 108 Pine Avenue. By
owner, 813-949-0104 or 813-229-2850.
ONE OF A KIND on Anna Maria Island. Large lovely home
with extraordinary landscape. Gardenias, birds of para-
dise, ginger, citrus, oleanders, succulents... need we say
more? Oh yea, Bay view. $148,000. 749-1695.
REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED! Runaway Bay,
2BR/2BA furnished, 2nd floor unit now only $99,999.
Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
LARGE DUPLEX 3BR/2BA split, each side. 2 blocks to
beach. Renovated 94-95. Carpet, tile, A/C and newer
appliances. 778-5057.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Five units OPEN 1
to 4 pm. Sun., Oct. 16. 2 & 3BR from $124,000 to
$165,000. Complex features heated pools, tennis and
boat docks in a park-like setting. Follow the signs on
Flotilla Dr. or call Dick Maher or Dave Jones, Neal &
Neal, Realtors 778-2261. Eves. 778-6791 or 778-4891.
KEY ROYALE deep water canal. 3BR/2BA lanai, 2 car
garage. Completely renovated 1993. 614 Emerald
Lane. 778-0017. Open Sundays 2 to 5 pm.
CONDO SHOPPING? My knowledge, research, and
years of experience can save you time, energy, money,
and last minute surprises. To find the Condo that fits
your lifestyle, call Yvonne Higgins, RE/MAX
Gulfstream. 1 800 318-5727 or 778-7777.
SPOTLESS CANAL HOME with private boat dock.
2BR/2BA with a den. Centrally located island residence
with assumable mortgage. Only $192,500. Contact
Sandy Greiner, RE/MAX Gulfstream. 778-7777.
OLD MOTHER HUBBURD would have room for all the
children ( and the Florida visitors) in this spacious island
canal home. 4BR/2.5BA with garage capacity for 3+ cars!
Large lot, boat house, hot tub and 2 fireplaces. Contact
Sandy Greiner, RE/MAX Gulfstream. 778-7777.
TIRED OF THE COMMUTE? Lovely and open pool
home built in Jan. 95 on the largest corner lot in the
neighborhood. Close to 1-75. Spotless and clean, must
be seen...Contact Sandy Greiner, RE/MAX Gulfstream.
778-7777.
CUT YOUR EXPENSES and let the rental income help
make your mortgage payment. Great island duplex.
2BR/2BA ea. side plus plenty of storage.-Close to
beach and bay, call today! Contact Sandy Greiner, RE/
MAX Gulfstream. 778-7777.
WHY JUST DREAM about owning a piece of Florida
Real Estate? Call Sandy Greiner, RE/MAX Gulfstream
and turn that dream into reality. 778-7777.
OPEN HOUSE 526 Loquat, Anna Maria. Sunday, Oct.
29, 1995. 1 to 3. 2BR/2BA home on sailboat water.
Peaceful bayviews from the expansive Florida room.
Offered at $269,000.
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transport
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medium
18 Covert
20 Couldn't stand
21 Hoof sound
22 Handel opera
23 So
24 Object of a
onetime search
25 Stomach
ailment
27 Composition
type
29 Be inclined
30 Due
31 Euro meeting
spots
32 Mathematician
Turing
33 Words of
comparison
34 Revolutionary
period
35 Like gymnasts
36 Barrel part
39 Econ. figure
42 First U.N.
Secretary
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Mass audience
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with quickly
47 Modern money
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character
54 Home project
57 Aspen business
60 Site for
stained-glass
windows
61 70's pop
greasers
63 Grok
65 Einstein or
Fermi, e.g.
66 Pulp
fictionesque
68 Allege
69 Newspaper
publisher
Chandler
71 Betelgeuse's
constellation
72 mouthful
73 One looking for
a match?
74 Shah name
75 Mercury project
hero
76 Up to this point
79 Part of many


101 "-- De-Lovely"
(1937 hit)
102 Modem
requirement
104 Tresses, in
Dresden
105 Massaged
107 Proverbial
last-place
finishers
109 Not right
11l Novel subtitled
"A History of
Adventure"
112 Tiller's start
114 Legendary Latin
hero
115 Royal Dutch
Airlines
117 Little amount
118 "Here ...!"
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122 They come with
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from: Abbr. 127 It can come as a
83 -- Kan pet shock
foods 130 "Phooey!"
84 QB John 132 City on the Rhine
85 Fad doll of the 133 First Bondflick
90's 134 Like 50's LP's
86 Basis for 136 Hershey bar
financial aid 140 1912 Peace
88 Collegians' Nobelist
extracurricular 142 Stuffing for
activity olives
90 Hawks'arena 144 It's a laugh
92 Like some bars 145 Repro
93 Aspirin target 146 Kind of soup
94 Galba's 147 Best Actor of
successor 1992
95 Lifejacket 148 Rank
99 Ancient 149 Cochlea's locale
documents 150 Fuss


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152 Young fellow

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2 Geena Davis
sitcom
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hands
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5 guard
6 Phlebitis
problem
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business
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newsman Frank
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angel
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19 Transportation
for Charlie, in a
Roald Dahl book
20 White cheese
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26 Some TV's
28 Grandson of
Catherine the
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37 Musical speeds
38 Select group
40 March Madness
org.
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43 "- Fell"
(Beatles song)
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inflation
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brand
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Monkees
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atmosphere
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Shows" name
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people, say
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noise
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82 Vichyssoise. e.g.
87 Mr Arnaz
89 Drive--
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merchant ship
96 Brings home
97 Impertinence
9S Newspaper
sources
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Saarinen


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106 "Stop!"
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110 Direction
suggested by
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116 Strands
119 Asian border
river
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pudgy
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Valletta


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charge
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129 Shaq
131 Comment from
Mr. Moto
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137 Catch
red-handed
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139 The y" in Nimby
141 Yofferings:
Abbr.
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CANAL FRONT HOME Large 2BR/2BA
Key Royale home designed for entertaining.
Open floor plan, big family room, 2 car ga-
rage & maintenance free yard. $238,000. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-2261. Eves.
778-6791 or 778-4891.


3 BEDROOM CHARM PERICO BAY
$129,900. TURNKEY FURNISHED for Florida
living. Kingbed in master twins in guest -
beautiful window treatments. Clean, neat,
lovely views. Call Lu Rhoden 778-2261. Eves.
778-2692.




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Bob and Lu have been active
with Island and Mainland proper-
ties for 6 years Together they
give a customer the advantage of
two agents with one purpose,
your satisfaction.


DIRECT GULFFRONT UNIT This 2BR/2BA
condo has pool, elevator, lighted tennis
courts, under unit parking and on-site man-
agement. Turnkey furnished. $159,900. Call
Bill Bowman 778-2261, eves. 778-4619.


PLAYA ENCANTADA Tennis side with all
amenities of Gulf side complex. Heated pool
and spa, clubhouse and on-site manager.
Covered parking, W/D and storage. $119,900.
Call Helen White 778-2261. Eves. 778-6956.


KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOUSE Private
cul-de-sac in Holmes Beach sandy walking
beach. Low maintenance fee. Wrap-around
upper balcony. Tropical foliage and lawn.
$162,500. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.













DIRECT GULFVIEW On a clear day you
can see all the way to the north end of the Is-
land. 2BR/2BA upgraded and updated
throughout. Call Bobye Chasey. $250,000.
778-2261. Eves. 778-1532.


DEEP WATER CANAL Custom 4BR/3BA w/
vaulted ceilings, lighted plant shelves. Spa-
cious master suite w/jacuzzi tub. Over 2,400
sq. ft. garage area. $589,000. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt 778-2261. Eves. 778-4931.


DEVELOPERS OPPORTUNITY Bradenton
Beach bayfront. Zoned multi-family, EPA per-
mits pending. Plans are available for 2BR &
1BR condominiums or rental units. Please call
Nick Patsios for all the details. 778-2261,
eves. 778-4642.


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2BR/2BA Southern Bay view 2nd floor ............. $117,900.
Call John Green 778-2261, eves. 778-3167

2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished, newer appliances.....$94,500.
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