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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Katie Pierola 1995 'Islander of the Year'


Katie Pierola is the first recipient of The Islander
Bystander's "Islander of the Year" award. Pierola
served six years as mayor of Bradenton Beach before
stepping aside last month. She is a member of the board
of directors of the Florida Beaches and Shores Preser-
vation Association.
"Katie Pierola embodies the definition of a public
official in her caring, tireless efforts to improve both
her city and her Island," Islander Bystander Publisher
Bonner Presswood said.
The newly created newspaper award will be pre-
sented posthumously to Ernie Cagnina for 1993 and to
Ray Simches for 1994. Both served as mayors in Anna
Maria. Both passed away during The Islander
Bystander's first two years of publishing.
Pierola began her most visible public service ef-
forts in 1983, when the beaches of Anna Maria Island
were decimated by erosion. Then-citizen Pierola began
a 10-year crusade to obtain federal, state and regional
funding to renourish the shore. She mobilized a citizen
action committee and with "her troops" lobbied from the
streets of the city to the U.S. capital to gain the support
needed to reclaim the Island's greatest natural treasure.
In late 1992, then-Mayor Pierola had her dream
come true as 4.5 miles of the Island's coastline received
a $14 million beach renourishment. Four months later,
a brutal winter storm battered the Island with huge
waves and three days of unceasing wind. Without the
new beach, property loss would have been staggering.
With the beach, not a single property suffered damage.


Are thoughts of running to take off weight after the
holidays on your mind?
We're not talking about exercise or taking off ex-
tra pounds we're talking running for public office,
taking on responsibilities.
Qualifying for the March 12 Holmes Beach elec-
tion begins at noon on Jan. 9 and ends at noon on Jan.
23. Three posts are up for election the mayor's seat
and the seats of council members Carol Whitmore and
Billie Martini.
New residents have until Feb. 12 to register in or-
der to vote in the city election.
Candidates must be residents of the city for two


With the beach restored, Pierola turned her atten-
tion to the enhancement of the central business district
of Bradenton Beach. She again began to lobby both
state officials and private business owners to success-
fully restore the historic area of the city. Today, thanks
to a $500,000 community development block grant that
beautified the area and a resurgence of businesses tak-
ing advantage of economic opportunities in Bradenton
Beach, the area is thriving.
In the early 1990s a "mega-bridge" was proposed
to replace the Cortez Bridge. Pierola knew the new
bridge would overwhelm the charm of the city.
She again mobilized the citizens and appealed to
Tallahassee and elsewhere to successfully defeat con-
struction of the bridge, maintaining the Island's resort
character, saving the taxpayers more than $10 million,
and preventing the loss of more than 100 homes in the
city and the Village of Cortez to eminent domain.
During major improvements with long-ranging
implications, Pierola also was instrumental in creating
a a more "citizen friendly" form of government. A po-
lice department that was historically stricken with in-
ternal turmoil and public outrage has become a model
of modern efficiency. Public works and sanitation de-
partments maintain streets, roads and garbage pickup
without fail and with overwhelming public support.
Conflicts between the three Island municipalities have
been smoothed thanks in part of Pierola's assistance in
creating a monthly gathering of all elected officials on
Anna Maria Island.


consecutive years and sign a residency certificate. The
signatures of 15 registered voters are needed on elec-
tion petitions. The mayor's position pays $8,401 per
year. Council members receive $1 per year plus $300
per month expenses for a total of $3,601.
Filing fee for council and mayor candidates is
1.5 percent of the total annual compensation or
$54.02 for council hopefuls. Filing to run for mayor
will cost $126.02.
Five members of the charter review commission will
also be elected. They must meet the same qualifications
as other candidates but there is no compensation for char-
ter review commissioners and no filing fee is required.


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'Fleet's In' wins big
Sheila Fox-Tuck of Anna Maria was one of the top winners in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot
Awards with this photo of fishing boats at anchor, which appeared in the July 6, 1995,edition of the Islander
Bystander. For more about the award and the photographer, see page 2.


Katie Pierola, mayor of Bradenton Beach from
1989-1995, worked to renourish the beaches on
Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jim
Meena



Shellfish hearing

on Island Jan. 4
The final public hearing on a proposal to ban the
taking of live shellfish or echinoderms from the
beaches of Manatee County will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 4, at Anna Maria City Hall.
The hearing will be conducted by the executive
director of the Florida Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion. Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney, who
has spearheaded the local effort, is hoping for a large
turnout.
The state commission, Gov. Lawton Chiles and
his cabinet will make the final decision early in 1996
after a review of the Jan. 4 hearing and comments re-
corded at an October hearing at Mote Marine Labo-
ratory.
Proposed is a prohibition against removing live shell-
fish from coastal waters and beaches of the county. Resi-
dents of Anna Maria have complained of wholesale har-
vesting of sand dollars and starfish from the beaches.
Excluded from the ban are oysters, hard clams,
sunray venus clams, scallops and coquinas.
A similar harvesting ban is in effect at Sanibel Is-
land in Lee County.
McChesney successfully lobbied the cities of
Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Pal-
metto as well as Anna Maria to pass resolutions
in favor of the shellfish harvesting ban. Manatee
County has also endorsed halting live shell harvesting.


Holmes Beach approaches


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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................... .... 7
Announcements ........................ 10
YEAR IN REVIEW, PART II.......................... 12
Stir-it-up...................................................... 16
Streetlife ........................................................ 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 20
Crossword puzzle....................................... 28


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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JANUARY 4, 1996







I- PAGE 2 M JANUARY 4, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYI WANDER

Islander earns award in international contest


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Sheila Fox-Tuck of Anna Maria, a neuromuscular
therapist by profession, is one of the top 57 of 257 win-
ning photographers in the 1995 Kodak International
Newspaper Snapshot Awards (KINSA).
Fox-Tuck's captivating color shot, "Fleet's In,"
featuring fishing boats at anchor in Aruba, was one of
six weekly winners last summer in the 60th annual
contest for amateur photographers sponsored locally
byThe Islander Bystander.
More than 200,000 photographs were submitted in
nearly 200 newspapers in the United States, Canada,
Mexico and Chile.
In October Kodak's five professional judges se-
lected their 257 favorites from among 1,127 contest
finalists. Fox-Tuck's azure-blue and sea-green waters
caught their expert eyes.
The judges described her photo as "a classic color
composition" that stood out among landscape and sce-
nic entries in one of the 1995 contest's big themes -
simplicity.
"If you take a look," judges said, "most of the pic-
tures we selected are not very complicated. A good
message to the photographer is that the simple picture
is always the winning picture. Less is more in photog-
raphy. These winners prove that."
For her simply beautiful shot Fox-Tuck earned one
of 50 honor awards and a cash prize of $250.
Fox-Tuck's photo ranked among the top three in
the state of Florida. She was one of 16 Floridians -
including an airline employee from Plantation who
took a $5,000 first prize for her color view of
windsurfers who submitted cash-award-winning
pictures.
Two other honor-award photographs and 12 of 200
merit awards also came from our state.
Overall contest awards included the grand prize,
$10,000; two first prizes, $5,000; two second prizes,
$3,000; two third prizes, $2,000; the 50 honor awards,
$250; and the 200 special merit awards, $50.
A year-round display of winners including
Fox-Tuck's framed enlargement and others pro-


Sheila Fox-Tuck of Anna Maria stands beside her award-winning photograph, "Fleet's In," at a special
presentation at EPCOT on Dec. 6. Offering congratulations is Figment, mascot for Kodak's Journey Into
Imagination pavilion. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Maureen Shannon.


jected on photo computer disks opened Dec. 6 at
Eastman Kodak Company's Journey Into Imagina-
tion pavilion at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Cen-
ter in Orlando.
All 257 KINSA '95 winning shots were exhibited
for five weeks starting Nov. 8 at the National Geo-
graphic Society's Explorers Hall in Washington, D.C.
Traveling exhibits of the top 57 winners includ-
ing Fox-Tuck's will appear nationwide in shopping
malls and other public venues in advance of KINSA
'96 next summer.


Fox-Tuck attended the EPCOT-exhibit opening
Dec. 6 and was treated royally. As Kodak's guest, her
day of honor included a luncheon, an awards presen-
tation and the rest of the day for touring.
Fox-Tuck said she's "thrilled" at the outcome of
her local submission to The Islander Bystander last
summer. According to her, that picture turns out to be
worth more than a thousand words.
Here we are, six months later, and the public dis-
play of "Fleet's In" has only just begun.
Three cheers, Sheila.


Administrative hearings on bridge resumes Monday


By Paul Roat
Administrative hearings on the fate of the proposed
replacement for the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue will resume Monday in Bradenton Beach
City Hall.
Five days have been set aside for the final phase of
the hearings, although it is expected the hearings will
conclude well before Friday.
The proceedings pit attorneys from the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection and the Florida
Department of Transportation against Save Anna Maria
attorney David Levin and Robert VanWagoner, who
signed onto the matter as an intervenor.
Attorneys met for nine days in early December and
provided testimony to hearing officer Robert Meale on
the environmental impacts of the proposed bridge.
DOT and DEP attorneys said the bridge would


have a minimal impact on seagrasses, mangroves and
marine life, particularly manatees, and provided a score
of witnesses who testified the bridge would cause dis-
ruption to only about 3 1/2 acres of seagrasses.
All sides agreed to rest the environmental aspects
of the issue Dec. 14. When the hearing begins Monday,
the only concern will be the planning portion of the
case. Save Anna Maria and others have said the DOT
did not properly advertise and notify nearby residents
of Westbay Cove condominium of the proposed new
bridge. Notification and other related issues will be
discussed next week.
Meale's recommended orders are expected to be
issued by the end of the month.
Appeal of those orders is possible through the district
court of appeals. If Meale's orders are appealed, the judges
will not "re-try" the case, but will review the testimony


New employee takes the wheel
Colin Braun, son of Brian and Donna Braun, says, "Move over dad! I'm driving." Brian is a full-time
firefighter with the Anna Maria Fire Control District, and Donna is a district volunteer.


and documents submitted during the administrative hear-
ing and either endorse or reject Meale's decision.
Originally proposed as a pair of two-lane bridges,
DOT has scaled back the second-span idea and instead
intends to build one two-lane bridge with safety lanes
and a sidewalk.
The bridge would be located about 20 feet to the
south of the existing bridge and would be 3,372 feet
long, 243 feet longer than the current structure.
It would be about 54 feet wide, comprised of two
12-foot-wide "travel" lanes, two 10-foot emergency
lanes and a six-foot sidewalk on one side. The current
bridge is 37 feet wide.
The structure would have a center clearance of 65
feet at the Intracoastal Waterway. The roadway would
be about 74 feet high at its peak and have a four per-
cent incline leading up to the top.
The construction technique proposed is called the
"Florida Bulb T" design. Pilings would be driven into the
bay bottom. At the waterline, a concrete "footer" roughly
20 by 30 feet the size changes depending on water
depth would be poured out of concrete. Rising from the
footers would be "piers" of varying height Atop the piers
would be girders that would support the roadway.
DOT officials said 24 piers would support the
bridge.
To build the bridge, a work platform would be con-
structed about 40 feet south of the southern edge of the
new bridge. The platforms would be 1,100 feet long on
the west side, 1,200 feet on the east side. They would
be 40 feet wide, supported by "H"-shaped steel beams.
The work platform base would be made of metal grates
similar to the platform of a drawbridge. The central
span of the bridge crossing the Intracoastal Waterway'
would be built from barges.
The new bridge would take about 21 months to
build. Once open to vehicular traffic, the current bridge
would be demolished. Total construction and demoli-
tion time is estimated to last two years, and the cost of
the new bridge is estimated at about $13 million.
Monday's hearings are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The public is invited to attend but may not offer testi-
mony or comment during the proceedings.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 4, 1996 M PAGE 3 BE

Appointment procedure clear as muddy water


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
How is a vacancy on the fire commission filled?
Your guess may be as good as anyone else's.
The lack of written procedures for filling vacancies
came to light with the recent resignation of George
Jackson, chairman of the Anna Maria Fire Control
Commission. Although the governor makes the final
appointment, there is no procedure for recommending
names to the governor.
The problem was created when the board changed
from an appointed to an elected board.
"Prior to 1992 when board members were all ap-
pointed by the governor, the volunteer organization
made recommendations to the board," explained the
district's Administrative Secretary Mary Stephens.
"The names then went to the board of county commis-
sioners for approval, then to the governor. The gover-


Holmes Beach property owners and residents
can speak their minds about limiting residential
rental periods in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 districts at
special council meetings on Jan. 9 and 23. The hear-
ings begin at 7:30 p.m.
The draft ordinance proposes rental limits of seven
days in the R-2, R-3 districts and a month in the R-l
district. There is a grandfathering clause for property
owners who have been renting for shorter periods of
time. Ordinances are already in place that limit rentals
to seven days in the R-4 overlay district and 30 days in
the R-1AA (Key Royale).
The issue first came under scrutiny by the city's
planning commission in July of 1993. At that time
council directed a review of rentals in the city's resi-
dential districts to determine if there were problems
that might warrant restricting the duration of those
rentals.


nor always liked to have more than one name, so he
could have a choice."
With the switch to elected board members, that
aspect of procedure was never addressed in the legis-
lation, Stephens said. Some districts have wording in
their enabling acts on how appointments are handled,
but this district doesn't.
"It's never been real clear on how we are to send
names to the governor," Stephens noted. "This time
they have come from several directions."
To date, two recommendations have been sent to
the governor Larry Tyler, owner of Tyler's Full
Scoop Ice Cream in Cortez,and Mike Haupt, an Anna
Maria resident and full-time firefighter with the
Longboat Key Fire Department. Haupt's name was
submitted by Holmes Beach resident and former police
chief, Snooks Adams, but no one is sure who submit-
ted Tyler's name.


The commission mailed a survey on the issue to
every property owner in the city and held special ses-
sions with property owners, real estate professionals
and hoteliers. The commission was unable to com-
plete its deliberations on the issue until December
1994, when it recommended that no restrictions were
needed in districts not previously addressed.
In February 1995, Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
told council she was unhappy with the planning
commission's recommendation. She favored limiting
residential rentals to 30-day periods in all residential
districts in the city.
After more study, Whitmore revised her recom-
mendation to a one-month minimum on rentals in the
R-1 district, a two-week minimum in the R-2 district
and a seven-day minimum in the R-3 district.
After further discussion the council agreed on the
current draft of the ordinance in September 1995.


In the last election, Tyler ran for the board but was
not elected. According to Stephens, that could knock
him out of consideration for the seat
"When Jeff Willey resigned from the board, Dave
Schuckert's name was one of those sent to the gover-
nor," she said. "The governor said he wouldn't con-
sider Dave for the appointment because he lost in the
previous election."


Anna Maria City
1/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
1/4, 7 p.m., Council meeting. Agenda items:
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier franchise
agreement, citizen's goals and objectives
workshop discussion, Bridge Street Festival
update, discussion of police take-home vehicle
policy, discussion of garage sale fees, discus-
sion of city council meeting times, discussion
of merger of planning and public works
departments and discussion of parliamentary
procedure education program.

Holmes Beach
1/8, 7 p.m., Public hearing on comprehensive
plan evaluation
1/9, 7:30 p.m., Council special work session on
limiting residential rental periods in R-l, R-2
and R-3 districts

Of Interest
1/4, 7:30 p.m., Public hearing on the ban on
taking live shellfish, Anna Maria City Hall.
1/8, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Control
Commission, Station 1, Holmes Beach.
* 1/10, 10 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Committee
of the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.


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[IJl PAGE 4 0 JANUARY 4, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Comp plan evaluation ready for public hearing


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission wants
your comments on its evaluation of the city's compre-
hensive plan.
After two-and-one half years and "hundreds of
meetings," commissioners have completed their state-
mandated review of the plan and will hold a public
hearing on the document Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. Copies of the
evaluation are available in city hall.
The review of the plan's eight elements includes:
The condition of each element at the time the plan
was written and at the time of the report.
Updated maps and tables.
A comparison of the plan's objectives and results.
An analysis of the major problems of develop-
ment, physical deterioration and land use related to
infrastructure and their social and economic effects.
The impact of unforeseen problems.
New requirements due to changes in state statutes
and state and regional comprehensive plans.
Actions and amendments needed to implement
changes.

Summary of findings
The types and intensities of land uses are essen-
tially the same in 1995 as they were in 1989 when the
plan was adopted. The community remains primarily
residential with 72 percent of the total area comprised
of single family residences and a mixture of duplex and
multi-family residences.
The type and intensity of commercial uses and the
type and amount of recreational, public and conserva-
tion uses are the same as those identified in 1989. There
was a decrease of vacant/undeveloped land from
111.80 acres to 75.7 acres.
The summary makes note that the work programs
of the Sarasota and Tampa Bay National Estuary Pro-
grams provide the best information on the city's natu-
ral resources.
Using figures from the 1990 census and University
of Florida, the city's average annual population growth
rate was estimated at 1.8 percent The most difficult
aspect of projecting a future population is the require-
ment to include seasonal population in determining the
total population, says the report.

Future Land Use Element
Major problems: The need for maintenance of lo-
cal roadways, the condition of sidewalks along main
roadways and the lack of bike paths.
Impact of unforeseen problems/opportunities: The
passage of the 1995 Property Rights Act will require
that the city review Objective 1.4 grandfatheringg of
nonconforming structures) and its supporting policies
to ensure that the property rights of existing develop-
ment are adequately protected.
The entire city lies within the coastal high hazard
area, and state statutes limit development and popula-
tion growth in the CHHA. However, development can-
not be precluded, without major violations of personal
property rights, says the report. It notes the city will
continue to provide for the health, safety and welfare
of its citizens regardless of the potential conflicts be-
tween such actions and the requirements of the statute.
Amendments to the city's ordinances have allowed
the expansion of resort housing into residential zoning
districts, and the city's residential land-use categories
must be compatible with this change.
New requirements: Identify existing and future
dredge spoil sites and develop site selection criteria;
develop a policy for mixed land use including types of
uses allowed, percentages of distribution and the den-
sity or intensity of each use.
Actions and amendments needed: Develop an
oversight process, develop a formal mechanism to
identify historically significant resources and address
previously identified problems.

Traffic Circulation Element
Major problems: Develop a plan to alleviate road-
way flooding due to rain, ensure funds are available for
ongoing roadway repair and maintenance and side-
walk/bike path expansion and ensure roadway
repavement due to maintenance or underground utility
repairs meets the city's standards.
Impact of unforeseen problems/opportunities: Ad-
dress the increased traffic volume on the segment of


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Flooding has been identified as one of the biggest problems facing Holmes Beach. This picture was taken Oct.
4 at Gulf Drive and 31st Street when Hurricane Opal brushed by the Island.


Gulf Drive between Manatee Avenue and Marina
Drive and improve problem intersections and pedes-
trian crosswalks.
New requirements: Develop a new transportation
element to replace this element
Actions and amendments needed: Address previ-
ously identified problems.

Housing Element
Major problems: The level of affordable housing
called for by the state is not appropriate to a commu-
nity of the size and character of Holmes Beach, the
report notes. Because the city is located on a barrier
island, factors such as land cost, construction cost and
market demand must be considered.
Impact of unforeseen problems/opportunities: Al-
though affordable housing for very low, low and mod-
erate income families is available, such units are diffi-
cult to obtain. Development of affordable housing is
not feasible due to the high cost of land, the scattered
nature of remaining vacant lots and the cost of mitiga-
tion on the city's one large vacant land tract.
The number of affordable housing units is being re-
duced because the cost of housing is increasing due to
supply and demand; existing affordable units are being
purchased for the value of the land, demolished and re-
placed with more expensive units; and existing residential
units are being remodeled, thus increasing their value.
New requirements: There are two pages of changes
in affordable housing requirements. Basically, the city
must create or preserve affordable housing.
Actions and amendments needed: Address previ-
ously identified problems.

Infrastructure Element
Major problems: Drainage from stormwater runoff,
water pressure on Key Royale and the quality of po-
table water during periods of low pressure.
Impact of unforeseen problems/opportunities:
None were identified but the report notes the city must
consider the potential increase in pollutants in
stormwater runoff due to traffic increases and the in-
discriminate use of irrigation wells during rain.
New requirements: Establish water-quality stan-
dards for stormwater discharge, reduce the volume of
solid waste by 30 percent and initiate programs to de-
velop or expand markets for recyclable materials.
Actions and amendments needed: Address previ-
ously identified problems.

Coastal and Conservation
Element
Major problems: None.
Impact of unforeseen problems/opportunities: In
order to ensure more efficient evacuation and make
better use of the new improvements on Cortez Road,
the county should consider realigning the north/south
dividing line for evacuation to the city limits.
New requirements: Identify existing and future
marina sites, dredge/spoil disposal sites, pollution


problems and important fish and shellfish communi-
ties. Develop provisions for hazardous waste manage-
ment, stormwater runoff and wetlands protection and
conservation.
Actions and amendments needed: Eliminate irrel-
evant objectives and policies, develop an oversight
process and address previously identified problems.

Recreation and Open-Space
Element
Major problems: Based on the level of service stan-
dards for recreation, the city should have an additional
neighborhood park, basketball court, baseball/soccer
field, football/soccer field and three shuffleboard
courts. The report notes the shuffleboard courts in pri-
vate residential developments may be used to fulfill this
standard; however, it would be difficult to find suffi-
cient land for the fields and park.
Impact of unforeseen problems/opportunities:
Children, 19 years old and under, decreased as a per-
centage of the overall population but the actual num-
ber of children in that age group increased. The city
should re-examine the recreational opportunities pro-
vided for this age group both in the city and through the
community center.
New requirements: Identify the location of recre-
ation facilities.
Actions and amendments needed: Adjust the
city's recreational standards to more accurately re-
flect existing conditions and address previously
identified problems.

Intergovernmental
Coordination Element
Major problems: Failure to establish the required
interlocal agreements and form an intergovernmental
coordination committee with the other Island cities.
Impact of unforeseen problems/opportunities: Coop-
erate with the Sarasota and Tampa Bay National Estuary
Programs in implementing their work programs.
New requirements: Rewrite the ICE element.
Actions and amendments needed: Expand the role
of the Island elected officials group, consider an alter-
native to the interlocal agreement, establish an over-
sight process and address previously identified prob-
lems.

Capital Improvement Element
Major problems: Identify funding sources to imple-
ment the master drainage plan and improve the prob-
lem segment of Gulf Drive.
Impact of unforeseen problems/opportunities: The
city's location in the CHHA versus protecting indi-
vidual property rights.
New requirements: Develop and implement a
concurrency management system and a method of
funding capital improvements and provide public fa-
cilities to support development.
Action and amendments needed: Develop an over-
sight process and address previously identified problems.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 4, 1996 N PAGE 5 Irm

Anna Maria files five-year flood report


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioner Doug Wolfe
thanked Public Works Department administrative as-
sistant Anne Beck for her detailed report to the com-
mission.
Beck's Dec. 12 report concerned the city's five-
year reapplication to qualify for homeowners' flood-
insurance discounts through the Federal Emergency
Management Agency's Credit Rating System
(FEMA's CRS).
Wolfe smiled. Looking out over an audience of
more than 30 people gathered mostly for the Gulf Bou-
levard "thing," he referred to the hype of "bureaucratic
minutiae."
"We bought our home in 1969," said Wolfe, "and
our flood insurance cost $88 per year. Today, includ-
ing the current 5 percent discount, our annual flood pre-
mium is $741. Thanks for the savings!"
Nonetheless, Beck burned a gallon of midnight oil
that week in order to meet FEMA's Dec. 15 deadline
for the fifth-year total reapplication package.
She is hoping the city will be granted a new status
for its continuing efforts from class 9 to class 8 -
earning homeowners a 10-percent discount on their
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies or
a savings of about $60 per year, per policy.
As part of her report, Beck offered the following
information regarding the city: Based on water-meter
accounts, the city has a total of 1,580 units of all types
and about 71 percent of those properties have flood-
insurance coverage.
According to FEMA, the number of flood poli-
cies in force is 1,133 with a written premium total-
ing $673,000. The total coverage in the city is
$135.7 million.
"As an indication of our growth," said Beck, "the
same figures for 1990 were 975 flood-insurance poli-
cies in force with a written premium of $376,423 and
whole-dollar coverage of $87.4 million."

Repetitive Loss Plan
In 1991 the city commission adopted a resolution


The five-year Lake La Vista dredging project is
proving successful in renourishing a badly
eroded bayfront beach, helping to preserve the
adjacent roadway and properties and is
projected to better improve the drainage flow
of the majority of Anna Maria City's outfalls.

supporting an ongoing program to minimize loss of life
and property by notifying repetitive-loss property own-
ers of the risk involved with their homes, the impor-
tance of maintaining flood insurance and the benefits
and how-to's of retrofitting their homes to incorporate
current construction guidelines.
A repetitive-loss property is one for which two or
more NFIP losses of at least $1,000 have been paid
since 1978.
Because repetitive flooding accounts for about 33
percent of all flood insurance claims payments, com-
munities that have 10 or more repetitive-loss properties
must file a repetitive-loss plan recertifying annually
and reapplying every five years in order to qualify
for the FEMA CRS discounts.
Since 1990 Anna Maria has participated in the pro-
gram with 14 repetitive-loss properties on the books for
the 5 percent discount. At the five-year mark the city
has an additional 11 properties shown on the loss map
as identified by FEMA.
Of the original 14 properties, all are pre-1975, pre-
FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map) construction. One
of the homes has been torn down and rebuilt to the
city's current 13-feet-above-sea-level requirement.
Also, Beck told the commission, since the onset of
the program and the city's notification regarding retro-
fitting, four other repetitive-loss homeowners have held
discussions with the Building Department regarding
that prospect.
Current new construction and remodeling stan-
dards and constraints, plus the reduction of buildable
lots left in the city, will ultimately eliminate the repeti-
tive-loss properties from the city's inventory.
A major storm could conceivably do the job in one
fell swoop, especially considering FEMA's 50 percent


rule. Under that regulation, properties sustaining more
than 50 percent of value damage must be removed and
rebuilt to current standards.
Buildable lots left in the city number 105 to 110, Pub-
lic Works Director Phil Charnock told the commission.

New construction totals
In the past five years, new construction totals all
at the minimum 13-foot residential level or conforming to
commercial standards-- include: 1991, 25 new single-
family residences; 1992, 12 single-family residences and
one commercial building on two lots; 1993,14 residences;
1994, 20 residences; and 1995, 22 residences.
In addition to ongoing communication with indi-
vidual at-risk property owners, Beckreported other efforts
to comply and implement the Repetitive Loss Plan.
Among items listed were the hiring of Charnock
last summer as the building official/public works direc-
tor/code enforcement officer. In addition to other state-
required certifications and his pending certified build-
ing official license, Charnock has a provisional license
in coastal construction from the state, a license the city
has not had the benefit of before.
Citing his qualifications and the city's budgeting
for continuing education, Beck reported, "Our key
position person is becoming better qualified to oversee
the city's ordinances."
Beck also discussed the city's plans over the next
few years with the assistance of an Islandwide drain-
age study from the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District to set and accomplish realistic goals
and objectives for the city drainage system.
She also stated that the five-year Lake LaVista dredg-
ing project is proving successful in renourishing a badly
eroded bayfront beach, helping to preserve the adjacent
roadway and properties and "is projected to better improve
the drainage flow of the majority of our outfalls."
The city commission unanimously accepted
Beck's report, reaffirming the city's support for its
Repetitive Loss Plan and its implementation.
Copies of the report and the accompanying loss
map are available for inspection through City Clerk
Peg Nelson at Anna Maria City Hall, 778-0781.


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Wishing for a good New Year
As the last few days of 1995 ticked past, we tend to
look at where we've been and where we are going in the
new year.
On the Island, we have to give thanks to Mother Na-
ture for sparing us from the full force of hurricanes last
year. Although 1995 was the most active Atlantic hurri-
cane season in more than 60 years, Southwest Florida -
and Anna Maria Island escaped the fury of a big storm.
Hurricane experts predict that 1996 will not be as
active, and for that we're thankful.
Unfortunately, another of Mother Nature's curses -
Red Tide prevailed here. The fish-killing micro-organ-
ism left tons of fish dead in Anna Maria Sound and the
Gulf in 1995 in one of the worst outbreaks in decades.
Reports indicate that, despite cool water that usually kills
off Red Tide, the bloom remains offshore.
Although Island officials have "proclaimed war" on
Red Tide, there's little to hope for fighting Mother Nature.
We can only hope scientists find a counter-balance to pro-
tect sealife.
Businesses, already reeling with losses caused by Red
Tide, were dealt another blow with the closure of the
Cortez Bridge in October continued long into Novem-
ber. One businessman summed it up for all with, "One
bridge it may as well have been all three bridges that
were closed the way our business suffered."
We hope that 1996 brings better financial prosperity
to the Island.
Our hope for the coming year?
For Anna Maria, we hope the commission is able to
end the Gulf Boulevard dispute that has split the city. With
the funding finally in place for walkover construction on
the humpback bridge, we hope commissioners will con-
sider borrowing against reserves to complete a city-wide
bike path budgeted by the state for the year 2000.
We elaborated on some of our hopes for Holmes
Beach last week, but we'd really like to see improve-
ments to the former airport field something resem-
bling a park would be nice. A T-ball field, soccer field
and bandshell would be most welcome improvements
with funding from the windfall of school tax dollars.
And of course, a bike path.
For Bradenton Beach, we hope grants for continued
work on the fishing pier and the historic Bridge Street area
are awarded.
And a bike path one long, continuing path from
north to south, the length of the Island.
Let there be no doubt that the "best news on Anna
Maria Island" will persevere in 1996. With 13 awards
from the Florida Press Association for our first year of
entries we could hardly wish for a better year. But we will.
Thanks again for reading us.



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Special thanks to all angels
Thank youi very much for your generous support of
All Island Denominations this Christmas.
We helped 33 families and senior citizens this year.
I'm sure they felt the love and warmth of your
knidness. Our work could not be done without your
generosity.
May you have many special blessings in 1996.
Virginia Heatley, AID President

Holmes Beach doesn't need
new complex
Our Holmes Beach City Council members seem to
enjoy spending OPM, other people's money, and are
now proposing a great Christmas present for someone
by giving us a $1.2 million city hall complex.
It won't cost the taxpayers because the funds will
come from the sales tax we approved for education.
We're the ones getting the education.
This edifice will go far in removing the small town
atmosphere that attracted many of us to the Island. It
will provide room for growth, the proponents argue.
Growth of what we should ask more city employ-
ees, more rules and regulations to govern our behavior?
I was under the impression that Holmes Beach had just
about reached its maximum population.
It's been suggested that we could have tennis
courts. Look around people, we already have three ten-
nis courts.
We could also have a basketball court good!
- but I remind the council that they recently demol-
ished the basketball court because it was too expen-
sive to maintain.
I don't recall any of our elected officials prom-
ising us at election time that they were going to do
this for us.
If the council in its wisdom opts to go ahead with
this project, all I can say is taxpayers hold on to your
hats. You will be asked (or ordered) to pay for the ex-
tra employees needed to fill all the available space. You
will be taxed to pay the maintenance of the above fa-
cilities and probably more.
I foresee a band shell and even an Olympic-size
swimming pool tucked in the dreams of those who


like to spend OPM.
If we agree that something must be done with our
present facilities, I implore our elected officials to treat
the expenditure like it was their own money. Fix up the
present buildings fix the roofs, widen the doors,
make some ramps and repair the plumbing.
If more space is needed, rent some from our over-
built fire station or rent or buy a vacant filling station
or other vacant building or hire a different architect
with less grandiose ideas.
Russ Olson, Holmes Beach

Islander bares soul in verse
The following is an open letter to All Island Denomi-
nations, its donators, volunteers and Virginia:
A Valentine
Angels at our door at this time of need.
We were too proud to ask, stupid indeed.
Wife hides in her room, doesn't want to show face
Alone and embarrassed, poverty a disgrace.

We survived cancer's ravages and a car accident, too
Social Security just doesn't cover what's due.
Resources gone, all used in the struggle.
Who says it can't happen to you?

The lady that knitted the sweater and bed socks
With love and care in each stitch and lock.
Did she know how one freezes without any heat?
I thank her so much and so do my feet!

Your wonderful gifts of food and canned goods
For our Spirits, some chocolate and candy hearts,
too.
All given with compassion and caring
Our prayers are for you thank you for sharing.
Name withheld, Anna Maria Island


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THSE WERE THE AYS
Part 1, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


At Tampa's
first air meet
a crowd of
12,000
thrilled to the
feats of those
daring young
men in their
Curtiss flying
machines.


PANAMA

CELEBRATION


Three means of locomotion one
old and familiar, the steamship; and two
new and exciting, the airplane and the
automobile kicked off the boom that
put Anna Maria Island on the map.
It was 1910. Construction of the
Panama Canal was making rapid
progress. People were sure it would be
a golden opportunity for Florida.
Someone came up with the idea of
expanding the Gasparilla celebration to
spotlight Tampa as the nearest U.S. port
to the long-awaited international ship-
ping channel to the Pacific.
They called the week-long February
extravaganza the "Panama Celebration."
It featured bands and a parade with
elaborate floats. But the big attraction
was an "aeronautical" show, the first on
Florida's west coast.
"Never before," the Tampa Morning
Tribune trumpeted, "were the people of
Tampa so excited as when three big diri-
gibles nosed their way from the tents on
the aviation grounds, soared upward,
skirted the race-course and 'struck a bee-
line' for various points around the city."
Spectators caught their breath when
one of the dirigibles dropped from the
sky right in front of the grandstand and
slowly settled on the ground. But it was
safely hauled in "by a number of sol-
di rs standing close by."
Another thrill was the sight of three
parachutists two men and a woman -
floating down to land near the Tampa Bay
Hotel. But what people were waiting for
was the ballyhooed flight of "the machine
in which Glenn Curtiss (the most famous
early pilot next to the Wright brothers)
made his record-smashing flights at
Rheims, France." Alas, the plane appar-
ently had been damaged in a rainstorm on
the way down to Florida, and if it did get


off the ground, the Tampa newspaper did
not report it
This disappointment was more than
made up for next year by the pilots of two
Curtiss planes whose daring maneuvers
awed a crowd of 12,000. Aviator Lincoln
Beachy hit the record books with the first
night flight in history, landing on a smoky
field illuminated by "burning timbers and
white light powders."
Bradentown was also in a
celebratory mood in 1910. On the
Fourth of July the Bradentown Auto-
mobile and Motor Boat Club staged a
day of car racing. Contestants came
from as far away as Tampa.
In the mile dash from Manatee Vil-
lage to Main Street in Bradentown, the
cars that streaked off in a cloud of dust
included a Standard-Dayton 40, a
Huppmobile, a Chalmers-Detroit 30, an
Overland 38, Buick models 16 and 10,
and a Reo. The Standard-Dayton won
with a time of 1 minute and 18 seconds.
In the 60-mile race local car enthu-
siast Whitney Curry came in first in a
Buick. His time was two hours and 30
minutes (even though he ran into a
fence). He claimed $100 in gold coins,
a drum of gasoline and a case of oil.
Such events had the desired effect.
Tourists poured into Florida by the car-
load, eager to buy into Florida's
lifestyle. Along with them came the
promoters and land agents.
Not all of them were Yankee trans-
plants. One was local boy Will Bean
who had the itch to turn Anna Maria
Island into "the greatest year-round re-
sort city in Florida."

Next: Will Bean
makes a deal


The "Panama
Celebration"
parade included
an elaborate
anti-suffrage
float proclaim-
ing, "We Can
Serve Home
and Country
Without the
Vote."


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Dickens show a huge success
Thank you very much for the publicity The Is-
lander Bystander gave to the recent Dickens Show held
at Roser Memorial Community Church Chapel.
As a result, I understand that the Roser Men's Club
received donations of over $1,000 for its various chari-
ties.
I really appreciate your kindness and public spirit.
George Curry, Holmes Beach
* Editor's note: We thank you for your generous holi-
day spirit and another grand performance.

Poetrey passes along well
deserved thanks
We wish to say thank you to the Lesters, Aubrys
and all of the families who responded so generously
during the Christmas Holidays to help us provide for
the children and families in our community.
We would like to share this special poem with you:
Happy Holidays
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through
the house,
There weren't any presents not even a pet
mouse!
The children and grown-ups were snug in their
beds,
With warm happy thoughts floating 'round in their
heads.
Because this Christmas was different the spirit
was found!
We bought gifts for the needy and passed them
around,
We chose them with care, as we would have done
yours,
And we all learned the meaning of giving and
more!
So instead of sending a present this year,
We're sending along lots of love and good cheer,
May your family be healthy and share lots of joy,
That seems more important than a scarf or a toy.
Our thoughts will be with you as we go through the
year,
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Home is were the heat is
There's nothing like a "letter from home" and your
publication gives me that same feeling from the ads,
including Duffy's for whom I made thousands of ham-
burger patties while employed at Island Foods, to the
great articles and "hometown" news.
One of the reasons I'm at this typewriter is to force my
fingers to move, in the hope they will thaw before noon.
It is presently four degrees Fahrenheit above zero!
I moved to Bradenton in February of 1994, and was
quickly employed at Island Foods thanks to 26 years
experience in food stores, mostly as meat manager. I
found that the majority of folks I met were also "trans-
plants" who were also there to thaw out luckily be-
fore their brains were frozen and they still had the com-
mon sense to migrate.
I had to return north temporarily because my chil-
dren still live with their mother. This, however, is defi-
nitely soon to be corrected. I can't wait to get "home"
and live on the Island.
If you ever need a correspondent or Arctic survival
specialist from the frozen north, just contact me, but
remember I won't be here much longer. I've enclosed
a picture taken in my living room which my kids call
my "Florida Shrine."
Also, please find a check for one of your mullet T-
shirts. Up here we need all the layers of clothing we can
get! It will go well over my Key West Willy's shirt.
Looking forward to receiving your next issue and
shirt (if the dog sled can get through).
Guess it's time to shovel my way to the kitchen, take
the ice pick to the coffee pot and thaw out the water pipes.
Also, kindly excuse my typos. It is a proven scien-


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tific fact that cold adversely affects brain function.
Bob Jacky, Cattaraugus, N.Y.,
and soon of Anna Maria Island
No parking park is a bust
for beach lovers
A lot of people are as upset by the way it was done
as they are over suddenly losing the parking [on Gulf
Boulevard] they had for years.
One person complains at a meeting and the mayor
and commissioners immediately put up barricades and
dead end street signs on Magnolia and Palm Avenues.
It has been stated publicly and in the press that
some of the near-by residents want to ban parking on
Gulf Boulevard because many of the cars parking there
were from out of the county. Polk and Hillsborough
counties were mentioned specifically.
The City of Anna Maria is considering trying to get
in on the next 40-plus years of the federal, state and
county shore protection program that renourishes and
maintains Gulf-front beaches.
I wonder how federal, state and county officials
would view spending money on beach renourishment
for a city that publicly says it doesn't want out-of-
county cars parking at their beach?
Thomas Brown, Anna Maria City
Great horn signal makes
Cortez Bridge safer
What a wonderful gift we all received just prior to
the gift-giving season. That is the brand new siren that
is now in use on the old Cortez Bridge.
Unlike some of the professional whiners who write
you on a regular basis, we, along with our neighbors,
are grateful that at long last we have a signal that can
be heard inside a car or van that has the windows closed
and perhaps the air conditioning running.
It is such an added safety feature that the commercial
and recreational boaters can finally hear the bridge
tender's signal, not only to open butto close the bridge as
well.
Our hats are off to the DOT for getting this one
right and the added bonus of the new overhead light
signals as well.
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Eric S. Barter
Eric S. Barter, 96, of Bradenton Beach, died
Dec. 27 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Nutley, N.J., Mr. Barter came to
Manatee County from Madison, N.J., eight years
ago. He was auditor for Manufacturers Hanover
of New York, retiring in 1965 after 47 years of
service.
He is survived by his daughter, Jeanette of
Bradenton Beach; a son, David of Bradenton
Beach; five grandchildren; and five great-grand-
children.
No visitation or service were held.

Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker, 54, of Cortez, died Dec. 27 in
Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Walker came to Mana-
tee County from Coral Gables in 1980. He was a
comptroller for hotels in the Miami area. He was
a Catholic.
He is survived by a sister, Jo Anne Cipriani
of Cortez.
No visitation or service were held.


New specialty
preschool opens
Carty Kids Preschool for
the Arts, a specialized day
care which introduces 3-to
5-year-olds to the perform-
ing arts, has opened at the
Carty Academy of Theater
Dance, 4901 Cortez Rd.
W., Bradenton, in
Oakmont Terrace Shop-
ping Center. School hours
are 7 a.m. to 6p.m.
Monday through Friday.
For curriculum and
admission information,
call 795-7715.


Speakers available from Manatee Memorial Hospital
Manatee Memorial Hospital now offers speakers at much more.
no charge for club meetings and programs. Board members, senior management and MMH
Health professionals will address organizations medical directors will provide information on hospital
on nutrition, women's services, home health ser- health care in the 1990s.
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The Island Poet
It's January and a cold wave is coming through,
But it never gets so cold your lips will turn blue.
Soon the cold will move along for it's never here
to stay,
'Cause it will break our hearts when the sun won't
shine each day,
Oh sure, we bundle up and at times we shiver and
we shake,
'Cause we are so used to heat, the cold we cannot
take.,
But we know this cold will disappear before you
even sneeze,
And we won't have to waddle around in snow up
to our knees.
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Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, for a free dramati-
zation of the Connie May Fowler novel "River of Hid-
den Dreams."
Presented by Friends of the Island Library as part
of its five-program Focus on Florida series, the presen-
tation will incorporate the visual imagery of the
author's husband, photographer Mika Fowler, and will
include live music performed by Island architect Gene
Aubry.
Smith's adaptation of the Fowler novel is set
aboard the Key West boat of tour guide Sadie Hunter
who entertains her tourists the audience with
tales of her multicultural ancestors and her Cuban
boyfriend. These Florida voices are rich in diversity as
they flow through a vibrant Florida landscape.
Actress Smith made her off-Broadway debut in
1991 in "Ivy Rose," co-adapted with Mark Hunter


Flapjack breakfast
at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach
will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 7, from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and
coffee complete the menu.
The breakfast costs $2.50 for adults and $1 for
children.
Baked goods will also be available for purchase.

Democratic Club to meet
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will
meet on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Crabby Bill's
restaurant in Holmes Beach.
There will be a presentation by the Economic
Development Council of the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce entitled "An Economic Challenge Game."
Visitors are welcome.
For additional information, call 778-7646.

Published author to speak
to writers' group
Sarasota mystery author Lary Crews will speak to
the Gulf Coast Writers at their meeting to be held
Monday, Jan. 8, at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
Visitors are welcome. For more details, call 792-
5295.

Tickets on sale for Big
Band dances
The popular seven-piece Melody-Booth Orches-
tra will return to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center for a series of three Friday night Big Band
dances starting Jan. 19. The dances will be B.Y.O.B.
affairs for couples and singles, large parties and small.
Tickets are now on sale for the Jan. 19 dance or
for the series, including dances on Feb. 23 and March
22. Tickets will be $10 per person for single dances.
The cost for the series is $50 per couple or $25 per
individual.
Formed in 1979, the Sarasota-based orchestra is
composed of former "name-band" Big Band era pro-
fessionals except for soloist Lisa Rojas. Noted for its
expertise in playing Big Band favorites, Melody-
Booth has also updated its song list with contemporary
arrangements. The band and their songs are favorites
all over, well known on the Island and at more than 50
regular venues across the state of Florida.
Tickets and reservations are available at the Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or at
Home True Value Hardware, Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach. For more information, call the Center
at 778-1908.
Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 30 horseshoe games were
Jack Gardner and Bill Starrett, both from Anna Maria.
Runners-up were George Landraitis and George
McKay, also both from Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


from the Lee Smith novel
"Fair and Tender Ladies."
Her extensive touring of this
one-woman piece has in-
cluded performances at the
Edinburgh Festival.
Smith's touring pieces .
have also included other
works adapted from Lee
Smith novels and "The -
Kneeling Bus" by Florida Barbara Bates Smith
author Beverly Coyle. Her
onstage credits include "Driving Miss Daisy" at Cape
May Stage in New Jersey and the world premiere of
Horton Foote's "Talking Pictures" at Florida's Asolo
Theater in Sarasota.
For more information, call the Island Library at
778-6341. The next presentation in the Focus on
Florida series will offer an afternoon with Florida
"Cracker" Gib Bergquist on Feb. 13.


Island Branch Library to
offer to special programs
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
attend a program sponsored by the Florida International
Museum in St. Petersburg.
In celebration of the forthcoming Florida Interna-
tional Museum exhibit "Splendors of Ancient Egypt,"
a volunteer from the museum's speaker bureau will
narrate a slide presentation on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 3
p.m. at the Branch Library.
"Splendors of Ancient Egypt" will include works
of art depicting historical, religious and artistic aspects
of Egypt's great pharaohs from the close of the Pre-
Dynastic Period to the end of the Roman Empire.
The program is free, open to the public and will be
held in the library's meeting room. The library is lo-
cated at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
For additional information, call the library at 778-
6341.

Chamber officers'
reception Jan. 10
A buffet of hot-and-cold hors d'oeuvres plus
mingling with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce's 1996 officers and members are the
attraction at the Chamber's annual installation-of-offic-
ers reception on Wednesday evening, Jan. 10.
The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
Admission will be $15 per person in advance or $18 at
the door and will include the 12-item all-you-can-eat
buffet.
The Sandbar's house band will provide live enter-
tainment and there will be a cash bar.
New chamber officers are Bob Hinds, president;
Don Howard, first vice president; T. Dolly Young, sec-
ond vice president; Tom Nelson, treasurer; and JoAnne
Spallino, secretary.
Directors include Mary Ann Brockman, Tom
Chipain, Frank Davis, Jack Elka, Sandy Haas, Nita
Schotsch, Larry Tyler, David VandeVrede, Carol Wil-
liams and Doug Wolfe.
For more information about the Jan. 10 reception,
Chamber membership or other Chamber activities, con-
tact Executive Director Darcy Marquis at 778-1541.


January preschool
storytimes set
Preschoolers through first graders are invited to two
evenings of preschool storytimes in January at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Storytimes will be held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednes-
day, Jan. 10, with a theme of animal stories, and at the
same time Wednesday, Jan. 24, with a snow-falling
theme. Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcome. For
more information, call the library at 778-6341.

Oops angel
Gene Moss was incorrectly identified as his brother
Jim in a photo taken at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center angel awards and tree lighting ceremony in
the Dec. 14 issue of The Islander Bystander.






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26th annual antique show Jan. 12-14
The Women's Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church will host the 26th annual Antique Show and Sale at the
church's activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Jan. 12 and 13, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. Admission will be $2.50 perperson or $2 with a
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Florence Tully. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.

Monday art class at Center
Area artist Pegi Pearson will offer a creative art
class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, from 10 a.m. to noon
Monday starting Jan. 8. Included will be the aspects
of drawing from the right side of the brain.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Bunnie Burton returns to
Community Center
For the fourth consecutive winter, Canadian line-
dance favorite Bunnie Burton will teach line dancing
and western line dancing at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
beginning Jan. 12.
Classes will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Fri-
day, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Partners are not necessary.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Jazz scholarship
deadline is Feb. 1
The Jazz Club of Sarasota invites talented young
musicians in Manatee and Sarasota counties who wish
to pursue careers in jazz performance or jazz education
to apply for part of $5,000 in cash and college schol-
arships from the Jazz Club's annual Scholarship Fund
program.
Applications may be obtained from the Jazz Club
office, 290 Cocoanut Ave., Building 3, Sarasota, Fla.
34236. The application deadline will be Feb. 1 with
awards to be announced in June.
Each applicant must send a videotape to show perfor-
mance skill and proposed use of the money. A letter of
reference must accompany the application and tape.
For more information, call the Jazz Club at 366-
1552.


Vigil to be held for hungry
children Jan. 5
A group of women representing various organiza-
tions in Manatee County plan a vigil on Friday, Jan.
5, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in front of the offices of U.S.
Congressman Dan Miller and Florida Representative
John McKay, at 2424 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton,
to make a statement against children going hungry.
Calling themselves GOWN, Good Ole Women's
Network, the participants are worried that youngsters
will go hungry because of changes in block grants to
the states affecting food for children.
For more information, interested persons may call
748-4489 or 792-4863 or come to the vigil to provide
support.
Financial advisor offers
seminar at library
Christine Holmes, a financial advisor with the
Bradenton office of American Express Financial Ad-
visors, Inc., will offer a free seminar to the public on
financial strategies for the '90s on Friday, Jan. 12, at
11 a.m. at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
Topics of discussion will include personal finan-
cial planning concepts and strategies that can be used
by individuals to improve their financial situation.
No cost or obligation is involved.
Reservations are not required, but call 755-7000
will insure materials will be available for your use.
Free jazz concert at
Center Jan. 12
Pianist Hank McDermott and his Jazzy Jazz Club
Sextet will present a free "Jazz 'n' Pizazz" concert noon
to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The program will emphasize the various moods of
straight-ahead jazz as part of the Jazz Club of
Sarasota's free Jazz at Noon concert series. Featured
artists joining McDermott will be Sam Bruno, bass;
Jack Petersen, guitar; Jack Gorham, drums; Werner
Lutz, trumpet; and Jeff Lego, trombone.
McDermott and bassist Bruno will also play the
music of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Por-
ter, Jules Styne and many other favorites from noon
to 3 p.m. every Sunday starting Jan. 7 at D Coy Ducks
Bar & Grille, 5410 Marina Drive, Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
Information, call 778-1908.
Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 30 horseshoe games were
Jack Gardner and Bill Starrett, both from Anna Maria.
Runners-up were George Landraitis and George
McKay, also both from Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


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Island's year in review


By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
With 1995 behind us, a quick look back at each
month's prepares us for the future. Elections, bridge
discussions, topics like beach, sand and shellfish resur-
face like deja vu from year to year but just as often the
news on Anna Maria Island is as unique as its people
- including wild pigs, pet pigs and missing links.
Here are the remainder of highlights from 1995,
continued from last week's edition of The Islander
Bystander.

JUNE
Paid Parking Parking fees at Coquina Beach went
back on the agenda as Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie
Pierola proposed paid parking to finance maintenance of
the renourished beach. "We had 35,000 cars on Easter
Sunday," she said. "At $1 per car, imagine ...."
Fireworks A Holmes Beach City Council meet-
ing erupted in unaccustomed pyrotechnics as Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger denounced resident Bob
VanWagoner and the resolution he proposed for a
study of all area bridges. The mayor accused
VanWagoner of being "a de facto agent for the DOT's
desire to impose its will on the Island." The council
adopted the resolution anyway.
Missed Piggy Pet pig Frances Bacon had to go,
the Holmes Beach City Council ruled. Shirley
Howden-Gillett asked permission to keep the pet de-
spite city law that prohibits farm animals, but neighbors
complained of odor, fleas and unsanitary conditions.
Find Frances a home off-Island, said the council.
Orimulsion A questionably polluting fuel from
Venezuela called Orimulsion was causing a stir in en-


Pet pig Frances Bacon had to leave Holmes Beach in June when she was deemed a farm animal.


vironmental and industrial circles as Florida Power &
Light Co. sought permission to bum it at its Manatee
County plant, a short distance away in Parrish.
On Board Holmes Beach City Councilman Don
Maloney went on the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Board of Directors for awhile after a long con-
troversy. The city had a mayor-appointed seat on the


board for years, but Mayor Rich Bohnenberger balked
at naming a councilman to an entity that gets money
from the city. The Center said it would change its by-
laws so the city representative would not have to vote
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REVIEW, FROM PAGE 12

ment and named instead Councilman Luke Courtney,
longtime board member.
Not on the Level Signs were to be posted warn-
ing of uneven decking and gaps between planks on the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier. It was a uh stop-
gap measure short of decking with plywood, which
officials felt would reduce the rustic ambience of the
pier.
Burned Fire caused $140,000 damage, destroy-
ing the home and art studio of Karen Klosky at Gulf
Drive and Avenue C and causing damage to several
units at neighboring Tropic Isle Motel.
Into the Gulf To expand police powers into
the Gulf, the City Council approved the swearing in
of Holmes Beach Policeman Chuck Stearns as a
deputy sheriff. It would give him authority to police
water craft which council members said were endan-
gering swimmers.
De-Boating Manatee County received a state
grant of $24,000 to remove four derelict boats from
near Anna Maria Island shores and another from a ca-
nal north of Cortez.

JULY
Oh-Oh Extensive and extremely inconvenient
repairs were to begin on the Cortez Bridge. The incon-
venience was to start with closing one lane at a time
and escalate to shutting down the whole bridge for 30
days later in the project.
For Fairer Feds Citizens for Fair Regulations
organized on Anna Maria to change federal, state and
local flood regulations on building elevations and
ground floor use, which organizers found "unreason-
able and intrusive." Local contractor Kit Welsch was
elected president.
Black Saturday With the beginning of July
came the end of a way of life as a statewide net-fish-
ing ban went into effect Voted in the previous Novem-
ber, the ban prohibits gill nets within nine miles of
shore in the Gulf.
Job Filled Phillip Charnock was appointed di-
rector of public works for the city of Anna Maria.
The position was filled temporarily by Frank
Tyndall after the resignation of the previous, short-


The home and studio of aritst Karen Klosky burned
in June, causing $140,000 worth of damage, in
Bradenton Beach.
termed city inspector.
Budget Time Budgets proposed for the Island's
cities: Holmes Beach would hold the line at 1.75 mills
for property taxes; Bradenton Beach would reduce its
rate from 2.9149 mills to 2.7226; Anna Maria was fac-
ing its first increase in seven years, a 14 percent jump
to 1.61 mills.

AUGUST
No Live Ones Disturbed at some beach-goers'
taking of live shellfish for souvenir or sale, Anna Maria
Mayor Dottie McChesney launched a move to ban the
harvest of live shellfish.
Change of Command With music provided by
wild parrots and a backdrop of shrimp boats returning


to port, Master Chief J.D. Arndt transferred command
of Coast Guard Station Cortez to Senior Chief Diane
Bucci.
Pierless The Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier was
closed as workers put the finishing touches on a rock
revetment at the pier's approach off Bridge Street.
One More Time Back-to-school loomed as en-
tering freshmen, sixth-graders, kindergartners and their
parents were summoned to orientation at their new
schools.
Last Call Bradenton Beach officials moved to-
ward limiting the number of drinking establishments
near Bridge Street. The 13 such businesses in the area
were to be grandfathered and no new bars will be per-
mitted.
Sure Islanders and Cotezians got the bad word:
Cortez bridge repairs and traffic jams could stretch into
December and beyond. "Worst case," February.
No Parking Residents near Katie Pierola Park
were up in arms against a master plan that would allow
14 public parking spaces there. Businessman Charles
Dubs said the park would be an enhancement but park-
ing would deteriorate property values.
Off With Them Anna Maria Turtle Watch is-
sued a call for residents and businesses near the beach
to turn off lights so turtle hatchlings would not be mis-
led inland, thinking the lights indicated shimering
nighttime Gulf waters. It was the most stressful time of
the year for turtles, said the organization.
Costly Closing of the Cortez Bridge for repairs
cost the Anna Maria Fire Control District $17,000 to
$20,000 for additional firefighters to man the Cortez
station around the clock. Normally firefighters from the
Island augment volunteers there.
Reefer The state claimed a contractor complet-
ing demolition of the old Sunshine Skyway Bridge
dumped oily timbers, steel and other rubble on Seven-
Mile Reef without a permit in 1993.
Bikers' Best Construction of Island-long bicycle
lanes and sidewalks recommended by the Manatee
County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
"would rival some of the best bike trails in the state,"
Chairman Mike Tyrrell said.
If at First Bradenton Beach is dauntless in the
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A look back at 1995 on Anna Maria Island


REVIEW, FROM PAGE 13
grant game. When the state turned down its request for
$500,000 to continue Bridge Street revitalization in
addition to the original $500,000 grant, the city applied
for another to complete work on its fishing pier and laid
the groundwork to seek still another to refurbish the
city's commercial section.
Mangroves Going into effect were relaxed regu-
lations for the cutting of the environmentally crucial
mangrove trees. Developers hailed the action, environ-
mentalists were critical.

SEPTEMBER
What a Start Snook season started with a bang,
with virtually all charter boats and shoreside fishing
locations reporting landing linesiders of keeper size.
Capt. Heistand said the season should be excellent.
Trailer Park Things looked up for trailer own-
ers when the Holmes Beach City Council was advised
by its code enforcement officer that the city's prohibi-
tion on parking travel trailers in yards was discrimina-
tory. The council initiated action to remedy that
Booze Basher A crime spree involving the
firebombing of a Holmes Beach bar and vandalizing of
a liquor store brought the arrest of an Anna Maria man
who said he was cleansing the island of liquor. The
Anchor Inn's roof was torched and Island Package ran-
sacked. The suspect also apparently set fire to his par-
ents' home in Sarasota.
Taxes, etc. Anna Maria City Commission ap-
proved a 14 percent property tax increase to 1.61 mills
while trimming its proposed budget from a million to
$940,000. Holmes Beach held the line at 1.75 mills.
Bradenton Beach, meanwhile, was raising nearly all
business and occupation license fees.
Ratliff Shags It Anna Maria City Commissioner
Mark Ratliff, elected eight months ago, said he was
selling his house, moving to Sarasota and giving up his
seat on the commission.
End of the Affair? Court-appointed mediators
worked out settlement of a lawsuit by Bradenton Beach
Marina owner Allan Bazzy against the city and 19 resi-
dents. Amount of the deal was not disclosed. Bazzy
charged the 19 had conspired to defeat his application
for a million-dollar expansion of the marina, a city
decision which a judge subsequently overturned. He
got his permits.
Up Buses Manatee County Area Transit added
two bus routes temporarily to the Island's service to
ease congestion during Cortez Bridge rehabilitation.
Cleanup Some 415 volunteers collected 15,392
pounds of trash from 41 miles of shoreline in Manatee
County during the annual Coastal Cleanup. Much of
the cleanup was on Anna Maria Island, with all three
cities' shores spruced up.
Cut 'em Off Parking was outlawed along 'Gulf
Boulevard in Anna Maria by unanimous vote of the
City Commission. Oh, well, it was only one block.
Finally Ten years in the making, an ordinance to
settle the question of the use of the T-end docks in three
canals along Marina Drive was passed by the Holmes
Beach City Council.
For the Arts Fifty Islanders involved in produc-
ing and promoting the arts had a formal meeting to dis-
cuss ways to enhance promotion, cooperation and com-
munication among the Island's arts organizations, gal-
leries and individual artists.
Homer Warren Spahn, baseball Hall of Famer





Cortez Bridge closed Oct.
2 for what was promised
to be 30 days. Due to
unforseen problems with
toxic paint and other
mechanical woes, the
bridge didn't reopen until
just before Thanksgiving.


No-parking signs and barricades went up in Anna Maria along the one-block-long Gulf Boulevard in Septem-
ber, angering residents.


who pitched for the biggies 1942-65 and played in three
World Series, started construction of a home in the City
of Anna Maria. A rental property owner here for years,
he is building a part-time retreat with his son Gregory
on Fir Avenue.
Bridgerendum An Island-wide referendum in
March on the state's plan to build a high fixed-span
bridge to replace the drawbridge on Manatee Avenue
was proposed by Holmes Beach City Councilman Luke
Courtney.
Meanwhile A long-delayed study to determine
where or whether a third bridge across Sarasota Bay
should or could be built came under unexpected attack
by officials of Longboat Key, Palmetto and Sarasota
County. A Longboat motion to abandon the "charrette"
was beaten by one vote at a regional transportation
meeting.

OCTOBER
That's It for Katie Bradenton Beach Mayor
Katie Pierola announced she would not seek reelection
to the position she held since 1989. She cited the press
of her private business, "more time for family" and her
recent appointment to the board of directors of the
statewide beach preservation association as reasons.
Wins Again Bradenton Beach Marina owner
Alan Bazzy won unanimous City Council approval to
include a concession stand serving beer in his marina.
The council originally denied a permit to expand the
marina, was reversed by a court and granted permits.
Renourish or What? State and county coastal
management officials told Anna Maria residents that
they have very little time left to get into any future
beach renourishment programs. The city refused to
participate in federal-state-local projects that rebuilt the
beach on the rest of the Island in 1993.
Out Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer
Mike Heistand resigned over a chain of command dis-
pute and what he called "a conspiracy to get rid of me."
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he was stunned.
Hat Trick The Anna Maria City Commission


decided to draw the name of a commissioner from a hat
for a successor to Mark Ratliff, who resigned. Names
of candidates were to be put into the hat and the win-
ner drawn at random by an audience member at the
appropriate meeting.
Gone Anyway An appeals board's marathon 16-
hour session and 21 witnesses turned superfluous when
Chief Jack Maloney and Police Officer Jason Joel
worked out a deal between themselves. Maloney had
fired Joel, the officer appealed and the board was seek-
ing solution when it was agreed Joel would resign.
Opal No Gem Hurricane Opal took a minor
swipe at Anna Maria before devastating the Florida
Panhandle. Miles of beaches there were wiped out and
entire communities destroyed, with damage in the bil-
lions.

NOVEMBER
Maxed In Max Znika, former city commissioner
and interim mayor, was appointed to fill the Anna
Maria commission seat vacated by Mark Ratliff. Hav-
ing changed their minds from drawing a name from a
hat, commissioners selected Znika on their own from
14 applicants.
Bad News Bridge The Cortez Bridge, scheduled to
be closed for repairs only for October, was to remain shut
down to traffic "at least through early December," the state
announced. It turned Cortez into a ghost town, business-
men charged, and Bradenton Beach also suffered.
Beach Vote With the City Commission split 2-
2, Anna Maria voters will decide at the city election
Feb. 13 whether the city should try to get into the 50-
year federal beach renourishment schedule.
Polluter Alerted to an oil slick by the owner of
Captain's Marina, agencies converged on the Holmes
Beach boat basin adjacent to the marina and Crabby
Bill's restaurant seeking the source of oil pollution that
plagued the basin for weeks. It finally was found to be
a leaky line at the BP station at Gulf and Marina Drives,
the Coast Guard said.
Broader Bridge A year-old design update broad-
ening the proposed high-rise bridge replacement on
Manatee Avenue by 10 feet was noted in an internal
memo of the Florida Department of Transportation.
According to the DOT memo, the expansion was ne-
cessitated by the elimination of a second span from
future planning and the width would help accommo-
date shoulders and a sidewalk. DOT said it is more than
adequate for a four-lane bridge.
Quick Rescue Aaron Boyd, 17, of Anna Maria
leaped into the bay at the Rod & Reel Pier to rescue 22-
month-old Nicholas Barrett, who had fallen in. Young
Nicholas was fine, Boyd broke an ankle.
Tink Honored Walton "Tink" Fulford was hon-
ored as "the father of the Cortez commercial fishing
industry" and inducted into the Manatee County Agri-
cultural Hall of Fame. One of nine children of Capt.
Billy and Sallie Fulford, Tink died at age 62 in 1965.
Better News Bridge The Cortez Bridge rehabili-


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REVIEW, FROM PAGE 14
station progressed far enough to let the state reopen the
span 23 days beyond the original 30-day schedule
- in time for the influx of Thanksgiving visitors.
Anti-Red Anna Maria Island, through its elected
officials, joined Longboat Key in an "all-out war" on
red tide.
Dolphin Ashore An ocean-going dolphin rarely
seen near shore beached itself at Anna Maria City Pier
and died despite efforts of commercial fisherman Ray
Nelson to save it.

DECEMBER
Bridge (Continued) The oft-postponed hearing
into the proposed high-rise replacement of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue got underway
before a state administrative hearing officer. State gov-
ernment proponents and local opponents will get an-
other crack at the controversy at "part two" of the hear-
ing in January.
On Top Bradenton Beach voters elected Leroy
Arnold mayor and 2-to-l favored rehabilitating the
drawbridge at Manatee Avenue instead of building a
high fixed-span bridge to replace it.
Clear Passes A regional dredging authority to
clear drifting sand from passes was being considered
by the West Coast Inland Navigation District to take
over dredging from the oh-so-slow-moving U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.


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First things first
I owe an apology to Steve Lardas and all my
friends at D.Coy Ducks for the omission in last week's
New Year's Eve happenings in "Stir."
I must have suffered a momentary mind-block
since they're only right next door to the office. Since
they provide me with tasty chili and fiery wings at least
once a week. Since I'd nearly starve and die of thirst
without them.


Sorry guys. I must have known in advance what a
great party you'd have and that you'd be sold out.

Best of the best
Best story of the year, as far as stirring things up
go, had to be the "commissioner in the hat."
Back when former Islander reporter, features
writer Mark Rafliff decided to resign from his relatively
new position on the Anna Maria City Commission, his
fellow commission members opted to collect names
from the citizenry interested in occupying the empty
seat on the dais.
They went so far as to suggest a lottery type draw-
ing at a commission meeting with a member of the


audience pulling the lucky name from the hat.
It was the type of stuff journalists can only dream
of. You know, like "man bites dog."
We sat and scratched our heads over the prospect
of drawing a commissioners name from a hat. It just
didn't seem like a responsible thing for elected officials
to do.
Apparently our story, an editorial and Jack Egan's
brilliant cartoon were enough to convince the commis-
sion of their lacking ways. They chose Ratliff's succes-
sor.
But we couldn't help having one more bit of fun
with the story and sent the Oct. 19 issue of The Islander
Bystander off to syndicated humor columnist Dave
Barry at the Miami Herald.
His reply, printed here, was classic. No, better than
that. And we really enjoyed the address for our news-
paper on his postcard.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
None available.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 23, burglary to an automobile, 703 Gulf
Drive S., Sunset Landing condominium parking lot.
The complainant reported a person unknown broke the
lock on the vehicle's hatch and removed a CD player
valued at $150, a speaker, two woofers and four tweet-
ers valued at $200, 16 CDs valued at $160 and an am-
plifier valued at $67.
Dec. 25, burglary, 100 block of 12th Street N.
The complainant reported she returned home from va-
cation and found her residence had been burglarized by
a person unknown who removed a velvet dress valued
at $200, a shirt valued at $70 and a dress valued at $20.
Dec. 26, battery, 100 block of Bridge Street. The
complainant reported that upon leaving a bar a person
unknown jumped him and beat him up.
Dec. 26, attempted burglary to an automobile,
possession of cocaine, fleeing to elude, 1301 Gulf
Drive N., Silver Surf Motel. The officer on patrol ob-
served a pick-up truck in front of him occupied by two
white male subjects. The truck turned into the motel
parking lot, and the officer turned around, went back
by the motel and observed the two subjects trying to get
into parked vehicles.
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truck and sped away as the officer attempted to stop
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their headlights and drove through a subdivision. At
74th Street Court Northwest the subjects' vehicle blew
a tire and crashed into a fence. The subjects fled and
were not located by back-up officers. The officer seized
a gram scale containing cocaine from the truck.
Dec. 26, grand theft of a bicycle valued at $350,
1407 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Moorings.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 22, burglary, 100 block of White Avenue.
The complainant reported a person unknown forced
open doors and broke a window to gain entry to the
house. After gaining entry, the subjects discharged a
fire extinguisher, broke and scarred imported furniture,
broke household items, broke an imported German
solid wood door, defecated in the bathroom and had
what appeared to be a party, said the report. Damages
were $3,000.
Dec. 22, petty larceny of a set of reindeer horns
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83rd Street.
Dec. 22, weapon, 600 block of Emerald Lane.
The complainant reported he was lying in bed when he
heard two consecutive tapping noises and glass break-
ing. He then heard a vehicle leave from in front of the
residence. The officer found two windows with holes
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Dec. 23, suspicious, 500 block of 67th Street. The
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18


Dec. 24, suspicious, 699 Gulf Drive, Barnett
Bank. The complainant reported he was at the ATM
machine when he was approached by a white male
subject with a toy gun in his hand. According to the
police report, the subject said he wanted the
complainant's money. The complainant said he knew
the gun was a toy and told the subject to get lost. The
subject returned to his vehicle and drove over the
bridge at Manatee Avenue.
Dec. 24, battery on a law enforcement officer,
resisting without violence, 3000 block of Avenue C.
The officer observed the subject go onto property
where he said the subject had been placed under a tres-
pass warning. He approached the subject and asked him
what he was doing there. The subject said he had per-
mission to be there.
When the officer said he would check on that, the
subject became aggressive and pushed the officer back-
wards. The officer fell, recovered and placed the sub-
ject in an arm hold. The subject struggled as the officer
handcuffed him and placed him in custody.
Dec. 24, petty larceny of two bicycles valued at
$50, 100 block of 50th Street.
Dec. 24, burglary, 600 block of Ambassador
Lane. The complainant reported when he returned
home he found that the back door was ajar and a per-
son unknown had gone through drawers and removed
a .38 caliber revolver.
Dec. 24, petty larceny, 3605 Gulf Drive, Island
West Apartments. The complainant reported that elec-
tric blankets, pots, pans and towels valued at $200 were
removed from a rental apartment by tenants.
Dec. 25, petty larceny of a bicycle, 300 block of
58th Street.
Dec. 26, vandalism vehicle mirror broken off,


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Dec. 26, found property a bag of jewelry, area
of Island Baptist Church.
Dec. 27, vandalism to a mailbox, 200 block of
85th Street.
Dec. 27, petty larceny, 3900 East Bay Drive, Is-
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ject removed two steaks and placed them under the tire
of a truck in the parking lot. When he was about to be
confronted, the subject ran south. He was not found.
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Dec. 28, damage, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
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contract with the city stating that if he
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own free will during the five-year pe-
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salary and benefits he received during
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Reminders and remembering Orchid Isles


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
First, a reminder of the live shellfish hearing set for
Thursday, Jan. 4,7:30 p.m., at Anna Maria City Hall.
It has taken the Florida Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion a long time to finally get around to our request for
a ban on harvesting live shellfish in Manatee County,
so this is the time to show up and support the measure.
It should be interesting.
So far as most of us can tell, this should be the
next-to-the-last hoop we've got to jump through to
have the "Sanibel rule" apply here in Manatee County
-putting a stop to folks taking commercial quantities
of inedible shellfish locally. Final step is Gov. Lawton
Chiles and the Florida Cabinet.

Mind if I look in that cooler?
Next, a reminder that you might want to clip and
keep until we're used to the new fishing rules.
Effective last Monday, several new size and bag
limits went into effect for local waters. The new rules
cover trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, both African
and Florida pompano, permit and triple tail. Bay
shrimpers will also be forbidden to drag their trawls on
the seagrass flats as of Jan. 1.
Minimum size for sea trout goes up to 15 inches
with a maximum of 20 inches. Recreational fishers will
be able to keep one sea trout more than 20 inches in
length per day, and the fishery for sea trout in our area
is now closed during November and December.
Daily bag limit for sea trout south of the Pinellas-
Pasco county line is now five spotted sea trout per per-
son per day.
The closed season of March, April and May for
redfish has been removed by the governor and cabinet.
(Reds are certainly a classic case of how a managed



Events
A Wild Bird Rescue Training Class will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Th-
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teers must be 18 years of age or older. Cost: free.
Registration/Information: 388-4444.
During the month of January, Bishop Plan-
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once-upon-a-time story about the life and death
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Other new finfish rules set size limits and daily
possession limits for flounder (12-inch minimum /10
fish daily bag limit), sheepshead (12/10), African pom-
pano (24/2 per vessel), Florida pompano and permit
(10- to 20-inch slot with one fish greater than 20 inches
allowed /10 fish bag limit) triple tail (15/2).
The daily bag limit for red snapper was increased
from two to five.
One last note: Don't confuse the generally larger Af-
rican pompano with our more common Florida pompano.

Muck-About Journal
Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher is now
publishing a little newsletter out of his Big Cypress
Gallery in Ochopee. I believe I mentioned the gallery
a couple of weeks ago in this column. It's a great stop
along the Tamiami Trail enroute across south Florida.
The Muck-About Journal hawks Butcher's great
photography, his new biography called "Seeing the
Light," and reports some of the latest environmental
news, especially as it relates to the Everglades. As you
can imagine, it's seldom good news on the latter front.
One of the latest stupid ideas out of Washington is
that it seems the "Newtzies" in Congress now want to
put the Big Cypress National Preserve on a list for pos-
sible closing. That's to save money, don't ya know.
The Big Cypress National Preserve!
An old saying about "Some folks knowing the
price of everything and the value of nothing," comes
to mind.
And now, a historical note: the Big Cypress Gal-
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chid farm run by a fellow named Leon Whilden, one of
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I got to know Whilden pretty well over the years,
mostly from just stopping by and talking orchids and
sometimes buying one from him. But in addition to chat-
ting with a genuine living legend in the orchid business,
I'd always end up being told to take a walk 'round back
in the growing and display area, a high point of any trip
to Miami or the Keys at least for me.
Orchid Isles used to be one long wood shed
topped with a metal roof perched along the south
side of the Tamiami Trail. It was just a few miles
west of the main Miccosukee village and had an old
aluminum trailer out front where Whilden slept. He
sold $2 admissions to tourists who wanted to prowl
around and look at his plants.
The old man (he was well into his 70s when we
met) took most of his meals at Monroe Station and al-
ways had a bottle around to share with folks interested
in serious orchid talk. I brought along a fresh bottle a
couple of times, and a couple of times Whilden tried
pretty hard to sell me Orchid Isles.
When the pioneer finally died four or five years
back, Butcher bought the property for his gallery. The
old wood building was torn down and the trailer towed
away. A very pretty new building is now in place and
serves as the sales gallery.
I can't think of a much nicer thing that could have
happened to that seven or eight acres.Oneofthesedays
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Sheepies coming on in size, number near shore


By Capt Mike Heistand
Weather woes have kept most fishers close to the
Island this week, but sheepshead fishing is excellent
near the docks, piers and bridges to make up for the
rain. Redfish are still around, and for those willing to
brave the waves offshore, grouper and snapper abound.
Capt. Phil Shields said offshore grouper fishing
remains excellent when he can get offshore through
the thunderstorms. Snapper fishing remains fair, and
they're reporting good catches of trigger fish, lane




By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Dec. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. While
on patrol, a boat from Station Cortez came across
a sailing vessel aground on the north side of the
Cortez Bridge. The boat's owner was not in dis-
tress and said he would await high tide to re-float
his boat.
Dec. 24, Boarding. A 30-foot sailing vessel
was boarded near Marker 36 in Anna Maria
Sound. The owner was issued a boating safety vio-
lation for not displaying registration numbers as
required, having a discharged aerosol sound-pro-
ducing device and operating a VHF-FM radio
without an FCC license.
Dec. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a sailing vessel
aground in Big Pass. Station Cortez launched a
boat and located the grounded sailboat. The boat's
owner said the anchor had slipped during the night
and he would await high tide to refloat.
Dec. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a sailboat disabled and
adrift one mile west of Longboat Key. Station
Cortez launched a boat, located the vessel and as-
sisted it to port.
Dec. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a sailing vessel dis-
abled and adrift in Sarasota Bay. Station Cortez
launched a boat and located the sailboat with a
broken mast. Sarasota Police marine officers
towed the boat to Centennial Park.
Dec. 26, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a request for assistance from a 27-
foot Searay aground at Marker 9 in Lemon Bay.
Station Cortez issued a marine assistance request
broadcast on behalf of the disabled vessel, and a
commercial salvor towed the vessel to port.
Dec. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot pleasure craft
taking on water near Egmont Channel buoy 12.
Station Cortez launched a boat to investigate, as-
sisted by a commercial salvor and the Manatee
County Sheriffs marine unit. The boat was lo-
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Capt. Rick Gross said fishing has been slow for
him due to the weather, but when he is able to get out
he's finding good-sized sheepshead and redfish.
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Egmont Key and having some success in catching
black drum, a few redfish and sheepshead.
On my boat Magic we've caught lots and lots of
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every Monday
The Cortez Village Historical Society has sched-
uled a series of narrated cruises on the river local au-
thor Joe Warner designated "The Singing River" in his
book by the same name each Monday morning dur-
ing the months of January, February and March.
The three-hour cruises on the Miss Cortez will begin
Monday, Jan. 8, departing from the fleet dock at 12507
Cortez Road W., Cortez, on the southeast side of the
Cortez Bridge. Loading time will be at 9:30 a.m. for a 10
a.m. departure. The boat accommodates 125 passengers
and will return at 1 p.m. The fee is $10 per person.
The tour includes a visit to the Cortez Fishing Vil-
lage harbor and surrounding rookery, a chance to view
the white pelicans, cruising into historic Tampa Bay for
a view of the islands and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge,
proceeding then into the mouth of the Manatee River
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10 live oak trees accompanied by "The Tree Book"
with information about tree planting and care.
The oak trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's
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red on every trip out.
Capt Tom Chaya suggests anglers try fishing the
docks outside the Key Royale area for sheepshead and
reds. He's finding sheepies up to six pounds in the area.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said sheepshead
are the best bet in the backwater, grouper and amber-
jack offshore. He said to stop by and see him if you're
having a problem catching any of those tasty sheeps-
head. Reds are still being reported around, Bill added.
Good luck and good fishing.


starting Jan. 8
as he landed in 1539.
Tales of the first residents and of days gone by will
be narrated by Mary Fulford Green, granddaughter of
the first pioneer settler of the fishing village. As the
tour travels east, it is frequently escorted by playful dol-
phins and perhaps a manatee or two.
Tickets must be purchased in advance from the
Miss Cortez dock. For reservations, call 794-1223.
Groups are encouraged to schedule ahead. There is a
snack bar on board offering beverages and sandwiches
or riders may choose to dine at one of many nearby
restaurants after the 1 p.m. return.
Proceeds from the 12 Monday cruises will be used
to set up the Family Life Museum in the 107-year-old
fishing village. The Cortez Fishing Village was listed
on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
For more information, call Green at 756-3784.


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CHARMING OLD "FLORIDA" STYLE BEACH
HOUSE. Totally refurbished and updated, beau-
tiful tropical plants in secluded backyard, large
lanai, new appliances, roof and A/C, across the
street from the beach. $158,000. Call Frank
Migliore 778-2662 after hours.


PEEKS OF TAMPA BAY from this Island home
with a slight touch of country charm. Wood
floors in main living area, new paint inside and
out, short walk to beach and park. A/C and roof
about 3 years old. $165,500. Call Frank Migliore
778-2552 after hours.
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SUPERB LOCATION 3 blocks to beach!
Great condition! One of the Islands most spa-
cious and beautifully maintained duplexes. 2BR/
2BA on each side. new A/C, separate meters,
new kitchen cabinets on owner's side. Tastefully
turnkey furnished on both sides. It's ready for
your Island residence with an income also!
Please call Judy Duncan to see this special
property 778-1589. It's only $184,900!

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REALTORS


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Artists Guild Gallery
features Island scenes
The charm and quaintness of Anna Maria Island
can be seen through art currently on exhibit at the
Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.
Featured works throughout the gallery depict well-
known spots on the Island including the Anna Maria City
Pier, Island Players, Harrington House, Rod and Reel Pier,
Roser Church, Bradenton Beach Pier, Historic Bridge
Street, Manatee Beach and historic houses.
The exhibit is open to the public and will run
through Feb. 2.
For more information, call the gallery at 778-6694.


ART


Longboat Key Art Center
offers new programs
January will bring five additional classes to the
Longboat Key Art Center schedule. They include in-
struction in pottery, drawing, watercolor, papermaking
and embossing, and photography. Classes are $50 for
five sessions for members.
On Saturday, Jan. 6, the center will present a demon-
stration in watercolor by Harry Thompson. The cost is $3.
Beth Arthur will present a special workshop in
"Experimental Painting and Collage" on Mondays, Jan.
8 and Jan. 15, and on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 8 and
9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the center will have receiv-
ing for the Northern Trust Bank of Florida All Media
Exhibition. The jury date is Tuesday, Jan. 16, and
awards will total $3,000.
For information, class schedules and other fees,

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
North Beach Village
6305 Gulf Drive
3BR/2BA, 2 big sundecks in a tropical setting.









Turnkey furnished, all new carpet, 1/2 block to
beach. Own your piece of Paradise! $158,900.
Excalibur Realty
(941) 795-4394


Island Homes
with DEEP WATER DOCK
These desirable canal homes
feature a boating lifestyle!







608 NORTH POINT DRIVE
A North Point Harbor 4BR/5BA custom home
with a den, family room, formal dining room,
an office and a dream kitchen with double gas
oven. Two oversized garages and huge first
floor storage. ML#66126. $595,000







605 EMERALD LANE
A Key Royale 2BR/2BA canal home with a great
open floor plan. An updated kitchen, large dining
area and huge porch make it a perfect home for
entertaining. ML#66638. $238,000







518 SOUTH DRIVE
An Anna Maria elevated 2BR/2BA canal home
with cathedral ceilings and lots of expansion room.
Features a big deck upstairs and large porch
downstairs. ML#67839 $189,000.
Contact Dick Maher 778-6791 or
Dave Jones 778-4891


contact the center at 383-2345 or stop by at 6860
Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key.

Education Center
announces lecture series
The focus is on the arts as the Education Center
kicks off its 1996 Lecture Series.
A nine-lecture program will be presented at the
center located at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat
Key, on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. from Tuesday, Jan. 9,
through March 5. Registration for the entire series is
$40 with individual lectures offered at $5 each.
Martin Tucker, Ph.D., kicks off the season with his
discussion on "American Literature and Criticism: The
Past Decade."
For a brochure on the lecture series, call the cen-
ter at 383-8811.


Come ride with me!







We'll find your place in paradise.
When buying or selling, Ed can
make your Island Dream come true!
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
WAGNEDI REALTY- Since 1939
778-1751 2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
Evenings Bradenton Beach Office
FL 34217







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COUCH/SLEEPER Double. Good condition. $60.
Drop-in stove. Good condition. $10. 778-9264.

DINING TABLE & 4 chairs. Wrought Iron kitchen set
with 4 chairs. 778-0093.

PAIR OF TWIN BEDS with frames and linens. Four
drawer chest. 778-4029.

MAPLE SOFABED, chairs, tables. $150. Microwave
$35. Twin bed frame/box springs $50. Twin frame $20.
Upright freezer. $150. 778-7151.

UNUSUAL BUYS High quality "new" stainless steel
double sink $40. 2 "new" Pest-a-lights $15 each.
McLink 30' x 25' floor safe $225. Freezer 18" x 33"
$60. 2 four drawer file cabinets $40 each. National
Geographic globe w/stand $25. Large coolers $10
each. Set men's golf clubs w/bag $95. As is: 10hp
Johnson outboard motor $350. Lawn Boy mower $50.
Gas edger $50. 15pt Crosby dehumidifier $35. Battery
charger (10amp) $10. 778-9470. 519 71st Holmes
Beach.

Fuji racing bike, small frame. $100. Bang & Olufsen
stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turntable &
cassette player $600. 778-1102.

WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. We
hang them proudly in our office get rid of it here. Call
The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


RE144X


GULFSTREAM REALTY


JULIE McCLURE

A Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

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


MOVING SALE Fri., Jan. 5, Sat., Jan. 6 & Sun., Jan. 7.
8 am to 5 pm. 203 83rd St., Holmes Beach.

ISLAND FAMILY Estate Sale. Furniture, TVs, micro-
wave, clothes, household goods. Must go! Sat., Jan. 6.
9 am to 3 pm. 110 Tern Dr. (off Gladiolus), Anna Maria


LOST: SILVER RING with flat wide green stone. Will
Reward. Please Call 778-9130

PLEASE HELP! Lost Cat: Orange & White Tabby, an-
swers to "Opie" Lost near 52nd St. Reward! Call Lisa
778-4774 or 778-0700.


SELF EMPLOYED or small business owner! Low cost
health coverage sponsored by American Small Busi-
ness Association. Call Arnold 746-1566 or 794-0567.

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


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


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

WAGNER REALTY 19
778-2246
I(800) 211-2323


- Gulfstream Realty
5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL..
Robert Saint-Jean
"JE PARLE FRANCAIS"


ANNOUNCING...
THE CA NADIAN CL UB
JOIN THE FUN TODAY

CALL FOR DETAILS 778-6467 after hours
CANALFRONT 2/2 CONDO ............. $109,900
CANALFRONT 3/3 CONDO ............. $145,000
DUPLEX FIXER-UPPER 5/3............. $175,000
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2/2 .....$61,500 & UP


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

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


BOAT DOCK $75 month. 620 Dundee, Holmes Beach.
615-962-0439.

CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
1990.


COOK & SERVERS wanted, full or part time. Good pay
with flexible hours. Apply in person only to Bridge St.
Pier & Cafe. A drug free work place.

GRANDMA TYPE housekeeper/caregiver looking for
live in job. Excellent references. POB 1056, Anna Maria
City, FL 34216.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE Part-time help wanted for after-
noons. 778-2967.

HELP WANTED Counter person. Part-time. Mothers
hours. Will train. Call Cindy 779-1212.

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SUSANNE KASTEN
REALTOR
Ich Spreche Deutsch
Office: 941-778-2291
Fax: 941-778-2294
Home: 941-921-4130


"^^^ RENTALS
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available
"Now through Season"
"DIAL DEBBIE"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152

Debbie Dial RA7 I1 Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.


3-year-old mullet for sale!


1 ISLANDE $10 inct t
100% Cotton $10 including state sales tax


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

SOBJEKTVERWALTUNG -
VERMIETUNGEN
Professionell Zuverliissig Unkompliziert
Wir betreuen lhre Immobilie wie unsere Eigene.
.uI Jncr deitscher Kuindenstamm spricht dafOr.


JUST LISTED!
This 3BR elevated home is located on sailboat water within
walking distance to the beach in the City of Anna Maria. Split
bedroom plan with great room make this a must see. Priced
right at just $209,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.


S LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 -Anna Maria, FL34216B
FAX# 778-7035
114 778-14 rr "77.8-2307


NEWLY LISTED!
Elevated 3BR/2BA home in quiet Coconut Bayou. Newly painted
with spacious open design living area and kitchen. Two sets of
glass doors open onto deluxe lanai with nice cathedral ceilings
in living area. Close walking to beach and priced at only
$190,000.


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REA LTY Co"
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulft Dfve PO Box 835 Anna Mia,. Rodda 34216


Ich freue mich auf lhren Anruf.
John Michaels
779-1101


Doug
Dowling
Realty
778-1222


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REALTOR/Manager for Holmes Beach/Anna Maria of-
fice. Career opportunity for experienced professional.
Attractive benefit package available. Call Michael E.
Nink, Broker, Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543 for
confidential interview.
HELP WANTED Tip of the Island. 778-3909.

Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you can give a few
hours of community service.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.



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. Flat rat es. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Is-
lands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential & com-
mercial cleaning. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Excellent references. Licensed, bonded. Call
for estimate or appointment. Beverly 778-1945.


HOUSE CLEANING Honest, reliable, excellent refer-
ences. 778-1135 leave message.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads and service adver-
tising!

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


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

DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.

CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
odorizing. 794-1278.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.


MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.

FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
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 I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remodel-
ing, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.

PRESSURE CLEANING & EXTERIOR services. Clean,
seal, paint & repair roofs, gutters, walls decks, drives and
more. Free estimates. Arrow Enterprises. 749-1228.


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WHAT A VIEW!
3BR/2BA elevated home w/ga-
rage area below. Vaulted ceiling
in living room, large deck across
't back and great view of the Gulf of
Mexico. #CH67898. $375,000.

Carol Heinze
REALTORF/CRS
Multi-Million $ Club
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
PINE BAY FOREST...2BR/2BA w/loft. Garden
window in kitchen. $92,000.
KEY ROYALE... bayfront 3BR/3.5BA, fire-
places, heated pool, 50' dock. $589,000.
WESTBAY COVE...heated pool, tennis, walk to
beach. 1 BR/1 BA, $85,900.2BR/2BA, $138,900.
SUNBOW BAY...2BR/2BA. Pool, tennis, el-
evator and close to beach. $95,900.
MARTINIQUE...top floor 2BR/2BA with Gulf
and Bay views. $189,900.
GULL DRIVE...canalfront 2BR/2BA enclosed
workroom, finished storeroom & T-dock. $219,900.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

NW BRADENTON...3BR/2BA home in great north-
west neighborhood. Quiet street on cul de sac,
wooden deck and a great price #122195. $89,900.
Call Carol S. Heinze, eves 792-5721.
UNIQUE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY...8 unit bed &
breakfast plus owner's quarters. At the entrance to
Manatee County just off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
#68050. $392,000. Call T. Dolly Young, eves 778-5427.


Karin Stephan
REALTOR W
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Mobile:
941-350-5844
Fax: 941- 778-3035


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MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD...open floor plan w/
bayview from every room. Pool w/spa. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with
heated pool. #KS67250. $179,000.
PERICO BAY...2BR/2BA unit overlooking Palma
Sola Bay. Many upgrades. #KS66624. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE...3BR/3BA w/fireplace, fruit trees,
pool & boat docks/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
ISLAND PARADISE...luxury 2/3BR condos on
the Gulf w/panoramic views. $289,000.
SYCAMORE AVE...4BR/3BA elegant home.
Close to the Gulf. $279,000.
SIESTA KEY...no bridges to Bay. 2BR/2BA. 50' dock,
community pool, spa, tennis & clubhouse. $235,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR...3BR/2BA on deep
water canal w/dock. 40' kidney-shaped pool and
spa. $41 8,000.
DUPLEX...2BR/1BA each side. Steps to beautiful
gulf beach. Room for pool. $179,500.

NORTH POINT HARBOR...absolutely gorgeous
3BR/2BA home with enclosed courtyard and split
bedroom design. Located on deep water canal.
Community pool, tennis and clubhouse. #68097.
$320,000. Call Karin Stephan, eves 388-1267.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
LaWn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778f.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISFACTION

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


stom Trucking
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING BOAT DELIVERY

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



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
EXACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS

ENTRY* 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 0 .2 ,-' RESIDENTIAL
Bonded Licensed Insured &
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat COMMERCIAL
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE- We repair popcorn ceilings.
RADIO DISPATCHED Serving the Islands Since 1969.
SPECIALTY KEYS Ucensed and Insured
LUGGAGE REPAIRS
By Appointment 778-5594 778-5594 778-3468

We clean and polish every-
thing even under the hood!





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.
Mobile service number: 320-0110.


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AVAILABLE First 3 weeks of March only! Fully furnished
beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot and parking. $450
per week or all 3 weeks $1,000 includes phone and
cable. 778-2832.

JANUARY & MARCH VACANCY.Duplex 1BR/1BA
available immediately. Close to shopping and restau-
rants, 1 block to nice Gulf beach in South Holmes
Beach. $375 per week includes utilities, cable and
phone. 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.

GULF FRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able Mar. & Apr. $1,700 mo. 778-2832.

SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2 & 3BR rentals. Unfurnished $625
& $850 mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Anna Maria Re-
alty, Inc. 778-2259.

SEASONAL West Bay Cove, Sun Plaza, Martinique and
River Oaks. Please call T. Dolly Young, Prudential
Florida Realty, 778-0766.

JAN. & APR. STILL OPEN for the season. Completely
furnished 2BR/2BA apartment, washer/dryer, 3 houses
to Gulf beach. $1,700 mo + tax & util. Ground level. Call
Betty Cole (941) 779-1213 or write PO Box 246, Anna
Maria, FL 34216.

SUNBOW BAY Yearly unfurnished. 2BR/2BA apart-
ment w/lovely views. Pool, tennis, elevator, covered
parking. Non-smokers. $775 mo. Call Dave Moynihan,
Realtor. 778-2246 or 778-7976.

SEASONAL NORTH BEACH Village condo. Gorgeous
3BR/3BA, 1,500 sq. ft townhouse. Pool, large deck and
designer decor. $2,400 mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244

CHARMING BEACH CLASSIC 2BR/1BA, Gulfview, all
new kitchen, w/d, hardwood floors and double garage.
Perfect winter get away. $650 wk or $1,800 mo. Gulf
Bay Realty 778-7244

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.

HIDE-A-WAY with lovely view on Bay, completely fur-
nished. 1st floor, 1 BR $1,000 mo. 2BR $1,500 mo., utili-
ties included. Available Dec., Jan., Apr. No pets. 778-
7107.

BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE Seasonal, 2BR/1BA,
one block to beach or bay. Fishing pier, adorable, close
to shops. $1,200 mo. 813-874-0973.

ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT Skyway view, fully furnished
2BR/2BA ground level home, garage, dishwasher, W/
D. $1,800 month. 778-2825.

FOR RENT 3 months from 1st of Jan. 2BR/1BA on
small condo complex with heated pool. Steps from
beautiful beach. 941-954-1110.

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS Westbay Cove and
Westbay Point and Moorings. 2BR/2BA condos now
available for the season. Old Florida Realty Company.
778-3377.

SEASONAL RENTAL Fully furnished 3BR canalfront
home in Key Royale. Old Florida Realty Company. 778-
3377.

EFFICIENCY 1 room & bath, porch and separate en-
trance. 778-2743.

SEASONAL TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR condo
bayfront w/pool. Gulf and Bay views. Steps to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-6724.


SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA house. Avail-
able Jan. and Feb. 1996. Two blocks from Gulf beach,
nice patio, orange trees, tropical foliage. $1200 mo. or
$350 wk. Also efficiency/apt. $600 mo. or $175 wk.
5706 A & B Carissa St., Holmes Beach. Call Peggy or
Martha at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex. $600
mo plus utilities. Will consider pets. Call Carol Price,
Smith Realtors 778-0770.

DUPLEX WATERFRONT Intracoastal, Bradenton
Beach. 2 or 3BR, dock, davits, walk to beach, carport,
modern. $850 or $750 mo. 1 year lease. 813-539-5586
leave message.

WANTED TO RENT Off street parking space on Island
for insured 21ft. mini-motor home or car. $30 per month.
Negotiable. 778-7306.

2BR/1 BA APARTMENT Neat & clean. West of Gulf Dr.
One block to beach. W/D, dishwasher. Available Jan.,
Feb., Mar. & Apr. $1600 mo/$550 wk. 778-6427.

GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA, 3 floor unfurnished
townhouse. Ground: Pkg. for 2 cars, shower to know
the sand off your feet. 2nd floor: Mexican tiled living
room and kitchen, large balcony overlooking the Gulf.
3rd floor: 2BR/2BA, 2 balcony, freshly redecorated.
$1,000 mo. 1st & sec. Magnificent view of the sun set-
ting over the Gulf. 703 Gulf Dr. @ 8th. just south of
Cortez. Call 351-1596 to see.

2BR/1 BA on bay w/dock, ground floor. Clean. New 10
x 30 screened porch. Watta view! Nicely furnished &
equipped: dishwasher, disposal, cable, ceiling fans,
TV, air/heat, new refrigerator, grill. Walk to post of-
fice, pier, shops, restaurants, Gulf, etc. Elder friendly!
Positively must see to appreciate. Monthly. 778-0349
or 794-5980.

GULFFRONT Best view. 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top floor
master suite. Patio in tropical garden- Gulf waters 90
feet from back door. $2,000/$3,300. 778-0990.



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VACATION RENTAL Charming, fumished studio apart-
ment. Newly renovated gulfview. Steps to beach.
Weekly. Anna Maria. 778-6126/792-5303.
RENTAL Immediate opening. 2BR/1.5BA apartment in
Holmes Beach. Close to shopping, eateries and the
beach. $1500/monthly. We offer full property manage-
ment. If you are planning to rent your property call
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 941-778-0700.
1BR/1BA APARTMENT with private deck. Panoramic
view. Clean and attractive. Available 1/6/96 1/30/
96.$325 wk. 778-7934.
ACCOMMODATIONS TO SHARE Female roommate
wanted to share Island apartment. $525 plus deposit.
Includes utilities. Smoker, child, small pet ok. 778-2234.


GREAT GULFVIEW 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.
LARGE ISLAND HOME 2572 sq. ft. under roof, open
floor plan with den, specialty landscaping. 2 blocks to
beach, bayview. $142,000.749-1695.
WANTED PRINCIPLE desires small, Gulffront or
Gulfview, Bayfront or Bayview home. Call NY (516) 589-
3943. Leave message.
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB 3BR/3.5 BA, Over
2,700 A.C., 3,800 under roof, 2 car garage. Completely
remodeled. Panoramic view on 14th green. $259,000.
By owner. 798-3981.
2BR/2BA CONDO for sale by owner. End unit, low
maintenance, heated pool, etc. 55 plus adult, Bayshore
Garden. $38,0000; 795-4432.


MOBILE HOME Double-wide, furnished, 2BR/2BA,
roof-over, vinyl siding, carport, W/D, shop, lanai, cen-
tral vac, heat/air, $55 over. $22,900. 756-9292.
A RARE BUY beautiful, light and airy, 2BR/2BA home
on deep water canal. Extra large landscaped lot with
mature orange, mango, banana, Royal Poinciana
trees, raised herb garden, patio, auto sprinkler system.
Boat dock and davits. Spacious 24' X 15' living room
plus Florida room, dining, kitchen, extra large closets.
1 car plus garage. New plumbing, top appliances, lots
of room to expand. 5 blocks from beach. $218,500. 519
71st., St., Holmes Beach. Call for appt. 778-9470.
FREE BOAT SLIP Heated pool, putting green, shuffle-
board, beach access, clubhouse and more come with
this 2BR/2BA villa in turnkey condition with new appli-
ances A/C etc. on Longboat Key for only $133,000.
Owner asking for offers due to ill health. Call 383-7242.
BY OWNER almost new 3BR/2BA, elevated home with
large enclosed garage, near point on Anna Maria.
$229,000. Call for appointment 778-9515.
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vertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limi-
tation or discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or in-
tention to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, preg-
nant women and people securing custody of children
under 18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any
advertising for real estate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal
opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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ANAGRAMS '95
BY BOB KLAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
I Breath protector
8 Young chicken
15 Write mediocre
literature
22 1979 Caine-
Ustinov film
23 Day at the
movies
24 Strauss opera
heroine
25 "T. J. Hooker"
star
26 Song heard at
Sky-Dome
27 Munsel of the
Met
28 HIS NEW
RANK'S SAME:
"TOP ACTOR"
31 It's of miner
concern
32 Has a bawl
33 Pumpernickel
ingredient
34 Serpentine
nickname
38 Fanny Brice's
theme song
41 Triple Crown
winner, 1937
48- Gulf of Guinea
port
50 TVJoker
52 "A Night at the
Opera" tune
53 OH-H NICE!
TELL ARISTIDE
FOES...
60 Occasional
61 Harmful
62 Raiders' strikes
63 Tickles


64 Green
66 Raucous
speech
67 Uninteresting
68 Stinging
69 George
Meredith novel,
with "The"
71 Conductor
Ozawa
73 Knowledgeable
about
74 Piece of eight
78 I'VE GOT
COUNTRY'S
MIND SPLIT
83 Eighty-six
84 One with will
power?
85 Succeed
86 Snobs' looks
87 Ancient
Persian
88 Sought office
89 "Buffalo--"
(old song)
92 Patois
93 Stuck
97 Jack of clubs
98 "Paper Chase"
subject
100 Man with an
alibi
101 CALAMITY!
I SHOOK,
SHATTERED
105 In a huff
106 Poet-novelist
Wylie
107 Japanese
porcelain
108 Scotch and
Drambuie
drinks
III Feel nostalgic
114 Foreign
correspondent?


118 LilyTomlin's
Edith--
119 Lets touch
them
121 Contemporary
art
122 PULL BIG
STREAK! 0'S
CHEERING
135 Excitement a,
136 Tough guy of
filmdom
137 Island on which
Father Damien
worked
138 Birthplace of
grunge rock
139 "Annie"
choreographer
Peter
140 Buddy
141 Transports for
Holmes
142 Australian
hobo
143 He 88-Across
and 88-Across
and 88-Across

DOWN
I Half an early
comics duo
2 Having
missed the
boat
3 Mortifies
4 High school
requirement
5 & 6 "Nana"
actress, 1934
7 Douglas and
Cameron
8 Auto engine
leakage
9 Bigotry
10 Algerian port
11 English
playwright
Hay et al.
12 Makeup
artist?


13 "Momo"author
Michael
14 Cut the
mustard?
15 Exotic punch
flavor
16 Waxed eloquent
17 Jackson 5
member
18 Lush settings?
19 Pindaric
20 Machu Picchu
native
21 Sideways look
29 Gulf of Aden
abutter
30 Cedric-- of
"Little Lord
Fauntleroy"
35 Gained a lap
36 Chill
37 Bounce back
39 Pound's sounds
40 Easter starter
41 Overgrown
42 Homer's
"scourge of
mortals"
43 Dovetailed
44 Pelvis parts
45 Hoppers
46 Mrs.
Shakespeare
47 Off
49 Classic theater
name
51 Science of poetic
rhythm
53 Square
54 Love-duet
sequence in
ballet
55 Eat crow and
talk turkey, e.g.
56 One with a rod
57 Top-drawer


58 Center of
Florida
59 Holds tight
65 Honchos
67 Islamic folklore
figure
68 G.I. address
70 Under control
72 Think tank
member
73 On pins and
needles
74 Berth place
75 Creditor's writ
76 Flatter
77 Pearl harborer
79 "Pagliacci"
soprano


80 Do battle
81 Pull on
82 In the dark
87 Cereal eater of
old ads
88 Harold of
"Ghostbusters"
90 Guided beyond
the threshold of
91 Twiggy
93 Calaboose
94 Kind of street
95 Endorsements
96 Rock's-- the
Hoople
97 Campaign aid
98 Wax-glazed
fabric


99 Now!
102 "Die Lorelei"
poet
103 Playfully
noncommittal
104 Peccancy
109 It's incendiary
110 Footholds?
112 Cochise player
on 50's TV
113 Trust
115 Wintercoats
116 French satellite
launcher
117 Innumerable
120 Drainage sites
122 Fives and tens,
e.g.


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figure?
124 Kind of office
125 Channels
126 Colon, in
analogies
127 Emulates
Xanthippe
128 Squandered
129 Mystery writer
Buchanan
130 Dance partner
131 Car on rails
132 Satyr, in part
133 "A Chapter on
Ears" essayist
134 Brother of Little
Joe


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LONGBOAT KEY DIRECT GULFFRONT
BEACH HOME $585,000 100 ft wide. 2
stories, room for expansion Call Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261


CANALFRONT HOME $189,000 Large
2BR/2BA homemade for entertaining 2 car
plus garage with lots of expansion room Deck
on second floor, patio on first Boat dock Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-2261. eves
778-6791 or 778-4891


PREMIER N. POINT HOME $595,000.
4BR/5BA with office, den, family room. formal
dining room, vast storage, 2 car plus garage
built for elevator Dock w/electric & water on
deep canal Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
778-2261. eves 778-6791 or 778-4891




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DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO $189,000
Beautiful 2BR/2BA top-floor unit Nice on.site
pool Gorgeous ceramic tile floors overlooks
wide sandy beach & pristine sunsels Call
Chard Winheim 778-2261 eves 778-6743


DEEP WATER CANAL $589,000 Custom
4BR/3BA w/vaulted ceilings, lighted plant
shelves. Spacious master suite w/lacuzzi tub.
Over 2.400 sq ft garage area Call Mary Ann
Schmidt 778-2261. eves 778-4931


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BAYVIEW $145,000 Upstairs corner unit
Ceramic lile on eniry porch & lanai lanai is
glassed in Dome ceiling in kitchen New
drapes and shades Call Bob or Lu Rhoden
778-2261. eves 778-2692


TOWNHOUSE ON THE WATER
$220,000 Rarely available 3BR/3BA, 2-story
enclosed lanai Weslbay Point & Moorings boat
dock outside your door Spacious. elegant inte-
nor Bobye Chasey 778-2261 eves 778-1532







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GULFVIEW FOR ONLY $83,000 View of
Gulf from every window This newly painted
1BR/1BA unit has carport. new A/C & refrig-
eraior Glassed lanai Call Bill Bowman 778-
2261. eves 778-4619


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