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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Holmes Beach residential rental limits proposed


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
What's your pleasure, residents? asked the Holmes
Beach City Council last week after making a new rec-
ommendation on residential rental restrictions.
Following two hours of discussion, the council
recommended restricting rental periods to 30 days in
the R-1 district and seven days in the R-3 district.
They recommended splitting the R-2 district. West
of Holmes Boulevard and west of Gulf Drive between
52nd and 43rd Streets would be limited to seven-day
rentals. East of Holmes Boulevard and east of Gulf
Drive between 52nd and 43rd Streets would be limited
to two-week rentals.
There will be a grandfathering provision for


Engineers

determining


sand loss from


Hurricane Opal
By Paul Roat
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyors are ex-
pected to begin work later this month to determine just
how much sand was lost from the beach in the wake of
Hurricane Opal.
Manatee County Environmental Management De-
partment beach coordinator Jack Gorzeman said a de-
cision on whether or not to dredge more sand should be
reached within six months.
If approved by the Corps of Engineers, sand may
be moving as soon as a year from now instead of the
programmed year 2000.
The speed-up in the renourishment effort is as a
result of Hurricane Opal's beach destruction. Coastal
experts estimate 30-50 feet of sand was lost to erosion
caused by high winds and surf when the storm passed
the Island Oct. 5
If the Corps okays the project, federal officials
have the option of authorizing either renourishment of
the beach to pre-Opal conditions or a full-scale
renourishment of much of Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria Commissioners agreed last year not to
be a part of the sand process at this time.
Gorzeman said Corps officials will map the Island
at a five-foot water depth using surveying monuments
as reference points. The current map will then be com-
pared to a similar survey conducted in February 1995.



Dock users

deadline Feb. 1
Holmes Beach City Clerk Leslie Ford is urg-
ing those claiming dock space on existing docks
in the city's three T-end canals to register before
the Feb. 1 deadline.
To register a resident must complete a regis-
tration form that is available in city hall. Copies
of the following must be attached to the form:
The original deed in which the right to use
boat space is granted.
Deed showing current ownership of the
property described in.Section I of the form.
Proof of existing utility service, where ap-
plicable.
Registration and ownership information for
the boat or water craft to be moored.
Proof of insurance of dock structure in the
minimum amount of $100,000.
"So far only 15 people have registered for
dock space," Ford said.


shorter rental periods if proof is provided. The
grandfathering deadline will be six months prior to
the passage of the ordinance.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore explained she has
been pushing for restrictions in the three residential
districts since 1992 and 1993, when the council ap-
proved a 30-day minimum in the R-1AA district (Key
Royale) and a seven-day minimum in the R-4 district
(mostly south of Manatee Avenue).
"We made a commitment to address the other ar-
eas in the city," she said.
"Normally zoning requests come from the commu-
nity affected," noted Mayor Rich Bohnenberger.
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said real estate
agents who handle rentals do not want to bother with over-


nights, so "it's basically self regulating for a week."
Rental agent Lisa Varano said renting less than
seven days is not worth the time and trouble. She said
she could live with a seven-day minimum but not a 30-
day minimum.
"What happens to the people who want to come to
the Island in the summertime or during the off-season
for a weekend?" asked resident Roy Nystrom.
*Grandfathering will take care of that possibility,
Courtney replied.
"We want to live in a neighborhood where we rec-
ognize a stranger when he comes on the street," resi-
dent Sarah Nicholas emphasized. "I don't want to live
PLEASE SEE RENTALS, PAGE 2


Meet me at
the fair
Tracey Moynihan, reigning
queen, will retire her
Manatee County Fair
crown on Saturday, Jan.
20. She says she's cut her
below-the-shoulder blonde
hair since the December
Miss Florida Teen USA
Pageant and "you wouldn't
recognize me. "Long hair
or short, the majestic 18-
year-old from Holmes
Beach is going places, and
one of these years televi-
sion-news viewers will
know exactly who she is.
The daughter of Patricia
and David Moynihan,
Tracey is a mass communi-
cations/journalism major at
Manatee Community
College. A newspaper
interview after her county-
fair crowning earned
Tracey an interview with
Sarasota's WWSB TV-40
station. Long term, Tracey
looks forward to receiving
her bachelor's degree in
mass communications and
hopes to pursue a career as
a television investigative
reporter. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of
Tracey Moynihan.


Thirteen election packets


picked up in Holmes Beach


Robert VanWagoner has declared his intention to
challenge incumbent Mayor Rich Bohnenberger for the
administrative post of mayor, a two-year term.
Other candidates have gobbled up the city's sup-
ply of election packets for the March 12 election.
Two-year seats on council up for grabs include those
of incumbents Carol Whitmore and Pat Geyer. Geyer is
in the process of collecting the required signatures while
Whitmore reportedly remains "undecided."
One-year seats for five members of the city's charter
review commission are up for election.
Candidates do not have to declare a position until fil-
ing papers at city hall. As of Monday, none had been filed.
Packets have also been picked up by Joy Courtney
(charter review commission); Councilman Don
Maloney (for a friend for charter review commission);
Planning Commissioner Dr. Frances Smith-Williams,
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore (council), Mercedes
Thornburg, Councilwoman Pat Geyer (council), Walt
Stewart, Mike Heistand (council), Sue Normand, Plan-


ning Commissioner Ron Robinson, and Planning Com-
missioner Gabe Simches (charter review commission).
The desired seat is in parenthesis for those persons
who have declared what office they will seek.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .............................. ... 7
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 22
Streetlife ..................................................... 24
Anna Maria Island tides .................... 26
Crossword puzzle....................................... 36


JANUARY 18, 1996


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


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ID PAGE 2 M JANUARY 18, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Residential rental information


Residential zoning districts
R-1 and R-1AA Single family residential
R-2 Two family residential
R-3 and R-4 Medium density residential
A- 1 Multi-family residential/seasonal tourist

Motels
R-2 2 motels with 16 units
R-4 4 motels with 32 units
A-l 7 motels with 144 units

Rental licenses in 1995 by zoning district
R-1 42 (22 seasonal and 20 annual)
R-1AA 14 (7 seasonal and 7 annual)
R-2 465 (13 seasonal, 329 annual and 16 mo-


New Chamber
officers installed
Manatee County Commis-
sioner Stan Stephens, left,
presided over the installa-
tion of new Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Com-
merce officers. President
Bob Hinds, First Vice
President Don Howard,
Second Vice President
Dolly Young and Trea-
surer Tom Nelson were
sworn in at a fundraiser at
the Sandbar restaurant in
Anna Maria. Secretary
Joanne Spillano was
absent. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


tel units)
R-3 96 (65 seasonal and 31 annual)
R-4 272 (128 seasonal, 144 annual and 32 mo-
tel units)
A-1 166 (156 seasonal, 10 annual and 144 mo-
tel units)

Rental licenses in 1991 and 1995
Total seasonal licenses 815 in 1991 and 514 in
1995
Total annual licenses 319 in 1991 and 541 in
1995
Total rental licenses 1134 in 1991 and 1055 in
1995
Information compiled by Luke Courtney


'Phase I' Gulf Boulevard


compromise reached


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City's Gulf Boulevard will have a new
look again.
The city commission voted unanimously Jan. 9 to
undo some of its September action that has generated
controversy, petitions and raised voices in City Hall
and between neighbors.
Gulf Boulevard resident Harry Boothe said his life
had been threatened recently by a man in a conversa-
tion with his wife Dee.
The current plan titled "Phase I" by the adhoc
committee formed by Mayor Dorothy McChesney in
December is to move the new split-rail fence back
about 10 feet from the road toward the beach, add shell
to accommodate vehicular pull-up and change the no-
parking signs to "active loading and unloading only"
signs, or some similar wording.
In "Phase II," Public Works Director Phil Charnock
will investigate the legality of residents-only parking for
the eight or so spaces that Gulf Boulevard could provide
on its west side and check on the cost and feasibility of
restoring two handicap-parking spaces on that side.
Two handicap spaces have been provided on the
southwest end of Palm Avenue where it intersects with
Gulf Boulevard. A new bicycle rack has also been
erected on that end of Palm.
Charnock told the commission that the fence could
be moved and new signs put up within two weeks.
The citizens committee comprised of residents
on both sides of the parking/no-parking issue and
guided by Vice Mayor Chuck Shumard and Charnock
- met for an hour and a half Jan. 8.
Shumard opened discussion with a proposal that ul-
timately was accepted. He said he wanted to see the fence
height dropped closer to the height of the decades-old
rocks that border the beach access and proposed adding
a handicap-parking space on either end of the street
Charnock cautioned that federal regulations for
hardened surfaces accompanying such parking might
mean a cost of about $5,000 for the two spaces.
Residents on the committee went back and forth
between the desire for the return of full-fledged park-


ing and the desire to maintain the natural beauty and
park-like environment they say exists now.
Boothe, a member of the committee, and several other
Gulf Boulevard residents in the audience requested relief
from the recreational vehicles they say "set up house there
all day" and block their high-priced view of the Gulf.
Boothe said he wants "passenger cars only."
Committee members Ellen Trudelle and Allen
Gilchrist advocated the return of "real" parking spaces
but agreed to the compromise depending on
Charnock's report on residents-only parking.
When the recommendation came before the com-
mission the next night, Shumard praised the commit-
tee for working well together.
Commissioner George McKay said he would move
to implement the committee's recommendation but if
the residents-only parking doesn't pan out, he wants the
fence moved back to road's edge.
"My letters and phone calls are in favor of what
we've done there," he said.
"If it doesn't work out," said McChesney, "can't
we just readdress the issue rather than revert?"
"Now we're backtracking," said McKay."I know
people don't like change, but that was a beneficial
change."
Shumard said, "I'm a little disturbed. These folks
worked real hard to come up with this. Let's give it a
chance."
Gilchrist also challenged McKay's remarks, telling
him that he's "one of the guys who asks for citizens' in-
put."
"We made a good step last night. Let's stay on that
step. We can have a park and parking," said Gilchrist.
McKay maintained that "there's other people in
this city who praise what's been done. I would act upon
your suggestion but I also need to represent the 500 or
600 people who like what we did."
Then McKay moved to accept the committee's
recommendation without any attachments. Commis-
sioner Max Znika, who said increased police patrol is
needed on Gulf Boulevard, offered the second.
With that the vote was taken, 5-to-0, and "Phase I"
became a plan. Stay tuned.


Rentals
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
in a neighborhood of strangers. I moved here thinking
I was moving into a residential neighborhood. I would
like to live in a neighborhood where people rent
yearly."
Real estate agent Marie Franklin said residents are
overlooking the importance of renters, because 99 per-
cent of her sales come from people who originally
rented for a short period of time.
"If they don't come, they're not going to be buy-
ing your homes," she noted.
There was discussion of changes in the length of
seasonal rentals and the differences in summer and
winter rentals.
"We have more weekly rentals during the sum-
mer," explained Verrano, but they all want to be on
the beach. The weekly rentals a block or two from the
beach are very minimal. At Christmas we get people
who want a week or 10 days. After that it's a month in
January and February, then maybe two weeks in April.
That's our season."
Real estate agent Barb Sato said she came to the
meeting to hear what problems are being caused by a
lack of restrictions but had not heard any.
"I was always taught you don't fix something un-
til it's broken," she said.
"The problem is in the driveway next door to me,"
said Nicholas. "A car. or cars pull into the driveway,
doors slam and people get out. Before morning every-
body gets in the car, and they go away. I don't know
if they're there to rob the place or stay the night."
Bohnenberger said the city has received no com-
plaints concerning residential rentals.

Legalizing rentals
Courtney said he wanted regulations to legalize
residential rentals. According to the city's land devel-
opment code, running a business is prohibited in all
residential districts. A business is defined as "the ac-
tivity of providing or manufacturing goods or services
in exchange for consideration" and would include rent-
als.
"There are certain permitted uses in the resort
housing overlay ordinance," he said. "It does give per-
mission for rentals which legalizes them. I think we
need to legalize rentals in the rest of the city."
Councilman Don Maloney expressed concern
about the difficulty of enforcing the ordinance.
"It wouldn't matter if we had one or 10 code en-
forcement officers," replied Bohnenberger. "The pro-
cess of getting enough documentation (to prove a vio-
lation) and to have people who are willing to show up
and testify is going to be extremely difficult."
"Whether we can enforce it or not, or catch every-
body, we still have to have an ordinance to stand be-
hind," Councilwoman Billie Martini said.
"I have many owners who send down relatives,
friends or employees when their rentals are vacant,"
Franklin said. "Owners collect money to cover the
utilities and a few incidentals. How are you going to
regulate that? And if the owner sends people down for
less than the minimum, where do I stand as an agent?"
The owner must abide by any regulations in the
ordinance, but "the whole ordinance is unenforceable,"
Courtney said.
"Whether or not you can enforce it is one thing,"
resident Gabe Simches noted. "At least you will have
a law you can enforce in case something does happen.
I don't know if I would mind people renting so much
as I wouldn't want a block with every other house hav-
ing a 'For rent' sign. That would disturb the residen-
tial nature of the town, which is why it's a popular re-
sort town."
A couple of residents said it is unfair to mandate
different time periods in different districts and they
should be the same.
"I have been here for nearly two hours and all I've
heard is 'business, business, business,'" resident
Frances Smith-Williams said. "If the Island were left
alone without the real estate people pushing so much,
we would have a good residential community. We're
destroying our neighborhoods with continuous busi-
ness. There's more to this Island than money."
The second special work session on the issue is set
for 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23. Council will discuss and fi-
nalize ordinance recommendations at its Feb. 19 work
session, the proposed ordinance will be sent to the
planning commission for a recommendation, then re-
turned to council for a vote.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 18, 1996 0 PAGE 3 Pi[

Should Bimini Bay channel dredging be a county project?


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
A question about where the Anna Maria/Holmes
Beach city-limits line lies in Bimini Bay has turned into
a new question:
Should Manatee County foot the bill for dredging
the channel between the northernmost point of Key
Royale in Holmes Beach and the southern end of South
Bay Boulevard near Galati's Marine in Anna Maria?
Surveyor Leo Mills appeared before the Anna
Maria City Commission Jan. 8 to address commission-
ers' concern about how to determine the line in the
water between the two cities and thereby determine
what percentage each city should pay for the soon-to-
be-needed dredging.
Mills said he hasn't "come up with anything con-
crete" after conversation with folks in Tallahassee.
However, he said, the assumption is that anything sea-


ward of the mean high water line (MHWL) is actually
state jurisdiction controlled by the county.
The commission asked Mills to look into his old
files for the survey he did the last time Bimini Bay
was dredged.
Commissioners also directed Public Works Director
Phil Charnock to get into discussion with Holmes Beach
Public Works Director John Fernandez to look into the
feasibility of county responsibility for the dredging.
The county oversees a special taxing district, the
West Coast Inland Navigational District (WCIND),
which garners a portion of county property-tax rev-
enues each year.
Discussion at Anna Maria City Hall has indicated that
the traditional split for the dredging of Bimini Bay has
been Anna Maria 40 percent, Holmes Beach 60 percent.
However, a 1983 Island Herald newspaper article
states that the dredging last took place in October of


Ouch!
David Breegman of Longboat Key had a mishap at the Beachcomber Condominium on the Key last week when
his late-model car struck one of the entry posts there. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


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that year. Anna Maria paid 30 percent and Holmes
Beach paid 70 percent.
The total bid for the job was $58,500 but the final cost
to both cities was far less. A representative of North Point
Harbor in Key Royale agreed to purchase the dredged
material as fill at a rate of $1.90 per cubic yard versus the
$2.50-per-yard cost charged to the cities.
The final cost to the cities in 1983 may have been
as low as $16,700.
"The problem today," Fernandez said, "is who
would buy the fill to bring the cost of the job down?"



Anna Maria City
1/22,7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
1/23, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
1/18, 1 p.m., Council meeting. Agenda items:
consent agenda, citizen patrol, Eatman &
Smith building permit application extension
request, handicapped issue request, signage
complaint, council reports.
1/18, 7 p.m. Council meeting continued.
Agenda items: stormwater runoff funding,
restructuring of planning, building and public
works departments.

Holmes Beach
1/23, 7:30 p.m. Special council work session
on residential rental restrictions

Of Interest
1/20, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
1/20, 1 p.m., Save Anna Maria, Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
1/22, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakoff Hall, USF campus,
Sarasota.






Ia PAGE 4 N JANUARY 18, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Bridge hearing decision expected mid-February


By Paul Roat
Who won?
The answer to whether or not the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation will build a high, fixed-span
replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue now rests in the
hands of hearing officer Robert Meale.
After 12 days of testimony, 35 witnesses and a
mountain of evidence, the administrative hearing on a
replacement for the Anna Maria Island Bridge con-
cluded last Wednesday.
Meale is expected to issue his recommended orders
to the DOT and the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection by mid-February.
At the hearing, DOT attorneys attempted to prove
that environmental impacts of the bridge would be
minimal and that the planning process was correct.
DEP attorneys attempted to prove that they cor-
rectly issued a dredge and fill permit to DOT and that
the agency's proposal to mitigate environmental im-
pacts would work.
Save Anna Maria representatives attempted to
prove that the DOT's actions to plan for the bridge
were "arbitrary and capricious" as they put it and
that the impact on seagrasses, mangroves and manatees
would be extensive.
SAM representatives were dealt a hard blow when
Dr. Robert Sheets, past director of the National Hurri-
cane Center, gave testimony that wind speed on a
higher bridge would be about the same as wind speed
on a lowtr bridge. He stated in a letter to Bradenton
Beach resident Jim Kissick in 1993 that winds would
be significantly higher on a higher bridge.

The hearing process
Meale will issue "recommended orders" to the
DEP and the DOT. Officials from the two departments
then may either write rules in accord with the orders or
appeal the decision in the district court of appeals.
Attorneys for the DOT, DEP, SAM and Holmes
Beach resident Robert VanWagoner who was in-
volved in the case as an intervenor may write their
own "proposed recommended orders" to Meale. Dead-
line for the environmental proposed orders is Friday;
deadline for the planning proposed orders is Feb. 6.
Meale said the bridge hearings brought up some of
the most complicated issues he had ever experienced as
a hearing officer.

Bridge Ilan as proposed by DOT
The DOT originally proposed a pair of two-lane
bridges, but later dumped the idea of the second bridge.
It now intends to build one two-lane bridge with safety
lanes and a sidewalk.
The bridge, about 20 feet to the south of the exist-
ing bridge, would be 3,372 feet long 243 feet longer
than the current structure.
It would be about 54 feet wide and consist of two
12-foot-wide "travel" lanes, two 10-foot-wide emer-
gency lanes and a six-foot-wide sidewalk on one side.
The present 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.
DOT officials said 24 "piers" would support the
bridge.
To build the bridge, a work platform would be con-
structed south of the southern edge of the new bridge. The
central span of the bridge crossing the Intracoastal Water-
way would be constructed from barges.
Total construction and demolition time is estimated
to last two years, and the cost of the new bridge is es-
timated at about $13 million.

The hearing process:
environment
Meale and attorneys from the DOT, DEP and SAM
agreed last month to break the administrative hearing into
two parts. Arguments in December focused on the envi-
ronmental aspects of the bridge, with last week's hearings
dealing with the planning process DOT followed in devel-
oping the design and engineering of the structure.
DOT attorney Francine Ffolkes presented a parade
of witnesses last month who testified that the bridge
would impact about three acres of seagrasses due to
construction or shading. The seagrass impacts would be
mitigated by planting seagrasses in an area near Sun-
bow Bay, witnesses said, and grass beds were expected
to regrow where the current bridge is located.
Mangroves would also be planted along the cause-
way to replace those removed by the new bridge con-
struction.
Construction workers would monitor manatees
during the bridge's erection and work would stop if the
mammals were in the area.
SAM attorney David Levin, during cross examina-
tion of the witnesses, was able to bring out that seagrass
mitigation was still an experimental process that did not
work well in all locations. Several witnesses testified
that seagrass plantings in the area proposed would
probably have a 50 percent success rate at best.
The number of mangroves that would be destroyed
during bridge approach construction was debated, with
SAM estimates drastically higher than DEP and DOT
figures for mangrove loss.
Assurances that manatees would not be harmed
during the construction process were made, but Levin's
cross examination revealed that construction worker
monitoring of manatees would be limited to when and
if they saw them in the course of their work. No one
person would be assigned the task, according to testi-
mony.

The hearing process: planning
Last week's hearings dealt with the public hearing
process leading up to the DOT decision to build a re-
placement bridge.
DOT attorney Paul Sexton said the process was
properly advertised and correct notification was fol-
lowed.
Levin said the planning approach was flawed in
that residents at Westbay Cove condominium were not
notified in 1989 and that DOT officials made up their
minds about what type of bridge would be built with-
out any input from the public.
Sexton said traffic planners and bridge experts iden-


tified the Anna Maria Island Bridge as a candidate for
replacement in 1986. Originally, he said, the bridge was
to be replaced with a two-lane structure. Sexton said lo-
cal officials, led by the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization and the Manatee County Commis-
sion, pushed for a four-lane structure, and DOT complied
with a phased plan for two bridges with the replacement
two-lane bridge currently proposed to be built first and a
second bridge to be constructed at a later date.
Sexton said plans to build the second-phase bridge
have been dropped.
DOT's Robert Crim, project manager for the
bridge, said a public presentation was held in
Bradenton in February 1989 to present the bridge pro-
posal. About 50 people attended the meeting, he said,
with the major emphasis from residents being the need
to align the new bridge south of the existing structure.
Crim said restoration of the current bridge is
needed now, at a cost of $2.9 to $3.8 million. To bring
the current bridge up to DOT design standards add-
ing safety lanes would require replacement of the
existing metal bascule and widening the entire bridge
at a cost of $7.3 to $8.7 million. Crim said the bridge
would last about 30 more years if either of those two
approaches were taken.
The MPO approved the bridge plan as part of its
five-year work plan one month later. Another public
hearing, this one in Anna Maria, was held in August
1989. The Westbay Cove Condominium Association
was notified, Crim said, but not the individual condo-
minium owners.
In December 1990, Crim said, uncertainty on whether
the second phase of the bridge plan would ever be built
prompted designers to modify the original plans of the first
bridge, widening the shoulders and sidewalk.
Islanders became increasingly involved in the pro-
cess at about this time. DOT District Secretary David
May, who had just taken over the job, reviewed the
process to date and determined that a public mailing to
nearby residents may not have met state requirements
for public notification. He decided to hold another se-
ries of public hearings in October 1993.
About 700 people attended those two hearings,
with a majority of those present opposing the bridge
replacement, mostly because of the proposed bridge's
height.
May said the plans to build the high, fixed-span bridge
were for the most part set by 1993. Options available at
that point in the process were for the big bridge or to build
nothing. A total of 18 other bridge options had been de-
bated and discarded, May said, dealing with various
heights and alignments. May said the high bridge was
deemed the best approach to take due to the fact it was the
least expensive and offered "the most flexibility of traffic
movement, both vehicular and boating."
Review of the testimony from the October 1993
hearings indicated that there were no mistakes or omis-
sions on the part of the DOT, May said, and bridge
plans continued.
Although the DEP had originally opposed issuance
of a dredge and fill permit for the bridge due to envi-
ronmental factors, the department issued a permit in
May 1995 with a list of 68 stipulations.


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The Island Players' nine-show production of Edward
Albee's biting drama, "Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?" opens Friday, Jan. 19, at 8p.m. Cast
members, from left, include Jim Schotsch, Rob
Prescott, Debbie Keller McCartney and Carolyn
Zaput. Geoffrey Todd directs. For more information,
call the box office at 778-5755.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 18, 1996 0 PAGE 5 i]]

Attorney makes waves at Anna Maria City Hall


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Bradenton attorney Catherine Z. Mackey has made
some waves roll recently in her clients' favor at
Anna Maria City Hall.
Mackey first appeared in the commission cham-
bers at a November Planning and Zoning Board hear-
ing representing Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Colon. The Co-
lons had been "processing" an application to build a
home on their eight-lot parcel, the Anna Maria Motel,
since the summer of 1994.
Mackey said the project was in the hands of its
fourth Anna Maria building official and had already
cost the Colons more than $10,000, based on directions
from those officials, with still no approval in hand.
The planners recommended variance approval by
a 3-to-1 vote.
Mackey returned to City Hall Dec. 12 for commis-
sion action on the variance. Commissioners had turned
down a different Colon variance request recommended
by the planning board last September.
After lengthy discussion, the commission tabled
their vote until Dec. 19.
Mackey reappeared Dec. 19 and with no discus-
sion, commissioners voted 3-to-1 in favor of the Co-
lons' application. A handwritten approval was also in
hand from the absent Commissioner Doug Wolfe.
Mackey was back in town at the Jan. 9 commission
meeting at City Attorney Jim Dye's request. She ap-


Dye


Mackey


peared with client Greg Oberhofer of Quality Builders.
The commission was heading into its first reading
of some major building and zoning code amendments.
Dye asked Mackey to address the commission regard-
ing possible inconsistencies in its definitions chapter
and to show how interpretation can muddy the waters.
Mackey touched on Oberhofer's problem.
Quality Builders and its client were granted a build-
ing permit for a new residence in 1995 by Frank Tyndall,
the former building official. Construction began.
Recently current Building Official Phil Charnock
took issue with encroachments into the setbacks cre-
ated by bay windows and landscape planters. A letter
went out from Dye saying the permit could be revoked,
construction could be halted and a variance for the
windows and the planters might be appropriate.


"That's why we're here," Mackey told commis-
sioners. "Can you require a variance at this point of
construction?"
"I don't think the commission should hash over too
much of this case right now," Dye said. "I asked her to
come regarding the new codes and similar situations."
Charnock began to read the proposed new defini-
tion for a "structure" when Commissioner Wolfe asked
for a point of clarification.
"The former city building official and the state
approved this," said Wolfe, "and Charnock says 'no'
now? Has this city not been in many previous situations
where the building official from the past approved
something?"
"Regarding this case," said Charnock, "I said from
the start that I wasn't going to violate any city codes."
"The city in this case," said Wolfe, "is caught be-
tween a rock and a hard place."
Dye again suggested that commissioners
"shouldn't be getting too deeply into this case right
now. Let's look at amending the definition."
Commissioner George McKay made a suggestion
for defining structures and setbacks and then made one
last reference to Mackey's latest Anna Maria case.
"I agree with Mr. Wolfe," said McKay. "When we
sign off on something, we sign off on it."
Mackey reported Jan. 11 that the issue has now
been resolved in Oberhofer's favor.
Score two for advocate Mackey.


Code amendments move into special session


The Anna Maria City Commission began its first
reading Jan. 8 to amend six chapters of the building and
zoning codes, continued the page-by-page reading of
the 300-plus pages at a special meeting Jan. 11 and
called another special session at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 18.
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom
Turner, who has worked on the code updating for
two years with the city attorney and a subcommittee
of his board, had expressed a desire to get the new
regulations adopted prior to the city's Feb. 13 elec-
tion. He feared that a potentially all-new slate of
officials might send the process back to ground zero.
However, commissioners spurred by Commis-
sioner George McKay resisted the attempt to be
rushed and decided to read the final draft word by word
before voting on any of it.


Commissioners and planners held an all-day work-
shop in November to read the first 300-page draft of the
ordinances. That meeting was open to the public.
Ordinances included in the current updating are a
new Chapter of Definitions, Chapter 5/Buildings and
Building Regulations, Chapter 9/Flood Damage Pre-
vention, Chapter 25/Watercraft and Waterways, Chap-
ter 29/Internal Traffic Circulation and amendments to
Appendix A/Zoning.
Half of the audience of 25 left the Jan. 8 regular work
session as commissioners, City Attorney Jim Dye, Turner
and Public Works Director Phil Charnock and his assis-
tant, Anne Beck, began the detailed reading.
Only a handful remained an hour and a half later when
the session ended. And only six citizens, including Plan-
ning and Zoning Board member Jimmy Nichols, returned
for the two-and-a-half-hour session Jan. 11.


Resident Ron Pepka, of Lakeview Drive, was glad
he attended the Jan. 11 reading, in which Chapters 25
and 29 were completed.
A section of Chapter 25 regarding interior-water-
way seawalls states the city won't permit any new in-
terior seawalls or allow any of them to be rebuilt. The
state has jurisdiction over shoreline hardening on the
Gulf and bay.
"I have a seawall on Lake LaVista," Pepka told
commissioners. "I would feel very upset if it was dam-
aged and I couldn't repair it."
After some discussion, Charnock and Nichols were
directed to get together and forward suggestions to Dye
for more flexible wording.
Copies of the amendments which cost more
than $300 per package to reproduce, according to
Charnock -*- are available for reading at City Hall.


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Rental debate, again
Here we go again with Holmes Beach City Council
seeking to set minimum rental restrictions in yet unregu-
lated residential districts.
It's unfortunate but the majority of input to date has
been from real estate agents and motel operators.
We're left to assume the residents most affected by
the proposed changes feel safe in their homes and don't
realize their adjoining properties could momentarily over-
flow with the squeals of enjoyment from visitors. Visitors
upon visitors upon visitors.
The issue has been coming and going since restric-
tions in Key Royale prompted a lawsuit in 1993 and a
settlement required restrictions elsewhere in the city.
The encroachment of nightly, weekly and short-term
tourist rentals in neighborhoods of single-family homes
and duplexes is rampant. And as short-term rentals in resi-
dential neighborhoods have blossomed, annual rentals for
"residents" have disappeared.
Sure we want tourism and all the benefits it affords
our community and its businesses. We just don't want to
give away the farm.
After all, tourists don't make up the majority of cus-
tomers for banks, hardware stores, dry cleaners, veterinar-
ians or home improvement businesses. Residents do.
All the while, motel owners complain of a decline in
business for their larger two-bedrooms units and repeat-
edly ask for a density change to convert to smaller rooms.
Ordinances and zoning exist to protect the residential
character in a community, but unfortunately the proposed
restrictions on rentals in Holmes Beach don't go far
enough. The veiled "restrictions" are actually enabling
short-term rentals where they should be prohibited.
It didn't appear Mayor Rich Bohnenberger made
much of a point with council when he said, "Normally
zoning requests come from the community affected."
Real estate agent Marie Franklin said 99 percent of
her sales come from people who originally rented for a
short period. "If they don't come, they're not going to be
buying your homes," she noted.
But will they want to buy homes in an area sur-
rounded by tourists they'll never get to know?
As we said back in April 1995, 30-day minimum rent-
als, restricted to a single family use in a residential neigh-
borhood, is the shortest term of use residential neighbors
should have to bear. If this restriction is good enough for
Key Royale, don't other residential districts deserve the
same protection? Anyone for "save our neighborhoods?"
We can always vote for change on March 12 and tar-
get support for candidates who will protect our residential
neighborhoods, foster year-round living and look for an
expansion of tourism to benefit existing motels and busi-
nesses in appropriately zoned districts.


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City council as Grinch
While we were all focused on cleaning away the
wrapping and ribbons from our children's and
grandchildren's Christmas, our city council was steal-
ing the presents.
The $1.2 million from the school tax was approved
by an electorate tired of senseless government spend-
ing, yet in favor or paying extra taxes for our children's
education. To divert these tax moneys from our
children's needs to build an unnecessary political edi-
fice is unconscionable.
The fault is our own. The parents, grandparents and
those concerned with our children's welfare and future
should have kept ourselves better informed of the
scheduling of important items on the city agenda. Let
us now organize ourselves to support and encourage
those of our council members with the political cour-
age to reconsider how the children's tax moneys will
be spent.
Waiting for election day is not good enough. Shake
loose from winter's doldrums and state loudly that this
money was meant for our children give us activity
rooms and pools, not political monuments.
Sean Murphy, Holmes Beach
Seven years, not two
This is to clarify the misinterpretation in an article
in last week's Islander Bystander [regarding police
take-home cars] of a letter by Sgt. Cosby, Bradenton
Beach Police Department. The letter is comparing the
years from 1988 to the present, not just 1994 and 1995.
Bradenton Beach did not buy any new cars from 1988
until 1994-95. During the same period, Sgt. Cosby es-
timated that Homes Beach purchased eight cars. It is
the period from 1988, not just the last two years, that
is addressed in Sgt. Cosby's letter.
John Maloney, Chief of Police, Bradenton Beach
Privateers say thanks
The Privateers would like to thank publicly the
many people who contributed to the success of its
Christmas parade and Santa Gift Giving on Dec. 9.
To all the parade participants, thanks for the suc-
cessful efforts in decorating to reflect the spirit of the
holiday season. To the law enforcement folks from our


three Island cities, thanks for keeping the parade run-
ning smoothly.
To the Coca-Cola Corporation, Duffy's Tavern
and the Crown and Anchor Restaurant, thanks for your
contributions of food for ravenous appetites.
To Bill Graham Ford, a hearty thanks for its con-
tinued contribution of tow vehicles for the parades in
which we participate and sponsor.
To Bill Graham Ford, The Islander Bystander, the
many anonymous donors and patrons ofD. Coy Ducks
and Crabby Bill's Restaurant who contributed towards
the toys for youngsters, thank you.
A thank you to the area's press for the great cov-
erage and a special thank you to Santa Claus who
found time in his busy schedule to be in the parade and
listen to the requests of hundreds of children.
Thank you all.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers
Paragon switches off
government access
C-Span is the most important channel on televi-
sion. It is the information channel from our governing
bodies in Washington, D.C.
Everyone should watch C-Span.
Paragon Cable has irresponsibly moved C-Span
out of the range of the multitude of its viewers, from
Channel 22 to Channel 95.
At the lower channel range we now have more
home shopping networks, fanatical religious programs
and more soft-porn music channels.
I resent Paragon Cable depriving me of C-Span
which is the reason I subscribed to begin with. Paragon
Cable has shown little concern for its viewers by mov-
ing C-Span to a higher range out of the range of most
viewers.
Please return C-Span to Channel 22.
Marge Kennedy, Anna Maria City
Letters welcome at the Islander
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editor. Letters should be short, deal with one topic, and
must be signed for publication.
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THSE WERE THE AYS
Part 3, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


Mule teams did the heavy work of clearing the island for construction.

MEN WITH MACHETES


Gladys Bean was 10 years old when
her father started to divide up Grandfa-
ther George Bean's homestead into lots
to sell for cottages. As she remembered
it many years later:
"Daddy brought over 400 men with
machetes and axes and they had to hack
through the jungle. It was so thick and a
mass of marshy things all choked with
vines and full of rattlesnakes and who all
knows what. They worked all day long
in the mosquitoes and heat. It took for-
ever just to make a narrow path across to
the seashore.
"But when the mule teams came
and everything was all cleared out you
could see right through to the ocean.
And it was so beautiful when Daddy had
them plant coconut palms. They were
every place.
"As soon as he could, Daddy had
Mitch Davis throw up a little cottage for
us Mother called it Pioneer Cottage.
I remember falling to sleep at night hear-
ing those black men singing in their
camp by the bay."
It took several months for the land
to be graded for streets and sidewalks so
people could get to the beach, the
Island's main attraction. Lumber, build-
ing equipment and other material for a
dock and houses had to be delivered by
water, of course, since there was no
bridge to the Island.
D.B. Whittle ran a mill and lumber
yard in Tampa in 1910 and later estab-
lished a furniture business in Palmetto.
He did a lot of work for Will Bean.
In the 1950s he wrote an account of
the difficulties in building on an isolated
island:
"I shipped the lumber and mill work
for the first two houses ever erected on
the Island for Bean. I brought it over
from Tampa on a barge, as the bridge to
the Island was not built until later.
"They, Bean and his partner, had a
platform built for landing the lumber. It
had an eight-foot walkway to the land.
They also sent a horse and wagon over
to transport the lumber to the building
sites.
"J.P. Harllee Sr., (a Palmetto pio-


neer) built a house on the Gulf side of
the Island and I did the plumbing for
him. I had to transport the plumbing
material by ferry boat to Anna Maria
from Bradentown. The ferry made two
round trips a day to the island. Mr.
Harllee had a man carry the plumbing
material to the building by push cart."
William "Mitch" Davis was 21
when he moved to Anna Maria Island
in 1908 because he loved to fish. At
first he supported himself guiding fish-
ing parties and doing odd jobs for
people in a little colony of summer
houses at the southernmost tip of the
Island. (West View was the Island's
first resort, but it didn't last long be-
cause of the storms that regularly
wrecked the cottages along Longboat
Pass.)
Bean observed that Mitch was an
industrious lad and he hired him as .on-
struction boss. This was one of the best
things Bean ever did for the Island.
Mitch built almost all of the early
houses along Pine and Spring Avenues,
a gem of a church and the city jail. And
when the city of Anna Maria was incor-
porated in 1923 he was elected the first
mayor. He died in 1970 at the age of 86
- probably the most beloved man on
the Island. The Pioneer Cottage Gladys
Bean recalled so fondly is still standing
on the northwest corner of Spring and
Tarpon.
Will Bean was anxious to get a
wharf built so steamers could dock
with tourists from Tampa. But con-
structing it was time-consuming and
more expensive than he had antici-
pated. The bay was so shallow he had
to stretch the dock out 776 feet to reach
deep water.
Bean began to run short of money
to pay his bills and meet his payroll. By
the beginning of 1911 he desperately
needed an "angel." Or else his dream
resort would be finished before it got
started.

Next: Roser to
the rescue


Pioneer Cottage, built in
1910, is still standing
today.


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Limit live shelling but leave sand dollars alone


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A limit of two live shells per person is fine, but leave
the sand dollars alone. That's what two owners of local
shell businesses said in response to a recent public hear-
ing on harvesting live shells in county waters.
At the Jan. 4 hearing held by the Marina Fisheries
Commission, 18 residents favored the ban while two
residents, a biologist and a shell hobbyist objected.
Two local business owners had other opinions
when they .read about the hearing: Beverly Raider
Chouinard, owner of Raider's Reef, a retail shop in
Holmes Beach; and George McCormick, owner of
Darlene's Shells, Inc., a wholesale business in Palmetto
that serves the coastal Southeast.
Both pointed out that there have been no scientific
studies to support such a ban. They insisted sand dol-
lars are prolific in local waters and a ban will have a
negative effect on tourism and be difficult to enforce.
"People should listen to the experts, the biologist
and the shell club president, because they know what
they're talking about," Chouinard said. "There has
been no scientific research to show shell population is
declining or how fast they reproduce."
Both stressed that there's a big difference between
shells, which are mollusks, and sand dollars, which are
echinoderms.
"The two-shell limit is wonderful," McCormick
said. "It's an intelligent way of regulating it. We should
leave the harvesting to those who have salt water prod-
ucts licenses. But there should be no minimum on sand
dollars. There are more sand dollars in the water than
there ever were. I believe they're plentiful and healthy
because people thin them out on a regular basis."
McCormick said he takes offense at people who
say they found large sand dollars 20 years ago but do
not today.
"You could never find big sand dollars on the
beach unless it was an unusual circumstance," he
noted.
"Sand dollars reproduce twice a year," added
Chouinard. "It would take an act of nature to wipe them
out. It also affects the balance of nature. If they
overpopulate, they won't be able to find enough to eat.
As for another echinoderm, the starfish, there are only
a few people in the state gathering them, because they are
so fragile and difficult to preserve, McCormick said.
Both he and Chouinard agreed that any shell that


Who needs a license to gather shells?


You may need an education in scientific names
and a license to go shelling.
According to state regulations, a saltwater fish-
ing license is required for catching "any saltwater
species of finfish of the classes Agnatha,
Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes and marine inver-
tebrates in the classes of Gastropoda, Bivalvia and
Crustacea, or the phylum Echinodermata, but does
not include non-living shells or echinoderms."
Gastropods include tulips, whelks, conchs, olives
and augers. Bivalves include clams, scallops, cockles,
oysters and mussels. Echinoderms include starfish,
sand dollars, sea urchins and sea biscuits. Crustaceans
include crayfish, shrimp, crabs and lobsters.
A Florida Marine Patrol spokesperson said a non-
resident must have a fishing license to gather live
shells unless he is on a boat or pier that holds the li-
cense and charges a fee.
A resident can collect live shells from water up
to four feet deep, on the beach or on structures fixed
to land without a license.
Both residents and non-residents need a license
to gather live shells by diving or snorkeling.
Violators are fined the cost of the license plus
$50.
Saltwater products are defined as "any species of
saltwater fish, marine plant or echinoderm, except
shells and salted, cured, canned or smoked seafood."
However, if you harvest live shells for commer-
cial purposes you must have a saltwater products li-
cense. A retail license is required to sell the shells. If
you buy shells to sell, you must have a wholesale li-


is washed up on the beach is doomed to die.
"They are washed ashore because there is some-
thing wrong with them," Chouinard said.
She also noted that some shells are less plentiful
because they have retreated from the shore in response
to pollution, and because there are more people to
gather them.
Florida's regulations governing the harvesting of
saltwater products discourage many who used to gather
shells to sell, because people do not want to pay the
license fee, McCormick said. Another deterrent is the
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Florida sets bag limits for many saltwater spe-
cies. If you harvest more than the bag limit, you are
considered to be harvesting for commercial pur-
poses. You are also considered to be harvesting for
commercial purposes if you harvest more than 100
pounds per person, per day of any species that does
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"We don't buy from anyone without a proper li-
cense and no other reputable dealer would either," he
said. "Most of them are the commercial fishermen who
have already been slammed enough by recent regula-
tions. They are trying to make a few extra dollars. No
one could make a living gathering shells."
McCormick pointed out some facts about the
world shell market.
"Only one-half of one percent of the shells sold are
from Florida," he said. "Sixty to 70 percent come from
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Coastal forum Feb. 1 in Anna Maria


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
"Do you favor the inclusion of the city of Anna Maria
in the Manatee County Shore Protection Program? "
That question will be asked of Anna Maria's 1,524
voters in a referendum on the Feb. 13 election ballot.
About 45 years remain in that federal, state and
county protection project that renourished and cur-
rently maintains the Gulf beaches of Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach.
To help voters make up their minds, the city of
Anna Maria will sponsor a coastal-education forum at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive.
An informational pamphlet written by John Adams,
president of the Anna Maria chapter of the Florida Shore
and Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA), has been
mailed by the city to 956 Anna Maria households. Addi-
tional copies are available at City Hall.
As part of his $2,500 consultant's fee to the city,
Adams also designed the forum format and arranged


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the Philippines and the rest from Mexico and India. In
most places in the world shells are gathered for their
food value. The shell is a by-product and means extra
money for the harvester."
A staple of the Filipino diet has traditionally been
the China clam, he noted. When the government began
regulating the harvesting of these clams, people contin-
ued to harvest them for food but threw away the shells
for fear of being caught.
A ban will have a detrimental effect on tourism,
said Chouinard.
"The business people on the Island are struggling
enough," she noted. "'This will be one more regulation
aimed at tourists. How can you tell kids they can't even
pick up a sand dollar? And who's going to enforce it?
"I don't like to see people take lots of shells or take
shells and throw them away," Chouinard concluded,
"but why do they want to punish everyone because
there are a few abusers?"
"The no-shelling ban was the worst thing that ever
happened to Sanibel Island," added McCormick. "It
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for guest speakers. The forum is scheduled to last one
hour, but a 10-minute question-and-answer slot at the
end of the meeting may run longer.
Adams' said the forum objectives are to inform
city voters as fully as possible of the present condition
of their Gulffront beaches, to explain what can happen
during storms, to describe protection alternatives and
to discuss the route to protection.
Anna Maria citizens said no to joining the county
program when they had the chance five years ago.
The city commission was split 2-to-2 on the issue
in an October 1995 vote but unanimous in its decision
to put the question to the voters.
Speakers at the Feb. 1 forum will include former
FSBPA head Dr. Bob Dean of the University of
Florida, whom Adams describes as "the top practicing
coastal engineer in the world;" regional FBSPA repre-
sentative Kate Gooderham; Manatee County Environ-
mental Projects Coordinator Jack Gorzeman, who
oversees the county end of the 50-year Island project;
and former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, a
member of the board of directors of FBSPA.
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
will also speak and visual presentations will be pro-


vided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Additional reading materials such as the 1986
coastal engineering report on all three Island cities that
preceded the local project are available any time at
City Hall.
If voters approve the protection question, the city
commission will next have to pass a resolution to the
Manatee County Commission requesting its help in
amending the Corps contract to include Anna Maria.
The final decision rests with the state and the Corps,
who fund the majority of the project.
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach were not re-
quired to pay any part of the cost of pumping new sand
onto their beaches in 1992-93 An emergency pump-
ing has been scheduled for this spring to alleviate dam-
age from Hurricane Opal's brush with the Gulf Coast.
Gorzeman told The Islander Bystander Jan. 12 that
regardless of how Anna Maria votes, it's too late for the
city to qualify for the 1996 pumping. Corps engineers
will survey the southern cities this month.
Gorzeman said, however, that a strong voter stand
and firm action from the commission would buy Anna
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Big Band dance
Friday night
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host the popular
seven-piece Melody-Booth Orchestra for a Big Band
dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Couples, singles
and parties large and small are invited.
The dance will be a B.Y.O.B. affair with snacks
and set ups available. Melody-Booth will also play
for dances at the Center on Feb. 23 and March 22.
Tickets will be $10 per person for single dances
or $50 per couple, $25 per individual, for a series
ticket to all three dances. Advance tickets can be pur-
chased at the Center or at Home True Value Hard-
ware, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Tick-
ets will also be sold at the door.
For more information, call the Community Cen-
ter at 778-1908.

Chamber reception
Jan. 24
Neal and Neal Realtors, 605 Manatee Ave.,
Holmes Beach, will host the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce's monthly membership recep-
tion from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Members and guests are invited. For more infor-
mation, call the Chamber at 778-1541.
4th annual Sweetheart
Dance Feb. 8
Reserve your table now for the Anna Maria Island
Kiwanis Club's fourth annual Sweetheart Dance. The
popular Valentine event features music by the Senior
Sounds on Thursday evening, Feb. 8, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
The Senior Sounds an 18-piece dance band
directed by Bill Carter is made up of mostly retir-
ees, many of whom played with the big name bands
that offered so much dancing and listening pleasure
in past decades.
The band members gather weekly to practice and
play together, mostly for their own enjoyment.
"We're darn lucky," reports Kiwanian Russ
Olson, "that we were able to book this band again for
the benefit of the Community Center."
The band charges only for its expenses, enabling
the Kiwanis Club to contribute in excess of $2,000 to
the Center from each of the past three dances.
The Sweetheart Dance will be a B.Y.O.B. affair,
with set ups and snacks available. Tables will be re-
served for parties of 10 or more.
Tickets will be $10 per person and are available
at the Community Center or by calling 778-6746 or
794-3459.
Newest Chamber
members
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
announced the new member businesses: Walgreens,
Holmes Beach; Yow's Automotive Machine Shop,
Bradenton; and the Wolcott Association, Bradenton.
Seventy-four businesses joined the Chamber in
1995, bringing total membership to about 300.


Silk embroidery class
resumes
Debbie Brunner will offer a beginners' silk em-
broidery class at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, on Thursdays
from 9 a.m. to noon starting Feb. 1. Brunner has stud-
ied under Judith Montano and Australian Merrilyn
Heazlewood and has developed her own techniques for
silk ribbon work.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Survival skills for
healthy families
"Since families are our foundation and we want
them to be strong and enduring," reports Anna Maria
Island Community Center Executive Director Pierrette
Kelly, "the Center's Family Foundations counseling
program is pleased to offer weekly classes designed to
teach and support healthy family life."
Under the direction of professional counselors,
families will be coached in the development of skills
to prevent problems. Sessions will be offered weekly
for about 10 weeks. Some of the sessions will include
children with their parents.
For registration information, call the Center by Jan.
26 at 778-1908.
Community Orchestra
concert Sunday
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus will perform in its second concert of the season at
2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Admission will be
free but there is a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Music Director Alfred Gershfeld and Choral Mas-
ter Marjorie Whitson will lead musicians in their pre-
sentations of Bach's Air on G String and Cantata No.
32, J.S. Svendsen's Romance in G, Opus 26, and
Haydn's Symphony No. 6, "The Morning."
Soloists will include Susan Savard, soprano, Mark
Reeves, bass, Paul Chalfant and Alfred Gershfeld, vio-
lin, Willem Bartelsman, oboe, and Lyudmila
Afansieva, keyboard.
For information, contact Bartelsman at 778-6517.

Pontifax Sunday
celebration Jan. 21
Islander Marian Van Winkle, St. Bernard Catholic
Church member serving on the area-wide Pontifax
Committee of ecumenical "bridge builders" has ex-
tended an invitation to all members of Lutheran, Epis-
copal and Catholic churches to join in a Pontifax Sun-
day celebration.
The local celebration will be held Sunday, Jan. 21,
at 3 p.m. at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church,
563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key.
Part of the "week of prayer" for Christian unity "to
bridge our differences and unite as Christians," the
event will focus on the 1996 theme "Listen, I stand
at the door and knock" (Rev. 3: 14-22) and will in-
clude an address by the Rt. Rev. Rogers S. Harris,
bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.
Information, call 778-7865 or All Angels at 383-
8161.


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Family Foundations is a comprehensive, separately
funded, counseling program for all ages offered
through the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
From the 5-year-old child traumatized by his par-
ents' divorce to the elderly woman trying to cope with
recent widowhood, Family Foundations is available to
residents of all three Island cities for individual, mari-
tal and family counseling at little or no charge.
Two professional counselors are on staff at the
Community Center and offer day and evening appoint-
ments in a relaxed atmosphere at the Center, eliminat-
ing travel onto the mainland.
Family Foundations also includes a peer-counsel-
ing program which offers help to women for coping
with everyday problems and which conducts peer-


counselor training classes for interested volunteers
under the guidance of a licensed professional.
Family Foundations also extends into the
Center's after-school program for elementary school
students. Prevention classes designed to encourage
self-esteem, teach stress reduction and anger manage-
ment, and to educate about alcohol and drug abuse are
offered.
Also available for adolescents is an after-school
drop-in program offering recreational activities, group
discussions and the opportunity for one-on-one talks
with staff members. Support groups for parents and
children are also available.
For more information on the Center's Family
Foundations programs and assistance, call the Center
at 778-1908.


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Cecile Gosselin
Cecile Gosselin, 88, of Holmes Beach died Jan. 7
at Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Brunswick, Maine, Mrs. Gosselin came to
this area in 1972 from Westbrook, Conn. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church in Holmes Beach.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Brain of
Higganam, Conn.; and two sons, Joseph of Westbrook
and George of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Services were held at St. Bernard Catholic Church
with Father Donald Baier officiating. Burial was in
Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton. Memorials may be
made to the American Cancer Society, Parkwood Pro-
fessional Center, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton, FL
34282.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.

Evelyn L. Harrell
Evelyn L. Harrell, 73, of Holmes Beach, died Jan.
7 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Starkville, Miss., Mrs. Harrell came to
Manatee County from Tampa in 1975. She was a re-
tired office manager for A.L. Air Conditioning in
Holmes Beach.
She is survived by her husband, Alvin L. Sr.; a
daughter, Phyllis Miller of Tampa; two sons, David
Frost of Tampa and Alvin L. Jr., of Sarasota; a sister,
Dorothy Hawkins of Zachary, La.; and her mother,
Josie McCain of Zachary.
No visitation or service were held.

Antonette M. Roak
Antonette M. Roak, 89, of Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 11 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Roak came to the Island
from there in 1952. She was a resident of Gulf Park
Trailer Park until 1966 when she moved to Key Royale.
She was a homemaker. She was a Protestant.


Survivors include several neices and nephews, in-
cluding Floyd "Buzz" Roak and Reid Roak, both of
Holmes Beach.
A memorial service was held at Griffith-Cline fu-
neral Home in Holmes Beach with the Rev. Charles
Shook officiating. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 6055 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

Irene Theresa Schunk
Irene Theresa Schunk, 71, of Bradenton Beach,
died Jan. 11, in Hospice House of Bradenton.
Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Mrs. Schunk came to
Manatee County in 1967 from Irvington, N.Y. She
was a former city clerk for Bradenton Beach for 15
years and city clerk for Anna Maria for two years.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sister, Marion
Lockwood of Bainbridge, N.Y.; two brothers, Emil
Lesko of Yonkers and Albert Lesko of Bradenton
Beach.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home in Holmes Beach. Mass of Christian burial
was held at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach with the Rev. Donald Baier officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Bradenton, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla.
34238, or to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.

Carl Olson
Stewart Stahl
A memorial service will be held for Carl Olson
and Stewart Stahl at the Annie Silver Community
Center, 23rd St. N. and Avenue C in Bradenton Beach
(behind Pirate Pete's Gift Shop) at 1 p.m. on Satur-
day, Jan. 20.
Attendees are asked to bring their own table ser-
vice and a covered dish. Ham and turkey will be pro-
vided.


Single-parent support group at Center
Single-parent families are not broken families, parent support group that will meet weekly for a
They are unique families with special challenges period of seven to 10 weeks. There will be no fee
and opportunities to learn and grow. to participate and the opportunity is available to
The Family Foundations counseling program residents of all three Island cities.
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 For more information and registration, call the
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will offer a single- Center at 778-1908 by Jan. 26.


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The Island Poet
We have had the coldest spell since granpaw was a lad,
But when you stop and think of it, it really wasn't bad.
We didn't have to go around with galoshes on our feet,
Or keep our heads bent over because of snow or sleet.
And there wasn't any place that you and I couldn't go,
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Brain Gym offers clay
workshop
A Nature Kingdoms and Clay Workshop, sponsored
by the Brain Gym, will take place at the Anna Maria Is-
land Art League from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan.
26, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Brian Nobbs will conduct the workshops. Nobbs is
a member of the current core group at Findhorn Gar-
den and has spent eight years studying theology in
Benedictine monasteries. His renderings of nature di-
vas have been reproduced as prints and onto shirts and
cards.
Clay will be used as a meditative and expressive
medium.
To register, call Donna Harris at the Brain Gym at
778-5990.
Bingo bonanza at
Bradenton Beach center
Scratch the bingo itch at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center in Bradenton Beach every Thursday night
beginning at 7 p.m.
Cards are 50 cents with cash jackpots and prizes.
Food is available.
The center is located at 23rd St. N. and Avenue C,
behind Pirate Pete's Gift Shop.
Come one, come all.
Buy tickets now for card
party and fashion show
The Manatee County Branch of the American As-
sociation of University Women will host their Annual
Luncheon, Card Party and Fashion Show on Saturday,
Feb. 3, at the MCC Student Center.
Tickets are $8 and must be purchased in advance
by Sunday, Jan. 21.
Doors will open at noon and the luncheon will be-
gin at 1 p.m. followed by the fashion show. Fashions
will be provided by Jennifer's on Manatee Ave. There
will also be door prizes and a silent auction.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the
organization's scholarship fund.
For ticket information, call 722-1915.
Butterflies subject of
garden club meeting
The Island Garden Club will meet in Lowe Hall of
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes
Beach at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18.
David Brown will speak about butterfly gardens.







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Key Royale women's club
to meet Monday
The Woman's Association of the Key Royale Club
will meet on Monday, Jan. 22. Tea will be served at
1:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 2 p.m.
The program will feature Danny Haskett, a Florida
Power and Light Energy Management representative,
who will speak on energy usage in the home and tips
on saving energy.
Guests of members are welcome.
Bradenton Beach center
seeks rummage
The Annie Silver Community Center in Bradenton
Beach is seeking donations of reuseable items for a
yard sale the center will hold on Friday and Saturday,
Feb. 2 and 3. The center is located at 23rd St. N. and
Avenue C. All proceeds will benefit the center.
Call Dave Redeker at 778-1915 for free pick-up.

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Island Low Vision Group
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Visionaries, Anna Maria Island's Low Vision
Group, will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
A rap session will include subjects relating to liv-
ing in the world of sighted people.
The public is welcome to attend.
For information, call 778-3391.


All-You-Can-Eat pancakes
Saturday at Roser
The Roser Church Men's Club will host an All-
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Crumbs
Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist


What train?
As most of you know already, the Cracker grew up
in the little phosphate mining town of Pierce, Florida,
during the Great Depression.
Sure we had alligators then, but not in the great
profusion you see today. You see, gators were not pro-
tected then, and gator tail was considered a food source
by some right along with frog legs, softshell cooters
and gopher turtles. Also, gator hides always brought a
good price.
Well anyway, as we boys explored the moonscapes
of mined-out areas and the piney woods and swamps
awaiting mining operations, we would occasionally en-
counter a gator, but never considered them a threat except
for the "biggest baddest" gator of them all ole One-eye,
a 12-footer who was Lord and Master of Number Two
Hydraulic Pool just south of the railroad tracks.
Now this gator had been tormented for years from
wanton potshots fired at him by us boys who were
raised to know better and do better, but sometimes
didn't. The shots from our .22 caliber rifles usually


ricocheted off his armor-plated back and skull, but one
well-aimed shot did put out an eye.
We gave One-eye plenty of cruising room as he
would swim along one-eyeing our yard dogs on shore
- his favorite tidbit along with half-grown shoats -
the Cracker might add.
Where's this story going, Cracker?
Well, he's getting' round to that. The Cracker's wife
is always exasperatingly asking him the same question.
Ole One-eye also liked to sun and snooze on the
bank and we avoided him like the plague because that
rascal could "natchel" get up and move. Being a noc-
turnal creature by nature, One-eye also liked to moon-
light.
One early morning, the Cracker received a call
from his bosom buddy, Leslie Moody.
"Get down here quick, Gibby. You won't be-
lieve what happened last night. Uncle 'Flatwheel'
was bringing in a string of wet-rock cars from South
Pierce Mine and ran slap-dab over One-eye. That
sucker didn't even know what hit him. He's deader
than a doornail. What's left of his hide ain't worth
much neither. Near 'bout derailed the train," ex-
plains Les.
"Golly!" sez Gibby.
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Save Anna Maria to
nominate officers
Save Anna Maria, Inc., the grassroots Island orga-
nization working to stop the construction of the high
bridge at Manatee Ave., will meet on Saturday, Jan. 20,
at 1 p.m. at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
The agenda will include nominations of officers,
fundraising ideas, and question-and-answer period about
the recent bridge administrative hearing.
Members and friends of SAM are encouraged to
attend. To inquire about membership, call Joy
Courtney at 778-5405.
Civic association hosts
speaker Saturday
John Bicknell, assistant city editor/business for the
Bradenton Herald, will speak to the Holmes Beach
Civic Assocation at its meeting to be held Saturday,
Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Branch Library in
Holmes Beach.
Bicknell will speak on "Liberal Bias by Newspa-
per and TV Writers and What Readers Can Do About
It Humor Included."
The public is invited to attend.
St. Bernard offers pancake
breakfast Sunday
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach will
host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and
coffee will be served. The breakfast will cost $2.50 for
adults and $1 for children.
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Adult square dancing
Monday
Instructor and caller George Jabbusch and his wife
Marge are offering a "stimulating" square-dance class
for beginners and experienced dancers on Mondays at A
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Classes will be held from noon
to 2 p.m. through Feb. 12. The time will change to 7 to ,
9 p.m. starting Feb. 19.
The fee is $3.50 per couple. Line dancing, contras, i
quadrilles and circle dances are part of the program.
For more information, call Jabbusch at 755-7529
or the Center, 778-1908.

Grand opening set for
Longboat chamber
The Longboat Chamber of Commerce will hold a
grand opening Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 5: 30 p.m. to
celebrate their new office at 6854 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
in the Whitney Beach Plaza, Longboat Key. Compli-
mentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be pro-
vided. Information/reservations: 387-9519.


Poetry Night at Artists
Guild Gallery
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered
at the Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes Beach, on
Thursday, Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m.
Favorite poems and original works will be pre-
sented by local artists and resident poets. An open
mike will be available for aspiring poets if registered
before 7 p.m.
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Dr., Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
For additional information, call Zoe
VonAverkamp at 778-7216.


Artists Guild offers
special classes
The Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes Beach is of-
fering morning classes in watercolor, oil pastels and
drawing in pastels beginning immediately.
Contact the gallery at 778-6694 for dates, times
and cost.



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Garrett of Cinncinnati, Ohio, with his new raft waiting for friends to retrieve him for a day at the beach.
Garrett said he used to visit the Island when he lived in Tampa and "came here with friends and loved it it
seemed so quaint and undiscovered." Days at the beach are at a premium right now in light of the cold


weather we've had to fight in the past few weeks.

League sponsors Artists'
Studio Tour
Watercolor artist Herbie Rose is one of several
artists' studios to be featured in this year's Annual
Artists' Studio Tour sponsored by the Art League of
Manatee County.
Tours will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and
20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Included as one of the stops this year is the invita-
tional sculpture, fiber and paper show "Off and On the
Wall," with a wide array of award-winning artists rep-
resented.
Tickets are available at the Anna Maria Art League
in Holmes Beach and the Art League of Manatee
County, 209 9th St. W., Bradenton.
For details call the league at 746-2862.



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The Longboat Key Art Center will present a Dem-
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day, Jan. 20, beginning at 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, a one-day workshop in
simple jewelry techniques entitled "Renaissance Link
Necklace" will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
followed by a lecture on "Splendors of Ancient Egypt,"
by a curator from the Florida International Museum on
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NEW ON THE LIBRARY SHELF


'From Potter's Field'
by Patricia Cornwell
Those of you who have read this author's earlier
books have probably looked forward to her latest. It is
a disappointment. The characterizations are not well
developed. In the past books, the main character, Chief
Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, has been por-
trayed with the attributes of strength and intelligence.
Here she seems to be falling apart emotionally. The
plot is heavily laced with incomprehensible computer
jargon which may or may not be realistic. If you have
not read her earlier books, skip this one and read Post-
mortem, Body of Evidence, All That Remains, Cruel
and Unusual or The Body Farm instead.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg

'Vertical Run' by Joseph Garber
There is a mystery in a mystery when businessman,
David Elliott, arrives at work one A.M. to find his boss
trying to shoot him. An extended chase follows with
Elliott drawing on all his Viet Nam military training to
evade his pursuers. An exciting page turner sure to be
movie material starring Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Sylvester Stallone or Harrison Ford.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'The Death of Common Sense'
by Philip K. Howard
This book describes how the proliferation of laws
at all levels of society are suffocating America. By re-
vealing how rules have replaced thinking, Howard
shows how common sense has been ignored to the det-
riment of society. He displays a knack for highlighting
the serious yet comical absurdities of some of the laws
that affect our daily activities.
Reviewed by Philip Connolly

'Dangerous Attachments' by
Sarah Lovett
Forensic psychiatrist, Sylvia Strange, is instrumen-
tal in parole being denied to a troubled young man with
influential relatives. The story progresses to prison riot
atrocities, one dimensional characters and too many
villains. Author Lovett could have cut down on the


unseemly details she felt compelled to include in this
sordid tale.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'Burning Angel'
by James Lee Burke
Burke's latest in the Dave Robicheaux mysteries
features his usual great lyrical writing interspersed with
gritty accounts of bad guys, cops and colorful New
Orleans locals. Underneath the detective story are the
author's musings about the generations of complicated
racial relationships in the South. Like a great movie,
there is a sadness to this novel that lingers long after the
last page is read. Burke transcends the genre.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'Lightning' by Danielle Steel
Ms. Steel's most recent book is a good read if you
are not as nit-picky as this reviewer. A major concern
of many women is breast cancer. It is likely that in ru-
ral areas there are women who are not aware of breast
self-examination and the value of mammography. But
it is hard for me to accept that the main character, a
bright young lawyer, graduate of a prestigious univer-
sity, who'd previously had a mammogram, would sud-
denly be so ignorant about this disease. The author's
treatment of the husband's fright and denial is more
believable. This is a book that ends well and is a good
learning experience for both men and women.
Reviewed by Norma M. Oldfield

'The Shadow Man'
by John Katzenbach
Holocaust survivors in Miami are being murdered
one by one after seeing a face in the crowd they can
identify as a Nazi war criminal. A black cop teams up
with a Hispanic lady prosecutor and a suicidal geriat-
ric ex-detective to set a trap for the killer. Katzenbach
keeps you you intrigued with his quirky characters and
fast-paced writing.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'L is for Lawless' by Sue Grafton
Detective Kinsey Milhone is at it again taking on
a case for a friend and finding it more than she bar-
gained for. What seems to be a simple case of identi-
fying a former GI becomes a search for the remains of
a forty year old bank heist. As usual, Kinsey gets her-


self battered and unpaid as she follows the trail. Typi-
cal Grafton, easy reading.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg

'The Longings of Women' by
Marge Piercy
An especially good read about the lives of three
women as they search for stability in their home en-
vironment. One, a writer and professor, is the wife
of a stage director who seeks the company of other
women when he is on the road. She has turned a
blind eye for years in order to keep her family to-
gether. Is it time to cut herself loose? The second, an
apparently model housewife, is accused of killing
her husband with the help of her young lover. If she
is guilty, what was her motive? The third is a sixty
year old, college educated woman who has adapted
herself to penury after her divorce. She disguises her
homelessness in order to earn a meager living clean-
ing houses. How long can she go on snatching her
sleep in her absent clients' homes when they are out
of town, sleeping in church basements and on park
benches when they are not?
This book is not quick reading but is very thought
provoking.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg

'Justice' by Faye Kellerman
Author Kellerman (who is also the wife of fellow
mystery writer, Jonathan Kellerman) returns to solid
detective work by Sgt. Peter Decker of L.A.P.D. Ms.
Kellerman's recent entries in this series have centered
more on Decker's wife, Rina Lazarus, and her Hasidic
Jewish traditions. This time out Decker investigates the
murder of a high school prom queen, uncovering the
ugly depths of the affluent teenage culture in Southern
California. A well written psychological mystery with
oddly endearing characters.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'The Season of the Machete'
by James Patterson
A paperback by the author of Kiss the Girls and
Along Came a Spider. This is a gruesome story of
massacre in the Dominican Republic with a loose,
poorly structured plot hatched by the CIA and the
Mafia. Don't bother unless you like blood and gore!
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg


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Auditions for 'The Dining
Room' at Island Players
Auditions for "The Dining Room," by A. R.
Gurney, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
at the Island Players Theatre, Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria City.
To be directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland, the play
calls for a cast of at least three men and three women
portraying a wide variety of characters.
"The Dining Room" will run from March 15
through March 30.
For more information, call 794-8762.

'Song of Singapore' kicks
off Riverfront season
You will think that you are revisiting Rick's in
"Casablanca" when the Manatee Players presents its
first production of 1996, the madcap musical "Song of
Singapore."
The show will be presented from Thursday, Jan.
25, and will run through Feb. 11 at the Riverfront The-
atre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Tickets are available now by calling the box office,
Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 748-
5875.

'A Shayna Maidel' come to
Theatre Works
"A Shayna Maidel" (A Pretty Girl) will be pre-
sented at Theatre Works, 1247 First St, Sarasota, open-
ing Friday, Jan. 26, through Feb. 17.
This American drama by Barbara Lebow tells of
one family splintered by the Holocaust.
For information on reservations and curtain times,


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Clubs
On Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. the Audubon
Society will meet at Emmanuel United Methodist
Church, 5115 44th Ave. W., Cortez Rd., Bradenton.
David Brown, environmental education school site
coordinator at W.E.E. Care Center, will present a dis-
play of his efforts with environmental education in the
school system.
Sarasota's Selby Gardens will provide a rare view
of its internal operations during a "Behind the Scenes"
tour on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10:15 a.m. to noon. The
tour is open to the public at regular admission prices.
Reservations are not required. Information: 366-5731.
The Women's Resource Center of Manatee, 1407
55th Ave. W., Bradenton, is sponsoring a series of pro-
vocative programs aimed at the "often overlooked"
older women in our society. The programs, dubbed the
WISE Women Series, will feature appearances by three
notable women authors: Caroline Bird, Connie
Goldman and Patricia O'Gorman. Information: 751-
0131.

Van Wezel Hall pops with
concerts and more
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall offers some-
thing for everyone this week.
On Saturday, Jan. 20, the hall will present Bill T.
Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. followed by a perfor-
mance of the rising young violinist Elissa Lee
Kokkonen on Monday, Jan. 22.
The one and only Marvin Hamlisch can be seen in
concert on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and the musical "Five
Guys Named Moe" will be presented on Wednesday,
Jan. 24.
On Thursday, Jan. 25, the Vienna Choir Boys can
be seen on concert.


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Ice angling, or fishing 'on the rocks'


By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
Being a transplanted very-northern lake fisherman,
I have more than a reasonable amount of difficulty
understanding stories about cold water fishing in the
rivers, bays and the Gulf that surround us.
Winter, these stories say, make some fish dash out
to sea and others to come nearly to ashore. In lakes,
they really have nowhere to go whatever the weather.
And, before I start all this, I want you to know that
I've never put anything on a hook but a picture or a
worm and I've never taken anything off a hook except
what was left of a worm or a picture that didn't meet
with wife Sarah's approval.
In one of those typical January Florida, "What's it like
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I should have said great fishing that began every win-
ter when the ponds and lakes froze over back home.
More than one local snook and mackerel chaser
expressed doubt of such a truth, since colder weather
down here sends many local seagoing anglers back to
tying bait hooks. I understand that doubt, believe me.
I understand, because when my company moved us
to the wilds of Plattsburgh, NY, people who stayed
back in places where we used to live were always ask-
ing Sarah and me what it was like to live in an area
north of where the television series "Northern Expo-
sure" could have been filmed in August.
Actually, they usually asked why we lived there,
PLEASE SEE ICE ANGLING, PAGE 20

Editor's Note: Holmes Beach Councilman Don
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about what it's like to fish where it is REALLY cold.


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ICE ANGLING, FROM PAGE 17
rather than what it was like to live there.
We'd get questions like: "How can you stand the
wind chill factor?" Sarah had the best answer "We
don't sleep outside, so it isn't so bad."
And there was, "Do you really live on a lake?" (No,
we live next to the lake.) And, "Do you miss the city?"
(No, we can walk to downtown Plattsburgh.)
Our answers kept the conversations rather short,
but there was one question that always popped up and
has led to this article "Do you really fish through the
ice? And how?"
The people asking those questions want the cold,
hard facts pardon the expression and not a flip
answer. Here are the results of my research for any of
you barrier island folks who would like to try your hand
or ice pick at ice fishing.

Ice fishing requirements
The first prerequisite for ice fishing is a lake. Next,
the lake must freeze, which was no problem in
Plattsburgh from about Aug. 30 on. And I mean the
lake must really freeze, because no ice fisher is really
happy unless he can move a little shanty and a
relative's car out on the ice with him.
At least, I was always sure those care out on the
lake belonged to relatives; I can't believe anybody
would drive his own car out there.
Next, you need something to make a hole in the ice.
Lots of times, that relative's car would do the trick.
Usually, though, a drill with a three-inch-diameter bit
is better, unless you hook a four-inch-diameter fish.
You also need a big sort of soup ladle with a lot of
holes in it because the hole you drill will begin to freeze
again right away. The ladle is to keep scooping out the
new ice. And I've found that after you drill the hole
there is no new ice in a couple of minutes, get back in
the relative's car and head to shore fast!
You'll also need a short rod, and I do mean short,
because you have to stand right by the hole. Whether


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tee County Fair Grounds, 1303 17th St. W., Pal-
metto, will open Monday, Jan. 22, through Sun-
day, Jan. 28.
The Official Grand Opening Ceremony will
take place on Monday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. at the
main gate. The midway with entertainment
opens after the ceremony.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Jan.
23, 24, and 25, are Senior Citizens Days with
admission for persons age 60 or over $3.


you hold the rod in your left hand and ladle out ice with
your right, or vice versa, really doesn't matter, but you
do have to jiggle the rod up and down a lot to let the
fish know you're there. I found the jiggling is easy -
not jiggling while standing over an ice-filled hole in a
frozen lake would be hard.
Don't jiggle just a bare hook, either, and don't use
a worm for bait. Lake fish know that worms aren't
dumb enough to show up in the middle of a lake in
winter. The best bait is Swedish Pimples not a rite-
of-passage for Scandinavian adolescents, but what they
call a chrome thing with a red plastic tail ice fishers call
bait.
You only need one Swedish Pimple, because after
you catch your first fish you pry out his eyes and use
them for bait. Most icers say real eyes work better than
fake pimples, but I never use eyes because I would
never eat a fish that was so perverted that it would eat
other fish's eyes. Like, if they eat eyes, who knows
what else they might have eaten? I also never could


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Gates will open each day at 10 a.m., except
the evening of the opening ceremony. The fair
closes at midnight each day. All exhibit build-
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day, Jan. 28.
General admission is $3 in advance or $4 at
the gate.


bring myself to hook bait that is staring at me.
The eye problem can be solved by using plastic
eyes. The perverted fish can't tell the difference until
after they're hooked. But if the thought of pimples or
eyeballs bugs you as much as it bugs me, you can buy
plastic grubs.
White grubs with red heads are supposedly the
best, but yellow ones with black eyes work, too, al-
though I can't believe a fish would turn down a white
grub with black eyes.
You might even take some Anna Maria Island pal-
metto bugs up north with you. Lake fish might be at-
tracted to strangers. But, be careful which you bring.
Some of the recent ones Sarah has bagged in our bath-
room were bigger than most of the lake fish.
If you do try ice fishing, give me a call. I'm anx-
ious to know what it's like. But you'll never get me out
on a lake near Plattsburgh before Aug. 18 or after Aug.
30 other than on the Plattsburgh-to-Burlington ferry.
And even then, only in a relative's car.


Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule ~ 1995-96 Season
STOP LOCATION 1st Run Return 2nd Run Return 3rd Run Return
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 AM 11:50 AM 12:30 PM 2:50 PM 3:30 PM 5:50 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar/Ato's, Anna Maria 9:31 AM 11:49 AM 1231 PM 249 PM 3:31 PM 5:49 PM
Rod & Reel Motel/Pier, Anna Maria 933 AM 11:47 AM 12:33 PM 2:47 PM 3:33 PM 5:47 PM
Haleys Motel & Resort, Holmes Beach 9:40 AM 11:40 AM 12:40 PM 2:40 PM 3:40 PM 5:40 PM
Blue Water Beach Club, Holmes Beach 9:42 AM 11:38 AM 12:42 PM 2:38 PM 3:42 PM 5:38 PM
TakeJ Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach 9:44 AM 11:36 AM 12:44 PM 2:36 PM 3:44 PM 5:36 PM
Prudential Florida Realty, Holmes Beach 9:45 AM 11:35 AM 12:45 PM 2:35 PM 3:45 PM 5:35 PM
the First National Bank of Manatee, Holmes Beach 946 AM 11:34 AM 1246 PM 234 PM 3:46 PM 5:34 PM
scen ic Manatee Ave. at Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach 948 AM 11:32 AM 1248 PM 2:32 PM 3:48 PM 5:32 PM
Shells Restaurant Holmes Beach 9:52 AM 11:28 AM 12:52 PM 2:28 PM 3:52 PM 5:28 PM
route! Econo Lodge, Bradenlon Beach 9:55 AM 11:25 AM 12:55 PM 225 PM 3:55 PM 5:25 PM
Tuesday- Catalina Beach Resort. Bradenton Beach 958 AM 11:22 AM 12:58 PM 222 PM 3:58 PM 5:22 PM
Saturday Sliver Surf Motel, Bradenton Beach 9:58 AM 11:22 AM 12:58 PM 222 PM 3:58 PM 5:22 PM
0 a Gulf Drive Cafe, Bradenton Beach 9.59 AM 11:31 AM 12:59 PM 2:21 PM 3:59 PM 5:21 PM
Beach Barn, Bradenton Beach 10:04 AM 11:16 AM 1:04 PM 216 PM 4:04 PM 5:16 PM
to 6 pm Moore's Stone Crab, Longboat Key 10:06 AM 11:14 AM 1:06 PM 214 PM 4:06 PM 5:14 PM
Adult: $2 Whitney Shopping Plaza, Longboat Key 10:09 AM 11:11 AM 1:09 PM 2:11 PM 4:09 PM 5:11 PM
Up to 3 Silver Sands Motel Apts., Longboat Key 10:12 AM 11:08 AM 1:12 PM 208 PM 4:12 PM 5:08 PM
cnder ae 6 Albrtton Fruit Company, Longboat Key 10:16 AM 11:04AM 1:16 PM 2:04 PM 4:16 PM 5:04 PM
free wh Avenue Of The Flowers, Longboat Key 10:22 AM 10:58 AM 1:22 PM 1:58 PM 4:22 PM 4:58 PM
adult Cafe L'Europe, St. Armands Circle 10:32 AM 10:48 AM 1:32 PM 1:48 PM 4:32 PM 4:48 PM
346-3115 Holiday Inn-Ldo Beach, Lldo Key 10:35 AM 10:45 AM 1:35 PM 1:45 PM 4:35 PM 4:45 PM


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Sunday 'Bay' concert on Key
The Bayfront Park Recreation on Longboat Key will
present the first in its series of "Music by the Bay" con-
certs Sunday, Jan. 21, with the Bob Zimmerman Orches-
tra, at 4052 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
Listen and dance to the big band music from the
30's and 40's.
Tickets can be purchased at the Longboat Key
Town Hall, the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
and the Bayfront Park Recreation Center.
The concert will benefit the center's ongoing pro-
grams and services to the community.
For information, call the center at 383-3136.

Music at Arts Day '96
Hear the blues, jazz, chamber music, poetry and
big band hits, and see fine art, theater, ballet, drama and
a circus at Arts Day '96, presented by Riscorp and pro-
duced by the Sarasota County Arts Council on Sunday,
Jan. 21, from noon until 6 p.m. in downtown Sarasota.
For ticket information and a schedule of events,
call the Arts Day Info Line at 331-2353.
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Chapel presents a
musical experience
The Longboat Island Chapel will present
the first in its Music Artist Series on
Sunday, Jan. 21, at the chapel, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, at 4 p.m.
Area residents Sarita Roche, soprano, left;
Joseph Roche, violinist, right; and Lurray
Myers, staff accompanist for Manatee
Community College and organist for
Christ United Methodist Church in
Bradenton, will perform. A free will
offering will be taken. Information: 383-
6491. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Longboat Island Chapel


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New Duck baby
Friends at neighboring D.Coy Ducks welcomed a
new family member on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Constantina Sophia Lardas weighed in at 9 pounds, 10
ounces. With the kitchen already closed for the day for
painting, Steve (aka Dad) surely didn't mind missing
the work. Congratulations to Steve, wife Lisa and little
sister Ourania.

Yikes! Bingo
If you had thoughts of attending the Manatee
County Fair, taking in all the usual sights, sounds,
smells and as much strawberry shortcake as you can,
this year you can then really make it worthwhile.
Make sure you catch cow patty bingo!
For a $5 donation, you could take home the $200
prize. The proceeds from the unusual bingo game ben-
efit Manatee County 4-H programs.
"Chips" will be provided by the grand champion
and reserve grand champion steers. The game goes like
this: whichever steer makes "plays his chip first" will
be counted. If the "chip" falls in the square identified
on your ticket, you'll be the winner of the $200 prize.
In the event the "chip" lands on a line, the square with
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The official mascot of The Islander Bystander, 10-week-old Cairn terrier, has an official name Mister
Wizard. He plays hide and seek in a 10-inch shopping bag which coincidentally bears the likenesses of the
characters in the Wizard of Oz. In case you didn't already guess, Toto was a Cairn. Islander Photo: Bonner
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LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC (call for schedule)
792-1336 CLOSED MONDAY
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Live Entertainment 6 Nights A Week
Large groups and luncheon parties welcome.
Reservations requested, not required
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the most "chip" wins.
The game takes place at 6 p.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 27, in the livestock arena at the
fairgrounds. Donors need not be present
to win.
The barbecue is pretty good, too.

Wedding packages
offered
Sean Murphy of the Beach Bistro will
have to go some in the burger wars to top
the new offering at Duffy's Tavern. He'll
have to become a notary.
We have it on good authority from
Miss Duffy's husband, Ed Geyer, that
Duffy's now offers a wedding package.
Included in the deal, newlyweds will get
two burgers, a wedding ceremony per-
formed by Councilwoman Pat Geyer (aka
Miss Duffy) and use of two beach towels
for an afternoon on the beach.
No word on the cold draft beer. Call
778-2501 for package price information.
Remember, they're closed on Tuesday.


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No, thank you
Christmas camp carolers from the Anna Maria Island Community Center visited the office of The Islander Bystander
during the holidays and a belated thank you arrived in the mail this week for our gift of appreciation -pizza for their final
celebration. Their handmade cards were a tremendous illustration of their appreciation but unfortuantely, due to the 3-
dimensional quality and multitude of colors, the cards are not reproducable here. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


10104 Cortez Rd. (Formerly Club Olivers)


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 4, auto theft, 100 block of Hammock. The
complainant reported her son took her car without her
permission and fled in an unknown direction. She said
she wished to press charges.
Jan. 4, information, 10000 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant flagged down a deputy and reported
his secretary had stolen his car. The vehicle was located
in Holmes Beach with the subject driving. The subject
told the deputy that her boss had been sexually harass-
ing her, and after refusing his advances, she left in her
company vehicle.
When the complainant arrived at the scene, he told the
deputy the subject had been drinking and he did not want
to see her driving. The deputy observed she had been
drinking but was not impaired. The deputy advised the
complainant there were no grounds for grand theft.
The subject signed an affidavit about the incident,
said she was no longer working for the complainant
and gave him the vehicle.
Jan. 5, information, 100 block of Magnolia. The
complainant reported being harassed by an estranged
relative.
Jan. 10, criminal mischief, 200 block of Gladi-
olus. The complainant reported a person unknown
threw a white substance on her van.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 4, stolen tag, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North.
Jan. 5, information, 100 block of Fifth Street
South. The complainant reported that on Dec. 19 his
blue and gold macaw was on a tree in the yard, was
spooked and flew away. On Dec. 31 the complainant
received a phone call from a subject who saw his lost
pet ad in the newspaper. The subject said he purchased
the bird on Dec. 28 for $300. The subject returned the

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a repayment plan for the subject by the person who sold
him the bird.
Jan. 10, criminal mischief, 1401 Gulf Drive S.,
Coquina Moorings. The complainant reported a person
unknown shot a BB or pellet gun through the sliding
glass door. Damages were $100.
Jan. 11, stolen tag, 100 block of Gulf Drive South.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 5, found property a bicycle, 4400 block
of Second Avenue.
Jan. 5, suspicious, 600 block of Dundee Lane.
The complainants reported they were fishing in the
canal and a subject came out of one of the homes, ap-
proached them and began yelling obscenities. He was
holding a long-barreled pistol behind his back, they
said.
The subject demanded they leave the area and said
he owned the water under their boat. The complainants
contacted the Florida Marine Patrol and were told they
could fish in the canals as long as they didn't go on
anyone's property.
Jan. 6, found property a knife, 5600 block of
Gulf Drive on the beach walkway.
Jan. 7, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. An
anonymous complainant reported the music was too
loud. The officer reported minimal noise and asked the
doorman to have the music turned down.
Jan. 7, noise, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks.
The complainant reported the music was too loud and
the owner had it turned down.
Jan. 8, domestic, 400 block of Clark Lane. The
complainant reported that she was arguing with her
boyfriend and he pushed her, knocking her to the
ground. In the fall she hit her head on a table, she said.
The subject said she tried to hit him, missed and fell,
hitting her head. The subject was placed in custody.
Jan. 8, petty larceny of a boat trailer tag, 600
block of Gladstone Lane.


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Jan. 8, vandalism, 100 block of Peppertree Lane.
The complainant reported he heard glass break at a
neighbor's house and found a broken window. There
were obvious signs that someone had been sleeping
inside the residence, said the report.
Jan. 9, carrying a concealed weapon, DWLS,
expired tag, 2300 block of Avenue B. The officer
stopped the subject for unlawful speed and discovered
he had a suspended licence and an outstanding warrant
from Hillsborough County. When the subject was
placed in custody and his vehicle inventoried, the of-
ficer found a police-type baton and a knife with a nine-
inch blade concealed on the side of the driver's seat.
Jan. 10, found property boxes containing
clothing and personal items, Kingfish Ramp.
Jan. 10, suspicious, 6600 block of Marina. The
complainant reported a person unknown left a threat-
ening message made of cut-out letters on his front door.
Jan. 10, damage, 600 block of Foxworth Lane.
The complainant reported a person unknown drove
over the lawn and knocked over the mailbox and post.
Damages were $50.
Jan. 10, damage, 500 block of 75th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown shot a hole in
the front window with a BB gun.
Jan. 11. petty larceny, 5300 Gulf Drive,
Martinique. The complainant reported a person un-
known removed 12 100-pound bags of sand from the
construction site.


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boating classes
Area boaters and those interested in boating are
urged to attend Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's
safe boating classes which are scheduled to begin on
Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria area of
the Manatee Vocational Technical School, 5603 34th
St. W., Bradenton.
A small fee is charged for materials only.
The course will run for eight weeks and will in-
clude instruction in boat handling, seamanship, boat
type and terms, registration and equipment regulations,
state and local boating regulations, weather,
marlinspike, charts and navigation.
Arrangements to attend can be made by calling the
squadron's headquarters, 1200 71st. St. NW.,
Bradenton, at 778-4338.

Adult education offered
in Manatee County
The School Board of Manatee County's Adult
Education is offering classes for adults free of charge
in Pre-GED and English for Speakers of Other Lan-
guages (ESOL) in several locations in Bradenton and
Palmetto.
Classes are open entry and open exit and are con-
tinuous throughout the 1995-96 school term.
Registration takes place before the first class. Stu-
dents should be 16 years of age or older and not en-
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A course in powerboating skills and seaman-
ship conducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary instruc-
tors begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, at Flotilla 81, 4208
129th St., Cortez.
The course includes legal requirements, boat
handling skills, navigation, weather and VHF-FM
radio instruction. Classes will run for three weeks
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Tuition for the course
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Give our legislators an earful


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
There's a serious ongoing move in Florida to "sort-
of" license boaters. The move is serious, but the big
question is whether the proposed regulations are, too.
One of journalism's oldest rules is that "every
source has a motive." I've long believed the same is
true of every supporter of new legislation. Keeping that
thought in mind, it's interesting to look at who's sup-
porting this frankly weak measure of required boater
education now in search of sponsors in Tallahassee.
First of all, look at the proposed regulation. It
would not apply to adults, only youngsters and teenag-
ers. It would be needed only if that young person is
going to operate a vessel of 20 or more horsepower.
Finally, and this is a real zinger, the lifetime pro-
ficiency certificate given upon completion of a boating
education course could not be revoked. So no matter
what kind of damage to other people, property or the
environment was caused by an incompetent, stupid,
drunk or whatever boater, their boating privileges could
not be revoked.
Come to think of it, that's the way things are now.
Get drunk and kill somebody with your boat and, once
you've settled the various charges, you're perfectly free
to go boat again.
Hmmm.
Funny thing is if you do that kind of thing with a
car, you're going to spend a long time waiting to get
your driver's license back. But with a boat, even under
the new regulations, no problem.
Who's behind this weak-kneed proposal? The
marine industry for one. Mothers Against Drunk Driv-
ers for another and, finally, the Tampa Bay National
Estuary Program. In other words, a pretty interesting
trio.
My guess is the marine industry folks see this as a
way to put a stop to any serious talk about proper li-
censing of boat operators. Industry reps have long been
against any real licensing because they see it as just
another way to put a crimp in their business.
On the other hand, the folks at MADD probably
see it as just the opposite. That is, this process could be
a first step toward eventually getting some kind of con-
trol over boat operators.
The estuary program hopes the boater education
program will help them save the seagrass beds. What,
you might ask, has all this got to do with the grass flats?
Quite a lot, actually, because I believe this whole thing
is a roundabout way of controlling personal watercraft.
You know, the ski doos and all the others that so
many people love to hate not because there's any-
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with some of the people (youngsters mostly) who op-
erate them.
A quick check with a local dealer reveals that the
horsepower range of personal watercraft, depending
upon the model, goes from 50 to 110. That means ev-
ery youngster wanting to drive one will need to take the
course and get their certificate. Remember that virtu-
ally every manufacturer of personal watercraft suggests
you never let anyone under 14 years of age operate it.
But of course that happens anyway. And besides,
folks 14, 15, 16 and 17 don't always use the best judg-
ment just like some adults don't always use their
best judgment.
The plain fact is that some folks are stupid.
But there are 700,000 registered boats in Florida
and that number makes it pretty darned crowded on the
water sometimes. Whether you believe licenses for
boaters are the answer or believe that you'd rather
live with the present situation rather than create a whole
new government control system is really the ques-
tion here.
Keep an eye on your legislators in the upcoming
March session and, if you feel strongly, let them know
how you feel about it.

More bugs
Mosquitoes were once Mother Nature's way of
limiting growth in Florida. Then the white man discov-
ered drainage ditches and, even more importantly,
chemical insecticides.
The result: Florida boomed.
We know today that insecticides harm more things
than mosquitoes. They're pretty tough on baby snook,
for example, and under the right conditions, baby
people, too. In the meantime, we'd all like to get rid of
Florida's infamous "no see-ums."
Most folks are surprised to learn that Florida has
two laboratories devoted to dealing with these bug
problems. One, run by the University of Florida, is lo-
cated at Vero Beach and does mostly basic research.
The other, located at Panama City and operated by
Florida A&M University, does mostly applied re-
search.
For example, the John A. Mulrennan Research Lab
in Panama City is working with giant, inch-long mos-
quitoes from Burma that are harmless to humans and
actually live on the more common blood-sucking type.
In other words, scientists are looking at some re-
ally big guys that would be on our side against skeeters.
As usual, money is tight and labs that study insects
aren't the most romantic of projects. But, as you might
expect, the scientists have an idea.
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tires, particularly used tires sitting around outdoors, are
a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes, why not use
some of that money for mosquito research?
They're asking for $300,000 this year.
That's another funding item you might want to tell
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Jan. 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot pleasure craft
aground near Marker 19 in Sarasota Bay. Station
Cortez issued a marine assistance request broadcast on
behalf of the boaters, a commercial salvor responded
and refloated the vessel.
Jan 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 16-foot pleasure craft in
Terra Ceia Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 2185016
responded and towed the vessel to port.
Jan. 6, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 20-foot pleasure craft in
New Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 084171 re-
sponded and towed the vessel to Centennial Park.
Jan. 6, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a man overdue from a fishing trip. The
19-foot vessel reportedly left Bowlees Creek for a Gulf ex-
cursion. A Coast Guard boat was launched to search for
the boater, who was found aground at the north end of
Sarasota Bay. The boat operator checked for boating while
intoxicated, was judged to be intoxicated but, because it
was uncertain whether or not he became intoxicated be-
fore or after he ran aground, he was not turned over to
police. During the boarding of the vessel the owner was
cited for having improperly displayed registration num-
bers, no means of making an efficient sound signal and not
displaying navigational lights. The vessel was towed to the
Holiday Inn Marina at Bowlees Creek and the boat opera-
tor was turned over to the custody of his wife. The case
may still be prosecuted as a civil case.
Jan. 7, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of an adrift 35-foot sailing vessel in
Bimini Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 2181067 inves-
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That lit candle for snook must have worked


By Capt. Mike Heistand
The bitter cold has caused most fishers to fear for
the snook populations a fear that apparently is un-
founded. The gradual cooling of the water apparently
allowed linesiders to adapt to the chill water without
any serious harm, if reports from the area are any in-
dication.
The fish are there, but the cold has made them slug-
gish, unwilling to take any bait, but still alive to fight
the hook another day.
Redfish action continues to be strong, and sheepies
appear unaffected by the cool water and temperatures.
Dave at the Rod and Reel Pier said sheepies is the
word there, with a few pompano and some big 20-
pound catch-and-release snook around. Dave said the
recent cold weather apparently hasn't harmed the
snook probably due to the gradual cooling of the
water although he recorded temperatures in his bait
tank last week of 49 degrees.
John at the Anna Maria City Pier said sheepies were
the word for anglers there as well as a few keeper reds. For
those interested in watching marine mammals rather than
catching dinner, John said the dolphin have been putting
on quite a show off the pier in the past few days.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 60 head of Key West grunts, porgies
and vermilion snapper. The six-hour trip averaged 200
head of trigger fish, beeliners, lane snapper, grouper
and mangrove snapper. The nine-hour trip averaged 75
head of porgies, trigger fish, beeliners, black grouper,
rudderfish and red grouper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said the bulk of his
action is in sheepshead, with the convict fish being both
plentiful and large at up to eight pounds. Redfishing
has been fair, and there are some small catch-and-re-
lease snook and a few flounder. Bluefish are still in the
Gulf and in the open waters of Sarasota Bay, Capt.
Zack said, and he's also finding some undersized trout


Ken Fryback of Bradenton brought in five sheeps-
head last week, with the smallest being 12 inches
long. Ken is "81-year-young" and an avid sheepie
fisher. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood.

in the bays.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said with
a laugh that most of what he's been catching is cold
in the past week. For more serious fishers, he said
there are reports of upwards of 50 snook packed into


Miles Waldron of Seaside Gardens is also a big-time
sheepshead fisher who has been angling in Sarasota
Bay for 30 years. The fish pictured weighed 9 3/4
pounds. A true "natural" fisher, Miles uses oyster
crabs, tude worms and fiddler crabs as bait.

the holes in the seagrass beds, but the fish seem to
be lazy probably due to the cold and reluctant
to take any bait. There are some nice-sized reds be-
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provided by the caller and his demeanor on the radio,
the call was determined to be a hoax.
Jan. 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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'Snow Falling' at library
"Snow Falling" will be the theme for the Island
Branch Library's preschool storytime for preschoolers
through first graders from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
24, at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Pajamas, stuffed animals and mittens are welcome.
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Shape, Green Peas, Hot Roll, Fruit Juice
* Wednesday, 1/24/96
Breakfast: Fresh Baked Soft Pretzel,
Applesauce
* Lunch: Hamburger Gravy w/Mashed Potatoes
or Mini Chef Salad, Carrot Coins, Hot Roll,
* Warm Harvest Fruit
* Thursday, 1/25/96
* Breakfast: Waffles w/Syrup, Pears
* Lunch: Junior Sib or Power Slice Pizza, Carrot *
& Celery Sticks w/Low Fat Dip, Peaches,
Cake Square
Friday, 1/26/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Sausage Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
Corn, Strawberry Fruit Cup, Pudding
* All meals served with milk.
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Joy Courtney


College bound
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Jan. 8. The
children's names are listed left to right. Front row are Timmy Bouziane, Alonso Price and Chris Martin.
Second row are Josh Wimberly, Heath Fiecke, Rio Porter, Trisha McKee, Mitchell Burgess, Conner Bystrom
and Eric Whitley. Back row are Taylor Manning, Patrick Shary, Sabrina Foley, Ashley Chiles, Robert Purvis,
Kathleen Frushour. and Ryan Quigley.
Computer Clique
Becky Holman, left, a
representative of Education
Resources, teaches the
teachers at our Island
School multi-media skills.
o The objective of the two-day
class was to educate teach-
S.ers as to how to utilize
programs available through
the school's technology
center. Our teachers will in
turn bring their knowledge
_' into each of their classroom.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 18, 1996 M PAGE 29 G[


Islander elected president
of adult care organization
Janet Pearson of Holmes Beach and owner of 9 to
3 Adult Day Service, Inc., was elected president of the
Florida Adult Day Care Association at its state confer-
ence recently held in Gainesville.
Pearson served as a representative for the west
coast.
The FADCA is open to all agencies, organization
and individuals who have interest in adult day care or
in the objectives of the association.
The FADCA works with local, state and federal
entities to educate policy makers as they develop and
implement legislation.


SUSANNE KASTEN
REALTOR
Ich Spreche Deutsch 4
Office: 941-778-2291
Fax: 941-778-2294
Home: 941-921-4130


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

WAGNER IEALTY1
778-2246
(800) 211-2323







Whether you are looking for an island property
or a Manatee County waterfront home, contact
the waterfront specialists, the exceptional people
at Michael Saunders & Company.


SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-
FRONT RESIDENCE with a view. 3BR/
3B, fireplace in great room, 55' +/- wrap-
around porch. Professionally landscaped.
$795,000. Nancy Keegan 723-3929.
KALEIDOSCOPE SUNSETS. Panoramic view, 2BR/2B
condominium. Formal living room, mirrored-wall dining
room, appliance-filled kitchen, den or 3rd BR, turnkey fur-
nished, pool. Excellent income potential. $199,900. Barry
& Kimberly Charles 795-1273.
GULF-FRONT CONDOMINIUM on Anna Maria Island. Special
2BR/2B unit. 2 pools and shuffleboard. For owner occupancy as
great investment property. $229,900. Anne Miller 792-6475.
AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT home in northwest area.
3BR/2B remodeled kitchen, breakfast room, study, large liv-
ing room, family room. Possible guest quarters. $196,900.
Jeanette Rampone 747-2244.
ARCHITECTURAL JEWEL Surrounded by magnificent
Banyan trees, waterviews. 4,800 +/- sq. ft. Separate 3-car,
oversized garage with potential studio/guest quarters.
Dock and davits. $750,000. Traute Winsor 727-7074 or
Bobbie Banan 383-2659.
CAPTURE THE PANORAMIC VIEWS. Wraparound porches.
Four exquisite bedroom suites, 10' ceilings, crown moldings, im-
ported marble floors throughout $965,000. Traute Winsor 727-
7074 or Bobbie Banan 383-2659
WHY WAIT? Establish your Florida residency in this bright and
cheerful 2BR/2B villa. Excellent location with tennis, pool and
clubhouse. $119,900. Traute Winsor 727-7074.
SUPER LOCATION Close to the beach, beautifully up-
graded, 2BR/2B and 3BR/3B duplex, large porches and util-
ity rooms, Excellent income potential. $189,900. Janet
Bellingar, 727-7870 or Kathleen Slayter 792-8826.


Residential Sales/Rental Division: Ucensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6654
4400 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941)748-6300
6016 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941)792-2727


Brain Gym program offered
Sandy Islands, MS, MA, PhD, and a Florida li-
censed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, will offer
a program entitled "Truth and Guidance Through Your
Higher Power" at the Brain Gym, 5340 F Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach.
The program will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7
p.m. or Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m.
Space is limited and reservations are required.
For information and to make reservations, call the
Brain Gym at 778-5990.

Merry-Go-Round
Bar & Grill opens
The grand opening of the Merry-Go-Round Bar &
Grill, 10104 Cortez Ave. W. (formerly Club Olivers)


Jackie Jerome Whatever your real estate

needs, Jackie will provide
you with a level of personal
attention that will exceed all
of your expectations!

WAGNED REALTY199
778-2246
IS MY RACKETATE(800) 211-2323






SNOWBIRDS' -
The best snow removal
person in the whole world .
can end your shoveling -
FOREVERI .
Call Nick Patsios,REALTOR/BROKER
Neal & Neal Office 778-2261 or "Nick at Nite" 778-4642


Listing and Selling
All of Perico Bay

CALL TODAY!!!


Marilyn Trevethan
REALTOR


* 524 SANDERLING CIRCLE Buy now receive in-
come. Owner will lease back for one year 2BR/2BA
waterview, 2 car garage, private end location. $134,900
* 1318 PERICO POINTE CIRCLE Totally cus-
tomized 2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, dream kitchen,
white on white appliances, convection/microwave
oven, tile, jacuzzi tub. Most decorator custom fur-
nishings stay............................... $149,900
* 1310 PERICO POINTE CIRCLE Largest villa,
2BR/2BA + den, 2 car garage, inviting bricked courtyard
entry, upgraded kitchen appliances, glassed in lanai. Must
see to appreciate the quality and extras.... $175,000
* 1161 EDGEWATER CIRCLE Largest Bayfront
model, 3BR/2BA, wonderful tropical appointments.
Must be seen to be appreciated......... $198,500

* 510 WOODSTO5 /2BA, 2 car
garage, bea tnd villa.... $140,000

* 518 WOODSTORK CIRCLE 2BR/2BA, 2 car
garage furnished by decorator. .........$137,000

* 1203 SPOONBIL.U..R/2BA, 2
car garage, .............. $139,900

* 1243 SPOONBILL LANDINGS CIRCLE
2BR/2BA villa, tile and carpet, glassed lanai, sun
deck, 2 car garage. Only ............... $134,900

* 945 AUDUBON condo. Big
value, small .....................$79,900


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Call Marilyn Trevethan
Evenings 792-8477
Office 941-778-6066
Toll Free 1-800-865-0800


will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m.,
and will feature music, prizes and food.
Owner Ron Leonard, a transplant from Canton,
Ohio, and employed by Baush & Lomb, invites every-
one to come-a-around the Merry-Go-Round.
The bar and grill will be open seven days a week
beginning at 8 a.m. Happy Hours are 8 to 11 a.m. and
4 to 6 p.m.
Music on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and Jan. 20,
from 7 to 11 p.m. will be provided by The Talisman.

Realty raves
Neal & Neal Realtors has announced that Bill
Bowman was the Anna Maria Island office's top pro-
ducer in December and Chard Winheim was its top
lister.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. on Longboat Key an-
nounces the appointment of Cathy Meldahl as opera-
tions director of the company's rental division.
The Prudential Florida Realty Anna Maria Island
office announces that Karin Stephan was the top lister
for the month of December and T. Dolly Young was
the office's top seller.






419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


CANALFRONT HOME WITH BAYVIEWSI
Enjoy the best of both worlds with this impeccable 2BR/
2BA waterfront showplace with deep canalfront boat
dockage plus breathtaking bayviews! Amenities include
a handsome wood burning fireplace of Tennessee
slate, light oak hardwood floors plus Berber carpeting,
sunny Bayside Florida room with floor to ceiling win-
dows, French doors, cozy gourmet kitchen with oak
cabinets and breakfast bar, 5 X 7.5 acrylic hot tub and
easy vinyl siding and pebbled landscaping. A truly de-
lightful island hideaway reasonably priced at only
$269,000, including One Year Homeowner's Warranty!


PLAYA ENCANTADA TOWNHOUSE
Don't miss this rare and lovely 2BR/2.5BA gulfside
townhouse, featuring beautiful furnishings, central
vacuum system, two seaside verandahs, washer,
dryer, and fabulous private master suite with dazzling
Gulf views! Complex offers swimming pool, hot tub,
tennis, covered parking, elevator and miles of sandy,
white walking beach! Only $249,900!


VINTAGE ISLAND HIDEAWAY
This charming 2 or 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Island resi-
dence is situated on two spacious lots, offering lots
of privacy in a park like setting. This solid, well con-
structed home offers a pretty brick fireplace, oak
hardwood floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, oversize
fully tiled baths and a lovely tiled roof. A truly warm
and inviting place to call home! Price at $249,000.

"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"

Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Guilford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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Island real estate sales
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 52 North
Beach Village, an elevated townhouse condo of 1,600
sfla with 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car built in 1992, was sold
11/27/95, Zirow to Graumann, for $170,000; purchased
in 1992 for $150,000.
104 13th St. S, Bradenton Beach, a ground level
576 sfla lbed/1lbath/lcp home built in 1951 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 11/30/95, Evans to Myers, for
$90,000; list unknown.
203 2nd St. N, Bradenton Beach, building #1 of
780 sfla built in 1948 with 2bed/lbath and building #2
of 2,012 sfla built in 1954 of 4bed/4bath with two sto-
ries, all on a 53x100 lot, was sold 11/30/95, Drinkwater
to Murray & Rosales, for $162,500; list unknown.


RENTALS
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Since 1939

778-2246 (800) 211-2323
2217 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, FL 34217


213 76th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1,372
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1952 on a 96x78 lot,
was sold 11/28/95, Hemmerly to Codella, for
$137,000; list unknown.
2209 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, a ground level
1,566 sfla 3bed/2bath/2cp home or duplex built in 1969
on a 100x100 lot, was sold 11/28/95, Black to
Manzella, for $114,000; list unknown.
2415 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, an elevated 1,175
sfla 2bed/2bath home or duplex built in 1980 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 12/1/95, Vangorder to 33 Miller
Corp. for $118,500; list unknown.
504 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 1521 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1974 on
a 95x111 lot, was sold 11/30/95, Lytle to Moog, for
$258,000; list $269,000.
505 71st St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1,176
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1962 on a 95x100


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Island Real Estate Presents...

AMERICA'S GREATEST

REAL ESTATE DEALS!


U.S. buys Florida from Spain for $5 million. 1819


Deals like this don't happen every day,
but our Associates can still help you
find your own Place in the Sun.

Contact the professionals at Island Real Estate
and make a little "history" of your own.


SPLENDID Multi-level home with Gulf
views from the observation deck has
both screened and open porches, an
oversized 3+ car garage, wood-burn-
ing fireplace with antique oak mantle
and many fine oak details. 3BR/2BA
with den. $389,900.


WATERS EDGE Rarely available con-
dominium in this Gulffront complex with
pool, tennis court and plenty of parking.
2BR, great rental potential. $169,000.


CONTEMPORARY CANALFRONT HOME
Lovely canalfront home with 2BR/2BA
plus a den is also just a short stroll to
the beach in Anna Maria. Completely
renovated in '93 with light, open floor
plan with spacious kitchen, dock, boat
ramp and morel $269,000.


MARINER'S COVE ... The area's ulti-
mate boating community features this di-
rect Bayfront 3BR/2BA condo with boat
slip, tons of imported fixtures and mirrors,
loft and morel Reduced to $249,500.


Serving tiew Islanda
from the same
location since 1970.

6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
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lot, was sold 11/28/95, Bulger to Annis, for $130,000;
list unknown.
5616 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, B-301 Gulf
Shores, a gulf front 1,081 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1980, was sold 11/30/95, Prebis to Drattell,
for $150,000; list unknown.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 32 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a ground level canal front 1,450 sfla 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1977, was sold 11/28/95, Knight
to Ungvarsky, for $160,000; list $165,000.
113 Palm, Anna Maria, a ground level 1,436 sfla
3bed/2bath home built in 1968 on a 50x110 lot, was sold
12/4/95, Lopez to Cullerton, for $240,000; list unknown.
5424 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,400 sfla ser-
vice station built in 1959 on a 130x130 lot, was sold 12/
8/95, Huffine to McCarley Oil Co, for $285,000; list
unknown.
Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
1996.


Property
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Management Team
Cover the Island"


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* Cottages, Houses
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Condominiums


Caria Price


REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr* Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
S9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307 0I

LOTS OF LOTS!!!
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria .............................. REDUCED to $69,000
Zoned ROR. Lots of possibilities here. OWNER MAY FINANCE. Great buy in Anna
Maria City. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.

301 Pine Ave., Anna Maria ................... REDUCED to $150,000
Two lots zoned ROR in Anna Maria City. OWNER MAY FINANCE. Also priced separately
at $79,000. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.

111 Tern Dr., Anna Maria............................................................. $134,500
One of the last canalfront lots lefts in Anna Maria. This cul-de-sac lot offers 104 ft.
on the water in a very private setting. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken
Jackson eves. at 778-6986.

112 Tern Dr., Anna Maria .......................................................... $139,900
If you want peace and quiet this lot is for you! Wonderful canalfront lot at the end of
a very quiet street. This lot offers great views down several canals. Call Agnes Tooker
eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986.

MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY zoned for 9 units. 200 X 200 lot north of Manatee Av-
enue in Holmes Beach. Many possibilities including apartment complex or condomini-
ums. Very close to Gulf beaches. Owner is motivated and has listed below market value
at $259,000. Call Pat Jackson eves. 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
They can't make anymore! This is the last piece of undeveloped waterfront
property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited potential with 15 proposed lots avail-
able. Call Fran Maxon today for a complete brochure on this unbelievable
investment opportunity! Asking $2,110,000.






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Wedebro, Real LCompany
creating li Est since 1949
Holmes Beach almost new 3BR/2BA home on cul-de-sac. Open plan
with cathedral ceiling and view of Bay from great room. Over sized
2 car garage plus 18x37 bonus room for workshop or hobbyist.
$205,000. MLS# M68015
Whether selling, buying or renting We get results...fast!
3001 Gulf Drive e Holmes Beach 941 778-0700


ANNOUNCING...
THE CANADIAN CLUB
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

AnnaMari (94)778777


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

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Leasing Manager 5600HMARINA DR. STE. 8





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COQUINA MOORINGS Exceptional 2BR/2BA with ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FINEST COMPLEX Spec-
den, top floor unit with spectacular views of bay and tacular views, wide sandy walking beach, heated pool
across from wide, sandy, walking beach. Heated and spa, secured elevator lobby, covered parking, Old
pool, deep water dockage, covered parking and nu- Florida architecture with quality construction. This
merous unit upgrades. A rare offering at $182,500. prime Anna Maria Island Club unit offered at $189,500.
Call Dave Moynihan for details. Call Dave Moynihan.




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LAGOON VIEW from this 1BR/1BA Runaway Bay GULF CABINS Secluded complex with lush
unit with washer/dryer, extra closet space, all new ap- grounds, direct view and walking beach enhance
pliances and close to the pool. Across the street from with well maintained 2BR/2BA unit. An excellent
the beach, second home or great rental with on-site buy. Great location for second home or vacation
rental management all for $78,900. Call Ed Oliveira. rental priced at $179,900. Call Ed Oliveira.
LOTS
4510 125th St., Cortez / Bayfront............ $425,000
230 S Harbor Dr. / Waterfront ................. $147,500
123 51st St. / Zoned Duplex.................... $139,900
giDUPLEX
... .....93 N Shore Dr.......................................... $178,000
307 66th St ............................................. $139,900
WATERFRONT
NEWLY REMODELED BAYFRONT Duplex with fabu- 2107 Ave. A. / Pool Home .................... $235,000
lous views, spacious floor plans and a short walk to
beach. Decorator turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. total ALSO CALL FOR CONDO, INVESTMENT PROPERTY
living area. Offered at $389,000. Call Dave Moynihan. & SEASONAL AND ANNUAL RENTALS.


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ROOM DIVIDER/ENTERTAINMENT center. Oak $300.
Call 788-5592.
KING SIZE WATERBED for sale. Good condition, 6
drawers under bed, all wood. $95. Call 778-6508. Ask
for Betty.
3RD SEAT FOR 1990 to 1995 Plymouth van. $50 OBO.
778-7729,
HAND MADE greeting cards, all native things. I'm at
10G Spicer Cottage, 112 Oak Ave. Spicer Cottage,
Anna Maria. $1 ea.
5 PIECE LIVING room set. Sofa, loveseat, glass coffee
table, 2 glass end tables. Good condition. $800.778-5428.
BROYHILL WALNUT DINING set. Brasilia design,
china table and 6 chairs. $495. 778-5333.
BLACK LEATHER BAR chairs, 30 inch seat, mint con-
dition. Drafting table with chair $60; wanted small refrig-
erator. 778-6836.
REFRIGERATOR GE GOLD $50. GE 27 inch drop in
stove gold. $25. Call 778-3369.
WATER BED, QUEEN size, bookcase headboard.
Truck available to move it. $75. Phone 778-1100.
TABLE GLASS TOP, wicker bottom, 42" diam. round.
$38. Hotpoint microwave. $48. Call 779-1080.
VCR, TV, STEREO and computer repair. Under $49.95
in most cases. Free in shop estimates, 30 years expe-
rience. VCR Clinic, 10018 Cortez Rd. 795-5324.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.


DOLPHIN PRESCHOOL, 5354 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Sat., Jan. 20, 9 ?. Donations welcome. Rain
or shine.
MOVING IN SALE. Bedroom suite, oil paintings, lamps,
dishes, linens, much misc. plus some neighbors joining in.
Fri. & Sat., Jan. 19 & 20, 9- ?.153 Crescent, Anna Maria.


JULIE McCLURE

'Y., < ^, 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


WANTED WINTER RESIDENTS against the high
bridge to clean out their closets. Reuseable items of all
kinds wanted for Save Anna Maria, Inc. rummage sale
to be held Feb. 10 in the Privateers' Thieves' Market.
All proceeds dedicated to SAM's legal fund against the
high bridge at Manatee Ave. Drop off items at Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr. or call Joy Courtney at 778-5405
for pick up or info.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES' MARKETS, Feb. 10, Mar. 9,
Holmes Beach City Hall field. Reserve your space now.
$15 per market. For info call 778-5777.


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.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have to
stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food, water,
plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.


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.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations, call 778-1990.
20' MAKO CENTER CONSOLE 1983. Evinrude 235 hp
1985. Tandem trailer 1990. Dodger, bimini, radio, runs
good. Clean boat. $6,990 OBO. 794-8997.
FIBERGLASS CONOE by Gheenee, w/seats, like new.
$499 OBO. Call 778-6112.



- Come ride with me! ||


INFLATABLE BOAT by Avon, like new, $1,200 OBO.
Call 778-6112.


BABYSITTER FOR good natured 4 month old in our
home on as needed basis. References required. 778-
9112.
BABYSITTING, HOUSE CLEANING, errands, yard
work, misc. Decals, banners, signs. 795-5098.
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.
TIRED OF NOT WORKING? Join me in home based
company. Excel telecommunications, Independent
Rep. Call me at 779-2079. Ginny Dutton.
REALTOR/Manager for Holmes Beach/Anna Maria
office. Career opportunity for experienced professional.
Attractive benefit package available. Call Michael E.
Nink, Broker, Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543 for
confidential interview.
ISLAND LUMBER. Full time or possible part time. Ex-
perience necessary. Call 778-3082.
DUNCAN HOUSE B&B. Housekeeper, part time. Must be
able to cook and clean. Please call for details. 778-6858.
SEASONAL PART TIME office help needed for small
CPA firm. Some bookkeeping knowledge helpful. Send
resume to 214 54th St., Holmes Beach, FI 34217.
BUCCANEER INN RESTAURANT. Now accepting
applications for all kitchen positions including floor
managers, line cooks, prep., dishwashers. Also cock-
tails servers, and bussers. Apply in person. 595 Dream
Island Road, Longboat Key.
HELP WANTED Counter person. Part-time. Mothers
hours. Will train. Call Cindy 779-1212.
BREAKFAST COOK needed 5 or 6 days. Also needed,
kitchen help or line cook 3 to 11 pm. Apply in person
only 3 to 6 pm, Tue. Sat. Rebecca's Bistro, 103 Gulf
Dr., Bradenton Beach.


PIZZA & ICE CREAM store for sale. For information,
call 778-4408 or 778-2815.



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


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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! 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!


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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 open cathedral
ceilings in living area. Close walking to beach and priced at only
$190,000. M A j

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779-1101


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778-1751 2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
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Turnkey furnished, all new carpet, 1/2 block to
beach. Own your piece of Paradise! $158,900.
Excalibur Realty
(941) 795-4394


SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Looking for a seasonal rental?
Due to several cancellations we have
some great Gulf-front rentals for Febru-
ary and March.
Call Stephanie Bell for a complete list!
778-2307 or (800) 306-9666


> Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive-POBox 717 -Anna Mada. FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
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LPN COMPANION TLC, experienced with references.
Shopping, errands, whatever needed. Call 778-6717.


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

MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Is-
lands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
INTERESTED IN SAVING up to 50% on your phone
bill? No gimmicks, no minimums. Call 779-2079. Ginny
Dutton, Excel Telecommunications. Independent rep-
resentative.
INCOME TAX SERVICE. Over 30 years experience.
Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.

"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.

MANATEE MOWERS Island lawn service. Responsible,
reasonable and reliable. Call Donnie Rivera 778-7508.

"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads and service adver-
tising!


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
snampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
odorizing. 794-1278.





TOUR OF HOMES
Sunday January 21, 1996
1 -4 pm
607 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach ........ $395,000
Stunning refurbished 2BR/2BA home on the Bayou.
Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
609 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach......... $269,900
Key Royale. 2BR/2BA canalfront home, vaulted
ceilings, Darcie Duncan 779-2290.
264 Gladiolus, Anna Maria............... $165,500
2BR/1.5BA elevated home. Short walk to beach.
Bill Donnelly 778-6392.
102 68th St #105, Holmes Beach .........$162,500
Seaside Beach House. 2BR/1.5BA, Gulffront, fur-
nished. Elfi Starrett 798-9716.
211 North Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach ...$274,900
Custom built 3BR/2.5BA tri-level home on wide ca-
nal. Bill Allen 778-1620.
4255 Gulf Dr. #221, Holmes Beach .......$119,900
Island Village. 2BR/2BA condo, view of Bay. Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
4215 Bamboo Terrace, Bradenton ........$149,900
San Remo. 2BR/2BA home on deep canal. Marion
Ragni 778-1504.
920 59th St. W., Bradenton ....................$99,900
Spanish Park. 3BR/2BA home, neat and clean.
Frank Migliore 778-2662.
6702 32nd Ave. W., Bradenton ............$149,900
2 story, 4BR/2.5BA home, new carpet, pool. Dick
Rowse 778-2003.

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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.

CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, design
service, quality, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450. (941)
795-1947.

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.

HAND'MAN WILL TAKE care of all those annoying
repairs, painting, etc. Dependable, excellent references,
free estimates. Call Mike 778-0504.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott


GULL DRIVE...
canalfront 2BR/
2BA enclosed
workroom,
finished storeroom
and T-dock.
$219,900.


KEY ROYALE...
bayfront, 3BR/
3.5BA, fire-
places, heated
pool, 50' dock.
$589,000.


PINE BAY FOREST...2BR/2BA with loft. Garden win-
dow in kitchen. $92,000.
WESTBAY COVE...bayfront complex, heated pool, tennis,
walk to beach. 1BR/1BA, $85,900.2BR/BA, $133,900.
SUNBOW BAY...2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevator and
walk to beach. $95,900.
MARTINIQUE...top floor 2BR/2BA with Gulf/Bay
views. $189,900. Also, 3BR/3BA $196,900.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

GULF BEACH PLACE...fabulous views from
roof top deck. Steps to white sandy beach. 2BR/
2BA turnkey furnished. Kitchen with breakfast
nook. #68414. $179,900. Call Karin Stephan,
eves at 388-1267.
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX...completely remodeled
1BR units within walking distance of Gulf
beaches and shopping. #61611. $349,000. Call
Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246.
QUALITY THROUGHOUT...3BR/3BA condo
with many upgrades. Custom cedar clothing stor-
age, fireplace, wet bar, private golf and tennis
available. #66783. $124,900. Call Donald
Pampuch, eves at 778-3111.


SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, roof coating and re-
pairs, carpentry, dry wall repairs, painting. TV and
phone jacks installed. Island Home Repairs. 778-0410.


AVAILABLE First 3 weeks of March only! Fully fur-
nished beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot and park-
ing. $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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.
ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA elevated, unfurnished.
$850 mo. plus utilities. 1st, last, security. Anna Maria
Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY furnished apartment, monthly
rental. 1 BR/1 BA, private yard, 2 blocks to the beach.
Cable TV, microwave. $1,200 mo. 749-1695.
BEACH RENTALS Daily, weekly, and monthly rent-
als available on the beach. Call Debbie Thrasher 941-
778-2055 at Prudential Florida Realty, 5340-1 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
BEACH FRONT 3BR/2BA, ground floor, covered patio
and carport. Elec. kitchen, C/H/A, washer/dryer. Now
until March 1. (941) 686-5448.
DUPLEX WATERFRONT View of Intracoastal,
Bradenton Beach. 2 or 3BR, dock, davits, walk to beach,
carport, modern. $850 or $750 mo. Immediate occu-
pancy. 1 year lease. 813-539-5586 leave message.

GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able weekly in Jan. $450 and Apr. $$500. 778-2832.

GULFFRONT Best view. 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top floor
master suite. Patio in tropical garden. Gulf waters 90'
from back door. $3,300/$2,500. 778-0990
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.


Karin Stephan f10
REALTOR-
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Mobile: i
941-350-5844
Fax: 941- 778-3035 -
MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD...open floor plan with
bay view from every room. Pool with spa. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with
heated pool. #KS67250. $179,900.
PERICO BAY 2BR/2BA unit overlooking Palma
Sola Bay. Many upgrades. #KS66624. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE...3BR/3BA with fireplace, fruit trees,
pool & boat dock/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
ISLAND PARADISE...luxury 2/3BR condos on the
Gulf with 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 and clubhouse.
$235,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR...3BR/2BA on deep
water canal with dock. 40' kidney-shaped pool
and spa. $418,000.
WEST OF GULF- DRIVE...
-2BR/1BA home zoned du-
plex. 100 x 100 lot. Quiet
location, steps to the
beach. #67226. $160,000.


Carol Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Multi-Million $ Club

Certified Residential Specialist


Pru corporate sponsors of Mote Marine a a - a a as fora bohr addsoutcuo.


Flrd Realty(941) 77-0766


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS


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SCommercial Residential Free Estimates
any Lawn Mowing *Trimming. Edging
Lawn Hauling -By the cut or by the month.
SService *13 YEARS EXPERIENCE. INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEEDLOWEST PRICES
.1 7784 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







MULCH STONE SHELL SOD


-w Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING BOAT DELIVERY

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience



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



REMODELING

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

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399

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


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

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

GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA, 3 floor unfurnished
townhouse. Ground: Pkg. for 2 cars, shower to wash 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. $900
mo. 1st & sec. Magnificent view of the sun setting over
the Gulf. 703 Gulf Dr. at 8th St. just south of Cortez. Call
351-1596 to see.

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

JAN., FEB., MAR. Seasonal now available due to can-
cellation. 2BR/2BA condo, laundry, pool, garage. Just
remodeled, new kitchen, tile, appliances, furniture.
Quiet location, 1 block to public beach, close to Duffys,
Island Foods, Manatee Ave. Small 4 unit complex, pri-
vate, very nice. Available now through April 4. $1,800
mo. or weekly. Call 778-4560 eves.
2BR/2BA NORTH BEACH Village. Jan. 15 to Feb. 15,
$2,200. Fully furnished, close to pool, one block to
beach. Excalibur Realty 795-4394.
SEASONAL RENTAL. Ground floor home. 3BR/1BA,
family, laundry, carport. North end of Anna Maria. Close
to shopping, Bay and Gulf. $1,650 mo. includes all utili-
ties. Newly remodeled and decorated. (941) 778-7068
or (904) 787-9812.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR, near beach. Utility room with
washer/dryer hook-up. $600. 778-7980.
2BR DUPLEX 1/2 block from-beach. Available Mar.,
Apr., May. $1,250 mo. Call (813) 681-9656, leave mes-
sage, will call back.

PANORAMIC VIEW waterfront on Bay, ground level
home, furnished. 2BR/2BA, garage. Near historic Anna
Maria fishing pier. 778-2825.
ROOMMATE WANTED Young, responsible male willing
to share 2BR/2BA beach apartment in Holmes Beach.
Covered parking, storage, etc. Please call 778-8338.
ACCOMMODATIONS TO SHARE Female roommate
wanted to share Island apartment. $425 plus deposit.
Includes utilities. Smoker, child, small pet ok. 778-
2234.
GREAT GULFVIEW
For Rent. Watch the sunset from 12x30 porch. 3BR/2BA
home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceilings, 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.
COZY COTTAGE 82nd St., Holmes Beach. W/D, cen-
tral heat/air, ceiling fans, window blinds, nice neighbor-
hood. Annual $725 plus utilities. 778-6544.
A POLISHED GEM 2BR/2BA, furnished on the Gulf.
Newly renovated, many amenities including washer/
dryer and large screened porch. Monthly/weekly. Call
778-2357 or 778-2940.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, 2BR/2BA, lovely & spacious
with deck and garage. Steps to beach. $750 mo. Gulf
Bay Realty 778-7244.

LOVELY FURNISHED DUPLEX Holmes Beach. 2BR/
1 BA, turnkey furnished, lanai, hot tub, W/D, 2 blocks
to Gulf. Seasonal $1,250 Annual $850. 778-3892.
1BR APARTMENT in Holmes Beach, nice! 2 blocks from
Gulf, $400 mo. + utilities. 1st mo. rent plus $400 security
deposit. 778-4084, 778-6541 or pager 561-1591.
SMALL FURNISHED EFFICIENCY yearly $400 -
seasonal $600, 3 mo. minimum plus electric no
smoking or pets. 778-3906.
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE condo. 2BR/2BA, great
view of Intracoastal waterway. Pool, covered parking,
cable. Close to beach. Annual $700 mo. 794-1181.


AVAILABLE 1997 1BR/1BA, private deck, gorgeous
beach view. Jan., Feb., Mar. available. Take one or all.
Must be seen. $1,200 mo. 778-3065.
NEWLY RENOVATED 1BR/1BA plus den duplex apart-
ment. Annual unfurnished. Tile floors, stackable washer/
dryer, new central H&A. One block to beach. $600 mo.
plus electric & water. Available March. 778-3173.
BEACH RENTALS Annual rental, 2BR/2BA, unfur-
nished duplex. $700 mo + util. Will consider pets. Call
Carla Price, Smith Realtors 778-0770.
1BR/1BA DUPLEX unfurnished. $650 mo. includes
elec., water, garbage, washer and dryer and open front
garage. 104 7th St. South. 723-0430.
2BR APARTMENT near Anna Maria Post Office and
beach. $650 mo. + util. Available until Apr. 779-1090.
GULFFRONT AVAILABLE NOW 2BR/1BA, furnished
or unfurnished. 108 Elm Ave. Seasonal or annual. Let's
talk. 778-9486.
FOR RENT ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, partially furnished.
$125 weekly includes all utilities except telephone. For
more info call 778-7199.
SEASONAL 2 STORY 1BR/1BA, garage, washer/dryer,
no pets. Steps to beach. $1,200 mo. includes utilities.
(813) 985-6765.
AVAILABLE FALL 96 Gulfside, 9 iron to beach. 2BR/
1BA home, w/d, fireplace, cable, screened porch.
$1,500. 699 North Shore (941) 683-5203.
HOLMES BEACH Large 2BR/2.5BA, modern duplex.,
washer/dryer, garage. Available Feb. only. 66th St.
(813) 685-1474.
TROPICAL GARDEN, heated pool, 2BR/2BA condos,
Casa Sieira. Available dates Jan. & Apr. 778-0032.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA, '96 '97 season. Canal, Bay
beach, w/d. Four months $1,300 mo. 778-5793.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA very nice. Canal, Bay beach,
weekly $425. Avail Jan. 19 Feb. 19. 778-5793.
FURNISHED VACATION RENTALS now open. $3so
wk and $1,600 mo. Ideal for single or couple. 778-6126
or 792-5303.
SEASONAL RENTAL HB. 2BR furnished house,
kitchen fully equipped, cable, w/d, lanai with hot tub and
wet bar. Steps to beach w/beautiful tropical yard in quiet
neighborhood. Avail. now (941) 778-0311.
GULFFRONT EFFICIENCY w/heated pool. $1,600 mo.
2BR/1BA duplex apt., w/d, jacuzzi. $1,500 mo. 2BR/
1.5BA apt., w/d, Holmes Beach. $1,500 mo. Call Lisa
at Wedebrock Real Estate (941) 778-0700.


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213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

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OPEN HOUSE Sun., Jan. 21, 1 to 4.. 2BR/2BA, ca-
nal, dock, 160 x 80 yd. Eight fruit trees, lanai, carpet,
appliances, garage w/auto door. 423 Magnolia, Anna
Maria.
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.
BY OWNER almost new 3BR/2BA, elevated home with
large enclosed garage, near point on Anna Maria.
$229,000. Call for appointment 778-9515.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX two story, Bradenton Beach.
2BR upstairs, 1 BR down, seawalled, garage. Fantastic
view, recently updated. $175,000. 778-7980.
LONGBOAT WHITNEY BEACH. 2BR/2BA, all up-
dated. Bayfront view, excellent Gulf beach, boat
docks, pools, tennis. Turnkey newer furnishings.
$159,000. 383-8639.
TWO DUPLEXES Holmes Beach. 208 54th St. 1/1 & 1/
1 reduced to $114,900. 203 76th St. 2/2 & 1/1 reduced
to $164,900. 778-3757.
BEAUTIFUL BAYVIEW home, elevated, 2 years old.
Large screened porch, 2/3 bedrooms, 2 baths, quality
built inside and out. $235,000. 778-2960.
FABULOUS 3BR/2BA, completely remodeled in 1995.
Brand new pool and spa, designer decor, nothing left
untouched in this immaculate home. $189,900. 778-
6471 (h) or 749-1160.
LARGE LOT, deep water canal, 3BR/2BA split plan.
Den, lanai, courtyard, dock, garage, carport. 517 71st
St., Holmes Beach. $219,900. 778-7999.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX two story, Bradenton Beach.
2BR upstairs, one down, seawalled, garage, fantastic
view. Recently updated. $175,000. 778-7980.
DEEP WATER CANAL lot, one block to Bay. 75' x 100'.
Beautiful view. $150,000. Call 778-2338.


HEATED POOL, free boat slip, putting green, shuffle
board, beach access, clubhouse and more come with
this 2BR/2BA villa in turnkey condition. New appli-
ances, A/C, etc. on Longboat Key for only $133,000.
Owner asking for offers due to ill health. Call 383-7242.
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE condo for sale. 2BR/
2BA, great view of Intracoastal waterway. Pool, cov-
ered parking, cable. Close to beach. $84,900. Make
offer. 794-1181.
OWNER FINANCE N.W. Bradenton. 3BR/2BA home,
gigantic family room, comer lot. $107,500. Call Jenni-
fer Jones Re/Max Gulfstream. 778-7777.
HOME + APARTMENT great Holmes Beach location,
100x100 lot, nice foliage, excellent condition in & out.
$195,000. Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
WALK TO BEACH Beautifully furnished condo, 2BR/
2BA, 2 lanais, covered parking, laundry, pool, small
complex. $110,000. Yvonne Higgins Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777 or (800) 318-5752.
A HAPPY HUSBAND is one with a 3 car garage and a
boat house on wide canal! Did I mention that a 4BR/
2.5BA home with fireplace, hot tub and a great kitchen
is included in the package? Let me tell you more ... call
Sandy Greiner Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
LOOKING FOR SAILBOAT DOCKAGE at your back
door? Nicely landscaped 3BR Holmes Beach resi-
dence with 39' dock. $225,000. Sandy Greiner Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777.
STOP CONDO HUNTING! This is the one. Large open
kitchen in beautifully decorated unit only steps to the
Gulf. $119,900. Sandy Greiner Re/Max Gulfstream
778-7777.
HOLMES BEACH Canal, 3BR/2BA, dock, davits,
caged heated pool, large lanai. 529 69th St. $225,000.
778-9378.
LOT FOR SALE Deep water canal. 515 75th St.,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA, split design, lanai, large dock,
double garage, circle driveway. Info call 778-0017.
SANDPIPER MOBILE PARK 322 3rd St., Bradenton
Beach. 1BR, furnished. $2,500 or OBO. 778-2572.
GULFFRONT PROPERTY for sale. 200x110'. Call
778-5814.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA home. 2BR/2BA ground level
on Lake LaVista access to Tampa Bay. Caged solar
pool, quiet cul-de-sac, walk to beaches. 113 Pelican Dr.
$229,000. (941) 778-9107 or 778-6774.
HOLMES BEACH By owner. One year old elevated,
3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq. ft., additional 650 sq. ft. finished
room. 2 car garage, much more. $169,500.778-2806.

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1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


LISTEN CLOZE-LY 1 1 ||

BY CATHY MILLHAUSER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
I Use ajuicer
5 Kind of polish
9 With a bow, to
Stern
13 Ill-suited
18 Laura's lover in
"La Gioconda"
19 Turkey
neighbor
20 Tom Arnold's
in-laws, once
22 City on the
Arkansas
23 Francis Bacon
question to
Shakespeare?
26 Doctor
27 Long-winded
speeches
28 Utensils for
overgrilled
steaks?
30 Hagarthe
Horrible's wife
31 Captain once
played by Omar
Sharif
32 H.S.T. was one
33 Thalia and
sisters
36 Items to be cut
40 Space for a
ship
43 Bette Davis's
era?
47 South
American
ostriches
49 Provoke
50 Casts
51 "Up, up and
away" company


52 Knack
54 Bluefin et al.
56 Elm City
collegians
57 One of TV's
Mavericks
58 What "-vore"
means
59 Regarding
60 Train, as some
sheep?
63 Kind of couch
64 E.R. cases
65 They loop the
Loop
66 Cinque
follower
67 How some
vaccines are
given
71 Orchard
worm's
average
diet?
79 Decided
collectively
80 Sal of
"Exodus"
81 Violinist
Leopold
82 Blacktop
83 "Dallas"
mom
84 "Pomp and
Circumstance"
composer
85 Year in
Leo IX's
reign '
86 1965 Tony
winner for
"Marat/Sade"
87 Model T
contemporary
88 English actor
Davenport


90 Niagara
barrel-rider's
reaction?
92 Puppet
94 Emits
powerful
beams
96 Models
97 Dropped in the
drink
99 1939 film site
101 King Arthur's
father
105 Farmers'
specialty
group?
110 Maligned
112 Beauty
parlor
procedure
113 Black-and-blue
Scot of yore?
116 Extra
117 Simon
Legree's
creator
118 Carry on
119 Abound
120 Disheveled
121 Hankerings
122 Poet translated
by FitzGerald
123 "-- perpetual"
(Idaho's
motto)

DOWN
I "Curious
George"
co-authors
2 Cain raised
him
3 Blue shade
4 Truffle
relative
5 County of
eastern
Ireland


6 Tax-deferred
svgs.
7 Manner
8 Wechsler test
figures
9 Pianist Chasins
10 Muzzle loading
aid
11 Tot spot
12 Caen's river
13 Voice
14 I.V. league?
15 Like some dogs'
coats?
16 The Beatles'
--Her
Standing There"
17 Makes lace
21 Like Chianti
24 Fleming and
Guggenheim,
e.g.
25 Bigger than
big
29 --daisy
31 Wipe out
34 Nolan Ryan
team
35 Emulated a
raven
37 Oneofa
mythical
ennead
38 Pow hatan, e g.
39 The Galloping
Gourmet
41 Afghani's
neighbor
42 Linguine topper
43 1969 Oates
novel
44 Work off some
poi, perhaps
4. Swedish poet
Karlfeldt


46 Differently
48 Inactive
52 Have empathy
with
53 Noosecaster's
need
55 50's Burmese
P.M.
57 Wine or hair
quality
61 Destined for
success
62 "If I -- Rich
Man"
63 Mystic
66 Aussie lassie
67 Manfest


68 Lumberjacks'
contest
69 In Ihe rear of
some johns?
70 Wahme's
accessory
71 Naps
72 Perspective
73 Sheraton
competitor
74 Meshy
material
75 Libran's stone,
mai be
76 labha player's
music
77 By ian. chance


78 Come across as
80 Start of
something big?
86 Perfect
89 Actress Chase
90 Walk
destination
91 Dormancy
93 Backslides
95 Scattered
98 Sans resources
100 ---ski
102 Champagne
"high"
103 Some native
Ness Yorkers


104 Bowling alley
button
105 Roosevelt Island
transport
106 Tanning target
107 AA R.P.
members
108 Perfumery)
name
109 Shawm
descendant
110 Nintendo rival
111 Take it out fora
spin
114 Afternoon
hour
115 Prosciulto


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SIX BEDROOM WATERFRONT $698,000.
Boater's dream home on Bimini Bay. Many up-
grades, indoor pool, boat dock and lift for large
boat. Located on Key Royale on quiet cul-de-
sac. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-2261
eves 778-6791 or 778-4891.


PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO $135,500
2BR/2BA with double garage, eat-in kitchen.
Private screened room with nice view of water.
Pools, tennis and security guard. Call Janis Van
Steenburgh 778-2261, eves 778-4796.


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PANORAMIC WATER VIEW $143,000
Watch sailboats go by. Fabulous sun/moon
rise, heated pool, tennis court, large beauti-
fully landscaped green belt. Call Bobye
Chasey 778-2261 eves 778-1532.













OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL This 2BR/
2.5BA has security entry, elevator, pool, ga-
rage parking, jacuzzi, boat dock & private
beach on Gulf. $144,900. Call Bill Bowman
778-2261 or 778-4619.


KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOME Private UNIQUE HOME & STUDIO $159,000 Lo-
cul-de-sac near Holmes Beach sandy walking cated on double lot in Old Longboat Village.
beach. Low maintenance fee. Wrap around 3BR/3BA Spanish tiled roof home on shaded lot.
upper balcony. Tropical foliage & lawn. Barn renovated into artist's studio with large sky-
$159,900 Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. light. Call Dick Maher 778-2261 or 778-6791.


2 UNITS AT WHITNEY BEACH 1 BR, turnkey
fumished with a great view of Bayou, just steps to
the beach. $99,000. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-
2261. 2BR/1 BA desirable first floor unit, upgraded
and turnkey furnished. Beach, pool, tennis and
boating. Call Hal Gillihan 778-2261 or 778-2194.


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


DICK

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Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


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2BR/2BA ground floor, end unit ........................$124,000

2BR/2BA turnkey furnished w/ covered carport $129,000

2BR/2BA turnkey furnished upstairs unit ..........$129,900

3BR/3BA townhouse on the water, spacious ....$220,000

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