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JANUARY f,. 1996


FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Chamber exec resigns, saying she 'was forced'

Chamber exec resigns, saying she 'was forced'


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
"I really don't want this to turn into an issue that
divides the community," Darcy Lee Marquis told The
Islander Bystander Jan. 19.
That was exactly one week after Marquis says she
"was forced" to tender an immediate resignation from
her two-and-a-half-year position as executive director
of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
"And I don't want to stoop to their level with too
much back-stabbing," Marquis said of the Chamber's
executive officers.
"But I am so crushed over all this. I worked so
hard. I really put my heart and soul into this job and this
Chamber. And I remain very troubled by people who
deny the truth," Marquis said quietly.
"The truth," according to newly installed President


Marquis


Hinds


Robert Hinds at the Chamber's Jan. 17 board of direc-
tors meeting, is that Marquis resigned.
"Everyone is wondering why. The only reason we
can get is financial," he said.
And, said Hinds, a telephone poll of eight of the 15


directors netted the quorum needed to accept the res-
ignation.
"We voted on it. All it is is a resignation," Hinds
advised the board as the first item of new business on
the agenda of his first meeting as president.
Hinds also reported that Mary Ann Brockman, the
retired president of Coconuts Resort in Holmes Beach
and a several-year Chamber board member, had been
appointed as the interim executive director for 90 days
"while we decide" about the position long-term.
Board member Carol Williams spoke right up.
"I think we ought to discuss this a little further,"
she said. "I wasn't contacted. I know Darcy didn't re-
sign voluntarily. I want to know what the problem is."
"I don't know what else we can discuss," Hinds
PLEASE SEE CHAMBER, PAGE 2


Mayor: 3;

council: 4; no


race for

charter in ...

Holmes Beach
Three candidates have qualified for mayor and four
have filed for council for the March 12 Holmes Beach
election.
With the five seats on the city's charter review ..
commission filled by five candidates, no election will
be held for that post and the five qualifying candidates
will automatically become elected.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger will face challenges
from former Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer -
Mike Heistand and Holmes Beach Civic Association "
President Bob VanWagoner.
For council, incumbent Councilwomen Pat Geyer !
and Carol Whitmore are challenged by Sue Normand .
and Ron Robinson.
The two candidates who receive the highest num- ...
ber of votes will take office.
The five charter review commissioners are Jim
Bell, Joy Courtney, Bob Jorgensen, Betty Hill and Bill Down by the bay, Echo Heron bangs the keyboard, to the delight of readers nationwide. For more about this
Saunders. author, see page 12. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.



Anna Maria forum set for Wednesday, Jan. 31


Candidates for mayor and city commission for the
city of Anna Maria will answer questions from their
constituents on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at a candidates
forum sponsored by The Islander Bystander.
The political forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Doors open at 6
p.m. for an opportunity for concerned citizens to sub-
mit written questions and meet candidates.


Running for mayor in the Feb. 13 election are in-
cumbent Mayor Dorothy McChesney and challenger
Vice Mayor Chuck Shumard. Shumard is at the end of
his first two-year term as a commissioner. McChesney
was elected last February to fill the unexpired term of
the late Mayor Ray Simches.
Running for commissioner are incumbents Doug
Wolfe and Max Znika; Tom Turner, chairman of the


city's Planning and Zoning Board; and political new-
comers Elaine Burkly and Robert McElheny.
Candidates will offer introductions to the audience
followed by questions submitted by audience members
in writing on forms provided at the forum. The forum
will be moderated by Islander Bystander Publisher
Bonner Presswood.
For more information regarding the forum, call The
Islander Bystander at 778-7978.


... and Red Tide 'summit' Thursday


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Longboat Key Mayor Jim Patterson has organized
a Red Tide Seminar to be held on Feb. 1 from 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Holidome, 4949 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Patterson introduced the idea to his town commis-
sion last fall and was joined by the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce. Patterson invited Anna Maria
Island officials, as well as participants from Tarpon
Springs to Venice to join his "war on red tide."
"Many of us are fed up with the red tide as it
wreaks havoc with our tourism, creates an intolerable
air to breathe, seriously damages our social structure


and leaves our beautiful beaches clogged with dead
fish," said Patterson. "The financial cost in real dollars
is from lost vacationers, required clean-up and long-
term immeasurable loss of our advertised quality of
life. The total dollar loss is growing and is in danger of
becoming permanent."
Marine laboratories study and monitor red tide, but no
one has developed a way to keep it off the beaches, he said.
As a result, he organized the seminar and invited federal,
state and local government officials, commercial represen-
tatives, individuals and scientists to work on a solution.
To participate in the seminar, write Curt Engert at
Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat
Key, FL 34228 or call him at (941) 383-3721.


SKIMMING THE NEWS...
O pinions .................................... ........ 6
Those Were the Days .............................. 7
Island Poet ................. .... ......................... 11
Streetlife ......................... .... .............. ... 20
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 22
School Daze ........................................ .......... 24
Crossword puzzle ................................. 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND







IE PAGE 2 0 JANUARY 25, 1996 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


The flip side at Roser Church
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church put on its first of two annual in-season
pancake breakfasts Jan. 20for a willing-to-wait-in-
line crowd of 400. "Worth the wait," swore diners,
from left, Betty Jackson and Loi Hathaway of
Toronto and their Anna Maria hostess Felice Baylis.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Special meeting netted resignation, says Marquis


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Darcy Lee Marquis, former executive director of
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, main-
tained in a Jan. 19 interview that she was "forced to
resign without a choice."
According to Marquis, she received a call from
Chamber President Bob Hinds at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan.
12, at the Chamber office.
She said she was asked to attend a 1 p.m. meeting
at Island Plantation, the Holmes Beach resort owned by
Don Howard, immediate past president of the Cham-
ber and current first vice president.
In attendance at that meeting, said Marquis, were
Hinds, Howard, Second Vice President T. Dolly Young
and Secretary Jo Anne Spallino.
"Bob asked for my resignation," said Marquis. "He
said they were restructuring the Chamber, that the first,
of the year would be a good time to do it."


"When I asked him to explain," said Marquis, "he
just repeated the same thing they were restructuring
and this was a good time."
Marquis said she was asked for her "immediate
resignation," was asked to hand in her keys to the
Chamber office "immediately," and that arrangements
would be made the following day to accompany her to
the office so she could retrieve her personal belongings.
Marquis said she was further told that Chamber
board member Mary Ann Brockman would be taking
over her job on Jan. 15.
"And I was told," said Marquis, "that a quorum
was polled. I don't know a quorum of what. And I was
told to have my letter of resignation ready at 8:30
Monday morning at Island Plantation."
Marquis said she arrived Monday with her letter
and met with Hinds and Young. Marquis said Young
told her that "severance pay" would be discussed.
Young stated at the Jan. 17 Chamber board meeting


that she had only mentioned "pay due to date."
Marquis said Jan. 19 that she did not expect to get
severance pay and that she was awaiting her paycheck
for Jan. 1-15.
She said she was "just aghast when I heard what
was said at the board meeting" about how she volun-
tarily resigned.
"Yes," said Marquis, "I was upset about the new com-
pensation package that was forced on me last August. But
they always said they were trying to work with me. I was
willing to wait for the money to get better."
Marquis left a 10-year position with the Longboat
Key Club in September 1993 to join the Chamber. She
said the way she reads her contract of that time, "The
executive director is hired and can be terminated by the
entire board with two weeks' notice."
According to Marquis the new plan instituted last
summer did not change the procedures laid out in the
contract, but only created a new pay package.


CHAMBER, FROM PAGE 1

answered.
He explained that Marquis was not happy about her
projected income for 1996. "If someone is not happy
with the financial benefit of their job, what can we do?"
"She was asked to resign, wasn't she?" Williams
stood firm.
Hinds briefly mentioned "the van project," a refer-
ence to the Chamber's 1995 Dodge Caravan raffle.
Under the terms of her 1993 contract, Marquis
was to receive 50 percent of any fundraiser profits. She
had expected a 50-percent commission from the $4,100
van-raffle profit but was denied that cut by the board
late last summer on the premise that the raffle was a
"treasury bail-out" rather than a "fundraiser."
Marquis' monetary package with the Chamber was
revised effective last Aug. 1. Under the new plan Mar-
quis' salary rose from $650 to $750 per month plus
medical benefits. Her maximum commission on any
project was 25 percent based on a per-event decision
by the board.
Starting with the van project, said Hinds, "and
other things, things were not satisfactory. And the pro-
jected '96 income ..."
"I, for one, don't feel like Darcy was treated
fairly," Williams persisted.
"What did we do to her?" Hinds asked. "She ap-
proached us about the finances."
Board member Jack Elka referred to Marquis' let-
ter of resignation to Hinds, with copies to the other 14
directors, dated Jan. 12.

'Summary request shocking'
That letter begins: "Your summary request of this
afternoon (less than two days following your installa-
tion as president) for my immediate resignation was
shocking. Nevertheless, pursuant to your request, and
in light of the August 1995 restructuring of the execu-
tive director's compensation plan which will cause a
dramatic drop in my potential earnings for 1996, I
herein tender said resignation."
"Her letter said she was shocked," Elka said to
Hinds. "As a board member, I didn't know anything
about it."
He finished, "I was left out and I didn't even know


there was a problem."
Hinds-asked his board to "look at this as a business
decision. We're a non-profit organization" with an
employee who's dissatisfied with her pay.
"I can't guarantee a '96 income. She chose to re-
sign," Hinds said again.
Williams said, "I don't think it was by choice." She
wanted to read Marquis' letter aloud.
When Hinds said no, Williams responded, "She
was forced to resign and apparently you're just going
to gloss over it."
"I don't know what else there is to discuss," said
Hinds.
Board member Doug Wolfe, also an Anna Maria
city commissioner, said he found out about Marquis'
leaving from a former board member.
"Then Darcy told me she was told to resign," said
Wolfe. "And there were hints and innuendos about her
personal life. She feels she was fired. I think she was
given the shaft. What's the procedure?"
"The lady resigned," Hinds maintained.
He said that the telephone quorum accepting the
resignation included himself, outgoing president and
new First Vice President Don Howard, Second Vice
President T. DollyYoung, Chamber Treasurer Tom
Nelson, Secretary Jo Anne Spallino and directors Frank
Davis, Larry Tyler and Sandy Haas.
"Everyone approved," said Hinds. "Let her resign
and let's move on."
Haas said she knew Marquis hadn't been happy
and that she "was looking at other areas."
"It's something we had to do," said Haas, who then
expressed regret at the board's failure to re-examine
Marquis' contract after one year as promised, waiting
instead for almost two years.
Young expressed concern about the amount of time
the board had spent on "the commission issue" in the
last months of 1995.
Director Tom Chipain said he was confused in
light of Marquis' statement that she was shocked.

'Best to move on'
Hinds said, "We had no alternative with what she
was upset about ... She was totally not happy and she
was bad-mouthing us. There was just nowhere else to
go with it."


Howard spoke for the first time. "I worked very
hard with her last year. We were very fair with her. I
think it's best for her and the Chamber to move on."
"We're a non-profit organization," said Hinds.
"We're doing the best we can for all the businesses
here. It's a high-profile job. We need someone who's
happy. Let's move on."
Discussion then centered on the telephone-quorum
procedure and Hinds apologized to Elka. Howard ex-
plained that the polling-to-eight is not unusual and is
a time-saver for a board that meets only monthly.
"No one was shunned," Howard said. The quorum
was reached and "past that point there was no need to
go on."
"This was a pretty important decision," maintained
Elka.
"Keep in mind," said Hinds, "it was a resignation."
"It really wasn't," remarked Williams. "I agree
with Doug she got the shaft. It's not right and I'm
really ashamed to be associated with people who would
do this to another human being."
"I beg to differ regarding a shaft," Hinds said. "We
bent over backwards."
As for the way the phone poll was taken, Howard
warned the board that the alternative is a lot of special
meetings.
If that's what the board wants, he suggested, "make
sure you can be here. My time is as valuable as any
other business person's."
Wolfe requested that future polling include contact
with all 15 board members "so I may say yes or no."
All agreed.
Nelson then made a four-part motion that was
passed unanimously.
The board appointed Brockman as interim director
for 90 days with a review every 30 days. She is to be
paid $10 per hour for a 40-hour work week plus $102
monthly to cover her supplemental health insurance.
Brockman maintains her position as a board
member, without a vote, and the board is to appoint
a selection committee to advertise for and find a new
executive director. No committee was formed at the
meeting.
According to Nelson, Marquis made about $24,000
in 1995 and Brockman's package will be $20,800 plus
insurance.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 25, 1996 0 PAGE 3 [D


Citizens to have input on new city hall


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Rather than a proposed citizens' oversight commit-
tee, the Holmes Beach City Council last week agreed
to hold periodic public meetings for residents' com-
ments on the design of the new city hall complex.
The new 12,000-square-foot city hall will house all
three city departments and include a large council
chamber. The police portion of the building will be two
stories, with the public area on the second floor. The
remainder of the building will be one-story.
The cost is estimated at $1.2 million, and funding
will come from the city's portion of the one-cent school
tax, which must be used for infrastructure.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore, who opposed the
project, proposed the citizens' committee.


Continuous live music, a juried art show, arts and
crafts exhibits, colorful kite shows, fabulous food,
clowns, pirates, fun and more will be on tap for the
fourth annual Bradenton Beach Festival on Historic
Bridge Street from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
3, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4.
The always-well-attended street dance from 8 to 11

Mayor proposes

annual city festival
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger last week
proposed the city sponsor an annual festival to be held in
the field behind city hall. He suggested the festival be held
in April because it's the month the city was founded.
He recommended donating the proceeds, minus
expenses, to the community center foundation.
Council plans to discuss details at its February work
session and hopes to hold the first festival this April.


"If we want citizen input, we have to have meet-
ings in the sunshine," Council Chairman Luke
Courtney noted. "I think we should have a council
member present, to report to council. I don't want to
see the architect wasting his time and our money to
meet with a citizens' group."
What's the committee going to accomplish before
the architect returns to council with the plans? asked
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
"Some people are against it, and they have ques-
tions regarding the plans," replied Whitmore. "This is
a controversial issue and if you want it to fly, you'd
better have citizen input. This committee should be
involved when the plans get specific, downsizing them
or whatever."
"The council gave the architect a contract to do a


p.m. Saturday will feature Chuck Douglas and His In-
visible Band. Island musicians Connie & Dave have
been scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Also booked throughout the weekend are Connie
Dillon and the Company Band, the Palmetto and Mana-
tee High School Jazz Bands, the Anna Maria String
Band, Binderfoe, the Bob Lopiccolo Trio, Lee's White
Leopard Kung Fu School, David Bixby, the Anna
Maria School Chorus, the Ramblin' Rosers, the Dream
Catcher Cloggers, the Carousel Country Line Dancers,
street singer Leesa Wittus and Norm Copp for the
opening ceremonies.
Displays by the Island's non-profit organizations are
also planned. New this year will be traveling exhibits by
Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Aquarium.
From the beach to the bay, Historic Bridge Street
- with its newly refurbished 1922 pier will be alive
with entertainment and activities for all ages.
For more information or to request exhibitor appli-
cations, call 778-3113.


project, now are you backing out on the project?"
Bohnenberger asked.
Courtney said the committee would assist the ar-
chitect in knowing what the community wants. For
example, the community center might have special
needs that could be accommodated.
"I feel it's kind of late for that," Councilman Don
Maloney said. "Did no one know what we were talk-
ing about for the past month?"
Resident Chris Berra pointed out that every time
the plans change, it will cost the city additional money.
"The concept of the committee is a good idea, but
commercial drawings are rather technical and I don't
know where you would find regular citizens who could
read the plans," noted resident Lee Edwards.
"You're going to hamstring the architect if you
keep changing his plans," added resident Don
Schroder. "He needs to move ahead. And you're going
to drive up the cost tremendously by doing something
like that. Let him come up with the basic plans, then
have a public meeting and go from there."
Resident David Romberger noted that people do
not have to know how to read plans to come up with a
good idea.
Council agreed to hold a public meeting on Feb. 13
at 7:30 p.m. to hear suggestions from citizens.



Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
None scheduled

Holmes Beach
2/1, 9 a.m., Planning commission

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Holiday Inn-Holidome,
4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.


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IJm PAGE 4 M JANUARY 25, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


High price anticipated for stormwater fix


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials have received some chill-
ing news: the bill is coming for stormwater management.
A federal mandate to improve the quality and reduce
the quantity of rainwater runoff into the bays and Gulf of
Mexico could mean millions of dollars for the county.
Manatee County Commissioners will begin to
wrestle with the pricing schedule next month. Deadline
for submittal of a plan including a price tag is due
this June.
And, although the cost to Islanders is as-yet unde-
termined, it could be hefty.
Manatee County Stormwater Engineer Sia
Mollanazar told Bradenton Beach Council members
the county currently spends $1.6 million annually on
stormwater management. Much of that sum is in sala-
ries and equipment to clean the 780 miles of canals and
ditches in the county, he said, but with only 19 people
some canals are cleaned only once every 20 years.
A preliminary figure of $2.5 million is being dis-
cussed to bring the county and Island up to meet the
improvements required by the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency.
Mollanazar said county commissioners will debate
how that additional $900,000 will be funded. An in-
crease in the tax on gasoline purchased in the county
is being discussed, as is a stormwater management fee
on every residential and commercial parcel of land in
the county.
Through an interlocal agreement with the county,
the three cities on the Island have joined the stormwater
management program.
Bradenton Beach Councilman Dick Suhre said the
city has currently paid about $5,000 toward develop-
ment of a plan to meet the federal mandate. Implement-
ing that plan is where the costs will climb, he said.
Suhre said so far Bradenton Beach has gotten a
good deal out of the agreement. Five water quality
monitoring stations in the city, with a total cost of
$625,000, have been installed to date.

What's wrong with
stormwater runoff?
The Sarasota Bay area annually receives an average
of almost 58 inches of rainfall from about 100 storms.
More than 60 percent of the annual rainfall occurs during
the wet season, from June through September. Stormwater
- the runoff that results from rainfall must be prop-
erly managed year-round to ensure that it remains a re-
source and does not become a source of pollution.
Stormwater runoff contains the highest amount of
pollutants early in a storm. It is estimated that this "first
flush" carries 90 percent of the total pollutant load in
the first one-inch of runoff.
Stormwater runoff contributes both nutrients and
toxins to the bays and Gulf as rainfall washes pollut-
ants such as fertilizer, pesticides, sediment and petro-
leum products from yards, roads and parking lots.
Stormwater runoff is the major source of heavy met-
als and pesticides in Sarasota Bay; these pollutants can be
deadly to marine life or may interfere with reproduction
or larval development in fish and shellfish. Heavy metals
and pesticides often bind with sediments, so loose soil and
fine sediments carry many pollutants to the bays.
Stormwater also contributes 47 percent of the bays'
nitrogen loads; an overabundance of nitrogen harms the
bays by increasing algal growth, which reduces light

Planning commission

changes meeting

date, time
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission has
changed its meeting date and time to Thursdays at
9 a.m. It previously met at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Members have completed the state-mandated
review of the city's comprehensive plan and are
preparing to revise the plan's goals, objectives and
amendments.
Revision will begin Feb. 1 with the Transpor-
tation Element of the plan. Further meetings are
set for Feb. 8, 15, 22 and 29 for the Future Land
Use, Housing, Infrastructure, Coastal Manage-
ment and Conservation, Recreation and Open
Space, Intergovernmental Coordination and Capi-
tal Improvements Elements.


penetration to seagrasses and, through biological and
chemical processes, depletes oxygen from the water.
Heavy metals include elements such as lead, cop-
per and cadmium. Lead and cadmium come from ve-
hicle emissions and deterioration of brakes and tires
that collect on pavement and, when it rains, run into
Sarasota Bay through the tributaries.
Copper, often found in higher amounts near mari-
nas, is thought to be associated with anti-fouling bot-
tom paints used on boats. Copper-containing herbicides
may be another source of the copper found in the bays.
Unlike other heavy metals, zinc gets into the Bay
mainly through rainfall, although some zinc comes
from undetermined atmospheric sources.

How do you deal with
stormwater runoff?
Stormwater treatment technologies such as reten-
tion and detention ponds can be up to 93 percent effec-
tive in removing heavy metals and sediments when
used in sequence.
While treatment structures, plantings and erosion-
control devices effectively reduce loads of sediment
and associated contaminants, debate continues on how
much or if nitrogen is effectively removed by
such means. Rather than using traditional treatment
structures, the most promising course in reducing
stormwater nitrogen loads seems to be prevention.
In the Sarasota Bay area, 30 percent of nitrogen
loads come from stormwater runoff from residential
land uses, which constitute the majority of the region's
land use. Rainfall is rich in nitrogen, compared to mu-
nicipal water supplies, so runoff from developed acre-
age can contribute significant nitrogen amounts to the
Bay. The intensive use of fertilizers on lawns is also
partially responsible.
The high contribution of nitrogen flowing into
Sarasota Bay from developed neighborhoods runs con-
trary to popular opinion, which assumes agriculture and
golf courses are the major nitrogen polluters. The
Sarasota Bay region actually includes limited land de-
voted to agriculture, and studies have found that golf-
course nitrogen loadings were not significant.
Residential property owners in the watershed, in-
stead of farmers and golf-course managers, will be the
key to reducing stormwater nitrogen loadings. Improv-


Stormwater runoff from
streets and yards enters
the bays and Gulf
through storm drains.
The runoff carries with it
chemicals from cars,
fertilizers and pesticides
from yards and other
contaminants that can
harm marine life. Is-
lander Photo: Paul Roat


ing landscape design and maintenance to reduce the use
of fertilizer, pesticide and water is expected to reduce
bay pollution.
In fact, research conducted in the Chesapeake Bay
watershed showed that a test plot landscaped with
shrubs and ground cover produced no runoff at all,
while plots with maintained turf grass did produce run-
off containing nitrogen. If the same research findings
hold true for Southwest Florida, nitrogen loadings to
Sarasota Bay could potentially be reduced.

Personal approach to reduce
stormwater runoff
In October 1993, the Sarasota Bay National Estu-
ary Program and the Cooperative Extension Service
launched the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program
to provide information and advice on landscape design
and maintenance to homeowners in Manatee and
Sarasota counties.
This program involves the landscape industry, devel-
opers, homebuilders and retailers and provides a way for
each individual to be part of bay restoration by reducing
nitrogen and contaminant loads to Sarasota Bay.
The Florida Yards & Neighborhood Program also
satisfies federal requirements for local governments to
provide opportunities for public involvement in pre-
venting stormwater pollution.
The Island is in the forefront of this natural approach
to curb stormwater runoff into the bays. Demonstration
sites in Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria provide resi-
dents with an example of natural plants that do not require
excessive watering or fertilizer to flourish.

Costs?
In 1989, Sarasota County created a Stormwater En-
vironmental Utility. Preliminary cost assessments for
stormwater runoff treatment and flood control have
been determined for three basins there at a total cost of
$47.8 million.
In 1992, Manatee County began implementation of
a stormwater environmental utility with consolidation
of utilities within the county. Master plans are being
prepared to address stormwater runoff and flood con-
trol concerns.
It is anticipated that Bowlees Creek and Cedar Ham-
mock Creek improvements will cost $11.8 million.








Anna Maria beach forum Feb.


The city of Anna Maria will sponsor a coastal-edu-
cation forum featuring three representatives of the
Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association
(FSBPA) and Manatee County Environmental Projects
Coordinator Jack Gorzeman at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 1, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Anna Maria's 1,524 voters will have their say for
or against trying to join the federal, state and county
beach protection project that renourished and maintains
the Island's two southern cities in a referendum on the


Feb. 13 election ballot.
There are about 45 years remaining in that program
that has not cost Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
any city funds.
Former FSBPA head Dr. Bob Dean, regional FSBPA
representative Kate Gooderham and former Bradenton
Beach mayor and current FSBPA board member Katie
Pierola will join Gorzeman at the forum. A question-and-
answer period will follow their remarks.
For more information, call city hall at 778-0781.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Council agreed last week to pro-
ceed with an ordinance change to enable Carla and
Alexander Quizon of 302 58th Street to build a six-foot
fence in their yard.
The Quizon's property presented a unique situation
because it has three front yards. The city's ordinance de-
fines a front yard as one where there is a street, regardless

Gulf Coast Writers to
meet
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at the Island
Branch Library on Monday, Feb. 5, at 10:15 a.m.
for a workshop session.
Participants are asked to bring their original
prose and poetry to read. Visitors are welcome.
Thelibrary is at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
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by Holmes Boulevard, 58th and 60th Streets.
Four-foot fences are allowed in front yards, but six-
foot fences are only permitted in back yards with the
adjoining property owners' permission.
The couple learned about the Catch 22 after erect-
ing a six-foot fence last fall and receiving a citation
from the city's code enforcement officer to remove the
fence. They appealed to council which directed Coun-
cilman Don Maloney to research the matter.
Maloney recommended the following amendments
to the ordinance:
Prohibit any fences in front yards.
On properties that border on more than one street,
the front yard is the one listed as the address on the
county tax roll.
Obtain permission of bordering property owners.
Get a building permit.
Maloney said he found six similar cases in the city.
Other council members disagreed with Maloney on
prohibiting fences in front yards.



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Eye on the storm
It wasn't perfect Chamber of Commerce weather
last week.
There was a storm.
The rumbling you may have heard was not thunder.
It was the clash of the new regime of executive officers at
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
Newly installed President Bob Hinds called a sudden
meeting late last Friday with Darcy Lee Marquis, the
Chamber's executive director (read that: paid employee).
Joining Hinds on what turned out to be a "firing
line" were immediate past president and current First
Vice President Don Howard, Second Vice President
Dolly Young and Secretary Jo Anne Spallino.
According to Marquis, she was told that the new
year was a good time for restructuring. Read that: turn
in your keys, now. And have a resignation letter in our
hands first thing Monday morning.
Sometime during this course of events it's not
clear whether it was before or after which meeting -
eight out of 15 Chamber directors were polled, making
a quorum.
We understand that the question was, "Will you
accept Darcy Lee's resignation from the Chamber?"
Not, "Do you approve demanding Darcy Lee's res-
ignation?"
Now add more fury to the storm. Hinds denied
knowledge of Marquis's resignation. He denied it the
day following the board poll, according to former board
member Luke Courtney.
And, despite requests for clarification by directors
at the Jan. 17 board meeting, Hinds maintained that
"everyone is wondering why" Darcy Lee resigned.
We're wondering why Hinds stepped into office and
worked behind the scenes to dismiss Marquis. We're
troubled by the lack of cause, the lack of notice and the
lack of communication with the whole Chamber board.
Marquis's lengthy letter of involuntary resignation
contains an impressive history of her accomplishments
for our Chamber of Commerce since September 1993,
including -just for starters an increase in members
from 140 to more than 300.
Chamber board member Doug Wolfe says Marquis
"was given the shaft."
That shaft also strikes seven of the 15 board mem-
bers not polled, all of the Chamber's business members
and all of its volunteers who witnessed firsthand Mar-
quis' seven-day-a-week dedication to her job.
All of them and, above all, Darcy Lee Marquis
deserve better.
There is a name for this kind of storm, but we can't
print it.


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'Facts' on parking at
Gulf Boulevard
In June 1995, the two disabled-parking signs on
Gulf Boulevard were removed after being there for a
couple of years. Questions were asked about their re-
moval and the answer was the area was not proper for
disabled persons. And the ownership of the property
was in question. It appeared to be owned by the four
property owners adjoining as is the property to the
north and south.
These owners requested that the city commission
get them a clarification on ownership ... because if they
owned it they were legally liable and subject to a law-
suit, similar to the suit pending on the two lots at the
corner of Magnolia and Gulf Drive, although the pub-
lic has parked there for more years than on Gulf Bou-
levard.
City Attorney Jim Dye, at the request of the mayor,
obtained a copy of a restricted deed to the city dated
1933 which stated, "This property is given to the city
of Anna Maria for the benefit of the Anna Maria Beach
Subdivision lot owners."
This partially satisfied the owners' liability, but
further research is needed as these four properties have
been in private ownership many years prior to 1933.
During the commission meetings and workshops in
July, August and September, the parking problems and
the best use for the 200 feet of Gulf Boulevard were
discussed. Several plans and suggestions were received
and reviewed at these meetings.
At the October meeting it was unanimously agreed
and voted to remove the seven parking spaces on Gulf
Boulevard. In their place, 18 new spaces were created
on Palm Avenue, including two new disabled spaces
adjoining the beach with smooth unrestricted access
and open view of the ocean.
People would be allowed to unload their beach
accessories or to stay in their cars to watch the sunset
on Gulf Boulevard. A cypress rail fence was to be
erected to protect the street paving, the dunes and the
legal liability of the city for someone being hurt on the
rocks or dunes and suing. The area was to be filled and
planted with native vegetation. A park area was to be
created to be enjoyed by everyone.


By Egan


Conclusion: The commission unanimously agreed
in open meeting, with little opposition.
The project is 90 percent complete at this time. To
change at this late date is both expensive for the city
and creates an unwanted liability for the city taxpayers.
Harry J. Boothe, Gulf Boulevard, Anna Maria

Good luck to the new BBBOA
I wish the new Bradenton Beach Business Owners
Association the very best.
The officers and board of directors certainly in-
clude many of our city's leaders. They include both
Bradenton Beach residents and absentee owners and
this can provide strength to our city.
Any organization that includes "improvement of
Bradenton Beach" in its purposes has my support.
The very best of luck. I look forward to the
association's future activities.
John Sandberg, Bradenton Beach

Island police history wanted
by hobbyist
I am a retired Montreal, Canada, police officer and
my hobby is collecting and putting together histories of
police departments.
At present I am working on the history of the three
police forces of Anna Maria Island.
In order to make this an interesting and informative
history, I would like to get in touch with retired offic-
ers from any of these departments to try and obtain
photos, short amusing stories and artifacts.
If any of your readers would like to help or have
items of interest, I would be pleased to hear from them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can be
reached at 794-1200 (messages only) or write to me at:
P.O. Box 919, Cortez, FL 34215.
Thank you.
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The Fig Newton was truly a fortune
cookie. It made Ohio baker Charles M.
Roser a million bucks which turned out
to be a lucky break for Will Bean, would-
be developer of Anna Maria Island.
The Rosers father John and six
sons were hardworking cheese sales-
men in Wellington, Ohio, in the 1880s
and '90s. They all did well; especially
Charles, who went in with his father and
bought a candy and cookie factory in
Kenton, Ohio.
Somehow or other, Charles hit on the
formula for a chewy bar with fig filling
that became enormously popular. The Fig
Newton (no one knows why Roser picked
that name) gained a spot in the Cookie
Pantheon and attracted the attention of the
National Biscuit Company.
Nabisco bought the formula and the
factory, making father and son million-
aires. John Roser began wintering in St.
Petersburg in 1903. C.M. settled there in
1910 when he was in his 50s and began
looking for ways to invest his money. It
struck him that the barrier islands had
potential for development.
Long Key (now St. Pete Beach) al-
ready was attracting well-to-do North-
erners such as department store magnate
John Winemaket, who sailed down in
his ivory-and-gold-trimmed yacht to
fish for tarpon off Egmont Key.
Enter Will Bean, 36-year-old son of
Anna Maria Island's first homesteader
and a man on his way up. He invited the
Rosers on a jaunt to Anna Maria Island
to show them how the sun-drenched
strand was being turned into "the pre-
mier resort in Florida." He was having a
few money troubles, Bean confessed,
but nothing that an infusion of capital
couldn't cure.
Charles Roser agreed to bankroll
Bean provided he could stay in the
background but hold the purse strings
firmly in hand. That was fine with Bean.
He would be the front man and pro-
moter.
It was in March 1911 that Bean
transferred the assets of his Anna Maria
Land Company to the new Anna Maria


Beach Company for $50,000. The
property included beside the Bean
homestead, two adjacent tracts, giving
the company sway over nearly a third
of the island. Bean was president and
general manager of the corporation;
Roser, secretary-treasurer; and Roy S.
Hanna, vice president.
Hanna, 48, was a lawyer, journalist
and former director of the Port of St. Pe-
tersburg who figured prominently in the
early development of Pass-a-Grille on
Long Key (now St. Pete Beach). He was
a visionary and innovator; thanks to him
the first hotel on the islands of Tampa
Bay was located at Pass-a-Grille the
"Floating Palace," a 16-room houseboat
for sportsmen to fish from.
Now that money was no object,
Bean stepped up his pace, targeting
May 1 as the opening date for Anna
Maria Beach. He was in a race with
two Bradentown entrepreneurs, E.P.
Green and A.F. Wyman, who were de-
veloping a subdivision called Cortez
Beach (now part of Bradenton Beach).
Bean later bragged that he spent
$11,000 a month on his dream develop-
ment in the seven months between Oc-
tober 1910 and May 1911. As the day
of the big opening approached, at times
he had 100 men hammering away on
the dock and putting up cottages and
outhouses. Roser, of course, was sign-
ing the pay checks.

Next: Let the
hype begin

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The "Floating Palace" was docked
at Pass-a-Grille (1895), now part of
St. Pete Beach.


THOSE WERE THfE AYS
Part 4, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder










Millionaire Charles
M. Roser, who made a
fortune from the Fig
Newton, bankrolled
Anna Maria developer
Will Bean.












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Merger of departments


discussed in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Merger of several departments under one director
will be pursued, Bradenton Beach City Council mem-
bers have unanimously decided.
Under the proposal outlined by Building Official
Whitey Moran, the building department would merge
with public works. Areas involved in the consolidation
would include planning, zoning, building, code en-
forcement, streets and roads, maintenance, sanitation
and parks and recreation.
Moran estimated the merger would result in a sav-
ings of $4,036 in the next fiscal year.
The reshuffling of department duties would neces-
sitate the hiring of a permitting clerk-secretary and a
code enforcement inspector. Also in the plan would be
the reduction in salary and benefits for Public Works
Director Buddy Watts and his demotion to foreman
and the elimination of a streets-and-roads posiuon.
Salary of the Building Official/Public Works Di-
rector would be $42,000.
"It would just be a more efficient way to do
things," Moran said of the merger, although he added
that the current system "is not broken."
The merger concept was originally proposed by
Mayor Leroy Arnold earlier this month. Arnold stated
last week he was withdrawing his support of the merger
idea.
"I saw it as a cost-saver to our taxpayers, but now
I do not believe it is feasible at this time because I can-
not recommend Whitey Moran to head up this re-struc-
tured department," Arnold said. "Whitey and I are too
far apart in salaries and job descriptions, and I would
like to withdraw this idea from council consideration.
"I'm willing to wait on this because I'm scared to
death to see a salary of $42,000 in Bradenton Beach,"
Arnold said.
Council members overruled Arnold's withdrawal
request, and Arnold later joined them in agreeing to
continue to pursue the merger.
Most council members seemed to believe that
Moran would head up the new merged department.
Moran's current salary is $36,485.
Moran reviewed other cities' public works and
building departments.
Holmes Beach has nine employees and a total bud-
get for public works and building of $559,428, Moran
said, a figure that does not include garbage collection
or code enforcement. Longboat Key has 31 employees
and a budget of $1.94 million, also without sanitation
services provided. Bradenton Beach has seven employ-
ees and a budget of $261,894 and provides sanitation
services. Anna Maria's budget was not available.
One of the major areas that would be addressed in
the merger would be having someone to handle all of
the paperwork. Moran said he and Watts spend about
half of their time doing paperwork required by federal,
state and regional authorities.
Although the council unanimously endorsed fur-
ther study of the merger, there were questions on the


A dispute over who is paid how much appears
brewing in Bradenton Beach.
Mayor Leroy Arnold's request to look at merg-
ing the building and public works departments in
the city has evolved into a letter-writing campaign
between the chief of police and the building offi-
cial over salaries.
Building Official Whitey Moran, in his presen-
tation of the merger, suggested the head of the pro-
posed departments receive an annual salary of
$42,000. Although Moran has not been offered the
job, it is widely believed it will be offered him if
the position is created. Moran's current salary is
$36,485.
"To take over the duties of four more depart-
ments for $5,000 more a year is not a whole lot of
money," Moran said.
Maloney raised questions about the pay in-
crease last Thursday when the matter was dis-
cussed before the council, calling for the entire
employee pay system called a "step plan" to
be revisited or revoked.
In a letter to the council Friday, Maloney said,
"If the step-plan is not dropped or, at least, cor-
rected, it is a fiction binding on all employees ex-
cept one Mr. Moran. It would defacto make him
a First Class Department head and the rest of us
Second Class not a prescription for labor peace,
good interdepartmental cooperation or for future


matter.
Councilman Gail Cole said the new director posi-
tion was similar to the post of a city manager.
"We're going to complicate things and make this
department too top-heavy," Cole said. "We're too
small a community to do this. You are creating a fig-
urehead. I can see where we need a clerk and some
additional people, but not a city manager type of struc-
ture."
Cole requested an organizational chart and job
descriptions of all the employees that would be effected
in the merger.
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher favored the merger
idea. "I see this as a very good solution," she said.
Councilman Dick Suhre favored the merger idea,
too. "We now have two high-paid people in office, and
this change would allow us to have only one. This is
bringing together two departments that are somewhat
parallel."
Councilman John Kaufmann said he wanted to see
cost comparisons using current budget figures rather


loyalty to the city."
Maloney also said, "In cities that don't have a
step program, the police chief is usually the high-
est paid due to the extreme liability attached to law
enforcement." Maloney's current salary is $34,653.
"If he new proposal is accepted," Maloney
continued, "[Moran's] pay will be approximately
$7,000 more than mine with less employees under
him, less extreme liability and still less time of
employment by six years."
Moran's response, in part:
"The Chief's memo stating that no one
should make more than a 'chief of police' is
childish and immature and deserves no response
on my part, as for the fact that he is a better man-
ager because he manages nine employees that
perform one city function while I manage one
employee to perform four city functions in itself
confuses me.
"Please keep in mind that I, at no time, sug-
gested this action, am not a proponent or oppo-
nent of this proposal, I am merely carrying out an
assigned task to the best of my ability and do not
feel that the performance of assigned duties of
any city employee, whether they have been em-
ployed by the city for one month or 20 years,
deserves the flak that I have received."
Expect more on this when the issue come back
before the city council in February.


than next year's projected budget.
Although no date was set for the matter to come
back before the council, it is expected to be re-ad-
dressed soon.
The residents who spoke on the matter favored the
merger.
"It sounds like the merger will be about twice as
efficient," Dan Goodchild said.
"The scuttlebutt is going around that people are
going to lose their jobs," Planning and Zoning Board
Chairman Bob Dale said, "and pretty soon things are
going to hit the fan. This is the 1990s, and if you want
someone good, you're going to have to pay for them."
"If there isn't a morale problem in this city it would
surprise me," businesswoman Emily Anne Smith said.
"If you think of this city as a ship, I see the mayor
and council as the captains of the ship that set its course
and direction and leadership. I see the staff as the crew
that drive the ship and keep it off the rocks and shoals.
Blanket negative statements about this crew is not good
leadership," she said.


Bay crossing study set for March 6


Plans have been finalized and a date set for the
study to determine feasibility of a new bridge between
the mainland and somewhere on the barrier islands
between Bradenton Beach and Bird Key in Sarasota.
The bay crossing study, called a charrette, will
be held Wednesday, March 6, at Sudakoff Center on
the New College campus in Sarasota.
But the study is quite a bit different than it had
first been portrayed.
Instead of studying the "financial, environmen-
tal and social impacts" of the proposed bridge, this
study will focus on only the environmental ques-
tions of whether the bridge would receive the bless-
ing of state officials.
Instead of having all of the interested parties -
charrette jargon calls them "stakeholders partici-
pate in the process, only 29 people will be allowed
to offer their thoughts, although another 60 or so


will be invited to the gathering.
Instead of a widespread representation of Islanders
involved in the study, only one official Bradenton
Beach Building Official Whitey Moran will be a
participant in the charrette.
The participant break-out includes six employees
of the Florida Department of Transportation, three from
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
and representatives from the Federal Highway Admin-
istration, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram and others.
Tim Jackson with the Orlando consulting firm of
Glatting Jackson will moderate the charrette. He said
he will take the conclusions reached during the meet-
ings and incorporate them into a report for the Sarasota-
Bradenton Metropolitan Planning Organization.
"A charrette dealing with potential permitting ob-


stacles could determine if a suitable location for an
additional bay crossing is possible," Jackson said. "If
the charrette outcome identifies a possible location
where a bay crossing can be permitted, then the jus-
tification for a detailed location study, or project
development and environmental study, will be a vi-
able option which the MPO may consider funding."
The change from widespread community in-
volvement to a more narrow focus on environ-
mental permitting possibilities did not meet with
at least one Islander's approval.
"This is a technical workshop, not a
charrette," Bob VanWagoner told MPO members
Monday. "You are cutting out public comment
entirely."
The concept of a charrette was first broached
in spring 1994. Cost of the study will be less than
$50,000.


Salaries spark squabble

between department heads


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Holmes Beach hitting
bottom with new
complex idea
I have followed with great interest
your editorial and feature coverage
along with several letters to the editor
concerning the proposed Homes Beach
City Complex.
I must disagree with one writer who
said the city should get another architect
who can design a building for less than
the proposed $1 million plus. The archi-
tect does what he is directed to by the
client, in this case, the City of Holmes
Beach government It is not the architect
who is to blame for this ill-conceived
building program and colossal waste of
our tax dollars.
Let's place the blame where it be-
longs on the mayor and city council.
I know these people and voted for many
of them as well. I am truly shocked and
disappointed that this project has pro-
ceeded this far so quickly with so little
solicitation of community input. I be-
lieve, as Sean Murphy pointed out in his
letter, that we are to blame for not vig-
orously protesting this project.
Many of us, including members of
the city commission, run our own busi-
nesses. Duffy's and Haley's come to
mind. We run an architectural practice
out of rented space over the old IGA
grocery store to keep business costs
down. Our employees, male and female,
share one bathroom. We have cold run-
ning water only, but the rent is right and
it makes economic sense. Once in a
while we get the odd dead rat, but bet-
ter dead than alive, right?
It astounds me when every survey
of the American people results in a plea
for less government spending and better
accountability of the use of our money.
Our officials at city hall think that to do
more than bring this facility into compli-
ance with the ADA is a good idea.
I've been in the complex many
times. It is a far sight better than most of
the business space here on the Island. I
am not suggesting that government live
in sub-standard conditions, I'm just say-
ing they should live like the rest of us.
Have we forgotten about the folly of
Manatee County with the School Ad-
ministration building and the other pa-
thetic real estate developments and pur-
chases they continue to make? They are
also using our tax dollars. I don't know
about the rest of you, but I only have so
much money to spend on government
edifices.
If you agree this is not the highest
and best use of our money, then let's tell
our council members and mayor how
we feel. I don't think it is necessarily the
right thing to vote them out of office
when we don't like something. First we
should tell them. If they don't listen,
then we should vote them out.
Janet Aubry, Holmes Beach

Bridge blast not
'wonderful' at 3 a.m.
A recent letter appeared herein from
a lady resident of the City of Bradenton.
She extolled the new installation of two
railway-type Claxton horns, one aimed
north, the other south, atop the
bridgetender cab of the Cortez Bridge.
She offered how wonderful to have
this change for now she could hear the
bridge was about to open with her car
windows rolled up and the air condi-
tioner running, and she labeled those
who didn't agree as "professional whin-
ers."
Perhaps therein, tragically and


unhidden, lies the dichotomy of attitude
most prevalent between Islanders and
those who, in complete disregard, would
exploit this strip of sand.
Even more recently our ITPO was
addressed by USCG 7th Dist. Bridge
Sect. Chief J. W. Winslow. Responding
to direct inquiry he confirmed the horns
are there to reply to signals from vessel
captains approaching the bascule,
whether radio, horn or siren. He seemed
unaware that the siren which resembled
the noise of a can-opener for some 38
years, had been replaced with a blast
audible beyond Longboat Pass and im-
plied the new overhead light bar and
traffic gates are for vehicular control.
It certainly is gratifying to note
someone from a few miles inland can
feel grateful to be so accommodated
coming to our coastal community, with
no consideration whatsoever for how
she would enjoy the same noise if it
awakened her area at 3 a.m. and re-
minded her of a steel mill a couple of
dozen times each day.
One also wonders how she feels about
those several times since November the
Anna Maria span has become unavailable
for seemingly no reason at the height of
rush hour or is opened off-schedule, creat-
ing a lot of very angry whining.
Professional Whiner
(name withheld by request)

Shell ban flounders
in logic
After all the lengthy meetings and
hullabaloo about creating laws to limit
and/or ban shelling on the Island, it took
The Islander Bystander to inform us that
there are already state regulations gov-
erning the harvesting of both live shells
and sand dollars.
Didn't any of the 18 people wanting
to make new laws bother to do any re-
search on laws presently in effect? The
state regulations seem to be both spe-
cific and reasonable.
And after you make your "new
laws" how are you going to enforce
them? Perhaps your committee intends
to get search warrants to examine every
beach bag and bucket that leaves the
beach? Let's get real. There are a lot
more important issues affecting the fu-
ture of the Island than trying to re-do
something that has already been done.
Even in my amateur research, I dis-
covered that the only natural predator of
the sand dollar seems to be the flounder.
Until flounders are once again in abun-
dance, we will continue to walk on thou-
sands of sand dollars in the sandy Gulf
waters.
Professionals, scientists and biolo-
gists have spoken in opposition to any
further banning laws. Must we continue
to be badgered by a few well-intended
but misinformed citizens?
Betsy N. Smith, Anna Maria City

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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident David Romberger asked
the council last week to consider changing the size
of mooring areas in canals because they are danger-
ous to navigation.
"The present ordinance allows fixed structures as
far out as 20 feet in canals," explained Romberger.
"My canal is only 60 feet wide. That leaves only a 20-
foot strip down the middle of the canal (if owners on
both sides build structures out 20 feet) in which to
navigate. I feel it's a danger to navigation."
If a sailboat is more than 20 feet long, it cannot be
turned around or be backed out of a 20-foot strip in a


canal, he said. He also noted that as properties become
more expensive, docks become more elaborate.
"I feel now's the time to resolve this before it cre-
ates antagonism between property owners," he said.
"He's right," resident Don Schroder agreed. "You
can't get up and down some of these canals. They're
very dangerous. Coast Guard law says you can't ob-
struct more than one third of a channel. Although
we're not under Coast Guard regulations here, they've
already established some guidelines."
Conditions on the city's canals should be surveyed
before council makes any proposals, Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger said. He asked Councilman Don Maloney
to research the issue and offer council suggestions.


SAM needs $67,000 to pay attorney


Got any ideas on raising a quick $67,000? asked
members of Save Anna Maria at the group's meeting
on Saturday.
SAM owes its attorney $67,000 for his represen-
tation at recent hearings with the state's Department
of Transportation and Department of Environmental
Protection on the Anna Maria Bridge replacement
project. To date SAM has paid Attorney David Levin
$30,577.
Plans are underway for SAM booths at two Priva-
teers' Thieves Markets on Feb. 10 and March 7 in the
field behind Holmes Beach City Hall. Donations of
goods for the flea market are welcomed, as well as
people to sort and price sale items, locations to store


sale items, vans or trucks to transport goods to the
market and volunteers to man the booths. Call Presi-
dent Joy Courtney at 778-9205 to donate or volunteer
Cash donations are always in good taste, added
Courtney. Checks may be made out to Save Anna
Maria and earmarked for the legal fund. They can be
mailed to P.O. Box 906, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
SAM member Louise Lockwood is planning an art
auction to help raise funds and is seeking donations of
art items.
Following the group's business meeting, an elec-
tion of officers was held. Officers for 1996 are Joy
Courtney, president; Barbara Lacina, vice president;
Izzy Amaro, treasurer; and Joan Perry, secretary.


A dispute over parking at Bay Drive South
may culminate in several residents receiving an
expansion of their property.
Bradenton Beach City Council members di-
rected staff members to investigate the vacation of
city-owned land adjacent to Anna Maria South along
Bay Drive South. The city property is starting to pro-
vide a headache to city officials due to crumbling sea-
walls and a nagging threat of liability lawsuits.
The problem came to a head last week, when
resident Ken Lohn complained to city officials
about a recent spate of "No parking" signs that
were going up on the street.
"The new signs have made it impossible for
people who live in adjacent residences to park next
to their homes," Lohn wrote in a letter to the city
council. "During rainy or inclement weather they
have to walk almost 100 yards to a point where it
is legal for them to park their cars.
"This sudden, unannounced and heavy-
handed action by the city, with all of its negative
consequences for so many people, is the wrong
way to deal with [this]," Lohn said.


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
At the close of business Friday, Jan. 26, Susan
O'Connor of Anna Maria will no longer be a familiar
face at First National Bank of Manatee in Holmes
Beach.
O'Connor is leaving her position as branch man-
ager to become project assistant to Mike Carter in his
expanding Bradenton contractor's firm.
O'Connor worked for Carter prior to returning to
the banking industry with First National. She was the
manager of the Crosslands Savings Bank branch at the
same Holmes Beach location for three years before the
branch closed its Island doors.
"This was a very difficult decision," said
O'Connor of her change in jobs. "Mike Carter offered
me an exciting opportunity I just couldn't refuse."
O'Connor will remain active, as she has for years,


Police Sgt. Sam Special said the signs were
erected in response to a complaint from another resi-
dent that cars were parked in front of the driveways
of houses there. The "street" is really a dead-end
street, Special said, and people have begun parking on
the city-owned land adjacent to the water and on the
upland side of the easement.
Liability to the city if someone were hurt or a
car damaged prompted the placement of the
signage, Special said.
Council members were caught up in the quan-
dary of whether to put in the signs and place a hard-
ship on some residents or to face a lawsuit if some-
one were hurt on the street-end until Building Of-
ficial Whitey Moran came up with a solution.
"Why not turn over all of the bayside property
to the residents, let them maintain it, but keep an
easement for the 'street?'" Moran suggested. He
noted that the property was zoned as a preservation
district and could not be developed.
Council members agreed and instructed Moran
to research the matter with City Attorney Alan
Prather.


in the Island community, specifically in her capacity as
a member of the board of directors of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. She is co-chair of the
Center's third annual Tour of Homes benefit coming up
in March. Her husband, George, is vice president of Air
& Energy Inc. in Holmes Beach.
Linda Braithwaite of Bradenton, a native of Marion,
Ind., is the new branch manager at First National.
"I am ecstatic to be here," she said. "And it's a real
honor to follow in Sue's footsteps here at First Na-
tional." She and O'Connor have known each other for
15 years.
An employee of First National for more than five
years, Braithwaite most recently served as assistant
manager for the bank's main office in downtown
Bradenton. Her husband is a vice president for Ameri-
can Bank. Welcome, Linda.
Good luck, Sue.


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Charlotte 'Sharlee'
Maxwell Black
Charlotte "Sharlee" Maxwell Black, 57, of Holmes
Beach, died Jan. 15 at her residence while under the
care of Hospice of Southwest Florida.
Born in Tampa, Black was the daughter of the late
Judge Oliver and Louise Maxwell. She received her
bachelor and master's degrees from Florida State Uni-
versity. She worked in microbiology research at South-
ern Research in Birmingham, the National Institutes of
Health in Washington, D.C., and retired from the Cen-
ters for Disease Control in Atlanta. Her immunology
research at CDC included studies in spina bifida and
AIDS.
She is survived by her husband Glenn; two sisters,
Genie Pozorski and Nancy Gentry; two nieces, Carilu
and Lara Pozorski; and three nephews, Jim, Greg and
Glen Gentry.
A memorial service was held at Holy Innocents'
Episcopal Church in Valrico. Memorial contributions
may be made to a favorite charity.


Lewis Milton 'Milt' Carlson
Lewis Milton "Milt" Carlson, 84, of Poland, Ohio,
and formerly of Bradenton, died Dec. 26 in Greenbriar
Nursing Home in Poland.
Born in Erie, Pa., Mr. Carlson was a winter resident
of Manatee County for 10 years. He was an insurance
agent for John Hancock Insurance Co. for 25 years,
retiring in 1973.
He is survived by a daughter, Sheralyn Snyder of
Holmes Beach; a son, Milton of Poland; a sister,
Martha Fletcher of Sarasota, two brothers, William of


New Castle, Pa., and Clifford of Hermitage, Pa.; five
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 4806 26th St. W.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34207.
Katherine C. Hoag
Katherine C. Hoag, 84, of Bradenton, died Jan. 15
in Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Born in Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Hoag was a resi-
dent of Manatee County. She was a homemaker. She
was a member of West Elizabeth Methodist Church,
West Elizabeth, Pa., and the church's Helping Hand
Society. She was a member of Pleasant Hills Chap-
ter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by a son, Robert of Bradenton and
branch manager of First Union Bank in Holmes
Beach; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date in Pleasant
Hills, Pa.

Ronald C. Vickery
Ronald C. Vickery, 53, of Bradenton, died Jan. 16
in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Peoria, Ill., he came to Manatee County
in 1982. He owned and operated the Oyster Steamer
Restaurant, now Rotten Ralph's, in Anna Maria and
was a courtesy driver for Gettel Toyota in Bradenton.
Mr. Vickery was a Protestant.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, and a brother,
Ray, of Gurnee, Ill.
Memorial services were held Saturday at Brown
and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Edgar Stauffer
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Care-giver's words echo from her 'expert' heart


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Echo Heron sits at her desk, papers and pages in
within-reach stacks around her computer. Through a se-
ries of small framed windows to the east, distant January
afternoon sunlight illuminates the porch where she works.
Just across the narrow street from this pastel
Bradenton Beach cottage, waves from the northern-
most tier of Sarasota Bay lap against roadside rocks. To
the north is the Cortez Bridge. Farther east lie the out-
skirts of the historic Cortez fishing village.
"This is a writer's heaven," says Echo softly. "It's
very important to be here the months that I am. I hole
in and I write."
She brushes strands of brown hair from her brow,
a naturally beautiful woman. She is dressed in the ca-
sual denim of a workday.
It is easy also to envision her in the accessorized
professional wear required of her lecture and book-sell-
ing tours whether it be television or radio, a univer-
sity auditorium podium or a bustling bookstore.
It also becomes easy to envision Echo Heron in the
registered nurse's uniform she wore for 18 years in
fast-paced big-city critical-care units, wiping sweat and
errant strands of hair from her brow, discarding blood-
spattered plastic gloves, stopping take a deep breath
- a loving hand on a patient's tube-infested body, a
kind word and a kinder look to puzzled and suffering
loved ones.
A native of Scotia, outside Schenectady in up-
state New York, Echo went west to northern Califor-
nia at the age of 18 and there she's remained for the
past 22 years, the bulk of it in her chosen field of
specialized nursing, more recently in her second
career author.
"Nursing is a calling," she says. "It's not a decision
you make because you're going to get rich. I really
believe there are born care-giver, compassionate per-
sonalities."
And then, a year and a half ago, increasingly poor
working conditions drove her from her last shift.
"It just became too abusive for me," she says,
momentarily glancing from the sunny porch to the
wind-whipped bay.
"I was working in the most critical part of the in-
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should have been getting one-on-one care. All the other
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Without bitterness but with conviction, Echo adds,
"And then you add the scenario of physicians who were
very rude and demanding. I went to my boss and I was
told to keep my mouth shut or don't come back to
work. I didn't."
But by then Echo Heron also had her other career
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She had written a short piece about a nursing epi-
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first book, an autobiographical account of her first 10
years in critical-care nursing, "Intensive Care: The
Story of a Nurse."
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Her second book, "Mercy," is a novel about a big-
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Recognized spokeswoman
For her nearly two decades of blood, sweat and
tears in the field of nursing, and for her skill in putting
that experience those thousands of human heartfelt
experiences into words, Echo has become a nation-
ally recognized spokeswoman for the state of health
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She wrote a piece for USA Today on her last shift,
and tours the country speaking to nursing students at
colleges and universities, to gatherings of state nursing
associations. She is also on television and radio nation-
wide, promoting her first three books.
"I'm used as an 'expert' to explain how health care
is changing," she says. Most recently that role has in-
cluded answering questions from consumers.
"I'm from the era of training when nurses were still
standing up for doctors every time they entered the
room. And, of course, we were not permitted to ask
doctors questions. And neither were you the patient
or the family."
"Consumers are now getting more demanding,"
she says. "And rightfully so. One of the best-kept se-
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and you can and should be in on the major decisions,
you can and should be given all the information."
She says her USA Today article urged physicians
to come out of their lofty towers founded on arrogance.
"They are answerable to us."
And not only are consumers learning to stand up
for themselves, says Echo, but nurses are too. And she
will maintain her role as a mouthpiece. Even as she also
escapes into the world of fiction writing.

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Echo is currently working on four books. A three-
book medical-mystery series will be published in rapid
succession starting next year. The fourth, a nonfiction
work, will consist of interviews with nurses from
across the country, including a paramedic from
Sarasota.
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All-day Anna Maria code session scheduled for Jan. 26


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission will hold an all-
day review of the final two chapters in its current code-
updating proposal starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26.
Six ordinances comprising more than 300 pages
are currently under discussion for a first-reading vote.
Remaining in the page-by-page review of the two-year
amendment project are a new Chapter of Definitions
and Appendix A/Zoning.
Commissioners, City Attorney Jim Dye, Public
Works Director Phil Charnock and Planning and Zon-
ing Board Chairman Tom Turner met for an hour Jan.
18 to discuss Chapter 5/Building and Building Regu-
lations and Chapter 9/Flood Damage Prevention.
Five audience members were present, included plan-
ning board member Jimmy Nichols who worked with


Turner on a subcommittee recommending the current
changes, residents Elinor and Bill Worth and commission
candidates Robert McElheny and Elaine Burkly.
The session was relaxed and without dissenion.
Nichols introduced discussion of Chapter 5 saying
it's important for the public to understand that a lot of
the updating involved deleting antiquated city electri-
cal, plumbing and building codes in favor of standard
national codes.
All heads nodded in the affirmative when discussion
reached Chapter 9, Section 9, where a simple paragraph
titled "Compliance With Chapter Required" eliminates the
ability to request variances from flood-chapter regulations.
Those variance requests have cost city staff and
officials a lot of time in recent years, have often created
a lot of controversy and generally have been turned
down based on guidelines issued by the Federal Emer-


agency Management Agency.
The paragraph reads: "No structure or land shall
hereafter be located, extended, converted or structur-
ally altered without full compliance with the terms of
this chapter and other applicable regulations."
Mayor Dorothy McChesney's ability to pick out
typographical errors such as "flood bight" instead
of blight and "food areas" for flood areas provided
light moments that offered relief to all involved from
the lengthy and sometimes tedious task at hand.
Dye confirmed that bightt" should be blight.
"What is it?" asked McChesney.
Neither Dye nor anyone else was quite sure but the
attorney assured commissioners that the wording came
directly from the Florida Statutes.
Dye also confirmed that he is the father of his first
child, a little girl, Catherine, born Jan. 16.


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annually tend during the Christmas Season. Spencer
said that 90 percent of collections goes directly
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bors some who know her, some who just see her
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writer's heaven, away from all the fast paces she has
come to know.
Come late spring, Echo says she will return to Cali-
fornia, "maybe southern California, I'm not sure where."
Wherever that western trek lands, Echo Heron will
take a part of this Island with her.
And, being one of what she calls "some severely
talented artists and writers" who inhabit this little
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left a part of herself here.
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Flying to boating, Ken Lohn keeps on ticking


By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
If a non-beating heart didn't slow him down, it's
hard to tell what could stop Ken Lohn.
Nothing has yet.
He's had several successful careers, flown his own
planes around much of the hemisphere, transformed a
Canadian industry, caught numberless fish, raced a
boat he built, and at 62 is rolling again.
All his life, one thing has led to the next in logical
progression. And around, from Florida to Florida the
long way.
Now he lives on Bay Drive South in Bradenton
Beach in a four-story house he designed and built five
years ago. It's two doors from his mother who, at 92,
lives her own active life in fierce independence with
son Ken applauding.

Flying in Alaska
Born in Fargo, N.D., he joined the Army at 17 and
spent three years in the 1950s in Alaska with the Army
Security Agency keeping track of Russian troops
across the Bering Strait. He took flying lessons there.
With a mechanical engineering degree from North
Dakota State, he came to Sarasota to work for EMR,
now Loral. He also wrote manuals and speeches and
when EMR set up an advertising department, he ran it.
He says, "I never left advertising for 25 years,"
leaving Sarasota to create Ken Lohn & Associates
agency in Minneapolis with such clients as Control
Data, Honeywell, 3M and other technology firms.
He flew a lot on business, including taking clients
to Canada for fishing. There the now-expert bush pilot
found his next step.
"Those remote lodges weren't doing it right," he
says. "Grossly mismanaged and arrogantly expensive.
I thought I could do it the Holiday Inn way, lots of
people at low cost."
He bought six acres on a 17-mile-long lake in
Ontario 300 miles north of the border, built a road to
it from a copper mine not far away. He put his main
lodge there, named it Ken's Better Lodge -
"KaBeeLo" for short and for native implication. He
leased 17 smaller lakes from the Canadian government
and put an "outpost" cabin at each.
He had figured his affordable wilderness right.
People came, 4,000 of them per May-September sea-
son. Mostly they drove to KaBeeLo, where Lohn put
them into one of his six single-engine, eight-passenger
deHavilland Beavers and flew them to an outpost.
There they semi-roughed it for three days, or five or
six, everything furnished.
Some hunted bear or moose, and all of them fished.
Muskellunge, wall-eyed pike, lake trout, northern pike,
some of them giants and most of them released. "You
can catch a hundred a day if you want," Lohn says.
He did as much of the flying as he could squeeze
in and is proud of his record: "In 31 years of flying, I
never put a scratch on a plane."
It got to be big business with offices in Minneapo-
lis, and in 1982 he sold it and headed for sunshine.

Fishing and boating in Florida
He had stayed in touch with Florida, flying down
in wintertime for fishing and climate, so he just made


Ken Lohn climbs into one of his eight-passenger planes he used to ferry clients to and from his lodges in
Canada for the May-September fishing and hunting trade.


KaBeeLo was the name of the lodges Ken's Better
Lodge.

it permanent. He lived first at Cape Haze, and off that
shore caught a 586-pound jewfish in 1988.
Caught it off his own boat, and thereby hangs an-
other career.
He always loved boats, "must have built 20 wood
boats in my life, starting with a 16-footer as a high
school project.
"Some people play golf, some knit, I make boats.
It's just a passion."
He liked the way airplane landing floats were de-
signed to reach 65 mph for takeoff from sometimes
rough water. It was done with steps along the hull.
As he explains it, while most boats drive over a
wave, his deep-V hull cuts through it and the steps
break up the passage so the boat doesn't pound.


He had marine architect Robert Hobbs design a
hull whose bottom had two steps. He had molds hand-
made, a three-year and "extremely expensive" process.
Molds in hand, he contracted with a boatyard in Ft.
Myers to put down layer after layer of spun glass and
resin until he had a light, strong fiberglass hull. Add
engines, center console and all the other goodies and
behold! the first of the Kuda line of sports fishing boats.
He sold it to a Trinidad man, built another, sold it
and built the third which now is at his dock just off his
front yard in Bradenton Beach. Across Sarasota Bay is
the fourth, hull finished and 250-horsepower diesel
engines being installed at C and C Marine.
His boats are 31 feet long with a beam of a little
more than 11 feet with a shallow draft. The boats are
high-powered, fast and comfortable at 30 knots in four-
foot seas, he says. All are inboards except No. 3, which
has two 200-horsepower Mercury outboards. He raced
that boat in the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix at 65
mph and came in fifth in its class.
Should his advanced design take off, he says, he'd
"arrange to have it produced by somebody, not me. I'm
not holding my breath, I'm just having fun."
Eyesight gone bad, he can't fly now. But he can
ride his 750 Kawasaki motorcycle round the islands
when he needs an action fix.
Two years widowed, he has his fine house, his
boats, his writing, his busy days.
Oh, and a strong heart.
Last August the original ran down and he got a
transplant from a 20-year-old donor.
"I am 62, my heart is 20, which adds up to 82," he
says. "That makes the average 41 happy 41st birth-
day to me!
"Why, at this rate I could live forever, as long as I
stay near a used parts store."


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Pancake breakfast
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honest
A Pancake Breakfast will be held at
St. Bernard Catholic Church on Sunday,
Jan. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The menu will include homemade
pancakes, sausage, orange juice and cof-
fee.
The cost is $2.50 for adults and $1
for children.
Goods from a homemade bake sale
will also be available.
The Islander Bystander apologizes
for the incorrect Pancake Breakfast date
which appeared in last week's issue -
we must have been very hungry.

Island library bursts
with exhibits in
February
The Island Branch Library will host
three exhibits during the month of Feb-
ruary.
Holmes Beach resident Nita Saidoo
will have a display of portraits in pastel.
Saidoo creates her work from photo-
graphs and has exhibited at the Artist
Guild Gallery, D. Coy Ducks, Peaches
Deli and Island Florist.
An exhibit of watercolors by Is-
lander artist Marie Storey will also be
featured. Storey is a member of the
Longboat Key Art Center and has re-
ceived three awards for her work.
Jean Thobe of Holmes Beach will
have a display of shell art on exhibit.
Moving in and out of Florida over the
years, Thobe developed an interest in
shell art which is a hobby she enjoys to
this day.
The Island Branch Library is lo-
cated at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. For information call 778-6341.

County animal
control seeks board
members
Manatee County Government is
seeking local citizens to serve in two
specific categories on the newly re-in-
stated Animal Control Advisory Board.
The board is voluntary in nature
with members appointed to advise the
Manatee County Board of Commission-
ers on matters related to animal control
and the public's welfare and safety.
Applicants are encouraged to apply
for categories as follows: one from the


Cattleman's Association, and one attor-
ney who is or has been involved in orga-
nizations or issues relating to the care
and handling of animals.
For further information and applica-
tions, contact the Manatee County Af-
fairs Department at P.O. Box 1000,
Bradenton, FL 34206 or call 745-3719.
The deadline for applying is Thurs-
day, Feb. 1.

Former editor of
Playboy to speak
The Episcopal Church Women of
the Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, will meet on
Thursday, Feb. 1, in Lowe Hall at 10:15
a.m. for the general meeting.
Plans will be finalized for the White
Elephant Sale to be held Feb. 10 at the
church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gretchen Edgren, a former editor of
Playboy now retired and a resident of
Anna Maria Island, will speak on
"What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in
a Job Like This?"
Luncheon will be provided at noon.
Reservations need to be made by
calling the church at 778-1638 by Mon-
day, Jan. 29.


League to hold
members art sale
and party
The Anna Maria Island Art League
would like to invite all of its members to
participate in its "Members Art Sale."
The opening reception will be held
on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
All art work to be sold will be ac-
cepted at the league from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m., through Thursday, Feb. 1. Artists
are limited to two art pieces per person.
For more information, call the
league at 778-2099.


Pelican Man hosts
art show and sale
A Contemporary Art Show and Sale
to benefit the Pelican Man's Bird Sanc-
tuary in Sarasota will be held at the
Municipal Auditorium in Sarasota on
Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 9 p.m.
The first 200 visitors will receive a
complimentary wildlife art print.
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free.


Island orchestra energizes a Sunday afternoon
Music conductor Alfred Gershfeld, center, stepped from the podium to take up his
"magical" violin Jan. 21 as the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus performed in its second concert of its fourth season. Fundraiser recitals
and two more concerts are scheduled through April. For more information, call
Willem Bartelsman at 778-6517. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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Players' 'Woolf' serves reality on the rocks


By Cynthia Finn
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"Truth and illusion. Who knows the difference?"
moans New England college history professor George
in the Island Players' current production, "Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
"But we must carry on as if we did."
Carry on, indeed. With the fun and games of real
life. Dreams blossomed, dreams crushed snap. Up
and down, down and up. All "these things you may not
decide."
Welcome to contemporary playwright Edward
Albee's 1962 award-winning dramatic sensation.
According to skilled British director Geoffrey
Todd, "Good, bad or indifferent, it's not a play you'll
see very often."
Well, good for you, Island Players, for taking on
this lengthy and challenging middle-of-the-night jour-
ney into "the marrow" of life.
As Martha might say, you took a chance on the
game of "get the audience" and you won. We were
drawn deeply into your New Carthage devilry and ex-
hausted by the purging at play's end. You win, Play-
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Performance for
youngsters at Van Wezel
Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts hall will
present "Around the World in 80 Days" by
Theatreworks/USA at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, as
part of its Saturday Morning for Kids series.
Recommended for grades 2 through 9, the play
concerns young Englishman Phileas Fogg, who bets
that he can travel around the world in an impossible 80
days or lose his entire fortune.


Theatreworks/USA is America's foremost creator
and producer of theater for young audiences. Based in
New York, the company has brought over 32,000 per-
formances to more than 25 million people in 49 states.
Tickets are $6 and are on sale now by call the box
office at 953-3368.

Comic actor presents one-
man show at MCC
Comic actor Gregory Henderson will transform


himself on stage into six different characters in the one-
man show "Big Wind on Campus," opening Tuesday,
Jan. 30, beginning at 8 p.m. in Studio 84 at Manatee
Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Henderson wrote the play which takes place on a
Southern college campus just before and after a tor-
nado.
Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance and $12 at
the door.
For ticket information call the box office at 755-
1511, ext. 4240.


WOOLF, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
nearly three hours of nonstop dialogue and flailing. She
is engrossing right up to the closing moment.
Rob Prescott, portraying George, is well known in
this area as-the managing director and oftimes actor for
Bradenton's Riverfront Theatre. His credits include
television and movie appearances and he is the current
president of the Florida Association of Community
Theaters.
Prescott is excellent as the professor with "no per-
sonality, no push," until push comes to shove and he
wears his heart 6n his sleeve, even in its many pieces.
There are "easier things in this world" than being
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convey the sense that "maybe" this time he and Martha
have learned something.
Islander Debbie Keller-McCartney returns to the
Players Theater as the whimpering Honey, the gal with
no real stomach for life, better left to her own "dance
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woman-child lost in the residue of Albee's
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Another Islander, James G. Schotsch, moves from
the Chapel Players to the Island Players as the 28-year-
old Nick, the new man on campus with his climb up the
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until George and Martha do their "bit." Schotsch and
Prescott have some- captivating moments together in
Act II.
Set designer John Flannery has done it again. The
interior of George and Martha's "wonderful old house" is
luscious, stuffed with the culture and comfort of every old
New England college home, cluttered with the stuff that
too many nights in the sauce can no longer move.
Don Bailey's costume design and set decoration,
coupled with lighting design by Steve Henderson, add
fullness to this Players presentation. Stage manager is
Charlie Guy with assistance from Lynne Todd and Joe
Vona.
"Virginia Woolf" will be on stage through Feb. 3.
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Longboat art center to
offer class, entry into fair
The Longboat Key Art Center will present a dem-
onstration in "Imperceptible Collage" by Harold Winer
on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. The fee is $3.
It is also currently taking reservations for space in
the center's 44 annual "Fair and Festival" to take place
on March 16. Arts and crafts will be juried.
Interested artists should call the center at 383-2345
for an application, or write to Longboat Key Art Cen-
ter, 6860 Longboat Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228.

Visual Arts Center to offer
Oriental flower exhibit
The Sarasota Visual Art Center will hold its annual
Ikenobo Ikebana Flower Exhibit from Friday, Jan. 26,
through Sunday, Jan. 28, at its Sarasota location, 707
N. Tamiami Trail.
This is an exhibit of oriental flower arrangements.
Admission is free.
For more details, call the center at 365-2032.

Yellow Dog Jazz Band
performs League benefit
If tunes like "Muskrat Ramble" and "When the
Saints Go Marching In" set your toes tapping and your

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fingers snapping, get on down to the Yellow Dog Jazz
Band Concert on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at
the Art League on Manatee County, 209 9th St. W. in
downtown Bradenton.
The band composed of seven professional musi-
cians who offers a style of music called "traditional" or
"Dixieland."
Advance tickets, available at the Art League are
$5. Tickets at the door are $6.
Call 746-2862 for more information.

Van Wezel presents
soprano Leontyne Price
Soprano Leontyne Price, hailed by Time Magazine
as "America's diva of divas," will give a rare recital at
Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 26.
Her program will include arias, songs by American
composers and Negro spirituals.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information.

All-star jazz benefit
tunes up for Sunday show
Eleven jazz groups and five vocalists will jam for
three hours on Sunday, Jan. 28, in the all-star mini-fes-
tival for the benefit of the Jazz Club of Sarasota edu-
cation fund.
They'll play continuous jazz from 3 to 6 p.m. in
both Holley Hall and David Cohen Hall in the Florida

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Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the
Jazz Club, 290 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota.
For more information, call the Jazz Club at 366-
1552.
MCC presents duo-pianists
Duo-pianists Mary Ann Craige and Robert
McFadden will perform in a concert sponsored by the
Manatee Community College Department of Music at
8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, in Neel Auditorium, 5840
26th St. W. in Bradenton.
Craige is an associate professor at Southeastern
Oklahoma State University where she has taught mu-
sic since 1966.
McFadden has taught at SOSU since 1984 and
holds a master's degree in music from the University
of Michigan and a doctor's degree in musical arts from
the University of Kansas.
General admission is $3. Students are $1.
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Fourth
annual
Sweetheart
Dance Feb. 8
The Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis Club
will host "the" Big
Band dance of the
season, featuring the
18-piece Senior
Sounds, from 8 to 11
p.m. Thursday, Feb.
8, at the Anna Maria
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Tickets, at $10 per
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 11, burglary, 200 block of Pine Avenue.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered
her residence. It was undetermined if any items were
taken.
Jan. 12, criminal mischief, 400 block of Poin-
settia. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed three metal vent covers.
Jan. 13, domestic disturbance, 700 block of
Jacaranda. The complainant reported the female sub-
ject had been drinking, was locked out and broke a
window to get in the residence. There were no signs
of injury or bruises.
Jan. 15, aggravated domestic battery, 200 block
of South Bay Boulevard. The complainant was
stabbed and punched in his face during a domestic
disturbance, said the report.
Jan. 15, domestic disturbance, 200 block of
Gladiolus. The complainants reported they were go-
ing through a divorce and had an argument over pho-
tographs.
Jan. 16, burglary, 100 block of Hammock. The
complainant reported a person unknown entered her
residence and removed several items.



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Jan. 10, dog bite, 100 block of Bridge Street.
The victim reported he was entering a business and
accidentally stepped on the subject's dog sitting in
the doorway. The dog bit him, causing a laceration
to his ankle that went down to the bone.
The officer contacted an animal control officer
who visited the subject's residence and verified the
dog had its shots. He advised the subject that the dog
must be quarantined for 10 days. The victim filed a
complaint to be sent to the state attorney's office.
Jan. 10, criminal mischief, 1401 Gulf Drive S.,
Coquina Moorings. The complainant reported per-
sons unknown used a BB gun to shoot a hole through
his sliding glass door. Neighbors confronted two ju-
veniles in dark clothing who ran from the scene.
Damages were $100.
Jan. 11, stolen tag, 100 block of Gulf Drive
South.
Jan. 13, theft, 1007 Gulf Drive N., Summer
Sands. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed 10 gallons of paint valued at $160.
Jan. 15, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported a person unknown smashed
out the passenger vent window on his vehicle. Noth-
ing was taken. Damages were $100.
Jan. 16, criminal mischief, 501 Gulf Drive S.,
Bridgeport condominiums. The complainant re-






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ported a person unknown spray painted a vehicle
with obscene words. Damages were $500.
Jan. 16, criminal mischief, 104 Gulf Drive S.,
Gulf View condominiums. The complainant re-
ported a person unknown spray painted her vehicle
with designs. Damages were $500.
Jan. 16, criminal mischief, 104 Gulf Drive S,,
Gulf View condominiums. The complainant re-
ported a person unknown spray painted symbols and
obscene phrases on storage units under the condo-
miniums.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 12, possession of marijuana, possession of
cocaine, DWLS, 3400 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer observed David Foreman, 20, of Bradenton,
traveling left of the center of the road at a high rate
of speed in the 3400 block of Gulf Drive. The officer
stopped the vehicle in the 100 block of 39th Street.
The officer discovered Foreman's license was sus-
pended for failure to appear on a traffic summons, and
he had a warrant from the Manatee County Sheriffs
Office for no valid driver's license. While the officer
was placing Foreman in custody, Foreman's passenger
fled the scene and was not found.
During an inventory of the vehicle, the officer
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found a bag containing nine grams of marijuana, a
scale in a bag, $517 in cash and bag containing a
small amount of cocaine.
Jan. 12, found property a phone card, 7200
block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 12, petty larceny of $10 in gasoline, 5333
Gulf Drive, BP Station.
Jan. 12, grand theft, 6700 Gulf Drive, Gulf
Place. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the condominiums, broke into fire extin-
guisher boxes and removed fire extinguishers.
Jan. 15, assistance, 75th Street beach. The com-
plainant reported she was walking the beach with her
son and a visitor. Her son went ahead and was to meet
them at the 75th Street cabana. When they arrived, her
son was not there. She searched for an hour to no avail.
The officer searched the area and found her son.
Jan. 15, code violation, 400 block of Bay
Palms. Four juveniles were warned about discharg-
ing BB guns in the city. Their parents were notified.
Jan. 15, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. .The com-
plainant left his cellular phone, valued at $100, on
the dashboard of his unlocked vehicle. When he re-
turned to the vehicle, the phone was gone.
Jan. 15, vandalism, 3700 block of East Bay
Drive. The complainant reported a person unknown
placed an unknown substance in her gas tank. Dam-
ages were $400.
Jan. 17, suspicious, 7100 block of Palm Drive.
The complainant reported a white male subject came
to her door asking her to call a cab or 911. The ,of-
ficer found the intoxicated subject in front of her
home. The subject said he was visiting and got lost.
The officer took him home.


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Bradenton Beach
Police Department
1994-95 crime
statistics
Crime 1994 1995
Auto burglary 39 53
Residential burglary 16 20
Battery 2 8
Battery on a police officer 4 0
Business burglary 4 2
Grand theft 12 7
Theft 64 50
Criminal mischief 50 44
Robbery 1 0
Sexual battery 1 0
Grand theft auto 3 2
Spouse battery 22 7
Homicide 0 0
Aggravated battery 2 2


Jan. 18, found property a five-gallon bucket
of chemicals, Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive.
Jan. 18, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported he received three calls
from a female asking to have the band turn down the
music. He said there was no music being played
during this time. The officer noted the band had not
yet arrived.
Jan. 19, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported the music was too loud.
The officer set up the decibel meter at the end of her
driveway and found the readings did not violate the
city's ordinance.


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Mangled mangroves and Bay nitrogen


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
If you're a fan of mangroves, this has to be a hard
time for you. It seems everywhere you look there are
mangroves being massacred.
Oh sure, "it's legal now," you hear from the cut-
ters. It's also disgusting.
Florida's "mangrove mangling law" may well be
changed again in the legislative session opening March
1. The open season on what may well be the state's
single most important plant could well be coming to an
end or at least improving.
The author of the new law that went into effect last
June, State Sen. Jack Latvala, has had a change of heart
- at least a little. The Palm Harbor Republican plans
to introduce new legislation closing what he calls
"loopholes" in his last effort.
Latvala was the prime mover behind the efforts to
give waterfront homeowners new freedoms to destroy
mangroves they believed were interfering with their ex-
pensive views of the bays and sounds. The rights of all
the rest of the citizens to preserve the ecology of our
estuary systems were obviously secondary, and they'll
stay that way if Latvala has anything to say about it.
Now, however, even Latvala is feeling the heat of
voters fed up with the raw greed of some waterfront prop-
erty owners who believe that the new law allows them to
get away with just about doing anything they want to


Plans are now in place for the start of the 1996
Little League season at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center in Anna Maria City.
All coaches who are interested in coaching for
the 1996 Little League season must apply at the
center before Monday, Jan. 29.
A coaches meeting will be held Wednesday,
Jan. 31, at 7:30 to9 p.m. and on Wednesday, Feb.
7, at the center. Both meetings are mandatory.
Little League registration will begin Monday,
Feb. 5, and end on Friday, Feb. 9.
Mandatory try-outs will be held Saturday, Feb.
10, and Saturday, Feb. 17, at the following times:
10 a.m. 8.yr. olds.
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mangroves located between them and the water.
Don't believe it? Take a look around.
Down on Longboat Key the local paper recently
reported one resident pulled a permit to trim man-
groves, then simply butchered them. Fortunately he
was caught after the fact.
Bishops Harbor on Longboat has just been treated
to a mangrove trimming that destroys the entire look of
the area from the water.
Ever wonder why mangroves are so spotty on Tidy
Island shorelines? Just listen to the chain saws some
night.
It's a long-established fact that mangroves play an
important role in our estuary systems. Their roots, es-
pecially those of red mangroves, provide nursery area
for young fish. The leaves and twigs falling from plants
provide food for the tiny creatures at the bottom end of
the food chain.
At the same time, the mangroves also protect the
shoreline from erosion and actually "island build" by
trapping sand and debris in the roots.
It doesn't take a scientist to figure out mangroves
are very important to the health of our shorelines and
sealife community.
Environmentalists (you're one too, remember?)
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Children between the ages of 8 and 12, who are
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allowed homeowners to cut mangroves not even on
their own land if they believed the plants were interfer-
ing with their expensive views.
It was a real "let them eat cake" piece of legisla-
tion. For example, under the new law property owners
can legally whack mangroves down to six feet in
height.
Will that kill them? Maybe. But we also know it
will surely destroy much of their function, both supply-
ing nutrients to the food chain and, incidentally, pro-
viding shelter, roosting and nesting areas for birds.
Now Latvala wants to change some of the rules.
You'll still be able to whack mangroves down to six
feet, the same as now, but under his new proposal
you'll only be able to whack them 25 feet out into the
water rather than 75 feet as is now allowed.
Remember, those are trees in the water on state-
owned land. You and I own that, too.
Some other proposed changes are that not more
than 65 percent of the mangroves along a shoreline
could be cut, trimmers of red mangroves must first
notify state regulators, and the Florida Board of Land-
scape Architects will draft standards for certification of
people allowed to trim mangroves.
Hey, it's a start back in the right direction. But this
is one registered Republican fed up with these so-called
"conservatives" sullying the name with their raw greed.
The only honestly applicable part of the title "conser-
vative" about most of them are the first three letters of
the word.

Tampa Bay plan released
Although healthier than it used to be, Tampa Bay
is still suffering from far too much nitrogen, according
to the draft management plan of the Tampa Bay Na-
tional Estuary Program. A solution was proposed in the
document resulting from a four-year study of the Bay.
Cities and counties bordering Tampa Bay are be-
ing asked to promise to reduce their nitrogen produc-,
tion by one percent a year for the next 15 years, thus
reducing nitrogen in the Bay by 15 percent. Some ways
to make those reductions include better treatment of
sewage and better filtering of stormwater.
Both of these techniques are showing dramatic dif-
ferences in Sarasota Bay.
Since, as with the Sarasota Bay management plan,
local governments around Tampa Bay helped to write
the plan, here's hoping they'll get on the bandwagon
and take the action needed to ensure continued im-
provement of Tampa Bay. These improvements of our
bays are truly one of the conservation success stories
of the decade.
See you next week.

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DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH
Thu 1/25 2:58 1.4ft 8:47 0.2ft 3:52 1.7ff
Fri 1/26 4:10 1.1ft 9:16 0.4ft 4:43 1.8ft
Sat 1/27 5:42 0.9ft 9:48 0.6ft 5:18 1.9ft
Sun 1/28 7:56 0.9ft 12:49 0.1ft 6:11 1.9ft
Mon 1/29 2:02 O.Oft 7:08 1.9ft
Tue 1/30 2:57 -0.2ft 8:00 2.0ft
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Sheepies best angling bet for winter fishers


With water temperatures still in the 50s, big snook
are still hunkered down in the holes or in the canals and
don't seem to be feeding. Not to fear, though, because
there are great reports of sheepshead, with some tipping
the scales at better than eight pounds. Trout action is
still fair, and there are some reports of pompano mov-
ing through the passes. Offshore, grouper and snapper
fishing is still good.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have found the fishing to be hit-or-miss in the past
week, with the best catches remaining sheepshead and
a few skates.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said sheepies
and some passing-through pompano were caught by
pier fishers. There has been some redfish action, mostly
at night, but not much sign of snook.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 225 head of
vermilion snapper, porgies, gray snapper and grouper.
The nine-hour trips averaged 65 head of mangrove
snapper and grouper.


By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Jan. 12, Boarding. A 40-foot commercial vessel
was boarded and the owner cited for not having the
required injury placard on board and for having regis-
tration numbers that were faded and barely readable.
Jan. 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a small jon boat missing
with two people on board in New Pass. Civil air patrol
located the vessel and advised Station Cortez that a

Senior softball lea
The Manatee County Senior Softball League is in
full swing once again.
The results of the Jan. 26 games were Cafe on the
Bay 18 vs. Shells Restaurant 12. The second
game belonged to Shells with a score of 16 vs. 8 runs


Horseshoe winners
for Jan. 20 matches
Winners in the Jan. 20 horseshoe games were
George McKay of Anna Maria and Al Norman of
Holmes Beach.
Runners-up were Herb Puryear of Anna Maria
and Dave Trask of Bradenton Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Satur-
day at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive.

















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private boater had the vessel in tow.
Jan. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 21-foot pleasure
craft in Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
23089157 responded and towed the vessel to port.
Jan. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a tugboat and barge on fire
about five miles west of Manasota Key. A Coast Guard
boat responded and later determined the fire report was
a false alarm.

igue in full swing
by Cafe on the Bay.
The public is invited to see the league play on
Monday, at 8:30 a.m. at the Palma Sola Recreational
Park located off of 75 St. W. on 40th Ave. W. in
Bradenton.


Fish Tales

Welcome!
Got a great catch?
A great fish photo?
We'd love to hear your
fish stories, and
picturesare welcome!
Just give us a call at
778-7978 or stop by
our office in the Island
Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach.
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Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said sheepshead
were his number one fish of the week, with eight-
pounders not uncommon. In the bays, reds, trout and
flounder fishing was fair, he judged, and he has been
able to get a few snook from the canals. Bluefish were
thick along the beaches last week, he added.
At Annie's Bait and Tackle, trout fishing is
good in Palma Sola Bay, with one angler reporting
catches of 34 in one day with six of a size to keep.
Sheepie fishing remains good at the Longboat Pass
Bridge, with one fisher being able to catch 10 fish
using only 12 shrimp. Offshore, vermilion snapper,
porgies, gray snapper and grouper were the best bets.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said the
week's report is a mixed bag of most all types of fish.
Sheepshead remain the biggest catch, but he said there
are also good reports of nice-sized trout caught on jigs
tipped with shrimp. Snook are still packed in the holes
in the flats but still aren't feeding, Carl said, but there
are good reports of redfish near the mangrove islands
and in the passes.
Good luck and good fishing.


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Community center
basketball standings
Division I (11-13 years old)
Team Record
Action Performance 3-1
Island Real Estate 3-1
Westbay Athletic Club 0-4
Division I1 (8-10 years old)
Team Record
First National Bank 5-0
Beachhouse 5-1
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 3-3
Dips Ice Cream 3-4
Island Animal Clinic Bulls 2-4
Dowling Park 0-6
Division III (5-7 years old)
Team Record
Crowder Brothers Hardware 5-0
Air & Energy 3-2
Island Animal Clinic Panthers 3-2
A-Paradise Realty 1-4
Cafe on the Beach 0-4
High scorers for the week
Division III Steven Winkelspecht, 12 points
Division III Aaron Lowman, 12 points
Division II Mario Torres, 12 points
Division I Travis Rice, 14 points
Highlights
This week's game-of-the-week goes to the
Division Il match-up between A-Paradise Realty and
Island Animal Clinic Panthers. Down to two points,
7-year-old Anthony Rosas hit a 15-foot jumper to put
the game into overtime. With 10 seconds left in the
first overtime period and the score tied, 7-year-old
Greg Lowman hit the game-winning shot to give
Island Animal Clinic Panthers the win.





iff PAGE 24 m JANUARY 25, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Anna Maria
: Elementary School..
Menu
Monday, 1/29/96
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fresh Fruit
Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun or chicken Nuggets,
* Oven Baked Potato Sticks, Fruit Juice, Sherbet 6 ,..
Tuesday, 1/30/96
Breakfast: English Muffin w/Jelly, Fruit Juice
* Lunch: Nachos & Cheese or Meatball Sand-
* which, Bean Salad, Fresh Fruit, Bar Cookie .
Wednesday, 1/31/96
* Breakfast: French Toast, Pineapple
* Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie w/ Mixed Vegetables *
or McRib Sandwich, Tossed Salad, Peaches, J
* Hot Roll .
Thursday, 2/1/96
* Breakfast: Melted Cheese on Bun, Warm *
Harvest Fruit
* Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty or Mini Chef Salad,
S Oven Browned Potatoes, Pears, Hot Roll
Friday, 2/2/96 Praiseworthy performance
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Peaches These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Jan. 12. The
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Burrito, Corn, children's names are listed left to right. Kneeling are Ryan Keller and Brett Milks. Middle row are Anna
* Pineapple, Jello w/Whipped Topping Mannino, Stephanie Gift, lan Douglas, Lauren Barth, Maddie Bennett and Lillie Marnie. Back row are
* All meals served with milk. Jamiee Milks, Katie Moore, Tom Bucci, Carly Douglas, Jamie Gregorich and April Berra.

How do the
C Chinese do it?
.Fifth-grade teacher Joyce
Ellis, left, shows her
students how to use chop
:, sticks during their study of
China. To keep the chil-
dren motivated, Ellis uses
M&M candies and a timer.
When the timer goes off,
the children can eat all the
candy they were able to
y u pick up and put in a cup
Joy Courtney using chop sticks.



S- Enjoy a light-hearted look into

L gg' Florida's past and support
anni? the Anna Maria Island
in AnCommunity Center!




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mayor and
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City Hal, Feb. 13 election..
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Island real estate sales


6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, 52 North Beach Village, an el-
evated 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.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach,
103 Sun Plaza West, an elevated 1,200
sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 12/5/95, Casaula Tiedemann,
for $115,000; list unknown.
624 Hampshire Lane, Holmes
Beach, a ground level canal front
2,048 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car home
built in 1970 on a 100x105 lot, was
sold 12/8/95, Hilder to Schmidt, for
$250,000; list unknown.
650 Key Royale Dr., Holmes


RICHARD FREEMAN
REALTOR*


Beach, a ground level canal front
1,604 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built
in 1969 on a 67x135 lot, was sold 12/
7/95, DeHass & Lacy to McGee, for
$225,000; list unknown.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach,
225 Westbay Point & Moorings, a
ground level canal front 3bed/2bath,
1,535 sfla condo built in 1979, was
sold 12/5/95, Ware to Steele, for
$140,000; list $149,000.
799 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, an
elevated gulf front 2,617 sfla 2bed/
3bath home built in 1987 on a 50x125
lot, was sold 12/8/95, Fanning to Hunt
Club Inc., for $626,000; list price un-
known.
1301 Bay Drive N., Bradenton
Beach, 2A Bay Watch 1, an elevated


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bay front 1,100 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1982, was sold 12/18/95, Wil-
liams to Balais, for $133,500; list
$145,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach,
215 La Costa, an elevated Gulf front
1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979, was sold 12/13/95, Platan to
Davis, for $155,000; list $167,000.
207 66th St., Holmes Beach, a
ground level motel of 6 units, l0bed/
6bath, 4,265 sfla, built in 1969 on a
177x100 lot, was sold 12/18/95,
Howard to Marnie, for $385,000; list
$430-420,000.
2816 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a
Gulf front estate of two buildings,
3,800 sfla, lot measuring 120x150,
was sold 12/12/95, O'Connell to Ad-
vantage Enterprises Corp. Beach Inn
Inc., for $457,400; list unknown.
403 21st Place, Bradenton Beach,
a ground level 2,402 sfla 3+bed/2bath/


2car home built in 1974 on a 100x100
lot, was sold 12/18/95, Calagna to
Lott, for $178,000; list unknown.
428 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a
ground level attached 936 sfla 2bed/
2bath/cp home built in 1972 on a
35x93 lot, was sold 12/10/95, Agen to
Haaland, for $77,700; list $79,900.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach,
204 Sun Plaza West, an elevated 1,200
sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 12/12/95, Sunderland to
Bick, for $155,000; list $167,500.
787 N Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a
Gulf front ground level 1,219 sfla
2bed/lbath/l car home built in 1954 on
a 50x125x60x125 lot, was sold 12/18/
95, Montagne to Bacich, for $425,000;
list $495,000.
Compiled exclusively for The Is-
lander Bystander by Doug Dowling,
licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
1996.


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6 1 01 .rina Ho BecF 4


RARE ISLAND 3 BEDROOM across
from the pool and tennis courts. Great
lagoon view. Move in condition. Quick
walk to beach and shopping. $139,900.
Call Ed Oliveira.


NEWLY REMODELED BAYFRONT
Duplex with fabulous views, spacious
floor plans and a short walk to beach.
Decorator turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq.
ft. total living area. Offered at
$389,000. Call Dave Moynihan.


ISLAND CONDOS
COQUINA MOORINGS............. .....2/2.......... BAYFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $182,500
OCEAN PARK TERRACE .......... 2/2 ............ SIDEVIEW........... CALL ED.... $169,000
PERICO ISLAND...................... 2/2 ............ LAKEVIEW CALL SUZANNE .... $126,500
ISLAND VILLAGE .................. 2/2 ............ SPACIOUS....... CALL DAVE.... $119,500
BRIDGEPORT ..........................2/2 ........... GULFVIEW....... CALL DAVE...... $89,900
RUNAWAY BAY....................... 2/2 ...... LAGOON VIEW..... CALL JERRY.... $117,900
PERICO BAY CLUB................ 2/2 ..................VIEWS CALLSUZANNE ....$112,000
IMPERIAL HOUSE ................... 2/1 .......... UPGRADED........... CALL ED..... $99, 900
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 1/1 ...... LAGOON VIEW........... CALL ED...... $78,900
GULF CABINS ........................ 2/2 .......... GULFFRONT........... CALL ED.... $174,500
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB...2/2 ..........GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $189,500

ISLAND HOMES
2107 AVENUE A ...................... 3/2 ....... BAYVIEW........ CALL ED/DAVE.... $235,000

ISLAND APARTMENTS/DUPLEX
114 8TH ST SO............. 2/1 EACH SIDE/BAYFRONT ...... CALL DAVE ......... $389,900
2305-07 GULF DRIVE...........5 UNIT MOTEL.................. CALL DAVE ......... $359,000
2400 AVENUE C ......................... FOURPLEX .................. CALL DAVE ......... $279,500
93 NORTH SHORE DRIVE ... 2/1 EACH SIDE ...............CALL DAVE ......... $178,000
307 66TH ST. ................................. DUPLEX ................... CALL BILL ......... $139,900

LOTS
230 SO. HARBOR............. CANALFRONT-BAYVIEWS ......... CALL DAVE.... $147,500
123 51STST .............................. ZONED DUPLEX .................. CALL ED.... $139,900


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If the Russians had listed with Island Real Estate,
they would have gotten a much better price.


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Jackie Jerome
SWhatever your real estate
needs, Jackie will provide
you with a level of personal
attention that will exceed all
owl of your expectations!

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Fabulous waterfront home, all the luxury appointments.
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For More Information Call
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1 TO 4 SUNDAY, JAN 28
ISLAND VILLAGE
4255 GULF DRIVE UNIT 216
2BR/2BA condo, beautiful custom upgrades
throughout. Large kitchen, convertible lanai,
quiet location close to beach, 2 pools, tennis,
more! $119,900.
Yvonne Higgins
REALTOR
778-7777
or 1-800-318-5752


GULFSTREAM REALTY


541GfD*ve, olmesBeach0,FL34217( s94177-0766
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GULL DRIVE...
canalfront 2BR/
2BA enclosed
workroom,
storeroom and T
dock. $219,900.



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


SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA, room
for addition/pool. #DY67936. $147,000.
BAYVIEW 9 UNIT Bed & Breakfast. $330,000.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

CANALFRONT HOME ... immaculate 3BR/2BA home
on a natural canal. Recently remodeled kitchen,
Florida room with fireplace and your own citrus trees.
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac. #68627 $200,000. Call
Roni McCuddin Price eves. at 778-5585.
DUPLEX ... JUST REDUCED -truly a gem west of Gulf
Drive with deeded access to Gulf. 2BR/2BA with fire-
place, 2BR/1BA. Well maintained in and out. #64777.
$249,000. Call T. Dolly Young eves. 778-5427.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION ... 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceilin(i in living room; breakfast bar and dining
area. Large deck across the back with a great view of
the Gulf of Mexico. #67898. $375,000. Call Carol S.
Heinze 792-5721.


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


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MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD...open floor plan w/
bayviews. Pool w/spa. #KS66278. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with
heated pool. #KS67250. $179,000.
PERICO BAY...2BR/2BA unit overlooking Palma
Sola Bay. Many upgrades. #KS66624. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE...3BR/3BA w/fireplace, fruit trees,
pool & boat docks/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
ISLAND PARADISE...luxury 2/3BR condos on the
Gulf w/panoramic views. $289,000.
SYCAMORE AVE...4BR/3BA elegant home. Close
to the Gulf. $279,000.
SIESTA KEY...no bridges to Bay. 2BR/2BA, 50'
dock. $235,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR...3BR/2BA on deep
water canal with dock, pool and spa. $418,000.

MARTINIQUE ...
;Direct Gulffront condos.
2BR/2BA, heated pool, ten-
nis, elevator, secure lobby,
all in a great location.
$129,900 to $159,900.
Carol Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Multi-Million $ Club
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


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ALMOST GULFFRONT!!!
This fantastic 2BR/2BA beach house with
sunroom is just a stones throw away from crys-
tal white beach's and gorgeous sunsets! Fully
furnished, central heat/air. A real cream puff.
This SUPER investment or family home can be
yours for just $210,000. Call Agnes Tooker eves
at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves at 778-6986.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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CHARMING OLD "FLORIDA" STYLE BEACH HOUSE.
Totally refurbished and updated, beautiful tropical plants
in secluded backyard, large lanai, new appliances, roof
and A/C, across the street from the beach. $158,000. Call
Frank Migliore 778-2662 after hours.
WOW! WHAT A DEALII! Sailboat water, wide canal,
davits, Florida room, 3BR/2BA, new a/c with heat
pump and hot water recovery, newer roof all for
$139,900. Hurry!! For details and personal tour call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB
PERICO BAY CLUB. A great view of two lakes from
this 1st floor 2BR/2BA condo. Guard gate, pool, ten-
nis, minutes to beach. $89,900. Zee Catanese 794-
8991 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Spacious 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor
unit in the Villages with a wonderful lake view. 24
hour security, pool, tennis, minutes to beach.
$99,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Private and better than new 2BR/
2BA, 1 car garage, beautifully decorated villa with a view
of tidal estuary and wildlife sanctuary. Gated community,
tennis, pool. $115,900. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
EXCEPTIONAL 3BR/2BA condo with a panoramic
view of Palma Sola Bay and Intracoastal. Glass en-
closed lanai, many upgrades, 1 car garage.
$187,500. Call Bill Allen 778-1620 eves.
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WATCH THE SUN SET
From your top floor, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA condo
with direct Gulf view. Convenient location, unbeatable
price. $119,500. Call Ken Rickett 778-3026.
FOUR UNITS Two buildings, concrete block, quality con-
struction. Each unit has 1BR/1BA, turnkey furnished. Only
two blocks to beach, one block to Bay. Good rental history.
100x100 ft. lot. $229,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
THE WATERWAY Decorator done exquisite 3BR/3BA
top floor unit with large boat dock. Must see! Complex
includes tennis, pool, work-out room and more. Good
location and view. $145,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
DIRECT BAYFRONT -Hard to top this 2BR/2BA water
view home anywhere on the Island. 100 x 100 ft lot right on
the Intracoastal waterway. Newly remodeled in 1993. New
appliances, elevator, garage and carport, boat docks and
more. Priced to sell at $399,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
MOTEL Profitable 10 unit motel near beach. Owners
home and additional six 2BR units available for in-
creased income. $800,000. For more information, call
Luke Courtney 778-5405.



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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.


PICTURE BOOK HOME on Holmes
Beach. Deep water canal, view of Sun-
shine Skyway from master suite deck.
Two fireplaces, fabulous kitchen, 2-car
garage, 3 large porches. $389,000.
Kathleen Slayter 792-8826 or Janet
Bellinger 727-7870.
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY for vacation home or first-
time buyer. Major renovations including roof, A/C, floor-
ing, landscaping, decking, paint. Directly across from the
beach. $159,000. John Zisman 383-5252.
UP-TO-DATE VILLA. Open kitchen with top-of-the-line ap-
pliances, quality cabinets, built-in pantry. Spacious den,
modern baths, great storage. Marina, clubhouse, pool,
deeded beach access. $119,900. Peggy Henger 383-4638.
GREAT BEACH RETREAT. Gorgeous bayviews. Just
1/2 block to beach and bay. Architect-designed for du-
plex or single family. Turnkey furnished. $185,000. Don
Lewis 746-3200 or Phyllis Garfinkel 351-5473.
DAZZLING BAY VIEWS from this corner penthouse-. Ex-
cellent amenities; boat docks, tennis, pools. Most major
appliances have been recently replaced. Beautiful,
move-in condition. $152,900. Bobbie Banan 383-2659.
BEAUTIFUL, UPDATED VILLA. Picturesque views of
marina, ICW, clubhouse and pool. Private, enclosed
lanai. This single villa has been lovingly maintained.
$133,500. Peggy Henger, 383-4638.
FURNISHED SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTALS on
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach. Contact
Barbara Milian, 778-2275.


Residential Sales/Rental Division: Licensed 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


Listing and Selling -
All of Perico Bay

CALL TODAY!!! Marilyn Trevethan
REALTOR
JUST LISTED
* 934 SANDPIPER CIRCLE Upstairs 2BR/2BA
"Osprey" model. Direct Bayfront............. $94,900
* 1246 SPOONBILL LANDINGS CIRCLE 2BR/
2BA, 1 car garage, "Antigua" model. Furnished. Sea-
sonal renters thru April '96.................. $139,900
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* 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
* 1261 EDGEWATER CIRCLE Largest Bayfront
model, 3BR/2BA, wonderful tropical appointments.
Must be seen to be appreciated........... $198,500

* 510 WOODSTO j R 2BA; 2 car
garage, bea uthod villa.... $140,000

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

* 1203 SPOONBILLR/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 j'1 condo. Big
value, small $I.. ............ $79,900


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Toll Free 1-800-865-0800


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Still Booking 1996 Seasonals:
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Property Management Needs
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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SEARS WHISPER AIR exercise bicycle, perfect condi-
tion. $100. 778-2542.
SOFA/SLEEPER Queen size (never slept on) original
$589, asking $200. Manual treadmill assembled with in-
structions $100.48 x 53 in rounded comers, beveled 3/
8 in. thick glass table top will need base. $50. Nikkormat
camera fl. 4/50 mm lens with case and several acces-
sories. $150. Call 383-8622.
WASHER AND DRYER for sale. $75. Call 778-8288.
COUCH FOR SALE. 2 piece sectional 60" and 48". Ex-
cellent condition. $300 OBO 383-2523.
SOFT OVERSIZED CHAISE lounge. Sponge designed
fabric in shades of green with touches of coral and pink.
Soft and relaxing. $100. 779-1270.
LAZY BOY RECLINER. Good condition, beige vinyl
covering. $65. 778-1747.
PATIO SET, 42" PVC table and 4 chairs, almond color.
$125. 792-4830.
QUEEN PREMIUM MATTRESS, box spring and frame.
Excellent condition. Sealy Premium excellent condition
includes comforter and shams. $250. 778-6003.
QUEEN SOFTSIDE WATERBED, heater, frame, fill/
drain kit. $90. 778-3751.
TWIN BEDROOM SET complete, like new mattress pads,
bedspreads, night stand double dresser. $425. 778-5002.
LIGHTED WOODEN BREAKFRONT open shelves with
4 cabinets 10' w x 8' h x 4.5' d. $200 OBO 778-6222.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


YARD SALE. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 3. 616 Fern St., Anna
Maria. Books, household goods, wide variety of items.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Jan. 26 only, 9 noon. 610 Fern
(Gulf to North Shore to Fern) Misc. household, clothes,
tacky techie stuff and more.
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.



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PRIVATEERS' THIEVES' MARKETS, Feb. 10, Mar. 9,
Holmes Beach City Hall field. Reserve your space now.
$15 per market. For info call 778-5777.


IRISH CEILI (KAY-LEE) dance lessons. St. Bernard
Church. Tuesday, 1 2:30. Adults only. NO partner
necessary. Call John 778-0343 or Pat 779-2114.
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7 pm. 3 cards $1.50.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd and
Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
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.


MECHANIC NEEDED! 1984 Pace Arrow 30' motor
home. Engine needs major work. Motor home in good
condition. $4,500 OBO. Call 778-1016.
ISLAND CAR 1980 Chev. wagon. $250. 778-4559.
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 please.
Call 778-1990.
JET SKI RENTALS Cheap! Rent 1 or 2 1995 Sea Doo
SP's w/trailer. Call 751-6489.
20' SEA RAY 1974. 1990 Johnson 120 hp. with low
running hours. Hull and motor excellent. Interior
needs refurbishing. $3,000 OBO. 778-1016.



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BOAT TRAILER 1983 Tee Nee tilt trailer for 18 22'
boat. Needs work and tires. A real steal at $100 OBO.
Call 778-1016.


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.

WANTED WELL GROOMED ladies, preferably with
previous restaurant or bar experience and good run-
ning car to work nights. Only those serious about work-
ing need apply. Full or part time. 778-5909.

THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM of A.M.I.C.C., a
drug free work place seeks; enthusiastic, creative and
responsible person to inspire and teach children ages
5 to 10. Mon. Fri. $5.75- $6.75 hr. Call 778-1908.
FABRIC CUTTER Part time. 5348 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. 778-3121.
BUSPERSON/BAR BACK mature, reliable, must be
able to work 30 40 hrs. per week, evenings. Apply
Wed. or Thu., 3:30 to 6 pm. Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf
of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
KITCHEN & COUNTER help, part time, some weekends.
Apply at Key Royale Golf Course, Holmes Beach.
LIVE-IN WANTED for elderly lady in Holmes Beach.
References required. 778-3470.
HOUSEKEEPER FOR BEACHFRONT motel. Part
time, some weekends. Apply 10 am to 2 pm, Mon. -
Fri. at Sand & Sea Motel, 2412 Gulf Dr. Bradenton
Beach. 778-2231.
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.
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 ap-
plications for all kitchen positions including floor man-
agers, line cooks, prep., dishwashers. Also cocktails
servers, and bussers. Apply in person. 595 Dream Is-
land Road, Longboat Key.
HELP WANTED Counter person. Part-time. Mothers
hours. Will train. Call Cindy 779-1212.




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Seasonal and Annual

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Since 1939

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


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ANNA MARIA 222 CHILSON A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
Charming 3BR home situated on 2 lots on one of Anna This 3BR elevated home is located on sailboat water within 611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895 sq.ft.
Maria's nicest streets. Kitchen refurbished in 1990. Ideal plan walking distance to the beach in the City of Anna Maria. Split under roof home including caged pool. Unique origami
for mother-in-law suite or family home. Includes use of boat bedroom plan with great room make this a must see. Priced roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.
dock nearby on Anna Maria Basin. Reduced Price! right at just $209,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
$182,500. Call Mare Franklin 778-2259. or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.

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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.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet in-
teresting people from around the world? Are you inter-
ested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island? Get
involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call Cathi
O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you can give a few hours of
community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.


CERTIFIED PHYCH HOME Health Aide experienced
with care of elderly, physically challenged and termi-
nally ill. Available. 778-1982.


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 representative.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE depend-
able cleaning services for homes, offices, condos and
rentals. Call Rick 778-2864.
INCOME TAX SERVICE. Over 30 years experience.
Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.
TYPING LETTERS, FORMS, brochures, etc. Very
reasonable rates. Pick up and delivery.Contact S.
Miles, P.O. Box 4298, Anna Maria, 34216.
MANATEE MOWERS Island lawn service. Responsible,
reasonable and reliable. Call Donnie Rivera 778-7508.
KTS HIGH PRESSURE water cleaning. Decks, alumi-
num siding, side walks, docks, driveways. Mobile
homes double wide $55, single wide $45. Kevin Walters
(941) 794-5381. Insured.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
BABYSITTING, HOUSE CLEANING, errands, yard
work, misc. Decals, banners, signs. 795-5098.
'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed, bonded.
Experience professional cleaning. Residential & com-
mercial. Homes, condos, rentals and businesses. Ex-
cellent references. Call for estimate or appointment.
Beverly 778-1945.


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

Debbie Dial 5R r IAi Gulfstream
Leasing Manager ,L, 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
SHOLMES BEACH, FL.



"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
island property.
When buying or
selling...
I can make your
island dreams
come true.

ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR

Wagner Realty Since 1939


778-1751
Evenings


2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
Bradenton Beach 778'2246
FL 34217 Office


COMPUTER SUPPORT Training, troubleshooting, con-
sulting, repairs, Internet installations, Internet advertis-
ing, backups, data entry, other computer services avail-
able. Call 778-9271 anytime.
ISLAND AUTO/TRUCK repair. Complete mobile ser-
vice, foreign and domestic. All repairs guaranteed. ASE
Certified, 17 year experience. Affordable rates. Call
778-6979 or 778-1560.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your conve-
nience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax, shampoo,
engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned,
tires & trim dressed and much more. Protect your invest-
ment. Call Damon on mobile number 320-0110. Please
leave a message for quick reply if not available.


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
Bradenton: 748-8551.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
odorizing. 794-1278.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
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.
CUSTOM HOME MAINTENANCE, inside and out,
cleaning, painting, lawn care, etc. Reasonable couple
at your service. 779-2151.
WALTERS SERVICES Remodeling, carpentry, repairs
of all kinds. Seamless guttering. 40 years of quality
work. Call Tom. 794-5381.


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.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott
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 3-2 elevated, unfurnished. $850 mo.
plus utilities. 1st, last, security. Anna Maria Realty, Inc.
778-2259.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY furnished apartment, monthly
rental. 1BR/1BA, 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.
GULF FRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely fumished. Avail-
able weekly in Jan. $450 and Apr. $500.778-2832.
DUPLEX WATERFRONT View of Intracoastal, walk
to Bradenton Beach. 2 or 3BR, dock, davits, f/b yard,
secluded, modern. Annual $850 or $750 mo. Imme-
diate occupancy. 813-539-5586 or (813) 784-3679.

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.


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Commercial Residential* Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
4AND SATISFACTION

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"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
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Sistom Trucking
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


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COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558



REMODELING

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

ERVICES 778-5230
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Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
LOCKS & SECURITY
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RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS & EXTERIOR
Installed Rekeyed Repaired RESIDENTIAL
Bonded Licensed Insured &
Serving Anna Maia, 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.

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

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.
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, private,
very nice. Available now through April.4. $1,800 mo. or
weekly. Call 778-4560 eves.
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.
2BR DUPLEX 1/2 block from beach. Available Mar.,
Apr., May. $1,250 mo. Call (813) 681-9656, leave mes-
sage, will call back.
ROOMMATE WANTED Young, responsible male will-
ing to share 2BR/2BA beach apartment in Holmes
Beach. Covered parking, storage, etc. Please call 778-
8338.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/2BA duplex,
Holmes Beach. $100 per wk. including utils. Available
Feb. 1, 1996. $50 security. 778-5080 or 779-2410.
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. $700 mo. Gulf
Bay Realty 778-7244.

1BR/1BA DUPLEX unfurnished. $650 mo. includes
elec., water, garbage, washer and dryer and open front
garage. 104 7th St. South. 723-0430.
FOR RENT ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, partially furnished.
$125 weekly includes all utilities except telephone. For
more info call 778-7199.
SEASONAL 2 STORY 1 BR/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.
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.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX ground level, 2BR/1BA,
1 BR/1 BA, w/d, cable, 2 blocks to b each. Available Dec.
'96 Apr. '97. Reasonable. 771-6158, after 1/27 call
(606) 441-0195.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR in H.B., nice! 2 blocks from
Gulf. $400 mo. + util. + $400 security. 778-4084, 778-
6541 or pager 569-1591.
BEACH RENTALS UNFURNISHED Annual, 2BR/2BA.
$700 mo + utilities. Will consider pets. Call Carla Price,
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.


BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house. Pan-
oramic view, available due to cancellation. Full month
or weekly. (813) 920-5595.
ON BAY 2BR/2BA house, $2,200 mo or 1 BR/1 BA apt.,
$1,500 mo. Available now Apr. 30. Turnkey ready.
Call 778-9639.
REASONABLE, VERY NICE rentals, Gulf Dr./Holmes
Beach. Annual lease. El Con Realty 753-6789.
SEASONAL RENTAL Nov., 1996 through Mar., 1997.
3BR, fully furnished ground level home in Anna Maria
City. Close to beaches. $1,650 mo. 778-1281.
TWO FURNISHED VACATION rentals ideal for single
or couple. Gulfview studio $350 wk. Key Royale apt.
$1,600 mo. 778-6126 792-5303.
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available in
March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.

HOLMES BEACH MINI STORAGE
Vacancies Climate Controlled Storage
Facilities in variety of sizes
10' x 20' Garages Now Available
3018 AVE C Holmes Beach 778-5549

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ACTIVE LIFESTYLE PEACE & QUIET?
We have it all at Perico Bay Club! Great waterview,
3BR/2BA, glass lanai, lots of storage, garage, gated
community. Open House Wed. & Sun. 1 4. By
owner. $189,500. 794-6472.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Jan. 28, 1 -4. Canal home,
624 Foxworth Lane. Neal & Neal Realtors. Nick Patsios
778-2261.
OPEN SUNDAY 1 4 Island Village condo with spa-
cious kitchen and delightfully decorated. Visil Yvonne
Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream at 4255 Gulf Dr. unit 216.
778-7777.
OPEN SUNDAY 1 4, 519 77th St. Come by boat or
car to see this great 3BR Island residence on sailboat
canal. Sandy Greiner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
A HAPPY HUSBAND is one with a 3 car garage and a
boathouse on a wide canal! A 4BR/2.5BA home of clas-
sic design is also included in the package. Call Sandy
Greiner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
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, 1BR down, seawalled, garage. Fantastic
view, recently updated. $175,000. 778-7980.
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA BUILDING LOT w/view across from
beach. Will work with Realtors, owner has plans.
$119,900.778-5842.
PENTHOUSE ON SAILBOAT water, 3BR/3BA, 2080
sq. ft., tennis, pool, recreation room, clubhouse, cov-
ered parking, security lobby. New carpet, tile, paint,
fans. $139,900. 794-8961.
POSITIVE CASH FLOW. Now is the time to buy this
4BR/3.5BA Island duplex. Great for young family or
investor. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream Realty.
778-7777.
LOT FOR SALE Anna Maria. 309 S. Bay Blvd. 65' x
100' lot. Spectacular view of Tampa Bay & Skyway
Bridge. $126,000. Phone (813) 778-4363.
CHARGE IT- The Islander Bystander accepts
MasterCard and Visa for subscription orders and
classified advertising. Just give us a call 941-778-
7978 or fax 778-9392.


Charles D. Tuppen III, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
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I day, a week, or a vacation is with
a massage by Charlie.
by appointment only 778-7478
S. Home or Office visits available.
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informally
5 Short intakes
10 Stringent
15 Diplomacy
19 Noted Mideast
diplomat
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21 Silk-stockings
22 First name in
folk
23 1947 adventure
sequel
25 "I Can Get-
You Wholesale"
26 Part of a
knight's insignia
27 First president
of Bolivia
28 ATA
31 Vingt---
33 Masters subject
34 Like
bell-bottoms
35 Five-time Rose
Bowl winner
37 Coleridge's
"sacred river"
40 Poll amts.
44 Actor Markham
et al.
45 Leather-to-be
46 It may be rigged
47 Boodle
48 First name in
despotism
49 "-- Slew-Foot"
(1961 country
hit)

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50 Licentious one
51 Melville novel
52 Endangered
swimmer
56 Recurring
marine
phenomenon
58 I and II Timothy,
e.g.
61 A.C.C. school
62 Use an S.O.S.
63 Holiday abroad
64 Port intro
65 Juillet times
66 Calendar abbr.
67 Marion Brando's
birthplace
70 Lloyd George
contemporary
71 Orch. group
72 Loadingsite
73 Opening
between
montanas
74 Actress
Courteney
75 Egg white
77 Part of XXX
78 Peevish
80 Des-
82 Base
85 Opposite of a
wrinkle
remover?
86 Fix, as the sails
88 Moo goo--
pan
89 "Glass Bell"
writer
90 Whaler's
direction
91 Noted
paperback
publisher


92 It builds int.
93; Broadcast
preparation
96 To be, in old
New Orleans
97 Hogshead
98 Flyspeck
99 Beethoven
dedicatee
100 Slimeball
102 Ending with
road
104 AFORE-
THOUGHT
112 Late Ford
115 "Pogo"
character Wiley

116 "L.A. Law"
lawyer
117 Most gracious
119 PartofC.C.U.
120 Gin drink
121 "You're--
talk!"
122 Suffix with Dixie
123 Children's
author Howard
124 Lucy's colorer
125 Plus
126 "- silly
question..."
DOWN
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2 Arab name part
3 OUTTIME
4 Show contempt
for
5 Ref. book
6 "Take -"
("Congrats!")
7 Evening at La
Scala
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10 Murder mystery
suspect
11 Start of some
cloud names
12 Jazz phrase
13 Hold back
14 Goethe title
15 Island south of
Wilson's
Promontory
16 Stephen
Dedalus, in a
Joyce title
17 Parsing subject
18 Mel and family
24 Coup de -
(gunshot): Fr.
29 Hero's tale
30 Work of Horace
32 BRAND
35 Vote --down
(decide by
ballot)
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38 After II P.M.
39 Con Ed
watchdog
41 Nav. officers
42 AND A FOR A
43 Hot
44 CUFF
50 Brooklyn sch.
53 FOUR OFTI t[E
EARTH
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55 Isn't now
57 Get the show on
the road
59 Hailstone size
60 Michael Costa
oratorio
65 Morales of "La
Bamba"


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Brooklyn
69 In (het up)
70 Actor Chaney
72 (;rp. for Mr.
Novak
74 Actress Barbara
76 Don't keep up
79 Role for Gielgud
80 Cons' cons
81 Locus


83 Cordial
84 Closet items
87 "The Loco-
Motion" girl
92 Whence the line
"Let freedom
ring!"
93 Service
component
94 It's named for
the Duke of
York


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(50's drama
series)
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Israeli place
names
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way
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courtroom
drama


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108 Huckleberry or
Mickey
109 Prefix with
phone
110 Signals
111 Collectible
illustrator
113 Author Dinesen
114 SingerJames
118 Dram of liquor,
in Britain


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BAYFRONT-CAGED POOL $395,000
3BR/2BA home ailh gorgeous ,iew f 0
iniracoaslal walerway Pad & boai davils on
canal side Cul.de.sac Very piivale Large lot
Call Helen While 778-2261 eves "''- E.9 .


ISLAND FOURPLEX $340,000 -4 rce 2BA/
1 5BA IOnrouses Stps Io beacr Pr,.ale
courtyards 30.<30 commrron Sunride.:. on ro:ol
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CANALFRONT HOME $289,000 Lo..-el
Key Royale 3BR/2 5BA home Mo've in co.ndi-
lton flower seawall and dock lanai lIan
sprinkler Eas 1 to showt Hurryl Illck Paltlos
778.2261 or rthI,. at Nile 778.4612


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Hoilrrmt Beach L. r, in one unit and reni rhe
Olher I'.O Call E.-In Mili:hell 8- Z1778.22' e.e
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BRADENTON BEACH HOUSE $144,000
2BR/2BA immaculate residence on large well
landscaped lot with many quality cuslom fea-
lures To see this beauty. please call Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261


BAY & LAGOON VIEWS $114,900 Sun
tbo, B .ay t sibul, 'BR;;'BA lurnie, furnished
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Your
choice 1124. C:O $150E CO Three 2BR/2BA con-
dos in des.rable Wesibay Poini & M.ooings and
one 3BR/2BA condo Enroy Island hlleslele' Call
Dick Marer r Dave Jornes fot rrire rnformalior
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SMARTIN Open Six Days a Week
MARTIN i 202 77th St Holmes Beach $89.999 ANNUAL RENTALS

SalBrker 517 South Drive. Anna Mara .. 137 500
'Salesman *:-BR2eA FerPen:c Ba, Clutb Pool 5.' rr e K
I794-0049 I | 4000B Gull of Mexico Dr.. LBK..... 150.000 32 Horre Braderon.l $90' r,
| 4000B Gull of Mexico Dr LBK 325.000 -' H,:mTe PO..I C:r, CDreI Pa3,rc.nI IE(':, rrn

107 Bay Blvd.. Anna Maria ...... 395.000 Now Booking
Paul and his wife Gilda moved to this 517 Blue Heron Anna Maria 500.000 1996 Seasonal
area 12 years ago from Ohio Paul has Renlals from $1 300/mo
been in real estate for the past 12 years 17th S & Gull Dr .. 950.000 1 t f .
and is a graduate of the REALTOR Insti- Julie Call (941) 778-6665 or
tute. Paul s a member of the Neal & -T - ..- Toll Free 800-749-6665
Neal. REAITORS million dollar club. ' \ ",:


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