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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Resort tax overage already spoken for


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Island officials appear to be spinning their wheels by
requesting that a portion of the surplus in resort tax col-
lections be returned to the cities for beach-related projects.
The funds have already been earmarked for other
projects, Alexandra Owen of the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitor's Bureau explained. All three
projects have received approval from the Manatee
County Commission.
Projects include developing a hurricane emergency
plan for the beach communities and entering into a coop-
erative advertising campaign with American Trans Air,

Anchorage

restaurant sold

after 10-month

vacancy
By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The 15,000-square-foot Anchorage Restaurant on
Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria -
formerly Fast Eddie's and vacant since its doors closed
last May has new owners.
Casco Bay Restaurant Group has purchased The
Anchorage for aiin undisclosed amount from Seay Bros.
Properties. The restaurant asking price was $2.2 million.
Angela and Anthony DeFeo, seafood distributors out
of Boston and Maine, are president and a director respec-
tively of the purchasing corporation. They are also in-
volved in some seafood restaurants in the Northeast.
Anthony DeFeo confirmed that they have contracted
to manage the Anna Maria Oyster Bar restaurant across
the street on the Anna Maria City Pier for Seay Bros., the
current lease holder. The Oyster Bar has remained in full
operation despite The Anchorage's closing.
Current Oyster Bay manager John Home "will be
joining our management team," DeFeo said.
A separate deal to purchase the 26,000-square-foot
Fast Eddie's in Tarpon Springs, including its extensive
docking facilities, is still under negotiation.
DeFeo was unable to pinpoint an exact opening
date for the yet-to-be-renamed Anchorage, a long-time
popular spot overlooking Tampa Bay.
"Our time frames will be pending city approvals,"
he said.
The DeFeos have sold their previous interests in
restaurants on the east coast of Florida and said they
have been anxious to give the west coast a shot.
"We're really thrilled to be here and are very much
looking forward to becoming a part of the Anna Maria
Island community," DeFeo said.
"Our main thrust will be to make our local clien-
tele happy."
Lobster lovers, take note. Effective this week, live
Maine lobster is available out at the Oyster Bar.

ANNA MARIA
HONORS CITIZENS
Carolyne.. ......
Norwood
left, accepts
her citizen's r
award from
Mayor
Dorothy
McChesney.
For more
honorees,
see inside.
Islander
Photo:
Cynthia
Finn.


Owen said. Remaining funds will be used on a marketing
plan which was underfunded in the budget.
"The hurricane emergency plan will help the beaches
recuperate after a hurricane or disaster," she noted. "If
there are no accommodations, tourists will be unable to
visit. We're developing an aggressive recovery plan, and
the key is having money in place before disaster happens."
The resort tax is a three-cent tax levied by all ho-
tels and motels in Manatee County. One-cent is ear-
marked to pay off bonds and fund the beach
renourishment project. The remaining two cents is used
to help fund the convention center in Palmetto,
McKechnie Field in Bradenton, the tourist information


Mermaids highlight
Bradenton Beach Festival
An exhibit of mermaid artwork by Island artisans
will be a highlight of the Feb. 3 and 4 festival
planned on Historic Bridge Street. This dried-flower
arrangement, the work of Rose Fleck of Anna Maria,
is reflected in the salon window. The exhibit is
located at Studio 121 hair salon at 121 Bridge
Street. Look for more information inside on the
festival and art show. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn


Bradenton Beach

goal workshop Feb. 6
Residents who want to offer their goals and wishes
for the future of Bradenton Beach should mark Feb. 6 on
their calendars.
The Bradenton Beach City Council will hold a pub-
lic workshop in city hall, beginning at 7 p.m., to "obtain
input from citizens and community leaders to assist in
establishing goals and objectives for the city in the year
ahead," according to Councilman John Kaufmann.
Items up for discussion include rescheduling city
council meetings to evening hours and abolition of ga-
rage sale fees in the city. It is open to the public.


center in Ellenton, various projects sought by the local
municipalities and advertising.
Last year the county's resort tax collections ex-
ceeded projections, and CVB Director Larry White
proposed the excess be used for media advertising, said
Holmes Beach Council Chairman Luke Courtney.
Courtney had other ideas for the money. He pro-
posed that 50 percent of the overage be used for adver-
tising and the remaining 50 percent be used for beach
enhancements such as walkovers, sun shades and piers.
"We all want to promote tourism," Owen stressed.
"We're keenly aware that our beaches are the county's
number one asset."


Attorney to draft

ordinance on

residential rental

periods
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Time will tell if the City of Holmes Beach finally
has a residential rental ordinance the council can live
with or whether the proposed ordinance will go back
to the drawing board after the Feb. 20 work session.
Following a special work session last week, coun-
cil instructed City Attorney Patricia Petruff to draft an
ordinance restricting rental periods to 30 days in the R-
1 district and seven days in the R-3 district.
They recommended splitting the R-2 district. West
of Holmes Boulevard and west of Gulf Drive between
52nd and 43rd Streets would be limited to seven-day
rentals. East of Holmes Boulevard and east of Gulf
Drive between 52nd and 43rd Streets would be limited
to two-week rentals.
There will be a grandfathering provision for shorter
rental periods if proof is provided. The grandfathering
cut-off date will be Jan.l, 1995.
Whether or not the ordinance will include a defi-
nition of rental business was left to Petruff to decide.
Prior to discussion on the issue, Council Chairman
Luke Courtney asked Petruff about the liability of
council concerning land use legislation, because the
city does not carry insurance for such liability.
Officials are not generally sued in an individual
capacity but are in an official capacity, Petruff said.
"In order to be sued in an individual capacity,
the council would have to pass a law that was either
illegal or that only affected one person adversely,"
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
CAMPAIGN INTERVIEWS........................... 4
O pinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ............................. .... 7
Stir-it-up .......................... ........................ 19
Streetlife ..................................................... 24
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 26
Crossword puzzle....................................... 36
Anna Maria candidates forum
Wednesday, Jan. 31,
6 p.m., city hall


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


FEBRUARY 1, 1996






EI PAGE 2 0 FEBRUARY 1, 1996 m THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Chamber board agrees to move on


The board of directors of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce met in private session Jan. 25
to discuss issues surrounding the recent dismissal of
executive director Darcy Lee Marquis.
Several sources reported that board members
were "sworn to secrecy" about specifics of the emer-
gency meeting.
According to reports from sources who asked to



Look like you're

home, warns

sheriff's officer
By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The recent theft of money from an unoccupied
home in the city of Anna Maria has prompted Sgt.
Jim Tillner to issue a warning to all city and Island
residents.
Tillner heads up the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office force that watches over Anna Maria. He ad-
dressed citizens and officials at the Jan. 23 city com-
mission meeting.
He said "we can't be sure until we catch some-
one," but he is concerned that a group of four white
males brothers ranging in age from 12 years old
up to their 20s may have moved their burglary
operation from west Bradenton out onto the Island.
Tillner said the group's "MO" or mode of opera-
tion is to send the 12-year-old out as a scout for iso-
lated and/or easy-to-hit residences.
"The community needs to be very aware of a
,oung, clean-cut, single boy casing neighborhoods,"
Tillner warned.
"These guys, to date, seem to be looking for only
three things money, jewelry and guns."
Tillner urged residents to lock their homes when
going out and to leave lights, a television or radio on
to give the appearance that someone is home.
This particular group of thieves seems to strike
generally between 6 p.m. and midnight, he said.


remain unnamed, the board reached an understanding
about reasons for Marquis's removal and agreed to
implement better, full-board communication about all
matters in the future.
After serving two and a half years as the paid di-
rector, Marquis was asked for her "immediate" resig-
nation by just-installed Chamber President Bob Hinds
on Jan. 12. According to Marquis, the reason given her


by Hinds was a start-of-the-new-year "restructuring."
Hinds maintained at the Jan. 17 Chamber board
meeting that Marquis resigned on her own due to finan-
cial disappointments.
Mary Ann Brockman, a Chamber board member and
retired president of the Holmes Beach Coconuts Resort,
was named interim executive director Jan. 15. Her 90-day
appointment was affirmed by the board Jan. 17.


Bicycles
welcome
Jeff Hibbs of the Holmes
Beach Public Works
Department designed and
constructed this new
bicycle rack for city hall.
Plans are to add others
at the public works
department and at the
city's beach street ends.
This is the third incarna-
tion for the lumber. It
was first used as side-
walk forms, then it was
made into the green bus
stop benches. Now it is
being used to construct
bicycle racks. In another
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Proposed rental limits: 30 days R-1; 7 days R-3; mixed R-2


RENTALS, FROM PAGE 1
Petruff explained.
There is nothing in the new property rights legis-
lation that provides any additional liability, she said.
However, the legislation does provide a set of proce-
dures for someone who feels that a land use law inor-
dinately burdens his property.

Definition of a business
One of the issues plaguing council is determining
whether those who rent their property are conducting
a business. Conducting a business is prohibited in all
residential districts.
The city's 1993 resort housing overlay ordinance,
which established seven-day minimum rental periods
in the R-4 district, defined business as "The activity of
providing or manufacturing goods or services; in ex-
change for consideration."
Petruff said the definition was placed in the ordi-
nance by City Attorney Steve Dye at the request of
certain council members.
"Looking at this definition, I think it could be ar-
gued either way," she said. "At what point does the
rental of real estate trip over into a business? It's a gray
area. It could do with some clarification."
Dye's feeling is that annual rentals for housing
purposes are different from vacation or short-term rent-
als which provide a service, she explained. In her opin-
ion, short-term rentals are those that fit the state's re-
quirements for public lodging establishments.
Courtney said that would be properties rented more
that three times per year for periods less that 30 days.
Petruff pointed to the state's provision that renting
to persons with or without a written lease for any pe-
riod of six months or less is taxable. She suggested
using the six-month period as the dividing line between
business and housing.
Why doesn't the council just mind it's own busi-


ness? Councilman Don Maloney asked.
"If you took no action and someone made a com-
plaint, the city would be required to enforce the ordi-
nance which prohibits conducting a business in a resi-
dential district," Petruff replied. "If you only fix the
definition of a business, you'll have a prohibition on
rentals of less than six months in the R-1, R-2 and R-3
districts."

A grandfathering provision
There are many residents who took it upon them-
selves to operate a business in a residential district
without asking if it was allowed, Petruff said. However
she feels a grandfathering provision should be included
in the ordinance for those with a long history of rent-
ing within the law.
She noted that no one in the R-4 district has come
forward to qualify for grandfathering. She said that
some don't know it's required but others know it is
required and just don't do it, or they have not been fol-
lowing state inspection regulations or paying sales tax.
"When setting a grandfathering date, think about
people who have seized that window of opportunity
since you began discussing adding the rest of the dis-
tricts to the overlay ordinance," she cautioned. "Also
remember that this ordinance is not going to be adopted
for at least another six months. You could be creating
another window of opportunity."
The ordinance has been discussed since 1992,
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger noted.
Resident Gabe Simches said council should
backdate the grandfathering to January 1995, the date
on the previous draft ordinance on residential rental
periods.
Council members Carol Whitmore, Pat Geyer and
Maloney said they have no problem with that date.
Courtney said it was too far back. Councilwoman Billie
Martini was absent.


Residents speak
"When my wife and I used to vacation here, we would
come down for a week at a time," James Wickwire said.
"We didn't care who had to go to work the next day or
who had kids. We wanted to party. With the prices we
paid for our homes, if we get a tenant from hell next door,
it can ruin the neighborhood. I like a 30-day minimum."
Courtney said to cut down on such problems the
city should have a record of local contact persons for
rental properties.
David Romberger challenged the council's stance
that renting is a business and the six-month criteria for
annual rentals.
"It's one of those things people pay money for
when they buy a piece of real estate," he said. "There's
a lot of different property rights they get and you're
going to take away to some extent What bothers me is
the continuing governmental restriction of individual
liberties having to do with what people own, what they
pay for and where they live."
He said the way to deal with problem renters is
through enforcement of the laws.
"There are public policy purposes to support the
provision of housing to people who cannot afford to
buy a house," Petruff said. "The state has determined
that rental is a business if it's less than six months."
Just deal with rental periods and leave the defini-
tion of business out of the ordinance, said Romberger.
"That's a good suggestion," Petruff said. "We need
to make the distinction that long-term rentals are okay,
but I'm not sure we need to do it within the context of
the definition of business."
Frances Smith-Williams told council, "You are cre-
ating a patchwork quilt for our city. You are advertising
to the world that this is a rental community."
It is, replied Courtney.
"It's a resort area, not a rental community," Peter
Ereg said.


I





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 1, 1996 E PAGE 3 im

Anna Maria honors good citizens


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Carolyne Norwood and the late Mary Ross are the
joint recipients of the city of Anna Maria's 1995 Dis-
tinguished Citizen's Award for their outstanding con-
tributions over many years to their city and the Island.
Judy Adams, chairwoman of the Anna Maria Citi-
zens Recognition Committee, hosted an awards presen-
tation at City Hall prior to the city commission's Jan.
23 meeting. Thirty residents were on hand to honor
Norwood and Ross.
Committee members Jim Kronus, principal of the
Anna Maria Elementary School, and Ellen Marshall,
publisher of the Island's first newspaper, the Anna
Maria Key News, summarized the special qualities and
contributions of Ross and Norwood respectively.
Until her death in 1994, Ross's 21 years of tireless
volunteer efforts and business commitments "had a tre-
mendous impact in this city and on the Island as a
whole," said Kronus.
Among Ross's involvements were the Anna Maria
City Commission, the Off Stage Ladies, the elementary
school, the Island's Community Center and Chamber of
Commerce, the Friends of the Island Branch Library, the
Church of the Annunciation and the Anna Maria Histori-
cal Society. She was employed at First Union Bank.
Making reference to the garden outside Anna
Maria City Hall and the brick walk outside the Island
Players Theatre, Kronus said, "Mary's legacy will al-


ways last. She will always be with us."
Norwood attended the presentation with her hus-
band George and their daughter Linda.
Marshall read one of Norwood's own literary
pieces, an autobiographical account of "pulling up
stakes" in Maryland in 1956 and moving to the Island,
"a place in a state [they'd] never even visited."
While raising her four children, Norwood became
active in the community, especially at Roser Memorial
Community Church.
She later worked for realtor Gertrude Blassingame
as a bookkeeper, became a stringer for the St. Peters-
burg Times and was the editor of The Sarasota Herald-
Tribune's women's page. For 20 years, Norwood also
wrote a widely read column, "Island Happenings," in
both of Don Moore's weekly newspapers, The Islander
and later The Island Sun.
A 1990 discussion with current Islander Bystander
reporter Pat Copeland led to the 1993 formation of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society, of which Norwood
was the first president, the opening of the society's histori-
cal museum and the staging of a spectacular 1994 centen-
nial celebration. She also co-chaired last October's first
Anna Maria Fall Homecoming celebration.
"Norwood's personality and perseverance serve as
a model to all of us," said Marshall.
In accepting an engraved pewter plate, Norwood said
husband George and all of the members of the Historical
Society deserve the credit for anything she has accom-


Stephens announces reelection plans


Manatee County Commissioner Stan Stephens has
announced plans to seek reelection to his District 3 seat
this fall.
Stephens' district includes Anna Maria Island and
northwest Bradenton.
He was first elected to the commission in 1992 and
has served as chairman of the board for three years.
"It's through forward-thinking leadership that
Manatee County has been on the cutting edge when
dealing with water, re-use water, solid waste, libraries
and public safety," Stephens, a Republican, said.


He pointed to improvements including reclaimed
water for urban and agricultural irrigation, economic
growth, affordable housing, better communication, new
libraries, two new parks added to the county and an eco-
nomically sound civic center as some of the accomplish-
ments in Manatee County in the past three years.
"The past three years have been both challenging
and rewarding," he said.
Stephens added he "stands ready to meet the chal-
lenges of the county government through a commitment
to efficient, cost-effective responsible leadership."


polished. "I never could have done it without you."
Ross's and Norwood's names have been added to
the list of distinguished Anna Maria citizens engraved
on a memorial plaque that hangs year-round in the
commission chambers.


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Candidate profiles for


Feb. 13 Anna Maria City election


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City's 1,524 voters will have the op-
portunity to go to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 13, to elect
a mayor and fill three of the four city commission seats.
Incumbent Mayor Dorothy McChesney and Vice
Mayor Chuck Shumard are vying for the two-year
mayoral position.
Five residents are running for the three commission
seats. They are incumbents Doug Wolfe and Max
Znika, Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom
Turner and first-time candidates Elaine Burkly and
Robert McElheny.
The top two vote-getters in the commission race
will take office for two years. The third highest vote-
getter will fill the one year remaining in the spot va-
cated by Mark Ratliff last September.
As an aid to Anna Maria voters, The Islander By-
stander offers the following profiles of each candidate.
Candidates provided their personal and professional
backgrounds and then answered a short list of questions
during an individual interview. Profiles are positioned
alphabetically.

FOR MAYOR
Dorothy Q. McChesney
Dorothy McChesney,
64, served as city commis-
sioner from 1993 to 1995
and was elected to the
mayor's seat last year.
She has been a visitor
to the Island since 1957 and
moved to Anna Maria 10
years ago with husband
Roy. An Ohio native,
McC esney McChesney was a speech
Mchesneyand drama major at Ohio


Wesleyan University and is a professional actress, di-
rector and acting teacher.
McChesney's civic affiliations include Roser Me-
morial Community Church and the Chapel Players,
Save Anna Maria, the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society, the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island and the
Island Players.
She serves as the Anna Maria representative on the
Island Transportation Planning Organization, the
Manasota League of Cities, the Florida League of Cit-
ies, Keep Manatee Beautiful, the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce and the Manatee County Economic Initia-
tive Steering Committee.
McChesney said her major accomplishments in the
last year were helping preserve the unique quality of
life in Anna Maria, encouraging citizen participation in
city government, helping to fight the proposed Anna
Maria Island "mega-bridge" and lobbying for county
and city resolutions against the taking of live shellfish.
Her top three goals for Anna Maria in the near future
are continuing efforts to preserve the quality of life, con-
tinued encouragement of citizen participation in civic and
government affairs and infrastructure improvements, in-
cluding drainage problems, sidewalk repair and replace-
ment, and street maintenance and repair.
McChesney says the one personal quality that
makes her the best candidate for mayor is "leadership."
One aspect of her professional background that makes
her the best candidate is her "ability as a communica-
tor." Among Islandwide issues of importance to
McChesney are transportation, including the proposed
bridge and bicycle paths; whether her city chooses to
move forward to become part of the beach-restoration
project; and drainage.
In regard to the beach-renourishment referendum,
McChesney is concerned about the vulnerability of
Anna Maria's beachfront. She says "putting more sand
between us and the Gulf" is good protection for the
health, welfare and safety of Anna Maria citizens.


Chuck Shumard
Chuck Shumard, 71, is completing his first two-
year term as commissioner and has served as vice
mayor for the past year. Previously he served on the
code enforcement board for two years and was a plan-
ning commission member
Sfor four years. He is an 18-
year city resident.
An Illinois native,
Shumard served in the U.S.
Marine Corps for three
years during World War II.
S' A graduate of the University
of Illinois, Shumard worked
for Sears, Roebuck & Co.,
Shumard for 30 years, managing five
stores during the last 22
years.
Shumard's civic affiliations include active mem-
bership in Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch for 11
years, serving as Turtle Watch director for the last five
years. He has served on the Board of Religious Educa-
tion and the Board of Trustees of Roser Church.
Shumard says his contributions while in city gov-
ernment include "working hard to hold the growth of
the community to what we want," five years of direct
input into the amending and codification of the city's
land development regulations and the fulfillment of his
campaign promise to be "a voice of the citizens."
Shumard's top three goals for Anna Maria in the
near future are to aggressively address the drainage
problems, to keep moving forward on road work and
to cultivate a bikepath program including a search for
grant monies.
Shumard says the one personal quality that makes
him the best candidate for mayor is his "better manage-

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of his professional background that makes him the best
candidate is more than 22 years of management and
administration experience.
Among important Islandwide issues, says
Shumard, are whether or not his city will become in-
volved in the beach-restoration project, drainage
project and opposition to "solidifying the three cities'
police forces."
Regarding beach renourishment, Shumard says he
is personally opposed but will act on citizens' wishes.
He believes that sand lost in last year's "worst hurri-
cane season will be back" and fears for the lack of "the
quality" of the sand in a renourishment project.

FOR COMMISSION

Elaine Burkly
Elaine Burkly, 61, and her husband Alfred settled
permanently in Anna Maria 18 months ago after four
years of part-time residency. She has lived in Connecti-
cut, Rhode Island and Mas-
sachusetts.
A music-education
graduate of Boston Univer-
sity, with administration
certification from Fitchburg
State University, Burkly is a
. retired teacher, school sys-
tem department head and di-
rector of fine arts. She con-
Burkly tinues to work as a profes-
sional choral director, solo-
ist and voice teacher.
Burkly is a member of Save Anna Maria, the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society and the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island and has served on the Anna
Maria Homecoming Committee and the Gulf Boule-
vard citizens committee.
She has taught a summer theater workshop for chil-
dren through the Chapel Players at Roser Church, has
performed as a soloist and acted as choral master for
the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Cho-
rus, directed musicals for the Chapel Players and the


Artists Guild and started an adult repertory singers
group.
Burkly's near-future goals for Anna Maria include
preserving the city's residential lifestyle, pursuing a
bike path sooner than the year 2000, investigating resi-
dents-only beach parking, keeping a line on taxes and
the budget, road and drainage management, restoring
harmony at city meetings and encouraging more citi-
zens to participate.
Burkly says the one personal quality that makes her
the best candidate is her "extremely strong organiza-
tional and administrative skill." She says the one aspect
of her professional background that makes her the best
candidate is her experience as an administrator dealing
with budgets, staffing and curriculum development.
Islandwide issues of importance to Burkly include
the pursuit of a bike path, road safety, working with the
other two city councils to fight the proposed bridge and
the growth of cultural and other programs for children.
Regarding beach renourishment, Burkly said, "I
feel very strongly that it's not a campaign issue. The
commission needs to hear the voice of the people."
Should Anna Maria be included in the beach protection
program, Burkly said she hopes the city would try to
"somehow keep control."

Robert F. McElheny
Robert McElheny, 48, is a Florida native who spent
his childhood in Coral
Gables and Miami. He and
his wife Bonny bought
property in Anna Maria
seven years ago. They
moved here permanently
three and a half years ago
S- -" and McElheny said he be-
gan attending city commis-
A sion meetings on a regular
basis at that time.
McElheny An education gradu-
ate of the University of Ten-
nessee, McElheny taught school for three years, man-
aged a Firestone store for three years, spent one year
with Allstate Insurance and for the past 19 years has
been with Abraham Chevrolet in Tampa where he is
general manager.


He is in his 12th year as a member of the Erwin
Technical School Advisory Board in Hillsborough
County and has been chairman for five years. He also
works on the St. Jude Miracle Ball benefit committee
in Tampa.
McElheny lists his top three goals for the near fu-
ture in Anna Maria as drainage and stormwater man-
agement, beach renourishment and maintaining the
ambience of Anna Maria while "still addressing the
modern issues."
He also considers the bridge issue of importance to
the city "even though it seems to be decided." He be-
lieves it is still important to pursue the idea of a third
bridge to Longboat Key "which would probably ben-
efit all of us more than a new bridge here."
McElheny says the one personal quality that makes
him the best candidate is his "common sense." Of his pro-
fessional background, McElheny stresses his past and
present management experience and a knowledge of "how
to reach satisfactory solutions for all parties involved."
Islandwide topics of importance to McElheny in-
clude drainage solutions, infrastructure issues includ-
ing roads and bridges, beach protection and the pursuit
of Jet-ski regulations.
Regarding the beach renourishment referendum,
McElheny said, "We definitely need to try to be part of
the beach renourishment project, but ultimately it's not
what I stand for it's what the community wants." He
said there is "a need to protect those people on the
beach" and that "the real issue is how many little
storms that eat away at our beach we can weather."

Thomas P. Turner
Tom Turner, 72, has been chairman of the Anna
Maria Planning and Zoning Board for two years and was
chairman of the code enforce-
ment board from 1988 to
1993. This is the third timehe
has run for a commission
'" seat He and his wife
Angeline have owned prop-
erty in Anna Maria since
1969 and have been perma-
nent residents for 12 years.
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Forums to festivals
From festivals to forums, the upcoming week prom-
ises to be exciting for Islanders.
Wednesday (Jan. 31) will be The Islander
Bystander's Anna Maria City election forum at Anna
Maria City Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. for mixing and
mingling, with the forum beginning at 6:30.
It's a good opportunity to visit with your neighbors
and hear what the candidates have to say about parking,
beaches, drainage and other city problems.
We're particularly anxious to hear about Commis-
sioner Doug Wolfe's plans to secede from Manatee
County. See you there.
This weekend on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach,
the Fourth Annual Bridge Street Festival is "happening."
Arts, crafts, entertainment, food, beer and a nighttime street
dance are just some of the features of the weekend's fes-
tivities. We hope to see you there, too.
Something from nothing (sort of)
Bay biologists are working on an interesting con-
cept to increase productivity of local waters. As Bob
Ardren points out in this week's "Outdoor Perspectives"
column, page 26, artificial seawall reefs are being devel-
oped for waterfront homeowners interested in providing
a home for small fish and other critters.
The idea is to create little "critter condos" at the
base of seawalls in the bays and canals. Barnacles and
other stuff will grow on the devices --helping filter the
water and critters will hang around 'em because of
the protection from predators.
Similar artificial reef systems have been discussed
for the Sarasota Bay area for at least 20 years. We
watched biologists pull one up a while back from under
a dock at a marina where most people believed the wa-
ter quality appalling and critter potential hopeless. Sev-
eral hundred tiny crabs and shrimp scurried across the
dock and back into the water.
They really do work. We'll keep you apprised of
costs and availability as "development" continues.
Lack of communication
We can only offer the apologies of the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation's new public information director,
Gene O'Dell, for the failure to communicate with Island-
ers on the recent three-night closure of the Cortez Bridge.
In spite of the fact that we have ardently reported
DOT issues for more than three years, Mr. O'Dell pleads
innocent he's only been" on the job two months.
We've seen DOT go through P.R. people like water
through a sieve. O'Dell said maybe lack of information
is why they're gone.
Oh well. The good news is, he went on to say the work
is "basically completed. There may not be anything but
painting left to do." And he said there shouldn't be any
more complete closures, or lack of notice when there are
closures, like last week. We'll look forward to that.



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Director sham shames chamber
Whose idea was it to get rid of Darcy Lee Marquis,
executive director of the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce?
I find it difficult to fault the newly installed Presi-
dent Bob Hinds. He wouldn't dare.
It remains a mystery.
Brockman, who replaces Marquis, will receive a
salary of $198 less per year than Marquis. A real eco-
nomical move.
Marquis didn't deserve the kangaroo court. She
was an asset to the chamber.
What next?
E. M. Parquet, Holmes Beach

Use complex money
to help our children
Editor: This letter was addressed to Holmes Beach
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
I have been an Island resident for 12 years and a
resident of Holmes Beach for over five years. I have a
young son who attends the fourth grade at Anna Maria
Elementary.
I am very active in the school's PTO as well as the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. As you may be
able to deduce, I am very pro-children and support
every activity that keeps them "out of trouble," and "off
the streets."
The following letter will express my point of view
in regard to the proposed Holmes Beach City Complex
using the increase in sales tax for education.
When the idea was initially proposed, I attended a
meeting held at city hall to show my support for this
project. The sales tax was approved by voters, but re-
gretfully not all of it is to be used to enhance our
children's education.
Several cities, Holmes Beach among them, decided
to retain a portion of this income. Holmes Beach stated
that the money was needed for "infrastructure."
The idea didn't seem that bad when we were talk-
ing about drainage. It troubles me when I see children
riding their bikes to school through big puddles of
water.
The idea didn't seem that bad when we were talk-


ing about additional sidewalks. It would be safer to
walk, skate, or ride a bike if all the main streets had
sidewalks.
The idea didn't seem that bad when we were talk-
ing about renovating the baseball field behind city hall.
After all we took the money way from education but
we were giving it back to our youth and our commu-
nity in terms of a better, safer place to live but to
build a new city hall complex is an absolutely outra-
geous idea.
For the last three months, I have been attending a
series of meetings sponsored by the School Board of
Manatee County. We have been dealing with the over-
crowding in our schools. Our schools are bursting at the
seams and we don't have enough money to build new
schools to accommodate the growth of this county. We
barely have enough money to rent a portable classroom
and hire a new teacher so we can keep our class size to
an overflowing 27 students.
And you are talking of building a new city hall
complex with the "sales tax for education"?
I invite you to go by the school. One whole wing
was diagnosed as having "sick room syndrome." We
had to vacate four classrooms and relocate teachers and
students in portables. These portables are located right
on top of the baseball field. Baseball season is just
around the corner. Where are these children supposed
to practice? Not at school, that's for sure, because the
field does not exist.
Why not take some of the money the sales tax
for education is providing Holmes Beach and recon-
dition the baseball field with proper grass, proper
light, etc. Why not use some of the money to recon-
dition the sidewalks or work on our storm water
drainage problem. There are so many constructive
thing we can do. Let's not waste it on a new city hall
complex.
Millie Torres, Holmes Beach
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 5, Will Bean's Dream
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WILL BEAN'S BALLYHOO


To herald the grand opening of his
resort slated for May 1, 1911, Will
Bean, son of Anna Maria Island's first
settler, came out with an illustrated
folder a classic piece of Florida bal-
lyhoo. Here is the first half of the first
advertisement for Anna Maria Island:
By George Wilhelm Bean
President, Anna Maria Beach Co.

Introduction. This booklet, with its
pictures and descriptive matter, is but a
feeble attempt to give you an idea of the
beauties and attractiveness of Anna Maria
Beach the place destined to be the
greatest year-round resort city in Florida.

Anna Maria Beach is situated on
the northern half of Anna Maria Key, a
key some six miles long by half a mile
wide on the north end. The key forms
the outer barrier of the southern section
of Tampa Bay, and its natural beauty
was so striking that "Fernando (sic)
DeSoto, the famous Spanish discoverer,
named it in honor of his beautiful sister
Donna Anna Maria." (There's not a
shred of evidence for this claim. Ed.)
The United States Government re-
served and has erected forts on Mullet
and Egmont Keys. It has also reserved
Passage Key, a rookery on which myri-
ads of sea birds rear their young. This
eliminates these islands as resorts or
play grounds for the public, and the only
other island with a similarly advanta-
geous location is Anna Maria Key. And
only the north end of this island has the
location, depth of ,water, elevation and
other natural advantages that are neces-
sary for the making of a high-class all-
the-year-round resort.
Bathing. Anna Maria Beach has
two beautiful, wide, white sandy
beaches, one on the Gulf side and one on
the Bay side, an advantage not enjoyed
by any other resort in this section of
Florida. The bathing is superb, the wa-
.ter is clear, transparent, pure and salt as
water can be, the bottom as hard and
smooth as a floor. On the Bay side there
is no surf, and is an ideal play ground for
children; on the Gulf side there is
enough surf to make bathing interesting
and enjoyable; not a suspicion of under-
tow, absolutely safe for unattended
women and children bathers.
Fishing. The popular location of
Anna Maria Beach on Passage Key Pass
and the channel leading to the sheltered
fishing grounds of Palma Sola Bay and
Manatee River, make its waters teem with
many of the 600 varieties of fish found in
Florida waters; it is the home of the Tar-
pon, the famous Florida "Silver King,"
and proud is the disciple of Izaak Walton
when he has landed one, especially if he
has entered for the cup and followed the
sportsman's rule of the game, which gives
the royal gamester a fighting chance
against the skill of his adversary.
In addition to the Tarpon, there are
in abundance King Fish, Sea Bass,
Spanish Mackerel, Red Fish, Black
Fish, Grouper, Mangrove Snapper,
Sheepshead and a multitude of other
delicious edible fishes, as well as
Stone Crabs, Clams, Scallops and
other Shell Fish. From the docks on
Anna Maria Beach thousands of
pounds of fish have been caught this
summer with rod and reel and


Six-footer Will Bean featured himself in
his 1911 promotional booklet with a
Silver King almost as large as he was.
handlines, and fishermen predict that
the long dock, 770 feet, will become
the greatest fishing place in Florida.
Boating. In no place on the face of
the earth does all nature smile more
kindly on the boatman than in these
waters. Think of a winter's day in Janu-
ary if you please, with a deep blue sky
overhead, golden sunshine pouring
down, a balmy breeze gently rippling
the most beautiful waters of every tint,
from the deepest blue. Think of these
conditions for days on end, with shel-
tered harbors here and there, and you
have a picture of boating opportunities
at Anna Maria Beach.
* *
Somehow in traveling from my
computer to the newspaper's computer,
last week's column .got sabotaged.
Famed merchant John Wanamaker,
whom I mentioned as a Tampa Bay
habitu6 of the early 1900s, became a
"little old" Winemaker, of all things. I
think Wanamaker would have taken
the error in good humor, judging from
this tale I read some place.
Seems Wanamaker, an avid tarpon
fisherman, invited his guide to visit
him in Philadelphia. The Florida
Cracker, who always went barefoot,
bought a pair of shoes for the occasion.
But while Wanamaker was showing
him the sights along Bond Street he
confessed, "These shoes are killing me
- I got to take them off." "Mine are
bothering me, too," said Wanamaker,
shedding his boots. And the two con-
tinued their walk barefoot as other pe-
destrians gaped.
That's class.

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CANDIDATES, FROM PAGE 5
An Indiana native, Turner served in the U.S. Air
Force for 23 years and spent 20 years in property and
casualty insurance including eight years as a claims
manager.
Turner's civic affiliations include the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society, the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program and Elks Lodge No. 1511.
He is the four-year chairman of the Anna Maria
Advisory Development Committee, chaired the alco-
hol beverage committee in the late 1980s and is a
member of the committee that reviews applications
for new city employees and of the citizens recogni-
tion committee.
Of his accomplishments in city government,
Turner cites his years as planning and code board chair-
man, his efforts over the past years to rewrite and up-
date the city's land development regulations and his
success through the advisory development committee
in obtaining two grants that paid half the cost of devel-
oping the city's Historical Park.
Turner's top three goals for the city in the near
future are drainage, unifying the commission and con-
trolling expenses.
Turner says the one personal quality that makes
him the best candidate is the timehe he has devoted over
many years on various committees and boards. "I am
completely familiar with the city's problems and where
we should go with building restrictions and so forth."
Of his professional background, Turner says his
military career and 20 years in management enabled
him "to be familiar with budgeting processes and hu-
man relations."
Islandwide issues of importance to Turner are
drainage, "especially in Holmes Beach," and opposi-
tion to unifying the three police forces. "It would be too
expensive, especially initially, for Anna Maria."
Of the beach renourishment referendum, Turner
said, "I'll endorse whatever the outcome of the refer-
endum is."

Douglas C. Wolfe
Doug Wolfe, 61, has been a city commissioner
for five years, including one year as vice mayor, and
previously served on the code enforcement board.


He and his wife Peggy have lived in Florida for 27
years and in Anna Maria the last 18 years.
A New York native, Wolfe holds bachelor of
science and master of arts
degrees from New York
University in school busi-
ness administration and su-
j pervision. He is a graduate
of the U.S. Naval Air
S -' Academy, with two years
Br of active duty. He is a
former assistant superin-
tendent of schools in New
Wolfe York and is retired from
the Manatee County
school system.
Wolfe's civic affiliations include being a mem-
ber and past president of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island and the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society. He currently serves on the board of direc-
tors of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce.
Of his accomplishments in city government,
Wolfe said, "I'm not an I/me person. I don't accom-
plish anything as an individual. It takes all of us
working together aa body." He cited his efforts to
obtain sidewalk funding.
Wolfe's top three goals for Anna Maria in the near
future include drainage "for the rest of our lifetime," a
good sidewalk layout including clearing up rights of
way and "whatever concerns the citizens have."
The one personal quality that Wolfe says makes
him the best candidate is his "knowledge of govern-
ment." The one aspect of his professional back-
ground that qualifies him, Wolfe said, is his 25 years
of experience as an administrator.
On important Islandwide issues, Wolfe said he
advocates the secession of the three cities from
Manatee County through the state legislative process
and the formation of Anna Maria County. He said
the Island generates huge revenues and receives too
little in return. "It's time for us to stop going hat in
hand as a weak stepsister. It's time we had a voice."
Of the beach renourishment referendum, Wolfe
said, "Personally, I see no need for it. But if the citi-
zens approve it, we'll move in that direction."


Max Znika
Max Znika, 69, is a seven-year city commis-
sioner who was appointed last October to fill Com-
missioner Mark Ratliff's
vacated seat. He has
f. served as vice mayor and
interim mayor and lost the
1995 mayor's race to
S- McChesney. He is a
former two-year chairman
of the code enforcement
board. He and his wife
Dorothy have lived in
Anna Maria since 1982.
Znika An Indiana native,
Znika attended Indiana
University, studying business management, budget
planning and personnel. He is the retired owner and
manager of Dairy Rich Foods in Indiana, a family-
owned business with 51 employees and annual sales
totalling $6-8 million. He is a former three-year
manager of the Manatee County Public Beach.
Znika's civic affiliations include the Elks, Ma-
sons and the Rotary. He is a past president of the
Anna Maria Island Civic Association, a former
board member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce and the Island Hurricane Volunteer Pro-
gram and has worked with Adopt-A-Family, the
Island's needy-family program and migrant assis-
tance programs.
Of his major accomplishments in city service,
Znika cites fiscal management including saving
money with purchases, initiating inventory control
programs and savings on the cost of insurance. He
also notes his success with the city's recycling pro-
gram.
Znika's top goals for Anna Maria in the near fu-
ture are sidewalks and bike paths, a tree program to
protect citizens from the dangers of the city's 600-
plus Australian pines, a master drainage plan and
completion of the land development regulations pro-
posals.
The one personal quality Znika says makes him
the best candidate is his commitment as a full-time
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Loveland gives county government a good name


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
About four years ago, administrators of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center instituted strict paper-
trail requirements for participants in its more than 40
programs and services.
Parents moaned, adult enrollees thought the absent/.
present lists and registration forms a big-time bother
and staff members sometimes groaned at the stacks of
files and the levels of time and patience needed to keep
them up.
"It's the county. They say we have to do this," was
the sometime response from the office.
That strict paper trail is all in order at the Center to
this day. And it's part of the reason the Center is a con-
sistent winner in its annual requests for funding from
the Manatee County Community Services Department.
The Center, like the Community Services Depart-
ment, is accountable. Where the money goes and whom
it services are questions that have documented answers.
At the helm of the Community Services Depart-
ment is Islander Fred Loveland of Anna Maria.
He's the husband of beloved Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School teacher Maureen, father of Jessica and
Sarah, brother-in-law of another Island teacher, Kathy
Granstad, and son-in-law of Agnes and George Tooker
of Holmes Beach.
Loveland smiles easily. He is soft-spoken and well
respected by his 55 employees, the staff and heads of
the multitude of agencies he oversees and his elected
bosses the Manatee County Commission.
And he's got a special rapport with all ages and
socio-economic ranges of people from the very
young to the elderly and those on both sides of the law.
His department manages services for more than 5,000
people a year.

CANDIDATES, FROM PAGE 8
commissioner. The one aspect of his professional
background that counts, says Znika, is his "business
experience."
Islandwide issues important to Znika are a three-
city drainage program and the dredging of the Anna
,Maria basin.
Of the beach renourishment referendum, Znika
said, "We brought it to a head instantly by placing
it on the ballot. If you compare it to the bridge issue,
we're not going to putz around. The bridge should
have been on the ballot long ago."








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the clerk's director of internal audit.
Loveland is responsible for dispensing about $16
million a year, including $3 million in Children's Services
Tax revenues. An audit of his department from July 1,
1994, to Sept. 30, 1995, came up smelling like roses.
Community Services provides programs and re-
sources for senior citizens, adults, children and com-
munity agencies; operates the probation program for
misdemeanor court cases and pretrial release programs
for misdemeanor and felony cases; and offers services
and guidance about benefits to military veterans and
their dependents.
Orienti said Loveland's is the best department the
county has.
Shore congratulated Loveland and his staff "for
having achieved a high degree of efficiency and opera-
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In what he said was the most complimentary audit
letter he's written in 20 years at his job, Shore also said,
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Bradenton, Loveland praises his staff for the praises
heaped on the department.
"Their follow-up and dedication is tremendous."
A native of Bay Head, N.J., Loveland and his wife
followed the Tookers down to the Island in 1976.
"Maureen had a virus that turned out to be Jessica,
delaying our departure, and we never left," he remem-
bers.
Loveland has been with the county all of those 20
years, starting out as a probation officer. He became
head of the probation department in 1981 and chief of
Community Services in 1989.
He maintains daily enthusiasm for his job and is
constantly energized by the results of the programs
funded and the stories he hears directly and indirectly
from the people, the agencies and the centers.
Long days are part of the job. And on the days
Loveland must appear before the county commission
he feels rewarded.
"It's a great feeling," he says, "to go before the
board and be able to communicate objectively and to
know you were understood."
It's a great feeling, too, to be accountable. To pro-
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A hundred and some years ago, Abraham Lincoln
called for the devotion of all Americans to see that
government of the people, by the people and for the
people would not perish from the earth. Unfortunately,
it appears that only "of the people" has survived.
If we are to have a government "by the people,"
then people have to become more involved in govern-
ment. More and more that involvement doesn't seem
to be the case.
In last year's Holmes Beach election, for instance,
less than 18 percent of the registered voters visited the
polls; more than 82 percent stayed away. Still, 100
percent of the voters is being governed by those of us
elected by that minority and each of us by only
some of that 18 percent.
While I was pleased to be one of the winners, I
was disappointed that such a small portion of the elec-
torate cared about who would run their city's govern-
ment. I was anxious to find out why, so I took a little
poll of my own. When I asked why, the same answer
came up in one form or another every time: "What
difference would it make?"
In the less-than-one-year that I've sat on the coun-
cil, it's made a lot of differences. To name just a few:
a new budget was approved, capital expenditures for
the next five years have been planned, it was decided
that a new city hall complex was overdue, the T-end
canal problem was settled, and many more ordinances
and resolutions were both voted for and against. It,
indeed, made a difference.
While staying away from the polls endangers
chances of government "by the people," staying away
from council meetings helps erase any chances of
government "for the people." At only one meeting
since last March do I recall council chambers being
standing room only.
But I do remember more than one letter to the
editor from citizens objecting to one council action or
another, actions that were taken at a meeting that the


letter writers didn't take time to attend to express their
opinions.
It's difficult to be sure you're giving the folks what
they want if you have no idea what pleases them. Not
a single decision has been made by council until pub-
lic opinion was invited invited, that is, at council
meetings, not in the letters to the editor.
Regular council meetings are held the first Tues-
day evening of every month, meetings where decisions
are made, votes cast and ordinances and resolutions
approved or rejected. On every third Tuesday, work
sessions are held to discuss subjects which could re-
quire council action. The public is welcome at all meet-
ings. Agendas which you can add to are available
at city hall on Friday afternoons before those meetings.
When citizens give up government "by the people"
by skipping elections, and give up chances for govern-
ment "for the people" when they don't contribute their
thoughts to those council discussion, all that's left is
government "of the people." That wasn't enough back
in Lincoln's time, and it's not enough now.
Those with the "What difference would it make?"
attitude that has kept them away from the polls should
reconsider the differences it has made because they
stayed away.
Another Holmes Beach election is coming up, one
that will decide a mayor and two council members.
Only you can decide who will win those seats. So come
out during the next few weeks when public meetings
are held to give candidates an opportunity to express
their platforms. Those meetings also give the public an
opportunity to express their platforms. Those meetings
also give the public an opportunity to tell the candidates
what they expect.
And then, on Tuesday, March 12, vote. On first and
third Tuesdays after that, attend meetings scheduled to
discuss topics in which you have an interest and make
that interest known.
Only then can we make sure that government of the
people, by the people and for the people does not per-
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The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club will have a tent at the Bradenton Beach Festival, Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 3 and 4, where members and pet owners will "show off" their greyhounds to encourage the club's
adoption program through Make Peace with Animals, Inc. The Rotary display at the December Holmes
Beach arts festival resulted in the adoption of three retired racetrack hounds, with five applications now
pending. Islander Michael Advocate, a greyhound owner and Rotarian, stresses how wonderful a greyhound
is as a house pet and "they never bark." For more information, call Advocate at 778-0608. Islander Photo:
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ISLANDERS


Newlyweds make whoopee at the county fair
Anna Maria Island Community Center Program Director Scott Dell and his Dec. 30 bride Shannon
caught their breath Jan. 27 before heading off to the Thunderbolt on the midway at the Manatee County
Fair. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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Hoag obituary, not Hogue
The Islander Bystander regrets any inconvenience
caused by our error in the obituary for Katherine C.
Hoag. We incorrectly stated Robert Hogue, branch
manager of First Union Bank in Holmes Beach, was the
son of the deceased. Mr. Hogue's mother passed away
in 1976.
Mr. Hogue reported receiving several calls and
cards of sympathy and we regret any inconvenience the
error may have caused to either the Hogues or the
Katherine Hoag family.

William J. Barker
William J. Barker, 86, of Anna Maria and who
vacationed here since the'40s, died Jan. 24 at home.
Born in New York City, Mr. Barker came to Mana-
tee County from New Jersey in 1970. He was a special
education teacher in New York. He was an Episcopa-
lian.
He is survived by a special friend, Joan Franklin of
Anna Maria; and two granddaughters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Anna
Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Dr. N., Holmes
Beach, Fla. 34217.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.

Helen Anna Schumacher
Despres
Helen Anna Schumacher Despres, 89, of Warner,
N.H., and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 22 in
Pine Rock Manor, Warner.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Despres came to
Manatee County in 1970. She had been employed at


Grumman Aircraft, Long Island, N.Y., for several
years and later at Macy's, Long Island.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen Vasco of
Basking Ridge, N.J.; a sister, Anne S. Loop of St. Pe-
tersburg; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services were l iciu at w., -.. .
Home, Concord, N.H.


Arlene Ruth Kretschmar
Arlene Ruth Kretschmar, 57, of Bradenton died
Sunday at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Bradenton, Miss Kretschmar was a sci-
ence teacher at Walker Junior High School, Bayshore
Junior High School and Bradenton Middle School.
She was a guidance counselor at King Middle School
for 17 years before her retirement in 1995.
Miss Kretschmar is a member of Roser Church,
the Island Players, Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, the
Manatee County chapter of the Audubon Society,
Florida Ornithological Society and the Florida Coun-
selors Association.
She is survived by her mother, Mildred Lathrop,
and her sister, Marilyn Kretschmar, both of
Bradenton.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, at
5 p.m. at Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel,
5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, with Rev. James
Marsh officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Nature Conser-
vancy, 222 S. Westmonte Drive, Ste. 300, Altamonte
Springs, FL. 32714; Humane Society of Manatee
County, 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205; or
the Schleroderma Federation, 4019 SE 20th Place,
Cape Coral, FL 33904.


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But your friend down the street calls and talks of all the sales downtown,
So you better get dressed and out of that crummy nightgown.
And as the two of you go waltzing out the front door,
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Manatee County
humanitarian to celebrate
85th birthday
Marjorie Kinnan of Bradenton will celebrate her 85th
birthday with family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 3.
A former school teacher and guidance counselor,
Kinnan served on the Manatee County School Board
for 16 years and spearheaded many education projects
to eliminate racial inequities, and coordinated commu-
nity programs to reduce problems in the community
such as juvenile crime, teenage pregnancy, and drug
and alcohol abuse.
In 1952, Kinnan founded the Manatee Branch of
the American Association of University Women and
served as its first president. In 1987, she received the
branch unit's "Woman of Courage Award," and in
1991 was presented the "Lifetime Achievement
Award." She also persuaded the AAUW to sponsor an
ongoing Math Superstars Contest for all fourth-and
fifth-grade children in Manatee County, which is on-
going today. She still takes an active role in AAUW.
Kinnan is the mother of Harry, basketball coach at
Manatee Junior College; Joe, head football coach at
Manatee High School; and Anne, a fifth-grade teacher
at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Join The Islander Bystander in wishing Marjorie
Kinnan a very Happy Birthday.



Page one confusion
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with a page one error last week. We forgot to
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thought we'd never hear the end of it. Thank-
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Bradenton Beach Festival '96 this weekend
A kite display on the Gulf by Terri (pictured) and Gary Dingler of Wind and Snow, an aerial kite show on the
City Pier by Flash Flights, continuous live music and entertainment, fantastic foods, arts and crafts, a Satur-
day night street dance and more will be on tap from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, at the fourth annual Bradenton Beach Festival on Historic Bridge Street. For a full
schedule of events, call 778-3113. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Oops
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Bronze art at Mote
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Garden club holds sale
The Island Garden Club will hold its annual
fundraising rummage sale on Saturday, Feb: 3, on the
grounds of Anna Maria Elementary School in Holmes
Beach on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
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Holmes Beach. All-you-can-eat cost is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children. Among the cooks and servers are,
from left, David Uttendorfer, Frank Bednarz, Ben Wieclaw, George Tooker, Ken Holmes, Bill Barish and Leo
Blumhagen. For more information, call the church at 778-4769. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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Mermaid Art exhibit

opens Sunday
:' An opening reception for "Mermaid Art" the
I6 first of many monthly fun-theme exhibits featuring
local artists is planned by Ines Norman at her Stu-
dio 121 hair salon.
The reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4,
and will include mermaid punch and a large assortment
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Island Ecumenical Service,
Bunnell Award this Sunday
The Annual Ecumenical Service, sponsored by All
Island Denominations, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4,
at 3 p.m. at Roser Memorial Church in Anna Maria
City.


The speaker for this year's service will be Jon
Harder, a Christian Science lecturer and teacher. In
addition to Harder, clergy from the other Island
churches will also participate in the service.
A highlight of the service will be the presentation
of the Myron Bunnell award, given in memory of the
Rev. Bunnell who served as pastor of Harvey Memo-
rial Church and was one of the founders of All Island
Denominations.
The award is given to a member of our community
who has rendered outstanding service for the benefit of
mankind.
Members and guests of all the Island churches are
welcome to attend.

Woman's Club goes
international Feb. 7
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
its annual international covered-dish luncheon at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Mem-
bers are asked to bring table service for themselves and
their guests.
Club art committee chairwoman Dolores Harrell
will announce the blue-ribbon winners of the club's
1996 juried arts and crafts festival. Those winners will
be eligible for competition at the Florida Federation of
Woman's Clubs festival Feb. 21 in St. Petersburg.
An exhibit of Island club members' works will be
open to the public at 2 p.m. following the luncheon.
In year-end news, club members sewed and
dressed 36 holiday teddy bears for the Salvation Army


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for all the best deals on
Anna Maria Island


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Licensed by the U.S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS. 778-61


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Hendrix, Edie Marshall, Beverly Long, Kathryn
Miller, Helen Bailey, Jan Searl-Kosch, Delila Ayala,
Priscilla Seawall, Bette Carr, Ruth Leitch and Wilma
Bussey.
For Woman's Club membership information,
call President Sarah Maloney, 778-4865.

Roser to hold reception for
education coordinator
The Board of Religious Education and the Chris-
tian Education Department of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church invite the community to a reception
to honor Roy McChesney upon his retirement as
Christian education coordinator,
The reception will take place after church on
Sunday, Feb. 11, in Fellowship Hall. The church is
located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
For more details, call the church at 778-0414.

Yard sale and bingo at
Annie Silver Center
The Annie Silver Community Center in
Bradenton Beach will hold a rummage sale on Sat-
urday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and 3, at its location, 23rd
St. N. and Avenue C.,from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Items for sale will include collectibles, house-
hold goods and knickknacks with many items priced
at $1.
Don't forget, bingo is played at the center every
Thursday, including Thursday, Feb. 1, beginning at
7 p.m. with cards priced at 50 cents each.
Refreshments are available for purchase includ-
ing cake, soda and coffee.


JOSEPH V. BURKE, CPA, P.A.
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
214 54TH ST., HOLMES BEACH
778-1550

Tax & Tax Planning
Small Business Accounting
Monthly & Annual Financial Stmts.
On Anna Maria Island since 1984


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 1, 1996 0 PAGE 15 R[I


Make reservations now for
Helpmates' annual show
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron Helpmates
will hold its Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show on
Friday, Feb. 16. Reservations must by made by Friday,
Feb. 9.
The show will be held at the Bradenton Country
Club, 4646 9th Ave. W., Bradenton. Fashions will be
presented by Lily Pad Fashions of Melbourne, Fla.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron for educational purposes.
Tickets are $15 for both events and can be obtained
by calling 778-5953.

Woman's Club rummage
sale Feb. 10
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur-
day, Feb. 10, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Ways and Means Committee chairwoman Leda
Van Wormer requests that all rummage donations be
brought to the Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.
For more information, call 778-7865.

Off Stage Ladies'
sweetheart luncheon
The Off Stage Ladies, a support group for the 47-
year-old Island Players community theater, will hold a
Valentine's Day sweetheart luncheon Wednesday, Feb.
14, at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island
Road, Palmetto. A social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Ladies members are invited to bring that special
someone for a feast of pork tenderloin, twice-baked
potato, sugar snap peas, fruit cup and rolls topped off
by a strawberry parfait. The Bob Lopiccolo Trio will
perform dance music from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For reservations, call Ruth Schmidt at 778-2400 or
Georgia Atwood at 778-5844. Membership inquiries
may be directed to club President Dorothy Simches,
778-2618.

2Rser Iemarial (IEmftuitg Glpurd,
Pastor Wayne An Interdenominational Christian Church
D. Kirk Serving the Community Since 1913

Come Celebrate Christ
1st Worship 8:45
2nd Worship 10:45
Sunday School 9:45
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria 778-0414


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Tuesday bridge club on deck
The Anna Maria Island Bridge Club attracts about 120 players every Tuesday afternoon at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Last spring's generous club donation is responsible for the lovely new folding
chairs the Center sports. Active bridge club organizers include, from left, Syd Toffel, president Bob Preston,
Erna and Hubert Mitchell, Ruth Crayton, Betty Keniston, Mary Pitt and Lois Tedhams. Bea Van Welde was
unable to put down her winning cards for the camera. Islander Photograph: Cynthia Finn.


Parenting seminar Feb. 6
John Rosemond a family psychologist, nation-
ally syndicated columnist, author, public speaker, hus-
band and father and director of the Center for Affirma-
tive Parenting will offer "A Parenting Presentation
on the Frantic Family Syndrome" from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Manatee High School audito-
rium, 1000 32nd St W., Bradenton.
Rosemond will share his fail-safe prescription for
bringing out the best in children, helping them to suc-


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778-2445 Animal Clinic


William V. Bystrom DVM
Jane Carolan DVM


24 Hour Emergency Service

We now have new
separate boarding
facilities for cats
and dogs.


KIRBY OEHLER
* A Full-Service -. --
Veterinarian
* Only Vet on T.L. SAUNDERS
Anna Maria Island
5343 Gulf Drive Suite 900 Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


Worship Service
9 & 11 am
Church School
9 am Ages 3-16
Adult Study Group
10am
Minister
Charles Jim Marsh
6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
383-6491

ISLANDER


The "best" news


ceed in school and dealing with the "overstressed syn-
drome" present in many American families.
Tickets will be $10 per person but some scholarship
admissions are available. Tickets may be purchased at the
door or in at advance in Bradenton at Manatee Children's
Services, 1101 6th Ave. W., Suite 218, 727-0131; Saint
Stephen's School, 315 41st St W., 746-2121; or Women's
Resource Center, 1407 55th Ave. W., 746-1904.
For scholarship tickets or more information, call
746-1904.

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Big Band dance Feb. 8 at
Community Center
The 18-piece Senior Sounds Orchestra, under the
direction of Bill Carter, will perform at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, for the Island Kiwanis Club's fourth annual
Sweetheart Dance at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. All pro-
ceeds will benefit the Community Center.
Tickets to the B.Y.O.B. affair will be $10 per per-
son, with table reservations for parties of 10 or more
available. Setups and snacks will be offered. Tickets
are on sale at the Center or by calling 778-6746 or 794-
3459.
Free tax help begins Feb. 1
in Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach city halls
Volunteers for the federal Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance program will offer free assistance with ba-
sic tax returns on the Island starting Feb. 1.
Volunteers will be at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednes-
days and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays from Feb. 1
through April 11.
Assistance will also be provided at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday from Feb. 2 through April
12.


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Schoolyard toys here we come
The staff parents and students of Dolphin Daycare
& Preschool in Holmes Beach staged a giant rum-
mage sale Jan. 20 to raise money for new toys for the
schoolyard. After-schooler Christopher Moore, 7,
and sister/preschooler Niki, 4, can't wait to see those
sale dollars transformed into ... TOYS! Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Celebrate the Pelican
Man's birthday
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary invites all its
members and the public to come and celebrate Pelican
Man Dale Shields' birthday on Friday, Feb. 2.
The cake cutting will be at 1 p.m. followed by a
tour of the recently opened Birds of Prey Center.
The event is free. The sanctuary is located in Ken
Thompson Park, Sarasota. For information, call 388-4444.


Intangible Tax workshop at
Island Library
The Florida Department of Revenue will present a
seminar on the Florida Intangible Tax at the Island
Branch Library on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Two sessions are available, one at 10:15 a.m. and
the other at 2 p.m.
Among the topics discussed: who needs to pay the
Florida Intangible Tax; when it is due, and how to file.
Since a surprising number of Florida residents owe the
tax, but are not even aware of it, this is an excellent
opportunity to find out if you should be filing.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required
for both programs. Pre-registration may be done in
person or over the phone.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Dr., Holmes Beach. To register or for more infor-
mation, call the library at 778-6341.


Street Festival


On Historic Bridge Street

Event Schedule on Next Page


ISLAND

UPHOLSTERY
Otto Jorgensen

121 Bridge St.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 778-4335




The Best Homemade Ice Cream and
If you can dream it, we'll make it!
Cappuccino & Espresso
Sugar Free, Fat Free Sundaes
Mon-6-9:30pm Tues Closed
S* Wed-Fri 6-10pm Sat 11:30am-10pm
219 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach 778-0007
6 Blocks South of the Cortez Bridge


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Willy Great Dinner Specials
(includes salad, vegetable & potato or rice)
1 lb. N.Y. Strip...................................... 11.95
4 Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails ................. *10.95
Shrimp Monte Carlo............................... 8.95
8 oz. Sirloin........................................... $7.... .95
Cajun Lobster Creole............................... 7.95
All-U-Can-Eat Grouper Fingers ............... 7.95
Early Birds Staring at $3.95
KEY WEST WILLY'S
Home of the 25 Oyster
107 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach 778-7272


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129 bridge strccL post office box 333
bradenton beach. Fl. 34217. (941) 778-3113
-on historic anna maria island-


HERBERT DOLAN

ELECTRICAL SERVICE
AND MAINTENANCE, INC.
Commercial Residential Industrial
24 Hour Emergency Service
104 1st Street North Phone:
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 778-4454

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Bridge Tender Inn
CASUAL BAYFRONT DINING
Historical Site Of The 1917 Bay Inn

Chicken on a Stick .
& Italian Sausage
curbside during the -/ -
FESTIVAL '

Lunch Dinner Spirits
135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
778-4849


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 1, 1996 U PAGE 17 Ei


Jazz Club of Sarasota to
offer scholarships
The Jazz Club of Sarasota has announced plans to
award approximately $5,000 in cash and college schol-
arships to assist talented young musicians residing in
Sarasota and Manatee Counties who wish to pursue
careers in jazz or jazz education.
A videotape must be submitted by the applicant
which will include approximately five minutes of
performance and must include two pieces one of
which must be in a jazz style, in addition to two
twelve-bar choruses of jazz style improvisation on
blues.
In addition, there must be a three-minute discus-
sion on what the applicant would do with the money
and their post musical involvement. A completed ap-
plication form and letter of reference must accom-
pany the video.
The competition is open to all high school and col-
lege students who live in the area, although they may
be attending college elsewhere. Applicants do not have
to be in school to apply as long as they are studying an
instrument privately or playing in a musical group.
Applications may be obtained from the Jazz Club
office, 290 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota. School guidance
offices will also have them available.
The deadline date for submitting the application is
Friday, Feb. 16.


Baker extraordinaire
offers free class
Michael Jubinsky bread baker extraordinaire
and 14-year instructor and spokesman for the nation's
oldest flour company, King Arthur Flour, founded in
Vermont in 1790 will offer to cure your yeast anxi-
ety with a free bread-baking class from 10 a.m. to noon
or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Holiday
Inn Airport, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Instruction will include "everything there is to
know" about bread baking by hand plus tips for bread-
making machines. Participants will receive recipes and
coupons and will be eligible for door prizes. Pre-reg-
istration is not required.
For more information, call King Arthur Flour at 1-
800-777-4434.

Red Cross seeks
practitioner
The American Red Cross, Manatee County Chap-
ter, is seeking an individual who is familiar with blood
pressure screening to volunteer once a month.
Anyone with experience as a nurse, LPN, CNA,
EMT or paramedic is encouraged to apply. The indi-
vidual will assist during community health fairs and at
mobile home parks and apartment complexes.
The opportunity includes a free training session


and use of equipment provided by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is also offering Standard First Aid,
Adult CPR, Community CPR, Infant & Child CPR and
HIV/AIDS Education, Babysitting, Nurse Assistant
Training and Home Health Aide Update during the
month of February.
Call 792-8686 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. week-
days for details about both programs.
Rome, St. Bernard style
Members of St Bernard Catholic Church are now ac-
cepting reservations for an excursion to Rome from Oct.
10 to 19, 1996. The adventure will also include visits to
Assisi, Florence, Venice, Sienna and Padua. Proceeds
from the trip will benefit the church's youth programs.
A $2,700-per-person cost will include airfare, ac-
commodations in four-star hotels, bus transfers and
tours, breakfast and dinner with wine daily.
For more information, call Mabel Peltier at 778-
5432 or Rev. Donald Baier at 778-4769.
Dance workshop Feb.18
Special "guest teachers" will host a line dance work-
shop "fun day" for all levels of dancers from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
There will be a $5 donation per person with all pro-
ceeds benefitting the Center. Participants are asked to
bring their own lunch. Coffee and soda will be available.


4th Annual Bridge


Saturday, Feb. 3* Sunday, Feb. 4

Joinour Bradenton Beach Celebration

1i7f 1!? KTTTf SHOP ,-


778-0238
ON GULF


I


BEGINNERS
STUNT KITE *7.50
on sale while supplies last
DR. (1 block N. of Cortez Light)


GREAT SUNSETS DESERVE
GREAT CHAMPAGNE!
Our great Gulf-front deck offers a great view of our
spectacular sunsets. And every evening, one contestant
will guess the exact time of sunset and win a bottle
of bubbly On Monday, it's Dorn Perignon. Tuesday,
it's Tattinger. Wednesday, Moet Chandon. Thursday
through Sunday, you could win our fine house
champagne. Give it our best guess
And enjoy fine seafood and live entertainment
in Beachhouse style.


great food. great beach. great fun.
2 0 0 G L" -e N o 'l, B r &d e n to n B e a c, ( 9 4 1 ) 7 9 2 2 2 2


RENTALS
Seasonal and Annual

WAGNER REALTY
(Since 1939

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


Pool
Foosball
Shuffleboard
-* Darts
Full Liquor Bar

11am to 2:30 am Daily
116 Bridge Street 778-5687

-Bridge Street Pier a0 Cafe-
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)

Festival Special

JUMBO 1/4 LB.
,0 HOT DOG $1.87
GIANT 1/2 LB. GROUPER
*SANDWICH $4.67
Happy Hour 4-7 ICE-COLD BEER!
Serving Mon-Thurs 8am-10pm
Sat & Sun 7am-10pm
BRADENTON BEACH 779-1706


The Fourth Annual Bridge Street Festival is co-sponsored by The Islander Bystander
and the Bradenton Beach Business Owners Association.
Proceeds benefit the preservation of the Historic Old Town area.


SUNSET BEACH MOTEL
Double Rooms & Efficiencies
Heated 40' Pool
2201 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach
778-7900
.


Accommodations on Historic Anna Maria Island
Nightly Weekly Monthly
1101 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
(941) 778-7153 or toll free (800) 310-7153






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Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 am to 11 pm and Sunday, Feb. 4, 10 am to 4 pm


* Stroll Historic Bridge St. and Pier
* Dance in the Streets to Live Music
* Applaud Awards for Artists
* Watch Cloggers, Strolling
Musicians, Country Line Dancers,
and Kung Fu Performers
* Eat & Drink at Streetside
Bars and Restaurants
* Hear the Chorus, String Band,
and the High School Jazz Band


* Visit with the AMI Historical Society ...
AMI Chamber of Commerce
AIDS Council of Manatee
Make Peace with the Animals
and AMI Rotary
* Shop the booths of Juried Arts and Crafts
and Souvenir T-Shirts
+ Witness the Privateer Capture
* Munch on Barbecue Ribs, Hot Dogs, Italian Sausage,
Grouper Sandwiches, Skewered Chicken and More


* Enjoy Contemporary Music,
Folk Music and Rock-n-Roll
* Fly a Kite
* See educational exhibits by Mote Marine
& Florida Aquarium
+ Slurp up Homemade Ice Cream, Snow
Cones, Italian Ices & Flavored Coffees
* Enjoy Games, Clowns and Facepainting

FREE PARKING AT COQUINA BEACH


10:00 am OPENING CEREMONY AND RIBBON CUTTING
Norm Copp, Soloist, Festival Entrance Booth
11:30 am Anna Maria School Chorus Center Stage


Leesa Wittus, Folksinger ~ Vienna Castle Parking Area
Carousel Country Line Dancers Center Stage
David Bixby on Guitar On the Pier
Leesa Wittus, Folksinger Key West Willy's Parking Area
David Bixby on Guitar ~ On the Pier
Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu School Center State
Binderfoe Key West Parking Area
Anna Maria String Band Vienna Castle Parking Area
Rambling Rosers ~ Center Stage


3:00 pm Binderfoe Key West Willy's Parking Area
Carousel Country Line Dancers Center Stage
3:30 pm Leesa Wittus, Folksinger ~ Bridge Tender Inn


* Anna Maria String Band ~ Center Stage
* Leesa Wittus, Folksinger ~ On the Pier
* Leesa Wittus, Folksinger Key West Willy's Parking Area
* Anna Maria String Band ~ On the Pier


6:45 pm Carousel Country Line Dancers Center Stage
8-11 pm Bradenton Beach Festival Street Dance featuring
Chuck Douglas and his Invisible Band


10:00 am OPENING CEREMONY AND RIBBON CUTIING
Norm Copp, Soloist, Festival Entrance Booth
10:20 am Dream Catcher Cloggers -
Bridge Street Information Center
11:00 am Binderfoe Key West Willy's Parking Area
Juried Art Awardrs Center Stage
Leesa Wittus, Strolling Street Singer ~ 11 am to 4 pm
Noon Binderfoe Key West Willy's Parking Area
Dream Catcher Cloggers Center Stage


12:45 pm
1:00 pm


* Privateers Capture of Bridge Street
* Connie and Dave Show ~ Center Stage 1 pm to 4 pm


1:30 pm Dream Catcher Cloggers -
Key West Willy's Parking Area
2:00 pm Manatee High School Jazz Band -
Vienna Castle Parking Area
2:30 pm Connie Dillon and Company Band ~
Key West Willy's Parking Area
3:00 pm Bob Lopiccolo, Keyboardist On the Pier
Dream Catcher Cloggers Bay Drive S. Entrance Center
4:00 pm Dream Catcher Cloggers ~ Center Stage
Karaoke Key West Willy's


1 V Beach House Restaurant
Great Food, Great Beach, Great Fun
200 Gulf Drive N. 779-2222

2 V Bridge Street Pier & Cafe
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
At the end of Bridge St. on the pier
779-1706

31f Bridge Tender Inn
Best Food Best View
135 Bridge St. 778-4849

4 % Catalina & Tia Lenas
Beach Resort & Gourmet Restaurant
1325 Gulf Drive N.
778-6611 778-5362:

5 Crown & Thistle
British Pub & Restaurant
2519 Gulf Drive N. 778-5173

6 % Drift In
Discount Package Store & Cocktail Lounge
120 Bridge St. 778-9088

7 % Eatman & Smith
Architecture Planning Landscaping
129 Bridge St. 778-3113

8 V Econo Lodge/Surfside
Beachfront Rooms & Efficiencies
2502 Gulf Drive N. 778-6671

9 1 Gulf Drive Cafe
Gulffront Dining
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
900 Gulf Drive N. 778-1919


10 % Joe's Eats & Sweets
Homemade Ice Cream
219 Gulf Drive S. 778-0007

11 V Old Florida Realty
Sales Rentals Property Management
2501 Gulf Drive, Ste. 101 778-3377

12 V Queen's Gate Accommodations
Nightly Weekly Monthly
1101 Gulf Drive N.
778-7153 (800) 310-7153

13 V Rebecca's Bistro
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
103 Gulf Drive 778-2959

14 Shell Land Gifts
301 Gulf Drive S.
Green Turtle Shells & Gifts
701 Gulf Drive N.

15 V Town & Shore Realty
Sales Rental 1031 Exchanges
105 Bridge St.* 779-2044

16 V Tropic Isle Motel
Private Beach Heated Swimming Pool
2103 Gulf Drive N. 778-1237

17 V Wagner Realty Since 1939
2217 Gulf Dr. N.
778-2246 (800) 211-2323

The Bradenton Beach Festival is proudly sponsored by
the Bradenton Beach Business Owners Association
(a not-for-profit organization). Proceeds benefit the
preservation of the Historic Old Town area.


GULF OF
MEXICO


CITY OF
CITY OF


PARKING
COQUNA FUt&C


TO LONGBOAT KEY


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4:30 pm
5:00 pm
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 1, 1996 0 PAGE 19 IEJ


How to sell a book, find
your next meal
Starving tourists find a restaurant guide "words to
live by." Include a restaurant survey and of course the
restaurant owners buy it. Those of us who know the
really good places are discouraged that more and more
people will discover the great ones and we'll be left
waiting in line.
So it goes with the latest to rate our local fare. The
Zagat Survey. Long known for more metropolitan city/
area guides, the most recent publishing venture focuses
on Central and West Coast Florida Restaurants.
It is edited by local restaurant critic Kristine Nickel
and John Schell, a former Nashville restaurateur. It is
published by Zagut Survey in New York.
They do ratings by Top Food and Cuisine (is there
a difference?), Top Decor, Outdoor Dining, Romantic,
Rooms, Views and Service. They list Best Buys and
include maps, a directory, ratings and reviews.
It would appear from the index that they have left
no stone unturned in listing dining criteria. They list
breakfasts and buffets; "in" places; late, late after 12:30
places; offbeat places; pre- and post-theater menus, and
prix fixe menus. They list pubs, bars, sports TV, quiet
conversation, senior appeal, singles scenes, teas, teen-
ager and other youthful spirits, tourist spots, winning
wine lists and more.
All this in 156 pocket-sized pages.
But we digress. The reason for our mentioning
Zagat in the first place is ta dum the top winner
in best food, actually a four-way tie, is our own Beach
Bistro in Holmes Beach.


ISLAND

SEAIF(OD)
GOURMETT
778-0333
Lunches Dinners
Sandwiches Deli Homemade Soups
Freshly prepared as you like
Eat in or take out
Fresh fish daily Local catches
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm
Catering Available
5604 Marina Drive/Holmes Beach


The survey covered more than 600 restaurants in
metro Orlando, the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf Coast,
and the Lakeland, Leesburg, Winter Haven areas.
Nina and Tim Zagat say in the introduction that
"more than 1,200 people participated in the survey,
eating some 223,000 restaurant meals."
They say participants dine out an average of 3.5
times per week and the survey is based on nearly 600
meals per day. Whew!
Bistro made the top four of the "Top 40" in food
ranking with 28 of a possible 30 points, sharing top
billing with Mise en Place in Tampa, Victoria &
Albert and Le Coq au Vin of the Orlando area. They
ranked number one in "Top Waterfront Dining" with
the Colony Restaurant on Longboat Key a close sec-
ond.
Of the 10 "most popular" restaurants on the Gulf
Coast, Michael's on East in Sarasota rated number
one, followed by Bern's Steak House, Tampa, and
Cafe L'Europe on St. Armands Circle. Also in the
top 10 popularity contest were Euphemia Haye and
the Colony.
Beach Bistro ranked second among "Top Ameri-
can (New) Top Spots by Cuisine."
If you don't yet get the picture, there are far too
many rankings than we have room to mention.
Get the book.

Speaking of awards
For many years I've looked forward to the
Golden Spoon awards, annointed annually by Rob-
ert Tolf in Florida Trend magazine.
Trend is, by its own masthead, a magazine of
Florida Business, and although you wouldn't neces-
sarily look to your regular businessy-type publica-
tions for restaurant reviews, you only need to re-
member restaurants are big business in Florida.
Tolf selects the top 200 restaurants in the state,
starting with 20 Golden Spoon winners and 20 hot
newcomers.


Most recognizable, and closest to home of the
top 20: Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key. D'Arcy and
Ray Arpke have collected the Golden Spoon four years
running and have been consistently listed in the top 200
since well, nearly always.
Beach Bistro, Colony, Cafe L'Europe, Crab
Trap in Palmetto, and Alley Cat, Bijou Cafe,
Carmichael's, Chez Sylvie, Jack's Chophouse and
Downunder Jazz Bar and Michael's on East, all in
Sarasota, are on the top 200 list.
A tiny spot, perched overlooking St. Armands
Circle and the regular promenade of shoppers,
named David Michael's, is among the 20 best new
restaurants. Chef-proprietor David Michael was at
one time, long ago, a manager at Cafe L'Europe and
then a partner and chef at Carmichael's.
My one-time experience at what Michaels calls
"flavors of the harvest" cuisine was a rewarding ex-
perience. Both food and service were excellent and
I'd give him a golden spoon if I had one just for his
presentation.
All I can imagine is how lucky we are to live in
such a cuisine-rich area. Thank goodness. I really al-
most, nearly, totally, but not quite, have given up
cooking and it's due in part to the quality
restaurants right here on Anna Maria.
I like everything from public
beach hot dogs to "burnt" steak at
Cafe Robar and especially Duffy
burgers.
For some perspective on all this award-
ing, there are currently 35,104 licensed
food service establishments
in the state of Florida.
Whether top 40 or top 200 or some-
where in between, Beach Bistro and all
the other winners deserve all the acco-
lades we can bestow. And we can
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Community invited to Art
League's sale and exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Art League invites the
community to attend its Members Art Sale and Mem-
bership Party to be held on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 8
p.m. at the league located at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
Member artists will have their work on sale and,
with every new or renewed membership, a free Festi-
val of Fine Arts poster will be given away.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the league at 778-2099.

Free art demonstration at
Island Gallery West
Island Gallery West will present the next in its se-
ries of free art demonstrations by member artists on
Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The artists conducting the demonstration will be
Gloria Hall, basketry, and Caroline Whitmore, water-
color painting.
Refreshments will be served.
The gallery is located at 5348 E. Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach.
Call 778-6648 for information.

St. James Gallery to hold
one-person art exhibitions
The first in a series of one-person art exhibitions will
open on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will
continue on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Featured in February are the paintings and stained
glass of Dr. Allan Weissman.
St. James Gallery is located at 318 Old Main St.,
Bradenton.
The exhibit continues throughout the month of
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opening reception
An opening reception will be held for watercolor
artists Faye Rosechild-Nierman, left, and Jean
Carlson with a display of contemporary jewelry by
artist Kimmi Lamm, not pictured, on Sunday, Feb. 4,
from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414
Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served and the public is invited
to attend. The exhibit will run through March 1. For
details, call the gallery at 778-6694. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of the Artists Guild Gallery


'Wet on Wet' watercolor
demo at Key art center
The Longboat Key Art Center will present a dem-
onstration in "Wet on Wet" watercolor by Jo Beck on
Saturday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. the fee is $3.
The center is also sponsoring a new class in lapi-
dary by artist Art Witt on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to
noon. Classes are $50 for five classes for members.
For more information, call 383-2345.

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Watercolor workshop at
Society of Experimental
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The Society of Experimental Artists, with head-
quarters in Bradenton, will sponsor a watercolor/
monoprinting workshop by Robert Lee Mejer, profes-
sor of art, at the Art League of Manatee County on
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, Feb. 4, 5, and 6.
For details, call the Art League at 746-2862.




Steve Allen and Phyllis
Diller come to Van Wezel
To enjoy a night of a million laughs, the Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota will bring to
our area the comedy legends Steve Allen and Phyllis
Diller for one performance only on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at
8 p.m.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 7 and 8, the
powerful, athletic and always exciting Alvin Alley
American Dance Theater, under the artistic direction of
Judith Jamison, will perform "Revelations" beginning
at 8 p.m.
Contact the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information.

Swan Lake back by
popular demand
The Sarasota Ballet, under the artistic direction of
Robert de Warren, will present one of the world's best
loved classical ballets, "Swan Lake," at the Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota on Friday and Satur-
day, Feb. 2 and 3.
The ballet box office is located in Felding Hall at
the Sarasota Opera House, 61, N. Pineapple.
For ticket information, call the box office at 366-
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Sweet Adelines to perform
at Neel Auditorium
On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Magic of Manatee Sweet
Adelines will present the show "Music Makes the Mall
Go Round" in Neel Auditorium at Manatee Commu-
nity College Bradenton campus.
The show will also feature two guest quartets -
The Southern Yankees and Florida Forum.
There will be two performances. The first begins
at 2:15 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the
door, and the second at 8:15 p.m. with tickets at $10 in
advance and $12 at the door.
For advance tickets, call 794-0218 or 755-6070.
Sarasota Music Archive
presents 'The Telephone"
"The Telephone," a comic opera in one act, will be
presented live in David Cohen Hall, West Coast Sym-
phony Complex,featuring the talents of Sarita Roche,
soprano, and Munroe Olson, baritone, on Saturday,
Feb. 3, beginning at 8 p.m.
The complex is located at 708 N. Tamiami Trail.
For reservations, Call 955-5890. Admission is $10.
Music to spill out of Van
Wezel Arts Hall
Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts hall will
present a musical tribute to composer Henry Mancini
when pianist Mac Frampton, Mancini's solo trumpeter,
and Cecil Welch and the Hollywood Hills Orchestra
and Singers present "Oh Henry! Celebrating the Magic
of Henry Mancini" on Monday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.
Young Russian cellist Borislav Strulev will per-
form in a recital on Monday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. Singer
Julius LaRosa, Johnny Smith's Ink Spots and clarinet
virtuoso Abe Most will follow with a "Big Band Sa-
lute to Artie Shaw" at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
South African vocal ensemble "Ladysmith Black
Mambazo" will be on stage for one performance only
on Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., followed by Grammy


Award-winning country music star Crystal Gayle mak-
ing her musical debut on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information.


Clubs
The Manasota Genealogical Society will hold its
next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. at the
Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. Doris Lustner will
speak on "Migration Routes to the Midwest." Lunch is at
the Pier Restaurant from noon to 1:30 p.m. with a work-
shop entitled, "Transportation in the Early Days." Every-
one is invited to attend. Information: 758-0177.
Business
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold a "Business Before Hours" business card ex-
change at Jacobson's on St. Armands Circle on Tues-
day, Feb. 6., from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Cost: $5 members/$10
guests. Information/reservations: 383-2466, ext. 31.


Philly-area snowbirds Mary Pat Stringer and Hugh
O'Dougherty were the first to cut the rug to the
sounds of the Bob Lopiccolo Trio. Islander Photos:
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Arthritis Foundation to
offer self-help program
Become knowledgeable about your arthritis. That
advice comes from the Arthritis Foundation which rec-
ommends that people with arthritis learn all they can
about their disease.
Those who have arthritis will have the opportunity
to learn more about the disease and how they can battle
it in an upcoming Arthritis Self-Help Course.
The course content includes information on medi-
cation, stress management, exercise and nutrition.
The material fee of $30 covers the purchase of
"The Arthritis Help Book" and membership in the Ar-
thritis Foundation, which includes the bimonthly pub-
lication "Arthritis Today."
Applications are now being accepted for the class
which will be held at Housecall, 3661 Cortez Rd., W.,
Bradenton, starting Tuesday, Feb. 27.
The course is six weeks and will be held from 10
a.m. to noon once a week on Tuesdays.
Applications must be received by Monday, Feb.
22. To obtain an application, call the Arthritis Founda-
tion at 739-2729.

Mayor to attend
Leadership Florida
Leadership Florida selected Holmes Beach Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger to participate in the inaugural class
of the League of Cities' Leadership Program.
Leadership Florida has been training community
and business leaders for 14 years. More than 500 par-
ticipants have graduated from the program. Leadership
Florida has now joined with the Florida League of Cit-
ies to offer the program to municipal elected officials.
The two-session program is scheduled for Febru-
ary in Tampa and April in Orlando. The curriculum
includes exposure to issues critical to the state, train-
ing in communication skills, techniques for planning,
conflict resolution and consensus building and discus-
sions on the theories and practices of leadership.


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Mary and Orlando
Menendez of Holmes
Beach celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary
Jan. 27 with a formal affair
for more than 100 friends
at Cafe on the Beach. Rev.
Cooney of Saints Peter and
Paul the Apostles Catholic
Church performed a
renewal-of-vows ceremony.
Mary expressed gratitude
for family and friends who
stood by during Orlando's
serious illness since last
September. "It's a miracle
we're here tonight," she
said. Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn.


Higinbotham of Holmes Beach weds


Holly Dale Higinbotham and Mark Joseph
Pascarella, both of Sarasota, were married on Nov.
25 at the Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria.
The Rev. James Metts Jr. officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale
Higinbotham of Anna Maria. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Pascarella of Jupiter.
Maid of honor was Delinda Ann
Higinbotham, sister of the bride, of Anchorage,
Alaska. Bridesmaids were Melissa Pascarella, sis-
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Ashdown and Ashley Leech, both of Orlando; Jill
Finnerty of Zephyrhills; Jennifer Coit of
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nephew of the bridegroom, of Port St. Lucie.
Best man was Scott Pascarella, brother of the
bridegroom, of Port St. Lucie. Groomsmen were
Jim Pascarella, brother of the bridegroom, of
Atlanta; Kyle Jacobs of Fort Lauderdale;
Michael Stanfield and John Tatanto, both of
Sarasota; Christian Sebek of New York City; and
John Dollar of Orlando.
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Commendable job
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Jan. 19. The
children's names are listed left to right. First row, Nicholas Sato, Joey Webb, Saige Sackett and Amy Smith.
Second row, Greg Lowman, Andrew Carbone, Kristin Guth, Maegan McCarrick and Jennifer London. Back
row, Chris Lee, Genna Douglas, Luther Sasser and Shawn Koerber.


States on Parade
The students in Lynne McDonough 's and
- Patricia Wagner's kindergarten and
first-grade classes at Anna Maria
Elementary held a "States on Parade."
Each student did a report and a three-
dimensional project about a state. Nicky
Taylor, left, and Tahlia Byers and Timmy
Bouziane, are ready to tell their fellow
students all about Alabama and Alaska.

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Lunch: Cheeseburger on Bun or Corn Dog,
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Tuesday, 2/6/96
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Lunch: Grilled Chicken Pattie on Bun w/Sauce
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Wednesday, 2/7/96
Breakfast: French Toast w/Syrup, Fruit Cup
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce or BBQ *
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* Thursday, 2/8/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast
* Lunch: Breaded Beef Pattie w/Seasoned *
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Friday, 2/9/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, *
Whole Kernel Corn, Tossed Salad, Sherbet
* All meals served with milk.


Holmes Beach host
families needed for
international students
Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive
soon for academic semester homestays. The sponsoring
organization needs a few more local host families.
According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange Execu-
tive Director John Doty, the students are all between the
ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their
own spending money, carry accident and health insurance
and are anxious to share cultural experiences.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 17, larceny, 9906 Gulf Drive, laundromat.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
assorted ladies' clothing from a dryer.
Jan. 18, information, 800 block of Fern. The com-
plainant reported several juveniles making loud noises
and slamming car doors. The officer advised the juve-
niles to be quiet.
Jan. 20, harassing phone calls, 200 block of
Gladiolus.
Jan. 21, domestic disturbance, 200 block of
Gladiolus. The complainant reported she and her hus-
band were arguing about his drinking habits. There
were no signs of injury.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 16, assault, 2400 block of Avenue C. The
victim advised the officer that the suspect poured a
drink on his head and was urging him to fight The vic-
tim said he is the maintenance man and was there to
repair the suspect's mailbox. The suspect said he didn't
want the victim on his property.
The suspect said after he poured the drink on the
victim, the victim attempted to hit him with a hammer.
Four witnesses said the victim did not threaten the sus-
pect with a hammer but walked away after the drink
was poured on his head.
A companion of the victim said the incident began
over a dog problem. The suspect and other neighbors
have filed complaints about the couple's barking dog.
The officer took statements from all parties involved
and forwarded them to the state attorney's office.
Jan. 17, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victims reported they left their parked car
while at the beach and upon returning home discovered
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Jan. 18, credit card fraud, 1301 Gulf Drive N.,
Silver Surf Motel. The complainant reported a white
male subject rented a room with a credit card, made
several phone calls for a total bill of $273.68 and
checked out. Later Citibank called and advised the
complainant that the credit card was stolen. Further
investigation showed the subject also had charged fur-
niture valued at $400.18 and $277.13.
Jan. 19, domestic battery times two, battery on a
law enforcement officer, resisting with violence, 100
block of Fourth Street South. The officer was dis-
patched to Key West Willy's and met with the owner
who advised that an intoxicated suspect was inside
kicking doors.
The officer met with the suspect and noted he ap-
peared to be intoxicated and possibly on some sort of
drug. The suspect was yelling foul words, and the of-
ficer advised him to go home. A friend helped him
walk home.
The officer was later called to the suspect's resi-
dence where the suspect's mother reported he and his
brother were intoxicated and had been giving her prob-
lems and arguing with her. The officer advised both
suspects to go to bed.
A few minutes later the officer was called back to
the residence where the two suspects had been fighting.
The officer, assisted by a sheriff's deputy, found the
two hiding behind trees in the back yard, ordered them
to lie down and began to place them in custody.
A struggle ensued as both suspects kicked the of-
ficers and resisted attempts to handcuff them. The of-
ficers got both suspects handcuffed and were walking
them to the patrol cars when they began struggling and
kicking again. Both suspects were subdued and placed
in custody.
Jan. 23, domestic, 2200 block of Avenue C. Ac-
cording to the police report, the complainant reported


the subject went "berserk" when she refused to turn off
the television, broke several items and pulled the phone
out of the wall. She refused to file a complaint. The
subject left the residence.
Jan. 25, Baker Act, 2400 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported the subject took 15 Valiums but
threw them up when he realized "the stupidity of his
act" He was placed in custody under the Baker Act and
transported to the hospital.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 17, grand larceny, 100 block of 36th Street.
The complainant reported three oil paintings, a wooden
pelican, a ceramic cup and a ceramic cat with a total
value of $1,200 were missing from the residence.
Jan. 18, burglary, 100 block of White Avenue.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered
the lower workshop area by forcing the lock that had
just been replaced following a prior burglary and re-
moved tools valued at $400.
Jan. 19, petty larceny of three bicycles valued at
$250, 300 block of 62nd Street.
Jan. 19, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. An
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Jan. 20, Baker Act, 300 block of 61st Street. The
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rived, EMS personnel were attempting to treat the sub-
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ject, who was trembling all over and screaming for
them to give her some type of drug.
The subject refused to tell the paramedics what she
had taken; therefore, they could not administer any
medication. She again yelled that she would kill every-
one present The officer placed her in custody under the
Baker Act and she was transported to the hospital.
Jan. 20, found property a wallet, Seaside Court.
Jan. 20, DUI, 5000 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer observed Christopher Anthony, 25, of Bradenton,
accelerate rapidly while traveling south on Gulf Drive.
The officer pursued Anthony and observed him cross
the center line several times.
At the 4200 block of Gulf Drive on the S-curve,
Anthony crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.
The officer stopped Anthony at Gulf Drive and Mana-
tee Avenue, administered field sobriety tests and placed
him in custody.
Jan. 20, domestic violence, aggravated domestic
battery, possession of marijuana, possession of para-
phernalia, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. The victim re-
ported that the suspect came home intoxicated, they got
into an argument and he hit her several times. The of-
ficer noted she had a cut on her lip and her left eye was
swollen and bruised.
The victim said the suspect left the residence driv-
ing her car. The officer attempted to persuade her to go
to a shelter but she refused. She also refused to sign an
affidavit and left the area to walk home.
Fifteen minutes later, the officer heard a woman
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then observed the suspect pick her up and slam her head-
first into the pavement, knocking her unconscious.
The officer ordered the suspect to place his hands
on the hood of the patrol vehicle and placed him in cus-
tody. EMS responded and transported the victim to the
hospital. While patting the suspect down, the officer
found a bag of marijuana, a portion of a marijuana ciga-
rette and a pipe.
Jan. 20, vandalism of two hood ornaments valued
at $100 each, 6500 Flotilla, West Bay Pointe.
Jan. 20, suspicious, 500 block of 74th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown put sugar in
his gas tank.
Jan. 21, vandalism of six beach chairs valued at
$70, 77th Street beach cabana.
Jan. 22, petty larceny of a bicycle, 400 block of
Clark Lane.
Jan. 22, suspicious, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant came to the police department to re-
quest an officer accompany him to his rental unit. He
said he had stopped at the unit earlier to check his prop-
erty because his tenant was moving out, heard the
smoke alarm and found every electrical appliance was
turned on in the unit.
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Jan. 22, warrant, 5325 Marina Drive, Crabby
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made threats and acted strangely. The officer located
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the subject. He checked the vehicle and found the door
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Good news and a party, too


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Having lost 45 percent of its wetlands and 43 per-
cent of seagrasses not to mention a nutrient load 300
percent beyond normal Sarasota Bay and its fisher-
ies needs all the help it can get.
Well, some more help is on the way.
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program has es-
tablished an Artificial Habitat Enhancement Task Force
aimed at improving sealife habitat in the Bay. The group
had its first meeting this week and is working on a com-
prehensive management program, planning and directing

Little League
registration Feb. 5-9
Tryout dates originally announced for Anna
Maria Island Little League have been revised.
Little League on Anna Maria, for boys and girls
ages 5 through 12 years of age, will register play-
ers Monday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 9, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Mandatory coaches meetings are scheduled
from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, and from
7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Center.
Players must be 5 years old by Aug. 1, 1996,
and must not turn 13 before Aug. 1, 1996. Regis-
tration must include providing a copy of the child's
birth certificate. Returning players should verify
that their birth certificate is on file at the Center
prior to registration.
The cost is $25 for Center members and $30
for non-members. Practice will begin in mid-Feb-
ruary. The season schedule of games runs from
March 4 through June 1.
For more information, call the Center at 778-
1908.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Jan. 27 horseshoe games were Al
Norman of Holmes Beach and Ron Papka of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Dave Crask of Bradenton
Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

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habitat enhancement on several levels.
The good news is that all the right players seem to
be involved. Jack Gorzeman of the Manatee County
Environmental Management Department, Mike Solum
of Sarasota County's Coast Zone Division, along with
Mote Marine Laboratory's Dr. Randy Edwards, Dr.
Cliff Truitt and Jim Culter have all signed on, as has
John Stevely of the Florida SeaGrant College. There
are also several others, including representatives from
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
A primary interest of the group is finally getting
affordable seawall reef systems available and in place.
Think about this: more than 75 percent of the Bay's
natural shorelines have been lost but, due to the build-
ing of canals, the Bay's shoreline is now 60 percent
longer that it was historically.
Seawalls are vertical slabs of concrete providing little
in the way of habitat for fish of any age, particularly when
compared to the natural shorelines of mangroves or salt
marshes the walls replaced. The trick is to fine an easy,
affordable way to give seawalls a way to serve as fish
nurseries not to mention all the other sealife that could
accumulate there and serve other purposes.
Filter feeders such as sea squirts to eat algae and
provide for clearer water, for example.
Edwards says that once the final design and its ef-
fectiveness are determined, seawall reef systems could
be spread throughout the Bay system. The devices
they're developing now cost about $75 apiece, and he
hopes to bring that cost down some more.
Stevely, your regional "extension agent" on water
matters, says he's getting an ever-increasing number of
phone calls from property owners interested in seawall
reef systems.
Another project being looked at by the task force
is the 18-foot-deep Cortez Hole at Leffis Key. The re-
sult of a dredging project in the 1950s or 1960s, the
hole is near the Manatee County boat ramp at the south
end of the Island.
A dead zone, scientists agree there's little or no life
in the hole.
Truitt says about 12 feet of silt is in the three-acre
hole. Original plans were to just cover the silt with
three feet of sand, but two things work against that.
One, it's politically incorrect to be dumping stuff
into the Bay these days, even if it is clean sand.
Two, sand is hard to get what with the competition
from folks wanting it for beach renourishment. Truitt
says his "guesstimate" is it would take 50,000-75,000
yards of sand to give the area a three-foot cover.
So the search is on to find a way to make that area
environmentally viable again, and then probably to go
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This is an exciting new phase of Bay restoration,
another step in the restoration of our most valuable
asset, our waters.

And now, a party
The 14th Annual Historic Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival, with great music, great exhibits and
great food, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 17 and 18. Mark your calendars because this isn't
one to miss at least, I never do.
Music includes the Cortez Grand 01' Opry, one of
the only authentic "village bands" I know of still play-
ing in Florida. Another such group is the Anna Maria
String Band, and they'll be playing at the Festival, too.
More music scheduled for Saturday includes the
Jack Tambourine Band. Sunday will bring the Slick
Nickel Band and the Cortez Opry again.
See what I mean? It's a nifty event.
Sponsored by the Cortez Chapter of the Orga-
nized Fishermen of Florida, the theme of this year's
festival is "Casting into the Future." A focus will be
placed on the outcome of Amendment 3 and the im-
pact the net ban is having on the Village of Cortez and
its people.
There will be rides on the Cortez Fleet along with
numerous environmental and marine exhibits.
Admission is $2 for adults and children under 12
are free. Hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and
1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

1996 Fishing College
The 20th Annual Florida Fishing College is
scheduled for Saturday at the Manatee Convention
Center in Palmetto from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Drawing as many as 8,000 people some years, the
event features a series of one-hour classes offered on
a rotating basis.
Look for Capt. Mike Heistand, Capt Rick Gross and
Capt. Joe Webb at the college, among others, showing
their tricks for bringing back the big game fish.
Admission is $1, youths under the age of 16 are
admitted free, as is parking.

Spring snook season opens
Midnight Thursday, Feb. 1, spring snook season
opens to 60-degree water and what seems to be an
endless series of cold fronts to roil local waters. If
you're lucky enough to find some fish, don't forget
minimum size is 24 inches, daily bag limit is two, and
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Look for stripes this sheepish season


If you're planning on fishing, look for stripes.
Sheepshead dominate this week's fishing report, with
some of the fish tipping the scales at more than eight
pounds. Offshore, grouper fishing remains strong, and
there are still a few wily triple tails out there.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier anglers
are catching a lot of bonnet head and black tip sharks,
as well as some black drum and a few sheepshead.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West grunts, black
sea bass and sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged
200 head of vermilion snapper, porgies and Key West
grunts. The nine-hour trips averaged 50 head of man-

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standings to Jan. 27
Division I (11-13 years old)


Team
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Island Real Estate
Westbay Athletic Club

Division II (8-10
Team
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Beachhouse
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Dips Ice Cream
Island Animal Clinic Bulls
Dowling Park

Division III (5-7
Team
Crowder Brothers Hardware
Air & Energy
Island Animal Clinic Panthers
A;Paradise Realty
Cafe on the Beach


High
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5-2
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1-5
1-5


scorers for the week
Michael Crammer, 20 points
Brent Willard, 18 points
Josh Sato, 12 points
Jason Loomis, 17 points


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grove snapper, red and black grouper and porgies. The
12-hour trips averaged 30 head of red and black grou-
per, some as caught by Robert Treonis at 38
pounds. Barbara Cook landed a 32-pounder, Jamie
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Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's been catch-
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Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said the big-
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by are sheepshead, some nice-sized trout and a few reds
on the seagrass flats. He added that shrimp are finally
starting to come in.


Capt. Rick Gross reports good catches of sheep-
shead and reds.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's boating sheepies up
to six pounds and redfish up to eight pounds.
Capt. Mike Heistand on Magic said it's sheeps-
head, sheepshead and sheepshead making up about 90
percent of his catches, as well as a few keeper redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya said sheepies and reds were his
best bets, with a few triple tail.
Capt. Mike Greig said sheepies up to eight
pounds and some nine-pound reds were his picks of the
week.
Good luck and good fishing.


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the game for Anna Maria Oyster Bar to send it into the
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Jan. 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue sailing vessel
from Cape Coral to Davis Island. A Coast Guard boat
was launched and found the vessel anchored near
Marker 19 in Sarasota Bay. Station Cortez notified the
family that there was no problem and advised of the
expected arrival time of the overdue vessel.
Jan. 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Marker 19 in Big Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
2684231 responded, retrieved the operator and kayak
and transported to shore.
Jan. 21, Search and rescue. /assistance. Station
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Jan. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Jan. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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area of Holmes Beach. Two long term tenants make
this an investors dream. 2BR on each side. In need of
some cosmetic improvement this unit is priced accord-
ingly at $139,900. Call Bill Alexander for details.


erator and tug company were cited for not having a
Florida registration on board, not having an
operator's Merchant Mariner's License on board, not
having a sound-producing device, having no bell,
having discharged fire extinguishers, the marine
sanitation device was installed improperly, no pol-
lution placard posted, not having an onboard waste
management plan, having no FCC license for a
VHF-FM radio, no visual distress signals, failure to
report the grounding, failure to display dayshape for
aground vessels, having an unsafe accumulation of
oil in the bilge and having a hole in the hull of the
barge which required constant pumping.
The vessel's master was instructed to return to
Tampa to complete repairs. Coast Guard Marine Safety
office is investigating the master and company for fur-
ther civil action.
Jan. 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from Station St. Petersburg on
an overdue sailing vessel from Clearwater headed to Ft.
Myers. Station Cortez began a communications check
with all marinas and bridge tenders in the area. The
sailboat was located in Boca Grande.


BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME HERE
LOTS FOR SALE IN ANNA MARIA CITY
The price is reduced to $135,000 for this lot near the
North Point where an elevated home will have beautiful
water views.
$156,000 will buy a canalfront lot with a dock in a
quiet neighborhood on Hammock Road, just a short walk
to the beach.
Evenings call Peggy, 778-6483 or Steve, 778-5052

,. (941) 778-0426
HORIZON REALTY
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 PAX 778-1929






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









ANNA MARIA POOL HOUSE
Charming, immaculate 3BR/2-1/2 BA home within
steps of post office and beaches. Light and spacious
throughout, with free flowing kitchen-family area over-
looking the sparkling, caged swimming pool. Amenities
include a cozy fireplace, sunny office, peach colored
ceramic tiled floors, citrus trees, garage, sturdy con-
crete construction throughout, and a orTe year
homeowner's warranty. Priced at only $249,900.










AFFORDABLE ISLAND RETREAT
This cozy and inviting 2BR/2.5BA Island hideaway is
tucked away on the quiet north end of the Island. Features
include beautifully tiled baths and kitchen, Berber carpet-
ing, almost new central air and heat, newer kitchen ap-
pliances, ceiling fans, plus pretty, oversized lot with
glimpses of Tampa Bay. Only $149,900 including one
year homeowner's warranty. This one won't last long!

"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"

Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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Financial seminar series
hosted at Center
In its continuing effort to provide excellent service
to the community, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center invites the public to attend a series of seminars
on financial issues.
The seminars are educational in nature and do not
involve cost or obligation.
Presentations will be led by Islander Christine
Holmes of the Bradenton office of American Express
Financial Advisors, Inc.
The first seminar in the series, "Investment Ba-
sics," will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m.
Seminars on Tax Planning, Estate Planning and Chari-
table Giving will be announced.
Reservations are not required, but if you wish to
reserve materials for your use, please call American
Express Financial Advisors, Inc., at 755-7000.


New Island branch
manager
The .First National Bank of Manatee has an-
nounced that Linda Braithwaite has been promoted
to branch manager of its Holmes Beach branch lo-
cated at 5324 Gulf Dr. Braithwaite has been with the
bank since 1990.


Wedebrock Real Estate Company
Still Booking 1996 Seasonals:
2 Bedroom units from
$1,500/month
Call Lisa for all your
Property Management Needs
S'3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Lisa Varano 941 778-0700


JULIE McCLURE

Estate And
Household
Sales

S... Antique And
Personal
Property
dAppraisals

Consultations

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


PERICO BAY CLUB




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VILLA HOME $105,000
Look over acres of wildlife sanctuary from the
screened lanai & open deck of this 2BR/2BA villa
with attached garage. For the canoer or kayaker
the natural waterway leads out to Palma Sola
Bay. Open kitchen, breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings,
walk-in closets and private courtyard add to this
super value. Call today to see this fabulous buy!!!
Lynn B. Toombs,GRI
758-7777


GULFSTREAM REALTY
Independently Owned and
Operated


She is a member of the
Junior League of Manatee
County and Christ Episco-
pal Church. She received
an AA degree in Education
and an AS degree in busi-
ness from Manatee Com- R
munity College.
Braithwaite graduated
from National Consumer
Lending School at the Uni- Braithwaite
versity of Oklahoma.
In addition, the board of directors of First National
Bank of Manatee has announced that Julia Schultz has
been promoted to assistant vice president. Schultz was
formerly the bank's bookkeeping manager and has
been with the bank since 1993.

Realty raves
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., Longboat Key, has
announced the addition of Fran Kelley to its sales
staff. In addition, Kelley will retain her position as
the resident manager of Shore Condominium on
Longboat Key.
Island Real Estate, Holmes Beach, has an-
nounced that Christine Shaw was the agency's top
sales agent and Marilyn Trevethan was its top list-
ing agent for the month of December.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. welcomes Muffin
Shearon to its sales forces. Shearon will be working
at Wedebrock's location at 3001 Gulf Dr. in Homes
Beach.


Come ride with me!


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DIRECT BAYFRONT
Panoramic view of Tampa Bay & Intracoastal Water-
way. Custom Spanish motif. 3BR/2.5BA, open floor
plan, heated pool, fireplace, boat dock, fenced in
yard. Call Nick Patsios for an escorted tour of a
bayfront fantasy 778-4642. $595,000.








SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Top floor. Sweeping views of Tampa Bay & Intracoastal
Waterway. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, southern expo-
sure overlooks bayou. Pool, tennis, walk to beaches and
shopping. Hurry, call Nick at Nite 778-4642. $114,900
N.G. "Nick" Patsios
Realtor@ / Broker
For More Information Call
(941) 778-2261 or S (941) 778-4642
MLs Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 01


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


CUSTOM BUILT TRI-LEVEL ON WIDE CANAL This
almost new Key West style home has 3BR/2.5BA, view
of the bay from 2 bedrooms, 1st level "bonus room"
perfect for office or play room with sliders opening to
covered patio and oversized hot tub. Living room has
built-in book shelves, all white gourmet kitchen is large
and open. Reduced to $269,900. Call Zee Catanese
794-8991 or Carol R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.


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KEY ROYALE Impeccable, 2BR/2BA canalfront home
with vaulted ceilings, dream kitchen for the discriminating
gourmet. Large lot, seawalled with dock and new boat lift.
Reduced to $269,900. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.







PEEKS OF TAMPA BAY From this Island home with
a slight touch of country charm. Wood floors in main
living area, new paint inside and out, short walk to
beach and park. A/C and roof about 3 years old.
$165,500. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 after hours.
Nous Parlons Frangais
Wir Sprechen Deutsch
Se Habla Espafol
Parliamo Italiano
Farsi Mi Dunim
Mir Redo Schwyzerduetsch


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS d[


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Little League tryouts set
Two try-out dates have been scheduled at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, for 1996 Little League players from 8
through 12 years old.
T-ball players ages 5 through 7 years old do not
have to try out. Players ages 8 through 12 who have not
played previously on a minor or major league team
must attend at least one of the try-out sessions.
Mandatory tryouts will be held as follows:
Saturday, Feb. 10
8 year olds 10 to 11 a.m.
9 year olds 11 a.m. to noon
10 year olds noon to 1 p.m.
11 and 12 year olds 1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
8 and 9 year olds 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
10, 11 and 12 year olds 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Coaches' drafts will take place following the sec-
ond tryout on Feb. 13.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Girls softball league starts
Registration for a girls slow-pitch softball league
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will be held from Jan. 31
through Wednesday, Feb. 7. Girls in age ranges from
9 through 12 years old and from 13 through 15 years
old will participate in inter-league play with other
Manatee County softball teams.
Girls registered to play in Little League baseball may
also play softball. The fee for softball will be $25 for
members or $30 for non-members. However, the softball
fee for girls also playing Little League will be waived.
Information, call Scott Dell at, 778-1908.


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

Debbie Dial R0i ^C Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600LMARINABDR. STE. 8



VIEW OF INTRACOASTAL


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Entirely remodeled 3BR/2BA single family home
with 2 car garage and extra work area. 2,100 sq.
ft. under roof, on 100 X 100 lot. New kitchen, car-
pet, imported Italian tile, formal dining room and
beautiful waterviews. $235,000
Shown by Appointment Only 778-3148
2217 Ave. B., Bradenton Beach


ISLANDER

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BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
REAL ESTATE
-- WAGNE REALTY 1
^\ / 778-2246
(800) 211-2323


Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"


Island Real Estate Presents...

AMERICA'S GREATEST

REAL ESTATE DEALS!


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

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

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


BEST PRICED CANALFRONT HOME JUST LISTED Attached villa, 3BR/
on Anna Maria Spacious 2BR/2BA with 2BA, newly built, elevated with lots of
huge family room light airy feel parking and storage. Convenient walk
throughout large lot with room for a to Holmes Beach business district or
pool. Tremendous potential. $179,900. beach. $149,900.


KEY ROYALE GEM 2BR/2BA needs "re-
cutting" to sparkle again. If you like the
challenge of creating and renovating, this
one's for youl Canalfront in the Island's
best waterfront community. 2,600+ sq. ft.
$349,500.


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


s$anin the bland
From the same
location since 1970.

6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
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PEDDLING FOR
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Then call the Real Estate
Professional willing to go the
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When you demand excellence
in Real Estate Service
BUYING OR SELLING
REACH RICHARD FOR RESULTS!!


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Office: 941-778-2291
Fax: 941-778-2294
Home: 941-921-4130


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Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK






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Dr. Diane Michaels opens
chiropractic office
Assisted by the Manatee
Chamber of Commerce and
the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce,
chiropractic physician Dr.
Diane Michaels officially "
opened her new office on
Thursday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m.,-
with a ribbon cutting cer-
emony by both Mayor Bill
Evers of Bradenton and Michaels
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger of


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4s Gulfstream Realty
8 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.
Robert Saint-Jean
"JE PARLE FRANCAIS"

CALL ON THE
CANADIAN EXPERT


CANALFRONT 2/2 CONDO...................$109,900
CANALFRONT 3/3 CONDO ...................$145,000
1 ACRE BUILDING LOT.............................$39,900
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2/2 ............ $61,500 & UP
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Holmes Beach. Her practice is located at Village Green
Plaza, 501 Village Green Parkway, Suite 15, Bradenton.
Salon consultant of year
Holmes Beach resident
Randy Streiler was named
1995 Salon Consultant of the
Year by J. H. Enterprises, the
local distributor for Paul
Mitchell, Zotos, and Brocato
professional salon products.
The company's top
award was presented at its
annual banquet held in
Tampa in January. Streiler


CLOSE TO THE BEACH
VERY SPACIOUS CONDO
Low Price with different floor plan! Two
bedrooms, two baths, with screened porch
off each bedroom. Spanish tile floor in
kitchen, dome ceiling. Nice carpet. In-
cludes refrigerator, range, disposal, dish-
washer, built-in microwave plus washer &
dryer. Nice, quiet, very small complex.
Swimming pool. Under $100,000.

re f 778-0455
REAL ESTATE 9906 Gulf Drive
Next to the Anna Maria
OF ANNA MARIA Post Office


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
* 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

*510WOODSTO I VV /2BA, 2 car
garage, bea 'end villa.... $140,000

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

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

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

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


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


The legend continues
at Annie's Bait & Tackle:
new management,
more seats
Annie's Bait & Tackle, on the Intracoastal in
Cortez at the base of the Cortez Bridge, is under new
management.
Bruce and Kim Shearer of Cortez took over run-
ning the popular business on Jan. 1. They say the
character and old Florida appearance for which
Annie's is famous will continue and they have added
more seating to the lounge area. Kim said everyone
who walks through the door is greeted and served
promptly.
The Shearers are offering high quality live
shrimp, along with a large selection of frozen bait.
The tackle shop is now fully equipped with a se-
lection of terminal tackle at reasonable prices.
By boat or car, Annie's Bait & Tackle at 4334
127th St. W., Cortez.
The new phone number is 794-3580.
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Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
S FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
1-800-306-9666


HOMES
STEPS TO THE BEACHI This Beach Cottage, just one
house from the Gulf has unlimited potential. 2BR/2BA.
Great Holmes Beach location. Just REDUCED to
$210,000. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at778-5287 or Ken
Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
JUST LISTED This 3BR elevated home is on Sailboat
water within walking distance to the Beach in Anna
Maria City. Priced to sell at $209,000. Call Pat Jackson
eves. at 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LOVELY MODERN HOME 3BR/2BA newer home in
great family neighborhood, complete with boat dock.
Vaulted ceilings and large screened porch. Offered at
$204,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986 or Pat
Jackson eves. at 778-3301.
DUPLEXES
BEST BUY 1BR/1BA Duplex in North Holmes Beach.
Great rental potential. Just one short block to the
Beach. Asking just $122,500. Call Pat Jackson eves.
at 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
JUST LISTEDIl Desirable north end duplex. Attractive
1BR duplex in area of new homes. Short walk to Bean
Point. Each unit faces opposite street offering very pri-
vate setting. Asking $134,500. Call Pat Jackson eves.
at 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LOCATION North end Duplex just steps to the Beach
in Anna Maria City. This rare investment opportunity
has just been reduced to $165,000. Call Ken Jackson
eves. at 778-6986 or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.
LOTS OF LOTS
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria...... Reduced to $69,000
Zoned for ROR. Lots of possibilities here. Owner may
finance. Great buy in Anna Maria City. Call Agnes
Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at
778-6986.
301 Pine Ave..................... Reduced to $150,000
Two lots zoned ROR in Anna Maria City. Owner may
finance. Also priced separately at $79,000. Call
Agnes Tooker eves. 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves.
at 778-6986.
111 Tern Dr ....................... Reduced to $134,500
One of the last canalfront lots left in Anna Maria. This
Cul-de-Sac lot offers 104 ft. on the water in a very pri-
vate setting. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
112 Tern Dr., Anna Maria .......................$139,900
If you want peace and quiet this lot is for you! Won-
derful canalfront lot at the end of a very quiet street.
This lot offers great views down several canals. Call
Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson
eves. at 778-6986.
MULTI-FAMILY PROPERTY....................$259,000
Zoned for 9 units 200x200 lot north of Manatee Avenue
in Beach. Many possibilities including apartment com-
plex or condominiums. Very close to Gulf beaches.
Owner is motivated and has listed below market value
at $259,000. Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE They can't make
anymore! This is the last piece of undeveloped
property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited potential with
15 proposed lots. Call Fran Maxon today for a com-
plete brochure on this unbelievable investment
opportunity. Asking $2,110,000.
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COUCH FOR SALE. 2 piece sectional 60" and 48". Ex-
cellent condition. $300 OBO 383-2523.
GOLF CLUBS Ladies/youth left-handed. Men's golf
clubs, #1 #4 woods, Wilson. Sears sewing machine in
sewing table. Call 778-5719.
LEATHER PADDED wheel chair recliner. Removable
tray, like new. $800 new, make offer. 778-0097.
TABLE 54" WITH 18" leaf. 6 chairs, green base, wood top,
wicker back on plaid cushion chairs. $150. 778-4863.
PAIR 5' GLASS sliding doors with hurricane film, track,
screen vertical blind. $150. 778-1168.
TWO MIRRORED CLOSET doors, 79" x 36". $75 ea.
OBO. 778-6113.
NORDIC TRACK PRO model like new $300 OBO.
Texas steer homs, authentic 8'. Make offer. Drop leaf
kitchen table w/2 chairs. $60. Pedestal fan, portable.
New $40. Rattan chair w/cushion, new $50. Hoover
vacuum upright w/all attachments like new $50. Micro-
wave w/turntable $50. Exhaust stove hood 30" w/fan
and light. $30. Sony radio receiver $25. Call 778-0015.
VINTAGE DRESSER with mirror, matching chest with
5 drawers, night table and twin headboards. Nice con-
dition. $150. 778-6003.
PRO-FORM ASCENT dual action stair master. New
$300 now $75. Excellent condition. Phone 778-7687.
WANTED TO BUY bricks/patio blocks. New or used.
Small quantities. 751-3011.
VCR, TV, STEREO and computer repair. Under $49.95
in most cases. Free in shop estimates, 30 years expe-
rience. VCR Clinic, 10018 Cortez Rd. 795-5324.


SMALL SALE ANTIQUES and collectibles. Fri. & Sat.,
Feb. 2 & 3, 8 to 2. 723 Key Royale Dr. Chairs, tables,
silverware, glassware, old brass, assorted pictures,
household items, china.
ANNUAL TRASH & TREASURE sale. Sat., Feb. 3,8 to
2. Pebble Springs clubhouse, corner of Manatee Ave.
& 59th St. W. Crafts, white elephant, baked goods,
books and rummage. Public invited. Lunch available.
GARAGE SALE. Sat., Feb. 3, 8 am- ? 659 Key Royale Dr.

RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Feb. 2, 9 to 2. St. Bernard Ac-
tivity Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 2 & 3, 9 to 3. 206 54th
St., Holmes Beach. Kids clothes, lots of misc.
ANNIE SILVER HALL, Fri. & Sat., Feb. 2 & Feb. 3.23rd
St. N. & Ave. C. Collectibles, household goods, knick
knacks and souvenirs. Most items $1. Proceeds ben-
efit Annie Silver Hall.

ESTATE SALE one day. Sat., Feb.. 3, 9 am. 513 71st
St., Holmes Beach. Many items, all must go.

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


MISSING OUR BELOVED Tony. Tiger striped cat ap-
proximately 10 lbs., 11 years old. 61st St., Holmes
Beach. Please call 778-3763. We miss him.


FUN FOR KIDS to raise money for Children's Miracle
Network at Bradenton Beach festival this weekend.
Bean bag toss, prizes for all. Visit the Re/Max booth.
For information or donations, call Re/Max Gulfstream
778-7777.
LORETTA & ELLEN have moved from Bob's Hair to the
Royal Palm Salon on Pine Ave. in Anna Maria. 778-7767.
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.
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.
GOLDEN RETRIEVER male puppy, 10 wks. Cham-
pion, pick of the litter. Show pet. $600. 778-5963.


MECHANIC NEEDED! 1984 Pace Arrow 30' motor
home. Engine needs major work. Motor home in good
condition. $4,500 OBO. Call 778-1016.
1991 CAPRICE CLASSIC. 4 door, 6 way seats, cruise,
Boise stereo, A/C, keyless entry, all power options.
Excellent. $8,700. 778-2387.
1990 FORD PROBE, white, good condition. Must sell.
$6,200 OBO 778-5332.
1978 MECEDES 280SE. Great Island cruiser only
$1,000. Good body, weak engine but runs good. A/C,
tires good. 778-1915.
1993 MUSTANG LX convertible. Beautiful burgandy,
special factory alloy wheels, p/windows, p/brakes, p/
locks. Auto transmission. 34,000 mi. Looks and drives
like new. Must sell. $10,995 OBO. 387-8813, 705-2822.
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.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
JET SKI RENTALS Cheapest in Florida! Service to your
door. Call (941)751-6489 for details.
20' SEA RAY 1974. 1990 Johnson 120 hp. with low
running hours. Hull and motor excellent. Interior needs
refurbishing. $3,000 OBO. 778-1016.
BOAT TRAILER 1983 Tee Nee tilt trailer for 18 22'
boat. Needs work and tires. A real steal at $100 OBO.
Call 778-1016.


SOUTHERN PRIDE Boat Works. Wood, fiberglass, gel,
bottom jobs, welding, commercial, pleasure. 16 years
experience. 778-0085. Beeper 252-2483.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.


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.
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.
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.
CLERK/CASHIER part time. Island Canvas Gear, 5348
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-3121.
TIP OF THE ISLAND restaurant has immediate posi-
tion available for full time waitress. Call 778-3909.
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.

BUSY ISLAND Real estate office needs and experi-
enced receptionist. Superior phone skills a must! All
inquiries confidential. Call 778-2246.
FULL TIME SECRETARY/BOOKKEEPER computer
knowledge helpful. Mon. Fri. 8 to 5. For interview call
778-2924.
TWO OPENINGS FOR stylists in busy Anna Maria
shop. 60% + 10% sales commission. Other benefits
included. Call Bob's Hair & Co. 778-3724.
NOW HIRING Waitstaff and cooks. Apply in person to
Crown & Thistle British Restaurant & Pub. 778-5173.
SHELLS SEAFOOD now hiring full time cashiers, part
time bartender. Apply between 2 4 pm.
HELP AVAILABLE. 20 years retail sales and manage-
ment experience. Let me help you succeed. Base salary
plus commission desired. AMI only. Terry 778-4151.


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. I


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


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GREAT CANAL HOME!
Potential for a 3rd bedroom & same split plan! Presently
provides 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths, unique centered
kitchen, Florida room plus a great deck overlooking natural
canal and front and rear patios. Let us show you this one
owner home! $239,500. Call Marie Franklin.



MARE LIC REAL ESTATE
FAKLIN REALTY BRCER
"We ARE the Iland."
9805 Gul Drive PO Box 835 Anna Me .Ia. Florda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


MARCH VACATION RENTAL
703 Fern, City of Anna Maria, north end of island. An out-
standing remodeling job has created this most delightful 3
bedroom, 2 bath, carport, single family home. Fully equipped
to include skylight in kitchen, washer/dryer, bikes, VCR, and
beautiful fenced-in back yard. Steps to beach. $1800.

Doug
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Dowling iDWING
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Kealty Anna M1.a
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2 GULFFRONT RENTALS AVAILABLE
FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY!!!

759 NORTH SHORE DR.
Charming 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront home in Anna
Maria City. $2,200 plus tax.

701 NORTH SHORE DR.
Lovely 3BR/2BA direct Gulffront home. Nicely fur-
nished. $2,400 plus tax.

Call Stephanie Bell at 778-2307 or (800) 306-9666


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria. FL34210
)* FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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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.
LOWEST CLEANING RATES on the Island. 10 years
experience. Great references. Ironing and alterations a
specialty. Pick up and delivery. 778-8010.
'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.
COMPUTER ASSISTANCE & INSTRUCTION. Having
trouble? Need help? Want to upgrade your computer? Rea-
sonable rates! Friendly service! 778-4693 or 778-8358.
COMPUTER SUPPORT Training, troubleshooting,
consulting, repairs, Internet installations, Internet adver-
tising, backups, data entry, other computer services
available. 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 beeper 749-2150
PROFESSIONAL TREE TRIMMING and light hauling.
Call 779-2522.


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.









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.

V.s


CANAL-FRONT HOME on
Longboat Key. One house away
from the bay. 2BR/2B, screened
lanai, great bay views. $230,000.
Bobbie Banan 383-2659.
SPECTACULAR, ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESI-
DENCE with panoramic view. 3BR/3B, fireplace in
great room, 55' +/- wraparound porch. Professionally
landscaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS
OWNER to reside next to business. 2BR/2B pool
home and rare C-1 zoned office building, 800 +/- sq.
ft. One block from beach in predominately residen-
tial area. Possible owner financing. $240,000.
Steve Magner, 792-8559.
BEAUTIFUL UPDATED VILLA. Picturesque views
of marina, ICW, clubhouse and pool. Private, en-
closed lanai. This single villa has been lovingly
maintained. $133,500. Peggy Henger, 383-4638.
LOVELY UNIT IN POPULAR COMPLEX. Private,
wooded setting, large enclosed lanai and work
area. Laundry room in carport. Good value on
Longboat Key. $124,900. Peggy Henger, 383-4638.
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY for vacation home or
first time buyer. Major renovations / updating; roof,
A/C, flooring, landscaping, decking, paint. Directly
across the beach. Perfect for casual, beach-going
lifestyle. Great investment potential. $189,000. John
Zisman, 383-5252.


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


CARPET, VINYL TILE. Sold, installed and repaired.
Free estimates, excellent prices. All workmanship guar-
anteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381.


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.


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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.
CUSTOM HOME MAINTENANCE, inside and out,
cleaning, painting, lawn care, etc. Responsible 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.
THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remodel-
ing, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.


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PINE BAY FOREST...2BR/2BA with loft. Garden win-
dow in kitchen, $92,000.
WESTBAY COVE...bayfront complex, heated pool, tennis,
walk to beach. 1BR/1BA, $85,900. 2BR/2BA, $133,900.
SUNBOW BAY...2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevator and
walk to beach $95,900.
MARTINIQUE...top floor 2BR/2BA with Gulf & Bay
views, $189,900. Also 2BR/2BA $196,900.
BAYVIEW 9 unit Bed & Breakfast $330,000.
ISLAND MOTELIAPARTMENT...22 units, 110' gulffront.
#DY68061. $1,850,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427


Michael Advocate
REALTOR/GRI
Office: (941) 778-0766
After Hours:
(941) 778-0608


525 KUMQUAT DR., Anna Maria. Spacious
3BR/2BA deepwater canalfront home. Huge 6+
car garage under house. Alaskan rock fire-
place. Custom built to withstand high winds.
Views of Tampa Bay. 2,283 sq. ft. living area in
move in condition. Price reduced to $325,000.

SHELL POINT...Newly decorated 2BR/2BA ground
floor unit with screened porch overlooking pool. Ten-
nis, putting green and clubhouse. #68740. $116,500.
Don't delay, call today. Deborah Thrasher or Connie
Volts eves 778-3395 or 778-0399.
LOT...In prime residential area in northwest
Bradenton. In small subdivision near Palma Sola
Bay, minutes to Gulf beaches, shopping and in a


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.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, erosion con-
trol, commercial diving. 779-2522


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.
MARCH VACANCY.Duplex 1BR/1BA available imme-
diately. Close to shopping and restaurants, 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.
DUPLEX WATERFRONT View of Intracoastal, walk to
Bradenton Beach. Large 2BR, dock, davits, f/b yard,
secluded, modern. Annual $750 mo. Immediate occu-
pancy. (813) 539-5586 or (813) 784-3679.
GULF FRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able weekly in Apr. $500. 778-2832.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.


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


MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD...Open floor plan with bayviews,
pool with spa.. #KS66278. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with heated pool.
#KS67250. $179,900.
PERICO BAY...2BR/2BA unit overlooking Palma Sola Bay.
Many upgrades. #KS66624. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE...3BR/3BA with fireplace, fruit trees, pool and
boat dock/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
ISLAND PARADISE...Luxury 2/3BR condo on the Gulf with
panoramic views. $289,000.
SYCAMORE AVE...4BR/3BA elegant home. Close to the Gulf.
#KS67913. $279,000.
SIESTA KEY...No bridges to bay. 2BR/2BA, 50' dock.
#KS67542. $235,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR...3BR/2BA on deep water canal
with dock. Pool and spa. $418,000.
CONCORD LANE...totally renovated 3BR/2BA with caged pool.
Turnkey furnished. $269,000.

VILLAGE GREEN...
i Freshly painted 2BR/2BA home
in a quiet location, close to ev-
erything. Eat-in-kitchen, 2 car
garage, tile roof and screened
porch. #68711. $95,000.

Carol Heinze
REALTORG/CRS
Multi-Million $ Club
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist

neighborhood of luxury homes. #68782. $41,900.
Call T. Dolly Young, eves 778-5427.
PRICED FOR A QUICK SALE...Rare opportunity to
buy a 3BR/1 BA home for under $60,000. A good ba-
sic home with country kitchen and great for small fam-
ily just starting out. Citrus trees in the yard. #68798.
$59,900. Call Donald Pampuch, eves 778-3111.


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Sandy Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
LaWn Hauling* By the cut or by the month.
SService 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
.1 778-134 AND SATISFACTION

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


MULCH STONE SHELL SOD

stom 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



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


REMODELING

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

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


Deffenbaugh
LOCKS & SECURITY
LOCKED OUT?
HOME AUTO
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repalled
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE-
RADIO DISPATCHED
SPECIALTY KEYS
LUGGAGE REPAIRS
By Appointment 778-5594


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Painting
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Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


Painting by Elaine
Deffenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR
& EXTERIOR
* RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
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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.
2BR DUPLEX 1/2 block from beach. Available Mar.,
Apr., May. $1,250 mo. Call (813) 681-9656, leave mes-
sage, will call back.
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.
SEASONAL/ YEARLY 2 STORY 1BR/1BA, garage,
washer/dryer, no pets. Steps to beach. $1,200 mo./$650
annual, 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.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR in H.B., nice! 2 blocks from
Gulf. $400 mo. + until. + $400 security. 778-4084, 778-
6541 or pager 569-1591.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex. $700
mo + utilities. Will consider pets. Call Carla Price, Smith
Realtors 778-0770.
KEY ROYALE Spacious 2BR/2BA canalfront home,
breakfast area, family room, large screened porch, pool,
elec. and water at dock, 2 car garage. $1,350 mo. an-
nual. Call Carla Price, Smith Relators 778-0770.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house. Panoramic
view, available Apr. due to cancellation. Full month or
weekly. (813) 920-5595.
ON BAY 2BR/2BA house, $2,200 mo or 1BR/1BA
apt., $1,500 mo. Available now Apr. 30. Turnkey
ready. Call 778-9639.
TWO FURNISHED VACATION rentals ideal for single
or couple. Avail. now. Gulfview studio $350 wk. Key
Royale apt. $1,600 mo. 778-6126 778-6127.
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available in
March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.
WHY RENT? 2BR/2BA condo, turnkey furnished. Beau-
tiful beach, tennis, heated pool. Neal & Neal Realtors.
Helen White 778-2261 eves. 778-6956.
SMALL EFFICIENCY APT. 1997 Season $1,200 ev-
erything included. Beautiful North end beach view. Up-
stairs. 751-3011.
BAYOU CONDO, ground floor. 2BR/1 BA waterfront, pri-
vate dock, bayview. Available Apr. and May. $1,500 mo.
(941) 299-6336.
TOO MANY CHOICES? Then try this one! Two houses from
best Gulf beach, available immediately. Large 1,500 sq. ft.,
3BR/2BA with garage. $1,000 mo. plus you pick the furniture.
Drive by 110 81st St., Holmes Beach. Call (813) 254-4949.
ANNUAL RENTAL Large 2BR/1 BA apartment, 1/2 block
to Gulf. Well maintained duplex apartments. No pets.
$600 mo. + utilities. 778-0608.
2BR DUPLEX in city of Anna Maria. Central air, secu-
rity system, washer/dryer, private yard with deck. 1st,
last, security. No pets. 756-8787 or 792-8817.
GULFVIEW SMALL DEAD END St. along Gulf. 3BR
cottage, Mar. 17/23, $650. Apr. $1,800 mo., $700 wk.
2BR cottage, April $1,600 mo., $650 wk. 778-0990.


RENTALS, VERY NICE and fully equipped. $1,500 -
$2,400. Hurry! Green Real Estate. (941) 778-0455.
HOUSE MATE WANTED to share 3BR/2BA. Working
male. $100 wk. $50 deposit all utilities included. W/D,
no pets or smokers. 778-5114.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach
home. Large fenced yard, gazebo, w/d. Available
Apr. $1,200 mo. includes utilities and cable. Call
(941) 778-3394.
HOLMES BEACH clean 1BR apartment, view of Gulf.
Six months only. $625 mo. utilities included. Nov. 1 to
May 1. (941) 778-0097.
ANNA MARIA near Post office beach. 2BR furnished
apartment available Feb. 15. May 1st. $650 + utilities.
779-1090.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/1BA, across street
form Gulf. Wtr/cable included, no pets. Must see. 1st,
last, and deposit. Phone 778-7665.


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OPEN HOUSE Sun., Feb. 4, 1 to 4.. 2BR/2BA, canal,
dock, 160 x 80 yd. Eight fruit trees, lanai, carpet, appli-
ances, garage w/auto door. 423 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., Feb. 4, 1 to 4. Tampa Bay
beachfront. 812 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. 778-1239.
OPEN HOUSE, Sun., Feb. 4, 1 4. 525 Kumquat. Spa-
cious 3BR/2BA, 6+ car garage, deep water canalfront
home. Gourmet kitchen, Tampa Bay views. Michael
Advocate, Prudential Florida Realty. 778-0608, after
hours 778-0766.
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.
BAYVIEW DUPLEX FOR only $139,900. Great comer
location now zones as a 1 BR/1 BA duplex but could be
converted to a great single family home. Hardwood
floors and a great room concept. Call Sandy Greiner or
Barbara Turner at Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
3 CAR GARAGE and a boathouse included with a large
4BR/2.5 BA home with formal living and dining rooms,
large kitchen, breakfast room, family room and a
screened lanai with hot tub. Contact Sandy Greiner Re/
Max Gulfstream 778-777.

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The perfect way to begin or end a
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a massage by Charlie.
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Home or Office visits available.
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SAILBOAT DOCKAGE with 39' dock. Ideal Holmes Beach,
3BR canal home with an abundance of tropical fruit trees. Call
Sandy Greiner Ra/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
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.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX two story, Bradenton Beach.
2BR upstairs, 1BR down, seawalled, garage. Fantas-
tic 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 re-
duced 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.
LARGE LOT, deep water canal, 3BR/2BA split plan.
Den, lanai, courtyard, dock, garage, carport. 517 71st
St., Holmes Beach. $219,900. 778-7999.
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA BUILDING LOT w/view across from
beach. Will work with Realtors, owner has plans.
$119,900. 778-5842.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.
PLAYA ENCANTADA turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
condo. Beautiful beach, tennis, heated pool. Neal &
Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-2261, eves. 778-6956.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Newly remodeled
inside and out. $134,000. 2103 Ave. B., Bradenton
Beach. 778-1353.
BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA CONDO with beautiful view.
Two pools, tennis and short walk to beach. Priced to
sell at $149,900 by owner. 778-0799.
TIRED OF ALL THE FUSS ABOUT BRIDGES?
Move to the other end of the Cortez Bridge (near the
Seafood Shack). Spacious luxury 3BR condo (1,835
sq. ft.). Your own 40' dock on protected deep water
canal. You can still walk to beach. Two heated pools,
tennis, park like grounds, elevator. Asking $219,000.
Irongate Realty Inc. 756-8818.
CONDO SHOPPING? Hundreds to choose from. One
Realtor to find you the right one: Yvonne Higgins at Re/
Max Gulfstream. 778-7777 or 318-5752.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Famil-
ial status includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper
will not knowing accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for
the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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THE M ODERN CYNIC -1 1 2 --4 5 l 1 1 m-6-17
BY MICHAEL W. PERRY / EDITiED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
I Waste
5 "Catch!"
9 Pure
15 Canine
greeting
18 Stevenson
character
19 Sharp
21 Corrida
participant
22 Early August
arrival
23 "Quanto e bella,"
e.g.
24 Weather
forecast
25 Only
Illinois-born
President
26 Defile
27 Speaker of this
puzzle's quip
30 Soothe
32 Knotted up
33 Petition
34 Wins over
35 Noted writer on
poker
38 Foundation
39 Stage
planning
40 Part I of the
quip
45 Island
transportation
49 Semiconductor
giant
50 Actor's
direction

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51 Slick
52 Dodge
53 Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame
architect
54 Kind of movie
55 Remote
button
56 "Eat!"
57 Tangle
59 Many a
Michener
novel
60 "Impression:
Sunrise" and
others
61 Part 2 of the
quip
67 "Britannicus"
playwright
68 Be bereft of
69 The Louvre's
"Venus d'--
70 Battery end
71 Reference
72 Betting game,
informally
73 "Deep Space
Nine"
changeling
76 Kim Philby and
others
77 Gossip
78 Stitch
together
79 Rocky Mountain
town
81 Sci-fi writer
Anthony
82 Part 3 of the
quip
85 Disheveled
87 Facilitate


88 Hobo's
lodging
89 Younger son
of a Spanish
monarch
92 Christmas
staple
93 Perspective
95 Reward
96 End of the
quip
102 Street of film
103 1965 Yardbirds
hit
105 Nicholas Gage
book
106 Leading--
107 Wolfed
108 On now
109 Australian
sheep
menace
110 Capacity
III Club -
112 Commercial
papers
113 First place
114 Kind of dog
DOWN
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2 Prop for
Orpheus
3 Frigg's
husband
4 Part of a
"Twelve Days of
Christmas" gift
5 Carriage horse
6 Psychologist
Havelock --
7 Pee Wee of
Cooperstown


8 Christian and
others
9 Threshold
10 "Waiting for the
Robert -"
11 Gertrude
Lawrence film
bio
12 Coat, in old
slang
13 Like 1,2,3
14 1986 Pulitzer
novel
15 Place of
worship
16 Sphere
17 Return parts
20 Make scores of
60
28 Streisand film
29 Fully exposed
31 Comedy club on
cable TV
34 Stand up to
35 Fragment
36 Movie prefix
37 Hostile to
38 Nancy, in a Sir
William Gilbert
song
39 Food
Company
41 Pioneer
bacteriologist
J.R.
42 Deify
43 Treat with
nuts
44 Pre-Jet New
York footballer
46 Sound of
Washington


47 "Dombey and
Son" wife
48 Compact
54 Clearance


62 Formerenemy 75 "I'm- you!" 92 Largecanines


capital
63 Moliere's "'--
des femmes"


55 M Katahdin's 64 First two words
locale (f "Dixie"


57 Peter Parker's
alias
58 Superfluous
59 Blister


65 "Fie, thou
dishonest !"
"Twelfth Night"
66 Complainer
71 Shlicker's home


60 Adjective in
cigarette ads 72 Acorn, e g
61 "My Three Sons" 73 ()uldoors
dog 74 Small progress


77 Two pills, e g.
78 Rousted
79 Bowl
80 Sows
83 S C lohnson
brand
84 Rapture
86 Perplex
89 Girder
90 "-xltremen
Prejudice" actor
91 (it angry,


93 Outlay
94 Knife wielder's
move
96 Contemporary
novelist Martin
97 Curse
98 Writer Wiesel
99 -- worship
100 Check out, so to
speak
101 Desideratum
104 Coach
Parseghian


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CANALFRONT HOME $238,000 Large
BR/.2lA Key Rovale home desigried for ener-
raining Open floor plan. big family room 2 car
,garage & maintenance free yard Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-2261 eves 778-
,.. 6791 or 778-4891











FABULOUS VIEW $125,500 2BR/2BA in
rear section of Perico Bay Club Lallice garages
& fabulous views of Palma Sola Bay. tidal pond
and wildlife preserve Excellent price for such a
prestigious area Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261


EXQUISITE WATER FRONT $579,500
Unique luxury home on extra wide canal.
Large lot, 3BR/3BA, dock, 12.5 davits. Vaulted
ceiling, fireplace and much, much more. A
must see. Call Nick Patsios 778-2261 or Nick
at Nite 778-4642.







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TOWNHOUSE ON THE WATER $220,000
Rarely available 3BR/3BA, 2 story enclosed
lanai. Westbay Point & Moorings boat dock out-
side your door. Spacious, elegant interior.
Bobye Chasey 778-2261, eves 778-1532.


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











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


LOVELY HOME $84,900
home on cul-de-sac in very
Glass enclosed lanai, indoor
sprinkler, well & timer. Many
Martin 778-2261 or eves. 794-


I Village Green
good condition.
r utility, garage,
extras. Call Paul
0049.


CANALFRONT TOWNHOUSE $74,900
Beautifully remodeled 2BR/2BA end unit with
ceramic tile and Berber carpet. Boat dock avail-
able. Great rental or vacation home. Call Chard
Winheim 778-2261, eves. 778-6743.


Evelyn K.

Mitchell ..-
REALTOR
Associate
778-1952


Evelyn moved to Anna Maria
Island in 1976 and has been in
Real Estate Sales since 1981.

r She would be very happy to
talk to you about buying or sell-
ing Real Estate


Coquina Beach .... $185,000 & $189.000
5400 Condo ....... .. $78,000 $250,000
Heron Harbor .. ........ .... ..... $74.900
Island Village Condo ... $124.900
Norlh Beach Village .... .. $159,900
Perico Bay Club .. ....... ...... $125.500 $217,000
Plava Encanlada ........ . $169,900
Summer Sands.... . $144 900
Sunbovv Bay ... ............ ... .. ... $114.900
Tovnhouses in me Cav .. $72 000 & $74.900
Weslbay Co'.e. $142 500 & $145.000
Wesiba, Coe Soulh .143,000C
Westbay PoinI & lMoorings $124 000 $220.0CO
Whrne,' Beach $99 000& 1109 OC00


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