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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE MARCH 14, 1996

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A ban on taking more than two live shellfish from
waters off Manatee County was unanimously ap-
proved by the governor and cabinet Tuesday.
Dottie McChesney, proponent of the measure that
took almost three years to implement, was ecstatic
about the approval.
"I'm very pleased we passed the final hurdle," she
said. "With a lot of help from the citizens we were able
to reach our goal today."
McChesney said Gov. Lawton Chiles acknowl-
edged that the 19 letters from fifth graders at Anna


Maria Elementary School requesting passage of the
shellfish harvest limitation helped turn the proposal
into reality.
Prohibited is the taking of more than two live shell-
fish from the coastal waters of Manatee County. Resi-
dents of Anna Maria have complained of wholesale
harvesting of sand dollars and starfish from the
beaches.
Excluded from the ban are oysters, hard clams,
sunray venus clams, scallops and coquinas.
A similar harvesting ban is in effect in Lee County.


THERE'S THE PITCH. HE SWINGS. HE HITS!


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Little League cranks up on Anna Maria
Chris Meier, 12-year-old player for Betsy Hills Real Estate, got
a nice single to take first base in last Friday's Little League
minors game against Bali Hai. Betsy Hills won the game 7-6.


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Shell ban now law


Holmes Beach plans scaled down in size, price


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Architect H. Patterson Fletcher has cut the size of
the proposed Holmes Beach City Hall complex from
12,000 to 9,900 square feet and the price tag from $1.2
million to $950,000, announced Council Chairman
Luke Courtney at last week's council meeting.
Fletcher met with the mayor and city department
heads before making the revisions, which include remov-
ing the second story from the police department, decreas-
ing the size of offices and eliminating some offices.
"It meets the present needs of the city but there's
no room for future growth, due to the wishes of some
of the public," Courtney explained.
The revised plans are available for viewing in city


hall this week. A public hearing on the plans is set for
March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
In other business:
Courtney said the city plans to install three base-
ball fields a full-sized Babe Ruth field, a Little
League field and a T-ball field. The city has requested
$25,000 from the county to complete the work.
Council turned down a request from Arthur Jones
to sell his dock in one of the city's three T-end canals.
Jones recently requested non-conforming status for use
of the dock but was turned down by the council.
Ownership of the docks in the canals on 74th
through 77th Street fronting on Marina Drive was es-
tablished in an ordinance passed last year by council.
The ordinance stated that property owners in certain


Bridge plan quashed in workshop


By Paul Roat
An environmental permitting specialist summed
up the chance of another bridge linking the barrier is-
lands and the mainland with two words:
"Not possible."
Environmentalists, planners and bridge specialists
gathered last week in a technical workshop called a
charrette to answer the question of whether a new
bridge could be built to meet federal, state, regional and
local permitting requirements.
The conclusion of the 19 people present appears to
doom construction of any additional span between the
Cortez and Ringling bridges.
The group spent more than six hours discussing
land use, traffic patterns, wetland locations, water qual-
ity changes and overall need of the proposed bridge.
The group's conclusions will be presented to regional
traffic planners next month.


Jim Kissick, representing Bradenton Beach and the
only Islander participating in the charrette, was less
than pleased with the outcome.
"Bradenton Beach interests would have been as
readily served had their solitary representative spent his
time working on his airplane," Kissick reported to the
Bradenton Beach City Council the day after the
charrette.
Island cities had lobbied for the charrette to be held
for more than two years in the hope that another link
between the mainland and the islands would ease traf-
fic congestion, especially in the Bradenton Beach-
Cortez Bridge area.
Kissick said the only logical place for a new bridge
would be across Sarasota Bay from an extension of
53rd Avenue to a point just north of the Longboat Pass
PLEASE SEE CHARRETTE, NEXT PAGE


Bay Palms Subdivisions may register for dock use.
Jones is not a Bay Palms property owner.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said the city could
not allow him to sell something it does not recognize
that he owns. Council instructed Petruff to work with
Jones and the mayor to determine if Jones can remove
water lines and electrical boxes from the dock.
Council established that the first meeting of the
newly elected council will take place immediately fol-
lowing the swearing in on March 25. A council chair-
man and vice chairman will be elected at that time.
Council approved a joint parking agreement at
Turtle's Bar and Grill for a kite shop.


HOLMES


BEACH

Van Wagoner mayor,

Robinson, Whitmore

elected to council
Holmes Beach voters have elected a new mayor,
re-elected one councilwoman and put a new face on
the board as a result of Tuesday's election.
Bob VanWagoner will succeed incumbent Rich
Bohnenberger as mayor of the city. Mike Heistand was
third in the tri-way race.
Political newcomer Ron Robinson received the
most votes and will serve on the council with his 28
percent of the vote. Incumbent Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore was re-elected with 27 percent of the vote.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer and Sue Normand were
unsuccessful in their respective bids for re-election and
election.
The bridge referendum question whether voters
in Holmes Beach favored rehabilitation and safety lanes
to the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue rather
than replacement with another span was passed. Vote
counts on the bridge were 65 percent favoring reha-
bilitation, 34 percent favoring replacement.
Vote totals for mayor were:
VanWagoner, 787 votes, 48.3 percent
Bohnenberger, 659 votes, 40.5 percent
Heistand, 183 votes, 11.2 percent
Vote totals for council were:
Robinson, 853 votes, 28 percent
Whitmore, 834 votes, 273 percent
Geyer, 709 votes, 23.2 percent
Normand, 655 votes, 21.5 percent


Island Tour of Homes
this Saturday
Details, page 16








SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ................................. .............. 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements .......................................... 10
Stir-it-up .................................. .............. 23
School Daze ............................................. 24
Streetlife .................................. ............... 28
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 30
Real estate transactions ............................... 34
Crossword puzzle........................................ 40







I- PAGE 2 N MARCH 14, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Exceptions to hearing officer's orders filed


By Paul Roat
Analysis
More is revealed in what is NOT contested than
what is when it comes to a review of complaints against
the recommended orders to not build a high, fixed-span
bridge to the Island.
Two state agencies embroiled in the megabridge
dispute have issued exceptions to Hearing Officer Rob-
ert Meale's recommended orders not to build the re-
placement bridge between the mainland and Holmes
Beach at Manatee Avenue.
Florida Department of Transportation's Francine
Ffolkes and Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Christine Stretesky both wrote lengthy
"exceptions to the recommended orders" issued by
Meale last month.
Meale recommended the dredge-and-fill permit
needed by the DOT from the DEP not be issued due to
seagrass loss, water quality degradation and threat to
manatees, among other findings.
DEP Secretary Virginia Weatherall will now re-
view the recommended orders, the exceptions and


Sparky comes
to the Island
Sparky the Fire Dog
visits with Erika Skelton
at Saturday's Public
Safety Expo at the fire
station in Holmes Beach.
Representatives of the
county's public safety
agencies displayed their
vehicles, demonstrated
equipment and answered
questions from visitors.
Islander Photo: Pat
Copeland.


write the final orders of whether or not a dredge-and-
fill permit will be issued for construction of the bridge.
Her final orders are expected early next month.

Under attack
Not surprisingly, most of Meale's findings have
come under attack by the DOT.
Of the 172 findings of fact Meale documented,
DOT's Ffolkes took exception with 126 of them.
DEP's Stretesky took exception with 52 findings.
It is expected that DEP Secretary Weatherall will
place more weight to her staff's findings than DOT
conclusions. If that expectation holds true, Meale's
findings that have not been challenged by DEP include
some of the following statements:
"The [seagrass] mitigation in this permit is a rea-
sonable assurance only ... of the continuation of the
trend of the last half-century during which Florida has
lost one-third of its nearshore seagrass meadows and of
the wisdom of the principle that conservation of exist-
ing beds is a more certain means by which to maintain
well-functioning seagrass habitat."


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CHARRETTE, FROM PAGE 1
Bridge. That bridge would ease traffic congestion
through Bradenton Beach, he said, as well as provide
a better egress for Longboat Key residents during any
hurricane evacuation.



Night meetings

norm now in

Bradenton Beach
Dracula, take note: you can now attend the
second city council meeting of the month in
Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach City Council members
unanimously approved an ordinance last Thursday
changing the time of regular council meetings to
evening hours. The second council meeting of the
month previously began at 1 p.m.
The change, council members agreed, allows
citizens who work to attend meetings. Included in
that group is Councilman John Kaufmann, who
said last year that his work schedule would cause
him to miss the afternoon meetings.
Residents had also complained that council
members were passing sweeping changes to city
laws in usually low-attendance afternoon meetings.


Limited seagrass beds would be impacted at that
spot, Kissick said.
Participants in the workshop agreed need of the
bridge must be proven before any applying for any per-
mits. That need is not evident in any of the nine com-
prehensive plans that encompass the bridge area. Also,
environmental impacts that the bridge could create
would be serious, the group agreed.
"The need for the bridge appears to be relatively
modest and, in light of that, overcoming the permit re-
quirements would be difficult," Charles Siemons, a
consultant who helped conduct the technical workshop,
said at the conclusion of the meeting.
Longboat Key Planning Director Dan Gaffney
agreed. "No one has established the need for a third
bridge, and without that need a permit would not be
possible," he said.
Charrette participants gave a numerical grade be-
tween eight and "not possible" in ranking the proposed
new bridge. Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection permitting specialist George Craciun, one of the
key players in permitting bridges in the region, ranked
the bridge "not possible" as his grade.
The idea of an additional bridge has been studied
for more than 20 years by the Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization and local govern-
ments. The most recent study called for the bridge to
be built from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Air-
port to Longboat Key, at a cost of more than $250 mil-
lion. That plan was quashed due to cost and virulent op-
position by Longboat Key residents.


"The success of the proposed seagrass transplan-
tation is speculative at best. Under the best of circum-
stances, seagrass transplantation is a complicated pro-
cess that has not been demonstrated consistently to
prevent net habitat loss."
"...The primary seagrass mitigation plan ... is
more likely than not to fail."
"The alternative and contingent mitigation plans
are worthless because they lack success criteria, de-
tailed guidelines for identifying donor and receiving
areas and practicality. The ... plans amount to nothing
more than vague and unenforceable undertakings to
find seagrass somewhere and transplant it somewhere
else."
The thrust of both DEP and DOT exceptions is on
Meale's comments about the bridge's impact on Island
ambience, traffic patterns and accidents both on and
adjacent to the existing bridge.
Both agency attorneys claim his findings are out of
the purview of the charge of determining if the permit
to disturb the Bay is harmful or whether it could be
mitigated through seagrass planting elsewhere.


One council


confirms new


building official
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Joseph E. Duennes was confirmed by the Holmes
Beach City Council last week as the city's new public
works supervisor / building official at a salary of $33,592.
"I went through 14 resumes," said Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger. "The person who fills this position has
to meet certain state standards. He has to be fully cer-
tified or partially certified and qualified for a provi-
sional license."
Duennes is state certified in several areas, the
mayor said. He has been a contractor since 1972, is
currently a building inspector in Manatee County and
is a graduate of Purdue University. Duennes submit-
ted two weeks' notice at his present job on March 6.
Since the departure of John Fernandez, the city's
former public works supervisor/ building official, the
city has been aided by Phil Charnock, Anna Maria's
public works supervisor/ building official,and by in-
spectors on loan from the City of Bradenton,
Bohnenberger said.
Prior to Fernandez's resignation, the city adver-
tised for a second building official; however,
Bohnenberger said that has been put on the back
burner.
"I don't feel the city needs another full-time per-
son at the present time," he said. "If in the future we
need to revisit that, we can."

... and another is

shocked at ad

costs for theirs
Champagne taste on a beer budget is an analogy
that some may apply to the Bradenton Beach City
Council's attempt to hire a building official.
Council members agreed last week to advertise for the
vacant position in daily newspapers serving the
Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa areas. The
ads were to run for three weekends in all the papers.
The city attorney was instructed to write the ad,
and the clerk's office was to reserve space.
Council members got the price tag for the ad place-
ment last week.
The total: $15,551.
To put the amount in perspective, it totals about six
months salary for the previous building official.
Or, for that much money, you could take out about
24 full page ads in The Islander Bystander.
A stunned council quickly moved to re-think the
matter. The city attorney was instructed to shorten the
ad it's about 121 lines long, or about 400 words -
yet still meet legal requirements. Placement options
will be discussed during a special council meeting later
this week.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MARCH 14, 1996, 1996 0 PAGE 3 i

Residents call for Mayor Arnold's resignation


By Paul Roat
In what is evolving into a regular feature at
Bradenton Beach City Council meetings, several
residents have again asked for the resignation of
Mayor Leroy Arnold.
Arnold is steadfastly maintaining he has no
plans to resign from the post he was elected to last
December.
"I thought that in a democracy the innocent were
innocent until proven guilty," Arnold said. "I believe
I was judged prematurely."
Arnold is under fire due to comments he made to
City Clerk Alice Baird and Deputy Clerk Lea Ann
Bessonette on Jan. 26. In a heated exchange in the
mayor's office, Baird said Arnold said told her she
could not be trusted because she aided a political foe
of Arnold's, attended a church whose minister filed
a lawsuit against Arnold last year and had hired
Bessonette, who Arnold said lived with another
woman.
Arnold has said he was only bringing forward
rumors he had heard to Baird.
Baird said Arnold was harassing her and
Bessonette.
The altercation has escalated to the point where
the city council voted 3-1 Feb. 28 to ask Arnold to
immediately resign as mayor.
Arnold blasted the council vote during last
week's council meeting, calling the statements read
requesting his resignation by Vice Mayor Connie
Drescher and Councilman Dick Suhre "a pre-
planned act. That was a direct violation of the Sun-
shine Law, and I've heard of people who intend to
file a complaint with the Florida Commission on
Ethics."
The Sunshine Law prohibits elected officials
from discussing how they intend to vote on matters
coming before them. Its intent is to have all delibera-
tions made before the people "in the sunshine."
Last Thursday, several residents concurred with
the council action requesting Arnold resign and, dur-
ing sometimes heated remarks, requested the mayor
step down.


"The city is at a standstill, and as long as you're
mayor I don't see this changing," resident Dick Grif-
fin said. "One of the people who voted for you told
me a while ago that you were just elected and to give
you a chance. Now, he's told me that you had your
chance and you blew it.
"I'm asking you to resign for the good of the
city. You have opened the city up to ridicule, law-
suits and embarrassment," Griffin continued.
"Think, Mr. Arnold, and I'm sure you'll do the right
thing. Will you resign as mayor of this city?"
"I don't need to answer you," Arnold said.
The verbal exchange between Arnold and Grif-
fin intensified until at one point the mayor, his voice
rising, told Griffin, "You shut up until I get through.
This is nothing other than trying to get rid of a mayor
who wants to cut taxes."
As the argument continued Arnold said, "This is
a kangaroo court. This is mob rule. If you don't shut
up I'll have you put out of here."
Griffin was not alone in making comments about
Arnold.
"I heard repeatedly as you ran for mayor that the
reason you were running was to restore freedom of
speech," resident Jo Ann Goodchild said. "Now,
someone comes up to speak and you tell them to shut
up."
Former Councilman Herb Dolan said, "I think
Arnold is just not smart enough for the job as mayor.
Personally, I cannot support him as mayor. We had
a mayor of the city, Katie Pierola, who was the best
mayor we have ever had. At one time our city was
the worst city on the Island. Now, other cities are
starting to look up to us and copy us.
"Katie Pierola stepped down because she hoped
the next mayor would continue what she started, but
with this mayor we're doing nothing but bickering
and fighting," Dolan said. "Nothing is going on. I
believe we have to go forward in a better way. I ask
you to step down for the benefit of the city."
"I've heard a lot of statements from council, the
mayor and property owners," Community Redevel-
opment Agency Chairman Clem Dryden said. "We


need to cut to the chase and get on with city busi-
ness."
Turning to Arnold, Dryden asked, "Do you in-
tend to resign?"
"No," Arnold said, "not unless it's because of
my health. I have an obligation to the people who put
me in office."
"Then we have conflicting opinions," Dryden
said. "All I'm seeing is everybody being divisive.
"Has Leroy screwed up some? Yes, he did,"
Dryden continued. "He should have looked at all the
different angles, but everyone is running around like
chickens with their heads cut off."
"I live next to the mayor," Dan Olson said, "and
I know he's had problems with his health. You have
a guy who's just got into office, and you have to give
him time to learn the office. Give him a chance."



Anna Maria City
3/18, 7:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board

Bradenton Beach
3/21, 7 p.m., Council meeting

Holmes Beach
3/14, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
3/19, 7:30 p.m., Council work session (may be
rescheduled to March 25)
3/21, 9 a.m., Planning Commission

Of Interest
3/18, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall
3/20, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Oops!
In a photo in last week's Islander Bystander, Capt.
Dennis Dotson of the Anna Maria Fire District was
listed as a volunteer captain. Dotson is a full-time em-
ployee of the district.


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Code board finds Anchor Inn owners not guilty


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After two sessions, the Holmes Beach Code En-
forcement Board found owners of the Anchor Inn not
guilty of violating the city's noise ordinance last week.
The problem festered for a year as neighbors com-
plained that loud music coming from the bar is disturb-
ing their lives and keeping them from sleeping. They
sought help from the police, the mayor and the city's
civic association.
In addition to a series of meetings on the issue, the
business owner and a complainant participated in the
Citizen Dispute Settlement process in October offered
by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court.
The complaints continued and in November last
year neighbors asked the city council for help. Coun-
cil suggested the bar owner turn the music down for a
two-week trial period and that complainants call two
neighborhood appointed liaisons. Liaisons were to con-
tact the bar directly. There were no complaints or calls
during the cooperative trial period but calls to the po-
lice resumed immediately thereafter.
Neighbors were told to swear affidavits and bring
the issue to the code enforcement board. Based on the
ensuing complaints, the bar owners were charged with
violation of two sections of the city's noise ordinance:
Section 30-52, which prohibits persons from making
unusually loud, unnecessary or excessive noise that "un-
reasonably annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the com-
fort and repose of others within the limits of the city."
Section 30-57, which prohibits the operation of
musical instruments, loud speakers and other devices
after 10 p.m. if they create excessive and unnecessary
noise that travels across a residential real property line
or in an area adjacent to a residential area.
Board members said the bar has never violated the
city's decibel level and without such a measure it is
impossible to decide when the noise is too loud. They
also maintained that the complainants' testimony was
not sworn and would not hold up in court.
However, the city's attorney, Patricia Petruff, dis-
agreed with the board and said they could find the bar
owners in violation under the previously cited sections
of the noise ordinance and give them a certain amount
of time to remedy the situation.

Board hearing February 20
Testimony was first taken from complainants.
Sue Normand, who has lived at the corner of 29th
Street and Avenue C for 16 years, said that in the first
15 years, she called police about the noise five times,


A decibel meter, which must be operated by a
certified operator, is a machine that measures am-
plitude of sound. A decibel is the unit for measur-
ing that amplitude. A dB(A) is the sound level in
decibels measured on the A scale of a standard
sound level meter having characteristics defined
by the American National Standards Institute.
Decibel levels in the case involving the An-
chor Inn are governed by the Holmes Beach Code,
Article III Noise, Section 30-58 Maximum pos-
sible sound levels by receiving land use. This sec-
tion reads:
"No person shall operate or cause to be oper-
ated any source of sound which travels off the
property limits where the sound originates in such
a manner as to create a sound level which, when
measured at the property line of the receiving prop-
erty, exceeds the limit set forth in the receiving
land use category."


Andy Price Jr., fire chief of the Anna Maria Fire
District, will speak to members and guests of the Anna
Maria Historical Society at its meeting scheduled for
Monday, March 18, at Anna Maria City Hall beginning
at 7:30 p.m.
Price will speak on "Growing Up on Anna Maria
Island." Born and raised on the Island, Price began his
fire fighting career in 1979 as a volunteer for the


One of the major complainants against noise from
the Anchor Inn added to the real estate "for sale"
sign on her property at Gulf Drive and 29th Street.
Only time will tell if anyone will take her up on the
$194,500 asking price including "free music
nightly." Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

but in the last year she has called several dozen times.
"The bands have been very loud, the walls and win-
dows vibrate and our furniture sometimes vibrates," she
said. "Sometimes we can hear the actual music or the con-
stant pounding of the bass in our homes."
Normand said police officers have set up the deci-
bel meter on numerous occasions and have found no
violation, but officers who have come into her home
can hear the music, which is sometimes louder than the
television set. She said police have recorded 35 deci-
bels inside her home.
"We want peace and quiet in our homes," she said.
Darlene Doran, who lives behind the bar, said
friends and family members who have visited her in the
past year have said they will not return due to the noise.
"I just don't understand it," she said. "This week-
end the band was in my living room. I could have sung


The sound must be measured for 10 minutes.
When the receiving land use is residential or pub-
lic space, the decibel limit is 60 dB(A) from 7 a.m.
to 10 p.m. and 55 dB(A) from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on
weekdays and 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. on weekends and
holidays.
Decibel levels recorded from the Anchor Inn
at complainant's properties in the past year are as
follows: 48 to 51,49 to 50 and briefly 52, 51 to 53
and briefly 54, 52 to 53 and briefly 56 and 57, 46
and 47, 45 and 50 and briefly 51, 52 to 55 and
briefly 58, 52 to 53, 45 and 45 to 58.
To date in 1996, the Anchor Inn has been the
subject of 22 noise complaints, anonymous and by
identified sources. Not all complainants allow
decibel readings from their property. The number
of noise complaints from 1990 to 1995 are as fol-
lows: 1990 4, 1991- 9, 1992 15, 1993 -
6, 1994- 8 and 1995 34.


Bradenton Beach Fire Department.
The history of the fire department is traced in an
exhibit at the musuem.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call the Island Museum at
778-0492 which is open Tuesday through Thursday and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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along with them."
Sixteen affidavits from other complainants were
entered into the record, and one neighbor testified that
the noise doesn't bother her.
Testimony was then taken from those involved
with the business.
Pat Grosser said she has owned the business since
1988, has had bands continuously and the enclosed
patio where the bands play was constructed to code.
"This is a commercial piece of property," she
noted. "We run a clean bar and do our best to do every-
thing we're required to do. Bands are a big part of my
livelihood. They bring the people into my bar. We want
to do what is right for everybody involved. We don't
like the complaints."
Bob Tingler, business manager and part owner,
said the problem has surfaced since nearby vegetation
was removed and new homes were built.
"I'm out there two to four times a night monitor-
ing the music," he said. "These people see me. They
know I'm trying to do my best."
"I would like to resolve this, because if I get fined,
I'll evict them, said property owner Janet Stepp. "If
things have to be done to please people, let's do them.
I know there's noise because I walk there. I just want
this taken care of too."
Stepp said the building needs a cement wall to de-
flect the sound.
Following the testimony, board members said they
had not had time to read all the documentation in the
case and voted to continue the hearing in two weeks.

Board hearing March 5
Board member Bill Saunders referred to two sec-
tions of the noise ordinance 30-55 on measurements
made to determine compliance and 30-57 which, in
part, sets decibel levels. Based on these sections, he
said he could not find any violation of the ordinance.
"I'm not saying that this is not annoying to some
people," he noted. "I'm saying nothing in this article
tells us we can judge the amount of noise by what
someone is hearing. If they do not violate the decibel
limit, who becomes the arbiter? What is the determin-
ing factor?"
According to Section 30-52, it's whether the noise
is loud and excessive and injures or disturbs others,
replied Petruff. The board has affidavits from 16 people
that it's unreasonable and testimony from one person
that it's not.
Section 30-55 sets a method of measurement, but
it doesn't say it's the only way to determine a violation,
Petruff continued. A violation can be found using 30-
52, the general prohibition section, or 30-57, which
contains specific statements on loudspeakers.
"I think this board may find a violation under the
general prohibition section by relying on the affidavits
and testimony," she said. "As a citizens' board, you are
trying to say what is reasonable for the city of Holmes
Beach and the people of that neighborhood to deal with
in terms of noise levels."
"If that's the case, it's clear we have a violation,"
board member Albert Hoblitzell said.
"I couldn't find 16 affidavits," noted board mem-
ber Roger Lutz, who is also an attorney. "They look
like affidavits, but aren't. They're notarized, but aren't
sworn. Legally, we can't act. We're talking about re-
stricting a business, and we're going to end up in court.
If we go in there with unsworn testimony, we're dead
in the water."
"We've tried all avenues," protested Doran. "When
are we going to have enough for you? I can't sell or rent
my house. Where has common sense gone?"
Lutz said the business owner needs to know where
he can set the sound and be safe. How can the board
decide when that level has been reached? he asked.
A permanent solution that does not involve judgmen-
tal behavior is to reinforce the building, board member Art
Ballman noted. But after the motion finding the business
owners not guilty, Ballman added, "Now he won't have
to do anything to fix the problem."
Tingler presented a letter to the board from
Grosser, who could not be present at the second hear-
ing, detailing additional renovations and soundproofing
made recently to the premises.
The board passed a motion asking the owners and
operators of the business to make every effort to re-
strain or hold down the noise.
In a third motion, the board asked the council to
review and revise the ordinance.


What's all the noise about?


Fire chief to speak Monday

at Historical Society meeting







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Music to some
How loud is too loud? How much muffle is enough?
Islanders are wrestling with the answer to those ques-
tions.


In Bradenton Beach, a citizen's group is arguing that
noise from a new siren on the Cortez Bridge is awaken-
ing them in the dead of night. The "quaint" siren they
became used to produced a noise "like a can opener" they
say. It has been replaced with a klaxton reminiscent of a
screaming freight train whistle.
In Holmes Beach, neighbors have increased com-
plaints in the past year or so about loud music at a bar
that's been in existence for more than 20 years. Loud
bands, they claim, disrupt their peace and quiet and
keep them awake at nights.
The city's code enforcement board dropped the
matter last week, stating the level of noise neighbors
are complaining of doesn't violate city standards.
What is music to some is just noise to others, it seems.
Both Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach have
enforceable noise ordinances on the books.
In Holmes Beach there appears to be a vendetta
against a local business by residents of the nearby
neighborhood and some interested parties not so
near. At least one homeowner who knowingly built
abutting this commercial area is asking a hefty price for
the neighborhood more than $190,000 and
blames the bar for the lack of offers.
Time and time again the call has come, the police
go out, and the decibel meter reads out no violation of
the city code regulating what is too loud.
The answer?
There may not be an easy or quick solution.
For the Cortez Bridge horn, U.S. Coast Guard of-
ficials have been contacted in an attempt to redirect the
klaxton away from residential areas.
For the Holmes Beach bar, the Anchor Inn, better
soundproofing has been added and renovations have
been ongoing all in an effort to please the neighbors.
We're sorry to hear reports that some neighbors make
complaints regularly whether they're bothered by the
music or not. One Anchor neighbor, a patron of another
bar (with music), regularly tells customers and staff she's
leaving in time to go home and call in her complaint
Crying wolf never helped. Nearly everyone at city
hall is exasperated by the situation and the added com-
plaints from civic association members who are not
from the neighborhood.
And we can't help but wonder about the wisdom of
people who buy or build homes in a neighborhood with
an established bar whose owners have made live music a
part of their business for more than two decades.
It's kind of like people who buy houses near an
airport, then complain about the noise.


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Mayor Arnold should stay mayor
As a former reporter covering Bradenton Beach for
the Islander during Dick Connick's tenure in the late
70's, a Bradenton Beach resident for over a decade, and
a former board member for the Island Free Press, I've
had reason and opportunity to periodically observe ar-
rogance, corruption, incompetence, and waste over the
years in Bradenton Beach.
There are the allegations that have put our small
town in the news in the past. But these are not the
charges against Mayor Leroy Arnold. The published
statement of City Clerk Alice Baird claims that the
mayor is guilty of one thing having an impolitic
personal conversation with her in which he questioned
her loyalty.
Although, in this incident, the mayor demonstrated
that he can be politically unsophisticated and socially
naive, it is difficult not to wonder if these "complaints,"
escalating as they do from an unofficial and private
conversation, might not be a "red herring."
Why was this private conversation made public? Is
this complaint against the mayor designed to shift the
focus away from the job of city hall and Arnold's origi-
nal agenda, the job of cutting waste?
We shouldn't be asking if Leroy Arnold should
have made such statements. Of course, he shouldn't
have. Although he was addressing Baird in an informal
one-on-one chat, he should not have inquired into the
personal lives of employees. We all agree. He admits
it. Our mayor is no slick diplomat.
And this is why we elected him. My husband and
I met Arnold once, and we voted for him for the very
reasons that got him into this unfortunate position -
he is no politician. We elected him because he is not a
self-promoter, but an honest and optimistic person who
wants to work for his community.
Although Arnold may have exercised poor judg-
ment in this situation, the questions we elected him to
ask are still valid. Why does the smallest Island town
have the highest ad valorem tax? Although we have an
excellent sanitation crew and police force, why does
the smallest town on the Island have two city clerks?
Holmes Beach, which is four times our size, has two.
And why do we have what appears to be excessive


costs for legal help in Bradenton Beach? The last ques-
tion is one I remember asking as a reporter over 20
years go.
This is probably not the first time the mayor's lack
of political savvy will get him into trouble, but I agree
with his goals and policies for our community and want
to see him able to continue his courageous agenda.
Dr. Susan Sutliff Brown, Bradenton Beach

SLAPP suit not settled for Bazzy
In one of your articles last week, you mistakenly
stated that the marina lawsuit was settled in Bazzy's
favor quite the contrary.
Bazzy offered to drop all 17 citizens from the suit
in exchange for them agreeing not to sue him for dam-
ages and malicious prosecution. Many of the 17 did not
agree to this but he dropped them anyway.
The City of Bradenton Beach with City Attorney
Alan Prather at the helm was the only party to settle for
Bazzy and gave him $10,000. The cases were separate
and the private citizens had nothing to do with Bazzy's
suit against the city.
Bazzy's strategy to use a "Strategic Lawsuit
Against Public Participation" suit to silence opposition
worked like a charm and democracy lost. But don't say
we settled in his favor.
Laura Gray, Bradenton Beach

Mayor's actions embarrassing to
Bradenton Beach community
Mayor Arnold, by all newspaper accounts of your
comments, you are blind as to how you are being used
as a puppet. You are being sacrificed by such a few
mean-spirited, self-serving people.
Wake up, Leroy! Your private undercover advi-
sors have not stood once publicly to be identified
with their real motives. This way, the mud is only on
you. You deliver their motives of revenge and hate.
The community knows who they are because you
keep naming them.
Your self-proclaimed "stupidity" is inexcusable.
Step down now before you continue to embarrass this
city, your friends and your family.
John Dudley, Bradenton Beach


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 10, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


The Hall sisters did their bit to tout Uncle Will's resort: (clockwise from left)
Bertha 15, Edith 16, Miriam 13 and Luella 12.



FAMILY CIRCUS


Will Bean was always thinking up
stunts to promote his Anna Maria Beach
Resort.
He had a pond dug in the front yard
of his home on Pine Avenue and in-
stalled therein an alligator to entertain
the tourists passing to and fro. He also
imported a flock of peacocks to parade
around and show off their plumage.
According to his daughter, the alli-
gator devoured the peacocks and two of
the family cats as well.
This was one of the many stories
Gladys Bean Holdstock told about her
father when she was an old lady. (A
former Broadway dancer, at age 92 she
was still performing in ballroom danc-
ing contests in St. Petersburg.)
Gladys admitted that she was the
"darling" of the tourists. She had a little
red wagon she took everywhere. Bean
taught her to hitch up his birddog to the
wagon and head for the pier when an
excursion boat pulled in. Arriving at
dockside all dressed up and riding in her
"chariot," she was a sensation.
Bean also fixed Gladys up with a
tiny cypress rowboat powered by a
small Evinrude motor. The tourists were
charmed by the sight of the lass zipping
around in circles at pierside. The finale
was when the midget-sized craft, with
Gladys aboard, was hauled up on the
wharf by a specially built pulley.
Will Bean roped other family mem-
bers into his showbiz acts. His sister
Mamie and her husband Wilbur Hall
often came down from Tampa on week-
ends with their five children. Mamie
would dress up as a gypsy and tell for-
tunes for the alighting steamboat pas-
sengers. The four teen-aged Hall sisters
also did their bit, dressing up in fashion-
able (but modest) bathing costumes to
enliven the scene at the Gulf beach.


Bean didn't miss a trick. When the
visitors got to the beach, Bean made
sure they found souvenirs to take
home. He'd bought out the stock of a
bankrupt curio shop in Tampa and had
it stashed away in a house on what is
now Magnolia Avenue. When the visi-
tors were due to arrive, Bean's work-
men would "salt" the beach with items
from the treasure trove.
At the height of the winter tourist
season Bean staged special weekends
for visitors from northern states. One
time it would be "Minnesota Week-
end," another "Michigan Weekend"
and so on. The lucky guests were
treated to a free steamer ride, a free din-
ner at the hotel, free bathing and free a
dancing at the new casino built out over :
the water at the end of Pine Avenue. *
On "Hoosier Weekend," Feb. 28,
1912, the dinner menu offered a choice
of grouper, trout, snapper, grunt or
mullet with all the fixin's pickles,
salad, celery, bread and butter, pie or
fresh fruit and coffee.
It was a big day when the Tampa
Board of Trade came to visit in August
1912. (Bean had a lot of clout as post- .
master of Tampa.) Bean's photogra-
pher took a group shot of the hundred
or so influential businessmen posing in
front of the steamer Gen. J.B. Carr, and
it was featured in Anna Maria Beach's .
1913 brochure.
In the caption Bean bragged:
"Anna Maria Beach has been investi-
gated by the Boards of Trade at Tampa,
Bradentown and St. Petersburg and has
received their unanimous and unquali-
fled endorsement."

Next: Anna Maria
-Beach's 'Fifth Avenue'
"


A hundred Tampa
businessmen in
somber suits and
straw hats alighted
S 'from the steamer
Gen. J.B. Carr on
Anna Maria
Beach's "Board of
Trade Day" in
1912.
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Island Turtle Watch unites against DEP


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The 65 members of the Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch a 15-year-old volunteer organization that
spends May to October of each year trying to protect
hundreds of nests and more than 10,000 endangered sea
turtle hatchlings on our Island stood united at an
emergency meeting last Friday night.
The volunteers applauded the dedicated efforts and
hard-line stand of Turtle Watch Director Chuck
Shumard and former Director Ed Callen. They also
vowed to flood Florida state and federal officials with
letters of protest and asked other Islanders to join them
in their campaign.
On March 2 Shumard, who is also mayor of Anna
Maria City, received a six-page notice from the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that
his annual permit for marine turtle protective services
would not be renewed.
The DEP claims that Shumard "has indicated and
demonstrated that he is not willing to follow depart-
ment guidelines," that he has persisted in "unauthorized
activities" and "violated" permit restrictions.
Shumard admits that he bypassed some DEP regu-
lations last summer, "for good reason."

Mote Marine scientist
addresses red tide
A persistent problem that litters Florida's
beaches with dead fish and causes respiratory
problems for beachgoers will be the subject of a
free science speakers presentation at 1 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 20, in Room 4037, Building
2000, on the Manatee Community College
Bradenton Campus.
Dr. Richard Pierce, director of research at
Mote Marine Laboratory, will talk "About Red
Tide ... More than Meets the Eyes and Nose."
For more information about MCC's Science
Speakers Series, call 755-1511, est. 4341.


The DEP told the local Turtle Watch that only 10
nests could be relocated to on-beach hatcheries and that
nests endangered by high waters could be moved, but
only back on the beach where laid. A typical sea turtle
nest houses 110 eggs.
Shumard and his licensed volunteers relocated a
total of 90 nests 9,525 eggs from which 8,111
hatchlings (85 percent) were released.
Conversely, of the 124 nests and 8,849 eggs left "in
situ" or in their natural spot on our beaches, best estimates
show that only 4,630 hatchlings survived (52 percent).
That means 48 percent died, a figure backed up
by many heartbreaking scenarios that left volunteers
distraught despite their overall second most successful
season ever. (Nesting numbers for 1993 were unusually
high, volunteers believe, due to beach-renourishment
disturbance on Longboat Key to our south.)
"We were the only West Coast community last
year to register an increase in survival of these beauti-
ful creatures," Shumard told volunteers gathered at
Crabby Bill's.
"I have 21 days to appeal the DEP decision but I'm
not going to do it. Their permit means doing it their
way. I'm sorry. I just don't believe their way is right.
It all boils down to we want to save turtles. They
can't seem to document that their methods are work-
ing better to achieve a higher survival rate."
No other Island turtle watchers have stepped for-
ward to say they'll apply for the DEP permit. Instead,
the volunteers agreed to forward hundreds of letters to
hired "experts" and elected officials.
The following is a sample letter suggested by the
local Turtle Watch group for interested Islanders of all
ages to join in the effort. Included is a suggested list of
recipients with their addresses.
"I am writing on behalf of the sea turtle program
on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County.
"I cannot believe that the DEP would be so out of
it that they would pull a permit from the West Coast's
most successful program because of the DEP's attitude
'do it our way or you're out.'
"I thought the objective was to save turtles. The


hatchery-relocation method works on our Island as
evidenced by the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch's
documented statistics for all recent years.
"You bureaucrats had better listen to the old-time
volunteers with hands-on experience. They seem to be
much wiser."
These letters can be sent to:
Michael Sole, Biological Administrator, Bureau
of Protected Species Management, Department of En-
vironmental Protection, Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Building, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, FL.
32399-3000.
David Arnold, Chief, Bureau of Protected Species
Management, Division of Marine Resources, 3900
Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000.
Mark Flanagan, Florida State Representative, 434
House Office Building, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 or
4301 32nd St. W., Suite C2, Bradenton, FL 34205.
John McKay, Florida State Senator, 334 Senate
Office Building, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 or 2424
Manatee Ave. W., Suite 101, Bradenton, FL 34205.
Dan Miller, U.S. Representative, 510 Cannon
Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 or 2424 Manatee
Ave. W., Suite 104, Bradenton, FL 34205.
The Honorable Lawton Chiles, Governor, The
Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0810.
Several school teachers in attendance at the meet-
ing last week said they would encourage their students
to write letters and become part of the growing effort
to bring the plight of the Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch specifically the plight of the 70-million-year-
old species they wish to protect to the attention of
state and national powers.
Meanwhile, the start of the nesting season is but six
weeks away.
Several Turtle Watch volunteers would like to see
the local effort continue, even at the risk of arrest.
Said one years-long dedicated volunteer who
wished to remain anonymous, "The baby turtles by
the 12,000 and more are the ones who will suffer
here this season. Do you think they'd really throw the
mayor of Anna Maria in jail?"


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Winners all
The 8th Annual Springfest was a winner as art
shows go. Great arts and crafts, great community spirit,
and sort of great weather. At least it didn't rain until late
on Sunday.
It was cold and breezy both days but the sun was
out on Saturday and nearly 100 artists, craftspersons
and community organizations showed off their wares.
The Privateer's thieves market on Saturday went
off without a hitch lots of flea market shoppers
headed between the two events.
The Anna Maria Island League presented cash
prizes to thirteen artists.
Anne Fordtran Flynn took top honors in the juried
arts and crafts, two dimensional works, for her work.
Flynn said the judges seemed impressed particularly
with "Chili Pepper Moon," a 27-by-21-inch oil on pa-
per. "They put the ribbon right on it," Flynn said.
Flynn teaches art classes and workshops in her
hometown of Lake Bluff, Ill., near the Wisconsin bor-
der.
Anna Maria's own Autumn DeFrank, jeweler and
owner of Autumn's Whims and Things along with her
husband Rick, took best of show from among the three-
dimensional artists.
First place in three-dimensional work went to Ri-
chard Ackler, jewelry, from Baltimore, Md. First place
for two-dimensional work went to Luke Buck of
Nineveh, Ind., for his watercolors.
Merit awards were presented to Cecile and Jim
Keith, Heman Harris, Barb Doncaster, Minnette
Webster, Linda Larisch, Linda Molto, Geoff Walsh,
Jamie Devrient and Carol Lahy.


Best of Show Crafts winner Autumn DeFrank of
Anna Maria


Best of Show Arts winner
Anne Fordtran Flynn of
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Heritage events offer
reason to go off-Island
A large schedule of events connected to the 17th
annual Manatee Heritage Days celebrating Manatee
County's history continues throughout March.
A three-hour boat cruise up the Manatee River
with historical narration will leave from the Miss
Cortez Fleet docks, 4334 127th St. W., Cortez, at 1
p.m. Friday, March 15. Tickets, at $10 per person,
must be purchased ahead. Information, 741-4070.
Several Islanders will be involved in the Mana-
tee Patchworkers quilt show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 15, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
day, March 16, at the Manatee Convention Center, 1
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Lectures, workshops, a dis-
play of more than 100 quilts, hourly door prizes, a
wearable-art fashion show and more are planned.
Admission is $4 at the door. Information, 755-4411.
Saturday is also Palmetto Heritage Day at Heritage
Park and surrounding areas. For activities, call 723-4991
or 722-3102. The Family Heritage House, 1707 15th St.
E., Bradenton, will hold an open house from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 17. Information, 792-7411.
A free walking tour of downtown Bradenton will
start at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, from the Manatee
County Historical Records Library, 1405 4th Ave. W.
Information, 741-4070.
Vignettes from spring baseball in Bradenton will
be presented by former sports reporter and county
commissioner Kent Chetlain at a Manatee County
Historical Society luncheon at noon Wednesday,
March 20, at the Holiday Inn Riverfront in downtown
Bradenton. Tickets, at $9 per person, must be reserved
by March 18. Call 747-5928 or 792-6009.
Also on the 20th, there will be a free 1:30 p.m.
music performance by the 97th Regimental Band at
the Braden Castle Historic District, State Road 64 and
27th St. E., Bradenton. An old-fashioned ice cream
social, house tours and tours of the park will begin at
2:30. Information, 747-5996 or 746-7700.
Thursday, March 21, features a luncheon and
address by Stuart McIver, author of "Hemingway's
Key West," "Murder in the Tropics" and other books
I at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 748-5555,
ext. 243, and an open house at the Manatee County
Art League, 209 9th St. W., Bradenton, 746-2862,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cortez celebrates history
March 22 and 23
As part of the 17th annual Manatee Heritage Days
events, Historic Cortez Fishing Village Day will be
held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, just east
of the Cortez Bridge.
Sponsored by the Cortez Historical Society and
the Florida Institute for Salt Water Heritage, activities
will begin at the Fulford Fish Company dock, 4531
123rd St. Ct. W., with a video on the life of Tink
Fulford, a Cortez fisherman and the 1995 inductee
into the Manatee County Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Walking tours of the village will follow.
Fulford Fish Company will also host the annual
Cortez natives picnic from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 23. Bring a chair and food to share.
For information on either event, call 756-3784.


Butterflies topic at garden
club meeting
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet on
Wednesday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria.
Emily Buskirks will discuss the art of growing
"butterfly gardens."
Refreshment will be served and the public is in-
vited to attend.

St. Patrick's Day Mass at
St. Bernard
On Sunday, March 13, the Men of Ancient Order
of Hibernians, St. Patrick Division, and the Ladies of
St. Dympna Division will sponsor a musical and mass
at St Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
Music will begin at 12:30 p.m. with mass at 1 p.m.
The mass will fulfill Catholics' obligation for Sunday.
Immediately following, a light lunch will be served
in church's activity center.
Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to
wear something green.

Writing workshop for
beginners at Island Center
Andy Little, magazine writer and university lec-
turer, will instruct a writing workshop for beginning
writers at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on
Monday from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Monday,
March 18.
Curriculum will range from how to write a short
story, poem or play to improving a writer's personal
correspondence.
Call the Anna Maria Island Community Center at
778-1908 for fees and registration.


Van Wezel goes 'Kitt' crazy
Eartha Kitt, the sultry theater, film, television and
recording star who is the hit of the current New York
cabaret scene, will make her Van Wezel Performing
Arts Hall debut in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March
16.
Singer and songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will bring
his music to the hall at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information.


Manatee County Volunteer
Services needs volunteers
Volunteer Services of Manatee County, Inc., needs
the community's help.
Clerical works are sorely needed at various agen-
cies throughout the community. Volunteers who can
spare two to four hours a week are needed to file, type,
photocopy, answer phones, greet people, staple appli-
cations, label envelopes, stuff envelopes and more.
The services are looking for the "slow but sure" as
well as the executive secretary type.
Anyone interested in the volunteer program should
call 746-7117, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m.

Roser serves
'em up hot
The Men's Club of Roser
Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, will serve
up stacks of steamin'
hotcakesfrom 8 a.m. to
noon Saturday. Cost will
be $3 per person; chil-
dren under 12, $1.50.
Getting ready toflip are,
' sitting, John Williamson,
and from left, Howard
-,,- Burkhead, Wendell Keith,
s.. I.- chief cook Bill Olsen, Ed
Callen and Bob Meylan.
For information, call
778-0414. Islander
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Fashion show and luncheon March 19
The spring and summer '96 wardrobes of Weekender Casual Wear- including the "classic" and "fashion"
lines, Fifth Avenue Collection jewelry and unique hat creations by Mayte- will be modeled by the Women's
Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church at a fashion show and luncheon at noon Tuesday, March 19. The
affair will be held at the parish center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Everyone is welcome. Tickets
are $7 per person. Weekender coordinator Frances Brandenburg, center, in one of herfavorite outfits, is
joined by chairwomen Florence Polito, left, and Florence Tully. For reservations, call 778-4769, 778-7749
or 746-9705. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Key Club begins
organ-donation drive
Each year thousands of children and adults die
while awaiting compatible organ-transplant donations.
Likewise, thousands of healthy organs go to waste af-
ter fatal injuries and diseases strike their owners.
In response to this need, the Key Club of Manatee
High School has taken on its most ambitious project
ever, an organ-donation drive titled "Organ Donation
- the Key to Life."
The drive is directed toward area businesses and
civic groups as well as children and teenagers. An in-
formational video has been produced with the help of
Bradenton attorney Ed Mulock and the club's faculty
sponsor, Mike Kelly.
Mulock's recent heart-transplant surgery and his
subsequent recovery have made headlines throughout
the Tampa Bay area. Kelly's son, Jason, was able to
help more than 40 people through organ donation af-
ter his death in a tragic automobile accident.
Presentations about the need for and value of organ
donation are now being scheduled for businesses, civic
groups and every school in the Manatee County School
District. Anyone interested in information may contact
John Vita at 741-2420, fax 741-0805.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, the
77-member MHS Key Club is a member of Key Club
International, the world's largest youth-service organi-
zation with more than 170,000 members in 4,200 high
schools in 18 countries.


Meet author at Brown Pelican
From left, Frenette Brown, owner of the Brown
Pelican Gift Shop in the Anna Maria Post Office
Plaza, welcomes children's author Suzanne Tate of
Nags Head, North Carolina. Tate will sign books at
the store on March 20from 10 am. to I p.m. Her
popular nature series, including features on sea and
shore creatures and birds, is used extensively in
schools, libraries, science centers and aquariums.
Tate is a graduate of the University of New Mexico
with a degree in anthropology/biology.


Players enter 'The Dining Room' Friday night
Seven actors will serve as 57 diverse characters as the Island Players begin a two-week run ofA.R. Gurney Jr.'s
"The Dining Room" starting Friday night, March 15. Showtimes are at 8p.m. with Sunday matinees. The cast
includes, from left, sitting, Elaine Wright, Dorian Boyd and ChrisAnn Silver and, standing, Jo Kendall, David B.
Haynes and Gabe Simches. Missing from the birthday scene is actress Alice Doeden. Information, call 778-5755.
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Fair and Festival at
Longboat Art Center
The Longboat Key Art Center will present its 44th
annual Fair and Festival on Saturday, March 16, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the center's grounds located at
6860 Longboat Dr. S.
There will be over 70 arts and crafts booths, food,
raffles and working artists' studios. Live music will be
provided by Don Roberts and the Sophisticates from 1
to 4 p.m.
Parking is available at the Longboat Island Chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr., with continuous free shuttle
bus service to and from the fair.
Admission is free.
Call 383-2345 for more information.

Flower art exhibit at
Sarasota center
The Sarasota Garden Club will sponsor "Expres-
sions in Arts & Flowers" on Saturday, March 16, from
1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, from noon to 5 p.m.
at Sarasota Visual Art Center, 707 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota.
Admission is $3.
The "Open Transparent Watercolor Show" spon-
sored by the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society con-
tinues through April 6 at the Sarasota Visual Art Cen-
ter.
Admission to this event is free.
For details, contact the Sarasota Visual Art Center
at 365-2032.

Arts, crafts vendors needed
in Palmetto festival
Arts and crafts vendors for the 10th Annual Green
Bridge Arts Festival and Regatta, to be held in Palmetto
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Saturday on Longboat
Mary Clark and Gini McArdle work on plans for the
Longboat Key Art Center's 44th annual Fair and
Festival, scheduled for Staurday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., 6860 Longboat Drive S., in the village at
Longboat Key.
23 and 24, are still needed.
A cash purchase prize of $1,000 will be awarded
the adult entry judged best of show. Other cash prizes
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MCC celebrates
Senior Citizens Day
The 15th Annual Senior Citizens Day will feature
good food, plenty of entertainment and the popular
Senior Olympics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
March 16, at the Manatee Community College
Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W.
Sponsored by the MCC Open Campus, the cam-
pus-wide event traditionally offers educational lectures,
health screenings, a variety of entertainment and live
performances, food by local vendors and arts and crafts
exhibits and demonstrations.
Admission is free. For more information or to partici-
pate in the Senior Olympics, call 755-1511, ext. 4203.

Bingo at Annie Silver
Center
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center, 23rd St. N. and Avenue C in Bradenton
Beach, on Thursday, March 14, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cards cost 50 cents each.
Refreshments available for purchase include cake,
soda and coffee.

'Rumpelstiltskin' at
Sarasota Players
"Rumpelstiltskin," with book and lyrics by Rich-
ard H. Wade and music by Richard Gessner, will open
on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Players of
Sarasota, 838 N. Tamiami Trial.
Performances will continue on Saturday, March 16,
at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. and on Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m.
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Manatee Players to hold
auditions for 'The Will
Rogers Follies'
Artistic Director Peter Massey has announced that
auditions for "The Will Rogers Follies," will be held at
the Riverfront Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 17.
This date is a change from one scheduled earlier.
The musical is the story of the life of Will Rogers,
retold as a Ziefgield Follies Revue.
Roles are available for eight men, ages late teens
to early 60's; two women, ages 20s to 30s; six "Follies
Girls;" teens to 30s; three boys, one girl, ages nine to
12 (or younger in appearance); plus various chorus
roles.
Those auditioning should be prepared to sing and
have sheet music in the appropriate key, if possible.
Comfortable clothing is recommended for the dance/
movement portion of the audition.
The theater is located at 102 Old Main St. in
Bradenton.
Performance dates are scheduled for May 2 19.
Additional information can be obtained by calling the
theater at 748-0111.


Events
The Fifth Annual Multicultural Feast will b
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20,
Student Center on the Manatee Community C
Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W. Exotic fooc
be served in cafeteria style. The event is open
public. Tickets: $3.50 per person. Information
1511, ext. 4242.
Sarasota's Selby Gardens will present it
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'A Special Evening of Music' this Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host the second annual
benefit concert for the young musicians of the Suncoast Suzuki Players at 7p.m. Saturday, March 16. Joining
the Suzuki Players in concert will be soprano Katherine Barlow, the Manatee High School Chamber Orches-
tra and the Yellow Pups Jazz Band. Advance tickets will be $10 for adults, $5for students, rising to $12 and
$7 at the door. For more information, call 778-1908. Preparing for the performance are violinist Haarati
Reddy, pianist Zack Mankes and piano instructor Iras L. Roback. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission: $3/
no charge for children 12 and under. Information:
366-5731, ext. 10.
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Evening fundraiser entitled "Western Evening with an


Irish Flair" on Saturday, March 16, at the Bradenton
Municipal Auditorium. The evening includes a "Chili
Cook-Off," dinner catered by Hickory Hollow
Barbeque, live music, and a silent auction. Tickets: $40
per person. Information: 747-5757.


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Henry 'Hank' Brink
Henry "Hank" Brick, 76, of Anna Maria, died
March 3 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Mr. Brink was a resi-
dent of Anna Maria. He was the past president of the
City Pier Regulars. He was a volunteer for International
Aid for 10 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force dur-
ing World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; a son, Dou-
glas of Wyoming, Mich.; three daughters, Yvonne
Farmwald of Jenison, Mich., Janie VanDyke of
Grandville and Laurie Long of Ringgold, Ga.; a sister,
Gertrude Kuipers; a brother, Jay; and 11 grandchildren.
Services were held at Zion Reformed Church,
Grandville, Mich. Burial was in Michigan. Cook Funeral
Home, Grandville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Marion Jean Dann
Marion Jean Dann, 49, of Holmes Beach, died
March 9 at home.
Mrs. Dann came to our area in 1993 from Vermont.
She was a Protestant. She was a graduate of William
Smith College in Geneva, N.Y.
She is survived by her mother, Charlotte of Holmes
Beach; two sisters, Christine Scott of New Zealand and
Joyce Mattson of Great Falls, Va.; two brothers,
Ronald of Andover, Mass., and Roger of Madison,
Conn.; and three nieces and two nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, March
15, at 10:30 a.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
1750 17th St. #A, Sarasota, Fla. 34234, or Roser Me-
morial Community Church Building Fund, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.

Edward L. Ghidoni
Edward L. Ghidoni, 85, of Anna Maria died March
5 at home.
Born in Winnipeg, Mr. Ghidoni came to Manatee


County in 1960. He was a retired electrician. He was
a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church; a fourth
degree Knight DeSoto Council No. 5604; a retired
member of Flotilla 81 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; a
member of Local 2085 International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers; and a member of the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a sister,
Pierina Egan of Jacksonville; and a brother, Robert of
Brandon, Manitoba.
Visitation and a rosary service were held at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Homes in Holmes Beach. Services were
held at St Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach with
the Rev. Donald Baler officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's
Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Herman John Hunter
Herman John Hunter, 94, a winter resident of Anna
Maria, died March 8 at home.
Born in Peterborough, Ontario, Mr. Hunter came to*
Manatee County as a winter resident in 1969. He was an
elementary school principal in North York, Ontario.
He is survived by a son, Robert of Anna Maria; and
two grandchildren.
Sophie Wiegel Lange
Sophie Wiegel Lange, 84, of Byron, Minn., and
Bradenton Beach, died March 6 in Byron.
Born in Sweden, Russia, Mrs. Lange was a winter
resident of Bradenton Beach. She was a member of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach and
Christ Lutheran Church, Byron. She was a former tele-
phone operator and farmer. She operated a resort in
Bradenton Beach.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; two daugh-
ters, Vera Miller of Mount Prospect, Ill., and Hertha of
Byron; a son, Wayne of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; two
sisters, Alvina Worrell of Melrose Park, Ill., and Emma
Terry of Rustin; a brother, Henry Wiegel of Merrill,
Wis.; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held in Christ Lutheran Church,
Byron, with the Rev. Mark Helgeland officiating.
Burial was in Byron. Memorial contributions may be
made to the charity of your choice.


Melvin John Snow
Melvin John Snow, 84, of Bradenton, died March
5 in Integrated Health Services of Bradenton.
Born in Orland, Ga., Mr. Snow came to Manatee
County from there 70 years ago. He owned and man-
aged Snow's Restaurant and the Cracker Box,
Bradenton, for more than 30 years. He was a member
of Southside Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy vet-
eran of World War II.
He is survived by three daughters, Barbara Ann
Jones of Palmetto, Nancy Janna Gupton of Anna Maria
Island, and Lynn Elizabeth Culbert of Bradenton; a
son, Daniel Tharpe of Fort Myers; seven grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Services were held at Shannon Funeral Home in
Bradenton with the Rev. Sterling Forrester officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southside
Baptist Church Building Fund, 1604 17th St. W.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34205.

Anna Wilhelmina Steup
Anna Wilhelmina Steup, 89, of Holmes Beach,
died March 4 in Aliquippa, Penn.
Born in Austria-Hungary, Mrs. Steup came to the
Island in 1962. She was a member of the Palma Sola
Community Church in Bradenton. She also was a
member of the Anna Maria Women's Club, the Anna
Maria Garden Club and the Sarasota Shell Club.
Mrs. Steup was renowned for her expertise in
shellcraft, receiving several awards for her talent She
and her husband, Al, ran a fishing camp in Hearst,
Ontario, Canada, for several summers during the '60s
and '70s.
She was the widow of the late Alfred Steup and is
survived by two sisters, Mary Brobeck of Beaver,
Penn., and Lucille Kostelich of Aliquippa, Pa.; a
brother, William Januk of Oxnard, Calif.; a brother-in-
law, Charles Huber of Aliquippa, Pa.,; and many nieces
and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.
Cremation took place in Pennsylvania.
Memorials may be made to the Palma Sola Com-
munity Church, 8694 9th Ave. N.W., Bradenton, Fla.
34209.


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Saint Patrick was 'captivated' by Emerald Isle


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Saint Patrick was notfrom Ireland? Not a native?
Begorra, just live and learn.
In the year 410, the Roman legions left Roman
Britain for the last time, never to return. With their
departure, Irish pirates began to raid and pillage the
western coast of Britain, burning villages and carting
Britons off to sell into slavery in Ireland.
Patrick was 16 the son of a wealthy alderman
and a Christian when he was captured and dragged
off, sold into servitude as a shepherd for an Irish chief-
tain in Ulster. During his captivity, Patrick dedicated
himself to religious worship.
After six years Patrick escaped and was taken to
France. He returned home, but the memory of pagan
Ireland burned deeply. He was driven by the idea of
converting the Irish to Christianity.
He went back to France, studied in the monastery
of Lerins, on an island off the southeast coast, and later
went to Auxerre to study under Saint Germanus, a
French bishop. Patrick, who eventually became a
bishop himself, returned to Ireland about 431. He came
to be known as the prince of Irish saints and the Apostle
of Ireland.


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According to one popular story of
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Patrick's work was begun in northern and western
Ireland, where no one had ever preached Christianity.
It was not easy. He faced the hardships of bitter
weather, friends who betrayed him and clergy back in
his homeland who criticized and ridiculed him, seeing
no reason to work among the "barbarians." He was
belittled by other bishops because of his lack of formal
education and was constantly threatened with death.
Persevering, Patrick ultimately gained the trust and
friendship of several tribal leaders and soon made
many converts. Ultimately he is said to have founded
more than 300 churches and baptized more than
120,000 people.
Whether the legend of the great fire on the hill of
Tara is true or not, the story is symbolic of Patrick's
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in his new churches, succeeding even against constant
opposition from most British clergy. He himself
preached in Ireland until his death in 461.
His writings of which there were many serve
as the most important sources about his life and his
justification for his devotion to his Irish mission and the
Irish people. Many other stories are based on legend.
One of the most popular stories tells how he
charmed the snakes of Ireland into the sea so they
drowned. According to another, Patrick used a three-
leaf shamrock to illustrate the concept of the Holy Trin-
ity.
Toward the end of his life, the legend goes, St.
Patrick went forth to the top of Mt. Aigli and remained
there for 40 days and 40 nights. From this hill Patrick
blessed all the people of Ireland. God told all the saints
of Erin past, present and future to come to the top
of that mountain to bless the tribes of Erin that Patrick
might literally see the fruits of his labor. And the choir
of the saints of Erin came to visit him, who was the fa-
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As Patrick held Ireland in his heart nearly all the
days of his life, so to this day he has had a place in the
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Saturday features 'Tour of Homes' benefit


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Behind the closed doors of six private Island resi-
dences there lie "House Beautiful" exquisite interiors
and some breathtaking views of our Island waters.
The doors will be opened wide for interested residents
and all visiting guests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Satur-
day, March 16, as the Anna Maria Island Community
Center presents its third annual "Tour of Homes" benefit.
All proceeds will benefit the Center's more than 50
year-round programs and services for all ages. Co-
sponsors include The Islander Bystander and First
National Bank of Manatee. The first two "Tours" raised
more than $25,000 and attracted thousands of just-cu-
rious and professional home-gazers from throughout
the Tampa Bay area.
"Tour of Homes" committee co-chairwomen Sue
O'Connor and Herta Bowes who with their respec-


tive husbands George and Gerry have devoted many
years to a variety of Community Center activities and
special events invite the public to join them in this
once-a-year opportunity to view stunning Island
homes, courtesy of six special and supportive families.
Advance tickets will be $10 per person, rising to
$12 on tour day. Tickets include a map and home de-
scriptions three in Holmes Beach, three in Anna
Maria enabling tour-takers to view the residences in
any order they choose.

And for the guys ...
"Bentley Court," a private home in Anna Maria,
will also be open to serve refreshments and offer a
chance to purchase works by Island artists and
craftspeople at the tour's "Island Market." Dale Pow-
ers promises to have two of his restored Bentleys out
for show to entice the guys to join the gals for the day.


Advance ticket locations include in Anna Maria:
the Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., and AMI
West, 9801 Gulf Drive; in Holmes Beach: The Islander
Bystander, 5408 Marina Drive, and the Sand Dollar
Gift Shop, 5302 Marina Drive, both in the Island Shop-
ping Center; First National Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive; and
Island Discount Tackle, 3240 E. Bay Drive, Anna
Maria Shopping Center; in Bradenton Beach at the
BeachHouse restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.; and on
Longboat Key at Longboat Super Package, 6850 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Whitney Beach Shopping Center.
In Bradenton, tickets are available at Lively Gifts
& Kitchen, 7232 Manatee Ave. W.; Westbay Athletic
Club, 6500 Manatee Ave. W.; First National Bank of
Manatee, 5817 Manatee Ave. W.; and Flowers by Don,
2715 Manatee Ave. W.
For more ticket information, call Marcia Powers at
778-5701 or the Community Center at 778-1908.


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including redesign and rich detailing of the sunny
living and dining areas at the top of the stairs -
will be on display. A state-of-the-art kitchen and
uncluttered eating area also overlook the exterior
deck and Waterway. The expansive main living
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On a point of land at the end of an exclusive
Holmes Beach cul-de-sac, the home of artist Zoe
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sweeping views of Tampa Bay and Anna Maria
Sound ... plus Zoe's collection of international
art.


In 1962, this was one of Key Royale's first homes.
With purchase in 1994, Jerry encouraged Zoe to do
all the architectural redesigning of the outdated
ranch.


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low look by opening
major interior walls and
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The interior with its coffered ceiling beams and
deep crown molding is equally reminiscent of a
cozy English countryside cottage. Inside and out,
there is a detailed and harmonious mix of light and
dark hues solids, stripes and floral patterns -
that is as inviting as a cup of tea.


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whole family. The French doors were
displays Tim brought down from Ohio. A
talented craftsman, Harold built the
dollhouse exhibited in the living area. Don't
miss the spectacular sailboat display Harold
started when he was 15 and completed after
retirement. In keeping with a '90s lifestyle,
the modem kitchen is petite in size but filled
with all the amenities and necessary work
space. A south window is another one of
Tim's handiworks half a sliding door
turned sideways.


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Designed by noted Island architect Gene Aubryfor
his friends Verna and William Snow, this contempo-
rary Anna Maria cross between a Florida cracker
beach house and a Texas ranch with extensive
porches has continuous interior touches that say
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* 805 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria












Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Anna Maria, Julie Caron's 1993 renovation of this plus artfrom places lived and visited complete the consistentfeel of elegance.
1979 original exquisitely decorated in light and dark greens with yellow and rose The interior woodwork is white with crown molding. The custom-built kitchen is
tones opened up the floor plan to take full advantage of exterior views. spacious and affords its own view west to sandy beach and sparkling waters.

Tickets available at homes on tour
Hardwoodloorin.g throughout excepfor green marble in the bathrooms -
Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Anna Maria, Julie Caron 's 1993 renovation of this plus art from places lived and visited complete the consistent feel of elegance.
1979 original exquisitely decorated in light and dark greens with yellow and rose The interior woodwork is white with crown molding. The custom-built kitchen is
tones opened up the floor plan to take flull advantage of exterior views, spacious and affords its own view west to sandy beach and sparkling waters.

Tickets available at homes on tour


Tickets to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's "Tour of Homes" will be available Saturday -
without the advance discount at each stop on the tour.
To get to the first home heading north on the Island
from the Manatee County Public Beach, follow Gulf


Drive until it intersects with Marina Drive. Turn right
onto Marina Drive, go right at 56th Street, take an im-
mediate left by the Island Branch Library onto Flotilla
Drive. The first home will be on your right at 5911
Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach.


Also in Holmes Beach are two homes located at 607
Crestwood Drive (Key Royale) and 210 76th Street.
In Anna Maria, the three residences on the tour are
located at 301 North Shore Drive, 702 Fern Street and 805
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Geri and Jim Travis of Anna Maria City renewed
their wedding vows on the beach in celebration of
their 23rd wedding anniversary on Jan. 20. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of the Travises

Island son named to
Dean's List at Mary
Washington College
Patrick Ryskamp of Holmes Beach is one of the
508 students at Mary Washington College in
Fredericksburg, Va., named to the college's Dean's
List for the fall semester of the 1995-96 academic year.
Ryskamp, a senior at the college, and has been
accepted at Stetson University College of Law in St.
Petersburg.
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Just do it,
webbed one
Mary-Elizabeth Finn of
Holmes Beach pondered
the webbed feet of this
member of the Anatidae
family during Mr. Duck's
recent stay at the Anna
Maria Historical Park
sanctuary. Miss Finn, who
turns 2 on March 18, is
one of that rare breed of
Islanders actually born on-
Island. She opted to keep
her Nikes. Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn.


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3,700 students. The college is known for its strong
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college and universities in the nation.
The Dean's List recognizes outstanding academic
achievement by full-time students and who attain a
grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible
4.0.
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chamber's Business After
Hours
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Center, 3328 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, on Thursday,
March 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Workout Center will provide hors d'oeuvres
and beer and wine.
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John Holmes reflects on 70 years as an Islander


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
John Holmes has spent 66 of his 70 years on the
Island with only a year in Boston as a child and a
couple of years in military service away from home.
Holmes, guest speaker at last month's meeting of
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, was born
across the street from the Islander's Market in Anna
Maria. His father, John Holmes Sr., purchased the
house, built by Mitch Davis, in 1923.
One of his early memories was of walking with his
brother to the beach on Magnolia Avenue, the site of
a recent parking controversy, for their daily bath in the
Gulf.
Holmes went to first grade at the Anna Maria
School, but when his mother became ill, he and his
brother Hugh lived with an aunt in Boston. After a year,
his father came to get the family and return to the Is-
land.
"He came up to South Boston and he had a second-
hand REO Speedwagon," Holmes said. "We got all
loaded up and came down the Blue Ridge Parkway. It
took seven or eight days to get to the Island."
He attended Anna Maria School from third to sixth
grade and recalled "they had a hard time every year
getting enough kids to go to school. People from the
north talk about how hard it was to get to school. I lived
two-and-a-half blocks from the school and I had to
walk through the snow... I mean sand spurs to get to
school."
Holmes said boys worked on their neighbors'
lawns for 10 cents an hour pulling sand spurs. On Sun-
day afternoons kids played baseball and football in Fid-
dlers Flats (behind the Anna Maria Island Community
Center toward the Bay).
"When you were 12 years old, you got a bicycle
and a.22 rifle," Holmes recalled. "That was the rite of
passage as a man. We had one pair of shoes a year to
wear to school. In the summer we went barefoot and
our feet had thick calluses."
The Holmes family was involved in Roser Memo-
rial Community Church. His mother was an organist
and his father was a church trustee. He and his brother

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cleaned the church early Sunday mornings, ushered
and took up the collection. After the congregation left,
they picked up the hymnals and stacked them for the
next week.
"Prior to air conditioning, the electricity wasn't too
steady," he said. "We had kerosene stoves, ice boxes
and a fireplace. In the summer it was awfully hot and
the mosquitoes were so thick they covered the screen
door. If you walked outside, they would walk off with
you."
Keeping cool meant sitting on the Anna Maria
dock at night and swimming at the pavilion (the site of
the Sandbar restaurant) in the daytime. Their diet relied
heavily on grits and mullet, and everyone had a garden
and chickens.
In the '30s and '40s there was no police depart-
ment, so the sheriff patrolled the Island. There wasn't
much crime and neighbors watched out for each other,
sort of an early Neighborhood Watch program, Holmes
said.
"People say those were the good old days," he
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the good old days."
After high school graduation, Holmes entered the
Army. The year was 1943 and the population of the
City of Anna Maria was 131. He returned to the Island
in 1946.
"When I first came home, I went to work for State
Farm as an insurance agent and starved to death," he
said. "I sold my brother, my father and my father's
partner policies. I didn't have any cousins. When I ran
out of relatives, I was out of business."
Holmes' father was in the construction business
with Melvin Davis and built the original Anchorage in
1935. His brother joined them in the construction busi-
ness while Holmes opened a small store selling paint,
hardware, groceries, lumber and gas in central Holmes
Beach. During this time, the population of the City of
Anna Maria jumped to 345.
"Mine was the only store between Silver's Grocery
(in Bradenton Beach) and the Anna Maria IGA," he
noted. "I was more like a hardware store and lumber
yard."
Holmes Beach got its name in 1950.
"Karl Francis Karel, who put in our first water sys-
tem, was the founder of Holmes Beach," he said.
"Holmes Beach was founded because people wanted it
zoned.
"Everybody got together at Anna Maria School for
a meeting. They were going to name the city Cobb's
Beach, because it was the original Cobb homestead.
Then people suggested Palm Beach and Palm City.
Finally, Francis Karel noted that my dad was the larg-
est land owner and said, 'What's wrong with Holmes
Beach.'"
Holmes was one of the first city aldermen, and his
father built the city's airport (the field behind city hall).
His family, along with Francis Karel and Peder
Mickelsen, later donated the land to the city, he said.
In 1962, Holmes was a founder of Manatee Sav-
ings and Loan. He sold his store and became an ap-
praiser and loan officer for the bank. He retired from
the bank as president after 17 years. By that time, the
population of the City of Anna Maria had blossomed
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University Women to hold
leadership luncheon
Reservations need to be made immediately to at-
tend the American Association of University Women's
9th Annual Women's Leadership Luncheon to be held
at the Palm Aire Country Club on Saturday, March 23.
The Reverend S. Renee McKenzie of the Parrish
Methodist Church will speak on "Diversity."
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per
person. To make reservations, mail a check made payable
to AAUW Women's Leadership Luncheon Committee to
P. O. Box 4308, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216, or contact Mary
Yeneralo at 753-6201 for more information.
The luncheon is open to the public, and everyone
is invited to recognize outstanding women in Manatee
County.


Lt. Stephenson
graduates from
leadership school
Lt. and acting Holmes Beach Police Chief
Dale Stephenson graduated Feb. 22 from the
1995-96 Leadership Manatee Program spon-
sored by the Manatee County Chamber of Com-
merce.
Requirements for graduation by the class of
25 present and future "community leaders" in-
cluded participation in a five-month comprehen-
sive series of lectures, discussions and field trips
exposing students to the present and future
needs of our county.
Among the focal points were healthcare,
education, land use and transportation, agricul-
ture, arts and communication, law enforcement,
local government and business and industry.
Students represent a cross section of the Mana-
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It's easy to be green
Come to the Island of Anna Maria. St. Patrick's Day
is a big holiday for partying Islanders Irish or not.
Our own resident cartoonist, Jack Egan, sheds his
Jack Bennyish approach to life on the Irish national
holiday and has been known to deliver miniature
bottles of green creme de menthe to friends and asso-
ciates on a tray with bows on the tiny bottles and a
green twinkle in his eye.
Around the Island, from one end to the other,
corned beef and cabbage specials are in abundance.
You can't miss them in our restaurant pages.
Sometimes Duffy's Tavern has green beer in lim-
ited quantities. There's no limit on cheeseburgers.
There's green beer and happy hour all weekend at the
Longboat Tavern. The corned beef and cabbage will be
flowing there all weekend as well.
Officially, St. Pat's day falls on Sunday, March 17.
Each year Gulf Drive Cafe invites all leprechauns and
their friends to a traditional dinner starting at noon.
Mickey's on Cortez Road has it all. Green beer. Irish
coffees and an Irish menu. A bagpipe marching band.
Cloggers. And an Irish pot of gold. You can correctly
guess the number of coins in the pot at Mickey's and win
$100. The party lasts from noon on Friday through Sun-
day night under a big tent and admission is free.
Rotten Ralph's at Galati Marina in Anna Maria
will party Friday, Saturday and Sunday night with Jay
"Raucous" Crawford.
The Buccaneer Inn will party with Big Mama and
Brian Beebe entertaining from 5 p.m. to 1 am. on Sunday.
Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee County Public
Beach will serve its special corned beef and cabbage on


both Saturday and Sunday right after breakfast, noon
'til close. Wouldn't want anyone to cut short the all-
you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday.
Crown & Thistle British Pub & Restaurant will be
appropriately decked out for St. Pat's with an official
"blast" on Saturday and Sunday. Join Jim Sommers and
Jim McCarthy at the piano for old Irish singalongs. The
special menu will include Irish stew and corned beef and
cabbage among many of the favorite dishes. And you can
catch Albie in his skirt, er, kilt, on St Pat's day as well.
There will be green beer and drink specials for the
St. Patty crowd at the City of Anna Maria's favorite
watering hole, Bortell's. And in Holmes Beach, Turtles
Bar & Grille will be partying with the band Fat Cat and
a "most festive" costume contest.
Annie's "famous" corned beef and cabbage special
includes beef and barley soup at Tip of the Island in Anna
Maria. The beer of the day is Killian's, naturally.
They're serving a traditional corned beef and cab-
bage dinner at Nicki's West 59th and Down the Hatch
restaurants, both located just a short distance over the
bridge from Holmes Beach. The same for the Bridge
Tender in Bradenton Beach with entertainment on the
patio by Steel Pan Dan. Ditto for Key West Willy's
with the special running Friday through Sunday and a
St. Patty Karaoke on Sunday evening.
Chez Andre in Holmes Beach will offer his classic
version of corned beef and cabbage on Sunday while the
Mar Vista on Longboat Key includes a braised leg of lamb
on the menu of Irish specials along with bread pudding
with Irish mist sauce. Sounds enticing.
To top it all off, the pyromaniac special in Bradenton
Beach is fast becoming a regular holiday feature for the
Beach House Restaurant. Reggae music highlights the
events on Sunday on the patio starting at noon. Just after
dark, fireworks will light the sky complimentary with
your beach view.
Kermit the frog used to say, "It's not easy being
green," but he never visited Anna Maria Island on St.
Patrick's Day.


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Kid tested, kid approved
Michelle Modisett, a fifth-grade student at our Island
school, was awarded first place in the biological
category for fifth-grade students in the school's
Science Fare. Modisett's unique project tested the
desirability of a pet toy call a Nyla Bone by its
intended consumer. Using the services of five family
and neighborhood dogs, Modisett used the scientific
method to discover that these canines preferred to
play with the Nyla Bone over five other common and
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The family that skis together ...


J.D. Webb was 7 last
summer when a profes-
sional photographer
captured his barefootin'
for a magazine cover.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
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By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
"Power-packed family entertainment" runs
throughout the invitation from the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees
to spectators of all ages for their free performance ev-
ery Sunday in March.
One Holmes Beach family has taken that notion of
"family entertainment" a few horsepower beyond.
They spend about six months of every year as part of
that entertainment and they've been doing it for four
years.
Well, some of them have. Now all of them do.
Sue and Ben Webb have three children 8-year-
old J.D., 5-year-old Nikki and Ben Jr., 3.
When son J.D. was the preschooler, daddy Ben
tried the bonding thing with fishing adventures. It was
working. But one fine tide change, Ben and J.D. ran
into Harry McCartney of Anna Maria. McCartney's
tales changed the Webb family picture from that day
forward.
McCartney told daddy Ben about his involvement
in the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees, then a 35-year-old re-
gional, state and nationally competitive water-ski club
starring dozens of amateur skiers of all ages. Amateur
in formal name only. They've been wowing audiences
throughout the area and the state and other U.S.
water environs for all these years.
The Ski-A-Rees are headquartered on Sarasota
Bay at Ken Thompson Park on City Island, just south
of Longboat Key. It's only about 11 miles from Anna
Maria Island.
So Ben and J.D. started hanging out down there at
Ski-A-Rees central. Before long, J.D., then 4, had an
earnest hankering. Yes, like a duck takes ... By the
time he was 6, J.D. was barefooting. Last summer, at
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SKI, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26
7, his barefootin' photograph was splashed big and
bold on the cover of Sarasota magazine.
Who knows? Maybe J.D. will follow in the wake
of another Ski-A-Rees youngster Katie Arpke,
daughter of Ray and D'Arcy Arpke of Longboat Key,
owners of Euphemia Haye restaurant. Just a tyke when
she hit the trainer skis, teen Katie now skis for Cypress
Gardens.
Meanwhile, back at the Island ranch, while J.D.
and daddy Ben took to the bay down south, Sue was
pregnant with Ben Jr. and chasing toddler-two Nikki.
Sue kept her girlish figure and before Ben Jr. cel-
ebrated his second birthday, the whole family was ski-
ing for the Ski-A-Rees. Except for daddy Ben, who's
one of the drivers. Ben Jr. is the youngest to ski with
the Ski-A-Ree team.
Nikki's also been skiing for the last two years, as
has Sue, who's part of the female ballet line and a regu-
lar on tier three of those awesome three-tier pyramids
the Ski-A-Rees are famous for.
The Ski-A-Rees, which has nurtured several na-
tional champions, was the first amateur club in the
Southern Region to create a four-tier pyramid in 1989.
Stay tuned for the sensation they're working on when
they host the Southern Regional competition in June.
Until then and mark your calendar quickly -
there are three Sundays left in March. Free showtime
is at 2 p.m. on City Island March 17, 24 and 31.
There are 75 performers of all ages and an hour of
barefooting, ramp jumping, those striking human pyra-
mids and more. Easy parking, bleacher seating at
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 29, city ordinance violation, 500 block of
Bayview Place. The complainant reported the subject
was living aboard his boat in the canal. The officer
found the boat hooked up with electricity, telephone
and cable television. The subject said he was not liv-
ing on the boat but doing some repair work on it. The
officer advised him that major repairs are to be com-
pleted at an approved dock site. The officer issued the
subject a summons.
Feb. 29, trespass warning, 500 block of Bayview
Place. Two neighbors got into a verbal argument and
one requested the officer issue a trespass warning to the
other.
Feb. 29, criminal mischief, 200 block of Chilson.
The complainant reported a person unknown cut two
front tires and scratched the paint on both sides of his
vehicle.
Feb. 29, trespass warning, 500 block of Bayview
Place. The complainant reported the subject verbally
harassed him and made obscene gestures at him.

Bradenton Beach
March 6, possession of marijuana, 2600 block of
Gulf Drive North. The subject was involved in a ve-
hicle crash in which he was thrown from his motor-
cycle. Emergency workers removed his clothes, and the
officer checked them for property before they were
thrown away. He found a small bag of marijuana in the
pants pocket.
March 8, theft, 2301 Avenue B. The complainant
reported a person unknown removed a chair from the
front of his house.

Holmes Beach
March 1, larceny, 4101 Gulf Drive, Castnetter
Apartments. The complainant reported the theft of a
chair from the apartment. As she was showing the of-
ficer the apartment, she realized she had stripped the
beds and thrown the sheets over the chair.
March 1, burglary of a bicycle from a utility
room, 100 block of 47th Street.

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March 1, domestic, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock. The complainant reported she got into a fight
with the subject in the bar and he struck her in the face
and side of the head with his fist. Later he vacated their
apartment. A capias was issued for the subject.
March 3, vandalism, 3902 Gulf Drive, West
Coast Surf Shop. The complainant reported a person
unknown shot out his vehicle's window.
March 3, lost property a large blue tarp, 8900
block of Marina Drive.
March 5, bad check times two, 5201 Gulf Drive,
A Paradise Realtor.
March 5, vandalism, 200 block of 72nd Street.
The complainants arrived at their rental property and
found small dents in the front door. The tenant advised
that an officer of the Holmes Beach Police Department
was at the apartment two weeks ago in reference to
loud music. He said the officer pounded on the door to
attract his attention and must have damaged it.
March 5, battery on a person over 65, robbery,
5500 block of Flotilla Drive. The victim was involved
in a traffic dispute with the subject in the 4800 block
of Gulf Drive and honked his horn at the subject, who
became upset and stopped in the roadway. The victim
again honked his horn at the subject.
Both drivers proceeded to the 5200 block of Gulf
Drive, where the subject stopped his vehicle, got out
and approached the victim. The victim opened his ve-
hicle door and the subject slammed it back, knocking
the victim into the passenger, said the report. The sub-
ject then reached through the door and battered the vic-
tim in the head and face, causing a bloody nose.
The subject got back into this vehicle with the vic-
tim in pursuit. Both stopped in the 5500 block of Gulf
Drive, where the victim was again battered in the face
by the subject. The subject observed the victim's pas-
senger writing down his tag number on her checkbook
register and went to the side of the vehicle, grabbed her
arm and took the register from her.
Both again left the scene but engaged in another
confrontation in the 6200 block of Flotilla Drive. As
the officer arrived at the scene, the subject jumped in
his vehicle and attempted to flee. The officer motioned
for him to surrender and he did. Two witnesses came
forward and swore affidavits. The subject was placed
in custody.


March 6, DUI, 3900 block of East Bay Drive. The
officer was running radar and observed a vehicle ap-
proaching northbound. The driver, Thomas Lenard, 43,
of Holmes Beach, went off the roadway for about 30
feet, oversteered while coming back and crossed the
center line, said the report. Lenard stopped for the red
light at Manatee Avenue and the officer pulled him
over, administered field sobriety tests and placed him
in custody.
March 6, 5501 Marina Drive, canal at Captain's
Marina. The complainant found a pair of rubber gloves
filled with a white powder floating in the canal. The
officer confiscated the gloves and brought them to the
police department for testing. The test was inconclusive
and a sample was sent to a laboratory.
March 6, petty larceny of a vehicle tag, 100 block
of 36th Street.
March 6, suspicious, 100 block of 28th Street.
The complainant stopped the officer on patrol and said
a stranger was sleeping in a vehicle in his driveway.
The officer awoke the subject who said he had a fight
with his girlfriend and left to cool down. He said he was
unaware he was parked in someone's driveway and left
the area.
March 7, noise, 200 block of 72nd Street. Re-
sponding to a complaint, the officer asked the subject
to turn the music down.
March 7, suspicious, 4000 block of Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The officer on patrol
observed a vehicle in the parking lot after hours and
approached the vehicle to advise the subjects. He
smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle
and saw a marijuana pipe on the center console. The
officer searched the vehicle, found no drugs and con-
fiscated the pipe.
March 7, noise, 5702 Marina Drive, Turtle's. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the bar
and the officer asked the doorman to have it turned
down.
March 7, bad check times 11, 3900 East Bay
Drive, Island Foods.
March 7, battery, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The
complainant reported a customer became upset over
price discrepancies on some items she was purchasing
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Large groups and luncheon parties welcome.
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Tee off for Roser Church
Roser Memorial Community Church will hold
its first Roser Church Golf Tournament to be held on
Wednesday, March 20, at the Key Royale Club in
Holmes Beach.
The tournament will benefit the church's oper-
ating fund.
The entry fee is $25 per person and includes the
Key Royale guest fee and soft drinks in the club-
house following the tournament.
All golfers should call 778-0414 to sign up and
get a tee time.
This event is open to all members of the Island
community.


Pirates baseball schedule
The Pittsburgh Pirates are scheduled to play
three at-home games this week at McKechnie Field,
1750 9th St. W., Bradenton.
On Saturday March 16, the Pirates will play
against the Toronto Blue Jays, followed by a game
with the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, March 19.
On Wednesday, March 20, the Pirates will bring
to the plate the Boston Red Sox.
All games begin at 1:05 p.m.
Box seats are $8.50/reserved $8/reserved general
admission $5.50.
Call the box office at 748-4610 for more infor-
mation about the games.


Men's Senior Softball
League results
On Tuesday, March 5, Shells Restaurant traveled
to Longboat Key to play a doubleheader against
Patrick's Restaurant.
In game one, it was Shells winning 10-5, and
game two saw Patrick's coming out on top 13-8.


By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Feb. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue 26-foot
Catalina sailing vessel en route to the Manatee
River from Blind Pass. Station Cortez conducted
communications checks with local marinas, bridges
and restaurants. The caller later contacted Station
Cortez to report the boat had reached port safely.
March 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a sailing vessel with two
people aboard aground in Anna Maria Sound. A
Coast Guard boat was launched and commercial
salvers were contacted, who later refloated the ves-
sel.
March 4, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from the bridge tender at
the Siesta Key Bridge stating a 48-foot tug with two


STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 28
and began yelling and screaming and pushed the com-
plainant. The officer spoke to the subject who said she
was overcharged by 20 cents and that the complainant
was rude and used foul language. The subject was
asked to leave the premises.
March 7, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported loud music coming form the
bar. Two officers, at separate times, sat in front of the
residence and both said they could not hear any music.
They advised the bartender to have the music turned
down.
March 7, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The officer responding to a noise complaint ran the
decibel meter but due to loud wind in the trees, could
not get an accurate reading. It showed 52-53, but the
officer said he believed it was actually lower. He ad-
vised the bartender that he had three calls on the noise
and asked that the music be turned down.



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barges were aground under the working span of the
bridge. The tug waited for high tide and was re-
floated with no damage to the bridge or the vessels.
March 4, Search and rescue /assistance. A
Coast Guard boat found a six-foot dingy floating
while on patrol. Station Cortez transported the ves-
sel to the owners.
March 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot pontoon boat
out of fuel in Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded and towed the vessel to port.
March 6, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot tri-hulled
vessel with five people on board taking on water.
A Coast Guard boat responded. Upon reaching the
scene, a private vessel had the disabled boat under
tow. The Coast Guard boat escorted the vessel to a
local boat ramp.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 9 horseshoe games
were Herb Puryear and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Bill Best of Anna Maria
and Gene Snedeker of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive.

A code enforcement board member called the of-
ficer later after receiving a call from a complainant
about loud music coming from the bar. The officer in-
vited the board member to ride with him to the 200
block of 30th Street to monitor the noise. The officer
got a decibel reading of 45. The complainant said if the
music could be kept at that level, it would not be a
problem. The officer advised an employee of the bar to
try to keep the music at that level.

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World's largest fishing pier; butterflies on Bay


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
OK, it's over. Winter, that is.
As you read this, the sun will be shining, the
breezes balmy and spring will finally be underway.
Congratulations on surviving the area's worst overall
winter I recollect in my 20 years here.

World's longest fishing pier open
There's something new in the neighborhood. The
one-and-a-half-mile-long south section of the original
Skyway Bridge has opened as the world's longest fishing
pier.
Although the center span was destroyed when a phos-
phate tanker rammed into one of its main supports during
a storm in May 1980, both original north and south Sky-
way bridge causeways now live on as fishing piers.
The much shorter north pier opened two years ago
and is popular with fishers from the St. Petersburg area,
but the south section now open on our end earns the
world record title. It's open for fishing 24 hours a day.
Cost to use the completely lighted pier is $3 per
vehicle plus $2 a person to fish. One way to justify the
cost is that no fishing license is required.
The south pier is located of exits la and lb on I-
275. For further information, call the pier office at
(813) 865-0668.

Caviar and orange juice?
Several months ago I mentioned the old sturgeon fish-
ery existing in this area back in the 1880s, lasting until
early into this century. The Hillsborough River and Tampa
Bay were the center of the industry that supplied both
caviar and smoked sturgeon to much of the country.
Like their Russian counterparts, local fishers got
the caviar from sturgeon by killing them, thus supply-
ing the flesh for smoking but eventually wiping out the
species. Unlike the Russians, we never developed an
aquaculture program to restock the fish.
Finally, all legal sturgeon fishing was halted in
Florida in 1984, and according to the University of
Florida, there are exactly two of the fish left in Tampa
Bay. But that may soon change.


Working with facilities such as Mote Marine Labo-
ratory, the University of Florida is busy introducing stur-
geon fingerlings into open ponds and aquaculture farms
in Florida. Scientists hope to someday be able to re-intro-
duce them into local waters up and down our coast.
With good caviar priced around $300 per pound, both
caviar and smoked sturgeon are expensive delicacies that
could help the economy and the environment at the same
time, according to the university scientists. Hmmm, a little
native caviar with your home-grown orange juice?

Butterflies on the Bay
Last weekend saw the National Sunfish Midwinter
Sailing Championship decided on Sarasota Bay. Viewed
from a distance, say the Ringling Bridge, Sunfish racing
on the Bay look like a bobbing, floating flock of tiny white
butterflies. But seen up close you realize they're a de-
manding little one-person vessel. Especially on a level of
competition like national championships.
How tough was the competition? Well, Eduardo
Gordero of Venezuela, reigning world champion three
years ago, took top honors. There were four other com-
petitors up from South America, and 80-odd from all
across the U.S. including six or seven former North
American champions.
Sarasota sailor Jeff Olson won the Junior Champion-
ship (that's the under-age-18 group). He's the son of leg-
endary Sarasota sailor Dave Olson, World Seniors Cham-
pion four years ago, so even sailing must run in the genes.
Several sailors from Long Island and the Pittsburgh
area had to cancel because of being snowed in by
storms. Weather here was so bad opening day Friday
(winds of 25 to 35 knots with gusts higher), that per-
haps a dozen masts were broken.
Once again the Sarasota Sailing Squadron has, in
its own low profile kind of way, brought world-class
competition and attention (though not much locally) to
our area and beautiful Sarasota Bay.

Quick Point completed
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Point Nature Preserve at the south end of Longboat
Key. You can park in the lot on the northwest side of
the New Pass Bridge and take the boardwalk under the
bridge into the preserve.
The views, both long across the water and short
into the mangroves, are spectacular. One of the last real
old Florida spots left on Longboat, Quick Point has
become a local treasure.
Walk the walk and you'll soon be talking the talk too.

Women's-only cruise
Two weeks ago I mentioned women's-only fly
fishing classes. Now there's a women's-only sailing
cruise scheduled in Sarasota Bay. It's a simple (if any
sailing trip ever is) overnight jaunt from the Sarasota
Sailing Squadron to Mar Vista on the north end of
Longboat for dinner, overnight on your boat and lei-
surely return the next day.
The group leaves Saturday, March 30, and returns
Sunday, perhaps via the Gulf if weather permits. De-
signed to build sailing confidence, the experience
should be perfect for ladies who've long sailed under
command of a male (or another) skipper.
Call Joyce Minkley at 362-3444 for more informa-
tion or attend the planing meeting Thursday, March 14,
at the Squadron beginning at 7 p.m. Seems to me she
might be looking for a few experienced lady sailors as
hands.

Cruising downtown Sarasota
"Well look," they decided, "lots of folks from lots
of other places cruise to Sarasota and visit that rather
extraordinary downtown, why shouldn't we?" So the
Cruising Group at the Squadron is doing a cruise to
downtown Sarasota. Really.
Anchoring in the basin east of Golden Gate Point,
the group will row in, dinner and dance downtown and
probably sleep on their boats. Does this sound like fun
or what?
It's Saturday, March 16. Information, call Lynn at
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Spring is just ahead we hope; fishing improving


With what is hoped to be the last cold front of the
season moving through, fishing predictions for spring
are just ahead. Snook are starting to show up in larger
numbers, redfish are prominent and very large trout are
being caught by backwater anglers. Grouper have
moved close to shore about six or seven miles in the
Gulf for those brave enough to beat their way through
the rough seas and high winds.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching lots of sheepshead, with some good
catches of Spanish mackerel, redfish, pompano and
flounder before the weekend cold front moved in.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier anglers
are catching lots of sheepies, too, using tube worms or
fiddler crabs as bait. Night fishing is good for snook.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 15 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trips averaged 130 head of Key West grunts,
lane and mangrove snapper. The nine-hour trips aver-
aged 50 head of amberjack, most in the 20-pound range
with a few tipping the scales at better than 40 pounds.
Lee said the fishing has been slow due to the rough
weather.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said redfish and a few
early snook were his best action of the week. Above-
average trout and Spanish mackerel have also been
coming onto the hooks, with George Czapko and bud-
dies Chuck and John of Bradenton limiting-out on
trout, bluefish and mackerel.
Wayne at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
pier anglers were catching Spanish mackerel, trout,
sheepshead, pompano, amberjack, snook and flounder.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said black grouper
action has moved close to shore in the Gulf. There are
lots of small snook on the seagrass beds near man-
groves, sheepshead are near the artificial reefs and lots
of mackerel are being caught just off the beaches.
Capt. Rick Gross said sheepshead and bluefish
were his best bets. Capt. Rick predicts white bait should
start to show up any time now, and snook fishing
should start to improve, too.
Capt. Mark Bradow said sheepshead, trout and
redfish were his charter's best bets.
Aboard Magic with Capt. Mike Heistand, backwa-
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Jordan Dykstra, pictured with sister Sara Jane, is one happy Island visitor as he holds up a 26-inch redfish he
caught behind the home of grandparents Wesly and Sara Pontier of Anna Maria. The 11-year-old and his
sister were visiting the Island with his parents, George and Nancy Dykstra, of Rockford, Mich.


sheepshead, mackerel, mangrove snapper, whiting and
a few reds.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been catching lots of very
large trout as well as bluefish and sheepshead.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's hearing
good reports of grouper just six or seven miles from the


Island. There are lots and lots of sheepshead still
around, a few snook are starting to show up on the flats
or in the canals, mackerel are at the beaches and he, too,
predicts white bait should start to show after this -
hopefully last winter cold front moves through.
Good luck and good fishing.


Several residents of Anna Maria Island were winners
in last month's Gulf Coast Senior Games at Manatee
County's G.T. Bray Recreation Complex in Bradenton.
In the football throw competition, Ray Bowers
of Bradenton Beach placed first in the 70-to-74-year
age group.
Eight Islanders netted blue ribbons in tennis com-
petition. Irene Donohue of Holmes Beach was the
women's singles winner in the 70-to-74-year bracket.
In men's singles, Walter Meesenburg of Holmes Beach
took tops in the 65-to-69-year group.


Men's doubles was an Island "thing." Rod Jordan
and Werner Schwob of Holmes Beach were best in the
50-to-54 contest. In the 65-to-69-year group, Richard
DeWitt and Charles Allen of Holmes Beach took first.
Glen Schwomberg, Holmes Beach, and his Bradenton
partner Wayne Erickson showed the 70-to-74-year-
olds how to win.
In mixed doubles, Jordan teamed up with Anna
Maria's Susan Arado to nab first against other 50-to-
54-year-olds.
Way to go, Islanders!


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NEW ON THE LIBRARY SHELF

'Five Days in Paris' by Dannielle Steel
In popular writer Steel's latest book a man and a
woman meet by accident. Events in both of their lives
create situations that are eye openers for them. The
essentials of this easily read story are honor, commit-
ment, integrity, love and hope.
Reviewed by Bette Kissick

'Carriers' by Patrick Lynch
Another horrific novel on the spread of lethal viruses
from the rain forests to civilization. This one has genetic
engineering thrown in as a causal factor in the debacle du
jour. The characters are one dimensional and it is difficult
to empathize with their ignorance. Lynch seems to run out
of steam and tacks on a preposterous ending. Last year's
non-fiction The Hot Zone by Richard Pristine is less pre-
dictable and infinitely scarier.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'Silent Treatment' by Michael Paler
Don't give up on this one. Read past the first few
chapters and your interest will by caught if you like
mystery and intrigue. Dr. Death is totally without
scruples and the health insurance companies are intent
on lowering costs. Read where that leads to in this sus-
penseful medical tale.
Reviewed by Bette Kissick

'The 6 Messiahs' by Mark Frost
An imaginative story of the adventures of Sherlock
Holmes' creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. On a book tour to
America in 1894, he becomes involved in a plot to steal
all the priceless religious books in the world. As he moves
across the country, he meets a diverse cast of characters


Wednesday
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Center little league schedule


March 13
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March 13
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9 a.m.
10 a.m.
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Major League games
All games are at 7p.m.
D. Coy Ducks vs. Jim Boast Dodge
AMFD vs. Kiwanis
Jim Boast Dodge vs. Haley's Motel
Kiwanis vs. Jim Boast Dodge
D. Coy Ducks vs. AMFD

Minor League games
Weekday games begin at 5 p.m.
Saturday games begin at 12:30 p.m.
Bali-Hai vs. Ciao! Restaurant
Islander Bystander vs. Tip of the Island
Tip of the Island vs. Betsy Hills
Quality Builders vs. Bali-Hai
Quality Builders vs. Islander Bystander
Ciao! Restaurant vs. Betsy Hills

Tee Ball games
All games are played on Saturday
Continental Kitchen vs. Air & Energy
VFW Post 8199 vs. Taylor Made Marine
Beach House vs. Anna Maria Pest Control


who are all pursuing the same deranged preacher. The
explosive climax brings them all together in an effort to
prevent Armageddon. A satisfying novel that weaves
American history with fictional exploits that rival the
Holmes stories.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'God Bless John Wayne' by Kinky Friedman
How much trouble do you think Ace Detective Kinky
Friedman (yep, same as the author) could get into just try-
ing to trace his adopted pal Ratso's birth parents? Well,
surprise! Somebody does not want this information known


so trouble multiplies. Of course, Kinky solves it and stays
alive for another adventure. A fun book from a fun author.
Reviewed by Bette Kissick

'The Horse Whisperer' by Nicholas Evans
A tragic accident affects the lives of man and beast.
This is a dramatic presentation that captures the reader
immediately. Mr. Evan's first novel is Hollywood
material. His characters are well drawn and credible
while his scenic descriptions are three dimensional.
This book is a must read for 1996. I cried.
Reviewed by Jane Piatt


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bayfront complex. Beautiful waterfront, starting at $78,900. Great vacation or
heated pool. Live or invest in paradise for rental possibility. On site property man-
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ISLAND CONDOS
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB... 2/2 .......... GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $249,900
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB...2/2 ..........GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $189,500
COQUINA MOORINGS ........... 2/2 ............ BAYFRONT....... CALL DAVE .... $182,500
PERICO ISLAND......................2/2 ............ LAKEVIEW CALL SUZANNE.... $126,500
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 2/2 ... GROUND FLOOR..... CALL JERRY.... $119,900
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 2/2 ...... LAGOON VIEW..... CALL JERRY.... $117,900
PERICO BAY CLUB.................. 2/2 ...................VIEWS CALL SUZANNE .... $106,000
IMPERIAL HOUSE ...................2/1........... UPGRADED........... CALL ED..... $99, 900
BRIDGEPORT .......................... 2/2 ............ GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE...... $89,900
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 2/2 ...... LAGOON VIEW ........... CALL ED...... $78,900
IMPERIAL HOUSE ................... 1/1 ...........VERY NICE CALL SUZANNE...... $78,000

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

ISLAND APARTMENTS/DUPLEX
114 8TH ST SO................ 2/1 EACH SIDE/BAYFRONT ......CALL DAVE ......... $389,900
2400 AVENUE C ......................... FOURPLEX .................. CALL DAVE ......... $279,500
93 NORTH SHORE DRIVE ... 2/1 EACH SIDE ..................CALL DAVE ......... $172,500
307 66TH ST. ................................. DUPLEX ................... CALL BILL......... $139,900

LOTS
230 SO. HARBOR............ CANALFRONT-BAYVIEWS ......... CALL DAVE.... $147,500
123 51ST ST .............................. ZONED DUPLEX .................. CALL ED.... $139,900
401 41ST ST ...................................... 100 X 100.............. CALL DAVE...... $85,000
2001 GULF DRIVE .............................. GULF VIEW ................ CALLED..... $24,900


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3RD bedroom, turnkey furnished, pool. Excellent
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GULF-FRONT CONDOMINIUM on Anna Maria Is-
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For owner occupancy or as investment property.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MARCH 14, 1996, 1996 M PAGE 33 IB


TRIAD offers senior hotline, other programs


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Manatee County Chapter of TRIAD, a coali-
tion of seniors and law enforcement personnel, has
opened a hotline for senior assistance.
"The hotline is a local number for seniors to call for
assistance of any kind, but it focuses on cases of abuse
and neglect," explained Cpl. Pat Morris of the Mana-
tee County Sheriff s Office. "There are other hotlines,
so we're trying to pull out the criminal cases."
The hotline, which rings in the sheriff s community
center in DeSoto Square Mall, is manned by volunteers
and operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Until enough volunteers are available to
man the line five days a week, an answering machine
will record calls in the off-hours.

What is TRIAD?
The hotline is one of a number of services offered
to seniors through TRIAD, which was established last
year as a three-way effort of the sheriff's department,
the county's police chiefs and the AARP.
The group's mission is to work together to reduce
the criminal victimization of senior citizens and en-
hance law enforcement services for the elderly. It fo-
cuses on reducing their fear of crime and improving
their quality of life.
An advisory council called Seniors and Lawmen
Together (S.A.L.T.) acts as an advocacy/advisory
group for TRIAD and facilitates the exchange of in-
formation between seniors and law enforcement per-
sonnel. Council members help determine the con-
cerns of the community's seniors, assess available
services and programs and recommend additional
programs.

Vial-of life
A new program being implemented by TRIAD is
the Vial of Life. Each Vial of Life kit contains a white
plastic vial and a card to fill out. The card contains
health, emergency and insurance information. The vial
is put in the refrigerator and a green sticker is placed


Senior hotline
volunteers
needed
Volunteers are needed to
man the senior hotline
sponsored by TRIAD at
the sheriffs community
center at DeSoto Square
Mall. Here, TRIAD
volunteer Nancy Bennett;
of Holmes Beach fields ly.
calls. Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland.


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on the refrigerator door. Another green sticker is avail-
able for the front door of the residence.
The purpose of the vial is to provide emergency
personnel with time-saving medical information in the
home. Emergency and law enforcement personnel are
alerted to look for the stickers.
Vials will be available to anyone, said Morris. In
addition to homes, they are ideal for cars, RVs and
campers. They are also an excellent way to protect chil-
dren in the household.
"We have 14,000 to start with and hope to have the
program in full swing by early summer," she said. "We
will be handing them out at local fairs and festivals.
Morris said volunteers are needed for the hotline
and to put together Vial of Life kits. Hotline volunteers
will receive training. Call Nancy Bennett at 778-7562
to volunteer.


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Rainfall
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Average Gulf water temperature 610


Date
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March 4
March 5
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March 7
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High
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Island real estate sales
114 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a ground level 1318
sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath/cp home built in 1959 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 2/7/96, Wustermann to Clough,
for $225,0000; list unknown.
117 7th St N., Bradenton Beach, 17 Bay View Ter-
race, a 594 sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in 1973, was sold
22/296, Lyons to Anderson, for $55,000; list $57,500.
2405 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
1650 sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1986 on a 50x100


lot, was sold 2/2/96, Vandevrede to Mitchell, for
$135,000; list unknown.
306 56th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1253
sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1953 on a 100x117
lot, was sold 2/5/96, Huffine to Baldwin, for $155,000;
list unknown.
513 58th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 1230 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1954 on
an 80x93 lot, was sold 2/7/96, Minton to Sokat, for
$142,500; list unknown.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 308 Martinique N,
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was sold 2/1/96, Wasson to Grossweiler, for $165,000;
list $unknown.
608 Baronet Ln, Holmes Beach, a ground level
canal front 1345 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1963 on a 100x115 lot, was sold 2/2/96, Montalbano
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deep water canal. Bill Donnelly 778-6392.
212 84th Street, Holmes Beach ........ $159,900
2BR/2BA home. Neat, well-kept, close to beach. Bill
Allen 778-1620 eves.
1351 Perico Pointe Circle, PBC, Bradenton... $217,000
3BR/2BA Bayfront unit. Hardwood floors, crown
moldings. Dick Rowse 778-2003.
6702 32nd Avenue W., Bradenton...... $145,000
2 story, 4BR/2.5BA home, new carpet. Clarke Wil-
liams 778-1718 eves.
917 38th Street West, Bradenton......... $57,900
2BR/1BA home with carport. Great location. Carla
Price 778-5648 eves.

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BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
REAL ESTATE
WAGNER REALTY 1 9
778-2246
(800) 211-2323


Wedebrock Real Estate Company0
-i "Summertime, -:
when the livin' is easy..."
Come, see for yourself! FOUR UNITS
FOUR UNITS
SCall Lisa for all your Four units, two buildings, concrete block, quality con-
Vacation Needs struction. Each unit has one bedroom, one bath, turn-
key furnished. Only two blocks to beach, one block to
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach Bay. Good rental history. 100x100 ft. lot. Back lawn
778-0700 1-800-401-1054 totally fenced. $229,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.


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$20,000

OWNER SAYS "MAKE US AN OFFER"
Wonderful! 5BR/4BA waterfront family pool home!
Includes exquisite pine floors, vaulted ceilings w/
fans, fireplace, skylights, and dazzling bayviews.
Truly one of a kind! $445,000. Call 778-2291 Now!


LARGEST bayfront
lot on KEY ROYALE
3BR/3.5BA,
fireplaces, heated
pool, 50' dock.
#DY68061.$589,000.


MARTINIQUE ... top floor 2BR/2BA w/Gulf & Bay views.
$189,900. Also 3BR/3BA $195,900.
WESTBAY COVE ... 2BR/2BA bayfront complex, htd.
pool, tennis, walk to beach. $133,900.
BAYVIEW 9 unit Bed & Breakfast. $392,000.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
LOT ... NW prime residential area in a community of
luxury homes. $41,900.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

MICHAEL ADVOCATE
REALTOR/GRI
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
SBiographed in Who's
-I Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
(un petit peu)
After hours:
(941) 778-0608


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 17 1 PM 4 PM
Impressive 3BR/2BA deep water canalfront home. 2,283 sq. ft of liv-
ing area and 4,167 sq. ft. under roof. Views of Tampa Bay from large
gourmet kitchen (2 ovens, Jenn-Aire range, center island work sta-
tion with sink, etc.). 6 plus car enclosed garage under house. Alas-
kan Rock fireplace in spacious, bright living room overlooking canal.
Just repainted. Move-in condition. #MA65826. $325,000.
ISLAND VILLAGE ... A great buy! 2BR/2BA unit,
freshly painted and new furnishings. Pool, tennis
and steps to the beach. #12544. $118,900. Call
Bruce Skorupa, eves. 795-0303.
WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT? 3BR/2BA home


"The best news"- The Islander Bystander


Karin Stephan
REALTOR"0 E
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Mobile:
941-350-5844
Fax: 941- 778-3035


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MILUON $ 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...3BR/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.
PALMA SOLA ... 3BR/2BA home, lushly landscaped & beau-
tiful pool. #KS11761. $149,000.
KEY ROYALE ... turnkey furnished 3BR/2BA w/caged pool and
docking available. $269,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE ... 2BR/2BA turkey, fabulous views and
steps to beach. #KS68414. $179,900.
LOT ... 50x100 Island Bayview lot available. Build your own
home. #KS11510. $80,000.

WEST OF GULF DRIVE...
'Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA zoned
duplex. 100x100 corner lot.
Steps to the beach. Room to add
on or go up. Make an offer.
#CH67226. $149,900.

Carol S. Heinze
REALTORG/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
with fireplace in living room, split bedroom design,
cathedral ceilings, large kitchen, and a breakfast bar
overlooking caged pool and lake. Lots of privacy and
more than an acre. #12278. $174,900. Call Horace
T. Gilley, 792-0758.
ANNA MARIA ... lot with Key West style custom built
home to be constructed. A chance to select the finish-
ing touches. 3BR, 2 car garage and a pool. #KS12245.
$279,000. Call Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.


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MERCEDES 1981, 300 D, excellent condition.
$2,800. 1 computer desk and chair, $100. 1 office
desk, $50. (941) 778-0329.

APPLIANCES. FRIGIDAIRE self-cleaning range, al-
mond, excellent. $150 Frigidaire built-in dishwasher,
black front. $125. Phone 778-4363.

CENTRAL AIR COMPRESSOR Carrier, 2 1/2 ton,
older model in excellent condition. $150 OBO. Phone
778-4363.

MEN'S MARUMAN IRONS 3 through 5 W. Excellent
condition. Phone 794-3991.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER washed oak, two ste-
reo speakers. Good condition. $150 OBO. 778-3214.

LIFT CHAIR $225. Call 778-5023.

GOLF EQUIPMENT Many golf clubs including 2
Callaway Big Bertha and Yonex ADX 200 drivers and
fifteen putters, bags, balls. Also, TV, 45" Mitsubishi
in oak cabinet at yard sale, Mar. 16, 8 1. 517 56th
St., Holmes Beach.

TWIN BED headboard/footboard with platform Bellini
white. $125. Entertainment center, $60. Gerry/Cen-
tury car seats, $35/$25, mint condition. 778-0311.

NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine decor
& gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756. Week days
9 6. Weekends 10 5.

FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turm-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.



MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE, Sat., Mar. 16, 8 1.
45" Mitsubishi TV in oak cabinet, ,many golf clubs in-
cluding 2 Big Bertha Callaway and Yonex ADX 200
drivers and 15 putters, golf bags and balls, house-
hold items, toys, old 33 records, drapes, lots of new
designer sun glasses, more. Grab bags at 1:00. 517
56th St., Holmes Beach.

ORIENTAL YARD SALE Rosewood furniture and ac-
cessories. Huge ceramics from Vietnam and porce-
lains from China. Champhor trunks. Refrigerator $70.
Queen mattress $20. Sat. & Sun., Mar. 16 & 17, 9 -
3. 308 72nd Street.

MOVING SALE. Doors open 9 4, Sat., Mar. 16.
Quality items. Small kitchen appliances including
new cappuccino machine, an antique working Sun-
beam Mixmaster, microwave, etc. Kitchen acces-
sories, tools, dishes, glasses, silverware, new mo-
tion controls sensors, new PC modem. Outdoor
furniture, yard tools and chemicals, boating and
fishing accessories, life jackets. Games, 4 drawer
file cabinet, typewriter, water floats, toys. New dbl.
s.s. sink, men's golf clubs, bike, beach hats. Some
fine furniture. Hundreds of interesting items. Do not
miss this sate! Grab bags at 3 pm. 519 71st St.,
Holmes Beach.


YARD SALE Many collectibles. Dealers welcome. No
early birds. Sat., Mar. 16, 8 1. One day only. 511
Loquat Dr., Anna Maria.



MANATEE UNITARIAN Universalist Fellowship,
Sunday service & Sunday school: 10:30 am. MUUF
St. Patrick's Day celebration. Past presidents of the
Bradenton Fellowship will discuss the history, prin-
ciples and beliefs fostered in the Unitarian Universal-
ist religion. Music: Congregation singing Irish melo-
dies. All are cordially welcomed. Refreshments fol-
low. 322 15th Street West, downtown Bradenton. For
information and listings of week time activities and
programs, please call 749-5036 or 749-0067.

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.

VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978

"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
TICKETS for the Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes,
Saturday, March 16, are available at The Islander By-
stander, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
RAFFLE TICKETS for the annual Anna Maria Island
Community Center Auction are available in advance
at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. $1 tickets give you a chance to win a mini-
satellite dish and 22-inch color TV.


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.


CONVERTIBLE 1986 DL RENAULT runs good, no
rust, garage kept, low miles. Auto, stereo, etc. 778-
6126 or 778-6127.

MOTORCYCLE 1994 HONDA Magna 750 cc, bright
red with a lot of chrome. Extras. Only 1,900 miles,
new condition. $5,950. Phone 778-4363.


1984 HONDA PRELUDE 5 speed, automatic,
sunroof. 65,000 miles, top condition. Detailed every
three months. New Cooper tires. Drives like new.
$4,000 OBO. 778-7978.


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

21' SAILBOAT, needs work $700 OBO. 778-6965.

15' 4" FIBERGLASS BOAT including anchor, bimini,
livewell, extras. 35 hp Evinrude. Tilt trailer w/spare
tire. $1,400. See at 704 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

BOAT SLIP FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.


SERVERS, COCKTAILS, BUSSERS, host, dishwash-
ers, broilers, saute cooks.. Apply in person. Buccaneer
Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key.

RETAIL SALES help wanted. Non smokers only.
Apply at 10010 Gulf Drive.

SERVERS WANTED full or part time. Apply at Eddie
B's, Tue. thru Sun. 778-6969.

DISHWASHER WANTED full or part time for Mr.
Bones. Call 778-6614.

CLERICAL HELP WANTED full time. Varied duties in
busy office. Reply to PO. Box 1381, Holmes Beach.

SANDBAR RESTAURANT is now hiring for positive,
energetic individuals wanting to work in a fun atmo-
sphere. Food servers, bussers, hostess/host, bartend-
ers, kitchen, hot line, pantry, deck cooks, prep cooks.
Apply in person at 100 Spring Ave., Mon. thru Fri. 3 -
5. We are looking forward to meeting with you on a one
to one basis. Any questions, feel free to call 778-0444

BABYSITTER MOM on the Island provides safe, tiw
caring environment. 24 hours, 7 days. Infants wel-
come. 778-2234.

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

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


MOTIVATED STUDENT NURSE available to assist
Anna Maria Island residents with daily living activi-
ties. 6 years experience in community health care.
Professional references available upon request.
Call 778-5648.


EXPERT CLEANING, personalized service. Island
resident, excellent references. Leigh 778-1960.


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


ANNA MARIA
Charming 3BR home situated on 2 lots on one of Anna
Maria's nicest streets. Kitchen refurbished in 1990. Ideal plan
for mother-in-law suite or family home. Includes use of boat
dock nearby on Anna Maria Basin. Reduced Price! $182,500.
Call Marie Franklin 778-2259.

10AA MAI
S011 Since
P ^ 1957
MAI! L IG AL ESTATE
... REALTY .
'We ARE le Is and1.
0805 Gulf Drie PO Box 83S Anna Marl. FIda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941)778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


JUST REDUCED
NORTH END DUPLEX!!!
This duplex has 2BR/1BA each side and is just steps
to Anna Maria's north end beaches. This incredible
investment opportunity is now offered at $159,000.
Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gul Drive P OBox 717-Anna Mada FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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EASTER 1996 VACATION RENTALS

605 S. BAY BLVD.
4BR/3BA,4 decks, canalfront & bayview.
Available April 2- 16, 1996 $1500.


Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605

MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Call Edward
778-3222..

INCOME TAX SERVICE. Over 30 years experience.
Call Pat Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

INCOME TAX SERVICE Call Laurie Miller at 778-2844.

NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk ... whatever your
hauling needs. Call Eddie O. 792-1693.


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


ISLAND CLEANING for all your cleaning needs.
Rentals, condos and homes. Reasonable rates, ex-
cellent references. Island resident. Call Richard &
Dianne for estimate and appointment. We also run
errands & do shopping. 778-2195.

DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE de-
pendable cleaning services for homes, offices, con-
dos and rentals. Call Rick 778-2864.


LOWEST CLEANING RATES on Island. 10 years
experience. Great references. Ironing and alterations
a specialty. Pick up and delivery. 778-2085.

TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa, Sarasota
or Fort Myers airport anytime. Please call 751-3011.

ALTERATIONS, CUSTOM CLOTHES, clothing re-
design, kids clothes. Pegi Lynn Originals, by appoint-
ment. In home service available. 798-3116.


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

1 Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"


REALTORS*
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


WNSAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.
dlmliME"llilhillRI


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


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

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

R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.
747-1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).

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

KIMBALL GENERAL CONTRACTING. Residential
& commercial. New construction or remodeling. 25
years experience, insured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call
778-5354.

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

HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 794-6348.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

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 refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remod-
eling, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott

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 FAX 778-1929


YOU CAN'T
BEAT THIS!
Direct gulf front end
unit at Sunset Terrace.
Almost 1,000 sq. ft.
for just $126,000.
Call Robin at
778-7244
For this and other
gulf front condos


CUSTOM HOME MAINTENANCE repairs, painting,
interior and exterior, pool care, lawn and landscap-
ing. Long or short term. Free estimates. References
available. Call Jeff at 779-2151.

IVORY'S TREE SERVICE wants your big trees. We
specialize in large trees and palms. We also do
lawns, landscapes and hauling. Call Dina 778-2259
or 778-3085.



AVAILABLE APR. 15 JUN. 1. Fully furnished beach
cottage. 1 BR/1BA, private lot and parking. $400 per
week includes phone and cable. 778-2832.

BOOK '97 NOW. Duplex, 1BR/1BA, close to shop-
ping and restaurants, 1 block to nice Gulf beach in
South Holmes Beach. $1,300 per mo. includes utili-
ties, cable and phone. 778-2832.

STILL AVAILABLE Mar. 9 29. Gulffront ground
floor, 1BR/1BA condo. Screened lanai, sundeck on
private beach w/ hot tub. $525 per wk. includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.

VACATION RENTAL NOW VACANT, available im-
mediately (Mar. 5 Mar. 24). old Florida cottage
across the street from nice private Gulf beach. 1 BR/
1 BA turnkey includes cable TV and telephone. $400
wk. Call 778-2832.

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

AVAILABLE MARCH/APRIL furnished apartment,
monthly rental. 1 BR/1BA, private yard, 2 blocks to
the beach. Cable TV, microwave. $1,200 mo., $350
wk. Call now 749-1695.

TWO FURNISHED VACATION rentals ideal for
single or couple. Available now. Gulfview studio
$350 wk. Key Royale apt. $1,600 mo. 778-6126 or
778-6127.
SECLUDED SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
Pool, covered parking, Bayview. Available Apr. $900
mo. 6 9 mo. lease. Available Easter week $700.
723-6802.

GULFFRONT RESIDENCE exceptional 2BR/2BA
in North Holmes Beach with excellent views. Avail-
able by week or month starting 4/1/96 thru 11/30/96.
Call David Moynihan, Wagner Realty. 778-2246,
eves. 778-7976.


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

Debbie Dial RMI Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
& HOLMES BEACH, FL.

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WATERFRONT LOT
How would you like to own a beautiful water-
front lot on the north end of Anna Maria with
104 ft. on the water? This lot is one of the
best lots available with nice waterviews and
offered at $134,900.
Call Agnes Tooker eves at 778-5287
Ken Jackson eves at 778-6986


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Ddve, P O Box 717 Ama Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Experience professional cleaning. Residen-
tial & commercial. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Excellent references. Call for estimate or
appointment. Beverly 778-1945.


*Week, Month
Annual
SCottages, Houses
Bungalows
Villas
Condominiums


Caria Price


OPEN HOUSE
SAT & SUN MARCH 16 & 17 1-4 pm
UNIT 45 NORTH BEACH VILLAGE $169,900
6250 HOLMES BLVD., HOLMES BEACH
This beautiful townhouse has 2 large bedrooms,
2.5 baths, a large 2 car garage with good stor-
age. Open airy floor plan is very tastefully deco-
rated. Short walk to pool or beach.
Call John & Karen Zirzow 778-9171/Office 753-1620


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andyi S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
lrn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURE)
1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
\778-314 / AND SATISFACTION

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


MULCH STONE SHELL SOD

3 custom Trucking
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING BOAT DELIVERY

INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
Free Estimates
25 Years Experience
S 30 Years Island Resident
Call Jim Bickal 778-1730



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


REMODELING


XACT


* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
* nDECKS & MORF


ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

.ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


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


SEASONAL RENTAL Jan. Mar., 1997. Two
blocks to beach is this clean, 2BR/1.5BA home,
fully furnished, microwave, cable, telephone,
washer, dryer, screened patio and garage. Non
smokers only. (941) 291-4934.
ANNA MARIA FURNISHED 2BR/1BA canalfront.
Available Apr., 1996 $1,300. Apr. May 1996 $995
mo. No pets. 778-5793.
SEASONAL RENTAL Attractive Holmes Beach lo-
cation. Gulfview. Available Apr. 1, weekly or
monthly. 778-4368.
GULFVIEW COTTAGES small dead end street along
Gulf. 3BR, Mar. 17/23. Apr. 10/30, $700 wk. May/Jun.
$600 mo. 2BR winter '97, $1,200 mo. 778-0990.
GULFFRONT BEST VIEW 3BR/2BA, fireplace in
top floor master suite. Decks, patio, tropical gar-
den. Available 4/11/96 on. Winter '97. $3,000 mo.,
$1,200 wk. 778-0990.
ANNA MARIA CITY 2BR furnished. Bring tooth-
brush. Available Mar. 16 May 16. $300 wk. $950
mo. 779-1090 or 794-8177.

SEASONAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA, nicely furnished,
ground level, steps to beach. Washer, dryer, dish-
washer, garage. No pets. Holmes Beach. (941)
778-3267.

1BR/1BA CLOSE TO SHOPPING, restaurants.
South Holmes Beach, one block from Gulf. Open for
96 97 season, Oct. thru Nov., $900 mo. Jan. thru
Mar., $1,200 mo. 779-1064.

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

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, 2BR/2BA, lovely & spa-
cious with deck and garage. Steps to beach. $700
mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244.
JUST LISTED. EXECUTIVE Bayfront, 2BR/2BA +
den, immaculate. Mar., Apr. and on 96. Available wk/
mo. 778-0340.

UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Anna Maria.
Yearly lease, no pets. 1st, last, security. $575 mo.
Available May 1. Call 792-8817 or 756-8787.

HIDEAWAY PERFECT BAYVIEW between
bridges, 96 97 season. 1 & 2BR, completely fur-
nished. Prefer 4 6 mo., no smoking, no pets,
quiet. 1st floor, nice yard with patio. Walk to every-
thing, lovely area. 778-7107.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, across street
from Gulf. Wtr/cable included, no pets. Must see. 1st,
last, and deposit. 778-7665.

SUNRISE ON THE BAY Gulf/Bay front, 2BR/2BA,
large enclosed porch, view Skyway. Wk/mo. 778-0340.

ANNUAL RENTAL newly painted studio apt. Steps
to beach. $425 mo. includes all utilities except
phone. Enclosed porch, wooden deck. Call (813)
935-2968.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT Anna Maria City. Block to
Gulf, well maintained. Desirable, quiet neighbor-
hood. 1st, last, security. $575 mo. 778-3628
ANNA MARIA APARTMENTS for rent. 1 & 2 BR, on
water, beautiful view. Swimming, fishing pier, restau-
rants. Taking summer reservations. 201 S. Bay. $225
to $250 wk., $700 mo. Call 778-9188 or 778-9131.

SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly
accommodations. Fully furnished, walk to beach, post
office, restaurants. Magnolia apartments. 778-
2627. Visit our gift shop.

GULFFRONT HOME 2BR/3BA, fumished. 101 67th
St., Holmes Beach. Yearly or seasonal. 778-2206 or
794-8202.


3BR/1BA, CARPORT, FAMILY ROOM. Avail. month
of April. Close to Bay and Gulf, city of Anna Maria.
$1,600. No pets. 787-9812.
STUDIO APARTMENT IN Holmes Beach. Annual
rental. $525 mo. 778-2833.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA great duplex, well main-
tained. Only one block to Gulf. $600 mo. Available
April 1st. Call 778-0608.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5 BA duplex apt. close to
beach. Available immediately. $600 plus utilities. Fran
Maxon Real Estate (941) 778-1450.

HOLMES BEACH Lovely 2BR/2BA stilted duplex avail-
able for annual lease, April 1. Almond carpeting, verti-
cals, fans, washer, dryer, screened porch, utility shed,
C H/A. $650 mo. 1st, last, security required. 795-3838.
ANNUAL SEMI FURNISHED, charming, 2BR/1BA
Holmes Beach duplex. Near beach and shops. No
smoking. $675. April 1. 778-0379.
PET OK. PRIVATE, shaded fenced yard, Gulfside.
Steps to shelling, shops, fine food, fishing pier. 1BR
plus sleeper. Wk/mo/yr. 792-8482.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR home directly on the water,
overlooking Jewfish Key on north tip of Longboat.
Large lot with trees and boat dock. $750 mo. Wagner
Realty 778-2246.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA canalfront dock Bay
beach. Trash pick up, yard service, w/d hook up,
some utilities. Lease $700 mo. 778-5793. Accommo-
dates 2 adults, no pets.

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ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH nice 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Close to beach and shopping. $650 mo. 1st,
last, security. No pets. 778-0217.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock in quiet area.
Fully furnished, perfect for retired person. Available
April 1. $250/wk, $600/mo. 794-5980.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA. 1st mo., security, &
$675 mo. No pets, no smoking. Available immedi-
ately. 778-4126.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT, 2BR/2BA on annual basis.
210 81st Street, H.B. Available April, 1996, $800
mo. (813) 962-0817.


3BR/2BA WATERFRONT home on Bimini Bay.
Boat dock and boat lift, great sunrise view. Yearly
unfurnished. Call Bob Dingman 778-1937.


ANNUAL BEAUTIFUL north end, charming 1BR/
1BA bungalows, adorable 2BR/1BA house. All
steps to Gulf. Large yard, pets? From $425. Won't
last. 778-2126.
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available
in March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.
COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent on Anna Maria Is-
land. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft. Excellent location,
great visibility. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL in Perico Bay Club. 2/
3BR condo on Edgewater with bay view. From JulJ
Aug. 1996. Call 383-5137.
MALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share home on
Holmes Beach. $275 mo. plus half utilities. 778-5148.
LOCAL RESIDENT REMODELING looking to rent
1 or 2BR, fumished/unfurnished, with fenced in yard
for pets. Apr. thru Jul. Call 778-3960.


WANTED PRINCIPLE desires small, Gulffront or
Gulfview, Bayfront or Bayview home. Call NY (516)
589-3943. Leave message.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.
ANNA MARIA BUILDING LOT with breathtaking
view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Super spot
for the avid fisherman. $119,900. Phone (941)
778-5842.
LOT, ANNA MARIA, 309 S. Bay. 65' x 100'. Spec-
tacular view of Tampa Bay and Skyway. Reduced
to $126,000. Phone (941) 778-4363.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Newly renovated
condo ground floor, end unit with southern expo-
sure. $139,000. Owner 778-8482. No agents
please.
OWNER RETIRING on water. Apartment building.
Corner of S. Bay and Spring. Large private court-
yard. Heated pool and spa. 1 & 2BR rooms. Re-
duced from $525,000 to $499,000. $286,000 down/
terms if desired. 778-9188 or 778-9131.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA house with attached
rental apartment. 2 blocks from gulf beach. Se-
cluded backyard, front screen porch, new roof.
$129,000. (813) 867-6464.


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DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME, Holmes Beach, 517
56th Street. Large, deep water dock, seawall, spec-
tacular Bayview. 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub,
decking, tropical landscaping. Well cared for.
$275,000. Buy owner. 778-6747 or 366-7866.

MOTIVATED SELLER reduced $10,000. Holmes
Beach, 3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq. ft. w/add'l 650 sq. ft.
room. Covered porch, oversized garage, more.
$159,000. 778-2806.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Almost new 3BR/2BA at
north end of Anna Maria Island. 608 Fern St.
$229,000. Call for an appointment at 778-9515.
POPULAR ISLAND COMPLEX 2nd floor, 2BR/2BA
condo. Tumkey fumished, new carpet, walk-in closet.
Heated pool, clubhouse, tennis, deeded beach ac-
cess, on-site management office. $110,000. Call Gulf-
Bay Realty at 778-7244 anytime.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA, large kitchen, boat house,
dock. Beautiful shaded yard, fruit trees. Call owner
778-6019. Principals only.

EAST MANATEE Fishermen's Paradise. By
owner, 12 + acres, Manatee lake frontage, 50'
above sea level + two fish ponds cleared. Very
private with a beautiful southern view and a 3BR
the Holiday House built by Jim Walter Homes.
Furnished $110,000. 3005 Bethany Road, 1/8
mile +/- South from State Road 64 on left side.
Phone 322-1263. B. Plichter.

PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa with garage.
Storm, security and insulator shutters. Glassed
lanai, sundeck, customized kitchen and office.
Decorator furnished. Furnished $136,000/Unfur-
nished $125,000. By owner 795-8371.
KEY ROYALE 3BR, new paint, new carpet, canal,
dock, lanai, double garage, circle driveway. 615 Em-
erald Lane. 778-0017/756-7772.
OLDER COTTAGE STYLE duplex. Bradenton
Beach. Directly on the Intracoastal. 2BR up/1BR
down plus garage. 50 ft. on seawall. Outstanding
view. Only $175,000. 778-7980.
HOLMES BEACH HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/
2BA, canal slip, 100 x 90' lot, new roof, heat, ac.
$143,000. 241 85th St. (612) 439- 6275.
HONEST HARD WORKING Real Estate agent
needs buyers and sellers now! John M. Poag 779-
1104. Sutton Group Properties, Inc.
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limitation or discrimination based on race, color, re-
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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
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PARTING WORDS

BY FRAN AND LOU SABIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Place for a
heeler (or a
healer)
5 Understanding
10 Condo ad abbr.
13 "Northern
Exposure"
setting
19 Art forger's aid
20 Bluffs
21 Gobble
22 Prepared horses'
hooves for
shoeing
23 F IDE LIT Y
26 Like a dame
27 Takes up
28 Bomb vestige
30 Colorless people
31 Yields
32 Jazz trumpeter
Bakeret al.
33 Wooer of
Merope, in myth
35 Generous and
strong-willed
one, supposedly
36 Nightclub
37 Bulwark
40 Donkey's uncles
43 A CTO RS
45 Hurricane
heading
46 Schubert
composition
47 Algid


48 Part of a
three-weapon
competition
49 Counterpart of a
Mile.
50 Weisshorn, e.g.
51 SA LL Y
55 Decathlete
Johnson
56 Procrastinators
58 Flee with a flame
59 Grinders
60 Disturb
61 "Skedaddle!"
62 Parisian puffing
stuff
63 Percussion
sticks that
accompany
dancing
65 San Diego
founder
Junipero
67 New Jersey
statehouse name
70 Redirect
71 FIL T ER
73 Tick off
74 He KO'd
Carnera, 6/14/34
75 To-
(precisely)
76 "ER" medic
77 1935 Rodgers
and Hart song
78 Question in a
defensive reply
79 C LI NCH
83 Backside
84 "Stag at Bay"
painter
87 Sayyid's
subjects


88 Spare unit
89 Leave off
90 Hornless cow
91 Part of Jesus'
attire
95 Wear
97 Transfer
99 Maine symbol
100 Mailer's "The
--of the
Night"
102 FA NT AS Y
104 Den box
105 Perfect, in a way
106 Ecole-ite?
107 MCI and CCC
108 Monk of yore
109 Light conditions
110 Closerto
maturity
111 Puppy pleasers

DOWN
I Ibis, e.g.
2 Twinkletoed
3 Live it up
4 Talked
childishly
5 Isolated area
6 Luna Park
attractions
7 "- right with
the world!":
Browning
8 Road alert
9 -- Friends
Network
10 Familial
11 Dillon and
others
12 Ocularwoe
13 Bath's "The -
of the Fugue"


14 Stored
15 Lone Star pros
16 CLI Q UE
17 Castle section
18 Dubs in
24 Ophelia and
Laertes
25 Geological
feature
29 Peregrinated
32 Nast
34 Shine's partner
36 Scams, in a way
37 Common street
name
38 It has a yellow
disk
39 Vineyard data
40 Gloomy Gus's
expression
41 Delta builder
42 SA LA RIES
43 "Roger & Me"
creator Michael
44 Smarmy
Dickens
character
47 Peppery green
49 Palacio divisions
51 Further down?
52 Pola of the
silents
53 Mischievous
miss
54 Bits
55 Falstaff's page in
"The Merry
Wives of
Windsor"
57 One in St.
Valentine's care
59 Parts of stable
families


62 "-- Foolish
Things"
63 Conspiracy
64 Zoo animal
65 Fish in a way
66 Volta's subj.
67 Swamp
swimmers
68 Part of a
multivitamin


69 Counter's
opening
71 1979 and'82
Oscar winner
72 Plagiarizes
75 Blackjack bases
77 Bogey territory
80 Amelia Earhart
and Mort
Walker, e.g.


81 Crop problem
82 Intimidating sort
83 Let off easy,
maybe
85 Infer
86 Lustrous fabric
88 Cater (to)
-90 Looking scared
91 Not much of a
blockade


92 Circus site
93 Canted
94 Tourney stage
95 Fill
96 C.E.O.
98 Regarding
99 Attend Andover,
e.g.
101 Meet a raise
103 Cantab's rival


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