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APRIL 4, 1996


FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


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Committee to investigate recall of mayor


By Paul Roat
A group of Bradenton Beach residents, led by a
former mayor, have formed a committee to investigate
the recall of current Mayor Leroy Arnold.
"Enough is enough," former Mayor Katie Pierola,
chairwoman of the committee, told The Islander By-
stander.
"I'm concerned that so many people have worked so
hard to change the image of Bradenton Beach," Pierola
said, "and now it seems like we're at a standstill."
"I don't believe I've done anything to justify my
recall," Arnold said. "I have no reason to think that a
recall is justified or my resignation is justified. Katie
made mistakes in her first term in office. I think all
they're doing is playing politics."
Members of the group researching the recall of


SEE RELATED STORY, PAGE 4

Arnold include Pierola, former Mayor Barbara Turner,
former council members Herb Dolan, Walt Grace and Jim
Kissick and residents Dan Goodchild, Jo-Ann Goodchild,
John Sandberg, George Sinclair and Emily Anne Smith.
Pierola said she has heard reports that Arnold is
performing the duties of office.
"He's made fun of me, calling me a ribbon cutting
mayor," Pierola said. "I worked hard for six years -
so many people worked so hard to improve the city,
not by increasing density or over-commercializing it,
but to make Bradenton Beach into a charming resort-
style community."
Pierola said several members of the committee at-
tempted to meet with Arnold to discuss his goals, in-


Sunrise over Anna Maria Island promises to be brilliant
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will host the 32nd annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Easter
Sunday, April 7, at the Manatee County Public Beach where Manatee Avenue meets Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
The service is supported by all seven Island churches and includes readings, a sermon and music offerings. You can
follow it up by stepping across the sands to Cafe on the Beach for breakfast on the patio. Islander Photo

Anna Maria must join county

stormwater program


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission voted 5-to-0
March 26 to back out of an interlocal agreement with
Manatee County for a federally required stormwater
management plan.
But by week's end Public Works Official Phil
Charnock had a different answer from the Atlanta re-
gional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA).
Charnock told The Islander Bystander March 29,
"We have no choice. We must comply."
The city owes the county $2,400 for Phase I of the
program. Phase II is expected to cost about $7,000.
"I don't know yet how much it will cost us over the
next years or what will be involved," said Charnock.
He was to attend an April 4 meeting with the county
and hoped that city attorney Jim Dye could join him.
The EPA mandated several years ago that cities
and counties must improve the quality and reduce the
quantity of rainwater that runs off the land into bays
and the Gulf. Stormwater runoff carries with it pesti-
cides, fertilizers and other by-products scientists say are
dangerous to marine life.
'The law requires the establishment of a stormwater


monitoring and control program to qualify for a federal
water-quality discharge permit. Anna Maria will be a
co-applicant with the county for the permit.
"The EPA says that since we are part of a county
with more than 100,000 in population, all of the county
must comply," Charnock said.
An earlier conversation with someone else in the
Atlanta EPA office had led Charnock to believe that
due to a procedural error by EPA attorneys, Anna
Maria could back out of the county agreement and get
a six-year extension for developing its own plan.
That sounded good to commissioners who have
been leery of spending the additional $7,000 in ex-
change for what seemed nothing more than a lot of
paperwork and new ordinance writing.
Dye asked Charnock to get something in writing
from the EPA about the six-year extension. Instead he
got a "no choice, must do now" directive.
Most of the money in Phase II will go toward plan-
ning of a stormwater management plan and a five-year
permit for monitoring, probably by Mote Marine Labo-
ratory, said Charnock.
Future costs to actually control and filter storm water
PLEASE SEE STORMWATER, PAGE 2


tensions and health, but were refused.
Arnold said he had heard from supporters that there
was talk of recalling some council members due to
what he termed a "conspiracy" against him.
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher and council mem-
bers Gail Cole and Dick Suhre voted Feb. 28 to request
Arnold's immediate resignation. At that meeting,
Drescher and Suhre read prepared statements calling
for the mayor to resign due to possible civil rights vio-
lations he made against city employees.
Arnold questioned religious and sexual preferences
of two employees in January. In an emotion-packed
meeting in early February, City Clerk Alice Baird and
Deputy Clerk Lea Ann Bessonette confronted Arnold
on his statements. Arnold later apologized for the re-
marks, calling them "rumors that I had heard."


Mayor vows to

end noise in

Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"The day the music died" may be more than a line
from a 1970s rock song if Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner proceeds with a plan to crack down on
bars that are the subject of noise complaints.
VanWagoner said at last week's work session that
if he does not receive cooperation from bar owners,
he'll enforce a section of the city's noise ordinance that
prohibits the operation of loudspeakers between the
hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m.
and 10 a.m. on weekends and holidays.
"If the peace of the community is disturbed, then
we have a problem," he explained. "The ordinance
reads the playing of loudspeakers after 10 p.m. should
not be allowed. It is my obligation to enforce the ordi-
nance. It is also my obligation to inform the bar own-
ers of the problem, see what they suggest and involve
them in the decision."
The issue came to the foreground when a neighbor
of the Anchor Inn enlisted the support of the Holmes
Beach Civic Association with complaints about loud
music from the Anchor Inn. Other establishments have
also become the subject of complaints including
Turtles Bar and Grill and D.Coy Ducks.
Councilman Don Maloney was asked to research
the problem at the Anchor Inn and return to council
with a recommendation.
Maloney said the city's noise ordinance contains
words such as unreasonable, excessive, disturbing and
endangering, he noted. What one person feels meets
those qualifications, another may not; therefore, mu-
nicipalities have set decibel levels to determine what's
reasonable. If decibel levels are not used, judgment
must come through the courts.
PLEASE SEE NOISE, PAGE 2


Anna Maria Island map,
page 18







SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ................ ......... ...................... 6
Those W ere the Days .................................... 7
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 20
School Daze..... .........................22
Streetlife ........................................................ 24
Anna Maria Island tides ........................ 26
Crossword puzzle....................................... 36


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fiG PAGE 2 0 APRIL 4, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Mayor puts temporary halt on city hall plans


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
More input. More research. More ideas sought.
At last week's council work session, newly elected
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner said he wants
to get more input and do further research before pro-
ceeding with plans for a new city hall.
"I'm for a fresh start with some new, creative ideas
so people will be pleased with what we have," he said.
"I need to be educated as to what the needs of the de-
partment heads are, so I can justify it to you. After talk-
ing to them, I may end up coming here and fighting for
the $1.2 million building."
In January council approved the construction of a
new 12,000-square-foot city hall to house all three city
departments and include a large meeting chamber. The
cost was estimated at $1.2 million, with funding to
come from the city's portion of the one-cent school tax,
funding which must be used for infrastructure.
In comparison, remodeling for Americans with
Disabilities Act compliance, including new roofs and
water proofing buildings, was estimated at $267,000.
After hearing public input at a February work ses-
sion, council instructed architect H. Patterson Fletcher
to ascertain minimum space needs from city depart-
ment heads and return with scaled-down plans.
Fletcher brought the new plans to city hall last week
with a reduced cost of construction estimated at
$950,000.

Council's thoughts on
a new city hall
Council Chairman Luke Courtney first polled
council members to see how they wanted to proceed.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she could
live with a budget of $800,000 to include construction,
heating and cooling and furnishings.
Councilwoman Billie Martini's choice was to
spend less than $800,000. She also wanted council and


What a mess!.
Saturday morning at
Coquina Beach is any-
thing but a slice of
natural beauty. Cans,
paper, bottles, fast food
wrappers and other trash
are strewn throughout
the county's largest
beach. Come on, folks,
try to pick up your trash!
What's particularly
disturbing are the people
who walk over to the
trash cans with their
garbage but can't be
bothered to lift up the lid.
Islander Photo:
Paul Roat




Mayor VanWagoner
NOISE, FROM PAGE 1
"There is not much this city or any city government
can do that it hasn't already done to settle this particu-
lar problem by existing ordinance," Maloney said. "I
believe the situation of the Anchor Inn is a matter of a
private nuisance that must be dealt with privately -
either by mutual agreement or in civil court."
VanWagoner, a founder of the Holmes Beach
Civic Association, disagreed with Maloney and said if
people come to the city with a problem it is the city's
obligation to try to resolve it.
"We're always getting lost in this decibel busi-
ness," VanWagoner said. "There's another section of
the noise ordinance that addresses disturbing the peace
and the serenity of the community. That's a different
measure, and I'm told by counsel that it is enforceable."
Councilman Ron Robinson pointed to Longboat
Key's noise ordinance which states that if the operation
of sound producing devices is audible 50 feet from the
building or vehicle, there is a violation.
"The police, the bar owners and the neighbors can
understand that," he noted. "Get away from the deci-
bel meter and set one criteria," he said.


members of the public to submit ideas to Fletcher.
Newly elected Councilman Ron Robinson sug-
gested utilizing present buildings by moving the police
department into city hall, moving public works into the
police department and abandoning the basement and
building a new administration building between the
two.
Courtney asked Fletcher why that option had been
discarded.
Neither city hall or the police department conforms
to Federal Emergency Management Agency require-
ments, Fletcher said. In trying to work with the build-
ings, he found it cheaper to knock them down and start
over.
"The police building is basically a septic tank, the
spaces are chopped up and the elevations are wrong,"
he continued. "That building would have to go. The
public works building is fine but the metal maintenance
shed is pretty rusty, its structural members are in bad
shape and it's in the way of the baseball field." .
Councilman Don Maloney said he had no problem
with the new plans, but he did have a problem with
council's indecisiveness.
"I sit up here and watch us dodge the leadership
that we've been elected to provide," he chided council.
"We have known about ADA for six years and we keep
sitting here trying to find an excuse not to have it hap-
pen.
"None of us knows what this building should be or
how much it should cost. Our job is to present it to the
people and say this is what we need, this is what it costs
and we hope you're happy. And if you're not you can
get rid of us pretty quickly."

Public, employees and
architect respond
The maintenance shed belongs in an industrial
park, the police department is a septic tank and city hall
is trashy looking, said resident John Cagnina.


vows to stop noise
"We're not Longboat Key," Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore noted. "Fifty feet from a vehicle doesn't
offend me. We must have objective measurements to
be able to win this in court. And you'd better have a
reason why you decided 25 feet or 50 feet or 100 feet."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney agreed with the
mayor and added, "To me an amplifier for a guitar is
a loudspeaker system and the ordinance prohibits the
use between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. I don't think it could
be much clearer. I think the council that passed this
ordinance didn't want noise after 10 p.m. It has not
been enforced and I think we should enforce it."
"This will not allow any establishment to have a
band," Whitmore protested to Courtney. "Where are
the tourists that stay at your motel going to go at night?
I can't believe the council is considering this. We rely
on tourists to make a living."
"Some people make money by creating entertainment
that is excessively loud," VanWagoner said. "I don't think
people want that to invade this community. We have to try
to reason with the commercial establishments and keep an
environment that says no excessive noise after 10 p.m.
This is resolvable. Give me shot at it."


"No budget was given to the architect and he came
back with something," he noted. "Then he was told to
reduce it, and now you say this isn't satisfactory and
he's got to do it again. In the meantime we're paying
this man. What we've got here is a dog chasing its tail.
You were elected to make a decision do it."
"Make people understand and feel comfortable
with why you want to spend that money," resident
Chuck Stealey said. "Take responsibility and explain
why you need it and how much you need to spend."
Aside from the outrage over the cost, I am con-
stantly hearing from people who want the city to draw
up a budget for the entire $2 million in infrastructure
tax dollars before they agree the city should use any
part of the money to build a new city hall, said Bonner
Presswood, publisher of The Islander Bystander.
Whitmore agreed and noted, "We haven't even
discussed that yet."
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department told council that on the night of the circus,
sheriff s department cadets helped with traffic control.
The corporal in charge of the cadets was in a wheel-
chair and had to go to the fire station to use the bath-
room.
"It will take only one time and one person with
enough gumption to file a lawsuit," he warned. "You
think $1.2 million is a lot? A lawsuit will be a lot more,
especially if they can show you've been dragging your
feet and not making decisions."
There are no extravagances in the new plans, said
Police Chief Jay Romine.
"I've got 19 people in the police department that
provide public service to the city 24 hours a day," he
pointed out. "Part of them work in an area that should
have been condemned a long time ago. I've got people
working on top of people. They just want a decent of-
fice space to work in."

Cost is set at $95 a square foot
The newly proposed building will cost $95 a
square foot and Fletcher said they estimated high on
everything to avoid any cost overruns.
One resident said $95 a square foot is too high for
the maintenance area but Fletcher said that area of the
building costs out lower.
Whitmore asked Fletcher if this was the lowest he
could go in costs.
"You have a building that functions according to your
needs and the codes," said Fletcher. "Everything on the
plan happened for a reason. In city hall and public works,
every room has a name. If you reduce space any more,
people will have to go or double up in offices."
For example, the number of bathrooms is deter-
mined by the square footage, he explained. A metal
roof, which is more expensive than others, was in-
cluded to reduce maintenance costs. Masonry walls
were chosen to avoid problems with termites.
"You can reduce the cost but instead of squeezing
spaces and hurting the function of the city, it's time
now to change materials," Fletcher continued. "You
can't compare dollars to square footage, because when
you take a foot out of a room, you haven't really re-
duced the cost of that room."
VanWagoner said he will meet with Fletcher,
Robinson (council's buildings and grounds liaison) and
city department heads and return to council with a rec-
ommendation. He also welcomes comments and ideas
from citizens.
The plans are on display in city hall.

Stormwater plan a

must, not a maybe
STORMWATER, FROM PAGE 1
are unknown, but the county commission is currently dis-
cussing the need to raise more than $1 million per year in
addition to the $1.6 million it already spends annually for
maintenance of ditches and major drainage basins.
Charnock has said that none of the monitoring sites
will be on the Island and that inclusion in the program
will include meeting June requirements for local ordi-
nances enforcing illegal dumping in city canals and
Tampa Bay.
He hopes to know more after the April 4 meeting.
Bradenton Beach recently agreed to enter into the
program with the county. Dye told Anna Maria com-
missioners that he had heard from the Holmes Beach
city attorney "asking for our comments."





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 4, 1996 M PAGE 3 10

Fire chief overwhelmed by response to ambulance stories


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Fire Chief Andy Price says he has been over-
whelmed by the response to stories concerning changes
in the county's ambulance service.
He has received requests for speaking engagements
from the Island Democratic Club, the Key Royale
Club, the city councils of Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach, Save Anna Maria and the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials.


Price says he will be accompanied by Manatee
County Commissioner Lan Ann Harris and Fire Commis-
sioner John VanOstenbridge at presentations on the issue
to the editorial boards of local daily newspapers.
Although the new plan is proposed by the county
- and not yet in effect Price said ambulance avail-
ability is a serious problem right now.
At one point last Wednesday the closest ambu-
lance to the Island was in Ellenton, Price said. This
was because EMS received three calls on the Island


within 30 minutes.
Ambulances responded from the fire stations in
Holmes Beach and Cortez. The ambulance from West
Side Fire Department at 67th Street West and Manatee
Avenue responded to the third call and was delayed tem-
porarily because the Cortez Bridge span was up. The next
closest available unit was at the North River Fire Depart-
ment in Ellenton and it was relocated to Blake Hospital.


Anna Maria says no to

Holmes Beach public works request


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria would like to be a good neighbor
to Holmes Beach, but with responsibility comes li-
ability.
So by consensus March 26 Anna Maria com-
missioners declined to lend their Building Official
Phil Charnock to the city of Holmes Beach -just
in case Charnock's signature might land him in
court for the sister city any time in the future.
Holmes Beach's new official Joe Duennes will
not have his provisional code administrator's li-
cense until April 25, Charnock told his bosses.
Duennes can do inspections, examine plans
and such, Charnock said. But he can't sign off
as a building official and Charnock wanted to
know if he could help Duennes out for the
month.
City attorney Jim Dye expressed concern for
possible liability, which indemnification clauses
could address. "But those can be risky," said Dye.
"Phil would just be a figurehead," said Mayor
Chuck Shumard. "But if this guy makes a real blun-
der, will Phil be liable?"
"Yes, I'd be responsible," said Charnock.
With the down side on the table, the commis-


sion agreed to let Holmes Beach work this one out
for itself.
In other action, the commission voted 5-to-
0 to accept Shumard's recent recommendations
for a newly formed Capital Improvements Com-
mittee. That committee includes Jimmy Nichols,
Tom Turner, Ray Dielman and Hondo
Sundquist. They will formulate a proposed five-
year program of public-works-type needs and
report back to the commission.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly had volun-
teered to serve when Shumard announced the
formation of the committee March 13. Her name
was not added and she has written a letter to
Shumard urging involvement on city boards and
committees by "more and different people."
Resident Diane Cuniffe suggested to the
mayor that it would be "more democratic" if com-
mittee openings were publicized.
"That's a good point," said Shumard. "I may
have messed up."
The commission also agreed by consensus to
take a written stand against orimulsion, the new en-
ergy source to be used by Florida Power & Light Co.
Commissioner George McKay was directed to bring
in some resolutions.


Anna Maria City
4/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
4/4, 7 p.m., City council. Agenda: recreational
vehicle ban at Cortez Beach ordinance amend-
ment, garage sale fee ordinance amendment,
dock to be built on city property, reduction of
Island ambulance service presentation by Fire
Chief Andy Price, ADA equipment demon-
stration, Coquina Moorings mangrove pruning
response, review committee selection, discus-
sion on building official interviews,
orimulsion letter, bridge openings letter,
handicap pier access.

Holmes Beach
4/4, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
4/4, 2 p.m., Charter Review Commission
4/11, 9 a.m., Planning Commission

Of Interest
4/8, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District Control
Commission, Station 2, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

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EJ PAGE 4 0 APRIL 4, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Recall of elected officials no easy task


How do you remove an elected official from of-
fice?
Not very easily.
According to Florida law, no action to recall an
elected official may be taken until at least one-quarter
of his or her term in office has been served.
A designated person must serve as chair of the
committee requesting the recall. A statement of no
more than 200 words must be made stating grounds for
the recall. The grounds for recall must be limited to
"malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunken-
ness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform
officials duties or conviction of a felony involving
moral turpitude."
Signatures and addresses of 10 percent of the city's
registered voters must be gathered on the recall peti-
tion. The signatures and addresses must be collected
within 30 days of the first person signing the recall
petition.
When the names and addresses are collected, the


petition is filed with the city clerk. The clerk submits
the petition to the supervisor of elections, who has up
to 30 days to verify that the people who signed the
petition are registered city voters.
If the 10 percent minimum number of signatures
are valid, the petition is given back to the city clerk.
The clerk then serves the petition to the person whose
recall is being sought, who has five days to file a de-
fensive statement of no more than 200 words.
The clerk then makes copies of the petition and
defensive statement and gives it to the chair of the com-
mittee seeking the recall. The committee then must
collect signatures of 15 percent of the voters in the city.
A deadline of 60 days must be met to gather the sec-
ond petition, which must include signatures, addresses,
election precinct numbers and the date of signing.
People who signed the first petition may also sign the
second.
The final petition is presented to the city clerk, who
turns it over to the supervisor of elections for voter veri-


fiction. The supervisor of elections has 30 days to
verify the signatures. If valid, the petition is then sent
back to the clerk, who presents it to the person whose
recall is being sought.
If the person who is being recalled refuses to resign
from office, the chief judge of the circuit court shall set
a date for a recall election.
The recall election ballot must state, "Shall (person
to be recalled) be removed from the office of (whatever
office) by recall?" Voters shall state whether they do
or do not want the official removed from office.
Candidates for the office of the person being
sought for removal may run on the same recall ballot
if the office is city-wide. A special election must be
held if the person whose recall is sought is a district-
only seat
If the person who is the focus of the recall resigns
his seat prior to the scheduling of a recall election, the
members of the city council may fill the vacancy by
appointment.


Cindy and Doug Thompson did the slice-and-spread 'Flavors' offers all the right stuff
thing with their Holmes Beach Paradise Bagels. Seven-month-old Cody Crawford said everything was swell at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
They were one of 15 establishments that offered Commerce's third annual "Flavors of the Island" fundraiser March 30. His companion, Sir Speedy owner
delectables and helped raise more than $2,000 for Joan DeSantis, served as the volunteer who decorated all the banquet tables.
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Anchorage purchase gets green light


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The purchase and reopening of the 15,000-square-
foot Anchorage restaurant is "a go," thanks to relief
from the Anna Maria City Commission.
Commissioners voted 4-to-1 March 26 to amend
the law that could have dampened the spirits of pro-
spective buyers Anthony and Angela DeFeo, directors
of the Casco Bay Restaurant Group.
The Casco Bay corporation will now go through
with the purchase of the former Fast Eddie's from Seay
Bros. Properties. The restaurant across the street
from the city pier on the corner of Pine Avenue and
Bay Boulevard has been shut down since last May.
That shutdown could have killed the sale of the
business and property and of alcoholic beverages on
that site in the future. But the sale is on, says Anthony
DeFeo, and will be completed by April 15.
Anna Maria's 1987 alcoholic beverages ordinance
removes a grandathered right to sell alcohol from li-
censed establishments that "discontinue" selling for
more than 120 days in any one year. Exemptions exist
for those operations that shut down for remodeling,
reconstruction and major repair.
With the commission action last week, an exemp-
tion now exists for closing "for the purpose of market-
ing and sale of the property and/or business."
The exemption not only allows the Anchorage to
maintain its locationall" right to serve and sell alcohol
in the city. All licensed Anna Maria establishments that
were grandfathered-in prior to the 1987 ordinance will
maintain the same right if they shut down and are on
the market for sale.
The state of Florida licenses the sale and dispensing
of alcohol with municipalities regulating where such busi-
nesses can be located, what hours they can operate and
what sanitation requirements they must meet.
Anna Maria's ordinance prohibits post-1987 estab-
lishments from selling or dispensing alcohol if they are
less than 2,500 feet from any other business that sells
or dispenses alcohol or less than 2,500 feet from an
established church, in this case Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church.


Ato: 'Why not us?'
This is "just stupid," the owner of Ato's Polynesian
restaurant told commissioners March 26.
Ato and her husband Edgar Kelly came to address
the ordinance amendment, which had been requested
by the DeFeos through their attorney, Steve Dye,
brother of Anna Maria city attorney Jim Dye.
Also appearing were Pat and Pete Cain, who sold
Ato's their restaurant, Candy Cain's, in 1994. The res-
taurant is located on Bay Boulevard, directly south of
the Anchorage. In 1993, the Cains lost a suit challeng-
ing the city's location rules in the alcohol ordinance.
Due to its proximity to both the Anchorage and
Roser, the restaurant has not been able to get the city's
sign-off for a state liquor license.
Ato's which once offered complimentary punch
at its luaus operates now as a bottle club. Custom-
ers are allowed to bring and pour from their own bottles
by state law.
"State law supersedes" on that type of operation
and "we can't change it," said Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe
in response to a citizen who questioned why the city
doesn't put a stop to Ato's bottle club.
Ato said she and her husband don't understand.
"To me it's stupid. The customers can drink and the
city gets no revenue," she said.
City attorney Dye told Ato she has "the same right
to ask for a change in the city ordinance as the Anchor-
age."
Mayor Chuck Shumard explained the thinking be-
hind the '87 law to eliminate the possibility of the
small city's being inundated by too many liquor-sell-
ing operations.
Pete Cain asked Wolfe and Commissioner George
McKay who were both commissioners during his
lawsuit why "this city spent tens of thousands of
dollars to defend this ordinance against a couple of
local businessmen" but is now so willing to change the
law for the Anchorage.
"You're comparing grapes and oranges," said
Wolfe. "This amendment allows all existing businesses
to be resold without penalty. Yours was a proximity
issue," he told Cain.


Ato told The Islander Bystander after the meeting
that she and her attorney "are going to keep looking
into it. We can ask, too."
Commissioner Elaine Burkly was opposed to the
new exemption to the 120-day rule, saying it lacked a
time line for the sale of the property.
The rest of the commission felt that other ordi-
nances are already in place to prevent properties from
falling into disrepair and becoming eyesores.
"To put a time line on this," said Wolfe, "would be
getting us into the real estate business and would serve
no good purpose for this city. It's not wise to build this
into an alcoholic beverage law."

Four busted for
underage booze
sales in
Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach police arrested four con-
venience store clerks on charges of selling
alcoholic beverages to underage people.
The arrests were made in conjunction
with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Bev-
erages and Tobacco.
Among those arrested was a 17-year-old,
charged with unlawful dispensing of alcohol
to an underage person. The juvenile was an
employee at Eckerd Drugs, 5313 Gulf Drive.
Also arrested were:
Nicole Gavan, 18, Holmes Beach, ar-
rested at Island Foods, 3900 Eastbay Drive.
Melinda Householder, 40, Holmes
Beach, arrested at Walgreen's, 3248 Eastbay
Drive.
Brian Harris, 33, Holmes Beach, ar-
rested at Circle K, 5353 Gulf Drive.
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Ambulance plan outrageous
The Manatee County proposal to shuffle ambu-
lances around strikes us as a very bad idea.
Under the proposal, called peak demand staffing,
fewer ambulances would be on the road during slack
times numbering from a total of 12 down. As the num-
ber is reduced, remaining ambulances would move to
more central locations throughout the county.
The plan would decrease response time and save
money on additional ambulances, plan proponents
state. But the county has operated with 12 ambulances
for approximately 10 years and the new plan offers no
increase for the growth that has occurred no added
service during increased peak calling periods.
What it means to Islanders is that the current on-
call ambulance located here would move off the Island
during the wee hours of the morning.
One paramedic put it best: "Islanders better not
plan on having a heart attack at 4 a.m., because they
won't have an ambulance."
Fire Commissioner John VanOstenbridge has said
the proposal "is a bigger issue than the bridge. We're
talking about lives here."
We agree.
Islanders pay property taxes to Manatee County
and for our money we receive benefit of a library as
well as park, road and other services.
But few services are more critical than an ambu-
lance anytime of day to aid in a medical emer-
gency.
In a "worst-case" scenario, someone on Anna
Maria Island could have to wait for an ambulance to
drive out from Manatee Memorial Hospital to provide
assistance under the new proposal.
We agree with VanOstenbridge's comment on
the proposal:
"The plan is outrageous."
County Commissioner Stan Stephens, whose dis-
trict includes the Island, said, "It's not a matter of if
we're going to, it's a matter of when we'll go to peak
demand staffing."
We hope county officials will re-think the proposal.

More on less at city hall
Holmes Beach City Council has authorized the
expenditure of more than $70,000 to develop plans for
a new city hall. To date, two sets of plans have been
submitted by the chosen architect, Pat Fletcher.
At last weeks workshop, the new mayor and coun-
cil member, Bob VanWagoner and Ron Robinson, both
asked for more time to study the needs and costs in-
volved in the project before proceeding.
More time? How about a budget? Much discussion
centered on the fact that Fletcher was not given a budget.

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No budget. Just a pie-in-the-sky city hall.
And the city has not completed a budget for the
infrastructure funds they have coming over the next
five years beyond the expenditure for a new city hall.
With literally no design directive and no budget
restrictions from the city, Fletcher has likely designed
an award-winning project another feather in his cap.
If public funds were not highly in demand that
would be grand. And Holmes Beach would have a
showplace, a grand city hall as a result.
Changes required by the federal Americans with
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majority of criticism to date has centered on the cost.
At this most recent meeting, VanWagoner said he'll
take everyone's ideas council, citizens and employ-
ees as well as costs into consideration.
Maybe from this flow of input, we'll emerge
with both a budget and a plan that suits the unique
characteristics, both architecturally and environmen-
tally, of Holmes Beach.
The current drawings look, well, institutional.
And it sorely lacks outside decks and big rows of
windows and glass-paned double doors.
The better to let the sunshine in.


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Sour grapes or what?
Hey, are we talking sour grapes or what? In answer
to the defeated mayoral candidate Walt Grace, I really
don't think your gloom and doom for Bradenton Beach
is frightening the overwhelming, independent thinkers
who voted for Leroy Arnold. They wanted a change.
Perhaps the council members who are so upset by
any change should resign and allow our newly elected
mayor to appoint new council members for the remain-
der of your terms.
This might relieve your anxieties.
Josephine Hodge, Bradenton Beach


Too much is being 'undone'
in Bradenton Beach
I feel ashamed that Katie Pierola had to write a
letter to defend her years as mayor of Bradenton Beach.
We the citizens should have been the ones to defend the
fine job she did for our city. I for one want to thank her
for bringing Bradenton Beach into the '90s. Further-
more, Katie, you don't have to defend anything your
record speaks for itself. Thank you.
As to Dr. Brown's letter of March 9 did you get
buried in the renourishment sand and are you now just
coming up for air? Hey, look around you. Don't you
see the clean neat new "Old Bridge Street" with its new
businesses? Look at all the painting and rebuilding
going on. There has been a new look and a new outlook
for the people of Bradenton Beach. We have moved
forward in the past six years.


Leroy Arnold wants to return us to the "Old
Bradenton Beach." No thanks, Dr. Brown. We don't
need the old Beach Lounge with the fights in the park-
ing lot nor the dingy, scruffy look of "Old Bridge
Street" and the surrounding area. This has become a
community of which we can be proud.
When you get sick you go see a doctor and not a
plumber. If you want to rewire your house, you call an
electrician and not your pastor. The same holds true in
government. You vote in the politician who knows
what is going on and knows how to handle the office
which he or she ran for.
The majority of voters know that. They did not
vote for Leroy Arnold. In the three-way race, however,
the minority won. In Arnold's attitude and ways of
handling his office, you are again seeing that arrogance
and incompetence that you saw years ago. Arnold was
an incompetent councilman years ago and now is prov-
ing to be the same in the mayor's office. I do not know
of one contribution this man has made to this commu-
nity to better it. All I've ever seen him do is bend his
elbow at the local establishments and stir up trouble.
Arnold should resign as mayor. The hard work of
a lot of people over the past years has been eroded by
him in only a few months. Let's not give him any more
time to continue this destruction. It is better to go
through life not saying anything and being thought stu-
pid than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
You see, Dr. Brown, Leroy Arnold has opened his
mouth and, yes, he is guilty of stupidity.
Gene Gardiner, Bradenton Beach











THBSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 13, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


This is how Roser Memorial Church looked shortly after it was built in 1913.

THE LITTLE CHURCH


THAT COULD


While Will Bean cooked up
schemes to lure more visitors to Anna
Maria Beach in 1913, his partner
Charles Roser who had made a for-
tune from his recipe for the Fig Newton
cookie was concentrating on satisfy-
ing their spiritual appetites.
Roser's mother Caroline had died in
the summer of 1912 and father John
took the loss hard.
What could Charles do to console
the lonely old man? Charles spoke to
him about his desire to some day build
a house of worship on the island as a
memorial to his parents.
The elder Roser mulled over the
idea, and one afternoon as he dozed on
the porch of his Pine Avenue cottage,
Bible in hand, it struck him, "Why wait
until you are dead? Begin now."
And that's what he did. He engaged
a Tampa architect to design a small
chapel directly across the street and just
a few yards from the foot of the wharf
where the excursion steamers stopped.
Builder Mitch Davis (later first
mayor of Anna Maria City) recalled that
Roser had a large iron safe delivered
with $3,100 in cash stashed away in it
that he carefully doled out to Davis.
(Despite Roser's cautiousness, the cost
mounted to $5,000 "about what
you'd have to pay for a good chicken
coop now," Davis joked decades later.)
There was nothing grand about the
chapel. It was a simple one-room build-
ing constructed of thick, gray concrete
blocks. It had high arched stained-glass
windows at the front and sides, but other
than that there were no exterior adorn-
ments save for a chiseled legend over
the doorway, "In memory of John and
Caroline Roser."
The only striking feature of the edi-
fice was a stubby bell tower with a hat-


The church didn't look much different
in the 1930s, except that the people
came by auto instead of by boat.


shaped steeple topped by a spire that
looked as slight as a feather.
Inside, the church was stark white
plastered walls with pine trim. The only
elegant touches were graceful oil lamps
hanging from the high ceiling. Roser had
ordered them from Chicago. There were
no pews. Only straight-back chairs with
iron frames and wooden veneer seats.
And a pump organ.
But the church's unassuming sturdi-
ness suited its purpose. John Roser stipu-
lated that it be a "union church" (non-
denominational) so that worshippers of
all persuasions would be made welcome.
A retired pastor from the Congre-
gational Church of St. Petersburg
preached the sermon at the dedication
in late 1913. Charles Roser hired a
launch to bring in the 160 attendees.
After that pastors from St. Petersburg,
Tampa, Bradentown and even Chicago
filled the pulpit.
Mostly it was the women who kept
the church going, including Ruth (Mrs.
Charles) Roser and Will Bean's wife
Mabel. Mabel usually opened up the
church on Sunday mornings, sweeping
sand and bird droppings from the ves-
tibule under the belfry. She had an in-
genious means of advertising the wor-
ship services. She'd scrawl messages
with colored chalk on the sidewalk
where walkers on their way to the
beach couldn't fail to see them.
When hard times came in the '20s
people forgot about the church John
Roser had built; the bell pealed but few
heeded it, and then it ceased to ring al-
together. As time went by cobwebs
clawed at the chandeliers, birds roosted
in the rafters and tree rats gnawed at the
bell rope. The little chapel appeared
doomed to crumble into dust.
But through the agency of two
women (Will Bean's elder sister Lula
Colman and her daughter Marion) it
was "resurrected" 65 years ago (1931)
and is alive and well in Anna Maria
City today. That's worthy of remem-
brance this Eastertide.

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Mayor Arnold, step down
During the March 7 Bradenton Beach City Coun-
cil meeting, Mayor Leroy Arnold contended that he has
been unfairly or prematurely judged in his performance
of his mayoral duties. Should we not believe Mr.
Arnold's own words and actions? Consider his actions
during this same meeting:
Mayor Arnold, during his campaign, promised to
"restore citizens' freedom of speech." Yet during the
March 7 city council meeting, he told a citizen -
someone who had come forward to exercise his free-
dom of speech to "shut up" several times.
Although he had no proof, Mayor Arnold accused
Councilman Dick Suhre and Councilwoman Connie
Drescher during the March 7 meeting of violating Sun-
shine laws. Ironically, it seems that Mayor Arnold and
Councilman John Kaufmann violated the Sunshine law
when they had a discussion about Mr. Kaufmann be-
coming vice mayor. Although Kaufmann maintains
that their conversation took place prior to Leroy's tak-
ing the oath of office, Leroy's own words during the
Dec. 21 city council meeting contradict this.
I quote from the audio tape of this meeting:
"John told me he would be honored to have the job
[of vice mayor]. He told me even today that if it became
a problem [referring to Kaufmann having a full-time
job] he would be glad to decline the offer and this was
about an hour ago. And I told John then I still will make
the offer to you. I still would recommend you. If it
becomes a problem, we'll cross that bridge when we
come to it."
Mayor Arnold, your own words and actions war-
rant my judgment that you are not capable of effec-
tively performing your job. If you truly did care about
Bradenton Beach, you would admit you are incapable
of handling your mayoral duties and step down.
Jo-Ann Goodchild, Bradenton Beach

'Red neck' a compliment
to mayor
In response to Roger Shelley referring to Mayor
Leroy Arnold as a "red neck," my observation is that
this comment from a few "Yankees" in our midst
should be considered a compliment to our mayor.
Bernice Stahl, Bradenton Beach


Flotilla drag strip
threat to children
Please, please, please, slow down on Flotilla Drive
in Holmes Beach.
There are two signs that say "Slow Children at
Play" and no one seems to be paying attention to them.
The speed limit is clearly marked 25 mph and many
drivers are speeding on this residential street.
Not only is there a baseball field where children are
practicing every day, but there are people walking dogs
and children riding bikes. If the drivers would go the
speed limit, there would be less chance of someone
being seriously injured.
A few extra minutes may save a life, so please
take caution in this area and anywhere you see chil-
dren playing.
C. Bouziane, Holmes Beach

Ambulance decrease
a 'shady' plan
I found the article entitled "New plan reduces Is-
land ambulance service?" enlightening. It should have
opened everyone's eyes as to where Manatee County
Emergency Medical Services is heading.
Mike Latessa [Manatee County Public Safety Di-
rector] says, "Peak demand staffing means placing
more ambulances on the road during times when there
are more calls and fewer on the road during slack times.
The number of ambulances on the road will vary from
12 on down."
Currently MCEMS has 12 ambulances on 24 hours
a day and has had this number since 1989. The popu-
lation of Manatee County has increased by about
45,000 people during that time which does not include
our winter visitors. The number of 911 calls those 12
ambulances have responded to in those same six years
has increased by about 6,500 making the total calls for
1995 over 26,000. So how can Mr. Latessa say he will
have more on at peak times?
It seems to me that he is planning to cut emer-
gency service to not only the Island but to all of
Manatee County.
He also says, "Response times have increased
from four minutes to six minutes." Why would they
not with the same amount of units and the increased


population, calls, and traffic?
The article said this was approved during a "shade"
meeting. It certainly sounds shady to me. Anytime ser-
vice is cut to the taxpayers of Manatee County, we the
people should be very much concerned. By Mr.
Latessa's tone and actions, it appears his concerns are
not for the populace of Manatee County but in how
many comforts he can take away from Manatee County
EMS Paramedics and EMTs.
I have to agree with Anna Maria Fire District Chief
Andy Price, they're trying to baffle us with statistics.
Bottom line I don't care if they're idle 95% of the
time if they are there when we need them, not sitting
at Cortez Road and U.S. 41.
Shall we move the fire department in town because
they are not busy 85% of the time? Where have our
priorities gone? The fire department is manned 24
hours a day, seven days a week to protect our property.
What about our lives? Can we rebuild or give life back
should a loved one die because an ambulance was not
close enough?
If they need more ambulances in town, then they
should be adding more ambulances during the peak
times only and not reduce by even one ambulance the
service we have had since 1989.
Tracy Hostetler, Holmes Beach

Human squawkers hit
'beak' of meanness
I read with much sadness the complaints about
Wildlife, Inc., in Bradenton Beach.
I know Sylvia who sometimes feeds those injured
and sick birds every two hours. I don't know the oth-
ers but they deserve to be glorified, not criticized.
The people who give their all to run the organiza-
tion do so on donations only. To the complainers in
Bradenton Beach and other places, let me ask you,
"Would you do it?" I don't think you would last very
long.
Never until this year have I realized the meanness
of some people. If I had a place for the birds, they
would be welcome.
So on behalf of all these beautiful birds to whom
fate was not kind please reach out and help.
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McKay pushes beach resolution through


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The March 26 Anna Maria City Commission meet-
ing got off to a stormy start.
Commissioner George McKay wanted a vote on
a beach-renourishment resolution added to the
agenda. Mayor Chuck Shumard wanted the item
handled in his own time.
Shumard then challenged McKay's right to contact
city attorney Jim Dye without his permission.
In the end, the resolution to the Manatee County
Commission requesting endorsement of Anna Maria's
inclusion in the last 45 years of the Island's Shore Pro-
tection Project passed by a vote of 3-to-2.
The issue of McKay's attorney contact was not re-
solved.
Sixty percent of Anna Maria's voters approved a
Feb. 13 referendum question about being included in
the 50-year federal, state and county project that
renourished the Gulffront of Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach in 1992-93. Anna Maria citizens had
opted not to participate at that time.
McKay began discussion at the top of the agenda re-
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gery. All of the commissioners received Dye's reply re-
garding the proposed resolution just before the meeting.
"I'm going to stop you," Shumard said. "You
shouldn't have sent this to the attorney. I said I
would do it."
McKay said, "I think any one of us can bring any-
thing to this council. We've sat here for two months
after the people spoke in a referendum. I don't under-
stand why we have to wait."
Shumard maintained that he had two months, ac-
cording to the county, to offer a resolution. He said it
would be six or seven years before any more sand
would be pumped.
"I will sign up for it. I'm not trying to avoid it,"
Shumard said.
Shumard also said "there's been a policy" about
using the city attorney. "I caution all city commission-
ers --if you want to contact the attorney, it should go
through me."
Dye is not on a retainer but charges $115 per hour
for "actual time." Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe explained
that "a policy was established" under former Mayor
Ray Simches to keep attorneys' fees down and all

Home tour, circus
declared winners
The 1996 Tour of Homes fundraiser and the recent
Roberts Bros. Circus benefit performances have been
declared successes by representatives of the sponsor,
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The sale of 850 tickets to the Tour of Homes -
plus $1,800 worth of sales at the tour's market net-
ted the Center $10,050 for the third annual event. The
1995 tour which had fewer properties on display and
was somewhat dampened by morning downpours -
earned the Center $6,000.
The Center earned approximately $2,000 from the
circus fundraiser, which was attended by 2,081 spec-
tators. That figure is about even with the last circus
benefit, held in 1994. However, the '94 event required
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McKay said that was OK for staff and appointed
board members, but commissioners are elected offi-
cials. "I believe any one of us can contact the attorney,"
he maintained.
As for the beach resolution, McKay told Shumard,
"I've seen you lollygag around on this particular item."
McKay said tabling the resolution "is not good for
the city" and twice he asked the mayor what gives him
the right to say the vote can't come up now.
Ultimately Shumard gave in and McKay read the
resolution. Wolfe moved to table action until the April
9 meeting to give commissioners a chance to read it
carefully. There was no second to Wolfe's motion.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly then moved to ap-
prove the resolution with a second coming from
McKay. They both voted yes while Shumard voted no
and Wolfe said his vote was no until April 9.
Commissioner Robert McElheny held the swing
vote. He said he's in favor of beach renourishment.
"But I think it's a shame," said McElheny, "that
we're having this dispute up here tonight. I'm not sure
why. So I think we should just get it done after the ref-
erendum. I vote yes."

Charter review begins in
Holmes Beach
The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee
held its organizational meeting last week and elected
Betty Hill chairman and James Bell vice chairman.
Members agreed to meet at 2 p.m. on Thursdays
through the month of April, then decide if they need to
continue with weekly meetings.
Members agreed to go through the charter article by
article and solicit ideas from former elected officials and
the public. Those with specific ideas for amendments are
asked to submit them in writing to the committee.
Hill said their job must be complete by October to
allow time for two public hearings on the recommenda-
tions, which will then go to the city attorney, who will
check them and prepare an ordinance for the council to
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By Jim Hanson
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Star Fish Co. of Cortez will stay in business and
likely will expand.
That's the prospect held out by its new owner,
Karen Bell. After several delays and a confusion of
government-required paperwork, she closed the deal
late last week to buy the business from Allen Garner.
Involved in the sale were "the real estate and the
business," Garner explained, including the retail fish
market, the fish processing plant and docks, and about
100 feet of waterfront. Neither party would disclose
price or terms.
The transaction keeps the Cortez landmark in the
close-knit "Cortez family," transferring it from one
pioneer name to another.
Ms. Bell is a young member of the family that has
owned and operated the A.P. Bell Fish Co. more than
half a century, and Garner's family has had Star since
the 1920s.
She said she plans to keep the retail operation as
it is, selling seafood which the company buys off the
boats and from wholesalers.
Those sources will include the fish house next door,
A.P. Bell, where she is and plans to continue as assistant
manager. She has no ownership in Bell, she added.
"Allen has good people in the Star's market al-
ready," she said, "and they can keep on with the busi-
ness."
She wants to add a fish-smoking operation and
make smoked fish spread, for which Cortez has been
famous for decades.
Key to her purchase was a federal Small Business
Administration-backed loan. She had nothing but
praise for the way SBA and the funding bank treated
her: "They were all just great." This despite the fact
that a late requirement for an "environmental audit"
delayed closing on the deal for a week.
She hastened to clarify that the SBA's support "is
not related to my being a woman or to affirmative ac-
tion or anything like that.
"They all decided I looked like a good candidate


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez' newest entrepreneur is the latest in a long
line of rugged individualists.
The Bell family has been in the historic fishing
village since the early 1900s, and Aaron Parks Bell
founded the A.P. Bell Co. fish house in 1940.
He'd be proud of granddaughter Karen, who has
taken the leap into her own enterprise by buying an-
other old-line fish house, Star Fish Co. It is next door
to Bell, where she has worked since 1986 and whose
president is her father, Walter Bell. Uncle Calvin is
vice president, Uncle Doug secretary-treasurer. A raft
of other Bells surround her, in the company and out.
With that background, she could hardly help hav-
ing a strong affinity for Cortez and its traditional fish-
ing industry, though the Cortez cottage she rents from
Uncle Calvin is her first home in the village.
She was born and reared in northwest Bradenton,
and through her adolescence horses were more impor-
tant than fish. But she remembers Sunday dinner with
grandma Jessie Bell in Cortez, each Sunday a festival
with massive amounts of food.
She went away to college, majoring in business
administration and marketing at Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity, Boca Raton. She worked for IBM there in its
mergers and acquisitions division for a year, then came
home in 1986.
"I helped around the office and learned," she says.
"For instance, I learned that college accounting is not
much like real business accounting."
She worked up to assistant manager, a job she will
continue to fill while getting her own business on its way.
She plans to run Star as it is now, with personnel
who have worked there for some time, adding products
and a fish-smoking line and the famed Cortez smoked
mullet spread. A seafood restaurant would not be be-
yond possibility for her enterprise.


Boyfriend Paul Brugger of Bradenton will be a big
help, she says, for he knows the restaurant business.
"He's a better cook than I am, too."
Still she's proud of her heritage, boasts of Grand-
father Aaron's daring in starting a fish house while the
great Depression was still the only economic force of
note in the country.
Despite a life so much in the shelter of a strong and
affectionate family, this petite and pretty young woman
is far from a softy.
She fought fang and claw against the referendum
that Florida voters ultimately passed in 1994, prohib-
iting taking fish with gill nets within nine miles of the
Gulf coast.
She wrote eloquently against the ban, and lobbied
fiercely in Tallahassee. The old ferocity lives on when she
talks of the effects of the ban on her Cortez and her people.
She has had to participate in the hard decisions of
running a business, which in Bell's case after the ban
has meant closing its plant in Osprey and laying off
valued workers who were "almost family," and suf-
fered with them.
She seems troubled at the possibility that more of
the 26 Bell employees, most of them with 10 to 20
years' service, may have to go.
Another loss she hopes not to have to suffer is "the
Bell girls boats," the big offshore fishboats named for
the family women. There are the Jessie B. for
Grandma, the Rachel J. for a cousin, Lisa M. for a sis-
ter, KaLiJe for siblings Karen and Lisa and Jeff, and of
course the Karen.
With 13 of the big grouper boats, the Bells were
hard pressed for "Bell girls" names and had to go afield
such as Shesabell for the liberty bell.
Those boats, 50 to 60 feet long, fish long lines in
deep water for two weeks at a time before coming in
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with a good business plan and we all worked together
and it came out really well."
Star has been crunched for the past several years by
problems from all sides, many of them government-re-
lated, Garner said.
The business has suffered "out-of-pocket losses for
the past three or four years," he said. Foreclosure on a
mortgage was threatened in February, but the bank re-
lented and Garner kept Star going.
The ban on inshore net fishing is partly to blame
for the firm's decline, he said. That prohibition was
voted in statewide in November 1994 and went into
effect last July. It shut down much of the fishing that
fed the Star processing plant.
Every bit as damaging to his company, said Gar-
ner, were two state developments: A major construc-
tion project to widen Cortez Road, then closure of the
Cortez Bridge for repairs. The two highway projects all
but killed auto traffic for month after month, cutting off
Star's retail trade.
But of all government factors that crippled his busi-
ness, regulation has been the worst, he said.
"All businesses are regulated, but the fishing indus-
try and fishing people are just besieged with regula-
tions, new and more strict ones all the time.
"Every time the Marine Fisheries Commission
meets it passes more restrictions, and it meets several
times a year. We don't know when and how another
piece of the industry will be taken away."
He will keep an office and studio upstairs in the
fish house for a couple of years as headquarters for his
landscape consulting and design business, he said. And
he will continue in his full-time job as Sarasota Bay
area coordinator of the Florida Yards and Neighbor-
hoods program of the Cooperative Extension Service
of the University of Florida.
He still has strong affection for the fishing indus-
try, he said, despite the frustrations of the past few
years. He feels there are still opportunities in fishing,
and that Ms. Bell now has one in her hands.
"I hope Karen can turn it around," he said. "If any-
one can, she can."


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The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will host the 32nd annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Easter
Sunday, April 7, at the Manatee County Public Beach on the end of Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach. The
service is supported by all seven Island churches and includes readings, a sermon and music offerings.
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Easter Week Worship Services


The Island churches will offer the following worship
services during Holy Week through Easter, April 7.
Easter sunrise service on beach
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will present
its 32nd annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Eas-
ter Sunday at the Manatee County Public Beach pavilion
at the west end of Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach. The
club's Spiritual Aims Chairman Jim Meena expects close
to 1,000 worshippers of all ages to attend.
The Rev. Wayne D. Kirk of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church will deliver the Easter message. Bob
Lopiccolo, Cecelia and Jim Meena, and soprano
Katherine Barlow will participate in the music offer-
ings. A collection to support all seven Island churches
will be taken. Those attending are asked to bring their
own seats or blankets.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach, 753-1543. Maundy
Thursday: Supper 6 p.m. followed by Communion
Service. Easter Sunday: Worship, 10:30 a.m.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr.,
Holmes Beach, 778-4769. Holy Thursday: Mass of the
Lord's Supper, 7 p.m. Good Friday: Good Friday Ser-
vices, 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. Holy Sat-
urday: Easter Vigil, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 8, 9:30 and
11 a.m. Mass.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-1638. Maundy Thursday:
Prayer Group, 9 a.m.; Holy Eucharist with Holy Unction,
9:30 a.m.; Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist and Stripping of


the Altar, 7:30 p.m.; Prayer Vigil at the Altar of the Re-
pose, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Good Friday: Prayer Vigil,
6 a.m. to noon; Mass of the Pre-Sanctified and Solemn
Collects, noon; Stations of the Cross, 1 p.m.; confessions,
1:30-2:30 p.m. Easter Eve: The Great Vigil of Easter, 8
p.m. Easter Sunday: Festive Celebrations of the Holy
Eucharist, 7 a.m., Rite I; 9 a.m., Rite II; and 11 a.m.,
Choral Rite I.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6300 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-4266. Wednesday meeting,
7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: Service, 10:30 a.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, 778-1813. Maundy Thursday: Foot
Washing and Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Good Friday: Tenebrae Services, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Holy Com-
munion and Choral Feast, 10:30 a.m.
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna
Maria, 778-0719. Easter Sunday: Choral Worship
Services, 8:30 and 10:55 a.m.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, 778-0414. Maundy Thursday:
Worship Service, 7 p.m. Good Friday: Worship Ser-
vice, noon. Saturday: Seaside Service, 5 p.m. Easter
Sunday: Choral Worship Services, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key, 383-6491. Holy Thursday: Sup-
per and Communion Service, 6 p.m. Good Friday:
Worship Service, noon; Easter Sunday: Choral Wor-
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By Pat Copeland
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Holmes Beach Council members last week rode
over a suggestion by Councilwoman Billie Martini to
set up a bike trail for visitors to follow.
"I thought we could set up a trail that would be safe
for the people instead of using our heavily traveled
streets, at least until we get bicycle paths that are safe,"
she said. "I thought we could put them (leaflets indi-
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NEW OWNER, FROM PAGE 10
to unload at the Bell docks.
She'll still be a part of that, staying on in her po-
sition at A.P. Bell while running Star.
"Summer scares me," she says. "You hear all the
horror stories about businesses then. But I think it'll
be fine."
And through the strong modern businesswoman
the girl peeks for an instant: "I hope."


Councilwoman Carol Whitmore noted.
"I don't want to be held accountable that it's safe,"
Councilman Don Maloney said. He asked the city attor-
ney, "Is mapping out a bicycle path accepting responsi-
bility for the safety of that path?"
City attorney Patricia Petruff told council, "I
would say, yes, I think your concerns are legitimate.
If you set up a bicycle trail, I think the city has some
obligation to insure that it is safe."
Whitmore said the city has had lawsuits in the
past from people injured by falling on sidewalks
while riding bicycles.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said he would be meet-
ing with transportation representatives and would
check on the status of bicycle paths on the Island.
Councilman Ron Robinson asked that the mayor also
check on the status of completion of the bicycle path
on the causeway.
In other business, council agreed to discuss
changing the city's ordinance to permit outdoor din-
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Lenora A. Clark
Lenora A. Clark, 87, formerly of Wisconsin Rap-
ids, Wis, and a resident of Holmes Beach, died March
26 at home.
Mrs. Clark was born in Rudolph, Wis. She was a
homemaker and a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church in Holmes Beach and St. Mary's Church in
Fond du Lac, Wis.
She is survived by four sons, Harold of Wisconsin
Rapids, Dwane of Lake Geneva, Wis., Morris of
Appleton, Wis., and Darrell of Itasca, ll.; three daugh-
ters, Vivian LaVinge of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., LaRece
Nykaza of Itasca, Ill., and Joy Nolan of Fond du Lac,
Wis.; two sisters, Marie Wagner and Genevieve
Stelzer, both of Wisconsin Rapids; one brother,
Norbert Van De Loop of Colton, Calif.; 28 grandchil-
dren, 50 great-grandchildren and one great-great-
grandchild.
Services were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catho-
lic Church in Wisconsin Rapids with the Rev. William
Menzel officiating. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial
Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made the Ameri-
can Cancer Society for memorial masses.

Margaret 'Peg' Herman
Margaret "Peg" Herman, 81, of Bradenton Beach,
died March 28 at home.
Born in Miland, Mich., Mrs. Herman came to
Manatee County from Clark Lake, Mich., in 1981. She
was a public school teacher with the Columbia School
District in Brooklyn, Mich., retiring in 1981. She was
a Presbyterian.
She is survived by a daughter, Bea McCabe of


Satellite Beach; two sons, John of Jackson, Mich., and
Mark of Holland, Mich.; a sister, Jackie Distenfield of
Harrisburg, Pa.; a brother, Nicholas Klak of Winter
Park; and two grandchildren.
Visitation and services were held at Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home in Holmes Beach with the Rev. Victor
Kane officiating. Memorials may be made to Moose
Heart, Moose Heart, Ill. 60539, or the Arthritis Foun-
dation, 6221 14th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34207.


Ronald F. Lahr
Ronald F. Lahr, 56, a former resident of Holmes
Beach, died March 26.
Born in Pontiac, Mich., Lahr enlisted in the Navy
and become a choir master and organist working with
Lt. Cmdr. John J. O'Connor, who is now the arch-
bishop of New York. Lahr accompanied O'Connor to
the Vatican during the time of Vatican II, and, influ-
enced by the visit, became a minister following his re-
turn. After studying theology at Lancaster and
Gettysburg seminaries, Lahr served as minister to sev-
eral congregation in Michigan for 14 years.
From 1982/84, Lahr changed careers and become
finance director and administrative assistant to the
Michigan House Republican Caucus in Lansing, where
he worked at fundraising for Maureen Reagan, Eliza-
beth Dole and Sen. Bob Dole.
Lahr moved to City of Anna Maria in 1989 and
was a factory representative for Gate City Oil Equip-
ment Co., Inc., of Atlanta, after which he turned his
life back to the ministry. As a minister, a hetero-
sexual and a person who had never abused drugs, he
was diagnosed with AIDS on the 50th birthday.Over
the years, Lahr dedicated his life to helping other


AIDS victims by using his ministerial abilities to
help AIDS patients deal with the public's negative
reaction to the disease and contend with the ensuing
isolation common to AIDS victims.
Survivors include his mother, Clarissa, and a sis-
ter, Marilyn, both of Cadillac, Mich.; a son, Brent, of
Holmes Beach;two daughters, Terri of Concord, N.C.,
and Denise Carillo of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchil-
dren; a foreign exchange student, Pascal Calvingnac of
Paris, France; and a companion, Esther Smith of
Sarasota.
A Requiem Mass was said at the Church of the
Redeemer-Episcopal, Sarasota. Memorial donations
may be made to the AIDS Council of Manatee, P.O.
Box 1014, Bradenton, Fla. 34206.


Thomas Wilson Stewart
Thomas Wilson Stewart, 69, died March 27 in
Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Stewart served as assistant professor of busi-
ness law, Florida State University, Tallahassee, from
1951 to 1952. He was chairman of Manatee County
Republican Committee, 1970/71, and a Florida State
Republican Committeeman, 1970/71. He served
with the United States Navy in World War II. He
was a member of the Manatee County Bar Associa-
tion, Florida Bar Association, Mensa, Manatee
County Historical Society, University of Iowa Presi-
dents Club, Alpha Tau Omega, Eagle Scout, and a
member of the Church of the Annunciation in
Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla.
A Requiem Mass was said at the Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach.


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A celebration
It's Easter week and there's a celebration
by everyone in our great nation.
The kids are decked out in the best of clothes.
Mom puts on a new hat and her sheerest hose.
And dad has washed and waxed the car,
so we're the sharpest group in town by far.
But have we lost the reason for this great event.


To please each other was not the Lord's intent.
Cause on this the holiest of weeks you see,
God laid down His life for you and me.
And I am sure He wouldn't be too hard to
please,
just say a simple prayer of thanks on bended
knees.
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Pain relief seminar at
Island Branch Library
Gloria DeVoss, MSW, will speak on pain relief
without drugs or surgery in an hour-long seminar en-
titled "Holistic Alternative Approaches" at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, on
Monday, April 8, at 2 p.m.
For additional information, call the library at 778-
6341 or Body Maintenance Center at 383-3955.

Free tax help for Islanders
Volunteers for the Federal Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance program are offering free assistance with
basic tax returns on the Island.
Volunteers will be at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednes-
days and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays now through
Thursday, April 11.
Assistance will also be provided at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, from
1 to 4 p.m., Fridays through April 11.
All participants are asked to bring last year's tax
return and any records applicable to this year's tax.

Historical society sponsors
Days Past Dinner
Tickets for the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society's dinner "Anna Maria Island: Remember
When" go on sale at the Island Museum, 402 Pine Av.,
Anna Maria City, this week.
All tickets must be purchased in advance and there
is limited seating.
The event will be held at Crabby Bill's in Holmes
Beach on Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are
$15 each and include tax and gratuity.
Door prizes, unique entertainment, music and sur-
prise visitors telling of their adventures in days gone
by, are planned. Attendees are encouraged to dress like
an early settler. Prizes will be awarded to the most au-
thentic man and woman pioneer, and a prize will be
awarded to the closest George Emerson Bean look-a-
like.
The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more in-
formation, call the museum at 778-0492.

Episcopal women to meet
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of
the Annunciation in Holmes Beach will meet at 10:15
a.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Lowe Hall.
Call the church office at 778-1538, or sign up in
Lowe Hall by Monday, April 8. The date change is due
to Maundy Thursday observances.
New officers for 1996/97 will be elected.


Mercedes Thornburg, center, a charter member of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, was recently
presented with the Guild's Genevieve Novicky Alban Award for excellence of service to the Guild for the past
seven years. Founding president Alban, right, made the presentation while another past president, Art
Ballman, presented Thornburg with a bouquet of flowers from the membership. Islander Photo: Courtesy of


Zoe Von Averkamp.

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Wedebrock Real Estate Co. and Worldwide
Travel, 3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, invites the com-
munity to join them for a "Celebration" to be held on
Thursday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will
be served.
Guests are invited to register for golf passes to
Rosedale and cruise certificates.
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Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
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Island quilts work for worldwide compassion
By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
"Many missionaries have written about these col-
orful cheerful quilts in Africa, India and other less for-
tunate areas of the world," says Ruth Rascher of Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach.
She smiles, her hands smoothing patterned and
solid colored squares. "It's nice to think that many of
them are from right here at Gloria Dei."
For "about the last 20 years," Rascher has been
crew chief for Gloria Dei's December-through-April
WELCA quilters. (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America.)
Every Tuesday in season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
these 10 or so local volunteers gather to quilt, some


Ruth Rascher, right, is the long-time chief seamstress at Gloria Dei. Laverne Moore joined the volunteer
effort this year.


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eyes off her work but only for a quick picture.
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They break for lunch. "But you better get right
back to work or the boss fires you," quips Martha
Myers of Bradenton, a WELCA quilter for six years.
"Yes," adds Hattie Kaessinger of Holmes Beach,
whose winter Tuesdays have been booked at Gloria Dei
for 14 years. Her hands do not stop marking squares
from donated pieces of used material. "And we haven't
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At another table in Fellowship Hall, Madeline
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Once a year the completed quilts are sent to the
Depot for Lutheran World Relief in Maryland. Twenty-
five patchwork masterpieces from five months of Tues-
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depot for national and international disasters hurri-
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Laverne Moore of Holmes Beach has joined the
group this year. She works beside Rascher, who says
she often keeps working on the quilts at home.
She explains that Gloria Dei's women's group used
to make lap robes for the Bay Pines Veterans Hospital
in St. Petersburg. Now the weekly effort reaches far
and wide.
Albertine Veenstra of Holmes Beach has been with
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to nab bad guys


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers has been
aiding local police departments and the sheriff s office
with a new computer program that draws pictures of
suspects based on descriptions by witnesses.
The program called CD FIT or Facial Identification
System has been used to produce composites of sus-
pects in numerous local crimes, including the recent
murder of a deli store owner in Bradenton.
"Actual photographs of people were loaded into
the data base," explained Rogers. "I can go into the
program and change the characteristics. I start with the
face shape, then add hair, eyes, a nose, a mouth, ears
and so on. I also have glasses, hats and jewelry."
The program's basic faces include black, white and
Asian males and females and has hundreds of face
shapes and other characteristics to choose from. In
addition, Rogers can draw in other characteristics such
as moles and beard stubble.
"This is much more accurate than the previous
system where we started with the face shape and over-
laid pieces of acetate with the characteristics on them,"
Rogers said. "I can do almost anything. And I can print
as many copies as I want in any size. I can make wal-
let-sized copies for officers to carry."
Rogers offers her services to any department that
makes a request and also demonstrates the program for
area law enforcement agencies interested in purchasing


the program.
Holmes Beach is the only department in the area to
have the program, which it received free from the com-
puter company when new police department comput-
ers were purchased last year. The program normally
rents for $700 per year.


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Feb. 4. He faces penalties of up to 36 years in prison
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Twain's 'Diaries of Adam
and Eve' at Van Wezel
Award-winning stage and television actor/director
David Birney stars in Mark Twain's witty two-person
play, "The Diaries of Adam and Eve," at 8 p.m. Tues-
day, April 9, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in
Sarasota.
"The Diaries of Adam and Eve" is the story of Man
and Woman's first encounter in the Garden of Eden.
For ticket information, call the Van Wezel box
office at 953-3368.

'In the Mood' returns to
Manatee Players
The Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre in
Bradenton has announced the return engagement of the
toe-tapping musical revue, "In the Mood," performed
by the professional husband and wife team of Brian
Gurl and Joey MacDonald, for one night only on Sat-
urday, April 6.
"In the Mood" is a two-hour smorgasbord of nos-
talgic entertainment in the style of 'ol Vaudeville, fea-
turing comedy skits, music, dancing, audience partici-
pation, drama and more.
Performance time if 8 p.m. Call the Riverfront
Theater box office at 748-5875 for ticket information.

'Grease!' comes to the Van
Wezel
"Grease!," the 1950s-style rock 'n roll musical,
will come to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in
Sarasota on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 5, 6
and 7, with a 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
One of Broadway's longest-running musicals,
"Grease!" takes a hilarious, tuneful loving look at what
it was like growing up in the super-cool '50s.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information.

Island school needs
volunteers for art show
The art department of Anna Maria Elementary
School is planning the school's first "Spring Art Show"
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Volunteers are needed to assist the art teacher in
preparing for all aspects of the show.
Call Judy Lyon, art teacher, Monday, Tuesday or
Wednesday at 778-1125 to volunteer.

'Express Yourself' exhibit
at art league
The Anna Maria Island Art League will sponsor
the Second Annual James Pay "Express Yourself' ex-
hibit in April.
The juried show is open to the public with cash
awards. All mediums are welcome.
Drop-off dates for submisions are Tuesday and
Wednesday, April 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
league located at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
There is a two-piece entry limit and a fee $5 for
members and $7 for non-members.
An opening reception for the show will be held
Friday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the league facil-
ity.
For additional information, call the league at 778-
2099.

Longboat art center to
hold receiving for exhibit
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S., will have receiving for the Banzhaf All Media Ex-
hibit on Monday and Tuesday, April 8 and 9, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Awards totaling $1,500 will be given. Jurors are
Tom Williams for three-dimensional and Delores Coe
for painting.
Call the center at 383-2345 for more information.

Clubs
The German-American Club of Manatee County
will meet on Wednesday, April 3, at Bayshore Gardens
Recreation Center, 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton. A
Spring Dance follows on Saturday, April 13. Informa-
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N- EW ON THE LIBRLRTYSHELF

'The Love Letter' by Catherine Schine
A letter arrives in manner unknown. Was it in the
mail? Left it on the sofa in the book shop? Placed there
on purpose? It asks the question," How do you fall in
love?" And it is a romantic poem that intrigues its
reader, Helen, owner of the book shop. The story de-
velops as she muses over who wrote it, to whom and
who sent it. Read for yourself to find the answer.
Reviewed by Bette Kissick

'The Web' by Jonathan Kellerman
For his tenth outing, psychologist/detective, Alex
Delaware and gal pal, Robin Castagna, think they are off
to consult and vacation on a Polynesian island at the in-
vitation of an eccentric M.D. However, murder and may-
hem quickly ensue and you will never guess what the Doc
is really up to. Kellerman gets better with each release.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'Snow Falling on Cedars' by David Guterson
A first novel that shows compassion for all in a story
of the murder trial of a Japanese fisherman on Puget
Sound post World War II. It is a love story, mystery and
trial drama that works on all of these genre levels.
Guterson has a lovely way of describing the beauty of the


Pacific Northwest in all its seasons. He writes with under-
standing of the cultural differences of the immigrants who
settled in this farming and fishing community.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'Internet for Dummies' by John Levine
A seemingly must read for anyone entering The
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Silver Sands Motel Apts., Longboat Key 10:12 AM 11:08 AM 1:12 PM 2:08 PM 4:12 PM 5:08 PM
Albritton Fruit Company, Longboat Key 10:16AM 11:04 AM 1:16 PM 2:04 PM 4:16 PM 5:04 PM
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Color me pink
And royal blue, regal purple, chickadee yellow and
vermilion.
After all, it's my favorite part of Easter. Coloring
eggs. A recently published survey (by the vinegar
people, Heinz 57) contains dozens of trivial facts about
Americans and their Easter egg fetishes.
According to their survey, most folks like their
Easter eggs blue 36 percent of them. Next in line is
the color purple followed by pink, yellow, green and
red. "Other colors" got a whopping 10 percent approval
rate.
Surprisingly, one percent of respondents to Heinz's
survey are uncommonly conservative they prefer to
dye their eggs white. (Huh?) There were also people
who prefer dyeing eggs black. Multi-colored responses
and non-dyers rounded out national responses.
I like the marble effect you get from one of the
coloring kits. I can never remember the name of it so
each year I search the shelves of Easter paraphernalia
for the one with the picture of a multi-colored, swirly-
marbly looking eggs on it.
They get sticky and the colors are dark toward the

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end of the batch but that's probably because I'm stingy
with the vinegar.
We never ate the eggs. Although they'll stay pretty
forever, they sat out for so long I was sure they would
be rotten. The thought of eating one instantly conjured
up that look on the faces of the Little Rascals as they
were forced to swallow castor oil. Yuck.


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Chocolate eggs are much better. And much pre-
ferred over boiled eggs, according to my own survey.
We also never hid the real eggs. We hid the gift
basket with candies in it but the real colored eggs were
coffee-table art for the days preceding the holiday. A
few times we hid the small foil-wrapped eggs outdoors.
Environmentally, that's probably a no-no now. Liken-
ing the effect of helium balloons released into the air
on turtles and other sealife, a lizard or bird or other
small creature is bound to suffer from all that foil wrap-
ping.
Where is the most unusual place you have ever
found an Easter egg? Heinz surveyed and 22 percent of
the folks said in the bushes, near shrubs and trees. Duh.
After shrubbery and sofas, the crafty locations
splinter into ingenious hiding places. But nearly four
percent said empty shoes is a good spot.
My mother hid my basket on top of the toilet seat
in a little-used half-bath off the kitchen at my
grandmother's house one year and I never had to search
so hard before or after that
I think she started handing it to me directly after
that and I never had the heart to really hide the baskets
very well from my own kids.
Happy Easter.
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Shortchanged
In last week's "Stir" column, a computer glitch
that you really don't want to know about deleted most
of an explanation of how we derive the date Easter
falls on.
Here's the scoop.
How do we know it's Easter? It was decreed by
the first Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. Don't get out
your calculator that was 1,671 years ago. Those
wise old Niceans were predicting our economy before
we even existed as an Island, state or country.
According to their plan, Easter is observed on the
Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal
equinox within a range of only 35 days.
Vernal what, you say. According to the big dic-
tionary made famous years ago by Rowan and
Martin's Laugh-In,
Funk & Wagnalls
Encyclopedic
Dictionary,
vernal is "be-
longing to, ap-
pearing in or
appropriate to
spring."
On to a
definition of
equinox and a
little more
P R I depth: one of
two opposite
points at which the
sun crosses the celestial equator, when the days and
nights are equal; also the time of this crossing (about
March 21, the vernal or spring equinox, and Sept. 21,
the autumnal equinox).
Are you with me? This critical calculation of Eas-
ter cannot come before March 22 or after April 25. It
pretty much establishes our tourist season as well -
every bit as much as the weather.
The Orthodox Church and some other Eastern
churches reckon the date differently from the West
and usually celebrate Easter later. Don't hold much
hope for a change in Florida, though. For most Chris-
tian Floridians the Easter dates (peak of season) for


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N APRIL 4, 1996 N PAGE 21 Ejm

Birds latest focus of mystery marine illnesses


Yet another raft of mysterious marine life
deaths have struck the area.
More than 40 loon and cormorants have been
brought to the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary by
concerned residents of Anna Maria Island or
Longboat Key in the past week. Many of the birds
were nearly dead.
No cause of what is ailing the birds has been
discovered, although Pelican Man Dale Shields and
scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory suspect the
lingering red tide may be involved.
The bird illnesses are another sad statistic to the
state of marine life in Southwest Florida this year.
Nine offshore dolphins washed ashore on


the next few years are March 30, 1997; April 12, 1998;
April 4, 1999; and finally, pushing it to the threshold,
April 23, 2000.
What a season we'll all have to look forward to in
the year 2000.



Set clocks
ahead when
you go to bed
Saturday
night.


Spring ahead
... and don't forget to change your clocks on Sunday.
Daylight-saving time goes into effect Sunday at 2
a.m.
As the old adage goes, spring ahead, fall back. In
other words, set your clocks ahead one hour before you
go to bed Saturday night. The hour you lose in the
spring you'll make up in the fall.


beaches in a span of eight days late last month, in-
cluding two found on Anna Maria Island.
Six sea turtles also washed onto local beaches.
And so far this year there have been 94 mana-
tees found dead in the waters south of Sarasota.
No cause of the deaths has been discovered.
The dolphins were generally too badly decomposed
for any testing, as were the turtles. Scientists are
still looking into the manatee deaths, which they
believe were linked to pneumonia.
Scientists have been reluctant to blame red tide
as the cause of the deaths, although some have
hinted that the tiny toxic microorganism may be a
factor in the unprecedented number of deaths.


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Happy birthday -
and surprise -
Ellen Quigley
Nicole Quigley of Holmes Beach, left, home for
spring break from Appalachia State University,
brought in this family photo to say congratulations to
her mom, Ellen, second from right, for her recent
promotion and her March 9 birthday. Also surround-
ing Ellen are son Ryan and husband John. Reports
Nicole, "I know all the other Island mothers are
jealous that you get to be 29 for the 11th year in a
row! This is a big one, Mom, and we love you!"


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Slang
By Holly Lillis
5th grade, Anna Maria Elementary,
Speech Contest Winner
* Holly Lillis, a fifth-grade student at Anna Maria El-
ementary School, won first-place out of all county-
wide elementary schools in the 4HTrropicana Mana-
tee County Speech Contest.
What? Could you say that again? What do you
mean? Those are a few examples of the questions you
would be asked from some people if you said, "talk to
the hand," "my back," or "you go girlfriend!" On the
other hand, if you said, "psychedelic," "far out," or
"groovy" they might understand you better. What I'm
jiving or talking about is "slang."
The way we speak and the words we use explains
who we are and where we come from. By using these
words and reflecting upon them gives us an oral history
of events and insights of America and Americans. How
we use our language is how we became who we are
today. Looking back on these phrases and ideas can tell
us what people though and felt. Even our very proper

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Holly Lillis,
first place, 4H/
Tropicanna
Speech Contest






ancestors, the colonists, were guilty of using slang
when they made up the word "bamboozle" for swindle.
Eating out in a restaurant is where slang is as popu-
lar as a "BLT." Everyone knows what a "Big Mac" or
"Whopper" with the works is, but do you know what
"break it, shake it and make it cackle" is? It means put
a raw egg in my drink, please. And "Adam and Eve on
a raft" won't be found at the beach, but your waitress
will gladly serve you two poached eggs on toast. And
parents, don't forget to wash it down with a cup of mud
... coffee, that is.


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the coldest mugs of beer .
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Make Your Easter
Reservations
at Harry's Restaurant
B runch, Lunch or Dinner


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Place Your Order Today



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Turn at the Longboat Observer, Longboat Key


Our new technologies are "in the soup" for invent-
ing new phrases such as "surfing the net," which you
would then have to "power up" your "hard drive," to
use the "information super highway" on. You might
want to make sure your computer doesn't take a
"megabyte" of a program with a "virus." It could be
deadly for your "PC." My grandmother is not "com-
puter friendly," but ...
She is snazzy with her own way with words.
"Jeepers creepers," "gee wilikers," and" lickety split"
are a few she likes to share. While my mother will ask
me to "get.down" and "boogie" on over to my desk to
finish my homework.
So whether it's "peachy keen" or "grody to the
max" slang is here to stay no matter how much it
changes or how new it becomes.
"It's cool," it's "neat," it's slang!


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APPRECIATION


Easter Specials
Baked Ham: Glazed with brown sugar and
spices and served with Rum Raisin Sauce
$12.75
Poached Salmon served with sundried tomato &
basil hollandaise
$14.75
Roasted Spring Chicken Half a tender young
chicken roasted with fresh dill, lemon, garlic
& olive oil
$11.75
8oz. Slow roasted Prime Rib served with
rosemary, roasted garlic & mushroom au jus
$15.75
Bay Scallops in a creamy shrimp bisque served
over tri-color fettucini
$13.95
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By Sea...Marker 39. Intracoastal We en ty
(941) 383-2391







Island athletes set
records at track meet
Forty students represented Anna Maria Elementary
in the annual Manatee County Track Meet held at Pal-
metto High School. To be eligible, the students had to
win their particular event in their age group at the Anna
Maria Elementary School Track Meet. The winners
went on to compete against the best from all the other
public schools in the county.
The highlight of the meet came from first-grade
student Hannah Brickse who competed in the 40 yard
run in the nine and under division. She finished in the
top 10 against competitors twice her size and much f,
older. She'll be back next year.
The following students placed in the top six in


Manatee County:

Mark Sankey
Scot Vensel
Jamie Gregorich

Victoria Foy
Tyler Krause

Ryan Quigley
Abby Dahlquist
Ben Rigney
Jimmy Mazza


9 Years & Under
50 Yd. Dash
440 Run
Standing Broad Jump
10 Years
Pull-ups
Pull-ups
11 to 12 Years
50 Yd. Dash
Running Long Jump
Pull-ups
Standing Broad Jump


*Denotes a new school record


7.25*
1:22.87
5'9",

12*
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ant brain power
re the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
ary School for the week ending March 22.
dren's names are listed left to right. First
Brent Willard, Corbin Kitchen, Nikki Webb
mine Sally. Second row are Lindsey
ham, Tyler Chennault, David Branning and
Villiams. Back row are Kim DiPaola, Ginny
Peter Dowling and Ashley Allgire.


IE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 4, 1996 E PAGE 23 BIl


Anna Maria

Elementary

School Menu
Monday, 4/8/96
Lunch: Hot Dog or Chicken Nuggets, Carrot
and Celery Sticks, Fruit Juice, Ice Cream
Tuesday, 4/9/96
Lunch: Pork Chop or McRib Sandwich,
Mashed Potatoes, Pears, Roll, Jello w/
Whipped Topping
"* Wednesday, 4/10/96
Lunch: Buffalo Wings or Mini-Chef Salad,
Vegetable, Garlic Toast, Fresh Fruit, Cookie
Thursday, 4/11/96
Lunch: Two Tacos or Meatball Sub, Salad, *
Peaches, Cake Square
Friday, 4/12/96
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
Corn, Salad, Pudding
All meals served with milk.

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Baked Ham............... $9.95 Broiled Black Grouper.... $14.95
Leg of Lamb............. $10.95 Stuffed Grouper.......... $13.95
Roast Duck............. $13.95 Stuffed Shrimp ......... $13.95
Prime Rib ............... $12.95 Lamb Shanks.............. $9.95
SNY Strip ................. $14.95 Filet Mignon............. $15.95
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All Entr6es served with your choice of Soup or Salad
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March 20, domestic disturbance, 500 block of
South Bay Boulevard. Subjects were arguing over
marital problems.
March 23, theft, fraud, 100 block of North Shore
Drive. The complainant reported that a person un-
known removed credit cards from her residence. The
credit card companies indicated the cards were used for
several hundred dollars in purchases.

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March 22, selling alcohol to a minor, possession of
alcohol by a minor, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K. The
officer on patrol observed a white male subject walking
back and forth in front of the business. When the subject
saw the officer, he entered a vehicle in the parking lot and
the driver drove to the Econo Lodge and stopped.
The officer approached the vehicle and asked if
anything was wrong. The driver said he was giving the
subject a ride. The officer observed two 12 packs of
beer in the back seat. After some conversation, the sub-
ject told the officer he had asked the driver to purchase
beer for him and the driver did so.
The 19-year-old driver said the clerk did not check his
identification. The officer went to the Circle K and spoke
to the clerk who said he sold the beer to the driver with-
out checking his identification, said the report. Both the
clerk and the driver were given notices to appear.
March 23, burglary, 100 block of Bridge Street.
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the residence and removed several pieces of rented ste-
reo equipment valued at $1,500. Later a second officer
was called to the residence and the complainant re-
ported a person unknown damaged his couch, CDs and
personal items and left a threatening note.
March 23, domestic battery, 2200 block of Av-
enue C. The officer reported the suspect had a verbal
argument with the witness, and the victim stepped in
and began arguing with the suspect. The suspect threw
a large ceramic pot at the victim, who was hit in the leg
and sustained a cut on his foot. The suspect then swung
a bag of full beer cans at the victim but missed. He then
grabbed the victim by the throat and the victim punched
him. The suspect was placed in custody.
March 23, DUI, driving with a license suspended
more than four months, 600 block of Gulf Drive South.
The officer was traveling north in the 700 block of Gulf
Drive South when John Joseph O'Brien, 48, of
Bradenton Beach, turned in front of him, causing the
officer to swerve into the other lane. The officer pulled
O'Brien over and a computer check revealed O'Brien
had outstanding warrants and a suspended driver's li-
cense. The officer administered field sobriety tests to
O'Brien and placed him in custody.
March 24, 107 Gulf Drive S., Key West Willy's.
The complainant reported the subjects were being bel-
ligerent and threatening him. The officer found the
subjects in the parking lot drinking beer. He disposed
of the beer and issued a trespass warning.
March 24, battery, attached tag not assigned, 100
block of Third Street South to 200 block of Gulf Drive
North. An anonymous complainant reported a white
male subject was fighting with the victim, forced her
into a van and began driving north on Third Street


South. The officer stopped the vehicle at Cortez Road
and Gulf Drive North and saw the victim curled up in
the back of the vehicle crying. The subject was placed
in custody.
The victim said she was having an argument with
the subject and he would not let her out of the vehicle.
She said each time she stood up, he hit the brakes and
she would fall. She had visible cuts and bruises, said
the report, but refused EMS treatment. She was given
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March 24, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive North,
Circle K. The complainant reported a white male sub-
ject came into the store, grabbed two six-packs of beer
and placed them on the counter. When the clerk asked
for identification, the subject placed $5 on the counter
and left. The officer located the subject, who was iden-
tified by the clerk, confiscated the beer and issued a
notice to appear.
March 24, battery on a law enforcement officer,
aggravated battery, obstruction, resisting without vio-
lence, 116 Bridge Street, Sports Lounge. Two females
were fighting and when the officer attempted to sepa-
rate them, a male subject kept interfering, said the re-
port. The subject began to shove the officer and a sec-
ond officer arrived and handcuffed the subject. The
officer handcuffed the female who broke a bottle of
beer in the other female's face.

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March 22, larceny, 5300 Gulf Drive, Mini-stor-
age. The complainant reported last year she hired the
suspect to move items from her residence to a storage
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returned this month, she found numerous items, with
a total value of $3,000, missing.
March 22, DUI with property damage, resisting ar-
rest without violence, 4000 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
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victim driving the first vehicle stopped at a stop sign, and
the subject driving second vehicle did not stop, crashing
into the victim's vehicle. The victim advised the officer
that the subject appeared intoxicated.
After completing the accident investigation, the
officer investigated the subject, Susan Kelly, 35, of
Bradenton. He noted she was acting strange and would
not look directly at anyone. However, he did not detect
the odor of alcohol on her breath. He administered field
performance tests and noted she could not keep her
balance and was very unsteady.
Kelly agreed to take a breath test which showed a
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March 23, larceny of a bicycle valued at $25, 200
block of 54th Street. Later the complainant reported he
found the bicycle in the back yard of a nearby residence.
March 23, 700 Key Royale Drive, Key Royale
Club. The complainant reported two golf flags and
poles valued at $100 were missing.
March 24, code violation, 100 block of 36th
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ject he was violating city code. He said he would not
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March 24, DUI, suspended driver's license, 3900
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March 25, vandalism, 213 54th Street, Island
Lumber. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke two windows valued at $200. He also reported
his soft drink machine was emptied twice recently.
March 26, fraud, 5324 Gulf Drive, First National
Bank. The teller reported a subject came to the drive-
up window to cash a check. She became suspicious of
the check and contacted the account holder. He said he
did not know the subject and the check was not autho-
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American Car Wash. The complainant reported a per-
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March 27, noise, 5702 Marina Drive, Turtles. An
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times on complaints from the same complainant, who
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Fishing trip or nightmare? Coast Guard will decide


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspective
Fishing trips are supposed to be fun. But three lo-
cal fishers and a friend from Michigan chartered Cap-
tain Phil Shield's ReefReacher recently and it went so
badly that now the matter is in the hands of the U.S.
Coast Guard.
Shields says it is a misunderstanding and that he's
tried to right any wrongs. "You try to do people good
and this is what happens," he says.
But the three fishers I talked with separately say
they were nearly killed by a freighter offshore, charged
$100 extra to be brought back to shore when Reef
Reacher broke down and never even got their fish.
It's a mess. But Coast Guard Station Cortez says
they'll launch an investigation this week, perhaps by
the Marine Safety Office in Tampa, and get to the bot-
tom of the whole thing.
Capt. Scott Moore, president of the Florida Guides
Association says, "I can't imagine Phil [Shields] doing
that, but if it's true, it's certainly not ethical." Shields
is not a member of the association.
The story goes like this: Four men chartered Reef
Reacher, and when the day arrived to go fishing,
Shields had Capt. Roy Salgado run the trip.
The three locals, all experienced fishers, say that
although the day was very foggy, Salgado had the Reef
Reacher up on plane from the moment they left the
Anna Maria Yacht Basin. The three all estimate visibil-
ity was about 100 yards.
Once offshore however, visibility started to drop.
"At approximately 20 miles offshore we encoun-
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boat still on plane moving at approximately 20 mph,"
according to the written report one of the fishers filed
with Station Cortez. "When out of nowhere a large
freighter appeared out of the fog, our bow to his star-
board side.
"Salgado immediately threw the boat's engine into
reverse, stalling the engine in the process. Salgado fi-
nally got the boat started. We were within 20 feet of the
freighter. Neither the freighter nor our vessel ever
sounded any type of warning signal in the fog."
The fishing boat then proceeded at a much
slower speed to a fishing spot where the report says,
"We had an excellent day of fishing, limiting out on
red snapper, along with porgies, amberjack, lane
snapper and yellowtail snapper." That should have
been a happy ending to a scary start, but it really was
only the beginning.
Less than an hour into the run home to Anna Maria,
the Reef Reacher's single engine seized up and the boat
was dead in the water. The captain called Sea Tow
Sarasota and then Mrs. Shields, who called her husband
at work.
Shields then canceled the call to Sea Tow, radio-
ing Reef Reacher that he'd come out in his 23-foot
SeaCraft and tow them in himself.
When the customers protested they didn't have that
kind of time, the customers said Shields said "money
talks" and that he would take them back to shore
quicker for $100 extra. That particular radio conversa-
tion was overheard by Capt. Glen Corder and con-
firmed to The Islander Bystander.
Shields arrived and began towing Reef Reacher,
but they progressed only 3.5 miles in the first hour.


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Shields finally decided to anchor the disabled boat at
what the report says was 24 miles off Bean Point and
Capt. Salgado, the mate and the fishers all proceeded
to port on the SeaCraft.
The three fishers agree that although they encoun-
tered fog on the way back in, Shields continued to run
the boat on plane until their Loran sounded a warning
as they neared Bean Point. They reached the yacht ba-
sin sometime between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m.
The trio also agrees they were told to return early
the next afternoon to pick up their fish, which would be
cleaned, filleted and bagged for them. One fisher re-
turned the next day, but Reef Reacher hadn't returned
to port and there was no sign of the fish. He also says
he tried to reach Shields at least five times about the
fish and none of his messages were returned.
Five days later one of the fishers ran into the
Shields at Rotten Ralph's restaurant in Galati Marina
where the ReefReacher is moored and was told the fish
were gone, that he had given them to Salgado and the
mate.
Shields sees the whole thing quite differently.
"They had a close call with a freighter, okay, but no-
body was hurt.
"We were towing them fine," he says. "The tow
was doing okay, but they wanted a quick ride in to
get home quick. You know why they wanted to get him
early, not because of jobs or anything, but because they
want to go fishing the next day.
"That $100 was to cover the gas of making an ex-
tra trip out to pick up the Reef Reacher. I certainly
didn't like leaving my $50,000 boat anchored offshore
all night.
"They never came back for their fish for three days,
so I assumed they gave the fish to the mate for the ex-
tra days' work he put in bringing the boat back in.
"I offered them a free charter," Shields says, "but
they didn't take me up on it."
Interviewed separately, the three fishers all said
they were never offered a free fishing trip. Only Tom
Perry was willing to have his name used. "That's ab-
solutely a lie," he said.
"They almost killed us and then they sold our fish,"
he continued.
"We are thankful to be alive and all we want is our
fish," another fisher wrote to the Coast Guard.
All told, each of three have submitted reports to the
Coast Guard regarding the extensive circumstances
surrounding the trip, and you can be sure the results of
the investigation will be the topic of a future column.
These are serious charges against Shields, who's
something of a local institution on the Island and a friend
of many. He'll have to defend himself and the actions of
his hired captain against the charges if the Coast Guard
finds any foundation to the fishers' claims.
Obviously somebody is right and somebody is
wrong. It may be up to the Coast Guard to sort it out
but we hope for a more sporting solution.
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Summer fishing just around the corner


By Capt Mike Heistand
We're heading into the summer fishing mode now,
with bigger fish expected as the water warms. Spanish
mackerel are starting to be caught off the charter boats
and piers, snook are starting to fatten up and I expect
kingfish, cobia and permit to start to show up within the
next week.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said Boo Sasser
may have taken the sheepshead prize for the week with
his 18 1/2 inch striped monster. Other action includes
pompano, mackerel, black drum and a few snook.
Marjorie at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier
anglers there have been catching a lot of sheepshead
during the day; mackerel, snook and redfish in the
evenings.
Wayne at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
there have been good catches of Spanish mackerel,
bluefish, sea trout, pompano and sheepies there.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 65 head of Key West
grunts, black sea bass and sand perch. The six-hour
trips averaged 250 head of vermilion snapper, por-
gies, mangrove snapper and a couple grouper. The
nine-hour trips averaged 45 head of mostly man-
grove snapper and grouper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II reports Bob and
Sue Felker limited-out on snook, up to 30 inches
long, on a recent charter. There are also good catches
of bluefish, flounder and lots of 10-pound jacks be-
ing reported in the Gulf and bays.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said inshore action
includes redfish and small snook, mostly being caught
in Sarasota Bay and near the mangroves along Perico
Island. Offshore, grouper are pretty thick in about 60
feet of water, and he predicts kingfish within the next
few weeks.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said the
warming water and better weather is improving fishing,
especially for the wade fishers.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching lots of small
snook and the occasional keeper, plus some reds.
Snook action will get better by the day, he added.
On my boat Magic we've averaged 20 sheeps-
head and 20 snapper on every trip out, with the
sheepies in the six-pound range and the snapper
about 20 inches long.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's doing well with Span-
ish mackerel, sheepshead and redfish, with better fish-
ing to come as the weather improves.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle doesn't mince
words: fishing is going to explode any day now. Bill
says to watch for permit, kingfish, cobia, snapper and
Spanish mackerel to start to make a showing. Spring
snook fishing is getting better every day not, he also
reports.
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Warmer weather brings fish to flats


By Andrew White
Islander Correspondent
Spring is here and the mild temperatures that
come with it will bring large schools of baitfish up the
coast and into the bays and estuaries around Anna
Maria Island. Hungry gamefish will follow this bait
into the shallows, putting them within easy reach of
most anglers. This is arguably the best time of the year
to take advantage of the plentiful flats fishing that the
area has to offer.
Anna Maria island is surrounded on three sides by
excellent, fish-producing grass flats, most of which are
easy to access without a boat. The best spots will be
covered in thick weeds with deeper sand holes between
them. These sand holes provide an ambush point for
predators to hunt the smaller fish that live there.
Such regions can be vast in size and the fish may
be spread out over a large area. Most shallow flats are
only a few feet deep, making wade-fishing one of the
best ways to work them. This allows the fisherman a
certain amount of stealth, while taking them right
where the fish live.
Artificial lures are tops when wading the flats. Soft
baits, jigs and weedless spoons are great on a steady
retrieve. This will keep the lure above the snag-prone
weeds and allow you to fish a larger area in less time.
Work the edges of the grass, near channels or holes for
optimum results.


For all your commercial real estate needs,
Call the experts at Wagner!
Specializing in the sales of:
Motel & Apartments Businesses
Commercial Buildings Land
Income Producing Properties
Tax Deferred Exchanges
Please call for a free estimate and value consultation


David C. Eckel
Broker/Owner


Suzanne Georgia
Broker/Salesperson


Dave Moynihan
Broker/Salesperson


WAGNEI2 REALTY nce 1939
Ser 4n Ftoa4s C G4 Cast 1939
778-2246 1-800-211-2323




Wagner Realty is very
proud to recognize Ed
Oliveira (left) and Dave
Moynihan (right) in
achieving the Manatee
County Board of Real-
tors Premier Circle des-
ignation. Both represent
the epitome in providing
quality real estate ser-
vices to clients on Anna
Maria Island and its sur-
rounding areas.

WAGNER REALTY
SALES AND QENTALS Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phon. (941) 778-22A6 Toll free in the U.S. 1-800-211-2323


Light tackle is most effective here. There is little
solid structure in which to become tangled. In the sur-
rounding open water you can let fish go on long runs,
tiring themselves without worry of a break-off. Eight-
pound line with a 20-pound monofilament leader will
handle most anything you hook on the flats. This light
line allows for longer casting distances and is less vis-
ible in clear conditions.
One of the best spots to access these flats is at ei-
ther side of the bridge, where State Road 64 meets
Anna Maria Island. Here the adjacent open water of


Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico meet the
Intracostal Waterway providing a highway of sorts
for fish on the move. You will find snook, redfish,
trout and flounder feeding in this area, mixed in with
sporty jacks, ladyfish and occasionally mackerel and
bluefish.
Fishing shallow grass flats is one of the most popt-
lar methods of saltwater sport fishing. It is a relaxing,
hassle-free method to enjoy the great angling our local
area has to offer. Get out and give it a try, the results
can be very rewarding and delicious.


Center Little League standings, week 4


Team
Haleys Motel
AMFD
Kiwanis
D.Coy Ducks
Jim Boast Dodge



Name
Adam Pear
Jason Loomis
Jim Sebastiano
Tyler Krauss
Chris Smith
Chase Riter
Alan Jenkins
Ben Sato


Team Ga]
Haleys 6
Kiwanis 7
J.B.Dodge 7
Ducks 5
AMFD 5


Major league
Record
6-0
3-2
4-3
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1-6


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Team G AB H
Haleys 6 23 13
Haleys 6 25 12
J.B. Dodge 7 17 7
Haleys 6 8 3
Ducks 4 11 4
Kiwanis 5 11 4
Haleys 6 22 8
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Tip of the Island
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Islander Bystander
Quality Builders
Betsy Hills
Bali Hai

stats (league
RBI Avg.
6 .565
6 .480
9 .411
1 .375
2 .363
2 .363
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13 .357


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Record
5-2
4-2
4-3
3-4
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leaders)


Team stats (major league)
Run Hit DBL TRP HR Avg
74 50 7 1 1 .295
65 33 6 5 0 .214
61 31 6 6 0 .205
20 19 3 2 0 .197
47 22 3 5 2 .184


Men's softball results
Tuesday, March 26, saw Patrick's Restaurant adult softball double


travel to Bradenton to play Shells Restaurant in a men's


The results wer


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Island real estate sales
304 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1969 sfla 4bed/
3bath/2car duplex built in 1969 on a 90x83 lot, was
sold 2/29/96, Rockensuess to Davis, for $153,000;
list unknown.
3803 E Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 6A Sunbow Bay
1, a 1,980 sfla 3bed/3bath townhouse condo built in
1977, was sold 2/26/96, Brown to Poirier, for
$128,500; list $139,900.
601 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, 102 Gulf
Watch II, a 1,069 sfla 2bed/2bath elevated condo
built in 1986, was sold 3/1/96, Pollack to Wilson, for
$123,000; list $129,500.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 167 Westbay
Point & Moorings, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1978, was sold 3/1/96, Hegarty to Diestler,
for $120,000; list unknown.


I U I E


Realty raves
Ed Oliveira and Dave Moynahan of Wagner
Realty in Bradenton Beach have earned the
Manatee County Board of Realtors Premier
Circle designation.
June Gilley, managing broker for Prudential
Florida Realty, Holmes Beach, has announced
that Carol Heinze was the office's top seller for
the month of February and Horace Gilley was the
firm's top lister.
Wagner Realty in Bradenton Beach has an-


6814 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated
townhouse villa of 902 sfla, 2bed/2bath/cp, built in
1983 on a 38x104 lot on a lake, was sold 3/1/96,


nounced that Dave Moynahan was the recipient
of the firm's Ultimate Achievement Award for
outstanding sales in the past year. During that
time, Moynahan completed over 35 transactions
for a sales volume of $5,000,000.
Karin Stephan of the Prudential Florida Re-
alty, Holmes Beach, has been awarded member-
ship in the prestigious Leading Edge Society in
recognition of her outstanding sales accomplish-
ments. The honor is achieved by only five per-
cent of the Realtors in the country.


Finke to Stafford, for $65,000; list unknwon.
* By Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-
1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander. 1996


WAGNER R12EALTY
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778-2246 Toll-free in U.S. 1-800-211-2323


FACILITIES COMPLETELY RENOVA TED 1995
We have made a major investment on the Island by reno-
vating our building to preserve it as a landmark.
More important, we have greatly expanded our sales and
rental staffs and related services. Although completely modern-
ized, we are committed to hold on to the niceties of the "old
ways" of doing business personalized in every respect.
For all your real estate needs please give us a call. And
remember, no one knows Anna Maria Island.better than we do!
F04e Avt V44.4 14uJ, "U4 4,U
Dave Moynihan...778-7976 Ed Oliveira...778-1199 Suzanne Georgia...755-1576
Bill Alexander......778-2246 Jackie Jerome......792-3226



SFran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
L 9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035 o
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307 0 ,

LOTS OF LOTS!!!
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria ..................................REDUCED to $69,000
Zoned ROR. Lots of possibilities here. OWNER MAY FINANCE. Great buy in Anna
Maria City. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
301 Pine Ave., Anna Maria ............................... REDUCED to $150,000
Two lots zoned ROR in Anna Maria City. OWNER MAY FINANCE. Also priced separately
at $79,000. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
111 Tern Dr., Anna Maria .............................. $134,500
One of the last canalfront lots lefts in Anna Maria. This cul-de-sac lot offers 104 ft.
on the water in a very private setting. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken
Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
112 Tern Dr., Anna Maria............................................................. $139,900
If you want peace and quiet this lot is for you! Wonderful canalfront lot at the end of
a very quiet street. This lot offers great views down several canals. Call Agnes Tooker
eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986.
MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY zoned for 9 units. 200 X 200 lot north of Manatee Av-
enue in Holmes Beach. Many possibilities including apartment complex or condomini-
ums. Very close to Gulf beaches. Owner is motivated and has listed below market value
at $259,000. Call Pat Jackson eves. 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
They can't make anymore! This is the last piece of undeveloped waterfront
property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited potential with 15 proposed lots avail-
able. Call Fran Maxon today for a complete brochure on this unbelievable
investment opportunity! Asking $2,110,000.


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ISLAND REAL ESTATE is pleased to
announce that KATRINA STEPHENS
has joined our exceptional team of
professional Realtors.

KATRINA is the mother of seven children, three \
grown and four living with her and her husband on Katrina Stephens
Anna Maria Island. KATRINA has lived in the Realtor Associate
South all her life and has been involved with a variety of State, com-
munity and educational activities for many years. For her dedicated
services, KATRINA has achieved many honors and won several
awards. KATRINA is currently active with Anna Maria and Palma Sola
elementary schools, the Anna Maria Community Center and
Culbertson's Gymnastic team. KATRINA feels that this island is a great
place to live and raise a healthy, happy family, which is her deepest love
and motivation.
Again, Island Real Estate welcomes KATRINA and looks forward to
sharing with her a successful real estate career.





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RUNAWAY BAY is one of the best values on our beautiful island. It of-
fers on site property management for the absentee investor owner. The
complex is well maintained with a large heated pool and is just across the
street from the beach! We have units from 78,900 to 119,900. Call Ed or
Jerry for more details. Runaway Bay is located at 1801 Gulf Drive North.
ISLAND CONDOS
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB ... 2/2 .......... GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... ,5SOZLDO
COQUINA MOORINGS............. 2/2 ............ BAYFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... : iSOLDO
GULF CABINS .........................2/2 .......... GULFFRONT ........... CALLED.... ? SOLD:)
PERICO ISLAND.................. 2/2 ......... LAKEVIEW... CALLSUZANNE .... $126,500
RUNAWAY BAY................... 2/2 ...GROUND FLOOR ..... CALL JERRY .... ;SOLD0
RUNAWAY BAY................... 2/2 ..... LAGOON VIEW..... CALL JERRY .... $117,900
PERICO BAY CLUB..................2/2 ............ VIEWS..... CALL SUZANNE .... $106,000
IMPERIAL HOUSE ................... 21 .......... UPGRADED........... CALL ED..... $99, 900
BRIDGEPORT .......................... 22 ............ GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE...... $89,900
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 1/1 ...... LAGOON VIEW ........... CALL ED...... SOLD)
IMPERIAL HOUSE ................ 2/1 ........VERY NICE.... CALLSUZANNE...... $78,000
OUR BUSINESS IS GREAT our inventory of Island condos is
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LOVELY ISLAND RETREAT
This inviting 3BR/2BA custom built home is hidden away
on quiet Rose Street, situated within easy walking dis-
tance of Anna Maria's breathtaking north end beaches.
Includes spacious screened lanai and enormous garage
area, suitable for up to 6 cars. Only $238,500.








COZY CANALFRONT HIDEAWAY
This warm and inviting 3BR/3BA retreat is tucked away
on a quiet natural mangrove canalfront lot with cheerful
southerly exposure! There are many mature fruit trees
and the sparkling Gulf is but a short walk away. There
is a new master suite, boat dock, concrete tiled roof, and
peaceful canal-side Florida room. Only $239,0001
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BEST BUY IN HOLMES BEACH
Don't miss this immaculate and spacious 2BR/2BA Palm
Harbor home featuring vaulted ceilings, elevator,
sundecks, jacuzzi, and so much more! Price at $239,500'
including Homeowner's Warranty!


DROP ANCHOR HERE
This enchanting 3BR/2BA deep canalfront home offers a
preferred split bedroom design, 21 ft. boat dock, and
breathtaking views of Bimini Bayl There is a pretty court-
yard entry, bay window, eat-in kitchen and lovely seafoam
wall to wall carpeting in the living room. Secluded, quiet
street and bright southerly exposure. Only $250,000.

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canalfront home with lovely tropical landscaping.
Open views through to family room and out to the
water. Nice circle drive and 2 car garage make
this a special place. Priced at only $219,900.
Please call Judy Duncan at 778-1589.


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KEY ROYALE BAYOU stunning refurbished
2BR/2BA home with expansive water views near
Intracoastal waterway. Over 2,300 square feet of
open living area with 18 x 20 family room, break-
fast nook that could be den or office. Caged,
heated pool, dock with boat lift, updated top of the
line appliances, custom window treatments.
Priced at $385,000. Call Carol R. Williams 778-
1718 after hours.


PEEKS OF TAMPA BAY from this Island home
with a slight touch of country charm. Wood floors in
main living area, new paint inside and out, short walk
to beach and park. A.C. and roof about 3 years old.
$165,500. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 after hours.
INVESTOR FRIENDLY One bedroom, one bath
condo in Holmes Beach Gulffront complex. Excel-
lent rental history, on site property management,
heated pool. Vacancy and rental history available
upon request. Priced at $95,000 furnished turn-
key. Call Carol R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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When buying or selling, Ed can
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ED OLIVEIRA
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Wagner Dealty -~ Since 1939
778-1199 2217 Gulf Drive 778-224
Evenings Bradenton Beach Office
Evenings FL 34217


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GREAT BEACH RETREAT. Gorgeous bay
views. Just 1/2 block to beach and bay. Archi-
tect-designed for duplex or single family. Turn-
key furnished. $185,000. Don Lewis, 746-
3200 or Phyllis Garfinkle, 351-5473. #66048.
PICTURE BOOK HOME on Holmes Beach. Deep water ca-
nal. 2 fireplaces, fabulous kitchen, 2-car garage, 3 large
porches. $389,000. Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826 or Janet
Bellingar, 727-7870. #67290.
AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT home in northwest area. 3BR/
2B, remodeled kitchen, breakfast room, study, large living room,
family room. Possible guest quarters. $186,900. Jeanette
Rampone, 747-2244. #66768.
GULF-FRONT CONDOMINIUM on Anna Maria Island. Spe-
cial 2BR/2B unit. 2 pools, shuffleboard. For owner occupancy
or as investment property. $229,900. Sandra Marchinetti,
758-7438. #68303.
RARE TROPICAL WATERFRONT ESTATE. 3.4 +/- acres, 3;
or4BR/4-1/2B. Magnificent master suite, 2 fireplaces, designer
kitchen, French doors and windows. Fabulous view, dock, gated
compound. $595,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. #67632.
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESIDENCE with
panoramic view. 3BR/3B, fireplace in great room, 55' +/- wrap-
around deck. Professionally landscaped. $795,000. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. #68368.
FURNISHED SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTALS on
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach. Barbara
Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO ISLAND. 2BR/2B, screened patio, lake view,
washer/dryer. Two month minimum. Available now. Barbara
Milian, 778-2275.
MARTINIQUE. Spacious 1 BR/1 B, Gulf view, nicely deco-
rated. Available immediately. One month minimum. Barbara
Milian, 778-2275.


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


ANNA MARIA ... canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built home
with boat dock. Many extras. $249,000.
KEY ROYALE ... Bayfront 3BR/3.5BA, fireplaces, heated
pool, 50' dock. #DY68061. $589,000.
SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA, room
for addition/pool. #DY67938. $137,500.
MARTINIQUE ... top floor 2BR/2BA w/Gulf & Bay views.
$189,900. Also 3BR/3BA. $196,900.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
LOT... NW. Bradenton. Prime residential area in commu-
nity of luxury homes. #68782. $41,900.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427


IMPRESSIVE 3BR/2BA deep water canalfront
home. 2,283 sf of living area. Views of Tampa Bay
from large gourmet kitchen. 6+ car enclosed garage
under house. Alaskan rock fireplace in spacious,
bright living room overlooking canal. Just repainted.
Move-in condition. #MA65826. $325,000.
DEBORAH THRASHER

Interested in selling, listing
or renting your property?
Call a professional today!
(941)778-2055
:1 5. :(941)778-3395 after hours
JUST REDUCED... 2BR/2BA unit with Gulf view. Ceramic tile in
foyer, kitchen, hall and bath. Like new carpet and window cover-
ings. #67156. $69,900. Call Donald Pampuch, eves. 778-3111.
JUST USTED LONGBOAT KEY ... Beautifully maintained
home with 3BR/2.SBA. Located on canal with Bay access. Fruit
trees, pool and excellent for entertaining. #13327. $295,000. Call
Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.
JUST LISTED MARTINIQUE ... 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront
unit. Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse, elevator and security
lobby. Turnkey furnished. #13378. $174,900. Call T. Dolly
Young, eves. 778-5427.


Karin Stephan
REALTORG
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Office:
941-778-0766
Pager:
215-5556
Fax: 941- 778-3035


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ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury 2/3 BR condos on the
beach with panoramic views. $289,000.
MILLION DOLLAR NEIGHBORHOOD... open floor plan
w/Bay views, pool w/spa. #KS66278. $895,000.
WEST WINDS ... 2BR/2BA, Gulfview complex with
heated pool. #KY67250. $179,900.
PERICO BAY ... 3BR/2BA unit overlooking Palma Sola
Bay. Many upgrades. #KS66624. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE ... 3BR/3BA w/fireplace, fruit trees, pool
& boat dock/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
PALMA SOLA... 3BR/2BA home, lushly landscaped &
beautiful pool. #KS11761. $149,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE ... 2BR/2BA turnkey, fabulous
views, steps to the beach. $179,900.
LOT ... 50 x 100 Island Bayview lot available. Build your
own home. #KS11510. $80,000.
LOT... with quality Key West style home to be con-
structed. 3BR/2BA. #KS12245. $279,000.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 4
604 Concord Lane


FREE CADILLAC AND A HOME FOR YOUR BOAT.
Buy this 3BD/2BA home, turnkey furnished right down
to the car. Large caged private pool and entertainment
area that wraps around Great room. Adjacent docking
available. $259,000.
TERRIFIC INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
Completely remodeled Bayfront
triplex with boat dock on the
Intracoastal. Within walking dis-
tance of beaches, restaurants and
shopping. #61611, $349,000.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTORF/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


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"DIAL DEBBIE"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152

Debbie Dial f Ri I Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.






Wagner Realty is pleased to recog-
nize Dave Moynihan as the recipient of
its Ultimate Achievement Award for
outstanding sales during the past year.
Dave has been a resident of Anna
Maria Island since 1973. He has con-
sistently been Wagner Realty's top
producing residential agent. During
Dave Moynihan the past year he completed over 35
transactions for a sales volume of
$5,000,000. Dave is simply the best.
He is professional, sincere and caring and according to his
peers, no one knows Anna Maria Island real estate better
than Dave.

Wagner realty since 1939
778-2246 (800) 211-2323


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2 TWIN BEDS can be made into bunk beds, with
mattresses. Excellent condition. Phone 778-5511.
O'BRIAN COMBI WATER skis $40.5' x 3'4" drafting
table and machine. $100 OBO. Office chair $5.
Samsung VCR $50. 778-8225.
LOVESEAT FLORAL $200. Chair lemon yellow
$150. Bookcase solid wood cream $200. Table glass
top cream $100. Lamp ceramic $50. 383-9402.
COSCO CRIB white metal, like new. $35. Porta-crib
complete $15. Bumper guards, blanket $15. Stroller
$10. Phone 778-7963.
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.
COMPUTER/PRINTER: Macintosh Classic II and
Stylewriter printer with software programs. Call The
Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


GOOD STUFF yard sale. 30 yr. collection of Orien-
tal and Victorian antiques. Paintings, knick knack's,
rugs, books, collectibles, objects of art, etc. Plus rat-
tan dining set with 6 ft. glass top and 6 chairs with
new upholstery, small modern walnut desk, pair
brass Oriental lamps, carved Chinese table, more.
No junk! Fri., Apr. 5, 9 4. No early sales. 607
Crestwood Dr., Key Royale, Holmes Beach.
YARD & GARAGE sale. Sat., Apr. 6 only. 8-4. 523
70th Street, Holmes Beach.
CONDO CONTENTS sale. Sat., Apr. 6, 9 1.
Westbay Cove, 600 Manatee Ave. #126.
GARAGE SALE outdoor grill, household items, toys,
clothes, jewelry, something for everyone. Sat., April
6, 9 to 2. 312 62nd Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE household items, bedding, furniture.
Sat., April 6, 9 am. 6303 Holmes Blvd.
YARD SALE lots of tools, trunk, desk, antiques and
misc. Thu., Apr. 4, 9 am. 147 Crescent Dr.
GARAGE SALE dressers, bikes, etc. Sat., April 6
only, 9 1. 2907 Ave. B, Holmes Beach.


LOW COST HEALTH insurance. Save up to 30%
through membership in the ASBA. Call Arnold
Rumph 794-0567 or 746-1566.
REDUCED AMBULANCE SERVICE to the Island,
discussed by Fire District Chief Andy Price, will be
the topic of the Save Anna Maria, Inc. meeting to be
held Saturday, April 13, at 1 pm at the Island Branch
Library. All members, friends and enemies of SAM
are encouraged to attend this important Island meet-
ing. Bridge update will be presented. Joy Courtney,
778-5405.

BODYWORX FITNESS. Step aerobics, tone. Classes
are Mon., Tue. & Thu., 6:30 pm. Bradenton Beach Fire
Station. For information call Geri 779-2129.

BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7 pm. 3 cards $1.50.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd and
Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.


DON'T LEAVE THE ISLAND without doing it! Join
Save Anna Maria, Inc. We work to take care of the
Island we love. Send $10 per person with Island ad-
dress/phone and off Island address/phone if appli-
cable to: SAM, PO Box 906, Anna Maria City, 34216.
Call Joy Courtney at 778-5405 with questions. Do it
now! The Island needs you!
"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


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.


4X4 SCOUT Great boat towing car. Runs great.
$3,400. (813) 962-0817, ask for Stuart.
1992 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme, convertible.
10,000 miles, single owner. $16,000 firm. Call 779-
2129.
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.

GREAT BUY BELOW book value. 175 hp new en-
gine, runs great. 8 1/2 ft. beam (unusual). Bow rider,
red/white with matching leather interior. Chris Craft
20 ft. 10". 607 Key Royale, anytime. On lift.


17' PROLINE CENTER console. 90 hp Evinrude,
birnini, bench seat, custom cushions. $4,200.778-7548.


SERVERS, COCKTAILS, BUSSERS, host, dishwash-
ers, broilers, saute cooks.. Apply in person. Buccaneer
Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key.
CIRCLE K Now accepting applications for cashiers,
full or part time. Apply in person. Bradenton Beach or
Holmes Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for beachfront motel.
Part time, some weekends, start immediately. Apply
Mon. Fri., 10 am 2 pm. Sand & Sea Motel, 2412
Gulf Drive. 778-2231.
DOLPHIN PRESCHOOL. Teachers aide wanted. Will
train right applicant. 778-2967.
17 YEAR OLD. Fun, energetic, loves children. Own
transportation. $4.50 hr. 778-8608.
DISHWASHER Full time or part time for Mr. Bones
Restaurant. Call 778-6614.


BUSY BOUTIQUE now hiring. Non smokers only.
Please call 778-4323.
RELIABLE WOMAN FOR housekeeping duties. Non
smokers only. 778-6335.
SUMMER JOB AVAILABLE for responsible, reliable
person. May Oct. inclusive. Anna Maria yard care,
watering, weeding, no grass. Please call 778-1150.


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, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
INCOME TAX SERVICE. Over 30 years experience.
Call Pat Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.I
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk ... whatever your
hauling needs. Call Eddie 0. 792-1693.
LOWEST CLEANING RATES on the Island. 10 years
experience. Great references. Ironing and alterations
a specialty. Pick up and delivery. 778-2085.
ITS TIME FOR SPRING cleaning! Call Rick at Dol-
phin Cleaning and Maintenance 778-2864. Refer-
ences on and off the Island. We do windows!
ISLAND AUTO/TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
CARPET, VINYL, TILE. Sold, installed and repaired.
Free estimates, excellent prices. All workmanship guar-
anteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381.

IVORY'S TREE SERVICE, specializing in large trees
and palms. We also do lawns, landscaping and haul-
ing. Call Dina 778-2259 or 778-3085.

TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa airport-
Call 751-3011 anytime.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
PRO CLEAN professional carpet & furniture clean-
ing. See the difference with our powerful mobile
cleaning plant. Quick-dry system. Satisfaction guar-
anteed. 779-1422
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


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


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JUST REDUCED
This 3BR elevated home is located on sailboat water within
walking distance to the beach in the City of Anna Maria. Split
bedroom plan with great room make this a must see. Priced
right at just $199,500. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986 or
Pat Jackson eves, at 778-3301.

Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701QUll iDdve*-POBk717AnnaMada, FL.34218
FAX# 778-7035
'^,i / (941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


INVESTMENT PROPERTY
Three nice duplexes 400 ft. to choice Island beach!
Potential is here to create a mini resort with addition of
pool. Each unit is two bedrooms with two fully fur-
nished. One-of-a-kind property in Anna Maria City.
Asking $650,000 & owner financing.



MAE UC REAL ESTATE
.M.... REALTY ."."
"We ARE te Island.'
905 ul Drwe.. PO Bo 835 AnnMaria, Florkida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895
sq.ft. under roof home including caged pool. Unique
origami roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.


Doug I U- -
Dowling DOL
Realty Anna
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ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping. Free
estimates, 32 years experience. Full service landscap-
ing and garden center. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.


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 or pager 506-6186.
SCREEN REPAIRS, all types, interior exterior paint-
ing, ceiling fans, roof coating and repairs, carpentry,
ceramic tile, all repairs. Low prices. 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 & vi-
nyl 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.


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ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
oARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, design
service, quality, fair prices prompt service. Reg.#
RR0066450. (941) 795-1947.

MANATEE HOME INSPECTION. Complete writ-
tbn reports, single family homes, condominiums,
multiple dwellings and mobile homes. Island resi-
dent. 778-2400.


Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island" I


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Week, Month
Annual
SCottages, Houses
Bungalows
Villas
Condominiums iM ,,
Carla Price,


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


JULIE McCLURE

M Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
94Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

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


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


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


GULFFRONT GROUND FLOOR, 1BR/1BA condo.
Screened lanai, sundeck on private beach w/ hot tub.
$525 per wk. includes phone and cable. Available
April 6 June 1. 778-2832.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.
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.
ANNA MARIA CITY. 2BR furnished. Bring tooth-
brush. Available now. $300 wk, $950 mo. 779-1090.
HIDEAWAY PERFECT BAYVIEW between bridges,
96 97 season. 1 & 2BR, completely furnished. No
smoking, no pets, quiet. 1st floor, nice yard with pa-
tio. Walk to everything, lovely area. 778-7107.
ANNA MARIA CITY 2BR furnished. Bring tooth-
brush. Available Mar. 16 May 16. $300 wk. $950
mo. Call 794-8177.
VACATION WK/MO, turnkey furntished, 2BR/1BA
duplex. 1 block to beach. Easter week $600. $1,600
mo. 778-6427.
GULFFRONT HOME 2BR/3BA, furnished. 101 67th
St., Holmes Beach. Annual, monthly or seasonal.
778-2206 or 794-8202.
AVAILABLE FALL '96. Gulfside, 2BR/1BA home,
screened porch, fireplace, w/d. 699 North Shore Dr.
$1,500. (941) 683-5203.
2BR/1 BA NEWLY FURNISHED condo for min. 3 mo.
rental. Available Apr. 16. One block to beach and
restaurants. Seasonal rental available for 96 97,
book now for the perfect location. (941) 794-2860.
ANNUAL DUPLEX Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA, steps
to beach. $590 mo. + security, no pets. 778-7665.


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Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.


6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
[G3 MLS 9 1-800-865-0800


ISLAND PARADISE
Direct Gulf front condominiums in luxurious atmo-
sphere with tropical pool and spa area, 3BR/2B,
open porch and covered parking. $289,000.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT executive home on
large lot with 105 ft. dock, 3BR/2B, 2 car garage,
screened patio area and over 3000 sq. ft. of living
area. Fabulous West Bradenton location.
$499,000.
JUST LISTED Island duplex close to beach. 3/
2 and 2/2, new roof and plumbing, recently re-
modeled and beautifully decorated. Priced to
SELL! $179,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2B direct bayou villa
with private dock, carport, tile floors and quiet cul-
de-sac location. Walk to beach, shopping or li-
brary. $125,000.
KEY ROYALE Canalfront home with tile roof,
lush landscaping, 3BR/2B and garage. Fabulous
community with Homeowners Association.
$215,000.


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ANNUAL H.B. A-1 condition. 2BR/1BA, w/d, new
kitchen, large deck. $750 mo. 1st, last, security +
utilities. No pets, smoking, drugs. 794-2947 or leave
message.
ANNUALS GULFVIEW. Beautiful 1BR/1BA newly
remodeled, across from beach. Also 1 BR/1 BA north
end charmer, large yard, pets considered. 1st, secu-
rity. Won't last. 778-7273.
ANNUAL RENT 4BR/3BA canal home w/pool. View
of Skyway Bridge. $1,900 mo. 778-9252.
ANNUAL RENT beach house. 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage, breathtaking view. $2,500 mo. 778-9252.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR spacious apartment.
Available April 20. 1 block from beach. 778-4235.
SPACIOUS 3BR/3BA. Newly furnished with washer/
dryer. Heated pool, walk to shopping and beach.
Available Apr. Dec. $1,500 mo includes utilities.
Less for longer term. Security dep. required. (941)
779-2335 or (810) 749-6560.
ANNUAL RENTALS. 2BR & 3BR. Call Carla Price,
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
2BR/2BA UPSTAIRS APT. Available Jan., 1997.
Panoramic view of Skyway Bridge. Very clean and
modern. Private deck. $1,600 mo. Call 778-7934.
HOLMES BEACH. Large 2BR/2BA & 1 BR/1BA du-
plex with covered parking. Close to beach and shop-
ping. 779-2114.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX turnkey, 1BR/1BA, yard, 1
block to beach and 2 blocks to north end fishing pier.
Seasonal/annual, no smokers. Available April 1.
778-6615.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. $525 mo.
Call 778-2833.
GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top
floor master suite, decks, patio, tropical gardens.
Available Apr. 11, 1996 on. Winter '97. $3,000 mo.,
$1,200 wk. 778-0990.
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT home on Bimini Bay. Boat
dock and boat lift, great sunrise view. Yearly unfur-
nished. Call Bob Dingman (407) 295-7120.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Nice 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Close to beach and shopping. $650 mo. 1st,
last, security, no pets. 778-0217.
ANNUAL 1BR ALL UTILITIES included. $125 wk.
Efficiency, all utilities included except telephones.
$110 wk. Both partly furnished. Call 778-7199.
NICE 2BR/1BA APARTMENT, Anna Maria City.
Walk to Gulf beach. $600 mo. annual. 1st, last, se-
curity. No pets. 778-3628.


REDUCED TO SELL NOW!









Lovely two bedroom, two bath home overlooking natu-
ral canal. Spacious living room & Florida room plus
nice kitchen and wonderful deck and patio. Seawalled
end lot with beautiful view of COMPLETE mangrove
canal! Great location to both Gulf and Bay beaches.
REDUCED TO SELL NOW! $224,500.









Elevated three bedroom, two bath home in choice Anna
Maria neighborhood. Spacious great room w/cathedral
ceiling opens onto spacious, covered deck. Surrounded
with Florida pines offering a lovely serene setting. Close
to Gulf beach and REDUCED TO SELL NOW! $179,900.

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MAOIE LIC REALESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
*W. e ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maia. Florida 34218
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Hauling'Bythe cut orby the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\1778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
77 8435AND SATISFACTION

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


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

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



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


REMODELING_

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

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC#RR0053399

LOCKSMITH P=IwTIW
Gary F. Deffenbaugh
Licensed-Bonded.lnsured &laeIkt r 6wboA
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
Auto-Home-Commercial
LOCKS Residential-Commercial
REKEYINSTALL MASTER Interior & Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs opc elg Repir
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594ASIS 778-5594 778-3468 I
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Painting

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


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2BR/2BA FURNISHED DUPLEX in quiet area close to
beach and shopping. $650 mo. off season. 778-0510.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA townhouse
with pool in quiet area. Near beach and shopping.
$800 mo. May thru Dec. 778-0510.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA CANALFRONT. Dock,
Bay, beach, trash pick up, yard service, w/d hookup,
some utilities. Lease $700 mo. 778-5793 Accom-
modates 2 adults, no pets.


OCEAN COTTAGE. Vacation/97 season, wk/mo.
Turnkey. Enjoy Gulf beach right outside your door.
$2,300 mo. (800) 977-0803 or 778-4523.
ELEVATED MODERN DUPLEX, 1 block from
beach. 2BR/2BA, covered parking, large storage
area. Unfurnished or furnished, w/d. 6 9 mo or
annual. Available immediately. Call 779-2151.
KEY ROYALE HOME, 3BR/2BA on canal, dock,
double garage. $1,050. Available Jun. 1. 778-8204.
1BR ANNUAL $500 plus utilities. Efficiency $500 in-
cluding utilities. Both with screened porches. 778-8204.
ANNUAL RENTAL REMODELED 3BR home across
for beach, furnished or unfurnished, washer/dryer,
central AC, dishwasher, carport. $750 mo. (941)
859-2857.
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.


OPEN HOUSE waterfront, 3BR/3BA, 2,080 sq. ft.,
tennis, pool, recreation room. $139,900. 794-8961.
Sat., April 6, 1 4. 9604 Cortez Rd. West.
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.
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.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO, Bayview, 1st
floor, $135,000 unfurnished.. New Concept Proper-
ties, Ron Wagner. 792-9314, eves. 792-5070.
36-SLIP MARINA, 2.5 acres, nice house. North of
Palmetto $295,000. Also 26 acres zoned for over
300 RVs or park models. Towne & Shore Realty.
778-7980.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Newly renovated
condo ground floor, end unit with southern exposure.
$139,000. Owner 778-8482. No agents please.
GRAB A SWIMSUIT and move in. Furnished 2BR/
2BA Holmes Beach condo. Pool, covered parking,
bayview. $107,900. Owner 723-6802.
DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME, Holmes Beach, 517
56th Street. Large, deep water dock, seawall, spec-
tacular Bayview. 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub,
decking, tropical landscaping. $275,000. By owner.
778-6747 or 366-7866.
FOR SALE AT THE Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA villa,
2 car garage, laundry room. Private secluded end
unit. Some water view. Long closing preferred or
owner will lease back for 8 mo. $129,900. Phone
795-0893. Please leave message.
LOVELY BAYFRONT 2nd floor, 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Gulf across street. Secured entry, elevator, private
beach, boat dock, pool spa. $146,500 Call Gulf-Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244 anytime.
LOT OCEAN VIEW 125 ft. to high tide plus small
deeded lot on the sand. 1 story 1,500 sq. ft., 2 story
1,800 sq. ft. duplex. $175,000. 778-4523 or (800)
977-0803.
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renovated. On canal with boat dock, carport and
laundry. Living room with fireplace, large lanai. Must
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EA L TA TE CR A E TA T


PALMA SOLA MOBILE home reduced to $65,000.
Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB lake front villa. 2BR/2BA with 2
car garage. Anxious seller. Call Marilyn Trevethan,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
LEASE/OPTION 1224 Spoonbill Landings Circle.
Villa 2BR/2BA & garage, open deck with water view.
$124,500. Call Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. Neal &
Neal Realtors.
LEASE/OPTION 1105 Edgewater Circle, PBC. 2BR/
2BA, 1st floor, garage, stairs to waterside. $123,000.
Call Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. Neal & Neal Realtors.
GRAND CAYMAN 1020 Ibis 2BR or 3, den, ga-
rage, across from pool, screened lanai & deck. Call
Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. Neal & Neal Realtors.
OWNER FINANCING 1281 Edgewater Circle. 1st
floor, 3BR/2BA, large screened lanai, gorgeous
Bayview. $189,900. Call Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.
Neal & Neal Realtors.
LARGE ONE BEDDROOM condo in Gulffront com-
plex on Anna Maria Island. Miles of beach, heated
pool, lots of closet space. Furnished and has never
been rented. All offers considered. $78,000. Call
Dave Jones or Dick Maher at Neal & Neal Realtors,
778-2261 or (800) 422-6325. MLS#67422.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS. Rare 3BR/2BA
with many upgrades. Call Dick Maher 778-2261.
Neal & Neal Realtors.
A HAPPY HUSBAND is one with a 3 car garage and
a boathouse on a wide canal! Did we mention that a
4BR/2.5BA home with two fireplaces and a hot tub
are included in the package? For more details, con-
tact Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner at Re/Max
Gulfstream, 778-7777.
BEAT THE HEAT this summer with an inground
pool! Great Northwest Bradenton 3BR home (pos-
sible 4th). Huge master suite with sitting area and
sliders to pool area. Fenced rear yard with brick
BBQ. Otfly $108,900. Contact Sandy Greiner or Barb
Turnamer at Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
ADD A LITTLE IMAGINATION to this well main-
tained Island residence. Ground level CB home is
wheelchair friendly with wide doorways throughout.
Located on one of the few sailboat water canals on
Anna Maria Island. Large family room overlooks ca-
nal and 39' dock. This is the opportunity to own the
home you have only dreamed about until now. At
$215,0oo it won't last long! Call Sandy Greiner or
Barb Turner at Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
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LARGE NW BREADENTON HOME on two lots!
Plenty of room to expand or add a pool. Tiled entry
foyer into greatroom with brick fireplace. Large
screened room looks into private rear yard. Lovely
leaded glass details throughout this immaculate
home. 4BR/2BA and a 2 car garage. $149,900. Call
Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner at Re/Max
Gulfstream, 778-7777.


ISLAND PROPERTY THAT makes e. Commercial
rental property. Annual rental income $46,392.
$399,000, brokers welcome. 5% fee. 778-9252.


DEEP WATER CANAL, direct Bay access, wonder-
ful view of Skyway, newly remodeled, 4BR/3BA pool
home. 526 75th St. $309,000. Brokers welcome 4%.
778-9252.


WANTED ISLAND RESIDENCE with dock to
accommodate 43' sailboat. Intracoastal access to
clear 4 1/2' draw at mean low tide. Call Sandy Mor-
gan at Neal & Neal Realtors, 778-2261.
PERICO BAY PATIO home. 2 car garage, 2BR/2BA,
tile floors, glassed lanai, waterview. Call Sandy
Morgan at Neal & Neal Realtors, 778-2261.
WESTBAY COVE NEW listing. Bayview (50' to wa-
ter) end unit, ground floor. 5.05% assumable loan.
2BR/1BA, all upgrades new carpet, blinds and
paint. $163,000. (800) 977-0803 or 778-4523.
RETIRED? THEN IT'S time to party. Choose a
condo starting at $89,900 and enjoy a free and easy
Island lifestyle. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream,
778-7777.
$199,000 BEAUTIFUL CANAL home, new
kitchen, bath, AC, paint. Private setting, greatroom
overlooks canal. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfstream, 778-7777.
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tation or discrimination." Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-
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SSHAKESPEARE ON-LINE 1 4 T15 16 21 |1
BY JAMES SAVAGE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ H,8IIm11 11 EN 11tIU2111 III


ACROSS
1 Work well
together
5 Virgil genre
9 Ill-gotten gains
13 "--not
amused"
18 "Now- me
down to sleep"
19 Chute opening
20 Tashi's superior
21 Crowns
22 Stir up
23 Boardwalk
purchases
24 Vic Damone's
"--But One
Heart"
25 Perlman and
others
26 Shakespeare's
lament upon
crashing?
("Henry
VIII" 1, 1)
30 Many a "Star
Trek" alien
31 Like
32 Code carrier
33 Interjections of
doubt
34 Cowpoke
37 It's far above
Cayuga's waters
42 Shakespeare
reviews
hypertext?
("Othello" III, 4)
47 Astrological
aspect






V_ )ST


48 Word with first
or foreign
49 Old film
studio
50 Less than
regular
51 Dfisseldorf dog
52 Bargain
54 Wife of
Constantine the
Great
57 "Brave Men"
author, 1944
58 21st, e.g.
60 Foray
62 Soupqon
64 Shakespeare's
cry when he
can't click an
icon? ("Twelfth
Night" 1, 5)
71 Wings


96 Kind of wheels
97 "I -- Rock"
99 LP's center?
100 Odd couple
105 Shakespeare on
planting a virus?
("All's Well That
Ends Well" III, 3)
112 Sixth-century
B.C. author
113 1909 Physics
Nobelist
114 Table d'--
115 One that gets a
leg up?
116 Ship to
remember
117 Springy
118 One on-line
119 Hightails it
120 Queue


72 Heaven, to Henri 121 Sawbones


73 Fortuneteller's
aid
74 New Mexico's
Enchanted -
78 Rock's-
Brothers
80 Characteristic
property
82 Carry (away)
83 School on the
Seine
85 Schwarz
86 Writer--
Louise Huxtable
87 Actress ZaSu
88 Why
Shakespeare
logs on at night?
("The Two
Gentlemen of
Verona" III, 1)
94 Intl. humanities
agcy.
95 Boo-boos


122 Caves
123 Grease, as one's
way
DOWN
1 Great
amusement
2 Mr. Yale
3 Peabody
Museum site
4 Laughing one
5 Typification
6 Game with a
cross-shaped
board
7 Companion of
Artemis
8 Lip
9 Iranian royal
name
10 Israeli airline
11 Lap against, as
the shore


12 Brute
13 Military
courses
14 Early satellite
15 "Indeed!"
16 Printer's--
17 Start of North
Carolina's motto
20 Scripts, mostly
27 Habituate
28 Its symbol is F
29 28-Down, e.g.
34 Youngest son of
Ivan the Terrible
35 Beige
36 Old Oriental -
vehicle: Var.
38 Kentucky
product
39 Kind of game
40 Tiny room -
41 Up to it
42 Cape Cod resort
town
43 Brahmanist
44 "The-- near!"
45 Neb.-based
defense org.
46 Disfavoring
47 McAn
shoes
52 Saint Francis of

53 That ishay
54 Assimilate
55 Together,
musically
56 Goose genus
59 Teachers' org.
61 Old treasure
chest


63 United
competition
65 Having a
curtainlike
membrane
66 Aquatic plant
67 Rodrigo
Diaz de
Bivar
68 Gaucho's
necesidad
69 1955's Best
Picture
70 Young newts


74 Dishes
75 College
major,
slangily
76 A portion
77 "Oh, woe!"
79 "Silent Night"
writer Joseph
81 County
officials, for
short
84 Settled
86 Follow, as an
impulse


87 Miniature
89 Very
comfortable
90 Two-year-olds,
generally
91 Husky, e.g.
92 Bewitched
93 Severe critics
98 "--as
things may
seem..."
100 Bucolic bugler
101 Lit


102 Shinbone
103 Film showings
104 "Siddhartha"
novelist
105 Certain foot
106 Syrup flavor
107 Govt. publicity
grp.
108 Author
Morrison
109 As a result
110 Churchgoer
111 Bomb's sound


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KEY ROYALE POOL & DOCK $229,000
2BR/2BA canaliront home with swimming pool
and boat dock Low maintenance landscaping
Fully fumished Very nice area Call Helen White
778.2261 or 778-6956


SAN REMO SHORES $289,000 This canal
home must be seen 3BR/2BA. Spanish tile,
deck ground caged healed pool & spa Land-
scaped, accent lighting So MANY extras Call
Bob or Lu Rhoden 778-2261 or 778-2692


3BR/2BA, family room, Florida room solar hot
waler heater-elec auxiliary, foyer 2 car garage
Large 116x125. 2.000 sq It. air conditioned
area Cul-de-sac street Call Rose Schnoerr
778-2261 $139900


PREMIER N. POINT HOME $59
4BR/5BA with office. den family room
dining room. vast storage. 2 car garage
elevator Dock w/eilectrc & waler on d
nal Call Dick Maler or Dave Jones 778
877-6791


95,000
i, formal
. built or
sleep ca-
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ISLAND FOUR PLEX $340,000 4 nice 2BR/
i l1'" 2A lo,,nhouses Sleps to beach Private
couri/ards 30x30 cor-imon sundeck on rool
LIrtl. can be sold separately Call Chard
Wirheim 778-2261 or 778-6743


Janis
Van

Steenburgh
REALTORF
778-4796 .



Janis moved here from Brandon,
FL with her family. Her husband Ed
works for the Post Office and they
are retired military. Janis has over
10 years experience in real estate
Call her for your real estate needs.


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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS DIRECT GULFFRONT UNIT $159,900
$150,000 Rare Ihree bedrooms with many This 2BR/.'BA cordo has pool elevator lighted
upgrades Anna Maria shriesicomplex Healed tennis courts under unit parking and on-siie
pools tennis & boating Call Dick Maheror Da.e managemenri Turnkey furnihed Call Bil Bow-
Jones 778-2261 or 778-6791 mar 778-2261 or 778-4619


S859Audubon Dr. ............. 3/2 ...$128.000

1105 Edgewater Cir .. ......... 2/2 $123,000


1281 Edgewater Cir .................. 3/2 .... $189,900


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1395 Perco Pointe Cir ....... 3/2 .... $217,000

964 Sandpiper Circle ............... 2/2 ...... $88.900

1224 Spoonbill Landings Cir .... 2/2 .... $124,500


1288 Spoonbill Landings Cir

508 Woodsiork Cir


2/2 .. $135500

2/2 $147.500


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Heron 3BR urn in hroreliri Terrace One story
conrjereniri location. carporn ai fronl door pool
lak.e bc,.Ccle Irails lennris Call Bobye Chase/
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