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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Commission


discusses


city manager


option
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Charter Review Commission
last week had a lengthy discussion on the pros and cons
of a city manager form of government.
At their first meeting three weeks ago, commission
members agreed to explore this form of government.
They felt the discussions should take place early in
their review, because if they recommend a change to
that form of government, the charter will have to be
rewritten.
Former Holmes Beach Mayor Charlotte Long, who
served 11 years in the city's government as a council


'Our city, with
the budget it has,
should have a
city manager. We
need to take
politics out of
government and
put expertise
back in.'
Former Holmes Beach
Mayor Charlotte Long


member and mayor, told
commissioners she favors
the change.
"This should be taken into
consideration," Long said.
"Our city, with the budget it
has, should have a city man-
ager. We need to take politics
out of government and put ex-
pertise back in."
She has functioned un-
der both weak and strong
mayor systems, Long said.
"The downside of both
those forms of government
is that you cannot guaran-


tee an elected official has the experience, personal-
ity, dedication and expertise to do the job. The ad-
ministration of the city has become more compli-
cated every year. The city's administrator needs
more knowledge and education."
What would the mayor do if the city hired a man-
ager? asked Joy Courtney.
In the Town of Longboat Key, the mayor functions
as a member of the commission, replied Betty Hill.
"He's a figurehead and someone who signs the
documents," added Bob Jorgensen.
"What about the city clerk? Courtney asked. "With
an additional $40,000 employee I see a lessening of
responsibility for the clerk."
The clerk's duties would not change, replied City
Clerk Leslie Ford.
"A good city manager could probably save the city
his salary," Bill Saunders noted. "He might be able to
streamline certain operations of the city, and he could
keep the city from walking into areas where there might
be litigation.
"And I don't think any mayor has any idea of the
complexity of running this city. I think there are a lot
of federal and state requirements that have to be met
that only a city manager knows about. If you don't have
someone looking after that on an on going basis, you're
going to find yourself falling behind."
"How do you rate a mayor's effectiveness in that
area?" Courtney asked. "I don't see the track record
that would necessitate paying someone $40,000 to do
a job that is being done effectively by an individual
elected by the people and paid $8,000 a year."
She said the city clerk helps keep track of legisla-
tion that affects the city.
"It's a tremendous responsibility that has been
thrust upon me because of necessity, but it's not my
responsibility," Ford replied. "Someone has to be
aware of the federal and state mandates and make sure
we are complying with them. One person can't be re-
sponsible, especially without training."
Ford gave as an example the requirements of the
1989 comprehensive plan that were not met by the city.
"All those things have to be monitored by some-
PLEASE SEE MANAGER, NEXT PAGE


TRACEY MOYNIHAN CROWNED QUEEN


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
For the second year in a row, the Florida
Heritage Festival queen is a lovely, talented
and academically successful Island girl.
Tracey Jo-Ann Moynihan, 18, of Holmes
Beach, was crowned April 19 in front of hun-
dreds of people at the festival's colorful and
formal DeSoto Ball. She was chosen from a
field of 10 finalists selected from 100 young
women nominated by community leaders. She
previously reigned as the 1995 Manatee
County Fair queen.
Outgoing festival queen Jessica McGann
is also a Holmes Beach resident. She has
called her year as queen one of the most re-
warding opportunities in her 21 years.
Moynihan, the daughter of Patricia and
David Moynihan of Holmes Beach, will
spend the next year as a goodwill ambassa-
dor for Manatee County and the local festi-
val at area, state and national events. She
will also receive some scholarship money to
help in her pursuit of a career in broadcast
journalism.
Exhausted after the Friday night ball and
Saturday's Grand Parade, Moynihan said her
hope for the next year is "to represent Mana-
tee County well and to have a lot of fun."'
Among the qualities Moynihan says she
will give to her royal position are "an outgo--
irig personality, good morals and a good sense
of humor."
A graduate of Manatee High School,
Moynihan was named Outstanding Senior
Girl, voted the Most School Spirit winner,
won the Golden Herald Award in drama and
served on the homecoming and prom
queens' courts.
She was also vice president of student
government, president of the Inter Club Coun-
cil and the Drama Class, junior class president
and a varsity swimmer.
Moynihan presently attends Manatee
Community College and is a weekend as-
signment editor at WWSB-TV News 40 in
Sarasota.


Islander Tracey Moynihan, pictured dancing at the
Grand Ball with Hernando deSoto, Rick Harris, begins
her reign as the 1996 Florida Heritage Festival queen.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Carman


Fire damages Grooms Motors


An early morning fire on April 19 damaged
Grooms Motors at 5608 Marina Drive in Holmes
Beach, but the business remains open.
When firefighters arrived two minutes after the
3:47 a.m. alarm, they found fire and heavy smoke
coming from the rear of the building and flames
shooting through the roof. Attacking the fire from
the south side of the building, firefighters were able
to extinguish the blaze.


Heat from the fire at Grooms Motors in Holmes
Beach melted a TV set. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Fire Inspector Jane Guthrie.


Holmes Beach officers who responded to the fire
found the power lines behind the building popping and
smoke and fire blowing toward a residence. Officers
evacuated the residence, blocked the road and rerouted
traffic until the fire was contained.
Fire inspector Jane Guthrie said the fire was caused
by an electrical short. No dollar loss was given.
Owners hope to have the electricity restored and be
operational this week.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days ................................. 7
Island Poet .............. ................... ....... 12
Center auction ............................................ 14
Historical society ........................................ 16
Stir-it-up ................................................. 18
School Daze................................................ 21
Streetlife ................................................... 22
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 24
Real estate..................................................26
Crossword puzzle ........................... ............ 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


APRIL 25, 1996







IQ PAGE 2 N APRIL 25, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Ambulance service change plan screeches to halt


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A controversial plan to change ambulance service
to the Island is on hold.
The county's controversial plan for Peak Demand
Staffing, unveiled just weeks ago to Islanders, has been
put on hold for two years, announced County Admin-
istrator Ernie Padgett at a special Holmes Beach coun-
cil session last week.
"It became clear to me that we did run out too
quickly on this," Padgett said. "There's a lot of people
that are upset and scared and have real concerns about
this program. I'll recommend to the county commis-
sion to slow down the process. The only thing I ask is
don't get aggravated at your public officials for at-
tempting to look at things every way they can."
The announcement was greeted with cheers by crit-
ics of the plan; however, some vowed not to let up on
their efforts. Holmes Beach resident John
VanOstenbridge said he has 1,300 signatures on peti-
tions opposing the plan and he will continue gathering
signatures.
The PDS plan was introduced at a recent fire com-
mission meeting by the county's public safety director,
Mike Latessa. He said the county's fleet of 12 ambu-
lances will be on the road during times when there are
more calls. During slack times the number of ambu-
lances will be reduced and moved to more central lo-
cations.
"The goal is to decrease response time without
adding additional ambulances and personnel while in-
creasing employee productivity from 17 to 85 percent,"
Latessa said.
Critics maintained the system would result in in-
creased response times and decreased service for the
Island and other outlying areas that would lose their
ambulances at non-peak times.
In addition, they pointed out there were no public
meetings on the plan, it had not been fully researched
and there was no input from the county's other public
safety agencies.
"I'm convinced that PDS has a lot of merits, and it's
the way to go," Padgett explained. "We'll spend the next

City manager
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
one"she said. "A manager would have been on top of
that."
Jorgensen said he needs more data such as salaries,
duties, track records, turnover, and the like before
making a decision.
James Bell said residents he has talked to favor the
city manager form of government.
A former city manger will speak at the April 25
meeting and respond to commissioners' questions.
A second discussion centered around council ap-
proval of the city attorney.
"It doesn't say when the council shall approve the
appointment," Courtney noted. "The previous admin-
istration argued that the attorney was approved by
council when hired and new councils don't need to give
concurrence."
"You don't change the city attorney every two
years," protested Hill. "It would be a huge waste of
time."
"Our legal fees are, in essence, a huge uncontrolled
expense, plus there's the increase of that cost on an
hourly basis," Courtney said. "I feel it would be better
if there was a concurrence by council on a yearly ba-
sis."
If any member of council feels a department head
is not performing his duties, he or she can bring it up
at any time for discussion, Ford said.
If annual approval of council is required, the attor-
ney will want a contract and costs will escalate, said
Saunders.
The commission voted to recommend two charter
changes. One would require that the mayor and coun-
cil members live in the city.
The other was the addition of the word "current"
to Article IV (c): "Compensation. The council shall de-
termine the annual salary of the mayor by ordinance;
provided that no elected officer's salary or unaccount-
able expenses shall be increased during his/her (cur-
rent) term of office."
Commissioners are seeking input from former
elected officials and the public. Comments should be
submitted in writing to the city clerk.


year or two getting the information out, dialoging and
debating the issue. If the merits are there, then it will with-
stand the scrutiny. If the merits are not there, then it will
be time well spent for that to come to the surface."
Padgett also acknowledged the county has a level
of service problem and plans to purchase two ambu-
lances to improve service on the Island and north of the
Manatee River.
Latessa gave a presentation on PDS, then re-
sponded to questions from the council and audience.

Questions and observations
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said the system
makes sense to her, but she doesn't like the idea of
having roving posts instead of stations. She was refer-
ring to the portion of the plan that calls for moving
ambulances out of the stations where they are currently
located and placing them at posts throughout the
county.
Posts will be manned based on the time of day and
the day of the week. Posts will be located in the middle
of the distance to be covered, Latessa replied. Rather
than being passive and waiting for calls in stations,
EMS employees will be actively running calls. Posts
also eliminate the 1.43 seconds it takes for personnel
to get up, get dressed and get on the road.
"Would response time improve if all 12 ambu-
lances are kept in service all the time?" Councilman
Ron Robinson asked.
"You reach the point of having more resources
than you need," Latessa noted. "For the most part the
same stations are busy through the night. With PDS,
the vehicles will constantly be rotated through the hot
areas and the work load will be more equally dispersed
across the whole shift."
Councilman Don Maloney was skeptical that the
county's increase in population of 60,000 persons since
1989 was not considered the most important factor in
increased response time. Latessa had cited increased
traffic signalization and traffic volume as the most
important factors.
The county's median age is decreasing and the
younger population does not affect EMS service as much
as older people with chronic problems, Latessa said.
Maloney questioned Latessa's plan to increase


Tireless worker
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation honored member Eleanor Walker, seated
for her years of service to the church and the commu-
nity. As a 40-year Island resident, Walker has served in
many capacities at the Episcopal church including the
choir, vestry, and office. She designed the Memorial
Garden and Waterfall in front of the church in Holmes
Beach and has been instrumental in raising funds for
the Island Branch Library. Walker has also been active
on the boards of the Sarasota Symphony and the
Sarasota Opera. Celebrating Eleanor Walker Day with
the honoree are Phyllis Walthius, left, Agnes Didriksen
and Wilda Hansen. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Rosemary Carter


An unofficial report from emergency
workers who tended an early morning
crash in Holmes Beach on Sunday: 'It
would have been really bad for the driver
had the ambulance been stationed off the
Island really bad.'

employee productivity from 17 to 85 percent. Critics
have noted that Latessa is counting only the time em-
ployees are responding to a call it does not consider
the other duties they perform and that it is their job to
wait for emergency calls.
"It reminds me of my father who always wanted
my mother to give up the telephone because she only
used it two minutes a day," Maloney observed.
One weakness in the plan is that officials are try-
ing to predict the time and location of emergencies and
accidents, Mayor Bob VanWagnoner said.
"If your computer can tell me when I'm going to have
a heart attack, I want a print out," resident Jim Meena
added. "It bothers me that there will not be an ambulance
on the Island at certain hours. We're going to get from six
minutes to a half-hour response time. Don't sacrifice the
lives of county residents for the budget."

Options and actions
Several options to PDS were brought up at the
work session.
Robinson asked if the county could keep 12 ambu-
lances in service but try utilizing the posts for the peak
eight hours to see if response times decrease. Padgett
praised the idea and said it would be considered.
The Island is very similar to St. Pete Beach, said
former Manatee County paramedic Stan Kordecki who
now works as a firefighter paramedic there.
"We have a fire/paramedic unit on the island all the
time," he explained. "We have a private ambulance
company (for transport) and sometimes I wait 20 min-
utes for an ambulance to transport a person who is not
severely injured or critically ill. Then I am immediately
in service for another call.
"If that patient is critical and the ambulance is far
away, I have the means to transport that patient myself.
We're always covered. My response time is four min-
utes all the time."
The county's fire districts can provide advanced life
support (ALS) by requesting a certificate of necessity from
the county commission but supplies, manpower and op-
erating the service is expensive, Latessa said.
Fire Chief Andy Price said the fire district could
provide ALS service if the county returns the taxes its
residents pay for the service.
"Your local fire commission can establish the level
of service to determine the money needed to provide
the service in order to levy an assessment," Padgett
said. "The county won't levy the tax and hand over the
money. Any of this can be brought to the table."
A unified county-wide fire/rescue department would
provide the most effective service, but the state legislature
would have to be involved in the process, he added.
"There was a special act passed so the fire districts
could unite," pointed out VanOstenbridge, who is also
a fire commissioner. "Anna Maria was looking into
merging with Westside (fire district) at one time."
"Then if all the districts agreed to it, we could do
it on the local level," Padgett affirmed.
Price suggested four districts serving the north,
south, east and west areas of the county.
Whitmore said she is concerned about the fire dis-
tricts taking over the EMS service, because paramed-
ics get different kinds of experience by rotating around
the county.
"Why can't we, as fire districts, sit down with you
and tell you what we can do to help the situation?"
VanOstenbridge asked. "That's the way to solve this
problem. There has to be a way to work this out. We're
talking about lives."
In a meeting of the Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials last week, officials requested that the
fire district develop alternative solutions to PDS and
present them to the coalition.
To date, the Bradenton Beach City Council, Island
Democratic Club, Key Royale Homeowners Associa-
tion, Holmes Beach Civic Association, Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce and Save Anna Maria
have voted to oppose PDS.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 25, 1996 M PAGE 3 jj

Charrette: permits to build new bridge not possible


By Paul Roat
"It is clear that environmental permits cannot be
issued for a new bridge crossing Sarasota Bay unless:
Significant community support exists for the project;
Overwhelming NEED is clearly defined;
Significant TIME is devoted to reach a decision
on the appropriate improvements and on the process of
permitting, and;
Significant COST is incurred in the approval pro-
cess in construction."
The above recommendation, from the Orlando-
based consulting firm of Glatting Jackson, apparently
seals the fate of the oft-discussed new bridge crossing
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the Bay between Cortez and Sarasota.
A day-long technical workshop, called a charrette,
provided regional transportation planners with a
glimpse of what hurdles would have to be overcome to
build a new bridge to alleviate traffic congestion and
improve hurricane evacuation on the barrier islands.
Participants in the March 6 workshop agreed need
of the bridge must be proven before applying for any
permits. That need is not evident in any of the nine
comprehensive plans that encompass the bridge area.
Also, environmental impacts the bridge could create
were deemed serious by the group.
Members of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan


Planning Organization received the consultant report,
drafted by Tim Jackson, Monday. The report will go
to citizen and technical advisory committees of the
MPO for review and comment, then come back to the
MPO for probable acceptance in the next few months.
Several members of the MPO were ready to ac-
cept the report and put the bridge issue aside on
Monday, though.
"The question was, can we build a bridge?"
Longboat Key Mayor Bob Drohlich said. "We got a
consultant, got the permitting agencies together, and
came back with a definite answer no, we can't build
the bridge. We need to put this subject to rest."
Islanders have long lobbied for another bridge link-
ing the mainland with the barrier islands. Bradenton
Beach resident Jim Kissick, a participant in the charrette,
is an ardent supporter of a new bridge from 53rd Avenue
to a point just south of Leffis Key at Coquina Beach as a
way to relieve beachgoing traffic congestion.



Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
4/24, 6:30 p.m., Charter Review Board
4/30, 1 p.m., Committee to review
employee manual
4/26, 7 p.m., Special council session to
interview building official candidates
5/1, 6:30 p.m., Charter Review Board

Holmes Beach
4/25, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
4/25, 2 p.m., Charter Review Commission
4/26, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
5/2, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
5/2, 2 p.m., Charter Review Commission

Of Interest
4/25, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, Bradenton Beach City Hall.


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10] PAGE 4 0 APRIL 25, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

'Dining out' may have new meaning in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
If patio dining is your cup of tea, there's relief in
sight.
Holmes Beach residents and visitors may be
able to dine in the sun and under the stars in
the near future if council approves a change
in the city's land development code.
Despite protests from neighbors of
Crabby Bill's and the Anna Maria Island
Centre shops, council last week agreed to
send a draft ordinance submitted by Coun-
cilwoman Carol Whitmore to the city at-
torney. Once the attorney's draft is com-
plete, it will come to another work session
for discussion.
Whitmore said the request for a
change was brought to her by Paradise
Bagels in the Anna Maria Island Centre.
The owner put tables outside for smokers
but was cited by the code enforcement of-
ficer, because the land development code
prohibits outdoor dining.
"I'm trying to help make this a community
that I want to live in," Whitmore explained. "I don't
want it to be sterile like Longboat Key. I want to be
able to go to a restaurant, sit outside and enjoy my
food."
Cindy Thompson of Paradise Bagels said she has
500 signatures of customers who favor outdoor dining.
Whitmore's ordinance included the following restric-
tions:
No alcoholic beverages will be served.
Outside seating is to be included in the total
amount of seating allowed for the restaurant.
Tables must be brought inside the restaurant af-
ter 10 p.m.
No objects are permitted around tables that would
create a physical barrier discouraging use of public
access.
No tables or chairs shall block the pedestrian right
of way.
There will be no outdoor entertainment. Piped


music will comply with the noise ordinance.
All lighting shall be shielded so the light falls
within the property line.
Whitmore said she included the alcohol restriction
at council's request, but she has no problem with res-
taurants serving alcohol outside.
Councilman Ron Robinson agreed with Whitmore on
the alcohol but asked that the piped music be eliminated.
No alcohol and no music, Council Chairman Luke
Courtney maintained.
The council should not consider outside dining
until it settles the issue of loud music from bars that
disturbs residents, Councilwoman Billie Martini said.
Outdoor dining will create noise every time the door is
opened to serve people outside, she said.


Mayor Bob VanWagoner agreed with Martini and
added, "We don't want to open too many other doors
that will cause us enforcement problems. There is an
increase in entertainment noise that must be addressed,
and we are going to strengthen our ordinance on
noise level and distance."
Resident Mary Strickland said neighbors
of Shell's are constantly plagued by trash and
debris created by the restaurant, and neigh-
bors must pick it up.
"We're fighting them and the Anchor Inn
and now you're going to add another place,"
she protested. "What are we supposed to do
spend our lives fighting to live here?"
Judy Titsworth, a neighbor of Crabby
Bill's, said, "They do what they want and
I'm the one who has to call the police. They
have outdoor car shows with DJs, hot air bal-
loons, Privateers' Thieves Markets, and most
of it is not permitted."
VanWagoner noted that Crabby Bill's
will come before the code enforcement board
on April 26 regarding the problems Titsworth
pointed out.
John Rigney said walking through a cloud of
smoke created by outdoor diners is unpleasant.
Sean Murphy, owner of the Beach Bistro, cau-
tioned council about using the word serving when al-
coholic beverages are concerned, because some restau-
rants give alcohol away with meals. He also noted that
upscale restaurants will be more affected by the alco-
hol restriction because many of their diners want to
have a glass of wine or a beer with their meals.
"If you say you're not going to allow any alcohol at
all, what you're saying is only marginal operators are al-
lowed to serve dinner outside," he said. "If you want an
ordinance for people who want to have bagels, breakfast
and lunch, then that's what you've got If you want a re-
sponsible individual serving dinners outside, that person
probably has to be serving beer and wine with it"
He suggested linking the serving of alcohol to a
percentage. For example, the restaurant must serve a
certain percentage of food in order to serve alcohol.


Commission reverses pool variance vote


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Mary and David Westerman of 103 Tern Drive,
Anna Maria, will be allowed to take a dip in a pool at
their residence after all.
By a 4-to-1 vote April 17, the city commission re-
versed its previous week's denial of a front-yard vari-
ance to build the pool. One end of the proposed pool
will lie 15 feet 6 inches from the front property line
instead of the required 20 feet.
The action came at a special meeting. Commis-
sioners had voted 3-to-2 against the variance April 9,
at which time Mrs. Westerman requested a reconsid-
eration. Confusion over parliamentary procedure for
reconsideration of a smotion led to the special session.
In between those two meetings, a first visit to the
property by Commissioner Robert McElheny and new
code information that came to light appeared to work
in favor of the Westermans' request.
McElheny and Commissioner George McKay re-
versed their previous no votes, joining Vice Mayor
Doug Wolfe and Mayor Chuck Shumard in okaying the
variance. Commissioner Elaine Burkly remained op-
posed. The planning and zoning board had recom-
mended approval by a 6-to-0 vote.
Discussion during the 40-minute special session was


People charged with driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs and ordered to serve com-
munity service as part of their fine may now serve
out their sentence in Bradenton Beach.
Council members there unanimously agreed to
spend $350 in liability insurance to allow up to 10
people at one time to work in the city. Duties to be
performed include basic cleaning in the city's public
buildings, washing police cars, cleaning the beaches
and picking up trash from parks and sidewalks.


occasionally heated, like the commission's previous re-
view. Residents Diane and Charles Canniff expressed
"confusion" about city setback rules, twice prompting city
attorney Jim Dye to remark that "the proceeding may be
starting to drift" from the issue at hand.
Mrs. Westerman accused Burkly of "personal
problems" and said, "Your personal feelings are affect-
ing your judgment in that seat."
Burkly said she "vowed to be a watchdog for the
community" when elected in February. Her opposition
to the variance was based on what she feels is a lack of
hardship and her belief that the pool could be smaller,
thereby meeting the 20-foot setback.
The proposed pool is 14 feet wide and varies in
length from 22 to 32 feet.
Westerman said the pool is already 75 percent of
"standard size," the hardship is in the way the property and
house lie, preventing placement elsewhere, and existing
trees will block sight of the pool from the street.
"I feel that we've met all of the city's qualifications
for this variance," he said.
The meeting began with a unanimous vote to re-
consider the variance. Dye said the reconsideration was
"proper."
Planning board Chairman Tom Turner was the first
to speak. He said language from amended zoning laws


Judges typically set a certain number of hours
for DUI offenders to work in order to fulfill their
community service requirements. However, as
most drinking-and-driving offenders also lose their
driver's licenses, travel off the Island for Islanders
become a problem.
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher said the city at
one time had a community service program in
place, but insurance costs caused the city to drop
out of the program.


passed in February exempts "pervious" wood decking
around pools from having to meet setbacks. He reiter-
ated his board's unanimous vote, saying, "There was
no other place on the property the pool could go."
Burkly went through a one-page written objection
to the variance, ultimately asking for a new plan that
meets the setback.
McElheny said he viewed the property from all sides
and spoke with several of the Westermans' neighbors.
"All of my original objections are no longer objec-
tions," he said.
The Canniffs had several questions about the side
setback, which had been part of the initial application.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the pool
meets the 7-foot side setback that existed when the
house was built in 1983 and he had previously forgot-
ten that the decking did not need the variance.
Turner responded several times to questions and
comments from Mrs. Canniff.
When Shumard said he thought there had been
enough discussion, Mrs. Canniff rose again.
"You're very cordial in inviting us to to meetings,"
she said, "but now you're saying I can't keep asking
until I understand."
Charnock repeated that the side yard was not an
issue in this case.
McElheny then moved to approve the pool, with a
second by Wolfe. The meeting was adjourned after the
vote.
Having stepped from the commission table, Burkly
then spoke in a loud voice, first stating that her remarks
were "off the record." All commissioners but Wolfe
were still in the chambers, as were eight audience
members.
Burkly said, "It was said to me this week and it
came from someone here that if people have money
they should get a variance. I think it's the wrong ap-
proach and I think it impacted the vote."
As others began to comment, Dye spoke up.
"Folks, if the meeting is going to go on after adjourn-
ment, you need to reopen."
With that, the discussion ended.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 25, 1996 M PAGE 5 ~l]

Victoria's owners bring experience south


The recently renovated
Victoria's apartments
turned the Dunwoodys'
Florida dream into
reality. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of John
Dunwoody.


The owners of Victoria's on the Gulf--the former
Aida Beach Apartments at 201 35th St., Holmes Beach
- are no strangers to the hospitality business.
For the past 15 years, Donna and John Dunwoody
operated a Victorian bed-and-breakfast inn in the
oceanfront village of Cape May, N.J., possibly the first
seashore resort community in the United States.
Visitors to Florida since 1982, the Dunwoodys
envisioned restoring a resort down south as they had
with an 1872 "cottage" in Cape May.
Tucked away off the main thoroughfare with un-
obstructed views of the Gulf, Aida Beach vintage
1960 caught their eye.
They renovated inside and out to capture the charm
and character of tropical villas constructed in the 1920s
and '30s, with enhancements reminiscent of the keys
in the mid-1800s.
Victoria's is so named, says John Dunwoody, "not
because it is a Victorian building but rather an attitude,
a statement of times past revitalized."


Chamber asks: is tourism declining?


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner spoke for
five minutes at the start of the April 17 Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce board meeting.
First and Second Vice Presidents Don Howard and T.
Dolly Young quickly jotted down questions for the mayor,
but President Bob Hinds stressed that "there wouldn't be
time for questions. This is an introduction only."
VanWagoner mentioned "concern about the
changing environment, for example the persistent red
tide and the texture and width of our beaches."
Expressing uncertainty about the effects, the mayor
said, "The last thing I want to see is small businesses
having trouble keeping afloat."
Later in the two-hour session, Hinds returned to
VanWagoner's comments. Asking if the Chamber's
Accommodations Committee could get some data,
Hinds said, "I don't know how everyone's doing."
"To me," said Howard, a resort owner, "in the last
15 years there's been a decline." He discussed chang-
ing trends in vacationers' activity desires, including
less time on the beach and more time playing golf.
Visitors are finding a lot to do off the Island, he said.
Director David Vande Vrede, a real estate agent,
said the comments he's heard indicate that "generally
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people couldn't get out with the weather up north. But
we're seeing an extended season."
He said red tide is an issue as is "a dwindling num-
ber of accommodations" due to a decrease in rentals of
homes and condominiums. He referred to "pressure
from city governments and condo associations" to cur-
tail rentals.
"There's a lot of people out there," said Vande
Vrede. "We need to provide an atmosphere to attract
them."
Young, also a real estate agent, suggested that the
Chamber seek ways to give businesses "a better outlet
to us" and take stands on issues affecting not only the
business community but all Islanders.
Despite the "perception of special interests," said
Young, "This thing goes full circle and affects all of
us."
Businesses and residents must understand, said
Young, "that if we can't afford to support ourselves, we
will all pay in terms of capital improvements and spe-
cial taxes."
Howard said, "The beginning of this Island was not
residential, it was vacation. Tourism was the beginning
and that's one part the governments out here keep for-
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the business and residential communities," said Hinds.
In other business, the board agreed that last
month's decision to eliminate full publication of board-
meeting minutes in the newsletter in favor of "high-
lights" was a good move. The board also decided in
March that the executive board meet monthly prior to
the full board meeting, forwarding recommendations to
the rest of the directors.
Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman reported
a profit of $1,246 from the March 30 "Flavors of the
Island," up slightly from last year's $1,168 profit. Next
year's event will be Feb. 8 and an increase in restau-
rant sales commission from this year's 10 percent is
being considered, at the suggestion of several partici-
pating restaurants, said Brockman.
Brockman and a representative from the Heisman
Fine Art Gallery presented a proposal for an art-auction
fundraiser next year with a goal of about $10,000. The
executive board will also discuss other income-produc-
ing events such as a golf tournament, an antique car
show and a casino.
The board also agreed to print another Island map
and advertising circular which earned the Chamber
$5,869 last year. Due to decreased ad set-up charges,
Brockman said the potential earnings from the next
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Aah, public land
We all can appreciate what our forefathers set forth and
set aside for everyone to enjoy from Yellowstone to the
Everglades National Forest in the public trust
On Anna Maria Island and in the immediate area we
have much to be thankful for. There's Egmont Key of
course, the recently reclaimed Leffis Key and there are
two grand public beach facilities.
In the 1970s, Islanders were remiss over a lost op-
portunity to acquire Perico Island when developers won
out over environmentalists.
Longboat Key residents fought a hard-won battle to
earn state and town funding to buy Sister Keys in the
bay adjacent to the north end of that island. Their vic-
tory came just as Anna Maria began to scratch the sur-
face of bureaucracy in 1992 in a renewed, oft-heard plea
for the state or anyone to purchase Bean Point for
a nature preserve.
Real estate signs went up on the lots on both sides
of a city-owned walkover at Bean Point and citizens
besieged then Mayor Ray Simches to "do something."
To no avail. The lots were finally sold at auction and
construction is ongoing there.
Certainly Bradenton Beach has seized opportuni-
ties, Gulffront and bayside, where two parks were dedi-
cated within just the past two years.
We may seem to be harping over the spending of the
three Island cities' windfall funding for infrastructure, the
result of a share of a county-wide school tax but...
If only officials in each of the cities would look
around them for opportunities to purchase open spaces,
lots on the Gulf or bay that will imminently fall to de-
velopment, they too may be admired by future genera-
tions for the mere vision of providing an unimpeded
view of something as simple as a sunset.
It doesn't take a real estate agent, a banker or a ge-
nius to look around and see the opportunities. They're
so few.
How do you spell respect?
It doesn't take a tree-hugging environmentalist to
appreciate what we have either. Just before Easter, we
saw such atrocities as a visitor to the Anna Maria City
Pier tossing a plastic ketchup bottle into the bay a
sure killer of a turtle or dolphin if there ever was one.
Just this weekend, we were confronted with driv-
ers (three cars within a span of 15 minutes) who ig-
nored barriers at Bean Point and drove nearly 50 yards
across the sea oats and the pedestrian path to park and
unload at the base of the walkover.
How do we impart the value of our simple trea-
sures to our visitors?
How about an Island-wide visitor/rental car tax to
fund additional land purchases and accompanying signage
to alert everyone to our sensitive environment?



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Snowbirds and tourists
contribute to community
You know a lot has been bandied about lately con-
cerning "snowbirds" and "tourists" and I would like to
add my two cents worth.
The two words are not synonymous.
Snowbirds in my mind are our winter residents.
They live here part of every year. They are a part of our
community. Tourists, on the other hand, are visiting for
a short period of time and may or may not return again
depending on how welcome we have made them feel.
At Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach, we are now
bidding good-bye to quite a number of snowbirds. They
are good friends. Some of them have been volunteers in
the library for the last four or five months. Many more of
them are our patrons and, while I am sorry to see them go,
I know they will be back. These people are valuable mem-
bers of our community they care, they participate and
they are very much appreciated.
More and more tourists are discovering our library as
a place to find current novels to while away the less pleas-
ant of our winter days. They pay their dollar, they read our
books, and I hope they have been made to feel welcome.
These people may become snowbirds eventually and I
hope they too become a part of our community.
Hurry back folks. It's awful quiet without you!
Mollie Sandberg, Bradenton Beach

Island entrance enhanced
by new marina
What a marvelous surprise!
After being away from home for almost two years,
I literally came to a dead stop in the middle of the
Cortez bridge when I saw the new Bradenton Beach
Marina. What a re-birth. What a visually beautiful in-
troduction to our Island!
And to think, I was one of the short-sighted few
who did not support Mr. Bazzy's development plan.
Well, now I take my hat off to him. Bazzy has
given us an attractive new front door which is equally
as beautiful at night.
Many thanks to Bazzy for his vision and for his
extensive investment in our Island.
William Phipps, Bradenton Beach


Grab a table, Grab a beer
Outside dining should be here!
What a wonderful change to have our government
considering a proposition to expand our rights instead
of the usual restricting them year after year, limit-
ing our every action.
I feel the addition of patio dining, sidewalk-type cafe
atmospheres, and umbrella tables would be a real pleasure
to be enjoyed by the people of Holmes Beach. As a world
traveler, this is one of the things we enjoy most.
Most areas of Florida and the U.S. enjoy outdoor din-
ing. Many of us enjoy sitting outside our homes. Why not
allow us the right to sit outside our restaurants? Being
outside is one of the reasons many of us came to Florida.
Weather permitting, I have noticed the outside tables al-
ways fill before the inside, leaving me to believe our citi-
zens prefer sitting outside, as they do around the world.
However, if you do not allow a glass of wine or a
beer to be served with a meal, you will prevent those
who prefer a beverage with their meal this enjoyment.
It makes no sense to allow some beverages to be served
only in one part of a restaurant. Let us try real outside
dining the way it is done everywhere. It's a shame so
many of us have to go to Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria
City, or even Longboat Key to eat outside. Besides,
there are very few locations who could avail them-
selves of this privilege or for that matter would want to.
I see no problem.
Finally, no one is forced to sit outside so if you do
not like the idea, then don't do it. But do not restrict the
rights of the rest of us. There is nothing wrong with
trying things, if it doesn't work then change it Some
of the best things in the world were started by trial. It's
time to get away from being ultra-conservative and
backward.
Clark and Barbara Leips, Holmes Beach

Islander article meant a lot
Thank you for republishing Wheeler Davis's ar-
ticle on the frigate bird.
It meant a lot to our family and we appreciate your
thoughtfulness.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 15, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


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LUSITANIA SUNK BY A SUBMARINE, PROBABLY 1,260 DEAD;
TWICE TORPEDOED OFF IRISH COAST; SINKS IN 15 MINUTES;
CAPT. TURNER SAVED, FROHMAN AND VANDERBILT MISSING;
WASHINGTON BELIEVES THAT A GRAVE CRISIS IS AT HAN1
Washington D eply St" eeral Hundred S









The "Lusitania" disaster marked the beginning of the end of Will Bean's dreams
for Anna Maria Beach.

A CALAMITOUS YEAR


On a clear day in May of 1915, the
British luxury ship "Lusitania" was hit
by three torpedoes fired by a German
submarine and sank off the coast of Ire-
land. It took 1,198 souls to their death in
a matter of 10 minutes, including 128
Americans.
The event sent a chill up America's
spine. For the first time American citi-
zens realized that they were in danger of
becoming embroiled in the terrible war
in Europe. And it would not be a "piece
of cake" like the country's first foreign
adventure, the Spanish-American War
of 1898.
The effect on the communities of
Tampa Bay was immediate. The boom
times Gulf coast developers had been
enjoying suddenly evaporated. It
seemed folks were not in the mood to
loll in the Florida sunshine when the
black clouds of war were on the horizon.
The summer season that year was
the worst for Anna Maria Beach since it
opened in 1911. Will Bean had hoped
for an upturn in business in the 1915-16
winter season. But a local calamity did
him in.
Late one chilly night in October the
homestead his father had built in 1894
caught fire and was totally destroyed.
An "obituary" appeared in the
Tampa Tribune a few days later:
"The burning of the old Bean fam-
ily home at Anna Maria Beach, news of
which reached The Tribune yesterday,
will be learned with a great deal of re-
gret by many Tampans. Around 1888
George Emerson Bean, father of Post-
master G.W. Bean, moved from Tampa
to his homestead on Anna Maria Key,


George Wilhelm Bean


where he lived until about the time of
his death.
"The Bean home was a favorite
place for many Tampans to spend their
vacations, and the house, which no
longer marks the homestead, was the
site of many a happy occasion. Parties
who visited the beach made this home
their favorite rendezvous, and it was
there that quite a number of Tampa's
prominent men met the fair ladies who
afterwards became their wives.
"The place has for many years
been a landmark, and all government
charts of the Gulf coast show the Bean
house on the north end of Anna Maria
Key.
"For a number of years, the house
has only been used by camping parties,
but when the property was sold to the
Anna Maria Beach Company, which
has been developing the north end of
Anna Maria Key into a year-round re-
sort, the house was all rebuilt and
rented to Mr. P.T. McGriff, who ran it
as a boarding house at the time it was
burned. The fire occurred in the night
and there being no available water
nearby, the house and contents were
lost in their entirety.
"When asked if the company in-
tended rebuilding the house, Mr. Bean,
who is president of the Anna Maria
Beach Company, stated that they
would not do so at present, as they are
confining their development work to
that part of their property which they
have already subdivided further down
the island, but within the next year all
of the waterfront property will be im-
proved, and a number of buildings
erected near the site of the old Bean
home."
The fact is, the heyday of the Anna
Maria Beach Resort had passed. The
party was over for Bean. He and his
partners split up in 1916. C.M. Roser
foreclosed on Bean's mortgage and by
1917 when the United States dc-
clared war on Germany he was
bankrupt.
He lost everything. His money, his
property and his good reputation., is
dream was in ruins, and so was his 20-
year marriage to the girl he had wooed
and won in the year of the Spanish-
American War.

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Cortez hangs on despite adversity


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez lives.
Despite its obituaries in press and in gossip, the old
fishing village is alive.
It is a changed and changing Cortez. Gone is the
bustle of a vibrant waterfront, stilled by a ban on gill
nets. Where not long ago five big fish houses processed
the daily catches of dozens of boats, only one hangs on.
A.P. Bell is the last holdout and it is nip and tuck
whether it goes on in its present life, with the decision
partly up to the Internal Revenue Service.
That the net ban has brought drastic changes to the
old village is painfully obvious to those who are part
of its history and part of its changes.
Trigger Mora, born 52 years ago one house north
of where he lives now, has turned his fishing boat over
to a son who is struggling to make a living with it. Blue
Fulford, who "took my first steps in this village" and
fished all his life, likewise turned his boat over to a son.
Casting a large hand-thrown net for mullet pays a
few sturdy men "about minimum wage," but it is rated
a young man's trade although "Runt and Grunt,"
Frank and Milton Clark, are castnetting in their 70s.

Fish houses of the future?
The Bell fish house and the one next door may be
even now charting the course to the Cortez of the fu-
ture, with a new generation taking over and remolding
the town.
Karen Bell of the A.P. Bell family bought Star Fish
Co. from Allen Garner, last of another old Cortez fam-
ily to own Star. She says she will continue to retail sea-
food from the store Garner ran, and add new lines and
perhaps open a restaurant there.
Walter Bell, her father and president of A.P. Bell,
acknowledges he has talked with Anthony DeFeo, new
restaurateur on the Gulf coast who has been shopping
for a facility to store and process seafood.
"We're looking into the tax situation," Bell said.
"There's no sense selling and giving it all to Uncle
Sam. If I have to sit here and starve with or without the
plant, might as well be with it."
Bell is doing half the business it did before the net
ban went into effect last July, he said. "And the bills are


A garage sale fee in Bradenton Beach lurched one
step closer to being a thing of the past last week.
Bradenton Beach City Council members passed on
first reading a law that would abolish the $25 fee for up
to three yard sales a year in the city. The vote was 4-1,
with Vice Mayor Connie Drescher opposing the
change.
The council will hold a public hearing and final
reading on the ordinance May 9.
Council members last year passed an occupational
fee ordinance that set up the fee schedule for garage
sales. When Mayor Leroy Arnold took office in De-
cember, he vowed to do away with the fee, citing that


still 100 percent."
The old Fulford fish operation, down the water-
front from Bell and Star, is leased to Bell until June.
Sigma, which had a sizable business in Cortez, has
most of its facilities up for sale except the main plant
at St. Petersburg, says Mora.
Sale of the last working fish house "would cer-
tainly change things," Walter Bell says, and Mora says
"it would really hurt Cortez." Not only would it mean
the jobs of the 26 employees there, but commercial
fishermen would have no market south of St. Peters-
burg.

It's hard on people
It's already hard on the last fishing generation, and
in some ways harder on the younger people.
Joe Tupin is out of fishing after 40 years, and will
"just drift along and see what comes." His son loves
fishing, he says, but left it to work for Tropicana.
Blue Fulford, who lost a leg to fishing years ago,
grieves for the youngsters. He knows fishing as "a call-
ing, something you have to do when you come up in a
fishing family.
"This time of year when the wind smells just right,
you know it's time for mackerel. In the fall, when you


Enterprise zone proposed for village


Having done its worst to destroy Cortez, the
state now is contemplating action to help the vil-
lage.
Voters took the first destructive step in 1994 by
approving a ban on inshore gill net fishing, the
staple of the old fishing village's economy.
Then the state disastrously shorted the fisher-
men on paying for nets it had agreed to purchase to
partially relieve the economic losses. Fishermen
took that matter to court, where it is still hanging
fire.
Legislation by State Sen. John McKay (R-.
Bradenton) is designed to help by letting Cortez be-
come an "enterprise zone," the senator said.
His action was in the form of an amendment to the
Senate's economic development bill, which awaits fi-
nal passage. No such provision has been included in
the House version of the legislation. Its adoption by
the Senate, however, would make it subject to Senate-
House conference to iron out differences in the two


bodies' bills and McKay said he believes he could
hold his amendment intact in the final legislation.
Most other areas hurt by the net ban are in
counties of less than 20,000 population and may be
designated enterprise zones by the state. It takes an
act of the Legislature to make Cortez eligible, since
it is in a much larger county.
The enterprise program is designed to spur
economic development in depressed areas. It offers
companies incentives, mainly in tax credits and tax
exemptions, for locating in the zone and bringing
jobs there, explained Eric Maclure, Senate Com-
merce Committee analyst.
Karen Bell of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez said
including the village in such a program "would
really help our company, for one."
She said it also would "encourage companies
to come to the shoreline to do business. And maybe
it would help convince big companies to donate to
a nonprofit maritime museum here."


it may be a hardship for some residents.
Drescher said she did not oppose doing away with
the yard sale fee but was concerned that the practice
some residents have of holding the sales every week-
end would pose a problem with neighbors.
"I've talked to council members in Holmes Beach,
and they are planning to charge $5 for garage sale
signs," Drescher said.
Other council members agreed that some control
on the frequency of yard sales should be addressed by
the city, but made no recommendations as to what form
that control would take.
The May 9 council meeting begins at 7 p.m.


Lifelong commercial
fisher Trigger Mora has
turned his boat over to his
son and has for the most
part given up fishing due
to the ban on inshore gill
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smell the cool and your tail starts wiggling you know
it's time to head for the pass where the mullet lay eggs.
"You get like the fish themselves. There's nothing
like it."
Some of the young Cortez men mow lawns or do
odd jobs to hang on, he says, while others go farther to
sea. R.L. Guthrie, for one, got his captain's papers and
skippers a 73-footer servicing oil rigs off Louisiana.
Cortez wonders when or if he'll be back.
Karen Bell, assistant manager of A.P. Bell and a
major warrior against the net ban, says the younger
men of Cortez "are bitter that this has happened. It
takes a toll on family life."

Here to stay
Alcee Taylor, who has spent all but two of his 73
years here, and others hope the ban will be reversed and
commercial gillnetting reinstated. But "the net ban is
here forever," is the opinion of Tom Wallin, former
member of the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission
and now on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management
Council.
The sports fishing interests sold the gill net ban to
the voters as an ecological matter, saying that doing
away with commercial netting inshore would help re-
store depleted fisheries.
Whether it is working depends on who is talking.
Sports fishermen and fishing guides say it is.
Wallin snorts, "Sure, and there also would be more
fish if recreational fishing were banned."
There is no evidence yet one way or the other, says
Dr. Randy Edwards of Mote Marine Laboratory. John
Stevely agrees. "It's way too early to tell," Stevely, the
marine extension agent for the area, says. "Some fish
have life cycles of years. We might know then."
So far the effects of the net ban have been strictly
on people.
Whatever kind of place Cortez ends up being,
"there will be no condos, period," promises Mary
Fulford Green, descendant of Capt. Billy Fulford, who
helped found the village more than 100 years ago.
"Cortez is not for sale," she says. "Most of the
people here own their houses and will go on living in
them."
She was instrumental in getting Cortez on the Na-
tional Register of Historic Places, with all the protec-
tion accorded an historic site. And its Manatee County
designation as an Historic Neighborhood further pro-
tects it from condo-ization.

Cultural tourism
Ms. Green feels that "cultural tourism" is a large
part of Cortez' means of survival. She wants to convert
the family's deserted fish house to the Florida Institute
for Saltwater Heritage. And she has plans for public
purchase of the old school building at the east end of
the village and making it a museum and tourist wel-
coming and information facility, plus community cen-
ter.
So there are those huge fish houses, great physical
assets seeking a use. There are the dynamic Ms. Bell
with business plans and dynamic Ms. Green with cul-
tural tourism plans. And in this picturesque place are
all those picturesque Cortez characters, enough to cast
a dozen movies.
All this points to attracting others to this one-of-a-
kind village.
Cortez' future may well be in just being Cortez.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 25, 1996 N PAGE 9 eJ

Budget in black at six-month mark


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The city of Anna Maria's $940,000 budget for
1995-96 remains in the black midway through the fis-
cal year.
The bottom line as of March 31: revenues of
$573,025 are running ahead of expenditures, $422,481,
by more than $150,000.
The city commission gathered for a six-month re-
view in an informal, one-hour workshop April 17. Dis-
cussion centered on a few expense items that were al-
ready in the red some that were unforeseen and,
some that may be better placed in a different category.
A line item for part-time-help that was budgeted at
$6,000 has already run up to $13,588, but is not ex-
pected to double by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year,
said Public Works Director Phil Charnock.
Charnock said most of the overrun was due to the
employment of a third maintenance man who is no


longer with the city. The rest of the funds cover a 32-
hour-a-week clerical assistant for the department.
Charnock does expect that position to remain and it was
suggested that a specific line item be created in next
year's budget.
Among other items in the red are surveys, budgeted
at $2,500, with spending to date at $5,545; city im-
provements/beautification, $1,500 budgeted, $3,036
spent; and the contingency fund, $7,400 budgeted,
$7,998 spent.
Charnock explained that commission-requested
projects like a survey of beach accesses and work on
Gulf Boulevard, plus drainage surveys, have added to
that account.
Mayor Chuck Shumard agreed that "everything
requires surveys these days. We'll have to look at the
figure more closely for next year."
City Clerk and Treasurer Peg Nelson said replace-
ment of two pavilions at the end of the City Pier was


added to the beautification category. Expenses for last
fall's Homecoming Festival and the more than $3,000
spent on a mailer and forum prior to the beach
renourishment referendum in February accounted for
the contingency figure, she said.
In addition, a planned $7,200 audit of city finances
ended up costing $7,500; election expenses ran $312
more than expected at $2,512; and replacement of the
city's fax machine, $1,789, was not anticipated.
Charnock said he and his staff had looked hard at
the public works budget trying to determine what
could be accomplished by the end of September and
he believed there was about $45,000 that could be freed
up from his budget to help balance out the negative
accounts.
Shumard, Nelson and Charnock will be going over
those items in the next weeks.
Copies of the budget, with monthly updates, are
available from Nelson at City Hall.


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Police officers in Bradenton Beach will continue to
be allowed to take their patrol cars home at the end of
their patrol shifts.
Bradenton Beach City Council members, after
hearing a report from Councilman Gail Cole, agreed
the policy was sound and should be continued.
Cole investigated the practice at the urging of
Mayor Leroy Arnold, who questioned if the city
couldn't save money by keeping the police
department's nine cars at the police department during
hours they were not in use.
Cole researched the maintenance records of police
vehicles in the cities of Longboat Key, Holmes Beach,
Bradenton and Palmetto. He compared the figures in
those four cities with Bradenton Beach, factoring in
man hours involved in police officers performing main-
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Banzhaf exhibit
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The Longboat Key Art Center presented
awards for the Banzhaf All Media Exhibit at a re-
cent opening reception.
Best of Show winner William Jensen received a
$500 award. Other winners are Char Lee
Schaufelberger, first place; Harold Winer, second
place; Marcia Gillham, third place; Elizabeth
Christensen, miniature painting award; and Alice
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By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Acting as a search committee, the executive board
of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
advertising for someone to permanently fill the paid
position of executive director.
Board member Mary Ann Brockman has filled in
as executive director since mid-January when former
executive Darcy Lee Marquis left the job.
Chamber President Bob Hinds said at the time that
Marquis resigned. Marquis maintains that she was
fired without notice.
Brockman, who is being paid $10 per hour, origi-
nally agreed to fill in for 90 days. Thirty-day reviews
first by the whole Chamber board and most recently
by the executive board have been positive.
Brockman told The Islander Bystander April 18
that she will remain in the position until a permanent
executive director is found, however long that takes.
She currently has a non-voting status on the board.
Advertisments for the job seek a "person with
dynamic leadership, communication and organization
skills" at a salary range of $18,000 to $22,000 annu-
ally. Resumes should be sent to the Chamber by April
30.
Chamber Treasurer Tom Nelson told the board
April 17 that the executive committee is now in the
process of writing a job description for the executive
director's position.
The previous lack of such a description and Janu-
ary events surrounding Marquis's termination were
among reasons cited in a March resignation letter sub-
mitted by board member Nita Schotsch.
Then the newest member of the board, Schotsch
said she was "experiencing a moral and ethical di-
lemma" and "was spending far too much energy wor-
rying about these issues" to continue as a board mem-
ber.
"The public relations of this board are in
shambles," Schotsch wrote. "This board twice re-
leased information to the local press that was not true."
Schotsch said Hinds "misrepresented facts" in
January about Marquis's removal and in February
Brockman told the press that "our board decided not
to release" a copy of a mailed questionnaire regarding
the proposed megabridge at Manatee Avenue.
"This is not true," Schotsch said of the mailer. "A
minority decided this Chamber position."
She further cited "concern" about "honesty, stra-


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Mayor Bob VanWagoner appointed three new
members and reappointed two current members to the
city's code enforcement board last week.
New members are Bruce Churchill, Joseph Bracken
and Joan Perry. Reappointees are Art Ballman and Alfred
Hobiltzell. Two vacancies remain to be filled to replace

Club starts Island
beautification program
Members of the Island Garden Club got a jump on
their plans for the club's 1996-97 beautification pro-
gram for Anna Maria Island.
The members recently planted low maintenance,
native Florida plants on the grounds at Anna Maria
Elementary School.
The club's goals for next year's program include
public seminars, native plant sales and an Island Gar-
den Tour.
Interested persons, members or not, should con-
tact Sabine Buehler at 778-4229.


Oops
An article in the April 4 issue of The Islander
Bystander misquoted former Bradenton Beach
Mayor Katie Pierola. She said of current Mayor
Leroy Arnold that she had heard reports that he is
not performing the duties of office.


Vacation Guide gets
silver 'Addy'
The 1995-96 Anna Maria Island Vacation
Guide published by the Island Chamber of Com-
merce has received a 1996 Silver Addy award in
the category of collateral materials-magazines
from the Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice Advertis-
ing Federation.
The award was presented to the guide's art
producer, Madison Avenue Advertising.
Guide credits include Rick Bergere, produc-
tion/art director; Jack Elka, production/photog-
raphy; Nancy Yench, ad sales; and former
Chamber Executive Director Darcy Lee Mar-
quis, editor.
Elka, a member of the Chamber's board of
directors, reported to that board April 17 that all
20,000 copies of the current vacation guide have
been distributed. The board agreed that he
should move forward with a '96-97 guide and an
increase to 25,000 copies.
The Chamber earned a profit of $7,900 from
advertising sales in the guide, making it the most
successful fundraiser for the organization in
1995.


tegic planning, priorities and goals." In tendering her
immediate resignation, Schotsch also referred to
Brockman's interim role and asked, "How can the
board of directors ask the business community to fund
the salary of a board member through their dues?"
Brockman reported April 17 that four people had
submitted requests to fill Schotsch's vacant seat
former Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger,
Bradenton attorney Kevin R. Lottes, recent Holmes
Beach City Council candidate Sue Normand and Ho-
rizon Travel representative Vickie Young.
Hearing that they were available, longtime board
member David Vande Vrede requested to be relieved
of his commitment due to time constraints and to en-
able "new blood to come in." He said that he would
remain active and supportive as time allowed.
With less than a quorum left at the meeting,
Brockman later took a phone poll of directors to fill the
two slots. Bohnenberger and Lottes were appointed to
serve until November.


former Chairman Grant Beer and member Nick Tuit who
decided not to continue on the board.
VanWagoner said he plans to hold an orientation
session for new board members.
"The attorney and I feel that we have to pull to-
gether sometimes conflicting or confusing directions
that the board is given in the code, the city's adminis-
trative policy, and the state statutes," VanWagoner
said. "We are going to try to reorganize and redirect the
whole code enforcement procedure so it's more ac-
countable and cleaner cut and all parties know where
the responsibility lies."
In related business, Councilman Ron Robinson
requested a monthly report from the code enforcement
officer to include the violation, the date the report was
initiated, the status of the report and when it is expected
to be resolved.
"I would like for us to know about and be able to
get involved in a problem before 25 angry people show
up at city hall and it's something we could have taken
care of," he explained.
Council members Carol Whitmore and Don Maloney
said the council should rely on the mayor as the city's
administrator to report problems to council; however,
Councilwoman Billie Martini agreed with Robinson.
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said he would
like to get a short report after the code enforcement of-
ficer investigates and has a solution.
Council settled on a solution suggested by
Maloney in which Whitmore will be the liaison to the
code enforcement department and report to council.


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Bradenton Beach Postmaster Bob Willis, left, turned into publicity agent for his favorite runner, Jim Bumbul.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Island mailman runs in


100th Boston Marathon


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach letter carrier Jim Bumbul gets a
lot of support and encouragement for his running en-
deavors from Postmaster Bob Willis.
And so it was that Willis alerted The Islander By-
stander that Bumbul and his wife Kim Bruce were
among the record field of 38,706 competitors in the
April 15 Boston Marathon, the 100th running of the
famed 26.2-mile race.
Being the centennial, there were four times more
racers than the previous record and 1.5 million cheer-
ing spectators lining the course. And, after a weekend
of rain, recently preceded by snow, race day dawned
with clear skies and "warm" temperatures in the 50s.
"Yes," said Jim, "it was a great time."
Competing in their third Boston run, Jim finished
987th overall with a time of 2:51:28 and Kim 1,175th
with a 2:53:45 pace. That's about 42 minutes off the
mark of the top three finishers, all from Kenya.
Jim ran as part of a U.S. Postal Service team of
108. He does not yet know the team placements. A
mailman for five years in Michigan prior to his 2-plus


years here, Jim ran proudly for himself and his em-
ployer/sponsor.
Sponsorship did not include airfare but did include
a full array of runner's garments and accessories and a
very festive reception station at the Hopkinton Post Of-
fice near the starting site. There Kim met the Boston-area
postal communications director, a woman who had at-
tended the same Michigan high school as she had.
Residents of St. Petersburg after living at the
nearby Bristol Bay Club, Jim and Kim are longtime
running enthusiasts. Kim logs more than 100 miles
per week, Jim about 50 to 60.
"Kim gets kind of mad at me that she has to put
in so much more effort than me," says Jim. "But when
it comes down to it, she always places a lot higher in
the women's divisions than I do in the men's."
Three years ago Kim took a first in Tampa's an-
nual Gasparilla Run.
Next up for the Bumbuls is the June Grandma's
Marathon in Duluth, Minn.
Jim says Kim has a good shot at some prize
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The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of
the Annunciation will install new officers for 1996-
97 at the general meeting to be held Thursday, May
2, at 10:15 a.m. in Lowe Hall of the church in
Holmes Beach.
The budget for next season will be discussed and
voted on.
All members and Episcopal women are invited
to this salad, dessert luncheon. Members need to
sign up in Lowe Hall by Monday, April 29.


Woman's Club 'farewell'
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
its Farewell Charity Luncheon at noon Wednesday, May
1, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Members are reminded to
bring table service for themselves and their guests.
Florida Federation of Womens Clubs convention
reports will be given by delegates Dolores Harrell and
Marian Van Winkle. Speaker Natalie Schiff will present
"Programs Available for Seniors in Manatee County."
The club will resume monthly meetings in Octo-
ber. Membership inquiries may be directed to Presi-
dent Margaret Wilkinson, 778-1670.

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Josephine C. Casavant
Josephine C. Casavant, 86, of Anna Maria, died
April 17 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Worcester, Mass., Mrs. Casavant came to
Manatee County from there in 1970. She was retired. She
was a member of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles
Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Bernice and Jane;
three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass was held at St. Peters and Paul
the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton.
Pamela Sue Knestaut Flora
Pamela Sue Knestaut Flora, 35, of Holmes Beach,
died April 15 at home.
Born in Augsburg, Germany, Mrs. Flora came to
Manatee County from Land 0' Lakes in 1988. She was
a homemaker and poet. She was a Lutheran.
She is survived by her husband, John; a daughter,
Jessica of Holmes Beach, two sisters, Jenny Campbell and
Cindy Leon, both of Tampa; three brothers, Terry,
Tommy and Clayton all of Tampa; her parents, Thomas
and Joyce Knestaut of Bushnell; maternal grandparents,
Edith and Oscar Puffinburger of Ruskin; and a grandchild.
Services were held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, with the Rev. Edward Leon of Family
Life Worship Church in Tampa officiating.
Betta M. Kaye
Betta M. Kaye of Anna Maria died April 18 in
Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Arcade, N.Y., Ms. Kaye came to Manatee
County from Buffalo, N.Y., in 1973. She was a retired
office manager for Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation, Holmes Beach.
Survivors include cousins, Ruth Gerecke of Orchard
Park, N.Y., and Herbert Mann of San Francisco, Calif.
A memorial service was held at Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation with the Rev. Richard Bennett of-
ficiating. Memorials may be made to Bishop Animal
Shelter SPCA of Manatee County 5718 21st Ave. W.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34209.


Ottfried W. Koch
Ottfried W. Koch, 91, of Anna Maria Island, died
April 15 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Magdeborg, Germany, Mr. Koch came
to Manatee County from Beaverton, Ore., in 1967.
He was a retired cabinet carpenter. He was a mem-
ber of the German Reformed Church. He served in
the First Cavalry, U.S. Army, Marfa, Texas, from
1923-28.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; a daughter,
Siegrid Danzo of Fairview; two grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be in Fairview, N.J. Di-
rect Mortuary Services was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Frank R. Noldin
Frank R. Noldin, 89, of Holmes Beach, died April
20.
Mr. Noldin was born in Bessemer, Mich., and
came to Manatee County from Flint, Mich., in 1966.
He was a supervisor for General Motors in Flint for 29
years and retired to Anna Maria Island in 1966. He was
a member of the Key Royale Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; a step-son,
Charles Kingsford-Smith of Mukilteo, Wash.; a step-
daughter, Belinda Glionna of Toronto, Canada; five
step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity.

Roderick 'Rod' Williams
Roderick "Rod" Williams, 98, of Bradenton Beach
and Bradenton, died April 12 in Columbia Blake Medi-
cal Center.
Born in Pontypridd, Wales, Mr. Williams came to
Manatee County from Sebring, Ohio, in 1961. He was
a carpenter and builder belonging to the Carpenters
Local Union 140. He was a past member of the St.
David's Welsh Society of Sarasota.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mona;
three daughters, Joanne Rood of Bradenton, Joyce
Davidson of Green Cove Springs, and Jeanne
Fahnert of Rocky River, Ohio; six grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.


Sarkis of Holmes Beach
to wed
Patrick G. and Judith A. McCauley of Bradenton an-
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Gina Marie
Sarkis of Holmes Beach, to Peter L. Uliano, also of
Holmes Beach, son of Col. and Mrs. Gary L. Uliano of
Orlando. The couple will wed in February 1997.
Miss Sarkis is a 1987 graduate of Pittsfield High
School. She attended Mount Ida College and is em-
ployed as the district manager of Mr. Formal Inc. The
bridegroom-elect is a 1989 graduate of Mount Clemons
High School. He is the owner of A.U.C. Landscape.

Welcome to the world
Barry and Missy Grooms of Bradenton and of
Grooms Motors in Holmes Beach announced the birth
of their daughter, Bailey Nichole.
Bailey was born at Manatee Memorial Hospital on
April 11, at 9:30 a.m. and was a healthy seven pounds
and seven ounces.
Her paternal grandparents are Rodney and Fay
Grooms and Henry and Jane Bourne are her maternal
grandparents. Bailey is the fifth generation Floridian on
Jane Bourne's side of the family.

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When I am such a little guy who don't know
right from wrong.
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4-year-old Benji gets help from Islanders


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
A 4-year-old Bradenton boy who has spent more
than half his life in hospitals including the April
16 transplant of one of his mother's kidneys has
generated well-wishes and financial generosity from
Islanders.
Benji Raulerson was born with Prune-belly de-
fect, a condition that left him with cystic kidneys,
dislocated hips and scoliosis: His right kidney was
removed when he was 6 months old. Last year his
left kidney stopped functioning and he has under-
gone dialysis treatment twice weekly since.
Because their blood types match, the transplant
of a kidney from mom, Tina Raulerson Schmidt, to
Benji was given a pre-surgery, 95 percent chance of
success by Tampa surgeon Dr. Victor Bowers.
Benji went back into surgery April 19 for what
family friend LaVerna Smith called "some minor
complications." At press time, Benji and Tina were
both "doing OK and recuperating as expected," ac-
cording to Smith, an employee of Home True Value
Hardware in Holmes Beach.
Tina's recuperation from the kidney removal
will require another six to eight weeks of rest and
time away from work.
Benji is expected to be in the hospital about six
more weeks. If all goes well, his twice-weekly trips
to Tampa may eventually drop down to monthly and
then, according to Smith, "hopefully even less often
than that. There's still a long road ahead for Benji
and Tina."
Tina lived with Smith during her pregnancy and
Smith has been a supportive friend these past four
years when, at times and even from the start, doctors
didn't give Benji much chance of survival.
Smith's support has included helping to raise
money for Benji and Tina with a collection jar at the
hardware store and at a neighboring restaurant,
Peaches Ice Cream & Deli.
"Islanders have been very generous," said
Smith, who is continuing to accept donations for the
pair at both businesses. "We're very appreciative of
all the good thoughts and help."
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Grand affair, grand results

Trudy Moon said she was "ecstatic." The results of
the Anna Maria Island Community Center benefit auc-
tion were "most unbelievable," she said.
The spirit of giving charged the air at the 12th an-
nual dinner and auction Saturday night, April 20.
Moon, 1996 chairperson, and her committee mem-.
bers have plenty to be proud of. They accounted for a
record number of tickets sold 385 and a record
amount of money raised.
According to Center Director Pierrette Kelly, the
money raised at the auction is "nearly, most probably
$45,000." Moon said they were recounting and collect-
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brought in $32,000.
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were very generous, and very often items went for far
more than the stated value.
In the case of Taylor-Made Marine, owner Jim
Taylor increased his donation to two 5-by-10-foot-
docks when the bidding hit $850 and two lucky bid
winners each took the prize.
Ditto for the homemade Irish dinner offered by
Kelly and husband Paul. Stewart Moon was approach-
ing $400 in the bidding, as was Charles Lester when
they came to an agreement to pay $400 each.
"Sold!" said auctioneer Bobby Smith.
And so it went with high bids on nearly every item.



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Historical society sponsors special dinner


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Living history is as important as that found in
deeds and documents, say members of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society who are planning to revive the
spirit of the legendary Old Timers' Reunions of the
1980s with a special dinner on May 4.
The event, "Anna Maria Island: Remember
When," will be held at Crabby Bill's restaurant, the
former Pete Reynard's, where the original reunion din-
ners were held. All Islanders, from those who have
been here since the beginning of time to those who ar-
rived yesterday, are invited to attend.
The original dinners were the brainchild of Holmes
Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini and her mother,
Daisy Greenwell.
"I wrote a letter to The Islander because I thought
it would be a good idea for old-timers to get together
and reminisce," Martini recalled. "I wanted to draw out
some of the history of the Island so it wouldn't be for-
gotten. We had 225 at the first dinner. It was gratify-
ing."
Martini, with the help of the Island Kiwanis Club
and a host of friends, produced the first three dinners
beginning in 1979. In 1982, the dinners were produced
by the Island Chamber of Commerce under the direc-
tion of former President Sandy Haas.
"We started at Pete Reynard's but the last few din-
ners got so big we had to move them to the community
center," Hass remembered. "When they bought their
tickets, people signed a scroll with their names and the
date they came to the Island, and it was displayed at the
dinner. We took photos at the dinners and made picture
boards."
A special cake depicting an Island landmark was
made for each dinner, Haas said. Cakes depicted the old
Anna Maria City Jail, the old Cortez Bridge and the
Bradenton Beach City Pier, among other subjects.
At the first reunion in 1979, the cake depicted the
Island, and Island author Wyatt Blassingame noted,
"There are twice as many people here as there were on
the entire Island when I arrived in 1936."
Lena Phelps, teacher at the Island school for 25
years and later its principal, said she learned of the
teaching position in 1923, but it was not highly sought
after because there was no bridge and no social life.
Because she was being courted by Clyde Phelps, she
took the job and settled for a salary of $100 per month
for seven months.
Clyde Phelps, who came to the Island in 1906 in a
sailboat and ran a nursery on Pine Avenue, told of be-
ing treed by an alligator which he had to shoot in or-
der to get down.
Also in attendance was Clarence Hall, retired se-
nior editor of Reader's Digest magazine, grandson of
homesteader George Emerson Bean and the first white
male born on the Island.
Anna Riles Cobb, the first white child born on the
Island, told of her family home where the First Union
Bank now stands. She said the closest phone was in
Cortez and in the early 1900s Islanders took the steam-
boat to Tampa for heavy shopping trips, which some-
times took up to four days.
Island author Dorothy Raymond Whittaker, whose
father "Shug" Raymond worked with pioneer Samuel
Cobb, told of her and her brother's thriving scallop
business. They sold the scallops for 50 cents a quart.
PLEASE SEE HISTORICAL, NEXT PAGE


Bob and Billie Martini
and Daisy Greenwell,
Billie's mother at the
1980 reunion. Billie
and Daisy originated
the Old Timer's
Reunions in 1979, and
Bob was the third
mayor of Bradenton
Beach.


Former Holmes
Beach Mayor Jim
Zerby and John
Holmes, a former
council member, at
the 1983 reunion.


Anna Maria Cobb Riles at the 1979 reunion. Riles
was the first Caucasian born on the Island.


Island author Wyatt Blassingame and his wife,
Jeanne, at the 1979 reunion.


Islander Bystander cartoonist Jack Egan and his
wife, Judy, at the 1979 reunion.


Lena and Clyde Phelps at the 1979 reunion. Lena
was the Island's school teacher for 25 years and
later its principal





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 25, 1996 0 PAGE 17 IG3


HISTORICAL, FROM PAGE 16


At the 1980 reunion about 250 attended and the
cake was a baked Alaska ship.
Eleanor Gill told of the March 1932 hurricane that
took out the bridge between the Island and Longboat
Key. She recalled that it also "took Dewey Capo's
neatly pressed suit from a hangar in his house in Cortez
and deposited it in a palm tree down the road." After
the hurricane, Gill had to deliver the mail to Longboat
Key twice a day by boat.
The Island's first fire department had an old truck
without a battery and was equipped with two garbage
cans full of water and a couple of brooms, Wyatt
Blassingame noted. It had to be pushed to get it started
and then the men would jump on.
The 1981 reunion welcomed 200 people and the
cake was the old Cortez Bridge.
Martini remembered that when her family arrived
in 1944, Manatee Avenue was paved with bricks. Her
father and a partner, who operated charter fishing boats,
founded the local Coast Guard Auxiliary and Civil Air
Patrol. In 1951 she married Bob Martini, who became
the third mayor of Bradenton Beach, and they built the
first motel in Bradenton Beach on Bridge Street.
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In 1982, 200 people again enjoyed the festivities
and the cake which was in the shape of the old Pete
Reynard's Yacht Club.
In attendance were descendants of Jose M.
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present St Bernard Church to the Payless gas station.
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If you enjoyed these stories, plan to attend the May
4 event. A cash bar will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will
be served at 7 p.m. Diners have a choice of three en-
trees, and dinner includes salad, potato, vegetable, des-
sert and tea or coffee. Tickets are $15 per person. Seat-
ing is limited.
The evening's masters of ceremonies are Roy and
Dottie McChesney. Visitors from the past will be in the
audience to tell about life in the early days. A choral
group will sing. The hysterical historical By-the-Sea
dancers will perform.
There will be door prizes from 40 Island mer-
chants. Prizes will be awarded for old fashioned cos-
tumes, to persons who have lived on the Island the
longest and shortest time and for the man whose beard
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Keep on clanging
The good times trolley running tours from the
north end of Anna Maria to St. Armands Circle just
south of Longboat Key in Sarasota has good news for
Islanders: the trolley will continue running through the
summer to Labor Day.
Last year the Siesta Key Trolley Company took a
siesta in May and suspended tours for a short time be-
fore picking up again in June.
"Not so this year," says owner Gary Creamans.
A couple of callers in the past few weeks to the
newspaper office have asked, "How do we catch the
trolley?" They said the driver went right past them on
the road. Our suggestion was to wave a lot.
Creamans had a better idea and we pass it along to
all of you to assist your friends and visitors poten-
tial trolley riders.
"Hold out a dollar! He never misses a dollar."


News from Tuppen
Former Islander Charlie Tuppen departed Anna
Maria in March for Williamsville, N.Y. regretfully.
He keeps in touch with friends and former massage
clients with a chatty newsletter called, "The Tuppen
Times."
In the latest edition he welcomes us to his version
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VanWagoner met with Tingler last week, report-
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into consideration, he said.
But there's hope. Of course, there's the Dry
Dock Inn, Turtles and D.Coy Ducks with live bands.
And friends of live rock 'n' roll are encouraging
Tingler to host Sunday afternoon parties. Pig roasts
with live bands.
Rock on.

'Round town
While we're talking rock, better let you know
what's happening.
The weekend band at Turtles is Stryker
withVandergriff & Helm on Sunday. Key West Willy's
has Rockin' Romy from Thursday through Sunday.
The Sea Horse Raw Bar & Grill has a house band,
Talisman Wednesday through Saturday and early on
Sunday.
At D.Coy Ducks you get the "wild and woolly" Jay
Crawford for the weekend. And, don't forget that
Ducks is the host for Frankie Gunn and the Persuaders
on Monday nights open jam.


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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Special Note: On April 17, Station Cortez received
information that the Federal Communications Com-
mission does not require a license for a boat that is not
required by law to have a radio, effective April 12. Any
violations given by the Coast Guard after April 12 will
not receive civil penalties.
April 13, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. The vessel's operator was
given a written warning for not having an FCC license
for a VHF-FM radio.
April 13, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. No violations were found.
April 13, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. The vessel's operator was
given a notice of violation for not having the boat's
registration numbers properly displayed on the hull.
April 13, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator was given
a notice of violation for not having an FCC license for
a VHF-FM radio, not having a sound-producing device
on board and having a fire extinguisher that was not
operable.
April 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 19-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
25084135 responded and towed the boat to port.
April 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 12-foot power boat
in Boca Grande channel. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
17085001 responded and towed the vessel to port.
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April 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 17-foot power
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22085001 responded and towed the boat to port.
April 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 26-foot power
boat in Tampa Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
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April 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 23-foot power
boat in Terra Ceia Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
22085001 responded and towed the boat to port.
April 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot sailing vessel
adrift and floating toward the Bradenton Beach Fish-
ing Pier in Anna Maria Sound. A Coast Guard boat
responded and tied the vessel back to its regular moor-
ing.
April 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot alumi-
num boat with one person on board off Bean Point.

Final men's softball r
On Tuesday, April 16, the doubleheader between
Cafe on the Bay and Shells restaurants could not be


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 20 horseshoe games were
John Johnson of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were George Landraitis
and Herb Puryear, both of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
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Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 212526 responded, lo-
cated the vessel and determined it was a false alarm.
April 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 22-foot sailing
vessel in Stump Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
22087041 responded and towed the vessel to port.
April 16, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator was given a
written warning for having an inoperative fire extin-
guisher and not having an FCC license for a VHF-FM
radio.
April 17, Boarding. A 72-foot commercial fishing
vessel was boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The boat's
master was given a written warning for having faulty
life rings.
April 17, Boarding. A 32-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The master was
given a notice of violation for running without navi-
gation lights, not having the correct type of distress
signals on board and not having an FCC license for
a VHF-FM radio.

results; thanks to all
played due to wet field conditions on Longboat Key.
The games would have been the last of the winter
league.
The games will not be rescheduled because many
players have left to go back North.
Shells player Gene Snedeker said, "Our winter
friends provide many fine players.
"It's been a fun season thanks to all who played,
and we look forward to the summer league."
He said the players would like to thank Beth from
Shells Restaurant for sponsoring their team and The
Islander Bystander for publishing the scores.






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Circle stitches, tears and rolls for needy
"Imagine having a thank-you letter from Mother
Teresa," says a member of the Blue Circle of St. Bernard
Catholic Church's Women's Guild.
Betty Bachman, Blue Circle chairwoman, has such a
letter from the 86-year-old Albanian missionary and win-
ner of a 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
The thank you is for the baby clothes and bandages
that have been forwarded to Mother Teresa in Calcutta,
India, whose residents the nun has been devoted to help-
ing for almost 50 years.
Once a month the ladies of the Blue Circle gather at
St. Bernard's activity center to make bandages some
rolled from torn sheets and some knitted with meticulous,
tiny stitches. Through the Food for the Poor organization
in Delray, Fla., and the Franciscan Order in Waterford,
Wis., these contributions are forwarded to places in need
- from the Caribbean and South America to India.

Members of the Blue Circle include sitting, from left, | =
Doris Pelham, Helen Intile, Elsie Kovacs and Alice
Fathke and, standing, Genevieve Lesko, Betty .
Bachman and Dolly Holmes. Not pictured are Betty
Casey, Pat Gilles, Kay Griffith and Anna Congdon..
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South wins battle
The Southern contingent of the Civil
War wait to see if they have outsmarted
the North in Anne Russell's fifth-grade
class's reenactment of the war using
mathematics. Divided into the North
and South, the "soldiers" were given a
Civil War question with a mathematical
solution. The question: The number of
Union soldiers Ulysses S. Grant
commanded at one point in the Civil
War. The answer: 4,238 + 7,326 +
489,623 + 31,813. The South won.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I APRIL 25, 1996 0 PAGE 21 I-I

: Anna Maria

S. Elementary

: School Menu
Monday, 4/29/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Hamburger on Bun or Corn Dog, *
French Fries, Salad, Sherbet
Tuesday, 4/30/96 *
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese w/Ham, Pork
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Breakfast: Waffles, Juice
: Lunch: McRib Sandwich or Cheese Crois-
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Breakfast: Pretzel, Cheese, Juice
to Lunch: BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes,
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 8, grand larceny, 300 block of Spring Avenue.
The complainant reported he had painters working in his
house and when he returned home his watch and a jar
filled with change were missing from his bedroom.
April 12, theft, 700 block of North Shore Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed a hood
ornament from his vehicle.
April 16, attempted burglary, battery, 200 block of
Chilson. According to the report, persons unknown en-
tered the victim's residence through a rear patio door, hit
the victim in the head rendering her unconscious and fled
without removing anything.

Bradenton Beach
April 12, DUI, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North. The
officer on patrol observed the driver, Gerhard G. Ogon,
42, of Bradenton Beach, swerve from side to side in the
lane. The officer noted Ogon's left wheel crossed the cen-
ter line six times, and the right wheel went off the road
onto the shoulder five times, then Ogon swerved into the
on coming lane, nearly causing a collision with another
vehicle. The officer stopped Ogon, administered field
performance tests and placed him in custody.
April 12, structure burglary, 301 Gulf Drive S., Shell
Land. The complainant reported a person unknown en-
tered the business by breaking the door lock and also
broke the office door lock but nothing appeared to be
missing. Damages were $180.
April 12, retail theft, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
- The complainant reported the subject placed two bottles
of beer in his coat pocket and tried to leave the store. When
asked to pay, the subject left. The complainant gave the
office the subject's tag number and vehicle description.
On April 15, the subject came into the police depart-


ment and stated he took the beer, said the report. He was
issued a notice to appear.
April 13, burglary to an automobile, 501 Gulf Drive
N., Bridgeport. The victim reported someone entered his
vehicle and removed his car phone valued at $350.
April 14, criminal mischief, Leffis Key. The officer
on patrol observed a vehicle parked with its lights on and
a pickup truck pulling away as a male suspect jumped in
the back. The officer followed the truck to Circle K and
three male subjects exited. The vehicle that had been
parked at Leffis Key arrived, and the driver told the officer
one of the three had damaged her vehicle.
The driver said she and a passenger were sitting in the
vehicle at Leffis Key when the three pulled up in the truck
and parked. The suspect got out of the truck and yelled at
them, hit the driver's side of the vehicle, broke the antenna,
hit the passenger side window, hit the mirror breaking it
off and pulled the windshield wiper off its arm.
The driver identified the suspect, and the officer noted
that he was intoxicated. The two other subjects said other
kids running around at Leffis Key did the damage. The
officer reported he saw no other kids when he arrived.
Damages were $225.
April 14, theft, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf. The
complainant reported the subject rented a room for $85.80
and left without paying.
April 15, lost property, 2502 Gulf Drive N., Econo
Lodge. The complainant reported she left a jewelry bag
containing gold and silver necklaces and a gold necklace
with a diamond valued at $4,500 on the bed.
April 15, reckless driving, carrying a concealed
weapon, possession of marijuana, 100 Gulf Drive N.,
Circle K. The officer observed James C. Bugher, 46, of
Bradenton, back out of a parking space spinning his tires
and slam on his brakes to avoid hitting a pedestrian. Upon
leaving the parking space, Bugher almost caused a traffic
crash by pulling in front of a vehicle, said the report.
The officer pulled Bugher over and observed a black-
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a bag of marijuana and a pack of papers. Bugher was
placed in custody. The rental agent arrived to claim the
vehicle, which was overdue.
April 16, burglary to an automobile, Coquina Beach.
The victim reported when he returned to his vehicle his
wallet, $50 in cash and driver's license were missing from
the glove compartment.
April 16, criminal mischief, 1701 Gulf Drive N.,
Island Inn. The victim reported she found an eight-inch
scratch in the door of her vehicle which was parked in the
parking lot. Damages were $250.
April 17, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed her
purse containing a check book, driver's license, check
cashing cards and concert tickets from the vehicle's glove
compartment.

Holmes Beach
April 12, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complainant
reported a person unknown removed $350 in cash and
credit cards from a wallet in the vehicle.
April 12, domestic violence, 5300 block of Gulf
Drive. The victim reported the subject had been drinking
and became upset with her at their place of business when
he ripped the phone from the wall and threw it at her. She
said the subject threw things about the business and threat-
ened her. The subject was placed in custody.
April 13, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the busi-
ness. The officer asked to have it turned down.
April-13, suspicious, 500 block of 75th Street. The
complainant reported a strange vehicle sitting in her front
yard with a person sleeping inside. The officer awoke the
subject who said he was drinking at a party and drove to
what he thought was a friend's house. His mother was
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 22


contacted to pick him up.
April 13, noise from loud engines at a construction
site, 5424 Marina Drive. A construction employee said he
would buffer the engines but could not turn them off, be-
cause it would cost $50,000 to do so.
April 14, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the busi-
ness. The doorman said the band was finished for the
evening.
April 14, Baker Act, 3200 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported the subject drank tequila and several
beers and took some pills. The subject said she was de-
pressed and the officer placed her in custody under the
Baker Act and transported her to the hospital.
April 14, aggravated assault, 3610 East Bay Drive,
Dry Dock Inn. The officer on patrol was advised by the
complainant that a subject threw a beer bottle at his truck
and broke the window. When the officer took him back
to the Dry Dock to search for the subject, the bartender
said the complainant had created a disturbance and was
asked to leave. The subject was not found.
April 15, burglary, warrant arrest, 6100 block of
Marina Drive. The complainant reported a person un-
known removed a tackle box and flies valued at $350 from
his boat When the officer ran a check on the complain-
ant he found an outstanding warrant for worthless checks.
The complainant was placed in custody.
April 15, Baker Act, 4000 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer responded to a report of a female subject running
wildly in traffic and saying things that did not make sense.
He located the subject who could not advise him of a
friend or relative to contact for help. He placed the sub-
ject in custody under the Baker Act.


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April 15, suspicious, 600 block of Dundee. The
complainant reported a person unknown had been on her
boat and pulled the padlock latch out of the door to the
living area, removed keys and pulled up carpet. She said
her dog suffered a leg injury which the veterinarian said
was likely from a hard blow. She also told the officer of
recent incidents of her dog becoming sick from ingesting
a substance left in her back yard.
April 16, suspicious, 3200 East Bay Drive, Shells.
The complainant reported a subject in the parking lot so-
liciting money for gas. The report said he was the same
subject who had recently entered numerous Island busi-
nesses seeking money to have a tire repaired. The officer
located the subject in Bradenton Beach and he admitted
seeking money for gas and tires. A check revealed his
driver's license was suspended. The officer advised him
not to panhandle or drive.
April 16, 700 block of Manatee Avenue. The com-
plainant reported that for the past two mornings there has
been a naked male subject standing at the tree line of the
south side of Manatee Avenue at the northeast comer of
West Bay Cove South. He was described as white with
blond medium length hair, six feet tall, weighing 220
pounds and was 35 to 40 years old.
April 17, disturbance, 3100 block of Avenue F. The
complainant reported she received calls from her neigh-
bor about the condition of her yard. She said she just
bought the property and is trying to fix it up.
The officer spoke to the caller who said she felt it was
better to call her neighbor than the code enforcement of-
ficer. The officer advised her to go through the proper
channels with future complaints.
April 17,7000 Gulf Drive, Tiffany Place. The com-
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boy was there. The officer took the father to his son.
April 18, aggravated battery, grand theft auto, 2700
block of Avenue B. The officer responded in reference to
a violent domestic argument that had occurred. He found
the victim with numerous bruises and contusions on her
arms, wrists, fingers, a large bruise in the middle of her
back and a black eye. She complained about being nau-
seous and having severe head pain from being pummeled
against the walls by the suspect. She said she had been hit
with a wooden rocker that had been broken off a chair. The
report noted her hair had been pulled out by the handfuls
and was found throughout the residence. The suspect had
ripped out the phone lines and left in the victim's vehicle.
The victim was checked by EMS and taken to the
hospital for further treatment. She was found to have a
broken left hand, soft tissue swelling in the head and pos-
sible kidney damage.
A warrant was issued on the suspect, who was placed
in custody on April 19. A check revealed the suspect also
had an outstanding warrant for worthless checks. The
victim's vehicle was found and returned.
April 18, suspicious, 3800 block of Sixth Avenue.
The complainant reported a suspicious person living in the
woods behind Island Foods. The officer found a male
subject in the center of a thicket of Brazilian pepper trees.
The subject said he was on his lunch break from his
construction job and sought shade in the trees. The officer
informed him he was on private property and would have
to leave. The officer found numerous partially consumed
bottles of beer which he poured out
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Government 'proves' we're environmentalists


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
We're all environmentalists here, right? If you
don't believe that, I've got a government study here
that proves it.
Yes indeed, the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection has announced the results of a statewide
study of citizens' attitudes toward the environment As
you can imagine, everybody sees the situation through
their own bias, and that's especially true of the DEP.
That great environmentalist, DEP Secretary Vir-
ginia Wetherell, crowed, "We've always suspected that
Floridians want to be good environmentalists, but this
confirms it" Make of that statement what you will.
Anyway, three groups of Floridians were polled: the
general population, holders of saltwater fishing licenses;
and registered boaters. All three groups ranked water pol-
lution from industry as the state's top problem affecting
marine resources. At least that's their perception.
A three-way tie for second place in perceived
threats went to pollution caused by agriculture, along
with litter on the beaches and litter in the water. Please
note that so far nobody has perceived any problems
with much of anything they happen to do.
The DEP loves to point out that less than two per-
cent of those polled believed there was any problem
with law enforcement, lack of proper management or
even any threats from non-native plants or animals.
Yep, that DEP, they sure do a good job.
Their poll says so.
One truly interesting thing did come out of the poll.
When asked about the health of Florida's saltwater fish-
eries, fishers ranked health highest, followed by boaters
and, finally, the general population. Interesting what a little
hands-on experience can do for your attitude.
To put it another way, it's interesting that those with
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worse shape than those who actually use them.
As for the rest of that poll, I can only quote the late
Senator Sam Irvin, who said, "I dunno, I feel like a hog
looking at a wristwatch." Frankly, judging from the an-
swers most respondents gave pollsters, they should be
feeling the same way.

Sea grapes and cedars
"Where the sea grapes meet the cedars" is the
theme of this year's Florida Native Plant Society an-
nual conference. The event, the 16th annual, is sched-
uled for May 30 to June 2 at New College in Sarasota.
Including everything from presentations of scien-
tific papers to boat rides, the event also has a entire
section devoted to local habitat, including Florida prai-
rie, mangroves, coastal hammocks and pine flatwoods.
For information, call Leah Wilcox at 941/366-9716..

Silencing nature's song
Silencing nature's song was the name of fine front
page article in Sunday's Tampa Tribune chronicling
our destruction of many what we consider common
creatures say, the honey bee.
As one who has always enjoyed messing around
with honey bees, including the making of a little mead
every few years, I was shocked by some of the facts
presented. For example, domestic hives of honey bees
in this country have dropped from nearly 6 million in
1947 to just 2.6 million today.
Don't forget, these are the critters that pollinate at
least 60 percent of the produce we eat things like
apples, citrus, berries and even nuts such as almonds.
Over the last year alone, the wholesale price of
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90 cents. Beekeepers now have to fight off not only the
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of some colonies.
And then there are the butterflies. But you get the
picture. It's another update of "The Silent Spring."

Spending red tide away
If spending money is the answer to our red tide
plague, Sarasota County Commissioner David Mills
has found both a source of money and a willingness to
spend it. Mills is trying to raise $1 million, mostly from
saltwater fishing license fees, to fund research.
According to state law, 30 percent of the license
fees are to be spent on fisheries "research."
Mills says only about $100,000 a year is being
spent on red tide research now, and that he was told by
a marine scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory that
$300,000 "could make an impact." Calling red tide
"one of our most critical issues," Mills got the entire
Sarasota County Commission behind him last week in
voting unanimously to try to bump up the bucks being
spent to better understand the tide.

Island life reality
This isn't really a warning, just a wake-up call
about what island life can be like.
Over the weekend I met a lady from St. Thomas
who commented that it was nice to have telephones
again. Seems that St. Thomas was smacked by Hurri-
cane Marilyn last year and it was about 90 days before
she had electricity back in her home.
The telephone only came back on a few weeks ago
- eight months after the storm blew through.
And just so you'll be ready to amuse yourself if the
"big one" ever does roll by here; they still don't have
the cable television system operating on St. Thomas.

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Snook action is peaking right about now


By Capt Mike Heistand
Snook season is at its peak right now, with linesiders
coming to just about any baited hook dropped into the
water. Offshore, kingfish are about 10 miles from shore.
Bill at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishing there is


Leaguers
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great, with anglers catching a lot of mackerel, pom-
pano, a few flounder, redfish and snook at night.
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fish-
ers are catching a lot of pompano, Spanish mackerel,
snook after dark and sheepshead in the mornings.


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flounder, sheepshead and black drum.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 90 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 170 head of
vermilion snapper, Key West grunts and porgies. The
nine-hour trips averaged 25 head of red grouper and
mangrove snapper.
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said Rick Paul and Pete
Balson had a good day Saturday, catching redfish up to 34
inches and snook to 30 inches. Charters with Capt. Zack
earlier in the week reported good catches of snook, red-
fish, trout, flounder, mackerel and a few sheepshead.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle Said wade
fishers are doing good with snook in the shallow wa-
ter close to mangrove islands in the Bay. He added that
white bait is starting to move close to shore.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching lots and lots
of snook, with limit catches almost every trip.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching reds,
snook and trout a sure sign that summer fishing is here.
On my boat Magic we' been looking for and catch-
ing snook all week, with some linesiders up to 34 inches
in length. White bait is getting easier to get every day.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's hearing
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Gulf. Spanish mackerel and cobia are on most of the
artificial reefs. Backwater anglers are saying that snook
fever is at its peak right now.
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117 7th St. N., Bradenton Beach, 2 Bay View Ter-
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Island real estate sales 3/15/96, Deboer to Andros, for $61,000; list unknown.
523 68th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground 2105 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
level 1,766 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/caged pool home built 1,592 sfla 4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1980 on a
in 1970 on an 87x108 lot, was sold 3/11/96, Kullman 50x100 lot, was sold 3/18/96, Scalzo to Redeker, for
to Lyons, for $320,000; list $329,000. $123,000; list 2408 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a
610 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground level canal ground level 808 sfla 2bed/lbath home built in 1953 on
front 2,129 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1967 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 3/18/96, Zwart to Cipriano, for
a 90x110 lot, was sold 3/11/96, Hardy to Lyle, for $79,900; list unknown.


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403 39th St., Holmes Beach, Princess unit A, a two-
story 2bed/2bath/lcp 648 sfla condo built in 1981, was
sold 3/14/96, Annis to Sefcik, for $77,000; list unknown.
508 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 3bed/
2bath/2car 1,875 square foot living area (sfla is heated)
home built in 1972 on an 85x120 lot, was sold 3/12/96,
Saraniero to Vesely, for $185,000; list unknown.
516 75th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated canalfront
3228 sfla 4bed/3&1/2bath/lcar home built in 1988 on
a 90x125 lot, was sold 3/18/96, Tuit to Mijares, for
$410,000; list unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
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pool, 50' dock. #DY68061. $589,000.
SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA, room
for addition/pool. #DY67938. $137,500.
MARTINIQUE ... 3BR/3BA w/owner fin. $196,900; direct
Gulf-front 2BR/2BA just reduced to $168,000.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE ... 2BR/2BA with beach access.
#TDY. $125,000.
BAYFRONT ... 3BD/2BA home with views. Acre MOL w/
trees. #DY13671. $209,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
SPECTACULAR VIEW ...
J3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria
with vaulted ceiling in living
room, breakfast bar and dining
area. large deck across the back
with a great view of the Gulf of
Mexico. #CH67898. $365,000.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOFR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
JUST LISTED...2BR/2BA immaculate unit in
bayfront complex. Beautifully furnished. Pool area
has attractive canopy/gazebo. Building has auto-
matic sprinkler system. #13743. $98,900. Call T.
Dolly Young eves at 778-5427.
REDUCED...2BR/1 BA unit with gulfview. Ceramic
tile in foyer, kitchen, hall and bath. Like new car-
pet and window coverings. #67156. $69,900. Call
Donald Pampuch eves 778-3111.
ANNA MARIA... 2BR/2BA home, recently remod-
eled kitchen and family room with newer appli-
ances, tile and many built-ins. Screened porch with
spa and separate deck. Private backyard and
close to north point beach. #67468. $170,000. Call
Roni McCuddin Price eves 778-5585.


NEW LISTING!
3BR/2BA Canalfront home, desirable location,
seawall, good rental history $228,000.


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Debbie Dial
Leasing Manager


Karin Stephan
REALTORO E
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Pager:
215-5556
Fax: 941- 778-3035


Commercial Condo Available
3014 Ave. C 400 sq. ft.
garage with upstairs office.
$600. month
"'DIAL DEBBIE"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
REiM; Gulfstream
i 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.


ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury 2/3 BR condos on the
beach with panoramic views. #KS12280 $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. #KS67250. $179,900.
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. #KS68414 $179,900.
LOT...With quality Key West style home to be con-
structed. 3BR/2BA. #KS12245. $279,000.

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

DEBORAH THRASHER
Interested in selling, listing
or renting your property?
Call a professional today!
(941)778-2055
A-q. (941)778-3395 after hours


Proudcorporatesp-nsor.I. fM rineLabo.rat- -JIus .forabochureaId isouncu


BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
REAL ESTATE
WAGNE1 REALTY M
\ 778-2246
--1(800) 211-2323


RENTALS
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available


Evenings call Steve, 778-5052

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


CALL PAUL







Paul T. Collins
569-4602
, L I ~Serving the Island
from the some
location since 1970.


JUST CALL
778-7978
for free home
delivery of The Islander
Bystander anywhere on
Anna Maria Island.
You may also call
to stop home
delivery if necessary.
* Sorry, individual unit delivery
is not available at mobile
home parks or condos but
bulk drops may be arranged.


REMARGULFSTREAM REALTY
SALES RENTALS

: "We Sell the Island... Worldwide"

0" 778-7777
[Da 5600 Marina Drive
MLS Holmes Beach, FL 34217
8 Full Time Professionals to Handle Your Every Real Estate Need


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SOFA Multi-color on beige background. 10 months
new. We changed our minds. Our loss, your gain.
$400. 794-6135.
NEED AVON? Please call Nancy, 779-2154 for your
free brochure and samples.
80 FT VINYL COATED Cyclone storm fence with
gates. Not in cement, just pick up. Free. 778-2003.
NEON BEER SIGNS for sale or trade of fishing
equipment. 779-1349.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


YARD SALE Sat., April 27, 9 am 3 pm. Bar stools;
moved in, much misc. 3009 Avenue E., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Fri., April 26 & Sat., April 27. Misc.
items, lots of goodies. Delft blue collectibles. Electric
organ. 2105 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Many choice items. Collected over
75 years. 616 Baronet Lane, Key Royale, Holmes
Beach. Sat., April 27. 8 am to 3 pm.
HUGE SALE 2200 Ave. A., Bradenton Beach. Sat.,
April 27. Tools, furniture, etc.
FURNITURE, PAINTINGS, beds, TV, VCR, hi-fi, bar-
bells, dumbbells, tricep curl, bench press, weights,
up to 300 Ibs. Fri., April 26 & Sat., April 27. 10 am to
S2 pm. 5003A 2nd Ave., Holmes Beach.


LOST Large red & blue parrot. Holmes Beach
area. "Gypsy". Talks very well. 778-7111 or 778-
7600. Reward.
LOST Older model aluminum canoe. Drifted loose in
north Anna Maria canal. 778-6940.


LOW COST HEALTH insurance. Save up to 30%
through membership in the ASBA. Call Arnold
Rumph 794-0567 or 746-1566.
SPECIAL MUSICAL CONCERTS presented by
Bradenton Musical Academy. Thursday, May 16, 6
to 8 p.m. International banquet and concert featuring
international artists, Sunday, May 26, 3 p.m. Olga
Dubossarskaya, violin virtuoso. Tickets and informa-
tion call 758-3161 or 755-9563.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander By-
stander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of in-
formation everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
* Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978


The Islander Bystander accepts MasterCard and
Visa for mullet T-shirts, out-of-town mail subscrip-
tions and classified advertising. Just call in your or-
der to (941) 778-7978. Classified charge customers
must fax ad copy to (941) 778-9392.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.


1992 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme, convertible.
10,000 miles, single owner. $16,000 firm. Call 779-2129.
1989 ISUZU IMPULSE Lotus handling, cherry red,
five speed, like new in and out. Runs excellent. Be-
low book. $2700 OBO. 778-6258.
1984 HONDA PRELUDE 5 speed, automatic,
sunroof. 65,000 miles, top condition. Detailed every
three months. New Cooper tires. Drives like new.
$3,500 OBO. 778-7978.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


18' FIBERGLASS DECK boat. 1989 Hurricane
model, low hours, 80 hp Mercury engine. $8,200.
383-1648.
FOR RENT. Electric boat lift on private canal, 100
yards to Intracoastal with water & electric. $125 mo.
Holmes Beach. 778-6135.

27' BUCCANEER 6'1" headroom, galley, shower,
potty, VHF, depth, compass, solar panel, 9.9
Evinrude electric start outboard. Needs nothing,
ready to sail. Beautiful Anna Maria Island slip avail-
able. $5,800 OBO. 729-7220.

1985 24' BAYLINER CIERA Sunbridge model 2450.
A great family cruiser. 225HP Volvo Penta I/O. Stand
up cabin with galley and head. Dual batteries, radios,
loran and more. Must sell. $7500 OBO. 778-0217.

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


TOP PAY! Saut6, broilers, servers, host/hostess,
bussers. Buccaneer Inn Restaurant- 383-5565.
NEW CAFE OPENING May 1. All positions, full &
part time. Apply in person at 5340 Gulf Drive between
3 pm and 5 pm.

#1 ISLAND RESORT needs front desk & housekeep-
ers ft/pt. Great hours, benefits. Paid vacation for ft/
pt, health ins. for ft. Weekends required. Apply at
Resort 66, 6600 Gulf Dr. or Via Roma, 2408 Gulf Dr.


HOUSEKEEPER FOR BEACHFRONT motel. Part
time, some weekends, good starting pay. Apply 10 am
to 2 pm at Sand & Sea Motel, 2412 Gulf Dr. 778-2231.
TEENAGER WANTED. Mature for yard work and
misc. in Anna Maria. Call 778-2896.

HOUSEKEEPER RELIABLE non smoker for
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast. 778-6335.
DELI, BAKERY & Produce help wanted. Must be 18
years of age. Apply in person at Island Foods, 3900
East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4100.
NEED SOMEONE TO stay nights with invalid (185 lb.
male), Midnight to 8 am. Phone 778-2167.
OFFICE STAFF VOLUNTEERS needed at the AMI
Chamber of Commerce. Call 778-1541.
#1 GULF, FAMILY RUN motel seeks reliable
housekeeper. $6 hr, increase if good. 779-1086,
8pm to 10pm.

PART TIME 20 to 25 hrs includes weekends. Cooks:
experience in breakfast, sandwich and entrees. $6 hr
& quick raises for proven ability. Servers: $2.50 hr.
Apply to Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 779-1706. A Drug-
Free Workplace.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
BOOKKEEPER/RECEPTIONIST for busy Island office.
Knowledge of computer accounting required. 778-1102


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

ATTENTION SENIORS. Will run errands. Personalized
transportation services for your appointments, shop-
ping, airports. Courteous and efficient. Call 794-3047.

SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed, bonded,
reliable and experienced professional cleaning. Ex-
cellent references. Call for estimate or appointment.
778-1945.

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

$8 AN HOUR gets you the cleanest house on the
Island. 5 year Island resident. Great references. Ask
for Teresa. 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!


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


REDUCED TO SELL NOWI
Elevated three bedrooms, two baths in choice Anna Maria neigh-
borhood. Spacious great room w/cathedral ceiling opens onto a
9 x 27 deck] Surrounded with Florida pines offering a lovely se-
rene setting. Closed to Gulf beach and REDUCED TO SELL
NOW! $179,900.


IE UC REAL ESTATE
FNK" R EALTY .BaR
*WeARE ft Island.
98056G De.. -POBo. 836 Anr Ma"i, Florid. 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


JUST REDUCEDII
This duplex is located on the north end of Anna Maria, just a
short stroll to Bean Point. Each unit faces opposite streets of-
fering complete privacy. 1BR/1BA each side. Desirable area
of new homes. JUST REDUCED to $129,000. Call Ken Jack-
son eves. at 778-6986 or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf DivP0Box717 Annm&Mad,FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME
103 Pelican, Anna Maria
75 x 100 canalfront lot, cleared, ready to build.
$150,000. Shown by appointment only.


Doug
Dowling OWU
Realty Ann
778-1222 ....


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CARPET, VINYL, TILE. Sold, installed and repaired.
Free estimates, excellent prices. All workmanship guar-
anteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381.
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.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3219.
EXPERT CLEANING Personalized service, refer-
ences. Island resident. Leigh 778-1960. Gift Certifi-
cates available.
HOUSESITTER Experienced, mature, careful pro-
fessional. Leave message. Ron 941-761-0831.

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


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
PRO CLEAN professional carpet & furniture clean-
ing. Spring special Living room $29.95. Quick-dry
system. Satisfaction guaranteed. 779-1422
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. All work guaran-
teed. 778-6630.


VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentialCommercial, 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.

JASON'S APPLIANCE SERVICE Same day ser-
vice washers, dryers, dishwashers, disposals,
stoves, refrigerators, freezers, push mowers, string
trimmers, blowers and garage door opener instal-
lations. (941) 215-2696.
MARBLE AND TERRAZZO restoration. Grinding,
polishing, floor leveling, stain removal, regrouting
and glazing. Call Prime Grind of West Florida, 365-
8309. Mastercard and Visa accepted.
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.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.






jjOpen 7 Days a Week


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PRIVATE WATERFRONT HOME with pool and
dock. Spectacular views from most rooms. This
3BR/2-1/2B exciting home offers plenty of el-
egance and comfort. Oversized 2-car garage.
$399,900. Janet Dickerson, 795-4357. #13768.

PICTURE BOOK HOME on Holmes Beach.
Deep water canal. Two fireplaces, fabulous
kitchen, 2-car garage, 3 large porches.
$389,000. Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826 or Janet
Bellingar, 727-7870. #67290.
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT
RESIDENCE with panoramic view. 3BR/3B,
fireplace in great room, 55' wraparound deck.
Professionally landscaped. $795,000. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. #68368.
MARVELOUS BAYFRONT VILLA. Dock your boat
at your back door. 2BR/2B, new A/C, security sys-
tem. $110,900. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #68797.
BOATING ANYONE? Immaculate 3BR/2B on
Warner's Bayou, remodeled kitchen, breakfast
room, large family room, dock. $186,900.
Jeanette Rampone, 747-2244. #66768.
ONE OF THE LAST LARGE BUILDABLE LOTS.
Located in a quiet area of Holmes Beach. Boat
slip included. Walk to the bay or beach.
$84,900. Daphne Lautz, 756-1423. #13676.


On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO ISLAND. 2BR/2B, screened patio, lake
view, washer/dryer. Two month minimum. Avail-
able now.
COQUINA BEACH CLUB. Lovely studio, Gulfview,
pool, washer and dryer. Weekly or monthly.


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

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.


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

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

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.

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.
SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly ac-
commodations. Fully furnished, walk to beach, post
office, restaurants. Magnolia apartments. 778-2627.
Visit our gift shop.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.


CUSTOM BUILT TRI-LEVEL ON WIDE CANAL. This
almost new Key West style home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5
baths, view of the Bay from 2 bedrooms, first level
"bonus room" perfect for office or play room with sliders
opening to covered patio and oversized hot tub. Living
room has built-in book shelves, all white gourmet kitchen
is large and open. Reduced to $259,900. Call Zee
Catanese 778-0777, 794-8991 after hours or Carol R.
Williams 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.


BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 2BR/2BA 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. Call Judy Duncan at 778-
0777, 778-1589 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB. The best there is, 3BR/2BA
Bayfront unit. This ground floor unit is beautifully ap-
pointed with commanding views of both inland waterway
and Palma Sola Bay. Hardwood floors, crown moldings,
glass/screen enclosed porch and only 2 years old.
$217,000. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 after hours.

Nous Parlons Frangais
Wir Sprechen Deutsch
Se Habla Espaiol
Parliamo Italiano
Farsi Mi Dunim
Mir Rede Schwyzerduetsch


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


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
84 345 AND SATISIFAC 1ON

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
Free Estimates
25 Years Experience
S 30 Years Island Resident
Call Jim Bickal 778-1730

WILSON WALL SERVICES
EsSpecializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247



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


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

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399
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LOCKSMITH P.IWTIGW
Gary F. Deffenbaugh 6y
Licensed-Bonded-Insured,,, ainefewu6aff igh
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
Auto-Home-Commercial
LOCKS Residential-Commercial
REKEYINSTALL MASTER Interior &Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs Ceiling Repair
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594 ASIS 778-5594 778-3468


Painting
4SPesure Cleanhing
Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
* Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


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GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top
floor master suite, decks, patio, tropical gardens.
Available Apr. 24, 1996 on. Winter '97. $3,000 mo.,
$1,200 wk. 778-0990.
ANNUAL AND 6 MONTH furnished rentals avail-
able. Prices range from $575 to $1,500 per mo. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate at (941) 778-1450 for fur-
ther information.
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT HOUSE. 2BR/2BA, turn-
key, w/d, dishwasher. Weekly $500 or mo. $1,800.
778-9639.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY VIEWS. Annual 1BR fur-
nished. Patio, pool, w/d. Available Apr. 9, $650 mo.
211 So. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED DUPLEX. Quiet Anna Maria.
One block to Gulf beach. Off season rates. 779-2607.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT summer rental avail-
able. 1 & 2BR, heated pool, private courtyard over-
looking City Pier and Skyway Bridge. Phone avail-
able. $250 wk. and up. 201 S. Bay Blvd. 778-9188.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely 2BR
+ porch. No pets. Wk., mo., season. 778-3143.
STEPS TO BEACH Large 2BR/1BA old Florida style
beach house. White ceramic tile floors, carport, cen-
tral H/A, laundry. $600 mo. annual. 778-9396.
SEASONAL RENTAL. Attractive Holmes Beach
rental. Gulfview. Available through Dec. Weekly/
monthly. Reasonable. 778-4368 or 727-8303.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, new kitchen,
w/d, large deck, no pets. $750 mo. 1st, last, security
deposit + utilities. 794-2947.
CHARMING FULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA with a
superb waterview, private patio next to a flowered
courtyard. Clean, safe and quiet. 313 N. Bay Blvd.
$600 mo. Available 4/20/96 thru 12/30/96. 778-7934.
No pets or smokers please.
DUPLEX WATERFRONT. Bradenton Beach, view
of Intracoastal, dock & davits, walk to beach. Two
bedrooms, carport, w/d, storage. $750 mo. annual.
(813) 539-5586 or (813) 784-3679.
BRADENTON BEACH Large 1BR/1BA duplex. 7th
Street So. $650 mo. includes electric, water, gar-
bage. 723-0430.
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available
in March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE. Manatee Ave. W. Good
visibility and parking. Reasonable rates. 383-4443.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, el-
evated, Gulf view, balcony. Furnished or unfur-
nished, monthly or annual. Pet may be OK. Lots of
storage. $800 to $1,100 per month. 2105 Avenue B.
778-1915.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA home across from the bay. $825
month. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA with screened porch, walking
distance to beach. $575 month. Call Island Real Es-
tate, 778-6066.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA with garage in Perico Bay Club.
Beautifully furnished. $1,000 month. Call Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
SHORT-TERM furnished efficiency. $475 month.
Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FURNISHED apartments available. One and two
bedrooms from $550 to $750 monthly plus utilities.
Call Lisa at Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 778-0700 or
1-800-401-1054.
SUMMER AT the Beach. Gulffront condo, 2BR/1BA,
private beach, large pool. Low monthly or weekly
rates. No pets. 778-7323.
TWO 1BR/1 BA with screened porches across street
from beach, furnished or unfurnished. $550 month,
6 months or annual. Two bedroom units available
furnished/unfurnished. $650 to $1,000 month. We
have many rentals available for the summer! Call
Debbie Thrasher or Connie Volts, The Prudential
Florida Realty, 778-2055.


ANNUAL RENT 4BR/3BA canal home w/pool. View
of Skyway Bridge. $1,900 mo. 778-9252.
NORTH BEACH Village 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car garage,
W/D, microwave. Porch overlooks pool. $1,200
month. First, last, security & references. 778-2450.
ANNUAL RENT beach house. 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage, breathtaking view. $2,500 mo. 778-9252.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. $425
month, 7-month lease, includes cable.. 778-0212.
PANORAMIC GULFVIEWS Bradenton Beach.
2BR, upstairs furnished apartment. Extras. Avail-
able May 1 $750 mo. 798-9099.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Garage,
washer/dryer, near beach. $775 first and last. Non-
smoking, no pets. For information call Island Real
Estate rental department. 778-6066.
BEAUTIFUL 1 BR/1 BA in Holmes Beach. Remodeled.
9 months rental available. Non-smoking. No pets.
$625. For information call Island Real Estate rental
department. 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA CITY 2BR/1BA duplex apartment. At-
tractive, well maintained. $600 mo annual. 1st, last &
$300 security. No pets. 778-3628.
2BR COTTAGE Weekly rentals, turnkey, $150 week.
778-4523/800-977-0803.
FURNISHED 1 BR, gulfview/pool. $550 plus electric.
Available May Jan 7th. Possible yearly. No pets.
794-5411.
NICE 2BR/2BA apartment, Holmes Beach. Walk to
beach to shopping. $600 mo annual plus last & se-
curity. No pets. 778-1259.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, central heat & air, washer/dryer
hookup, large fenced yard, near beach, nice place.
Kids, some pets ok. References & deposit required.
$795. 778-7431.
1BR/1BA, furnished apartment, including utilities.
$125 per week plus security deposit. 778-6258.
GULFVIEW COTTAGES Small on dead end street
along Gulf. 2BR, May/June $550 mo, winter $1400
mo. 3BR May/June $600 mo (conditions). August
$1500. 778-0990.
ANNUAL Holmes Beach 2BR/1BA, walk to beach.
Near shopping $600 plus utilities and security 779-
3506.


WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY. Deep water ca-
nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, living
room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool. 580
DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected. Owner/
broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
LARGE & SUNNY! 2BR/2BA condo, corner unit,
Gulfview. Gorgeous beach, heated pool, $227,000.
Neal & Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-2261, eves.
778-6956.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.

RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO, Bayview, 1st
floor, $127,500 unfurnished.. New Concept Proper-
ties, Ron Wagner. 792-9314, eves. 792-5070.

BEAUTIFUL 2,600 SQ. FT. home on canal with
Intracoastal view. Oversized lot. Call 778-2766 for
details.

ANNA MARIA CITY canalfront home in quiet, resi-
dential area. 3BR/1.5BA, needs some work.
$149,900. Neal & Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-
2261, eves. 778-6956.
LAST OF ITS KIND in Anna Maria! 4 unit apartment
building on water with panoramic view of Tampa Bay,
Sunshine Skyway and Gulf with Egmont Key. Three
2BR units, one 1BR unit, turnkey furnished apart-
ments with large patios and lovely large garden with
pool. Illness forces sale. $450,000. By owner.
Pierside apartments, 211 So. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.


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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.
ISLAND PROPERTY THAT makes 0. Commercial
rental property. Annual rental income $46,392.
$399,000, brokers welcome. 5% fee. 778-9252.
WESTBAY COVE Bayview (50' to water) end unit,
ground floor. 5.05% loan. 2BR/2BA, upgrades.
$163,000., $6,000 cash back to redecorate. (800)
977-0803 or 778-4523.
ISLAND'S BEST BUY. Canal, dock, davits, caged
solar pool, 3BR/2BA, family room, lanai, sprinklers,
wheelchair accessible. $225,000. 778-9378.
WANTED SMALL home/duplex within 1 to 2 blocks
of the beach. Quiet street, Holmes Beach or Anna
Maria only. Call NY (516) 589-3943, leave message.
MAINLAND Country Village just off 75th Street,
minutes from beach. 55+ community. 2BR/2BA villa
with garage, den, lanai, north/south exposure. Light
& bright contemporary in mint condition. $99,900.
Availability immediately. 794-8792.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1 BA apartment close to shop-
ping center in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
REDUCED! KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA canalfront
home. Turnkey furnished, boat dock & pool.
$219,000. Neal & Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-
2261, eves. 778-6956.
ANNA MARIA waterfront home on Coconut Bayou,
less than one year new. 5,900 sf under roof, 4BR/
4BA, intercom, 4-car garage, den, wet bar, 31 x 22
great room with marble fireplace, white wood floor,
cathedral ceilings, 3 levels of deck, central vac. 7-
person spa, boat dock, large storage, custom carpet.
Owner/broker. Call 778-6155. Turnkey available.
Located 130 Hammock Road. $515,000. 778-6155.
BAYFFnONT 3BH/2BA home. Panoramic view,
caged pool, boat davits, large lot. $395,000. Neal
& Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-2261, eves.
778-6956.



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MONEY MAKER! Fully furnished 2BR/2BA condo.
Pool, bay view. Has tenant for 1997 season.
$107,900. Owner 723-6802. Open Sunday 1 to 4.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA, ground level on
Lake Vista with access to Tampa Bay. Caged solar
pool, quiet cul-de-sac, walk to beaches. 113 Pelican
Dr., Anna Maria. $229,000. (941) 778-9107.
WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo. Open house
daily. 10 am to 6 pm. Bayview. Must see. New
kitchen. Second floor end unit. $132,000. 778-7020.
ON THE EDGE of fantastic. Gulfview town home
with a fireplace, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage. $164,500.
Call today. Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner, RE/MAX
Gulfstream 778-7777.
DIVINE ELEGANCE Classic home with 4BR/2.5BA
priced below appraisal. Located in Anna Maria City
on a wide canal with a boathouse. Room to add a
pool. Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner, RE/MAX
Gulfstream 778-7777.
BRING THE PAINT samples and the wallpaper. Just
a little creative talent and this home would be a gem.
3BR island residence on sailboat water with a dock.
$215,000 could make it your home. Sandy Greiner
or Barb Turner, RE/MAX Gulfstream 778-7777.
RARELY AVAILABLE Home with a view like this are
hard to find. 3BR/2BA with drop dead views from nearly
every room. Direct bayfront for only $345,000. Sandy
Greiner or Barb Turner, RE/MAX Gulfstream 778-7777.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Holmes Beach. 517 56th St.
Large deep water dock, seawall, spectacular
bayview, 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub, decking,
tropical landscaping. Well cared for. $275,000. By
owner 778-6747 or 366-7866.
CANALFRONT TOWNHOUSE $72,000. 2BR/
1.5BA gorgeous canalfront unit. Totally remodeled
in beautiful southwest motif. bay view, boatdock
available. Turnkey furnished. Call Chard Winheim
778-2261 or 778-6743.
TWO HOMES for sale by owner. Key Royale, pool
and docking 3BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, $235,000.
Anna Maria, 3 story Key West style, 3BR/2BA in
quiet residential area, 300 steps to beach, turnkey
furnished, $245,000. 778-0283.
LOTS FOR SALE Bay, duplex 50 x 100 $78,000. Gulf
view, 125ft to high tide, possible duplex, deeded beach
lot for access, $175,000. 778-4523/800-977-0803.
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14 Range
19 It has
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20 Kind of cuisine
21 Like some caps
22 Shiraz native
23 TV show on
delayed
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26 LUoyd George
contemporary


45 State name
preceder
48 Dolt
49 "The Waltons"
character
51 sikcle
52 One in a wool
coat
53 "Billy
Bathgate"
author
54 One of three
Indy winners
55 "What did I tell
you?"
56 Out of control
58 First name in
autocrats


27 Beer cuts 59 Parent
28 Absolute Truth 60 German-Polish
29 Worn border river
30 One of the 61 Steady high
Pointer Sisters 63 It's south of
31 Kind of deck Eur.
32 Surrender 65 Girls' shoes
specifics 67 Work
34 Kissers' 68 Vienna
interference transport
35 Somewhat 70 India's first
36 Part of a prime minister
pound 72 Does field
39 Actress Merkel work


40 Like a good
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41 Run through
43 "Sesame Street"
setting
44 Bills coach
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73 Folks
74 "Who's there?"


84 Look over
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2 Loudly laments
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88 Chance 5 "--who?"
90 Word with water 6 Subject of a
or wall Swift essay
91 Slangy greeting 7 Working
92 Tennis's tirelessly
Nastase 8 Undo
93 Does "Jingle 9 To the point
Bells" 10 Newspaper
95 It precedes reportage
"Remember"in I Dido of Carthage
song titles 12 Speak
97 Wasted time deliriously
98 Mohawk Valley 13 Raised
city 14 It joins the
Colorado near
99 City sacked by Yuma
Tamerlane, 1395
15 Stadiums
101 Scurrier
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103 Untrained released behind
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victim of 1981 17 Link
105 Rain date for a 18 Brown and
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sand
111 Aloft


reply, informally112 Aztecan
112 --Aztecan


75 50's TV actress
77 Expiration
78 Raiders leader
79 Feudal state
80 Had been
83 Van Owen
player on "L.A.
Law"


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group)
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114 Kind of knife
115 Shocks
116 Intl. writers'
org.


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31 Mitchell place
33 Mick Jagger's
late girlfriend?
34 Treaty subjects
36 Gator cousin
37 Second day of
Lent?
38 Columbus's
home
40 Tardy
employee?


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43 English port religious event? 76 Celebrated
west of 60 French- and Freud case
Bournemouth Arabic-speaking 80 Formed, as
44 It gets the shaft seaport tears


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Clearinghouse
contests
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50 Cup filled to the
top
51 More advanced
53 Popular pencil
and paper game
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66 Week of
tomorrows,
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82 Racing vehicle
85 Impassioned
87 Ream
89 Pinpoint
90 "Quit bothering
me!"


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children's singer and such


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decorations
94 To any degree
96 Picked-up item
97 Best Actor of
1990
99 P.D.Q.
100 Inkatha Freedom
Party supporter
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103 Feds
106 KingofSpain .
107 Baton Rouge
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KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT $249,900
Spacious 3BR/2BA 2 car beauty including
davits, central vacuum, lawn sprinkler. Furni-
ture is negotiable. Call Nick Patsios for es-
corted tour. 778-2261 or 778-4642.












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


KEY ROYALE POOL & DOCK $219,000
2BR/2BA canalfront home with swimming pool
& boat dock. Low maintenance landscaping.
Fully furnished. Very nice area. Call Helen
White 778-2261 or 778-6956.


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VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOWS!
$142,500 Downstairs corner unit, 2BR/2BA,
tile entry, kitchen & baths. Berber carpet. Entry
is glassed and living room extended. Call Lu
Rhoden 778-2261 or 778-2692.


CANALFRONT HOME $189,000 Large SUN LOVERS DELIGHT $150,000 2BR/
2BR/2BA home made for entertaining. 2 car plus 2BA plus den could be 3BR. Completely new
garage with lots of expansion room. Deck on inside plumbing, electric & floors. Outside
second floor, patio on first. Boat dock. Call Dick shower. Just 100 ft. from the water. Call Harold
Maher or Dave Jones 778-6792 or 778-4891. Small 778-2261 or 792-8628.


DIRECT GULFFRONT UNIT $159,900
This 2BR/2BA condo has pool, elevator, lighted
tennis courts, under-unit parking and on-site
management. Turnkey furnished. Call Bill Bow-
man 778-2261 or 778-4619.


PERICO ISLAND BEAUTY $92,500 Turn-
key immaculate 2BR/2BA. New ceramic tile in
foyer, kitchen, baths and screened lanai. Cov-
ered parking, pool, tennis and exercise room.
Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261 or 778-7780.


Bill

Bowman .

REALTOR9 "

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Bill has been an Island resident for
7 years and has 24 years experi-
ence as a Real Estate Broker. Bill
formerly owned his own real estate
business and we're pleased he is
now with Neal & Neal, REALTORS.


Summer Sands 144 900
La Cosla $159 900
Coquina Beach ................ $185,000 & $189,000
5400 Condo ...................... $83,000 $250,000
North Beach Village ......... ................ $155,500
Whitney Beach ..................... $97,500 & $99,900
Sunbow Bay ............................................. $114,900
Westbay Cove.................. $139,900 & $142,500
Westbay Point & Moorings... $150,000 & $220,000
ALSO:
Perico Bay Club ................................ from $88,900


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2BR/2BA Perico Bay Club, Pool $850 mo
3/2 Home, Bradenton, Pool $1200 mo
3/2 Home, Pool, on Direct Bayfront $1600 mo
LBK 3/2 Gulffront $1300 mo


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