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Fireball engulfs boat in Bradenton Beach
By Bonner Presswood and Jim Hanson
Joshua Henkel said a woman walked into the restau-
rant where he works with her hair singed and her face
burned and red. "It scared the s- out of me," he said.
Henkel said he didn't hear an explosion but he saw
By Pat Copeland
Mayor Bob VanWagoner asked the Holmes Beach
Charter Review Commission last week to postpone
further discussion of the city manager form of govern-
ment until he has time to offer his comments.
"I don't know when you're going to vote on this,
but you are remiss if you don't hear from me and
maybe some other people and very remiss if you do not
allow me to put something in writing for the record,"
the mayor said.
As part of their review process, commissioners
have been discussing the pros and cons of a change to
the city manager form of government.
At a previous meeting a retired city manager spoke
on the benefits of having a city manager.
"If you are looking for change, I assume you have
studied how the city is working now," VanWagoner
noted. "If you did that and got a report the city is fail-
ing to work, then you have a reason to change. A
change to a city manager form of government is pretty
VanWagoner said in the short time he has been in
office he has learned the city has some serious admin-
istrative problems because of failures to address prob-
lems of the past. He said he will address these problems
in his written comments to the commission.
"I'm going to have to make some changes even
before the next budget," he told commissioners. "When
the next budget comes through I'm going to make some
suggestions that will change the administrative style
and tone of this government."
VanWagoner said there are other forms of gov-
ernment to explore and gave an example of one in
which the city has a chief administrative officer and
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Terry Sullivan had just finished gassing up
his Key Royale Flush at the dock adjacent to
the restaurant at the Bradenton Beach
Marina on Saturday when "a fireball shot out
of one of the engine inspection hatches."
Marina workers took quick action, moving the
boat out to the end of the dock and into the
bay, averting any other damages. Si.lli'taii
was uninjured but his wife. Sue, suffered
second- and third-degree burns.
Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
a strong mayor.
"You do not lose that political contact" he said. "It
still keeps the executive. To me, the checks and bal-
ances between the executive and legislative branches
are extremely important. If you have a strong city man-
ager and the mayor is reduced to a non-entity or the
mayor is just a member of council, you have lost your
executive arm who is elected by the people."
He maintained that an elected mayor and council
can be held responsible if there are problems and that
gives the people a better voice in their government.
Commissioners said they have received no written
comments from voters or council members concerning
"It's difficult for me to give you a lot of input,"
Councilman Ron Robinson responded. "I see the city
manager form of government as a solution but I don't
know what the problem is."
"We want to beat it down before there's a prob-
lem," Commissioner Betty Hill. "I don't think we have
to have a glaring problem to see a need."
"To me this is a big deal," resident Ann Shaw
pointed out. "It is changing our form of government."
She told commissioners of several references on
the subject that she found in the library and suggested
they study them.
"I hear a need for a management audit, because it's
quite possible you don't want to send the baby out with
the bath water," resident Joan Perry said.
"Finish what you're doing now and then worry
about the management to get it done," Councilman Don
Commissioners said they will continue studying
the charter and will announce when they are ready to
resume their discussions of other forms of government.
smoke when he looked out
Louie's restaurant at the
Bradenton Beach Marina.
"I dialed 911 right
away," he said.
Terry Sullivan had just
finished gassing up his 28-
foot Bertram, Key Royale
Flush, at the dock adjacent
to the restaurant just past
noon on Saturday when "a
fireball shot out of one of the
engine inspection hatches."
Marina manager John
DeLeon said he heard a
boom and rushed to the fuel
the window of Shrimp
"I started the
port engine, and
fine. Then I
docks, where he helped get the fire under control with
The flames were doused momentarily and the
cruiser was quickly moved to the far end of the long
dock, then pushed into the Anna Maria Sound just
moments before flames engulfed the boat.
It continued to bur near the end of the dock, send-
ing flames 40 feet into the air. Black smoke billowed
back across the Cortez Bridge, within 50 feet of the
None of the other boats were moved from the
docks at the marina and traffic continued on the bridge
until shortly after the fire was under control. Traffic
was halted at the bridge by the Bradenton Beach Police
Department for approximately 20-25 minutes.
The U.S. Coast Guard arrived in an inflatable boat
and maneuvered the hulk back up to the end of the
dock, where Anna Maria Fire District firefighters
flooded the boat with water and pumped fire retardant
foam into the charred hull.
Flames continued to erupt on the top side of the
cruiser while firefighters concentrated foam spray on
the rear decking and in the area of the gas tanks.
Sullivan said he and his wife had just gotten the
boat back after the marina replaced old steel gas tanks
with two new aluminum tanks and did some work on
the boat's electrical system.
"We were being even more careful than usual, with
"We were being even more careful than usual, with
the new equipment aboard," he said. He had run the
bilge blowers for about 20 minutes before beginning to
fuel up and all during the fueling operation, he said. "I
started the port engine, and everything was fine. Then
I started the starboard engine and barn!"
An inspection hatch cover blew off and a fireball shot
out of the opening, he said, and it burned his wife Sue's
right side. She jumped to the dock and he ran from the
flying bridge to help her until paramedics arrived.
But their dog was still on the bridge, and Sullivan
ran back to rescue it. He tossed the dog over the side
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
MAY 9, 1996
BII PAGE 2 0 MAY 9, 1996 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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Hummingbirds swarmed around a towering Confederate jasmine as thick as dragonflies at the Holmes Beach
residence of Patsy Hutchinson last week. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Invasion of the
Reports poured in from all over the Island last
week about flocks of hummingbirds feeding on a wide
variety of flowering plants.
Connie Ferguson of the Island Garden Center ex-
plained that the hummingbirds are migrating north and
sightings will last about another week. The only type
that will remain in the area are the ruby-throated hum-
mingbirds, she said.
"They are feeding mostly on the proper plants," she
noted. "These are plants with tubular flowers or flow-
ers that stick out from the side so they don't beat their
wings against the leaves. They also prefer red flowers."
According to reports, plants that are attracting
hummingbirds are golden dewdrop, bougainvillea,
salvia, porter weed, lantana, bottle brush and fire-
cracker bush. One of the hummingbirds' favorite
plants, fire bush, is not in bloom right now.
"At the garden center we carry a variety of vines
and plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies,"
Ferguson said. "All are low-maintenance plants and
bloom year 'round."
... and they're
even going to
Working late, fifth-grade teacher Anne Russell had a
surprise visitor. A hummingbird had flown into her
classroom and could not be caught before she had to
leave. The next morning, her students found it
dehydrated (hummingbirds eat/drink every ten
minutes) on the windowsill. Coach Gene Burrfilled
a cup with sugar water and, believe it or not, got the
bird to drink and drink and drink. Twenty students
witnessed the bird's "coming to life" and applauded
as it flew off on a bumpy but healthy flight.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
The firefighter's plight
By Bonner Presswood
Murphy's Law went to work quickly when
firefighters were called to the Bradenton Beach Marina
The call came in an explosion with a woman
burned at the restaurant at the Bradenton Beach Marina.
Then en route, firefighters were told a boat caught fire but
the fire was out. Next, while still en route, they were told
the fire had rekindled and the boat was at the fuel docks.
Luckily, Bradenton Beach Marina manager John
DeLeon and the marina employees had the foresight to
move the boat out to the end of the dock.
But firefighters were hampered at the scene, Fire
Chief Andy Price said, when they attached a hose at the
end of the dock and "the standpipe system broke the
pipe busted in half. When we started pumping the pipe just
split We were forced to run hoses the length of the dock."
Firefighters, marina workers and volunteers
formed a brigade to drag coupled lengths of 100-foot
hoses to reach the end of the 285-foot dock.
Price said, "The standpipe is eight or nine years old
but all the other stuff dealing with the new property is
CO'd [certified for occupancy] except for the storage
building." Price said the sprinkler system is in there and
it's all done but minor things like signage and door
locks and a letter from the city.
"It's nothing we could have foreseen," Price said.
"It's the owners' responsibility to maintain the equip-
ment and unfortunately we were scheduled to go out
there for a routine inspection and walk through of the
new buildings this week."
Price said firefighters used 15-gallon foam packs that
they carry on each truck. "We used 25 gallons of our own
- about everything we had. Luckily, last Thursday the
marina had 50 gallons of foam delivered that we could
have used as backup but we didn't need it"
One couple watching the action at the marina said
they had been en route to Tampa, just crossing the
Cortez Bridge, when they saw flames. Fearing their
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home, a sailboat moored halfway down the dock from
the burning cruiser, and the marina could be in danger
they said they turned around immediately.
"Luckily, there were no other damages in what was
a potentially disastrous situation," Price said, recalling
damages to luxury boats in a 1994 fire at Galati Marine
in Anna Maria.
Witnesses at the marina said the explosion occurred
when he turned on the blower after fueling the boat.
Fire Chief Andy Price said, "The dock people said
they thought he didn't blow his bilges, but I think either
one of two things happened. Either when he started the
boat itignighted or something shorted the blower motors."
Price added that he had a conversation on Monday
with owner Terry Sullivan in which Sullivan contra-
dicted information given by marina workers saying,
"Sullivan told me the blower was on continuously and
one engine was already running. He said the fire began
when he started the second engine."
Price said the cause of the fire is under investiga-
tion by the Florida Marine Patrol and his department
will not be involved unless arson is suspected.
Coupled lengths of
100-foot hoses were
dragged out the 285-
foot dock to reach the
boat fire after the
standpipe broke. Fire
Chief Andy Price said,
"We got a little
overzealous and got a
little too much hose. It
whipped off the dock a
couple of times but we
Bradenton Beach fire
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
and then leaped into the water himself.
Sullivan recalled that Craig Smith, from a sail-
boat just down the dock, sprinted to his boat with a
10-pound fire extinguisher and fought the blaze,
quickly joined by DeLeon with heavier gear.
Ms. Sullivan was treated for burns at the scene
but refused transport to the hospital. Sullivan said
his wife suffered second- and third-degree burns
and is taking medication.
"We're just glad to be alive," said Sullivan, fi-
nance director for the Town of Longboat Key since
The Sullivans lived in Holmes Beach until 1989.
"The dock people really did a good job of con-
taining the thing. They held it at bay with extin-
guishers and got the boat away from the docks and
all the other boats," Fire Chief Andy Price said.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 9, 1996 U PAGE 3 IB
Bradenton Beach Building Official
hired from Treasure Island
Bill Sanders is Bradenton Beach's new building
Sanders, formerly head of the Treasure Island build-
ing department in Pinellas County, should take over his
new duties on the Island by the end of May.
Bradenton Beach City Council members unani-
mously approved his hiring last week. He will be paid
$34,500 annually, have the use of a car and will receive a
$500 moving allowance.
Sanders is married and has two children.
Island slated for TDC
representation in '99
The county has changed the way it appoints
the municipal representative on the Tourist De-
velopment Council, reported Holmes Beach
Council Chairman Luke Courtney at a recent
meeting of Island elected officials.
According to state statute, the TDC is com-
prised of three owners of tourist related busi-
nesses, three motel owners and three elected of-
ficials. One of the elected officials must be a
county commissioner and one must represent the
county's largest city, Bradenton.
For years, the third elected official has been
appointed from Palmetto. However, in recent
years, Island elected officials have lobbied for an
Island representative to fill that third seat.
The county's revised ordinance designates
that the four-year seat rotate between an elected
official from one Island city and an elected offi-
cial from Palmetto. Since the Palmetto official
was appointed last year, the Island won't have
representation until 1999.
Courtney noted that although the population
of Palmetto and all the Island cities is about the
same, Island cities generate 55 percent of the rev-
enue used by the TDC, while Palmetto generates
one half of one percent.
It was Sanders' state certification as a building offi-
cial that put him over the top in the council selection pro-
cess, beating out William Saunders of Holmes Beach who
does not have a state certification as a building official.
Councilman Dick Suhre, the building liaison who did
background checks and conducted the initial interviews
with the candidates for the position, said Sanders was
highly regarded by his former employers.
A copy of Sanders' employee evaluation in October
1995 indicated he "rated above satisfactory for the qual-
ity and quantity of his work," Suhre said. "He was in the
office more than 10 hours a day. They had nothing nega-
tive to say about him and everything positive."
"Bill Sanders impressed me," Vice Mayor Connie
Drescher said. "I believe he can hit the job running. He is
computer literate, he has written and administered Com-
munity Development Block Grants, he is a self-motivater,
and he has the certification we need and the abilities we
are looking for."
Councilman Gail Cole cautioned council members to
be careful with their requests to Sanders once he becomes
a city employee.
"If we put Sanders through the same meat grinder as
Whitey Moran went through, he'll be out of here," Cole
said, referring to the controversy that embroiled the former
building official prior to his departure. "I think the ques-
tion is how the people up here will behave," Cole told the
Councilman John Kaufmann also favored Sanders -
conditionally. "My concern is he may be over-qualified.
Can we keep him here with his track record?" Kaufmann
Kaufmann also posed another minor yet important
- question for Sanders: "Has anybody told him he'll have
to do his own typing?"
Suhre said he had and it was not a problem.
Mayor Leroy Arnold said both Sanders and Saunders
were both qualified for the job. "My question is how can
we get Sanders here with his qualifications considering
what this city can afford to pay," Arnold said. "I would say
that if we can get him, we should."
Holmes Beach planners
consider night meetings
Members of the Holmes Beach Planning Commis-
sion are considering holding one or two meetings a
month at night to allow those who work during the day
to attend. Call city hall at 778-2221 to comment.
Anna Maria City
5/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
May 9, 7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda:
second reading of interlocal agreement for
pollution control, second reading and public
hearing of garage sale fee removal ordinance,
discussion regarding recreational vehicle
parking, discussion of student government day,
Island Transportation Planning Organization
citizen and technical appointments, consider-
ation of ITPO chairmanship rotation, appoint-
ment to Keep Manatee Beautiful board, safe
boating proclamation, Privateers request for
July parade, permit extension for
2001 Gulf Drive N.
5/13, 7 p.m., Code of Conduct review
5/14, 1 p.m., Employee manual review
5/15, 6:30 p.m., Charter Review Board
5/16, 7 p.m., Council meeting
5/9, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
5/9, 2 p.m., Charter Review Commission
5/9, 7 p.m., Public hearing on GTE tower
5/16, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
5/13, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
5/13, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District Control
Commission, Fire Station 1, Holmes Beach.
5/15, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.
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Island Plaza hits a 'temporary' snag
By Cynthia Finn
A final certificate of occupancy for the Island Plaza
at 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, has hit a snag.
Remodeling of the former Islander newspaper of-
fice building into office and/or retail units and storage
facilities has been in the works since late 1993. Con-
struction was undertaken in two phases, with permit-
ting under several former building officials. What was
intended for approval and what is approved right now
appears to be temporarily up in the air.
Angela M. Grasberger of Bradenton purchased the
property from Asterisk Printing in 1993. Paul Horvat
of Anna Maria manages the property for her and has
overseen the project through both stages.
Following an April 8 meeting with Mayor Chuck
Shumard and Building Official Phil Charnock, Horvat
appeared at the April 22 planning and zoning board
session with Bradenton attorney Catherine Mackey.
Mackey told the board she had reviewed docu-
ments possessed by Horvat and had spoken several
times recently with Charnock.
"Primarily," said Mackey, "my understanding is
that parking and other issues are roadblocks pursuant
to issuance of a CO (certificate of occupancy)."
But, said the attorney, she was not prepared to de-
bate the issues because she hadn't received "clarifica-
tions and a back-up of what regulations apply."
She did indicate that Horvat's description of a "punch
list" of things to do during an inspection by Charnock last
October made no mention of parking problems.
A temporary or conditional certificate of occu-
'Mums for Mom' sale at school Saturday
Just in time for Mother's Day, the Manatee High School Band Boosters will hold their annual "Mums for
Mom" plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Colorful potted chrysanthemums will be available for $8 each, with discounts on
purchases of two or more. Island band members, from left, Brett Pettigrew, Brittany Wilkins and Pam Taylor
remind shoppers that all proceeds will benefit the high school's band program. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
pancy issued last October expired 30 days later.
"We're requesting that a temporary CO be granted
until these issues can be resolved," Mackey told planners.
City Attorney Jim Dye sat with the board. Mayor
Chuck Shumard and City Commissioners George
McKay and Robert McElheny were in the audience.
Dye said he didn't "feel comfortable giving legal
advice at this time" due to "a host of information" still
to be gathered.
Among items to be looked into, said Dye, are who
owns the property, the status of a phase I certificate of
occupancy and the presentation of a current survey.
Planning Chairman Tom Turner suggested the project
be tabled for consideration at the May 20 meeting.
Mackey asked again about the temporary CO.
"This board can't issue one unless Phil feels he
can," said Turner.
Charnock indicated there's a question about the
phase I certificate and that the phase II permitting was
done by former building official Bill Zimmerman. He
suggested that the mayor get involved in the extension
of the temporary CO.
Turner recommended a 60-day extension to the
city commission the next night. "We hope to resolve all
the problems on May 20," he said.
"Have they ever been issued a CO?" asked McKay.
"Just a temporary," said Turner.
"None of the items seems life threatening," said
"No," answered Turner and the commission unani-
mously approved the extension.
Contacted the next day, Horvat said he believed the
parking plan for the entire site had been approved in 1993.
He said he was surprised to hear from contractor John Fara
earlier this year that there may be "a parking problem."
Horvat said he also believed that Zimmerman had
issued a CO for phase I in 1994 and he was not aware
until recently that the phase II temporary certificate
issued last October had expired.
Current occupants of the Island Plaza, said Horvat,
include a massage therapist, Adams Landscaping and
Sandy's Lawn Service. He said an additional office unit
is leased but not yet occupied.
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Please turn out beachfront lights.*
Lights disorient mother turtles
and especially turtle hatchlings
as they journey to the Gulf.
Report turtles, turtle tracks, possible
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By Cynthia Finn
It was discussed, turned into a maze of lengthy le-
gal pages and died in '92. In '95 it was discussed again,
revised into three pages, rediscussed and still it died
without ever getting to a vote.
It's 1996 now, there's a new city commission and
the matter's back: an ordinance that would provide for
the issuing of temporary use permits for special events
in the city of Anna Maria.
"There just didn't seem to be an interest on the part
of the public," Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe said of the
law's prior fate at the April 23 commission meeting.
But the Manatee County Sheriffs Office deputies
who man the city "have said again that it would be a
good idea," said Wolfe. "So we bring it back to a new
July Fourth fireworks and major events at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center were among activities
discussed last year that might qualify for temporary
permitting. The process would help the deputies and
the city's public works department be aware in advance
of any unusual parking and sanitation conditions.
The ordinance last proposed included but was not
limited to such activities as sidewalk, rummage and
garage sales, beach fests and beach weddings, parades,
plant sales, art shows, fairs "and all other similar types
of uses of a temporary nature."
Wolfe asked commissioners to review and mark up
the '95 proposal and suggested a roundtable discussion
at a special meeting in the near future.
"I think it would be a good idea to get back to it
once more," he said.
In other business, commissioners unanimously
approved Mayor Chuck Shumard's recommendation to
name retired teacher Joseph Vona to a vacancy on the
code enforcement board.
Ray Dielman, a retired physicist, was appointed by
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 9, 1996 N PAGE 5 BI3
Mailbox food drive on
Island May 11
Your outgoing mail this weekend can mean an
incoming stock of food for the area's needy.
Our local letter carriers invite Islanders to take
part in the fourth annual "Letter Carriers Food
Drive Day" by placing non-perishable food items at
or in your mailbox for collection by your U.S.
Postal Service carrier on Saturday, May 11.
The food drive is sponsored by the National As-
sociation of Letter Carriers (NALC) in conjunction
with Meals on Wheels PLUS Foodbank.
Last year more than 5,000 cans of food were col-
lected on the Island for the local Meals on Wheels or-
ganization. Forty-five million pounds of food were
contributed nationwide, including nearly 16 tons of
food collected by letter carriers from the Bradenton
Beach, Ellenton and Palmetto post offices.
In addition to mailbox collection, collection
barrels will be placed at the Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria post offices so that residents who do
not receive mail delivery may participate in the
Bradenton Beach Postmaster Bob Willis is
proud of his carriers' participation in this nation-
wide effort. He joins NALC national President
Vincent Sombrotto in the hope that the '96 food
drive will surpass all previous years.
"For millions of Americans who are hungry,
the only opportunity for their family to have a good
a 4-to-1 vote to a seat on the planning and zoning
board. He replaces Mike Bartles who resigned due to
his work schedule. Commissioner Elaine Burkly was
opposed, saying the city should involve more and dif-
ferent citizens on boards and committees. Dielman's
appointment now creates a vacancy on the newly
formed Capital Improvements Committee.
Another planning board member. Melody Kramer,
meal is their local food bank," said Sombrotto.
"Through our effort and the generous donation of
food from homes along our carrier routes, we hope
to help those in need."
"Islanders have always been generous," said
Willis. "And I know our carriers will be working hard
May 11 to make our Island collection the best ever."
submitted her resignation April 23, citing family com-
mitments. Those vacancies will be filled "at a later
date," said Shumard.
Shumard also discussed his recent attendance at a red
tide consortium on Longboat Key. With involvement of
people from Naples to north of Tampa Bay, Shumard said
the next step will be the forming of a board of directors
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We knew the snowbirds were heading north. Our
mail-away subscriptions jumped from 750 the end of
April to a record-breaking 1,000 this week.
Seems lots of good folks are leaving for six
months, 'til November or so, but as we Islanders all
know, nature takes its course and more people come to
take their place. Summer people.
Over the past week, we were graced with a visit from
hummingbirds on their way between points south and
Callers to the newspaper office were excited over the
unusual sightings and the sheer quantities of the tiny birds.
It wasn't unusual to have a half a dozen birds feeding on
a bush. It was unusual to have one check into class.
Apparently one of the hummingbirds flew into
Anne Russell's fifth-grade classroom before she left
school and couldn't be caught before she had to leave.
It was dehydrated and perched on the windowsill
the next morning where Coach Gene Burr revived the
bird with a cup of sugar water. It eventually came back
to life and hummed away.
The birds are on a short visit a quick stopover
in paradise and isn't it grand we've had a moment
to enjoy them.
Was it overkill or a successful deterrent?
Law enforcement officers including a contingent
on horseback from the Manatee County sheriffs
Mounted Patrol and volunteers from the Agricultural
Intelligence Unit joined marked and unmarked cars
from the Bradenton Beach Police Department and the
sheriff's office on patrol Sunday at Coquina Beach.
Two recent fights, one a near riot with an estimated
1,000 onlookers, erupted recently between beachgoers -
at Coquina Beach and on the Palma Sola Causeway -
and obviously officers were not taking any chances.
Cops treated this past Sunday as they would a Fourth
of July when normal crowds at Coquina quadruple.
May 5 was Cinco de Mayo an anniversary of the
Mexican victory over French troops in Mexico's 1862
war for independence.
But crowds were normal for a Sunday in May. About
15,000 beachgoers enjoyed the sun and surf until a near
drowning at approximately 5:30 p.m. put a damper on the
spirits of the friends and family of a 3-year-old girl.
All too often we read reports in this newspaper of
thefts and criminal mischief at Coquina Beach and at
Leffis Key across the road. A greater presence by law
enforcement on a regular basis would be welcome and
the mounted patrol seems perfect for the job.
Lifeguards have more than enough to do with a
vigilant eye to the water without being expected to
watch out for a beachgoer's belongings.
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tion and gratitude to Dr. J. Clement Walker of Harvey
Memorial Church of Bradenton Beach and to all the
residents of Pines Trailer Park for comforting words
and contributions to the church in Rod's memory.
Joanne Rood, Bradenton
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
dining. Many of us enjoy sitting outside our homes.
Why not allow us the right to sit outside our restau-
rants? Being outside is one of the reasons many of us
came to Florida. Weather permitting, I have noticed the
outside tables always fill before the inside, leaving me
to believe our citizens 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
Thanks for support
Thank you, Islander Bystander, for all of the sup-
port and publicity you gave to the Annie Silver Com-
munity Center for our yard sale and Bingo.
The 1996 season has been one of our best in recent
years thanks to your generous help. On behalf of our pub-
licity director Michele Kyle and our entire membership,
we wish all of you all the best and again, many thanks.
David J. Redeker, assistant publicity director
Leave Cortez alone
Re: Jim Hanson's article "Cortez hangs on despite
adversity." In Mr. Hanson's recent article regarding
Cortez, I am very disappointed that he let the opinions of
a very few people, some of whom do not live here and
some of whom came here only in the past decade, decide
the fate of the entire village. A great many of his state-
ments are completely false. This is not his fault He was
given erroneous information.
I am a minor stockholder of A.P. Bell Fish Company
in Cortez. I was not aware that Karen Bell had been ap-
pointed an "assistant manager" of the company. Thus the
statements of Bell are strictly her opinions and are of a
personal nature and are not the opinions of A.P Bell Fish
Company which mainly opposes tourism in Cortez.
Because of the personal needs of a few willing to sac-
rifice a quiet residential community for the sake of a dol-
lar, Cortezians are being faced with the possibility of hav-
ing their homes put on display and the possible chance of
living near "board walks," like they have created in John's
Pass. This is almost criminal. Do you think the fragile
estuary surrounding Cortez could take the pollution cre-
ated by the influx of pleasure crafts docking on our shores?
If you polled the residents of Cortez (particularly na-
tives), I think you would find we are tired of being in the
public's eye and are absolutely against tourism, bitter
about the net ban and not willing to work for minimum
wages selling T-shirts to tourists.
While there was the need to be in the public's eye
because of the net ban, we had no choice but to open our
lives to the media, but now it is time to close the book and
preserve Cortez as it was meant to be ... a quiet, peace-
ful neighborhood where we live our private lives and
where our children can play safely on the little streets.
Rachel Gryzik, director, A.P. Bell Company
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by June Alder
A troop of volunteer soldiers marching into Port Tampa in 1898.
Mabel Williams the future wife
of the handsome son ofAnna Maria
Island pioneer George E. Bean was
a girl of 18 when the Spanish-Ameri-
can War had all of Tampa Bay agog in
1898. This plucky young woman had
the kind of adventure many a girl of
that time or of today would envy.
In 1937 during the Great Depres-
sion a researcher interviewed Mabel
about her wartime role and the result
was a manuscript that was published
by the WPA Writers Project.
Here is the first installment of her
four-part story of derring-do.
By Mabel C. Bean, Tampa, Fla.
During the period of the Spanish-
American war in the summer of 1898 I
lived with my parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A.T. Williams, at Port Tampa City, Fla.
My father was postmaster of the little
town that became, in such a short time,
an important and strategic point in the
plans of the War Department in Wash-
Though I was a young girl at the
time (when the country was on the verge
of war to stop the oppression of the Cu-
ban people) I was made assistant post-
master by legal action which overcame
the objection to my being under age.
I was a sworn employee of the gov-
ernment and received a regular salary.
The first heat of the early summer
was upon us when the long army wagon
trains began to roll into town from the
sandy roads that led to Tampa nine
miles away. I can remember as if it were
yesterday the excitement that spread
through our prosperous and progressive
port town. The sights and sounds of
military activity stirred the community
to action in every direction until it
seemed like a gold rush was on.
Excitement held full sway when
Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough
Riders arrived in town and made camp
at a place near where the turpentine
works later was located.
The illustrious Teddy came to our
post office every day for a while and I
remember how thrilled I was when my
father introduced me to him and I gave
him change for his gold piece. He al-
ways carried gold and we often gave
him change at our office. He did not
stay long however.
In a short time three regiments were
encamped on the edge of the town and
we were putunder martial law as ourlittle
town was not able to cope with the new
conditions. The regiments with us were
from Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Eventually there were about 50,000 sol-
diers in camp in Tampa, all waiting to be
sent on to Cuba.
We also had one detachment of
colored soldiers and with them the 10th
Cavalry Band (that was to become fa-
mous); the latter furnished good music
for the many military balls that were
held several times a week in the old
Calumet Club of Port Tampa City.
There was practically no other enter-
tainment for the officers of these regi-
ments and being lonesome, they natu-
rally arranged as many dances as they
We girls had the time of our young
lives though our civilian young men
were quite disgruntled.
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Boyz II mom: you're the best
By Cynthia Finn
Six-year-old Nicholas is the easiest of Barbara
Sato's five sons to get an answer from. Why's your
mom the best mom in the world?
"Because she lets us stay up late," he says, after
Barbara's helped him get a drink from the fridge in
their sunny Holmes Beach kitchen.
Josh, 11, has an answer after Barbara agrees to let
Nicholas and him head down to the Community Cen-
ter, drink and snack money in hand. "Because she just
"It's her cooking," says 13-year-old Ben, just in from
school. "And she's always there when we need help."
Sophomore Michael, 16, is asleep on the couch this
Friday afternoon after those grueling new high school
hours that require wake-up with the roosters. He wakes
up and heads for the kitchen.
"Phew," he says the first few times he's asked the
question. Finally he answers, "Because she cooks and
"See?" Barbara laughs. "The cooking's always in
there. I even still love to bake."
Jason, 17, is at football practice. Husband and fa-
ther Sam is not home yet from his job in town at Mana-
But before the sun is set, all five boys and their
parents will gather for one of Barbara's "real priori-
ties," one she learned from her mom, another Islander,
Sarah Maloney: a sit-down family dinner.
"We'll wait for Sam or Jason or whoever it is,"
says Barbara. "It's just a house rule everyone sees
one another once a day."
Sounds like a busy mother of five boys with plenty
of cooking and cleaning to do. But Barbara's also a
full-time sales agent with Betsy Hills Real Estate in
Anna Maria, a job she's held for 10 years.
"Yes," she laughs again. "People ask how I do it
all. I have a wonderful husband, a great faith and a
super support system of friends, family, neighbors and
And there are the boys themselves, the older ones
watching out for and over the younger ones.
"I think it's a true advantage to have a lot of kids,"
Barbara says of the way her mothering has changed
these past 18 years.
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responsible. And that's been good for me because at
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What are her best qualities as a mom?
"I keep a sense of humor," Barbara answers. "I'm
a good listener. And even as busy as my our -
schedules get, they know I'm always there for them,
I'm always in their corer, even when they get in
What does she wish she could do differently?
"That's easy," she laughs. "I wish I could be more
patient, calmer. I'm a yeller."
With five boys? No way!
The hardest part of being a mother, says Barbara,
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She pauses. "I guess the hardest thing is knowing
when to step back, to give them their freedom, to let
them make their own mistakes."
Yes, she says she worries when Jason and Michael
"want to just take the car and go at night. I know what's
out there, I was their age. But I still have to let them
And yet Barbara says she's strict, that she passes
on the discipline her mother taught her. Don't tell
Nicholas those late nights aren't that late.
"Oh," she laughs again, sharing a punch with Ben.
"According to the boys I'm the meanest mom in the
The rambunctiousness ends in a solid hug.
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Residents want quality air with local controls
By Pat Copeland
Residents overwhelmingly supported strong air
quality rules under local control at a public hearing
last week held by the Manatee County Commission.
The following is a sampling of comments from
more than 30 speakers:
"I've watched for 20 years all the pollution pour-
ing down on us due to incompetent staff people and
incompetent, uninformed people elected to our com-
mission," Kit Fernald of Save Our Bays stressed to
the delight of the audience. "I want stricter, stricter
rules and better and more enforcement."
"It is time that all of us, and you as commission-
ers in particular, give up the 19th century attitudes
that allow us to think that cheap fossil fuel is the
only fuel that can be used," Sarah Nicholas of
Holmes Beach said. "Keep in mind a future that
might include solar and wind energy. In the mean-
time, give us the strictest controls that you can come
up with and be good stewards of the earth."
One Parrish resident warned the commissioners,
"You're here because we elected you. You represent
us and we trust you to protect us. We will vote you
out if you don't start taking care of Manatee
"We support the adoption of local rules," said
Tom Reese representing Manasota 88. "We suggest
you exercise your ability to have stronger rules. That
is one of the major benefits of having local control
and citizens of a community want that."
"Many of the people on Anna Maria Island do
not have faith that the DEP can do its job," Holmes
Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner said. "We have to
be very sensible about what's happening to our air
quality. I'm worried about the health of our own and
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County commissioners are considering an ordi-
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ing, inspection and enforcement procedures for air
pollution emissions. The county is currently gov-
erned by state regulations.
"There were air quality regulations in Manatee
County dating back to the late 1960s," explained
Karen Collins, environmental management director
for the county. "They were adopted by the commis-
sion and administered by the pollution control divi-
sion of the public health unit at that time. These rules
were revised in 1974.
"Subsequent to 1974, the DEP revised its rules
and their revisions rendered the county's rules less
stringent than the state rules. So pollution control
began drafting revisions to that. This process began
long before the creation of the Environmental Action
Commission in 1991. When the EAC was estab-
lished, my staff and I continued the process of revis-
ing the codes."
In 1992, the county's EAC received approval to
monitor local air quality. In 1993, the county commission
revised the air quality rules to allow the burning of fuels
with more than one percent sulfur. This change allowed
Florida Power and Light to move forward with the permit
procedure to bur a controversial fuel with 2.7 percent
At the urging of the majority of county commis-
sioners, the Florida legislature allowed the EAC to
sunset in 1995. The EAC became a county depart-
ment, which put the county under the jurisdiction of
the state's air quality rules.
The draft ordinance being considered by the com-
mission would also permit the burning of fuels with
high sulfur content. Commissioner Joe McClash, who
opposed the 1993 change and was the lone commis-
sioner to oppose Orimulsion, wants the ordinance
amended to forbid the burning of such fuels.
"What's on the table now is an ineffective and
overly simplistic air rule that doesn't do the job that
the public wants and it can have the directly oppo-
site effect of substantial pollution increases in the
form of nitrogen oxide," said Amy Stein of Parrish.
"It's a sin that hundreds of private citizens had to
spend thousands of dollars to fight Orimulsion. It
makes a lot of folks wonder about the usefulness of
Manatee County government."
The advantages of local control
Collins said the state cannot effectively protect
local air quality because of reductions in the DEP
budget, a policy change that emphasizes compliance
rather than enforcement and a limited district staff.
In Manatee County there are 42 DEP-permitted air
pollution sources and it's one of the most rapidly
"The county is in the best position to identify
and resolve air quality problems before they become
serious," she noted.
According to Collins the benefits of local control
Local staff can work closely with industries to
help them prevent pollution by exploring technolo-
gies to lower emissions.
Local staff can identify new sources of air pollution
and recommend to DEP that they require permits.
A local program would have the authority to enforce
against violations of federal, state and local requirements.
A local program would have the authority to take
action in the event of air pollution episodes and require
preplanned abatement action of industrial sources.
A local program would have the authority to
enter property in order to ensure compliance with
federal, state and local permits and regulations. A
local program would have a better standing to offer
input to DEP permit conditions.
Approved air pollution control programs are
able to recoup a large portion of the motor vehicle
license tag fees that are paid in the county.
Manatee County Commission Chairman Stan
Stephens said as soon as Collins has evaluated data
presented by audience members, the commission
will set a work session on the ordinance. The final
step will be a public hearing .
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By Pat Copeland
It appears the Holmes Beach City Council will not
heed the recommendation of its planning commission
and will pass an ordinance this week allowing six-foot
fences on properties with three front yards.
The ordinance was drafted to enable Carla and
Alexander Quizon of 302 58th St. to build a six-foot
fence in their yard. Their property has three front yards
and is bounded by Holmes Boulevard, 58th and 60th
According to city ordinance, six-foot fences are
only permitted in back yards with the adjoining prop-
erty owners' permission.
In January the council agreed to proceed with an
ordinance change for properties that border on more
than one street in which the front yard is the one listed
as the address on the county tax roll.
The ordinance was reviewed by the planning com-
mission in March and commissioners did not recom-
mend approval. They gave the following reasons:
Amending the land development code at the re-
quest of an individual is unacceptable policy.
The ordinance would affect not just one owner
but dozens of properties throughout the city.
Commissioners did not identify a legitimate
health and safety reason for constructing six-foot
Commissioners felt six-foot fences may be haz-
ardous especially during floods or hurricanes,
Changing the definition of a front, side or rear
yard could have the unintended consequence of affect-
A proliferation of six-foot fences would create
negative visual impact and adversely affect the resi-
dential/family character of Holmes Beach.
Councilman Don Maloney, who authored the or-
dinance, said he would withdraw the ordinance "even
though it allowed the Quizons to legally do what some
35 other Holmes Beach property owners appear to me
to have already done without permission of any kind.
It bothers me to turn down a legitimate request from
people because they did it the right way while 35 oth-
ers have done exactly what they please."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney responded to the
planners' objections point by point:
The council is traditionally alerted to a problem
by one individual seeking a change.
Council members are aware the ordinance will
affect more than one property. According to their
count, it will affect 16 properties, but all 16 will not
build six-foot fences.
A small child is better protected by a six-foot
fence than a four-foot fence.
The existing six-foot fences in the city don't ap-
pear to be hazardous.
The ordinance will not change setbacks and is
very specific on designating one front yard for the pur-
pose of this ordinance only.
There are presently six-foot fences in the city.
Council members Carol Whitmore and Maloney
"It sounds like spot zoning," Councilwoman Billie
It will block the neighbor's view, Councilman Ron
The ordinance requires the neighbor's approval,
"It seems to me in this community we're not tear-
ing down fences, we're building them -both legal and
illegal," Mayor Bob VanWagoner noted. "It can
change the whole character of the community when
you start building fences. When you make a change
like this you open the door, but the bottom line is to
address the growing problem of illegal fences."
Six-foot wooden fences are ugly and they deterio-
rate, said planning commission member Francis Smith-
Williams. Four-foot chain link fences with vines grow-
ing on them are much more attractive and better for
safety, she said.
"I'm one for residents' rights," Whitmore said. "If
they want to put up a fence, then they should be able
"There's something un-American about not being
able to have a back yard where you can (have a fence)
and let your kid go," added resident Sean Murphy.
'Breaking Legs' opens Friday
The Island Players present their final production of the season Tom Dulak's comedy "Breaking Legs"
directed by Phyllis Elfenbein with nine performances starting Friday, May 10. Among the cast members of
this hilarious clash between the Mafia and the theater are, from left, Sam McDowell, Gabe Simches, Ben
Thomas and Pamela Hopkins. For ticket information, call the Island Players Theater at 778-5755. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Power of the people picnic
A picnic will be held on May 18 from noon to ance Commissioner Bill Nelson, Attorney Bob
6 p.m. at Rossi Waterfront Park in Bradenton to Butterworth and Comptroller Bob Milligan, who
honor those who worked to oppose Florida Power voted against granting the permit, are invited.
and Light's permit application to burn Orimulsion County Commissioner Joe McClash, the lone
at its Parrish plant. voice of opposition on the commission, is also
Gov. Lawton Chiles, Treasurer and Insur- invited.
You judged the Guild winners
Nearly 600 people voted for their favorite artworks in the Artists Guild's April "You Be the Judge" exhibi-
tion at the Guild Gallery. The winning artists were, back row from left, honorable mention Myrna Schmidt,
first place Donna Bednarz, Joe Vonafor second-place winner Ed Heitman and third-place tie Genevieve
Alban; and, front row, third-place tie Nita Saidoo and honorable mention Helen DeForge. Their works are
currently on display at the gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Zoe Von Averkamp.
Selby Gardens to offer 'Behind-the-Scenes' Tour
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Sarasota's Selby Gardens will provide an unusual
view of its internal operations during a "Behind-the-
Scenes" tour to be held on Saturday, May 11, from
10:15 a.m. to noon. The tour is open to the public at
regular admission prices of $6 for adults and $3 for
children ages 6 through 11. Reservations are not re-
The tour highlights are:
The Tropical Display House is a miniature rain
forest under glass housing exotic tropical plants from
around the world.
Working greenhouses, normally closed to the
public, are home to thousands of unusual and fascinat-
Horticultural Department: Visitors will learn how
the facility maintains its extensive plant collections at
this hub of horticultural activity.
Mildred Bernice Mora
Mildred Bernice Mora, 80, of Cortez, died April 29
in Freedom Village.
Born in Cincinnati, Mrs. Mora came to Manatee
County from there in 1947. She was a homemaker. She
was a member of the West Congregation of Bradenton
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon; a daugh-
ter, Geraldine Culbreath of Cortez; a son, Robert
Purden of Melbourne; a sister, Ada White of Cypress,
Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11,
at Kingdom Hall, 3015 26th St. W. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the American Lung Association,
2201 Cantu Court, Suite 119, Sarasota, Fla. 34232.
The newly dedicated Selby Gardens Library
houses scientific works and reference publications, as
well as a section devoted to rare books on botanical
The Learning Center includes a series of dis-
plays designed to evoke the interest of both adults and
youngsters in the environment and the harmony of the
In the Butterfly Garden visitors will learn which
plants attract certain species of butterflies.
Tropical Food Garden volunteer curator Bob
"Tropical" Fritz will provide an entertaining and in-
formative program on the joys and challenges of rais-
ing tropical food plants.
Selby Gardens is located at 811 S. Palm Ave.
For further information on the tour, call 366-
5731, ext. 52.
Edwin J. Scott
Edwin J. Scott of Anna Maria died May 6 in Vir-
ginia Beach, Va.
Mr. Scott retired to Anna Maria in 1972. He was
born in Pine Bush, N.Y., and served as Justice of the
Peace for 16 years in the town of Crawford.
He was a member of the board of directors of
Seaside Gardens, the Key Royale Club and a volun-
teer at Columbia Blake Hospital.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Anne
Rolnick of Pine Bush; and Susan Krohn of Ports-
mouth, Va.; four grandchildren and three great-
Services will be held Thursday, May 9, at the
William Gagan Funeral Home in Pine Bush.
Memorials may be made to the Pine Bush Volun-
teer Ambulance Corp., Box 407, Pine Bush, N.Y.
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From her first pains of birth till the day you die,
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She held you close and chased away your fears,
And kissed your hurts and dried up your tears.
Yet I wonder how many mothers will have no news today,
From many thoughtless children who live far away
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Longboat Chamber busy
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold a technology workshop on Thursday, May 9, from
6:15 until 8:15 p.m. at the Chamber office, Whitney
Beach Plaza, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
The topics covered will be computer software
maintenance and backup systems. The workshop is
open to the public.
On Tuesday, May 14, theChamber will hold its
May Business After Hours social at Lynches Landing
Bar & Grill, 4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr. from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.
For cost, reservations and further information, call
the Chamber at 387-9519.
Islander honored by
Elham Feanny Hall of Bradenton Beach was
named the winner in an April 25 Secretaries Day con-
test by local FM radio station WISP 98.7.
The first-ever Junior Miss Universe in 1964, Hall
moved to the Island in 1994 and is recovering well
from a June 1995 accident that nearly cost her her life.
She is employed at Bradenton's VIP Communications.
Poll workers needed for
Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat needs additional
poll workers for the September, October and November
1996 elections. Retirees and those with flexible work
schedules should call 741-3823 for information.
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1994 piece, "Romance and Roses," which is part of a month-long display of her works at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Mixed media works by members of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island will also be exhibited during May. For more information, call the library at 778-6341. Islander
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Spring exhibit opens at
Manatee Art League
A Spring Open Exhibition will be held in the
Kellogg & Searles Gallery of the Art League of Mana-
tee County from Friday, May 10, through May 28.
An opening reception will be held for thejuried all-
media exhibition on Friday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. with the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m.
The league is located at 209 9th St. W., Bradenton.
Call the league at 746-2862 for information.
Family prayer day at
A family concerns prayer vigil will be held Friday,
May 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Everyone is welcome.
Musical thriller opens at
"Sweeney Todd," an award-winning Broadway
musical based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by
Christopher Bond, will open on Thursday, May 9, and
run through Sunday, May 19, at the Players of Sarasota,
838 N. Tamiami Trail.
Call the Players box office at 365-2494 for show
time and ticket information.
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music provided by Michael Doucet and Beaufsoliel on
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office at 952-9170.
Islander requests books
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The library of the Girls' Club of Palmetto needs
books. Members of the Zonta Club of Bradenton has
taken this as a project.
If you have books for children or teens (K-12) that
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Special music at
Linda Vasilake and family, professional string
players from the Florida West Coast Symphony, will
perform during services Sunday, May 12, at the
Longboat Key Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
Worship services begin at 10 a.m.
Country Music Jamboree
at Rossi Park
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the
free Country Music Jamboree to be held Saturday, May
11, from 10 am. to 8 p.m. at Rossi Waterfront Park in
There will be non-stop dancing and live country
music performances all day. Entertainmeners include
national recording artist Crazy Heart, The Chosen Few,
Stalled on the Tracks, Billy Rice, Christian Retreat's
Country Gospel Jamboree Band, Paul Glaser Duo and
Carl Wade & Something Special.
Children's games, a petting zoo, pony rides, line
dancing, art and crafts and great food will fill out the
All proceeds will benefit the Manatee Association
for Retarded Citizens.
Call 722-0677 for more information.
Island host families
needed for international
Foreign high school students between the ages of
15 and 18 years are seeking host families for academic
John Doty, executive director of Pacific Intercul-
tural Exchange, states that the students speak English,
have their own spending money, and carry accident and
For upcoming programs, PIE has students seeking
homestays from Spain, Denmark, Germany, Poland,
Russia, Finland, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Colom-
bia, Paraguay, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia and
many other countries.
Island families interested in learning more about
student exchange or to arrange a meeting with a
community representative, may call PIE, at 1-800-
631-1818 or via the Internet at http://
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The company's expansion into
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Applications available for
July 4th parade
Plans are in the works for the Privateers' annual
Independence Day celebration which begins with a
morning parade up the Island followed by an afternoon
barbecue at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
There is no fee for participation in the parade. It
will leave Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach at 10
a.m. Thursday, July 4, proceeding north on the Island
through Holmes Beach and concluding at the Anna
Maria City Pier. Applicants are requested to register by
To obtain a parade application or for more infor-
mation call Privateers Vice President and parade chair-
man Rick Maddox at 794-2599 or President John
Swager at 778-1238.
First Call looking for
First Call For Help of Manatee County, a United
Way agency, is looking for volunteers to answer
phones and problem solve with callers who wish to
access social services in the community.
'Volunteers must be willing listeners with a desire
to help those needing services.
For more information, call 747-4435.
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Barred Owl or Great Horned Owl, Great Blue
Heron, Sandhill Crane, Red-shouldered Hawk, Ibis
and Osprey. The recipient will receive a photo and
history of the adopted bird for a donation of $25,
which covers care and feeding of the bird for one
month. Call 388-4444 for details. Islander Photo:
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Center offers help for emotional wellbeing
By Cynthia Finn
Despite our Island's sunshine, wide beaches and
affluence, the people of all three Island cities are not
immune to difficulties coping with real-life situations
and moder-day stresses.
"There are problems out here and we need to ad-
dress them," says Jim Baldwin, a licensed clinical so-
cial worker who devotes part of his work week to ex-
panded counseling and support programs at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
"We need to keep getting the word out that the
Community Center is changing," he says. "We are try-
ing to meet the needs of all of the community, striving
to be more than just a recreation center."
Baldwin adds, "We have people here with the cre-
dentials to help Islanders as individuals and in sup-
port groups -to overcome sometimes seemingly over-
whelming problems. And it's free."
Baldwin and Shirley Romberger, also a professional
family counselor, are employed at the Center under the
umbrella of its Family Foundations Resource Center.
Funding for the Resource Center's professional
and trained-volunteer programs for children, families
and adults is supplied by Manatee County children's
services tax dollars. The Community Center was
granted funding under the children's services first al-
lotment in 1992-93.
"The county says we're very accountable, that our
records are well kept and up-to-date, that our funding
is being put to extremely good use," says Romberger.
"The help we give is real," adds Baldwin.
They estimated that 30 to 40 families a month are
benefitting from Resource Center programs.
A recently started single-parent support group
meets Tuesday evenings and is already to a waiting-list
level. Single moms and dads participate with free
Romberger and Baldwin offer individual and fam-
ily appointments and referrals. They also work closely
Family counselor Shirley Romberger spends time with Community Center "after-schoolers, "from left, Travis
and Ashley lacovelli and Samantha Maietta. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
with the Center's elementary-school and teenage pro-
grams, offering participants in those activities more
than just daycare and recreation. An adolescent peer-
training program for the Center's young-adult coun-
selors and other qualified teens is in the works.
And in an attempt to coordinate efforts, the Peer
Connections program facilitated by volunteer coun-
selor Bette Webber and psychologist Mary-Margaret
Dickinson has been brought under the Resource
For several years, that program has been success-
ful training women to assist other women in need of
All four professionals said many Islanders don't
understand the Center's involvement in counseling and
many more don't believe the Island has the need.
"In a perfect world," says Dickinson, "none of us
would need professional help. There would be no alco-
hol and substance abuse, no peer pressure, no marital
and family dysfunction. But the Island is not different
from the rest of society on the other side of the bridge."
Adds Romberger, "The Family Foundations Re-
source Center is here to offer real solutions to real-world
problems. And we can't say enough times it's free."
In her "spare" time, Romberger is working to es-
tablish an accredited parenting course that will meet
court requirements for divorcing couples with children.
She is also attempting, through the Florida Juvenile
Justice Department, to get the Center listed as a re-
source for juvenile counseling for Island youths as-
signed to do community service.
"Our programs are constantly expanding, we are
constantly brainstorming new ways that we can help
our Islanders of all ages," says Romberger. "The ulti-
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A festival of food
Joining us at the table during the wine dinner at
Ivo's Fine Dining on Longboat Key were fellow food
and wine aficianados who were grand company. Grand
Cru Class6 in fact if you consider we sat with the rep-
resentative of the Chauteau Mouton Baronne Philippe
of Baronne Philippe de Rothschild, Frangois Xavier.
Rothschild wines were featured with each course
as were Stonegate wines from Sonoma County Califor-
nia. It was a repeat performance for Stonegate
winemaker and vice president David Spaulding at
Ivo's. He was every bit as charming and delightful as
last year as were the wines.
But this year's dinner took on a different tone.
There was competition in the air. Stonegate versus
Rothschild. American versus French wine.
The rivalry was obvious at our table where Xavier
was encouraged by his New York importer and another
friend to "speak to the serious nature of the wine."
Spaulding entertained with anecdotes. Xavier im-
pressed us with a short history of Rothschild wines be-
ginning in 1853.
I carried home a gift from Xavier, a signed bottle
of Chateau d'Armailhac, 1992, Grand Cru Class6. It's
a bordeaux and it's aging very nicely on the desktop for
now. I'm sure I can manage to give it maybe five years
and then it's history.
Owner Ivo Scafa table-hopped along with the wine
merchants, making for a most enjoyable evening.
Oh dinner. Each course better than the last.
Duck to die for.
As Ivo always tells me, "Love you to death. And
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to Arborio rice with fresh porcini mushrooms and then
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Rothchild's wine labels are painted by important
artists for afee of wine six cases of the vintage of
their choice and six cases of their label year.
mato sauce garnished with polenta and basil.
Relief was provided by a fruit sorbet and then on
to the main course, Petto D'Anatra Al Tartufo Nero, a
sliced breast of roasted duckling with black truffle
sauce, Broccoli Aglio e Olio and Carote Dolci.
Each course was accompanied by wines, of course.
First a Stonegate Chardonnay Bella Vista, 1992, and a
1994 Baron Philippe Chardonnay.
With the mushrooms, a 1990 Stonegate Cabernet
Franc and 1994 Baron Philippe Merlot The 1993
Stonegate Sauvignon Blanc was served with the shrimp.
With the entree, Stonegate's 1991 Cabernet and
Baron Philippe's Chateau D'Armaillhac, 1992.
Need I say we were nearly satiated when the
chocolate creme brul6e arrived and we thanked our
host, Ivo Scafa, and Chef Chris Lipa.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society's revival
of the old-timer's reunion was a sell out so much so
that many of those not fortunate enough to get a ticket
came to watch the show from the sidelines.
From the oldest arrival Rho Welsch, 1922 to
the newest comer to Anna Maria, the dinner, the skits,
music and reminisences made for a great evening.
Many guests arrived in costume from bygone eras.
We saw Indians, settlers, planters, Florida crackers and
all the likes of early life on Anna Maria Island.
The event is worthy of a bigger setting and stage
next year and we hope the revived tradition will con-
tinue as an annual fundraiser for the Historical Society.
But how will Bubba Stewart top his belly dancing
foolery in the future?
Top, Carolyne Norwood was recognized by her co-
founders for her vision and dedication to the Histori-
cal Society with a gift a porcelain vase
handpainted with the society's logo and an inscrip-
tion of appreciation. Above, Bubba Stewart in "early
Island attire (?). Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
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Ijm PAGE 18 E MAY 9, 1996 H THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
'Marjorie' works magic in a special way
By Cynthia Finn
Angelica Lowe Mannino has wonderful memo-
ries about her childhood on an unspoiled Anna Maria
Her father, the Rev. Gerald Lowe, served at the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach for 27
years. Her mother, Florence, had a spirit of special gentle-
ness remembered still by many Islanders.
And, says Angelica, her mother's love of nature
and the environment included an interest in manatees
"long before it was fashionable."
Former Islanders Yolanda and Wes Pritchard were
family friends. Among other contributions for which
they are known in this area, the Pritchards orchestrated
Snooty the manatee's first move from a small tank on
the Bradenton City Pier to his first pool at the South
As a young girl, Angelica remembers visiting Baby
Snoots, as he was then known, with Vickie Pritchard
out on the pier.
"His tank was so tiny," Angelica recalls.
These recollections of her family and friends, of
an Island childhood and the Island's stunning beauty -
are captured literally and in between the watercolor
strokes of Angelica's illustrations in a recently pub-
lished children's book about the Florida manatee,
"Marjorie's Magical Tail."
Angelica's husband Marc wrote the text of the fan-
tasy about a young boy who befriends a gentle mana-
tee named Marjorie. Marjorie reflects Florence Lowe's
gentle spirit and even possesses her almond-shaped
blue eyes. Her brief adventures are meant to open the
eyes of young children to the impact humans have on
our fragile environment.
Angelica is a grade 1 and 2 teacher at Anna
Maria Elementary School. Marc is a music teacher
at Wakeland Elementary School in east Bradenton.
They returned to this area several years ago from
Montgomery, Ala., after 20 years away.
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The Manninofamily Angelica, Annie, Katie and Marc take their story in pictures, words and music on
The Mannino family Angelica, Annie, Katie and Marc take their story in pictures, words and music on
the road. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
That return being reinspired by the beauty of
this coast and recognizing what 20 years of manmade
changes have brought planted a seed the Manninos
brought to fruition.
The original jottings of ideas and characters were
for a book for older children.
"But," says Marc, "as I got into the musicality of
the words, I began to write in rhyme and our focus
changed to younger children."
The result: a 31-page book for beginning readers
ages preschool through grade 3.
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The Manninos published the book themselves last
December, although it was completed and copyrighted
In between, Marc turned the story into a 45-minute
operetta that had its premiere in 1993 with 100 children
from Wakeland Elementary. The early stagings gener-
ated recognition from as high up as former President
George Bush and even a 13-second airing in 1994 on
NBC-TV's "Today Show."
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MARJORIE, FROM PAGE 18
Marc continues to use the operetta as a teaching
tool at Wakeland today. Forty students are currently
rehearsing for a May 24 performance at the Tampa ,
Museum of Science and Industry.
Angelica also taught at Wakeland during the
operetta's debut. An attempt was made to "involve
everyone" and she still recalls the rewarding thanks
from young students whose self-esteem was elevated
by their participation.
As for the book, Angelica and Marc refer to it as
"a labor of love" that includes characters based on
people that are "special" to them.
Old Captain Tom is their dear friend, recently
deceased attorney Tom Stewart, who kept his boat at
the old Humbug's Marina in Holmes Beach. Pelican
Pam is his wife Pam, an art teacher at Manatee Com-
munity College. Dr. Dave is a combination of
Angelica's brother, David Lowe, and another friend,
David Brown, a Wakeland teacher.
Although the Manninos only expect to break even "
on the venture, "We're proud," says Marc, "that we
followed through on our creativity and intent and got
it printed." They are almost out of the first printing of
4,000 copies. --
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On the Island, "Marjorie" is available at the Brain -
Gym bookstore in Holmes Beach and at Anna Maria's
Brown Pelican. The cost is $7.95. Marjorie is "no ordinary sea cow." She is a reflection ofAngelica's mother. Islander Illustration: Courtesy of
Among other distribution sites are Books-A-Mil- Angelica and Marc Mannino, reprinted from "Marjorie's Magical Tail.
lion stores across the state, Jacobson's Department
Stores, the South Florida Museum and all major mana-
tee exhibits in the state.
As part of the book's promotion and-to help edu-
cate young people about the plight of the endangered Islande graduates
manatee, Angelica, Marc and their daughters Anna .g d t I
Marie, 6, a student at Anna Maria school, and Katie, 11 Native Islander and U. S. Army Pvt. Levi
,'`'-' James Smith graduated Feb. 29from Alpha
- present musical dramatic readings of "Marjorie's
Magical Tail." Company of the 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry
Angelica reads and Marc plays the guitar. Katie Regiment, at Fort Jackson, S.C. The son of
plays Marjorie and Anna Marie plays the young boy on : Norma Fraser of Holmes Beach, Smith is
a , currently training in Ft. Lee, Va.
the dock who is magically transformed into a manatee currently training in Ft. Lee, Va.
to be with his friend. The girls perform duets and so-
los of songs from the operetta.
Angelica's fond memories of the Island and native
New Yorker Marc's own perspective on the fragile
beauty of our area have been transformed into an edu-
cational fantasy for all generations.
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Ham Pattie w/Cheese on Bun, Oven
S Baked Potato Sticks or Power Slice Pizza, *
SPudding, Juice .
Breakfast: Two Cinnamon Toast, Juice ..
SLunch: Two Mini Waffles, Two Sausage Links *. -
or Pig in a Blanket (Hot Dog in Roll), Straw-
berry Cup, Orange Half
Wednesday, 5/15/96 r
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Two Tacos, Lettuce & Tomato or i
Cheese Croissant, Peaches, Cake\ '
S Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
SLunch: Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green
S Beans or Mini-Chef Salad, Roll,
Friday, 5/17/96 -
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, l
* College bound
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All meals served with milk. These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending April 26. The
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A I :
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
April 25, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The owner received a
notice of violation for not being able to produce a cur-
rent registration and having an improperly charged fire
April 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 28-foot boat that ran
aground in Sarasota Bay with an injured passenger. A
Coast Guard vessel, Sarasota Fire and Rescue and
Sarasota Police Marine Division responded. The in-
jured person was transported to Centennial Park and
taken to the hospital.
April 26, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. No violations were found.
April 26, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. No violations were found.
April 26, Boarding. A 30-foot power boat was
boarded near the Cortez Bridge. No violations were
April 26, Boarding. A 27-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The owner received a warn-
ing for not having a sound-producing device on board.
April 27, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. No violations were found.
April 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel 22084139 came upon a dis-
abled 26-foot sailing vessel in Big Pass and towed the
sailboat to port.
April 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat in Southwest Pass. A commercial salvage vessel
was contacted and towed the boat to port.
April 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 30-foot power
boat in New Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
33082011 responded and towed the vessel to port.
April 28, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in the Manatee River. No violations were found.
April 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 14-foot Hobie
Cat sailboat south of Big Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel 20084171 responded, but the incident turned out
to be a false alarm.
April 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot power boat on fire
near the Skyway Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel, Florida
Marine Patrol officers and a boat from Eckerd College
responded. The college vessel and the Coast Guard
extinguished the blaze and no pollution was observed
in the water. The boat's occupants were rescued by the
Florida Marine Patrol officers. Except for a broken leg
of the family dog, no one was injured. The wreckage
was marked and a commercial salvage company con-
tacted to tow the hulk to port.
April 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 21-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
20084171 responded and towed the vessel to port.
April 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot power
boat in Big Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
20084171 responded and towed the vessel to port.
April 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot power boat over-
due from Palma Sola Bay to the Manatee River. A
Coast Guard vessel responded, located the vessel with
a disabled engine and towed it to port.
April 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot power boat overdue
in the Boca Grande area. Station Cortez attempted to con-
tact the vessel on VHF-FM radio without success. The
vessel returned to port safely a short time later.
April 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 16-foot power
boat in Palma Sola Bay. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and removed three people from the water
along with some debris and towed the boat to port.
April 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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adrift near Marina Jacks. A Coast Guard vessel re-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 27, domestic battery, 800 block of North
Shore Drive. No further information available.
April 25, domestic battery, 2400 block of Avenue
C. The victim reported she and the subject were drink-
ing, got into a fight and he hit her in the left eye and
hand. She refused to prosecute.
April 25, stolen registration sticker, 107 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach City Hall.
April 25, lost property, Coquina Beach. The com-
plainant reported she left her beach bag containing a
book valued at $25, $50 in cash, a swimsuit valued at
$30, sunglasses valued at $30 and reading glasses val-
ued at $125 on the beach.
April 26, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the vehicle by breaking the front door locks and re-
moved a pair of roller blades valued at $200, $15 in
cash, a blank check and a credit card.
April 26, found property, 100 block of Church
Street. The officer on patrol found a cigarette case con-
taining cigarettes and cash.
April 26, disorderly intoxication, 200 block of
Gulf Drive South. According to the report, the subject
was standing in the road at Third Street South and yell-
ing at patrons in a shop. Two complainants reported the
subject tried to enter their vehicles. The subject was
placed in custody.
April 27, seized tag, suspended driver's license,
Coquina Bayside park. The officer on patrol found the
subject passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. He
woke the subject, ran a check and found the subject's
driver's license was suspended. The dispatcher told
him to seize the automobile tag. The subject was trans-
ported to a friend's neighborhood and told to remove
the vehicle by the next day.
April 28, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The complainant returned to his vehicle and found the
latch would not work. Upon returning home, he found
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and personal checks was missing.
April 28, Baker Act, 100 block of Fourth Street
South. The complainant reported the subject was just
released from jail, had been drinking, grabbed a large
butcher knife and said he wanted to hurt himself. The
complainant took the knife, and the subject took a small
knife and stabbed himself in the palm. The subject was
placed in custody under the Baker Act and transported
to the hospital.
April 29, found property two pairs of binocu-
lars, Coquina Bayside Park.
April 26, suspicious, 200 block of 85th Street.
The officer was stopped by the complainant, an alarm
company serviceman. He said he was checking the
alarm for the sprinkler system at the Island Baptist
Church and discovered the main water valve was shut
off. The alarm was from the tamper switches attached
to the valve. The fire department responded.
April 26, petty larceny of a bicycle, 5325 Marina
Drive, Crabby Bill's.
April 26, suspicious, 6700 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported a group of juveniles riding
bicycles after dark without headlights. The officer ad-
vised them to go home.
April 27, suspicious person, 5901 Marina Drive,
police station. The officer observed the subject filling
large bags with cans from the recycling bin behind the
police department and placing them in his truck. The
officer warned the subject he was stealing from Waste
Management and could be arrested. The subject re-
turned the cans. The officer noted the subject was
warned in Anna Maria about the same actions.
April 27, larceny of a bicycle, 290 block of Av-
April 27, civil, 600 block of Ivanhoe. The com-
plainant returned from vacation and found someone
had entered the rear screened area of his residence and
drilled holes in his patio. Later he learned the damage
was done by mistake by a pest control company em-
ployee while treating the wrong residence for subter-
ranean termites. The employee agreed to make repairs
to the patio.
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April 27, assist Manatee County Sheriffs Officer,
Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive. The officer
found the subject at the intersection asking vehicle
operators for money and a ride. After checking, the
officer found the subject had walked away from his
residence. His mother reported he becomes unbalanced
when he doesn't take his medicine. The subject was
transported to his residence.
April 27, noise, 100 block of 74th Street. The
officer responded to a report of loud music and found
the subject hosting a party with stereo speakers set up
outside. The officer advised the subject to turn down
April 27, aggravated domestic battery, 3100
block of Avenue E. The officer responded to a report
of domestic violence and found the victim walking to-
ward the street with a suitcase in his hand. The suspect
inside the residence said they had an argument
The suspect also said she had just moved here from
Naples where she had been arrested and charged with
domestic violence, and the victim followed her here.
The officer spoke to the victim who said the suspect
had stabbed him in the back, hand and arm. The sus-
pect was placed in custody.
April 28, 4200 block of Sixth. An anonymous
complainant reported a pickup truck parked in the
driveway of Westbay Cove. The officer woke the sub-
ject inside who said he didn't know how he got there.
The officer noted the subject appeared intoxicated. A
check revealed he had no license. The truck's owner
was contacted to pick up the vehicle and the subject.
April 28, 3700 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported that subjects were making themselves
at home on the seawall on his property. The subjects
had coolers and lawn chairs. They were advised to
leave the property.
April 28, traffic, 600 block of Manatee Avenue.
The officer observed the subject drinking from a can of
beer while driving and stopped the vehicle. A check
revealed the subject's license was suspended, and the
officer issued him two citations.
April 28, found property, 7300 block of Gulf Drive.
On April 21, the police department was notified of a found
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bird and contacted Wildlife Rescue, which responded and
took the bird to a breeder because it was exotic.
On April 24, the complainant saw an ad in The Is-
lander Bystander about a lost bird and contacted the
person who placed the ad. She said she was the bird's
owner and had photos of the bird, but the breeder re-
fused to let her have it because the serial number on the
leg band did not match, the report said. The breeder
also refused to let her see the bird in person, she said.
On April 29, an officer responded to the breeder's
home to take custody of the bird. He observed the se-
rial number was an obvious close match with one char-
acter reported as being a 0 when it was actually a D. He
noted the bird began to call out its name, phrases taught
to it by the owner and the owner's cat's name. He re-
turned the bird to its owner.
April 28, petty larceny of potted plants valued at
$100 and a smoker valued at $10, 100 block of 31st
April 29, battery, 5340 Gulf Drive, Touch of
Class Dry Cleaners. The complainant reported the sub-
ject came in to pick up two shirts, was unhappy with
the quality of the work and refused to pay until she
spoke to the owner. The complainant told the subject
she could not have the shirts unless she paid and said
the subject pushed her, took the shirts and left the store.
The officer spoke to the subject who paid the bill.
April 29, suspicious, 600 block of Concord. The
complainant reported a suspicious caller who said he
represented the Veterans of Foreign Wars, requested a
donation and said he would come to her residence to
collect it. The complainant called the VFW and was
told the group was not soliciting. A patrol request was
initiated for the residence.
April 29, found property a bicycle, 300 block
of 28th Street.
April 29, lost property a video camcorder and
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April 29, found property a wallet, Kingfish
April 29, found property a credit card holder
containing numerous credit cards, 3200 East Bay
Drive, parking lot of Anna Maria Island Centre.
April 30, lost property a wallet, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
May 1, found property a cellular phone, 500
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May 1, disturbance, 600 block of Ambassador
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Members of the Anna Maria
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subject and advised her not to get involved in matters
that don't concern her and to stay away from the
May 2, suspicious, 2800 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported finding a syringe
and needle on the beach. The officer located the objects
and noted the needle was capped, was not the size used
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Crocodiles, clams Bay's new fun couple
By Bob Ardren
Shades of "The African Queen." Over the past
couple of weeks two people I know well have told me
the occasional crocodile shows up in Sarasota Bay.
No, they really weren't kidding. Far more rare than
alligators, crocodiles were historically found only in the
Key Largo area until recently. The official word from
the Florida Game & Freshwater Fish Commission labo-
ratory in Lakeland now is that crocs have moved as far
north as the Ding Darling Nature Preserve on Sanibel.
One source, an old friend from St. Augustine with
a long-time interest and knowledge of crocodiles in
Florida, says that a national gathering of croc experts
in Tampa two weeks ago provided written reports of
the critters ranging "as far north as Sarasota Bay." On
the east coast, Bill says they've been reliably sighted
in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
When I asked a local seafood dealer and life-long
waterman about the reports, he related having a croco-
dile show up in his business awhile back, brought in by
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's Helpmates,
an auxiliary to the squadron which aids in the
squadron's fundraising endeavors, elected new
officers for the 1996/97 season. The officers are,
left to right, Shirley Ann Northrop of Palmetto,
secretary; Marie Gartley ofBradenton, immediate
past president and now vice president; Madeline
Niosi of Bradenton, president; and Jean Healing
of Bradenton, treasurer. Islander Photo: Courtesy
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a state-licensed alligator hunter looking to sell the meat.
The dealer said he quickly saw the mistake and, since
the creature was still alive and appeared healthy, it was
quickly returned to the wild.
He didn't want to say where.
Just thought you might like to know. Here's betting
some of the folks in Cortez just might have some sto-
ries along these lines.
Clamming comes again
Back around the turn of the century there was a
major clamming industry along the west coast of
Florida, and there may be again.
State officials are developing a training program
for some of the displaced commercial fishers and, word
has it, the state will grant a five-acre bottom lease when
the clammers complete a state clam training program.
It was interesting to meet a five-acre leaseholder re-
cently and ask him about the clam business.
Richard Leonard is sales manager for the Bull Bay
Clam Company down in Englewood. He tells me they
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Team Record Overall
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Jim Boast Dodge 0-4 1-13
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Ciao! 3-1 9-5
Betsy Hills 2-2 4-10
Islander Bystander 2-2 7-7
Tip of the Island 1-3 8-6
Bali Hai 0-4 4-10
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can raise 1.5 million clams per acre per year on their
lease in the Cape Haze Preserve.
Pardon the pun, but that's a lot of clams.
The two-year-old business raises a hybrid variety
of the local mercenary clam, a hybrid Leonard claims
has a much higher meat-to-shell ratio than wild clams,
and has a shelf life about double the wild variety.
In the interest of research I'm planning a trip to
Englewood soon to eat a few clams. I'll let you know how
they taste and perhaps where we can find them locally.
Reef Reacher investigation
A check with the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety
Office in Tampa reveals the investigation of charter
boat Reef Reacher is still going on. The lead investiga-
tor was out on medical leave this week, and there is no
estimate when the matter will be resolved.
Marine Institute open house
Discover some secrets of the marine environment
May 18 at the Florida Marine Research Institute's open
house at 100 Eighth Ave. S.E. in St. Petersburg. Sched-
uled from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the once-a-year event
allows you to see the gear and techniques used for a lot
of the things we usually just read about.
For example, see how scientists extract fish DNA,
track manatees, map algae blooms and culture phy-
toplankton. It's all free and they promise to load you
with cool educational materials to boot.
Sounds like a great Saturday day trip to me.
Turtle nesting season begins
May Day has many different meanings in various
parts of the world, but here it means the start of sea
turtle nesting season.
Since nesting is getting underway, and since it
takes about 100 days for turtle eggs to hatch, this is a
good time for folks living along Gulf beaches to check
their exterior lights. As you probably know, baby sea
turtles are guided from nest to water by natural light
reflecting off the Gulf of Mexico.
Every year many baby turtles are maimed or killed
from being disoriented by artificial lights along the
shore. Instead of crawling to the Gulf, they end up on
somebody's patio or, worse, under the tires of some car
traveling along a beachfront street.
So turn off your waterfront lights for the summer, help
save the baby sea turtles and find out how much more
beautiful our beach is illuminated only with starlight.
The Florida Wildlife Federation (800-656-3014) is
offering a 120-page soft-cover book called "Sea Turtles,
The Watchers' Guide." Nicely illustrated, the book in-
cludes information on various species of sea turtles and
describes the nesting process in enlightening and interest-
ing detail. Cost is $10.95, $9.85 to members.
See you next week.
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Cobia, snook combine for excellent angling action
By Capt Mike Heistand
Cobia action is terrific right now, with good re-
ports of the tasty fish coming from both the near-
shore artificial reefs and local piers. Backwater
snook action continues to be excellent, with reports
of 48-inch linesiders coming in. Redfish are starting
to school in the backwaters, and trout and shark ac-
tion continues to be good.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier regu-
lars were doing some serious fishing and bringing
back some big ones. Consider these statistics: Shane
caught a 48-inch snook, Kevin a 50-inch barracuda,
Jeff a 28-inch cobia, John a 40-inch nurse shark and
Boo Sasser a 25-inch snook, which he released.
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said big stuff
is coming by the pier there, too, with featured fish in-
cluding a three-foot barracuda, two 36-inch cobia,
some black tip and lemon sharks, sheepshead and
snook at night.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 60 head of porgies and Key West
grunts. The six-hour trips averaged 40 head of man-
grove snapper and Key West grunts. The nine-hour
trips averaged 40 head of black and red grouper,
mangrove, lane and vermilion snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Bob Bogier
and Don Droehm of Longboat Key caught 30 snook
Saturday. Jeff Ozelette of New Hampshire nailed an
18-pound snook and a 24-inch trout. Capt. Zack said
redfish and cobia are also plentiful right now.
Center Little League schedule
Games start at 7p.m.
Minor League games
Weekday games begin at 5p.m.;.
Wednesday May 8
Thursday May 9
Friday May 10
Saturday May 11
Monday May 13
Tuesday May 14
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Saturday games begin at 12:30 p
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Tip of the Island vs.
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All games are played on Saturday
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Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said kingfish are con-
tinuing to show up about seven miles out and snapper
fishing remains strong in about 85 feet of water.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are still catching nice-sized snook in Palma Sola
Bay, with a few big trout added to the stringers. A few
reds are starting to school, Carl added, and there are
some good grouper catches about 12 miles out into the
Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook hunting doesn't get
much better than the way it is right now, with some of
the linesiders tipping the scales at better than 15
pounds. There is also lots of trout and reds out there,
Capt. Rick added.
Capt. Mark Bradow said the plentiful bait is
making for good fishing. He's been targeting snook in
the past week, with better than average success.
On my boat Magic we've been catching some very
good-sized snook up to 34 inches and plenty of
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook and reds are plen-
tiful for the skillful angler, with some of the reds sized
too big to keep.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are lots
and lots of cobia on artificial reefs close to the Island.
Grouper action remains fair to above-average farther
out, and backwater anglers are reporting the best snook
fishing of the year.
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Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO ISLAND. 2BR/2B, screened patio,
lake view, washer/dryer. Two month minimum.
COQUINA BEACH CLUB. Lovely studio, Gulf
view, pool, washer and dryer. Weekly or monthly.
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
[I MLS 1-800-865-0800
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT
Home with open water views of where the Gulf meets the
Bay. Exceptional 2BR/2BA home featuring chefs
kitchen, den with skylight and bayside patio. $375,000.
RUNAWAY TO THE BEACH! Fabulous invest-
ment condo across street from beach and walking
distance to restaurants. Open porch, pool and tennis
SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2BA unit with carport,
tile floors and private boat dock. Open canal and
bayou views. $125,000.
ISLAND PARADISE Direct Gulffront condos with
open Gulf views and miles of wide walking beach. Luxu-
rious pool and spa area in tropical setting. $289,000.
FAMILY HOME Across street from Community
Center is perfect for kids! Large fenced yard and en-
closed porch area, 2BR/2BA with carport Great area
for bike rides! $137,500.
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Island Real Estate Sales
600 Manatee Ave. W, Holmes Beach, 213 Westbay
Cove, a 2bed/2bath 1,200 sfla condo built in 1974, was
sold 3/19/96, Langhorne to Thumheer, for $135,000; list
600 Manatee Ave. W, Holmes Beach, 209 Westbay
Cove, a 2bed/2bath 1,200 sfla bayfront condo built in
1974, was sold 3/25/96, Birkhold to Knight, for
$140,000; list $146,000.
701 Manatee Ave. W, Holmes Beach, 11 Westbay
Cove South, a 2bed/2bath 1,230 sfla condo built in 1977,
was sold 3/19/96, Valentine to Robinson, for $106,000;
102 White Ave., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 2,057
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sfla 4bed/4&1/2bath/3car home built in 1979 on a
100x270 lot, was sold 3/29/96, Westra to Brown, for
$845,000; list $950,000.
107 49th St, Holmes Beach, a 100x100 lot, was sold
4/1/96, Sosnowski to Spotleson, for $150,000; list un-
110 81st St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 2,326
sfla 5bed/3bath/lcar/lcp duplex built in 1958 & remod-
eled in 1985 on an 88x80 lot, was sold 3/27/96, Tracy to
Clough, for $245,000; list $259,000.
110 Gull, Anna Maria, a canalfront elevated 1,190
sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1986 on a 75x100 lot,
was sold 3/29/96, Lyons to Pepka, for $204,000; list
203 72nd St., Holmes Beach, two-story 2,546 sfla
4bed/2bath/lcar duplex built in 1971 on a 65x105 lot, sold
4/1/96, Ritter to Christmann, for $155,000; list $159,000.
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211 82nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 2,124
sfla 4bed/3bath/lcar duplex built in 1956 on a 90x90 lot,
was sold 3/29/96, Agnelli to Mele, for $157,500; list
2310 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 105 Shell Cove, a
Gulffront 651 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1972, was
sold 3/29/96, GWW Investments to Yfos, for $125,000;
318 Hardin, Anna Maria, a ground level 1,172 sfla
2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1957 on a 75x108 lot, was sold
3/26/96, Boyers to Price, for $118,000; list $139,900.
4403 GulfDr., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1534 sfla
3bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 100x55 lot, was sold
3/28/96, Milonas to Jackson, for $120,000; list $129,900.
511 77th St., Holmes Beach, a two story canal front
2322 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1956 and later
added to on a 90x103 lot, was sold 4/1/96, Krall to Zeyse
& Christianthien, for $280,000; list $315- 299,000.
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View the Intracoastal from this 3BR/
2BA canalfront home. Great patio &
pool area for entertaining, 100 x 100
lot. Large master bedroom area. A
special home. $235,000. Call Ed
Oliveira or Dave Moynihan.
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New car-
pet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low
maintenance fees. Priced at $99,900.
Call Ed Oliveira. Also great value for a
second unit just listed at $78,000. Call
From this 2BR/2BA Bridgeport condo.
Covered parking, elevator, heated
pool, across from wide, sandy beach.
Close to everything. Priced at $89,900.
Call Dave Moynihan.
GULF TO BAY MOORINGS
Direct Bayfront unit with great view of
the Intracoastal. 2BR/2BA with loft. In-
cludes 2 porches, covered parking and
boat dock. Only one block to the
beach. Offered at $129,900. Call Ed
Oliveira for details.
RARE ISLAND LOT
West of Gulf Drive, zoned duplex. 100 x
100, only a half block walk to the beach
without crossing any roads. $139,900.
Call Ed Oliveira.
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TWO STEARNS & FOSTER twin XL mattress sets
and frames $100 ea. Call 387-9122.
20" COLOR TV Sony $95. File cabinets 3 drawer
letter $45, 2 drawer legal $85. Call 778-9171.
MICROWAVE WALL MOUNTED and stove from fit-
ted kitchen. Good condition. $150 pair or will split.
WINSTON PATIO SET 5 pieces, excellent condition.
$400. Call 792-6963.
UTILITY TRAILER dual axle, 12' x 5' bed, four new
tires. $550. Call 778-5246.
ELECTRIC FOOD SLICER, cake decorating items,
serving trays, banquet style tablecloths, dress
aprons, 16 qt. aluminum stock pot. Will consider all
offers. Call 778-6044.
TEAL WING BACK chair. $200. 13" color TV with
remote. $100. Call 778-6044.
TWO SETS OF TWIN beds. One set has matching
chest and night stand. $125 for complete set, $75 for
set of beds. 779-2151.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
MOVING SALE Sat., May 11, 9 1. Refrigerator,
range, tables, chairs, couches and more. Ave. F,
HUGE YARD SALE Sat., May 11, 7 2. Furniture,
antiques, collectibles, craft supplies, housewares,
pictures & mirrors, books, toys, yard tools and much
more. 777 N. Shore Drive.
GARAGE SALE 334 Tarpon St., Anna Maria. Sat.,
May 11, 9 to 2. Lots of kid stuff.
ESTATE SALE Fri., Sat., Sun. May 10, 11, 12. 7:30
to 5. Lots of antiques, collectibles, lamps, art work,
designer pieces, kitchenware, brass, books, new
metaphysical books, clothing, new children's clothes,
tons of new jewelry, costume and sterling, 100's of
miniatures plus miniature tea set, small furniture
pieces, new bird feeder, much bric-a-brac and misc.
Don't miss this sale! 3301 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., May 10 & 11, 8- ? Wicker,
bikes, furniture, lamps, rugs, fishing poles, tools, elec-
tric lawnmower, household and misc. 109 Pine.
GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., May. 11 & 112, 9 3.
Stereo equipment, toys, clothes, bathroom furniture,
lots of great stuff. 530 Key Royale Dr., Holmes
Beach. No early birds!
FOUND COCKATIEL Cortez and Gulf Drive, light
yellow. Call 778-5963.
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.
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLCI Call 778-6000.
CONVERTIBLE 1986 RENAULT DL white/white,
78,000 mi., good condition, auto, am/fm. $22,000
OBO. 778-6126 or 778-6127.
SATURN 1992 40,000 miles, one owner. AC, 4 door,
am/fm cassette, excellent condition. Health forces
sale. $9,500. 778-3672 8 am to 6 pm.
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.
WANTED TO RENT garage for a midsize car. Please
JET SKIS FOR RENT Cheap and fun, by the hour,
1/2 day or day. Doorside service. Call 941-778-4956
for more information.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
TOP PAY! Saut, broilers, servers, host/hostess,
bussers. Buccaneer Inn Restaurant 383-5565.
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.
UMBRELLA BEACH RESORT Part time position,
daycare and light housekeeping. $5 hr. 778-2365,
ask for Bridget or Shelby for details.
ENERGETIC, HELPFUL, HAPPY person to work in
gift store. Must be able to work some nights and
weekends. Apply in person at Pirate Pete's, 2219
Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
WAIT STAFF and pub help needed. Apply in person
or call Tip of the Island, corner of Gulf Dr. at Palmetto
TEENAGER WANTED for light garden work in
Holmes Beach. Please call 778-6688.
GOLDEN ISLE JEWELERS. Repairs, custom de-
signs, stone settings. We can turn your old gold into
beautiful new jewelry. Closed from May 2 until May
13. 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.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed,
bonded, experienced. Professional cleaning.
Homes, condos, rentals. Move in/out. Excellent
references. Beverly. 778-1945.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3219.
MURALS AND PORTRAITS painted in oils by Alan
Dingman. Any photo realistically rendered. Murals
any style and size. Call 795-0344.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
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.
SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING service. Ac-
counting, bookkeeping, tax planning, tax preparation
and payroll. Accurate and reliable service. Reason-
able rates. AccuSource Inc. 792-2665.
ALTERATIONS PEGI LYNN originals. Custom
clothes, clothing redesign, kids clothes, matemity wear.
By appointment. In home service available. 798-3116.
BABYSITTING IN MY HOME Island mom provides
safe, caring environment. Reasonable rates, refer-
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC TILE. Sold, installed
and repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guar-
anteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381
or beeper 506-3297.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping. Free
estimates, 32 years experience. Full service landscap-
ing and garden center. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.
LANDSCAPING, FREE ESTIMATES. Call 778-4441.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
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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!
This 3BR elevated home is located on sailboat water within
walking distance to the beach in the City of Anna Maria. Split
bedroom plan with great room make this a must see. Priced
right at just $199,500. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
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9\ 701 Gul Dive POBox.717-AniaMarla.FL34216
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REDUCED TO SELL NOW!
Elevated three bedrooms, two baths in choice Anna Maria
neighborhood. Spacious great room w/cathedral ceiling opens
onto a 9 x 27 deck! Surrounding with Florida pines offering a
lovely serene setting. Close to Gulf beach and REDUCED TO
SELL NOWI $179,900.
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103 Pelican, Anna Maria
75 x 100 canalfront lot, cleared, ready to build.
$150,000. Shown by appointment only.
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7 Jeans, restyled
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20 In error
22 Kind of photo
23 Pyle portrayer
24 Birthday party
29 Auto repair shop
30 Ottawa hockey
32 Clarifying words
34 Highest stage
37 Place to wear a
39 "God's Little
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60 Seraglio room
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63 Pay goes
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66 Symbol of
69 New Deal proj.
70 Inactive one
71 Will Rogers
74 Of the back,
80 Last poker bet,
81 Brillo rival
85 O.T. book
86 Cable network
88 Girl (Clara
91 Seventh in a
94 Political cause
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96 1978 Yankee
99 Thick jar
100 English refs.
106 Part of a Rube
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116 Mess up
117 Domestic fowl
119 Longtime Peter
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53 Pastoral poem
54 Stylish Italian
57 Yiddish writer
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68 Private entrance
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73 Arizona native
75 Houston pros
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Sunday, May 12 1 til 4 pm
810 So. Bay Blvd.
This cozy and inviting 3BR/2BA home is tucked away
on a perfectly fabulous beachfront lot offering privacy
plus and spectacular views of Tampa Bay, Egmont
Key, and the Sunshine Skyway! Amenities include
new, beige vinyl siding, brick fireplace, expansive
sundeck, and 116ft. of secluded, sandy beach!
Priced at $469,000.
TOP NOTCH BUILDING LOT
This spacious 60 x 107 ft. lot is located on Anna
Maria's desirable north end, within easy walking dis-
tance of both the Bay and the Gulf! An elevated home
would offer glimpses of Tampa Bay! Hurry! One of the
last remaining on the north end. Only $140,000.
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ANNA MARIA ... Bayfront 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of Tampa Bay. #DY13518. $329,000.
ANNA MARIA ... canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built
home with boat dock. Many extras. $249,000.
KEY ROYALE ... Bayfront 3BR/3.5BA, fireplaces,
heated pool, 50' dock. #DY68061. $589,000.
SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA,
room for addition/pool. #DY67938. $137,500.
MARTINIQUE ... 3BR/3BA w/some new furnish-
ings. Owner fin. and carpet allowance. $196,900.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
BAYFRONT ... 3BD/2BA home with views. Acre
MOL w/trees. #DY13671. $209,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX ...
Completely remodeled three
one-bedroom units with boat
dock! Within walking distance
of Gulf and shopping. Great
investment potential. #61612.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
JUST LISTED ... TRIPLEX IN ANNA MARIA.
Early Florida, Island getaway next to the
beach. 3BR/1.5BA; 2BR/1BA; and efficiency
apartment for possible in-law use. Covered
parking and a deck to enjoy your own sunsets
on the Gulf of Mexico. #14087. $750,000. Call
Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.
JUST LISTED ... LIDO BEACH CLUB ...
Super 2BR/2BA condo located minutes from St.
Armand's Circle. Heated pool, saunas, exercise
room, library, party room and on-site building
manager. #14051. $289,000. Call Karin
Stephan, eves. 388-1267.
Fax: 941- 778-3035
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 & lift. #KS63811. $398,000.
PALMA SOLA ... 3BR/2BA home, lushly landscaped &
beautiful pool. #KS11761. $149,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE ... 2BR/2BA turnkey, fabulous
views, steps to the beach. $165,000. #KS68414.
LOT with quality Key West style home and pool under
construction. 3BR/2BA. #KS12245. $279,000.
JUST LISTED ... DUPLEXES, TRIPLEXES AND
MORE ... all on Anna Maria Island. $110,000 to
$750,000. Call for more info.
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JUST LISTED... TRIPLEX... HOLMES BEACH...
Excellent rental history, long-term tenants.
3BR/1BA; 2BR/1BA; 1 BR/1BA. Close to the
beach. #13966. $159,900. Call Karin Stephan,
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
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Serving the Island communities for
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DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
25 Years Experience
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Call Jim Bickal 778-1730
WILSON WALL SERVICES
USpecializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
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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.
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 &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remod-
eling, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott
Fully furnished beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. Available for Memorial Holiday at $55
per night, includes phone and cable. 778-2832.
GULFFRONT GROUND FLOOR, 1BR/1BA condo.
Screened lanai, sundeck on private beach w/ hot
tub. $525 per wk. includes phone and cable. Avail-
able June 1. 778-2832.
GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top
floor master suite, decks, patio, tropical gardens.
Available May 11 on. Also January '97. $3,000 mo.,
$1,200 wk. 778-0990.
GULFVIEW COTTAGES on small, no traffic, dead
end street. 2BR, winter '97 $1,300 mo. 3BR, sum-
mer, $1,600 mo. Weeklies. Also off season pricing.
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-
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely 2BR
+ porch. No pets. Wk., mo., season. 778-3143.
SUMMER AT the Beach. Gulffront condo, 2BR/1BA,
private beach, large pool. Low monthly or weekly
rates. No pets. 778-7323.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA apartment close to shop-
ping center in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
YEARLY RENTAL, Holmes Beach. Unfurnished
2BR/1BA duplex with carport. $650 mo. plus utilities.
No pets. Contact Steve Kring at Horizon Realty 778-
0426 or home 778-5052.
SEASONAL RENTAL. Attractive Holmes Beach
rental. Gulfview. Available through Dec. Weekly/
monthly. Reasonable. 778-4368 or 727-8303.
ANNA MARIA UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA canal,
dock. May Oct. Weekly, monthly, one month or
more. $700 plus electric, no pets. 778-5793.
BAYFRONT VIEW ANNUAL 1BR/1BA furnished
apartment, walk to beach, no pets, very clean. Must
see. $625 mo. plus deposit. 778-9639.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Nice 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Close to beach and shopping. $650 mo. 1st,
last, security, no pets. 778-0217.
ANNA MARIA NORTH END fully furnished, 1BR/
1BA, 1/2 block to beach. Available now, $550 mo.
plus utilities. Call 778-6615, leave message.
ANNA MARIA BEAUTIFUL 2BR overlooking natu-
ral canal. Boat dock, 1 block to beach. $625 mo.
WEEK/MO 1BR/1 BA TURNKEY $150 wk. Call 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.
HIDEAWAY PERFECT BAYVIEW between bridges.
Nice, quiet dead end street. 1st floor, 2BR, fully fur-
nished, annual, with dock. Also 2BR wk/mo and '97
season. No smoking or pets. 778-7107.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX SOLD. New owner says
rent. 2BR/1BA apartment near Gulf beach. Nice, well
maintained. $600 mo. annual. 1st, last, $300 secu-
rity deposit. No pets. 778-3628.
TAKING RESERVATIONS Summer vacation spe-
cials. Anna Maria waterfront next to City Pier. Good
swimming, fishing, excellent restaurants. $250 to
$350 weekly. Call enchanted Shores (941) 778-
9188. 201 S. Bay.
4BR/3BA HOME WITH magnificent view of the Bay.
30 ft. dock with sailboat davit. 778-2766.
SUMMER AND FALL RENTALS Gulffront condo.
Tennis, pool, jacuzzi and sauna. 794-8877.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR duplex apartment, 1
block from Gulf. Central H/A, new carpet, no pets!
$500 + utilities. Call Green Real Estate 778-0455.
1BR GULFVIEW FURNISHED condo. Pool, newly
decorated. May Jan. 7th, possible yearly. $525 -
$550 mo. + electric. No pets. 794-5411.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished. Carpet,
tile, cathedral ceilings. Like new! Great neighbor-
hood, close to the beach! $700 mo. First, last, secu-
rity, no pets or smokers please. 778-1144.
SEASONAL VACATION RENTAL: 2BR ground floor
home 100 yds. to Gulf. Large lanai with spa and wet
bar available weekly or monthly. Also 1 BR/1 BA cur-
rently available. 778-5246.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX IN Anna Maria. Quiet location,
close to beach $600 mo. 2BR/1BA condo, new ap-
pliances, enclosed porch, pool. On Bay and across
the street from the Gulf. Wagner Realty 778-2246.
NICE 2BR/2BA APARTMENT. Annual, walk to
beach. $600 mo. plus last and security includes wa-
ter and garbage. 778-1259 or 778-0405.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, white tile floors. $650 mo., $650
security. Call Mark at 778-2246 or eves. at 778-4126.
ANNUAL EFFICIENCY FURNISHED, great Holmes
Beach location. Immediate occupancy. $500 mo.
includes utilities. 778-4777.
WATERFRONT FOR RENT 2BR/2BA waterfront
villa in Holmes Beach, partially furnished. 7 mo.
lease. $650 mo., no pets. Call Steve at 778-7487.
BAYFRONT WITH BOAT DOCK. 2BR/1BA, turnkey
furnished. Available weekly, monthly, seasonally, semi
annually. Walk to beach & restaurants. 778-9619.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Annual 1BR fur-
nished. Patio, pool, w/d. Available now. $650 mo.
211 S. Bay Bid. 778-2896.
WANTED TO RENT 3 or 4 bedroom, Gulffront, Bay
or pool house for Mar., Apr. '97. Call (941) 778-2712
before May 13.
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
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long term to this responsible, professional woman.
Seeking 2BR in quiet area. References. 778-7720 or
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share Island
duplex. $100 wk. plus deposit includes utilities. Child,
small pet, smoker OK. 778-2234.
FEMALE TO SHARE North Anna Maria home. Two
private rooms plus bath. Child welcome. $335 plus
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT on Anna Maria
Island. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft.. Excellent loca-
tion, great visibility. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE in Holmes
Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.
- Wed. or Mon. Thu. 2 people/4 nights from $135.
Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Mo-
tel & Resort Complex. 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
BAYFRONT WITH BOAT DOCK. 2BR/1BA, turnkey
furnished. Available weekly, monthly, seasonally, semi
annually. Walk to beach & restaurants. 778-9619.
WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY. Deep water ca-
nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
ing room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO, Bayview, 1st
floor, $127,500 unfurnished.. New Concept Proper-
ties, Ron Wagner. 792-9314, eves. 792-5070.
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.
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.
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.
EAST MANATEE FISHERMAN'S paradise. By
owner, 12 +/- acre Manatee Lakefront acreage 50'
above sea level +/-, two fish ponds, cleared, very
private with a southern view and a 3BR house fur-
nished. Built by Jim Walters Homes. $105,000. 3005
Bethany Rd., 1/8 mi. south from State Rd. 64 on left
side. Phone 322-1263. B. Plichter.
WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo overlooking land-
scaped pool and Tampa Bay. New kitchen, freshly
decorated, second floor end unit, by appointment.
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.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO Beautiful 2BR/
2BA top floor unit, nice on-site pool, gorgeous ce-
ramic tile floors, overlooks wide sandy beach and
pristine sunsets. $189,000. Call Chard Winheim,
Neal & Neal Realtors.
ISLAND'S BEST BUY. Canal, dock, davits, caged
solar pool, 3BR/2BA, family room, lanai, sprinklers,
wheelchair accessible. $225,000. 778-9378.
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. 778-
0283. Motivated seller.
LOTS BAYVIEW DUPLEX $75,000. Ocean view,
125 ft. to high tide, deeded access to beach.
$150,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
STOP, LOOK, MAKE OFFER. Island condo, 2BR/
2BA, furnished, pool, walk to beach, excellent rental.
$105,000. Easy to see. Yvonne Higgins Re/Max
UNUSUAL KEY ROYALE HOME. 2BR/2BA plus den.
Private guest quarters has 1BR/1BA. Tile floors,
screened porch, canalfront dock, pool, tile roof, 2 car
garage, low maintenance yard. $349,000. Neal & Neal
Realtors, Helen White 778-2261, eves. 778-6956.
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African pompano: 24-inch minimum size
limit; two-fish per person or vessel (whichever is
Amberjack: 28-inch minimum fork length, 3-
fish daily possession limit.
Black drum: 14- to 24-inch slot limit; 5-fish
daily possession limit; cannot possess more than
one of more than 24 inches.
Black mullet: No minimum length; 50-fish
Bluefish: 12-inch minimum fork length; 10-fish
Cobia: 33-inch minimum fork length; 2-fish limit.
KEY ROYALE CANAL FRONT $249,900
Spacious 3BR,2BA. 2 car beauty including da- *
its. central vacuum, lawn sprinkler Fumrture is ne-
gotiable Call Nick Patsios 778-2261 or 778-4642
Dolphin: 10-fish daily possession limit.
Flounder; 12-inch minimum length; 10-
fish bag limit.
Grouper (gag, black, red, yellowfin,
yellowmouth, scamp): 20-inch minimum
length; 5-fish limit; no harvest of Nassau grou-
Jewfish: Closed. Illegal to possess.
Kingfish: 20-inch minimum (fork length);
2-fish daily bag limit. Bag limit in Gulf-Atlan-
tic fishery reduced to 1 when federal waters
closed to all harvest.
Mangrove snapper: 10-inch minimum; 5-
Permit: 10-to-20-inch slot limit; 10-fish
bag limit; cannot possess more than one fish
of more than 20 inches.
Pompano: 10-to-20 inch slot limit; 10-fish
bag limit; cannot possess more than one fish
of more than 20 inches.
Redfish: 18-to-27 inch slot; 1-fish daily
possession. (No closed season.)
Sea bass: 8-inch minimum; no bag limit.
Shark: Daily bag limit of one per person,
two per vessel (whichever is less); the harvest
ANNA MARIA ISLAND $199,000 3BR/
2BA A alerlrcrI h.rr.ie ,r Arr.a t1.aria Cil, or.
cul-de-sac in nice residential area Boat dock
and waterfront deck, lush water view Call
Helen While 778-2261 or 778-6956
of sawsharks, sawfish, basking sharks, whale
sharks and spotted eagle rays is prohibited.
Sheepshead: 12-inch minimum size limit;
10-fish bag limit.
Snapper: 14-inch minimum on red snapper;
16-inch minimum on mutton snapper; 12-inch
minimum on cubera, dog, silk, queen, mahogany,
blackfin and yellowtail; 10-inch minimum on gray
or mangrove snapper; 8-inch minimum on vermil-
ion and lane snapper. Bag limit 10 daily (no limit
on lane or vermilion). Limit may not include more
than 5 mangrove daily or 5 red snapper daily.
Snook: 24-inch minimum length; closed
Dec. 15 -Jan. 31 and June, July, Aug.; cannot
possess more than one fish of more than 34
inches; 2-fish total limit.
Spanish mackerel: 12-inch minimum
length; 10-fish limit.
Speckled trout: 15-to-20-inch slot limit; 5
fish limit; cannot possess more than one of more
than 20 inches. Season closed in Nov. and Dec.
Tarpon: No size limit; 2-fish limit; requires
$50 tarpon tag to possess or kill.
Tripletail: 15-inch minimum size limit; 2 fish
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SUN LOVERS DELIGHT $150,000 2BR.' RARE THREE BEDROOM $150,000 wilh
2B4 plus den Could be third bedroomrr Corn- man' upgrades Anna Maria's lines complex
pleilly new inside plumbing, electric & Iloors Healed pools tennis & boating Call Dick
Outside shower Just 100 ft from the waler Maher or Dave Jones 778-2261 or 779 oi91
Call Harold Small 778-2261 or 792-8628
KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOME $155,500 TERRIFIC ISLAND VALUE $92,500 Sun
Private cul-de-sac near Holmes Beach sandy bow Bay 2BR/2BA covered parking eleva-
walking beach Low maintenance lee Wrap lor pool tennis close to beach shopping
around upper balcony Tropical foliage & lawn Compare location and price Call Lu Rhoden
Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261 778-2261 or 778-2692
PREMIER N. POINT HOME $595,000 4BR/
5BA with office. den, family room, formal dining
room. vast storage 2 car garage, built for eleva-
tor Dock w/electric & water on deep canal Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-2261 or 778-6791
Hal is a former General Motors Ex-
ecutive with 13 years of successful
SFlorida Real Estate experience in
both Manatee and Sarasota Coun-
: ties. Hal has lived on Anna Maria
SIsland for 11 years.
PERICO BAY CLUB $88,900 2BR/2BA wl
good water view. Gated community with pool.
lennis courts & nature walks Close to beach
and shopping Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778.
2261 or 778-4931
BAYFRONT CAGED POOL $395,000 MILES OF BEACH LARGE $227,000
3BR/2BA home with gorgeous view of Sunny condo. 2BR/2BA corner unit. view of
inracoaslal waterway Pad & boal davils on Gulf. heated pool carport, prime Holmes
canal side Cul-de-sac Very private Large Beach area Close to restaurants & shopping
lol Call Helen While 778-2261 or 778-6956 Call Helen While 778-2261 or 778-6956
LOT FACING TAMPA BAY Ideal for strip cen-
ter or resort related business. Includes small build-
ing & boat dock $395,000.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING NEAR 1-75 8.776
sq. ft. oil Hwy. 64 East. Clean, modern & lully air
conditioned Zoned C-G. $275,000. Call Walt
Schnoerr 778-2261 or 778-7780.
AUTO PARTS BUSINESS Two locations well
established and very profitable business $485 000
RETAIL FLORIST BUSINESS Excellent
Sarasola location Owner must sell due to illness
$50,000 Call Harold Small... 778-2261 or 792-8628
GULFVIEW FOR ONLY $83,000 View of
Gulf from every window This newly painted
IBR/1BA unit has carporl. new A/C & refrig-
erator Glassed lanal Call Bill Bowman 778-
2261 eves 778-4619
KEY ROYALE POOL & DOCK $219,000
2BR/2BA canalfront home with swimming pool
and boat dock Low maintenance landscap-
ing Fully furnished Very nice area Call Helen
White 778-2261 or 778-6956
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Runaway Bay $575 mo
2BR/2BA Perico Bay Club.
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