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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Next Island beach restoration project on track


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Is federal funding for the Manatee County Shore
Protection Project in jeopardy? Not according to Jack
Gorzeman's sources in Washington, D.C.
Gorzeman is the Manatee County environmental
projects coordinator and oversees the Island's beach
renourishment program.
That program is part of a 50-year agreement be-
tween the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state and
Manatee County to renourish and maintain the Island's


Councilman

threatens libel

suit against

newsletter
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
At last week's council meeting, Holmes Beach
Council Chairman Luke Courtney threatened to sue the
authors of a newsletter circulating in the city.
"It appears that a disgruntled group has decided to
attack our mayor and me, in an unsigned newsletter
entitled 'Eye on City Hall' dated June, 1996," Courtney
said. "This document is pure trash, filled with half
truths, innuendoes and outright lies. I challenge the


'I want their
names because I
intend to proceed
with a libel action
against the
authors, if l can
get them out from
under the rocks
where they are
hiding.'
Council Chair
Luke Courtney


authors of this garbage to
step forward and speak like
responsible citizens.
"I want their names
because I intend to proceed
with alibel action against the
authors, if I can get them out
from under the rocks where
they are hiding. All elected
officials are open to criticism
for their views, but this docu-
ment steps over the line and
accuses me personally of ille-
gal acts, which is a provable
lie and therefore pure and
simple libel, punishable un-
der our court system."
The newsletter, sign-


ed by "Citizens for truth in government," refuted point
by point reports contained In a newsletter written by
Mayor Bob VanWagoner several weeks ago.
It first criticizes the administration's open government
policy, noting "the employees are forbidden to talk to the
press or anyone else." Then it discusses hurricane pre-
paredness, city departments, the mayor's code enforce-
ment record, plans for the Key Royale Bridge, chairman-
ship of the Island Transportation Planning Organization,
cellular phones and residential rental restrictions.
Courtney was especially angered by a paragraph


Gulffront. The first phase, at a cost of $13 million,
pumped 2.3 million cubic yards of sand along the 4.6-
mile coast of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach in
1992-93.
The city of Anna Maria decided back then not to
participate in the project However, in a referendum last
February, Anna Maria voters came out in favor of try-
ing to get in on the next protection cycle by a vote of
480 to 317.
The Anna Maria City Commission passed a reso-
lution by a 3-to-2 vote in March, requesting endorse-


that accuses him and the mayor of "supporting an ef-
fort for a back-door density increase" with the proposed
residential rental restrictions.
The newsletter concludes by accusing the mayor of
contrived opposition and meddling in the affairs of
council. It admonishes council to "wake up and do the
job you have been elected to do and stop kowtowing to
this mayor."


Islanders: remain vigilant on EMS changes


Despite the county's promise not to make any
changes in EMS service for two years, Holmes Beach
resident John VanOstenbridge warned Islanders to re-
main vigilant.
"It's time for the people in this fire district to wake
up," stressed VanOstenbridge, a fire commissioner
who is acting in this issue as a private citizen. "When
I got more than 2,000 signatures against PDS (the
county's plan called Peak Demand Staffing), people
urged me to keep fighting. I can't do it alone. It has to
be the whole community."
VanOstenbridge is referring to the plan introduced
by the county's Public Safety Director Mike Latessa in
March. PDS called for the county's 12 ambulances to
be on the road during times when there are more calls.
During slack times the number of ambulances would be


reduced and the remaining ambulances moved to more
central locations.
EMS units would also be relocated from the stations
where they are currently housed to posts along the
county's roadways. According to Latessa, the goal was to
decrease response time without adding additional ambu-
lances and personnel and increasing productivity.
"The county administrator said they would take
two years to study the issue and have public input dur-
ing the process," VanOstenbridge noted. "After that
meeting, I said they'll do it anyway."
A new plan called Flexible Unit deployment was
to begin June 17, but implementation was delayed by
Latessa who cited technical problems.
"We need to let our county commissioners know
we don't want this," VanOstenbridge said.


ment from the county commission for Anna Maria's
inclusion in the next sand pumping.
A recent daily newspaper report implied that fed-
eral funding for the Island project is in danger.
Gorzeman told The Islander Bystander June 20,
"My sources to date indicate that because we already
have a contract in place with the Corps of Engineers,
our project and other projects already in place are not
in jeopardy."
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


Scenic Bay
shot wins
week two
of photo
contest
Iris Sachs took the
gBd p- prize for the second
week of The Islander
Bystander's KINSA
contest. Her photo of
S.- an approaching after-
noon thunderstorm had
just the right ingredi-
ents of intense color
and contrast to impress
the judges, Holmes
Beach resident
Gretchen Edgren, a
former Playboy maga-
zine editor and author
of the 40-year anniver-
sary Playboy book;
graphic artist Jennifer
.-- Heisdorf; and Islander
news editor Paul Roat.
Complete rules and
information regarding
the contest are on page
12 in this issue. Don't
S__. forget the deadline for
next week's contest is
Friday at 5 p.m.






DOT's May leaving

state employ
Florida Department of Transportation District Sec-
retary David May is leaving public employ next month.
May, a 10-year DOT veteran, announced to the
Sarasota-Bradenton Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion he has taken a position with the Clearwater-based
transportation firm of Tampa Bay Engineering.
No successor has been named for May, who has
served as the District 1 secretary for about four years.
I I


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ............................... .. 7
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 18
Streetlife ..................................................... 20
Crossword puzzle....................................... 32


ISLANDERS


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JUNE 27,1996


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I'B PAGE 2 N JUNE 27, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Peacocks pose problems on Longboat Key


By Paul Roat
Could the great Holmes Beach peafowl contro-
versy be raising tail feathers on the Island yet again?
"Oh no, I hope not!" former Mayor Charlotte Long
said with a laugh.
Seems Longboat Key officials are making strutting
motions regarding the gaggle/flock/bunch of peafowl
in the village at the north end of the key. Numbering
in the 60s, the birds are starting to be a bit more of a
nuisance than the quaint "island paradise ambience"
the neighborhood had envisioned when the birds first
landed there. Although the birds are for the most part
loved, cherished and still wanted, village residents
don't want to love quite as many of them.
Island natives here may be remembering with a
grin, or maybe a grimace, a similar peafowl contro-
versy in Holmes Beach more than 15 years ago.
A few peafowl slowly grew into a herd in neigh-
borhoods near the Anna Maria Elementary School. The
stately birds would stop traffic on Gulf Drive as they
crossed from the school to the beach and from shop-
ping center to shopping center.
Tourists and many people who didn't live in the
neighborhood thought the birds majestic. Mother and
baby fowl were the perfect photo opportunity to many.
However, several people with whom the peafowl
chose to be neighborly with took a different outlook.
Eerie and loud mating screeches in the pre-dawn
hours jolted many out of bed. Screened porches were
sometimes shredded by a frisky male in search of his
special lady peahen.
City council then decided to trap the birds and re-


locate them to farms or Sarasota Jungle Gardens or just
about anywhere but on the Island in response to the
residents' complaints.
That was when the feathers hit the fan.
Public works employees built a huge cage to serve as
a trap for the birds. The trap, big enough for a human to
stroll around in, was baited with corn and water. Sure
enough, the birds would saunter in to eat the corn, the door
would close behind them, and the birds were trapped.
But peafowl lovers would let the birds out. They
also stormed city hall with more than 400 signatures on
petitions demanding a halt to the trapping practice.


Computers envisioned for Bradenton Beach '96-97 budget
Visions of computers are dancing through the
heads of officials in Bradenton Beach in the wake of Island budget workshops scheduled earlier
the city's first workshop on the 1996-97 budget. Island officials have received surprising news Final adoption of city budgets has to be com-
And although the city still has no revenue pro- from Manatee County Property Appraiser Charles pleted by the end of September, following two
sections for the upcoming year, those visions are Hackney: he would appreciate it if property tax cal- public hearings on the budget.
being penciled into the next year's spending plan. culations could be completed by July 17 about a Hackney's deadline is for the cities to adopt ten-
Three departments offered budget projections for month earlier than usual. tative property tax rates. City officials may lower the
the next year Monday during an informal workshop. City clerks are scrambling to pull together the tentative tax figure through the end of September, but
For the city's police department, the computer 1996-97 budgets to meet Hackney's deadline. may not increase the property tax. It is therefore ex-
wish list includes two perhaps four in-car com- Bradenton Beach began budget workshops this pected that most cities will tentatively use the exist-
puters that allow officers to tie into federal and state week; other Island cities are scheduling budget de- ing tax rate for the next fiscal year for the time being,
data bases to access criminal background checks, liberations in the next few weeks. then fine-tune the budgets in the coming months.
license plate numbers and frequency of calls to any
given residence. adding a computer network to facilitate the work budget review, said officials intended to maintain
"This type of thing can save lives," Councilman within the administrative offices. Council members the city's current tax rate at a minimum. A lowc
Gail Cole said, as other council members nodded in agreed to his suggestion to look into costs to provide property tax rate should be their goal, he urged.
agreement. The projected revenue source for the po- a network system for the clerk's office. City revenues should be available at the nex
lice computers would be derived from the one-cent Councilman John Kaufmann, chair of the city's workshop, scheduled for July 3, 9 a.m., at city hal
local-option sales tax increase enacted by Manatee
County voterstwo years ago. Siesta Key drainage funded with
Building Official Bill Sanders was able to trim Siesta Key drainage funded with
about $7,800 from his projected budget and, with the
saved funds, hopes to add computerization to his de- charrette leftover funds
apartment By Bob Ardren causes a nightmare."
City Clerk Alice Baird did not initially add corn- Islander Correspondent Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard told the MP(
puters to her budget. However, Cole has been look- With a lot of help from her friends, Sarasota City he'd like to see the money used on Cortez Road
ing into upgrading the city's 10-year-old hardware Commissioner Nora Patterson has secured $250,000 in Longboat Key Mayor Bob Drohlich said, "We have
and software and urged council members to consider left-over money originally set to fund studies for an- real safety problem," when he asked for a study C

Beach other bridge from the mainland to the barrier islands of drainage on St. Armands Key.
Anna Maria or Longboat Key to fund major drainage Drohlich went on to say he though his idea wa
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 work along Siesta Drive. especially appropriate since the dollars "would be use


There is a push at the federal level to cut back on
new projects, he said.
Gorzeman thinks the county commission will look
at Anna Maria's request for inclusion some time in
July. If the commission is in favor, it will make a re-
quest to the Corps to amend the contract by adding
Anna Maria.
Before the matter reaches the county commission,
Gorzeman said he is still waiting for some answers to
contractual-type questions from the Corps.
With or without Anna Maria, Gorzeman said it will
be "a minimum of three to five years or around the year
2000" before any of the Island's beaches receive new
sand. Inclusion of Anna Maria might add "some time,"
he said, "but we would work with the Corps to keep
that time to a minimum."
Gorzeman said last year that the next maintenance
cycle had an estimated cost of $1 million per mile.
Generally, the federal government pays 50 percent of
the cost, the state 37.5 percent and the county 12.5
percent. Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach did not
contribute funds to the original renourishment.


Patterson's maneuvering quashed Islanders' plans
to use the money for drainage projects of their own,
specifically improvements to the often-flooded section
of Gulf Drive near Bridge Street.
Funds to alleviate flooding in Bradenton Beach at
Cortez Road and near city hall are still secured, and
work is scheduled to begin on those projects later this
year.
At Monday's Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, Patterson asked for the remain-
ing $250,000 from the ill-fated charrette study of a third
bridge between the mainland and barrier islands be-
tween Bradenton Beach to Sarasota. She explained that
the Florida Department of Transportation was backing
her request and would contribute an additional
$250,000 to complete the drainage project on the north
end of Siesta Key part of her commission district.
She got strong backing from Sarasota County Commis-
sioner Jack O'Neil, also an MPO board member and
Siesta Key resident.
O'Neil told the board Siesta "is an island of tour-
ism, and an inch of water from a summer thunderstorm


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to move traffic on Longboat its original use," refer-
ring to the charrette study.
Patterson countered that corrective action on St.
Armands "would cost millions and that Siesta has the
engineering work done and corrections can be done for
a relatively small amount of money." She then called
for staff input, which was quickly received by Sarasota
City Engineer Dennis Daughters.
DOT District Secretary David May backed up
Daughters, saying the additional $250,000 was avail-
able and would come out of next year's budget. May
went on to say the St. Armands work will be "very
expensive and probably very unpopular on St.
Armands."
May explained that large retention ponds will be
required on St. Armands for flood control.
"It's either raise the road or get water to lower
places," May commented, "and St. Armands is such a
low place to begin with that you'll need a large area to
store a single foot of water."
Patterson's motion to use the funds for Siesta Key
was quickly passed with no audible dissent.


Part of the herd of
peacocks on
Longboat Key
came from Holmes
Beach. Key
residents are now
echoing Island
concerns about the
birds from
years past.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood





Long said a veterinarian eventually sedated the
birds and transported many of them to farms in eastern
Manatee County.
Former city clerk Betty Hill said a number of the flock
was moved to Longboat Key great-grandchildren of
the birds that caused all the controversy in Holmes Beach.
Could they be remembering all the fuss their forebearers
caused and want their 15 minutes of fame?
Whatever the intent, the peafowl controversy has
moved south.
Would Holmes Beach welcome them back? Stay
tuned.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 27, 1996 U PAGE 3 JiM


Bradenton Beach committee question


By Paul Roat
An attempt to respond verbally to a set of questions
posed by a citizen's committee to Bradenton Beach
Mayor Leroy Arnold was aborted Thursday after coun-
cil members and citizens decided the mayor's response
should be in writing.
Members of the Committee for the Continued Im-
provement & Unity of Bradenton Beach posed 20 ques-
tions to Arnold last month on the status of various
projects in the city and the mayor's stand on several
issues. The committee, made up of 10 members and
chaired by former Mayor Katie Pierola, has questioned
Arnold's leadership role in the city in recent months.
After some discussion then, the mayor and coun-
cil decided to respond to the questions within 30 days.


Arnold brought the matter up last week. Turning to
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher during the council meet-
ing, he asked her to respond to the queries on the sta-
tus of the Florida Department of Transportation drain-
age plans for Gulf Drive and Cortez Road.
She said work should start later this year, but was
interrupted by Councilman Dick Suhre.
"I was unaware these questions were to be an-
swered by council," Suhre told Arnold.
Arnold turned to Councilman John Kaufmann and
read another question posed by the committee, this one
regarding the state grant requests for the Bradenton
Beach Fishing Pier renovations.
"I have to agree with Councilman Suhre,"
Kaufmann told Arnold. "I was not aware that this was


Community Center receives

surprise donation


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Representatives of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center were pleasantly surprised by
news they have been named as a beneficiary in a
will for the first time.
They expect to receive their first bequest from
the estate of Anna Maria resident Beatta M. Kay.
The donation was announced by Executive Di-
rector Pierrette Kelly at the June board of directors
meeting. Kay, who died in April, left four percent
of her estate to the Center's Endowment Trust
Fund.
Family friend Marie Franklin said Kay and her
husband retired to Anna Maria in 1976 from Buf-
falo, N.Y. Kay was an office manager for Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and her husband was an
executive of the Mobile Oil Co. The pair owned
several rental properties in the city.
"She was a witty lady and had quite a circle of


friends of all age groups, despite being confined to
her home for the past 12 to 15 years," Franklin
said. "She loved children and wanted to donate to
the Community Center and other local groups. She
was very interested in her community and the poli-
tics of the city and the Island."
The proceeds of Kay's estate and the amount
of her endowment should be determined in nine
months to a year, Franklin said.
In addition, the Community Center has re-
ceived:
A $43,200 grant from the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. The Center must provide
matching funds of $4,800.
A $20,000 donation from an anonymous
family foundation to be used for the Family Foun-
dations Resource Program with the Center must
providing $5,000 from new funding sources.
$5,280 from a party hosted by Charles and
JoAnn Lester to benefit the Endowment Trust Board.


n response delayed
the form we were going to go through tonight. I'm not
really prepared ..."
Drescher interrupted Kaufmann at that point. "I
agree with you and Dick," she told Kaufmann. "We
haven't had a chance to respond to the questions, and
I don't have a copy of the questions in front of me."
Resident John Sandberg rose from the audience.
"Will these responses be reduced to writing and made
available to the citizens?" he asked Arnold
"Well, yes, they could be," the mayor said.
"May I request that it be done?" Sandberg asked.
"Yes, that could be done," Arnold said.
"I believe this is a very important matter,"
Sandberg continued, "and I think it should take place
at a workshop where we can discuss the questions and
the answers."
Drescher moved too table the matter until the next
meeting, a move that was unanimously approved by the
council.
The next city council meeting is scheduled for July
11 at 7 p.m. in city hall.



Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
7/3, 10 a.m., Budget work session with council
and department heads

Holmes Beach
6/27, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
6/27, 2 p.m., Charter Review Board
6/28, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
7/2, 7 p.m., Council meeting

Of Interest
6/27, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Associa-
tion, Bradenton Beach City Hall.

All city offices will be closed in honor of the
Fourth of July.


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In PAGE 4 m JUNE 27, 1996 m THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Neighbors object to beachfront house variance


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Should a property owner realize personal gain
from beach renourishment?
That was the question asked by neighbors of Ed-
ward Gulash. He is seeking a variance to build a single
family residence on two Gulffront lots at 3012 Avenue
F in Holmes Beach.
Gulash appeared before the Holmes Beach Board
of Adjustment Friday seeking a variance to the water-
front setback from 100 feet to 50 feet from the mean
high water line. After hearing from architect Tom
O'Brien, city attorney Steve Dye and concerned neigh-
bors, board members agreed they did not have enough
information to make a decision.
Dye said the following points must be clarified:
Whether the property owner can meet the special
criteria in the city's code for coastal building and de-
velopment activities.
The location of the five-foot contour or easement
line before and after beach renourishment.
The number of other properties that may be af-
fected by the board's decision.

Architect explains building site
The city's setback of 100 feet from the mean high
water line exceeds the state setback of 50 feet from the
erosion control line. To exceed state standards would
make the property unbuildable, O'Brien explained.
"The other concern was regarding the five-foot
contour line," he continued. "I'm not clear on this but
the surveyor spoke with Pat Petruff (city attorney) and
our latest survey shows that all our development is
landward from that line."
O'Brien noted the erosion control line established
for beach renourishment is west of the property until
it reaches the southernmost property line. There it turns
and follows the property line east at midpoint where it
turns south again. A riprap jetty at the south end of the
property stabilizes the area, he said.
"We have maintained the 50-foot setback from that
southern portion. Lot 16 is entirely given up to set-
back," he said. "We have two legal buildable lots of
record but we are combining them into one lot to pro-
vide the adequate separation from the erosion control
line. This leaves a small buildable area in the northeast
corner of the site."
Neighbors' environmental concerns such as dune
restoration, destruction of sea oats and hazards to sea
turtles will be addressed by the state review process,
O'Brien said. The. residence is designed to meet hur-
ricane-resistant construction standards, he said.

Neighbors air concerns
Gulash purchased the property after the beach
renourishment project. "It was to be used to renourish
sand and preserve the beaches for the public's access
and preserve the aesthetic beauty of the Island rather
than for quick investment construction," resident Greg
Lansen said.
Lansen also cited special protections from devel-
opment in coastal areas contained in the state statutes
and aesthetic damage to neighbors.
The state established the erosion control line and
the Department of Environmental Protection permit
review will deal with those protections, responded
O'Brien.
Resident Rick Wheeler said the property is as-
sessed at $5,000 and if it were buildable, the value
would be about $200,000.
"The property appraiser does not assess
buildability, he looks at what's existing," replied
O'Brien, who is also a former county building official.
"You establish buildability by applying for a permit. In
order to get that permit, it requires a variance."
Resident John Long read a letter from a neighbor,
Ron Dascenzo, who said approval of a variance would
set a precedent for future development that would have
a negative effect on the environment, and he is pre-
pared to get an injunction to stop any proposed devel-
opment.
Another neighbor, Caleb Grimes, said during Hur-
ricane Agnes in 1972 he saw a house standing imme-
diately south of Gulash's lots fall into the Gulf, and
prior to beach renourishment the beach area there was
known as the "tidal pool."
"The beach renourishment program was to estab-
lish a beach for the public and protect the values of


According to Stephen Dye, attorney for the City
of Holmes Beach, a variance may be granted by the
board of adjustment if it concludes that strict en-
forcement of the ordinance would result in practical
difficulties or unnecessary hardships for the appli-
cant and that, by granting the variance, the spirit of
the ordinance will be observed, public safety and
welfare secured, and substantial justice done. The
board of adjustment may not approve an application
for a variance unless it finds that each of the follow-
ing standards or conditions will be met:
(1) Special conditions and circumstances must
exist which are peculiar to the parcels, buildings or
structures in the same district;
(2) Literal interpretation of the provisions of this
ordinance would deprive the applicant of rights com-
monly enjoyed by the properties in the same district;
(3) The variance shall not permit establishment
or enlargement of any building, use or structure
which is not permitted in the district in which the
variance is requested;
(4) That granting of the variance requested will
not confer on the applicant any special privilege that
is denied by this ordinance to other parcels, buildings
or structures in the same district;
(5) That the variance granted is the minimum
variance that will make possible the reasonable use
of the parcel, building or structure;
(6) That if the application is a request for a vari-
ance to the minimum yard requirements, any vari-
ance will not permit:
(a) The building or structure on the property
to encroach into the required yard on more than two
sides. (Encroachment on frontages located on the
Gulf of Mexico shall be controlled by section
II.B.4.d of this ordinance and shall not be consid-
ered in determining whether or not such building or


existing homes, and as part of that we all granted an
easement that said anything below the then existing,
not today's, five-foot contour line was not to be built
on," Grimes told the board.
Even though the renourishment created buildable
lots in front of his and other neighbors' homes, they felt
it enhanced the value of their property and the use of
the beach and agreed that anything that is now above
the five-foot contour line should be preserved, Grimes
said.
Granting variances will jeopardize future beach
renorishment projects, Grimes added.
"The state and federal governments will come out
and ask, 'Why should we renourish your beach if
you're just going to build houses on it?' he continued.
"They'll say we're letting people do things that we all
agreed would not be done creating new lots for
people to build on. I think it might be a violation of the
easement that was granted."
The way the erosion control line is drawn shows
there was not an erosion problem on Gulash's property,
and it is protected by the jetty, O'Brien said.
Board member Jim Meena asked that a letter from
Patricia Fruendenthal, who sold the property to Gulash,


structure will encroach on more that two sides);
(b) The building or structure on the prop-
erty to encroach by more than 20 percent into any
one required yard, determined as applicable to the
proposed building or structure or expansion. (En-
croachment on frontage located on the Gulf of
Mexico shall be controlled by section III. B.4.d of
this ordinance);
(c) The building or structure on the prop-
erty to encroach into any one required waterfront
yard or other than an approved encroachment of
frontage located on the Gulf of Mexico, in accor-
dance with section III.B.4.d of this ordinance;
(d) The building or structure on the prop-
erty to occupy more than 30 percent of the prop-
erty, except within commercial districts;
(e) Buildings or structures located on prop-
erty which fronts on more than one street, provided
that one street is a dead-end street, may obtain a
variance from section III.B.4.g. by requesting es-
tablishment of a side or rear yard setback on the
property boundary fronting the dead-end street. Es-
tablishment of a side or rear year setback pursuant
to this subsection does not prohibit an applicant
from requesting further yard variances pursuant to
subsections a, b and c above.
When the standards hereof contain maxi-
mum dimensional deviations, same shall not be
construed as entitling an applicant to approval so
long as such maximum dimensional deviations
are not exceeded; rather, such standards are in-
tended only to provide maximum dimensional
deviations permissible under this paragraph and
the board of adjustment may deny any applica-
tion, even though the proposal will not result in
violation of the dimensional deviation maxi-
mums contained herein.


be read.
"When I sold the two-story duplex directly east of
the lots on Avenue F (not a paved street) to Mr. Gulash
(Ilexhurst Partners), I conveyed title to the two lots in
question as a good faith gesture to assure a private
beach," Fruendenthal wrote."Prior to this sale, several
inquiries were made to city hall about the feasibility of
building on these lots and the response was always
negative."

Meeting the criteria
Dye said the construction must meet criteria in the
city's code, and Building Official Joe Duennes said this
has been impossible to determine because the construc-
tion site is not properly marked. Dye also said the
county must determine which five-foot contour line,
pre- or post-renourishment, is to be used.
Board members said they also had difficulty locat-
ing the construction site and property lines. Gulash said
he had the property surveyed but people pulled out the
stakes. He said he will have the property re-surveyed
and notify public works and the board in advance.
Board members will visit the site on June 26 at 1
p.m. The hearing will continue on July 8 at 1 p.m.

A find in the
cupboard
Jeanette and Robert
Vesely made a donation
to the Anna Maria Island
SHistorical Museum of an
S -- interesting find in the
back of a cupboard at
their recently purchased,
23-year-old home on
.- 70th Street in Holmes
Beach. Beginning with
bachelor Lamont
Bailey's 1887 purchase
of 163 acres, which he
lost in 1892, this ab-
stract of title tells story
after story of Lot 4, Bay
-Palms, 10th unit owners
through 1968. Islander
1 'Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Procedures for obtaining a variance





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 27, 1996 M PAGE 5 li3

Island Branch Library goes on line


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The county's library system has jumped feet first
into the computer age.
If you haven't visited the Island Branch Library
lately, one of the first things you'll notice is the absence
of the card catalogs. They've been replaced by new
computer monitors.
The library system's transformation will be com-
plete by July 1, said Debra Kraner, automation coordi-
nator for the county's library system. All patron and
book records will be computerized.
"The advantage of the new system versus the card
catalog is that patrons can see what books are available
system-wide," Kraner explained. "They can see where
the copies are located, how many copies we have and
if they are checked out or not. A search can be done by
title, author subject or key words. It gives us the abil-
ity to provide better service and more accountability."
Kraner said library staff members have been pre-
paring for the transformation for the past three to four
years. Installation began in February. Staff members
have been training on and checking the system and bar
coding the collection.
"All patrons are getting new library cards with bar
codes," Kraner said. "Everyone should register for a
new card by July 1."
Kraner has high praise for the Friends of the Island
Library, who contributed $17,500 for computer equip-
ment for the branch.
"They have been really generous to the library sys-
tem, and they have really thought ahead for the future,"


Kraner noted.
Other Friends groups have also been very gener-
ous, and all the groups are working on a joint project,
she said. Each will contribute $3,000 toward the pur-
chase of CD ROM sites for the branch's young adult
areas.
The new computer system opens up a host of pos-
sibilities, Kraner said. Eventually patrons will be able


Learning the
library system
Gloria Bell, standing left,
publicity chairman of the
Friends of the Island
Branch Library, and
Paula Tripp, 14-year
library volunteer, watch
as Mercedes Thornburg,
president of the Friends
of the Island Branch
Library, tries the new
computerized card
catalog. Friends pur-
chased $17,500 in
c computer equipment for
the branch's automation.
Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland.



to reserve their own books, make their own requests,
view best seller lists and local events calendars, utilize
a question and answer feature, access the system using
a modem at home, review their library records and
view system-wide periodical lists.
The system cost approximately $450,000, but the
county has been budgeting annually for a number of
years for the transformation, she said.


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Do we want 'em back, or should they


The controversy over reducing the population of
peacocks on Longboat Key has renewed interest in a
return of peafowl to Anna Maria.
Some of us remember the quaint, picturesque
scenes created by mother and baby peacocks crossing
Gulf Drive in the area of the elementary school north
to the shopping center.
Most of us didn't mind stopping for the mini-pa-
rade. But some of the people who had to live with the
peafowl on a daily basis were irritated by screeching
males and the "mess" on their cars.
To others, the mating cry of the peacocks was a pleas-
ant sound a reminder of the tropical surroundings.
The whole argument took place in 1979 and ended up


with the peacocks banished from Anna Maria Island.
Sounds like the scuffle over noise complaints we
experienced over the past year from neighbors of the
Anchor Inn, while patrons of the bar obviously enjoyed
the live music.
We're reminded that the Island doesn't really
change, but the neighbors do.

Maybe, maybe not
Numerous phone calls to our office convinced us
this week that David May's departure from his position
with the Florida Department of Transportation as dis-
trict secretary was indeed news.


stay on the key?
We'll be looking for a fair shake from his succes-
sor the person in charge of the replacement of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge project and other transpor-
tation issues here.
Islanders like Jim Kissick, Katie Pierola, Bunny
Garst, the Hoeys and many others have lived with the
ultimatum delivered by May with tremendous adamacy
at a January 1993 Island elected officials meeting. "We
will build that bridge," May commanded.
There is hope after May, right?
Meanwhile, we await the last word from Ben
Watts, the big muckety-muck Secretary of DOT, on the
hearing officer's recommendation that early planning
for the bridge was conducted improperly.


Y U O9 91


Photo finish or not at
Fishing the Islands tourney?
This is a story about a family who fished to-
gether in the Fishing the Islands Tournament.
Two men and three children, a nine-year-old boy
and two girls, ages 11 and 12, began with a family
dinner on Wednesday to review the tournament rules
and develop a game plan.
On Thursday, they were up at 6 a.m. to scout the
waters and practicing casting. Again on Friday, the
family was on the water by 6 a.m. to catch bait. It
was a long hot day, but they were successful.
On tournament day, Saturday, the alarm went off
at 5 a.m. It was a frustrating day. The bait did not
survive and had to be re-caught. The boy was se-
verely burned by stinging nettles, but against his
fathers better judgment, the boy refused to give in or
give up.
They group checked in at 6 p.m. with their catch
- six snook ranging from 42.5 inches to 28 inches.
They fell into bed that night too tired to eat din-
ner wide-eyed with the idea they had a chance to
place among the winners.
The next day they discovered all was for naught.
One of the fish entered was disqualified. The fish
was photographed upside down. The children asked,
"But didn't the official at check-in say the photo was
OK?"
What did the upside-down photo cost the fam-
ily?
A first place win. Does a snook measure differ-
ently fin up or fin down? Would it have made a dif-
ference if the official at check-in had given correct
information? Would an alternate photo have won the
tournament for them? There are no answers, no so-
lutions.
All this proud mother can do is to let the fisher-
men and children know that in my heart, "They are
true winners."
Vickie Looper Bannister, Bradenton

Tournament stands by rules
I understand a fisherman came to you as pub-
lisher of our community's newspaper last week
claiming they were treated unfairly at this year's
Fishing the Islands Tournament.


As I understand, Mike Giltner, a team member
on Larry Looper's boat, admitted they photographed
one of their six fish incorrectly. (Tournament rules
are very precise about photography.)
Giltner claims the fish should be counted be-
cause an official tournament weighmaster said the
photo was "OK."
Copies of signed tournament entry forms verify:
1. Capt. Looper's signed entry form agrees to
abide by all the rules of the tournament.
2. Looper signed off on the tournament photo-il-
lustration form which states he will be disqualified
if the fish are photographed incorrectly.
3. Looper signed an affidavit swearing that the
team adhered to all tournament rules.
I told Capt. Looper of my decision to disqualify
one of his team's fish before noon on Sunday, June
16. Tournament rules require a protest be filed
within 30 minutes of the announcement of the win-
ners.
There was no official protest filed by Looper's
team.
It was three days before anyone said the
weighmaster told the Looper team it (the upside-
down photo) would be OK and no one on the Looper
team can identify who told them it (the upside-down
photo) would be OK.
The two officials in charge at the Anna Maria



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weighstation are solid, reputable people, who have
both been with the tournament from the beginning
- four years. They helped write the tournament
rules.
We have discussed this particular rule many
times and I am certain these officials know exactly
what the rule is.
I contacted both officials at Looper's weigh-in
station the evening of the tournament and they say
Looper's claim is unfounded.
We went over the necessity of photographing the
fish correctly in detail at the tournament's captains
meeting before the tournament. I believe it was made
clear that any fish photographed incorrectly would
be disqualified.
Mr. Giltner has apparently told The Islander
how bad he feels for the youngsters who were on
board. He should.
But the tournament is not to blame for the results
and our honesty and integrity should not be in ques-
tion.
Bill Lowman,
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Editor's note: Published tournament rules call for
fish to be photographed "top fin up, and for
protests to be filed within 30 minutes of the an-
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THtSE WERE THE BAYS
-_- Part 4. Anna Maria Island & the Seminole War, 1835-1842,
by June Alder


Palmetto-thatched hius like this dotted the shoreline of Tampa Bay at the tunm, ;
the Seminole wars.

TROUBLE AT

CHARLOTTE HARBOR


The warship USS Vandalia sped
from Tampa Bay towards Charlotte
Harbor with all sails unfurled. Com-
mander Thomas Mix had gotten reports
from his scouts that a band of Seminoles
was on the move to attack the fishing
villages there, and he was on his way to
intercept it.
But he was too late. As the Vandalia


Nearly 100 refugees
from the Charlotte
Harbor raid found
their way to Tampa
Bay and the make-
shift camp on Pas-
sage Key where 60
evacuees from
Captain William
Bunce's Manatee
River rancho had
already settled in.
Fishery folk fled
therefrom Sarasota
Bay as well.


turned into the
mouth of the
bay there
came into
view several
dugouts riding
low in the wa-
ter. They were
loaded with
frightened
men, women
and children
fleeing for
their lives.
The
attack on Jose
Caldez's large
rancho had
come on that
chilly March
morning in


1836 when the camp was just beginning
to stir. Whooping and brandishing
torches the marauders dashed among the
thatched huts. They circled the camp,
looting and burning; then, as suddenly
as they had come they were gone.
The rancho families hastily aban-
doned camp, leaving behind one victim,
a customs agent, shot to death. His body
was found by marines from the Vandalia
who went in pursuit of the raiders (they
killed two Indians on a nearby island
and took two more captive).
In all, nearly 100 refugees from the
Charlotte Harbor raid found their way to
Tampa Bay and the make-shift camp on
Passage Key where 60 evacuees from
Captain William Bunce's Manatee
River rancho had already settled in.
Fishery folk fled there from Sarasota
Bay as well to be near Fort Brooke and
the protection of the navy.
Passage Key of 1836 was consider-
ably larger than it is today, about a half-
mile long and a quarter-of-a-mile wide.
It was marked by a stand of tall pines
ringing a spring-fed lake which for years


was a watering place for coastal ships.
The islet may have had a wharf of sorts
used by fishermen of the past and a few
ancient buildings. But it certainly was
poor quarters for nearly 200 bereft
people.
Fortunately, the families of the Gulf
coast had close ties.
Manuel Olivello, for example, from
Sarasota Bay, a long-time friend of
Captain Bunce's, was to live in Bunce's
home for many years. (He later was
elected clerk of the Hillsborough
Court.)
Also taken in by Bunce was the
family of Antonio Pacheco, a Sarasota
Bay trading post operator who before
he died in 1835 made Bunce executor
of his estate.
Many fishery families were related.
Like the Montes de Oca and Hernandez
families.
Juan Montes de Oca, a well-edu-
cated Spaniard and an interpreter for the
army at Fort Brooke, married a Semi-
nole girl. Their daughter Victoria mar-
ried Alfonso de Launay, a lawyer from
Virginia who became Tampa's second
mayor. Dominga Montes de Oca be-
came the wife of Maximo Hernandez,
who founded the fishing village later
named Tampa.
So the fishery people at the time of
the long and deadly Second Seminole
War formed a loving community accus-
tomed to helping one another. Good
thing, for more trials lay ahead.


Alfonso de Launay, fisherman's son-
in-law.


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Enforcement a snag in residents-only parking


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Residents-only parking for access to the beach
would be a plus in the city of Anna Maria, a citizens
beach parking committee agreed June 18. However,
enforcement presents a budgeting challenge. A legal
opinion on restricted parking from City Attorney Jim
Dye was not presented.
Volunteers on the committee include Carol
Clements, Arnold Colon, Margaret Jenkins, Norton
Niss, Carolyne Norwood and Ellen Trudelle. The
meeting was chaired by City Commissioner Elaine
Burkly. Planning and zoning board Chairman Tom


Turner also participated. The committee will meet
again at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Anna Maria
City Hall.
Turner said the city owns enough land adjacent to
City Hall to provide more parking. "Perhaps it's just
not being used to its fullest advantage," he said.
He referred to parking spaces already designated
off Spring Avenue at City Hall that are seldom used
and to more land the city owns by the sheriff's
office.
"It needs to be cleaned up and signs erected direct-
ing people that parking is allowed," he said.
Niss suggested that signs saying residents only,


even without enforcement, might deter non-residents
from using the spaces.
The committee agreed to look further into the
spaces around City Hall, to explore grant-funding op-
tions for the purchase of land for parking and to con-
sider recommending a voters' referendum on the issue
of the city's purchasing land. The need for more handi-
capped parking was also discussed.
Regarding current parking near Gulf Boulevard, a
majority of the committee including several who
said they were originally opposed to the removal of
parking spaces last year- felt the present set up with
parking on Palm Avenue was working well.


Island chamber seeks new office location


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Directors of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce are actively seeking new headquarters ef-
fective Sept. 1 after almost three years at the present
501 Manatee Ave. location.
Current landlord, Newport Marketing Services, has
announced its intention to raise the monthly rental fee
from the present $625 plus tax to $1,500 plus tax.
"We're looking at other options," Treasurer Tom
Nelson told the board at the June 19 meeting.
Board member Don Shroder, education liaison,
spoke about the initial stages of a long-term, technol-
ogy-lab fundraising project for the Anna Maria El-
ementary School that would benefit the community at
large. He was told to proceed.
Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman said she
is in discussion with the Island's arts organizations
about joining the Chamber in that fundraising effort.
Brockman also said the executive board is consid-
ering a casino night fundraiser for the Chamber's ben-
efit. The board scheduled the 1996 luau fundraiser on
Oct. 26.
Pending a change in the proposed accounting pro-
cedures, the board authorized President Bob Hinds to
sign a contract with Madison Avenue Advertising and


Jack Elka Photographics to produce the 1996-97 Va-
cation Guide. The Chamber will receive $7,500 for up
to $50,000 of advertising sold, with an additional
$1,000 for every $5,000 of advertising thereafter.
Board member and attorney Kevin Lottes is reviewing
the contract for the Chamber.


The board also accepted the resignation of three-
year director, Anna Maria Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe,
whose summer schedule will make him unavailable
for three consecutive board meetings. Sandbar res-
taurant manager Gary Wooten was appointed to take
Wolfe's place.

Orchestra
gets grant
Let to right, Willem
Bartelsman, director; Louise
Adler, fund raising chair-
man; and Ian Morrison,
publicity chairman, of the
Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Orchestra and Chorus
accepted a $500 grant from
the Woman's Exchange of
Sarasota. Grants were
awarded to cultural organi-
zations affiliated with the
arts in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties. Islander
Photo: Pat Copelancd


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SHorseshoe Tournament

Saturday June 29
Anna Maria City Hall Pits
Pre-registration: Wednesday, June 26
Late registration at the pits, 8:30 am, Saturday June 29
'"The Toss" 9 am
100 percent of the tournament proceeds are donated to the fund
for a new gym floor at the Anna Maria Island Community Center

Return this entry form along with the $20 team fee by Wednesday, June 26,5 p.m. to The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, FL 34217. More information: (941) 778-7978. Sponsor or team name:


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notarized. In consideration of your accepting my/our registration fee, I hereby, for myself, my dependents) and minor children, and our executors and administrators, waive and re-
lease any and all rights and claims for damages I or my dependents) or minor children have or may have against The Islander Bystander and it's representatives, successors, assigns,
employees, contractors, or volunteers (collectively The Islander Bystander) for any and all injuries or death suffered by myself, my dependents) or minor children at any activity spon-
sored or monitored by the The Islander Bystander, held upon its property, or through the use of it's equipment. If I or my minor children or dependents) should suffer any injury, illness,
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Horseshoe contest this Saturday in Anna Maria


Like to toss horseshoes? Want to join an Island-
wide challenge? Hurry up.
Horseshoe players from all over Anna Maria Island
will meet for this year's Ray Simches Memorial Island
Cities Horseshoes Tournament on Saturday, June 29,
at the Anna Maria city hall pits.
Applicants are encouraged to turn in entry forms to
The IslanderBystanderby Wednesday, June 26. Late reg-
istration and a game draw will take place between 8:30
and 9 a.m. followed by round robin tournament play.
Two-person teams may represent restaurants, busi-


nesses, neighborhoods or families and friends. The
entry fee is $20 per team. Individual trophies for win-
ners and prizes, both cash and merchandise, will be
awarded. A traveling plaque is presented by the news-
paper and the winners to their city of origin for display
throughout the year.
The tournament is sponsored by The Islander By-
stander and all entry fees will be donated to the fund
for a new gym floor at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
Anne Chiles, head of the floor-fund committee,


reports donations of $15,000 have been made toward
the total estimated cost for the floor of $28,000 and
bleachers are expected to cost an additional $9,000.
Last year's tournament fees were dedicated to the
cost of the new lights on the baseball and soccer
fields at the Center.
Entry forms are available at Island city halls,
from many local businesses and at The Islander By-
stander, 5404 Marina Drive in the Island Shopping
Center, next door to Chez Andre, Holmes Beach.
Call 778-7978 for information.


Cable TV subscribers connected to mainland


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Welcome to a new dimension in television watch-
ing on Anna Maria Island.
On June 17, Island subscribers to Time Warner
Communications cable television (formerly Paragon
Cable) were put on the same wavelength as viewers
across the bridges.
On that date the Island's separate head-end system
that received and sent the signal on the Island was shut
down. Our signal is now transmitted from Time
Warner's main head-end site in east Bradenton via a
3,500-foot, fiber-optic underwater line adjacent to the
Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue.
"Reception should definitely be better," con-
firmed Gabrielle Holder, Time Warner's community
relations manager.
In addition, our Island system is now ready for the
"futuristic services" ahead in the industry, according to
a statement last year by Time Warner regional General
Manager Rose Carlson.
Immediate viewing impact includes reception of
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box; Manatee Educational Television (METV) on
channel 60 or 98; and local programming ranging from
high school football games to the annual Florida Heri-
tage Festival parade on channel 21.
MGA includes live broadcasting of Manatee
County Commission regular meetings (generally the
first and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 9 a.m.) and
several replays of those meetings. The station also pro-
vides live and/or replay coverage of other meetings
such as the zoning board of appeals, the Metropolitan
Planning Organization, the planning commission, the
Tourist Development Council and more.
A complete listing of meetings and other special pro-
gramming can be found on the MGA bulletin board that
runs on the channel when nothing else is scheduled.
Random phone calls to several Island officials in-
dicated enthusiasm for the new ability to keep up with
county affairs.
"I just had it on," said Bradenton Beach City Coun-
cilman Dick Suhre who will take advantage of watch-
ing the county commission.
"I'm glad to see it and I will watch the meetings,"
said Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Connie Drescher. "I
always thought our city council should pay more atten-
tion to what's going on at the county level."
Luke Courtney, chairman of the Holmes Beach


City Council, also said he'll "definitely" take in some
commission and other meetings on our new channel.
Up in Anna Maria, Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe
didn't sound so inclined to tune in. "As far as the
broadcasts assisting me in government not in the
slightest," he said.
Time Warner's Holder said the company will con-
tinue to lease property on 57th Street in Holmes Beach
and will use the building there. The dishes and the
tower will be removed.

Bradenton Beach
employee appeal delayed
Due to illness, the appeal of a former public
works employee in Bradenton Beach has been de-
layed indefinitely.
Ray Wilson was fired by Public Works Director
Buddy Watts May 31. Watts said at the time that "as a
result of a criminal investigation into the alleged ille-
gal kick-back (bribe) between [Wilson] and Dave
Maggar for tree work to be performed by Mr. Maggar,"
Wilson was terminated from employment.
Watts has been hospitalized due to a blood clot in
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Those aren't thunderheads, says the weatherman,
they're cumulonimbus formations.
But you can bet that in our hearts they'll always
be thunderheads. The name fits too well to be aban-
doned.
Southwest Floridians tend to be extremely proud
of the atmospheric giants, and justifiably so. They're
often 10 miles high, charged with millions of volts
and hurricane winds, deadly dangerous in the air and
on the ground.
And so beautiful they can make your throat hurt.
They create themselves of heat and moisture on
summer afternoons, storm themselves mightily for
awhile, then let up on us with the cooling of evening.
Walt Zaleski, warning coordination meteorologist
with the National Weather Service station at Ruskin,
knows all about thunderheads er, cumulonimbus
- but is still as impressed as the veriest pilgrim at
first exposure to the majestic sight.
Ours are not unique, he claims, for thunderheads
form throughout the tropics and indeed almost any-
where there are heat and moisture in the right combi-
nation. He took a photo of a Rocky Mountains thun-
derhead so imposing that "people think it must be in
Florida." See?
They grow when the sun warms the ground so
that the air rises "like it rises through a chimney."
Since the air is moist, it forms vapor that makes the
action visible.
It rises to its "equilibrium point," then flattens at
the top in what is called the tropopausee." That is an
effect of air aloft being slightly warmer than the layer
below say 35 degrees below zero compared with
45 below and that "prevents the column from leav-
ing the atmosphere," as Zaleski describes it.
As it rises the vapor becomes ice. Other rising
water particles collide with the ice, causing friction
and electrical charges. Charges are positive up there,
inducing negative charges lower down, in turn caus-
ing positive near the ground.
Such an imbalance is intolerable to nature. It is
equalized as lightning. These tremendous charges,
usually around 100 million volts, heat the air to
50,000 degrees and more. That causes explosive ex-
pansion of air around the bolt, presenting itself to us


as thunder. We hear lightning after we see it because
lightning strokes travel at the speed of light and thun-
der loafs along at the speed of sound.
And there is the wind. Updrafts and downburstss"
of 100 miles an hour are normal. They can be "straight-
line" moving upward, downward or sidewise, or circu-
lar as in tornado, all within the thunderhead.
Tornadoes vary from storm to storm, from a city
block in size to much larger. They needn't be visible
unless they pick up dust and debris, or occur over wa-
ter where they are called waterspouts.
Most of the damage attributed to tornadoes here,
says Zaleski, is really from strong downbursts.
This area is the "tornado capital of the United
States," the meteorologist says, with 9.6 tornadoes per
10,000 square miles per year. That figure is far higher
than any area in the Midwest, for example, where tor-
nadoes are much bigger and more visible because of
the dirt and trash they carry high into the air.
Tampa Bay also is the country's lightning capital,
naturally enough since lightning keeps company with
tornadoes. Fifty strikes per square mile per year are the
average in the Tampa Bay region.
But we're almost a piker compared with parts of
Indonesia, which records about 260 days of thunder-
storm occurrence a year as against 90 or so here.
If thunderheads are a peril to us groundlings, they
can be a holy terror to an airplane pilot.
Not only can those 100 mph updrafts and
downbursts mangle a plane, but ice particles join to-
gether as hailstones which can be as deadly as bullets.
Not only that, but a plane can actually become part
of a lightning bolt, says Zaleski. A plane can build up
a charge and fly through an area of opposite charge and
cause nature's evening-up process: lightning.
Since this happens too far above the earth for
grounding of the electrical charge, usually no harm is
done, Zaleski says reassuringly. But it's a much more
thrilling experience than any sane pilot wants.
That's all far above the rest of us. The normal ex-
perience of a thunderhead is a distant view of that awe-
some majesty or of a drenching and the clenching fright
of a lightning near-miss.
Whatever an individual's reaction to this phenom-
enon, thunderheads are back for the summer. You can't
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Just enjoy.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 27, 1996 M PAGE 11 l]


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Jimmy Seaton, owner of
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recently presented the
Longboat Chamber's
1996 Rookie Small
Business Person of the
Year Award at a cham-
ber breakfast held at the
Colony Beach & Tennis
Resort. Islander photos:
Courtesy of the
Longboat Chamber

Sandy Tull, left, chair-
person of the Longboat
Key Chamber of
Commerce's Small
Business Council and
representing Barnett
Bank of Longboat Key,
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Michael 'Mickey' Banyas
Michael "Mickey" Banyas, 68, of Bradenton
Beach, died June 20 at home.
Born in Flint, Mich., Mr. Banyas came to
Bradenton Beach from Ottisville, Mich., in 1948. He
was a block and brick mason in the construction indus-
try. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
He was a charter member of Bradenton Beach Moose
Lodge, a volunteer firefighter with the Bradenton
Beach Fire Department, he served on the Anna Maria
Fire District Board of Commissioners and was a mem-
ber of the American Legion Post 24 Kirby Stewart. He
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by three sons, Mike of Bradenton
Beach, Joe of Fort Lauderdale, and John of Cortez; two
sisters, Ann Miller of Davison, Mich., and Betty
Thornthwaite of Flint; four brothers, Frank and Joe,
both of pavison, Mich., Bill of Ottisville, and John of
Iowa; and a grandchild.
Funeral service was held at St. Bernard Catholic
Church in Holmes Beach with the Rev. Patrick Farrell
officiating. Burial will be in Bradenton. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

Opal T. Carver
Opal T. Carver, 84, of Cortez, died June 21 in
PersonaCare of Bradenton.
Born in Casey Key, Mrs. Carver was a longtime
resident of Manatee County. She was a member of the
Church of Christ. She was a member of Veterans of
Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin V.; two
daughters, Helen Little and Tessie Wallace, both of
Bradenton; a son, Marvin of Sarasota; a brother, O.K.
Drymond of Magnolia, Texas; six grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
Service was held at Brown and Son Funeral Home
in Bradenton with the Rev. Clarence Pillsbury offici-
ating. Burial was in Parrish Cemetery.

Virda M. Connelly
Virda M. Connelly, 75, of Palmetto, died June 20
at home.


Born in Hobert, Okla., Mrs. Connelly came to
Manatee County from Tampa in 1993. She was a
homemaker and a Baptist.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; two
daughters, Margaret Tusing of Palmetto and Alice of
Holmes Beach; a son, Robert Paul Jr. of Vancouver,
British Columbia; three sisters, Erma Cole of Lone
Wolf, Okla., Dorothy Hartwell of McCook, Neb., and
Bettye Wilson of Bandera, Texas; two brothers, Eu-
gene "Pete" Eberhart of Bracerville, Ill., and
Tommie Eberhart of Linn Creek, Mo.; and five
grandchildren.
Funeral service was hold at Kicliter Funeral
Home in Palmetto with the Rev. Mark Frazee offi-
ciating. Burial was in Palmetto Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238 or
Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 49352, Sarasota,
Fla. 34230.

Irene Guentz
Irene Guentz, a 20-year resident of Seaside Gar-
dens, died recently at the home of her son-in-law, W.
Atteridge Jr., in Arcadia, La.
All services will be in Arcadia.


Woodson B.

'Woody' Keaton
Woodson B. "Woody" Keaton, 72, of
Bradenton, died June 16 in Manatee Memorial Hos-
pital.
Born in Princeton, W.Va., Mr. Keaton came to
Manatee County from Valley Bend, W.Va., in 1958.
He was an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance
Co. of America, retiring after 31 years of service. He
was a member of Island Baptist Church where he
served as chairman of deacons and was a member of
the finance and building committee.
He was a member of the Manatee Association of
Life Underwriters, Million Dollar Round Table and
Leaders Round Table. He received several presiden-
tial citation awards. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daugh-
ters, Karen of St. Petersburg and Betsy Powers of


Bradenton; six sisters, Fay Shields of Seminole,
Bernice Gay of St. Albans, W.Va., Verena Griffith
of Durham, N.C., Dorothy McCoy of Vero Beach,
Mary Pritt of Oak Hill, W.Va., and Carol Jones of
Nacogdoches, Texas; five brothers, Silas of Winter
Park, Roy of Buffalo, N.Y., Homer of Simsbury,
Conn., Von of Cleveland, and Don of Speedway,
W.Va.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Shannon Funeral Home,
Bradenton. Funeral service was held at Island Bap-
tist Church in Anna Maria City with the Rev. James
Metts officiating. Burial was in Mansion Memorial
Park, Ellenton. Memorial contributions may be
made to Island Baptist Church Building Fund/Fel-
lowship Hall, P.O. Box 458, Anna Maria, Fla.
34216.

Nancy E. King
Nancy E. King, 80, of Lakeland, formerly of
Bradenton, died June 16 in Lakeland Regional Medi-
cal Center.
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, Mrs. King was a former
resident of Manatee County. She was a bookkeeper.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
She is survived by a son, Herbert of Holmes Beach;
two daughters, Sandra Geller of Riverview and Patricia
Smith of Lakeland; a sister, Hilda Vaglienti of Bellaire,
Ohio, five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchil-
dren.
A memorial service was held at St. Anthony's
Catholic Church, Lakeland. Gentry-Morrison
Northside Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Donald Valentine Weber
Donald Valentine Weber, 76, a former resident of
Holmes Beach, died June 19 in St. Joseph's Hospice
Care Unit of St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield, Wis.
Mr. Weber was born in Marshfield, Wis. He was
president of a wholesale grocery firm until his retire-
ment in 1989. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul
Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Bette; eight children;
nine grandchildren and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July
1, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace in Marshfield.


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1) The Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards
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Amateur Photographers are those who derive less than 5% of
their income from photography.
2) International winners will be selected by an independent panel
of judges based on some or all of the following criteria -
human interest, general appeal, uniqueness, composition and
quality. Kodak reserves the right to reject entries that are
considered harmful or offensive. Decisions of the judges will
be final. International Judging will take place October 15, 16,
1996; eligible entries must have been received from the
sponsoring newspaper and postmarked no later than August
23. 1996
3) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after January 1,
1994, are eligible. This allows for a two-year eligibility Photos
previously published or entered in any KINSA or other
competitions are not eligible.
4) Entrants are permitted to submit pictures to only one
newspaper participating in the KINSA contest.
5) Snapshots may be taken with any make of camera, but all
entries must be taken on Kodak film AND, if printed, on
Kodak paper. No retouching or other alteration (except
cropping) is permitted of negatives or prints; no composite
pictures or multiple printing can be submitted.
6) Entrant's name and address must be written clearly, in ink, on
the back of each print or transparency mount. Mail entries to
the KINSA Contest Editor, care of this newspaper
7) Entrants by their entry agree that the Newspaper may publish
their pictures for local promotion of the contest Entrants
must be able to furnish the original negative or transparency,
if requested, by the Contest Editor. All photos submitted
become the property of the sponsors and none will be
returned The sponsors assume no responsibility for
negatives, transparencies, or prints.
To be eligible for the International Judging of the KINSA
contest, each entrant must first satisfy the requirements of
the local Sponsoring Newspaper, e.g be a local winner, and
must then sign a Prize Winner's Agreement This Agreement
attests the photo was taken by the entrant and assigns to
Eastman Kodak Company the original negative/transparency
of their picture It grants Eastman Kodak Company and
others, with Kodak's consent, the exclusive right to copy and
use the picture, in whole or part, for any purpose (including
advertising, display, and publication) for at least five (5)
years, and to use the entrant's name and likeness in
connection with any use of the picture, or with any promotion
of this or any other contest. If entry is on ADVANTIX Film
cassette, the cassette will be returned to the entrant at the
conclusion of the International Contest. However, all rights of
exclusive usage of the prize-winning image will remain
with Kodak.


Entrant must know the names and addresses of any
recognizable persons appearing in the picture In order to be a
finalist and to be eligible for international judging, entrant
must provide the written consent of such persons) to permit
use of the picture by Kodak and others, with Kodak's consent,
for any purpose including advertising, display, and
publication. By signing the Prize Winner's Agreement, entrant
also agrees that the picture, or another closely similar picture
of the same subject or situation has not, and will not be
entered in any other contest and will not be offered for
publication elsewhere. Failure to sign and return the
Agreement within 20 days of its receipt may result in
forfeiture of the local prize and selection of a new winner.
8) Cash prizes totaling $52,500 will be awarded in International
Judging as follows.
Grand Prize $10,000
2 First Prizes $5,000 each
2 Second Prizes S3,000 each
2 Third Prizes $2,000 each
50 Honor Awards $250 each
200 Special Merit Awards $50 each
Honor Awards may include the Categories of:


* Abstract
* Landscape & Scenic
* Olympic Moments
*Candids
*Animals


* Still Life
* Humor
* Grown-ups
*Action
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9) Employees and their immediate family members of
participating newspapers, of Eastman Kodak Company, and of
its subsidiaries are not eligible to enter the contest For the
purpose of this contest, immediate family is anyone residing
in the same household
10) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners
Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to a parent or
guardian Pr'ze rights are not transferable
11) This contest is void where prohibited and subject to all
applicable laws and regulations
12) Additional local rules: Photos may be delivered in person or
mailed to The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217. All photos must be labeled clearly on the back including
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Fishing tourney
nets $8,000 for Center
Anna Maria Island Community Center Executive
Director Pierrette Kelly accepts a check for $8,000 for
youth sports programs from Bill Lowman, owner of
Island Discount Tackle. The money was generated by
the June 15fourth annual "Fishing the Islands Tourna-
ment" and tops last year's $5,250 Center donation.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Island Discount Tackle.


The Island Poet
Well, the month of June has turned on the heat,
And you could fry an egg out there on the street.
With the thermometer trying to hit 90 degrees
each day,
It's a wonder we all don't just all melt away.
So we start counting the days there are till fall,
And wonder if July will be the hottest of all.
But with all this heat it's pretty hard to remember,
All those wonderful days we had in December.
Bud Atteridge


Longboat Chapel
to offer special music
June 30
On Sunday, June 30, at the 10 a.m. service, the
Longboat Chapel will feature special music by Marga-
ret McEldowney.
The chapel is located at 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
Longboat Key.

Singer Sharon Scott to
perform at jazz jam
Singer/actress Sharon Scott will headline the
Jazz Jam sponsored by the Jazz Club of Sarasota on
Saturday, June 29, at the Holley Hall of the West
Coast Music Center, 709 North Tamiami Trail, from
2 to 5 p.m.
Scott will be accompanied by Fred Williams on
piano, John Moore on drums, and Bill Pillacere on
bass.
The group performs from 3 to 4 p.m. The rest of
the afternoon, from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 5 p.m.,
will be "open mike" time when community musi-
cians are welcome to sit in and play together.
Admission is $1 for Jazz Club members and $2
for guests.

Reserve space now for
'Art on the Avenue'
The Longboat Key Art Center is now accepting
reservations for space for the 8th annual "Art On
The Avenue," which will take place on Nov. 23 at
the Avenue of the Flowers shopping center on
Longboat Key from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This major fine art show will be juried. Inter-
ested artists should call 383-2345 or write to the
center at 6860 Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key, FL
34228 for an application form.


Architecture exhibit at
Ringling school
Ringling School of Art and Design will present "The
Sarasota School of Architecture: 1941 -1966" from Sun-
day, June 30, through August 31 in Selby Gallery.
The opening reception will be held Sunday, June 30,
from 2 to 5 p.m. Kevin Dean will conduct a director's tour
of the exhibition on Monday, July 1, at noon.
The school and gallery are located at 2700 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For information, call 359-7589.
Conquistador officers
installed
The board of trustees of the Conquistador Histori-
cal Foundation recently installed its 1996-97 officers.
They are William Theroux, chairman; Sandra Law,
vice chairman; William "Rusty" Russell, secretary; and
Austin Pickering, treasurer.
The foundation, a sister organization of the
Hernando DeSoto Historical Society established in
1968 for charitable, literary, historical and educational
purposes, experienced organizational changes in the
past two years that will enable it to more effectively
accomplish its goals and objectives.
Suggestions for citizens to involve the foundation
in community programs and meeting its goals are wel-
come. For information ror to submit requests for con-
sideration, call Brenda Carr, 747-1998.

Jobs available for people
55 and over
AARP/Senior Community Service Employment
Program has positions open for persons aged 55 and
older with limited financial resources.
The program gives clients the opportunity to work 20
hours per week at minimum wage in a non-profit or pub-
lic service host agency. During this temporary employ-
ment, clients receive on-the-job training and assistance to
achieve their permanent employment goal.
For information about the program in Manatee or
Sarasota county, call the project office at 366-9039.


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EID PAGE 14 0 JUNE 27, 1996 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Olympic torch adds spark to the Fourth


July Fourth festivities will get a bang of a start this
year as the 1996 Centennial Olympics flame passes from
torch to torch through Manatee and Sarasota counties.
The flame's 15,000-mile American journey began
April 27 in Los Angeles. Including its seven-day
Florida tour, it will have passed through 3,000 cities
and towns over 84 days, arriving in Atlanta for the
Games' opening ceremonies July 19. About 10,000
torchbearers will take part nationwide, each carrying
the flame for about one kilometer.
According to the Atlanta Committee for the Olym-
pic Games, the torch is symbolic of the lighted and
bundled wooden reeds Greek runners used to announce
the start of the ancient games. The custom was revised
in 1936 adding the symbolism of a torch lit by sun
rays in Olympia, Greece and the torch relay has
preceded every Olympics since.
A "mother" lantern, with the flame lit in Greece,
travels from city to city and is used to light a single
torch at the beginning of each day. A second lantern is
lit at the end of the day to ensure that the flame is never
extinguished until the Games' closing ceremony.
The local passing of the flame on Thursday, July
Fourth, is being coordinated by the two county United
Way agencies. The schedule subject to any last-
minute changes will be as follows:
The flame will head south on the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge via motorcycle and will be passed to Manatee
County's first runner at about 8:15 a.m. near the Fast
Fetch convenience store on U.S. 19 in Terra Ceia.
Runners will travel south on U.S. 41 to Palmetto,
crossing south on the Green Bridge into Bradenton with
arrival at Rossi Waterfront Park downtown at about 9:20
a.m. A half-hour celebration will be held at the park.
The flame will then turn briefly west onto Manatee
Avenue, heading back onto 14th Street West (U.S. 41) and
crossing Cortez Road at about 10:30. It is expected to
cross into Sarasota County on U.S. 41 at about 11:30.
The Sarasota route will conclude at Bayfront Park,
U.S. 41 in downtown Sarasota, where a variety of July
Fourth events will carry on through the annual fireworks
display over Sarasota Bay.

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"July Fourth will really be
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bear the Olympic flame during
its Independence Day journey
through Bradenton. Gearing up
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Photos: Cynthia Finn


The Olympic torch will bid farewell to our area at
about 2:45 p.m. when it boards a seaplane in Sarasota
Bay and heads to Miami for a night of festivities.
For information, call United Way of Manatee County,
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Over the past 11 years the Suncoast Offshore
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of spectators and competitors from around the world to
take part in a variety of races, regattas, tournaments,
parades and parties.
The festival festivities commence on Friday, June 28,
with the Caldwell Trust invitational Golf Tournament
Additional events scheduled are Saturday, June 29, Bowl-
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Monday, July 1, festival fundraising Dinner Cruise on
Marina Jack II; Tuesday, July 2, Handicapped Kids Fish-
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her torch bearer's number from 1992. She and
granddaughter Caitlin Kennedy, then 2, carried the
flame for a quarter mile in Chicopee, Mass. They
also got to sign the Olympic banner that went on to
Barcelona, Spain, for the Summer Games.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 27, 1996 K PAGE 15 IIO


City commissioner is off to the races


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
First-term Anna Maria City Com-
missioner Robert McElheny likes
power.
Engine power, that is. As in auto-
mobile racing and, most recently,
powerboat racing.
McElheny and his godson, Wylie
Nagler of Sarasota, will be entered in the
12th annual Suncoast Offshore Grand
Prix Challenge July 7 in the Gulf waters
off Longboat, Lido and Siesta keys.
"This is the big race of the year
other than the world championships next
November in Key West," says
McElheny excitedly.
With two recent races under their
belts, McElheny and Nagler are revved
for action.
McElheny, the long-time general
manager of Abraham Chevrolet in Tampa,
started automobile endurance racing as a
hobby in 1968. He quit in 1972 when his
first daughter was born, then went back to
the tracks eight years ago.
He is the owner of a "vintage" '69
Camaro which he runs in the showroom
stock class in the International Motor
Sports Association (IMSA) endurance
series on tracks across the state. He also
drives for a man from Virginia in
IMSA's GT-S (grand touring) class
which is reserved for one-of-a-kind
sports cars.
For the time being, however,
McElheny is shutting down the car en-
gines and taking to the water.
Nagler, who builds boats at
Sarasota's Back Country Powerboats,
encouraged McElheny to get into the
powerboating. They started on their 30-


Robert McElheny, foreground, drives, while godson Wylie Nagler serves as throttle man in the 30-foot Spectre they're
racing offshore. Islander Photo: By Offshore Photographers Inc. courtesy of Robert McElheny.


foot Spectre catamaran last November
and completed the boat three days be-
fore their first race the Key West
Grand Prix in May. Their major
sponsor is Texaco Havoline, the lubri-
cants division of Texaco Oil Co.
McElheny's the driver. Nagler
serves as the throttle man. They finished
fourth out of six boats in their S-class
(stock) in Key West. In early June, they


finished second out of seven in their
class at the Miami Grand Prix.
The class includes boats over 27
feet with two stock (unmodified) Mer-
cury outboard motors of 200 horse-
power each.
"This year is really a shakedown
year for us," says McElheny. "We're
focused on research and development.
Our major goal is to finish every race."


He says they've been clocked on the
radar gun at 90 miles an hour and they're
looking to gain 2.or 3 miles per hour.
"We're going up every race," he says.
As for the difference between the fast
cars and the fast boats, McElheny says it's
a whole new brand of communication.
"I'm turning. Wylie's accelerat-
ing. I'm used to being the only one in
control."


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10005 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-0781

Anna Maria Realty
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773-225.9

Bob's Hair & Co.
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9701 Gulf Dr. Anna M.aria
773-3724

Bortell's Lounge
"Have a sofe Fourlh"
10003 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-9884

City of Bradenton Beach
"Happy Birthday to our Country"
107 Gulf Dr. Nl. Bradenton Beach
778-10:'5

City of Holmes Beach
"We celeb-rale our freedom"
5901 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
773?-221

Duffy's Tavern
"Happ, Fc.urth .:.f July"
3901 Gull L'r. H.olmes Beach
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Architecture Planning Landscaping
"Happy 4th Smell the roses"
778-3113

First National Bank of Manatee
"Happy Fourth of July"
5324 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-4900

First Union National Bank
"We wish you a happy Fourth of July!"
5327 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
(941) 795-3108

Fran Maxon Real Estate
"It's great to be in America"
9701 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-1450

Galati Marine
"Wishing all a safe & happy Fourth of July"
900 Bay Blvd. South Anna Maria
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Ji] PAGE 18 I JUNE 27, 1996 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Get out the grill
With the Fourth of July holiday just around the
corner, I'm sure lots of folks are readying their barbe-
cue pit, the Weber or whatever means they have for
cooking out.
The temperature outside is another good reason to
cook outdoors. It's been hot and humid, day and night,
lately.
Heat complaints centered around temperature read-
ings at 5:30 a.m. the other day. One fellow remarked it was
80 degrees at that time of morning. Another said it was 81
degrees at 6 a.m. Of little difference except to note it was
over 90 degrees by noon and climbing.
Well, that's nothing compared to Alaska, where
David Futch reported the 5:30 a.m. temperature on the
same day was 33 degrees then 45 a little later in the day.
Now that's roughing it for an Islander all for the


sake of fishing. Futch also reported two large salmon
on his first outing a 25- and a 35-pounder.
Good news? Yes, indeed. From the Good News
Bay Alaska Safari fish camp on the Good News River.
It will be better news for us at The Islander Bystander
when the salmon starts arriving here smoked.

Another night in paradise
If you're new to Florida, or Anna Maria Island in
particular, run out in your yard and look to see if there's
a spindly cactus crawling up the base of any of your trees.
If there was, chances are it's a night-blooming
cereus with fragrant flowers that bloom after dark. The
buds start out looking like fuzzy golf-balls. They get
longer and longer until they're about eight inches in
length. Then, voila! The white blooms are beautiful
when illuminated and the next morning they are pink
and droopy, never to open again.
It's a one-night show for each bloom. Some cacti
I've seen will have as many as 50 blooms, with open-
ings nightly, lasting over the course of several weeks.
Another reminder we live in paradise.

Double your pleasure
For the second year running, Ed Chiles will be


Night-blooming cereus with
fragrant, large white
flowers are popping
out all over Anna Maria.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


entertaining Islanders with fireworks at his two restau-
rants, the Sandbar and Beach House, at opposite ends
of Anna Maria Island.
Thankfully, you won't have to turn your head from
north to south to enjoy the pyrotechnic displays of Jim
Taylor. The fireworks are scheduled for Wednesday,
July 3, at the Beach House and Thursday, July 4, at the
Sandbar.
Taylor has provided the extravaganza at the Sandbar
for many years. It just expanded to the Beach House for
the first time last year and obviously it was popular. The
Chiles' Bradenton Beach restaurant hosted a fireworks
display on St. Patrick's day this year too.
Taylor will be hopping back and forth this year
again, from fireworks to dock building and back.
Take note: this year reservations will be required
for the deck at the Sandbar according to manager Gary
Wooten. Price? $50 per person and it includes lots of
goodies along with the first-class view.
The Sandbar is providing a trolley shuttle service
to the Sandbar from the First Union bank parking lot
to alleviate traffic congestion in Anna Maria.
How could you ask for more old-fashioned, fam-
ily fun than a this holiday event? An evening trolley
ride and fireworks hopefully it will be a new tradi-
tion we can look forward to each year.
I might just hop on the trolley and ride all night long.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 27, 1996 0 PAGE 19 I-G


Planning ahead for the Fourth of July


Independence Day celebrations on Anna Maria
Island will begin just after dark Wednesday, July 3,
when the skies light up over the Beach House Restau-
rant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, with a second
annual fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico.
The fireworks will be ignited from a barge out in
the Gulf and will be visible for miles. Special seating
on the outside deck is available with reservations. The
Beach House will also host a Reggae Splash, offering
continuous live music from 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday, July
Fourth. For more information, call the Beach House at
779-2222.
July Fourth will kick off with the annual Anna
Maria Island Privateers' holiday parade leaving Co-
quina Beach on the south end of the Island at 10 a.m.
and proceeding north on the Island to the Anna Maria
City Pier.
From noon to 6 p.m. the Privateers will put on their
annual family picnic at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Ad-
mission is free. Popular area musicians will perform.
A barbecue chicken dinner will be served until 4 p.m.
at $5 per person. Soft drinks and a cash bar will be
available. For more information, call 778-1238 or 778-
5934.
The Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria, has expanded its July Fourth festivities this year,
offering a family celebration from noon to 11 p.m.
Daytime plans include an outside barbecue, children's
games and live music by Connie and Dave, Chuck and
Lloyd, Tropical Steel and more. The celebration will
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Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Also at 5 p.m., the Sand-
bar deck will close to normal business to provide
Gulffront seating, a special barbecue dinner menu,
champagne and a cash bar for $50 per person, pay-
able in advance. For more information, call the
Sandbar at 778-0444.
Two Cortez establishments will offer annual fire-
works cruises into Sarasota Bay to watch the sky show
ignited in downtown Sarasota.
Miss Cortez XI will depart at 6:30 p.m. from the
Cortez Fleet, 4330 127th St. W. Hors d'oeuvres and
snacks will be available. The cost is $15 per person
with advance reservations required. Information, 794-
1223.
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Road W. Chuck Douglas and Florida Thunder and the
Coconuts will entertain, with a cash bar and concession
available. For advance tickets, at $20.56 per person
plus tax, call 794-5048.
Daylong festivities at no charge following the
Olympic Torch Run will be held at Lamb and Sutton
parks, 10th Avenue between 6th and 7th streets, Pal-
metto. A 5K run, a 10 a.m. parade, food, arts and crafts
and a variety of live musicians are planned. The annual
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Celebration and a Taste of Downtown Sarasota be-
ginning at noon to the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix
Festival of Boats Parade along Main Street at 5:30
p.m. Early afternoon will also feature Olympic torch
events. Annual fireworks will go off from Bayfront
Park after dark. For more information on the
Sarasota schedule, call the Sarasota Downtown As-
sociation, 951-2656.
Events surrounding the 12th annual Suncoast Off-
shore Grand Prix run from June 28 through July 7,
concluding the 7th with the noon "Big Race," the
Grand Prix Challenge, featuring all classes of offshore
racing boats in the Gulf from New Pass at Longboat
Key to Point of Rocks on Siesta Key.
Among other events are the mini-jet boat race at
noon, Sunday, June 30, at Sarasota's Island Park,
with a country western family celebration from noon
to 6 p.m., the World's Largest Offshore Party July
2 and the boat parade July Fourth. Friday, July 5,
features the World Kilo Speed Runs from 8 a.m. to
noon off Sarasota's Bayfront Park and Powerboats
in the Park at St. Armand's Circle, with continuous
entertainment and plenty of boats from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m.
The Offshore Amateur Challenge will begin at
noon Saturday, July 6, in the Gulf from New Pass south
to Big Pass. The Party at the Wet Pits with entertain-
ment, a chance to view the super boats up close and
more will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sarasota
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 13, trespass warning, 200 block of Archer
Way. The complainant requested the officer issue a
trespass warning to the subject.
June 15, criminal mischief, 200 block of Gladi-
olus. The complainant reported the subject threw lawn
debris on her driveway.
June 19, obstruction, 500 block of Spring. The
officer reported the subject was intoxicated and refused
to show identification during a disturbance investiga-
tion. The subject was placed in custody.

Bradenton Beach
June 12, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
Fourth Street. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed a tool box
valued at $350 and tools valued at $600.
June 14, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed a credit card from a purse.
June 15, grand theft, 135 Bridge Street, Bridge
Tender boat docks. The complainants reported when
they returned to their docked boat, it was moved to
another dock. They said the engine was still warm, the
battery was dead and there was a beer on the dock.
Later, they reported the propeller was scratched,
the hydraulic lift was broken, there were chips in the
gel coat on the stern, the clasp on the cabin door was
broken and the support bar for the windshield was bent.
A tool set valued at $175, a knee board valued at $160
and a spot light valued at $40 were missing.
June 15, domestic battery, 2200 block of Avenue
B. According to the report, the victim and suspect got
into an argument and the suspect threw the victim
through a glass coffee table. The victim transported
himself to the hospital and received 37 stitches in his
arm. The suspect said the victim hit him first. The sus-
pect was placed in custody.
June 15, Baker Act, 200 block of Bay Drive
North. The complainant came to the police department
with a suicide note written by the victim. The officer


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went to the victim's residence and found the victim on
the floor, breathing but unconscious. The officer shook
the victim, who responded verbally and said he took 30
to 40 Xanex and drank half a bottle of whiskey. The
victim was transported to the hospital.
June 18, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant returned to the vehicle and
found two wallets containing $53, $50 in traveler's
checks, credit cards and driver's licenses missing.
Damages were $400.

Holmes Beach
June 15, assistance, 8300 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported she observed an elderly
white male in pajamas walking north on Marina Drive.
The officer located the subject and took him home.
June 15, suspicious, 65th Street and Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported two intoxicated white males
walking through the yard. They were not found.
June 15, assistance, 600 block of Emerald Lane.
The officer assisted the resident in turning off water
from a ruptured hot water heater that was flooding the
residence.
June 15, DUI with property damage/injury, 300
block of 56th Street. According to the report, Thomas
C. White, 46, of Bradenton, was involved in a traffic
crash in which he struck a bicycle and juvenile rider.
The juvenile was not seriously injured. The officer
administered field sobriety tests and placed White in
custody.
June 16, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported per-
son unknown defecated on the deck and stairs of the
lifeguard stand and a buoy below and spread the fecal
matter around the area.
June 16, assistance, 300 block of 63rd Street. The
complainant heard a noise in the garage and found a
large German shepherd apparently frightened by the
thunder. The officer brought the dog to the police de-
partment to await the owner's call.
June 17, theft, 3404 East Bay Drive, Island Ba-
zaar. The complainant observed the subject place a $14
pair of sunglasses in his pants pocket and leave the
store without paying. The complainant brought the
subject back into the store. He was issued a summons




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June 17, burglary, 3200 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported he returned home and found the
door ajar. Three VCR tapes valued at $150, Sega game
gear and one game valued at $55, a cassette boom box
valued at $10, an amplifier valued at $25 and a broken
VCR valued at $30 were missing.
June 17, trespass warning, 600 block of Key
Royale Drive. The complainant reported two juveniles
fishing from the seawall. They were told to leave or
receive a trespass warning.
June 18, suspicious, East Bay Drive and Mana-
tee Avenue. The complainant reported he followed a
vehicle over the causeway, and a passenger in the ve-
hicle was shooting signs with a BB gun. The vehicle
was not found.
June 18, vandalism, 200 block of 35th Street The
complainant reported a person unknown threw a rock
through the window.
June 18, theft, 3352 East Bay Drive, Crowder
Brothers Hardware. The complainant reported a person
unknown cut a wire and removed a bike valued at $150.
June 18, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complainant
reported a person unknown broke into the vehicle and
removed a purse containing identification, credit cards and
$20 in cash and a cellular phone valued at $209.



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June 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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boat responded and towed the vessel to a safe mooring.
June 13, Boarding. A 62-foot sailboat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received a notice
of violation for not displaying the vessel's name on
either side of the hull, not having a bell and having fuel
leaking from the starboard side vent. The fuel leak was
immediately repaired by the boat's owner.
June 15, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
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boarded at Kingfish Boat Ramp. No violations were
found.
June 15, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded at Kingfish Boat Ramp. The boat's operator
received a written warning for not having a Type IV
personal flotation device readily accessible and for not
having a sound-producing device.
June 15, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded at Kingfish Boat Ramp. The operator received
a written warning for having the vessel's registration
numbers improperly displayed on the hull.
June 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot power boat over-
due from Coquina Boat Ramp. The person who re-
ported the overdue vessel called shortly thereafter and
said the boat had returned safely.
June 16, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded at Coquina Boat Ramp. No violations were
found.
June 16, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded near the Cortez Bridge. No violations were
found.
June 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 15-foot power
boat in Anna Maria Sound. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and towed the boat to Coquina Boat Ramp.
June 18, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded near the Cortez Bridge. No violations were
found.
June 18, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was boarded
near the Cortez Bridge. No violations were found.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Alerted by an attentive Tampa postal inspector,
Bradenton Beach Detective Matt Duffy was able to
plug a pipeline from Texas that brought nearly 50
pounds of marijuana to Bradenton Beach.
Charged in the case were an unidentified
Bradenton Beach juvenile and a Longboat Key resi-
dent, Lucius Beall, 19, of 710 Longboat Court. A
capias warrant was issued for Chris Dale, 18, 2101
Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. Charges for the three
include possession with intent to sell, possession of
drug paraphernalia and conspiracy.
According to Duffy, Postal Inspector Frank
Hannington of Tampa contacted him concerning nu-
merous packages that were mailed from two ad-
dresses in Brownsville, Texas, to Dale and the ju-
venile in Bradenton Beach.
Between December 1995 and June 15, 1996,
Dale received 10 packages and the juvenile received
nine, ranging in weight from 1.9 to 6.14 pounds,
Duffy said.
On June 15, a package addressed to the juvenile
was received by the Bradenton Beach Post Office.
Duffy was contacted. A drug-sniffing dog from the
Bradenton Police Department picked out the pack-
age twice from among five boxes. Duffy obtained
search warrants and arranged to have the package
delivered to the juvenile.
After delivery of the package, patrol units
moved in. The package was located under dirty
clothes in a laundry hamper. Duffy opened the pack-


June 18, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded near the Cortez Bridge. No violations were
found.
June 18, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded near the Cortez Bridge. No violations were
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age and found a two-pound vacuum sealed bag of
marijuana. Assorted pipes, rolling papers, an ad-
dress book, a notebook and a knife in a holster
were also confiscated.
The juvenile told Duffy that Beall arranged for
the packages to be sent to him. When a package
arrived, the juvenile would page Beall to pick it up.
Duffy said he had the juvenile page Beall, who
picked up the package. Officers then let Beall drive
away and before placing him in custody.
Beall told Duffy he would contact a His-
panic male from Bradenton who would then
contact someone in Brownsville for the deliver-
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age he was contacted and advised to bring the
money or instructed to send it via Western
Union. Beall said he recruited Dale and the ju-
venile to receive the packages, and he would pay
them in small bags of marijuana.
Beall said he paid a total of $21,960 for the 48
pounds, 2 ounces of marijuana and showed a profit
of $75,640.
A search of Beall's residence netted scales, as-
sorted pipes, a gun, a knife, assorted pills, mari-
juana and seeds, rolling papers, stubs of marijuana
cigarettes, address books, plastic bags and Western
Union receipts.
Serving the search warrant on Dale's home, of-
ficers found a box containing wrapping paper and
labels with the Brownsville return address, drug para-
phernalia, marijuana, assorted pills, a shotgun, pipes
for smoking and stubs of marijuana cigarettes.


June 19, Boarding. A 62-foot sailing vessel was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a no-
tice of violation for not having the main beam num-
bered, having a marine sanitation device unsecured
within three miles of shore and having a VHF-FM ra-
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ED PAGE 22 0 JUNE 27, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

British-style golf at Buffalo Creek


By Andrew White
Islander Correspondent
If you've ever wanted to travel back to the roots of
golf and play the game as it was meant to be played,
Buffalo Creek is a good place to start. This links-style
layout hearkens back to the early days of golf along the
wind-swept coastlines of the British Isles.
The wide fairways and large greens found at Buf-
falo Creek are more likened to what local golfers see
on TV during the British Open than most courses avail-
able for play in this area.
The wide-open style of Buffalo Creek is a welcome
relief from the tight layout that characterizes most of
Florida's golfing centers. The broad landing area on
many of the fairways allows possible recovery from an
errant shot, but don't think this course is going to be
easy. The lack of much solid tree cover makes for
strong, swirling winds and the rolling hills can offer
awkward lies.
Control isn't of the utmost importance here but
distance can be a factor. Measuring 6,440 yards from
the white tees and playing to a par of 72, Buffalo Creek
is longer than the normal golf course. The par fours
average 390 yards, which can seem extremely lengthy
on a windy day. If you're not long with the driver, be
prepared to hit mid-to-long irons into most of these
greens.
The par fives make things interesting with their
shorter distances. They run from 461 to 479 yards and
will allow many good drivers a chance to hit the greens
in two. Protecting their integrity are smaller, well-
guarded greens that will eat up strokes in a hurry if one
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The par threes can be the most difficult of all. It
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181 yards, but the normally windy conditions can frus-
trate club selection and once on the green the swaying
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ing the ball to the hole. This is an agreeable feature for
many beginning golfers who are not adept at spinning
the ball and plays more into favor for those who can hit
a lower trajectory shot. There are also four different
sets of tees for golfers of various abilities.
The par four third hole is a great example of Buf-
falo Creek's open nature. A dogleg left that mea-
sures 390 yards, this hole can play very long into the
wind. The safe route puts the ball into the fairway,
but when the wind is blowing hard one could be fac-
ing a second shot with a fairway wood into a green
that is protected on the left by a long bunker.
A more chancy option is to take the ball far to
the left in an open area between the second and third
holes. This can cut off as much as 60 yards to the
green. The grass is short here but the ground is not
as level as that in the fairway, presenting a greater
chance to encounter a bad lie. The left side option
also brings the bunker into play, and it must be dealt
with in order to get the ball on the putting surface.
It is a risky alternative, but one that might very well
reward with a birdie.
Buffalo Creek is full of such choices, which makes
playing this course a pleasurable experience each time
you get out. It's a full-service, public facility complete
with driving range and large chipping and putting prac-
tice areas.
Owned and operated by Manatee County, it is lo-
cated near Ellenton, two miles past the split of U.S. 41
and !9 off 69th Street East.
Give Buffalo Creek a try, it's distinct design is a
favorable deviation from most Florida golf courses.




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Hitting the links for
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Melissa MacGregor of Anna
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Whitey Horton Memorial Golf
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Be nice to the McKees if you want to castnet


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Castnet fishers will need to chum up more than bait
to throw their nets off the Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier they need to gain the approval of the pier op-
erator.
Bradenton Beach City Council members have
reached an informal consensus to allow pier manager
Georgia Meier-McKee to determine when, where or if
castnetters will fling their nets off the popular fishing
pier.
The matter came up after an Islander Bystander
reporter questioned Councilman John Kaufmann of
whether or not castnets were permitted on the pier.
Kaufmann, in researching the matter, learned that
castnetting at one time was permitted on the pier off the
deck area near the restaurant. As more people used the
pier, though, and the restaurant's deck became more
crowded, castnetting was discouraged, Kaufmann.
"But if it's night and there's no one around, they
said they have no problem with castnetting,"
Kaufmann said McKee told him. "I think they're in a
better position to decide if they should allow castnets."
The council unanimously agreed. So, to throw a
castnet off the pier, be nice to the franchisee.

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So you think you've heard it all. Here's betting you
haven't heard this one.
Two researchers at Orlando Utilities Commission
say lighting, not rust or years of use, causes pinhole
leaks in your plumbing. As we in the news business
have to say so often, "I'm not making this up, I'm not
creative enough."
The commission's director of engineering, along
with its chief chemist, were quoted in the Sunday Or-
lando Sentinel as saying 95 percent of leaky pipes
they've examined were caused by lightning. Here's
how they say it happens:
When lightning strikes near your home, the charge
travels through the ground to the nearest best conduc-
tor. That could be the water pipes in your house or even
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a grounding rod which is required by building codes to
be wired to your pipes.
A huge surge of electricity then travels through
your pipes until it hits a dead end, such as a plastic pipe
or some other nonmetallic connection. At that point
what the researchers call a mini lightning strike occurs
inside the pipe as the bolt jumps from the metal pipe
into the water itself.
And that causes a pinhole leak.
Stay with me now, because this gets even better.
Using a $250,000 grant from the American Water
Works Association, the researchers say two things
tipped them to the lightning theory. One is the occa-
sional spike of copper content in water they tested; the
other is the discovery of strange red crystals ringing the
punctures in copper pipes.
They called the crystals "red rubies." The "rubies"
are formed, according to the theory, when the copper
gets very hot at the point of the mini lighting strike
within the pipe and interacts with the microscopic
amount of sand found in all drinking water.
Bolstering the idea is the fact that as houses in the
Orlando area came to be plumbed with combinations of
copper and PVC (plastic) pipes in recent years, reports of
these puncture leaks have gone up. Some hotels in the
Orlando area are now spending more than $100,000 a
year fixing such leaks, according to the researchers.
On the other hand, structures with all-copper
plumbing seem to have far fewer punctures.
There is, or course, an argument over the whole
thing. Insurance companies claim there is no proof, at
least yet, that leaks are caused by lighting. After all,
that would make them perhaps liable for repair costs.
The Copper Development Association, a copper
industry trade group, is also interested. Presumably
they'd like to promote all-copper plumbing.
So now you have something else to worry about
during one of our frequent summer thunderstorms.
Maybe it might be best not to use your plumbing dur-
ing such a storm.
On the other hand, that's when some folks need to
use it the most.


Record ducks predicted
A combination of excellent water and grass condi-
tions in northern breeding areas, along with the culmi-
nation of years of conservation, will produce ducks in
numbers unseen for decades in Florida this year. That's
the word from Ducks Unlimited.
Ducks Unlimited is a group whose passion for
hunting I don't share, but whose dedication for putting
money where their mouth is I find admirable.
The group has raised money to help preserve
breeding areas up north so they'd have ducks to hunt
later in the season for decades. Believe it or not, the
group claims to have helped save 8 million acres of
prime duck-breeding areas.
Has it helped? Ducks Unlimited officials say they
expect teal populations to hit 6 million birds this year, up
from 3 million a decade ago. In addition, gadwalls and
shovelers are up significantly this year, while mallards and
pintails should remain at the same high level as last year.
All my memories of duck hunting as a youngster in-
volve being very, very cold and being surrounded in the
middle of nowhere by a bunch of guys some very
drunk with loaded shotguns. I'll take fishing any day.

Reef Reacher decision due soon
I spoke with the U.S. Coast Guard Safety Office in
Tampa Monday and they report they "hope" to have a
decision "within a week" on the investigation of char-
ter boat Reef Reacher.
We'll let you know what it is -up, down or what-
ever just as soon as it becomes available.
See you next week.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 22 horseshoe games
were John Johnson and Gene Snedeker, both of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Bill Cooney of
Bradenton Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
urday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees.


7 Ray Simches Memorial Island
Cities Horseshoe Tournament
Saturday June 29
Anna Maria City Hall Pits
il Pre-registration: At THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER, Wed., June 26
SLate registration at the pits, 8:30 am, Sat., June 29
"The Toss" 9 am
100 percent of the tournament proceeds are donated to the fund
/ \ for a new gym floor at the Anna Maria Island Community Center


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Who needs snook when tarpon are everywhere?


By Capt. Mike Heistand
With snook season closed and snook spawning
season in high gear, try to avoid going after linesiders
right now so there will be lots of little ones around next
year. Offshore, tarpon are thicker than many can re-
member in years. Backwater angling features big red-
fish and trout.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers there
have been catching a lot of snapper, mackerel, redfish,
some catch-and-release snook and sharks at night
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching mackerel, a few bluefish, snook and
black-tip sharks at night.
Jim at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
action there includes reds at night, pompano, flounder,
drum and a few sheepshead.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 80 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trips averaged 60 head of Key West grunts,
vermilion snapper and red grouper. The nine-hour trips
averaged 65 head of red and black grouper, vermilion,
lane and mangrove snapper and porgies.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade fish-
ers are doing good with nice-sized trout, big redfish and
nice-sized catch-and-release snook in fast-moving water.
Capt. Rick Gross said there are lots of catch-and-
release snook out there, plus plenty of big reds to make
his charters very happy indeed.
Capt. Mark Bradow caught a 30-pound kingfish
this week of the one-mile reef in the Gulf. Backwater
action includes lots and lots and trout.
On my boat Magic we've been catching lots and
lots of tarpon off the beaches, a few cobia and we're
starting to see more black-nosed and black-tip sharks,
some up to four feet long.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been catching his
limit of redfish and some nice keeper trout.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said he's seeing
more tarpon off the beaches than he's seen in years.
There are also good reports of small sharks being
caught at night in Tampa Bay. Backwater anglers are
finding lots of hungry redfish. And, since snook are
spawning now and shouldn't be disturbed, try not to
target the linesiders, Rick advises.
Good luck and good fishing.

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Drum caught, released
Sky Conley was the focus of a lot of attention at the Rod and Reel Pier when he caught a 25-pound black
drum. The fish stretched out to better than 37 inches. With Sky are his fishing buddy Nathan Smith and a few
pier regulars. Both Sky and Nathan are from Orlando.
'Bunco' squad
S "Bunco, a parlor dice game for those
-who like to chat, whoop and holler, is
. played by the Island's "Bunco squad."
SCountry-western bunco was April's
theme at the party hosted by Charlie
.. ,Kennedy. Seated, left to right: Charlie
Kennedy, Beth Carpenter and Brenda
SLParker. Standing, left to right: Caryl
Bouziane, Lynne McDonough, Sheila
7* Oberhofer, Debbie Brady, Christine
Holmes, Mary Westerman, Pidge
Taylor, Kathy Kirn, Linda Loken, and
Sue LeTellier. Not pictured are Sue
O'Connor and Susan Tinrons. Islander
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SIwelcome. A special tribute will be made to Bob Hogue,
vice president of First Union Bank, who is leaving the
Holmes Beach branch later this summer.
Wedebrock takes over For information, call the Chamber at 778-1541.


rental management
business
The Longboat Key residential branch of Neal
Mannausa Rental Management Business, specializing
in luxury homes and condominiums, has been acquired
by Wedebrock Real Estate Co. in order to expand the
firm's service to Longboat Key.
Chamber social June 26
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly social and business-card exchange from
5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Sandbar restaurant,
100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Members and guests are


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Realty Raves
Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach announced
that Bob Fittro was top sales agent and Marilyn
Trevethan was top listing agent for the firm during the
month of May.
Jean Lee Sears was top sales agent and Richard
Freeman and Thomas Nelson were top listing agents
for the month of April at Island Real Estate.
Rose Schnoerr was Neal & Neal Realtors' top sales
and listing agent for the month of May on the Island.
Helen White was top producer for the month of April
for Neal & Neal's Anna Maria Island office. The
office's top April lister was Harold Small.


Wedebrock Real Estate Co. announced that Mary
Wickersham and Cindy English were top sales agents for
April and May. Top lister was Mike Migone in May at the
Longboat Key office. Becky Smith was the Holmes Beach
office's top sales agent and lister in April and May.
Karin Stephan was top producer and lister for Pru-
dential Florida Realty, Anna Maria Island office, for
the month of April. The firm's top lister and seller for
the month of May was Karin Stephan.

A Real Bookstore
changes location
A Real Bookstore, formerly located in the North-
west Promenade, has moved to 5700 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. A Real Bookstore has been in business in
Bradenton since 1987 and is an independently owned
retailer of new and used books.


Best Buys on the Bay in Anna Maria
CALL CHRIS OR RICHARD AT 778-6066


618 S. Bay Blvd. 867 North Shore Dr. 810 S. Bay Blvd.
$329,000 $359,900 $457,500
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MVP LISTING ... 2BR/2BA home in Palma Sola Park.
Lushly landscaped, citrus trees and caged, heated pool.
On large lot with room for addition in prime neighbor-
hood. Seller will entertain offers between $110,000 -
$130,000. #15218. Call T. Dolly Young, eves. 778-5427.
CORDOVA LAKES ... 3BR/2BA Key Biscayne model.
contemporary design, open great room with ceramic tile
throughout house, except bedrooms and hall. Kitchen is
open galley style w/breakfast bar and 6' x 7' nook. Fenced


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3700 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach

MEXICAN VILLA ...
Spectacular 3BR/3.5BA custom-built townhouse with
2 fireplaces, master bath with 4' x 7' jacuzzi and large
tiled shower. Gas heated pool surrounded by lush
landscaping. Steps to the beach. #MA14412.
$349,000. Call Michael Advocate, eves. 778-0608 or
Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.


yard. $99,900. #15212. Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246
MVP LISTING. BAY ACCESS ... 3BR/3BA home directly
across from Sarasota Bay with view of Bay, islands. 11'
garage doors, high enough to accommodate motor home
or large boat. Deck on rear and front. Newer roof. Seller
will entertain offers between $140,000 $170,000.
#TDY2. Call T. Dolly Young, eves. at 778-5427.


PRICE REDUCED
Anna Maria's best buy! 3BR/2BA canal home in one of
Anna Maria's most desirable locations for $165,000. Price
is unbeatable in today's market. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
GREAT VALUE Views of the Bay front from the bal-
cony of this spacious and furnished condo unit. 2BR/2BA,
cathedral ceilings, quiet and private area of Island over-
looking pool area & close to shopping and beaches.
$109,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH 3BR/2BA, turnkey
furnished home with view of the Gulf and only steps to the
beach. Inground heated pool, garage, nice sized bedrooms &
living room. $164,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
CONVENIENT LOCATION 3BR/2BA newly con-
structed home just one block from one of Anna Maria's fin-
est beaches. Features include vaulted ceiling, overhead fans,
southern exposure. $189,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
THIS ONE HAS IT ALL! Direct Gulf front view
from across street. 100 ft. to beaches has Bay view
as well. Boat dock, tennis, spa and pool. Turnkey fur-
nished. Great rental history. Is there more? $140,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER is on the move but not too
far. We're just two doors down from our old location, in the
same shopping center. You shouldn't have any trouble finding
our new office. The new address is 5404 Marina Drive and it's
just on the opposite side of Chez Andre from the former office
in the Island Shopping Center. "We'll see you there."
P.S. Same, phone and fax.


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Realty Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
Bradenton Beach
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Sunday JUNE 30, 1996
1-4 pm
218 Chilson, Anna Maria ............... $300,000
Canalfront 2BR/2BA pool home on a double lot.
Property can be divided. Frank Migliore 778-
2662 eves.
512 68th Street, Holmes Beach....... $219,900
Canalfront home. 2BR/2BA, family room, dock,
deep water canal. Bill Allen 778-1620 eves.
8250 Holmes Blvd. #66, Holmes Beach .... $164,900
North Beach Village 3BR/2BA townhouse turnkey
furnished. Near pool, walk to beach. MiMi Sum-
mers 798-3247 eves.
311 59th Street, Holmes Beach....... $142,900
2BR/1.5BA home in a tropical setting with a 15'
x 15' gazebo. Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
4603/05 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach..... $149,900 ea.
2 elevated duplexes side by side. 2BR/1 BA each
side. Great rental, short blocks to beach. Judy &
Darcie Duncan 778-1589/779-2290 eves.
503 Bayview Dr., Holmes Beach .....$129,900
Bay view. 2BR/1 BA home on large lot. Boat dock
with 2 slips, nice bay view. Carol Williams 778-
1718 eves.
879 Waterside Lane, Bradenton .....$123,000
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA plus loft townhome.
Many upgrades. Great water views from both
floors. Elfi Starrett 798-9716 eves.
3811 Plumosa, Bradenton ............$154,900
San Remo 3BR/2BA home on deep sailboat water.
Family room, dock. Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
5623 15th Ave. West, Bradenton ......$69,900
Meadowcroft 2BR/2BA condo with a lake view in
move-in condition. Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
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ting in a friendly complex where pets and children
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with davits on sailboat water. Wheelchair acces-
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Desirable 1st floor unit. $178,500. Bob Burnett, 387-
0048.
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex your in-
come. 2BR/1 B each side. Gulf-side, short walk to
white sandy beach. Zoned C2. $205,000. Anne
Miller, 792-6475.
ZONED C2. Lot, 90' x 100' +/-. Prime Gulf Drive lo-
cation. Explore the possibilities. $180,000. Anne
Miller, 792-6475.
SAILBOAT WATER. Luxurious condominium.
State-of-the-art island kitchen, master suite, loft of-
fice. Workshop with A/C, 22' lanai overlooks 41'
lighted dock. Direct access to ICW. $199,900. Barry
& Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. #67950.
EXQUISITE 2BR/2B townhouse with den. End unit,
many upgrades. Tennis, biking. $129,900. Traute
Winsor, 727-7074. #13284.
PEACEFUL HOME on canal in a neighborhood where
homes reflect pride of ownership. Newer dock and
seawall. Ready for you to unlock the door and move
into. $289,000. Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438.
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On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
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furnished 2BR/2B. Lake view, 2nd floor. Washer/dryer.
Heated pool, tennis. Furnished. $1,100.00 per month.
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MICROWAVE GOLD STAR like new with built in turn
table. $50. Electronic blood pressure cuff, originally
$100, now $30. 778-1767, leave message.
SOLID WOOD 2 end tables w/matching coffee table.
$150 OBO. Lighted wall unit/entertainment center,
end tables, decor mirror, lamps. All matching. $250
OBO. Excellent condition. 778-0488 after 4 pm.
MIRROR LARGE TRIPLE oval with gold baroque
frame. $59. Call 778-4368.
5 PIECE RATTAN set. $125. Floor to ceiling lamp.
$25. Call 778-3804.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


SAT. & SUN., JUNE 29 & 30, 8 12. Sofa, chairs,
tables, bath vanities, bicycle, TV, older stuff. Cents,
cheap. 3103 Avenue F, Holmes Beach. 778-0990.


VISITOR. INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander By-
stander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information. Retail price $14.95, discounted 33% only
at the newspaper office. You pay only $10 plus tax
at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978


REDUCED!!!









This charming Island GET-A-WAY has
2BR/1BA, carport and enclosed lanai.
Two short blocks to the beach. Very nice
area of newer homes. Affordable Island
living can be yours for only $119,900.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 GufI Ddvl P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
SS (813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


BEN & IRENES 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.


1985 HONDA GOLDWING 1200. Oversized wind-
shield, lots of chrome. Very good condition. Must be
seen to appreciate. $4,500. Call 792-1111.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1991 Presidential series.
$12,000. Call 778-6969.

83 DELORIAN $8,000. 1985 Chevy van, $1,800.
1984 30 ft. motorhome, new engine, $10,000. Call
778-4523.

CONVERTIBLE 1987 RENAULT, yellow and tan,
36,000 mi., A/C, power windows and top, AM/FM
stereo cassette, excellent condition, sharp looking -
looks like BMW. $2,200. Call 778-5405.
GREAT GRAD GIFT 1984 Honda Prelude 5 speed,
automatic, sunroof. Mileage only 70,000, top condi-
tion. Detailed every three months. New Cooper tires.
Drives like new. $3,500 OBO. 778-7978.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
23' CHRYSLER SAILBOAT with swing keel. Four
stroke Honda 7.5 outboard engine. Radio, Loran,
galley, head and external sails. $3,500. 798-9099.
VHF RADIO excellent condition. Change channel on
mike. $100. Bimini top, dark blue, 80" w x 54" h. $150.
Call 778-2450.


JIULIE McCLURE

Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

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


WANTED TO PURCHASE deeded deep water boat
slip on Anna Maria Island. Call collect. (513) 855-
4370 with details.


TEENAGER WANTED. Mature for yard work and
misc. in Anna Maria. Call 778-2896.
PUBLIC FRONT SERVICE, deli and bakery. Ad-
vancement opportunities abound! Flexible hours.
Apply in person. 525 Bay Isles Parkway, Longboat
Key. 383-2471.
BUCCANEER INN RESTAURANT now accepting
applications. Servers, broilers, saut6, dishwashers.
Longboat Key. 383-5565.
OPENINGS FOR STYLISTS in busy Anna Maria
shop. 60% + 10% sales commission. Other benefits
included. Call Bob's Hair & Co. at 778-3724.

DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL staff for 2 year olds. Start
mid July. Phone 778-2967.

SKILLED MAINTENANCE/JANITOR required. Drug
free work place. Positive attitude & experience a
must. Jack of all trades. F.T., good opportunity. Anna
Maria Island. Phone 778-9511.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.


JEFF'S MOWING SERVICE, good work, low
prices. Additional landscaping upon request. Call
Jeff at 778-1158.


SServing the Island
from the same
location since 1970.


6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
[3 MLS E. 1-800-865-0800


REDUCED
Canalfront Key Royale 3BR/2BA
home on large lot with one car ga-
rage for $199,999? You're not
dreaming ... it's true! Beautiful land-
scaping, tile roof, large porch area.
MARILYN TREVETHAN
REALTOR
(941) 778-6066


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SSALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
5Id d~ Q'rit3 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!








UNIQUE GULF PROPERTY JUST REDUCED LOVELY MODERN HOME ..B
Three bedrooms, three baths on two beautifully located Gulf Newer home, complete with boat dock in family
lots! An ideal family home with split guest bedrooms plus up- BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
per master suite with wetbar and jacuzzi. Room for pool and neighborhood. 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings and
includes a small building ideal for a pool house. Extras include large screened porch. Reduced to 189,000. 308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
security system, two fireplaces, wonderful open deck, sprin- Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living
kler system, automatic roll-down shutters & a breathtaking Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301 area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
view! Call Marie Franklin for appointment.
room suite on the 3rd floor. Offered at
0AA MA?/ FranMaxon $329,500.
197 LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
... M -SALESANDRENTALSDoug Dowling Realty
""lA REA LTY ." 9701 OCu iDrNve PO Box 717.Anna Maia, FL 34216
SW. ARE M iBad FAX# 778-7035 778 1 2 2 2
IBM0 Cm Dd.. *PO Bo-n M Ar M r no .3 e (941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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COMPUTER HELP! Responsible 12 year old avail-
able to tutor or fix computer problems for Macintosh
or IBM. Call Ryan at 778-6406.
NEED A HELPING HAND? Call Nichole for baby-
sitting your kids! I'm a certified Red Cross baby-sit-
ter. Interested, call 778-2284.
GOING AWAY? Call Nicole for baby-sitting your
pets. I also walk dogs. Interested? Lots of great
prices. Call 778-2284.
TEENAGER WILL TO WORK. Can dog walk,
babysit, wash windows, yard work. Please call Ryan
at 778-5270.
EXPERIENCED HIGH SCHOOL student looking for
babysitting jobs. Call any time day or night. 779-1382.
MATH TUTOR honor roll gifted ninth grade stu-
dent will tutor in math. K 6 grades, adult super-
vised. A + results. $5 hr. Call 778-0118.
FREE ADS FOR KIDS (under 16) seeking Sum-
mer Jobs. Up to 21 words free. Must be placed in
person at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach.


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

MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.


SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed,
bonded, experienced. Professional cleaning. Homes,
condos, rentals. Move in/out. Excellent references.
Beverly. 778-1945.

"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3219.
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.

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

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
"TIRED OF CLEANING your pool? Need your drive-
way or pool deck pressure cleaned?" Call
Woodland's Quality Pool Care. It's our business.
778-6742.
NEED IT CLEANED NOW? Dolphin Cleaning and
Maintenance offers prompt dependable service.
References both on and off the Island. Free esti-
mates. Call Rick at 778-2864.
YOUR A/C DOESN'T COOL like new? We repair
room and central units. Licensed and insured. Ameri-
can Cooling & Heating. 747-7328.
TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa airport
anytime. Call 778-7934.
TUTORING ELEMENTARY Math & English. Refer-
ences, good investment. $10 hourly. Call 778-4231.
REPAIR OR RESCULPT broken statues, all kinds.
Free estimates. 15 year Island resident. 795-0413.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
THE # 1 RESIDENTIAL RESALE OFFICE IN MANATEE COUNTY!




Debbie Dial Yvonne Higgins Sandy Greiner Jennifer Jones Don Schroder Karen Schroder Barbara Turner
CALL ONE OF OUR ISLAND PROFESSIONALS TODAY!








I TOM

NELSON


6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL
(800) 865-0800


REDUCED PRICES
Canalfront home in Holmes Beach with pool.
4BR/3BA split design, large beautifully land-
scaped lot. Private boat dock with lift $309,000.



Talk

to


TOM NELSON
Realtor'


778-6066
778-1382 after hours


WATERFRONT 4-PLEX IN ANNA MARIA
Unique Anna Maria property located just
steps from the prime north end beaches yet
on a boating waterway, all units rented sea-
sonally and furnished, great money maker,
priced at $349,000.

LARGEST WATERFRONT LOT
IN ANNA MARIA
Nearly 1/2 acre surrounded by mature
trees, includes 50' deep water boat dock
with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico
located on secluded cul-de-sac of 10 ex-
ecutive homes, build your dream house in
the boaters hideaway paradise Price
$349,900.


SEEKING
SUMMER JOBS.
Up to 21 words FREE.
(No charge: 3 week max. per
kid) Must be placed in person
at The Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. Next to Island
Foods. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.

ISLAND GARDEN CENTER Landscaping and na-
tive plants is our business. Same location 7 years
(Marina Drive). 778-4441

GRASS CUTTING 60 years experience. Commer-
cial, residential. By the cut or by the month. Retired,
want to keep active. Lowest prices. Call 779-2203.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

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

FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.




S Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"


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SAE NDRNAL ICE13
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IMPERIAL HOUSE
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New carpet,
breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low mainte-
nance fees. Priced at $99,900. Call Ed
Oliveria. Also great value for a second unit
just listed at $78,000. Call Suzanne Georgia.


ISLAND DUPLEX
Best priced in quiet neighborhood, less
than 1 block walk to beach. Offered at
$129,900. Call Ed Oliveria.


NEWLY REMODELED BAYFRONT
Duplex with fabulous views, spacious
floor plans and a short walk to beach.
Decorator turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft.
total living area. Offered at $389,000.
Call Dave Moynihan.

RARE ISLAND LOTS
100 x 100 lot near beach ... $85,000
100 x 100 lot duplex ........ $139,900
Canalfront Bayview.......... $147,500
Gulfview, Holmes Beach $139,900
Call Dave Moynihan
or Ed Oliverira for details


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Week, Month
Annual
* Cottages, Houses
Bungalows
Villas
Condominiums


Carla Price


REALTORS


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


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S Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sand "I Lawn Mowing *Trimming Edging
l Lawn \ Hauling* By theacut or by themonth.
SService .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED
778.1 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
\778-134 AND SATISFACTION

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

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


C J's Plumnbing Inc. 778-3614
24-Hour Emergency Service & Repairs
Water Heaters -Drain Cleaning *Disposals *Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper 569-9052
Licensed & Insured CFC056844


REMODELING


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* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
* DECKS' & MORE


ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


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Gar F. Deffenbaugh y
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LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence
Auto-Home-Commercial re.. cellenc
LOCKS Residential-Commercial
REKEYINSTALL MASTER Interior & Exterior
Nw & UsedLocks & Repar Popcorn Celng Repair
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594ASis 778-5594 778-3468
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Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
* Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139

The Islander Bystander
office moved from 5408
to 5404 Marina Drive, Island
Shopping Center. We're two
doors over from the old office on
the opposite side of Chez Andre.
Easy to find


For:
*Doors Trim Wicker
Louvre Doors
Furniture
PICK UP & DELIVERY

Ogden Painting

755-2166


BUSINESS
CENTER

C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

Mini Storage
Retail or Service
CALL NOW
778-2924
5347 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach


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HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued RENT____________ ALCotne


KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential &
commercial. New construction or remodeling. 25
years experience, insured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call
778-5354 or pager 506-6186.

SCREENS REPLACED/REPAIRED, roof coating
and repairs, interior/exterior painting, drywall repairs,
ceiling fans, carpentry & ceramic tile. Low prices.
Call 778-0410.

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

CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed and
repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guaran-
teed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381
or beeper 506-3297.
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.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott


Fully furnished beach cottage. 1 BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
cable. 778-2832.

GULFFRONT GROUND FLOOR, 1BR/1BA condo.
Screened lanai, sundeck on private beach w/ hot
tub. $525 per wk. includes phone and cable. Avail-
able. 778-2832.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private paio. Pool, w/d. 211 South Bay
Blvd. 778-2896.
ANNUAL RENTAL large 1BR/1BA. 203 2nd St.,
Bradenton Beach. 1 block to beach/fishing pier. Just
remodeled, water and garbage included. $500 mo.
(813) 874-0973.
SEASONAL RENTAL adorable cottage, 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, just remodeled. 1 block to beach/fish-
ing pier. 106 Church St., Bradenton Beach. $500 wk/
$1,200 mo. (813) 874-0973.
VACATION RENTAL Bayfront with deep water boat
dock. 2BR/1BA, newly remodeled, designer turnkey
furnished. Short walk to Gulf beaches and restaurants.
Available weekly or monthly. Ask Denise about Her-
ons Landing. (941) 778-2246 or (800) 211-2323.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED waterfront rental.
Westbay Cove condominium. 2nd floor corner unit
with great view. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis. Call Old
Florida Realty at 778-3377 anytime.

VACATION RENTALS 1BR apartments, hotel room.
Daily, weekly, monthly. Low summer rates. Walk to
beach, shops, restaurants. Magnolia apartments
778-2627.

WATERFRONT ON WIDE canal. "Key West haven"
Anna Maria Island, 2BR/1 BA furnished. Seasonal
Jun. Nov. 30, 1996. $600 mo. plus security, no
pets. 794-5891.

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.

ANNUAL KEY ROYALE beauty. Furnished 2BR/
2BA plus office/bedroom. Canalfront, screened
lanai, huge utility room and much morel Available
immediately. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate for further
information. 941-778-1450 or 1-800-306-9666.
SUMMER VACATION RENTAL Gulffront, newly re-
modeled 1 BR ground floor apartment. By week or
month. Non smokers only. 792-0584.
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA duplex. One block from the
beach. Call 778-3663.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA apartment,
Florida room, w/d hook-up, garage, peek of the Gulf.
No dogs. $650 mo. 1st, last, security. 103 7th Street,
Bradenton Beach. Seasonal Rentals: Anna Maria
Island Club $750 wk; North Beach Village $650 & up;
Charming old Florida beach house, sleeps 6 +, $650
wk. Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA with back yard, part of duplex.
Well maintained and 1/2 block to beach. Available for
July 1 occupancy. No pets. Call 778-0608.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, sunroom could be additional
bedroom. Across from beach. Call 778-6569.
HOLMES BEACH 1 BR/1 BA unfurnished close to the
beach. $500 mo. Phone 778-2967.
VERY NICE 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach apartment.
Newly upgraded, pool. No dogs. $650 mo. + deposit.
Call Jeffrey at 795-2929 or 778-3567.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment.
Immaculate, new paint & carpet. Close to beach. No
pets. $650 mo. 778-0217.
1 BR/1 BA DUPLEX Holmes Beach. Annual $475 plus
utilities. No pets. 795-0413.
1BR CONDO, nicely furnished. Bayfront pool, beach
nearby, laundry. Three mo. minimum $550 mo. Avail-
able now. 1st, last and $300 security deposit. 778-8412.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Lovely furnished 2BR
apartment, no pets. Sun porch. Week, month or va-
cation. Call 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 1BR/1BA duplex. Nice
area, close to beach. $525 includes water and trash
removal. 778-4368.
VACATION ON ANNA MARIA Island. Immaculate
2BR with view of Gulf. Short walk to beach. Summer
rates. Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
VACATION RESORT 66 1st floor poolside. 6/29/96
- 7/6/96 -$550; 7/6/96 7/13/96 $500. Ocean front
ground floor, 7/27/96 8/3/96 $600. 778-4523 or
(800) 977-0803.
SEASONAL 3 MO. MINIMUM Ocean front ground
floor cottage. 2BR/2BA. $2,500. Call 77-2439.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW COTTAGES on quiet dead
end street along Gulf. 3BR remodeled. Weekly,
monthly or lease. $1,300 mo. 2BR, new bath, $850
mo. 778-0990.
GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA top floor mas-
ter suite, unique home, decks, patio, tropical gar-
dens. 90' to Gulf. Private beach. $3,000 mo./
$1,000 wk. 778-0990.
1BR/1BA PARTIALLY FURNISHED. Quiet area,
walk to stores. $125 per week plus deposit. Utilities
furnished. 778-6258

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA 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.




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NORTH CAROLINA MTS. Lake Glenville. 3BR/2BA,
1 year old, fireplace, large covered porch. $500 wk.
+ tax and cleaning. Call 778-3026.
HOUSEMATE WANTED to share 3BR/2BA. Working
male. $85 $100 wk. + $50 deposit. All utilities in-
cluded. Washer/dryer. No pets or smokers. 778-5114.
WANTED HOME EXCHANGE for 1 or 2 o r 3
months. My Dana Point, CA home for yours. Prefer
on Gulf. Call 714-493-3537, leave message.
PRIME OFFICE SPACE or artist studio for rent on
Anna Maria. 900 sq. ft. Call 951-0585.
TWO RETAIL/COMMERCIAL STORES corner of
Holmes Blvd. and Gulf Dr. 800 sq. ft. 5337 Gulf Dr.
600 + sq. ft. 5306A Holmes Blvd. Drive by and call
778-2694.
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE in Holmes
Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT on Anna Maria
Island. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft. Excellent location
- great visibility. Call Smith Realtors at 778-0777.
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.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Rare 3BR/2BA
with TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport,
new carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach.
For information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apart-
ments, 4-units furnished. Large lot with pool.
$449,000, by owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd.
778-2896.
HOME FOR SALE $229,900.3BR/2BA, 1 1/2 years
old. 608 Fern Street, Anna Maria. For additional in-
formation, please call 778-9515.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE $159,000. Spacious 3BR/
2BA townhome w/treetop views Community pool
and only steps to the beach. Jan Jordan, Broker-
Realtor. The Longboat Connection, Inc., 387-9709..
LOT FOR SALE 501 Reclinata $142,000. 1/3 acre
homesite in area of fine homes. Building plans avail-
able. Call Jim LaRose, Realtor. The Longboat Con-
nection, Inc., 387-9709.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $149,900. 778-7127.
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.
HOME FOR SALE $227,500. 3BR/2BA, 1 1/2 years
old. 608 Fern Street, Anna Maria. A must see. For
additional information, please call 778-9515.
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.


WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo overlooking land-
scaped pool and Tampa Bay. New kitchen, freshly
decorated, second floor end unit. $132,000. Call
(800) 484-1692-9726.


FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 buildings, 4 units, 100' x
115'. Flowing well 200' from beach. Owner occupied
and run for 26 years. $350,000. 111 113 36th Street,
Holmes Beach. 778-2071.


MYAKKA COUNTRY RESORT 3BR/2BA on 5 acres
of oaks and pasture. Fenced with out buildings. Town
& Shore Realty. 778-6587.
FOR SALE BY OWNER unfurnished 2BR/2BA direct
Gulffront condo. Panoramic view of beach and Gulf.
Pool, covered parking, elevator. Updated as of Feb.,
1996. New water heater, A/C, stove, refrigerator,
carpet, drapes and paint. Enjoy beautiful sunsets
from your private balcony. Priced at $129,000. To
see call (941) 778-5057.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS Time for a change?
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has openings for their
Island offices. Highest commission splits paid, sup-
port staff, signing bonus, listing & sales referrals we
help you make the move. Call Michael E. Nink, Bro-
ker 383-5543.
ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA, new appliances, 2 story
enclosed downstairs. $143,000. 778-5125.


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TINTINNABULATION
BY FRANCES HANSEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Headed
downward
5 "Forever" girl
10 "Not guilty," e.g.
14 Movie moguls
19 Sportscaster
Rote
20 Nursery rhyme
vegetables
21 Sentry's cry
22 Man of many
words
23 Sans
ornamentation
25 Best seller of
1944
27 C6te d'Azur
resort
28 Kind of service
30 "I Write the
Songs" singer
31 Charlie Brown's
belligerent
friend
32 Drug-yielding
plants
33 Chico's aunt
34 Island off the
west coast of
South America
37 Lumberjack's
tournament
38 Like some
garages
43 Greer of sports
and TV
44 Stag line's
favorite
46 Joseph Lincoln
book "Cap'n


47 Eastern title
48 Golf champ
Ballesteros
49 Flag
50 Fly in the
ointment
51 Benevolent
monopoly, once
52 In a narrow
escape
56 Start of a book
57 Exit on the sly
59 Checks
60 Whitewater
rafting site
61 Dress cut
62 Mercutio's
friend
63 Wood hyacinth
64 Frederick
Ashton ballet
66 Many a
Hitchcock
performance
67 French director
Tavernier
70 Foreign
dignitaries
71 Amaryllis
73 Space station
name
74 One of a Latin
trio
75 Kipling's
Rikki-Tikki---
76 Desperate
77 Start of a
volume 1 label
78 One with a habit
79 Insurrectionism
83 Italian holy man
85 Supreme Court,
e.g.
87 Carols
88 Persian treat
89 Ballot abbr.
90 Shaded walk


91 Kind of land
92 Oblique
96 Taylor's third
97 Leprechaun
locale
101 "Cautionary
Tales" writer
103 Pre-World War I
period
106 Mountain ridge
107 Bop on the head
108 Remove
chemically
109 America West
Arena team
110 Household
appliance
111 Sees red?
112 Rum, to some
113 Was the ruin of
DOWN
1 Gull-like bird
2 Boston suburb
3 "- the Stars
Get in My Eyes"
(1953 country
hit)
4 "Oklahoma!"
choreographer
5 Per
6 Chaotic
7 Cousin of
"Phooey!"
8 Wyo.-to-Mo.
direction
9 Cousin of the
coyote
10 "Aida" figure
11 Singer Patti et
al.
12 Puck
13 Mote
14 Of the skull
15 Lion's or bull's
place


16 "I've Got -

17 MGM Grand site
18 Pack
24 Audible
navigational
marker
26 Disconcert
29 Rapper with the
group Body
Count
32 Whispered
sweet nothings
34 Wedges (in)
35 Actor Paul
36 "Camille
Claudel" actress
37 Strengthen, as a
levee
38 "- Irish Rose"
39 Writer Ida
40 "Kings Row"
author
41 Sappho's Muse
42 "Eat hearty!"
44 Largest U.S. city
hospital
45 Race: Prefix
48 Macon's river
50 Not so zany
52 Drums, slangily
53 Headache
remedy
54 Where Mocha is
55 Attach, in a way
56 Wingding
58 A con artist may
go by it
60 "Sunrise
Serenade"
composer
Frankie
62 Beachgoer's
item
63 Murder mystery
suspects, often


64 Praying figure
65 Belgian province
or its capital
66 Nitpick
67 Ecstasy
68 "The
Untouchables"
villain
69 Wilt
71 Indian of British
Columbia


72 One of the
Astaires
75 Compassionate
79 More stunted
80 Opens
81 Sign at an
antique shop
82 Twitted
83 Starchy tuber
foodstuff
84 Confounded


86 Growing in
pairs,
botanically
88 Lurch
90 United
91 Stay fairly
stationary, as a
ship '
92 Major Barbara's
creator
93 Foreign
currency


94 First name in TV
emceeing
95 20's look
98 Marine shade
99 Former Senate
Armed Forces
Committee head
100 Secretary, e.g.
102 Roar
104 Falstaff's quaff
105 Activity for
Caesar


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SIX BEDROOM WATERFRONT $698,000 Boater's
dream home on Bimini Bay. Many upgrades, indoor pool, boat
dock & lift for large boats. Located on Key Royale on quiet cul-
de-sac. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791 or 778-4891.
a DIRECT BAYFRONT $595,000 Panoramic view of
Tampa Bay. Immaculate 3BR/2.5BA split plan. Spanish mo-
tif, tropical courtyard, elegant open-plan, living area w/fire-
place, heated pool, large dock & much more. Call Nick
Patsios 778-2261 or 778-4642.
S DEEP WATER CANAL $589,900 Custom 4BR/3BA w/
vaulted ceilings, lighted plant shelves. Spacious master suite
w/jacuzzi tub. Over 2,400 sq. ft. garage area. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt 778-4931.
UNUSUAL KEY ROYALE HOME $349,000 2BR/2BA
plus den. 1BR/1BA private guest quarters. Tile floors, pool,
screened porch, dock, 2 car garage, low maintenance land-
scaping. Call Helen White 778-2268 or 778-6956.
KEY ROYALE $229,000 Well maintained and deco-
rated canalfront home on prestigious Key Royale. Private
dock and only minutes away from Tampa Bay. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-6691.
S ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT $149,000 3BR/1.5BA
canalfront home in Anna Maria City. Needs TLC. Wide canal,
seawall, area of nice homes. Rooms to expand. Great fixer-
upper. Call Helen White 778-6956.
r., TOWNHOUSE ON THE WATER $215,000 Rarely
available 3BR/3BA, 2 story enclosed lanai. Westbay Point &
Moorings boat dock outside your door. Spacious, elegant
interior. Call Bobye Chasey 778-1532.
0 COQUINA BEACH CLUB $185,000 2BR/2BA directly
overlooking wide beach. Gorgeous sunsets. Turnkey fur-
i nished. Great rental opportunity. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-6791.
0 GULFFRONT COMPLEX $169,000. Park under the
building with an elevator. 2BR/2BA, lanai with gas grill. Com-
plex has 30 x 60 pool. Partial Gulf view. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones 778-6791.
E KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOME $155,500 Private
cul-de-sac steps to the northern Island beaches. 3BR/2BA,
2 car garage, recreation area. Low maintenance fee. Wrap-
around upper balcony. Tropical foliage & law. Call Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261.
N VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOWS $142,500
Downstairs corner unit, 2BR/2BA, tile entry, kitchen & baths.
Berber carpet. Entry is glassed and living room extended.
Seven ceiling fans, domed kitchen ceiling. Call Lu Rhoden
778-2692.
9 TERRIFIC ISLAND VALUE $92,500 Surnbou Bo a
2BR/2BA covered parking ele..alcr c.I iennr, cl.:e
to beach shopping Call Lu Rh.:d'en "-.;9.:'2
NICE TRIPLEX $189,000 in ile ,ier ,oer Cl Holrr,-
Beach Live inr, one unit land reni iIhe c.Irher i.'.o C.311i e i
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KEY ROYALE BEST BUY
$219,000
Well maintained 2BR/2BA home on 70 ft.
wide canal. Newly remodeled kitchen,
open floor plan overlooks caged pool.
Sprinkler system.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.

* FACING TAMPA BAY $395,000 Ideal for strip center
& resort related business. Near all major beach & restaurant
facilities. Lot also includes existing small building & boat
dock. Call Walt Schnoerr 778-7780.
9 COZY WATERFRONT $159,900 2BR/2BA w/fireplace,
2 car garage, caged pool, like new inside and out. Located
in beautiful Coral Shores East. Call Harold Small 792-8628.
9 PALMA SOLA AREA HOME $135,000 3BR/2BA, fam-
ily room, Florida room, solar hot water heater-electric auxil-
iary. 2 car garage, lot 116 x 125. 2,000 sq. air-conditioned
area. Cul-de-sac street. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-7780.
*BOATERS TAKE NOTE $65,900 2BR/1.5BA
townhouse with available boat dock. Overlooks large pool &
courtyard. Excellent location great rental or vacation home.
Call Chard Winheim 778-6743.
m MONEY MAKER DUPLEX $49,900 Front is 1 or 2BR,
rear is studio. 2 rental garages make this one very positive
in cash flow. Investors take note. Chard Winheim 778-6743.
9 AUTO PARTS BUSINESS $485,000 Well established
and very profitable business. Two excellent locations might be
bought separately. P & L available. Call Harold Small 792-8628.
N COMMERCIAL BUILDING NEAR -'75 $285,000
8,775 sq. ft. commercial building on cul-de-sac of Hwy. 65
Ea3t near 1-75 interchange Clean modern & fully air condi-
.n.ed zor,Ied C.G C3il l/,' er Sc'c,-'Ie "8.* 61
* FLORIST BUSINESS RETAIL $50,000 E-cellert 10o
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* 2.9 ACRES OR 3 LOTS. 2 miles east of 1-75 on busy SR
64. Could be light commercial offices or multi-family. Cleared
and has old fence. Good buy. Call Harold Small 792-9628.
* PERICO BAY CLUB $219,000 Luxurious 3BR/2BA first
floor in Edgewater Pointe. $20,000 worth of additional up-
grades. Fabulous bay view. Designer furnishings. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261.
* PERICO BAY CLUB VILLA $155,900 Large Grand
Cayman model. Den can be third bedroom. Screened porch
& deck with private water view. Two car garage. Entry court-
yard. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.
* PERICO BAY LAKEFRONT $137,000 2 car garage,
tiled foyer & kitchen, 5 fans, microwave, humidifier, designer
wall coverings, glass Florida room, pool, tennis, guard. Call
Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
* PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO $125,500 2BR/2BA im-
maculate turnkey furnished "KINGFISHER" unit with breath-
less view. Pool, tennis, clubhouse, with 24 hour guarded
gate. See & call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
* PERICO BAY CLUB $119,900 Lovely lakeside villa
featuring tennis, nature trails and only two miles to Gulf
beaches. Gated community. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-4891.
9 PERICO BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO $115,000 including
tennis courts, pool & spa, lush landscaping. Guarded secu-
rity gate, private garage. Foreign owner with tenant in place.
Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
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